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not screening for critics: the 2009 list — latest: ‘Armored,’ ‘Transylmania’

UPDATED 11.30: Just cuz it’s awards season doesn’t mean there isn’t crap to be found… UPDATED 10.16: When will someone make a horror movie that can stand up to the critics? UPDATED 9.21: Another horror movie, not screening for critics… UPDATED 9.09: Two more not-at-all surprising additions to the list… UPDATED 8.21: Shocking news! End-of-August … more…

how to put butts in multiplex seats

The box office has been going so gangbusters lately that it hardly seems necessary, but some multiplexes have been thinking long and hard about how to get more butts into their seats. As The Hollywood Reporter reported recently, the Carmike Cinemas chain is tryinng to draw more attendees on what is traditionally slow night: The … more…

trailer break: ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Remember when our hero Joel Robinson riffed off an old SNL “commercial,” cracking about how the really bad movie he and the bots were watching was “a dessert topping and a floor wax”? I wish Joel were still around to crack wise at Tyler Perry movies… … more…