What can I say about Darkman? It’s very much a product of its time in terms of its action movie-ness, yet it’s clear Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero movie back when studios weren’t knocking each other open to buy up licenses. So we can an original character and a new franchise and get to hear Liam Neeson do an American accent. Read the rest of this entry
I know you guys are busy dominating the TV short season with Game of Thrones (although The Walking Dead franchise clearly has its eyes on the crown), but I’ve got a pitch for ya. Once the race to win the Iron Throne is over, it’s only logical that you find another big project to turn into your next must see series (forgive me if I don’t think Ballers is going to make your subscriber rates jump) and it really ought to be Harry Potter. Check this out: Read the rest of this entry
Kristen Wiig stars in Welcome to Me, a movie that can’t quite decide if it’s a comedy, a drama or both. While I wouldn’t hit this flick with the dramedy tag, I can’t say it’s a bad movie, either, despite the discrepancy. It’s not great – but it probably should have been. Read the rest of this entry
Tammy may be the best testament there can ever be the amazing talent that is Melissa McCarthy. The marketing was terrible, the script is rife with problems and the cast is bloated to the point of distraction… and the movie’s still entertaining. Read the rest of this entry
PRO TIP: Do not listen to this man’s story.
The producers of Across the Universe made a bet that nostalgia would be enough to make a profit on their investment… and they lost. Once you watch the movie, it’s easy to see where they went wrong. (Spoiler alert: EVERYWHERE!) Read the rest of this entry
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen most of The Lake House, the 2006 film about time travelling letters that reunited Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock for the first time since Speed. Before everyone was bored to tears by this star-studded romance through time, there was The Love Letter, a Hallmark TV movie that has nearly the same plot and rather than being stupid, it’s just kinda insane. Read the rest of this entry
Today’s movie trailer mania has some melodrama, comedy, legitimate film. Let’s have at it!
So many movies come out every year and I gotta be honest with ya; most of em look like the tightly coiled piles my dogs leave on the lawn. Here’s my take on four new movie trailers.
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Dead Again is one of those movies that leaves it all out on the field. It has excellent performances from Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Robin Williams (and, to a lesser extent, Andy Garcia and Derek Jacobi). I wouldn’t say it’s a great movie, and it certainly has some fresh ideas for the film noir mystery genre, but it comes up a bit short. Read the rest of this entry
In the 1980s, it wasn’t enough that your movie was an adventure. You had to give the audience more than that; you had to have a fresh take, even if you reused old ideas. So, your Frankenstein/sci-fi story also had to be a comedy… and a road movie… and have a romantic subplot… and challenge the very notion of what it means to be alive. You get all this and more in a movie that includes a scene where a robot and Ally Sheedy have weird sexual chemistry while dancing to a scene from Saturday Night Fever playing on a television. I give you Short Circuit! Read the rest of this entry