Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd are teaming up once again. The Dinner for Schmucks stars are ready to piss off the Bible Belt with the comedy Will. From THR:The story follows an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people's lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. The man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer (Galifianakis) has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted, ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential.A talented group of funny people are working behind the camera as well. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine, Smashing Pumpkins videos, one video for The Offspring) will direct the Demetri Martin-penned script with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing. Wow. That's quite the roster. The craft services guy had better be HILARIOUS if he wants to stand out in that crowd. (THR)
Alan Ball's HBO series True Blood is back in production, and they're letting everyone know with the above industrial video. I haven't seen that many bottles of blood since I rummaged through Angelina Jolie's jewelry drawer. (io9)Drink these links down real good-like.25 Eggs with Sharpie Faces (HolyTaco) Bubba Watson's Awesome Trick Golf Shot (TotalProSports) Hot Pics of Hot Jessica Chobot (TheChive) Mark McGwire's Guide to Hitting (Maxim) Check Out The Interactive Netflix Map (FilmDrunk) A Year in 120 Seconds (SuperTremendous) Ten Movie Couples Not to Have a Threesome With (Pajiba) Megan Fox Armani Underwear Pictures (CelebJihad) Fight Club Style Airline Manuels (Unreality) Consumer Reports Hates Your Snuggie (Asylum) The Answer to a Big Back Door Problem (RegretfulMorning) 10 Best Gadgets at CES (MadeMan) Cris Collinsworth NASCAR Fail (AllLeftTurns)
James Gunn is going to break the Internet if he keeps casting so many geek-friendly actors in his upcoming Super. The superhero dark comedy stars Rainn Wilson as a man who up and decides to be a superhero after his wife leaves him despite his lack of powers. LOTR's Liv Tyler is the wife who leaves his ass for Kevin Bacon's charming drug dealer. Now, Nathan Fillion (Dr. Horrible), Ellen Page (Inception), Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks), Michael Rooker (Mallrats), Andre Royo (The Wire), Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls), and Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) are all aboard the project. The nerdgasmic film is currently filming in Louisiana with no confirmed release date. Rest assured, whatever opening day is decided upon will be the day that me and the other cool kids go rob the nerd houses. Those Star Wars figures will be mine! (GeekWeek)
Tosh.0 Still Brings the Pain – Watch more Funny VideosDaniel Tosh is back to bring you the best viral videos on the web, and even hunt down and interview the whackjobs who are the featured stars/victims/sad excuses for the gift of life. Tosh.0 is a show for folks who are restricted from surfing the Internet all day to look at footage that would make Darwin roll over in his grave, and for folks who just like the funny boiled down and brought to them on a silver platter. Check out the quick preview of Tosh.0 above, and then tune into the premiere of the second season Wednesday January 13th at 10:30 E/P on Comedy Central.
And the fires from Heaven will rain down upon them, and only your chin will survive! Conan O'Brien is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore. The current Tonight Show host has released a statement telling NBC they can go suck it, in so many words. He refuses to host the Tonight Show after Jay Leno, as he believes shifting timeslots would compromise the integrity of what he considers the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. It was NBC's plan to put Leno on at 11:35PM, followed by Conan at 12:05PM, but now that Conan is threatening to break his contract, the PeaCOCK is going to have to think again. FOX has made it more than clear that they think Conan would be a perfect fit at their prosperous network. No formal offers have been made yet, but inside sources say one is extremely likely in the near future. I imagine now that Conan has told NBC what's what, FOX is gathering its gaggle of lawyers together as I type this.Check out Conan's press release in its entirety after the jump.
Right before Christmas, I shared with you the final poster for Breck Eisner's The Crazies. It was so popular that we now have three more FINAL posters. They're really FINAL this time, we promise.* This new batch features Ogden Marsh community members Farmer Bill, Horst the Plumber, and Amy Fisher, respectively.The Crazies goes batsh*t in theaters on February 26th, 2010. (Dread Central)Check out the larger versions after the jump.
It seems Michael Bay took time off from redefining evolution to prep his next film Transformers 3, which is set to begin filming in May. You might say, "Isn't that an awfully quick prep time for a movie of such magnitude," and I would respond, "Yeah, dude, now quit tugging at my sleeve." My guess is that the "creative team" is working off of a picture that Bay took of his bowl of Alpha-Bits Cereal. You never know what kind of fascinating stories you're going to find floating a top a silky sea of milk. Bay's breakfast spelled out, "Explosion robot sweat cleavage," and he was off to the races. We'll find out if Transformers 3 sucks as much as its last predecessor July 1, 2011.
You may remember Ari Graynor as the girl in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist who takes the chewing gum out of the toilet full of her own puke. I bet it tasted like that movie played…A word from Ari: "I do not have an athletic bone in my body."There's no way your body needs to be playing sports. Keep it safe, unbruised, and unbroken. We don't need anymore Owen Wilson noses up on the silver screen.Check out more pics of Ari's tip-top body after the jump.
Or are they???When you're a bro as in demand as Robert Downey Jr., bromances come and bromances go. And Jon Favreau needs to understand that.News has broken that Downey Jr. has dropped out of Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens in favor of broin' out with Jude Law on the set of the Sherlock Holmes sequel. The success of the first Sherlock Holmes has prompted Warner Brothers to fast-track the sequel and put it before cameras this June, which is exactly the same time that Cowboys & Aliens is planning to begin principal photography.It looks like this was strictly a business decision and Favreau should not take Downey's broparture to heart. I'm sure he'll find another bro who's brotastic enough for the part. That Matthew McConaughey seems nice. Just talk it over with Vince Vaughn. He's always there for a bro in need. (EW)
In the wake of Avatar crushing so much ass at the box office, everyone wants to get into the 3D game. But now I have bummerific news for those who were hoping to have Russell Crowe's love handles looming out at their faces when Robin Hood comes to theaters. Previous reports that Ridley Scott had requested an additional $8 million to convert his re-telling to 3D have been denied by the studio. That's a decision that I can get behind. 3D is cool in small doses but it is ultimately an unnecessary gimmick. To the best of my knowledge, the following phrase has never been said: "Seven Samurai was really good but there just weren't enough swords poking out of the screen for my taste. Jeers to the filmmakers! Hiss! Hiss!!" (First Showing)
Spider-Man 4 is deader than dead. Sam Raimi & Tobey Maguire and Sony have decided to part ways on the project after being unable to agree that John Malkovich would look totally awesome in a vulture costume, among other creative differences. Sony has decided to reboot the franchise completely, working from a script by Jamie Vanderbilt that places Peter Parker back in high school where he'll have to deal with sexual and arachnid hormones simultaneously. You can read the full Sony press release at Deadline Hollywood, but allow me to sum it up for you: "Ass-kissing, ass-kissing, ass-kissing. We're sorry this couldn't work. We wish only the best. Everyone is fantastic. (F*ck everyone). Ass-kissing, ass-kissing."The Spider-Man reboot is expected to hit theaters in Summer 2012.In the meantime, click on these links.50 Things Made Better with Bacon (HolyTaco)Mark McGwire Confesses to Steroids Use. Duh! (TotalProSports)Beautiful People ONLY (TheChive)These Swimmers Put the 'O' in Olympics (Maxim)13 WTF Foreign Signs (SuperTremendous)10 Most Preposterous Romantic-Comedy Professions (Pajiba)Ashley Greene in Body Paint Selling Sex Water (CelebJihad)The World's First Sex Robot Has Come to Life (Unreality)The Zombie Apocalypse will be Tweeted (Asylum)9 Sex Toys that will Retract Your Boner (RegretfulMorning)100-Year Leather Briefcase Giveaway (MadeMan)Jolene Van Vugt Pics (AllLeftTurns)Police Car Runs Over Criminal's Feet (NothingToxic)Chill Porky Pig Style (Atom)
Chuck fans got their wish for a third season, which premiered last night on NBC. Chuck’s got all his superspy stuff going on with Intersect 2.0 and his stunted romance with Sarah. We also saw Morgan return from Hawaii, single, and move in with Chuck. Joshua Gomez, who plays Morgan, told Screen Junkies that’ll give you a sense of where the rest of this third season is going. “My friendship with Chuck kind of comes back together and we kind of rely on each other a lot again and become roomies, finally become roommates and become a full on bromance,” Gomez said. “There’s big things at the store as far as Morgan is concerned, takes on a higher position. It’s some good stuff.”Morgan is there to help Chuck through the emotional times, but earning a promotion at the Buy More gives Morgan problems of his own. “He is no Emmet Milbarge, so the natives get a little restless because I don't think I’m tough enough,” Gomez said. “I think they’re one of me. I can level with them, I can communicate with them. I speak their language.”Read more from Joshua after the jump.
It has been announced that screeching retard Avril Lavigne will contribute a song to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland soundtrack. The song, entilted "Alice Underground", has been selected for the soundtrack and is reportedly going to be the first single off her upcoming album Daddy I$$uez (working title). Alice in Wonderland's soundtrack will also include songs by All Time Low and an ungodly collaboration from Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. Wentz points out that this collaboration is only for fun and will not lead to a future band or project. Though if they are to ever combine their forces, might I recommend the band name SHART? It seems appropriate given the key ingredients of this union. (MTV)
A perfectly good cello leans up against a porch support in the teaser for HBO's new series Treme. The cello is one of several sad, ownerless instruments featured in the tour of the New Orleans neighborhood in which the series is set. Treme, from The Wire creator (start creaming your jeans) David Simon, will examine New Orleans in much the same way The Wire examined Baltimore. Treme specifically focuses on the musicians living in the titular neighborhood. Check out the trailer below, and please make a donation if you can to provide a loving home for all the stray instruments. The trumpets are the first to be put down. HBO Series Treme Teaser – Watch more Funny Videos(via HBO)
Portia Doubleday is fairly new to the scene, but her starring role opposite Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt is getting a lot of buzz. It won't be long until she's snatching up all the parts that Kirsten Dunst is too old and cracked-out to play.A word from Portia: "At 14, I was not raring to go."That's okay, Portia. Sometimes it takes longer to blossom into a sexual being. Not having a penis is usually the cause.More pics of Portia to help you blossom after the jump.
MYMAG's mission statement is to "give the world's most interesting people a chance to showcase what inspires them." Well, maybe they plan to do that with future issues because for their kick-off they've chosen Olivia Munn, Steve Aoki, and BRETT RATNER to play editor-in-chief. Says Ratner threw his buttocks: "If I weren't a film director, I would probably be a magazine editor. When I was pitched the concept for MYMAG, I was shocked — how did they know I had a treasure trove of favorite magazine articles saved in my closet?" I don't know, dude. You seem like the type who's into collage-making? If you flip through the pages of RAT-MAG, you'll find articles about Michael Jackson, Roman Polanski, and Miley Cyrus (surprisingly you won't find any glittery unicorn stickers or cheese-glued pages). In summation, Brett Ratner's favorite topics are Michael Jackson, Roman Polanski, and Miley Cyrus. If that girl from iCarly goes missing, authorities should look no further than Ratner. If he runs, release the hounds. The smell of Hostess Snowballs will lead a path directly to him.
Very few actors have the villainous acumen of Gary Oldman. His expansive biography of ne'er-do-wells extends from mythology's greatest bad guy (Dracula) to common pimps and pedophiles. His talent is so far reaching it also includes douchy politicians and power-hungry killers with bad hair.Alas, lately he's been springing up as Goody Two Shoes, like Batman's wingman Commissioner Gordon. He's even been using his predisposition as a bad guy with a sense of irony, as in his role in the Harry Potter series, Sirius Black. However, in his latest movie, The Book of Eli, he returns to his roots – playing the antagonist. So we'd like to congratulate Gary on his comeback to malevolence (we've missed you) with a highlight of the various evil-doers he's made so vivid on the silver screen, ranked in order of his characters' titles.
The resemblance is uncanny.Blake Lively and her pants will be traveling to Louisiana to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Martin Campbell's Green Lantern. Lively beat out both Jennifer Garner and Keri Russell to play the role of Carol Ferris, the aerospace firm VP who hires Hal Jordan to pilot her test rocket. It is while piloting this rocket that Jordan is bestowed the power of the Green Lantern. Of course it seems like a stretch to cast a 22-year old as the head of an aerospace firm who later becomes the super-villian Star Sapphire, but somehow I don't mind. Though I am slightly confused whether I should have a nerd boner or a regular one right now. (THR)
It's official. John Malkovich will be the Vulture. That is if there is a Vulture. Spider-Man 4 shooting has been delayed while Sam Raimi and the studio settle their differences. Meanwhile, John Malkovich has confirmed to Italian soccer TV show Quelli Che il Calcio, that he is waiting on a script and he hopes shooting will begin soon. As previously reported, the reason for the row between Raimi and the suits is over the choice of villian. Raimi wants Malkovich to strap on the serrated wings of the Vulture and the studio wants someone who can sell Happy Meals. I don't know what it is about Malkovich but he makes toddlers lose their appetites. Maybe they're still grossed out from his nude scene in Dangerous Liasons. At any rate, we'll surely keep you posted on this story. Will Raimi make the film he wants? Will Malkovich fall at the hands of Studio Mogul-Man?? Find out on the next thrilling episode of Spider-Man 4 Internet Rumors.Arrogant bastard… (via Collider)
That compelling storyline is comin' right for us!If you've been devotedly watching FlashForward recently and wishing there wasn't so much lag time in between the juicy, brain-wrinkling turn of events, then get ready to be happy. Screen Junkies got the opportunity to sit down with the show's creator and executive producer David Goyer, and he told us FlashForward is cramming a ton more story into season one than was originally intended:By the end of the season we will have burned through what I think I was originally thinking would be the first two seasons. One thing that we’ve done is we’ve moved things forward. We certainly are responding to some of the fans saying, “Are we not moving fast enough?” So we’ve kind of been given the opportunity now to answer a lot more questions and move faster. I will say that starting with our first two hour, we answer a ton. Answers are so much less infuriating than more questions. Steeped in so much mystery, the show was starting to become as frustrating as trying to figure out where to go to dinner with a girlfriend. "I want to go wherever you want to go. Well I want to go wherever YOU want to go. That's it! We're boiling hot dogs and drinking boxed wine."David Goyer also talked about the development of his current feature projects, including the origin story of X-Men baddie Magneto. He wouldn't give up much, but when asked if Magneto was still in the works, Goyer responded, "Yes."So there you have it, folks. Magneto is definitely maybe going to be hitting theaters sometime soon/never. Let's just hope Ian McKellen is still alive to see the premiere. Celebs are droppin' like flies these days. Don't you give me the stink eye, McKellen.(Source: Fred Topel)
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We've decided to institute a new feature on Screen Junkies called, People Are Crazy. For the kick-off we look to the nation of France, second only to Japan in terms of being cuckoo bananas, as this Stars Wars dance battle clearly illustrates. If the French Remade Star Wars – Watch more Funny Videos Oooooh, Lord Vader got served. (via I Watch Stuff)
April 16th cannot get here fast enough. A new trailer for Kick-Ass was released today and it proves that you don't need a super power to be a superhero. All you really need is a gun and a penchant for violence. Mark Strong also appears as the villian who addresses the elephant in the room by comparing Nic Cage's Big Daddy to Batman. Now allow me to address another elephant. Mark Strong, did you steal Andy Garcia's face? Feast your eyes on the awesome new trailer after the jump…
As ordered by NBC, Leno administers the two-fingered enema.The gloves are off in the NBC/Leno/O'Brien debacle! Yesterday we reported that Leno might be replacing Conan on The Tonight Show, and now today we've learned it's not so much replacing as it is violently nudging. Apparently the suits over at NBC have given Leno his 11:30PM time slot back. Conan has the choice of either taking the 12:00AM, in which case Leno's show would be a half hour, or he can also decide to f*ck off completely. If Conan tells NBC brass to go screw themselves then Leno will get a full hour. So much hostility. Stop fighting, mommy and daddy, you're doing harm to the children!I suppose poor ratings for both shows can be blamed on this trist, or the fact that old people find Conan awkward looking and obnoxious, but it really all comes down to one super villain… You guessed it: Studio Mogul-Man.Smug son of a bitch…(via TMZ)
As I'm sure you're already aware, Kaitlin Olson is best known for playing Sweet Dee on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She has to put up with the gang hating on her every week, but in real life she's married to Mac. The revenge sex must be CRAZY. A word from Kaitlin: "I didn't want to just be cute and on TV. I wanted to be funny."And you've succeeded on all fronts, Kaitlin. It's girls like you that make me wish girls like you existed in my social circle. Check out some more cute, funny, hot pics of Kaitlin after the jump.
A low-res trailer for Smokin' Joe Carnahan's The A-Team has leaked online. All in all, it looks pretty fun and over the top. The action has been drastically updated since the 1980's series. For instance, a tank fights a jet… thousands of feet above the ground. Take that Live Free or Die Hard! It actually reminds me somewhat of the Charlie's Angels movies except it won't make you want to choke out Cameron Diaz. Which is no small feat. Everyone in the cast looks good too, including Rampage Jackson. Check it out after the jump before it gets yanked.
The King of the World wants to bomb Japan. James Cameron has optioned Charles Pellegrino's "The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back." Pellegrino's book chronicles the two days following the nuclear attacks and weaves together eyewitness accounts from Japanese survivors and American pilots.Cameron met with Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only survivor of the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in late December. Yamaguchi passed away earlier this week.Though Cameron has not set up a film pertaining to the subject matter, it seems that he is doing his research. If this project does come to fruition, expect it to be the big one. Sorry. (Variety)
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"Take him." "Take him."TMZ is reporting that NBC has a plan to fix their Leno problem but unfortunately it doesn't solve our Leno problem. Due to very poor ratings, the network is reportedly moving Leno back to his 11:30pm timeslot. No word yet on the validity of this report or how it will effect The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Will Conan be pushed back an hour or ousted completely? This treatment is a bitch slap in the face to O'Brien considering his years with the network and the fact he uprooted to sunny California for the hosting gig. Don't they realize the sun can turn a ginger to ash? (TMZ)