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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

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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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’77′ TRAILER

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A Perfect Getaway

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Director: David Twohy Cast: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant Synopsis: A couple on a Hawaiian vacation discover that there are maniacs stalking and murdering the tourists who visit the island. Genre: Thriller Release Date: August 14, 2009 

NEW ‘AVATAR’ CONCEPT ARTWORK

Thursday, May 28 by

Hot off the CMS from Marketsaw, the 3D Movie blog, come these new Avatar images.  According to the site, both pieces are official concept art from the forthcoming book The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure, which will feature 120 full color concept images in it as well as interviews.(Click image to enlarge)The image above is of some sort of insect-like helicopter, a piece of machinery whose origins Marketsaw can't confirm yet (but head over to their blog to read their in depth speculation.)  The folllowing image is a full rendering of the Power Suit, which we've only seen a piece of until now. (Click image to enlarge)I don't know about you guys, but something tells me we're going to be seeing some footage of the flick at Comic Con…

’77

Thursday, May 28 by

Director: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton Synopsis: Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything. Genre: Comedy Release Date: September 1, 2009

JOHN LITHGOW JOINS “DEXTER”

Thursday, May 28 by

 Award-winning actor and Cliffhanger villain, John Lithgow will be joining the cast of Dexter according to the Hollywood Reporter. He will be playing Dexter's new serial-killing nemesis. THIS. IS. AWESOME. NEWS. Dexter is a fantastic show and Lithgow will chew up the scenery. And he's definitely got the pep. Case and point:  John Lithgow – You Got To Have Pep – Watch more Funny VideosCheck out some of these other morning news stories… First pics of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy. (JoBlo) Of course there's an Alien remake. (Bloody Disgusting) Summer Glau may move into the the Dollhouse. (Movie Hole) HBO whips out new series. (TV Squad)Internet killed the Cineplex stars. (NY Mag)

TRAILER FOR ‘A PERFECT GETAWAY’ WITH STEVE ZAHN, MILLA JOVOVICH AND TIMOTHY OLYPHANT

Wednesday, May 27 by

A PERFECT GETAWAY – Watch more Movie Trailers Above is the trailer for A Perfect Getaway, an event Steve Zahn's agent must have felt like he was partaking in the minute he scored his client a starring role in a serious action thriller.  (For the record, Steve Zahn is a fine actor.) Today's Top Links:               Another Laura Croft?         Ashley Greene            Claudia Is HOT                 Awful 80s Shows            Pop Quiz, Hot Shot             Classy Beer                  Irish Optimists            Mr. Nobody Trailer              Flying Dog Gallery                   Getting A Cowgirl          College Playboy               Battleship Movie?          Dude Throws Up            Yoko Matsugane

‘DRAG ME TO HELL’S’ ALISON LOHMAN

Wednesday, May 27 by

  This Friday, Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell emerges from the depths and into theaters everywhere.  Its star, Alison Lohman, plays Chris, a submissive bank employee who has to grow a pair when a curse is put on her and a particularly douche-y demon tries to… yes, you know… drag her to Hell. Raimi is known for his male muses, particularly Bruce Campbell, but can Lohman become the female Ash?  We've seen the film, and she's got the comic chops, if not the chin. ALISON LOHMAN TALKS DRAG ME TO HELL – Watch more Movie Trailers Where else you've seen her: Lohman got her big break as Angela, Nic Cage's long lost daughter, in Matchstick Men.  She quickly followed that up as a young Sandra Templeton Bloom in Tim Burton's Big Fish, and was the spitting image of a young Jessica Lange, who played the older Sandra.  Look for Alison in the upcoming Neveldine/Taylor-helmed Gamer, with Gerard Butler. Random Quote: The only thing I care about is that I have a strong sense of the character I'm playing. Check out the photos of Alison after the jump.

Best Reality Shows for Summer ’09

Wednesday, May 27 by

 By Len SnodgrassLen Snodgrass here.  When I recently informed ScreenJunkies that my love of television rivals my love of MMORPGs they requested I generate a commentary on this summer’s upcoming reality program offerings.  I weighed the toll this assignment would take on my actual viewing of television, and ultimately decided the minimal rate I’d be receiving for my contribution would suffice to fund my Xbox Live subscription.  I dove right in to my research and emerged with ten unscripted shows that should keep your interest through the summer season.  Some of them are on simultaneously, so be sure to get your DVRs properly configured. 

NEW PHOTOS FROM ‘THE BOOK OF ELI’, WITH DENZEL WASHINGTON AND GARY OLDMAN

Wednesday, May 27 by

2001.  That's the last time Allen and Albert Hughes have directed a feature film: their underrated adaptation of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper tale, From Hell.  In between then and now, the Hughes Brothers have each developed solo projects, helmed TV commercials and music videos together, and pitched projects around town.  This writer's had the good fortune to work with them on a couple, believe it or not.Well, the time has come for the brothers to rise again with their post-apocalyptic opus, The Book of Eli, currently being shot in New Mexico.  The film stars Denzel Washington as the titular hero, who treks across a barren wasteland of a future United States to protect a book that may mean man's survival.  Head over to USA Today for an in-depth first-look at the pic.  Or if you're not in the mood to read…Check out some of the new photos from the production after the jump.

The Book of Eli

Wednesday, May 27 by

Cast: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Ray StevensonDirectors: Allen and Albert HughesSynopsis: A loner treks across a post-apocalyptic America with a mysterious book that could be the key to man's salvation.

STALLONE: THE BADDEST BADASS EVER

Wednesday, May 27 by

Editor’s Note: Many times on Screenjunkies, we falsely assume the identities of celebrities and write articles.  Other times, we make characters up entirely.  What you’re about to read is the genuine work of a student currently enrolled in the USC School of Cinema-Television.  It is real.  It is raw.  It is about one young man’s discovery of love for a cinema legend.  It didn’t cost us a dime to run. By Spencer Vickers In my frequent search to procrastinate when eight three-page papers are due the next day, I find myself up at odd hours of the night on Youtube, looking for something to blow my mind. Porn would probably be more constructive or fulfilling, but sharing a room with another dude puts a damper on that idea… most of the time, at least.  (But you never even know it’s happening, Steven, so just settle down.) 

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