Episode 1 Nerds, geeks and other people who liked The X-Files have been eagerly anticipating Fringe's debut for months, but now that we have all seen the premiere, it seems like we have a hit on our hands. I'm excited for the rest of the season, but remind me never to get on a plane with J. J. Abrams. Dude has some serious issues with air travel.
And now, a little history lesson on none other than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a winning example of how spontaneous parody ideas can go on to create entertainment empires.
For the second week in a row, we're a little light in the decent DVD department, but with only three things on our watch list, there's plenty of time to catch the premiere of Fringe tonight. Plus, it'll leave you with some paycheck left over to eat dinner that's not from a dollar menu. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 3
William Shatner is a great fit for our reoccurring list of crazy star moments. The man does some truly bizarre things while seeming to take himself completely seriously. But really, it’s all just a joke. We think. And with the sad news that he will not take part in J.J.
When Duke Nukem 3D was fresh, it won my little heart with its crude jokes and animated ultra-violence. Unfortunately, that was 12 years ago, and in that time I have completely lost interest and so has just about everyone else I know. But, the Duke has two games coming out soon and Hollywood isn't exactly busting with new ideas, so Max Payne producer, Scott Faye is giving flat top a shot at the big screen.
Ladies, we love you, but your taste in TV sucks. Please, read and consider these points carefully while we sneak over and delete Grey's Anatomy from the TiVo list.
Episode: "Till We Meet Again." The finale is coming up like a random drug test on a supermarket employee and there's still quite a bit to be resolved. But now, the tunnel is gone and the shit is about to hit the fan. And this is Mexican shit. Anyone who has ever spent a weekend in a Tijuana bathroom knows that's no joke.
Evil Dead The Musical is not a new thing. It’s been a long running show way-off-Broadway. Like Toronto way-off-Broadway. My first response when I read about adapting this into a movie was that it would be lame. But I guess there’s always a possibility that they could do something sort of novel with it.
This weekend was one of the worst weekends in box office history, which could mean one of several things. Either you're all:A) Too busy leading glorious lives and enjoying every moment to its fullest.B) Too broke because you spent all of your money on Dark Knight tickets and gas.C) Acutally, it was probably B so there will be no more choices.
It was the wost weekend for the box office in years. I had to go to San Francisco against my will, and Stan lost a finger. Ok, he just broke it.
How do you tell the world you've arrived in 1960? Pretty much the same way you tell the world you've arrived today: buy a Cadillac.
With the bad taste of The Lost Boys: The Tribe still souring me a little on vampires, I didn't go into HBO's new blood-sucking series with high hopes. But, despite some really bad accents and Anna Paquin's jacked up teeth, True Blood doesn't suck….yet. Plot
Last time was saw the guys, Medellin had just bombed at the Cannes and sold for the bargain price of one dollar. Now it's time to find out if E and Vince can bounce back from such an epic failure. But first, let's watch Ari yell and hot girls get topless.
Want to watch a three hour long inside joke between annoying celebrities and 14 year old girls? Neither did I, but I have a duty and if that means having to watch Russell Brand bomb for longer than any comedian in history, then so be it. Russell who?
David Spade managed to sneak his filthy cracker seed past a Playboy Playmate’s first (jumping jacks) and second (prayer) lines of defense. Sir, you could have done MUCH worse. High Five! Click through for pictures of his baby’s mamma, Jillian Grace. [NSFW]
Maybe I'm not the sentimental type or maybe I just don't share the unending, fiery love for Superman that some people seem to have. Or maybe I just see how absolutely ridiculous it is for a legitimate charity to try and guilt people into donating money that will be put toward saving the house in which Superman was invented. Sorry Ronald McDonald, your house full of sick kids and their families doesn't have enough comic book history to get my money. [Warning: Ranting ahead]
I’ve been writing recaps of the show Buzzin’ for the past month. Then one week it just didn’t show up on The MTV. The last episode that aired didn’t seem like any sort of finale. I called the Hollywood police to file a missing show report, but they didn’t seem to understand what I meant.
There are always things that we can't really put our amazingly unique and extensive touch on. So here are a few of them, in list form.
Screenjunkies can not take credit for this one. It was sent to us by the geniuses at Holytaco.
It has made $500 million and has had praise heaped onto it from nerds, film buffs and just about anyone else with eyeballs. But I went out on a mission to find someone who still hadn't seen it. I found that man. He opted to stay anonymous, but gave me the exclusive interview. [Spoilers ahead]
Rumors have abounded concerning the possible involvement of Judd Apatow in the third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. According to Dan Aykroyd the script is already being written.
Episode: "Viral Videos." Everyone made a big deal about it when they tested the Diet Coke and Mentos myth, so I guess it only makes sense that they would devote a whole episode to wacky internet videos. I've posted the original clips of the videos they tested below, just in case you're a total n00b. The car lifted by firehoses:
With The Shield about ready to start spending its pension checks, FX needed something to step in and provide us with our fix of violence and bad language. Judging by the first episode, it seems like Sons of Anarchy should fill that spot nicely. What happens:
Last week's "fill in the bubble" contest went so well that we're doing it again. This time using one of the new Quantum of Solace photos that have been floating around the internet. See, it's fun and topical! Last week's winner is posted below and this week's contest is the same deal. Just leave a comment with something hilarious that could go in the bubble.
Wow, the new 90210 is really bad. I mean REALLY bad. It does one of the things that bothers me the most about bad ‘funny’ writing: it makes the assumption that a bunch of little jokes are going to add up to make something that’s funny as a whole. Furthermore, everything they do is borrowed from another show. You just can’t pick and chose from other titles and end up with a good product.
I hope little Shia's terrible CG performance in the last Indiana Jones movie hasn't soured you too badly on vine swinging, because you're going to have a whole movie full of Tarzan to deal with.
Since every hacky movie writer in the world had to go comparing the duo from Pineapple Express to them, Cheech and Chong are back and trying to squeeze some pesos out of the deal by going on myspace. Apparently, part of their plan was to take some of the worst photos of all time. I can just hear the photog now telling them to act as much like gay, Mexican mummies as possible.
There have been a lot of stories lately about Steven Spielberg setting up shop with a massive Bollywood studio. Today there is news of an Abu-Dhabi based firm looking to invest around a billion dollars in film projects, a lot of it going to Hollywood. I’m sure it will prove the age-old adage: the surest way to become a millionaire is to come to Hollywood as a billionaire. Maybe.
It’s always good fun when an actor has a moment of clarity and realizes that sometimes the movie world that they live in is not…um…real. In this case, Samuel L. Jackson, a man known for chaining Christina Ricci to a space heater while playing electric guitar in a power outage is calling out Lakeview Terrace for its lack of full frontal.
We're almost at the end of the road for The Shield and I would be lying if I said it didn't make me just a little sad. For the past six seasons, this show has been giving us all the bad language and graphic violence we could ever expect to get from basic cable. It has been an awesome journey, but it looks like it's going to go out the way it came in: Kicking ass all over the place.