Johnny Depp is being rumored to replace Heath Ledger in the upcoming Terry Gilliam movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which begs the question: if a leading actor dies, what should happen to the film? My personal belief is that a movie shouldn’t die based on one man alone. After all, there are hundreds of […]
Some people are excited for 2009’s action movie G.I. Joe. After all, the movie is based on one of the most popular and iconic television shows of the 1980’s. There are millions of fanboys drooling over the release of this film (Garth, you reading?). And, other than the fact U.S. foreign policy is hated by […]
Peter Jackson may not be directing the upcoming Hobbit movies, but New Line may have found an even better director to take his place. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hobbit movies – the book is somehow being split into two films – will be directed by none other than Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro […]
Comedies can win Oscars, or at least Golden Globes. Foreign films get their own category. So, aside from family films, the one genre that never gets much recognition other than through box office dollars is the action movie genre. Action films have become blurred with thrillers recently, as Hollywood has leaned more toward serious, realistic […]
Has anyone realized that 2008 has just as many big movies, if not more big movies, than 2007 did? We get Batman, Bond, Harry, Indy, Kirk, Rambo and Mulder over the span of approximately 180 days, and those are only a fraction of the cool-looking movies coming out this year. Of course, the most anticipated […]
As many people know, Roman Polanski is not allowed to return to the United States or travel to countries that have an extradition treaty with the U.S. (like Great Britain) due to his conviction of “engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor” in the late 1970’s. With a new movie called Roman Polanski: Wanted […]
Some may take offense to the fact that I may appear more concerned about the next Batman movie than Heath Ledger, but that is not my intent with this article. Heath Ledger’s death was shocking and a little depressing, considering that he was a great and underrated actor who, I believe, was on the verge […]
Up until now, I’ve stayed quiet on the Golden Globes. Yes, the reason is partially that I’ve been too busy to do a blog post, but after the winners were announced in a press conference earlier in the week, I had to chime in. How in God’s name did Sweeney Todd win Best Musical or […]
Michael Clayton (2007), the critically acclaimed drama-thriller starring George Clooney, is returning to theaters on January 25th, presumably with hopes of getting some Oscar recognition. While quite incredible, the movie has suffered from a few things that could hurt its chances: It didn’t make any money. Sadly, financial success is often a factor in winning […]
The Top Ten Movies of 2007 List, as selected by me, Erik Samdahl, is here! As I said all year, 2007 was a terrific 365 days for film, as there were more quality movies than the last two or three years combined. I usually scrape to put a Top Ten List together, but this year […]
We wrote this January 2008 movie list a little late, but here are the January films ordered by rank of excitement factor. With exception to the first two films in the list (of course, Cloverfield is on the list), the rest range from uninspiring to downright garbage.
Watch the all-new movie trailer for George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead, a hand-held approach to the zombie genre. Hear what we have to see about the movie trailer, and what we think about Mr. Romero, the so-called master of zombie movies.
I normally don’t feature projects like this, but writer David Desjardin contacted me in regards to a project he has been working on called Heavy Weapon. David, who’s in the military, decided to write an action movie script after he and his friends found themselves complaining about how modern action movies don’t compare to those […]
Ukranian hottie Olga Kurylenko has been selected to bed with James Bond in the new James Bond film called… James Bond 22. Kurylenko is a very attractive model, as seen from this lovely image (main picture), and that’s about all that I have to say about that. Since I’ve already laid into Yahoo! once in […]