Last Update: Nov 7, 2006 14:58:39
Nov 7, 2006
from the Why Didn't I Think Of That? dept.
The film adaptation of Motley Crue's biographical The Dirt just got a serious boost in credibility by casting dancin' maniac Christopher Walken in the role of plain-ole maniac Ozzy Osbourne. In another casting coup, Val Kilmer plays David Lee Roth. Brilliant casting aside, go pick up The Dirt and read up before you see the film... there's just no way the best material is safe for the big screen.
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Oct 8, 2006
from the Pixie-lated dept.
A live DVD will hit shelves Tuesday, while the buzzed-about documentary, loudQuietloud, will arrive a month later.
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Sep 26, 2006
from the Director 15, critics 0 dept.
Tired of the criticism of his films, controversial German film director Uwe Boll took on four of his critics in a Vancouver boxing ring, and ended each bout with a knockout.
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Aug 28, 2006
from the Kiefer Cam dept.
First Independent Pictures and Jude Cole and Kiefer Sutherland’s Ironworks Music officially announced a distribution deal for the rock documentary, I Trust You To Kill Me. The film, which marks Sutherland’s first appearance in a feature documentary, will be released in selected theaters in New York (9/8), Los Angeles (9/15) and San Francisco (9/29) and features the first artist signed to Ironworks Music, Rocco DeLuca and The Burden. Sutherland, along with the film’s director, Manu Boyer will be in attendance to celebrate the first two opening nights of the film in New York and will partake in a Q&A immediately following the film at select nights in each city.
I Trust You To Kill Me follows Kiefer Sutherland, taking his indie record label act, Rocco DeLuca & the Burden, on their first international tour through London, Dublin, Reykjavic and Berlin. Directed by Manu Boyer, the rockumentary chronicles a highly personal journey of a rock band & their less than qualified road manager (Sutherland), and shows the hopes, successes and disappointments of a band trying to find their audience. Shot guerilla style in High Definition color and black and white, the multi-camera crew intermingles real-life characters and captures the excitement and commotion of staged and un-staged performances, improvised interactions between the band, fans and locals.
“The tour in Europe, and the film that has resulted, I Trust You To Kill Me, was an amazingly personal experience,” says Sutherland. “With the help of Gary Rubin and his company, First Independent Pictures, this film will have a limited theatrical run, something that none of us could have ever dreamed of. We now hope that audiences will enjoy the film as much as we enjoyed being a part of it.”
Rocco DeLuca and The Burden released their debut album this year and their current single, “Colorful” has just entered the AAA Top 30 chart and is aimed to be a top 10 record. The bands personal highlights over the past few months include opening for Robert Plant in the UK, performing at the Playboy Mansion and being the first musicians ever to perform at the Monte Carlo Film Festival.
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Thom Yorke reveals his band's lengthy performance at Bonnaroo was recorded and will eventually be released
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Aug 14, 2006
BEIJING - D'oh! China has banished Homer Simpson, Pokemon and Mickey Mouse from prime time. Beginning Sept. 1, regulators have barred foreign cartoons from TV from 5 to 8 p.m. in an effort to protect China's struggling animation studios, news reports said Sunday. The move allows the Monkey King and his Chinese pals to get the top TV viewing hours to themselves.
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Jul 14, 2006
from the Cabinboy! dept.
LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp's boozy, woozy buccaneer Jack Sparrow has plundered the box office, with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" taking in a record $132 million in its first three days, according to studio estimates Sunday. Disney's swashbuckling sequel sailed past the previous all-time best debut, 2002's "Spider-Man," which took in $114.8 million in its first weekend. "Dead Man's Chest" also did nearly three times the business of its predecessor, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," which took in $46.6 million over opening weekend in 2003.
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May 27, 2006
from the Screen Gems dept.
NEW YORK - Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett, who has portrayed Queen Elizabeth and Katharine Hepburn, will add another legend to her resume: Bob Dylan.
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May 4, 2006
from the Spelunking dept.
THE PROPOSITION, the new film written by Nick Cave (with a score by Cave and longtime collaborator / Dirty Three frontman Warren Ellis) opens in New York and Los Angeles Friday May 5th. Select cities to follow.
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Apr 27, 2006
from the Rockumentary dept.
- Quentin Tarantino Signs On As Director of Jimi Hendrix Film
- Tupac Shakur Story Rights Secured for A Feature Film
- Peter LaFarge Documentary Short Debuts at the Nashville Film Festival
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Apr 8, 2006
from the WTF??? dept.
An Indian movie director said he hopes to persuade Paris Hilton to play the role of Nobel laureate and prospective Catholic Saint, Mother Teresa, in an upcoming film.
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Mar 27, 2006
from the Hendrix dept.
LOS ANGELES, CA - Elvier (Elle) von Lear, former President of revolutionary hybrid ad/celebrity companies Chaos, Ltd. and Actual Film Company; and Bernard Stollman, Esq., and President of legendary jazz/avant-garde record label ESP-DISK’, announce the formation of Dragonslayer Films. The company has acquired the exclusive authority to use the name, likeness, and performances of electric blues genius Jimi Hendrix and the right of publicity in all media.
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Mar 3, 2006
from the Yummy.... dept.
A real-life German cannibal who ate a willing victim is being immortalized on the big screen, like the fictional Hannibal Lecter, despite his legal bid to block the movie version of his gruesome crime.
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Feb 7, 2006
from the Toy dept.
McFarlane Toys, best known for Spawn and Austin Powers action figures, will start making Hannah-Barbera favorites.
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Feb 5, 2006
from the Do as I say Not as I Do dept.
The MPAA, the lovely people who rate movies and provide those wonderful anti-piracy warnings before your movie and the locak cineplex have been accused of making illegal copies of movies.
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from the I'm so glad I stayed home that night. dept.
Superstars Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez were united in shame when they topped the list of worst actor nominees in Hollywood's annual spoof of the Oscars, the Razzie Awards.
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Aug 30, 2005
from the The Mind Boggles dept.
Even though it sticks to the raw-bones facts, there's too much to mock in this brief article on Hollywood Babylon. Click it and tell me I'm wrong.
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Jul 20, 2005
from the Neverending Sleepover dept.
And with that- not at all glib I'm sure- statement, Johnny Depp sought to end all speculation that he based his bleached-skin eccentric Willy Wonka on the bleached-skin eccentric Michael Jackson. More interestingly, he claimed to have patterned Wonka on television icons Mr. Rogers and Captain Kangaroo. Which makes me wish that this movie had come out a few years earlier, as a Fred Rogers cameo in a Tim Burton film would have, honestly, made my life.
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Aug 1, 2004
from the The Onion Is No Match For Paris Hilton dept.
Paris Hilton recently spoke to a writer at US Weekly about her breakup with Backstreet Boy and Tommy Lee "bud" Nick Carter: "I was getting my makeup done, and it just hit me: I love Nick, but I need time alone. I called my psychic, and I asked her opinion. She thought I should be alone, and I agreed with her. I don't like confrontation [so I called him that minute on the phone]. I know I should have done it in person, but it is hard. I went straight to the Kabbalah Center and told everyone about the breakup and got a new bracelet. I go there regularly. . . it helps me with my life. It helps you deal. I'm a faithful girlfriend. I never cheat. The papers would say, 'Paris was with this actor, and they were kissing.' At first he was upset, but at the end of the day, Nick knew the rumors weren't true." At this point in the conversation, the writer's head swelled up grotesquely and exploded, as would that of any human being trapped in a dark, cold vacuum.