Respectable pair joins new Alba flick

Actors J.K. Simmons (Burn After Reading) and Chris Messina (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) have signed on to star opposite Jessica Alba (The Love Guru) in An Invisible Sign Of My Own, aka the “Jessica Alba is a math genius” movie.

Marilyn Agrelo’s “Amelie”-style indie follows the transformation of a sheltered, math-obsessed teacher when a new science teacher arrives at her school. 

Co-written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk (The Wedding Planner), the film is described as a “whimsical fable” and marks the fiction debut of director Marylin Agrelo (Mad Hot Ballroom). I call it “most unrealistic movie ever”.

Source

Advertisements

Fun Stuff: Celebrities go vote crazy

Fun Stuff makes its triumphant return with a boatload of election-minded videos. American celebrities have long used their unproven influence to encourage their fellow citizens to vote and they’ve never gone as all out as this year, what with their Obama songs and all. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought Americans didn’t actually get to vote for their presidents? So what is it you do vote for?

The above video, titled 5 Friends for some dumb reason, features a boatload of celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Benicio Del Toro, Sarah Silverman, Dustin Hoffman, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Linney, Jonah Hill, Natalie Portman, Forest Whitaker, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Trachtenberg, Demi Moore, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, Courteney Cox Arquette, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Amy Adams, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Bacon and several others.

The one below however, entitled The Muzzler, is much more low-key and features only Jessica Alba (ironically in one of her better performances) and Hayden Panettiere.

And if that wasn’t enough, Rosario Dawson wrote and starred in the four-part internet musical La Pasion De La Decision to encourage American latinos to vote, directed by her co-star Wilmer Valderrama. You can see all four videos after the jump. Which would you say is more earnest/more convincing? Continue reading

Comic Book Reboots: Sheena & Daredevil

Once one of the best-known action screenwriters in Hollywood, Steven E. De Souza (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life) is planning to readapt Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle, the other well-known comic book created by the legendary Will Eisner (The Spirit), and thinks Jessica Alba (The Love Guru) would be a perfect fit for the role. Pretty much a female Tarzan, Sheena was already brought to the big screen in 1984 and also had several shows based on her adventures.

Also, 20th Century-Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman gave a little more insight into the planned Daredevil reboot. However, he seems to dislike calling it a reboot, so could it actually be a sequel? If so, hurray!

A Daredevil, to use your words, reboot, is something we are thinking very seriously about. I think that the thing the Hulk showed although, it did what it did, is that it is possible, that if you really do it right the audience will give you a second chance. That it is possible. And I think that you see that when they did Batman Begins, the first Nolan movie, that you can have made some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn’t that crazy about and then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot. It needs a visionary at the level that Chris Nolan was. It needs someone, it needs a director, honestly, who has a genuine vision. What we wouldn’t do is just do it for the sake of doing it. Right? What we try to do is to get a creative engine for it, that really had a great vision for it, that’s what we would look for.

If they’re going the route of The Incredible Hulk, where it goes in a new direction but can still be considered a sequel to the first movie, then hell yeah, I’m all for it.

Source: TunaFlix

Will you be able to suspend your disbelief?

The pretty but talent-deficient Jessica Alba (The Love Guru) has replaced America Ferrera (ABC’s Ugly Betty) in the lead of An Invisible Sign of My Own where she will play, get this, a math genius. Co-written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk (The Wedding Planner) and directed by Marylin Agrelo (Mad Hot Ballroom), the film will tell the story of a young math teacher consumed by numbers, who uses her subject to help her students. WTF?

Sure, she’s certainly nice to look at and I’ve actually somewhat enjoyed quite a few Alba films but always despite her annoying presence…Poor girl has to be one of the worst actresses with a decent career in Hollywood, ugh…Something tells me that if Denise Richards can’t be convincing as a nuclear physicist in The World Is Not Enough, Jessica Alba (who’s best known for pictures like the one above) certainly won’t make us believe she knows anything about equations.

Question: Have you ever witnessed Jessica Alba put in a “good” performance? Not a passable one, an actual good performance?