Vampires don’t really live forever—it just feels like they do. Lately, you can’t turn on the TV, go to a bookstore, see a movie, or go to (if you’re really prepared to argue that these books aren’t just for kids, you might want to take a cold, hard look at yourself in the mirror at Read More
Twelve measly days separate us from 2009. Between now and December 31st, a whopping sixteen movies will hit theaters, all of varying pedigree and expectation. Couple those releases with the ever-expanding theater counts for some of the more critically acclaimed films from the last few weeks (Doubt, Gran Torino, Frost/Nixon, etc.), and you’ve got a Read More
Last night the Daily Transom ventured out to the premiere of The Day The Earth Stood Still–a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic about an alien who comes to earth to warn the human race about invading super robots–starring Keanu Reeves (as the alien Klaatu), Jennifer Connelly, and Kathy Bates.
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Like our esteemed colleague, we were completely freaked out by I Am Legend. While it wasn’t really a good movie, it’s realistically unrealistic version of post-apocalyptic Manhattan–Stray lions! Six dollar-per-gallon gas prices! CGI vampires!–scared the bejesus out of us. Seriously, we still have the occasional nightmare revolving around the "last man on earth" scenario. Read More
Variety is reporting some pretty fascinating news today: Jaden Smith, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s precocious spawn (seen with his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness) has been tapped to be the next Ralph Macchio (or Hilary Swank!) when the Karate Kid franchise gets new life. Jerry Weintraub, an original producer, is Read More
Despite an incredibly mawkish trailer, we’re highly intrigued by Will Smith’s latest sure-to-be hit, Seven Pounds. What is the deal with this movie? A month away from its release and we know scarcely anything about it. We were hoping for some answers when Mr. Smith and his co-star Rosario Dawson appeared with Read More
We learned a long time ago to always, always take Will Smith seriously. The man can do anything – fight aliens or zombies, be Ali, love German shepherds, etc. Mr. Smith is on a winning streak: last year I Am Legend made a truckload of money. Ditto last summer’s Hancock (which we maintain Read More
Uh oh. Last December we wrote about how much I am Legend freaked us out (seriously, we think the workout our heart got during the film qualifies as aerobic activity). The movie, based on the 1954 Richard Matheson book and starring Will Smith, laid out a vision of New York City almost completely wiped Read More
It’s 2 AM and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully-lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
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When Terrence Howard, the brown-eyed actor with the pencil mustache, arrived Wednesday evening at the subterranean level of Bloomingdale’s for the “Beat of Chic” party thrown by Vanity Fair, he was positively giddy. Thrilled, actually. Tonight he would perform songs from his debut album, Shine Through It, a combination of jazz and soft rock that Read More