Gigantic Looks Familiar...
So the poster's yellow, Paul Dano's in it, and to top it off they use the same goddamn music from the Little Miss Sunshine trailer! I think Mr. Dano and Alan Arkin (see my take on Sunshine Cleaning) need to go to Sunshine rehab. Clearly they're addicted. None the less Gigantic looks right up my indie ally, and Dano is looking better than ever as that love stoned guy who gets hotter with time and patience. And apparently having Zooey Deschanel and John Goodman in your movie is the new trendy thing to do, although this is the first time together that I'm aware of. The love story will either be cute or annoying. I could see it going either way.
You've probably seen this guy in the small role of Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, or with his lips constantly wrapped around GF Keira Knightley. But soon, you'll be seeing a lot more of this awkwardly feminine, yet appealing leading man. I didn't make too much of Rupert Friend in the beginning, but with all his upcoming films, he's growing on me. Check him out in this slightly disturbing clips from his film Cheri with Michelle Pfeiffer, and in the trailer for Young Victoria. Get ready America, this Brit is going to big, or at least he's going to try.
Gyllenhaal and Carrey to revive Damn Yankees?
It's been awhile since I saw the horrible revival of Damn Yankees, but I still have a bad taste in my mouth. I remembered loving the show as a kid, but either the show wasn't what I remembered or their production just bombed. Either way, when news broke from Variety that Jake Gyllenhaal and Jim Carrey are possible contenders to star in a contemporary remake of the film/show, some of that bad taste started to fade away. For those of you not familiar with the plot of Damn Yankees, it's about Joe, who longs to go back to his younger years so he can help his favorite baseball team win against the Yankees. In walks this smooth talking devil (literally) who offers Joe the chance to do just that, in exchange for his soul. Is the casting starting to make sense now? With Gyllenhaal as shoeless Joe and Carrey presumably as the devil, this remake may have a shot of making it out of the gate. But it's all preliminary, so don't get your hopes up.
The Neverending Story (literally)
So there's talk abound of another Neverending Story movie. I'm shocked! Not really, it was only a matter of time till people desperately needed Falkor back in their lives. Really there's not too much to post about this yet, I just wanted an excuse to post this amazing Family Guy pic ;) And with regards to the post title, say her name bitch... I mean Bastian.