Two comedies hit the theatres this week. One is the certified fresh Horrible Bosses starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston. On the other end is the critically panned Kevin James comedy Zookeeper. Have fun at the movies this week folks… Anyway, kicking off this entry is Olivia Wilde in her latest photoshoot with Marie Claire. No she doesn’t appear in any of the aforementioned flicks.
After the jump, more Michael Bay plagiarized Michael Bay, revisiting Ridley Scott’s epic Kingdom of Heaven, Batman is bad for Gotham City, advertisers are ruining reruns of How I Met Your Mother, Field of Dreams 2 and David Choi’s latest music video.
With Shia LaBeouf vowing not to return to the Transformers franchise, that’ll be it for the current film trilogy. Most studios would continue to milk the franchise by doing a reboot in several years time, but thankfully that’s not the plan. Another set of the Transformer trilogy might rise, but definitely not a reboot according to one of its producers. (Slashfilm)
Here’s a behind the scenes look at the sound design of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Aside from the usual “it’s amazing to work with Michael Bay” moments, it’s fascinating to see how something so small can lead to something so amazing in the finished product. (Vimeo)
If you thought one of the action sequences in Transformers: Dark of the Moon looked familiar… you were right! Turns out Michael Bay recycled some stock footage for the latest robot actioner. So I guess he just ummm… plagiarized himself? (Moviefone)
While I never hated the theatrical version of Kingdom of Heaven, I did think it was a flawed film. I enjoyed it but after seeing the director’s cut, I have to admit the version that I saw in theatres was rather pathetic. Anyway, here’s a nice article revisiting the film and discusses how awesome the director’s cut of the film is. (Joblo)
It’s summer movie body count time! Based on the number of deaths featured in the film, perhaps Transformers: Dark of the Moon just demonstrated how the PG-13 rating in the US has failed. Then again, no one really cares about the silly ratings system anyway. Oh by the way, *spoilers beware*! (Entertainment Weekly)
Is Batman bad for Gotham City? This scripted discussion in a coffee shop offers some valid (yet hilarious) points about how superheros like Batman might be doing more damage than good. (Cracked)
In anticipation of the final Harry Potter film next week, let’s take a look back and rank the previous films based on reviews. Based on the Tomatometer, let’s just say that the critics also agree with my pick for the best Potter flick in the franchise so far. (Rotten Tomatoes)
For those that missed the Harry Potter premiere recently, here’s some photos from the event. (Movieline)
Could this be true? The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer is reportedly attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2! (Superhero Hype)
For those who missed it in the theatres. Here’s a look at the Easter Eggs featured in Cars 2. (Collider)
Want Carl and Ellie’s dream house from the film Up? Well you can get a real life replica of it for about $400k! (Cinema Blend)
I won’t be seeing the film Zookeeper because it just looks bad. Meanwhile PETA won’t be seeing the film because they’re accusing the folks behind the film of animal cruelty. (Orlando Sentinel)
Watch Justin Timberlake try and fail horribly at various sports. Yes, this video is ridiculously long with a run time of 6 minutes plus! (NY Mag)
So Hugh Grant may have been absent from film for a while (which may be a good thing since Did You Hear About the Morgans was atrocious), but what has he been up to? Taking down News of the World of course! So he doesn’t have the best choice in films but at least he earned himself some bonus cool points for awesomely defeating his foe in the debate about phone hacking. (BBC)
Nothing is sacred anymore! Advertisements are being digitally inserted into How I Met Your Mother reruns! (Slashfilm)
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the original The Office first started airing. In celebration of that, Ricky Gervais talks about the creative process behind the show. (Entertainment Weekly)
Another TV related item. Here’s a nice short article discussing about how TV spoilers should be handled by the critics out there. (Slashfilm)
I really liked the film Field of Dreams and thankfully a sequel never came out of it. With the NFL season in jeopardy, Funny or Die decided to finally go ahead with a mock sequel… this time with a football twist. Here’s a look at Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout.
I’m not sure people would really want “friends with benefits” as their relationship status on Facebook but at least this makes for an entertaining PSA from Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
Singer/songwriter David Choi just recently completed his Asia Pacific/Australia tour and what perfect timing to cap it all off with a brand new music video. Directed by Wong Fu Productions, here’s his latest MV called By My Side.