That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
LMAO… oh boy. Earlier today we saw Emma Watson looking all kinds of fabulous on the red carpet at the Cannes premiere of her new movie The Bling Ring. As we learned when the trailer first dropped, The Bling Ring is based on the true story of a group of super rich kids with nothing but loose ends (shouts out to Frank Ocean) and time to spend robbing celebrity homes in their neighborhood. As it turns out, the movie was actually based on an article written by Vanity Fair contributor Nancy Jo Sales. Sales is now turning the article into a book, and she recently talked about the group of kids she profiled, and the fact that they legit stole Miranda Kerr‘s underwear. LMAO… wait. What?! Click inside for more!
Based On The True Story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle
Bradley Cooper is having a pretty big year, what with his Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, his role in one of the year’s best-reviewed films (The Place Beyond The Pines), and of course… The Hangover Part III is coming. Cooper has also gotten into producing and while back he’d gotten involved with the adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle‘s bestselling autobiography. Steven Spielberg is now signing on to direct the film and it looks like Cooper will be taking on the lead role. Click inside to learn more!
Gus Van Sant REALLY Wants To Direct This Movie!
Okay, see? This is what I’m talking about. For all of the people who are like, ‘The Fifty Shades Of Grey movie will surely be as bad as the Fifty Shades Of Grey book,’ I respectfully disagree! While the writing of the book was… um. Yeah. The plot was– if nothing else, and in my opinion,– very entertaining. For some time now I’ve been saying that the movie could be really good with a strong cast and crew. I was especially hoping a talented director would make the film, because that could make all the difference. We’ve heard hella casting rumors about the film (from the likes of Krysten Ritter and Stephen Amell… and then there was that hilarious Ryan Gosling thing), but this is the first time we’re getting word about a possible director. Gus Van Sant, Oscar-nominated director of such films as Good Will Hunting, Milk, Promised Land, and Finding Forrester reportedly shot a test scene for Fifty Shades Of Grey (with Magic Mike actor Alex Pettyfer) in hopes of convincing the studio to take him on. Now the word is that Alex Pettyfer is not being considered for the actual role, and was just used in Van Sant‘s scene. Either way, I’m psyched. Click inside for more!
The sequel to 'The Shining' is On The Way!
Earlier this month we got our first look at the US domestic book cover for Stephen King‘s upcoming novel Doctor Sleep, the long-awaited sequel to his classic horror novel The Shining. Today we get to check out the UK cover for the book … which features a little something extra. Click below to see an animated and interactive version of the UK cover for Doctor Sleep. Much like those neat animated motion posters for films, this animated book cover is really fun to play with. Check it out. More »
Let The Speculation Continue!
Another day, another Fifty Shades Of Grey casting rumor! Last we heard, Emma Watson is not (I repeat, not) starring in the much-anticipated adaptation. Ryan Gosling‘s out (who knows if he was ever, really in?) and now we’ve got another name popping up on the rumor mill. Stephen Amell of the CW‘s Arrow has officially spoken out about the film, and says he’s even had meetings about taking on the role of Christian Grey. Click inside to learn more!
The Nigerian Writer Was 82
It’s time to bust out my old copy of Things Fall Apart. Critically acclaimed author Chinua Achebe has passed away at age 82. For those of us who majored in literature, or remember reading Things Fall Apart in high school, this is a great loss. But it’s also a great time to remember one of literature’s most influential writers. Click inside to learn more about the beloved Nigerian author whose novel worked to define an entire canon.
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
All the 90s kids say hoooo! Or, noooo! Depending on how you feel about this, lol… So, we all remember R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps series, and the amazingness that was reading your first “horror” book at age nine. My personal collection was wither above or below the massive amounts of Babysitter’s Club books on my bookshelf, but both were near and dear to my heart. I remember when Goosebumps became a TV show for a little while, and that was kinda fun, but now the beloved books are getting ready to come to the big screen. Even though we should be used to our favorite childhood stories getting the Hollywood treatment, this ish is still kinda cray to me! Click inside to learn more!
Posted under: 'Goosebumps'
Move Over Charlton Heston
As we know, there are some major Hollywood movies in the works that are drawing on the Bible for inspiration. Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah project will be a huge deal, and Will Smith is working on a Cain and Able/vampire movie (yup) as well. Now we’re hearing talk about a movie on the life of Moses, and the one and only Christian Bale is in talks to play the lead. Click inside to learn more!
Posted under: 'Exodus', Christian Bale
Back in May of last year we learned that author Lauren Weisberger was penning the sequel to her bestselling novel The Devil Wears Prada and today we not only learn that the new book, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, will be released in June (pushed back a bit from its original April release date) but we also get our first look at the book’s cover. As you may know, The Devil Wears Prada was adapted into a hugely successful film that starred Academy Award-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. I’m guessing that plans are in the works for a sequel film to be made from this sequel novel … to which I gleefully exclaim, WOOT! More »
She'll Play A Member Of The 'Dauntless' Faction
Over the last few months we’ve been hearing some really exciting casting news about the movie Divergent. Many of you highly recommend the Young Adult series upon which the movie is based, and it looks like the beloved book is getting some serious Hollywood treatment. Shailene Woodley is playing the lead, and we even heard talk about Kate Winslet being involved. Now rising indie star Zoë Kravitz has snagged herself a role as well. Click inside to learn more!
Posted under: 'Divergent', Zoe Kravitz