All the components are there for this to be good, and then you get some Justin Timberlake overacting up in your face and bam, it feels like a bunch of TNT replays are in its future. The story obviously is interesting to a lot of people, even moreso than most probably realize, but there looks like a hefty bit of the bad acting here. Hopefully Fincher pulls it all together and they aren't relying on the social network crutch in all the promo material thus far based on necessity.
I read an early version of the Due Date script and while not much is recognizable in the trailer, it was certainly fertile grounds for the funny. On paper Downey Jr and Galifianakis make a pretty great odd couple and this trailer offers no evidence to the contrary. I'm assuming this teaser trailer is enough for any fans of Todd Phillips' previous work to get out to the theaters this November, although Jamie Foxx is always scary.
Not sure I can think of a movie I don't love Philip Seymour Hoffman in so his directorial debut starring himself is certainly up my alley. Of course it doesn't hurt that it looks pretty and Amy Ryan will be the love interest. The film is based on a play by Bob Glaudini who adapted his own work for the screenplay. The original production of the show actually featured Hoffman in the title role as well as co-stars Ortiz and Rubin-Vega so familiarity with the material shouldn't be a problem.
It's no secret that James Cameron loves three things more than all others: himself, bad hair, and the story of the Titanic. Aside from making a little film about the latter, he has also spent countless hours researching the ship and all that goes with it, so it should come as no surprise that he wants to get the big boat back in front of paying audiences. As the recently anointed king of all things 3D it should come as even less of a surprise that the second highest grossing film of all time about a tragic event in history will now be given an added dimension for a return to the big screen in April 2012.
Why the long wait? Must be the time it takes to convert all those bodies flying off the boat into 3d bodies flying off the boat. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, that would be way too insulting. Not even James Cameron would capitalize on tragedy twice, once is his clear limit. I can't imagine a movie I would want to see in 3d less than Titanic, and I'm not even a hater. My guess is that Cameron just wants to hand back the title of highest grossing film of all time to his favorite boat. Then we'll get a director's cut of Avatar released in 2013 to steal it back. Rinse, iceberg, repeat.
What's that you say? Kate Winslet's boobs in 3d? Maybe this isn't all that bad of an idea after all. It's definitely not as tasteless as a cruise following the boat's exact path, especially considering they'll probably be showing the movie during the cruise. [via the playlist]
The fine folks over at Wreck & Salvage have made the Bruce Willis mashup video to end all Bruce Willis mashup videos using Jeep Cherokee's incredibly deep and heartfelt jam "I'm Bruce Willis". For me the striking thing about this video is how many great roles it seems like Bruce Willis has had in his career, all I really remember are a bunch of Die Hards and Striking Distance on Skinemax. Boobs.
Also why no Look Who's Talking? That baby was a killer. Zing, zing zing! [via the daily what]
Here's another one of those fancy mashups of awesome from the artist formerly known as hh. His official story is that he's a British guy named Harry Hanrahan and his latest opus is "The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All-Time". As a warning for the people that need them it's worth noting there's a whole gaggle of swearing included, but what good could an insult reel without cursing really be? Included after the jump are the movies used in the film. You know it's good because they included The Sandlot. [via pajiba]
0’00 - Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange
1’05 - Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood
2’05 - Toy Story, Casablanca, Encino Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison
3’00 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlito’s Way, In the Loop, Glengarry Glen Ross, Stand By Me, Grosse Pointe Blank, Duck Soup, Caddyshack, Planes Trains & Automobiles
4’00 - South Park, Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, As Good as It Gets, The 6th Day, Step Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Full Metal Jacket, City Slickers, Road House, True Grit, Shot Circuit
5’00 - Raging Bull, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Caddyshack, The Last Boy Scout, Ghostbusters, The Sandlot, As Good as It Gets
6’00 - 48 Hrs, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Fish Called Wanda, Goodfellas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Mist, Trading Places
7’00 - The Warriors, Point Break, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club, The Cowboys, Full Metal Jacket, Dodgeball, Donnie Darko, Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly
8’00 - Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Sexy Beast, In the Loop, Get Shorty, Blazing Saddles, The Way of the Gun, Blade: Trinity, Clerks, The Boondock Saints, The Exorcist, What About Bob?, Weird Science
9’00 - Con Air, True Romance, In the Loop, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lake Placid, The Front, Gone with the Wind
There's lots of interesting people involved in this one and according to /Film there's going to be quite a bit of real life Johnny Depp mannerisms in Rango thanks to some fancy computering.
But the most interesting thing about this new project is that Industrial Light & Magic will be doing the animation using “cutting edge techniques” that Verbinski has said, “will allow us to capture and translate every aspect of Johnny’s performance, using it to drive the computer-generated characterer in a way that has yet to be seen in an animated feature.” Basically it sounds like Verbinski has gone the way of Robert Zemeckis.
Verbinski's resume is a bit all over the place and not really in the good way. The Pirates of the Caribbean series has its fun moments, but it certainly has its fair share of money hungry ridiculousness as well. All things considered Depp as a confused chameleon with some fancy animation techniques is enough to get me on board, especially with the comically simple synopsis. What are your thoughts on Rango?
Believe it or not this one is in 3D! And by one I of course mean two. Who would have seen that coming? Anyhoo looks pretty dark, maybe the darkest 3D movie yet, which I guess in a way could be exciting but might just make me sleepy. The second part of the film will be released on July 15, 2011 and while the Harry Potter movies are usually pretty fun, I certainly won't be shedding a tear when this whole thing comes to an end. That's what she said.
How many times have you been out in the world, doing your thing, getting ready to bust out the truffle shuffle to win over a room, then remembered that you look nothing like Chunk and the joke might get lost in translation? If you happened to be an exchange student it seems like your number would be pretty high, but all things considered I'm sure we've all had our fair share. Thanks to the like-minded folks over at Urban Outfitters the days of having to cut short your 80s film references are now a thing of the past.
The "Truffle Shuffle Tee" is on sale for $14.99 which seems pretty darn reasonable for that much awesome. Clearly these shirts are begging for a flash mob. [via cinematical]
At least it's a Christmas movie? Not sure what else to say. Surely there will be some good laughs and DeNiro and Stiller have some pretty great chemistry, but I didn't need part two so part three seems like a bit of overkill. Jessica Alba will be a nice addition for visual distraction purposes only, certainly not thanks to her comedic timing or acting abilities.