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Nome, Alaska may not be an alien hub but it sure looks interesting nonetheless.

Nome, Alaska may not be an alien hub but it sure looks interesting nonetheless.

Photo by ra64 on Flickr.

Mallory and I were quite surprised with all the reaction we got from our “Milla Jovovich is a liar” post on the movie The Fourth Kind. So much so we decided to do an update.

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The Blind Side trailer makes the movie look like your typical rich-people-save-poor-kid-ala-The-OC story with Sandra Bullock as blonde haired Texas momma who takes in a poor black boy. When Marcy and I saw the trailer, we yawned. It looked more suited for Lifetime or an after-school special than the big screen in November and the title didn’t make any sense.

Yesterday, Gawker posted a stunning revelation: the movie is based on the football book of the same name by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball. That’s where the title comes from – football!

Here’s a description of the book from Amazon:

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. As he did so memorably for baseball in Moneyball, Lewis takes a statistical X-ray of the hidden substructure of football, outlining the invisible doings of unsung players that determine the outcome more than the showy exploits of point scorers. In his sketch of the gridiron arms race, first came the modern, meticulously choreographed passing offense, then the ferocious defensive pass rusher whose bone-crunching quarterback sacks demolished the best-laid passing game, and finally the rise of the left tackle—the offensive lineman tasked with protecting the quarterback from the pass rusher—whose presence is felt only through the game-deciding absence of said sacks.

Is Sandy going to sack the quarterback? Where’s the Texas mom in this? Oh wait, we still have more description to go… Read the rest of this entry »

Rory Gilmore and Matt Saracen graduate. From Fox Searchligh.

Rory Gilmore and Matt Saracen graduate. From Fox Searchlight.

Post-Grad, starring Alexis Bledel, opened last weekend to poor reviews and tanked at the box office. In the film’s defense, the Quarterlife Crisis is a hard sell: Reality Bites and Garden State were cult hits, Kevin Williamson’s Wasteland was canceled after three episodes and the internet/NBC series Quarterlife barely made it off the internet. As a current Quarterlifer, I’m not interested in ever seeing any of the above mentioned and here’s why.

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Is Milla Jovovich portraying a dead zombie?

Is Milla Jovovich portraying a dead zombie?

UPDATE: Please see our latest post on this movie.

Last night when Mallory and I went to see District 9 we were treated to about a half hour of trailers. One of them was for a movie called The Fourth Kind, which neither of us had ever heard of before.

Let me first admit, it scared the crap out of me. Mostly because Milla Jovovich walked out of, like, some wooded area at the beginning of the trailer to tell us that she was portraying a real life person, Dr. Abigail Tyler, and that the movie is supported by real archival footage. The movie is about Milla aka Dr. Tyler treating all these patients in Nome, Alaska who keep having the same visions of a scary owl. Apparently all these people were abducted. Not sure if it was by the owl.

Anyhow, of course, on the way home on the subway, Mallory and I set forth to investigate how real this movie was. Well, mostly it was Mallory and her blackberry.What we found shocked us. Because we found nothing.

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"Peace" between humans and prawns

"Peace" between humans and prawns

You’ve probably seen all the posters and billboards promoting District 9- “For Humans Only,” “No Aliens Allowed,” “You are not welcome here”- it gives you an idea of what the movie will be about- conflict between humans and aliens.

If you’re going to see the movie to see violence, special effects and human vs. alien battles, you’ll get that. And you’ll enjoy it. But District 9 is much more than that.

(BEWARE, Spoilers after the jump!)

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Eric Bana & Rachel McAdams in The Time Travler's Wife

Eric Bana & Rachel McAdams in The Time Travler's Wife

We saw an advance screening of The Time Traveler’s Wife, opening in theatres today, but walked out with reviews of two different perspectives: Mallory is a big fan of the book and Marcy wanted to read Audrey Niffenegger’s novel after she saw the film. Here, we share thoughts on the Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams romance from both sides of the spectrum.

Reviews (and SPOILERS! BEWARE!) after the jump.

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