Dave Davis


I guess I’m the closest thing CHUD has to the resident Michael Bay apologist. Devin unwaveringly supports Woody Allen, Nick is relentless in defending the collected works of Craig R. Baxley, and I’ll stand by Bay’s aggressively energetic movies as the shamelessly idiotic entertainment they strive to be. Bay seems to be slightly maturing as … Continue reading


I bet you clicked on this Penelope Cruz interview thinking it would be a preview of her upcoming big budget Hollywood action/adventure Sahara. Well, nyah nyah, now you have to read about a foreign art film. Okay, I got in a couple Sahara questions too, but we’ll get Cruz again in a couple weeks. The … Continue reading


Rank Title WeekendGross CumulativeGross Weeks in Release 1 The Pacifier $30,200,000 $30,200,000 1 2 Be Cool $23,500,000 $23,500,000 1 3 Hitch $12,500,000 $138,300,000 4 4 Diary of a Mad Black Woman $12,000,000 $38,000,000 2 5 Million Dollar Baby $8,500,000 $76,900,000 12 6 Constantine $6,000,000 $60,600,000 3 7 Cursed $3,800,000 $15,200,000 2 8 Man of the … Continue reading


Not many tough guys would be so comfortable poking fun at their personas, but The Rock goes all out. In Be Cool, he lets himself get beaten up, he plays his trademark eyebrow gesture as a ridiculous mockery, and he plays gay. He commits to it with no fear, and ends up adding depth to … Continue reading


We don’t usually get to see Joan Allen in a starring role. There’s only really been The Contender. Otherwise it’s been supporting roles in films like The Notebook, The Bourne Supremacy and Face/Off. Even big roles in Pleasantville and The Ice Storm cast her as an equal part in a big ensemble. The Upside of … Continue reading


In the big-budget MGM flick Into the Blue, vacant fast-and-furious prettyboy Paul Walker and his gal, the dangerously hot Jessica Alba, play a pair of undersea divers (but doesn’t wood float?) who find a sunken ship full of valuable goodies.  On the nearby ocean floor is a wrecked plane, and a full cargo of high-quality … Continue reading


Now that he’s already twice ridden with his modern-day outlaws in the Ocean’s gang, Brad Pitt will change it up when he straps on the spurs and sixguns to tell the umpteenth story of notorious desperado Jesse James. Pitt, who’s surprisingly never appeared in a Western (and no, Legends of the Fall doesn’t count), will … Continue reading


While the X-Files TV series lives on only in syndication and DVD, only the occasional mutterings of another movie give fans hope for another serving of their favorite basement-dwelling oddity-hunting FBI agents. While presenting at the Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this week, David Duchovny stated that he’d recently spoken to the show’s creator Chris Carter … Continue reading


Filmmaker/beardfan Steven Spielberg has long been planning a story of United States 16th president (#1 in tallness) Abraham Lincoln, but is apparently now getting serious about putting the lanky emancipator’s story on film. Who does he like for the part? Spielberg was obviously impressed by Qui-Gon Jinn’s impressive Jedi whiskers, and is looking to put … Continue reading


This is really something more appropriate for my Underground column, but considering the frequency of those and the paltry trickle of news this week, I figured I’d toss it up before it slipped my mind in the span until the next edition of my column is vomited from my soul. Forget about Man’s Best Friend and C.H.O.M.P.S. … Continue reading