I mentioned earlier this week that Common was reportedly tryin out for the Justice League movie. Now more news is surfacing about Christina Millian auditioning for the role of Wonder Woman (which Jessica Beil turned down). Though I would've loved to have seen Jessica in the tights, I wouldn't mind at all seeing Christina don the lasso:
And word is Tyrese is tryin out for the part of the Green Lantern. Some pics have surfaced of him in the suit:
Wow...I gotta download this shit!!
Fox News recently had both the owners of sohh.com and allhiphop.com on to discuss Nas' controversial name for his upcoming album entitled "N******". So of course the brilliant puppets at Fox News start making such ridiculous statements cutting off both owners of the sites blaming shootings on Nas' lyrics (and I like how the owner of allhiphop mentions Jena 6 and they just pass it by...)
Here's the clip:
Eli Roth, best known for Hostel & Cabin Fever, is set to make some what of a parody of old horror movie trailers in the appropriately titled Trailer Trash. Think of an entire movie of trailers similar to what you saw in Grindhouse. Here's an excerpt from his MTV interview about the movie set to drop next year:
When Eli Roth stopped by to talk about his new “Hostel” DVDs, he had plenty to say about murder, Metallica and pissed-off fans. The only subject that quieted him up seemed to be “Trailer Trash,” the top-secret “Grindhouse”-inspired film he’s working on.
Which is why we were all the more amazed when we actually got him to spill some significant beans.
“When I made that fake trailer for “Thanksgiving,” it was the most fun I’ve ever had shooting anything. It was just off-the-hook for two days … I thought, ‘God, there are so many ideas that I have, that I don’t think I could stretch out to a feature film, but that would make a fantastic trailer or even a fake movie,’” he explained. “You could take your most terrible, terrible idea that you’re so embarrassed to tell anybody, and turn it into a trailer for a terrible film - and it would be an awesome comedy.”
“[It comes out on] August 22nd , and I would start shooting probably in February,” he said of “Trash.” “Originally I was going to do it with a bunch of other directors, but now as I’m writing it, I don’t want to share it. I want to shoot them all myself. I’m going to be directing the feature - in certain cases, we might make a rare exception, like Edgar Wright … But really only in one or two cases; otherwise I’m going to be directing the film.”
20th Century Fox has set a May 1, 2009 release date for Hugh Jackman starrer X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which director Gavin Hood (Rendition, Tsotsi) begins shooting later this year. David Benioff wrote the script.
"Wolverine" is expected to feature many other mutants -- some new to the film franchise and some from one or more of the three "X-Men" films. Liev Schreiber is reportedly in final talks to take on the role of a younger version of nemesis William Stryker, played by Brian Cox in X2.
As of now, the only other film staking out the May 1, 2009, date is Disney's animated film G-Force.
The film explores the claw-wielding character Wolverine's violent and romantic past, and his complex relationship with Victor Creed and the ominous Weapon X program, as well as his encounters with other mutants.
Hood will start shooting in Australia before moving to New Zealand and, later, to New Orleans.
Producing are Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter, producers of the "X-Men" movies, along with Jackman and producing partner John Palermo through their Seed Productions. Marvel's Kevin Feige will executive produce.
Have we seen Kobe in the purple & yellow for the last time? Just when you thought all the Kobe trade talks were over comes news of Kobe cleaning out his locker and not getting on the team bus. Kobe's denying cleaning out the locker, but the Laker front office are supposedly looking at some deals that can possibly send Kobe somewhere "South??"
You have to assume Kobe wants another championship, but what teams would he fair best in and what can they give up for him??
I came across this clip on the wonderful world of Youtube and thus added more reason for me to think that Bobby Heenan is up there with great comedians of our time hands down. He never did stand up (at least I don't think so), but his platform was being the most hilarious wrestling commentator of all time.
Check this clip from Survivor Series (I think '92-93) with the Hart brothers wrestling HBK and 3 masked fools. Listen to the entire video to pick up Heenan's one-liners.
I've been seeing different videos the last year on Mario Galaxy and it just looks bananas!!
Here's a link to the latest vids on the game. Word is that these are the final cuts of the game:
Mario Galaxy preview
Damn, can the Rockies do a triple sweep of either the Indians or Bo Sox??? I'm really pulling for Cleveland to take the series against Boston. That could possibly set up the best World Series in years.
Wouldn't it be dope if Bob Ueker commentated one of the Cleveland games though????
In addition, if Cleveland does make it to the series...don't forget about their secret weapon they have yet to unleash:
Halloween is around the corner. In commemoration of the classic films that I've seen in my life, I give you my top ten. So get ya girl (or girls...) and strap in.
10. Poltergeist - That fuckin clown fucked me up as a shorty. Steven Spielberg brings a horrifying look at a family haunted by spirits in their home that's conveniently sitting on an Indian Burial. RIP Heather 'O Rourke (Carol Anne).
9. The Omen - I think this movie made people think twice about naming their kid Damien. The Richard Donner classic tells the tale of a family who believe their son is actually the spawn of Satan.
8. In the Mouth of Madness - Really innovative and slept on movie by John Carpenter about a Private Investigator who is hired to find horror novelist Sutter Cane who's turned up missing. As he begins reading his books to find clues of his whereabouts he notices things around him are starting to seem too close to the books he's reading. So he must ask himself...is this real??? One of my personal favs (Holla Scrips!)
7. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Tobe Hooper's grizzly semi-adaption of the true story of Ed Gein, a psychotic transvestite who didnt dress up in women's clothes...but in their skin. This movie has become a cult classic among horror movie aficionados (like myself...)
6. Amittyville (1979) - Not since Psycho did a house have so much significance in a movie. Amittyville is the story of the Lutz Family who move into a new home with a bloody history that is ignored by James Brolin and Margot Kidder until the house begins giving horrifying signals that they don't want them there anymore (Get Out!!!!). Real crazy movie for the time.
5. Friday the 13th - Before Jason, there was his moms!!! A classic slasher / whodunit that spawned one of the biggest franchises in the film industry.
4. Psycho - The Grand Daddy of Them All!! During a time when horror movies consisted solely of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman, Alfred Hitchcock brought a new vision of suspense and terror with Psycho and introduced one of the most famous death scenes ever filmed. I put it at #4 on my list, but only because I it didn't terrify me like people in the 60's. But I still respect it as one of the greatest movies of the genre by far.
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger is born. Based on articles read by Wes Craven about a boy in California who died during his sleep from severe nightmares brought to life one of the most iconic horror characters of all time. This movie scared the shit out of me and most kids my age at the time. A very creative horror movie that also launched an incredible franchise that still lurks today.
2. The Exorcist - Now c'mon...if this movie didn't get under your skin then you don't have a pulse!! William Friedkin's adaption of William Peter Blatty's novel was released in 1973 to an array of emotion from people leaving the theater in horror to vomiting in the theater itself. It made a huge impact and spawned a genre of supernatural / possession terror. It's recognized in many circles as "The Scariest Movie of All Time"...and that's not an easy quote to debate.
1. Halloween (1978) - The Mother of the Slasher Film. Made only on a $322,000 budget, John Carpenter & Debra Hill made one of the classic horror films of our time with a simple story about a boy sent away to a sanitarium for murdering his sister only to escape 15 yrs later to "Come Back Home". The theme music itself is iconic in its own right. It catapulted not only the careers of John Carpenter & Debra Hill, but also of a little known actress & daughter to Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh...Jamie Lee Curtis. If you haven't seen this film at least once, you got fuckin problems. It's shown ever year (for obvious reasons). But it is definitely my #1 favorite horror film of all time. It has what 90% of horror films lack today...Suspense, Suspense, Suspense!!!
Clive Barker is back!! This is based on a novel he wrote about a photographer who witnesses a murder on a train and finds out there's a lot more going on than he imagined. It's due out Juanuary '08.
Another Japanese remake (I thought this genre ended already).
Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is an accomplished, independent, Los Angeles-based concert violinist. She is also blind, and has been so since a childhood tragedy. As our story opens, Sydney undergoes a double corneal transplant, a surgery she has waited her whole life to have, and her sight is restored. After the surgery, neural ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Faulkner (Alessandro Nivola) helps Sydney with the difficult adjustment, and with the support of her older sister Helen (Parker Posey), Sydney learns to see again.
But Sydney's happiness is short-lived as unexplainable shadowy and frightening images start to haunt her. Are they a passing aftermath of her surgery, Sydney's mind adjusting to sight, a product of her imagination, or something horrifyingly real? As Sydney's family and friends begin to doubt her sanity, Sydney is soon convinced that her anonymous eye donor has somehow opened the door to a terrifying world only she can now see.
"The Eye" is a bone-chilling supernatural thriller that tests the boundaries of perception and reality. Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, the team who directed the suspenseful international hit "Them," "The Eye" stars Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola and Parker Posey. Produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner with Mike Elliott, Don Granger and Michelle Manning serving as executive producers.
After the years of super hero fans waiting, it looks as if Warner Bros. are moving ahead with The Justice League movie as they're beginning casting. Recently word broke out that Jessica Biel was up for that part of Wonder Woman, but she turned down the part.
Now there's news surfacing that more actors are auditioning for parts in the movie and one of the surprising names that came up was none other than Common. There's no word on who he'd testing for, but that would definitely be a first for the Hip Hop community (No, I don't count Shaq in Shazaam).
Other confirmed actors trying out for the movie are as follows:
Adam Brody ("The O.C."), Joseph Cross (Running With Scissors), D.J. Cotrona ("Windfall"), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Grindhouse), Michael Angarano (Sky High), Teresa Palmer (The Grudge 2), Max Thieriot (Jumper)
In an interesting note, it's said that both Christian Bale and Brandon Routh are contracted for the Justice League movie according the the original contracts signed for both Superman and Batman movies. Looks like 2009 might bring a crazy Summer!!!
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Rapper T.I. was arrested on federal gun charges just hours before he was scheduled to perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards, according to federal authorities.
The entertainer, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was arrested in a federal sting Saturday after his bodyguard-turned-informant delivered three machine guns and two silencers to the hip-hop star, according to a Justice Department statement.
Authorities said that Harris, 27, provided the bodyguard $12,000 to buy the weapons, which Harris is not allowed to own because he is a convicted felon. Court documents said Harris was convicted on felony drug charges in 1998, and a federal affidavit said he has been arrested on gun charges in the past.
However, one of his attorneys, Dwight Thomas, said Sunday he was not aware Harris was a convicted felon and that "a number of people" live in Harris' suburban Atlanta home. Thomas added there were "two sides to every story -- sometimes three" and he was confident the legal system would work in Harris' favor.
Let the comments from all the critics begin...