December 27, 2012
Action/Adventure, Cinema Convo, Comedy, Comic Book, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movie Reviews, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller
Anne Hathaway, Bachelorette, Chris Hemsworth, John Carter, Kevin Hart, Marvel's The Avengers, Megan Good, People Like Us, Regina King, Rock of Ages, Romany Malco, Taraji P. Henson, Taylor Kitsch, The Cabin in the Woods, The Dark Knight Rises, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Think Like a Man, Total Recall, Wreck-It Ralph
I’ll get around to a Top 10 Best list in the next few days, but I got inspired on this and finished it first. So you get this now. Here’s a look at the highs and lows that were this 2012 movie season.
Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
Best 12 months for a rising star – Chris Hemsworth. From “The Cabin in the Woods” to “Marvel’s The Avengers” to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Hemsworth had a year that would be a career for some actors. Even when he’s involved in a turd like “Red Dawn,” he shrugs it off and gets to work on sequels for “Thor,” “The Avengers 2” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” We should all have such stable career outlooks. More
October 8, 2012
Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell, comedy, entertainment, Iron Man 2, Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths, The Hunger Games, Total Recall, Woody Harrelson
A cat’s take on Billy (Sam Rockwell) – note the stuffed animal stand-in.
I’m pretty sure “Seven Psychopaths” is going to be a guilty pleasure for me this fall starring Colin Farrell (“Total Recall“), Sam Rockwell (“Iron Man 2″), Woody Harrelson (“The Hunger Games“) about a writer whose friends steal a gangster’s dog.
Does this cat have better hair than Christopher Walken? Too close to call.
Just to raise the craziness scale a bit more of the film, a new trailer, “Seven PsychoCATS” has just been released featuring cats directed by Adult Swim alumni Jim Tozzi. Yes, it’s completely brilliant, but how could you go wrong with a cat channeling Christopher Walken?
“Seven Psychopaths” opens this Friday.
August 5, 2012
Box office roundup
Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Colin Farrell, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Ice Age, The Dark Knight Rises, The Watch, Total Recall
Photo by Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Pictures
CHRISTIAN BALE as Bruce Wayne.
1. “The Dark Knight Rises” – $36.4 million [$356.6 million; 3rd week]For a third straight week, Batman beats out all comers. Expect a much tougher challenge come next weekend with the arrival of “The Bourne Legacy.” The final Batman film for Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale is actually losing less of its audience from “The Dark Knight,” but is bringing in a lot less. See more on that here. The very entertaining Summer Olympics is likely contributing to some of this box office though. More
August 3, 2012
Action/Adventure, Science Fiction
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Total Recall
Michael Gibson/Columbia Pictures
Quaid (Colin Farrell) seated in the Mind Trip Chair inside the Rekall Tripping Den.
“Total Recall” (take 2) is the ideal science-fiction film for anyone who hasn’t seen the 1990 original or cares about particularly compelling movies. More
August 2, 2012
Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Total Recall, Van Helsing
Kate Beckinsale stars in “Total Recall.”
** “Total Recall” countdown week continues with a look at another of the film’s leading ladies – Kate Beckinsale in “Van Helsing,” a film that seemed to convince her the best way to fight vampires and werewolves was in her own franchise.
If “Van Helsing” is any indication of how bad the rest of the summer crop will be, don’t wake me until fall–or better yet, winter. Yes, I’m well aware that it’s only May, but don’t tell me–tell the Hollywood suits who figure they can sucker more people into theaters if they put trash like “Van Helsing” in a nice pretty package labeled “summer movie.” More
July 30, 2012
Action/Adventure, Film Flashbacks
Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel, Josh Lucas, Stealth, Total Recall
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Jessica Biel (left) and Colin Farrell star in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller TOTAL RECALL.
Kicking off “Total Recall” week looking at one of Jessica Biel’s earlier action movies.
“Stealth” is an appropriate title for this summer movie as it sneaks up on you and turns into a good movie without you noticing. More
July 5, 2012
Colin Farrel, Comic-Con, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Total Recall
“Total Recall” has one of the best movie premises. You get hooked up to a machine and pretend to be the best version of you that you could possibly imagine. Of all the relaunches and re-imagining of older films, this one seems to be as relevant as ever. And it’s got Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel so if absolutely nothing else it’ll be good to look at.
Photo By: Michael Gibson/Columbia Pictures Industries
Quaid (Colin Farrell) seated in the Mind Trip Chair inside the Rekall Tripping Den in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller TOTAL RECALL.