From the Department of Verisimilitude, or maybe the Ministry of Silly Hats, comes news from Variety that Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man, Swingers) is starting his own food truck. Or at least he'll play a guy starting his own food truck, which is close enough, right? Favreau will write, dire ... More >>
Rob Zombie remembers the first time he saw Jaws. It was in 1975. He was a child at the time, probably in fourth grade by his recollections. "There wasn't anything scary happening," he remembers. Yet Jaws became a legend of the horror genre it was, in a large part, thanks to the music. "John Williams ... More >>
In 2005, Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Kothari, two slight, sleep-deprived undergrads from USC and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, respectively, sat in Kothari's dorm room surrounded by the towering boxes of legal documents that had consumed their lives for the past six mo ... More >>
Remember that scene in E.T. with the Reese's Pieces? It reportedly boosted sales of the candy so high in 1982 that the Hershey corporation was forced to keep a factory open minting the candies 24/7. The moral of the story? Feature a food in a popular movie and people with not-so-subliminally find th ... More >>
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What's usually in the email in-box: PR releases, work-in-progress updates, spam, pictures of band practice from my dad, more PR releases. What was in the in-box this morning: a link to a video from the makers of the Wursttoaster (Best New Kitchen Invention). "Hello from Germany. I am the inventor of ... More >>
MarvelEven as the city of Los Angeles has been trying to keep film production here and Marvel Comics vowed to make its movies in the Southland, news this week reveals that Captain America: The First Avenger will be filmed in London. Bloody hell.
That's according to the Los Angeles Times, whi ... More >>
Even Iron Man can't fly through volcanic ash. With air travel over Europe still suspended due to the massive fallout from the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Paramount has announced that they're moving the Iron Man 2 premiere and press junket, previously scheduled to take plac ... More >>