Monday, June 22 by

It's no secret that Screen Junkies loves Michael Bay, and to celebrate the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we're calling this week BAYWATCH.  Every day for the next five days, there will be a new feature dedicated to Michael Bay, the man, the myth, the pyromaniac. Kicking off the week is a look back at Bay's earlier work. Before the Boom (and Bad Boys)… there was the music.  Michael Bay made his reputation on making music artists look really frickin' cool based on the aesthetic standards of the day.  Bay's work was dramatic.  It was gorgeous.  And it single-handedly supported Hollywood's "lens mist filter" and silk drapery industries for years.Here are our favorites, in chronological order. Richard Marx's "Angelia" (1989)


Sunday, June 21 by

If you're the fan of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, you know that he's been doing his all to have a Saved by the Bell reunion on his show. He even got the real Zack Morris to stop by. Now IMDB reports that Tiffani Thiessen aka Kelly Kapowski stands as the lone castmember not on-board with Fallon's ratings ploy. Citing that "a reunion would remind audiences she hasn't done anything for years." Hmmm… maybe she could host a late night talk show.  Sony won't play Moneyball. (/Film)The Expendables will be wearing kid gloves. (First Showing) Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland concept art. (Empire) Pixar scratches one off a young girl's Bucket List. (Cinematical) Danny Devito talks to the animals. (Cinema Blend) Megan Fox forced to read. (The Playlist)

World’s Greatest Dad

Saturday, June 20 by

Director: Bob GoldthwaitCast: Robin Williams, Tom Kenny, Bruce Hornsby (?!?!?)Synopsis: A comedy about a writer/high school teacher who learns that the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy, and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone.


Saturday, June 20 by

Above is the new trailer for World's Greatest Dad, directed by none other than comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (forever my favorite Police Academy 'new recruit') and starring Robin Williams as a washed up writer teaching high school English and trying to raise a kid on his own.  The trailer makes the movie look pretty promising, with Williams taking the family comedy route he's treaded so many times before but then veering off a cliff and careening into the dark world of vagina jokes.  As you can see, metaphors aren't my forté. Dare I say that Robin Williams is back?  I dare.

’2012′ TRAILER

Friday, June 19 by


Friday, June 19 by

Trailer for 2012 – Watch more Funny VideosRoland Emmerich and Michael Bay should have an explosion war.  Both of them get a sick kick out of blowing up monuments, landmarks, and national treasures.  In fact, they even blow up the same icons in several different movies.  Why not just go back in time and punch Betsey Ross in the kidney while she's sewing the stars and stripes on the American Flag?  Or better yet, have the Red Coats crash a tidal wave down on top of her. Maybe Emmerich can work that into a redux of the The Patriot.  Until then, we can watch John Cusack and a motley cast of other recognizable faces outrun the end of the world much like the characters do in The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day.


Friday, June 19 by

Today we received this outtake of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert whipping sh*t on each other in between takes of their old show, "Siskel & Ebert At The Movies."  I'd date this clip from about 1987, given that they're trying to get through an intro about Robocop.  But they don't get through it because Siskel flubs a line.  Then Ebert makes fun of Siskel's tongue-tied delivery, and then Siskel unleashes a merciless stream of fat jokes.  C'mon Siskel.  Fat jokes are a low blow.  Then again, so is brain cancer.  Good one, God.  Hilarious…[Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "James S." for the tip.]Top Links of the Day: Theresa Graziadai IS HOT and Really Likes Washing Old Cars (GorillaMask)The 7 Stages Of First-Time Sex With Someone (HolyTaco)Zombies As Liberal Parable?  Really? (FilmDrunk)The 200 Sexiest Female Athletes Of All Time (Manofest)Finally, A Golf Club That You Can Pee Into (Walyou)An Great Interview With The Writer Of The Proposal.  We're f**ing serious! (Pajiba)6 Valuable Ways Science Reuses Human Waste (Cracked)14 Awesome Father's Day iPhone Apps (CoedMagazine)A Really Hard Kick To The Head = A Very Quick Knockout (CagePotato)Harsh Reviews Of Legendary Movies (UnrealityMag)Did Sodom Really Exist? (Asylum)Apparently They Show Crowd Fights At Baseball Games On TV In Canada (BustedCoverage)Philadelphians Don't Let Swarms Of Bees Bother Them (Uncoached)8 Ass-Kicking Explosions From Movies (RegretfulMorning)The 5 Most Over The Top Nic Cage Peformances (BachelorGuy)Tony Romo Plans On Stepping Up In 2009 (MoondogSports)What Happens When Someone Doesn't Understand Twitter (Elevator)Women In Lingerie Ride Rollercoasters (NothingToxic)More Big Budget Movies Based On Childhood Toys (AtomFilms)Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty Join Forces? (Filmofilia)


Friday, June 19 by

Director: Roland EmmerichCast: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson Synopsis: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors


Friday, June 19 by

 Teen Wolf, the family-friendly cautionary tale from the 80s, could be informing a new generation of pubescents about the perils of hairy palms.  Or rather, the totally awesome benefits.  According to, Warner Brothers is currently out to writers to update the 1985 hit starring Alex P. Keaton, a.k.a. The Fox.  Apparently the execs aren't certain which way they're going to go tonally.  We've already seen the high-concept comedy version, so I say they deliver a dark melodrama.  Drugs, sex, violence, and attempted suicide.  It'll be like a Bret Easton Ellis novel, but with fur. 


Friday, June 19 by

  By Mike Hammer We love our dad. It’s a shame people have to get old and put in facilities where they can be properly cared for. At 43, we simply felt he just wasn’t pulling his weight…and besides…detox is something NOBODY has to be ashamed of anymore. With dad in isolation and Father’s Day coming up we thought we’d relive some of our most heart-wrencing, tender and sometimes hilarious father/son conversations…from the movies. To be honest our real conversations were kind of creepy. Here are the best from the big screen:


Friday, June 19 by

News hit the web yesterday that shook us to our very core. Michael Bay is quitting the explosions game in favor of smaller, divergent films. When the news hit, I dropped to my knees and blindly fired round upon round into the sky whilst screaming (killing four seagulls). As police loaded me into the back of a cruiser, I wondered how could this be? Why would he leave us?? That night in prison I wept.Luckily, the director responded on his forum, "Love press how they spin. Never said it – just wanted a vacation is more to the point." In celebration of this good news, I have dropped to my knees and blindly fired round upon round into the sky whilst screaming. Oh, happy day!! Zombie killing looks fun in Zombieland trailer. (Apple) Tony Scott will tell Sonny Barger's story. (First Showing) Zack Galifianakis in Bored to Death teaser. (The Playlist) Fans chase Robert Pattinson into oncoming traffic. (Cinema Blend) Let's hope Unbreakable 2 doesn't suck. (MTV) Oldboy might not be butchered thanks to lawyers. (/Film) 


Thursday, June 18 by

 Those two crazy cats are at it again.  Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have decided to bring Ethan Hunt back for a fourth round of explosions, high-wire acts, and elaborate MacGuffins.  According to Variety, Sumner Redstone and Cruise are in the process of mending fences so they can play in the same Paramount sandbox again.  It's amazing how the prospect of money heals all wounds.  As far as Abrams' involvement, he's not attached to direct this installment of M.I. because he's working on a kickass sequel to his kickass Star Trek reboot.  But hopefully soon enough we'll again be hearing Cruise scream "Red light! Green light!" as specks of spittle fly from his mouth. 


Thursday, June 18 by

The trailer for The Stepfather remake (or is it reimagining?) hit the web today, and it sets a tone not unlike other horror/slasher movie trailers.  Expect quick cuts and flash frames to raise the tension, and Amber Heard in a bikini to raise, well…  The film basically follows the premise of the original except this time the kid is a boy, he has younger siblings, and his soon-to-be stepfather is the guy from Nip/Tick and not the guy from Lost.  Oh, and Amber Heard is in a bikini.Today's Top Links:   Melissa Rogers At Work And Play (GorillaMask) 8 More Accurate College Mascots (HolyTaco) Adam Sandler In More Fake Movies (FilmDrunk) The 10 Dumbest Moments In Wheel Of Fortune History (Manofest) The Most Badass Toothbrush Travel Case Ever (Walyou) A Bride Of Frankenstein Remake Might Happen (Pajiba) 5 Celebrity Careers Launched By Ethnic Makeovers (Cracked) Guide To The Girls Of Summer '09 (CoedMagazine) Diego Sanchez Talks About Getting A Title Shot (CagePotato) Pixely Awesome Videogame Blankets (UnrealityMag) Obama And Other Dudes Awesome Enough To Kill Flies (Asylum) Tim Tebow Is A Fan Of The Olive Garden (BustedCoverage) 5 Funny Movie Characters Who Are Unintelligible (Uncoached) 8 Inventions From The Year 2019 (RegretfulMorning) Father's Day Gifts: Food And Drink Edition (BachelorGuy) 2009-2010 College Football Bowl Schedule (MoondogSports) Nascar-Themed Summer Blockbusters (AllLeftTurns)  

David Goyer Talks ‘Flashforward’

Thursday, June 18 by

 The Futon Critic snagged a great interview with David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producers on the new ABC sci-fi/drama FlashForward.  In it they discuss the confusion over the show's labeled genre, the difficulties of writing a serialized show for today's viewers, and the mysterious date of April 29, 2010, the day the characters experienced their flash forwards.  If you're not aware of the show's premise, basically when a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman, and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled.  Read the interview in full by clicking on Goyer's delightful smile below.

The Stepfather (2009)

Thursday, June 18 by

Director: Nelson McCormickCast: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Amber HeardSynopsis: Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?