Here's a roundup of the best stories and articles in Movies Without Pity this week:
Find out why director Guy Ritchie is the Ayatollah of ripping himself and others off with his new crime caper RocknRolla.
Bill Murray is a comic genius, but he's not a genius at picking roles that are appropriate to his level of talent. We run down the biggest wastes of his time.
Our own Mindy reviews Body of Lies. It's okay, she guesses.
Okay, so maybe Quentin Tarantino didn't really write the original script for Sex Drive... but if he did, he'd be pissed.
Did you know Christian Slater is doing TV now? Apparently, Kuffs was the beginning of a bad streak. Check out what he has to say about his new show, My Own Worst Enemy.
Just in case you're not reading our DVDs Unwrapped blog, we thought we'd clue you in on the latest DVDs we've gotten the chance to review. In addition to a few new movies, there are also some kick-ass reissues out this week. Sadly, no Dead Heat Special Edition yet, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.
A lot can happen in two years. By summer 2010, the U.S. will be about eighteen months into a new presidential term. Sixty generations of overcrowded laboratory fruit flies will have come and gone. An elephant who gets knocked up today will be taking her baby on its first migration. Two years is a long time, in other words, but Sony Pictures is planning way ahead by revealing its Green Hornet website, complete with a brand new, shiny green logo. (Hilariously, the new website reminds us that "This film is not yet rated." No! Really? "This film is not yet in existence," is more like it.) Why now? Why so early? Maybe Sony doesn't realize it could shoot itself in the foot with two solid years of pre-release hype. Maybe Sony is trying to get the movie-going public used to the idea of its unconventional action movie star. Or maybe an intern just had some free time on his hands and wanted to play around with Photoshop.