It may be the final Batman film from Christopher Nolan, but he’s clearly going out with a bang rather than a whimper with “The Dark Knight Rises.” Judging by the absolutely ingenious new full-length trailer that Warner Bros. released on Monday night, the third installment may just be the best of the series.
Scheduled to hit theaters on July 20, “The Dark Knight Rises” is one of the summer’s most-anticipated movies, so it’s no surprise that the new trailer is already generating a ton of buzz. In classic Christopher Nolan form, the trailer is the perfect promotion—just enough of a tease without relying on the increasingly popular studio method of showing the whole damn film in two minutes. It leaves us feeling excited about the film, but still dying to know more. Read more…
According to folklore, everybody’s got a doppleganger running around somewhere in the world. A doppleganger, depending on how you choose to interpret it, is either your exact twin, or your exact opposite — your alter ego. Oh, let’s just go to the Wikipedia definition:
In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger is a paranormal double of a living person, typically representing evil or misfortune. In modern vernacular, the word has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person.
The word also is used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. Doppelgängers often are perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and are regarded by some to be harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person’s friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one’s own doppelgänger is an omen of death.
The you that is not you but yet exactly you. Also, death? GREAT. And in Huffington Post comedy writer Julie Gerstenblatt I believe I’ve found that person. Keep reading »
We all know that couple. They bicker all the time. They seem totally mismatched, almost like they stumbled into a marriage and kids and still aren’t quite sure how they got there. We don’t necessarily want to hang out with them too much. But stick them in a new ”Knocked Up” sequel byJudd Apatow, give them hilarious lines, and have them played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann? Hell yes! Give me two hours’ worth! Read more…
This morning, I was delighted to find out that “Baggage,” a show referenced on last night’s episode of “Girls” which I assumed to be fake because it sounds so amazingly ridiculous, is, in fact, A REAL THING. Here’s how the Jerry Springer-hosted show works, according to Wikipedia:
“Baggage” gives three contestants the chance to win the eye of a prospective date. The contestants carry three suitcases onstage, a small, medium, and large one. Each suitcase contains an embarrassing, unique, or weird proposition the contestant may have; for example, bad habits (e.g. “I share a bed with my grandmother”), strange relationship preferences (“My partner must dress up as Santa Claus”), issues with one’s past (“I’m an outlaw in Mexico”), and strange hobbies (“I play video games 30 hours a week”). These cases will represent the “baggage” to which they will confess and defend. The bigger the suitcase, the bigger the secret or “baggage” is. Once the three contestants are pared down to one, the potential dater must admit to a fault of his or her own.
Naturally, I have spent the last three hours watching it on GSN’s YouTube channel and it is as delightfully trashy as Shoshanna and Wikipedia described. Here are 10 things I’ve learned (so far!) from watching it… Keep reading »
File this under really strange ideas for television shows: E! is developing a scripted drama inspired by the book Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz. “Dorothy” (as it’s currently titled) will follow a girl from Kansas City who falls in love with a man and moves with him to Emerald City to work at his Emerald Hotel. And we need another version of “The Wizard of Oz” because … ? An animated film, “Dorothy of Oz,” is on the way, as is Michelle Williams’ and James Franco’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” The original “Wizard of Oz” is holding up quite nicely. And “Return to Oz,” the 1985 sequel starring Fairuza Balk, is a classic as far as I’m concerned. So, I think we’re all set on the “Wizard of Oz” front. Obviously, the only way this Wiz TV show can be good is if they cast Kim Kardashian as Dorothy and Kanye West as The Wizard. [EW]