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Grizzly Dailies: Party Down, Ryan Gosling and MORE!!

Party Down Movie Has Financial Backing and a Gung-Ho Cast

Party Down is one of my favorite shows ever and it’s agreed that it was most definitely cancelled prematurely. The brilliant writing, excellent cast, and consistently witty humor was no match for the usual garbage that makes its way to TV which is probably part of the reason why it was cancelled; not enough people “got it”. But that’s okay, because the ones who did are demanding more and it seems like now they’re finally going to get it.

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New Movie ‘Spring Breakers’ with Selena Gomez & Vanessa Hudgens [Updated]

I don’t mean to come off as misogynist or anything like that, but even if Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers sucks royally (which it won’t), no one will dare hate the scantily clad former Disney chicks who carry the film. In these new, steamy pictures from the upcoming film, we get a look at what our heroines will hopefully be wearing for the duration of the film (AKA as little as possible).

My wife, Selena Gomez, stars in the film alongside Vanessa Hudgens. James Franco stars in the film as well, playing a drug dealer. I’m actually really interested in the content of this movie, but tossing in some scantily clad ladies won’t hurt either.

According to IMDb, the film follows:

“Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper “Alien” promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.”

Pretty much sounds like the Harmony Korine we all know and love.

Check out the pictures below!

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers
[EDITORS NOTE: Unlike my (obviously) young colleague, this movie does almost nothing for me. I don’t know these ‘Disney Chicks’, they all look like little kids to me. And as much as I love James Franco, this is not a movie that I would’ve even considered watching until about a minute ago, when I saw who else was in it. Heather Morris, who next to all the little girls in this movie, is a woman. Booyah.]

Spring Breakers

Val Kilmer’s On A BMX…and Of Course, Harmony Korine is Directing

In one of the oddest trailers I’ve ever seen, Val Kilmer stars in one of three shorts that make up The Fourth Dimension. His short, entitled Lotus Community Workshop, focuses on Hector, played by Kilmer himself. Hector is a motivational speaker who is quite awful at his job. Besides that, there’s not much else we can discern from this art-comedy directed by the one and only Harmony Korine. You probably know the work of Harmony Korine through such family-friendly fare as KidsGummo, Mister Lonely, and who could forget, Trash Humpers.

It may seem like I’m mocking Korine’s work, but quite the contrary. I’m a huge fan of the guy and I think he has a really interesting way of depicting inner peace through outer chaos. I’m excited to see what he does with Kilmer’s character, but I’m even more pumped for his 2013 film Spring Breakers. Starring my wife, Selena Gomez, there’s not much known right now about the film except for the fact that it’s about four college girls who end up in jail trying to rob a restaurant to fund spring break. But knowing Korine’s style of filmmaking, it’s gonna get messy.

Now, let me reiterate that Lotus Community Workshop is just one of three films that makes up The Fourth Dimension. The other two films are directed by Aleksei Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski. To be perfectly honest I have no idea what the other two films about or what they’re called. I’m just waiting to see all the interesting moments in the trailer come together in three parts. The film premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 20th, and at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24th.

Trailer:

 

Teaser For Cronenberg’s New Thriller ‘Cosmopolis’

David Cronenberg is one of those directors who’s really never made a bad film, yet he’s never even been nominated for an Oscar. Why? Because the Oscars are bullshit, but what else is new? Cronenberg, much like other extremely cerebral directors like William Friedkin and Harmony Korine, has a way of tapping into the human psyche in a way that seems comfortably strange. Relatable in some ways, completely unheard of in others.

Last year, Cronenberg directed the critically acclaimed and surprisingly mainstream erotic-drama-thriller, A Dangerous Method. This year, he seems to be going back to his surrealist routes with CosmopolisStarring Robert Pattinson, the film follows Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager whose day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, Cronenberg will write and direct this film, set to be released sometime in 2012.

For those of you doubting the strength of Robert Pattinson as an actor, just shut up. Seriously, just shut up already. The guy did the nearly impossible – He escaped the Twilight persona. Robert Pattinson is an extremely talented young actor with an already eclectic resume and disgustingly bright future ahead of him. And I’m not just saying this because I love Twilight, which I don’t. I’m saying it because the difference between him and Taylor Lautner is that Pattinson actually understands the meaning of emotion and facial expression.

If you’re still skeptical, check out the teaser trailer below. Cosmopolis also stars Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, and Juliette Binoche, AKA, the best cast I’ve seen this year thus far.