Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The Wackness (Jonathan Levine, 2008)

Check out Ben Kingsley at around :48 seconds. He’s doing that thing where a celebrated veteran actor gets away with a Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Lakeview Terrace (Neil LaBute, 2008)

Is Neil LaBute up to his old tricks? The director of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors (oh, and Nurse Betty) this time takes on Lakeview Terrace, about a couple who come under the too-watchful eye of the neighborhood guardian angel. This Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Henry Poole is Here (Mark Pellington, 2008)

Did you know that, in real life, down and out depressives don’t discover that Radha Mitchell lives next door? This sort of thing always happens in movies, though, because as the Bravery sings in this trailer — of course, accompanied by a sweeping camera maneuver and sun-dappled light — we all want something to believe. Here at Detour, we’d like to Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The House Bunny (Fred Wolf, 2008)

Truth: Anna Faris is awesome. She singlehandedly made the Scary Movie series somewhat watchable (in a pinch, when there’s nothing else on cable), and she brightened an otherwise boring and played-out season of “Entourage.” She does Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Bangkok Dangerous (The Pang Brothers, 2008)

In this remake of the Pang Brothers’ 1999 film of the same name, set for release this August, the assassin at the center of it all isn’t deaf like he was the first time around. But he IS ol’ Nicolas Cage, doing another one of his mournful voiceovers and rocking Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Chaos Theory (Marcos Siega, 2007)

Barring he and his sideburns in Blade: Trinity and his appearance in the highly flawed genre experiment Smokin’ Aces, Ryan Reynolds has more or less assumed his position as a romantic comedy smart aleck. He’s proven to be watchable and even likeable in the Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008)

Wait, what? More couples being terrorized by masked doofuses? We aren’t strangers to this. As a concept, there is no way it has anything left to salvage, especially because Vacancy already rung out whatever few drops of suspense or palpable fear were left in the idea. Ooh, these assailants’ masks are different. Ooh, they stand behind you silently Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008)

“This scene is about emotionality!” Our man Robert Downey, Jr. is going big this summer, and we’re not just talking about Iron Man. He also costars in Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller’s latest directorial effort, as a method actor who signs on to play a role in a big budget Vietnam war epic… as a black soldier, the way the role was originally written. C. Thomas Howell jokes aside, Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Made of Honor (Paul Weiland, 2008)

Wow, do you think they’ll find a way to end up together? How could they ever, with the odds stacked against them? Dempsey has to navigate his fellow bridesmaids. He also has to play a lot of pickup basketball with his buddies, and maneuver his way into the love Read more

Posted by: Johnny Loftus on April 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Mongol (Sergei Bodrov, 2007)

Director and cowriter Sergei Bodrov’s tale starts with the youth of the boy who would be Genghis Khan, living on the wild steppes of Northeast Asia in the late 12th century, and takes us through his life, ultimately arriving at his destiny as supreme ruler of the largest empire on earth. This is going to be awesome. If you dug the 2003 Japanese film Read more

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