Sure, the Wizard of Oz tells us there's no place like home. But as any movie that exists outside a complete fantasy world is quick to remind: When home means dealing with your family, sometimes you'd be a lot happier if you stayed away. Then again, it could be a lot worse. However bad your own family, it's almost certain you'd have a worse time traveling across the country to sip eggnog and open presents with any of these clans — all, admittedly, great fun to watch in a theater.
see Movie Families You Wouldn't Want to Spend the Holidays With >> Posted 12.24.12 by reelz
We love movies and we especially love movies with great ensemble casts. There's nothing better than seeing our favorite actors and actresses sharing screen time with one another, feeding off of each others' performances and upping each others' game. With a decent script and the right director, a great ensemble cast can create cinematic gold.
It's because of our love for movies with great ensemble casts that we are eagerly anticipating writer-director Martin McDonagh's (In Bruges) new black comedy, Seven Psychopaths. The plot is a bit out there, but with a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, we're sure to be treated to some combustible onscreen chemistry. Seven Psychopaths doesn't come out until next week, so help us pass the time until its release by rating the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies >> Posted 10.01.12 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
As Britney Spears heads off for a romantic birthday weekend with beau Jason Trawick, she tweeted a message to anyone who claims Trawick "beat" on her: "Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars, Ya'll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana ass!"
The Natalie Portman–Mila Kunis mouth-on-mouth kiss — pictured in this space yesterday — continues to attract interest as Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky tells MTV News he'd like to see it nomitated for the network's "Best Kiss" award, primarily because he'd like to see it happen again.
Last night James Franco told Jimmy Kimmel he agreed to host the Oscars because it would take the "pressure off," since no one has hosted the Oscars and won an award on the same night. But there's is a first time for everything, and Franco's our pick to win Best Actor.
"The Godfather House" is for sale. The eight-bedroom, three-bathroom Staten Island house used as the Corleone family estate is listed for $2.9M. Anything north of about $2.8M is an offer they probably can't refuse. Posted 12.03.10 by reelz
Turns out director Joe Johnston wasn't satisfied with the same ol' same ol' to explain why Benicio Del Toro is waxing all hairy and toothy in The Wolfman. Nope, no simple stroll-on-the-moors, random-wolf-bite, go-wild-at-moonrise for Toro's Lawrence Talbot. Instead, a family curse has been thrown into the mix, all the better to generate a piquant sense of doom even before Larry manifests an irrepressible urge to howl.
The curse that trips its way through the branches of a family tree is a great means to get to an audience's gut. We are, after all, consigned to what we're handed by our forebears, and whether such inheritances stem from genetics or upbringing, most of us have a vested interest in seeing if a protagonist can escape his/her own destiny. Pushing into the background our own concerns over those pentagram-shaped birthmarks on our hips, we started checking out all the ways that filmmakers have managed to bequeath their characters the gifts that keep on giving (and that rank as a bit more dire than thinning hairlines or thickening bellies).
Here, then, we offer up Family Be Damned: Top 10 Cursed Movie Characters. Warning: You might want to consider DNA screening afterward. Posted 02.12.10 by reelz
The ReelzChannel 100 began when we asked Leonard Maltin for his favorite Hidden Gems of the decade. His list led the web team into a general discussion about the best movies of the decade and — after no small amount of debate, arguing, and (we're not proud to say) some petty name-calling — we decided we'd better bring it to an end with a company-wide vote. Then it was just a matter of tallying up the votes and hoping for the best. Lucky for us, ReelzChannel is filled with a staff ranging from movie lovers to movie fanatics. What turned out isn't what you'll find on a critic's best of list — instead it's what movie fans really enjoyed.
In day two of the ReelzChannel 100, we highlight the 10 best DVDs and Blu-rays from the past decade. Posted 12.22.09 by reelz
It's been 20 years this month since Seinfeld first hit the airwaves, and we still miss seeing our favorite characters in new predicaments. Given the number of movie remakes and sequels Hollywood's been cranking out as of late, it got us to thinking: What movies would we like to see recast with Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, or another member of their motley social circle? Here are 10 movie-reboot ideas we offer up to the remake gods. Posted 07.15.09 by reelz
"Okay, we know Transformers: Return of the Fallen is out," you say, "but what blockbuster is there for me, someone who’s already seen Megan Fox’s rack and isn’t a racist?" Into that breach steps Public Enemies, recounting the pursuit of legendary pirate Willy Wonka Dillinger by noted law-and-order type The Batman. Here are the top 10 gangster movies you should watch to psych yourself up for Johnny Depp rocking out with his Tommy gun. Posted 07.01.09 by reelz
The things you get fired for when you're young are the same things you win awards for when you're old.
Tomorrow, ReelzChannel TV broadcasts the US premiere of the new series Hollywood's Best Film Directors. We're kicking it off with six back-to-back half-hour episodes starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. If you're up early enough, get a sneak peak with an episode of Francis Ford Coppola at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT and again at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT. In it, Coppola recounts the first time he introduced The Godfather to Marlon Brando in a private meeting that involved a tray of deli meats, black shoe polish, boxes of Italian cigars, and a Japanese robe.
In the back-to-back block, directors Chris Columbus, Barry Levinson, Richard Donner, Joel Schumacher, and Rob Reiner divulge their tales of movie making. Tune in and get to hear who said:
No, it's about love, friendship; it's about hope, it ends high, it ends great. Couldn't get anybody to make it. Did it with independent money.
How television became this thing that has moved in and has rearranged everything in terms of how we think.
These two wannabe movie stars meet on a dead set…There's the glamour of Hollywood except the lights are off so it's not quite a movie set, it's a dead set with two people that will never be actors.
It was basically born out of my life experience as a person who was making an utter mess of my dating life.
It's like having sex for the first time, it feels good but you don't know if you're doing it right.
Watch our six back-to-back episodes starting with director Chris Columbus this Saturday, May 2nd, starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And be sure to catch Hollywood's Best Film Directors at its regular time every Thursday night, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT. Posted 05.01.09 by reelz
Fix yourself a cosmo and slip into a pair of ManoloBlahniks, because the Sex and the City movie leads offthis week's crop of new DVD releases. Also arriving on DVD today: Leatherheads,George Clooney's comic look at the early days of professional football; Deception,the blink-and-you-missed-it thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, andMichelle Williams; Friends alum David Schwimmer's directorial debut Run,Fat Boy, Run, starring Simon Pegg; and the horror flick Pathology,featuring the lovely Alyssa Milano.
Our DVD pick of the week is a no-brainer: FrancisFord Coppola's newly-restored Godfather trilogy, available for the first time on sparklingBlu-ray. Buy it today and remember fondly the days when Pacino and De Niro were more thanjust tired self-caricatures. Posted 09.23.08 by reelz
Film Blog Daily Film Dose has put their own twist on AFI's revised Top 100 American Films as released earlier this year. Using their own semi-scientific formula similar to the guidelines applied in AFI's own voting, Daily Dose has determined what they believe to be "The Fanboy 100."
The Godfather takes over the top spot followed by Psycho and Pulp Fiction. Psycho makes a decent jump from 14th to 2nd, while Pulp travels all the way up the list from 94th to 3rd place. Casablanca drops a spot from 3rd to 4th and Citizen Kane drops all the way from the top spot to number 5 in fanboy land.
Check out the full list from Daily Dose right here. Posted 10.12.07 by reelz