"What's that I see, MGM? Me droppin' your ass!"Guillermo Del Toro has officially stepped away from directing duties on The Hobbit, a film that for the past two years has really been more of a wish than an actual project. Guillermo made the announcement on The Lord of the Rings fansite TheOneRing.net:“In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life. After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures."He said he would continue collaborating on the scripts with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Phillippa Boyens. Guillermo decided to leave the project due to the fact that most directors enjoy directing movies and floundering MGM doesn't have the cheddar to make The Hobbit a reality. Sure, they say they'll have the cheddar eventually, but if the company were dealing with a bookie, all of that lion's legs would be broken and his cubs would blindfolded and gagged in a room with leaky pipes. Lesson: don't make promises you can't honor. Now go back to your burgers and hot dogs, readers.
A cheap and tired joke? Perhaps, but screw you! I'm working on a holiday!A film about an ogre, a donkey, an overweight pussy and woman who alternates between hot and disgusting ended up losing to Shrek Forever After at the weekend box-office. Sex and the City 2 took in an estimated $32.1 million (Friday to Sunday), compared with Sherk's $43 million.The poor showing by SATC2 seriously calls into question any hope of a third installment, which is the best news I've heard all month. However, Sex fans can take solace in the fact that they did better than Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which brought in only $30.1 million despite a budget rumored at $200 million. (HitFix)
I just assumed Green Lantern would tell the story of a test pilot who finds a ring that grants him fantastic powers. CBM got the official synopsis and it's so much more than that. Just kidding. It's still about a guy who finds a ring. Why am I posting this? I think the more important question is why am I not at a barbeque?? Let's have those two questions answer one another.FULL SYNOPSIS AND CAST AND CREW DETAILS AFTER THE JUMP…
Dennis Hopper has died at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer. The actor best known for his roles as manic, narcotic enthusiasts started his career playing tamer characters. He starred as the son of wealthy rancher Rock Hudson in Giant, and a convict in Paul Newman's corner in Cool Hand Luke.It was his turn as a hippie biker in Easy Rider, a hippie journalist in Apocalypse Now, and oxygen-sucking Frank Booth in Blue Velvet that made us all realize what Hopper was preparing for his entire career — blowing up Keanu Reeves in Speed. Or playing King Koopa in Super Mario Bros. I get those two roles mixed up. Either way, let's hope he's at the pearly gates right now giving St. Peter a pop quiz. Hot shot.You'll be missed, Mr. Hopper.
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One of these men has an enlarged prostate. No you're not looking at a pharmaceutical campaign, that's the new Legends Poster for The Expendables. It's about a bunch of men who do mercenary work in between trips to the bathroom for wee wee. I kid, I kid, don't stroke out. In fact, in the new sneak peak of the movie, the guys are bruising more ass than whippersnappers one-third their age. "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy also helps with the playful tone of the footage. If they used Linkin' Park for the backing track, then we'd know shit is about to get real. Check out the sneak peak after the jump. The Expendables works its way into theaters August 13, 2010.
Survival of the Dead R, 90m., 2010 Cast: Kathrine Munroe, Kenneth Welsh, Richard Fitzpatrick, Devon Bostwick and Alan Van Sprang Written and Directed by George A. Romero Survival of the Dead is so cartoonish, that you wouldn’t be surprised to see the cast of Looney Tunes popping out of nowhere and blasting away some Zombies. Marking his 6th official journey into the world of the undead, legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, creates a hybrid Z-picture that can be decribed as part Western, part cartoon, and part iconclastic horror movie.MORE OF THE REVIEW AFTER THE JUMP.
Beat it, Feldman!! As you can tell by the sound of "Cry Little Sister" pumping out of your speakers, here is the trailer for Lost Boys: The Thirst. Corey Feldman returns as Edgar Frog, who reteams with his brother Alan to fight the war on vampire drugs. More importantly, the film co-stars Tanit Phoenix (pictured above left). If you don't know who that is, look her pictures up and cancel your plans for tonight. The only thing preventing this from being a blockbuster is the fact that Corey Feldman is starring in the Vin Diesel role. If a movie features wall-running and the line "If I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna need weapons," it should automatically star Vin Diesel. He should just mysteriously appear a la Candyman. CHECK OUT THE TRAILER AFTER THE JUMP…
"SUPER-POKKKEEEEEE!!!!!!!!"Good news for me and all of my demographic!! I caught wind that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is mounting an integrated campaign via Facebook to release its new trailer sooner than expected. All that I and my fellow page impressions need to do is socially network with Scott Pilgrim's Facebook page and click the "Like" button. Once the page accumulates 100,000 likes, the trailer will be released. NEXT LEVEL SYNERGY!!What a cool concept that's sure to pop with me and my unique visitor peers. What a thrilling time to be a live, human boy!!
Lindsay Lohan is starring in posters for Inferno, a biopic about Deep Throat porno queen Linda Lovelace. She's also apparently starring in the film, once they get the whole funding, supporting cast, production start date thing worked out. Lohan spent last week stumbling through the crowded streets and bitchin' yacht parties in Cannes to drum up support. Not the best marketing strategy if you ask me. Snotty quips and vomit have never sold a movie. …that Mickey Rourke didn't star in. Producers were touting along the French Riviera that Inferno will begin shooting in the Fall. They figure if they offer up a general time of the year the bigwigs will pony up some dough. "Fall! Well that sounds like a season that movies shoot!" Luckily it's far enough down the line that Lindsay's court-mandated ankle bracelet will no longer be an issue. Either the authorities will remove it or she'll have knawed through it during a house music, Red Bull and vodka withdrawal fit. (Cinematical)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time PG-13, 116m., 2010 Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina Directed by Mike Newell Screenplay by Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro…
How a gentleman smells his fingers.Paramount Pictures sent out a bizarre casting call that essentially says, "Feed us your children!! RAAWWRRRR" Or something along those lines. Many believe the mysterious casting notice is for JJ Abrams's homage to Spielberg and money, Super 8. The open notice is seeking 13 and 14 year old boys and girls with no previous acting experience and the casting sides feature a few early Spielbergian hallmarks. No director, producer, or film title are listed. From Paramount:Seeking 13-14 year old Boys & Girls for the lead roles in a new Paramount feature film. No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have great energy and a wonderful sense of humor and thoughtfulness. JOSH: Male 13-14. Josh is cute, but could be on the scrawny side – definitely not the school jock. Loveable, empathetic, smart and interesting. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel. COLLIN: Male 13-14. Slightly, or more than slightly, overweight. Collin is confident, driven, optimistic and a natural leader. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel. NATALIE: Female 13-14. A natural beauty – she is stunning, but not the “cheerleader” type. Strong and confident, but has an underlying sadness. Should have a Midwestern feel.So, what do you think? Super 8 casting call or transparent ploy by Brett Ratner to find some new chill, fun-loving playdates? Either way, it's time to shave and put on my Dorf costume. This could be my big break!!CHECK OUT HOW TO SUBMIT A TAPE AFTER THE JUMP….
He may have dropped out of I'm With Cancer, but James McAvoy will be losing his hair regardless. McAvoy has officially been hired to play the young Professor X in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class prequel.The movie will tell the story of the formation and epic dissolution of the epic bromance between Charles Xavier and Erik "Magneto" Lernsherr, which leads to the ongoing fight between the X-Men and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Seems like a solid casting choice but why didn't we have to endure a casting shortlist? Isn't that mandatory on all Marvel characters nowadays? I won't feel complete as a person until I know that Peter Sarsgaard was forced to camera test in Beast make-up. (THR)
Killers, staring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, premieres June 4th, but you won't be seeing many advanced reviews. That's because the studio behind the film thought it was simply too awesome to be screened for critics in advance. In fact, some executives at Lionsgate felt the cinematic tour de force about a secret spy and his stupid girlfriend was so incredible that critics' heads might explode from witnessing it. Also, Twitter has made film critics irrelevant. In today's socially connected marketplace, we all have the ability to share feedback instantly around the world. In keeping with this spirit, Lionsgate and the filmmakers want to give the opportunity to moviegoing audiences and critics alike to see `Killers' simultaneously, and share their thoughts in the medium of their choosing. We felt that this sense of immediacy could be a real asset in the marketing of `Killers.' Yeah, I bet you did, Mr. Lionsgate PR guy. Kind of like when you convinced that fat girl you were banging in college that you'd both be better off if you kept your relationship a secret. (AP/Cinemablend)
Are you a male, age 18 or older, who has a natural rhythm and loves to dance? If so, would you be interested in driving your father to alcoholism by playing a high school senior in the upcoming remake of the Kevin Bacon classic, Footloose? Well then, what are you waiting for, Cinderella? Let's get you ready for the ball!Paramount has begun casting for the film and has put out a call for digital audition videos to be sent in via email. Nothing could go wrong there; just ask Chris Klein.As the casting call clearly states, applicants do not need to be a trained dancer, provided they are a quick learner (i.e. you've learned to keep your damn mouth shut about the casting couch).Click here for your chance to be in Footloose.
Michael Bay and his team of lovable misfits (Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) have inked a deal with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon to produce a live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The group is scheduled to meet with writers in the next few weeks, although given that this is a Michael Bay production, the hiring of a "writer" is simply a formality to appease the WGA.While casting details have yet to be determined, Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner should be a shoe in for the role of Master Splinter thanks to his peak physical condition and his rat-like facial features. However, it remains to be seen if Lautner is willing to let Michael Bay film him washing a car in a string bikini. (Deadline)
Patrick Boivin, the creator of Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee, turned his baby daughter into an Iron Baby. The guy's got a knack for visual effects. Most of the CG in this short looks as impressive as the CG in Iron Man 2. Plus there's the added bonus of giggling. Robert Downey Jr. didn't giggle nearly enough everytime he took his suit off.Keep the giggling going with these links. Joel McHale Isn't Leaving 'The Soup' (TVSquad)Great Moments in Condom History (Asylum)Gary Coleman in Critical Condition (PopEater)25 Hot Soft Ball Players (HolyTaco)Drunken Orson Welles Hocks Wine (FilmDrunk)Hot 'Tron' Girls (Unreality)Minute-by-Minute Breakdown of the Kendra Sex Tape (BroBible)27 Hot Surfer Girls (TotalProSports)Awkward Family Photos Book (Maxim)Dana White Says 100 UFC Shows Per Year is a Possibility (CagePotato)50 Cent's Amazing Weight Loss Secrets (CelebJihad)20 Insane Sports Faces (Smosh)ABC Remaking 'Alias'? (Pajiba)Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge (Atom)Best Legal Home Defense Weapons (MadeMan)29 Ridiculously Funny Verticals (RegretfulMorning)
Bruce Willis is in early talks to star in prison escape drama The Tomb, with Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) casing the scene to direct. Willis would play Ray Breslin, the world's foremost authority on structural security. Seems like the kind of character that should be incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself, but Deadline has the solid details:After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.Nailed it! It's my hope that Breslin is put to the test, defies all the odds, cheats his own system, dodges burly black men with shivs, and finally arrives at the exit to discover the prison…is an island! It's always the macro details you forget.
Watch out, Emma Roberts! A chubby, masked killer is in that photography studio with you!!Uh-oh. Looks like Scream 4 won't be that much fun to look at afterall. Somehow or another Ashley Greene won't be taking the lead. That role will instead go to Emma Roberts. EW has the penis-deflating news. **Slide whistle**:Young upstart Emma Roberts is set to join the ensemble team of Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell. And while the script from Kevin Williamson is being kept under wraps, sources tell EW.com that Roberts is expected to play Jill, one of the film’s primary heroines.Details for this project are really murky right now, so it may be possible that Greene is joining up. If so, that information is being guarded right now. All in all, I can be happy with this casting news. Sadly, it's probably the closest we'll ever come to seeing Julia Roberts chased with a knife.
It's weird. When I first saw a trailer for Knight & Day, I was intrigued. Maybe even charmed. Then I saw another one and was more intrigued. And now, twenty-seven trailers later, I couldn't care less. Look, Knight & Day, it's not you, it's me. You seem fun and action-packed but I'm just not ready to watch a Tom Cruise movie at this point in my life, y'know? I need some me time. Anyway, here's the newer international trailer for the Tom Cruise. It's got the same jokes and same set pieces as we've seen before with a few extra glimpses of the action that goes down in Europe. Including bull-fighting. Everyone loves bull-fighting, right? Ooooh. Sorry I asked. CHECK OUT THE GORE-GEOUS NEW TRAILER AFTER THE JUMP…
Michelle Morgan is our second Canadian import of the week. She is featured in the drama series "Heartland" as Amy Fleming's older sister Lou and in the 2008 zombie horror flick Diary of the Dead. George Romero loves his Canadian women (because they're cheaper). A word from Michelle: "She's just a chick, ya know?"Prove it.More pics of Michelle after the jump, minus the maple syrup.
I Like Scott Productions recut 500 Days of Summer to make it seem as if J. Gor-Lev wants to wear Zoey Deschanel's skin as a suit. When you replace the hipster music with a dramatic score and play it wall-to-wall underneath Levitt's dead-eye stares it does give the film a very Obsessed vibe. The movie with Ali Larter and Beyoncé. Whatever, YOU don't know good cinema.
Everyone is concentrating on the poo on Katherine Heigl's face in the trailer for Life As We Know It, but no one is bringing to light the bigger issue: Josh Duhamel shoves a baby! The poor kid finally gets up the courage to take its first steps, and in order to stall her so Heigl can witness it, Josh gives the kid a hard shove in the stomach. Hey PTC, bring out the big guns. The film centers on two single adults who can't stand each other, but then become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Let's completely skip over the logistics of that, not to mention the irresponsibilty of the parents, and focus on the dead best friends. One of them is Josh Lucas, so no big loss there, but the other is Christina Hendricks. You sick bastards! How could you do this to us?! I'm so stricken with grief right now I could shove a baby. Check out the trailer after the jump. Theaters adopt Life As We Know It on December 22, 2010.
Director: Greg BerlantiCast: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina HendricksSynopsis: Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.Release Date: December 22, 2010
Over the last few months, director Marc Webb has been quietly meeting with young men. To "discuss" a "role" "in" the Spider-Man "reboot." Riiiiiiiight.The casting shortlist for the coveted role of Peter Parker is Jamie Bell (Tin Tin, King Kong, Billy Elliot); Alden Ehrenreich – (Tetro); Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus); Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince); and Josh Hutcherson (Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Zathura).Early speculation has Hutcherson ahead of the pack but it really all comes down to how good they look when Sony forces them to choke back tears and take their shirts off. You boys wanna be stars, don't you? (THR)
We're getting late word tonight that Captain America: The First Avenger has picked up actor Tommy Lee Jones. The pickup allegedly took place in the bathroom stall of a "superhero bar" where Captain America was trolling for actors.During a recent interview, Actress Hayley Atwell, who co-stars in the film, confirmed that Jones is on board with the project. Although his actual role has not been announced, experts (i.e. my 28-year-old cousin who still lives in my aunt's basement) speculate that Jones will star as General Chester Phillips, the officer who chooses Steve Rogers for the super soldier program. Dork-a-licious! (Coming Soon)
Megan Fox (Left) speaks with Edward James Olmos (Right) between takes.If the latest installment of the Jonah Hex trailer series is any indication, Hollywood is officially out of ideas.The original trailer, which premiered last month, told the story of the upcoming Jonah Hex movie staring Josh Brolin as the titular cowboy bounty hunter who straddles the world of the living and the dead. The trailer also featured Megan Fox and John Malkovich, and was cheered by fans and critics alike for its non-stop action and witty dialogue.Although the new trailer features the entire original cast, the sequel squanders any good will earned by the first installment. It is nothing more than a tired rehash of its predecessor, devoid of any original ideas whatsoever. Brolin, Fox and Malkovich should be ashamed to be associated with this transparent marketing ploy which seems to have the singular purpose of selling movie tickets to eager fanboys.Watch the pathetic new Jonah Hex trailer after the jump.
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In this dystopian future society Cirque de Soleil is ALWAYS in town!Commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch, protege of Ridley Scott and all around badass visual artist, is stretching his legs for helming duties on Logan's Run for WB/Joel Silver. Rinsch was originally attached to the Alien prequel until Papa Ridley Bear decided to direct himself. In the meantime, he made an awesome short entitled The Gift for Philips that showcases his skillz, and basically proclaims, "Yeah, you should probably give me a sci-fi feature."Rinsch is currently in production on 47 Ronin, a movie where Keanu Reeves gets to pretend to be a samurai like Tom Cruise did, and he intends to move right to Logan's Run after. The plot of the 1976 film and 1967 novel involved a dystopian future society that controlled the population by killing everyone at age 30 (21 in the book). Those who try to escape their destiny are known as a “Runners”, and are hunted down by operatives known as Sandmen. The main character of the story is a Sandman named Logan who says hell no to losing the best years of his life and bolts. Being executed once you get to legal drinking age? Way to harsh a mellow, Government. (/Film)
The skeleton monster you see in the picture above is the fragile whisp that used to be 50 Cent. The rapper has dropped fitty pounds to play a cancer-stricken football player in the upcoming Things Fall Apart. The film, directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by 50 Cent tells the stor– what? I wouldn't drop $12 let alone a quarter of my body weight for a Mario Van Peebles / 50 Cent collabo.50 Cent lost a lot of weight for his upcoming movie 'Things Fall Apart.' In the movie 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.That's weird. Russell Crowe's liquid diet didn't help him lose any weight. Then again, that liquid was cake batter. (This Is 50)