Bradley Cooper leaves “The Crow,” Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg rumored as replacements

Bradley Cooper leaves “The Crow,” Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg rumored as replacements (photo)

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Completely dashing all of our hopes to finally see the wry, arrogant “Crow” with impressive bone structure that we’ve always dreamed of, Bradley Cooper has reportedly left the production. Don’t fret though, because the good thing about black wigs and face paint is that they fit pretty much everyone, so there are already a couple frontrunners to step into the recently vacated role.

The Hollywood Reporter has, erm, reported that Cooper has taken his leave on account of scheduling conflicts, as he will be filming David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” in the fall before moving right into “Paradise Lost.” Possible replacements for Cooper are said to include Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg.

While Cooper didn’t exactly conform to the look established by original Crow Brandon Lee, Tatum and Wahlberg seem to be even further afield. The first “Crow” movie inspired legions of kids to dress in black, but the big beefy Tatum and Wahlberg look more like the varsity football squad than the kind of folks you see hanging out at Hot Topic. That said, legendary WCW wrestler Sting started out with a surfer gimmick, and he ended up being a pretty good Crow knockoff, so who are we to say?

Neither Tatum or Wahlberg are a done deal yet though, obviously, and other actors could possibly be brought in to take the lead role in the film. Based on the original comics created by James O’Barr, the new “Crow” film will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and produced by Relativity.

What do you think about Channing Tatum or Mark Wahlberg playing the Crow? Who would you like to see step into the character’s Doc Martens? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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