In an interview with MTV News, BOOM-bastic Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay expressed his distaste for Arcee – a female autobot in the upcoming film – and then proceeded to coldly explain his hatred was enough to murder her. You may remember Arcee from the animated Transformers: The Movie, where she transformed into a pink futuristic car. In Fallen, she is represented as a pink motorcycle. A very dead pink motorcycle.Watch Michael Bay's chillingly self-satisfied confession to the grizzly murder after the jump.[via io9.com]
Today, the L.A. Times' Big Picture posted an article about the MPAA's fear of sex in movies, and their slapping of the relatively tame trailer for the R-Rated documentary Naked Ambition with a "Red-Band" honorific. The article makes a great point about the MPAA's skewed view of objectionable content in films. And you can read that article at The Big Picture. If you came to see a trailer for a documentary about porn, then look no further than the jump. You'll also find some bonus stills!
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that an unfinished cut of When we Were Beautiful, the new Phil Griffin documentary about Bon Jovi, will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 29th (and a couple more times during the fest). Read more about the film after the jump.
Warner brothers has started to air three new spots for Terminator Salvation. Check out the first below, and then the other two after the jump. I haven't seen any red flags yet. Could this be McG's finest hour? Actually I think it already is based on the accumulated four minutes of trailer and promo footage that's out there.
Variety reports that a Fox News blogger has been fired due to his review of a pirated copy of XMen Origins: Wolverine. 20th Century Fox, the film's studio, called for the dismissal because viewing pirated material is a violation of copyrights. Since Fox News and the studio are essentially the same company, the blogger broke one of life's cardinal rules: Never bite the hand that feeds you.Another one of life's rules: No matter how friendly the man in the clownsuit seems, do not get into his van.Here is some more morning news and announcements.Rick Moranis ain't 'fraid of no ghosts! (EW) From pie f***er to Fockers (Empire)Iron Man 2 is going to be nuts; Scarlett Johansson is going to look hot (Latino Review)
WHERE HAVE I BEEN? By Gene Hackman This morning I was sorting through some mail that had piled up and I came across a letter from a fan. In the letter, she asked a question that I’ve been getting a lot from various people. "Where have you been, Gene Hackman?" By now you’ve probably noticed my recent absence from movies and I guess that I owe you all an explanation. I wish that I could say that I’ve decided to spend my time painting or writing historical fiction. Or I wish that I could tell you that I’ve had it with the politics of Hollywood and have decided to return to my theater roots. But none of that is true. Fact of the matter is I’ve just been playing a lot of Xbox 360.
We decided not to report on the leaked Wolverine workprint because, well, any coverage would perpetuate thievery. But we couldn't resist posting this in the end. Enjoy. I'm really impressed with the makeup in this one. Definitely trumps X3.
Courtesy of Latino Review, we have a new image from McG's Terminator: Salvation. It's of Helena Bonham Carter's character named "Serena" (possibly a nod to the last Terminator flick). If you don't want to know what's behind the black bars, don't click the above image. But if you're into the Terminator mythology, you're probably going to think it's cool. If you're just a pervy voyeur, you're probably going to be disappointed… unless… Wait! Must refrain from joke about sex with robots… gah! I think I just gave it away. Well, you just…
This afternoon, BloodyDisgusting broke the news that actor Jackie Earle Haley is in final talks to play Freddy Krueger in Sam Bayer's update of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and that we can expect an official announcement as early as next week. (Shooting begins at the end of this month in Chicago.) This is some inspired casting. Haley has proven himself time and again in the twisted character roles. No matter what camp you fall into with Watchmen, you can't deny Haley as Rorschach was the best part about the film. And his turn as Ronnie the pedophile in Little Children is nothing short of brilliant. Every time I do my impression of Ronnie masturbating in the car, my girlfriend cries. So that should count for something. Watch that clip after the jump! Fast forward to 4:58 if you can't wait until the masturbating part. (How often has that sentence been bandied about on the 'nets?
You came. You saw. You read the rules this time. The winner of our Alien Trespass Giveaway's GRAND PRIZE – the signed set of Alien Trespass lobby cards – is the reader known as "CCAP." Your alternate tagline for AT read:"She was a beautiful woman with a past. He was a giant red cyclops from Galaxy Abell 1835 IR1916. She thought her heart was closed for business . . ."Your entry was eloquent, intriguing, and concise. Never underestimate concise-iness. And it seemed like you tried. And then there's the second prize, which goes to "Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr," who just plain made us laugh (cruel as those laughs may have been):"This summer, get ready to watch Robert Patrick in…..a movie."We'll be contacting you both via email to arrange your pirze shipment! Be sure to see Alien Trespass, which opens this weekend. As Dr. H said, it's got Robert Patrick in it.
Director: Samuel BayerCast: Jackie Earle Haley (rumored)Production Company: New LineDistributor: Warner Bros. Synopsis: A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.
You may remember actor Jesse Eisenberg, he’s quite the hot-shot young actor in a circle of “I play disillusioned youngsters wanting to be Holden Caufield” roles. Go down the list….
Director: Greg Mottola Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Martin Starr Synopsis: A comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad (Eisenberg) who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world. Genre: Comedy
We’ve all been there. Minding our own business, wolfing down our Raisinets and gulping down our 50 oz. sodas before the previews even begin. Bladders be damned. Then the curtains go up, the lights go down, and you’re left alone in hopes of seeing Olga Kurylenko toting a machine gun and posing in front of an explosion. (You read it in a review somewhere.)But no, there are vermin afoot in the theater. And they have plans against you and Olga, plans that involve loudly smacking Sour Patch Kids or forgetting to turn off their cell phone after the umpteenth on-screen reminder. They come in a wide variety, but there's one thing in common: nothing would be more satisfying than standing up and dumping your soda all over their head (what's left of it, anyway). Like the picture says, why not?Screenjunkies presents… THE 9 MOST OBNOXIOUS MOVIE WATCHERS!9. THE FREQUENT URINATORS
The upcoming May issue of Vanity fair features some new portraits of the Inglourious Basterds cast, in "glourious" makeup and wardrobe from Tarantino's WWII opus. Here's one of Ms. Diane Kruger as her character, the smoking German screen actress Bridget von Hammersmark. I can't tell if she's trying to read your mind in the photo or if she's feeling an oncoming low-grade migraine. Here are some more photos. Click on the thumbs to enlarge, soldier!
60 MINUTES' ANDY ROONEY REVIEWS FAST & FURIOUSBy Andy Rooney
(click image to enlarge) Magnolia Pictures has just released the new poster for Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, starring adult film star Sasha Grey in her mainstream film debut. It's a pretty stunning poster if I do say so myself. Check out the synopsis of the film and much more stunning – albeit a tad less tasteful – photos of Sasha after the jump.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL RED BAND TRAILER FOR BRUNO IS UP AND RUNNING. CHECK IT OUT AFTER THE JUMP AND COMMENT BELOW!!!
On April 10th, Observe and Report opens, and will be the second mall cop movie released within a few months. We're not saying it's a knockoff of Paul Blart at all. But it's another example of the Hollywood tradition for competing studios to release two eerily familiar movies right around the same time of year. Some say both films benefit from the timing. Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You be the judge of which flicks deserve the compliment. Screen Junkies presents – in convenient chronological order, no less:11 PAIRS OF SUSPICIOUSLY SIMILAR MOVIES!!!1989Turner and Hooch vs. K-9
Sound of Music in Antwerp Train Station – Watch more free videos This video been floating around on the 'nets for a little while now, but it only came my way today and I had to share. It's a stunt pulled in an Antwerp, Belgium train station, in which seemingly hundreds of dancers come out of the woodwork and do a number from The Sound of Music. It's actually a pretty astonishing feat, but my cynical side would have liked to see the whole thing get interrupted midway through by a serendipitously scheduled "dancing Nazi raid" stunt in the same station. Run, Von Trapp Family! Run! Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "Mrs. White" for sending.
Yahoo! Movies and ComingSoon.Net posted some new pics and info on the sentient hunks o' metal in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which, if you didn't know, opens June 24th. See more of those bigass wrecking machines doing damage after the jump.
ANVIL! The Story of Anvil! rocked the crowds at Sundance, and now is making its way to a theater near you on April 10th. Check out the trailer after the jump. You will laugh. You will cry. You will rock. And then you will cry harder at the end of the trailer when the string orchestra music comes in and you realize how much these dudes got a raw deal. These guys could have had only the finest European prostitutes snorting cocaine off their boners, and now… they're riding coach. Also, there's a shot of this dude from Anvil biting his guitar during a set and it looks kind of dangerous, so you should watch it.
The new Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 trailer went up today on Myspace, and it's got enough Travolta-on-Denzel action to make Oprah's live audience collectively explode from a freak mass orgasm. The film is slated for a June 12th, 2009. Gentlemen, lock up your wives and girlfriends lest they stampede children on the way to the theater. Check out the clip after the jump to see what we're up against.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday, April 1st backed down from his initial order of 4,000 more military troops in Afghanistan, vowing instead to “still disrupt, dismantle and defeat”…
Zach Galifianakis is still the funniest comedian I've ever seen live. Ed Helms is still the funniest part about NBC's The Office. And Bradley Cooper is still the funniest actor to make out with Michael Ian Black in Wet Hot American Summer. All three guys star in The Hangover, the trailer for which has been out a little while, but we hadn't posted it yet. I'm hoping this movie gives both Mike Tyson and Phil Collins' "No Jacket Required" album the comeback both parties deserve. The fact that they're working together toward that cause is what Sting was singing about on "Synchronicity." Or is that serendipity? Or synergy? Just watch the trailer after the jump and laugh.
MUTANT CHRONICLES starring Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman and MALKOVICH (!!!) is now available on HDNet Ultra VOD and opens in theaters on Friday, April 24. To celebrate, Magnet Releasing and Pressman Films is offering the Ultimate Mutant Chronicles Prize Giveaway! One lucky grand prize winner will receive: – An invitation (plus guest) to the LA premiere and after-party (transportation/hotel/expenses not included) – Autographed MUTANT CHRONICLES poster – MUTANT CHRONICLES Miniature Game Starter Set – MUTANT CHRONICLES Personalized Collectible Dog Tag – Your name to appear within end card on the MUTANT CHRONICLES DVD as a grand prize (subject to manufacturing schedule) 25 additional winners will receive: – Official MUTANT CHRONICLES Poster – MUTANT CHRONICLES Miniature – MUTANT CHRONICLES Personalized Collectible Dog Tag – Your name to appear within end card on the MUTANT CHRONICLES DVD (subject to manufacturing schedule) See how to enter – and some other MC goodies - after the jump!
Director: Simon HunterCast: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, John Malkovitch
Yesterday evening, Wired posted some pretty Trek-tacular recreations of famous Stark Trek scenes. The artist? Frank Elchesen. The medium? Legos. I'd really like to see the Tribbles episode done up, and I challenge Mr. Elchesen to somehow recreate the furry and adorable, yet pesky little buggers with Legos. I say it can't be done. Prove me wrong, Elchesen and I have a Star Trek T-Shirt for you!!!See more of his photos after the jump!
The new poster for Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell has been unleashed from the depths (and ShockTilYouDrop.com). Click to enlarge poster, and if you haven't seen the trailer, check it out here.
5. BATMAN'S TUMBLERMake/Model: Wayne Enterprises Tumbler (Military Grade)In Batman Begins, the Tumbler goes from the back room of Wayne Tech to the streets of Gotham in a matter of scenes, and the only way to describe Batman’s badass ride is in the words of the startled Gotham beat cop: “a tank.” It’s got everything a costumed vigilante would need, including armor plating, boosters and rocket launchers. And in The Dark Knight, it’s even got a built in escape vehicle called “The Batpod.” You don’t get that in your standard Toyota. When Michael Caine says, “The Lamborghini is much more subtle,” he actually means it. 4. THE ECTOMOBILE (ECTO-1)