News and Notes
Statham vs. Franco. On paper, it doesn't sound like much of a contest. But the two will square off in Sylvester Stallone's action flick Homefront. The film, written by Stallone, finds Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town to escape his past. Unfortunately, that town is under the control of a ruthless meth kingpin named Gator (James Franco). Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, The Express) will direct.
The Toronto Film Festival has announced Ken Burns' The Central Park Five, Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths and horror flicks The ABC's of Death and Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem will be among their Midnight Madness screenings. [Official Site]
Vince Vaughn is developing a Brady Bunch TV reboot for CBS. Raising Hope producer Mike Mariano will write the script. [Deadline]
IGN lists 25 things you probably didn't know about The Expendables.
Russell Brand is replacing Jim Carrey in director Larry Charles Pierre Pierre. The film follow "an obnoxious French nihilist" who is tasked with moving a priceless painting from Paris to London. [Slash Film]
In case you're wondering, yes, Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoop Lion and will be releasing a reggae album.
Videos, Clips and Trailers
The filmmakers behind ParaNorman share their thoughts on zombies. ParaNorman opens August 17.
Jennifer Garner talks about what attracted her to The Secret Life of Timothy Green. Also, check out a clip from the film. Timothy Green opens August 15.
Moby composed the official theme song for The Bourne Legacy. Take a listen below. The film opens August 10.
Nitro Circus is set to bring a whole lot of crazy into theaters next Wednesday. To get you hyped, here are two clips. First up is a clip from the movie titled 'Freedom Flyers' followed by reaction from the likes of Steve-O, Ryan Sheckler and X-Games athletes following a screening of the film.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is giving you a chance to win free tickets. Check out the promo spot below as well as an interview with star Zach Gordon.
Will Ferrell recites the Lord's prayer in this new clip from The Campaign.
Check out the trailer for Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Frank Miller.
Pics and Posters
Four new pics from 2 Days in New York have landed online. The film stars Chris Rock and Julie Delpy, who also directs and opens August 10.
Check out four new pics from The Iceman which stars James Franco, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta. The film tells the true story of Richard Kuklinski, a notorious contract killer and family man and is aiming for a 2013 release.
Here's a new pic from Seven Psychopaths. The film follows a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. Stars include Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell and others. Psychopaths gets a limited release November 2.
A couple of new images from Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem have arrived..
Check out a new pic from Eli Roth's Aftershock.
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas don some awesome wigs in this first shot from Behind the Candelabra otherwise known as the Liberace biopic.
Here's yet another pic of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd scowling and pointing his gun at someone/something. Dredd opens September 21.
Finally, what would you do with 900 beer bottles and a bunch of free time?
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"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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