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!
Director: Albert and Allen HughesCast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila KunisSynopsis: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
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.
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!
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)
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!
Director: Chan-wook ParkCast: Kang-ho Song, Ok-vin KimSynopsis: A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire.
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)
Director: Tim BurtonCast: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Ann HathawaySynopsis: Live action, 3D update of the classic story by Lewis Caroll, about the adventures of a young girl, Alice, who falls into a magical world full of strange characters and darkness behind every corner.
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!
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)
Director: Nicolas Winding RefnCast: Tom HardySynopsis: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years on prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
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…
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!
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 – 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)
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."
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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!
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.
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!
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)
Director: Matthew VaughnCast: Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe MoretzSynopsis: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
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.
SHERLOCK HOLMES International Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers The new international trailer for Guy Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES has hit the nets today. It's got a couple new glimpses of the film that the domestic trailer didn't have, including the end "button" in which Jude Law, as Watson, shows he's much more a man of action than words. Watson subscribes to the same tough guy philosophy as Mike Tyson, minus the rape part, which they really seemed to gloss over in THE HANGOVER. Don't know why. Oh, that's right. Because it was a comedy. Christy West Continues To Be Smoking Hot (Gorillamask) How To Pretend You're Listening To Your Girlfriend (Holytaco) Mickey Rourke Drinks With Cockatoo (Filmdrunk) 30 Babies Caught Drinking Beer (Manofest) An R2D2 Toilet Dispenser Sounds Pretty Sweet (Walyou) The 10 Most Bangably Cool Celebs In Hollywood (Pajiba) 5 Spies With Bigger Balls Than James Bond (Cracked) PSAs From The Future (Sickpigs) 5 Ways You're Treated Like A Criminal Everyday (Coedmagazine) Soulja Boy's Twitter Pics (Celebjihad) The Fashion Of Violence (Mademan) Jesse Ventura Defends MMA To Larry King, Does Well (Cagepotato) Iron Man 2 Trio On Entertainment Weekly Cover (Unreality) Personals From Video Game Characters (Asylum) Christian Teachers Shouldn't Use Facebook To Troll For Underage Kids (Bustedcoverage) 10 Real Pictures That Look Like Photoshops (Uncoached) 5 Movies That Ironically Failed To Make Their Point (Regretfulmorning) A Beer Called "Arrogant Bastard" Has To Be Worth Trying (Bachelorguy) Playboy's 10 Sexiest Sets Of Legs Ever (Moondogsports%3
The Harry Potter franchise offered a unique experience to movie-goers in the sense that they got to see half of the cast grow up on the silver screen. This made it slightly confusing when the women became more attractive as they got older, making the viewer ask "is she legal?" followed by the usual guilt and shame for even asking the question. Well, lucky for you, the Screen Junkies have your back. Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley, is now absolutely legal! Now we can all feel slightly less morally reprehensible while ogling her during The Half-Blood Prince.A Word From Bonnie: "I'm interested in doing more things because I think it'd be interesting to get a new challenge. But I've got my exams coming up and it's quite hard to fit everything in."While Bonnie prepares for exams, you can check out more hot (and legal!) photos of her after the jump!