Susan Sarandon battles the Wachowski Brothers for World’s Hottest MILF title.

joseph-gordon-levitt1I like Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt a lot and Rainn Wilson is OK I guess but this ‘indie dramedy’ they’re starring in sounds horrible: In ‘Hesher’, Gordon-Levitt is a loser twenty-something (aren’t we all?) who invades the life of an awkward 13-year-old who lives with a pill-popping father (Wilson) and grandmother. The kid falls in love with a supermarket worker (Portman) who protects him from bullies. In the bin! [THR]

Rian Johnson (Brick) has announced his next film ‘Looper‘, a sci-fi set in a future dystopic society that has suffered a ‘huge financial collapse of some sort’ (look, it’s topical!) and it’s ‘very dark, very violent’ (must be serious!). I’m sceptical about this one. Brick was a high concept teen/noir film that was seriously about nothing. His goal with this one is to ‘tell a story and keep people watching’. What an artist. [/Film]

sarandon2New pictures of Susan Sarandon and Mark Wahlberg in ‘The Lovely Bones‘ the next film from Peter Jackson. Is Susan Sarandon a MILF or what? [The Playlist]

One half of the Wachowski Brothers (creators of The Matrix) is now a woman. This is such exciting news that I might actually rent out Speed Racer (Ha ha! Just kidding!) [Movieline]

lanaLars Von Trier has released a second trailer for his supernatural horror film Antichrist just to remind you of all the creepy Willem Dafoe sex scenes you can look forward to. [Twitch]

Those crazy animation cats at Aardman are making two movies with Sony: The Pirates! (in an Adventure with Scientists) and Arthur Christmas. [CHUD]

And continuing Hollywood’s quest to reimagine classic films as bland turds (after news of the Strawdogs remake last week): Videodrome to be written by Ehren Kruger of Scream 3 fame. [Twitch]

rickygervaisRicky Gervais poaches two twinks and a chubster for his film ‘Cemetery Junction‘ (formerly Men at the Pru), a film about workers at an insurance company made in the spirit of British New Wave movies of the 1960s. Pictures at [The Playlist]

Linkin Park are working on the soundtrack for Michael Bay’s explosion-fest Transformers 2. This makes perfect sense. [MikeShinoda.com]

Elizabeth Banks thinks that 17 Again is unrealistic propaganda for pro-lifers. Can’t say I’ve seen the film but she kinda makes a strong case. [Movieline]

paper-heart-posterCharlyne Yi’s twee hippity-hoppity hipster quirkfest Paper Heart has a poster which continues the marketing team’s strategy of making you the public feel bad because you aren’t going out with Michael Cera. [Cinematical]

I can’t wait to see Paula Abdul use Mexican immigrants as furniture in Bruno. [Movieline]

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4 responses to “Susan Sarandon battles the Wachowski Brothers for World’s Hottest MILF title.

  1. Jake Wilson

    I loved Brick. I guess you could find a thesis there on the adolescent nature of film noir, but “What’s it about?” seems like the wrong question – what is any given Coen brothers film “about”?

    And do rent Speed Racer – you might be surprised.

    • Brad

      Well I think that question ‘what is it about?’ is the main reason why Coen brothers are picked out for being style over substance. I found Brick to be well-made and atmospheric but it was also a lot of postmodern nothingness. ‘What is it about’ is a crucial question for me because I get bored in films which have nothing to say and are just entertainment for entertainment’s sake (unless an interesting reading is open). But that’s something I haven’t thought about: that Brick might be a commentary on the adolescent phantasy of the noir genre.

  2. James Douglas

    No, seriously, you really should see Speed Racer.

    It’s really good. In totally non-ironic way.

    You know how Pixar films are awesome even though they’re for kids? It’s like that. I’ve watched the ending like six times and it still gives me a giant sugar rush.

    Also credit it for having the most absurdly ballsy and weird editing style. I could write a thesis on spatial and temporal disruption in that film. It’s like a candy colored Breathless for six year olds who love Hot Rods.

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