Movies about covert CIA operatives make their own clichés, and in a violent and pointless waste of time and money called Safe House, they come in twos, like double vision. This movie wouldn’t be worth the effort even if it were about something, which it isn’t. Correction: It’s about how Denzel Washington is not above trashing his reputation when the salary works, even if the movie doesn’t.
The charm, versatility and charisma of Jason Bateman and the camera-ready good looks of Ryan Reynolds should add up to more than a piece of crummy, amateurish junk called The Change-Up. But what else can a discerning filmgoer (I naively presume, perhaps foolishly, there are a few of those left) count on from bogus director Read More
As summer garbage goes, The Green Lantern can’t go fast enough. Even in the brainless world of cinematic comic books gone bad, it’s as bad as it gets—a dumb, pointless, ugly, moronic and incomprehensible jumble of botched effects, technical blunders, and cluttered chaos. Oh yes. It is also—did I forget to mention?—boring.
Isn’t just so convenient that the recipients of two of the most prominent ultra-shallow sales-boosting magazine awards are married to each other? Scarlett Johansson — GQ‘s Babe of the Year — and Ryan Reynolds — People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Hollywood’s sweethearts, together forever, bound by holy matrimony. It got us thinking: isn’t this just Read More
Head to Head
The iPhone has been gobbling up the smart-phone market once dominated by the BlackBerry—and if it’s made available on the Verizon Wireless network, as rumored, it’ll get another big bite. But which gadget is really better?
Any idiot can use an iPhone—and we know, because we’ve seen it happen. BlackBerry gets a Read More
What’s Austrian for “not as good as we thought?” It was a tale of two weekends for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno. On the one hand, the guerrilla comedy pulled down an estimated $30.4 million in ticket sales to pace the field; on the other, the total gross came in well below the Read More
When Paramount Pictures decided to remake Footloose, the 1984 teen romance that made a young, lanky actor named Kevin Bacon famous, the studio looked to Zac Efron of the High School Musical trilogy. He could sing. He could dance. And most importantly, he could summon the teenage girls to theaters with one strategic toss of Read More
Since the weekend’s weather forecast is looking all The Day After Tomorrow-y, you’d be forgiven for not realizing that Sunday marks the official start of summer. (It’s also Father’s Day; go buy a card already!) Three movies hit theaters today all bent on making you laugh. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy Read More
Ryan Reynolds is not a movie star. Oh sure, he’s famous—or, at least famous enough to get himself on the cover of Entertainment Weekly to show off his ridiculously chiseled abs—but, no matter how much we’d like to see this likable actor take the next step, it just seems like he’ll be Read More
Okay, let’s start (for a change) with some math. Sandra Bullock will be turning 45 this July and Ryan Reynolds is 32. And yet, amazingly, in The Proposal, their age difference is not the main focal point of their romantic hijinks. The premise is a simple one (one can practically hear the pitch in some Read More