April 05, 2006

Charlotte's Web Teaser Trailer

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A teaser trailer has been released for the big screen adaptation of the classic E.B. White children's book Charlotte's Web. Since it's just a teaser, not a lot is revealed, but you do get a look at the starring animals and the famous voices lent to them, including Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, and my darling Oprah. Sadly, missing from the trailer was my personal favorite talking animal, Kirstie Alley.

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Silent Hill Character Shots

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Though I admittedly know fairly little about the source material, I've become completely obsessed with seeing what disgusting freaks they're going to bring out for the Silent Hill movie. Now, on the official site, they've posted shots of several characters I hadn't yet seen in stills, such as "The Nurses" and "The Janitor."

In addition to the stills, Sony has also converted the images into wallpapers and printable iPod skins. While I think it's nice of them to offer up these extras, couldn't they have put some more thought into the iPod skins? Look at the "Red Pyramid" one. Once the sections have been cut out for the iPod screen and scroll wheel, you're just left with the image of an arm and part of a torso. The "Dahlia" skin is just some clumpy hair. It's probably better that way, though, so when someone wants to beat you up for having some nerdy Silent Hill iPod skin, you can pretend it's a picture of Bob Marley instead. If they ask which picture, say it's the one where he's smoking a joint.

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Video Diary for "Hot Stuff" May Be Confused for "Hot Fuzz"

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UPDATE: It turns out I don't pay attention a lot of the time, so the reason this video blog was irrelevant to Hot Fuzz was because it's for Hot Stuff. Whoops! This is that kind of lesson that teaches me to "read full titles," like the lessons that teach me to "check for appropriate genitalia." Still, that's some Hot Stuff, eh?

You can get the actual third Hot Fuzz video HERE. Seriously, I don't know how I mixed up the links.

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See Some Clips from Brick

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Focus Features has put up some clips from Rian Johnson's Brick online, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, and a kid who's seen Everything is Iluminated too many times. I've heard nothing but good talk about this film, usually hearing that it's a well-done update of the old film noirs, but I'll continue to refer to it as looking, "like those stories Snoopy typed," because I only understand movies in relation to Peanuts cartoons.

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Sharon Stone Talks Total Recall and Specialist Sequels

sharon-stone-sequels.jpgDoes Sharon Stone have more sequels in the works? She seems to hope so. Speaking at the premiere of Basic Instinct 2, the actress revealed to a fan that a second Total Recall may be in the works and that she's talked of making a sequel to The Specialist.

She said she thinks the company that made the first "Total Recall" might be doing one, but that she won't be in it because her character is dead. "I would have loved to of though". She said she's talked to Sly Stallone, though, about doing a "Specialist" sequel a couple of times.

Come on, Sharon. I think we all know that your character being dead won't be what stops you from making another Total Recall. Your negotiations are all based on the amount of cooter you get to show--the more the better. For a Total Recall sequel, you'd probably only ask for pubes, but come time for The Mighty 2, and your demands skyrocket, bringing to audiences the first big screen hysterectomy. I'm actually hoping you make a The Specialist sequel, because I've been dying to get a peek at those old ovaries.

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Lonely Island Crew Making a Movie

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The Andy Samberg and the rest of the guys from the comedy group The Lonely Island, who recently made news for joining the cast of SNL and creating the short that became an Internet sensation, "Lazy Sunday," are set to star-in and direct a script by South Park writer Pam Brady:

The Paramount Pictures project centers on an accident-prone daredevil (Samberg) who plans to jump the Snake River on a moped to emulate his hero Evel Knievel in order to win over his hard-to-please stepfather. The studio is eyeing a July start.

Someone will have to tell me if I should be excited about this. I've heard that their shorts are pretty funny, but I still haven't gotten to watching any of them. I'm actually a decade behind on all of my Internet sensations. I just finished watching an animation emulating a road sign, telling me that a webpage is "under construction." It's crazy because webpages aren't constructed that way. By the end of tonight, I'm hoping to finish watching some kid swinging a broom around like a lightsaber, if my sides would only stop aching from this hilarious dancing baby.

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