Neddih Yllausiv remembers the magnificent John Candy, who died 17 years ago today. One of the most genuinely funny dudes to ever grace the screen, there's no question that all of our lives have been slightly less awesome due to his absence.
The Blu Ray extended cuts of the "Lord of the Rings" series is finally up for preorder on Amazon, with a release date set for later this year or early next. My guess is this is available in time for Christmas. Any fan of this franchise knows: the theatrical version of these movies (released on Blu Ray last year) just doesn't cut it. They're really not even the same movies. Other than "Star Wars", no set of films needs the full Blu Ray experience more than "LOTR", at least in the mind of this nerd.
Guillermo Del Toro's latest project, "At the Mountains of Madness", has been delayed so the visionary director may now turn to "Pacific Rim" in the mean time. I'm not sure anyone jumps from one interesting project to the next more than Del Toro.
John Cusack will star in "Dictablanda", a movie he also wrote and will produce. Oh, how I love John Cusack and oh, what terrible movies he tends to make. No one tries harder and acts better in a bad movie than Cusack but wow, there's usually a lot to overcome.
The Movie Brothers review "The Man Who Wasn't There", which is, I believe, the only Coen brother film I haven't seen. (Except, of course, "The Ladykillers", which, let's face it, no one should be forced to see.)