In his recent interview with Digital Spy, Bobby Farrelly has practically revealed the whole plot to the long-gestating sequel to their 90’s movie hit Dumb and Dumber, which starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
The co-writer/co-director was quoted saying, “There is no growth out of either one of them and it’s 20 years later … The story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a child. They want to go and find the child because he’s having a kidney problem and he wants to ask him for one of his kidneys.”
Bobby also stated that they were hoping to start shooting this fall but it didn’t come to pass due to schedule conflicts between Carrey and Daniels. “Jeff has a successful TV show over here now so we have to work around that,” said Bobby, “That’s the plan and that will be our next movie, we’ve already written the script. We’re very anxious to get back in business with those two guys,” he added.
Personally, I’m glad to know about this development considering that the last report I heard was that Jim Carrey has decided to ditch the sequel because he was concerned that the studio wasn’t supporting it. If it’s true, I hope Jim reconsiders because let’s face it, he hasn’t really been in any good movies lately (hint: penguins). But did you also know that according to Collider, Universal was said to have been courting Carrey for Jeff Wadlow’s sequel to Kick-Ass? Now that’s something I’d also like to see. I hope he takes on both projects.
The long-developing biopic of singer Nina Simone will finally be singing as Avatar star Zoe Saldana will take the lead role in the movie Nina which was originally slated to Mary J. Blige, according to THR.
The film, which will be written and directed by Cynthia Mort (The Brave One), will start production in Los Angeles on October 16th. It is based on the singer’s autobiography ‘I Put A Spell On You’ and centers on the relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson (to be played by David Oyelowo) that she maintained in her life.
Simone, an accomplished classical musician, rose as a singer-songwriter in the 1950’s and in the 1960’s released songs that focused on subjects like the murders of Medgar Evers (Mississippi Goddam) and Martin Luther King Jr. (Why? The King Of Love Is Dead). She also became involved in different advocacies such as the civil rights movement and went to exile in Barbados then France where she died in 2003.
We got a couple of superhero-related stories for you today: one’s a news update and the other’s just a rumor (for now at least).
First, the news bit.ETOnline reports that the production for the third Iron Man sequel has been temporarily suspended after its main star, Robert Downey Jr., was injured on the set. Image source: CNN
Marvel Studios have confirmed in a statement that the 47-year-old actor has sustained an ankle injury while performing a stunt in Wilmington, North Carolina, hence there will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates. Iron Man 3 is set to release on May 3, 2013, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearcce, Don Cheadle and Sir Ben Kingsley.
As for the rumor? Well, it’s possible that Fast And Furious star Vin Diesel might be set on playing the role of Vision in the much-anticipated sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers. In the comics, Vision is a character created by Ultron that was supposed to exact revenge on member Henry Pym (a.k.a. Ant-Man) but was eventually convinced to shift allegiances.
Image source: Comic Book Therapy
Where and how did this rumor start? Cinema Blend reported that it originated from Comic Book Therapy, when one of its writers noticed that the actor has changed his Facebook profile pic to that of the Vision. Why all the fuss? It’s because Diesel has been known to use various social media platforms to disseminate information to his fans.
According to Cinema Blend, “In the recent past he has posted pictures and concept art from his long-gestating attempts to made a third Riddick movie. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could be dropping a hint. Then again, maybe he just likes the Vision.” We’ll leave the guessing and the speculation to you.
Starring Jeff Daniels as the outspoken and volatile news anchor Will McAvoy, the show starts off with Will’s controversial on-camera outburst before he discovers that his former team has bailed on him, and that he has to work with an entirely new news team after returning from a forced leave. In his tireless quest for delivering the news as it is to his audiences, Will battles it out with a ratings-hungry network management, the Tea Party movement, an emotionally charged younger staff, colleagues that seek to whip him in line, and his personal demons.
I’m a big fan of the show, as it illustrates writer and creator Aaron Sorkin’s rather cynical yet idealistic insights into journalism as an honorable profession, fighting the good political fight not just for national, but societal democracy.
Ironically, it does not necessarily provide an accurate description of the workplace (a largely glamorous crew, the intensely hectic taping and filming sessions). None of the main characters — especially the women — are exactly likeable or noble as well, and they tend to say exactly the right thing at the right time a tad too often. There are long, overdrawn (but well-written) speeches and petty in-office fights. There’s also a little too much focus on the characters’ personal drama which, for me, distracts the viewer from appreciating their initial goal of Painting The Bigger, Truthful Picture for The Nation.
It’s an obviously stylized drama and an editorial, and in favor of the Democratic party. It’s not for everyone.
Yet in spite of all these probable setbacks, the show works. As you zero in on these beautifully flawed characters with their professional efforts coalescing into a triumphant and sometimes bittersweet climax in each episode, it gives you a semblance of hope that perhaps, just perhaps, empowered individuals out there still care for the unvarnished truth. And maybe you’re one of them.
If you haven’t seen the show yet, watch the following trailers from HBO:
Episode 855 of The Basketball Jones podcast featured the recap of the just concluded gold medal basketball game between the rematch of Team USA and Spain. As expected, Team USA won the championship but not without another scare as the Spanish team gave them a very close fight. The Americans, who led by only one point in the first half, defended their title by pulling away in the last minutes of the fourth quarter with a 107-100 score.
Topics include Juan Carlos Navarro a.k.a. La Bomba’s hot start, Marc Gasol’s early fourth foul, Durant’s awesome three-point shooting, late game heroics by Chris Paul, tight zone defense by Spain, Serge Ibaka, Coach K’s celebration and LeBron’s dominance.
Also, the episode features who will be Team USA’s next coach, the tournament MVP, and more.
Now here’s a slightly different take on movie review programs. Instead of waiting till the end of the show to find out whether a movie is good or bad, podcast hosts Joel and Kevin of Yeah, It’s That Bad review movies that are already dubbed by critics as ‘bad movies’ and then tell you just how bad they really are. In other words, they answer the question, “Were they really THAT bad?”
In their latest episode, Joel and Kevin take a look back and review the first installment of the movie The Expendables, which sequel was just recently released. The testosterone-filled and action-packed movie is packed stacked with 80’s action movie icons like Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, and Dolph Lundgren.
The program has lots of hilarious moments which you will enjoy. The hosts start off with a breakdown of the characters and actors, and then continue with the parts of the movie that just made it so bad (or not so bad). Also, they throw out some very interesting trivia during the second half of the show. You can start listening to the episode here.
George Michael lashed out to his critics during his performance at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics after he was accused of using the event to promote himself.
Michael was one of the popular performers who graced the closing show but was criticized for performing his latest single White Light instead of his classic popular hits.
Some blasted him for promoting the new song in front of the international audience but Michael, who also sang a classic hit song Freedom, responded via his Twitter page.
He said, “Had a GREAT time at the closing! I hope you are not bothered by the press reports of my scandalous ‘promotion’.
“Please join me in telling them to f**k off! It was my one chance on TV to thank you all for your loyalty and prayers, and I took it. And I don’t regret it.”
The performance was Michael’s first after suffering from pneumonia last year. The song White Light was about his near-death experience of the illness and a celebration of being alive following it.
Will.i.am was fuming after he realized that his car, a white custom-made DeLorean DMC-12, was stolen after attending a party around 2am at the Avalon in Hollywood, last Monday night. The artist was at the venue to launch his new solo album #Willpower, which is due for release next month.
It was apparent that the Black Eyed Peas star was furious regarding the incident as he vented frustration in his Twitter account, tweeting, “My car stolen… what the f—…”, which was then followed by a few more.
He later then received an unsettling video from a YouTube user with a handle of “willimnotanon” claiming to have his car, which he too posted on his Twitter page. The video shows that of a masked man with his voice altered speaking in rhymes as if to mock the Voice UK coach (see embedded video below).
The Dark Knight Rises’ reign at the box office has ended with The Bourne Legacy overtaking the top spot which earned $40.3 million.
Although this latest installment’s earnings were below those of the last two Bourne series, it’s still high enough for Universal to ‘breathe a sigh of relief’ according to Los Angeles Times, which took the biggest risk for going with a new star. So no Matt Damon? No problem!
This is a key test for the film outfit as the reboot is without Damon, who first starred on the Bourne series. Jeremy Renner takes on the lead role on the fresh take of the franchise and it’s also Tony Gilroy’s first turn on the directorial job.
The Bourne Legacy also stars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.
1. “The Bourne Legacy,” $40.3 million
2. “The Campaign,” $27.4 million
3. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $19.5 million
4. “Hope Springs,” $15.6 million.
5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” $8.2 million
6. “Total Recall,” $8.1 million
7. “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” $6.8 million
8. “Ted,” $3.3 million
9. “Step Up: Revolution,” $2.9 million.
10. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” $2.2 million
According to Twilight star Robert Pattinson, breaking up with someone feels like the end of the world.
Robert Pattinson went on his first public appearance since news broke out that ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart cheated on him. He appeared on The Daily Show last Monday night, where host Jon Stewart offered him some comfort food: Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. “I’m going to split my Spanx,” Pattinson joked.
Throughout the interview, Pattinson appeared nervous as he struggled to keep his cool.
When Jon mentioned the break-up, he said, “When you’re young, it feels like the world is ending. This is the first time the world has reacted the same way.” Rob laughingly responded, “It is,” which prompted a resounding “Awwwwwww” from the audience.
Afterwards, Pattinson graced the red carpet at the Museum of Modern Art for his new movie Cosmopolis, expressing his thanks to his fans for being there.