10 items from 2011
LatinoReview reader "The Sure Thing' got a chance to go to a screening for "Immortals," which stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, John Hurt, and Mickey Rourke. "Immortals" follows Theseus, a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. Below is the full fan review. Hi Latino Review guys. Just wanted to let you folks know how much I love your site and how I also miss you're early reviews. Always good to hear scoops from the fans and not snobby critics. Decided to send you my own thoughts on a early screening of a great film I caught, Immortals. I have to be honest, I did not want to see this movie when my boyfriend told me he has a pass for it. »
Wove. Twue wove. That’s what fans of The Princess Bride clearly feel for director Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult comic fairy tale. If you woved our cast reunion photo and you ate up the tidbits from our oral history in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly (on stands now), and yet, inconceivably, you still want more… well, as you wish. Here is an expanded version of our in-depth oral history on the making of The Princess Bride.
- Josh Rottenberg
Note to incoming college freshmen: Orientations and handbooks are only going to get you so far in life. You're going to need a rigorous arsenal of film knowledge to get you through these next four years, and we're here to help.
Consider the following nine films an essential primer on preparing for all aspects of college life. Within these hallowed films you'll find info on fraternities, dating, roommates, sports, road trips, law school and becoming a billionaire before graduation. And while we can't guarantee this list will help you graduate and find a job, it'll definitely make the attempt more fun.
After lying dormant for years, the "National Lampoon" franchise was resurrected in 2002 with Ryan Reynolds playing the titular character, a seventh-year senior whose sole mission is to get as many girls in bed as possible. When the trust fund runs out, Wilder takes »
- Jason Newman
John Cusack stars as a teen who repeatedly tries to commit suicide while trying to win back his ex-girlfriend with the help of an incredibly versatile French exchange student – and gets stalked by a paperboy who wants his $2 while barreling down a mountain on one ski — and yet there’s not one extra on the new Better Off Dead… Blu-ray that’s out today? What?!
It’s time to bring back EW Extras, a recurring column that allows us to right these kind of tragic wrongs (see also: Weekend at Bernie’s) and create the DVD extras that never were. »
- Mandi Bierly
So I’ve chosen to begin my new weekly segment ’10 Reasons to Love . . .‘ by highlighting an actor who means more to me than any other.
John Cusack or The Cuse. Possibly the coolest, kindest and most magnetic actor I’ve ever come across. For decades now he’s played roles in films as varied as Being John Malkovich, Con Air, Stand By Me, Serendipity, Max, and even The Thin Red Line. But none of these flicks really showcase the reason why I’ll go out of my way to track down every single film he stars in. Below is a list of 10 films, placed in order, that every self-respecting film fan should check out. If you’re already a Cuse convert then they will serve as a joyful reminder of his work and hopefully illuminate one or two projects that you may not have come across. If you are new »
- Al White
Considering that the majority of his best-known roles are in the somewhat-serious likes of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Mystic River," it's easy to forget that Tim Robbins is a prodigious comic talent. At the start of his career, he appeared mostly in comedies, both good ones ("The Sure Thing," "Bull Durham") and bad ones ("Howard The Duck," "Eric The Viking"). Even today, as an Oscar-winner, Robbins occasionally finds time to crop up in brief roles in gutbusters like "Anchorman" and this summer's "Green Lantern." "Green Lantern" is deliberately funny, right? But it's been a while since Robbins stretched his funny… »
“Paul” beams its way into theaters today. The road trip alien action comedy (oh yeah – it’s all of that and more) stars our favorite Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as they happen upon a visitor from beyond (that’d be Paul, voiced by Seth Rogen) in the desert outside Area 51 while enjoying a post-Comic-Con Rv tour of America’s storied UFO heartland.
Turns out that Paul’s fleeing from government officials – the most menacing of them being the mysterious and driven Agent Zoil (played by Jason Bateman). The sci-fi geeks eventually bond with Paul, becoming fellow fugitives when they accidentally kidnap naïve religious zealot Ruth Buggs (Kristen Wiig). Zoil’s clueless cronies Haggard (Bill Hader) and O’Reilly (Joe Lo Truglio) add to the uproarious mix, as does Jane Lynch in a cameo as a bartender that’ll have you jonesin’ to put sparklers in all your drinks. »
- Katie Calautti
Sex if funny… and sometimes just plain goofy! What better way to mix the two with a good ol’ fashioned sex comedy. That is exactly what they do in the new Warner Bros. movie Hall Pass. And since we here at Wamg appreciate a well done sex comedy, we bring you
In 1985 actor turned director Rob Reiner chose to make his second feature film (after the “mockumentary” This Is Spinal Tap) a more conventional narrative comedy. Specifically the teen sex comedy, but with a twist. He would combine this with a “love on the open road” theme ala It Happened One Night. This forms the structure of The Sure Thing. ‘ Gib’ (John Cusack) hears from his California based buddy Lance (Anthony Edwards) that his blond neighbor is a “sure thing”. Embarking on this cross-country trek West, Gib acquires the up-tight Alison »
- Movie Geeks
Whether you’re trying to avoid the releases this week or augment them with even more movies, your alternate box office offers some options for movies that would play perfectly alongside of (or instead of) the stuff studios are shoving into the megaplex this weekend. This week features Adam Sandler getting sand in his career, a couple of gnomes only Shakespeare could love, a desperate search for a piece of metal, and an immoral ambulance chaser growing a heart three sizes larger. Some Like It Hot (1959) Watch Instead Of: Just Go With It The Pitch: The tropical setting, the lying, and the ridiculous romantic entanglement. Rob Hunter claims that Just Go With It “isn’t as bad as he thought it would be,” but the Billy Wilder-directed classic featuring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon is a sure thing (unlike the sure thing in The Sure Thing). It’s the perfect absurd romance for the »
- Cole Abaius
So sue me, but I love the concept behind Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington’s upcoming actioner “Safe House”. Oh sure, it’s been done to death, but so has the “man on a vengeance” movies, and I can still use a couple of dozen more of those in my diet. Anyways, the Reynolds-Washington “Safe House” has added one sure thing to its cast, and a possible second castmember if everything falls into place. The sure thing is that French actress/singer Nora Arnezeder (sidebar) will be making her American film debut in “Safe House”. LatinoReview says Arnezeder will play Ana Ramos, Ryan Reynolds’ love interest in the movie. Now normally I would say Scarlett Johansson should be very worried (I mean, look at her — that’s one nice looking French gal right there), but since the two are separated, that point seems moot. In the rumor area, Jeff Bridges »
10 items from 2011
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