“Tropic Thunder” releases in theaters on August 15, 2008, but the makers of it would like you to know it was no easy road to get there. Check out the spoof video entitled “Rain of Madness” for lots of fun clips.
I think my favorite part was the line “after just 5 days of shooting the film was 2 months behind schedule.” It’s also interesting that they photoshopped babies over the panda faces in Stiller’s coat. Does PETA care more about pandas than people?
What ever happened to idea that you could jinx your movie by talking about a sequel before the first one ever hit the silver screen? I guess when it comes to Seth Rogen he can do just about anything these days.
Moviehole had the chance to talk with Rogen about his upcoming comedy, “Pineapple Express”, and so he asked him about the possibility of a sequel:
Rogen says they’re definitely considering a sequel. “They’re been wanting us to do a sequel to Superbad for so long – but we’ve held off. We eventually said No. But this one, it’s not a precious coming-of-age story like Superbad, it’s a weed action-movie and if it did well, and they gave us like $50 million dollars (as opposed to the $26M we got for this one) we could benefit from that.”
I’d love to see a “Superbad” sequel, and I think it’s something that they could easily do, with or without Rogen. I’m a huge fan of Rogen, but his character was anything but pivotal. Unfortunately, it was Rogen that co-wrote the fantastic story, so without him it’d probably be a mistake. Nuts.
$50 million to make a “weed action-movie”? Sure, why not? I’m anxiously awaiting the first in the possible series, but I’m already expecting it to do great. What about you? Ready to get on the Express?
Snark Food found this great video from Cracked which tells us just how bad Hancock is. Nothing about this film has drawn any interest from me besides Jason Bateman’s involvement, and it’s mostly just pity for the guy. Hopefully he’ll stay away from things like this in the future.
Anyway, check out the 5 reasons Hancock stinks:
Earlier this month the poster for “Disaster Movie” was released and while we couldn’t tell much from that it was safe to assume it’d be crap considering it’s from the same people that dumped out “Meet the Spartans”, “Epic Movie”, “Date Movie”, blah blah blah. Sure enough. The movie trailer for “Disaster” has been released and it is aptly named.
Apparently “Disaster” movie has very little to do with disasters and more to do with referencing every single aspect of pop culture in a non sequitur fashion and then labeling it a “comedy”. What does “Juno”, “Sex and the City”, or even “Enchanted” have to do with disasters? Worst yet, they cast Kim “Big ass and a sex tape” Kardashian.
I couldn’t even get through the trailer below without taking breaks along the way, so I don’t blame you if you never watch it. Rest assured, I won’t mention it again.
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One of the new Fall 2008 television shows being launched is “Fringe” on FOX from J.J. Abrams (LOST, Cloverfield). So far from what I’ve seen it’ll be an X-Files meets Alias with it’s paranormal subject matter and the black ops, secretive government branch.
To hype up the new series, which I definitely plan to watch despite it’s obvious ‘borrowing’, DC Comics will be releasing an advance comic book for “Fringe“. No writers or artists have been decided, but it’s planned to hit the racks on August 27, 2008, two weeks in advance of the two hour premiere on September 9th.
Source: USA Today via /Film
Now here’s a fun story for the afternoon. Joan Rivers, 75, got the boot from Loose Women, which I assure you is not nearly as exciting as I thought it might be, England’s equivalent to The View today for dropping the f-bomb in reference to Russell Crowe:
Rivers let rip during a conversation about whether she enjoyed meeting and greeting celebrities on the red carpet.
She said: ‘You get somebody like Russell Crowe and you want to say to the camera ‘he is a piece of, get ready to bleep this, ****ing ****’.’
But there was no bleeper and her words went out on air as the live audience screeched with laughter.
Joan said: ‘We’d better add allegedly, because he’ll sue. Wouldn’t that be funny?’
Her excuse? Well she tried to warn them, she said, regarding her prompting to get the bleeper ready. She goes on to mention that she “isn’t mellowing with age” (playing the “I’m old, forgive me” card) and that everyone has heard “@#$!” before because:
‘People have heard it in Sex And The City, it’s such a common word.’
Which is actually a valid excuse, it turns out. I spent the weekend riding a donkey all over the city while swinging golf clubs at tourists and throwing empty beer cans at small children. When stopped by police I explained I had seen it in Sex And The City and they let me go. True story. Or not, who cares?
Source: Daily Mail UK
Mike Myers showed up on the Today Show yesterday to talk about his upcoming movie, “The Love Guru”, and a lot of the motivation behind it. Kinda interesting to hear him say he started doing play the “Guru” character on stage back in 1995, the same night he first presented his most popular character, Austin Powers. Both came from his way of dealing with the death of his father in 1991.
On a lighter note, he also talks about getting Justin Timberlake into the film after working with him on the Shrek movies. I certainly wouldn’t have picked Timberlake, since he’s not an actual actor, but then again I didn’t write a sequel to “Austin Powers” that had Elizabeth Hurley turn into a robot that blew up and then replaced her with Heather Graham. Shows what I know.
‘The Love Guru’ hits theaters June 20, 2008.
One of the first things I noticed while watching the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailers that have been coming out (check out the latest one here) is that Hayden Christensen is not voicing Anakin. I even noted it as one of the things I was quite pleased to discover about the new Star Wars installment coming out August 15, 2008. Apparently Hayden Christensen is in a little denial over the whole idea of getting dumped by Lucas and Star Wars.
Check out the video below for when ‘Anakin’ gets asked about for his thoughts on the “Clone Wars” release in a few months. Hayden told MTV:
“I found out about it through Sam Jackson who at one point I think was trying to get involved but I don’t think George used anyone from the original films.”
Hah! Didn’t even get the call? Samuel Jackson is providing the voice for Mace Windu as are several other actors from the original films and previous Star Wars projects, including: Anthony Daniels as C3PO, Matthew Wood as General Grevious, Tom Kane as Yoda (voiced as Yoda for tons of games and the previous cartoon series by the same name), and Ian Abercrombie as Chancellor Palpatine (from the cartoon series as well).
So for Hayden to claim no one was used again is inaccurate, but understandable when you realize your acting is so wooden you couldn’t pull off a voiceover role.
Tim Russert of NBC’s “Meet the Press” political talk show died today, Friday, June 13th, 2008 of an apparent heart attack, says the Associated Press:
Tim Russert, who pointedly but politely questioned hundreds of the powerful and influential as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” died Friday of an apparent heart attack. The network’s Washington bureau chief was 58.
NBC interrupted its regular programming and in the ensuing moments, familiar faces such as Tom Brokaw, Andrea Mitchell and Brian Williams took turns mourning his loss.
Williams called him “aggressively unfancy.”
“Our hearts are broken,” said Mitchell.
Whether you agreed with his views or not, Tim Russert always appeared as a professional and stand out guy in the field of politics. His insight and commentary will be greatly missed.
Some forty plus years since the end of its run, “I Dream of Jeannie” is coming to the big screen. Almost. Maybe. Yeah, probably.
Script writes and rewrites have plagued “Jeannie” for years, but now Sid Ganis’ Out of the Blue production company is confident they’ve found the perfect rub to release this one. Rita Hsiao is said to be his magic ticket writer and has been brought on to write out the script which at least five others have tried and abandoned.
Hsiao has a history of fixing scripts with her work on Disney’s “Enchanted” and Columbia’s “13 Going on 30”. I guess you can’t win them all (yes, even I enjoyed “Enchanted”). Ganis commented to The Hollywood Reporter on his excitement for this script version:
“She has a terrific, bright, fresh approach to Jeannie’s story, with a twist and turn along the way,” Ganis said of Hsiao. “She captured all of our imaginations in the telling of it.”
Hsiao created a Jeannie that is “smack in the middle” of contemporary times and circumstances, he added.
It actually sounds like “Enchanted” will run close in style to “I Dream of Jeannie”. Not a bad approach. No release date has been announced.