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MICHAEL BAY WANTS TO GO ARTHOUSE

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) 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IV A GO

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. 

NEW TRAILER FOR ‘THE STEPFATHER’

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?

‘HURT LOCKER’ CAST & CREW SPEAKS

Thursday, June 18 by

 THE HURT LOCKER examines the dangerous duties of three members of the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) squad.  Bombs are their business, and they know their business extremely well.  They have to because each roadside stop could mean their lives.  Stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal broke down for us how you tackle a movie about an elite unit that goes in when everyone else is running away. It’s as meticulous a task as disarming an IED (That's an Improvised Explosive Device for you civilians).     

‘University of Andy Webisodes’ Featuring Weeds’ Andy Botwin

Thursday, June 18 by

Ian, please write some copy about these shorts here.  Just include some info about what they are, and how they fit into Showtime's agenda… maybe make some light joke about them, but don't be too critical because we're being asked to promote them.  And they're kinda funny anyway.  Make sure you change the time and date so that this doesn't get buried under anything it shouldn't. 

LARS VON TRIER’S “ANTICHRIST” IS NOW A VIDEO GAME

Thursday, June 18 by

Fans of sexually-explicit, brooding Danish horror and computerized escapism had better warm up their joysticks! /Film has alerted us that Lars Von Trier's controversial film Antichrist is getting the video game treatment. The game, Eden, will be a continuation of the film that tells the story of a grieving couple who struggle to repair their marriage after the death of their child. So yeah, sounds pretty much like Super Mario Bros. 3. Except in this version instead of growing a raccoon tail, Mario ejaculates blood.Here are some less bizarre morning headlines…Transformers 2 took 16,000 years to render! (Michael Bay) New trailer for The Stepfather. (Dread Central) Teen Wolf remake will not skip a generation. (Movie Hole) Adam Sandler is a Merman. (Latino Review) Dale Cooper wants to return to Twin Peaks. (Cinematical) The most epic Keyboard Cat video yet. Featuring Hall and Oates!! (Warming Glow)

FLASHFORWARD

Wednesday, June 17 by

Network: ABCCast: Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. VanceProducers: David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim Synopsis: When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, 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 of fulfilled.

KOREA’S MAD AT MICHAEL BAY

Wednesday, June 17 by

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Michael Bay really pissed off some devoted fans in Seoul.  They were waiting in the rain for over two hours for Bay's arrival at the Transformers 2 premiere, and he showed up late with Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox in tow.  Rumor has it he didn't even bring a corsage, kept reminiscing about his ex girlfriend, and seemed completely ignorant to the fact that fans had been looking forward to the event for weeks.  After the premiere, fans spent the rest of the night sobbing into their pillows and wishing the whole night had never happened.  Bay tried to save some face by issuing a formal apology, but that's not going to stop the kids in the cafeterias and cubicles from snickering at the Transformer's fans' misfortune.    

‘FUNNY PEOPLE’S GEORGE SIMMONS IN ‘RE-DO’

Wednesday, June 17 by

George Simmons in "Re-Do" from Justin LongThis clip from a movie inside a movie features Adam Sandler playing George Simmons as Craig the workaholic in the high-concept comedy Re-Do.  In an effort to start over, a wizard turns Craig into a baby with an adult head.  I don't know who this wizard is but I certainly hope he gets his wizard license revoked for such blatant and inexcusable wizard malpractice.  I guess we'll never know since the film isn't really real. And just in case you're interested in purchasing the first season of 'Yo Teach' you can get it at the NBC Store. Today's Top Links:It Seems Erica Underwood Doesn't Like Wearing Her Bikini Top (GorillaMask)Flowchart for Giving a Best Man Speech (HolyTaco)Red Dawn Remake (Sigh) Picks Up Peck and Palicki (FilmDrunk)A Penguin-Shaped Wireless Mouse?  Brilliant! (Walyou)Protestors Lobby To Fire David Letterman (Pajiba)Shady Agendas Behind Conspiracy Theories (Cracked)Tennis Star Or Porn Star? (CoedMagazine)Spending Some Time With "The Pitbull" (CagePotato)8-Bit Videogame Quilts (UnrealityMag)Happy 50th Birthday, Ultimate Warrior (BustedCoverage)15 Hot Prime Time Soap Opera Actresses (Uncoached)Mistakes Men Make In The Bedroom (RegretfulMorning)If US Sports Adopted The Transfer Fee System (BachelorGuy)Who's Leaking The Names On The MLB's "104" List? (MoondogSports)People Falling Down With The "Benny Hill" Theme Playing is Funny, Right? (NothingToxic)The Weirdest Japanese Videogames Ever (AtomFilms)Angelina Jolie Coming Back For Wanted 2? (Filmofilia)

NEW TRAILER FOR ‘WHITEOUT’ WITH KATE BECKINSALE

Wednesday, June 17 by

WHITEOUT Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos Above is the new trailer for Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht (The Spirit).  The film is based on the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel of the same name written by Greg Rucka (available from Oni Press).  Not sure what to think about this yet.  At about the 1:30 mark, the trailer totally shifts gears from an action-adventure flick to a murder mystery, when Macht reveals to Beckinsale that "this is the first murder in Antarctica."   I think Macht is forgetting the grisly gun down of Polar Bear Face Nelson in the 1920s. There's enough fish in the ocean.  No need for bear on bear crime.  Just sad, really.

Whiteout

Wednesday, June 17 by

Director: Dominic SenaCast: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt, Alex O'Loughlin, Columbus ShortSynopsis: U.S. Marshall Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

6 DEGREES OF RAMIS & APATOW: A CHART

Wednesday, June 17 by

People may not be aware that Harold Ramis was the Judd Apatow of the 1980s. In addition to his landmark acting roles in Ghostbusters and Stripes, he penned and directed some of the all-time greatest comedies – National Lampoon’s Vacation and Caddyshack (just to name a couple). Judd Apatow, on the other hand, has had just as much influence on the producing side, and it’s his role there that teams him up with Ramis on the Jack Black and Michael Cera history vehicle Year One (opening Friday).  

AL ROKER VS. SPENCER PRATT

Wednesday, June 17 by

I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!! (the show where Lou Diamond Phillips was eaten by rats) has sparked quite a few controversies in the last few weeks. The latest of which is the escalating feud between Spencer Pratt and Al Roker. After an interview on NBC's The Today Show where Spencer was a dick and Roker asked him why, the uber-arrogant Pratt went on to say that he would have ripped Roker's head off if he hadn't been saved by Jesus. Roker responded by saying he would, "drop Spencer like a bag of dirt." Now THAT would be some must see TV. Check out these morning headlines… Shia says Indy 5 is on the way. Dammit. (First Showing) Sean Penn taking a breather. (NY Mag) Human Target script review. (Bleeding Cool) David Cross reveals the ugly truth about "nice guy" Paul Rudd. (MTV) Every week on Entourage. (College Humor) Palin and Letterman are brosefs again. (Reuters)

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