Screen Junkies » Katie Holmes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 The Film Cult Presents: Go http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/the-film-cult-presents-go/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/the-film-cult-presents-go/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:32:56 +0000 Philip Harris http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263980 Warning! Spoilers Ahead! In the spring of 1999, just before I graduated from high school, I met a young man named Zoe. He was a few years older and, I...

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In the spring of 1999, just before I graduated from high school, I met a young man named Zoe. He was a few years older and, I thought, far worldlier than I. We met on a now defunct chat room late one night after my parents had gone to bed. I fell instantly in love with him and a few weeks later he took a bus into Hollywood one morning so we could meet. He had a black eye and over the course of that day he stole my watch, confessed that he lived in some detention camp for wayward youth, and told me he loved me. He’d told the authorities that he was going to his grandmother’s funeral. As an innocent kid from the LA burbs, all of this seemed terribly attractive and exciting to me. I lived with my parents in Glendale, where there was always fresh watermelon, newspapers, and plenty of protection.

Because of his lie to the authorities, Zoe was kicked out of his living situation and went to live with a friend who had a mobile home out in Yucaipa. The last time we spoke, after my parents’ banned me from seeing him, was on the phone one night after he’d gotten high with his friend, had sex with said friend, and called to tell me that he wanted me to see a movie called “Go.” He said this movie was exactly the kind of life he wanted us to live together—running wild, going to raves, taking drugs. As he spoke of this movie, of how much it meant to him, I realized that we would never be together. After all, I wasn’t even eighteen, and something about “Go” felt dangerous, like it had unleashed a devil in him from which I quickly withdrew.

I never saw Zoe again. I graduated from high school and went to community college. After Y2K failed to bring the melodrama it had promised, I became bored with life, caring nothing for my own future, giving no time to the venture of self. Then, one Saturday afternoon, my brother rented “Go” from Blockbuster.

“Go” is three interweaving story lines of multiple young people on the verge of danger at the end of the twentieth century. A girl tries to scam a drug dealer. A traveling Brit tries to outsmart a pimp, and two gay guys try to escape a pyramid scheme. The jokes are fast, not particularly smart, but always sarcastic, which resonated with me instantly. The plot is all right. It’s not brilliant, but it’s entertaining. The cast is phenomenal. Scott Wolf, Timothy Olyphant, Taye Diggs, Jay Mohr, and even Katie Holmes, each play major roles throughout. In fact, Wolf and Mohr are the aforementioned gay couple. It’s fascinating to watch each of these now mega-famous actors cut their teeth in a quirky film about a rave and drugs. Katie Holmes was still wholesome, while Timothy Olyphant made the perfect skeezy drug dealer who was equal parts hot and hilarious. Also, keep your eyes akimbo for a then unknown Melissa McCarthy toward the film’s end.

My brother and I loved it. We integrated quotes into our daily vernacular almost immediately: “Don’t go all 818 on me.” “I don’t even give my friends head.” “Look at your shirt, bitch. This ain’t Hawaii.” I saw what Zoe had loved about the film. None of the young characters appear to have parents. They all have cars and clothes and schedules fit for middle-aged, full-time workers. They were all pretending to be adults, not realizing that pretending to be something you’re not always turns out bad. Zoe wanted his life to be a movie in which beautiful teens are hit by cars and don’t die, in which your friends are always available to get high and go on adventures. As you can imagine, his life was not this. He was doing drugs in a mobile home out in the desert.

I knew my life wasn’t like the characters’ in “Go.” Hell, my life wasn’t even like Zoe’s. I didn’t do drugs and until then only ever did anything as dangerous as meet strangers off the internet, which, granted, was dangerous enough. Still, I knew that the characters in “Go” were still the cool kids in high school. That is, not me, which I’d grown to accept years earlier. Still, I wanted a taste of that life. The danger from which I’d originally detracted now seemed exciting to me.

Over the years, “Go” has actually become a family favorite. We watch it at least twice a year, each family member delighting in their own contained excitement of vicariously living a fictional character’s story arch. The jokes seem less funny, but the actors are all still beautiful, especially Timothy Olyphant who is shirtless throughout. I wonder if my family members ever wonder what their lives could have been had they gone on more dangerous adventures. To me, now a man in my thirties, “Go” seems almost innocent in its depiction of pre-2000 debauchery. Everyone thought the internet was going to take us to different worlds, never once thinking that it would eventually just make the world smaller. Justin Bieber was a six-year-old living in Canada. Facebook didn’t exist.

When my family now suggests we watch “Go” I always have to convince myself to watch it with them. I recently realized that the comfort of living vicariously through a character’s life is not something I need. In the years following my initial viewing of “Go”, I flew to Chicago to meet another man I met on the internet, spending a weekend with him in his dorm room and subsequently cheating on my boyfriend back in Los Angeles. I did the same a year later, this time going to a rave in San Francisco with a stranger, only to be stranded in a Sacramento parking lot at five the next morning. That same year, when I was nineteen, I popped a blood vessel in my right eye during a long weekend in Las Vegas. I shortly after dropped out of community college and soon found myself in Hollywood apartments at three in the morning with strangers, frequently allowing myself to dance in West Hollywood clubs until I was so dehydrated that I had to make out with bartenders for free bottles of water.

No, “Go” is not a way for me to live something I never got the chance to. “Go” is a reminder of the innocent kid I was and how that kid, because of a black-eyed druggie named Zoe, learned to never let any of my crazy, and sometimes idiotic, adventures go too far. For when I thought I might be in too much danger, when that devil would appear, I could hear Jay Mohr whisper a single word in my ear.   

 

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Tom Cruise Has Telekinetic And Telepathic Powers. Allegedly. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tom-cruise-has-telekinetic-and-telepathic-powers-allegedly/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tom-cruise-has-telekinetic-and-telepathic-powers-allegedly/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:29:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249693 MIND BULLETS!

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes released a statement asking that their family receive privacy while going through divorce proceedings. Sounds like they have something to hide if you ask me. Could this dirty secret be super powers?

What powers you ask? I dunno how ’bout the power of flight? That do anything for ya? That’s levitation, holmes. How ’bout the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away… with mind bullets!

According to the Daily Mail, yes. Tom Cruise is a Jedi or something.

They’ve run a story that states the Church of Scientology allegedly believes Tom Cruise to have both telekinetic and telepathic powers.

‘OTs can allegedly move inanimate objects with their minds, leave their bodies at will and telepathically communicate with, and control the behaviour of, both animals and human beings.’

Tom, who is understood to be at the advanced stage of OT VII, has practised the religion for 30 years and therefore has allegedly reached a rarefied state of enlightenment after travelling what is known as the Bridge to Total Freedom.

So, Tom Cruise is like those kids in Chronicle? Or John Travolta in Phenomenon? That’s awesome! Still pretty messed up though that he’s not out there fighting crime and stopping tsunamis and shit.

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How Will Scientology Assassinate Katie Holmes? A Screen Junkies How-To http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/how-will-scientology-assassinate-katie-holmes-a-screen-junkies-how-to/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/how-will-scientology-assassinate-katie-holmes-a-screen-junkies-how-to/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:43:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249508 It's only a matter of time...probably...

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After four days in hiding, Katie Holmes emerged from the New York City apartment early this morning, surrounded by a security detail of gigantic bodyguards. The actress is fearful that Scientology officials are stalking her and may attempt to kidnap her six-year old daughter, Suri, so she isn’t taking any chances in her first public appearance since she filed for divorce from Tom Cruise.

Judging from the photos, Holmes means business. If the Church of Scientology wants to get to Katie, they’re going to have to step up their game. She’s likely hired top-level security, so in order to win this day, Scientology will have to recruit the best of the best. But they can’t go the traditional route. These guys are going to be on the look-out for ninjas and poisoned lattes. What Scientology needs here is someone who can get in and get out without anyone every realizing they were there.

Here are our recommendations.

Mike the Cleaner

As the right-hand man to Breaking Bad’s Gus Fring, Mike the Cleaner has proved time and time again that he is the man for the job. Whether he’s rescuing hostages or cutting the head off the Mexican Cartel, this former cop seperates emotion from the job. Killing is just business. This allows him to maintain a cool and collected demeanor as he works effectively and efficiently. He’s also aided by his ingenuity as he uses unorthodox methods to stay several steps ahead of his marks.

That Queef Monster from Game of Thrones

The biggest problem the Scientologists are now facing is actually accessing Katie. Press is camped out outside her apartment twenty-four hours a day and her security team are highly-decorated. Season two of Game of Thrones showed us the most cunning and effective way of getting behind enemy lines. The plan is actually quite simple. Tom Cruise will need to impregnate a Red Priestess. She will carry the child to term within a day or two and then fart the shadowy demon killer out of her vagina. The abomination will then slink into Holmes’s private tent and kill her where she stands before dissipating into thin air, leaving behind stunned onlookers who will likely shoulder the blame.

This plan does have its drawbacks however. This is powerful magic that Cruise would be affiliating himself with. Far more powerful than any magic the Church of Scientoloy is able to conjure. Would this coax Tom away from his religion? And what weight would these dark dealings bear on his soul? Also, he’d have to touch a girl. Gross.

The Order of Taraka

Employed by both humans and demons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s The Order of Taraka can definitely get this difficult job done. This society of feared assassins and bounty hunters are close to unstoppable. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Rupert Giles weighing in on the subject. “They are masters of deceit. Vampires are bound by the night, but these predators can be anywhere, anytime. They can appear as normal as the next person. Just another face in the crowd. You might not ever know when one of them is near – not until the moment of your death.”

Which makes you think. Katie is going to grant an exclusive interview eventually. Whose to say that the Order doesn’t have assassins embedded at Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood? Nancy O’Dell has always seemed a little too well-polished.

The Mechanic

As far as the Church of Scientology is concerned, Katie Holmes is a problem. Arthur Bishop (aka The Mechanic) is a man who fixes problems.

A master assassin, Bishop is essentially invisible. He specializes in making his hits look like accidents, suicide, or the acts of petty criminals. Or sometimes they will just be disappeared altogether. http://www.businessinsider.com/scientology-leader-david-miscaviges-wife-has-been-missing-since-2006-2012-7

Those Snakes on a Plane Snakes

Well, it’s likely that the Scientologists won’t hide a time-released crate full of snakes on Holmes’s airplane. The movie blew the whistle on that genius plan and now professionals are constantly on the lookout for it. However, they could hide poisonous snakes elsewhere in the hopes of taking out the unsuspecting former Mrs. Cruise. Ventilation ducts, elevator cars, or even in a can of peanuts are all viable places to catch Katie Holmes off guard.

Brother Mouzone

People see the bowtie and the last thing they think is ruthless killer. However, The Wire’s Brother Mouzone is exactly that. Well-mannered and bespectacled, the erudite assassin could easily gain access to high-level events that Holmes might attend, like a Broadway opening or an awards show or a guest slot on The View. The only other assassins capable of gaining access to such events are the Inglorious Bastards. And those guys are like a hundred years old by now.

T-1000

When the future‘s first attempts to kill John Connor failed, they sent back a better killing machine. Although, they probably should have just sent the better killing machine first or back to a time before they sent the original Terminator. I’m not trying to tell a self-aware artificial intelligence system how they should go about overthrowing humanity, but c’mon. If you’re going to actually go to all of the trouble of time travel, might as well do it right.

Anyways, back to Katie Holmes. The T-1000 could easily disguise itself as a member of her security team or a co-star. Better yet, Holmes could get cast in a film also starring Robert Patrick. She’s down to that level in her career by this point, right?

James Van Der Beek

With Don’t Trust the B—- In Apt. 23, James Van Der Beek has proven that he’s willing to trade-in on his image. So, why not sell-out a former co-star? That’s not so far out of the question. Plus, it would grant him access to all of the freedoms that Scientology has to offer. Just imagine, never being publicly referred to as Dawson again. All he has to do is push Holmes back when she inevitably climbs through his window seeking comfort.

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Where Does The Cruise Family Go From Here? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/where-does-the-cruise-family-go-from-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/where-does-the-cruise-family-go-from-here/#comments Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:05:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249474 We have no idea, but that won't stop us from giving free advice.

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R.I.P. TomKat. It wasn’t meant to be. Last week, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced their divorce. This news begs many questions and strategies as to where the family goes from here. So let me offer some free advice. I’m also open to cash payment for this advice, but I’m in no way demanding it, as I consider celebrity PR work a hobby of mine, even though I have no training nor have I ever had a client.

But I do have a passion for telling near-strangers how famous people should live their lives. And I’ve got a vehicle (this site) with a substantial, albeit demented, readership.

So…

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise could pick up another doe-eyed starlet or other impressionable flame, but that’s sort of what we expect. I’m waiting for news to break that he’s on vacation with their nanny any minute now. No one wants that story. It’s trite, it’s sad for the kids, and it would be non-news were it to occur.

Rather, Tom should do what we all really, really want him to do. Cavort around town as a big flamboyant queen. Like Capri pants and tank tops-style queen. I don’t really care if he’s gay or not, nor does most of America, but we’d like to see TC do something a little different.

Lance Bass.

I had a team of scientists working on an algorithm that could determine the one person that was the exact opposite of a hypothetical amalgam of Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, and Katie Holmes, and they came back with results that indicated Lance Bass is the most diametrically different person in the universe from the aforementioned. Interestingly enough, Joey Fatone was number two. Huh.

Tom would go to club openings, get pictured gassing up a tiny Mercedes convertible and just generally being really gay. I don’t need him to start a handbag line or anything, but just live a little louder than he did before. He’d become likable again, something he hasn’t been in more than a decade.

I guarantee if he jumps on Oprah’s couch as a result of loving some dude, he becomes America’s sweetheart. He’s got a winning style, an amazing pedigree, and despite all the hate, I think America and the world really wants to like this guy. I mean, what kind of world is it that people are rooting for Tom Cruise to fail?

That’s totally f*cked, guys. For reals. I mean, he did this:

Katie Holmes

Katie has youth on her side, which is a nice thing to have. It affords her time and options. Initially, she was seen as a damsel that would be indoctrinated into Scientology and would be kept as Mr. Cruise’s child bride.

It didn’t quite go down that way. Or maybe it did. People stopped thinking of Katie in any human way whatsoever and just started thinking of her as a younger, healthier-looking version of Victoria Beckham. Not bad, but not really good, either.

Katie Holmes is likable enough, I guess. I say that meaning I don’t explicitly wish her any harm. So let’s see her have some fun, too. Before Tom Cruise, she was dating Chris Klein, which I’m sure was pleasant enough, but not like a carnival ride of fun.

Which is why she needs to get after a guy that’s nothing but fun. I’m thinking Pete Doherty, I’m thinking Andy Dick, I’m thinking 50 Cent. Maybe Johnny Knoxville. I don’t really care who, which is unfortunate, because I’m tasked with writing this feature on who she should see next.

Conner Cruise

I know precisely jack shit about Connor Cruise. And that’s high praise. Despite being the adopted black son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, he’s miraculously managed to stay out of the headlines and out of trouble. Nicely done, Connor. Don’t change a thing. And if you were close with your step-mom, I’m sorry you lost her in all this, but just stay in touch.

You’re doing it right Connor. Against all odds,

Suri

Oh, Suri. Oh, Suri. Oh SuriSuriSuriSuri.

Where do I begin? This won’t be easy for you. You were fighting an uphill battle to be a normal child the second you were born, and now you belong to a broken home. You might be inclined to just give up as you hear these words read to you by the Scientology intern that reads you all the articles that pop up on your Google Alert, but don’t.

This is an opportunity to make a fresh start. One that you’ve needed for so long. You look tired, Suri. Take a step back from the spotlight. Hang out with Connor. That kid has a good head on his shoulders. Own the opportunity for reinvention by getting a fun new haircut like your mom did with that pixie cut a few years back.

Dance like no one’s watching, Suri.

Take some time for yourself by just going to that island that your parents probably bought you for your half birthday between your second and third birthdays. Spoil yourself rotten with Lunchables and flaxseed shakes and just rise above all the noise that you’re hearing right now. Most of all, know that your parents love you very much, even if they’re pretty weird, what with your mom never smiling and your dad smiling all the damn time.

You’re going to get through this. Most importantly, don’t see Rock of Ages. Avoid it like the plague if you still want to maintain a shred of respect for your dad.

Good luck to this whole, weird, sill family.

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Adam Sandler’s ‘Jack And Jill’ Trailer: Oh Dear God! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/adam-sandlers-jack-and-jill-trailer-shows-how-bad-movies-can-be/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/adam-sandlers-jack-and-jill-trailer-shows-how-bad-movies-can-be/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:18:54 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=219443 He's playing his own female twin, complete with the "crazy mother" voice from his comedy albums.

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Everything that’s wrong with Eddie Murphy, Kevin James, and lazy Adam Sandler movies is demonstrated in the Jack and Jill trailer. In the film, Adam Sandler is a family man upset that his twin sister is coming in to visit. We find out why when he goes to pick her up! Yowsers, is she ever a handful!

She tells him he’s chubby right to his face! TO HIS FACE! But by the end of the film, it would seem that Adam Sandler has more in common with his sister than he ever realized. ‘Cause that’s how these types of movies end. She embraces the role with all the charisma and warmth that one would expect from Mrs. Tom Cruise.

Beyond that, we get all the hallmarks of a lazy Adam Sandler movie: funny voices, his buddies in silly costumes, pointless and weird cameos (Al Pacino?), and lame 70′s classic rock.

Watch the trailer, then wonder what type of person says, “Intriguing. I’m excited for more.”

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LAFF Review: Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/laff-review-dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/laff-review-dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 04:58:35 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217946 A solid creature feature in the vein of the’80s puppet movies

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is a solid creature feature in the vein of the’80s puppet movies, even though it’s probably all CGI. The atmosphere and monsters have a Guillermo del Toro vibe, even though he only produced it and Troy Nixey directed it.

Little Sally Hirst (Bailey Madison) has to go live with her dad Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) in the scary house they’re restoring. We know from the prologue that Emerson Blackwood (Garry McDonald) used to hide in the basement ripping out victims’ teeth to feed the creatures that whisper to him. So it’s going to be rough for Sally.

Don't Be Afraid Of This 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Trailer

The plot structure is basic and effective. Sally starts hearing the whispers and the creatures leave gifts for her, but then they start ripping Kim’s clothes and making trouble. Of course the grown-ups don’t believe her. Actually, it’s Alex who’s so obsessed with making the cover of Architecture Digest that he tries to micromanage Sally into behaving. Kim seems sympathetic, at least that Sally should get some sensitive attention, if not totally buying into the creatures.

Nixey does the creature tease well with glimpses, keeping the creatures hidden but present enough that they’re part of the movie. Alex sticks his ears so close he almost gets nicked, but that’s just a joke. Seeing the creatures in shadow from Sally’s foot level is cute and whimsical.

The creatures attack with deft skill though. You definitely get your money’s worth in several scenes of full on little armies stabbing and grabbing the groundskeeper and embarrassing Alex at his dinner party. Those are great sequences.

The only distracting aspect of the film is an apparent anti-psychiatry bent. Sally’s mom has her on Aderol and Alex’s psychiatrist friend wants to prescribe more for Sally. It may be effective to set a monster movie in the world of obtuse adults, but when you cast the wife of the most vocal spokesperson against prescription medication, it can’t help but feel like an agenda. And it was probably only meant to show that the grown-ups don’t get Sally, but that’s where my mind goes.

I like seeing a creature movie where the creatures interact with the world. Horror movies don’t scare me so I have to appreciate them on a different level. I don’t know if Dark will scare you but it’s entertaining and creative.

 

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Guillermo del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Trailer

The upcoming horror movie from producer Guillermo del Toro Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is probably going to be, in terms you should have learned if you went to film school, scary as shit. And this new UK trailer would seem to confirm that assumption.

The movie is about a little girl played by Bailee Madison, who moves into a haunted house with her dad (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes). Also, lots of loud and scary PG-13 ghosts. You can go ahead and watch it in the dark, since it says right in the title not to be afraid of said dark. Enjoy.

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‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ Or This Poster http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-or-this-poster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-or-this-poster/#comments Sat, 07 May 2011 01:20:44 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211046 Check out the spookeriffic poster for producer Guillermo Del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'. Just remember: posters can't harm you.

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It’s just a poster. It’s just a poster. Posters can’t harm you. At least, in theory.

Check out the spookeriffic poster for producer Guillermo Del Toro‘s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark below. Those hands under the stairs are the movie itself, grasping to reach the surface after getting locked into a film basement, following the sale of Miramax. Now it’s finally escaping into theaters, specifically to grab you by the ankles, on August 26, 2011. Though the poster says the 12th, but that’s just a trick meant to confuse and frighten you.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark follows the story of a young girl who has to live with her father and his new girlfriend, because her mom abandoned her. There’s nothing scarier for kids than the thought of a parent abandoning them… other than evil night goblins. Night goblins is a close #2. Curse you, night goblins. Terrorizing our nation’s children broken home children.

Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes star in the film, directed by Troy Nixey. (Fangoria)

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The day that it was announced that the brain behind”24” Joel Surnow’s ripped-from-four-decade-old-headlines TV-biopic The Kennedys (starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as JFK and Jackie) would not be seen on its intended home The History Channel was in many ways the day America lost its innocence. But there was some hope that America would be able to reflower itself when it was revealed that Surnow and co. were looking for other buyers so that their movie would be seen on another network — one dedicated to truth and facts instead of cover-ups and coup de tats. But FX, Showtime, Starz, and now DirecTV have all joined the ranks of those who have faltered due to intimidation and other brutal tactics imposed upon us by The Powers That Be.

Anyway, they say they’re looking for other networks that might be interested, but it seems a little more likely we’ll just have to wait for DVD instead. Don’t forget your dying king, etc. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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‘Son Of No One Trailer’: The Mustaches Mean They’re Cops http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/son-of-no-one-trailer-the-mustaches-mean-theyre-cops/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/son-of-no-one-trailer-the-mustaches-mean-theyre-cops/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:42:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=21297 I can't decide if it's the mustaches or Al Pacino shouting his lines that make this look like Generic Cop Movie 2011 Edition.

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I can’t decide if it’s the mustaches or Al Pacino shouting his lines that make this look like Generic Cop Movie 2011 Edition. Sundance’s closing entry, Son Of No One doesn’t really impress with this first trailer.

Channing Tatum stars as a cop with some kind of tragedy in his past. He’s working the beat in the Queens housing projects where he was raised until a reporter starts digging up dirt about his childhood and deceased Cop Dad. Al Pacino and Ray Liotta (who didn’t get the mustache memo) serve as his advisors while guarding whatever secret from his past that inevitably won’t have a very good pay off in the end. Also, Katie Holmes is here playing Stressed Out Katie Holmes. And Tracy Morgan will definitely get shot. (MTV)

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Adam Sandler Nabs Katie Holmes and Al Pacino for ‘Jack and Jill’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-nabs-katie-holmes-and-al-pacino-for-jack-and-jill/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-nabs-katie-holmes-and-al-pacino-for-jack-and-jill/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Good news for people who like Adam Sandler comedies (you know who you are). Katie Holmes and Al Pacino are in talks to join Sandler's new film, Jack and Jill. Considering that their film credits include The Godfather, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Batman Begins, Holmes and Pacino make an impressive pair. But not nearly as impressive as the pair Sandler has lined up to write and direct the film, Steven Koren and Dennis Dugan. Their film credits include such classics as Evan Almighty, Grown Ups, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. Holy crap! What the hell happened to Adam Sandler's movies? Back in 1995, I remember watching Happy Gilmore after school and laughing my ass off. But now, fifteen years later, it seems like all of his projects are geared toward 12-year olds. What changed? I can't wrap my head around it. (/Film)

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Good news for people who like Adam Sandler comedies (you know who you are). Katie Holmes and Al Pacino are in talks to join Sandler’s new film, Jack and Jill.

Considering that their film credits include The Godfather, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Batman Begins, Holmes and Pacino make an impressive pair. But not nearly as impressive as the pair Sandler has lined up to write and direct the film, Steven Koren and Dennis Dugan. Their film credits include such classics as Evan Almighty, Grown Ups, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. Holy crap!

What the hell happened to Adam Sandler’s movies? Back in 1995, I remember watching Happy Gilmore after school and laughing my ass off. But now, fifteen years later, it seems like all of his projects are geared toward 12-year olds. What changed? I can’t wrap my head around it. (/Film)

 

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/guillermo-del-toros-dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/guillermo-del-toros-dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-trailer/#comments Tue, 03 Aug 2010 16:40:39 +0000 Defy Media Here comes the tickle monster! Miramax has released the trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, a horror film remake written and co-produced by scare guru Guillermo del Toro. I saw this first at Comic-Con (don't be jealous, it doesn't suit you), and I'll admit, the last part made me jump in my seat. But I'm still totally 100% man. They also screened a clip that dealt with teeth and a hammer. Use your imagination. Nope, it was still cooler than that. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark centers on a young girl who is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, and if that wasn't bad enough, she discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own. It's not to be confused with the old Nickelodeon show "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" even though I'm sure you can find almost the exact story in the archives. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark hits theaters January 21, 2011. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Here comes the tickle monster!

Miramax has released the trailer for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a horror film remake written and co-produced by scare guru Guillermo del Toro. I saw this first at Comic-Con (don’t be jealous, it doesn’t suit you), and I’ll admit, the last part made me jump in my seat. But I’m still totally 100% man. They also screened a clip that dealt with teeth and a hammer. Use your imagination. Nope, it was still cooler than that.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark centers on a young girl who is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, and if that wasn’t bad enough, she discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own. It’s not to be confused with the old Nickelodeon show “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” even though I’m sure you can find almost the exact story in the archives.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark hits theaters January 21, 2011.

Check out the trailer after the jump…

 


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DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark/#comments Tue, 03 Aug 2010 16:13:45 +0000 Defy Media Director: Troy Nixey Cast: Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes Synopsis: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own. Release Date: January 21, 2011

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Director: Troy Nixey

Cast: Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes

Synopsis: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Release Date: January 21, 2011

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Disney to Unearth Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-to-unearth-guillermo-del-toros-dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-to-unearth-guillermo-del-toros-dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark/#comments Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:57:31 +0000 Defy Media When the plug was pulled on Miramax last year, a few films were sent to the dreaded Disney Vault with little hope of every seeing the light of day. But there is good news for horror fans today.  Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the Guillermo del Toro-penned and Troy Nixey-directed R-rated remake of the 70's TV movie classic, will break free from its imprisonment. No longer will it be forced to pay protection money to such D-Vault tough-asses as Tinker Bell and the Fairy Prince and Tigger's Eighth Movie.The remake stars Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as a couple who are placed at risk when Pearce's daughter accidentally unleashes malevolent creatures in the old mansion they've just moved into. Given the R-rating and del Toro's involvement, this could shape up to be pretty creepy. Though I'm sure Mike Tyson left things far scarier behind when he abandoned his mansion. (EW)

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When the plug was pulled on Miramax last year, a few films were sent to the dreaded Disney Vault with little hope of every seeing the light of day. But there is good news for horror fans today.  Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the Guillermo del Toro-penned and Troy Nixey-directed R-rated remake of the 70′s TV movie classic, will break free from its imprisonment. No longer will it be forced to pay protection money to such D-Vault tough-asses as Tinker Bell and the Fairy Prince and Tigger’s Eighth Movie.

The remake stars Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as a couple who are placed at risk when Pearce’s daughter accidentally unleashes malevolent creatures in the old mansion they’ve just moved into. Given the R-rating and del Toro’s involvement, this could shape up to be pretty creepy. Though I’m sure Mike Tyson left things far scarier behind when he abandoned his mansion. (EW)

 

 

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