PREVIEW REVIEW: September 23, 2011

PREVIEW REVIEW: September 23, 2011

ABDUCTION

Ooooohhhh scaaaarryy!! A PG13 Abduction movie starring the douche werewolf homo from Twlight!! Yayyyy!! What really shocks me about this one is the other talent involved. I expect more from you, Alfred Molina…maybe not MUCH more, but more. And I am totally ashamed of you Sigourney Weaver. Yeah, I know…you gotta eat, but you were in the biggest movie of all time. What drew you to this movie? I’m guessing the paycheck, because from what I can see, this is another intellectually devoid dump that the big anus of Hollywood has squatted over and dribbled out onto YOUR (the average movie-goer) face. And unless you’re into coprophagia (Wiki it), then I would say PASS…pun intended.

PREDICTION: 1 star

DOLPHIN TALE

Wow…are A-listers and award winners really hard up for cash this month? Morgan Freeman?? Okay…I will actually give him a pass for this because even though he is in his 70s, I’m pretty sure he has a kid that is like 8 years old. Maybe he wanted to be in a movie that this kid could see without seeing her dad being whipped by Gene Hackman or hugged by Tim Robbins…I get it. However, this still looks pretty crappy. I guess they find a dolphin with no tail and make a robot tail for it. I like animals, so aw cute, it would make a good Yahoo news article…but a whole movie? Yikes. And don’t forget the laugh riot of Morgan Freeman getting his back splashed by the dolphin. Zoinks!! Yeah…I will wait until my kid is 8 and then show him a better movie.

PREDICTION: 1 1/2 stars

KILLER ELITE

Okay…I’m going to look like some adrenaline driven typical male fuckbag, but I actually think this doesn’t look too bad. Usually I hate these Crank, Bourne Identity, Transporter sort of movies, but something about the trailer for this made me want to see what happens next. I think Jason Statham sucks in everything except Snatch, so I could care less about him, but I do actually like Clive Owen a lot and something about the two of them fighting seems…well, kinda cool. And finally DeNiro looking sort of badass again. I was beginning to think he was letting Ben Stiller rim job him for so long that he was actually enjoying it. I’ve said it before on this site, DeNiro hasn’t made a really great movie since Heat waaaaay back in 1995, but lately he has been trying a bit more, it seems. I liked Everybody’s Fine, Machete and Stone…so perhaps he’s on a roll? I hope so. It would be good to have my former favorite actor back. I know we will never get another Taxi Driver or Raging Bull…but maybe we can get another Copland at the very least.

PREDICTION: 3 stars

MACHINE GUN PREACHER

At first, I thought this was a ripoff of Hobo With A Shotgun, but it’s nothing like it. I don’t like Gerard Butler. His attempt at gay porn (300) made me feel really uncomfortable and shaky, so I have been weary of his movies ever since. This looks sort of cool though. Mostly because I like Marc Forster and I’m waiting World War Z, so this being his film before that one, I can give it a hot. I also like that it’s a true story and I have always liked vigilante hero-type people. This could be solid, and the R rating really helps. As long as I don’t see Butler kissing the tip of a penis, like I swore I saw in 300, it’ll be okay in my book.

PREDICTION: 3 stars

MONEYBALL

So I’ve heard that this is possibly the first Oscar bait movie of the year. Bring it on! I have been a fan of Brad Pitt ever since Kalifornia. The guy has made some shitty movies (Ocean’s Twelve, thirteen, Mr and Mrs Smith) but overall, he knows how to choose roles. I’m not normally a sports movie fan, however, I do find the inner workings of sports to be very interesting. This movie intrigues me
for a few reasons: Pitt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the ACDC song “Money Talks” in the trailer (arguably their best song, and my favorite song by the band) and also the hilarious story of Jonah Hill’s character. In case you were unaware, the character he plays in the film is named Peter Brand. However, the guy he is portraying’s name is Paul DePodesta. The name was changed because DePodesta was so disgusted that fat Jonah Hill was going to be playing him, that he threatened to sue the producers unless something was done. So instead of re-casting, they just changed the name. I love that sort of shit. And if you actually saw what Paul DePodesta looked like in real life, you would sue the producers too. Jonah Hill should only portray two people in biopics: Jonah Hill and the Pillsbury Dough-boy (I know, that was an obvious joke but its fucking 11pm, and I’m out of material). Weirdly, the original person cast for the role was Demitri Martin, who looks a lot more like the guy. I bet Billy Beane is jacking off in the mirror knowing Brad Pitt is playing him. I would. This movie looks pretty good.

PREDICTION: 3 stars

RED STATE

Kevin Smith sucks. If you’re a big fan of Kevin Smith…you suck. Plain and simple. He sucks. He’s an awful writer. Not a creative director. And has an ego bigger than Billy Corgan (and I’m a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan). However, I do find comfort in a crappy director like Smith worming out of his comfort zone. Red State could be good, but I just don’t think it will be. I love the material and I love psycho religious cult figures, I just wish that someone more capable like William Friedkin or David Cronenberg would take on a project like this…not Silent Bob. As long as he maintains the level of dick and fart jokes (his words) and focuses more on story and also a world where not every single fucking person talks exactly the same like his lame View Askew universe, then this could actually be good. As much as I dislike Kevin Smith, I am looking forward to giving this one a shot…and if this sucks like his other movies, well…I guess I won’t be that surprised.

PREDICTION: 3 stars

later.

DVD Review: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

DVD Review: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

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What happens when the eternal teenager grows up?  Kevin Smith burst onto the scene in the mid-90s with “Clerks,” a movie filled with no dirty pictures, but wall-to-wall filth.  Smith continued the trend with “Mallrats,” “Chasing Amy,” and then, lesser fare.  “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” is Smith’s second movie that takes place without his usual Jay and Silent Bob characters. [Read more…]

Review: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

The phrase “a return to form,” gets thrown around too loosely, we’ve heard it a few times this year (i.e. everytime Woody Allen makes a movie it seems like someone says it), but I think in Kevin Smith’s instance, it may actually be true. ‘Zack and Miri Make A Porno,’ is an endearing, funny, fun film about two people down on their luck, and looking to take their fate into their own hands. [Read more…]

‘Zack and Miri’ Poster Released

‘Zack and Miri’ Poster Released

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Kevin Smith has released the poster for his new movie, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno.’

The teaser and the trailer both look really good.  The fact that Smith is fighting with the MPAA over the rating also has my interest piqued.   On top of everything else, the poster looks good.  I’m looking forward to seeing this one.  -Sam

‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ Now Rated R

‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ Now Rated R

Zack and Miri Make a PornoFanboys rejoice! Kevin Smith’s new film, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno,’ has been downgraded to R, after initially receiving an NC-17 rating. [Read more…]

Kevin Smith Causing Trouble with Zack & Miri Promos

Kevin Smith has been causing a bit of trouble with some promotions for his upcoming comedy ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno.’ In addition to blogs and video diaries, Smith has been known for his “internet-only trailers,” for many of his in-progress films.

The MPAA called to tell Smith, this wasn’t possible when he posted an adult-content filled trailer for ‘Zack and Miri.’ Apparently, despite the fact that the teaser trailer didn’t contain any footage from the film, it still is promotional material, and needs the MPAA’s rating before release.

If you ask my opinion on this, all I can do is shake my head, I hate the MPAA’s touch on everything, I think in a case like this, if a producer wants to release footage through his own personal site, it is his own business. I see the need for regulation, but, Smith’s site, though accessible by a general audience, is not exactly a movie theater where people go for trailers, its for hardcore fans.

Smith submitted the trailer for MPAA rating, so no doubt look for an edited down Red Bang trailer soon.

News: Porno Watch

Kevin Smith has announced more folks signing on to Zack & Miri Make a Porno, the casting of Seth Rogan (Knocked Up), Elizabeth Banks, and Smith regular, Jason Mewes. Signing on are Traci Lords, Craig Robinson (NBC’s the Office), Jeff Anderson (another Smith regular), and Katie Morgan (HBO’s “Katie Morgan: A Porn Star Revealed).

The story focuses on two friends in debt who enlist their friends to make an amateur porn film for quick cash.

Given the type of content in Kevin Smith’s films since his debut, this is no doubt right up the writer/director’s alley.

The film is being produced by Scott Mosier, as well as Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

-Vatche