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Ryan Phillippe is his own worst critic.The 40-year-old actor has starred in over 30 movies in the last two decades, but he recently admitted that he's not proud of the majority of his films."In my opinion, five of them are good," he told the Los Angeles Times in a Skype interview. "So you slave away and you work hard and you want to make something great, and a lot of times you end up disappointed. There are a lot of elements that are beyond your control when you're an actor for hire." The "Cruel Intentions" alum referenced one "bad" movie in particular ... the 2011 film, "Setup.""I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent," he said. "It was just a situation I didn't want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business." Phillippe »
- tooFab Staff
For every Cruel Intentions, there's at least one MacGruber. Ryan Phillippe has been a working actor for more than two decades now, appearing in films including Gosford Park, Flags of Our Fathers, Breach, and the Oscar-winning ensemble movie Crash. But by his own admission, the majority of the titles on his resume are, in retrospect, just filler. "I've made 30-plus films over 20 years," Reese Witherspoon's ex-husband, 40, told the Los Angeles Times in a recent Skype interview. "And in my opinion, five of them are good. [...] »
The L.A. Times profiled Ryan Phillippe, with the actor's directorial debut Catch Hell out in theaters and VOD. Why did he write and direct a movie for himself? Self-awareness. “I’ve made 30-plus films over 20 years,” he told the reporter. “And in my opinion, five of them are good." He doesn't name which five. Is he including Crash? Does Cruel Intentions lose or gain points because of Reese Witherspoon? He's probably including Gosford Park, because he got to work with Robert Altman, and MacGruber, because he got to put celery in his butt. But that's only four. Which is the fifth? »
- Jesse David Fox
The First Lady asks us to “turnip” for what, former True Blood showrunner Mark Hudis is on to scripting his next TV project, a Real Housewife of Orange County has some fighting words for her former costar, and more of today’s First Dibs.
Michelle Obama dances to “Turnip for What” in an awkward Vine video we just can’t stop watching. [Time] The CW is developing a TV remake of 2006′s The Illusionist with the help of True Blood‘s former showrunner, Mark Hudis. [THR] Former Real Housewives star Gretchen Rossi called her co-star Tamra Barney the “biggest lying, manipulating, conniving, narcissistic sociopath” on Watch What Happens Live last night. Damn. [E!] Martha Stewart is relentless as ever with her recent Gwyneth Paltrow disses. [TV Guide] Claire Danes teaches the Cookie Monster how to make a diagram on Sesame Street. [Vulture] Are Teresa and Joe Giudice already living separate lives before serving their time in prison? »
- Taylor Ferber
Thought the piss-poor box office figures for this past summer would discourage studios from making more sequels? Think again. After the jump: Relativity will release The Woman in Black 2 Could Koba be back for the next Apes movie? Wesley Snipes might return for another Blade film Will Forte still really wants a MacGruber sequel […]
- Angie Han
The Gone Girl ending might actually be the same as the book's - Vulture Is this Walking Dead character about to die? - HuffPost Entertainment Guardians of the Galaxy fan Al Pacino wants to be in a Marvel film - Moviefone The 16 most ridiculous deaths in movies - Cracked Here's the winner of this season of Sytycd - BuddyTV Meet New Girl's new (British!) heartthrob - Pretty Little Liars The best ideas for a Jaws reboot - Moviepilot Kristen Wiig and David Letterman both love MacGruber - Splitsider This Frozen-themed party is the best thing ever - Popsugar Moms »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"The Voice" coach Blake Shelton stopped by "The Tonight Show" and played a round of Random Object Football Toss with host Jimmy Fallon, in celebration of the start of football season on Thursday night. The pair attempted to throw items through a target, with mixed results, mostly because the objects were so odd (and mostly food-related). A bowl of eight-layer bean dip ended up making the biggest mess, though unsurprisingly, it was also the most fun for Shelton and Fallon to toss.
Shelton sat down with Fallon to discuss the host's recent purchase of a truck, with the country crooner offering up some advice on how best to care for the vehicle. »
- Katie Roberts
Life of Crime, Daniel Schecter’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, is now playing on VOD and in theaters. The film features younger versions of the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson characters from another Leonard adaptation, Jackie Brown, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) filling the roles this time around. The story features Hawkes and Bey kidnapping the trophy wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy man (Tim Robbins) only to find out he doesn’t actually want her back. The film also stars Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte. Life of Crime is loaded with juicy characters and great dialogue, and it’s definitely worth checking out. For more on the movie, read Matt’s review or watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day for the film I landed an exclusive video interview with Will Forte. He talked about making Life of Crime, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Writer-director Jorma Taccone is once again at work on the movie, and Forte revealed that "Jorma just sent an outline for MacGruber 2. We had worked together on something and I had fleshed out the first act of MacGruiber 2. He took that and went nuts on the rest of it".
So will the new film definitely happen? Maybe, maybe not. "It's out of our hands. But were writing it for sure", Forte said. "If somebody will let us do it, then we'll do it".
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A WWE superstar, Glenn “Kane” Jacobs has amassed a fan base by portraying a villain people love to hate. He made his crossover into films with the slasher picture See No Evil (2006) from WWE Studios, and his movie career stalled until he made a brief appearance in the spoof MacGruber (2010). He reprised his role as the killer Jacob Goodnight in See No Evil 2 (2014) from WWE Studios and the directing team Jen and Sylvia Soska, and his future in films is up in the air, as he is considering a career in politics (he’s a devout Libertarian supporter of Ron Paul). Whatever is in store for Glenn Jacobs, action and horror fans have more Kane to fear with See No Evil 2.
david j. moore: What can horror fans expect from See No Evil 2? »
- Gary Collinson
Funnyman Will Forte earned himself accolades for the deft dramatic chops he unveiled in last year’s Nebraska opposite Bruce Dern, but he’ll most likely remain best known for the SNL-skit turned cult spoof of all thing’s ’80s MacGruber. The 2010 comedy directed by SNL alum Jorma Taccone has a passionate following, but despite an underwhelming box office turnout, talk of a sequel persists.
Admittedly, it’s been over two years since we last heard an update on the script for MacGruber 2, which, according to Forte’s comments at the time, ought to be done by now. Still, Forte is probably used to talking about a hypothetical sequel, a subject which invariably comes up while the actor is promoting a different movie.
Case in point, Collider recently talked ...
- Anthony Vieira
The actor officially confirmed that a sequel was in the works in 2013, following years of uncertainty over whether he would reprise his action hero character again.
The actor continued: "I'm very excited because I feel like at some point, if somebody will let us do it, then we'll do it. But it's out of our hands. But we're writing it for sure."
While MacGruber wasn't a hit at the box office or with critics, the action-comedy's reputation has grown in the years since its release. But could fan fervor lead to MacGruber 2? It's would-be star Will Forte weighs in. While promoting his upcoming release Life of Crime, Will Forte offered an update on the development of MacGruber 2. Speaking to Collider, he said: "I.m very proud of that movie. (Director) Jorma [Taccone] just sent an outline for MacGruber 2. We had worked together on something and I had fleshed out the first act of MacGruber 2. He took that and went nuts on the rest of it. I.m very excited because I feel like at some point, if somebody will let us do it, then we.ll do it. But it.s out of our hands. But we.re writing it for sure." To be perfectly frank, the first MacGruber was a movie »
Fans of the comedy MacGruber have been jerked around a bit when it comes to the potential of a sequel. Writer and director Jorma Taccone said that he was developing the script for MacGruber 2 with star Will Forte, but then the latter dashed those dreams and said that it was far from being a real project. However, sometime later, Forte changed his tune completely and said they would do whatever it takes to get it made. And since the "Saturday Night Live" veteran has been busy doing press for his turn in Life of Crime, that means it's time to get an update on the hero making life-saving devices out of household materials. Asked if inquiries about a MacGruber ever get tiring, Forte told Collider, "No, it is very exciting because it means that people liked the first MacGruber. Unless they are saying, 'Are you serious about MacGruber?'" And »
- Ethan Anderton
Empire's winter preview issue showcases some new photos from David Fincher's thriller adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher calls it a date movie that will "end 15 million marriages," and we'll see for ourselves in early October. [Source: Empire]
Release Date Changes
Warner Bros. Pictures have moved up the release of the "Magic Mike" sequel by two days. The film is now slated for release on July 1st 2015.
The Jason Bateman-narrated "Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary" has been slated for an April 24th 2015 release.
The Gray Ghost
One iconic element of "Batman: The Animated Series" was The Gray Ghost, a TV superhero character played by an actor named Simon »
- Garth Franklin
Back in March, Will Forte said he still wants to make a sequel to MacGruber, and he had come up with a "really solid" first act with screenwriter/director Jorma Taccone. In an interview with Collider, the actor was asked to give an update on the project, and he says he recently received an outline for MacGruber 2 from Taccone. Jorma [Taccone] just sent an outline for MacGruber 2. We had worked together on something and I had fleshed out the first act of MacGruber 2. He »
- Jesse Giroux
Will Forte is asked about MacGruber 2 whenever he makes the press rounds to promote another movie. Last we checked, Forte said he met with MacGruber director/co-writer Jorma Taccone and they hammered out "a really solid first act." At a junket for Forte's new movie Life of Crime, Steve asked Forte straight up if the inquiries about a MacGruber sequel ever get old. Forte responded graciously, saying "it is very exciting because it means that people liked the first MacGruber." Forte went on to provide a status update about where he and Taccone are in the script process and reiterated their commitment to making MacGruber 2---if somebody will fund it. We'll have the full Life of Crime interview up next week, but hit the jump for Forte's MacGruber 2 update. Here's the transcript: Collider: Does people asking you about a MacGruber sequel ever get old? Will Forte: No, it is »
- Brendan Bettinger
An unnecessary sequel that’s empty and arduous, little more than vignettes on vengeance and cruel parades of sociopathic power performed as gleefully ultraviolent shadowplays. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film
I’m “biast” (con): didn’t see a need for a second
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
There’s the nihilism of Sin City. A place where wounded men have to remind themselves to “never let the monster out,” and a woman can “makes slaves of men,” and even “good men” are turned on by a woman’s tale of rape (which she invented, of course, because this is Sin City, where you can’t trust a dame). A place where men are nothing but how they can use their rage and women are nothing but how they can use their bodies.
And that’s none of it nice. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Like some elaborate act of God and conspiracy that crosses timelines and layers of philosophy and perspective worthy of True Detective itself, a dense conversation has formed over the last week regarding whether True Detective showrunner Nic Pizzolato plagiarized the character and idea of Rust Cohle off of similar ideas in the book Conspiracies Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti. The debate first started when writer Mike Davis over at The Lovecraft Zine posted an interview he conducted with the head of Thomas Ligotti online, Jon Padgett. The article cites numerous instances of fairly similar expressions and turns of phrase that feel inspired by the Ligotti novel from 2010, including arguments that Pizzolato only brought up Ligotti in interviews when prodded and never alluded to the author on the DVD commentary. Padgett alleged that this was particularly serious because Rust’s character helped make the show unique:
The most egregious »
- Brian Welk
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, who made their comedy bones as The Lonely Island trio that specialized in Saturday Night Live digital shorts like “Lazy Sunday,” and “D–k in a Box,” will produce and star in a Universal movie co-produced by Judd Apatow. The plot remains under wraps, though it’s set in the world of music, a logical choice since Lonely Island has released three studio albums. (They were also partially responsible for “Everything Is Awesome,” the contagious hit from February’s The Lego Movie.)
Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct. Both have experience behind the camera, »
- Jeff Labrecque
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