Paper Heart, starring Michael Cera and his comedienne girlfriend, Charlyne Yi, opens August 7th, and Overture Films sent has released some new images. The film played Sundance this year and won the Waldo Salt Award for Best Screenplay. Previous winners included The Squid & The Whale, Memento, and The Station Agent. Apparently the film was improv'd mostly, so I'm sure there are a handful of seething indie filmmakers still listening to Iron & Wine albums in an attempt to "process" the travesty. Read the synopsis of the film and see some more pics after the jawmp!
According to Variety, Larry Charles, director of Borat, Bruno, Religulous and several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, is taking on old people sex as his next project. Winter's Discontent "centers on a sexually frustrated widower who moves into a retirement community with his best buddy — looking to get laid."There's definitely an opportunity for a bingo party gone horribly, horribly, distastefully wrong in this concept, and it's certainly been Charles' M.O. to push the envelope.
According to MTV, actor Terry Crews has spilled the beans that Arnold Schwarzenegger will in fact be making a brief appearance (also known as a "cameo") in Terminator Salvation. Terry, you son of a bitch! But wait! Crews also confirms that he'll be teaming up with Arnold in yet another action flick… Find out which after the jump.
On April 30th, Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience becomes available On Demand, and then in limited theatrical release on May 22nd. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE. The film stars adult film actress Sasha Grey, and is her first experience working in the mainstream. We at Screen Junkies thought to ourselves that if Sasha can act in a mainstream feature film, then there are some other porn starlets out there who'd have a place in the broader market as well. Without further ado, here they are.
This Friday, Jody Hill's Observe & Report opens. It's the second mall cop movie of the year, but is to Paul Blart what Taxi Driver is to DC Cab. Co-starring in OaR with the hairy Seth Rogen is the very clean shaven Anna Faris (above). Where You've Seen Her: Anna is a comedienne who's career took off with the Scary Movie franchise. She's done all four of the films, as well as Waiting, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, "Entourage," and played Shelley in The House Bunny. Listen for her voice in the upcoming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Pointless Quote: "I never imagined being able to make money from acting – and now I can."
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Sylvester Stallone at sixty-effing-two-years-old. The new photos from the Rio de Janeiro set of Stallone's Expendables have gone live, and we have a few more after the jump, including ones of one ripped senior citizen jumping off the end of a pier. If this isn't a lesson in the benefits of fiber and horse steroids, I don't know what is.
Comic actors wearing makeup that takes half a day to apply has become a Hollywood tradition. Hiding behind those layers of latex can sometimes be a more liberating experience, releasing the actor’s inhibitions and bringing out his inner funny. It might mean dressing as a woman. It might mean dressing as an obese person, or the double whammy: an obese woman. Yes, more often than not, being funny while concealing yourself under pounds of makeup go hand-in-hand. Rumor has it that Artie Lange might actually be a 120 lb. African-American woman from Denver.
While we wait for any ounce of newsworthy nectar to drop from the gilded chalices of the superhero moviemaking gods regarding a live action Green Lantern flick, we have some morsels to perhaps hold us over. A new trailer and release date for the animated Green Lantern: First Flight has hit.The straight to DVD feature, rated PG-13, will hit stores July 21st of this year, and features the voices of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” actor Christopher Meloni as Hal Jordan, “Battlestar Galactica” actor Tricia Helfer as Boodikka, “Reservoir Dogs” actor Michael Madsen as Kilowog and “Milk” actor Victor Garber as Sinestro.Watch the trailer after the jump.
A site called spoilertv.com has photos up from the first day of Iron Man 2's shoot. Here's one. You can see a few more after the jump, including Don Cheadle as Rhodes, posing with a cell phone like he's the new spokesmodel for Verizon.
Tonight Spike TV premieres their gory new series Deadliest Warrior. This is the show for you if your inner monologue consists of hounding questions like, 'Who would win in a fight — a Viking or a ninja?' The program brings in the experts to hypothesize the outcomes of these ultimate grudge matches. Personally, my money's on the Viking. Fights this season consist of Apache vs. Roman, Green Beret vs. Spetnaz, Yakuza vs. Mafia, Lumberjack vs. Bigfoot, Giant Donkey vs. Killer Whale, Bill Cosby vs. Swarm of Bats, Cowboy vs. Nessie, Kitten vs. Roomba, Rage vs. Machine, and Mike Tyson vs. Horse. Tune in tonight! Enjoy more of your morning news below. New poster alludes to whereabouts of wild things (Yahoo) John McClane wishes you'd visit the Coast. (Chris Kula) Breast fans may be left wanting by Terminator Salvation (Latino Review) Listen to the Kenny Powers audio biography (Funny Or Die) Bunny movies popping up everywhere (Hollywood Reporter) Toxic Avenger: The Musical crosses the Hudson (Variety)
The Red-Band trailer for CherryBomb, the new film starring Harry Potter mainstay Rupert Grint, has hit the 'nets. While the Potter films have gotten darker with each installment, this film kind of makes the whole Hogwarts experience look like Teletubbies. Check out the trailer after the jump. It's like a two-minute long ad for smoking cut to really cool Brit-Rock music. If the Teletubbies smoked and partied to cool Brit-Rock music they'd make Barney look like Blue's Clues.
In an interview with MTV News, BOOM-bastic Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay expressed his distaste for Arcee – a female autobot in the upcoming film – and then proceeded to coldly explain his hatred was enough to murder her. You may remember Arcee from the animated Transformers: The Movie, where she transformed into a pink futuristic car. In Fallen, she is represented as a pink motorcycle. A very dead pink motorcycle.Watch Michael Bay's chillingly self-satisfied confession to the grizzly murder after the jump.[via io9.com]
Today, the L.A. Times' Big Picture posted an article about the MPAA's fear of sex in movies, and their slapping of the relatively tame trailer for the R-Rated documentary Naked Ambition with a "Red-Band" honorific. The article makes a great point about the MPAA's skewed view of objectionable content in films. And you can read that article at The Big Picture. If you came to see a trailer for a documentary about porn, then look no further than the jump. You'll also find some bonus stills!
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that an unfinished cut of When we Were Beautiful, the new Phil Griffin documentary about Bon Jovi, will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 29th (and a couple more times during the fest). Read more about the film after the jump.
Warner brothers has started to air three new spots for Terminator Salvation. Check out the first below, and then the other two after the jump. I haven't seen any red flags yet. Could this be McG's finest hour? Actually I think it already is based on the accumulated four minutes of trailer and promo footage that's out there.
Variety reports that a Fox News blogger has been fired due to his review of a pirated copy of XMen Origins: Wolverine. 20th Century Fox, the film's studio, called for the dismissal because viewing pirated material is a violation of copyrights. Since Fox News and the studio are essentially the same company, the blogger broke one of life's cardinal rules: Never bite the hand that feeds you.Another one of life's rules: No matter how friendly the man in the clownsuit seems, do not get into his van.Here is some more morning news and announcements.Rick Moranis ain't 'fraid of no ghosts! (EW) From pie f***er to Fockers (Empire)Iron Man 2 is going to be nuts; Scarlett Johansson is going to look hot (Latino Review)
WHERE HAVE I BEEN? By Gene Hackman This morning I was sorting through some mail that had piled up and I came across a letter from a fan. In the letter, she asked a question that I’ve been getting a lot from various people. "Where have you been, Gene Hackman?" By now you’ve probably noticed my recent absence from movies and I guess that I owe you all an explanation. I wish that I could say that I’ve decided to spend my time painting or writing historical fiction. Or I wish that I could tell you that I’ve had it with the politics of Hollywood and have decided to return to my theater roots. But none of that is true. Fact of the matter is I’ve just been playing a lot of Xbox 360.
We decided not to report on the leaked Wolverine workprint because, well, any coverage would perpetuate thievery. But we couldn't resist posting this in the end. Enjoy. I'm really impressed with the makeup in this one. Definitely trumps X3.
Courtesy of Latino Review, we have a new image from McG's Terminator: Salvation. It's of Helena Bonham Carter's character named "Serena" (possibly a nod to the last Terminator flick). If you don't want to know what's behind the black bars, don't click the above image. But if you're into the Terminator mythology, you're probably going to think it's cool. If you're just a pervy voyeur, you're probably going to be disappointed… unless… Wait! Must refrain from joke about sex with robots… gah! I think I just gave it away. Well, you just…
This afternoon, BloodyDisgusting broke the news that actor Jackie Earle Haley is in final talks to play Freddy Krueger in Sam Bayer's update of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and that we can expect an official announcement as early as next week. (Shooting begins at the end of this month in Chicago.) This is some inspired casting. Haley has proven himself time and again in the twisted character roles. No matter what camp you fall into with Watchmen, you can't deny Haley as Rorschach was the best part about the film. And his turn as Ronnie the pedophile in Little Children is nothing short of brilliant. Every time I do my impression of Ronnie masturbating in the car, my girlfriend cries. So that should count for something. Watch that clip after the jump! Fast forward to 4:58 if you can't wait until the masturbating part. (How often has that sentence been bandied about on the 'nets?
You came. You saw. You read the rules this time. The winner of our Alien Trespass Giveaway's GRAND PRIZE – the signed set of Alien Trespass lobby cards – is the reader known as "CCAP." Your alternate tagline for AT read:"She was a beautiful woman with a past. He was a giant red cyclops from Galaxy Abell 1835 IR1916. She thought her heart was closed for business . . ."Your entry was eloquent, intriguing, and concise. Never underestimate concise-iness. And it seemed like you tried. And then there's the second prize, which goes to "Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr," who just plain made us laugh (cruel as those laughs may have been):"This summer, get ready to watch Robert Patrick in…..a movie."We'll be contacting you both via email to arrange your pirze shipment! Be sure to see Alien Trespass, which opens this weekend. As Dr. H said, it's got Robert Patrick in it.
We’ve all been there. Minding our own business, wolfing down our Raisinets and gulping down our 50 oz. sodas before the previews even begin. Bladders be damned. Then the curtains go up, the lights go down, and you’re left alone in hopes of seeing Olga Kurylenko toting a machine gun and posing in front of an explosion. (You read it in a review somewhere.)But no, there are vermin afoot in the theater. And they have plans against you and Olga, plans that involve loudly smacking Sour Patch Kids or forgetting to turn off their cell phone after the umpteenth on-screen reminder. They come in a wide variety, but there's one thing in common: nothing would be more satisfying than standing up and dumping your soda all over their head (what's left of it, anyway). Like the picture says, why not?Screenjunkies presents… THE 9 MOST OBNOXIOUS MOVIE WATCHERS!9. THE FREQUENT URINATORS
The upcoming May issue of Vanity fair features some new portraits of the Inglourious Basterds cast, in "glourious" makeup and wardrobe from Tarantino's WWII opus. Here's one of Ms. Diane Kruger as her character, the smoking German screen actress Bridget von Hammersmark. I can't tell if she's trying to read your mind in the photo or if she's feeling an oncoming low-grade migraine. Here are some more photos. Click on the thumbs to enlarge, soldier!
(click image to enlarge) Magnolia Pictures has just released the new poster for Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, starring adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream film debut. It's a pretty stunning poster if I do say so myself. Check out the synopsis of the film and much more stunning – albeit a tad less tasteful – photos of Sasha after the jump.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL RED BAND TRAILER FOR BRUNO IS UP AND RUNNING. CHECK IT OUT AFTER THE JUMP AND COMMENT BELOW!!!
On April 10th, Observe and Report opens, and will be the second mall cop movie released within a few months. We're not saying it's a knockoff of Paul Blart at all. But it's another example of the Hollywood tradition for competing studios to release two eerily familiar movies right around the same time of year. Some say both films benefit from the timing. Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You be the judge of which flicks deserve the compliment. Screen Junkies presents – in convenient chronological order, no less:11 PAIRS OF SUSPICIOUSLY SIMILAR MOVIES!!!1989Turner and Hooch vs. K-9
Sound of Music in Antwerp Train Station – Watch more free videos This video been floating around on the 'nets for a little while now, but it only came my way today and I had to share. It's a stunt pulled in an Antwerp, Belgium train station, in which seemingly hundreds of dancers come out of the woodwork and do a number from The Sound of Music. It's actually a pretty astonishing feat, but my cynical side would have liked to see the whole thing get interrupted midway through by a serendipitously scheduled "dancing Nazi raid" stunt in the same station. Run, Von Trapp Family! Run! Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "Mrs. White" for sending.
Yahoo! Movies and ComingSoon.Net posted some new pics and info on the sentient hunks o' metal in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which, if you didn't know, opens June 24th. See more of those bigass wrecking machines doing damage after the jump.
ANVIL! The Story of Anvil! rocked the crowds at Sundance, and now is making its way to a theater near you on April 10th. Check out the trailer after the jump. You will laugh. You will cry. You will rock. And then you will cry harder at the end of the trailer when the string orchestra music comes in and you realize how much these dudes got a raw deal. These guys could have had only the finest European prostitutes snorting cocaine off their boners, and now… they're riding coach. Also, there's a shot of this dude from Anvil biting his guitar during a set and it looks kind of dangerous, so you should watch it.
The new Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 trailer went up today on Myspace, and it's got enough Travolta-on-Denzel action to make Oprah's live audience collectively explode from a freak mass orgasm. The film is slated for a June 12th, 2009. Gentlemen, lock up your wives and girlfriends lest they stampede children on the way to the theater. Check out the clip after the jump to see what we're up against.