Movie News

We could simply cut and paste stories from Variety, but we don’t. We’re too amazing for that. We RETYPE articles from Variety…

TRAILER: ONG BAK

I’ll put it as simply as possible: if you’ve grown weary of all the exaggerated high-flying wire-fu and rubbery digital foolishness in action movies and just want to see old-school fighting and stuntmen being brutally punished in increasingly unnatural ways, you need to see the bone-crushing Thai martial arts flick Ong Bak.  Star Tony Jaa … Continue reading

PHOTO OF FLUX

Dear CHUD readers, this could well be one of the last times I update this site (stop cheering). This weekend I am flying to Berlin (the one in Germany) to visit the set of the feature film adaptation of Aeon Flux. I fear flying like a worm fears the early bird, and this will be … Continue reading

SMOKE UP FOR A SEQUEL

If you want to see a Harold and Kumar 2: Harold and Kumar Go to Amsterdam (where else?), you better buy the DVD. That’s going to be the deciding factor on a sequel, says director Danny Leiner. "That is the plan. The writers were hired to write that sequel. And I think it’s going to … Continue reading

HOORAY FOR AARON ECKHART

I count myself as a strident Aaron Eckhart partisan, and I wince when I look back at some of the roles he has taken in recent years. Suspect Zero alone is enough to give you the stigmata. In fact, a look at his CV (how British of me!) reveals that the guy hasn’t been in … Continue reading

LEAST LIKELY MOVIE TIE-IN EVER!

This gives me hope. Now I can resume praying by might nightstand for a line of Barfly action figures as well as the action playset for The Accused. There is a toy line coming for Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic The Warriors. I’m not just doing this news item as an opportunity to crack silly … Continue reading

THE MAN IN THE RUBBER MASK

Today’s edition of Entertainment Weekly will premiere a shot of Dr. Doom from the upcoming Fantastic Four film. This isn’t a publicity shot but an actual picture of the character as he appears in the film. I hate to pile onto this film – the last time I heard buzz this bad the killer bees … Continue reading

BAYWATCH FEVER?

I don’t even know how to respond to the news that Cabin Fever filmmaker Eli Roth is co-producing the Baywatch movie. I mean, I know enough about the film business (I think) to realize that not every producer on a project is actually doing much of anything behind the scenes, but from an interview with … Continue reading

V FOR VERY SOON TO FILM

How much does it suck that Alan Moore’s seminal graphic novel from twenty years ago, V for Vendetta, seems more relevant to us in America now then ever before? The story of an England that is under serious repression and the lone man who dresses up in a funny costume to battle the Thatcher-ite forces … Continue reading

SAY HALO, SAY GOODBYE

It’s a game beloved by CHUD honcho Nick Nunziata, the Atlanta contingent and a kazillion other gamers, but not me, who got bored halfway through the single-player game, have no interest in fighting others on 1/4th of my television, and feel first-person shooters are meant to be played with a mouse and keyboard instead of … Continue reading

SPIKE LEE TAPS NEO TO WATCH

Some time ago (aka last month) it was announced that Spike Lee would be doing a movie about African-American soldiers in Italy during WWII. At the time it seemed like that project would come before Spike could work on a James Ellroy film, The Night Watchman. Well, something happened somewhere in Hollywood and the Ellroy … Continue reading