Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Still, as often as you've traveled back in time and revisited the "Excellent Adventure," there's probably still plenty you don't know about the movie, including where it was filmed (hint: Not in San Dimas, California), which historical figures almost found their way into the film,
The story follows a supermarket sausage who goes on an epic journey to get back to his isle before the 4th of July, and reunite with his pack of friends.
Goldberg tells Movieweb: "Sausage Party is an existential mock-Pixar movie that we are about to make, and we are very, very proud of it. Its our opus. Its like Mr. Holland's Opus! It's our take on a Pixar movie. It is very, very R rated."
Not that Goldberg has anything against Pixar: "I wish there were fifty Pixar movies every year. But listen, someone should take those motherfuckers down a notch. Those high and mighty bastards. We're mocking all animated movies, with a special eye on Pixar.
Announced last month, Sausage Party is a new animated comedy written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir, from a story by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Jonah Hill, and it will be directed by Conrad Vernon.
The story follows a Sausage who gets lost from his pack of friends, and must make it back to his home on the shelf before the Fourth of July weekend. In talking with Evan Goldberg about the home release of This Is the End, he revealed more info about this raunchy look at the life of supermarket snacks, calling it his answer to Pixar's reign as the leading
Was This Is the End the funniest movie of the summer? Definitely. Will it end up being the funniest movie of the year? It will be a close race, that's for sure. What sounded like a vanity project for some of this generation's biggest and brightest stars actually proves to be one of the most inventive, scary, and downright hysterical comedies of all time. Its this millennium's Ghostbusters, and it finds Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and James Franco all living in a house together, trying to survive the apocalypse.
The film marks the directorial debut of writing partners Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who brought us the now classic Superbad and its equally iconic follow-up Pineapple Express. We recently caught up with Evan to talk about the evolution of the film,
THR reports that both "Twin Peaks" alum Madchen Amick and Mr. Holland's Opus co-star Glenne Headly have joined the drama pilot based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel. Maggie Friedman, who shepherded ABC’s witch-themed "Eastwick," wrote and will executive produce "Witches of East End" with Erwin Stoff for Fox 21 and 3 Arts.
Rachel Boston plays Ingrid Beauchamp, who is described as "cautious, quirky, smart, and unaware of how beautiful she is." When the pilot begins, Ingrid and her wild younger sister, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), don’t know that they’ve been witches since birth. They lead uneventful lives in a quiet secluded Long Island town of North Hampton, but when Freya becomes engaged to newcomer Dash Gardiner (Patrick Heusinger
It was (grim) business as usual at Lockhart & Gardner yesterday, but I still came away from The Good Wife with a handful of notable observations. Here we go.
I forgot that Maura Tierney is frightening.
Yet again, The Good Wife's casting choice for a guest role is inspired. I'll always cherish Maura Tierney from Newsradio,
Let's face it, most of us have been, as David Lee Roth once so eloquently put it, "Hot For Teacher." And while we adore the earnest and inspirational wisdom of teachers in movies like "Dead Poets Society," "Stand and Deliver" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," that's not what we're talking about here.
If our favorite educators had looked like these 12 big-screen teachers ranked in the gallery below, we would have been happy flunking year after year just to keep watching them draw on the chalkboard.
Originally published June 20, 2011.
“Won't Back Down” follows two mothers, played by Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal, struggling with the inner-city public school system in which they are deeply involved. Davis plays a teacher deeply impassioned about her job, while Gyllenhaal portrays a single mother who persuades parents around her for change while also tending bar and selling cars. “The Wire” star Lance Reddick shows up as head of a school board, while Rosie Perez, Ving Rhames, Bill Nunn, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste round out the supporting cast.
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