4 items from 2011
Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Movie of the Week
The Plot: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
The Buzz: I can’t say that I’m terribly excited about this film — I’d rather go see Super 8 (again) or Transformers 3 (again). Still, anything’s better than Zookeeper. Bateman is great, and the actors populating these horrible bosses are all battle-tested in the realm of good comedy (Jennifer Aniston = Office Space, Colin Farrell = In Bruges, Kevin Spacey = Hurlyburly). When he’s on, Seth Gordon is a phenomenal director (see The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), so this should be at least good. The trailer was pretty unimpressive though »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
Anton Corbijn made his feature debut with the Joy Division biopic Control, and last year released a very solid sophomore turn, The American. While promoting that film he didn't sound very optimistic about making more films, saying that his third would probably be his last . Hopefully that won't actually be the case. One way or another, it looks like that third film will be an adaptation of A Most Wanted Man, from novelist John le Carré, rather than the film built around actor and composer Herbert Grönemeyer,as previously teased. THR  announces that the adaptation of the 2008 novel will be shot primarily in Hamburg, working from a script by Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness). Here's the recal of the novel: When boxer Melik Oktay and his mother, both Turkish Muslims living in Hamburg, take in a street person calling himself Issa, they set off a chain of events implicating intelligence agencies from three countries. »
- Russ Fischer
Artists and songwriters from one of the biggest music companies in the world, Emi, have united for an incredible worldwide celebrity charity auction of personal items and memorabilia to raise funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The charity auction, which will be managed by eBay, features items from some of the world’s biggest stars, including Coldplay, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Garth Brooks, George Harrison, Darius Rucker, John Lennon, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Jane Birkin, the Beach Boys, David Guetta, Michael Franti, Lady Antebellum, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Celtic Woman, 30 Seconds To Mars, Rosanne Cash, Daft Punk, Herbert Grönemeyer, Angela Gheorghiu, Keith Urban, Good Charlotte and The Beatles.
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- Ryan Adams
4 items from 2011
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