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Seth MacFarlane: New Show, New Cosmos, & Oscars?

I want to know what star Seth MacFarlane had sex with, and then how good that sex had to be that the star then went and told all the other stars that they should go ahead and align in Seth MacFarlane’s favor this year. Seriously.

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First Official “Django Unchained” Trailer Looks to Be A Christmas Miracle

It’s that time again! It’s time for a new Quentin Tarantino flick (cue the applause)! After the 2009 masterpiece that we know as Inglourious Basterds, QT brings us Django Unchained, the story of a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who is freed by notorious bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). With hopes of making Django his deputy, Schultz begins training the man, preparing him for the biggest fight of his life; to kill Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a ruthless plantation owner who is in possession of Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington).

Well, leave your skepticism and cynicism at the door, people, because Django Unchained is really the only thing I want for Christmas (well, maybe The Great Gatsby, too). This immensely entertaining, hilarious, action-packed, and, most of all, fun trailer has me wanting more….a lot more. Quentin Tarantino seems to be in full force here after the critically acclaimed Inglourious Basterds, which was nominated for eight Oscars (winning one for Best Supporting Actor to Christoph Waltz). It seems as if the Academy has finally recognized Tarantino not only as a filmmaker, but as a genre.

I also love the anti-type casting that Tarantino has done here. It’s been a while since DiCaprio has played an out-and-out villain, while this film marks the first time that Christoph Waltz plays the good guy (a compromised protagonist at best, but I’ll take what I can get). Jamie Foxx plays the title role, and after a couple names were picked up and dropped, I feel like Tarantino has made the right choice putting Foxx in the role.

All the Tarantino-esque factors are definitely in place. The odd plot, the beautifully staged brutality, the generational gap bridging (putting a funky groove in a Civil War-era spaghetti western? I think yes), the witty dialogue, and everything in between. There’s just no way around it, Django Unchained is going to be the real deal.

Check out the official trailer right here:

Quentin Tarantino, Djano, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz

MGM’s Official Offer to Julianne Moore for “Carrie” Remake

We already knew that Julianne Moore’s name was in the mix for potentially playing the role of Margaret White in the new “Carrie” remake. According to Deadline.com, Moore has been officially offered the role of the crazy mom with an absolutely insane personality.

Margaret White is the role of Carrie’s mother. She is very religious, but not the singing, laughing, church carnival type of religious, or even the bible-thumping door-to-door lunch interrupters… the out of her mind insane type.

The remake will be directed by Kimberly Peirce. If Moore takes this role, it could mean an Oscar nomination for her, as it did in 1976 for Piper Laurie who played Margaret White.

Watch 3 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts Right Now

The Oscars are fast approaching, which means it’s time to check the list of nominees and watch as many of the nominated films as humanly possible. Of course, for a regular movie-goer like myself, not only would watching 61 movies in two months be a questionable management of priorities, it’s also nearly impossible to get access to some of the smaller, less mainstream films on the list. However three Oscar-worthy animated shorts you’d likely not have the opportunity to see are now streaming online for free for your viewing pleasure. Here they are:

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Scum of the Week – Nicolas Cage

This is a new weekly article from Grizzly Bomb, where over the span of the week every week we will be naming someone as our pick for the most scum worthy. Scum can be interpreted in many ways, for example: scumbag, scumbucket, scumsucker. You get the idea.

This weeks scum nominee is of course Nicolas Cage.

In case you hadn’t heard, Mr. Cage was arrested in New Orleans for domestic violence and battery…. against his wife. Cage and his wife were arguing in front of an apartment because the actor was pretty sure that this was a place they were renting, his wife however disagreed.

Cage, super duper intoxicated at this point, thought it would be a good idea to take his wife by the arm and pull her to the house. Cage then struck several cars before the police were called and he was hauled off to central lockup. All I can say is at least he didn’t punch her whilst wearing a bear suit.

If you want the full detailed story, CNN Entertainment seems to have a pretty good rundown of this monstrosity. This may have been an overblown issue because the man is a celebrity, but domestic violence is domestic violence.

Thank you Mr. Cage for being our first Scum of the Week!

Natalie Portman VS Her Body Double

Ahhhh, there’s nothing like a fresh dose of controversy to start your Monday off right. It’s even better when you can’t figure out why so many people or news outlets care enough to make it a controversy, and I can’t decide whether I’m helping or hindering it right now.

So here it is: Natalie Portman is being accused by her body double Sarah Lane, of not doing hardly any of the actual dancing in the ballet scenes of the movie Black Swan. According to an article on OTRC, Lane claims that Portman only did five percent of her dancing parts in the movie, while Portman’s fiancée Benjamin Milliepied said it was her 85 percent of the time. Darren Aronofsky and Mila Kunis both also back up Portman.

The biggest question that I pose however is; Who gives a crap?

As everyone probably knows by now, Natalie Portman won the ‘Best Actress Oscar’ this year for her performance in Black Swan. I thought the movie was okay, but critics everywhere have praised it as a masterpiece of cinema. And now it all comes down to this? She didn’t do her fair share of ballet dancing? I would hope Darren Aronofsky focused more on the story itself, and bringing out the best acting in his cast than on ballet dancing. Is everyone supposed to be surprised she had a body double for the dancing part? I was more interested in other parts of the film, you know, the parts where Natalie Portman is losing her mind and morphing into a f–king Swan. After watching the “scene” with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis my first reaction is: what ballet?

Until they add in a best ballet dancer category at the Academy Awards maybe Sarah Lane should switch her face to the off position.

“I’m sorry? Did you say a Ballet? I wasn’t paying attention.”

I may be a bit biased because I’m a dude and think Natalie Portman is one of the best things to happen to geeks since the Star Wars prequels were announced. (Which sounded good at the time but turned out not so good.) After the Serena Williams controversy a couple of days ago (click her name for link.) it seems like highly successful women are coming under fire from some of the most ridiculous nonsense.

I for one could care less about Natalie’s dancing prowess at this point because I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming comedy starring herself, James Franco and Danny McBride titled Your Highness, which comes out next Friday – April 8th. Swords, Sorcery and Natalie Portman in a thong anyone?

Our review of Your Highness will soon follow its release.