When I was a kid there were breakfast cereals based on TV shows. My parents were pretty healthy, but every once in a while I would get a box of Ghostbusters Cereal and my impressionable, little brain would just explode with joy. This made me wonder why there aren’t adult versions of the same? Here are a few examples we’d like to see.
FX is losing The Shield, but in an effort to keep their sky high level of grit intact, they came up with this brutal drama about an outlaw biker club. They run guns, get laid and beat the crap out of people, all in the name of a sacred pact of brotherhood…and booze.
Recap: Season 1, episode 3. The guys have to abandon their good time at the carnival to meet with the sketchy IRA guys who supply their automatic weapons. While they're trying to work out their business, the 13-year old daughter of a local business tycoon named Oswald gets raped in the woods.
I have a thing for French girls. I’ll take them over a tanned sorority sister in a tube top any day of the week. They have style and know how to look naturally sexy. Seems like Tarantino agrees with me and has added a few new beauties to his cast. Here are some pictures.
There’s a whole genre of movies that treat the later days of childhood as nothing but an abrupt movement into a real world where adults are violent perverts or self-serving assholes. They magnify the awkwardness of growing up into something that makes you unable to breathe.
I hate hospitals. You either go there when you're terribly sick or you come home with a baby. It's a no-win situation. But watching Hugh Laurie perfectly portray the grumpy genius doctor is worth feeling a little uncomfortable every week. He and his staff of less-brilliant doctors take on cases that would make normal docs hang up their stethescopes. It'll make you laugh. It will make you cry.
Recap: Season 5, Episode 1. Wilson is back, but he has a resignation letter in hand. That's bad news for House and the patient that he's too sad to treat because of it. The plot:
The X-Files have been off the air for years, but if your life just hasn't had enough TV drama laced with weird crap, then you're in luck. J.J. Abrams is taking a break from cashing his Lost checks to put together a science fiction series that deals with the dark and evil side of scientific research.
Recap: Season 1 episode 2. "The Same Old Story." After last week's pilot, comparisons to The X-Files were being thrown from every direction and this episode certainly isn't going to do anything to fix that. Story:
He’s known as one of the most unstable asshole directors out there, but today two of his actors from the set of Nailed are standing up for him. Here’s a little history of the conflict and some background on the ‘mercurial’ David O' himself.
Screenjunkies’ ongoing series of Craziest Moments brings a man so brilliantly suited for the spotlight that the list practically compiles itself. You have to ask: Is Kelsey a thespian? Is he a motivational speaker? Is he a choral god with Pan's Pipes just freaking genetically sewn into his throat muscles? The answer, dear friends, is a resounding YES. We hope you enjoy.
I have a hard enough time getting anything done thanks to the enormous amount of entertainment that's constantly available. Now, thanks to every TV show ever coming to DVD, it's getting even harder to squeeze work between episodes. But, there isn't a ton of great stuff out this week, so don't go canceling those plans just yet. Here's the best of the pack.
I think a lot of dudes don’t like Ben Affleck because he’s so successful. He won an Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting, has starred in some blockbusters (and some flops), and did a good job with his directorial debut in Gone Baby Gone. Now he’s back at making us feel unsuccessful by writing and directing a new Warner Brothers flick.
You would think four seasons of a wildly popular reality show and even a Behind the Music would be enough time to get Ozzy's story out there, but Jack and Sharon are reportedly teaming up to release a movie about the Oz Man's life in honor of his 60th birthday. As a fan, I think the movie could be good, but as a guy who hates hearing people's Ozzy impressions, I'm a little tentative.
Recap: Season 4 Episode 13, "If You Work for a Living, Why Do You Kill Yourself Working?" Nancy screwed up big time and leaves us all a little worried for her safety. She ratted out the Mexican crime boss she loves and got the gay partner of a DEA agent killed. Plus, she forgot to get Silas a birthday gift. But hey, at least she showed her boobs some more.
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It’s really hard to make a movie where a child star is defiled. So hard it took filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier many years to finally get a release for her Southern Gothic tale Hounddog. Amid boos at press screenings and horrible reviews, the movie hits a few theatres Sept. 19. Here’s a little more info about the controversy surrounding the project.
Tonight is the season four finale of Weeds and I am extremely excited. This has been the best season in a while and reports are that Mary Louise Parker gets more naked than ever tonight. 10 PM can't come soon enough.
There's a lot of speculation going around today about this photo of Eva Longoria leaving the Marvel offices with a business card and a bunch of comics. It all seems a little too convenient for me, but many people are saying that she might end up playing The Wasp in the upcoming Avengers flick.
A lot of movies have tried to blend extreme sports with traditional Hollywood shoot-em-ups. But few have been successful. To be fair, the original XXX was a totally absurd movie. But it was also pretty awesome to watch for one reason: Vin Diesel is a badass. And it looks like he's back as Xander Cage once again.
I really believe that the Coen brothers have to make movies to stay alive. They hatched a deal with the devil sometime around 1979. They have created some of the best film characters of all time whose quirky qualities gain traction with viewers and endear audiences. They can also do exactly the opposite.
It’s Louisiana, so everybody has to have a problem. If you’re black you’re also gay. If you work in a Walmart you have a rapier wit and are too smart for your surroundings. If you’re captain of the football team, you’re also a sex addict with a penchant for rough rolls in the swamp. If you’re a trailer park blonde, you’re also telepathic.
You've all laughed hysterically at the Peanuts vs. Goodfellas mash-up, but according to an interview with executive producer, Al Jean, this year's Simpsons Halloween show will poke fun at The Great Pumpkin as well as the Transformers.
Marriage is like much like the Cold War. I know, I’m married, and I bought a genuine piece of the former Berlin Wall, fashioned into a key chain, at a gas station in Calais when I was on a French exchange program in high school.
Recap: Season 5, Episode 2. The Entourage world has been turned upside-down. Drama is still famous and Vince is actually working hard for the first time in his career, only to find out that no one is interested in his services.
When you're looking for two guys to star in a crooked cop movie, you couldn't really ask for a better pair than Pacino and De Niro. I mean, maybe if you were to land Jesus and Rowdy Roddy Piper it would be close. Does all that star power add up to the best movie ever? No. But, Righteous Kill definitely doesn’t suck. Rating: B-
Well guys, it looks like we’re about to lose my home state to a storm that MSNBC’s sexy Contessa Brewer is calling “Unprecedented.” In a way I’m happy that a hard rain will finally come and wash all the filth off of Houston. But it’s also going to be sad to see the country of my youth given over to the Gods of the Sea.
It’s a good weekend for entertainment. Most notably, the Weather Channel’s ongoing coverage of Ike as it holds Texas’ face under water while laughing. Here’s our weekly list of what to check out.
Spike Jones is one of my heroes. He’s become a cultural icon by doing exactly the unique projects that he wants to do. I can watch any of the music videos he did with Michel Gondry over and over. And like Gondry he looks at things through the eyes of a child. This is why Where The Wild Things Are should be a great film.
I try so hard not to fall into the Transformers 2 hype, but every time one of these little bits of info slip out, I go spiraling back to my childhood, which I spent sitting on a rug turning robots into cars and then back into robots.