Dan Silver: I want to mock Darling Companion. I want to point out that it’s a film about a lost dog named Freeway (because he was found on the side of a freeway). I want to make snide comments about how the trailer feels like a Cialis commercial and should only air during breaks in Bass Masters or The Ellen Show. I want to say all these things ... but I just can’t, because Darling Companion is the latest film from Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of iconic scripts like Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark and writer/director of classics like Body Heat, The Big Chill, Silverado, and The Accidental Tourist. I feel the same hype surrounding a new Terrence Malick film should be equally placed on a new Kasdan film. So, yeah: It’s safe to assume that this film is going to be more than a bunch of near geriatrics trudging through the woods looking for a lost dog. It’s also important to point out that Kasdan had assembled a killer cast — he even was able to convince his male muse Kevin Kline to step back into a leading role. Really looking forward to this one.
Rembert Browne: To quote Daniel Silver, "I want to mock Darling Companion." That's where my quoting of Daniel Silver ends.
Diane Keaton wrote A Memoir! It's called Then Again! These are the key best excerpts from the People magazine three-pager about it. Boy, did I just fall in love with Diane Keaton for the billionth time. She's so self-deprecating and cute and charming and has no idea how beautiful she was and is. Just like in Annie Hall! I now carry a torch for her and Al Pacino.
1. She enjoyed kissing Mel Gibson for Mrs. Soffel. "I was like 39, and he was a baby! I got in the car to go home, and I kept reinventing that kiss. Over and over."
2. "That's why the title of my book is Then Again. Because you can go back! And almost reinvent those moments that meant so much."
Sports Illustrated/Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller will make her feature film debut in R.I.P.D.. The movie stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as two dead cops who work in the "Rest in Peace Department," where they monitor ghosts who refuse to move on. Miller plays Bridge’s human form, what people see when he’s on Earth. And never again will more 12-year-old boys leave a movie theater saying, “I want to see Jeff Bridge’s character naked.” Grade: C- [HR]
Diane Keaton’s HBO series Tilda — which was loosely based on the life of Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke — did not make it to the air, but the network still wants to make it work with Diane, so they've signed her to a holding deal. Until a show of hers is picked up, though, Keaton will earn her keep by working as a PA on Hung. Grade: A [Variety]