Cutting Room for May 4

  • This may seem random, but you should become a fan of Aksarben Cinema on Facebook (facebook.com/aksarbencinema). Unlike 90 percent of companies whose Facebook pages are as limp and timid as the “before” guy in a Cialis commercial, Aksarben regularly brings engaging content and near-daily updates and news. And sometimes that news involves cupcakes (as in, Jones Brothers), which as we all know is the most important flavor of news.

  • Say this much for toothy maniac Gary Busey, he’s legging out some serious staying time with his lunatic persona. Unlike Charlie Sheen, whose crazy burned bright but dimmed faster than a cocaine-fueled power walker, Busey bounces from gig to gig so quickly one could consider him gainfully employed. The latest maneuver is his role in Piranha 3DD, in which I am guessing he will play the head piranha. Shine on, you beautiful advertisement for mental health screening.

  • Hubris has a shelf life, as producer John Aglialoro has surrendered on his plan to follow through with the next two parts of his planned Atlas Shrugged trilogy. And it’s all my fault. See, Aglialoro isn’t blaming the fact that his adaptation was, you know, as wretched as the souls of those who strictly adhere to Ayn Rand’s ideology. Nope: He blames the “critics” who savaged it unfairly. If you want to give us reviewers credit for that justifiable homicide, we’ll wear that blame like a badge of honor.

  • Described as “blending Robert Ludlum and J.R.R. Tolkien,” we don’t know much about the upcoming film Amnesty other than the fact that Ron Howard is directing. So I guess we also know it’s not going to be that good. Zing! Take that, you Oscar-thieving ginger!

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posted at 09:00 am
on Wednesday, May 04th, 2011

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