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April 2008

Since when was it okay for movie stars to sing? Despite his hit “Respect Yourself,” Bruce Willis sure didn’t leave me breathless for the return of Bruno. I was happy to hear that Eddie Murphy thought he was Rick James, bitch, and wanted to “Party All the Time,” but even happier to hear that that sicky-sweet insipidness was the […]


When I was at SXSW this year, I met and interviewed two amazing audiovisual artists from London who call themsleves Addictive TV. Through multimedia museum installation pieces, AV mash-ups, live VJ parties, and remixing Hollywood films into original compositions/previews, Graham Daniels and Tolly have been pushing the boundaries of art for quite some time. Although […]


As of Thursday night at 8pm when the Marvel Comics adaptation “Iron Man” hits theaters, summer will have officially arrived. From the previews it looks promising, but previews can be deceiving. This list is born out of love for comic book movies, but they can’t all be “Spider-Man 2” or the “X-Men.” More often than […]


With a title like “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay,” it would seem that the makers of its equally ridiculously-titled predecessor “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle” had returned with a more politically flavored sequel—one that expanded the racial stereotype humor of the first to and set their comic sights a little higher. […]


A raunchy, sophomoric stoner comedy with gratuitous nudity and shock humor that tries to shoehorn in two romantic subplots and celebrate America’s diversity by endlessly stereotyping it.


The official lineup for the 61st Cannes Film Festival was unveiled yesterday in Paris. “Changeling,” starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Clint Eastwood, and Steven Soderbergh’s two Che Guevara films, were last minute additions. Soderbergh’s films, “The Argentine” (starring Franka Potente, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and, of course, Benicio del Toro in the title role) and “Guerrilla,” (starring […]


88 Minutes

by JD Warnock on April 23, 2008

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Al Pacino learns, the hard way, the value of the “call blocker” feature in director Jon Avnet’s “88 Minutes”


This is truly the worst type of film to review. “88 Minutes” is neither the worst film I’ve ever seen, nor is it in any way notable, remarkable, or original. This movie is why some critics use a rating system that allows them to call this what it is…a rent-it-on-DVD-some-sad-lonely-night-out-of-boredom-or-sheer-desperation movie. Or better yet, it’s […]


Eric’s Top 10 last week was Top 10 Films You Can Watch Over and Over Again. This week I thought I would put the screws to myself and twist the idea a bit, so lets make it Top 10 Films You Have Actually Watched Over and Over Again. So, in literal terms, what are the […]


Eric and J.D. discuss why Jason Segel is the new Seth Rogen (“Superbad”) and what makes “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” better than most romantic comedies of its ilk. It may have something to do with producer Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up, “The 40 Year-old Virgin”), but they’re pretty sure it has more to do with an unflinching […]


Jason Segel shows off a lot more than his acting/writing chops in this unflinchingly honest comedy that’s as nasty as they wanna be.


Morgan Spurlock traveled to the Middle East to find Osama bin Laden, but all he got was this lousy T-shirt.


Director/star Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?” is a lot like singer/songwriter Ben Folds’ solo debut record, “Rockin’ the Suburbs.” If that sounds like a strange analogy, let me explain. Spurlock, whose 2004 movie “Super Size Me” blindsided the fast food industry and the box office, making a huge […]


Jason Segel follows Seth Rogen as the next Judd Apatow-produced regular to be an unlikely leading man and show off solid writing chops—this time, in the same movie. Following the forgettable “Drillbit Taylor,” this raunchy and sweet romantic comedy shows that as long as Apatow keeps mining the cast and crews of his old TV […]


Did somebody tell on somebody? Bad idea. You wouldn’t like Tyler Durden when he’s mad. After a month of speculation, Edward Norton, star of the new “The Incredible Hulk,” has finally made a statement. It seems that the actor, having previously given full authority by Marvel Studios, disagreed quite vehemently with the more action-styled cut of […]