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.
So the Sight & Sound poll was a big deal this week. If you missed it, it's the once-a-decade list of the top 50 films as voted by critics from around the world. But what about directors? We've got a look at the all-time top 10 lists from some of the greats, like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and more.
It's been an alright-alright-alright year for Matthew McConaughey, who's starred in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike,' Richard Linklater's 'Bernie,' and can currently be seen in William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe.' And now the actor will take a stroll on down to Wall Street for Martin Scorsese in 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
While you were getting pumped about the Olympics (yeah, no one does this), we were reporting on the week's most ridiculous news. From a 'Battle Royale' TV series on -- wait for it -- the CW to Martin Scorsese trying to convince us he uses Siri, we've got a breakdown of the worst and most absurd news from this week, in case you weren't paying attention.
While we won't see a new movie from Jon Favreau the director for a while yet, Jon Favreau the actor seems busier than ever.
There are few filmmakers who love film as much as Martin Scorsese. The man has made two three-hour documentaries about the American and Italian films he loves, and until Quentin Tarantino came along he was probably the most famously movie-mad director. In a sign of the times his next film, 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' will be shot digitally.