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Say what you will about Hollywood being full of terrible ideas, at least they’re unoriginal. Two days after I brought you the news of a “gritty reboot” of Fletch, starring Jason Sudeikis, in an “origin story” that would be “closer to...Show More Summary
Ever since the Oscars, it seems like everyone suddenly cares about the Matthew McConaughey stories that only McConaughey scholars like myself used to care about. I won’t complain about you Matty Come Latelies, I’m just glad we’re all here now. McConaughey is one of cinema’s most interesting characters, a guy whose life just seemed to work out from the word go.
More than two hundred emotionally disturbed young people attended the opening night premiere of “James FrancoFest,” IFC’s weeklong celebration of all things James Franco. To understand how significant that is, three years ago I attended a screening at their “KurosawaFest,” where there was only one other person in the audience. Show More Summary
Back in December, we were treated to the really-messed-up-looking trailer for Cheap Thrills, which stars David Koechner and Sara Paxton as a couple that challenges a couple of down on their luck guys to a series of stunts that will earn them a ton of money in the process. Show More Summary
Thanks to our pals at ScreenJunkies, we have the honest trailer for Frozen. I’m glad this exists because every other piece of marketing leads me to believe that Frozen is about a snowman playing with his carrot. FOLLOW Vince on Twitter. FAN...Show More Summary
Our friends from Cinema Sins are back again with a breakdown of “Everything Wrong with Days of Thunder in 8 Minutes or Less,” and I don’t typically disagree with many of the details and accusations in these wonderful videos, but I feel like this one’s a little off base. Show More Summary
Oh Hollywood, your grasp of slang terminology continues to amaze us all. Via Deadline comes the news that the latest outdated Internet era catchphrase to graduate to movie title is Epic Fail, as Lionsgate will produce the comedy idea from Nicky Weinstock and Ed Helms. Show More Summary
Getty Image As the Captain of the Morning Links, I read a lot of headlines. Upworthy headlines, snarky headlines, poorly written headlines—they all blend together. The internet is a Headline Farm, and clicks are saltwater. Headline Smasher...Show More Summary
Many fans of John Kennedy Toole’s posthumously published, cult classic comic novel were hopeful that after 34 years, we might finally see a big screen version of A Confederacy of Dunces. Talks were supposedly under way a few years back, with Flight of the Conchords co-creator and Muppets director James Bobin, with Zach Galifianakis in talks to play the lead.
Ricky Bobby’s Sports Saloon and Restaurant is a fine Fort Worth establishment featuring a Nascar out front and scantily clad waitresses officially referred to as “the Smokin Hotties Crew.” Aptly dubbed a “breastarant” by the Dallas Observer (part of a trend), it seems pretty clearly inspired by Will Ferrell’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
After three successful documentaries on the subject, you wouldn’t think the West Memphis Three needed the “based on a true story” treatment, but Hollywood just adores telling you a story you’ve already heard. In Devil’s Knot, which sounds...Show More Summary
In the most important follow-up story that I’ll write in the next 60 minutes, the eBay auction for one of the original bicycles used in filming Pee Wee’s Big Adventure finally ended and earned the seller quite a pretty penny. Only four...Show More Summary
This might be a little inside baseball, but a few years back on the Frotcast, we became inspired by Kevin James’ MMA movie, which we dubbed “Mixed Martial Farts,” and started pitching ideas for “Paul Blart Presents” movies, which, naturally, all involved farting. Show More Summary
Nicolas Cage, or at the very least one of the many cyborgs that he’s had created of himself over the years, arrived on the red carpet at yesterday’s premiere of Joe at SXSW, and just look at what a man of the people he is. Cage and his...Show More Summary
Frotcast listener Jeremy created the logical mash-up and Rust Cohle and the Oscars. It’s much darker than that “I am my own hero” business. FOLLOW Vince on Twitter. FAN US on Facebook. SUBSCRIBE to the Frotcast. NOMINATE for Comments...Show More Summary
Last week’s thread wasn’t Oscars themed, and for that I say, “I’m sorry”/”You’re welcome.” Never again will I miss the opportunity to theme Comments of the Week around a major broadcast event. This week’s edition will celebrate all of the nihilistic darkness and crippled masculinity of True Detective. Let’s begin with some stragglers. Show More Summary
Jon Favreau has a new movie called Chef coming out in May, and if you were all “Ooh, I wonder what it’s about!” wonder no longer, because it’s about a chef. Favreau has spent most of the past decade as an action director, helming huge...Show More Summary
300: Rise of An Empire seemed like the last hangover fart of a long played out genre to most of us, but by “most of us” I’m speaking mainly to people who read for fun. As in, not Rise of An Empire‘s target audience. While not quite as...Show More Summary
Our buddy Oliver Noble is back, and he needs your help on his next supercut. Here, I’ll let him explain. -Vince Authorities threatening suspects with prison-rape is as American as apple pie, baseball or having the world’s highest incarceration rate. Show More Summary
You ever get to the end of the week and think, Hey, I forgot to post the Frotcast! Probably not, seeing as how I’m the only one who posts Frotcast, but I was simply trying to get you to see it from my perspective. In any case, it was a great ‘cast and you should definitely listen and tell all your friends about it.