Ben, Rachel, it’s Malick. Just go with it.
Spring Breakers, a splash of Upstream Color, and more.
Growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago, there were two kinds of houses: Tribune houses, and Sun-Times houses. The Tribune families tended to be more erudite, more concerned with the bigger picture. They indulged in the paper’s annoying habit of featuring national or global news on the front page, while news of local interest was buried beneath the fold. If Chicago was ever really a “Second City,” the Tribune was the Second City’s paper, aching to compete with the New York Times. We were a Sun-Times house. We got the thin tabloid tossed on our porch every morning. Unless someone shot the Pope, that front page was Chicago news every damn day. Flip it over and you got sports. Robert Feder covering the local media beat, Richard Roeper columns, Neil Steinberg and Irv Kupcinet, Jim DeRogatis on music and tips & twaddle from Michael Sneed. And of course, Ebert. Roger Ebert film reviews, every Friday in the paper, casually tossed onto newsprint like they were …
Eventually the tabloid fixtures, the celebutantes, the people that are famous for being famous, heck, even the D-list “legitimate” celebrities yearn for real fame, which is to say launder their fame with a role or two in what will likely be very bad movies. Tyler Perry’s Tyler Perry’s Temptation opens this week, by the way, and the cast includes Kim Kardashian. Never trust a big butt and a smile, or most of these films and their hollow celebrity co-stars. Butterfly (1982) Pia Zadora was a child actress on Broadway and in the weirdest movie of all time Santa Claus Conquers the Martians in 1964. Her career stalled until she met a shady businessman three times her age named Meshulam Riklis and married him in 1972. He financed the 1982 film Butterfly, which, apropos of nothing, is a romantic movie about daddy-daughter incest. Riklis may or may not have paid off the ever-sketchy Golden Globes voters who named Zadora Best New Star for Butterfly, which was both box office and critical poison. Riklis definitely funded a …
Dreamworks’ CGI caveman spectacular The Croods comes out on Friday. It’s the first big animated movie of the year, but it’s hardly the first time a bunch of modern(ized) stone-age characters have hit the big screen. Here are 10 more of the best caveman movies in (pre)history. Caveman (1981) Ringo Starr in the role he was born to play: that of a monosyllabic caveman. Co-written and directed by Carl Gottlieb (he wrote The Jerk and played Iron Balls McGinty), it’s a pretty funny story of a misfit caveman who must defeat a relatively powerful caveman to get the girl. The cavegirl is played by Barbara Bach, who Ringo landed in real life, too. The History of the World Part I (1981) Only the first segment “The Dawn of Men” from Mel Brooks’ exhaustive documentation of civilization applies, but we do get to learn much, such as that cavemen had gay marriage, art critics who hated cave paintings, and that music consisted of dropping rocks on feet and enjoying the screams. One Million Years B.C. (1966) …
And more movies oozing onto home video.
Ahhh, the 25th anniversary edition. There’s no quicker way to crush us under the wheels of time. The quarter century mark is usually the first really legitimate proof that a film or album is going to stand the test of time for someone – and this week, someone’s certainly going to be happy over the release of a 25th anniversary edition of the modern classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit, making its debut on Blu-Ray. Based on a wacky pulp novel by Gary […]
A very very special-and very very random-podcast. Also, we’re talking about the Gute.
Mila Kunis is even hot in green-and it ain’t easy bein’ green.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Well, sort of.
Some sequels really shouldn’t be made.
Fee fye ho hum. And The Insider on Blu-ray.
Recalling the phenomenon of the last episode of M*A*S*H
Sometimes a film cries out for a sequel. And sometimes we cry out when we see a sequel. Here are seven movie series that fall into the second group.
GG reviews Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie, “Snitch”.
It’s showtime! Oscars, Top Ten 2012, and the greatest movies ever made.
A boy who never grew up and a dog who won’t stay dead.
The classic musical puts its best foot forward.
Popblerd reviews “Guilt Trip,” the new movie starring the odd couple of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.
Argo love yourself–you’re a nominee!
Our last best of 2012 list comes from Big Money. Allow him to adorn you with his picks.
Hugh Jackman sings. Suffers. And sings some more.
Calling foul on the National Film Registry’s bush League decision.
Coming soon. Very soon…
There and back again with Peter Jackson and Co.
For his second soundtrack tune in a year, John Legend eases off of the champagne and gives us the gritty “Who Did That To You,” from the film “Django Unchained.”
A look back at “Birth of a Nation,” one of the most controversial movies in film history.
Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History compiles all the television series and film series into an easy to digest bible of the past 45 years of Star Trek.
Crowded House/Split Enz/Pajama Club/Finn Brothers/solo artist/songwriter extraordnaire Neil Finn helps his Kiwi brother Peter Jackson out with a new song.
The book “Hollywood Myths” attempts to get the story behind the story regarding some of the most scandalous situations in film history…like whether Rock Hudson was bumpin’ uglies with…Jim Nabors? Gooollllly!