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Ryan Reynolds cast in ‘Highlander’ reboot

Years before the Syfy channel arrived on the scene to populate late-night cable with classics such as “Arachnoquake,” “Piranhaconda” and “Sharktopus,” there was “Highlander.” The 1986 film, starring Christopher Lambert as a Scottish immortal bent on tracking down and beheading the last of his kind, drew suspense from the slim logic that “there can be only one.”

Or several.

Highlander has the worst continuity. "There can be only one!" Except for 5 sequels, a tv series (and it's spinoff) and an animated series.

— Zombie Phil (@Zombie_Phil) June 28, 2012

Of course, the very purpose of the “reboot” is to free filmmakers from the luggage of previous movies and sign on fresh talent. Ryan Reynolds has been confirmed as the newest immortal. The actor and heartthrob, 2010 winner of People magazine’s sexiest man award, has proved his geek cred by starring as katana-wielding assassin Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and as Green Lantern. Geeks must be thrilled, right?

This is the worst news I've ever heard about anything, ever! #highlander #RyanImShitReynolds

— Marc J Grundy (@CoolboxMarc) June 28, 2012

Ryan Reynolds is confirmed to star in the Highlander reboot, thus the destruction of another franchise has begun.

— AwfullyBadMovieClub (@AwfullyBadMC) June 28, 2012

Perhaps it’s just love for the original and its score of suitably bombastic Queen songs that is driving the backlash.

Ryan Reynolds as Highlander? Why remake the film that won an Oscar for Best Movie Ever Made? #rickybobby

— EdPitts (@EdPitts) June 28, 2012

Woah, Highlander rebooted with Ryan Reynolds? Who's doing the music this time – Katy Perry?

— Tom Andersen (@Zebula77) June 28, 2012

On the other hand, movie audiences are weary of reboots in general: “The Amazing Spider-Man” opens July 3 with another take on the hero’s origin just 10 years after Tobey Maguire stepped into the role.

Robocop, Highlander, Total Recall, and Spiderman (despite the other films' body isn't cold yet)… Please, Hollywood, STOP THE REBOOTS !

— philounatik (@philounatik) June 28, 2012

Sooo, they've remade Total Recall; Robocop, Highlander and Starship Troopers in the pipeline. Are we really that creatively moribund?

— Ceri Llewellyn (@CezLlewellyn) June 28, 2012

Nostalgia is selective, though, and not all are losing their heads over this bit of casting news.

Also, why are people up in arms about a Highlander remake. Have you actually SEEN the original? It's fucking terrible.

— 'Dashing' Wil Jones (@AchinglyChic) June 28, 2012

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Let it be known that Roseanne Barr is convinced of George Zimmerman’s guilt in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

But according to Rosie, all this could have been avoided. This afternoon, she offered up a somewhat unique take on Martin’s death:

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Vladimir Putin Is Getting A Divorce

Putin’s statement is at 1:29.

Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila announced Thursday that they are divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage.

“It was our joint decision,” the Russian President said in a TV interview. He didn’t give any specific reason for the end of their marriage, only saying, “We practically never saw each other. To each his own life.”

Lyudmila’s explanation was short and to-the-point: “I don’t like publicity and flying is difficult for me.”

The news came as a shock to the nation and world — right before the announcement, they appeared together at a ballet performance looking quite happy.

2. See?


June 6, 2013.

3. They’ve always looked happy.


May 7, 2012.

4. So, so happy.


May 7, 2012.

5. Soooooooooooooo happy.

Alexei Druzhinin / AP

May 7, 2012.

6. Really happy.

POOL / Reuters

May 7, 2012.

7. Yep.

RIA Novosti/Kremlin / Reuters

8. Happy.


March 4, 2012

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Look At All The Fun Movies Filming Right Now

1. Ice Cream eating on the set of “Can a Song Save Your Life?”

Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark Ruffalo
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2. Jen Aniston looking normal-ish on the set of “We’re the Millers”

Also with Jason Sudeikis

3. “Very Good Girls” films in NYC

Elizabeth Olsen Dakota Fanning
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4. YAY, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock on set of “The Heat”

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5. It got windy on the set of “About Time”

With Rachel McAdams

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6. Basketball playing on the set of “Runner Runner”

With Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake
Photo: FameFlynet Pictures

7. YUM, Liam Hemsworth on set filming “Paranoid”

8. Cute dog alert on the set of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

Jessica Chastain
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Bonus! Not a movie, but a TV show:

10. The youngest Jonas Brother on the set of “The Haunting Hour”

Frankie Jonas, you may know his brothers Nick, Joe and Kevin.
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