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Inception. Yeah, it was pretty great.

Posted by Jon Wiener July 18, 2010
Inception

Since the late 1800′s, the world has been fascinated by movies, films, moving pictures.  Each time a film is made, the rest of the world is challenged to make one even better.  We live in a world where we seem to be running out of original ideas, so we just see more spectacular versions of [...]

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Matt Walsh Will Get You High

Posted by Jon Wiener July 16, 2010
matt walsh

As a weathered audience member at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both NYC and LA, I am quite familiar with the brilliance of Matt Walsh (9th place runner-up in Louis CK look-alike contest).  The UCB sketch show that graced the small screen (Comedy Central) many years ago set a standard for bizarre comedy that [...]

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PT Anderson fucks with Scientology with ‘The Master’

Posted by Jon Wiener July 15, 2010
Paul Thomas Anderson + Scientology

Scientology is about to get super pissed at director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood), who is far into the planning stages of The Master, a Scientology-ish story of a man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who creates an suspicious organization and quickly gains followers.  Others rumored to be involved [...]

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The Official ‘Social Network’ Trailer…only because I feel obligated

Posted by Jon Wiener July 15, 2010
the social network

Due to previous posts regarding this film, I don’t feel the necessity to say very much about this: the first official trailer (no more teasers) for David Finsher’s The Social Network, the true story about Mark Zuckerberg and his rise to power via facebook. The trailer features a choral rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep”, which is [...]

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Get Galifianakified!

Posted by Jon Wiener July 14, 2010
Zach Galifianakis

The past couple of years have been huge for Zach Galifianakis.  He co-starred in The Hangover and HBO’s Bored to Death.  He has a wildly popular web talk show called Between Two Ferns.  Dinner for Schmucks is about to be released.  And who could forget G-Force? Galifianakis stars in two more features this year, and [...]

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David O. Russell Drops out of ‘Nailed’

Posted by Jon Wiener July 14, 2010
David O. Russell

There aren’t many non-Die Hard movies that I am willing to call genius, but David O. Russell certainly gives John McClane a run for his money.  After writing and directing Spanking the Monkey, Flirting With Disaster, Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees, you would think that Russell would be wading in the top echelon of [...]

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Rumor or Truemor? Jonathan Nolan to direct ‘Superman’ reboot

Posted by Jon Wiener July 13, 2010
Jonathan Nolan

I know you’ve heard this tune before.  It wasn’t even a week ago when I announced the rumor of Chris Columbus possibly directing the Superman reboot.  The latest name thrown into the Warner Bros. hat is Jonathan Nolan, brother of Christoper Nolan.  The two are no strangers to dark comic adaptations.  The two co-wrote The [...]

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‘Moneyball’ Seems Like it Could be Awesome

Posted by Jon Wiener July 12, 2010
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Over the course of my 27 years on this planet, my interest in baseball has gone from a strong “Very Interested”, where I collected baseball cards and played little league to a weak “Remember Rookie of the Year?  That movie was the best baseball movie ever!”  After doing some light internet reading, I came across [...]

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‘Wicked’ Adaptation Needs a Director. Will J.J. Abrams Step Up?

Posted by Jon Wiener July 12, 2010
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The team behind the hit musical Wicked are itching to make a screen adaptation of the book that later became a Tony Award winning sensation.  And, let’s be honest, J.J. Abrams needs more of our money.  Abrams has been approached by the play’s power team (Marc Platt, Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz) to possibly direct [...]

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Rumor or Truemor? Joaquin Phoenix to play The Incredible Hulk.

Posted by Jon Wiener July 12, 2010
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The last time I saw Joaquin Phoenix, he appeared on Letterman with a gigantic beard and was going on and on about quitting movies and starting a rapping career.  This snowballed into YouTube videos of amateur hip-hop shows featuring J. Phoen with none other than Casey Affleck behind the camera.  Supposedly, the two have been [...]

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