Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Be still, my beating heart! "Dancing with the Stars" is back in form


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John Glover is Skeletor?


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"Sith" Happens at 2005 Box Office
  • "Hollywood suffered an off year at the box office. George Lucas did not."
  • Harry Potter was #2 for the year, but far behind the Sith.
  • Most important, the comedy Sex Sells: The Making of Touche ($2,386) was Adrian Zmed's biggest box-office success since a 1999 movie you've also never heard of.


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Coming Soon has a "sizzle reel" (whatever that means) for Glory Road, the new basketball drama which tells the true story of the underdog Texas Western basketball team, which won the 1966 NCAA tournament title with history's first all African-American starting lineup.
  • I was a senior in high school then, and a sports fan, but strangely I don't remember anybody making a big deal out of this at the time.
  • At any rate, it's hard to imagine that people were once surprised that black guys can play basketball.


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The trailer for 5-25-77.
  • "5-25-77 is his loosely autobiographical film about the impact of Star Wars on his own life as a teenage geek in love with the movies."


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The trailer for the German hit, Go for Zucker
  • Down on his luck, conniving pool shark Jaeckie Zucker must make up with his estranged Orthodox Jewish brother Samuel in order to meet the terms of his mother's inheritance - the only thing that could save him from jail, ruin and divorce. But as Samuel and his entire clan move into Jaeckie’s chaotic household, a clash of civilizations is inevitable, and Jaeckie’s going to need every trick he can think of to make things go smoothly


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The trailer for Pan's Labyrinth, which was written and diredcted by Benicio del Toro
  • "In this fairy tale, a small family in Spain moves into an old house in 1943 after the rise of Fascism. Their eldest daughter, at age 12, falls in love with a fawn that lives in the old ruined labyrinth which resides behind their new decrepit home."


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Lohan Being Treated After "Asthma" Attack


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Rock and Punk Photos from Andy Rosen


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Patrick Swayze to begin rap career?


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URL says it all: KevinFederline.com


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"Britney Spears reportedly stunned onlookers when she accidentally flashed her breasts while playing on a swing."
  • And none of the onlookers had a camera? Where are those pesky and supposedly ubiquitous paparazzi when we need them?


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Yarrrrr! Swedish pirates form political party


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Maybe a new bookmark? ... The SaveManny blog has a lot of good flesh links.


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TONI BRAXTON is in negotiations to appear naked in men's magazine Playboy - as long as she doesn't have to show off her genitals.
  • "The 37-year-old UNBREAK MY HEART singer insists she has no problems baring her boobs in the publication, but refuses to show her nether regions. She says, 'I just can't do the bottom thing because that's really, really intimate and really personal. But boobies, what is it? A dime a dozen. You can buy some for $5,000. Who cares? But the thing down there, you can't really buy that.'"
  • I'd say Donald Trump would beg to differ.


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Two-Faced Snake for Sale for $150,000
  • Pennsylvania considers buying it as an Arlen Specter back-up


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Uncle Scoopy's Guest House presents Janet McTeer in The Intended
  • "The Citizen Kane of Olympia Dukakis hand-job movies."
  • ... and possibly the best movie including a hand-job from any member of the Dukakis family.
  • "The weepy melodrama eventually leads to so much greed, murder, suicide, deceit and torture that you'd think their company must be Halliburton and their jungle must actually be Dick Cheney's undisclosed location."


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Astoundingly, Ashlee Simpson used to be kinda sorta hot.


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Larry David explains why he won't go to Brokeback Mountain (New York Times: requires registration)


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Weekly World News Scientists reveal: "FAT PEOPLE GOOD FOR UNIVERSE"
  • "They counterbalance the effects of the rapidly fading gravitational field that is tearing us apart!"


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Lettermania: George W. Bush's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions


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The large HQ trailer for The Benchwarmers
  • Rob Schneider, Napoleon Dynamite and David Spade as a barnstorming three-man baseball team. Nuff said.


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The trailer for Running with Scissors
  • ... from Ryan Murphy, the man behind Nip/Tuck.
  • "An adult man looks back on his childhood with his bipolar and self-centered mother."


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The crazy trailer for Bubble, the Soderbergh film made under his deal with Mark Cuban
  • Soderbergh and Cuban hope to release their films simultaneously to Cuban-owned Landmark theaters, pay-TV and DVD. They hope to test out some new consumer-friendly directions. Strange stuff, but I applaud their chutzpah.
  • More strangeness: the cinematographer, Peter Andrews, is really Steven Soderbergh; the film editor, Mary Ann Bernard, is also Steven Soderbergh. I wonder if Soderbergh will also be selling the tickets


Which reminds me of a story. Doesn't everything? I was flying some small airline between Gainesville and Jacksonville decades ago - Executive Airlines or Shawnee Airlines maybe. I forget. At any rate, some guy in a sport coat comes from the office to the rinky-dink counter when we ring the bell. He sells us some tickets, and tags our bags. He says, "Wait here. SOMEONE will be by to get your luggage."

Maybe five minutes later, he comes out of the back office again, this time wearing coveralls, grabs our bags, and says, "Follow me." He leads us to about a 12-seater propeller plane, loads our bags, and opens the door to let us in. My colleague and I are the only passengers. He then says, "Make yourselves comfortable, YOUR CREW will be by shortly."

In a few minutes, two guys come by in officers' uniforms to fly the plane. I'll bet you can guess who one of them was.

The other one was Steven Soderbergh.


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The trailer from Bottom's Up
  • The three stars are the ultimate dream cast: David Keith, Paris Hilton, and Jay without Silent Bob.


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This week's movies (expanding to 900 screens): Casanova - 38% positive reviews.
  • Do they sing "As Time Goes By"? Oh, wait. CasaNOVA. Never mind.


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This week's movies (expanding to 300 screens) Match Point - 80% positive reviews (Woody Allen's latest)


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This week's movies (2000 screens): BloodRayne - no reviews yet, but it's a Ewe Boll movie, so you can guess it will be below 10% at RT.


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This week's movies (2000 screens) Grandma's Boy - no reviews. (The one review listed is actually about a silent movie - a 1922 Harold Lloyd comedy with the same name!)


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This week's movies (2000 screens): Hostel - 86% positive reviews
  • This is Eli Roth's follow-up to Cabin Fever. The 86% is based on only seven reviews. There are no major print reviews in yet, but the genre sites love it.


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"This stabilized footage of the Zapruder film is absolutely astounding."


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Woody Allen schmoozing in LaLa land?
  • Next up: J.D. Salinger doing ads for washday miracles.


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"FORMER FEMA CHIEF VOWS TO MAKE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS BY MARCH"
  • Mr. Brown apologized for the delay at a Washington press conference that was originally called for ten o’clock this morning but was not actually held until four in the afternoon. The former FEMA chief, visibly embarrassed by not having made his New Year’s resolutions in a timely fashion, said that he had been “caught unawares” by the change in years.


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Bullet Falls From Sky Into Woman's Face


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Toddler's Talking Elmo Book Asks 'Who Wants To Die?' (This is a real story, not something from a satire site.)


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The guy who directed Napoleon Dynamite has a new film which could be even weirder!
  • It's the story of a priest who is also a masked Mexican wrestler, and is loosely based on a real guy!


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Jilted Ken tells of 'living hell' with Barbie


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"CELEBRITY SUDOKU GAME SHOW A RATINGS FLOP ... Host Chuck Woolery suffers nervous breakdown"


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BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - not about gay cowboys ... film tells tale of cowboys whose friendship, anal sex is misinterpreted as gay.
  • "many critics have made the error in calling it a “gay” film. But if giving your friend a “hand job” and having “anal sex” on a cold night in the woods makes you “gay,” then who among us can honestly claim to be straight?


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"CIA TO MONITOR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS ... Hopes to Decipher Threats in Yearly Promises"


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