@scottEweinberg @shawnlevy Sorry, but it’s really not a panel on film criticism unless Jeff Wells is invited to appear.
Archive for February, 2009
@eugenenovikov If you’re at a public library and the most prominent odor is from the *books*, that’s a win.
@williambgoss You know, the minute I saw that movie, I knew we HAD to get it for SXSW.
There’s a big pile of nothing at the multiplexes this weekend. “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” and “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” are the two new wide releases, and they both open without having been screened for critics. That’s not surprising, really — concert films tend to be impervious to reviews (particularly concert films featuring teen-idol bands), and movies based on video games tend to be terrible.
I’m seeing “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” today and reviewing it for Film.com. I guess we figured since I just saw the first “Street Fighter,” I’ll be best prepared to address the important thematic issues it raises vis-a-vis the sequel.
I also have a review of “Madea Goes to Jail” from last week, at Cinematical.
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Guess what movie turns 25 on Monday? Time’s up. It’s “This Is Spinal Tap.”
RT everybody: Great Louis CK observations about what a bunch of whiners we are: http://tinyurl.com/bd3d7t
Eric’s Bad Movies: “Street Fighter” (1994)! http://tinyurl.com/cbs8lc
In honor of the new “Street Fighter” film coming to theaters this weekend, Eric’s Bad Movies at Film.com today addresses the first “Street Fighter” film, released in 1994, back before everyone had caught on to the fact that video-game-based movies are always terrible. It stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, though that’s the least of its problems.
@Laremy I WILL PUNCH YOU IN THE UGLY
@devincf Variety probably just assumes you ran the review early without permission because that’s what they usually do.