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December 24, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 24, 2008 |

Before we unspool another trailer on your ass, a short note: It’s gonna be light publishing around here from now until the first of the year. We got a ton of movie reviews coming your way over the next few days, but otherwise, we’re suspending trade news and the lists and Boozehound and the other regular features (save for an Eloquent Eloquence coming at you in a couple of hours). Stacey might pop in with a Pajiba Love occasionally, TK might drop some music on you, and I may bring an occasional nugget of news or a time-killing seriously random list or comment diversion, but otherwise, we’re gonna stick to the reviews and hang out with our families. It’s my favorite week of the year — not just because it’s Christmas, but because I’m going to see a ton of movies I don’t have to review, in preparation for the year-end lists coming your way in January. Likewise, I expect the Boozehound is gonna hunker down in his liquor basement, Dan’s gonna toil around in Texas, the TV Whore is gonna catch up on his TV Whoring (actually, that poor motherfucker is gonna work his ass off through the holidays), Agent Bedhead may see something besides kiddie flicks, John’s gonna continue his search for life’s meaning, Ranylt is gonna squeeze out a few bad period pieces from her memory, P-Step is gonna drink himself into a holiday stupor, Nosek is gonna play with her new boy toy, and Prisco is gonna rebuild his archive of pop-culture allusions. We’re not abandoning you entirely, but we’ll be phoning it in for a week and a half, and we shall return in January ready to take on the shittacular January release schedule and put some serious verbal hurt on Bride Wars.

Now, onto the trailer: For a few years there, John Travolta was competing fiercely with Nic Cage for the title of Hollywood’s biggest movie whore — the man would take any project put in front of him. In 2008, but for some voice work on Bolt, we got a brief Travolta respite, and now maybe the man is trying to reinvent himself a little, taking a couple of more gritty, action roles, first in Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 123 opposite Denzel, as the movie’s villain, and then From Paris, with Love, opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyer, in what appears as an anti-hero role. I’m not completely sold on it from the teaser trailer, but at least Travolta is moving in the right direction.

Coincidence? I Think Not / Dustin Rowles

Industry | December 24, 2008 |

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