By brendon November 27, 2012 @ 5:49 PM
Brett Ratner is such a shitty director that when he was done with ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, the franchise had to literally go back in time before it existed and start over. Which is how we got ‘X-Men: First Class’ from the terrific Matthew Vaughn.
Now the sequel to that is back with Bryan Singer (who directed the first two), and he was twitter this afternoon to announce that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be back playing Charles Xavier and Magneto, though presumably not in large roles since this movie closely follows ‘First Class’.
Even more surprising; there were apparently 117 other Ian McKellens on twitter.
TOM SIZEMORE – has been questioned by the LAPD about the disappearance of a 25-year-old girl named Megan Wren. Police think Sizemore might know something because he was friends with the girl, perhaps her boyfriend, and also because he’s genuinely crazy. Really, they should question him anytime anyone goes missing, whether he knew them or not. (e!, lapd missing persons blog)
CHELSEA HANDLER – made a seemingly harmless joke about Kirstie Alley being fat, and that’s apparently mean, despite the fact that Kirstie Alley is really fat. Are we all supposed to pretend like she isn’t? Screw that, she’s a monster. If she died today I wouldn’t know whether to call the coroner or a taxidermist. (popeater)
X-MEN FIRST CLASS – has their first movie clip up, with Charles Xavier and Mystique in a meeting at the CIA. Then some X-Menning goes on, and then Charles asks, “How’s that for a magic trick?” And the answer is, “Not very good”, because we saw how the girl did it. (yahoo)
GWYNETH PALTROW – decided her chest plate was sexy and showed it off last night in London at the National Movie Awards. If she were as pale as she normally is she’d look like a racquetball wall in a dress. (getty)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – had it’s first day of filming today in India, and already there are mysterious pictures from the set showing a green ooze. And the internet is all, “Is that the Lazarus Pit? Is Ra’s al Ghul in this? That’s so stupid, that doesn’t fit the canon, this is Batman in real life! This movie sucks, I hate it!” (latino review)
WHITNEY HOUSTONS DAUGHTER – was arrested for possession of alcohol (she’s 18) after some kind of gun fight between her friends and her ex boyfriend. A shocked and frightened Whitney has heard to ask, “Does anyone know what happened to the alcohol, where is it now?” (the enquirer)
THE OFFICE – had it’s first episode with Will Ferrell replacing Steve Carell last night, and the ratings were down 17 percent. If I were them I’d just keep saying Carell is on it and see how long before people figure it out. (thr)
THOR – has 175 reviews so far, and an impressive 80 percent of them are positive. Although a lot of them sound like Hollywood has lowered our summer expectations to a degree where all you have to do to get a good review is not completely fuck everything up. (rotten tomatoes)
X MEN FIRST CLASS – has a new character trailer, this time for Mystique, who is played by Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. Of course if she was any good she would have won. If Julia Roberts has one, how hard could it really be. (youtube)
LINDSAY LOHAN – began her community service today at a women’s shelter in Los Angeles, although you’re forgiven if you assumed the green ooze in the headline was going to have something to do with her vagina. In your defense we’re still not sure it doesn’t. (inf)
X MEN: FIRST CLASS – has 3 new character trailers for Beast, Banshee, and Havok, also known as, “Oh I Thought That Was Young Cyclops”, “Who?”, and “The One Who Humps Out Laser Hoops”. (mtv)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN – has a new trailer out today, and at the end it mentions that this was shot in 3D, as if you couldn’t tell by the stunning percentage of pointy things flying at the screen. (yahoo)
COLUMBIANA – stars Zoe Saldana as an 80-pound lethal assassin, but it’s from the director of ‘Taken’ so I’m sure that’s all explained and it’ll make sense. (yahoo)
KELLY BROOK – is in the new UK Esquire, but unlike yesterday the issue is now out and so here are all the pictures. I sure would love to come across a girl who looks like this. So to speak. (esquire)
By brendon April 27, 2011 @ 6:51 PM
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER – has agreed to reprise his most famous role in Terminator 5, to be directed by Justin Lin, whose first task will be to explain why a robot has a turkey neck and occasionally noticeable bra strap. (thr)
ANTJE TRAUE – will play the second villain in the Superman reboot. The relatively unknown German actress (pictured above) will play Faora Hu-Ul, another refugee from Krypton and an expert in the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, who will likely be similar to Ursa, who helped General Zod in Superman II. This post has already kicked the shit out of my spell-check, if that helps any. (variety)
IMMORTALS AND X-MEN – both got very cool new trailers today, and Transformers 3 gets a new one tomorrow, which combined should give us about 10 minutes of tight shots on actors grunting at things that were added later with a computer. (immortals, xmen)