Wow. This movie just grabbed a whole bunch of respect with these casting choices. Touche, Disney.
Screen Junkies has gone under the knife and come out looking FABulous. We've greatly appreciated all the support everyone has shown us over the past few months as we've shifted our focus to posting more news with a few original features thrown in for good measure.Our comments section underwent the biggest augmentation. We took it all the way up to a DD. No longer do you need to be a member of SJ to leave a personalized message. Simply type in the silliest name of your choice and comment on. We fully realize flame wars are inevitable.We've also added a related stories section at the bottom of every post. If you like what you're reading, scroll down and find similar stories. If you don't like what you're reading, pat us on the back for tricking you in to visiting the site. Tell your friends how crafty we are.These are just a few of many changes to come to better your experience on Screen Junkies. Don't expect any happy endings in the future though. We've put the kibosh on those perks.
Of course MMA fighting has to do with movies and TV. What, you don't think so? Want to settle this in The Octagon?! Perfect.Our brothers (or sisters if we want to piss them off) over at Cage Potato have been developing a one-of-a-kind MMA prediction game called MMA FightPicker, and they're almost ready to unleash it on the world. The official launch date is next Monday, and the game is currently in the beta testing phase, which means they need you to play around with it and tell them what works and what doesn't. Here's what to do: – Go to http://fightpicker.cagepotato.com and sign in with your CagePotato user info or your Facebook login. – You'll start with 20 "PotatoChips" (our virtual currency), which you can use to wager on the upcoming weekend's big fights. Click on one of the open pools to start making your fight predictions. – After you join a pool, you'll see a bunch of questions about the week's matchups. Make selections on the ones you feel confident about — or just throw down guesses on all of them. The more questions you answer, the better chance you have of winning the pool, but keep in mind that wrong answers will lose you points. So mess around with it, leave your feedback, and tell them how they can make it awesomer. What, you don't think awesomer is a word? Want to settle this in the–alright I'm done.
Comedian/actor/game-show host Ken Ober has passed away. At first the news was dismissed as rumor but now reports are coming in that the 52 year old died from a heart attack over the weekend. Best known as the creator and host of MTV's late 1980s game-show Remote Control, Ober worked in recent years as a producer/writer for New Adventures of Old Christine, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Mind of Mencia.Having had the good fortune of working for Ken a few years back I can attest to his kindness and class. Rest in peace, Ken. You were always sweet and supportive. Television and I are better for having known you. (NY Times)
We're winded by the news that Patrick Swayze has lost his battle with cancer after several ups and downs. The Point Break, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, and Roadhouse star was 57. Our condolences to Mr. Swayze's family and fans.I've lazily photoshopped that "one for the homies" graphic a lot in the past six months. It… it never gets any easier.
Last night at the MTV 2009 VMAs, in a not-staged move, Kanye West made an unplanned and definitely not-staged intrusion during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video. During the stunt, which was not staged in order to gain publicity, West commented that Beyonce deserved the award because her video was one of the greatest ever made (she later went on to win Best Video). Not only did his not-staged stunt embarass him (nice hair by the way, it looks like an ant farm),Swift, and Beyonce, but also Michael Jackson, who's legend the show was dedicated to. West has since apologized on his official blog stating, "I'M VERY SORRY FOR STEALING TAYLOR'S MOMENT. HEY, THE CAPS LOCK SEEMS TO BE STUCK ON THIS THING. I'D BETTER TAKE IT IN TO THE GENIUS BAR. THEY SHOULD RENAME THAT PLACE THE 'ME' BAR. BRING ME CHICKEN NUGGIES." But that's live not-staged television, folks. A non-staged stunt that isn't staged can happen at anytime, go viral, grab attention, and in doing so, earn a ton of internet ad dollars. On an unrelated note, be sure to check out the new season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. It premieres Thursday, September 17th at 10. Only on FX. (Reuters) MTV Shows New trailer for Michael Jackson's This Is It. (Empire) Update on Jason Segal's cost-effective Muppet movie (Latino Review) LOST Season 6. The gang's all here. (Doc Arzt) Roger Corman honored by the Academy. (Dread Central) Bruce Campbell to steal more than one scene in Spiderman 4. (Cinema Blend)
This season of True Blood has been some bizarre television. It has had moments of melodrama, moments of awesome, and many moments of hokiness. Despite the recent inconsistencies, we just can't peel our eyes away. That probably has a lot to do with the comely female cast. We'd watch a thousand shakey, black-eyed pagan old people orgies if only to catch a glimpse of any of the beauties below. In honor of this Sunday's second season finale, we present to you the lovely ladies of True Blood.
When not listening to Bon Jovi albums, our buddy Dustin at Pajiba runs a pretty kick-ass movie site. One day last May he was feeling a little impulsive and announced to his readership that he would fabricate a news story within the coming days. He successfully created the rumor that "funny" man Dan Fogler would try to fill John Candy's size 13's with a remake of the John Hughes classic, Uncle Buck. The lie went by unnoticed and Dustin, distracted by a TBS airing of Son-in-Law, forgot to lift the veil on his prank. Hilariously, the rumor made it to the Fogler camp. Here's video of Dan denying any involvement in the fictional project:Thankfully, this remake was only a rumor but this was a risky deceit. Like Gods of the Nasuverse, the retread could have been accidentally willed into existence thus killing many a childhood. That's why we as writers should not start rumors, like the one I started above about John Candy's shoe-size. (Pajiba)
According to /Film, Kevin Smith won't be barbecuing this coming Labor Day. Instead, he's decided to hold a 24 hour Q&A session on Twitter to promote his latest book Shootin' The Sh*t With Kevin Smith. We commend him for forgoing the deliciousness of baby back ribs and crisp, buttery corn on the cob in favor of a computer screen and tedious fan inquiries. We'll save a plate for you, Kevin. Other Morning News Links:Arrow Kitty Makes it to TV (Warming Glow)5 new clips of Viggo Mortensen in THE ROAD (Latino Review)Dan Fogler responds to Pajiba.com with WORDS (Pajiba)
We're entering the dog days of summer and that means one thing, horror movie season is about to begin. Between now and late October we'll see a slew of horror flicks all featuring sweet young ladies alone in the dark.Here's a look at twelve actresses that we think have promising futures as Scream Queens… and a survey after that to determine who you guys think will rule the kingdom of horror for years to come.
Leslie In The Shower (Gorillamask)8 Things That Will Happen During First Week of College (Holytaco)Zemeckis Wants To Trip In A Yellow Submarine (Filmdrunk) Large Man Vs. Folding Chair (Manofest) Decorate Your Walls With Donkey Kong (Walyou)Vampires Who Poop? That's the Del Toro Way! (Pajiba)5 Species Trying To Take Over The Earth (Cracked)50 Funniest Internet Infographics (Coedmagazine)Captain Kirk And Obama Are Finally Working Together (Sickpigs)10 Best Facebook Beatdowns (Maxim)Miley Cyrus's Best Friend Is A Slut (Celebjihad)Young Comedians You Need To Know (Mademan)Strikeforce's Fedor Strategy Asking For Trouble (Cagepotato)15 Awesome Star Wars Demotivational Pics (Unreality)6 Unintentionally Racist Commercials (Regretfulmorning)5 Films That Inspired Inglourious Basterds (Asylum)Don't Give A Waitress Your Assault Rifle (Bustedcoverage)The Best People's Court Line Of All Time (Uncoached)Shaq Needs Some Magic To Save His Show (Moondogsports)Fat Bus Rider Faces Off With Newton's Law (Nothingtoxic) The Word Of The Day Is 'Douchebag' (Atomfilms)11 New The Wolfman Photos (Filmofilia)
The wait is almost over. Season 4 of Adult Swim's fan-f**kin-tastic "Venture Brothers" is back for another season of action, adventure, sex, hilarity and intentional themes of epic failure around every corner. Join Dr. Venture, Hank, Dean and (maybe) Brock Landers (unless he really quit the Ventures). If you haven't seen Team Venture in action, do yourself a favor and rent the past three seasons on DVD (Season 3 is available on Blu-Ray. You won't regret it. Seriously… about a hundred times more pop culture jokes than in Juno, only actually funny and somehow more credible.Here are today's IN-credible links!Jessica Canizales Doesn't Like Her Shirt On (Gorillamask) Thoughts On The Disappearing Russian Cargo Ship (Holytaco) Bootleg Avatar Trailer Exceeds Expectations (Filmdrunk) 10 Bustiest Page 3 Girls Of All time (Manofest) Brew Fresh Coffee For Two Weeks Straight (Walyou) 50 Funniest Scenes In The History Of Film (Pajiba) 27 Playboy Playmates Who Twitter (Coedmagazine)Offices And House Music Don't Mix (Sickpigs) Brett Favre's Playbook Doodles (Maxim) The Time Traveler's Awful Wife (Celebjihad) 13 Ways To Have A Threesome (Mademan) Wilks Likely For UFC 105 Against 'The Immortal" (Cagepotato) Saw VI Poster Is Weird Boxing Glove Hands (Unreality) Dissolving Bikini Offers So Many Possibilities (Asylum) Hooters Girls, Golf, And Mr. Belding (Bustedcoverage) Weird Gallery Of Creative Drinking Cans (Uncoached)2009 AFC South Preview (Moondogsports)Horses Fly When Cars Hit Them (Nothingtoxic) The Shaman At Comic-Con (Atomfilms) The Fourth Kind Trailer And Pics (Filmofilia)
I don't know what's funnier: Common's awkward foray into postmodern comedy or Christopher Mintz-Plasse looking like he's about to squirt poop his tighty whities while delivering Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning "King Kong aint' got sh*t on me" speech to a bunch of legitimately street looking black dudes. Either way, this video was worth five minutes of my time. Then again, I run a movie and TV website. Pretty much anything is worth my time. [via CineMash]King Kong Ain't Got Sh*t on 'Deez Links! Karli Madeline Is Flossin' (Gorillamask) If Michael Vick Had A Comic Book (Holytaco) James McAvoy Diagnosed With Fictitious Cancer (Filmdrunk) Pitbull Displays Violent Love (Manofest) Bruce Lee Bobblehead Has Got The Moves (Walyou) Dr. House Wrote A Spy Thriller Novel (Pajiba) 6 Animals That Can Get You High (Cracked) The Mad Hot Women Of Mad Men (Coedmagazine) Obama Is Bipolar (Sickpigs) The Hottest College Girls In America (Maxim) Naomi Campbell May Or May Not Have A Penis (Celebjihad) Which Light Beer Makes You The Least Like A Pussy (Mademan) Randy Couture Has Nothing Else To Prove (Cagepotato) Felicia Day Spanked With Jewel Encrusted Sword (Unreality) District 9 didn't show us How to Torture an Alien Properly. This does. (Asylum) Keeping Tabs On Favre (Bustedcoverage) The Latest In Celebrity Look-Alikes (Uncoached) Kills Sorority Sisters With A Tire Iron (Theta Pi Must Die Game) A Boxing KO That's A Real Knockout (Regretful Morning) NCAA'S Respect Weekend Could Get No Respect (Moondogsports) Stuff Hipsters HATE (Heeb Magazine) Cracking American English (Atomfilms) Fan-Made Tron Legacy Poster (Filmofilia)
This has nothing to do with anything screen related other than you will watch it on a screen… at your own risk, by the way. But not since the Teletubbies has Britain come out with filmed content as terrifying as this PSA warning of the dangers of texting while driving. [via Buzzfeed]If the sight of three teenage girls being torn apart in a horrible automotive accident that started with one harmless LOL makes you sick to your stomach… might we suggest you check out our less offensive Nazi Killing Movies feature. Otherwise, enjoy, you sick bastard. And remember: THE Final Destination opens in a week.Here are todays not so twisted links: Mary Alison Is Half-Naked In Various Locations (Gorillamask)'Should I Get A Divorce' Flowchart (Holytaco)Bryan Singer Takes On Battlestar (Filmdrunk)50 Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Photos (Manofest)Snake Eyes Mask And Sword Set = You're A Ninja (Walyou)When In Rome Do As Kristen Bell Does (Pajiba)5 Most Badass Presidents of All-Time (Cracked)The Gorgeous Girls Of G4TV (Coedmagazine)Jesus Can Be A Friend Of Yours Too (Sickpigs)Women In Corsets Should Take Deep Breaths (Maxim)We ALMOST Got A Peak At Megan Fox's Nipple (Celebjihad)Learn The Signs Of PMS And Steer Clear (Mademan)Joe Rogan Drinks His Own Urine (Cagepotato)Top 10 Baddest Girl Posses In Cinema (Unreality)Do Your Part And Vote For The Manliest Restaurant In America (Asylum)Jay Glazer Likes To Hang With Ugly Chicks (Bustedcoverage)Run Faster At The Running Of The Bulls (Uncoached)Sex Toys That Are Guaranteed To Make You Flacid (Regretfulmorning)Watch Gina Carano Work It Out (Bachelorguy)12 Of De Niro's Best Scenes (Moondogsports)Panic On The Streets Of London (Nothingtoxic)The Puppet Rodeo Is In Town (Atomfilms)4 New 'Extract' TV Spots (Filmofilia)
THIS IS A WARNING. If you've come to this page with the intention of being aroused you should turn back now. You saw the word "NUDE" and thought everything was going to be hunky-dory, but you are sorely mistaken. There are no perky breasts or tight rumps to be found here, my friends. We're about to showcase a few outstanding nude scenes that won't leave you standing at attention. Sometimes they're for a laugh, sometimes they're for dramatic effect, but all of them are guaranteed to make you…uncomfortable. So here's your heads up, Screen Junkies. If you're watching any of these films below and gross, grey anatomy pops onto screen, don't say we didn't warn you. Kathy Bates in About Schmidt
Over the past decade, reality shows have taken over the airwaves. Some are genuine and engaging. Others are exploitative and sink to new lows never experienced previously on television. In honor of More To Love, FOX's new big person dating show, we've put together a list of reality shows that have pushed the boundaries of good taste whether with their content or their marketing. Take a look at the tastless, mean, and misunderstood. WHO'S YOUR DADDY?
Astro Boy is rocket-booting its way toward an October release and I couldn't be more excited. I've been searching for an awesome robot fix since The Iron Giant and The Day The Earth Stood Still just didn't cut muster. So I say hurry up October! Anyhow, we've got 6 sweet-looking new stills that offer first looks at a few of the film's characters including Dr. Tenma, President Stone, and Dr. Elefun (voiced by Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, and Bill Nighy respectively). The official site also offers an interactive timeline which traces Astro Boy's 60 year history. Check out the pics after the jump, including one of Astro Boy enjoying the android version of a golden shower.Don Cheadle talks War Machine. (Latino Review)Rats of NIMH remake infesting theaters. (MTV)Ninja Assassin poster is all kinds of ninja-y. (First Showing)Timothy Olyphant is a Lawman once again. (TV Squad)FAN-MADE: Ghostbusters 1954. (io9) CHECK OUT THE PICS!!!
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.
Out of the 30,000 movies produced each year only 700 see theatrical distribution. If you do the math correctly, that means that there are exactly one gazillion movies that very few people see — movies that have their own charms whether those charms be a skewed sense of humor or a dude jacking off onto a chicken. For every watered down family-friendly blowstravaganza like Wild Hogs, there's a truly brilliant gem that has only found itself a small but loyal group of fans. We've turned over a few rocks and come up with trailers for ten crazy little cult flicks. RUBIN AND ED
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.
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)
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)
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 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.
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…
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)
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)
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)
/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)