Movie Review: The Last Airbender (C-)

By DAN VINTON If there’s one thing The Last Airbender does well, it proves any mystique surrounding M. Night Shaymalan is gone. With this coffin-bound nail, all residual goodwill The Sixth Sense director retained from followup successes like Unbreakable, Signs and even the creepy but fatally flawed The Village has been throttled by his is own hands. Shaymalan’s latest, (based on the 2005-2008 Nickelodeon cartoon series I’ve never seen), builds a likable, tactile, genuinely fascinating and lushly art-directed world of

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Trailer Tuesday: Little Fockers Looks Focking Funny

When Little Fockers, the third film in the Meet the Parents series, hits theaters on December 22, 2010, six years will have passed since we last saw Gaylord  “Greg” Focker (Ben Stiller) and his arch nemesis/father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro), go toe-to-toe on the big screen. Little Fockers is the next logical step in the Focker trilogy and, as the title suggests, the story revolves around Greg and Pam (Teri Polo) trying to raise their five year-old twins. All

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Predators Redband Trailer Suggest Oodles of Gore and Lots of Lame

Predators was a movie I was looking forward to watching this July, but somewhere between the vagina-mouthed baddies releasing a heard of the oily dogs from Avatar – this time juiced with rabies and clam cave maws – and the whole The Most Dangerous Game: Alien Style story foundation has my enthusiasm meter scraping rock bottom. Will I see it? You bet your juicy booty I will. This could be good, so I’ll give it a shot, but considering Robert

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Summer will End on a High Note with Piranha 3D

There’s a new poster out for Piranha 3D and the sheer silliness of the artwork makes me giddy for August 20th, and, ironically, the 3D format. Batshit crazy fish with razor sharp teeth jumping off the screen and in my face is what 3D was made for and belays the gimmicky foundation of the technology. I’m excited for this movie and I think the movie should be a nice capstone to the so-so summer of 2010. Check out the full-sized

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Actress with Terrible Name Joins Fright Night Remake

This post has less to do with some actress whose last name is another word for farting and more about the remake of Fright Night, a beloved movie of my 1980s teenagehood. In case you missed it, DreamWorks is overseeing the Fright Night remake (due in theaters October 2011) and has already cast Colin Farrell (Crazy Heart), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Toni Collette (The United States of Tara), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass) David Tennant (Doctor Who) and, of course, Imogen

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Trailer Tuesday: The Green Hornet

I know absolutely zip about The Green Hornet and what I do know comes from our good friends at Wikipedia. From what I gather The Green Hornet, aka Britt Reid, has been around since the 1930s and originally debuted as a radio program. Basically before there was Batman (1939), there was The Green Hornet (1936), but instead of being a billionaire playboy like Bruce Wayne, Britt Reid is a newspaper publisher by day and a vigilante ass kicker at night,

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Trailer Tuesday (Thursday Bonus!): Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

If there’s anything summer 2010 movies have been severely lacking, it’s fun and originality.  Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (based on the comic of the same name) wants to change all that. Michael Cera– whose one-note falsetto, whispered shtick is one I’m not quite tired of yet– is Scott Pilgrim, a dude who meets the girl of his dreams and is subsequently tasked with knocking her seven evil exes the crap out… in amplified video game/comic book style. The fact

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Trailer Tuesday: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

I like Nic Cage. I really do. He is definitely one of Hollywood’s most eclectic talents. I also enjoy Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina. Baruchel’s work in Knocked Up and Tropic Thunder were hilarious and I thought he was solid as the voice of Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon. As for Molina, well, can you think of a better comic book villain (besides Heath Ledger) than his Doc Ock in Spiderman 2? Probably not. Yet with all The

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Movie Review: The A-Team (A)

Every autumn for the last four years, Dan and I, along with our pal Nick, head up to Garden City, Utah – home of Utah’s Bear Lake – and spend a weekend inhaling everything and anything bad for your body, including Doritos, cinnamon rolls, bacon, M&Ms, Swedish fish, soda, Oreos, Nutter Butters, hamburgers, fries, pizza and anything else in sight that’s chocked full of sugar. This three day culinary orgy is affectionately called “Mankend” and is punctuated by an afternoon

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The A-Team Movie Review (Dan’s Take) B+

With childhood nostalgia anchored firmly in the 80s, I’m a prime target for Hollywood’s recent nostalgia sweep. Thanks to a raging ego, contrarianism and a cold black heart however, I’m a hard sell– or like to think I am. I tend to like 80s nostalgia planted firmly in the 80s- big hair, fluffy innocence, original charm and all. And while we here at AATM are never against a remake/reboot, oftentimes they’re thin rehashes that rely on name brand only and

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