It's no secret that Screen Junkies loves Michael Bay, and to celebrate the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we're calling this week BAYWATCH. Every day for the next five days, there will be a new feature dedicated to Michael Bay, the man, the myth, the pyromaniac. Kicking off the week is a look back at Bay's earlier work. Before the Boom (and Bad Boys)… there was the music. Michael Bay made his reputation on making music artists look really frickin' cool based on the aesthetic standards of the day. Bay's work was dramatic. It was gorgeous. And it single-handedly supported Hollywood's "lens mist filter" and silk drapery industries for years.Here are our favorites, in chronological order. Richard Marx's "Angelia" (1989)
If you're the fan of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, you know that he's been doing his all to have a Saved by the Bell reunion on his show. He even got the real Zack Morris to stop by. Now IMDB reports that Tiffani Thiessen aka Kelly Kapowski stands as the lone castmember not on-board with Fallon's ratings ploy. Citing that "a reunion would remind audiences she hasn't done anything for years." Hmmm… maybe she could host a late night talk show. Sony won't play Moneyball. (/Film)The Expendables will be wearing kid gloves. (First Showing) Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland concept art. (Empire) Pixar scratches one off a young girl's Bucket List. (Cinematical) Danny Devito talks to the animals. (Cinema Blend) Megan Fox forced to read. (The Playlist)
Above is the new trailer for World's Greatest Dad, directed by none other than comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (forever my favorite Police Academy 'new recruit') and starring Robin Williams as a washed up writer teaching high school English and trying to raise a kid on his own. The trailer makes the movie look pretty promising, with Williams taking the family comedy route he's treaded so many times before but then veering off a cliff and careening into the dark world of vagina jokes. As you can see, metaphors aren't my forté. Dare I say that Robin Williams is back? I dare.
Trailer for 2012 – Watch more Funny VideosRoland Emmerich and Michael Bay should have an explosion war. Both of them get a sick kick out of blowing up monuments, landmarks, and national treasures. In fact, they even blow up the same icons in several different movies. Why not just go back in time and punch Betsey Ross in the kidney while she's sewing the stars and stripes on the American Flag? Or better yet, have the Red Coats crash a tidal wave down on top of her. Maybe Emmerich can work that into a redux of the The Patriot. Until then, we can watch John Cusack and a motley cast of other recognizable faces outrun the end of the world much like the characters do in The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day.
Today we received this outtake of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert whipping sh*t on each other in between takes of their old show, "Siskel & Ebert At The Movies." I'd date this clip from about 1987, given that they're trying to get through an intro about Robocop. But they don't get through it because Siskel flubs a line. Then Ebert makes fun of Siskel's tongue-tied delivery, and then Siskel unleashes a merciless stream of fat jokes. C'mon Siskel. Fat jokes are a low blow. Then again, so is brain cancer. Good one, God. Hilarious…[Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "James S." for the tip.]Top Links of the Day: Theresa Graziadai IS HOT and Really Likes Washing Old Cars (GorillaMask)The 7 Stages Of First-Time Sex With Someone (HolyTaco)Zombies As Liberal Parable? Really? (FilmDrunk)The 200 Sexiest Female Athletes Of All Time (Manofest)Finally, A Golf Club That You Can Pee Into (Walyou)An Great Interview With The Writer Of The Proposal. We're f**ing serious! (Pajiba)6 Valuable Ways Science Reuses Human Waste (Cracked)14 Awesome Father's Day iPhone Apps (CoedMagazine)A Really Hard Kick To The Head = A Very Quick Knockout (CagePotato)Harsh Reviews Of Legendary Movies (UnrealityMag)Did Sodom Really Exist? (Asylum)Apparently They Show Crowd Fights At Baseball Games On TV In Canada (BustedCoverage)Philadelphians Don't Let Swarms Of Bees Bother Them (Uncoached)8 Ass-Kicking Explosions From Movies (RegretfulMorning)The 5 Most Over The Top Nic Cage Peformances (BachelorGuy)Tony Romo Plans On Stepping Up In 2009 (MoondogSports)What Happens When Someone Doesn't Understand Twitter (Elevator)Women In Lingerie Ride Rollercoasters (NothingToxic)More Big Budget Movies Based On Childhood Toys (AtomFilms)Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty Join Forces? (Filmofilia)
Director: Roland EmmerichCast: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson Synopsis: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors
Teen Wolf, the family-friendly cautionary tale from the 80s, could be informing a new generation of pubescents about the perils of hairy palms. Or rather, the totally awesome benefits. According to MovieHole.com, Warner Brothers is currently out to writers to update the 1985 hit starring Alex P. Keaton, a.k.a. The Fox. Apparently the execs aren't certain which way they're going to go tonally. We've already seen the high-concept comedy version, so I say they deliver a dark melodrama. Drugs, sex, violence, and attempted suicide. It'll be like a Bret Easton Ellis novel, but with fur.
By Mike Hammer We love our dad. It’s a shame people have to get old and put in facilities where they can be properly cared for. At 43, we simply felt he just wasn’t pulling his weight…and besides…detox is something NOBODY has to be ashamed of anymore. With dad in isolation and Father’s Day coming up we thought we’d relive some of our most heart-wrencing, tender and sometimes hilarious father/son conversations…from the movies. To be honest our real conversations were kind of creepy. Here are the best from the big screen:
News hit the web yesterday that shook us to our very core. Michael Bay is quitting the explosions game in favor of smaller, divergent films. When the news hit, I dropped to my knees and blindly fired round upon round into the sky whilst screaming (killing four seagulls). As police loaded me into the back of a cruiser, I wondered how could this be? Why would he leave us?? That night in prison I wept.Luckily, the director responded on his forum, "Love press how they spin. Never said it – just wanted a vacation is more to the point." In celebration of this good news, I have dropped to my knees and blindly fired round upon round into the sky whilst screaming. Oh, happy day!! Zombie killing looks fun in Zombieland trailer. (Apple) Tony Scott will tell Sonny Barger's story. (First Showing) Zack Galifianakis in Bored to Death teaser. (The Playlist) Fans chase Robert Pattinson into oncoming traffic. (Cinema Blend) Let's hope Unbreakable 2 doesn't suck. (MTV) Oldboy might not be butchered thanks to lawyers. (/Film)
Those two crazy cats are at it again. Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have decided to bring Ethan Hunt back for a fourth round of explosions, high-wire acts, and elaborate MacGuffins. According to Variety, Sumner Redstone and Cruise are in the process of mending fences so they can play in the same Paramount sandbox again. It's amazing how the prospect of money heals all wounds. As far as Abrams' involvement, he's not attached to direct this installment of M.I. because he's working on a kickass sequel to his kickass Star Trek reboot. But hopefully soon enough we'll again be hearing Cruise scream "Red light! Green light!" as specks of spittle fly from his mouth.
The trailer for The Stepfather remake (or is it reimagining?) hit the web today, and it sets a tone not unlike other horror/slasher movie trailers. Expect quick cuts and flash frames to raise the tension, and Amber Heard in a bikini to raise, well… The film basically follows the premise of the original except this time the kid is a boy, he has younger siblings, and his soon-to-be stepfather is the guy from Nip/Tick and not the guy from Lost. Oh, and Amber Heard is in a bikini.Today's Top Links: Melissa Rogers At Work And Play (GorillaMask) 8 More Accurate College Mascots (HolyTaco) Adam Sandler In More Fake Movies (FilmDrunk) The 10 Dumbest Moments In Wheel Of Fortune History (Manofest) The Most Badass Toothbrush Travel Case Ever (Walyou) A Bride Of Frankenstein Remake Might Happen (Pajiba) 5 Celebrity Careers Launched By Ethnic Makeovers (Cracked) Guide To The Girls Of Summer '09 (CoedMagazine) Diego Sanchez Talks About Getting A Title Shot (CagePotato) Pixely Awesome Videogame Blankets (UnrealityMag) Obama And Other Dudes Awesome Enough To Kill Flies (Asylum) Tim Tebow Is A Fan Of The Olive Garden (BustedCoverage) 5 Funny Movie Characters Who Are Unintelligible (Uncoached) 8 Inventions From The Year 2019 (RegretfulMorning) Father's Day Gifts: Food And Drink Edition (BachelorGuy) 2009-2010 College Football Bowl Schedule (MoondogSports) Nascar-Themed Summer Blockbusters (AllLeftTurns)
THE HURT LOCKER examines the dangerous duties of three members of the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) squad. Bombs are their business, and they know their business extremely well. They have to because each roadside stop could mean their lives. Stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal broke down for us how you tackle a movie about an elite unit that goes in when everyone else is running away. It’s as meticulous a task as disarming an IED (That's an Improvised Explosive Device for you civilians).
Fans of sexually-explicit, brooding Danish horror and computerized escapism had better warm up their joysticks! /Film has alerted us that Lars Von Trier's controversial film Antichrist is getting the video game treatment. The game, Eden, will be a continuation of the film that tells the story of a grieving couple who struggle to repair their marriage after the death of their child. So yeah, sounds pretty much like Super Mario Bros. 3. Except in this version instead of growing a raccoon tail, Mario ejaculates blood.Here are some less bizarre morning headlines…Transformers 2 took 16,000 years to render! (Michael Bay) New trailer for The Stepfather. (Dread Central) Teen Wolf remake will not skip a generation. (Movie Hole) Adam Sandler is a Merman. (Latino Review) Dale Cooper wants to return to Twin Peaks. (Cinematical) The most epic Keyboard Cat video yet. Featuring Hall and Oates!! (Warming Glow)
Network: ABCCast: Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. VanceProducers: David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim Synopsis: When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided of fulfilled.
According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Michael Bay really pissed off some devoted fans in Seoul. They were waiting in the rain for over two hours for Bay's arrival at the Transformers 2 premiere, and he showed up late with Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox in tow. Rumor has it he didn't even bring a corsage, kept reminiscing about his ex girlfriend, and seemed completely ignorant to the fact that fans had been looking forward to the event for weeks. After the premiere, fans spent the rest of the night sobbing into their pillows and wishing the whole night had never happened. Bay tried to save some face by issuing a formal apology, but that's not going to stop the kids in the cafeterias and cubicles from snickering at the Transformer's fans' misfortune.
George Simmons in "Re-Do" from Justin LongThis clip from a movie inside a movie features Adam Sandler playing George Simmons as Craig the workaholic in the high-concept comedy Re-Do. In an effort to start over, a wizard turns Craig into a baby with an adult head. I don't know who this wizard is but I certainly hope he gets his wizard license revoked for such blatant and inexcusable wizard malpractice. I guess we'll never know since the film isn't really real. And just in case you're interested in purchasing the first season of 'Yo Teach' you can get it at the NBC Store. Today's Top Links:It Seems Erica Underwood Doesn't Like Wearing Her Bikini Top (GorillaMask)Flowchart for Giving a Best Man Speech (HolyTaco)Red Dawn Remake (Sigh) Picks Up Peck and Palicki (FilmDrunk)A Penguin-Shaped Wireless Mouse? Brilliant! (Walyou)Protestors Lobby To Fire David Letterman (Pajiba)Shady Agendas Behind Conspiracy Theories (Cracked)Tennis Star Or Porn Star? (CoedMagazine)Spending Some Time With "The Pitbull" (CagePotato)8-Bit Videogame Quilts (UnrealityMag)Happy 50th Birthday, Ultimate Warrior (BustedCoverage)15 Hot Prime Time Soap Opera Actresses (Uncoached)Mistakes Men Make In The Bedroom (RegretfulMorning)If US Sports Adopted The Transfer Fee System (BachelorGuy)Who's Leaking The Names On The MLB's "104" List? (MoondogSports)People Falling Down With The "Benny Hill" Theme Playing is Funny, Right? (NothingToxic)The Weirdest Japanese Videogames Ever (AtomFilms)Angelina Jolie Coming Back For Wanted 2? (Filmofilia)
WHITEOUT Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos Above is the new trailer for Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht (The Spirit). The film is based on the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel of the same name written by Greg Rucka (available from Oni Press). Not sure what to think about this yet. At about the 1:30 mark, the trailer totally shifts gears from an action-adventure flick to a murder mystery, when Macht reveals to Beckinsale that "this is the first murder in Antarctica." I think Macht is forgetting the grisly gun down of Polar Bear Face Nelson in the 1920s. There's enough fish in the ocean. No need for bear on bear crime. Just sad, really.
People may not be aware that Harold Ramis was the Judd Apatow of the 1980s. In addition to his landmark acting roles in Ghostbusters and Stripes, he penned and directed some of the all-time greatest comedies – National Lampoon’s Vacation and Caddyshack (just to name a couple). Judd Apatow, on the other hand, has had just as much influence on the producing side, and it’s his role there that teams him up with Ramis on the Jack Black and Michael Cera history vehicle Year One (opening Friday).
I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!! (the show where Lou Diamond Phillips was eaten by rats) has sparked quite a few controversies in the last few weeks. The latest of which is the escalating feud between Spencer Pratt and Al Roker. After an interview on NBC's The Today Show where Spencer was a dick and Roker asked him why, the uber-arrogant Pratt went on to say that he would have ripped Roker's head off if he hadn't been saved by Jesus. Roker responded by saying he would, "drop Spencer like a bag of dirt." Now THAT would be some must see TV. Check out these morning headlines… Shia says Indy 5 is on the way. Dammit. (First Showing) Sean Penn taking a breather. (NY Mag) Human Target script review. (Bleeding Cool) David Cross reveals the ugly truth about "nice guy" Paul Rudd. (MTV) Every week on Entourage. (College Humor) Palin and Letterman are brosefs again. (Reuters)
H2: HALLOWEEN II TV Spot – Watch more Movie Trailers I'm a huge fan of the first Halloween 2. I thought it was just fine and didn't need reinterpreting. So I have nothing to say to you, TV spot for new Halloween 2. Go sit in the corner think about what you did. Today's Top Links: Leslie Spring Is Wearing Very Little (GorillaMask) Michael Bay's Transformers 2 Set Doodles (HolyTaco) There's Going To Be Another Indiana Jones (FilmDrunk) A Look At The New "Burn Me Elmo" Toy (Manofest) Pac-man Lights Make Any Room Smell Nice (Walyou) 10 Of Hollywood's Sexiest Voices (Pajiba) 10 Things That Will Not End Well (Cracked) The Eight People You'll Meet In Your Hometown Bar This Summer (CoedMagazine) A Plethora Of MMA Girls Performing Submissions (CagePotato) The 10 Best Horror Films Of The Past Decade (UnrealityMag) OJ Simpson And Other Celebs Who Incriminated Themselves (Asylum) Lingerie Football Feud: Krystal Gray Vs. Hemi Girl (BustedCoverage) 10 Great Movies Written By John Hughes (Uncoached) The Five Stages Of A Cross Country Road Trip (RegretfulMorning) Father's Day Gift Guide: Sports Edition (BachelorGuy) The Best (Ugliest) Retina-Burning Sports Uniforms (MoondogSports)
Today, JustJared.com posted several images of Russell Crowe on the set of Ridley Scott's new Robin Hood flick. Above, Crowe (playing Robin Hood) drives Scott Grimes (playing Will Scarlet) in a Mule 9010. This is from the scene in which Robin and his Merry Men take a break from stealing from the rich for a round of golf cart polo, set to Kenny Loggins music. Good for team building.See some more pics after the jump.
Nowhere else can you get hard hitting political updates from actor Rainn Wilson and baby penis news in the same, concise and easily digestible format. Say goodnight, Reuters.
In an interview with CHUD, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller mentioned that if a Friday the 13th sequel were to be greenlit they would try to bring a fresh take to the series. For instance, the ultra-literate Fuller had this to say, 'We also want to bring things [the fans] haven't seen before and one of the things that they haven't seen before is Jason in the snow. They haven't seen that before.' It's true! We haven't seen that. I can picture it now. And I don't like it.Here are your other morning news bits… Speaking of machetes, Robert Rodriguez begins filming in five weeks. (The Playlist)Gemma Arterton in Clash of the Titans. (Cinema Blend)Live-action Akira ain't happening. (io9)Moon Director interview. (Movie Hole)Early Comic-Con buzz. (First Showing)
Two new T:ROTF (yes, I'm sick of typing out the whole thing) TV spots hit YouTube today. Only one shows us anything new, so fast forward about 30-seconds in to get to the goods. Probably the most interesting thing about it is at the end, where we see several small kitchen appliances come to life and wreak havoc on the Witwicky home. It's like Michael Bay's homage to Batteries Not Included. Slow-mo shot of Wilford Brimley with the camera flying in between his legs as he opens fire with two shotguns… oh the sound and the fury… signifying that the Decepticons are eating his diabeetus pills… Today's Top Links: Stacie Sullivan Bad Dad's Day Gifts Scientology Blamed… Again Best Paparazzi Attacks! More Father's Day Gifts Akira is Dead Science Douches Big 2010 Movies Shaq Challenge! Embarrassing Films Looks Small, Rocks Hard New Megan Fox Pics Kickass Starcases Truthful Condom Packaging More Dad's Day Gifts Olivia Wilde Skaters v. Security Sucker Shelley Warriors Remake News
So you think there are too many remakes in Hollywood? At least remakes know what they’re supposed to be. Some movies use the same titles just hoping nobody remembers there was a completely different movie by the same name.After over 100 years of film, some titles were bound to double or triple up.Screen Junkies takes a look back on eight select titles and how long it took for each marquee mnemonic to produce a memorable movie. (That's alliteration, homes.)
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With Dead Snow opening this weekend, we realized that there is nothing more terrifying than a Nazi Zombie. It would take the combined efforts of Indiana Jones and David Hasselhoff to strike down such a foe. And there’s no way those guys are willing to stand together. It also made us think of the variety of zombies we’ve seen throughout film and television history. Here are a select few ranked from loveable to sinister.CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE– MATT SEARS Other Junk You Might Like:Six Degrees of Ramis & Apatow