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Judd Apatow’s Winning Streak May End

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Judd Apatow, the director of such hearlded films as Superbad and Knocked Up, has a new movie he produced out this weekend called Drillbit Taylor. The movie follows a drifter (Owen Wilson), who is hired by a group of high school freshman as a body guard. It was co-written by Seth Rogen who is all over the place these days.The premise seems to be set up for a lot of laughs but the trailers I’ve seen haven’t looked that good. Also, the consensus from critics seems to be that it is “the suck”. Let me know what you think if you go see it this weekend.

It’s nice to see Judd’s wife, Leslie Mann, getting some love these days. She was great in knocked up and deserves to be getting more love from casting directors.


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March 21, 2008 at 11:13 am

Jack Ryan Loves Sam Raimi

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Jack Ryan has seen even more of resurgence since the Ryan Gosling rumors from earlier this month. Sam Raimi is in talks with paramount to revive the Tom Clancy series of films — as a developer and director. Tom Clancy is still not involved with the plot or development. It was reported earlier today in Variety.

Nothing is for certain yet, but Variety states the film be set in the present, during a “global threat.”

OOOO WOW! This movie is going to be the most original movie ever. It sounds almost as if they are just trying to take the name Jack Ryan and put it into a shitty action movie. I wonder if it’s possible that Sam Raimi and Ryan Gosling can actually make a good movie together.

If I was Paramount, I would make a good movie. Not a bad movie like they are based on these plot rumors.

Currently, Sam Raimi is busy with Drag Me to Hell, but Paramount will hopefully get him working on this picture so it can be released in the summer of 2010. Then again, he might be directing Spiderman 4-9.

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Dominic Monaghan in Wolverine Orgins Movie

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So, like the title says, Dominic Monaghan is in a Wolverine Orgins Movie. Does this make sense to anyone?

He’s playing a superhero called Beak. You’ve got to be kidding me. The guy is built like an anorexic hipster. I don’t care if he’s playing a mutant who can fly, body armor, and can shoot energy blasts. He’s not a superhero. They must have used lots of CGI and beefed the guy up a little for the part.

Now, I know Liev Schreiber is playing Sabertooth, which is an awesome actor for a great part. Kudos to the casting director on that one. But if Dominic Monaghan has a significant role in the film as a superhero I’m going to be pissed. The guy is a friggin’ Hobbit for godsake.

I mean look at him. Would you call this guy badass or kickass? So, if he’s killing or beating anyone up in the movie I’m going to go bonkers because this guy is a nancy boy compared to Liev Schreiber and Hugh Jackman.

Xmen Orgins: Wolverine opens May 1st, 2009.

Additional Reading: Dominic Monaghan Finishes ‘Wolverine’ – Cinematical


I guess he sort of looks like Beak after all.

Written by Hoaf

March 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Into the Wild

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I liked Into the Wild, which was directed by Sean Penn and has a stupendous soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. I thought the music and pacing of the movie was pretty good. I had been exposed to the story beforehand and knew I was in for a long movie about self discovery.

But I found this guy’s reaction to the movie hilarious. Take a look.

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March 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Stiller Vietnam

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Now, I’m not one to get pumped up about Ben Stiller comedies. But this actually looks pretty hilarious. The only bad thing is, in order to see the trailer their opening up a database on you.

I really like how they made Robert Downey Jr. black and Jack Black blond.

Check out the trailer here and type your information in.

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March 9, 2008 at 10:27 am