05 December 2009

Bit & Bobs

  • Back in August I blogged about Steven Spielberg's remake of the film 'Harvery' (which I love!). I was a little horrified to think of it being remade, so I am pleased to say I just read this: Spielbery Dumps 'Harvery'. Apparently there were problems with the script (the original is just fine!) and he couldn't find a star to take on the role of Elwood P Dowd (he approached Tom Hanks, then Robert Downey Jr). Unfortunately, Fox 200 Studio is still working on the project.
  • It's too soon to go on a Movie Wishlist, but I've been reading about 'Hesher', which is screening at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It's written and directed by Spencer Susser, and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, and Natalie Portman. The plot sounds intriguing: A mysterious, anarchical trickster descends on the lives of a family struggling to deal with a painful loss.
  • We (Jo, Becs, Rich, and I) had our last 'Project Runway' marathon for season 6. Not my favourite season I have to say, but we had fun. This morning I was shocked to learn that Bravo (that used to run 'PR') has it's own fashion challenge show called 'Launch My Line'. How can this be?! No Tim, no Heidi... no "make it work". However, I am disturbed and also curious to read that some reviewers are saying its "fiercer" than 'PR'. I'm skeptical. Read about 'Launch My Line' here.
  • Rumours are around again about an 'Entourage' film, with executive producer Mark Wahlberg saying: "We’ll see; there could be more, but then a movie." In the meantime I am just happy that there will be more of the show - it's a huge hit and there are at least 2 more seasons in it's future (being worked on now).
  • Another film that is a little while away is 'Master'. The religious drama, set in 1950s America, will be fifth collaboration between director of 'There Will Be Blood' and Oscar-winning actor. Hoffman acted in Anderson's debut feature 'Hard Eight' back in 1996 and took supporting roles in 'Boogie Nights', 'Magnolia' and 'Punch-Drunk Love'. The film will star Hoffman as an intellectual in the mould of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, who sets up a successful faith-based organisation. Variety reports that the tale focuses on the relationship between "the master" and his pupil – a young drifter who joins the group and then starts to doubt its ideals and ambitions.
  • 'The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It' is an actual movie. Straight to DVD. It's going to suck. I don't think I've heard of even one of the cast. And no, this isn't a Wayans' brothers movie.

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