Protests

Now that the L.A. portion of shooting for Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises is finishing up, the production is packing up and getting ready to head out to New York City. And according to 24 Frames, someone working on the the film who has access to the actors’ schedules says that those in the movie have been briefed that while in New York they may be filming scenes that take place at the Occupy Wall Street protests. What sort of craziness is this? Well apparently there are scenes of civil unrest in TDKR and instead of going through the trouble of making his own, fake protests, Nolan would like to see if he could add some authenticity to his film by using a real street movement as a backdrop. Everything that TDKR is actually doing is, of course, super secret. The movie doesn’t even film under its own name, it films under the code name “Magnus Rex,” so whether any of this talk about protest shooting is real or not is hard to confirm. This news is coming from one source that has contacted the L.A. Times, so to believe is to have faith in them. If shooting that takes place at the protests actually does become a reality, it’s interesting to imagine how the social movement would respond to having a big Hollywood production in their midst. Would they see the movie industry as a tool of corporate greed and try to disrupt the shootings? […]

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Profanity is no longer a problem in today’s society. Instead of the censors clipping around real swear words, they’re on the look-out for the new seven dirty words, the heavy seven that will infect your soul, curve your spine and keep the country from winning the war on terror.

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Sally Hawkins Joins

Last year, we fell in love with Sally Hawkins, and this year she wants our sex. Maybe not “our sex” necessarily, but she wants sex of some kind. Or at least she’s starring in a film called We Want Sex. You do the math.

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Don

I have found myself on an email splattercast courtesy of Rajan Zed, a self-proclaimed “prominent Indo-American leader.” Yes, while the Guru Pitka seems to be stalking our illustrious Executive Editor Neil Miller, I’m the target of this Indo-American media hound.

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Mike Myers and Jessica Alba in The Love Guru

Apparently a group of Hindu leaders are planning on protesting Mike Myers’ upcoming cinematic travesty The Love Guru for its lampooning of their religion. Lila D. Sharma, president of the India Heritage Panel in Chandigarh, India, has said, “Hollywood is trying to make money by laughing at our holy men and in the process creating a stereotype.”

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