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Having wrapped his second major tour of Middle Earth, “The Hobbit” director Peter Jackson is ready for a change of scenery. His next conquest? Episodes of “Doctor Who,” the British series which Americans have enjoyed geeking out over for decades. However, considering that all Jackson’s movies — including “King Kong” — get dragged out into many-houred sagas, how on earth will he cope with a fifty-minute running time?
Jim Carrey promised recently that he had a stern message for gun enthusiasts, but instead has delivered a comedy short hearkening back to his “In Living Color” days. In the spirit of the country music comedy series “Hee Haw,” Carrey sings his new single “Cold Dead Hand” — which he introduces as famous NRA supporter Charlton Heston. How have Carrey’s comedy chops fared since his salad days? Still pretty crisp, but politics are almost never funny when you’re preaching to the choir.
Somehow Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” endures as a stunning (if creepy) tribute to New York City, despite the fact that it was mostly filmed on sound stages in England. The film location blog Scouting NY has compiled a detailed survey of what passes for Greenwich Village and other sites in the film, sure to challenge your impression of exactly what happened and what Kubrick intended for it to mean.
Admit it, you’re curious to see who Michael Bay has chosen to star in his “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot! Keep an eye on these four young gentleman, this is the kind of role that could provide the kind of springboard that will catapult them to super-stardom. Or at least, that’s what their agents are probably telling them.