Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bob Hoskins

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Very sad news today

Oscar-nominated British actor Bob Hoskins, known in part for roles in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Mermaids," died Tuesday at age 71. His passing comes nearly two years after he retired from acting following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Hoskins first gained fame in the 1978 British TV miniseries "Pennies from Heaven," according to IMDb.com. His other notable films include 1986's "Mona Lisa," which brought him an Academy Award best actor nomination, as well as "The Long Good Friday," "Hook" and "Mrs. Henderson Presents." 

He was perhaps best known for 1988's live-action and animation hybrid "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." In the comedy, he played toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant, who takes takes up the task of proving the innocence of the cartoon title character, accused of murder.

He was always fun to watch in everything that he did and will definitely be missed by many.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Star Wars Cast Announced

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Well, after months of speculation, the truth is finally out there

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Well, they got most of the original main cast, plus Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow.

Gollum and Ming the Merciless seem like they should fit right in.

Exciting!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Chiller

What do you get when you train the animated cast of Frozen to perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller"?

Oh...you get this.



Very enjoyable.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Belles

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It looks like Jodie Foster has finally tied the knot

Jodie Foster is a married woman! The Oscar-winner and photographer Alexandra Hedison made their relationship official this past weekend, after dating for nearly a year.

Alexandra is a photographer and actress who appeared on Showtime’s The L Word. Alexandra publicly dated Ellen DeGeneres, before breaking up in 2004.

Jodie, 51, ended her longtime relationship with Cydney Bernard back in 2008, after 20 years together. 

My invitation was likely lost in the mail along with the winning lotto numbers.

I really should get a P.O. Box.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day

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The Earth is so hard to shop for…

I think I'll just buy it a gift card and call it a day.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bosom Buddies

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen spent a lot of time together over the past year, between filming X-Man: Days of Future Past and doing two plays in New York. Here is a very entertaining interview the two of them did together for a BuzzFeed Brews event in February…



They really do seem to enjoy each other's company, which is nice to see.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Normal Heart - Full trailer

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This movie looks like it's going to be really good…and very sad.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Over My Hammy

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So I hear this occurred last night behind all the clouds while it was SNOWING here again in Chicago.

If the Blood Moon had caused the snow to turn red…that would have been amazing.

But, it didn't.

::SIGH::

Monday, April 14, 2014

Buh bye

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I love the concept of the upcoming HBO show, The Leftovers. It focuses on what might happen if a Rapture-like event occurred and several million people suddenly, and without explanation, disappeared from the planet. Here is the trailer...



What I like most about the plot is that it's not known what really happened. So religious people assume it was the Rapture and many of the most devout are left wondering why they didn't get taken. The rest of the world has to figure out how to carry on (or whether they even want to) without their missing loved ones, not knowing whether they are still alive somewhere or gone for good.

This should be very interesting...can't wait!

The Leftovers premieres on HBO June 15th.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Scary Potter

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Until I saw this, I always wondered why Emma Watson and Sophia Vergara weren't seen hanging out together.

It all makes sense now...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Oprah. Uma. Uma. Oprah.

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Well, looks who's replacing David Letterman next year…

A week after David Letterman announced his retirement, CBS has named his successor. Stephen Colbert has inked a five-year deal to take over Late Show, a move that is effective as soon as Letterman officially steps aside from the late-night show he has headlined since its launch on CBS in 1993. 

Colbert is host of Comedy Central’s faux-news show The Colbert Report, which airs at the same time as Late Show, 11:30 PM. Colbert had been on the radar of top CBS brass for awhile and was said to be a top choice of CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves.

I think that Stephen Colbert is probably the best choice they could have made. He's got a similar sense of humor and snark.

I'm still gonna miss Dave.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Veepers!

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Very cool new cover of Rolling Stone featuring the Veep's Julia Louis Dreyfus.

That tattoo of the Constitution on her back had to hurt.

What's up with the two dents above her crack? You'd think they would Photoshop those out or, at the very least, BeDazzle them…weird.

Also, if you haven't watched Veep on HBO…you should.

She's a riot.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The kids

I am convinced that these Ukranian daredevils, who go by the name Mustang-Wanted, are really crazy.

And by crazy, I mean...they're out of their frickin' minds!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mickey Rooney

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Another Hollywood legend has passed away

Mickey Rooney, whose roller-coaster, nine-decade career in show business included vaudeville, silent films, movies, television and Broadway, died Sunday. He was 93. 

Rooney's career spanned almost the entire history of motion pictures. He made his first film, the silent "Not to Be Trusted," in 1926 and followed it up with several shorts based on the "Mickey McGuire" comic strip. He was still making movies nine decades later, including "Night at the Museum" (2006) and "The Muppets" (2011).

Rooney had just completed his last movie role in the next installment of "Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller.

He lived an amazing life and had a very long career that he loved. You can't ask for more than that in life.

He will be missed.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Avengers: Censored



That certainly changes the dynamic of the film…

And I thought that movie couldn't get any better.

And, if you haven't already seen it…this Avengers: Honest Trailer is hilarious.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lucy trailer

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The trailer for the upcoming Scarlett Johansson movie, Lucy, was finally released and it looks like it could be pretty awesome…



Oh…I'm in.

The movie opens August 8th.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Defying Gravity

Sandra Bullock's blockbuster would have ended a LOT sooner if Superman had stopped by (make sure you watch to the very end).



Hilarious.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Web-off



Not sure why Spider-Man meeting a baby version of himself would compel consumers to go buy Evian (since neither of them drink it), but it's still kind of entertaining anyway.