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.
I was really impressed by this trailer. It looks pretty damn original with some fantastic art direction and a great concept. I have no idea what the budget is, but I cant imagine they dropped a lot of money on making it. My prediction is that the movie will turn heads and the director will sign with a studio and make something big and awesome and creepy. Or it will be a total flop that nobody will give a crap about. Before the verdict is in, check out the film's site.Thanks to Filmdrunk for the tip.
As much fun as it is to listen to Pelosi talk about how big Obama's package is on MSMBC, I'm turning my attention to something much more important: Your Morning News. Marijuana Addiction Makes Woody Harrelson Forget Shoes (MTV)Rights to Fincher’s Torso in Limbo (/Film)Amy Fisher Makes A Porno (Filmdrunk)Pope Prepares To Sing Chocolate Rain, Film Cats (Variety)Sienna Miller Debates Rubber Breasts (EW)
Hollywood is spitting out these bromantic comedies/tail quests like nobody's business. Here's another, from the comedy troupe 'The Whitest Kids You Know.'
The big story of the day continues to be the massive FAIL on the part of the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences regarding their Oscar nominations. I spend most of my day reading what I would like to think of as the opinions of younger, more in touch people. Mostly regarding movies, but sometimes regarding other stuff. These are the same sort of people that were massively influential in electing our new president, and who are way more adapted to the media environment that we're all living in. With that said, here are some of the fine works that represent this ascendent generation. Barack And Michelle Will Do What To Each Other? (Holy Taco) BIG NEWS FOR TWEENS! Dakota Fanning In New Moon? (Filmdrunk) Thelma and Louise. Only with 4 aging whores: Sex In The City 2 (WIMB) Seven Unintentionally Hilarious Movie Villains (Unrealitymag) Bill Hader To Cut People Into Tiny Pieces, Eat Them (Pajiba) Uwe Boll, Mike Myers Lead 'Official' 2008 Razzie Nominations (Playlist)
The film follows an ex-CIA "Preventer" (Neeson), who is faced with recovering his daughter after she is kidnapped by human trafficking|sex-traffickers in Paris, France.Release Date: January 30th, 2009Rating: PG-13Studio: Europ Corp.Babes to Watch For: Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
This year's nominations are official. And there are a few categories with which I am taking immediate umbrage (throws down top hat, removes monocle) #1: The Wrestler should be nominated for Achievement in Costume Design. It took Mickey Rourke DECADES to weave that human suit out of growth hormone, horse steroids, hooker sweat, and amateur boxing matches. #2. Springsteen's song for The Wrestler should have been nominated in the Original Song category. #3 The Reader does not deserve a nom for Best Picture. It's about a woman who can't read. We can not use America's preeminent award ceremony to promote illiteracy. #4. Benjamin Button was good, but not 13-noms-good. Check them out and have your say, Junkies.
I've heard that the best part of this movie is when Martin Lawrence and Will Smith come riding in on giant robots and fight Jason while a flaming asteroid is plummeting toward earth and then, and then, and then (*catches breath*) Japan attacks everyone, including Ben Affleck and America wins. I really wish Michael Bay would direct horror movies instead of just produce them. BOOM.