Thursday Call Sheet: Seducing Sharon Stone, '24' Delay, and How To Get That 'John Carter' Sequel Made

Thursday Call Sheet: Seducing Sharon Stone, '24' Delay, and How To Get That 'John Carter' Sequel Made

HBO CEASES PRODUCTION ON ‘LUCK’ IN WAKE OF HORSE DEATHS

For a high-profile series headlined by a star like Dustin Hoffman and produced by the likes of Michael Mann and David Milch, this is an awfully extreme and rash decision. That said…

I’m no animal rights’ fanatic, but three horses dead in two years does sound like a systemic problem. And as someone who feels guilty when goldfish in my care die, I can’t say I wouldn’t have made the same decision.

JEREMY RENNER UP TO REPLACE JAKE GYLLENHAAL IN MOTOR CITY?

Jeremy Renner replacing Jake Gyllenhaal in anything is always a win for Hollywood and America.

’24′ MOVIE HITS PRODUCTION DELAY

All the crap that gets made, all the unwanted sequels and remakes, and this one can’t get off the ground.

We’ll see “Daredevil 2: The Quickening” first.

‘JOHN CARTER’ FANS DEMAND A SEQUEL, LAUNCH FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN

Well, then I suggest they get on Fandango and start buying a ton of tickets.

AN EARLIER OSCARS LOOKS LIKELY – JUST NOT FOR 2013

This is a move to shorten the intense competition stretch between the announcements of the nominations and the awards, but also to bring in more viewers. The Academy seems to think Oscar’s ratings woes might have something to do with how fresh the films are in moviegoers minds.

I have a plan to fix the Oscars, but no one will listen to me — make better movies and employ actors who aren’t assholes.  

THE GREATEST TV DRAMA OF THE PAST 25 YEARS, ROUND TWO: ‘THE SOPRANOS’ VS. ‘THE SHIELD

Can you believe I’ve never seen “The Shield?” Don’t get me wrong, I want to, but unless it streams on Amazon or Netflix, I probably won’t.

TOM FELTON TO SEDUCE SHARON STONE

Like that’s difficult.

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LAST NIGHT’S SCREENING

We’ve been streaming old episodes of “Emergency.” It’s the kind of show David Zucker mercilessly mocked, but I have to tell you, it’s compelling television and perfect escapism.

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COMING SOON TO HOME VIDEO

Albert Nobbs: Consumers looking to view one of the best performances of the year will have a chance to see Glenn Close in the celebrated three-time Oscar® nominee Albert Nobbs for a limited two week engagement on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. The sneak peek will come one month ahead of the film’s debut on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download May 15th.

A man with a secret. A woman with a dream. In order to survive in 19th century Ireland, a woman must live and work as a man. But, some thirty years after first donning men’s clothing to fit into her surroundings, Albert Nobbs (Close), finds herself trapped inside a prison of her own making.

Albert Nobbs will be available on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View via cable, digital and satellite providers for a special two week window from April 10th through April 24th. Pricing and title details available; check your local providers.

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SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINKTACULAR

“QUESTIONABLE TREK – VOL. 5” – SCOTTDS DAMNS “STAR TREK: NEMESIS” WITH FAINT PRAISE

TOTAL RECALL’ SPOT REVEALS THE FIRST FOOTAGE

21 MOVIES WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IN 2012

‘DARK SHADOWS’ SETS TRAILER PREMIERE DATE AND GETS FIRST REVIEW

5 UNWANTED SEQUELS THAT BIT THE DUST AND 5 MORE THAT ARE GETTING MADE

 HOW “JOHN CARTER” SUCCEEDS WHERE THE “STAR WARS” PREQUELS FAILED

WHAT THE “ROBOCOP” REMAKE MUST LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES

 “PROMETHEUS” TEASER FEATURES GUY PIERCE GIVING A TED TALK

 “ACT OF VALOR” ACQUIRED BY FX

“ALCATRAZ” WILL BE SHOOTING A CAR CHASE HOMAGE TO “BULLITT”

READ J.D. SALINGER’S LETTER EXPLAINING WHY A “CATCHER IN THE RYE” MOVIE WOULD NEVER WORK

 40 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE “DAWN OF THE DEAD’ COMMENTARY

 TALES FROM DEVELOPMENT HELL: FRANK DARABONT’S “INDIANA JONES AND THE CITY OF THE GODS”

“THE PHANTOM MENACE” GETS REWRITTEN SO IT MAKES SENSE (MILDLY NSFW)…

…WHILE SCIENTISTS PROVE YOU CAN’T “NUKE THE FRIDGE”

HOW HOLLYWOOD CONQUERED THE WORLD

MANLY MOVIE QUOTES FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY

THE 50 GREATEST MOVIE FREAKOUTS OF ALL TIME (NSFW)

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CLASSIC PICK FOR FRIDAY,  MARCH 16

TCM:

2:30 AM EST: She Freak (1967)  — A diner waitress joins a traveling circus. Dir: Byron Mabe Cast:  Claire Brennen, Lee Raymond, Lynn Courtney. C-83 mins, TV-PG,

Like you need me to suggest you watch a movie called “She Freak.”

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