- Above you see part of one of the Photoshopped posters for Cracked's "If Movie Titles Were Honest" list. There's another Twilight one, too, but I especially love the There Will Be Blood-No Country for Old Men swap and the new titles for Raiders of the Lost Ark and Primer.
- Julia Roberts will reteam with Eat Pray Love writer-director Ryan Murphy (who'll earn $5 mill.) for an untitled rom-com that sounds like a reverse-sex version of Mr. Mom, which is an interesting twist to feminism coming 27 years after that gender-role-swapping comedy. Also, following our first look at Due Date earlier, it's interesting to see another faux-redo of a John Hughes movie in development. I'd love to see a cameo from Mr. Mom kid Frederick Koehler now that we've seen courtesy of Lost that he's still acting.
- Speaking of reuniting, Zombieland co-stars Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone have joined the cast of Friends with Benefits (not that one, or that one), where Stone will act again for Easy A director Will Gluck. Also in the ensemble comedy is Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Richard Jenkins, Andy Samberg and Jenna Elfman. Of course, they all could be upstaged by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (aka "A-Rod") who might make this his onscreen feature film debut.
- Speaking of baseball players, Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt will portray real-life slugger Scott Hatteberg in Moneyball. From what I understand, the A's really dig him, but he can't seem to get over the Red Sox. That's for the MouseRat fans out there.
- Bourne Identity director Doug Liman will direct the potentially marquee-busting The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, based on the non-fiction book by Monte Reel. I don't know much about the source material, but I'm hoping it involves bringing this last tribesman to NYC for some wacky fish-out-water antics. It's been a while, Hollywood.
- Speaking of indigenous peoples, explorer /neuroscientist /documentarian /professor Dr. S. Allen Counter, who's done research in the rain forests, the Arctic and elsewhere, will receive a biopic courtesy of Will Smith, who will produce a film scripted by Apocalypto screenwriter Farhad Safinia. Once again, Hollywood: fish-out-of-water; New York City; funny antics involving bidets, taxi cabs, nudity, etc. Thanks!
- Ratatouille getting a 3D re-release? Come on Pixar, you know the appropriate format is smell-o-vision.
- Critics seem to be raving about Hans Zimmer's score for Inception, which many of you will agree with after this weekend. For now, while I hate to feature footage from a film premiere, you really should check out the live performance of the score down below. Just skip over the red-carpet stuff and begin the clip around the 8:00 mark. If only every screening came with the live show. [via FirstShowing.net]: