I am fully aware how many people, particularly old-guard anime fans, are going to want to chuck spears at my face for this statement, but Akira should be remade. While I acknowledge how important the original film was in terms of popularizing anime in America as well as revolutionizing Japanese animation, I have several issues with the story of the film. The challenge that faced the filmmakers was that they were trying to translate a 2000-page cyberpunk manga epic into a 2 hour film. While the… Continue
the other day the film Minority Report was on and i forgot all about and I looked it up and saw it had a 92% on rottentomatoes and i was and wasnt shocked. Like i never knew tom cruise could be in an "amazing" movie, but it was nice seeing how it was a pretty good film noir movie for this day and age. I love some aspects of it, but then hated some aspects like the comic relief and some parts in it. ultimately it was a good but not epic spielberg film. Oh and if you're thinking of seeing this… Continue
Added by sammy on September 2, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Judd Apatow is on the top of the world right now, and tomorrow his new film Funny People comes out, and I can't wait to be first in line. So to get ready to watch the film, I'm having a little Apatow Marthon at my house. This guy has made some of my favorite movies, and some of the memorable characters in movies. I'm not going to deep into his career, like Freaks & Geeks(Witch I still haven't watched), or anything like that, I'm going to talk about my experiences I've had at the movies,… Continue
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 50%
My rating: Full Price!!
I should probably start out by stating that this was a film thrust on me by my father at an early age and was replayed nearly every year until I was fourteen, when I naturally stopped hanging around with them. This sort of aeroliminal display makes for heartfelt classics which may bring with it bias. For this I apologise in… Continue
Added by DavidBray on July 26, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Does anyone ever get tired of all the push of new movies, but very few are satisfying? After watching a lot of newer and fresh movies it sometimes feels like it's hard to find a lot of good ideas and creativity, I often find myself looking for old movies which many times satisfy even more. Even back to the days of silent is sometimes refreshing. Just wondering if I am the only one that feels this way.
Added by Walter Ego on July 9, 2009 at 9:21pm —
A little late to be sure, but I figured there's no better time than now. E3 2009 unveiled A LOT of great games to us and quite a few great trailers. I myself am a huge fan of trailers for games and movies since I find it an art form unto itself. With the right trailer, you can either build up just the right hype to make people curious enough to want the product or completely cement the fact your product will be awesome. Some trailers don't always work (especially when they tell you too much… Continue
Alright, Pixar, you win. From now on, I won't even ask the name of your next project. Seriously, I'm just going to hand over my money and enjoy every second of the show. The Toy Story movies, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and Ratatouille are perhaps at the top of my favorite family movies, I say family instead of children because these movies are made for everyone; there isn't a single person who couldn't derive some form of… Continue
Are you ready for Star Wars to be cool again? I sure wasn't.
I know that majority of you are film geeks, indie hipsters, artfags and cinema snobs... Basically people who loves movies but couldn’t care less about the truly geekier side of things. Y’know. Comic books, television, videogames, etc. So, I don’t expect that you listen our weekly podcast, “The League of Extremely Ordinary…Continue
Now I'm not one of those people who loath the Star Wars prequels. They weren't great, but I still enjoyed them and had fun with them, despite all the things wrong with them. To be honest I didn't care about the story, I just wanted to see some bad ass jedi action.
But recently I saw a trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic which is being made by Bioware(the guys responsible for Knights of the Old Republic). And after watching the trailer, I just have one thiing to say: George Lucas,… Continue
It was a Herculean task, for sure- assembling all the elements, calling in lots of favors, ponying up plenty of $$$ for all the booze- but our fans badgered asked us to do a show about videogames and damn if we didn’t nearly kill ourselves to do just that! Of course, with such a broad subject we couldn’t make a show that was all things to all people, but with all the guest-stars and insider talk, I thought we did a pretty good job of bringing it. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the… Continue
In my opinion this is the worst superheroe movie ever. I say that this superhero movie is the worst as opposed to other stupid superheroe movies like Batman and Robin, and Fantastic 4 one and 2 is that this film takes it's self serriously and puts one of my favorite director Sam Raimi to shame. Where exactly do I think that this film went wrong though? One of the resons was the same reson that many, myself included have lost face in Heroes, too many characters, and not enough… Continue
'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' Red-Band Theatrical Trailer:
This movie(so far) has the title for "Best Comedy I've Ever Seen". This movie is just full-blown entertainment for an audience looking for more from their ordinary/generic comedies, where one joke will create the story/characters. And, for sure, it's the same thing here. But it's really easy in telling that the screenwriters actually took their time into making sure that they had a main character whom you… Continue
Added by thejon93rd on March 7, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Let's just get this out by saying I'm a child of the 90's. I grew up during the rise of the Internet and the revolution of Saturday morning cartoons, so maybe I'm a little stubborn in my opinions on this. Honestly though, I think Cartoon Network has really gone down hill since the "new" channel they introduced around 2006. With the exception of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Kids Next Door, all of the new shows either stink, try to hard, are uninspired or are just not funny. I still… Continue
"Very good but very f*cked up."
That's what everyone told me, and everyone was right.
Think: Star Wars meets Eternal Sunshine meets Kill Bill meets greek tragedy and you're half way to "Old Boy."
Old boy is a new twist on the classic revenge story. In contrast to all the Japanese movies I've been watching lately, I felt the Korean, Old Boy, was a very clean cut way to present a complex plot. For something so complex, the mysteries of… Continue
I can already hear the sound of the Spill.com community resonating in my ears!
"You're reviewing that OLD movie?"
"That Shia kid is in it!"
"Doesn't he have the most adorable mustache?"
"Isn't he from Even Stevens?"
"Aren't we going off topic?"
"I think we are, sorry"
"That's alright, we can still be friends"
"Hey, look at this review! It's such an old movie!
"LETS KILL HIM!!"
Before you guys crucify me virtually via the… Continue
Why do some people (a lot of people) think anyone cares what you think of Saw 1? Or any other movie that has been out for years? If the movie hasn't made it to DVD or just recently was released on DVD then review the crap out of it. But if the movie has been out for years then who gives a crap about one more review? Who honestly hasn't seen Saw 1 but due to a review they just saw today would go rent it? No one.
Also if you do find it important that you give you 5 yr late word on an… Continue
In the lawsuit filed against Paramount Pictures, Tommy Lee Jones claims he is owed bonuses from the Oscar winning crime thriller "No Country for Old Men". The film went on to gross more than $160 million - and he wants $10 million of it.