This is just a reminder that YOU are the best around. No one is ever going to get you down. Not even dudes from the 80's with blond hair.
This was just sent to me by special correspondent Matt Sears. It's exactly what it says it is. Its Locke and Eko watching a movie. A totally awesome movie. It also raises a really important question. Why don't we have more artificially intelligent robot friends yet? We have the technology. I'm guessing it's just an issue of political will.
The just don't make movies like The Never Ending Story these days. Kid flying around on a magic BFF dragon dog. That was a FILM. What? They're remaking it? Please, PLEASE tell me that George Lucas is not involved. He's done enough damage to all of us. Here's your news.If the Story is Never Ending, How Can There Be A Remake? (Cinematical)Total Recall is Recalled Back to Theaters (/film)Samuel L. Jackson Is On Board For Iron Man 2 (Filmonic)A Glowing Review of Watchmen (Reel Movie News)
This video serves as yet another bit of proof as to the absolute superiority of Japanese TV shows in the realm of 'finding people with amazing and bizarre skills.' How does this guy brush his teeth? Nunchucks. How does he do his taxes? Nunchucks. Change a baby's diaper? Nunchucks. Everything. Nunchucks.
The term Zeitgeist is a German word that means "when two people have the same idea to make a movie about a mall cop at the same time." Seriously, look it up. Blart did really well. In a money making sense. I never saw it. I skipped my screening because I had the intuition that another, far superior mall cop movie would come out. Germans have a word for that type of intuition. And that word is Blart.Director: Jody HillCast: Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael PeñaSynopsis: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show.Genre: ComedyRelease Date: April 10, 2009
Wednesday. The Middle of the week. A week where we are all totally not reeling from the devastatingly-predictable Academy Awards. An academy awards where a gay man beat a wrestler and Hollywood got outsourced in the best possible way. Here's some news from this week. Danny Boyle Buys houses for Slumdog Kids. AWESOME (/film)Really? Gondry? Green Hornet? Rogen Speaks (MTV)Amenabar’s Epic AGORA In Trailer Form. With Rachel Weiss (Twitch)Avatar Shot on 197 Cameras. At the same time (Filmonic)
This show sort of eluded my radar so I watched the first episode ala On Demand last night. It was pretty good, which means I have 12 episodes to watch before the season two premiere, which is doable. By the way AMC, when does Mad Men come back? I need me some Don Draper. In a Viking way.Here's the blurb: Catch up on Breaking Bad with this :90 recap of Season 1, just in time for the Season 2 premiere March 8 on AMC. For more info check out AMC TV.
It was a bummer that The Wrestler was snubbed last night at the Oscars. Sean Penn did a great job with Milk and yada yada yada whatever. But Rourke's performance was captivating on a whole different level. Plenty of people outside of the Academy realize that, which is why he's picked up so many other awards. The above video is a reminder of why he's so rad, and a refreshing voice among the trite, breathless acceptance speeches we're all so used to. Kate Wislet– whistle so I can point at you. Great.
Once again, I am faced with a deficit of TV recaps to post. Im temped to post rerunrecaps, but that would go against every principle of the internet. Luckily, there is a nice slew of morning news on this Friday, Feb 20th, the Year Of Our Lord, 2009.Screenjunkies Will Be Liveblogging the 2009 Oscars HERE. Slumpuppies Will Go To The Oscars (Filmdrunk)Twilight Two Has A New-New Title (MTV)Linda Hamilton To Crawl Out Of Cave, Voice Terminator Salvation (Filmonic)Mel Gibson To Crawl Out Of Cave, Yell About Jews (Pajiba)Early Buzz For Watchmen (/Film)
Word on the internet street is that someone spilled the beans or opened the letters or whatever and published the Oscar winners. Im actually more interested in watching them just to see if the leaked list is actually legit. It's after the jump, so only click through if you are like me and the main reason you watch the ceremony is for all of those beautiful dresses and ad-hock Jack Black musical numbers, and not the suspense.
Wednesday means its time for a hump dump. There's a few things that have been happening, but nothing more earth-shattering that the death of Mickey Rourke's dog Loki. He was 18, and has been pawing on heaven's door for a while. TMZ had a very informative question and answer session with the actor while he chain smoked around other peoples dogs on the streets of NY. Here's the rest of your (poop) scoop.Screenjunkies is all UP in that Twitter. Follow us.Paul Dano Adopts An Asian Baby (Film School Rejects)
By now we've all put away our Rutherford B. Hays commemorative China sets and have set out for a nice four day week. There's not a lot of news happening this week in the world of Movies and TV. Unless you count 17 new Watchmen viral videos. Which I'm not posting. Here are your links.
Director: Tom Tykwer Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Jack McGee, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen Synopsis: In The International, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Genre: Thrillers Release Date: February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th Friday the 13th Trailer 2 – Watch more Funny VideosA group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Mears) and his deadly intentions.Read our review by Mr. Buck Russell.
The hardest thing about this whole charade that Joaquin is pulling on the world has got to be keeping a straight face during the parts that are really funny. He does a good job not laughing until the end. But Dave gets him. I really wonder if he's making tons of enemies with this stunt?
There isn't really a reason to watch the show Wife Swap. But it's provided the internet with a few characters over the years who we can enjoy in videos like this. I cant watch without wanting to drive to San Francisco and punch this guy right in his stiff-upper-lipped monocle. His shirts are amazing. They say things like 'Tree-Hugger' and "Sus-Tain-Ability." They might be homemade. ARRRGH, it's infuriating. More on Mr. Fowler, and some other links. Stephen Fowler Is A Jerk Face (Gawker)ALERT: You Need To Watch Joaqin on Letterman Tonight (AICN)Look! It's Tom Cruise. And he's Running! (Unreality)
Land Of The Lost was one of my favorite shows as a kid. But from a mix of too much beer, some head trauma, and the fact that I was very young when it was on, I can not remember anything other than the intro song. Which means that if this adaptation misses the mark, I wont be able to tell. And I'll be too busy laughing at Danny McBride. The man is a genius. Director: Brad SilberlingCast: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride, Pollyanna McIntosh, Michael PapajohnSynopsis: Three adults inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak.Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Release Date: June 5, 2009
That girl who got famous by screaming is all grown up (sort of) and completely monopolizing the box office this weekend. The good thing is that she's in movies that look worth watching. Yes, Coraline is based off a children's book– but it's supposed to be mildly unsuitable for children, and it's in 3D. Push has her as a Jean Grey-like mindreader who teams up with an older dude with crazy telepathic abilities to take down the man. Is she kind of cute? Find out by seeing her all weekend long. Your Movie Preview after the jump.
Transformers trailer if it were honest – Watch more free videos It is F'ING MICHAEL BAY DAY at Screenjunkies. This little gem comes from our comrades at Holytaco. And I don't care how loud the noises are. I will be seeing this movie. KA-BOOM.
I first saw Demetri at the UCB Theatre in New York in 2004. I still think of it as one of the most original and hilarious live shows I have ever seen in my entire life. He has stayed relatively obscure and relegated to the favorite lists of comedy dorks and industry types. He had a stint on The Daily Show where he covered trends, like Myspace and Drinking wine, offering such suggestions as "If you are going to eat red meat, drink red wine. If you are going to eat fish, drink white wine. And if you are a vegan, you are annoying." It's the subtle play on words and Mitch Hedburg style of irony that makes him so good at what he does. But in a world where Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia are some of the most popular comics, will Demetri ever have mass appeal? Decide for yourself, Wed Feb 11th at 1030. A few more videos after the jump.
Like I said before— I don’t really care that Bale screamed at a DP. That kind of thing happens constantly in Hollywood. In fact, if you do the stats a DP gets screamed at every 4.7 seconds. What I do care about are the awesome ways that people use what others consider newsworthy to make HI-LARIOUS things. This one is my favorite one yet. Here are a few more to look at:Fake Warner Guy: Bale Is A Tornado Of PAIN (Filmdrunk)Bale Writes An Op-Ed. For Holytaco. (Holytaco)RU Professional REMIX (Youtube)WHAT DONT YOU UNDERSTAND!? (Pajiba)
The big news today is obviously Christian Bale blowing out his o-ring on the set of Terminator. I get it, the dude was acting, someone screwed up, got his eye-line. People yell in Hollywood EVERY day. In fact, people yell in every industry every day. The ones with the power usually do the yelling. Why? Because they can. Plus, Christian Bale is a Mom-Beater. Here are your links, screamy. Christian Bale Screamgate…REMIXED (Filmdrunk)This Whole Arizona Porn Clip Thing Ain't Nothin New (Sound&Vision)Terminator 4 Concept Art Looks Transformery (Unreality)Yes, Even The Most Successfull Olympians Take The Pot (Pajiba)
These are "outtakes" from the eTrade talking babies campaign. I think it's kind of awesome that giant corporations are now in an ad world where they are not beholden to FCC regulations. They can do way more risky things and end up getting way more intentional views of their spots just by having them online. The PETA thing is a perfect example, even though they are a traditional business. They were banned from being aired during the game so the blogosphere basically distributed the video for them. As more and more companies realize that the traditional 'make a multi-million dollar commercial and then pay a pile of money on a 30 second spot' is not the way to go, it's going to shake things up. Which is why I'm stockpiling ammunition, canned food, and bottled water.
Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. -imdbRelease Date: June 26th, 2009Rating: N/AStudio: Dreamworks SKG
We are living in exciting times people. EXCITING TIMES. When Rutherford B. Robot invented the first robot, I doubt he had the foresight to visualize just how far things would come. But today, with Rutherford's dream realized, we stand perched on a new world of fighting machines. We now enter a bold era of metal on metal destruction. And we have people like Michael Bay bearing the standard on our march. Awesome. BOOM!
Ahh yes– Superbowl Sunday. Better eat til you puke, watch crazy ads (Sobe has one in 3D!), and bet lots of money on the only game that matters, EVER. To kill time before that you have a movie with Liam Neeson beating the everloving crap out of Albanian woman-smugglers, and a horror movie with an actress that made a porn with Seth Rogen. Oh yeah, the Boss* is playing the half time show. Your preview, and possibly the best football themed music video ever produced after the jump.
Superbowl Sunday. Quite possibly the best Taken Taken Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailer The Uninvited The Uninvited Trailer – Watch more Entertainment
Everybody's gotta have a viral video these days. I gotta give these two credit for the intricately choreographed little duo dance. I would not have the cranial capacity to remember all the movies. Impressive. Now get back to work.
Little Billy spends so much time raising these here prize pigs he can't possibly internet-surf around to get his movie news. That's why he uses screenjunkies.com. Are you a fat kid that raises pigs? Then welcome home. Here are your links, pinkie. Robert Rodriguez To Catch A Predator, Reboot It (Filmdrunk) Megan Fox Is Laura Croft? No She Isn't (UnrealityMag) Dr. Manhattan: I Can Clearly See Your Nuts (Playlist) Why Would I Use My Penis To Work On Your Car? (Tubefilter) Arrested Development Development No Longer Arrested? (/Film)
I had to watch this a few times and do some googling around to figure out if it was fake or not. The problem/great part about having cheap, readily available digital technology is that there are plenty of people that think they will somehow convince a director to make their movie, so they make shorts like this. At least it can provide us with some laughs. So here's to all the Sal Lupos out there living the dream.