Mirror Mirror has one of the best.
Can Armie's jacket beat all the rest?
By in large, women in the 21st century have more opportunities to wear fancy and elaborate clothing than men have. But this year plenty of men in fancy outerwear were featured at the cineplex, and we decided to see which coat was best and create the Reelzie Award for Best Fancy Coat on a Male Actor. see the nominees and vote for your favorite >> Posted 12.27.12 by Mandy
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
Rate the Top 10 Movies to Be Thankful for This Year >>
Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
When it was released in May, director Tim Burton's adaptation of Dark Shadows didn't have a chance at the box office due to the juggernaut that was The Avengers. Mixed reviews didn't help, nor did the expectations that come with a Burton-Johnny Depp movie. The eighth collaboration between the director and actor, Dark Shadows struggled to connect with fans of the late 1960s-early 70s soap opera who didn't appreciate the joke-y tone of movie, nor did it please Burton's ardent fans, who have, understandably or not, grown disenchanted with some of the director's recent output. reelz: for movie recommendations
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer for Dark Shadows >> Posted 10.02.12 by Ryan
For the most part, the days of the classic monster movie are over. Modern moviegoing audiences are simply too sophisticated to quake at the sight of a shambling, dusty old mummy or a be-caped vampire with a distinctive widow's peak and a propensity for pronouncing his w's as v's. The werewolves, vampires, ghosts and zombies ("Frankensteins") of yesteryear still have enormous appeal, but more often as the subjects of parodies or comedies than of horror movies.
The latest movie to use classic monsters for laughs is acclaimed animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania, which revolves around a secret hotel run by Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) that caters to monsters who want a little getaway from torch-waving humans. Described by Tartakovsky as a "silly" movie — "Not every movie has to be a Pixar movie. If someone wants to make something like Dumb and Dumber, why can’t we?" — Hotel Transylvania goes straight for laughs, but monster comedies run the entire gamut from child-friendly cheese to really scary-with-a-smidge-of-comic relief. Help us make some sense of these horror-comedy hybrids by rating the Top 10 Monster Movie Comedies.
Rate the Top 10 Monster Movie Comedies >> Posted 09.29.12 by BrentJS
We laughed (at how bad the movie was), we cried (because we didn't see a different movie), we kissed eight bucks (or ten or twelve or sixteen, depending upon the format) good-bye!
Stale jokes, missing plots, phone-in performances...too often this summer movie season, we found ourselves scratching our heads in wonder at how actors and directors we have come to respect could have strayed so far off course. We probably should have gone back to the box office and demanded a refund for some of the stinkers we endured this summer. If you feel the same way, vent your frustration by helping us rate the Top 10 Worst Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Worst Movies >> Posted 09.27.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Avengers ||$55M ||$457M ||Not even Battleship could stand in the way of Avengers dominating the box office for the third weekend in a row; now the sixth-biggest movie of all time domestically |
|Battleship ||$25.3M ||$25.3M ||A disastrous opening for this $200M+ movie; as big of a bomb as John Carter, which also starred Taylor Kitsch |
|The Dictator ||$17.4M ||$24.5M ||Did better than most expected (opened on Wednesday), but failed to match the debuts of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat and Bruno |
|Dark Shadows ||$12.8M ||$50.9M ||Dropped a massive 57% in its second weekend, proving not everything Johnny Depp and Tim Burton touch turns to gold |
|What to Expect When You're Expecting ||$10.5M ||$10.5M ||Despite its A-list ensemble, failed to deliver strong numbers |
Posted 05.21.12 by Chris
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Avengers ||$103.1M ||$373.2M ||Broke even more records, including biggest second weekend ever; overseas the superhero pic crossed the $1B mark |
|Dark Shadows ||$28.8M ||$28.8M ||Tim Burton–Johnny Depp collaboration was nearly dead on arrive; unlikely to even gross $100M |
|Think Like a Man ||$6.3M ||$81.9M ||Rom-com still performing strongly after four weeks |
|The Hunger Games ||$4.4M ||$386.9M ||Still the biggest hit of 2012... until Avengers claims that title in a matter of days |
|The Lucky One ||$5.4M ||$18.6M ||Audiences still keeping this Zac Efron romance in the top 5 even after 4 weeks |
Posted 05.13.12 by Chris
With Dark Shadows arriving in theaters today, fans will finally get a chance to see Johnny Depp's take on the vampire craze that's sweeping through TV and movies. During the movie's press conference, Depp revealed that Dark Shadows is "a kind of rebellion against vampires that look like, you know, underwear models," so it's a solid guess that Depp wasn't watching DVDs of The Vampire Diaries for inspiration. In fact, Depp also revealed that his performance as the 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins was mostly based on Jonathan Frid's portrayal of the character from the Dark Shadows soap opera that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971.
more from depp and watch the two TV spots >> Posted 05.11.12 by Ryan
Approaching Barnabas, even in the early days of trying to explore the possibilities of the character, no matter where you went in your head, if you tried to veer away from the original Jonathan Frid character, it was apparent to both Tim [Burton] and myself that it had to be rooted in Jonathan Frid's character of Barnabas. It just had to be. It was so classic and the sort of classic monster, you know like Fangoria magazine and that sort of thing. In terms of that, Jonathan did have, when he was playing Barnabas, there was a kind of rigidity to him, kind of that pole up the back, an elegance that was always there.
Director Tim Burton's upcoming Dark Shadows won't be the first TV series to move to the big screen, but it is one of the few to boast more than 1,200 episodes. Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was tasked with turning the TV show's many characters, plot twists, and tone into a single script. During the Dark Shadows press conference over the weekend, Grahame-Smith admitted that he hadn't exactly pored over every single minute of the show. "You can't sit down and watch 1250-some-odd episodes," said Grahame-Smith before Burton interrupted: "Without wanting to kill yourself." Luckily, for Grahame-Smith, he had some help.
more from Grahame-smith and Burton talks sequel >> Posted 05.09.12 by Ryan
When I came into it, there had been materials that were given to me, DVDs of compilations that actual Dark Shadows experts had put together, like, these are the seminal moments. I was given book of characters and plot lines and just studied them. And then, I remember we had our first meeting — Tim and Johnny [Depp] and I — [and] just sat around a table and started talking about the things that they loved about the show and talking about moments that would be fun to explore.
Much has been made of the fact that the upcoming adaptation of Dark Shadows will be the eighth collaboration between actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton, but the movie is also the second teaming of Burton and actress Michelle Pfeiffer. It's been 20 years since the pair worked together on 1992's Batman Returns, but her role as family matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard was a dream come true for the actress, a "diehard follower" of the original, late 1960s-early 70s Gothic soap opera that is the basis of the movie.
I was obsessed. It was the first vampire show ever on television. My mother probably assumed, given that it was on in the afternoon, it was safe for me to be watching, but I always felt like I was somehow breaking the rules because it was quite terrifying and sexy, too, especially for that time.
At the Dark Shadows press conference over the weekend, Pfeiffer revealed that it wasn't Burton that sought her for the movie. Rather, she called Burton and begged for a role. more from pfeiffer and burton >> Posted 05.08.12 by Ryan