Christian Bale has been tapped to play Steve Jobs in a new biopic. You might recall a Steve Jobs film coming out only last year. Typically two movies about the same topic wouldn’t be made within such a brief period, unless one of them featured a hilariously inept Ashton Kutcher pretending his fake beard made him an actor. Kutcher’s performance in 2014′s Jobs was almost hard to turn away from, but watching him get hung out to dry in a painful two hour death of embarrassment is oddly validating in a morbid way. It would be like watching your friend who claims his high school football coach screwed him out of an NFL career be inserted into a Packers game and immediately paralyzed. The new movie features a capable director and serious lead actor so it has potential to be pretty solid. Put your trucker hat back on Ashton and see how a fucking man does it.
The new trailer for American Hustle was released yesterday, and it looks pretty good. I’d like to be a little more optimistic but I don’t have a clue what it’s about, other than a three-way competition between Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner to look like the ugliest guys you’d spot in a New Jersey strip club.
Then again, it also has Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams looking like 70s porn stars, so that should count for something. In fact, if there’s an Oscar for that, I hope they both win. Then, when they accept their statues, they can try them out on each other. I know, I’m full of brilliant ideas.
Because there are a few people in Hollywood who are actually decent human beings, Christian Bale went to Aurora, Colorado, today to visit victims of Fridays shooting, and he did it unannounced, with no press or photographers, and the story only got out after people in the hostpital started to update their facebook.
After about two and a half hours at the hospital, he and his wife visited the memorial set up across the street from the Century 16 movie theatre (by which time at least one photographer had caught up with them).
In a related story, Lindsay Lohan went to London to comfort those affected by the heroin shortage there. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims, but my heart goes out to them,” Lindsay said in a prepared statement.
With just 4 days until it’s release, Warner Brothers is finally giving critics who have seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ permission to publish their reviews, and according to the few that are online now, it seems Christopher Nolan is still really really good at making movies. Empire gives it 5 stars, saying:
?”With spectacle in abundance, this is superhero filmmaking on an unprecedented scale.”
“Big-time Hollywood filmmaking at its most massively accomplished, this last installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish.”
“…one of the year’s most impressive efforts so far in any genre, on any subject … Whoever Warner Bros hires to reboot the “Batman” films a few years from now, I wish you luck. The bar is as high as it could possibly be.”
The final trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will premier in front of ‘The Avengers’ on Friday, but Warner Bros. put it on youtube last night (you can also watch it in 1080 on a Warner Bros. link here, or I put the 1080 version on mediafire and rapidshare which you can download here or here) and it shows a lot. Maybe even more than you want to know.
POSSIBLE HEAVY SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT. OR ME JUST BLINDLY GUESSING. ONE OF THOSE TWO: