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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…

Morning News
Wednesday, March 4 by

 NASA has turned to the public for help in naming the International Space Station's brand new Node 3 module. The top two nominees in the write-in category are Colbert and Xenu. As in the Church of Scientology's Xenu. Who would you rather see ruling the cosmos, Tek Jansen or Tom Cruise? Here's your morning news.Help Stephen Colbert cock-block The Church Of Scientology (Colbert Nation)New X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer premieres today (MTV)Watchmen will not feature any hover-boards (iO9)

Wednesday TV Preview
Wednesday, March 4 by

Tonight, Lost hits it's midseason stride with a bunch of filthy, dishonest Islanders, while Demetri Martin digs deep into the complex world of the 'chair.' Also, Discovery Channel is airing an special on why Flight 1549 had to crash land in the Hudson River. Too bad the internet already told us. Find out what I'm talking about, along with your TV preview, right after the jump.

Megan Fox Gets Wet for Fox Atomic
Tuesday, March 3 by

This just in from Variety: Transformers 2 babe Megan Fox is attached to star in "Fathom," an adaptation of the Michael Turner-created comicbook, for Fox Atomic.   According to Variety, "Fox would play Aspen Matthews, who was found abandoned on a ship and is adopted by a military man. She becomes a champion swimmer and marine biologist who comes of age realizing she has water-based powers and is part of an underwater race"  I heard through the grapevine that Michael Phelps was up for a cameo but his role in the remake of Up In Smoke conflicted.  He will be replaced by the dolphin from Seaquest DSV.

Haunting in Connecticut Poster
Tuesday, March 3 by

Here's a glimpse at the creep-tastic Haunting of Connecticut motion poster, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.  I know I wouldn't want a ghost shoving its way out of my mouth, but then again, I just passed a kidney stone last week.  Nah, I'm gonna give it to ghost-out-the-mouth… that's way worse.  

Tuesday Night Preview
Tuesday, March 3 by

Why no new shows? The screwiness of the Digital Conversion has forced the "TV Sweeps", usually scheduled for February, to be pushed back to March 5th. In the meantime, TNT pretty much plays entertaining movies every night, and an epic monkey battle rages on tonight in Dark Days in Monkey City. Your preview after the break.

Monday TV Preview
Monday, March 2 by

Are the Sangalese Terrorists from 24 going to blow up Washington D.C?! Too bad they'll have to blow up Jack Bauer first. Tonight he gets the main stage with 2HRs of no-nonsense screaming at corrupt gov't officials, explosions, and the emergence of Jon Voight as Bauer's new arch nemesis. You don't need to really know anything before watching this episode–just sit back and get your face blown off. Likewise, Heroes also offers some telepathic mind blowings tonight as well. Your preview after the jump.

April’s Vanity Fair: Light on Waifs, Heavy on Laughs
Monday, March 2 by

Either Vanity Fair's standards have gone way down, or it's almost time for April's issue dedicated to "Comedy's New Legends" to hit the shelves.  This above image of Paul Rudd getting intimate with Jonah Hill, Jason Segal and Seth Rogan apes the now legendary VF photo of Tom Ford, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson cover shot (marvel at it, plus bonus shots from April's issue after the jump). 

Karate Kid Montage Monday
Monday, March 2 by

This is just a reminder that YOU are the best around. No one is ever going to get you down. Not even dudes from the 80's with blond hair.

Weekend TV Preview
Friday, February 27 by

Fantastic TV Friday is patiently waiting for your gaze. Do what you can to drink up the !@#$ out of Battlestar–only 4 more episodes! What are we dorks going to do without the Cylons and the frak and the spaceships and the space drama and the Caprica 6? (I guess wait for this?) On the other hand, Terminator and Friday Night Lights are in the prime of their seasons, and as Sunday Special Treat, the How's Your News crew of intrepidly unique reporters visits the Mardi Gras capitol of the world. Your preview after the break. 

Locke and Eko Watch a Movie
Friday, February 27 by

This was just sent to me by special correspondent Matt Sears. It's exactly what it says it is. Its Locke and Eko watching a movie. A totally awesome movie. It also raises a really important question. Why don't we have more artificially intelligent robot friends yet? We have the technology. I'm guessing it's just an issue of political will.

Kung Fu Thursday TV Preview
Thursday, February 26 by

Perform a karate chop (or a nunchuk) to turn on that TV of yours, and then pull a flying jump kick onto the couch for a solid night of comedy from NBC. Jack Black is back and totally wack as Po, the overweight kung fu master Panda, and Tracy Jordan gets interviewed by Larry King, which somehow makes the city of New York go into chaos. Hiiiii-ya. Your preview after the jump.