Congratulations to the winner of the “Miss Themyscira Pageant 1979”.
Although Johnny Depp had a string of hits in the 2000s, his major movie releases since 2010 (excluding documentaries and animated films) have been critical failures (based on their bad rating at Rottentomatoes). And while the Pirates sequels and Alice In Wonderland made big profits, the rest have been big flops or “under performed” (Hollywood lingo for flops). Lone Ranger alone is estimated to have lost over $150 million. And expections are low for “Transendence”:
Movie Studios often bank on actors long after they’ve reached their peak. But at some point you’d think they’d have something better to do than flush money down the toilet.
my grandfather and my great aunt both spoke 6 languages fluently and I remember hearing them have a conversation and they would switch languages mid sentence because what they were describing could be more succinctly said in a different language and that’s so cool if I want to express that something is really great I will say the word hella before an adjective
This post has received thousands of likes and reblogs but I can’t tell if the original writer is being sincere or hella ironic.
I wasn’t expecting “Transendence” to get particularly good reviews but I am a little surprised by how badly the movie has been panned by the critics. It has an embarrassing low 17% rating at Rottentomatoes.
That’s worse that his last two major releases (“Lone Ranger” at 30% and “Dark Shadows” at 38%).
Here are a few excerpts:
"Transcendence is fairly ridiculous…"
"…it takes itself so seriously that is absolutely no fun at all…"
"…little more than Lawnmower Man redux…"
"…we might casually forget the movie ever existed…"
I saw Jason Mraz’s Tour on March 15 in Santa Cruz. Jason is always a terrific performer but I will admit that I missed his usual backup band.
(Photo credit Frank Celaya © 2014)
'I'm not a fighter. I'm a petite little bourgeois boy from London. I don't fight, I mimic.'
I saw Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words”. From the trailers I thought it might be as funny and outrageous as “Bad Grandpa”. Bateman plays a 40 old who finds a loop hole in a National Spelling Bee contest’s rules. So he enrolls to fulfill a complex revenge fantasy.
While there were a few chuckles, Bateman (who also directed) spent too much time trying to make his character redeemable.
Whole segments of the movie came off as creepy. In one scene, he tricks a young girl to forfeit her turn by convincing her she just started her first menstruation. I’m not sure if that topic is ever funny but it’s downright creepy when it’s done by a 40 old man telling a 12 year old girl.
And a large chunk of the movie involves Bateman bonding with a 10 year old boy. He spends a lot of time alone with the boy in a hotel room, teaching him how to swear, letting him drink shots of whiskey, and hiring a hooker to show the boy her boobs. Bateman’s character should have been arrested at the end.
I’m going to save this picture and post it every time someone complains about “spoilers”. Some people seem to think that since they are going to wait until a movie plays at a bargain theater two months later, that the entire internet can’t comment on the plot or ending.
If people don’t like spoilers, they shouldn’t log into the internet.