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I've Got Good News And Bad News. But There Are Also Boobs!

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | December 6, 2012 | Comments ()


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I think that this first bit should be considered good news. Boston Strangler, a pitch from Casey Affleck and screenwriter Chuck Maclean, has been picked up by Warner Bros. and will be produced by Kevin McCormick (Gangster Squad). Affleck is also producing and looking to star as the detective in charge of the investigation of the notorious killings.

This is bad news, as it paints Johnny Depp as more of an asshole in my eyes. Depp was attached to Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, but the normal bullshit that plagues Gilliam works took its toll and production was shut down. Now Depp has teamed with Disney to bring his own version of the Don Quixote story to the big screen, leaving Gilliam behind. Shittastically played, Depp.
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I know we've talked about X-Men: Days Of Future Past before and who we think should reprise their roles from the original Singer films. No one has been confirmed as of yet, but Sir Ian McKellan, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Grand Duke Hugh Jackman are working on their deals. Now the rest of the original mutants are being approached to appear in the dystopian future timeline. (Halle Berry probably needs the goodwill and the money since she's gone full domestic disputes lately.) Apparently the time commitment needed by the stars will be minimal, so even if your least favorite signs on they won't be on-screen for the whole movie. This news is good-bad. Fair ta' middlin' news.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is still in the works and Dennis Haysbert has replaced the deceased Michael Clark Duncan as Manute. I'm not seeing the physicality needed for the part, but I'll keep an open mind. Tentative good news.

The eagerly anticipated Anchorman: The Legend Continues may have found Brick Tamland's lamp. Kristen Wiig is rumored to be playing a love interest to Steve Carell's mentally-challenged Brick. This is very good news, as both Carell and Wiig give good idiot. The sequel is tentatively set for an October 2013 release.
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Timothy Olyphant and his sweet, sweet ass have joined Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Carpenter in the horror Western Bone Tomahawk. It looks like Westerns might be the new goopy supernatural teen romance. I Approve This Good News.
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Finally we have the boob news. Megan Fox and her ample cleavage are a big selling point for Judd Apatow's This Is 40. Her boobs even have a featurette. Enjoy!


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  • ,

    Good to see Charlyne Yi getting more work.

  • Drake

    Timothy Olyphant and his sweet, sweet ass...

    And there goes my morning.

  • Leigh

    Blah... I kinda hate movies that revolve around serial killers. While I know they usually highlight the amazing detective work of the heroes of the story, I still think that making movies based on depraved people only glorifies their disgusting-ness. I know people will argue that it's portraying the grittiness of "real life," but there's also giving positive attention to people who deserve to be hated and belittled. The movies often portray the killers as cunning masterminds. Yes, they end up getting caught in the end, but they shouldn't even be given the forum to be admired at all.

  • thenchonto

    I'd kill (pun so intended) for a bio-pic about the guy who brought down H. H. Holmes, though, if it was done well. Dude was a badass, doggedly traversing half the Midwest at a time when there was no DNA testing, no internet searches, and no ridiculous CSI shortcuts. He's my detective hero. And the case that originally brought him into the tangled web of killer crazy is soul-crushingly sad. The story could make for a magnificent period drama.

  • thenchonto

    Frank Geyer, I think I'm thinking of.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Eh, Haysbert can match Duncan's voice, at least. They can fill him out and make him taller with movie MAGIC!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'm gonna maybe put myself alone on a limb, but I don't think I enjoyed any of Wiig's original characters on SNL. I liked her impersonations, her amazing Pelosi. Someone remind me otherwise?

    Anyway, I'm saying I don't think she gives good idiot.

  • pumpkin

    I liked her on the "Two a-holes" skits. Maybe that's because I know women exactly like that.

    And, I'm a horrible person, but the Lawrence Welk skits always make me laugh. Then again, anyone could have played her part. It's all in the costume.

    But, I definitely agree her impersonations were her best characters.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I loved the Lawrence Welk skits *EXCEPT* for her. I was subjected to so much Welk at my grandparents' house.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Ah ha! So now we know why they are saying Megan Fox is funny... Judd wanted to see his wife feel her up...

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