‘The Virginity Hit’ trailer is out. To hype or not to hype…

Posted by Jon Wiener July 28, 2010
Will Ferrell Adam McKay

When I was in high school, i definitely got into a lot of shenanigans with my friends.  Most memorably, we videotaped faked kidnappings of one-another, which would usually lead to bizarre places and situations.  The more kidnappings we did, the more complex they got.  The last kidnapping led to a fake birthday party for my [...]

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This Summer…Thus Far

Posted by July 28, 2010
summer movies

Here we are at the end of July, and the summer movie season has been very hit or miss so far.  Early releases came and went faster than Al Gore at a massage parlor.  IRON MAN 2 had a lot of impressive flying and explosions, but failed to provide the entertainment of its predecessor.  Ridley [...]

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What if Judd Apatow remade ‘Police Academy’?

Posted by Jon Wiener July 28, 2010

Okay folks, hear me out on this one.  We will preface this by saying that there are zero plans for a Judd Apatow-related Police Academy reboot.  Back in March, it was reported that there would be a new Police Academy film, focusing on a brand new group of young hopefuls, eager to join the force.  [...]

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Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch Trailer Looks Like a Ga’Hoole lot of CGI.

Posted by Eric Gosselin July 27, 2010
Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder has been a busy man. Not only does the master of slow motion and green screens have the CGI-owl extravaganza Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (we all know how excited we were to hear they were making that into a movie), but now the trailer for his upcoming Sucker Punch [...]

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‘The Avengers’ cast list is official! What do YOU think?

Posted by Jon Wiener July 25, 2010
the avengers

If you’ve been on the internet in the past few days, you probably already know that the official cast for The Avengers was announced this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Joss Whedon will direct a cast so impressive, it may be reminiscent of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, except with more glasses in the [...]

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What Could Inception’s Success Mean for Hollywood?

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum July 23, 2010
Is It Real, or is It Memorex?

Inception made $62.8 million domestically on opening weekend.  Not bad at all.  But as time marches on, we could find that that weekend will end up marking a turning point in Hollywood; fingers crossed.  What?  How?  Why?  Let’s start at the beginning of this experience. My favorite trailers give me a hint of the broad [...]

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Winnebago Man is a Winner!

Posted by Jon Wiener July 22, 2010
Jack Rebney

About 17 years ago, my family was celebrating the holidays at our cousin’s house in Staten Island, NY.  My cousin Marcy excitedly whipped out a VHS tape and announced that we all needed to watch this video.  I will never forget the experience of hearing the most consecutive curse-words I had heard in the entirety [...]

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Indie Strike! Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are UNDEAD!

Posted by Jon Wiener July 22, 2010
Jordan Galland

When was the last time you supported independent film?  If it’s been a while, you may want to consider checking out Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead, the latest opus from renaissance man, Jordan Galland. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, you may be more impressed by Galland’s accomplishments as a musician and music video director.  [...]

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You Will Watch a Tall Dark Trailer

Posted by Jon Wiener July 21, 2010
You Will Meet a Short Pale Director

Actually, you will watch a trailer for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy.  If the film is anything like the trailer, I think we can expect a very typical Allen-esque film.  Lots of quirk and mishaps accompanied with strange characters with names like Alfie (Anthony Hopkins), Roy (Josh Brolin), [...]

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JJ Abrams owes his career to old DC comics

Posted by Rob Noble July 20, 2010
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So I’ve been catching up on the first season of ‘Fringe’, via the Netflix, and it’s confirming something I’ve long suspected: JJ Abrams owes the last ten years of his career to old DC comics. The big twists in ‘Fringe’ (the “Walternate” universe), ‘Lost’ (the flash-sideways) and his ‘Star Trek’ re-boot (Spock Prime travels backwards [...]

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