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We begin tonight with a bit of a caption contest — because it’s been a boring end to a boring week and this is my column so I’ll do what I want. The above photo is one of a new batch from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, a behind the scenes pic of Bella (Kristen Stewart, who seems very scantily clad in all photos, if you’re into that sort of thing), Edward (Robert Pattinson, sans sparkle) and director Bill Condon. Dear reader, what do you suppose Mr. Condon is saying to the happy couple?
Have you guys seen the footage of two Avengers teaming up in the streets of Cleveland, fighting off the mo-cap marauders from Mars? I can’t confirm anything related to other planets, but I can confirm that Thor and Captain America are definitely in this potentially spoilery set video from The Avengers:
If Ridley Scott is going to bring back everything from the past, so is his brother. Tony Scott is in talks to direct a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western classic The Wild Bunch. Mark my words: if Ernest Borgnine doesn’t cameo, I’m going to be very angry.
Those darned toys just won’t go away. With a rumored fourth Toy Story film in the works, Disney is also bringing Buzz, Woody and the gang back in a new short called Small Fry, which will debut with The Muppets. Best of all is the news that Angus MacLane, one of Pixar’s most talented hopefully-someday-soon-feature-directors, will be directing.
Speaking of Disney, Pixar and things Angus MacLane have been involved in together, here’s a sweet little robot graphic found via /Film. It asks the eternal question: Where’s Wall-E?
Zombie police offers need many things in order to keep the world safe — but more than anything, they need Mary-Louise Parker. She’s signed on to play the lady in charge of R.I.P.D, the zombie cop story starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon.
Riley Keough is best known as Elvis’ granddaughter and for being a looker. But now you’ll know her as something else — a girl who did some pole-dancing for Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike. Apparently she beat out Lindsay Lohan for the role. Uh-oh! Drama!
Apparently Rowan Atkinson is still around. I watch the BBC, how did I not know this?
According to a report from an anonymous person online (who could very well be a Disney employee for all we know), The Muppets is “the best Muppet movie since The Muppet Movie.” Seeing as that time period includes A Muppet Christmas Carol, I’m going to go ahead and denounce this report as completely false. Because that’s impossible. That said, the positive buzz is nice to see.
Good for Woody Allen. After all those years of making hundreds of films that only ever made a little money, he’s on top of the world. Midnight in Paris is primed to cross the $50 million mark. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s still in theaters and won’t leave, but it’s success all the same.
Tonight ends with another bit of Wall-E, mostly because I love that little guy. So does video cliptologist Harry Hanrahan, who has created this very unnerving short called Wall-E: The Cannibal Years: