Banksy Probably Not Allowed to Attend Oscars Disguised as a Monkey, and 6 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

banksy225.jpgAlso in this Tuesday edition of the Broadsheet: A fatal shooting at a Black Swan screening... Kevin Costner May Play Superman, Sr... Forty more minutes of Justin Bieber are on the way... and more ahead.

· Metro UK is reporting that the Academy has turned down Banksy's request to show up at the Academy Awards in disguise, for fear of "copycat gatecrashers." That said, the only quote the article uses to substantiate the decision is one from two weeks ago that did not say anything definitively. So maybe stay tuned on this front. Meanwhile, the art he put up in Los Angeles has been defaced. [/Film]

· Note for moviegoing in Latvia: No matter how loud or disruptive another patron is, either accept the annoyance and keep your cool or contact a manager. This lesson comes courtesy of a recent screening of Black Swan in the country where one audience member complained to a man who was snacking too loudly. The loud snacker then pulled out a gun and fatally shot the man. [The Register]

· Kevin Costner is apparently in consideration for a major role in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, possibly as Superman's Father Jonathan "Pa" Kent. [Latino Review]

· Wondering what to do with that $290 million dollars you have leftover from Christmas? Why not buy the entire Blockbuster Video chain, which is now up for sale. Happy bidding. [The Wrap]

· Doctors might have just found a cure for Bieber fever: A new version of Never Say Never with 40 minutes of new footage will hit theaters on Friday. That said, this "Director's Fan Cut" will also be missing 30 minutes of footage from the original version to accommodate the new scenes. Total running time: 115 minutes. [Reuters]

· Producers have brought on Paul Bogaev as a consultant for Spiderman: Turn off the Dark in order to "help improve the performance, vocal and orchestration arrangements, and sound quality of the songs." The show may delay again as a result. At this rate, the press may actually run out of jokes and scathing words by the time the thing opens. Nice strategy, guys. [NYT]

· Rutger Hauer will play Van Helsing in Dario Argento's Dracula 3-D. Awesome. [Cinemablend]


  • Martini Shark says:

    My co-investors and I had a bid in for Blockbuster, but then we received a notice that since our bank was going to delay payment beyond 5 days we now would owe $310 million, and then another $5 million for each day after. Screw that!