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Wednesday, March 18 by

Last night, TV took a little hiatus to toss back some car bombs and chill with his leprechaun buddies. But tonight, la Televisión is back on the wagon and on point with a tremendously enjoyable night of plane crashes, 'ScrubsCenter', Mysterio, and an explanation of coolness. A surplus of video, some solid Late Night bands 'n babes, and your Wednesday lineup after the jump.

JENNIFER ANISTON: THE NEXT BOND GIRL?

Wednesday, March 18 by

As relayed by AceShowBiz.com, Jennifer Aniston has joined Slumdog's Freida Pinto as possibilities for the new Bond girl in the series' 23rd installment.  A source from Bond's production company, EON, was quoted as saying, "We're always looking for the next Bond girl. She has to be beautiful but she also needs to have brains. It helps if she's athletic and able to keep up with the intense stunt work a Bond movie demands. Jennifer has all these qualities. It's great to hear she'd love to do a movie because we have used established actresses before such as Teri Hatcher and Denise Richards. It's great she's a fan."  It certainly makes us wonder whether Aniston's involvement would have any bearing on the role of Bond 23's villain…

COMMANDO IS THE BEST FILM EVER, PT. 1

Wednesday, March 18 by

  By Mark L. Lester, DGA Chances are, you’ve seen Commando with Arnold Schwarzenegger because it is, without a doubt, the greatest film of all time.  I should know.  I directed it. Naturally, a lot of people stop me on the street and ask, “Mark, how did you ever make a movie as great as Commando?”  I usually smile and say I just happened to be holding a bottle in the middle of a lightning storm.  They always laugh.  I bet you did, too, because you realize that this film wasn’t an accident, just like Jesus wasn't an accident.   It took real vision to pull off, starting with the theme of a parent’s love for his child, and the lengths he will go to to get her back from a wily South American dictator.  Also, it has explosions, and a rockin’ saxophone-driven soundtrack that really gets the people moving in their seats. Of course, that’s not even the half of it.  But after wrapping production on Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon for television, I had an opportunity to reflect on what we achieved, and really figure out what makes it all so timeless.  So here I am, baring my soul to you, the adoring public, for nothing in return.  This is more than just the only film school you’ll ever need.  Think of it as a free version of The Secret.  Think of it as your all-access pass inside the Greatest Story Ever Told.  For the next three days, I will take you through Commando, my magnum opus, my gift to humanity. Let us begin with Part One. MAGIC STARTS WITH OPENING CREDITS… And so begins the ballad of John Matrix, played pitch-perfectly by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  In the opening moments, we see Arnold’s instincts from his past life as a soldier person.  Sweating, he masculinely chops wood with a hatchet, but also sneakily eyes the moving form in its reflection.  We think he is going to harm the shadowy figure behind him, but then he drops the axe and turns to hug… his daughter, Jenny (Alyssa Milano).  This is called narrative economy: setting up a killing machine with compassion – in two shots.  The sequence that follows – with wonderful flute and string accompaniment, I might add – puts any expository opening credits to shame.  We see how much Matrix cares about Jenny because he lets her smash ice cream into his face.  While developing the backstory for Matrix, Arnold and I decided that in his past, Matrix once was the victim of ice cream to the face by a Russian spy, and carved out his trangressor’s heart with a hunting knife.  So, it takes an immense amount of love for Matrix to not do the same to Jenny, even though she’s only playing.  That’s character development. SETTING UP THE STAKES In this scene, we set up the bond between father and daughter by showing that John is in touch with his daughter, Jenny’s lifestyle.  He uses his knowledge of what’s tops on “pop culture street” in order to develop a playful rapport with Jenny over sandwiches.  It’s here that Matrix’s verbal wit shows its face for the first time, as he wryly asks Jenny about pop idol Boy George, “Why don’t they just call him Girl George?”  This is something Arnold came up with on set, and it was such a perfect adjustment.  It really won over the studio, who had originally given me notes to "not have Arnold speak" in the film. But Arnold’s questioning of Boy George’s sexuality is thought provoking, albeit a tad juvenile.  And Jenny’s retort – “That’s so old, Dad" – is such an honest moment.  The young child never wants to admit she’s been one-upped by a parent.  Matrix, ever the model father, is then sure to temper his immature remark by following up with a socio-political lesson.  “In East Germany, the Communists said that rock and roll was subversive.”  It’s no doubt that Jenny was head of the class in her school with such a worldly teacher constantly serving up “wisdom food” like that!

EMMY ROSSUM IN DETAILS

Wednesday, March 18 by

April's issue of DETAILS – out next week – has a sexy spread of Dragonball Evolution's Emmy Rossum featuring photographs from Matthias Vriens, who sounds Scandinavian and artsy, so you can be sure the photographs are top-notch.  Actually, one of them is pictured above, and it looks classy enough to me.  Kudos, Matthias!  Kick back on your Ektörp chair and have a Grolsch for a job well done!  Click on the photo to enlarge it to proper Rossum-viewing size.  And saunter on over to Men.Style.com to check out their slideshow of the rest of the pics.  

MORNING NEWS-A-MANIA

Wednesday, March 18 by

 According to Latino Review, Mickey "The Ram" Rourke has "agreed to appear at WrestleMania XXV to support friends Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat, and Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka in their match against Chris Jericho."  I don't know about you, but as much as this reeks of a marketing ploy to make WWE even more Hollywood, I'd pay money to see Rourke actually get in the ring with those other three.  I long for the days of '80s WWF when a fight was fair and everyone had a larger than life nickname (and a part in a cartoon show).  Chris Jericho?  Meh.  Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat?  That's like a nickname followed by a surname that sounds like a nickname.  Just do me a favor, WWE, and bring back Junkyard Dawg and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake."  Then you'll have my $25 or whatever it's gonna cost.  Throw in a halftime show with Springsteen and I'll go higher.  "Ehhhhave you evah seen a one treeeck ponyyyyyyyy…"  (Tears rolling down my cheeks, I tell you.)And now the rest of the news…The Frog Bros. unite in Lost Boys 3 gets (Dread Central)Angels and Demons' Dan Harris to script Dante's Inferno (Variety)Clip from Fred Durst's first non-porn directorial effort (ComingSoon.Net)You can buy the 1989 Batmobile! (/Film)I Love You Man's Jason Segel to write songs for Russell Brand (The Playlist)

COOL BLACKLIGHT CONCEPT ART

Tuesday, March 17 by

According to Slash Film, "Fox Atomic has acquired the rights to turn indie developer Zombie Studio’s original action property "Blacklight" into a feature film, comic book series and video game." It's supposedly a "covert military action epic set 25 years into the future" and will be told using a this multi-platform approach of print, video game and feature film.  And the cool part is that all the pieces will interconnect to create one larger arc.  Well, it's cool if you can afford it.  Sort of reminds me of the hell my grandparents must've gone through finding all those Voltron Lions.  (You can imagine the disappointment of having an amputee robot.) More artwork after the jump.

NO NEED TO RE-ANIMATE THESE LINKS!

Tuesday, March 17 by

The Nine Levels of Hell for the Living (Holy Taco)New Terminator: Salvation Poster (LatinoReview)How Watchmen Could Have Been Worse (Cracked)Re-Animator in 3-D?  No way!  Yes way! (Dread Central)A Ghostbusters retrospective (Pajiba)Where the Wild Things Are Teaser Poster (The Playlist)Check out the trailer for Evan York's new short (Evan York)Poke A Muscle Test (I-Am-Bored)The Mutant Chronicles with… Malkovich?!?! (Film.com)Crank: High Voltage Feedback (AICN)

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Tuesday, March 17 by

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Tuesday, March 17 by

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St. Paddy’s Day TV Preview

Tuesday, March 17 by

Slainte! Grab some green, some kegs, some cabbage and corned beef, some shamrocks, and of course, your remote. The Leprechaun inside your TV is offering some brilliant accoutrements to accompany you through the night: Snoop Dogg talking to Busta Rhymes in soft focus while babes dance in the background, Rudy going against all odds, and a showing of Will Ferrell being hilarious while quite inebriated. Your preview after the break.   Dogg After Dark 9/8c on MTV Busta gives credit where credit's due.

LESBIAN VAMP KILLERS RED BAND CLIP

Tuesday, March 17 by

Our friends over at Dread Central posted the new Red Band clip for the upcoming Lesbian Vampire Killers flick, which is an adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, of course. LVK is shaping up to be a pretty good piece of camp cinema, if I do say so myself.  And I just did.  So click for the jump, sit back, relax, and have some good, sexy, bloodsucking laughs courtesy of Momentum Pictures.  (We've also included the trailer, as well as some kickass poster art and stills.)

KNOWING’S ROSE BYRNE

Tuesday, March 17 by

This Friday, Rose Byrne will be teaming up with Nic Cage in the supernatural apocalyptic actioner Knowing, directed by The Crow and Dark City's Alex Proyas. Where You've Seen Her: Rose, an Aussie, is probably best known for her role opposite Glen Close in FX's Damages.  But she also made memorable turns as Scarlet in 28 Weeks Later, as Briseis in Troy, and as Cassie in Danny Boyle's Sunshine. She also had a minor role as one of Natalie Portman's doppelgangers in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  Pointless Quote: "I see myself more as a character actress than a celebrity."  See more pics of Rose after the jump!

12 More Insanely Bad TV Commercials

Tuesday, March 17 by

A while back we scoured the internet to bring you a collection of the worst local tv ads. We ended up finding so many that we had to give you more. This time around the selection is far crazier and far crappier. Crapzier. “Enjoy!" JONES BIG ASS TRUCK RENTAL & STORAGE This is actually a fake but it’s a charming fake so it’s too hilarious to not include. Which is a shame because if he were real, I’m sure that Toby Jones would be crowned King of Them Internets. DYNAMIC PAWN SHOP

“LEP’ IN THE HOOD” END CREDITS RAP

Tuesday, March 17 by

 Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like a Leprechaun commandeering the mic at a strip club and then proceeding to wax lyrical about his roots.  He's quite the M.C., but I suppose that's par for the course with a mythical goblin who speaks in anapestic line verse.  That's poetry terminology, son!  I'd like to imagine that the little guy stayed around to intro the featured strippers when they come out to do their pole dance on stage. 

TOP O’ THE MORNING NEWS

Tuesday, March 17 by

Happy St. Patty's Day, Homer Simpson.  Variety reports that an "Irish-themed episode of The Simpsons will air in Ireland and the UK" tonight.  It's the first time ever that the show has premiered an episode outside the US.  Oh, the luck of the Irish.  The episode revolves around St. Patrick's Day, so perhaps for the first time as well, we'll get to see green Duff.  Hello, 7-11 marketing department…  Don't worry, though; the episode, entitled "In the Name of the Grandfather," will air stateside this sunday.

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