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‘Jersey Shore’ Audition Tapes Make Me Hate Ellis Island

Thursday, January 21 by

Leonardo da Vinci and Christopher Columbus can rest easy in their graves, as The Jersey Shore season finale airs tonight. I'd like to pretend the above video of the guido cast's auditions is a eulogy for the show, but I realize the world will have to endure several more years of the pop culture "phenomenon." Wouldn't you know it, the guys talk about bangin' chicks and the girls talk about gettin' banged by guys. Normally I don't mind ill-pronounced bangin' talk, but bangin' often leads to the proliferation of a species, and I'm pretty sure spawn from The Jersey Shore folks would signal the apocalypse. (AOL)

Red Band ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Trailer Dares to Insult ‘Back to the Future II’

Thursday, January 21 by

The red band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine is here to give us a swearier/boobier look at what we've already seen. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson as the characters from The Hangover, as well as Clark Duke as a kid that looks like a koala or a young Charles Nelson Reilly. You can catch the movie in theaters on March 19th. You can also catch hepatitis from a toilet seat, which I would gladly do over watching this movie. (Coming Soon)WATCH THE NSFW TRAILER AFTER THE JUMP…

‘Clash of the Titans’ in 3D Maybe

Thursday, January 21 by

Those of you who prefer Sam Worthington to protrude unnaturally from the screen may be in luck. In the wake of Avatar's box office death-grip, Warner Bros executives are now considering converting the epic to 3D. Within the next 10 days, they will screen a few converted scenes and then make the call whether the full conversion is worth it.A possible reason for the upgrade is that DreamWorks Animation’s big kid-friendly feature How to Train Your Dragon is also releasing over the March 26th weekend. If Titans wants a bid at number one, they'll need the higher-priced tickets. But between Dragon and Avatar (which will probably still be crushing all who oppose it) will there be enough 3D screens?Like Warners, I'm not 100% on-board with the conversion. At first, it seems like a good idea to have Liam Neeson's Kraken swinging in your face. But, I don't know. It might just be too much Kraken. (THR)

‘Legion’ Actress Kate Walsh

Thursday, January 21 by

Kate Walsh was one of the many hot doctors on Grey's Anatomy until she got her own show, Private Practice, where she's the main hot doctor. She also played Drew Carey's girlfriend once, but that's gross.  A word from Kate: "Do I give off a girl-on-girl vibe? Other chicks seem to love me!"I say go with it. See what happens. If it doesn't feel right your intuition is probably wrong and you should just continue. Go with the flow of the pics after the jump.

Conan Walks From NBC with $44 Million

Thursday, January 21 by

Conan O'Brien has redefined the term "fu@% you money." Hours ago, he finalized his exit deal with the network that will pay him $32.5 million, executive producer Jeff Ross $4.5 million, and his staff $8 million. On top of that, he convinced the network to cave on their mitigation clause, meaning he can set up shop elsewhere and keep NBC's payout. Ouch. No word on whether he'll be able to bring his characters.To make matters more costly for NBC, on last night's show he announced that for the remainder of the week he will introduce “new comedy bits that aren’t so much funny as they are crazy expensive.” Much like Evan Almighty. To kick things off, O'Brien "purchased" a Bugatti Veryon, the world's most expensive car, and dressed it like a mouse while pumping "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones. Not a funny bit (but still funnier than Leno) but a very costly bit. So costly in fact that NBC has yanked it from Hulu and NBC.com for fear of paying music royalties. Luckily I decided to forego a day's worth of my exorbitant blogger pay to bring the clip to you. Enjoy! (NY Times)

AMC Greenlights Pilot for Frank Darabont’s ‘The Walking Dead’

Thursday, January 21 by

AMC told the director of The Shawshank Redemption that it's okay to make his show about zombies! Yippee! Last August we reported that Frank Darabont sold a pitch to adapt the graphic novel The Walking Dead for the small screen, and now after writing the script he's gotten the go-ahead to direct the pilot. That doesn't mean it will necessarily become a series, but if you consider the fact that Darabont will most likely make a kick-ass pilot there's a pretty good chance we'll get to witness at least one full season.The story follows a group of people, led by a small-town Kentucky Police Officer named Rick Grimes, trying to survive in a world overrun by zombies. But unlike most zombie films, the books are more character centric.It's good they decided to focus on the people who aren't rotting. A series about folks bumping into each other and eating brains would get awfully tedious and most likely cancelled after one episode. (THR)

Favreau Talks About ‘Iron Man’ Having No Secret Identity

Thursday, January 21 by

Just before the credits rolled on Iron Man, Tony Stark revealed to the world that he is indeed the armored hero. In the sequel, the filmmakers explore the effects of living in public view by likening the life of a superhero to that of a celebrity. Director Jon Favreau discussed this parallel with the Los Angeles Times: "Robert had strong points of view on these things. He was propelled quite publicly to a much more successful station and we were able to draw upon that. We were able to comment on the phenomena of celebrity as we know it today."… "It allowed us to draw upon our experiences and certainly Robert's experiences." Robert's experiences? Does that mean that we can expect to see Iron Man blow rails off hookers while wearing a Wonder Woman costume? Seems to me that's what he's hinting at. You can quote Favreau on this one you guys. (LA Times)

Finally Wear ‘Star Wars’ on Your Feet, Yo

Wednesday, January 20 by

Adidas is coming out with a new Star Wars collection of their Originals, and apparently they thought Snoop Dogg and Daft Punk were the perfect way to sell it. Now that I think about it, that IS the perfect way to sell it. This Imperial March remix will be stuck in my head for days…Try these links on and see how they feel.Holy Taco Prank Calls Noah the Intern (HolyTaco)Askmen.com's Top 99 Women of 2009 (AskMen)Kobi and Brandi Prom Pic Selling on Craigslist (TotalProSports)MySpace Girls are Like Trashier Facebook Girls (TheChive)21 Awesome Life-Sized Legos (Maxim)10 Reasons Action Stars and Children Shouldn't Play (Moviefone)'Event Horizon' as an 80s Theme Song (FilmDrunk)10 Actors Known for Their Commercials (Pajiba)Tiger Woods Spotted in Sex Rehab (CelebJihad)10 Most Perverted Characters in Movies (Unreality)8 Beatles Songs for Angry Young Men (Asylum)6 Video Game Vixens Who Should Have Given More (RegretfulMorning)Why You Should Lie at Work (MadeMan)The Secret to Jimmie Johnson's Success (AllLeftTurns)Streaker Gets Taken Down by Po-Po (NothingToxic)ManBear Part 1 (Atom)

Ryan Reynolds Vlogs in New ‘Buried’ Trailer

Wednesday, January 20 by

Director Rodrigo Cortés unveils Buried this week at Sundance and now we have a short trailer. Well, it's more of a Flip video really. Whereas most YouTube journals discuss cute boys or the tedium of schoolwork, this one gets a lot more bummerific by discussing being buried alive in Iraq with only 90 minutes to live. LOL, I guess. It's still funnier than Lisa Nova.No word yet on a wide release date but expect one soon. It seems like an interesting movie with a strong premise. Haven't we all wanted to see Ryan Reynolds in a coffin at some point? (MTV)Dig the trailer up after the jump…

Buried

Wednesday, January 20 by

DIRECTOR: Rodrigo CortésCAST: Ryan Reynolds; Ivana MiñoSYNOPSIS: Paul is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

15 Celebrities as Na’vi

Wednesday, January 20 by

We found a McDonald's Ireland site that lets you Avatarize yourself, so of course we turned celebrities into Na'vi. Enjoy the fruits of our stupidity.Whoopi GoldbergWillem DeFoeTilda SwintonMichael JacksonCarrot Top

Will Ferrell will be Conan’s Last ‘Tonight Show’ Guest

Wednesday, January 20 by

Will Ferrell helped Conan O'Brien start his run on The Tonight Show, and now he's going to help him end it. Conan will be retiring from NBC this Friday night after calling the network home for seventeen years. When Ferrell appeared on Conan's first Tonight Show episode he was carried out on stage by Egyptian slaves. This time I'm hoping he carries out a box of Molotov cocktails and him and Conan go apeshit on that shiny new studio Jeff Zucker built him. Sure, audience members might be harmed in the process, but there's nothing like a few charred tourist corpses to get your point across.Here is Conan's final guest line-up:Wednesday, Jan. 20: Adam Sandler, Joel McHale and musical guest Joss Stone Thursday, Jan. 21: Robin Williams and musical guest Barry Manilow Friday, Jan. 22: Tom Hanks, Will FerrellTom Hanks is going to be there, too?! Oh man, that place would burn to the ground. (Movieline)

‘Legion’ Actress Willa Holland

Wednesday, January 20 by

I didn't watch The O.C. and I don't watch Gossip Girl, so I had no idea who Willa Holland was until I looked up the Legion credits, but I have to say I'm awfully glad I know now. She's only 19-years-old, but in all the states that are part of the Union that's what we here at Screen Junkies like to call legal. A word from Willa: "I was at (Steven Spielberg's) house, playing with his kids."It's amazing how he'll just let anyone from off the street come in, make a sandwich, use his facilities, sleep in his bed, and play video games with his kids. He just can't be home when you do it.Check out more pics after the jump when no one else is home.

‘True Grit’ will be Released in the Heart of Awards Season

Wednesday, January 20 by

And the winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Picture is… True Grit. Oh sorry, I was future-writing again. The Coen Brother's True Grit hasn't won any awards yet (nor has it been filmed or finished casting) but Paramount is showing a lot of faith by setting the remake up for a Christmas Day release.Jeff Bridges is set to star as Rooster Cogburn, the drunken U.S. Marshal originally played by John Wayne, as he teams up with a 14-year old girl to avenge her father's murder. Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also on board as a Texas Ranger and the murderer respectively. There's a lot of talent involved here and it looks like a definite contender even this far out.Bridges has a good shot at finally winning his Oscar this year with Crazy Heart. So who knows? Maybe next year the role will bring him Oscar glory like it did for Wayne. Then he'll become a member of the back-to-back winner's club. A club that hosts Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Jason Robards, Tom Hanks, and Zac Efron. Sorry. Future-writing again. (Variety)

10 Best January Releases of All Time

Wednesday, January 20 by

We all know January movies suck. That’s why it’s so surprising and notable when a decent one gets through the first month of the year, let alone a downright good one. So maybe this is like rating the top 10 dictators less evil than Hitler, but since we’re stuck in January for another two weeks it’s at least nice to remember that there’s still hope for good movies. And I’m not talking about the Oscar movies that go wide in January or foreign movies that happen to get their U.S. release in January. I’m talking about movies intended to open in January that somehow turned out well.10. Hostel

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