Also in Thursday afternoon's round-up of news briefs: Christoph Walt is in talks to star in a Muppets sequel; Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty officially gets new nationwide release; And a Brad Anderson thriller finds a U.S. release.
South Park is either getting seriously meta, or bizarrely free-associative in its advanced age. The beginning of Wednesday night's new episode of the Comedy Central series saw the relentlessly cheerful and naively optimistic character Butters Stotch become a pint-sized rageaholic that is initially attributed to his Hawaiian roots, but later turns out to be about the charmed life of Ben Affleck. more »
Hungry for some funny? Sounds like the new competitive carving satire Butter might be what you're craving, at least according to its cast who hit the red carpet last night for the NY premiere!
Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Modern Family's Ty Burrell and more were all on hand for the creamy fete hosted by The Cinema Society along with DKNY, Forevermark, and RentTheRunway.com -- and they all went out of their way to assure audiences that Butter is NOT a political comedy.
Or is she the Michele Bachmann of beurre? The more I see of October's Midwestern comedy Butter, the more I'm totally going to watch it and also maybe start etching masterworks out of breakfast foods. Watch the latest trailer for the Jennifer Garner-Olivia Wilde-Rob Corddry ensemble indie and see if you're as charmed by the tale of an orphan, a housewife, a stripper, and various other quirky personalities going head-to-head in a butter-carving contest.
Back to the Future II director/producer Frank Marshall recently tweeted, "Something big is coming soon. Can't say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF." Well, this package from Dr. Emmett L. Brown helps explain: It's Nike's upcoming Air Mag shoe, a replica of Marty McFly's kicks from the first BTTF sequel, that boast self-lacing technology. Put on yer incredulous Crispin Glover bug eyes, because this is pretty wild! More in Buzz Break after the jump.