According to a new L.A. Times article, Paranormal Activity isn't just a film about a haunting; the film itself may actually be haunted – at least, if Steven Spielberg is to be believed. John Horn's article cites a source within Dreamworks as having said that, upon viewing a DVD screener at his Malibu home, Mr. Spielberg was inexplicably locked inside his bedroom and had to call a locksmith in order to get out. And upon his eventual release, the man who gave us Poltergeist tossed the screener in a trash bag and brought it straight back to the Dreamworks offices.Viral marketing hooey, or a legendary filmmaker genuinely freaked out by a film? Or even better… is there a standard def ghost in the Blu-Ray machine? Read the whole article over at the L.A. Times, where you can find out just how this scrappy $5000 do-it-yourself movie is being distributed by the folks behind Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. And cower at the convincing scares in the trailer after the jump.
"Yo Patrick Swayze, I'm really happy for you and I'ma let you finish making this nice ashtray or whatever… but Bill Cosby's Ghost Dad was one of the best movies of all time. ONE. OF. THE. BEST. MOVIES. OF. ALL. TIME!" - Kanye West Here now… are the weekend's Top Kanye-Free Links: Flowchart To Determine If You Should Call 911 (HolyTaco)The Art Of Dude Landing (FilmDrunk)30 Amazing Sand Sculptures From Around The World (SuperTremendous)Pajiba's Fall Movie Preview (Pajiba)Keeley Hazell's Breasts In Various Swimsuits (CelebJihad)Bizarre Gallery Of Super Mario Bros. Fan Art (Unreality)Handwriting Can Give You Away As A Liar (Asylum)2009 Make 'Em Piss Blood Challenge (BustedCoverage)Tribute To The Camel Toe (RegretfulMorning)TPS NFL Weekly Locks: Week 2 (TotalProSports)When A Girl Wants You To Love Her (MadeMan)Why Your Driver Will Lose: Ryan Newman (AllLeftTurns)Robber Shoots Woman Point Blank In The Face (NothingToxic)Obama Undercover With A Hat On (Atom)
Let's just break the bad news right off the bat. Tiffany Dupont, who stars as Frannie Morgan in Greek, loves Christianity bunches and bunches. We're not saying there's anything wrong with being best friends with Jesus, but that likely means he's (He's?) putting the kibosh on sex until marriage, my friends. Damn! And I've got two strikes against me because A) we're not married and B) I'm as Jewish as the day (and the nose) is long. She'd bring me home to the folks and they'd probably throw holy water at me. Which would sting because on top of being Jewish I'm also a vampire. Awww that's THREE strikes! A word from Tiffany: "No, Mel Gibson was not involved."Yeah, that's what you think, Tiffany. But chances are he's pulling those strings from a secret laboratory in his Malibu mansion. Mel Gibson is always involved. Martin Riggs is probably even involved in these pics after the jump…
A few months back we told you about the upcoming Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters project that Gary Sanchez Productions had picked up from Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola. Now Sanchez honcho Adam McKay spills a little bit about where the production is at. No casting has been announced (though he mentions Will Ferrell will sit this one out) but it does seem the film will be an effects-driven, monster slaying good time. Think of it like MiB meets Shrek. Random sidenote, Susan Boyle would be PERFECT for a live-action Shrek. (MTV) Morning links… Spike Lee and Robert Deniro venture into Alphabet City. (Latino Review) X-Men: First Class ready to shoot in 2010. (Superhero Hype) Bill Hader aggrandizes Greg Mottola's Paul. (Cinema Blend) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Live! (Vulture) Seacrest almost got the happy knife. (WENN) The Five Best Slow Claps Of All Time (Pajiba)
It's a known fact that President Obama is a bit of a sci-fi nerd, and any doubt was obliterated this week when he jousted with a lightsaber on the White House lawn during an announcement for Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid. The story blew up so big, even the guy picking his nose in the background of the photo became a bit of a celebrity on Digg (ironic, considering he was only digging himself).
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Red Band – Watch more Movie Trailers Yep… uhhhh… The title of the post pretty much sums up what you get with the trailer. If you're interested in just how this film came to fruition (i.e. you're more of an ass man), you check out our in depth interview with Tucker Max and co-writer Nils Parker). Otherwise, subtly turn your monitor toward a corner, check there are no mirrors, and laugh/fap away. Less talky, more linky: 5 Things It's Always Sunny Should Sell In Their Store (HolyTaco) David Lynch's Art Show Sounds Awesome (FilmDrunk) Ligers Really Do Exist (SuperTremendous) 5 Best Slow Claps Of All Time (Pajiba) Olivia Wilde Gettin' Wild In GQ Magazine (CelebJihad) Possibly The Greatest Megan Fox Interview Ever (Unreality) Heeb Best Of 5769: Television (Heeb) Panamanian Kids Beat Gollum With Rocks (Asylum) Tim Tebow Gets Carved Into A Tree (BustedCoverage) 7 Reasons Glenn Beck Would Have Rape/Murdered (RegretfulMorning) Charles Rogers Charged With PUI? (TotalProSports) What NOT To Say To A Cop (MadeMan) Menard Takes Flopper Lead (AllLeftTurns)
Gillian Jacobs stars as Britta in the new sitcom Community, which starts tonight on the network that took away five blocks of scripted drama time so they could give Jay Leno his own show because they were afraid of losing his massive chin. Anyway…the sexy blond plays opposite "Talk Soup" dude Joel McHale and, drum roll please…Chevy Chase! That's right, folks, he's back! I know this post is supposed to be about Gillian, but come on, Chevy Chase is back, and he's supposed to be funny again. NBC should give HIM his own show five nights a week. Oh wait, FOX already did that back in '93… A word from Gillian: "I was actually watching a rerun the other day, and I was like, ‘I recognize that place! I've seen that swing before!'"Ah yes, the swing. It brings back so many fond memories. Memories of never having anyone to push you on it because you're a poor, ugly little orphan who's addicted to smack. Thanks for ripping that one out of a deep, dark place, Gillian!Here's some pics after the jump that'll get you swingin'!
If there's one thing Hollywood loves to do, it's run an idea into the ground. And when it comes to squeezing every last dime out of a concept, sequels are the studios' weapon of choice. But what happens when your film's main characters are dead, or your actors refuse to return for part two? A prequel. That’s what happens. From X-Men Origins to Van Wilder: Freshman Year, Hollywood has proven that all you need for a prequel is a loose back story, an established title, and a willingness to crap all over the memory of the original movie. On that note, here are seven awful prequels that are currently in production (in our minds). Shawshank Origins: Brooks Haven’t you always wondered about the mysterious origins of Brooks Hatlen, the librarian and resident "bird man" of Shawshank? No? Well screw you. That's what you're getting.
MTV has announced they are developing a spin-off to one of our favorite cult shows, Greg the Bunny. The new series, Warren the Ape, focuses on Greg's puppet counterpart Warren T. Ape DeMontague as he attempts to pick up the tattered shreds of his acting career. Failing to win any roles, DeMontague agrees to appear on a reality show as a last ditch effort. He's just like Trishelle. Both will do anything for attention and neither mind having fists stuffed up their butts. (THR) These morning links have been translated from Puppish to English… Nicolas Cage suddenly cares about character in his portrayals. (Cinema Blend)Scarlett Johansson needs a date for the Iron Man 2 premiere. (Superhero Hype)Red band I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell trailer. (Trailer Addict)Mark Millar teases Kick Ass 2. (/Film)Josh Olsen and Harlan Ellison will not read your f***ing script. (Cinematical)Jay Chandrasekhar holds a Shotgun Wedding. (Pajiba)Ray Wise is joining Dollhouse. (TV Squad)
Some clever fellow by the name of 'whoiseyevan' created this homage to the very 1950s pulp adventure flicks to which the Indiana Jones films paid homage as well. It's like Indiana Jones and the Search for Some Crazy Ass Meta Sh*t. The mash-up pulls from so many sources we can't list them, and features a pre-militant, rifle-carrying Charlton Heston as Dr. Jones, and a bevy of '50s film stars… all coming together for some uncannily similar action to Spielberg & Lucas's action hero. Impressive stuff. [via BoingBoing] No time for love, Dr. Jones? Make time for these links at least: Does Kanye Have Asperger's Syndrome? (HolyTaco) Forgotten Classics: Swayze Edition (FilmDrunk) 10 Funniest Fat Guys Of All Time (SuperTremendous) New Trailer For 'Paranormal Activity' Looks Freaky (Pajiba) Obama Calls Kanye West The N-Word (CelebJihad) Giant Gallery Of Gorgeous Girl Gamer Tattoos (Unreality) Dungeons and Dragons Soda Slays Nerd Thirst (Asylum) Missouri Hooters Bikini Car Wash: The Final Hosing (BustedCoverage) Pick Up Lines From The 80s (RegretfulMorning) Andrew Quarless Has College Football's Worst Tattoo (TotalProSports) The 10 Commandments Of Online Gaming (MadeMan) Why Your Driver Will Lose: Carl Edwards (AllLeftTurns) The New Kid Has A Bad First Day On The Bus (NothingToxic) Kanye West Apology Generator (Atom)
Nina Dobrev stars as "Elena Gilbert" in the new show The Vampire Diaries, and guess what? Her character's in love with a vampire. Dammit, what is wrong with women?! Why do they find fanged bloodsuckers so damn attractive? Twilight, True Blood, and now intimate journal entries on the subject. Most of the girls I know don't even like hickeys on their necks, let alone pustulating fang punctures. Fine, go fall in love with your vampire, Nina. Take the ridiculous ratings that come with it. I'll cry salty tears like the mortal I am. Your new boyfriend is incapable of crying, you know. A word from Nina: "There is something about a man who lurks in the dark."Way to invite the stalkers, Nina. Like seriously, you can't say stuff like that because stalkers pay very close attention. Then they pop out the dark, naked; you run away screaming; they get arrested and testify that you…ASKED FOR IT. And they might have a case.Here's some more of what you're sure to ask for. Pics after the jump!
If you're into Movie and TV arcana as much as we are, you know there's only one place to find the weirdest, geekiest, most fantastically obscure memorabilia collecting dust in someone's closet. eBay: the auction house for the modern fanboy. We at Screen Junkies decided to investigate some of the cooler/weirder/geekier finds currently available for purchase on the site (at least at the time of this post), and are showing them off to you, the fans. Consider us your new secret shoppers.
Celebricide '09 continues. News has broke that the giraffe that starred in many Toys R Us commercials and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective died unexpectedly on the set of the new Kevin James film, The Zookeeper. Tweet the Giraffe's death came as a shock as the animal was believed to have no known health problems. A federal probe is being conducted to find out if any mistreatment took place. The Zookeeper tells the story of a rotund zookeeper who gets some advice in the romance department from the sassy animals he cares for. Think of it as a more furry Hitch. It's a shame to see another noteworthy actor join the Raul Julia Club of Actors Who Died With Crappy Final Films. (WHDH)40 Bear wants you to read these morning links… Jessica Biel joins A-Team. Rampage puts on his dry humping pants. (Cinema Blend)Galifianakis institutionalized. (Empire)Night of the Living Dead prequel IN 3D. (/Film)Solomon Kane featurette. (Dread Central)Silent Hill 2 coming together. (Latino Review)
Drugs Are Fun PSA – Watch more Movie Trailers In the above viral promo for Black Dynamite, starring Michael Jai White, the titular badass is on a mission to fight smack in the orphanage. He pays a visit to the front stoop of Ding Dong Roar (a disturbing '70s "Sesame Street"/"Zoobilee Zoo" hybrid) to let us know that drugs aren't as fun as they look. But judging by the catchy song, hypercolors and characters like Funky Feline and Little Strange Alien Child, drugs appear to be way f**king fun. Why Tom Sizemore isn't a regular on "Ding Dong Roar" is beyond us. Black Dynamite opens October 16th, 2009. Be sure to visit the official site of Black Dynamite's crusade: Fight Smack in the Orphanage. You can help the children and sh*t.
Now, before you unsheath your lightsabers to gouge your eyes out, know this: the photograph laying atop the mattress is not actually of Yoda or his Irish cousin Seamus O'Dagobah (could have fooled me). Nay, it's that of Yaddle, a female counterpart of Yoda's who is also part of the Jedi Council. So, your childhood hero is not about to be violated in effigy. Just one of George Lucas's afterthoughts crammed into The Phantom Menace. So use the Force, pal. Use as much Force as you want. Those Fleshlights are…ahem… supposed to be durable. [Source: PictureIsUnrelated.com]Here are today's top links: How To Convince Your Girlfriend To Like Football (HolyTaco)Christopher Lloyd Is Doing Great. Not. (FilmDrunk)50 Amazing Pieces Of Food Art (SuperTremendous)Colin Firth Is Creepy. Gay. Pretty. (Pajiba)Lady Gaga Distracts You From Her Penis (CelebJihad)South Park Kids Come To Life (Unreality)Jeff Ross's Best Friars Roast Zingers (Heeb)Finally You Can Measure The Intensity Of Your Farts (Asylum)NSFW Places To Display Your Patriots Super Bowl Ring (BustedCoverage)A Monkey Who Likes To Grab Boobs (RegretfulMorning)Federer Next Perpetrator Of Tennis Umpire Bashing (TotalProSports)The Hottest NFL Wives And Gfs (MadeMan)Why YOUR Driver Will Lose The Chase (AllLeftTurns)
We here at Screen Junkies are aaaalllll about Gossip Girl. Big time. Like, completely into it.
Well would you get a load of those pearly whites… Dianna Agron has a smile that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus she can sing and dance (as evidenced by her character Quinn in the new show Glee). She's a singing, dancing, cheerleading, backstabbing wonder woman who just so happens to be 23 in real life. I'd take her overHayden Panettiere anyday. Hayden's character on Heroes may be able to heal herself, but what the hell is a healing factor when you can hit a high C note?! A word from Dianna: "I was really too ambitious for my own good." Well we've got a quote for you, Dianna. "Ruthless ambition leads to its own destruction." It comes from a little English rapper named Willy Shakes. Take a lesson from MacBeth and don't murder your way to the top. It never works out. Trust us… Here's some pics after the jump that aren't a felony!
Kanye's VMA outburst rules the headlines again this morning as the rapper apologized on last night's premiere of The Jay Leno Show. To his credit, West faced the music and didn't cancel his scheduled appearance. Though that may be due to the fact that he was on to perform with Jay-Z and to back out would have upset his camp. West did seem sincere and got emotional when Leno shamed him by asking what his deceased mother would think of his behavior. And then Kevin Eubanks just chuckled out of the blue. That guy laughs at the most innappropriate moments. He's like Dr. Hibbard with a guitar.We apologize in advance for these morning links…Beyonce visits Zoobilee Zoo. (TV Squad)Watch the pilot episode of HBO's Bored To Death. (/Film)Basterd takes over for Nic Cage. (Superhero Hype)Comedian joins Red Dawn. (First Showing)Toy Story 3 teaser poster is sparse. (Latino Review)
MTV wrapped up the 2009 Video Music Awards last night with the trailer premiere for Michael Jackson's This Is It; the documentary that captures rehearsal footage from the deceased singer's would-be epic concert. The show seemed like it would be spectacular and it's a true shame that Jackson didn't get to share his hard work and vision with fans. Though the film is being criticized by some as a hastily-cobbled cash grab, its being heralded by others as a tribute to a peerless legend. It will only play in theaters for two weeks but Joe Jackson would like you to know that he'll be selling butt-cam bootlegs the day after opening night.Michael would have wanted it that way.These links are a great adventure in their own right… Gary Busey Photoshop Contest Is Creepy (HolyTaco) Transformers Crew Hates Megan Fox (FilmDrunk) 7 Greatest David Hasselhoff Music Videos Of All Time (SuperTremendous) The Muppets Might Be Sock Puppets In Their Next Adventure (Pajiba) Jessica Simpson Looks Broken (CelebJihad) 10 Matrix Mashups That Are Sure To Entertain (Unreality) 5 Unlikely Reasons For Riots (Asylum) Ginger Leaves Miss. State Game With Penis On His Face (BustedCoverage) Spot A D-Bag By The Tilt In His Hat (RegreftulMorning) Gator's Jerseys Spell Out A Big Fight (TotalProSports) Become A Brocialite For Fun And Profit (MadeMan) Numbers Say Cup Is Stewart's To Lose (AllLeftTurns) Epic Fire Breathing Ends In Epic Face Burns (NothingToxic) Todd Glass Finds Out What's So Funny (Atom)
Ah, yes. The "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…" function of an online store. It's a pretty darn incredible invention that works on multiple levels. On the one hand, stores like Amazon.com use it to get you to spend way more than you should. On the other hand, sometimes the "Also Bought…" function can be a very telling market research tool. Here are some TV on DVD box sets with overly truthful suggestions…
Jayma Mays stars as the germaphobic teacher Emma Pillsbury in the new musical/comedy show Glee, but her red locks aren't a stranger to primetime television. Jayma's appeard in House, Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Entourage, and my personal favorite, Six Feet Under, among many others. She's also brought her fiery good looks to the big screen in Red Eye, and, let's forget to mention, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. There, we forgot to mention it. Go back and look for her in all the things we didn't forget to mention. She won't be hard to spot. A word from Jayma: "Oh sh*t! A talking beaver!"Man, there are so many ways we could go with a joke pertaining to the aforementioned quote. And surprisingly enough, most of them are too dirty for this site. We just hope you don't take it out of context, like we've done here, because the last thing we want is to spread the rumor that Jayma has verbal private parts. Oooooooh now we've gone and done it!Check out some pics of Jayma after the jump with zero talking beavers in them!
"I picked the wrong time to blast C+C Music Factory, didn't I?" Above is our first attempt at a new weekly post called "Photobomb Fridays," in which we dream up what might happen if a shot from a famous film were ruined by… anything. This week's entry the scene from American History X in which Ed Norton's character, the neo-Nazi White supremacist "Derek Vinyard," has just killed a man by stomping his face on a curb. You can watch the full scene here. If you have any interest in submitting your photobomb creations to Screen Junkies, please contact us via feedback_at_screenjunkies.com. Here are this weekend's top links: Graphs For The Weekend (HolyTaco) Brett Ratner Lifetime Achievement Montage (FilmDrunk) 10 Actors Originally Considered For Famous Movie Roles (SuperTremendous) 20 Most Boring Films Of All Time (Pajiba) Chris Brown Starts His Community Service (CelebJihad) 15 Sexiest Ghostbusters Babe Pictures (Unreality) Superhero Lingerie Is Super Hot (Asylum) Justin Gage Will Not Give You His Football, Fatboy (BustedCoverage) A Video Compilation Of Epic Fails (RegretfulMorning) NFL Weekly Locks: Week 1 (TotalProSports) Get A Noble Title And Be A Royal Pimp (MadeMan) Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Race Time (AllLeftTurns) Bloody Fight In Paris Subway Station (NothingToxic) Like Toy Story, But With Boobs And Booze (Atom)
Editor's Note: The real Sylvester Stallone did not write this. By Sylvester Stallone Yo, Internet.
Director: TBDCast: Sylvester StalloneSynopsis: Rambo fights a werewolf or some sh*t. More TBD.
Describing a girl as a "screamer" can only mean one of two things: 1) she's exposed to terrifying situations rather often, or 2) she's unafraid to express her more primal emotions in the bedroom. Here's hoping that Rumer Willis' character Ellie in Sorority Row falls into both categories. Ms. Willis doesn't scream like her character. She's the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and no daughter of John McClane and G.I. Jane is going to be intimidated by some horrific, murderous stranger. She's simply too badass. A word from Rumer: "For me, I have a hard time watching those movies where it’s like 'I’m gonna rip your face off.'" James L. Brooks does get a little edgy at times, but if you can make it past the flesh ripping parts, he really elicits some powerfully moving performances from his often stellar cast of actors. Shirley MacLaine tearing her face off in Terms of Endearment does touch a nerve with me, though. Luckily, Rumer's face is still intact in the pics after the jump!
Awesome news out of Hollywood this morning. The Coen Brothers and their The Big Lebowski star, Jeff Bridges are reteaming to bring True Grit back to the screen. Bridges will be stepping into the role of Rooster Cogburn, originally played by John Wayne. Cogburn, a U.S. Marshall, will be tracking the killer of a 14-year old girl's father because that kind of aggression won't stand, man. Also rejoining the Coens is producer Scott Rudin, who previously worked with the siblings on No Country For Old Men. I can't wait to see them create another moody western and am excited to see how the spectacular Bridges handles this role. I'm literally quaking as if I'm having anime-induced seizure. (First Showing) These links will really tie your morning together… Where The Wild Things Are character posters. (IMP Awards)Stars return for Hancock 2, Earth yawns collectively. (Empire)Timothy Dalton joins Toy Story 3 to play Pants… Pricklepants. (Latino News)Werewolf: The Series totally c-blocked. (Dread Central)Browncoats unite! Firefly getting ripped off. (Pajiba)Rainn Wilson to don tights and wield a wrench. (Superhero Hype)
Black Dynamite Theatrical Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers We all knew Michael Jai White could kick some ass. But who knew the man could sucker punch a funny bone like this? See for yourself in the above trailer for the new blaxploitation spoof, Black Dynamite. It looks, as they say on the streets, "official as a referee's whistle." The flick opens in limited release October 16th, and – February be damned – I declare October to be the new Black History month! And given that I'm about as white as D.J. Qualls after a two years of hibernation in his parents' basement, I'm guessing no one really gives a sh*t. Today's Top links are dy-no-miiiiiiite! 7 Annoying People On Your Company Softball Team (HolyTaco) Long Overdue Twilight Porn Parodies (FilmDrunk) Bowling Magicians Make Bowling Magic Happen (SuperTremendous) Five Bad Actresses Who Look Great In Leather (Pajiba) Blake Lively Airs Out Her Nipple (CelebJihad) 10 Most Memorable Torture Scenes In Movies (Unreality) Playmate-Filled 'Guitar Hero 5' Ad Ruined By Hef (Asylum) Eugene Mirman's Guide To Getting Groupies (Heeb) Dirty Play Taints Lingerie Football (BustedCoverage) Kid Loves/Hates His First Rollercoaster (RegretfulMorning) Fantasy Football: Week 1 Start'em & Sit'em (TotalProSports) Become A Brociate For Fun And Profit (MadeMan) Jesus Playing Sports Pic Gallery (AllLeftTurns)
You may remember Jamie Chung as Jamie Chung on Real World San Diego. She did a stellar job portraying her sexy self in the midst of angsty early-twenties adversity, homoerotic tempations, and sooooooo much booze. This Friday she stars in Sorority Row as Claire, a.k.a The Flirt. All we're saying is there's supposedly a topless hot tub scene. That's all we're sayin'. Oh, and "awesome." Now that's all we're sayin'. A word from Jamie: "It's a very strong, young, female role. And her name is Chi-Chi." Jamie, you're playing the chihuahua that constantly licked my face when I was but a young lad only knee-high to a tadpole?! Can I play me?! Wait, why not? But you played you on "The Real World!" Life's not fair… But these pics of you after the jump certainly are fair!
Joe Carnahan's big screen A-Team adaptation is gaining a lot of steam lately and it now looks like the final castmember is about to fall into place. Latino Review tipped us off to a report that Sharlto Copley has been tapped for the role of "Howling Mad" Murdock. Though he's pretty much a non-actor, Copley wowed audiences with his performance as Wikus in this summer's District 9. The end result will be interesting to see. Of course, a lot is riding on the character's on-screen chemistry with Quintin "Rampage" Jackson's B.A. Baracus. The danger here being that if they get along too well, Baracus will dry hump him. I strongly recommend that the producers implement the use of a safe word on set.
There's a lot of fancy talk going on about the new Tim Burton-produced 9, and why not? I haven't been this giddy to see a doll walk a dystopian Earth since I watched Pinocchio listening to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" – but I am pretty sure Pete Langham steered me wrong on that combo. There have been a lot of movies featuring a post-apocalyptic world, but none of them, and I mean none of them, are headlined by a 3-D rendering of a sock monkey (save for Kurt Russell in Soldier). But, this got us to thinking – what else should we be expecting in the years to come? And how do we know we're living it? Other Junk You Might Like: Nichole Jackson is Dressed to Impress