Either Vanity Fair's standards have gone way down, or it's almost time for April's issue dedicated to "Comedy's New Legends" to hit the shelves. This above image of Paul Rudd getting intimate with Jonah Hill, Jason Segal and Seth Rogan apes the now legendary VF photo of Tom Ford, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson cover shot (marvel at it, plus bonus shots from April's issue after the jump).
Finally, a cute indie romantic comedy with some solid mini-xylophone music in the trailer. It seems like there are so many of these, is it a genre yet? Director: Matt AseltonCast: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, Edward Asner, Jane Alexander, John GoodmanSynopsis: Mattress salesman Brian Weathersby (Dano) finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, Happy (Deschanel), who comes into his workplaces, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.Genre: ComedyRelease Date: April 3, 2009
This is just a reminder that YOU are the best around. No one is ever going to get you down. Not even dudes from the 80's with blond hair.
Director: John HamburgCast: Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, Thomas LennonSynopsis: Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward 'man-dates,' before meeting Sydney Fife, a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds.Genre: ComedyRating: RRelease Date: March 20, 2009
Director: Harold RamisCast: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, June Diane Raphael, David CrossSynopsis: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Black and Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.Genre: ComedyRelease Date: June 19, 2009
Director: Judd ApatowCast: Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, Jonah Hill, Eric Bana, Leslie MannSynopsis: When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.Genre: ComedyRelease Date: July 31, 2009
This was just sent to me by special correspondent Matt Sears. It's exactly what it says it is. Its Locke and Eko watching a movie. A totally awesome movie. It also raises a really important question. Why don't we have more artificially intelligent robot friends yet? We have the technology. I'm guessing it's just an issue of political will.
The just don't make movies like The Never Ending Story these days. Kid flying around on a magic BFF dragon dog. That was a FILM. What? They're remaking it? Please, PLEASE tell me that George Lucas is not involved. He's done enough damage to all of us. Here's your news.If the Story is Never Ending, How Can There Be A Remake? (Cinematical)Total Recall is Recalled Back to Theaters (/film)Samuel L. Jackson Is On Board For Iron Man 2 (Filmonic)A Glowing Review of Watchmen (Reel Movie News)
This video serves as yet another bit of proof as to the absolute superiority of Japanese TV shows in the realm of 'finding people with amazing and bizarre skills.' How does this guy brush his teeth? Nunchucks. How does he do his taxes? Nunchucks. Change a baby's diaper? Nunchucks. Everything. Nunchucks.
The term Zeitgeist is a German word that means "when two people have the same idea to make a movie about a mall cop at the same time." Seriously, look it up. Blart did really well. In a money making sense. I never saw it. I skipped my screening because I had the intuition that another, far superior mall cop movie would come out. Germans have a word for that type of intuition. And that word is Blart.Director: Jody HillCast: Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael PeñaSynopsis: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show.Genre: ComedyRelease Date: April 10, 2009
Wednesday. The Middle of the week. A week where we are all totally not reeling from the devastatingly-predictable Academy Awards. An academy awards where a gay man beat a wrestler and Hollywood got outsourced in the best possible way. Here's some news from this week. Danny Boyle Buys houses for Slumdog Kids. AWESOME (/film)Really? Gondry? Green Hornet? Rogen Speaks (MTV)Amenabar’s Epic AGORA In Trailer Form. With Rachel Weiss (Twitch)Avatar Shot on 197 Cameras. At the same time (Filmonic)
This show sort of eluded my radar so I watched the first episode ala On Demand last night. It was pretty good, which means I have 12 episodes to watch before the season two premiere, which is doable. By the way AMC, when does Mad Men come back? I need me some Don Draper. In a Viking way.Here's the blurb: Catch up on Breaking Bad with this :90 recap of Season 1, just in time for the Season 2 premiere March 8 on AMC. For more info check out AMC TV.
It was a bummer that The Wrestler was snubbed last night at the Oscars. Sean Penn did a great job with Milk and yada yada yada whatever. But Rourke's performance was captivating on a whole different level. Plenty of people outside of the Academy realize that, which is why he's picked up so many other awards. The above video is a reminder of why he's so rad, and a refreshing voice among the trite, breathless acceptance speeches we're all so used to. Kate Wislet– whistle so I can point at you. Great.
Aside from the obvious Seth Rogen one-liners, this movies seems to be a little more serious than Apatow's others. A few of my friends caught the cast around town rehearsing for their roles at various comedy clubs. The verdict: Awkward. Stand up ain't easy.
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