December 9, 2010

12:43 PM by Cas Ruffin
The Wire
The Wire Alignment Chart = Awesome The Wire Alignment Chart = Awesome

Here’s my attempt at keeping this show alive long after it has past. The Wire alignment chart shows all of us where some of the key character stand on the Dungeons and Dragons scale. I’m surprised that someone could pull this off considering that there are so many character in that show. Obviously missing: Calvin “Boadie” Broadus.

11:48 AM by Cas Ruffin
Hoover
Armie Hammer and Leonardo DiCaprio Will Make Out in Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’ Armie Hammer and Leonardo DiCaprio Will Make Out in Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’

The last time we wrote about this development, the movie was called Hoover and the rumor had Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio as possible lovers. Now it’s called J. Edgar and Armie Hammer is the man who will play Leo’s trusted confidante.

11:14 AM by Cas Ruffin
Steely
Hugh Jackman Is The Boxing Trainer of the Future in ‘Real Steel’ Hugh Jackman Is The Boxing Trainer of the Future in ‘Real Steel’

Hugh Jackman, our favorite Barbara Walters lap dancer, is in a movie, called Real Steel, about boxing robots. He decides to train an underdog robot (underbot?) after his own boxing career doesn’t pan out. You know what happens next: a montage of the robot working out hard and running up the steps of Philadelphia.

10:33 AM by Cas Ruffin
Samurai Showdown
Confirmed: Keanu Reeves Will Be a Vengeful Samurai in ‘47 Ronin’ Confirmed: Keanu Reeves Will Be a Vengeful Samurai in ‘47 Ronin’

Keanu Reeves is set to receive the torch for being the white guy playing a samurai in 47 Ronin. If it were anyone else, I would protest, but considering that it’s Keanu, we’ll have to make an exception. Plus, the man’s pedigree is from all over the globe, so no use turning this into a politics-of-race thing.

10:03 AM by Cas Ruffin
Pole-eo
‘Prenatal Pole Dancing’ Will Be The New ‘P90X’ or ‘Insanity’ ‘Prenatal Pole Dancing’ Will Be The New ‘P90X’ or ‘Insanity’

It’s stuff like this that makes my job easier. Funny or Die presents Christina Applegate as Roxy Fedaro hocking a new DVD for all the unsexy mothers-to-be, entitled Prenatal Pole Dancing. In this instructional video, she’ll teach you how to be sexy when you start feeling like a hormoney fat-ass.

9:35 AM by Cas Ruffin
Trailers
The ‘Transformers: The Dark of the Moon’ Trailer Involves… The Moon The ‘Transformers: The Dark of the Moon’ Trailer Involves… The Moon

The new trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has just arrived into the blogosphere. Much like the trailer for the first movie when the government discovers something alien on Mars, this time the movie flashes back to the original moon landing.

December 8, 2010

12:40 PM by Cas Ruffin
X-mas Special
Dan Harmon Talks More About The ‘Community’ Christmas Special And Other Things He Has Planned Dan Harmon Talks More About The ‘Community’ Christmas Special And Other Things He Has Planned

I’m posting this Dan Harmon interview purely for anticipation of tomorrow’s Christmas episode. It’s been called the best episode of the season. If that’s true, then that episode would make it this season’s “paintball” episode, an episode that is so mind-blowingly brilliant, you actually start hating people for not watching it.

12:08 PM by Cas Ruffin
Looking Back
Lee Unkrich, Director of ‘Toy Story 3′, Talks About The Ideas Behind The Film

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, recently interviewed with the Los Angeles Times to talk about how they came up with the plot and what made it so great. Looking back, it seems like the natural progression of where to take the franchise. But hearing Unkrich talk about it is proof of how deep they needed to reach within themselves to deliver it to us.

11:22 AM by Cas Ruffin
PWNED
Holy Hell!  Aaron Sorkin Goes In On Sarah Palin for Shooting a Moose on Reality TV Holy Hell! Aaron Sorkin Goes In On Sarah Palin for Shooting a Moose on Reality TV

Aaron Sorkin, writer of the beloved West Wing and this year’s box office hit, The Social Network, recently went on a lengthy, very well-articulated tirade in response to one of Sarah Palin’s usually ignorant tweets.  The post was in regards to Sarah Palin killing a live moose on her TLC reality show.  Reading Sorkin’s rant was very satisfying to say the least.

10:35 AM by Cas Ruffin
Hood
Wachowski Brothers Want Will Smith to Be Robin Hood in a Movie Called ‘Hood’.  ::Facepalm:: Wachowski Brothers Want Will Smith to Be Robin Hood in a Movie Called ‘Hood’. ::Facepalm::

Years ago, it was so easy for Will Smith to pick a role. He was the charming, leading man with a sense of humor. But with current tastes being what they are now, it’s much difficult for Smith to be the same likeable guy he’s played in almost every movie he’s been in. The Wachowskis have an idea: he should play Robin Hood!

10:03 AM by Cas Ruffin
Posterized
Now A Party In The Front, The New ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ International Poster

Whereas the last poster had Daniel Craig with light reflecting off of his ass, now we get the frontside view of the amnesiac Civil War veteran in this new Cowboys & Aliens international poster.  This time there’s less light, which I guess means more mystery.  And much to our pleasure, we get more inexplicable raver bracelet shining a bright blue.  You would think that we’d get tired of a blue hue

9:24 AM by Cas Ruffin
Mind Change
Eliza Dushku Removes Herself From ‘Bird Dog’.  We Barely Got Used to The Idea. Eliza Dushku Removes Herself From ‘Bird Dog’. We Barely Got Used to The Idea.

Remember when we talked last week about Eliza Dushku joining the TNT family with a show titled Bird Dog? It was a cop show where Dushku has to work with her estranged father as her partner. Well, you can forget that now. The Dollhouse star has withdrawn herself from the show, citing creative differences.

12:26 PM by Cas Ruffin
Al Fresco
Victor Fresco, Creator of ‘Better Off Ted’, Starting New Show in Suburbia Victor Fresco, Creator of ‘Better Off Ted’, Starting New Show in Suburbia

Victor Fresco was the creator of Better Off Ted, a show that explored that office dynamics of a less-than-morally-ambiguous-corporation. Unfortunately, it was prematurely canceled even though it was a favorite among the critics. Let’s hope Fresco will use this lesson in TV marketing on his next show, Sunnyside.

11:50 AM by Cas Ruffin
April Fool's
Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Talks to Conan About Trying to Get Danny DeVito Raped Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Talks to Conan About Trying to Get Danny DeVito Raped

I used to watch “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” religiously. Somewhere around the time of the 3rd or 4th season, I stopped because there were no new episodes. I knew that was a mistake in the making because I was sure I’d be missing out on some very good (and very popular) jokes. This interview with Charlie Day on Conan made me feel better about myself.

11:23 AM by Cas Ruffin
Iron Throne
The New ‘Games of Throne’ Behind-The-Scenes Trailer The New ‘Games of Throne’ Behind-The-Scenes Trailer

For those of you who haven’t read the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels, you will be relieved to know that this latest Games of Throne trailer explains a lot about this new drama. You have two families fighting for one seat, the Iron Throne, with several competing families watching from the wayside. You have politicians, jousting, soldiers, kings, sex objects, and everything awesome about a fantasy world minus your specific fetishes.

9:55 AM by Cas Ruffin
Ratings
‘The Walking Dead’ Hits a Record High With Its Season Finale ‘The Walking Dead’ Hits a Record High With Its Season Finale

The Walking Dead has achieved record-breaking ratings for its latest finale episode with 6 million viewers. More impressive is its appeal to the 18-49 adult demographic (3.5 million). Although that’s great news for the series, the show should not rest on its laurels.

9:53 AM by Owen Javellana
Review: Tangled

“Tangled” Is The Closest Disney’s Been To Reliving Its Glory Days

It’s hard to praise a children’s movie for being nostalgic, because children have the attention spans of goldfish, and haven’t been sentient long enough to be nostalgic about anything. But that’s exactly what Disney has achieved with Tangled, a well-made, story-book feature that feels like the glory days of the Disney musical (back before the term meant a vehicle for Zac Efron).

9:31 AM by Cas Ruffin
Dredd
These Pics From The ‘Dredd’ Set Are High on the Dystopic, Low on the Futuristic

Here are pics straight from the set of the movie Dredd, based off of the comic, Judge Dredd. You might remember it from back in the day when Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider were both working together avoiding cannibals. That’s pretty much all I remember about it.