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James Cameron is Head Motherf***er in Charge of ‘Avatar’
Monday, November 23 by

In an attempt to convince people over the age of 50 that it's okay if they go see a movie with blue mutant cat people in it, James Cameron appeared on 60 Minutes over the weekend. Cameron spoke with Morley Safer, the target demographic for the show (people on the cusp of death), and discussed Avatar, showed behind the scenes footage, and proclaimed that he indeed can be a real b*tch on set. There's even mention of an Avatar 10. Cameron most likely intends to complete this after he perfects cryonics and rises from a frozen state in 100 years, when technology can meet his demands for Smell-O-Vision.  Watch CBS News Videos Online

‘Me and Orson Welles’ Actress Kelly Reilly
Monday, November 23 by

Kelly Reilly is a proper British actress who plays a proper British female to perfection. She's starring in Me and Orson Welles, and this Christmas you can look for her in the slam bang action movie about a martial arts fighter: Sherlock Holmes.  A word from Kelly: "There’s nothing worse than being deadly serious about nudity."I don't know about that. Being nude all the time isn't too appealing either. How can we want to see you naked if you're always naked? The pics after the jump make me want to see Kelly naked.

‘Howling’ Reboot Is In The Works
Monday, November 23 by

This past weekend's success of New Moon has officially brought back the werewolf and it seems that Hollywood is joining Team Jacob. Variety reports that the classic horror film The Howling is moving forward with a reboot for release this Halloween. Seems like this trend is here to stay. I'm going to strike while the iron is hot and have my wolf shirt tattooed permanently to my chest.  (Variety)

12 Movies To Be Thankful For
Monday, November 23 by

This Thanksgiving, I thought about all the movies I’m thankful for. These aren’t just movies I like. These are movies that by all accounts should not exist at all, yet somehow they persevered through development, studio notes, critical derision and often box office failure, yet exist for eternity thanks to some filmmakers’ determination. Even in the last 10 years, there are 12 movies to relish on Black Friday morning when everybody’s up early shopping.South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

‘Avatar’ Has a Reasonable Running Time
Saturday, November 21 by

150 minutes. That's the final number for Avatar's running time, not 7 hours like some of us expected. Of course when you add credits, trailers, commercials, and, since it's the holidays, a campaign for some charity you won't donate to, we COULD be looking at around 7 hours.Cameron has said that one of the contraints on his decision about running time was the Imax runs, which only allow a movie that's using the system to run 170 minutes at the longest. Of course, if Cameron really wanted a version longer than 170 minutes I believe he would have just invented a new Imax system. Cameron doesn't work with Imax, Imax works with him.(via THR)

Photobomb Fridays: Troy + 2 Horny Greeks
Friday, November 20 by

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Witness Nic Cage’s Flowing Locks in ‘Season Of The Witch’ Trailer
Friday, November 20 by

Not to be confused with the crappy Halloween sequel of the same name, Season Of The Witch is a new gothic, thriller starring Sir Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman. The large-headed duo portray knights on a mission to bring a violent witch to an abbey for dewitchification and the witch is all like, "No. No. No." It's the Middle Ages equivalent of bringing Amy Winehouse to rehab.Check out the trailer after the jump.

‘New Moon’ Actress Ashley Greene
Friday, November 20 by

 Ashley Greene has starred in TV shows such as Crossing Jordan and Shark, but her big break came when she was cast as Alice Cullen in Twilight. Now she's reprising that role in New Moon, and I'm guessing that trend will continue for two more movies.A word from Ashley: "I think I’d like to play one of the villain vampires!"Be grateful for the role you were given!And YOU be grateful for the pics after the jump.

Steven Spielberg and Stephen King Bring Stephven Power to ‘Dome’
Friday, November 20 by

Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are teaming up to create a limited series based on King's recently released supernatural-thriller 'Under The Dome.' Dreamworks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable. The book revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.Dreamworks is starting to meet with writers, but I don't imagine Matt Groening and James L. Brooks will be considered. They've already done a similar project, and it would be silly to rework the material.(via Variety)

Jason Segel Wants You to Call Him
Friday, November 20 by

Jason Segel wants college girls interested in having sex with him to call him at 315-329-6673. He even wrote a little ditty about it and performed it with The Swell Season (Once actors Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova) at The Wiltern in Los Angeles last Wednesday. When you call the number you are given an email address to contact Segel (helptronics@gmail.com). No word yet if he responds, but if he screws even half the girls that write to him we're not going to be seeing him on a movie screen anytime soon. (/Film) 

‘Red Cliff’ Clip’s Horseplay Defies Physics
Thursday, November 19 by

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‘Jackass 3D’ Could Put Unpleasant Things in Your Face
Thursday, November 19 by

Jackass 3D is on Paramount's slate for 2010, and my senses couldn't be more disturbed. It's difficult to bare the Jackass stunts when they are at a safe distance, but a Steve-O's God-knows-what flopping around in front of my face? Neh eh. Some things we're meant to be left flat, veeeeeery rarely mind you, and Jackass might just be one of those things.There isn't any official news on the squeakqual (because those guys fart a lot), but the first two films were a box office success so it makes sense that Paramount would line up another one. Just imagine the kind of rig their going to have to construct to get a 3D shot of Johnny Knoxville lighting his pubes on fire with Everclear and Sterno. I think we've finally discovered what this transformative technology was meant for. (via /Film)

Conan O’Brien Warns Parents Against ‘New Moon’
Thursday, November 19 by

Last night on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien brought to the public's attention some inappropriate content that seems to infest tomorrow's much anticipated release New Moon. As if a pack of shirtless werewolves wasn't a bad enough slaughter of a teen's moral fiber, they had to take it three steps farther. If I had a teenage daughter she would NOT be seeing New Moon tomorrow. No siree. I'd rather she'd be having unprotected sex with some townie at a kegger than being exposed to this filth. 

‘New Moon’ Actress Anna Kendrick
Thursday, November 19 by

Anna Kendrick is just so damn adorable. She's also a natural born actress. She was great in the movie Rocket Science as a fast talking master debater, I'm sure she's great in New Moon (I'll ask some tween), and she's already getting major buzz for her role opposite The Clooney in Up in the Air. A word from Anna: "I'm a big dork."Adorable!Check out more ADORABLE pics after the jump.

T.J. Miller Auditions for ‘Yogi Bear’
Thursday, November 19 by

What better way to win the role of Ranger Jones in the Yogi Bear movie than to audition with a bear? That's exactly what comedian T.J. Miller decided to do after auditioning twice and still feeling like he needed that extra something to rise to the top of the pack. Actually, T.J. made the video with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts as a joke, but it got into the hands of Barry M. Meyer, chairman of Warner Bros., who enjoyed it while most likely chortling loudly through a thick cloud of cigar smoke. I just figure that's the only way studio moguls watch anything. T.J. will leave for New Zealand tomorrow to begin shooting. Doesn't leave much time for the method approach to acting… (TheApiary)

Will Ferrell Is Highly Overpaid
Thursday, November 19 by

Recently I reported that Forbes had crowned Simon Cowell the highest paid man on television. Now they've released a more pithy list and Will Ferrell sits at the top. Ferrell has been cited as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood based off the financial returns of his movies. This is of course due to flops like Land of the Lost and Semi Pro. An outraged Sean Penn commented, "Will Ferrell is one of our finest actors… who is willing to drop trow for laughs."Second on the list is Ewan McGregor, which is really hard to believe. Think about all the money that the Star Wars movies raked in. Not to mention Angels and Demons, Robots, Black Hawk Down, and Big Fish. Did The Island really do THAT poorly? (Forbes)

Tom Cruise’s Leaked ‘New Moon’ Audition
Wednesday, November 18 by

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Chinese ‘Blood Simple’ Remake Crazier Than Anything Werner Herzog Has Ever Done
Wednesday, November 18 by

We told you in July about Zhang Yimou's plan to remake Blood Simple. And in record time we have a trailer for the House of Flying Daggers director's take on the Coen Brother's classic. It seems like something may have been lost in translation.

Looks cuckoo-bananas to us Americans but this is business as usual for Asian audiences. To make matters far crazier, Yahoo also reports that this version will include 100% more rap than the original. They are reporting that Yimou himself has written a rap theme for the film and that he recently performed it on Chinese state television. So, an accomplished filmmaker has diverted from his career path to pursue rap at the risk of embarassing himself. Tread carefully Zhang Yimou. You don't want Joaquin Pheonix getting in your ass. (Yahoo)

Kevin Smith Can’t Get Away with ‘Dick’
Wednesday, November 18 by

Censorship has struck again, and not even Kevin Smith can wield his mighty sword to defeat it. The TV networks are prudes and don't like dirty words in their adveeeertissments (I wrote it like a proper British person would say it), so Smith's new comedy is changing "Dicks" to "Cops" for a title of A Couple of Cops, and the result is not double-entendre-y.This is disappointing because the new title doesn't make me giggle, it makes me drool. Maybe it's because I sometimes stick my pen too far up my nose, or it could be that it's so boring my brain seizes up in an effort to comprehend such a generic transformation. Hey, all you old people watching NCIS! You gonna have a heart attack if you see "Dicks" come up on screen? No, the WORD! Ahhhh, I can't talk to you people. (CinemaBlend) 

‘New Moon’ Actress Nikki Reed
Wednesday, November 18 by

Nikki Reed wrote the screenplay for the movie Thirteen at fifteen. It would have been more impressive if she would have written it at thirteen, but whatever. I guuuuess it's still quite an accomplishment. Now Nikki is reprising her role of Rosalie in New Moon. At 21 years of age. A word from Nikki: "I had hoped that girls all over the world would relate to Thirteen." I'm sure all the slutty, druggy ones did. Courtney Love probably balled while watching that movie. Balled right into her mound of cocaine.  The pics after the jump will have you doing the opposite of balling.

Justin Theroux To Rewrite ‘Space Invaders’
Wednesday, November 18 by

Based off Hollywood's new obsession with optioning everything that has ever existed, I automatically assumed that the classic video game Space Invaders was making its way to the big screen. Thankfully I made an ass out of "me" and "umption." Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux has been brought onboard to rewrite and possibly direct the Will Arnett-vehicle Space Invader. The movie tells the story of a space shuttle janitor who flies to the International Space Station to cock-block a hunky astronaut who has designs on his astronaut girlfriend.Never thought I'd see the day that I was thankful for a Harland Williams retread but with standards as low as they are these days, beggars can't be choosers.

12 Delicious Movie Theatre Munchies
Wednesday, November 18 by
J.J. Abrams Will Not Direct ‘Mission: Impossible IV’
Wednesday, November 18 by

Paramount Home Entertainment put on a huge bash at L.A.'s Griffith Observatory to celebrate the release of Star Trek on DVD and Blu-ray and Screen Junkies caught up with J.J. Abrams on the black carpet. When asked if he would return for another impossible mission with Tom Cruise, Abrams indicated that he will serve as producer but has another film he's helming that will interfere with him directing another Mission: Impossible.“The one I’m directing hopefully next year, I’m just in the early stages of that or middle of that, which is probably going to preclude my availability for doing Mission,” Abrams said. “Although I so love what the script is, what the story is. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are writing a script and they’re doing an amazing job so I’m already sort of envious of whoever ends up directing that movie.”Don't feel too bad J.J.. I'm sure there are people out there that are jealous of Felicity. Somewhere.

Jeff Bridges Rides The Dusty Trail to Oscar Bait In ‘Crazy Heart’
Tuesday, November 17 by

Jeff Bridges may soon be able to wipe away the stigma of "Four Time Academy Award NOMINEE" from his title and add the coveted "Academy Award Winner." The trailer for Crazy Heart gives him a role as strong as Mickey Rourke's in The Wrestler, but replaces bright spandex with a good 'ol fashioned gee-tar. The Dude plays Bad Blake, a broke down country music singer looking to find salvation with the help of a journalist (instead of stripper this time) played by I-look-like-a-sad-turtle Maggie Gyllenhaal. As Blake and the turtle struggle down the road of redemption, they learn profound things about  each other and themselves, and it changes their perception of the future. Basically.Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Tuesday, November 17 by

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More ‘Spider-Man 4′ Bull-Hooey
Tuesday, November 17 by

I turned out to be right when I reported last week that Rachel McAdams was definitely cast as Black Cat in Spider-Man 4 maybe. Today comes word from the actress that it is nothing more than an Internet rumor:“That’s a total rumor, I have to say,” the actress, who will next be seen in the Dec. 25 action-adventure tentpole Sherlock Holmes, tells EW. “I was hanging out in Toronto the other day and someone came up to me and said, ‘I just heard you’re doing Spider-Man 4.' And I said, ‘Really? No one told me!’ It’s not true.” A rep for Sony Pictures concurs: “It’s an Internet rumor, as so many things are these days.”See? So I was totally right possibly. But wait! There's more vague rumors surrounding the picture. A casting call for an adorable red-headed toddler went out yesterday leading many to speculate that Mary Jane Watson will be a mommy in the sequel. Whether the kid has any relation to Peter Parker remains to be seen. Casting will be difficult. They want a child who has both red hair and is adorable? Good luck dudes.(Entertainment Weekly)

‘New Moon’ Actress Noot Seear
Tuesday, November 17 by

Noot. Hehehe. What a silly name. It works in Aliens, but makes me giggle in the real world. Noot (hehehe, stop it!) is another model turned actress, and she's busting her career wide open by playing Heidi in New Moon. We'll see if she's got the goods, in an acting sense, by her ability to deliver more than a pouty expression.A word from Noot: "I think there’s something about flying that heightens emotion, because I was literally crying the whole way through each of those books."Of course flying heightens emotions. That's why (I've heard) sex in an airplane bathroom totally rocks. So put down your damn tween novel and go join the Mile High Club. Earns your wings by checking out more pics after the jump.

‘Demonic Toys 2′ Trailer
Tuesday, November 17 by

  Demonic Toys 2: Personal Demons Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos Finally the trailer for the sequel to Demonic Toys has hit! The footage for Demonic Toys 2: Personal Demons puts Avatar to shame. Who needs blue mutant cat people when you've got the dynamic duo of zombie baby and psycho jack in the box clown? James Cameron, hang your head in shame.Synopsis:

Joe Wright Directing ‘Hanna’
Tuesday, November 17 by

Period drama director Joe Wright is tucking away his Jane Austen boner for his next project. Focus Features is in talks with Wright to have him helm Hanna: an action-adventure-thriller that centers around a teenage assassin.Hanna is a 14 year-old Eastern European girl who was bred by the CIA to be a cold-blooded killer. After befriending a French family, she must fight to escape her grim destiny. Pffft. Teenagers. They have zero work ethic. "You are not going to the mall until you garrote the Prime Minister of Chechnya, young lady."  (First Showing)  

‘Bitch Slap’ Trailer Promises Plenty of Cleavage Blood
Monday, November 16 by

Bitch Slap is Quentin Tarantino's wet dream. It's a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s – 70’s, as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Basically there are breasts, bombs, and bullets. Need more? Then get out of my house. Check out the trailer. Bitch Slap Trailer – Watch more Movie TrailersThen bitch slap these links. What Your Haircut Really Says About You (HolyTaco) Elizabeth Lambert is Looking for a Date (TotalProSports) Ed Hardy D-Bags (TheChive) Best Nickelback Cover of All Time (FilmDrunk) 15 Amazing Two-Headed Animals (SuperTremendous) Greatest Villains Portrayed by Comedians (Pajiba) Carrie Prejean Has a Whole Lotta Sex Tapes (CelebJihad) 10 Kick Ass Video Game Clowns (Unreality) Viagra Desserts are Delicious (Asylum) Jets-Raiders Chick Fight Because of the Face Kick (BustedCoverage) Japanese Blowup Doll Wrestling (RegretfulMorning) The Physics of Superheroes (MadeMan) Stewart Calls Earnhardt 'No Talent S.O.B.' (AllLeftTurns) Jamaican Catfight (NothingToxic) Intercourse with a Vampire (Atom)