Studio executives should have a good sense for future trends, correct? They are the ones intimately involved in the business of movies, and as much as we gripe about the crap that is shoveled into theaters, the fact is that studios make a good amount of money. These executives, to some extent or another, know […]
Every once in a while a movie comes along that defies expectations, that rocks its very essence, that destroys all hope of anything ever succeeding it. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not that film. If X-Men 3 was a disappointment – and it was – Wolverine is a mitigated disaster, full of hammy dialogue, rushed storytelling […]
Capitalism: A Love Story, the new well-timed (as always) film by Michael Moore, strikes hard and cuts to the heart of yet another one of the country’s key issues, the manipulation and greed at the core of our capitalist system.Â Moore traces the history of our capitalist system from our constitution, which mentions little to […]
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It appears to be almost a certainty. In an interview, Harrison Ford had this to say about the prospects of Indiana Jones 5, to be titled Indiana Jones and The Quest to Be Better Than the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: “The story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form. […]
Patrick Swayze has unfortunately passed away at the age of 57. He died after battling pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly form of the disease. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side. Despite his diagnosis becoming front-page news in early 2008 (including reports that he had days to live), he continued to work, […]
As my roommate likes to remind me, I’m always two weeks behind on viral videos. By the time I see something funny, he’s already seen it a dozen times. At least this time, I have an excuse: I was on vacation, away from computers and technology and electricity.
A couple years ago, one of my friends and coworkers invited me to attend a film premiere at the Seattle Art Museum, and I, being a movie buff, obliged her. We showed up and waited in the lobby for half an hour as the previous screening – yes, there were two consecutive showings – emptied […]
Summer isn’t officially over quite yet, but the summer movie season (May to August) is, as evidenced by The Final Destination 3D winning its second weekend in a row with a paltry $12 million. This summer made more money for studios than any other summer in history, though such records hardly mean much when the […]
Hugo Chavez. Man of the people. Enemy of America. Dictator. Movie star? Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Italy today signing autographs and walking the red carpet to see Oliver Stone’s new documentary South of the Border, which is about Chavez and his strained relationship with the United States.
Hollywood wants Jay Leno to fail. It’s true, and it’s not surprising. With his new show set to debut at 10pm on September 14, 2009 on NBC, Hollywood is rooting against him, according to an interesting article by Variety, published today. Why? A week’s worth of Leno will cost the same amount as one, one-hour […]
With season six looming, NBC is releasing The Office: Season 5 on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday. With the 26 episodes comes the typical bonus feature culprits – deleted scenes, episode commentaries and a gag reel – but in this case, that’s actually a good thing. As has been the case with other seasons of […]
From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes another seemingly bright dramedy titled Sunshine Cleaning, about two down-and-out women who start a crime scene cleaning business. Though I’m generally not fooled by the “from the producers of” marketing spin films are often given, I did fall for this one: following the trailers, casting and even […]
Kids are back to school, parents are back to work (well, except for the unemployed ones) and Hollywood has decided to not release anything worthwhile… it must be September! Many of the major television shows are starting up, too, and football season is upon us – not to mention the end of the regular baseball […]
Those expecting Superbad things from director Greg Mottola’s follow-up comedy Adventureland may be disappointed. The R-rated drama-comedy, about a young man in the 1980’s who desperately takes a job at a trashy carnival and finds first love, is a well-made and engaging film, but it isn’t nearly as funny as Superbad, nor is it meant […]