Hillary Clinton will be making another run for the White House in 2016, and already Lionsgate is in negotiations to turn the popular 2012 Black List script for ‘Rodham’ into the first Hillary Clinton biopic. Rodham follows a young Hillary Clinton in her days as a lawyer on the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach President Nixon. The script, written by Young Il Kim has already attracted director James Ponsoldt and has gotten the attention of a whole slew of actresses who would love to play Hillary, including Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon and Carey Mulligan.
Oldboy, Spike Lee’s remake of the ultraviolent Korean film of the same name is in theatres now. The original is a cult classic, an excellent example of Korean cinema. But how does this stand up? Is it a worthy remake, or should get hypnotised to forget it?
Delivery Man is in theatres now, and leading man Vince Vaughn isn’t his usual surly self in this flick. After being typecast into pretty much the same kind of character for a good while, it’s refreshing to see him break free and try new things. But how does it do? Is it a good flick, or should have ended up in a tissue in the bathroom trash can?
In 1971, Hayao Miyazaki started preproduction on an animated full length Pippi Longstocking film, but sadly, he was was never able to secure permission from Astrid Lindgren. Oh, this would have been so fucking perfect.
Actor Paul Walker, best known for being one of the stars of the Fast and Furious franchise died yesterday in a pretty fast and furious car crash at a charity event in Santa Clarita, California yesterday. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, where he was attending a charity event for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Earlier this year, Paramount gave Warner Bros the rights to the Friday the 13th series in exchange for South Park, so WB is going to reboot the series again in 2015, the next year that there’s an actual Friday the 13th on the calendar. The new 13th movie will be from a found footage type angle, but that’s all anyone knows right now. We won’t know anything else until some time next year.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire released Nov. 22, the much-anticipated sequel to 2012’s The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence and Co. return to play Katniss Everdeen and Co., and are learning the hard way that surviving the 74th Hunger Games was the easy part. Catching Fire is faced with a triple threat: being a good sequel, being a good adaptation, and making a decent showing of itself as a late-year blockbuster candidate. So will Catching Fire be the sequel on fire, or is it trying to save its skin, nothing more?
One of the most quotable moments from the highly quotable 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ is when Wonka introduces the children to one of his new inventions— lickable wallpaper. As the kids lick the wall, Wonka exclaims “the snozzberries taste like snozzberries!” What are snozzberries? You probably thought it was just some total nonsense term from an author, Roald Dahl, known for lots of nonsense words. But in Dahl’s world, the word “snozzberry” does apparently have a meaning. In Dahl’s 1979 adult novel ‘My Uncle Oswald’, “snozzberry” is slang for penis. Yes, those kids were licking dick flavored wallpaper. Not surprising for a story whose main character is a lonely psychopath living in his own fantasy world who casually murders children for kicks.