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The Wachowskis to direct “Justice League” movie?

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“Justice League” just might be the hottest new property Warner Bros. is working on, so it’s no surprise that there have been plenty of rumors surrounding its production. The first was that Ben Affleck was the frontrunner to direct the movie, though he has since come out and vehemently denied his involvement (more on that later). Now the rumor mill is saying that the Wachowskis are next in line to helm the project, and that sounds a bit more believable.

Moviehole reports the news, claiming that Lana and Andy are also on WB’s “smallish list” of directors for the movie.

“What I’m told is Warner Bros. are apparently jazzed with ‘Cloud Atlas’, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration,” the site writes. “‘Justice League’ needs to be as big on character, as it does bells & whistles, and the Wachowski’s could probably offer that.”

Honestly, we wouldn’t be too surprised if the Wachowskis did helm this project. They haven’t had a massive hit since “The Matrix” trilogy, but they’re more than adept with big story concepts and CGI, so they would be a good fit for “Justice League.” Still, we’ll believe this (or whoever ends up being selected to direct the flick) when a press release from Warner Bros. lands in our inbox.

Affleck, meanwhile, told Vancouver website 24 Hrs. that he’s definitely not involved with “Justice League,” no matter how much WB is rumored to want him.

“I’m not working on the ‘Justice League.’ One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumors get started,” he said “‘Justice League’ sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on.”

“Justice League” likely won’t hit theaters until 2015 or later. Will Beall was hired to write the script.

Who do you want to direct “Justice League”? Tell us in the comments section 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.

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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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