Todays Video Break: Gilligans IslandEpisode Title: Gilligan Meets the Jungle BoySeason: 1Year: 1965Why we love this episode: In light of Mary Ann (now 69) being caught with some ganja and locked up, we had to share our favorite Gilligans episode. But in our search for the perfect episode, we stumbled upon a bite-size Kurt Russell guest-starring as a jungle boy Gilligan meets on the island. Daww
he looks so cute in his little leopard skirt. Watch the video now!Your take: What do you think of little Kurt's performance? Thoughts on Mary Ann being a pothead at 69? Any other favorite episodes?
Julia Roberts will portray Joan Root, an African wildlife conservationist who was murdered in her Kenyan home this past January, in a big-screen biopic.... Audrey Tautou will channel Coco Chanel in a film from French director Anne Fontaine.... Per Variety, Goldie Hawn will star in Ashes to Ashes, a comedy about a woman traveling to Kathmandu to scatter her husband's ashes but she, um, loses them. Kurt Russell will costar (not as the ashes, I hope).... Per the Reporter, producer Emmanuel Benbihy has rounded up several up-and-coming filmmakers Zach Braff and Mira Nair included for New York, I Love You, a cinematic Valentine à la Paris, Je T'aime.
Question: A friend of mine says there are two remakes of The Poseidon Adventure (1972) in the works, one for theaters and one for TV. How can that be? It's not like Titanic, where the source is a historical event anybody could draw on. If my friend is right, what gives?
Answer: Your friend is right: A four-hour miniseries version of The Poseidon Adventure is scheduled to air on NBC in November 2005, and Warner Bros. has a theatrical remake called Poseidon due out in 2006. Because neither project is finished, I don't have access to contractual credits, but my guess as to how it happened is that the theatrical version is a remake of the first film and the TV version is an adaptation of the original novel by Paul Gallico. The why is another matter; I can't even begin to say. In any event, the $150 million thea
Sheppard, McKay, Teyla and Ronon crash-landed ("Shot down by the cast of Braveheart," griped Rodney) in an Alcatrazlike prison located on an island that is a de facto feeding ground for the Wraith. In fact, the whole reason the Wraith left the remainder of Elysia (I'm guessing at the spelling) alone is because the porky, amoral magistrate cut a deal with a hammy Wraith rep who sips blood-colored wine with the phony decadence of somebody who has gorged himself on Anne Rice's oeuvre. Add Donald Pleasance's severed finger, and the plot would have been a complete recycle of Escape from New York (which, incidentally, starred Kurt Russell, the Jack O'Neill of the original silver-screen Stargate, a film that also featured James Spader, who was in Crash with Holly Hunter, whom I saw present a 1996 Golden Globe alongside… wait for it… Kevin Bacon). Not that I'd put severing body parts past Torrell and his thugs. They did