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TRON 2 WILL BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE MOVIE EVER MADE

Thursday, April 9 by

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Thursday TV Preview

Thursday, April 9 by

Turn on the TV & tune it to NBC, microwave up some popcorn, then chuck your remote control out the window and give those button pushing fingers a much needed rest. NBC has 3 hours of new shows and series premieres that mean no complicated channel switching. 2 new episodes of The Office, the series premiere of Amy Poehler's new comedy Parks and Recreation, new 30 Rock, and the series premiere of Southland, a police drama by the creators of ER. Your preview after the break. 

TURN YOURSELF INTO A STAR TREK ALIEN OR TERMINATOR

Thursday, April 9 by

So, Warner Bros. and Paramount simultaneously released mini-sites for their May 2009 flicks, and they're kinda fun if you have time to fart around on a movie site during the day.  Trekyourself.com lets you create photos of yourself as a Star Trek character, like a Romulan, Vulcan or Red Shirt (try the latter at your own risk. Eh hum.  Eh heh hum).  On TerminateYourself.com, you can add battle damage to any of your photos, revealing your inner T-800 endoskeleton.  I originally wanted to title this post something like, "You Betta Trek Yo' Self," but I realize that I don't have enough street cred to do so.  Nor is this 1994.  Oh and while we're combining movies in single posts, check out a huge spoiler from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen after the jump! 

3 NEW “WOLVERINE” SPOTS WITH NEW FOOTAGE

Thursday, April 9 by

Three new TV spots for X-Men Origins: Wolverine have SNIKT'D their way online today.  Each one has something we haven't seen before, including glimpses of Blob in action, and Ryan Reynolds showing off more of what his maskless Deadpool can do.  Here's one spot:X-Men Origins: Wolverine TV Spot #10 – Watch more Funny VideosYou'll find the other two hiding after the jump. 

RALPH FIENNES AND LIAM NEESON ARE GODS!!!

Thursday, April 9 by

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes will play warring gods in Warner Bros. and Legendary's Clash of the Titans, the Greek-god epic directed by Louis Leterrier.  "Neeson is playing Zeus, the wise yet sometimes ill-tempered king of the gods and father of Perseus (Sam Worthington). Fiennes will play Hades, ruler of the underworld who aims to overtake Zeus and rule over all. Fiennes' deal is in still in negotiations." And high school classical civilization teachers all breathe a collective sigh of relief, as their students will finally have another filmic representation of Zeus aside from this one:

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Thursday, April 9 by

Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Gemma Arterton, Sam Worthington, Alexa Davalos, Mads Mikkelsen Synopsis:

TRAILER FOR MIKE JUDGE’S “EXTRACT”

Thursday, April 9 by

The trailer for Mike Judge's new film, Extract, has started springing up all over the 'nets today.  I enjoyed his last effort, Idiocracy, but it was an acquired taste.  My take was that a visual FX-heavy movie can sometimes take away from the funny, no matter how much funny is there.  In any case, it looks like Judge is back to his more pedestrian, Office Space stomping grounds with this new movie, which stars Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, a shaggy Ben Affleck, and a slow-mo close-up of Kristen Wiig's sweatpants.  Check it out after the jump, and then give your verdict on Judge in the comments section.

Extract

Thursday, April 9 by

Director: Mike JudgeCast: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, J.K. SimmonsSynopsis: Extract follows the personal and professional problems endured by the owner  of a flower-extract plant (Bateman), including a wife who won't sleep with him (Wiig), a new temp (Kunis) and Ben Affleck as a friendly neighborhood bartender who doles out sage advice.

The Return Of Haim Morning News

Thursday, April 9 by

Corey Haim apparently has a role in Crank: High Voltage. In the flick Haim sports a long, blonde mullet and tribal tattoos. He essentially looks like a sketchier Dog the Bounty Hunter. In other words, considering this is Corey Haim we're talking about here, he looks good. It is reported that Haim (who once tried to sell his teeth on eBay) was disappointed to learn he would not be paid in actual crank. (Cinema Blend)   In other mullet news, Eastbound and Down will return for a second season. (TV Week) How's Your News? will not sadly. (HYN Facebook) Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes cast in Clash of the Titans; not the same guy after all. (/film) Saddam Hussein forced to view South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut while imprisoned. No word on whether he was shown Hot Shots! or not. (Telegraph UK) John Favreau spells like a jurk. (NY Mag) Premiere has a list of 77 DVDs worth rebuying on Blu-Ray; Shark Attack 3: Megalodon snubbed again.  (Premiere)  

Scrubs Recap: My Soul on Fire Part 1

Wednesday, April 8 by

Sacred Heart’s couples are finding it difficult to reach common ground.  Meanwhile, J.D. receives an unexpected invitation to an unexpected wedding. Kiss AnniversaryScrubs jumps on the anti-ginger kid bandwagon when this episode opens with Elliot hating on red heads, claiming that they are “God’s mistake.”  J.D. realizes that it is the seventh year anniversary of his first kiss with Elliot, and he hasn’t gotten her a gift.  He gives her the task of singing “Old MacDonald to Samuel, knowing that should give him exactly 45 seconds to correct his error.  While she struggles to maintain the correct pitch, J.D. books it to the gift shop, grabs the first thing he can set his hands on, and outruns Leonard- the one handed security dude with the claw- who immediately gives chase.  J.D. returns as Elliot finishes the song and hands her his present… an electric toothbrush.  Elliot assures J.D. that he doesn’t need to make a big deal out of an anniversary for a kiss. Love Is In the Air

Jimmy and the Best Joke Ever

Wednesday, April 8 by

South Park gives us another episode of mixed quality that’s strengthened by strong character moments and some hilarious, if not spot-on, celebrity parody.  Jimmy and Cartman have come up with the perfect joke, and it sweeps the country in a frenzy of media exposure. Before the boys knoew it  Carlos Mencia is taking credit for their joke and Kanye West is getting pissed off that everyone's calling him a gay fish. Confused? So is Kanye, and find out exactly why after the jump…

The Rise and Fall of Benjamin Linus

Wednesday, April 8 by

According to Ben, it's time for him to be judged by the smoke monster, so Locke takes him along to do just that, encountering Sun and Fred along the way. We get more backstory and a few flashbacks summarizing Ben's experience growing up on the island and his many dealings with Widmore. This week's Lost finally starts to delve into the mysteries of the island with more depth, and it offers up some pretty superb moments, right after the jump.

RIDLEY SCOTT’S GRATUITOUSLY SUPER SLOW-MO LINK TIME

Wednesday, April 8 by

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I.L.M.’S “HARVESTER” CONCEPT ART FROM TERMINATOR SALVATION

Wednesday, April 8 by

More Terminator goodies today to top off the news the Ahnuld will be back for Terminator Salvation.  Now the kind robots over at io9 posted this cool concept art image of the Harvester from Terminator Salvation, courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic's artistes.  According to the Terminator Wikia, "Harvesters are non-humanoid hunter/killer units produced by Skynet sometime before 2018. They were large tank like structures that would capture humans in conjunction with Moto-terminators. They took the humans to lab testing for their stem cells. This research on humans led to the creation of the Series-800.  If someone would escape, they would be blasted to smithereens by the robots shoulder mounted canon from a great distance." Check out some more atwork of the harvesters doing their dirty deeds after the jump.

“PAPER HEART” WITH MICHAEL CERA AND CHARLYNE YI HITS AUGUST 7th

Wednesday, April 8 by

Paper Heart, starring Michael Cera and his comedienne girlfriend, Charlyne Yi, opens August 7th, and Overture Films sent has released some new images.  The film played Sundance this year and won the Waldo Salt Award for Best Screenplay.  Previous winners included The Squid & The Whale, Memento, and The Station Agent.  Apparently the film was improv'd mostly, so I'm sure there are a handful of seething indie filmmakers still listening to Iron & Wine albums in an attempt to "process" the travesty.  Read the synopsis of the film and see some more pics after the jawmp!

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