Pompeii: Snow Versus the Volcano

by Aly Semigran February 21, 2014 6:00 am
<i>Pompeii</i>: Snow Versus the Volcano

I'm not entirely sure what the hell the makers of Pompeii were thinking when they decided to turn a bona fide natural disaster picture (not to mention the first real big screen treatment of famous ancient Roman tragedy-turned-tourist attraction) into a regurgitated, by-the-numbers, and ultimately very boring gladiator tale, but it certainly seems like something of a wasted opportunity.

I Want My VOD: October 2011

by Ethan Alter October 13, 2011 9:00 am
I Want My VOD: October 2011

Lars von Trier imagines the end of the world, an aspiring Irish musician dreams of killing the Emerald Isle's biggest rock god and Scarface goes to the Congo in this month's crop of VOD titles.

Dark Knight Felled By Thunder

by Odie Henderson August 18, 2008 10:37 am
<i>Dark Knight</i> Felled By <i>Thunder</i> Pineapple Express underachieved on its opening weekend, causing the Watchmen-addicted Zach to incorrectly predict it would unseat The Dark Knight. I challenged him, stating that Tropic Thunder would be Batman's nemesis. He said I was crazy, and I was -- like a fox! Let's look at this logically: On one hand, you have a stoner movie. They're having a resurgence thanks to Judd Apatow and company. On the other hand, you have a movie that, in the name of satire, makes fun of Blacks, Asians, and the mentally challenged. It also has a Scientologist using more Jewish stereotypes in his performance than a Mel Brooks movie on crack. And let's not forget the gory war violence and farts! How could anybody predict that Middle America would resist this movie?! You don't need to be Miss Cleo to get this one. While I wrestle Zach for the one measly dollar I've won, which he refuses to pony up, here are this weekend's box office numbers.

Three Musketeers Origins and Our Casting Suggestions

by Mindy Monez June 11, 2008 11:09 am
Three Musketeers Origins and Our Casting Suggestions IESB has uncovered a plot by Millenium Films to make a new Three Musketeers movie. The film will reportedly be an origins story, focusing on the Musketeers' early lives and how they all got together, which means that D'Artagnan, the fourth musketeer, may not be included until the inevitable sequel. This news both makes my day and breaks my heart.

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