Star Trek 11: James McAvoy will play Scotty in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie? Maybe. Rumor is that the 28-year-old star of “The Last King of Scotland” has landed the role of the Scottish engineer on the Star Trek Enterprise, and will be joining young actors Zachary Quinto as young Spock and Anton Yelchin as young Chekov. Still no word on who will be playing young Kirk, but one suspects William Shatner is out of the question. Unless, of course, he goes back in time like Star Trek is wont to do.
Valkyrie: The ghost of Adolph Hitler strikes again! Well not really. But you could say it did, when 11 extras were recently hurt on the set of Tom Cruise’s World War II movie “Valkyrie”. The 11 extras fell from a truck when a side panel burst open as it drove around a corner in central Berlin on Sunday evening. One of the extras was seriously hurt and had to remain in the hospital, but the rest suffered only minor injuries. In “Valkyrie,” Cruise plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who fronted the failed attempt by a group of largely military conspirators to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944. I personally blame Tom Cruise and his Scientology beliefs for the accident and the failure to assassinate Adolph Hitler.
Harold and Kumar 2: So apparently they’re making a sequel to “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”, and it’ll be called, uh, “Harold and Kumar 2″. How creative. I guess the plot is that the two ethnic potheads take a trip overseas to Amsterdam to smoke more pot. Along the way, they get mistaken for terrorists. Well, the Indian guy gets mistaken for a Jihadist, and the Asian guy gets mistaken for a North Korean. And other unfunny stuff that should only appeal to potheads ensues, one supposes, including the re-appearance of Neil Patrick Harris as a womanizer, which is funny since Harris has since come out as being gay. Oops.