Tag: FilmDrunk

Weekend Box Office: Everything Is Decidedly Not Awesome For ‘The Lego Movie 2’

Warner Brothers All the right conditions existed this weekend for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part to be a huge hit. Critics loved it (84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and so have audiences (A- Cinemascore). Moviegoers have been starved for a big new release since the holidays; the last two weekends haven’t even seen […]

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Oreo, The Model For Rocket Raccoon In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ Has Died At Age 10

Getty Image The adorable, real-life raccoon used to model the animated, machine-gun toting Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies has gone to the big trash can in the sky. Director James Gunn used rotoscoping with real animal models to make Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) look as realistic as possible, with […]

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Frotcast 402: Neeson’s Folly, With Burnsy, Joey Devine, And Sal Calanni

Via wp-image-401494128   http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_402_Neeson_s_Folly_Feat_Burnsy_Joey_Devine_And_Sal_Calanni.mp3 Click to download here. We’ve got another brand new episode of the Frotcast for your young supple minds to feed upon. This week, Matt and Vince are joined by the incomparable Ashley Burns who was more than pleased to give some sound parenting advice. Also gracing the Frotquarters were comedians Sal […]

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Mayhem, Murder, And Satan: Norwegian Black Metal Finally Hits The Big Screen In ‘Lords Of Chaos’

vice films It’s hard to remember now where it was I read that first article on Norwegian black metal back in the ’90s because since then I’ve read and watched everything I could find on the subject. It’s an irresistible story, lurid and somehow equal parts goofy and macabre. Some Norwegian kids got into satanic […]

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Martin Scorsese’s Mob Movie ‘The Irishman’ Is Expected To Be Released On Netflix This Year

Getty Image It’s been nearly three years since Martin Scorsese’s last film, the magnificent Silence, and in that time, he’s been working on two projects for Netflix: a Bob Dylan documentary and The Irishman. Based on Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, the gangster-drama stars Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, a former […]

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Kevin Smith Reveals Zack Snyder’s Original Storyline For A ‘Justice League’ Trilogy

Warner Kevin Smith has been on a roll this week, forsaking hockey jerseys, memorializing Stan Lee, and revealing details about the Justice League trilogy Zack Snyder was working on before a death in the family derailed his plans. Joss Whedon took over Justice League (our review here), which ultimately made less money than expected (Aquaman […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Being Sued For Allegedly Skiing Into Someone Then Skiing Away

Getty Image Gwyneth Paltrow’s life took a strange turn. Once upon a time she was an Oscar-winning thespian married to a rock star. Now she’s a kind of cult leader who claims she popularized Yoga and was sued last year over something called “vaginal jade eggs.” No doubt her reputation is still reeling from a […]

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The Next ‘Bill And Ted’ Movie Could Be Here Much Sooner Than Anyone Expected

Orion Pictures 2019 is proving to be a memorable year for Keanu Reeves, with both the biggest flop (Replicas) and possibly highest-grossing film (Toy Story 4) in his career coming out within a seven-month span. There’s also the much-anticipated John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and, speaking of third movies in cult franchises, maybe even […]

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‘The Report’ Is An Explosive Political Thriller About Exposing The CIA’s Torture Program

Sundance Film Festival The Report is a political thriller about uncovering the CIA’s torture program that plays out like a national security version of Spotlight or The Insider, a taut barnburner that’s explosive without explosions. It’s a movie that largely takes place in the world of government bureaucracy that never forgets the human costs of […]

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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile’ Depicts Ted Bundy As A Handsome Heartthrob

Sundance Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (try getting that one right the first time without looking it up) comes through on its implicit promise to be provocative (as one imagines any movie about a serial killer like Ted Bundy would be), but not always in the sense that it provokes thought or reflection. More […]

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The Duelling Fyre Festival Documentaries Are Best Experienced Together, Like Wine And Fine Cuisine

Netflix   As you’ve no doubt heard by now, two competing documentaries about the Fyre Festival hit their respective streaming services this past week. Can you believe it hasn’t even been two years since the Fyre Festival? The Fyre Festival was the Kennedy assassination of the social media age and we all remember where we […]

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Matthew McConaughey’s Entire Career Has Led To ‘The Beach Bum’ Trailer

[embedded content] Share This Video It’s the role Matthew McConaughey was born to play: A “rebellious rogue” who spends his days getting high and spouting stoned-wisdom. The Beach Bum comes from the mind of Harmony Korine, whose last film, the highly-entertaining Spring Breakers, is full of twisted pleasures. His new feature doesn’t have four collegestudents […]

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‘Roma’ Star Yalitza Aparicio Had The Best Reaction To Her Historic Oscar Nomination

NETFLIX It’s a time-honored (and fun!) tradition to complain about everything and everyone that didn’t get nominated for an Oscar, rather than salute the deserving films and actors/actresses that did. No If Beale Street Could Talk for Best Picture, Ethan Hawke for Best Actor, Toni Collette for Best Actress, or Eighth Grade for anything? Outrageous! […]

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Weekend Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Is A Hit, But In A Twist, It’s Also A Disappointment

Universal M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is poised to earn around $40.5 million in its first weekend of release, and about $48 million for the four-day weekend. It makes it the third highest grossing release over Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ever, behind American Sniper ($107 million) and Kevin Hart’s Ride Along ($48.6 million). It’s also […]

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Netflix Drops The First Trailer For Steven Soderbergh’s NBA Lockout Drama, ‘High Flying Bird’

[embedded content] Share This Video Since ending his brief retirement, because “I just don’t think movies matter as much any more, culturally,” Steven Soderbergh has directed three films, two of which were shot on iPhones: Unsane and the upcoming High Flying Bird. No, Noel Gallagher isn’t involved. Instead, it’s a sports drama about an agent, […]

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Weekend Box Office: Audiences Turn Out Big for Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside,’ While Keanu’s ‘Replicas’ Is DOA

STX Entertainment Most box-office pundits, including myself, believed that Aquaman had another week in the top spot before Glass finally unseated it. We were wrong. It’s not that Aquaman performed poorly in its fourth week, either. It fell only 44 percent (typical) to score $17.2 million, bringing its total to $287 million domestic, pushing it […]

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Top Chef Power Rankings Week 6: Decadent Canapés And Curdled Redemption

Bravo This week’s Top Chef really highlighted Top Chef‘s cruel side, which is probably my second favorite aspect of the show behind the brutal nitpicks of obscure food (“you call this fermented uni foam, you f*ckin’ IDIOT?”). It was time to bring back the winners of Last Chance Kitchen, Top Chef‘s online consolation bracket of […]

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