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‘TERMINATOR SALVATION’ 5-MINUTE “HARVESTER” FEATURETTE

Monday, May 11 by

Not since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' "Coming Out of Their Shells" Tour has Pizza Hut delivered such a powerhouse promotional tie in.  Today, on the 'Hut's website, those bros at Warners posted a new 5-minute Terminator Salvation featurette that shows you the anatomy of a scene in which Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) blow the ever loving crap out of a combo 7-Eleven/Gas Station (and probably all the Terminator Salvation promotional Slurpee crazy straws within it). The best part is the interview with Special Effects Supervisor Michael Meinardus, who's supporting himself on crutches.  The dude looks like he injured himself jumping off his Harley to punch a T-800 in its exo-skull.  Check out the insightful and ass-kicking sequence – brought to you by Pizza Hut – after the jump.  [via /Film]

‘FUNNY PEOPLE’ TO GO ‘TROPIC THUNDER’ WITH FAKE MOVIES INSIDE MOVIE

Monday, May 11 by

In an interview with MTV, Judd Apatow spills the beans that his upcoming film Funny People will include scenes and "marketing materials" for a bunch of fake movies in which Adam Sandler's character George Simmons stars.  It's a conceit that worked really well in Tropic Thunder, with the inspired trailers for such high concept spoofs as Scorcher, The Fatties: Fart 2 and Satan's Alley (all three of which you can see after the jump, along with a short list of faux-films within the world of Funny People.

LEONIDAS VS. DEXTER IN ‘GAMER’ TRAILER

Monday, May 11 by

The new trailer for Gamer, Neveldine & Taylor's answer to Running Man, Death Race and The Matrix is out now.  The film stars Gerard Butler as a death row inmate named Kabel, who's become an unwitting pawn in a multi-player simulation game called "Slayers," created by evil genius Michael C. Hall (TV's Dexter).  We know where this is going, but Neveldine/Taylor always seem to find a way to increase the A.D.D. appeal in ways never thought possible.  The film also stars Amber Valetta, Ludacris, John Leguizmo and Terry Crews (The Expendables & Terminator Salvation).   Check it out after the jump if you're still even reading this.

BRAND NEW TERMINATOR: SALVATION PHOTOS

Monday, May 11 by

In an effort to further remove all suspense from Terminator Salvation, Warner Brothers has released 59 new photos from the upcoming release. I swear we'll have seen every frame of this film before it hits theaters. Anyway, I've decided to post the most surprising of all.Apparently we were fools to ever have trusted Vicki the Robot.See the rest of the pics at /Film.And here are some more morning headlines.As his star rises, Joel McHale's aspirations do not. (Cinema Blend) Common to be horribly miscast as B.A. Baracus? (Movie Hole)Willie probes ALF a la David Lynch. (Warming Glow)What the world needs more than anything right now is another dull and uninspired H2 poster. (Filmofilia)A LOST movie could happen. But probably won't. But it could. (Latino Review)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ESTIMATES: ‘STAR TREK’ TAKES $75 MILLION

Sunday, May 10 by

According to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily, Paramount's Star Trek pulled in $26 million on saturday, a 9% increase from Friday's box office.  The studio is reportedly confident that the totals for the film, including the Thursday night previews, will reach $75 million.  Not quite as big as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but one would have to think Star Trek's gonna outlast its mutant rival if the reviews mean anything.   In any case, it's another success for JJ Abrams to celebrate. In tribute to Mr. Abrams, here's a video from the Fine Brothers that posits what would happen if Trek met Lost.  See the rest of the weekend Box Office Estimates after the jump:

‘Motherlover’ SNL Digital Short

Saturday, May 9 by

Happy Mother's Day from those SNL Dicks in a Box, Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake.  (Featuring Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson.)

10 CLIPS FROM ‘TERMINATOR SALVATION’

Saturday, May 9 by

Recently, IESB.Net posted 10 – count 'em – 10 new clips from McG's Terminator Salvation.  Not a ton of spoilers, but a little extra context into a lot of stuff we've seen in the trailers already.  'Nuff said.  Watch with me if you want to live. #1 – "What are you doing here?"  

ODE TO LANDO CALRISSIAN

Saturday, May 9 by

Dear Star Wars fans,There's something I've needed to get off of my chest for years now… something that even when pointed out and shown in plain sight may shock people.  The true hero of the Rebel cause and destroyer of the Galactic Empire is not Luke Skywalker.I'm talking about Lando Calrissian.Luke, Leia and Han, while important characters, showed nowhere near the bravery or cunning of Lando.  He's just a misunderstood character, appearing as this Galaxy's Judas to some.  But rest assured nothing could be further from the truth.  Allow me to elucidate…

FOUR MINUTES OF ‘TERMINATOR SALVATION’

Friday, May 8 by

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‘GLADIATOR 2′ HAS A SCRIPT ?!?!?

Friday, May 8 by

Joey, do you like sequels about gladiators?For those of us who’ve seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, it’s probably a safe bet to say the story of Russell Crowe’s Maximus has already reached a satisfying end.  (If you haven’t seen it and you don’t mind SPOILERS… Maximus dies at the end after accomplishing all he set out to do, leaving no room for sequels per se).Yep, there is absolutely no way an audience could ever expect anything more from Crowe and Scott’s collaboration.  A sequel – aside from being completely unnecessary – seems nearly impossible.  Where’s the entry point?  There is no way the talent involved would even think about approaching a sequel to such a celebrated, complete story.  Right?What?  We’re talking about Hollywood?  In 2009?  Oh.  Ahem.  Right.Turns out that Nick Cave, writer of Australian western The Proposition and the upcoming adaptation of The Road, has written out a Gladiator 2 script that the folks over at Gone Elsewhere got a hold of.  If you’re into lengthy reviews, then you can check it out on their site.  If you’re into the Cliff Notes, then look no further than the jump. 

TRAILER #2 FOR ‘LAND OF THE LOST’

Friday, May 8 by

Friday Afternoon Link Time

Friday, May 8 by

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NEW ‘LAND OF THE LOST’ TRAILER

Friday, May 8 by

The newest trailer for the Will Ferrell comedy Land of the Lost debuted today, adn we have it after the jump.  The opening classroom scene is a nice little twisted spin on the classic Kindergarten Cop kids-say-the-darnedest-things conceit, setting up Ferrell's character as a failing scientist a bit more than we've seen in the Superbowl spot.  After that, it's pretty much two minutes of Ferrell running around and scream-talking at special effects, all underscored by The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again."  The he gets to make out with Anna Friel.  Typical.

NEW ‘GAMER’ MOTION POSTER

Friday, May 8 by

Crank writing/directing duo Neveldine & Taylor’s next movie (shot prior to Crank: High Voltage) is a futuristic thriller called Gamer, and features everyone's favorite Spartan Gerard Butler as a "star player" in a game called "Slayers," in which humans – like Butler – control other humans in online gaming environments.  Such a meta-actioner.  A metactioner.  I just coined it.  Send me money!!!Royalties aside, I think the new interactive poster for the film is worth showing you guys.  You can move your mouse over Butler's face and, instead of drawing a mustache like normal, you get to peel away layers to show the mastermind controlling him in the film.  Actually, he doesn't look super authoritarian, so maybe he's more of a middle managemind.Get to playing with Butler's face after the jump

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