Today's issue of USA Today includes some brand spanking new (and a couple familiar, but tweaked) photos from Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are. No answer as to whether or not Denise Richards and Neve Campbell will be making out in this version of Wild Things, but the photos are nothing short of friggin' gorgeous. You can count me in for this one, no question. See the rest of the photos – and the rest of the news – after the jump…
Tom Sizemore was awesome in Paparazzi, but he's even better now. (Film Drunk)Bank Robbers Make It Rain (I-Am-Bored)Steven Seagal Movie Title Flowchart (Cracked)5 Best Signature Horror Movie Weapons (Pajiba)What Facebook will look like in a few years (Holy Taco)Bruce Lee, This Guy Ain't (Gorilla Mask)Cruce Campbell Double Feature on Anchor Bay (Dread Central)MMA's Greatest Upsets (Cage Potato)Kenny Powers Training Video (Gorilla Mask)Transporter 3 DVD Review = Explosive (Filmofila)Ratner Wants to Be on the Comic Book Movie A-List (ScreenRant)Poster for Chan Wook Park's Thirst banned (Variety)Cool Piece called Newspapers & Thinking the Unthinkable (Shirky)
In a Time.com article on the future of 3-D filmmaking, Josh Quittner – lucky sum'bitch that he is – got to check out some footage of James Cameron's Avatar, due in December. According to Quittner, "[Avatar] could be the thing that forces theaters to convert to digital." WETA's VFX is creating an entire world from digital scratch, and Quittner apparently had trouble separating pixels from reality. Cameron theorized that 3-D viewing "is so close to a real experience that it actually triggers memory creation in a way that 2-D viewing doesn't." Spielberg predicts it will be the biggest 3-D live-action film ever. I think that's like saying Louisville has a chance of beating Morehead State in the NCAA Tourney today.Here now, the rest of the news…Tara Reid Starring in The Fields (Dread Central) Little Fockers Likely Gets Smart Director (Variety) New Terminator: Salvation Poster (/Film) Sorority Row Trailer Goes Up (Pajiba)Hanks-produced Agent ZigZag Finds a Writer (Variety)
Could Pine do the double as Kirk and GREEN LANTERN? (/film)Dee Ferrari is Not Michael Bay's Car. She's way better looking. (Gorilla Mask)What's French, Black and Exploitation-y? (Film Drunk)7 Badass Cartoon Villains That Lost to Idiots (Cracked)Johnny Depp steps into the DARK SHADOWS (Dread Central)Holy Taco pays tribute to Beach Bunnies (Holy Taco)If the Wachowskis Shot A Matador Film (I-Am-Bored)Taking of Pelham 123 Photos Debut (IGN)Who'll be Batman's next lady friend? (Film.com)Gerard Butler Tries to Feign Affection for Heigl in Poster (Filmofilia)South Park spoofs Watchmen, Dark Knight (Screen Rant)
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A spy for Ain't It Cool News got his hands on a script for the new Muppet Movie titled – no kidding - "The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time!!!" It was written by I Love You Man's Jason Segel and Nick Stoller (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall). The movie revolves around The Muppets reuniting after a huge falling out to save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood. They have to put on a show in the Muppet Theatre and get 10 million viewers to save the Studios from an evil Texas oil tycoon. This sounds like Wild Hogs, Space Cowboys or Old Dogs for the Henson set, but I'm there. The rest of the morning news:RIP Natasha Richardson (CNN.com)They Came From the Drive-In! (ShockTilYouDrop)Justin Long is Going the Distance (Variety)Has The Daily Show's Jon Stewart Lost It? (Pajiba)Zucker's plans for Hulu coming to fruition Mwahahaha (DHD)New Footage of G.I. Joe Screened (Dark Horizons)
Bitchy Rants About Inside the Actor's Studio (Pajiba) 20 Movies that Got Away With Gaping Plot Holes (Cracked)Spike Lee & Kobe Do Work (Film Drunk)You're a Pretentious @$$hole. (Pajiba)Affliction counters ratings blow dealt by UFC 100. (Cage Potato)Get Ready For March Madness, Douchebag! (Holy Taco)Sora Aoi Sounds Like a Star Trek Alien, but Looks Like a Hot Asian (Gorilla Mask)Artwork from Roland Emmerich's 2012 (I-Am-Bored)Shia! He's on Fi-ah! That rhymes, and so will the lyrics in LaBeouf's music video (The Playlist)Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3-D cuts teeth in Arizona (Dread Central)
April's issue of DETAILS – out next week – has a sexy spread of Dragonball Evolution's Emmy Rossum featuring photographs from Matthias Vriens, who sounds Scandinavian and artsy, so you can be sure the photographs are top-notch. Actually, one of them is pictured above, and it looks classy enough to me. Kudos, Matthias! Kick back on your Ektörp chair and have a Grolsch for a job well done! Click on the photo to enlarge it to proper Rossum-viewing size. And saunter on over to Men.Style.com to check out their slideshow of the rest of the pics.
According to Latino Review, Mickey "The Ram" Rourke has "agreed to appear at WrestleMania XXV to support friends Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat, and Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka in their match against Chris Jericho." I don't know about you, but as much as this reeks of a marketing ploy to make WWE even more Hollywood, I'd pay money to see Rourke actually get in the ring with those other three. I long for the days of '80s WWF when a fight was fair and everyone had a larger than life nickname (and a part in a cartoon show). Chris Jericho? Meh. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat? That's like a nickname followed by a surname that sounds like a nickname. Just do me a favor, WWE, and bring back Junkyard Dawg and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake." Then you'll have my $25 or whatever it's gonna cost. Throw in a halftime show with Springsteen and I'll go higher. "Ehhhhave you evah seen a one treeeck ponyyyyyyyy…" (Tears rolling down my cheeks, I tell you.)And now the rest of the news…The Frog Bros. unite in Lost Boys 3 gets (Dread Central)Angels and Demons' Dan Harris to script Dante's Inferno (Variety)Clip from Fred Durst's first non-porn directorial effort (ComingSoon.Net)You can buy the 1989 Batmobile! (/Film)I Love You Man's Jason Segel to write songs for Russell Brand (The Playlist)
The Nine Levels of Hell for the Living (Holy Taco)New Terminator: Salvation Poster (LatinoReview)How Watchmen Could Have Been Worse (Cracked)Re-Animator in 3-D? No way! Yes way! (Dread Central)A Ghostbusters retrospective (Pajiba)Where the Wild Things Are Teaser Poster (The Playlist)Check out the trailer for Evan York's new short (Evan York)Poke A Muscle Test (I-Am-Bored)The Mutant Chronicles with… Malkovich?!?! (Film.com)Crank: High Voltage Feedback (AICN)
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Happy St. Patty's Day, Homer Simpson. Variety reports that an "Irish-themed episode of The Simpsons will air in Ireland and the UK" tonight. It's the first time ever that the show has premiered an episode outside the US. Oh, the luck of the Irish. The episode revolves around St. Patrick's Day, so perhaps for the first time as well, we'll get to see green Duff. Hello, 7-11 marketing department… Don't worry, though; the episode, entitled "In the Name of the Grandfather," will air stateside this sunday.
Wall Street High School Class of '09 (WallStreet Fighter)Spank Bank: Laurena Lacey (Gorilla Mask)Ryan Gosling has one more reason to make girls moist (Film Drunk)Bernie Madoff's Prison Twitter Page (Holy Taco)Audrey Tautou is koo koo for Coco Chanel (Filmofilia)JJ Abrams Needs Money, Stages Heist (Variety)
Slumdog's Freida Pinto: Bollywood Bond Girl? (The Playlist)Alexandra Shadowens Is Today's Spank Bank Deposit (GorillaMask)Creepy Photos for Friday the 13th (I-Am-Bored)Ryan O'Neill Is To Acting What Red Bull Is To Beverages (Film Drunk)Why Did Nobody Tell Me About Natalie Bush (MoonDog)A Bitchy Take on Mickey Rourke's Resurrection (Pajiba)
Fox's Searchlight's Miss March opens today, and in its honor, Screen Junkies decided to post a list of our favorite Playboy girls who've graced the silver screen – and many, many times more on home video. The rules were simple: If you posed for Playboy first and then in a film, congrats. You're SAG-eligible and now therefore eligible for our list. (Maybe SAG is the wrong acronym, here). On the flip side, if you were already an actress and then felt compelled to see yourself naked in print, then you're also up for our top ten.And if you're Kim Kardashian, well, somehow, you ended up in a movie (albeit Disaster Movie). We'll throw you a bone. Drumroll please…#10 SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD
Do Not Talk About Retarded Fight Club (Film Drunk)Hottest TV Cops of All Time (Pajiba)Flow Chart of a Dog's Mind (Holy Taco)Siouxsie R should be Rated X. (Gorilla Mask)Ricky Gervais + Elmo on Sesame Street (I-Am-Bored)IFC Horror Films Blowout!!! (Dread Central)
According to Variety, Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables cast just expanded by two more: WWE's Stone Cold Steve Austin and Charisma Carpenter, of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and CSI. Looks like Stallone's taking a lotta names, but will the film also kick ass? And the biggest question still remains… will Ahnold be the icing on this explosives-laced cake?And here is the rest of your morning news:Orphanage director finds home at Summit (Variety)Joaquin Phoenix goes Axl Rose at nightclub (FilmDrunk)Jeff Goldblum joins insemination comedy The Baster (Coming Soon)
Holy Lesbian Vampire Killers Posters! (Dread Central)Charley is a cat. He is retarded. He has a movie. (FilmDrunk)The Worst Movie of the 'Aughts Goes To… (Pajiba)Ascend to the top of the Work Pyramid (Holy Taco)Missi Casey gets my vote to play any superheroine on film (GorillaMask)Ridley Scott's Robin Hood gets its release date (ComingSoon.Net)
You know, watching today's TV sitcoms just ain't the same as twenty years ago. Don't get me wrong. The technology is miles apart. We have single-camera shows that out-slick their studio-based counterparts, and modernized three- or four-camera studio-based shows that outwit their predecessors. But there's something sorely missing in our current crop of "laffers." And that's a great theme song. Back in the 80s, the theme song meant something. It was survival of the catchiest. It had to have a hummable hook. And more importantly, it had to have lyrics that not only got you singing along, but that taught you a valuable life lesson. Theme songs were our education away from school, and more than likely, we learn a lot more from some power chords and a so-white-he's-pale singer waxing lyrical than we ever did from our teachers. And so, it is with great pleasure, that Sceen Junkies presents the Top 12 80s Theme Songs to Live By. #12 FULL HOUSE
Of the infinite reasons I miss living in Austin, Texas, here's one: Universal Pictures heads there this weekend to give South by Southwest (SXSW) 2009 attendees a sneak peek at footage from Sasha Baron Cohen's Bruno March 15th at 11:00pm. Alls ya gotta do to see it is arrive early to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar! No badge is needed and attendance is free. Oh and if you didn't know, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema serves beer, beer, and beer (and beer) during their screenings. They have waiters that bring it right out to you. Brewskies and Bruno… Vassup! (Bruno opens wide July 10th, 2009)And now, the news:French Star Wars fan gets creative with public transportation (SlashFilm)Ghostbusters Blu-Ray cover art revealed! (Dread Central)Dark City 2? Maybe. With Fox? Aw heeell naw! (FilmDrunk)
Chuck Norris's 69th B-Day Bash (FilmDrunk)Brandyce Lee gets mileage out of dental floss. (Gorilla Mask)Saturn Awards Announced. (Dread Central)AdventureLand soundtrack flashes back to the 80s (The Playlist)How White Trash Is Your City? (Holy Taco)Joss Whedon Goes Beyond the House of the Dolls (Pajiba)
With the I LOVE YOU, MAN DVD & Blu-Ray hitting the street on August 11th, Screen Junkies decided this list needed a bit of an update (or upchuck, perhaps). We're still paying homage to the vomit takes, barf clips and hurl gags that came "B.R." (That's "Before Rudd"), but we want to lead this list with an all-new exclusive DVD clip that tells you just HOW they pulled off the now infamous scene of Rudd puking all over IRON MAN 2 director (and occasional actor) Jon Favreau.
So, not only could we be getting a Pirates of the Caribbean 4, but Britain's coolest comedian alive, Russell Brand, could be joining the cast. I don't know about you, but I think Brand is exactly what the series needs. You know people will come to theaters in droves regardless, but I could overlook what'll likely be the most convoluted plot yet if Mr. Brand is trading verbal blows with Cap'n Jack Sparrow. Or maybe they won't be adversaries… maybe… they're brothers? Let the speculation commence. Here’s your morning news. Russell Brand talks Pirates 4 (ComingSoon.Net) Kubrick still alive after being dead ten years (The Playlist)
Death at a Funeral remake decidedly un-British (FilmDrunk)Lionsgate unleashes RAZORTOOTH (Dread Central)VFX guru Ralston gives it up to Gump (Hero Complex)Prince of Persia gets new title (CHUD)Alec Baldwin to host TCM's Essentials (Variety)Obama Zombies! (Holy Taco)
“Sandwiches are usually a natural source of deliciousness BUT some lunchmeats are darker than others. And when combined with condiments of fear you get… SANDWICH OF TERROR.” If you are a fan of Tales from the Darkside or The Outer Limits or enjoy a cool, refreshing meatball hoagie on a hot summer’s day then this is the web series for you. Best known for Scissor Cop,
Adolf Hitler was the cause of numerous attrocities that lead to the deaths of millions and he ruined that mustache for the rest of us. However I have to give credit where credit is due, bitch can sing.
Stan Lee and the geniuses at the BBC have teamed up to make a kid’s version of Who Wants To Be A Superhero? On the program, children aged 9 to 13 create superhero personas and break down into tears when the judges harshly pulverize their hopes. I know what you’re thinking. It sounds awesome. We haven’t seen the show ourselves because we don’t speak British but we have provided a handy episode guide after the jump. The show seems really severe.
If you do one thing this weekend… tell your friends about Screen Junkies.If you do two things this weekend… tell your friends about Screen Junkies and then check out all the links below. Then go see a movie and watch some TV. But for chrissakes, whatever you do, don't run around outside. That's how you break something.Pacino and DeNiro sue the pants off the Watchmen (FilmDrunk)Apply for a new girlfriend. (Holy Taco)Five Must-Read Marvel Stories (Marvel.com)Attack of the Show Exposes Dr. Manhattan (G4)