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Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.
If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly (yes the Hobi gang have rejoined us in our second post-shutdown lease of life) each and every week…
Episode 152: A Life Size Peter!
The Hobi Gang welcomes film critic Jeff Morris, aka Scab Jeff, into the studio to discuss all the latest geeky news! »
- Phil Wheat
Here comes the Kevin James digital boom. Friday’s release of James’ latest film, Netflix’s “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” marks a significant milestone in the 51-year-old actor’s career. After starring in more than half a dozen studio movies for Columbia Pictures — including two “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” films that together grossed nearly $300 million worldwide — James’ signature brand of family-friendly comedy has landed at Netflix, where 86 million subscribers will be able to watch “True Memoirs” from the comfort of their own homes.
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While moving from the silver screen to the small screen might seem like a step down in some ways, there are plenty of advantages that come with doing a Netflix movie instead of a studio release. “I think more people will be able to see the film this way,” James »
- Graham Winfrey
Wait – an original Netflix comedy that doesn’t star Adam Sandler? It’s real! True Memoirs Of An International Assassin only mines from Sandler’s comedian crew for lead actor Kevin James, with no cameos in sight. I mean, you try pitching a movie as “Spy, but starring a guy!” without James’ name immediately thrown into the mix. That’s what you’re getting here. A Venezuelan spy thriller about some random Joe obsessed with tactical espionage training, who finds out that being a secret agent is even harder than it looks. It’s a fish-out-of-water comedy with deadly consequences – and not a whole lot of substance.
James stars as Sam Larson, a hopeful writer whose first book – Memoirs Of An International Assassin – gets marketed as non-fiction by an ambitious publicist (played by Kelen Coleman). Book sales take off, which brings a lot of attention to Sam. He gets as »
- Matt Donato
Kevin James’ new sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” debuted to strong ratings, proving that the comedian’s fan base is still intact. Now the actor is going from retired policeman to international hitman in his upcoming Netflix comedy “True Memoirs of an International Assassin.”
Directed by “Kick-Ass 2” helmer Jeff Wadlow and written by Jeff Morris, the film follows an aspiring writer whose life is changed after his fictional novel about a deadly assassin is published as nonfiction. As everyone starts to believe that he’s a real hitman, he then gets kidnapped, taken out of the country and forced into a real assassination plot. Andy Garcia, Zulay Henao, Kim Coates, Maurice Compte and Andrew Howard co-star. Check out the trailer below.
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Aside from his new CBS series, James can next be seen »
- Liz Calvario
After teaming up with Adam Sandler for a four-movie deal, streaming giant Netflix is now working with his longtime collaborator, Kevin James, with the upcoming movie True Memoirs of an International Assassin. With the action-comedy arriving on the streaming service November 11, the first two photos have been released, featuring both Kevin James and Zulay Henao. With the arrival of these photos, hopefully the first trailer will arrive soon.
This original action-comedy follows a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. The book is a huge success and he is suddenly kidnapped and taken to Venezuela and forced into an assassination plot. Principal photography began on this Netflix movie in Atlanta on November 16, 2015 and wrapped in the Dominican Republic on February 12.
The latest video-game-to-movie adaptation will update an obscure Sega Mega Drive title from 1992 about a young superhero for hire
An obscure Sega Mega Drive title about a slacker who becomes a superhero for hire is the latest video game to become a candidate for a big-screen adaptation, according to Deadline.
Rent-a-Hero, first released in 1992, has a backstory in which a small-town Japanese kid orders a pizza and instead receives a suit of power armour. Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink (who also co-wrote Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity) is on board to direct, and will write the script with Jeff Morris (The True Memoirs of an International Assassin).
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- Andrew Pulver
Exclusive: Stories International Tomoya Suzuki and filmmakers Steve Pink and Jeff Morris are collaborating on a film adaptation of Rent a Hero, the Sega video game about a slacker genius who joins a high-tech start-up that is pitched as a company to improve people’s lives but is nothing as it seems. When company insiders plan to weaponize the technology, the slacker and his fellow Rent-a-Heroes must band together to stop them. Pink, whose credits include Hot Tub Time Machi… »
“Rent a Hero” centers on a reluctant slacker genius who joins a high-tech pitched as an “Uber for Heroes” aimed to improve people’s daily lives at an affordable price. But when company insiders plan to weaponize the tech, the slacker and his fellow “Rent a Heroes” band together to stop them.
Tomoya Suzuki, President and CEO of Stories International, is producing. Stories International is the U.S.-based joint venture production arm of Sega and ad agency Hakuhodo Dy Group. Evan J. Cholfin of Stories International will oversee the project and executive produce.
Pink’s writing credits »
- Dave McNary
The story centers on a reluctant slacker genius who joins a high-tech firm pitched as an 'Uber for Heroes' which aims to improve people's daily lives at an affordable price. When company insiders plan to weaponize the tech, the slacker and his fellow 'Rent a Heroes' band together to stop them.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Looks like Kevin James is going to be leading a Netflix original film, and despite the above featured image, it is a not a Paul Blart: Mall Cop movie. The streaming service has announced today that the actor/comedian will be heading the film entitled True Memoirs Of An International Assassin.
The film's synopsis is as follows:
"A mild-mannered would-be author gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. The book is a huge success and he is suddenly kidnapped and taken to Venezuela and forced into an assassination plot."
While I feel no particular way or another about this film, I'm very interested to see the online interest. Given James' »
- Joseph Medina
Netflix has announced the full cast for their upcoming action/comedy original feature "True Memoirs of an International Assassin" from PalmStar Media, Broken Road Productions and Global Film Group. Filming began in Atlanta in November and is scheduled to wrap next week in the Dominican Republic.
Funnyman Kevin James and Genesis Rodriguez ("Man on a Ledge") lead the cast in the film which also stars Zulay Henao ("The Single Moms Club"), Andy Garcia ("Kill the Messenger"), Maurice Compte ("Narcos"), Kelen Coleman ("The McCarthy's"), Andrew Howard ("Taken 3"), Rob Riggle ("22 Jump Street"), Leonard Earl Howze ("Memphis Beat"), Yul Vazquez ("The Lottery") and Kim Coates ("Sons of Anarchy").
James plays a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a hitman-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. He is suddenly kidnapped and taken to Venezuela and forced into an assassination plot.
Jeff Wadlow ("Kick Ass »
- Garth Franklin
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