While Hill, writer Michael Bacall and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller want to spoof cop procedurals, they also want to make an actual cop-action film. That blend of comedy and action is a tough one, almost as tough as romantic comedy.
For movie dialogue to be memorialized it needs, first and foremost, to be short -- short enough to be easily recalled and repeated (which is unfortunate because that's going to leave some very clever material at the starting gate).
There is a copious amount of controversy surrounding a video that actor Johnny Depp has helped put out recently. But what's the big deal?
China will not easily capture hearts and minds. They will be an economic superpower only. The Chinese are ethnocentric and in large ways and small, an instinct to narrowly defend interests can be off putting.
The Rum Diary is veteran English writer-director Bruce Robinson's wild and wonderful first new feature in twenty years (!), as well as his explosive adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's very early, long-unpublished novel.
Dreamworks seems to have paid a price for their risky release date, as Puss in Boots debuted with a comparatively soft $34 million over the weekend. We'll find out for sure on Monday if it broke the Halloween opening weekend record.
For me, the best part of this meandering cartoon movie is a sight gag with Depp's Paul Kemp riding atop his sidekick photographer Bob Sala (Michael Rispoli) in an open vehicle, up and down, up and down over cracked cobblestones on bumpy streets.
The Rum Diary is like a lengthy drinking binge of a movie: It's fun for a while, seems to offer more meaning than it actually does -- and leaves you wishing it hadn't ended so badly.
It is a pleasure to see Johnny Depp in Rum Diary a film of substance. Finally Depp is without his black pirate eye makeup though he wears shades a go...
The $5 million film grossed a massive $54 million this weekend, which is a 35% jump from Paranormal Activity 2's $40.6 million opening this time last year.
Scream queen Jewel Shepard, best known for her roles in the 1985 classic Return of the Living Dead and the goofy Party Camp is battling invasive breast cancer.
If you had asked Kevin McNally back in 2002 (when he auditioned for the role of Joshamee Gibbs in The Curse of the Black Pearl) if he thought that Pirates of the Caribbean would spawn a top grossing film series, he'd have laughed in your face.
How dare you compare yourself to real rape victims in your new Vanity Fair cover story? Women who are raped suffer real terror, physical violence and injuries. You haven't.
Scene Four: Satiated by wine and cicchetti, it was time for dinner. We hopped on our speedboat and off we went.
Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.
The world is full of bad ideas -- and the entertainment industry is no exception. It's also filled with people who don't recognize them as such.