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‘THE HANGOVER’ HAS A NEW RED BAND TRAILER
Friday, May 29 by

Via IGN comes the newest Red Band trailer for the Todd Phillips-directed The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.  I'm hoping this movie blows up Galifianakis's career in the way that Bubble Boy and Out Cold could not.  I'm talking leading man big.  I'm talking the next, infinitely more hirsute George Clooney.  Everyone's saying this Sam Worthington fellow is a man's man.  But I'd pay to see a Skynet-manufactured android Galifianakis (the Z-800?) battling a CG Arnold any day.  You don't have to pay squat to visit these quality links.  Have a great weekend, fellow Junkies! Best Celeb Wipeouts             Meet Mindi Smith           Andy Milonakis = Weird            Best Horror Comedies        Calipari Still Got 'Splainin'    14-y.o. Guitar Hero Champ              Real Lady Assassins          Tintin Has a Release Date          Chicks Wrestling                   Sick B-Baller                        Obama'nator               Single Punch Knockout           Sexual Position Quiz         What's the right Prosthetic?    Guy Can't Help But Puke         

NEW ‘GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA’ CLIP
Friday, May 29 by

MTV just posted this new clip from Mummy & Van Helsing director Stephen Sommers's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, opening in the summer wasteland known as August. In the clip, Duke (Fighting's Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Dance Flick's Marlon Wayans) don their Master Chief rip-off suits to give chase to The Baroness (Mysteries of Pittsburgh's Siena Miller) on the rooftops of Paris.  We also get a look at Storm Shadow, trading his tradmark white balaclava for an alabaster Sonny Crocket sportcoat. All that was missing was a Jan Hammer keytar riff to herald his entrance.  Must… resist… urge… to… embed… Jan… Hammer… GAAAAAH!  Too late.  Kneel before the Great Synthesizer!

NATALIE PORTMAN JOINS CAST OF ‘YOUR HIGHNESS’ WITH JAMES FRANCO & DANNY MCBRIDE
Friday, May 29 by

Earlier this morning, Screen Junkies had the opportunity to attend the press day for Land of the Lost, during which co-star Danny McBride confirmed Variety's report that Natalie Portman would be joining the cast of the fantasy/adventure comedy Your Highness, already prepping in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The film stars McBride and James Franco, and is being directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express).  Hear a bit of McBride talking Your Highness below: Danny McBride on Your Highness – Watch more Funny Videos According to McBride, director Green has been over in London for a while casting the film, and hopes that, aside from its marquee names, the film will have an otherwise British cast.  Sounds like they're taking the sword and sorcery thing seriously. Hear Danny's musings on British people after the jump:

‘THE BROTHERS BLOOM’S’ RINKO KIKUCHI
Friday, May 29 by

Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom opens in wider release this weekend. If you get to the theater and Up and Drag Me to Hell are sold out – or if you're in the mood to just see a rock solid, atypical summer movie, then check it out (and if you want, read our review).  If you need extra incentive to see it, how about one of its stars, Japanese bombshell Rinko Kikuchi, who plays Bang Bang, the aptly-named explosives expert.  We won't delve into dirty jokes about her character's moniker, but we'll gladly play set up man for your sick minds.  Where else you've seen Rinko: Probably not many other films, unless you're a Japanese cineaste.  But her breakout role was in the Oscar-nominated Babel, a film in which she played the deaf/mute girl Chieko Wataya.  (She is one of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category.)  Look for her in Mikael Håfström's '40s period piece, Shanghai, opposite John Cusack and Chow Yun Fat. Random Quote: "The nudity itself was not my concern." (re: Babel)See the photos of Rinko not concerning herself with nudity after the jump:

YOUR HIGHNESS
Friday, May 29 by

Director: David Gordon GreenCast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie PortmanSynopsis: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom. 

‘DEAD SNOW’ TRAILER STARS NAZI ZOMBIES AND EXTREME SNOWMOBILING (BUT NOT BOTH)
Thursday, May 28 by

Dead Snow Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Above, you'll find the latest trailer for Norwegian film Dead Snow, the plot of which is basically a Coors Light commercial circa 1995 that gets hijacked by Nazi Zombies.  (If you were the ad agency behind Coors Light commercials circa 1995, you might have felt as though your work was hijacked by Nazi Zombies every time your client had notes.)  The film was a sleeper hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and will have a limited release in the States starting June 19th.  Here are today's Top Links:            Meet Mary Castro               10 Fan-Made Trailers           100 Hot Bud Girls            90s TMNT Rip Offs               Kick-Ass Stunt Guy            Animal "O" Faces"             Be a Classy Drinker        How to Survive Prison         Bad Movies for BroadWay              Deleted Scene from T4           Theresa Correa        John Calipari Got 'Splainin' to Do!

5 DISTURBING SAM RAIMI MOMENTS
Thursday, May 28 by

Sam Raimi is back in theaters this week with Drag Me To Hell, a gnarly revenge tale focusing on the repercussions of a selfish act. It’s his first non-Spider-Man film since 2000 and, judging by trailer, it seems he’s been eager to flex his genre muscles. He’s always been a tremendously inventive director with a wicked taste for the macabre and this film will surely display these skills. Below are five disturbing scenes we’ve compiled to give you a sense of the man’s work…

‘MR. NOBODY’ TRAILER
Thursday, May 28 by
Mr. Nobody
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Director: Jaco van Dormael Cast: Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley Synopsis: A tale that spans different time zones of the 20th and 21st centuries. Genre: Drama Release Date: October 7, 2009

‘BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS’ TRAILER
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BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS
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Director: Werner Herzog Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer Synopsis: “Port of Call” stars Cage as the not-good Lieutenant and Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge, Xhibit and Fairuza Balk as the people who helps him be not so good. Genre: Drama Release Date: December 2, 2009

Dead Snow
Thursday, May 28 by

Director: Tommy Wirkola Cast: Charlotte Frogner, Ørjan Gamst, Stig Frode Henrikse, Evy Kasseth Røsten Synopsis: A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. Genre: Horror Release Date: June 19th, 2009 (Limited)

‘PANDORUM’ TRAILER
Thursday, May 28 by
‘DIE HARD: YEAR ONE’ COMIC BOOK HITS SHELVES IN AUGUST
Thursday, May 28 by

Ever been curious about Die Hard hero John McClane's back story?  Like, the waaaay-back story before Holly and the kids?  Well, you can put your curiosity to bed soon.  This August, Fox Atomic Comics and BOOM! Studios will release the first issue of Die Hard: Year One, a comic book that will delve into McClane's rookie year on the force.   According to Comics Continuum, the comic will follow John while he "earns his badge in New York City during 1976's Bicentennial celebration… and the Summer of Sam."  This doesn't bode well for a run-in with an eight-year-old Argyle, but a man can dream.  (I don't think I'm alone in saying that an alternare-reality Die Hard title in which McClane brings a young Argyle on as his wisecracking sidekick would kick all sorts of ass.  Throw in a superpowered Hans Gruber and you have yourself a top-selling title.)Ahem.  Back to reality.  Issue #1 of Die Hard: Year One is written by Howard Chaykin, who was behind DC/Vertigo's American Century title, and had a hand in Marvel's "Mutant X" TV show.  Stephen Thompson (IDW's Star Trek: New Frontier) will supply the artwork, and it looks like there might be some variant covers by Dave Johnson, Jock and John Paul Leon.Issue #1 will be 24 pp. and available for $3.99 at any self-respecting comic book shop. Check out the full covers after the jump!

Raimi Temp Post
Thursday, May 28 by

    

JASON SCHWARTZMAN & BO BURNHAM IN ‘YO, TEACH!’ – A ‘FUNNY PEOPLE’ META CLIP
Thursday, May 28 by

A little while back, we posted about the Judd Apatow-helmed, Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen-starring Funny People featuring fake films within the film.  Well, one of those fakes has found its way to the 'nets early.  It's Jason Schwartzman as actor Mark Taylor Jackson, starring in his own NBC sitcom, "Yo, Teach!"  Imagine "Head of the Class," but with wisecracking city kids instead of precocious geniuses, and with internet comic sensation Bo Burnham appearing as an "F" student who raps to cope with his insecurities.  Yo, Teach! – Watch more Movie Trailers It's damn funny stuff, and Apatow nails the tone of all those one-liner-laden sitcoms that still dealt with "the issues" of the day… you know… shows like "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and… every other show on NBC from 1987-2001.  This bodes well for the rest of the film, I'd say.  The filmmakers even went so far as to shoot an EPK for the show, which you can watch after the jump.  It might be the first EPK worth watching in the history of EPKs.

‘A PERFECT GETAWAY’ TRAILER
Thursday, May 28 by
’77′ TRAILER
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A Perfect Getaway
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Director: David Twohy Cast: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant Synopsis: A couple on a Hawaiian vacation discover that there are maniacs stalking and murdering the tourists who visit the island. Genre: Thriller Release Date: August 14, 2009 

NEW ‘AVATAR’ CONCEPT ARTWORK
Thursday, May 28 by

Hot off the CMS from Marketsaw, the 3D Movie blog, come these new Avatar images.  According to the site, both pieces are official concept art from the forthcoming book The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure, which will feature 120 full color concept images in it as well as interviews.(Click image to enlarge)The image above is of some sort of insect-like helicopter, a piece of machinery whose origins Marketsaw can't confirm yet (but head over to their blog to read their in depth speculation.)  The folllowing image is a full rendering of the Power Suit, which we've only seen a piece of until now. (Click image to enlarge)I don't know about you guys, but something tells me we're going to be seeing some footage of the flick at Comic Con…

’77
Thursday, May 28 by

Director: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton Synopsis: Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything. Genre: Comedy Release Date: September 1, 2009

‘DRAG ME TO HELL’S’ ALISON LOHMAN
Wednesday, May 27 by

  This Friday, Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell emerges from the depths and into theaters everywhere.  Its star, Alison Lohman, plays Chris, a submissive bank employee who has to grow a pair when a curse is put on her and a particularly douche-y demon tries to… yes, you know… drag her to Hell. Raimi is known for his male muses, particularly Bruce Campbell, but can Lohman become the female Ash?  We've seen the film, and she's got the comic chops, if not the chin. ALISON LOHMAN TALKS DRAG ME TO HELL – Watch more Movie Trailers Where else you've seen her: Lohman got her big break as Angela, Nic Cage's long lost daughter, in Matchstick Men.  She quickly followed that up as a young Sandra Templeton Bloom in Tim Burton's Big Fish, and was the spitting image of a young Jessica Lange, who played the older Sandra.  Look for Alison in the upcoming Neveldine/Taylor-helmed Gamer, with Gerard Butler. Random Quote: The only thing I care about is that I have a strong sense of the character I'm playing. Check out the photos of Alison after the jump.

NEW PHOTOS FROM ‘THE BOOK OF ELI’, WITH DENZEL WASHINGTON AND GARY OLDMAN
Wednesday, May 27 by

2001.  That's the last time Allen and Albert Hughes have directed a feature film: their underrated adaptation of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper tale, From Hell.  In between then and now, the Hughes Brothers have each developed solo projects, helmed TV commercials and music videos together, and pitched projects around town.  This writer's had the good fortune to work with them on a couple, believe it or not.Well, the time has come for the brothers to rise again with their post-apocalyptic opus, The Book of Eli, currently being shot in New Mexico.  The film stars Denzel Washington as the titular hero, who treks across a barren wasteland of a future United States to protect a book that may mean man's survival.  Head over to USA Today for an in-depth first-look at the pic.  Or if you're not in the mood to read…Check out some of the new photos from the production after the jump.

The Book of Eli
Wednesday, May 27 by

Cast: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Ray StevensonDirectors: Allen and Albert HughesSynopsis: A loner treks across a post-apocalyptic America with a mysterious book that could be the key to man's salvation.

STALLONE: THE BADDEST BADASS EVER
Wednesday, May 27 by

Editor’s Note: Many times on Screenjunkies, we falsely assume the identities of celebrities and write articles.  Other times, we make characters up entirely.  What you’re about to read is the genuine work of a student currently enrolled in the USC School of Cinema-Television.  It is real.  It is raw.  It is about one young man’s discovery of love for a cinema legend.  It didn’t cost us a dime to run. By Spencer Vickers In my frequent search to procrastinate when eight three-page papers are due the next day, I find myself up at odd hours of the night on Youtube, looking for something to blow my mind. Porn would probably be more constructive or fulfilling, but sharing a room with another dude puts a damper on that idea… most of the time, at least.  (But you never even know it’s happening, Steven, so just settle down.) 

TRAILER FOR ’77′ – PATRICK READ JOHNSON’S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ‘STAR WARS’ FLICK
Tuesday, May 26 by

Above is the trailer for filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson's '77.  This film is autobiographical, and tells the story of Johnson falling in love with Star Wars.  No word on whether a sequel is planned in which his love affair turns into a job directing Baby's Day Out.  [trailer via Alex Billington @ FirstShowing.Net]Here are today's top links:             Seana Mitchell                     Child Prodigies                The Babysitter          Edith Larente              New Charlize Theron Movie    Funny BBQ Flow Chart         Wrong Shirt, Jackass        Green Lantern Fan Film           Bigfoot's Nipple             Ehra Madrigal         Transformers/T4 Mash-Up       $72 Movie Sells

FIRST 5 MINUTES OF ‘BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE’
Tuesday, May 26 by

Blood: The Last Vampire, the live-action adaptation of the original 2000 anime film, is about to be released in Japan, and the first five minutes of the film have hit the 'nets to satisfy everyone's thirst for Blood.BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE 5 MIN – Watch more MOVIE TRAILERSThe creepy text scroll that starts the film off alone makes this worth watching, but what follows – a hyper-stylized assassination inside a barren subway car – is even cooler.  It's right out of the original anime, which told us the story of a Vampire named Saya who hunts bloodsucking demons for the government.  Blood: The Last Vampire slices into UK cinemas on June 19th, and then North America in July. 

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
Tuesday, May 26 by

Director: Chris NahonCast: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Liam CunninghamSynopsis: Live-action adaptation of the original Japanise anime, in which a vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon is disguise.Genre: Fantasy/Horror

WHO ARE YA? SOCCER FILMS’ STARTING 11
Tuesday, May 26 by

We won’t pretend that Wednesday’s UEFA Champions’ League Final between Manchester United and Barcelona will be as big as the Super Bowl here in the U.S.  But in Europe, it's better than the Super Bowl.  With its popularity ever-increasing, more and more people are watching the Champions League, if for no other reason than to tide themselves over until the next World Cup (or, for my money, the 2012 Euros).With that in mind, we present to you, Cinema’s Starting 11, whom we think could hold their own against any club team Europe can muster:

‘THE WHITE RIBBON’ WINS PALME D’OR AT CANNES
Sunday, May 24 by

White Ribbon – Scene 1 – Watch more Movie Trailers Well, the 2009 Festival de Cannes wrapped up, and the winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or was not, in fact, Lars von Trier's Willem Dafoe's Bare Ass and Mutilated Balls.  Nay, the honor went to Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band), a film about the strange happenings in 1913 at a German school dealing with ritual punishment. Haneke also directed the torture film, Funny Games.  By our estimates, this makes him the German Judd Apatow. Check out the other clip from the film – conveniently translated into English for those of us who don't sprechen ze Deutsch, if you know what I mean.  And if you do, you sprechen ze Deutsch, so just make sure your speakers are on.

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