Will Ferrell has a new partner, and his name sounds nothing like John C. Reilly. It sounds like Mark Wahlberg; Marky Mark if you're nasty. And we've got proof that these two are cleaning up city scum in the new Adam McKay directed comedy The Other Guys. Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "No Longer Call Me The Rock" Johnson are also partnered up in it as the guys, because you can't have the "other" without having the "the." Set in New York City, The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Manzetti (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up, things don’t quite go as planned. I don't know about you, but I'm quite liking these pairings and contrasts. McKay's last film Step Brothers left me wanting, and I'm hoping The Other Guys delivers on the laughs as well as the story. The Ferrell man-child is more worn out than the Farley man-child. [ScreenRant] Check out more pics of Jackson & Johnson (not the lotion company) after the jump!
Director: Adam McKayCast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson Synopsis: Set in New York City, The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Manzetti (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up, things don’t quite go as planned.
Paranormal Activity is an undoubted success. It cost $11,000 to make and has raked in over $62 million at the box office. I don't have a calculator on hand but when you do the math the profits equal a f*ckload. Of course a sequel is being talked about but more importantly the attention has warranted a pornographic knock-off. Or knockers-off, in this case:Dread Central has alerted us to Jim Wynorski's Para-Knocker's Activity. Yes, the Spielberg of Boob Cinema is taking on the ghost genre and giving it a kinky edge. Filming is slated to begin right after Halloween (presumably because Halloween props will be marked down). Look for it this Spring at the Cans Film Festival.
The first trailer for Paul Greengrass's political thriller Green Zone just hit the web, and boy does it look politically thrilling. The film is set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences. Sounds like dramatic conflict abounds! After seeing The Bourne Supremacy there's no doubt that Greengrass can shoot himself an action scene, and Damon can kick ass in said action scene. It doesn't appear that Green Zone will disappoint on these two very crucial fronts.
Director: Paul GreengrassCast: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Jason IsaacsSynopsis: A thriller about a pair of CIA agents on the trail of certain Weapons of Mass Destruction and a foreign correspondent following their mission.
When in doubt of who would be perfect to remake a classic, get the guy who directed Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Steve Carr already directed Are We Done Yet, the…
Director: Steve CarrCast: TBDSynopsis: Built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon, Johnny 5 develops a conscience and personality after being hit by lightning. He befriends a lonely boy and his fractured family.
The TV Subtitling Industry is set to make a bundle this January as mumbly British comic Ricky Gervais has been hired to host the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. This comes as no surprise as The Office star has crushed as a presenter at the Emmys for the last few years. Apparently, he's been approached to host other awards shows in the past but never had an interest. In a statement, Gervais… err… stated: "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down. Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host."The noms for this year's Globes will be announced in December. Gervais appeared most recently in The Invention of Lying and will be seen next in his day-to-day life looking like a human/mole hybrid. (First Showing)
Chris Farley & David Spade Direct TV Commercial – Watch more Funny Videos Direct TV has a new ad that re-creates the "Fat Guy In A Little Coat" scene from Tommy Boy. Many feel the ad is in poor taste given Chris Farley's sad end and are appalled that David Spade would take part. However, in Spade's defense the cable provider did get the consent of the Farley family before he accepted all that blood money. Regardless of your stance on the ethics of advertising, I think that the real lesson here is that life is fleeting and can be torn away from us at any time. Like so many little coats. [Asylum] Get a good look at the butcher's ass by shoving your head up these links: 7 Best Maury Povich Paternity Result Reactions (HolyTaco) Mark Sanchez Sneaks A Sideline Hot Dog (TotalProSports) Courage Wolf, Advice You Can Count On (TheChive) Brett Ratner's Girlfriend In Playboy (FilmDrunk) 15 Horrifying Baby Halloween Costumes (SuperTremendous) The Stink Of The Adam Sandler Curse (Pajiba) Miranda Kerr Poses On A Rooftop (CelebJihad) A Collection of Videos That Make Fun Of Michael Bay (Unreality) Political Halloween Costumes (Asylum) 10 Naughty NSFW Pumpkin Pics (RegretfulMorning) 5 Performance Driving Moves To Lose Cops (MadeMan) Earnhardt Losing Streak Reaches 53 (AllLeftTurns) Woman Pulls Whole Shelf Of Alchohol On Herself (NothingToxic) The Greatest Action Movie That Never Was (Atom)
According to io9, James Cameron may have spontaneuously come up with the concept for Avatar after reading Poul Anderson's 1957 sci fi novella Call Me Joe, and then conveniently forgetting that he read it:Like Avatar, Call Me Joe centers on a paraplegic — Ed Anglesey — who telepathically connects with an artificially created life form in order to explore a harsh planet (in this case, Jupiter). Anglesey, like Avatar's Jake Sully, revels in the freedom and strength of his artificial created body, battles predators on the surface of Jupiter, and gradually goes native as he spends more time connected to his artificial body.Cameron is no stranger to accusations of plagiary. After Terminator's release, writer Harlan Ellison sued the production company for ripping off two episodes he wrote for The Outer Limits. The company settled and Ellison is acknowledged in the film's credits.As far as Avatar is concerned, at least Cameron had the creative insight to change the name of the title from Call Me Joe. Sounds like a biopic of Joe The Plumber, who would undoubtedly be played by a bald Tim Allen.
Paul Haggis is best known as the Academy Award-winning writer and director of the 2004's Crash aka the Love Actually: Racist Edition. He's not as well known for his dance moves but trust me, dude does a sick robot. Anyhow, the writer/director/dance-fiend is in the news today because he has decided to end his 35 year relationship with Scientology. Incensed that the San Diego's branch of the Church has supported Propostion 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot, Haggis wrote an angry letter to church spokesman Tommy Davis. Here is an excerpt of the controversial letter: "Why are you so dumb?" Oops. Sorry I paraphrased. Here's the actually excerpt: “As you know, for ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego. […] I called and wrote and implored you, as the official spokesman of the church, to condemn their actions. I told you I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated. [...] The church’s refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots, hypocrites and homophobes is cowardly. I can think of no other word. Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.”Many members of Hollywood were very vocal in their opposition to Prop 8. Will Haggis's leaving the Church inspire others to jump ship or will it inspire Hollywood to turn its back on Paul Haggis? When making your decision please note that unlike Xenu, Haggis doesn't have his own spacecraft. I think he has a Saab or something. [THR]
The second trailer for Men Who Stare At Goats has arrived, and it's clearly evident in it that Clooney is the man. Plus he's got a finely groomed mustache, which brings back fond memories of his hilariously over the top performance in O Brother, Where Art Thou? I was excited to see this movie after the first trailer, and now I'm giddy. Yes, just like a school girl.
Halloween is just around the corner, as if you didn't know and… Ah screw it. We don't need to justify this post. I mean, look at them! Gah! Adorable!
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has been silent thus far in the back-and-forth speculation on whether or not the cult favorite will find its way to the big screen. Until now. While appearing on a panel alongside series executive producer and Hollywood's beloved ginger Ron Howard, he was asked about the status of the film. Hurwitz confirmed that it is happening and he will be directing. When pressed for more details, Hurwitz only commented that the script will feature "a heavy jail presence." So there you have it. Once again, not much substantial info. The stars haven't been contacted and the project doesn't appear on any production schedules. So let's reclassify this one from a "Maybe" to a "Strongish Maybe Kinda". Don't let this one linger in Production Limbo too long. It very well may be our last chance to see Scott Baio on the big screen. (The Playlist)
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Our friends at Walyou.com and some people we don't know (but whose work we admire) at Pumpkin Gutter have assembled a rogue's gallery from the gourd family just in time for Halloween, and we've picked the best of the best. Every photo links back to the source page in case you want to keep exploring. Walyou alone has put together a mega gallery of 130 Pumpkin carvings that feature likenesses of video game characters, geek celebs, and more. So check em out when you're done cowering at the sight of these fruity monstrosities. (Yes, pumpkins are fruit.)
Nathan Fillion finally has a hit that isn't a cult hit! Well Castle isn't so much a hit as it is a procederial with a steady viewership. Personally, I'm a big fan of the show, and as always, Fillion flaunts his wit and impeccable timing. In the clip he makes his former boss proud by donning the Captain Mal duster from Firefly while referencing Buffy, and a little Underworld thrown in there for good measure. And all in under two minutes! I'm sure Whedon is beaming in between frowns due to Dollhouse's eminent death.
Sorry for the crappy bootleg version, but it's the best quality that exists online right now. You'll have to go to the theaters this weekend to see a better version of this three-minute Cliff's Notes epic on the big screen. Then… AND ONLY THEN… can we fairly judge the film's entire worth.
A quick trip over to Rotten Tomatoes will show you that Amelia, which opens this weekend, has a favorable rating of about 20%. For those of you who don’t know, that percentage means the movie sucks on a collective level. But you probably didn‘t need some Tomatometer, scientific as it is, to tell you that. After all, does the real life story of the first woman to not fly around the world sound exciting? Christ, why didn’t they just make a movie about my grandma? She didn’t fly around the world either, but unlike Amelia Earhart, she didn’t have a butch haircut. Plus, my grandma made some delicious pierogi. All Amelia made was a wrong turn.*My point is this: if for some reason you are going to make a movie about someone who didn’t do something, there are a lot more impressive failures to choose from. Here are five of them.Marv Levy and the Buffalo Bills – Not Winning Super Bowls
Tanedra Howard was the winner of Scream Queens on VH1 this past season, and her prize? A part in the new Saw movie. That Saw movie? Saw VI. Let's hope her performance as a woman in distress attached to a medieval torture device skyrockets her to fame and fortune. Or at least lands her a role in Saw VII as a woman in distress attached to a medieval torture device. A word from Tanedra: "I like drama, and I would love to do action. Blow me up, throw me from a plane, let me jump off a building."That's stunt work, not acting. It may be easier to find employment, but the Academy won't recognize you as an integral and award-worthy element of cinema. You ever see Meryl Streep get thrown out of a plane, save the infamous scene from Kramer Vs. Kramer?Check out more scream queen pics after the jump (out of a plane)!
Do you remember the frustration you felt when viewing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Did you want to unleash your inner-Christian Bale on the filmmakers after that lazy attempt? Good news! Now you can own a piece of that cinematic turkey turd with this brand new "Nuke The Fridge" 12-inch figure!Actually all 600 of the limited edition have been sold out at $175 a pop. Sounds like a rousing success. Hopefully this means we will get more groan-worthy moments from film playsets. Such as Batman's Shark Repellent or Jeff Goldblum Uploading A Virus To the ID4 Aliens. (Sideshow Toys via /Film)
UGO reports that unsung actor Dylan Baker confirmed he will be making a return to the Marvel Universe in Sam Raimi's forthcoming Spider-Man sequel. In fact he had received his first call regarding the film just yesterday. Baker has appeared in both Spider-Man 2 and 3 as Dr. Curt Conners, better known as the web-slinger's scaly nemesis, The Lizard. Baker also reportedly stated that he would essentially have a background role, but no one is sure whether or not it's a joke and he'll finally transform from a mild-mannered Empire State University professor into the lab coat-wearing reptile. You can currently see Dylan Baker in screenwriter-turned writer-director Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat, available on DVD. While you're waiting for it to arrive on Netflix, check out today's top links:5 Horror Films Reviewed By You At Ages 10 and 24 (HolyTaco) 12 Amazing Sports Etch-A-Sketch (TotalProSports) Behold, The Reverse Photobomb (TheChive) Amputee Needed To Complete Halloween Costume (FilmDrunk) Parachuting Into Qualcomm Stadium (SuperTremendous) The Most Generic Actors In Hollywood (Pajiba) J Simpson And G Butler Hookup (CelebJihad) 12 Hitler Rants Toward Video Games (Unreality) 7 Real Movie Titles That Sound Like Porn (Asylum) Cheerleader Jayme Hamilton Lives The Jaguars Dream (BustedCoverage) Dirty, Dirty Pug Love (RegretfulMorning) Surfing The Internet Makes You Smarter (MadeMan) Carl Edwards Baby Shower Gifts (AllLeftTurns)
Director: Sam RaimiCast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Dylan Baker, Bruce CampbellSynopsis: TBD
A new clip from Robert Zemeckis's A Christmas Carol has crash landed like your embarrassment of an uncle after a few too many eggnog cocktails. That's a compliment. To the movie. Your uncle's a mess.If you're not familiar with the Dickens classic, then don't watch, because for some reason the studio decided to put the ending online before the movie hits theaters. If you are familiar with it, then I encourage you to watch, if only to see how far Zemeckis's animated filmmaking has come since Polar Express, in which all the characters looked like they hailed from the Village of the Damned. But this time around, Scrooge and company actually seem like they have soul. Not James Brown level, or even on the level of your fat uncle when he busts out the soundtrack to The Commitments and tries to sing along, which only ends up getting the cats all hot and bothered. But it's a step in the right direction.
Typical "Entertainment Tonight" puff piece here, but something worth checking out at the 1:30 mark. Is it just us, or does District 9's Sharlto Copley, who's been cast as Howlin' Mad Murdock, look a whole helluvalot like Dirk Benedict's version of Face from the original "A-Team" series?
I like to think of Shawnee Smith as the face of the Saw franchise mainly because Tobin Bell and a creepy puppet aren't much to look at. James Wan, the original director of Saw, had a crush Shawnee since he was 14, which is why he decided to cast her as Amanda. Now she's been getting hypodermic needles in her arms and reverse bear traps clamped to her face for years now, and I'm sure she couldn't be happier about it. A word from Shawnee: "One of the most breathtaking moments in my life was meeting Anthony Cumia. His boyish charm really moved me." If you think meeting a morning talkshow disc jockey is breathtaking wait until you meet a writer of an entertainment blog. Those guys'll knock your socks off with their boyish charm and rugged, Cheetos covered fingertips. Check out more breathtaking moments of still photography after the jump!
Not only is she easy on the eyes, but she’s got some acting chops as well.
Thanks to Marc Ecko and his new Black Rhino Collection, you can finally dress like your favorite psychopath without worrying about catching a light chill. Ecko has released new hoodies in the likenesses of The Joker, The Batman, The Jason, and The Saw Puppet. Knocking over gas stations has never been so stylish.Star Wars hoodies have been out there for awhile now and I'm really enjoying this fad. I eagerly await the day that it goes full-Elmo. Gangsta. (/Film)
Hot Chicks Trapped in a Cave – Watch more Funny Videos According to the end critic quote in the above trailer, The Descent 2 is the "Feel sh*t scared film of the decade." I'm not quite sure where on the unofficial Scare Meter 'sh*t scared' lands, but it's gotta be well above 'piss scared.' I've been piss scared before but never sh*t scared, nor do I have the desire to become so frightened by a film that it causes me to involuntarily evacuate my bowels right smack dab there in the theater. You think pop corn butter's hard to get up… The trailer does have a few good moments, but in order to beat its predecessor it's going to have to work all kinds of magic, or provide laxitives upon theater entrance. Today's links are full of fun and fiber! Flow Chart To Determine What Religion You Should Follow (HolyTaco) Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari Set On Fire (TotalProSports) The Juxtaposition Of People And Signs (TheChive) Patrick Bateman Was Based On Tom Cruise (FilmDrunk) 20 Examples Of Going Green Gone Wrong (SuperTremendous) Your First R-Rated Movie Theater Experience (Pajiba) Model Marisa Miller Changing Bikinis (CelebJihad) A Visual Guide To Twist Endings (Unreality) Picking Up Women On Halloween Made Simple (Asylum) Brooke Hundley Letter To Steve Phillips' Wife (BustedCoverage) Balloon Boy Neighbor Fist Fights Media (RegretfulMorning) What Your Cocktail Says About You (MadeMan) How To Jimme-Proof The Chase (AllLeftTurns) Car Eager For Cupcakes (NothingToxic) Legend Of Neil Season Finale (Atom)