Very few actors have the villainous acumen of Gary Oldman. His expansive biography of ne'er-do-wells extends from mythology's greatest bad guy (Dracula) to common pimps and pedophiles. His talent is so far reaching it also includes douchy politicians and power-hungry killers with bad hair.Alas, lately he's been springing up as Goody Two Shoes, like Batman's wingman Commissioner Gordon. He's even been using his predisposition as a bad guy with a sense of irony, as in his role in the Harry Potter series, Sirius Black. However, in his latest movie, The Book of Eli, he returns to his roots – playing the antagonist. So we'd like to congratulate Gary on his comeback to malevolence (we've missed you) with a highlight of the various evil-doers he's made so vivid on the silver screen, ranked in order of his characters' titles.
It's official. John Malkovich will be the Vulture. That is if there is a Vulture. Spider-Man 4 shooting has been delayed while Sam Raimi and the studio settle their differences. Meanwhile, John Malkovich has confirmed to Italian soccer TV show Quelli Che il Calcio, that he is waiting on a script and he hopes shooting will begin soon. As previously reported, the reason for the row between Raimi and the suits is over the choice of villian. Raimi wants Malkovich to strap on the serrated wings of the Vulture and the studio wants someone who can sell Happy Meals. I don't know what it is about Malkovich but he makes toddlers lose their appetites. Maybe they're still grossed out from his nude scene in Dangerous Liasons. At any rate, we'll surely keep you posted on this story. Will Raimi make the film he wants? Will Malkovich fall at the hands of Studio Mogul-Man?? Find out on the next thrilling episode of Spider-Man 4 Internet Rumors.Arrogant bastard… (via Collider)
That compelling storyline is comin' right for us!If you've been devotedly watching FlashForward recently and wishing there wasn't so much lag time in between the juicy, brain-wrinkling turn of events, then get ready to be happy. Screen Junkies got the opportunity to sit down with the show's creator and executive producer David Goyer, and he told us FlashForward is cramming a ton more story into season one than was originally intended:By the end of the season we will have burned through what I think I was originally thinking would be the first two seasons. One thing that we’ve done is we’ve moved things forward. We certainly are responding to some of the fans saying, “Are we not moving fast enough?” So we’ve kind of been given the opportunity now to answer a lot more questions and move faster. I will say that starting with our first two hour, we answer a ton. Answers are so much less infuriating than more questions. Steeped in so much mystery, the show was starting to become as frustrating as trying to figure out where to go to dinner with a girlfriend. "I want to go wherever you want to go. Well I want to go wherever YOU want to go. That's it! We're boiling hot dogs and drinking boxed wine."David Goyer also talked about the development of his current feature projects, including the origin story of X-Men baddie Magneto. He wouldn't give up much, but when asked if Magneto was still in the works, Goyer responded, "Yes."So there you have it, folks. Magneto is definitely maybe going to be hitting theaters sometime soon/never. Let's just hope Ian McKellen is still alive to see the premiere. Celebs are droppin' like flies these days. Don't you give me the stink eye, McKellen.(Source: Fred Topel)
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We've decided to institute a new feature on Screen Junkies called, People Are Crazy. For the kick-off we look to the nation of France, second only to Japan in terms of being cuckoo bananas, as this Stars Wars dance battle clearly illustrates. If the French Remade Star Wars – Watch more Funny Videos Oooooh, Lord Vader got served. (via I Watch Stuff)
April 16th cannot get here fast enough. A new trailer for Kick-Ass was released today and it proves that you don't need a super power to be a superhero. All you really need is a gun and a penchant for violence. Mark Strong also appears as the villian who addresses the elephant in the room by comparing Nic Cage's Big Daddy to Batman. Now allow me to address another elephant. Mark Strong, did you steal Andy Garcia's face? Feast your eyes on the awesome new trailer after the jump…
As ordered by NBC, Leno administers the two-fingered enema.The gloves are off in the NBC/Leno/O'Brien debacle! Yesterday we reported that Leno might be replacing Conan on The Tonight Show, and now today we've learned it's not so much replacing as it is violently nudging. Apparently the suits over at NBC have given Leno his 11:30PM time slot back. Conan has the choice of either taking the 12:00AM, in which case Leno's show would be a half hour, or he can also decide to f*ck off completely. If Conan tells NBC brass to go screw themselves then Leno will get a full hour. So much hostility. Stop fighting, mommy and daddy, you're doing harm to the children!I suppose poor ratings for both shows can be blamed on this trist, or the fact that old people find Conan awkward looking and obnoxious, but it really all comes down to one super villain… You guessed it: Studio Mogul-Man.Smug son of a bitch…(via TMZ)
A low-res trailer for Smokin' Joe Carnahan's The A-Team has leaked online. All in all, it looks pretty fun and over the top. The action has been drastically updated since the 1980's series. For instance, a tank fights a jet… thousands of feet above the ground. Take that Live Free or Die Hard! It actually reminds me somewhat of the Charlie's Angels movies except it won't make you want to choke out Cameron Diaz. Which is no small feat. Everyone in the cast looks good too, including Rampage Jackson. Check it out after the jump before it gets yanked.
The King of the World wants to bomb Japan. James Cameron has optioned Charles Pellegrino's "The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back." Pellegrino's book chronicles the two days following the nuclear attacks and weaves together eyewitness accounts from Japanese survivors and American pilots.Cameron met with Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only survivor of the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in late December. Yamaguchi passed away earlier this week.Though Cameron has not set up a film pertaining to the subject matter, it seems that he is doing his research. If this project does come to fruition, expect it to be the big one. Sorry. (Variety)
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"Take him." "Take him."TMZ is reporting that NBC has a plan to fix their Leno problem but unfortunately it doesn't solve our Leno problem. Due to very poor ratings, the network is reportedly moving Leno back to his 11:30pm timeslot. No word yet on the validity of this report or how it will effect The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Will Conan be pushed back an hour or ousted completely? This treatment is a bitch slap in the face to O'Brien considering his years with the network and the fact he uprooted to sunny California for the hosting gig. Don't they realize the sun can turn a ginger to ash? (TMZ)
You can leave your bottle of Jergen's at home when you go to see The Black Swan, fellas. The hot, angry, lesbian, ballerina sex that we previously reported would take place between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis is going to be filmed with the aid of breast doubles. Portman tells UK Elle that she will never show her naughty bits on the big screen."I'm definitely not a prude about sex or nudity, I just don't want do something that will end up as a screen grab on a porn site so meanwhile I'm doing halfsies – I'm like, 'I'll show my butt but not my boobs',"I'm sure perverts the world over are saddened by this news but bear in mind that she is an actress, not an object. It's difficult for young women to always be taken seriously in Hollywood and I salute her convictions. I urge you perverts to as well. OH! GROSS GUYS!!! THAT'S NOT HOW YOU SALUTE!!! (UK Elle via The Playlist)
As you can see, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World takes place on the set of America Gladiators. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman stand stoically as judges in the far background, while a dude breakdances in the middle ground. I'm just not sure if they're judging the dancing or Michael Cera's lightsaber skills. Maybe the guy taking a dump near the edge of frame knows. Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is about a Michael Cera type character played by Michael Cera who has to fight the seven evil ex-boyfriends of the girl of his dreams. That's a lot of effort to bag some tail. She better be really bendy. (via /Film)
Howard Stern sidekick and actor Artie Lange was admitted to the hospital this past weekend for undisclosed reasons and now the cause has come to light. According to the NY Post, Lange attempted to take his own life by STABBING HIMSELF NINE TIMES. That's so metal! It's 9 times more metal than Juliet Capulet's suicide and 4.5 times more so than Elliott Smith's. The bloodied funnyman was discovered by his mother who called 911. Surgeons were able to save him despite a massive loss of blood. Stern commented on-air, "We all have our demons. Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He's a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don't forget how great he is."Factoring together his eating, drinking, drugging, and stabbing-himself-nine-times habits, the man is obviously invincible. Perhaps he's the protector this world needs. If only he would stop copying Chris Farley. (NY Post)
It's that time of year when networks bust out a few new shows and returning favorites to fill the space that all the Fall season crap left behind. We've chosen our 10 mid-season favorites that through our in-depth analysis seem like the programs worth your precious time. Watch them live or set your DVR up for series record, but at least give them a chance. Then if they suck you can tell us to shove our horrible judgement up our asses. PARENTHOODWhat it's about:It's like the Ron Howard movie, but a TV show. Sorry, no Steve Martin, though. Follow the Braverman Family as they try to hold it together.When it's on:Mondays at 9:00PM E/P on NBC. Premieres March 1st. Why you should watch:
Have you brosefs seen the trailer for She's Out Of My League? It has babes, bros, and ejaculation jokes. All that's missing is Eugene Levy and his dead horse beating stick. Dude, rock on! Let's drink brews and listen to Asher Roth! UR my boy, Blue!! The movie looks like a cousin to Miss March, The Hottie & the Nottie, and Euro-Trip and there's a good reason for that. It was written by Hot Tub Time Machine and Sex Drive's Sean Anders and John Morris, who learned English by reading Maxim magazine. Jay Baruchel and TJ Miller are solid comedic actors so let's hope this movie has some bite that they're just not showing. Apart from Alice Eve, there's nothing worth looking at in this trailer. Watch for yourself but this almost looks as bad as Cop Out. Shes Out of My League Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos
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They never were able to get the smell of bacon out of the car's interior.George Lucas and his nine-month pregnant neck appeared on last night's episode of The Daily Show to promote his new book Blockbusting. When asked about the fan backlash against the trilogy of Star Wars prequels, Lucas responded, "It's a work of fiction. It's a metaphor, it's not real. And therefore you can either like it or not like it. Whatever." Oooh. Are you gonna take that haters? Or are you going to grab your shovels and do what needs to be done?? Check out the full interview…
This clip from Dogma 2 Legion gives us a glimpse of the throwdown between Kevin Durand's black-winged Gabriel and Paul Bettany's fallen angel Michael. Here, Durand makes the normally fatal error of bringing a mace to a gun fight. But weapon choices don't really matter in this case because this movie was made after The Matrix. OBVIOUSLY angels are karate experts. It says so in the Bible. Right before the part where Moses walks away from the burning bush in slow motion. Legion spin kicks into theaters on January 22nd, 2010. Watch the trailer here. (Yahoo)
Studio Mogul-Man has struck again! Due to his evil meddling, the Spiderman-4 and Robocop remake have grinded to a halt like a saw blade headed straight for your crotch. In the case of Spider-Man, Sam Raimi and Sony are butting heads over their villain of choice. Raimi wants The Vulture, and Sony, obviously haters of the evil avian variety, wants a romantic subplot involving Spidey and the Black Cat. In addition to the feline, they'd also like another antagonist, but that will probably turn into another fifteen. Maybe they can all gang rape Spider-Man in a orgy of CGI, 3D, and sticky webbing. As far as Robocop, Darren Aronofsky has left the project after refusing to turn it into an orgy of CGI, 3D, and why not some sticky webbing too. Mary Parent, Chairperson of MGM, is clearly looking to capitalize on the success of Avatar, and Aronofsky isn't interested in made-up worlds that don't exist except in computers. Robocop is awesome because it's gritty and real, not because ED209 is poking you in the eye with his hand-cannon.Spider-man 4 will most likely hit theaters before Robocop, but with Studio Mogul-Man on the loose, who knows what other havoc he could bring to the projects before they reach fruition.(via THR and Moviehole)
Before they move forward with their now back-on Three Stooges movie, the Farrelly Brothers will make Hall Pass with Owen Wilson their next project. Wilson stars as a man who has been given a one-week pass from his wife to sleep with any woman he wants. SNL's Jason Sudeikis stars as his best friend because Rob Corddry and Dan Fogler were otherwise indisposed. The film will follow their misadventures as they try to crush ass. Between this and Vince Vaughn's new project, why are there so many movies about getting some strange lately? Is it because of Tiger Woods?? Is Hollywood now only accepting pitches that align with Twitter trend topics? Anyway, the movie sounds like it could be a return to form for the once hilarious Farrellys. But mostly it just sounds like season four of Curb Your Enthusiasm. "I'm around town." (via THR)
If you want to watch the final season of LOST but don't know a damn thing that's happened, or if you're like me and the spray paint in the synapses of your brain has completely destroyed your memory, than check out this 8:15 recap of the first five seasons. It was put together by ABC and the writers of the show, so it should fully prepare you for the biggest event in television and world history. LOST: The Final Season starts answering all your questions on Feb. 2nd on ABC.
I'm not sure if I should be eager about the upcoming remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Given the track record of recent genre rehashes and reports of reshoots and studio interference, it could go either way. Still there's a part of me that wants this film to be really good and by the looks of this behind the scenes footage, that may well be the case. This featurette, included on The Final Destination's DVD release (a movie so bad that I'd sooner barf lava than watch it again), shows Jackie Earle Haley in full-on Freddy mode. Definitely check it out especially if you're on the fence like I am. Or was. I'm now eager to see more. (via Dread Central)
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Age is a cruel bitch. Anyway, Vince Vaughn and Ron Howard have decided to team up for a movie written by Wall Street 2 scribe Allan Loeb. The story follows a man who learns that his best friend's wife is cheating and must then navigate treacherous waters to decide what do with that knowledge. I hope it takes place in the middle of the Pacific, and Vaughn's character befriends an abrasive but quick-witted shark who's only looking out for his pal's best interests. Treacherous waters, indeed… Ron Howard hasn't directed a comedy since Edtv, and some would argue (me) Angels & Demons offered more laughs than that movie. If this new project with Vaughn echoes the tone of Parenthood I think we could all be in for a real treat. Also, I'd like to make a casting suggestion for the cheating husband:AHHH, LITTLE CLINT HOWARD!!! I take back what I said about age!(via THR)
He got schooled by Matt Damon before and now an unruly concertgoer has jumped on the bandwagon. While performing at Harrah's in Atlantic City with his band The Honey Brothers this past weekend, Adrian Grenier was accosted. "You suck, Grenier!," screamed a heroic citizen after rushing to the front row and throwing a drink at the Entourage star. "Adrian looked shocked," recalls an eyewitness, "Security came running up to the stage and had the guy removed." Umm, to give him a medal I hope. Just kidding. Watch this video below. It's all the proof you need that The Honey Brothers don't suck (at sucking). (via NY Daily News)
Sean Penn was attached to play Larry in the Farrelly Brothers' big screen The Three Stooges film last winter. Shortly after, he dropped out to work on his marriage with actress Robin Wright Penn. The couple have since decided to call it quits once and for all and so with that news, Penn is back on board Stooges alongside Benicio Del Toro's Moe. Problem is, noted actor and craft services fan Paul Giamatti picked up the Larry role after Penn put hoes before Farrelly Bros.Earlier plans were to hold a nationwide American Idol-esque casting call to find an actor who could take on the role of Curly. Perhaps Giamatti could fill those shoes with his porcine feet. Heck, he'll do anything. Can the star of Shoot 'Em Up really claim that a role is beneath him? (WENN)
So many Kim Cattralls, so few bullets! Fresh off of informing you that Taken director Pierre Morel is taking over directing duties on the new Dune film, we get a second look at his most recent effort, From Paris With Love. In it, John Travolta plays one of those spy guys who breaks the rules, and doesn't play nice, and all that stuff. His father probably cracked beer bottles over his head when he was a just a little spy and now he's taking it out on a factory full of mannequins. These inconsiderate pricks never think that someone owns that factory. Oh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the guy that can't believe John Travolta's character is such a rebel. If you'd like a more official synopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. So basically what I said. From Paris With Love starring Travolta and his off-putting new look hits theaters February 5th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
With the final season of LOST premiering a month from now, ABC is stepping up their promotional push and thus, we have the LOST Supper. Is this an image steeped in religious metaphor? Or is it merely a recreation of my grandpa shocking us all by blurting out racial slurs in front of my Asian brother-in-law at Christmas dinner?Look at that smug, racist prick hiding behind his old-people-say-the-darndest-things shield. I knew it was a mistake to let him watch Gran Torino. (THR)