Once again, I am faced with a deficit of TV recaps to post. Im temped to post rerunrecaps, but that would go against every principle of the internet. Luckily, there is a nice slew of morning news on this Friday, Feb 20th, the Year Of Our Lord, 2009.Screenjunkies Will Be Liveblogging the 2009 Oscars HERE. Slumpuppies Will Go To The Oscars (Filmdrunk)Twilight Two Has A New-New Title (MTV)Linda Hamilton To Crawl Out Of Cave, Voice Terminator Salvation (Filmonic)Mel Gibson To Crawl Out Of Cave, Yell About Jews (Pajiba)Early Buzz For Watchmen (/Film)
A young man awakens from a four-year coma to discover that his sweetheart has since become a Playboy centerfold.Title: Miss March Director: Trevor Moore Cast: Raquel Alessi, Molly Stanton, Holly Hindman, Craig Robinson, Alexis Raben Release Date: March 13, 2009
The studios make us age-gate these puppies, so check it out HERE. Seriously, it's worth watching for the pre-roll intro by two of the Whitest Kids You know.Synopsis: A young man awakens from a four-year coma to discover that his sweetheart has since become a Playboy centerfold. In Theaters Everywhere March 13!
Word on the internet street is that someone spilled the beans or opened the letters or whatever and published the Oscar winners. Im actually more interested in watching them just to see if the leaked list is actually legit. It's after the jump, so only click through if you are like me and the main reason you watch the ceremony is for all of those beautiful dresses and ad-hock Jack Black musical numbers, and not the suspense.
Wednesday means its time for a hump dump. There's a few things that have been happening, but nothing more earth-shattering that the death of Mickey Rourke's dog Loki. He was 18, and has been pawing on heaven's door for a while. TMZ had a very informative question and answer session with the actor while he chain smoked around other peoples dogs on the streets of NY. Here's the rest of your (poop) scoop.Screenjunkies is all UP in that Twitter. Follow us.Paul Dano Adopts An Asian Baby (Film School Rejects)
I enjoyed this trailer. And now, so can you. Synopsis: Nerdy high school senior Danny (newcomer Steven Kaplan) has spent six hundred bucks on the hotel room, the limo and the tux for his prom. He’s only missing one thing—the girl. Hampered by well-intentioned but clueless advice from his newly-divorced parents (William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines) and unsympathetic mocking from his best friends (Brandon Hardesty, Alia Shawkat), Danny battles peer pressure, teen angst and his own raging hormones as he desperately searches for a prom date.
By now we've all put away our Rutherford B. Hays commemorative China sets and have set out for a nice four day week. There's not a lot of news happening this week in the world of Movies and TV. Unless you count 17 new Watchmen viral videos. Which I'm not posting. Here are your links.
There is one scene in this movie that makes it worth watching. It involves Clive Owen following an assassin into the Guggenheim Museum in NY. There are dudes with Uzis and shattered glass and screaming tourists and spurting arterial blood. The rest of the movie has none of these things, and is totally confusing, right down to the last scene. But it might be your best bet on a weekend where Chick Flicks are out in force. Beware: there is a giant conspiracy, and it wants YOU to see crappy movies.
Director: Tom Tykwer Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Jack McGee, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen Synopsis: In The International, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Genre: Thrillers Release Date: February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th Friday the 13th Trailer 2 – Watch more Funny VideosA group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Mears) and his deadly intentions.Read our review by Mr. Buck Russell.
There are more Friday the 13th flicks than there are funny movies starring Billy Crystal. Jason Voorhees has been to camp, Manhattan, and even outer space. He has died and has been resurrected. As long as there are horny co-eds with a wild hair up their end to go camping, Jason will be there – machete included.
Wow, it looks like the studio released a bootleg of the second teaser trailer. Here's what the "uploader said on the youtube page:I apologize for the shakiness of the video. I'm not very tall and it was hard for me to get the full trailer on screen. I noticed that there are a few scenes that are from the Superbowl Teaser Trailer, but I think most of it is new and gives out a little more information (though as to what's the plotline I still am a little uncertain. Sorry, but I won't be able to upload this in HD.I call shenanigans. Does Paramount really need a viral strategy for this movie? It comes out June 24th. Name one more movie that you already know about that's coming out in June. See, you cant. Boom.
Can Tarantino redeem himself with a film about scalping Nazis? I'd say he has a pretty good shot at it, unless the film is four hours long and released in two parts. This trailer looks pretty bad ass.Director: Quentin TarantinoCast: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mike Myers, B.J. Novak, Samm LevineSynopsis: In Quentin Tarantino's newest, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as 'The Basterds' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis in Nazi-occupied France.Genre: Action & AdventureRelease Date: August 21, 2009
The hardest thing about this whole charade that Joaquin is pulling on the world has got to be keeping a straight face during the parts that are really funny. He does a good job not laughing until the end. But Dave gets him. I really wonder if he's making tons of enemies with this stunt?
There isn't really a reason to watch the show Wife Swap. But it's provided the internet with a few characters over the years who we can enjoy in videos like this. I cant watch without wanting to drive to San Francisco and punch this guy right in his stiff-upper-lipped monocle. His shirts are amazing. They say things like 'Tree-Hugger' and "Sus-Tain-Ability." They might be homemade. ARRRGH, it's infuriating. More on Mr. Fowler, and some other links. Stephen Fowler Is A Jerk Face (Gawker)ALERT: You Need To Watch Joaqin on Letterman Tonight (AICN)Look! It's Tom Cruise. And he's Running! (Unreality)
Land Of The Lost was one of my favorite shows as a kid. But from a mix of too much beer, some head trauma, and the fact that I was very young when it was on, I can not remember anything other than the intro song. Which means that if this adaptation misses the mark, I wont be able to tell. And I'll be too busy laughing at Danny McBride. The man is a genius. Director: Brad SilberlingCast: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride, Pollyanna McIntosh, Michael PapajohnSynopsis: Three adults inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak.Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Release Date: June 5, 2009
This trailer makes the movie look amazing. Here's the blurb:In TOKYO!, three visionary directors come together for an omnibus triptych examining the nature of one unforgettable city as it’s shaped by the disparate people who live, work (and run amok) inside an enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolis — the ravishing and inimitable Tokyo. In the tradition of such films as NEW YORK STORIES, NIGHT ON EARTH, PARIS JE T’AIME and its forthcoming sequel NEW YORK I LOVE YOU, TOKYO! addresses the timeless question of whether we shape cities, or if cities shape us — in the process revealing the rich humanity at the heart of modern urban life.So the blurb actually makes it sound sort of boring. What's a 'triptych?' But the trailer makes it look rad. Im going to trust the trailer. It comes out March 6th.
A young girl (Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better.Release Date: Feb 6thStudio: Focus
If you're looking for an highly-imaginative 3D animated Disneyland-like ride at the theaters, Coraline is your ticket. It's a unique movie experience, and could be the most creative 3D movie ever produced. It fits well into the genre of modern day fairy tale as it lures you into an increasingly creepy world where childhood pleasures slowly transform to nightmares.
That girl who got famous by screaming is all grown up (sort of) and completely monopolizing the box office this weekend. The good thing is that she's in movies that look worth watching. Yes, Coraline is based off a children's book– but it's supposed to be mildly unsuitable for children, and it's in 3D. Push has her as a Jean Grey-like mindreader who teams up with an older dude with crazy telepathic abilities to take down the man. Is she kind of cute? Find out by seeing her all weekend long. Your Movie Preview after the jump.
Transformers trailer if it were honest – Watch more free videos It is F'ING MICHAEL BAY DAY at Screenjunkies. This little gem comes from our comrades at Holytaco. And I don't care how loud the noises are. I will be seeing this movie. KA-BOOM.
A lot of you might not realize that Fred Durst put down the microphone and picked up the megaphone a few years back. His first big budget film was The Longshots. It was a family comedy staring Ice Cube. But before that he made this…uh….gem?, starring Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid And The Whale, Adventureland). The trailer doesn't make the film look that horrible. And now that it's getting a release I will be able to watch it, provided a DVD is sent directly to my door and placed in my DVD player by man-servant. His name is Standish. He's giving me a foot massage right now.
I first saw Demetri at the UCB Theatre in New York in 2004. I still think of it as one of the most original and hilarious live shows I have ever seen in my entire life. He has stayed relatively obscure and relegated to the favorite lists of comedy dorks and industry types. He had a stint on The Daily Show where he covered trends, like Myspace and Drinking wine, offering such suggestions as "If you are going to eat red meat, drink red wine. If you are going to eat fish, drink white wine. And if you are a vegan, you are annoying." It's the subtle play on words and Mitch Hedburg style of irony that makes him so good at what he does. But in a world where Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia are some of the most popular comics, will Demetri ever have mass appeal? Decide for yourself, Wed Feb 11th at 1030. A few more videos after the jump.
Like I said before— I don’t really care that Bale screamed at a DP. That kind of thing happens constantly in Hollywood. In fact, if you do the stats a DP gets screamed at every 4.7 seconds. What I do care about are the awesome ways that people use what others consider newsworthy to make HI-LARIOUS things. This one is my favorite one yet. Here are a few more to look at:Fake Warner Guy: Bale Is A Tornado Of PAIN (Filmdrunk)Bale Writes An Op-Ed. For Holytaco. (Holytaco)RU Professional REMIX (Youtube)WHAT DONT YOU UNDERSTAND!? (Pajiba)
Review By: Harvey Bodwin, 8th Grade.Outlander is the BEST movie where Vikings are fighting aliens which I have ever seen in all of my whole entire life! It is cool because I like both 1) Vikings and 2) I like aliens. So if you also like Vikings and aliens then you HAVE to see this movie. It is so cool!
The last trailer for the new Star Trek made it look like The OC…IN SPACE! The Super Bowl spot has convinced a lot of people that it could quite possibly be much, much more. Like maybe even Dawson's Creek…IN SPACE!Title: Star Trek : Super Bowl SpotDirector: J.J. Abrams Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, John Cho Synopsis: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Release Date: May 8, 2009
The big news today is obviously Christian Bale blowing out his o-ring on the set of Terminator. I get it, the dude was acting, someone screwed up, got his eye-line. People yell in Hollywood EVERY day. In fact, people yell in every industry every day. The ones with the power usually do the yelling. Why? Because they can. Plus, Christian Bale is a Mom-Beater. Here are your links, screamy. Christian Bale Screamgate…REMIXED (Filmdrunk)This Whole Arizona Porn Clip Thing Ain't Nothin New (Sound&Vision)Terminator 4 Concept Art Looks Transformery (Unreality)Yes, Even The Most Successfull Olympians Take The Pot (Pajiba)
These are "outtakes" from the eTrade talking babies campaign. I think it's kind of awesome that giant corporations are now in an ad world where they are not beholden to FCC regulations. They can do way more risky things and end up getting way more intentional views of their spots just by having them online. The PETA thing is a perfect example, even though they are a traditional business. They were banned from being aired during the game so the blogosphere basically distributed the video for them. As more and more companies realize that the traditional 'make a multi-million dollar commercial and then pay a pile of money on a 30 second spot' is not the way to go, it's going to shake things up. Which is why I'm stockpiling ammunition, canned food, and bottled water.
Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. -imdbRelease Date: June 26th, 2009Rating: N/AStudio: Dreamworks SKG
We are living in exciting times people. EXCITING TIMES. When Rutherford B. Robot invented the first robot, I doubt he had the foresight to visualize just how far things would come. But today, with Rutherford's dream realized, we stand perched on a new world of fighting machines. We now enter a bold era of metal on metal destruction. And we have people like Michael Bay bearing the standard on our march. Awesome. BOOM!