Here’s a look at the apocalyptic thriller 2012. If you’ve been boning up on your end-of-humanity scenarios, you’re well aware that the world as we know it is supposed to keel over and die on December 21, 2012, therefore fulfilling the prophecy foretold by the Mayan calendar, which, for reasons we’re not educated enough to understand, abruptly ends just three and a half short years from now.
And if you think that’s perturbing, try accepting the fact that mankind’s existence lies on the nimble feet of what appears to be a Tibetan monk, who will try to warn six billion people of the end of days by banging a log against an oversized bell from a remote mountain range.
We caught the 90s version of this flick—it was called Very Bad Things.
All you have to do is substitute a missing groom for a dead whore laying naked in the bathroom and you have The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper (Sack from Wedding Crashers), Heather Graham, and Jeffrey Tambor, with a cameo from Mike Tyson.
Old School’s Todd Phillips produces and directs. It’s a little-known fact that Phillips and the guy with the porn ‘stache who showed up at Luke Wilson’s door for the gangbang with his wife are the same person.
The release date is set for June 5.
Here is Quentin Tarantino’s latest creation: Inglorious Basterds.
All we need to know now about the film, which is scheduled to be released in August of 2009, is that Brad Pitt plays the part of Aldo Raine, a lieutenant sent to Nazi-occupied France during World War II to lead a band of Jewish-American soldiers (called Bastards) in killing Adolf Hitler regime members, primarily by scalping.
Knowing what we know now, it’s interesting to take a look at this piece that ran in New York magazine last July, which speculates whether the script the magazine acquired (hand-written cover sheet and all) was actually produced by Tarantino.
A year after the Oscars suffered its lowest viewership in five years, Academy strategists are turning to the sports world for a good ol’ fashioned kick in the ass to help jump start relevancy.
A student of Roone Arledge—the noteworthy former ABC producer who is responsible for just about everything you see on a modern day sportscast—Patrick Goldstein has been counted upon to inject a bit of badassness into the geriatric and stale nature of the Academy Awards.
The move has been coined a stroke of genius by some while others prepare for any potential problems by holding their breath.
Producer Larry Mark, via the Los Angeles Times:
“If Roger learned from Roone Arledge, then he learned from a true innovator. He was completely excited about the challenge of doing something new. And we think he’ll make the show more exciting too.”
How much more exciting remains to be seen. But, if nothing else, you can bet Goldstein, a graduate of groundbreaking thought in sports entertainment, will make good on some innovative changes.