All the channels are repeating old episodes, or switching into movie mode for the holidays. Here are some excellent movies on the toob tonight. Mission Impossible III 730/630c TNT Accepted 9/8c Comedy Central
Director Kaz Kiriya offers his take on the Japanese legend of Goemon, a Robin Hood-like figure who robbed to the rich and gave to the poor before… well, why spoil the movie? Here's a teaser Vid:Check out the Break Trailer Page for More Hot Vids. Director: Kaz Kiriya Cast: Yosuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryoko Hirosue, Jun Kaname, Gori Genre: Action
Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship. While that official synopsis does not sound mind blowing, I'm a big fan of Mark Ruffalo. I would also like to challenge Amanda Peet to a staring contest. I would lose, but that does not change the fact that she is very, very pretty.
From CAGE POTATO. We reported last week on Dolph joining an all star ass kicking team in Stallone's The Expendables. Now Randy Couture has joined the party. This addition to the cast has officially put them in the running for an Oscar in the categories of broken arms, one punch knock outs, roundhouses, and maybe even spinning pile drivers. Click on the image above for the full story from our MMA expert friends at Cagepotato.com.
It seems like more women in Hollywood are getting into roles as either porn stars or strippers. I guess times are tough. Last week it was Jessica Biel playing an artsy stripper. This week its Carla Gugino prepping to act our her the best fake DVDA scene that the Groundlings Acting Academy could ever prep you for. According to Empire, "The film's a sequel to Women in Trouble, an ensemble comedy about a day in the lives of 10 LA women." HA! See! That proves my long held suspicion: One out of ten women in Los Angeles are in fact porn stars. Carla Gugino to play a porn star (Empire)
Jack Black to guest star on The Office (Comingsoon)Clint Eastwood in The Growler (Funnyordie)Brain-Numb-A-Thon (CHUD)Brad Pitt, Wes An
Milk The Wrestler. The story of America’s first openly gay WWE wrestler. He pinned his opponents inside the ring and married them outside. Except in California.
Anyone who saw The Day The Earth Stood Still this weekend caught this trailer. I thought that every single episode of the X-Men series was dope. I know X-3 has it's detractors. But I am not one of them. Sign me up for this one.
Every once in a while you see a real news report that looks like it's explaining a scene from a movie. I always thought it would be awesome to devote an entire night of news to covering the carnage that occurs in one film. Live Free or Die Hard would be a good one. It would take five full hours of uninterrupted coverage to detail the destroyed buildings, cabs launched into helicopters, and dead bystanders.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, JLH has been busy. Among other projects, her newly bolstered production company has been developing the Untitled Odessa Project, a movie for Lifetime based on a Texas Monthly article titled She Had Brains, a Body, and the Ability to Make Men Love Her. It recounts the true story of a 22-year-old housewife and former homecoming queen in Odessa who became one of the city's most popular hookers. She is also has a 10-book graphic novel series in the works with IDW comics entitled Jennifer Love Hewitt's The Music Box. That, among other items, may be found in our morning industry news.
It's a night for Heroes and Sarah Connor Chronicles. And Bravo stops airing programs aimed at menopausal women and shows Heat. Prime Time TV Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles- Monday 8/7c, on FOX
(Editors Note: Sometime's two people from the massive staff of Screenjunkies review the same movie, and the best review wins. This is one of those occassions. Here's Thomas Anderson's. Max Power's review can be found here.) I have a confession to make: I’m a sucker for any good old fashioned sci-fi trip, even if said sci-fi trip involves some overused clichés and a plot that doesn’t entirely make sense. These flaws can be forgiven if the rest of the show gives enough thrills, special-events driven destruction, and Keanu Reeves.
I was listening to an episode of This American Life where they break down step-by-step what has happened in the financial markets over the past few months that has made hoards of analysts and traders literally shit their pants. Check it out, it’s mind blowing. The idea that our markets would just freeze up and stop working is something that trusted names in economics are saying is a reality. The consequences would be disastrous. Companies would stop making stuff. Millions of people would lose their jobs. Industrial food production would grind to a halt. We could potentially see a mini-apocalypse as chaos spread around the globe. And what brought on end of days? Terrorists? Nuclear mutual annihilation? Plague? Nope: friggin home loans.
For Those Who Patron The Theatre Hollywood (finally) starts her engines for the Holiday run of big blockbuster films.
Odette Yustman takes on Rogue's Gallery (Comingsoon)
This trailer has a totally awesome part at the 30 second mark where the main character says "Hitler is a Jerk. He'll never last." And then clinks giant beer mugs with his friend. Do we really need another movie about the moral dilemma of joining vs. not joining the Nazi Party in pre-war Europe?
Legendary pin-up model Betty Page died today at age of 85 from complications of a recent heart attack. If you're like me you're pretty shocked by the news that Betty Page was still alive.
EW's list of supposed hot scripts dropped yesterday. Number 9 is I'm With Cancer, written by Will Reiser. Will is a friend, so I've read the script numerous times, and I can confidently say that EW's description of the project as "The 40 Year Old Virgin with Chemo is total bullshit." It's WAY better than that.
From HOLY TACO. America needs more raps by British dudes about awesome movies from the 80's. Finally, someone has stepped up. I want to see Robocop narrated in rhymes ASAP.
I really don't like live theatre. It rubs me the wrong way. It could be that I just haven't seen enough good plays. It might be because I've spent time around so many actors that defend theatre while they give each other HJ's and say how brilliant they were in their last performance. I will, however, be watching when HBO airs this special presentation of Will Ferrell's Broadway show "You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush." No word yet on the date. But of course, we will let you know. Here's some morning news. HBO to air Will Ferrell's Bush show (Comingsoon)First look at a terminator factory (Empire) SAG could strike by end of January (Variety) Seagal, the tax paying vampire slayer (CHUD) Stiller goes green (Joblo) Oliver Stone to make Chavez doc (Variety)
The Office and 30 Rock get into the Christmas spirit with two new episodes of comedy gold frankincense. Prime Time TV
Evan Rachel Wood is Mary Jane (CHUD) The resurrection of Mickey Rourke (Maxim) Fallon responds to douchebag allegations (Flmdrunk) Liev Schreiber gets feral in Wolverine (Comingsoon) Sexiest music moments in TV History…
Powder Blue is a forthcoming movie where Jessica Biel plays a woman stripping to earn money to raise her terminally ill son. If it's one thing that a guy does not need it is a reason for a stripper to be stripping. We don't care about your college fund or your grandma's glaucoma.
Julian Farino will juggle Oranges
You've got a few options tonight. They are based on if you are watching TV with a woman next to you. If the answer is yes, then stick with a Christmas episode of House MD and a Nightline interview of Laura and Barbara Bush (she's the well behaved Bush daughter). If the answer is no, then go for the AMC salute to Mr. Bad Ass Motherfucker, Samuel L. Jackson.
Ok, Im just going to point this out real quickly. It sounds like Christian Bale is rocking the Dark Knight voice again. I swear I've seen him in interviews where he's totally capable of talking like a normal human. But no, he has to do the gravely throat-cancer-smoking-since-I-was-five thing. Either way this movie looks totally bad ass.
After a rough day of work, or 10 hours of XBOX, it's good to know that you always have TV to show some awesome slowmotion face slapping, and an over the top adventure TV movie to make you so comfortably numb.Prime Time TV
World's greatest game show (Maxim) New Monsters Vs Aliens Featurette (Empire) Why switching bodies with someone would suck (Cracked) Watchmen Comic-Con footage hits iTunes (Comingsoon) Rare sci-fi movie props hit action block (Wired) YouTube drama spawns doc (Hollywoodreporter)
The genius of Tropic Thunder is that the possibilities for jokes are basically endless. They created this bizarre meta comedy that broke through the Third Wall. And Awards season only offers even more outlets for spoofing the Hollywood machine– a machine that ramps up the pretentious seriousness about this time of year.
Boobies + Disney = Unemployed Captain Jack (KTLA) Emma Watson: I'd go naked (Huffington Post)