“Sugar” is the second movie from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the pair who wrote and directed “Half Nelson,” which earned Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination two years ago. That movie was nothing short of a friggin’ miracle, a loosely plotted tale of a talented, crack-addicted middle school teacher and the student he befriends after she catches him getting high in a bathroom stall. The movie played like a goddamned poem and blossomed into an enjoyably somber buddy flick. Plus, it has ridiculously engaging scenes — thanks mostly to Gosling — that crack through the movie’s narrative spine and burn the hair off your face. Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Sugar’’
Archive for January, 2009
Tags: Algenis Perez Santo, Anna Boden, At the Movies, baseball, Ebert & Roeper at the Movies, Half Nelson, Kevin Smith, Oscar nominations, Ryan Fleck, Ryan Gosling, Sugar
Tags: Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, candy bars, Chicago, Curtiss Candy Co., Nestle
LITTLE-KNOWN FACT THAT SHOULD NOT BE LITTLE-KNOWN
When the world was a better place in, like, the 1930s, the Curtiss Candy Co. of Chicago would fly over major cities and drop thousands of Butterfinger and Baby Ruth candy bars on the denizens below. As advertising.
Nestle owns both bars now, and, sadly, they don’t fall out of the sky anymore.
Tags: Army of the Dead, Bud Light, Centraal Beheer Insurance, Heineken, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Matthijs Van Heijningen, Pepsi, The Thing, Toyota, Visa, Warner Brothers, Zack Snyder
Some guy named Matthijs Van Heijningen — which is the worst name in history — is readapting “The Thing.” No timetable on when, however.
Van Heijningen is a commercials director, and he’s done spots for Toyota, Pepsi, Heineken, Bud Light and Visa, but whatevs. Twenty bucks says this bites. They’re moving the story to Norway. This guy is also developing a movie, “Army of the Dead,” at Warner Brothers. Continue reading ‘Hi, my name is Mattijs Van Heijningen’
Tags: Chris Pine, G.I. Joe, Jason Patric, Joe Carnahan, movie remake, Narc, Pablo Escobar, Ray Liotta, Ridley Scott, Ryan Reynolds, Scott Free Productions, Skip Woods, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, Tony Scott, Variety, Vietnam
It’s coming to a theater near you in 2010.
Apparently, Joe Carnahan has put his long-awaited Pablo Escobar project on hold to remake “The A-Team,” with producers Ridley and Tony Scott.
Prepare to have your face exploded. The script is appropriately being written by Skip Woods, which means nothing to most people, but he also cleaned-up the script for the upcoming “G.I. Joe” movie, which will make most men between the ages of 18 and 30 lose control of their bowels. Continue reading ‘Yeah, you know The A-Team?’
Tags: Kristen Stewart, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment, The Wrap, Twilight
The Wrap has a pretty interesting story about Paramount Pictures flipping out after realizing they once held the rights to the absurdly profitable “Twilight” property, starring Kristen Stewart. Summit Entertainment has made serious bank off the movie, which cost nearly $40 million to make (a meager sum) and raked in more than $300 million in worldwide box office revenue. Continue reading ‘Paramount loses its shit over ‘Twilight’’