The Hollywood reporter posted an article about Twitter going Hollywood, with stars and behind-the-scenes talent starting to constantly update their Twitter accounts, giving us movie fans unprecedented access into the inner workings of filmmaking – no matter how mundane the details. Ashton Kutcher was reported to have tweeted about the pitfalls of his stunt double showing up to set with a shaved chest. Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau posted the following last month: "Directing is about waking up every night at 4 a.m., exhausted, and not being able to fall back asleep because your brain is screaming at you." Directing sounds a lot like editing a blog. The brain part sounds a lot like my self-loathing, which, incidentally looks a lot like Danny Devito, for whatever reason. But I would argue all this tweeting strips away the artifice that makes movies fun in the first place.
April Fool's Day is a boon for movie sites, since we thrive so much on rumors anyway. To me, a great April Fool's joke is one where no one gets hurt, and you don't have to say "April Fools!" at any point in the execution, because it's obvious by the end of it. Sort of like the entire run of Saved By the Bell: The College Years, which was so good, it debuted in September or something (don't quote me on that). Nonetheless, movie sites try their darnedest to find a great setup for a rug pull. Here are a couple noble efforts, followed by some real news, done by real, hard hitting journalists who ask the tough questions rather than just make up answers willy-nilly. You know who I'm talking about, Variety. Iron Man 2 Title Worse Than Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Cinematical) Matrix Series Gets Fourth Film (/Film)Okay enough of the fakery… everything else is REAL. Del Toro's Mimic Gets Special Edition DVD (Twitch)Myspace launches first game show with "BFF" (Variety)60 Robots in Transformers 2 (AICN)Will Arnett & Michael Shannon join cast of Jonah Hex (ComingSoon)Kevin Spacey is the Father of Invention (Empire)
101 Hot Slave Princess Leia Photos (Manofest) You will respect Miley Cyrus as an actress, dammit (Pajiba)Exotic Cars At Redmond Town Center (CarDomain)Diora Baird Is A Hot Slave Girl (FilmDrunk)Sindi Bertheron's Spank Bank (GorillaMask)Man Drunk Drives On Barstool (IAmBored)7 Badass Cartoon Villains Who Lost To Retarded Heroes (Cracked)New Terminator: Salvation Pics! (Filmofilia)Eve Is Such A Tease (DreadCentral)The Worst Homemade Star Wars Costumes (Holytaco)Playboy Decorates For Virginia Girls (BustedCoverage)Sexy Natalia Solloum Gallery (Uncoached)If Pac-Man Obeyed The Laws Of Physics (Unreality)Groundhog Day – A Musical? (ThePlaylist)
Kurtzman, Orci & Lindelof signed onto Trek Sequel (AICN)Apatow Slasher Gets Name (CHUD)Miramax Gets Into Sperm Donations (Variety)Paul Bettany will be a Priest (ComingSoon)Marvel Superheroes What the @%&? Series Takes Flight (MTV)
Actor Andy Hallett passes (IGN)ABC's "Ugly Yeti" (Take180) The World's Oldest Stoner (FilmDrunk)Brooke Burke has still got it (Manofest)Wolverine vs. The Comedian (Pajiba)Spank Bank: Natasha Q (Gorilla Mask)Baby Owl Tries To Swallow Rat (I Am Bored)Strangest Sex Objects (Cracked)Scorsese's Shutter Island Teaser (Filmofilia) XXXombies hits the Big Screen? (Dread Central)Win a Date With Tyler (Holy Taco)Nightcapper: Jon Daly needs a Hooters Waitress (Busted Coverage)When Children's Drawings go wrong (Uncoached)The Final Countdoooooown! (UnrealityMag)Terry Gilliam's Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus update! (The Playlist)Foot Cobbler (Tom Oatmeal)City of God Ain't Got Sh*t on this (Nothing Toxic)Babes of the Ages! (Chickipedia)
Empire Magazine recently revealed that Bond girl Gemma Arterton will be starring as the demi-goddess Io in Louis Leterrier's remake of Clash of the Titans. According to Arterton in a follow-up interview, “The script is very different [from the Harry Hamlin original]. Obviously the story is the story, but it’s much more about Perseus’ mission, and how he deals with being the son of Zeus, and things like that, so it feels a little more about him, and about the issues around that.” Hrmm. I just want to see more pics of Gemma. That's why I posted some after the jump. In the meantime, here's some more morning news!Monsters vs. Aliens demolishes some box office competition, then abducts and anally probes the rest (CINEMATICAL)Bruno Slammed with NC-17 Rating (THE PLAYLIST)Creepy pic from Halloween 2 surfaces… (DREAD CENTRAL)Fox sets summer TV slate. Yay. More dancing… (VARIETY)Extended Star Trek TV spot airs (LATINO REVIEW)GI Joe and Terminator Salvation Video Game Footage unveiled (/FILM)New Sherlock Holmes Poster Will Smoke You (PAJIBA)
Johnny Depp In 'Rum Diary' (FilmDrunk)Razor Ramon Is The Man (Manofest)Nicholas Cage In Most Hilarious Role Ever (Pajiba)Riley Marx Is Spankin Hot (GorillaMask)Mega Man Demo (IAmBored)Fred Savage Calls Winnie Cooper (Cracked)Angels & Demons TV Spot (Filmofilia)Zombies Of Mass Destruction (DreadCentral)Douche Bag Tournament Round 16 (Holytaco)Hot Girls Of Pac 10 (BustedCoverage)Nicky Whelan Leads Todays Hottness (Uncoached)Mass Effect 2 Trailer (Unreality)Mike Judges 'Extract' Set For September Release (ThePlayList)Captain Planet Is Weird (TomOatmeal)Retarded Highschool Kid Knocked Out (nothingtoxic)Girls With Dangerous Curves (Chickipedia)
(click photo above to enlarge)More photos of Nic Cage in Sorcerer's Apprentice (JustJared)Nic Cage Talks Batman 3 Villains (MTV'S SPLASHPAGE)Watch the first five minutes of the Mutant Chronicles (hulu)Marvel is hiring writers (Variety)Bret Ratner becomes book publisher (LA Times)Gervais's Insurance Company Comedy Gaining Heat (The Playlist)Simon Pegg joins cast of Ice Age 3 (Empire)
10 Greatest WWF Promos Of All Time (Manofest)Awesome Robot Sword Fight (FilmDrunk)Ang Lee/Dimitri Martin Comedy? (Pajiba)Nikki Gray Spank Bank (GorillaMask)One Legged Wrestler (IAmBored)9 Awesome Places To Have Sex With Horrible Consequences (Cracked)
Not too long ago, Screen Junkies posted what we thought were “The 9 Best Vomit Scenes on Film.” Readers were able to keep their lunches down enough to post in the comments section, and suggested some fantastic films that they thought belonged on that list. So, because we love our readers so very much – especially those who contribute their thoughts to the site – we decided to put together an all-user generated list of puke scenes. It just goes to show what we can all achieve when we collaborate. This is why, when the internet was invented, the scientists high-fived each other a little extra harder than normal. Screen Junkies presents… The Vomit List: Barf 2. Editor's Note: These are in no particular order, except that we saved the best for last. SUPER TROOPERS
After working with him on Kick-Ass, director Matthew Vaughn is looking to reteam with real-life comic book hero Mark Millar for another comic book adaptation. So says the Hollywood Reporter. That next project would be Millar's "American Jesus" comic book, which centers on the return of Christ to the modern world, where he squares off in the ultimate smackdown with the Antichrist, in order to save humanity. Millar's book was originally a 2006 three-issue miniseries called "Chosen." When Millar decided to continue the story as a trilogy of miniseries, the series became known as "American Jesus." The second issue is subtitled "The Resurrection" and will be coming out later this year.Here's the rest of the morning's good news:Universal and Imagine Get Lovecrafty (Empire)Jon Favreau gives tour of his house, shows off his toys (/Film)Russell Brand Gets to the Greek with Blunt in Hand (Moviehole) International Star Trek Posters have beamed up! (LatinoReview)Noot Seear has been cast as Heidi in New Moon (E! Online)
These ARE The Droids You're Looking For (IAmBored)Miyazaki's Latest Gets US release (Film Drunk)Natalie Portman Is Super Mega Hot (Manofest)Debra A's Ass (GorillaMask)The Empires Official Defense Strategy (Cracked)Proyas Contemplates 'The Crow' Remake (DreadCentral)Inner Monologues Of Fantasy Football Members (Holytaco)Jessica Stroup Is Hot But Needs A Burger (BustedCoverage)Hot Terry Richardson Gallery (Uncoached)Sexy Megan Fox Magazine Shoot (Unreality)Nicholas Cage And Herzog's 'Bad Lieutenant' Remake (ThePlaylist)I Hate My Dog Eric (TomOatmeal)
Universal Pictures has announced that Ridley Scott's Robin Hood project – once of many names, now dubbed… Robin Hood – has finalized its supporting cast, and has started shooting in foggy London town. "Joining Crowe and Blanchett for the film are Oscar® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, Atonement) as John and Richard’s mother, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; Mark Strong (Body of Lies, Stardust) as King John’s vicious henchman, Sir Godfrey; Oscar Isaac (Che, Body of Lies) as King John; and Léa Seydoux (13 French Street, upcoming Inglourious Basterds) as the woman who will become queen, French Princess Isabella. Playing key members of Robin’s band of men are Scott Grimes (television’s ER, American Dad) as Welshman Will Scarlet; Kevin Durand (upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma) as Robin’s right-hand, Scotsman Little John; and newcomer Alan Doyle as their troubadour, Irishman Allan Adayle."Read the full press release after the jump. In the meantime, here's some of the morning's headlines:The Truth Behind the REAL Haunting in Connecticut (Dread Central) Tom Hanks brings action figure to life in "Major Matt Mason" (Variety) Dennis Quaid will play Bill Clinton alongside Julianne Moore's Hillary and Michael Sheen's Tony Blair in HBO Flick (/Film) Alex Proyas called possibility of Crow remake "ridiculous" (IGN)
Watch Crank 2's Trailer Destroy A Webpage (Break)99 Movies That Will Kill You (Pajiba)Mumblecore Movie-making Gets Its Due (Film Drunk)The Real Operation Dumbo Drop (I-Am-Bored)Man to Fight Boxing Helena-Style (Cage Potato)Build-A-Bear and while you're at it, give it an HJ (Manofest)Boilermaker Lady With Ass Tat (Busted Coverage)Jessica Alba leads the PM Portfolio… (Uncoached)New Madden to look like priceless Da Vinci (Unreality Mag)Carissa Cain is more than able (Gorilla Mask)7 Terrifying Creatures You Will Never See Coming (Cracked)Tom Hanks looks lost in new Angels & Demons Poster (Filmofilia)
Slow news morning, it seems, so we'll supplement this post with a some Astro Boy teaser action. Check it out after the jump. In the meantime, here's your paltry news spread: Cameron Diaz to dance in underwear for umpteenth time in Swingles (Empire) Spock to Voice Transformers baddie "The Fallen?" (/Film) Riddick might return as early as 2010 (Dread Central) Summit finds Wolf Pack for New Moon (LatinoReview) Zac Effron reazlies he cannot fill Kevin Bacon's dancing shoes (USA Today)
Diablo Cody has a Fempire (Film Drunk) Invisible Bikes are the New Celeb Accessory (Holy Taco) 12 Video Game Characters With Undiagnosed Mental Disorders (Cracked) Spank Bank: Jewel Santini (Gorilla Mask) Original Screen Junky Judy Garland Gets Biopic (Pajiba) Lars Von Trier Serves Up Man Von Ass (The Playlist) Worst Three-quels EVER (IGN) Marvel at the SUPER CHAMELEON! (I-Am-Bored)
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)