According to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily, Paramount's Star Trek pulled in $26 million on saturday, a 9% increase from Friday's box office. The studio is reportedly confident that the totals for the film, including the Thursday night previews, will reach $75 million. Not quite as big as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but one would have to think Star Trek's gonna outlast its mutant rival if the reviews mean anything. In any case, it's another success for JJ Abrams to celebrate. In tribute to Mr. Abrams, here's a video from the Fine Brothers that posits what would happen if Trek met Lost. See the rest of the weekend Box Office Estimates after the jump:
Recently, IESB.Net posted 10 – count 'em – 10 new clips from McG's Terminator Salvation. Not a ton of spoilers, but a little extra context into a lot of stuff we've seen in the trailers already. 'Nuff said. Watch with me if you want to live. #1 – "What are you doing here?"
Dear Star Wars fans,There's something I've needed to get off of my chest for years now… something that even when pointed out and shown in plain sight may shock people. The true hero of the Rebel cause and destroyer of the Galactic Empire is not Luke Skywalker.I'm talking about Lando Calrissian.Luke, Leia and Han, while important characters, showed nowhere near the bravery or cunning of Lando. He's just a misunderstood character, appearing as this Galaxy's Judas to some. But rest assured nothing could be further from the truth. Allow me to elucidate…
Terminator Salvation – 4 Minutes – Watch more Movie Trailers This Guy Is The Best Shower Singer (FilmDrunk) Italians Rule The Blogosphere (MoonDogSports) Happy Mothers Day, Danzig Style (SickPigs) 25 Sexy Female Mugshots (Manofest) I Wanna Be Captain Kirk (Pajiba) Sandy Scott Is Spankin' Hot (GorillaMask) Pregnant Teens Dance (IAmBored) The 6 Greatest Battlefield Mindfucks (Cracked) Vin Diesel Is The Wheelman (Filmofilia) Hippo vs Giant Octopus (HolyTaco) Arizona States Indie Run (BustedCoverage) Monica Keena Is Way HOT (Uncoached) Jason Statham vs. Daniel Craig (Unreality) Heath Ledger In Parnassus (ThePlaylist) Missing Dog! (TomOatmeal) Pantless Dude Gets Owned (NothingToxic)
Joey, do you like sequels about gladiators?For those of us who’ve seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, it’s probably a safe bet to say the story of Russell Crowe’s Maximus has already reached a satisfying end. (If you haven’t seen it and you don’t mind SPOILERS… Maximus dies at the end after accomplishing all he set out to do, leaving no room for sequels per se).Yep, there is absolutely no way an audience could ever expect anything more from Crowe and Scott’s collaboration. A sequel – aside from being completely unnecessary – seems nearly impossible. Where’s the entry point? There is no way the talent involved would even think about approaching a sequel to such a celebrated, complete story. Right?What? We’re talking about Hollywood? In 2009? Oh. Ahem. Right.Turns out that Nick Cave, writer of Australian western The Proposition and the upcoming adaptation of The Road, has written out a Gladiator 2 script that the folks over at Gone Elsewhere got a hold of. If you’re into lengthy reviews, then you can check it out on their site. If you’re into the Cliff Notes, then look no further than the jump.
The newest trailer for the Will Ferrell comedy Land of the Lost debuted today, adn we have it after the jump. The opening classroom scene is a nice little twisted spin on the classic Kindergarten Cop kids-say-the-darnedest-things conceit, setting up Ferrell's character as a failing scientist a bit more than we've seen in the Superbowl spot. After that, it's pretty much two minutes of Ferrell running around and scream-talking at special effects, all underscored by The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again." The he gets to make out with Anna Friel. Typical.
Crank writing/directing duo Neveldine & Taylor’s next movie (shot prior to Crank: High Voltage) is a futuristic thriller called Gamer, and features everyone's favorite Spartan Gerard Butler as a "star player" in a game called "Slayers," in which humans – like Butler – control other humans in online gaming environments. Such a meta-actioner. A metactioner. I just coined it. Send me money!!!Royalties aside, I think the new interactive poster for the film is worth showing you guys. You can move your mouse over Butler's face and, instead of drawing a mustache like normal, you get to peel away layers to show the mastermind controlling him in the film. Actually, he doesn't look super authoritarian, so maybe he's more of a middle managemind.Get to playing with Butler's face after the jump
Directors: Mark Neveldine/Brian TaylorCast: Gerard Butler, Milo Ventimiglia, Alison Lohman, Michael C. Hall, Efren Ramirez, Terry CrewsSynopsis: Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).(Formerly known as Citizen Game).
Here's the last Star Trek starlet to get you prepped for Abrams's sexed up reboot, if you haven't seen it three times already. Our featured girl's roles have gotten smaller and smaller each day, and we're ending on a girl who's character is basically the equivalent of an Original Series red shirt, minus the expendable part. Yes, it's siren Rachel Nichols as "Gaila," the green Star Fleet Cadet! Where You've Seen Her Before: Rachel's familiar with Abrams and company, having guest starred on the fifth (and final) season of "Alias" as CIA Agent Rachel Gibson. She also showed up in the remake of The Amityville Horror, in Charlie Wilson's War as one of "Charlie's Angels," and in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, which you have secretly seen and enjoyed on a lonely saturday night. You're going to be seeing a lot more of Rachel this summer, as she's also starring as Scarlett in G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra.Random Quote: "I am smarter than you, and I am better looking, and I have an accomplished career, and I’m not even thirty."Well then. See how accomplished Rachel is in these racy photos after the jump.
One Eyed Monster Trailer – Watch more Movie TrailersThis is the trailer for the film, One Eyed Monster starring Ron Jeremy, available on DVD right now. It's a horror movie about Jeremy's detached penis going on a rampage, and an adult film crew banding together to stop it, natch. Somewhere, a Gender Studies professor is already beginning her dissertation on the film as a biting media satire, but I'm pretty sure it's just about a giant dick killing people. At about 1:59 in the clip, an actor pretty much sums up the movie, and his line delivery is so earnest, he should win an award or something. Check out the links from some other huge dicks that we fear & respect. Favre's Agent Wants To Win Another Superbowl (MoonDogSports) 10 Hilarious Movies That Got Awful Reviews (UnrealityMag) Mike Tyson Sings Phil Collins (FilmDrunk) Images of Robert Downey Jr. in his Iron Man 2 Suit (Pajiba) '12 Months' In Estonian (Manofest) The Keyboard Cat Should Have co-starred in Garfield 2 (SickPigs) Carla Morgan Is Spankin' Hot (GorillaMask) This Guy's The Life Of THe Party (IAmBored) Star Trek's Most Ridiculous Alien Races (Cracked) Awesome District 9 Trailer (Filmofilia) Manny Ramirez's Steroid Storyboards (Holytaco) Eyes Wide Shut Orgy, Arizona State-style (BustedCoverage) Hotties In The Wild Internet (Uncoached)
It's Mother's Day on sunday, and Screenjunkies is saluting the top ten movie moms from whom we wouldn't mind receiving a spanking. Deciding this was difficult. We pored over days' worth of DVDs… held focus groups in top secret testing facilities underneath Beverly Hills… and even phoned our Dads to get their opinions. What resulted is this list – a virtual who's who of cinematic MILFage from the past twenty years. You may not agree with them as your personal ten, but you can't deny that if any of them were your mother… then you probably have/had a lot of friends ask to spend the night at your place in high school.Send in the MOMS!!! HALLE BERRY as Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball
Star Trek officially opens tonight and Mother's Day is Sunday. How appropriate, then, that we introduce you to Jennifer Morrison, who plays Winona Kirk, the mother of Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, in JJ Abrams' film. There are several different backstories associated with the character, but no matter what reality you buy into as a Trekker, you can't deny Jennifer's practically playing the mother of god. Where you've seen her before: She's probably most familiar as Dr. Allison from Fox's "House" series, but she's also played Jamie in Grind, Amy in Urban Legends: Final Cut, and Chris in a small 2004 film called Mall Cop, whose makers probably hate their lives right now.Random Quote: "My resume for Cameron has me graduating medical school the year I graduated junior high.”See pictures of Jennifer after the jump:
“Star Trek” has been lying on the emergency room table for a good 10 years now, finally flat-lining with the ultra-flop “Nemesis” back in 2003, and then being confirmed dead when the pitiable TV series “Enterprise” was cancelled in 2005. After having overcome cancellation, diminishing box office returns, and an increasingly maligned mythology only taken seriously by hardcore fanboys, “Star Trek” looked like it had finally breathed its last Enter JJ Abrams, who has retooled, rebooted, and re-energized this franchise into a slick, hip, action-packed and character-driven summer blockbuster that will bring in much-needed new fans and please plenty of hard-to-satisfy Trekkies. The hardcore fans won’t be happy, but then again, are they ever?
Mothers Day Card 03 – Watch more Funny Videos
Mothers Day Card 02 – Watch more Funny Videos
Mothers Day Card 04 – Watch more Funny Videos
Mothers Day Card 01 – Watch more Funny Videos
Mothers Day Card 05 – Watch more Funny Videos
Well, another day, another Inglourious Basterds poster featuring another cast member being labeled a "Basterd." This time it's Diane Kruger… but we didn't want to use that as our main image, because we're feeling whimsical today. So here's a fake poster from our fantasy version of inglourious Basterds, in which a youthful Gary Coleman takes on the Nazis. Whatchutalkin'bout, Hitler?!See the real Diane Kruger poster (and the others released at this point) after the jump.
If you haven't seen Zach Galifianakis's FunnyOrDie show, Between Two Ferns, you've been missing the internet's best talk show, period. In the new episode, the hirsute star of the upcoming Vegas comedy The Hangover (also starring likely Green Lantern Bradley Cooper and The Office's Ed Helms) waxes idiotically while interviewing Natalie Portman, who does her best not to crack up. She's a trooper. Watch the video after the jump, and see Mr. Galifianakis threaten to tie a Yorkshire Terrier's penis in a knot.
There have been rumors floating around, but today, on CNN's "American Morning," anchored by Kiran Chetry, former porn star (and current adult film producer) Stormy Daniels was interviewed about her 'serious' potential candidacy for United States Senate. If it happens, she would be running in Louisiana against Republican Senator David Vitter, whom you may remember as being involved with the "D.C. Madame" and her prostitution ring back in '07. Embedded video from CNN Video Not sure what platform Daniels will run on, but if one does only a tiny bit of research (or opens the secret compartment in the air duct where one keeps one's pornography), it's easy to see that Daniels has had experience with several hot button issues of the day. She's seen action in the Persian Gulf with… She's brushed up on Foreign Relations with… And she's closely examined our broken health care system in… Seems like we're merely steps away from…
Okay okay, maybe the term "starlet" doesn't apply to Winona Ryder, given that she's consistently worked in the biz since 1988's Beetlejuice. But with Abrams' new movie, Winona's career is going to get a reboot, just like Star Trek itself. So it's like a reincarnated starlet. Who is Winona in Trek? In the film, Winona plays Amanda Grayson, Spock's human mom. The character has appeared four times prior to this new installment, including the "Journey to Babel" episode in the Original Series, and in the films, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. If you're the first person to name the episode of the Trek cartoon series in which Amanda appears, WE HAVE A STAR TREK T-SHIRT FOR YOU. (Just email our feedback_@_screenjunkies.com address) Fun fact: her marriage to Spock's Dad, Sarek, is widely considered to be the first Vulcan-Human interracial marriage. Space fevah!Character Quote: "Logic! Logic! I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know what I think about your logic?"It would only be logical of you to check out the photos of Winona after the jump:
A new extended scene from Rian Johnson's upcoming The Brothers Bloom has hit the 'Net, and we have it. Watch carefully as star Rachel Weisz shows how to deliver a compelling monologue while demonstrating the sort of card trickery reserved for hustlers and extremely talented birthday party magicians. Brothers Bloom – Card Trick Scene – Watch more Funny VideosIf you liked that, check out our Brothers Bloom image gallery after the jump. The film opens in NY and LA on May 15, then wide on May 29.
The reviews are rolling in for JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot, and they're glowing like a phaser set to "kill." And boy, does Abrams knows how to cast killer lady actors. For the rest of this week, Screenjunkies will be singling out a Star Trek starlet each day and giving you a few tidbits of their career history before opening night. Set loins to "aroused."Today's girl is Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura in the film. Where you've seen her: As Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, as Dolores Torres in The Terminal, and as Angie Jones in Vantage Point. She'll also be in the film version of the second coming of Jesus, James Cameron's Avatar. Pointless Quote: “You need 100% commitment; you have to be willing to wake up every morning knowing you're going to practice eight hours straight.”See the photos of Zoe after the jump:
The new trailer for Michael Mann's 1930s Gangster flick Public Enemies hit the 'Net earlier today. So far, so awesome. It sort of pulls the old A Knight's Tale gimmick of putting contemporary music in a period piece, albeit not quite to the same obvious degree. But then someone thought golly gee, this movie looks so authentic, we'd be nuts not to give it the ol' newsreel treatment, see! Watch more Funny Videos We think it fits right in there with some of the old talkies. Except for the steadicam work, the real car stunts and the lack of horrid compositing.
This trailer just might satisfy your thirst for LOTR until Del Toro's double header Hobbit comes out… Trailer 2 – The Hunt For Gollum by HuntForGollum Who knows where the hell all these nerds got the money for helicopter shots and decent makeup, or where they picked up the hot Arwen who's down to kiss said nerds, but these guys (actually 160 volunteers) put together what looks to be a surprisingly good fan film that might actually get off those Simarllion-reading fanboys out there. Check out it out in it's entirety, all 40 minutes of the film (which was released world-wide just two days ago) right after the break.
The NBA Playoffs are (finally) into the second round and at long last we have gotten over an unbelievably uneventful NCAA Tournament. So, needless to say, we’ve seen some good basketball lately (apart from the Utah Jazz – jab!). Why not take a look at some of Cinema’s darker basketball moments? You know the ones – super-leaping little children tomahawk-dunking on some white doofus’ face when the glass shatters at the buzzer and the crowd goes wild. Those are the moments when people realize, and movies preach, life is not all about basketball. It’s about love, friendship, hard work, and sweat. Lots and lots of sweat. It’s all still about basketball, though. That’s why the hero gets carried off the court on people’s shoulders. No one gave a damn about anyone learning a lesson, they cared that their team won the game at the last friggin’ second! Not only that, the team showed those jerks over at Opponent High (Fighting Muskrats) that they were the better basketball players and therefore the better people.
This past weekend, after a second screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I came to terms with the fact that, from time to time, I have an insatiable appetite for comic books. Maybe I just got wrapped up in Fox's full-on marketing assault this time? Check. Maybe it's a feeling of desperation to recapture my youth? Oh god… check. I got so into it, I belabored over the contents of a piece on X-Men stories that should be on film… and in doing so, I found myself needing to revisit a bunch of the classic Marvel back-issues. One problem. All my back issues are stowed away, carefully bagged and boarded in my grandparents' basement back in the Midwest. And as much as my grandfather would probably be willing to ship every single one of them to me via UPS ground – god bless him – I needed them at my fingertips, and pronto.And then I discovered Marvel Digital Comics, which was an experience I can only imagine as akin to the first radio, television, or downloaded porn mpg…
They don’t quite possess the good looks and panache necessary to thrive as A-list leading men, and they haven’t yet been granted a role meaty enough to raise them up to supporting actor status. They are the supporting actor’s supporting actor. The character actors that populate a film with moving, emotional performances yet too often go unnoticed or remain the undistinguished “guy who was good in that movie.” We here at ScreenJunkies wish to honor a few of these unsung heroes of the silver screen. It’s time to eliminate the question mark and give these outstanding thespians the recognition they deserve. COLM FEORE Movies You’ve Seen Him In: Changeling The Exorcism of Emily Rose The Chronicles of Riddick