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She's doing what she does best: standing - pretty in pink - in skin-tight dress in the first few seconds of the new trailer for Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Playing a character named Ava, Kim Kardashian, 32, is taking a stab at a dramatic role in the upcoming movie, alongside stars like Vanessa Williams and one-time frenemy - and sister of ex-boyfriend Ray J - Brandy Norwood. According to IMDb, the film, due March 29, is about a marriage counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett) whose life changes once she begins a romance with one of her clients. (And smoldering glances aside, »
Brace yourselves -- KIm Kardashian will finally make her big acting debut (if you don't count her stint in "Disaster Movie").The 32-year-old stars in Tyler Perry's latest flick "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" where she plays a Ava, a worker at a matchmaking agency (ironic, given her relationship history). The film focuses on a marriage counselor (Jurnee Smollett) whose life becomes complicated when she finds herself romantically involved with one of her clients. In the latest trailer for the flick, Kim shows off her assets in one of her typical curve-hugging ensembles, and gives her best attempt at acting (although from what we've seen, her character in the movie seems pretty close to her real-life facade). Guess we'll have to wait until the movie comes out to fully judge her acting chops -- Kim has said she hopes to win an Oscar one day!What do you think of her latest role? »
- tooFab Staff
The Wayans Brotehrs may have started the descent of the spoof with their Scary Movie franchise, but the first two weren’t that bad…were they? Not from what I remember. So it’s entirely possible that A Haunted House, a spoof of the found footage genre, may be worth a look. This latest Red Band trailer has all of the crude humour you would expect, but not exactly many laughs. The funniest part seems to be when Marlon Wayans leaves the house straight away, echoing many viewers’ thoughts on how to react in a haunted house scenario. The trailer didn’t make particularly make me laugh, but at least it stays on topic, unlike spoofs such as Disaster Movie and Epic Movie.
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
Cinema is an ever-evolving, ever-changing beast. At any point in film history, there have been numerous trends that coexist, and when taken together, they form a full picture of where cinema is at the time. Some trends have stuck around for good (CGI), some have come and gone (CinemaScope, Smell-o-Vision), and others come and go so often (3D) that they’re like the herpes of the film world – once you think it’s gone for good, it just comes roaring back.
As with any other point in the history of film, there are currently several trends at work in film, all with varying degrees of success and popularity and today, we’ll explore five emerging trends that are awesome and five that suck and which should go away for good. Some of the things on this list might surprise you, especially when I cheat a little.
First up, the 5 Trends That Suck… »
- Ron Reynolds
Update: "Pretty Little Liars" actor Brant Daughtery will spoof Liam Hemsworth in The Starving Games. He'll play brooding heartthrob "Dale" similar to Hemsworth's Gale in the blockbuster The Hunger Games. Daughtery also plays Brian on "Days of Our Lives."
May 10, 2010 - The Hunger Games is getting its own spoof film. The writer-producers behind Vampires Suck, Date Movie, Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans will make The Starving Games. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will poke fun at the biggest box office hits of the last year including The Avengers, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Sherlock Holmes. Friedberg and Seltzer's satirical films have made more than $350 million worldwide.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Here’s the trailer for Marlon Wayans’ found footage spoof, A Haunted House. The film spoofs the likes of Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside. Although there were only a couple of big laugh out louds in this trailer, at least it seems to be staying focused on the genre it is meant to be spoofing. After 6 years of nonsensical spoofing from Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, it’s nice to see a film that may not be great, but at least sticks to one topic. Many would agree (me not being one them) that the found footage genre is well due a good taking of mickeys, so let’s see if this soars high like Airplane! or crashes and burns like a Disaster Movie.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, best known for the 2005 remake of "House of Wax" and 2009's "Orphan" (a very respectable $76 million worldwide) is turning into quite the B-movie cottage industry force. He's got a "Taken 3" aka "Non-Stop" coming up (Liam Neeson growling on a plane), he almost directed the “Akira” adaptation before it was shuttered, and potentially on deck is a thriller called “Here There Be Monsters,” which may star Bradley Cooper. He’s also moving into the world of producing, and along with Peter Safran (“Disaster Movie,” “Meet The Spartans") is shepherding the project "Mindscape” to the screen. Focusing on a man with the ability to enter people's memories, “Mindscape” has a strong cast that includes great character actor/well-cast villain Mark Strong ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Brian Cox ("The Bourne »
- Edward Davis
Wonderland: I Was Once a Beauty Queen
The Miss Great Britain beauty pageants of the 1970s and 80s may look unspeakable nowadays (or at least "a bit naff"), but in their heyday they pulled in millions. This fine, reflective documentary finds out what happened to the winners, now older and wiser; former beauty queens such as Madeleine Stringer (Miss UK 1977) who in reply to the question "And what are you going to be when you grow up?" told a leering, diminutive host: "I don't know … what are you going to be when you grow up?" Ali Catterall
8 Out Of 10 Cats
10pm, Channel 4
Season 14 of the shouty 8 Out Of 10 Cats, which in the panel show stakes sits somewhere between the »
- Ali Catterall, Gwilym Mumford, Jonathan Wright, John Robinson, Julia Raeside, Martin Skegg, Ben Arnold, Hannah Verdier, Phelim O'Neill, Mark Jones, David Stubbs
It is apparently acceptable these days for movies to be made from just about any basic concept. Toys, comic books, preteen novels – twenty years ago this would be called lazy writing. Today, it’s big business. Here is my list of the top ten things that may be worthwhile to see transformed into movies. Feel free to add your own - or roll your eyes.
With the release of Battleship, we are reaching the zenith of a new era in movie making that began 10 years ago with the first film adaptations of Harry Potter and Lord Of the Rings. This is the era when the big studios have all but abandoned developing new, original ideas. This is an era of endless sequels, prequels, book-to-franchise adaptations, comic book superheroes, video game adaptations, remakes…the list goes on. No staple of popular culture is safe.
Personally, I’ll take something original over »
- email@example.com (Rated: GSP)
Seven years! We managed seven years without a Scary Movie, but now it’s back with Scary Movie 5. Charliee Sheen in said to be returning despite getting killed, and Lindsay Lohan will (and should) accept anything at the moment. Since Scary Movie 4 we’ve had to endure the cinematic abortions that were Disaster Movie, Meet The Spartans and Epic Movie, so this may actually seem like comedic gold after those. I think it would be a lot funnier, more interesting, and probably cheaper to just film Lohan and Sheen out on a crazy drug/alcohol fueled night of self-destruction and debauchery. I’d like to hazard a guess as to what films this will be spoofing. However, they kind of lost their way as far as parodying horror films is concerned. The ‘Scary’ part of the title just refers to the thought of actually watching it.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
By Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com
2010’s Piranha 3D was surprisingly a hell of a lot of fun for this reviewer, becoming something more than just a drab remake, and embracing its campy tone, cheesy universe and ultra violence.
The cheekily titled Piranha 3Dd tries to emulate its predecessor, further milking that b-grade charm and making characters and events all the more sillier, all the while ramping up the gore factor.
The end result is a feature so ridiculous and so over-the-top that it feels like it’s a parody of itself and the b-grade creature feature – like a Disaster Movie type affair, complete with rubbish jokes and flat characters – and even then, were this intentional in becoming a parody of itself, most of the jokes on offer here are a little weak and more than a few fall flat.
Today we have three new sales posters for world-war film Emperor starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. Inspired by true events, “Emperor” is an epic story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff [...]
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- Allan Ford
We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...
We all know that Tim Burton loves pancake-white makeup, black eyes, spirals, stripes and cleavage — but those aren't the only things he loves to feature over and over again! io9 has rounded up some common Burton tropes and sorted them into categories for your next drinking game.
With so many A-list actors in one action-packed movie, it's no shock that some of the stars of "The Avengers" have crossed paths before. BuzzSugar has compiled a list of the cast members' non-superhero collaborations … and most of them involve either Scarlett Johansson or Samuel L. Jackson.
What's going on with "Django Unchained" in that no one seems to want to play Western with Quentin Tarantino anymore? The Playlist brings word that "Death Proof" star Kurt Russell has now dropped out of the production, following in the »
- Bryan Enk
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind such spoofs as "Vampires Suck," "Date Movie," "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie," are back to write and direct "The Starving Games." Though "The Hunger Games" will be front and center for many of the jokes, other film to be includes are "The Avengers," "Sherlock Holmes" and the finale of the "Harry Potter" franchise. "The Starving Games" will be selling off international rights at the Cannes Film Festival this month, but has already sold in German and Middle Eastern territories. »
I can already feel the angry mob beginning to assemble; Showblitz reports that the comedy team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have signed on to write and direct The Starving Games, the latest in their long line of spoofs. As the title indicates, the movie will primarily use The Hunger Games as its fodder, but the brief news report also says that the duo will also throw spoofs on The Avengers, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, and probably whatever else is popular at the time they sit down to write it (maybe they’ll even use the parody novel The Hunger Pains as another source). The international rights to The Starving Games will be sold during the Cannes Film Festival this month, which I probably find a lot more hilarious than you do.
I don’t need to tell you that The Starving Games will most likely be terrible; the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
Did Carmen Electra make the choice to be a single lady again? The same day the 40-year-old Disaster Movie star was supposed to appear on the new Fox reality dating show, The Choice, speculation ran rampant that Electra had kissed her fiancé goodbye. But did Electra really end her four-year engagement with musician Rob Patterson, as Life and Style reported? Hold on to your engagement bling, lovers, 'cause this rumor is... So false! "Totally untrue," a source close to the couple told us regarding the mag's report, saying they are still engaged. So, for now, it looks like Electra and her Filter guitar beau are still on track to walk down the »
Cinematic terrorists Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, known for such classic film deconstruction visual essays as Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, Vampires Suck, and the upcoming The Biggest Movie of All Time 3D, are reuniting for yet another spoof of pop culture, this time taking aim at The Hunger Games.
Called The Starving Games, the film will follow the same basic plot of this year's blockbuster while weaving in jokes about Marvel's The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.
The main plot will revolve around a group of obese teenagers forced to eat to the death at a Las Vegas buffet by a government who feels fat kids are out of control. Of course, we will be greeted by characters like Fatniss Evereat and Pita Limon Meringue. Maybe Meat Loaf will make an appearance as himself.
The film is set »
Just when you thought our blockbusters were safe from awful spoofing comes word that the not-so-brilliant minds behind films like Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie are back at it again. This time, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are interested in writing and directing a spoof movie called The Starving Games, which will not only directly spoof this year's The Hunger Games, but also films like The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes 2 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The film, which will most likely be comprised of lame references to the biggest films of the past two years, is on course to film later this year for a release in 2013, after everyone has already forgotten about the films they're spoofing. But these things somehow make money...
- Erik Davis
You know you’ve hit the big time when someone makes a joke out of your movie, and you don’t get a whole lot bigger than The Hunger Games. Of course, Katniss and gang won’t be the only ones poked fun at in The Starving Games.
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have been laughing all the way to the bank, with films like Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie and Vampires Suck on their resume, and they’re adding another notch to their laugh track with a twisted parody of The Hunger Games. Just like with those other titles, other films will be also be targeted, with the duo taking the opportunity to make fun of Marvel’s The Avengers, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Friedberg and Seltzer will write and direct the movie, »
- Marty Shaw
Writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have yet to find a genre or hit movie they didn’t want to spoof. In their time, they have either contributed to or created the Scary Movie films, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans, Disaster Movie and Vampires Suck. While many had hoped that they would just give up and go and do charity work in recompense, they’ve now set their sights on The Hunger Games with The Starving Games. Hilarious!We realise that the pair have their fans (though a pill is being developed to treat that) and they shoot moderately low budgets with solid box office returns. But do we really need another kitchen-sink spoof full of a ragtag collection of tired pop culture references and Ott acting? The answer, apparently, is yes.The Starving Games, the rights to which will be on sale at Cannes, will use the »
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