It seems like a lot of older movies are making 3-D comebacks to the big screen this year (yes, you were the king of the world, you’re still the king of the world, just stop making all the girls cry), so it’s no surprise to hear that Jurassic Park (1993) is gonna hit this summer to remind us that dinosaurs are still just as cool as Katniss Everdeen. Continue reading
The cold temperatures have got me missing summer more than ever lately, and this latest post from FirstShowing.net has me anticipating those sunny months for more reasons than just the heat! Neighborhood Watch (2012), directed by Akiva Schaffer and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, follows a group of dads who form a neighborhood watch committee. Initially, the group gathers as a way to escape hanging out at home with their wives and kids, but as they uncover aliens who have plans to destroy the planet, the movie quickly turns into a sci-fi comedic thriller. Continue reading
The first trailer for Conan O’Brien’s documentary, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, is finally out! A pick at this year’s SXSW festival but unseen on a wide scale until now, the film is a behind-the-scenes look at his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour which took place last summer. Jason and I had the awesome luck of catching a show at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and it was amazing. The trailer is great – true Conan. I can’t wait to catch the full-length feature – the doc. drops on June 24th in select theaters, and will land in video on demand services “soon” after.
Many people know who Jeff Buckley is, and have been influenced by his music in one way or another, but few know much about the musician’s life. Hopefully, that is all about to change. Continue reading
Movieline has a ton of great development news in a single post today, including some good info on Rashida Jones’ (The Social Network, I Love You Man) movie Celeste and Jesse Forever (2011 or 2012?), a romantic comedy where, according to Jones, she’ll play the “Judd Apatow” style female lead in a romantic comedy where she gets to “to go on the journey.” With Lee Toland Krieger (The Vicious Kind) directing, that one looks good enough to land on the Upcoming Movies Index! (which is, of course, itself in development).
The Movieline post has much, much more, including news on Doug Liman’s next movie and and casting news on The Three Stooges movie.
Now that the Oscars are coming up tomorrow night, we finally sat down to look over the list of 32 movies we watched that were released in 2010 and to come up with our first-ever annual Top 10 Movies List.
The list includes only movies officially released in the US in 2010 according to IMDB (Winnebago Man missed the cut, though the exact release year varies by source) that we watched during the calendar year 2010, or during the month of January 2011– which we designated as our grace period so that we could cram in as many 2010 movies as possible.
To come up with our top 10, we first ranked the movies by the 5-point rating system that we use after seeing them. For ties (two movies with a 4.5, for example), we just talked and agreed on which would rank higher.
Looking back on the year as a whole, it was a great year for dramas of all kinds- realistic, historical, personal, and those that mixed drama and action. And while 2009′s year’s crop of dramas (Precious, The Hurt Locker) seemed overloaded with purpose and pretension, 2010′s were all-around much more balanced- and much more well-rounded. Continue reading
Our good friend and fellow movie lover Tim is out with with his 2010 year in movies (just ahead of our own Top 10 list for 2010, released tomorrow). Tim’s got a pretty exhaustive list, ranked in grade order, and he includes a one-line review for each.
To know Tim is to appreciate his often unique mixture of brutally honest, absurdist, funny, hostile, and often completely dead-on commentary, and his 2010 year in movies list is no exception. Some choice comments:
On The Runaways:
C) i was surprised at the twilight girl & dakota fanning pulling off this tribute to a great band.
On The Town:
B+) charlestown gettin’ love up in here. i liked it a lot. affleck has proven his directing chops.
D) deniro & ed norton should deliver a better movie then this. then again, it’s not as though they did much w/ the score, and they had brando in that, too!
B-) nic cage actually in a good movie, wha?!?! it’s hit girl for me that makes this one a winner.
Read Tim’s complete 2010 year in movies.
Finally! After 2010′s dismal showing for comedy movies, it looks like 2011 has at least the hope of being a funnier year in film. Following up on the Your Highness trailer is the first teaser trailer for The Hangover Part II, coming out on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.
Without revealing any laughs (that’s better than trailers that give away the best jokes), this trailer suggests that ‘Part II’ has the same mix of silliness and cool that made the first one the funniest movie of 2009.
Ahead of this Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, co-host James Franco is still seeking advice on making the most of his experience. In this video from Funny or Die, writer and director Judd Apatow, who recently hosted the Producers Guild Awards, connects with James via Skype to pitch some jokes and share some insights.