What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 33 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Paris, Not France Movie Trailer

Paris, Not France

Paris, Not France is a “controversial” 68-minute documentary about model/actress/businesswoman/heiress Paris Hilton that premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Before the festival began, the film’s three scheduled screenings were reduced to one, with rumors running rampant over lawsuits or various legal concerns from the Hilton camp.

But the film itself was not the exposé that most people were hoping for or expecting, and was actually panned by most critics for being uninteresting and whitewashed. The trailer has now been released online. Watch it now after the jump.

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Disclaimer: I usually refrain from running speculative rumors on /Film, but it’s a slow news day. And besides, I’m not going to pass this off as news. Heck, I’m not even going to pass this off as a rumor. For now, consider this story a fun “What IF?”

/Film reader Jon B brought it to my attention that George Clooney was spotted pre-holidays in Hollywood having a business meeting with director Ridley Scott, and Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel (Paris Hilton was also in attendance, but gossip mags have recently linked the heiress and Clooney, so that’s more likely personal than professional).

Marvel Studios has said that they are interesting in bringing a Dr. Strange movie to the big screen. Clooney looks a bit Strange, doesn’t he? Or might Ridley Scott might direct The Avengers movie? Or perhaps it was just a fun meeting between friends. We know this whole discussion is circumstantial and speculative at best, but in the boring days of early January, I find it a little fun to speculate. So lets pretend for just a minute that there is something more to this dinner meeting.

Discuss: What do you think of the idea of a Dr Strange movie starring George Clooney directed by Ridley Scott?

Would Ridley Scott really direct a B-comic book character? I’d much rather see him involved in The Avengers. Clooney would be uncanny as Strange. Or what about the possibility of Clooney playing Captain America and Scott directing Avengers?

Could Paris Hilton have a role in Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes? UK Gossip magazines (we can’t find the initial source) are reporting that Hilton spoke to the director when she visited his London pub The Punchbowl. Hilton was quoted as saying: “I had a few words with Guy. He could be offering me a role in his new ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie.”

Yeah, even if this news item came from a more reliable source than the British tabloids, it sounds more like Hilton’s wishful thinking than a confirmation. As much as I didn’t like Ritchie’s last few films, I have faith that the director would not have such a lapse in judgement. But then again, he did marry Madonna and make Swept Away. But for now, I’m marking this rumor DEBUNKED.

Paris Hilton Gets Presidential with Martin Sheen

The Pitch: A couple months back Paris Hilton responded to John McCain by announcing that she was running for President of the United States. But to run for the fake Presidency she must first meet and get advice from someone who knows a little something about fake presidents – Martin Sheen.

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VOTD: Paris Hilton for President

Paris Hilton for Presiden by Funny or Die

The Pitch: Paris Hilton is not from the olden days, but she is running for president.
Written by Adam McKay, Produced by Chris Henchy, Directed by Jake Szymanski

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Repo! The Genetic Opera Movie Trailer

A new movie trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman‘s Repo! The Genetic Opera has gone online as the Fantasia Film Festival begins next week. I hate to rehash the quotes used in the trailer, but the movie looks both stunning and original, and might very well become an instant cult classic. It looks like Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Blade Runner meets Saw. I also love the fusion of comic book styling used in the backstory and actor credits. And did I mention the music? Tell me what you think in the comments below!

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Set in the 2056, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, tells the story of an epidemic of organ failures that devastates the planet, killing tens of millions. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants… for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV) and produced by Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate, this futuristic horror rock opera stars Paul Sorvino (GOODFELLAS), Alexa Vega (SPY KIDS), Paris Hilton (HOUSE OF WAX), Anthony Head (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Ogre (from the band Skinny Puppy) and world-renowned opera singer Sarah Brightman (Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera”).

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The Hottie and the NottieThe users of the Internet Movie Database have voted Paris Hilton‘s latest movie “effort” The Hottie and the Nottie as the WORST movie of ALL TIME. With 2,190 votes, Hilton’s latest film has overtook the 2004 ultra low budget indie horror film Zombie Nation, as well as other infamous cinematic crap such as Who’s Your Caddy?, Crossover, SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, From Justin to Kelly: With Love and Daddy Day Camp.

This is not the first time that Paris Hilton has entered the list of the bottom 100 films of all time. Four out of the Five films in which she had starring roles are rated in the 60 worst movies of all time. Here is a history of Paris Hilton’s acting career:

  • Pledge This! (2006) 1.6 Rating with 3,614 votes – #5 Worst Movie of All Time
  • Bottoms Up (2006) 1.9 Rating with 3,064 votes – #23 Worst of All Time
  • House of Wax (2005) 5.4 Rating with 19,462 votes
  • The Hillz (2004) 1.7 Rating with 2,416 votes – #13 Worst of All Time
  • Nine Lives (2002) 2.3 Rating with 957 votes – #60 Worst of All Time

The Hottie and the Nottie is getting some of the worst reviews of all time, and is currently rated at 6% on metacritic (a site that compiles critical reviews), making it the 10th worst reviewed in the site’s history. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is holding strong (or is it weak) with a 7% tomatometer rating, which puts ranks in at the 70th worst reviewed movie of all time (with a minimum of 40 reviews).

Jason Reitman Reviews Celebrity Porn

Pam & Tommy, One Night in Paris, even Colin Farrell, Director Jason Retiman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking) reviews the blockbuster titles of celebrity porno in his latest blog entry. Reitman wonders why celebrity porn is considered kosher when most other porn is considered taboo.

“When it first came out, I made a copy of the Pam & Tommy tape for my then-girlfriend’s father. The first time I saw the Paris video was at a friend’s house in the company of a dozen people. My wife got a copy of the Colin Ferrell video via e-mail from a casual acquaintance. Why is this? Does the celebrity-factor legitimize it? Either way, I feel enough people have seen one or all of these films that they deserve proper critical analysis into their craft, tone, and artistic value as cinema.”

Reitman compares the Pam Anderson sex tape to a Michael Winterbottom film, Collin Farrell’s sex video to Big Trouble in Little China (because it “falls into the “so bad it’s good” category”), and One Night in Paris to the Blair Witch Project (a very apt comparison). Jason calls the Paris tape the most depressing pornographic film ever shot, calling Hilton a “girl so desperate for love that she allowed a dreg of a human being to video tape her as she felates him.”

Reitman on “One Night in Paris”:
“The camera work is steady. The visual ideas are concrete, clear and imaginative. The sense of voyeurism is very real. Take away the night vision that many criticize as “gimmicky” and you still truly feel like a fly on the wall of their hotel room.” “It’s the kind of sex you would imagine in a perfume ad.”

Reitman on the Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee Sex Video: “Truffaut. Godard. Neo-Realism. Whimsy. Joy. A sense of magic.” “The previous films are about an act. The Pam & Tommy tape is about love”

Reitman on Colin Farrell’s Sex tape: “Some people shouldn’t improvise and it seems Mr. Ferrell falls into this category. Seriously, who says that? It’s just crass, awful, and worst of all… hideously performed. I didn’t believe him for a second. Every moment of this film seemed performed. Sexual positions seemed outside the realm of passion and simply there to fulfill camera angles. It was shockingly similar to normal porn without any of the ingenuity of someone like Ferrell who has shared the set with guys like Janusz Kaminski and Emmanuel Lubezki.”

You can read Reitman’s full Blog entry on FoxSearchlight.com.

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New Posters: Zohan, Horton Hears A Who, The Hottie & The Nottie, Forbidden Kingdom

A lot of new posters hit the interwebs today. Here is a look at the more interesting (or not so interesting) one-sheets you can expect to see at your local cinema this weekend. Let’s take a look.

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