Q&A: Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins, Star Of The New Doc Call Me Lucky

Bobcat Goldthwait’s career as a director (Shakes the Clown, God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad) continues to reduce our memory of him as a comedian and actor (Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol). His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a… » 5/29/15 10:03am 5/29/15 10:03am

American Sniper Promotes Unrealistic Beauty Standards for Babies

Much has been made of American Sniper, the Oscar-nominated, Clint Eastwood smash about a Navy SEAL with boy-band good looks and the cunning mind of a serial killer. But thus far obscured in the meditative pieces from media thought leaders about "the thrilling anticipation of gunplay" and how it is "doing amazing… » 1/19/15 11:15am 1/19/15 11:15am

Here's What I Learned Watching FIFA's Incredible Propaganda Movie

Recently, soccer fans all over the world were impressed to learn that United Passions, a FIFA-financed movie about how wonderful FIFA is starring Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill, and Tim Roth, had pulled in $200,000 at the box office since it premiered at Cannes in May. This sum may be a bit less than the film's… » 10/10/14 3:45pm 10/10/14 3:45pm

Dredd Is The Second-Best Drug-Fortress Action Flick Ever

For reasons we may never understand, movie studios, in their infinite wisdom, often decide to drop two movies about the same thing at the same time. That's how we end up with dueling volcano-based disaster movies, giant-asteroid-based disaster movies, or Truman Capote biopics. But in 2012, we got supremely lucky. I… » 6/12/14 1:20pm 6/12/14 1:20pm