Cutting Room for October 25

  • Although they had me at “friend green beans” and “not completely butchering the movie experience just because they are a big cineplex,” Aksarben Cinema (aksarbencinema.com) apparently wants me to love them more. How else do you explain the addition of Aksarben Café, which will offer casual entrees like cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, tacos and more food that should get in my belly. Wisely, the theater is opting not to ruin the movie experience by serving food in the theater, you have to go to the lobby yourself. Hey, the extra walk will do you good after you order that cheeseburger anyway.
  • Ben Affleck will quickly learn that if he says anything, and I do mean anything, about his role as Batman in the upcoming Batman vs Superman we will freak out. In a casual interview, Affleck let slip that director Zack Snyder has a “surprising” take on the character. Cue the Internet speculation based on one word! My guess: the new direction is apathetic. Bat-fleck just sits on a couch yelling “Robin! Robin! Hey, Robin! The Joker did stuff again, can you get that!”
  • I know I’m in the minority on this, but the recently announced Thanksgiving special on ABC called “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” has me crazy happy. Not only do I tend to give Ms. Gaga a lot of love for her pop art antics, but The Muppets are back on TV, which is an early Christmas miracle. With news that Sir Elton John and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will appear, this is as excited as I have been for a holiday special since they canceled “Robocop on Ice.”
  • We may not get an Entourage movie because Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon are pissed about how much money Jeremy Piven is set to make for reprising his role from the HBO show. So, if you have time to send a thank you card to Piven’s ego for preventing this trainwreck from unfolding, please do so.

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posted at 07:20 pm
on Friday, October 25th, 2013

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