Drew McWeeny also known by his pseudonym Moriarty, is a film critic, screenwriter, and the former west coast editor of the Ain’t It Cool News website.
January 19, 2015
In the last two weeks, the internet was blessed with new trailers for both ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Frames were analyzed, Hulks were busted, and lids were flipped. For millions of people, no international tragedies or disasters could compare with the latest news from Marvel’s explosion-dense Verse. And we’re not even getting into the shrieking excitement that already surrounds the latest Star Wars movie.
As crazy as it seems, reports indicate that there are perhaps hundreds of movies coming out this year that don’t feature Stan Lee cameos or Jedi. Perhaps this year’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is hiding somewhere and we can’t see it through the fog of discussion surrounding hilted lightsabers. The big blockbusters of the year have a way of drowning out everything else, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t filmmakers doing some seriously cool things in 2015.
This week, Cracked editor-in-chief Jack O’Brien is joined by Alisha Grauso from Moviepilot.com, Drew McWeeny from HitFix.com, and Scott Mendelson from Forbes.com to discuss some of the box office and filmmaking trends that we’re moving towards in 2015. They’ll cover the year’s most anticipated movies that AREN’T sequels or comic book movies, and that don’t involve so much as a single dinosaur. Crazy, we know.
September 24, 2013
HitFix’s Drew McWeeny joins Paul & Jason to discuss the less charming and more preachy Willy Wonka aka Robin Williams in Toys. It takes a special kind of movie with a strange choice of casting, tone, and plot for us to truly ask “how did this get made?” And this movie delivers. We get into everything from LL Cool J’s interrogation scene to the big reveal of Joan Cusack’s character. Oh yeah, we didn’t forget about the sea monster.