COMIC-CON 2009 ROUNDUP
Tuesday, July 28 by

Fellow Junkies, Comic-Con has come and gone, as has Screen Junkies from San Diego.  It was our first ever trip down to Comic-Con and it will not be our last, but we learned a lot.  Mostly, we learned that you have to surrender to the fact that you can't cover EVERYTHING at Comic-Con.  Here's everything we DID cover:   AVATAR Video clips of James Cameron speaking about AVATAR just moments after having unveiled 25-minutes of the film to Hall H @ Comic-Con.    

‘EXTRACT’ @ COMIC-CON W/ MIKE JUDGE, JASON BATEMAN & MILA KUNIS
Tuesday, July 28 by

EXTRACT Panel @ Comic-Con Pt. 1 – Watch Movie Trailers After the promising SOLOMON KANE presentation in Hall H, the crowd at Comic-Con was buzzing for geek legend Mike Judge to make a return to his OFFICE SPACE form with his latest flick, EXTRACT.  He was joined on stage by cast members Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis, as well.  Comedienne du jour Kristen Wiig could not make it because of filming commitments in New Mexico.  To Bateman's credit, he was running on an hour's worth of sleep, having just wrapped on the same shoot at 5am, which, it's safe to say, is Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Greg Mottola's alien comedy PAUL…

‘SOLOMON KANE’ PANEL @ COMIC-CON STABS AUDIENCE IN HEARTS, AUDIENCE CHEERS
Tuesday, July 28 by

Everyone's been talking – including us – about Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar's KICK-ASS as being the sleeper hit of Comic-Con 2009, but there's another film deserving of some geek love, and that's SOLOMON KANE, whose panel had the fortune of being sandwiched in between Saturday's LOST: THE FINAL SEASON and EXTRACT presentations in the San Diego Convention Center's imposing 6000+ seat Hall H…

SOLOMON KANE
Tuesday, July 28 by

Director: Michael J. BassettCast: James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Mackenzie Crook, Max von SydowSynopsis: The movie tells the origins of Solomon Kane and is hoped to be the first of a trilogy of movies. When the story opens Kane is a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting in Africa, but after an encounter with a demon, The Reaper, he realizes he must seek redemption or have his soul damned to Hell. He returns to England and lives a life of peace, converting to puritanism, but soon the doings of an evil sorcerer upset his plans and he must take up arms again.

SACHA BARON COHEN THREATENED BY TERRORISTS
Tuesday, July 28 by

A militant Palestinian group is angry about their portrayal in Brüno and are now threatening to kill Sacha Baron Cohen according to a report from the Times Online. Cohen is taking the threat seriously and has upped his security. In the film, his alter ego tells Mr. Abu Aita, a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, that "Al-Qaeda is so 2001" and that "Osama looks like a kind of dirty wizard or homeless Santa.” I can understand Baron Cohen's fear but if I were him I would counter with the hard to refute statement, 'How about you don't?'Nothing threatening about these links… Family Guy episode aborted. (THR) Ben Silverman leaves NBC. (Variety) Judd Apatow can get anything he wants green-lit. (Worst Previews) Richard Kelly is not a cheap date. (The Playlist) Excalibur to be drawn again. (Cinema Blend) Harrison Ford Facial Expression Generator. (Cracked)

‘SAW VI’ FEATURETTE
Monday, July 27 by

Saw VI Sneak Peak – Watch more Movie TrailersThis popped up whilst we were at Comic-Con, so in case you missed it, here's the newest featurette for SAW VI.  It's yet another one of Jigsaw's ingenious, Rube Goldberg-esque deathtraps, this time involving a bunch of medical insurance employees. Heed Jigsaw's warning, President Barack Obama!  If you don't do something fast, a lot of American insurance workers are going to get ritualistically murdered. On the upside, the playground equipment industry is looking great.These links are looking a lot like the playground equipment industry:Erin Lea Wears Pink Skimpy Outfit (Gorillamask)A Flowchart For How To Break Up With Your Girlfriend (Holytaco)D.J. Caruso Making Dead Space Game Into Movie (Filmdrunk)New Tron Legacy Trailer Features Prominent Lightcycling (Manofest)AT-AT Loft Bed: On My List Of Things I Wish I Had As A Child (Walyou)Hot Tub Time Machine Should Be Funny, But Will It Be? (Pajiba)6 Modern Technologies Animals Invented Millions Of Years Ago (Cracked)15 Suggested Titles For The Octo-Mom Reality Show (Celebjihad)Practical Jokes For Your Closest Enemies (Mademan)BJ Penn's Pool Jump Now Rendered Unimpressive (Cagepotato)10 Awesome Movie Car Crashed (Allleftturns)A Great Gallery Dreams Vs. Reality Photos (Unreality)Turning Your Layoff Into The Good Life (Asylum)Syracuse Mascot Latest Novelty Wedding Reception Act (Bustedcoverage)7 MLB Players That Are/Were Probably On Steroids (Uncoached)9 People Who Are E-Famous For Trolling (Regretfulmorning)10 Ways To Predict The Winner Of A Boxing Match Or Barfight (Bachelorguy)Baseball Playing Robots Don't Need Steroids (Moondogsports)Wanna See Some Homemade Cyst Surgery? (Nothingtoxic)Star Wars Fan Film Winners Win Meet With Olivia Munn (Atomfilms)Mila Kunis Now Joins Portman And Arronofsky In Black Swan (Filmofilia)

WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: MONDAY JULY 27th, 2009
Monday, July 27 by

A hard decision, social experiments, celebrity garage sales, and a double dose of Diddy. Here's your guide to be what's on TV tonight. FIND OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!!!

“TRUE BLOOD” GIVES A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S TO COME
Monday, July 27 by

True Blood season 2 trailer Comic Con – Watch more Funny VideosThe producers of True Blood stopped by Comic-Con this past weekend with the trailer above in tow. It gives us a glimpse at the impending battle between the Dallas Vampires (not an XFL team) and the Light Of Day cult, Marianne's pursuit of Sam, strange bedfellows for Bill and Sookie, and a look at Evan Rachel Wood as the Vampire Queen. It looks like the show is finally ratcheting up the action this season. About time guys.Get your morning links here…Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis team up. (Cinema Blend) Michael Keaton joins Toy Story 3. (Empire)The Hottest Babes of Comic-Con 2009. (Cinematical)Commissioner Gordon says Batman 3 will film next year. (The Playlist) David Tennant will not join The Hobbit. (MTV)

MEGAN FOX TALKS ‘JENNIFER’S BODY’ @ COMIC-CON
Sunday, July 26 by

Most of the presentations at this year's Comic-Con were staged within the friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center, and all the parties were held at various hotels downtown.  But Twentieth Century Fox picked San Diego's Manchester Grand Hyatt as the venue for an evening with JENNIFER'S BODY, which included a screening, Q&A with cast and crew, and afterparty at the hotel's Kin Lounge.  Screen Junkies was lucky enough to get the invite for all of the above, and we have the scoop – including more foxy pics of Fox – after the jump…

ATTACK OF THE SHOW
Friday, July 24 by
‘THE BOOK OF ELI’ TRAILER LOOKS GRIM
Friday, July 24 by

And I mean that in a good way. Denzel Washington walks the road and kicks some ass all in the name of a piece of literature. I only wish the last 30+ seconds of the trailer weren't dedicated to credits. Maybe we could get a peak at this mysterious book. My guess is The Book of Eli, the novel that could save all mankind, is just a fancy version of Everybody Poops.  Today's Top Links:Paula LaRocca Is Lookin' Fine (GorillaMask)The Evolution Of Sluts (HolyTaco)The Light Bike From Tron Has Shiny Wheels (FilmDrunk)50 Epic Super Nerd Photos (Manofest)Hellraiser Pinhead Bobble Head (WalYou)Terry Gilliam and The Imaginarium (Pajiba)7 Trippy TV Commercials (Cracked)Cosplay Cuties Kick-Off Comic Con (CoedMagazine)Scarlett Johansson Bares It All (CelebJihad)6 Tips To Help Tolerate Traveling (MadeMan)Screw It, Afflication's Cancelled (CagePotato) Jonah Hex Poster With Fox-y Lady (UnrealityMag)Great Parliamentary Brawls From Around The World (Asylum)Baseball Players Do A Little Dance (BustedCoverage)Have Some Fun With Ice (Uncoached)How To Score Chicks At A Bar (RegretfulMorning)10 Ways To Predict The Winner Of A Fight (BachelorGuy)Happy Birthday Summer Glau With Pics (MoonDogSports)BMW Plus Pedestrian Equals Carnage (NothingToxic)Comic-Con II:The Atoming (AtomFilms)More Pirates Starting Next Year (Filmofilia)

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND: JULY 24th – JULY 26th, 2009
Friday, July 24 by

 Hold on to your britches this weekend cause we've got a slew of debauchery. Lost nuclear weapons, gambling, reanimation, and sex, sex, sex! These are your TV watchin' options and they're sure to keep you on your toes.CHECK OUT WHAT THEY ARE AFTER THE JUMP!ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN/PACIFIC 

15 MINUTES OF CAMERON’S AVATAR TALK
Thursday, July 23 by

Alls I gots ta say is… let's get Avatarded in here!  We just got out of the AVATAR press conference with none other than James Cameron, and raced back to a quiet place so we could squeal like schoolgirls… and upload these videos of the visionary director talking earnestly about his project.   The huge news revealed today is that on August 21st – "Avatar Day" – select movie theaters and online outlets will be screening 15 minutes of the film for FREE.  That's how confident Twentieth Century Fox and Cameron must be about their product.  In fact, rumor has it that Fox head Tom Rothman cried like a baby during the screening in the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H*. * Not true. So settle in and enjoy Mr. Cameron wax on about his little movie.  PART 1:  Cameron on the film's character design.

WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: THURSDAY, JULY 23rd, 2009
Thursday, July 23 by

 Get a house on the moon! See how good Fey and Hamm go together. Prostitute murders, crazy viral videos, and cowboys. These are your TV watchin' options for tonight.CHECK OUT WHAT THEY ARE AFTER THE JUMP!NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!

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Thursday, July 23 by
KEVIN SMITH VS. COMIC-CON HECKLER
Thursday, July 23 by

It's finally here: Comic-Con 2009!  Whether you're reading this from the comfort of your living room in the Midwest, or the comfort of a hard sidewalk as you wait in line for the NEW MOON panel, your heart has to be racing for all the fun in store these next few days.  Screen Junkies will be there the entire time, quick on the draw with our Twitter, and posting updates right here on the site. To kick off the convention, we thought we'd offer a word to the wise attendee.  In the below video clip, Kevin Smith shows us why you never heckle a man with a microphone.  His voice projects a lot louder than yours, and that includes when he makes fun of your mother.  So remember fans, well thought out inquires only.      Note: If you have trouble viewing the video click here.

SHUTTER ISLAND POSTER
Thursday, July 23 by

The poster for Shutter Island was just released and boy is it creeeeepy. If matches are Leo DiCaprio's only source of light on that island it's going to be a very dimly lit film. He's going to spend half the movie striking match heads on the back of matchbooks. And you know they don't always light the first time, so he'll probably get frustrated and throw the matchbook in a puddle, and then where will he be. "Screw this missing girl, I need a f*cking flashlight!"  Don't miss out on these morning links…The 300 Spartans go at it again (Hollywood Reporter)Anakin Skywalker is all messed up (FilmDrunk)There's no stopping Denzel (Variety)Iron Man 2 video game a work in progress (Cinema Blend)It's tough to get a job working for Wanda Sykes (Deadline Hollywood)

‘WATCH BABES, WIN WATCHMEN ON BLU-RAY’ CONTEST HAS A WINNER!
Wednesday, July 22 by

CONGRATULATIONS TO RYAN F. OF DENTON, TEXAS!YOU WON WATCHMEN DIRECTOR'S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  Your eyes must have been bleeding and you probably never want to look at another woman for at least a week, but Ryan, your perseverance and can-do attitude led you to discovering the golden ticket.  Fate took care of the rest, and now you have a copy of Zack Snyder's opus headed to Denton!Thank you to everyone who played along.  THis contest was a rousing success, so we'll likely be doing more like it in the future.  Winning FTW!THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, BUT YOU MAY STILL CLICK AROUND ON THE IMAGES AFTER THE JUMP!

‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ TEASER TRAILER #1
Wednesday, July 22 by

Dare I say Tim Burton is back?  Did he ever leave?  You could argue either way, but there's no arguing that his ALICE IN WONDERLAND looks like a winner.  Burton will be down at this year's Comic-Con – and so will Screen Junkies – so we'll keep you up to date with any further developments as they come.  We'll be quick on the draw with our Twitter.  But we'll make much more thorough posts right here.  Check back starting tomorrow and through the weekend for updates!Today's Top Links:The Return Of Amber Marie Mekush's Hotness (Gorillamask)How To: Make A Christian Horror Movie (Holytaco)Iron Man Pictures And Terrence Howard Commentary (Filmdrunk)50 Demented Children's Books (Manofest)Bacon Strip Bandaids Make Cuts And Scrapes Delicious (Walyou)Bright Star Trailer Looks Like Oscar Bait For Sure (Pajiba)5 Horrifying Apocalyptic Scenarios That Already Happened (Cracked)Dead Lady's Office (Maninthebox)Kermit The Frog Has Hit Rock Bottom (Sickpigs)5 Action Sequences You Would Definitely Screw Up (Coedmagazine)Awesome New Screen Shot From Twilight Sequel New Moon (Celebjihad)10 Hottest Chicks Of Action Sports (Mademan)Who Wants To Fight Fedor On A Week's Notice? (Cagepotato)Sam Raimi Is Directing The World Of Warcraft (Unreality)Literary Hoax So High Brow No One Got It (Asylum)The New York Post Gets Called Out (Bustedcoverage)Top 10 Hot Celebrities Over 45 (Uncoached)5 Spicy Movie Sex Scenes In Cars (Regretfulmorning)Lebron Dunked On Video Is Anticlimatic (Bachelorguy)Marc Antony And Jennifer Lopez Buy Stake In The Dolphins? (Moondogsports)How To Not Act At A Board Meeting When You Gambled Away $12,000 (Nothingtoxic)Harry Potter And The Office Of Unemployment (Atomfilms)2 District 9 TV Spots (Filmofilia)

WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd, 2009
Wednesday, July 22 by

 Mystery boxes of food, angry and confused men bent on revenge, and freakishly gussied-up toddlers. These are your options for TV watchin' tonight. CHECK OUT WHAT THEY ARE AFTER THE JUMP! NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!

EXCLUSIVE MUSIC VIDEO FOR COLDPLAY’S ‘STRAWBERRY SWING’
Wednesday, July 22 by

 We don't post a lot of music videos here on Screenjunkies.com – nor do we post anything about Coldplay after 40-Year-Old Virgin seemed to ruin them for most guys with one innocent line of bro banter.  But you can't deny that their music videos are almost always decidedly the opposite of Seth Rogen's assessment of the band.  So, enjoy this music video for the band's newest single, "Strawberry Swing."  And if you don't like Coldplay, just turn down the volume and crank up that Indigo Girls iTunes Essentials collection you use to kick start your mornings.

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Wednesday, July 22 by

 

A JACKO OF ALL TRADES
Wednesday, July 22 by

We know you're sick of hearing about Michael Jackson, but this was too bizarre to pass up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Jackson loved the movies, so much so that he wanted to produce, direct, and star in them. The first part of the above video shows Michael interviewing the author of a book entitled They Cage the Animals at Night that he wanted to adapt, but it's the second part that caught our attention. In the movie "Miss Castaway and the Island Girls," Jackson briefly appears as Agent A.J. who comes to rescue the characters on a beam of light: Beam up the rest of this morning's links…Raimi enters into The World of Warcraft (Cinematical)A Comic-Con preview with pretty pictures (USA Today)Harry Potter directors by the numbers (First Showing)Bousman gets into real estate (Variety)Abdul might be out of Idol (Cinema Blend) 

TRAILER FOR ‘BRONSON’ IS HAPPY TO KILL YOU IN RETURN FOR JAIL TIME
Tuesday, July 21 by

BRONSON Trailer is CA-RAAAZYYYY! – Watch more Movie TrailersThe trailer for the independent flick BRONSON has hit the 'nets, and boy does it hit hard (and with a great soundtrack to accompany said pummeling, which is really the only way to pummel).  It reminds me a little bit of TRAINSPOTTING in that way, only instead of heroin, the lead character is addicted to inflicting pain and stealing loot.  The film is based on real life criminal and glutton for punishment Michael Peterson, who spent 34 years of his life behind bars, 28 of which were in solitary.  The film's title comes from the nickname he adopted: Charles Bronson.  As the real Charles Bronson said, "Audiences like to see the bad guys get their comeuppance."  If that holds true, this should be one orgasmic audience pleaser. Read more on BRONSON at The Playlist.Here are today's Top Links worth going to prison for:Michelle Moya Is Quite Hot (Gorillamask)The Kama Sutra For Fat People (Holytaco)Patrick Swayze, In True Roadhouse Fashion, Is Kicking Cancer's Ass (Filmdrunk)The 10 Funniest Moments In "The Price Is Right History" (Manofest)Wacky Kitchen Gadgets! (Walyou)A Beginner's Guide To Classic Films (Pajiba)6 Ways The Recession Has Made The World Suck Less (Cracked)Join The Lemon Party (Sickpigs)Too Hot In The Kitchen: 77 Homemaking Hotties (Coedmagazine)Chris Brown Threatens Rhianna With An Axe (Celebjihad)How To Date A Celebrity (Mademan)Stephen Colbert Shows Brock Lesnar How To Treat A Sponsor (Cagepotato)A Gallery Of Sexy Stormtroopers (Unreality)Chinese Pool More People Than Water (Asylum)Ben Roethlesberger Turns TV Repair Into Sexual Assault? (Bustedcoverage)5 Polite Employment Rejection Translations And Their True Meanings (Uncoached)How To Fit In Like A Guido At The Beach (Regretfulmorning)If Pro Sports Went Coed, Who Would You Draft? (Bachelorguy)2009 NFL Rookie Signings (Moondogsports)

9 STANDUP COMEDIANS WHO SHOULD BE STARS
Tuesday, July 21 by

Seems like 9 times out of 10, the headliner on a feature film comedy has his or her roots in the stand up comedy circuit.  Think about the mega-bankable big…

WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: TUESDAY, JULY 21st, 2009
Tuesday, July 21 by

Global disaster aftermath in a controlled environment… a look back at Brooklyn's first family… an alcoholic fireman, deadly bugs, and wet tattooed lady skin. These are your options for TV watchin' tonight. CHECK OUT WHAT THEY ARE AFTER THE JUMP!

THE COLLECTOR (2009)
Tuesday, July 21 by

Director: Marcus DunstanCast: Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth, Josh StewartSynopsis: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. 

REAL ‘TRANSFORMERS’ FANS DRINK GASOLINE
Tuesday, July 21 by

According to FilmDrunk, a 14-year-old boy has been drinking gasoline for five years so he can be like his hero "Optimus Prime." Back in my day if you got excited by a movie you had your mom drive you over to Toys R Us and you screamed and kicked until she bought the toy you wanted. You didn't grab a lenth of garden hose and siphon gas out of your Dad's Kawasaki. Apparently the gasoline has made the kid dumber and he can no longer do math. Sounds to me like someone's just trying to sneak in an extra year of high school…Make some wise decisions this morning with these links…Charlize Theron may make Atlas shrug (Hollywood Reporter)G.I. Joe doesn't suck? (Collider)The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get a rewrite (JoBlo)Nic Cage gets gangsta for The Green Hornet (Variety)Funny comedians recreate Point Break (/Film)

‘MYSTERY TEAM’ TRAILER #2 IS HERE!
Monday, July 20 by

MYSTERY TEAM Trailer #2 – Watch more Movie Trailers The new trailer for international internet comedy sensation Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team is on the case, and color us intrigued.  What is the color of intrigue, you ask?  Good question, we answer.  Then we avoid the subject entirely by not-so-tactfully changing it back to the film, which is  "a dark comedy that follows the lives of three high school age friends who are still holding on to their Encyclopedia Brown-esque childhood detective club. Of course, their world is turned upside down when they are presented with a real, adult mystery." On the adult mystery scale, this looks funnier than "Murder She Wrote," but not quite on the level of a "Father Dowling Mysteries," which was hilarious because priests don't solve mysteries in their spare time!  They're too busy covering up mysteries for their pedophile buddies. [via Film Drunk, via Film School Rejects]Here are Today's Top Links: Nicole Gagne In A Variety Of Skimpy Outfits (Gorillamask) What Her Pet Really Says About Her (Holytaco) Sony Buys Michael Jackson Footage For A LOT Of Money (Filmdrunk) This Guy Rules At Everything (Manofest) A Pacman Guitar Is Cool, Right? (Walyou) John Goodman Going Back To Television (Pajiba) 7 Fatal Injuries That People Somehow Survived (Cracked) Flavio Briatore Is A Man To Look Up To (Sickpigs) Spencer Pratt Wants To Rap; World Becomes More Bleak (Coedmagazine) Apparently The UK Still Cares About Lindsay Lohan (Celebjihad) 5 Flawless Road Trip Soundtracks (Mademan) Michael Bisping Ready To Bounce Back (Cagepotato) More Trailers Set To The Arcade Fire (Unreality) Giant Jellyfish Descend Upon Japan (Asylum) Michael Jordan And Inflatable Penis Share Face TIme On NBC (Bustedcoverage) 9 Year Old Kid Has The Blues (Uncoached) The Best Gift You Could Get Your Girlfriend (Regretfulmorning) Polefitness Is The New Hot Competitive Sport (Bachelorguy) Man Charged $23 Quadrillion For A Pack Of Cigarettes (Moondogsports) Cop Pulls Disabled Woman From Flaming Car (Nothingtoxic) Little Mac Vs. Soda Popinski (Atomfilms) The First Prince Of Persia Posters (Filmofilia)

MYSTERY TEAM
Monday, July 20 by

Director: Dan EckmanCast: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza, Matt WalshSynopsis: At age seven, Oakdale's Mystery Team was a band of kid detectives dedicated to solving child-sized mysteries (like who put their finger in the pie, and who stole the tricycle), and the town loved them for it. Now they're eighteen years old, about to graduate from high school, yet they're still storming the playground to bust little kids, and the town of Oakdale is sick to death of it.When a little girl sees their sign advertising "Mysteries Solved, Ten Cents," she asks the gang to find out who killed her parents. The Team embarks on a mystery that takes them deep into a violent conspiracy that sees their lives threatened, their friendship strained and tests their claim that they're "real detectives."