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Friday movie roundup and many other things – April 30

Friday, April 30th, 2010

This week’s new films, plus Eric’s Bad Movies, What’s the Big Deal?, Cinemaligion, Tribeca, and more, all crammed into one tender, juicy blog post.

The remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is fairly bad, mostly in the ways you’d expect: not scary, not funny, not original, not interesting. Its one saving grace is that I missed the screening and had to see it at the first public showing, last night at midnight, and a couple friends went with me, and we sat away from the (very sparse) audience in case we needed to whisper sarcastic things to each other about the movie, and it turns out we did indeed need to do this. Travis noted afterward that the cast consists entirely of people who are “discount beautiful” — almost good-looking, like movie stars, but not quite. BURN. Anyway, if you must see this movie, see it last night at midnight with me and Travis and Martha.

Also opening is “Furry Vengeance,” a family comedy about Brendan Fraser being punched in the nuts by animals. Missed this screening, too, for the same reason as the other one, which reason I haven’t told you yet. And there was no midnight premiere, alas.

In limited release, you’ll find the amusing and sophisticated “Please Give” (review at Cinematical) starring Catherine Keener.

The reason I missed stuff is that I was in New York for a few days for the Tribeca Film Festival. New York is always a blast, of course, but the festival itself doesn’t have much of a personality, and I didn’t see anything that totally blew me away. I didn’t have time (or money) to catch any Broadway shows, either, so it was kind of a strange NYC visit. But Scott Weinberg was there for a couple days, and you can never fail to have a good time when Weinberg’s around, as required by law.

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Eric’s Bad Movies at…

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Eric’s Bad Movies at FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991).

Jeff is back, and MOVIE B.S. w…

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Jeff is back, and MOVIE B.S. w/BAYER & SNIDER will slash Nightmare on Elm Street at Live broadcast starts in an hour.

My idea for a horror movie is …

Friday, April 30th, 2010

My idea for a horror movie is that when people fall asleep, they are tormented in their dreams by Freddie Prinze Jr.

OK, someone send me a screener…

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

OK, someone send me a screener of HUMAN CENTIPEDE so I can see what the fuss is all about. I know one of you has it.

The relative trustworthiness o…

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The relative trustworthiness of beards. (via @geekcouch)

If Paramount doesn’t want to m…

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

If Paramount doesn’t want to make an ANCHORMAN sequel, then maybe Paramount should go back to its home on Whore Island.

Clarification: The movie itsel…

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Clarification: The movie itself probably isn’t scary. But the Lloyd Center at midnight is.

Portland: Some of us are seein…

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Portland: Some of us are seeing NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. tonight at 12:01 at Lloyd Center. Join us! The more the merrier — I MEAN SCARIER!!!!!

Kate Hudson and Heather Graham…

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Kate Hudson and Heather Graham are the same person. Prove me wrong.

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