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Pop quiz, hot shot. How many Clash of the Titans movies does this modern world need? One? No. Two? Not even close. How about three Clash of the Titans movies, ah-ha-ha. Yes, Warner Bros. is already prepping a third Clash of the Titans film, which will most likely come complete with a terribly muted, dark and blurry 3D post-conversion. You know, for the kids.
You know what I’ve been longing to see? Brian Cox playing Zach Galifianakis’ father in a movie. Luckily, there will be such a film called Dog Fight, a political comedy directed by Jay Roach and also starring Will Ferrell. It will be nice to see Cox try a little levity, as he’s known to do from time to time.
Our own dangerous duo of ladies — Kate Erbland and Allison Loring — will be wining and dining it up at AFI Fest later this week, and have each already offered up a list of movies they can’t wait to see. For an outside perspective, I’d recommend the astute master gentleman James Rocchi over at The Hit List and his Ten Must-Sees for LA’s AFI Film Fest article. The man has taste.
Have you ever wondered how many explosions Michael Bay has placed on screen for your endless enjoyment? Well, thanks to this infographic from Frankenspace (found via Vulture), we know that it’s almost 1,000. And knowledge is power, as they say. Click it below to see it in all of its Bayhem-touting glory.
It’s been rumored that a lot of new information about the upcoming Bond 23 (or whatever they’re going to call it) will be dropping in the next week or so. To keep up with such information, you have two options: (1) you can follow the Official James Bond Facebook Page and learn “facts” or (2) you can just continue to read Film School Rejects and we’ll give you those same facts, plus jazz hands.
It appears as if Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace will be teaming up on an action thriller called Dead Man Down. According to Dark Horizons, “Farrell plays Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution.” It will be directed by the guy who made that original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie.
All hail Jon Defreest, the internet’s modern tease-o-matic. From his (spoilery) Gustavo Fring Halloween mask to his Ron Swanson Turf ‘n Turf frozen dinners, Jonny Etc. has filled his portfolio with all the greatest pop culture things and doo-dads that you’ll never, ever own. But they are so sweet. His latest creation only takes this to the next level, placing Walter White, Dexter and The Walking Dead on pairs of custom Chuck Taylors. Damnit, I want these:
Fact of the night: Did you know that the Todd Phillips produced Project X — which debuted its first trailer today — was written by Michael Bacall, the co-writer of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World? There’s something inside me that feels as if this project could either be a brilliant lampoon of the found footage and teen sex comedy genres or there’s a big monster that destroys New York. Either way, it could be fun.
We close tonight with an NSFW promo for “Yuletide Jamz,” a Harold and Kumar joint. Their movie is in theaters this week, so expect a fair amount of shenanigans to hit the web. I’m also told that the film will be entertaining.