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The Other Guys - What Did You Think?


I’m a fan of the off-kilter humor of director Adam McKay, whose newest film The Other Guys opens today. The movie teams up Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as two of those “other guys” on the police force, the dudes do the behind-the-scenes work that allows the stereotypical supercops to strut their stuff. But when they get an opportunity for them to move up the bureaucratic food chain, will they be up to the task, or will they bungle it horribly?
McKay’s last few films have been pretty successful at the box office, but the same cannot be said of Mark Wahlberg, who in my opinion hasn’t done anything substantial since 2006’s The Departed. Does his pairing with Ferrell produce comedy gold? Is the film outrageously hilarious, or a horrible misfire? Hit the jump for some of my thoughts, and feel free to leave your own in the comments. As always, assume that spoilers lie after the break and in the comments.

I found The Other Guys to be a thoroughly entertaining, inconsequential buddy cop film. The film has a great ...

Tony Scott Attached to Direct Mark Millar’s ‘Nemesis’

Back in December, Mark Millar was talking up his new comic series, Nemesis, created with artist Steven McNiven. The concept is simple: what if a Bruce Wayne type became The Joker instead of Batman? Almost immediately there was discussion about a possible film. Some of that was discounted, because Millar talks up possible films rather often. He floated Guy Ritchie and Sam Raimi as possible Nemesis directors, for instance. But this one is moving forward, and possibly fast.
Furthermore, as if Tony Scott didn’t have enough projects on the fire (we just mentioned him being in talks to direct The Associate, and he’s got several other things going) the director is now attached to direct Nemesis.

Trivia: Slyvester Stallone Auditioned for Han Solo; Edgar Wright was Offered Drag Me To Hell, The Green Hornet, The Crazies and Failure to Launch

There are a couple of small pieces of trivia that cropped up this week, none really worth a headline of their own, but entertaining enough that I’ve crammed a couple together here. One comes from the deep history of Sylvester Stallone, who talks about an audition he once had in front of George Lucas. The other tells of a set of films that could have borne Edgar Wright’s name, had things been a little bit different.
In the fifth of the series of AICN articles in which Sylvester Stallone answered fan questions, the actor/director responds to a question about his rumored audition for the role of Han Solo:
Yes as a matter of fact I did and it didn’t meet with much approval since when I stood in front of George Lucas he didn’t look at me once, obviously being very shy. Then I said ‘Well obviously I’m not the right type.’ but it all worked out for the best since I don’t look good in spandex holding a Ray gun.
The audition took place prior to Stallone’s breakout with Rocky; at the time, he was probably best known for being a supporting actor in Death Race 2000. (From which, naturally, comes the image above.)
And then there’...

The Bruno Mattei Show, Ep 14: "The Seven Magnificent Gladiators"

It's "Seven Samurai" and "The Magnificent Seven," Bruno style!  Featuring Special Guest Ed Glaser!

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The Bruno Mattei Show, Ep 14: "The Seven Magnificent Gladiators"

It's "Seven Samurai" and "The Magnificent Seven," Bruno style!  Featuring Special Guest Ed Glaser!

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Tim Blake Nelson joins 'Whales' project

Tim Blake Nelson is the latest to join Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in "Everybody Loves Whales," which also stars Kristen Bell. Ken Kwapis will direct the movie based on the book "Freeing the Whales."
Set in 1988, the story follows a news reporter and Greenpeace member (John & Drew) who do whatever it takes to save three whales trapped in Arctic Circle. THR says Nelson plays a a wildlife expert.
Nelson, a great actor, recently did "Leaves of Grass" and "Saint John of Las Vegas." He's got a few projects coming soon, including "The Big Year," "Yelling to the Sky" and Rob Minkoff's "Flypaper."

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Tim Blake Nelson joins 'Whales' project

Tim Blake Nelson is the latest to join Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in "Everybody Loves Whales," which also stars Kristen Bell. Ken Kwapis will direct the movie based on the book "Freeing the Whales."
Set in 1988, the story follows a news reporter and Greenpeace member (John & Drew) who do whatever it takes to save three whales trapped in Arctic Circle. THR says Nelson plays a a wildlife expert.
Nelson, a great actor, recently did "Leaves of Grass" and "Saint John of Las Vegas." He's got a few projects coming soon, including "The Big Year," "Yelling to the Sky" and Rob Minkoff's "Flypaper."

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Tim Blake Nelson Really Does Love 'Whales'

Tim Blake Nelson is getting his whale-saving on as he signs up for Working Title's "Everybody Loves Whales". The Ken Kwapis directed drama is based off the Tom Rose book "Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event". The story is set in 1988, telling the true story of a small-town reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who enlist in the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. You've seen Nelson in plenty of movies, always that one familiar face but you can never fully place a name on him. He's been in "The Incredible Hulk", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Leaves of Grass" and the upcoming David Frankel comedy "The Big Year". For those of you who are interested in the story, the comedy is about three bird watchers who compete to spot the rarest bird at an annual event.Principal photography for "Everybody Loves Whales" begins in the fall but is not expected out in theaters until 2012.Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The Winning Season Trailer

Lionsgate has released the trailer for their upcoming movie "The Winning Season" starring Emma Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Emily Rios, Rob Corddry, Shareeka Epps, Margo Martindale, Rooney Mara, Meaghan Witri, and Melanie Hinkle.Back in 2009 I actually saw the movie at Sundance and I quite enjoyed it. It's good to finally see a trailer for the film.You can also check out George's mini Sundance review HERE.Set in suburban Indiana, the film stars Rockwell as Bill Greaves, an adult misfit recruited by the local high school principal (Corddry) to coach the school’s floundering girls’ basketball team. Initially retreating from what appears to be a hopeless situation, Bill perseveres and manages to help the team and its captain (Roberts) ratchet up its competitive spirit, while the girls offer Bill a renewed life focus. Check out the trailer below.

Source: Lionsgate

Tony Scott Takes On 'Nemesis'

There's so many comic book titles out there you can swim in a sea of them. Of course most people associate comics with the two monster publishers DC and Marvel. I've succumbed to their illustrations and story lines most of the time, except for a month ago. Gradually I was getting a bit bored of the X-Men comic story arc Second Coming and was craving for a property outside of the realm of the gigantic companies. I slipped my way over to the remaining sections and came across Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis".If you haven't read it yet (there's only two issues out right now) you seriously should do so. "Nemesis" focuses on a villain who goes on the hunt after Chief Inspector Blake Morrow. It's a constant game of cat and mouse with some rough but detailed art work mixed in. So you can only imagine the twinge of excitement that I have with the feature film adaptation of "Nemesis" being directed by Tony Scott.Mark Millar appears to be this go-to guy of comic book properties outside of the DC/Marvel universe lately. He's got a large writing resume that spans between popular comic series like Marvel's "Civil...

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