'Get Smart' vs. 'The Love Guru'

81 comments on June 18, 2008 by Phil Contrino

By Phil Contrino It’s no secret that every weekend of the summer is full of big movies. Between juggernauts that have been out for weeks and are still doing well to new releases hitting theatres with publicity campaigns operating at full capacity. Every weekend brings with it the possibility of a record-breaking blockbuster and/or the occurrence of a dud. Yet in the past two weekends, the latest releases haven’t really hindered each other. Kung Fu Panda ...

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Reopening 'The X-Files'

24 comments on June 17, 2008 by Phil Contrino

By Chad Greene On The X-Files, whenever FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder wanted to talk to his secret informant, he had to use a couple strips of tape to make the mysterious man’s namesake letter, X, in the window of his apartment and hope for a prompt response. It is not that hard to get a hold of X-Files creator Chris Carter—a couple calls to the appropriate publicists will do the trick. But it is hard—downright impossible, in fact—to get the w...

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Video Games Gun For Theatres

109 comments on June 17, 2008 by Phil Contrino

By Adam Clement The flavor of the month (make that past few years) has no doubt stemmed from a geek fetish revolving around all things comic books. Many heroes have leapt from the page to the screen, capturing the attention of both fanboys and general audiences in the process. Now, with the goal of continuing its reach over the strongest target demographics, Hollywood has slowly and surely begun to increase its hold on another geek fetish: video games. Considering that th...

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Entering One-Hit Wonder Territory

180 comments on June 17, 2008 by Bob Garver

Most actors never have a great role. A lucky few have one great role after another. But some have ONLY one great role - even if they play it multiple times in sequels - and then their careers just fade away. Here is a look at ten actors from recent films who are likely to fit into the third category. Ben Barnes (a.k.a. Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ) Barnes' performance in the title role of Caspian has been met with criticism and the film itself has underperformed at the box office. Giving a mediocre performance in a film that doesn't catch on is a sure fire way to hinder a young career.

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