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First look pictures of the upcoming adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road were just released.This is by far one of the creepiest books I have read in my entire life. You know Cormac McCarthy as the author of No Country For Old Men. Check em out.
I didn't hate Chris Cornell's theme for Casino Royale, but I always wondered how much better it would've been if it was done by a cheeky British guy who sounds like he's been listening to Flight of the Conchords way too much. Now, thanks to this proposed Quantum of Solace theme song, I know. The verdict: Yeah, it's kind of funny, I guess.
Put the weird name out of your head for a minute and concentrate on the fact that James Bond is back and, juding by the poster and the trailers, well armed. The story picks up where Casino Royale left off, with 007 kicking the British asses of everyone he can point a gun at.
It's kind of like The Devil Wears Prada, except it's not for complete idiots. Simon Pegg plays a fictionalized version of real-life writer Toby Young who worked his way up through the magazine ranks, getting into hilarious situations along the way.
Well, Grindhouse seems to have had at least one success, because fake trailers have become all the rage recently. Tropic Thunder is apparently chock full of them and now we have this one, which is apparently part of a viral marketing campaign for Fox's upcoming flick, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
After cutting the ol' ball and chain with Madonna, it looks like Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) is ready to deliver what looks to be a fitting addition to the aforementioned classics. The plot invovles a large sum of dirty money thats up for grabs with a laundry list of roughnecked criminals vying for their piece–only the money ends up with a drugged u
It's been a while since Guy Ritchie has made a decent movie. This one looks pretty rad. It drops October 31st.
When Kevin Smith's new Seth Rogan comedy hit the MPAA, I feel like it probably made the old ladies they use to rate movies spit out their cat food sandwiches all over their clipboards. I can only imagine the amount of cursing and obscenity that little bearded man crammed in there.
Between reading and writing comic books, Kevin Smith found time to make another movie. This one stars Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks as a couple out to make a skin flick. If the title, plot and early controversy are any indication, it should be awesome, as long as you don't have to go see it with your parents. That could get….awkward.Studio: The Weinstein Company
Books by Bret Easton Ellis that are turned into Movies can go either way. On one hand, American Psycho is just pure enjoyment. On the other hand, The Rules of Attraction is sort of annoying, although it has some great scenes. The Informers is based on a book of short stories about depressed, emotionally vapid, trust fund twentysomethings in LA.
I'm a fan of both Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott so I was a little worried when I heard that their new movie would involve them buddying up with some little kids. Well, it's more like one little black kid and McLovin. But after seeing the new trailer that just debuted, I'm more optimistic. I think there are some laughs in there, even if the whole "large vs.
Entourage works because it gives a really simple look inside the fantasy life of every man. The new season starts Sept 7th on HBO. Watch it.
I read this book back in the day and remember it being nothing short of amazing. I cannot imagine a better casting decision than Sam Rockwell for the cinematic version. He is one of the Greatest Living Actors Alive. I can't wait to see this movie.
Nothing is better at reminding you you're unemployed than daytime television programming, especially these stupid court shows. But there's something very amusing about watching Judge Judy try to save her leather ass when the whole studio starts shaking thanks to last week's earthquake. I'm actually sort of impressed that she kept it together for as long as she did.
J.J. Abrams is the first to admit that his success is all about building buzz around the monster before showing it. The fact that he has figured out Hollywood probably makes him sleep well at night. On his mattress filled with money.
There are two news stories that are really conflicting right now. One is the fact that the Dark Knight has made Elevendy Billion dollars and has continued to sell out theatres across the country. The second is that Morgan Freeman was in a car accident driving one of these:
As Screenjunkies is about to launch, we were too busy sleeping under our desks to get to Comic-Con this year. It was our loss, as there seemed to be some good news out of this year’s Nerd Fest. This is a great panel from the brains behind Pineapple Express.
Rumor has it that Mike Cera is on Obama's short list for possible VP running mates. Can you imagine how entertaining that would make our coutry?
There must not be a lot going on in Tampa this week, since the whole news team for the local Fox affiliate seems to have the time to analyze a Criss Angel stunt like it's the tape of the JFK assassination. Apparently Criss was using the demolition of a Florida hotel as a premise for one of his Mindfreak stunts.
Diddy is doing it again. Or redoing it again. I’m not sure.
They’re making a doc about Christopher Wallace, AKA Biggie Smalls. It’s due out in November of 2009 from Fox Searchlight. They have some producer video diaries on the website blog. This one is about casting the role of Biggie.
The plot revolves around Dr. Horrible (NPH) and his attempts to win over a relatively cute chick and get into an elite squad of super villains. The unfortnate part is that everyone sings the entire time. I guess I should've been expecting that, what with that name and all, but I thought they were just being cute.
I don’t know who’s idea it was to originally put famous roided-out weightlifters and fighters in movies with kids. But clearly Hollywood is not getting tired of it. Here’s how their conversations go in the pitch room, written by an undergrad film studies major.
UPDATE: The clip got pulled (shockingly) so enjoy a different wolf-related clip instead!
There are plenty of old movie monsters out there just waiting to get the reboot treatment, and it looks like ol' Wolfy is ready for his close-up. Benicio Del Toro is sporting the claws and fur, in what promises to be a much gorier than the 1941 version.
Everyone wants to (act like they are) save(ing) the world, even Luda and Tommy Lee. I’m actually very excited about this show. I’ve heard some good stories from sources that worked on it, who will remain unnamed. The premier drops Monday night on AMC at 8/7c. And remember: Knowing is Half the Battle. The other half if rapping.
There have been a whole slew of movies inspired by the success of Superbad. This seems to be yet another. But judging by the trailer, which actually had me laughing pretty hard, this one might be pretty rad. And whatever: so it's like Superbad. I bet the second guy to ever make a Kung Fu movie was called derivative, and now there’s twenty million Kung Fu films.
The entire staff of Screenjunkies would like to thank everyone for all the kind emails, phone calls, telegrams, and numerous carrier pigeons aimed at checking in on our Los Angeles Branch after the Great Earthquake of 2008.We assure you that most of our staff is ok, and the ones who are not will be missed. Even Phil the Intern.