Is Robert Rodriguez the coolest dude in Hollywood? Yep, and we have biker-jacket-wearing, sunglasses-during-nighttime picture to prove it. But this isn’t just about "Grindhouse;" in fact, we’ve been working overtime to update our photo galleries, retrofitting "Blades of Glory," "Pathfinder," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End," and "Stardust" with brand new pics.
"Blades of Glory" will kick things off next week, teaming rising rookie Jon Heder with comedy veteran Will Ferrell as two rejected ice skaters who put their differences aside to enter the World Championships as a pairs team. Bad sweaters and amusingly awkward poses ensue. But, wait, what’s this? Jenna Fischer as possible love interest?
Awww. If I didn’t have this article to finish, I could easily imagine two or three scenes of this will-they-won’t-they sexual tension that ultimately goes nowhere. "Blades of Glory" skates into theaters March 30.
A week afterwards, America will finally get to revel in the depraved and immoral glory that is "Grindhouse." The pictures we added aren’t anything as wild as a fat guy eating a baby, but would you settle for Quentin Tarantino pouring a drink into a glass boot?
"Grindhouse" presents two feature length flicks (from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez), some fake trailers (Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, and Edgar Wright), and all the babes, car chases, and all-around mayhem that those guys imply. "Grindhouse" makes its way into theaters April 6.
And then a week after that is "Pathfinder," one of those ripping mythological yarns that Hollywood loves so much. This time, it’s the Vikings and Native Americans squaring off (sounds like a heavy metal music video):
Karl Urban stars as the warrior left behind by his Viking clan as a child in the North American wilderness. After being raised by the natives, he’s destined to stop the Vikings when they return for more pillaging. If you saw "300" and are still craving more swordplay and crazy saturated colors, "Pathfinder" might be your kind of movie. It’ll find its way into theaters on April 13.
May will finish off the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, and we’re commemorating by adding no less than 36 new pictures of "Pirates of Caribbean: At World’s End." Not much Orlando Bloom, but there’s no shortage of Chow Yun-Fat with his colorful crowd, Johnny Depp making faces, and Keira Knightley being cute in hats:
This end-all, be-all high seas adventure revolves around Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) sailing past map’s edge, confronting the cunning Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat), and rescuing Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). May 25 marks the spot for "At World’s End."
And, finally, we have "Stardust," an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman graphic novel of the same name. This is the first major photo update for the movie, and you can see most of the main stars: Robert DeNiro, Claire Danes, and Ricky Gervais striking a nice Terry Gilliam pose:
"Stardust" tells the fantastical tale of a young man who travels far beyond his village walls and into a world where he competes with four brothers (and three ghosts) for the affection of one enchanting damsel. Our cohorts across the pond had the chance to get an early peek, and the reaction was quite good. "Stardust" settles into theaters on June 22.