30. POLICE SPINNERMake/Model: Mead VTOL aerodyneBlade Runner’s celebrated production designer, Syd Mead, came up with the concept of the spinner, a flying car with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. Designer Mead has described the spinner as an aerodyne – a vehicle which directs air downward to create lift, though press kits for the film stated that the spinner was propelled by three engines: "conventional internal combustion, jet and anti-gravity". We recommend test driving one as long as you bring your Vangelis tunes to pump over the stereo. 29. MARCIE'S LAMBORGHINI
35. WALT'S GRAN TORINOMake/Model: 1972 Ford Gran Torino The car isn’t actually driven all that much in Eastwood's Gran Torino, but it’s the impetus for one of 2008’s best offerings when Walt Kowalski’s Gran Torino becomes the prize in an initiation for a neighborhood gang made up of Hmong kids. The car is a tough old relic, whose engine growls sound a lot like Eastwood’s character every time he opens his mouth. The car spits out a lot fewer racial epithets, though. 34. FREDDY'S CADILLAC
In honor of Fast & Furious, opening this Friday, Screen Junkies wanted to take a joy ride down memory lane and pay homage to what we think are the most memorable automobiles ever put on film. To make this list, you didn't have to be the fastest; you didn't have to be the coolest. Hell, you didn't always have to work. But personality gets the most mileage, and these forty vehicles have enough personality to drive forever. Screen Junkies presents… The Top 40 Cars From Feature Films! 40. THE VW TRANSPORTER
According to MTV's Movie Blog, David Cronenberg is looking to do a sequel to 2007's Eastern Promises. In the original, Viggo Mortensen played a Russian gangster who was actually a spy for British Intel, and, as much as some may try to forget, many will vividly recall the now-famous scene in which Viggo's character teamed up with his exposed genitalia to battle a would-be assassin in a sauna. No reports as to whether or not the pair will link up again in the sequel, but speculation has begun… and Screen Junkies has the exclusive comic book adaptation of the speculation. Click to enlarge.
Further evidence that TV never dissapoints: Tonight's offering includes a Heroes trip to Mexico (Spring Break woooo), a delousing of Jack Bauer (who's now got nothing to lose), and an important history lesson on awesomely brutal Roman war tactics (Caesar-style). Only complaint: not in 3D (3D rocks). Your preview after (the break).
According to Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider, "Emily Browning (The Uninvited) will replace Amanda Seyfried in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch for Warner Bros. You may remember Emily as "Violet" in 2004's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. She'll be playing "Baby Doll," an "insane asylum inmate who loses herself in a fantasy world where she dreams about escaping with her fellow inmates."
WIN A SET OF SIGNED LOBBY CARDS FROM THE FILM!This Friday, Roadside Attractions' Alien Trespass opens. It stars Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird and Robert Lauria*, and is a loving homage to classic sci-fi filmmaking. Screen Junkies and Roadside Attractions are extending the love to you by GIVING AWAY TWO SETS OF ALIEN TRESPASS LOBBY CARDS. Each set comes with 8 cards. One of the sets is signed by Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Dan Lauria and director R.W. Goodwin!
Today, X-Men Films posted eight high-res images from Fox's upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opening May 1st. I'm just going to shut up and let you look at the pretty pictures. See all of the others after the jump.
Well, it was a short but fun run, that Eastbound & Down. The ballad of Kenny Powers was pretty much like a three hour-long movie broken up and strung out over six weeks. And like a good three-hour movie, it's bound to have a deleted scene or two, because anyone who attempts to make a three hour movie realizes at some point they have to cut something. Also, this is TV, so it has something called a time slot. Wait. It's not TV. It's HBO. Watch the deleted scene from this not-TV show or else, in the words of Kenny Powers, "You're f**kin' out!" It's after the jump.
Well, chaiwallahs, the submissions have been collected and the judges have spoken. The winner of Slumdog Millionaire on DVD or Blu-Ray is the user known as Novakane, whose comment, "The Corn? I ate it. Why?" tickled enough people's funny bones to take the prize.
According to Variety, Emma Stone of Superbad and (less so) House Bunny fame is looking to get a little naughty in her next role. The comedy entitled "Easy A" is a modern, high school-set retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Stone will play a student who sees her life paralleling Hawthorne's heroine Hester Prynne after she pretends to be the school slut in hopes she'll benefit from the notion she's promiscuous. I've never known anyone who hasn't benefited from loose sexual morals, especially in high school, but something tells me this movie is going to stress the counter-point. I guess I can't really blame the studio execs for choosing the high-ground, even though a herpes epidemic would be one hell of a marketing campaign. Now that's exposure money can't buy! (Rimshot!) Check out some photos of Emma after the jump.
Saw the 3-D trailer for this play in front of Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. Even without the 3-D, Up looks multi-dimensional. See, that's what I'd be saying if I were brainstorming in a marketing meeting. But since I'm sitting at home in my boxers typing this, I'm just going to say that I can't wait for Up in the same way I can't wait to take a shower. And I reek of last night's indiscretions. You don't have to wait until I shower to watch the ALL NEW CLIPS of Up. After the jump!
In a conversation with MTV about his upcoming Year One, writer-director Harold Ramis let loose some ectoplasmic bites of information on what we can expect from the new Ghostbusters movie. According to Ramis:"[Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and all the other core members from the original] are going to be in it in different kinds of roles," Ramis said. "We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters."No announcements as to who those apprentices will be, but MTV surmised that with Judd Apatow producing, young comic stars like Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd could take part.
Julie Taymor, the director of the $40 million Spider-Man Broadway show, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is keeping mum about the production, but is telling the press to not call it a musical, and to instead refer to it as "a circus rock n' roll drama. Whatever. It has music and lyrics by U2, is being directed by the same person behind Broadway's The Lion King, and is being shown in a Broadway theater. It's a musical. But the big question remains. WHO WILL PLAY SPIDER-MAN? click to enlarge comic page.
Director: Rob ZombieCast: Maloclm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Brad Dourif, Danielle HarrisSynopsis: Rob Zombie returns to direct this follow-up sequel to his remake of John Carpenter’s horror franchise about a psychopathic mass murderer name Michael Myers.Rating:n/aRelease Date: August 28, 2009
Padma Lakshmi, she of TV's Top Chef and Salman Rusdie-marrying fame, has apparently become the spokesmodel for Hardee's Bacon Western Thickburger, which is going to make a lot of men happy and a lot of normal women hate themselves more than they already do. In her new commercial, Padma sits on the stoop of an NYC brownstone and proceeds to eat the beefy burger in ways that would make a a devout Hindu eunuch sport wood. See the full commercial – and more pics of Padma – after the jump. And if you're a normal woman hating yourself right now, don't feel too bad. I'm sure Padma had her seven personal trainers with spit buckets standing just off-camera for the entire shoot.
Even though there's a hole in our hearts that BSG used to fill, there's plenty of excellent TV packing your weekend schedule with a wdie array of entertainment ranging from Jackass inspired hillbillies to a 'King Baby.' New episodes of Friday Night Lights, Terminator:TSCC, and Breaking Bad are on their regular schedule, with the series premiere of the Thrillbillies and some stand-up hilarity from Mr. Jim Gaffigan on Comedy Central. So quit moping about the end of Battlestar and go get obsessed with any or all these termendous shows! Your preview after the break.
A new TV spot for Angels & Demons, the follow-up film for Ron Howard and his Da Vinci code crew, is up on the 'nets. Admittedly, this is shaping up to be more exciting than its cinematic predecessor. Pretty action-packed stuff. I'm mostly just glad that stories about the Catholic church's coverups of indiscretions are straying from the tired molestation angle and getting back to the mass murder thing . Check out the clip after the jump.
After verbally fellating the Where the Wild Things Are trailer the other day, I've had a chance to sit down and digest what made it work so well. And I've come to the conclusion that it owes a lot to the Arcade Fire song featured in it. Don't get me wrong; the movie looks fantastic. But I'm sure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze would have looked a lot more profound had its trailer featured the Arcade Fire. What's that, you say? You want to see it to believe it? Oh. Okay. Here: But to be fair, we also have to test out the opposite, with music from TMNT 2 laid over the Wild Things trailer. See the film in a whole new light after the jump.
Director: Todd Phillips Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Mike Tyson, Heather Graham, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong Synopsis: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Release Date: June 5, 2009
May 8th, El Futuro Comienza. Five international posters for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek have hit the internet. This is one. Check out the other ones after the jump. If you do not, then the Romulans have won.
Director: Brad Silberling Cast: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride, Pollyanna McIntosh, Michael Papajohn Synopsis: Three adults inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak. Release Date: June 5, 2009
Director: Kevin MacDonald Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Robin Wright Penn Synopsis: Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress. Release Date: April 17, 2009
Director: Jody Hill Cast: Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael Peña Synopsis: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. Release Date: April 10, 2009
Director: James Wong Cast: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum, Randall Duk Kim, Yun-Fat Chow Synopsis: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. Release Date: April 8, 2009
Director: Peter Cornwell Cast: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan Synopsis: After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out not be quite what they thought… Release Date: March 27, 2009
Well, whether you like it or not, the Osbournes are back…with a variety show on FOX. Pretty random, and dare I say unecessary? Check out the the fam tonight as they guest on Jimmy Kimmel. Other than that, it's another solid Thursday night of comedy with The Office and 30 Rock. Your preview after the break.
The trailer for the Ang Lee-directed, Demitri Martin-starring Taking Woodstock is online. The trailer features the likes of Emile Hirsch doing his best Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July… … and also Liev Schreiber, who looks a lot like Samantha Morton when he wears women's clothing and lets his hair down. But it's not as uncanny as Shelley Duvall and Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho…Check out the full trailer, along with a very important introduction by Demitri Martin after the jump.