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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) 

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)

JIM CAVIEZEL ATTACKED BY BICYCLE
Monday, July 20 by

Passion of the Christ / Pay It Forward actor Jim Caviezel was injured over the weekend when a crazy person threw a bicycle into the path of his motorcycle. He suffered a few scrapes but is expected to recover. Mel Gibson is rumored to really miss his bike. BA-DOOP-CHOOM!! (via Reuters)More heavenly morning links…Futurama may recast original cast. Bender now played by a Japanese guy. (Variety)Get to know Astro Boy. (First Showing)Movie Monster Size-Chart. (io9)Leonardo DiCaprio wants to remake The Twilight Zone Movie. (Empire)Danny Devito head exploded. Perfectly good shirt ruined. (Cinema Blend)

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD SCARES MY BRAINS OUT
Sunday, July 19 by

Kathie Lee is a Creep – Watch more Funny VideosEverything Is Terrible unearthed this video of Kathie Lee Gifford giving a walkthrough of her homelife under the guise of a workout video. To say that the footage is scary and bizarre is an understatement. Her home and humor seem beyond weird and this really makes me worry about young Cody and Cassidy and what they're up to nowadays. Law enforcement would be wise to keep an eye on the Gifford kids. Leatherface had a more normal upbringing than them.

what’s on this weekend temp
Friday, July 17 by

Chances are strong that you'll be spending the weekend watching your favorite wizard. And if this guy is busy then you'll probably be watching Harry Potter. Or maybe you're too busy clicking away for your chance to win Watchmen: The Director's Cut. But if you're not, have a gander at these programs we've hand-selected for your viewing pleasure.FIND OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP…

FIRST PHOTOS FROM ‘THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX’
Friday, July 17 by

ComingSoon has premiered a new photo from Wes Anderson's adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic children's tale The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The film centers on a fox who squares off in a battle of wits against three dimwitted farmers. Animation is a bit of a departure for Anderson but his meticulous attention to detail seems well-suited for this work. I'm not totally clear as to why the fox is masturbating in the above photo.Blow off some steam with these morning links…First (non-blurry) look at Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2. (/Film)Judd Apatow interviews Adam Sandler. (First Showing)Pitchmen will go on with Billy Mays III. (TV Squad)Machete adds DeNiro. (Bloody Disgusting)Left 4 (Shaun of the) Dead. (Joystiq)

‘BLOOD AND BONE’ TRAILER KNUCKLES UP
Thursday, July 16 by

Here we have the trailer for Blood and Bone. The film tells the story of Isiah Bone, a man fresh out of prison who enters the Los Angeles underground street fighting scene in order to bring down a local mob boss because God told him too. That seems all well and good and totally batsh*t but what I want to know is, why do characters in movies like this always have the sloppiest parole officers? The guy's out there kicking people to death left and right. And how did he even get out of prison in the first place? Is kicking Kimbo Slice considered good behavior? (via IGN) Knuckle up and throw down with these morning links… First (blurry) look at Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2. (/Film) Harry Potter conjures up box office magic. (Empire) Darren Aronofsky chooses ballet over RoboCop. (The Playlist) Hack/Slash nabs a director. (Cinematical) The Arquettes sign on for Scream 4. (Cinema Blend)

‘DESPICABLE ME’ TEASER ARRIVES
Wednesday, July 15 by

The teaser trailer for next summer's Despicable Me has arrived online and has accomplished what Michael Bay could not… it destroys the Pyramid of Giza. Well, an inflatible facsimile but still. Not much is revealed about the actual plot but it looks like it could be a fun ride. The film stars Steve Carrell, Danny McBride, Kristin Wiig and four of the other fifteen people that are in every comedy. I guess Jason Bateman and Bill Hader weren't invited to this party. Check the teaser out down below. DESPICABLE ME Trailer #1 – Watch more Funny VideosHave a look at these morning links…Harry vs. Voldemort: The Rap Battle. (/Film)Contestant on The Bachelorette is "camera shy." (NY Mag) THE STATE ON DVD!!!! (TV Squad)Emily Blunt joins Matt Damon in the Investment Bureau. (THR)Producer sues LOST for intellectual property theft. If he wins, Gilligan's Island is owed a mint.  (TMZ)

‘UHF’ POSTER IS PRETTY SWEET
Tuesday, July 14 by

/Film has been covering Gallery 1988's Crazy4Cult Art show for some time now. Now they have uncovered this completely awesome UHF poster created by artist Tom Whalen. In my mind, I've always likened maintaining a website such as this to the task laid out for Weird Al's George Newman character. Maybe someday we'll be immortalized in poster form. Perhaps one where we can has cheezburger?Turn your dial to these morning links…Natalie Portman is in Thor. (Film Drunk)Vanessa Hudgens will de-frock in Sucker Punch. (Metro UK) Curl up with Mary-Louise Parker. (Pajiba)Jason Statham takes on a serial killer. (Cinematical)The training has paid off. You can be in the Ninja Turtles movie! (Cinema Blend)Morgan Spurlock will expose The Simpsons. (MTV)

DESTRO MASK REVEALED!! KINDA SORTA!!!!
Friday, July 10 by

There's been a lot of controversy over the look of Destro's mask in the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Fans and baby crows alike are concerned that it just won't be shiny enough. Well, you can set those worries aside. UGO received an exclusive first look at a drawing… of the toy… based off the actor… playing the role of the cartoon. And here it is: I'm confused as to why they would model him after Marcia Cross though. Look at these shiny morning headlines… Todd Phillips hires Zach Galifianakis for his next two projects. (Cinema Blend) New 9 trailer makes burlap the hottest fabric this season. (io9) The Foot Clan are back in action. (First Showing) Napoleon Dynamite wants to be the next Tyler Perry. (Variety) Eli Roth is missing Thanksgiving this year. (Cinematical)

R-RATED “FUNNY PEOPLE” TRAILER
Thursday, July 9 by

FUNNY PEOPLE Red Band Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos Here we have the red-band trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People. In this release they've taken the focus off all that cancer/dying bidness in order to focus on the jokes. And, well… honestly the stand-up in this clip is a little weak. I'm really hoping that the filmmakers are saving the best punchlines for the film itself because I really want this movie to be great. Unfortunately right now I have to agree with that humorless German at the trailer's end. Sorry. "Humorless German" is a redundant term. Check out this morning's top headlines… Megan Fox is all teeth. (Dread Central) Cameron Diaz is considering Green Hornet role. (EW) Syfy wants to bring Quantum Leap back(ula). (Pajiba) Larry King don't believe in no ghosts. (TV Squad) Season two of Dollhouse already getting the dizzick. (NY Mag)

“G.I. JOE” PUBLICITY STUNT INVADES JERSEY SHORE
Wednesday, July 8 by

A tipster wrote in to Latino Review to report a strange publicity stunt that they witnessed over the Fourth of July weekend. New Jersey beachgoers were surprised when a black helicopter emblazoned with the GI Joe logo appeared and hovered over the water. A stunt person then dangled from a rope ladder on the bottom of the copter.That's definitely a strange way to promote your movie. I heard that further north in Paramus they actually had Storm Shadow cut some people in half. More morning news for yous… Aaron Sorkin Wrote A Facebook Script. Several people like this. (/Film) SNL's MacGruber adds Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillipe. (Cinema Blend) Tobey Maguire is at war with raccoons. (Empire) 100 Bullets adaptation may be headed to HBO. (MTV)El Superbeasto goes straight to DVD. (Cinematical)

HULU WILL STREAM MICHAEL JACKSON’S MEMORIAL SERVICE TODAY
Tuesday, July 7 by

Today beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST, 12:30 p.m. EST Hulu will live stream Michael Jackson's Memorial Service. Stevie Wonder, Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and John Mayer amongst others will be appearing as eulogizers. I only hope that Mayer knows this is the wrong venue to try out his stand-up material. [via The Business Insider]Morning headlines that won't cause epic gridlock… Zach Galifianakis plots his takeover of Hollywood. (Reuters) Baywatch is getting the big screen treatment. (First Showing) Lost loses its best writer. (NY Mag) Sly talks The Expendables. (Latino Review) A Christmas Carol poster is SMOKIN'! (Cinema Blend) Is Michael Jackson's ghost haunting Neverland Ranch? (Dread Central)

FRENCH “ONG BAK 2″ TRAILER HAS ARRIVED
Monday, July 6 by

Though it has already been released in Europe and Asia, Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 2 has yet to find an American theatrical release date. I've posted a new trailer below that shows off Jaa's ability to kick both man and beast in the face. Hopefully the Weinstein company will release it later this year. Otherwise fans should start a grassroots campaign where they send knees to Harvey Weinstein's face. [via First Showing] Warning: No other morning headline features alligator-fighting… Gory photos from The Final Destination. (DVD Forum) Tony Stark has a sweet ride. (Latino Review) Unnecessary T.J. Hooker movie in the works. (Variety) Turkish gameshow attempts to convert atheists. (Reuters)

ROBOGEISHA TRAILER PREMIERES
Friday, July 3 by

Twitch has premiered the trailer for RoboGeisha and it's pretty much the strangest and best thing you will ever see. A lot of my friends are into dating Asian girls but I've always held out because I was afraid that they might transform into a half-woman, half-tank killing machine. This trailer only reinforces that fear.  I'm just curious. Who provided that voice over? Sean Michael Costello??Morning news that won't stab your eyes with fried shrimp…Sony gears up for a Resident Evil sequel. (First Showing) View Master is now a movie. There are officially no more ideas in Hollywood. (Coming Soon) The Genesis of Arnold's Kill Lines. (Holy Taco) Nick Fury is all talk. (Latino Review) Heathers sequel still ain't happenin'. (Empire)

MICHAEL JACKSON & BILLY MAYS COMPARED
Thursday, July 2 by

As everyone is aware by now we lost both Michael Jackson and Billy Mays within days of one another this past week. The wake of this double tragedy has pointed to corellations between the two men that we would not have noticed otherwise. Take a look, if you will, at the side-by-side similarities below and let us know whether these are mere coincidence or if Michael Jackson and Billy Mays are intertwined on a cosmic level. 

THE GAME IS IN THE RUNNING TO PLAY B.A. BARACUS
Thursday, July 2 by

Former G-Unit rapper The Game may be ready to join the A-Team according to this article from ComingSoon. The Joe Carnahan-directed reboot has yet to find it's B.A. Baracus with a number of names having been thrown into the ring so far. Common, Ice Cube, and "Rampage" Jackson have all come up in casting discussions. The Game is my favorite of these options. I feel like he could really bring to the screen the intimidating please-don't-kill-me vibe that this role needs (a lot more than Common anyway).But let's face the fact that no one will be able to fill Mr. T's shoes. Therefore they should just cast the man himself. He'd be willing to do it. Heck, he was willing to be in this picture.We're so happy together, you guys!Hate it or love it. It's the morning news…These pictures are Kick Ass. (/Film)There's a guy named Nimrod Antal. Also, he's directing the Predator reboot. (Latino Review)Asteroids: The Videgame is now Asteroids: The Movie (THR)Original cast still holding out the hope for a Goonies sequel. (SciFiWire)Alien Nation remake could be the next big thing. (io9)

STEVE CARELL RUMORED TO PLAY BILLY MAYS
Wednesday, July 1 by

This one's kind of out of left field but there are rumors over at Daily Stab that Hollywood is interested in bringing the life of Billy Mays to the big screen. You can and should take this one with a grain of salt. I'm taking it with an entire shaker. Steve Carell is being looked at to play the lead with Owen Wilson in consideration for the role of his best friend, Anthony Sullivan. No word yet on who is playing the Sham Wow Guy but my money's on Danny Glover. That and Nelson Mandela are the roles he was born to play.Take a gander at these news links…Final season of Lost will be longer than originally planned. (THR)The Life and Death of Jeff Goldblum. (TV Squad)Couple's Retreat trailer. (First Showing)Matt Damon's The Informant trailer. (Apple)How To Determine Your Favorite Summer Blockbuster. (Holy Taco) Chris Klein is an ACTOR. (Latino Review)

SEXY PHOTOS OF MEGAN FOX IN “JENNIFER’S BODY”
Tuesday, June 30 by

Film School Rejects has posted the first pics of Megan Fox in Diablo Cody's latest Jennifer's Body. In the film, Fox stars as a high school cheerleader turned blood-thirsty, demonic cannibal after she is improperly sacrificed to Satan. This information just helps to reinforce my theory that Satan is a total dick.The photos below show her in both sexy cheerleader and battle-damage mode.Sink your teeth into these stories…Let The Right One In to be unnecessarily Americanized. (Dread Central) Robert Downey Jr saves background actor from killer robots. (Cinema Blend)A Couple Of Dicks adds a couple more. (Empire)American Werewolf in London to be remade, possibly ruined. (Variety) Amy Adams joins The Fighter. (/Film)

TV PITCHMAN BILLY MAYS HAS PASSED AWAY
Monday, June 29 by

Television's ultimate pitchman has passed away. Billy Mays, the charismatic and clamorous infomercial host died in his sleep after sustaining a head injury during a rough plane landing this past weekend. The very likeable Mays is currently co-starring with Anthony Sullivan on the Discovery Channel show Pitchmen. This really is such a shame. It's always sad to see someone cut down while their star is on the rise. His contributions to the tapestry of television will be sorely missed. (Variety)And on a side note, can we please put a stop to all of these recent high profile deaths? Keyboard Cat's paws are gonna fall off at this rate.Here are some other morning headlines… GI Joe's newest character poster: Scarlett. (Film School Rejects)Warner Bros announces their Comic Con line-up. (/Film)Picard and Sisco look-a-likes to open Star Trek restaurant. (io9)80's Movie Montages That Make No Damn Sense. (Cracked)Michael Bay to Megan Fox: I made you. (The Playlist)

NETWORKS TO AIR MICHAEL JACKSON SPECIALS
Friday, June 26 by

As evidenced by the lazily-Photoshopped image above, The King of Pop is no longer with us. Expect this news to take over the airwaves for the next few days as the networks scramble to bring their tributes to the screen. Despite his controversial life and the fact that he often dressed like a Batman villian, we here at Screen Junkies would like to seperate the art from the artist. His talents and legend cannot be denied and will live on through his amazing music.We wanted to play this post out with Thriller, his most cinematic and memorable video, but the embedding is disabled by request. So… here's the Indian version. Trust us, you'll hardly notice the difference. Less bummerific morning news…Michael Bay doesn't drive to work, he skydives to work. (io9)Stupid economy forces Tron Guy to sell his Tron Plane. (eBay)Amelia trailer swoops in. (Empire) If Undead weren't so bad, I'd give Daybreakers a shot. (First Showing)TMZ pwns CNN (HitFix) 

ACTRESS FARRAH FAWCETT PASSES AWAY…
Thursday, June 25 by

This just in.  Actress Farrah Fawcett, "It" Girl of the 1970s and original "Charlie's Angels" star, has passed away at the age of 62 after a losing battle with cancer.  She succumbed at 9:28am PST this morning in Santa Monica.  Screen Junkies expresses our sincerest condolences to Fawcett's friends and family.  She will be missed. Check out some classic clips of Farrah long before her bout with the Big C… all after the jump.

WEINSTEIN TALKS “BASTERDS” EDITS
Thursday, June 25 by

Looks like reports of Harvey Weinstein demanding Quentin Tarantino cut 40 minutes out of Inglorious Basterds were premature. GQ caught up with Harvey at a cocaine buffet and he had this to say:"Come on, there's sh*t on that cutting-room floor that'll blow your brains out. I was telling Quentin the opposite—'You should put that sh*t back in the movie… I'm praying he puts that sh*t back in, ‘cause it's un-f*cking-believably great."So, there you have it. The sh*t stays in the picture.Check this other sh*t out!Watchmen Director's Cut is headed to select theaters. (Collider)The Oscars are bigger and longer now too. (Empire)Elm Street actress jumping the gun. (Bloody Disgusting)Runaways cast their Lita Ford. (Variety)Puking is so hot right now. (Cinematical)

“BLOOD SIMPLE” IS BEING REMADE IN CHINA
Wednesday, June 24 by

In the past seven years we've seen a glut of Asian movies remade on our shores. Some of them fantastic, others craptastic. Well, now it looks like the shoe is on the other foot. The Playlist reports that House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen Brothers classic Blood Simple in his homeland of China. I hope this does well and leads to more retreads on foreign soil because I personally would love to see a Japanese version of Goodfellas. How great would that be? All the gangsters would dress like Elvis and gesture wildly like Lenny and Squiggy. "What's that? You think I'm clown? I amuse you, hound dog?"Oh my God. This film needs to be made. Somebody get Japan on the phone. Perhaps I can interest you in these other morning headlines…Avatar footage screened at Cinema Expo. Jaws subsequently dropped. (THR)David Fincer to SuperPoke filmgoers. (First Showing)Joseph Gordon-Levitt: "GI Joe is about the acting." (NY Mag)Transformers scribes discuss the nuts and bolts of ROTF. (io9)Sigourney Weaver on Ghostbusters and Alien sequels. (Cinematical) 7 Nagging Inconsistencies in Back to the Future. (Nerdist) 

FINAL TRAILER FOR ROB ZOMBIES “HALLOWEEN 2″
Tuesday, June 23 by

Halloween 2 (2009) Trailer (HQ) – Watch more Funny VideosThe new trailer for Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 has stalked it's way online and shows us essentially more of the same. It's two years later and Michael Myers is once again rampaging through Haddonfield in an attempt to slay his little sister Laurie. If I were related to Michael Myers I'd move to somewhere like France where they don't celebrate Halloween. Or age of consent laws. (Pajiba) Bryan Fuller's all like, "F this!" (NY Mag) Dexter Season 4 poster makes our ovaries smile. (/Film) Transformers take over Vegas. (First Showing) Look closely and you'll notice Ron Jeremy in Ghostbusters. (Proton Charging) Trailer for Miyazaki's latest, Ponyo. (Empire)

TIFFANI THIESSEN WON’T DO “SAVED BY THE BELL” REUNION
Sunday, June 21 by

If you're the fan of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, you know that he's been doing his all to have a Saved by the Bell reunion on his show. He even got the real Zack Morris to stop by. Now IMDB reports that Tiffani Thiessen aka Kelly Kapowski stands as the lone castmember not on-board with Fallon's ratings ploy. Citing that "a reunion would remind audiences she hasn't done anything for years." Hmmm… maybe she could host a late night talk show.  Sony won't play Moneyball. (/Film)The Expendables will be wearing kid gloves. (First Showing) Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland concept art. (Empire) Pixar scratches one off a young girl's Bucket List. (Cinematical) Danny Devito talks to the animals. (Cinema Blend) Megan Fox forced to read. (The Playlist)

MICHAEL BAY WANTS TO GO ARTHOUSE
Friday, June 19 by

News hit the web yesterday that shook us to our very core. Michael Bay is quitting the explosions game in favor of smaller, divergent films. When the news hit, I dropped to my knees and blindly fired round upon round into the sky whilst screaming (killing four seagulls). As police loaded me into the back of a cruiser, I wondered how could this be? Why would he leave us?? That night in prison I wept.Luckily, the director responded on his forum, "Love press how they spin. Never said it – just wanted a vacation is more to the point." In celebration of this good news, I have dropped to my knees and blindly fired round upon round into the sky whilst screaming. Oh, happy day!! Zombie killing looks fun in Zombieland trailer. (Apple) Tony Scott will tell Sonny Barger's story. (First Showing) Zack Galifianakis in Bored to Death teaser. (The Playlist) Fans chase Robert Pattinson into oncoming traffic. (Cinema Blend) Let's hope Unbreakable 2 doesn't suck. (MTV) Oldboy might not be butchered thanks to lawyers. (/Film) 

LARS VON TRIER’S “ANTICHRIST” IS NOW A VIDEO GAME
Thursday, June 18 by

Fans of sexually-explicit, brooding Danish horror and computerized escapism had better warm up their joysticks! /Film has alerted us that Lars Von Trier's controversial film Antichrist is getting the video game treatment. The game, Eden, will be a continuation of the film that tells the story of a grieving couple who struggle to repair their marriage after the death of their child. So yeah, sounds pretty much like Super Mario Bros. 3. Except in this version instead of growing a raccoon tail, Mario ejaculates blood.Here are some less bizarre morning headlines…Transformers 2 took 16,000 years to render! (Michael Bay) New trailer for The Stepfather. (Dread Central) Teen Wolf remake will not skip a generation. (Movie Hole) Adam Sandler is a Merman. (Latino Review) Dale Cooper wants to return to Twin Peaks. (Cinematical) The most epic Keyboard Cat video yet. Featuring Hall and Oates!! (Warming Glow)

AL ROKER VS. SPENCER PRATT
Wednesday, June 17 by

I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!! (the show where Lou Diamond Phillips was eaten by rats) has sparked quite a few controversies in the last few weeks. The latest of which is the escalating feud between Spencer Pratt and Al Roker. After an interview on NBC's The Today Show where Spencer was a dick and Roker asked him why, the uber-arrogant Pratt went on to say that he would have ripped Roker's head off if he hadn't been saved by Jesus. Roker responded by saying he would, "drop Spencer like a bag of dirt." Now THAT would be some must see TV. Check out these morning headlines… Shia says Indy 5 is on the way. Dammit. (First Showing) Sean Penn taking a breather. (NY Mag) Human Target script review. (Bleeding Cool) David Cross reveals the ugly truth about "nice guy" Paul Rudd. (MTV) Every week on Entourage. (College Humor) Palin and Letterman are brosefs again. (Reuters)

“FRIDAY THE 13TH” SEQUEL MAY BE SET IN THE SNOW
Tuesday, June 16 by

In an interview with CHUD, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller mentioned that if a Friday the 13th sequel were to be greenlit they would try to bring a fresh take to the series. For instance, the ultra-literate Fuller had this to say, 'We also want to bring things [the fans] haven't seen before and one of the things that they haven't seen before is Jason in the snow. They haven't seen that before.' It's true! We haven't seen that. I can picture it now. And I don't like it.Here are your other morning news bits… Speaking of machetes, Robert Rodriguez begins filming in five weeks. (The Playlist)Gemma Arterton in Clash of the Titans. (Cinema Blend)Live-action Akira ain't happening. (io9)Moon Director interview. (Movie Hole)Early Comic-Con buzz. (First Showing)