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May 7: DVD alternatives to ‘Iron Man 2’

There’s only one story at the multiplexes this weekend: Iron Man 2, officially the most saturated new release ever at North American theaters. The film lands at 4,380 locations today — 14 more than The Dark Knight boasted two years ago — and will be on multiple screens at many of those venues. If you … more…

trailer break: ‘Clash of the Titans’ teaser

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I guess this is cool and all, but why does it feel really familiar? Should I have been getting flashes of The Lord of the Rings from a story set in the ancient world? Maybe I’m just worn out from these kinds of movies. I’ll certainly see … more…

totally quotable! 2008

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2008. I didn’t mean to hold these till the movie year was over — it just sort of happened that way. I’ll return to posting quotes as I hear them for 2009. No ranking — quotes are posted in reverse order of movie release dates, … more…

‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ blogging: “Heavy Metal”

(previous: “The Turk”) Shows like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles have gotta be a producer’s dream, and an actor’s nightmare. Oh, you don’t like the way you’re being treated on the set, Actor Boy? Not getting enough lines? Asking for more money? Well, hey, look: We’ll just strip your Terminator character down to his metal … more…

Mystery Men (review)

I’m happy to report, having now seen the movie that goes with the trailer, that my final disillusionment has been postponed, at least for a little while. Mystery Men is a dream of a summer flick: outrageously funny, unabashedly hip, totally cool, with just a hint of heart beating under a cynicism that’s well beyond skin deep — and I mean that in the best possible way.