‘TRANSFORMERS 2′ CLIP FROM MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Monday, June 1 by

Last night, the MTV Movie Awards ran a brand new clip from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, in which Sam (Shia Labeouf) and Sam's so-unattainably-hot-you-have-to-slap-yourself-in-the-face-while-making-cartoon-gurgling-sounds girlfriend (Megan Fox) hide out in an abandoned home from a bunch of Decepticons.  It's Michael Bay's homage to the Diary of Ann Frank. Watch the clip after the jump.

BRUNO TEABAGS EMINEM AT 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Monday, June 1 by

The MTV Movie Awards aired last night and it was largely one big advertisement for Twilight and Transformers. However, nestled amongst the whoredom was a funny moment where Marshall Mathers got a mug full of man-ass thanks to Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno. I'm not sure if this was a set-up or not but it really does seem like Slim Shady was not looped in on the stunt. Check out the video over at /Film to draw your own conclusion. And here's some more Hollywood happenings…The Fallen revealed. (io9)Anchorman 2 not happening yet. (HitFix) Brittany Murphy grows increasingly irrelevant. (The Playlist) Ghostbusters Is Hiring. (Sony) Piranha behind the scenes pics are gory. (Dread Central)

5 BEST & WORST TALKING ANIMALS
Sunday, May 31 by

Over the course of movie history, there have been countless examples of animals who can, for some reason or other, talk, and for the most part studio executives believe that if you’re an animal, you must speak in “clever” clichéd dialog that makes the audience want to commit animal cruelty.  The number of punch-in-the-face worthy talking animals is frightening, without even getting into the cartoon and CGI realm, so let’s not even go there.  But fortunately for our sanity (and this list), some diamonds in the ruff (see what I did there?) do exist.  Whether it’s thanks to the performance, or the animation, or the story, occasionally one talking animal shines brightly through. The really bad ones stick out in our mind, too, and so in honor of this fact, Screen Junkies presents…“The Ten Best and Worst Wisecracking Movie Animals.” THE WORST: 5.  Buzz and Scuzz, from Racing Stripes (2005)

TOWNSEND COLEMAN INTERVIEW
Saturday, May 30 by

Flash back to 1993.  Jurassic Park was changing the face of filmmaking, Bill Clinton was barely into his tenure as leader of the free world, and "Reduce, Reuse & Recycle" was a brand new catch phrase being beaten into our wasteful minds.  But at the time, "going green" had a much different meaning.  Yes, anywhere you set foot, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were there.  The movies… the merchandise… You don't even have to leave your home to see green. 

‘THE HANGOVER’ HAS A NEW RED BAND TRAILER
Friday, May 29 by

Via IGN comes the newest Red Band trailer for the Todd Phillips-directed The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.  I'm hoping this movie blows up Galifianakis's career in the way that Bubble Boy and Out Cold could not.  I'm talking leading man big.  I'm talking the next, infinitely more hirsute George Clooney.  Everyone's saying this Sam Worthington fellow is a man's man.  But I'd pay to see a Skynet-manufactured android Galifianakis (the Z-800?) battling a CG Arnold any day.  You don't have to pay squat to visit these quality links.  Have a great weekend, fellow Junkies! Best Celeb Wipeouts             Meet Mindi Smith           Andy Milonakis = Weird            Best Horror Comedies        Calipari Still Got 'Splainin'    14-y.o. Guitar Hero Champ              Real Lady Assassins          Tintin Has a Release Date          Chicks Wrestling                   Sick B-Baller                        Obama'nator               Single Punch Knockout           Sexual Position Quiz         What's the right Prosthetic?    Guy Can't Help But Puke         

NEW ‘GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA’ CLIP
Friday, May 29 by

MTV just posted this new clip from Mummy & Van Helsing director Stephen Sommers's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, opening in the summer wasteland known as August. In the clip, Duke (Fighting's Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Dance Flick's Marlon Wayans) don their Master Chief rip-off suits to give chase to The Baroness (Mysteries of Pittsburgh's Siena Miller) on the rooftops of Paris.  We also get a look at Storm Shadow, trading his tradmark white balaclava for an alabaster Sonny Crocket sportcoat. All that was missing was a Jan Hammer keytar riff to herald his entrance.  Must… resist… urge… to… embed… Jan… Hammer… GAAAAAH!  Too late.  Kneel before the Great Synthesizer!

NATALIE PORTMAN JOINS CAST OF ‘YOUR HIGHNESS’ WITH JAMES FRANCO & DANNY MCBRIDE
Friday, May 29 by

Earlier this morning, Screen Junkies had the opportunity to attend the press day for Land of the Lost, during which co-star Danny McBride confirmed Variety's report that Natalie Portman would be joining the cast of the fantasy/adventure comedy Your Highness, already prepping in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The film stars McBride and James Franco, and is being directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express).  Hear a bit of McBride talking Your Highness below: Danny McBride on Your Highness – Watch more Funny Videos According to McBride, director Green has been over in London for a while casting the film, and hopes that, aside from its marquee names, the film will have an otherwise British cast.  Sounds like they're taking the sword and sorcery thing seriously. Hear Danny's musings on British people after the jump:

‘THE BROTHERS BLOOM’S’ RINKO KIKUCHI
Friday, May 29 by

Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom opens in wider release this weekend. If you get to the theater and Up and Drag Me to Hell are sold out – or if you're in the mood to just see a rock solid, atypical summer movie, then check it out (and if you want, read our review).  If you need extra incentive to see it, how about one of its stars, Japanese bombshell Rinko Kikuchi, who plays Bang Bang, the aptly-named explosives expert.  We won't delve into dirty jokes about her character's moniker, but we'll gladly play set up man for your sick minds.  Where else you've seen Rinko: Probably not many other films, unless you're a Japanese cineaste.  But her breakout role was in the Oscar-nominated Babel, a film in which she played the deaf/mute girl Chieko Wataya.  (She is one of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category.)  Look for her in Mikael Håfström's '40s period piece, Shanghai, opposite John Cusack and Chow Yun Fat. Random Quote: "The nudity itself was not my concern." (re: Babel)See the photos of Rinko not concerning herself with nudity after the jump:

YOUR HIGHNESS
Friday, May 29 by

Director: David Gordon GreenCast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie PortmanSynopsis: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom. 

TRUE BLOOD LAUNCHES VAMPIRE GOSSIP SITE
Friday, May 29 by

The marketing for HBO's True Blood has always had a cool way of re-imagining popular culture with a vampiric twist. For instance, their beverage billboards from last summer that blurred the line between faux and legit. Now in honor of the show's upcoming second season, they've launched BloodCopy.com; a website that sinks its teeth into juicy vampire gossip. It's like Gawker but less evil.Look at these other morning tidbits…The Final Destination poster is pretty sweet. (UGO)The Hangover 2 is not yet guaranteed. (The Playlist)$70 Zombie Movie looks like it cost at least $80. (io9)Land Of The Lost pics. (Cinema Blend)Behind the scenes of Halloween 2, the newest one. (Dread Central) 

‘DEAD SNOW’ TRAILER STARS NAZI ZOMBIES AND EXTREME SNOWMOBILING (BUT NOT BOTH)
Thursday, May 28 by

Dead Snow Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Above, you'll find the latest trailer for Norwegian film Dead Snow, the plot of which is basically a Coors Light commercial circa 1995 that gets hijacked by Nazi Zombies.  (If you were the ad agency behind Coors Light commercials circa 1995, you might have felt as though your work was hijacked by Nazi Zombies every time your client had notes.)  The film was a sleeper hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and will have a limited release in the States starting June 19th.  Here are today's Top Links:            Meet Mary Castro               10 Fan-Made Trailers           100 Hot Bud Girls            90s TMNT Rip Offs               Kick-Ass Stunt Guy            Animal "O" Faces"             Be a Classy Drinker        How to Survive Prison         Bad Movies for BroadWay              Deleted Scene from T4           Theresa Correa        John Calipari Got 'Splainin' to Do!

5 DISTURBING SAM RAIMI MOMENTS
Thursday, May 28 by

Sam Raimi is back in theaters this week with Drag Me To Hell, a gnarly revenge tale focusing on the repercussions of a selfish act. It’s his first non-Spider-Man film since 2000 and, judging by trailer, it seems he’s been eager to flex his genre muscles. He’s always been a tremendously inventive director with a wicked taste for the macabre and this film will surely display these skills. Below are five disturbing scenes we’ve compiled to give you a sense of the man’s work…

BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS
Thursday, May 28 by

Director: Werner Herzog Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer Synopsis: “Port of Call” stars Cage as the not-good Lieutenant and Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge, Xhibit and Fairuza Balk as the people who helps him be not so good. Genre: Drama Release Date: December 2, 2009

‘DIE HARD: YEAR ONE’ COMIC BOOK HITS SHELVES IN AUGUST
Thursday, May 28 by

Ever been curious about Die Hard hero John McClane's back story?  Like, the waaaay-back story before Holly and the kids?  Well, you can put your curiosity to bed soon.  This August, Fox Atomic Comics and BOOM! Studios will release the first issue of Die Hard: Year One, a comic book that will delve into McClane's rookie year on the force.   According to Comics Continuum, the comic will follow John while he "earns his badge in New York City during 1976's Bicentennial celebration… and the Summer of Sam."  This doesn't bode well for a run-in with an eight-year-old Argyle, but a man can dream.  (I don't think I'm alone in saying that an alternare-reality Die Hard title in which McClane brings a young Argyle on as his wisecracking sidekick would kick all sorts of ass.  Throw in a superpowered Hans Gruber and you have yourself a top-selling title.)Ahem.  Back to reality.  Issue #1 of Die Hard: Year One is written by Howard Chaykin, who was behind DC/Vertigo's American Century title, and had a hand in Marvel's "Mutant X" TV show.  Stephen Thompson (IDW's Star Trek: New Frontier) will supply the artwork, and it looks like there might be some variant covers by Dave Johnson, Jock and John Paul Leon.Issue #1 will be 24 pp. and available for $3.99 at any self-respecting comic book shop. Check out the full covers after the jump!

Raimi Temp Post
Thursday, May 28 by

    

JASON SCHWARTZMAN & BO BURNHAM IN ‘YO, TEACH!’ – A ‘FUNNY PEOPLE’ META CLIP
Thursday, May 28 by

A little while back, we posted about the Judd Apatow-helmed, Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen-starring Funny People featuring fake films within the film.  Well, one of those fakes has found its way to the 'nets early.  It's Jason Schwartzman as actor Mark Taylor Jackson, starring in his own NBC sitcom, "Yo, Teach!"  Imagine "Head of the Class," but with wisecracking city kids instead of precocious geniuses, and with internet comic sensation Bo Burnham appearing as an "F" student who raps to cope with his insecurities.  Yo, Teach! – Watch more Movie Trailers It's damn funny stuff, and Apatow nails the tone of all those one-liner-laden sitcoms that still dealt with "the issues" of the day… you know… shows like "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and… every other show on NBC from 1987-2001.  This bodes well for the rest of the film, I'd say.  The filmmakers even went so far as to shoot an EPK for the show, which you can watch after the jump.  It might be the first EPK worth watching in the history of EPKs.

NEW ‘AVATAR’ CONCEPT ARTWORK
Thursday, May 28 by

Hot off the CMS from Marketsaw, the 3D Movie blog, come these new Avatar images.  According to the site, both pieces are official concept art from the forthcoming book The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure, which will feature 120 full color concept images in it as well as interviews.(Click image to enlarge)The image above is of some sort of insect-like helicopter, a piece of machinery whose origins Marketsaw can't confirm yet (but head over to their blog to read their in depth speculation.)  The folllowing image is a full rendering of the Power Suit, which we've only seen a piece of until now. (Click image to enlarge)I don't know about you guys, but something tells me we're going to be seeing some footage of the flick at Comic Con…

’77
Thursday, May 28 by

Director: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton Synopsis: Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything. Genre: Comedy Release Date: September 1, 2009

JOHN LITHGOW JOINS “DEXTER”
Thursday, May 28 by

 Award-winning actor and Cliffhanger villain, John Lithgow will be joining the cast of Dexter according to the Hollywood Reporter. He will be playing Dexter's new serial-killing nemesis. THIS. IS. AWESOME. NEWS. Dexter is a fantastic show and Lithgow will chew up the scenery. And he's definitely got the pep. Case and point:  John Lithgow – You Got To Have Pep – Watch more Funny VideosCheck out some of these other morning news stories… First pics of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy. (JoBlo) Of course there's an Alien remake. (Bloody Disgusting) Summer Glau may move into the the Dollhouse. (Movie Hole) HBO whips out new series. (TV Squad)Internet killed the Cineplex stars. (NY Mag)

TRAILER FOR ‘A PERFECT GETAWAY’ WITH STEVE ZAHN, MILLA JOVOVICH AND TIMOTHY OLYPHANT
Wednesday, May 27 by

A PERFECT GETAWAY – Watch more Movie Trailers Above is the trailer for A Perfect Getaway, an event Steve Zahn's agent must have felt like he was partaking in the minute he scored his client a starring role in a serious action thriller.  (For the record, Steve Zahn is a fine actor.) Today's Top Links:               Another Laura Croft?         Ashley Greene            Claudia Is HOT                 Awful 80s Shows            Pop Quiz, Hot Shot             Classy Beer                  Irish Optimists            Mr. Nobody Trailer              Flying Dog Gallery                   Getting A Cowgirl          College Playboy               Battleship Movie?          Dude Throws Up            Yoko Matsugane

‘DRAG ME TO HELL’S’ ALISON LOHMAN
Wednesday, May 27 by

  This Friday, Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell emerges from the depths and into theaters everywhere.  Its star, Alison Lohman, plays Chris, a submissive bank employee who has to grow a pair when a curse is put on her and a particularly douche-y demon tries to… yes, you know… drag her to Hell. Raimi is known for his male muses, particularly Bruce Campbell, but can Lohman become the female Ash?  We've seen the film, and she's got the comic chops, if not the chin. ALISON LOHMAN TALKS DRAG ME TO HELL – Watch more Movie Trailers Where else you've seen her: Lohman got her big break as Angela, Nic Cage's long lost daughter, in Matchstick Men.  She quickly followed that up as a young Sandra Templeton Bloom in Tim Burton's Big Fish, and was the spitting image of a young Jessica Lange, who played the older Sandra.  Look for Alison in the upcoming Neveldine/Taylor-helmed Gamer, with Gerard Butler. Random Quote: The only thing I care about is that I have a strong sense of the character I'm playing. Check out the photos of Alison after the jump.

NEW PHOTOS FROM ‘THE BOOK OF ELI’, WITH DENZEL WASHINGTON AND GARY OLDMAN
Wednesday, May 27 by

2001.  That's the last time Allen and Albert Hughes have directed a feature film: their underrated adaptation of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper tale, From Hell.  In between then and now, the Hughes Brothers have each developed solo projects, helmed TV commercials and music videos together, and pitched projects around town.  This writer's had the good fortune to work with them on a couple, believe it or not.Well, the time has come for the brothers to rise again with their post-apocalyptic opus, The Book of Eli, currently being shot in New Mexico.  The film stars Denzel Washington as the titular hero, who treks across a barren wasteland of a future United States to protect a book that may mean man's survival.  Head over to USA Today for an in-depth first-look at the pic.  Or if you're not in the mood to read…Check out some of the new photos from the production after the jump.

STALLONE: THE BADDEST BADASS EVER
Wednesday, May 27 by

Editor’s Note: Many times on Screenjunkies, we falsely assume the identities of celebrities and write articles.  Other times, we make characters up entirely.  What you’re about to read is the genuine work of a student currently enrolled in the USC School of Cinema-Television.  It is real.  It is raw.  It is about one young man’s discovery of love for a cinema legend.  It didn’t cost us a dime to run. By Spencer Vickers In my frequent search to procrastinate when eight three-page papers are due the next day, I find myself up at odd hours of the night on Youtube, looking for something to blow my mind. Porn would probably be more constructive or fulfilling, but sharing a room with another dude puts a damper on that idea… most of the time, at least.  (But you never even know it’s happening, Steven, so just settle down.) 

JAMES CALLIS STARS IN SYFY’S MERLIN
Wednesday, May 27 by

TV Squad reports that Battlestar's James Callis is returning to SyFy (pronounced SciFi) to star in their probably-crappy Merlin movie. No news other than that. I just wanted to point out that this dude is going for a wicked General Thade look.Here are your other morning stories…Fan-made Green Lantern trailer casts Nathan Fillion. Studio should do the same. (NY Mag) Anchorman 2 half-steam ahead!! (Movie Hole)A startlingly honest Terminator: Salvation review. (Holy Taco)Galfinakis on McConaughey: "Who gives a f*ck?" (Funny Or Die) Flight of the Navigator remake to bring child abduction back to the big screen.(Pajiba) 

TRAILER FOR ’77′ – PATRICK READ JOHNSON’S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ‘STAR WARS’ FLICK
Tuesday, May 26 by

Above is the trailer for filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson's '77.  This film is autobiographical, and tells the story of Johnson falling in love with Star Wars.  No word on whether a sequel is planned in which his love affair turns into a job directing Baby's Day Out.  [trailer via Alex Billington @ FirstShowing.Net]Here are today's top links:             Seana Mitchell                     Child Prodigies                The Babysitter          Edith Larente              New Charlize Theron Movie    Funny BBQ Flow Chart         Wrong Shirt, Jackass        Green Lantern Fan Film           Bigfoot's Nipple             Ehra Madrigal         Transformers/T4 Mash-Up       $72 Movie Sells

FIRST 5 MINUTES OF ‘BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE’
Tuesday, May 26 by

Blood: The Last Vampire, the live-action adaptation of the original 2000 anime film, is about to be released in Japan, and the first five minutes of the film have hit the 'nets to satisfy everyone's thirst for Blood.BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE 5 MIN – Watch more MOVIE TRAILERSThe creepy text scroll that starts the film off alone makes this worth watching, but what follows – a hyper-stylized assassination inside a barren subway car – is even cooler.  It's right out of the original anime, which told us the story of a Vampire named Saya who hunts bloodsucking demons for the government.  Blood: The Last Vampire slices into UK cinemas on June 19th, and then North America in July. 

WHO ARE YA? SOCCER FILMS’ STARTING 11
Tuesday, May 26 by

We won’t pretend that Wednesday’s UEFA Champions’ League Final between Manchester United and Barcelona will be as big as the Super Bowl here in the U.S.  But in Europe, it's better than the Super Bowl.  With its popularity ever-increasing, more and more people are watching the Champions League, if for no other reason than to tide themselves over until the next World Cup (or, for my money, the 2012 Euros).With that in mind, we present to you, Cinema’s Starting 11, whom we think could hold their own against any club team Europe can muster:

SOUTHLAND RECAP: “DERAILED”
Tuesday, May 26 by

A dead gangster in a discarded chest is the result of several failed attempts on a witness’s life.  Dewey flips his lid… and a squad car.  Adams holds down the fort while witness- seeking bullets rain through her windows. "Derailed"The cops find a large chest on a hill overlooking LA.  Inside the chest is a body with tattoos all over it.  The discovery is sure to derail any holiday plans the cops had…  

SOUTHLAND RECAP: “DERAILED”
Tuesday, May 26 by

A dead gangster in a discarded chest is the result of several failed attempts on a witness’s life.  Dewey flips his lid… and a squad car.  Adams holds down the fort while witness- seeking bullets rain through her windows. "Derailed"The cops find a large chest on a hill overlooking LA.  Inside the chest is a body with tattoos all over it.  The discovery is sure to derail any holiday plans the cops had…

JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME STARS IN “KARATE”
Tuesday, May 26 by

Here we have the poster for Jean Claude Van Damme's new release Karate. Details about the plot are currently murky. It's either about professional quilting or a spiritual journey that brings a family closer together. Sounds boring. I really wish that there were some kind of combat involved. (Movie Hole)More morning headlines…Big-screen Buffy to slay vamps without Joss Whedon? (Reuters)Avatar powersuit? (/Film)Steve Coogan planning an Alan Partridge film. (First Showing)Video of Jimmy Kimmel's Upfronts Comedy Jam. (Pajiba)Twitter: The TV Series. (TV Squad)