Now days it’s a highly common thing to see actors take a stab at the music scene, it’s not a surprise really, I mean celebrities have been doing it for decades. However there comes a time when a rarity such as this comes along and you can’t help but say “Whaaa!” followed by “Yeaaah!” for some, what I speak of might come as a bit of old news, but I assure you that those of you who haven’t seen it yet will no doubt be in shock because there is nothing more surprising and epic then seeing NBC’s The Office very own Leslie David Baker rock it out in his autotune dance début single “2 Be Simple” (Featuring N.U.M.).
Now I know what you’re thinking, anytime the word “autotune” is brought up involving a song it can’t be good, well I assure you while that might be the case this is the exception as we see ol’ Leslie work his smooth moves with the ladies (you one sly dog Les), and trust me you’ll be laughing with excitement by the end of the video. Now scroll down and see why Leslie is the man when it comes to all the ladies! See him rocking it out Ke$ style!
Extra Tidbit: Now I know why Stanley is always eager to get the hell out of Dunder-Mifflin at the end of the day, I would too if I had a house full of hotties waiting for me.
While it’s a considerably slow day for entertainment news, I am happy to report that after months of unconfirmed hearsay and rumors, one of NBC’s most promising new shows is finally getting a release date! The NBC show “Awake” is now set for a March 1st premiere which has successfully bumped another new NBC show “The Firm” from its Thursday night timeslot. I am personally happy to hear this news because not only am I a fan of Jason Isaacs, but a solid fan of sci-fi as well. March 1st cannot get here soon enough.
Awake is a Sci-fi/Drama starring “Harry Potter” alum Jason Isaacs as a detective who survives a horrific car crash that causes his life to split into two separate “realities” in which his wife was killed in one and his son in the other. Which of the two is real is beyond him, and will he be able to make the ultimate choice to choose which is real? The premise alone is very intriguing for me, and I’m sure if done right, the show could be a success. Only time will tell whether or not NBC can pull off another sci-fi hit in these trying times.
Remember the year 2000? Sure you do, it was a fairly decent year for movies! One in particular that comes to mind was a sci-fi horror film starring a yet to be known New Yorker who’s career would blow up into mega-action stardom! Yep you guessed it right, I’m talking about Pitch Black (2000). You remember four years later when we were all served up a sequel called The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)? Sure you do, it vastly differed from its predecessor in both theme and tone when the horror element was dropped completely? Remember the awesome sequel that followed? No? Yeah me neither… We were told about one in the works and even teased about it over the years, but that was about as far as it went, talks and negations. And eight years later what do we have for show? Well I’m glad you asked because we’re finally getting a third entry in the series! And even better there’s proof! Below is the first official still of actor Vin Diesel in full Riddick gear, which was shared by his official Facebook page.
Little is known about when we’ll be seeing this flick hit the sliver screen at the moment but here’s the synopsis: “Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.”
As of right now the official cast list includes: Vin Diesel. Karl Urban. Katee Sackhoff. And Jordi Molla. With Director David Twohy set to direct.
Extra Tidbit: with nearly eight years since its last sequel do you think the series will be able to muster up enough steam to get the fans back in the seats?
I was a big fan of the first Resident Evil film back in 2002 despite it not quite living up to the material it’s based on, and as cheesy as it’s follow up ‘Apocalypse’(2004) was I still fairly enjoy the hell out of it. That being said however, I was not a really big fan of its third entry in the series ‘Extinction’ (2007), but it somehow managed to redeem itself with the third sequel ‘Afterlife’ (2010) now barely two years later and we’ve already got another installment on its way with RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION!
If you haven’t seen it already earlier in the week then the first official stills of fifth entry in the Resident Evil franchise has been released Via Twitter Here and Here
Synopsis: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington DC, and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.Resident Evil: Retribution is starring: Milla Jovovich. Kevin Durand. Michelle Rodriguez. Jason Isaacs. Sienna Guillory. Oded Fehr. Johann Urb. Bingbing Li. Shawn Roberts. And Colin Salmon. And is set to be released in theaters everywhere September 17th. 2012.
Extra Tidbit: Wow! Talk about a reunion of a few familiar faces making their epic return in the franchise. It’s a shame Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller won’t be returning as Claire and Chris Redfield.
Director James Wan has only five features under his belt (according to IMDB) and yet he’s already considered by some as a master of horror. Personally I’ve only had the pleasure seeing four of his five films, three of which are among my favorite films of the 2000 era, On the other hand, the fourth is one of my least favorites (wouldn’t you like to know which one is that?) Last year’s box office success ‘INSIDIOUS’ was a tremendous success both critically and finically pulling in over $54 million domestically while racking in just a few million shy of a cool $100 million worldwide on a budget of only, get this; $1.5 Mill! Insidious (Limited release in 2010) is probably one of the most profitable horror films of 2011. So with that type of numbers pulled in on such an impressively small budget you have to respect James Wan for always attracting such a top notch cast in all his features.
So with that being said, it only makes sense that he’d keep the paranormal theme going right into his next project THE CONJURING. According to The Hollywood Reporter actor Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) are going to play “a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.”
The Conjuring is written by Chad and Carey Hayes and is “based on the real life tale of the Perron family and their ordeals in the 1970s. When New Line acquired the pitch from the Hayes, it included life rights to the Perron family and the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.” Filming is slated to begin this March in North Carolina with a TBA 2013 release date.
Extra Tidbit: I wonder how Wan will handle the supernatural aspect of the plot since it’s based on a true story, will he give it the poltergeist treatment?