BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
January isnít typically the biggest month for Blu-ray, DVD and streaming releases, but thanks to the glories of awards season and midseason premieres on television, thereís quite a bit of good stuff popping up over the next several weeks. Check out what's coming out.
Kristen Bell shaved Dax Shepardís ass hair with a razor. The delightful, petite actress had to take one for the team when Shepard realised that the abundance of hair on his ass would be noticeable when he filmed his This Is Where I Leave You nude scene. Itís just a pity that the film turned out to be so average.
Gone Girl held the number one spot for a second weekend in a row, while four newcomers settled for non-exciting to down right disappointing openings. Several major small release indie and indie-ish movies hit theaters with mixed results.
I do This Rotten Week every Sunday, and most times canít wait to sink my teeth into whatís about to hit screens. But man, this week took some effort. It wasnít that the films look all bad (some do), but rather just boring. Four flicks hit the screen, but it looks like there is very little to get too excited for. Weíve got bad days, addictions, bloodsuckers and judges.
Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr teased a a surprise! Naturally, I, like everyone else on the Internet, immediately jumped to the conclusion that we were about to see a trailer for The Avengers 2!
Judging by reactions, David Dobkinís The Judge generated both praise and mild scorn, but justified its presence with mega-wattage star power provided by the movieís leads, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
Scripted by Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk, and David Seidler, the film centers on a big-city lawyer (Downey Jr.) who returns home after spending years away to attend his mother's funeral, but is shocked to learn that his father (Duvall), the local judge, is suspected of murdering her.
The Judge tells the story of a hot-shot lawyer (Downey Jr.) who returns to his hometown after being away for decades to attend his mother's funeral. When he arrives, however, he discovers that his estranged father, the local judge, is suspected of killing her.
the latest to join this already impressive cast is Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio, who has been steadily scoring film roles since the show drew to a close after ten seasons. He's set to play Downey's older brother with whom his character will reconnect while seeking to discover the truth about their mother's death.
Robert Downey Jr. had a very specific vision of who he wanted to play his father in the upcoming dramedy The Judge. Back in November of last year we learned that the Iron Man star was hoping that Jack Nicholson would be willing to the take the part...
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Robert Downey Jr. has already had three actors play his dad - Gerard Sanders, John Slattery and Dominic Cooper - but for one of the star's next project he's looking for an actor who has won three Academy Awards. New reports say that Downey Jr. is now developing a new drama called The Judge to both act in and produce, and he's now he's trying to get Jack Nicholson to come aboard and play his father.
I'm not 100% sure how quickly this is going to head into production. While hiring a new writer is progress, the production schedule of Iron Man 3 and the rebirth of Dobkin's Arthur & Lancelot at Warner Bros. means that neither the star nor director will be available for the next few months. It's good to know that both of them have something in the pipeline, though.