The trailer for Super — which is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither) and stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, and Nathan Fillion — makes it look like the kind of movie we originally thought that Kick-Ass was going to be: a warped indie comedy about wannabe superheros. Wilson plays a sad sack who decides to suit up as “Crimson Bolt” after his hot wife (Tyler) dumps him for a smarmy drug dealer (Bacon). Ellen Page is the comic book store clerk who helps educate him on the cannon before eventually slipping into a mask and tights as his sidekick, “Boltie.” We’ll definitely be checking this one out when it hits theaters on April 1st, if only to squirm over the idea of sexual tension between Wilson and Page. How about you? … Read More
What you see above — a larger than life-size bust of Kevin Bacon made entirely out of bacon — is the work of artist Mike Lahue. J & D Foods, a Seattle-based company that makes bacon products, in partnership with bacon-crafting website What Do Bacon Do?, commissioned the sculpture, which is currently … Read More
First there was Scarlett Johansson’s album of Tom Waits covers, then her musical collaboration with Pete Yorn. Now we get Scarlett Johansson: film director. These Vagabond Shoes was originally cut from the anthology of shorts known as New York I Love You (an unfortunate spin-off from the French’s love note to their capital, Paris, je t’aime), and has now hit the internets for our viewing pleasure (in Russian, no less). The premise is simple, the cast is small (Kevin Bacon), and the cinematography gets a boost from the fact that it’s shot in black and white. While it’s obviously an amateur effort, Johansson manages to capture some poignant images as Bacon, in Don Draper attire, makes his way through the urban jungle of Manhattan to Coney Island’s seashore.
Watch and let us know what you think. … Read More
1. Leonard Dicaprio — rumored to be at the top of Martin Scorsese’s list for that Frank Sinatra biopic — is taking singing lessons to improve his odds. [via The Sun]
2. By scooping up Zac Efron’s sloppy seconds, Chace Crawford has made it 100 percent easier for tweens to enjoy six degrees of Kevin… Read More
Danny “Hokey Gokey” Gokey, the cheesiest thing to come out of Wisconsin since sharp cheddar, was served his walking papers on American Idol’s anti-climactic semi-final closer. The one downside is that we’re stuck with Adam Lambert for another week. But, hey, at least we don’t have to watch HG make that queer heart shape with his hands anymore. … Read More
Today I flew on a plane to Park City. My flight left at 9 a.m. and it was snowing and freezing in New York. It was a ‘Sundance’ flight — full of people who seemed to know each other and were all going to the festival.
Stella [Schnabel] was on the flight, so were my… Read More
2. You can thank a bunch of exercise-happy tourists and 250 hours of feverish pedaling for the blazing 2009 sign in Times Square tonight. You can also… Read More