3 items from 2011
This preview hit the Inwebternet a while back, but it got lost in the Planet Fury shuffle somehow. Also, you might've noticed we had server issues for a few days. Plus, we overslept. Then there was that pesky combination anthrax scare and bursitis attack. Did we mention our dog ate our homework? Oh, who are we kidding. Let's fall back on that old seasonal favorite — when in doubt, blame Christmas!
Anyway, I personally don't remember the Jack the Giant Killer story being quite this, umm, intense. But, hey, it is about a boy who is almost eaten by a cannibalistic colossus. Of course, he was kinda asking for it by breaking into the big guy's castle and stealing his golden goose and prize princess. »
Super-stardom always looks so inevitable in retrospect: of course Ryan Gosling would make a name for himself in well-received indie movies like Lars and the Real Girl and Blue Valentine, while also finding popular success in movies like The Notebook and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
But is that true? Once you each a certain level and generate the "right" kind of buzz, is super-stardom inevitable?
As near as I can tell, Hollywood is still basically playing by the "three-flops-and-you're-out" rule: after a leading actor's breakthrough success, he gets about three more roles to prove himself.
If these movies flop, and if their name recognition is still high enough because of that initial break-through, they »
- Brent Hartinger
Blu-ray Combo Pack Review
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Due Out: February 8, 2011
Plot: Marni (Bell) comes home for her brother’s wedding, only to find out that he’s marrying the girl (Yustman) who made high school a living hell for her.
Who’S It For? Kristen Bell fans will be glad to see her comedic talents on display. Otherwise, it’s just your general, fluffy comedy about the perils of navigating high school, so high schoolers may get a kick out of it.
You Again is a rare breed of movie. It has all the makings of a decent comedy, with some exceptional female comediennes on hand, but it never seems to find its footing. I admit that this might be my own fault as much as it is the movie’s. »
- Calhoun Kersten
3 items from 2011
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