morning headlines

By brendon February 01, 2011 @ 12:20 PM

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CHRIS EVANS – is on the cover of the new issue of Empire, and only a country as bad ass as America could have a superhero like this. What would the French one be, some pedophile in a smock holding a baguette? You can suck it, France! (empire)

RICKY GERVAIS – has been asked to host the Golden Globes again next year, because the ratings were up again, but doesn’t think he should because he doesn’t think the show could have been any better. Here’s a suggestion: trap doors for the losers. (hollywood reporter)

TYLER PERRY – is famous for playing a sassy old lady, but now he’ll play the lead in I, Alex Cross, the character originally played by Morgan Freeman in the movies Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. I have to assume the producer agreed to this while duct taped to a chair and with Perrys agent forcing the pen in to his hand. That dude is a good agent! (variety)

JOAQUIN PHOENIX – may unretire to play the mentor in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with Benjamin Walker playing Lincoln. Rule 1 with vampire hunting: just go out there and have fun. (deadline)

Captain America is all ripped out

By brendon October 29, 2010 @ 12:45 PM

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Entertainment Weekly has 8 new pictures from ‘Captain America’, starring Chris Evans. This could turn out to be the best superhero movie of the year, especially if you’re a guy and so is your date. And check out Dr. Ass Looker back there in the goggles. That guy is in love. Hey, eyes up here buddy.

Captain America is all buff, has radioactive feet

By brendon September 24, 2010 @ 2:40 PM

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Chris Evans is in Manchester, England today filming ‘Captain America’ and, for his sake, hopefully these pictures show him as Steve Rogers after entering the Super Soldier program. A scientist played by Stanley Tucci injects Rogers with experimental drugs, and he’s given super strength, endurance, and agility. And giant melty feet.

And apparently something magical is happening to his dong too, though I don’t remember that part from the comic. What is this thing rated? I’m not sure I’m comfortable with Hollywoods new take on this.

(image source = splash news online)

Lucas Lees diagnosis? Justice.

By brendon August 17, 2010 @ 5:19 PM

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Someone go tell Channing Tatum that these 5 posters are from “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, and they made them up for the character played by Chris Evans, otherwise he’s gonna be pretty confused as to why he wasn’t starring in at least one of them. I know I am.

(source = empire)

Monday morning headlines

By brendon July 26, 2010 @ 1:02 AM

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THE AVENGERS - were on stage together at Comic-Con, and HERE is a giant full sized picture of it showing, from left to right, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk) and director Joss Whedon. It’s an amazing cast with the exception of Ruffalo, who replaced Edward Norton. So they replaced one monotone, zero-charisma bore with another, for a character who talks about science. Try to be in your seats for his scenes so you don’t fall down. (aint it cool)

HALLE BERRY – broke up with Gabriel Aubry in April (they dated for 5 years and had a daughter in 2008) but yesterday all 3 of them flew to South Africa. Halle is going to film a movie called ‘Dark Tide’, Gabriel is going to scope out new black chicks. (popeater)

INCEPTION – won the weekend box office again ($43.5 million), despite a strong debut by Angelina Jolies ‘Salt’ ($36.5 million), which maybe would have made more if it didn’t sound like some kind of cooking show. (variety)

BLAKE LIVELY – was at Comic-Con to promote ‘the Green Lantern’, and she and Ryan Reynolds sat on a panel and waited for questions while several hundred nerds nudged each other and pantomimed tits. (getty)

the captain america movie won’t be all american-y

By brendon July 21, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

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The LA Times has an interview today with Joe Johnston, a director who has been in Hollywood for 30 years but has never actually made a movie that didn’t completely suck. Next up for Joe is my beloved Captain America, and he’s not off to the greatest start in the world with this one either.

“He’s a guy that wants to serve his country but he’s not a flag-waver. We’re reinterpretating sort of what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was.”
“…it’s also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing. It’s an international cast and an international story.”

I’m still hopeful because this has a tremendous cast led by Chris Evans and was (reportedly) re-written by the great Joss Whedon, but Johnston had a great cast and writer for ‘the Wolfman’ too, and he took the controls and steered it right into the ground. Even the best ideas can be ruined if the wrong guy is in charge. Take slavery for example, that was a great deal, but then that busybody Lincoln had to ruin it.

(full size copy of the banner pic/movie concept art here)