Monday, June 30, 2008
i'm more in love with Jonah Hill after seeding this.
read his questionnaire, you'll see.
JONAH HILL Age: 24.
Hometown: Cheviot Hills, California.
Breakthrough role: Seth in Superbad.
Upcoming films: This Side of Truth, How to Train Your Dragon.
Number of shoes in your closet? “When I was younger, [I had] a lot more. I used to be way into, like, Dunks, like Nike sneakers and stuff like that. As I got older, I kind of was just like, ‘Oh, I just kind of need shoes to walk around and play sports in and shit.’ ”
Chuck Taylors or Nikes? “I’ll give New Balance a shout-out. Hopefully they’ll send me some free shit.”
Style icon? “I’ll put Jason Schwartzman. He’ll get a kick out of that.”
BlackBerry or iPhone? “I love iPhone because I listen to music constantly.”
Justin Timberlake or John Mayer? “Just say, ‘We tried to ask him this question and the only thing he would say is “Public Enemy.” ’ ”
What’s on your iPod? “Daniel Johnston; Pet Sounds, by the Beach Boys; Caribou; Arcade Fire.”
Favorite movie? “Broadcast News, The Big Lebowski, Defending Your Life, The Last Detail, Boogie Nights. I love Paul Thomas Anderson.”
Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation? “All three.”
Favorite drink? Mint julep.
Last book you read? The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.
Ok. Just the fact that Broadcast News is the first movie he mentions! and PTA. Swoon.
If you haven't seen Broadcast News, please do. Thanks.
are you kidding me with this picture?
this is some serious hotness. daniel craig should never wear a shirt. it should just be illegal for him to be covered.
oh right. the movie. that looks really good too.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
so sad when a perfect song like this gets ruined by remakes & dorks trying to be hot while preforming it at karaoke.
the photo below is the lake today.
Hey! Wha happened?
Wright confirmed that the second draft of the script is still underway, and that the film will be a, "different way of seeing a superhero origin, because you've seen so many of them and we really tried to figure out a fresh take on that story. So it's definitely a Marvel film but it's got a little twist on it in terms of the way that it plays out."
read the rest @ Cinematical....
I am a little bit in love with Edgar Wright.
at least there are these new hypercolor-like shirts. why? i am at a loss. i'll probably buy one though.
Dear American Apparel,
1989 called it wants it's style back.
Oh and another thing to file in the "AA peeps just don't give a shit" file, they straight-up just sell vibrators on their web-site too.
Paramount Pictures will not be putting on any panels or bringing any stars to Comic-Con this year. They may do some viral stuff. But their big "geek" titles G.I. Joe, J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Michael Bay's Transformers 2 and M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender won't be released until 2009. Last year Paramount kicked off Iron Man at the Con, which played big there. "The timing was off this year," said one Paramount spokesman.
UPDATE: As Slashfilm points out, Paramount was a major presence at the 2007 Comic-Con, with not only Iron Man but Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Beowulf and Cloverfield.
Cinematical has more info on what the other studios are doing.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
(psst. it's guy ritchie)
If the actors go on strike…they aren’t going to Comic-Con next month.
A strike means the SAG members won’t be promoting anything.
just my luck.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
ComingSoon.net has a nice little interview with Wall • E director Andrew Stanton.
good luck not singing this for the rest of the day, me.
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
Monday, June 23, 2008
Come end of July, expect to see public transit hit Dodger stadium again after a 14-year hiatus (save for a small Friday night 2004 experiment that failed). A proposal is making it's way through city council this week and is expected to pass out of committee and the full council.
The plan, for the last 32 home games starting July 25, is to operate a DASH shuttle from Union Station to Dodger Stadium via Cesar Chavev/Sunset Blvd. with two stops along the way. Five buses would be put into service making passengers only wait an estimate 8-minutes before and after games for a less than 20-minute ride from Union Station.
It's estimate to cost $70,000, but councilman Eric Garcetti told the LA Times that patrons should expect to pay something for the service. By LAist's estimates, with 32 games and at least 1000 people using the service each time, paying $2.19 for a roundtrip ticket would cover the project's cost. Make it a flat 3-bucks and you've got $96,000, with an extra $26,000 for contingency or going towards some sort of transit fund. A full 81 home game season would cost $180,000. Here's to winning some more games and a better and more green Dodger experience.
Lest they forget to mention: NOT HAVING TO PAY $15 bones for parking!?
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Friday, June 20, 2008
remember a little while ago when i wanted to marry the burn after reading trailer?
now i want to marry my EW.
some of my favorite things:
• listing how many times the word "like" is uttered in the pilot episodes of "The Hills" and "My So-Called life"
• i just love countdowns in general. something for everyone here, best video games, best books, best movie posters and on and on and on
• Rainn Wilson posing as different tv characters i.e. Xena, MacGuyver and more....
just buy it.
it's safe to say that i am in love with this movie. i might want to marry it.
- USA Today, Claudia Puig
Keep in mind that these are only a small handfull of quotes. I don't have time to get all of them. I have work to do. Geez.
Metrolink's ridership got a shot of adrenaline yesterday as ridership jumped to an all time high of 50,232 passengers -- a 15.6% increase since Tuesday for the regional commuter train service.
Metro Rail has jumped 6% since last month (especially the gold line) and freeway traffic has dipped 1.5% since last year ("91.7 million miles traveled in March to 91.4 million in May"), reports the LA Times.
For the last week, average gas prices in Los Angeles have plateaued around $4.588 for a regular gallon of gas. But that comes after a one-week 15-cent increase and a one-month 64-cent jump.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Is Sarah Silverman the new Brett Somers? Could Norm MacDonald be the next Richard Dawson?The comedians have signed on to be on the panel for TBS' updated "Match Game" pilot, shot this week in Los Angeles. Also taking seats are Super Dave Osborne (Bob Einstein), Kids in the Hall trouper Scott Thompson, Rashida Jones ("The Office") and Niecy Nash ("Reno 911!").Andrew Daly ("Semi-Pro") is serving as host for the pilot, which is being executive produced by Robert Smigel of "Saturday Night Live" and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fame.
Jimmy's version of the Match Game at the UCBT inspired this i'm sure, but why isn't he hosting?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
it's one of the videos on Wholphin's page from the YouTube screening room.
Music videos have always been an underappreciated artform. MTV, which launched the medium into the mainstream, doesn't even play them anymore. But I've always been a big fan of music videos and always felt like I was watching a tiny, little movie. Considering some music video directors have gone on to great things in cinema (Spike Jonze, David Fincher, et. al.), that's not surprising.
Considering we've had TV series, video games, comics, musicals, toys and board games all adapted for movies, why not music videos? OK that probably wouldn't work but here are 10 music videos that should have been movies. I tried to avoid the obvious like "November Rain," "Thriller" and "Sabotage" and go with some out of the box choices.
Click the above link the see the videos.
p.s. Radiohead's "Just" is one of the greatest things to ever happen to anyone ever.
The restaurant claims (along with Philippe's) that the first French dip sandwich was served at Cole's in the same year.
It is suggested that Philippe's is the original, as the sandwich was named "French" dip because of the original proprietor Philippe Mathieu's French heritage.
According the carvers at Cole's, Henry Cole first dipped the French bread in au jus at the request of a customer who had dental work recently.
The French bread was too hard and it hurt this customer's teeth, so Henry dipped the bread in order to soften it. Other customers, with perfectly good teeth, saw Henry dip the bread and requested that he do the same for them - and thus the French dip was born. Other theories exist, so debate is likely to continue.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I'm really sorry if you aren't a cat person, but this is the cutest damn thing I've seen all day.
Are you kidding me with this?
*True or False:
Bill and I were in the audience for the taping of this episode in 1998.
It's episode 3 from season 4.
I'm kinda biased, but this is one of the best.
I can totally hear my annoying laugh in the background.
(MY LORD!!! It just hit like bricks! This is TEN YEARS OLD!)
*Whenever I ask a true or false question, the answer is true.
p.s. i think this post needs the word comic a little bit more.
can't help it though.
he performed stand-up last night at the UCBT for his first time in 5 years as research for his next movie and i was lucky enough to be in the jam-packed room.
i have most of his set on 4 seperate voicemails on my work phone. and some from Norm McDonald who was also there. Random has never been so awesome.
oh and Judd was presented with the 2008 Key Art Visionary Award last week.
Please watch the video montage and his speech.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
enjoy the laughing.
( totally kicking veronica's ass on the astro blasters at disneyland! )
p.s. i am a tool
Friday, June 13, 2008
one of the best cinematographers of all time was a consultant!
Source: Aint it Cool
if you ever want to pee pee on little girls and stuff, Chicago is your city!
i feel barfy.
More on MySpace.
pssssst. the BPA = Fatboy Slim
I've been jonesing for some Fincher Action.
update: cary has just informed me that everyone has seen this already since they showed it before Indy 4. i felt like an idiot for a second, then realized at least i didn't waste my time seeing what most people are calling the worst movie they've ever seen.
The Danger Mouse-produced "Modern Guilt" is due July 8.
Here is the track list for Modern Guilt:
Soul of a Man
Aziz Ansari, 1/3 of the totally rad Human Giant (which i've stated before is the only reason to watch MTV) has been cast in the spinoff to The Office.
Producers are mum on Ansari's role, but he'll be part of a larger ensemble that executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur are putting together.
The network, studio and producers continue to keep the new show under wraps and won't yet comment on show specifics. Still, it's looking more likely that the show may not be a spinoff in the traditional sense.
Despite early speculation that at least one "Office" character will segue to the new show, that's unlikely at this point.
Instead, the show could potentially be a "planted spinoff," in which characters are first introduced on "The Office" before moving on to the new series (think "Mork & Mindy," which morphed from one episode of "Happy Days"). It's just as possible that the show won't be a spinoff at all (which could impact who's involved with the show), but a wholly separate series in the same comedic vein as "The Office."
In recent weeks Daniels and Schur have been busy mapping out the show, which is set to bow this winter in the plum Thursday night 9:30 p.m. timeslot behind "The Office."
Other interesting points in this article:
Separately, Universal Media Studios has sealed a talent deal with thesp Rashida Jones, who appeared as John Krasinski's love interest on "The Office" before moving on to star in Fox's short-lived "Unhitched." Insiders said it's unclear yet what Jones may do at the studio, although a return to "The Office" is not out of the question.
In other "Office" news, the critically acclaimed laffer has just added to it's scribe staff: "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig. In addition, Paul Lieberstein, who doubles as Toby on the show, has been elevated to executive producer.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
it will probably be proven false in a couple weeks or so but...
Cigarettes and Red Vines has some shiz on what might be Paul Thomas Anderson's next film. They've gotten word that he may be taking on POWER PLAY about the ongoing battles between Las Vegas casinos and Native American tribes. Jack Nicholson was at one time attached to the script but it's unclear if he'd be involved in PTA's version. The script was written by Peter Bart, the editor-in-chief of Variety.
pta on the henry rollins show
in a nutshell it's a comic about a boy obsessed with music, that is now being turned into a film.
michael cera is scott. edgar wright directs.
According to Variety, Apatow says the movie takes place in the world of standup comedy and the focus is on a comedian who has a near-death experience.
Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann joined the cast earlier this year.
This Variety article has some interesting facts like:
Last month, Carell hosted the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" on NBC. That's the kind of free publicity that can't be bought. That is, until the "Get Smart" team learned that Paramount had bought the first spot on the show for an ad of "Love Guru," toplining Myers in his first major live-action role since the "Austin Powers" franchise.
NBC, with ties to Carell because of "The Office," appealed to Paramount and forged a compromise whereby a spot for DreamWorks/Par's August comedy "Tropic Thunder" would air at the first break instead of "Guru."
In turn, NBC agreed to step up its promos for the "Saturday Night Live Best of Mike Myers" special.
And if this rivalry (or Mike Myers in general) bothers you like it does me (doubtful) stay the heck away from the Venice/La Cienega intersection. There are like 5 Love Guru billboards. I'm not joking. One of them actually says "His Karma is Huge".
Gross gross gross. Get over yourself Mike Myers.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
written by tina fey.
now am looking for more video from that night...when the 1st guest was russell brand.
> How to take care of your baby for dummies. (Take notes Peter & Lauren)
> Zach Galifianakis: On Dog Bites Man and other videos from UCB Comedy.com
> The recap of the Lost Finale. the chick who writes these is a little geniusy.
> ThunderAnt AKA Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen
> a review of the Onion Movie. remember that shit from 5 years ago?
> ReelzChannel (shameless plug)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
even though we've seen like 42 different versions, this one's supposed to be "official".
don't matter to me.
with a soundtrack like this The Wackness can do no wrong.
i'm going to see this tomorrow. yay for me.
Monday, June 9, 2008
1. they're hot and they're beating each other up
2. it was directed by sophie mueller
3. to borrow a quote from one of my favorite movies "If I could bottle the sexual tension between Bonnie Franklin and Schneider, I could solve the energy crisis." ~ Troy Dire
( in this case it's between Alison & Jamie )
1. no idea
~ ben stiller and reese witherspoon and cameron crowe sitting in a tree.
(oh dear god, please let this movie be better than Elizabethtown)
while on the subject of Cameron Crowe, i recently bought Jerry Maguire becuase it was 5 bones at Target. i must not have seen it since it was in theaters, and part of me got suuuper annoyed with the "show me the money" and "you had me at hello" and "you complete me" lines taking over the entire universe. they pretty much overshadowed what is really a damn great movie. i guess i'm either stating the obvious or being sappy again, but I love it. it's a total chick movie with some football shit thrown in so dudes can like it too. well-played cameron crowe.
~ jack black kicked adam sandler's ass at the box office. let's hope steve carell can do the same to mike myers. not sure who i'm routing for in next weekend's marky mark vs. the hulk...
let's celebrate by watching this good stuff.
Friday, June 6, 2008
I happen to like this article in that is leaning in M. Night's favor.
The Happening is coming out a week from today and people are giving him shit about not doing advanced press screenings. Guess why assholes? It's so people (like you) won't give the whole thing away.
Whatever. I am not going to argue his genius, I have problems with him too...but for once in my life i am going to lean towards optimism. Let him tell a story and if you don't like him, don't go see it.
Admittedly, this video of him from Yahoo movies where he introduces a clip from the film is a perfect example of the extreme douchbaggery of which he is capable.
Now I'm going the be sooo typical of my gender (stereotype) and profess love for something in the movie The Village and you can laugh at me all you want.
The love story between Joaquin and Bryce Dallas Howard. Specifically the scene on the porch of her house. Yes, I am a cheesy, sappy loser but this is one of my favorite scenes ever. So damn adorable I can't stand it. I think this is why so many women swoon over Joaquin.
Behold the cinematography of the great Roger Deakins.
The Flaming Lips movie has been 7 GD years in the making.
True story: it is physically impossible for you to not have a good time during a Lips concert.
So if you're like me (nerd) and like Disneyland but have never been to Disney World (because it's east of Phoenix) and you also like cheesy youtube videos and Google Earth....this is your lucky day.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 10
Jackie Clarke & John Flynn
Hosted by Brody Stevens
*the Wall • E story in Geek Magazine
*press credentials for Comic Con
things that are not good:
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
seriously? i do not like.
as least there's Rainn Wilson
if you care...
sidebar: how is my first post of the day about Guns N' Roses?
sidebar pt. 2: i have an unhealthy obsession with the music video "November Rain"
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Superbad scribes Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are writing an episode of The Simpsons.
(sorry that computers suck in London and you can't watch this Bill.)
Fun Fact: David Sedaris told Bill at a book signing that he should tuck his shirt in so people can check out his butt.
Here's the link to the LA Film Fest site where I am going right now to buy my ticket.
You can watch the trailer there too, it's kind of beautiful. I'm not even pms-ing and i maybe got a little misty-eyed.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in. ~ Ricky Fitts
i've been looking forward to this movie since i first heard about it in 2006.
now it's apparently going straight to dvd.
From Deadline Hollywood Daily:
The comedy Spring Breakdown, starring a top-notch cast of great female comediennes including Parker Posey, Amy Poehler and fellow SNL alumna Rachel Dratch who also stars in and co-wrote it. "The studio has decided, despite excellent test scores with women of all ages, and Amy Poehler's rising stardom (Baby Mama), that it should go straight to DVD," a source tells me. "This is pure and unadulterated hatred of female driven projects, especially comedies, at that studio. It's a real shame about this film, because women love it." Personally, I'm not at all sure the more sophisticated female audience for Sex And The City and The Women is clamoring for a dumbed-down women's comedy. But could it be worse content-wise than the Harold & Kumar franchise?
Go ahead and laugh Judgey McJudgerson, but I like puppies, Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.
Fun Fact: Mary Anne used to work at E! and Joel is apparently very nice.
Fun Fact #2 Joel McHale is going to be in the next Soderbergh film The Informant.
Comedy greats Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt, Tony Hale, Andy Daly & Jimmy Pardo are also among the supporting cast. Hopefully they don't get cut.
Guy Ritchie has come aboard to direct Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes for Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin, reports Variety.
Ritchie is also working on a rewrite/polish of Tony Peckham's script, based on Wigram's upcoming comic book "Sherlock Holmes."
The studio is eyeing a 2010 release.
The logline remains under wraps, but executives at Warners are aiming to reinvent Holmes and sidekick Dr. John H. Watson. Wigram's noted that the new Holmes would be more adventuresome and take advantage of his skills as a boxer and swordsman.
(i think this could be kick ass)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
~ a/v club has an interview with robert smigel
~ the bonnaroo schedule is up. i am going (in my dream-fantasy)
~ the editor-in-chief of Variety/one of my favorite dudes, Peter Bart has his own blog now! which is rather amusing considering that he has been anti-blog in the past
~ and finally this fun video:
Action Figure slow motion video from Stig Nordas on Vimeo.
Monday, June 2, 2008
the threesome of Jables, Stiller & RDJ is completely and utterly genius.
laughing at ( in a bad way):
- Mike Myers trying to use 100 year old bits at the MTV Movie Awards.
- Hundreds (literally) of women dressed up super fancy at Sex and The City! Dude. You guys, it's a movie. I was at the Arclight at noon on Saturday and I was surrounded by cocktail dresses and 4 inch heels. NOON! All ages too. From 16 to 60. Insanity. But, as Bill said that's the female equivalent of geeks dressing up for Star Wars. Give me geeks any day. (editor's note: in no way am i dogging the actual movie, because i loved it for reelz)
Laughing at (in a good way):
- Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reliving Wayne's World. Yes, I know. I said that I wasn't ok with his old jokes. But it's Wayne's World. I have a soft spot.
- Seth Rogen and James Franco smoking "fake" weed at the awards. Was it? Wasn't it? Who cares? These dudes own.
- Flight of the Conchords at the Orpheum Theater. A Delight.
- i know every word
- Warner Bros. disliked the title Beetlejuice and wanted to call the film House Ghosts. As a joke, Burton suggested the name Scared Sheetless and was horrified when the studio actually considered using it.
- i consider Winona Ryder's character Lydia Deetz a role model
- it won an Oscar for Best Makeup