Movies/TV's 3Rs 10.22.13: Army of Darkness, Michael Bay, Entourage, Cameron Diaz, More
Posted by John Dotson on 10.22.2013
From Bruce Campbell confirming an Army of Darkness sequel and Michael Bay being attacked on the Transformers set to troubles with an Entourage movie and more, 411's John Dotson breaks down the Right, wRong, and Ridiculous from the week in Movies/TV!
Welcome to Week 222 of The 3 R's for the Movie/TV world.
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Bruce "Motherf%$#ing" Campbell Says ‘Army of Darkness 2' is Coming!:
From Bloody Disgusting. Back in April, the world once again got their lives shaken by the Evil Dead! I absolutely loved the film and the promises it set up. Spoiler Alert... Especially after the credits when our old Pal Ash appeared and gave us a "Groovy" hello, which made it seem like huge things were coming. One story in particular suggested a huge crossover between a surviving character from the 2013 Evil Dead and the old with Ash's return would crossover as they fight to save the human race. This needs to happen!
Well, according to Bruce Campbell, Ash is indeed returning to fight the Deadites once again! You may now applaud.
Here is the quote from Mr. Campbell himself:
"The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven't been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I'm not. That's why I'm here. He then joked, "Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it." [...] "Alright sir, the answer is yes."
As the site indicates, even though his words come ff joking, that the "Yes" was quite serious. As I said above though, I think most of us were expecting this already with the promises the new Evil Dead film made. What do you think? Are you excited to see Ash whoop some ass again? I know I am!
Here is my favorite scene from the original film.
Josh Brolin and Idris Elba Rumored for ‘Jurassic World':
From Slashfilm.Jurassic Park is returning with a vengeance people. It's been s long since I can remember actually being excited about a Jurassic Park film. Not even the third sparked any interest at least from myself, and that one starred Sam Neil. That said, the casting for the new film is shaping up with perfection! This week, news appeared that not only is Josh Brolin joining the Dino-sequel, but Idris Elba as well. Even though Elba's reps haven't confirmed anything, various sites appear to be hearing the same report that he is a part of the film.
Brolin is expected to take the lead in the movie, however, no specifics are known as of yet about his role. Which begs the question.... What does it say about Batman Vs. Superman, if Josh Brolin turned down that movie, but jumped on Jurassic Park immediately which hits the same Summer? Not saying the Batman/Superman movie is going to turn out terrible, but does anyone else find this interesting? I know I can't be alone in my skepticism.
What do you think about Brolin and Elba jumping aboard the Jurassic World?
Note: As I was writing this, Idris Elba's publicist denied the rumor.
Sir Anthony Hopkins Praises Bryan Cranston for his Performance as Walter White:
From IGN. I just love hearing stories like this! It's been a couple of weeks since Breaking Bad finished its run and I think everyone is beginning to accept that it's actually over. I still haven't quite moved on. I found myself curled up with a bottle of tequila the other night crying like a new born with Ozymandias on repeat. I'm truly having troubles moving on, but we must, right? That said, one prestigious actor has fallen in love with the program just like the rest of us. That man, ladies and gentlemen is none other than Sir Anthony Hopkins! In fact, he was so taken back by the program, he wrote a long ass letter to express his admiration of the show to Bryan Cranston. This is truly badass!
Dear Mister Cranston.
I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.
I've just finished a marathon of watching "BREAKING BAD" – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.
I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I've sort of lost belief in anything really.
But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.
From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I've ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It's almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Reading this letter fills me with so much warmth. It's like getting a big hug from the grandfather of showbusiness. It truly makes me happy to see such classiness among actors like Anthony Hopkins and it's a huge reminder that not everyone in Hollywood is an asshole. Salud gentlemen! And may Breaking Bad Rest in Peace!
The Raid 2: Berandal Gets a Badass Teaser Poster:
If you haven't seen the original film for The Raid, I just have no idea what you can possibly be doing with your life. The first movie was single handedly one one of the best action pictures orchestrated in over a decade. Starting from extraordinary gun fights while slowly evolving into hand-to-hand combat sequences that just literally melt your mind. It still remains one of my all-time favorite action pictures. Then director Gareth Edwards impressed everyone further by delivering one of the best horror shorts within V/H/S 2. If you haven't seen Safe Haven, I urge you to check it out. It's one of the best reasons to check out the sequel.
All that aside, The Raid 2: Berendal is inching closer on a daily basis. Until we receive our first real glimpse of the film, we have a nice little teaser poster to wet our appetitites. It doesn't show much, but it's enough to make everyone excited about the upcoming film. Check it out!
See all these bad motherf&%ers! In the words of my good pal Martin Lawrence…
'Entourage' Film Delayed Because of Greed?:
From Slashfilm. The Entourage movie has been in development hell for a long time. No specifics has been known to why it has taken so long, but this week new details have shed light on the delays. The reports started when Mark Wahlberg said in an interview with TMZ that the issues with filming movie adaptation for the show involved greed. He did not specify why or who was causing the holdup but a new message from a cast member has revealed who this might be.
A new message from Adrian Greiner shed some specifics that he in fact, may be the cause of an Entourage film not being made. Here is the message below:
To all Entourage fans. I owe it to you to make a couple things clear. I take my role as Vince on the show & off very seriously. All decisions I make personally & for business are for the principle of friendship and brotherhood. It has, & never will be about the money for me. I promise. I will always stand up for the boys (that includes you) & do what I can to make sure they are treated fairly, and not be taken advantage of by anybody. The spirit of Entourage is about sharing the opportunities given to us and I will sign any deal that gives ALL the boys an opportunity to share in the upside of success EQUALLY. I assure you, despite the perception, there is no greed in my heart. Remember, it will all work out in the end. It always does. —— I will try to answer questions with hashtag #entourageboysshare
If it is money holding the production up, then I got to say this is pretty ridiculous. Put money aside and let's get this damn movie made people. I loved Entourage and I want to see this story continue. If Sex and the City can have a movie, then so can Entourage.
Legendary Pictures is Crazy Enough to Make a Hot Wheels Movie:
From The Dissolve. This news disappoints me for two specific reasons... Number 1) It's another stupid attempt to adapt a popular toy into a mega franchise property. Number 2) Legendary Pictures is trying to adapt the property. Why Legendary? You've been doing so well! The news dropped saying that the script is being written by Paul Attansio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco), and is said to involve a ""a washed-up Illinois State Trooper who, after a dangerous military device falls into the hands of a criminal, fights the man his father once put behind bars." What I find most hilarious about the premise is that it sounds nothing like a Hot Wheels movie. In fact, it sounds like a terrible screenplay with the Hot Wheels name slapped on it.
Look, I'm okay with movies about fast cars and all. That said, this just sounds like a cheap way for Legendary to create their own Fast and the Furious franchise. Not to mention, if it does turn out to be a great successful film, studios will immediately start fast-tracking every toy property they can from the last twenty years. Kill it before it breeds!
What do you think? Should Legendary make a Hot Wheels movie? Or should we boycott this before studios get the wrong idea?
Michael Bay Gets Attacked on Transformers: Age of Extinction Shoot:
From Superherohype. This week, the movie newsfeed lit up like Christmas as sources reported that Michael Bay was attacked on the set of the fourth Transformers movie. Little details were known at first except that someone around the Japan production wanted a piece of Bay. Some jumped for joy; Some cried; Others just ran back to their dvd players to revisit Bad Boys II. I was one of the many who thought the story was pretty hilarious until I further read up on the details.
Shortly after the story broke, Michael Bay took to his site to explain the attack. Here is what he said:
"Hi, it's Michael.
Yes, the story is being passed around is not all true! Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent asses to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks.
Every vendor where we shot got paid a fair price for our inconvenience, but he wanted four times that amount. I personally told this man and his friends to forget it we were not going to let him extort us. He didn't like that answer. So an hour later he came by my crew as we were shooting, carrying a long air conditioner unit. He walked right up to me and tried to smack my face, but I ducked threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That's when the security jumped on him. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. It was like a Zombie in Brad Pitt's movie World War Z—he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them. He actually bit into one of the guards Nike shoe, insane. Thank god it was an Air Max, the bubble popped, but the toe was saved.
Then it took fifteen Hong Kong cops in riot gear to deal with these punks. In all, four guys were arrested for assaulting the officers.
After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong."
As much as I find the idea of Michael Bay being punched in the face somewhat amusing, no one deserves to be attacked with a damn a/c unit. I don't care how bad Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was. That said, I'm glad no one got hurt and things are back to normal for everyone. Stay safe and please don't let this be a shitty sequel!
Arnold Schwarzenegger Delivers Classic Lines for Reddit:
One of the best ridiculous moments for this week, is the AMA Reddit thread with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor is always notorious for giving the fans what they love, which includes delivering his best one-liners in public. Well, this week to celebrate the reunion of him and Sly in Escape Plan, Arnold is taking request to say his most memorable dialogue on reddit and posting them on youtube. The result is actually quite hilarious.
Here is an explanation from the Terminator himself:
Whenever I go to an event, someone asks me to yell out one of my lines. Even when I walk into Starbucks, people scream at me to "Get to the choppa." So to celebrate Escape Plan hitting theaters today, since I've already done an AMA and a Fitness AMA and I pop in on /r/fitness when I can, I thought it would be fun to offer myself to yell out all of your favorite lines. I'm on set, so I will check in and upload the videos as responses throughout the day. I can't wait to scream one of my wilder lines and scare the crew.
What a mischievous mad man that Arnie is. I haven't checked how many videos have been posted so far, but below is a few that I have embedded for your enjoyment. By far, I think my favorite is the line from The Running Man. Every time I hear it, I just can't help but laugh my ass off. Here is where you can find the Thread. Check out the videos below!
Cameron Dias Has Sex with a Car in The Counselor:
textThat's right 411Maniacs! Cameron Diaz gets freaky on a windshield in the new film coming out this week titled The Counselor. The story comes from IGN, who explains the character Malkina (Diaz) is an unpredictable sociopath who will do absolutely anything to get her way. This includes jumping on a car windshield and spreading her legs for her boyfriend Javier Bardem's enjoyment.
The scene describes Cameron Diaz as sitting on top of the car and grinding on the glass without any underwear on. What's funny is apparently instead of Bardem being turned on, it goes completely south and actually freaks him out. This can totally be seen by the look of sheer shock on his face. Here is an image of the scene at play.
I'm still not sure what to expect from this film, but this tidbit alone makes me want to check it out. Sounds pretty hilarious. I doubt the scene will be explicit because Diaz is not known for delivering those types of scenes, but Javier's reaction will be totally worth it. What do you think though? Will this be the most ridiculous sex scene in years? Do you plan on seeing The Counselor?
Batman Vs. Superman… Pete Holmes Style!:
We're still two years away from Batman Vs. Superman battling it out on the big screen, but it doesn't mean we can't poke fun at the two heroes until the day approaches. When someone needs to make fun of superheroes, Pete Holmes is usually there to save the day. This week, the comedian took a shot at the "world's finest" by parodying the scenario where Superman request Batman to team-up. As always, Batman is just a complete dick and makes fun of the "S for Hope" and other crazy Superman references.
My favorite of all is the fact that Batman rips on Superman for disguising himself with glasses. Even Commissioner Gordon gets in on the joke and starts ripping on the Clark Kent disguise. What I love about Holmes's humor is the fact that it's not an insult to the property, but more of a tribute Roast to the beloved heroes. You can tell that he is a fan himself despite the crazy humor.
Here is the video below!
Best Re-Cut of Game of Thrones Ever:
Anyone who has seen Game of Thrones is aware that there is very little funny about the program. Yes, there is small ounces of humor thrown in at random spots on the program, but most of it is filled with tragedy porn and huge battle sequences. However, the kind people over at Bad Lip Reading have accomplished what I never thought possible. They have made Game of Thrones hilarious as hell!
The video below is a recut of the entire series with crazy voiceover to replace what they're actually saying. The result is a crazy slapstick trailer for a comedy titled Medieval Land Fun-Time World. My favorite part of the trailer is the new version of Tyrion Lannister. I laughed way too much at his jive talking ways. Check it out! What do you think of this bad lip reading of Game of Thrones?
Thanks for stopping by this week to the 3R's and tune in next time as we dissect the Hollywood bullshit! And now I leave you with an 8- bit trailer for The Shining!