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Aug 08 // Jason Savior

Bob Hoskins announces retirement

I watched Michael, the film in which John Travolta plays an endearingly slovenly angel, at my aunt's house one day when I was a child. I'd arrived after it started, walking in during a scene in which, as I recall, tabloid edi...
Aug 02 // Jason Savior

Pictures from Whedon's Much Ado remain Branaghless

Having shot the film Dr. Horrible-style, independently and in under two weeks, professional cool-guy-you'd-like-to-hang-with Joss Whedon has put out some new shots of his forthcoming black and white adaptation of Much Ado Abo...
Jul 31 // Jason Savior

Russell Brand and Larry Charles on Pierre, Pierre

Black List screenplay Pierre, Pierre was rumored for Jim Carrey earlier this year, but has since reemerged as a vehicle for goth detective Russell Brand to be directed by Larry Charles. If you've watched a...
Jul 30 // Jason Savior

Aasif Mandvi joins cast for The Internship

I've always liked Daily Show heartthrob Aasif Mandvi, who has signed onto upcoming Shawn Levy comedy The Internship. While, in my opinion, his talents for comedy are significant, he's also been quite endearing as both a ...
Jul 11 // Jason Savior

Kickstart a stop motion Charlie Kaufman film

Here's a collection of words I didn't expect to see assembled in this order today but are nonetheless a pleasant sight: Starburns Industries has launched a Kickstarter for a stop motion animated film titled Anomalisa, written...
Jul 10 // Jason Savior

Hear the entire Dark Knight Rises soundtrack now

If you're not yet super excited for The Dark Knight Rises, maybe you should consider pumping some Hans Zimmer into your belligerent little earholes. Empire's posted the film's score, allowing you an auditory journey through t...
Jul 09 // Jason Savior

Star Trek 2's villain may be much more promising

The world reacted with slight disappointment and resignation when it was allegedly leaked a couple of months ago that erudite heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch would play Khan in the upcoming Star Trek sequel. The choice o...
Jul 06 // Jason Savior

Production is wrapped on The Hobbit

Announced via chipper Facebook post from Peter Jackson, alongside a charming posterity picture of himself in front of a quintessential Lord of the Rings menagerie of fantastically colorful trees and a green screen, ...
Jul 05 // Jason Savior

MGM suing Jake LaMotta over Raging Bull II

In a rare case of corporate litigious brutality coinciding with good taste, MGM has filed a complaint against Jake LaMotta, the subject of Scorsese classic Raging Bull and its upcoming, unaffiliated, certain-to...
Jun 29 // Jason Savior

Soderbergh, Tatum to bring Magic Mike to Broadway

Magic Mike sort of crept up on me from behind, as I was completely unaware of its existence until now, on the forefront of its successful opening weekend. The film, loosely based on the actual stripping experiences of it...
Jun 27 // Jason Savior

Starship Troopers will lessen violence, thought

Paul Verhoeven's adaptation of Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers was an oddly satirical action film with just enough bite to make it more profound than its giant bug alien-slaughtering premise. Toby Jaffe, a producer o...
Jun 27 // Jason Savior

Alan Partridge gets distributor, release date

Amid the standard Hollywood news which churns out with the dependable regularity of This Morning's Farmer, I am grateful for any morsel from the long-awaited Alan Partridge movie to report with an over-eagerness relative...
Jun 25 // Jason Savior

New Expendables 2 images look expendable

Aside from being a bit more, say, "modern warfare" than one might imagine, these screenshots from upcoming sequel The Expendables 2 promise precisely what they must: action heroes of yesteryear and present day's best att...
Jun 22 // Jason Savior

Proof of concept for IRIS tech from Man of Tai Chi

By now we've all heard tales of the humility and warmth of the otherwise bitterly attractive Keanu Reeves, so I feel a personal hope that his authorial and directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, turns out well and finally gives ...
Jun 22 // Jason Savior

Alan Moore to work in film of own volition

In the sad way that certain artists come to be known more for succulent ancillary gossip rather than their actual contributions, Alan Moore, like an actor who happens to enjoy rodent-based anal pleasantries, has seen the most...
Jun 19 // Jason Savior

Bruce Lee's last script to be produced

Once adapted posthumously into 1978's Circle of Iron, martial arts icon Bruce Lee's final script, The Silent Flute, co-written with James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, is now due for a more rigid production partially financ...
Jun 18 // Jason Savior

Nineteen Eighty-Four finds a screenwriter

"Now I know why you're depressed," my ninth grade math teacher said after he spotted me reading Orwell's 1984 at my desk, making what some would deem an inappropriate joke of my excuse for a recent slate of absences from...
Jun 14 // Jason Savior

Bored to Death could get a film, says Danson

HBO's Bored to Death was unceremoniously canceled following its third season last year, leaving fans of the unapologetically yuppieish noire-comedy as unsatisfied as they likely feel after sessions of love-making not immediat...
Jun 06 // Jason Savior

Captain America 2 directed by the Russo brothers

Beating out a shortlist containing themselves and George Nofli, Anthony and Joe Russo have been confirmed to direct the post-Avengers sequel to Captain America. The Russo brothers, as they're known, last directed 2006's ...
Jun 05 // Jason Savior

Park Chan-Wook's Stoker scored by Clint Mansell

At one point set to be scored by Philip Glass, Park Chan-Wook's Stoker now boasts Clint Mansell as its composer. Mansell, Oscar-nominated and most famous for his work with Darren Aronofsky, has also scored Moon and,...
Jun 01 // Jason Savior

Warner Bros. pushed for DiCaprio as Riddler

Spurred on as I was by fan-made posters depicting beguiling actors such as David Tennant, Jude Law, or Johnny Depp in the role, I became quite enamored with the idea of The Dark Knight Rises offering a realistic take on ...
May 31 // Jason Savior

Possible plot details for Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

With Cloud Atlas, their first writer-director outing since 2008's abysmal Speed Racer, in the can and set for an end-of-the-year release, new details have supposedly emerged regarding the Wachowskis' next project: Jupiter Asc...
May 30 // Jason Savior

Cast expands for Monster Butler biopic

Gary Oldman and Dominic Monaghan are now attached to Malcolm McDowell's passion project Monster Butler. Directed by Doug Rath and produced by Dark House Films, Butler is a true story about bisexual jewel thief and serial kill...
May 22 // Jason Savior

New image from Lurhmann's Great Gatsby

Baz Lurhmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby continues toward a release at the end of this year, with a new picture (not the one above) released today showing leads Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio (Nick Carrawa...
May 18 // Jason Savior

Kanye West debuting short film at Cannes

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival is currently happening, and it was announced this morning that it will premiere a short art film from Kanye West, titled Cruel Summer, next week. Produced by West's multimedia arts company DONDA ...
May 16 // Jason Savior

John Woo to direct Youth of the Beast remake

I can't remember if it was in the most recent Flixist Show or the previous week's lost episode that I insultingly proposed that the "HK films" mentioned in a listener question was short for "Hentai King." That was stupid...
May 15 // Jason Savior

New Amazing Spider-Man posters

Swinging unnecessarily into theaters next month, the Spider-Man reboot helmed by (500) Days of Summer's Marc Webb (people wittier than I have likely acknowledged his name in some capacity) has two new posters out. One continu...
May 11 // Jason Savior

The Dictator features an Anchorman 2 preview

Conspicuously unfunny-looking The Dictator had some uncredited script work done by Adam McKay, writer and director of Anchorman and its forthcoming sequel. McKay tweeted that there is a treat for audiences preceding...
May 10 // Jason Savior

Del Toro, Gustafson to co-direct Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro's will share the helm on his forthcoming 3D stop-motion Pinocchio with Mark Gustafson, it was announced today. Gustafson served as animation director on Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox after Henr...
May 09 // Jason Savior

AMC to distribute On the Road

Perennial hipster bible On the Road took about sixty years to adapt, but now that it has been, it will see distribution courtesy of AMC Networks, under labels IFC Films and Sundance Selects. The film, in competition for ...
May 08 // Jason Savior

Sean Bean time travels to present for Devil's Peak

Living anachronism Sean Bean is set to play alcoholic detective Benny Griessel in Devil's Peak, based on the South African novel. The first of a planned trilogy, Peak will be followed by adaptations of author Deon Meyer'...
May 07 // Jason Savior

Dark Knight Rises shirts are $50, gaudy

Feel like dropping half a hundo to look like a created skater in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland? Warner Bros. has unveiled a showcase of official Dark Knight Rises wear, featuring one shirt that looks like it's from a co...
May 04 // Jason Savior

Bekmambetov to direct The Current War

The Current War is, incongruously, an upcoming historical film based on the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. The script, written by Michael Mitnick, made the 2011 Black List, and it has now been acq...
May 03 // Jason Savior

Louis-Dreyfus, Gandolfini on new Holofcener film

The lead roles in Nicole Holofcener's next film, still untitled, are in negotiations to be played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini. The director's last work was 2010's Please Give; the new project will be distribut...
May 01 // Jason Savior

Alan Partridge film confirmed by Iannucci for 2013

The yet-untitled Alan Partridge film has been bandied around for the last decade, at times seeming deader than Tony Hayers. While I normally loathe headlines which tediously allude to the most common reference of any given wo...
Apr 30 // Jason Savior

New MIB3 poster elicits euphoric giggling

While the Men in Black franchise is fairly whimsical in its own right, I am unsure of whether this poster is having its intended effect on me, as I cannot look at it without tittering like a girl. Featuring Will Smith riding ...
Apr 26 // Jason Savior

First official Django Unchained pictures

While there's never a shortage of reasons to get excited for a new Quentin Tarantino film, the above screenshot has perked my ears for Django Unchained in a way they hadn't been before. One of two released this morning, ...
Apr 24 // Jason Savior

Charlie Kaufman to script Chaos Walking

Impish and semi-fictional screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has been brought on to adapt the first novel of young adult series Chaos Walking for Lionsgate. The studio hopes for another Hunger Games with the trilogy - a d...
Apr 23 // Jason Savior

Russell Crowe to star in Aronofsky's Noah

Prior talks culminated today as it was confirmed by Paramount and New Regency that Darren Aronofsky's forthcoming Biblical epic Noah has found its titular lead. While the fable famously features a raven and a dove, ...
Apr 20 // Jason Savior

Netflix CEO rewards self for turbulent year

In an SEC filing today, Netflix revealed that its CEO, Reed Hastings, had his salary cut from $519,231 in 2010 to a paltry half-million in 2011. If, like me, you find yourself instantly overcome with empathetic sorrow an...






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