FOX’s television Terminator series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, was renewed for a second season several months ago, but now we’re getting our first insights to season two. The sophomore debut of the Arnold classic, sans Arnold, is picking up a new cast member with the band Garbage’s lead singer, Shirley Manson. Sounds like her character will help Sarah and crew narrow down their hunt to save the future:
The Scottish singer will play the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company that may be a precursor to the humanity-hating Skynet…and possibly a target for Sarah Connor’s merry band of terminator hunters.
Kinda strange and random casting, but I’m going to hope they know what they’re doing. Interestingly this keeps in line with the ongoing female focused cast and storyline. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
What’s going on in this crazy world? Fred Durst, yes the Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, has made himself a movie, “The Longhots”. Surprisingly, it’s not about him overcoming his severe mental handicaps, but is instead an inspirational football movie starring Ice Cube. You can back up and read that again, but I assure you it’ll never make sense.
Check out the trailer below for “The Longshots” to catch every Ice Cube in every cliched situation, all crammed into 2 very long minutes.
Brett Ratner is the genius behind such movie flops as “Rush Hour 2”, “Rush Hour 3”, and “X-Men 3: Last Stand”. So it’s no surprise that the rumor mill has Ratner set to get behind the camera for the revival of the Beverly Hills Cop series.
Bevery Hills Cop ended on the third film back in 1994 and, as IMDB reminds us, it had the tagline “It’s On!” Well apparently someone left it “on” because 14 years later there was a meeting somewhere that had people sitting around nodding their heads, saying, “yeah, you’re right, the world needs another unnecessary sequel!” At least we know they’ll only have to cast Eddie Murphy. He’ll just wear a fat suit for everyone else.
Tonight on ABC, starting at 9pm and going until 11pm, is the season 4 finale of LOST. If you’re into spoilers then check out the three video clips below from Variety.
Personally, I’m skipping these as I don’t want to see anything in advance. However, I will mention the execs on the show have described tonight’s finale as “casualty” filled. Who will it be?!
Starting next week, Thursday, June 5th, NBC will be running a 13 episode mini-series, “Fear Itself”. From the looks of it the series will be a horror-lite special which pulls in some pretty big names and talent for some bloodless scares.
Not a bad idea for a summer downturn in viewership, but I don’t think this will really be something that catches my attention. “Fear Itself” will probably work a little better on a younger audience unless this will be more “Twilight Zone” than I realize. That’d be a nice surprise.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have teamed up again (Talladega Nights) to bring us a “Dumb & Dumber” style comedy of two grown men who never really grew up in “Step Brothers”. From the red-band trailer below (NSFW) things look like they’ll be a mix of physical and raunchy comedy.
“Step Brothers” hits theaters on July 25th, 2008 and looks like it won’t have any trouble getting an F-bomb induced R rating.
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I have no recollection of ever reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but it sounds great. In the movie adaptation you’ve got Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button who starts as a very old baby and then grows up in reverse, so he looks younger as he gets older.
The trailer for Benjamin Button was played in front of Indiana Jones 4 this weekend, so the only thing available right now is in Spanish. No worries though, there isn’t much dialogue at all.
Now that I think of it, it seems like Mork & Mindy kinda stole this one with their kid who grew up getting younger. Uh, yeah, pretty much the same.
Everyone’s favorite assistant to the regional manager has just got himself a new job. Rainn Wilson has signed on to Michael Bay’s next hack job, “Transformers 2”, as he told MTV while discussing his upcoming comedy “The Rocker”:
“A professor that turns into a car that turns into a robot,” he laughed…
For his part, Wilson was coy with more details, claiming to have not even read a full script.
This news follows on the heels of the relief that Jonah Hill turned down the part of playing Shia LaBeouf’s college roommate. Not that I have anything against Hill, quite the opposite actually. Hill said he didn’t feel like he had proven himself yet to take on such a big film. I’m guessing he might have seen the first one and decided he didn’t want to be associated with that.