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Posts Tagged ‘Samuel L. Jackson’

Writer Gives Thanks for Eddie Murphy, Bruce Beresford

ShutterstockEddieMurphy2010Journalists-slash-screenwriters, please take note. In turkey dinner terms, it is possible that great script you just finished polishing will not hear the cry of “Action!” until Thanksgiving 2025.

By way of proof, we point you to a recent blog post by former Patch columnist and current Mom sitcom staff writer Susan McMartin. The film Cook, inspired by her family life experiences, started production today:

To say it’s been a long ride to get here is an understatement. I wrote the screenplay, Cook, when my daughter was just a little over two-years-old.

She’s going to be 13 in a month.

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Xbox Users Set to Play with a Unique Awards Show Component – ‘Samuel L. Jackson Mode’

The king of U.S. reality TV, Mark Burnett, has added a royale-with-cheese-like element to tonight’s live broadcast on Spike TV of the 10th anniversary edition of the Video Game Awards (6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET). Per an article in Variety by Marc Graser:

Through Xbox Live, viewers will choose which weapons from various video games that host Samuel L.Jackson will appear with onstage, or the video games they want to see him integrated into via what’s being dubbed “Sam Jackson Mode.”

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Putting Samuel L. Jackson’s Siri Ad to the Test

Boston-based comedian Paul Kafasis has shared a very funny post on his blog One Foot Tsunami. After endlessly watching the “Date Night” TV ad in which Samuel L. Jackson works with Siri to prepare a romantic evening of gazpacho consumption, he decided to cook up a real-world test.

It was bad enough when Kafasis articulated to Siri the words, “Remind me to put the gazpacho on ice in an hour.” But things got really dicey when he then used a recording of Jackson mouthing the dialogue. Kafasis’ Siri responded with:

- Call Mirium Booksbaum
- Call Anna-Genelle Harev
- Call Ron Ridenhour

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New York Times Magazine Has Samuel L. Jackson Covered

Here is the cover of the latest New York Times Magazine. As you can see, it’s basically a crash course in Samuel L. Jackson’s career. The only thing missing is some expletives.

Coming Soon to Audible: Dustin Hoffman Reading Jerzy Kosinski

The A-List Collection is off to a great start at audible.com, with $14.95 offerings ready by Susan Sarandon, Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet. Intriguingly, Hathaway’s rendering of The Wizard of Oz has the reader-reviews edge so far, ahead of her fellow celebs by a half star.

As with all things Hollywood related, the coming attractions are as important a part of the package as the feature presentation. And in that respect, audible has got it going on.

Nine more tantalizing titles are currently teased. Everything from Colin Firth reading Graham Greene to Meg Ryan dropping into William Saroyan‘s The Human Comedy.

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Perfecting F’ing Match | Monkey Business | Qualifications

  • GalleyCat: In one of the most natural fits we’ve ever heard of, Samuel L. Jackson is narrating the audiobook version of Go The F**k To Sleep.
  • FishbowlLA: You’re about to see a whole lot more of that weird Paul Frank monkey.
  • SocialTimes: Mitt Romney’s Facebook page had the most “likes” of any of the other speakers after Monday’s debate. We think that means he should be our next president.

The Bald and the Beautiful

Forget about last week’s ranking by Forbes of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In a town overrun with male braggadocio, the Bald 100 honor roll shared this week by GQ is going to undoubtedly be a far greater topic of conversation.

Perhaps Vin Diesel can bank on the idea that he is the top west coast industry rep on the list at #5 to spark a fresh round of meetings. Better yet, the lanky actor should have his people call Ron Howard‘s people to share a laugh over the fact that the director sits at #6. Meanwhile, it’s too bad Larry David isn’t currently in production on Curb Your Enthusiasm; he clocks in at #10, a few slides behind Samuel L. Jackson (#7), as the fourth and final member of L.A.’s gleaming chrome dome quartet.

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