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‘THE BROTHERS BLOOM’S’ RINKO KIKUCHI

Friday, May 29 by

Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom opens in wider release this weekend. If you get to the theater and Up and Drag Me to Hell are sold out – or if you're in the mood to just see a rock solid, atypical summer movie, then check it out (and if you want, read our review).  If you need extra incentive to see it, how about one of its stars, Japanese bombshell Rinko Kikuchi, who plays Bang Bang, the aptly-named explosives expert.  We won't delve into dirty jokes about her character's moniker, but we'll gladly play set up man for your sick minds.  Where else you've seen Rinko: Probably not many other films, unless you're a Japanese cineaste.  But her breakout role was in the Oscar-nominated Babel, a film in which she played the deaf/mute girl Chieko Wataya.  (She is one of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category.)  Look for her in Mikael Håfström's '40s period piece, Shanghai, opposite John Cusack and Chow Yun Fat. Random Quote: "The nudity itself was not my concern." (re: Babel)See the photos of Rinko not concerning herself with nudity after the jump:

YOUR HIGHNESS

Friday, May 29 by

Director: David Gordon GreenCast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie PortmanSynopsis: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom. 

TRUE BLOOD LAUNCHES VAMPIRE GOSSIP SITE

Friday, May 29 by

The marketing for HBO's True Blood has always had a cool way of re-imagining popular culture with a vampiric twist. For instance, their beverage billboards from last summer that blurred the line between faux and legit. Now in honor of the show's upcoming second season, they've launched BloodCopy.com; a website that sinks its teeth into juicy vampire gossip. It's like Gawker but less evil.Look at these other morning tidbits…The Final Destination poster is pretty sweet. (UGO)The Hangover 2 is not yet guaranteed. (The Playlist)$70 Zombie Movie looks like it cost at least $80. (io9)Land Of The Lost pics. (Cinema Blend)Behind the scenes of Halloween 2, the newest one. (Dread Central) 

‘DEAD SNOW’ TRAILER STARS NAZI ZOMBIES AND EXTREME SNOWMOBILING (BUT NOT BOTH)

Thursday, May 28 by

Dead Snow Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Above, you'll find the latest trailer for Norwegian film Dead Snow, the plot of which is basically a Coors Light commercial circa 1995 that gets hijacked by Nazi Zombies.  (If you were the ad agency behind Coors Light commercials circa 1995, you might have felt as though your work was hijacked by Nazi Zombies every time your client had notes.)  The film was a sleeper hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and will have a limited release in the States starting June 19th.  Here are today's Top Links:            Meet Mary Castro               10 Fan-Made Trailers           100 Hot Bud Girls            90s TMNT Rip Offs               Kick-Ass Stunt Guy            Animal "O" Faces"             Be a Classy Drinker        How to Survive Prison         Bad Movies for BroadWay              Deleted Scene from T4           Theresa Correa        John Calipari Got 'Splainin' to Do!

5 DISTURBING SAM RAIMI MOMENTS

Thursday, May 28 by

Sam Raimi is back in theaters this week with Drag Me To Hell, a gnarly revenge tale focusing on the repercussions of a selfish act. It’s his first non-Spider-Man film since 2000 and, judging by trailer, it seems he’s been eager to flex his genre muscles. He’s always been a tremendously inventive director with a wicked taste for the macabre and this film will surely display these skills. Below are five disturbing scenes we’ve compiled to give you a sense of the man’s work…

‘MR. NOBODY’ TRAILER

Thursday, May 28 by

Mr. Nobody

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Director: Jaco van Dormael Cast: Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley Synopsis: A tale that spans different time zones of the 20th and 21st centuries. Genre: Drama Release Date: October 7, 2009

‘BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS’ TRAILER

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BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS

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Director: Werner Herzog Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer Synopsis: “Port of Call” stars Cage as the not-good Lieutenant and Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge, Xhibit and Fairuza Balk as the people who helps him be not so good. Genre: Drama Release Date: December 2, 2009

Dead Snow

Thursday, May 28 by

Director: Tommy Wirkola Cast: Charlotte Frogner, Ørjan Gamst, Stig Frode Henrikse, Evy Kasseth Røsten Synopsis: A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. Genre: Horror Release Date: June 19th, 2009 (Limited)

‘PANDORUM’ TRAILER

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‘DIE HARD: YEAR ONE’ COMIC BOOK HITS SHELVES IN AUGUST

Thursday, May 28 by

Ever been curious about Die Hard hero John McClane's back story?  Like, the waaaay-back story before Holly and the kids?  Well, you can put your curiosity to bed soon.  This August, Fox Atomic Comics and BOOM! Studios will release the first issue of Die Hard: Year One, a comic book that will delve into McClane's rookie year on the force.   According to Comics Continuum, the comic will follow John while he "earns his badge in New York City during 1976's Bicentennial celebration… and the Summer of Sam."  This doesn't bode well for a run-in with an eight-year-old Argyle, but a man can dream.  (I don't think I'm alone in saying that an alternare-reality Die Hard title in which McClane brings a young Argyle on as his wisecracking sidekick would kick all sorts of ass.  Throw in a superpowered Hans Gruber and you have yourself a top-selling title.)Ahem.  Back to reality.  Issue #1 of Die Hard: Year One is written by Howard Chaykin, who was behind DC/Vertigo's American Century title, and had a hand in Marvel's "Mutant X" TV show.  Stephen Thompson (IDW's Star Trek: New Frontier) will supply the artwork, and it looks like there might be some variant covers by Dave Johnson, Jock and John Paul Leon.Issue #1 will be 24 pp. and available for $3.99 at any self-respecting comic book shop. Check out the full covers after the jump!

Raimi Temp Post

Thursday, May 28 by

    

JASON SCHWARTZMAN & BO BURNHAM IN ‘YO, TEACH!’ – A ‘FUNNY PEOPLE’ META CLIP

Thursday, May 28 by

A little while back, we posted about the Judd Apatow-helmed, Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen-starring Funny People featuring fake films within the film.  Well, one of those fakes has found its way to the 'nets early.  It's Jason Schwartzman as actor Mark Taylor Jackson, starring in his own NBC sitcom, "Yo, Teach!"  Imagine "Head of the Class," but with wisecracking city kids instead of precocious geniuses, and with internet comic sensation Bo Burnham appearing as an "F" student who raps to cope with his insecurities.  Yo, Teach! – Watch more Movie Trailers It's damn funny stuff, and Apatow nails the tone of all those one-liner-laden sitcoms that still dealt with "the issues" of the day… you know… shows like "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and… every other show on NBC from 1987-2001.  This bodes well for the rest of the film, I'd say.  The filmmakers even went so far as to shoot an EPK for the show, which you can watch after the jump.  It might be the first EPK worth watching in the history of EPKs.

‘A PERFECT GETAWAY’ TRAILER

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