There are a lot of Award shows in Hollywood. Some of them are serious presentations, awarding accomplishment and talent: the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes..etc. Other award shows are nothing more than pure spectacle. The MTV Movie Awards falls into the latter category. Every year we post the award winners, and every year we complain about how some tween heartthrob, this year – Zac Efron, beats out some insanely talented actor, this year Robert Downey Jr, for Best Male Performance. Or how Twilight beat out both The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire to win Best Movie.
But truth is, we love to bitch about the MTV Movie Awards, which explains why I’m posting these results. It’s certainly not that we give credence to this list of winners. Any award show which gives out five statues to Twilight can’t be taken seriously. So leave your comments below. Be smart, clever, funny, and biting.
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Please don’t take the commentary on the movies and TV shows too seriously, as they’re meant not to be reviews but rather previews that include the general thoughts and ramblings of a twice-committed DVD addict. The categories represent solely the author’s intentions towards the DVDs at hand, and are in no way meant to be a reflection on what he thinks other people should rent or buy. So if he ends up putting a movie you like in the “Skip it” section without having seen it, please keep in mind that the time you could spend leaving a spiteful but ultimately futile comment could instead be used for more pleasant things in life. Like buying DVDs.
Thematically complex and brilliantly acted, the masterfully written (and almost entirely dialogue-based) Doubt ranked as one of my top ten favorite movies of 2008. Even on its own, the amount of intrigue and thought-provoking material provided by the film’s central premise is enough to sustain the film, but what really pushes it over the edge is its clever and thoughtful incorporation of other issues relevant to the time period. Truly a fascinating and powerful effort from writer/director John Patrick Shanley, who adapted the film from his play. Blu-ray? Yes. Notable Extras: Audio commentary with John Patrick Shanley, and 4 featurettes (From Stage to Screen, Scoring Doubt, The Sisters of Charity, The Cast of Doubt).
Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 by David Chen
In this episode of the /Filmcast, Dave, Devindra, and Adam lament the removal of Stephen Chow from The Green Hornet, discuss whether or not a Schwarzenneger cameo would be a good idea for Terminator Salvation, and evaluate the early movie careers of Seth Gordon and Frank Miller. Special guests Erik Davis and William Goss join us from Cinematical.
Warner Bros has released the second full trailer for Jim Carrey‘s new comedy Yes Man. This seems like a comedy that would have been made ten years ago, and that’s not a compliment. It’s all high concept and not many laughs. And it doesn’t help that Jim Carrey hasn’t made a truly funny film in the last decade. At this point I’d rather see him make more movies like Eternal Sunshine, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and even The Majestic. Zooey Deschanel is the main love interest but appears in the trailer for only a few seconds. Watch the trailer after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Warner Bros has released the first movie trailer for the new Jim Carrey Comedy Yes Man. I should probably insert a snarky comment about the trajectory of Jim Carrey’s comedy career here. But hey, at least he’s not making movies about the aliens inside Eddie Murphy’s head. I’ll skip this one thank you.
Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in “amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks.” The movie also stars Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgins, Danny Masterson, and Terence Stamp.
Warner Bros has released the first official teaser poster for the new Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. Click on the poster below to see it in high resolution.
Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks. The movie also stars Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgins, Danny Masterson, and Terence Stamp. It’s also interesting to note that the film’s official website will be located at YesIsTheNewNo.com.
Warner Bros has released the first two photos from the upcoming Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. The story follows Carl Allen (Carrey), “a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything… and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks.” Directed by Peyton Reed, and co-starring Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgins, Danny Masterson, and Terence Stamp.
Reed started his career directing behind the scenes EPKs and was heavily involved in the Back to the Future trilogy, spin-off cartoon, and Universal Studios ride. He made his feature debut with the Kirsten Dunst cheerleading comedy Bring It On, which is heavily underrated (as far as teen comedies go). Carrey’s last good full-on comedy was probably either Me, Myself & Irene or Liar Liar (or does Man on the Moon count as a comedy?). I tend to enjoy Carrey more in more dramatic films like the previously mentioned Man on the Moon, Eternal Sunshine, and even The Majestic. So who knows if this will be any good. The concept seems somewhat promising.
Click on the images to enlarge. Yes Man hits theaters on December 19th 2008.
Yesterday we reported that Jim Carrey had signed on to star in Yes Man. Some people were excited since it will be Carrey’s return to high concept comedy. We weren’t too interested, but that has changed – Peyton Reed has signed on to direct the film according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peyton created one of our favorite modern “guilty pleasures”, Bring It On. You know, that cheerleader film that starred Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Gabrielle Union? Yeah, we dug it for probably all the wrong reasons. Reed was also involved in a lot of the behind the scenes documentaries to my favorite movie of all time, Back to the Future. Okay, sure, he also made The Break-up. We’ll forgive him.
Yes Man is an adaptation of Danny Wallace’s memoir. Wallace was very depressed, because he was always saying no. One day he decided to suddenly change and to instead say Yes to every opportunity that comes his way. In the book, Wallace wins $45,000, meets a hypnotic dog, obtains a nursing degree, travels the globe and finds romance. I’m sure the film will be even more far fetched (hey, it’s Hollywood). Producers hope to start shooting this Fall. But since Carrey is attached, there is still a good chance this could fall into development hell.