This morning, Slashfilm's Brendon Connelly posted three clips from Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which just screened at Cannes and wowed the critics, many of whom framed their reviews around this being Heath Ledger's final film. The first clip features the recently departed actor donning a mask that gives me the creeps/flashbacks to Eyes Wide Shut and Amadeus, and wooing a small crowd of curious bystanders. I couldn't help but notice a few tiny Joker-like nuances in the way Ledger moves in this scene. Still hadn't shaken the clown when he shot this, I suppose. The other clips, which you can see after the jump, are a little more . One features Christopher Plummer as the titular character, and a lot of cool SFX that's a little LOTR, a little Harry Potter, and a lot Gilliam. The other features actress Lily Cole doing her best Lolita while Verne "Mini-Me" Troyer drives a horse-drawn carriage. Not as adorable as one would think. This is Gilliam, after all. He could make the Muppet Babies off-putting.
Director: Terry GilliamCast: Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole Synopsis: A fantastical morality tale, set in the present day, telling the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.
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Bruce Willis is back, bald and with a full head of hair! How is that possible, you ask? Well it’s easy when you’re playing a bald man plugged into a machine that allows you to control your thick haired carbon copy. The trailer for the new sci-fi/action thriller Surrogates hit the 'nets today and it looks like a doozy of a concept. Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates. The film comes from director Jonathan Mostow, who also directed Terminator 3, U-571, and Breakdown starring Kurt Russell (awesome!). Take a look at the trailer after the jump, let us know what you think – like whether or not you like Ving Rhames in dreadlocks.
Director: Jonathan MostowCast: Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris KodjoeSynopsis: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Well, Memorial Day is upon us: a time to reflect on all those who fought for our country. Try to fit some time for that into your three-day weekend… maybe in between screenings of Terminator Salvation and Star Trek. After all, war is, as the saying goes, hell… but war movie dialogue totally blows us away! (Oh yes we did!!) Yeah…watching guys get shot up into less grotesque versions of the "Real Housewives of New York City" is awesome, but some of the high caliber conversation from war flicks sticks with you longer than a Vietnam flashback. Here are some of our favorite lines from war flicks that have left the biggest scars on our memories…
Handjobs For The Future Our friends at Atom posted this Terminator Salvation-inspired short that surmises what would really happen if James Cameron's vision of time travel were possible. It gives a whole new meaning to Arnold's ubiquitous "Come with me if you want to live." Thanks, I'll be here all week. The Best Movie Robots Ever (Pajiba) Will Smith Did Something Dull (FilmDrunk) The Dow Jones Yo (SickPigs) Inappropriate Ronald McDonald Photos (Manofest) Dee Lyla Is HOT (GorillaMask) Everyones Hitting The Recession (IAmBored) Carlos Mencia's Twittering? (Cracked) The Expendables Poster Is Now Here (Filmofilia) Lionsgate's Upcoming Features (DreadCentral) Tom Cruise And Will Smiths Scientological Discussions (Holytaco) Katrina Darrell Gallery (BustedCoverage) Bikini Pro Pics (Uncoached) Awful Terminator Costumes (UnrealityMag) Inglourius Basterds Review (ThePlaylist) Clippers Are Gonna Snag Griffin (MoonDogSports)
It appears Rian Johnson, the mastermind behind Brick and The Brothers Bloom, has decided to record and make available a downloadable commentary podcast to coincide with the expansion of Brothers Bloom’s limited release. With movie tickets costing the price of what a kidney goes for on the black market nowadays, I’m sure tons of people are really excited about forking over the price for two tickets to see the movie with and without commentary. Then again, I saw Brick twice in theaters, so maybe Johnson’s filmmaking is just badass enough to convince me to do this. Or maybe I’m just lonely enough to see a movie twice with an iPhone podcast as my only company. Find the link to the commentary after the jump!
The Hangover is a comedy about a bachelor party in Las Vegas that loses the groom. The morning after their night of debauchery, they have to reconstruct their party to locate their missing friend. The stars – Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Heather Graham – and director Todd Phillips shared their tips for making a Vegas comedy, and continued the same kind of hilarious riffing that made it into the final cut opening June 5th in theaters everywhere.Ed Helms: “I guess my character, Stu, is kind of a nervous nelly, rule follower of the group.
Today's the big day… Judgment Day has happened… the Machines have Risen… but Salvation is on our doorsteps. Despite a 34% score on RottenTomatoes (as of this post), Terminator Salvation, which opens today, will most likely pack 'em into theaters like a Harvester bagging meatsacks. And Bryce Dallas Howard (above) is another reason to go see it. Unless you're listening to Harry Knowles' scathing review, which states that all Bryce was did during the film was "open her eyes really wide." In the film, Bryce plays Kate Connor, the wife of John Connor – a role originated in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, by Claire Danes. And as you'll see from the picture above and the ones after the jump, if there's any actress whose baby blues we'd like to see widening repeatedly on screen, it's Ms. Howard.Narrow your eyes in the blinding beauty of Bryce photos after the jump.
Tomorrow, Terminator Salvation opens, and there's been a lot of controversy surrounding its PG-13 rating. You see, it's the first Terminator flick that's been anything less than an "R," and the question remains as to whether or not that means watered down. One decidely R-Rated moment chopped from the film is a topless Moon Bloodgood (above), who plays Blair Williams, a badass lady pilot for the Resistance. Where Else You've Seen Her:You might recognize her as Livia Beale, time-jumping hero Dan Vasser's ex on the short-lived NBC series, "Journeyman." She also had a brief scene in What Just Happened, the Barry Levinson-directed comedy starring Robert DeNiro as a Hollywood producer losing his mind. And she's also got a couple episodes of "Burn Notice" under her belt, which is not the only accessory she's not wearing in any of the photos after the jump. Random Quote: "I'm into chivalry. As much as I'm a guy's girl with a potty mouth, a polite man who opens the door is so refreshing."Click "MORE" for more photos of Ms. Bloodgood.
Quentin Tarantino’s WW2 opus Inglourious Basterds dropped at Cannes last night, and was met with mixed reviews. Lots of folks loved it, but we heard it through the grapevine (the grapevine being our friends at Pajiba), that some snooty type from The Guardian called it "Cannes' Turkey." And while they haven't commented yet, we're sure the Nazi Film Critics Society pooped all over it. They hate everything but Mel Gibson movies. Inglourious Basterds – Clip #1 – Watch Movie Trailers Check out this first clip with Lt. Aldo Rain (Brad Pitt) pumping Bridget von Hammersmarck (Diane Kruger) for info on Hitler's whereabouts. And then watch the other two after the jump.
SAM RAIMI knows horror. Sure, he’s spent the last decade filming a certain web-slinger swinging from skyscrapers, but he’s finally returned to the genre where he established his unique visual style. In Drag Me To Hell, Raimi dusts off his duffel bag of detached eyeballs, maggot puke, and thrashing demonic heads… And, well, it's been worth the wait, to say the least.
They’re not household names, but if there’s any justice in the world, they will be soon. These twelve talented actresses are some of Screenjunkies' picks to have a real future in this crazy, unforgiving business of show. It doesn't hurt their chances that they also happen to be easy on the eyes. Talent and beauty, folks! Step right up!
"They have returned… to finish… what they started." So read the title cards in the new clips from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Why does every dramatic title card sequence want to be read like it's coming from the mouth of Stevie, the asthmatic paraplegic kid from "Malcolm in the Middle?" Check out the other two clips after the jump, which includes a sequence of mega-badass villain The Fallen coming together, and one of the Autobots making a quip about it being "time for an upgrade." You can catch the Transformers working the hotel circuit in the Catskills this Fall. Try the veal.
SHerlock Holmes Trailer – Watch more Movie TrailersExtra! Extra! Getch yer new trailer for Guy Ritchie's hard-hitting, pipe-smoking, mutton chop-sporting adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and a bunch of dodgy cockney spivs!
Director: Guy RitchieCast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark StrongSynopsis: Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England
Pictured above: "McJugs" In an effort to earn a PG-13 rating and rake in larger box office returns, director McG rocked perverts the world over with the announcement that he had removed Moon Bloodgood’s topless scene from Terminator: Salvation. Once a very vocal supporter of the chesty inclusion, he backpedaled, citing that it felt “gratuitous” and he “didn’t want to convolute the story or the characters.” It was a normal day like any other when I heard the sad news. But once I caught wind I just sat down on the sidewalk and began to weep whilst a city full of heartless boob-haters rushed to and fro all around me. But it taught me to appreciate the great nudity that did survive the editing room. Below are ten topless scenes that have had a great impact on us all, as a people.
Magnet Releasing, the genre film-oriented division of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the rights to release the Jet Li film Warlords. The historical action melodrama was a critical and commercial success in China, and also stars Andy Lau (the dude who played the dude Matt Damon’s character in The Departed was based off of from the original Infernal Affairs) and Takeshi Kaneshiro (for fans of the now-ancient Playstation 2, he was the guy they modeled the main character after in the feudal zombie action game Onimusha). Check out the trailer and and everything you ever wanted to know about Warlords after the jump. Or just post what we failed to mention in the comments section, smartass.
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan Cast: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro Synopsis: A Chinese army general (Li) joins with two bandits (Lau, Kaneshiro) to defend a hapless village from the horrors of war. They become blood brothers, but their loyalty is tested when politics and a love triangle come into play. Genre: Historical Action Release Date: Summer 2009 (North America)
Sometimes seeing the wrong movie at too young an age can really stick with you. Say you saw Child's Play or Nightmare on Elm Street before age twelve. You might have had a hard time getting to sleep or looking at your stuffed animals in the same way after. But what about the movies you're supposed to see, the general interest flicks constantly rerunning on cable that Mom and Dad wouldn't bat at an eye at if they walked by and saw you watching? Often, it is only later that the truly disturbing stuff really shows its face. Sure, it's scary in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure when Large Marge's eyes jump out of their sockets, but what about the movies we saw as kids that are filled with the real? I’m talking about stuff like abortion, suicide, etc. – the kinds of things that can actually happen, things that are so serious they went over your head at the time. Or didn't. Screenjunkies presents… 7 Dark Moments in Popcorn Flicks…
The IESB has posted three behind-the-scenes clips from Disney-Pixar's Up. In total, it's 15 minutes of straight up, fly-on-the-wall making-of goodness, with none of the gloss one might expect from a Disney promo. Yeah that's right. It's 15-minutes of watching a dude sitting in front of a computer while it renders seven frames of the movie. There's also this part where Pete Docter orders a cheese sandwich from the cafeteria.I kid, I kid. It's pretty cool. Watch the other clips after the jump.
The Road Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Check out this trailer for Dimension's post-apocalyptic roadtrip comedy, The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron. It's all about Viggo trying to win back the girl he mistakenly dumped after junior prom, and… awww heck. I just can't lie like that. It's an adaptation of The Road by Cormac "No Country For Old Men" McCarthy, who isn't exactly known for laughs. Check it out, and then post your comments after the jump, where you'll also find a good spoof of Cormac McCarthy starring actor Luiggi DeBiasse, whose Anton Chigurrh is pretty amazing.
In 1984, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird had a little idea for a comic book, pooled some money together to print a limited run, and inadvertently jump started a seismic shift in entertainment. I'm speaking, of course, about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who are set to once more take pop culture by storm in this, their 25th Anniversary year. We've gotten the announcement that a new live-action feature is in the works for a 2011 release. And just this week, Lionsgate released a brand new four-DVD collector's set of the original TMNT animated series' Season 7. (Each box comes with a cool miniature reproduction of an original Turtle action figure, too.)
Sasha Grey is a renaissance woman. Not only does she pay the rent doing what most people do for fun (or babies), she also happens to be an intelligent and ambitious 21 year-old creative. And with her starring performance in Steven Soderbergh’s newest film, The Girlfriend Experience, she’s now officially under the mainstream microscope. Screen Junkies had the good fortune to be invited to the film’s press junket, where Grey discussed such subjects as juggling porn and indie film, the odds of starring alongside teenybopper celebs, and her soon-to-be produced adult script, The F&%k Junkie. If we ever start a porn column on this site, we now have a name.
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Hopefully the cover above has dissuaded you from thinking Universal was deigning to adapt the feel-good new age philosophy of the same name*. Nay, IESB.net reports that Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Dark Horse Comics’ The Secret under the exclusive three-year partnership the two companies entered into in early 2008. (They also partnered on the Hellboy franchise and Timecop.) The four-issue miniseries from 2007 was written by Dark Horse's Mike Richardson, and visualized by Jason Shawn Alexander, an award-winning artist who's worked on Abe Sapien, Queen & Country, and The Escapists. (His official website is pretty badass, and you can check it out here.)The Secret is a coming-of-age tale that focuses on Tommy, a high schooler who attends an exclusive party with the cool kids in order to get closer to his dream girl. But then a prank call goes sour…
Punch-Out Rap – Watch Movie Trailers No, there's not a Punch-Out TV show or film adaptation coming out (though none of us would be surprised about the latter). No, this is the first installment in a series of old-school Nintendo-based music videos entitled "Gamerjamz." Turns out all of Little Mac's rivals are quite the cunning linguists. Not just Don Flamenco.
The '09 summer movies have already begun to arrive, but still to come are some of the biggest, baddest, FX-iest movies around. For robot fans, you can look no further than three of the biggest releases this summer: Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and (if it sticks to the cartoon’s use of robot drones to satisfy the ratings board) G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra. [No, colons are not movie code for “Robot Plot.”] Robots are on the A-List now, but they didn't always have it so good. Here are five cinematic robots that just didn’t work (as they were intended): T-800 from Terminator Program: Kill Sarah Connor, period.