Ben Affleck will play an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the film, which centers on a flower extract factory owner (Jason Bateman) who's dealing with workplace problems and a streak of bad luck, including his wife's affair with a gigolo. Clifton Collins Jr. is also joining the cast as a factory worker who loses a body part in a freak accident and is now due for a huge settlement. have already boarded the project, which begins filming Monday in Los Angeles.
The highest grossing summer in box office history came to an end this holiday weekend, not with a whimper or a bang, but with a modest cull that was neither surprising nor disappointing. For the second week in a row, Warner Brothers' fourth installment of their popular Death franchise The Final Destination, directed by David R. Ellis, came in first with $12.4 million. With the film continuing to do so well in 3D, we can certainly expect that this won't be the "final" installment of this long running horror series. The film has made $47.5 million to date, with even more coin to be added after this Labor Day weekend calls it a close.
The Sandra Bullock comedy All About Steve debuted in second place, giving the actress her second substantial hit of the year. The film pulled in an estimated $11.2 million over the course of the weekend, though it was welcomed with a lukewarm reception. This week's other new comers didn't fare quite as well. Gamer, Neveldine and Taylor's second high-octane action film of the year, this one starring Gerard Butler, failed to muster up much attention. It arrived in fourth place with $9 million. Though, the worst opening in recent history goes to Mike Judge's Extract, which opened at number ten with just $4.1 million. This bodes well for Judge's track record. His films usually flounder and flop at the box office, but go onto become huge cult successes that rack up quite a bit of dough on the home video circuit. I doubt this is the last we'll here from this Jason Bateman comedy.Read More
Writer-director Mike Judge put out a little film in 1999 that studios had little to no confidence in. With just a limited release rollout, the film bombed theatrically but, much to everyone's surprise, once Office Space hit the shelves on DVD and also on cable, it became perhaps one of the biggest cult classic films of all time. Judge is once again mining the hilarity of the workplace with his new film Extract, which hits theaters on September 4 and could easily be described as Office Space for blue-collar America.
We were able to speak exclusively with Judge along with two of his incredibly diverse cast members, Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis, about this hilarious new film. Click below to take a look at our exclusive video interview featurette for this new comedy.Read More
Yahoo! Movies has just made a new video clip of Extract available! However, what makes this really cool is that Mike Judge (the director of Extract), has his groundbreaking animated characters Beavis and Butt-Head introduce the clip! Watch it now...
Ben Affleck will play an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the film, which centers on a flower extract factory owner (Jason Bateman) who's dealing with workplace problems and a streak of bad luck, including his wife's affair with a gigolo. Clifton Collins Jr. is also joining the cast as a factory worker who loses a body part in a freak accident and is now due for a huge settlement.Read More
Labor Day weekend is coming up, and it's a holiday that marks the end of the summer movie season along with summer itself. All the kids are heading back to the classroom for another dreaded year of school and (for those in L.A. like myself) the weather starts to cool... hopefully. While fall usually isn't seen as a cinematic hotbed, with the blockbuster summer season over, there are still plenty of quality films to check out at the box office. This year we have Megan Fox's possessed body, a sensational animated film and a new zombie adventure. There's a lot more that I'm looking forward to this fall, so here is a comphrehensive look at what you can expect from this fall movie season.
Gamer is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.Read More
Comic-Con has announced their full programming lineup for Saturday, July 25. You can check out the full schedule if you CLICK HERE, but below you can take a look at all of the film and TV-related panels and other happenings.
- Is animation growing up, or is a PG-13 rating just an excuse for cartoon writers to use bad words and graphically kill off their characters? Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Matt Wayne (Hellboy: Sword of Storms), Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman), Charles Horn (Robot Chicken), Paul Dini (Return of the Joker), Greg Johnson (The Ultimate Avengers, Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange), and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) will answer this as well as other, more serious questions about this new genre (if you don't count 1972's Fritz the Cat). Spoiler alert: Expect these writers to announce lots of exciting new projects. Room 3Read More