How Do You Kill a Mummy?

by Tippi Blevins August 5, 2008 10:30 am
How Do You Kill a Mummy? Okay, so, thanks to the movies we all know how to kill vampires, right? You spear them with a wooden stake through the heart, or chop their heads off, or send them off to the beach at noon without a drop of sunblock. There's a veritable smorgasbord of kill-em-up choices! We also know how to kill werewolves: Plug those bad puppies with a silver bullet and then avert your eyes (while peeking through your fingers) as the fresh corpses inevitably morph back into buck-naked human beings. Traditional monster movies are full of ways to kill those baddies, but what do they say about mummy nullification? Seriously, I really need to know how to kill one, because according to the MTV Movies Blog, director Rob Cohen wants to follow up The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor with a fourth installment. And wait till you see who he wants for his next mummy.

Batman Defeats Mummy, Costner

by Zach Oat August 4, 2008 10:49 am
Batman Defeats Mummy, Costner

Riddle me this, riddle me that -- who can possibly defeat the big, bad Bat? Not Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, three yetis and an army of zombies, that's for sure. The Dark Knight topped the box office for the third week in a row, bringing in an additional $43.8 million, for a grand total so far of 394.9 million in the U.S. alone -- plus $200 million overseas. And the film has yet to open in Germany and Russia. That's Bruce Wayne folding money, son! Sadly, Batman will be defeated next weekend by the combined forces of the Green Hornet (Seth Rogen) and the Green Goblin (James Franco) in the stoner action flick Pineapple Express. C'est la vie!

The Mummy: Now With Bonus Yetis!

by Mindy Monez July 29, 2008 6:07 pm
<i>The Mummy</i>: Now With Bonus Yetis!

I have a confession to make: I went into The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (or as we've nicknamed it in the office -- Temple of Doom Rush Album, for obvious reasons) wanting to like it because well, I genuinely feel sorry for it. I like Brendan Fraser and I love to see him in something successful, and I'm actually a fan of the first installment of the franchise for what it is -- a silly romp with good-looking actors and some fun special effects. It's also not the movie's fault that it has a ridiculous title and the unfortunate circumstance of being released after amazing action flicks like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Wanted and even superior archaeologists-kick-some-ace movie The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. So all that being said, I do have some positive things to say about the movie, but the sad truth is it is as big a disaster as you'd think.

<i>Journey to the Center of the Earth</i>: At Least the 3D is Good If you have a brain -- and for your sake, I really hope you do -- there are moments in Journey to the Center of the Earth that will make you cringe. There's that whole "Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the center of the Earth" thing (it's in the trailer; watch and find yourself embarrassed for Brendan Fraser). There is also an unnecessary -- and unnecessarily schmaltzy -- obligatory love story. And, because it sort of comes from out of nowhere, the cheesiness of that romance will catch you off guard and you won't even be able to brace yourself against the ridiculousness.

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