Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In This Post: Wearing A Helmet While Horseback Riding Is A Really, Really Smart Thing To Do Even If You Aren't Hugh Jackman

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0614694/

Hugh Jackman dodged death during a horse-riding stunt on the set of new movie Australia, thanks to the stuffy rules set by the film's safety officer.
Jackman was left red-faced when the officer, on-set on the insistence of the film's insurers, forced him to wear a helmet and padding for a training exercise with a bucking horse.
But the precaution saved him from a certain death, when the horse violently threw him on the ground.
He explains, "Six months into training they brought in a rearing horse.
"The safety officer happened to be onset. He's always a chump. He's the guy nobody wants around. He came over with a motorcycle helmet and a padded jacket. He was like, 'Please wear it, please. For insurance.' All the horsemen were sniggering, saying, 'Wuss'.

There's a reason you're supposed to wear a helmet when you ride a horse, dumbasses. It's so if the horse bucks you off, your brains don't get splashed on the ground. Especially if you're riding an unfamiliar horse. I'll admit I'm guilty of not wearing a helmet when out riding when I used to have a horse, but that doesn't mean it's not a really good idea. Good for that safety guy, because he was doing the right thing and didn't back down. And what happened? Jackman got bucked off the unfamiliar horse and he was wearing a helmet. And we can't be losing the newest Sexiest Man Alive to something so stupid now, can we?

Screen Actors Guild to seek strike

http://www.usatoday.com/life/2008-11-22-strike_N.htm?csp=34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed despite the help of a federal mediator.

Yeah, this will end well. But really, SAG (haha), if you don't want to destroy the country's spirits completely, you'll sit down, shut the hell up and take the money they're offering you, because I doubt you're going to get what you want. And actors need even more money because...?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight is a hit dammit arrrrgh

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/11/twilight-early.html?xid=rss-hollywoodinsider-'Twilight':%20Early%20box%20office%20is%20bloody%20good!

Twilight is off and running on a record pace at the box office. The film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's vampire-romance saga scored $7 million from shows at midnight on Thursday, and it's on pace to bank as much as $30 mil on Friday, Variety reports.

Dammit. Now we're going to have to keep on putting up with fangirl shit until they make all 4 movies. I am slowly slipping closer to losing all faith in humanity.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pattinson Voted Hottest Male Movie Vampire

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0610779/

British heartthrob Robert Pattinson has been named the hottest male movie vampire of all time, trumping big screen bloodsuckers Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Tom Cruise.


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Did anyone other than Twilight fans vote in this poll? I'm just curious.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Emma Thompson Graphically Mauled by Stuffed Animal on Letterman

http://defamer.com/5092286/emma-thompson-graphically-mauled-by-stuffed-animal-on-letterman

However, Thompson immediately bucked our expectations by marching onto the set while brawling with a stuffed fox who would not let go until it got a firm disavowal of Love Actually.


There's a clip of the carnage. That's certainly not something you see every day, so kudos to Emma. However, I'm still mad at her for blowing off the 6th Harry Potter movie to make a sequel to Nanny McFee. WTF....

Monday, November 17, 2008

James Bond blows away weekend box office

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27754093/

LOS ANGELES - James Bond's quantum of the weekend box office: $70.4 million.
"Quantum of Solace," with Daniel Craig returning as Bond for the first direct sequel in the spy franchise, pulled in nearly $30 million more over opening weekend than its predecessor, 2006's "Casino Royale," according to studio estimates Sunday.


I saw this movie yesterday. It was pretty good, but I keep thinking it could have been better if Martin Campbell had come back. You know, the guy who directed Casino Royale?? Yeah. Also, the Bond theme should have been used throughout the movie more instead of just during the credits, and the gunbarrel sequence should have been at the beginning, not the end...sigh. Get it right, people! Or the purists will just keep complaining!

Oh, and "Another Way to Die", the theme song, isn't quite terrible...the lyrics were mediocre and most of the music was okay, but some of the music was kind of cool. I think the song needed a few more rewrites, or maybe a different musician to write it. I mean, Jack White? Lame.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fans of Actor Overwhelm Police at San Francisco Mall

http://cbs5.com/entertainment/robert.pattinson.crowd.2.860723.html

The actual cancellation of the event turned out to be a lie, as the article states, but they should have canceled it for real. Seriously. They should cancel the whole tour if people are going to behave like that. Come on.

Intervention Movie!

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Yay, our newest video! This video was a lot of fun, particularly selecting the music for it. I was more involved in editing the video rather than filming it, as you can see. I especially liked the subject because I LOVE KITTIES!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Batman Sues Christopher Nolan Over Success of The Dark Knight

http://io9.com/5079815/batman-sues-christopher-nolan-over-success-of-the-dark-knight

Haha, fooled you. I can't wait until this gets laughed out of court, considering that Village Batman has had since 1939 to sue over the use of the name. And they're quoted saying they're only doing it because they're broke. Lame.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sarah Brightman Flashes Her Holographic Eyes, Belts Out New Repo! Song

http://io9.com/5076678/sarah-brightman-flashes-her-holographic-eyes-belts-out-new-repo-song

In this clip, Sarah Brightman and whatshername sing a song from Repo! The Genetic Opera, which opened today in limited release. I think the movie looks pretty interesting based on this clip...I mean, it might be a bit cheesy, but aren't all musicals? Plus, Paris Hilton is in the movie, and I read that her face falls off due to too much plastic surgery or something. Perfect, I'll totally watch it.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Letterman on the Election

http://www.groupnewsblog.net/2008/11/letterman-on-election.html

As Evan and I have remarked before, you do not trifle with David Letterman.

"I would like to say one thing to Senator John McCain: Listen, Senator, you don't show up for me, America doesn't show up for you."

And then at the end of the evening, the electoral vote count was 349 for Obama, 148 for McCain, or as Fox News says, 'Too close to call.'"

I wish I could have seen this. I love Letterman, but I don't often get a chance to watch the show. I definitely watched the election results, though. I haven't really been following the presidential campaign that closely, but I was surprised Obama got as many electoral votes as he did. I mean, I was expecting him to win, but not by that large of a margin. If I'd seen the whole McCain-leaving-Letterman-for-DC-and-then-going-to-Couric-interview flap when it happened, I might not have been so surprised.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Author Michael Crichton dies at 66

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27557143/

U.S. best-selling author Michael Crichton, who wrote such novels as "The Andromeda Strain" and "Jurassic Park," and created the popular TV drama "ER," has died at 66, his family said Wednesday.

Crichton, a medical doctor turned novelist whose books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, died "unexpectedly" Tuesday in Los Angeles after a private battle with cancer, his family said.

Wow, that was totally unexpected. I think I still have my old copy of Jurassic Park around here somewhere. I remember reading The Lost World after I saw the movie and was completely amazed and disappointed by how much they changed the book for the movie (not the first time I've had that realization...). And of course the Jurassic Park movie was awesome.

First Person Video (Starring Me!)

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Yay, the first video I've done starring me. I would have done this a lot earlier, but I have had a lot of trouble finding time to work on things in the studio since I'm usually busy during studio hours and I can't afford to buy a MacBook. Woe is me.

Oh, and in case anyone thinks the clip of the car driving in snow is a bit random, well, it snowed a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to capture the moment. Capture the moment!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Heidi Klum Upsets Hindus With Goddess Kali Costume



http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0596757/





Heidi Klum has upset America's leading Hindus by dressing up as Goddess Kali for a Halloween party at the weekend.
What may have seemed like a little fun for the German supermodel has deeply upset Hindu scholars, who feel Klum should make a public apology for posing as a sacred figure.






I'm not surprised that there's an uproar, but uh, really guys, I don't think she was trying to disrespect Hinduism or anything. But she should probably make an apology anyway.

(I wish I had money so I could dress up in a really awesome costume like that)