Watch Adam Goldberg in Woody Allen Homage The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks
· Because the world doesn't have enough Woody Allen imitations -- or Wes Anderson imitations -- AMC has partnered with Adam Goldberg, Jeffrey Tambor and writer/director Peter Glanz for The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks. The three-episode web series runs 42 minutes in total, and features enough Manhattan references to sate even Mariel Hemingway. Click through to watch episode one, somewhat hilariously titled "I Pulled a Polanski" and then stick around for more Buzz Break.
[via Hulu, where you can watch the other two episodes.]
· Nerve offers five beloved coming-of-age films that are also deeply disturbing. Like Sixteen Candles! "With his '80s gay-porn-star physique and innocuous, golden-retriever grin, [Jake] Ryan exemplifies Reagan-era masculinity, to the point that the Washington Post ran an editorial on the twentieth anniversary of the film entitled 'Real Men Can't Hold a Candle to Jake Ryan.' With all due respect to the Post, that's probably for the best, because by the end of the movie, Jake Ryan turns out to be an unbelievable asshole. After confiding in a geeky underclassman (Anthony Michael Hall) that he's attracted to Sam (Ringwald), Jake allows the freshman to drive his inebriated, barely conscious girlfriend home and have his way with her. Jake then uses his girlfriend's 'infidelity,' for which she was unable to supply consent, as an excuse to break up with her and hook up with Sam." Yeeahhhh. [Nerve]
· As first reported by Deadline, and followed up with press release, Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville will play brothers in an untitled comedy from producer David Gordon Green. [Deadline, Press Release]
· The Playlist reports that Cody Horn -- who you may remember from her guest appearance on The Office at the end of last season as Will Ferrell's assistant (she's also former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn's daughter) -- has won the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike. UPDATE: Variety confirms Horn's involvement in the film. [indieWIRE/The Playlist]