"Get Him to the Greek" and "Splice" Movie Reviews 


My movie reviews of two of the biggest films opening this weekend, Universal Pictures' "Get Him to the Greek" and Warner Bros. Pictures' "Splice." (Read my "Splice" movie review right here)

For my full, in-depth interviews with the "Splice" cast, click here for Adrien Brody, here for Sarah Polley, and here for the "Splice" monster herself, Delphine Chanéac.

And here are my reviews:



Here's more info on "Get Him to the Greek" from Yahoo:

Aaron Green gets things done. The ambitious 24-year-old has been given a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.'s world famous Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a huge comeback tour. His record mogul boss, Sergio Roma, gives him one warning: "The artist is the worst person on Earth. Turn your back on him at your own peril." British rocker Aldous Snow is a brilliant musician, but due to a bad break up and nose-diving career, has fallen off the wagon and is now a drunken disaster. Weary of "yes men" and scared he's entered the "greatest hits" moment in his career, Snow's in the midst of a nihilistic downward spiral. When he learns his true love, model/pop star Jackie Q, is in Los Angeles, Aldous makes it his quest to win her back--right before kick-starting his world domination. As the countdown to the concert begins, one innocent young man must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound--all while trying to remain faithful to his med student girlfriend. He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek.
Also Known As:
Take Him to the Greek
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Logline: A fresh-out-of-college insurance adjuster is hired to get out-of-control rock star Aldous Snow from London to a gig at Los Angeles' Greek Theater.
Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.
Release Date: June 4th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language.
Distributors:
Universal Pictures
Production Co.:
Apatow Productions
Studios:
Universal Pictures
Filming Locations:
Los Angeles, California, USA
London, England, United Kingdom
Waterloo Place, London, England, United Kingdom
St. James Square, London, England, United Kingdom
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Rose Byrne
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Produced by: Richard Vane, David Bushell, Rodney Rothman

And here's for "Splice":

Clive and Elsa are a pair of brilliant scientists whose cutting-edge experiments in genetic engineering make them superstars in their field. As devoted to their careers as they are to one another, they start conducting unauthorized experiments with new animal species that show great promise. Drunk with their god-like powers, they introduce human DNA into one of their creations, producing a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts: a rapidly developing animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. While this female creature inspires maternal feelings in Elsa, she evokes something far-from-paternal in Clive, something that poses a threat to them all. Then, when this seemingly perfect organism makes a final, shocking metamorphosis, it is mankind itself that is threatened.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Suspense/Horror and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: June 4th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.
Distributors:
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.:
Copperheart Entertainment, Angry Films, Gaumont
Filming Locations:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Produced in: France

Cast and Credits
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, Simona Maicanescu, David Hewlett
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy, Susan Montford

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"Splice" Interview with Academy Award-Winner Adrien Brody 


Adrien Brody (Clive) and Sarah Polley (Elsa) play superstar-scientists who created the first animal-human called Dren (Delphine Chanéac) in "Splice." In this interview, Adrien and I talked about:

• His involvement with the film
• His character Clive
• The film's homage to Frankenstein
• His monster of a summer starting with "Splice" and then, "Predators"

HAVE FUN! (To read my full "Splice" movie review, click here)



Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

Clive and Elsa are a pair of brilliant scientists whose cutting-edge experiments in genetic engineering make them superstars in their field. As devoted to their careers as they are to one another, they start conducting unauthorized experiments with new animal species that show great promise. Drunk with their god-like powers, they introduce human DNA into one of their creations, producing a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts: a rapidly developing animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. While this female creature inspires maternal feelings in Elsa, she evokes something far-from-paternal in Clive, something that poses a threat to them all. Then, when this seemingly perfect organism makes a final, shocking metamorphosis, it is mankind itself that is threatened.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Suspense/Horror and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: June 4th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.
Distributors:
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.:
Copperheart Entertainment, Angry Films, Gaumont
Filming Locations:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Produced in: France

Cast and Credits
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, Simona Maicanescu, David Hewlett
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy, Susan Montford

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"Splice" Interview with Sarah Polley 


Sarah Polley plays Elsa, a brilliant, young scientist. Together with her partner Clive (Adrien Brody), they created an animal-human hybrid named DREN (Delphine Chanéac). In this interview, Sarah Polley talked about:

*** Her interest in making "Splice"
*** The humanity of the "monster" and the inhumanity of the humans
*** The magical qualities of the film
*** The reprehensible things humans do in the movie
*** Being an accomplished writer/director
*** The coded message of the film

HAVE FUN! (To read my "Splice" movie review, click here)



Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

Clive and Elsa are a pair of brilliant scientists whose cutting-edge experiments in genetic engineering make them superstars in their field. As devoted to their careers as they are to one another, they start conducting unauthorized experiments with new animal species that show great promise. Drunk with their god-like powers, they introduce human DNA into one of their creations, producing a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts: a rapidly developing animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. While this female creature inspires maternal feelings in Elsa, she evokes something far-from-paternal in Clive, something that poses a threat to them all. Then, when this seemingly perfect organism makes a final, shocking metamorphosis, it is mankind itself that is threatened.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Suspense/Horror and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: June 4th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.
Distributors:
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.:
Copperheart Entertainment, Angry Films, Gaumont
Filming Locations:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Produced in: France

Cast and Credits
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, Simona Maicanescu, David Hewlett
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy, Susan Montford

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The "Splice" Monster Speaks! My Fun Interview with Delphine Chanéac for "Splice"  


Delphine Chanéac makes her big Hollywood entrance with "Splice" playing the human-animal hybrid, Dren. In this interview, we talked about:

*** How she got involved with the film?
*** She's the heart of the movie
*** How long it took to put on the prosthetic make-up
*** The different points of view of "Splice"

Have fun! (To read my "Splice" movie review, click here)




Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

Clive and Elsa are a pair of brilliant scientists whose cutting-edge experiments in genetic engineering make them superstars in their field. As devoted to their careers as they are to one another, they start conducting unauthorized experiments with new animal species that show great promise. Drunk with their god-like powers, they introduce human DNA into one of their creations, producing a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts: a rapidly developing animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. While this female creature inspires maternal feelings in Elsa, she evokes something far-from-paternal in Clive, something that poses a threat to them all. Then, when this seemingly perfect organism makes a final, shocking metamorphosis, it is mankind itself that is threatened.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Suspense/Horror and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: June 4th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.
Distributors:
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.:
Copperheart Entertainment, Angry Films, Gaumont
Filming Locations:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Produced in: France

Cast and Credits
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, Simona Maicanescu, David Hewlett
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy, Susan Montford

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"Splice" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does the Monster Get? 


“Splice” splices various genres to come up with a riveting film that unfortunately faltered near the end. Part “Frankenstein,” part “The Fly,” “Splice” is a new addition to the growing list of films with the “man as God” plotline.


Playing gods are superstar genetic engineers Clive (Academy-Award winner Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley). They specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create new hybrids.

The first half of the film is darkly magical when we first meet Clive and Elsa and we get to witness their new hybrids, Fred and Ginger. Clive and Elsa have a great relationship both on and off-work and their new pride and joy are new hybrids that look like giant worms. Read More...

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