August 25, 2010
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Back-Up Plan and LOST
This year so far seems like it's been a bit of a letdown for many people; while there have been some excellent standout films, the feelings seems to be that everyone was hoping for more than we've gotten so far. With that in mind, a lot of the brand new DVD releases are, of course, going to follow suit. So brace yourselves for the likes of The Back-Up Plan and Survival of the Dead, both of which were poorly reviewed. But once you move past those, we've actually got some decent choices, like a couple of indie hits that went unnoticed, a couple of highly acclaimed TV shows in their entirety, a sci-fi cult classic, a grindhouse cult classic, and even some plain old classics. Have yourself a gander.
April 23, 2010
Critics Consensus: The Back-Up Plan Is Second Rate
This week at the movies, we've got pregnancy pratfalls (The Back-up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin); mercenary mayhem (The Losers, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana); and aquatic animals (The Disney nature documentary Oceans). What do the critics have to say? Jennifer Lopez hasn't been heard from in a little while, and the good news is that critics find her appealing in The Back-Up Plan. The bad news is they find little else to like in this romantic comedy, which is sitcommy, predictable, and unconvincing. If you like your slam-bang action-fests to contain not a shred of subtext or intellectual pretention, The Losers is for you. But mindless explosions can only take you so far. It's Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than by gazing upon the wonders of nature?
April 22, 2010
Total Recall: Jennifer Lopez's Best Movies
Twenty years ago, Jennifer Lopez was just another one of the girls getting her swerve on before commercial breaks on Fox's In Living Color. Things sure have changed: Today, Lopez is a certified multimedia mogul, with a successful acting career, platinum CDs, a clothing line, fragrances, and a production company to her credit. It's been a few years since we've seen La Lopez in theaters, but she's back this week with her latest romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan; to celebrate her return, we decided to take a look back through her filmography and revisit her best-reviewed starring roles. Let's go Total Recall, J. Lo style!