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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Nina Dobrev Into ‘Deathgames’

Tuesday, May 25 by

So much attitude, the lot of 'em. That headline was like catnip for masochists. Nina Dobrev, a.k.a the lead hot chick on "The Vampire Diaries," has signed on to play Kellan Lutz's wife in Deathgames. James Remar, who plays Dexter's father on "Dexter,” and Derek Mears, Jason in the Friday the 13th remake, also have been cast in the movie. Samuel L. Jackson got into the mix early.The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Jackson.So it's like that Gamer movie where Dexter from "Dexter" played the bad guy and Gerard Butler played Kellan Lutz. I say they scrap the original concept and pit Nina and Kellan against each other in a who's prettier contest. Winner gets the title of Queen McSassypants and Sam Jackson's respect. Kellan, I'm already printing up your sash. (THR)

Leaked ‘Deathly Hallows’ Pics Show Middle-Aged Harry Potter

Tuesday, May 25 by

The above photos leaked from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows show how the filmmakers intend to handle the scenes that involve an older Harry and Ginny Weasley. As you can see, Daniel Radcliffe is made up to look like a suburban dad whose nagging wife clearly isn't meeting his needs. You just know that one day he's gonna rail off and Avada Kedavra her ass and try to make it look like a boating accident.The pictures are kind of murky but you can get a better look after the jump…

Bruckheimer Straps In For ‘Lightspeed’

Tuesday, May 25 by

Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney have just paid low-seven figures against $3.5 million for a pitch from Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii called Lightspeed. What the hell is that? I'm not familiar with that videogame and/or boardgame. What is this a remake of?? Oh. It's an "original" idea?? People still have those?Story centers on a young pilot who makes the Earth Interstellar Racing Team and must take his ship on a perilous journey across the galaxy on the brink of war. Bruckheimer envisions the project as a live-action and potentially 3D pic.Haha. Good one, Variety. "Potentially 3D pic."

‘David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer’ DVD Review

Tuesday, May 25 by

Being offensive is not necessarily funny. Just ask Carlo Mencia. But a truly skilled comedian can make you laugh at the most appalling things. And when it comes to walking the fine line between witty and revolting, few are more skilled than David Cross.Just imagine Jerry Seinfeld telling a joke about Martin Luther King Jr. and a vanity license plate that reads "NGR LVR." Or try to picture Jay Leno doing a bit where a deaf man tells Jew jokes to a delighted audience, only to be shouted down as "an anti-Semitic deaf f**k." David Cross not only gets away with these jokes without offending, but somehow he leaves you wanting more.MORE AFTER THE JUMP.

‘Survival of the Dead’ Actress Kathleen Munroe

Tuesday, May 25 by

Kathleen Munroe is best known for the role of Annabelle Banks in the television series "Beautiful People." She's also appeared in "Without a Trace," "Cold Case," and "CSI:NY," so she's basically an expert on procedurial dramas.  A word from Kathleen: Apparently she hasn't ever said anything. At least nothing that I could find in my "extensive" search. More pics of mute Kathleen after the jump.

Sam Mendes Taking On iPhone Commercials

Tuesday, May 25 by

Spread your apps for Papa.Sam Mendes is transitioning from directing Academy Award winning movies such as American Beauty to directing commercials for Apple's new iPhone. He's currently shooting this week for commercials that will air after Steve Jobs announces the new "gimme gimme!" device on June 7th. According to Engadget, the series of commercials are being referred to internally as the Mammoth / N90:A trusted source has confirmed to us that the ads will feature at least one spot where a mother and daughter are having a video chat conversation using the new front-facing camera that’s been spied on the face of that iPhone floating around Vietnam and Northern California.Mendes joins the ranks of David Fincher, Ridley Scott, and Errol Morris, who have all directed commercials for Apple. I'm not saying Apple is extorting these talented helmers, but is it so hard to believe that Fincher and Scott didn't properly dispose of a production assistant's body in the past? Steve Jobs has eyes and ears everywhere… **Puts on tin foil hat. Smears Cheetos dust on video chat camera** (/Film)

Michael Bay Whips Out ‘Gideon’s Sword’

Tuesday, May 25 by

Techno-thriller. Shut up.Michael Bay is pulling out a different sword for a change. Paramount has optioned the upcoming novel "Gideon's Sword," for Bay to produce. The novel, gang-banged by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, is the first techno-thriller in a series centering around the ridiculously-named character Gideon Crew. Sounds like a name Sylvester Stallone would use to check into hotel rooms. No word yet on what the plot entails beyond the "techno-thriller" description, which sadly means I didn't get to Photoshop Michael Bay pointing his glock at LARPers. We're all kinda sad about that here at Screen Junkies HQ. (Variety)

10 Movies That Make Real Men Cry

Tuesday, May 25 by

Real men shouldn’t cry during movies…or ever. And if they do, they’re not likely to air it out in the open. In the few instances that they do, the tears are induced by one of three things: sports, a best friend, or a love for their country. The following are movies dealing with a few such themes that have a tendency to make real men lose it: BRIAN'S SONG

Brendan Fraser Won’t Take Another ‘Journey To The Center Of The Earth’

Tuesday, May 25 by

Brendan Fraser's spelunking days may be behind him. Deadline reports that a Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D sequel is moving forward without Fraser. Josh Hutcherson, his co-star from the original, will be taking over the lead.Fraser reportedly dropped out of the project when his top choice to direct, Eric Brevig, was passed over after he couldn't free up his Yogi Bear schedule. New Line and Walden Media got antsy, and brought in Brad Peyton, the director of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. And with that Brendan Fraser was out. For years we've wondered if the man who appeared in Furry Vengeance, GI Joe, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Bedazzled, Dudley Do-Right, Monkeybone, and various Pauly Shore movies had a line. Apparently that line is Cats & Dogs. Reading between the lines, Fraser obviously doesn't believe a gay actor is capable of playing a talking cat. Cue the outrage!

Quentin Tarantino Scouting Locations for Vampire Film?

Tuesday, May 25 by

Is Quentin Tarantino scouting Eastern European locations for a possible vampire film? If unsubstantiated stories running in two different Romanian tabloids are to be believed (which they almost certainly should be), then the answer is a resounding "yes."According to Dread Central, said tabloids are reporting that Tarantino will soon be in Vienna, a gateway to Eastern European travel, in order to inspect various castles for use in a Dracula project. Again, this is little more than a rumor, and Tarantino could be visiting as nothing more than a tourist, or perhaps even a sex tourist. Who's to say? But given that it's 3:00 AM, and I have one last article to publish before I can go to bed, I choose to believe that this story has legs.

Dominic Cooper to Play Iron Man’s Dad in ‘Captain America’

Tuesday, May 25 by

First Showing is reporting that Dominic Cooper has has been brought on to play Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in the upcoming film, Captain America: The First Avenger. Cooper will play a much younger version of the character than was briefly seen in Iron Man 1 and 2.According to my vast knowledge base of comic related information (a.k.a. wikipedia), Howard Stark is a millionaire inventor and the founder of Stark Industries, a weapons company that came to prominence during World War II. Like his son Tony, Howard is a brilliant but flawed character who battles with alcoholism.The character of Howard Stark is supposedly based on eccentric aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. I'm assuming that Cooper has already begun hording jars of his own precious urine in order to get into character.

‘The Human Centipede’ 80′s Style Arcade Game

Monday, May 24 by

What could be more fun than a movie about a mad doctor surgically attaching people, anus-to-mouth, in a sadistic human daisy chain? Absolutely nothing! But one thing comes close.Behold, The Human Centipede 80's style arcade game from I-Mockery! It's all the fun of the ATM masterpiece merged with the Atari classic, Centipede.Your goal is to shoot all the revolting human centipedes before they reach you, but watch out for cops! The law doesn't take kindly to improvised surgical experimentation. Fascists. (MovieLine)Play The Human Centipede 80's style arcade game after the jump.

Watch as J.J. Abrams Claims ‘LOST’ Doesn’t Have to Do With Purgatory

Monday, May 24 by

Back in 2005, at a Paleyfest panel, J.J. Abrams answered a question about "LOST" and it's affiliation with purgatory. His answer might surprise you if you take issue with liars. (Vulture)These links don't break promises.Kimmel's 'LOST' Alternate Endings (TVSquad)Teen Wolf Packs Are Taking Over High Schools (Asylum)Say Goodbye to the Cougar Trend (PopEater)25 Hot Arizona Girls (HolyTaco)Captain America Has a Burrito In His Pants (FilmDrunk)Russian Mario Propaganda (Unreality)Emma the Nude Amish Model (BroBible)Ultimate College Movie Frat House (Maxim)ESPN's Michelle Beadle Enjoys Her Hot Dog (TotalProSports)A Day in the Life of Todd Duffee (CagePotato)Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her Bikini Body (CelebJihad)17 Very Scary Signs (Smosh)The Science of Sex (Pajiba)The Invisible Man (Atom)Eat Healthy With Burgers & Beer (MadeMan)

Old Men Will Box in ‘Grudge Match’

Monday, May 24 by

Warner Bros. has touched gloves with Tim Kelleher, picking up his pitch Grudge Match. Hey THR, bring that beat in:"Grudge," which seeks to evoke the tone of the 2000 Warners movie "Space Cowboys," revolves around retired boxers Billy "The Kid" McGuigan and Henry "Razor" Sharp, lifelong bitter rivals who are coaxed out of retirement and into the ring for one final grudge match — 50 years after their last title fight. Buuuuuuh? In an economy where studio execs are spitting in the faces of writers who act out elaborate pitches for high concept, commercial movies, Warner Bros. has gone ahead and scooped up Space Cowboys with boxers? Someone's something is in someone elses mouth. The icing on the cake is Kelleher has written for "In Living Color," "The Arsenio Hall Show," and the 1996 Sinbad classic First Kid. He wrote a Sinbad movie 14 years ago and he just sold a pitch to a real studio about elderly man scuffles! Looks like I'm putting my sci-fi epic in a drawer and going back to my passion project Incontinence Lullaby.

‘Twilight’ Spoof Movie Gets Release Date. What Took So Long?

Monday, May 24 by

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have been strangely silent on the topic of Twilight. I'd have thought we'd see Kim Kardashian mumbling about how important her virginity is to her by now (between giggles of course), but oddly this has not happened. Wait a tick!It's just been announced that Untitled Vampire Spoof Movie has been given an August 18th release date. That's a pretty fast turnaround. Hopefully, the film will have the nuance we've come to expect from the makers of Disaster Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Meet the Spartans. Or at the very least, Judah Friedlander taking his shirt off and morphing into a wolf that pees on people and things. (JoBlo)

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