Well, chaiwallahs, the submissions have been collected and the judges have spoken. The winner of Slumdog Millionaire on DVD or Blu-Ray is the user known as Novakane, whose comment, "The Corn? I ate it. Why?" tickled enough people's funny bones to take the prize.
According to Variety, Emma Stone of Superbad and (less so) House Bunny fame is looking to get a little naughty in her next role. The comedy entitled "Easy A" is a modern, high school-set retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Stone will play a student who sees her life paralleling Hawthorne's heroine Hester Prynne after she pretends to be the school slut in hopes she'll benefit from the notion she's promiscuous. I've never known anyone who hasn't benefited from loose sexual morals, especially in high school, but something tells me this movie is going to stress the counter-point. I guess I can't really blame the studio execs for choosing the high-ground, even though a herpes epidemic would be one hell of a marketing campaign. Now that's exposure money can't buy! (Rimshot!) Check out some photos of Emma after the jump.
Saw the 3-D trailer for this play in front of Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. Even without the 3-D, Up looks multi-dimensional. See, that's what I'd be saying if I were brainstorming in a marketing meeting. But since I'm sitting at home in my boxers typing this, I'm just going to say that I can't wait for Up in the same way I can't wait to take a shower. And I reek of last night's indiscretions. You don't have to wait until I shower to watch the ALL NEW CLIPS of Up. After the jump!
In a conversation with MTV about his upcoming Year One, writer-director Harold Ramis let loose some ectoplasmic bites of information on what we can expect from the new Ghostbusters movie. According to Ramis:"[Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and all the other core members from the original] are going to be in it in different kinds of roles," Ramis said. "We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters."No announcements as to who those apprentices will be, but MTV surmised that with Judd Apatow producing, young comic stars like Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd could take part.
Julie Taymor, the director of the $40 million Spider-Man Broadway show, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is keeping mum about the production, but is telling the press to not call it a musical, and to instead refer to it as "a circus rock n' roll drama. Whatever. It has music and lyrics by U2, is being directed by the same person behind Broadway's The Lion King, and is being shown in a Broadway theater. It's a musical. But the big question remains. WHO WILL PLAY SPIDER-MAN? click to enlarge comic page.
Director: Rob ZombieCast: Maloclm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Brad Dourif, Danielle HarrisSynopsis: Rob Zombie returns to direct this follow-up sequel to his remake of John Carpenter’s horror franchise about a psychopathic mass murderer name Michael Myers.Rating:n/aRelease Date: August 28, 2009
Director: David R. EllisCast: Krista Allen, Nick Zano, Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Plot: After a teen's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.Rating: n/aRelease Date: August 28, 2009
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard Synopsis: A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. Release Date: July 24, 2009
Plot: Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.Cast: Sascha Baron CohenRelease Date: July 10, 2009
Director: Michael Mann Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum, Leelee Sobieski, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard Synopsis: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. Release Date: July 1, 2009
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A new TV spot for Angels & Demons, the follow-up film for Ron Howard and his Da Vinci code crew, is up on the 'nets. Admittedly, this is shaping up to be more exciting than its cinematic predecessor. Pretty action-packed stuff. I'm mostly just glad that stories about the Catholic church's coverups of indiscretions are straying from the tired molestation angle and getting back to the mass murder thing . Check out the clip after the jump.
After verbally fellating the Where the Wild Things Are trailer the other day, I've had a chance to sit down and digest what made it work so well. And I've come to the conclusion that it owes a lot to the Arcade Fire song featured in it. Don't get me wrong; the movie looks fantastic. But I'm sure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze would have looked a lot more profound had its trailer featured the Arcade Fire. What's that, you say? You want to see it to believe it? Oh. Okay. Here: But to be fair, we also have to test out the opposite, with music from TMNT 2 laid over the Wild Things trailer. See the film in a whole new light after the jump.
Director: Tony Scott Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Gbenga Akinnagbe Synopsis: Armed men hijack a New York subway train in demand of a hefty ransom. As the authorities try to negotiate with the hostage takers they wonder how the hijackers plan to get away. Release Date: June 12, 2009
Director: Todd Phillips Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Mike Tyson, Heather Graham, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong Synopsis: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Release Date: June 5, 2009
May 8th, El Futuro Comienza. Five international posters for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek have hit the internet. This is one. Check out the other ones after the jump. If you do not, then the Romulans have won.
Director: Brad Silberling Cast: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride, Pollyanna McIntosh, Michael Papajohn Synopsis: Three adults inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak. Release Date: June 5, 2009
Director: Kevin MacDonald Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Robin Wright Penn Synopsis: Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress. Release Date: April 17, 2009
Director: Jody Hill Cast: Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael Peña Synopsis: 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. Release Date: April 10, 2009
Director: James Wong Cast: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum, Randall Duk Kim, Yun-Fat Chow Synopsis: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. Release Date: April 8, 2009
Director: Peter Cornwell Cast: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan Synopsis: After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out not be quite what they thought… Release Date: March 27, 2009
Director: Rob Letterman Cast: Seth Rogen, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Rainn Wilson, Hugh Laurie Synopsis: When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California girl named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction! Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Will Arnett. Release Date: March 27, 2009
Detective Danny Fisher (Cena) discovers his girlfriend (Scott) has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Baxter's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.Rating: PG-13Release Date: March 27th, 2009Studio: 20th Century FOXHot Chicks to Watch For: Ashley Scott
The trailer for the Ang Lee-directed, Demitri Martin-starring Taking Woodstock is online. The trailer features the likes of Emile Hirsch doing his best Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July… … and also Liev Schreiber, who looks a lot like Samantha Morton when he wears women's clothing and lets his hair down. But it's not as uncanny as Shelley Duvall and Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho…Check out the full trailer, along with a very important introduction by Demitri Martin after the jump.
This afternoon, Screen Junkies had the pleasure of speaking with writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Terry Tate: Office Linebacker," Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and the upcoming Mysteries of Pittsburgh). Much of the conversation focused on his upcoming big screen adaptation of Magnum P.I., which will hopefully start pre-production late this year. The shocker of the day? Three of the beloved series' 1980s-bound hallmarks – short-shorts, star cameos and 'staches – will NOT be in the film! Before making any judgments, read the entire transcript of our chat – which includes some tasty tidbits on Thurber's other projects like Elfquest – after the jump!
Well, one member of the holy triumvirate of slapstick has been cast in MGM and the Farrellys' Three Stooges film. According to Variety, Oscar-winner Sean Penn will play Larry fine, and the studio is in talks with Jim Carrey to play Jerome "Curly" Howard. Jim'll have to soitanly pack on the pounds – forty of them, to be exact. And rounding out the threesome will be Benicio del Toro as Moe, if everything goes as planned.
Holy Sendak-by-way-of-Spike Jonze. I just watched the new trailer for Where the Wild Things Are, and I'm simultaneously trying to make the goosebumps go away while finding the right superlatives. Can't… multitask… too… enamored. Dammit! You know, sometimes a trailer is constructed so delicately, and yet hits so hard… like a velvet hammer wrapped in silk. Or in this case, a furry paw that smacks you… in the heeeeart. Throw in a little Arcade Fire music and my eyes are fire hydrants. I think I need to work some things out with my therapist. Oh, right. I stopped going to him when I took this job.Enjoy a good joyful sob (and the trailer) after the jump.
This Friday, Lionsgate's The Haunting in Connecticut opens and star Amanda Crew will be battling demons. As if going up against Monsters vs. Aliens wasn't enough trouble…Where you've seen her: The British Columbian starlet played Felicia, the reason for an entire plot in Sex Drive, and has enjoyed some smaller roles in "Smallville," John Tucker Must Die, and She's the Man. See more photos of Ms. Crew after the jump: