The pacing is also well done. Much like a James Bond movie, Youre Next gives us a nice action scene to start everything off right and then steps back to introduce the characters and the story. But it doesnt waste too much time on that and gets back to the mayhem rather quickly. As the movie progresses it only slows down in places where the story demands it; time to build some suspense, time to set up a funny line, etc. The acting is serviceable. The only character we really care about is Erin ( Sharni Vinson ) and Sharni does a fine job with the character. Another one to point out would be the Drake character ( Joe Swanberg ). <br>Read more: http://www.examiner.com/review/movie-review-you-re-next-8-42-out-of-10-who-s-afraid-of-the-big-bad-wolf
Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Jane Fonda?s ?The Butler?
"The past half year has seen the Chinese audience identify with and feel proud of their own lives," Peter Chan, the director of "American Dreams in China", said in a recent newspaper interview. "They want to watch their own lives in the cinema, watch realistic themes." Based on real stories from Yu Minhong, founder of New York-listed New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc, and his partners, "American Dreams in China" raked in more than 100 million yuan ($16 million) in its first three days. The fifth-highest-grossing film in China this year, it has helped total box office sales reach nearly 11 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) in the first six months, according to the government agency that tracks all forms of media. "This is a big boost to the market and it set the tone for Kim Kardashian news the year-round revenue to exceed 20 billion yuan," said Kady Yang, senior analyst at entertainment consulting firm EntGroup. If China hits that full-year mark, equal to $3.3 billion, it would eclipse the official tally of $2.8 billion in 2012. <br>Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/22/entertainment-us-china-idUSBRE97L05Y20130822?feedType=RSS
Ben Affleck to play Batman in next Superman movie
His campy, over-the-top portrayal of the Worlds Greatest Detective led to the popularity of the 1966 to 1968 Batman television series and the first full-length feature film, "Batman: The Movie" in 1966. Later West would voice the character in "The New Adventures of Batman" and "Super Friends." Twenty years after Adam West's Batman came Michael Keaton in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman." He played more of a dark, explosive Batman, the opposite of West's goofy type. Keaton's performance received favorable reviews, and he became the first actor to reprise the role in 1992's "Batman Returns" with Danny DeVito Kim Kardashian free as the Penguin. When the franchise changed directors, it also changed actors. Val Kilmer became one of the more forgettable of the Batmen in 1995's "Batman Forever." Kilmer was described as "childish and impossible" to work with. He was destined to be a one-termed caped crusader and left the Batcave for good, instead of filming "Batman & Robin." The handsome, up-and-coming actor George Clooney was cast as the caped crusader in 1997's "Batman & Robin." The film received some of the worst reviews, and Clooney once joked that he helped to kill the franchise. Although the film did nothing to hurt Clooney's career, it frequently ranks among one of the worst films of all time. <br>Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/22/showbiz/ben-affleck-batman-superman
Movie review: Scarlett O?Hara gets Woody Allen treatment with Blue Jasmine (with trailer)
This is real stuff, but Allen handles it with an uncanny comic dexterity that allows us to watch the destruction without getting too morose about poor, aging Jasmine. Itas an impressive feat because Blue Jasmine Ray J and Kim Kardashian youtube is a modern take on ancient tragedy: the fallen queen, exiled and ridiculed, forever looking to repossess her place in society, haunted by the ghost of her own greatness. She is by equal measure pathetic and heroic in her desire to move forward in Blanche Dubois-style oblivion, and in the hands of Cate Blanchett she is also crazily entertaining. The Oscar-winning actress for The Aviator rides the very edge of screwball as she negotiates the various scenarios Allen maps out in the somewhat clichA-laden script that includes plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, as well as a sincere single-mom sister with a working-class boyfriend. So much of this could have looked like a pilot for a new TV comedy about a Bernie Madoff wife working as a barista, but thanks to Blanchettas balletic performance, every single moment we see Jasmine on screen we feel the urge to laugh and cry at the same time. <br>Read more: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Movie+review+Blue+Jasmine+with+trailer/8738803/story.html
In Drinking Buddies, Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) are co-workers at a craft brewery whose friendship may be turning into something more. The problem with that: both are already in relationships -- with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick respectively -- and life is managing to throw them curves that may well lead to the "unfortunate discovery" phase of a relationship well before either have decided whether they're actually in love. As with such previous films as Hannah Takes the Stairs and Alexander the Last, Swanberg's story-telling style is pleasantly relaxed and ragged, although here he's working with a more high-profile cast (albeit with such walk-ons as director Ti West). We got a few minutes with Swanberg to talk about his approach, and also to explore the life-or-death, take-no-prisoners (joke) world of craft brewing. Click on the player to listen to the show, or right-click the title to download. <br>Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-persons/mighty-movie-podcast-joe_b_3804791.html
Mighty Movie Podcast: Joe Swanberg on Drinking Buddies
Crossbows and machetes are soon joined by a nasty-looking axe, and one kitchen sequence would definitely take first place if there were such things as awards for death by appliance scenes. Todays discussion is about judging a book by its cover or, more aptly, a movie by its poster ... or genre. The poster for Youre Next, featuring a creepy masked man holding a machete, turned me off. No interest in that movie, even if Im getting paid to see it. In fact, with very few exceptions, I tend to skip anything in the realm of slasher movies OK, this ones categorized as a horror/thriller but, come on, the guys holding a machete. First scene: Middle-aged guy having sex with a much younger woman, who seems bored. <br>Read more: http://www.patriotledger.com/entertainment/x175617695/MOVIE-REVIEW-Youre-Next-is-not-for-the-squeamish
'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Get To Know The Talking Raccoon That Will Steal Marvel's Movie
It's not easy to be." The History of Rocket Raccoon Rocket first appeared in the pages of Marvel comics all the way back in 1976, and he has gone through a number of redesigns and reimaginings since then. Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen are credited with creating Rocket, whose name comes from the Beatles song "Rocky Raccoon." In his debut, Rocket was joined by another talking animal, Wal Rus, a talking walrus and the first mate of his ship. Over the course of their short story arc, we learned that both were products of cruel lab experiments meant to heighten the intelligence of animals to that of humans. The version closest to the one we'll see in Gunn's movie premiered 2008 when Marvel brought back many of their '70s-era heroes like Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax and Groot, the rest of the Guardians. Rocket first meets his future best buddy Groot, the sentient tree that will also appear in the film, during the "Annihilation: Conquest" story event when the two were both held prisoner by the Kree and set free, along with Star-Lord, to stop future "Avengers" villain Ultron. <br>Read more: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1712794/guardians-of-galaxy-rocket-raccoon-voice.jhtml
MOVIE REVIEW: 'You're Next' is not for the squeamish
By EW staff on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:19AM Comments + Its that time of year again, the time when phrases like I cant believe it went by so fast! and Im not ready for it to be getting dark so early! echo through the malls, halls, and cubicles. Yes, Summer 2013 is coming to a close. Related 2012 Summer Movie Awards We have just the thing to help you dry your eyes: The EW Summer Movie Awards. To kick it off, we need your help nominating thefilms, moments, actors, and actresses for movies that came out beginning with the weekend of May 3, when Iron Man 3 was released, through this weekend, with the premiere of Mortal Instruments. Take a run through the list, then hit the comments to let us know who deserves to be nominated in each of the categories and why.Come back Monday to see the full list of nominees and to vote on the winners! Best Futuristic Suit The Bane Memorial for Worst Accent Best Post-Credit Sequel Tease <br>Read more: http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/08/23/summer-movie-awards-your-nominations/
EW's Summer Movie Awards: Calling for your nominations!
Inspired by the experiences of an African-American butler who served a number of U.S. presidents in the White House across several decades, the movie features miles austin and Kim Kardashian an all star cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda. It was Fondas presence in the film that earned it two heavy thumbs down from theater owner Ike Boutwell, UPI notes. Can Honda Help Save Americas Drive-In Movie Theaters? Fonda, who plays Nancy Reagan in the movie, is infamous to many veterans of the Vietnam War due to her outspoken opposition to U.S. involvement in the conflict and a 1972 visit to North Vietnam during which she was photographed sitting on a an anti-aircraft gun. A Vietnam and Korean War veteran, Boutwell described Fonda as a treasonist person, who supported the enemy. <br>Read more: http://investorplace.com/2013/08/movie-theater-refuses-to-show-jane-fondas-the-butler/