They just cast Olivia Williams as Dr. Moira MacTaggert in X3, who just screams Nobel-Prize winning geneticist engaged to Dr. Charles Xavier in their college years.
I'm all for continuing the lame ass tradition of casting producer's teenaged girlfriends as leading world scientists, especially when it's the ex Mrs. Sheen. So I can sort of buy that the Legacy cure resides in Olivia's pretty thirty-something head. But I don't buy that she's had a forty odd year affair with brilliant senior citizen Charles Xavier, or for that matter that she's the mother of Proteus. Sigh. Not that I wouldn't have an affair with Xavier and Magnus at the same time (in next month's Alias issue, Mutant DP!), but that's what the OTHER X girls are there for...not our lovely lass Moira. Come on Brett Ratner. I'm trying really hard not to hate you. First Red Dragon, now X3...I'm itching with worry.
You know what? I actually really liked X and X2, but while I'm bitching...it still really throws me off to have a teenage Rogue. I mean, I know she was more powerful than Jubilee or Kitty Pryde and they decided to combine characters for a while to capture the teenage market, but it makes all the scenes of her and Magneto so creepy sub-texted (have I coined a new term?), and then Gambit...urgh. Must abort thought process.
Other misc meanderings from my twisted soul...I think last night's Entourage had a perfect moment for each character. Stellar. Oh god, and just when I was starting to get and like the Comeback, they turned Valerie into a weenie again. I don't understand the exercise of making us hate her so. It feels like I'm being forced to sit through experimental european films all over again...Je Tu Il Elle, anyone? I get that it's real, it's just too real and there's not a soul to like, except off-camera Jane.
Happy for the success of Four Brothers. I knew they'd make money. Very funny, charming, kick-ass, unique, fun, stylish, believable sibling relationships...my audience of LA screenwriters was in stitches and cheered/clapped at the end. Singleton knows his Sergio Leone. Apparently the reviewers calling it a blaxploitation revenge flick aren't up to date on their spaghetti westerns. But he used that same weird mouth squib thing he used in Higher Learning when Tyra Banks' character died. I hated being there that day, it was so gross to see her sputtering blood. By the way, great free ipodcast download of the Q & A I was at with the screenwriters (go to CreativeScreenwriting.com for directions), one of whom just directed friend Ford's film Catacombs. Think that will be our Blair Witch next year.
Don't mention SFU plot to me yet. TiVo crapped out on me, so I have to wait until tonight to catch up with Nate's afterlife.
Tony Bennett at the Hollywood Bowl was freaking amazing. If you ever get the chance, see the legend.
If you need a free laugh (and who doesn't) check out comedian Eugene Mirman's site. If you get past the crooning child with your sanity intact, you'll lose it listening to his taped discussions with the anti gay phone company.
You guys have let Murderball be torpedoed by Penguins and crap/vomit jokes. You all suck. Seriously, this week is probably your last chance. Please go see the film. Don't break my friends' hearts. They're sweet people trying to change the world. Give 'em six bucks and ninety minutes. You'll laugh harder than you did at the Wedding Crashers.