Empire Magazine recently released a list of the “Top 50 Worst Movies Ever.” This roll call of horrible flicks was not compiled by Empire cinephiles; instead it was concocted from online votes cast by the magazine’s readers. Usually I would think this approach would create an accurate list, and for the most part it did. I found myself nodding and smirking through the majority of the 50 flicks (I’m looking at you, “Gigli”, “Glitter”, and “White Chicks”). But there were a few inclusions that I audibly gasped at. And so, I am willing to risk my self-given titles of “film buff” and “woman of good taste” in an attempt to defend some of these marked movies. Don’t worry. I’ll offer new sacrifices in their place. Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is coming! And with it the usual traditions that include an outrageous price hike in roses, an outrageous price hike in restaurant dining, and the well-timed rom-com. The role of the latter belongs to a flick to be released on Feb. 12, “Valentine’s Day.” (What a clever title, eh?) Keep reading »
The recent announcement of Academy Award nominations may have people blogging, talking, tweeting and a host of other verbs ending in -ing about the best films of the past year. But what about the worst? To keep things in perspective, on the same day of the Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies also released their nods. For those who don’t know, the Razzies are the awards created to celebrate, or at least point fingers at, the worst films and performances of the year. And this year, like most, they seem to have done a pretty accurate job, even if they did pick on “New Moon“—gasp. Keep reading »
TGIF! It’s what you’ve been toiling all week for—the weekend! And you can do whatever you want. Drive to Mexico, learn French, floss for once—the world is your oyster. And of course, there is always the movies. If you had a rough week and need to get out some aggression, you might want to watch Mel Gibson beat up some shady folks in “Edge of Darkness.” If you’re totally sick of all the dead-beat dudes in your life, pretend that you believe in magic and catch Kristen Bell in “When in Rome.” And if you’re just in a mood to run away to Vegas, catch Steve Buscemi in “Saint John of Las Vegas.” Keep reading »
OK, first of all, who’s sexier than Adrian Grenier? Pretty much nobody. On film, in person, digitally—the guy’s just hot. It’s hard to call a favorite film at Sundance this year, but if I have to recommend a purely fascinating film, go see the absolutely scrumptious Adrian’s “Teenage Paparazzo.” It’s a documentary but, wait, don’t stop reading. This flick has got everything: friendship, suspense, danger, (fake) romance, and personal growth. The cast is composed of a long list of stars, all talking about the invasion of their personal lives by paparazzi—one of whom is 13 years old.
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Actress Zelda Rubinstein passed away yesterday at the age of 76 of natural causes. Zelda may be most well-known as Tangina in “Poltergeist,” but as far as I’m concerned, her finest work was in a little-known film called “Teen Witch” that I was obsessed with back in the day. If you had cable in the late ’80s, there’s no way you missed Zelda as the witch, Madame Serena, in this classic musical. I have one word for you: Netflix. Get back to me after you’ve seen it and we can have a “Top That!” sing-a-long. Zelda may have been small, but she had some huge acting chops. After the jump, some more of Zelda’s performances you might have missed. [PopEater] Keep reading »