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SISKEL & EBERT’S INSULT COMEDY GETS TWO THUMBS UP
Friday, June 19 by

Today we received this outtake of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert whipping sh*t on each other in between takes of their old show, "Siskel & Ebert At The Movies."  I'd date this clip from about 1987, given that they're trying to get through an intro about Robocop.  But they don't get through it because Siskel flubs a line.  Then Ebert makes fun of Siskel's tongue-tied delivery, and then Siskel unleashes a merciless stream of fat jokes.  C'mon Siskel.  Fat jokes are a low blow.  Then again, so is brain cancer.  Good one, God.  Hilarious…[Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "James S." for the tip.]Top Links of the Day: Theresa Graziadai IS HOT and Really Likes Washing Old Cars (GorillaMask)The 7 Stages Of First-Time Sex With Someone (HolyTaco)Zombies As Liberal Parable?  Really? (FilmDrunk)The 200 Sexiest Female Athletes Of All Time (Manofest)Finally, A Golf Club That You Can Pee Into (Walyou)An Great Interview With The Writer Of The Proposal.  We're f**ing serious! (Pajiba)6 Valuable Ways Science Reuses Human Waste (Cracked)14 Awesome Father's Day iPhone Apps (CoedMagazine)A Really Hard Kick To The Head = A Very Quick Knockout (CagePotato)Harsh Reviews Of Legendary Movies (UnrealityMag)Did Sodom Really Exist? (Asylum)Apparently They Show Crowd Fights At Baseball Games On TV In Canada (BustedCoverage)Philadelphians Don't Let Swarms Of Bees Bother Them (Uncoached)8 Ass-Kicking Explosions From Movies (RegretfulMorning)The 5 Most Over The Top Nic Cage Peformances (BachelorGuy)Tony Romo Plans On Stepping Up In 2009 (MoondogSports)What Happens When Someone Doesn't Understand Twitter (Elevator)Women In Lingerie Ride Rollercoasters (NothingToxic)More Big Budget Movies Based On Childhood Toys (AtomFilms)Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty Join Forces? (Filmofilia)

2012
Friday, June 19 by

Director: Roland EmmerichCast: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson Synopsis: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors

‘TEEN WOLF’ REMAKE IN THE WORKS
Friday, June 19 by

 Teen Wolf, the family-friendly cautionary tale from the 80s, could be informing a new generation of pubescents about the perils of hairy palms.  Or rather, the totally awesome benefits.  According to MovieHole.com, Warner Brothers is currently out to writers to update the 1985 hit starring Alex P. Keaton, a.k.a. The Fox.  Apparently the execs aren't certain which way they're going to go tonally.  We've already seen the high-concept comedy version, so I say they deliver a dark melodrama.  Drugs, sex, violence, and attempted suicide.  It'll be like a Bret Easton Ellis novel, but with fur. 

10 BEST ‘DAD MOMENTS’ IN MOVIES
Friday, June 19 by

  By Mike Hammer We love our dad. It’s a shame people have to get old and put in facilities where they can be properly cared for. At 43, we simply felt he just wasn’t pulling his weight…and besides…detox is something NOBODY has to be ashamed of anymore. With dad in isolation and Father’s Day coming up we thought we’d relive some of our most heart-wrencing, tender and sometimes hilarious father/son conversations…from the movies. To be honest our real conversations were kind of creepy. Here are the best from the big screen:

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IV A GO
Thursday, June 18 by

 Those two crazy cats are at it again.  Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have decided to bring Ethan Hunt back for a fourth round of explosions, high-wire acts, and elaborate MacGuffins.  According to Variety, Sumner Redstone and Cruise are in the process of mending fences so they can play in the same Paramount sandbox again.  It's amazing how the prospect of money heals all wounds.  As far as Abrams' involvement, he's not attached to direct this installment of M.I. because he's working on a kickass sequel to his kickass Star Trek reboot.  But hopefully soon enough we'll again be hearing Cruise scream "Red light! Green light!" as specks of spittle fly from his mouth. 

NEW TRAILER FOR ‘THE STEPFATHER’
Thursday, June 18 by

The trailer for The Stepfather remake (or is it reimagining?) hit the web today, and it sets a tone not unlike other horror/slasher movie trailers.  Expect quick cuts and flash frames to raise the tension, and Amber Heard in a bikini to raise, well…  The film basically follows the premise of the original except this time the kid is a boy, he has younger siblings, and his soon-to-be stepfather is the guy from Nip/Tick and not the guy from Lost.  Oh, and Amber Heard is in a bikini.Today's Top Links:   Melissa Rogers At Work And Play (GorillaMask) 8 More Accurate College Mascots (HolyTaco) Adam Sandler In More Fake Movies (FilmDrunk) The 10 Dumbest Moments In Wheel Of Fortune History (Manofest) The Most Badass Toothbrush Travel Case Ever (Walyou) A Bride Of Frankenstein Remake Might Happen (Pajiba) 5 Celebrity Careers Launched By Ethnic Makeovers (Cracked) Guide To The Girls Of Summer '09 (CoedMagazine) Diego Sanchez Talks About Getting A Title Shot (CagePotato) Pixely Awesome Videogame Blankets (UnrealityMag) Obama And Other Dudes Awesome Enough To Kill Flies (Asylum) Tim Tebow Is A Fan Of The Olive Garden (BustedCoverage) 5 Funny Movie Characters Who Are Unintelligible (Uncoached) 8 Inventions From The Year 2019 (RegretfulMorning) Father's Day Gifts: Food And Drink Edition (BachelorGuy) 2009-2010 College Football Bowl Schedule (MoondogSports) Nascar-Themed Summer Blockbusters (AllLeftTurns)  

David Goyer Talks ‘Flashforward’
Thursday, June 18 by

 The Futon Critic snagged a great interview with David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producers on the new ABC sci-fi/drama FlashForward.  In it they discuss the confusion over the show's labeled genre, the difficulties of writing a serialized show for today's viewers, and the mysterious date of April 29, 2010, the day the characters experienced their flash forwards.  If you're not aware of the show's premise, basically when a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman, and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled.  Read the interview in full by clicking on Goyer's delightful smile below.

‘HURT LOCKER’ CAST & CREW SPEAKS
Thursday, June 18 by

 THE HURT LOCKER examines the dangerous duties of three members of the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) squad.  Bombs are their business, and they know their business extremely well.  They have to because each roadside stop could mean their lives.  Stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal broke down for us how you tackle a movie about an elite unit that goes in when everyone else is running away. It’s as meticulous a task as disarming an IED (That's an Improvised Explosive Device for you civilians).     

‘University of Andy Webisodes’ Featuring Weeds’ Andy Botwin
Thursday, June 18 by

Ian, please write some copy about these shorts here.  Just include some info about what they are, and how they fit into Showtime's agenda… maybe make some light joke about them, but don't be too critical because we're being asked to promote them.  And they're kinda funny anyway.  Make sure you change the time and date so that this doesn't get buried under anything it shouldn't. 

KOREA’S MAD AT MICHAEL BAY
Wednesday, June 17 by

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Michael Bay really pissed off some devoted fans in Seoul.  They were waiting in the rain for over two hours for Bay's arrival at the Transformers 2 premiere, and he showed up late with Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox in tow.  Rumor has it he didn't even bring a corsage, kept reminiscing about his ex girlfriend, and seemed completely ignorant to the fact that fans had been looking forward to the event for weeks.  After the premiere, fans spent the rest of the night sobbing into their pillows and wishing the whole night had never happened.  Bay tried to save some face by issuing a formal apology, but that's not going to stop the kids in the cafeterias and cubicles from snickering at the Transformer's fans' misfortune.    

‘FUNNY PEOPLE’S GEORGE SIMMONS IN ‘RE-DO’
Wednesday, June 17 by

George Simmons in "Re-Do" from Justin LongThis clip from a movie inside a movie features Adam Sandler playing George Simmons as Craig the workaholic in the high-concept comedy Re-Do.  In an effort to start over, a wizard turns Craig into a baby with an adult head.  I don't know who this wizard is but I certainly hope he gets his wizard license revoked for such blatant and inexcusable wizard malpractice.  I guess we'll never know since the film isn't really real. And just in case you're interested in purchasing the first season of 'Yo Teach' you can get it at the NBC Store. Today's Top Links:It Seems Erica Underwood Doesn't Like Wearing Her Bikini Top (GorillaMask)Flowchart for Giving a Best Man Speech (HolyTaco)Red Dawn Remake (Sigh) Picks Up Peck and Palicki (FilmDrunk)A Penguin-Shaped Wireless Mouse?  Brilliant! (Walyou)Protestors Lobby To Fire David Letterman (Pajiba)Shady Agendas Behind Conspiracy Theories (Cracked)Tennis Star Or Porn Star? (CoedMagazine)Spending Some Time With "The Pitbull" (CagePotato)8-Bit Videogame Quilts (UnrealityMag)Happy 50th Birthday, Ultimate Warrior (BustedCoverage)15 Hot Prime Time Soap Opera Actresses (Uncoached)Mistakes Men Make In The Bedroom (RegretfulMorning)If US Sports Adopted The Transfer Fee System (BachelorGuy)Who's Leaking The Names On The MLB's "104" List? (MoondogSports)People Falling Down With The "Benny Hill" Theme Playing is Funny, Right? (NothingToxic)The Weirdest Japanese Videogames Ever (AtomFilms)Angelina Jolie Coming Back For Wanted 2? (Filmofilia)

NEW TRAILER FOR ‘WHITEOUT’ WITH KATE BECKINSALE
Wednesday, June 17 by

WHITEOUT Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos Above is the new trailer for Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht (The Spirit).  The film is based on the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel of the same name written by Greg Rucka (available from Oni Press).  Not sure what to think about this yet.  At about the 1:30 mark, the trailer totally shifts gears from an action-adventure flick to a murder mystery, when Macht reveals to Beckinsale that "this is the first murder in Antarctica."   I think Macht is forgetting the grisly gun down of Polar Bear Face Nelson in the 1920s. There's enough fish in the ocean.  No need for bear on bear crime.  Just sad, really.

6 DEGREES OF RAMIS & APATOW: A CHART
Wednesday, June 17 by

People may not be aware that Harold Ramis was the Judd Apatow of the 1980s. In addition to his landmark acting roles in Ghostbusters and Stripes, he penned and directed some of the all-time greatest comedies – National Lampoon’s Vacation and Caddyshack (just to name a couple). Judd Apatow, on the other hand, has had just as much influence on the producing side, and it’s his role there that teams him up with Ramis on the Jack Black and Michael Cera history vehicle Year One (opening Friday).  

NEW TV SPOT FOR ROB ZOMBIE’S ‘HALLOWEEN 2′
Tuesday, June 16 by

H2: HALLOWEEN II TV Spot – Watch more Movie Trailers I'm a huge fan of the first Halloween 2.  I thought it was just fine and didn't need reinterpreting.  So I have nothing to say to you, TV spot for new Halloween 2.  Go sit in the corner think about what you did. Today's Top Links: Leslie Spring Is Wearing Very Little (GorillaMask) Michael Bay's Transformers 2 Set Doodles (HolyTaco) There's Going To Be Another Indiana Jones (FilmDrunk) A Look At The New "Burn Me Elmo" Toy (Manofest) Pac-man Lights Make Any Room Smell Nice (Walyou) 10 Of Hollywood's Sexiest Voices (Pajiba) 10 Things That Will Not End Well (Cracked) The Eight People You'll Meet In Your Hometown Bar This Summer (CoedMagazine) A Plethora Of MMA Girls Performing Submissions (CagePotato) The 10 Best Horror Films Of The Past Decade (UnrealityMag) OJ Simpson And Other Celebs Who Incriminated Themselves (Asylum) Lingerie Football Feud: Krystal Gray Vs. Hemi Girl (BustedCoverage) 10 Great Movies Written By John Hughes (Uncoached) The Five Stages Of A Cross Country Road Trip (RegretfulMorning) Father's Day Gift Guide: Sports Edition (BachelorGuy) The Best (Ugliest) Retina-Burning Sports Uniforms (MoondogSports)

PICS OF RUSSELL CROWE AS ‘ROBIN HOOD’ PLAYIN’ WITH THE BOYS, LOGGINS-STYLE
Tuesday, June 16 by

Today, JustJared.com posted several images of Russell Crowe on the set of Ridley Scott's new Robin Hood flick.  Above, Crowe (playing Robin Hood) drives Scott Grimes (playing Will Scarlet) in a Mule 9010.  This is from the scene in which Robin and his Merry Men take a break from stealing from the rich for a round of golf cart polo, set to Kenny Loggins music.  Good for team building.See some more pics after the jump. 

WHY I LOVE TWITTER
Tuesday, June 16 by

Nowhere else can you get hard hitting political updates from actor Rainn Wilson and baby penis news in the same, concise and easily digestible format.  Say goodnight, Reuters.

2 NEW ‘TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN’ TV SPOTS.
Monday, June 15 by

Two new T:ROTF (yes, I'm sick of typing out the whole thing) TV spots hit YouTube today.  Only one shows us anything new, so fast forward about 30-seconds in to get to the goods.  Probably the most interesting thing about it is at the end, where we see several small kitchen appliances come to life and wreak havoc on the Witwicky home.  It's like Michael Bay's homage to Batteries Not Included.  Slow-mo shot of Wilford Brimley with the camera flying in between his legs as he opens fire with two shotguns… oh the sound and the fury… signifying that the Decepticons are eating his diabeetus pills…  Today's Top Links:    Stacie Sullivan              Bad Dad's Day Gifts       Scientology Blamed… Again           Best Paparazzi Attacks!    More Father's Day Gifts         Akira is Dead              Science Douches                 Big 2010 Movies            Shaq Challenge!            Embarrassing Films      Looks Small, Rocks Hard      New Megan Fox Pics            Kickass Starcases      Truthful Condom Packaging    More Dad's Day Gifts                   Olivia Wilde                   Skaters v. Security           Sucker Shelley          Warriors Remake News

8 POPULAR MOVIE TITLES OVER THE YEARS
Monday, June 15 by

So you think there are too many remakes in Hollywood? At least remakes know what they’re supposed to be. Some movies use the same titles just hoping nobody remembers there was a completely different movie by the same name.After over 100 years of film, some titles were bound to double or triple up.Screen Junkies takes a look back on eight select titles and how long it took for each marquee mnemonic to produce a memorable movie.  (That's alliteration, homes.)

‘TWILIGHT.’ NOW WITH THREE TIMES THE DAILY SERVING OF MELODRAMA.
Monday, June 15 by

 Up Next:TAKEN 

BILLY, DO YOU LIKE MOVIES NAMED ‘GLADIATOR?’
Monday, June 15 by

 Next Up:THE ROOKIE 

temp quick and the dead page
Monday, June 15 by

 Next Up:Heat

‘HURRICANE’: THE NAMESAKE MAY BLOW HARD, BUT ONLY THREE OF FOUR FILMS DID.
Monday, June 15 by

 Next Up:Gladiator 

CINEMA’S CUDDLIEST & CREEPIEST ZOMBIES
Monday, June 15 by

With Dead Snow opening this weekend, we realized that there is nothing more terrifying than a Nazi Zombie. It would take the combined efforts of Indiana Jones and David Hasselhoff to strike down such a foe. And there’s no way those guys are willing to stand together. It also made us think of the variety of zombies we’ve seen throughout film and television history. Here are a select few ranked from loveable to sinister.CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE– MATT SEARS Other Junk You Might Like:Six Degrees of Ramis & Apatow

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Spinoff Movie: ‘The Plan’ to be Told From Cylons’ Perspective
Monday, June 15 by

Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins once sang, "Though we might hate to admit it/There are always two sides to every story."  I bet the two ex-Genesis frontmen had no idea they'd be singing about "Battlestar Galactica."SCI FI Wire posted an exclusive trailer for the BSG spinoff movie called The Plan, which they claim "will likely come out on DVD and will also air this fall—recaps the story of the destruction of the human Colonies from the point of view of the Cylons."Screen Junkies' resident BSG expert, Jim "Bad Mother Frakker" Connelly expressed his concern over what the toll this film will take on the lives of all Battlestar fans.  Said Connelly, "[I'm] worried EJO is right, and that it'll spur rewatching the whole series again!"  I'm guessing Connelly's EJO is Edward James Olmos and not the Electronic Journal of Oncology.  The latter did have a great article on smoking and polymorphism in xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, though. What say you, fans?  Would rewatching the entire series be that bad?

‘HANGOVER’ #1 AT THE BOX OFFICE FOR THE SECOND WEEKEND
Sunday, June 14 by

Zach Galifianakis is sittin' pretty once more after this weekend.As Jeffrey Tambor said to him and Justin Bartha in The Hangover, "Never leave when you're on a heater."  Well, The Hangover's heater continues, as it took top spot once more with an estimated $33.4 million.  The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 opened up at #3, disappointing for the studio, but in line with Screen Junkies readers' predictions.  Eddie Murphy's Imagine That opened with a paltry $5.7 million and the #6 spot.  Sadly, this probably means Norbit 2 has been fast tracked.  This Weekend's Top Five:1. The Hangover ($33.4 million)2. Up ($30.5 million)3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ($25 million)4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($9.6 million)5. Land of the Lost ($9.2 million)[Box Office Figures: Lee's Movie Info][Image: Flickr]

TEASER FOR MICHAEL MOORE’S AS-YET-UNTITLED ‘BAILOUT’ DOCUMENTARY
Saturday, June 13 by

Teaser for Michael Moores UNTITLED BAIL OUT DOCUMENTARY – Watch more Funny VideosThe new teaser for Michael Moore's Untitled Bailout Documentary has arrived, and it doesn't give too much away, other than Michael Moore's angry again.  "Angry Moore" is really evident here.  He breaks out his classic sarcastic Moore voice, bringing his pitch up an octave while gently coaxing the audience to bend over for the banks.  "This time it's personal" reads the text at the end of the trailer.  This time, I believe it.  Kudos to Moore's marketing team for borrowing the tagline from Jaws 4: The Revenge. [via The Playlist]

’50 DEAD MEN WALKING’ TRAILER
Friday, June 12 by

Fifty Dead Men Walking Trailer – Watch more Movie TrailersAbove is the trailer for the new thriller, 50 Dead Men Walking, based on a true story.  Jim Sturgess plays Martin, a guy 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.  Hopefull the movie isn't completely true, or else I just ruined a key plot point.  Have a good weekend!!!Here are your weekend links:   Samantha Harris           Make an 80s movie!      I'm Charles Darwin, asshole          Top Movie Badasses       Glowing Chess Board!          MegaShark Review!                 Twisted Sims                     Worst Cat Vids              Kimbo Slices Back         Ashton vs. Madea            Combat Zone Wrastlin'!         New Miss USA?              Cleveland! Yeah!      Inner Debate of a B.J. Giver      Speakeasy Guide          The Morris Ibanez Story   Funny Video About Sweaters.     

LINKIN PARK’S ‘NEW DIVIDE’ VIDEO FROM ‘TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN’
Friday, June 12 by

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.

MARCUS NISPEL TO DIRECT ‘CONAN’ UPDATE. NO MORE BRETT RATNER.
Friday, June 12 by

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.

PETER JACKSON TO SHOOT EVERYTHING IN 3D NOW
Friday, June 12 by

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