Tag: FilmDrunk

‘Avengement’ Is Like If ‘John Wick 3’ Were Written By A Character In ‘Snatch,’ And It’s Pretty Damn Great

Via wp-image-401983244 Avengement seems about as close as it gets to a British version of John Wick. Both are punch-’em-up action movies where the fisticuffs count more than their motivations, both are directed by prolific stunt coordinators (Jesse V. Johnson in the case of Avengement), both placing a premium on violent retribution, and they’ve both […]

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Olivia Wilde’s Directorial Debut, ‘Booksmart,’ Aches To Be Something Its Not

Via wp-image-401972769 In an early scene from Booksmart, the feature directing debut of actress Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein’s pedantic overachiever, Molly, discovers with horror that all the “cool” kids she goes to high school with, whom she’s looked down upon for four years as losers and burnouts, are now headed off to colleges just as […]

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Is An Inspired Epic That’s A Fun Romp, Despite Trying A Little Too Hard

Via wp-image-401979524   Our latest display of corporate wokeness comes to us in the form of Disney’s live-action iteration of Aladdin, in which the Sultan’s beautiful daughter Jasmine now yearns not just to be able to choose her own husband, but to be able to eventually rule the kingdom in her own right. “It’s never […]

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Quentin Tarantino Demands Your Silence Over ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Spoilers

SONY Thanos still demands your silence, and so does Quentin Tarantino. Ahead of the world premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the Oscar-winning writer and director published an open letter asking everyone in attendance at Cannes to not spoil his new film. “I love cinema. You love cinema. It’s the journey of discovering […]

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Pod Yourself A Gun: el-p From Run The Jewels On Sopranos Episode 8

Via wp-image-401974219   https://media.blubrry.com/podyourselfagun/s/content.blubrry.com/podyourselfagun/Pod_Yourself_A_Gun_8_El-P_From_Run_The_Jewels_On_The_Legend_Of_Tennessee_Moltisanti_.mp3 Click to download here. Episode eight of The Sopranos, “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti,” premiered on February 28th, 1999. More than 20 years later, we’re discussing it with el-p, hip hop legend and one half of Run The Jewels. And, as it turns out, a huge Sopranos fan. This episode is […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘John Wick’ Assassinates ‘Avengers: Endgame’ At The Box Office

Lionsgate After three weeks in the top spot, Avengers: Endgame, has now passed Avatar to become the second highest grossing film ever in the United States and Titanic to become the second-highest grossing film ever worldwide (behind only Avatar). However, it has also finally hit an iceberg, this one in the form of Keanu Reeves. […]

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John Wick Movies Don’t Need To Be More Than Two Hours Long

Via wp-image-401968926 There’s a lot I love about John Wick 3: Parabellum, beginning with the first scene. John Wick — played by Keanu Reeves, of course — kills a bad guy with a book. He just props it up on a table and places the base of the guy’s skull on it and fatally hobbles […]

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The ‘Midsommar’ Trailer, From The Director Of ‘Hereditary,’ Will Make You Think Twice About Traveling

[embedded content] Share This Video Ari Aster has already pulled off one magic trick, going from making Funny or Die videos like “Tino’s Dick Farts” to writing and directing Hereditary, one of the most spellbinding and chilling horror movies in recent memory. Can he do it again? Based on the full-length trailer for A24’s Midsommar: […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Endgame’ Edges Out ‘Detective Pikachu,’ And There’s Not Much Hustle In ‘The Hustle’

WARNER BROS. Last summer, Avengers: Infinity War managed to hold the top spot at the box office for three weekends before Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool finally bested it. This summer, it looks like Ryan Reynolds and Detective Pikachu are going to fall just short of taking down Endgame in its third weekend, as it puts […]

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When The Formula Turns Insane: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Hits A New Level Of Bizarre

Via wp-image-401960979 The idea of a movie based on a videogame, or a live-action version of a cartoon (both categories to which Pokémon Detective Pikachu belong), are painfully mundane; capitalism at its most uninspired. Yet experienced as a stand-alone film, Detective Pikachu might be one of the weirder movies ever made. Partly that’s due to […]

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‘Long Shot’ Proves Viral Marketing Doesn’t Work, But Charlize Theron Does

Via wp-image-401959085 Last week, a British gossip writer went viral with a tweet comparing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s allegedly schlubby boyfriend Riley Roberts to a “bin raccoon.” In an incredible stroke of serendipity, it sped around the world inspiring parody memes the same day as Long Shot was released, a comedy starring Charlize Theron as a presidential […]

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The Stars Of ‘It: Chapter Two’ Are Being Haunted By Red Balloons On Instagram

New Line Cinema 2017’s It became the highest domestic grossing horror movie of all time, out-earning even The Exorcist in the U.S. and setting high expectations for the second half of the story, It: Chapter Two. Those expectations were perhaps raised even further by the news that the sequel will attempt to recreate an especially […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Dusts ‘Long Shot’ And ‘UglyDolls’

LIONSGATE It was another record-breaking weekend for Avengers: Endgame, which scored another $146 million, which would have been one of the top 25 openings of all time for its first weekend. This, however, was its second weekend, building on the $357 million opening weekend and bringing its ten day total to a whopping $619 million. […]

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Here Are Some Of The Biggest Celebrity Paychecks Of 2019

Paramount Pictures The celebs are at it again. Variety has revealed the amount of pay received by several celebrities in 2019 for thirteen different movies, only one of which (Triple Frontier) has been released. They also revealed that both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt took a big pay cut to work on Quentin Tarantino’s Once […]

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‘Family’ Director Laura Steinel Tells Us How She Pulled Off Making A Sweet, Juggalo-Infused Indie-Comedy

The Film Arcade When I sat down to watch Family I wasn’t expecting much. I knew that it was an indie comedy with a Juggalo angle, and I couldn’t imagine that a nice little dramedy starring the blonde lady from Orange is the New Black (Taylor Schilling) could possibly do right by one of America’s […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Breaking All The Box Office Records

Marvel Studios When you’ve been writing box-office reports for as many years I have, you start looking for ways to generate some excitement in an era in which box-office records are often out of reach for most films. We often resort to something like, “The 12th movie in The Conjuring universe just broke the single-day […]

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Director Alexander Payne On The Making Of ‘Election’ And The Legacy Of Tracy Flick

Getty Image One of my all-time favorite movies, Election, turned 20 this week. I got to chat briefly about it via email with director Alexander Payne, who in 1999 was the relatively unknown director of Citizen Ruth, but who would go on (usually with his writing partner, Jim Taylor) to make About Schmidt, Sideways, The […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Doesn’t Have Any After Credits Scenes (Kind Of)

MARVEL STUDIOS WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. A year after Thanos snapped away half of the life in the known universe, and just over a decade after Tony Stark famously told reporters at a press conference that he was Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame is here. Yes, it’s total runtime clocks in at […]

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20 Years Later, ‘Election’ Is Still A Perfect Satire Of American Politics

MTV/Paramount If anything, the 20 years since the release of Election have only further cemented its place as one of the all-time great movie comedies. The root of comedy is surprise, and in a genre that’s so reliant on newness and topicality, such that most older works almost immediately seem hackneyed and stale, any work […]

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Pod Yourself A Gun 7: AJ Steals The Church Wine, With Justin Halpern

Via wp-image-401942334   https://media.blubrry.com/podyourselfagun/s/content.blubrry.com/podyourselfagun/Pod_Yourself_A_Gun_7_Down_Neck_With_Justin_Halpern.mp3 Click to download here. This week on Pod Yourself A Gun, the podcast where we watch and discuss every episode of The Sopranos, we’re talking episode seven, “Down Neck,” which originally aired February 21, 1999. Our guest is esteemed TV and book writer Justin Halpern (Shit My Dad Says, I Suck […]

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