Jan 4, 2013

Jan. 4th, 2013 in Pop Culture

By Josh Oakley

(Les Mis parody of "You Wouldn't Download a Car" PSA)





  • The new Evil Dead trailer doesn't add to the argument that the movie will be quality, but it does add to the argument that Jane Levy (Suburgatory) is definitely in this movie, and I don't need much more than this. I dismiss the outright accusation that remakes are "unnecessary" (I think that term, at least when used prematurely, adds nothing to the cultural conversation), but I do understand people's hesitation. Nevertheless, the tone of this movie does look different enough to possibly warrant a remake. However, then the question becomes: if the movie is significantly different, why not just make an original property? We'll know the answer when the film actually arrives, on April 12th.
  • Out February 8th, Side Effects doesn't appear to be a masterwork, but Steven Soderbergh is notorious for having films that are marketed much differently than the actual content would suggest (see Magic Mike as a prime example. Seriously, see that movie.) While this could be a generic thriller, the cast (Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Constabile, etc.) and director give hope that it could be one of the year's first great films.


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