Hancock

In honor of the Fourth of July, we are republishing this article from January 2011, as we feel it to be an appropriate act of patriotism. We will now allow you to return to watching Independence Day for the third time. We know that you’re doing it… Aleric, one of our favorite comment providers on the site, tossed out an interesting theory the other day regarding the state of auspiciously pro-American movies being put out by Hollywood over the past ten years. Specifically, that there was a noticeable lack of them in the face of films that criticize. It’s an interesting idea, and like most trends, it’s unclear exactly how bold a trend it is. It’s true that those looking for the World War II levels of Americana from Hollywood are out in the cold. There are probably a dozen reasons for that. Levels of pro-American movie production have never been higher than that era, but it was also a wildly different time for movie making in general (no matter what the subject matter). Still, Rob Hunter and Cole Abaius were charged with the seemingly difficult task of finding movies that celebrated the United States that came out of Hollywood in the past ten years. It’s an oddly specific list, but it’s also a very good list of movies that demand to be seen (whether you agree they’re patriotic or not). Plus, they don’t celebrate any particular political party. They celebrate the highest ideals of the country. Overt flag waving […]

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It’s been four years now since director Peter Berg and star Will Smith teamed up on Hancock, a superhero movie that did quite well at the box office. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything about a possible sequel. People love money, so how could this be? Comic Book Movie scored a quote from Berg that explains. On the possibilities of a second go-around at drunken superheroics, he said, “We’ve been talking about the sequel between us, Will Smith, [producers] Michael Mann and Akiva Goldman and myself. We’re all interested, but we literally just have trouble getting into the same room at the same time. We did have a series of meetings last year and started to hash out an idea for sequel — and Will Smith actually had the idea — so I think it will happen, it’s just a question of timing.” History has proven that Will Smith usually gets whatever he wants, so hearing that the concept for a sequel is coming straight from his brain makes it seem like it’s still very likely. On the other hand, it’s been four years and we still haven’t even gotten to the point of having a script on the table? At this rate Smith is going to be too old to step back into the role and they’re going to have to cast Jayden instead. Or maybe that’s the idea? Is it time for Hancock to teach his sassy kid how to use superpowers?

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Every week, Landon Palmer and Cole Abaius log on to their favorite chat client of 1996 as OutofFoucault23 and RockRockRockRocknRollHS in order to discuss some topical topic of interest. This week, the pair digs deeper into a question plaguing all of mankind: can a studio interfering with the artistic process actually create positive results? What happens when a director’s cut is worse than the initial release? They put their heads together to come up with just about every single example (take “single” literally) of a movie saved by studio intervention.

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After the usual editorials about the death of a genre, I’d like to offer some common sense.

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Fox Should Reboot This Fantastic Four

Isn’t the news that Fox is rebooting The Fantastic Four a little like hearing that the annoying married couple with the bratty, moronic kid is planning on having another baby?

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we Inglouriously review the recent releases while getting Thirsty and coming up with awkward puns for the film titles. We also get voted World’s Greatest Dad or something. Seriously, I’m not even trying anymore because my attention span is so Shorts.

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Will we be seeing a sequel to Will Smith’s Hancock? Probably. Will Jason Bateman once again steal the movie from the action, effects, and his co-stars? Probably.

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With such a memorable year, it was hard to pick the top ten memorable scenes from all the films. Of course, to be fair, I had to choose only one scene from any given movie (otherwise, The Dark Knight would easily take five or six spots on the list).

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It is time once again for a special edition of the Reject Report, the 2008 Year in Review! This is our final look at 2008′s box office winners — and our final chance to roast some of the losers.

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This week Will Smith appears in Seven Pounds, or roughly the weight of an Academy Award. While Smith hasn’t taken an Oscar home yet, he has been nominated twice. So it’s time to look at Will Smith’s efforts to add a little drama to his life.

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Kevin Carr looks at Yes Man, Seven Pounds, The Tale of Despereaux and The Wrestler, in theaters this week with the FSR Report Card.

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The Academy has announced its 15 finalists for the Best Visual Effects Oscar, and we know one film that can be eliminated right off the bat… Here’s a hint: it stars Keanu Reeves.

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Two small pieces of Smith family news today, both courtesy of JoBlo.com. Will Smith is doing publicity for his upcoming film, Seven Pounds, and he was asked about Hancock and his son’s Karate Kid remake.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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The Blu-ray Report: Hancock

This week is a very drab one here in the world of Blu-ray. Therefore I have chosen to pass on reviewing BD releases and just rip on some of these movies. Should be fun…

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The Ten Most Misunderstood Heroes in Movie History

In honor of the release of Hancock on DVD on November 25, we have put together our list of the Ten Most Misunderstood Heroes in Movie History. Check it out.

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Hancock

Will Smith’s Hancock has had a rough two weeks. The reluctant hero may be impervious to bullets and trains, but that hasn’t stopped critics from unleashing a barrage of verbal vitriol in the hopes of knocking the high flying film back down to Earth. But it didn’t have to be like that…

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The Reject Report

Well, Will Smith is once again at a familiar spot — on top of the box office with a $100-million dollar hit movie.

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Kevin unloads a week of withheld shenanigans from vacation. No one is safe, be it Vern Troyer, Peter Dinklage or hot chicks who break wind.

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Will Smith and Charlize Theron in Hancock

With “Hancock” pounding his way through theaters, isn’t it about time you got some super powers of your own?

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