Source: The A.V. Club
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: In honor of the late Roger Ebert, whose life and career is celebrated in the new documentary Life Itself, we’re recommending a few films the critic loved and championed.Vixen! (1968)It’s no secret that Roger Ebert loved big breasts. Just goddamned loved them. America’s most iconic film critic had plenty of endeari ...
Full article at: The A.V. Club
3 days ago, 12:00am CDT
She’s played everything from a crusading nun to a gun-toting road-tripper to a lusty vampire — and yet, even at 67 years old, Susan Sarandon is still finding new on-screen challenges. The Oscar-winner, who plays a booze-swilling grandma in the new Melissa McCarthy film Tammy, spoke with Yahoo Movies about her illustrious résumé, revealing behind-the-scenes stories about five of her most unforgettable roles. The Rocky Horror Pi ...
Full article at: yahoo
3 days ago, 2:51pm CDT
Movies made for the purpose of entertaining audiences went mainstream in the early 1900s. More than a century later, IMDB has more than 250,000 titles in its database and, even then, it’s safe to assume that some have been left out. No one person can watch them all. The average person can’t even watch all the good ones—the Criterion Collection, commonly thought of as the gold standard for foreign and classic films, has re-released over 700 movies, which m ...
Full article at: Miller-McCune
4 days ago, 4:00pm CDT
A look back at some of Siskel and Ebert's most famous on-screen arguments
Full article at: yahoo
6 days ago, 1:00pm CDT
Source: movie pilot
A jilted Chinese man has spent forty-thousand US dollars on hundreds of tickets for Transformers: Age Of Extinction - just to prove to his ex-girlfriend how rich and awesome he has become.That's casual.The man, named Wang (stop sniggering, kids!) bought the tickets to a whole host of IMAX screenings of Michael Bay's action movie in order to prove his financial security to a special someone. Apparently, Wang ...
Full article at: movie pilot
6 days ago, 9:03am CDT
There are few things more pretentious and self-serving than quoting yourself, but hopefully I’ll offset that quality by quoting myself being wrong about something. “The spoof movie is dead,” your film editor wrote on these pages, back in November, “and The Starving Games is just a phantom moan from a long-closed coffin.” You can understand my hopelessness; after all, I’d just sat through the latest “spoof” “comedy” from Jason F ...
Full article at: Flavorwire
Jun 26 2014, 11:07am CDT
Source: Oh No They Didn't!
Luke and Vader, Batman and Bane, The Bride and Bill: Done well, cinematic fights elevate their pulpy surroundings. What makes for a good one?The audiences who crowd theaters in the summertime know they can expect one thing from any given “event” movie: a showdown. As in, badass hero faces badass villain in a fight to the death. As in, impressive stunt choreography, wire works, or judicious photo-realistic CGI. As in, good guy dishes out ...
Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
Jun 25 2014, 9:19pm CDT
Source: The Atlantic
The audiences who crowd theaters in the summertime know they can expect one thing from any given “event” movie: a showdown. As in, badass hero faces badass villain in a fight to the death. As in, impressive stunt choreography, wire works, or judicious photo-realistic CGI. As in, good guy dishes out punishment, bad guy returns same, and (spoiler alert) at the last possible second, perhaps with the help of a just in-reach weapon, good gu ...
Full article at: The Atlantic
Jun 24 2014, 6:31am CDT
Source: The 9513
On August 19, Rob McCoury will release his first solo album, The 5-String Flamethrower, on McCoury Music. Guests include Sonny Osborne, JD Crowe, and, of course, Del. (via press release)
The Guardian reported some crummy news for indie labels and acts: Independent artists could disappear from YouTube “in a matter of days” after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for ...
Full article at: The 9513
Jun 18 2014, 8:49am CDT
THE success rate of old television shows brought to the big screen is a sad one, to say the least. Time after time, great shows have been adapted to film with less than stellar results. Sure, there have been a few good ones, but they’re the exception, not the rule. Here are some of the tragic attempts made in the last decade or so. This list is by no means comprehensive. There are many more examples of Hollywood’s inability to get it right, but this is all I can ask of you to ...
Full article at: Anorak
Jun 16 2014, 5:50am CDT