By submitting 'Orange Is the New Black' as a comedy, Netflix got 5 nominations
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009
The last gasp of gimmick-horror auteur William Castle (who produced and co-wrote), Bug is an entertaining throwback to the mutant-monsters-amok theme of the 1950s (themselves throwbacks of another kind) that he found so profitable. The film stars Bradford Dillman as a kinder, gentler mad scientist who discovers the presence of a bizarre strain of mutant cockroach emerging from the earth after a severe earthquake. Although larger than the average beetle, the most disturbing aspect of the critters is their innate ability to ignite fires with their bodies -- a talent dramatically revealed after a few of the bugs crawl up a vehicle's tailpipe. When Dillman discovers that the creatures possess a group intelligence, he attempts to train and breed them -- which proves to be less than a good idea. In Castle's heyday, this would have proven an ideal theme for one of his patented gimmicks (perhaps having little rubber bugs drop from the ceiling onto unsuspecting patrons at appropriate moments), but director Jeannot Szwarc (who later helmed Jaws 2 and the hankie-fest Somewhere in Time) plays the story straight, with remarkably chilling results. This is also remarkably violent for a mainstream PG film (particularly in the scene where Bad Seed Patty McCormack's hair is ignited by the six-legged arsonists) with a downbeat ending typical of many horror movies of the '70s. ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009
Includes - Bring It On (2000), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Bring it On: Fight to the Finish (2009), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Bring It On The hard work, dedication, and personal politics behind "rah rah rah!" and "sis boom bah!" go under the microscope in this engaging teen comedy. Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) discovers that being captain of her San Diego high school's six-time championship-winning cheerleading squad is more complicated than she had imagined. Torrance's parents want her to spend more time on her homework, her boyfriend wants her to spend more time with him, and she learns that the squad's former captain stole some of their best routines from other teams -- and that Isis (Gabrielle Union), captain of a top squad at a crosstown, inner-city high school, plans to fight back this year. To make things worse, when one of the cheerleaders is injured, Torrance is forced to replace her with Missy (Eliza Dushku), a cynical new kid who is involved only because the school doesn't offer gymnastics. In the midst of this chaos, with the national championship around the corner, Torrance couldn't have picked a worse time to fall in love with Cliff (Jesse Bradford), a classmate who cares a lot more about punk rock than school spirit. Dunst trained with a cheerleading squad for her role, though a double performed the more complicated stunts. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Bring It On: All or Nothing The second direct-to-video sequel of the hit teen cheerleading film Bring It On, Bring It On: All or Nothing concerns one Britney Allen, who must make new friends when her rich family moves into less desirable environs. She attempts to make the cheerleading squad of her new school, but butts heads with the popular, manipulative girl who is the captain of the troupe. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide Bring it On: Fight to the Finish An East Los Angeles high school cheer squad captain finds her hopes of winning the upcoming Spirit Championships dashed when her mother remarries and their family relocates to Malibu, where the current cheer squad isn't quite up to snuff. With their fiery fusion of Latin and hip-hop moves, Lina Cruz (Christina Milian) and her best friends Gloria (Vanessa Born) and Treyvonetta (Gabrielle Dennis) are about to lead the East L.A. high school cheer squad to victory at one of the most prominent competitions in the nation. But just as the crew is about to take the world by storm, Lina's mother remarries and the family makes the move to Florida. Once there, Lina quickly realizes that the Malibu Vista High Sea Lions aren't anywhere near as talented as her old cheer squad. Now, in order to transform the Sea Lions into a championship team, Lina must teach them the moves needed to knock the award-winning Jaguar cheer squad and their trash-talking captain Avery (Rachele Smith) out of the top spot. When Lina and Avery's brother Evan (Cody Longo) become romantically involved, the competition between the two girls really begins to heat up. With the stakes higher than ever before, Lina hatches a scheme to take her team all the way to the top and prove that they have what it takes to become true champions. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Type: Event | Date: Friday, Feb 15, 2013
This new thriller aims to show us how we're all connected.
Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
NBC is sneak peeking this new comedy after "America's Got Talent."
Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
The comedy starts in earnest tonight.
Type: Event | Date: Saturday, Nov 13, 2010
Farewell, "Outlaw," we hardly knew ye.
Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010
It's Jimmy Smits' return to primetime (again)!
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010
Based on writer Tucker Max's own debauchery-driven memoirs
Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 21, 2013
Catching up with some capsule thoughts