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!
I can get a decent amount done in 96 hours. Maybe make a sandwich, sleep, do some work, watch some movies, argue with my girlfriend, go to the gym. In Taken, Liam Neeson is on the next level of productivity. Here are a few of the things he was able to do in the same time period. Warning: there are spoilers.
Ahh yes– Superbowl Sunday. Better eat til you puke, watch crazy ads (Sobe has one in 3D!), and bet lots of money on the only game that matters, EVER. To kill time before that you have a movie with Liam Neeson beating the everloving crap out of Albanian woman-smugglers, and a horror movie with an actress that made a porn with Seth Rogen. Oh yeah, the Boss* is playing the half time show. Your preview, and possibly the best football themed music video ever produced after the jump.
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Everybody's gotta have a viral video these days. I gotta give these two credit for the intricately choreographed little duo dance. I would not have the cranial capacity to remember all the movies. Impressive. Now get back to work.
Little Billy spends so much time raising these here prize pigs he can't possibly internet-surf around to get his movie news. That's why he uses screenjunkies.com. Are you a fat kid that raises pigs? Then welcome home. Here are your links, pinkie. Robert Rodriguez To Catch A Predator, Reboot It (Filmdrunk) Megan Fox Is Laura Croft? No She Isn't (UnrealityMag) Dr. Manhattan: I Can Clearly See Your Nuts (Playlist) Why Would I Use My Penis To Work On Your Car? (Tubefilter) Arrested Development Development No Longer Arrested? (/Film)
This one comes from the writer/director or Half Nelson, one of my favorite movies of all time. It could be that I just have a certain empathy for it since I spent many years of my life as a white, crack-addicted male teaching inner-city kids in NY. I miss those days. Hopefully Sugar will be on the level. I don't know much about baseball, but I do have a black friend. Director: Anna BodenCast: Algenis Perez Soto, Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Jaime TirelliSynopsis: Inspired by the movie 'Field of Dreams,' a young man from the Dominican Republic heads to Iowa to play minor league baseball.Genre: DramaRelease Date: April 3, 2009
I had to watch this a few times and do some googling around to figure out if it was fake or not. The problem/great part about having cheap, readily available digital technology is that there are plenty of people that think they will somehow convince a director to make their movie, so they make shorts like this. At least it can provide us with some laughs. So here's to all the Sal Lupos out there living the dream.
I'm not an alcoholic. But sometimes I think that the steady flow of beer and whisky for the past 12 years has washed away a lot of my memories. It doesn't help that we live in a society where we are inundated by media. It's impossible to keep track of everything you've seen, and the similar things tend to get squashed together because your brain needs to create categories to file everything. If we retained the plot points of all the movies we'd seen over our lives we would have to forget other things, like how to boil water or what a transmission is. What I'm saying is that I had seen the two previous Underworld movies but could not, for the life of me, remember what the crap they were about.
Whatever your stance on the treatment of animals or the health benefits of a vegetarian diet may be, we can all come together and agree on one thing: it would just be super to be that pumpkin at the 14 second mark. Or the asparagus at 17 seconds. Or the pumpkin once again at 20 seconds. Man I want to be that pumpkin. It's a shame that NBC has banned this commercial which was supposed to play during the Super Bowl. There are two possibilities. Either the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has organized a giant consipracy to fight the airing such seditious material, or every single network exec at NBC is gay. Those are your options. You decide.
Director: Simon Hunter Cast: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, John Malkovich, Anna Walton, Devon Aoki Synopsis: In the year 2707, a group of ragtag soldiers and religious faithfuls must travel to the vast underworld to fight hordes of deadly mutants and shutdown the mysterious 'Machine' to save mankind. Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Release Date: April 24, 2009
Steven Spielberg has drafted Will Smith into his quest to continue to take a dump on movies you hold in high esteem. This time it's Oldboy. The pair is just "in talks" at the moment and nothing official has been started. I like Will Smith, only because I don't dislike him. I also don't dislike the affordable and dependable Toyota Camry, Cinnabon, and MSNBC. They are all totally non threatening. Here's what's happening in Hollywood. Oldboy Remake: Something Less Than Stunning? (Playlist) Hillary Duff And Guy To Go On Murderous Rampage (Filmdrunk) Marvel Gets Self Sued For $750 Million (Filmonic) Scott Bakula Not Dead, Will Be On The TV (Commingsoon) Racist Comic Book To Be Made Into Movie (/Film)
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya Cast: Yosuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa, Ryoko Hirosue, Jun Kaname, Gori Synopsis: The Director of retro-futurist, mech, sci-fi fantasy Casshern returns with Goemon, a visual epic about Japanese folk hero Ishikawa Goemon, a Robin Hood-esque ninja. Genre: Fantasy Release Date: December 1, 2009
Ahh, the Hollywood Circle Jerk continues as award season gets into full swing with the adulations of the Screen Actors Guild being dished out last night. And the bottom line is this: Slumdog Millionaire is the best movie that has ever been made in the history of movies. That and more in your post-weekend, am news roundup.Corpse of Heath Ledger Dug Up, Paraded Around (/Film)Lycans Get Blarted (Filmdrunk)Seth Rogen Loses All That Fat For No Reason (JoBlo)Robert Downey Jr. Is James Bond, 1891 Style (Playlist)
This past monday was considered the most depressing day of the entire year. I don't know how scientists decided that, but they are scientists so we must stand behind them as a country and not question their important work. My point is that there is a possibility that this could be the most depressing weekend of the year. You are best served to only leave the couch in order to visit your local theatre, or to purchase more liquor. Here are your options.