Entertainment tidbits and headlines from around the ‘net:
- Yet another reason why Hugh Jackman seems to be one of the most savvy (let’s ignore the Viva Laughlin thing, k?) and down-to-earth guys in the entertainment business…he takes time out from his schedule to acknowledge fans and gives them what they’re looking for. He (or someone on his team) noticed the worried internet buzz surrounding Wolverine after reports of reshoots surfaced at Ain’t It Cool News and decided to email them to set the record straight (check out the exclusive image from the film he sent along with it):
“I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that WOLVERINE will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations. I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we’ve got much more in store!”
- The Online Film Critics Society presented their top honours for the films of the past year. Wall-E was named their top film, as well as their top animated film and top original screenplay. The Dark Knight took home four awards for direction, cinematography, supporting actor and score. Other winners include The Wrestler, Let the Right One In and Wendy and Lucy.
- Jim Carrey‘s new film I Love You, Phillip Morris (co-starring Ewan McGregor) debuted to good reviews at Sundance. The film is based on the life of reporter Steve McVicker and is described by Variety as “largely a portrait of a born criminal”. Carrey’s character presents himself (falsely) as both a lawyer and CEO and commits crime after fraudulent crime. The film does not currently have a North American release date.
- io9.com has a fantastic article about actors in the industry who really take the time to understand and appreciate the fans, “Actors Who Get Fandom“. The list includes Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: TNG and blogger extraordinaire), Felicia Day (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) and Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Heroes, Forgetting Sarah Marshall). (link via IMDB)