Quick Takes: 1/25/05

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith The opening crawl has been released. Reports surfaced a while ago that the upcoming third season of the Clone Wars animated series would show us what is contained in the text, so if you don't want that spoiled don't click. The page also contains the crawl … Continue reading Quick Takes: 1/25/05

View from the Rental Counter: 1/21/05

Mainstream Alien Vs. Predator MPAA: PG-13 (violence and language) Budget: $65M Gross: $80M Market: Fans of the two movies apparently ate this one up but it's about five years late to really capitalize this one. It seems more like the result of someone attempting cash in on the success of Freddy Vs. Jason. Anyway it … Continue reading View from the Rental Counter: 1/21/05

Quick Takes: 1/21/05

Fantastic Four The official site has now "officially" launched with F4 content, including links to the trailer. Fox continues to make their trailers available in QuickTime. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The first poster for the Douglas Adams adaptation is now online. Can't help but dread this one for some reason. Herbie: Fully Loaded ComingSoon … Continue reading Quick Takes: 1/21/05

Movie Marketing Madness: Are We There Yet?

Ice Cube seems to idolize Eddie Murphy. That’s the only explanation I can think of for his career track in movies. He starts off in the successful and well received "Boyz N the Hood", moves on through "Friday" and its two sequels and then starts doing over the top action vehicles like "Torque" mixed with … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Are We There Yet?

View from the Rental Counter: 1/18/05

Didn't do one of these last week. My bad. Mainstream Catwoman MPAA: PG-13 (action/violence and sensuality) Budget: $85M Gross: $40M Market: Surf on over to FilmThreat for my full column on this one. This is the type of movie that will likely find a bigger audience on DVD than it did in theaters as its … Continue reading View from the Rental Counter: 1/18/05

Movie Marketing Madness: Elektra

Jennifer Garner is hot. Jennifer Garner looks really hot while kicking ass.The first statement above is an empirical truism. The second statement is something we have all come to learn through three seasons of “Alias” and from watching 2003’s big-screen adaptation of Daredevil. In that she was but a supporting character, second-fiddle billing-wise to Ben … Continue reading Movie Marketing Madness: Elektra

Quick Takes: 12/6/05

Catching up on things from the last few weeks so this is going to be a long one. May want to settle in with a cup of coffee. Sin City The new trailer is up at Yahoo! Movies and has immediately put this one on my "To See In 2005" list. ComingSoon was given high-res … Continue reading Quick Takes: 12/6/05

View from the Rental Counter 1/4/05

Mainstream Troy MPAA: R (violence and some sexuality) Budget: $185M Gross: $133M Market: Did you enjoy the other 17 sword and sandal epics that included thousands of CGI arrows flying through the sky? Are you a woman (or a man) who enjoys seeing guys like Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana all sandy and … Continue reading View from the Rental Counter 1/4/05