Weekly Ketchup: Kevin Smith Goes On Offensive, Heath Ledger as the Joker, Simpsons Movie Scenes, And More!

by | July 28, 2006 | Comments

This week in RT Ketchup: Kevin Smith answers critics in RT’s Forums; hunky Heath Ledger may play the Joker in the next "Batman Begins"; another grotesque "Saw 3" poster has been unveiled; you’d better get your "Harry Potter" DVDs fast; and some excellent clips of "The Simpsons Movie" have been released.

In other news, Jay Leno to give his thumbs up; Disney returns to traditional animation; Lindsay Lohan incurs the studio’s wrath while filming "Georgia Rule;" and The Hoff decides to fight back! Read on for details:

Look at that grin. Yep. That’s pretty menacing alright.

The Week’s Most Popular News

Kevin Smith Responds to Comments Calling "Clerks 2" a Flop
Director Kevin Smith, who is known for pulling no punches with readers on message boards, visited Rotten Tomatoes’ own forums to respond to criticism made by a poster that his latest movie "Clerks II" is a commercial flop.

Apparently, Heath Ledger IS The Joker…
Another Joker casting rumor is always good fun, but the guys over at Latino Review seem pretty confident that they’re offering the straight scoop: Heath Ledger as The Joker in the sequel to "Batman Begins." (And I really wish they’d give us the title already.)

"Saw 3" Poster Has Bite!

You know how the first "Saw 3" poster showed a gaping mouth that was missing a trio of teeth? Well, those choppers have apparently been located: You’ll find ’em on the all-new "Saw 3" poster. (This flick could do more damage to the dental industry than "Marathon Man."

Peep a Pair of "Simpsons Movie" Clips

Some of the "Simpsons" creators stopped by the San Diego Comic Con to do a presentation on a little something called "The Simpsons Movie," and they even brought some clips! And you can watch ’em too!

"Harry Potter" and the Recall Scheme
Specific DVDs go "out of print" all the time, sometimes due to poor sales and sometimes due to elaborate marketing schemes. Anyway, the point is this: If you want to own a "Harry Potter" movie on DVD, you better buy your copies before December.

In Other News:

  • Guillermo Del Toro has signed a one-year deal with FOX TV to develop and executive-produce one-hour series projects for the network. He plans to write or co-write a drama as part of the deal, and also to direct a pilot.
  • The frustrated CEO of Morgan Creek Productions called out Lindsay Lohan, stating in a letter that "we are all aware that your ongoing all-night heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called ‘exhaustion,’" and threatened to "pursue full monetary damages" should she pull any more no-shows on the set of "Georgia Rule."
  • Jay Leno will step in as a guest reviewer alongside Richard Roeper on "Ebert & Roeper" as Roger Ebert continues to recover from surgery. The episode will air August 5-6. Kevin Smith will co-host on August 12-13.
  • Simon Pegg is set to star in "Run, Fat Boy, Run" written by Michael Ian Black, and to be directed by David Schwimmer.
  • Disney will go back to 2D animation with "Frog Princess," a female spin on the tale of the Frog Prince.
  • Elisha Cuthbert will star in "My Sassy Girl," about a brazen girl who turns the life of a small-town guy from the Midwest upside down.
  • Dreamworks has acquired the comedy "The Intern" from writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who worked together on NBC’s "The Office."
  • Samuel L. Jackson will star with Hayden Christensen in "Jumper" to be directed by Doug Liman in his first Sci-fi feature.
  • Quentin Tarantino is interested in remaking the Dutch horror film "Dead End," even though it has not been released yet. The film will debut in Holland August 3rd, but Mr. Tarantino was shown a 20 mintue clip that piqued his interest.
  • And finally, Weekly Ketchup fave David Hasselhoff is suing a British tabloid for claiming that he was removed from the Wimbledon Championships for public drunkenness. Fortunately, Mr. Hasselhoff is not including the staff of Rotten Tomatoes in the suit, after we reported the same story in the Weekly Ketchup three weeks ago.

Good to have you back, Hoff

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