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The production team behind "Dirty White Boy", the slated biopic of late, great and always-colorful rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, reportedly wants members of the Wu-Tang Clan to star in the piece as themselves. This is the word according actor Michael K. Williams, who has been tapped to play the lead role in the film and who has achieved Hollywood respectability via his roles as Omar Little in "The Wire" and Albert "Chalky" White in "Boardwalk Empire".
And why not? The casting decision would enhance the film's authenticity and credibility and makes sense given the Clan's extensive acting experience. Recent, notable Clan movie credits include Ghostface Killah in 2007's "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," RZA in 2009's "Funny People" and Method Man in this year's "Red Tails".
However, GZA's representatives have confirmed that the rapper will not be lending his theatrical talents to the project. No specific reason is given, and no information has surfaced regarding who may portray him. Might we suggest a Ludacris or Tracy Morgan?
In honor of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, June 3 at 9/8c, we're bringing you a little taste of our favorite nominees in convenient GIF form. Since we couldn't include all the nominees from all of the categories, we decided to pick a few of our personal favorites: "The Hangover 2," "Drive," "Bridesmaids" and "Project X."
"The Hangover 2" is responsible for Zach Galifianakis's "Best Comedic Performance" nomination. It's "classic Zach," but he totally nails it, and deserves to take home the Golden Popcorn.
The prize for Best Female Performance at this Sunday's 2012 MTV Movie Awards will probably be voted on by one of the following groups of people:
a) Those who genuinely care about crowning the woman who did the best acting job
b) Obsessive preteen fans of "The Hunger Games" who want their movie to win every award in every category
c) Horny guys who will vote for the hottest girl
We're pulling for option C because we believe female performance ought to be determined by two key criteria: hotness and badassness. Here we break down the nominees and judge them according to what really matters.
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The 2012 MTV Movie Awards are Sunday, June 3 at 9/8c, hosted by unpredictable scamp Russell Brand. The spectacle will feature performances by The Black Keys, Fun. and Wiz Khalifa. We're not sure what any of them have to do with movies, but who gives a s***. This is the 'Nam of movie awards shows, NO RULES!
Since MTV's award shows are known to feature fart jokes and ass-to-face pranks, what butt-related hijinks are in store this year? We're here to play oddsmakers to find out, just in case Las Vegas wants to open lines on this year's MTV Movie Awards. Below we've handicapped the biggest categories and events for Sunday's show. Not that we're promoting gambling or anything...
America means choices: blondes or brunettes; Wild Cherry or Mountain Dew Slurpees; Cleveland or Miami; "Men in Black 3" or…whatever the other movie opening is this weekend.
We love summer blockbusters. You cool your nads in the free AC and stare at lasers and aliens and robots for the next two hours. Nobody's perfected this like Will Smith: "Independence Day," "Men in Black," "Wild Wild West," "Men in Black 2," "I, Robot," "Hancock" and now "MiB3." The King returns. What other movie could possibly attempt to open opposite a Will Smith movie over Memorial Day Weekend? "Chernobyl Diaries"--that's what other movie would.
"Chernobyl Diaries" is directed by some dude and stars some other dude who's the voice of Theodore in those Chipmunk movies that made your ears bleed. What is it about? We have no clue, but we're guessing nuclear freaks in Russia. How are nuclear freaks different than regular Russians? Oh, slam on Russians. It's OK, they don't have Internet. Right?
Laughing at low-budget horror flick got us thinking about the other crappy movies that studios pit against known blockbusters. They give up on trying to win that weekend's box office and hope their dregs will sell a few tickets to the people who couldn't get into the sold-out blockbuster showings. "What else is playing?" And here is our look back at what else was playing.
If you're a healthy, red-blooded male, you have some kind of a hero fantasy. Admit it, you've pictured yourself saving the day by kicking ass and taking names. Perhaps not something as grandiose as Mark Wahlberg's dream of single-handedly changing the course of history, but you're a muscular badass taking care of business.
Whatever your unique hero fantasy, we know there is a common thread that unites them all: before that finishing move, you always drop the perfect line. You look your enemy right in the eye and say, "Superman? More like Blooper-man."...or "Never underestimate a man in Crocs". Then BOOM, you pull the trigger or deliver that roundhouse kick.
If your hero fantasy lacks such a line, well, then your hero fantasy sucks balls and you're boring. To help you, we've collected the 11 most-awesome examples of finishing lines from action movie history.
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Some movies just scratch all the itches. And ya know what, bros, "Battleship" has all the potential to be one of the most epic backscratchers to ever come out of Tinseltown. Explosions? Check. Aquatic robo-aliens? Shyah. That badass CIA jabroni from "Taken"? Damn right. Mad "Top Gun" naval vibes? Sho'nuff.
"B-ship" comes out on Friiiiday Highday Punch-You-In-The-Eye-Day, and I cannot even WAIT. This movie, you guys, it has it all! I'm not talkin' about that black-and-white "Casablanca" milquetoast s***. More like Marlon BrandNO. Nah dude, certain pieces of cinema just have that "zhay no say kwah," that just TELLS you it is gonna be an ass-kicking, full-throttle, jacked-up adrenaline rush to your eyeholes. "Fast & Furious" had it. "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" had it. And I'm telling you, "Battleship" has it. I have a pretty heady theory about what it takes to make a movie really resonate and get you right in the nutsack. Any movie that has a number of these ten keys (as "B-ship" does) is on its way to being a f***ing SICK cinematic gem. Read More...
Sa da tay! Comedian/writer/director Louis C.K. just announced that his
forgotten first feature film "Tomorrow Night" will be available soon for purchase on his website. Despite featuring the likes of Todd Barry, J.B. Smoove and Steve Carell, the dark comedy has flown under the radar of even the most hardcore comedy nerds since its release in 1998 due to lack of distribution. Lucky for us, Louis is now excited about selling his work online after his "Live at the Beacon Theater" sold well.
Perhaps "Tomorrow Night" will join Louis C.K.'s other feature film "Pootie Tang" as a cult hit. Its release in 2001 was anti-climatic, but "Tang" has gone on to develop a strong following, jump-started the careers of s today's comedy stars like Wanda Sykes, Dave Attell and J.B. Smoove and honed C.K.'s directorial chops for FX's "Louie." While waiting for the Louis C.K. machine to release "Tomorrow Night," you can bide your time with these 10 weird and funny "Pootie Tang" GIFs.
Many of today's rap stars are incredibly industrious and ambitious people who have worked hard to accomplish their celebrity. And many of them, despite having "made it," still work tirelessly in the studio and apply their business savvy to ventures outside of music. P. Diddy gave us Sean John Clothing, Lil Jon brought the world CRUNK!!! Energy Drink and Jay-Z is part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets. And, oh yeah, Lil Wayne never sleeps. You get the picture: these guys are everywhere, always on the grind, 24/7.
So, what do you for fun if you're an enterprising rapper constantly focused on building your personal empire? You make a cameo in a comedy movie, of course. Short appearances in funny films give rappers a lighthearted break from their regular dealings and rigorous schedules (while still bringing in that paper), and we as the audience get to see that they don't always take themselves so seriously. Check out the following six funny rapper cameos in comedy movies.