Screen Junkies » Summer Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Screen Junkies Show: Summer Movies 2014, Hits & Misses! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-summer-movies-2014-hits-misses/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-summer-movies-2014-hits-misses/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:13:11 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=265219 Summer 2014 is in the books, and while it was a down year for Hollywood, there were plenty of hits (and bombs) to talk about! We assembled a panel to break everything down and announce the winner of our box office contest!!

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Summer 2014 is in the books, and while it was a down year for Hollywood, there were plenty of hits (and bombs) to talk about! We assembled a panel to break everything down and announce the winner of our box office contest!! Thanks to Kristian Harloff, Erin Robinson, and Devin Faraci for helping us out on this one.

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Top 10 Summer Movies 2014 http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/top-10-summer-movies-2014/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/top-10-summer-movies-2014/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:36 +0000 Lyndsey Saul http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261229 The hottest time of the year is once again upon us - summer movie season! We gathered a panel of movie experts to predict which movies would burn up the box office in 2014.

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The hottest time of the year is once again upon us – summer movie season! We gathered a panel of movie experts to predict which movies would burn up the box office in 2014.

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Grab This Gear: iPad Cases For The Beach http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/best-ipad-cases/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/best-ipad-cases/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 23:34:18 +0000 King of NY http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217828 A new column that will highlight some of the choice entertainment gizmos available for your enjoyment.

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Grab This Gear is a new column that will highlight some of the choice entertainment gizmos available for your enjoyment. Sure, you could spend your hard-earned paycheck on food and shelter, but that won’t earn you any street cred.

First up are some new clothes for your coveted iPad. At the beach, we prefer watching movies on our iPad over reading the latest chick-lit, but regardless of your choice, you need a case to keep the sand, water and melted Popsicles from ruining your it.

 

Elegant, stylish and just a little bit fragile—that’s (you)r iPad in a nutshell. And when it comes to elegant, stylish and fragile creations, no matter how tough they look, what they really need is to be held tight and told everything’s going to be OK. It’s nothing to be ashamed of; and once you get a load of our favorite iPad cases you’ll see just how proud you can be of needing a little TLC.

 

Headcase Etch A Sketch Hard Case for iPad – Red

Best iPad Cases

Selling for a mere $40, this is the ultimate choice for the kid at heart. While the knobs do absolutely nothing, the bright red mock Etch-A-Sketch facade does scream fun without going overboard. It may make your iPad look like a toy, but it provides some very serious protection. Its high-impact resistant plastic is able to protect your device from minor bumps. It is also remarkably light which totally complements the iPad’s superior portability.

 

Clear Silicone Skin Case

Best iPad Cases

For a minimalist and cheap approach, why not consider the Clear Silicone iPad case? Available for about $8, the package even comes with a free screen guard which gives your Apple iPad good all-around protection. The treated silicone material is both dirt and stain resistant. Should it get a little cruddy after constant use, it is totally safe to wash with water and some mild detergent.

 

Piel Frama Premium Leather Case

Best iPad Cases

Those with a little more cash to spare, should give the Piel Frama iPad case a closer look. Handcrafted by Spanish leather artisans, these leather cases are so luxurious and are extremely exquisite. The magnetic locking mechanism ensures that your iPad is snug and secure inside the portfolio design. The case also doubles as a stand so proud owners can show off their shiny new iPad and THE leather case.

 

tyPad Gen2 Case for iPad with Built-in Bluetooth Keyboard

Best iPad Cases

Although the iPad’s virtual keyboard is comfortable to use, some may prefer a real keyboard. Typad’s $70 offering is not only an iPad case, it also doubles as a keyboard to complement your tablet. The case is made from quality leatherette and can also be converted into a stand to prop up your iPad. The keyboard connects via Bluetooth to enhance your iPad experience.

 

Apple iPad Smart Cover

Best iPad Cases

Apple zombies are sure to pick up this little baby for $29. Apple’s official iPad case has a soft but sturdy outer shell and a nice microfiber interior to better caress your shiny new gizmo. It comes in a neat matte black finish with the ubiquitous Apple logo adorning the front case. This case can be folded both vertically and horizontally so you can enjoy your iPad at virtually any angle.

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10 Summer Movie Gems to Watch For http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-summer-movie-gems-to-watch-for/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-summer-movie-gems-to-watch-for/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When thinking about the upcoming summer movie season, it’s hard to picture anything but Robert Downey Jr., Buzz & Woody, and Jake G. as a Persian with a British accent. And while we all enjoy a tasty summer club-banger (blockbuster) or two, the season always provides for a few smaller, limited-release “gems.” Many of these flicks are picked-up off the festival-circuit tours and sometimes go on to make a big cult-splash (The Wackness, Napolean Dynamite, Garden State), or even an awards-season run (The Hurt Locker, Little Miss Sunshine, Hustle & Flow). The following are ten under-the-radar flicks that may get some extra attention/theater releases by the summer’s end:   The Trotsky

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When thinking about the upcoming summer movie season, it’s hard to picture anything but Robert Downey Jr., Buzz & Woody, and Jake G. as a Persian with a British accent. And while we all enjoy a tasty summer club-banger (blockbuster) or two, the season always provides for a few smaller, limited-release “gems.” Many of these flicks are picked-up off the festival-circuit tours and sometimes go on to make a big cult-splash (The Wackness, Napolean Dynamite, Garden State), or even an awards-season run (The Hurt Locker, Little Miss Sunshine, Hustle & Flow).

The following are ten under-the-radar flicks that may get some extra attention/theater releases by the summer’s end:

 

The Trotsky

Jay Baruchel takes break from being Paramount’s recent golden boy to star in this little comedy about high school student that believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. Having already screened at several major festivals (including Tribeca this week), Trotsky seems poised to grab some followers when it opens in limited release on May 14th. Check out the trailer below.

 

Solitary Man

Michael Douglas plays a former baller-turned-family man out to prove he can still live the Alpa Chino lifestyle after losing everything. Wall Street 2 got pushed back, but Douglas still gets to star in a May movie as a Solitary Man. I don’t really get why he keeps working so much. If I were married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, I would leave home only to buy her cranberry juice or watch her make me some scrilla via T-Mobile. I guess having the opp to shmooze with the likes of Jenna Fischer and Mary Louise-Parker make for a reasonable excuse. Danny DeVito, Jesse Eisenberg, and Susan Sarandon probably keep things interesting on-set as well. Catch the movie in limited release May 7th.

 

Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Undead

How many times do we need to see a movie about staging a play based on Hamlet? Apparently one more! Though there is a vampire involved, it’s not based on the book of Mormon (sigh of relief). Also features the lovely Devon Aoki, as well as Johnny Drama’s pal, Ralph Macchio. I’m also intrigued to see if Jake Hoffman (best known for being Dustin’s son) can pull off being a leading man.

 

Centurion

Helmer Neil Marshall returns with this historical period-piece about the roma legion in Britainia. In the vein of Apocalypto meets Gladiator, Centurion features dudes on horses chasing dudes with swords and the ALWAYS welcome Olga Kurylenko.  Say what you will about Marshall’s Doomsday, but The Descent was off the chain, yo. This is one that will likely get a larger release than what it’s currently slated for and will likely do very well overseas.

 

[Rec] 2

You probably know the first [REC] best as it’s American doppelganger Quarantine, which is almost shot-for-shot identical. Well [Rec] 2 takes off right where the first story ended and is told from the perspective of the SWAT-team that gets sent in to clean up the mess. Look for it in theatres (likely only at the Landmark chain since it’s distributed through Magnolia/Magnet) in July and on-demand shortly after.

 

The Wild Hunt

LARPing gone bad?! A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend. Whoever came up with this concept deserves a spot in the International Super-Geek Shrine of Nerderdom. If this thing gets a solid marketing campaign in front of it though, it screams future cult-classic. Won awards at Slamdance and Toronto.

 

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Andy Serkis, a.k.a. Peter Jackson’s little monkey, stole some heavy attention and a BAFTA nomination across the pond for his portrayal of Ian Drury, a prominent figure in the evolution of British new wave music leading into the ‘80′s. Again, the Tribeca response will give us an idea as to how big or small this one will be, but Serkis is supposed to be a sight to see.

 

OSS 117: Lost in Rio

The second foreign sequel on this list. The first OSS 117 (Cairo, Nest of Spies), is essentially a French-Austin Powers-esque parody of 007. Though reading subtitles isn’t for everyone, the original was very simple and funny and I expect nothing less from the sequel. Opening in NY/LA on May 7th.

 

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The foxy Gemma Arterton continues her stellar year starring in the title role here, to go with those two other small-time flicks Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia, as the daughter of a wealthy businessman held for ransom by two ex-cons. Though the overall concept is nothing insanely original, Alice Creed had pretty positive word-of-mouth coming out of Toronto, so the Tribeca screenings will give us an idea if it’ll release wider than its planned limited engagements this August. 

 

Cyrus

This might be the best known feature on this list, but since it’s still hitting the festivals, we’ll include it. Jonah Hill creeps out John C Reilley as he courts his mother (Marisa Tomei). Milfy Catherine Keener plays Reilly’s ex-wife. Drops in theaters July 9th, though the size of the release is still TBD.

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SUMMER MOVIES… AND SNUGGIES! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/summer-movies-and-snuggies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/summer-movies-and-snuggies/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Snuggie.  You may not own one, but you probably know someone who does, or at least you're familiar with the "blanket with sleeves" that's become a bit of a internet meme.  It's such a ridiculous yet attractive product that it's managed to seep its way into mainstream media, making appearances on shows like "30 Rock," and "The Big Bang Theory."  And much of its popularity seems to be based on this really lo-fi - some may say terrible - commercial.  Snuggie Commercial - Watch more Funny Videos

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The Snuggie.  You may not own one, but you probably know someone who does, or at least you’re familiar with the "blanket with sleeves" that’s become a bit of a internet meme.  It’s such a ridiculous yet attractive product that it’s managed to seep its way into mainstream media, making appearances on shows like "30 Rock," and "The Big Bang Theory." 

And much of its popularity seems to be based on this really lo-fi – some may say terrible – commercial. 


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But what if the marketing people behind Snuggie are a lot smarter than we give them credit for?  What if all this time they’ve secretly been at work ingraining Snuggies into the collective pop cultural conscience without us eve knowing it?  What if, aside from some guest appearances on TV shows that like to take the piss out of pop kitsch, Snuggies have started to infiltrate big studio movies? 

Don’t tell me that when you look at this still from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (slightly altered with a simple advertising logo) that it’s impossible. 

It begs the question, what would 2009′s big summer blockbusters look like if Snuggie product placement had completel taken them over?  Well of course the only way to answer that is with mocked up studio publicity stills. 

We think summer at the movies is looking pretty snug. 

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