For those six people out there absolutely desperate and anxious for that Teen Wolf remake, well, here's the first eight minutes to hold you over until its premiere.
The cast includes Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien and Crystal Reed and following its premiere at 11 p.m. on Sunday after the MTV Movie Awards, the show will air on Mondays at 10 p.m. And yes, that is the same time-slot that Skins held earlier this year. And yes, we do expect it to be just as terrible, especially since MTV exec David Janollari told The Hollywood Reporter that they were making this show for the "milleniels," a group of people who "watch entertainment on the internet." So, expect Teen Wolf to be a clip show of funny cat videos, I guess.
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Kristen Wiig showed David Letterman on The Late Show some of her failed SNL characters, including somebody who kayaks everywhere. Yes, kayaks everywhere. Good to hear that brilliant people, like the rest of us, sometime have ideas that, um, aren't the greatest.
Demetri Martin stopped by Conan to reveal some of his latest drawings, including everything from drunk ants to a close up of an albino. Also, he wants to plug Andy.
Chelsea Handler chatted with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night about her latest book -- a book in which she had all of her friends write funny stories because apparently that's what famous people do.
Jennifer Lopez -- a.k.a. People's most beautiful woman in the world -- talked with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show about what it's like to be so damn gorgeous. Also, she's looking to instigate some new rules in the NFL because, hey, she's Jennifer Lopez so, why not?
Keira Knightley stopped by The Daily Show and talked to Jon Stewart about what it was like to be in New York City when President Obama was elected. Supposedly, it was kind of like the Royal Wedding: Americans insanely and blindly celebrating -- just without the royalty.
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Alec Baldwin stopped by to chat with Jimmy Fallon and they both did Donald Trump impressions and, well, it was hilarious. I must say though, even though Baldwin's impressions are some of the best in the business, Fallon got him on this one. "The Beatles?! Who are these guys!"
Kate Hudson talked with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show (despite her "Pregnant Brain") about how she may abandon acting to become, simply, a handy woman. The first step? Getting a tool belt, obviously.
Eva Mendes explained to Conan that he looked much better with a beard and probably convinced him to grow it back someday. (Let's be honest though, what straight male wouldn't do anything and everything Eva Mendes requests?) He won't be growing a mustache though, because as Mendes says, those are only for pornos or delivering pizza -- or both!
Betty White chatted with David Letterman on the Late Show about her dating life just before something a little, err, awkward happened. Apparently, in her new book, there's a picture of Jay Leno interviewing White, but no evidence of Letterman. Ouch.
The first and most important thing you should know about Paramount Pictures’ Thor is that it’s not a laughably corny comic book adaptation. Though you might find it hokey to hear a bunch of muscled heroes talk like British royalty while walking around the American Southwest in LARP garb director Kenneth Branagh has condensed vast Marvel mythology to make an accessible straightforward fantasy epic. Like most films of its ilk I’ve got some issues with its internal logic aesthetic and dialogue but the flaws didn’t keep me from having fun with this extra dimensional adventure.
Taking notes from fellow Avenger Iron Man the story begins with an enthralling event that takes place in a remote desert but quickly jumps back in time to tell the prologue which introduces the audience to the shining kingdom of Asgard and its various champions. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin is heir to the throne but is an arrogant overeager and ill-tempered rogue whose aggressive antics threaten a shaky truce between his people and the frost giants of Jotunheim one of the universe’s many realms. Odin (played with aristocratic boldness by Anthony Hopkins) enraged by his son’s blatant disregard of his orders to forgo an assault on their enemies after they attempt to reclaim a powerful artifact banishes the boy to a life among the mortals of Earth leaving Asgard defenseless against the treachery of Loki his mischievous “other son” who’s always felt inferior to Thor. Powerless and confused the disgraced Prince finds unlikely allies in a trio of scientists (Natalie Portman Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings) who help him reclaim his former glory and defend our world from total destruction.
Individually the make-up visual effects CGI production design and art direction are all wondrous to behold but when fused together to create larger-than-life set pieces and action sequences the collaborative result is often unharmonious. I’m not knocking the 3D presentation; unlike 2010’s genre counterpart Clash of the Titans the filmmakers had plenty of time to perfect the third dimension and there are only a few moments that make the decision to convert look like it was a bad one. It’s the unavoidable overload of visual trickery that’s to blame for the frost giants’ icy weaponized constructs and other hybrids of the production looking noticeably artificial. Though there’s some imagery to nitpick the same can’t be said of Thor’s thunderous sound design which is amped with enough wattage to power The Avengers’ headquarters for a century.
Chock full of nods to the comics the screenplay is both a strength and weakness for the film. The story is well sequenced giving the audience enough time between action scenes to grasp the characters motivations and the plot but there are tangential narrative threads that disrupt the focus of the film. Chief amongst them is the frost giants’ fore mentioned relic which is given lots of attention in the first act but has little effect on the outcome. In addition I felt that S.H.I.E.L.D. was nearly irrelevant this time around; other than introducing Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye the secret security faction just gets in the way of the movie’s momentum.
While most of the comedy crashes and burns there are a few laughs to be found in the film. Most come from star Hemsworth’s charismatic portrayal of the God of Thunder. He plays up the stranger-in-a-strange-land aspect of the story with his cavalier but charming attitude and by breaking all rules of diner etiquette in a particularly funny scene with the scientists whose respective roles as love interest (Portman) friendly father figure (Skarsgaard) and POV character (Dennings) are ripped right out of a screenwriters handbook.
Though he handles the humorous moments without a problem Hemsworth struggles with some of the more dramatic scenes in the movie; the result of over-acting and too much time spent on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Luckily he’s surrounded by a stellar supporting cast that fills the void. Most impressive is Tom Hiddleston who gives a truly humanistic performance as the jealous Loki. His arc steeped in Shakespearean tragedy (like Thor’s) drums up genuine sympathy that one rarely has for a comic book movie villain.
My grievances with the technical aspects of the production aside Branagh has succeeded in further exploring the Marvel Universe with a film that works both as a standalone superhero flick and as the next chapter in the story of The Avengers. Thor is very much a comic book film and doesn’t hide from the reputation that its predecessors have given the sub-genre or the tropes that define it. Balanced pretty evenly between “serious” and “silly ” its scope is large enough to please fans well versed in the source material but its tone is light enough to make it a mainstream hit.
Will Ferrell did it! He finally did it! Last night, after threatening and threatening over the past month to remove Conan's beard, Ferrell followed up on his word last night and chopped it all off. Unfortunately for Conan though, I don't think Ferrell's ever shaved anyone before in his life -- either that, or it was all the blue water he drank.
Brian Williams chatted with David Letterman about when and how he learned about Osama Bin Laden's death. Turns out, he was notified by the White House because, apparently, he's kind of an important figure when it comes to news.
Judd Apatow talked with Jimmy Fallon about yacht rock and how nobody actually knows the words to any yacht rock songs; everybody just hums along with their Kermit-style voice, hoping to grab a syllable or two.
Paul Walker stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and chatted about cars because, well, that's apparently all Paul Walkers existence has come to be: cars. Well, and saying "bro" way too many times all of his movies.
After delivering a surprisingly touching performance in Soul Surfer, Helen Hunt is continuing an apparent quest for career resuscitation through the indie world -- despite being a Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner. According to Variety, the actress just signed on for The Surrogate with John Hawkes (Winter's Bone). The drama centers on a paraplegic polio victim who must deal with his various physical ailments. Hawkes will play Mark O'Brien, who lived the majority of his life paralyzed from the waste down in an iron lung. The story will follow Hunt as a sex surrogate contacted by O'Brien to take his virginity as she struggles to understand what her life has become both personally and professionally and how to explain that to her 12-year-old boy. It actually sounds like a very moving narrative, the stuff that the term "Oscar bait" was created for.
Moon Bloodgood and Rhea Perlman will co-star in the picture while veteran TV helmer Ben Lewin, himself a polio survivor, is writing and directing the pic.
Last Saturday's (16Apr11) Hollywood Bites Back charity comedy show in Los Angeles, which featured turns from David Arquette, Sarah Silverman and Conan O'Brien, helped raise more than $750,000 (£468,750) for the Comedy Fights Malaria campaign. The initiative aims to stamp out the disease in Africa.
One of biggest changes Conan made to his new show, he made to his face. Specifically it was his beard. That he grew. But that’s about to change. Will Ferrell is promising (threatening?) to shave it off when he is a guest on May 2nd. He’s made two videos on two different days (though he’s somehow wearing the same clothes in each) promising that it’s coming off. Needless to say, he’s coming off a little crazy, but when does Will Ferrell not come off as crazy?
The first video aired Monday night as part of Conan’s “Haha, I Found An Error” contest.
The second came during Tina Fey’s interview. Fun note - Tina Fey always has the best clips when she comes on Conan. Just thought I’d share that with you.
Ricky Gervais chatted with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show about what it's like to host the Golden Globes and do a terrific job. Also, how comedians are losers.
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Seth Meyers stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman and explained how he went and hung out with Martha Stewart at her house. You know, the typical day: eating lunch, chatting, and feeding donkeys. Yup. Donkeys.
Matthew Morrison talked with Conan about his terribly traumatic weekend full of rats. Giant, flesh-eating, disgusting rats. Also, the technology of hair.
Jimmy Fallon is living the dream. On Late Night last night, he and Paul Simon played a rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Cecilia" with the performance group Stomp providing the beat -- and it was nothing short of awesome.
Also on Late Night, Fallon talked with Donald Glover about an interesting Twitter experience that Glover had lately: watching and twitpic-ing people having sex in Bank of America in Manhattan. Eesh.
Danny McBride chatted with Conan about insulting British people with his accent in Your Highness and the inception of the movie. Apparently, he came up with the idea of a drunk and high Lord of the Rings-style quest when, well, he was (probably) drunk and high.
Don Rickles stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to share what he really thinks of Regis Philbin, and what he really thinks is that he's like Charlie Sheen and he's "got a problem," except the only problem is that we don't really understand what he means.
Matthew Morrison talked with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show about how NYU's Tisch School of Arts gave him an extremely prestigious alumni award. There's one major problem: he didn't graduate!