300 victim: Poor, poor Gerard Butler

Whatever happened to Gerard Butler? You may recall that while once a regular on the Beat’s pages, the Scottish actor became distraught when the Beat became engaged, and was sent reeling into a downward spiral of drugs, terrible romcoms, and dating his costars.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 5/10/10

§ If you’re wondering wondering what happened to the Pepper-kisses-Iron Man’s-helmet scene from the IRON MAN 2 trailer that was nowhere to be found in the movie, Gavok’s Iron Man 2: The Deleted Scenes has a lot of answers by comparing the novelization of the movie (based on an early version of the screenplay) to the finished version: The most obvious removal is the scene of Pepper kissing Tony’s helmet and throwing it out the aircraft as he tells her, “You complete me!”

…Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think that the combination of that scene would have led to a big wave of racial awkwardness if left unchanged.

…In a comic book store, if you’re focusing primarily on periodical comics, and that’s still a significant portion of everybody’s business, every single week you’re getting somewhere between 60 and 100 comics that aren’t interchangeable the way chocolate ice cream is with another ice cream.

…A few images from the Conan set in Bulgaria have leaked out , and apparently ancient CImmeria has been dressed to look like Camden, New Jersey. 201005100331.jpg § A New Zealand newspaper takes umbrage at the way J.

Dear Dear Gerard Butler chubs it up in Barbados

Dear, dear Gerard Butler fans around the world are in mourning or denial after the wide distribution of holiday beach photos of the star sporting the kind of physique that screams “THIS! IS! CHEESECAKE! AND I’M EATING IT ALL!” The fall from his 300 form is tragic, if human. Gawker uses the occasion to lobby […]

Looking back at the Aughts: Vig and Sean still have it

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, film magazine Empire recently commissioned a photo gallery of stars reprising their iconic roles. Although it’s been 10 years since they made the LORD OF THE RINGS films — surely one of the most successful creative undertakings of the ten-year period about to pass — Boromir and Aragorn (aka Sean […]

Weekend wrap-up

Oh, we missed you. We totally predicted that the G.Butt-hosted SNL would go there! And it did.

Catching up with Gerard and Clive!

Hm, Let’s see, FMB is in Blighty for BICS*, so maybe it’s time to sneak a peak at some…old friends. Whatever happened to dear, dear Gerard Butler, we hear you asking? Well, aside from being linked to all kinds of Hollywood hotties, and scuffling with seniors at the dog park, he’s also starring in about […]

Gerard Butler resurrection?

The 300 sequel is actually moving along, according to an interview with producer Mark Canton at Splash Page. It seems Frank and Zack are cooking something up. — 301 or 600 or 299 or something — but perhaps…a familiar set of abs will make a reappearance? But if you’re thinking that no sequel could ever […]

Golden Globes wrap-up

It all went according to the script: Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for DARK KNIGHT, WALL*E won for Best Animated Film and in a little surprise, WALTZ WITH BASHIR won for Best Foreign Film. (Mickey Rourke also won Best Actor in a Dramatic role for THE WRESTLER, and thanked his dogs because the guy […]

300 sequel fact or fiction?

News flooded out everywhere yesterday that Frank Miller is working on a graphic novel SEQUEL to 300, the pop culture phenomenon that added the cry “THIS IS SPARTA!” to the ranks of movie catchphrases for lunkheads. Zack Snyder wants to direct and Legendary is on board. While exciting news for fans of digitally enhanced abdominals, […]


Well, it’s not enough that comic book movies have saved the box office, now they are saving the DVD business, which fell 3.2% last year to a mere $15.9 billion. How? Well, using Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, of course. According to the NY Times, Warner is trying a bold new tactic in conjunction with […]

Butler boards Black Freighter

Everyone has been very, very sad that dear, dear Gerard Butler didn’t end up with a role in WATCHMEN, although he and director Zack Snyder had professed their undying love for one another many times. However, all is not lost! Empire reports that Butler will voice the captain in an anime-style cartoon of “Tales of […]

Beat ardor cooling for former hottie

It looks like Gerard Butler is blithely traipsing down the romcom path : Gerard Butler has signed on to star opposite Katherine Heigl in the battle of the sexes comedy “The Ugly Truth” for Lakeshore Entertainment….Story centers on a romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) who is reluctantly embroiled by her chauvinistic correspondent (Butler) in […]

Nim”s Island trailer

Oh dear. We knew DDGB would do anything that paid…but Jodie Foster too?