I missed my screener for Gran Tornio, so I can't give you my personal opinion of the flick. But word on the street is that it's a solid film, so it leads our list of recommendations for the weekend. There are also a few more worth checking out that do NOT involve Clint Eastwood growling racial slurs at minorities.
You know when you put your hand in something really disgusting and you want to make other people smell it? That what Worst Of The Week is about. I get dog crap on my internet eyeballs and have to show it to others. But instead of actual excrement, it's a clip or a trailer from a movie that just should not have been made. A cinematic turd that makes you question why some people work so hard to make such garbage. This weeks video is a beautiful little gem called Salvaging Space. And looks really, really bad.
This weekemd you have the choice of watching a creepy devil child try to inhabit a beautiful brunette, or a grizzled old Eastwood battling some gangsters. Along with that, you have the premiere of the 7th season of 24, which will be awesome. The Unborn The Unborn Trailer 2 – Watch more Movie Trailer
From what I can tell by this poster, revenge is in fact coming. And it will be arriving on June 26th of this year, and it will have red eyes that look like they are back-lit by the bonfires of HELL. I'm not sure the best way to prepare for it, but I'm guessing everybody needs to be ready for SOME F'ING AWESOME EXPLOSIONS AND FIGHTING ROBOTS. Invest in fire extinguisher stocks, wash you're awesome-proof vest, and buy some new helmet polish: S$%& JUST GOT REAL. Here's some more news that we've been following.
Two Heisman trophy winners and two of the top most skull-crushingest teams, but only one National Champ. It's FOOTBALL night on the TV, with one little hitch. You have the choice of take advantage of Thirsty Thursday and catching the game at a bar OR staying home and piling two TV's on top of each other so you can watch the game AND the return of 30 Rock. Tonight's episode features uber-babe Salma Hayek as a guest in a nurse uniform. At least that's what the official NBC synopsis has lead our boners to believe. Decisions decisions gents.
A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.Director: Sylvester StalloneCast: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Randy Couture (!)Release: 2010
[NOTE TO OUR BREAK.COM VIEWERS: If you reached this post by thinking it was a video on Break.com, don't get pissed. Its still a Break video. We occasionally do these 'plugs' as a way to let you know about hot sites in the Break Media Network. Welcome to Screenjunkies.com– a source for the latest reviews, recaps, news, and video about all things movies and TV. We've been working our tits off on this site and want you to check it out. ENJOY.]Flight of The Concords was one of the best new shows on TV last year. If you haven't seen it, then find a friend with HBO and tune in for the premiere on Jan 18th at 10 pm ET/PT.
Title: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak Cast: Michael Clarke Duncan, Kristin Kreuk, Moon Bloodgood, Neal McDonough, Chris Klein Synopsis: A live-action Street Fighter film that focuses on the origins of Chun Li and her quest for justice. How goofy is her helicopter kick going to look? This movie hits in February but we've yet to see an English-language trailer. Genre: Action & Adventure Release Date: February 27, 2009
Two New Zealander friends experience life, love, friendship, all the usual stuff, while trying to make their lives as a rock band. A rock band that can only schedule a performance at the local aquarium, is run by an eager and overambitious New Zealand buddy, and has only one fan.Network: HBOAirs: Sundays at 10p
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Josh Brolin and Jeffery Wright were cleared of any wrongdoing in a bar fight that happened last july in Louisiana during the filming of W. TMZ has a video which we posted after the jump. The controversy surrounding the arrest stems from Wright being tased. Now, having seen this video, I kind of understand why they did it. He's putting up a bit of a fight as the cops try to cuff him, while Brolin bascally chills on his knees. I mean seriously, bros have gotten the blue shock treatment for WAY less, especially in the South. That and more in our morning news.
Defiance is an amazing story that suffers from a poor telling. It is mired in heavy handedness, never freeing itself to be anything other than a tale of revenge. With that said, there are some totally sweet battle sequences and good tough guy-ness on the part of Craig and Schreiber that make the movie a decent view.
We here at Screenjunkies know a thing or two about the old television set. Here is one of our lists of shows that should immediately be made.1. Anaconda NannyTagline: "The life of a parent can be so constricting." Plot Synopsis: Five gigantic Amazonian snakes compete to see which one can raise a 2 year old. Which child will get into the best preschool? Which one will learn to read first? Which one will be devoured before the opening credits of the pilot? 2. Supreme CourtTagline: "Posession is 9-10ths of the game."Plot Synopsis: Esteemed members of the United States Supreme Court compete in hard core 3-on-3 elbow-throwing streetball. All fouls are voted on and require a five-ninths majority vote to be sustained.
This recent addition of Randy Couture to the cast of Expendables put the movie in the running for an Oscar in the categories of Broken Arms, One Punch Knock Outs, Roundhouses, and maybe even Spinning Pile Drivers. With Mickey Rourke joining, the film will surely be in contention for Best Comeback, Best Supporting Steroid Habit, and Creative Accomplishment in the Category of Human Growth Hormone. This movie is going to be sweet. That and more in your morning news.
Having squared-off against Rastafarians, thugs and vampires, Steven Seagal will leave no ass unkicked. No windpipe uncrushed. No face not hit with a pool cue. Here are five potential films for the strong man to headline.
It's the first monday of the rest of your life. We have a black president. Marley and Me is still dominating our box office. Despite the crumbling economy and the increasing probability that the rapture will occur in YOUR lifetime, moving pictures continue to be a profitable business. Netflix is going to be built into your TV. And Steve Jobs told the world that there is something wrong with his hormones, but that he will live. All of this in our morning news links. The future, dear Junkies, is a bright one.
I probably should have been a Ninja. Or at least a Korean Pop star who plays a Ninja in a movie. I have missed my calling. I blame my parents for never letting me go to Ninja camp or join the Korean Pop Star team in high school. This is a great behind the scenes vid of what goes into fight choreography in the production of Ninja Assassin, a film produced by the Wachowski brothers and directed by James McTeigue.The film stars stars Korean pop star Rain (Speed Racer) as Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them… and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.
From: HOLY TACO. Although their list from last year went 0-8, I'm pretty sure that at least two of these five will not live to see the sun rise on 2010. Which sucks, because that's when the future officially starts. Click the image for the post.
It was a weird holiday season. If you have not been glued to the internet, rest assured that you have not missed much, other than a little lawsuit, some new trailers, and this picture from the cover of a 1976 edition of Sesame Street Magazine. Here is a wrap-up of some of what has happened while a lot of you were on extended vacation. Have a good friday, enjoy the weekend, and get ready to f'ing work your tits off come monday. We have an economy to fix, bro.
Amid a massive lawsuit between studios for releasing rights, Buzz for Watchmen is still being pumped out. Here's a recently released featurete with Zach Snyder breaking down the movie. He mentions that this is the first time a superhero movie has social commentary, which is kind of bullshit. All superhero movies are some sort of social commentary, including 300, which shined light on the plight of gay Spartans. Enjoy the vid. It's long enough to feel almost spoiler-ish.
The main response I have heard from people that (waste their lives) read Twilight is that the movie did a really crappy job of adapting the book. I saw the movie and it was really bad. I it's rare that I say a movie is really bad– this is one of the few times. I also have a few friends at Summit (the company that released the movie) who have mentioned on numerous occasions that Catherine Hardwicke, the recently fired director was totally incompetent and a total bitch. Which is why she was fired. So now the fact that there is fan-girl uproar about a new, more competent director being put in her place confuses me. Actually, the fact that there are Twilight fan girls confuses me. Ok fine, girls confuse me. Here's a video from Reelz that breaks down some of the "controversy" about the forthcoming New Moon
While most americans are going to be living in the hollowed, rusted shells of their SUV's and eating ketchup soup out of an old boot, the rest of the world is going to be going to the movies. According to Variety Paramount racked up 2 Billion in foreign sales this year, thanks in most part to Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda (we're looking at you, China). That's pretty impressive considering we're in a global recession. As more and more countries sprout middle income brackets, foreign sales will continue to increase. And although you can't eat it if you are currently jobless, here is your morning news.
There are two times when it comes in VERY handy that I speak fluent Japanese: ordering sushi and deciphering martial arts movie trailers. Let me translate this one for you. "A woman who is able to kick really fast and jump off of walls and shit has to TOTALLY beat the crap out of a bunch of dudes…in Japan."
Diablo Cody's first foray into the world of TV is set to debut in three weeks. But Showtime has it on their website for free HERE. The VIP password is "Tara." Early reports suggest that the girl that plays Kate is super hot, so I did a little research. And to be honest, I think she is good looking but HOT might be a little bit of a stretch. You decide. Pictures after the jump.
If you're anything like me, you treated the Friday after christmas like a holiday. And by holiday, I mean that you filled a kiddie pool with Coors Light and floated around on an acoustic guitar wearing nothing but cowboy boots and aviator sunglasses. So that means that you might have to spend a bit of time this week returning some gifts. But it's almost 2009 (which is when the future gets here), so why return them when you can just regift? If some of those gifts happen to be DVDs from your family who barely know you but think they do, then here's a handy list of who to give them to. Again. Step Brothers
FROM: Our comrades at Holy Taco. "Some movies are super awesome when you've smoked a lot of pot. Now, I'm sure you have your own list, but this is ours."Check out the full story here.
Every year the airwaves are filled with the holiday joy of everyone's favorite Christmas time classics. Not much is said though of the other movies that also take place during Christmas. For the forgotten and unrecognized holiday movies that have brought countless hours of entertainment during this special time of the year we give you the best 11 Non-Traditional Christmas movies. 11. Silent Night, Deadly Night
It's that time of year when people run out of original ideas and just start ranking things. And since EVERYBODY is doing it, far be it from The Junkies to miss the opportunity. But instead of looking at film in terms of directorial achievement, incredible writing, vision and execution we thought it best to order them according to their usage of hot women. Let's be honest. Plot just ain't everything. Enjoy.
Its was a big news story yesterday that Jeremy Piven was leaving the Broadway show Speed The Plow due to high mercury content in his blood. This made me think "Of course he has a high blood-mercurey content. Mercury was the God of WAR. He's ARI GOLD. His veins run not with normal vitreous fluid, but rather course with the mightiest quicksilver known to man." And now the news today is that Piven will be replaced by…William H. Macy? Woah.
Thursdays are usually a big night for the TV. But what with the holidays and all, the nets are going with some tried and trusted content while shows take a break. And by tried and trusted I am referring to Total Recall. We also recommend Paul F. Thompkins on Conan (according to his Twitter feed the shoot went well). All that and more in tonight's TV lineup.