Published November 13, 2009
Tags: 20th Century Fox, Arnold Scwarzenegger, Common, Date Night, James Franco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristen Wiig, Last Action Hero, Mark Wahlberg, Nickelback, Ray Liotta, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, True Lies
Oh, boy, what to make of “Date Night.” Just a glance at the flick’s iMDB page is pretty damn intriguing. Look at that cast. Steve Carell and Tina Fey? Ray Liotta? Mark Wahlberg? And Kristen Wiig? Whoa, whoa, whoa: James Franco! And COMMON! What is 20th Century Fox trying to achieve? More to the point: What’s wrong over there? It’s like someone got wasted at that giant, futuristic computer terminal they use to cast movies and went wild, maniacally hitting buttons, pulling levers and pressing pedals or whatever. Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Date Night’ or holy crap, is this ‘True Lies’ Jr., maybe?’
Published July 17, 2009
Tags: Adam McKay, Anna Faris, Chicago Tribune, Eastbound & Down, Jody Hill, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kennedy, Michael Pena, Michael Phillips, Observe and Report, Peter Travers, Ray Liotta, Rolling Stone, Sacha Baron Cohen, Seth Rogen, Taxi Driver, The Denver Post, The Foot Fist Way, Will Ferrell
If there is a silver lining to be found in the wholesale dismantling of our nation’s newspaper industry, it must be the forced retirement of a certain kind of film critic. The kind of person who watches a movie like “Knocked Up” and feels the preoccupied need, even while praising it, to reduce it to simply a “lovably profane” romantic comedy. Or the kind of guy who didn’t like — in fact, hated — “The Cable Guy.” Or the legion of people who trashed the insanely enjoyable, riotously funny “Just Friends.” Continue reading ‘REVIEW: ‘Observe and Report’’
Published January 29, 2009
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?’
Published January 25, 2009
Tags: 13, 13 Tzameti, 50 Cent, 8 Mile, Ben Gazzara, David Gordon Green, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gela Babluani, Jason Statham, Jeff Nichols, Marlon Brando, Michael Shannon, Mickey Rourke, Netflix, Ray Liotta, Ray Winstone, Revolutionary Road, Robert DeNiro, Shotgun Stories, The Woodsman, Vanilla Sky
Michael Shannon in "Shotgun Stories"
In my previous Oscar nominations post, I forgot to mention Michael Shannon, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in “Revolutionary Road.” I’ve read some blogs that criticized the nomination because he’s only in the movie for two scenes.
This is no matter. Continue reading ‘Know Michael Shannon, love Michael Shannon’