Barack Obama, Round 2. Barack Obama: The Sequel. Barack Obama Returns, Redux, Reloaded, Revisited, Rises, Strikes Back, New and Improved, Electric Boogaloo, and Back in the Habit. The man has been reelected as President of the United States of America, which means we're all set to gear up for the follow-up to the blockbuster hit (albeit with mixed critical reception), Obama: First Term.
The pres has been through this whole shebang before. Having run our nation for the past four years, we've got to assume he knows the drill enough to kick off his second go at achieving world peace... or whatever the goal is here. Going to Mars? Building the world's tallest skyscraper? What's at the top of your list, Mr. President?
Even with one fifth a score under his belt, there's always room for advice. Obama would be wise to follow the sage words of people who've dealt with the position before. Not real presidents like Bill Clinton, the Bushes, and Jimmy Carter. What do they know? No, we're talkin' the real Oval Office heroes. The ones from movies!
Open your ears to the wisdom of your predecessors, Barry-O. These quick quips might be all you need to bring your nation to safety in a clean 90 minute story one day."Never let anybody on your plane." – President James Marshall (Harrison Ford in Air Force One)
"Presidents are like sharks. If we stop moving for even one second, we'll die. Walk and talk, walk and talk!" – President Jed Bartlett (Martin Sheen on The West Wing)
"Don't sweat any crisis too much. A construction team will inevitably solve all your problems." – the president from Armageddon (Stanley Anderson)
"It's very important that you always... ah, who cares. Everyone's going to forget about your presidency and go see the Michael Bay one instead, anyway." – President Beck (Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact)
"People are there for your amusement. Give them crossbows and watch what happens." – President Snow (Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games)
"Instantly incarcerate or deport anyone who looks like you... unless you want to end up strapped to a hospital bed for the final year of your presidency." – President Bill Mitchell (Kevin Kline in Dave)
"Not every American voice counts... but Kevin Costner does." – President Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer in Swing Vote)
"Stock your cabinet with other characters played by the same actor who plays you. It works for greater harmony in decision making." – President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
"A good secret agent can make up for a staff of evil associates, and a none-too-loyal wife." – President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert on 24)
"Kill those f***ing Cylons." – President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica)[Photo Credit: ]
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The film legends will portray four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.
Last Vegas (corr) will also feature Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara and Roger Bart, and the movie will be directed by National Treasure's Jon Turteltaub.
It is scheduled to hit cinemas on 20 December, 2013.
The film, The Last of Robin Hood, will focus on the final days of Flynn's life, just before the swashbuckler died from a heart attack, aged 50.
At the time, he was allegedly romancing teenage newcomer Beverly Aadland.
Susan Sarandon has signed on to play the youngster's mother, Florence, who wrote a book about the scandalous affair between her daughter and Flynn.
Production on the film is set to begin in January (13), according to Variety.
College. A time to find yourself, grow, branch out, and... endure yet another love triangle. Glee's heroine Rachel Berry has been the object of many a rivalry: Finn vs. Puck, Finn vs. Jesse, Finn vs. Jacob Ben Israel. But a new basis for conflict is on the horizon: with Rachel and Finn still in love, but many miles apart, it leaves their relationship on uneven ground. Fox has announced two new cast members for the upcoming season of Glee, and one will present a bit of a conflict in the realm of the Rachel/Finn department: Dean Geyer (Terra Nova) will play NYADA student Brody Weston, who develops an interest in freshman Rachel. Also joining the Glee cast is Jacob Artist, who will play Puck's trouble-making half-brother. Both actors will appear in the series' season premiere on Thursday, Sept. 13.
More info straight from Fox: Animation Domination is lining up several impressive stars to lend their voices to The Simpsons, the Seth MacFarlane lot, and Bob's Burgers for each program during the upcoming television season:The Simpsons: Zooey Deschanel returns to Springfield as Mary, Bart's estranged wife and daughter of Cletus the Slackjawed Yokel.The Cleveland Show: Kanye West and Bryan Cranston return to the series, with newcomers Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Sofia Vergara and Nick Offerman.Family Guy: Johnny Depp brings his Edward Scissordhands character to Family Guy; Jon Hamm, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Banks, Ryan Reynolds, J.J. Abrams, Christina Milian, and Dick Wolf will also make appearances.American Dad: Patrick Stewart returns to the show as Stan's boss Avery Bullock, with Sarah Michelle Geller, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Danny Glover, and Hogwarts grad Rupert Grint also appearing.Bob's Burgers: Zach Galifianakis will play a department store owner in love with a mannequin; Nick Offerman joins this show as well, along with real life wife (and Parks and Rec ex-wife) Megan Mullally, and Parks costar Aziz Ansari. Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, and Kevin Kline also appear.A piece of unconfirmed news surrounding the HBO series Game of Thrones: Screen Crush mentions Misfits star Iwan Rheon as a possible new cast member. Rheon, who played Simon Bellamy on the outstanding United Kingdom sci-fi series, has been mentioned in attachment to the character Ramsay Snow, a.k.a. Ramsay Bolton, the bastard son of Roose Bolton.
Speaking of superhero veterans: TVLine reports that Jack Coleman, star of NBC's Heroes (as well as a recurring player on The Vampire Diaries), will be taking a role on Castle as a problematic U.S. Senator... kind of like he does on The Office.
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Jamie Foxx is the true purveyor of the American dream. The man started out as a mentally ill derelict but might now serve as the president of the United States of America. Deadline reports that Foxx is in talks to join the cast of Roland Emmerich's White House Down, an action-thriller about a militant group that invades the White House in an attempt to capture the first family. Channing Tatum is already set to play the central character, a Secret Service agent who defends the POTUS (I've been watching a lot of Veep).
Foxx might be the next to join Hollywood's Hall of Presidents — a community diverse in many ways, most of all competence. Here's a quick look back at some of the other fine actors who have led the United States of America through some of its most trying, yet highest grossing, periods in national history... to varying degrees of success.
Harrison Ford (Air Force One)
Served During: The Great Plane Exodus
Campaign Slogan: “Get off my plane… and on my bandwagon!”
Legacy: Terrorists running scared.
Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games)
Served During: The Games of Hunger
Campaign Slogan: “This is pretty much a dictatorship, so you don’t really have a choice.”
Legacy: A whole lot of kids killing each other and widespread famine, but a big boost in the entertainment industry.
Stanley Anderson (The Rock and Armageddon)
Served During: AlcaGate, and The Meteor Crisis of 1998
Campaign Slogan: “Where there is a Michael Bay movie, I will preside over it.”
Legacy: I'm sure he'll get another shot in Ninja Turtles.
Morgan Freeman (Deep Impact)
Served During: The Other Meteor Crisis of 1998
Campaign Slogan: “It doesn’t even matter what I say, you love my voice. I support book burning and nuclear war. You’ll still elect me.”
Legacy: Nobody remembers. Damn Ben Affleck movie...
Jack Nicholson (Mars Attacks!)
Served During: The Golden Age of Tim Burton
Campaign Slogan: “You can't handle the — wait, that's not right. Here's Johnny?”
Legacy: He gave the world Natalie Portman.
Peter Baker (The Day After Tomorrow)
Served During: The Cold War
Campaign Slogan: “Global warming, shmobal shmarming!”
Legacy: And now, announcing his successor...
Kevin Kline (Dave)
Served During: The Gemini Period
Campaign Slogan: “Don't tell anyone, but I'm not actually the president.”
Legacy: Sometimes, you've just got to roll up your sleeves and pass the buck onto Ben Kingsley.
Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
Served During: The Nuclear Apocalypse
Campaign Slogan: “I don't need your votes. I play every other person in this movie. I make up the majority of the population.”
Legacy: He didn't do great...
Martin Sheen (The American President and The West Wing)
Served During: The Sorkin Period
Campaign Slogan: “I won’t let my son anywhere near the White House.”
Legacy: Whole lotta walk-and-talks.
James Rebhorn (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
Served During: Moosifest Destiny
Campaign Slogan: "I’m bound to play the president eventually — I’m in every movie ever made!”
Legacy: The government nearly fell victim to a literal mole in the White House.
Dennis Quaid (American Dreamz)
Served During: The Age of American Idolatry
Campaign Slogan: “Try and guess which president I’m making fun of.”
Legacy: A kid got blown up on live national television. Otherwise, all good.
Bill Pullman (Independence Day)
Served During: The Era of Great Movie Speeches
Campaign Slogan: “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! … I made that up.”
Legacy: We beat 'em.
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You might have thought that Charlie Kaufman depressed himself into a professional coma after the outstanding but dangerous-to-watch-if-you're-going-through-some-stuff Synecdoche, New York. Since the film, which came out in 2008, Kaufman hasn't released any new projects. But apparently, he was just saving up his energy for his own personal artistic renaissance. Adding to his existing pile, which includes two movies and a novel, Kaufman is creating a television series for HBO, which will star frequent collaborator Catherine Keener.
The details of the program are still vague, but it is reported to focus on how different preceding events might affect a single day in a woman's (Keener, one would imagine) life. Sounds a bit like a take on the Butterfly Effect, but, considering the parties involved, probably a lot better than The Butterfly Effect.
This will Kaufman's first foray into television since the 1990s, when he worked on programs like Ned and Stacey and The Dana Carvey Show. That was all before we really knew what Charlie Kaufman was, so this new project will likely be more in step with his film work.
Presently, Kaufman has the star-studded take on the world of Internet blogging, Frank or Francis, on the horizon. The film features Keener alongside Adaptation's Nicolas Cage, Steve Carell, Jack Black, and Kevin Kline. Kaufman is also writing the screenplay for the Chaos Walking adaptation, The Knife of Never Letting Go.
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Sophie's Choice co-stars Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep are teaming up for a one-night-only stage reading of Shakespeare's classic romance Romeo & Juliet at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre in New York. The 18 June (12) event will be part of the Shakespeare in the Park series' 50th anniversary.
Meryl Streep is probably the most talented actress alive today, but does that mean she can play a teenager experiencing her first (and final) romance? In June, you'll be able to find out (if you can afford the $1,500 tickets.)
The 62-year-old actress is set to play Juliet opposite Kevin Kline's Romeo in a special one-night-only reading of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in Central Park. The June 18 event is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park series. Streep has appeared in five of the productions, but she's certainly never played a character nearly five decades younger than herself.
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The actress was working for an organisation that sought out foster homes for strays at the time and she'd bring different pooches to rehearsals.
Eventually, Kline fell in love with one and took him home.
He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "I knew immediately he was the one... She would come to rehearsal with different dogs every few days. She walked in with this dog and my kids had been saying they wanted a dog, so I saw this dog and said, 'I want that; that's the one'.
"He had such character but he was a wreck. He weighed about nine pounds and now he's almost 30. He was very unhealthy but had a marvellous spirit.
"I brought him home and the kids named him Joe. I would've given him something a little more pretentious, like Hamlet or Cyrano or Fidel! I like Joe, it's simple except to a dog it sounds like 'No', so he gets very confused."