In case you cared, Dinner for Schmucks is moving back a week — from July 23rd to July 30th — because they don’t want to get in the way of the Inception juggernaut. Me: I’m just happy that there actually might be a juggernaut this summer. It’s been a huge bummer of a blockbuster season so far. (Variety)
Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, and Rashida Jones have all joined the cast of My Idiot Brother with Paul Rudd. Those four women, actually, would make 4/5ths of a pretty amazing freebies list. A lot of folks probably wouldn’t complain if Paul Rudd were the 5th (I’d add him, but only if he danced). In it, Rudd plays an idealist who crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings both havoc and revelatory happiness into their lives. (Variety)
This is funny. Go with me. No, really. If you don’t click on this link, Vince over at FilmDrunk will throw me in a trash can. That fucker’s like Ted McGinley, and not the “Married with Children” Ted McGinley. (FilmDrunk)
A couple of movies got official titles today. The Fantastic Four reboot will be called Fantastic Four Reborn and Die Hard 5 (yes, there will be a Die Hard 5) will be called Die Hard 24/7. Boo. (AICN)
There will also be a fifth Final Destination movie. An assistant director on Avatar will be directing. (THR)
Also, Thor and Captain America now have logos, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Slashfilm)
Here’s a pretty cool trailer for a video game called Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which is mostly compelling because it has Hollywood adaptation written all over it. And the way video game movies are going, they should just stream someone playing the game into movie theaters. It’d probably be more entertaining than anything a studio came up with. (THR)
Everyone’s first or second favorite cast member from “The Wire,” Idris Elba, is returning to television in a BBC/BBC America television mini-series called “Luther.” Luther is “an intellectually brilliant but emotionally impulsive murder detective. He considers his profession a vocation rather than a job and it remains to be seen if he’s a force for good or a man hell bent on self-destruction. His confidante is also his arch-enemy Alice, a beautiful multiple-murderess who evades his grasp early on, and with whom he becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits.” I’m so totally there. (Hat Tip: Brian). (BBC)
I know some of you were really impressed with that Mortal Kombat footage that TK posted this morning, But as Mortal Combat test footage goes, this may be even better. (Hat Tip: Southworth) (YouTube)
This is too awesome not to share. Here’s Salma Hayek doing an interview for Grown Ups when a snake suddenly appears and everyone turns into scared ninnies. It’s goddamn delightful.
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