When Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't busy playing cops and pimping his HitRECordJoe empire, he clearly spends a lot of time studying the arts. Because, my friends, you don't just learn the lyrics to R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" overnight. I speak from experience. Hit the jump to watch JGL make sweet, dirty aural love to an audience at OSU with his guitar and the R&B stylings of Mr. Robert Sylvester Kelly.
The first image of Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt has emerged from the behind the scenes of Hyde Park on Hudson, director Roger Michell's tale of the great president's royal visitors (and concurrent extramarital dalliance) in 1939. ""I wouldn't have done it without him," said Michell of the long "dance" to get Murray. "But after a year of waiting, I received a wonderful text that said, 'Yes, I'll do it.'" And here you have it. Chime in with your thoughts after a browse through the rest of today's Buzz Break.
· VF has a cute new photo of The Hunger Games's cast soaking up some rays and taking a break from murdering each other in front of screaming crowds. It's an "interactive photo," which means you can scroll over it at the source and learn about each actor. Click through for the photo, as well as more of Buzz Break. [VF]
It's been a while since we brought you the latest set shenanigans from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises; we've seen so much spoilery action spy footage, why ruin the mystique? Oh, that's right. Because we are obsessed. Good, good. Carry on. Here's a picture of Joseph Gordon-Levitt on set in NYC (but not at Occupy Wall Street) as Gotham copper John Blake, in uniform. You're welcome. Stick around for more Halloween Monday Buzz Break!
Now that I'm finally over The Blind Side's undeserved Oscar presence, I can get back to celebrating the things I love about Sandra Bullock. She is feisty! And sincere! And funny! In 1991, she'd apparently already nailed down that Bullockian trifecta, because she is positively charming in this audition tape from the beginning of her career. Check it out after the jump, along with the rest of Buzz Break (including Lindsay Lohan's newest $1 million offer).
While at the Austin Film Festival to pimp this week's Hunter S. Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary, star Johnny Depp grabbed his guitar and took to the stage with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top for a surprise rock show. Because that's how you get the kids to come to your new period movie, folks! Viral marketing meets rock 'n' roll! Johnny Depp can do no wrong! Watch the video and stick around for more Buzz Break.
After writer-director Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) debuts her latest film, this December's moody Tilda Swinton-Ezra Miller pic We Need to Talk About Kevin, she'll set her sights on more classic fare: Herman Melville's Moby Dick... only, set in space. "We're taking the premise into the realm of the galaxy; it's creating a whole new world, and a new alien, a very psychological piece" Ramsay told Radio 5 Live's Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. "Mainly taking place in the ship, a bit like Das Boot, so it's quite claustrophobic. It's another monster movie, in a way, 'cause the monster's Ahab." Stick around for more happenings in today's Buzz Break.
While promoting Tower Heist during a recent television interview, Eddie Murphy took a moment to forecast that he will be the most awful Academy Awards host of all time. (Has he seen last year's ceremony co-hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco?) Click through to watch Murphy repeatedly cut off his Tower Heist co-star Ben Stiller to predict just how bad his Oscars show will be. Spoiler alert: It ends with a powder blue suit and a golden
In addition to giving the Gaddafi assassination the ol' Taiwanese 'toon treatment, the good folks at Next Media Animation have processed the recent Avengers trailer through their kooky CG filters. The result? One and a half minutes of hilarious superhero (and gyrating ScarJo) action that imagines the titular crime fighters are called to assemble to battle the evil, cell phone-hacking, nude pic-distributing Loki. There's no way the actual movie will be this entertaining. Stick around for more Buzz Break!
The pop culture parodists at The Hillywood Show bring it with the Halloween movie-music mash-up of the season. Put your paws up and watch as they envision The Nightmare Before Christmas, only with Lady Gaga in place of Jack Skellington. The Monster Queen of Halloweentown! Somehow it's not much of a stretch. Bonus: It'll give you a plethora of Gaga Halloween costume ideas (sans the meat dress, which might be a bit tricky to pull off). More in your Thursday Buzz Break!
Piranha 3DD may have been pushed to 2012, but the new teaser trailer suggests that the quality and spirit of the franchise hasn't been diluted. How could it have been, with returning fish survivor Ving Rhames dropping lines like, "Bring me my legs!" before gunning down the waters, Cherry Darling-style? Or with Baywatch's own lifeguard-slash-private eye extraordinaire, Mitch Buchannon, policing the bouncing bloodied bosoms fleeing from their piscine predators? All this and more -- "Double the terror, double the Ds" -- in today's Buzz Break!
Because it looks complicated to make, has very limited mobility, and is kind of super creepy, this homemade Pixar-inspired costume -- a full-body reconstruction of the anthropomorphic Pixar Luxo lamp logo -- may not be the best costume idea for your Halloween movie-related revelries. But you've got to see it in action. Shivers. Check it out and stick around for your daily Buzz Break.
Darren Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera) has directed three Saw movies -- a fact which the trailer for next month's horror pic 11-11-11 makes a point to tell you. That pedigree, plus a handful of vaguely comprehensible images, shadowy scenes, a static shot of a statue, and (unintentionally) cheesy voice over tell you everything you need to know about the movie! Well, except for its plot. And who's in it. And why anyone should care. Watch the teaser and stick around for more Buzz Break.
"The most chilling ghost story of our time?" you say, new trailer for The Woman in Black? We'll be the judge of that. So far it looks like Harry Potter has gone back in time to trudge worriedly through a haunted house stocked with creepy little girls and jump scares. Can't he just retire these spooks to some old paintings on the wall and be done with them, already? Expecto petr-ho-hum, if you ask me. But take a look for yourself, and stick around for more of your Friday Buzz Break.
You know which underrated actor I love? Michael Biehn. You know which other underrated actor I love? Milo Ventimiglia. (Gilmore Girls forever!) So the tense, bloody trailer for Xavier Gens' apocalyptic horror pic The Divide pretty much had me at the get go, even before Biehn and Ventimiglia faced off for control of a roomful of survivors bunkered down in a basement after the world outside apparently succumbed to Sarah Connor's nightmare nuclear blast from Terminator 2. Watch the trailer and get more midday treats in today's Buzz Break.