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INDIANA JONES & THE INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING
Friday, March 13 by

This morning, Cinematical gave us some telling tidbits from that downloadable Indiana Jones transcript we linked to a few days back.  Apparently there was a pretty glaring section dealing with the original intent of Marion and Indy's relationship that isn't quite the squeaky clean serial fun that we remember Raiders of the Lost Ark having.  Start running a hot shower because when you finish reading this, you'll want to stand under it fully clothed.Here's a segment from the transcribed conversation:George Lucas: I was thinking that this old guy could have been his mentor. He could have known this little girl when she was just a kid. Had an affair with her when she was eleven. Lawrence Kasdan: And he was forty-two. 

MORNING NEWS ROUNDUP
Friday, March 13 by

This morning, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the classic Stephen King story, It, will be making a leap to the big screen.  The 1990 TV movie adaptation was probably the best TV movie ever made (next to anything Meredith Baxter Birney puts out), and scared the ever loving crap out of me.  I can only imagine what a rated R film could do – but I always knew Pennywise the Clown would be back for me now that I'm an adult.  Dave Kajganich (The Invasion) is set to write the script for Warner Bros.  And now for some news that doesn't summon dark memories from my childhood:Jonah Hill to scribe 21 Jump Street for big screen.  (Film Drunk)Pics from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (ComingSoon.Net)Stimulus Package Movie Night (Film.com)SXSW Update: Troll 2 Gets Its own documentary! (Aint It Cool)

DOES MARVEL STUDIOS HAVE A DEEP THROAT?
Thursday, March 12 by

Ain't It Cool just broke a story this evening with insider information on some of the upcoming Marvel Studios releases whose release dates that Screen Junkies covered this morning.  It seems as though there's a spy among the True Believers at Marvel, and this "Fuzzy Dunlop" has given us some very interesting tidbits on casting, directors and those Fox remakes of Fan 4 and Daredevil we keep hearing about.  Boiled down bullet points after the jump.

RAQUEL ALESSI: MISS MARCH
Thursday, March 12 by

This Friday, you can see starlet Raquel Alessi in her first big role as the titular character in Miss March.  Actually, her character's name is officially Cindi Whitehall, but I just wanted to write titular not only because it's a perfectly appropriate word choice, but also because I'm feeling like an 8-year-old today.  Boobies.Check out a tasteful spread of Miss March herself after the jump.

Thursday TV Preview
Thursday, March 12 by

Another highly dependable Thursday night of TV for you. New episodes of The Office and 30 Rock, whilst the best buddy cop movie of all time screens for you to switch back and forth during commericals. On that note, here's some completely arbitrary information–did you know they used the f-word exactly 48 times in that movie? Your much more useful TV preview after the break.

DATES SET FOR 4 MARVEL FLICKS
Thursday, March 12 by

Marvel has announced the release dates for four – count em' – four upcoming films, including Thor, Spider-Man 4, The First Avenger: Captain America and the mega-super-ensemble The Avengers. See how it's shaping up after the jump…

FAST & FURIOUS – EXCLUSIVE CLIP!
Thursday, March 12 by

What happens when Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and new hard-driving FF villain "Fenix" race against the clock in a secret tunnel underground?  A whole lotta burnt rubber, scratched paint and the occasional wrecked ride.  See for yourself in this brand new clip from the upcoming Fast & Furious – a Break Media exclusive! I had the chance to see a preview of the film, and while this clip lives up to the testosterone-fueled racing of the past films, it's just the tip of the dipstick for the amount of road rage Fast & Furious has to unleash on audiences. Other Junk You Might Like:

SCARLETT JOHANNSON IS A WIDOW
Wednesday, March 11 by

HollywoodDeadline's Nikki Finke reported earlier today that Mickey Rourke is, in fact, joining the cast of Iron Man 2 as a villain.  But now Finke follows up with the very surprising news that Black Widow will now be played by Scarlett Johannson, not Emily Blunt, as thought before.

Wednesday TV Preview
Wednesday, March 11 by

Give your brain a rest, there's no new Lost tonight. Instead, work out that gut with a tremendous night of gutbustering shows from the good people at Comedy Central. South Park is back in action, kicking off it's lucky 13th season by tearing apart the Jonas Brothers, Demetri Martin explains 'safety,' Paul Rudd guests on Jon Stewart, and Colbert keeps on trying to get his name written on Node 3 of the International Space station. Your preview after the break.

LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT TRAILER
Wednesday, March 11 by
STAR TREK TRAILER MASHUP
Wednesday, March 11 by

This morning, SlashFilm reported that an enterprising trekkie named Yopmio (that sounds vaguely Romulan) decided to see how JJ Abrams might create a trailer using all the elements from the original series.  I know this sounds sacrilegious, but I think I like the old series better this way.  Check out Abrams' 2009 Star Trek trailer here, then check out the embedded mash-up after the warp-speed jump…

DAILY SHOW SMACKDOWN: STEWART VS. CRAMER
Tuesday, March 10 by

.cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;} This Thursday night, Daily Show host John Stewart is set to square off face-to-face with CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer, whom Stewart humiliated on last night's Daily Show.  Apparently Cramer's been doling out some pretty unsound advice, and Stewart did nothing more than call him out on it.  Things got more heated when MSNBC's Meredith Vieira followed up with Cramer, who passed the buck to the poor shape our economy is in.  Watch Cramer stumble all over himself after the jump (go to about 3:30 into the clip) …

LETHAL WEAPON: I’m Too Old for This Sh*t!
Tuesday, March 10 by

So, according to Moviehole.net, another Lethal Weapon (that would make it 5) got put on ice by Warner Bros.  The words came straight from the mouth of series creator Shane Black, who was up to direct the movie himself.Apparently Mel Gibson turned it down because the studio wouldn't let Richard Donner direct it.  And now Mel won't answer Joel Silver's calls.  Danny Glover's sweet residuals from Gone Fishin' have just about dried up by now, so I'm guessing about half those voicemails from Joel Silver "trying to get the gang back together" sound remarkably like Danny Glover.In any case, Weapon 5's script supposedly had Riggs and Murtaugh teaming up once more, but this time alongside Murtaugh's son, also an LAPD officer. I see a trend here…

TUESDAY TV PREVIEW
Tuesday, March 10 by

So it's come to this. Another Tuesday of pretty random selections; Snoop Dogg talking 'heart' (as in the kind Rudy Ruettiger had) with some NFL superstars, the beginning and end of New York City as we know it, and Dave Mordal shooting fruitcakes into the air. Tomorrow, randomness gives way for one of the (if not the) best show on TV to return. Your preview after the break.

FOX REBOOTS FANTASTIC 4
Tuesday, March 10 by

According to IESB this morning, 20th Century Fox is officially preparing to reboot their Fantastic Four franchise.Fox's original Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer performed below expectations for the studio, so they're cleaning house.  The movies did well financially (a bit over $600 million worldwide combined), but the fans and critics were harsh.  So Fox said it was clobberin' time and cleaned house.

INDIANA JONES & THE LEAKED TRANSCRIPT
Monday, March 9 by

According to Mystery Man on Film, there is a 125-page Transcript of the original story meeting between Spielberg, Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan for Raiders of the Lost Ark.  No one knows if it's real yet.  No one cares.  No time for love, Dr. Jones!  Just grab it before someone takes it down!!!     Find the link after the jump…

James Franco Is Now An Author
Monday, March 9 by

The Ape.After the jump, we have an exclusive sneak peek at the book's cover art.

TELE-VISIONS: KALEY CUOCO
Monday, March 9 by

Over the past couple seasons, Monday night on CBS has officially become the most ridiculous night on television, thanks to Ms. Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on The Big Bang Theory. My guess is that Penny came about late in the show's development stages, in a meeting between the writers and network execs.  My guess is, it went down a little something like this:

Commanding Monday TV Preview
Monday, March 9 by

Tonight, there's a wide range of entertainment for your viewing pleasure. A man diagnosed with the Liar Liar syndrome is brutally honest with the staff on House; General Juma totally commandeers the White House on 24; Sylar finally meets his father on Heroes; Summer Glau from Terminator:TSCC gives the nerds on The Big Bang Theory a collective boner; and John Matrix blows up everything in sight and swears at bad guys in Commando. Your preview after the break.

Bystanders Laugh As Cable Guy Killed
Monday, March 9 by
Morning News Roundup
Monday, March 9 by

To no one’s surprise Watchmen threw the competition through a plate glass window this weekend, earning an estimated 3-day total of $55.7 million (roughly 4,500,000 nerd-boners). Despite it being the biggest opening of the year, Zack Snyder’s opus came in lower than expected. Some attribute this to lack of star power, the graphic use of sex and violence, running time, and My Chemical Romance’s inclusion. Personally I blame Daylight Savings. Here’s your morning news. Watchmen mainly watched by men (X-Men Origins)  

THE DOLLS OF DOLLHOUSE
Friday, March 6 by

Over the past few weeks, Friday nights on Fox at 9/8c have just gotten a lot hotter, thanks to Joss Whedon's new femme fatale-fest, Dollhouse.So take a moment to get to know three of the show's lethal ladies, and be sure to check it out tonight.  It's Whedon, so you know he's got some cool stuff in store.  (And yes, Buffy was a darn fine show.)Photos and info after the jump.

STAR TREK TRAILER 3 BEAMS UP!
Friday, March 6 by
Weekend Be a Watchman TV Preview
Friday, March 6 by

This weekend, teleport to the couch, grab your snuggie, and turn into TV Watchman. Only four more episodes of Battlestar Galactica, Jason hits the big apple in Friday Night Lights, Cameron's got a nasty glitch in Terminator: TSCC, and Sunday begins the second season of AMC's excellent foray into Crystal Meth with Breaking Bad. Also, scope out the updated 'Late Show Roundup,' where the amount of stuff to watch has increased by %150. Go Watchman, Go! Your preview after the break.

STARS: THEY TWEET LIKE US!
Friday, March 6 by

This morning, the folks at Slashfilm published a list of movie directors, writers and actors on Twitter…The list includes:Directors DAVID_LYNCH, ThatKevinSmith and Jon_Favreau…Writers diablocody and johnaugust…And Actors emmyrossum, ElizabethBanks, Russell Brand, Heroes' greggrunberg, and WilliamShatner…We were curious what eccentric director David Lynch could possibly be twittering about, so we have a screen grab for you after the jump…

Friday Morning News Peekaboo
Friday, March 6 by

 Ah, Friday morning. The sun shines down and warms the dewy grass. The air is crisp like the first bite from an apple. My pants and wallet are elsewhere. Why am I locked in a storage unit?Here's your morning news. I know where I'll be Saturday mornings in the 1980's (Variety)

Mad Max 4: Animated & Mel-Free
Thursday, March 5 by

So, according to MTV, Aussie director George Miller, creator and director of all the Mad Max films has in the works a fourth animated installment of his post-apocalyptic series set in the outback.  When confronted with the question of whether Mel Gibson would be involved in any capacity, Miller responded with a rather P.C. "We'll probably go a different route."In Australian English, that means, "Mel Gibson is batshit crazy and you and I and everyone knows it now, so why in the sweet, sweet name of Outback Steakhouse would I even let him do voiceover work for me?  Have you seen What Women Want?"Oh, George Miller.  You know you can't get past Altavista Translator.

Thursday Spin on Your Head TV Preview
Thursday, March 5 by

Take a dive right into your Thursday night TV. After three weeks, The Office is back with a timewarp back to Valentine's day, while 30 Rock is obsessed with babies. Be sure to catch some mad bboy action on MTV tonight–it's Quest Crew (all guys) vs. the Beat Freaks (all girls). Also note our updated 'Late Night Round-Up,' with an invasion of the Jimmys. Your leg twirling, body movin' TV preview after the break.

WB Launches 24-Hr Channel in India
Thursday, March 5 by

Beginning March 15, Warner Bros. and Turner will partner to launch WB, a 24-hour Warner-branded channel that will bring its TV and film library to the country. [Variety]  If you work in the film or TV industry – don't worry.  They only outsource real jobs to India. We at Screen Junkies would like to think that eventually the channel will open up to original content, and one of our sources sent us this top secret proposal for a 2009 WB India Fall Lineup.  Seems like they're headed in that direction.See it after the jump:

Women of Watchmen: Carla Gugino
Wednesday, March 4 by

Tuesday, we gave you a glimpse of Watchmen's Malin Akerman, a.k.a. The Silk Spectre II.  Now meet her mom… the original Silk Spectre, played by the shapely Carla Gugino.Carla's the rare sort of actress that shows her assets in adult fare like Watchmen and Sin City, then covers herself and relies only on acting talent in kid flicks like the upcoming Race to Witch Mountain, or the Spy Kids franchise.  Though I did hear that for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, they had to frame Gugino from the neck up so she didn't accidentally gouge anyone's eyes out in the theater.  Ga Ga Guginooooo!More pics after the jump…