Apple’s show about apps is app-solute horseshit

Pretty much every company is getting into the “original content” game at this point. It’s a cornerstone of the idea of “peak TV,” that there’s so much money producing so many programs of high quality that we can’t possibly keep going up. Apple has more money than any company on the planet, and so the notion of it…

Mechanic: Resurrection is reasonably fun, for a sequel no one requested

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Has enough time yet passed for a new Jason Statham action thriller to qualify as a throwback? Even in their mid-’00s heyday, Statham’s movies felt like descendants of earlier eras, offering ’80s excess on ’70s budgets; it’s one reason he was so at home in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables crew. But Statham’s solo…

Read This: Why Rob Schneider is the worst-reviewed actor in all of film

Earlier today, Vox published an analysis of what it deemed “the actors and actresses who most consistently appear in terrible movies,” a ranking it determined by mining through data from Metacritic. Basically, every major movie gets a score based on how well it was reviewed; the lower the star’s average score, the…

Wigging out: 17 times horrible hairpieces ruined TV shows and movies

While wigs are sometimes a Hollywood necessity, bad wigs can ruin a whole production. One ratty skunk pelt slapped on the star of your $200 million blockbuster and your movie’s in the toilet, while audiences laugh you all the way to the Razzies. Even the best actor can’t overcome a bad wig, and many have tried,…

The irritating, clichéd Some Kind Of Beautiful squanders a solid cast

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Some Kind Of Beautiful is a romantic comedy that initially sets out to reclaim the old poetic definition of “romance.” By the end, the movie succumbs to the conventions of the genre, and rushes to pair up its leads and reaffirm the necessity of couplehood—for the purposes of satisfying storytelling, if nothing else.…

Ellen Page is Han Solo, Jessica Alba is Princess Leia for Jason Reitman’s live read

Likely fulfilling the dream of some Star Wars fan, who would normally keep that dream to themselves or a Reddit thread, Ellen Page will play Han Solo to Jessica Alba’s Princess Leia in the upcoming Empire Strikes Back live-read from Jason Reitman. As announced yesterday, Reitman is staging one of his now-traditional…

Just add glasses: 13 actors improbably cast as scientists

1. Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Cade Yeager has a problem: Nobody can take him seriously. The inventor and self-taught robotics expert has sacrificed his personal life and his family’s financial stability in the pursuit of science, but whenever he tries to explain his discoveries, the words…

Honey filmmakers sued, and it’s not over Jessica Alba’s awful acting

Honey Rockwell, real-life b-girl from the Bronx, is suing Honey filmmakers 10 years after Jessica Alba attempted to portray a dance instructor. Similar to the time J Lo was sued for her music video “I’m Glad” by the real inspiration behind Flashdance, Rockwell is pissed someone’s passing off her moves (and her name,…