Friday, April 30, 2010

Have You Seen My Puppy?

Have you seen my puppy?
She's the cutest thing you ever laid eyes on
This puppy was mine once
And now she is gone

She ran away from me
I can't find her anymore

I listen for her puppy ruff
Or her dreadful puppy growl
She's real hot stuff
And with her gone I feel so foul

She has her cute puppy eyes
And her cute puppy feets
And we used to lay together
Underneath the sheets

Have you seen my puppy?
She has the cutest puppy voice
If she decides to let me hear it once again
It will be her choice

Have you seen my puppy?
Because she ran away
Now my throat is getting lumpy
And I'm in a state of dismay

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2 Mo For Clive Owen... 'Cuz He's The Man Suckas

Clive Owen, makes me think of the hard boiled, morality; the classic noir of film. This man--along with a slew of others from the U.K.-- have infected me with the undeniable fact, that a lot of times, hell, British is better. 

Any number of films, this man has done, while not always particularly on point, they are always rich in his A-game. Please, go try and argue this with me, I'd love to fart on your face with my overpowering reason.

Now it seems the man has two more in the pipeline. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ridley Scott Gives Us Details On Alien Prequel

Ridley Scott was recently interviewed by MTV concerning Robin Hood and he spilled some beans in excitement about his upcoming Alien Prequel. 
Hit the jump and check it out.

'Hanna' s First Picture & New Plot Details

A while back I reported about the upcoming spy/assassin badass film Hanna. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and staring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. And now it looks like Focus Features has released the first picture from the flick.

Welp, from this picture, we can deduce two things:
  1. It's really fuckin' cold wherever the hell she's at.
  2. She can shoot arrows; and that's damn cool son.
Lest we not forget, this girl was merely 13 years old when she received her nom for Best Supporting in '07 in Atonement. Working with Wright, he honed and shaped and guided her towards accolades and acclaim. And it was awesome, so I have no reason to think the same won't happen here, maybe not Oscar caliber, but simply something stupendous, and you can take that to the bank and cash it son. Watch... you'll be seeing things my way soon enough. And I'm not even getting into the fact the Cate "The Great" Blanchett is on board, or the terrific Eric Bana. We've also got some new details this time around with a better picture painted of what we'll see in the film. The plot is as follows:
"Hanna  (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity."
 As I said, I'll be keeping you tree-readin' suckas posted on anything new involving this project.
'Cuz I'm REAL stoked about it.

Munki Out.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Helen Mirren Added To Russell Brand 'Arthur' Remake

The '81 Oscar winning film Arthur, is being remade with Russell Brand set to star in title role that had Dudley Moore almost winning an Academy Award and Steve Gordon, picking up a best screenplay nod.

And now the great, the wonderful, the ever lovable and stupendous British actress Helen Mirren, is being added the cast as his longtime nanny/valet/driver. John Gielgud won the gold statue for the role in the original. So I'm sure she see's the capabilities to succeed in this role. 

In the original, Arthur turned to Hobson the butler (Gielgud) for advice after his family threatened to cut off his inheritance if he did not marry a woman he didn't love.

We'll see how this plays out. I've heard rumblings that Modern Family episode director Jason Winer could be helming the project. 

The original movie centered on a boozy playboy who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. However, he falls in love with a working-class woman and turns to his valet for help when his family makes him choose between money and love. The script is set scribbled by Peter Baynham. Baynham was a writer on Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat and Bruno. The start date for principle photography is set for July in New York City. 

Be keeping tabs on this potential Oscar bait. Looks like the Warner Bros. is trying to keep the remake in the same vein of prestige as the original did, maybe better? 

Munki Out.

Seth Rogen & Chris Pine Pairing With McG For Action Romantic Comedy?

Chris Pine and Seth Rogen? With McG in an action film with romantic comedy applications? Yezir!

This Means War, is the name of the film that could house these three, with Reese Witherspoon as the romantic antagonist of sorts. The run down of the film is as follows:
"Two best friends, both of whom are spies, go to war with each other after falling in love with the same woman. It's about what's more important -- your best friend or the love of your life -- and what happens when the two come into conflict with each other."
That supposedly goes even more over the top (in an exciting way) when the two men's bond disintegrates, their ensuing battle escalates to mammoth proportions, with New York City demolished in their wake. Including major landmarks including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. 

This project, has been floating around for some time now.  It was once a Martin Lawrence film set up at Fox, Lawrence get's less funny for every pound and/or film he takes on. So thank the Movie Gods for that. But a few actors have been passed around in this game of film musical chairs... uh, yeah. Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Wedding Crashers)  peaced out getting nervous feet I was told, or maybe scheduling conflicts with his Darker Fields and Hangover 2 shooting sched. James Franco passed on one of the roles too.  We'll have to see if this film is a better version of the Cruise and Diaz's upcoming Knight & Day, also set on a large scale, big budget and with action and romantic comedy heavily sprinkled on top. Reese Witherspoon is enough pull on her own--who seems to be the only lock on this film--to get some things turning in the machine that could be a great summer blockbuster. She's big, HIGHLY paid and powerful, with a good track record. And everyone loves her, she's an American Sweetheart sorta.

Let's see where this goes, as nothing is set yet. I'll be keeping you sucka-tree-readin'-fools posted on this. 

Munki Out. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For Real? Brody, Russell and Stone Together? In A David Koresh Film?

This cast and film premise sound like an answered prayer for some discombobulated film geek. Off his own website Rupert Wainwright(Blank Check, Stigmata, The Fog) says he is coming at you with (hopefully) something really cool, but we'll have to see given his track record. 

But wait! There's more!

Joie' De Vivre On Celluloid: M:I 2

This is one of the movies that are cool, just fr the sake of simply being cool, and nothing else (save grabbing a boat load of B.O.) There's not much else you can find in this movie, besides the ever-used adjective "cool", and that being simply used for coolness sake. Which that was the real "mission" of Mission Impossible 2. And it worked. Turning the 125 million dollar budget into a 546 million dollar box office juggernaut in 2000. It was easily was the highest grossing film of the year. 

Things go boom in this movie. Things get kissed hard and spoken to sometimes softly, sometimes harshly over the sound of bullets. Or even as Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is going one punch at a time against a guard in an armed fortress (a borrowed 007 staple), only breaking his punches to speak into his ear piece to Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames). That one, punch-speak-punch scene was enough to tell me, in itself, this movie was a fuckin' silly as it was action heavy-tech-supplied therefore good. I mean, when someone jumps out of a hole blown in a building, falls, then executes a back flip before opening their parachute, you sorta have to wonder, "What am I really watching?" Or, "Is this the director, or the only-my-third-time-producing producer (Cruise)?" Let's find out.

Yo YO! Nicholson Is Doing Some'mo Son! 'Bout Damn Time Too.

Vulture, via NYMag is reporting that Jacky boy is being offered the lead in a the script titled Last Vegas. Which is being described as "The Grumpy Old Men meets The Hangover Project" from CBS FilmsThe script comes from screenwriter Dan Fogelman (CarsBolt), who also penned Warner Bros.' still-untitled Untitled Steve Carrel-Ryan Gosling comedy  that begins filming next month. 

Instead of drunken debauchery, this story revolves around four childhood friends who come together in Las Vegas to see the longtime bachelor of the group get married. The bachelor is the role said to be offered to Nicholson. It was also said that tensions rise with the bachelor and the widower of the group both develop feelings for a lounge singer.

Any guesses on who the other dudes will be? Throw some at me you tree readin' suckas! 

I'll most certainly be keeping you posted with any new news on this. Jack is a source for my basic instincts as an actor myself, and happen to always I agree with his choices from one scene to the next. I'm stoked and was hoping for something cool and waiting to see what he would do next with himself. Maybe another good crime story next?

Munki Out. 

Tomie & McConaughey Set For 'Lincoln Lawyer'

Marisa Tomie is set to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in the Michael Connelly (an author my dad has read the shit out of) novel, The Lincoln Lawyer.    

At first this was set to be directed by none other than Tommy Lee Jones as he would co star also. Sweet. But then he left over 'creative differences'. I.E. he wasn't thrilled with the script. Good enough reason for me. 

The legal thriller centers on low-level criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller (McConaughey) who finds himself representing a wealthy client with ties to a previous murder case Haller handled. Tomie's character is his ex-wife, prosecuting attorney Maggie McPherson. 

I've always said, that if McConaughey spent as much time maneging his acting career and trying to break ground, as he does looking "sexy" and wooing chicks in his very plentiful romantic comedies and magazine covers, he'd be ballin' son! But I guess, theirs' gotta be the brainless square-jaw cliche' in Hollywood though.

Tomie on the other hand, has carved herself out a nice spot in Tinseltown's history books with her roles and performances. I love following her stuff, watching her do her thing, scoop awards and noms and enjoy the lines just dripping out of her mouth. This woman, is the reason I'm seeing this. Of course, we have director yet, so we'll have to see who steps in. But, with these names attached to star, we should see someone of prestige, no?

Keeping you posted on this.

Munki Out. 

Smith And Jones Set For Men In Black 3

You don't need a reason to resurrect anything in Hollywood, at least if it was a film and then sequel that raked in all kinds of cash. So why not apply that principle and get MIB 3 off the ground? Eh, I don't care much, LVOED the first one. But was very disappointed by everything in the sequel besides Lara Flynn Boyle trampsing around and pulling off and suedo interesting villainess.

Reports now have it via Showbiz 411 that Smith and Jones are locked down with Barry Sonnenfeld to get into the third installment of the MIB franchise. In 3D of course. FEIGN SURPRISE! (Thank you Liz Lemon). This news is rather interesting, considering that Jones was reportedly passing on this. But maybe he considering the financial repercussions of staring in another one of these gaudy monstrosities.

Josh Brolin, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jemain Clement have all been attached to a point in #3 as the older news would have it, but who knows who--or what is more appropriate maybe--they'd be playing, if their even still interested. But that'd get me a little more excited. I loved, loved, loved the first one. Saw it in theaters with my dad, and went out and bought a whole bunch of shit and dressed up, read books about it, watched the VHS (--a 90's kid dead giveaway) a million times and made a bazillion neuralizers out of tin foil. So if he brings it back to the sorta,  less is more, not so in your face style, of the first one, I'm game.

I'll say this, I bet Sonnenfeld is thanking the Movie Gods for this opportunity to get back into the director's chair. Mostly producing as of late, let's see if he can shake off the cobwebs and get back in the sadle with something worthy of a second life in sequel-town.

I'll keep you tree readers posted on new news of this gestating project.

Munki Out.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SONOFABITCH! MGM Brankrupcy Stalls Bond 23

Deadline  is reporting that MGM's financial guru's at the studio still haven't found a way, to bring themselves out of the cash catastrophe they've been in since... fuck man, I'm not even sure. They haven't been mainstream since '02. They managed to grab a debt of 3.7 billion and put themselves up for sale in November.  With all kinds of offers on the table from various entertainment forums and expensive buildings housing greedy/helpful people, they still haven't exactly found the right road for them. Ridley and Tony Scott stated they were interested in taking over the studio in a Cruise/Wagner kind of way. A 1.5 billi offer from behemoth Time Warner seemed low ball and offensive, considering the kind of money they have in their pockets. You'd think after a few years, it'd hire 3 top consultants (if they haven't already) and make the best move it can with a bail out so it doesn't die. 

The reason this news matters to me, is because Sam Mendes and Rachel Weisz are attached to the next Bond film, that is a BIG deal to me! A BIG DEAL!!!!!! And now, because MGM can't afford another film,Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of EON Productions (producers on the last 9 films and any future films) have pulled EON out of business with MGM. In their statement they said the following:
"Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on BOND 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of BOND 23"
Great. EON has produced all of the 22 films in the series, and the some of the most fruitful and successful one being under the scrutiny of Broccoli and Wilson, with Goldeneye, Casino Royale and Quantum to name a few. So WTF happens now? IDK, but I don't like this, I was easily placing this film as my reason to live to 2011/2012, but now? Might as well, take the life out of my veins... Weisz, Craig and Mendes on a Bond film was already painted in my head as my favorite Bond.

Well... here's hoping the newly recruited "attached" talent doesn't dipset. I'll be keeping my Munki eyes on this story as closely as if it were a banana milkshake with coconut Parrot Bay mixed in. I'll let you suckas and fellow tree readers know what's good when I know.

A very sad and distraught Munki out.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Poop In Your Shoes Goes "Squish"

I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else
I intend to be independently blue
This woman who once was mine
Has bid me fucking adieu

The worst part is 
Her smile stays on
That lovely face of her's
Knowing that I'm gone

They always leave me
I can never make it last
The one I loved the most
Drove off so Goddamn fast

She bounced out the dirt town
To foliage up north
And although I wanted to
She said no back-and-forth

This lover's game
Is a dangerous one
I played with all my chips
And lost so now I have none

The poop in my shoes
Constantly goes "squish"
To have my puppy back
Would be my one wish

To hear her bark 
And hear her go ruff
This pain inside my body
I've had e-fucking-nuff

But she's lost forever
With no tags that say she's mine
She happier now
Without me she's doing fine

And I know this
And know that I'm not
For without her
My heart will surely rot
Inside then out
I'll wither to my core
Of this I have no doubt
I can't take it anymore

I've got a good excuse
Where's that bar
It's time for 'Nana juice
And I know that isn't far

With Her Magic

She put a spell on me, but not 'cuz I'm her's
It's merely for torture, so only pain occurs
She put a spell on me, so I'm alone when I'm out
All the people around, even the girls, and I'm still without

She walks her sexy walk
Cigarette in hand
No can tell her
Not any man

For she is the soul-eater
The heart-taker
The man-beater
The spirit-breaker

Her big eyes entice
Her kiss is concise
This woman will make you think twice
That just one night, will never suffice

This I must confess
Let me warn you now
She is most dangerous
And I'll tell you how

When that soft voice enters your ear
You'll give her anything you hold dear
You may not feel it first
But in time, your heart will burst
Over this beautiful baby
And then you are cursed

Yes sir
I take great pity
On the one who falls
For the girl in Foster city. . .

Aronofsky Directing Wife Weisz In 'Jackie' Onassis Biopic

Recently this project simply titled Jackie, has been getting the pre-work done on it to become an HBO special movie, with none other than Steve Spielberg behind it all, ushering it in and producing from a script by Noah Oppenheim based on the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But now it would seem, Steve isn't involved and HBO is not the medium they want to release this thing on.

/Film is reporting that Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler, Hopefully the Robocop Remake) is planning on directing and produce for his company Protozoa Pictures

And better yet, he's also using his lovely, wonderful, beautiful, talented, precise and Academy Award winning wife as the first lady.  

The screenplay centers on the Jackie O’ perspective on the four days immediately after the assassination and before the burial of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. Entertainment Weekly says that the story shows “the beloved Kennedy at both her most vulnerable and her most graceful.” 

If the world was perfect, Aronofsky, would use the peril and anguish and media scrutiny "choking the first lady out" in the form of his Requiem devices and the solitude and dreariness and heart-tugging sympathy in the ways of Wrestler. But we'll see what he does, he loves his wife very much, you can tell that much from watching The Fountain. But either way, these two always give you something you didn't know and you wanted and everything you did. So I'm excited about the film, and this is my official pick for any major Oscars. These two don't fuck up, ever, so it should be interesting to see them, hopefully, stomp out competition. I'll be backing it. 

Anymore news on this ofd course I'll be reporting it.

Munki Out.

Friday, April 16, 2010

3 Added To 'Butter' Recipe

Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone (because God knows, she's in such high demand for being Grade-A acting talent) and the lovely Olivia Wilde just nabbed roles in the #3 script on 2008 Blacklist, merely called, Butter.

The annual Black List has been released. The list is compiled with a poll of 250 development executives and high-level assistants, and contains a ranking of the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywoodland, which were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 20?? and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year. Basically, the black list contains the hottest projects in Hollywood that you haven’t heard of yet.

Started two years ago by a young executive at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, who polled 90+ peers to send him their 10 favorite new unproduced screenplays to read over the holidays. The underground list was e-mailed around and quickly became a Hollywood phenomenon. To give you an idea, the top three entries of the 2005 list where Things We Lost in the Fire, Juno, and Lars and the Real Girl.

Butter follows a young orphan (Yara Shahidi) who, after being adopted by a Midwestern family, discovers she has an uncanny talent for butter-carving. She eventually finds herself up against the ambitious wife (Garner) of the retired reigning champion in a town's annual butter-sculpting contest.

Jackman will play Boyd Bolton, a slimy car salesman who attempts to seduce Jennifer Garner's character. Wilde will play a stripper who is also the mistress of the current butter-churning champion, who will by played by Ty Burrell (Modern Family). While earlier reports indicated that Silverstone would play the stripper, the site is reporting that she will play the adoptive mother of Yara Shahidi's character. Jennifer Garner plays Burrell's wife and wants to retain the butter-churning championship for her family, although Shahidi's character stands in her way. Ashley Greene (Twilight Saga) also stars in the film as a rebellious teenager, Kaitlen Pickler.

It was said that the film is a satire on the 2008 Presidential election, using a butter-churning contest in Iowa as the backdrop. It was also said that Kate Hudson was originally up for the role that eventually went to Wilde.

Another George Clooney Photo From Anton Corbijn's 'The American'

Anton Corbijn gave us a great biopic about Joy Division back in '07, very appropriately titled Control. And more specifically, about Ian Curtis, the front man, beautifully underplayed by English Badass Sam Riley. Their brand of dark indie rock is habitually compared to the sound of bands such as Echo & The Bunnymen, Interpol, and The Editors. But anyway, as I finish digressing yet again, another photo has been released of The American, starring George Clooney and directed by Anton Corbijn.

And Wait! There's more!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vera Farmiga Cocks Back On 'A Thousand Guns'

Farmgia has recenetly been cast in the lead of this western.

Details are new and scarce but I do know is that A Thousand Guns centers on a preacher's wife and her journey of revenge, is being directed by Spain's Daniel Calparsoro and written by Russell Friedenberg. Vera has had my eye since The Departed, where she stole every scene she was in, save for the the initial consolation in her office with Leo. This woman just proved her worth I saw years ago, after finally snagging and Oscar Nod with Up In The Air.  

The premise sounds more original then most as of late, and she's good, good enough to where I trust her to carry the film herself and get me in a seat. I know absolutely nothing about the director other than some Spanish TV movies.I will be keeping a good eye on this one and let you know what's good with it. 

Munki Out.

Astrid Berges-Frisbey To Be A Mermaid In Stranger Tides

French up-and-comer Astrid Berges-Frisbey has recently been cast as a mermaid in the yet to be On Stranger Tides. I told you about how they sent out a casting call, suspiciously pointing to what could have been mermaids.

The cast in certainly shaping up, with a few more added to the cast recently.

The film look like it could be getting lensed come May or June. Here's hoping we get some sweet sets pics.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strangers Tides is currently set for a May 20, 2011 release date

Munki Out. 

Bill Condon In Negotionations To Helm Breaking Dawn

As a few are saying, but I heard it from Movieweb, Bill Condon is locking down a contract to take over the last two films. As I previously reported Summit has been in the market and swinging for the fences in search of a truly terrific director. Yes, this news is a week old, and I've been slacking lately, ma bad fellow Munki lovers. But I promised you a most special Munki promise I'd keep all you Twi-hards, informed.

It was said that a deal hasn't been officially signed, but both Condon and the studio have been in multiple meetings and negotiations. It was said that Condon would direct both parts of the two-part film and the site heard rumblings that both films would be shot back-to-back.

From what I gathered, the cast is liking the idea of the Oscar winner helming their projects. This next one coming up got lensed by 30 Days Of Night Brit director David Slade. Who says he's scoring the movie in London right now with 3 time academy award winner Howard shore (The Departed, The Aviator, The Silence Of The Lambs). Damn son.

With Summit grabbing the money from this franchise and prestige from The Hurt Locker, looks like they now can start grabbing the gold of talent out there, huh?

Any more news on this or the Franchise, I'll let you know.

Munki Out.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"I Love You Philip Morris" Get's Release Dates (Second Guessing Assholes)

Glenn Ficarra & John Requa are the guys responsible for helming (directing) and writing what looks to be from the trailer embedded below, everything that Catch Me If You Can was, and so much more. It's all based on the real life events of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell.

The film was adapted from I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, and Prison Breaks by Steve McVicker. Summed up in a sentence, this is a in-and-out-of-prison comedy starring Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey as gay lovers. Jim Carrey's character, Steven Jay Russell, is an expert con-man, dubbed "Houdini" and "King Con". In the course of their relationship, he escaped prison 4x before finally receiving a 144-year jail sentence in a max security prison. But wait! There's more!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Other Guys Trailer Hits

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, are co-starring in them same movie? Huh, okay. Trying to tip the scales on people eyes and ears and go for a different approach, or maybe that ain't nothing new. Who am I to say. But I like it. 'Cuz I think Mark is a funny, funny dude. Perfect humor, tongue-in-cheek, 30 rock office style hard to nail comedy. Protesting? I bet you would. So go watch... study, I Heart Huckabees, The Departed and Three Kings.  

But anyway, I digressed, as usual. Adam McKay is the guy responsible for directing Ferrell through Talidega Nights and Step Brothers, and the funniest one, a little clip online called The Landlord where Adam's 2 year old daughter Perl, is a bitchass landlord. Go watch The Landlord! Please!And after that, watch this trailer for the new film The Other Guys. Samuel L and The Rock are supporting in it, playing the coolest biggest baller cops in the department, and Michael Keaton pops up too?! It looks pretty, don't take so seriously an just enjoy. And I did. That's usually what McKay and Ferrell try to do, in their approach.  

I'm looking forward to the August, 6th release date. 

Munki Out.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fact or Fiction? Emily Blunt To Be Catwoman In B3?

Most likely fiction, because I've been hearing crazy casting news for over a year now on this next installment. The trades have been riddled with the rumors and rumblings of this RUMOR. And evidently, no one knows weather this stuff is legit or not. And the film in question? Batman 3 = Emily Blunt as Catwoman?

Tony Scott To Direct Statham, Bardem and Rourke?!

(Tony) Scott, Bardem, Statham and Rourke, all in the same film? Not my first choice, but not bad ones either. It's these kinds of casting decisions that make me want to see films real bad. 

Although, none of them are locked in but the trades are reporting that these men could very well be in an upcoming Tony Scott film Potsdamer Platz.

Harrison Ford Joins Cowboys And Aliens!

One of all time action dudes and just the coolest guys (my personal favorite since 4 years old), Harrison Ford, is joining Jon Favreau's upcoming comic book adaptation, Cowboys And Aliens.

Hit the jump button to check out the rest of the story.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dinner For Schmucks Trailer

The Trailer for Paul Rudd's and Steve Carell's new film has dropped suckas. These two, back in the same scenes again? Yes please. Directed by Jay Roach, (Meet The Parents, the lesser Meet The Fockers, Austin Powers Trilogy) A remake of a great little french film called The Dinner Game; the synopsis is as follows:
"Dinner for Schmucks tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. From Jay Roach, director of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner."

Dinner dines out July 23rd. See you there, son.

Munki Out.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife Trailer Debut

Yo suckas. The new teaser trailer just dropped last night for Resident Evil: Afterlife and it looks exactly what you think you'd be getting from a Paul W.S. Anderson film: flashes and blazing light, explosions and quick cuts, guns being pulled dramatically and in slow motion, 3D showcasing, mindless action, and absolutely no real connection (short of two character adds and the title) to the video game franchise that made it actually scary to play these things in the dark in the 5th grade.

When you're done with this teaser, you feel like you just drank a milkshake (nod to Mr. Plainview) mixed with The Matrix, Tomb Raider, B Movie Bullshitness and.... Well, Paul W.S. Anderson (which is a good substitute for sour milk).

So without further ado, here's what looks to be an awesome B movie, from one of the B greats.

RE:A will be unfortunately creeping into theaters September 10th and stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke, Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe and Kim Coates.

Munki Out.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Scenes That Dope: Jet Li Vs. A Bazillion Blackbelts With Escrema Sticks

Kiss Of The Dragon was written by Li himself, and produced by French legend Luc Besson. Producer of a great many films, some with Jet himself, and who has also directed the fabulous The Professional and The 5th Element. I never get tired of watching either of those films btw. 

So anyway, without further ado, here's the scene we're he whoops up on the asses of like, maybe 50 blackbelt cops in the room.

Munki Out.

Pacino's Next Move

The Kang biotch! He's doing it again. ...Oh yeah, and some other people too...

More on the details of this new project.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Update: Contagion Plot Details

I've been doing my best to keep you updated about Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film, Contagion. Well, news broke today regarding the specifics in the script. 

It's about who's playing who and how things get started wit the deadly little beast. I guess this may count as a spoiler, or you can just wait for the trailer to do that for you too.

Daldry Is Out Of Breaking Dawn Running, Takes New Film

Last week, I reported about how Summit Entertainment is reaching to some prestige for their next Twilight Saga installment, and Stephen Daldry, 3/3 in his last films for Best Director nod's from the Academy, was one of them. 

But alas... he as passed. FEIGN SURPRISE! 

It's now being being told 'round the way (Hollywood Reporter actually, so let's give it up them) that he's on a project based off the book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer. The book is a 9-11-theme that centers on Oskar Schell, an ambitious young nine-year-old who scours New York City in search of a lock that a key his father left him will open. The boy's father died in the 9-11 attacks and Oskar was also said to be an amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist at such a young age.

Eric Roth (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Munich,) wrote the script that Daldry will be shooting from.

I'll let you know what happens next with this, but no doubt it will be an interesting thing to witness.
Munki Out.