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Weekend What To Watch
Friday, September 5 by

It’s a big weekend for HBO, Nick Cage, and Asian kids who like basketball.In Theatres. Bangkok Dangerous. We have Nick Cage. Sex trafficking. Thailand. Guns. What more do you need?

Habitat for Supermanity Is the Worst Charity of All Time
Friday, September 5 by

Maybe I'm not the sentimental type or maybe I just don't share the unending, fiery love for Superman that some people seem to have. Or maybe I just see how absolutely ridiculous it is for a legitimate charity to try and guilt people into donating money that will be put toward saving the house in which Superman was invented. Sorry Ronald McDonald, your house full of sick kids and their families doesn't have enough comic book history to get my money. [Warning: Ranting ahead]

MTV’s Buzzin’ Amber Alert
Friday, September 5 by

I’ve been writing recaps of the show Buzzin’ for the past month. Then one week it just didn’t show up on The MTV. The last episode that aired didn’t seem like any sort of finale. I called the Hollywood police to file a missing show report, but they didn’t seem to understand what I meant.

Michael Moore’s New Movie Will Be Free Online, Whiney
Friday, September 5 by

We're not very political here at Screenjunkies.com. The most fired up I've ever been about politics was when the boring-ass State of the Union address ran long and pushed back a brand new episode of 30 Rock.

People From The Office Are Pretty Boring When They’re Not on The Office
Thursday, September 4 by

When I know actors for one specific act or character, I don't like when they go outside of that. It's like when I saw Rodney Dangerfield as a child molesting wife beater in Natural Born Killers and a tiny bit of te magic went out of Caddyshack.

Exclusive Interview With the Guy Who Still Hasn’t Seen The Dark Knight
Thursday, September 4 by

It has made $500 million and has had praise heaped onto it from nerds, film buffs and just about anyone else with eyeballs. But I went out on a mission to find someone who still hadn't seen it. I found that man. He opted to stay anonymous, but gave me the exclusive interview. [Spoilers ahead]

Aykroyd Wants Apatow For Ghostbusters 3
Thursday, September 4 by

Rumors have abounded concerning the possible involvement of Judd Apatow in the third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. According to Dan Aykroyd the script is already being written.

Transformers 2 Featurette Has No Transformers
Thursday, September 4 by

Hey, guys! Want to watch a Nike commercial? No, wait, I mean a Walmart commercial….no, wait. It's a Transformers 2 featurette! I know, that's a super-cheesy start to a post, but I think it perfectly matches the tone of this "behind the scenes" clip that was released yesterday. If you like hearing Michael Bay sound like a jackass, then get ready to be thrilled.

New 90210 Is Just Plain Horrible
Wednesday, September 3 by

Wow, the new 90210 is really bad. I mean REALLY bad. It does one of the things that bothers me the most about bad ‘funny’ writing:  it makes the assumption that a bunch of little jokes are going to add up to make something that’s funny as a whole. Furthermore, everything they do is borrowed from another show. You just can’t pick and chose from other titles and end up with a good product.

Bonus Features: Wednesday Hump Dump
Wednesday, September 3 by

Hey, here's a Star Wars parody to brighten up your afternoon. It's better than all three Rush Hours combined. Oh, and if you're planning out your TV-watching schedule tonight, you should put FX's Son's of Anarchy on your short list. I watched the first episode and it's extremely fun.

Hey Look, That Guy Has a Crappy Tarzan Movie!
Wednesday, September 3 by

I hope little Shia's terrible CG performance in the last Indiana Jones movie hasn't soured you too badly on vine swinging, because you're going to have a whole movie full of Tarzan to deal with.

Cheech and Chong Have the Most Depressing Myspace Photos Ever
Wednesday, September 3 by

Since every hacky movie writer in the world had to go comparing the duo from Pineapple Express to them, Cheech and Chong are back and trying to squeeze some pesos out of the deal by going on myspace. Apparently, part of their plan was to take some of the worst photos of all time. I can just hear the photog now telling them to act as much like gay, Mexican mummies as possible.

Samuel L. Jackson: Where Are The Tits?
Wednesday, September 3 by

It’s always good fun when an actor has a moment of clarity and realizes that sometimes the movie world that they live in is not…um…real. In this case, Samuel L. Jackson, a man known for chaining Christina Ricci to a space heater while playing electric guitar in a power outage is calling out Lakeview Terrace for its lack of full frontal.

Dickhead Director Of The Day: David Fincher
Tuesday, September 2 by

It hit the wires today that there has been a little scandal surrounding The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Apparently director David Fincher does not want to pare down his cut, which is clocking in at 17 hours and 32 minutes.

Bonus Features: Post-Labor Day Links
Tuesday, September 2 by

Hey, you know what's not funny? The fact that it's Tuesday, but to you, it feels like a Monday. We all had a three day weekend, so there's a good chance many of us accidentally thought today was Monday, but then we corrected ourselves. We didn't feel the need to tell everyone several times and then ask, "How funny is that?" It's not funny at all.

The Curse of Poltergeist To Kill Again
Tuesday, September 2 by

My young, formative brain was totally freaked the fuck out by the original Poltergeist.  It’s a genuinely creepy movie. But what’s more creepy is the supposed ‘curse’ that has followed the franchise throughout the making of all three films.  Four of the actors involved in the films died over the period of six years.

Gremlins 2 Mash-Up Takes On Batman, The Exorcist and More
Tuesday, September 2 by

I'm a sucker for these movie mash-up things. Often, they're pretty funny and, since I'm only a little better than a chimp would be at video editing, they're really impressive. Before you go complaining that the effects aren't perfect, take into consideration that this whole thing was done in a basement by one person. One creative, but very lonely person.

Don LaFontaine, the Movie Trailer Voice Guy, Dead at 68
Tuesday, September 2 by

If you're a big fan of cheesy movie trailers, then this is probably a sad day for you. Don LaFontaine died of what is said to be complications from pneumothorax. However, if you have a really deep voice and you can say "In a world…" in a really serious way, then this might be the day you've been waiting for.

Brett Ratner Wants to Rip Off The Wizard For a Guitar Hero Movie
Friday, August 29 by

There are plenty of reasons not to like Brett Ratner. Everything from his appearance on Entourage to his huge stockpile of incredibly shitty, but bafflingly profitable movies (X-Men 3, all of the Rush Hours) seems to scream, "I'm what makes people hate Hollywood." Well, Brett told MTV that he wants to make a Guitar Hero movie, and his proposed plot is every bit as horrific as you would think.

Watch This Shield Retrospective or Deal With Vic Mackey
Friday, August 29 by

Sometimes, when shows get a lof hype, I'm really disappointed by them (Battlestar Galactica, I'm looking in your direction), but for six seasons, The Shield has been consistently kick-ass. This retrospective video is like a walk down memory lane, only instead of just walking straight, it stops to beat the crap out of a bunch of criminals along the way.

Humboldt County Trailer
Thursday, August 28 by

FINALLY, a serious movie about smoking weed. I mean it’s great that we have the Seth Rogans and the Harold and Kumars to remind us that ganja is hilarious. But there is a HUGE gap of movies that give the sticky icky the dramatic treatment it deserves. Kudos to these people.

The Dark Knight Trailer Done By Little Kids
Thursday, August 28 by

When I was a little kid and I had summer vacation, I spent most of my days wandering around the house, waiting for The Price Is Right to come on and searching for any porno my dad my have left sitting around. Apparently these little go-getters had a little more ambition because they put together a pretty impressive version of the Dark Knight trailer.

Facebook The Movie. The Shitty, Shitty Movie.
Wednesday, August 27 by

It always amazes me how excited people get about social networking sites, and then at some point just decide that they are totally lame. Like do you kids remember Friendster? Back in 2002 I was all OVER that shit. Then Myspace came along and had more hot young girls. And at some point, people just all abandoned that ship and headed to facebook.

Full Version of Rain of Madness Free on iTunes, Maggot
Wednesday, August 27 by

Just in case you didn't get enough fake, jungle action when you saw Tropic Thunder in the theater, you can go check out the full, half-hour long Rain of Madness documentary for free from the iTunes store.

Director of Babylon A.D. Says Screw Babylon A.D.
Wednesday, August 27 by

You know it’s never a good thing when people try to ‘distance’ themselves from something. Like how people tried to ‘distance’ themselves from the Titanic or the Hindenburg, or how people step on landmines and get 'distanced' from their feet.

HBO Wusses Out on Preacher Series
Wednesday, August 27 by

Admittedly, I'm not a huge comic nerd, but there are some titles that I'm pretty fond of. Preacher is definitely one of them, which is why it makes me kind of sad that the planned HBO series based on the comics has died a painful death before it ever had a chance to live. The good news is, that we didn't end up with some toned-down version of an epicly violent story.

Kristen Bell’s Voice to Star in Astro Boy
Wednesday, August 27 by

For the most part, I hate animated movies, especially when they waste an amazingly hot chick doing voice acting for them. But, Kristen Bell has reportedly agreed to be the lead female part in Astro Boy, which is apparently a story about a creepy-looking, Japanese robot boy who flies around weirding everyone out with his enormous eyes and metal underpants. Hot pictures of Kristen to counteract the nerdiness after the break.

Transporter 3 Trailer
Monday, August 25 by

When I saw the first Transporter, I didn’t think that they would ever get to a number three. At least not one that made it all the way to theatres and had the same main character. Either way, I’ll see it because I like to watch Jason Statham break stuff. It’s rad. Drops Nov. 26th.

6 Reasons We Should All Be Glad the Olympics Are Over
Monday, August 25 by

With last night's closing ceremonies, the 2008 Beijing Olympics closed out one of the highest rated TV events in the history of the idiot box. We're all guilty of watching at least some of it, but now it's time to get back to business as usual. That business, of course, is not giving a crap about anything even remotely Olympics related.

Video of RockNRolla’s Opening Credits Doesn’t Suck
Monday, August 25 by

Reviews of Guy Ritchie's upcoming Brit crime flick are already sneaking out, but I'm refusing to read them. I'm convinced this movie is going to be his return to form and that it is possible to go back to being awesome, even after Madonna has been sucking the life out of you for the past few years. And I don't mean suck in the totally awesome way.