June 2008

Here is a press release I got today. If you live in KC…. But if you go, please remember YOU MAY NOT TOUCH THE BAT POD! EXPERIENCE A “DARK KNIGHT” ON A HOT SUMMER DAY! Batman’s Bat Pod to Make Special Public Appearances Across KC Metro Area   WHAT:             The original Bat Pod, as seen [...]

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It seems like the summer has just been one big buildup to the main event, right? Well, guess what? That event is here and it is called “The Dark Knight.” Christopher Nolan’s followup to “Batman Begins” is almost here and we have just 10 admit-two passes to see the movie before anyone else does at [...]

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Here’s our radio reviews of “Wanted and Wall-E”: 6.27.08 Scene-Stealers J.D. and I have been appearing as weekly movie critics on the Dick Dale Morning Show for some time now, and it’s been really cool. The thing is, not everybody is up early enough to listen to us at 7 a.m. So here, courtesy Dick [...]

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I can’t remember being as excited for the release of any previous animated feature as I was for “Wall-E,” the latest animated masterpiece from the wizards at Pixar Studios and director Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”). My lofty expectations were easily met and surpassed by the visually magnificent artistry and the thematically challenging storyline. However, it [...]

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Wall-E

by Eric Melin on June 27, 2008

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Chaplinesque whimsy and serious sci-fi themes combine to make this adventurous Pixar film an instant classic.

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Well, it’s official. The times have changed drastically since the days of pumped-up muscleheads like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vin Diesel—anybody can be an action hero. And it’s a wonderful thing. Especially in “Wanted,” a movie based off of Mark Millar and J.G. Jones’ popular comic book miniseries. The movie strips the comic of most of [...]

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Wanted

by Eric Melin on June 26, 2008

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“Wanted” is, quite simply, every nerdy fanboy’s fantasy come true in fast-paced, ridiculously fun fashion.

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Big news on the “Watchmen” front: the much-anticipated Alan Moore graphic novel adaptation’s trailer will appear before “The Dark Knight,” which opens July 18. Collider has a big interview with director Zack Snyder (“300″) from the red carpet at the Saturn Sci-Fi Awards. Nicolas Cage and Pierce Brosnan will star in Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski’s [...]

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Part 2 of 3: Eric has the first full-length interview with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne following the exclusive, festival-only screenings of the new Flaming Lips movie, “Christmas on Mars.” Also included are clips from “Christmas on Mars,” clips from its pre-advance trailer, and some front row footage of The Flaming Lips’ amazing performance headlining [...]

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These days, movie soundtracks can go many different ways. There’s the compilation of pop songs,  songs scored specifically for the movie, and the original scores. Whether the movie or the music came first, a good soundtrack makes you feel like you’re watching the movie again when you’re listening to it. Following up J.D.’s Top 10 Soundtracks [...]

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Part 1 of 3: Eric has the first full-length interview with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne following the exclusive, festival-only screenings of the new Flaming Lips movie, “Christmas on Mars.” Also included are clips from “Christmas on Mars,” clips from its pre-advance trailer, and some front row footage of The Flaming Lips’ amazing performance headlining [...]

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Well, Friday is here and no new review from myself and J.D. Despite the big comedy showdown happening this weekend between Mike Myers and Steve Carell, we could not see either of them this week. However, we did give away a ton of free advance screening passes to both movies! In other words, we haven’t [...]

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Besides the fact that it mentions three movies from my Top 10 Flops Turned Classics list, I love this great article by Variety’s Anne Thompson about why “Speed Racer” flopped so badly at the box office. Here’s the best three quotes: 1. “Sometimes filmmakers who are experimenting with something new wind up leaving moviegoers behind. Over time, movies [...]

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The Scene-Stealers summer of prizes continues. Now we’re getting into autographed movie collectibles–nice. Straight from Paramount Pictures, we have an authentic full-sized theatrical poster of “The Love Guru” signed by six of the film’s stars. This poster, as you can see below, is signed by: Mike Myers Justin Timberlake Verne Troyer Meagan Good Romany Malco Manu [...]

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Edward Norton and Liv Tyler star in this decent, by-the-books redo/continuation of Marvel’s mean green machine.

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