Not only have Flight of the Conchords officially landed, they’ve made quite the imprint on recent pop culture. The musically comedic duo has brought their unique style of self-deprecating humor all the way from New Zealand over to the states. They’ve had a successful half-hour HBO comedy special, which ultimately led to two full seasons of their own television series on the same network. They’ve won a Grammy and are continuing to watch their careers skyrocket, including an appearance on the upcoming season of The Simpsons (which is a sure sign that you’ve made it). On top of all that, they have recently released Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection on DVD. Hit the jump to check out my full review of this mutli-disc DVD set:
Friday Night Lights has proven to be the Little Engine that Could. The show recently finished airing its fourth season and a fifth is on the way in October. The upcoming season will be its last, but the fact that the show has pushed on for so long, despite its lack of success with ratings, seems to say something about its quality. The fourth season was just released on DVD and you can check out my full review of it after the jump:
We live in a society driven by greed, jealousy, and the constant desire to be the biggest and the best. Sometimes we lose sight of what’s really important while in the process of trying to obtain such a ranking. The Joneses, starring David Duchovny and Demi Moore, takes a look at that superficiality and delivers an interesting spin on it. My full review of The Joneses on DVD after the jump:
The cop drama is certainly no stranger to Hollywood and Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day, is certainly no stranger to cop dramas. Although Brooklyn’s Finest has its similarities to Training Day, as far as corruption within the law goes, it seems to focus more on the struggles that take place within each of the main characters.
With a cast list that includes Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes, you might think this film was released sometime in the 1990s, but hit the jump to see if these guys have still got what it takes in 2010 and for my entire review of Brooklyn’s Finest on DVD:
Based on all of the Comic-Con coverage you’ve read here on Collider, you should know by now that there are millions of reasons to make it out to Comic-Con if you ever get the chance. You get the opportunity to interact with all of your favorite and most beloved fictional characters, as well as all of the people responsible for bringing them into your lives.
And without a doubt, the most beloved fictional character of all time is Pacey Witter of Dawson’s Creek. Which is why, if you were present at Comic-Con this year, you may have noticed another convention overshadowing it. The people over at FunnyOrDie and actor Joshua Jackson have provided a very special behind-the-scenes look at the magic that made Pacey-Con 2010 the incredibly popular event that it was. It’s almost as if people forgot that Comic-Con was even in town. With any luck, Joshua Jackson will move forward with a Charlie Conway-Con in 2011. Hit the jump to check out the pure comedic brilliance.
The show that was originally cancelled after its third season has just released its 8th DVD set. Family Guy has clearly moved on from its original demise and solidified its place in pop culture as it currently makes its way into its 9th season. By now, if you aren’t familiar with the Griffin Family and their loveable political incorrectness, then you probably don’t understand half of the things your friends are saying in conversations around you. Run out now, buy the first seven volumes on DVD, lock yourself in your room for a few days, catch up with the rest of the world, then hit the jump to find out if you should check out Family Guy – Volume 8:
With the success of last year’s Star Trek, Chris Pine has become a hot commodity in Hollywood. So it should come as no surprise that the straight-to-DVD film, Small Town Saturday Night uses both “Chris Pine from Star Trek” and “original song ‘Someday Came Today’ by Chris Pine” as promotional tools on the DVD cover. In fact, since a straight to DVD release is never actually a good sign for a film, they might have been better off renaming the movie: Chris Pine Chris Pine just so people might actually go ahead and check it out. Find out if the film is even worth checking out after the jump:
After months of rumors, speculation, and news coverage regarding who will be taking over the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the reboot of the franchise, it’s starting to sound like Sony’s Columbia Pictures will be making their decision real soon.
As we recently reported, both Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) were added to the list of contenders. Now, a report from Deadline reveals that studio decision makers spent Friday reviewing the screen tests of most of the actors who are finalists for the much coveted role. Hit the jump to find out which actors had their screen tests viewed and also for a bit more on the current state of production.
The gods are becoming an increasingly dominant force at the box office. Clash of the Titans was a box office success and a sequel is on the way. Immortals with Mickey Rourke is currently in production. And of course, we’re all looking forward to seeing Chris Hemsworth as the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, on the big screen in 2011. However, it was Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief that had an early advantage on Hollywood’s resurrection of the gods.
Released in theaters earlier this year, The Lightning Thief is the first film based on the popular young adult novel series by author, Rick Riordan, and will be released on DVD on June 29, 2010. My review of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief after the jump:
Tom Cruise as Les Grossman was easily the best part of Tropic Thunder. And that’s saying a lot. Tom Cruise as Les Grossman was easily the best part of last night’s MTV Movie Awards. Which isn’t saying much.
So, is the world ready for even more Les Grossman? Tom Cruise may be working on bringing everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed studio honcho back to the big screen in his very own movie. Fresh off the high from his performance with Jennifer Lopez at the MTV Movie Awards, Cruise told E! “We’re working on it. Yup, we’re working on it.”
Whether he was being completely serious or not has yet to be determined, but we’ll keep you posted if we hear any more news in regards to the project.
What do Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Jay Baruchel, one of the founding members of Oasis, FIFA World Cup, and Star Wars all have in common?
Not a whole lot really. But with the 2010 FIFA World Cup about to kick off, they can all be found in an entertaining new spot for Adidas Originals from the brilliant minds over at Lucasfilm. The ad brings together the above, plus a few others (including Daft Punk and Ciara), to one of the most famous bars in movie history: The Mos Eisely Cantina. Hit the jump to check out the ad and to learn how Lucasfilm brought it to life.
I left my cell phone at home the other day by accident. It took only twenty minutes before I started to panic and feel completely disconnected from the world around me. We, as a society, have become entirely dependent on technology to help us continue to survive. We have forgotten the basics that got us to where we are now.
Survivors, a remake of the popular 70s post-apocalyptic British television series, shows us what might happen if we were forced back to square one: A world without electricity, food production, or water. As the title suggests, the show follows a group of people who have managed to survive a worldwide influenza pandemic that has wiped out most of humanity. My review of the first two seasons (and, due to its recent cancellation, the entire series) of BBC’s Survivors on DVD after the jump:
The first trailer for Going the Distance, starring real life on and off again-ers Justin Long and Drew Barrymore, is making its rounds online. The romantic comedy follows the story of a summer fling that extends into a full-on long distance relationship.
Not exactly your cup of tea? Give it a shot. I was about to turn off the trailer when Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) popped in and saved the day (pun intended. I apologize.). The film will be the first fictional feature by Oscar-nominated, documentary director Nanette Burstein (American Teen, The Kid Stays in the Picture) and has an excellent supporting cast including Day, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston, Jason Sudeikis, Jim Gaffigan, and Rob Riggle.
The film hits theaters on August 27th, 2010. Just in time for you to end your summer fling. Hit the jump for the full synopsis and to check out the trailer:
With what seems to be a trend with the people involved in the Transformers franchise, Shia LaBeouf is also reassuring audiences that Transformers 3 will be significantly more enjoyable than the second.
LaBeouf is currently at the Cannes Film Festival promoting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, but of course, he finds himself confronting Transformers 3 questions as well. THR reports that LaBeouf feels the third film will be the best one yet, focusing less on cheap action and more on the human element that made the first a success.
“When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did. There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.”
We’ll have to wait awhile for proof since Transformers 3 only begins production this month. Meanwhile, you’ll be able to catch LaBeouf in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps when it’s released on September 24, 2010.
Every now and then a truly inspirational film comes along that you just know will win the hearts of audiences everywhere. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say Rubber probably won’t make that list. Rubber is the story of a killer tire named Roberto who goes out for revenge against humans after discovering a pile of burning tires. I’ll give you a moment to finish laughing…
/Film reports that the 2nd film from director Quentin Dupieux (aka as Mr. Oizo in the electronic music community) is set to premiere as a special screening in the International Critic Week’s competition at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th. Dupieux also explains why he made the film, “I like the idea of doing a film on a living tire, with no narrative structure nor dramatic stakes. It’s possible! Also, The budget was very limited: I conceived the script, taking into account our means, and I like working like that a lot.”
Word on the street is Freddie Prinze Jr. has already contacted Roberto the tire for some tips on how to be a believable actor. Check out the teaser trailer for Rubber after the jump: