Screen Junkies » kevin spacey http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:31:27 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Kevin Spacey Prank Calls Hilary Clinton For Her Bill Clinton’s Birthday, Pretending To Be Her Husband http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-spacey-prank-calls-hilary-clinton-for-her-bill-clintons-birthday-pretending-to-be-her-husband/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-spacey-prank-calls-hilary-clinton-for-her-bill-clintons-birthday-pretending-to-be-her-husband/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:57:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264267 In case you didn't know, her husband's name is William (goes by "Bill") and is also in politics.

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Having perhaps the most notable “inside politics” show in history (though Veep just keeps getting better and better) in House of Cards probably affords Kevin Spacey to that whole world and its cast of characters. So when he gets the opportunity to call Hilary Clinton to wish her a happy 68th birthday, he doesn’t have to play it straight.

So, he takes his notable impression skills and calls her up as Bill Clinton, her husband and a predecessor to Frank Underwood as president. Delight in this little exchange, and we’ll all plan like it wasn’t scripted to death and everyone wasn’t in on it from the beginning.

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Netflix bid on and won the rights to House of Cards in 2011, buying the show before producers shot it, and committed to two seasons. With David Fincher and Kevin Spacey on its roster, it was destined to have HBO-esque success from audiences hungry to marathon a full season of well-scripted drama.

Although a final figure for how much Netflix invested in the show was never released, there’s no ignoring the popularity of House of Cards — even in China. Netflix has even claimed that it’s revolutionized Internet TV. And in some ways this holds very true, particularly considering that HoC was the first non-network show to be nominated for an Emmy.

With that said, though, commercial content runs rampant throughout the show like corruption (apparently) does the nation’s capital. Products aren’t just placed occasionally; they sometimes deflect focus away from the scene in an abrupt and obtrusive way. Other times, these product placements are integrated fairly naturally into the fabric of the show, even taking on an arguably symbolic significance.

What follows is a list that includes seven of the greatest moments of product placement in House of Cards. Have you noticed any of them? Of course you did.

iPhone for Arsty Women; Blackberry for Powerful Men

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They’re smart, sexy women who can break a major news story with the touch of a button. Virtually all the women on the House of Cards have an iPhone on them at all times, and they aren’t afraid at all to flaunt it. Zoe Barnes, a reporter on the show, has a hand in getting her powerful male boss axed with a tweet from her oh-so-noticeable Apple product. Claire, meanwhile, arranges forbidden meetings and sexy liaisons with lovers and lobbyists using her iPhone. If they have their iPhones handy, it’s probably best to steer clear of these women, assuming you want to stay out of trouble.

Men on the show, however, are noticeable for having their Blackberry devices handy (or, in a particular instance, mistakenly leaving them around in a moment of sexual seduction). That was the case in season one’s close, when Frank’s Blackberry got the money shot when he closed in on his wife Claire in a lustful moment of love. Peter Russo, meanwhile, casually threw his Blackberry out of his car window and died shortly thereafter. The message concerning Blackberry is pretty clear in the show’s subtext: protect these devices like a suckling little child or die a very miserable death.

No Sex Without Mobile Devices Invading Your Space

We’ve already discussed one sex scene where the Blackberry made an appearance (i.e. the one involving Frank and his wife Claire). Well, we’re not done yet. Zoe Barnes, who’s played by Kata Mara, has six on-screen encounters involving or implying sex. A mobile device was present  in four out of those six sex scenes — and by “in them,” we mean the device was intimately involved in some way.

Of course, the character clearly had a fun and fulfilling time in these scenes. The other two scenes where a mobile device wasn’t present? Yes, you guessed it, she isn’t portrayed as feeling too thrilled in the slightest. Of course, this brings viewers to yet another valuable lesson — namely, that nothing can be sexy unless a mobile device is present and accounted for.

The Couple That Lights Up Together, Stays Together

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While the iPhone/Blackberry play peek-a-boo in sexual scenes through the series, nothing says “stable relationship” like lighting up with your partner in matrimony after a long day’s work. Sure, all relationships have their proverbial ups and downs, but it’s nothing that a mutual cigarette can’t fix.

No matter if he’s out sleeping with journalists or sabotaging his colleagues’ careers to gain in his own, Frank always comes home to Claire to share a nightly cigarette. Oh, and to include a note of important advice from Frank on a related subject: “Never slap a man while he’s chewing tobacco!”

Pork: The Preferred Meat of Political Power Players

If you’re thinking about becoming Vice President of the United States of America, you should start thinking about “breaking bacon” with his billionaire bestie. Need to raise thousands of dollars fast for an amorphous nonprofit? You’ll need to arm yourself with the right foodstuff; at least, assuming you’re trying to get Frank’s ear.

Hopefully, you have a full rack of pork ribs ready to toss on the grill. Freddy, who’s Frank’s favorite BBQ chef, appears in seven of the 13 episodes in the first season of the show. Does he do anything to further Frank’s efforts as a politician? Not at all (at least not until the second season). But he does make delicious pork ribs.

Parallel Parking is Easier if You’re Driving Drunk in a Cadillac

According to the State Justice Department’s statistics, only 32 people in the District of Columbia were arrested for a DUI in 2013. Compare that to the state with the highest — California — with 214,828 DUI arrests. Perhaps the reason for this is how easy it apparently is to maneuver a Cadillac. Peter Russo’s drunk parallel parking jobs in the show are quite the marvel, considering he’s boozed up. Fast forward to episode 11 of season one at 24:30. Instead of knocking over the fire hydrant, he parks a perfect six inches away from the curb. Maybe California can stand to increase its sales of Cadillacs. To say the least, a smaller foreign sports car would definitely have been a better car to parallel park, but then again drunk parallel parking isn’t advisable regardless of what country your car comes from…..well maybe Russian cars are used to it.

Pizza Hut Makes a Man Lose Focus

Yes, David Rasmussen, the House majority leader, is lazy and incompetent. But guess what? It’s not his fault! The congressional cafeteria offers such delicious pizza that the man can’t focus, leaving him prone to unprotected strikes from pork-eating sharks like the man himself, Frank Underwood. In addition to cocaine and prostitutes, Pizza Hut uncovers itself to be one of guilty pleasures that politicians find themselves indulged in.

Wealthy People Love Their Sony Products

This television series also showcases just how much people — rich ones, that is — love their Sony products. Even with this impossible to manage workload, Frank finds the time to play video games on his Playstation Vita. Although Claire owns an iPhone, she uses a Sony onboard navigation system if she’s in a hurry and needs to get somewhere fast. This latter point is particularly interesting, considering the iPhone comes with a GPS system that can do the same job.

Although these eight make the list, there are plenty of other products featured throughout the show. What do you think of this sneaky method of emphasizing the material, consumerist society in which the House Of Cards cast lives? Where else in the show have you spotted products that are being blatantly advertised? Leave a comment below, and let us know what your eyes catches!

 

 

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 2 Trailer Offers Intrigue And Girls Making Out http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/house-of-cards-season-2-trailer-offers-intrigue-and-girls-making-out/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/house-of-cards-season-2-trailer-offers-intrigue-and-girls-making-out/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:26:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=258347 It's like a modern day, not magical 'Game of Thrones'.

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House of Cards is back for a second season on Netflix beginning February 14th. Now that Frank Underwood has deftly manipulated his way into the Vice President’s chair, what lengths will he go to hide his secrets and protect his position? Does he have his eye on the presidency?? Will the American public accept a leader who randomly turns to the side and speaks to an imaginary audience?

You’ll have to begin binge-watching on Valentine’s Day to find out.

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With Kevin Spacey serving as the lynchpin of the show, and David Fincher still ostensibly overseeing the show (Maybe? Possibly?), you can’t blame Netflix for getting ahead of themselves in tying up the duo for season three of House of Cards before season two even hits your broadband connection.

However, wanting might not be enough, as the series was created with a two-season run in mind, and according to co-executive producer, “Kevin Spacey likes to do movies, and Robin Wright likes to do movies.” So there you have it.

Nonetheless, the conversation has begun, and we will just have to wait to see, possibly until the end of season two, when Kevin Spacey faces the camera, then puts on a party hat, shouting joyously, “We’ve been renewed!”

Which will probably not happen.

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The 7 Greatest Undercover Badasses in Movie History http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-7-greatest-undercover-badasses-in-movie-history/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-7-greatest-undercover-badasses-in-movie-history/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:04:32 +0000 Lee Keeler http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253225 In honor of the crime thriller Snitch...

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Back-stabbing revenge, gut-wrenching suspense and putting a bullet in a trusted confidant: all in a day’s work for an undercover badass. From Serpico to Donnie Brasco, the hallmarks of the covert hero require deep emotional commitment, a versatile wardrobe and the ability to blend in with questionable fortitude. That ability will come in handy for Dwayne Johnson’s character in the upcoming action-thriller Snitch. In the film, Johnson plays a father who is forced to infiltrate a drug cartel in order to clear the name of his wrongly convicted son. And as with the other undercover badasses on this list, one wrong move could cost him his life.

In celebration of the release of Summit Entertainment’s crime thriller Snitch, opening in theaters February 22nd, we’re proud to bring you seven of the greatest undercover badasses in movie history.

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed

By the time the American remake of Infernal Affairs rolled around, DiCaprio was already widely-celebrated for his skills; but it wasn’t until audiences saw him doing push-ups between prison bunks that he carved out his first proper badass. Given the circumstances, it could have been easy for any actor to overplay the role of William Costigan, but DiCaprio brings a level of grace and sadness to level off the character’s grit and ferocity. Even more badass: DiCaprio actively declined campaigning for any awards for Best Supporting Actor that year as to avoid stepping on the toes of his co-stars.

Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco

Getting in “too deep” is a common theme in many undercover films. After all, putting yourself at risk is what going undercover is all about. But what happens when you form a legitimate friendship with the men you’re supposed to be infiltrating. Things quickly get complicated for Donnie Brasco when he realizes that doing his job will most likely result in his friend’s death.

Toshiro Mifune, The Bad Sleep Well

Mifune’s performance as Koichi Nishi is a rarity in that it doesn’t employ the slam-bang tactics of many of his cohorts seen on this list. His stoic nerd slowly unveils the vengeance of a son scorned by one of the most powerful corporations in Japan through tactics of seduction, espionage and psychological torture. Mifune played numerous lively punkers in his lifetime, particularly in the realm of samurai lore, but this character seethes in his rage, striking only after his prey is at the brink of madness. Case in point: Nishi corners one of his targets on the window ledge from which his father died, calming the man down by offering whiskey that he later reveals is “poisoned”. The mark collapses, driven insane by the ordeal. Nasty!

Keanu Reeves, Point Break

This is simple story about a former Ohio State quarterback named Johnny Utah. For an F-!B-!I!-Agent!, Johnny maintains the most suspicious bromance with Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi this side of “Brokeback Mountain”. He allows his bleach-blonde nemesis to escape an aqueduct face-off, jump out of an airplane and eventually surf himself to death. At various points in the film, Bodhi’s potency in performing extreme sports counteracts the hobbling ethics of Reeves’ lawman. Johnny, like, totally buries his heart at wounded knee.

Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects

Have you ever seen Kevin Spacey try to act like a badass? It doesn’t work. But Spacey as a schlepp? That’s Oscar gold. The writing/directing on “Suspects” lay formidable groundwork for Spacey to perform as the keystone for an impeccably oddball cast. His bumbling Verbal Kint acts as a tender foil to a constant stream of roughneck freakouts. With little more than his wits, this badass knows that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing Chazz Palmenteri that he didn’t exist.

Chevy Chase, Fletch

Light years ahead of the Twitter-quip generation, Chase is at the peak of his powers, dishing out maximum smarm before turding up his career with JTT movies. What makes this role fairly badass is that it is one of the last of a dying breed: that of the snoopy, investigative newspaper reporter. What makes it particularly badass is that Chase has a ball conjuring up characters with names like Dr. Rosenpenis, Dr. Babar and Mr. Poon. The actor has gone on record as saying this was his favorite role, given that director Michael Ritchie often took multiple takes and allowed Chase to riff with whatever came off the top of his dome.

Nicolas Cage, Face/Off

“Castor Troy” is a pretty distinct – if not altogether awful – name. Despite this and other cringe-worthy moments that face-swipe to show affection, Nic Cage keeps John Woo’s ‘97 hit from teetering into cornball territory. Cage’s Castor Troy is the kind of guy who can talk an undercover agent into sucking his tongue. He poses as a priest so he can plant a dirty bomb and goose choir members. He switches sunglasses for no reason. And he delivers a more badass John Travolta impersonation than Dana Carvey.

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Forget About Natalie Wood’s Death And Rate These 8 Christopher Walken Impressions http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/lets-forget-about-natalie-woods-death-and-rate-these-8-christopher-walken-impressions/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/lets-forget-about-natalie-woods-death-and-rate-these-8-christopher-walken-impressions/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:26:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237240 I hope law enforcement puts Walken's new witness interview on Pay-Per-View.

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Christopher Walken has been popping up on newsfeeds for two reasons today. First, he’s slated to appear in a new film with Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell called Seven Psychopaths. One can only assume that Walken will be playing a psychopath, as he often does.

But that’s boring.

What’s less boring is the other reason the actor is in the headlines; the 1981 drowning death of actress Natalie Wood. She was on a boat off the coast of Catlina Island near Los Angeles with her husband, Robert Wagner, and Christopher Walken, who many posit she was having an affair with. The case has been reopened after the boat captain has come forward, saying Wagner was “responsible” for Wood’s death.

Now that’s some sexy news.

Well, since, no one reading this site really knows (or at least cares) about Natalie Wood or Robert Wagner, let’s lighten things up a bit with some Chris Walken impressions that will make you giggle like the Pillsbury doughboy on nitrous.

I will assign a number of “Walkens” to each impression. To keep things simple, I will rank the impressions on an inverse scale, with 31 Walkens being the worst impression, and 18 being the best.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

This is pretty much what Kevin Pollak is known for. He was also in the movie The Usual Suspects with another stellar Walken impersonator (or is it impressionist? Who cares.) It’s hard to believe that there wasn’t a single Walken impression in that film. I bet Chazz Palminteri could do a stellar one as well. Wasted opportunity.

20 Walkens.

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Kevin Spacey Is Likable In The ‘Father Of Invention’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-spacey-plays-a-likable-character-in-father-of-invention-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-spacey-plays-a-likable-character-in-father-of-invention-trailer/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:47:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=224341 I find the idea of Kevin Spacey being forced to work at a Wal-Mart very soothing and nice.

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The film opens with a familiar sight: Kevin Spacey being a sleazy salesman. However, as the trailer for Father of Invention moves along, it confuses the viewer by showing us a Spacey that doesn’t seem to hate other people or himself. He’s kind of an okay guy.

We watch Spacey’s inventor character fall from grace, only to be released from prison ten years later to pick up the pieces with his career, wife, and daughter. Also, he gets yelled at by his boss at Wal-Mart, Johnny Knoxville.

The trailer manages to walk the line between heartwarming and saccharine pretty well, and it even humanizes Kevin Spacey. So it does the impossible twice. Way to go, director Trent Cooper. Way to go, EVERYONE.

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‘Margin Call’ Trailer Offers Up The End Of Days For A Corporation http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/margin-call-trailer-offers-up-the-end-of-days-for-a-corporation/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/margin-call-trailer-offers-up-the-end-of-days-for-a-corporation/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 23:47:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=222018 'Margin Call: Money Has Insomnia'

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I don’t know if “financial thriller” is much of a genre, but that seems to be squarely where Margin Call falls after watching this trailer. Boasting an impressive cast of Stanley Tucci, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Carla Gugino, and Michael Nardelli, this film seems to exist largely in the confines of an office building as a failing company breaks the rules to stay afloat.

While the trailer offers that the film is “inspired by real events,” that mirrors Lehma Brothers‘ collapse, it could have easily been modeled after a half-dozen other firms. The trailer sells the film as a serious, taught drama, but the repercussions of the principals actions isn’t known. Something tells me that they won’t live happily ever after.

Margin Call hits theaters on October 21.

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Review: Horrible Bosses http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-horrible-bosses/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-horrible-bosses/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:47:33 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219037 Exactly the safe kind of mainstream comedy you’d expect it to be.

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Horrible Bosses is exactly the safe kind of mainstream comedy you’d expect it to be. It’s amusing and likeable because the three guys are funny. So no point lamenting the missed opportunity for a really dark satire, because they were never going to make that movie. At least this trio kept it entertaining.

Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) all have lousy bosses. Harken (Kevin Spacey) demeans and overworks Nick. Julia (Jennifer Aniston) sexually harasses Dale (it’s funny because it’s not a man intimidating a woman). Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell) is just coked-up and crazy.

There's Funny Stuff In 'Horrible Bosses' Red Band

You know Hollywood’s not going to make a movie about really killing your boss. Horrible Bosses at least has fun with three dorks exploring the underworld. Kurt especially makes continuous asides like he’s really reacting to the process of finding a hired killer. They’ve seen Strangers on a Train and Throw Mamma from a Train but apparently not 9 to 5, and you get some slapstick as they bumble through reconnaissance missions.

You know exactly where the story is going and it’s all to keep the heroes innocent and likeable. It’s pretty funny when Kurt plays petty pranks with Pellit’s toiletries. Dale has some good Charlie Day freak-outs. Bateman gets some good lines too so he’s not relegated to straight man. These three work together, and it’s kind of nice to see this generation’s reliable studio comedians emerge.

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The bosses get to be extreme too. Spacey is basically doing Swimming with Sharks light, but Aniston really relishes saying the P word and talking about touching herself. If you have trouble imagining a man disliking Aniston’s advances, consider that Dale actually has a loving fiancée he wants to be faithful to. Or, remember that in real life, oversexed aggressive women don’t look like Jennifer Aniston.

I was going to compliment one twist on a standard cliché, but then they followed it up with the usual cliché so it would be a spoiler. I thought Horrible Bosses was a little funnier than Bad Teacher. If you’re hating on The Hangover Part II, at least they’re going somewhere with their formula. You’d rather have an “original” plotline that plays it safe? Well, at least I’ve gotten to see Rubber and Detention, so I can let these summer comedies coast.

 

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Horrible Bosses http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/horrible-bosses/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/horrible-bosses/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:53:40 +0000 Screen Junkies Director: Seth GordonCast: Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Donald SutherlandSynopsis: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.Release Date: July 29, 2011

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Director: Seth Gordon

Cast: Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland

Synopsis: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Release Date: July 29, 2011

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I am like the genie of internet posters, but only for specific movies at specific times.

4 photos‘Horrible Bosses’ Posters Showcase Just How Horrible These Bosses Are

Behold, three new posters for Horrible Bosses, a new comedy directed by Seth Gordon (King of Kong). The posters feature the tortured trio – Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day – against brightly colored backgrounds, wishing that their awful bosses were “no longer among the living.” That’s tip-toe language for “dead and not necessarily loving it.” These are kinda just remixes of the first set, which also feature such sinister supervisors as Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston, but overall the previews have gotten me psyched for this one. I like my comedy the way I like my coffee: with a lot of attempted murdering.

Bossocide will commence in theaters July 8th, 2011. (Collider)

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Blu-Ray Review: The Usual Suspects http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/dvd/blu-ray-review-the-usual-suspects/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/dvd/blu-ray-review-the-usual-suspects/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 21:07:57 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213179 The movie that started the twist ending craze.

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The Usual Suspects, the movie that started the twist ending craze, comes to Limited Edition Blu-ray. The film won two Academy Awards in 1995 — Best Screenplay for Christopher McQuarrie and Best Supporting Actor for Kevin Spacey as the cripple Verbal Kint. It also let us know that Benicio del Toro can mumble like a champ.

There’s nothing here you haven’t seen on previous editions of the film, except its new, fancy packaging. An informative booklet attached to the cover sheds light on some of the behind the scenes action and trivia. A cast breakdown is also provided, as well as an essay entitled “The Ending That Shook The World” by Travis Baker. If you weren’t aware that The Usual Suspects has a surprise ending, I apologize for kind of ruining it, but seriously, how do you not know that by now? The film looks terrific on Blu-ray, with rich colors and a crystal clear picture that accentuate the noir tone.

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‘Horrible Bosses’ Posters Showcase Just How Horrible These Bosses Are http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/horrible-bosses-posters-showcase-just-how-horrible-these-bosses-are/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/horrible-bosses-posters-showcase-just-how-horrible-these-bosses-are/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 18:33:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=212861 Oh really? Your boss is Jennifer Aniston, and she's putting the moves on you? That's tragic, pal.

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The promising trailer (see inset) for Horrible Bosses has expectations raised for this movie, but those out there who haven’t seen the trailer still need to be sold, so why not play to the strengths of the cast? Kevin Spacey is downright scary as a boss, as Swimming with Sharks showed, Jennifer Aniston’s character is silly enough to be funny, and Colin Farrell…just look at him. Gold.

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These posters highlight the employee/boss couplings introduce us to the bosses using a few choice words like “psycho,” “tool,” and “maneater.” Watch out boy, she’ll chew ya up.

Not relating to the posters, but interesting nonetheless is the fact that Horrible Bosses is directed by Seth Gordon, the man behind King of Kong, the funniest documentary in the solar system. Of course, he’s also got Four Christmases to his name, but we’ll let his work on”Modern Family,”"Parks and Recreation,” and”The Office” offset that travesty.

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There’s one thing that separates great comedies from merely good ones: Murder. And the latest murder-comedy is Horrible Bosses, about three guys (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who plot to murder their respective terrible bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell) with the help of a murder expert (Jamie Foxx). Then, things go exactly as planned, with the wacky trio murdering their bosses and not getting caught. Just kidding, things go hilariously awry.

My favorite part of the trailer is the appearance at the end from Wendell “William ‘Bunk’ Moreland” Pierce. I’m pretty excited to see this when it comes out on July 8th. I might even…kill to see it. Probably not, though.

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Whether it’s (in order of not douchey to very douchey) Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn or John Mayer, nobody seems to want to get with Jennifer Aniston. Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny”) gets inducted into that club in the new movie Horrible Bosses. The first preview pic above shows Day not getting friendly with Aniston’s nympho dentist character.

Horrible Bosses sounds pretty fun. Directed by Seth Gordon (King of Kong), the film stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Day as three pals downtrodden by their terrible employers – Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Aniston – who they decide to kill. If you haven’t at least considered the possibility of beating your boss within an inch of his or her life, you are not an American.

The employers will attempt to downsize their supervisors in theaters July 8th. These images first appeared in Entertainment Weekly. (The Playlist)

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‘Game Change’ Casting Predictions http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/game-change-casting-predictions/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/game-change-casting-predictions/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:46:22 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203500 Rather than wait for HBO to announce the rest of the ensemble for its upcoming political drama, I thought I'd try my hand at guessing the cast. So, without further ado, here are my Game Change casting predictions.

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Political junkies are anxiously awaiting HBO’s upcoming film, Game Change. Based on the bestselling book, the film will chronicle the 2008 presidential election between then Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. Thus far, only two major casting announcements have been made: Ed Harris as McCain and Julianne Moore as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Rather than wait for the network to announce the rest of the ensemble, I thought I’d try my hand at guessing the cast. So, without further ado, here are my Game Change casting predictions.

Cast – Sen. John McCain as played by Ed Harris

Ed Harris as John McCain? Sure, why not. Harris definitely has the chops for the role, and with a little makeup, I’m sure he’ll look the part, as well.

Cast – Gov. Sarah Palin as played by Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is a great actress, but I have a hard time seeing her as Palin. I’m sure she’ll do a great job, but when it comes to Palin impersonations, I only have eyes for Tina Fey.

Prediction – Sen. Barack Obama as played by Will Smith

Yeah, yeah, yeah; I wasn’t crazy about picking Smith. But damn it, he’s got the ears. And while an HBO film would surely be a pay cut for him, Smith has previously expressed interest in playing Obama. Even so, hopefully the network can find a lesser known actor capable of nailing the part.

Prediction – Sen. Joe Biden as played by Christopher Plummer

Granted, Plummer is too old to be playing Joe Biden. But with a little movie magic, he can pull it off. Besides, look at their foreheads! They’re practically twins!

Prediction – Michelle Obama as played by Regina King

When it came time to cast Michelle Obama, I wanted to go with Michael Dorn, the guy who played Worf on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” But my editor said, “quit being an idiot,” so I went with the much more attractive (although, much less bad ass) Regina King.

Prediction – Cindy McCain as played by Michelle Pfeiffer

Cindy McCain is an aged blonde hottie. Michelle Pfeiffer is an aged blonde hottie. Do the math.

Prediction – Sen. Hillary Clinton as played by Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is a bit too tall to play Hillary Clinton. But she’s got those crazy eyes, and that’s what’s really going to sell the part. A nice, fat pair of cankles won’t hurt, either.

Prediction – Gov. Mike Huckabee as played by Kevin Spacey

Aside from the fact that the two look alike, I’m sure Hollywood would get a perverse satisfaction from casting a guy who goes “walking his dog” through strange parks in the middle of the night as a “family values” candidate.

Prediction – Sen. John Edwards as played by Jerry O’Connell

I can’t believe I never noticed how much Jerry O’Connell looks like former Senator John Edwards. And as his character in Piranha 3D showed us, he’s perfectly capable of playing a sleaze-bag piece of shit, which makes him perfect for this part.

Prediction – Elizabeth Edwards as played by Cherry Jones

In the book, Elizabeth Edwards isn’t exactly portrayed in the kindest light. But due to her husbands philandering and her recent death, I doubt the producers will want to speak ill of the dead. That said, Cherry Jones is a very likable actress, and would make a great choice no matter how the character is portrayed.

Prediction – Meghan McCain as played by Elisha Cuthbert

I’m not going to lie; I think Meghan McCain is kind of hot. Sure, she’s a little thick, but it’s not like I’m Daniel Craig. That said, casting the ridiculously hot Elisha Cuthbert in her role is a stretch. But it’s a stretch I wouldn’t mind watching for two hours.

Prediction – Rep. Ron Paul as played by Ian Mckellen

I always wondered why Ro Paul was so interested in precious metals. Obviously, it’s because he’s friggen Magneto!

Prediction – Rep. Fred Thompson as played by Fred Thompson

This one was a no brainer. After all, why reinvent the wheel.

Prediction – Gov. Bill Richardson as played by Joe Mantegna

Then Governor Bill Richardson actually made it farther along in the primary than Joe Biden. He might have ended up with a cabinet position, if allegations of corruption in his home state of New Mexico wouldn’t have sank his chances. Speaking of corruption, how about we cast the guy who plays Fat Tony on”The Simpsons.”

Prediction – Sen. Chris Dodd as played by Peter Gallagher

No one probably remembers that former Senator Chris Dodd ran a long shot campaign in the Democratic primary. He was crushed, so why should they? That being said, he’s briefly in the book, and Peter Gallagher is his spitting image. And the fact that Dodd was recently hired my the MPAA might make him an attractive target for the filmmakers.

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Netflix continues to make the competition look silly, this time by scoring its first original programming agreement for two seasons of “House of Cards,” a new show produced by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, who also stars.

Yeah, that could be pretty good.

Details haven’t been disclosed, but Deadline reports that the video-rental juggernaut paid over $100M for the privilege of acquiring 26 original eps. The series focuses on British politicians clamoring for power at the end of Margaret Thatcher‘s tenure. Huh. I just bored myself to actual tears by simply typing that sentence. Well, the subject matter doesn’t sound terribly engaging, but one mustn’t doubt David Fincher. Spacey, maybe (K-Pax, Pay It Forward), but never Fincher. Besides, I’ve always felt that Kevin Spacey was a dry little British man trapped in a dry little American man’s body, so let’s see where this goes.

The move comes at a critical time for Netflix, which has performed its finishing move on Blockbuster, but is looking at growing online competition from Amazon and Hulu, while facing DVD competition from Redbox. This move is the first of its kind, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a winner. But with these names attached, it’s hard to bet against it.

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Everyone is getting on board the “quality TV” bandwagon, and now that includes such names as David Fincher and (again) Kevin Spacey. The project is called “House of Cards,” a series based on the novel and British miniseries:

“The political thriller … is set at the end of Margaret Thatcher‘s tenure as prime minister and follows a British politician with his eye on the top job.”

Fincher is executive producing along with Spacey and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenwriter Eric Roth. It hasn’t been shopped to networks yet. I can guess that it probably won’t be on AMC, since the whole political thriller angle is pretty much covered by “Rubicon” on that network. But then again maybe the drawing power of Spacey and Fincher would offset that. (via Deadline)

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Sundance Review: Margin Call http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-margin-call/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-margin-call/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:16:56 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22414 It’s not really a detailing of the factors in the economic crisis. It’s more of a drama about the people dealing with it.

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Margin Call explains how the economic crisis happened. Basically, one company messed up their formula, so they sold all their asset knowing the value would quickly decline and the buyers would be left with worthless investments. That’s why I always say don’t invest. You don’t actually get to keep the money, you just have to buy something else until it’s over.

In the beginning, a bunch of suits come int the office of an unnamed company and start firing people. That includes Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), who’s the risk management analyst for the company. Yeah, you don’t need that guy. On his way out, he gives a report he’s working on to young hotshot Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto).

Sullivan finishes the report and realizes their whole program is going to lose more than the entire value of their company. He brings it to his boss Will Emerson (Paul Bettany), up to Sam Rogers (Kevin Spacey) and ultimately to Sarah Robertson (Demi Moore) and Jared Cohen (Simon Baker). Then head honcho John Tuld (Jeremy Irons) comes in and says, “That’s it. Just dump it all.”

Each step explains a little more of the program so the audience can follow in baby steps. Both Sam and Jared ask for explanations in plain English, because they can’t understand financial talk. That’s convenient for us, but it also leads to more eloquent dialogue. There are terms like layered investments and leveraging mortgages, but Tuld’s music metaphor brings it home.

It’s not really a detailing of the factors in the economic crisis. It’s more of a drama about the people dealing with it. Sam’s dog has a tumor, so we feel for him. Sullivan has the skills to confirm Dale’s report because he is a former rocket scientist. He says it’s still numbers, just more money.

Once they decide what to do, they all deal with it differently. Tuld is relaxed and full of smiles. Even when he throws Sarah under the bus, he’s calm in that Jeremy Irons way. He advises her not to bring up the fact that she warned him earlier, and he’d just appreciate it if she didn’t fight. Young newbies worry about their prospects and the veterans cover their asses.

First time director J.C. Chandor keeps the visuals interesting. When in the office, you’ll see Sullivan writing on paper or bring in plates of eggs when it approaches the morning. They’ll take break on the roof, and send some underlings off to try to find Dale again.

I think Emerson expresses the real problem. He touts those clichés about how people want to live in houses they can’t afford, so basically he just feeds it. I say let’s rise up against these corrupt tycoons. Let’s minimize so they won’t have the power to play with our money anymore.

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Links Away: ‘Se7en’ Ending Retold With Plush Toys http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-se7en-ending-retold-with-plush-toys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-se7en-ending-retold-with-plush-toys/#comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:55:41 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=14642 So it turns out the ending to Se7en is no less disturbing when all the characters are replaced by stuffed animals.

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So it turns out the ending to Se7en is no less disturbing when all the characters are replaced by stuffed animals. That Kevin Spacey doll will haunt your dreams tonight. And then touch you inappropriately. (Kottke)

Become vengeance. Become wrath. Become entertained by these links:

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TV’s Top 100 Beauties of 2010 (Ranker)

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Review: Casino Jack http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-casino-jack/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-casino-jack/#comments Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:35:22 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12705 The story of Jack Abramoff is interesting and relevant, so if you make a movie about that you’ve almost got a safety net. Casino Jack is more of a re-enactment than a cinematic experience.

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The story of Jack Abramoff is interesting and relevant, so if you make a movie about that you’ve almost got a safety net. Casino Jack is more of a re-enactment than a cinematic experience.

Kevin Spacey plays the infamous lobbyist. With his narration, the film explains exactly how Abramoff set up his schemes. The script gets all the information out there, at least the talking points. They use a bit part character of a journalist to address the issue of capitalism with Abramoff. Then Jack punches the journo who turns out to be a hemophiliac. Get it? Bleeding heart liberal. It’s not high style dialogue like The Social Network. It’s just desperately trying to get every shade of gray in there so it can be considered fair and balanced.

Abramoff and Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) are the ringleaders, making a sales pitch to lobby for Native American interests and carry it into shady business endeavors. Abramoff has plans for restaurants and schools to represent his social and cultural interests (kosher cuisine, no joke.) Scanlon wants personal luxuries like a mansion but either way, you can tell they’re crazy.

We see what a lobbyist does and it is salesmanship. The very heart of the endeavor makes me as a viewer instinctively feel like not listening to him. Abramoff bullies and pressures people into schemes. Solid business opportunities aren’t hurting for investors. If someone has to convince you it’s a good idea, it’s not. Eventually Scanlon blabs to his wife Emily (Rachelle Lefevre), who he cheats on, so she exposes them. Abramoff can’t even keep his cohort straight.

The story is peppered with scenes for actors to “play,” really boisterous moments for the awards show clip reel. Abramoff and Scanlon love to quote movies so they do impressions. They even piss off some gangsters by doing DeNiro, but that just makes me think, “Why did this country fall for this loser?” I don’t see it. Once it hits the fan, the tantrums Abramoff and Scanlon throw when they’re not getting their way and the panic when they’re caught are the flamboyant parts.

Jon Lovitz plays Adam Kidan, a failure in the mattress business who they swindle into running their offshore casinos. Then they freak out when it turns out Kidan’s more dangerous than they are. Lovitz gets to play a meaty role as not just a scumbag, but a scumbag with no pretense of being honorable. He just doesn’t care.

Casino Jack does show how a man like Abramoff exists. You see the ego, the insecure defensiveness and the delusion that he’s never at fault. Maybe it’s just too obvious. The cinematography tries to preserve realism by hiding or obscuring well known political figures like McCain and Bush. That makes it practical, not visual. And the music sounds so caper-y, it’s like, “Come on. Your point is that this massive national fraud was executed like a good old fashioned bank heist?” I’d probably watch a movie like Casino Jack on TV and think, “Yup, that’s pretty much what I thought happened.” Nothing more.

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Kevin Spacey Is The Super Lobbyist In ‘Casino Jack’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-spacey-is-the-super-lobbyist-in-casino-jack-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-spacey-is-the-super-lobbyist-in-casino-jack-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Spacey churns out another intense performance. Kevin Spacey stars in George Hickenlooper's Casino Jack, the true life story of corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Co-starrring Barry Pepper and Kelly Preston, it looks like a fun, light-hearted approach to a story about a fat cat who laughed his way to the bank after robbing this country of millions of dollars. With house foreclosures up 25% since last August, that's exactly what audiences want to see nowadays, right? Why aren't you answering? And why are you sitting in your soon to be repoed car in a closed garage with the engine running? That's a waste of gas, silly-bean. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Spacey churns out another intense performance.

Kevin Spacey stars in George Hickenlooper’s Casino Jack, the true life story of corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Co-starrring Barry Pepper and Kelly Preston, it looks like a fun, light-hearted approach to a story about a fat cat who laughed his way to the bank after robbing this country of millions of dollars. With house foreclosures up 25% since last August, that’s exactly what audiences want to see nowadays, right? Why aren’t you answering? And why are you sitting in your soon to be repoed car in a closed garage with the engine running? That’s a waste of gas, silly-bean.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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Casino Jack http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/casino-jack/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/casino-jack/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:38:49 +0000 Reza F. Director: George Hickenlooper Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz Synopsis: A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.  Release Date: December 2010

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Director: George Hickenlooper

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz

Synopsis: A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder. 

Release Date: December 2010

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Kudos to Colin Farrell for going au naturale on the set of the new Seth Gordon-directed comedy horrible bosses. I always knew his hair was too thick and lustrous to be real. The combover does an awesome job of transforming him into a superior I’d like to stab in the ear with a Bic.

Horrible Bosses follows three friends who all have horrible bosses they want to end, so they decide to swap their murders like in that old Hitchcock flick Strangers on a Train. Netflix it, ya uncultured swine. The three guys are played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, and the bosses are Colin Farrell as coke head exec, Kevin Spacey as a master manipulator, and Jennifer Aniston as nymphomaniac dentist. Also, Jamie Foxx plays a scam artist named Motherfucker Jones, but I’m guessing you’re too busy imagining getting banged by Aniston in a dentist’s chair. (NYPost)

 

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Last time I wrote about horrible bosses, I told you that at least two more big names were joining the film. Well, if you’d have listened to me and my warnings, you’d be a millionaire by now (somehow). Variety is reporting that Kevin Spacey is set to join the bizzaro cast, which already includes Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jason Bateman.

The film centers around three co-workers who decide to kill thei horrible bosses (hence the title), and Spacey will play one of the bosses in question. Given his previous work in Swimming with Sharks and Glengarry Glen Ross, he should have no problem with the role.

 

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Kevin Spacey May Join Cult for Showtime’s ‘The Crux’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-spacey-may-join-cult-for-showtimes-the-crux/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-spacey-may-join-cult-for-showtimes-the-crux/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 UPDATE: HBO, Starz, and FX are also interested in this project. Everyone wants Kool-Aid!!!Kevin Spacey wants you to drink his Kool-Aid. The actor, who doesn't do a half-bad job of portraying psychos, is in talks with Showtime to star in a series called 'The Crux', in which he would play the leader of a high-profile cult. Rod Lurie, the writer-director of the underrated jailhouse flick The Last Castle, would pen the pilot script and most likely exec-produce the series.Spacey would have to wedge the show into his already full schedule of movie roles and being the artistic director for London's Old Vic Theatre. See, this is why you never take a job at some artsy-fartsy live stageshow joint. It restricts you from doing things people care about. Oh sure, educated people adoooooore the theater, but really, who talks that much in one room? (Vulture)

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UPDATE: HBO, Starz, and FX are also interested in this project. Everyone wants Kool-Aid!!!

Kevin Spacey wants you to drink his Kool-Aid. The actor, who doesn’t do a half-bad job of portraying psychos, is in talks with Showtime to star in a series called ‘The Crux’, in which he would play the leader of a high-profile cult. Rod Lurie, the writer-director of the underrated jailhouse flick The Last Castle, would pen the pilot script and most likely exec-produce the series.

Spacey would have to wedge the show into his already full schedule of movie roles and being the artistic director for London’s Old Vic Theatre. See, this is why you never take a job at some artsy-fartsy live stageshow joint. It restricts you from doing things people care about. Oh sure, educated people adoooooore the theater, but really, who talks that much in one room? (Vulture)

 

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Kevin Spacey Smokes Weed Every Day in ‘Shrink’ Now Available on DVD http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-spacey-smokes-weed-every-day-in-shrink-now-available-on-dvd/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-spacey-smokes-weed-every-day-in-shrink-now-available-on-dvd/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I remember a certain movie in which Kevin Spacey decided to become a stoner.  I seem to recall it winning the Oscar for Best Picture. Well, if you want to see him partake of the ganja once more, you can... right now... in the new movie Shrink. The flick, in which Spacey stars as a celebrity therapist who dips his own toes into the deep end, played the festival circuit earlier this year, was met with solid reviews and finally found a home at Lions Gate.  It's available on DVD at this very moment, so before you decide to light up that bong all by your lonesome tonight... remember that your good friend Kevin Spacey is willing to hang out, too. And he can handle his sh*t. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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I remember a certain movie in which Kevin Spacey decided to become a stoner.  I seem to recall it winning the Oscar for Best Picture. Well, if you want to see him partake of the ganja once more, you can… right now… in the new movie Shrink.

The flick, in which Spacey stars as a celebrity therapist who dips his own toes into the deep end, played the festival circuit earlier this year, was met with solid reviews and finally found a home at Lions Gate.  It’s available on DVD at this very moment, so before you decide to light up that bong all by your lonesome tonight… remember that your good friend Kevin Spacey is willing to hang out, too. And he can handle his sh*t.

Check out the trailer after the jump.


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“BLOOD SIMPLE” IS BEING REMADE IN CHINA http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/blood-simple-is-being-remade-in-china/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/blood-simple-is-being-remade-in-china/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In the past seven years we've seen a glut of Asian movies remade on our shores. Some of them fantastic, others craptastic. Well, now it looks like the shoe is on the other foot. The Playlist reports that House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen Brothers classic Blood Simple in his homeland of China. I hope this does well and leads to more retreads on foreign soil because I personally would love to see a Japanese version of Goodfellas. How great would that be? All the gangsters would dress like Elvis and gesture wildly like Lenny and Squiggy. "What's that? You think I'm clown? I amuse you, hound dog?"Oh my God. This film needs to be made. Somebody get Japan on the phone. Perhaps I can interest you in these other morning headlines...Avatar footage screened at Cinema Expo. Jaws subsequently dropped. (THR)David Fincer to SuperPoke filmgoers. (First Showing)Joseph Gordon-Levitt: "GI Joe is about the acting." (NY Mag)Transformers scribes discuss the nuts and bolts of ROTF. (io9)Sigourney Weaver on Ghostbusters and Alien sequels. (Cinematical) 7 Nagging Inconsistencies in Back to the Future. (Nerdist) 

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In the past seven years we’ve seen a glut of Asian movies remade on our shores. Some of them fantastic, others craptastic. Well, now it looks like the shoe is on the other foot. The Playlist reports that House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen Brothers classic Blood Simple in his homeland of China.

I hope this does well and leads to more retreads on foreign soil because I personally would love to see a Japanese version of Goodfellas. How great would that be? All the gangsters would dress like Elvis and gesture wildly like Lenny and Squiggy.



"What’s that? You think I’m clown? I amuse you, hound dog?"

Oh my God. This film needs to be made. Somebody get Japan on the phone.

 

Perhaps I can interest you in these other morning headlines…

Avatar footage screened at Cinema Expo. Jaws subsequently dropped. (THR)

David Fincer to SuperPoke filmgoers. (First Showing)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: "GI Joe is about the acting." (NY Mag)

Transformers scribes discuss the nuts and bolts of ROTF. (io9)

Sigourney Weaver on Ghostbusters and Alien sequels. (Cinematical)

7 Nagging Inconsistencies in Back to the Future. (Nerdist)
 

 

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Moon http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/moon/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/moon/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2009 00:17:38 +0000 Reza F. DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones CAST: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey (voice)SYNOPSIS: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

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DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones 

CAST: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey (voice)

SYNOPSIS: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

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