Even the most brilliant actors will occasionally make bad movies. Scripts change, budgets shrink, directors quit or get canned. For the most part, audiences realize that movies are a collaborative medium and that a bad movie isn't necessarily the fault of the lead actor. Audiences are far less understanding when a bad movie has an ensemble cast, however: How could so many talented people be so wrong? We recently asked you to rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies; now, we want you to be brutally honest and help us rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Bad Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Bad Movies >> Posted 10.02.12 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
2012 is already more than halfway done and while there's been plenty of highlights at the cinema so far, there has also been quite a few lowlights as well. While there's still plenty of 2012 left before we see if the Mayans were correct or not, ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper has picked out some of the worst movies that have been released so far this year, starting with the worst comedy (worse than A Thousand Words, apparently) before ending with the worst movie of 2012 so far (worse than even One For the Money).
While we don't want to play spoiler, would it be a surprise that Adam Sandler's name is somehow included in the list? Considering Sandler set a record by "winning" both the Worst Actor and Worst Actress at last year's Golden Raspberry Awards, we're don't think it comes as a shock. What is surprising is the amount of Oscar–winning actors appearing in movies included in Roeper's list, including Robert De Niro, Reese Witherspoon, and even Academy Award nominees like Queen Latifah and Sigourney Weaver. Guess nobody's perfect!
Click on the video above and see if you agree with Roeper's picks! Posted 08.13.12 by Ryan
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Dark Knight Rises ||$62.8M ||$287.9M ||Dropped 60% in its second weekend; trailing far behind The Dark Knight and The Avengers but still on track to gross close to $1B worldwide |
|Ice Age: Continental Drift ||$13.3M ||$114.8M ||Beat out the week's two new entries to hold onto second place; crossed the $500M worldwide |
|The Watch ||$13M ||$13M ||This Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn comedy not only opened with bad numbers but with equally bad reviews |
|Step Up Revolution ||$11.8M ||$11.8M ||The lowest opening numbers for this dance pic franchise |
|Ted ||$7.4M ||$193.6M ||Proving to be the summer's only breakout comedy |
Posted 07.30.12 by Chris
This week has already brought a new international trailer for the upcoming comedy The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch), and now the first preview clip is also online via Yahoo!. The Watch follows four guys (Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn) who start a Neighborhood Watch group to help protect their suburban community and end up discovering an aline plot to take over the world.
In this first preview clip, the guys are on a nighttime stakeout in front of a CostCo and quickly learn that one of the biggest issues of a stakeout is having to use the bathroom. No surprise that it's Vaughn's character with the urge and, luckily, a soda can. watch the clip >> Posted 06.22.12 by Ryan
With each consecutive trailer, more is being revealed about what kind of movie the upcoming The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch) is hoping to be. The teaser trailer released in March seemed to set up a comedy about suburban dads playing tough in their Neighborhood watch group, while the subsequent red band and green band trailers revealed that the four guys (Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn) would also encounter a potential alien invasion.
The latest trailer is easily the funniest trailer yet, showing Evan (Stiller) bringing the group together. It also offers more looks at the other members of the group (surprise, Vaughn's character, Bob, is the obnoxiously enthusiastic one). Once the group runs over an alien with Stiller's minivan, the unlikely saviors of the planet have to find a way to stop the invasion. That's when the laughs really begin. watch the trailer and check out the new poster >> Posted 06.21.12 by Ryan
In March, the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy The Watch (back when it was called Neighborhood Watch) was a simple affair, showing Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, and Vince Vaughn driving around their neighborhood in a minivan trying to look like badasses in their matching jackets. The teaser did little to promote the fact that the group would eventually stumble across a possible alien invasion, something that the work-unfriendly red band trailer released earlier this month addressed almost entirely.
Clearly, the alien subplot is a selling point of the movie. The latest, work-friendly trailer for The Watch further explores the alien invasion, even revealing what the aliens look like when Stiller, Hill, and Vaughn fight one in a CostCo and later take pictures with it. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.24.12 by Ryan
20th Century Fox dropped a new red-band trailer for the Ben Stiller comedy Neighborhood Watch but also announced it's renaming the movie to simply The Watch (the change is undoubtedly related to the controversial Trayvon Martin case).
Here's the official synopsis for The Watch:
Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination. watch the red-band trailer >> Posted 05.04.12 by Chris
20th Century Fox has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch, which stars Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, and Vince Vaughn as suburban dads who form a group to protect the neighborhood. While their intent is actually a thinly disguised excuse to hang out together, they inadvertently discover a plot to take over the world. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) wrote the script for the movie.
None of the alien conspiracy is in the teaser, however, which instead shows the three leads and Richard Ayoade rolling through the streets in their mini-van and matching jackets and tackling some of the pressing issues of suburban life. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.01.12 by Ryan
In July, it seemed like Kevin Costner was unstoppable, having lined up high-profile roles in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel and director Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained.
Described as a "Southern" — blending together elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies — Django Unchained follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to reclaim his wife from a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Coster was reportedly playing a "vile and sadistic trainer of slaves," a departure from his usual roles.
But according to a Tweet from Variety writer Justin Kroll, Costner is no longer involved. more on these casting news stories >> Posted 09.16.11 by Ryan