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X-MEN STORIES THAT SHOULD BE ON FILM
Thursday, April 30 by

Well, well, well.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine is finally, officially in theaters.  At the risk of sounding like a shill for Fox, might we suggest you go out and see it and actually pay for a ticket?  But we’re not here to proselytize against movie piracy.  We’re here to talk about one thing: kickass X-Men source material ready for cinematic adaptation.  Before getting into the main focus of this feature, whet your appetite with a glance at some of the major comic book stories that directly influenced X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Marvel Comics Presents: Weapon X

LYNN COLLINS IS WOLVERINE’S FOX
Thursday, April 30 by

This Friday, X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens, and the world will become a lot more familiar with actress Lynn Collins, who plays Silver Fox, the lady who plays Wolverine for a fool… Where You May Have Seen Her: The Texas native played "R.C" in William Friedkin's Bug, "Suicide Blonde" in The Number 23, "Linda" in 50 First Dates and has a recurring role as "Dawn Green" in HBO's True Blood. Random Quote: "[The actors in Wolverine] were all on super-buff diets, and I had pizza most of the time. They were so jealous of me. I didn't have to beef up in this movie. I just had to wear skimpy clothes."See Photos of Lynn in Skimpy Clothes After The JUMP:

5 PERFECT MOVIES FOR SYLVESTER STALLONE
Thursday, April 30 by

Sylvester Stallone is a film institution. The muscleman’s legend spans the globe due to the iconic characters he has popularized over the years. And at almost 63 years old, he’s amazingly jacked. Seriously, you could grate Jason Statham on those abs.Here are five movie roles tailor-made for the Silver Screen hero: THE SQUEEZERIn the dangerous world of underground massage the women are beautiful, the men are hard, and the stakes are deadly. Retired assassin Grant Lovejoy went in for what he expected to be a routine rub and tug but what he got was far more draining. Now with a small bomb planted in his urethra, Lovejoy will tear through Chinatown until he exacts vengeance on all of his enemies — all while ejaculating every seven minutes. Lovejoy always wanted a happy ending in life. Careful what you wish for.

MICHAEL BAY, TYRESE & LABEOUF PUMP UP THE JAM WITH TRANSFORMERS 2 TRAILER
Wednesday, April 29 by

Tonight at The Bridge Cinema in Los Angeles, the trailer for Transformers 2 was shown in IMAX before an IMAX screening of the original film.  There to introduce the film was none other than Boom-tastic director Michael Bay, actor/singer Tyrese, and Shia LaBeouf.  As you can see from the following video, they're all working it big time, pumping up the jam like Paramount was payin' 'em the big bucks or something.  Michael Bay, Tyrese & LaBeouf Pump Up The Jam – Watch more Funny Videos No one pumps up the jam harder than Tyrese, who followed up the first showing of the sequel's trailer by telling the crowd they would be watching it again, whether they wanted to or not, even though they'd seen the trailer 100,000,000 times already from the YouTube leak that had happened about 15 hours before. Also at the screening were fans who showed up in full Transformers regalia in hopes of winning tickets to the LA premiere of Revenge of the Fallen.  Here are some of those poor bastards who had to try to squeeze their giant robot asses in movie theater seats.                      

‘FRANKENHOOD’ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
Wednesday, April 29 by

The audience is packed tight in the four-hundred-person comedy theater on Melrose Boulevard. Before the lights go down, drinks are clinking, and overworked waitstaff are scrambling to get plates of fried chicken fingers to their tables. One man sitting near the stage says, to no one in particular, that tonight "better be f*%$@#g funny." His girlfriend asks him to check the score on the Lakers game. It's Mo Betta' Mondays at the Hollywood Improv, a night usually sold-out, but especially packed this evening for the DVD release party of Lionsgate's Frankenhood. The cast will be performing stand-up comedy sets, and the audience wants to get to it. If you haven't yet heard of Frankenhood, think Half Baked meets Weekend At Bernie's; a stoner romp from the perspective of a few ambitious losers who end up resurrecting a Shaq-esque corpse with a car battery to play on their three man basketball team.

Frankenhood
Wednesday, April 29 by

Director: Blaxwell SmartCast: DeRay Davis, Jasper Redd, Charles Q. Murphy, J.B. SmooveSynopsis: Two guys who work at a morgue enlist the services of a reanimated corpse to better their chances at a streetball tournament.

‘SNAKES ON A PLANE’ TV EDIT OUTTAKES
Wednesday, April 29 by

Our next comic needs no introduction but we’ll give him one all the same… back from his debut review of ‘Obsessed w/ Beyoncé and That White Bitch.’ Laaaadies and Geeeeentlemeeeeen! Mr.!  Tacoooo!  Perkiiiiins! [Uninspired applause]

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES SOUNDBOARD WILL CONJURE MEMORIES, ANNOY CO-WORKERS
Wednesday, April 29 by

If you didn't know, it's the 25th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  You can send all of your gifts made of silver to Mirage Studios.  Might I suggest this lovely pendant?Now of course, the big announcement this past week was the new live action feature film.  But you don't have to wait for 2011 to get your dose of Turtle Power. On May 12, Lionsgate is releasing Season 7 of the original TMNT animated series.  Season 7 includes classic episodes like, "Rust Never Sleeps," where the Turtles save the Eiffel Tower, and "Elementary, My Dear Turtles," an offbeat team-up with Sherlock Holmes in London.  It's like a virtual European Turtle Travelogue.  In "shell-ebration" (yes, that's trademarked) of the DVD release, the official site has posted a TMNT sound board widget…

ALIENS AND GORILLAS AND WOLVERINE, OH MY! BEHIND THE SCENES OF A HOLLYWOOD FX HOUSE
Wednesday, April 29 by

Indy Mogul posted their new episode of 'Hollywood FX,' which takes us behind the scenes of a company called Amalgamated Dynamics.  A.D.I. is a company formed by a some of Stan Winston's protegés, and they were kind enough to allow Hollywood FX a pretty damn in-depth exposé.  And with that last sentence, this may be the most amount of co-opted French words with accents I've ever posted.  Check out the clip after the jump which includes, as the post's title touts, glimpses at creature FX from Wolverine, Aliens… and a mind-blowing animatronic Gorilla head that will blow your mind all over your face.  Bring handy-wipes for your computer monitor.

NEW BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FROM ‘THE EXPENDABLES’
Wednesday, April 29 by

Some new behind-the-scenes footage from The Expendables popped up on the film's official production blog.  It gives us a cool glimpse at Sylvester Stallone as a director.  Marvel as he waves a gun around during a scene's rehearsal, while key crew members cringe for fear of having their heads blown off by a (presumably) prop gun.  There's some 1st A.D. looking fellow who literally drops to the floor at one point.  This reminds me of that great story about Kubrick randomly shooting off a shotgun during the filming of The Shining to keep Shelley Duvall on edge so that it bled into her performance.  That's an epic win for Kubrick.  But that sort of thing is probably frowned upon by SAG these days.  Way to go, unionized labor. *sarcastic celebratory firing of shotgun into the air* Watch the video, which also includes a nice moment in which Stallone refers to an airplane as "sex" incarnate, after the jump.

McCONAUGHEY + BECKINSALE + DWARVES = ‘TIPTOES’
Tuesday, April 28 by

Thanks to twitter, we now get more updates about cinematic arcana faster than we could ever dare to dream.  Danny from Totally Rad Show brought this video to the Twittersphere's attention moments earlier. It is a REAL trailer for a REAL movie from 2003 called Tiptoes, starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale and… well… originally when I started watching this trailer, I got about ten seconds through and, in complete jest, shot back a tweet to @DannyTRS saying 'Gary Oldman plays a convincing dwarf.'  But then I kept watching the trailer and here's the thing: IT IS GARY F**KING OLDMAN AS A DWARF.  The real Gary Oldman.  Commissioner Gordon.  Dracula.  Sid Vicious.  Sirius Black.  That Gary Oldman.  I don't know how they did the effects, but holy crap.  Just watch this trailer after the jump.  It'll warm your heart, but then blow your mind.  Also, it starts out with a scene in which Kate Beckinsale offers to blow Matthew McConaughey, followed by some awesome rock music kicking in to intro the rest of the trailer.

HILARY DUFF & OLIVIA THIRLBY ABOLUTELY NOT NAKED IN ‘WHAT GOES UP’ TRAILER
Tuesday, April 28 by

What Goes Up (formerly Safety Glass), starring Hilary Duff, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck (the very under-watched The Wackness), Steve Coogan and Molly Shannon… has a new trailer out today.  Aside from the grating voiceover that makes it sound like a straight to DVD Disney flick, I'm intrigued, thanks largely in part to the solid cast, and the weird looking girls who tell Steve Coogan that they go to class in a shed. WHAT GOES UP opens on Friday, May 29.  Watch the trailer after the jump. 

JOHN AUGUST MAKES IT SO ANY IDIOT CAN WRITE A SCRIPT
Tuesday, April 28 by

When I'm not writing on ScreenJunkies, I write scripts, which means I write scripts about never.  But when I used to have time to write scripts, I became avid reader of successful scribe John August's Blog.  If you don't know John August, he's the dude who wrote Go, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, the Frankenweenie feature, and others.  I think my favorite thing he's ever written, though, is his blog.  Sort of like how my favorite thing that Stephen King's ever written is his non-fiction On Writing, an exposé into the inner workings of King, the writer.  Anyway, John August has really made his blog into a database of invaluable knowledge for aspiring screenwriters, and he's now started toadd what he's calling a "scriptcast," which is basically an instructional video installment.  His most recent example is called "Entering a Scene," and teaches you how to make a character's entrance more engaging.  More specifically, he chooses to describe a character as having a bolo tie and a walrus-like mustache." A little research will probably uncover that John August and Wilford Brimley share the same agent.  Watch and learn some screenwriting after the jump, if you ever want to work in this town again.

OLIVER STONE TO DIRECT ‘WALL STREET 2′
Tuesday, April 28 by

In a breaking Variety story, 20th Century Fox has brought Oliver Stone back to direct the sequel to his 1987 Wall Street.  Also, there are strong rumors that one Shia LaBeouf is also involved.  Variety says: "LaBeouf is negotiating to join Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in the original pic.  The sequel will once again involve a young Wall Street trader, and the recent economic meltdown spurred by rampant greed and corruption will fit prominently into the plot." All the way back in October, Wall Street Fighter actually called LaBoeuf out as the potential neo-Sheen (that sounds like a leather upholstery cleaner, doesn't it?).  Head on over there for more about that spot on prediction, and some other rumors about the film, pre-Stone.  And if you're feeling greedy today, check out the infamous clip of one Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) preaching the me-first mantra that got us into this economic clusterf**k in the first place.  Yes, I blame the shitty economy on one Michael Douglas.

NEW ‘STAR TREK’ CLIPS
Tuesday, April 28 by

Well, we only have a little over a week before JJ Abrams' Star Trek beams into theaters.  The reviews have started rolling in already and critics have cuddled up to the movie like a herd of Tribbles that just don't wanna let go.  But for those of us who haven't seen it yet, the film's marketers are still keeping us alive with drops from the Trek I.V.  Here's a dose, courtesy of the good nurses at IGN:Our focus will be on the following clip, in which Kirk teaches us all how to pick up space chicks, all while having an ugly bar patron acting as uncomfortable intermediary.  We've seen the tail end of it in another clip that's been floating around since early April, but this tells you how Kirk even got to rub shoulders with Uhura.  Watch and learn, ensigns. 

‘THE HURT LOCKER’ NEW ONE-SHEET + IMAGES
Tuesday, April 28 by

This morning, Summit released the new official one-sheet for its upcoming military drama with explosions, The Hurt Locker.  If you haven't seen the trailer, we suggest watching it here.  If you have seen the trailer, check out the still images below.  There's some new stuff, including a look at actor Guy Pearce, who didn't get much screen time in the trailer.                                 

WOLVERINE VS. SWINE FLU: A COMIC BOOK
Monday, April 27 by

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LARRY WACHOWSKI: ‘CHECK OUT THESE NEW HIGHLIGHTS!’
Monday, April 27 by

Perez Hilton's blog posted this photo of Lana (née Larry) Wachowski, of The Matrix and Speed Racer Wachowskis, leaving Los Angeles International airport recently.  It's kinda nuts just how NOT horribly wrong Larry/Lana's surgery actually has turned out.  He just looks like… well… if the Wachowskis had a sister.  Which Andy has now.It's a lot more convincing than the time Sylvester Stallone became Sylvia Stallone.

TYSON THREATENS MOVIE CRITICS WITH FACIAL SODOMY
Monday, April 27 by

Sony Classics' Mike Tyson documentary simply dubbed, Tyson, opened this past Friday and had a strong per screen average of $25,890 opening day*, more than quintupling the per-screen average of its cat-fighting counterpart, Obsessed, and figuratively punching Beyoncé right in the uterus, Robin Givens-style. Our friends at Holy Taco have posted an op-ed piece from The New York Times written by Mike Tyson himself, in response to the very small number of haters who panned a film most critics are calling "turbulently candid and hypnotic."  I don't remember the last time I was hypnotized by turbulence, but it's fun unpacking your adjectives in reviews.  Unless you're Rex Reed, who just calls everything "incendiary," including fire.  Check out the piece at Holy Taco here. And if you haven't seen the trailer, you can watch it after the jump.  It's insendeeahwee.  *Source: Leesmovieinfo.com

MEGAN FOX DISROBES FOR ‘JONAH HEX’
Monday, April 27 by

A month or so ago, movieblips posted a photo of Megan Fox on the set of  Warner Bros.' adaptation of Western comic book Jonah Hex.  In the photo, she was hiding her costume under a shapeless white robe.  Well, now we know what was under all along, and boy oh boy, is it worth the wait.In the film, Fox plays a character named Leila, who to our knowledge is a new character created for the film version, the story of which is about the scarred bounty hunter (played by Josh Brolin), who tries to track a voodoo practitioner with plans to free the Confederate South with an army of the undead.  You could wake the dead just by clicking on the thumbnail images below.  Seriously, corsets are inhumane.  But god do they look good.  I blame Barbie.                              

Jonah Hex
Monday, April 27 by

Director: Jimmy HaywardCast: Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, Will Arnett, John MalkovichSynopsis: In the Wild West, a scarred bounty hunter tracks a voodoo practitioner bent on liberating the South by raising an army of the undead.

PHOTOS OF ANGELINA JOLIE AS A STYLISH HOBO IN ‘SALT’
Monday, April 27 by

This morning, ComingSoon.net got hold of new photos from the set of Columbia Pictures' Salt.  The photos are of Angelina Jolie dressed like a very stylish bag lady or "hoboess" (or maybe hobess?) riding atop a train at presumably high speeds.                           In Salt, Jolie plays CIA officer Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a Russian sleeper spy, and has to go on the run to clear her name.  And according to ComingSoon.net, "Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence.                    They left out the part about Salt doing it all with only a red polka dotted handkerchief tied to the end of stick, and having to subsist on shoe leather stew and harmonica music.

Salt
Monday, April 27 by

Director: Philip NoyceCast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel EjioforSynopsis: In Columbia Pictures' "Salt," Angelina Jolie stars as Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence. Release Date: July 23, 2010

‘H2: HALLOWEEN 2′ TRAILER
Saturday, April 25 by
LET THE ‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ EASTER EGG HUNT COMMENCE
Friday, April 24 by

Went to a screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine tonight.  I can't give a proper review or anything, as I don't want to get blacklisted from future Fox screenings for the rest of my days.  But I can say that director Gavin Hood was in attendance tonight and gave a heartfelt speech prior to the film, in which he swore up and down that there were 400+ incomplete effects shots in the stolen/leaked version of the film, and that it hadn't been color timed, the score hadn't been added, and the sound design was unfinished.  He also mentioned that there are two different Easter egg scenes they shot to appear after the end credits, and they will be randomly dispersed.So, a print in, say, Los Angeles may have a different Easter egg ending than a print in, say, Santa Monica.  I only saw one of the two Easter eggs, and I'll just say it involves another mutant who's been rumored to be getting his own film.  Here's a clue:

AMBER HEARD IS NUDE IN ‘THE INFORMERS’ YOU SAY?
Friday, April 24 by

Amber Heard is in The Informers out in limited release today.  Given it's based off of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, there's a high probability she plays a young, jaded, affluent woman who does a lot of drugs, has sex with numerous people, and is void of any redeemable qualities.  Early reviews of this film seem to point out that the flick itself is as unlikable as its upper crust characters, but that Heard's nudity is an incentive to see it anyway.  We haven't seen the movie as of this post, but will be doing so promptly after typing that last sentence, which is now.  Have a good weekend and…Enjoy the photos of Amber after the jump.

NEW ‘HALLOWEEN: H2′ TRAILER
Friday, April 24 by

The new trailer for Rob Zombie's H2 Halloween reboot sequel is out. I think this might be the first sequel of a reboot to a franchise that actually specifically refers to itself as a sequel in the title.  But I could be wrong.  Feel free to berate me in the comments section, but be constructive, now!  The trailer, which you'll find after the jump, starts out with a post car accident Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) repeating "I killed him" ad nauseam while some poor beat cop can't get her to say who she killed, because, you know, that would be useful for the paperwork he's going to have to file.  Then we go to the hospital, where Laurie's admitted, broken leg and all, to recover.  You know, I was excited for this until I saw that they gave her a broken leg.  Do you realize how good sound designers are these days at making bone cracking sounds?  Yeah.  It's to the point where you don't have to even show the bone breaking.  You just need to have some Foley artist in a 5 x 5 box crinkling Cheetos bags into a microphone.  Chills.  Then vomiting, I tell you. 

‘OBSESSED’ REVIEWED BY HACKY BLACK COMIC
Friday, April 24 by

By Taco Perkins Editor’s Note: Per Taco Perkins’ request, we have provided a sample of LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells.”  According to Taco, this will get you in the proper mood for his comical stylings. TacoPerkins Opening – Watch more Funny Videos

10 TMNT CHARACTERS WE WANT ON FILM
Thursday, April 23 by

So, by now everyone knows that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting yet another big screen live-action movie via Legendary Pictures & The Mirage Group.  I say huzzah, dudes! …

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2011)
Thursday, April 23 by

A live action retelling of the Ninja Turtles' origin story, from Mirage Studios and Executive Producer Peter Laird. 

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