I predict Pixar's Wall-E will make $917 bajillion.
Here's the trailer.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I Love You, Beth Cooper is the greatest 80's high school movie that's actually a book which has not been made into a movie... yet (Chris Columbus' production company has the rights.)
While delivering his high school valedictorian speech, ubernerd Denis Cooverman uses the opportunity to profess his love publicly for head cheerleader Beth Cooper. The book follows the aftermath of that bombshell in all its hilarious, bloody (literally bloody) glory -- a night in the life of Denis and his movie-quoting (probably gay) best friend Rich, Beth Cooper and her two cheerleading cohorts, and Beth's 'roid rage asshole boyfriend Kevin and his two douchebag thugbuddies.
Formulaic? A little. Too witty for its own good? Sometimes. Eminently readable and thoroughly enjoyable? Yes. Fuck yes. I really can't do author (and former Simpsons writer) Larry Doyle's words justice, so I'll let some of the book speak for itself:
The human brain is an amazing organ, versatile and loyal. Denis's five-pounder , which could recall Klingon soliloquies with queasy accuracy, could also creatively misremember recent events if it felt its owner needed a break. Rest assured, the brain had an unedited master of the scene in question and could evoke it at all, as it would later that night and seventeen years from now, with Denis walking down the street feeling pretty good about himself until his brain sucker-punched him with evidence to the contrary.
"She invited band people," Rich shouted back. "She invited mathletes--but not us!"
Valli Wooly invited no one. She had disinvited just enough people ("I have to keep it small") for word to get around. She wanted everybody to be crashing, so that they would all feel unworthy and she could eject anyone at any time. She was that much of a bitch.
And one more:
Beth Cooper's butt.I'm done.
He saw it for only a moment.
At 2:32 a.m. on June 4th, in the two-thousand-and-seventh year of Christ (Our Lord).
It was more than perfection: more round, more bouyant, more everything you could want in an ass. It had a single, perfect flaw: a birthmark, on the right cheek, exactly where it would be if Cindy Crawford's face were a butt.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Joss Whedon, television writer god of Buffy, Angel and Firefly, is planning a return to television with Dollhouse, starring Eliza Dushku. The show is already picked up by Fox for 7 episodes, which will be aired out of order on random nights, and then summarily canceled.
Monday, October 22, 2007
I went to rottenneighbor.com to bitch about, yes, a rotten neighbor, only to find that someone else had beaten me to the punch!
Tenants at Apt H have a dog they let on their second-floor balcony. It just watches and yaps at people, sometimes past midnight. It disturbs two apartment complexes. They also leave garbage sitting outside their door. (The dumpster is 100 yards away.) A real class act.I hate them SO much.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Do you live in or near the Los Angeles area and like to see older movies usually at midnight? If so, you're a creep. But the good news is that I have some info and a handy calendar that might be helpful for you.
Here are several theaters that regularly show old flicks:
- Regency Fairfax
- New Beverly Cinema
- Landmark Nuart
- American Cinematheque (Aero Theatre and Egyptian Theatre)
- Culver Plaza Theatres
I update the calendar regularly, so either subscribe to it via Google Calendar or bookmark this page.
Happy movie-going, creepo! And if you know of any other theaters I can add, drop a comment!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Probably the best PSA I've seen. Self-esteem FTW!
Monday, October 1, 2007
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Saturday, August 18, 2007
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is an absolutely awesome documentary about the man who has held the record high score of Donkey Kong since 1982, and the guy who decided to challenge that score over 20 years later.
Just came from a showing with a Q&A with the director/producers. The filmmakers started out with the intention of making a simple "sports" documentary set in the world of competitive gaming, but came away from it with a different drama altogether, complete with a scared, arrogant champ, a scandalously corrupt scoring process, an incredibly determined challenger and a gallery of goofy grown men who have dedicated thousands of hours of their lives to becoming champions at games like Missile Command, Joust, Burger Time and Mappy.
It's a small indie documentary, and the filmmakers encouraged the audience to spread the word if we liked the movie... so go see it if/when it comes to your city - preferably opening weekend, which always counts the most.
Official site: http://www.billyvssteve.com
Friday, August 17, 2007
The story is as much about friendship and camaraderie as it is about buying booze to impress (and hopefully bone) chicks. The two main characters, childhood friends Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill), are going off to different colleges in the fall, and there is a lot of unspoken heterosexual-life-partner angst about that inevitable parting threaded through the story. The movies really nails the authenticity of that friendship, and I found myself thinking throughout the movie, "That's exactly how my friends and I were back then."
The movie takes a (somewhat unnecessary) zany turn when the two local bonehead cops (Seth Rogen and Bill Hader) show up and take third friend Fogel (a.k.a. the already infamous McLovin) (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) on an all-night ride-along. It's extremely hilarious, but feels like it belongs in a different movie than Seth and Evan's
All in all, though, I McLoved it and recommend it McHighly.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Important Nerdlinger Hobbit News Alert!
According to IESB.net, New Line is moving forward with The Hobbit movie, with Peter Jackson producing. Directing duties have been assigned to... hang on to your dork-britches... Sam Raimi.
My campaign to have Bruce Campbell cast as the voice of Smaug begins now.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Dear Hollywood,CRACKED.com - 6 Movie Formulas That Must Be Stopped
Hi, it's us! The people who spend money on your movies. Please stop making the same ones over and over again. We've seen the same recycled formulas year after year after year—and frankly, we're tired of it.
Friday, July 20, 2007
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Live Free or Die Hard is like somebody took poor John McClane (Bruce Willis) and dropped him into a typically ludicrous techno-terrorist plot, forcing him to babysit Movie Hipster Computer Geek #72 (Justin Long) while hunting down the bad guys.
Thin plot has to do with an angry supergeek (Timothy Olyphant) wreaking computer havoc on the United States. He gets more than he bargains for when he sends his goons to kill unwitting helper/potential witness hacker Matt (Long), who luckily meets McClane first. Action ensues as McClane and Matt track down the bad guy, dispatching his evil henchmen one by one.
When McClane is killing dudes the old fashioned way, the movie is decent Die Hardesque fun. But when he is stunt-driving trucks and cars, and preposterously facing down Harrier jets, you might start to wonder why they even bothered with Bruce Willis when they could have got Jason Statham for less.
But Willis is great, pure McClane. Maggie Q is awesome as Evil Asian Computer Expert/Kung Fu Master, and Justin Long makes the most of what little he is given.
Suspend disbelief, lower any Die Hard expectations, and you might manage to enjoy it as popcorn action fluff.
As an action movie, I give it a 7.
As a Die Hard movie, I give it a 4.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Head on over to the Phat Phree to check out their list (with videos) of the 50 Greatest Local TV Commercials. And by "greatest", they mean "most horrible."
Here's my favorite (and by "favorite" I mean "I want to rip my eyeballs out"):
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Google Maps introduced a new feature today called Street View. Click on a Google map and see street level photos of the same spot you clicked on.
So far, only a few U.S. cities are featured, but that doesn't stop it from being fucking awesome.
Check out the demo and go play with it. (I cruised the Vegas Strip, and almost navigated all the way to my stepdad's house in deep west Vegas.)
Friday, May 25, 2007
We've all seen 'em. We've all shaken our heads with dismay and disappointment. And now there is a site dedicated to images of hot chicks bewilderingly accompanied by, yes, douchebags!
Check it out: http://www.hcwdb.com or http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
The Post-Rapture Post - Send Messages to Loved Ones!