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Hugh Jackman's in four films this year? Wow. And at least two of them look good, LOL. ;)

So far there's been X3 and upcoming is Scoop (which I've already seen and in which he was very good but there is entirely too much Woody Allen in the film. And, sadly, after the hotness that was Match Point Hugh's scenes with Scarlett Johansson are very chaste. Still, perhaps worth a matinee.)

Upcoming:

The Prestige (or my most anticipated movie of 2006!) Hugh and Scarlett again and Christian Bale. In a film by Christopher Nolan that looks quite dark? *loves* Trailer

The Fountain, which features my girl crush Rachel Weisz and is directed by Darren Aronofsky. This could be awful but I'm intrigued. I loved Pi (the best thinkie movie ever?) but never saw Requiem for a Dream. Trailer

What else? Nothing decent is opening this weekend. Everything looks just awful. Perversely, I want to see Miami Vice (which opens next week) despite advance word that it's a bomb and my intense dislike of Jamie Foxx, post-Oscar. It's Michael Mann, after all, and when has he made a bad film? *thinks* Well, the ending of Collateral was a complete copout, and the movie definitely had its issues (the hitman visits the cabbie's mom in the hospital?!!) but I do so love the mood Mann always creates in his films. Oh wait -- Ali! Now, THAT was unwatchable! I had the stomach flu when I went to see it and every time I came back from the bathroom (yes, very unfortunate), I asked my friend what was going on and she kept saying, "I have no idea!" You never got any sense of how much time had passed in between scenes or even who different characters were! I never did see the whole thing, because, why bother?

And now for some fun: Has everyone seen the "The Internet is a series of tubes" dance remix vid?

Here's a Daily Show clip for the backstory. And then this very funny followup.

And lastly, someone linked to this the other day and it's hysterically funny: Star Trek/Holy Grail spoof. Proving that Star Trek: TOS is the campiest show ever not to actually feature drag queens.

Ahh, the glory of Youtube! See, the internet *is* a series of tubes!! ;)

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inthekeyofd
Jul. 22nd, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
I can't stand Woody Allen, but Ian is in it, but still, I can't stand Woody.

But after seeing the preview for The Prestige, I have to see that movie, it will be unreal!!!

And I'm so loving YouTube, there is some great music on it.
halfdutch
Jul. 22nd, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ian was really funny. And there's a BtVS cameo towards the very end! But yeah, a little Woody goes a loooooong way. He should really stop being in his own films, other than a walk-on, like Hitchcock.

I'm DYING for The Prestige. The title's a little wonky but it looks fantastic.

Youtube is my new best friend. Seriously. Old music vids, naughty QAF clips and BBM parodies galore and so much other great stuff!
slashfictionfan
Jul. 22nd, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
"tubes* ... fabulous. I always wondered how it worked, and lo... I understand *snort*
Thanks for sharing, I hadn't see these clips..

ps. 'Manhunter' is one of my favs, but you couldn't pay me to watch Miami Vice *g*
halfdutch
Jul. 22nd, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
Hee! I actually came across those clips thanks to a news story on Yahoo!

I love Manhunter (and Heat). I'm hearing mixed stuff about Miami Vice but well, we'll see! (And you couldn't pay to see me anything coming out this weekend, except maybe 'Monster House.')
vixerunt
Jul. 22nd, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing Miami Vice. It has three things I really like - Michael Mann, Colin Farrell and Gong Li so that should make it enjoyable (Emphasis on should, of course!).

I might see Scoop but I have to say I'm more excited about Allen's next one with Farrell and Ewan McGregor ;-)
halfdutch
Jul. 22nd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
Let's hope it's Ok! I think people were expecting more of a Charlie's Angels sendup or lots of pastel and crocodiles but even tho Michael Mann created the original Miami Vice, he's just gritty, gritty, gritty since then! Not that it wasn't gritty for its time. ;)

Ooh, I've been seeing pics from Colin & Ewan on the set - didn't realize that was a Woody Allen film! Well, at least he's hiring good actors these days and not, say, Jason Biggs!!
vixerunt
Jul. 23rd, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
I grew up watching Miami Vice and I have to say, I'm glad they didn't go for an exact copy (Pastel and all) or a spoof. I really enjoy Michael Mann's work. I have faith that he can pull it off but I won't know anything until I've got my large popcorn and my feet propped up on the back of the chair in front of me ;-)

Plus, I get to see Colin and Li on screen together (Probably naked - so bonus!). She's gorgeous and I'm pretty sure that if I could get used to his hair in Alexander after the first ten minutes, his mustache in MV will be a snap!
halfdutch
Jul. 23rd, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
OMG, the original pilot of Miami Vice is on NBC right now! I haven't seen it since it first aired. Wow, Sonny is SOOOO Sawyer! LOL. I remember how he rocked the stubble, but the rest, hee. ;) Someone once suggested that Don Johnson (or backup option, Dirk Benedict) should play either Sawyer's father or the real Mr. Sawyer if they ever need that. But now that they want to make Locke's dad the real Mr. Sawyer -- eh. They blew a golden opportunity!

Anyway, I appreciate the original and I kind of have an itch to watch them all again on DVD.

I saw Phone Boone but I drew the line at Alexander for Colin. ;) But a gritty crime thriller? Yeah, I think I can see that. I did see SWAT after all, and that was pretty lame. Maybe time for Colin to stop remaking tv shows from the 70s & 80s?
vixerunt
Jul. 23rd, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
I watched the whole pilot. Boooy, that took me back! LOL I used to have such a crush on Don Johnson and yeah, I can totally see him playing Sawyer's dad. They even have the same mannerisms. It's perfect!
demonqueen666
Jul. 22nd, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
And of course, Jon had to get him to say he was a PC. *snerks* I love the Daily Show.
halfdutch
Jul. 22nd, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
I know! You never know how much of that they set up in advance (all of it?) but that was damned amusing. I adore Jon Stewart!
deej240z
Jul. 22nd, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
No must see summer movies for me this year. *sigh* Can't stand Woddy Allen, and although I like Michael Mann stuff, not going to see Miami Vice. Got 2 dvd sets of the real Miami Vice at home. 'nuff said. Although, a friend of mine has already seen it and said the only thing it had in common with the tv show was the title and the name of the characters. Nothing else. He didn't like it. :-) The Prestige sounds good, though.

That Star Trek parody made me spit soda all over my desk. That video needs a warning! Lmfao!
halfdutch
Jul. 22nd, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
I was really looking forward to POTC2 but was bitterly disappointed. :-(

If you're expecting pastel and Phil Collins music in the Miami Vice film, yes, I guess you would be disappointed. I'm hoping for a good, gritty crime drama but it probably is going to blow.

That Star Trek vid is one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life! It fits astonishingly well! And makes you realize all over again what a profoundly silly show the original series was! I think that's why I can't ever take any other show set in space seriously. I keep expecting to break into giggles at any second.
crowgirl13
Jul. 22nd, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hugh is also doing a voice for the animated flick "Happy Feet"...you know, the one with the penguins.

*scampers off to check out the links*
halfdutch
Jul. 22nd, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, Hugh's a busy boy! I saw a clip from 'Happy Feet' but it didn't look all that funny. Eh, not the world's biggest Robin Wiliams fan.
inthe_parlance
Jul. 23rd, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
I died laughing when I saw that on Jon Stewart the other night! The Grampa Simpson icon, the "crik ran dry!", all of it. Heee! Jon is a genius.
gobsmackit
Jul. 23rd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
That Star Trek/Holy Grail spoof just made me SO happy.
gottalovev
Jul. 24th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
omg, made me laugh a lot with the series of tubes... I should record and watch the daily show, Jon is the best.

oh, and there's never too much Hugh Jackman on the big screen. makes me a happy camper! ;)
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