Goodfellas is one of the best movies ever made, but it offers education as well as entertainment. Below are nine of the most important messages you should hold on to after watching Martin Scorsese's classic, and while making your flimsy 2010 resolutions. So read on and pay attention, you rat, you. Everybody takes a beating sometimes.
Being a big fan of Brittany Murphy's work in Clueless, Sin City, and 8 Mile, I was saddened by her sudden passing yesterday morning. Even though many of her projects weren't exactly my cup of tea, whenever I did see one of her films I always thought she brought a fun, bubbly nature to the screen. There's no doubt that she possessed a great deal of talent. It's a shame we can no longer see it grow.Check out a few more fun, bubbly pics of Brittany after the jump.
"We stole these from J.J. Abrams."Jonah Hill's 21 Jump Street is inching closer to "thing that may actually happen" status. There's news that Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to take the reins. The movie, of course, centers on young cops who go undercover in high schools to prevent teen crimes. No strangers to comedic teen angst, Lord and Miller are also the creators of Clone High, a clever animated series whose untimely cancellation is a crime worse than anything Randy Quaid's wife ever did. Negotiations are in the works but it seems likely the duo will get the gig. After all, Jonah Hill really loves Meatballs. (Variety)
Several news outlets, including TMZ, are reporting that Brittany Murphy passed away this morning due to cardiac arrest. This is especially sad considering the actress was only 32 years old. Murphy was best known for her role as Tai in Clueless, where she got us all rollin' with the homies. You'll be missed, Brittany, so now we offer you one for being our homie these past several years.
Sarah! Your date is here!!Point your hungry eyeballs toward the new Daybreakers poster and feed them its creepiness. Check out the trailer if you don't know about the film's society of vampires plot. But is it really practical to hang upside down while wearing a suit and tie? Gravity would cause them to flop down on your face. That proves it! Double Stick tape is a vampire's best friend.
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The Coen Brothers are casting their new film True Grit, and they're looking for a 12-16 year old girl to fill the main role of Mattie Ross. As you'll note on the casting specs, YOU MUST BE A 12-16 YEAR OLD GIRL. It doesn't count if you feel like a 12-16 year old girl on the inside, or like to feel 12-16 year old girls. You must actually BE ONE. Take heed.Get a bigger look at the casting sheet by clicking here.
Lawrence is the one on the left.Lawrence Fishburne has been cast as Noland in the Robert Rodriguez produced, Nimrod Antal directed sequel Predators. There isn't info on who this Noland fella is or what he does in the movie, but Fishburne is currently playing him with gusto in Austin, Texas. The rest of the cast includes Topher Grace, Adrien Brody, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, and Walt Goggins. The new installment of the Predator franchise is about a group of humans who find themselves stranded on a planet home to Predators and must survive the horrors they encounter. I can think of no worse place to land than a planet of Predators. Wait, I take that back. A planet of these things would be far more terrifying:(Shudder…)Predators takes over theaters July 9th, 2010.(via BloodyDisgusting)
Emily Blunt is marrying Jim Halpert from The Office. Boooo. John Krasinski gets to hear her sexy British accent every morning when he wakes up and every night before he goes to sleep. He's already got Pam Beesly. Way to be selfish John Jim! A word from Emily: "I'd love to be exciting and say that I was the rebel at school, but sadly I wasn't."Rebels are intimidating to guys without motorcycles, such as I. Granted I still would have been too nervous to talk to you at school, but at least I wouldn't have been afraid of you. Don't worry, the pics after the jump are VERY nice.
Twas a fine decade for facial hair in cinema. There were men donning mustaches a plenty, but we toiled and twirled the 'staches we can't grow and picked the twenty best. Did we leave off your favorite one? Let us know who else sported an exemplary mustache on film in the past ten years.
Steve Carell and Tina Fey can't get enough of one another. Their movie Date Night doesn't open until April, but it now seems they are eyeballing their next project together. Mail-Order Groom is a comedy about a naive woman who ends up with an Eastern European husband. And she'll probably think the food he eats is weird and gross.This is only in the maybe stage right now due to their respective schedules. But wouldn't it be fun if they become an on-screen duo? Like another Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Chunk and Sloth. Would you like that? No?? Whatever. I was just asking on the behalf of a friend anyhow. (THR)
Today we receive the fourth and final Kick-Ass poster. This one centers on Hit Girl, the little girl that Nicolas Cage shot in the chest at point blank range. He's a Coppola! He can do whatever he wants!!Buzz around this film is that it is the end-all be-all so don't let this bland Sky High-esque poster throw you off. This one should be well-worth your hard-earned duckets. (IGN)
Get your mind out of the gutter, I obviously meant cat. The new teaser trailer for Shrek Forever After has dropped, and it showcases all the crazy characters we've come to know and love over the previous three films. The question is, will this fourth installment be as unnecessary as the last one? Probably not since anything with a green ogre in it seems to rake in sh*t buckets full of cold, hard cheddar. And this Shrek is in 3D, so Donkey or his poop will probably get flung at us or something. It appears that in Shrek Forever After, what Dreamworks is calling THE FINAL CHAPTER, we're transported to a far far away land called Far, Far Away Land where Shrek has never existed. Donkey doesn't know who he is and Puss is overweight and lazy. Tehe. Husky cats are funny. Shrek Forever After hits theaters May 21st, 2010. Check out the teaser trailer after the jump.
Bang, bang, development process. Bang, bang. Another day, another Spider-Man 4 news item. IESB is reporting that production of Spider-Man 4 (or Spider-M4N) is being put on hold until the studio and Sam Raimi can work out they sh*t.Apparently Sony hates the idea of the Vulture being the villian. But Raimi wants the Vulture because he's a weirdo who dresses in bizarre suits. Fashion-sense aside, they should listen to Raimi. Especially after the poop burrito that was Spider-Man 3. Granted, the Vulture sucks on paper. But if you leave Raimi to his own devices, he'll certainly find a way to make the character work on screen. And if he doesn't, Sony should be allowed to huck a tennis ball at him as hard as they can. That's how we settle things where I'm from. (IESB)
The first teaser trailer for The Runaways makes me want to disobey my parents, smoke, knock someone's trashcans over, and look at someone like they just totally don't get it. It stars Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie of the band, you guessed it, The Runaways. They were kick-ass chicks who didn't take crap from anyone, and they demonstrated this attitude in the songs that they sang. Plus they smoked…a lot. Dangerous! The Runaways premieres at Sundance next month, then hits theaters in March. Watch the teaser for the coming-of-age-biopic of the female rock band below.
Director: Floria SigismondiCast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael ShannonSynopsis: A coming-of-age biopic about '70s teenage band The Runaways.
Susan Boyle makes her feature film debut. Just in time for Avatar, we have a new Clash of the Titans trailer that absolutely defenestrates subtlety. It's essentially the teaser trailer with all the bells and whistles added. In it we see giant scorpians, Zeus, Hades, sand people, lava, dudes yelling, Medusa, Pete Postlethwaite, Pegasus, those helmets with mohawks on top, and palm eyeballs. But the real spectacle is Liam Neeson's Kraken. It's much larger than rumored. Clash of the Titans damns the Gods on March 26th, 2010. Watch the trailer after the jump.
DIRECTOR: Bryan SingerCAST: TBDSYNOPSIS: The original class of Xavier's School learn to use their powers for the greater good.
Bryan Singer is giving the fans what they want. At last night's Avatar blue carpet premiere, the director announced via live stream that he will be directing X-Men: First Class. The story takes the mutants back to their early days at Xavier's School and away from Brett Ratner's jelly-covered clutches. It's going to be awesome.If they stay true to the comics, the film will preserve the dark tone of the previous films and will not include Wolverine. There's no official word yet on which characters will appear in the film but the original first team was comprised of Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, and Professor X. When I was in school nobody had powers. Except for that one kid who could do a Chewbacca impression and that other guy who was unbeatable at Mortal Kombat. (Flickchart via First Showing)
OMG! OMG! OMG! (Heavy breathing) The… Iron… Man… 2… Trailer… Ngah… Ngah… Ngah… Is here! It's got Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Mickey Rourke playing a Russian named Heatrash, wait no, WHIPLASH, and War Machine with Don Cheadle inside of it! Iron Man 2 hits theaters May 7th, 2010. Watch the trailer after the jump while I expel the thick mucus building up in my lungs!
I've heard of a night of wild drinking, but this is ridiculous (Rim shot. Fart.)! The new trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine just materialized and it's got a bit of a retro vibe to it. First of all, John Cusack must be having the biggest mindf*cking of his life after being dropped back in to Better Off Dead. After that wild winter why would he ever want to go back to the slopes? Hot Tub stars Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke as friends who after a night of drinking Red Bulls and vodkas, and supposedly not playing "let's compare penises" in a whirlpool, travel back to the 80s, where all the people they know in the present are younger, and there are cassette tapes. Holy sh*t! My guess is there will be a ton of jokes based on the fact that things are different in the world now. Fingers crossed there's one about ungroomed pubic hair. Women's businesses be nasty back then. Hot Tub Time Machine materializes in theaters March 19th, 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Director: Steve PinkCast: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark DukeSynopsis: After a night of drinking Red Bull and vodkas, a group of guys travel back in time to when they were younger cads.Release Date: March 19th, 2010
Good God, Johnny Depp, what is wrong with you? Looks like Mama took a bottle of her happy pills and put on some makeup for her rendez-vous with Death. Aces, Tim Burton! You've officially put your stamp on one of the most beloved stories of all time and turned it into a Disney film that's sure to have kids pissing all over their Mickey Mouse bedsheets.
As I reported last week, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro are casting a wide net to find the stars of The Hobbit. Internet rumors then surfaced that contradicted that update. Latino Review claimed that Tobey Maguire would be donning the hairy feet of Bilbo Baggins. Maguire's publicist Kelly Bush has shot those claims down with a resolute "This is false!" Followed by a "boo yeah!" Kelly really isn't very mature. (Movieline)
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You never know what you're going to find when you play a viral video game on a movie website. In this case, it's the first official poster for Christopher Nolan's Inception. "Mysterious" is the first word that comes to mind when my eyes scan over the imagery. A sleek city, a pool of water in the streets, and Leo DiCaprio standing knee-deep in it holding a vibrator. What he's going to do with the sexual device, I have no idea, but it probably plays into the tag of the movie: Your Mind Is The Scene Of The Crime. If they've probed into MY mind, the MPAA is going to have a whole slew of problems with this film.If you'd like to play the game that reveals this poster, you can find it here. First Showing has even provided a strategy guide here. Or you can do none of these things and just enjoy that fact that I've already posted the damn thing for you above. I've even offered a link to some early leaked footage right here.
Legion Christmas Greeting for Grandma – Watch more Funny Videos Holidays can bring out the worst in people. Keep that in mind this Christmas when Grandma tells you that your baby is going to burn (most likely in Hell). Your first instinct will be to rail off and go house on the old bag, but she's old school. She don't fight fair. Legion brings a biblical apocalypse to theaters on January 22nd, 2010. Check out the red band trailer here.
Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson sings the hooks in The Black Eyed Peas songs that make us want to rip our hair out. But she's got a hot body, so I can kind of excuse her involvement with the band. If you want more of her gams, you can check them out in Nine this Christmas.A word from Fergie: "I won’t say how many men I’ve had sex with, but I'm a very sexual person!"I think we all know when women say something as salacious as that the number is well over 1000. Clear evidence that Fergie is a sexual person after the jump.
Wait for Rammstein to lead the charge. Note to directors: heavy metal music isn't always the best accompaniment to your visuals. You think it gets the viewer all amped up, and I'm wondering what the hell a gritty guitar riff has to do with chain mail that isn't part of a S&M scenario. The trailer for the Ridley Scott directed Robin Hood adopts the recently popular convention of making everything rock. Maybe it's because Russell Crowe is fat now and he needs music to make him appear bad-ass. I remember a time when putting down a turkey leg and picking up a dumbbell did that. Get back in the gym, Crowe! It's going to be hard to draw that bow with turkey leg grease on your fingers. The production of Robin Hood has been hampered with so many problems it's amazing that they got a trailer together at all. It gives us a taste of the bandit who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, but it's a taste that tastes an awful lot like other things that Ridley Scott has touched. And I was intending that to mean his sack. Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know if you're down with The Hood.
Thanks to a focus on gimmicky tactics to get butts into theater seats, 3-D cinema is in the middle of its biggest success since its inception. You may not believe this, but 3-D has been around almost as long as movies themselves. But, feature-length theatrical 3-D movies have only been around for about the past 50 years. 3-D has had its ups and downs, but every few years it pops up again, either trying to build on previous successes in the market, or finding a new way to exploit the technology. Sometimes, it's even used to exploit kids' fandom of Michael Jackson (see "Captain EO").I decided to look at a few of the features that have proved important creating 3-D cinematic history – sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes very bad.