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.
For the most part, I hate animated movies, especially when they waste an amazingly hot chick doing voice acting for them. But, Kristen Bell has reportedly agreed to be the lead female part in Astro Boy, which is apparently a story about a creepy-looking, Japanese robot boy who flies around weirding everyone out with his enormous eyes and metal underpants. Hot pictures of Kristen to counteract the nerdiness after the break.
When I saw the first Transporter, I didn’t think that they would ever get to a number three. At least not one that made it all the way to theatres and had the same main character. Either way, I’ll see it because I like to watch Jason Statham break stuff. It’s rad. Drops Nov. 26th.
With last night's closing ceremonies, the 2008 Beijing Olympics closed out one of the highest rated TV events in the history of the idiot box. We're all guilty of watching at least some of it, but now it's time to get back to business as usual. That business, of course, is not giving a crap about anything even remotely Olympics related.
Reviews of Guy Ritchie's upcoming Brit crime flick are already sneaking out, but I'm refusing to read them. I'm convinced this movie is going to be his return to form and that it is possible to go back to being awesome, even after Madonna has been sucking the life out of you for the past few years. And I don't mean suck in the totally awesome way.
Nicolas Cage's last venture into the land of comic movies was the epicly sucky Ghost Rider, so excuse me if I'm not super excited about the upcoming, Kick-Ass. It's the story of a high school kid who turns himself into some kind of super hero. His power seems to be the ability to pick the worst super hero name of all time.
TV chefs are pretty low on the celebrity food chain. They're just above Olympic athletes and just below those talking mannequins on The Hills. I've never quite found a way to properly articulate my feelings about the Food Network, but this guy on last night's episode of The Gong Show, nailed it.
As if Harry Potter hadn't pissed me off enough already with his crappy movies and chubby, cape-wearing fans, now he's making us all wait an extra week for the new James Bond flick.
These clips are making me giggle like a little bitch. I guess it's just right up my alleyway of awkward juvenile humor done through low rent animation. Some of the best shows have done just that. More videos after the mouse clicking.
Don't worry, this isn't going to turn into some nerdy blog where we pine over plastic X-men or anything, but these limited edition Simpsons figures from hipster savior, Kidrobot would definitely look good all over my desk. Of course, $8 seems a little steep for a 3-inch vinyl figure, when it comes to art, I would definitely rather spend my dough on these than some painting.
I feel bad for Mike Judge after what happened to Idiocracy. The studios screwed the movie up and then didn't bother releasing in theaters to anyone who wanted to see it. Maybe he'll get some better treatment for Extract, which starts shooting next Monday.
The last time I checked, Ridley Scott was going to direct the big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. But when I looked at the IMDB page this morning, it had Todd Field’s name in the director spot. This is good, because he’s probably way more capable of retaining the gritty feel that the movie needs to be true to the book.