This Friday, the political thriller State of Play opens, and in it Rachel McAdams plays Della Frye, an ambitious rookie reporter assisting Russell Crowe's Cal McAffrey character – a wisecracking journalist who's into conspiracy theorists. Together, they will try to solve the apparent murder of a congressman's mistress. No telling whether or not Rachel's crack journalism techniques include diverting her subjects' attention by flashing them, like in the above photo. Where You've Seen Her: McAdams played Cillian Murphy's target in Red Eye, as well as the object of Owen Wilson's affection in Wedding Crashers. She also co-starred in The Notebook with Ryan Gosling. Did you know he has a dog? Dreeeamy! Pointless Quote: "I'm waiting for them to make 'Thundercats'. I would love to be Cheetara." (Click image to enlarge)Check out non-Thundercat photos of Rachel after the jump.
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Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane Synopsis: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world. Genre: Comedy Release Date: May 29, 2009
In celebration of JJ Abrams' Star Trek film, which opens in a few weeks, the official movie site is posting images of Quantum Mechanix's scale models of the USS Enterprise that filmmakers, artists and celebrities have customized. The above mod was created by L.A. artist Jesús Diaz. The actual models are on display in select theaters around the country, but you can see almost all of them at the official site, including ones designed by Jim Lee, Robert Rodriguez, H5 and more. We did one, too, but it didn't make the list because someone decided it was a good idea to leave their kids unsupervised at the ScreenJunkies' offices:
Hey kids! It's the new Lars von Trier movie! *restrained cheers from handful of movie geeks wearing ironic Van Halen-inspired Von Trier shirts*Yes, indie darling Lars von Trier, whose Dogme 95 filmmaking style has a set of rules prohibiting filming cheese sandwiches with studio lighting or something like that, is coming out with what looks decidedly like a non-Dogme film in Antichrist. I say this because there's a CG shot of a dog growling, and not because Dogme prohibits butt shots. But – and this is a big but – there's a lot of butt in this trailer. And it all comes at the rear of the trailer (oh gosh, I just can't stop, can I?). Actually, the movie looks pretty terrifying in a Rosemary's Baby, slow burn sort of way, which seems right up Von Trier's alley (not a butt joke) since he is the king of slow movies. Want to see Willem Dafoe's satanic plumber's crack? Then look no further than the jump!
TV's Judge Mathis has announced plans to release a new third person shooter game titled, "Mathis: Detroit Street Judge". The player takes control of an ex-con with two strikes against him. He must complete community service missions and avoid the temptations of the streets. Or else he'll face off with Mathis and be sent back to prison where (I'm not making this up) he can be raped. Presumably by this man:Story source: (TV Squad)Here are your morning news links.Weird Al to appear in Rob Zombie's H2. (Dread Central) A movie I wish was real: Incredible Fulk. (Drink At Work) Steve Carell and Tina Fey's Date Night overcrowded. (Variety) Porn actress six feet deep. (Cinematical) Vote for MTV Movie Award nominees. (MTV) Elisabeth Shue: Fish-Slayer. (Cinema Blend) Starlog to become Starblog. (io9)
Angela Petrelli is front and center this episode, as she relates to her family the terrible events that led to the destruction and death they see at Coyote Sands, including her relationship with the sister Alice no one ever knew she had. It's a Heroes episode that's a little bit light on the action, but heavy on some great Petrelli family moments, and it's after the jump.
While Tony's sneaking around the base, he sees a truck pull in. He gets a call from Bauer telling him that the President has called off the air strikes for some reason, and that he's got to get out of there. Then Almeida takes a closer look at the truck, and sees that it's is a gas tanker holding would-be fuel for surface-to-air missiles. Bauer says he'll get in contact with the President.Madame President admits that Hodges is blackmailing her with the missiles. Bauer explains how Almeida can get inside the bunker and blow up the fuel tanks with C4 he's got in his utility bag. At first she is ardently reluctant. "How long did they give you to live?" she asks Bauer. "They don't know."–"Then there's not much I can do to stop you." She hangs up.Bauer takes that as a indirect order to go ahead with the plan to have Almeida go in, and so he transfers the order to Tony, who has the utmost confidence in himself that he can complete the mission and blow up the missiles and bio-weapons. He holds up one Hodges' goons, and heads down into the fuel tanks.
Today, a new sizzle reel for Angels & Demons was released and got us very excited. In it, composer Hans Zimmer talks about his wanting to create a soundscape that the film can own. Here's a peek that Screenjunkies has exclusive-ized because we can, and because we had some success the last time we exclusive-ized an Angels & Demons clip. Angels & Demons & Hall & Oates & Farts – Watch more Funny Videos Okay okay… if you want to see the real sizzle reel with Zimmer's real score – that sounds pretty awesome, in all honesty – look no further than the jump.
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According to MTV Movies Blog, Star Trek's Chris Pine has spoken with A-Team movie director Joe Carnahan about the possibility of playing "Howling Mad" Murdock. "Murdock is my man,” said Pine to MTV. If it happens, Pine and Carnahan would be reuniting for the first time since Smokin' Aces back in 2006 – Pine's first big role. He played a Neo Nazi assassin. Who would be your Dream A-Team to back up Pine'sMurdock? Here's who we think could be more than serviceable members of this crack commando unit. If you have a problem. If no one else can help and you can find them, maybe you can cast these guys:
Michael Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes is set to begin filming of their A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot at the end of this month. Fans everywhere rejoiced recently when it was announced that Jackie Earle Haley would don the sweater and glove of Freddy Krueger. Still no news about which young starlet will be playing Nancy, the film’s protagonist. We’ve compiled a list of sweet dream girls that we think should go toe-to-toe with the iconic dream slayer. LEIGHTON MEESTER
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watchmen screenwriter Alex Tse has been hired on to write the adaptation of "Battling Boy" for Brad Pitt's Plan B and Paramount. "Battling Boy" is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Paul Pope, and is due to be published by First Second Books in the spring of 2010. It is the story of the "son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain… to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts." Check out some original artwork from the world of "Battling Boy" here.Tse has been the king of big screen adaptations recently…
CNN reports that actor and hemp spokesman Woody Harrelson recently attacked a member of the paparazzi. Harrelson, star of the upcoming film Zombieland, had this to say about the incident:"…Still very much in character, I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie," Our advice to Woody when it comes to dealing with the paparazzi (zombie or not), aim for the head. Kill the brain and you kill the ghoul. More morning news…Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler and Padma Lakshmi are totally naked. (Allure) Real Michael Bay joins Twitter; Internet explodes shortly thereafter. (/film)Megan Fox's body. (Dread Central)Spike announce Pirate Hunters show. Think COPS on the high seas. (Variety) Seth Rogen wants to climb back aboard Pineapple Express. (MTV)Break the lock on Scott Pilgrim's diary. (AICN)Get to know the mutants of Wolverine. If you haven't already. (Coming Soon)
The Sarah Connor chronicles comes to a chilling conclusion tonight, but doesn’t fail in explaining major pieces to the origins of a story conceived 25 years ago. Watching the NewsAgent Aldridge reiterates Sarah’s rights, but it’s a speech she’s heard many times before. He then lists the details of her incarceration; the murder of Miles Dyson, the destruction of a Los Angeles Bank, and a firefight resulting in a young girl’s kidnapping and five dead, two of which are law enforcement officers. Sarah’s crimes cover a range of time extending from ten years into the past up until this Monday, just before her apprehension. Aldridge wants20to know where John Connor is. Sarah is adamant that her son is dead: he died in the bank explosion.
Jesse wants Spoog and he’s got murder on the mind. So he goes to Spoog’s shotgun shack. Jesse’s more scared than Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween. He breaks into to this roach infested room and a creepy little red headed brat walks in and turns on the tube. But the cute little guy is the only one home. Jesse who dubs himself Diesel (#32 to all the Shazam fans) will have to wait to get revenge on Spoog. In the suburbs, Skyler calls Walt’s old friend Gretchen and thanks her for helping with Walt’s medical bills. Gretchen’s confused and they plan to meet up. Meanwhile, Walt busy at work, has a little talk with the principle Carmen who’s about a 12 on the babe meter and seems to have a little interest in our cue ball hero Walt. When Walt gets home there’s a hot ass Bentley sitting in the drive way. It turns out Gretchen showed up at Walt’s place but held up Walt’s lie about his medical pay. This is awkward.
When Topher learns that there’s a spy in the Dollhouse, Echo and Sierra are imprinted as spy-hunters and deployed on separate missions in order to flush out the mole.A Spy in the House of LoveThe episode begins with Echo and Sierra wandering through the halls of The Dollhouse. There are screams from behind one of the doors on the floor above and a gunshot rings out, blood splattering against the glass on the other side. Echo’s dominatrix uniform indicates that her next mission is going to be something naughty. She talks about trust, pain, and her dungeon. After her mission, she is wiped.Dominique and Dr. Saunders speak openly about the Dollhouse in front of Echo. The two discuss the pros and cons of what they do here, dwelling mostly on the cons. Dr. Saunders thinks that the system is flawed, but not for the same reasons as Dominique.
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, you can't deny the holiday is up there with Halloween and Valentine's in terms of the sheer amount of holiday-themed crap you can buy. And who better to celebrate with than filmmaker Michael Bay, who got his start hawking products left and right (and blowing some up, occasionally) as a commercial director. Michael Bay basically invented the "sheet metal porn" subgenre of car ads. But what if he crossed his eye for drama with his eye for product while staring at a box of Kellogg's High School Musical cereal? Well, you'd get Screenjunkies reader Chris Capel's short film, entitled "Michael Bay Eating a Bowl of Cereal. Let it blow your mind after the jump.
Hey kids! Dragonball Evolution opened nationwide today. And if you didn't know already, it stars Emmy Rossum! Well she's just adorable – so adorable, we're willing to bet that her adorableness rubs off on not so adorable surroundings.Case in point, just look at this still from Dragonball. Adorable! Now look at it again without Emmy Rossum.
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Reuters reports that Rick Deckard's (Harrison Ford) gun from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner will be up for sale at an upcoming Hollywood memorabilia blowout held by auctioneer Profiles in History."The blaster, with an estimated sales price of between $100,000 and $150,000, comes from Hollywood marketer and producer Jeff Walker, and Profiles in History called it the 'holy grail' of sci-fi weapons."Now, don't get me wrong. The gun that "retired" Zhora and a few of the other Replicants is no slouch. But calling it the Holy Grail of Sci-Fi weapons is the sort of stuff the gets you killed by this guy:
ANGELS AND DEMONS with Tom Hanks opens in theaters May 15, and a new film clip has just been released! It's very dramatic. The tension is compounded by all of the alpha males posturing in the room and looking like they're trying to hold in hot farts. See for yourself in this exclusive Screenjunkies clip!!! Angels & Demons & Farts – Watch more Funny VideosThis clip is dedicated to Noah "Gold Dust" Griffith.
This episode starts with the team celebrating after their 50th show. 50 hours of dynamite comedy. Instead of arriving backstage to full wine bottles and a party, the crew finds empty wine bottles that are supposed to be used as paperweights. Jack pulls Liz aside and says there are going to be drastic cutbacks; the economy has hit the company hard. The entertainment division will face some of the most severe cutbacks. Jack tells Liz she has to put together a presentation that will be given to a group of cutthroat outside consultants, justifying her budget. Liz tells Jack not to worry, she has some tricks up her sleeve. Jack becomes worried when he finds Lemon means, “Trix up her sleeve”, as in the literal candy cereal up her sleeve.
Southland kicks off it's series premiere by informing the viewer that there are only 9,800 police officers patrolling our streets here in LA. The rest of the episode is spent proving that if Los Angeles is indeed the City of Angels, then the LAPD are the only ones we've got. Unknown Trouble It's the end of Sherman's first day on the job. Police lights bathe the scene in waves of red and blue, exposing a bullet torn body slumped on the ground in a widening pool of blood. Not too far away, a wounded officer is being hauled off by the paramedics on a stretcher, and a mob of girls is crying behind them. Sherman steps up to the body on the ground and drops to his haunches. The look on his face can mean anything; indifference, sorrow, regret, confusion… perhaps he needs to vomit. He squats there for a moment before a voice calls out, "You ok, son?"
From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at a police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, "Southland" is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.Airs: Thursdays 10/9cNetwork: NBC
In 1984, a seminal film in my life (and many others of my generation) was released. It was a little flick about an underdog wiener kid from New Jersey with a major chip on his shoulder who wanted to prove the the world that he could kick his own height. So with help from Arnold from Happy Days, the wiener kid finds his way to Karate glory – which means he got some plastic trophy from the local Prize Emporium Dealership. But, for us kids, Karate Kid wasn't about the karate, per se. We didn't all want to grow up and be ninjas (although that would explain the brief success of Michael Dudikoff), we just wanted to be able to kick a douchebag in the face. That and we figured if Ralph Macchio could score Elisabeth Shue, heck, surely we could.
South Park skewered Kanye West this week by portraying him as an arrogant, angry, slow on the uptake, spoiled beeyach. Kanye has since responded on his official blog by saying, "SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. NOT AS FUNNY AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I HAD WROTE IT THOUGH. AND THE ANIMATION WASN'T AS DOPE AS I WOULD DO IT. I WEAR WOOL SCARVES IN THE SUMMER AND UNCOMFORTABLE SHOES. I EXUDE GREATNESS. I INVENTED THE SNUGGIE." The episode marks the first time since Mr. Hankey that the show has animated a singing piece of sh*t. (KANYE WEST BLOG) Observe and Report or Paul Blart: Date Rapist? (Cinematical)Has FOX foreclosed on Dollhouse? (io9) VENOM MOVIE FTW!!! (I was being sarcastic.) (Latino Review) Spongebob Square Pants shakes ass, ruffles feathers. (CCFC) The Simpsons immortalized on junk mail. (TV Squad)
IGN posted the new trailer for Moon, starring the kickass Sam Rockwell and directed by Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie, who knows a thing or two about space travel, and has apparently bestowed his passion upon Ziggy Stardust Jr. The trailer explains all you need to know, but this looks like it has some definite ties to 2001 and especially the iconic HAL. Only this time, HAL is sort of a talking emoticon. Check out the trailer after the jump, as well as another clip courtesy of io9. Just don't jump too hard because of the whole gravity thing. Somewhere… in space… a physics teacher is laughing… right… now.