That’s a fancy word for snake-ophobe, which Samuel Jackson is not. Did his agent tell him he could only accept projects with serpents in the title from now on? After starring in the recent royale-with-cheese release Snakes on a Plane, the King of Cool is set to appear in Black Snake Moan, Craig Brewer’s sophomore effort after Hustle and Flow. “Everything is hotter down south” is the movie’s official tagline, but once you see Christina Ricci writhing in chains and Justin Timberlake on the verge of a nervous breakdown, you may agree that “Southern gothic girls gone wild” packs a more descriptive punch. Instead of watching the trailer, why not go ahead and make your own?
—Posted by Laura Blum