Not all superpowers are created equal.
When it comes to super powers, most people would probably want to be able to fly or become invisible or maybe teleport from place to place, but there are some other superpowers that are less desirable. In 2012 there was no shortage of those less popular superpowers on display at movie theaters nationwide. We have nominated the top five kooky superpowers from this year's movies to compete for the Best Quirky Super Power Reelzie Award. Vote for your favorite >> Posted 12.29.12 by Mandy
Because those cute little dogs already get plenty of awards-season recognition.
From vicious and violent to cute and raunchy, there have been many notable animal characters in the past year. But since this is the Reelzies, the category has to be more specific than just Best Movie Animal, so instead we present the Reelzie nominees for Best Lion, Tiger, and/or Bear in a 2012 Movie. Vote for your favorite big-screen critter >> Posted 12.24.12 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
If someone were to only see a poster or two and some of the TV spots for this year's surprise hit comedy Ted, they might think it was a cute, family-friendly movie. With the movie centered around a cuddly, giant teddy bear, it's only a little surprising that reports have popped up that parents have taken their kids to the movie, and not notice the R-rating on the flick. The creator, stars, and fans of the movie all assure us that this one isn't for the elementary school set.
Though director and creator Seth MacFarlane claims it's more of a "soft-R" comedy as opposed to a "hard-R," he does not even try to contend that the raunchy flick doesn't deserve the rating. The movie is certainly "not for the young." Mark Wahlberg, who stars in the movie, says that he had to explain to his kids that even though this was a flick about him and a teddy bear, it was yet another movie of his that they couldn't see because "the teddy bear has a potty mouth." watch the Hollywood Dailies clip >> Posted 08.03.12 by Mandy
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Ted ||$54.1M ||$54.1M ||Seth MacFarlane's first movie scored one of the best R-rated comedy debuts ever |
|Magic Mike ||$39.2M ||$39.2M ||Channing Tatum's third hit of the year; unsurprisingly the movie's audience was 73% female |
|Brave ||$34M ||$131.7M ||Outpacing last year's Cars 2 |
|Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection ||$26.4M ||$26.4M ||Lower than Tyler Perry's recent entries but still finishes the weekend as a hit |
|Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ||$11.8M ||$180M ||On its way to becoming the franchise's highest-grossing entry |
Posted 07.01.12 by Chris
Seth MacFarlane has frequently lampooned the state of Massachusetts and its denizens on his two-time Emmy-winning animated series Family Guy, but rarely as mercilessly as in the latest preview clip from his feature-length directorial debut, Ted. The movie centers around John (Mark Wahlberg), a man desperately trying to grow up and cut the cord from his childhood friend, a crass partier named Ted (voiced by MacFarlane), who just so happens to be a living teddy bear. The latest preview clip perfectly demonstrates how Ted can be a fun watch the new clip (Boston girls beware!) >> Posted 06.23.12 by BrentJS
guy teddy to be around, as long as you're not a Boston girl or someone who dates one.
Like many children with active imaginations, young John Bennett (Bretton Manley) wished that his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Ted, would come to life. However, unlike the vast majority of children's wishes that go unanswered, John's wish actually came true and Ted became a walking, talking teddy bear and life-long friend.
If you think it sounds awesome, wait until you see the new preview clips from Ted, the feature-length directorial debut for Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who also voices Ted. Rude, foul-mouthed, and with an appetite for alcohol and prostitutes, Ted has become a destructive influence on adult John (Mark Wahlberg), who needs to cut the cord if he is going to mature and pursue a meaningful relationship with his girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). watch the preview clips >> Posted 06.18.12 by BrentJS
Last month, Paramount Pictures released the second full-length trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation in a promotional campaign that seemed poised to take advantage of its June 29 release date. The weekend seemed a good fit for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra sequel, with its competition being male stripper comedy Magic Mike, dramedy People Like Us, and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection.
However, with only five weeks left before Retaliation was to reach theaters, Paramount decided to delay the sequel — and here's the curious part — nine months. It's now set to open on March 29, 2013 instead. The sudden move would seem to raise a red flag, but the studio insists the delay is so the movie can be converted to 3-D.
"It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience," said Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner in a statement. more about Retaliation; Ted moves up >> Posted 05.24.12 by Ryan
As R-rated comedies become more prevalent, so too does the red band trailer, often released first so audiences know why the movie was rated R in the first place. Such is the case with Ted, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut, which recently received a red band trailer. In Ted's case, the red band trailer highlighted the foul-mouthed nature of the title character, a walking, talking teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane) that is the life-long best friend of Mark Wahlberg. Naturally, a more work-appropriate, green band trailer has followed.
Ironically, it's the green band trailer that's the funnier of the two, perhaps because it does a better job of introducing the character of Ted and his history and isn't solely focused on proving how hilarious it is when a teddy bear curses, smokes pot or acts inappropriately. The latest trailer shows all that too but gives more context of the relationship between Ted and his human companion John (Wahlberg). The one problem with Ted's green band trailer is that it may show a little too much of where the movie is going, though, when it comes to Hollywood, there's usually only one way a story about "a guy who never grew up" will resolve itself. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.05.12 by Ryan
There something awfully familiar about the debut trailer for Ted, especially for fans of the Fox animated sitcom Family Guy. Perhaps it's the random jokes that surround the loose plot of a Boston man (Mark Wahlberg) who can't quite grow up despite falling in love with his dream girl (Mila Kunis). Or, more likely, it's the voice of Wahlberg's walking, talking teddy bear Ted, which sounds eerily similar to Family Guy's patriarch Peter Griffin. Of course, that's because Ted is voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who also co-wrote and directed the movie.
Ted seems almost directly targeted to Family Guy fans, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your appreciation of the show. There is one important distinction, however. The debut trailer is decidedly red band and, therefore, very NSFW, which could be MacFarlane's way of saying his directorial debut won't simply be Family Guy on the big screen... Or his way of saying "this movie is funny because it has a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear in it." You be the judge, but be warned about the trailer's liberal use of the f-bomb. watch the trailer (at your own risk) >> Posted 04.03.12 by Ryan