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Steve Watson's book "Before I Go to Sleep", a tale of a woman who's suffering from a injury that has left her without the power to save new memories for two decades, has been in the big screen adaptation bucket for a while now without much action. But today my friends, oh today we have news that Nicole Kidman is in talks to take on the lead role in the film. So I guess that's still not much momentum there. In talks could be she went out to dinner, got drunk and said something like "Hey! I want to play the lead in a movie that sounds a lot like 'Memento' but isn't 'Memento'".

The short film "Archetype", which tells the story of a robot that begins to think on it's own, has been picked up by "Chronicle" producer John Davis with plans to turn it into a feature film. No word on when the movie will start filming but I'm hoping they turn it into "Short Circuit 3". I've been waiting almost 25 years for that movie to happen.

I've never seen "The Day of the Triffids" and to be honest I thought it was a Star Trek episode until now but it looks like Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures has picked up the rights to remake the 1962 film. The movie focuses on a couple left with the power of sight after a meteorite shower hits the earth, leaving the population blind and giant plants growing everywhere. "The Trouble With Tribbles"! That's the Star Trek episode I'm thinking of.

Bill Paxton has joined Laurence Fishburne in the cast of "The Colony". The film follows a group of survivors trying to fend off a gang of cannibals after the second ice age hits. How do they cook the meat if it's the ice age? God I hope they answer that question in the movie. That's all I want to know. I'll walk out of the theater once they tell me.

How did two of the most brotastic of catchphrase artists in action-comedies come together to make a stark, seriously grim horror film? Surely Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey must have took one look at each other and decided the cumulative power of their screen presences would culminate in either an all night rager complete with windsurfing through the desert or a finely crafted, well acted, audacious flick.

Typically, I try to avoid movies starring Matthew McConaughey, which is probably why I waited until just a few months ago to watch "Frailty." I must admit, I'm sorry I waited so long. "Frailty" is a dark thriller that offers a fresh plot, solid acting by all (including the two child actors who were incredible), and plenty of twists and turns along the way. Bill Paxton's directorial debut centers around the relationship between two young brothers, Fenton and Adam, and their father, who believes he has been ordered by God to kill demons.