Movies

Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke Join Iron Man 2

Real-life couple Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke have signed onto star in Iron Man 2, the tentpole release set for 2010. Johansson will play Black Widow and Rourke will don the role of Whiplash. Johansson and Rourke, who are by no means a couple, fill out an already impressive cast that now includes six Oscar […]

Watch the New Star Trek Movie Trailer!

The latest Star Trek movie trailer is online, and you can watch it right here. This reimagining of the franchise definitely looks more serious and dramatic than past incarnations, but also looks to up the ante on the action as well. This movie trailer didn’t completely blow me away, but Star Trek remains one of […]

Odette Yustman and Amber Heard Make Out

They make out with some cash, that is. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that sexy starlets Odette Yustman and Amber Heard will star in the remake of a 1970 British thriller. The film, And Soon the Darkness, is set in Argentina – where it will be filmed – and follows “two girls from America who […]

The Haunting in Connecticut Moving Poster

Here’s a disturbing new marketing trend: the motion poster. Started by the smart folks in charge of marketing Terminator Salvation, the motion poster fad has expanded to the upcoming horror film The Haunting in Connecticut. The movie stars Virginia Madsen and looks pretty much like The Amityville Horror, but more like the creepy original than […]

Watch the Pandorum Movie Trailer

The movie trailer for Pandorum is now online. The Dennis Quaid-starring movie comes to theaters on September 4 (you know it must be good!), and is described as: From the creators of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, […]

23 Overlooked Movies of 2008

Every year, plenty of movies come and go with audiences ignoring them and/or critics bashing them. Many of these films deserve the fate bequeathed upon them, but there are others that leave the filmmakers scratching their heads or drinking away their sorrows in some lonely tavern only to wake up the next morning to find […]

Dakota Fanning to be Twilight’s Jane

I’ve been on a reading tear. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve read at least five books, three of them from the hugely successful Stephenie Meyer Twilight franchise. Not having a huge respect for the Mormon religion, I was impressed with the relative depth of the first book. Having already seen the movie, it […]

Alien Dogs in Planet 51 a Riot

I just watched the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie Planet 51, assuming it was a comedy but not knowing that it was an animated flick. The CGI – and movie in general – looks somewhat generic, though not bad by any means. While the teaser trailer didn’t blow me away, I did love two […]

Fox/WB Watchmen Settlement: The Invisible Hand

Fox and Warner Brothers have settled their dispute over Watchmen distribution rights, with Fox getting $10 million and a 5-8% revenue share for the highly anticipated Warner Brothers release. The studios released this joint statement today: “Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox have resolved their dispute regarding the rights to the upcoming motion picture “Watchmen” […]

Friday Box Office: Gran Torino Takes Off

Kudos to Clint Eastwood: he is poised for his best opening weekend of his career. The grisly actor-director, who has suggested this may be his last performance in front of the camera, sure knows how to go out on top if that’s the case. According to SlashFilm, Gran Torino made $10 million on Friday alone, […]

Warner Brothers Drops All DC Comic Movies

OK, so it’s not as drastic as the title sounds, but what is the deal with Warner Brothers all of a sudden? There is some major mismanagement going on with this company. The Dark Knight is a major success, basically heralding in a new era of darker, more compelling comic book movie adaptations. Not too […]

The 10 Best Comedies of 2008

2008 was a good year for comedies, and this coming from a guy who rates comedies as the least desirable genre. I actually do really enjoy comedies, but I like action flicks and depressing dramas much, much more. But in the absence of really great dramas, this genre rose up to truly deliver…. In Bruges […]

The Dumbest Movie Moments of 2008

Yahoo!Movies posted a great list today of the dumbest movie moments of 2008. Their #1 spot goes to the “Nuking the Fridge” moment in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which I have to admit is one of the most embarrassing and deflating moments in cinematic history. Why does Spielberg have the […]

30 Movies to See in 2009

2009 is almost upon us, and with it comes another year of hopeful movies looking to stretch the box office, entertain audiences and, in most cases, also appeal to critics. Some will exceed expectations, and some will fail miserably. It’s impossible to tell at such an early stage, but here are 25 movies that one […]

Disney Drops Narnia 3 Like a Bad Habit

Following the so-so box office results for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Walt Disney had decided to pull out of distributing for the upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Hollywood Reporter says, “Disney and Walden Media confirmed Tuesday that for budgetary and logistical reasons the Burbank-based studio is not […]