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St. Paddy’s Day TV Preview
Tuesday, March 17 by

Slainte! Grab some green, some kegs, some cabbage and corned beef, some shamrocks, and of course, your remote. The Leprechaun inside your TV is offering some brilliant accoutrements to accompany you through the night: Snoop Dogg talking to Busta Rhymes in soft focus while babes dance in the background, Rudy going against all odds, and a showing of Will Ferrell being hilarious while quite inebriated. Your preview after the break.   Dogg After Dark 9/8c on MTV Busta gives credit where credit's due.

LESBIAN VAMP KILLERS RED BAND CLIP
Tuesday, March 17 by

Our friends over at Dread Central posted the new Red Band clip for the upcoming Lesbian Vampire Killers flick, which is an adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, of course. LVK is shaping up to be a pretty good piece of camp cinema, if I do say so myself.  And I just did.  So click for the jump, sit back, relax, and have some good, sexy, bloodsucking laughs courtesy of Momentum Pictures.  (We've also included the trailer, as well as some kickass poster art and stills.)

KNOWING’S ROSE BYRNE
Tuesday, March 17 by

This Friday, Rose Byrne will be teaming up with Nic Cage in the supernatural apocalyptic actioner Knowing, directed by The Crow and Dark City's Alex Proyas. Where You've Seen Her: Rose, an Aussie, is probably best known for her role opposite Glen Close in FX's Damages.  But she also made memorable turns as Scarlet in 28 Weeks Later, as Briseis in Troy, and as Cassie in Danny Boyle's Sunshine. She also had a minor role as one of Natalie Portman's doppelgangers in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  Pointless Quote: "I see myself more as a character actress than a celebrity."  See more pics of Rose after the jump!

12 More Insanely Bad TV Commercials
Tuesday, March 17 by

A while back we scoured the internet to bring you a collection of the worst local tv ads. We ended up finding so many that we had to give you more. This time around the selection is far crazier and far crappier. Crapzier. “Enjoy!" JONES BIG ASS TRUCK RENTAL & STORAGE This is actually a fake but it’s a charming fake so it’s too hilarious to not include. Which is a shame because if he were real, I’m sure that Toby Jones would be crowned King of Them Internets. DYNAMIC PAWN SHOP

“LEP’ IN THE HOOD” END CREDITS RAP
Tuesday, March 17 by

 Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like a Leprechaun commandeering the mic at a strip club and then proceeding to wax lyrical about his roots.  He's quite the M.C., but I suppose that's par for the course with a mythical goblin who speaks in anapestic line verse.  That's poetry terminology, son!  I'd like to imagine that the little guy stayed around to intro the featured strippers when they come out to do their pole dance on stage. 

NATALIE PORTMAN CAST IN THOR?
Monday, March 16 by

Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Natalie Portman is the frontrunner to play the female lead in Kenneth Branagh's screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' Thor.  I don't know about you, but when I think of Natalie Portman, I think of Jewish American Princess, not Asgardian Goddess.  Then again, they can do a lot with a blonde wig these days… In any case, there aren't a lot of chicks in Thor's world.  At least, not many with juicy roles.  So it leads me to wonder if she'd be playing Amora the Enchantress… Thor's arch enemy and sometimes lovaaaah.  If that's the case… I'm thinking we need some other casting possibilities in the mix, you know, just to keep Natalie on her toes.  Here are some ideas:

CHAN WOOK PARK’S THIRST TRAILER!
Monday, March 16 by

The trailer for Thirst, the new vampire flick from Oldboy director Chan Wook Park, has arrived.  We can usually expect a few juicy taboos from Park, and this one looks like it has it in the form of a bloodsucking priest.  Check out the trailer after the jump…

Monday TV Preview
Monday, March 16 by

Tonight's lineup is rife with hilarity! In House, people die after cuddling with kitties, whilst in 24, Jack Bauer screamingly interrogates 'Red' from That 70's Show. You have to love FOX. And frakkin' a! This is officially the last week before Battlestar Galactica ends it's glorious run at rounding one of the greatest Nerd Herds in recent memory. SciFi honors said dorks with a final special where even the Cylons get teary-eyed. Your preview after the break.  

WATCHMEN GAME GOES FULL FRONTAL
Monday, March 16 by

After noticing Watchmen's Box Office numbers slip 65% in its second weekend, we thought to ourselves, why aren't they marketing this film toward female retirees looking for some full frontal male nudity?  Because, man, there's enough blue penis in this movie to make Vanity Smurf come out of his tiny closet.Well, some folks over at Liquid Generation are helping keep the Watchmen buzz alive at the other end of the age spectrum, and figured that gamers like their penis 8 bits at a time.  Check out this Kung Fu-inspired scrolling actioner featuring a monster… ahem… swordfight… after the jump. 

MACGYVER TO BE FEATURE FILM?
Monday, March 16 by

The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that TV's MacGyver will be getting the big screen treatment through Raffaella Productions, run by Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis.  Dino will executive produce.  Now, everyone knows that MacGyver is the world's most ingenious adventurer.  He can take a rubber band, a watch and a graphite pencil and make a low-grade bomb to break through a prison wall.  He can use a bowl, a spoon and a can of Campbell's Chunky Soup to overthrow a South American dictator.  You try to do that, Donovan McNabb's mom!Ultimately, though, it's the Mullet that makes the MacGyver.  And we at Screen Junkies thought we could help drastically in the De Laurentiis clan's quest to cast the big screen MacGyver by putting several leading men through what we like to call: The MacMullet Test.See our contenders after the jump and vote for your favorite in the comments section (or feel free to suggest others).  The De Laurentiis family – and MacGyver: The Movie – need your help!

MORNING NEWS ROUNDUP
Monday, March 16 by

This morning I woke up to discover that character actor Ron Silver had died of cancer at age 62.  Silver is probably best known for his work in dramas like The West Wing, Chicago Hope and as the villain in Timecop.  But he also made one of the funniest self-deprecating turns in unaired TV show history when he played the villain – and himself – in the Ben Stiller-created, Jack Black-starring Heat Vision Jack.  See the clip after the jump. And now, the rest of the news… Sam Raimi Talks Remakes & Evil Dead 4! (IGN) Awesome Concept Art from The Goon (/Film) ex-NFL'er Michael Strahan to Follow in OJ Simpson's Path – minus the murder part. (Variety) Thoughts on SXSW screening of Bruno.  Vassup! (AICN) Exclusive I Love You, Man Clip (ComingSoon.Net)

SCREEN TEST: NAME THAT VAMPIRE!
Sunday, March 15 by

 Turn off that Depeche Mode song and listen up!  We're giving away a free Special Edition DVD or Blu-Ray copy of Twilight, hitting stores Tuesday, March 21st.  And don't give us that, "but Twilight's a chick flick" BS.  You can always win the DVD, then give it to some girl, like you did with The Notebook.  (Or if you're a girl, give it to yourself, because you deserve it.)Here's what you gotta do:1) Sign up for a ScreenJunkies account.2) Watch the clip below.3) Email feedback@screenjunkies.com with a list of ALL 20 VAMPIRE MOVIE TITLES in the order they appear in the clip. AND INCLUDE YOUR SCREEN JUNKIES USERNAME IN THE EMAIL!!! The first person to get it right will be sent his or her copy of Twilight as soon as it hits the street.

FAST & FURIOUS 5: EUROPE?
Friday, March 13 by

Earlier today, Screen Junkies attended the Fast & Furious junket in Hollywood.  We had a chance to sit down at a roundtable Q&A with most of the principal cast, including Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, as well as director Justin Lin.  Probably the juiciest tidbit of information that came out of the sit-down was the hint of where the series might go – literally – should Universal decide to manufacture an even newer model.First up was Paul Walker, who seemed laid back and comfortable to answer everything thrown at him as candidly as possible.  When asked if he was already contracted out for another installment, Walker responded:"No but I've heard it. I've heard it in the rumor mill.  Like, I've spoken with executives at Universal at this point, and they're pretty serious about it.  They know where they want it to take place. They want to do it in Europe."

PANDORUM TRAILER
Friday, March 13 by

The new trailer for the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller, Pandorum has been garnering some interest around the 'Nets, so we thought it was high time we had it here on Screen Junkies.  The film stars Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, and is schedule to open in September of 2009.   

PANDORUM
Friday, March 13 by

Director: Christian Alvart Cast: Cam Gigandet, Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Cung Le Synopsis: A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Release Date: September 4, 2009

Friday the 13th Weekend TV Preview
Friday, March 13 by

It's the 13th, it's Friday, and the moon is 91% full…Things gonna happen extra weird for you today, what with it being the second freaky friday in a row. Watch out!–dogs will be able to jump extra high, babies will stare at you, and your bike just might blow up if you try riding it.  Luckily for you, TV laughs defiantly in the wretched face of superstition, offering a no-nonsense weekend of black cat bootin,' astrology free programming of superb (and almost over!) Sci-Fi drama, robots, football, and a little methamphetamine. Take charge of your destiny this Friday the 13th, by staying the hell inside! Your preview after the break.

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.