Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Movie Spoilers of 2010 in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes and 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.
YOUTH IN REVOLT
The lackluster box office performance of Youth in Revolt does not bode well for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Has the world had their fill of Michael Cera? Perhaps so, and though I understand the accusations lobbied against him—that he has no real acting skill, and has conveniently fashioned a career out of playing himself in every movie—I respectfully disagree. Very few actors have as brilliant of comedic timing as Cera, and even fewer are quite so capable at projecting the awkward social anxieties of the introverted mind. The reason he’s been typecast is because he looks and sounds like Michael Cera, and when you look and sound like Michael Cera, there isn’t much variation in the sorts of roles for which Hollywood thinks you’re suited. With Youth in Revolt, Cera continues his trend of playing meek, soft-spoken adolescents who are awkward and in love, but the familiarity is contrasted nicely with the mustachioed, sociopathic supplementary persona known as Francois Dillinger, which is a role unlike any that Cera has played. It may surprise many to discover how much control he has over his performance, (hopefully) settling the debate about his acting ability once and for all. The film itself is quite good, too, and riotously funny. Though the storyline is distinctly episodic, there’s an old school charm to the way it unfolds, and the emphasis on smart, urbane dialogue to convey much of the humor is refreshing. Even if the comic episodes are nothing you haven’t seen before, the writing and performances—including a terrific supporting cast that includes Zach Galifianakis, Ray Liotta, Fred Willard, Steve Buscemi, and Justin Long—keep the material feeling fresh. Director Miguel Arteta ups the indie quirk factor a little too aggressively with a variety of animated segues, but the movie is consistently hilarious enough that they never become much of a concern. As of now, it’s a definite comedic highlight of 2010.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Commentary with director and Michael Cera, deleted scenes, deleted/extended animated sequences, and audition footage.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 by David Chen
In this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley offer up a few reflections on the Golden Globes, try to hold out hope for Marc Webb’s upcoming version of Spiderman, and praise The Book of Eli as a decent, post-apocalyptic, B-movie fun. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinemablend.
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Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Couple new posters have shown up today — first up is what you see teased above. The second poster for Iron Man 2 features Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, seen against a backdrop of his workshop wall, obsessively covered in clippings of Tony Stark and Iron Man news coverage. This is still Whiplash in the first stage of his costume — expect to see this design change during the course of the film.
Apple has the Iron Man 2 poster on what looks like a placeholder page for a trailer. (Which we’ll see attached to Sherlock Holmes, so only a little bit longer to wait on that.) After the break, new Clash of the Titans and The Book of Eli images. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros has released the publicity materials for their 2010 film slate preview, which as you might expect, contains a bunch of new production photos for the upcoming films: The Book of Eli, A Couple of Cops, The Town, Flipped, and Going the Distance. It should be noted that Kevin Smith’s A Couple of Cops/A Couple of Dicks is officially listed right now as UNTITLED COP MOVIE, so it looks like WB has yet to decide on a final title. Lets hope they don’t settle on A Couple of Cops, as it’s too simple with out the double entendre. Check out all the photos after the jump, click on the images to enlarge. Two clicks for super high res images.
Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
A bunch of new movie posters have been released in time for the Thanksgiving holiday theater rush, so I thought we’d do a round up of some of the one-sheets we’ve missed. After the jump you can find new posters for The Wolfman, The Book of Eli, Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, and James Cameron‘s Avatar. And yes, some of them are international.
What I love about Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington is that while they are both immensely talented, they’re also quite willing to lend those talents to crowd-pleasing films, complete with scenery-chewing and martial-arts-style takedowns. The Hughes Brothers upcoming film, The Book of Eli, seems to be just one of those types of movies.
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Warner Bros has officially announced the panels they will be presenting at the 2009 SAn Diego Comic-Con International. Films include The Final Destination, Where The Wild Things Are, The Book Of Eli, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Box, Jonah Hex, Sherlock Holmes, and Shorts. Full information after the jump.
Warner Bros has released five new photos from The Hughes Brothers‘ The Book of Eli in Wednesday’s edition of USA Today. Described as a post-apocalyptic western, the film tells the story of a lone man (Denzel Washington) who fights his way across America in order to protect a mysterious sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. The film is set in the future after the sun has exploded, leaving earth to rot.
The photo above is from a scene where Eli comes upon a fork in the road. He decides to turn right towards a town to power up his iPod and refill his canteen. The article reveals that Washington shed 55 pounds for the role. Gary Oldman plays Carnegie, a town leader who runs the town and wants Eli’s book. Four more photos after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
What are Hollywood’s expectations for James Cameron‘s Avatar? We haven’t even seen a trailer, or even a photo, but many are already touting a “revolution.” With the director of the highest grossing film of all time behind it, everyone is hoping for big.
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