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.
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.
It's Monday afternoon, so that means it's time for our weekly trailer mashup. This one is amazing, and really shows what a little music, voice over, and re-cutting can do to change the entire feel of a movie. I’ll never look at Jaws the same. Feel free to send us your favorite mashups to email@example.com.
What if Glen and Gary and Glen and Ross were all illiterates with Tourette's syndrome? It would take the love on one man to teach them to read. This one is just genius, gents, genius.
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.
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.
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.
I remember in English class how they use to tell us that we had to get through at least a few chapters of a book before we were allowed to decide that it was not worth reading. I made it exactly 4 minutes into Fox’s Do Not Disturb before hurling my TV at a Hurricane Orphan.
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.
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.
It's Wednesday, and you know what that means. We're only two days away from the release of the new Meg Ryan chick flick, The Women! I would rather star in a remake of 2 girls, 1 cup than watch that. Even if I was playing the cup. Here are some links to help get that image out of your head. Not the 2 girls, 1 cup images, I know you're fine with those, but the Meg Ryan images. Yikes.
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.
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.
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.
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?