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The Battle For Earth Starts Next Week
Wednesday, July 30 by

Everyone wants to (act like they are) save(ing) the world, even Luda and Tommy Lee. I’m actually very excited about this show. I’ve heard some good stories from sources that worked on it, who will remain unnamed. The premier drops Monday night on AMC at 8/7c. And remember: Knowing is Half the Battle. The other half if rapping.

The Sex Drive Trailer
Wednesday, July 30 by

There have been a whole slew of movies inspired by the success of Superbad. This seems to be yet another. But judging by the trailer, which actually had me laughing pretty hard, this one might be pretty rad. And whatever: so it's like Superbad. I bet the second guy to ever make a Kung Fu movie was called derivative, and now there’s twenty million Kung Fu films.

Thank You Dear Readers
Wednesday, July 30 by

The entire staff of Screenjunkies would like to thank everyone for all the kind emails, phone calls, telegrams, and numerous carrier pigeons aimed at checking in on our Los Angeles Branch after the Great Earthquake of 2008.We assure you that most of our staff is ok, and the ones who are not will be missed. Even Phil the Intern. 

Creative Ways to Sell DVDs: The X-Files
Wednesday, July 30 by

More evidence that the most trustworthy way to judge a TV show is what sort of box the DVD comes in.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Wednesday, July 30 by

The 90's were hot. Bill Clinton was president, getting his nob polished in the oval office and bombing Kosovo. Sixteen year olds were making millions off the internet.  No one gave a shit about global warming. And Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were hot on the case, proving to the world that there was life beyond our then-intact atmosphere.

Review: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Wednesday, July 30 by

 Seeing the new X-Files flick was like going to see your favorite band and all they play is new stuff. New stuff written by Mliey Cyrus.  And the only instruments that they use are a kazoo, a jug, and Kathy Griffith's voice. And then instead of playing an encore, they all take turns punching you in the junk with a cricket bat. This movie was the worst thing I have seen in the theatre in years.

New Harry Potter Trailer Entertains Idiots
Wednesday, July 30 by

I didn't really mind all the hype surrounding Dark Knight, mainly because I was sure it was going to be an awesome movie. But now that the first trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is out, I'm starting to cope with the fact that kids and painfully nerdy adults aren't going to shut up about this thing until it hits theaters in November.

Open Letter: Stop “Leaking” Trailers
Monday, July 28 by

This morning I (and every other movie journalist on the web) posted about the "leaked" X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer. It was crooked, blurry and the sound absolutely sucked, but we were excited just to see what was up. Of course, by now, the trailers have been taken down and I'm left wondering why they would do something so stupid?

Review: Step Brothers Is Exactly What You Expect
Monday, July 28 by

If you saw the trailer Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's antics made you laugh so hard you fell off of the couch you sleep on in your mom's basement, then this might be your pick for best movie of the year. You might also need a job, a girl friend and a shower. The plot in 13 words: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly yell at the top of their lungs. Disclaimer: I feel like before I give you a bunch of reasons I didn't like this movie, I should tell you that I went in thinking it was going to be a perfect fit. I love immature humor. The majority of my DVD collection is comprised of stuff my serious critic friends wouldn't watch unless someone strapped them down to the brainwashing chair from A Clockwork Orange. But there's a fine line between "so stupid it's funny" and "too stupid to be funny." Excuse my technical film terms. It's getting old: There was a time when I thought Will Ferrell was one of the funniest people in the world, but after seeing him do the same "kid trapped in the body of chubby, adult man" act for years, it's getting pretty tiresome. That's not to say that it can't be funny sometimes, but Step Brothers feels like it was written over the course of a dinner. A lot of the jokes are really predictable and most of the dialog sounds as if they just sat down at a table and said, "OK, we need to think of lines we can yell, that teenage boys will want to yell later. That way, they'll keep thinking about the movie." What about John C. Reilly? His recent appearances on the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! give me a litle more hope for Johnny's ability to take his silliness to a different level, but he still comes off pretty flat in this flick. It was definitely better than Walk Hard, but he's not quite Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack, either. But the trailer looks so funny… It's true, the trailers were pretty funny, but the problem is that they gave away too many of the jokes. The bunkbed gag, the burial scene and most of the other stuff that could make you laugh, you've already seen. Of course they couldn't show Will Ferrell's prosthetic balls in the commercial, so you still have that to look forward to. The best part: So far this review has been pretty negative, but there are a few funny moments. The one that comes to mind first is a sleepwalking bit where the two stars just yell incoherently and throw stuff everywhere. It's proof that the method can work if done properly. Is it worth the $10? It's sad for me to have to say this, but you're really not missing much by not catching this one in the theater. Just wait for it to come to pay-per-view, then order it at your friend's house before he notices. Or, go play with a couple of 9-year olds and you'll get pretty much the same effect.

Step Brothers
Monday, July 28 by

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly got back together with fellow Talladega Nights alumn, Adam McKay to make another movie about very stupid adults acting wacky. Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly) become step brothers when their parents fall in love and get married. Since they're both 40 and live at home, they have to come to terms with their new living situation.

Wolverine Trailer “Leaked” at Comic Con
Monday, July 28 by

It's blurry, shaky, crooked and filled with the sound of nerds hooting and hollering in delight, but somehow it's still worth watching. Apparently Wolverine wasn't even going to have a presence at Comic Con this year, but Hugh Jackman pranced his way on stage during one of the panels and started spilling bean after delicious bean about his flick, which comes out next May.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Monday, July 28 by

You don't have to be a cellar-dwelling comic nerd to have an unhealthy obsession with the X-Men, which is why the movies have been so successful, even though Brett Ratner made a mess of X3. The next taste we're going to get of the team of super mutants comes in the form of Wolverine's backstory.

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Friday, July 25 by

 

Review: Gonzo- The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Friday, July 25 by

There is one question that remained after the death of Hunter S. Thompson. Was his suicide the ultimate act to cap a life of utter defiance, the final middle finger to a rotten world that is irrecoverably lost among madmen and perverts? Or was blowing his brains out the only recourse for a burn out who partied too hard, eventually dulling his razor sharp wit on years of alcoholism and drug abuse. Alex Gibney’s Biopic asks this question.

“Kevin’s Loan” Webisode 3 Has 100% More Darryl
Friday, July 25 by

It kind of sucks having to wait entire weeks between 30 minute episodes of The Office, which makes waiting the same amount of time for 2-minute shorts seem kind of ridiculous. But, I guess there are children in Darfur who don't have any Office at all so I should consider myself lucky. And I do.

New Punisher: War Zone Trailer Has Quite the Body Count
Friday, July 25 by

I'm doing my absolute best to completely ignore Comic Con, which is going on right now in San Diego, but some undeniable cool stuff has come trickling out of the nerd holy land. This new Punisher: War Zone trailer is easily one of the most violent trailers I have ever seen.

Punisher: War Zone
Friday, July 25 by

Hollywood's third attempt at recreating the hyper-violent vigilante magic of Frank Castle has Rome's Ray Stevenson donning the skull shirt. In other words, it has absolutely nothing to do with the other two Punisher you've already seen, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Darren Aronofsky to Direct Robocop
Thursday, July 24 by

The man behind Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and the Fountain has inked a deal with MGM to direct Robocop 4. 

Max Payne Trailer and Posters Hurt So Good
Thursday, July 24 by

I know it's only the first trailer, but seeing this two minute clip and the two new posters has me even more excited about Max Payne than I was before. Granted, it probably won't change the face of cinema forever, but it's coming out in October, so I'll take what I can get.

Max Payne
Thursday, July 24 by

The phrases, "video game movie" and "Mark Wahlberg" don't generate much excitement when it comes to new releases, but Max Payne looks like it might have some things going for it. It's the story of a man whose family and partner are brutally murdered.

Journey “At” the Center of the Earth
Thursday, July 24 by

Nothing short of Breathtaking. From the people at Black20.

The Yes Man Teaser Trailer Is Live, Silly
Thursday, July 24 by

People have their fair share of reservations regarding Jim Carrey’s upcoming rapid-fire comedy bonanza, but after seeing the trailer I’m feeling more optimistic. I mean, I can understand that Bruce Almighty may have left a taste worse than gas station caviar in the mouths of fans, but we have to stay open minded.

Yes Man
Thursday, July 24 by

If you were to blank Eternal Sunshine from our minds (get it?), it would be pretty safe to say that Jim Carrey hasn’t made a decent movie since the turn of the millennium. Yes Man might be his return to form, providing him a premise that's plenty wacky: He has to say yes to everything and everyone for an entire year.

Jason Voorhees Gets a Much Un-needed Makeover
Wednesday, July 23 by

Friday the 13th fanatics thought they were done being tortured after they were subjected to super-robot-spaceman-Jason in Jason X.

Wall-E
Wednesday, July 23 by

This is a movie about a robot who really wants to get with this girl robot. She's not even that good looking. He's just lonely. Really, really lonely.  Seriously, she's just like a white chunck of plastic. Some things happen, other robots revolt, a fat guy with Jeff Garlin's voice shows up, planet earth is repopulated, and Wall-E gets to put his soldering iron in the lady-bot's C-Drive.

Review: Wall-E
Wednesday, July 23 by

"Pixar" comes from the Latin word Pixarum meaning "cartoons that don't make you feel guilty for watching cartoons because you are basically an adult and should be doing adult things.  If you are somewhere in the age bracket of 18-34 years old (and if you aren’t you shouldn’t even be on the internet) then there is always a good chance that these movies will make the nostalgia gland in your brain squirt a warm, calming bath of endorphins on your limbic system.

Friday the 13th (2009)
Wednesday, July 23 by

Hollywood has officially driven remakes into the ground. Now it’s all about re-boots! That means they take movies that were really popular and make them again, slightly different. Totally not a re-make, see?

The Office “Kevin’s Loan” Episode 2 Is Live and Funny
Tuesday, July 22 by

Two more minutes of Kevin-heavy web video have made their way onto the NBC site and this one is better than the first one. Big K is outside of the office this time, which is kind of weird. It's like watching those episodes of Cheers where they went outside of the bar…or admitting to dozens (OK, one dozen) of readers that you used to watch Cheers.

New Office Short Hits the Web, Has Plenty of Kevin
Tuesday, July 22 by

As a big Office fan, I know how hard it is waiting for the fall season to start. So much was left hanging during he season finale. Will Michael get it on with the new Toby? Are Jim and Pam going to get engaged before something screws it up? Will Dwight knock up Angela before Andy can marry her? Will Ryan get pounded in the ass in jail?

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Tuesday, July 22 by

What if…what if in the center of the earth it wasn’t just a big core of molten rock (magma) but really just a magical world filled with dinosaurs and bioluminescent creatures of all shapes and sizes? And what if Encino Man (Brendan Frasier) went on a fantastic voyage through all of it? And what if they made a movie about it and put it all in 3-D?

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