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Movie Review: Entourage

Does Entourage, the TV show loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s life, translate well to the big screen after being a successful show for HBO? No, it does not. Apart from the absurd number of cameos, Entourage cannot stand out from the show, making it as un-cinematic as it can get.

Why do I think so? The movie starts with lengthy, slick and smoothly edited credits, which are the high mark of the entire  105 minutes. They promise a film with an energetic, exciting and fresh feel to it. Unfortunately, this is as far from the truth as possible. If this does not say enough about Entourage, read on.

Changing the aspect ratio does not necessarily mean you are making a film. You are still making a TV, just with a different frame. In order for it to be a film, you need at least a plausible plot. No such thing exists here. This is a pointless, directionless and painful to watch wet dream of how the movie industry works. No studio executive will give you $100 million and then not check out the daily footage. Yet, this is just one of the many wrong depictions of how Hollywood works.

Entourage has a plot that feels put together after hiring famous actors for cameos. It’s true, we get glimpses of Jessica Alba, Warren Buffett, T.I., Andrew Dice Clay to name a few. The movie begins with a party in Ibiza with Vince and his buddies because he has gotten his marriage annulled after just south of ten days. They talk to Arri, the now studio head who is the best character between them with only Eric getting close to being interesting and relatable. Vince has directed a film — although he has no idea how to — and he needs some more money in order to add the finishing touches. From there, Arri has to go and beg for more money in Texas from the investor, who insists that his son will go with Arri in L.A. to see how the film is going. However, Vince is reluctant to show the movie before it is fully finished and the far-fetched thing is that a studio head would agree. Vince organises a screening at Turtle’s house. From there he cancels the screening and later ends up giving Arri a DVD. From then on the movie gets duller.

The supporting characters are allowed to have a bit more of storyline and space to breathe. Eric, for example, ends up in an interesting situation after banging a couple of chicks in one day. Jerry Ferrara’s Turtle gets into some interesting relationship with Ronda Rousey, though she’s so underused. There is an overly dramatic moment when we find out why the Texas spoiled child will not give Arri the money.

On the whole, Entourage is not a film worth your while at the cinema, but it is one of those films you could rent on iTunes if it gets to .99 cents. It is a movie you could enjoy if there is nothing on TV but it. Though there it will indistinguishable from the TV show.

 

Rating: 6.5/10

Rent at 99c. or watch on TV

Director – Doug Ellin
Starring –  Adrian GrenierKevin ConnollyJerry Ferrara
Rated – R
Run Time – 105 minutes

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer #2 Releases Online!

Marvel just posted their full Trailer #2 for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This trailer features some new shots and scenes not previously revealed. Hulkbuster vs Hulk fight, Andy Serkis’s mystery character, and the return of Nick Fury are among the notable aspects in this trailer.

Watch it below:

That background music gets me every time.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Box Art Revealed

1000427919BRDLEFO_14cd592Warner Bros. has revealed the box art for January’s Justice League Throne of Atlantis. The movie sees The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

Check out the trailer below and box art above left and you can click it to get a better look!

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here, and I’m heading to the Small Press Expo!

Around the Tubes

Spinoff Online – ‘Venom’ Director Explains His Vision For the ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff – Anyone want to see this?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Archer & Armstrong #24

Talking Comics – Batman: Futures End #1

CBR – Copperhead #1

Talking Comics – Copperhead #1

Comic Vine – Copperhead #1

Talking Comics – Death of Wolverine #2

Comic Vine – Hawkeye #20

CBR – Superman Unchained #8

A New Trailer for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.

The movie hits theaters August 22, 2014.

SDCC 2013: Tom Hiddleston as Loki

SDCC 2012 – Com.x’s Seeds to Be Made into Animated Feature Film

Today, Com.x is announcing their partnership with Space Age Films to make Ross Mackintosh‘s debut graphic novel, Seeds, into an animated film. The book has garnered much praise in both the US and UK since its release in 2011, and tells the story of Ross’ relationship with his terminally ill father.

Cancer has affected almost everyone in some way or another – our company’s inner circle included. We hoped that such a book might provide some modicum of comfort and support to others touched by this tragic disease, and portion of the book’s royalties will be going to Cancer charities in both the US and UK. We’ll now be able to bring Ross’ story to a wider audience via film.

You can catch Com.x at San Diego Comic-Con, booth #1734.

Soundgarden’s Song From The Avengers

It’s been quite a while since we heard a new song from Soundgarden, but looks like they brought the band back together just in time to contribute to the soundtrack of this summer’s movie, The Avengers.  Here’s a tease of the new song.

The Avengers Trailer

Lots of action? Check.  People posing? Check.  NIN soundtrack?  Check.  Is it a good sign I was giggling like a school child? The Avengers hits theaters next May.

Altoona, PA Sells Town Naming Rights To Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock!

Official Press Release

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ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA SELLS TOWN NAMING RIGHTS TO FILMMAKER MORGAN SPURLOCK  

City To Be Re-Named: POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania   

ALTOONA, PA, April 14, 2011- Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and his production company Warrior Poets have finalized a deal to purchase the naming rights for the city of Altoona, Pennsylvania, it was announced today. The city’s new name, POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, will be effective on April 27, 2011 for 60 days and will be commemorated during a proclamation ceremony to be held at City Hall (130112th Street) at 1PM that afternoon. The ceremony will be followed by a special screening of Spurlock’s new “doc-buster” film “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” at the Jaffa Shrine on Broad Avenue in the city formerly known as Altoona.

After an exhaustive search, the city of Altoona was selected by Spurlock because it is “a shining example of struggling cities all across America.” The money received by the city for the naming rights will be designated to the City of Altoona Police Department.

Spurlock’s new film “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” is a boundary-pushing exploration of the worlds of product placement, marketing and advertising. The film was fully financed by sponsorship deals documented and arranged by Spurlock throughout the course of the shoot. The film, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, opens in limited release on April 22, 2011 and will expand across the country in the following weeks.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the shifting tide of business in America than by purchasing the naming rights to Altoona.

For the next 60 days, POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania will be the most clever example of how an American city is marketing itself today,” Spurlock said.

“Altoona has a rich history and a great story to tell.

Morgan is giving us a platform to show the world the hidden treasure found in the Altoona community,” says Altoona Mayor Bill Schirf. “Clearly, the people of Altoona have a sense of humor…and an asking price.”

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