Citizens of Pittsburgh, your local authorities have a message for you: If you hear gunshots, carnage, or superhero antics in your streets this weekend, do not assume that it’s because The Dark Knight Rises is filming. According to a report, Pittsburgh police want the city’s residents to dial 911 any time a mysterious noise disturbs them — even if it’s clearly just Christian Bale hollering about craft services and commanding Anne Hathaway to step away from his finger sandwich. The authorities have Pittsburgh’s best interest in mind, but still — I hope they aren’t deluged with reports of a rowdy thug who keeps claiming to be through with batsuits professionally. [ WTAE via Vulture ]
Throughout the baseball season New Era has released some fairly hilarious commercials-cum-viral videos featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski and the increasing stakes of their Yankees/Red Sox fan rivalry. The third spot has come online just in time for the latest on-field Yanks/Sox tangle — the teams meet for three games in Boston this weekend — and while it isn’t as funny as the previous two, it does feature Krasinski in a Yankees bikini. Photoshopped, but hey: still comedy!
The memory of Roberto Benigni’s 1999 Best Actor Oscar win for Life is Beautiful is still a pleasurable, if slightly unsettling jolt to my synapses. Chair jumping! Hollering! Grand gesturing! That unmistakable air of horniness! More than ten years later, Benigni is exhuming that fervor on the set of Woody Allen’s Bop Decameron , where he costars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, and Greta Gerwig. Here are his best five moments of paparazzi-captured craycray.
All this fuss over the first look at Anne Hathaway ‘s maybe-official Catwoman garb in The Dark Knight Rises brings to mind Selina Kyle’s sartorial choices over the years, since her 1940 debut in Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Batman #1 comic. Much has changed through the decades, from Catwoman’s sultry swingin’ ’60s shimmer to, well, Halle Berry’s unfortunate bra ‘n’ leather pants getup. Will Hathaway’s be-goggled Selina Kyle fare any better than her predecessors?
Before Captain America: First Avenger was released in July, much was made about how the title — and title character in his red, white and blue — would play in foreign markets. In fact, three countries (Russia, Ukraine and South Korea) even decided to release the film with the Marvel-approved shortened title The First Avenger . Following a successful showing stateside , good ol’ Cap made his worldwide debut in many big foreign markets over the weekend; as the numbers trickle in, it looks he’s got some pretty enthusiastic allies.
Let’s get this out of the way up front: the latest trailer for Moneyball looks like the previous trailer for the film. It makes what many believed to be an unadaptable book into something dramatic, funny and altogether thrilling. At least in trailer form. (It helps that Brad Pitt is putting on the “full Redford” in the campaign; dude looks like Roy Hobbs’s son.) That said, there is a quibble — at least from a baseball standpoint.
Death continues to wreak fateful havoc in the lives of doomed young persons in next week’s Final Destination 5 (Death doesn’t like to be cheated… out of an opportunity to rake in more money!), but who knows what inventive, grotesque kills await? Play Movieline’s “Guess the Death” and take a stab (ding!) at predicting how each of the film’s cast members (including Emma Bell, Tony Todd, and David Koechner) will meet their maker, based on clues found in these five new stills.
Party like it’s 2006! According to a Facebook posting from Exhibitor Relations, Margaret — Kenneth Lonergan’s long, long, long, long, long delayed follow-up to You Can Count on Me — will arrive in theaters on Sept. 30 via Fox Searchlight. The film stars Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, and Anna Paquin, and deals with the aftermath of a tragic school bus accident. [ Facebook ]
In a similar fashion with what they did with actresses , Forbes has released a list of the 15 highest-earning actors in Hollywood (caveat here for the perhaps inexact figures). Topping the list? Not Johnny Depp (No. 2) or Will Smith (No. 4), but Leonardo DiCaprio, who — thanks to his one-two 2010 punch of Shutter Island and Inception — has earned upward of $77 million in the last year. Kudos, Leo! The rest of the list is populated with familiar faces like Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Tim Allen. Wait, what is Tim Allen doing here?