Chris Fedak, one half of the duo that brought you "Chuck" has set his sights on a new project based on the magic of Mr. Harry Houdini. The story will focus on a high school kid who discovers a link to the legendary magician and must use clues left from him to uncover a great secret. No word yet on title, cast or filming dates so you're welcome for all the exciting details.
If you're excited about "Mockingbird Lane" then prepare to get a full on robot chubby when you hear the news that the show's producer Bryan Fuller has dropped word that some of your favorite Universal monsters will also be popping up in the show. The Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula and a gaggle of others are planned for the show which is a reboot of the classic 60's sitcom "The Munsters". I guess I don't know for sure one of those is your favorite. But I think it's a safe guess. I'm sorry I assume things sometimes.
I refuse to watch any web series because let's be honest if it was really that good it would be on TV because that's where good things go. But someone must have been watching "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" because the series creator Kevin Tancharoen has let the world know he's working on a second season that will focus on the tournament itself rather than character story. I assume that means the first season focused on the character's story. I don't know. I already said I didn't watch it. The web is dumb.
If you're a fan of the podcast you know that we were all pretty giddy over the Aussie flick "The Loved Ones". Well good news for all of you who don't have big Hollywood hook ups who give us big bags of cash to view screeners like us because the flick is going to hit DVD on September 11th. Why would someone from Hollywood pay us to watch a movie from Australia you might be asking. Shut up don't question me. The disc will include the unrated version of the film along with cast and crew interviews. You will not be able to understand a word of it.
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Writing your own obituary before you die is a nice touch. You can make sure everyone knows exactly what you feel without having to worry about them being pissed at you. Like this guy from Utah who admitted to stealing a safe from a drive-in back in 1971, being banned from Disneyland and Seaworld and having a fake PhD. It must have been nice to get that off his chest.
Did you ever read that book "My Brother Sam is Dead" in middle school? I didn't but I was suppose too. I'm really sorry Mr. Reynolds... you creepy mustached SOB. Well "John Dies At the End" is nothing like that book but today it's got its first poster with all kinds of skull goodness. The movie tells the story of two college drop outs who are trying to stop an onslaught of terror brought on by a strange drug that hits the streets. I just used the word onslaught.
Some behind the scenes photos from "Piranha 3DD" have hit the tubes and they're pretty much what you'd expect from the sequel that takes our man-eating fish to a water park. Unless you didn't expect augmented women in tiny swimsuits. While I don't recognize any of the women from porn there's one with a giant tattoo that is leading me to believe she's done some questionable acting in her day. We can only hope and pray now.
I'm going to address this one directly to Mark because he'll probably be the most excited about it. Hey Mark! Good news. They're rebooting the "Mortal Kombat" franchise with a new film based on the popular web series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy". One catch though. It's going to be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who did direct the web series but also the "Glee" 3D movie and "Fame" remake. Anyway! How have you been? How's Chicago? Have you been to Millennium Park yet? I hear it's wonderful this time of year.
And lastly Johann Urb, who rivals Sarah Jessica Parker for longest face in Hollywood, has signed on to play Leon Kennedy in "Resident Evil: Retribution" along side Milla Jovovich and her mom hips. So that's some exciting news huh? Got any plans for the weekend? Fall is finally here! You look fat in those jeans.
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There's really no better excuse than the one this New York woman gave the cops for running over a man. "He asked for it". Enough said...
Sometimes you're in such a hurry that you forget something important. Like your wallet, keys or your bus pass. The last one I do all the time. I have never forgotten my child though. Not even when I'm drunk driving and flip my car like this woman did in California. Well not yet at least.