February 2011 Archives
News broke today that Tyler Perry, the auteur behind Madea and everything else Tyler Perry Presents, would be taking over the role of Alex Cross (Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider) from Morgan Freeman in I, Alex Cross, the next film adaptation of James Patterson's series of crime novels. Which is kind of hilarious, but hey, Tyler Perry has a massive following, so we don't blame them. Nevertheless, it got us thinking of other hilarious cast replacements that could be made in established film series, and off we went. For the record: These? These we'd blame them for.
We love a good kids' movie. Sometimes it really helps to just kick back and watch a fun adventure with ridiculous characters, over-the-top cuteness and plenty of marketing tie-ins. But then, most kids' movies are at least partially made with the adult in mind, and pack plenty of adult-friendly humor, and for this we thank them. On the other hand, some kiddie flicks are so nonsensical that they might actually make our children dumber. We're trying to suss out the difference in our first-annual Movies Without Pity Awards!
Toy Story 3 was certainly a movie for all ages, but was it the Most Adult-Friendly Kids' Movie? What about live-action kiddie fare like Alice in Wonderland or The Sorcerer's Apprentice? And when it comes to dumb, is it Marmaduke, Furry Vengeance or another talking-animal flick that'll take home the title of Children's Movie that Insults Even Children's Intelligence? You can vote for those two categories, as well as nine others, in this week's round of voting. Fresh categories will be available at the beginning of each week and the ultimate winners will be announced February 18. Plus, we've created a Facebook app so you can share your votes with your friends!
Vampires, monsters and clones are invading your DVD collection. Let them in! You won't regret it!