The already impossibly badass cast of "The Expendables 2" just got even more badass, albeit in a rather unexpected way.
Instead of tapping a new action movie hero to join the star-studded likes of Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, it's an athlete who's joining the "Expendables" ranks. Specifically, the currently number one-ranked tennis player [...]
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman will be playing with fire if he tries to sidestep questions about Nickelodeon’s declining ratings on Monday when he addresses the annual UBS Global Media & Communications Conference: Even some of his company’s more faithful supporters are beginning to wonder what the hell is going on. Today, Nomura Equity Research’s Michael Nathanson joined the pack, decreasing his price target for Viacom shares by $1 to $54 based largely on what he calls the “inexplicable declines” at the channel. He says that Viacom’s total ad growth could be as low as 3% in the last three months of 2011. The reason: Nick’s contribution to Viacom’s ad sales jumps from about 15% most of the year to 25% during the holiday season as companies turn to the kids channel to market toys, movies, and gifts. Nathanson says that’s a problem now given that Nick’s ratings “are down in the high teens, and that the remaining networks are also down (by about -4%).” The poor results plus Viacom’s refusal to provide guidance on ad expectations “remains the core controversy,” Nathanson says. (He still has a “buy” recommendation for Viacom, in part because its plan to repurchase $10B of its shares offsets the new earnings risks.) Early this month, Dauman described the drop in Nick’s ratings beginning in September as a “blip” largely attributable to problems with Nielsen’s measurements — a charge that the ratings ... Read More »
'Fraggle Rock' was one of the first original programmed shows on HBO long before 'Sex and the City' and 'The Sopranos' came along. Now here's the complete series collection to bring back your childhood memories.
When I saw that 'Fraggle Rock' was one of those Amazon Gold Box deals for the holidays, I had to write about it since this show brings back some great childhood memories. Remember the memorable song "Dance your cares away, Worry’s for another day. Let the music play, Down at Fraggle Rock!" Even now watching the video on You Tube, I have that tune stuck in my head and can catch myself nodding along at the desk. Between Jim Henson's eccentric show with the Muppets plus other characters and those 'Make Your Own Adventure' books, my future in movies was set in stone. The imagination on this little cable show (back then HBO was a struggling little cable station playing reruns of 'Deliverance' late at night when we were supposed to be in bed and not watching that piggy scene) was amazing. Even watching it today, the show still stands up without feeling hackneyed or corny as many shows from our childhood can be.
Now for those of you that have no clue about this delightful show, Fraggle Rock is a cavernous underground ecosystem populated by the Fraggles. These peacefully hedonistic creatures are Muppet sized and they take great joy in music, lazing, playing and eating the constructions of the Doozers, gnome-like and hard hat wearing creatures who are the polar opposite of the Fraggles. The Doozers are more Type A personalities who love to work, and the fact that the Fraggles eat their structures never seems to bother them as it gives them more purpose to continue building their structures. The star Fraggles are Gobo (the Fraggle that everyone strives to be) and his friends Mokey (the typical emo artist), Wembley (the goofy funny one), Boober (the neurotic mess) and Red, who reminded me much of Peppermint Patty with her more 'boyish' appeal. Read More: http://bestmoviesevernews.com/4-fraggle-rock-christmas-holiday-series-review-28/
What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that doesn’t mess around. If it tells you to leave town or else it will shoot you on the spot, then you’d better believe that it will shoot you on the spot. Lucky for you, it would never ask you to leave town. All it asks is that you come back and read on a nightly basis. Or else. We open tonight with a bit of news for your boob tube. FX has set dates for the return of Justified and Archer, two favorite shows of mine. Both are coming back in January. They’ve also given the green light to an animated comedy called Unsupervised, which features the likes of Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Romany Malco, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega. It’s about teens who are forced to navigate through life without parental supervision. Either way, did I mention that Justified is coming back? Walton Goggins, man… James Rocchi at MSN’s The Hitlist has a great interview with veteran actor Robert Forster about The Descendants and making your fake punches count. “I’m going to punch you,” his character says to a smart-alecky kid in the movie. You can probably figure out the rest. Fully jazzed a week after seeing Martin Scorsese’s latest film, I’m more than excited to share a number of links to great pieces written about Hugo. First, over at io9, Meredith Woerner tells us What Martin Scorsese’s Hugo taught us about the Grandfather of Science Fiction film, George [Due to Content Scraping and Theft, we have been forced to try abbreviated feeds. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and woud very much appreciate you clicking through to view the full article on FilmSchoolRejects.com]
It's been a long and winding road bringing the indie film "Girlfriend" to a national audience, but all that work has finally paid off. The flick, which stars Jackson Rathbone, Shannon Woodward and Evan Sneider, was awarded the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Audience Award at last night's Gotham Awards in New York City. The fan-voted [...]
'Men In Black 3' isn't the biggest anticipated movie for Summer 2012, but they're trying to get the marketing campaign spinning with a new viral site plus a couple cool looking posters below.
I thought 'Men In Black 2' pretty much sucked and was a little surprised when news hit way back when that there would be a third entry in the franchise. The first one was funny as hell and really good...it's too bad they couldn't have just let things be. But when a movie makes major bucks, those studios are bound and determined to rape it of its essence and basically turn a pure innocent into a bleeding harlot. Nice visual, I know, but man, when will Hollywood ever learn? Granted, it's got a killer cast with Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, Bill Hader, Jemaine, Clment and Michael Stuhlbarg along with returning stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. If you recall, we reported back in February about another setback on the film when the script needed more tweaking. Then last April, 'Men In Black 3' confirmed that it was back filming again. We kept hearing about all the onset diva squabbled (including director Sonnenfeld), but that's to be expected with all the heavies involved in this franchise. So here's two of the latest posters that have surfaced for the film below.
With the entire original run of The Twilight Zone available to watch instantly, we?re partnering with Twitch Film to cover all of the show?s 156 episodes. Are you brave enough to watch them all with us? The Twilight Zone (Episode #112): ?No Time Like The Past? (airdate 3/7/63) The Plot: A man goes to the past to right some wrongs…but can he? The Goods: Stupid, crappy old time travel. It’s such a spectacular innovation, but we can never do anything good with it (except that one time I stole Hitler’s wallet). As it turns out, things are pretty much set in stone. But Paul Driscoll (Dana Andrews) doesn’t believe that. So, he sets out into the ether of things already seen to try to change history’s course. This story is so by-the-numbers that you can almost see Rod Serling connecting the dots in the background of some of the shots. Driscoll begins his quest with the highest of intentions – to go back and save as many people as possible from the horrors of war (and other people). Unfortunately, circumstances keep him from warning a police officer in Hiroshima about the incoming atomic bomb (I guess Nagasaki was on its own?), from taking out Hitler, and from changing the course of the Lusitania before it gets targeted by a German U-boat. The lesson is that no matter how hard you try, and even if you have a time machine, you cannot alter the past. At least, you can’t alter the [Due to Content Scraping and Theft, we have been forced to try abbreviated feeds. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and woud very much appreciate you clicking through to view the full article on FilmSchoolRejects.com]
Cyber Monday would naturally be extended for the entire week, and here's some more great deals from Amazon including an enormous 'Matrix Trilogy' blu-ray box set plus everyone's favorite 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
Yeah, I know the first 'Matrix' movie set a high standard which the other two in the trilogy just didn't live up to, but now you can have the entire ginormous blu-ray collection with so many extras, you'll have plenty of things to love if you're a fan of the movie or bitch about if you want a long weekend of critiquing! Below is everything you get in this sweet little deal of a box. Then below there's plenty of other great deals for Christmas gifts or self treats. I'm going for the self treat after spending so much on everyone else this year. It is the time to give yourself some good loving!
Even not being a huge fan of the other two films, I have to say that when I got this as a birthday gift this year, I was pretty impressed with everything that came with it, and the sound was really sweet. So here's all the lengthy details. If you're not wanting to go into the 'Matrix' skip on below for the other killer deals. The only thing missing from this box set was that book from the woman Sophia Stewart who claims she's the true 'Mother Of the Matrix', but I don't think Warner Bros would care for that. Disc #1 – The Matrix (1999)