Burlesque Movie Trailer #2

Screen Gems has released a second movie trailer for Steven Antin‘s contemporary musical Burlesque (if you missed the first movie trailer, you can watch that at the link). I’m not a big fan of musicals, and when I have liked a film musical, it has usually been of the more cinematic variety. Burlesque is obviously a musical of the stage show-variety. I was also once interested in this project because it was announced that screenwriter Diablo Cody was doing a draft of the script, but I don’t see her name listed in the early credits, and the film doesn’t look to have any of her signature touches. Basically, this is a long way of saying, this just isn’t my thing.

But I’m sure some of you are interested. Watch the second trailer now embedded after the jump thanks to Vlicious (found via FirstShowing).

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WTF: Bruce Willis Has His Own Fragrance

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To all those who have spent the past 22 years since Die Hard‘s release harboring a secret desire to wear Bruce Willis‘ scent, today is your lucky day. Geekosystem has relayed an announcement for his new fragrance, titled simply: BRUCE WILLIS. In big, bold letters. You know, because it’s manly.

It’s said the aroma features hints of grapefuit, pepper and vetiver, which is disappointing for me, since I always assumed Bruce Willis gave off a scent of dirt, sweat, and terrorist blood. In any case, the smell doesn’t matter, since it’s really just a bunch of indiscriminate chemicals with a celebrity name slapped on it. Other examples of this include Cumming, the cologne endorsed by Alan Cumming (which is even funnier than it sounds, and can be seen after the break), and the half-dozen fragrances by Antonio Banderas. You can find out which others celebrities have attached their name to smelly chemical water over at Wikipedia. Apparently they have a list for everything. Read More »

Movie Trailer: Jackboots on Whitehall

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What if Team America: World Police were British, took place during World War II, and was totally serious? Well…more serious. OK, fine, what if Team America was British and set in WWII? You might have something like Jackboots on Whitehall, which tells the story of an alternate WWII in which Goering, Goebbels and Himmler plan to tunnel under the English Channel and into the heart of London in order to capture Britain while the country’s army is elsewhere. A small group of villagers represent the last line of defense against the Nazis.

Who says Inglorious Basterds has a lock on revisionist war history? Read More »

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Benicio Del Toro has signed to play g-man Jack Garcia in Making Jack Falcone. Garcia targeted the Gambino family, and was responsible for taking down dozens of made men. Garcia is Cuban-born, but managed to play an Italian so successfully that he was invited to become a made man himself. Steven Soderbergh is producing the film, with a script by Che screenwriter Peter Buchman based on Garcia’s memoir about the Gambino operation.

Garcia also worked a lot of other undercover jobs for the FBI — a surprising thing given that he hardly blends into a crowd. At 6’4″ and 390 pounds, he’s exactly the opposite of the image typically held of a guy who can worm into many different organizations. But Garcia is charming, too — take a look at the 60 Minutes interview clip embedded after the break to see what he’s like. [Deadline Hollywood]

After the break, four voices for Smurfs and a love interest for Conan. Read More »

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It’s casting notes time again. Alan Cumming has joined Steve Antin‘s Burlesque, about “an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who finds herself at a neo-burlesque club.” Christina Aguilera is the girl, Kristen Bell is the rival dancer, and Cumming is the gender-bending club MC. So this is really a failsafe in case that Showgirls sequel falls through? [Variety]

After the break, news about Helen Mirren, Patrick Dempsey, confirmation on a Gerard Butler role and more for the Ed Helms flick Cedar Rapids. Read More »

Page 3

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I’ve been very busy this week, but now I’m back and hitting the /Film trail in a big way. Just to clear my plate enough to get some more on there, however, I’m going to bring you my very own Page 2.

At the head of the post you can see a new still from The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. As well as Heath Ledger you can see Lily Cole and the really very amazing Andrew Garfield. There’s a new fan blog that seems to be posting every scrap they can, including scans from a French Magazine that let slip of some more images.

Countless more fragments of new news after the break. Come join me.

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Tin Man Trailer

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A trailer/advertisement for the Sci-Fi Channel mini-series Tin Man is now online. The story is a based on Lyman Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

A fierce tornado rips DG (a re-imagined Dorothy Gale), a rebellious young waitress from Omaha, and deposits her with a shocking bump on “the other side.” The once-beautiful “Outer Zone” (Oz) has been zapped into a frigid and decaying wasteland.

Aided by her Longcoat storm troopers and winged Mobat (monkey-bat) spies, Sorceress Azkadellia (The Wicked Witch of the West) has seixed power from her own mother, as part of a nefarious plot-to suck the souls out of her minions and harness the energy to jump the gap between her world and the “other side”-a place called Earth. And of course, DG is the only person who can halt Azkadellia’s twisted master plan.

The special effects, in true miniseries fashion, aren’t good enough for prime time. But the film has a great all-star cast (Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Richard Dreyfuss), and features an interesting and unique take on a classic story. I’m a sucker for anything featuring Deschanel, and Tin Man looks strange but interesting. Check out the advertisement after the jump.

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Remember that cool Darth Vader voice changing helmet from a couple years back? Well now they’ve announced a Transformers Optimus Prime voice changing helmet. This isn’t quite as cool, but it’s definitely more geeky.

Sneak a peak at the new CARS Race Rally ride, which is being built at the Walt Disney Studios Park in France.

We were huge fans of the Oscar-nominated doc Deliver Us From Evil. Well director Amy Berg is going to direct her first narrative feature This is Not America. Based on a real story, the movie follows a Yupi’k American Indian girl taken from her Alaskan family in the 1960s and sent to a series of foster care homes in a government-run “Americanization” campaign. Sounds interesting.

The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan is pissing even more people off. He won a court ruling to put up a fence around his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania estate. As it turns out, his neighbors complained to local officials that it looked awful and hurt property values in the area. Shyamalan just wanted to keep the deer out.

Richard Dreyfuss is joining to SCI-Fi Channel miniseries Tin Man. The six-hour series stars Zooey Deschanel and Alan Cumming in a fantasy retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Dreyfuss will play a wizard known as the Mystic Man. Deschanel plays DG, a young woman thrust into the Outer Zone. Cumming plays Glitch, an odd man missing half his brain who becomes one of a trio of companions who joins DG on her journey. You had me at Zooey.

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