Screen Junkies » Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:50:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Isn’t Actually On Cable All The Time. Just 151 hours Per Year. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shawshank-redemption-isnt-actually-on-cable-all-the-time-just-151-hours-per-year/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shawshank-redemption-isnt-actually-on-cable-all-the-time-just-151-hours-per-year/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 21:35:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261826 Barely edging out 'The Negotiator', I'm guessing.

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You know how it seems like some movies are on cable just all the time? Like Deep Blue Sea and Big Daddy? Well, it’s long been a pop culture trope that somewhere, at some point, The Shawshank Redemption is playing on cable at any given time.

Turns out that’s not true at all, even when you’re just looking at prime time. A Wall Street Journal piece shed some light on the matter, demonstrating that it only accounted for 150 hours of basic cable airtime in 2013. That’s only like 50 airings.

THAT’S ONLY ONCE A WEEK!

Is it that they’re lying, or people aren’t good at estimating stuff like this and are prone to exaggeration. I’m putting my money on the latter.

So when your thoughts run to a bunch of 1940′s-era prisoners, down on their luck and sexually abusing each other, it’s because your mind wanted to go there, not because Shawshank made you think about it.

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Honest Previews: “Non-Stop” with Liam Neeson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/honest-previews-non-stop-with-liam-neeson/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/honest-previews-non-stop-with-liam-neeson/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:53:39 +0000 Georgie Guinane http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259803 Get ready to see one more movie that will leave you planning to never board a plane again!!

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Get ready to see one more movie that will leave you planning to never board a plane again!! #Flight #FlightPlan #SnakesOnAPlane #SoulPlane #NonStop

In Non-Stop, Liam Neeson plays a US Air Marshall whose job is to not let anyone hijack the plane, kill anyone on the plane, or attempt go to the bathroom while the “Fasten Your Seatbelt” sign has been turned on, on the plane. (So you’d better hold that shit in, or he will find you and kill you with his very particular set of skills on that toilet, bitch.) 

The entire film takes place on one non-stop flight, so don’t expect any time for romance! … HA!! Just kidding!  This is a movie, not real life!  Thus, THERE WILL BE ROMANCE ON THAT PLANE, DAMMIT.  My guess is he’s either getting off the plane with Julianne Moore or Michelle Dockery.  Mile High Club, perhaps?  Probably no—who do you think he is, older Jason Statham?!)

Plot: An anonymous source is sending Liam Neeson creepy texts, threatening to kill someone on the plane every 20 minutes if he doesn’t transfer $150 Million dollars to an account (WHAT AN ORIGINAL MOTIVE!)  Once people start dying and shit gets real, he’s got to find the passenger on the plane who’s the baddie.   PLOT TWIST: The baddie’s account is in Neeson’s name, so everybody in the Army goes batshit because everybody believes he’s the baddie, rather than the goodie he KNOWS HE IS… BUT IS HE????!!! OMG WHAT IF THIS IS JUST LIKE FIGHT CLUB?! What if this is… FLIGHT CLUB.  If that’s the case, then my guess is Julianne Moore is his Tyler Durden and wow what a terrible, hackneyed plot twist that would be…

Should you go see it?…

HELL. YES.  I will never tell you to not go see a movie in which Liam Neeson plays a badass hero with demons, who has a very limited amount of time to SAVE EVERYONE—which is every goddamn Liam Neeson movie, forever…

Watch the trailer and try to figure out which random extra is going to end up being the true villain!:

 

 

My guess is creepy baldie business guy, front and left. 

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ReenSnackments – 2014 Academy Awards (Oscar Snacks) http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/reensnackments-2014-academy-awards-oscar-snacks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/reensnackments-2014-academy-awards-oscar-snacks/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:44:23 +0000 Lyndsey Saul http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259737 American Bushel. Of Corn.

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If you thought the sex scene in Her was a little uh, mushy, wait until you see bananHER. “I’m browning so hard right now.”

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Netflix Also Added Some Pretty Great Movies, But No One Wants To Talk About THAT http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-also-added-some-pretty-great-movies-but-no-one-wants-to-talk-about-that/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-also-added-some-pretty-great-movies-but-no-one-wants-to-talk-about-that/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:43:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258588 You can be a little excited about this. I SAID A LITTLE!

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(tl;dr version: You can watch Mouse Hunt, Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters, and Jack Reacher without having to so much as leave your couch to urinate. Your bladder results may vary.)

This came from Vulture, though we would have figured it out soon enough, because we spend about two hours per day browsing Netflix without watching anything.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
American Psycho
3 Women (Robert Altman film)
Hotel Rwanda
Akeelah and the Bee
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Apartment
As I Lay Dying
Beverly Hills Cop III
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Big Trouble in Little China
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Bull Durham
Bulletproof Monk
Changing Lanes
Children of a Lesser God
Control Room
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Days of Thunder
Drinking Buddies
Escape from Alcatraz
Ghost
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Good Burger
Grapes of Wrath
The Guilt Trip
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (available Jan. 4)
Harlem Nights
The Haunting in Connecticut
The Iron Lady
Jacob’s Ladder
Jack Reacher
Juice
The Last Stand (available Jan. 5)
Mommie Dearest
Mouse Hunt
Narc
Ninja 2
The Ninth Gate
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Play It Again, Sam
Raging Bull
Red Dawn (1984)
Reindeer Games
Saved!
Scrooged
Some Like It Hot
Spaceballs
Stand Up Guys
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Thelma and Louise
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Una Noche
The Virgin Suicides
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
West Side Story

 

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Play The ‘This Is The End’ Game, And Revel In The Fun That Is The Apocalypse http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/play-the-this-is-the-end-game-and-revel-in-the-fun-that-is-the-apocalypse/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/play-the-this-is-the-end-game-and-revel-in-the-fun-that-is-the-apocalypse/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:00:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255234 It's not really the end if you just decide to hit "continue" and keep playing.

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The only thing more fun that watching Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen navigate the end of days in the film is to put yourself in their shoes in the video game version. So with that artful segue, let me introduce to you the game version of the film, entitled Hollywood Hellfire and available to play right here.

Dodge fireballs, lava, and all the other things that we’ve come to learn are bad from video games. Here’s a screenshot to pique your interest:

Easy enough that even you could figure it out.

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‘J. Edgar’ Actress Naomi Watts http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/%e2%80%98j-edgar%e2%80%99-actress-naomi-watts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/%e2%80%98j-edgar%e2%80%99-actress-naomi-watts/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:17:55 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=235947 It's back to the 1930s for Ms. Watts.

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Naomi Watts gets into character as legendary civil servant Helen Gandy in J. Edgar. The role finds her opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, who portrays the titular FBI honcho. Best known for her work in Mullholand Drive and 21 Grams, Watts will continue to grace the silver screen over the next year with parts in The Impossible, Movie 43, and The Bleeder.

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Immortals http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/immortals/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/immortals/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:13:44 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235265 Director: Tarasem Singn Cast: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt Synopsis: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage...

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Director: Tarasem Singn

Cast: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt

Synopsis: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain weapon that can destroy humanity.

Release Date: November 11, 2011

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Melancholia http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/melancholia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/melancholia/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:25:39 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235273 Director: Lars von Trier Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland Synopsis: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth. Release Date:...

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Director: Lars von Trier

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland

Synopsis: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

Release Date: May 26, 2011

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6 Theater Snacks That Should Have Died Before Dippin’ Dots http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-theater-snacks-that-should-have-died-before-dippin%e2%80%99-dots/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-theater-snacks-that-should-have-died-before-dippin%e2%80%99-dots/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 23:32:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235236 Unless they start selling large chunks of raw pumpkin, movie theater concession stands will never have my business.

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It was revealed today that Dippin Dots, the ice cream of the future, may very well become a novelty of the past. The company just filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. I find this odd because I remember Dippin’ Dots when I was like 13 years old. I’m now 31. It took them 18 years to become insolvent? That’s amazing. I can’t imagine Dippin’ Dots were getting more popular during that time. I guess the owner was slowly selling his organs to cover operational costs, and his Guatemalan physician finally said “No mas. Va a morir, Senor Deepeen Dot!”

Well, I will admit that their demise is overdue, but it boggles the mind that they went belly up before so many other craptacular theatertreats.” When you’re paying roughly the same for theater snacks by the ounce as you are for gold bullion, you should never be let down, but these six offenders do it again and again, no matter how many times I yell at them.

That’s right. I yell at my candy.

Sno-Caps

As best I can tell, a Sno-Cap is a chocolate chip covered with microsized sprinkles. That’s just two toppings put together. That’s not a snack. That’s bullshit.

My diligent research has just informed me that the little things covering the chocolate chips are called nonpareils. “Nonpareil” means “unequaled,” so I can only assume that these little white balls are called “nonpareils” because they are unequaled in their awfulness.

Also, the chocolate is semi-sweet. I swear to God. They don’t even use milk chocolate?

This country’s going to hell.

Dots (Non-Dippin’)

Dots are made by Tootsie Roll, and their only use is fusing together the eater’s upper and lower molars for five minutes at a time. They have no discernible taste, their texture is dangerously sticky, and they cost a lot of money. This candy is worse than Dippin’ Dots and should have gone out of business before my grandfather was born.

Would the person who still buys Dots please stop? I feel like it’s just one Monty Burns-type character who is keeping them in circulation just to piss people off.

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9 Reasons Netflix Is Still A Great Deal http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-reasons-netflix-is-still-a-great-deal/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-reasons-netflix-is-still-a-great-deal/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:01:27 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229462 It's still the best deal in town.

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Much teeth-gnashing and crying in the darkness followed Netflix announcement that it was separating its DVD / Blu-Ray and streaming services. When Netflix unrolled its new DVD / Blu-Ray service, Qwikster, the response was a bit like when everyone found out the long-awaited Apple tablet had a name that sounded like a jam rag. While we’ll miss being able to get a new flick delivered to our door via U.S. mail and stream over the series of tubes at one low price, it could be a lot worse. Tons of things are more expensive than subscribing to both Netflix services. Here are nine.

Check out 10 reasons to stay on netflix!

Going to the Movies

Nothing ever compares to the experience of watching a movie in a cool, dark room with a mob of other people. You laugh harder, cry more and walk away with an experience greater than just seeing a flick. You also go home about $30 lighter than you went in — make that $50 if you bring a date. Between skyrocketing ticket prices and the minor atrocities committed at the concession stand, going to the cinema is a far greater expense than throwing Netflix / Qwikster whatever it is they finally end up charging for both services.

Renting Movies

Just in case anyone is still rocking Hammer pants, listening to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, buying CDs and renting videos, we’d like to point out that this is a very expensive way to catch a film. At three bucks per — the price that renting movies cost the last time we wandered into a video rental place, somewhere around 1994 — or one dollar per night — apparently what those boxes outside of the 7-11 charge for the privilege of having a hard copy of How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days — renting movies like grandma used to is going to add up real quick.

Torrenting

Torrenting your favorite movie is, in theory, free. That’s one of the things people love about it. But it isn’t free when you add in the cost of getting sued by the MPAA. Laugh all you like. The movie industry has decided to redouble its efforts to hunt down and punish people like you who don’t want to shell out their hard-earned lettuce to find out Captain America: The First Avenger is possibly the worst super hero film since Punisher War Journal. The worst is when you get sued by the porn industry, which is happening more and more these days. Basement dwellers of the world are going to lose more than just money when pornographers come knocking on mom’s door inquiring about who downloaded Teen Butt Sluts Vol. 9.

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Hula Hoop: The Movie? You Know, For Kids! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hula-hoop-the-movie-you-know-for-kids/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hula-hoop-the-movie-you-know-for-kids/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:47:50 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23540 ICM has just signed Wham-O Toys as a client, with the intent to develop film projects out of kid favorites like the Hula Hoop, Slip-n-Slide, and Frisbee.

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Battleship? Okay, could be a cool action movie? Monopoly? I guess so? It’s at least timely, with the recession and all. Ouija? You’re pushing it, but I guess it could be a horror movie. But HULA HOOP? That’s not even a board game, it’s a thing! It’s a circle that goes around your waist and then you move your hips.”

That’s what a normal person would say, but since no one in Hollywood is normal, we are going to see a movie about/inspired by the children’s toy. What could it even be about? ICM doesn’t care, as they’ve just signed Wham-O Toys as a client, with the intent to develop film projects out of kid favorites like the Hula Hoop, Slip-n-Slide, and Frisbee. What’s next? Bop It: The Next Generation? Silly Putty: The Animated series? Wrong. It’s the apocalypse. The apocalypse is next. (Badass News)

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