Meanwhile: linkspam! Also: cupcakes.
Trailers and clips
Watch the First Teaser Clip for Marvel's 'Avengers' Franchise Short Film 'One-Shot.'
A complete inventory of cliches from the new 'Killer Elite' trailer. You had me at "Clive Owen’s villainous moustache." Maybe.
The new trailer for 'Moneyball' changes the game, for good and bad.
See Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess in two exclusive clips from the romantic 'One Day'; A mousy Anne Hathaway meets cute, sorta, with a drunken Jim Sturgess in One Day.
'In Time' trailer: Featuring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and a cast of immortal hotties.
Watch Emile Hirsch fight invisible aliens in the trailer for 'The Darkest Hour.'
TIFF 2011 Preview: First Look Pics, Poster and Teaser Trailer for Post-Apocalyptic Thriller 'The Day,' which "includes the likes of Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, and Shannyn Sossamon."
Odd First Trailers for Coppola's 'Twixt' and Solondz's 'Dark Horse.'
'Toy Masters' Trailer Chronicles the Shakespearean Rise and Fall of He-Man.
Watch: Harrison Ford Literally Rips Papa Smurf in Two Following Box Office Battle.
Matt Damon stands up for teachers, slams reporter, all while bald.
Nosh - 404: Page Not Found, aka “The Best 404 Page Ever.” FOR REALLY REAL.
We Bought a Zoo Images Debut.
New poster for Apollo 18: In spacesuit, no one can hear you scream.
Afternoon caption fun time: Play 'Guess the Cause of Death' with these new Final Destination 5 pics!
First Photo of Rupert Grint in "Comrade."
Superheroes and What-All
Back to the Batwoman vs. DC comics kerfuffle: Womanthology, "an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for charity [...] to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels." As megalosaurusexplains, "It's raised way over twice it's projected cost to print and it still has 5 days before fundraising is over. It's been a pretty cool blow to the Marvel/DC 'women don't make or read comics/men don't want to read about women unless they're sexy' mindset that some people have."
Laurence Fishburne cast as Perry White in 'Man of Steel'; 'Man Of Steel' Star Henry Cavill: Playing Superman Is 'Not A Joke.' Well, shit, not with Laurence Fishburne around, it's not. Related: Directing Gigs: Zack Snyder to Tackle Afghan War Pic, andÂ Paul Schrader to Helm Shark Hostage Tale 'Bait.'
Warner Bros. President on Green Lantern 2 and The Flash ; Ryan Reynolds: 'Deadpool' Is Still On, Unsure About 'Green Lantern' Sequel.
HEY HEY I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS CONSIDERED A SPIDER-MAN COMICS SPOILER SO MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO AHEAD AND SKIP ON DOWN TO THE NEXT SECTION JUST LOOK FOR THE BOLD FONT Half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man revealed; Fans Cry Foul (and Spew Racism) After Major Spider-Man and Superman Announcements; Donald Glover Gets 'Mucho Credit' For New 'Ultimate Spider-Man.'
Reese Witherspoon Going For High-Concept Disney Comedy In 'Wish List.' Speaking of Disney...
Director Hired For Disney's Snow White Adaptation, Now Titled 'The Order Of The Seven.' THREE. THREE SNOW WHITE MOVIES. When you add in The Hobbit, how many dwarves is that? Thirty-four? Too many goddamn dwarves, is how many.
Alex Proyas Setting Benjamin Walker To Play Archangel Michael In 'Paradise Lost.'
Bradley Cooper And Robert De Niro Reuniting For David O. Russell.
Ben Foster Joins Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.
'Captain America' Star And Albert Hughes Driving Towards 'Motor City'? It's "“a revenge film about a small time crook who is framed and sent to jail only to go after those who put him there upon release. It's a pretty standard plot that becomes much more interesting when you learn that the original 2009 version of the script contained only a single line of dialogue."
Lionsgate & Universal Republic Team on Hunger Games Music.
Warner Bros' Futuristic Robin Hood Tale Gets Rewrite From Michael Ross; Futuristic Robin Hood Gets A Rewrite, Possibly Meaning The Wachowski Version Is Canceled. At some point, before I die, I want someone to make a Robin Hood movie with Orlando Bloom. I trust science to keep both of us alive until then.
Melisa Wallack Boards Emily the Strange.
Paramount Talking Pet Semetary Remake With Alexandre Aja.
Universal drops new version of Clue, but Hasbro remains determined to make all board games into movies; 3 simple suggestions for the global 'Clue' remake.
"Underworld" Box Set will contain "Animatrix"-style animated short films.
J.J. Abrams wants YOUR ideas for how Lost should have ended. I had this urge to duck and cover my head, for some reason.
Those damned dirty apes are really good! Two 8.5/10 reviews for Rise of the Planet of the Apes; @christylemire: You maniacs, you blew it up, etc. My review of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (a few hours earlier: "Writing my Apes review and can't get this out of my head. 'I hate every ape I see from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z ...' "); @Annaleen: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes was like a magnificent work of art mashed up with a B-movie. Delicious"'; @ropeofsilicon: "I didn't enjoy Rise of the Planet of the Apes as much as all these Twitter raves, but I'm happy to see them... I definitely want a sequel." Also: Exclusive: Andy Serkis Incites a Rise of the Planet of the Apes; 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Visual Effects Featurette Reveals WETA's Technical Brilliance; Not surprisingly, PETA really, really loves Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes:
“Apes are the heroes of this film, and humans are the villains,” PETA crowed in a statement, praising a movie where, at long last, the apes kill the humans and take over the world, like out of some beautiful, beautiful dream. You guys in PETA do realize that, in this scenario, these super-intelligent, pissed-off apes would rip your face off, right? Does their moral victory outweigh the reality of your face being eaten? Just putting a hypothetical out there.
@christylemire: "Oy, The Change-Up. And with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds, there was so much hope"; 'The Change-Up' is Funny, but You'd Hardly Know It from this Red Band Trailer; Ryan Reynolds Says The Change-Up Is No Dumber Than A Movie About Talking Apes.
In @Miranda_July's 'The Future', everything is possible.
I don't really have anything for The Slot, so instead I will show you cupcakes. Mmm, cupcakes.
We dared the 106-degree heat to go out and try this Gigi's Cupcakes place. I am pretty sure we will be going back. Cupcake descriptions are here. We have cut a few in half and tested them, and I can now say that the super-chocolate Midnight Magic is really good. My mother kind of liked the Southern Comfort (read: pecan pie cupcake), but couldn't figure out if the very short icing was going for a "hard" praline kind of texture. I haven't heard how the margarita cupcake went, but I know my sister was looking forward to that one the most. She liked the banana split one, and I forget which other one she tried, except that she nearly passed out in a sugar coma afterwards. I bought a s'mores cupcake all for myself because I knew I would like it, so no one's cut into the one in the box yet. I'll probably leave the others to them, except maybe try the wedding cake, or possibly the champagne out of pure curiosity.
Here's the really tricky thing: the menu is different every day of the week. Which means that we can't try chocolate cream pie or cherry limeade unless we also go tomorrow. And this one, which my soul craves, is only on Mondays and Fridays. *shakes fist at heavens*