I find the Important Stuff so you don’t have to.
5. Jon Stewart Had Fun Analyzing the First Presidential Debate.
I don’t even need to say anything; you know you need to watch. There Will Be Laughter.
4. Adele’s Soundtrack Accompanied the New Skyfall Trailer.
This is the Bondiest theme song we’ve had in years. I got chills (they multiplied). Skyfall drops into theaters November 9th.
3. Katee Sackhoff Signed On (with Gina Carano!) for the Untitled All-Girl Expendables Film.
Anyone who saw Haywire, knows Gina Carano kicks ass, so it was no surprise to hear she is headlining Adi Shankar’s female version of The Expendables. Upon signing Carano to the film, Shankar noted “I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of ‘The Expendables’ without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.” Friday brought the news that Katee Sackhoff will finally get to use her “Battlestar Galactica” brand of butt kicking again. Of Starbuck (I’m currently on my third round watching “BSG,” so yes, she’ll always be Starbuck to me) Shankar said, “If you spend five minutes with Katee it becomes blatantly obvious that she would pwn [sic] most male action stars.” Oh yes she would, and we would very much enjoy watching her do it.
2. From Up on Poppy Hill (Studio Ghibli) Announced Its Kickass (US) Cast.
Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service) and Studio Ghibli continue their tradition of gorgeously animated, wonderfully imaginative and original stories with From Up on Poppy Hill, about a group of teens trying to save their clubhouse from being demolished. While the Japanese version was directed by Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, Academy Award winning sound master Gary Rydstrom adapted the English version of this coming of age tale, with voices by Gillian Anderson, Bruce Dern, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard, Beau Bridges, Christina Hendricks, Anton Yelchin, Chris Noth, Sarah Bolger, Emily Osment, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Dunham and Alex Wolff. The film hits theaters March 15, 2013.
1. David O. Russell and Christian Bale Reunited to Film Not American Bullshit.
The story goes that Christian Bale was long ago attached to this now untitled film—formerly known as American Bullshit—which was to be directed by Ben Affleck. Then Bale was out and Jeremy Renner was in; Affleck was out and David O. Russell (The Fighter, Three Kings, Flirting with Disaster) was in. Now, Bale is back, Renner has switched roles, Amy Adams signed on and the film has no title. Confused? Excited? Not American Bullshit will tell the true story of a financial con man (Bale) hired to take down other con men. Renner plays the “volatile” mayor and New Jersey state assembly leader, Adams is Bale’s partner/mistress, and in the only bit of bad news, Bradley “Emu” Cooper is in as a federal agent. I say again unto you, Hollywood: Stop pushing the birdman.
Cindy Davis was born too late.