--- Hot Chaps - Who saw Magic Mike this weekend? I'm guessing a lot of you since it made a pretty hefty sum at the box office, at least compared to what people expected from a male stripper movie in June. Anyway let me know what you thought - I know it's been pretty divisive; a lot of people bored by all the plot and hating on the leading lady. If you read my review you know I'm not in that camp, but I can understand the reactions. Wanting two hours of just Bomer ass isn't to be helped. I didn't get a chance to link this up last week but EW has a terrific bunch of behind-the-scenes details from it.
--- Off the Chain - A sixty second teaser for Django Unchained aired at the BET Awards last night and you can watch it over at Slash. They've also got some quotes from one of the film's producer on how the movie treats the topic of slavery and I loved this bit which reminded me of Tarantino's handling of the Holocaust in Inglourious Basterds:
"... I just felt like these [slavery themed] movies should be exciting, they should be action-packed and most of all, I felt like they should have plenty of kicking ass because at the end of the day, the world needs black people who fought back."
--- People Peeper - Cute nerd Justin Long is going to make another horror movie, maybe - he's starred in a couple of good ones already with the first Jeepers Creepers and Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell. This new one is an adaptation of Stephen King's short story "The Ten O'Clock People" from Tom Holland, the director of Child's Play.
--- Tall Order - Like I say with every trailer that comes out for a movie I have every intention of seeing, I will not be watching this international trailer at The Playlist for French director Pascal Lugier's new movie The Tall Man, aka his follow-up to the horror masterpiece Martyrs. I don't need to spoil myself, since I am sold. But maybe you want it. So there it is.
--- And Speaking of scary things that are brief, AICN gathered up a collection of horror short films which you can watch over here.
--- The Blackfish - Lady Catelyn's
brother uncle Brynden has been cast on A Game of Thrones - it's the British actor Clive Russell, and I have no idea who he is. He sounds large.
--- And finally, here's a couple of reviews worth your time and eyeballing efforts - Nat liked Magic Mike maybe even a little bit more than I did (his grade a smidge higher, at least), and then this piece on Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is a lovely read. I also loved that movie. There is stuff worth seeing in theaters right now, is my point!