Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief didn't make much of an impression in the U.S.--it made back less than $89 million of its $95 million budget, came in third behind Valentine's Day, and there's no way I would have got the full title correct if I hadn't looked it up. I'd assumed Fox had gone the "never mind, just read the books" route New Line chose for The Golden Compass series, but as it turns out, Lightning Thief made enough abroad to warrant production of a slightly less unwieldy sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Here's the first trailer, where you can see how this time Percy goes to the Bermuda Triangle, rides a magic taxi, and competes in a demigod version of GUTS. That's just Greek mythology.
Here's the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his own novel about being an awkward high schooler, here played by Percy Jackson's Logan Lerman. If you've read the book, you know the story gets into some themes of abuse, sexuality, and dr... / Continue →
Fresh off directing his wife in a Resident Evil movie for the second non-consecutive time, Paul W. S. Anderson has returned with a new film that isn't a video game adaptation yet somehow still manages to squeeze in at least one shot of Milla Jovovich doing an awesome slow-motio... / Continue →
Born from a muddy CGI womb cradled amid Ghosts of Mars, 300, and a Sega CD cutscene from Sewer Shark, Riddick returns Vin Diesel to his role as a muscle-bound mole-man and drops him on a desolate, entirely Vin Diesel-colored planet. There, both bounty hunters and the even more ... / Continue →