"I Love You, Man" Movie Review -- The Bromantic Love Affair Between Paul Rudd and Jason Segel 


Male-bonding is the term du jour in pop culture. The word “bromance” even entered our lexicon. For the uninitiated, bromance pertains to the intense brotherly bond between two males. There’s even an MTV reality show called “Bromance” starring “The Hills’” hunk Brody Jenner picking his male best friend among the contestants.

The new comedy “I Love You, Man” has the same premise as “Bromance.” Paul Rudd (“Role Models”) and Jason Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) shamelessly display male bonding on the big screen. And dare I say, the movie is pretty funny.

Rudd stars as Peter Klaven, a successful young L.A. real estate agent who proposes to his girlfriend, Zooey Rice (“The Office’s” Rashida Jones). Peter realizes that unlike his fiancé, who immediately calls her closest gal pals to share the news, he has no close buds. Read More...

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Director Michael Bay Says No "Transformers 3" for Him! 


So yesterday, Paramount and Dreamworks announced the release date of "Transformers 3" to be July 1, 2011.

When I went to the franchise director Michael Bay's website, he's saying there's just no way that can happen with him on the helm! Uh-oh...

Bay writes:

I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots.

Michael


That can be a blessing for the film! The "Harry Potter" franchise benefits from the ever-changing gallery of directors, not that I'm comparing the boy wizard with huge robots :happy

But I did enjoy the first "Transformers," looking forward to the sequel, then we'll talk threequel after.

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Say What? Bruno Offered Ron Paul Hot, Passionate Gay Sex!  


Oh the things Sacha Baron Cohen will do for the sake of art! And, oh the things a politician will do for the sake of getting elected!

When the two meet, well, gay sex galore! Well, not quite.

As you may have heard, Cohen is busy adapting another character from his HBO show, this time, it's the gay Austrian Bruno! Picture "Borat" as a gay Austrian and you'll get the drift.

So the 20 minutes of the film was screened at South by Southwest, and apparently, there was a five-minute scene where Bruno seduces Texas congressman and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The premise of the film, which is being released July 10th of this year, tells the story of Bruno, a flamboyant TV host whose show gets canceled in Austria, so following his own version of the great American dream, he heads to the US to try to resurrect his career.

Sounds very "Borat-like" right? But I'm a big fan of Cohen, and his characters' misadventures, so I'm so there!

You want to read the scene-by-scene spoiler of what happened when Bruno meets Ron Paul? Take a lookie here.

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"Dante's Inferno" -- from Videogame to the Big Screen 


Dan Harris, the guy who co-wrote "X-Men 2" and "Superman Returns," has been hired by Universal Pictures to adapt the videogame "Dante's Inferno" for the big screen!

The Electronic Arts game gives players the opportunity to journey through the depths of hell. HA! So expect to see a hell-inspired theme with this live-action film version.

And just FYI, another videogame Universal is also developing is "Army of Two." Have you played this game? It was a bit confusing, I got stuck in just the first phase :huh

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South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival Winners 


The SXSW Film Festival explores distinguished filmmaking from provocative documentaries to subversive Hollywood comedies. The event is going on right now until March 22nd in Austin, Texas.

Check their official website right here.


Here's the not-so-complete list of the SXSW film festival winners (some winners will not be announced until Friday):

Feature Jury Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner – 45365
Director: Bill Ross

Honorable Mention – The Way We Get By
Director: Aron Gaudet

NARRATIVE FEATURE
Winner – Made in China
Director: Judi Krant

Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast – That Evening Sun
Director: Scott Teems

Audience Awards

EMERGING VISIONS

Winner – Motherland
Director: Jennifer Steinman

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner – MINE
Director: Geralyn Pezanoski

NARRATIVE FEATURE
Winner – That Evening Sun
Director: Scott Teems

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Winner – To Be Announced on Friday, 3/20

LONE STAR STATES
Winner – To Be Announced on Friday, 3/20

Special Jury Awards

SXSW & AIGA AUSTIN MOVIE POSTER AWARD

Best in Show – The Dungeon Masters
Director: Keven Macalester
Designer: David Plunkert, Spur Design, LLC

SXSW / CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT WOMAN AWARD

Winner – Made in China
Director: Judi Krant

SXSW WHOLPHIN SHORT FILM AWARD
Winner – Sister Wife
Director: Jill Orschel

Shorts Jury Awards

REEL SHORTS

Winner – Thompson
Director: Jason Tippet

Special Jury Award – Happy 95 Birthday Grandpa
Director: Gary Huggins

ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner – Shaman
Director: Luc Perez

Special Jury Award – Sweet Dreams
Director: Kirsten Lepore

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
Winner – Cattle Call
Director: Matthew Rankin & Mike Maryniuk

Special Jury Award – The Idiot Stinks
Director: Helder Sun

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner – Thunderheist, “Jerk It”
Director: That Go-Noel Paul & Stefan Moore

Special Jury Award – Fleet Foxes, “White Winter Hymnal”
Director: Sean Pecknold

Jury Special Mention – New Pornographers, “Myriad Harbor”
Director: Fluorescent Hill

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION
Winner – Performance Evaluation
Director: Breannah Gibson

Special Jury Award – TIE
Fresh Fruit
Director: Edward Kelley & Brenden Cicoria

AND

A Hospital Bathroom
Director: Miguel Johnson

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