Archive for March, 2010

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla is Officially the Crummiest Blogger on the Internet!

So I pinky swear to get back to some REAL REVIEWS on old DIH next week, but in the meantime, check out the archives and dig the scoop!

hot tub time machine

I haven’t yet seen Hot Tub Time Machine, but obviously it’s already my favorite film of 2010. So the news that director Steve Pink is grabbing the genre reins to bring us Werewolves of Reseda, described as “Teen Wolf meets The Hangover” sounds, well, probably terrible but possibly awesome! 

  

So many new, exciting details are being revealed about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Pics. A description of the world’s most mind-blowingly magnificent ride. JK’s involvement. The portraits! Dumbledore’s office! Honeydukes! GEEKGASM ALERT.  Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Hollywood is boring the shit out of me lately!

 I thought this was already official? Well, it’s officially lame, at any rate. Scream 4 is a go, with the original cast attached, Kevin Williamson tweeting the hell out of it, and…yes. Wes Craven confirmed to direct. Sigh. I love the 90s?

kevin smith 

Speaking of the 90s, Kevin Smith’s horror movie Red State is apparently finally in the works. We’ll see about that, homes. Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! It's a quickie today, folks!

Sorry, friends, I’m swamped! 

 

Slash Film visited the set of Tron Legacy and got some great pics

 

Christopher Nolan gives a wonderful interview here about Batman, Superman and Inception. Continue reading

Sorority Row

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by xymarla

Ahh, Sorority Row. You were both awesomer and less awesome than the movie I thought I was going to see.

Granted, the film I thought I was going to see was a cheap, cheesy, hilariously bad slasher flick. And wow, Sorority Row was that. But frankly, I expected more nudity out of a rated R horror movie set in a sorority house! Am I wrong to expect that? Don’t pretend you’re too classy for that, movie! Own your sleaze! Like Lost Boys 2: The Tribeas a timely for instance. That’s why that particular gem got a C+ to your slipshod C, Sorority Row.

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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , on March 10, 2010 by xymarla

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever is a BAD movie. But I kinda dug it, for that.

You may ask yourself why I bothered to watch a straight-to-vid horror sequel. That is a perfectly reasonable question. I generally avoid such schlock, and sadly, Cabin Fever 2 pretty much reinforced that stance. But Eli Roth’s original Cabin Fever is on my Top 50 Horror Movies of the Decade list; more importantly, Cabin Fever 2 director Ti West’s The House of the Devil is on my Top 50 list, as well.

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! I saw the face-melting Tron Legacy trailer in IMAX 3D!

 And you can too, if you watch Alice in Wonderland! Or you can just watch it on your computer screen and only melt your face a little bit. (read my Alice review here.) 

 

Meredith over at io9 broke down the trailer and analyzed each still for us. Do you guys think if I stole her identity, she’d notice? 

 

And she’s got the brand new Iron Man 2 trailer here. May 7th! May 7th!  Continue reading

Quickie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Posted in Fantasy Movie Review, Film Review, Quickie Review with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by xymarla

I’ve got a full blogging plate this week, but I had to take a moment to recommend Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland to you guys!

I have to admit, after reading many tepid reviews, I was beginning to feel pretty uneasy about this version of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton created an entirely new story of the 19-year-old Alice’s return to Wonderland, and that’s an extraordinarily ballsy endeavor. Fortunately, the risk paid off.

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Mother (Madeo) 2009

Posted in Contributor: Jon, Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , on March 5, 2010 by Jon

by: Reverend Jon

How can you go wrong with a director whose name includes the words “Ho” and “Bong”? The answer: not at all! I have not had the pleasure of seeing many of Mr. Bong’s movies, but when my friend over at Grad Gastronomy recommended The Host to me a few years ago, I was delighted by his clever mix of creature horror, humor, and little guy vs. Big Brother. When the bf and I saw the trailer for Mother (shown before House) we looked at each other with “got to see that” looks on our faces. Continue reading

Smallville Renewed!

Posted in Television News with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by xymarla

(Like this post? Check out my other blog Watchtower, your information home base for all things Smallville!)

YAY!!! I knew it was just a matter of time considering the stellar Friday night ratings, but I find myself so excited about this news!!

I do hope (and believe) the 10th season will be the final one, as Clark is so close to completing his journey into becoming Superman. And anyway, ten is a lovely, round number, don’t you think?

I have long cherished a dream image of Tom Welling in the series finale, come May 2011, standing on a building in his iconic red cape, staring impassively into the distance, and then shooting off into the sky…roll credits.

Make it so, CW. Make it so.

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Only Amy Heckerling has the power to make vampires awesome again!

 Star Krysten Ritter reveals that Amy Heckerling’s next film will be a “Clueless for vampires,” a premise which seems capable of single-handedly reviving the dwindling empire of sparkle moodiness. 

 

The Superman reboot will be written by Batman Begins and Blade screenwriter David Goyer. This is good news! The remake will not star Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth and it will not be directed by Bryan Singer. This is also good news! 

 

Check out a Q&A with Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski here. And surprise surprise, Disney’s already talking trilogyContinue reading