Fifth time’s the charm? Well, maybe not. The new trailer and poster for Scary Movie 5 have just been released, and it definitely begs the question as to why this franchise is even continuing. It does try to remain current with this new trailer, now lampooning Mama and Evil Dead in addition to the first trailer’s parodies of Black Swan, Inception, and Paranormal Activity. The new poster is in a similar vein to previous ones, but is definitely relying heavily on the recent success of Mama and the good word-of-mouth for Evil Dead to draw in an audience. I honestly don’t think there was ever a point in continuing this series, especially without Anna Faris or Regina Hall, who made it through the first four movies and were always at least moderately funny. The new cast includes Simon Rex (returning but as a new character), Ashley Tisdale, Heather Locklear, Katt Williams, Sarah Hyland, and cameos from Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
Hit the jump for the new trailer and poster. Scary Movie 5 opens on April 12.
Unfortunately, the first trailer for Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof Scary Movie 5 has been released. Everything about this is terrible, as the trailer highlights the film’s awful, unfunny acting, annoying overuse of clichés, and abundance of physical “comedy.” The trailer also uses Danny Elfman’s swell score from Beetlejuice, which is offensive to Elfman, Beetlejuice, and good movies in general. The only familiar face here from the previous films is Simon Rex, and the series actually feels pretty outdated. Scary Movie 5 spoofs films like Black Swan and Inception, which just seems old at this point. The pic also takes on the Paranormal Activity franchise, but Scary Movie creator Marlon Wayans has his own PA spoof called A Haunted House set for release in January. Having now seen trailers for both films, I feel confident in saying that A Haunted House will look like Citizen Kane compared to Scary Movie 5.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Tisdale, Heather Locklear, and Katt Williams. Scary Movie 5 opens on April 12th.
Sons of Anarchy guest star Ashley Tisdale plays Emma Jean, a high-earning escort at Diosa International, owned and overseen by Nero Padilla (Jimmy Smits). A huge fan of the show, the former Disney star got her wish to be a part of the action when show creator Kurt Sutter offered her the guest arc as a high-priced escort who seemingly has a knack for causing trouble with SAMCRO.
During this recent interview to discuss her experience on the popular FX drama series, Ashley Tisdale talked about how the role came about, what viewers can expect from her character, how much fun she had with the more physical aspects, how she would like to continue to do more challenging and gritty roles, what was most memorable about the entire experience, and how she’d love to reappear on the show, at some point. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Few bits of casting news – first off, Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) is in talks to appear as a regular on the second season of FX’s thriller American Horror Story. Acting as the head of the institution for the criminally insane, Fiennes’ character would be set to have a May/December (or Harold and Maude?) romance with star Jessica Lange who also works there.
For more on who will be appearing in the show’s second season along with a discussion of the surprising casting choice for the upcoming season of FX’s badass biker drama Sons of Anarchy, hit the jump.
Here are today’s casting notes at a glance:
Hit the jump for more details.
At the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Thursday afternoon, Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment for The CW Television Network, took some time to talk to the press about the network’s upcoming programming and how it will fit in with it’s current slate of shows.
Last season, The CW premiered The Vampire Diaries, which went on to become the network’s #1 series. This season, the hit vampire drama will be paired with Nikita (which stars Maggie Q)m, in an attempt to bring both shows a wider audience. The other new Fall series, Hellcats, from executive producer Tom Welling and starring Ashley Tisdale and Alyson Michalka, will be paired with Tyra Bank’s reality series America’s Next Top Model.
Along with explaining their Internet marketing campaign, Dawn Ostroff also gave some hints as to what fans can expect from the upcoming seasons of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, which has a new show-runner this year, as well as the last season of Smallville. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
With the release of The CW’s 2010-11 schedule comes a couple of preview clips to promote the network’s new shows. With fewer programming hours during the week, The CW will only debut two new shows in the fall, the action-thriller Nikita and the college cheerleading drama Hellcats ; both have potential for success with solid lead-ins of The Vampire Diaries and America’s Next Top Model, respectively. Check out the clips and images for yourself, as well as full synopses for both shows, after the jump.