April 12, 2010

2010 Lollapalooza Lineup revealed

The 2010 Lolla lineup was revealed last week, check it out below:

April 4, 2010

New Iron Man 2 clip

The newest footage form Iron Man 2 has hit the web thanks to a joint release with the Apple iPad. Supposedly this club was released on each iPad sold today in order to provide some content up front (you would think for $500 you'd get more than 2 minutes).

Anyway, the movie is set to open on May 7th, catch 2 minutes of the film and reinforce your decision to go see it, and be particularly happy that they haven't ruined this movie by making it 3D.

April 2, 2010

New Black Keys and Hold Steady

As if this were a repeat of last weeks blog entries, there are more new tracks out from both The Black Keys ("Next Girl") and The Hold Steady ("The Weekenders"), streams below:

The Black Keys - "Next Girl"

  The Black Keys - Next Girl by Hypetrak

The Hold Steady - "The Weekenders"

Ryan Reynolds cast as lead in 'R.I.P.D.'

Ryan Reynolds has been cast to play the role of lead detective Nick Cruz in this adaptation of the comic (short for Rest In Peace Department). Though there has been a director, David Dobkin, attached the project for years, it seemed like this movie was never going to be made.

However, as of today, production has been hinted as early as January 2011, according to Collider. Scripted by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, the movie is the underworld buddy comedy. Apparently, Reynolds' character is part of a pair of dead "cops" tasked with keeping dead people from disturbing the living.

I'm not sure how this is all going to work out, because I've never really been a comic book fan, but Reynolds has great comedic timing, and whoever they end up casting to play his cynical long-dead partner will probably be able to play off of that, unless it's Tracy Morgan, who would just steal the show. With any luck, production will go forward faster now that they're actually attaching front-of-camera talent, and we'll see some information about how things are progressing a little sooner.

April 1, 2010

Funny video of the day: The Muppets "Stand By Me"

As far as viral marketing goes, very few really catch on in my book. I mean, there has been some really bad viral marketing campaign, like the Dorito's one from a few years back when you had to go to the website to figure out what they were actually advertising... I never actually made it to the website to find out.

Anyway, with that behind me, the new viral marketing that they've been doing for the upcoming Jason Segal muppet movie has been hysterical. If you haven't seen them, you should check out the videos of the muppet characters singing. The first one released was "Bohemian Rhapsody", then Beaker did a version, if you can call it that, of "Dust In The Wind". Now, just in time for Easter, Big Mean Carl is eating bunnies while singing "Stand By Me."

The last muppet movie that I watched, and have watched multiple times for god knows what reason, was Muppet Treasure Island, and while that may have been the best recent pirate movie to have been released, nothing good has come out of the muppet camp in awhile, so I'm glad to see a renewed interest in good stuff from my childhood (we'll see about that Smurfs thing).