One Night at McCool's (2001)
"The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," once set up over at Screen Gems, is still moving with Constantin Films and Unique Features announcing today that they are backing the Lily Collins led film, with "Karate Kid" helmer Harald Zwart to direct. An adaptation of the popular young adult novel series by Cassandra Clare, the story is set in contemporary New York City, and follows a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother,
Liv Tyler reminds us that she is indeed the daughter of the frontman of Aerosmith as she shows off her own not-too-shabby set of pipes in a completely unexpected video for Givenchy perfume.
The "Incredible Hulk" star does an electronica (or something) cover of Inxs' "Need You Tonight" in this extended commercial that proves she can carry a tune almost as well as the late Michael Hutchence, especially when backed up with sexy black-and-white cinematography and usually-unseen dancers who steal more than a few fondles and feels.
(Is this actually the first time we've heard Liv sing? Did she sing in "Empire Records" or "The Lord of the Rings" or, uh, "One Night at McCool's" or anything? Refresh our memory if you know.)
Anyway, we'll think you agree that this video smells good, and kudos especially for not changing the "There's something about you, girl
Gorgos plays her part with perfect dry humor. Here's her response to Liv Tyler, lost in soapy ecstasy in this sexy car wash scene from "One Night at McCool's:"
"It's a good idea to keep car-wash soap off your skin... I can't even imagine what would it be like getting in your eye." Of course, Tyler probably didn't have to worry about any of that.
Date of Assessment: August 27, 2010
Positive Buzzwords: Underrated, adaptable, resilient
Negative Buzzwords: Stagnant, B-lister, old dog
The Case: In the 1980s, teen heartthrob Matt Dillon lingered on the (hopeful) lips of teen girls, who passionately plastered their bedroom walls with his hunky photo spreads from Bop and Tiger Beat magazines, everwhere. It was at this time that Dillon regularly portrayed hunky hoodlums and banging bullies in film like Over the Edge and My Bodyguard. It was also a decade during which Dillon rose to stardom as an S.E. Hinton darling who hailed from the wrong side of the tracks (quite literally, relative to Tulsa terminology) in Tex, The Outsiders, and Rumble Fish. While these movies led to a career breakthrough, they were all very similar stories with very similar characters as well. Although Dillon managed the occasional change of pace
The players: Director: Harald Zwart, Writer: Christopher Murphey, Cast: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson
Facts of interest: Zwart also helmed "One Night at McCool's."
The plot: Dre and his mom move to China, where is beaten to the ground and ends up learning kung fu to fight back once and for all.
Our thoughts: In the mood to watch some kids beating the hell out of each other? Then Harald Zwart’s remake of “The Karate Kid” is just the right movie for you. There is indeed a solid dose of hardcore punching and kicking in this family film, and yet viewers young and old keep clapping until the last kid on the big screen is knocked to the ground hard. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
9 - The one film attempting to position itself for Oscar recognition will have an uphill climb, especially since three Animated Feature spots have practically been snatched up by Coraline, Ponyo, and Up, and there's plenty of competition for two remaining, should there be two remaining. Critical reaction hasn't been very kind, except toward the visuals and I'm reminded of how many filmmakers today are fantastic visual artists desperately in need of writers who aren't anywhere to be found. [rotten tomatoes / metacritic]
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Steve Martin will reprise his role as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the modern-day farce. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber penned the screenplay, which follows the continuing adventures of the French detective.
In January, Sony tapped veteran comedy scribes Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to rewrite the sequel (HR 1/12).
Robert Simonds is producing, and Shawn Levy, who directed the most recent Pink Panther, is executive producing.
Elizabeth Cantillon and Devon Franklin are overseeing for Sony, which is eyeing a late August start date.
Zwart, whose helming credits include Agent Cody Banks and One Night at McCool's, is repped by ICM.
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.