Somewhere I sense that George W. Bush is giggling somewhere, because while we have to pay for his sins, we also have to pay for Hollywood’s unoriginality. Word has it that Donnie Darko 3 may be in the works, and that puts the “franchise” now at two unnecessary sequels.
When I think about guys who have comeback potential, I think Harrison Ford or Kevin Costner. I’d never even considered that Jean-Claude Van Damme was capable of such a designation, but here is JCVD, a self-satirical crime drama-thriller that defies genre and is actually pretty good. Yes, a pretty good Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. When […]
A movie that received little fanfare when it was released earlier this year, Fired Up looked like a clichÃ© teen comedy in almost every way. A rip-off of Bring It On most people assumed. And yet, Fired Up is a surprisingly funny comedy that is a lot like Bring It On, except that it is […]
Sam Raimi returns to the genre that put him on the map thirty years ago: the horror genre. Though now best known as the director of the Spider-Man trilogy, he has a special place in horror aficionado’s hearts for the dark-but-funny Evil Dead trilogy. And now, we get Drag Me to Hell, a hilarious throwback […]
The Hangover repeated its dominance at the box office this weekend, taking in another $33.4 million; the R-rated comedy is now on pace to rake in approximately $175 million, against a budget of $25-$35 million. The people behind Land of the Lost (biggest flop of the year?) and Terminator Salvation are shaking their heads in […]
Watch the funny new teaser trailer for Michael Moore’s upcoming documentary. The movie’s title has yet to be announced, but it is about the economic bailouts to the country’s financial institutions, and, presumably, the economic situation in general. Watch the teaser trailer now:
Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pulman, Eliza Dushku and Danny DeVito star in the edgy crime thriller Nobel Son, a surprisingly effective and twisting movie. In Nobel Son, Rickman plays an obnoxiously cocky professor who has just been selected to receive the Nobel Prize. On the eve of the award ceremony, […]
Moon, Duncan Jones’ directorial feature, is a rare sci-fi film in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Outland and Silent Running.Â With an almost throwback, vintage set design and visuals, Moon chooses to focus almost entirely on the psychological aspects of living in space alone.Â Sam Rockwell, perhaps one of only a few current […]
The long-delayed and much anticipated Fanboys came to theaters earlier this year with little fanfare and promotion, confirming what was long suspected: it just isn’t that good. Now on DVD, more people have the chance to view mediocrity at its finest. Fanboys stars Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler and Jay Baruchel as four friends […]
The 21st century officially started January 1, 2001. However, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll include the year 2000 in there, primarily because it contains a “2.”Â Over the last nine years, there have been plenty of sci-fi films, ranging from full-out action to indie dramas. Many have gone on to great things, like this […]
Paramount Home Video has unleashed another wave of terror upon us by re-releasing three more Friday the 13th movies on DVD, thus confirming that Paramount is, indeed, trying to get everyone in the world to commit suicide simultaneously. This awful franchise only gets worse as it goes along, as The Final Chapter and A New […]
It takes a little bit of head scratching to figure out what Paramount is talking about when they refer to the Star Trek trilogy, as I’m pretty sure there are eleven films released one after the other with no proclamation of a trilogy. But when it comes down to it, there is a three-part story […]
The Will Ferrell-starring Land of the Lost, considered this wekeend’s “big opener,” flopped hard on Friday, taking in only $7.2 million. The movie, which is budgeted at about $100 plus what must be a pretty large marketing budget, will be lucky to make $20 million for the entire weekend. Few people are crying over this.
Has anyone watched the teaser movie trailer for the Twilight sequel New Moon? The teaser trailer is garbage. Absolute garbage. It looks like some kind of commercial for a TV movie, with the sappy romantic stuff at the beginning and the cheesy werewolf at the end.
OK, maybe the 2009 Speed Racer award goes to Terminator Salvation, but that’s perhaps a bit unfair as that movie will at least make $100 million. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra however… God, may you bless humanity and urge everyone not to see this movie.