It’s funny to think that only 50 years ago the Hollywood studio system nearly collapsed under its own weight, mired in the wake of several expensive box office flops. It seemed at the time that pouring exorbitant resources into the production of blockbusters was an unreliable financial gamble, and what followed was a decade-long rise of the independent film that brought with it some of cinema’s greatest achievements (Mike Nichole’s masterpiece The Graduate in 1967 being perhaps the most notable example). It took a sci-fi masterpiece, the original Star Wars trilogy, to return the studio system to prominence again, and things have remained more or less as they are ever since. [Read more…]
This looks, from the brief previews I’ve seen, like Steven Soderbergh’s next movie Haywire. Maybe they’re different, but they seem to both be about a trained kick-ass girl out for revenge. This one looks a little more stylized and less thought driven as Soderbergh’s, but not having seen either, I can’t say for sure. The PG-13 always throws me off, especially for action movies, so I’m not expecting much from this one.
PREDICTION: 2 stars.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK:
Now here is a movie I have been looking forward to for quite awhile. While I never got into the Hellboy movies, I still look forward to anything Guillermo Del Toro is involved in. I know he only produced this film, but he has been working on it for quite awhile. I remember seeing stuff for this movie years ago, so it’s nice that it’s finally
here and with an R rating, thank god! The previews look awesome and I really think this will be the best horror movie of the year, well mainstream at least. THe mood looks very creepy, and aside from the quick shot of the CGI creature in the bed, I think this has real potential to be frightening, and this comes from someone who doesn’t enjoy ghost movies! The R rating sells me every time. You want to make money but make a shitty movie? Make it PG-13. But if you want actual horror people to want to see your flick, make it R.
PREDICTION: 4 stars
OUR IDIOT BROTHER
Is it me, or do the trailers for this movie look like they were shot in 1995? The quality is so low, its weird.
Anyway…another movie with Paul Rudd acting goofy. Yawn. Nothing about this really stands
out to me besides the R rating. If it was directed by David Wain, then we would be talking, but it isn’t so this is a wait for Netflix. Paul Rudd is a middle of the road. Sometimes he can be really funny, but other times I wish he would just go away. This seems like a go away movie to me.
PREDICTION: 2 stars
Will Farrell is now promoting the upcoming “Land of the Lost.” However, he said that the question he’s asked the most is if there will be an “Anchorman 2.”
Speaking with an Australian moring radio show, Farrell said that the team is getting together next week to discuss the possibilities of the continuing adventures of Ron Burgundy. Farrell said he’s getting together with “all the guys” to talk about a follow-up. I’d think that “all the guys” means Farrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and director Adam McKay.
You would think that given the cast, the sequel could be really expensive. Maybe everyone’ll do it for a hometown discount. Let’s hope.
I’m a sucker for Paul Rudd, I’m a sucker for Jason Segel, so odds are, I’ll be a sucker for bromancer (yes I made up a genre), ‘I Love You, Man.’ the story of a newly engaged guy setting out to find a best man for his wedding. The film also stars Rashida Jones as the fiancée, Andy Sandberg, and Jaimie Presley. The film is written and directed by John Hamburg, whose last effort, ‘Along Came Polly,’ was fun and entertaining.
Check out the trailer over at Yahoo, and come back here and tell us what you think!