You know that upcoming movie Precious, the one about the obese illiterate black female teenager who gets raped by her father and abused by her mother? The one that stars Mariah Carey?! It now has a gnarly poster and trailer. [The Black Snob]
Life just gets worse and worse for the kids from Slumdog Millionnaire who are apparently set for life due to trust funds hastily set up by the film’s producers. There’s some joke to be made here about the irony of a rags-to-riches fairytale movie being played by actors who went from rags to HAVING THEIR SHANTY HOUSE BULLDOZED BY THE GOVERNMENT LEAVING THEM HOMELESS. But it’s all pretty fucking sad. [Defamer]
Martin Scorsese is making a biopic of Frank Sinatra and I couldn’t care less. Actually, I care LESS about the rumours of either Johnny Depp or Leonardo DiCaprio playing ole Blue Eyes. [The Playlist]
Summer Hours is one of my favourite films of the year and it’s still playing in cinemas. Reverse Shot just posted a great interview with its director Olivier Assayas. [Reverse Shot]
Does a film based on Fellini‘s classic film 8 1/2 but reimagined as a musical with a cast including Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas sound like a good or bad idea? I’m opting for the latter.
Shia LaBoeuf: ‘Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She’s an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren’t my mother, as sick as that sounds.’ Shia is freaking awesome. Emphasis on ‘freaking’. [Movieline]
This biopic of Confucius starring Chow Yun Fat can’t not be a comedy. Can it? [Twitch]
The poster for Woody Allen‘s next, Whatever Works, is spectacularly crummy. It literally looks like it was made with Microsoft Paint. In fact, I suspect Woody is intentionally making a statement here about not having to live up to social expectations. If this is so, this poster might actually be a work of genius and I want it on my wall. Trailer is [NY Mag]
An adaptation of the book Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami is being made by Tran Anh Hung, the director of The Scent of the Green Papaya, Cyclo and The Vertical Ray of the Sun. This sounds kind of interesting. Oh and the lead will be played by Kenichi Matsuyama who is totally worth a Google Image Search [Twitch]
Can we just all agree now that Quentin Tarantino is a hack? Everything about Inglorious Basterds, his upcoming WWII flick sounds dumb and borderline offensive: Tarantino talking about WWII as a bunch of ‘great stories‘ to be plundered, the poster of Eli Fucking Roth handling a bunch of phalluses with that stupid smirk on his face, Tarantino pre-emptively calling his film a masterpiece, photos of him kissing Diane Kruger’s calves. Tarantino is like that character from The Simpsons, Artie Ziff. He acquires success, fame and wealth but he’s still a pathetic, sleazy nerd.