OMG! New Super-Dirty, NSFW, Red-Band "Magic Mike" Trailer and TV Spot!  

Ladies, and ahem, some gents, listen up -- if you previously didn't have any plans to watch "Magic Mike," these new NSFW, red-band trailer may change your mind! They pretty much showed everything, well, booty shots, and yes, more!

Director Steven Soderbergh's titillating dramedy about male strippers featuring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam Rodriguez opens on June 29th (the trailer and tv spot are misleading because these were made for the UK audience where the film is opening on July 11)

Thanks to our friends at Digital Spy by way of Collider, you can be teased, tortured, and submit to the male nakedness of the cast! Take a look:

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Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" Begins Production  

Paramount Pictures has announced that principal photography for "Labor Day" has begun. Written and directed by Jason Reitman ("Young Adult," "Up in the Air"), Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in the adaptation of Joyce Maynard's novel of the same name. The film is shooting in Massachusetts.

According to the press release:

“LABOR DAY” centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.

I adore Reitman's storytelling, and he is always a fun interview! He told me that he writes in my hood, Palm Springs. (Check out my interviews with Reitman for "Up in the Air" here, and for "Young Adult" right here)

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Does "The Lone Ranger' Really Need $250 Million Budget? Maybe More? Really? 

And "The Lone Ranger" problems continue.

Last year, production was halted by Disney for fear of its escalating cost of....$250 million. Then, all sides agreed on a set budget of $215 million (still very high, if you ask me) and the film started shooting in New Mexico on Feb. 28th.

We even received the picture above as proof that yes, Johnny Depp is Tonto and Armie Hammer is the masked Lone Ranger and production, directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, was moving smoothly.


THR is saying:

Insiders say the movie, which began shooting Feb. 28 in New Mexico, is not only running days or possibly weeks behind its 120-day shooting schedule, it's also over its revised budget. Several sources say the effects-heavy Lone Ranger is now back at its original cost of $250 million, while one source close to the production says it has surpassed that figure.

Will the film be finished on time for its July 3, 2013 target release date? There may be some silver lining though, according to insiders who had seen footage, "The Lone Ranger" may do to Westerns what "Pirates of the Caribbean" did to the Pirate genre.

We'll see, but going back to my original question -- why the heck do they need $250 million plus to make "The Lone Ranger?" It's cowboys, and Indians, and a few horses right? Unless, there are aliens and sci-fi elements in there, which is a bad sign. Remember "Cowboys & Aliens?" Or what about Disney's own "John Carter?"

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"Moonrise Kingdom" Fans -- Watch Suzy's Books Come to Life with Brand, New Animated Video 

When I was watching Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," like a nerd, I was jotting down the titles shown of Suzy's (Kara Hayward) books -- "The Girl from Jupiter," "The Francine Odysseys," etc. I thought they were real books and perhaps, I could delve into them quickly to prepare for my interviews with the cast and Mr. Anderson himself. (Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman interview for "Moonrise Kingdom")

To my surprise, those books were fictional creation from the brilliant mind of Anderson and of course, his co-writing cohort, Roman Coppola. So when I interviewed the director, I asked him if those books have a deeper meaning behind Suzy's odyssey, and Anderson replied by saying the books actually would be available in animated form. And sure enough, it is now available for us to see! (Check out my interview with Anderson for "Moonrise Kingdom" right here and my movie review right here)

Narrated by the film's storyteller, Bob Balaban (yup, he's credited as the Narrator), take a look at the trippy fun video:


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Happy 100th Anniversary Paramount Pictures! Thanks for the Movie Memories! 

From George Clooney to Adam Sandler, Kirk Douglas to Eddie Murphy, 116 stars, directors, and studio executives gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime event -- celebrating Paramount Pictures' 100th year of awesomeness HA! :happy

The celebrities posed for Vanity Fair, go to their site right now for an interactive guide so you'll find out who's who in the picture plus a quick visit down memory lane for Paramount's rich history.

Oh, and the video below is the Behind the Scenes look at the photo shoot! Once again, Happy 100th Anniverary Paramount Pictures, in the words of one of your franchises, live long and prosper!

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