Elaine Stritch isn’t just a Broadway star, a veteran of TV and film, a brand new Tweeter, or a self-proclaimed “hat aficionado.” She’s also now one of the illustrious people to have snuck in an expletitive on live television before the network producers could bleep it out. And before noon EST, no less! Stritch was on The Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb this morning to promote her documentary ” Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me ” when she let slip the f-word. She was all decked out in fabulously giant glasses and a matching fur coat and hat, along with white tennies that she had resting on Kathie Lee ‘s lap. At the risk of contributing to the increasingly meaninglessness of superlatives, it was pretty much the best thing that’s happened all week.
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Is it time to get excited about a Johnny Depp movie again? Based on this eerie trailer for ” Transcendence ,” the answer is yes. This sci-fi drama is about a group of scientists developing an artificial intelligence that will transcend human intelligence, basically bringing on the singularity. When Will (Depp) is shot by a representative of a radical anti-technology group, his work/love partner Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) convinces the other scientists to “upload his consciousness.” While the group known as RIFT (Revolutionary Independence From Technology) works to stop what Will and the other scientists have come to call transcendence, things definitely take a turn for the worse when Will starts demanding more and more power. Is this AI even Will any more?
It’s almost that time of year again. You know, the one where we lock all our doors while our friends and neighbors commit heinous crimes against each other and strangers? In ” The Purge: Anarchy ,” an incredibly unlucky couple find themselves with a stalled car just as the sirens wail and a woman’s voice warns everyone that the 12 hours of anarchy are about to begin. They’ve got to make it home without falling victim to the people taking advantage of the yearly purge, a government-instituted time period where citizens are given a free pass on any and all crimes they commit within those 12 hours. “The Purge” was a surprising hit last summer, grossing over $89M worldwide with a meager $3M budget and mid-level stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”).
Here’s the action-packed trailer for ” Brick Mansions ,” which is the last film that Paul Walker completed before his death in November. It’s a remake of 2004′s “District B13,” a French movie starring parkour star and all-around bad-ass David Belle. Belle reprises his role as an ex-criminal trying to go straight despite the brutal environment of Detroit’s so-called brick mansions, a walled-off district of the city that the police have basically given up on controlling. (Here his character is called Lino instead of Leïto, though.) Paul Walker takes on the role of the undercover cop who has to infiltrate the brick mansions and take down a ruthless gang armed to the teeth and led by a particularly dangerous guy who’s kidnapped Lino’s girlfriend.
You know how some folks can practically hold an entire conversation using “Simpsons” quotes? The super-quippy people at POYKPAC Comedy came up with this video that shows a couple having an entire conversation using only movie titles. There isn’t one word that isn’t part of a movie title, not even the conversation they have with the waitress (“Waitress,” as in the adorable movie with Keri Russell, written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly!). And they’re not just any movies, either.
Moviefone’s Top DVD of the Week ” Wadjda ” What’s It About? Wadjda, a 10-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, desperately wants a bike of her own, and after a bunch of her own money-making schemes fail, she enters her school’s Koran memorization contest for the prize money. Why We’re IN: Writer/director Haifaa Al Mansour has crafted an excellent movie, but in addition to that, “Wadjda” is the first feature-length film made entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film written and directed by a Saudi woman. Moviefone’s Top Blu-ray of the Week “The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition” What’s It About? Mowgli is a human child who’s most literally raised by wolves, but as he grows up it becomes clear to his buddies Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther that it’s time for him to go live with other people