Screen Junkies » the smurfs http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 What’s Playing This Weekend: July 29th http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/whats-playing-this-weekend-july-29th/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/whats-playing-this-weekend-july-29th/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:59:14 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222671 Indiana Jones and James Bond: Together at last.

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With three big releases hitting theaters today, there’s no shortage of options at the box-office. Unfortunately, of those three releases, only one is getting anything approaching positive reviews. I hope you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, because if you’re not, be prepared to watch a less than stellar film.
 
So, what’s playing this weekend?
 

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Steve Carell stars as a man in his 40′s who is blindsided by a divorce. Sounds romantic.

‘Crazy Stupid Love’ Looks Neither Crazy Nor Stupid

The film also stars Emma Stone, which makes it instantly more appealing.
 
Best Review
Constructed with such professionalism and inhabited by such warm characters that even its cliche moments are easily forgiven…
 
John Beifuss – Commercial Appeal
 
 
Worst Review
Crazy, Stupid, Phony
 
James Verniere – Boston Herald
 
Our Recommendation
I’m not big fan of romantic comedies, but if you are forced to see one, you can do a lot worse that this. It’s currently pulling in 74% at Rotten Tomatoes. Add Emma Stone‘s ass (or eyes) to the mix, and you’ve got an exteremly watchable film.
 

The Smurfs

The Smurfs are back, and they’re better than ever. And by better, I mean much, much worse.

Smurf The New ‘The Smurfs’ Trailer

Honestly, did you really think this was going to be any good?
 
Best Review
Adorable and annoying, patently unnecessary yet kinda sweet, it’s a calculated commercial enterprise with little soul but an appreciable amount of heart.
 
Justin Chang – Variety
 
Worst Review
I wouldn’t smurf Gosnell’s ‘The Smurfs‘ on my smurfiest enemy.
 
Sean O’Connell – Washington Post
 
Our Recommendation
If the idea of the Smurfs traveling to the real world appeals to you, by all means, check out this film. If you are parents forced to sit through this dreck, my sympathies.
 

Cowboys & Aliens

In case you have trouble taking things literally, this film is about a group of cowboys who encounter a group of space aliens, just like the title implies.

Extended ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Trailer Here To Extend Nerd Boners

Any film with both James Bond and Han Solo can’t be all bad, right? Wrong.
 
Best Review
Alien-invasion aficionados should be pleased. Western nostalgists may be pleasantly surprised. Fans of cowboys-versus-aliens movies, well, it’s been a long wait and here’s your movie.
 
Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune
 
Worst Review
The mash-up on cowboys and aliens doesn’t do either camp any favors. How are we supposed to work up a rooting interest when both sides are shooting blanks?
 
Peter Travers – Rolling Stone
 
Our Recommendation
With a 44% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, Cowboys and Aliens doesn’t seem to be impressing a whole lot of critics. You’re probably better off re-watching Blade Runner or Casino Royale than you are plunking down $12 to see this mess.

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Madison McKinley http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/madison-mckinley/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/madison-mckinley/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:37:16 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=222285 Madison McKinley plays a model in 'The Smurfs.'

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Madison McKinley plays a model in The Smurfs. The role will likely be pretty easy for her, considering she’s a model in real life, too. McKinley has had small roles in a number of television shows, including”30 Rock” and “Rescue Me.” She was also a contestant on “The Bachelor” this year.

A word from Madison: “It’s a lot more difficult than they make it out to be.” (On her experience on “The Bachelor”)

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Smurf The New ‘The Smurfs’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/smurf-the-new-the-smurfs-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/smurf-the-new-the-smurfs-trailer/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 18:58:42 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213608 It's The Smurfs. Whatever, man.

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Here’s another trailer for The Smurfs. It has a theoretically funny Avatar parody, and very little of my favorite part of the last trailer, Hank Azaria as the evil Gargamel.

The movie stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, and Sofía Vergara, and is an update of the popular/scorned children’s TV show. I don’t know what else to say about this trailer. Take your kids, I’m sure they’ll be into it.

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New ‘Smurfs’ Trailer Is A Smurfing Pile Of Smurf http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-smurfs-trailer-is-a-smurfing-pile-of-smurf/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-smurfs-trailer-is-a-smurfing-pile-of-smurf/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:45:34 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=201068 If you're wondering what 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' would be like if the chipmunks were blue and were chased around by an ugly wizard and his cat, then stop using your imagination and watch this horrible trailer.

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If you’re wondering what Alvin and the Chipmunks would be like if the chipmunks were blue and were chased around by an ugly wizard and his cat, then stop using your imagination and watch the horrible trailer above. It’s for Sony‘s The Smurfs, it will be showing in Mand-O-Tory 3D, and it looks smurfing awful. There are jokes about Smurf butts, jokes about Smurfs burping, jokes about Smurfs farting – and those were the highlights of the trailer. The highlights.

I feel bad for Neil Patrick Harris, who looks like he’s playing the role of Non-Threatening Anxious Caretaker Of Kooky Talking Creatures. We saw the exact same character in Alvin and the Chipmunks and Yogi Bear. Wait, if they’re all the same character, does that mean their universes tie together? Will there be a CG movie starring The Smurfs Yogi Bear and Alvin and the Chipmunks? Okay, now I’ve just Smurfed myself. In terror.

Smurfing into a smurf smurf shitty smurf theater shit-smurf August 3rd. (Deadline)

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‘The Smurfs’ Take Manhattan: Official Picture http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-smurfs-take-manhattan-official-picture/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-smurfs-take-manhattan-official-picture/#comments Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:50:45 +0000 Reza F. This film demeans us all, Papa Smurf.Sony has released the first photo from its upcoming movie, The Smurfs, and all I can say is hold on to your white, slightly phallic-looking hats! The picture depicts Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy Smurf in...get this...NEW YORK CITY!Magically transporting a fictional character into the real world can only be described as wildly original. But to go the extra mile and place them in such an obscure location goes above and beyond. I didn't even know you could film movies in New York! Of all the places for the Smurfs to end up, NYC has to be the craziest! That town moves a mile a minute! Talk about a fish-out-of-water story!The trailer for the film comes out this Thursday, but I don't need to wait until then to declare this movie an instant classic.* The only thing that could make it any better would be if they got George Lopez to do a voice. That would be tits! (First Showing)*I'm trying really hard to be less of a sarcastic prick, but holy crap, Sony! What choice do I have? Did you learn nothing from Space Jam!

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This film demeans us all, Papa Smurf.

Sony has released the first photo from its upcoming movie, The Smurfs, and all I can say is hold on to your white, slightly phallic-looking hats! The picture depicts Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy Smurf in…get this…NEW YORK CITY!

Magically transporting a fictional character into the real world can only be described as wildly original. But to go the extra mile and place them in such an obscure location goes above and beyond. I didn’t even know you could film movies in New York! Of all the places for the Smurfs to end up, NYC has to be the craziest! That town moves a mile a minute! Talk about a fish-out-of-water story!

The trailer for the film comes out this Thursday, but I don’t need to wait until then to declare this movie an instant classic.* The only thing that could make it any better would be if they got George Lopez to do a voice. That would be tits! (First Showing)

*I’m trying really hard to be less of a sarcastic prick, but holy crap, Sony! What choice do I have? Did you learn nothing from Space Jam!

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