November 11th, 2011

In what world is Kristen Stewart “fairest one of all?” Why the hell would Charlize Theron be worried about K-Stew being prettier than her… yah, not buying this flick. The trailer looking cool but it just doesn’t feel right. My prediction… turd.



November 11th, 2011

Peter Jackson, Spielberg and Edgar Wright are such cool ass guys… I hope this is good.

The film closed the AFI Fest in Hollywood last night… and early reviews are a tad mixed. The more core fanboy-ish types seem to being loving it, but a lot of the more grownup/serious reviewer types are saying that the film lacks heart is little more than eye candy. American’s are stupid and like pretty things… I’m thinking this has a shot to do well.


UPDATE: and now Eddie too… CRAZY! Brett Ratner resigns as Oscar producer

November 8th, 2011

UPDATE (11/9):

Looks like Eddie Murphy doesn’t want to do the Oscars with his boy Brett at the helm. He just resigned the spot.

Now… who will take the gig? There’s a campaign on Twitter to get the Muppets to host ( @MuppetOscars )… any other ideas? I’m thinking we need some more little people representation at the big show… I’m throwing Warwick Davis and Peter Dinklage’s names in the hat.

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/hammond-murphy-exit-throws-oscars-into-further-chaos/


After using the word “fag” during promo for Tower Heist and getting a little graphic with details on his sex life on Howard Stern and G4′s Attack of the Show, a big ol’ fat question mark was put on whether or not Brett Ratner would remain the producer of the upcoming Oscar ceremony.

Well, that question has been answered. Brett just resigned his position. People are assuming for the moment that Eddie Murphy will remain as the host of the ceremony, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/brett-ratner-out-as-oscar-producer/#utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

1 WEEKEND, 4 MOVIES (Marilyn, Martha, Skin, Moneyball)

November 7th, 2011

A crap ton of work and a busier than usual life have curbed my normal, psychotic devouring of films as of late. I tried to make up for that a bit this weekend and saw FOUR flicks. Below are my quick ramblings on each of them.



What a delightful movie. From start to finish, I was so completely pulled in to absolutely every aspect of this film. There’s a level of innocence and nostalgic charm and naïve humanity in each of the characters that I haven’t seen since Catch Me if You Can (ABC should take notes… Pan Am has missed BIG TIME in recreating this magic). And holy crap Michelle Williams is wonderful. It would be easy to find an actress to visually recreate Marilyn, but where Michelle really excels is in the presence she commands. The focus of the film is how enamored the world is with Marilyn and Michelle delivers every ounce of that butterfly-inducing, jaw-dropping magnetism that I imagine Marilyn must have had. My only issue with the flick was how quickly everyone decided to spill their most intimate details to the main character, a 23 year old kid on his first job in the film industry. I seriously doubt Sir Laurence Olivier would dig into his feeling of inadequacy to his coffee boy after knowing him for all of a week. That being said, I would have watched this movie again immediately after it finished.




Dug it. Elizabeth Olsen definitely stands on her own… I’m hoping her inevitable Spirit Award win and possible Oscar nomination will be enough ammo to strike any future references to her Full House kin from her record. Olsen reminds me of a younger Maggie Gyllenhaal and oozes the same undertones of sexuality and raw authenticity that you would expect from a Maggie role. As to be expected, John Hawkes also brings it as the leader of the cult Olsen’s character is pulled into. He does some pretty horrific stuff, but I about half way through his performance of the song he wrote for Marcy May (one of Olsen’s names in the film), I was ready to sign on the dotted line and join up. I embedded the song below for your listening enjoyment… hoping that I don’t have to wear the white robe when I join Hawkes’ crew (you’ll get that once you see the movie).




Weird movie with subtitles… I’m in. Don’t read too much about this one going into it. Antonio Banderas plays a surgeon with some traumatic sad stuff in his past. He has figured out a way to replicate a tougher version of human skin that can be used for burn victims and people needing face transplants. He has a girl living in his house/clinic that he uses the skin on. And now I’ll shut up… go see it. It’s worth it. And don’t watch the trailer.



I was a little late in the game on this one… but I’m glad I went. This is a really fun movie. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill work perfectly together and I was reminded how much I can like Jonah Hill if he’s used properly (“Ask Me About My Wiener” from Accepted is a great example). My only complaint on this one is what I’ll call the awkward date ending. I felt like the end went on FOREVER like two high school kids who can’t decide whether to shake hands, hug, or kiss after their night at the Olive Garden.


If you’re reading this because you were a former subscriber to The Dose… I’m not back yet… but I hope to be soon. Stay tuned.

John Cusack to play Edgar Allen Poe!

August 27th, 2010


According to Mr. Cusack himself, he will be playing Edgar Allen Poe in an upcoming flick called The Raven. He doesn’t explicity say that The Raven he will be in is the one James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) has been ramping up for some time now… but it’s a safe assumption.

If it is The Raven we think it is, the flick will be a fictional account of a serial killer in 1850′s Baltimore that uses Poe’s stories as his murder methodology. The killer then taunts Poe to figure out his clues before he kills again.

Cusack is rad. Let’s hope he can go dark enough… and grow some creepy Poe-ish hair… to nail this. He was great in 1408 and Identity… I have faith I suppose. THANK GOD it’s not Johnny Depp.

Is Machete going to spark a huge ass war?

August 27th, 2010

I reported on this back in May when angry white dudes flipped out over the anti-Arizona Cinco de Mayo trailer for the film, but the thought that Robert Rodriguez’s Machete will inflame the powderkeg of tension surrounding immigration in the US is continuing… so I thought I’d revisit it with a link to Hollywood Reporter’s article from today:


Not quite as extreme as the angry white dudes in May, but it’s still an interesting topic to think about.

Toy Story 3 crossing $1 billion today!

August 27th, 2010

It is expected that the best damn movie of this year, Toy Story 3, will cross the $1 billion worldwide gross mark some time today. That will make TS3 the #7 worldwide grosser of all time and will make Disney the only studio to have 2 films hit the $1 billion milestone in 1 year (Alice did it earlier this year…yuck).

Awesome Let the Right One In poster & the reboot’s new trailer

August 27th, 2010

The most excellent graphic artist, Tyler Stout, has debuted a poster he made for the most excellent film, Let the Right One In. To be clear, this is for the original flick that came out a couple years ago… not the new one starring Hit Girl that will hit theatres later this year.


While we’re on the subject of the Hit Girl reboot of this wonderful film, here’s the new trailer for the film that I believe premiered in front of Pirahna 3D… definitely worth a watch… the trailer that is… not Piranha 3D… but Piranha 3D is kinda cool… if you like pulpy remains of chewed off body parts and LOTS of nudity.

Mission Impossible turning into a quasi reboot?

August 27th, 2010


Yesterday news hit the web suggesting that Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner would be sharing lead billing on the 4th installment of Mission Impossible:4.

Now it looks like that might only be partially true. According to smart web writer people, Renner WILL star alongside the couch jumper in the flick BUT the film won’t be called Mission Impossible: 4. Instead, Paramount is looking to use the film as a sort of reboot for the franchise and will do what we all assumed they were doing with Shia LeBeouf in Indiana Jones and the Stupid Glass Aliens… passing the torch to the younger guy for a new set of installments.

Renner will reportedly share equal screen time in this Mission Impossible flick with Tom Cruise, but in future installments Renner would take top billing and Cruise would slip into more of a mentor capacity.

The title for the new film will likely follow the path of the Batman series and use a title completely unrelated to previous naming conventions (i.e. The Dark Knight).

I feel like this whole Renner Fever following The Hurt Locker is a little ridiculous. He wasn’t THAT great in that movie… calm the hell down Hollywood.

Inception by Pixar

July 30th, 2010

Wow, this makes me actually kinda like Up now

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