Cutting Room for November 23

  • As someone who still giggles at the arc of Ice Cube’s career, you’ll find me chortling in the corner over this news: he’s gonna write and star in another Friday movie, possibly with Chris Tucker coming back. Tucker hasn’t made a non-Rush Hour movie since the Clinton administration, while Cube has been busy switching from “keeping it real” to “keeping it real…obvious how much I love Coors Light!” Who knows if they’ll recapture the magic of the original, but they will capture some cash.
  • Amy Adams must have really loved her work in The Muppets. Why else would she agree to star in another film with an oddly assembled character with ridiculous eyebrows, saggy facial features and a strangely gruff voice? That’s right, Adams will appear with Clint Eastwood in, Trouble with the Curve, about a baseball scout going on one last trip with his daughter. Eastwood said he was done acting after Gran Torino. Then again, he also says he likes Herman Cain for president, so I suppose we have to consider the source.
  • After much deliberation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made what I believe to be their first correct decision: They’re bringing Ricky Gervais back to host the Golden Globes. Despite having savaged such legendary icons as Tim Allen, Gervais has been given another chance to make an awards show actually entertaining. In related news, Billy Crystal is hard at work penning a Monica Lewinsky joke for the Oscars.
  • After nearly five decades, the world is finally getting a big-screen Dr. Who movie. Set to be directed by David Yates, this is news that sure to leave die-hard fans of the phonebooth enthusiast and people who have never heard of the character saying “Who!” or “Who?”

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posted at 11:21 am
on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

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