VOTD: 50 Movie Spoilers of 2009 in 4 Minutes


The Fine Brothers love to spoil everything, In past years, we’ve featured their popular videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes and Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History. After seeing all of the big movies of 2009, the brothers are back once again.  Their latest video spoils 50 movies released last year (including all ten best picture nominees) in one take, in under 4 minutes. Watch the video now, after the jump.

And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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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.

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It’s bad, no question. But bad doesn’t necessarily mean unwatchable. At a scant 88 minutes, Surrogates doesn’t linger on a single idea long enough to be boring. Swap out “boring” with “interesting”, and the same point stands. There was undeniably potential here for a vastly better film, one which more creatively explores this world and more thoughtfully examines the many questions that Surrogates only touches on before rushing to hit the next derivative action movie beat. If you’re willing to accept that the movie isn’t going to do that, it should suffice as cheesily enjoyable formula trash. Hopefully you liked I, Robot, because it’s pretty much the same movie.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – A commentary with director Jonathan Mostow. Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as 2 featurettes (“A More Perfect You: The Science of Surrogates”, “Breaking the Frame: A Graphic Novel Comes to Life”), and 4 deleted scenes.

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Wow. After watching The Carter, the new all-access documentary on Lil’ Wayne, one might consider recommending it as the best doc about a hip hop icon ever. The problem with this superlative lies in its limitation. Similar to labeling Lil’ Wayne a rapper—even “the best rapper alive” as many profess—and leaving it at that, labeling this a great hip hop doc restricts it to the confines of a niche or genre coated in personal taste and stigmas. That is to say The Carter is foremost a fascinating portrait of a remarkable, modern artist and celebrity who has cooked most if not all bridges for comparison.

In The Carter we experience the exact moment when Wayne calmly finds out, overseas and perma-high, that his latest album, Tha Carter III, has sold one million plus physical units in its first week. As his friend and manager, Cortez Bryant, tells the camera, Wayne now undisputedly ranks with the world’s top pop stars; and this doc ranks with the best of the year. It’s also highly difficult to cite precedent for a film so privy to a superstar’s love of, and possible dependency on, drugs. Clearly, the recent, This Is It, failed in this regard.

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This is It

Kenny Ortega leaves NOTHING on the editing room floor in this sequel to his smash hit Michael Jackson rehearsal concert film THIS IS IT! Armed with hours upon hours of more never before scene footage – THIS IS MORE OF IT is the film fans have been waiting for! Footage so bad, real names weren’t used. Watch the trailer for this unprecedented four week cinema event, after the jump.

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a-serious-man-posterThis week, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley assess the state of Avatar’s marketing, discuss their thoughts on the Men in Black series, and lament the imminent death of Miramax. Writer/director Richard Kelly joins us for this episode. Richard Kelly’s newest film, The Box, is out in theaters on Friday, November 6th.

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The Buzz: Michael Jackson’s This is It!

This is It

Sony released the Michael Jackson concert documentary This Is It tonight in theaters. Even movie critics and press were kept in the dark until nationwide press screenings on Tuesday night. So what is the early verdict? Lets take a look at the early buzz in the Buzz Report.

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This is It

I thought the idea of a Michael Jackson concert film based on rehearsal footage from his planned run of London shows was ghoulish and exploitative when first announced. The trailer for This Is It didn’t change my mind, but a great many people evidently see only the Michael Jackson of old. We already know the film has had remarkable pre-sales, with Fandango reporting it as #1 in ticket sales now, two weeks before opening. Now a report from AEG, the concert promoter and the film’s financier, claims that Sony is already in the black thanks to the pre-sale numbers. Furthermore, the same report pegs the film’s eventual gross as genuinely massive, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking. Read More »

Michael Jackson’s This Is It Trailer

This is It

Sony has released a trailer for This is It, the Michael Jackson concert rehearsal documentary film which is being rushed out for a late October release. The film is being released for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide on Wednesday, October 28th. Watch the trailer now after the jump.

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Three new posters have cropped up in the last twenty-four hours. One is only a design proposal, though it is probably the best of the bunch. The other two range from unimpressive photoshoppery to fairly well-done photoshoppery. Figure out which is which after the break. Read More »

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Ugh. From any perspective other than that of an accountant, This Is It, the movie built from recent Michael Jackson rehearsal footage, sounds like the worst kind of exploitation. And now you’ll be able to see it this fall, thanks to Sony. Speculation has run rampant for weeks that Sony would be the high bidder for the footage owned by the Jackson estate and AEG Live, and Variety reports that it is so: something like $60m is what it cost. Read More »