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‘DISTRICT 9′ TRAILER

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I Love You, Beth Cooper

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Director: Chris Columbus Cast: Paul Rust, Hayden Panettiere Synopsis: A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school – Beth Cooper (Panettiere) – during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life. Genre: Comedy Release Date: July 10, 2009

Next Day Air

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Director: Benny Boom Cast: Donald Faison, Mos Def, Mike Epps, Lauren London, Debbie Allen Synopsis: When an overnight delivery driver delivers a package containing bricks of cocaine to the wrong address, it sets into motion a battle of wills and wits between the dealer, the intended recipients, and the people who have the drugs and plan to sell them off. Genre: Action & Adventure Release Date: May 8, 2009

‘DISTRICT 9′ TRAILER PROTECTS ALIEN ANONYMITY

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The trailer for the Peter Jackson produced film District 9 hit the interweb today, and let’s just hope the corporate aliens aren’t watching.  In it there’s a facially pixilated alien being interviewed like he’s a former employee ratting on a CEO.  Only it’s in alien-speak, so you can’t understand a word he’s saying.  Unless of course you’re a dirty alien bent on Earth’s destruction! The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp, who was in line to direct the feature adaptation of Halo until the budget reached the fabricated figure of a trillion dollars and the studio shut it down.  From the look of the trailer, though, Neill seems be skilled in the ways of creating an interesting landscape, even if it’s not Master Chief blasting away the Covenant in The Armory. Check it out after the jump. 

District 9

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Director: Neill BlomkampCast: William Allen Young, Robert Hobbs, Sharlto Copley, Jason CopeSynopsis: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. 

JAPANESE SCHOOLGIRL FIGHTS VAMPIRES, ‘BLOOD’ ENSUES

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The new U.S. version of the trailer for the Blood: The Last Vampire live-action adaptation is here.  It's got rice hat sporting dudes wielding katanas and popping out of the ground, ass-kicking vampires dressed like schoolgirls and voiceover from a guy who makes the Optimus Prime sound like a castrato.  Check it out after the jump.Blood: The Last Vampire opens in theaters this summer.

Weekend TV Preview

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Look at this glorious beast…Besides hunting your children and howling at the moon, the Yellowstone Wolf struggles for life in Yellowstone National Park amongst harsh conditions. Discovery has an Planet Earth-like series following this noble creature as it dodges geysers, battles bears for buffalo meat and survives in one of the last great pieces of vast wilderness. Video of a wolf/bear battle, a gas tanker exploding, and previews of Dollhouse and Breaking Bad after the jump.

‘THE OFFICE’: CASUAL FRIDAY + DAVE M. RAGES AGAINST B.J. NOVAK!

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[Editor's Note: Per writer "Dave M's" request, we're making this one quick, so that we can get to the real meat of this post, his impassioned letter to actor B.J. Novak.  Also, ScreenJunkies in no way endorses or agrees with Dave M's point of view.]Okay, Office Lovers.  We learned from this week's episode that Michael, Pam and Ryan have rejoined the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin and it's about time.  Splitting the glibness between 2 offices seemed a bit of a challenge for NBC's Office writing staff as the show ventured into more awkward situational humor than actual laughs during the last several Idris Elba-filled episodes… 

The Girlfriend Experience

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Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos Synopsis: A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work. Genre: Documentary Release Date: July 15, 2009

Southland Recap: Sally in the Alley

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Detectives Clarke, Adams, Bryant, and Moretta take the spotlight in this week’s episode of Southland to investigate the murder of a young woman in South Central Los Angeles. Sally in the AlleyThe body of a young woman has been discarded on the side of the road.  A group of kids are huddled around throwing balls at it.  A few of them pull out their cell phones to take pictures and record a video.  Some time later a call is made to report the body, and shortly thereafter the detectives show up.  Shockingly, this scenario occurs with such frequency that it has its’ own slang reference.  A slain, discarded female body is known in Cop jargon as 9 Sally in the alley.” 

Parks and Recreation Recap: Boy’s Club

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The episode opens with Leslie and Tom driving out to a hiking trail where, as Tom informs the camera, teenagers are thought to be digging out bags of dog poop out of the garbage and throwing them at each other, as a game. Knope is skeptical, but she and Tom quickly find out it is a harsh reality, as Leslie is pummeled by multiple bags, defending herself with a trash can lid, while Tom takes refuge in the car. Leslie quickly changes her attitude regarding the fighting as she begins to defend herself, hurling back the bags with vigor. Welcome to Pawnee, everybody!

‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ REVIEW

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I have to warn you: I’ve been an X-Men fan since I was a young’un, even going so far as to have an X-Men tattoo emblazoned onto my left arm in college.  Regrettably, my choice – a Jim Lee-era black circle with an “X” inside and red filler – can sometimes be mistaken for neo-Nazi chic.  Consequently, my wardrobe will forever include sleeves.  Last week, I caught a screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and director Gavin Hood gave a very sobered speech prior to rolling the film.  In it, he made it crystal clear that the now-infamous leaked version– the one that was critically bashed – was missing about 400 effects shots, an entire score, sound design, and the color timing had not been done, either.  In effect, it was a rough cut.  I haven’t seen it, though I must admit curiosity after rumors came out that the finished film and the leaked version were virtually the same, in terms of the edit.  But I went into it with optimism…

Revealing Morning News

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USA TODAY has an exclusive first pic from the eagerly-anticipated Iron Man 2. The still shows Tony Stark in his lab with a handful of Iron Man and War Machine suits. But wait, what is that in the background? It's blurry but I think that's a Wonder Woman costume. Looks like Robert Downey Jr. is up to his old tricks. Cobra attacks France in new G.I. Joe trailer. 57 mimes killed. (Empire) T-Pain joins live action Aqua Teen Hunger Force; has World's Greatest Career. (NY Mag) Development of Arrested Development movie arrested. (MTV) Crispin Glover is all kinds of time travelly up in this piece. (Cinema Blend) The Evolution of Chuck Norris. (Cracked)

NEW ‘SPAWN’ MOVIE SPAWNS A BUNCH OF LINKS

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According to FilmDrunk (via IESB), Todd McFarlane is working on a new Spawn sequel.  You could read the original article, but Film Drunk's take on it is a lot fartier.  Check it out here, and then read every single one of the articles via the links below, so you can tell all your friends that you know everything cool that has happened today.  Yes, with these links, you can command the conversation.  With these links, people will like you.Zillow could be used for everything (Holy Taco)Marvel Comics Films – Worst to Best (RottenTomatoes)10 Sexiest World of Warcraft Characters OF ALL TIME! (Manofest)5 Cocktails, 5 Movies – 1 Great Article (Pajiba)55 Photo Tribute to BUSTED TEES GIRLS (Manofest)Spank Bank: The Woman Known as Kerrie (GorillaMask)A-Rod Has Bitch Tits Courtesy of ILM (SickPigs)Why Last Night's Lost was bullsh*t (UnrealityMag)Arrested Development News Develops (The Playlist)Tony Stark's Mansion Should Look Like One of These (Uncoached)Sports Illiustrated Swimsuit Model Bar Rafaeli (BustedCoverage)6 Ways That PORN RUNS THE WORLD!!! (Cracked)Danny Huston joins Clash of The Titans as Poseidon (Filmofilia)

X-MEN STORIES THAT SHOULD BE ON FILM

Thursday, April 30 by

Well, well, well.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine is finally, officially in theaters.  At the risk of sounding like a shill for Fox, might we suggest you go out and see it and actually pay for a ticket?  But we’re not here to proselytize against movie piracy.  We’re here to talk about one thing: kickass X-Men source material ready for cinematic adaptation.  Before getting into the main focus of this feature, whet your appetite with a glance at some of the major comic book stories that directly influenced X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Marvel Comics Presents: Weapon X

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