Thursday, December 16, 2010


According to "Variety" Mike Johnson, who worked with Tim Burton on CORPSE BRIDE, is going to direct OZ WARS, a new CGI/stop-motion film.  In the dark version of famous THE WIZARD OF OZ,  poor Dorothy will fight against warrior witches, black magic, martial artists and monsters in her journey set in contemporary times.

Ah, since it's boring Thursday in the news department, I have nothing else interesting to offer you today except the first entertaining trailer for TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT,  a charming comedy which will bring us a lot of 80's vibes, fashion and music next March telling us the story from the summer of 1988 about three friends on the verge of adulthood who attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store. But Matt's silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), walks into the store. When she invites him to an epic, end-of-summer party, Matt thinks he finally might have a chance with the girl of his dreams. With his cynical twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler), Matt embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime evening. From stealing a car to a marriage proposal to an indescribable, no-holds-barred dance-off, these friends share experiences that will change the course of their lives on one unforgettable night in the Go-Go '80s.
So, what's your favourite 80's song?


  1. Topher’s movie career hasn’t really taken off. I don’t think this film will help any but it’ll give his fan’s something to see.

  2. I wouldn't really agree with you on this, Jaccsy, beside some of the FRIENDS stars, Topher is one of the ex sitcom stars who are the most present in cinemas. He is not in the A league, but his movies are usually hits in DVD charts. People just love him and his relaxed movies :)

  3. That looks actually kind of good.

  4. Maybe on DVD. Not my type of theater movie.
    Kind of Animal House Does MIT.
    Queen --Another One Bites the Dust

  5. ah, QUEEN was the best group ever, Mary, I've never understood how could THE BEATLES and ROLLING STONES steal the first spot in music history from QUEEN?

  6. ahh... another party movie! :D Actually, Anna Farris looked like Anne Margaret to me on first glance at that pict--yes?

    Thanks, Dez! <3

  7. the oz thing sounds interesting! i hope it has a burton-esque feel to it. i wonder how well it will be recieved here. i never met a dorothy until i moved to kansas, and now i know two!
    topher is charming.
    but just one '80's song? that's too hard!
    someone mentioned queen, but then there's bto, and tears for fears, who i still love. when it actually was the eighties and i was a little girl, tiffany's "i think we're alone now" was my favorite song. :P

  8. Sure are changing up The Wizard of Oz! Will be curious to see it.

    Take Me Home Tonight will be seen via Netflix.

    Fave 80s song -- how 'bout Colors! The movie was made in '88 too.

  9. I like Topher's appeal; Anna Farris does look like Ann Margret, I thought the same thing, LTM! "Take Me Home" looks like a fun trip back to the 80's~

    Dezmond-I love QUEEN!

    I love the idea of redoing OZ in a different direction. I so wish Tim Burton was on board for this one~

  10. Oz Wars? Oz Wars? Whatever happened to the magical Oz of my childhood? Maybe I'll like this, but is this the kind of magical thing children need?

    Tossing It Out

  11. Dez, buddy - congratulations!!! Just saw the Movie 411 Award winners.

  12. Oh man, that 80's movie looks hilarious!

    Favorite 80's song?? You Spin Me Round

    You've just got to love that hair.

  13. Hey, congrats on your awards from The Movie 411 blog!! It would have been a travesty if anyone else besides our Hollywood Spy had won! :)

    I'll need to think about my fave '80's song... Actually, no I don't. "Beat It," hands down. "Thriller" was the first cassette tape I ever had and I listened to it a million times. I think that was my first "favorite" song.

  14. Congrats! I just heard the news that you won some cool awards and I wanted to congratulate you. It may be boring on the news front but cool for you because the best news is with you!


  15. Dezzy!!! Massive congratulations for your two awards! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You SO deserve them!

    Oh and I can't pick my fav 80s song. There are so many I love :)

  16. @Leigh
    ah, can't help you on that one, Leigh, I'm afraid I don't remember Anne Margaret :)

    there are real Dorothies in Kansas? :))) Oh, what happened to Tiffany? She was never much popular here in Europe, but I do remember her a bit :)

    which colors? TRUE COLORS? :)You will be happy to hear that two more OZ project are in preproduction beside this one :)

  17. @Ella
    we all loved the 80's didn't we? :) Great music, relaxed times, bad fashion ... family values on TV and in films...

    neither children nor adults need such kinds of movies, Lee, the Hollywood has gone crazy!

    thanks, I just saw it too :) And congrats on winning the expected SF BLOG award! Well deserved. You are the only person I nominated who won the award in the end!

  18. @Emily
    ah, you spin me round round baby round round ... :)

    thanks for your congratulations :) BEAT IT is one of the best Jackson's songs! Although I love WHO IS IT too, but that's not from the 80's.

    thanks Clarissa darling, thanks for the kind words! :)

    thanks, Lyndylove! Thank you for voting for your dear Spy :)) We shall dance to some 80's tunes at the afterparty :)

  19. I like Topher Grace, he does pick some stinkers sometimes though and he's better than that. Like the sound of Take Me Home Tonight though.
    Oz Wars?...first I heard of it, but like it already ha ha

  20. ah, Academy President Sanders, who could resist some cool 80's vibes with Topher aside :)