Screen Junkies » amy adams http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:37:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Tim Burton To Direct Non-Depp Actors In ‘Big Eyes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tim-burton-to-direct-non-depp-actors-in-big-eyes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tim-burton-to-direct-non-depp-actors-in-big-eyes/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:19:54 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254244 Amy Adams and Chritoph Waltz, specifically.

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In news that’s sure to make Johnny Depp and his hats very, very sad, Tim Burton has announced a new film, and drafted several actors that don’t appear to be Johnny Depp. While one of the actors has long hair like Depp, and another is a man like Depp, it’s virtually certain that neither Amy Adams nor Christoph Waltz is Johnny Depp, which begs the questions, “Who the fuck does Tim Burton think he is? This is how he treats people he calls his friend?”

Big Eyes is the story of famed (I guess) painter Margaret Keane and her husband, Walter Keane and the couple’s rise to fame in the 50′s and 60′s. If you’re uncertain why Burton would take on such a project that isn’t cartoon-y or CGI…

Hold your goddamn horses and take a gander at Keane’s work. Right here.

Makes sense now, doesn’t it?

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9 Lesser-Known Muppets You’ll See In The New Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-lesser-known-muppets-youll-see-in-the-new-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-lesser-known-muppets-youll-see-in-the-new-movie/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:48:39 +0000 Archibald Bayou III http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237806 Who's the big blue guy? Read on and find out.

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This weekend sees the release of The Muppets, the first theatrical Muppet film since 1999′s Muppets From Space. The film has been promoted like gangbusters over the last three months, with constant TV appearances by classic Muppets like Kermit the Frog, Ms. Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Rowlf the Dog. But while even novice Muppet fans recognize these top tier characters, many are clueless to the lesser known Muppets appearing in the film’s trailers and publicity stills. As such, we’ve established this guide to some of the great unknown (or at least lesser-known) Muppets you’ll be seeing in the new film. They may not have lines or much screen time, but they are valid characters just the same, and probably more fun to drink with than many of their human co-stars.

Crazy Harry

Crazy Harry is known for his love of explosions. This may not qualify exactly as pyromania, but it was close enough for the original Muppet producers to shift his character to the background after The Muppet Show’s first few years. He did have a great cameo in the original Muppet Movie, however, and will be on hand (hopefully with dynamite) in the new film.

Lew Zealand

Although most casual Muppet fans don’t know his name, Lew Zealand is pretty recognizable as the Muppet with the amazing boomerang fish. He’s also very creepy in his appearance. Still though, at least he doesn’t have an explosives fetish, like Harry.

Pepe the King Prawn

This bizarre character is relatively new to the Muppet world, first appearing on Muppet’s Tonight. Pepe has a heavy Spanish accent, and takes great pride in being a Prawn, as opposed to a shrimp. In fact, he looks down upon shrimp, which pretty much makes him the only bigoted Muppet, except of course for Big Bird, who hates Mexicans.

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Everyone Thank Jason Segel For Not Ruining ‘The Muppets’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/everyone-thank-jason-segel-for-not-ruining-%e2%80%98the-muppets%e2%80%99/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/everyone-thank-jason-segel-for-not-ruining-%e2%80%98the-muppets%e2%80%99/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 22:00:50 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237265 Go and see the Muppets, and if you don’t like it, go straight to hell.

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I was expecting the worst. And why not? Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Karate Kid: The titles of beloved films that have been defecated upon by the Hollywood sequel/remake machine are too many to list. Why should The Muppets be any different? And the fact that Frank Oz was boycotting the project for various reasons, including the inclusion of fart jokes, seemed to confirm my fears.

Fart jokes? What is this, Phantom Menace?

But thankful, I was completely and unequivocally wrong. The Muppets was an enjoyable film on every level. Somehow, over 30 years after its premiere, Jason Segel and director James Bobin managed to capture the spirit of the original film and still appeal to a modern audience. It’s funny without being crude, earnest without being sappy, and self-referential without being smug. But most of all, unlike other attempts to recreate nostalgia, The Muppets is fun to watch because it feels like the old gang is really back together. I suppose the fact that Muppets don’t age probably helped, but it’s more than that. I could tell that the filmmakers were as excited to make this film as I was to watch it.

The movie begins in Small Town, U.S.A., where a very Muppet-esque character named Walter is living with his brother Gary (Segel). All his life, Walter has been obsessed with The Muppets, so he’s overjoyed to learn that Gary and his longtime-girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) have arranged for a trip to Los Angeles and a tour of The Muppet Studios. However, his joy is short-lived.

Upon reaching Los Angeles, the three quickly realize that The Muppets are no longer the draw they once were. The Muppet Theater is in complete disrepair, and The Muppet Studios are a shell of their former glory. The highlight of the tour is the door of Kermit’s old office, followed by a trip to the room where industrial cables are stored.

Bored with the official tour, Walter sneaks away from the group, and while hiding under Kermit’s old desk, he overhears the fiendish plot of Tex Richman (played perfectly by Chris Cooper), a billionaire who wants to tear down the studio and drill for more oil. But of course, there’s a catch. If the Muppets can raise $10 million, the studio will remain under their control.

And we’re off. Harry, Gary and Mary set out to warn Kermit of the impending danger, and from there Kermit must track down his old friends. It’s not a groundbreaking plot, but it works, and it gives us the perfect opportunity to see what’s become of our old friends. Fozzie is working a sad lounge act in Reno with a knock-off group known as “The Moopets,” Gonzo is running a pluming corporation, and Ms. Piggy is a designer in Paris. There is never any doubt that they’ll all agree to reunite, but the filmmakers manage to spin the predictability to their advantage, making light of the contrived plot twists rather than trying to mask them.

Despite the fact that I knew what was coming at every turn, I was still constantly surprised. Rather than simply rehashing what made the previous Muppet movies work, the film managed to tweak things just enough to keep it fresh without straying too far from what the audience expected. This includes the ending, which takes us exactly where we know we’re going, but by a slightly different route. Even the celebrity cameos set the right tone. The big names were there, but they weren’t the focus. Somehow, Jack Black managed to tone it down and let the Muppets be the center of attention. And the notable absence of Lady Gaga, who was previously rumored to be in the film, was a welcome treat.

Even the musical numbers, which usually lend themselves to cringe-worth moments, somehow kept me laughing. Yesterday, if you had told me the film included a rap number by Chris Cooper, it would have made me nauseous. But as much as I wanted to hate the scene, I just couldn’t. The movie was impervious to my cynicism. And considering I’m a cynical prick who works on the goddamn Internet, I think that says a lot. Hack writers like myself love to accuse movies of “raping” their childhood. Well, the only thing this movie raped was my bad attitude.

Go and see the Muppets, and if you don’t like it, go straight to hell.

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'The Muppets' Trailer, For Real This Time

Those lovable monsters/puppets The Muppets are coming to a theater near you (again) on November 23rd. In anticipation of this, Disney recently unveiled a bunch of new photos from the movie. You can check them out above – highlights include appearances by Chris Cooper and Wanda Sykes, not to mention a bunch of Muppet faces, both familiar and obscure. Want more funny pictures?

Apparently, the presentation on The Muppets at D23 was a success, with the clips and live portions getting positive reactions from those in attendance. Nobody from Screen Junkies is at D23 though, so you’ll have to make do with these photos.You read it here first. (The Playlist)

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Laurence Fishburne Is Perry White Somehow In ‘Man Of Steel’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laurence-fishburne-is-perry-white-somehow-in-man-of-steel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laurence-fishburne-is-perry-white-somehow-in-man-of-steel/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:06:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223303 Jimmy Olsen is gonna get TOLD.

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In news that’s sure to make William Petersen feel just greeeaaatttt about his decision to leave CSI for a career in movies, his CSI replacement has just booked a big role in Zack Snyder‘s Man Of Steel. That’s right. Laurence Fishburne has signed on to play Clark Kent’s jerk boss, the Daily Planet editor Perry White. This casting is a departure from the Perry White we’re used to (previously played by John Hamilton, Jackie Cooper and Frank Langella), but it’s a good sign overall for Snyder’s production, showing that he’s not afraid to shake it up and reinvigorate the classic hero’s story. Also, Fishburne is great in these authoritative roles. I wouldn’t want him for my boss. Poor Jimmy Olsen.

Fishburne joins Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond Harry Lennix and Christopher Meloni, with shooting beginning in the fall. (Deadline)

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PT Anderson’s Scientology Movie Is ‘The Master’ Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pt-andersons-scientology-movie-is-the-master-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pt-andersons-scientology-movie-is-the-master-again/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:03:03 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216825 Plus two more people are in it.

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For the past few weeks, you’ve been reading various entertainment news outlets clumsily referring to director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology movie as”Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology movie,” “Paul Thomas Anderson’s formerly titled The Master project,” “Paul Thomas Anderson’s strike for Xenu’s forces,” etc. Well, friends, that dark period of our nation’s history is finally over, as the movie is now back to officially being titled The Master.

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Now that that’s out of the way, I can report that The Master (ah, that feels good) has added two new actors to its cast: Josh Close and Fiona Dourif. Josh Close is said to be playing one of lead Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character’s disciples. Fiona Dourif (daughter of actor Brad Dourif), is playing an undisclosed part. They’re both also joining Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix in the movie.

The good news here is that when Close and Dourif call up their parents to tell them the good news, they can just say they’re in The Master, not “the Scientology movie” or whatever. Just The Master. (Variety)

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‘The Muppets’ Trailer, For Real This Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-trailer-for-real-this-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-trailer-for-real-this-time/#comments Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:20:46 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=216790 It's 'The Muppets'. What are you gonna do, not watch it? Come on.

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New Teaser For ‘The Muppets’ Tries To Put One Over On You Again

If you’ve been keeping track of the trailers for The Muppets (and why wouldn’t you be?) starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel, you know they’ve been doing a lot of trailer parodies, designed to “trick” and “fool” viewers into thinking they were watching something else, only to “surprise” them by being about Muppets instead. Well, not anymore – this complete and official trailer for The Muppets does nothing to disguise its own Muppetness – I guess that’s just life in Obama‘s America.

Anyway, the trailer looks pretty funny, if you’re into Muppets and everything. What I happen to like the most is that they kept most if not all of the movie’s copious celebrity cameos out of the trailer, leaving them as a fun surprise for people who go to see the movie. Whoa, that takes me back.

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The Muppets Parody Green Lantern In New Teaser Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-parody-green-lantern-in-new-teaser-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-muppets-parody-green-lantern-in-new-teaser-trailer/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:54:40 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=216408 Kermit may do a better raspy Ryan Reynolds than even Ryan Reynolds himself.

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We’ve already seen The Muppets skewer romantic comedies and The Hangover, and now they’ve got Green Lantern on lock. In this new parody teaser trailer, Kermit may do a better raspy Ryan Reynolds than even Ryan Reynolds himself. Chris Cooper also brings the mean to Kermie’s green as the new villain, and the film promises that it will not, I repeat will NOT, be in Swedish. Seems like a diss to the Swedish Chef, especially when it doesn’t take much to send him flying off the handle.

The Muppets run wildly into theaters November 23, 2011.

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Madisen Beaty Receives Orders From Xenu http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/madisen-beaty-receives-orders-from-xenu/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/madisen-beaty-receives-orders-from-xenu/#comments Sat, 04 Jun 2011 18:16:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214827 Another tragically lost soul.

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You might remember reading about Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled Scientology movie (formerly called The Master) casting a lot of people recently, including Amy Adams, Lena Endre, Laura Dern, and Rami Malek. Now, yet another actor with a dangerously high Thetan count has been added to the cast: From The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Madisen Beaty.

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Beaty was previously rumored to be attached to the project, but the character she’ll be playing is still unclear. The movie also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, here’s a brief plot synopsis, which you can trust because it wasn’t written by a pill-addled science fiction writer:

“Hoffman stars as a man who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls.”

Man, I should start a belief system. Lot of money in that. (The Film Stage)

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Paul Thomas Anderson Brainwashes Rami Malek Into His Cult http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-thomas-anderson-brainwashes-rami-malek-into-his-cult/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-thomas-anderson-brainwashes-rami-malek-into-his-cult/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 22:35:29 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214638 'The Pacific' actor has been indoctrinated and thetan-scanned into Anderson's new Scientology-based movie.

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The potentially-Scientology bashing movie from Paul Thomas Anderson sounds very intriguing. So far, the cast of the movie formerly known as The Master includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and Amy Adams. Now, another actor has been indoctrinated and thetan-scanned.

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Rami Malek (HBO’s”The Pacific“) has signed on to play Hoffman’s son-in-law in the film. Hoffman is the “prophet” behind the kooky cult. This gig comes to Malek after getting thoroughly Twilighted in Breaking Dawn, which just recently wrapped shooting. Filming begins on the untitled religious drama this month.

Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures is financing and The Weinstein Company will distribute. (Variety)

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Amy Adams Joins P.T. Anderson’s ‘The Master’, Scientologists Be Damned http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-joins-p-t-andersons-the-master-scientologists-be-damned/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-joins-p-t-andersons-the-master-scientologists-be-damned/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 19:47:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214296 She'll play Phillip Seymour Hoffman's wife. Only in Hollywood!!!!

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Before signing up to play Lois Lane in Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel, Amy Adams is setting some time aside to appear in a good film. She has been cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master to play the wife of Phillip Seymour Hoffman‘s “Master,” a character who goes by the name of Lancaster Dodd. This announcement follows yesterday’s news that Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Laura Dern were cast.

The role was originally offered to Reese Witherspoon last year, but when production ground to a halt when everyone in Hollywood realized that they were biting the hand that feeds them with the thinly-veiled treatment of Scientology. As such, the project went away, and so did Witherspoon.

It’ unknown exactly how much this project’s subject matter parallels the story of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology and how critical of the topic it is, especially after a possible rewrite late last year before mega-badass Megan Ellison saved the project, but it’s safe to say that any story about Scientology is sure to raise a few eyebrows in Hollywood. You know, due to all those freaky Scientologists.

Production on the film starts on June 13th.

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New Teaser For ‘The Muppets’ Tries To Put One Over On You Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-teaser-for-the-muppets-tries-to-put-one-over-on-you-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-teaser-for-the-muppets-tries-to-put-one-over-on-you-again/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:18 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213731 Nice try, Muppets!

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The last trailer for The Muppets put one over on us all, tricking us into thinking it was for some romantic comedy. Now, in their second showing, the teaser is a parody of The Hangover, which brings the implication of drunk Muppets right to the front of my mind.

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There’s also a cameo from Wanda Skyes as a not-sassy police officer. Watch out for another surprise celebrity cameo in that scene, as well. Any guesses for what the next Muppets teaser will be a parody of? I’m guessing Schindler’s List.

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Ha ha, you should have seen the look on your face when you watched the above trailer, thinking at first that it was some lame romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams. But it isn’t! It’s The Muppets, starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams.

It’s a pretty hilarious trailer, and they commit better than most to the “fake trailer” conceit. I would have loved to post this as a trailer for “Green With Envy,” but they do such a good job faking it that you probably would have turned it off after 10 seconds or so. And that would have been a shame, because you would have missed the really expensive explosion at the end.

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Official Bidness: Amy Adams Cast As Lois Lane http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-amy-adams-cast-as-lois-lane/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-amy-adams-cast-as-lois-lane/#comments Sun, 27 Mar 2011 18:57:39 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203906 Is Amy Adams too adorable to play Lois Lane?

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Zack Snyder has finally gotten around to casting Superman‘s best gal pal Lois Lane in his upcoming Superman reboot with the announcement that Amy Adams is getting the part (which might mean she’s no longer interested in singing with Tom Cruise). Now all he has to do is figure out how to make leaping over a tall building in a single bound look cool in slow-motion. Here’s Snyder on the part:

“There was a big, giant search for Lois …  For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it. It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes.  That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him.”

Props to Snyder for putting more thought into this casting decision than “hot chicks are cool” like he did in Watchmen. I think Adams is a great choice for the role, in that it’s difficult to characterize without using words like “plucky.” Hopefully Adams won’t let the par drive her insane like Margot Kidder did. (LA Times)

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Amy Adams To Duet With Tom Cruise? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-to-duet-with-tom-cruise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-to-duet-with-tom-cruise/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:28:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203427 Amy Adams wants to know what love is.

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Future Janis Joplin dress-up party attendee Amy Adams recently got an Academy Award nomination for her uncharacteristically serious role in The Fighter, and now rumor has it that she’s following it up in the most logical way possible: A musical comedy with Tom Cruise. Adam Shankman, the movie’s director, is reportedly courting Adams for the part he originally offered to Anne Hathaway, which she had to decline because of her duties as Catwoman. Here’s some info on the part:

“She would play an uptight journalist who intends to eviscerate Stacee Jax with an expose. A seduction ensues instead, and after they duet to the Foreigner song I Want To Know What Love Is, nature takes its course.”

If this solidifies, Adams would be co-starring with Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand. So if you like the idea of seeing those people singing 80s pop tunes, get excited. (via Deadline)

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Buttload Of New ‘Muppets’, ‘Stranger Tides’, And ‘Green Lantern’ Pics http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/buttload-of-new-muppets-stranger-tides-and-green-lantern-pics/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/buttload-of-new-muppets-stranger-tides-and-green-lantern-pics/#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:44:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=18821 Check out these non-moving pictures from this summer's biggest moving pictures.

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Check out these non-moving pictures from this summer’s biggest moving pictures.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES – You may be quick to criticize these pictures (or the existence of the film entirely) as looking exactly like the other films in the series. Then you’d look like a damned fool. They’re clearly wearing more blue in this film and Johnny Depp‘s hair is on loan from “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox.

TH GREEN LANTERNIn this very exciting picture, Green Lantern and Hector Hammond are chilling together at some kind of premiere. You can see the Lantern is about to conjure a light ball or something else cosmic between his palms. It’s weird to see Peter Sarsgaard playing the ugly guy. I guess Jackie Earle Haley was booked.

THE MUPPETSJason Segal and Amy Adams cut a rug. They will later wrap the rug fragments around Segal’s forearm and hot glue eyeballs to it.


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Aw Man, The Muppet Movie Has Hipsters http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/aw-man-the-muppet-movie-has-hipsters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/aw-man-the-muppet-movie-has-hipsters/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:29:53 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=12553 We have photo proof that hipsters have been loitering around the set of the new Muppet Movie. The muppet in question goes by the name of Walter and probably listens to bands named after the sounds that pots make when they hit the floor.

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We have photo proof that hipsters have been loitering around the set of the new Muppet Movie. The muppet in question goes by the name of Walter and probably listens to bands named after the sounds that pots make when they hit the floor. It was once believed that Michael Cera would provide the voice of Walter (the hipster cherry on top), but in fact the muppet’s puppeteer Peter Linz will take on the task. Nice headband, Linz. Are you the frontman for The Clanks? (Bleeding Cool)

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Amy Adams http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/amy-adams/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/amy-adams/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:58:37 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=11841 Just who will Amy Adams be fighting in The Fighter? No one, because girl boxing is lame.

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Just who will Amy Adams be fighting in The Fighter? No one, because girl boxing is lame. Her unbridled cuteness, however, will surely make the film’s obligatory romantic scenes all the more worthwhile. Forget that Adrian chick — Amy is the troubled girl of a troubled boxer for the new era. Will she tame the unquenchable fire of testosterone-fueled rage in her man’s heart? Hard to say, but in any case it’ll be fun watching her try.

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Watch This Spike Jonze Approved ‘The Fighter’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/spike-jonze-approved-the-fighter-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/spike-jonze-approved-the-fighter-trailer/#comments Wed, 01 Dec 2010 22:55:24 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=10032 Director Spike Jonze really seriously for reals wants you to see his friend David O. Russell's The Fighter. He saw it and loved it, and doesn't think that the original studio trailer does it justice.

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Director Spike Jonze really seriously for reals wants you to see his friend David O. Russell‘s The Fighter. He saw it and loved it, and doesn’t think that the original studio trailer does it justice. He even sent Peter over at /Film a letter regarding the matter:

Hey Peter -

Spike here. I’m writing on behalf of my friend David Russell, regarding his new movie The Fighter. Did you get a chance to see it yet? How insanely great is Christian Bale?

Can you do me a favor and post this 2 minute trailer called “Pressure” on your site?

The trailer that they put out originally makes the film feel a little generic and I just want to help David get the word out. I got to see it a few weeks ago, and I loved it, and if all you saw is the trailer that’s out, you might not know that it’s as interesting and strong as it is.

Thanks for your help!
Spike

I was already looking forward to seeing The Fighter before watching the above trailer, and don’t see how it differs that much from the original one. But hey, I’ll do whatever I can to keep O. Russell from calling Spike a c*nt.

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The Fighter http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-fighter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-fighter/#comments Tue, 16 Nov 2010 01:12:56 +0000 Defy Media Director: David O. Russell Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee Synopsis: A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother...

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Director: David O. Russell

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee

Synopsis: A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Release Date: December 10th, 2010

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Review: The Fighter http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-fighter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-fighter/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:33:07 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7562 The secret screening at AFI Film Festival was the long awaited boxing drama The Fighter. Mark Wahlberg waited four years to make this movie and it was a lot for me to take. I mean, I can handle death and despair. That’s a good time at the movies. You give me an abusive family and that’s just hopeless.

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The secret screening at AFI Film Festival was the long awaited boxing drama The Fighter. Mark Wahlberg waited four years to make this movie and it was a lot for me to take. I mean, I can handle death and despair. That’s a good time at the movies. You give me an abusive family and that’s just hopeless.

Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) is an up and coming local boxer. His brother Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) trains him and his mom, Alice (Melissa Leo) is his manager. Dickie is a crackhead and Alice is turning down paying offers for Mickey out of family loyalty, so they’ve totally got his best interests at heart.

This is really a drug movie disguised as a boxing movie. Dickie is really strung out and he’s destroying his whole family. It’s a slice of life, but a heavy drinking, hard living slice. They could pass, maybe, if you don’t go in their house, but the Wards are really sick and dangerous people. Bale is all Machinist up in here. Dickie is acting up when he’s happy. Imagine how he gets when things aren’t going well.

The threat Alice feels when Mickey gets opportunities on his own is really disturbing. It’s like “I want what’s best for you until you disagree.” It’s the sad story you see so often where someone thinks control is the same as love and respect. You want to kill your sons, keep doing what you’ve been doing the past nine years. How many failures before you accept you’re not good for him?

It’s really depressing for me to see people stuck with the bad decisions of others. There’s no catharsis or triumph over adversity to me. Maybe you get to a point where they clean up and aren’t constantly damaging to you, is existing the best we can offer? No actual relationship, just hope for non-destruction?

It takes another woman, Charlene (Amy Adams) to support Mickey. It’s still scary how dangerous Mickey’s family is. I guess the story is ultimately how they all made peace, but that doesn’t comfort me. Even Mickey’s support gets controlling of him. I guess it all breeds itself over and over. That really messes with me because I needed Mickey to have some trust in his life.

There’s also some boxing. David O. Russell really builds those rousing moments. It’s subtle within that whole family drama, but you are cheering for Mickey. Fights are filmed with TV cameras, only you see them in widescreen. Russell has a few other interesting visual techniques for creating a scene.

The Fighter is good. It tells its story and everyone involved really sells it. It’s a story that’s so hard for me to take, I’ll never watch it again. If I’d known how emotionally abusive his family was, I might have braced myself. It just makes me appreciate that I get to live on my own and be my own person with my family. This behavior is tragic.

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Zach Galifianakis Might Join Muppet Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-might-join-muppet-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-might-join-muppet-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Zach Galifianakis, everyone's favorite bearded comedian at the moment, is in talks to appear in the upcoming Muppet movie as a person, even though he looks a helluva lot like Fozzy Bear. Robert Downey Jr. dropped the casting news during a press interview for Due Date. That Downey. He's incorrigable. Galifianakis would join Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, and Chris Cooper, who have all already been cast. The new film, directed by James Bobin, will "take place within a showbiz setting and follow the Muppets as they try to save their studio from a greedy oil baron (Cooper) who wants to dig for oil. Segel is set to play the lead who reunites the Muppets for one last show to save the studio; Adams is his girlfriend, while Jones will play an ABC executive." No word yet on what Galifianakis would play. Maybe a film director. It's time he put that beard to good use. (ThePlaylist)

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Zach Galifianakis, everyone’s favorite bearded comedian at the moment, is in talks to appear in the upcoming Muppet movie as a person, even though he looks a helluva lot like Fozzy Bear. Robert Downey Jr. dropped the casting news during a press interview for Due Date. That Downey. He’s incorrigable.

Galifianakis would join Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, and Chris Cooper, who have all already been cast. The new film, directed by James Bobin, will "take place within a showbiz setting and follow the Muppets as they try to save their studio from a greedy oil baron (Cooper) who wants to dig for oil. Segel is set to play the lead who reunites the Muppets for one last show to save the studio; Adams is his girlfriend, while Jones will play an ABC executive." No word yet on what Galifianakis would play. Maybe a film director. It’s time he put that beard to good use. (ThePlaylist)

 

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‘The Fighter’ Trailer #2 http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-fighter-trailer-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-fighter-trailer-2/#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:04:45 +0000 Reza F. Paramount aired a new trailer for David O. Russell’s The Fighter last night during the season finale of”Mad Men.” It’s for all dem high brow smarts peoples out there who...

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Paramount aired a new trailer for David O. Russell’s The Fighter last night during the season finale of”Mad Men.” It’s for all dem high brow smarts peoples out there who love a good underdog Oscar bait film. Saying this movie is Oscar bait isn’t meant as a dig. I’m actually very excited to see it even though it’s not the most groundbreaking take on a boxer movie. Everyone in the cast looks like they’re on their game, especially Christian Bale who never fails to transform himself into a batsh*t crazy mess. I know nothing more about his performance than what I’ve seen in the trailer, but I’m calling his Supporting Actor nomination right now. The Academy loves it when actors lose weight and hair.

Check out the trailer below.

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The New ‘Muppet Movie’ Gets Some Humans (Almost) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-new-muppet-movie-gets-some-humans-almost/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-new-muppet-movie-gets-some-humans-almost/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Muppets are pretty damn awesome all by themselves. Why someone would take a perfectly good Muppet movie and add humans to it is something I'll never know, but it seems the film's screenwriter, Jason Segal, is doing just that. Aside from casting himself in the film, Segal is bringing a whole host of skinjobs with him. Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones are reported very close to signing on to the project. "Adams would play Segal's girlfriend, Cooper would play the greedy villain, and Jones would play an ABC executive." The plot involves the Muppets getting their show back together in order to save a movie studio. Cooper wants to buy the studio so he can drill for oil underneath its property, but Kermit the Frog is all like, "F**k that noise, son!" Unfortunately, they'll probably cut that last line out. Ya know, for the kids. (THR via Vulture)

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The Muppets are pretty damn awesome all by themselves. Why someone would take a perfectly good Muppet movie and add humans to it is something I’ll never know, but it seems the film’s screenwriter, Jason Segal, is doing just that. Aside from casting himself in the film, Segal is bringing a whole host of skinjobs with him.

Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones are reported very close to signing on to the project. "Adams would play Segal’s girlfriend, Cooper would play the greedy villain, and Jones would play an ABC executive." The plot involves the Muppets getting their show back together in order to save a movie studio. Cooper wants to buy the studio so he can drill for oil underneath its property, but Kermit the Frog is all like, "F**k that noise, son!"

Unfortunately, they’ll probably cut that last line out. Ya know, for the kids. (THR via Vulture)

 

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‘The Fighter’ Trailer Wants Your Oscar Vote http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-fighter-trailer-wants-your-oscar-vote/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-fighter-trailer-wants-your-oscar-vote/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:20:00 +0000 Reza F. Win by Technical Derp-out. The trailer has dropped for David O. Russell‘s The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams. Holy crap does this movie look like Oscar bait,...

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Win by Technical Derp-out.

The trailer has dropped for David O. Russell‘s The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams. Holy crap does this movie look like Oscar bait, and not necessarily in a bad way. The trailer alone had me quickly transitioning through a range of emotions. My work desk is currently covered in tears, blood, and Jujubes. I secreted the first two.

The film follows boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid-1980s. It’s just your average gu fighting the good fight to fight in the fighting ring, and of course in life. Also, check out Amy Adams as a take-no-sh*t bartender. Give her sass and she’ll claw your eyes out.

The Fighter steps into theaters December 10, 2010.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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Amy Adams to Take On Janis Joplin http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-to-take-on-janis-joplin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-to-take-on-janis-joplin/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Wyck Godrey, producer of the Twilight Saga, spoke with Fearnet the other day and confirmed that Amy Adams will indeed be playing the subject of the Janis Joplin biopic, should it ever actually happen. Fernando Meirelles (City of God) is attached to direct, but no studio has signed on and it doesn't seem there's even a completed script. So basically they've secured an actress and a director for a movie with no money or story. Hey, it hasn't stopped the porn industry from thriving.Speaking of sex, is Amy Adams the best actress to portray a drug-addled nymphomaniac such as Joplin? I look at Adams and assume she's never even seen a penis or hypodermic needle, let alone had both inside of her at the same time. She's really going to have to step outside her comfort level to fully embrace the role, or take a boatload of drugs to get through the ordeal. Hey, it hasn't stopped the porn industry from thriving. (Deadline)

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Wyck Godrey, producer of the Twilight Saga, spoke with Fearnet the other day and confirmed that Amy Adams will indeed be playing the subject of the Janis Joplin biopic, should it ever actually happen. Fernando Meirelles (City of God) is attached to direct, but no studio has signed on and it doesn’t seem there’s even a completed script. So basically they’ve secured an actress and a director for a movie with no money or story. Hey, it hasn’t stopped the porn industry from thriving.

Speaking of sex, is Amy Adams the best actress to portray a drug-addled nymphomaniac such as Joplin? I look at Adams and assume she’s never even seen a penis or hypodermic needle, let alone had both inside of her at the same time. She’s really going to have to step outside her comfort level to fully embrace the role, or take a boatload of drugs to get through the ordeal. Hey, it hasn’t stopped the porn industry from thriving. (Deadline)

 

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Julie and Julia http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/julie-and-julia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/julie-and-julia/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:23:46 +0000 Reza F. Title: Julie And Julia Director: Nora Ephron Cast: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep Synopsis: The movie also follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child's memoir, MY LIFE IN FRANCE, which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud'homme. Genre: Comedy Release Date: August 7, 2009

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Title: Julie And Julia

Director: Nora Ephron

Cast: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

Synopsis: The movie also follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child’s memoir, MY LIFE IN FRANCE, which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud’homme.

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: August 7, 2009

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