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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Winter’s Bone is a tense, dreary affair, consisting almost exclusively of characters devoid of vitality or a sense of humor. It’s a thriller, but not in the traditional sense; the thrill stems more from the grim, desperate atmosphere that pervades every frame than it does any acts of violence or terror. Thrust in the middle of this ordeal is the poor but resilient Ree Dolly, who at only 16, is already tasked with taking care of her two younger siblings and near vegetative mother. Her life gets considerably more complicated when she discovers that her criminal father, who’s nowhere to be found, put up their house as collateral for his bail. So off she goes, facing down the stoic yet threatening glares of her drug-addled rural community in hopes of finding her father and keeping her destitute family intact. Were it not for the film’s penchant for cultural authenticity, the story might not be as engaging as it is, but the neorealist approach allows the film to operate at a slow-burn pace without ever becoming boring. Unlike what you might expect from a more mainstream Hollywood effort, the conflict here isn’t simply solving the mystery of where the father is and why; it’s about hoping you can make it another day without going to bed hungry, if there’s even a bed left to go to at all.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Director’s commentary, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette.
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Every now and then, a movie comes around that receives nearly universal derision and spawns a wealth of delightfully vicious, brutal film criticism (Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen comes to mind). This week, that film is Sex and the City 2, whose creatively written reviews seem like they’re much more fun to read than the leaden 2.5-hour film is to watch. Sure, nothing will stop this movie from making over $70 million this weekend, but the wordsmithery demonstrated in the pieces below almost make Sex and the City 2’s success worth it.
Hit the jump for some of my favorite takedowns. Feel free to share your own thoughts about the film in the comments. Also, e-mail me at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com if you’d like to share any other reviews you’ve particularly enjoyed. If I like them too, I’ll update this post.
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A bunch of new movie posters have been released over the last week. One sheets include a quad poster for Get Him to the Greek, Megamind, international poster for Sex and the City 2, international posters for Predators, a motion poster for Buried, four new one-sheets for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Eat Pray Love.
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A bunch of new movie posters have been released over the weekend, include two new one-sheets for M Night Shyamalan‘s big screen live-action adaptation of The Last Airbender, a higher resolution version of last week’s poster for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception, a UK one-sheet for Shrek Forever After, a French poster for The Karate Kid, Sex and the City 2, and I Spit On Your Grave. Check them out now, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 by David Chen
Movie tickets for huge summer films tend to go on sale a few weeks early. When you think of movies that have benefit from this, you might think of Star Wars, The Dark Knight, and….Sex and the City 2?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, tickets for Sex and the City 2 are already selling at a “brisk” pace. According to Fandango spokesman Harry Medved, “It was nearly 20% of our daily sales when it first went on sale, outpacing Kick-Ass, which was 17% of sales…We saw surprisingly strong advance ticket sales on the first one, with many female moviegoers buying tickets en masse, planning screening parties for groups of friends who were flying in from out of town.” The head of marketing at Regal commented on the film’s event-like nature, saying, “Based on our experience with the first film, this can become quite an elaborate and fun-filled evening. Aside from purchasing tickets to see the movie, they are already reserving limousines and making restaurant reservations.” Good times. The original film grossed over $415 million worldwide.
Sex and the City 2 will be in theaters on May 27, 2010.
A bunch of new movie posters have been released in the last few days, so I thought it was time to do a round-up. The posters include various international posters for Toy Story 3, Prince of Persia, Nightmare on Elm Street, Survival of the Dead and some domestic one-sheets for Sex and the City 2 and The Other Guys.
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Warner Bros has released the first full length movie trailer for Sex and the City 2. To be quite honest with you, I never got around to watching the original film. I did see a few episodes of the series, and was not a fan (I’m also not the right demo or sex). So my commentary on this new trailer is probably worthless, but I have something to say — so I’m just going to go for it.
I hate it when movie sequels drastically depart from the original setting. I don’t want to see the Karate Kid go to Japan,I don’t want to see the Ninja Turtles go back in time, I don’t want to see the Ocean’s 11 gang leave Vegas and plan a European heist, I don’t want to see Speed on a cruise ship, I don’t want to see Jason Voorhees go to space (or maybe I do… but that’s a so bad its good argument – drinking game time?).
So I can’t imagine why fans of the HBO series about girls in New York City want to watch a the girls adventure to Abu Dhabi. Yes, I understand that the original film was criticized for not using the big screen or big budget, but is this the answer? Again, I could be totally wrong. I don’t know anything about Sex and the City. And yes, I understand fans are attracted to the characters and personalities, but I would also assume that they relate to some of the situations and love seeing big city life. This setting/situation seems completely unrelatable. Sex and the City fans, am I way off?
Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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The holiday trailer flood continues today with three new clips for one film that has a large, eager audience and two that, to be fair, probably don’t. Sex and the City 2 was inevitable, given the success of the first film, and this is the first footage from the second theatrical reunion of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
Michael Patrick King once again writes and directs; he produced the show and wrote, produced and directed the first film. The trailer is a lot of glitz and promise and some shots of Morocco, which was the production’s second location choice after Dubai refused to allow filming. I didn’t see the first film, though I often got a kick out of the show. Unless I’m told that there’s some of the harder-edged comedy of sexual politics that made the show interesting, I expect I’ll skip this one, too. Not that it’ll have any trouble attracting a massive audience.
After the break, some depressing stuff from J-Lo in The Back-up Plan and Brendan Fraser in Furry Vengeance. Read More »