The Playlist

Review: 'Daydream Nation' Is An Emo, Teenage Angst Mixtape & An Insufferable Afterschool Special

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • May 6, 2011 2:34 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Featuring a dreamy indie-rock soundtrack that quickly turns sour, a sense of disenfranchised teenage romanticism that curdles under its own emo, twee-ness and some occasionally charming performances and admittedly clever quips, the indie film, “Daydream Nation” can’t hide the fact that it is absolutely callow -- riddled with vapid coming-of-age cliches expressed first and foremost by a rather painful voice-over and endless slo-motion music-video montages. Directed and written by Canadian filmmaker Michael Goldbach (co-writer of Don McKellar’s "Childstar"), the tedious and cloying picture reads and sounds like the diary of a deluded and guileless college-kid who assumes the world is dying to hear what he has to say (sadly and ironically, just like one of the characters in the film who has written a godawful novel he thinks is brilliant).

'Seventh Heaven' Dad Stephen Collins Joins 'Three Stooges'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 6, 2011 2:23 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
After a couple months of rumor and speculation, The Farrelly Brothers are casting hard on their long-gestating dream project "The Three Stooges" and have added another interesting choice to the film.

Review: 'Something Borrowed' Is Something Truly Awful

  • By Kimber Myers
  • |
  • May 6, 2011 1:57 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
From its empty soul to its poorly framed shots ready for pan-and-scan conversion, “Something Borrowed” seems primed to play on Saturday afternoons on E!, sandwiched between reruns of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Bridalplasty.” Based on the chick-lit hit of the same name by Emily Giffin, this story is a hollow one, filled with unlikable characters and dialogue from someone who likely quotes wisdom from Cosmo. If you thought that “Sex and the City 2” had too much substance, this is the movie for you.

Laura Linney, Samuel West In Talks To Star Opposite Bill Murray's F.D.R. In 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 6, 2011 1:40 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Olivia Colman To Play Queen ElizabethDepressingly for those of us in the U.K. who would like to throw off the yoke of our apparently-appointed-by-god inbred oppressors, royalty is big business at the moment. Between the enormous, Oscar-winning success of "The King's Speech," and the royal wedding last week, the Windsors are back, and there's more than one film project in the works at present. For instance, Dakota Fanning is attached to play the young Princess Margaret in the romantic-comedy "Girl's Night Out," although that won't move forward until after director Michael Hoffman is done with "Gambit."

Universal On Verge Of Putting Ron Howard's Epic 'The Dark Tower' Project Into Turnaround

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 6, 2011 1:20 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Update: Deadline reports that pre-production has now been put on hiatus and the proposed September start date has been scrapped as Universal works to try and bring down the budget.

Intense Promo Art For 'Haywire' Lands A Solid Punch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 6, 2011 1:03 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Update: Images removed by request.
More: Films, Haywire

Cameron Diaz Is Going To Tell You 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 5, 2011 11:11 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
While Cameron Diaz is shaking up her image this year with the raunchy R-rated "Bad Teacher," and with the upcoming caper flick "Gambit," she's being careful not to stray too far from her bread-and-butter: safe, milquetoast studio fare.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes & More Go For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 5, 2011 10:54 AM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill & Joseph Cross All CirclingHoly shit. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field were announced in tiny little drips of information, but the faucet on Steven Spielberg's dream project "Lincoln" is on full blast with a massive cast angling for parts.

First Look At Pixar’s Short 'La Luna'; New Pics Of 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'Three Musketeers' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 5, 2011 10:07 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Also Hugh Grant As An Animated PirateYep, it's a picture post so screw yr eyeballs in and get ready.

Denied: Saoirse Ronan Says 'The Hobbit' Unlikely; Michael Sheen Won't Be In 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 5, 2011 9:19 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
A bit of a double bummer of news here for some big upcoming projects.

Email Updates

Recent Comments