Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
IGN.com's Eric Goldman and Chris Carle slash into the horror remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Tags:A Nightmare on Elm Street Review,ign,ign.com,movie a nightmare on elm street,movie review elm street
Grab video code:
A Nightmare on Elm Street Review
Chris Carle: Hey, what’s up everybody? This is Chris. I'm joined by Eric. We just got finished watching Nightmare in Elm Street re-imagining of the horror classic from 1984 and you’re a huge fan in this series.
Eric Goldman: Yeah.
Chris Carle: So, what did you think of how they carried the story forward?
Eric Goldman: I actually wished they re-imagined it more. You know I'm not adverse to remakes in general. I think there can be some good ones.
However, I think that they were repeating too much from the original. It’s like they really wanted to repeat all those famous set pieces. Freddy comes out off the wall above Nancy’s bed. The glove comes out of the bath tub and of course the girl gets pulled under the ceiling and killed her.
I think sometimes it was like a bigger effects maybe but it really didn’t outdo what the original did.
Chris Carle: I feel that the above the bed scene was exceptionally kind of hokey-look and it’s just kind of look like cheap effects.
Speaking of effects, Freddy’s make-up was a big departure over the Robert Englund make-up from the original series—much more melted. It looks a lot much more like a burned.
So, how did you feel about that the design of Freddy and then also the character Freddy?
Eric Goldman: I think Jackie Earle Haley is good in the role. You know he take the honor role that we’re so used to Robert Englund playing so I thought he’s great.
I do think the make-up—it’s creepy when you first see it. but has moving one on it kind of realize maybe because it’s more realistic and he’s kind of more melted-looking.
He can't be as expressive. He can't ever really smile and I kind of though it hurt the performance a little bit because it was holding back Freddy from being able to just make more expressions.
Chris Carle: This is a much darker Freddy. He’s much creepier—less jokey than the one that we’re used to. And he’s also—they don’t wee deeper into the pedophile thing.
Eric Goldman: Yeah, yeah. that was—I mean on one hand you can say that’s effective because I think it makes you feel legitimately sort of disturbed watching the movie.
Chris Carle: Once you squirm.
Eric Goldman: Yeah. I do think that it’s a heavy topic to have brought up in this movie and the movie isn't really prepared to deal with that.
You know it’s a Nightmare on Elm Street produced by Michael Bay. They're not going to deal with the psychological ramifications of kids who gone through being molested.
So at the end of the movie I kind of felt like—I don’t know if they should have even included that if they can't sort of really give you what you need at the end to feel like these kids stopped through the turning.
Chris Carle: Right. Bottom line, is it scary?
Eric Goldman: I think it’s scary in the sort of jump scare way. There are a lot of times where Freddy varies suddenly.
Chris Carle: And I kind of hid nine of them I think.
Eric Goldman: Yeah. It sounds about right and I don’t think the movie is very sort of frightening. There are some really cool transitions. When the characters go into dreams, I really like the visuals there.
But if you're looking for just sort of the pure popcorn experience— you're sitting in theaters and something happens, you all jump up. It delivers to some extent I think on that.
Chris Carle: Yeah. I thought it was a really tense experience. Every time somebody would slip into a dream stain I was like, “Here we go again.”
Eric Goldman: Right.
Chris Carle: But ultimately, how did you feel the movie worked?
Eric Goldman: I’d give it two and a half out of five stars you know. Look, there are worst movies in the Freddy series—part five and six for instance.
But I just think as a remake, the big problem is they do enough to make it a different film. I think they should have taken Freddy, the basic set up and then had gotten their own new direction, all new set pieces and there’s too much of a reliance on what happened in 1984.
Chris Carle: I'm not as big A fan of the Nightmare on Elm Street series as you are so I thought that this was kind of a fresh imagining. And I like Jackie Earle Haley and his role so I thought you know, it’s a good rod.
Eric Goldman: Well, thanks for checking this out guys and check out the full written review on IGN Movies.