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I feel compelled to tell you a few things:

We have a new official reboot-from-the-beginning Spider-Man, and apparently he is an incredibly talented English actor who is... 27 years old. Behold: First Pictures of Andrew Garfield at the Spider-Man Press Announcement; How Old Will Andrew Garfield Be When the Next Spider-Man 3 Comes Out? Meanwhile, swsa found this picture of Andrew Garfield with Robert Pattinson and--who is that? When in doubt, Tom Sturridge? Let me tell you, people, I think RPattz has finally been out-haired. And he looks like he knows it, too, in a smug "Yeah, you have fun being The Guy With The Hair now, hope you enjoy having it pulled out by the fistful" way. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS ON THAT KID'S HEAD. Animal, mineral, vegetable? Whatever it is, it is full of secrets.

 "If any movie ever warranted a class-action lawsuit against the filmmakers, it’s The Last Airbender"M. Night Shyamalan Finally Made A Comedy. "And then there's Shaun Toub, who stands out for the opposite reason: He's an honest-to-shit actual actor, and he looks as out of place as a zebra that's wandered into an alpaca farm. You can actually watch the realization dawn over Toub's face that nobody else is doing any acting in this film, but he soldiers on, dedicated to his craft in spite of everything. Toub, who's playing the uncle of Dev Patel's tormented Prince Zuko, is the real tragic hero of this movie, as you watch him struggle to cling to his dignity as everyone around him drowns in narrative sewage." I've also heard from a few people who have seen the movie, and they have told me that the movie is not as bad as you're hearing. It is worse.

First/international trailer for Let Me In. I still haven't seen Let the Right One In because I heard the initial Region 1 DVD release had really, really sloppy subtitles, and I wanted to wait until they corrected that. But now I don't know if they have, or if so, which DVD it is. But I really, really wanted to see it, and I'm still so pissed I couldn't make it to an early film festival showing here (here! In Birmingham!) back in the day.

Captain Jack Sparrow spotted on the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides set.

Meryl Streep To Play Margaret Thatcher. I saw another version of this story with a headline to the effect of, "Meryl Streep Nominates Self for Another Oscar."

Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo Cabret' Has a Huge Cast: "According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths have all joined Cabret. The cast already includes Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz and Helen McCrory."

Alice Eve in Talks to Play the X-Men's Emma Frost.

HBO's 'No One Dies in Lily Dale' to Feature Ghosts, Fabulous Caftans.  

More importantly, EDWARD CULLEN CAT--

--HAS A HOME. THIS IS THE DANCE WE DANCE WHEN WE DANCE FOR RESCUED CATS. He hasn't been to it yet, but snowcoma has been visiting him at the pet store and is finalizing the adoption process. A process I find a bit amazing, by the way, given that you could have gotten in and out of the store in ten minutes or less if you bought a cat off the shelf (uh. As it were). She says that Edward Cat is incredibly sweet, and that her mother is really looking forward to having him. And that she will take PICTURES for us. I cannot wait for happycat pictures, let me tell you.

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I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS ON THAT KID'S HEAD. Animal, mineral, vegetable? Whatever it is, it is full of secrets.

IDK, it looks kind of like a 1958 Eldorado.

Between the hair and the grin, I imagine him speaking in the manner of Isaiah Mustafa.

"Hello, ladies. How are you? Fantastic."

I really wish that I could help Rotten Tomatoes tank the rating for Airbender. The 6% it currently has does not reflect the agony. Or the badness. Or the repetitive, unnecessary dialogue.

At one point during the movie I stuck my fingers in my ears because I literally could not listen to another word of the terrible, terrible dialogue

Edward Cullen!cat is ADORABLE! *sends sparkly TUNA*

For the "Let the right one in" film, just look for "English (Thetrical)" on the back of the box listed under subtitles. Those are the good subs. I watched that movie on Netflix instant watch and I didnt see any problem with the subs. If you have netflix, i highly recommend watching it immediately.

Thank you! I've been wanting to watch it, but hadn't heard that they had officially come out with it on DVD! I'll take a look for it on Netflix.

YES! THE DANCE FOR RESCUED CATS! No more need for chagrin, Edward Cullen Cat!

Yay, snocoma! I love happy endings for emo-thparklepire kittehs!

Andrew Garfield was in "Doctor Who" (the season three Dalek two-parter) and "Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" in case you're wondering where you've seen him. I'm still ind of sad they didn't go with a black Spidey after all. :/

Actual like from TLA (my hand to God, I am not making this up:) "We need to show them that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in their beliefs!" Says it all, really.

"We need to show them that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in their beliefs!"

Let me tell you, people, I think RPattz has finally been out-haired. -- I thought Matt "Eleventh Doctor" Smith could give RPattz a run for his money in the Follicle Sweepstakes (though Matt's coiffure tends to be neater), but that guy has taken it to a whole 'nother level. DAYUM.

Do you think M. Night managed to screw up that badly, or is this some kind of karmic balancing act to make up for the release of what appears to be a good Twilight movie?

Yay for emosparklekitteh finding a home!

Edited at 2010-07-02 05:02 pm (UTC)

I think MNS has been on a steady decline of Not Getting It for a long while now. I know some people like Lady in the Water, but that movie is lathered in nonsensical self-indulgence, IMO--the rules of the fairy tale seem to change on a dime, and then there's the character he himself plays, and the Let's Kill the Movie Critic bit--and The Happening takes it one step further into complete WTF.

I don't know what happened after Signs, but it was like, until that point, he was making movies that people felt strongly about either way, but at least held up on a certain level. The Village was where it started to fall apart, and it just snowballed downward from there. I seriously do not understand how each movie gets consistently worse. This is a guy who was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay, whether he stole the story from "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" or not. Suddenly he stops being able to write dialogue on a line-by-line level? ("How's it going, tree?") I don't even know.

Y'know what really pisses me the fuck off about Airbender?

NO GODDAMN KYOSHI WARRIORS, THE FUCK IS THAT. They were showing a deleted scene of them on TV last night, and it looked really awesome, AND THEY WERE ASIAN. ASIAN.

Well, I mean, that was their problem right there. Racial diversity? In M. Night's Airbender?

Meryl Streep Nominates Self for Another Oscar."



It's a geyser of hair. Like that thing erupts from his head every 30 minutes. You can set your watch by it.

This Airbender thing is the most glorious/awful trainwreck I've seen in a while. (And you just know Jackson Rathbone is laughing his ass off while all the other cast members are like D: because he's, you know, got something to fall back on this weekend.) At first I kind of wanted to see it, and then I realized I couldn't justify paying for it because of all the racefail, so I was just gonna download or something, and now I have to because I can't not look at it. Good lord.

I will controversially say YAY to those On Stranger Tides pics, because I have realistic expectations for this movie and Johnny's clearly having fun, so eff it.

That second pic is still killing me. SAD PUPPY-KITTY EYES! :(

Yeah, Jackson Rathbone wins either way. Eclipse is even a Jasper-heavy movie in particular. And he's pretty good in it, which just proves that he can act, so clearly, whatever's going on with Airbender is not his fault, SHYAMALAN.

I honestly want to see Airbender at this point. Like, it's so bad, I've got to. But I don't want to give it money! But I don't want to steal it either! I guess excuse it on the grounds that a critic/parodist takes the bullet for others.

andrew was beyond great in boy-a (def recommend watching it). i don't like spiderman, but i'll consider watching it now.

A friend of mine watched it and told me it was awful, I said, "Sounds like the time we watched Eragon" he says, "I think it's worse than Eragon" so naturally I don't believe him because nothing is worse than Eragon.

I've seen Eragon (and yeah, it was atrocious), and I am fully willing to believe this is worse. Eragon at least had Jeremy Irons and correctly-cast characters. I mean, I guess it did? I didn't hear any complaints about that.

To be fair, I think Mr. Garfield has 70's porn hair in that picture because he was in a BBC trilogy called Red Riding which is set in the 70's, in which he has that fantastic do, not because that is a cool acceptable hairstyle. (Rather than RPattz, who must nobly use his for the purposes of Sparkle-Protection)

Edited at 2010-07-02 05:24 pm (UTC)

Meryl Streep is going to get herself nominated until she finally wins another Oscar. I think seeing her play Margaret Thatcher will be quite entertaining. (Liberal Hollywood goes conservative? Oh my.)

And YAY for Edward Cat!


As I was going to say (before I hit post comment too soon)

I'm just - still stuck on that hair. Oh my GOSH. (And I am the very model of a modern Major-General, huh? That was funny.)