Here's how former Cafe critic Jason Sheehan remembered his first view of Colorado's iconic truck stop: "Johnson's Corner sat right off the frontage road, a dusty sprawl of parking lots and big rigs, mirrored windows reflecting the endless, flat nothing all around it. Johnson's had everything: a rest ... More >>
Jerry Bruckheimer's prophesy was by far the most entertaining.Every sensible person knows that when Earth is eventually destroyed, it will be by a huge asteroid like the one that killed all the dinosaurs. We learned this mostly from Jerry Bruckheimer, but Jerry Bruckheimer probably learned it ... More >>
The Cold War was America's perfect war. Hear me out on this one: No matter what their purpose, whether just (World War II) or crass (the Vietnam War), wars are ultimately pretty depressing. They involve a lot of dying in horrifying and gruesome ways that leave their participants forever scarr ... More >>
Only Bruce Willis can save us now.At 11:00 this morning, an asteroid 5-20 meters in diameter came within 7,800 miles of Earth. Asteroids and meteorites (ever wonder the difference?) make close calls with Earth all the time, but no time in the history of the world was so harrowing as 1997 and ... More >>
Even though it's been shitty and cold and raining for approximately nine weeks now and it doesn't feel like summer at all, it's still late May, and that means that it's time for the ceremonial rolling out of the summer blockbusters -- so avast, because even more ridiculousness than at other t ... More >>
The masses aren't exactly clamoring for more experimental films. Not only is there exactly zero market for avant-garde film-making in the mainstream, but there aren't even too many underground screenings of them, and even fewer people devote their careers to making them. Even so, says John Ha ... More >>
America's favorite action auteur-savant, Michael Bay, has spent years telling whoever will listen that his directional style is too hardcore for 3D, that adding depth would be too extreme and punishing on the average filmgoer. With last week's official announcement that Transformers: Dark of ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is giving all his secrets away. Well, ahem, not just his secrets, it seems, but ours', too. Just got a peek at the new clip for "Secrets," OneRepublic's latest single -- which Jerry Bruckheimer just picked up for his next film Sorcerer's Apprent ... More >>
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
Despite the title and familiar genre, Mr. Explosion says something new.
The Pirates are back, and they're out to ransack your wallet.
Inside a courtroom drama playing at a theater near you.
A reckless cop goes undercover in Underclassman.
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Bale-ful side.
Sahara has no reason to exist -- until you see who made it.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the top ten was a Payne.
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies . . .like Con Air.
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
I brake for breakfast at Johnson's Corner.
An Irish reporter's story is immortalized as Hollywood truth.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
The In-Laws remake is bigger and broader but not better.
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Someone must have been, to come up with Bad Company.
Even war heroes can be treated like villains in a Dark Blue World.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
In the whiz-bang Pearl Harbor, vintage history takes a back seat to a dated love triangle.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
Bruckheimer's Titans speaks loudly about race but says nothing.
Chris McQuarrie won an Oscar for Usual Suspects, to which Hollywood responded, 'Big deal.'
Woo's follow-up film runs on Cruise control.
Romeo Must Die packs a Hong-Kong style wallop.
Have Gun, Will Travel