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We could simply cut and paste stories from Variety, but we don’t. We’re too amazing for that. We RETYPE articles from Variety…


Now that director Antoine Fuqua is apparently doing a little time in Director Jail to serve penance for King Arthur, his next project American Gangster (aka Tru Blu, aka The Return of Superfly) has completely crumbled. Fuqua recently dropped out of the project over the obligatory “creative differences”, and now Universal has yanked the plug … Continue reading


Big news, Slap Maxwell and Buffalo Bill fans – Dabney Coleman has been offered a role in the new film from action maven Tony Scott, Domino, which for the last time has fuck all to do with X-Force. It’s not know whether or not The Dabs will be taking the role, or what it even … Continue reading


Batman Begins, the rebooting of the Batman franchise that is the centerpiece of Warner Bros’ 2005 slate, is already spawning a sequel. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone who hasn’t spent the last few decades in Papua New Guinea, praying to avoid kuru, the laughing disease. I mean, everybody who is involved … Continue reading


If ever America was ready for a film about a smelly hippie girl sitting in a tree for two years, this is it. And so it has passed that Baldwin Entertainment Group, the people who are bringing us the very good biopic Ray, has optioned the story of Julia Butterfly Hill. That name may be … Continue reading


All these years after exiting Psycho earlier than most folks expected (if that’s a spoiler to you, you might need to unplug your cable box for a couple of years and watch some movies that don’t feature the Mandylor troupe), Janet Leigh has succumbed to that dreaded thing known as mortality. The mom of Jamie … Continue reading


While Pixar continues to rule the CGI roost as far as quality goes, Dreamworks and Fox are quickly becoming major challengers, at least financially speaking. Fox has their Ice Age guy Chris Wedge finishing up their next attempt, the futuristic tale Robots, with a voice cast that boasts Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Drew … Continue reading


This weekend I was reading the intro to Brian Michael Bendis’ graphic novel Jinx, from back before he was writing every other comic published by Marvel and completely diluting his talent. In the intro or one of the other “supplemental features” in this monstrously big book, Bendis mentions that he made his heroine a bounty … Continue reading


It’s a big day for Werner Herzog. It’s been announced that he’s reteaming with Zak Penn for that guy’s second feature, another mockumentary (read about it here) – now it’s been announced that he’s working on a new documentary of his own. The film will be about Timothy Treadwell, an environmentalist who, along with his … Continue reading


Here’s another name to add onto the list of actors itching to be cast in the long-in-the-works Watchmen movie. Brit actor Simon Pegg, the zombie-battling title character of Shaun of the Dead, is dreamcasting himself into the (potentially) upcoming film as Rorschach, a violent vigilante and social misfit who wears a constantly morphing mask (I … Continue reading