Cutting Room for May 4

  • Slimmer though he may be, Jonah Hill has developed a new hunger…to be taken seriously. Rumor has it that he is in talks with Martin Scorsese to appear in The Wolf of Wall Street, which sadly is not a documentary about the jerks who trade futures being devoured by wildlife. The adaptation of a memoir of the same name is sure to do wonders for our image of brokers, as it details the life of a coked-out douchebag. Hill wouldn’t be the lead, as Marty and Leonardo DiCaprio are still going steady, but given how loyal the director is, Hill may just satiate his dramatic appetite by placing himself on Scorsese’s menu.
  • Speaking of Hill, he and co-stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Richard Ayoade had what we’ll call “unfortunate timing” with a potentially hilarious upcoming release. It’s the rarest of all comedy breeds, a sci-fi ha-ha, that sees a bunch of Joe Averages stumble onto a global threat. The problem? It was titled Neighborhood Watch, a title tainted by the Trayvon Martin tragedy. So now the film is just The Watch, because it’s far better to sound like a documentary about timekeeping than a comedy about the homicidal perils of ill-conceived gun laws.
  • Setting aside the snark for a moment, our sympathies go out to friends, families and fans of Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Although obviously primarily known as an influential musician, Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, a film distribution company I have had the pleasure of working with many times. They are the folks behind We Need to Talk About Kevin, Exit Through the Gift Shop and Dear Zachary to name just a few. The man wasn’t just an audio pioneer but a visual visionary as well. And he’ll be missed.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).

posted at 12:15 am
on Saturday, May 05th, 2012

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Cutting Room

Alive Inside is both a documentary about a social worker who creates a nonprofit organization called Music & Memory that fights dementia and memory loss through music and also the opposite of how I...

more »


Cutting Room

On Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm, you’re going to want your mommy. Sorry, I keep screwing these things up. I meant to say, you’re going to watch Mommy, the winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury...

more »


How to get Lonely, become Bulletproof, and create World Peace

If you’re lucky, on Wednesday Feb 25 and Thursday Feb 26, you’ll be lonely! Sorry, that should be “you’ll be at Lonely Boy,” an indie film screening at Aksarben Cinema at 7 pm both nights, with a Q&A...

more »


Cutting Room: Cannibalism, Comic Books and Cats

Tyrese Gibson, best known for playing the late Paul Walker’s unrequited love interest in 2 Fast 2 Furious, is openly campaigning to get the part of Green Lantern in upcoming DC comics movies. Oh,...

more »


Cutting Room: On Loitering, Lectures and Living in the Future

One of life’s many mysteries, at least to me, I’ve never understood what actually constitutes “loitering.” So color me double confused at Loitering With Intent. But I know where I can get some...

more »







Advanced Search