Author: Dominick Grillo

My wine shall come in a box or not at all.

What’s Really Real? 10 CGI Movies That Raised The Bar

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You’ll have to search hard to find a new movie that doesn’t have any CGI special effects. From the monsters that level entire city blocks to everyday effects, like changing the color of a room’s wallpaper, CGI is in just about every modern movie – and most of the time we can’t even tell what isn’t real.

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10 Things We Want To See In ‘Bad Boys III’

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The most badass cops in the precinct are returning and we can’t wait to see what they have in store. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made buddy-cop history when Bad Boys exploded onto the screen in 1995 with a shower of explosions, gun duels and rapid-fire jokes. Bad Boys II continued the winning formula and even added the very sexy Gabrielle Union as Smith’s love interest and Lawrence’s sister.

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Fall 2014 TV Preview: 10 Shows We’re Anticipating

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Ice cream trucks may still be rolling down the block, but fall is on the way. Before you get too depressed thinking about sweaters and Timbs, allow yourself a moment to be reminded of all the great television that will soon be debuting. This fall TV season promises to be one of the best in years, with shows featuring Anthony Anderson, Maggie Q, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis and other stars jostling for the position at the top. Take a look at our 2014 fall preview, and don’t miss any of your favorites.

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Change Is Good And If You Don’t Think So Ask Any 80-Year-Old Gay Black Woman

If a smiley Jackie Chan doesn’t inspire the world to legalize gay marriage then what will?

If a smiley Jackie Chan doesn’t inspire the world to legalize gay marriage then what will?

You know that David Bowie song, “Changes”? It’s the one where he develops a stutter in a very specific portion of the chorus. (Ch-ch-ch-changes/Turn and face the stranger/Ch-ch-ch-changes…) Yeah, you know the song. My own life has changed fairly drastically as I recently traveled down a few highways, back alleys, and pot-hole filled roads until I arrived at my new apartment in the middle of the Bronx. And as much as I would like to spend my next 900 or so words talking about the aesthetics of Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx and how I futilely searched for the movie’s pivotal supermarket before realizing Rumble was actually filmed in Vancouver, I won’t because that would be silly and this is a serious film editorial for serious film editorial readers in a serious film editorial kind of world. (And, no, I don’t actually understand what that means either.)

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10 Great Movies By Standup Comedians

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There was a time (and it really wasn’t that long ago) when Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, and other comedians were better known for their outrageous stand-up comedy performances than for their movie roles. These jokers stalked club stages around the world and shot rapid-fire jokes for years before transitioning into feature film actors. But we shouldn’t be too sad for the change because they’ve also blessed us with some incredible films.

Today, we pay tribute to the greatest movies ever made by (current or former) stand-up comedians. It’s a selective list because not every great comedian is able to make an amazing film. So don’t yell at us because we didn’t include movies by comedic legends like Redd Foxx or Bill Cosby.

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10 Great Movies Set In Summertime

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Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes scorching heat, humidity (in New York) and neighborhood kids who want to enjoy every moment of their temporary freedom. For the rest of us, it’s business as usual. Unless you’re a teacher or a ski instructor, summer usually just means a higher electric bill and a back that refuses to remain non-sweaty.

These 10 flicks set in the summertime remind us of the days of no responsibility and swimming in overcrowded public pools filled with piss. Click through and don’t forget your Italian Ice.

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Why is Everyone Always Watching Me!?!

Fact: Will Smith wrote “Just the Two of Us” because he prophesied Jesse Eisenberg would star in The Double.

Fact: Will Smith wrote “Just the Two of Us” because he prophesied Jesse Eisenberg would star in The Double.

As a child, I used to spend hours trying to imagine what my identical twin was doing on the opposite side of the world. To the best of my knowledge, I didn’t (and I don’t) have an identical twin, but that little bit of information had no place in the world of a child’s imagination. I simply reasoned that on a planet of six billion or so people there had to be someone who looked and acted exactly like me.

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It’s Time To Restore Your Faith in the Cinema Gods – Watch ‘Hausu’

Nine out of ten critics agree, including a flying ass-biting head is necessary for a great movie.

Nine out of ten critics agree, including a flying ass-biting head is necessary for a great movie.

Cinematic burnout. No one is safe from it. There you are with your feet up on your desk, comfy chair underneath your butt, a bowl of thinly sliced apples, and a laptop chock full of delightful movies to watch – but you just can’t seem to find one that interests you in that moment. Cinematic burnout. It can happen to the best of us and it is most definitely a “First World Problem.”

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Bonnaroo 2014’s Five Least Attended Acts: Which Ones Were Worth Attending?

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Meghan Tonjes performs at Bonnaroo on June 15, 2014.

While most music lovers head to Bonnaroo due to the pull of the main stage acts, the more intrepid concertgoers know to check out some of the small stages in search of promising lesser-known artists. Before the masses headed down to Manchester, Tenn. this weekend, the official Bonnaroo festival app allowed users to “check in” to performances ahead of time, in order to announce their music-watching intentions and see which performers were the “most scheduled” of the weekend. Not surprisingly, headliners Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White were among the most scheduled artists of this year’s fest, with over 20,000 checking in to each main stage extravaganza. But what about the “least scheduled” artists — those scrappy groups playing to crowds that statistics indicated were going to be tiny? Who were these artists out of the 300 listed performers at Bonnaroo, why were they the least scheduled, and did they deserve to have less than 100 people “check in” to their shows?

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Crazy Sports Fans Of The World: I Understand You

The look of a man who no longer has sex with Angelina Jolie

The look of a man who no longer has sex with Angelina Jolie.

It’s interesting to me to watch a sports film like Friday Night Lights and get a glimpse into a world completely different from my own. In this world, people actually care about sports. We’re not talking about the kind of caring that causes someone to watch a few sports games per season or to know the difference between a quarterback and a point guard or anything relatively minor like that. No, the people who are watching the football games in Friday Night Lights are obsessed to the point where I can only assume there is some kind of chemical imbalance in their heads.

 

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