The Friends reunion fans have been clamoring for since the series ended its 10-season run in 2004 is probably never going to happen (or, isn’t happening anytime soon anyway). But it’s always nice when two or more of the old gang get together, for instance when real life friends Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox appeared on Celebrity Name Game (which Cox co-executive produces) for a game of Friends trivia. You probably know how the game is played: the answers appeared on a…
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After a decades-long career, Billy Idol still knows how to keep things fresh at his shows. The British pop/rock legend, who surprised the iHeartRadio…
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Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance during Billy Idol’s set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last night, joining the former Generation X frontman to perform his 1983 hit “Rebel Yell.” “Singing with Billy fuckin’ Idol,” she said after taking the stage in a leather-heavy Billy Idol-inspired ensemble. “Let’s do it.” Watch below. More »
The Void takes its cues from horror masters like Carpenter, Cronenberg, Barker and Lovecraft, but doesn’t do much interesting with it.
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Since I’ve given you guys two glowing reviews (The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Safe Neighborhood) and have a few more on the way (Arrival, The Handmaiden and The Girl With All The Gifts) I figured I’ll throw out a more mixed reaction into the mix.
On paper The Void should be my favorite movie of the festival. It’s like if Prince of Darkness had a baby with Hellraiser while one of them was playing one of the lesser Silent Hill games. While I can admire the ambition of the story and love the same kinds of movies the filmmakers (Manborg’s Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski) do, the movie is a bit of a mess.
The Void is the rare movie where its greatest strengths are also its biggest weaknesses. Where the movie really succeeds is in striking a disturbing tone, but the problem is it’s not its own tone. It’s Hellraiser’s tone. Or Prince of Darkness’ tone. And the lifts aren’t just subtle tonal nods, either. Scenes are lifted directly from those films (and others).
This is a big problem in low budget genre filmmaking right now. I’m seeing better films made more professionally at a lower budget than I ever have before, but I’m not seeing better stories. I’m seeing tracing of better material.
There’s a conversation to be had about the moving, almost invisible line between using nostalgia effectively and just making photocopies of what you liked before. How could I be making these criticisms on this
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Arcade Fire’s Win Butler held the fourth edition of his annual POP Vs. Jock charity basketball game in Montreal today. Win and Will Butler both played in the game along with the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson, Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr, and basketball players Luke and Matt Bonner. The POP team … More »
Bill Nunn, best known for playing Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, has died. He was 62.
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Unlike the number 22, these are a few things that Justin Vernon doesn’t like: Beyoncé’s Pepsi Money, Live Nation, and having his picture taken. More »
If you’re going to title your film “The Odyssey,” you need to be pretty certain it’s got enough narrative heft and thrust to justify the Homeric allusion.
Today (Sept. 24) marks 25 years of Nevermind, Nirvana’s accidentally massive album that neither the band nor its management expected to exceed…