--- Games Keeper - Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who once stared at me suspiciously as I handed him a stack of napkins, is going to play Plutarch Heavensbee (god, the names) in the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. I said this back when PSH was rumored and I do believe y'all filled me in then but my brain isn't what it used to be (aka never was) and I can't remember for the life of me any details about this character besides the fact that he's the designer of this round's game-board a la Wes Bentley in the last movie - although I do remember that the games-board this go-around is freaking awesome. Anyway PSH needed a vacation home, the end.
--- Terry Girl - Theresa Palmer, who I've been rooting for ever since she was terrific in the otherwise not Take Me Home Tonight, even though she gets to date Scott Speedman therefore I should hate her, has landed a role in one of those new Terrence Malick movies. Of course getting cast in a Terrence Malick movie and filming hours and hours of footage for a Terrence Malick movie is very different from actually ending up on-screen in a Terrence Malick movie, so we'll wait to see how much of her we get when it comes out.
--- High For Hayek - I don't think I have to review Oliver Stone's new movie Savages since Joe went and did so spectacularly at Low Resolution, go read that. I co-sign his words. I will add since he merely alludes to the fact that both Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson give us their bums on a silver thrusting platter in like the first ten minutes, so maybe you want to see this on a big screen. And yes, Salma Hayek is that terrific.
--- Whimsy She Wrote - Two things happened when I saw this list of people Wes Anderson wants in his next movie included Angela Lansbury - I was all, Yes! Angela Lansbury would be a brilliant addition to Wes Anderson's universe! And second I was all, why the hell don't more people use Angela Lansbury in movies now? In summation: yes also to Jude Law. Always yes for Jude. Depp, notsomuch.
--- Robo Rim - In case you missed the Comic-Con teaser poster for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, there it is. It's kind of The Iron Giant meets Transformers, and it doesn't have any Charlie Hunnam robo-bulge, so it' gets a hearty "Meh!" from me.
--- Hark An Ark - Anthony Hopkins will be playing the oldest person of ever Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Apparently Methuselah was Noah's gran-pappy and tried to help his grandson convince folks the flood was coming. That worked out well for nobody. Good job, Methuselah!