Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies hits theaters today, and we want to hear what you thought of it. Is it more Miami Vice than Heat? Is the High Definition cinematography as annoying as some people claim it is? Or is this Mann’s best film in the last decade? What did you like, what did you hate? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released in theaters on Tuesday at Midnight. We should have an official review on the site in the next 24 hours. But as always, I would love to hear the diehards who made the trip to the theater on opening day to weigh in. What did you think of the sequel? What did you like? What did you hate? How did it compare to the original? Did you see it in IMAX? Comment Below! Feel free to discuss spoilers…
The debut of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien ended just minutes ago, with Will Ferrell as the sole guest (nice entrance), music by Pearl Jam (good choice for the youngs?), and Andy Richter adding a welcome, if plentiful, laugh track. Also: myriad Choco Taco jokes. The show began with Conan—his red wave on high—introducing a pre-taped segment in which he sprinted in a suit from New York to his new HQ in L.A. on the Universal lot. His soundtrack? Cheap Trick’s “Surrender.”
For the most part, Conan played it safe with the transition. There was a bit of his signature hyper-giddiness schtick per the takeover, but no big surprises or real inventiveness. His monologue even contained a flat L.A. Clippers joke that too closely mirrored one (of thousands) that Jay Leno phoned in during his womp-womp send-off last week. (Though Leno’s final monologue tribute to Rodney Dangerfield was respectable.) For me the two highlights tonight were the new set, which looks huge on the tube and incredibly classy in high-def, and knowing that The Chin is finally gone…albeit still on NBC in an earlier slot.
Unlike Ferrell, who proclaimed that Conan’s success was a “crapshoot,” we think he’ll do fine. What did you think? How do you foresee Conan, his hair, Andy and Max doing in the months and years ahead?
Editor’s Note: I’ve included a video of the show’s opening after the jump.
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Pixar’s Up isn’t the only film that comes out this weekend. Actually, it’s not even the only really great film to hit theaters today. Sam Raimi‘s Drag Me To Hell is also receiving a lot of praise from fans and critics, currently sitting high on Rotten Tomatoes with a 95% fresh rating on the tomatometer. This seems to be the first horror film people outside of the horror community have really connected with in a long while.
But what did you think about Sam Raimi’s return to horror? How does it compare to his Evil Dead trilogy? What did you like? What did you hate? Discuss the movie in the comments below! As always, the spoiler gates are open.
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Pixar’s Up hits theaters today nationwide.
I’m very much in agreement with David’s review, which you can read here. I thought it was a wonderful movie, despite feeling tonally less strong in comparison to past Pixar efforts (the film tries to tell three different kind of stories at once). I also recommend seeing it in 3D to see how 3D can be done right in a non-gimmicky way.
The animated feature is getting HIGH marks from critics, currently standing at 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. But forget about the critics, I want to know what you thought! Leave your mini-reviews in the comments below! Feel free to discuss spoilers.
Jack Bauer’s Seventh Day has come to an end. What did you think of the finale and the entire seventh season of the series? Shocking or Ridiculous twists? Unnecessary characters? Stupid subplot? Is it getting old or is Jack just getting warmed up? What did you love and what did you hate? Leave your thoughts in the talkback below! Spoilers welcome!
Ron Howard‘s adaptation of Angels & Demons hits theaters today. I have yet to see the movie (that’s what happens when my local press screening is scheduled against the season finale of Lost). So far reviews are mixed, better than The Da Vinci Code, but not by much. I’ve always considered Angels & Demons to be the better book in the series and all the clips and ads so far looked very action orientated (a huge complaint of the first film). Of course, the first film went on to make over $758 worldwide despite the critical response, and has been rated slightly higher by general audiences.
I’ll probably check out Angels & Demons tonight or later in the weekend, but I wanted to know what you guys thought. Was it good? Bad? Just okay? What didn’t work? Is Tom Hanks just inherently unlikable as Dr. Robert Langdon? How did the Religion vs Science message play on the big screen? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
I’m on the west cost so I’ve yet to see the Season five finale of Lost. But I thought I’d start a talkback post for all those people on the east coast to get the party started. What did you think? How do you think the story will continue next season? What is your theory? What did you like? What did you hate? Spoilers welcome, of course. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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JJ Abrams’ Star Trek has been released and I want to know what you thought! Leave your mini reviews in the comments below! What did you like? What did you hate? I’ll keep this comment thread sticky’d to the top of the site for the remainder of the weekend. Spoilers are open.
Did you see X-Men Origins: Wolverine this weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Feel free to discuss the plot/spoilers.