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Bazooka Joe Adaptation gets Greenlit… May 25, 2009

Filed under: movies,News,Opinion — andthismakesaheartbeat @ 5:47 pm
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what? Has a comic strip movie ever sounded like a good idea? Better yet a painfully unfunny comic strip you get for free from a piece of bubble gum? Seriously how can they make a movie out of this?

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Please, for the love of God scrap this.

Source: Some whiny page about how Bazooka Joe hates Women and Gypsies

 

Box Office Results May 22-24: That Movie About Museum Attractions Coming to Life Again Leads Busy Weekend May 24, 2009

3191552667_f5386631641. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (53.5 Mil) – So the number one movie this Memorial Day Weekend is Ben Stiller working at some museum and having crazy mishaps and adventures with attractions that come to life… again. Yeah it’s a crummy sequel but the kids like it… and when Fox senses a sequel opportunity, they grab it without even thinking.            

2. Terminator Salvation (43 Mil) – Plus the money made Thursday, TS made 56.4 Mil. Overall, this is kind of disappointing, considering the amount of hype surrounding this film. Critics haven’t enjoyed it too much either. I have yet to see it and I usually don’t refer to “professional reviews” when it comes to my own opinion but I’ve got a sinking feeling this is going to be one of the bigger disappointments of 2009.

3. Star Trek (21.9 Mil) – Damn. Star Trek is hanging in there and making money. Lots of money. Guess it pays to make a rewarding, smart yet faithful re-imagination of a franchise. Oh yeah and it’s living proof that Paramount knows how to market and care for their blockbusters (If I had a nickel for every time I’ve seen those  Burger King Star Trek Cup Commercials…)                                                                                                                                                                                                            

4. Angels and Demons (21 Mil) – Making respectable business. Though it’s going to make considerably less than its predecessor, which is a serious bummer since this is a HUGE improvement over the mediocre Davinci Code. This is probably cause I haven’t read the book Angels and Demons so I have less bias on it but the pacing is better and the acting/dialog is less awkward. Not to mention, the ending rocks. It has one of the most BA deaths ever and a pretty good twist. I can’t say if it’s a faithful adaptation or not but I can say this: it’s pretty solid entertainment.                                                              

5. Dance Flick (11.1 Mil) – Not surprised. After America was infected with the Friedberg/Seltzer cinematic abortions, (Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie) saying we’re tired of “spoofs” is an understatement. That being said, this is the Waynes Brothers who made the two good Scary Movies. Also based on the trailers and TV spots, it looks funnier previous spoof disasters. But they’re still plenty of cliches (“fat dude joke”, “painfully obscure and irrelevant reference to Ray”) that make this not worth our 10 bucks… or the embarrassment of saying “I saw Dance Flick this weekend”. 

 

Most Anticipated Films of the Summer May 6, 2009

Filed under: Opinion — andthismakesaheartbeat @ 4:03 am
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With Wolverine premiering last friday, it’s safe to say that the summer season for movies has officially begun. And with everybody gathering their certain picks for what they can’t wait to see (Terminator Salvation, Transformers 2, Harry Potter etc.), I’ve made my own compilation.

NOTE: I currently finished a 50 page script for one of my classes so I’m sick to death of typing. Therefore, I’ll only explain each choice in pseudo-mathematical form. Why? Cause I’m too lazy to right full sentences now.

 

So without further ado.

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J.J. Abrams + Simon Pegg + Complete Reboot of a franchise + rumor of Cloverfield 2 trailer 

 

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Pixar + Not Cars + Gorgeous Animation + This talking dog…

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Sasha Baron Cohen + homosexual character from Ali G + mainstream America + controversy

 

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Judd Apatow + More Dramatic Storyline + Seth Rogan

 

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Viral Marketing + Peter Jackson + Documentary Style + Aliens + Social Commentary

 

 

New Ugly Truth Trailer Released… still looks horrible May 4, 2009

Filed under: Opinion,trailer — andthismakesaheartbeat @ 7:16 pm
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3446325584_1ecb89335eTrailer for the pseudo-raunchy rom com. Basically this film looks like a shuttle for Katherine Heigl to respond against the horrible sexism in Knocked Up (I Was Playing Such A Bitch). And how does she battle gender discrimination in Hollywood movies. By starring alongside Gerald Butler, as a stereotypical womanizer who helps Heigl’s her love life by telling her what men REALLY want from relationships. In all honesty, this movie could have some serious potential if it doesn’t completely rely on the urban myth that men only care about sex and seduction. I guess Heigl only cares about sexism when it’s against women. ANYWAY… here’s the trailer.

 

PS- The use of an overplayed Flo Rida song truly is the icing on the cake.