Ghost Rider 2 is a Go, Three Other Ill-Advised Marvel Reboots On The Way

24 09 2009

Ghost Rider - Fantastic Four - Silver Surfer - Daredevil

Is there a psychological condition out there in which the patient presents the need to throw all of their belongings, including the crap they find in their garage, on to big silver screens? If not, I’m giving it a name now: Marvel Disorder. Many of you might say that outside studios are the real enemy here (as Marvel Studios has yet to make a bad film), but Marvel sold the rights to some of our favorite characters and they should have known better. Now, it looks as though Columbia and Fox will be reaching into the well of comic-book disasters to disappoint us again, with the former digging up Ghost Rider and the latter bringing back The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and creating a spin-off for The Silver Surfer.

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Weekend Review: Extract

8 09 2009


To put it simply, Extract is a movie about dumb people. This is not an attempt to insult the film or even its characters. It is simply what Mike Judge knows. Beavis and Butthead was about two dumb teenagers who watch entirely too much television. King of the Hill is about a neighborhood of dumb Texans just trying to live a working life. Office Space is about dumb computer programmers who are bored. Idiocracy is about future dumb people. And in that same vain, Extract is a movie about dumb people who work at a company that produces flavor extracts. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekend Preview: Three Days of Meh

4 09 2009

The weird movie month that is September has begun and I wish I could say that I was excited, but when you have a summer blockbuster afterthought and two lukewarm comedies to start it all off, it is a bit challenging. Have a fun Labor Day weekend and we will see you back in full force on Tuesday.

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Viral: Film Forum with Beavis and Butthead

2 09 2009

In anticipation of Mike Judge’s (Office Space) newest film Extract starring Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis (she’s everywhere) this weekend, two old friends come back to talk about the movie. Spoiler warning for anyone who hasn’t seen recent clips and interviews. Really who’s going to pass up more Beavis and Butthead?

Wow do I feel old… remember when MTV was good? Video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeremy Renner To Bring Back Mad Max?

3 08 2009

Jeremy Renner, fresh off of his star making performance in The Hurt Locker, in an interview with his hometown newspaper The Modesto Bee said that the next project he is trying to jump on board is the long promised sequel in the Mad Max series.  The fourth edition in the series has been in development for at least half of the decade, but Renner’s comment seems to suggest that the George Miller helmed project is finally moving forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Jon Hamm is Coming to ‘Town’

29 07 2009

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will be joining Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall in The Town due in 2010 as detailed by The Hollywood Reporter. Affleck, coming off of 2007’s Gone Baby Gone, will also direct the romance-crime drama which is adapted from the Chuck Hogan novel Prince of Thieves. Read the rest of this entry »