Linkspam, including what will have to be a hugely controversial remake/casting decision:
Local news: Deputies subdue naked man who was claiming to be Jesus and George Bush.
Copycat Times Building Climber Just a Random Crazy.
Orphaned Baby Polar Bear "Talks" To His Zookeeper.
Commencement speaker J.K. Rowling not good enough for group of Harvard seniors. " 'I think we could have done better,' shrugged computer science major Kevin Bombino. He says Rowling lacks the gravitas a Harvard commencement speaker should have. 'You know, we're Harvard. We're like the most prominent national institution. And I think we should be entitled to … we should be able to get anyone. And in my opinion, we're settling here.' " The last paragraph is made of win, however.
I can't decide if the Burger King sniper ad is better or worse than the red light district ad.
Speaking of which: The Ultimate Star Wars Fan Directory? It's A Trap! I'm just saying, once you've seen the accompanying illustration, you will never, ever be able to unsee it. Possibly not work safe, either.
Entertainment Weekly: 'Buffy' academic conferences. Discuss.
Clint Eastwood Tells Off Spike Lee On Race; MTV EXCLUSIVE: Spike Lee Says ‘I’ll Take The Obama High Road’ In Clint Eastwood Argument; MSNBC Reporter Calls Spike Lee "Uppity." Oh... oh. Well. That turned ugly quick.
Images: 'Angels & Demons' Set Photos Online; 'House Bunny' Poster Explains How to Party; Exclusive [2nd] Poster: ‘Disaster Movie’ Because... The Simpsons was a disaster movie?
Clips and trailers: 'Watchmen' Video Journal #3 -- Man on Fire; Two New Videos From 'The Dark Knight' (behind the scenes); The 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' Teaser.
trailer_spot: WALL•E, X-Files 2, Foot Fist Way, Hotel for Dogs, Dark Knight, Choke.
Watch 'The Dark Knight's' Harvey Dent Flip His Coin [Morning Spoilers].
Keira Knightley is 'My Fair Lady': "The new film will use the original songs of the much-loved Broadway show, and will not alter its 1912 setting, but Kenworthy and Mackintosh intend where possible to shoot the film on location in the original London settings of Covent Garden, Drury Lane, Tottenham Court Road, Wimpole Street, and Ascot racecourse. The filmmaking team will also look to adapt Alan Jay Lerner's book more fully for the screen by drawing additional material from Pygmalion--George Bernard Shaw's play that served as the source material for the musical -- in order to dramatize as believably as possible for present-day audiences the emotional highs and lows of Eliza Doolittle as she undergoes the ultimate makeover, transforming under the tutelage of Professor Henry Higgins from a Cockney flower girl to a lady."
Okay, BEFORE THE HOWLS OF OUTRAGE START, I have to say: if it is absolutely necessary that we remake this movie, I think Keira Knightley could actually handle it. Besides, everything goes through the Portman-Knightley- Johansson Triangle these days before anyone else is even considered, and of those three actresses, for this role? I think you want Knightley. Also, we know she can rock an iconic gown well enough.
Sexy Pink Transformer Obviously A Girl's Toy [Transformers 2]. "Perhaps now that there is a lady Transformer, the Autobots can make out on top of Shia LaBeouf?"
Sam Raimi Willing to Return for 'Spider-Man 4' and Beyond.
Diane Kruger Makes 'Run for Her Life.'
Master Of Male Danger Will Write 'Dune' Movie.
MPAA Nixes Kevin Smith's 'Porno' Teaser.
Very Positive 'Incredible Hulk' Reviews Start Pouring In. ...Huh.
Review: 'You Don't Mess With the Zohan,' which is "astonishingly, impressively, depressingly bad."
The Movie that "The Island" Ripped Off and Dumbed Down. Maybe this is just my MST3K love talking, but... the original was pretty dumb itself, wasn't it? Maybe they're just referring to the way that Parts' ending did not, in fact, pull any punches? Even so: the first hour of the MST3K version is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life.
Enjoy These Complimentary Anal Beads, Courtesy Of Fox Searchlight's 'Choke.'