Movies, Monsters and Marriage: Six Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week
6. Ethan Hawke Spoke Passionately of Kissing Angelina Jolie.
I may kick myself later for saying this, but the Jolie is growing on me. What with her recent medical ordeal and bravery, her total non-Goopyness (no recommendations on how to feed her multicultural children, nor what designer clothes in which to dress them); now I find out she was “born to make men weak” (hey, what about us chicks?). “When she kisses you, you don’t know your name.” Sounds delightful to me.
Jesse Aaron Paul Got Married (Bitches!).
Preceding our future heartbreak at this summer’s “Breaking Bad” finale, our beloved Jesse married Lauren Parsekian this past Sunday; Walter White himself served as a groomsman. The couple celebrated after the ceremony with a Paris-carnival-masquerade themed party that included stilt-walkers, mimes and a magician. I hope Anna Gunn brought Albertsons’ string beans.
4. May 28th Marked the Fifteenth Anniversary of Phil Hartman’s Tragic Death.
Can you believe it’s been fifteen years? Like John Candy, Hartman will always be missed. Remember him with one of my favorite “News Radio” clips.
3. Lou Reed Had a Liver Transplant.
All those walks on the wild side apparently took a toll. News broke that the 71 year old iconic rocker was near death and received a life-saving transplant last month. According to his wife, Laurie Anderson, Reed is recovering nicely: “He’s already working and doing t’ai chi.” Keep hanging on, man.
2. Three New Monsters University Clips Debuted.
Whee! MU and the upcoming Finding Dory are two follow up films I’m actually happy about. College is the perfect setting for a group of dorky, lovable monsters. Enjoy the clips, and join me for popcorn June 21st.
1. The Blade Runner Sequel Gained Traction.
Meanwhile, in much more unsettling sequel news Green Lantern writer, Michael Green (really, Ridley?) has been hired to pen the Blade Runner 2 script. Hmm, Ridley Scott is coming back to a beloved science fiction film umpteen years after the fact…again? Forgive me if my expectations are already cynical and low. Word on the street is that both Harrison Ford and Sean Young have been contacted about making appearances, and there may be a Prometheus story tie-in. Okay, now I just want to go crawl under my bed to stuff this news into the file with J.J. Abrams doing Star Wars.