- Now we'll just paint a little happy Spartan over here. THIS...IS...PAINTING!

- Another operative is in place for Mission: Impossible IV (don't call it that). Paula Patton will join Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner for the reboot-or-whatever-it-is-exactly as a young agent. Now here's an idea so crazy it might just work: Patton's Precious co-star Gabourey Sidibe for the villain!

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are expected to star in the Diablo Cody-adapted zom-rom-com Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. Suddenly this video tutorial on how to make ScarJo look like a zombie comes in handy.

- Barry Levinson's viral outbreak movie Isopod is now titled The Bay. Unfortunately it's not about Michael. And possibly unfortunately it's being produced by the makers of Paranormal Activity and will be told through a collage of cell phone video and 911 calls. Do we really need the maker of Diner and Rain Man copying what the kids of today are doing?

- Speaking of Levinson and what the kids are doing, Barry's kid Sam Levinson is assembling a pretty good cast for his directorial debut, The Reasonable Bunch. The cast of the wedding drama now includes Thomas Haden Church, Ezra Miller, Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn and Kate Bosworth.

- Remember when Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel were the hottest writing duo in the biz? 20 years later they're churning out worse crap than ever (The Tooth Fairy), but we can hope that their rewriting of the Billy Crystal grandparenting movie Us & Them will be more City Slickers than Father's Day.

- Want to look like a bad girl (or boy) and none of the makeup at Hot Topic is doing it for you? Try MAC Venomous Villains eye shadow, lipstick and other items inspired by evil Disney characters Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Princess and the Frog's Dr. Facilier.

- What would Groundhog Day look like with a few young actors in place of Bill Murray? Here's a trailer for the Toronto thriller Repeaters: