And So It Begins

Nick Cassavettes has dropped out of directing the already troubled Gotti: Three Generations & Now An Awful Title for the typical Hollywood busy excuse, “I just couldn’t fit it into my schedule. But I can’t wait to see it!”. Now, maybe it’s just me but if you sign on to direct a big movie like this wouldn’t you kind of open your schedule since you signed on? Sure, shit comes up. Maybe he’s off to direct Dear John 2. Or maybe he got really busy because he realized the mess this will unfold to.

This is not a great sign. Sure people drop out of projects everyday in this business but this mess is already troubled. He was not a great choice for THIS project from the start. I don’t know who i’d pick to direct this yet though. Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Lock, James Cameron’s Ex Wife)? I know she wouldn’t put with the Lindsay Lohan rumors/eventual casting/her stupid ass showing up late. She could actually do a good job with this and maybe not have it turn into a mess. Who knows.

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Beyonce, Meet Major Laser

This is the rumored full track demo for Beyonce’s upcoming single, Girls (Who Rule The World) which samples Major Laser. I like it, a lot, even though it’s just the demo so far (it obviously needs some touching up). This may be massive.

‘The Help’ Trailer

Ah! The newest entry in Hollywood favorite genre, When White People Help The Blacks.

We’ve received the trailer for the somewhat highly anticipated adaptation of the bestseller, ‘The Help’ which stars Emma Stone, Alison Janey and Viola Davis. Great cast, right?

This trailer is okay though. It might be a tough sell but could also do really well. I like Emma Stone in the part and I hope she is good enough in it to receive some buzz and praise. That wig though… I have a rule and it usually applied, bad wig = bad movie. That wig is f*cking awful. So, we’ll see.

‘Thor’, Good?

Swung by Rotten Tomatoes to check up on some early buzz for certain films and um.. ‘Thor’ is getting good reviews, like ‘Thor is actually pretty awesome’ reviews.

You reading this may not be surprised but I for one am because those trailers have done absolutely nothing for me. There is no tracking out for it yet but with 3D I think it can do over $50 million. His character might be a tough sell though. They need to start pushing the TV spots though with this early buzz, get people excited because as a result from the reviews, I am now interested in seeing ‘Thor’.

Julia Louis Finds Justice

Not that she was treated inhumanly but everyone knows ‘Old Christine’ was. News broke yesterday that Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ pilot, Veep, has been picked up for HBO. This is very exciting news. I am a BIG fan of Dreyfus and her old show ‘Old Christine’ – which was really the Cougar Town before Cougar Town – and her comedy styling. She is probably one of the most underrated comediennes of our generation. Hyperbole? Maybe, but whatever, it’s true. I remember I went through the first few seasons of ‘Old Christine’ in a week. So funny.

‘Veep’ is not based on Sarah Palin but it’s pretty much the story of someone in her position. Being on HBO i’m assuming it’ll be less slapstick Julia, which will be a nice change. This show reminds me of ‘Commander And Chief’ which lasted maybe 9 episodes but was outstanding. RIP Geena Davis’ career.

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ABC Hates Cougar Town

Cougar Town showrunner Bill Lawerance sat down with THR to talk about the shows return tonight (didn’t know it was back tonight? me neither!) and his “frustations” with the lack of “support” from Disney (I am worried the golden thunder of Walt Disney will strike down and injure me if I don’t air quote the words above).

Cougar Town is the twice-removed cousin of ABC’s thursday night line-up. The Middle, some other show and Modern Family all seem to do well in their time slots but Cougar Town goes up and down in ratings every single week. Why? Well it’s named Cougar Town to start, and 2. well I don’t know why because the shows fantastic and a lot of fun.

Bill Lawerance says that he’s not upset that the show doesn’t get proper promos like “NEXT WEEK AFTER AN ALL NEW MODERN FAMILY” because he says TV doesn’t work like that anymore (which is true) but that it’s not being pushed hard enough (also true).

I think Cougar Town, as a show and a show with that title just won’t find a bigger audience. It’s very unique, very clique-esque, much like it’s step-sister show on NBC, Community, there is a certain fan group for it and it just won’t expand because people are too busy for smart shows.

I really like Cougar Town. It’s not hysterical but it’s A LOT of fun and has really became a much different show than implied from the beginning. It has nothing to do with Couteney Cox going around the town, prowling for younger guys but it’s about this small knit community of friends and it’s really fun and well-written. WATCH IT.

Singer Admits Faults With ‘Superman Returns’

What’s your favorite reboot? Not Superman Returns? Shocking.

In light of the upcoming reboot to the reboot of a reboot (Zack Snyders ‘Man of Steel’) Singer sat down and admitted his qualms with his own Superman movie, Superman Returns. Bryan Singer, most known for starting the X-Men franchise took on Returns. Returns, while loved by critics did not perform well at the box office. It made money, of course, but it was not huge – kind of like how King Kong just did okay which is completely worse than bombing.

Singer admits he put more romance than action in his reboot because he wanted to get back to the glory days of the franchise but audiences weren’t having it. It says something of the audience rather than the content; adding in romance is not a problem in Superhero movies (See: Kick-Ass, X-Men’s). There are many a problem with Singers Superman but again, at the end of the day, it’s Superman himself who is the biggest disservice to the franchise. Who cares about Superman, anymore? In a world of the Dark Knights and new superhero boys coming to the screen, there’s just no room for the boring Superhero classmate.

I didn’t love Superman Returns. I didn’t care for it at all really. It didn’t offend me, it was just whatever. It’s nice to see Singer admitting some faults with his work though.

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