December 26, 2005
Actor Vincent Schiavelli died of lung cancer today at the age of 57. You probably never heard his name, but if you've seen Ghost or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest then you'd probably recognize his face. He's been in over a hundred films as that weird looking guy playing the minor role and he'll definitely be missed.
I don't care what people say, Brandon Routh just doesn't look the part of Superman. His chest is too small, his outfit is too goofy, and his overall physique just isn't what it's supposed to be. I'm not saying they should've put in the biggest grossest body builder they could find, but how about somebody with a little more mass? Although I must admit that this picture looks pretty damn sweet. Like a chocolate frosted donut dipped in liquid sugar and sprayed with whip cream.
Terrence Malick's "The New World" is coming out Sunday but apparently the poor guy is still editing it.
Newer version is said to include 15-20 minutes of tweaks and trims, but has no major chunks cut out. New Line will release the longer version this weekend, will show it at awards screenings and has sent out DVD screeners of it to such voting groups as members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. New Line execs will see a shorter version soon and decide then which version will go out when the film expands late next month -- around the announcement of Academy Award nominations on Jan. 31. "It's all part of the process of working with Terrence Malick," Mittweg added. "He simply wants 'The New World' to be the best possible film that it can be."
I understand that you want to get the best possible film, but if you're still editing less than a week before your film is supposed to be shown, maybe you've got a problem. But I guess if your original cut was putting audiences to sleep, maybe trimming it down isn't such a bad idea. Although I don't understand how a film featuring Colin Farrell performing pedophelia could possibly be boring.
A small 'World' after all [Variety]
You know how to tell you're a huge success? When you start putting yourself into your own movie trailers, looking like a crazy version of Saddam Hussein, and nobody at the studios gives you any grief about it. If you do a frame by frame about 1:45 into the trailer for Apocalypto, you'll see that there's a single frame of Mel Gibson standing around with a cigar in his mouth looking like a jolly old goofball. Hate him or love him, you have to admit that's pretty damn cool. And you also have to admit that I'm stronger than you. Because I am. I work out.
The teaser trailer for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto has been released. It doesn't tell much more than the short TV spot did, but at least it's better quality and is a little longer. I honestly have no idea how this movie is going to turn out. Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ were great, so I'm assuming this will at least be okay, but these little promo clips just aren't getting me excited. Honestly, the best thing about this entire trailer is the way they do the titles at the end. That, and the naked pregnant lady standing alone in a cave. Why? Because naked pregnant ladies standing alone in caves is awesome. And by 'awesome' I mean 'totally hot'.
Apocalypto teaser trailer [Apple]
SoundtrackNet has a sneak preview of John Williams' score for Munich. I don't understand why anybody would be interested in something like this, but to each his own. I gave it a short listen, but there's really nothing 10 seconds of audio can do to change my mind about a movie. Unless, of course, it happens to be 10 seconds of a woman simulating an orgasm. In that case, the watchability of the movie would shoot up by at least 80%.
Munich - First Listen [SoundtrackNet]