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Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) and Chet (Aziz Ansari) rob a bank in '30 Minutes or Less'

’30 Minutes or Less’ loaded with comedy heavyweights

If you’ve read Trashwire for any length of time, you know I love the cast of 30 Minutes or Less. We’ve had articles about Jesse Eisenberg’s star-making turn in The Social Network, several about Danny McBride adding flavor to any movie and even an interview with Nick Swardson. As hardcore fans of these guys, I saw the movie from a different perspective than most critics. Continue reading

The Tourist

Stunning stars make The Tourist worth watching

If Madonna thought Rita Hayworth “gave good face”, I can only imagine her reaction to Angelina Jolie in The Tourist. Like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, this film takes two really, really, ridiculously good looking people, Jolie and Johnny Depp, and pairs them in an sometimes romantic, sometimes comedic espionage thriller. Continue reading

The Coen Brothers take on a John Wayne classic with True Grit remake

This Christmas Ethan and Joel Coen, the award winning sibling directing and writing team behind such classics as No Country For Old Men and The Big Lebowski, take their first crack at the western genre with their adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, True Grit. Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a knock out

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it: Scott Pilgrim vs the World is one of my favorite movies this year. The quick editing, unique visual style, impressive cast and seeing Michael Cera take a welcome departure from the usual charmingly befuddled geeky character make this film a total knock out. Continue reading

The Expendables

The Expendables, the best unintentional comedy of the year

It’s too bad The Expendables isn’t billed as a comedy, because it’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen all year. Imagine if Tommy Wiseau was picked to write and direct The A-Team, but at the last second, they couldn’t secure the rights, so they had to make a low-budget rip off with aging action heroes. Yep, that’s The Expendables. Continue reading

Trashwire interviews the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Scott Pilgrim vs the World was getting a lot of buzz long before it screened at Comic Con in July. Adapted from Brian Lee O’Malley’s hugely popular comic, the film is about Scott (Michael Cera), a Toronto native who’s dating a high school girl (Ellen Wong as Knives Chau) when he falls for a cool new girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona) and must defeat her “seven evil exes” in order to date her. Continue reading

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg make a great team in The Other Guys

There have been dozens of buddy cop movies. Most are about an odd couple of renegades who don’t do anything by the books but end up solving the case with explosions and catch-phrases. The Other Guys follows this formula while taking the piss out of it at the same time. Continue reading

Inception is really is a dream

Acclaimed British director Christopher Nolan, of films such as The Dark Knight and Memento, is back again this summer with Inception. Inception takes viewers on a ride from dreams to reality to dreams to reality to dreams further into dreams and back again all in a complex maze. Continue reading

Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Predators’ stirs interest with stellar cast

Robert Rodriguez's Predators to hit theaters in JulyAn exclusive preview of Predators, produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimród Antal, showed at the intimate Alamo Ritz on Friday March 12th to a packed house. The filmmakers, along with Fox Searchlight Pictures, introduced two trailers, a scene, and announced a possible July 7th theater date. Continue reading

Shutter Island

Shutter Island another hit for dynamic duo Scorsese and DiCaprio

Shutter Island is reminiscent of classic film noir with it’s investigation plot line and hard-boiled detective lead, but contains enough plot twists and turns to keep today’s audiences enthralled with its mental gymnastics. The psychological thriller also serves as proof that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are a winning team. Continue reading