I hope you take a moment to check out the interview I did with Jody Hill. I think it's a decent read, and it was sort of perfect timing to talk to him about both "East Bound and Down" and "Observe and Report ," and to chat film nerd to film nerd, which always makes for better conversation.
What's going on out there this morning? Most of the webmasters were Tweeting as they went to sleep about how there was nothing going on. Slow news day. "Harry Potter" trailer coming later this week... but not yet. Thursday. 6 PM PST. What else? "Date Night" has a pretty solid cast so far. Ummm... McG's doing a musical.
Oh... and Zac Efron's going to play "Jonny Quest." Only they're not going to call the film "Jonny Quest"? Then how about Zac Efron develops an original film called "Adventure Dude" and Warner Bros. can make Dan Mazeau's sort of bad-ass family adventure script with a real 12-year-old star and Dwayne Johnson instead? And I'm puzzled... is Warner Bros. really going to change the name of the film because they're afraid of the grosses of "Speed Racer"? It's madness. The whole point of developing all these endless sequels and remakes and reboots and reimaginings and rerererererewhatever is for the "name brand recognition," right? "Jonny Quest" called something else is worthless.
Marilyn Chambers... very sad. Young, too. I think her work in "Rabid" is, no exaggeration, great. It's a really disturbing, emotionally bare performance that makes the horror very, very personal. Whatever anyone thinks of her porn past or whatever people say about her lifestyle, I think she had at least one great performance in her, and I'm glad she hooked up with a filmmaker like Cronenberg at a moment like that. Some actors never get that chance.
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