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- Not sure who created the above collage of through-the-legs movie posters, but check out the full version to see an alarming amount of posters that do this (they still didn't catch 'em all).
- A big hats off to the gents (and they are all gents; it's a real sausage-fest over there) at Film School Rejects for knocking it out of the park on April Fool's Day; shaming any other sites that try to sneak in just one (lame) fake news story by instead creating an entire day's worth of content from April 1st, 1980. I'm a big fan of This Month in VHS, but their Geocities-worthy gif of a theater marquee is really what ties it all together, I think.
- Normally I have little interest when actors are merely 'in talks', but I wish Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston got far more big screen work, so here's to hoping he does end up alongside Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in Larry Crowne.
- Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline director Henry Selick has returned to Disney after signing a long-term deal to make stop-motion animated features exclusively for the studio. I know that DreamWorks and Sony have made a lot of progress with their animated films of late, but between Selick, Pixar, and US rights to Hayao Miyazaki's films, Disney sure has the animation market on lock down.
- William Shatner toasting George Lucas, anyone?
- Screenwriter Sheldon Turner, who got a lot of nominations last year for his Up in the Air adaptation, will be making his directorial debut for The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier. Details are light beyond the title, By Virtue Fall, but we do know it will be a thriller that costs less than $20 million to make.
- I'd love to embed this bizarre Iron Man 2 photo here, but it might spoil a scene. If you don't care about possible spoilers, though, do check it out as this is the kind of Mickey Rourke I want to see on the big screen.
- I wish Tom Six' festival favorite, The Human Centipede: First Sequence, was better than it actually is (who knew that a movie about a crazed doctor who wants to create a human centipede by sewing victims ass-to-mouth in a chain wouldn't be very good?), but man, IFC sure put out one hell of a poster for it ahead of their April 30th multi-platform release.
- And finally, if you're anything like me then you already have Syfy's newly released summer lineup dates memorized. If not, break out the pen, needle and flame and give yourself a Memento-style tattoo that reads "Lake Placid 3 premieres in June". Thank me later.