Pain & Gain stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. So Screen Junkies sent an amateur interviewer who is The Rock’s biggest fan to interview the stars. Paramount’s head of marketing said it was the worst interview she’s ever seen in the history of her career. What do you think?
Life of Pi isn’t a comedy. Yes, FunnyFixx usually sticks to funny vids to make you laugh. Today we’re featuring a gorgeous trailer to make you think. Life of Pi is hypnotic. You must see Ang Lee’s newest film on the big screen before it’s only on the little screen. The cinematography is jaw-droppingly spectacular. So it the story, sound, acting and directing. Expect lots of Oscar noms.
Opening this weekend in limited release: CALIFORNIA SOLO starring the amazing Robert Carlyle.
Here’s the story:
Lachlan MacAldonich is former Britpop rocker who has settled into a comfortably numb existence in farm country just outside Los Angeles. By day, he works on an organic farm and travels regularly to the citys farmers’ markets to sell produce. By night, he retreats to his crummy apartment to record “Flame-Outs,” his podcast that recounts the tragic deaths of great musicians. The only spark in his humdrum existence is Beau, a lovely struggling actress and amateur chef who frequents the Silver Lake farmers’ market.
One night, Lachlan gets pulled over for a DUI, a charge that dredges up his past drug offense and threatens him with deportation. Lachlan’s only hope of staying in the U.S. is proving that his removal would cause “extreme hardship” to a U.S. citizen spouse or relative. Lachlan contacts his estranged ex-wife and daughter, raising past demons that he must finally confront.
See what happens when Batman tries to use his Apple Maps App to navigate Gotham on his way to save Rachel in The Dark Knight? SPOILER ALERT: He runs into some trouble. If you have a new iPhone, you know what I mean.
Based in San Diego’s indie music and art scene, I AM NOT A HIPSTER features original song performances and explores what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy. It’s one of the Official Selection films for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that runs until January 29.
The soundtrack will be released later this year and features recordings of performances from the film, as well as songs from these San Diego artists: Black Mamba,
Cuckoo Chaos and The Donkeys.
Opening this weekend in theaters throughout the U.S.: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN.
Looks like terrific animation and CGI. But can’t Hollywood come up with a more interesting trailer? Stop recycling tired V.O. (voice over) like: “___fill in the blank___ years ago a power that could have changed the course of history was lost,” “generations have searched for it,” “the ship was carrying a secret cargo,” “but no one has found a clue…” “UNTIL NOW!” Oh, snore.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson, it’s “a race against evil,” “a world beyond imagination,” and “an adventure beyond belief.” What a surprise!
The film is rated PG for for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking. OMG. What is the world coming to?
Voices by Andy Serkis (Gollum in Lord of the Rings series) and Daniel Craig.
Opening this weekend in theaters throughout the U.S.: MONEYBALL!
The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Starring Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Opening in limited release in the U.S.: From Prada to Nada. This looks like a jewel of an indie film. It’s a contemporary, Latina version of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Sense and Sensibility.” A whimsical spin on Austen’s original, From Prada to Nada follows two spoiled sisters when they are left penniless after the sudden death of their father. Forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles, this is a fish-out-of-water story where the girls ultimately find romance, as well as a love for their culture. Director: Fina Torres. Writer: Fina Torres, Luis Alfaro.
Cast: Wilmer Valderrama, Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Nicholas D’Agosto, Adriana Barraza, Kuno Becker.