Okay okay, maybe the term "starlet" doesn't apply to Winona Ryder, given that she's consistently worked in the biz since 1988's Beetlejuice. But with Abrams' new movie, Winona's career is going to get a reboot, just like Star Trek itself. So it's like a reincarnated starlet. Who is Winona in Trek? In the film, Winona plays Amanda Grayson, Spock's human mom. The character has appeared four times prior to this new installment, including the "Journey to Babel" episode in the Original Series, and in the films, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. If you're the first person to name the episode of the Trek cartoon series in which Amanda appears, WE HAVE A STAR TREK T-SHIRT FOR YOU. (Just email our feedback_@_screenjunkies.com address) Fun fact: her marriage to Spock's Dad, Sarek, is widely considered to be the first Vulcan-Human interracial marriage. Space fevah!Character Quote: "Logic! Logic! I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know what I think about your logic?"It would only be logical of you to check out the photos of Winona after the jump:
J.D. moves out to be closer to Sam and also decides to leave Sacred Heart. Ted and Guch move in together and Elliot takes the fall for Denise’s blunder. RelocationJ.D.’s plans to relocate are set in motion and in a short period of time he has moved into and furnished an apartment, 37 minutes away from Sacred Heart. Turk is proudly displaying his new Chief of Surgery badge when Denise and Derek emerge from the resting room. Turk and Derek walk off while Carla and Elliot congratulate Denise for the fish she caught. Elliot confesses that she’s fantasized about J.D. attacking her and Derek and then having both men pleasure her. Her fantasy ends with her g etting hold of J.D.’s gun and going on a killing spree. This helps her finish. Denise is pretty certain that she’s getting distracted with him, and that her involvement is interfering with her abilities as a doctor. When Carla asks her if Derek is a nice guy, Denise says she thought his name was “Eric”. A Dish Best Served Cold
There are new Transformers 2 one sheets up over at Yahoo. The posters feature battle-damaged Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Starscream. Coming soon to a movie theater lobby or nerd's bedroom near you! Big Dork has a big dork in MTV's new Hard Times. (Hollywood Reporter)Dom DeLuise has shuffled off this mortal coil. (Empire)Deadpool spin-off! A spin-off of a spin-off? That's the movie equivalent of thinning the gene pool. (Latino Review)Sam Rockwell is the brains. (The Playlist)Will Ferrell is watching you. (First Showing)
Well, it was inevitable, really. The Punisher is teaming up with Eminem in an all new Marvel comic book. Read more about it at FilmDrunk, who actually had something insightful to say about it, unlike us. We just laughed like a schoolgirl thinking of the inevitable in which Eminem can get challenged to battle lyrically, then win because the guy with the twin uzis, trenchcoat and the skull painted on his shirt is standing behind him without his knowlege. Crowd pleaser!!!And while you're at it, check out these other peoples' insights about stuff and things and more stuff.Supreme Court Listens To Janet Jackson (MoonDogSports)The Best Of Keyboard Cat (SickPigs)Kate Beckinsale Is Hot (Manofest)RP Dom DeLouise (Pajiba)A Corset like Pirates of the Caribbean, but on a dude, and on ice (With Leather)Abby M's Spank Bank (GorillaMask)Homemade Wolverine Claws (IAmBored)Instruction Manuals For The Enterprise (Cracked)More on Wolverine 2 (Filmofilia)Unborn Official Art (DreadCentral)Celebrity Autobiographies We'd Like To See (Holytaco)Celtics Fans Can't Hold Their Booze (BustedCoverage)Charity Hodges Is Also Hot (Uncoached)Trekkies Bash New Star Trek (Unreality)
A new extended scene from Rian Johnson's upcoming The Brothers Bloom has hit the 'Net, and we have it. Watch carefully as star Rachel Weisz shows how to deliver a compelling monologue while demonstrating the sort of card trickery reserved for hustlers and extremely talented birthday party magicians. Brothers Bloom – Card Trick Scene – Watch more Funny VideosIf you liked that, check out our Brothers Bloom image gallery after the jump. The film opens in NY and LA on May 15, then wide on May 29.
The reviews are rolling in for JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot, and they're glowing like a phaser set to "kill." And boy, does Abrams knows how to cast killer lady actors. For the rest of this week, Screenjunkies will be singling out a Star Trek starlet each day and giving you a few tidbits of their career history before opening night. Set loins to "aroused."Today's girl is Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura in the film. Where you've seen her: As Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, as Dolores Torres in The Terminal, and as Angie Jones in Vantage Point. She'll also be in the film version of the second coming of Jesus, James Cameron's Avatar. Pointless Quote: “You need 100% commitment; you have to be willing to wake up every morning knowing you're going to practice eight hours straight.”See the photos of Zoe after the jump:
The new trailer for Michael Mann's 1930s Gangster flick Public Enemies hit the 'Net earlier today. So far, so awesome. It sort of pulls the old A Knight's Tale gimmick of putting contemporary music in a period piece, albeit not quite to the same obvious degree. But then someone thought golly gee, this movie looks so authentic, we'd be nuts not to give it the ol' newsreel treatment, see! Watch more Funny Videos We think it fits right in there with some of the old talkies. Except for the steadicam work, the real car stunts and the lack of horrid compositing.
Hugh Jackman will be heading to Japan. After kicking the hell out of Matthew McConaughey and the swine flu this past weekend, a Wolverine sequel has been announced. Empire reports that the sequel to the spin-off will focus on the Yakuza storyline from the comics. But I would much prefer to see Wolvie square off against a penis monster or a chimpanzee on a Segway. Ha! Ha! Ha! That chimp thinks he's people!!The nominees for the coveted 2009 MTV Movie Awards have been announced. (Cinema Blend) Nicolas Cage runs over New Yorkers. (MTV) NBC unveils more crappy shows. (Reuters) A child rapping? That will be the day! (The Playlist) Fringe renewed for second season. (TV Guide)
This trailer just might satisfy your thirst for LOTR until Del Toro's double header Hobbit comes out… Trailer 2 – The Hunt For Gollum by HuntForGollum Who knows where the hell all these nerds got the money for helicopter shots and decent makeup, or where they picked up the hot Arwen who's down to kiss said nerds, but these guys (actually 160 volunteers) put together what looks to be a surprisingly good fan film that might actually get off those Simarllion-reading fanboys out there. Check out it out in it's entirety, all 40 minutes of the film (which was released world-wide just two days ago) right after the break.
If the studios ever run out of comic book properties to adapt, maybe they should take their creative execs on a retreat to Cincinnati for inspiration. Check out this video of "The Shadow Hare," the Queen City's resident masked vigilante. "Since when has Cincinnati had one great hero?" asks Shadow Hare. I don't know. Maybe Neil Armstrong. Maybe Steven Spielberg. Maybe Ulysses S. Grant. All crime fighters in the Cincinnati area before they were famous. Only Spielberg was captured on film, though. See more at SickPigs Other junk you will like if you are into movies or learning something new whilst masturbating: Giant Gallery o' Kate Beckinsale (Manofest) Megan Fox ogles own cleavage in mirror (Film Drunk) This is how you celebrate Star Wars Day (Holy Taco) Scarlett Johanssen directs Kevin Bacon in "This Film Will Never See The Light of Day" (Pajiba) Rebecca Miller has inordinately large fake breasts (Gorilla Mask) The Ball of Yarn That Attacked San Francisco (I-Am-Bored) Angels & Demons Poster Will Not Have Fart Sound FX as Planned (Filmofilia) Avatar rehearsals in the rainforest? Add $10 million to the budg, Fox! (Filmonic) Kevin Costner should make biopic about this gold diggin' baseballer (BustedCoverage) The porn version of Stallone's 'The Expendables' has been cast (Uncoached) Please don't let this be Sam Worthington in Avatar (Unreality Mag) Man dies attempting idiotic stunt (Nothing Toxic) Hottest Crazy Women on Film (Chickipedia)
This past weekend, after a second screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I came to terms with the fact that, from time to time, I have an insatiable appetite for comic books. Maybe I just got wrapped up in Fox's full-on marketing assault this time? Check. Maybe it's a feeling of desperation to recapture my youth? Oh god… check. I got so into it, I belabored over the contents of a piece on X-Men stories that should be on film… and in doing so, I found myself needing to revisit a bunch of the classic Marvel back-issues. One problem. All my back issues are stowed away, carefully bagged and boarded in my grandparents' basement back in the Midwest. And as much as my grandfather would probably be willing to ship every single one of them to me via UPS ground – god bless him – I needed them at my fingertips, and pronto.And then I discovered Marvel Digital Comics, which was an experience I can only imagine as akin to the first radio, television, or downloaded porn mpg…
Below we have the new trailer for Best Worst Movie, a documentary that tells the poignant tale of a movie that sucks nards. Enjoy! Best Worst Movie Trailer from Best Worst Movie on Vimeo.via CinematicalKatie Cassidy and Clancy Brown move to Elm Street. (Latino Review)Ben Stiller adopts Nigerian. (Cinema Blend) The Tarantino Mixtape. (/Film)Hugh Jackman sees dead people. (Coming Soon) Save Sarah Connor or we all get robo-fragged. (io9)
Walt’s cancer is getting worse. He realizes that he’s gonna have to cook like crazy to make sure his family is provided for. After the cost of laundering his money, orchestrated by good old Saul, he’s only got 9 grand. So he and Jesse lie to their respective women and head out to the desert with plenty of Funyons and drinking water for a weekend long meth cook off. After a nice little drug making montage they come out with about 42 pounds and they stand to make over half a million bucks each. They’ve still got a little methylamine left so they decide to take a break and head into town for a grand slam at Denny’s. But it turns out old Jesse left the keys in the ignition and the battery died. So they try to jump the Methmobile with a generator. But the generator catches fire. And then Jesse dumps their cooler of drinking water on the flames. The fire’s out but they are fucked. They call Skinny Pete who agrees to come pick them up. After waiting for hours they decide to call Skinny again and it turns out he got lost, then Walt’s phone dies. Oh crap.
This week’s episode of Dollhouse can best be described as a twisted version of Sleeping Beauty, where Echo’s savior could either be an altruistic ex-FBI agent, or a violent, vengeful ex-lover. Story TimeA man wearing tattered clothing approaches a dumpster and begins sifting through its contents. Pulling aside a few bits of trash reveals a human arm, poking through the rubbish. The man moves forward to inspect what must be a disposed carcass, but when he is within range the hand lashes out and closes around the poor guy’s throat.
They don’t quite possess the good looks and panache necessary to thrive as A-list leading men, and they haven’t yet been granted a role meaty enough to raise them up to supporting actor status. They are the supporting actor’s supporting actor. The character actors that populate a film with moving, emotional performances yet too often go unnoticed or remain the undistinguished “guy who was good in that movie.” We here at ScreenJunkies wish to honor a few of these unsung heroes of the silver screen. It’s time to eliminate the question mark and give these outstanding thespians the recognition they deserve. COLM FEORE Movies You’ve Seen Him In: Changeling The Exorcism of Emily Rose The Chronicles of Riddick
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The trailer for the Peter Jackson produced film District 9 hit the interweb today, and let’s just hope the corporate aliens aren’t watching. In it there’s a facially pixilated alien being interviewed like he’s a former employee ratting on a CEO. Only it’s in alien-speak, so you can’t understand a word he’s saying. Unless of course you’re a dirty alien bent on Earth’s destruction! The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp, who was in line to direct the feature adaptation of Halo until the budget reached the fabricated figure of a trillion dollars and the studio shut it down. From the look of the trailer, though, Neill seems be skilled in the ways of creating an interesting landscape, even if it’s not Master Chief blasting away the Covenant in The Armory. Check it out after the jump.
The new U.S. version of the trailer for the Blood: The Last Vampire live-action adaptation is here. It's got rice hat sporting dudes wielding katanas and popping out of the ground, ass-kicking vampires dressed like schoolgirls and voiceover from a guy who makes the Optimus Prime sound like a castrato. Check it out after the jump.Blood: The Last Vampire opens in theaters this summer.
[Editor's Note: Per writer "Dave M's" request, we're making this one quick, so that we can get to the real meat of this post, his impassioned letter to actor B.J. Novak. Also, ScreenJunkies in no way endorses or agrees with Dave M's point of view.]Okay, Office Lovers. We learned from this week's episode that Michael, Pam and Ryan have rejoined the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin and it's about time. Splitting the glibness between 2 offices seemed a bit of a challenge for NBC's Office writing staff as the show ventured into more awkward situational humor than actual laughs during the last several Idris Elba-filled episodes…
Detectives Clarke, Adams, Bryant, and Moretta take the spotlight in this week’s episode of Southland to investigate the murder of a young woman in South Central Los Angeles. Sally in the AlleyThe body of a young woman has been discarded on the side of the road. A group of kids are huddled around throwing balls at it. A few of them pull out their cell phones to take pictures and record a video. Some time later a call is made to report the body, and shortly thereafter the detectives show up. Shockingly, this scenario occurs with such frequency that it has its’ own slang reference. A slain, discarded female body is known in Cop jargon as 9 Sally in the alley.”
The episode opens with Leslie and Tom driving out to a hiking trail where, as Tom informs the camera, teenagers are thought to be digging out bags of dog poop out of the garbage and throwing them at each other, as a game. Knope is skeptical, but she and Tom quickly find out it is a harsh reality, as Leslie is pummeled by multiple bags, defending herself with a trash can lid, while Tom takes refuge in the car. Leslie quickly changes her attitude regarding the fighting as she begins to defend herself, hurling back the bags with vigor. Welcome to Pawnee, everybody!
I have to warn you: I’ve been an X-Men fan since I was a young’un, even going so far as to have an X-Men tattoo emblazoned onto my left arm in college. Regrettably, my choice – a Jim Lee-era black circle with an “X” inside and red filler – can sometimes be mistaken for neo-Nazi chic. Consequently, my wardrobe will forever include sleeves. Last week, I caught a screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and director Gavin Hood gave a very sobered speech prior to rolling the film. In it, he made it crystal clear that the now-infamous leaked version– the one that was critically bashed – was missing about 400 effects shots, an entire score, sound design, and the color timing had not been done, either. In effect, it was a rough cut. I haven’t seen it, though I must admit curiosity after rumors came out that the finished film and the leaked version were virtually the same, in terms of the edit. But I went into it with optimism…
USA TODAY has an exclusive first pic from the eagerly-anticipated Iron Man 2. The still shows Tony Stark in his lab with a handful of Iron Man and War Machine suits. But wait, what is that in the background? It's blurry but I think that's a Wonder Woman costume. Looks like Robert Downey Jr. is up to his old tricks. Cobra attacks France in new G.I. Joe trailer. 57 mimes killed. (Empire) T-Pain joins live action Aqua Teen Hunger Force; has World's Greatest Career. (NY Mag) Development of Arrested Development movie arrested. (MTV) Crispin Glover is all kinds of time travelly up in this piece. (Cinema Blend) The Evolution of Chuck Norris. (Cracked)
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Well, well, well. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is finally, officially in theaters. At the risk of sounding like a shill for Fox, might we suggest you go out and see it and actually pay for a ticket? But we’re not here to proselytize against movie piracy. We’re here to talk about one thing: kickass X-Men source material ready for cinematic adaptation. Before getting into the main focus of this feature, whet your appetite with a glance at some of the major comic book stories that directly influenced X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Marvel Comics Presents: Weapon X
This Friday, X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens, and the world will become a lot more familiar with actress Lynn Collins, who plays Silver Fox, the lady who plays Wolverine for a fool… Where You May Have Seen Her: The Texas native played "R.C" in William Friedkin's Bug, "Suicide Blonde" in The Number 23, "Linda" in 50 First Dates and has a recurring role as "Dawn Green" in HBO's True Blood. Random Quote: "[The actors in Wolverine] were all on super-buff diets, and I had pizza most of the time. They were so jealous of me. I didn't have to beef up in this movie. I just had to wear skimpy clothes."See Photos of Lynn in Skimpy Clothes After The JUMP:
Sylvester Stallone is a film institution. The muscleman’s legend spans the globe due to the iconic characters he has popularized over the years. And at almost 63 years old, he’s amazingly jacked. Seriously, you could grate Jason Statham on those abs.Here are five movie roles tailor-made for the Silver Screen hero: THE SQUEEZERIn the dangerous world of underground massage the women are beautiful, the men are hard, and the stakes are deadly. Retired assassin Grant Lovejoy went in for what he expected to be a routine rub and tug but what he got was far more draining. Now with a small bomb planted in his urethra, Lovejoy will tear through Chinatown until he exacts vengeance on all of his enemies — all while ejaculating every seven minutes. Lovejoy always wanted a happy ending in life. Careful what you wish for.
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Tonight at The Bridge Cinema in Los Angeles, the trailer for Transformers 2 was shown in IMAX before an IMAX screening of the original film. There to introduce the film was none other than Boom-tastic director Michael Bay, actor/singer Tyrese, and Shia LaBeouf. As you can see from the following video, they're all working it big time, pumping up the jam like Paramount was payin' 'em the big bucks or something. Michael Bay, Tyrese & LaBeouf Pump Up The Jam – Watch more Funny Videos No one pumps up the jam harder than Tyrese, who followed up the first showing of the sequel's trailer by telling the crowd they would be watching it again, whether they wanted to or not, even though they'd seen the trailer 100,000,000 times already from the YouTube leak that had happened about 15 hours before. Also at the screening were fans who showed up in full Transformers regalia in hopes of winning tickets to the LA premiere of Revenge of the Fallen. Here are some of those poor bastards who had to try to squeeze their giant robot asses in movie theater seats.