The ludicrously titled Expend4bes is a sad, excitement free instalment of a franchise that didn’t exactly nail things the first time out and then got progressively worse with sequels that progressively moved downhill.
A misguided, aimless, and frequently irritating send-up of tinseltown egotism from the late 1960s until the early 1980s, director and star James Franco’s Zeroville feels like the work of a feverish cinema studies student on death’s door after overdosing on caffeine pills, everclear, Iggy and the Stooges records, and Martin Amis novels.
New releases this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Josh Brolin takes on a ruthless terrorist in the wild west comic book adaptation of Jonah Hex; Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley play with science in the horror film Splice; plus a look at How to Train Your Dragon and the Robocop Trilogy on Blu-ray.
Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play made its Toronto International Film Festival debut at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, September 10, where stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, and Bill Murray were on hand to meet with the throngs of fans and the media who had waited hours to see the celebrities.
Opening this weekend in theatres, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return for Pixar’s lively Toy Story 3; and Josh Brolin restlessly wanders the wild west with Megan Fox in the popcorn adventure, Jonah Hex.
Word on the street tonight is that Megan Fox will not be returning for Transformers 3, and there are also rumors that it was the studio’s choice (although there are also stories claiming Fox’s publicist says it’s the other way around).
Megan Fox is one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, and Giorgio Armani is taking full advantage of that fact in his newest advertising campaign for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans.
Happy New Year, everyone. The holidays are safely behind us now, and the epic pile of new releases that came out at the end of 2009 is slowly starting to dwindle. There are a few notable new films on DVD and Blu-ray though, including the wonderfully silly, The Final Destination, the animated sci-fi adventure, 9, not to mention the campy Jennifer’s Body, and the animated movie, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
New this week on home video, Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen blasts its way onto DVD and Blu-ray; high school turns a little noir in the comedy Assassination Of A High School President; Nazi zombies take over the hills in the Indie horror film Dead Snow; plus a look at The Transformers – complete cartoon series, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and Waterworld on Blu-ray.
Since my last post I’ve been a bit under the weather, falling victim to my usual film festival cold, but this time it came during TIFF, as opposed to after it. That left the end of the festival a bit of a downer, but I can’t help saying that this was still a fantastic year all the same.