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‘FRANKENHOOD’ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Wednesday, April 29 by

The audience is packed tight in the four-hundred-person comedy theater on Melrose Boulevard. Before the lights go down, drinks are clinking, and overworked waitstaff are scrambling to get plates of fried chicken fingers to their tables. One man sitting near the stage says, to no one in particular, that tonight "better be f*%$@#g funny." His girlfriend asks him to check the score on the Lakers game. It's Mo Betta' Mondays at the Hollywood Improv, a night usually sold-out, but especially packed this evening for the DVD release party of Lionsgate's Frankenhood. The cast will be performing stand-up comedy sets, and the audience wants to get to it. If you haven't yet heard of Frankenhood, think Half Baked meets Weekend At Bernie's; a stoner romp from the perspective of a few ambitious losers who end up resurrecting a Shaq-esque corpse with a car battery to play on their three man basketball team.

Frankenhood

Wednesday, April 29 by

Director: Blaxwell SmartCast: DeRay Davis, Jasper Redd, Charles Q. Murphy, J.B. SmooveSynopsis: Two guys who work at a morgue enlist the services of a reanimated corpse to better their chances at a streetball tournament.

‘THE BOAT THAT ROCKED’ IS NOT JUST ANOTHER NAME FOR DAVID LEE ROTH’S YACHT

Wednesday, April 29 by

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‘SNAKES ON A PLANE’ TV EDIT OUTTAKES

Wednesday, April 29 by

Our next comic needs no introduction but we’ll give him one all the same… back from his debut review of ‘Obsessed w/ Beyoncé and That White Bitch.’ Laaaadies and Geeeeentlemeeeeen! Mr.!  Tacoooo!  Perkiiiiins! [Uninspired applause]

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES SOUNDBOARD WILL CONJURE MEMORIES, ANNOY CO-WORKERS

Wednesday, April 29 by

If you didn't know, it's the 25th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  You can send all of your gifts made of silver to Mirage Studios.  Might I suggest this lovely pendant?Now of course, the big announcement this past week was the new live action feature film.  But you don't have to wait for 2011 to get your dose of Turtle Power. On May 12, Lionsgate is releasing Season 7 of the original TMNT animated series.  Season 7 includes classic episodes like, "Rust Never Sleeps," where the Turtles save the Eiffel Tower, and "Elementary, My Dear Turtles," an offbeat team-up with Sherlock Holmes in London.  It's like a virtual European Turtle Travelogue.  In "shell-ebration" (yes, that's trademarked) of the DVD release, the official site has posted a TMNT sound board widget…

ALIENS AND GORILLAS AND WOLVERINE, OH MY! BEHIND THE SCENES OF A HOLLYWOOD FX HOUSE

Wednesday, April 29 by

Indy Mogul posted their new episode of 'Hollywood FX,' which takes us behind the scenes of a company called Amalgamated Dynamics.  A.D.I. is a company formed by a some of Stan Winston's protegés, and they were kind enough to allow Hollywood FX a pretty damn in-depth exposé.  And with that last sentence, this may be the most amount of co-opted French words with accents I've ever posted.  Check out the clip after the jump which includes, as the post's title touts, glimpses at creature FX from Wolverine, Aliens… and a mind-blowing animatronic Gorilla head that will blow your mind all over your face.  Bring handy-wipes for your computer monitor.

NEW BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FROM ‘THE EXPENDABLES’

Wednesday, April 29 by

Some new behind-the-scenes footage from The Expendables popped up on the film's official production blog.  It gives us a cool glimpse at Sylvester Stallone as a director.  Marvel as he waves a gun around during a scene's rehearsal, while key crew members cringe for fear of having their heads blown off by a (presumably) prop gun.  There's some 1st A.D. looking fellow who literally drops to the floor at one point.  This reminds me of that great story about Kubrick randomly shooting off a shotgun during the filming of The Shining to keep Shelley Duvall on edge so that it bled into her performance.  That's an epic win for Kubrick.  But that sort of thing is probably frowned upon by SAG these days.  Way to go, unionized labor. *sarcastic celebratory firing of shotgun into the air* Watch the video, which also includes a nice moment in which Stallone refers to an airplane as "sex" incarnate, after the jump.

Sword Fightin’ Morning News

Wednesday, April 29 by

Michael Bay and McG have been feuding these last few months over who's robot movie will rule the box office this summer. But now /film reports that McG has taken it to a new level. He wants to measure one another's ding-dongs in a public forum. Really, McG?? I expect that kind of thing from Brett Ratner but not from you. Reached for comment, Bay responded, "My boom stick is legendary. Sometimes I use it to floor the accelerator on my Hummer. Talk about horse power! BOOM!" Transformers 2 trailer leaks online and probably on John Turturro as well. (Cinematical) Steve Carrell is being blackmailed. (Cinema Blend) You will not be laughing at Marlon Wayans on purpose this time around. (Latino Review) Ridley Scott is out of ideas. (IESB)Expendables set footage. (Empire)

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Tuesday, April 28 by

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McCONAUGHEY + BECKINSALE + DWARVES = ‘TIPTOES’

Tuesday, April 28 by

Thanks to twitter, we now get more updates about cinematic arcana faster than we could ever dare to dream.  Danny from Totally Rad Show brought this video to the Twittersphere's attention moments earlier. It is a REAL trailer for a REAL movie from 2003 called Tiptoes, starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale and… well… originally when I started watching this trailer, I got about ten seconds through and, in complete jest, shot back a tweet to @DannyTRS saying 'Gary Oldman plays a convincing dwarf.'  But then I kept watching the trailer and here's the thing: IT IS GARY F**KING OLDMAN AS A DWARF.  The real Gary Oldman.  Commissioner Gordon.  Dracula.  Sid Vicious.  Sirius Black.  That Gary Oldman.  I don't know how they did the effects, but holy crap.  Just watch this trailer after the jump.  It'll warm your heart, but then blow your mind.  Also, it starts out with a scene in which Kate Beckinsale offers to blow Matthew McConaughey, followed by some awesome rock music kicking in to intro the rest of the trailer.

HILARY DUFF & OLIVIA THIRLBY ABOLUTELY NOT NAKED IN ‘WHAT GOES UP’ TRAILER

Tuesday, April 28 by

What Goes Up (formerly Safety Glass), starring Hilary Duff, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck (the very under-watched The Wackness), Steve Coogan and Molly Shannon… has a new trailer out today.  Aside from the grating voiceover that makes it sound like a straight to DVD Disney flick, I'm intrigued, thanks largely in part to the solid cast, and the weird looking girls who tell Steve Coogan that they go to class in a shed. WHAT GOES UP opens on Friday, May 29.  Watch the trailer after the jump. 

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JOHN AUGUST MAKES IT SO ANY IDIOT CAN WRITE A SCRIPT

Tuesday, April 28 by

When I'm not writing on ScreenJunkies, I write scripts, which means I write scripts about never.  But when I used to have time to write scripts, I became avid reader of successful scribe John August's Blog.  If you don't know John August, he's the dude who wrote Go, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, the Frankenweenie feature, and others.  I think my favorite thing he's ever written, though, is his blog.  Sort of like how my favorite thing that Stephen King's ever written is his non-fiction On Writing, an exposé into the inner workings of King, the writer.  Anyway, John August has really made his blog into a database of invaluable knowledge for aspiring screenwriters, and he's now started toadd what he's calling a "scriptcast," which is basically an instructional video installment.  His most recent example is called "Entering a Scene," and teaches you how to make a character's entrance more engaging.  More specifically, he chooses to describe a character as having a bolo tie and a walrus-like mustache." A little research will probably uncover that John August and Wilford Brimley share the same agent.  Watch and learn some screenwriting after the jump, if you ever want to work in this town again.

OLIVER STONE TO DIRECT ‘WALL STREET 2′

Tuesday, April 28 by

In a breaking Variety story, 20th Century Fox has brought Oliver Stone back to direct the sequel to his 1987 Wall Street.  Also, there are strong rumors that one Shia LaBeouf is also involved.  Variety says: "LaBeouf is negotiating to join Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in the original pic.  The sequel will once again involve a young Wall Street trader, and the recent economic meltdown spurred by rampant greed and corruption will fit prominently into the plot." All the way back in October, Wall Street Fighter actually called LaBoeuf out as the potential neo-Sheen (that sounds like a leather upholstery cleaner, doesn't it?).  Head on over there for more about that spot on prediction, and some other rumors about the film, pre-Stone.  And if you're feeling greedy today, check out the infamous clip of one Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) preaching the me-first mantra that got us into this economic clusterf**k in the first place.  Yes, I blame the shitty economy on one Michael Douglas.

NEW ‘STAR TREK’ CLIPS

Tuesday, April 28 by

Well, we only have a little over a week before JJ Abrams' Star Trek beams into theaters.  The reviews have started rolling in already and critics have cuddled up to the movie like a herd of Tribbles that just don't wanna let go.  But for those of us who haven't seen it yet, the film's marketers are still keeping us alive with drops from the Trek I.V.  Here's a dose, courtesy of the good nurses at IGN:Our focus will be on the following clip, in which Kirk teaches us all how to pick up space chicks, all while having an ugly bar patron acting as uncomfortable intermediary.  We've seen the tail end of it in another clip that's been floating around since early April, but this tells you how Kirk even got to rub shoulders with Uhura.  Watch and learn, ensigns. 

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