Archive for Kevin Costner

MR. BROOKS

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by xymarla

So many characters with so much trite, stupid backstory. So many serial killers. So many twists. So many dropped storylines. Such a weak-ass ending. Meet Mr. Brooks.

Mr. Brooks stars Kevin Costner as a wealthy Portland businessman, family man and philanthropist. Also he’s a serial killer. So there’s that. The movie casts a scenery-hungry William Hurt as his personified, murderous inner voice, so there’s that, too. Demi Moore plays the hard-boiled detective with an eerie insight into Mr. Brooks’ modus operandi, and Dane Cook plays a mechanical engineer who decides he also wants to be a serial killer. That’s right: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, and Dane Cook. You would be forgiven for thinking this movie was made in the 90s. You would also be wrong. 2007, my friends!

Read it in the Make It Stop feature over at Badass Digest!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2011 by xymarla

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As you’ve likely heard by now, Adrianne Palicki is David E. Kelley’s new Wonder Woman. Solid casting. Pity she’ll be wasted on such a suck of a show. Linda Carter supports the new show, for whatever that is worth.

Mila Kunis is out for the Hughes Bros.’ live action Akira and in for Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful along with James Franco (replacing Robert Downey, Jr.) in the titular role. Kunis will play the Wicked Witch of the West in her younger, fairer years. Raimi, Franco and Kunis make an appealing team, particularly when paired with the great writer David Lindsay-Abaire. I’m in. (Read my review of Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell here.)

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As desperately hoped for last week, Shane Black is confirmed to direct Iron Man 3. Hells to the yes!

As desperately dreaded last week, DJ Caruso will be directing the Preacher adaptation. This is going to be devastatingly shitty, y’all. Continue reading