December 15, 2010

10:21 AM by Cas Ruffin
Game On
Playboy Does a Tron-Inspired Photoshoot Because Disney Was Totally Cool With That Playboy Does a Tron-Inspired Photoshoot Because Disney Was Totally Cool With That

Playboy found a way to make Tron accessible to an adult audience. And that’s by having adult-type activities happen on The Grid, like throwing discs without any clothes or riding light cycles without any clothes on. The pictures are obviously not safe for work, but I would say it’s really nothing an 11-year old hasn’t already seen.

9:50 AM by Cas Ruffin
No Drama
Jon Favreau Is Being All Diplomatic About His ‘Iron Man 3′ Break-Up Jon Favreau Is Being All Diplomatic About His ‘Iron Man 3′ Break-Up

Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, has decided to forgo directing a third film in the franchise. While there’s been a lot of speculation as to why, Favreau decided to clear the air (or save face) on why he ditched the Marvel universe.

9:22 AM by Cas Ruffin
Cheese Wiz
This Kid Puts Your Life To Shame: ‘Jeopardy’ Wiz Gets Cast In a Movie With Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock This Kid Puts Your Life To Shame: ‘Jeopardy’ Wiz Gets Cast In a Movie With Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock

Thomas Horn, a wiz kid (totally 80s word) who took home $31,800 in prize money and won first place on Jeopardy, has now decided to become an actor. I’m sure that has nothing to do with overbearing parents pushing their kid to succeed at the expense of his childhood.

1:22 PM by Cas Ruffin
Yowza
/film Blogger Tweets About Alison Brie’s Upskirt, Alison Brie Responds /film Blogger Tweets About Alison Brie’s Upskirt, Alison Brie Responds

…And hilarity ensues. Adam Quigley, blogger for /film and AlwaysWatching, posted an observational tweet that involved Alison Brie and her accidental upskirt that occurred in this season’s Halloween episode of Community. He posted the tweet, it went into the wild, and he was convinced that none of it would actually reach Ms. Brie.

12:57 PM by Cas Ruffin
Not Smart
Hugh Jackman Ziplines Through The ‘Oprah’ Set, Then Hits His Head Hugh Jackman Ziplines Through The ‘Oprah’ Set, Then Hits His Head

I love Hugh Jackman. He possesses a certain bravery that leads him to do things that most people wouldn’t think of doing out of pure common sense, like lapdancing Barbara Walters. The best part about his antics is that it’s all out of the best intentions even though they yield disasterly results. Here’s Jackman injuring himself as he ziplined through Oprah’s set.

12:27 PM by Cas Ruffin
Ravin'
John Cusack is Holding a Raven.  Your Argument is Invalid. John Cusack is Holding a Raven. Your Argument is Invalid.

Here is John Cusack holding a raven as Edgar Allen Poe for a movie titled, The Raven. It’s not an artsy photograph or for some creative magazine spread. It’s for a movie that involves a raven. I know that it was one of his most famous poems, but I can’t help but think that he never actually held a raven in his lifetime.

9:51 AM by Cas Ruffin
Montage
All Of The Zombie Kills in The First Season of ‘The Walking Dead’ All Of The Zombie Kills in The First Season of ‘The Walking Dead’

There’s nothing more that Americans love than their violent fantasies acted out on screen, which is why, in my opinion, The Walking Dead has experienced its runaway success despite its plot holes and its blatant copying of LOST. Sometimes, you’re just waiting in between all the talking for the next zombie kill. You’re in luck because someone compiled all the zombie kills in season one.

9:51 AM by Cas Ruffin
Awards
The Golden Globes Nominations Are Being Announced and I Could Care Less The Golden Globes Nominations Are Being Announced and I Could Care Less

Or is it I couldn’t care less? It doesn’t matter. The awards are happening and I’m overwhelmingly ‘meh’ about it (oxymoron, I’m aware). It’s enough for me to get riled up when the Oscars nominate anything and get it wrong. The last thing I need is to get my blood boiling over the Golden Globes, an award show that the industry hardly pays attention to.

9:21 AM by Cas Ruffin
Ted
Mila Kunis and Adam Scott Negotiating For Parts in Seth MacFarlane’s Teddy Bear Comedy, ‘Ted’ Mila Kunis and Adam Scott Negotiating For Parts in Seth MacFarlane’s Teddy Bear Comedy, ‘Ted’

Mila Kunis and Adam Scott are in talks to join Mark Wahlberg in the Seth MacFarlane comedy, Ted. Ted is the story of a cursing, smoking teddy bear who comes to life 25 years later after his childhood owner wishes for it. I sincerely hope that they don’t randomly break into song.

2:31 PM by Cas Ruffin
I Am Donald

Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, Troy from Community, and former writer for 30 Rock, performed to a sold-out crowd at the hipster haven, Slim’s in San Francisco. He gave us a mix of his stand-up comedy and then followed it up with a concert of his hip-hop songs that have been making its rounds on the internet. Here are ten things I took note of at the show.

1:14 PM by Cas Ruffin
Awards
‘The Social Network’ Is On Track To Win the Upcoming Oscars ‘The Social Network’ Is On Track To Win the Upcoming Oscars

The Social Network has been experiencing a recent wave of award-winning lately. With three “Best Picture” awards in three different cities, it’s fairly safe to say that this movie is going to win the coveted Oscar for the same category, which is fine because this movie deserves it.

12:10 PM by Cas Ruffin
Hammer Time
The ‘Thor’ Trailer Delivers Us Boomerang Hammer The ‘Thor’ Trailer Delivers Us Boomerang Hammer

Here’s the full trailer for Thor showing us Chris Hemsworth being booted out of the celestial heavens…only to enter a new heaven: the lips of Natalie Portman.  But seriously, we get the inexplicable speaking of English in Sky High, some hammer swinging, Michael Bay explosions, and the promise of two worlds colliding, literally.

10:39 AM by Cas Ruffin
Story
‘X-Men: First Class’ Releases Its Official Plot Synopsis ‘X-Men: First Class’ Releases Its Official Plot Synopsis

The X-Men: First Class press releases have slowed down to a crawl. Eventually, Matthew Vaughn and his team decided that they can’t cast all of Hollywood to be in this movie despite their best efforts. Nevertheless, any news we get about this movie is good news. This latest official plot synopsis of the movie should hold us over for the time being.

10:12 AM by Cas Ruffin
Viral
The Award for “Most Viral Video of 2010″ OBVIOUSLY Goes To… The Award for “Most Viral Video of 2010″ OBVIOUSLY Goes To…

We’re reaching the end of 2010, and soon we’ll be getting a lot of “best of the year” lists floating around the internet. Youtube is no exception. The video site has ranked their most viral videos of this year. And one video made its way from small internet meme to the world’s collective consciousness.

9:27 AM by Cas Ruffin
Fast Five

Prepare to witness the battle of the puffed-up chests. As long as there is a Fast & Furious franchise, there will always be a stock photo like this somewhere in the movie with two guys who are about to fight. It’s like something you’d see at a bar, except that someone decided to put a camera on it, added cars, and released it in theaters.

12:11 PM by Cas Ruffin
Parody
Spoofalicious Spoof: NY Times’ “Actors Acting” Series: The Rejects Spoofalicious Spoof: NY Times’ “Actors Acting” Series: The Rejects

Earlier this week, in our Neighborhood Links, we posted a link to NY Times’ piece “14 Actors Acting.” It was a creepy artsy fartsy black and white video collection of actors acting out different kinds of screen types, including a narcissistic James Franco making out with himself. Well, VH1 did us the favor of giving us “The Rejects” of that series.

11:30 AM by Cas Ruffin
Ay-Bay-Bay
Michael Bay Admits That ‘Transformers 2 ‘Wasn’t Up to Par, Promises 3rd One Will Be Better Michael Bay Admits That ‘Transformers 2 ‘Wasn’t Up to Par, Promises 3rd One Will Be Better

Michael Bay has stated before that Transformers 2 could have been better. But everytime repeats it, it just sounds so much sweeter. As good as a director Michael Bay is, it’s satisfying to see the guy eat a slice of humble pie once in a while.