In the past, I have made fun of Kick Ass for its stupid name and high Nick Cage content, but now that I know a lot more about the supposedly ultra-violent movie, I'm excited for it. These fan (or crewmember?)-shot videos from the set show off some of the cars and characters that will be featured in the movie.
There were a lot of new movies to choose from this weekend, none of which were particularly spectacular, but the fact that Beverly Hills Chihuahua could take the top spot, raking in almost $30 million hurts my heart like a thousand double cheeseburgers. Please, look at that picture up there and join me in my indignation.
Every Monday we post a mashup. And every Monday we ask the same question: Who has time to do these? Whoever they are, I hope they don’t get real jobs any time soon. And for the record this one is more of a recut than a mashup. But it’s really well done. Welcome to Monday.
I guess all of that Simpsons money should be more than enough to buy Ralph Wiggum a nice Bimmer, but he doesn't have to flaunt it like that. Cartoon characters are real, right? I hope so. Otherwise all of that stock I bought in the Planet Express delivery company isn't going to be worth much. But then again, I guess no stock is worth much right now. Take that economy!
In the mid 1980’s crack turned LA into a dangerous place. That happens when you have gangs and crackheads running the show. The cops were not much better, and NWA saw themselves as reporters on the street. This rockumentary (really a rapumentary) tells the story of their rise to fame.
Let me first say that I have a ton of respect for George Romero and getting to interview him was one of most awesome and dorky things I have ever done. But, Diary of the Dead was kind of horrible. Hopefully his new movie, which he has reportedly started shooting on an island in Canada, will be much better. And no one better mention an "Youtube messageboards" this time.
The National Federation of the Blind is angry about Blindness. Not the condition. Well, actually they're angry about that. Like in general But in this case its a movie with Mark Ruffallo and Jullianne Moore that is pissing them off.
When I was in high school, I had my first sexual experience in a $2 movie theater during Shakespeare in Love. Something tells me that finger banging probably isn't going to fly at this Village Road Show Gold Class Cinema in Illinois where a ticket will cost you $35 bucks and Dinner will cost you another $50 on top of that.
Honestly, these links have absolutely noting to do with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, but I figure she's all anyone will talk about today, so I had to work her name in somewhere or we'd look like we don't care about the news (we don't). So, while you're all getting ready for the debate, I'll be having my pre-It's Always Sunny trip to some shitty fast food joint.
Looks like we were able to get our hands on an early promotional poster for the upcoming Yogi Bear live action movie. And I gotta say, just reading the synopsis has got me VERY interested.
It's freezing out today and I'm in a bad mood because tonight's debate is bumping The Office (I know, that's pathetic), but the news that Martic Scorsese and Robert De Niro are doing another mafia project has made my morning just a little brighter.
Let me start off by saying that you'd have to be an unfit dullard not to vote if you're able. But, I was pretty sure that last year's Vote of Die campaign proved that not even famous movie stars can get lazy 18-25 year olds to the polls.
The Saw franchise has become sort of a Halloween tradition and apparently there's a haunted house in California that recreates the traps set by Jigsaw and his posse to promote the release of Saw V. Because of the camera, some of the mechanical figures look kind of like they belong in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, but I definitely wouldn't mind taking a walk through there.
There's something calming about sitting down with one of the God of War games and mashing buttons until your thumb is bleeding and everything on-screen is dead. There is, however, a sparkley little bit of doubt in my heart that Hollywood's favorite—and certainly its shiniest—bad boy director, Brett Ratner, can make that translate to the big screen.
As of right now, Top Secret is pretty much the height of spy comedy, but Jack Black is hoping to change with what is essentially a wacky version of the Bourne movies. Black will play a chubby guy who washes up on a Cuban beach with no memory and automatically assumes that he's some kind of super spy.
If I had to pick a character from the DC universe to get his or her own TV show, Robin would probably have been somehwere near the bottom of the list near Hawkman, but The Graysons, which tells the story of the Boy Wonder before he falls in with Batman has apparently gotten the green light by the CW. Here's hoping it's not another Birds of Prey. Yikes.
As weird and conservative as politics get in the US of A, we usually don’t have the Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells (R.I.P.) calling for the death of TV executives and show presenters over ‘immoral’ content. Saudi Arabia is a tad different.
I never saw The Dark Knight in IMAX®. I haven’t walked into an IMAX® theatre in about three years. The last thing I saw was about fighter pilots and I almost hurled. I have nothing against it, I just don’t really see the point. Call me a Luddite, but seems like the nice big screens that you find at most movie theatres these days are enough. Dreamworks and Michael Bay would disagree.
With 20 seasons and a successful movie under their belts, the next logical expansion of the Simpsons empire would be a spin-off. If it's going to happen, here's a list of characters that would be perfect in the spotlight, plus a few that would totally suck. 13. Kent Brockman
Marvel's colorful characters are the hottest commodity in Hollywood right now, and according to a deal extension between Paramount and the comic book giant, we're going to have plenty of superhero movies to keep us busy for the next couple of summers. Here's a quick breakdown:
There's an awful lot of people worrying about the economy right now, and I've found that the best way to deal with that is by burying your head in a big ass pile of movies and TV. Here are some links to help you kill the pain. And above is a very annoying guy who seems to have a lot of displaced anger he wants to take out on Matt Damon.
Sequels that are done 26 years after the fact are not a good idea. If it’s been that long, just go for the remake. Blade Runner is one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time, and it would take an amazing feat of moviemaking to even get close to the splendor of the original. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping the two ambitious co-writers of Eagle Eye from aiming to ruin your precious cinematic memories.
First the economy commits suicide and now my sense of humor is attacked by this Pink Panther 2 poster. Sure, it's just Steve Martin wearing a hat, poking his head out of a hole. But I just keep imaginging that down there in that hole are the 12 kids from Cheaper By the Dozen waiting to spring out and steal my 10 dollar movie admission.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin button is adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards.
Someday after the economy totally crashes, we will not have real actors because they will be too expensive. Everything will be animated. This mashup is particularly amazing because of the vocal match up. It’s also particularly funny because it makes a bunch of toys look and sound like heroin addicts. Nice work.
The Wrestler is Darren Aronofsky’s latest film. It’s been getting incredible reviews at film fests. Mickey Rourke is said to do an amazing job at playing the part of an aging, emotionally wounded WWF-type, a role that has some similarities to his life. Here’s a little info.
Episode: "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes" After being arrested for rioting on St. Patrick's day, Homer decides to become a bounty hunter. He convinces Flanders to join him, while Marge unknowingly takes a job at an erotic bakery. If you're a fan of the show, all of that should sound great to you.
To be completely honest, I thought Paul Newman was already dead, but apparently I was wrong since he died of cancer on Friday at his home in Connecticut. He was 83. I'm not going to make any lame salad dressing jokes, because I'm sure you want to save those for the guy in your office who thinks he's really funny but everyone else just thinks he's mentally challenged.
It's always fun to see what goes on behind closed doors in the movie world. This 11 year-old tape is a discussion between Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein back when Robert De Niro apparently thought he was getting shafted for his role in Jackie Brown. The whole thing should leave you feeling slimy, and if not, you might be perfect for the movie biz.
It’s not easy doing what Sacha Baron Cohen does. The man has some massive cojones to pull off the pranks that he delicately engineers with his group of writers and producers. One of the biggest obstacles to continuing to perpetuate the Ali G character line is recognition. So it’s always satisfying to see him sneaking past security to make a mockery of things.