Sorry, Sam, but “Slither” beat you to the punch
Everybody here at Premium Hollywood has had their say about the upcoming release of Sam Jackson’s “Snakes on a Plane,” including me, but with this weekend’s release of the James Gunn horror-comedy “Slither,” it looks like “SoaP” can no longer be called the next great cult film. It isn’t just the audiences that are loving it either. The film currently has an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes (out of 65 reviews). “Slither” is everything that fanboys could only hope “SoaP” is, but with five more months to wait until it’s theatrical release, you might as well check out “Slither” in the meantime.
Also out this week: two horrible sequels (“Ice Age 2” and “Basic Instinct 2“), as well as a yet another urban rap drama (“ATL”). Seriously, how many more of these shitty movies are they going to make?
“How YOU doin’?”
Joey Tribbiani is back on the market. Matt LeBlanc and his wife of three years, Melissa McKnight, are getting divorced. Between this and his doomed sitcom, poor Joey is just not having a good year.
Of course, if you follow the link, you’ll see that LeBlanc and McKnight were first introduced by one Lou Diamond Phillips. Phillips, you may recall, is best known not for his work in “La Bamba,” but for marrying a woman who eventually left him for female rocker Melissa Etheridge. Thus, perhaps not altogether the best possible judge of women, that Lou.
If you think you have too much time on your hands…
…then you haven’t yet met Jeff Jensen, of Entertainment Weekly, because he clearly blows you away.
Actually, no, he doesn’t…because he gets paid to do stuff like, say, watch this week’s episode of “Lost”…and if you haven’t, then you might want to stop reading right now…then take a screen capture of the map Locke found and study it way more than you or I probably would.
But, hey, that works out nicely, because you can enjoy his observations and theories right here without having to do all the hard work.
Speed of lightning, roar of thunder…
…fighting those who rob or plunder.
Of whom do I speak…? Why, Underdog, of course.
It’s hard to get but so psyched at the idea of a live-action “Underdog” movie, just because the odds are that it’s only going to sully the reputation of a perfectly good cartoon, but now that “Station Agent” star Peter Dinklage has signed on to play evil bastard Simon Bar Sinister…
…well, it does up its chances of being watchable by a considerable amount.
The More You Know…
Did anybody else happen to catch the mockcommercials on NBC tonight featuring the cast of “The Office”? I nearly missed them while speeding through the other stupid ads (i heart TiVo), but was lucky enough to see them all; there was even one that aired during “My Name Is Earl.” Originality: this is exactly why the series is doing as well as it is. NBC has definitely got something here. Maybe next week we’ll see the cast of “Scrubs” doing fake PSA’s of their own. We can only hope.