Tribute to Bea Morning News

Monday, April 27 by

We report with great sadness that TV Land has lost one of its greats. Bea Arthur passed away quietly over the weekend at the edge of 86. Best known for her work on Maude and The Golden Girls, Arthur was an undeniable presence in American sitcoms and an unmistakable influence on popular culture. Miss Arthur, we salute you. If we weren't so lousy with ropes the flag outside of our offices would fly at half-mast today. Ghostbusters: The Game opening cinematic kinda expository (/Gamer) A Trekkie's tale (Newsweek)Natalie Portman launches online film school (Überprüfen Sie das Filmposter für Brüno! (/film)Get ready for another 30 Days of Night (MTV)


Saturday, April 25 by


Friday, April 24 by

Went to a screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine tonight.  I can't give a proper review or anything, as I don't want to get blacklisted from future Fox screenings for the rest of my days.  But I can say that director Gavin Hood was in attendance tonight and gave a heartfelt speech prior to the film, in which he swore up and down that there were 400+ incomplete effects shots in the stolen/leaked version of the film, and that it hadn't been color timed, the score hadn't been added, and the sound design was unfinished.  He also mentioned that there are two different Easter egg scenes they shot to appear after the end credits, and they will be randomly dispersed.So, a print in, say, Los Angeles may have a different Easter egg ending than a print in, say, Santa Monica.  I only saw one of the two Easter eggs, and I'll just say it involves another mutant who's been rumored to be getting his own film.  Here's a clue:


Friday, April 24 by

Amber Heard is in The Informers out in limited release today.  Given it's based off of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, there's a high probability she plays a young, jaded, affluent woman who does a lot of drugs, has sex with numerous people, and is void of any redeemable qualities.  Early reviews of this film seem to point out that the flick itself is as unlikable as its upper crust characters, but that Heard's nudity is an incentive to see it anyway.  We haven't seen the movie as of this post, but will be doing so promptly after typing that last sentence, which is now.  Have a good weekend and…Enjoy the photos of Amber after the jump.


Friday, April 24 by

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Friday, April 24 by

The new trailer for Rob Zombie's H2 Halloween reboot sequel is out. I think this might be the first sequel of a reboot to a franchise that actually specifically refers to itself as a sequel in the title.  But I could be wrong.  Feel free to berate me in the comments section, but be constructive, now!  The trailer, which you'll find after the jump, starts out with a post car accident Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) repeating "I killed him" ad nauseam while some poor beat cop can't get her to say who she killed, because, you know, that would be useful for the paperwork he's going to have to file.  Then we go to the hospital, where Laurie's admitted, broken leg and all, to recover.  You know, I was excited for this until I saw that they gave her a broken leg.  Do you realize how good sound designers are these days at making bone cracking sounds?  Yeah.  It's to the point where you don't have to even show the bone breaking.  You just need to have some Foley artist in a 5 x 5 box crinkling Cheetos bags into a microphone.  Chills.  Then vomiting, I tell you. 

Weekend TV Preview

Friday, April 24 by

This weekend's coming in hot. A bunch of babes get their brains re-programmed and complete various secret missions in Dollhouse, Bob Odenkirk from Mr Show guests on Breaking Bad, and I hope your not flying anytime soon, because discovery is running a 2 hour marathon of devastating plane crashes on Sunday night. Right after the break, check out a portly foreigner on a beach who's surprised to see a 747 make a water landing right in front of him.


Friday, April 24 by

By Taco Perkins Editor’s Note: Per Taco Perkins’ request, we have provided a sample of LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells.”  According to Taco, this will get you in the proper mood for his comical stylings. TacoPerkins Opening – Watch more Funny Videos

Morning News That Will Cut You

Friday, April 24 by

Fans of excessive knife-based violence rejoice!! The web is abuzz with reports that Robert Rodriguez is bringing a feature length Machete to the big screen with filming set to begin as early as June. The film stars Danny Trejo as a double-crossed assassin on a vengeance mission. Rodriguez is set to co-direct with his longtime editor Ethan Maniquis. No word yet on which director has final cut. Ha-cha-cha-cha!!Full story here (Empire)NBC trims Heroes show order. (TV Guide)  Stephen Sommer's G.I. Joe movie has super suits. Set disbelief to 'suspend'. (io9)  Very cool Star Wars paintings. (/film) Anna Faris reaches her sexual qouta. Dang it!! (Pajiba)  Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB opens at Tribeca Film Festival. (MTV) 


Thursday, April 23 by

More Observations on the Live Action Ninja Turtles Film (FilmDrunk) Hot Video Game Girl Pics (UnrealityMag) Auto-Tune the News (UniqueDaily) Your Blog Didn't Get Buzz On ESPN? (MoonDogSports) Fabio Is Rad (Manofest) Rian Johnson Discusses His Newest Project (Pajiba) Alexis Lopez Is Spankin Hot (GorillaMask) Can You Swallow The iPod Shuffle? (IAmBored) The Worst Book Review Ever (Cracked) Watch The Opening Of Brothers Bloom (Filmofilia) A Sneak Peek At God Killer (DreadCentral) Jen Seems Like A Popular Girl (HolyTaco) Bianca Cruz Needs Your Help (BustedCoverage) Gianne Albertoni Gallery (Uncoached) Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off! (ThePlaylist)

Southland Recap: See the Woman

Thursday, April 23 by

Domestic disputes, botched tracheotomies, stolen vehicles, and Tom Sizemore make for another interesting episode in this week’s installment of Southland TherapySherman begins his day by sharing a few words with his shrink.  She’s moved from her private practice and it’s only her second day with the department.  They talk about private school, and Sherman mentions that he used to attend private school until his father walked out on his mom.  Then he went to public school.  He reveals his family history for those of you who missed it last week.  Sherman’s father was a defense attorney who had some seedy clients.  At age ten his father split, but one of his clients visited Sherman’s home and beat up his mother while the boy watched. 

30 Rock Recap: The Ones

Thursday, April 23 by

The show opens with Liz Lemon and Jack and at a jewelry store where Jack informs Liz that he is buying Elisa an engagement ring. Liz is surprised but Jack informs her that Elisa is 'The One'. Pulling a classic Lemon, Liz then drops the ring down a heating vent. It then cuts to the TGS crew standing around with Kenneth explaining to them that they cannot bring in a box of donuts because of the risk of food allergies, including his own severe allergy to strawberries. It turns out that the box of donuts was actually just a prank to scare Lutz, who ends up falling back into a TV monitor and hurting himself.As Liz enters her office she finds Elisa who, unknown to Jack, has actually been back in town for three weeks. Elisa tells Liz that she has a terrible secret and cannot marry Jack. She asks Lemon to break the news to Jack, gives her a pretty unnecessary but awesome kiss goodbye, and is gone.

Parks and Recreation Recap: The Reporter

Thursday, April 23 by

The episode opens, as the others have, with Leslie outdoors with some children. But this time, to digress from the other episodes, they are on a pre-teen nature hike (it used to be a teen nature hike, but they changed the name after a girl got pregnant, confesses Knope), where she unwittingly eats a poisonous plant for no apparent reason, and as her tongue begins to swell, the credits kick in. Welcome to Pawnee!

Thursday TV Preview

Thursday, April 23 by

Tonight's Thursday night TV, packed to the brim (on NBC) with new episodes for three glorious hours, is your chance to start giving Parks and Recreation a chance. Yeah, it started a little slow, and sure isn't getting any love anywhere, but it's got a Poehler-load of potential and it's leaps and bounds funnier than other shows out there (plus, Rashida Jones is a BABE). So give P&R a whirl, and check out the full preview after the break.


Thursday, April 23 by

So, by now everyone knows that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting yet another big screen live-action movie via Legendary Pictures & The Mirage Group.  I say huzzah, dudes! …