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.
There's nothing more excruciating than knowing your best friend is getting it on with the girl you should be hitting the sheets with, especially if your best friend happens to be Dane Cook. In this anti-rom com, Cook plays a guy who losers pay to treat the girls they love so badly, that they come running back into the pathetic arms.
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-
The only reason I pay attention to politics at this point is so I'll get all the topical jokes made on late night TV. It's a good thing, too, since the opener to the SNL season premiere took a pretty good shot at Sarah "Check Out My Vice Presidential Boobs" Palin. The rest of the show was fine.
I went to see Righteous Kill last night and ended up running out halfway through with a mouth full of vomit. Not because it was bad, but because apparently I have the stomach plague. So, since I'm here on the internet instead of outside on a beautiful day, I'd like to share with you this clip of Bobby D and Al Pacino showing their funny sides. (Fast forward to 5:45)
I'm really glad that all of the red tape and political garbage surrounding Kevin Smith's upcoming flick haven't ruined his sense of humor. As a replacement for the first poster (pictured after the break), which the MPAA deemed too scandalous, Kev has released a masterpiece of stick figure-driven snark. See both posters after the break.
Damn Clive Owen is rad. I’m such a fan it makes me think I’m a little bit gay. Children Of Men is still one of my favorite movies of all time. Add Clive to my normal love of anything having to do with espionage and it looks like we have a serious winner. This one drops Feb 2009.
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.
Don't you just hate when Darth Vader acts like a jerk? In other news, I got the DVD of Salo from Netflix the other day and put it on last night. I now understand why it was so hard to get here in the US for so long. This is easily one of the most fucked up movies I have ever seen. I mean, it's no Must Love Dogs, but it's still pretty bad.
When I mentioned to my friend the other day that Robert Downey Jr. seems to have really pulled his act together and laid down the crack pipe I was reminded that this is how the pattern works. He falls apart, climbs out of a dank hooker-filled hole, makes some good movies that everybody loves, and then gets caught with his face in a mountain of booger sugar soon thereafter.
I don't want to give away any spoilers for 28 Weeks Later since it hasn't been on DVD for all that long, but the ending certainly seemed like a fine way to cap the series. According to some comments made by Danny Boyle, though, the rage virus might continue raging for another movie.
Sometimes we forego being a respectable movie and TV site in favor of much more entertaining pursuits such as photoshopping boobs on movie posters. That means that sometimes the industry news falls through the cracks. Here are some of the stories from this week.
The jury is still out on whether or not Rumer Willis is actually hot (there are some more photos after the break to help you decide), but there is no question she will star in a remake of the 1983 horror flick, The House on Sorority Row. Honestly, it probably won't be very good, but at least it will be rated R.
Seth Rogan is really funny when he plays it low with a semi-confused look on his face. There are some great examples of this in this Trailer, particularly the part with the toilet. I’m also excited about seeing Craig Robinson, from The Office. The man is a genius.
You remember the Borat movie, right? Of course you do. It's the movie that had everyone saying, "Niiiice," every two seconds. Well, the driving instructor and two of the etiquette coaches from the movie sued Sacha Baron Cohen for making them look stupid in front of the whole world. When a New York judge threw the case out, he made them look even dumber. Great success!
Right now, in Europe, there is a machine called the Large Hadron Collider, which many people believe has the potential to destroy the earth by sucking it into a black hole. This show is just slightly worse than that.
Ok. I have not laughed at a trailer this hard in a long, long time. I can’t tell you why this has me giggling like a bitch once again. But it has something to do with the fact that I talk EXACTLY like the older brother with all of my guy friends. It’s just really accurate. I’m officially excited about this movie.
The teaser trailer for the new James Bond flick was good, but the new, theatrical one has me really excited. The action scenes are ridiculously awesome and the fall through that glass ceiling almost made me choke on my blood pudding. As a movie and gadget nerd, I think I'm going to have to make sure I don't wear sweatpants to see this thing. You know, because of the boners.
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.
We learned with The Dark Knight that deceased cast members can lead to a big box office. But unfortunately a dead Bernie Mac and a dead Isaac Hayes do not equal a dead Health Ledger. Say what you want, but you know that there are two guys that are going to be watching this movie from a cloud, sharing a bucket of popcorn with Jesus.
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.
We are always impressed when people have the focus to pull off stuff like this. It just takes a LOT of time.
No, not that kind of DP. I'm talking about director of photography, Larry Fong. This dude definitely has one of the tougher jobs around Hollywood at the moment. Lots of people considered Watchmen "unfilmable." I'm just hoping the movie doesn't turn out "unwatchable." But, I still have high hopes, even if it does get pushed back to 2010 by lawsuits.
It’s a big weekend for HBO, Nick Cage, and Asian kids who like basketball.In Theatres. Bangkok Dangerous. We have Nick Cage. Sex trafficking. Thailand. Guns. What more do you need?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m a sucker for spy flicks. International assassin/hit man movies fall under this category. Bangkok Dangerous opens today, and I will be seeing it.
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]
We're not very political here at Screenjunkies.com. The most fired up I've ever been about politics was when the boring-ass State of the Union address ran long and pushed back a brand new episode of 30 Rock.
When I know actors for one specific act or character, I don't like when they go outside of that. It's like when I saw Rodney Dangerfield as a child molesting wife beater in Natural Born Killers and a tiny bit of te magic went out of Caddyshack.