Director: Kari Skogland Cast: Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, Kevin Zegers, Jim Sturgess Synopsis: Based on Martin McGartland’s shocking real life story, Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process; until one day he is exposed, captured and tortured to within an inch of his life. He escaped dramatically by throwing himself from a tower block window and is still in hiding today.
Director: Tony JaaCast: Tony Jaa, Sorapong Chatree, Nirut Sirichanya
The new music video – or "clip" – for Linkin Park's "New Divide" from the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack was released – or "dropped" – on myspace today. You can check it out after the jump. It has a few shots from the film that many of us haven't seen – or "peeped" – yet, including some shots of what looks like Bumblebee fighting Ravage. In traditional soundtrack music video fashion, the film moments are intercut with shots of the band performing. And it's Linkin Park, so the whole thing's like a giant battle to see who can out-melodramatize the other. Lyrics are also posted after the jump. What they have to do with GIANT F**KING ROBOTS is anyone's guess.
BY THE ANVIL OF CROM! Usually, news about a guy who’s made a career out of directing remakes is not very exciting; it’s kind of annoying. The knock on them is obvious: they're never as good as the source material, and they're usually flashy flicks that lack substance. That's what makes this piece of news so darned interesting. It was announced that Marcus Nispel, the guy who remade both The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the Thirteenth, is on board to direct a remake of Conan. Yeah, it's a lackluster little bit of information but it's good news. Why? Because now we know Brett Ratner isn't touching the movie any more.
In an interview with Marketsaw – a blog devoted entirely to 3D filmmaking – Steve Schklair, the CEO of 3ality Digital Systems claims that Lord of the Rings helmer Peter Jackson will be shooting all of his directorial efforts using 3ality's technologies. You can read the whole article at Marketsaw. Sites like ScreenRant suggest that Jackson's devotion to 3D from now on will help shift exhibitors over to the 3Dark Side, which they have been reluctant to do because of retrofitting costs and the lack of 3D movies. Personally, I'm a fan of 3D technology, from the the way UP used it organically in the story to the stuff that's used shamelessly by films like My Bloody Valentine 3D. Part of me wishes Drag Me to Hell had been in 3D. Some of the film's shock moments are perfect for the third dimension. Here's hoping that Jackson considers going into his back catalogue and 3D-ifies flicks like Meet the Feebles and Dead Alive. I can't think of a more visceral theatrical experience than an AIDs-ridden rabbit vomiting forth upon the audience in the movie theater and the audience in the film. That's, like, sooooooo metaaaaaaaaa… Meet the Feebles Vomit – Watch more Funny Videos
In general, when it's time to kick some ass, it's time to kick some ass. Forget what you're wearing and get ready to rumble. This philosophy has been adopted throughout the entire history of cinema, the most recent example being seen in last weekend's #1 film, The Hangover. Above: Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) makes a balls-out attack on Phil (Bradley Cooper). Chow's balls are fully out in the theatrical release. But what about other scenes, guys who find themselves fighting in outfits that strike us today as either ridiculous or insanely awesome, or most likely, both? Superheroes, of course, would be cheating, because we all know they almost always look nuts cleaning up the city in their plastic nipples and oversized codpieces.
THE HURT LOCKER – The Way You Dont Die Clip – Watch more Movie TrailersIn the latest released clip from Summit's upcoming war flick about the military's bomb squad in the Middle East, Colonel Reed (David Morse) gets Staff Sgt. Wiliam James (Jeremy Renner) to open up about just how many bombs he's blown up working for the EOD. I've seen the film and when put in the full context of the story, even this little dialogue piece is tense. I kept thinking Renner's character was gonna get the sh*t chewed out of him by Morse for being a loose cannon. Turns out Morse's character's a bit of a wildman himself, I guess. We also have eight new still images , which you can see after the jump! In the meantime, enjoy today's top links:Theresa Correa If Book Titles Were Truth Megan Fox is CGI 50 White Gangstas Remote Control Titanic! Devito is DRUNK! AGAIN! What Apocalypse?! David Lynch iPod Spot UFC Invades Germany Polarizing Movies 11 Moments in Dad Pop Culture Lingerie League Kickass FBB Portraits Movies that Make Men Cry Good NCAA B-Ball Joke
CHop Shop from REVENGE OF THE FALLEN – Watch more Movie Trailers This same scene has been available in German for about a day now and… I think I liked it better when I had no idea what 'Wheelie' was saying. It's the first time the majority of us have heard the pesky little Decepticon's English-language voice and he comes off like some comedian working the room up in the Catskills. I hope Revenge of the Fallen takes time to explain how some of the Transformers came to adopting regional colloquialisms and accents, unlike the first film. I kept waiting to see the deleted scene from that one where Jazz crash lands on Earth and immediately devours every Wayans Brothers movie he can get his giant metal hands on. Word up, Optimus!
The interweb was aflurry all morning with rumors that GI Joe: Rise of Cobra director Stephen Sommers had been taken off the movie and locked out of the edit room. The reason? According to some, the film was testing the lowest a film from Paramount has ever tested. And Paramount put out Britney Spears's Crossroads. Well, turns out rumoring is half the battle (G.I. JOOOOOE!!!), because Movieline.com reports – with 100% assurance, mind you – that the whole story is bullsh*t. Read Movieline's investigative report here. I'm a fan of the original Mummy. After that, I can't say I've been in love, infatuated, or even vaguely felt anything like an emotion toward Stephen Sommers's films. In fact, I think I remember my therapist chastising me for "putting up a wall" when he asked me if he should go see Van Helsing opening weekend. So it's not surprising that there were rumblings of Sommers being scrutinized for his approach to filming a beloved '80s property.
This Friday, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 opens and marks the first time two of cinema’s larger-than-life icons star opposite each other. Both born in 1954, John Travolta and Denzel Washington have had storied, if not tumultuous careers. We’ve decided to map out their careers like New York MTA maps train routes in the hopes it will shed some light on the box office success of 'Pelham. Is their train right on time or did it just miss the station by a New York Minute?
Martin Scorsese's newest film, Shutter Island, a drama set in an insane asylum got a new trailer today and… well… it looks suitably insane. Some may say it's off-the-hook insane. Those people would possibly be using a combination of hyperbole and street slang. Check out the trailer after the jump and see star Leonardo DiCaprio descend into the deepest, darkest bowels of madness, where even Michelle Williams manages to still look really hot.
500 DAYS OF SUMMER Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Yeah, that's what I said. "Anal Girl." Watch the trailer and you'll get it. 500 Days of Summer stars Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, and is the directorial debut of Marc Webb, who's been responsible for just about every My Chemical Romance music video, and a bunch of clips for the likes of AFI, Lenny Kravitz, Green Day, and a bunch of one-hit wonders. Now to drink a margarita. Here are Our Picks For Best of the Web Today: Erica Chevillar 7 Signs You're An Adult 100 Movie Lines In 20 Seconds Hot Girls Farting Pac Man Marathon Megan Fox Talks Too Much 6 Celeb "Controversies" Leopold Wants Sapp Rematch Bruno Crashes Marie Claire Awesome Celeb Commercials Kendra's Preggers Really Fat Animals Old School Beer Ads GM Reinvention Spoof Terminator Puppy
Director: Martin ScorseseCast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Mark RuffaloSynopsis: Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
Director: Marc WebbCast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zooey DeschanelSynopsis: Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) grows up thinking that he won’t be truly happy until he finds his true love. Summer (Zooey Deschanel) thinks the opposite. She doesn’t believe in love. However,they both meet each other ,and they do get along quite nicely. But this isn’t a story about love as they do break up eventually. He then tells the story of their 500 day relationship starting from day 1.
Director: Shane AckerCast (Voices): Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Elijah Wood, Crispin Glover, Christopher PlummerSynopsis: When rag doll '9' first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction.Genre: Animation, Fantasy
I want so badly for the German dub to refer to Optimus Prime as David Hasselbot. Two new clips from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen just surfaced on the 'nets today, and you're in for some real spoilers, if you speak German. Otherwise, it's just a lot of robot carnage. I hate missing all the nuances in Michael Bay films… Check out this clip, where Tyrese says, with great gravitas, "Oh, nein!" as the Decepticon known as Demolishor shows off how accurate Transformers are with their etymology. I can't help but imagine if Will Smith were reacting to this, he would have chimed in with an "Awww HELL nein!" German TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Clip – Watch more Funny Videos After the jump, watch another clip with Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox attempting to deal with a pesky little bugger named Wheelie. Also in German.
Remember when I said they'd make a Commando sequel before they'd reboot the film? I lied. Actually, I never said anything about anything. But the rumors have started flooding in, and Slashfilm has found several instances of corroborating evidence that indeed, a Commando sequel just might be in development… and that it might have a star already willing to take up the John Matrix mantle. The trail of clues starts in Australia, where, according to JoBlo, there's an article in a magazine called RCI that simply states a remake is being developed. Okay. But what of it? I heard Fox just optioned the remake of Tom Rothman's dream he had last night, a dream that was essentially a reënvisioning of Garfield 2. But there's more. CineFools.com also has picked up on the possibility that Dwayne Johnson is attached to the film already. I don't know how I feel about this. I think I have to meditate on it by watching the GREATEST opening credits sequence of all time… from the original Commando. You can watch it, too, after the jump.
Different smart people are always debating what it is that movies are supposed to do for us. From "transcending the emptiness of our modern lives" to "reflecting our secret desires," somebody always has some crackpot theory about what a movie means. So what does it mean that dudes getting interrupted while wanking it is in almost every kind of movie you can imagine? Drama, Coming of Age, Suburban Comedy, 1990's Hip Hop parody comedy. Here, in an intro to the genre, we present you with a survey course, Movie Masturbatus Interruptus 101. AMERICAN PIE
A new episode of "Man in the Box" went up today, and while it's not movie or TV related – not in the least – it still happens on a screen, so… yeah we're stretching. But it's a particularly funny episode, and any piece of original content that has the line, "Why don't you just go bang REO Speedwagon, then!" has our seal of approval. TODAY'S TOP LINKS. VISIT THEM! ENJOY! YOU'RE WELCOME! Leah Dizon Is Hot Lose Your One Night Stand Bruno's Lawyers Attack! 10 Freakish Youtubers Keyboard-Mouse Combo 10 Worst Superhero Lays 5 Diabolical Animals Tribute To Spencer Pratt Female MMA Champ Best Triumph Moments You Deadliest Catch! Top 10 Bikini Flick Scenes Pick Up Soap In Jail Finals Halftime Tweets Moon On 'Burn Notice'
Above is the first official look at Mickey Rourke as baddie "Whiplash" in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2: Our Secrecy Has Become Self-Parody. Originally, the character of Whiplash was female, but has since been reënvisioned as a dude whose real name is "Marc Scarlotti" within Marvel's Ultimate line of titles. Here's a pic:On the downside, the Rourke version of Whiplash kinda looks like a pirate from the future. On the upside, the Marvel comics version of Whiplash looks like DC Comics' Bane character. And something tells me that the image of Rourke is pre-official costume. That "something" is the official Iron Man 2 Whiplash concept art, which you can see after the jump.
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The Snuggie. You may not own one, but you probably know someone who does, or at least you're familiar with the "blanket with sleeves" that's become a bit of a internet meme. It's such a ridiculous yet attractive product that it's managed to seep its way into mainstream media, making appearances on shows like "30 Rock," and "The Big Bang Theory." And much of its popularity seems to be based on this really lo-fi – some may say terrible – commercial. Snuggie Commercial – Watch more Funny Videos
Above: Power Suit from Avatar on display at E3This morning, SlashFilm's Russ Fischer made a mega post about Avatar in which he compiled everything he has been able to gather on the film from his trusted sources and from producer Jon Landau's presentation at last week's E3 conference. (UbiSoft's Avatar game will be released concurrently with the film). Head over to SlashFilm for all the goods, or check our our Cliff Notes version after the jump – BOTH CONTAIN SPOILERS!