Chloe Moretz as The Hunger Games’ Katniss is a Bad Idea

About the only thing similar actress Chloe Moretz and The Hunger Games’ fictional Katniss Everdeen have in common is both have kicked a lot of ass and both have seen a boatload of blood. I’m referring, tounge-in-cheek, to Moretz’s performances as Hit Girl in last April’s Kick-Ass, as well as her role as the blood-thirsty, yet tender-hearted, vampire in Let Me In, opening this Friday. Those are the only similarities and if the rumors of Moretz being considered for the

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Gary Ross to be The Hunger Games Director?

It might not be Twilight or Harry Potter, but you have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of The Hunger Games. With Team Jacob and Team Edward on the backburner while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn simmers in Hollywood’s slow-cooker until November 2011, the movie version of Susan Collins’ popular young adult novels is gaining steam. It’s not recent news, but with some Hunger Games posts coming this week, why not kick it off with the most

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Trailer Tuesday: True Grit

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have produced some of the most enjoyable, an acclaimed films, of the last 25 years. From Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? to No Country for Old Men and Burn After Reading, the sibling’s eclectic directorial and storytelling sense is as wide as the subject matter they cover and as laser-focused as Hollywood’s best and brightest. You can imagine the giddiness, despite me never seeing the original (Shuuuuuun! Shuuuuuuun

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You Thoughtless Movie-Going Bastard!

Yeah, I do this all the freaking time, not only when I buy a ticket, but also when I buy goodies from concessions. I pay the nice person for my Diet Coke and Swedish Fish and they say, “Enjoy the show,” to which I reply, “You too!” And then I walk away shaking my head and they swipe the next person’s debit card thinking I’m a dumbass. Thanks to The Oatmeal for the cartoon.

Sexy Tron Poster Makes Me Want to Actually See Tron

Tron: Legacy is a movie I have zero interest in seeing this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jeff Bridges and I enjoy a fanciful romp through video game land as much as the next guy, but I fell asleep during the 1982 version and I’m anticipating I’ll do the same in 2010, especially with the craptastic 3D shoveled down my throat like some rancid cherry-on-top surprise. However, with that said, this poster, released to the people of

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Trailer Tuesday: Hereafter

Clint Eastwood turned 80 years-old in May and he might be, in his old age, one of the busiest men in Hollywood. If he’s not the busiest, then definitely he might be one of those most acclaimed filmmakers of the last decade. Think about it: Invictus, Gran Torino, Changeling, Letters from Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers, Million Dollar Baby, and Mystic River are highly acclaimed (and awarded) films in the last six years. But this should come at no

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Trailer Tuesday: The Repentance Edition

Well, this is akwaaaaaaard. Here I went on and on about never missing a Trailer Tuesday and now I’ve missed (GULP!) two! Things have been super slow at Andy at The, but I promise it’s only because I’ve been training for a marathon, which, I’m happy as hell to say, is now over. It was my fourth marathon and probably the hardest. Every single muscle below my junk hurts in the most horrendous way. But you didn’t come to

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Movie Review: The American (A)

The American is a masterful, intelligent movie built on the trust that director Anton Corbijn has in the audience’s brainpower. This well-placed faith allows us to peacefully enjoy the somber pacing and quiet details of The American, a far cry from most movies that force-feed viewers plot and character. In fact, watching The American is like reading literary fiction, particularly the kind that transports and leaves you feeling breathless. The portrait Corbijn paints is so vivid we can feel the

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Trailer Tuesday: 127 Hours

By ANDY MORGAN I’ve been battling the flu for the past two days, so this is another belated Trailer Tuesday post (I still haven’t missed one Trailer Tuesday and I won’t!), but I’ll be back to regular programming next week, I promise. The trailer I’m posting today is for Danny Boyle’s new movie, 127 Hours, starring James Franco, Kate Mara (schwing!), Amber Tamblyn and Lizzy Caplan. 127 Hours is the true story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber, who amputated

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James Cameron Should Shut His Piehole

By ANDY MORGAN I’m sure you’ve heard the brouhaha James Grumpypants Cameron started last week by dropping a Cleveland Steamer on the recently released Piranha 3D, whereupon one of the movie’s producers, Mark Canton, responded in kind today with a longwinded email that was equally douchetastic as Cameron’s verbal napalm in his interview with Vanity Fair. And while I’m not impressed with either man’s behavior, I’m going to single out James Cameron because he was the instigator. All of those

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