4 items from 2011
It's a holiday tragedy. Joe Bodolai, a veteran comedy writer-producer who penned skits for Saturday Night Live and Kids in the Hall and cowrote the first draft of 1992's hit movie Wayne's World, has been found dead in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Per TMZ, Bodolai's body was discovered in a Los Angeles hotel by a cleaning crew on Monday. And according to law enforcement insiders, a bottle of antifreeze and Gatorade was also found in the room, raising suspicions that the scribe died after drinking the toxic chemical. An Lapd spokesman could not confirm the suicide and a message left with the L.A. County Coroner's Office has not been returned. But Bodolai's death comes four »
Michael Fassbender is on my radar today for two reasons. First up is a rumor that a sequel to X-Men: First Class (and Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is beginning planning. Based on the box office, this doesn't surprise me.
The other reason Fassbender has popped up on my radar is the premiere of Shame in Venice. He stars as a sex addict in the new film by Steve McQueen, and evidently the nudity from Fassbender and costar Carey Mulligan is so prevalent that the film is destined for an Nc-17 rating of death in the United States.
A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife monetary damages for a lack of sex during their 21 years of marriage. In a first of its kind ruling, the »
- Ed Kennedy
After the hasty demise of "Chaos," the hostage-negotiation-team drama has quickly rejoined the CBS lineup on Fridays for its fourth season, actually made up of episodes that constituted the end of its third season on CTV in Canada (where the series is made). Getting to work in his hometown again as police-team leader Greg Parker pleases the friendly Colantoni, formerly of "Veronica Mars" and "Just Shoot Me!"
"We appreciate it when CBS can utilize us," he tells Zap2it from Toronto. "The show is very popular here. Every time I used to come home, I'd say, 'I'm an actor' ... and people would say, 'Oh, really? What have you been in?' I'd tell people what I did, and they'd go, 'Oh. Never heard of it.' What's that saying, 'You're never »
Macdonald cut his teeth on documentary films in the mid-’90s, directing “Chaplin’s Goliath,” “One Day in September,” and “Touching the Void” before launching his narrative film career with the Oscar nominated “The Last King of Scotland.”
Now, riding some mainstream successes, with presumably a budget larger than that for any of his previous documentaries, Macdonald will attempt to humanize a man who’s become a hollow icon for frat boys and head shops. It is a worthy and ambitious undertaking.
Here’s what Macdonald has to say in the press release (via ComingSoon): “I was already intrigued by the Marley story but the way in which this film is developing, as we delve through the archive materials and interview key characters in his life, »
- Chris Plante
4 items from 2011
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