Unlucky in love? Get dumped? Get beaten up by your girlfriend’s seven evil exes? Didn’t think so.
This is the premise of Universal’s latest comic book adaptation, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Now I know that the film has the two most oversaturated things in Hollywood right now…those being comic books and Michael Cera, but this trailer has me excited. From the look of it, the film blends the action of a comic book, with the style of a video game, which is what Scott Pilgrim is at its core. Give the trailer a look and tell us what you think.
In this episode Devil’s Advocate Spencer Diedrick joins Mike to discuss the George Clooney/Jason Reitman project. We discuss the merits of webcam firings and the appeal of the Fantastic Silver Fox himself.
Listen to the episode and we promise to send George Clooney to fire you in person.
Most people usually see the Golden Globes as the pre-cursors and foreshadowers of the Academy Awards, but there’s one big difference: Best Picture is divided into Drama and Musical/Comedy. This allows for a lot of variety, plus two winners in each of the biggest categories: Picture, Actor, and Actress. The Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor/Actress awards are lumped together, so it becomes a bit more prophetic of the Oscar race than the others (for example, the winners of Best Actor were Sean Penn (the eventual winner) and..ahem…Colin Farrell). This year’s three front-runners for Best Picture-Drama (and the coveted Best Picture Oscar) are Up in the Air (likely for Screenplay), The Hurt Locker (likely for Director, unless the “King of the World” has any say about it) and Precious (which is more actor-driven than production), with blockbusters Avatar and Inglourious Basterds weak competition. The Best Picture-Musical or Comedy section has the same variety: indie darling (see my piece on the Spirit Awards) vs. big-budget musical (the most viable candidate) vs. silly comedies (The Hangover? way to defy expectations, you snooty critics). Here’s the full list: http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/ Read the rest of this entry