April 20th aka 420, the Holiest of days for chubby dudes in tie-dye and girls with toe rings. It is to cannabis what St. Patrick's Day is to hops. A day to set your responsibilities aside and drift into a thick haze. Essentially think of it as Joaquin Pheonix's Christmas. And this man is his Santa.Here are your morning news nuggets. Transformers 2 footage screens at ShoWest. (Cinematical) Info about Michael Bay's small movie. (/film) Fox Atomic bombs (Variety)Russell Crowe now trained in archery. No concierge is safe. (Empire Online)The Lovely Bones first pics. (Latino Review) John Madden retires from sportscasting. Will he become a Walmart Greeter? (MSNBC)
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Are you one of those people who always wondered why they didn't make HDTVs a 2.35:1 aspect ratio? You go to the movie theater and see a grand, sweeping movie shot in the widest widescreen possible, and then rent the movie later at home – the Blu-Ray, no less, on your brand new LCD screen – and you get black bars on the top and bottom. Sucks, right? It's like you're paying extra to see a Lars Von Trier flick in IMAX. Well, fret no longer. Phillips has unleashed the sleek "Cinema 21:9" HDTV which will display those 2.35:1 widescreen movies in their intended aspect ration – and with no unsightly bars at the top and bottom. The image actually takes up the entire screen. Who'da thunk it? Phillips is also releasing special web shorts to coincide with the TV's launch. You can check out the amazing "Carousel," directed by Adam Berg and starring a bunch of seamless visual effects recreating a single moment in time during a bank robbery, but stretched out like some fly-through bullet time sequence you probably put your friends through every time you school them at Madden. See for yourself after the jump.
Today, the official "Trailer 4a" for Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince was released, and, dare I say, it looks pretty good and dark. Then again, the Potter trailers always seem to make me all sweaty and excited, only for me to walk out of the theater feeling mildly clammy in the underarms. And I perspire a lot. But I'll give this one a fair shake, and the 3-D in the last one kicked all sorts of ass, so why not? Watch the trailer after the jump.
Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant have cast their leading lady for their next film, the '70s-era insurance company dramedy Cemetery Junction (formerly known as The Men at The Pru). Brit starlet Felicity Jones has been awarded the role. She's mosty done work in the UK, including the BBC's "The Diary of Ann Frank," in which she played Margot Frank, an episode of "Dr Who," and the very British sounding Northanger Abbey TV movie. If your girlfriend catches you ogling pictures of Felicity, just inform her that she'll be playing Miranda in Julie Taymor's adaptation of The Tempest. Then, when she naturally asks, "Oh, can we see that?" You can coolly answer, "It's probably not a good idea if you don't like me looking at Felicity. Miranda is a significant role in the Bard's classic." You're welcome.Check out the photos of Felicity after the jump:
Lionsgate Films has just released the poster for More Than A Game, the documentary that follows NBA star LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James’ journey to fame. Boom Shik-a-Click on the image below to 'Bron 'Bron size it, Baby!After the jump is a new production still, as well as the extended synopsis and info on the film. More Than A Game opens in theaters October 2nd, 2009.
Charles Miner delegates more responsbility to Dwight, causing his loyalties with Michael to be called into question, and Andy decides to help Jim out because he's obviously not doing well with Pam at all. (Clearly.) It's another fantastic Office this week, and it's right after the jump.
The episode opens similar to the last one, with Leslie (Amy Poehler) in a sunny park with children, being a moron. Maybe cold opens in the park will be a weekly feature. Either way, she’s dressed as a bunny (slightly creepy) and participating in an Easter egg hunt with the children of Pawnee. She remarks that it seems very difficult to find the eggs, at which point Tom (Aziz Ansari) confesses to the camera in an interview that he forgot to hide the eggs, while a montage runs of children becoming increasingly upset, crying, throwing down their baskets, etc. All in all, not a bad Easter for Pawnee.After the opening, Leslie goes to visit her mother, a higher-up in the local government, whom she has a slightly unhealthy amount of respect for (she compares her to Mother Teresa), and sets up a dubiously addressed subplot of vying for her mother’s approval and affection, but to no avail (probably due in no small part to her wide-eyed incompetence). She tries to brag about her subcommittee, and is met with apathy on the subject from her mother, before heading off to a small meeting with Mark and Ann (Rashida Jones).
There is a misconception that porn actors don't get to flex their muscles or show their chops in the traditional sense. I disagree. It takes a certain amount of talent and self-awareness to appear in a porn parody of a popular television show. These are always hysterical. Though I draw the line at Everybody Trains Raymond and anything Mr. Ed related.5 Pornos Based On Beloved Sitcoms (Huffington Post)Crank 2, the tweets are in. (/film)Tron Guy weighs in. (io9) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer. (Apple) Stephen Dorff to appear in non-video game based film. (Cinematical) Terminator Salvation pics. (Latino Review)
Tomorrow night, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are debuting "G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE," a hard boiled reenvisioning of the G.I. JOE we know and love (unless you're a He-Man guy like me). The micro-series is directed by Joaquim dos Santos (Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender), and is written by Warren Ellis, of the Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Global Frequency comic book series (amongst a ton of others). According to Ellis, via his website, "It’s an hour long, broken into ten 5-minute episodes and one 10-minute final episode." The first episode will air Friday 4/17 during Adult Swim, with new episodes running every weekday and the finale airing on April 25th. You can check out the promo for it after the jump, along with every G.I. Joe-themed Robot Chicken sketch ever made.
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Armored, the new film from Nimród Antal (Vacancy) has a trailer out, and with it comes a lot of hardcore explosions and gunfire and ambiguously homoerotic camaraderie that I'm sure are all very in tune with the lives of real Armored Transport Officers. In other words, I'm there opening night. According to the filmmakers, the movie is about "a crew of officers at an armored transport security firm that risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off." Someone should have told Matt Dillon. Check out the trailer and some extra still images from it after the jump.
With the much anticipated BRÜNO coming out this summer (July 10th to be exact – MARK IT!!!) we thought we'd tease you with a few more photos from some of BRÜNO's personal, private collection. Ogle the rest after the jump.
Tomorrow, Crank: High Voltage opens in theaters, and Jason Statham's Chev Chelios will reunite with Eve, played by Amy Smart. No word on whether or not she'll reprise her gratuitously open-air sex scene from the first film, but the pasties above are more amenable to our tastes than the image of Statham grinding on Amy like a pirate on shore leave.Where else you can Get Smart: Amy had a bit part in Starship Troopers, did a short stint on 'Scrubs,' played opposite Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect, played Holly, one of the love interests in the Starsky & Hutch remake, and more recently can be seen screaming in Mirrors. She also has repeatedly voiced Strawberry Shortcake on 'Robot Chicken.' Pointless Quote: "As a kid, I loved being surrounded by mountains, creeks and animals. Check out the photos of Amy as nature intended after the jump.
For many movie lovers out there, Michael Bay is like the Santa Claus of summer. We wait 12 months and then BOOM, Bay arrives with a sack full of goodies, heading back to his factory where the ILM elves toil to make the following year's gifts even more bombastic than the last. We at Screenjunkies have a very special "in" with Mr. Bay, as we help manage his Twitter account. So, naturally, people contact us all the time to reach him via email, letters, bouquets of explosives, etc. What follows are letters written to Michael Bay from some very special children, and we felt that they should be shared.Click on each image to enlarge. Sam Huntington – Age 9 – Orlando, Florida Steven Blomquist – Age 8 – Aurora, Illinois
Variety reports that Turkish satellite broadcaster ATV plans to create their own version of The Golden Girls starring an entirely Turkish cast. The show will center around four older women living together, helping one another, and thanking one another for being a friend. If it's any bit as awesome as Turkish Rambo then I'm moving to Turkey immediately. I'll send for my things. Watch that phenomenal trailer below. Will Ferrell to go feral on Man vs. Wild. (Huffington Post) Mitch Hurwitz's Sit Down, Shut Up promos. (Pajiba) Kevin Smith at Carnegie Hall (Kevin Smith) Watch the first four minutes of Mystery Team. (Dan Eckman) Megan Fox runs afoul of Border Patrol. (EW)
About time we got a Miles episode. In this one, we dive into more of his background and exactly how he came to the island. He and Hurley also form an unexpected friendship back in 1977, as they discuss Miles and his father. Meanwhile Roger Linus isn't resting easy over the loss of his son, and Kate makes a blunder that could cost her and her friends their preciously kept secret. This week's Lost is right after the jump.
Last week’s friction comes to climax with our favorite doctors, while the guy who cleans up after them gets hitched. Yup, She’s Still PissedKelso gets himself set up at the bar by handing the bartender his travel bag and ordering a Bahama-mama. He’ll be at this bar for most of the episode. Things are still heated amongst lovers from last week’s episode, and not in a good way. Elliot is pissed at J.D. for not telling her how much he loves her, Jordan is pissed at Cox for pretending to have had work to do in order to prove to her she’ll miss him, and Turk is mad at Carla for refusing to take a break from her role as mommy. Sea Creatures
The trailer for Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience starring adult film actress Sasha Grey has just debuted on Hulu. The trailer has no dialogue – just a drum track and some title cards. But it tells you everything you need to know about the film, which looks like a lo-fi, down n' dirty little gem (is that an oxymoron? I don't care) from the man who brought us Sex, Lies & Videotape. Check it out after the jump.
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On April 21st, Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller's original Sin City is getting a double helping of Blu-Ray, with the release of a special edition 2-Disc set that includes 2 cuts of the film plus eight hours of bonus with two new interactive bonus features developed exclusively for Blu-ray. No matter what you thought of the movie, it's got the sort of visuals that Blu-Ray was made for. And for a small taste of what makes Sin City so Blu-riffic, check out a Break Media exclusive remix of Jessica Alba's notorious stripping scene… after the jump.
The show opens up to Olivia snuggled up with her niece reading a bed time story. The picturesque scene is interrupted by a phone call. It's Peter on the line and quick to jump to conclusion Olivia assumes the worst, it is late at night and it is Peter so I don't fault Olivia for thinking that it was work related. It turns out that he was calling for her sister, Rachel. Thank God Olivia doesn't have to lie on a daily basis because her face just gave away everything she was holding, Olivia is jealous. She reluctantly gets back to reading the story, a tale of a bear and a monster. "Aunt Liv ….monster's are not real, right?"
The trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker has hit the 'nets like a ton of bricks through a windhshield. It's portrait of the elite members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad, soldiers who volunteer to disarm deadly bombs for the U.S. military. The film stars Jeremy Renner (above), whom you might remember as the badass villain from S.W.A.T., and the heroic Doyle from 28 Weeks Later. He can also be seen in the upcoming The Losers. This guy can't get enough of military and police work. How about Renner for Captain America? Check out the trailer for The Hurt Locker after the jump.
Some new footage from Tarantino's WW2 gore fest Inglourious Basterds played on Fox's American Idol last night. This is that clip, plus some other goodies, including a behind-the-scenes shot of QT rallying his troops, and a glimpse of Mike Myers (pictured above) as a much different servant of her Majesty, the Queen – a character named "General Ed Fenech." Keep your eyes peeled for the Basterd'ized clip after the jump.
The 80s were a lot of things. Not the least of which, it was a time of gross over-advertising. Any slight movie hit in the 1980s would warrant the plastering of its image on a cardboard box filled with unoriginal cereals. There was Ghostbusters cereal – nothing more than Lucky Charms, C-3PO's – frosted Cheerios, and E.T. – some sort of peanut buttery Cap'n Crunch.Here are a few cereals that never hit the market, but should have.CONAN, THE CEREALI think this one was a no-brainer. Arnold was an up-and-coming star, and if the original movie was good enough to have a bad sequel, surely the movie deserves a cereal (which is like a sequel, but with more fiber). I would go so far as to say, if this cereal was produced, Mark L. Lester would have published “Commando 2: The Best Sequel Ever” here on ScreenJunkies.
The above image of Andy Samberg engaging in intercourse with a magical fish from the Lonely Island's "Like A Boss" music video has been sanitized for your protection. You'll have to click "More" to see the uncensored video in its entirety. It is raw. It is real. It is uncompromising. It also has poop, vomit and fellatio humor set to music. Recoil in shock while grooving to this decidedly most NSFW video after the jump. And if you like it, go buy The Lonely Island's "Incredibad" at your local record store, or friendly neighborhood digital music file purveyor. Like a baaaaws!!!
The NY Post has the first look at Hulk Hogan's interview with Rolling Stone and he seems really angry about the way his divorce proceedings are going. "I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like OJ, cutting everybody's throat," the classy gentleman about town told the magazine. "You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife . . . I totally understand OJ. I get it." He then excused himself politely because he was dreadfully late for a wine tasting. If I were the judge in this case I would be conflicted. They both had to embrace and roll around with sweaty, grotesquely-swollen men to earn that money. Here are more links to your morning news. Brian Austin Green Lantern? (Cinematical) Gondry Talks Green Hornet. (/film) Rod Blagojevich stops being polite and starts getting real. (Reuters)Leno and Letterman still not BFFs. (NY Mag) Sarah Connor will not be back. (TV Squad)
Those wily, japing comicksters over at Holy Taco have posted a series of Mad Libs inspired by famous directors like M. Night Shyamalan, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay (not the real one, mind you). Here's one example:Check out the rest by visiting HT. Or just ______ your ______ in a ______.