Fin: In defense of the Clinton baby, Coen rankings and Satan, film critic

The baby daughter of Chelsea Clinton- who is currently exactly four days old- has already been called “another liberal crybaby” by the New York Post – the same paper that published that odious “open letter to Chelsea’s fetus” a few months ago- and “the poster child of intermarriage” by Kveller. Guys! She’s just a baby! more »

Can you take it? “Taken 3″ trailer is here

For the third time, someone is screwing with the most badass 60-year-old in the world. When will the world’s creepy crime bosses and sex criminals learn? Yes, “Taken 3″- also known as “Tak3n”- has its first full-length trailer, ahead of its customary January release. This time, it appears the enemies are domestic, led by cop more »

New trailer for ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ offers more of the (lame) same

Sometimes, a fad has to give up. The culture moves on, and so should the craze du jour. Thus we come to the gross out comedy. Sure, some in the last linger bits of the School of Apatow can still make it work (see James Franco and Seth Rogen in the trailers for the North more »

Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” has a great, great trailer

It can be hard to judge the quality of a film from its trailer alone, especially the first one. But I have to say- the initial clip for “Inherent Vice,” the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel- looks pretty damned exciting. We have everything a great trailer needs: A great cast, in silly, more »

New trailer for ‘Jupiter Ascending’ showcases F/X, spoonfeeds storyline

Something is seriously wrong with the way The Wachowskis have been treated as of late. First, their collaboration with Tom Tykwer, the brilliant ‘,’ gets buried in a bungled attempt by the marketing minds of the studio to treat it as some manner of sci-fi epic when it was really a very telling overview of more »

Kevin Smith has funding for “Clerks 3,” for real this time

For a filmmaker perpetually on the verge of retirement, Kevin Smith keeps finding excuses to make movies and backing out on projects that he’s previously been hyping up as “his last film, no really, this is my last one!” This time, Smith says that “Tusk,” his actually sorta interesting sounding horror comedy that flopped last more »

“Crouching Tiger 2″ is Netflix’s first original feature; theater chains balk

Having already conquered original TV shows- along with original documentaries, stand-up specials and kids programming- Netflix is jumping to the next rung: Original movies. In a move that has a chance to shake up film distribution in a huge way, Netflix has reached a deal to release its first-ever feature film, ” Crouching Tiger, Hidden more »

Fin: Walter White gone one year, obsessing about “Frozen” and opening for Lena Dunham

Happy one year since Breaking Bad went off the air- it also happened to be the day of my sister’s wedding, so Sept. 29 will always be the day Amy and Jason got married and Walter White died. On that Kyle Smith essay on how his daughters are obsessed with “” and it’s ruining his more »

Kevin Hart is worst best man ever in ‘The Wedding Ringer’

Kevin Hart’s one of those divisive guys. People that love him can’t get enough of his comedy, those that don’t like him don’t understand why anyone else does. But there’s no denying he is one of the hottest comics in Hollywood right now. One of his big hits is “Ride Along,” a team up with more »

“The Equalizer” Settles Score at Box Office

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “The Equalizer” win the box office. Really, it wasn’t close. The Denzel Washington glumshoe vehicle, based on an old TV show, trounced “The Boxtrolls.” According to Box Office Mojo, the source of the figures listed below, “The Equalizer” had the fourth-largest September debut ever.  more »

Lifetime releases teaser for Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

Despite losing its original star, Zendaya, and not having the blessing of Aaliyah’s family, Lifetime’s biopic of the late R&B singer is rolling on. Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B will air November 15. It’s based on Christopher Farley’s book “” and produced by Wendy Williams herself. How you doin? Here’s the first teaser trailer: The casting more »

“Interstellar” is near: New TV commercial, and an app too 

It may not feel that way, but we’re well into the fall movie season. Hell, it’s going to be October in a couple of days. But until “Gone Girl” arrives this Friday, we haven’t had much in the way of “fall movies”- those prestigious, pedigreed, critically-acclaimed films certain to come up at Oscar time. Christopher more »