cinematic roots of: ‘Life as We Know It’

In Life as We Know It, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel can’t stand each other, but agree to raise the orphaned child of their friends anyway, because an environment of seething resentment and hatred is hardly different from what other kids grow up in. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

Nine (review)

Actual Italian movies too inscrutable for ya? Don’t like reading subtitles? Hate that stodgy, old-fashioned black-and-white cinematography? Never fear! You can now have the flavor of Italian cinema without any of the fuss or mess! Just try *Nine* for that authentic faux cinema Italiano experience.

trailer break: ‘Nine’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I’ve seen this film twice now, and I am bursting to say all sorts of stuff about it, and I am forbidden from doing so under pain of death from The Weinstein Company. (Obviously, some other critics were either not threatened with torture, or figured they’d call … more…

dream cast: hypothetical ‘Watchmen’ movie

It’s Thursday, and we’re gonna have some extra fun with Dream Cast this week. We’re gonna cast the classic graphic novel Watchmen… as if schlock producer Joel Silver’s production had actually gotten off the ground instead of the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation that just opened. (If you have a suggestion for an 80s TV show or … more…

Bride Wars (review)

Guys, if you decide to let yourself get dragged along to *Bride Wars* because you think it means you’re gonna get lucky with the chick as a thank-you, and she likes this movie… run like hell from her. She’s poison, and she’ll make your life a misery.