This new teaser for the upcoming Will Ferrell basketball comedy, Semi-Pro, seeks to find out.
1-800-TROPICS, kiddies. Love us sexy.
Oh, and also, "another squirrel."
Check it out on Funnyordie.com. Posted 10.08.07 by reelz
Despite my plea otherwise, Americans still insisted on seeing the craptacular Heartbreak Kid. And I bet they hated it too. Well, serves 'em right! Heartbreak Kid took in estimated $14 million at the box office this weekend, but thankfully that still wasn't enough to overtake the mediocre The Game Plan for 1st place, which bilked $16 million from Americans.
Soldiers and Video Game Zombies held strong in third and fourth place respectively, while the mysterious Seeker (which Fox was careful not to tell ANYONE about) placed in the 5th position.
Finally, the weekend's other major release newcomer, Feel the Noise, landed in 7th place with $3.4 million. More of a murmur than full-on noise, to be fair.
Chances are, you've looked at a work of modern art at some point in your life and thought the very same thing.
In 2004, the real version of that statement came to life in the form of four year-old painting prodigy Marla Olmstead. Cute as a button, in love with the camera and with a knack for Pollock-esque creations, Marla was selling paintings, selling newspapers and a soon-to-be movie star.
But then, 60 Minutes changed everything. Documentarian Amir Bar-Lev was already midway through his movie on Marla when the show made allegations that perhaps Marla wasn't completing the works all on her own.
The movie My Kid Could Paint That hits theaters today in limited release. It will be expanding across the nation in the coming months. We've got the review, an exclusive interview with the director and a short video clip below. The movie is a great watch and is already generating strong buzz. It's got an 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and has been mentioned as an early candidate for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars. Posted 10.07.07 by reelz
Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton have enjoyed a long and successful partnership over the years, dating all the way back to 1990's Edward Scissorhands. Their latest collaboration, Sweeney Todd, arrives in theaters just before Christmas, and the interweb is all abuzz over the recently-released trailer.
I understand why Burton would want to work with such a talented and versatile actor as Depp, but why does he insist on having Johnny wear Kabuki makeup in all of their films? Check out the evidence and see for yourself:
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Ed Wood (1994)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Kabuki (c. 16th Century)
Posted 10.06.07 by reelz
Babysitting? Agoraphobic? Under house arrest? Whatever the case, if tonight finds you stuck at home, there are plenty of movie options to choose from:
On Starz, watch Denzel travel through time in the action flick Deja Vu.
On HBO, Leo dons a South African accent and battles gem smugglers in Blood Diamond.
On Cinemax, Arrested Development's Will Arnett heads to the slammer in the comedy Let's Go to Prison.
On Pay-Per-View, the trippy Halle Berry murder mystery Perfect Stranger makes its debut.
Every week Leonard Maltin picks his best and brightest hidden gems from the world of movies for your viewing pleasure. Here are this week's picks from this week's episode of his TV show Secret's Out:
Eastern Promises - Now in Theaters
My Kid Could Paint That - Now in Theaters
A History of Violence - Playing on HBO
Factotum - Playing on the Movie Channel and Showtime
Jindabyne - On DVD
Away From Her - On DVD
Posted 10.05.07 by reelz
Hot on the heels of the record-breaking release of Halo 3 comes bad news for the long-gestating Halo movie. Neill Blomkamp, the relative unknown tapped to helm the videogame adaptation, recently told Creativity Online that "The film is entirely dead. In the configuration it was in. Whatever happens with that movie, assuming that movie gets made, will be a totally different configuration. It's not so much me as the entire vessel sank. Basically, it was a combination of; there were two studios involved that weren't getting along in the process of making it, Universal and Fox."
Blomkamp went on to say that he was aiming for "the most brutal, real version of science fiction in a war environment that you've seen in a while," which gave the studios pause.
I hate to say it, but I think we dodged a bullet here. Given horrendous reputation enjoyed by videogame adaptations, the odds against a Halo movie being anything but crappy were overwhelming.
Hmmmmm...perhaps the folks at Fox and Uni caught a glimpse of my recent article, Five Reasons a Halo Movie Will Suck, and came to their senses. Good on them.
Source: Creativity Online via Joblo.com. Posted 10.05.07 by reelz
UK-based website TheShiznit.co.uk has a pretty amusing list they put together on the "Top Twenty Crazy Bastards" from movies. It features YouTube footage from the movies in each case (probably copyright infringement, but hey, we didn't do it) to make the proper case in point.
Ranking at the top is Jack Nicholson (who shows up a few times) as Jack Torrance in The Shining. I'd have to agree there, although the fact that DeNiro's Travis Bickel from Taxi Driver doesn't show up on the list has to raise a few eyebrows. Posted 10.05.07 by reelz