Every week we round up selections from the funniest and most brutal film criticism out there so that you don’t waste your cash at the theaters and laugh a little at Hollywood’s expense. This week: Sadistic serial killer Jigsaw returns in Saw IV, a movie of such inept direction and shoddy script-writing, the critics have begun to wonder whether horror films are merely elaborate Hollywood exercises in money laundering. By the way, you’ll never guess which film this week wasn’t screened for critics.
“Boasting more posthumous recordings than Tupac, Jigsaw should have spent time devising clever new traps instead of buying Radio Shack’s entire inventory of tape recorders. Between pathetic sound effects, embarrassing lines like, ‘What you can’t do is save everyone,’ and mixed-up chronology that may break your watch, the sick pleasure that once came from the sound of screaming, morally conflicted people now sounds only like cash registers ringing up another undeserving hit.” - The Chicago Times
“The need to incorporate familiar characters and icons from the earlier films, together with flashbacks that flesh out Jigsaw’s pre-‘puppet master’ past, simply leads to an irritating series of creative dead ends. Truly, a hack-‘Saw’.” – Time Out London
Wanna know why Lindsay and Britney are all sorts of effed up? Look no further than the ladies that popped ‘em out. Dina Lohan and Lynne Spears both seem to prefer spending time focusing the spotlight on themselves than helping their kids. And this is why we LOVE them! Because really, can we ever have too many trashy ladies in our life? Even though Lindsay may be hiding out from the paparazzi for the first time in her life, Dina is busy mom-ing for the cameras for her new – what else – reality show! Dina will surely ruin her younger daughter Ali’s life by forcing her to star in it, but her reasons for the sure-to-be flop are true and genuine. “There are so many misconceptions about me and my family,” Mama Lohan said. “I’m setting the record straight.” Roughly translated, she means “Money money money money money fame money I’m jealous of Lindsay money money.”
Meanwhile the woman who soiled the world with her Spears spawn is set to write a tell-all book about her “personal story of raising high-profile children while coming from a low-profile Louisiana community.” Will Lynne detail how she enabled one of them to become a coked up divorcee and mom of two by the age of 25? We can only hope! That’s some seriously high-profile shizz! [Getty]
It was Kim “The Tush” Kardashian‘s birthday recently, which is about as close to a national holiday as we get around here. And though we didn’t actually make it (we think our invite got lost in the mail), luckily MySpace’s KushTV was there to document the festivities at Les Deux, the scene of many a Hollywood crime. Check out the revelers who came out to celebrate the Playboy model‘s 27th, and what Kim wants for her birthday.
Peep bootylicious pics from the socialite’s bash.
Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. About Last Night puts you in touch with all the action.
Renee Zellweger, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Matthew Broderick walked the yellow carpet at the Bee Movie premiere in NYC.
Tila Tequila (in teeny tiny overalls), Xhibit, and Panic! at the Disco attended Gavin Maloofs Exclusive Housewarming Party.
Many celebs such as Gwen Stefani, Diddy, Jay-Z, L.A. Reid, Petra Nemcova, Bono, Iman, and David Bowie got glamorous for a good cause at the Conde Nast 4th Annual Black Ball for the “Keep A Child Alive” foundation.
Kim Kardashian, Bai Ling, and Marques Houston were among those who attended the Somebody Help Me premiere.
“Are you the one that calls me ‘Mandolin?,’” said Mandy Lynn during my recent interview with her. Guilty as charged! “I was like, ‘I’m gonna kill him!’ What is that? That’s like a guitar or something.” Luckily, I lived to relate my conversation with Mandy Lynn. After the jump, the booted America’s Most Smartest Model contestant-slash-MySpace celeb talks about her resentment for Mary Alice Stephenson, which guy in the house she thought was hot and why she couldn’t possibly finish that piece of chocolate cake.
Rock Band Band is the greatest band ever to grace the semi-fictional stage. Their performances are legendary. Their attitude influenced generations. And their grooming habits left a lot to be desired. Before their reunion tour, we caught up with them to discover what, exactly, they need to function when they’re on the road.
VH1: What’s your least favorite part of touring?
Rock Band Band: It’s always hard to understand people when they’re not speaking English. People in other cites, like Europe and Asia, they speak weird. And we can’t understand them, except when they get it right and say things like “television” or “popcorn.” It’s really hard for us.
VH1: Do you have a least favorite city? Most favorite city?
RBB: We hate all of Canada because they embarrassed us when they banned us from their country. Canada is the worst city in the entire world. We love NYC, the giant fruity apple, because it’s home, and everyone there knows our names and they treat us like the rock royalty that we are.
This week, the gang at Dunder Mifflin attempts to create a commercial that is like “MTV on crack.” Did they succeed? Did Andy ever touch lips with Angela? Is Jim’s Second Life character hotter than the real-life version? Here is what we learned this week – review this information promptly as I outline new company rules below inspired by last night’s episode.
Your Creative Boss
1. Listen to Dwight: Second Life is not a game. It is awesome. Also, there is no flying allowed in the office.
Carrie Fisher shows up as Rosemary, Liz’s old-school comedy idol. Paul Scheer shows up as Kenneth’s boss, NBC’s evil Head Page. Tracy tries to resolve some father issues by working with Jack and a therapist. Liz wins $10 thousand dollars in the company’s “Followship” program. Jenna, back to her original weight, accidently burns Kenneth‘s page jacket. It was a thick web of action last night. What was your favorite moment?
Jenna: If I can’t be Monique fat I have to be Terri Hatcher thin – either way you’re laughing.
Jack: What are you going to do with the money, Lemon, put in a 401 K?
Liz: Yeah…I gotta get one of those.
Jack: What, where do you invest your money, Liz?
Liz: I’ve got like 12 grand in checking.
Jack: Are you, like, an immigrant?
Liz: I grew up wanting to be you.
Rosemary: I grew up wanting to be Samantha Stephens on Bewitched. The closest I got was being married to a gay guy for two years.
Liz: You are my heroine, and by heroine I mean lady hero; I don’t want to inject you and listen to jazz.
Tracy: Hey Jack, if you “desecrate” something, is that bad?
Jack: Tracy, what happened now?
Tracy: I doubt if anybody noticed (cut to Tracy singing the National Anthem at a stadium ball game) ‘Who brought broads and bright stars/to the party last night/For the rascals we fought…’ (cut back) Who would have known that there was so many words – [that song] is like a Mos Def CD!
Paris Hilton Bails on Charity Trip
Big surprise – Paris would rather go shopping than go to Rwanda. The entire African continent is breathing one giant sigh of relief. [People]
Nicole Richie Bashes Hilary Duff
Even moms-to-be like to be catty – the bigger the belly, the bigger the b*tch. [DListed]
Owen Wilson Finally Speaks
The troubled actor is interviewed by director pal Wes Anderson in a chat to be published tonight on Myspace. Yay? [Us]
Brit’s Hit-and-Run Charges Disappear
wash shave those charges right out of her hair! Too bad she’s still in trouble for that whole driving without a license stupidity. [NYDN]
Lindsay Loves Hotel Living
LiLo holes up in a new hotel – because houses are so 2006. Pssst, Linds – so are leggings! [NYP]
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