Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. This time around, we’ve got six new clips, ranging from the newest quirk-drenched comedy by the folks behind Little Miss Sunshine to a slice of cartoonish violence starring Billy Bob Thornton to The Channing Tatum Stripper Movie. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
This week on Go Fug Yourself, we examined … Read More
Hey, guess what: 2012 is like, four days away. Exciting, eh? Well, aside from that whole Mayan calendar/end of the world business. And that there’s going to be a Presidential campaign all damned year, and the economy’s still in the toilet, and Community is on a “hiatus”… On second thought, 2012 is already looking pretty terrible, and it hasn’t even started yet.
No, wait! There will be new movies! Many, many new movies. And don’t kid yourself: plenty of them are going to be terrible (I mean, there’s a Battleship movie coming out, for God’s sake). But some of them look awesome! So in the spirit of cautious optimism, join us after the jump for a look at ten 2012 releases that we’re genuinely looking forward to. … Read More
As the year winds to a close, you’ve seen plenty of “best of 2011″ lists — and we’ve certainly contributed a few of our own to the mix. Wading through them can lead to a sense of fatigue; yes, we liked The Artist and Hugo and The Descendants and The Tree of Life just fine too, but it feels like we’re reading praise for all the same movies and performances, everywhere we look. So, late in the “best of” season, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight a few films and actors who, we feel, are getting overlooked in the year-end shuffle. Our picks are after the jump; yours (we hope) will join in the comments. … Read More
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week’s seven trailers include several big-franchise sequels and (sort of) prequels (we think); check ‘em all out after the jump. … Read More
Contrary to what some of the more curmudgeonly folks you might be reading have said, 2011 was actually a very good year for film, in which countless filmmakers either ignored the industry’s distrust of originality entirely, or found new and interesting ways to smuggle bits of revelation and surprise even into formulaic franchise pictures. You’ll see a lot of “best of the year” lists floating around that run down many of the same easy picks for the year’s best films, but since each film is an accumulation of small parts — scenes, lines, pauses, etc. — we thought it would be fun to pick out some of the little, specific moments that stayed in our movie-going memories over the course of 2011. Ours are after the jump; we hope to see yours in the comments. … Read More
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. We’ve got a whopping eleven trailers for you this week, offering everything from animation to big-budget studio comedy to Sundance hopefuls; check ‘em out after the jump. … Read More
There’s something that’s off in the trailer for Rob Letterman‘s (Monsters vs Aliens) new Jack Black comedy Gulliver’s Travels. Maybe it’s the unbelievable storyline: Black plays a mailroom clerk who gets demoted by some kid, and then plagiarizes his way into a travel writing assignment that sends him to the Bermuda Triangle. Maybe it’s the weird romantic plot: Amanda Peet + Jack Black does not compute. Maybe it’s the fact that Hollywood has taken Jonathan Swift’s hidden island of Lilliput and turned it into a full on bro-fest, complete with fist bumps and Foosball tables. (In fact, if he saw this, he’d probably want to eat Letterman and turn his skin into ladies gloves.) Maybe it’s our frustration that the fantastic Emily Blunt doesn’t event get to speak! Or maybe we’re just bitter because this is yet another movie that’s coming out in 3D, and that’s $20 we weren’t looking to spend. … Read More
Girl (Emily Blunt) bumps into boy (Matt Damon) on the bus. Boy falls for girl’s beuatiful ballerina legs. They end up in bed. Then Roger Sterling shows up and explains that he’s one of the people “who makes sure that things happen according to plan.” These agents monitor the entire world. And these two people were never supposed to meet. In fact, it will ruin everything that they’ve worked for. If The Adjustment Bureau sounds strange, it’s because it’s based on a short story by none other than Philip K. Dick. We think it looks promising; kind of like The Bourne Identity meets your better-than-average romcom. But not very sci-fi at all. Take a look at the trailer after the jump and weigh in. … Read More