8 items from 2014
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
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Jack Black is set to reunite with School Of Rock and Nacho Libre writer, Mike White. The two will be joined by X-men’s James Marsden for The D-train. The film will see Jack Black as the head of a school reunion committee who will stop at absolutely nothing to make sure his classes’ most popular student attends. That student will be played by Marsden, who has become a star of TV commercials. Nat Faxon and White will also star, presumably as two other ex students.
Directing the feature will be Jarred Paul and Andrew Mogel, the screenwriters of Yes Man. This will be their directorial debut. School Of Rock is still one of my favourite comedies after surprising me all those years ago, but that was helmed by Richard Linklater, a man with much more experience. Hopefully Paul and Mogel have been chosen well as the plot seems to write itself, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The story centers on a high school reunion committee chairman (Jack Black), who is still struggling for acceptance following his high school days. He sets off on a journey to Los Angeles to try and convince his most popular classmate (James Marsden), a failed actor now working in commercials, to attend their 20 year reunion. Mike White, who wrote the screenplay, co-stars as the man who was Jack Black's character's only friend in high school. Nat Faxon is in negotiations to join the cast in an unspecified role.
Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are attached to make their directorial debuts. They both wrote the 2008 Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man, and co-created the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory with Jonah Hill.
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. He was excellent in 2011.s little-seen Bernie but that wasn.t much of a hit, and Black has busied himself since then with television appearances and voice work. Even if you were growing tired of his schtick, you might have missed him a little. Fortunately, it looks like Black is about to return, collaborating with his School Of Rock and Nacho Libre mate Mike White for The D-Train. According to THR, Black will play a sadsack high school reunion chairman tasked with finding the most popular guy from his graduating class and bring him back to his hometown. Presumably that.s the character in »
There have been many instances in WWE history where masks were used to humiliate wrestlers. In some cases, masks were used to protect the identity of a performer too. Sometimes they were done for blatant comedic purposes, which is certainly fine for a company that bills itself as sports entertainment.
In the 50 year history of WWE, there have been some masked wrestlers. However, it’s not like there have been that many or that they have been used in major storylines too often. Part of the appeal of a wrestler is their ability to make facial expressions. If fans can see a wrestler’s face they can know if that person is happy, sad, angry, scared or whatever kind of reaction they are going for.
The mask in pro wrestling is usually something that is common in Mexican wrestling. Men wear masks to protect their identity. Most of time »
- John Canton
Jack Black and James Marsden are set to headline an upcoming comedy titled The D-Train , says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter . The script hails from Mike White, the scribe behind School of Rock and Nacho Libre (both of which starred Black). Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, the screenwriters behind Peyton Reed's 2008 comedy Yes Man , are set to make their directorial debut with the indie project, which sets Black as the chairman of a high school reunion committee desperate to do whatever it takes to get his class' most popular student to attend an upcoming 20-year reunion. That student, Marsden's character, is now working in Los Angeles as an actor in commercials. The trade also notes that Nat Faxon is in talks to appear and that White himself will play Black's »
Meet Rebecca Robertson
Rebecca, who was adopted by Willie and Korie 10 years ago, won them over when they fostered while she was an exchange student. Now 24, she’s flying back to Louisiana after spending two years interning in fashion in Los Angeles.
When Willie and his son John Luke pick her up at the airport, she gives her dad a pair of fashion-forward jeans.
While Korie and the women decorate the home for Rebecca’s homecoming party, Willie worries about Rebecca never moving back out of the house once she settles in and compares her to Jep. When Jase hears Jep’s wife Jessica complaining that none of the men are helping decorate, he shares with her his own brand of party wisdom.
“If you're discussing the decorations, »
The offseason’s over — it’s time to stop fussing over what’s been said and let the duck calls do the talking. Willie’s adopted daughter has arrived, Uncle Si’s sick, and Phil is still Phil. Welcome back to ‘Duck Dynasty.’
Duck Dynasty returned to A&E recharged and fully staffed on Jan. 15, with Phil Robertson still at the head of the family, and new characters like Rebecca Robertson, Willie‘s 24-year-old adopted daughter, stepping in to shake things up. And because everyone seems to hang on the Robertson’s every word, let’s recap the premiere (and the follow-up episode) by counting down the shows’ best quotes.
‘Duck Dynasty’ Season 5 Premiere: The 5 Best Quotes
“Group texts are the worst. They’re like a terrible, technological snowball, coming down a mountain, and you can’t stop it.” – Jase Robertson
To be fair, Jase is totally right on this one. »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
8 items from 2014
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