Friday, September 16, 2011

Coppola, Hollywood and 'Tranformers' stink, Ryan Gosling takes off his shirt!
Coppola’s latest is ‘shockingly bad’
                Or so says critic Chris Bumbray, who goes on to say he left the theater “depressed” and described it as an “utter failure.”
                Oh how the mighty have fallen. It seems like just yesterday, Francis Ford Coppola was delighting audiences with “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now.”
                And now here he is, responsible for “Twixt,” possibly one of the worst films of the year and allegedly the worst thing to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival, according to Bumbray. He gave the film a 1 out of 10 grade.
                It’s all very sad.
                “Twixt” stars another fallen icon Val Kilmer as a horror novelist enlisted to help a small town solve a murder. Hmm… that doesn’t seem like a smart idea, but what do I know.
                “Twixt” debuted at the TIFF last week and is currently awaiting a stateside release. Keep your fingers crossed!

6 reasons why Hollywood is an evil, vile place
                Check out this list from Film School Rejects detailing the seedier side of the movie business.
                Included are the reasons why movie theater popcorn is so damn expensive and why you should never say the words: “You know what would make a great movie?” near the heads of any of the major studios.
                Lots of cussing, but this is really a fascinating lesson on the ways movie studios screw over everyone and anyone they can--- including us, the movie going public.

      ‘Dark of the Moon’ hits Blu-Ray, Best action movie of all time?
           Perhaps you’ve noticed the commercials for the Blu-Ray version of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” proclaiming it as “the best action movie of all time!”
                “Best action movie of all time?” Really? Unless there is a brand new version of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” hitting Blu-Ray, one that is completely different in every way from the one that was in theaters, this statement is a complete and utter lie.
                “Dark of the Moon” is the best of the live action “Transformers” movies, but honestly that’s not saying much. The other two were ridiculous.
                So who is the genius responsible for this quote? It wasn’t easy, but I did a little leg work and it seems to come from Rusty Gatenby, the Traffic and Entertainment Reporter for ABC TV, St. Paul, MN.
                Mr. Gatenby should be congratulated because his review (which I can only imagine started as a shameless trick to get his name in print) has proven once and for all, that opinions CAN be--- and frequently are--- wrong. Drop the confetti!
          Hitting the Silver Screen
                New in theaters this week:
  • "Straw Dogs"- 39% Certified Rotten (
  • "Drive"- 93% Certified Fresh (
  • "I Don’t Know How She Does It"- 20% Certified Rotten (
                So, we’ve got “Drive,” a very solid looking action, neo noir thriller starring a hopefully shirtless Ryan Gosling, bookended by a pair of worthy Cheese List candidates.
                Not a bad weekend for fans of mediocre cinema! Get out there  and enjoy it.

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