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Self-taught writer-director Richard Linklater was among the most successful talents to emerge from the new wave of independent American filmmakers in the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour time period – and with non-formulaic narratives about seemingly random occurrences – Linklater’s work explored what he dubbed “the youth rebellion continuum.” In the early 1990s, his debut feature Slacker was hailed as something of a manifesto for Generation X, and ever since, the filmmaker has earned a loyal fan-base world wide with such hits as Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise. As big fans of the filmmaker, the Sound On Sight staff decided to vote on our ten favourite films from the director.
Note: There was two ties.
Jack Black was recently a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and while he was there he showed off a hilarious short film he made with his partner in crime Kyle Gass. It's basically sequel to Teen Wolf called Adult Wolf. It shows us what ended up happening to Scott years after he graduated from High School. You know what's kind of sad? This is the best thing that Black has done in years.
- Joey Paur
Every now and then something great comes out of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," especially when he rounds up a slew of celebrities for his faux movie trailers or picks on Matt Damon. Such is the case with a recent appearance from Jack Black on the show who revealed a sizzle reel for a new film that he and Tenacious D partner Kyle Gass have been really passionate about. If Teen Wolf Too with Jason Bateman wasn't the Teen Wolf sequel you were hoping for, then this superior sequel Adult Wolf should do the trick. After all, would a high school basketball star werewolf go on to fame? Or would he ride that wave to sadness? Watch! Here's Jack Black and Kyle Gass' Adult Wolf from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC: It's great to see John C. McGinley, Rachel Bilson, and Ed Begley, Jr. popping up to have some fun in this little comedic short. »
- Ethan Anderton
Jack Black is already heavily invested in Yahoo, choosing it as the platform on which he will debut his upcoming comedy web series, Ghost Ghirls. During the Cannes Lions festival, Black hinted that he may be doubling down. The actor and comedian commented that he is working on an animated web series starring his rock band, Tenacious D. Though Black didn't say for sure that the series will live on Yahoo, he announced the series while appearing at a panel alongside Yahoo Head of Video Erin McPherson. His Ghost Girls is one of the many star-studded comedy series McPherson touted at Yahoo's Digital Content Newfronts presentation, and it is set to debut (after about a year of anticipation) sometime in the fall. "Video is critical to Yahoo’s mission," McPherson said during the panel. "Video is growing exponentially online...and we’re right there with it." She right. It's growing so fast, »
- Sam Gutelle
Just a few days after Tenacious D announced its single-location comedy jamboree, Dave Chappelle and the newly reunited Flight Of The Conchords have one-upped the news with the announcement of the 13-city Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. The Funny Or Die-sponsored tour kicks off Aug. 23 in Austin, Texas, and features a number of additional grade-a performers like Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Kristen Schaal, Chris D’Elia, and Jim Jeffries. In each of the city’s stops, Brody Stevens will host a second stage featuring just local performers. A press release also promises “street performers, vendors, psychics »
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Dean Cain learning about the new Superman movie; Jack Black starring in a Teen Wolf sequel; a Warm Bodies parody; and a Man of Steel theme song. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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Dean Cain Learns About New Superman Movie
Man of Steel Theme Song
A Man of Steel Theme Song Parody, twenty-first in a series of Movie Theme Song Homages, sung »
- Justin Vactor
Down a crackling phone line, from his home in Austin, Texas, Richard Linklater – cult slacker icon, unerring romantic and one of Hollywood's earliest successful independent film-makers – is contemplating love. You would think he is a master of it, being the man behind Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, both full of hopeful, beautiful, naive romance. But, he says, things have changed. For Jesse and Celine, his two most famous protagonists, who met in 1995, reunited in 2004, and now, another nine years later in Before Midnight, find themselves married with twins, love is an entirely different beast. A "kind of brutal" beast. Almost 20 years after their first chance meeting, on a train bound for Vienna, young and free from battle scars, things have moved on. Now, in their 40s, is the love, »
- Francesca Babb
When Michael J. Fox didn't return for "Teen Wolf Too," the world was left wondering what happened to Beavers basketball Mvp Scott Howard. Now we know. Jack Black showed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday night and introduced a short unofficial sequel that caught up with the former hairy teen-ager. "Adult Wolf" stars Black as Howard, who can no longer transform back into human form, has gained a lot of weight, is broke and lives in a trailer with his dad, played by Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass. Also read: Will Ferrell, Jack Black »
- Greg Gilman
Jack Black stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's "Game Night" to premiere his brand new movie with Tenacious D partner Kyle Gass, and if you remember the '80s it might look a little familiar to you. Yep, the film "Adult Wolf" tells the story of what happened to Scott "Teen Wolf" Howard after he became a man, and sadly, it's not pretty.
- Carol Hartsell
Saturday Am Update: After starting strong on Thursday night, Man of Steel added a very impressive $44.05 million on Friday ($56.05 million total). That opening day ranks 20th all-time, and second among non-sequels behind The Hunger Games ($67.3 million). That's also the highest opening day ever for a superhero origin story, and it's twice as high as Superman Returns's $18 million debut. The Thursday grosses make the math a bit tricky, but it now seems like Man of Steel is guaranteed to earn at least $120 million by Sunday. It could even make it over $140 million if it winds up being a major draw on Father's Day.Friday Am Update: Before regular Friday shows even begin, Man of Steel has already taken in an estimated $21 million. It earned $12 million from Thursday night's Wal-Mart screening program, and an additional $9 million from general midnight shows. While the Wal-Mart shows throw off the calculation a bit, this »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
As comedy stages become more and more common at music festivals, it would only make sense for comedy to get its own large-scale festival. And Tenacious D, who’ve been playing festivals for years, seem like just the guys to put it on. On October 19, Festival Supreme will take place across four stages on the Santa Monica Pier and feature a particularly stacked list of comedy and musical-comedy acts. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (performing as “The Mr. Show Experience”), Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Fred Armisen, and Craig Robinson are just some of the comedians who will be joining Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Maybe most surprising is Adam Sandler, who very rarely performs, and who, according to the D, will be playing some new material. Read the full schedule and watch a promo video below — it stars Tenacious D and Jack Black’s pretty amazing belly. »
- Jesse David Fox
Tenacious D will get into the festival business this fall with the launch of Festival Supreme, a one-day event that will take place Oct. 19 on the Santa Monica (Calif.) Pier. [More after the jump...] The festival will include comedy and music acts, though the initial line-up, which includes Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler, Zach Galifianakis and Tig Notaro, is heavy on comedians and light on music acts. "We've been trying to put this thing together for years. The comedy + music event of the century. Festival Supreme! It will shake the heavens and bring this town to its knees...in a »
Though Kyle Gass and Jack Black have done some legacy-sullying since the clog-fueled heights of the original Tenacious D run—a years-too-late, kinda-dumb movie; Gulliver's Travels, etc.—they have put together a pretty monumental looking festival that will take place in Santa Monica on October 19. We previously reported on the existence of the "Super Bowl of comedy-rock," but since then it has acquired a name and a lineup. Festival Supreme will feature Tim And Eric, Zach Galifianakis, The Mr. Show Experience... That's enough for all of you. Full lineup cut-and-pasted below, followed by something that will make »
Leon Knoles has been tapped to serve as director for the new The Arsenio Hall Show, which will debut this fall, September 9, 2013, late night, on CBS. The news was announced today by exec producers Arsenio Hall, John Ferriter and Neal Kendall. Knoles has worked in the television industry for over two decades, directing programs for PBS, TV One, Comedy Central, and others, and working as a technical director with for 3 seasons on American Idol, five seasons of Last Comic Standing, Bet Honors, and Comedy Central Roast. Knoles has directed a wide range of talent including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Mumford and Sons, Sting, Neil Young, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, the Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, Herbie Hancock, and hosts Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris and Jamie Foxx.Congrats on the new gig Mr Knoles. I hope it's lengthy stay.
- Tambay A. Obenson
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
Beginning with this trailer back in February, I’ve hated the marketing for The Internship. It looks like an unfunny Google ad that hopes everybody still really likes the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson pairing. To be fair, this film does have an appealing cast on paper. I like Vaughn and Wilson, and there’s a funny film to be made with them, John Goodman, Rose Byrne, Josh Gad, Aasif Mandvi, and the rest. I’m just not feeling good about this being it.
Still, maybe The Internship will be much better than the trailers and TV spots have made it seem. That’s something we can find out this weekend. Right now I want to stop with the speculation and instead look back on some of my favorite recent comedies and their awesome casts. I stuck to films whose main goal is »
- Shane T. Nier
The world of celebrity is teaming with a vast array of original, crazy, inventive and hilarious fictional characters and they are often more famous than the people who portray them.
However, many celebrities with alter-egos outgrow the characters they have played and become better known as themselves – take Matt Lucas, Paul O’Grady and even Ricky Gervais as prime examples. For years, many people knew them best as George Dawes, Lily Savage and David Brent until they came in to their own and became better known for their work as themselves.
The people in this list, however, haven’t outgrown their characters. And that’s not necessarily a smear on their name – in fact it’s often more of a compliment to their characters! Here are 10 celebrities who are better known by the names of their alter-egos…
10. Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge)
Aha! Let’s get the most controversial one out of the way first! »
- Kev Stewart
The new promo for The Newsroom finds our noble heroes out in the desert, with only their romantic nonsense and surreal levels of hubris as shelter. It is grandiose and dramatic! The show's self-regard borders on parody. And in this case, it borders on the greatest parody of the modern age: Mr. Show's 1996 dead-on spoof of Jesus Christ, Superstar called Jeepers Creepers, Semi-Star. It stars Jack Black in the faux-Jesus role. Yes, plenty of the movie of Jesus Christ, Superstar is set in the desert, but the opening segment of the film and the opening part of Jeepers Creepers differ in a key way: In Jcs, a throng of hippies unload a bunch of stuff from a bus, including metal bowls, giant baskets of guns, and a massive cross. In Jeepers, though, they unload an old (even by nineties standards) television, which is how we can tell Newsroom is »
- Margaret Lyons
The romance rumors just keep coming. On Thursday's Live From E!, Jason Kennedy, Marc Malkin and Kristin Dos Santos talked about all the latest in the saga of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's relationship status. Just yesterday afternoon, Liam was spotted at Miley's house, adding to the panel's doubts that the couple is officially over. Miley also recently tweeted a photo of herself in a white gown that may or may not resemble a wedding dress. Also on today's show, the group discussed Grumpy Cat's new movie deal and the big names already attached to the project: Jack Black and Will Ferrell. Plus, the panel talks Bradley Cooper's humble »
We recently reported that producer Todd Garner is working on a new movie based on the game of tag, which has Will Ferrell and Jack Black attached to star. And now comes word that Garner has acquired rights to Grumpy Cat in order to turn the frowning animal into a "Garfield"-like movie, which will give Grumpy Cat the power of speech. "This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy," said Garner. "You read all of the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character." Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) was named the most influential cat of 2012 by MSNBC and has appeared on such TV shows as "Today," "Good Morning America," "CBS Evening News," "Anderson Cooper Live" and many others. She has almost one million followers »
Feature Np Horton 30 May 2013 - 06:28
Oh Enemy Of The State. Released at the tail end of the 90s, it already seemed an out-of-date high-concept action film so beloved of that decade, and time hasn't been kind to it.
Laugh at the high tech equipment used by the National Security Agency (videotapes) and their undercover spy methods at capturing Will Smith (driving muscle cars the wrong way down a traffic-filled tunnel). Cringe at the subtle and not-so-subtle racial slurs spread throughout the script (numerous references to Smith’s lawyer character being an ‘eggplant’, and a bunch of other racial insults), and finally, enjoy the utter crap out of the sheer ludicrous spectacle of it all. Yep that’s right, I said enjoy. Because while it might not »
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