Archive for June, 2010

It’s News Day Tuesday

Posted in Contributor: Jon, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2010 by Jon

by Jon

It’s your favorite babysitter, Reverend Jon! Speaking of babysitters, REMAKE NEWS! Can’t find where I first read about it, but a remake of your favorite Christina Applegate movie is in the works as they say in the industry.

Pajiba reports that the remake is still in the early stages and no names are attached yet. Any picks for a Christina Applegate update? Taylor Momsen? Continue reading

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's Mexico Bound!

And I am just WAY! TOO! EXCITED! TO BLOG! 

Yes, tomorrow I’m headed south of the border with a group of attractive and promiscuous (kidding!) friends that include: The Good Girl, The Wisecracker, The Rebel, The Engineer and ME. Hopefully it won’t end up like this: 

 

And by that, I mean incredibly boring and stupid. (read the book instead, y’all. It’s fantastic.) 

So I’m going to throw out what little news I can be arsed to gather today as my head is already nose-deep in a book on the beach, hand grasped around a frosty beer and toes wriggling in the sand. Let’s hop to!  Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Oz Oz Oz Oz Oz YAWN.

 Lord, are there a lot of Wizard of Oz projects on the horizon! And yet none of them is a faithful adaptation of the book (not the musical!) Wicked. le sigh.  

 The funny thing is, I kind of love all the names attached. Glee’s Lea Michele is set to star in an adaptation also featuring Dan Akroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart and Oliver Platt (?!) in a movie musical. Uhm but Bryan Adams is doing the music. wtf? And the OTHER adaptation is a prequel titled Oz, The Great and Powerful directed by SAM RAIMI and starring ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.! Still, yawn. (read my review of Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell here.)  

 Michael Bay shocks the hell out of me by admitting that he is human and makes mistakes. The next Transformers is to include less wacky “comedy,” fewer racist robot stereotypes (none, dare we hope?) and not nearly so many endings. And of course, no Megan Fox. (read my write-up of megalomaniac Bay here.)   Continue reading

The Human Centipede: First Sequence

Posted in Contributor: Jerry, Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by jerryochoa

by guest blogger Jerry!

The Human Centipede marks the first time in nearly 40 years of professional film reviewing that Roger Ebert has refused to issue a “star” rating. According to Ebert, “The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.”

Strong words, Mr. Ebert. Ebert’s review set the tone for what was to follow – an unprecedented outpouring of disgust, outrage, and occasional praise for a unique genre film that seemed to be seeking out exactly that mix of emotions.

It’s hard to imagine a movie with more horrified/fascinated hype behind it, and in that sense, Ebert is right. The second you hear the title, The Human Centipede, you pretty much know whether or not this is a movie for you. Still not sure? Here, take a look at the poster:

Any questions?

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Splice

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by xymarla

 

You should know that Splice is not a movie for the feminists among you. Or the scientists. I’m frankly flummoxed as to how to proceed with this review, as Splice is about a dozen movies rolled into one and it’s very nearly stumped me. Some of those movies are pretty sweet. Some of them are tedious and stupid. And some of the movies are offensive and infuriating. Allow me to break it down for you!

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Sex and the City 2: The Horror That Took Manhattan

Posted in Contributor: Erin, Film Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by xymarla

by guest blogger Erin!

The other night, having little to do with myself which did not involve being a productive member of society, I took myself down to the local cinema, intent on watching a dazzling comedy, full of madcap adventure, strong performances and a bit of nostalgia for a time when I didn’t feel that the lead actors were phoning in their every performance.

 

Unfortunately, Get Him to the Greek was sold out.  So I watched Sex and the City 2 instead. 

Gentle readers, I haven’t seen a movie this horrifying and emotionally scarring since the time I sat on marla’s couch, watching the credits roll on Deadgirl, and wondering if I was ever going to be able to scrub the images in that movie out of my head (answer: no.  Which is why Deadgirl is awesome).  What’s worse is that my cinematic companions – that family in front sharing stale popcorn, the giggly girls in back who actually called each other “girlfriend,” as in, “you go, girlfriend!” – did not even realize the horror that was being splashed across the screen.  They mistakenly believed that this movie was some sort of comedic effort, but I knew better.  This movie is terror.  I shall endeavor now to detail for you all the evil machinations of the worst screen villain in years: the Excess Villain.

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Blog News, Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's shaking things up at Danny Isn't Here!

You heard it here first, folks! Maybe you noticed the fancy new header? (Please save your oohs and ahhs until the end of the post.) Even more exciting, I’ve restructured the categories! So now they make actual, real sense! And you can use them to find things! In addition to using our search function (search “Frank Langella” and you’ll find every post that refers to him. It’s a very useful tool.), you can always find every archived post organized in an easy way under the Site Index or by perusing the categories on the homepage sidebar. This post will be categorized under “News Day Tuesday,” “Movie News” and “TV News,” for instance. Erin’s SATC2 post will be archived under “Contributor: Erin” and “Film Review.” Tomorrow’s Splice post can be found under “Film Review,” “Horror Movie Review” and “Sci-Fi Movie Review.” (But decidedly not under “A+ Review” which will be saved for those films that earn the highest grade. Alas, Splice hella doesn’t.)

 So let’s get to it!  

 

You can find the first two trailers for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World here, as well as a panel-by-panel comparison of the nods to the original comic material. Looks awesome!  

 

More details regarding the roller coastery Fright Night remake. Yes, the cast is good, but it’s set in…Vegas? What happened to quaint little Everytown, USA? And the Peter Vincent character (originally played by the great Roddy McDowall) will be a Criss Angel type? Uhm ew. Read my review of the original Fright Night here.  

Some great images and a behind-the-scenes peek at AMC’s summer series adaptation of the phenomenal comic The Walking Dead at the linkContinue reading