Director: Troy Nixey
Cast: Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes
Synopsis: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Release Date: January 21, 2011
Middle Men, hitting theaters Friday, is the tale of Jack Harris (played by Luke Wilson) who has a successful career fixing problem companies. He meets Wayne Beering (Giovanni Ribisi) and Buck Dolby (Gabriel Macht), who've invented a way for adult entertainment to be sold over the internet. Based on a true story, I'm sure they won't go as far as to mention the actual name of the website. It will probably be something close to the actual website URL but funnier for movie fans.
The internet has a played a part in the plot of countless movies. In some cases it's a brief mention that just moves the story along but in others it's a main focus that actually drives the storyline. Here are ten movies that use fake websites. Some of the website names might be even more popular than the actual movie.
Like this but nakeder.
We've been writing about Cowboys & Aliens for a little while now, but haven't really formed an opinion on whether or not we're looking forward to it. Until now because Olivia Wilde is appearing naked again. Adam Beach (who plays Nat Colorado) was recently interviewed and began describing the on-set experience of Olivia Wilde's nude scene.
"We just finished shooting Olivia Wilde naked in front of a bonfire in front of 500 Apache warriors. That was beautiful. You won't get to see what I saw, but you'll get a glimpse."
First of all, that's going to make things awkward for Adam at the wrap party. Secondly, big deal. We'll probably only get to see her back and maybe a slightly moon-lit ass. Thirdly, I'd call standing naked in front of 500 Apache warriors a pretty intense experience. But if you're Gary Busey, you'd call it Tuesday. (Jam)
For years, losers like myself have staved off our suicidal thoughts with the hope of an Arrested Development movie. But month after month, it's a roller coaster of emotions as rumors about the on-again off-again project mount. But now comes a sliver of hope! Michael Cera and Jeffrey Tambor both seem to think it's happening!
Based on interviews the stars did at Comic-Con, the film almost seems inevitable. Unfortunately, neither star has any specifics, although Tambor went as far as to say he may need a walker by time the film gets under way.
Strange, I never thought I'd use the term c*cktease and Jeffrey Tambor in the same sentence. Michael Cera, on the other hand…me-ow! (Empire Online)
Jason Reitman has signed on to direct Diablo Cody's latest screenplay, Young Adult. Reitman, who also directed Cody's teen-pregnancy film, Juno, will have Charlize Theron as a lead, playing an author who finds success writing under a pseudonym.
The film will be Reitman's first since directing the Oscar winning Up in the Air, and will be Cody's first since penning the box-office bomb, Jennifer's Body. If you combine those two titles, you have Up in Jennifer's Body, which I think sounds a hell of a lot more interesting than Young Adult, but that's just me. (Cinema Blend)
With just two weeks to go before filming begins, Nicholas Cage has pulled out of Joel Schumacher's Trespass, Deadline is reporting. Cage was to star along side Nicole Kidman, playing a husband who is kidnapped with his wife by a group of thugs looking for ransom. Cage's departure leaves Schumacher and Co. scrambling to find a suitable replacement. Liev Schreiber is rumored to be in the running.
If there's one thing to be said for Cage, it's that he likes to work. And while he's made some great movies, he also churns out horrible films without blinking an eye (The Wicker Man, Ghost Rider). So if he's walking away from your project, it might be time to consider hanging up your director's helmet.
See Nic Cage get his face stung off by bees after the jump…
Oregon Trail: The Movie Official Trailer – Watch more Game Trailers
I was obsessed with this game in elementary school. It made learning a fun adventure full of snake bites and terminal cases of dysentery. No wonder I got so bored with education as I rose through the grades. There weren't nearly enough snake bites my Junior year. Too much dysentary, sure, but not enough snake bites. (HalfDayToday)
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Will Farrell, Mark Wahlberg, And Adam McKay 'Unscripted' (Moviefone)
NSFW Barbie Calendar–Is It Porn? (Asylum)
Sexy Sexy MILF: Miranda Kerr (HolyTaco)
Barbarians, Shirtless Dudes, Sword Fights etc: 'Centrurion' Clip (FilmDrunk)
Weekend Treats Part 1 (Maxim)
Pirate Puppet Assholes Buried $10k In New York? (BarStoolSports)
10 Videos Of People Getting Really Pissed (EgoTV)
Gary Oldman Has The Offically Gone Purple (Pajiba)
9 Classic Sports Video Games We Loved As A Child (TotalProSports)
Fighting Games We'd Like To See (Smosh)
Glitch In The Matrix, Morpheus' Daughter Makes A Sex Tape (BroBible)
Selena Gomez Admits She Is Gay, Loves Hooters (CelebJihad)
Thales Leites' To-Do List (CagePotato)
Eminem Admits He Thinks About His Own Death (PopEater)
Highest Paid Adult Video Actresses (MadeMen)
Don't get oil all over your ruby slippers, Dorothy.
Five years after striking indie cinema gold with Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris look like they'll finally step behind the camera again. The duo have been attempting to bring Tom Perrotta's novel "The Abstinence Teacher" to screens since 2006 but, after multiple setbacks, it was believed the project was dead.
Production Weekly has reported the project is back from the grave with the news that Sandra Bullock and Steve Carell are attached to star. Bullock will play the sex-ed teacher at odds with conservative community members, and Carell will play the born-again soccer coach she finds herself falling for. I'm not sure what wacky circumstance will cause them to pretend to be married, but this is a Sandra Bullock movie. It's bound to be a plot-point.
David Schwimmer has taken his message behind enemy lines by posting the trailer for David Schwimmer's Trust: Based On the Play "Trust" By David Schwimmer online. Sadly, since returning to investigate the debris of his dead planet many light years away, Chris Hansen isn't available to save our daughters from the clutches of sexual predators. Clive Owen stars as the dad in this cautionary tale about the dangers of letting your child chat with strangers online, and he should really step up his parenting a bit. You never know when your daughter's AOL Buddy might turn out to be a wolf in dog-wearing-sunglasses clothing.
Hey Predators. Learn how to sleep with Clive Owen's daughter after the jump…
Laura Ramsey is known in most circles as the 'Hollywood female equivalent to Kurt Warner'. My guess is she's called this due to to her rise from a Wisconsin waitress to working leading lady in less than a year. Laura has starred in She's the Man with Amanda Bynes, Lords of Dogtown with Nikki Reed, and Venom with Method Man. One of these co-stars in not like the others…
A word from Laura: "Method Man smells like cabbage."
Yep, that sounds about right.
More pics of Laura after the jump…
Margarita Levieva (hot Lisa P. from Adventureland) and two dudes (Brian Geraghty, Josh Peck) have signed on to star in the ATM thriller ATM. Chris Sparling (Buried) wrote the script and David Brooks is directing. The film centers on "three co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man."
The whole horrific night comes about when the three co-workers stop for some late night pizza after a company Christmas party. They need cash to pay for the slices and end up getting stuck in an ATM vestibule for ninety minutes with a hooded mad man standing between them and their car. Of course, their cellphones are either back in the vehicle or out of battery. Clearly this film is a cautionary tale for anyone craving a midnight snack. It's not worth the risk. Or the caloriiiiiiies! (THR)
I never saw the first "X-Files" porn parody, but after watching the trailer for the prequel I am damn excited to jump on this sexy conspiracy train to the truth/money shot. "The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Porn Parody" looks better than any episode of "The Mentalist" I've caught while flipping through stations. The trailer doesn't even show any sex, just the inbetween parts. The moody lighting, the mystery, the action, the goo — it's all there. I'm going out a limb by saying this, but once boobs are added this could be the best sci-fi conspiracy alien TV show porn parody ever.
Check out the trailer below.
The ecstasy at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards was off the hook.
Robert Rodriguez has found time in his busy schedule of crap-he'll-never-get-around-to-directing to make room for Deadpool. The LA Times reports that he and 20th Century Fox have begun negotiations. I like to imagine a sleep-deprived Rodriguez propped up Weekend At Bernie's style while they hash out the percentage points. No deal has been worked out as of right now, but we'll let you know when an assistant pushes their hand through Rodriguez's sleeve to sign the papers.
I guess this is exciting news. Rodriguez always has an interesting approach to filmmaking, and I'd much rather see him at the helm than someone like Jonathan Mostow. Besides, this is our best chance to see Cheech Marin play Deadpool.
Good news, Spider-Man fans! A release date has been set for the reboot.
Bad news, Spider-Man fans. It's not coming out until July 3, 2012. This means we'll have to wait almost two-full years to see Andrew Garfield step into the red and blue tights. Chances are, some of us might die before it comes out. A few of us might even lose our virginity in that time span. Both are scary thoughts, but it's not my intention to frighten. I just want everyone to be extra careful when going up and down the stairs to their parents basement so we can all stay healthy enough to bitch about the film on July 4th, 2012. (Empire Online)
Battle: Los Angeles, the story of a planet-wide alien invasion, began its marketing campaign at this year's Comic-Con. But for those who didn't have the time to wade through a sea of virgins and scumbag Hollywood types, the movie posters are now available online.
The film features Aaron Eckhart as a Marine waging a guerrilla-style resistance movement after invaders "turn the streets of Los Angeles into a war zone," just like Laker fans do after their team wins a championship. But hopefully the aliens won't wear all that tacky purple and gold clothing while they trash the place. (Empire Online)
See all the posters after the jump…
Do you like strippers? Do you like werewolves? Well, even if you only like strippers, you'll probably love Strippers vs. Werewolves.
Producer Jonathan Sothcott is working on bringing this epic showdown to the big screen. With a script from UK horror writer Pat Higgins, the film hopes to serve as a comedic homage to 80's horror movies, sort of a "Shaun of the Dead meets Bitchslap in the style of The Howling."
"As I was reading it I was thinking 'this is like a great reference to The Monster Squad,'" said Sothcott. "And when I asked Pat, it turned out it was!" (Dread Central)
The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow (sponsored by Levi's) kicks off next week with public viewings of nine classic films around the country. In an interesting twist, the movies will be shown at the locations where they were filmed. The theme of the event is "‘We Are All Workers."
Rooted by one of the nation’s founding principles, We Are All Workers hits the road with nine seminal screenings proving that everybody’s work is equally important.
I'm an internet writer. My mere existence proves that we are not all "workers," and our work is not all "equally important." But considering the Roadshow's website describes The Godfather II, the story of a ruthless crime syndicate, as a "defining immigrant worker story," I probably shouldn't get too hung up on the logic behind the text.
But what the event lacks in well written copy, it more than makes up for with these awesome redesigned film posters by artist Olly Moss. Enjoy. (First Showing)
See the posters after the jump…
Bloody Disgusting has posted the Piranha 3D footage that got the film booted from Hall H at this year's past Comic-Con. Upon reviewing it, I can understand why the Comic-Con HMFICs wouldn't want to screen it for the family-friendly convention. A woman in a bikini gets bifurcated by a wire cable, half of her suit top falling off before half of her torso does. And that's just the beginning of the over-the-top bloodshed. Skip to the 3:15 mark to watch annoying tourists get their just desserts. …In the butt.
Check out red-band clip after the jump…
Screen Junkies and Break is hosting a screening of the new film Middle Men Tuesday at 4:30PM in Los Angeles, and we're inviting you! That's right. YOU! 25 people plus a guest can be the first to see the movie, which chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars. Don't pretend like you aren't intrigued by all of those subjects.
After the screening, I will moderate a Q&A with producer Chris Mallick, whose story inspired the film.
To attend, all you have to do is be one of the first 25 people to follow Screen Junkies on Twitter and tweet your enthusiastic response. Check out the red-band trailer to whet your appetite.
I'll save you all a seat in the best section of the theater.
It was the greatest B-Boy orgy in recent memory.
Here are your weekend links.
What To See This Weekend? (Moviefone)
Barracuda Chomps Girl's Arm, Dad Sees Awesome Photo Op (Asylum)
25 Pictures Of Biker Chicks (HolyTaco)
'Pirates 4' May Delay Release Of 'Rum Diary' (FilmDrunk)
13 Best Buddy Movies (Maxim)
Kids Are Smoking Incense Now? (BarStoolSports)
Preposterous Car Paint Jobs (EgoTV)
Paul Rudd Career Assessment: So High So Far To Fall (Pajiba)
Best Snoop Dogg Picture Ever? (Unreality)
That's An Odd Looking Dive (TotalProSports)
How (Not) To Text Girls.com (Smosh)
Snooki Arrested In The Jersey Heights With Photos (BroBible)
Hayden Panettiere Naked Pictures (CelebJihad)
'Jones Vs. Matyushenko' Live Updates (CagePotato)
Hugh Hefner Is Definitely More Than Just A Playboy (PopEater)
Watch Struck By Lightning (MadeMen)
The Captains Cup Episode 1 – Watch more Funny Videos
Let me preface this post by saying that it is not at all entertainment related. Captain Morgan' recently held the Captain's Cup to coincide with the World Cup, and Break played a huge part in spreading the word and the cheer. It's Friday afternoon and Lord knows we all have a little Captain in us at the moment, so let's take this time to watch some highlights from first night of The Captain's Cup 2010. The Captain boosts team moral and makes sure everyone is drinking plentifully. No need to tell this man twice. **Makes drunken cat call at receptionist**
The Arrested Development: The Movie of biopics, Spielberg's Lincoln, has suffered a further set-back. After years of waiting around and releasing Krakens and playing Jedi Masters and A-Team leaders, Liam Neeson is reportedly out this bitch. The formerly-attached star revealed to the UK's GMTV that he's "past his sell-by date" for the project. It's unclear what he meant by that. Either he's tired of waiting on Spielberg to get around to filming, or he's aged too much to convincingly play the part. At any rate, Spielberg can expect a receipt in the mail from Neeson for one stovepipe hat. And he'd better not dilly-dally on paying. (Digital Spy)
Almost Spider-Man Josh Hutcherson must really like money. The young actor is teaming up with "almost" Captain America Dane Cook for some sh*tty sounding horror-comedy. Detention, written and directed by Torque autuer Joseph Kahn, "centers on teens who must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life."
Hmmm, Dane Cook starring in a movie about a copycat. Go figure. (Variety)
And the winners are…
"You brought this on yourselves. Anyone else who's for Team Jacob is going down too!"
"This time everyone better sing. Ready? Ok… It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A…"
"See this authentic Requiem for a Dream Prop? Still has the stains to prove it."
"That's enough, Marvel!" shouted Ed Norton's agent, Kali sticks raised.
The winners will receive Kick-Ass on their choice of either Blu Ray or DVD.
Thanks to everyone who entered. You guys rocked Twitter with your captions.
Kick-Ass is available on Blu Ray and DVD today.
Jemaine Clement was without a doubt my favorite part of Dinner for Schmucks. You should read our review, but basically the supporting characters really keep the movie afloat. In this clip, Jemaine's eccentric artist character, Kieran, informs Paul Rudd and Steve Carell of his process. Like with most creative minds, it involves sex and death. I go through the same ordeal with every post.
Check out the clip after the jump…
Jesse not happy.
A few weeks ago we showed you the full length trailer for David Fincher's The Social Network and you loved it as much as I did (don't defy, Daddy). Now FirstShowing has dug up what is most likely a one-minute commercial airing on some channel somewhere at some point in time. It replaces Radiohead's "Creep" with Kanye West's new single "Power," you know, for the kids. I watch a buttload of TV and haven't seen it yet, but I still have a slew of "Say Yes to the Dress" episodes sitting on my DVR. Sorry, I can't attend your thing tonight. My Friday is booked.
Check out the spot after the jump…
Director: Aaron Schneider
Cast: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek
Synopsis: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive.
Little-known Hollywood funfact: Andy Serkis is 3-feet tall.
The first set pic from Rise Of The Apes has made its way online showing James Franco and Freida Pinto walking along with Andy Serkis. Not entirely certain what is going on in this scene, but it seems that James Franco's character is trying to impress Pinto by taking his helmet-wearing brother to Chuck E. Cheese. Just kidding. Of course this is Serkis in a mo-cap suit for his performance as the chimp Caesar in the upcoming film. It really does look like a still from Rain Man or "How's Your News?" though. (JustJared)
See the full pic after the jump….