Posts Tagged ‘Will Ferrel’

Hey Internet, well, as we draw August to a close and stare ahead and the bleak cave of nothingness that is the September movie landscape, I thought we’d take a day to answer your questions, feed your desire for feedback, and just generally speaking address all dem masses!! And by masses, I do mean 5 of you… just so we’re clear.

Micah, recently I heard Will Ferrell has been cast as Sherlock Holmes. I know you certainly must have an opinion on this, and I demand to hear it! – Katrina

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Somehow that hat makes John C. Reily seem WAAAAYYY creepier… and I didn’t think that was possible.

 

Well, and this is just cause you demanded it, fine. I’ll do it. Opinion to follow. So the full rumor (which has since been confirmed) is that Will Ferrell and John C. Reiley will be playing Holmes and Watston (respectively) in a new, full length Sherlock Holmes comedy written by Etan Cohen (not to be confused with the vastly more talented Ethan Coen.) Look, if you told me this was an SNL sketch I would excited and probably check it out, but that’s really Ferrell’s entire movie history. There will be 10-15 minutes of pretty funny material, surrounded by an hour and a half or so of un-funny, clumsy padding. I like Farrell and Riley fine, but I’m just not seeing this turn into anything worth really watching.

Micah, have you seen the new Rings trailer? What do you think of it and the original series? – Travis

I have Trav (can I call you Trav??) and it looks fine. Maybe better than fine, I mean it’s certainly scary enough, and creepy little creep girl is still… ya know, creepy. I watched the first Ring in college with some friends VERY late at night and it (to put it respectfully) scared the shinola right outta me. The Ring 2: More Rings I watched alone in the dark and was unimpressed. So who knows, it’s easy to put together a scary trailer for something, but we’ll just have to wait and see exactly what the final product looks like.

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I can’t shake the feeling I’ve done something wrong…

 

You left Deepwater Horizon off your September preview? Why all the hate for Marky-mark? – Kyle

First off, Kyle, let’s never say Marky-mark again okay? It’s offensive to Mark, Marky’s, markers, basically everything. Secondly, the trailer for this movie was somehow SUPER boring. Some little girl with a coke can trying to adorably explain how oil drilling works for what felt like twenty minutes. I mean I don’t care how adorable the directors daughter having her talk for like thirty minutes about the exact reasons the oil well was gonna explode is WAY less effective than (just as a crazy example) SHOWING THE EXPLOSION?!?!

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A girl who could tell the story of Taken and still put an audience to sleep.

 

Micah, what do you think of Brie Larson being cast as Captain Marvel? – Stacey

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Just so we’re clear: this is in no way an actual image of Brie Larson… or Captain Marvel… that may be an actual wall behind her… maybe.

 

I think it’s great. I mean Larson is super talented, and can definitely handle the roll so I definitely don’t think there’s any reason to question the casting. Plus, at this point who are we to question the wise wisdom of wiseness that emanate from the Marvel cinematic universe? I mean until they start missing there’s no reason to think they will right? Oh and speaking of judging things based on their track records…

Micah, everyone is saying that Jared Leto is the worst Joker? What do you think? Will they really replace him? – Alex

Okay, Alex, this is a good question for a couple reasons. First off (from what we can tell) we barely saw ANY of the footage they shot with the Joker for Suicide Squad. There’s hardly any, actual Joker footage in the actual movie. That said, Leto wasn’t great, but I mean really the list of ‘great Jokers’ is pretty short. Cesar Romero did it in the old Adam West show and he didn’t even care enough to shave his mustache off.

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Just when you thought the Joker couldn’t get any weirder… the Jokerstache happened.

 

Then you had Jack Nicholson who did pretty well, but basically just spent the movie doing a slightly more boisterous Cesar Romero impression.

Heath Ledger of course ROCKED the Joker in the Dark Knight, and Mark Hamill (yes, that Mark Hamill) did a fantastic job voicing the Joker in various animated movies/games. Leto is nowhere close to Ledger or Hamill, but it’s hard to compare him to Nicholson and Romero because the time periods are so different.

I think the big drawback to Leto so far (his Suicide Squad run was short, but also decidedly underwhelming) is (and I’m basing this purely on secondhand accounts) Leto is kind of a jerk. He spent the entire time on set sending weird gifts to cast members and being in character, and then when the movie was released he did NOT handle the cuts well, mouthing off at DC execs and the director and basically everyone he could think of. All that said, they won’t bail on Leto yet, I mean these are the people who keep letting Zach Snyder make movies so… as far as we can tell they don’t know how to fire people.

And that’s it guys!! Thanks again for the e-mails!! Always good to hear from the peeps and popes of the Internet! Thanks!

Man, it’s been forever since I did this. Honestly it’s because most of the trailers that have come out in the last few months have been roughly as interesting as the slight scar I have on my left foot from that time I kicked a dinosaur. Anyway though, my dino abuse aside, it’s time to pull out my gavel made from the crushed dreams of tiny baby typed Marmosets, and do some judging!

Also, in random side note news, way to go America!! Mad props to the women of the women’s Gymnastics team, MAD. SKILLS. I actually managed to watched the Women’s Team All Around Gold Medal Round of Medallia and all I can say is: Batman would be proud.

(Per usual all of these trailers are available online)

And moving on.

Skyfall:

Is Britain really full of long circular hallways or is that just promo stuff?? Somebody help me out here.

I think Daniell Craig is an awesome, awesome man. No really. Probably my second favorite Bond ever and I only say that because I have a statue of Sean Connery in my house! (No I don’t) Craig’s first run at Bond (Casino Royal) completely redeemed the series after it had languished in the horrible, terrible hands of Pierce Brosnan who may be the most opposite thing to the person who should play James Bond since Martha Stewart.

After that Quantum of Solace was frankly a horrible movie that I’m convinced was written by people with a fetish for massive explosions and horrible one liners.

With Skyfall it looks like Bond is firmly back on track. The story looks incredibly interesting, the villain (Javier Bardem who you might remember as that terrible horrible awesome guy from No Country for Old Men) looks sweet, and James Bond looks like James Bond. Also Q is back!! (If you don’t know who he is don’t worry. It probably just means you’re less of a nerd then I am)

Cloud Atlas:

I’m sure this is all some sort of Metaphor for something… I have no idea what…

I’m gonna be real honest here. I have watched this trailer three times and I have absolutely no idea what it’s about. None. Something about times coinciding? Re-incarnation? Time travel? I have no idea. Tom Hanks is in it though so that makes me kind of want to hate it. Other than that my only thought is that this looks to be an incredibly confusing movie… and not confusing in a good way like Inception where you spent the whole time figuring out cool new things but just… confusing. Where you spend the whole time trying to figure out if you could sneak out of the theater without anyone noticing.

The Campaign:

Don’t believe the poster… this is not a smart movie.

Confession: When this movie was first announced I was sort of excited. Cause Will Ferrel can (occasionally) sort of (rarely) but sometimes be (mildly) funny. There… I feel I qualified that statement enough.

And Zach Gallifinakis doesn’t make me want to punch him in the face ALL the time. I’m not a huge fan of comedy movies. They generally devolve into a lot of dumb sex jokes and toilet related sort of humor that every four year old junior higher could think of if you put him on enough red-bull.

The Campaign is a political comedy and at least a political comedy should have something besides those things right?? I mean surely there will be SOME jokes made from an intelligent premise right??….

Nope. Not at all. Just watching the trailer I can tell you that this will be another dumb comedy for people who can’t think of their own terrible jokes and want to go to a theater to have their IQ’s lowered. Yay.

The Expendables 2:

This is either a movie poster or the best commercial for Old Spice ever… not sure which…

Okay so… here’s another confession. I sort of liked the first Expendables. I know, I know but shut up for a second before you start throwing things at your monitor in vapid frustration. Cause here’s the thing, I LOVE good storylines, I HATE bad storylines, but the Expendables managed to sneak into my “like” category by mostly sort of not having a storyline at all. I literally have no idea what the movie was about. I vaguely recall there being a hot girl and some kind of South American revolution but I just described the exact plot of five bajillion other action movies so I won’t count it.

What Expendables 1 did right though was just giving me an excuse to watch some classic movie action heroes punch each other. I like Sly Stallone, I like Jason Stathom, and I like Jet Li. Sure the story was forgettable, but the action was awesome and the writing between the characters was entertaining and funny enough to keep me interested. Will I pay ten bucks to go see Expendables 2?? Nah. Probably not. Will I definitely watch it when it comes out on DVD on a night when my wife isn’t there to make fun of me for watching a stupid movie? Absolutely.

And there you have it… sort of a shorter post today so check back tomorrow for another newer, more interesting post that might talk about the Olympics or any of the other four hundred thirty seven ideas floating around in my head. For now, goodnight America, and go USA!