Casual Browsing: 8/29

notthere1ONTD passes on a Italian one-sheet for the can’t-get-away-from Bob Dylan biopic on everybody’s lips, I’m Not There. More importantly, 28 images from the pic in which half of Hollywood gets a crack at the balladeer. Via Awards Daily.

— Also from AD – the theatrical one-sheet to go along with the trailer for Lars and the Real Girl. Blow-ups are on the brink of obsolescence, as Ryan Gosling elevates his plastic girl to going-steady status.

Scriptland on a rewrite attempt of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 cult-scorcher Bad Lieutenant. Edward R. Pressman, producer of the original drugged-out death-wished cop story which starred Harvey Keitel, has brought a new scriptman in to give a post-9/11 N.Y. wrench-tightening for a possible remake, though neither Ferrara or Keitel have been attached as of yet. Also, in the thinking-out stages: more Wall Street.

— In the aftermath of Owen Wilson’s suicide attempt this past weekend, The Reeler directs you to well wishers and speculators on the future of his upcoming projects. Darjeeling immediately comes to mind, and the marketing machine for the film must slog on regardless. A handful of behind the scenes clips have been distributed to film sites in the past week or so – here are two from Moviefone. Also on the Wilson horizon: Drillbit Taylor – Trailer.

H.(illary)S.(wank) I love You. Her Ten Greatest Performances, ranked by The Film Experience.

— Slashfilm’s first look at Michael Moore’s upcoming film Captain Mike Across America. Fahrenheit 9/11 didn’t quite keep W out of office, but now we can rehash Michael’s exploits across the nation during the ’04 presidential campaign in a doc that’s more Moore than ever (before). Self-portraiture? Tops the most vain of vanity projects?

Related: Paul Giamatti channeled old softy Karl Rove for villainy points (MTV Movies) in the cartoonish, appropriately titled Shoot ‘Em Up with Clive Owen. Trailer.

— [Big] Lebowski Fest finally makes it across the pond. The Guardian.

Willis, Affleck, Connery, Gervais, et. al. Actors Who Have Spent Their Entire Careers Playing the Same Character. FilmWad.

Susan Sarandon on the Wachowski Brother’s handling of the live-action Speed Racer film. First Bullet Time, now this: “They’re doing something where they’re layering film so that the front and the back are in focus like a cartoon and they’re also doing two dimensional and three dimensional stuff and mixing and everything is very, very saturated with some new kind of film.” Variety.

Jeremy Piven casted as lead for the Adam McKay & Will Farrell produced The Goods: The Don Ready Story – a used-car comedy. Hollywood Reporter.

Hollywood Elsewhere teases the steadily growing number of Michael Cera crushed fanclubbers – with a one-page peek at the script for his new project, Youth in Revolt.


Peripheral reading, in relation to the previous topic: That is certainly on the table and not dead yet; I just don’t know when the right time will be.” – Jason Bateman knows of the mandate that not more than a handful of weeks can go by without an Arrested Development castmember reviving lost hopes of a continuation of the series on big or small screens. Reelz Channel.

— And then there was one faux-SNL. Tina Fey on the growing popularity of 30 Rock (what took so long?) and the prospects of season 2. IGN (via Vulture). Season one DVD release date – Sept. 4th. Season 2 premiere – Oct. 4th.

Why is this on the air? A.V. Club’s early preview of the upcoming broadcast lineups for fall.


A clip from the Spanish site for Gus Van Sant’s young-skater-in-trouble tragedy, Paranoid Park. Mad About Movies. What’s the story with the RPMs on the Elliott Smith track?

— Three new clips from David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, with Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. Movie City Indie.

— Musical Guests: Leslie Fiest n’ handclapping friends fill the bleachers. 1234. Letterman. Goldenfiddle.

— Vintage PSA-ing. “Hello, I’m John Waters, and I’m supposed to announce that there is no smoking in this theater, which I think is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard of in my life.” Nerve.

Posted by Ted Zee on August 29th 2007 | Home Page | 3 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. GNN - Gossip n News (Moni) Says:

    Thank you for the clips to Eastern promises! I cannot wait for that movie to come out!!

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