Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Beatles are inarguably the most famous, most influential, and most beloved pop group in history. Radio stations still program “Breakfast with the Beatles” on weekend mornings. A recent trailer designed to get theater patrons to silence their cell phones features “All Together Now.” What other band could chart an album forty years after it broke up? (Sure, maybe the Mills Brothers. Why won’t they call me?)
For the short time they were a recording unit, the Beatles gave us everything they had—more than 250 infectious, beautiful songs that speak to every generation. One would think that they had done enough. Let them be.
The curse of a capitalist society is that art must be commoditized to yield further profit; no stone is left unturned in the name of money and artistic license. The Beatles have been the victims of some of the worst artistic shit storms of the twentieth century. Put on your Hazmat suit; this sewer is deep and fragrant.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
encounter with Mel Gibson, true Chicagoans know he's just a trumped up voiceover actor. What bothers me the most is that he honestly considers himself as a bona fide film critic. Guy thought Inception was too confusing, but LOVED Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! Which is a very weird movie to champion! He even gave The Smurfs a pass. I wouldn't even be all that irked if he just owned his hackiness. Seriously, Dean Richards needs to trip and fall (again), because the last thing we need is another one of these. "It's not that hard being a film cricket" -Dean Richards, most definitely.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Also discussed this episode: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Conan the Barbarian (2011), Fright Night (2011)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
by Patrick Bromley
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
by Patrick Bromley
Friday, August 19, 2011
tent pole films have been released, we're getting slammed with snoozers. Dreck. Basura. Shitty movies, is what I'm saying. Stuff like Underworld: Awakening (release date: May 18, 2012) and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (release date: Nov. 4, 2011), which is pretty typical for late summer/early fall (right before "Awards Season" [tm]). HOWEVER, at least Underworld and Harold & Kumar know exactly what they are -- very specific types of movies (i.e., lame) made for very specific types of people (i.e., not me). Two of the three movies after the jump are just plain bad (though the last one looks awesome). Well, "bad" might be the wrong word. Boring? Misguided? Superfluous? You tell me.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Writing a teen movie is hard work. Just kidding! No it isn't. But naming them sure is hard. You have to stand in front of all your CDs (or albums if you're John Hughes, R.I.P.) and pick a song that maybe has something/nothing to do with your movie, but that can be played during the end credits so that there's at least one good thing in your movie. WHEW! I'm tired. Let's get down to it.
Friday, August 12, 2011
What an asshole! Also, guys, I'm worried about Buzz Aldrin. Michael Bay must have medicine that Mr. Aldrin desperately needs, because, otherwise, HUH?!?! Guess you could say I was sucked in by shots of Chicago in the trailer. NEVER AGAIN! For a much better analysis of the movie, please read Patrick's review. Smart guy, Patrick.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I think I liked (500) Days of Summer better the first time I saw it, when it was called (Every) Other Romantic Comedy Ever Made.
Monday, August 1, 2011
by Mike Pomaro