“Man, you guys didn’t go see my Bigfoot movie.”

There’s this pair of shorts, the coolest shorts on Earth in my estimation, that I found on South Beach for $5. I think they’re from the ’70s. Every time I open a drawer to get some socks, I see the shorts and know that my day is going to be a-okay. Oddly, that’s sort of how I feel when I see actor Steve Zahn in a movie, any movie. Zahn has just been cast in The Perfect Getaway, a tourist thriller, from director David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, The Arrival).

The film sort of recalls Forgetting Sarah Marshall stirred up with nasty serial killers, one of which will be played by Timothy Olyphant (Hitman, Deadwood). Zahn will play one half of a newlywed couple honeymooning in Hawaii that comes upon two hikers with murder on their minds. Don’t get blood on the lei, guys, and can we get a cooler title that does not remind one of that Kim Basinger-Alec Baldwin flop remake?

Zahn was last on screen in the maligned Sasquatch-meets-Justin Long comedy Strange Wilderness, and has two festival-trekking flicks, Sunshine Cleaning (7.5) and The Great Buck Howard (7), ready for viewing.

Discuss: Was Steve Zahn’s performance in Rescue Dawn his best yet? Any fans out there of David Twohy’s The Arrival?

I never thought I’d see the day when they would have a college class to study Kevin Smith’s films. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, I’d take it — Hell, I could teach it: CA 520J – Films of Kevin Smith (1 credit hour) This course will examine the films of prolific Indy film director Kevin Smith. It will delve into Smith’s history, his entry into filmmaking, his development as a director and writer, and explore motifs and themes as seen in his films. The course will also examine Smith’s trademark “wordy” style in terms of storytelling and narrative flow. 22020171 M Tu W Th 03:30-06:50PM Moore 109 Smith, Jeffrey. Class meets MAY 21 – MAY 24

Camera Phones are banned from the Academy Awards: “…guests are not allowed to bring cameras, including phones with a camera feature…”

Remember: Polls for the 79th Academy Awards close today at 5:00pm PST.
Sirius and XM are merging! Great, now Howard Stern is going to be forced to play nice with Opie and Anthony, and Oprah Winfrey and Friends. It’s bad enough he’s had to smile it up around Martha Stewart.

Steve Zahn (Sahara) has been cast opposite Amy Adams (Junbug), Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) in Christine Jeffs’ (Sylvia) dark comedy Sunshine Cleaning. Zahn plays a married police officer having an affair with the co-owner (Adams) of a firm that cleans up messy crime scenes.

Did you hear that high pitched sound in The Messengers trailer? Me neither. I guess we’re too old.

Scarlett Johansson was named sexiest celebrity of the year by Playboy, taking the crown from Jessica Alba.

Spielberg vs. Paramount continues… Yawn.