Quickie Movie News for July 25, 2007

Star Trek 11: Is “Heroes” villain Sylar getting younger and gentler (and less brain-eating’er) as Young Spock in JJ Abrams’ Trek 11 movie? Maybe.

“The Simpsons”: Variety reviews the Simpsons’ hop to the big screen. Verdict: “clever, irreverent, satirical and outfitted with a larger-than-22-minutes plot”. Um.

“Step Up 2”: The sequel to “Step Up”, called “Step Up 2 the Streets”, has its cast and is ready for production. And because I know all of you are dying to find out, the plot of “Step Up 2” is set at the Maryland School of the Arts, and revolves around dance student Patrick (Robert Hoffman) and rebellious new student Andie (Briana Evigan). Love and much dancing ensues.

“Southland Tales”: Richard Kelly’s futuristic tale of porn stars and other stuff finally gets a release date. Variety says it’s November 9. Now you’ll know when you can expect to be disappointed. (Oh come on, this thing didn’t go through months of post because it’s “soooo good”, you know.)

“Lust, Caution”: Ang Lee’s Chinese period drama gets another trailer. Watch it here. Starring Tony Leung as an official in Japanese-occupied Shanghai who becomes the target of resistance fighters. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Industry News: Online movie rental giant Netflix is losing money and now has to slash prices on their monthly subscription fees to compete with Blockbuster. Now if you know my history with Netflix, you know that I’m laughing my ass off and hoping that Blockbuster buries these asswipes so deep in the ground they can’t see the sun shining up their own asses. But if you don’t know my history with Netflix, you won’t care, so carry on.