/Film reader Sheryl Z pointed us towards this trailer for a very well done Juno parody titled Jewno. The title tells you everything. Written by Daily Show scribe Rob Kutner & Sheryl Zohn, and directed by Stephen J Levinson for The Shushan Channel, Jewno tackles almost every possible Jewish joke (and then some) in the context of a story about of a Jewish teenager who gets pregnant. And yes, that is JK Simmons reprising his role from the original Jason Reitman film.

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New Juno Movie Poster


Fox Searchlight has released a new poster for Jason Reitman’s Juno (which as yout already know, I loved loved LOVED). The poster that was released last month was a film festival exclusive. I’m glad they came up with something a little more attractive. I’m still not digging the orange and white stripe theme, and wish they did more with the hand drawn theme (see logo). The new poster features a quote from Roger Ebert:

“A Fresh, Unusually Intelligent Comedy With Dialogue So Quick And Funny You Feel The Actors Are Preforming It On A High Wire.”

Check out the new poster after the jump.

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Juno: Four Video Clips


Here’s the standard recap: I saw Juno at the Toronto Film Festival and in my review I said that it was “the best movie of the year (so far)” and it is this year’s “Little Miss Sunshine”. You may as well find another website to read if you want to avoid an overload in Juno news in the next couple months before the film is unleashed upon the world. Festival screenings have pushed the film to a 9.1 rating on IMDb, and 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

I now present you with four new video clips from Juno for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

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Jason Bateman NOT in Kevin Smith’s Porno

Jason BatemanA few weeks ago AintITCool reported a RUMOR that Jason Bateman had been cast as Zack in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. I was able to speak to Bateman exclusively while he was promoting his appearance in Jason Reitman’s Juno at the Toronto Film Festival, and he denied the story completely.

“No, I read that, but no, Not at all,” Bateman told /Film. “I met him at a coffee bean and tea leaf in LA about three months ago, and that’s about as close to the accuracy of it.”

JK Simmons, who was also in the same room jumped in:

“You know, Smith’s kid and mine go to the same school and I haven’t been in any of his damn movies. [Laughs]“

Juno director Reitman later dropped mention to us that Smith’s Clerks was one of the films that inspired him to get into filmmaking.

So there you have it: No Rosario Dawson as Miri, and Jason Bateman was never attached as Zack. Anyone have any ideas on who the real cast might be for this film? E-mail Us!

Jason Reiman

We’ve been following Jason Reitman’s career for some time now. Ever since we peeped his incredible short film In God We Trust on Atom Films several years ago. Jason is of course the son of Ghostbusters and Animal House director Ivan Reitman. But he’s not standing it Ivan’s shadows. He’s been making a name for himself. His last indie flick, Thank You For Smoking was both critically acclaimed and publicly accepted. Until now all we’ve known about his next film Juno, was that it involved a young woman dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Our good friends at Fox Searchlight have sent us the official plot synopsis:

JUNO (Ellen Page) is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the help of her hot best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents (J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.

Sounds interesting, and it sure has a great cast. Searchlight has also announced that they will give the film a platform release (ala Little Miss Sunshine) starting on Friday, December 14th, 2007 (just in time for award season).

And if you haven’t yet watched Jason’s first film, the short we mentioned earlier – In God We Trust, check it out after the jump.
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Video: Spider-Man 2.1

J. Jonah Jameson as Spider-Man

A couple days ago we showed you the extended train fight sequence from Spider-Man 2.1, which hits store shelves next week. Now we have yet another look at more cut footage. Below you can watch a short clip of Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson having fun in Spider-Man’s suit. Pretty funny stuff. You can definitely see why the scene was cut from the final film, it was probably too over the top funny for the context of the rest of the movie. Also, J.K. Simmons’ head looks very odd on-top of Spider-Man’s body. I wonder how it will play now that it has been added to the extended cut.


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