Don’t get too excited. “The Box” plus Cameron Diaz’s head isn’t likely to result in a “Se7en” styled ending. It’s a shame, I know. But here’s the first poster released for Richard Kelly‘s (“Donnie Darko”) latest film which has sat on the shelf for way too long before it finally getting a release date of October 30, 2009.
“The Box” stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden and poses them in the ethical dilemma of choosing the push a mysterious button to be rewarded with a million dollars while knowing it would kill someone somewhere in the world as a result.
10 years after his cult-fav, “Office Space,” Mike Judge is back with another comedy that looks to keep up the pace. Starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, and a shaggy Ben Affleck, “Extract” is off to a good start with the trailer below:
For what it’s worth, Judge also released “Idiocracy” in 2006, though it failed to reach theaters. You can still catch it on Comedy Central from time to time and it’s good for a few laughs.
Extract hits theaters on September 4th, 2009
It was generally expected that Gore Verbinski, the director of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, would return to lead Johnny Depp and Captain Jack Sparrow and crew for the fourth installment. Turns out Verbinski has decided another sea voyage would cut into his plans to direct the awesomely awesome video game adaptation of Bioshock.
After spending the better part of the last six years directing the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, which grossed $2.6 billion worldwide, Verbinski has informed Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer that he will not helm a fourth installment that’s expected to set sail in 2010 with Johnny Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Sequel is in development but not yet greenlit. It’s unknown how Verbinski’s ankling will affect the pic’s schedule.
Verbinski will instead focus on other projects that include “Bioshock,” a Universal Pictures adaptation of the bestselling vidgame that has a John Logan script and is likely to be Verbinski’s next film as a director.
“I had a fantastic time bringing ‘Pirates’ to life, and I am eternally grateful to Jerry, Johnny and the rest of the creative and production team,” Verbinski said. “I’m looking forward to all of us crossing paths again in the future.”
I’m really hoping that Bioshock is on top of Verbinski’s list, but as /Film points out he’s got about a half dozen other projects on his plate. So which will be next? Who knows, but I can’t blame him for wanting to break away from the “Pirates” series after so many years. Don’t worry though, Depp is already locked in for more fun on the high seas.
Here’s another brand spanking new poster for “Terminator Salvation” which is set to release in theaters on May 21, 2009. I definitely like this one better than the zombie-terminator poster last time!
Either way this is great news to accompany the confirmation of what we all expected, Arnold Schwarzenegger will definitely have a cameo in “Terminator Salvation.” Awesomeness! It’s just too bad about the PG-13 rating news.
Yes! Like he says, Kenny Powers is “f’ing back!” HBO has renewed “Eastbound & Down” for a second season after a successful mini-season run of 6 episodes which wrapped up last month. The Danny McBride lead series features McBride as a delusional down and out baseball player who moves in with his brother and losing everything and looks to regain his fame at every turn.
Best of all on this news is that “Eastbound & Down” production will ramp up very soon so you can expect a season 2 to premiere in 2010.
The series, exec produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, had a slow start, drawing 671,000 viewers in its Feb. 15 premiere.
But like Alan Ball’s vampire drama “True Blood” last year, it grew steadily throughout its six-episode run, peaking at 950,000 viewers on March 15, following the March 14 telecast of Ferrell’s “You’re Welcome America” HBO special, and closing its freshman season with 904,000 viewers March 22.
Overall, the series ended 35% higher in the ratings than where it started.
” ‘Eastbound & Down’s’ raucous comedy sparked a loyal and enthusiastic following that grew throughout the season,” HBO West Coast chief Michael Lombardo said.
There’s not much new here on “The Brothers Bloom” trailer from what was released last summer, but it’s still a good one so I’m sharing it anyway. “The Brothers Bloom” features Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody as brothers who take on a new con, Rachel Weisz, who may be conning them as well. It’s a little bit “done before,” but I really like the look of things here and will definitely be giving this one a watch.
The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
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NBC must be looking to confuse us all on Thursday night because they’re really toying with the usual schedule. “The Office” returns after a week off with two brand new episodes but be careful because the first one will be at 8PM and the second at 9PM. Squeezed in between will be the premiere of Amy Poehler‘s new comedy, “Parks and Recreation.”
Possibly best of all, there will be a new “30 Rock” at 9:30PM. And if you’re a serious sucker for hours and hours of NBC television, then you can watch the new drama series premiere of “Southland.” Then again, you could just watch the whole pilot online here right now instead. Your choice.
Here is an extended preview clip of “Parks and Recreation” in case yesterday’s clips for the premiere weren’t enough. Plus, don’t miss the opening video for Thursday’s new “The Office” episode.
“Parks and Recreation” extended preview:
After several jam-packed days last month we’ve got one more treat for “Where The Wild Things Are.” Here’s a new poster to accompany the first one and shows a little bit more.
If you really want to see what is in store for us on this one then you’ll definitely want to watch the wonderful trailer as well.
Where The Wild Things Are goes wild in theaters on October 16, 2009
Sigh. This can’t be good for NBC‘s young drama “Kings” which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I guess that should have been a bad sign. NBC is taking the Ian McShane led series off its Sunday 8pm timeslot and sending it over to Saturday nights.
Could this be a move to play out a few more episodes before calling it quits? Variety thinks it just might be:
Rather than scrap “Kings” altogether, NBC will continue to air the show in the Saturday at 8 p.m. slot, where expectations are extremely low. Peacock mostly airs drama repeats on the night.
Move also comes as the Sci Fi Channel is set to run a marathon of “Kings” episodes Thursday night.
NBC had been waiting to see if “Kings” would hold steady, but the drama posted its lowest rating yet on Sunday — a 1.1 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers. After four episodes, the show has averaged a 1.5 rating/4 share in the demo.
Hopefully “Kings” will get a little more attention over on SciFi, though I really don’t think that’s a good match for the story categorically speaking. NBC has shifted shows over to the USA Network which would have made me feel better here. Either way I’m worried that yet another great series will killed too soon.
If you’ve ever considered watching the series (and you should) then get on it now. Things have really gotten good with one of the lead conspirators against the king being revealed and it was no one I had expected at all. Start watching “Kings”!
“Terminator Salvation” director McG had promised Terminator fans that the franchise would remain in the R-Rated territory despite studio pressure to bring it down to a more marketable PG-13 rating. Along with all the inevitable violence of a post-Judgment Day world is a topless scene for Moon Bloodgood (seen above) that was caught in the debate’s crosshairs. All the internal struggles may now be over.
In a quiet move, “Terminator Salvation” has entered a cross-marketing promotional effort with Pizza Hut which revealed a PG-13 stamp on its site, as IESB captured and can be seen below:
/Film urges patience until we get a formal announcement, but so far this is looking pretty defined to me. If all that was cut was a boob scene then I’m okay with it (McG, release a director’s cut on Blu-ray!), but if this is going to cut into the story so they can sell little Terminator dolls I’ll be pissed.