We’ve all heard the good news – the Governator has hung up his democratic sash and is preparing to step back into his loincloth/leather jacket/commando boots of unremitting ass-kickery for some new and crunchy films. Among the fifteen projects Arnie is reportedly considering are remakes of Predator and True Lies, as well as yet another Terminator sequel; but we think he should be diversifying…
Have you ever felt you were watching an actor play the same character he has played a million times before? Here at Best For Film, we are tired of watching characters phone in the same predictable performances for an easy paycheck. What follows are 20 actors we would like to see diversify from their trademark schtick and put in some overtime at the office that is Hollywood.
Over the years we’ve seen plenty of comics turned into films, which normally entails lifting the characters and plot and leaving everything comic-specific behind. Fair enough. But what about a comic that’s turned into a bigger, brighter, flashier comic with, like, Michael Cera and moving bits? Edgar Wright’s extraordinary film is more fun than waking up and discovering you’re Mario.
Sometimes, the world does just seem a beautiful, beautiful place. For a good few nights now we’ve been praying for just a wee bit more Scott Pilgrim to tide us over until it gets released here in the UK. And guess what? At the MTV awards they only went and showed us one! Ahhhh. Happiness.
Ah, Michael Cera. He’s a tricky wee tyke isn’t he? The problem with Michael Cera is that for an actor to be judged as great, he has to be able to pull off more than the one part. And we’re not sure he can. Part of the issue is his face. Moony eyed, bland and permanently worried, he is destined for the under-dog role and it’s not really his fault. But by picking roles like the one he plays in Youth In Revolt, he continues to re-affirm the fact that this is all he can play. However, we have to admit, he does play them very well.
Super-secret showing of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World reveals a classic in the making! In Vegas, the select few were treated to a test audience screening of Edgar Wright’s up-and-coming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and all the results say this is gonna be an awesome mashup of everything we love about the cinema. And NES games. Hell yes.
Development of an Arrested Development movie is no longer… arrested! Michael Cera – presumably bored and/or racked with shame from appearing in several cackhanded comedies over the last year – has revealed to stateside magazine US Weekly that he’s been on board to appear in the planned movie.
Hi! I’m not Troy McClure. You might remember me from other such features as “Top 10 Aimless 80’s Nostalgia Trips” and “Waffling On About Something Irrelevant That Causes Me Disproportionate Anger”. Now, let’s stroll together down a list of the great Mr. McClure’s oft-name dropped movies, and see which ones should be jammed into production like a fish in a sock.