Fin: Mormons place “Book of Mormon” ads, the revival of Comedy Central and the best movie mix tapes

I saw the touring production of “The Book of Mormon” last night here in Philadelphia, having never seen it before or heard any of the music, and I loved it, it’s every bit as great as everyone says. But I noticed something interesting: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- the actual Mormons- placed more »

Mark Wahlberg is set to star in a movie about the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill

Actor and burger mogul Mark Walhberg is in talks to star in a movie about the BP oil spill, based on a dramatic article published in the New York Times after the 2010 disaster. Titled “Deepwater Horizon”, the movie is based on what happened on the rig before everything went south, and the worst oil spill more »

New ‘Fury’ trailer…same as the old ‘Fury’ trailer

As the Summer movie season slowly starts to wind down (we’re in the final two weeks, people), it’s time for the studios to start thinking about the Fall. In between the celluloid landfill of September and the Best-of Lists of December, there will be dozens of Award Season wannabes. Back in June we told you more »

Toronto Fest lineup is complete, Murray and Franco added at the last minute

Just because the Toronto International Film Festival organizers announced a packed selection of Oscar contenders, world, international and North American premiering flicks and high-profile indie titles last month, it doesn’t mean they didn’t keep an ace or two concealed up their sleeves for right before the shindig’s start. Well, maybe not right before, as we’re more »

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are working on another film trilogy

British comedic actors and nerd favorites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are already planning on another film trilogy, according to Pegg himself. The duo primarily (but not always) have worked with director Edgar Wright in the past, first on their Landmark sitcom ‘Spaced’, and then on their previous film trilogy, the Cornetto trilogy. The Cornetto more »

Blu-ray Review: Sacrament

Coupling Ti West and backwoods horror sounds like a pretty impressive combination, and it’s one that our friends out at Magnet–who sent out a copy of “Sacrament” for review–decided to take for a spin. But would this be as exciting as its pedigree implies? ” takes us out to Eden Parish, a little-known, out of more »

Beats Music documentary remembers ‘Do The Right Thing’

“Do The Right Thing: 25th Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience” is a short documentary looking back at Spike Lee’s most influential film.  Lee and members of the cast remember everything from setpieces to the beautiful love between Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in the 23 minute film. Beats released it on its YouTube page August more »

Production on ‘Ant-Man’ has finally begun

After years of development hell, production on “Ant-Man” has finally begun. Director Peyton Reed unofficially made the announcement on Twitter yesterday while Film Buff Online has given us Marvel Studios official announcement which includes a cast list and a film synopsis and Stan Lee’s name and all sorts of hooplas and hollers and ricketa-racketa and more »

Fin: Baseball’s best fans, drug-testing comedians and Fareed gets nailed 

One of my favorite Twitter accounts for the past several years has been @BestFansStLouis, a feed consisting entirely of retweets of unfair and often racist things posted by fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. The idea is to push back against the notion that Cards fans are somehow classier or more friendly than those of every more »

Lifetime has released a trailer for “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” and it is insane

Lifetime movies are a strange, beautiful thing. They’re uniformly terrible, silly, and incompetent pieces of filmmaking, even by the already suspect standard of the TV movie. Two years ago “Liz & Dick,” the woefully ill-conceived Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton biopic starring the embattled Lindsay Lohan as Taylor, briefly captured the popular imagination and became an ironic more »

Paul Giamatti has a role in the Straight Outta Compton movie

Veteran character actor Paul Giamatti has accepted an intense role in N.W.A.’s biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” Giamatti will play N.W.A.’s manager and founder of Ruthless Records, Jerry Heller. Heller is a mercurial figure with a long history in the record industry before signing N.W.A.. When he got out of the army in 1963, Heller headed more »

Movie Review: “Let’s Be Cops” 

“Let’s Be Cops” never had a chance. Not necessarily because of the world-historically awful timing of its release, although that certainly doesn’t help. Don’t hate this movie because it’s a celebration of reckless police power at a time when such a thing is somewhat out of favor- hate it because it’s unfunny, derivative and ultimately more »