Do you ever see a movie, then years later see it again and you realize a lot of your memory of it was wrong? I ask not because a reassessment of Short Circuit revealing that a remake isn't really that tragic, but because that's how it just was for me, watching this trailer to War Inc. I swear to you, when I saw this a decade ago, it was set in Michigan, and was called Grosse Pointe Blank! Where did all this political stuff come from?! And I would have sworn Minnie Driver was the love interest, not Marisa Tomei--and that Hilary Duff was far too young to play a legal lust object. But since everything else is the same, I'll have to just attribute this one to bad memory. Weird!
Aw, who am I kidding. Cusack, you old dog, you've charmed me again with your lovable everyman of a hitman. When can I get my ticket?
How often I've watched CNN--during the hypothetical times between celebrity gossip and Nancy Grace when they have relevant news--and thought, man, if only we could somehow insert John Cusack's character from Gross Pointe Blank into this Iraq situation, along with Hilary Duff do... / Continue →
TSA invasiveness gags? Hits to the testicles? "Old people don't get technology" jokes? The supporting cast of a nearby, alternate universe's Meet the Fockers? All present in Parental Guidance, the new, heartfelt comedy that stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as married olds t... / Continue →
To look at the marketing material thus far, you'd be forgiven for thinking The Dictator was entirely about Sacha Baron Cohen doing a misogynistic Triumph the Insult Comic Dog impression from beneath regalia and a fake beard (and occasionally making Ryan Seacrest cry). The movie... / Continue →