• Is Hunter S. Thompson’s, The Rum Diary right for Johnny Depp? The details from the script include: “1960: Divorced alcoholic and struggling novelist Paul Kemp decides to kick around San Juan until his ship comes in… drinking gallons of rum and experimenting with LSD.” That sounds like something Depp would be great at! He’s developed a thing for rum hasn’t he? [FirstShowing]
  • Radha Mitchell joins Deadwood’s former sheriff Timothy Olyphant in George Romero’s 1973 horror remake of The Crazies. Good movie. Don’t fuck it up. [Empire]
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment is asking its departments to cut their budgets by at least 10 percent. Maybe the Watchmen stress is getting to them, maybe it’s the recession. Either way, cutbacks are here. [Variety]

  • Milk wins Best Picture and Sean Penn wins Best Actor in Vancouver Critics Awards. At least we know that the Canadians appreciate the film. [Variety]
  • It looks like Craven is not done with the Scream series yet. The writer of the first two Scream films, Kevin Williamson is coming back on to write another screenplay and Wes Craven might be coming back to direct, or at least be a part of the production in some way. Aren’t we done with that franchise? The story-lines really dropped off at the end. [FirstShowing]