UK Trailer Provides A Less Bloody Look At 'Conan the Barbarian'

Plot points? Apparently this film isn't all just random violence. The new UK trailer for Conan the Barbarian gives us a new look at Marcus Nispel's film. This time, the focus shifts from watching dudes and monsters getting hacked to pieces to story details for some reason. Here we see Stephen Lang chewing the scenery as the angel of death that kills Conan's father and thus sets the young barbarian on his path. There's also a lot of sword swinging, knife throwing, monster-battling, and text set against a fiery background for all you barbarian purists.

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There are some gray dudes, a slave lady, and a nice helping of sword sound effects. So far, so good. The teaser trailer for Conan The Barbarian is online and it's smokin'. No, not in a The Mask kind of way, with the Tex Avery impressions and the "Cuban Pete." I just mean there's literally a lot of smoke in the trailer for some reason. Nothing says "from an ancient time" like "here is a shit-load of smoke." Also featured: some gray dudes, a hot slave lady, and a nice helping of sound effects from the "Battles, Magic, and Swordplay: Movie Sound Effects Library." Seriously, though, the trailer did pique my curiosity, and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Hopefully with less smoke and more folks. Topless folks, that is. Conan The Barbarian is directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and stars Jason "Tempted" Momoa as the non-Arnold barbarian. The cast also includes Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, and Stephen Lang. The film brutally invades theaters August 19th in 3D. (Collider)


Grunt Along With ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Trailer

Oh the whipping! The new Conan the Barbarian trailer is up and running, and it's got violence, erotica, and snake pits. Just like my dreams. Of course, with films of this nature, conveying the plot in the trailer is not exactly job one. "Job one" in this instance appears to be "showing all the explosions, monsters, and creepy dudes that Conan has to deal with while he does what he do." There's a lot going on, but see if you can pick a favorite character. Mine's "whip guy" at :30 in. Who's yours?


Jason Momoa Talks About 'Conan', 'Expendables', And Beer

Momoa sounds a little cocky. You'd be cocky too if you were Conan. Superficially, Jason Momoa sounds like a real privileged jerk during his Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. Note the "sounds like." For a muscular dude, recently greeted with success, it's easy to dismiss his fame as the result of dumb luck and...maybe dumb person. However, in context, his self-aggrandizing proclamations aren't only legit, but they're somewhat endearing. The guys wants little more than to enjoy his success (He's the first one to ridicule the fact that he was on Baywatch. Cause if he didn't, we would), and to drink two buckets of beer in Austin before staying up all night and catching a flight to New York for more junkets for Conan. Perhaps if this was a higher quality video, it would resonate more. But the fact remains that the guy caught a wave of luck recently, playing a (rather) silent giant in Game of Thrones, and now headlining a potential franchise as Conan. If you're not a fan of the genre or his "acting," it's understandable. But don't fault the guy for playing it too cool while riding a wave of success. Sure. We all hate this type of guy. But if you're will to invest $11 in Conan, or an hour in an episode of Game of Thrones, reserve judgment on the guy that manges to entertain, no matter how big his muscles are, or how long his hair is. In the interest of full disclosure, all SJ employees agree - his hair is too long, and his muscles too big. (Editor's Note: The editor fears Jason Monmoa, and thinks he should wear his hair any way he wants.)


Conan's 'Walking Dead' Episode Intro Is Perfect

And it didn't even involve bear masturbation. In order to kick off last night's special Walking Dead-themed episode of Conan, Coco visited the backwoods of Georgia to show how the late night host fared during the Zombie Apocalypse. It's incredibly well-done. All in all, I find Zombie Conan much more enjoyable than Zombie Jay Leno. My only qualm is that we didn't get to see a zombified Masturbating Bear. But that's really more of an issue for me to take up with science.


Melissa McCarthy Reveals That She Was Channeling Guy Fieri In 'Bridesmaids'

It all makes so much sense. It all makes so much sense. Melissa McCarthy is enjoying some success thanks to her show-stealing turn as the oddball Megan in Bridesmaids. The character kept people laughing with tales of her connection to dolphins who saved her after a cruise ship messed up her shit and her off-kilter personal style. She told Conan last night that personal style was inspired by someone we all know. "Really, when I first read it, the first person that I thought of was Guy Fieri from the Food Network. I wanted to do the shirt, the Kangol. Every scene I would have my glasses on the back of my head. I tried for a long time to convince them to let me wear short, white, spiky hair, and they were like, 'You can't actually be Guy Fieri.' Cut it off at some point!" Now that she's pointed out the influence, it's spot-on. I'd say we should get these two in a room together, but if they were to touch it could rip the fabric of space and time. And I personally refuse to travel back to a time before Panera Bread. (via Splitsider)


Trollgate '11: Jon Cryer Outs Himself As "Troll" To Conan

If you've seen Jon Cryer under a bridge, it's not cause he's hiding from a crazed Charlie Sheen. Here's Cryer's video confession. If you've ever watched "Two and a Half Men" and thought you saw some long pink hairs popping out of Jon Cryer's head, now you know there was nothing wrong with your TV set. Except for the fact that you were watching "Two and a Half Men." Jon Cryer told Conan O'Brien on a new "Conan" that, like Charlie Sheen said/blurted/gibberished, he really is a troll. Of course, in a later interview, Sheen quasi-took back the insult, but now it's time for Cryer to come clean: "The truth is that there's not a lot of tolerance for people like me, especially in Hollywood," he quipped. "To avoid ignorance and bullying, I've had to hide the fact that I'm a troll. You have no idea how much time and money I've spent on electrolysis and hair dye and reconstructive surgery so I can look like this [pointing to himself], instead of this," he said as a image of a Cryer with pink Troll doll hair and eyes flashed on the screen. So Cryer finally admitted he was gay. Good for him. Oh wait, he said "troll" and it's all just a talk show goofaround? Nevermind... You can watch a clip above. For more, there's a longer version at Hollywood Reporter.


Did You Watch 'Conan?' Check Out The Opening Segment.

Conan O'Brien returned to the airwaves last night to prove that you can banish him to basic cable, but you can't take away what makes him great. And it looks like with 'Conan,' he helped TBS finally earn their "Very Funny" slogan. Conan O'Brien returned to the airwaves last night to prove that you can banish him to basic cable, but you can't take away what makes him great. And it looks like with 'Conan,' he helped TBS finally earn their "Very Funny" slogan. The show opened with a really slick segment that skewered NBC's bonkers decision to dick him around. It's not the end-all be-all of comedy by any stretch, but it displays a sly zaniness that you don't see in late night television. And it's light years better than watching Jay Leno ring random Los Angelenos's doorbells. Just once, I'd like to see him knock on the wrong door and end up in hot water. Like, he accidentally films a paranoid militia-man. Or Gary Busey. Check out the clip and let us know what you thought about Conan's first show.