Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
There are plenty of reasons to skip Katherine Heigl‘s One for the Money, starting with its truly pathetic score of 3% on Rotten Tomatoes. And based on its weak opening performance this past weekend, it seems most moviegoers are already well aware of what those reasons are. But just in case you needed one more, there’s also the fact that you may have already seen One for the Money before — in the form of a 2010 Jennifer Aniston / Gerard Butler movie called The Bounty Hunter.
After the jump, check out a mashed-up trailer that makes the very convincing argument that One for the Money may just be warmed-over version of The Bounty Hunter.
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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.
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Tomorrow the Oscar nominations will be announced, which means that today is the day for the Golden Raspberry Foundation to release the nominations for the 2010 Razzies. To no one’s surprise, the list pokes a stick at The Bounty Hunter, The Last Airbender, Sex and the City 2, and other less scintillating moments from 2010. Check out the list after the break. Read More »
As the movie industry evolves, so to do the Razzies. The anti-Oscars, which infamously recognize the worst movies of the year, have announced their short list of eligible films which includes a brand new category: Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D. What films are eligible for that award as well as Worst Film of the Year and more? Find out after the jump. Actual nominations will be announced January 24, the day before Oscar nominations. Read More »
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With Noah Baumbach’s directorial breakthrough, The Squid and the Whale, he managed to capture a sense of harsh honesty that permeated all of the aggressive dysfunctionality. That honesty was something he lost with his next effort, Margot at the Wedding, which felt more like a coldly calculated, emotionally false hate-filled diatribe. With Greenberg, Baumbach falls somewhere in the middle of his two past efforts. The film’s titular character (played by Ben Stiller) is as believable a creation as anyone Baumbach has concocted—though decidedly more unpleasant. Where the film falters is its depiction of the relationship that spawns between Greenberg and his brother’s assistant, Florence (played by Greta Gerwig). Gerwig is delightful in the role—charming, cute, a little odd—but the film presents no plausible justification for why Florence would be so drawn to Greenberg, especially after he’s been such a repugnant asshole. There’s also the problem of Greenberg himself. Unless viewers share or can relate to his social anxieties and misanthropic worldview, he may be too unlikable for many to handle. The character is a compelling peculiarity, portrayed with a suitably fretful energy by Stiller, but the only way to appreciate the film’s examination of this figure is if you actually care about him, and I suspect that many won’t.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – 3 featurettes (“A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Greenberg”, “Greenberg Loves Los Angeles”, “Noah Baumbach Takes a Novel Approach”).
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|Amazon – $18.49|
|BEST BLU-RAY PRICE|
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I would actually watch this version of The Bounty Hunter…
If you like such movies as Fool’s Gold, Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama, and Ever After, then you might enjoy director Andy Tennant‘s latest paint by numbers romantic comedy, The Bounty Hunter. The film stars Gerard Butler as a bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston. If you don’t think the plot logline screams of high concept predictable lameness, watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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