The Human Centipede: [First Sequence]
A pair of American tourists vacationing in Germany take a wrong turn on the way to the nightclub. They stumble upon a house inhabited by a surgeon who may be a huffing some of his own ether. That’s just the beginning of this fiendish exercise in gross-out. Turns out the mad doctor has plans to stitch together more or less what the title promises, fashioning the world’s longest gastric tract in the process. While there’s enough instances of shock in writer-director Tom Six‘s to make it right home at the Siamese tent-shows that inspired it, what is truly unexpected are the moments of stiff humor and even tenderness. Holding it all together is the improbably named Dieter Laser as the doctor who holds a PhD. in creepy. A horror movie with, if you will, legs.
Extras: Deleted scene, behind the scenes featurette, casting tapes; Six also provides a commentary track and interview.
- By C. Bottomley
Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!
Life As We Know It is a new Katherine Heigl movie, not to be confused with the upcoming Bret Michaels show Life As I Know It on VH1. The main difference between the two being that one stars a blond celebrity that makes us cringe and the other stars Bret Michaels.
The new movie premiered last night in New York City and the many faces of Heigl were in attendance – she was certainly expressive on the red carpet, wasn’t she? Still, she looked glamorous in that red satin dress, we have to admit.
Heigl was surrounded by a trio of Joshes as well, who all looked dapper. Husband Josh Kelley was posing by her side, and co-stars Josh Duhamel and Josh Lucas tried hard not to gag during Heigl and Kelley’s red carpet makeout sessions. Check out all of Heigl’s red carpet wacky face (quick, someone hit her on the back so it’ll freeze like that forever!) in our gallery below.
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Oh, happy Harry day! The latest Deathly Hallows posters just arrived in our inbox, along with a healthy dose of blood spatter and dirt. Is it possible that this film adaptation goes astray and we find out Harry and Hermoine are actually wand-wielding, conscientious serial killers?! [Posters: Warner Bros., Showtime]
Check out the latest Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer in HD after the jump!
Seriously, everyone was at the premiere for The Social Network in New York last night. Friends. Friends of friends. People outside The Social Network‘s social network. If we were Facebook friends with Justin Timberlake, we’re sure his status would have read Justin Timberlake is…wondering who all these people are?
Anyone who is anyone was at the Cinema Society’s screening of the film (the film which has successfully ruined Radiohead‘s “Creep” for us, thankyouverymuch), stars like JT and Jesse Eisenberg, the film’s writer Aaron Sorkin and plenty of total randoms like Adrien Brody, Gabourey Sidibe and Lance Bass. It really is like using a Friend Finder to discover how all these random people are connected even though you never knew they knew each other. For a look at who attended, check out our gallery below. But don’t you dare try to un-tag yourself, Timberlake.
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Glee‘s resident hot mama (literally) has headed in a “New Direction” and hit the big screen, and in what we predict will be a big way. Dianna Agron stars opposite her real-life boyfriend Alex Pettyfer in the sci-fi thriller I Am Number Four, due out just in time for your 2011 Valentine’s Day date night.
Pettyfer plays one of nine human-like aliens who’ve escaped to Planet Earth. A deadly enemy species hunts him down, but for unknown reasons the predators must kill the sexiest aliens in the history of cinema in sequential order. Three parish (possibly prior to the film’s start), and Agron’s new alien boy toy is #4. This poppin’ fresh teaser trailer leads us to believe there will be little-to-no spontaneous song-and-dance numbers.
Take a closer look at Dianna Agron below, including a shot of the very blond lovers on set.
The Killer Inside Me
Like the best film noirs, The Killer Inside Me starts with a single chance meeting and then heads out to where the buses don’t run. Casey Affleck is the sheriff in a small West Texas town, baby blue-eyed boyish underneath his omni-present ten-gallon hat. Jessica Alba is a prostitute who is a little too scorching for 1950s Main Street. Affleck is supposed to ask her to leave the city limits. Instead, the two form a hot-and-cold bond that sears back the layers on Affleck’s psychotic side. Affleck seems to be channeling every charmer whose slick patter has masked a black-hearted snake oil salesman, not least certain presidents from that part of America. His poison affects every relationship he has, including that with sexy gal-pal Kate Hudson. The violence is shocking to watch, but the rest of this handsome-looking film gleams like a diamond in the hot Texas sun. A disturbing and provocative watch.
Extras: Trailer and making of featurettes.
- By C. Bottomley
Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!
Psst! This post contains slight spoilers about Twilight: Breaking Dawn! If you haven’t read the books and don’t know what happens, consider yourself warned.
On Lost, Maggie Grace played Shannon, the bitchy, sunbathing brat whose brother died and eventually gets killed herself. It was just announced that Grace has been cast in Twilight: Breaking Dawn as Irina, the bitchy vampire whose lover died and eventually gets killed herself.Ã‚Â (So she had good reason to be bitchy, but still, she seriously put a damper on Edward and Bella’s plans for eternal love for a while.)
Of course, the similarities end there so this isn’t actually just typecasting. On Lost, Grace was just a spoiled rich kid who was only useful when someone needed something translated from French to English. In Twilight, she’s the focal point for the entire second half of the book and the story hinges on her after she makes accusations about Edward and Bella’s baby, RenesmÃƒÂ©e. While Grace isn’t who we pictured for the role, we think it’s an interesting choice. What say you, Twilight fans? Do you think she can bring what’s needed (vengeance, sparkliness, spying skills) to the role?
Oh man, guys. You want to have a good cry? Check out the trailer for the amazing documentary Waiting for Superman, which opens in theaters today. It’s a moving tale about our education system, the cracks that are easy to fall into and the kids trying to crawl out of them. (Bright, brilliant kids who you will be rooting for from the first second of the movie.)
Trust us – watch and go.
There are few things that actually makes us “squeeeee!”, as the kids say, but Harry Potter is one of them. The books, the movies (well, the last couple movies anyway), the theme park, whatever – we’re into it. So we’re thrilled to watch the full trailer for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I, which is like a mini-epic in itself.
In all seriousness, we wonder if the performances in this movie will be recognized at the Oscars (we’d settle for a Golden Globe, too) because Ralph Fiennes‘ Voldemort voice is chilling, and Daniel Radcliffe is putting himself through the ringer in these final two movies. Check out the trailer, which seems extremely faithful to the book and just as dark and emotional. We fully intend to bawl our faces off during this movie, if not for the deaths that occur than because it means the franchise is that much closer to being over. November 19, you can’t come soon enough!
Stills from the trailer below!
The ants in our pants can take a breather – season one of Modern Family finally hit the racks today. The talent-laden and critically-acclaimed ABC series puts a hilarious spin on ordinary situations that crop up in today’s diverse families. Family cleaned up at the Emmys last month, taking home hardware for Outstanding Comedy, Casting, Writing, and Editing, as well as an individual win for Eric Stonestreet as Supporting Actor. The DVD set includes a whopping 24 episodes, guaranteed to bring on couch potato syndrome.
Extras: Deleted scenes and family interviews, an LOL-inducing gag reel, and “making of” featurettes.
Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip where Phil (Ty Burrell) explains his relationship with his father-in-law, Jay (Ed O’Neill).