Need for Speed: Braking Bad

by Aly Semigran March 14, 2014 9:18 am
<i>Need for Speed</i>: Braking Bad

It's easy to see why Aaron Paul was cast as the all-American mechanic and underground street car racer Tobey Marshall in the latest video game-turned-movie Need for Speed. Paul's inviting baby face and general good guy demeanor -- the same one that made Jesse Pinkman so damn likable despite all of his fuck-ups and faults on Breaking Bad -- is pretty much the only thing that keeps you from absolutely hating Tobey and his moronic band of road carnage-producing pals.

Fright Night: Warning! This Remake Bites

by Ethan Alter August 19, 2011 6:00 am
<i>Fright Night</i>: Warning! This Remake Bites

The late '70s and early '80s were a boom time for cheap horror movies as the big Hollywood studios and independent producers churned out dozens upon dozens of low-budget pictures that featured attractive casts of teenagers getting summarily slaughtered by serial killers, zombies, vampires and other assorted monsters. Today, those titles have provided the industry with plenty of remake fodder to fill up multiplexes on otherwise slow weekends. In the past few years, we've been treated to remakes of everything from Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street to Prom Night and My Bloody Valentine. (Anyone wanna bet how long it'll be until we're buying tickets to new versions of Chopping Mall, April Fool's Day and Night of the Creeps?) So it was only a matter of time until someone got around to Fright Night, Tom Holland's fondly remembered 1985 tale of a suburban teen (William Ragsdale) who discovers that the guy next door (Chris Sarandon) is a literal bloodsucker.

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