The day for which many have been waiting is finally upon us. After a very public legal battle and gazillions of marketing dollars spent, fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. Today Zach Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen opens in theaters. It’s expected to dominate the box office for the foreseeable future. How can the other studios compete? They can’t. That’s why they’re releasing the worst films on their rosters in hopes of getting them in and out of theaters quickly and quietly. After the jump are the movies that will be trounced at this weekend’s box office. I’m not sure why anyone in his or her right mind would ever produce these in the first place or want to see them.
This newest installment of 30 Rock starts with the end of 30 Rock’s fake sketch comedy show. Everyone is clapping and joyous because the show is over. Frank asks Liz Lemon if she wants to join the writers at a bar. She says no because she will go to a donut shop instead. Pete knows that Liz is upset and asks her about why.Before Liz can answer, Jenna runs up to Liz and asks why Tracy got more lines in the show than she did. Jenna doesn’t get the response she desires and claims she hurt her ankle. She is faking the injury to get attention. Jack is still at the office after the show. He tells Liz he's committed to Elisa, and won’t do anything involving other women while she is away. He sees the writers leaving to go to the bar and Jack follows them. He knows there are no women where those writers are going. Liz and Pete are at the donut shop. The donut shop girl is pregnant. Liz is getting a dozen assorted donuts to eat at the shop, and Pete realizes she wants to stay and talk to the pregnant teen. Pete bails from the donut shop and leaves Liz alone with the girl.
This weekend, teleport to the couch, grab your snuggie, and turn into TV Watchman. Only four more episodes of Battlestar Galactica, Jason hits the big apple in Friday Night Lights, Cameron's got a nasty glitch in Terminator: TSCC, and Sunday begins the second season of AMC's excellent foray into Crystal Meth with Breaking Bad. Also, scope out the updated 'Late Show Roundup,' where the amount of stuff to watch has increased by %150. Go Watchman, Go! Your preview after the break.
This morning, the folks at Slashfilm published a list of movie directors, writers and actors on Twitter…The list includes:Directors DAVID_LYNCH, ThatKevinSmith and Jon_Favreau…Writers diablocody and johnaugust…And Actors emmyrossum, ElizabethBanks, Russell Brand, Heroes' greggrunberg, and WilliamShatner…We were curious what eccentric director David Lynch could possibly be twittering about, so we have a screen grab for you after the jump…
Ah, Friday morning. The sun shines down and warms the dewy grass. The air is crisp like the first bite from an apple. My pants and wallet are elsewhere. Why am I locked in a storage unit?Here's your morning news. I know where I'll be Saturday mornings in the 1980's (Variety)
A blood drive van shows up in the Dunder-Mifflin parking lot, and as Michael's giving blood he talks to a cute lady whom he has a hard time forgetting, setting up a singles mixer in the office in an attempt to find her. Outside of the office, Jim and Pam go on a couples date with Phyllis and Bob, swapping stories and exchanging awkwardness. It's a pretty decent Office this week, right after the jump.
So, according to MTV, Aussie director George Miller, creator and director of all the Mad Max films has in the works a fourth animated installment of his post-apocalyptic series set in the outback. When confronted with the question of whether Mel Gibson would be involved in any capacity, Miller responded with a rather P.C. "We'll probably go a different route."In Australian English, that means, "Mel Gibson is batshit crazy and you and I and everyone knows it now, so why in the sweet, sweet name of Outback Steakhouse would I even let him do voiceover work for me? Have you seen What Women Want?"Oh, George Miller. You know you can't get past Altavista Translator.
According to a report from Entertainment Weekly Larry David will be joined by some old co-workers when Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for its seventh season. Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards will also guest on the HBO series.
I’ve always imagined William Shatner to smell the way a ham does as it bakes. Slow juices mingling with the snappy zest of a pineapple ring. Apparently, I couldn’t have been further from the truth. The bored fine folks over at Genki Wear have developed Tiberius; a scent that combines notes of sweet citron, black pepper, cedar, vanilla, white musk and sandalwood.
Take a dive right into your Thursday night TV. After three weeks, The Office is back with a timewarp back to Valentine's day, while 30 Rock is obsessed with babies. Be sure to catch some mad bboy action on MTV tonight–it's Quest Crew (all guys) vs. the Beat Freaks (all girls). Also note our updated 'Late Night Round-Up,' with an invasion of the Jimmys. Your leg twirling, body movin' TV preview after the break.
Beginning March 15, Warner Bros. and Turner will partner to launch WB, a 24-hour Warner-branded channel that will bring its TV and film library to the country. [Variety] If you work in the film or TV industry – don't worry. They only outsource real jobs to India. We at Screen Junkies would like to think that eventually the channel will open up to original content, and one of our sources sent us this top secret proposal for a 2009 WB India Fall Lineup. Seems like they're headed in that direction.See it after the jump:
So whatever happened to Sawyer and the gang since Locke pushed the old whirly-wheel? Well, according to this episode, their time jumps have been fixed, but unfortunately they're about thirty years before the time they crashed on the island. We jumps back and forth between present time and three years from now, watching the present Sawyer & Co. encounter both Others and Dharma, while future Sawyer & Co. are members of the Dharma Initiative, trying to help a a pregnant woman in labor, with romance blossoming on the side between two most unlikely lovers…and it's all in this week's Lost, after the jump.
Tuesday, we gave you a glimpse of Watchmen's Malin Akerman, a.k.a. The Silk Spectre II. Now meet her mom… the original Silk Spectre, played by the shapely Carla Gugino.Carla's the rare sort of actress that shows her assets in adult fare like Watchmen and Sin City, then covers herself and relies only on acting talent in kid flicks like the upcoming Race to Witch Mountain, or the Spy Kids franchise. Though I did hear that for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, they had to frame Gugino from the neck up so she didn't accidentally gouge anyone's eyes out in the theater. Ga Ga Guginooooo!More pics after the jump…
NASA has turned to the public for help in naming the International Space Station's brand new Node 3 module. The top two nominees in the write-in category are Colbert and Xenu. As in the Church of Scientology's Xenu. Who would you rather see ruling the cosmos, Tek Jansen or Tom Cruise? Here's your morning news.Help Stephen Colbert cock-block The Church Of Scientology (Colbert Nation)New X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer premieres today (MTV)Watchmen will not feature any hover-boards (iO9)
Tonight, Lost hits it's midseason stride with a bunch of filthy, dishonest Islanders, while Demetri Martin digs deep into the complex world of the 'chair.' Also, Discovery Channel is airing an special on why Flight 1549 had to crash land in the Hudson River. Too bad the internet already told us. Find out what I'm talking about, along with your TV preview, right after the jump.
With Joaquin Phoenix pursuing a mushroom-induced musical career, we thought that we would take a moment to point out the missteps taken by those before him. These vanity projects should serve as a warning to any actor who has rock and roll dreams to stick with their dayjob. And a reminder to all of us that fame makes people crazy.
Claire sees a new side of her mom as she tires to figure out a way to help Alex escape, and Parkman and Peter receive intel from Rebel on where to find Daphne, so they head to Building 26 to take her back. Sylar's also back in this episode, with his trusty sidekick Microwave Boy, shedding further light on his dark past when he stumbles upon an old diner where his father took him long ago. It's a surprisingly decent Heroes after a string of steadily declining ones, and it's after the jump.
This just in from Variety: Transformers 2 babe Megan Fox is attached to star in "Fathom," an adaptation of the Michael Turner-created comicbook, for Fox Atomic. According to Variety, "Fox would play Aspen Matthews, who was found abandoned on a ship and is adopted by a military man. She becomes a champion swimmer and marine biologist who comes of age realizing she has water-based powers and is part of an underwater race" I heard through the grapevine that Michael Phelps was up for a cameo but his role in the remake of Up In Smoke conflicted. He will be replaced by the dolphin from Seaquest DSV.
Why no new shows? The screwiness of the Digital Conversion has forced the "TV Sweeps", usually scheduled for February, to be pushed back to March 5th. In the meantime, TNT pretty much plays entertaining movies every night, and an epic monkey battle rages on tonight in Dark Days in Monkey City. Your preview after the break.
Are the Sangalese Terrorists from 24 going to blow up Washington D.C?! Too bad they'll have to blow up Jack Bauer first. Tonight he gets the main stage with 2HRs of no-nonsense screaming at corrupt gov't officials, explosions, and the emergence of Jon Voight as Bauer's new arch nemesis. You don't need to really know anything before watching this episode–just sit back and get your face blown off. Likewise, Heroes also offers some telepathic mind blowings tonight as well. Your preview after the jump.
Dubaku is still out cold in the hostipal. A laundry man gets past security, pulls out a syringe and injects Dubaku with a drug that makes start to convulse severely. Cut to a shot of General Juma who has a statement playing on a CNN-like channel, preaching his country's victory over the American invaders. "Find him, wherever he is," the President orders. And wait! There's more…
Either Vanity Fair's standards have gone way down, or it's almost time for April's issue dedicated to "Comedy's New Legends" to hit the shelves. This above image of Paul Rudd getting intimate with Jonah Hill, Jason Segal and Seth Rogan apes the now legendary VF photo of Tom Ford, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson cover shot (marvel at it, plus bonus shots from April's issue after the jump).
Sarah battles with vanquished enemies, deceptive doctors, smoking roommates, and a bad case of insomnia in this week's installment of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Celebration rang out this week in Dillon as the Panthers made it to the playoffs for the third straight year. However, the more pressing issues concerning the town’s parents’ relationships with their children may have overshadowed this cause.
"Relief Pitcher Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby County, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher (mostly so his brother Dustin would stop threatening to kick him out). He's spent every moment since then cashing in the last of his dying fame while plotting his inevitable comeback… one beer at a time." — HBO Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Starring Danny McBride ('Pineapple Express'), Katy Mixon ('Four Christmases'), John Hawkes ('Deadwood') and a host of other talented comedians (including, on occasion, Mr. Ferrell), 'Eastbound & Down' was created by McBride along with two friends from film school: Jody Hill and Ben Best (the co-writer/director and co-writer of The Foot Fist Way, respectively). Network: HBO Airs: Sundays @ 10:30PM EST
Now this? Is more like it. Aaron Douglas, Katee Sackhoff and Grace Park were all given chances to shine, and it goes without saying that they all were great. Given the reveal at the end, some people might wonder if anybody might have said something to Kara at some point, but it’s not like she doesn’t have a history of acting out in public.
Fantastic TV Friday is patiently waiting for your gaze. Do what you can to drink up the !@#$ out of Battlestar–only 4 more episodes! What are we dorks going to do without the Cylons and the frak and the spaceships and the space drama and the Caprica 6? (I guess wait for this?) On the other hand, Terminator and Friday Night Lights are in the prime of their seasons, and as Sunday Special Treat, the How's Your News crew of intrepidly unique reporters visits the Mardi Gras capitol of the world. Your preview after the break.
This episode starts with Jack and Elisa on the street buying a hot dog. Jack spots a man juggling with his change and his baby. Jack is disgusted, saying, "that used to be a man." Elisa gets mad at Jack and confesses to him she wants kids someday.
Surprise! Daphne’s not dead! Surprise! Sylar’s not dead! Surprise! Some dude who you absolutely wished had kicked the bucket is not dead! If there’s one thing the Heroes writers have proven themselves to be incapable of, it’s killing off a character.
Perform a karate chop (or a nunchuk) to turn on that TV of yours, and then pull a flying jump kick onto the couch for a solid night of comedy from NBC. Jack Black is back and totally wack as Po, the overweight kung fu master Panda, and Tracy Jordan gets interviewed by Larry King, which somehow makes the city of New York go into chaos. Hiiiii-ya. Your preview after the jump.