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Monday, August 04, 2008

Transformers 2

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"Those of you excited to see Jake Gyllenhaal get his parkour on are going to have to wait another year it seems - because Variety is reporting that the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced video game adaptation has fallen prey to the Sands of Time.

Disney has decided to push Prince of Persia’s release date from June 19, 2009 to Memorial Day ‘10, saying officially that “it wants to allow plenty of time for post-production considering that the tentpole will require extensive special effects to create its fantasy world and setpieces.”

Right, and I’m sure the fact that the movie was originally going to open a week ahead of Transformers 2 had nothing to do with it… Disney doesn’t want to take any chances with a movie they hope they can spin into a “mega-franchise,” complete with theme park rides, sequels, and endless merchandising - and it’s showing". Source: tunaflix.com

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"We already knew the sequel would focus on Shia’s “Sam growing up and going to college … a teenager growing into a man,” but apparently “although both characters have grown from high school- to college-age since the first “Transformers” installment, only LaBeouf’s Witwicky is off to college because Fox’s Banes can’t afford school, Bay said.”

But when Fox comes to visit, all hell breaks loose, because a scene shot outside the Ivy League school’s gym reportedly has Shia and Megan (along with a healthy number of extras) running for their lives.

But wait, that’s not all, because Empire also has the following cryptic quote from fellow Revenge of the Fallen star Josh Duhamel: “ ‘I guess who [my character’s] working with is probably the biggest change,’ ” said Duhamel, before adding once more, presumably for emphasis. ” ‘Who he’s working with.’

That’s gotten the rumor mill running wild with speculation that the Autobots and Decepticons will be teaming up to fight an even more dangerous foe (aka Fallen, a relatively obscure character from the comics hinted at by the film’s subtitle), but I wouldn’t get too carried away with that just yet".

Source: tunaflix.com

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"Before Shia LaBeouf decided to take his truck for spin late Saturday night, he reportedly hung out in a club, drinking his face off with Transformers 2 co-star Isabel Lucas.

The actor, who needed extensive surgery after his car flipped twice and he was arrested for DUI, was partying with his pals at the Troubadour club watching the Lemon Son band, before he got behind the wheel.Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Apparently Isabel didn't think all the shots Shia was throwing back were an issue, as she got in the car alongside of him. The young starlet was reportedly treated at the hospital and released, with no major injuries, after the crash".
Source: dailyblabber.ivillage.com

Megan Fox's sex awkwardness

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"As if you really needed another reason to go see Jennifer’s Body after those leaked set pics last month, check out what Megan Fox told MTV UK about her new movie: “I have a few love scenes. I eat and seduce everyone - boys and girls. There’s a lot of kissing and craziness.”
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But apparently Megan didn’t enjoy the love scenes as much as I’m sure her co-stars did (boys and girls, c’mon, it’s Megan Fox!): “It was awkward, it’s always awkward and it’s never fun…. Johnny Simmons and I got really close and became really good friends… so I’m kissing him and he’s like my brother - it was really awful.”
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Ouch… but don’t worry Johnny, even though Megan Fox just revealed to the whole world that kissing you was “awful”, screw them. You got to make out with her and they didn’t. That’s the kind of thing you put as your epitaph: Here lies a man who once made out with Megan Fox". Source: tunaflix.com

Michael Cera fired from "Knocked Up"

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Batman memorabilia

"Reese Witherspoon's son given Batman memorabilia by Jake Gyllenhaal's sister.

Reese asked boyfriend Jake to see if his sister Maggie could get any memorabilia from the set of new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight', for her four-year-old son Deacon. Deacon - Reese's son from her marriage to Ryan Phillippe - was said to be "thrilled" by the action figures and copy of the script Maggie got for him.
A friend of Reese said: "Deacon is quite the Batman fan. Deacon has been waiting for 'The Dark Knight' to come out, although Reese was worried that it was too dark for him to watch at his age. "He was thrilled with Maggie's presents."
Source: www.thebosh.com

Reese's Rules

"Reps for Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are denying tabloid reports that the couple are engaged.

"They are not engaged, getting married or any of the reports," the reps tell PEOPLE exclusively, calling the reports "lies."

Witherspoon, 32 and Gyllenhaal, 27, began quietly dating in April 2007. They recently were seen together in Paris with Witherspoon's kids".

•Reporting by JULIE JORDAN
Source: www.people.com

"Reese Witherspoon has reportedly come up with a set of house rules that boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal must follow.

The Brokeback Mountain actor moved into Witherspoon's Los Angeles home last month and according to Star, the actress insisted on composing a series of strict rules for her boyfriend.

An insider said: "Reese believes in wide-open communication, and she discussed at length with him what is best for her household.

"Some of [the things she insists on] are run-of-the-mill. He has to take off his shoes when he's in the house; trash must be taken out when the can is three-quarters full; and no feet on the coffee table."

The source added that Witherspoon has clamped down on Gyllenhaal's swearing: "Jake used to swear like a sailor, but not anymore. If he does, he has to apologise."
Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

Disney pushes Prince of Persia back

"Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have pushed back the release of fantasy actioner "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" by nearly a year, from June 19, 2009, to Memorial Day weekend 2010.

Officially, Disney said it wants to allow plenty of time for post-production considering that the tentpole will require extensive special effects to create its fantasy world and setpieces.

In addition, however, the move takes "Prince of Persia" out of the path of "Transformers 2," which DreamWorks and Paramount open on June 26, 2009.

Filmmaker Mike Newell began lensing the pic last week in Morocco and will remain there until the production moves to London.

Decision to delay the release by a year caught some by surprise, although the calendar could continue to see major reshufflings because of the ongoing labor strife in Hollywood. Studios may want to allow for extra cushion in case of any production delays.

Bruckheimer and Disney don’t want to take any chances with "Prince of Persia," which they are hoping turns into a mega-franchise, along the lines of "Pirates of the Caribbean," that can feed the entire Disney empire, from sequels to potential TV or direct-to-DVD spinoffs, merchandise and Disney theme-park attractions.

Pic, based on Ubisoft’s bestselling vidgame, toplines Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina.

In its new date, "Prince of Persia" opens a week after the release of "Shrek Goes Fourth."

Disney isn’t relinquishing the June 19-21, 2009, weekend completely".

Source: www.variety.com

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Christmas Wedding?!

"Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon is to marry Jake Gyllenhaal at Christmas.

Brokeback Mountain star Gyllenhaal, 27, has told friends he and Reese, 32 – who won Best Actress for Walk The Line – plan to wed on or around his birthday on December 19 after he finishes his new film, Prince Of Persia.
Wedding belle: Reese Witherspoon is set to marry

A source on the set of the £100 million epic adventure, currently filming in Morocco, said: ‘Jake is telling everyone they are getting married at Christmas.‘He told me he had proposed several times but she kept telling him she wanted to give their relationship more time. When he asked her again a couple of weeks ago, she finally said yes.’

Reese, who has two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, met Gyllenhaal in 2006 while filming the thriller Rendition". Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

"Prince of Persia" delay

"Not content to let one of their potential blockbusters get crushed by giant, transforming robots, Disney has decided to push PRINCE OF PERSIA back a full year to Memorial Day 2010. The movie was originally scheduled for release on June 19, 2009, one week before TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN would unleash its LaBeoufness on the world. The on-the-record reason for pushing PERSIA back was to "allow plenty of time for post-production" and an "extra cushion" in case of SAG delays. (I've heard car salesman with better bullshit lines than that.) Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer feel they could have a PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN success with PERSIA and want to make sure it's the idea conditions for a release. Strangely their new date still puts them in one week's proximity to another franchise juggernaut - SHREK GOES FOURTH. PERSIA, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfred Molina and Gemma Arterton, just began filming this week in Morocco".
Source: www.joblo.com

Michael Cera & Kat Dennings Video

Saturday, August 02, 2008

"Red Sonja" trailer

Rose McGowan and Robert Rodriguez promotioning "Red Sonja" (2008).

Aviva in "Desperate Hippies"

A spoof of Desperate Housewives about stoner chicks living on Weedsteria Lane starring Aviva the hot chick from Superbad.

Maggie's fashion disorder?

"Surely, promoting The Dark Knight was the perfect way for this indie princess to present her quirky personal style as a charming antidote to Hollywood’s cookie-cutter starlets. Instead, she gave us a fashion roller-coaster, sporting a schizophrenic range of looks that made us wonder if she threw them into her bags at random, possibly while blindfolded.
Maggie’s lone hit came at the Stateside premiere, to which she wore a gorgeous black flowered Dries Van Noten gown (above, center), with minimal accessories beyond the kind of shoulders that make us drop and do ten (okay … five) on the spot. -Note from Weirdland (Our collaborator Penny Lane knows Mr. Van Noten's secretary!)- That's the perfect modern, offbeat spin on a classic cut, and a great example of keeping it simple without being a snore.

But it’s sandwiched between two fussy, bipolar flops. Maggie's floor-length blue-and-black Zac Posen is the clothing version of a split-personality soap-opera character: the pretty, generally well-liked sheath fighting to peek out from behind the domineering, overworked, bed-jacket-esque overlay that appeared one day after a bump on the head and started slutting around town ruining their joint reputation. And that vintage black cocktail dress can't figure out WHAT it wants to be. Did she knot a velvet toga over a slip and think a feathered headband would be the magic Band-Aid that patched it all together?
Multiple personality disorder, dressed in Gaultier and Stella McCartney.

Then Maggie threw in a few ill-advised retro curveballs. So while we’d hoped to emerge from the shadow of The Dark Knight’s press onslaught refreshed by Maggie’s off-kilter charm and sassy style, here we are throwing up our hands and saying to ourselves, "I wonder what Katie Holmes would have worn if she'd stuck around?" The only firm statement these looks make is that Maggie favors an updo. And unless she’s hankering for an Us Weekly cover about her bobby-pin addiction, we hope she’ll consider a more all-around cohesive approach to her next summer-movie fashion spree. After all, if you want your clothes to make a statement, it's better if they're not speaking in tongues. —The Fug Girls
Source: nymag.com

Friday, August 01, 2008

Nick and Norah's Blogs

Nick's Blog:
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight, surrounded by gays
Location: Hoboken, NJNick's Interests
Books: High Fidelity, About a Boy, Songbook, The Baby-sitters Club (my sisters’), Yugo Owners Manual
Television: The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Arrested Development
Music: Green Day, Death Cab, The Shins, Jeff Buckley, Beck, Where’s Fluffy, Elliot Smith, Sinatra, lots of others
Movies: Waking Life
Interests: Tris Nick's Schools:
Hoboken High School, Hoboken, NJ
Source: www.randomhouse.com

Norah's Blog:
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: That question is racist…or sexist…or homo-ist…or something “ist” that’s very wrong and judgmental. Who cares? Love is love. Lust is lust. Or so I’ve heard.
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Norah's Interests:
Books: Charlotte’s Web, I Capture the Castle, White Teeth, Please Kill Me, Franny & Zooey, Angela’s Ashes, Dangerous Angels, The Adventures of Augie March, Anna Karenina, To Kill a Mockingbird, High Fidelity, Catch-22, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, In Cold Blood, Tropic of Cancer, Harriet the Spy, The Virgin Suicides, The Book Thief, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Sweet Soul Music, Nine Stories, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tender Is the Night, On the Road, The Man Called Cash, The Diary of Anne Frank, Dharma Punx, The Exes, The Outsiders, Their Eyes Were Watching God, All the President’s Men, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom… obviously I could go on forever

Television: My So-Called Life, Wonderfalls, Gilmore Girls, Buffy/Angel, The MacNeil Hour on PBS, C-SPAN, any documentary where they show a surgery in excruciating detail, Full House, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Daria, TRL (sux), The Office (UK version)

Music: Duke Ellington, The Clash, The Jam, Beastie Boys, Ella, Belle & Sebastian, Minor Threat, Cesaria Evora, Merle Haggard, Green Day, Britney, Rancid, The Raveonettes, Q and Not U, Cat Power, Ash, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Eat World, Fugazi, Tenacious D, Paul Kelly, Fiona Apple, Charlie Rich, Elliott Smith, Ani DiFranco, Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl, Le Tigre, Beck, Lucinda Williams, Calexico, Shakira, Curtis Mayfield, Yo La Tengo, Architecture in Helsinki, Wilco, Dusty Springfield, The Shins, Nick Cave, Where’s Fluffy…and a million more probably

Movies: Team America, Rushmore, Jesus Is Magic, Back to the Future, Heathers, Ghost World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mad Hot Ballroom, Lost in Translation, 25th Hour, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Boogie Nights, Garden State, Spice World, Say Anything, The Sound of Music, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Interests: Jordan Catalano, Joe Strummer, Tres Cool, the future of the United Nations, tikkun olam, global warming, Coke vs. Pepsi (Coke), Memphis vs. Nashville (Memphis), Angel vs. Spike (Angel), pie vs. cake (pie), song lyrics, song lyricists, Brown University, kibbutzim, borscht, trust, college radio, satellite radio, pirate radio, Amnesty International, Judaism, the Olsen twins, the revolution probably will be televised, Lloyd Dobler, reading and listening to tunes, corporate hippies, Hideous Becomes You Norah's Schools:
Friends Country Day School, Hohokus, NJ: left cuz no C., no me
Sacred Heart School, Tenafly, NJ: Jewish valedictorian/Catholic girls school, mazel for me
College: Undecided. Toss up between Brown University or pulling up weeds on a kibbutz in South Africa.
Source: www.randomhouse.com
Read this excerpt from "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"
Read an excerpt from "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List"
Excerpted from Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Text copyright © 2005 by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Excerpted by permission of Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Donnie Darko, Animated Clocks

“What the beginning, end or warp of time represents and means, is beyond me. In dreams, we go to a place, which runs on a different time clock. In this dreamland, time is not linear. The past, present and future are all one.”- Interpretation of "The persistence of the memory" DalĂ­'s painting by Cathy Lo. Source: interpretation.scene360.com"Richard Kelly decides to go for the surrealist, so hippy-hop onto the train folks. This one’s bound for Dahli-wood.

There are no melting clocks in Donnie Darko, but this movie’s got plenty of weirdness in its own right.
To say nothing of the movie’s constant references to metaphysics, time travel and what Joss Whedon calls “The Sky Bully.” Source: chosis.coldfusionvideo.com
"Near the end of the movie, when the clock strikes midnight, the movie claims October 30 1988 (SIX HOURS REMAIN)

Which, seems wrong. I would argue 7 hours until the end of the world, but that “Six Hours Remain” may be until the start of the end or something.
See at the beginning of the movie Frank the bunny calls Donnie out of his room, the clocks read midnight and the date given is, October 2 1988.

Frank has donnie walk to the golf course and then tells him that he has 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds left (28:06:42:12), assuming about 18 minutes to walk to the course, this places the end of the world around 7am.
So the ambiguity is that at midnight on October 30th the movie says 6 hours left when Frank and the sequence of events indicate 7 hours are left and the website says fuckall. (”I will not be afraid!”) Why does all this matter? I wanted to create a clock that gave the countdown to October 30th on the hour of the Collapse of the “tangent universe”. But since I’ve been trying to figure all this out I’m now up way later then I wanted to be and I’m probably not going to make this stupid clock tonight. I’ve found only one other site confused about this, and they didn’t care. I guess they weren’t trying to make a clock". -Francis
Source: www.roborooter.com

Darko 28 Days Wall Clock
28 days... 6 hours... 42 minutes... 12 seconds. That... is when the world... will end.
Source: www.cultclassicts.com

"Nick & Norah"'s Infinite Playlist Trailer

"This quirky comedy is about two loners who on a whim suddenly start dating as they head off on an evening adventure through New York City. Well, that's the best I can describe quickly, because it's actually about Norah asking Nick to be her boyfriend for five minutes and the ensuing adventure when they try and leave in Nick's piece of crap car. This actually looks pretty fun so I'm not going to start picking apart the story and the cast, instead, I'll just sit back and enjoy. In actuality, Michael Cera is always great and Kat Dennings looks like she'll hold her own as well, so why not? Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is directed by indie filmmaker Peter Sollett, of only Raising Victor Vargas previously, while the screenplay was written by newcomer Lorene Scafaria. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Sony Pictures will be releasing Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in theaters everywhere on Octoberd 3rd". Source: www.firstshowing.net