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‘EXTRACT’ @ COMIC-CON W/ MIKE JUDGE, JASON BATEMAN & MILA KUNIS
Tuesday, July 28 by

EXTRACT Panel @ Comic-Con Pt. 1 – Watch Movie Trailers After the promising SOLOMON KANE presentation in Hall H, the crowd at Comic-Con was buzzing for geek legend Mike Judge to make a return to his OFFICE SPACE form with his latest flick, EXTRACT.  He was joined on stage by cast members Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis, as well.  Comedienne du jour Kristen Wiig could not make it because of filming commitments in New Mexico.  To Bateman's credit, he was running on an hour's worth of sleep, having just wrapped on the same shoot at 5am, which, it's safe to say, is Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Greg Mottola's alien comedy PAUL…

‘ALIENS IN THE ATTIC’ ACTRESS ASHLEY TISDALE
Tuesday, July 28 by

Alright, I'll admit, when I think of what alien-themed Summer flick our reader's will appreciate hearing about, I don't jump to Aliens in the Attic, I think of District 9.  However, having been lucky enough to have seen District 9 (review coming soon), I can note that the movie has a distinct lack of hot young Disney stars.  Aliens in the Attic, on the other hand, has the beautiful Ashley Tisdale.  The High School Musical actress seems to be keeping close to the kids movie/Disney path, so we can't expect to see her in any badass action films like District 9 just yet, but isn't her squeaky clean demeanor part of her appeal?A word from Ashley: "My agent didn`t want me on Disney because I`m older. But honestly, I`m not ready for older roles yet, or even the things older girls do. I am still young."Don't worry, we checked, and she's chronologically old enough for us to recommend that you check out more hot photos of Ashley after the jump!

‘SOLOMON KANE’ PANEL @ COMIC-CON STABS AUDIENCE IN HEARTS, AUDIENCE CHEERS
Tuesday, July 28 by

Everyone's been talking – including us – about Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar's KICK-ASS as being the sleeper hit of Comic-Con 2009, but there's another film deserving of some geek love, and that's SOLOMON KANE, whose panel had the fortune of being sandwiched in between Saturday's LOST: THE FINAL SEASON and EXTRACT presentations in the San Diego Convention Center's imposing 6000+ seat Hall H…

SOLOMON KANE
Tuesday, July 28 by

Director: Michael J. BassettCast: James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Mackenzie Crook, Max von SydowSynopsis: The movie tells the origins of Solomon Kane and is hoped to be the first of a trilogy of movies. When the story opens Kane is a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting in Africa, but after an encounter with a demon, The Reaper, he realizes he must seek redemption or have his soul damned to Hell. He returns to England and lives a life of peace, converting to puritanism, but soon the doings of an evil sorcerer upset his plans and he must take up arms again.

SACHA BARON COHEN THREATENED BY TERRORISTS
Tuesday, July 28 by

A militant Palestinian group is angry about their portrayal in Brüno and are now threatening to kill Sacha Baron Cohen according to a report from the Times Online. Cohen is taking the threat seriously and has upped his security. In the film, his alter ego tells Mr. Abu Aita, a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, that "Al-Qaeda is so 2001" and that "Osama looks like a kind of dirty wizard or homeless Santa.” I can understand Baron Cohen's fear but if I were him I would counter with the hard to refute statement, 'How about you don't?'Nothing threatening about these links… Family Guy episode aborted. (THR) Ben Silverman leaves NBC. (Variety) Judd Apatow can get anything he wants green-lit. (Worst Previews) Richard Kelly is not a cheap date. (The Playlist) Excalibur to be drawn again. (Cinema Blend) Harrison Ford Facial Expression Generator. (Cracked)

‘SAW VI’ FEATURETTE
Monday, July 27 by

Saw VI Sneak Peak – Watch more Movie TrailersThis popped up whilst we were at Comic-Con, so in case you missed it, here's the newest featurette for SAW VI.  It's yet another one of Jigsaw's ingenious, Rube Goldberg-esque deathtraps, this time involving a bunch of medical insurance employees. Heed Jigsaw's warning, President Barack Obama!  If you don't do something fast, a lot of American insurance workers are going to get ritualistically murdered. On the upside, the playground equipment industry is looking great.These links are looking a lot like the playground equipment industry:Erin Lea Wears Pink Skimpy Outfit (Gorillamask)A Flowchart For How To Break Up With Your Girlfriend (Holytaco)D.J. Caruso Making Dead Space Game Into Movie (Filmdrunk)New Tron Legacy Trailer Features Prominent Lightcycling (Manofest)AT-AT Loft Bed: On My List Of Things I Wish I Had As A Child (Walyou)Hot Tub Time Machine Should Be Funny, But Will It Be? (Pajiba)6 Modern Technologies Animals Invented Millions Of Years Ago (Cracked)15 Suggested Titles For The Octo-Mom Reality Show (Celebjihad)Practical Jokes For Your Closest Enemies (Mademan)BJ Penn's Pool Jump Now Rendered Unimpressive (Cagepotato)10 Awesome Movie Car Crashed (Allleftturns)A Great Gallery Dreams Vs. Reality Photos (Unreality)Turning Your Layoff Into The Good Life (Asylum)Syracuse Mascot Latest Novelty Wedding Reception Act (Bustedcoverage)7 MLB Players That Are/Were Probably On Steroids (Uncoached)9 People Who Are E-Famous For Trolling (Regretfulmorning)10 Ways To Predict The Winner Of A Boxing Match Or Barfight (Bachelorguy)Baseball Playing Robots Don't Need Steroids (Moondogsports)Wanna See Some Homemade Cyst Surgery? (Nothingtoxic)Star Wars Fan Film Winners Win Meet With Olivia Munn (Atomfilms)Mila Kunis Now Joins Portman And Arronofsky In Black Swan (Filmofilia)

‘THE COLLECTOR’ ACTRESS ANDREA ROTH
Monday, July 27 by

Turns out Madeline Zima was only the tip of the ice berg that is hot women in the new horror-heist thriller The Collector.  Today, we direct your attention to the lovely Andrea Roth.  She's been a TV and film star for quite some time, most recently in a recurring role on the edgy (meaning it's on basic cable and they actually say "sh*t!") drama "Rescue Me." A word from Andrea: "When they were casting, Denis [Leary] was very specific  that he didn't want any actors from L.A., and I was living in L.A. at the time."Yet she still got the part.  Can you blame Denis Leary though?  He would have been stupid not to cast her.  Check out more hot photos of Andrea after the jump!

“TRUE BLOOD” GIVES A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S TO COME
Monday, July 27 by

True Blood season 2 trailer Comic Con – Watch more Funny VideosThe producers of True Blood stopped by Comic-Con this past weekend with the trailer above in tow. It gives us a glimpse at the impending battle between the Dallas Vampires (not an XFL team) and the Light Of Day cult, Marianne's pursuit of Sam, strange bedfellows for Bill and Sookie, and a look at Evan Rachel Wood as the Vampire Queen. It looks like the show is finally ratcheting up the action this season. About time guys.Get your morning links here…Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis team up. (Cinema Blend) Michael Keaton joins Toy Story 3. (Empire)The Hottest Babes of Comic-Con 2009. (Cinematical)Commissioner Gordon says Batman 3 will film next year. (The Playlist) David Tennant will not join The Hobbit. (MTV)

MEGAN FOX TALKS ‘JENNIFER’S BODY’ @ COMIC-CON
Sunday, July 26 by

Most of the presentations at this year's Comic-Con were staged within the friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center, and all the parties were held at various hotels downtown.  But Twentieth Century Fox picked San Diego's Manchester Grand Hyatt as the venue for an evening with JENNIFER'S BODY, which included a screening, Q&A with cast and crew, and afterparty at the hotel's Kin Lounge.  Screen Junkies was lucky enough to get the invite for all of the above, and we have the scoop – including more foxy pics of Fox – after the jump…

‘THE BOOK OF ELI’ TRAILER LOOKS GRIM
Friday, July 24 by

And I mean that in a good way. Denzel Washington walks the road and kicks some ass all in the name of a piece of literature. I only wish the last 30+ seconds of the trailer weren't dedicated to credits. Maybe we could get a peak at this mysterious book. My guess is The Book of Eli, the novel that could save all mankind, is just a fancy version of Everybody Poops.  Today's Top Links:Paula LaRocca Is Lookin' Fine (GorillaMask)The Evolution Of Sluts (HolyTaco)The Light Bike From Tron Has Shiny Wheels (FilmDrunk)50 Epic Super Nerd Photos (Manofest)Hellraiser Pinhead Bobble Head (WalYou)Terry Gilliam and The Imaginarium (Pajiba)7 Trippy TV Commercials (Cracked)Cosplay Cuties Kick-Off Comic Con (CoedMagazine)Scarlett Johansson Bares It All (CelebJihad)6 Tips To Help Tolerate Traveling (MadeMan)Screw It, Afflication's Cancelled (CagePotato) Jonah Hex Poster With Fox-y Lady (UnrealityMag)Great Parliamentary Brawls From Around The World (Asylum)Baseball Players Do A Little Dance (BustedCoverage)Have Some Fun With Ice (Uncoached)How To Score Chicks At A Bar (RegretfulMorning)10 Ways To Predict The Winner Of A Fight (BachelorGuy)Happy Birthday Summer Glau With Pics (MoonDogSports)BMW Plus Pedestrian Equals Carnage (NothingToxic)Comic-Con II:The Atoming (AtomFilms)More Pirates Starting Next Year (Filmofilia)

‘IN THE LOOP’ ACTRESS ANNA CHLUMSKY
Friday, July 24 by

The political comedy In The Loop brings back a familiar face that has been gone for far too long.  There's a high probability that you'll remember Anna from her breakout role as Vada Sultenfuss in the classic My Girl, but after that there's nothing that really stands out.  As it turns out, this is because she took a lengthy hiatus from acting to get educated by the University of Chicago.  Now she's working her way back into the acting world, and we couldn't be happier.  She certainly makes watching a political comedy sound endurable.A word from Anna: "They spoil you rotten. If you want a glass of milk, they run off to get you one."While that quote was in reference to her working as a child actress, I'm pretty sure that kind of stuff would have happened even if she wasn't a star, she's just that good looking.  Check out more hot photos of Anna after the jump!

15 MINUTES OF CAMERON’S AVATAR TALK
Thursday, July 23 by

Alls I gots ta say is… let's get Avatarded in here!  We just got out of the AVATAR press conference with none other than James Cameron, and raced back to a quiet place so we could squeal like schoolgirls… and upload these videos of the visionary director talking earnestly about his project.   The huge news revealed today is that on August 21st – "Avatar Day" – select movie theaters and online outlets will be screening 15 minutes of the film for FREE.  That's how confident Twentieth Century Fox and Cameron must be about their product.  In fact, rumor has it that Fox head Tom Rothman cried like a baby during the screening in the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H*. * Not true. So settle in and enjoy Mr. Cameron wax on about his little movie.  PART 1:  Cameron on the film's character design.

‘ORPHAN’ ACTRESS VERA FARMIGA
Thursday, July 23 by

There might be something wrong with Esther in the new movie Orphan, opening this week, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with actress Vera Farmiga.  She plays the adopted mother of the titular orphan in the movie, even though she looks way too hot to be a mom.  As it turns out, she is almost about to have a baby in real life, completely shattering my concept of what a "mom" is supposed to look like.  Basically, what I'm trying to get at, is that she's really ridiculously good-looking.  Almost good looking enough to make Orphan look like it's worth watching.  However, after the Ring debacle of 2003 where I developed a massive fear of small creepy kids, I've learned to stay away from these types of movies.A word from Vera: "There are some times when I think acting can be a noble profession."Not sure if those "noble" times include doing intense sex scenes in The Departed and Running Scared, but I'm sure viewers appreciated them none the less.  Check out more hot photos of Vera after the jump!

SHUTTER ISLAND POSTER
Thursday, July 23 by

The poster for Shutter Island was just released and boy is it creeeeepy. If matches are Leo DiCaprio's only source of light on that island it's going to be a very dimly lit film. He's going to spend half the movie striking match heads on the back of matchbooks. And you know they don't always light the first time, so he'll probably get frustrated and throw the matchbook in a puddle, and then where will he be. "Screw this missing girl, I need a f*cking flashlight!"  Don't miss out on these morning links…The 300 Spartans go at it again (Hollywood Reporter)Anakin Skywalker is all messed up (FilmDrunk)There's no stopping Denzel (Variety)Iron Man 2 video game a work in progress (Cinema Blend)It's tough to get a job working for Wanda Sykes (Deadline Hollywood)

‘WATCH BABES, WIN WATCHMEN ON BLU-RAY’ CONTEST HAS A WINNER!
Wednesday, July 22 by

CONGRATULATIONS TO RYAN F. OF DENTON, TEXAS!YOU WON WATCHMEN DIRECTOR'S CUT ON BLU-RAY!  Your eyes must have been bleeding and you probably never want to look at another woman for at least a week, but Ryan, your perseverance and can-do attitude led you to discovering the golden ticket.  Fate took care of the rest, and now you have a copy of Zack Snyder's opus headed to Denton!Thank you to everyone who played along.  THis contest was a rousing success, so we'll likely be doing more like it in the future.  Winning FTW!THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, BUT YOU MAY STILL CLICK AROUND ON THE IMAGES AFTER THE JUMP!

‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ TEASER TRAILER #1
Wednesday, July 22 by

Dare I say Tim Burton is back?  Did he ever leave?  You could argue either way, but there's no arguing that his ALICE IN WONDERLAND looks like a winner.  Burton will be down at this year's Comic-Con – and so will Screen Junkies – so we'll keep you up to date with any further developments as they come.  We'll be quick on the draw with our Twitter.  But we'll make much more thorough posts right here.  Check back starting tomorrow and through the weekend for updates!Today's Top Links:The Return Of Amber Marie Mekush's Hotness (Gorillamask)How To: Make A Christian Horror Movie (Holytaco)Iron Man Pictures And Terrence Howard Commentary (Filmdrunk)50 Demented Children's Books (Manofest)Bacon Strip Bandaids Make Cuts And Scrapes Delicious (Walyou)Bright Star Trailer Looks Like Oscar Bait For Sure (Pajiba)5 Horrifying Apocalyptic Scenarios That Already Happened (Cracked)Dead Lady's Office (Maninthebox)Kermit The Frog Has Hit Rock Bottom (Sickpigs)5 Action Sequences You Would Definitely Screw Up (Coedmagazine)Awesome New Screen Shot From Twilight Sequel New Moon (Celebjihad)10 Hottest Chicks Of Action Sports (Mademan)Who Wants To Fight Fedor On A Week's Notice? (Cagepotato)Sam Raimi Is Directing The World Of Warcraft (Unreality)Literary Hoax So High Brow No One Got It (Asylum)The New York Post Gets Called Out (Bustedcoverage)Top 10 Hot Celebrities Over 45 (Uncoached)5 Spicy Movie Sex Scenes In Cars (Regretfulmorning)Lebron Dunked On Video Is Anticlimatic (Bachelorguy)Marc Antony And Jennifer Lopez Buy Stake In The Dolphins? (Moondogsports)How To Not Act At A Board Meeting When You Gambled Away $12,000 (Nothingtoxic)Harry Potter And The Office Of Unemployment (Atomfilms)2 District 9 TV Spots (Filmofilia)

‘THE ANSWER MAN’ ACTRESS LAUREN GRAHAM
Wednesday, July 22 by

The Answer Man, available on demand right now and in theaters this Friday, looks to be a romantic comedy that will play off of the strength of their ever-lovable cast.  That includes the likes of Jeff Daniels, Kat Dennings, and Olivia Thirlby, but the one we're most interested in is the romantic interest of the flick, Lauren Graham.  She won us over before The Answer Man with her heartwarming performance as Lorelai Gilmore through seven wonderful years of The Gilmore Girls… Erm, not that we watched that show or anything.  We were watching… Um, Prison Break instead… Yeah, Prison Break.  A word from Lauren: "These days I have to be extra nice in stores. It never fails that whenever I look as bad as I can possibly look or I am sort of cranky because the store is out of something, that is precisely the time when someone one will recognize me and say: 'I really like your show.'"She seems to be succeeding at looking extra nice in public, as evidenced by the photos of her that you can see after the jump!

TRAILER FOR ‘BRONSON’ IS HAPPY TO KILL YOU IN RETURN FOR JAIL TIME
Tuesday, July 21 by

BRONSON Trailer is CA-RAAAZYYYY! – Watch more Movie TrailersThe trailer for the independent flick BRONSON has hit the 'nets, and boy does it hit hard (and with a great soundtrack to accompany said pummeling, which is really the only way to pummel).  It reminds me a little bit of TRAINSPOTTING in that way, only instead of heroin, the lead character is addicted to inflicting pain and stealing loot.  The film is based on real life criminal and glutton for punishment Michael Peterson, who spent 34 years of his life behind bars, 28 of which were in solitary.  The film's title comes from the nickname he adopted: Charles Bronson.  As the real Charles Bronson said, "Audiences like to see the bad guys get their comeuppance."  If that holds true, this should be one orgasmic audience pleaser. Read more on BRONSON at The Playlist.Here are today's Top Links worth going to prison for:Michelle Moya Is Quite Hot (Gorillamask)The Kama Sutra For Fat People (Holytaco)Patrick Swayze, In True Roadhouse Fashion, Is Kicking Cancer's Ass (Filmdrunk)The 10 Funniest Moments In "The Price Is Right History" (Manofest)Wacky Kitchen Gadgets! (Walyou)A Beginner's Guide To Classic Films (Pajiba)6 Ways The Recession Has Made The World Suck Less (Cracked)Join The Lemon Party (Sickpigs)Too Hot In The Kitchen: 77 Homemaking Hotties (Coedmagazine)Chris Brown Threatens Rhianna With An Axe (Celebjihad)How To Date A Celebrity (Mademan)Stephen Colbert Shows Brock Lesnar How To Treat A Sponsor (Cagepotato)A Gallery Of Sexy Stormtroopers (Unreality)Chinese Pool More People Than Water (Asylum)Ben Roethlesberger Turns TV Repair Into Sexual Assault? (Bustedcoverage)5 Polite Employment Rejection Translations And Their True Meanings (Uncoached)How To Fit In Like A Guido At The Beach (Regretfulmorning)If Pro Sports Went Coed, Who Would You Draft? (Bachelorguy)2009 NFL Rookie Signings (Moondogsports)

9 STANDUP COMEDIANS WHO SHOULD BE STARS
Tuesday, July 21 by

Seems like 9 times out of 10, the headliner on a feature film comedy has his or her roots in the stand up comedy circuit.  Think about the mega-bankable big…

‘THE COLLECTOR’ ACTRESS MADELINE ZIMA
Tuesday, July 21 by

What good is a horror film without its hot young starlets?  No good, that's what it is.  Luckily, The Collector, the new horror flick from Project Greenlight winners-turned-Saw scribes Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, has its bases covered in the category of beauties.  Madeline Zima, best known as the Lolita-esque character Mia in the Showtime series Californication, stars in the film, which sounds like a mix between a heist film and the kooky violent traps found in all of  the Saw flicks (there are about 15 of those now, right?).  We're all hoping that she does not find her way into a bear trap-like device that threatens to rip her head off, as it is far too pretty for decapitation.A word from Madeline: "I'm a huge dork, trying to please all the wrong people."While we don't like to think of ourselves as "the wrong people," she's certainly pleasing to look at.  Check out more hot photos of Madeline after the jump!

THE COLLECTOR (2009)
Tuesday, July 21 by

Director: Marcus DunstanCast: Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth, Josh StewartSynopsis: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. 

‘MYSTERY TEAM’ TRAILER #2 IS HERE!
Monday, July 20 by

MYSTERY TEAM Trailer #2 – Watch more Movie Trailers The new trailer for international internet comedy sensation Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team is on the case, and color us intrigued.  What is the color of intrigue, you ask?  Good question, we answer.  Then we avoid the subject entirely by not-so-tactfully changing it back to the film, which is  "a dark comedy that follows the lives of three high school age friends who are still holding on to their Encyclopedia Brown-esque childhood detective club. Of course, their world is turned upside down when they are presented with a real, adult mystery." On the adult mystery scale, this looks funnier than "Murder She Wrote," but not quite on the level of a "Father Dowling Mysteries," which was hilarious because priests don't solve mysteries in their spare time!  They're too busy covering up mysteries for their pedophile buddies. [via Film Drunk, via Film School Rejects]Here are Today's Top Links: Nicole Gagne In A Variety Of Skimpy Outfits (Gorillamask) What Her Pet Really Says About Her (Holytaco) Sony Buys Michael Jackson Footage For A LOT Of Money (Filmdrunk) This Guy Rules At Everything (Manofest) A Pacman Guitar Is Cool, Right? (Walyou) John Goodman Going Back To Television (Pajiba) 7 Fatal Injuries That People Somehow Survived (Cracked) Flavio Briatore Is A Man To Look Up To (Sickpigs) Spencer Pratt Wants To Rap; World Becomes More Bleak (Coedmagazine) Apparently The UK Still Cares About Lindsay Lohan (Celebjihad) 5 Flawless Road Trip Soundtracks (Mademan) Michael Bisping Ready To Bounce Back (Cagepotato) More Trailers Set To The Arcade Fire (Unreality) Giant Jellyfish Descend Upon Japan (Asylum) Michael Jordan And Inflatable Penis Share Face TIme On NBC (Bustedcoverage) 9 Year Old Kid Has The Blues (Uncoached) The Best Gift You Could Get Your Girlfriend (Regretfulmorning) Polefitness Is The New Hot Competitive Sport (Bachelorguy) Man Charged $23 Quadrillion For A Pack Of Cigarettes (Moondogsports) Cop Pulls Disabled Woman From Flaming Car (Nothingtoxic) Little Mac Vs. Soda Popinski (Atomfilms) The First Prince Of Persia Posters (Filmofilia)

MYSTERY TEAM
Monday, July 20 by

Director: Dan EckmanCast: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza, Matt WalshSynopsis: At age seven, Oakdale's Mystery Team was a band of kid detectives dedicated to solving child-sized mysteries (like who put their finger in the pie, and who stole the tricycle), and the town loved them for it. Now they're eighteen years old, about to graduate from high school, yet they're still storming the playground to bust little kids, and the town of Oakdale is sick to death of it.When a little girl sees their sign advertising "Mysteries Solved, Ten Cents," she asks the gang to find out who killed her parents. The Team embarks on a mystery that takes them deep into a violent conspiracy that sees their lives threatened, their friendship strained and tests their claim that they're "real detectives."

temp monday link dump
Monday, July 20 by

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‘FUNNY PEOPLE’ ACTRESS AUBREY PLAZA
Monday, July 20 by

Judd Apatow has a knack for finding women that manage to be very funny and incredibly hot at the same time for his movies.  For Funny People, he has found Aubrey Plaza, and up and coming actress and comedian who plays Seth Rogen's love interest in the film.  She also stars on the small screen in NBC's Parks and Recreation.  As a small side note, her Sarah Silverman impression is dead on.A word from Aubrey: "Wilmington is pretty small. There wasn't a ton to do there, but it definitely made me more creative because I had to kind of find my own thing to do, which is why I started making weird, funny videos."So growing up in a small and boring town is the secret to creating a hot and funny personality… Very interesting.  Check out more photos of Aubrey after the jump!

CREEPY KIDS FROM MODERN MOVIES
Monday, July 20 by

Something's Wrong with Esther. That's the tagline for the film Orphan opening wide this Friday. Either it's just me, or there's been something wrong with a lot of kids at the cinema as of lately.   It used to be we'd occasionally get an outstanding f*cked up youngster:But now it seems there's a flock of mediocre mini sociopaths running amoke on the silver screen. Have the parents in these films never heard of a child psychologist? Or a good punch to the temple? Both are effective for different reasons, but I can guarantee you that either method will get your demented offspring, or unfortunate adoption, to quit lighting your pets, houses, and better behaved children on fire. That is unless head shrinking and corporal punishment really pisses them off. Then you might just have to put them down for good.

’500 DAYS OF SUMMER’ ACTRESS ZOOEY DESCHANEL
Friday, July 17 by

Being hailed as this year's breakout Sundance hit, 500 Days of Summer opens in limited release this weekend.  While I cannot attest to whether or not it's a breakout Sundance hit, I can confirm that it is a breakout reason to see Zooey Deschanel act adorable on a giant movie screen.  Although, to be fair, every movie she is in counts as one of those.  From small parts in films like Almost Famous to a romantic lead in the holiday classic Elf, she's been every indie nerd's dream for quite a while (she even has a respectable indie band, for goodness sakes!).  She even made The Happening bearable!… well, ok, she actually didn't, but it's not like she hurt the already awful movie or anything.A word from Zooey: "I don't really like to go out very much. I'm not scandalous. I'm not, like, in this to be famous. I also find it so embarrassing when you read about people and it's like they were so trashed at Skybar and stumbling around. I don't want to be that person. That's just so embarrassing to have that written about you."…And that's exactly why you're awesome, Zooey.  Check out more non-scandalous, albeit very pretty, photos of her after the jump!

KICKASS ‘KICK-ASS’ COMIC-CON POSTER BY JOHN ROMITA JR.
Friday, July 17 by

I love a good unofficial poster.  They're almost always a lot cooler than the the authorized versions.  And the collector in me likes the whole limited edition-ness of them, too.  I know that my signed "Dwight Yoakam live at the Wiltern Theater 2007" poster will one day be worth at least $7 to someone.  And I only paid $15 for it.  That's called smart investing.Speaking of smart investing and nerdery, Screen Junkies is headed to Comic-Con for the first time ever this year, and it brings me great pleasure to show you the above special edition Kick-Ass poster designed exclusively for Comic-Con 2009 by artist John Romita Jr.  He's the artist behind the original Kick-Ass comic book series, on which Matthew Vaughn's film is based.  I once met Mr. Romita Jr. and he signed my copy of Ghost Rider, Punisher, Wolverine: Hearts of Darkness AND Cable #1.  I still have both issues.  I still have a lot of issues from the early '90s.  Like painful self-loathing.Here are your kickass weekend links:Amber Marie Mekush On The Beach (Gorillamask)Open Letters To Annoying People (Holytaco)Judd Apatow Interviews Adam Sandler (Filmdrunk)The 69 Sexiest Women Dressed As Wonder Woman (Manofest)Star Wars Themed Battleship! Yes! (Walyou)The 5 Best Whimsiquirkilicious Films Of The Decade (Pajiba)5 Unintentionally Hilarious Work Saftey Videos (Cracked)Michael Jackson In The Year 2000 (Sickpigs)The 10 Most Awesome Old School Nickelodeon Theme Songs (Coedmagazine)Pam Anderson And Mischa Barton Are Zombies (Celebjihad)Accessories For True Men (Mademan)10 Awesome Pixar Mashups (Unreality)15 Beautiful AND Intelligent Women (Asylum)Margo McAuley Is The Hottest NCAA Junior Athlete (Bustedcoverage)Things Hugh Hefner Probably Says Before Having Sex (Uncoached)6 People Who Will Ruin Your Summer Pool Experience (Regretfulmorning)Manliness Of Yesteryear: The Liquid Lunch (Bachelorguy)2009 SEC Coaches All-SEC Preseason Team (Moondogsports)Hammer Vs. Hand Or Face Vs. Fire Extinguisher (Nothingtoxic)Inappropriate Workplace: Big And Baby (Atomfilms)Inglourious Basterds TV Spots (Filmofilia)

(500) BABES OF SUMMER – PAGE 2
Friday, July 17 by

         

WIN FREE TICKETS TO ‘TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN’
Thursday, July 16 by

Are you one of the five people who haven't seen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen yet?  Already seen it nineteen times but looking to make it an even twenty?  Hate spending money on movie tickets, but your Catholic guilt is prohibiting you from illegal torrents?  Well, fret not!For a limited time, Burger King & Break Media are giving away 1,000 free Fandango ticket codes to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in theaters. Click on the ad banner on the right side of this page and you'll head to the entry page.  Hurry, before this promotion goes to Autobot heaven, where it will be taught a valuable life lesson by the Primes and then hurled back down to Earth where it will be too busy finishing off Megatron and The Fallen to deal with your ticket needs.