Friday, May 22, 2015
1982’s Poltergeist is one of those movies that scared the hell out of you when you’re a kid. Maybe you’ve watched it a bunch of times since then, maybe you only have lingering memories of being traumatized by that little blond girl saying, “They’re heeerrree.” Regardless of your feelings, it’s the latest on chopping block to get the remake treatment, and as is so often the case in these situations, the first question that springs to mind is, why? And in this case, that’s an especially necessary question to ask.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
As much a I love dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and otherwise bleak science fiction—that’s kind of my jam if you missed my giddy excitement for Mad Max: Fury Road—the darkness and weight can get overwhelming from time to time. So I certainly understand where director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof are coming from with Tomorrowland, trying to provide a more hopeful vision of the future. Unfortunately, I wish they’d stayed where they were instead of developing this smarmy, too-proud-of-itself movie.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
If you’ve been paying attention recently, you know we’re in the process of getting stupidly pumped for Dude Bro Party Massacre 3, which looks…well stupidly awesome and ridiculous. The send up of cheapo ‘80s slasher films just dropped another gory, absurdity filled trailer for your perusal. Check it out after the jump.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
When it was released last summer, The Maze Runner was a surprise to many. Not only was it a hit, bigger than the much more expensive, much crappier Divergent, but it was actually good. (I read James Dashner’s dystopian young adult novel and remember not enjoying it, but thinking it would make a decent movie. And then it did, I’m like Nostradamus.) Profitable as it was, everyone wants a YA sci-fi franchise, and as such, the sequel, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, hits later this year and just dropped a new trailer. Check it out below.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Anna Kendrick is awesome. If you watch either of the Pitch Perfect movies (FYI, Pitch Perfect 2, which opened this weekend, is delightful), you know how wonderful she is. If you still need a reminder, check out this video where Kendrick replaces Harrison Ford in a key scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Jean-Claude Van Damme may not be quite the movie star he once was, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get up to his old tricks now and again. And if you’ve ever wanted to see him beat the shit of a bunch of nameless goons with a Bible, check out this clip from his latest, Pound of Flesh. Take a look after the jump.