Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We like Tom Cruise better now that he's gone nuts.

Crazy from the heat?
Tom Cruise's career has certainly gained lots of heat from his spin in the tropics with Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. back in '08. Now, with Knight and Day just weeks away and a feature length revisit of his Les Grossman character under discussion, ya gotta admit, this guy's much funnier than that guy that tried to blow up Hitler.

Here's a taste from a promo for the recent MTV movie awards...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Big guy, itty bitty concept.

We have no idea when this thing is coming out but we just saw the poster today. Our first thought? It was funnier when Stiller did it in Night at the Museum. And it didn't take a whole movie to get the joke.

But if someone's looking to grab Ben Stiller's material, we would get a kick out watching a monkey slap the hell out of Jack Black for 90 minutes.

Just a thought.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Splice gets the pick of this weekend's releases.

This has got to be one of our favorite lines so far this summer... "Human Cloning is illegal, this won't be human... not entirely.". Don't you just have to get out and see that movie? We do, and that's why Splice is one of our most looked forward to flicks of June. Splice opens today in U.S. wide release and stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.
We just posted the Trailer Takes review over at and here's what we said...

A couple of scientists in a conference room making their case... "if we don't use human DNA now, someone else will." - in the world of summer movies, nothing good can come from this. That is, except a scary night in a dark movie theater.

The truth is that when we saw the first trailer for Splice it just struck us as low budget weird. Until the moment you go, "wait, is that Adrien Brody?" and then you pay closer attention, and then, we have to admit, you get a little sucked in. The second trailer that's been playing up to this week's release has us caught even tighter, feeling a bit like Sarah Polley, who should never have stuck her arm into that thing on the screen when she really wasn't exactly sure what was in there.

Thanks to the trailer you'll be going into the theater knowing exactly what's in there, but if you're like us, you'll be wondering what the hell they're going to do with it once it gets out. In movies like this the set-up need only be barely believable, so throw rational thinking to the wind and grab another handful of popcorn. It's summer after all and this is one of those perfect, late night, irrationally spontaneous "isn't there another showing of Splice somewhere tonight" kind of movies. So go ahead, tweet the friends list, meet at your favor movie theater, snack up on the way in, grab some seats and have a blast.

Here's the internet version of the trailer courtesy of our friends over at Trailer Addict.

You can check out the rest of our June picks and latest Trailer Take reviews anytime at Have a great weekend at the movies.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010's June List

Every month at we pick the 6 films we're most looking forward to seeing. Like the good synergistic marketers we aspire to be, this month we've decided to begin letting our Dailies readers know when the list is up, fresh and ready for perusing. You're in luck 'cause today's the day!

You'll see that we don't always go with Hollywood stars or hot properties so sorry Ashton, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, The A-Team and all of you stuck in the "Twilight" zone - you just didn't make the cut. Here's what did...

Opening June 4th -
1. Colin Farrell with Alicja Bachleda as directed by Neil Jordan in Onedine.

2. Adrien Brody dealing with an ill-advised cloning experiment in Splice.

Opening on the 18th -
3. Welcome back Woody, Buzz and Co. in 3D with Toy Story 3.

4. Casey Affleck playing a seriously disturbed sheriff in The Killer Inside Me.

On June 25th -
5. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the most fun action flick of the summer (we think) in Knight and Day.

Finishing up on June 30th -
6. Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren as directed by Taylor Hackford in Love Ranch.

We think the list is a winner and yet another strong argument for seeking out great independent films. Jump over to and read why we picked our picks and enjoy the trailer for the powerful new Afghanistan war documentary Restrepo while you're there. (The Restrepo trailer will be showing through June 6th.)

What movies are you most looking forward to this summer? Compare your list with ours each month at