The New Moon Juggernaut Keeps Rolling

Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the New Moon train is rolling at full steam the last two weeks and, by all accounts, shouldn’t slip from the top spot until possibly December 11, when Disney’s The Princess and The Frog opens wide. For now, The Twilight Saga: New Moon has earned at hearty $230,947,696 domestically, making it the sixth highest grossing movie of 2009. Back to The Princess and The Frog – if early reviews are any indication,

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Happy Turkey Day: Andy’s Thanksgiving Entertainment Thank You

Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers of! Here are a few things I’m thankful for by way of entertainment this holiday season. How about you? What has the movies, TV, books or video games given you that makes you feel thankful in 2009? Blu-ray You know Blu-ray is dreamy and awe-inspiring when everything, including movies without special effects and explosions, look absolutely magnificent in the crisp, clear, vibrant goodness that is 1080p. I was reminded of this when I

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Denzel Looking Apocalypticly Bad Ass in New Eli Poster

Apocalypticly isn’t a word, but this is a blog, so AP style, Strunk and White and my sixth grade English teacher can all suck it. Behold the newest poster for Denzel Washington’s new film, The Road The Book of Eli.  Dan picked this as his Trailer Tuesday back in July and while the trailer wasn’t anything spectacular, I’m starting to warm to the idea of Denzel and Gary Oldman going toe-to-toe in this post-apocalyptic action movie from the Hughes Brothers

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Shrek Forever After Trailer in Front of Avatar

DreamWorks Animation is going to try and squeeze another dollar-flavored drip of ogre milk from the Shrek teat this May with Shrek Forever After. All of us will get an early sniff of Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Puss (Antonio Banderas), Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and Shrek (Mike Myers) when the teaser trailer debuts in front of Avatar on December 18th. Shrek Forever After reunites the entire gaggle of fairytale creatures from the last three movies, as well as introducing Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn),

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Another ‘Meh’ Poster for The Lovely Bones

As I have said many times before on, The Lovely Bones is one of my favorite novels of all-time. When it was announced Peter Jackson was directing, I did a little Hobbit Jig of Joy. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong are fantastic movies, so I wholeheartedly trust Jackson with this novel I hold dear. But my Sixth Sense of Cinematic Doom has been at DEFCON 1 after seeing the how and what of The Lovely Bones marketing

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Up Ties Some Loose Ends

Up is one of the year’s best. The movie runs the smorgasbord of emotions and themes– and while I’ve heard that criticized as a soft attempt to break through the live-action Best Picture barrier while pacifying the masses with fun (IE- a movie that’s not too thought-provoking), I say stop being so cynical. Not everything has to be an exercise in existential misery wallowing. In the mean time, Pixar’s released an animated short from the world of Up.  The short

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Trailer Tuesday (Dan’s Pick): Up In The Air

Jason Reitman, director of Thank You for Smoking and Juno, is batting 1000. If early reviews for his next (Up In The Air) hold true, that’s not about to change. Set in the world of airports and the corporate jet-setters who call them home, Up in the Air explores the life of a corporate hack-man (played by the uncannily charming George Clooney)– a guy who embodies the position based on his complete lack of roots to anything but himself and

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Trailer Tuesday: Grown Ups

I simply have no words for how massively brainless and regurgitated Grown Ups looks from the trailer below. Adam Sandler and I aren’t on speaking terms after last summer’s pooptastic, Funny People, so there is no way he’s going to redeem this sinking ship. Frankly, this is like an all-star lineup of comedy has-beens, especially with Schneider and Spade.  I’m sure there are a few giggles here and there, but considering this movie is directed by Dennis Dugan (The Benchwarmers,

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Memo to Vince Horiuchi: New Star Trek is a Good Thing

To: Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune’s Resident “Village Vidiot” From: Andy Morgan, Inventor of Awesome Subject: Set Phasers to Dumb for Trek Vince, Vince, Vince. Sigh. Remember when you wrote this in the Salt Lake Tribune last Monday, November 16th? Director J.J. Abrams goes where no Trekkie has gone before by “re-imagining” the classic 1960s series Star Trek as a bombastic, action-packed, Star Wars-esque — and ultimately dumbed-down — movie that is anything but true Trek. The original crew of

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