This Friday, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 opens and marks the first time two of cinema’s larger-than-life icons star opposite each other. Both born in 1954, John Travolta and Denzel Washington have had storied, if not tumultuous careers. We’ve decided to map out their careers like New York MTA maps train routes in the hopes it will shed some light on the box office success of 'Pelham. Is their train right on time or did it just miss the station by a New York Minute?
Martin Scorsese's newest film, Shutter Island, a drama set in an insane asylum got a new trailer today and… well… it looks suitably insane. Some may say it's off-the-hook insane. Those people would possibly be using a combination of hyperbole and street slang. Check out the trailer after the jump and see star Leonardo DiCaprio descend into the deepest, darkest bowels of madness, where even Michelle Williams manages to still look really hot.
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Director: Martin ScorseseCast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Mark RuffaloSynopsis: Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
Director: Marc WebbCast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zooey DeschanelSynopsis: Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) grows up thinking that he won’t be truly happy until he finds his true love. Summer (Zooey Deschanel) thinks the opposite. She doesn’t believe in love. However,they both meet each other ,and they do get along quite nicely. But this isn’t a story about love as they do break up eventually. He then tells the story of their 500 day relationship starting from day 1.
Director: Shane AckerCast (Voices): Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Elijah Wood, Crispin Glover, Christopher PlummerSynopsis: When rag doll '9' first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction.Genre: Animation, Fantasy
I want so badly for the German dub to refer to Optimus Prime as David Hasselbot. Two new clips from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen just surfaced on the 'nets today, and you're in for some real spoilers, if you speak German. Otherwise, it's just a lot of robot carnage. I hate missing all the nuances in Michael Bay films… Check out this clip, where Tyrese says, with great gravitas, "Oh, nein!" as the Decepticon known as Demolishor shows off how accurate Transformers are with their etymology. I can't help but imagine if Will Smith were reacting to this, he would have chimed in with an "Awww HELL nein!" German TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Clip – Watch more Funny Videos After the jump, watch another clip with Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox attempting to deal with a pesky little bugger named Wheelie. Also in German.
Remember when I said they'd make a Commando sequel before they'd reboot the film? I lied. Actually, I never said anything about anything. But the rumors have started flooding in, and Slashfilm has found several instances of corroborating evidence that indeed, a Commando sequel just might be in development… and that it might have a star already willing to take up the John Matrix mantle. The trail of clues starts in Australia, where, according to JoBlo, there's an article in a magazine called RCI that simply states a remake is being developed. Okay. But what of it? I heard Fox just optioned the remake of Tom Rothman's dream he had last night, a dream that was essentially a reënvisioning of Garfield 2. But there's more. CineFools.com also has picked up on the possibility that Dwayne Johnson is attached to the film already. I don't know how I feel about this. I think I have to meditate on it by watching the GREATEST opening credits sequence of all time… from the original Commando. You can watch it, too, after the jump.
Different smart people are always debating what it is that movies are supposed to do for us. From "transcending the emptiness of our modern lives" to "reflecting our secret desires," somebody always has some crackpot theory about what a movie means. So what does it mean that dudes getting interrupted while wanking it is in almost every kind of movie you can imagine? Drama, Coming of Age, Suburban Comedy, 1990's Hip Hop parody comedy. Here, in an intro to the genre, we present you with a survey course, Movie Masturbatus Interruptus 101. AMERICAN PIE
A new episode of "Man in the Box" went up today, and while it's not movie or TV related – not in the least – it still happens on a screen, so… yeah we're stretching. But it's a particularly funny episode, and any piece of original content that has the line, "Why don't you just go bang REO Speedwagon, then!" has our seal of approval. TODAY'S TOP LINKS. VISIT THEM! ENJOY! YOU'RE WELCOME! Leah Dizon Is Hot Lose Your One Night Stand Bruno's Lawyers Attack! 10 Freakish Youtubers Keyboard-Mouse Combo 10 Worst Superhero Lays 5 Diabolical Animals Tribute To Spencer Pratt Female MMA Champ Best Triumph Moments You Deadliest Catch! Top 10 Bikini Flick Scenes Pick Up Soap In Jail Finals Halftime Tweets Moon On 'Burn Notice'
Above is the first official look at Mickey Rourke as baddie "Whiplash" in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2: Our Secrecy Has Become Self-Parody. Originally, the character of Whiplash was female, but has since been reënvisioned as a dude whose real name is "Marc Scarlotti" within Marvel's Ultimate line of titles. Here's a pic:On the downside, the Rourke version of Whiplash kinda looks like a pirate from the future. On the upside, the Marvel comics version of Whiplash looks like DC Comics' Bane character. And something tells me that the image of Rourke is pre-official costume. That "something" is the official Iron Man 2 Whiplash concept art, which you can see after the jump.
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The Snuggie. You may not own one, but you probably know someone who does, or at least you're familiar with the "blanket with sleeves" that's become a bit of a internet meme. It's such a ridiculous yet attractive product that it's managed to seep its way into mainstream media, making appearances on shows like "30 Rock," and "The Big Bang Theory." And much of its popularity seems to be based on this really lo-fi – some may say terrible – commercial. Snuggie Commercial – Watch more Funny Videos
Above: Power Suit from Avatar on display at E3This morning, SlashFilm's Russ Fischer made a mega post about Avatar in which he compiled everything he has been able to gather on the film from his trusted sources and from producer Jon Landau's presentation at last week's E3 conference. (UbiSoft's Avatar game will be released concurrently with the film). Head over to SlashFilm for all the goods, or check our our Cliff Notes version after the jump – BOTH CONTAIN SPOILERS!
Being a movie star is hard. You have to deal with all those fans constantly wanting your autograph… the measly millions of dollars made every movie (barely enough to pay…
DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones CAST: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey (voice)SYNOPSIS: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
I have nothing to say about this image other than a) Thank you,SickPigs.com for bringing this masterpiece to my attention and b) if you are the person responsible for this masterpiece and you like "Dexter," then I have a Dexter Bobblehead courtesy of Showtime Networks for you. Just email us with evidence at email@example.com and we'll reward you. Today's Top Links: Christina Marie Red Carpet Moments Nick Cage Hires Witch Doctor NBA Finals Girlfriends Microsoft's New Gaming Best Performances of 2000s Why Does TV Suck? Star Wars/80s TV Mashups Brock Lesnar Smashes Odor Actresses Get Ripped Women Make Men Dumb Warrant Over One-Piece Etiquette Issues 5 Types of Dog Owners Cooking With Beer Fight Turns into Strip Clash Of The Titans Pic Modern Day Jesus Pwned in an Elevator Congressman Protests NBA
“Oh my God…” That was what the woman sitting behind me in the theater kept muttering as we watched The Hangover together. I have to admit, I had a similar reaction to this clever and raunchy comedy, albeit a silent one. I can understand why Zach Galifianakis’s ass might elicit such a response, verbal or internal. In a world of reimaginings and adaptations, it was refreshing to experience an original piece of material taking full advantage of its potential. The concept is so simple it’s a wonder no one’s thought of it before, but hallelujah for the people out there like Todd Phillips who get creative when delivering big laughs.
If you're reading this during Land of the Lost's opening weekend and happened to have come here from our homepage, you may have noticed the GIANT LAND OF THE LOST AD enveloping it. So, for those of you who think our advertisers dictate our reviews, you probably shouldn't read on. (And those of you who thought our "Best/Worst Movie Time Machines" piece was a thinly-veiled ad for Land of the Lost, you should just stop reading the site entirely.) Because I genuinely liked Land of the Lost.
Today, Summit released two new clips and six new stills from the upcoming Kathryn Bigelow-directed war movie, The Hurt Locker, opening June 26th. The first clip, entitled "Die Comfortably," features loose-cannon Staff Sgt. William James (the badass Jeremy Renner) resigning himself to the fact that if the bomb he's diffusing goes off, his armor isn't doing squat to save his life. The other clip, which you can watch after the jump, is called "Cell Phone, Two O'clock," and gives a tiny clip of the film's tension quotient, as St. Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce) – bedecked in full blast suit and all – is compromised by an insurgent with a cell phone-cum-detonator. And the guy's got Thompson's number… on speed dial… Check out the clip after the jump. We'll have a review for anxiety-inducing The Hurt Locker coming soon, but suffice it to say my sphincter was clenched the entire movie so as to avoid dropping a deuce in the pristine Wilshire Screening Room. And I want to be invited back there.
EDITOR'S NOTE: After posting what we thought was a funny riff on Mike Tyson – essentially a fake "on set journal" kept by the famed fighter during his work on The Hangover - some of our readers made it known that in late May, Tyson suffered the tragic loss of his 4-year-old daughter, Exodus. We agree with these readers that right now is not the time to be placing a humorous spotlight on Tyson, and have removed the original post. Screen Junkies offers our sincere condolences to Tyson and his family.
IT MIGHT GET LOUD TRAILER – Watch more Funny Videos In directing An Inconvenient Truth, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim basically managed to make a guy in a suit giving a Powerpoint presentation engaging. So it stands to reason that his upcoming film, It Might Get Loud, which gives an intimate look into the lives of guitar gods new, old and middle aged – Jack White, Jimmy Page and U2's The Edge, respectively – will be the documentary equivalent of a 90-minute H.J. An H.J. with a most bitchin' soundtrack. An H.J. with at least three solos involved. But not a solo H.J. That's just masturbation. Read more on the project and check out some production photos of the legendary guitar heroes after the jump. Try not to throw your panties at the computer.