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A Four-Minute Meditation on Violence? Yes, Please

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 8, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 8, 2010 |

  • Jack and Jill went up the hill, each with a buck and a quarter … Jill came down with $2.50. (That’s my yearly Andrew Dice Clay joke).

    Adam Sandler is reteaming with Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry), the world’s most incompetent director, to make a romantic comedy, Jack and Jill. The catch. Adam Sandler will play Jack. And Jill.

    Wow. I really thought when I decided to write up this piece that I’d have something to say about this project. But honestly: What can you say about the project that isn’t already horribly obvious? Except that Adam Sandler is going to make a terrible looking woman. (Cinemablend)

  • Matthew McConaughey is the latest to offer up a soon-to-be-failed television show about surfing. (Deadline)

  • Ricky Gervais’ coming-of-age drama Cemetary Junction (which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Merchant) is headed straight to DVD this August. I’d be upset, but it also means I’ll get to see it sooner. And I thought it looked great. (The Playlist)

  • If you haven’t had quite yet enough SATC 2 reviews, allow me to direct you to one of the best (even if that penultimate sentence is directed at us). (Ranylt Richildis)

  • In February, I mentioned over on Twitter that Paramount was developing a movie based on Tom Cruise’s Les Grossman. No one really cared. Or, more likely, no one even noticed. Well, Tom Cruise has confirmed that, and now it’s officially news. (IESB)

  • Stephen Herek (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead) — one of the ten directors on our Case of the Disappearing Director List — is back, and he’s directing a movie starring WWE Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque. No clue who that is. (Slashfilm)

  • In things that give me extreme joy, TBS is now campaigning for Conan to get an Emmy nomination for his “Tonight Show” on NBC. (Deadline)

  • Mark Wahlberg is really, really excited about making the “Entourage” movie. It’s good someone is. (MTV)

  • Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with reality-show guru Mark Burnett to create a reality show to find her talk show replacement. (AP)

  • The creator of this video, Jacob Bricca, describes it as “a meditation on violence and visual tropes at the movies.” I call it four minutes of awesome.

    Pure from Jacob Bricca on Vimeo.

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