If you're not int the mood to head out to the theaters tonight you can always check out the premiere of Idiocracy on Cinemax. Our own Jeff Otto gave it an 8 in his review.
Also playing tonight is X-Men: The Last Stand on HBO or The Queen on Starz.
Posted 09.01.07 by reelz
G.I. Joe has a screenwriter, which may beg the question, does this movie really need a script? I know I staged some pretty kick-a** epic battles in my room
yesterday when I was a kid and I didn't need no stinkin' script.
Anyway, Hollywood Reporter announced that Stuart Beattie (Collateral, 30 Days of Night) will now pen the script for the upcoming action flick based on the popular Hasbro toy line. He joins director Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing, The Scorpion King). No cast is announced as of yet, but the movie is planned for a summer 2009 release.
All I can say to Beattie is, you better make Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow cool or I will hunt you down with my army of plastic Hasbro figures. Yeah, that's right. Posted 09.01.07 by reelz
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 his TV show Secret's Out:
My Best Friend - Now in Theaters
Sacco and Vanzetti - On DVD
The Weather Man - Now on The Movie Channel / DVD
Red Road - On DVD
The Motorcycle Diaries - Now on Sundance Channel / DVD
Scoop - Now on HBO / Cinemax
Year of the Dog - Now on DVD
Air Guitar Nation - Now on DVD
Posted 08.31.07 by reelz
Movie lovers looking to hit the Cineplex this weekend should proceed with caution, as a trio of mediocre flicks arrive in theaters: one unfunny comedy (Balls of Fury) and two unintentionally funny non-comedies (Halloween and Death Sentence). Pick your poison.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"Zombie’s direction and storytelling are extremely uneven...an utterly pointless endeavor." [Full Review]
Balls of Fury
"All of the funniest moments were in the trailier -- and the trailer wasn't funny." [Full Review]
"Grows progressively more ridiculous with each successive scene...the funniest unintentional comedy of the year!" [Full Review]
Also opening this weekend: Ladron que Roba a Ladron, The Nines, Self-Medicated. Posted 08.31.07 by reelz
The 34th Telluride Film Festival kicks off today with the world premiere of I'm Not There, Todd Haynes' star-studded tribute to Bob Dylan. The quirky biopic features Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Julianne Moore and other heavyweights providing their own impersonations of the scruffy, often incomprehensible folk legend.
Other films on the fest's slate include Oscar contenders Into the Wild, Margot at the Wedding and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Telluride will also be paying tribute to ReelzChannel's own Leonard Maltin. The legendary critic and Secret's Out host will be presented the Medallion Award, honoring "passionate heroes of cinema." Congrats Leonard!
Click here for more info on the 34th Annual Telluride Film Festival. Posted 08.31.07 by reelz
We just discovered that our friend Greg Ellwood who writes the Hollywood Hitlist for MSN has come up with his own list of Oscar predictions.
Knowing Greg, we think his crystal ball might just be on the money. Check out his 10 Oscar Answers in August list here.
Want to know what we think the best movies of 2007 so far are? Click here.
Well then let this handy
rant guide steer you clear of the dog days of summer. The movies at your local theater may suck, but the better choices are out there. You just have to look a little harder for them.
Don't let Mr. Bean take you for a ride! That's a Death Sentence. Halloween doesn't come in August. Your brother Jim is funnier than the Brothers Solomon. The only Fury you'll feel from these Balls is the one brought on by your lighter wallet. The Invasion came and no one noticed. It's less of a War and more of a snore.
Bring on the Dog Days of the movie season! Posted 08.30.07 by reelz
Variety is reporting that Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. are negotiating to co-star in a romantic comedy called Chilled in Miami, about a Miami businesswoman who gets transferred to rural Minnesota.
Our prediction of the Chilled storyline: Renee is a high-powered Miami suit who finds out she has to move to East Bufu, MN. This will of course be during the winter, so we can contrast the hot, fun, glamorous, Latin-flavored Miami with the cold, snowy, 'conservative' Minnesota prairie (note: Minnesota is actually a blue state, but it won't be in this movie).
She gets there and she is not pleased. She is surrounded by wild-rice-chewing farm rubes. She won't have any cold-weather wear, which will be fodder for jokes.
Her neighbor/mailman/other device to bring him repeatedly into her life is Harry Connick Jr., and although she is initially snooty to him, she soon realizes he spends his long winter nights pumping up his pecs in his home gym/playing the piano and love blossoms--probably during a snowstorm.
She realizes Minnesota isn't so bad after all, changes her name to Swenson, learns how to trap moose, and lives happily ever after.
You know we're right. Posted 08.30.07 by reelz