Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shrek 4.5?

Where's Keith Braithwaite when I need him? Why, even Albert Pyun doesn't stop by anymore... even when I flash the Pyun Signal in the sky.......... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... time to eat my cans of frosting some more. Well, this should come as little to no surprise. Of course, it's no Cars 2, but few can be. Larry the Cable Guy might stick out like a sore paw in this one. Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas team up for at least the third time for Puss in Boots. The other debuts this week include In Time, The Rum Diary and... Anonymous? That's this week, right? Oh dear. According to Variety, it's in limited release stateside. Still, I can't help but think that the Bard is smiling down on the film's failure. But let's get back to the other films. No one's raving about The Rum Diary, but I look on the bright side: Ebert gave it more stars than 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Then again, FLLV had a #1 opening weekend. Always a trade-off. Meanwhile, more Coen news keeps pouring in. Apparently Justin Timberlake has signed on to Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coens' next flic. Never underestimate the casting power of the director of photography: longtime Coen collaborator Roger Deakins was the camera guy on In Time. My other favourite example is Thomas Rosales Jr. who had semi-prominent roles in Heat and L.A. Confidential, both filmed by... the same Italian dude. Our guest has returned; I better go...

No comments: