Saw 3D: (Thank God It’s) The Final Chapter debuted at #1 this weekend with $22.5 million. Right behind it was Paranormal Activity holding steady with $16.5 million. This is the seventh year in a row to have a movie from the Saw franchise in the top 10 during this weekend. This weekend next year will […]Read More By the Numbers, 10/29-10/31
I just finished watching Kanye West’s 34 minute music video called Runaway. It features nine songs from his upcoming album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” and the video lives up to the title of the album. This is what happens, in a nutshell: a phoenix falls to Earth, becomes Kanye’s girlfriend (or kidnap victim, it’s […]Read More Malick + Bay = …Kanye…?
Home video is an incredible blessing for cinephiles. It allows us to see films as old as Edison’s first tests or any movie from last year. We can sit there, naked, watching Citizen Kane. Or fully clothed watching the Dark Knight. We can put a movie on and promptly ignore it while we check our […]Read More Watching Citizen Kane Naked
These movies are upcoming, and ones that I can’t wait to see. And maybe one or two that I’m confused about how they ever made it into production. Click the titles to go to the trailers. Black Swan — December 1, 2010. You’ve probably seen this trailer. It’s the one where Mila Kunis and Natalie […]Read More Burning Down the Trailer Park
In the summer of 2009, Aziz Ansari, of Parks and Recreations fame, posted this. He’s pissed because he got duped into paying for IMAX when the screen clearly wasn’t IMAX-sized. Then, all of a sudden, everybody made a stink, calling out IMAX, AMC, and Regal for basically robbing customers of a surcharge. Around this same time, […]Read More IMAX is still trying to fuck you in the butt (but at least they’re honest about it)
captain’s edit: Post number 100! Let’s make a cake! This is the end of Jackass, of Wild Boyz, of Viva La Bam. There will be no more piss and shit and blood and sweat for your viewing pleasure. On the bright side, it’s the best sendoff these shows could ever get because there’s a little […]Read More jackass3D!
There is something about these movies that absolutely scares the shit out of me. To wit: I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more likely to cry during a movie than scream. I didn’t scream during the first one, but it was a well metered thriller that kept its high levels of suspense until the […]Read More paranormal activity 2
The first two times I saw this movie, I had a high level of disdain for it (chronicled here and here). But the last dozen times I’ve seen it in toto or in pieces, I’ve come to realize that I was kind of dead wrong on all accounts except for the first half of my […]Read More 9x9x9: The Dark Knight–If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
I was in 3rd grade when this film came out and my mom took me to see it in theaters. It was PG-13, it was Adam Sandler, it seemed acceptable. A few others in my classroom saw it, too, and we were the lucky ones. The upper echelon of cool to third graders. Since then, […]Read More 9x9x9: Billy Madison–you gotta get your ass out there and find that fucking dog.
Turns out I’m going on a sort of vacation tomorrow so instead of just holding off on the last of the 9x9x9, I’m gonna hold off on the last two, then maybe just post them together. Oversaturate and shit. After that, I’ve got a film shoot to attend to. So expect output to drop from […]Read More Poorly Planned Timing.