The Losers Movie Review (D)

When I was ten, I used to have a lot of imaginary adventures with my friends. Many times we’d be army guys, stuck in some impossible situation, fighting against overwhelming odds, and, I’m embarrassed to say, there was usually a lot of overacting along the way…enter The Losers. The latest movie by relatively unknown and unproven director Sylvan White, The Losers began in 1970 as a war comic set during WWII and then re-imagined in the ’90s with its heroes

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Star Wars Nerds Having Blu-gasms Over Boxed Set Talk

As much as I give the middle finger to the much-maligned Star Wars prequels, I won’t deny a soft spot in my heart for the universe George Lucas spawned in 1977. Despite Lucas’ best attempts, no amount of Jar Jar Binks silliness, wooden acting and Saturday Morning CGI could keep me from loving the original trilogy, specifically A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. This adoration for the galaxy far, far away is why I promise you I will

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From the Files of Blah: New Twilight Eclipse Trailer Online

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse got a brand new trailer today – unveiled on Oprah – and while there isn’t any “I’ll fight for you until your heart stops beating” lines of love from six-packed lycans, there are certainly enough WTF moments to cause the Twitarded folks to scratch their heads and drool, which means there is enough nerd candy for the Twihards to suck on until June 30. I count myself, luckily, as Twilight illiterate, so I honestly had no

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This Week’s DVD, Blu-ray and Cinema Offerings

It’s been slim pickings here at AATM review-wise for the last few weeks. Kick-Ass wasn’t screened for Utah-based critics and both Date Night and The Losers were screened during the day, which for two working-class stiffs like me and Dan is next to impossible to attend. At any rate and all excuses aside, here’s what you can look forward to this week: Opening in theaters on April 23: The Losers (PG-13) You can read Dan’s commentary on the poster here

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Trailer Tuesday: Beastly

You’d think with all the sunny weather we’ve had in Utah over the last two weeks I’d be doing cartwheels and salivating at the prospects of summer weather right around the corner. But no, I’ve been one cranky SOB and nothing is riling me up more than 2010’s summer movie slate. I’m fairly sure my must-see list can be counted on one hand and I’m similarly confident my must-miss list is overweight with moronic crap, like the trailer below for

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Trailer Tuesday: The Other Guys

I said on the radio last Friday this upcoming summer movie slate is going to suck the sweat of a dead man’s balls and I’m not budging from that stance. Still, there are some interesting specks of hope dotting the cinematic landscape from May to August. One of those is The Other Guys, directed and co-written by Adam McKay (the dude behind Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers), and stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne “Don’t Call

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Halo Movie “Happening” and I Don’t Give a Rat’s Ass

“We’re going to make a movie when the time is right.” Oh, boy, how many times have we heard this line in regards to the oft-anticipated, never-gonna-materialize Halo movie? So many times that I don’t believe anything that comes out of Frank O’ Connor’s mouth about a supposed movie, and frankly, at this point, I don’t give a rat’s ass. I’ve moved on. Halo can suck it. Instead, I’m pining for other video game movies. Like what you ask? I’ll

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The Losers is Confused and Likewise will Suck

Guess what movie is going to drop a little baby burp at the box office in a few weeks and then disappear into the underworld of inconsequential cinema? Not Furry Vengeance or The Back-up Plan, although those two abominations are deepfried in suck. No, I’m talking about The Losers. And why you might ask? Not because Hollywood is trying to force feed me Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Accidental Husband) as a leading man, or because I’m sick of seeing Chris

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Trailer Tuesday: The Expendables

Listen, I loved and still adore 80s action movies. You name it and I was a fan. Predator, Commando, Cobra, Rambo: First Blood Part II and Die Hard are just a few that come to mind. Each of these is tied to a distinct age and theatrical memory for me as a youngster. So much nostalgia exists in that genre for me you’d think I’d be doing cartwheels at the prospect of a grandiose cinematic mingling of 80s, 90s and

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Vince Horiuchi is Wrong Again, This Time About Rings Blu-ray

Back in November I wrote a memo to Salt Lake Tribune columnist Vince Horiuchi and flipped him the middle finger for crapping on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Much like Tyler Riggs, Mr. Horiuchi thumbed his nose at Abrams’ re-imagining and essentially said the new film spit a juicy Romulanian loogie at the “intelligent” Trek films of yore. Horiuchi was wrong back in November and he’s wrong again in April with his Viagra moment over the recently released Lord of the

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