We are always impressed when people have the focus to pull off stuff like this. It just takes a LOT of time.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Hey, guys! Want to watch a Nike commercial? No, wait, I mean a Walmart commercial….no, wait. It's a Transformers 2 featurette! I know, that's a super-cheesy start to a post, but I think it perfectly matches the tone of this "behind the scenes" clip that was released yesterday. If you like hearing Michael Bay sound like a jackass, then get ready to be thrilled.
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.
Hey, here's a Star Wars parody to brighten up your afternoon. It's better than all three Rush Hours combined. Oh, and if you're planning out your TV-watching schedule tonight, you should put FX's Son's of Anarchy on your short list. I watched the first episode and it's extremely fun.
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.
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.
It hit the wires today that there has been a little scandal surrounding The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Apparently director David Fincher does not want to pare down his cut, which is clocking in at 17 hours and 32 minutes.
Hey, you know what's not funny? The fact that it's Tuesday, but to you, it feels like a Monday. We all had a three day weekend, so there's a good chance many of us accidentally thought today was Monday, but then we corrected ourselves. We didn't feel the need to tell everyone several times and then ask, "How funny is that?" It's not funny at all.
My young, formative brain was totally freaked the fuck out by the original Poltergeist. It’s a genuinely creepy movie. But what’s more creepy is the supposed ‘curse’ that has followed the franchise throughout the making of all three films. Four of the actors involved in the films died over the period of six years.
I'm a sucker for these movie mash-up things. Often, they're pretty funny and, since I'm only a little better than a chimp would be at video editing, they're really impressive. Before you go complaining that the effects aren't perfect, take into consideration that this whole thing was done in a basement by one person. One creative, but very lonely person.
If you're a big fan of cheesy movie trailers, then this is probably a sad day for you. Don LaFontaine died of what is said to be complications from pneumothorax. However, if you have a really deep voice and you can say "In a world…" in a really serious way, then this might be the day you've been waiting for.
There are plenty of reasons not to like Brett Ratner. Everything from his appearance on Entourage to his huge stockpile of incredibly shitty, but bafflingly profitable movies (X-Men 3, all of the Rush Hours) seems to scream, "I'm what makes people hate Hollywood." Well, Brett told MTV that he wants to make a Guitar Hero movie, and his proposed plot is every bit as horrific as you would think.
Sometimes, when shows get a lof hype, I'm really disappointed by them (Battlestar Galactica, I'm looking in your direction), but for six seasons, The Shield has been consistently kick-ass. This retrospective video is like a walk down memory lane, only instead of just walking straight, it stops to beat the crap out of a bunch of criminals along the way.
FINALLY, a serious movie about smoking weed. I mean it’s great that we have the Seth Rogans and the Harold and Kumars to remind us that ganja is hilarious. But there is a HUGE gap of movies that give the sticky icky the dramatic treatment it deserves. Kudos to these people.
When I was a little kid and I had summer vacation, I spent most of my days wandering around the house, waiting for The Price Is Right to come on and searching for any porno my dad my have left sitting around. Apparently these little go-getters had a little more ambition because they put together a pretty impressive version of the Dark Knight trailer.
It always amazes me how excited people get about social networking sites, and then at some point just decide that they are totally lame. Like do you kids remember Friendster? Back in 2002 I was all OVER that shit. Then Myspace came along and had more hot young girls. And at some point, people just all abandoned that ship and headed to facebook.
Just in case you didn't get enough fake, jungle action when you saw Tropic Thunder in the theater, you can go check out the full, half-hour long Rain of Madness documentary for free from the iTunes store.
You know it’s never a good thing when people try to ‘distance’ themselves from something. Like how people tried to ‘distance’ themselves from the Titanic or the Hindenburg, or how people step on landmines and get 'distanced' from their feet.
Admittedly, I'm not a huge comic nerd, but there are some titles that I'm pretty fond of. Preacher is definitely one of them, which is why it makes me kind of sad that the planned HBO series based on the comics has died a painful death before it ever had a chance to live. The good news is, that we didn't end up with some toned-down version of an epicly violent story.