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Matthew McConaughey, of the McConaughnessance McConaugheys, has a motto of "Just keep living." But that doesn't mean this breezy, bongo-playing Texan hasn't had his moments of sheer outrage. One of those came leveled at long-time friend and colleague Richard Linklater, when McConaughey learned he'd lost out on a role he desperately wanted to Jack Black.
Justin Long has admitted that he “freaked out“ the night before he played George Harrison in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Long was overwhelmed by the opportunity to play the favorite member of his favorite band, which he did alongside Paul Rudd’s John Lennon, Jack Black’s Paul McCartney and Jason Schwartzman’s Ringo Starr.
When Orson Welles made Citizen Kane back in the early 1940s, it was considered one of the most controversial Hollywood movies ever made - though not because of violence, foul language, sex or nudity. Rather it was because the film's fictional central subject, Charles Foster Kane, was loosely though obviously not-so-lovingly based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper magnate who also happened to be one of the most powerful and influential people in America.
Now the children's author who brought us titles like Stay Out of The Basement, Night of the Living Dummy and The Haunted Mask is getting a movie makeover of his own, courtesy of Jack Black, who plays R.L. Stine in the upcoming Goosebumps movie.
In a story that's stranger that fiction, a filmmaker, who made a movie about a real-life killer, is now housing that very killer so he can be set free. It sounds completely bonkers, but when you hear the details, you might be surprised how sweet the whole thing (sort of) is.
For a while, it seemed as though Jack Black was becoming the premier comic leading man of his generation, and with a couple of more hits that coronation would have been complete. Instead, Black stumbled with Gulliver’s Travels and subsequently disappeared from leading man roles.
The long in-development live-action movie based on R.L. Stine's popular horror series Goosebumps is finally taking some major steps towards production, and today it's not only been revealed who is likely to star in it, but also what the basic story is about.
Corddry has had an incredibly busy year so far, both on the big and small screens. His year began with Jonathan Levine's excellent zom-rom-com Warm Bodies in February and he's since been seen (or in the case of animated films, heard) in The Way, Way Back, Pain & Gain, Rapture-Palooza, and Escape From Planet Earth.
Following up on a brief but memorable scene on screen together in Anchorman, Jack Black and Will Ferrell will be teamed up for a more prominent grouping in New Line Cinema's Tag Brothers. The two funny men will play two of the four planned starring roles for the picture, which is based on a real-life ongoing game of tag between a group of former classmates who are now adults but have yet to outgrow their beloved game.
The door between Hollywood and Broadway has become a revolving portal over the years, with so many movies triggering stage shows, and vice versa. School of Rock makes total sense as a Broadway show, and there should be a part for Black (who can sing), if he’s game.
Black told The L.A. Times recently that the duo is circling a bowling movie that might be based on the actual story of professional bowler and PBA champion Pete Weber. When asked that, Black only confirms that Linklater’s story will follow a man who ditches everything in his life to suddenly try his hand at pro bowling.
Bernie Tiede was a mysterious man. Beloved by everyone that knew him, he was convicted of murdering an 81 year old widow back in 1996. While he acted effeminate, nobody knew if he was actually gay and many people questioned the nature of his long-time relationship with the woman that he ended up killing and storing in a freezer for nine months.
Adding either of those two to any project would get me excited, but adding both to a Kaufman production has me gasping for air. Winslet, of course, earned her nominations for playing Jim Carrey’s elusive soulmate in Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Keener, meanwhile, played meta games with John Cusack and a frumpy Cameron Diaz for the brilliant Being John Malkovich.
Just a little over an hour ago about the new Charlie Kaufman project Frank or Francis. While the story revealed the subject of the movie - online film critics - one key piece of information the story lacked was who will actually be starring in the movie. As I mentioned, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black and Steve Carell have had their names connected to the project, but it was unknown if they would actually be doing it.
In The Big Year, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black find themselves in deep competition with each other. All avid birdwatchers experiencing some sort of life crisis, they embark on the most challenging event known in the activity: a year-long, cross country expedition to see the most types of birds. Ridiculous? Absolutely, but also filled with a great potential for comedy.
If these three and their outdoor gear aren't enough to get you excited about The Big Year, they've got a serious supporting cast backing them up, from The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parson to Community's Joel McHale to Parks & Recreation's Rashida Jones to Anjelica Huston
Charlie Kaufman’s reportedly in the process of casting his next directorial effort, an indie musical titled Frank Or Francis, and he’s talking with Nicolas Cage, Steve Carell and Jack Black for the lead roles. That, alone, is enough to put our butt in the seat.
Green Lantern wasn't really the comic book movie that everybody was hoping for or expected. While certainly not on the level of Batman and Robin, Elektra, The Fantastic Four or Daredevil, the movie had a lot of problems, mostly involving pacing and structure. Still, the movie did have its bright spots and while it isn't perfect, the filmmakers obviously made a conscious effort to try and please fans of the character.
It's based on Jess Walter's novel The Financial Lives of the Poets, which gets its title from the main character's first failed business venture: a website called Poetfolio.com, which features "poetry about finance, or money-lit." The book was published in 2009
The internet was served a teaser yesterday when the new Beastie Boys video for their song "Make Some Noise" hit. The reason why it was so tantalizing is because the video is actually a segment of Fight For Your Right Revisited, a short film that may be the most star-studded half-hour of all time. Now, through legal channels, the full movie has arrived.
It stars Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride as younger versions of the Beasties and Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Jack Black as their older selves, sent back in time via DeLorean. Those six A-listers are just the start of the celebrity appearances in this thing though. Watch the first five minutes of it.
We here in the movie news section typically don't post too much about short films, but an exception can be made in this case. Fight for Your Right Revisited is a short film by writer/director Adam Yauch, but the fact that it's a short about the rap trio known as the Beastie Boys is only half of the reason why it's cool.
The scenes in question will begin shooting sometime in January, giving Jack Black plenty of time to properly promote his all-new Gulliver's Travels. It's fitting considering that's how he ended up in the Muppet Movie to begin with
The already star studded cast of The Muppets may be about to get even more glamorous. Kermit and the gang have always been cameo friendly, it’s a big part of the fun in their older movies, and the new one is no exception
The Muppets have a long history of including randomly hilarious celebrity cameos in their movies. Most memorably Steve Martin showed up in the original Muppet Movie and stole scenes. The new film, simply titled