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Weekly Dose of Ridiculous: 'Videodrome' Remake, Todd Phillips, and 'American Horror Story' Overkill

by Britt Hayes August 24, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
Universal Pictures
Welcome back to the Weekly Dose of Ridiculous, in which you join us in shaking our heads disapprovingly at the most absurd news stories of the week, collected in one post for your convenience. This week we're dealing with a remake of 'Videodrome,' Todd Phillips replacing Martin Scorsese, and an over-abundance of 'American Horror Story' promos.

David Cronenberg: 'Dark Knight' Fans Don't Know "What the F--- They're Talking About"

by Mike Sampson August 15, 2012 @ 4:05 PM
New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.
Director David Cronenberg has made some fantastic films over his career including 'The Fly,' 'Videodrome,' 'A History of Violence,' 'Scanners' and 'Cosmopolis' which opens in theaters tomorrow. But don't expect him to direct a superhero movie any time soon. The director recently was asked about 'The Dark Knight Rises' and had some harsh words for the Batman franchise.

'Eastern Promises 2' Not Happening

by Damon Houx August 14, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
Focus Features
Mainstream cinema is currently driven by franchises, though sometimes it's questionable what should or shouldn't get a sequel. Surely Warner Brothers would drive a truck full of money up to Christopher Nolan's house if he did 'Inception 2,' but some stories are best left to one film only. David Cronenberg thought 'Eastern Promises' could make for a franchise, and word was out that a follow up was moving forward. Now Cronenberg says that the sequel is dead.

'Cosmopolis' Review

by Matt Singer August 14, 2012 @ 9:23 AM
Entertainment One
It's better to think of David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' as a dream than a movie. It might not work in cinematic terms -- it's talky, it's stiff, it's aimless -- but it makes perfect sense in hypnagogic ones.
The film, based on a novel by Don DeLillo, has been billed in some corners as a science-fiction story, but that's not quite right. Other than the protagonist's hi-tech limo -- which has touchscreens, swivel chairs, and a hidden pull-out toilet -- nothing in the New York City of 'Cosmpolis' looks all that different from our own. When our hero eats lunch, it's at a generic coffee shop. When he passes people on the street, they're dressed like normal 2012 citizens. Things grow increasingly hostile -- and increasingly weird -- on the other side of his limousine windows, but they never get any more technologically advanced. This is more of a twisted fantasy of the present than a vision of the future.

The Version of 'Total Recall' That Never Happened

by Sean O'Connell May 3, 2012 @ 1:38 PM
The road through Hollywood is littered with the remains of projects that could have been. So while we continue to prepare for August’s release of Len Wiseman’s ‘Total Recall’ – another adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" – the Internet teases the version David Cronenberg once wanted to film. You decide which one might have been better.

Robert Pattinson Goes Full David Cronenberg in 'Cosmopolis' Trailer

by Damon Houx April 19, 2012 @ 1:25 AM
Entertainment One
There is a sense that David Cronenberg has gone soft. Sure, 'A History of Violence' had it's share of brutality, but the last couple films have not had the intense mind-games mixed with a smattering of sex and violence that marked Cronenberg's career until recently. And with his latest film starring Robert Pattinson, has the man gone soft? Think again... watch the trailer for 'Cosmopolis.'