I won't do an Irish pun.

I'm not Irish, but you don't have to be to get into the St. Patrick's day spirit. Everywhere I go today, people are wearing green, drinking green beer and passing out in alleys. It's a wonderful holiday. Check out some of the blogs that have chosen to acknowledge in their own film-related way:
(Image from The Film Experience)


Eisenberg Kills Your Darlings 
Upcoming star of Adventureland, and current fav, Jesse Eisenberg has now been added to the cast roster for Kill Your Darlings, where he'll be playing famed poet, Allen Ginsberg. Kill Your Darlings will follow a murder, and how it triggered the "beat" generation.Chris Evans (Sunshine, Fantastic Four) will star as Jack Kerouac, and Ben Whishaw (Perfume, Brideshead Revisited) will play Lucien Carr, the Columbia student who brings them all together, and is charged for the murder. With all the Ginsbergs and Kerouacs flying around, "beat" seems to be back. I never thought I'd say that. 


Franco Gets Into Character

Ginsburg appears to be popular these days! Now on top of the news about
Your Darlings, we have the first images of James Franco also playing Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming Howl. The film will follow the obscenity trial of Ginsberg after his most famous poem, Howl, was published. They have an all star cast aboard (Paul Rudd, Mary Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, Alan Alda and more), so Howl looks like it has a shot at greatness, but we won't know till 2010. Franco's look will differ greatly from Eisenberg's I'm sure.


David The Director 
David Hayter couldn't get you to see his movie when he wrote it, so now he'll take a stab at it from the Director's seat. Hayter, writer of the Watchmen script, and the first 2 X-Men movies, is forming a company called "Dark Hero Studios" with producer Benedict Carver, where they'll work on projects in the action, sci-fi and horror genres. The duo's first project will be a werewolf thriller called Slaughter's Road (bad title). Thomas Dekker (John Connor in TSCC) is in talks to star. Sounds like either all the pieces will finally fall into place for Hayter, or it'll be giant tornado of wrong for the guy.


Bombs Away (but good ones)

Away We Go Trailer I love John Krasinski. That is all. 


Tuesday DVD Rundown
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A Plug for Film The Blanks

I have to thank Mattson Tomlin for his recommendation today to check out this awesome little website, Film The Blanks. I really like little brainteasers like this so the site was right up my alley, plus some of the posters are actually really beautiful. Check it out! (Thanks Mattson!)

ps- Watch With Kristin's report on the dual kissing photos that leaked from the Gossip Girl set, if you're interested.


The Mad Hatter said...

Hey thanks for the plug! And indeed, as you might have noticed from the photo of yours truly at the top of my post today, my Saint paddy's is going swimmingly!

(Stay away from the green beer though)

Sam C. Mac said...

"Elegy" is definitely worth checking out, if you haven't already. It contains what may be my favorite Ben Kingsley performance and what is my favorite Penelope Cruz performance of last year. In a perfect world, it would have been THE drama of last year (and I wish I had reviewed it!), but, as it stands, it's just another gem in a film year far too many claim to be underwhelming, when those people really just have to look past the Ron Howards and the 'Slumdog's.

*steps down off soapbox*

do you have a flag? said...

yeah I need to see Elegy, that's one I missed.