Screen Junkies » Never Say Never http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Director’s Cut Of Justin Bieber Movie Coming To Theaters, Try To Contain Your Excitement http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/directors-cut-of-justin-bieber-movie-coming-to-theaters-try-to-contain-your-excitement/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/directors-cut-of-justin-bieber-movie-coming-to-theaters-try-to-contain-your-excitement/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 06:45:19 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29015 My Bieber Fever is so out of control, I can barely type these words, cause my hands are shaking. Also, is frequent vomiting a symptom?

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I’m guessing that your heart’s beating a littl fasterknowing that the “Director’s Fan Cut” of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is coming to theaters for one week beginning Feb 28th. My Bieber Fever is so out of control, I can barely type these words, cause my hands are shaking. Also, is frequent vomiting a symptom? I’m guessing “yes.”

Director Jon M. Chu couldn’t bare to cut a single precious frame from his 3D Bieberpiece. “I realized I had an embarrassment of riches when I was I in the cutting room,” said Chu. So he asked the Biebermaniacs on Twitter and Facebook what they want to see more of. The result is an additional 40 minutes tacked onto the 1 hour 45 minute runtime, featuring new song performances and footage of Bieber hangin’ with his crew, the Black Mafia Family, back home in Detroit – “where my boyz at?”

Tickets go on sale for the limited engagement Tuesday, February 22nd at 8pm EST/5pm PST, in theaters across the US and Canada. I’m guessing a sizable chunk of total tickets sold will come from Screen Junkie readers, his core demographic. (ComingSoon)

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Weekend Box Office Report: Show Me The Bieber (No, Says America)! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-show-me-the-bieber-no-says-america/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-show-me-the-bieber-no-says-america/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:46:40 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26674 This weekend was a chance for messianic pop star Justin Bieber to show he reigns supreme not just on Twitter, but where it counts: At the box office.

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This weekend was a chance for messianic pop star Justin Bieber to show he reigns supreme not just on Twitter, but where it counts: A the box office. But, alas, it looks like Bieber will need to get cast as Robin in order to get a number 1 slot, since his Never Say Never‘s $30.3 million wasn’t enough to overthrow Adam Sandler’s laziness in Just Go With It‘s $31 million. I predict both Adam Sandler and (after the Grammys) Esperanza Spalding to be found gnawed apart by hordes of teenage girls. It happened to Fatty Arbuckle, look it up.

Outside the top 2, we have this week’s “Can that possibly be a real title?” with Gnomeo and Juliet, which grossed $25.5 million for a number 3 spot. After that is something called The Eagle, which I gotta admit I’d never heard of. Apparently I wasn’t alone, since it only grossed $8.6 million. (via boxofficemojo.com)

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Review: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-justin-bieber-never-say-never/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-justin-bieber-never-say-never/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:38:21 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26276 I wanted to succumb to Bieber Fever and the movie never got me there.

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I don’t think I was sent to the premiere screening of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never with the expectation that I would generate a positive review. I will satisfy those not expectations, but not for the reason you’d think. Yeah, the music sucks but I went in with the best intentions. I wanted to succumb to Bieber Fever and the movie never got me there.

It’s not really a concert film, which is good if you hate the music, but must be disappointing to the fans. Concert footage is intercut with the documentary footage, but the concert is really minimal. Bieber has 10 days to prepare for Madison Square Garden, so the film traces his origins to his success.

They had me going for a little while. I realized that Bieber Fever works in baby steps. They show you a little bit to make you think, “Oh yeah, that is some talent.” By the time you’re obsessed, you didn’t even notice it happening. You’d have to be pretty cold not to think the little fans are adorable. The under 8 ones at least, not the older teenagers.

They show how Bieber started with grass roots, going on the road and playing for local radio stations. He dominated local talent shows. He kept creating YouTube videos because they kept becoming more popular. That is a good message. Just keep creating. Don’t wait for something to happen for you, keep doing it. He was a good singer and drummer, he was good at sports too which is an unfair double threat. He could even solve a Rubik’s Cube.

I can respect that even if Bieber ended up singing generic pop songs of the Justin Timberlake variety. I mean, “One Less Warrior?” Come on. And “One Time” couldn’t sound less distinct. To be fair, I didn’t really hear the music. One, the acoustics at MSG suck, let alone reproduced on film and screened in the Nokia Theater. Also, all the little girls were screeching for everyone on screen, from Bieber’s vocal coach to the roadies.

Where Never Say Never really lost me was when they “stop” the film to yell at people in the audience texting. I know to this audience, that’s the first time anyone’s ever broken the fourth wall ever. That’s just when the film tried to get too cute. They had a legitimate documentary and then they indulged in slow motion 3D hair flipping.

By the way, you can take the 3D glasses off for any of the documentary or interview footage. It’s only really 3D in the concert, so you can see Bieber reach out into the audience.

With three days to go, Bieber gets sick so that’s either supposed to create tension for the big concert, or show how hard a singer’s life can be physically. The latter is legitimate but because we already know the concert happens, it feels hollow. Also, guest star Jaden Smith is identified as a karate expert. Make up your mind, was it karate or kung fu! And Bieber gives a few bucks to a little violin girl on the street. Hey rich kid, how about a fifty?

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10 Music-Related Movies That Make ‘Never Say Never’ Look Like ‘Citizen Kane’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-music-related-movies-that-make-never-say-never-look-like-citizen-kane/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-music-related-movies-that-make-never-say-never-look-like-citizen-kane/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:33:14 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25801 This Friday marks the release of Justin Bieber’s new film, Never Say Never. Unless you still have a hymen, chances are you don’t give a damn. I completely understand. After...

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This Friday marks the release of Justin Bieber’s new film, Never Say Never. Unless you still have a hymen, chances are you don’t give a damn. I completely understand. After all, the film looks like nothing more than a two-hour advertisement for Bieber‘s shitty pop music. But while Bieber himself certainly congers up a lot of hate among non-fans, he’s hardly to blame. Hollywood was teaming up with the music industry to produce this kind of dreck when he was still just a gleam in his grandfather’s eye. Unfortunately, we can’t yet go back in time and kill his grandfather (never say never), but we can take a look at 10 films that paved the way for Bieber’s upcoming cinematic atrocity. And considering the early reviews are actually positive, many, if not all of these films might actually be worse.

From Justin to Kelly – 2003

Remember Kelly Clarkson? She’s the formerly thin former American Idol. Remember Justin Guarini? Yeah, I don’t either. But Wikipedia does, and it turns out he was the runner-up to Clarkson. In order to capitalize on the duo’s new-found and obviously short-term notoriety, Fox rushed out a musical. Needless to say, it crashed and burned at theaters, with one critic comparing it to “Grease: The Next Generation acted out by the food-court staff at SeaWorld.” (Wikipedia told me that, too). It is widely considered one of the worst musicals of all time. Watch the trailer above and see why.

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience – 2009

When comparing the Jona Brothers to Justin Bieber, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that they are the same: young teenagers singing shitty pop music. Six of one, a half-dozen of the other, right? Not exactly. With Bieber, at least there’s only one person to hate. With the Jonas Brothers, there are three. That’s three times the awfulness. While I can’t be 100% since I will never watch either film, I’m going out on a limb to say Bieber’s film is better. Do the math.

Give My Regards to Broad St. – 1984

It easy to pick on a bunch of 16-year-old kids who have barely made it through puberty, but at least they have an excuse for making this garbage. They’re young, and young people are stupid. Besides, as bad as the movies might be, they’re still making millions of dollars. What teenager wouldn’t jump at the chance to make that kind of money while starring in a film?

That brings us to Paul McCartney. What excuse does he have for making Give My Regards to Broad St.? He was a grown-ass man at this point in his life, and he had already made hundreds of millions of dollars. Ringo I’d understand, but Sir Paul? Welcome to Oobu Joobu, bitch.

On the Line – 2001

Lance Bass, a member of the boy band ‘N Sync, starred in this turd. And while it is a horrible, horrible movie, it has gotten better with age. Why? Because the fact that Bass is now openly gay gives the film loads of unintentional comedy. “Gee, he just can’t seem to land a girl.” That’s cause he has sex with dudes, stupid! Leave him alone!

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 1978

This musical tribute to the Beatles‘ album of the same name stars the Bee Gees. Remember the Bee Gees? If you answered yes, I’m impressed that you know how to use the Internet. Are you still using AOL dial up?

At any rate, there’s not much to say about this movie other than it had an all-star cast, especially considering it’s about as enjoyable as watching a non-salvia related Miley Cyrus video. Speaking of which…

The Hannah Montana Movie – 2009

I was torn between including this, and the Hannah Montana concert film. Ultimately, I went with this. While sitting through the concert’s music would be awful, at least you don’t have to see Billy Ray Cyrus trying to act. Unless you’re Roman Polanski, there’s absolutely nothing redeeming about this film.

Cool as Ice – 1992

This film might be the worst music-promoting crossover film in history, especially considering the star, Vanilla Ice, was already on his 13th minute of fame when it was released. But to be honest, I’m glad it was made, if for no other reason than saying “dump that zero and get with the hero” still brings a smile to my face.

Four for Texas – 1963

While this film isn’t a musical, something tells me Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin weren’t chosen for their acting abilities. If you want to blame someone for starting the shitty-musician crossover trend in Hollywood, it should probably be “old blue eyes,” or as I choose to remember him, “Johnny Fontane” from The Godfather. No, he didn’t play Fontane, but the character was supposedly based of him. Now you have another reason to hate the mob.

Clam Bake – 1967

There are dozens of shitty Elvis movies I could have put on this list, but I chose Clam Bake. I’m not sure why. Honestly, any one of them would have worked. And while Bieber’s movie is going to blow goats, I have a hard time believing it will be any worse than this crap.

Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em: The Movie – 1990

When I woke up this morning, I didn’t even know this film existed. Now I do, and I’m not happy about it. According to IMDB, “MC Hammer returns to his hometown and, with the help of some funky tunes, defeats a druglord who is using kids to traffic his stuff.” Who knew that you could use funky tunes to take down a drug lord. Someone get the Mexican Army on the phone! This info will help them turn the tide.

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Justin Bieber Dirties The Camera Lens In New ‘Never Say Never’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/justin-bieber-dirties-the-camera-lens-in-new-never-say-never-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/justin-bieber-dirties-the-camera-lens-in-new-never-say-never-trailer/#comments Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:16:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=8972 The latest trailer for Justin Bieber's "biopic" or whatever it is, Never Say Never, shows Bieber being a total bad-ass. He sprays Silly String DIRECTLY AT YOU!!! Total. Bad. Ass.

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The latest trailer for Justin Bieber‘s “biopic” or whatever it is, Never Say Never, shows Bieber being a total bad-ass. Spraying silly string and throwing popcorn directly at the camera. What the hay, man?! Don’t you know that technology is expensive? What a reckless youth the fame monster has turned you into. James Cameron WILL come for you.

What this trailer sets out to do is really sell you the 3D element of the film. In other words, make you want to pay a higher ticket price. There’s SILLY STRING and IT COMES RIGHT AT YOU!!! $25, please. I see what these marketing folks are up to. For me though, if they really wanted to sell it, they’d show a 3D water bottle flying at his head during that last shot on stage. Missed opportunity right there.

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First Trailer For Justin Bieber’s Stupid Biopic ‘Never Say Never’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-trailer-for-justin-biebers-stupid-biopic-never-say-never/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-trailer-for-justin-biebers-stupid-biopic-never-say-never/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Ritual pre-concert round of Peek-a-boo. And now for the part of the job I hate the most -- having a hand in promoting Justin Bieber. But that's the job, and I knew that full well when I agreed to $4.25 an hour. Anyhow, the little sh*t and new "Punk'd" host is back with Never Say Never, a "biopic" about the time Justin filmed a concert in New York last month. This is mixed with behind the scenes footage, home movies, and interviews with his manager, who says only nice things for fear of being punched in the balls again. You really did it Justin, even though "they" said you couldn't. Help yourself to a hard-earned juicebox. Check out the trailer after the jump (if you want)...

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Ritual pre-concert round of Peek-a-boo.

And now for the part of the job I hate the most — having a hand in promoting Justin Bieber. But that’s the job, and I knew that full well when I agreed to $4.25 an hour. Anyhow, the little sh*t and new "Punk’d" host is back with Never Say Never, a "biopic" about the time Justin filmed a concert in New York last month. This is mixed with behind the scenes footage, home movies, and interviews with his manager, who says only nice things for fear of being punched in the balls again.

You really did it Justin, even though "they" said you couldn’t. Help yourself to a hard-earned juicebox.

Check out the trailer after the jump (if you want)…

 


Justin Bieber- Never Say Never Movie Trailer Official (HD) – Watch more Funny Videos

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