Also opening this week: In 17 AGAIN, Matthew Perry gets inside Zac Efron's body (um, that came out wrong) to go back to high school. It's one of those Big type deals, only reversed. If you like your matinee idols rougher and with more miles on them, there's always Jason Statham clamping battery chargers to his nipples for your amusement in CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE. Is that the "crude and graphic sexual content" promised in the MPAA's rating? Perhaps there's a bit more, too. Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck are also back in STATE OF PLAY but personally, I'm over them. If I make it to the theater for this one, I'm pretending the movie is about Rachel McAdams and Dame Helen Mirren.
Take Two: Jump Cuts
Bruno exposes himself to Ron Paul. They always fall for it, don't they?
Novelist Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) apparently wants to lure Robert Downey Jr back into movie theaters to revisit his first meaty screen role, the addict/hustler from Less Than Zero. Ellis has written a follow up novel Imperial Bedrooms and Downey Jr's character Julian, now two decades older, is "fragile, but sober."
Have you been watching Joss Whedon's Dollhouse? It just keeps getting more interesting. The premise is difficult to describe without it sounding reductive and as xtina might say "dirrty". Young beautiful humans ("dolls") who've signed their life away to a shady corporation are repeatedly implanted with new memories, personalities and skill sets in order to meet the needs (often sexual) of wealthy clients. There's no word yet on whether it's being renewed for a second season but we're guessing it's going to get gayer if it does. So far all the doll fantasies have been heteronormative and focused on headliner Eliza Dushku's considerable ass(etts). But they've been amping up the beefcak in the form of Tahmoh Penikett and Enver Gjokaj (left) lately. And in last Friday's episode, a carrot was dropped for the show's gay fans when a Dollhouse executive casually referenced how often the dolls are sent out on "same sex assignments". Say what?!? Oh Dollhouse… remember that showbiz axiom "show, don't tell". Show Dollhouse, show.
Hugh Jackman hits Seoul with Bean Pole actor/model Daniel Henney to promote Wolverine. Hugh also recently promised to donate 100K to someone's favorite charity if they can convince him with a 140 character tweet. Ha. Hugh Jackman… One singular sensation.