Archive for 'Random Jabber'
Posted on25. Apr, 2013 by Mark Daponte.
Yes, George Lucas is doing it again…and again…and again. As in: Disney and Lucas Films announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters in the summer of 2015 and that every summer after that will offer a new “Star Wars” film. Sure, when “Star Wars came out, it was a different animal. But now, [...]
Posted on20. Mar, 2013 by Brad Liberti.
Sure, we all love handsome leading men, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender, but it doesn’t seem like anyone outside of rabid comic fan boys and pedigreed directors know of Mr. Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It’s a shame, because this kid’s the real deal. Blessed with Paul Newman’s dreamy baby-blues and Johnny Depp’s supernaturally perfect bone structure, his [...]
Posted on11. Mar, 2013 by Mark Daponte.
That great all-knowing sage, Alice Cooper, once warbled in 1969: “I’m a boy and I’m a man—“ Little did he know back in 1969, he could’ve been singing about Nicholas Hoult’s career choices in 2013. Now the BNH view…, sorta. Mr. Hoult, who is starring in “Jack the Giant Slayer,” has to decide who is [...]
Posted on07. Mar, 2013 by Mark Daponte.
We have a new long shot in the celebrity death lottery: Taylor Swift. Here’s a Ms. Swift quote for the ages that makes her seem aged: “I don’t wanna end up being awful and intolerable. Alone. Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine just complaining that my life [...]
Posted on19. Jan, 2013 by Mark Daponte.
Oh, what a fecal storm Notre Dame Linebacker/Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o has stirred up as news reports now say his dead-by-cancer girlfriend, Lennay Kekua (which, when spell backwards, makes as much sense as it does when spelled forward) never existed. What’s the big deal? Our Brave New Hollywood view: So he had an invisible [...]
Posted on20. Dec, 2012 by Mark Daponte.
Relax. This won’t be another anti-gun opinion piece or religious right-ish diatribe excoriating Hollywood for unleashing violent movies that leads a twisted mind to act upon his impulses and go hunt for humans. After all, if there wasn’t a mass audience for violent, bang-bang-bang movies, Hollywood would then incessantly churn out films like “Benji: Happy Dog Days [...]
Posted on25. Oct, 2012 by Mark Daponte.
…so far. That is, Ms. Deborah Ann Woll, the va-va-voom red headed vampire on HBO’S “True Blood,” who gets a guy’s blood flowing on…and off screen. And, with her appearance in another indie film “Are We Officially Dating” with co-star Zac Efron, she is amassing enough credits to be now called “an indie darling’’—a short [...]
Posted on14. Aug, 2012 by Mark Daponte.
A working, attractive actress directing a major film is like a baseball or football player coming out as gay while he’s still playing. Sure, for years, people say it will happen one day, but both haven’t. In both instances, these “players” only come out (i.e., ex-NFL’er Wade Davis, ex-MLB’er Glenn Burke) or get an opportunity to [...]
Posted on14. Jul, 2012 by Mark Daponte.
….looks like never! What does it say about our 50 states when “50 Shades of Grey” hits the 20 million mark in book sales? Plenty. A book about bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism mirrors America’s seemingly inherent need to often use violence not as a last resort to settle long standing disagreements with countries and individuals who [...]