Sunday, May 30, 2010

Film Industry by the Numbers

Film industry by the numbers
Via: Online MBA

Les Grossman returns in Promos for MTV Movie Awards

Les Grossman, Tom Cruise's alter-ego from Tropic Thunder returns in promos for the MTV Movie Awards.

I don't know which one I like better. Beyond hilarious!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jake shows us the Sex in the City

On MTV Canada this week Jake Gyllenhaal had a message for the womenfolk:
“I would just like to say to all the ladies out there, I know this is a big weekend for you in North America…this (stands up and points at his body) is Sex and the City – and if you want to see Sex and the City 2 – just see my movie twice.”

Friday, May 28, 2010


Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

Morning Glory-Trailer

Ooooooh, I'm going to love this one.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Charlie Bit My Finger: The Movie" Starring Adrien Brody and Jimmy Kimmel

Happy Birthday Ian McKellen

From Ricky Gervais' Extras.

Happy 71st Birthday, Ian McKellen!

Monday, May 24, 2010


A three minute film for the World Cup directed by Alejandro González Iñarritu. My favorite part is the Ronaldo played by Gael Garcia Bernal moment!

Nike today unveils an action-packed film that brings together some of the world’s greatest players to inspire football lovers and sports fans around the world. The epic three-minute “Write the Future” film takes people on a journey that dramatically captures that one moment when headlines are written from a single pass, or one strike can bring a nation eternal happiness, while bringing others to their knees…

Directed by renowned Hollywood director and producer Alejandro González Iñarritu (21 Grams, Babel), this epic football journey unfolds through a match of goal line clearances, game-winning tackles and lightning footwork that literally send a ripple effect across the world.

“Every touch you have in a game has the ability to change the entire course of not just those 90 minutes, but your entire tournament or season,” said Cristiano Ronaldo. “One touch of the ball can be an opportunity to leave your mark on the game and write your own future, or equally a moment missed, that creates a legacy for your opponent with their fans.”

500 Days of Summer recut as a thriller

This is awesome. I love these recuts with scary music!

This is why Evolution is awesome

NSFW! "Fish that can f**king fly!"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

PEN Giant Ad

Very cool.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ian McKellen - Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

This is beyond awesome!!

Hat tip: Daily Dish

Jerry Seinfeld shoots the breeze with Jimmy Fallon's audience

This wasn't even on the show.  They were just trying to film a few commercial spots, and Jerry just ran away with the moment, doing an impromptu Q&A with the audience.  It all gets very deep when they get into which superpower is best!  When Jimmy wants to save it for the show, Jerry reminds him that no one watches live, 'It's all the internet!!"  And we prove his point.

Gerard Butler to Sing Again Onscreen?

The latest rumor swirling around the remake of A Star Is Born is that the male lead may go to Gerard Butler.  Nick Cassavetes is confirmed to direct, but previously Russell Crowe had been buzzed about with Beyonce for the leads.  Russell Crowe does have more of that older man vibe, but man it would be great to have Gerry sing again in a movie, something he hasn't done since Phantom of the Opera.  I'd also like to see him stretch himself dramatically.  Action flicks and Rom Coms are all very well, but where's the guy who excelled in Dear Frankie?

Lipton Ice Tea with Hugh Jackman, Full Version.

Thanks to Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for the heads up!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

That's one way to get verified on twitter...

Kellan Lutz posted this bloody picture on his twitter account with the caption:
“Trying to get verified… hope this works. HaHaHa @kellanlutz."

Prince of Persia Sand of time: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben ...

European comedian Daniele Rizzo interviewed the cast and director of Prince of Persia playing Dastan's son, complete with costume and wig.

Jake Gyllenhaal can't stop laughing, but it's really funny how much Ben Kingsley plays along with it. "Don't touch that dagger, the the way. You just touched it!"

Font Conference

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Who - Pete Townshend's windmill!

Happy Birthday Pete!

80's Bully Montage

Ah, the memories!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Who You Gonna Call?

Ironing Man

My chore of the day made a little more amusing.



Monday, May 17, 2010


One of my very first Youtube videos, back when there were what seemed like a million Phantom of the Opera fan videos being made, most of them deadly serious. I've had nearly 17,000 views of this Spamalot POTO mashup.

Still gives me a chuckle.

Happy birthday Youtube! You've been a creative outlet for countless women making fan videos.

My YouTube Story - Michael Buckley

Happy 5th Birthday Youtube! Michael Buckley is one of my favorite Youtubers. I was Youtubed obsessed for quite some time, and have weaned away from it lately, but I still enjoy What the Buck. I think Michael Buckley was one of the first who quit his day job to make his living from Youtube alone.

Michael Fassbender poster for Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex comes out on my birthday, June 18th.  You can see the other Jonah Hex character posters here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dominic Cooper looking very dashing

Lordy, lordy.  I have no idea what this Tamara Drewe movie is about, but if Dominic Cooper is looking like this in it, count me in!  The British comedy by Stephen Frears is showing out of competition at Cannes, and opens in the UK this fall.

Happy Birthday Robert!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'The Adjustment Bureau' Trailer HD

Wow, this is the first I'd heard about this film. Looks great! Blunt and Damon together make a good team.

Fair Game - Extended Clip

First look from Cannes of the Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame movie. Great choice in Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

The Adventures of Robin Hood in 5 seconds

Somehow, I don't think Russell will laugh this much. "Are you not entertained?!"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Extra skit from Betty White on SNL

Betty White was just absolutely awesome on SNL Saturday night. It was also great to see all the women alums. There was so much goodness, this Bronx Beat skit, filmed during dress rehearsal, was cut!


NSFW. Hilarious!

Grammar Nazis

This spoof is so spot on!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

NPR Personalities Spoof Lady Gaga


Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Small Announcement - as told through Science Fiction

A very unique way of announcing!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chris Pine in a Blue Tux

Banishing all memories of powder blue prom tuxes, Chris Pine matches his navy blue tux to his gorgeous blue eyes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit.

Gods and Monsters

Lynn Redgrave, who passed away this week at age 67, garnered one of her two Oscar acting nominations for playing the disapproving housekeeper of director James Whale (Ian McKellan, also nominated). Bill Condon, who directed, won the Oscar for writing the screenplay.

Love this film to pieces and especially Redgrave's Hannah!

Lynn Redgrave also was brilliant in Bill Condon's Kinsey as the last interview subject.

There won't be any musical numbers - Bill Condon writes message to Twilight fans

I adore Bill Condon, and have since his film Gods and Monsters.  I was a bit surprised that Summit was looking at more than one Oscar nominated director for Breaking Dawn.  I think Bill Condon is a very intriguing choice to direct what will likely be two final films (why kill the cash cow early after all?)  Young fans likely only know him from Dreamgirls, but he started in horror films, (Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh) and Gods and Monsters is a film about the last part of legendary film director Jim Whale's (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein) life.  Bill Condon won an Oscar for the screen play of Gods and Monsters, and it garnered Oscar acting nominations for Lynn Redgrave and Ian McKellan (who as robbed!).  Any Twilight fan should run out and rent Gods and Monsters, one of my all time favorite films.

I love how Bill Condon starts this note to the fans on Facebook as I am certainly one of those Twilight Moms:

Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,

I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you've probably heard, I've been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit - who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.

I'm pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I've read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine's and Chris's movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk - a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for "newborn" status in the universe you've been living inside for a few years now, but a guy's gotta start somewhere.

Like many of you, I've always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn't been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I've been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.

The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don't think it's difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy - and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.

I'm a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I'll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I'll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.

All best,

Bill Condon

P.S. Answer #1: No, there won't be any musical numbers.

First Look at Bon Ami

Yowza! This is the first official still from the upcoming film Bon Ami with Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. Christini Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas are also in the period film:
“Bel Ami, based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant, is an erotically charged tale of ambition, power and seduction which chronicles the rise of Georges Duroy from poverty into the ‘beau monde’ of 1890’s Paris.

Using his wits and powers of seduction, Duroy moves from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties who inhabit where sex is power and celebrity an obsession, and where politics and media jostle for influence.”

The American | Trailer US (2010) George Clooney

More Clooney is always good.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Gravité from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo.

Hat tip: Daily Dish

Jonah Hex Trailer

Josh Brolin looks perfect for this. Michael Fassbender as a crazed minion of John Malkovich? Oh, yeah. Been waiting for this one and it comes out on my birthday!

The Stud Club Trilogy, by Tessa Dare

I think this book trailer is really inventive and creative. I read Tessa's first series and loved it.

I'm most intrigued by Rhys' story. Some of those angled closeups made the action figure heroes look quite haunted and expressive!