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He Sees the Things That He Knows Are His: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | September 2, 2012 | Comments ()


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I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.

5. We Got All Three Hobbit Titles and Release Dates.

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Peter Jackson turned what was already an epic tale into a three-part movie--I guess so we have no doubts about the epic-nicity? I'm sure it has nothing to do with money. Anyway, here are the three titles and release dates so you can plan out your future:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: December 14, 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug December 13, 2013
The Hobbit: There And Back Again: July 18, 2014


4. And a Warped This Must Be the Place Trailer; the Soundtrack is Good, But I'm Not Quite Convinced.

Academy Award winner Sean Penn seems to be taking on the Tom Hanks slow-talk method. He plays Cheyenne, a has been rock star carrying on his dead father's hunt for a Nazi war criminal. With Judd Hirsch, Harry Dean Stanton and Frances McDormand, and a killer soundtrack (Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Sigur Rós), the trailer might leave you feeling confused; perhaps that's the point?


3. Delightful Details About Spike Jonze's Next Film Escaped.

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Jonze will follow up his 2009 Where the Wild Things Are with the simply titled, Her. This may be the best film premise I've ever read.

"In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all."

He falls in love with an operating system! (Macintosh?) And who better to play Theodore? I'm already on automatic update... Joaquin's co-stars include Samantha Morton, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde. Her is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2013. (That reads funny.)

2. "American Horror Story: Asylum" Promos and Images Continued to Release the Krakenzy. (Warning: strong earworm potential)











Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk know just how to mess with us and it only makes us love them all the more. There are no words to express how excited I am over the thought of Jessica Lange and Chloe Sevigny together. "American Horror Story" also stars Joseph Fiennes, James Cromwell, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan Tatum, and premieres on FX October 17th.


1. Neeson and Walken in the Same Breath? That's Right, Here are the Taken 2 Featurette (and Images), and the Seven Psychopaths Red Band Trailer.



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Listen, we all know the (silly) premise for Taken 2 without even hearing or seeing anything, but who cares? More Liam Neeson kicking ass, that's all that matters.

Meanwhile, Seven Psychopaths had us from the outset--the first trailer was great--and this red band version with all the effs is brilliant. Thank you movies, for giving us our men just how we like 'em: swearing, crazy and kicking all the ass.

Cindy Davis is a steady theater passenger.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • James

    Somebody really fell for the idea of Lange and Sevigny together in "Broken flowers"

  • That's Sean Penn? I could've sworn that was Olivia Dukakis in a Cher wig.

  • Daffodil

    That 'best film premise' was the pot of a 'Big Bang Theory' where Rajesh has a relationship with Siri that's about as well developed as any on that mediocre show. Why yes, I do hate myself for knowing that. But still. Jonze. Cool.

  • Daffodil

    -plot-
    *sigh*

  • kirbyjay

    7 Psychopaths sounds GREAT!! JUST FUCKEN GREAT!!!
    Why can't Taken 2 be called Taken Again. I hate movies with numbers after them
    Before is ok. Before is good. Fer instance..
    7 Psychopaths- 7 incredibly crazy co-stars looking or kidnapping or doggysitting a lapdog
    Psychopaths 7- More gore porn ad nauseum
    4 Brothers- 4 incredibly crazy brothers looking or kidnapping or perpsitting the perp who killed their foster mother
    Brothers 4 - More brother porn ad nauseum
    3 Kings- 3 incredibly carzy soldiers looking or kidnapping or goldsitting a secret gold treasure
    Kings 3- Royal porn ad nauseum
    see what I mean?

  • BlackRabbit

    Am I the only one who sees Neeson in that top photo and just kinda wants to give him a hug? Poor fella.

  • logan

    ok Liams movie daughter is pretty but why do they keep kidnapping her to be a prostitute? is there some dark secret in her internet history were not aware of?

  • Irina

    So Joaquin Phoenix has Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde around but he falls for a string of 0s and 1s (that incidentally is there to serve and obbey his every whim). Does this remind anyone of the episode of House where a guy had a Real Girl made after an ex-girlfriend and ignored the cute co-worker that was totally into him? What's that, everyone here is too cool to watch House? Carry on then.

  • Mrs. Julien

    //holding rent stays together//
    So 7 Psychopaths is one of those slick 90s Get Shorty type movies. Not that I mind. It's character actor heaven, and Colin Farrell (and his eyebrows) are there. We move one step closer to the Colin Farrell, Character Actor that he is supposed to be.

  • I. Am. SO IN. For "7 Psychopaths".

  • John W

    Maggie Grace is in Taken 2? What is this 24? Is she going to encounter a mountain lion?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    That was Elisha Cuthbert.

  • John W

    Yes I know. I was making a comparison....

  • Fabius_Maximus

    ...

    I'm a bit thick sometimes.

  • Audrey

    sean is right, This Must Be The Place is already out on DVD/BluRay in Europe. I agree that the trailer you posted is pretty confusing, I much prefer this one : http://youtu.be/q0ryRwKkKI4
    The movie in itself... I think it either knocks you off your feet or knocks you out out of boredom (I didn't expect to fall in love with it like I did). Visually it's one of the most stunning movies I've seen in a while. The music is a delight.

  • Jim

    Awww, 7-Psychopaths, so many swears? Almost as bad as Ice Age 4.

  • sean

    That Sean Penn movie has been sitting on the shelf for years. It came out in the rest of the world at least a year ago. Been on the internet for ages. I was actually an extra(got cut out however) for one scene. The scene was at a place where some family work. It was a nightmare. The director, security, and Penn were all assholes.

  • Dave G

    So is Jonze using Kate Bush's Deeper Understanding in the soundtrack? Sounds like that's where he took the plot from.

  • 'Jonze will follow up his 2009 Where the Wild Things Are with the simply titled, Her.'
    Well at least we know that the Arrested Development movie is definitely happening.

  • Rocabarra

    "Fuck the cops. FUCK 'EM!" He doesn't even try, and Walken gets me in stitches every damn time!

  • Erich

    "Her"?
    already been done

  • Erich

    picture didn't attach
    anyway, see the 1980s movie Electric Dreams

  • enon

    "
    An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman."
    That does not sound like the same movie, similar, but not the same. So no SIMPSON'S DID IT this time.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt00...

  • Brooke

    So excited for American Horror Story. Every promo I see just sucks me in further. I'm a sucker for a great deserted/haunted asylum story.

  • almond

    I'm not sorry at all that his Total Recall reboot flunked if it means I get to see him in stuff like this and In Bruges. Farrell should know where his niche is and work it.

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