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Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 29th, 2008

Some genious over at College Humor posted a video that contains the original Batman trailer playing simultaneously with the new Dark Knight trailer; showing them to be almost the exact same. It’s awesome. Check it!

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 28th, 2008


I’m almost certain you don’t know who Robert Blecker is. If you do, then you aren’t reading this because Robert’s hightlights in life include teaching at a law school in New York and visiting death row inmates. He’s an avid supporter of the death penalty. I got to interview him for the documentary made about his awkward friendship with death row inmate Daryl Holton called Robert Blecker wants me dead. Some spoilers are told in this, but I’m sure you know what happens to an inmate sitting on death row.

Edited by Nathan Davis

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 28th, 2008

Like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia started off as books, became into a cult, and now Hollywood is taking over. Here is the trailer The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the second installment in the Narnia series.

Source MySpace

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 28th, 2008

In the next few weeks, I’m going to be feeding you with as much information on Mister Lonely as I can because 1) it’s a great film, and 2) we interviewed Harmony and he was incredible nice, so it’s the least we could do.

Today, the Official Mister Lonely MySpace was launched with release dates and clips from the film. The one below shows Diego Luna’s Michael Jackson performing a “motivational” skit at an elderly home when he meets Samantha Morton’s Marilyn Monroe for the first time. It’s brilliant.

Clip #1 – Live Forever

Source MySpace

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 28th, 2008

Can Indy pounce Batman? Will Shia LaBeouf perfect as a sidekick? How well will Cate Blanchett pull off being a villian? We’ll find out soon. Here’s a tv spot for the soon to be released INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Enjoy.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSvTNz7q3xc[/youtube]

Source YouTube

Rusty Gordon

by: Rusty Gordon
April 28th, 2008

Jason Bateman has just signed on to star in Beavis and Butthead creater Mike Judge’s new film, Extract. The film will be directed by Judge, and distrubited by Miramax. Hopefully, Extract will be appearing in more theaters than Judge’s last film, Idiocracy, which due to concerns by Fox was only released in six markets.

Bateman will be playing the boss of a flower extract plant, who is dealing with various personal professional problems in his life. Sounds like Extract has the potential to be a little more dramatic than most of Judge’s films and TV shows.

Mike Judge can be heard every sunday night as the voice of Hank Hill on Fox’s King of the Hill. Jason Bateman is continuing to do very well for himself after the unfortunate cancellation of Arrested Development and can be next seen the superhero comedy film, Hancock, in which Bateman is a publicist for an unlikeable superhero played by Will Smith.

Source CINEMA BLEND

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 28th, 2008

Here are the winners to last week’s Charlie Wilson’s War contest. Please reply within 48 hours with your address to get your prize! Thanks to everyone who entered!

1. Geraldine Rodriguez
2. Lisa Bush
3. Ulises V.
4. Eddie Hernandez
5. Lara Libby
6. Alejandro Hukill

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 26th, 2008

Mystery Science Theater was way ahead of their time. Created by Joel Hodgson, the showed centered on a man, his robot sidekicks, and their hilarious commentary on awful B-movies. Enough about that, you already know who they are.

This is a last minute post, but it’s incredibly important. The boys/gal behind MYT3000 will be doing a LIVE “riffing” tonight at the Angelika. They are keeping the movie top secret, but it will be a good time for the fans of the show. Tickets are $25 (I know), and you can get them by going to the Angelika and buying them from the USA Film Festival booth. See you there!

Also, we got to interview them this morning. That will be posted sometime this week. Yeah!

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 25th, 2008

If you’re not up to par, Uwe Boll, the man who has ruined every film he’s touched, made not so nice comments about Michael Bay, and Michael Bay struck back. Now Boll wants to show his 3 fans and 9,345,839,482,390 people against him that violence is always the answer. He has challenged Michael Bay to a real boxing match on Pay-Per-View. Click HERE to watch the video, or read below:

“Hi, here’s Uwe Boll and you see my outfit so you know what’s coming up now basically. Michael Bay responded to my note about him in a very insulting way for me. He said that he doesn’t care about me and this was very insulting because I care about him and I think that with the money he has for his movies, he sucks big time. I think it’s time to meet in the ring actually.
So it’s my message to Michael Bay, Michael, in between your pool parties in LA or your casting sessions with the strippers you should start training now. And I’m sure you look good, you look thin. I saw you at the Hollywood Film Festival, I think you’re a fit guy and you do like private karate Asia bullshit crap fighting stuff in LA where you think you’re super cool that you do that with your 500 bucks per hour trainer.
So let’s meet in the ring in September or October. Pay-per-view. Mandalay Bay. Las Vegas. Twelve rounds of boxing. Boll against Bay.
It’s also independent against the studio system and I think that this day in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas we will clear it up who is not only the better director who is also able to fight more for that what he wants.
OK Michael, if you see that message I expect that your people contacting me, it will be all arranged. We even make money with it, and so let’s go for it. Boll against Bay. It’s on.”

Source /Film, Movie Set

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 25th, 2008

This is for real. Remember last year when Wesley Snipes got busted for not paying his taxes? Well, it came to bite him in the ass… hard. The vampire ass kicking badass was sentenced yesterday to serve three years (maximum requested by federal prosecutors) in prison for the thee misdemeanor counts of not filing his taxes.

Assistant Attorney General Nathan J. Hochman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division said “Snipes’ long prison sentence should send a loud and crystal clear message to all tax defiers that if they engage in similar tax defier conduct, they face joining him.

Also,
Actors Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson, as well as television judges Joe Brown and Greg Mathis, submitted letters to the judge on Snipes’ behalf.

Click HERE to watch the short video of Snipes leaving the courtroom.

Source CNN

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 25th, 2008

Paramount Vantage sent us a hefty stack of passes to see Son of Rambow on Monday, May 5 at 7:30PM (address will be on the passes). Since I can’t post my review until opening day of the film, I can tell you that GATW highly recommends you to see this film. Fill out the form below, and some passes will be sent to you. Each one is good for two people and I can send a maximum of two passes. Let me know if you need one pass or two. The last day that we can take pass requests for this is Thursday, May 1st. I want to make sure I get them to you on time.

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Rusty Gordon

by: Rusty Gordon
April 25th, 2008

The summer movie season is set to kick off next week with the release of Iron Man, which looks like a movie deserving of that honor. However, for many the most anticipated movie of the summer is The Dark Knight, which won’t be coming for over two months. Well, we have good news for you all batman junkies out there in desperate need of another fix. A new Dark Knight poster has just been released. The new poster is incredibly cool, like everything else Warner Brothers has put out to promote the film. Check out the poster below, it will definitely be enough to hold you Batman fans over, at least till next week.

Source FIRST SHOWING

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
April 25th, 2008

Would I put my eggs in that basket? Well, if you’re referring to Amy Poehler’s, then yes, yes I most definitely would put my eggs in her basket. Writer/director, Michael McCullers, put all of his eggs in Tina Fey’s basket for this movie and, pardon the pun, out popped a winner. Baby Mama was incredibly stupid in the most intelligent way. Everything about it, aside from the first 15 minutes or so, was completely entertaining. I don’t know if it was the A list cast (Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver, Maura Tierney, and cameos by Will Forte and Fred Armisen), but there weren’t many dull moments in this movie.

Tina Fey stars as Kate Holbrook, a career woman whose proverbial “clock” is ticking. Kate wants a baby, and she wants it bad, bad enough to implant it in a wire-haired, white-trash Amy Poehler (Angie Ostrowiski). Kate is a VP at a Whole Foods-like company called Round Earth. Working her way up the corporate ladder has inevitably prevented Kate from getting married and having children, and after finding out that the chances of her conceiving are very slim, she decides to look into surrogacy. After Angie submits a fraudulent application, she is selected to be Kate’s surrogate mother.

As the pregnancy moves along, we meet Kate’s love interest, Rob, played by Greg Kinnear. His character is equally as wonderful as the others, and aside from a few awkward relationship moments, Greg and Tina’s dynamic is great. We also start to see more of the doorman of Kate’s apartments, Oscar, played by Romany Malco (40 Year-old Virgin, Weeds), who supplies quite a few memorable funny moments while he helps Angie get through her pregnancy.

Steve Martin’s role as Kate’s new-age boss was by far my favorite. I can just see him sitting in his office, cross-legged listening to Yanni. He is hilarious, not to mention the fact that he has the most quotable lines in the movie including, “Put your palms on my palms and let me whisper to you the secret of success,” but you’ll have to see the movie to find out what that secret is. Sigourney Weaver also has a small role as the über-fertile owner of the surrogate company, and I really wish she had a bigger part in the movie since she is so incredibly talented.

Overall, I was pretty impressed with Baby Mama, considering the fact that I wasn’t expecting much. Since it is slightly in the romantic comedy genre, the audience can probably put two and two together to figure out the ending, which is pretty predictable. The ending will most likely be the only thing to bother most people, but let’s not forget that this is a comedy, so don’t expect anything spectacular from it.

Rusty Gordon

by: Rusty Gordon
April 25th, 2008

I imagine the two biggest influences for Harold and Kumar 2: Escape from Guantanamo Bay would be getting high, obviously, and Comedy Central, mainly the TV programs Chapelle’’s Show and The Daily Show. After several bong hits and hours of watching these politically and culturally relevant shows the stupid and usually boring Harold Kumar 2 might have seemed like a good idea to screenwriters and first time directors, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. However, in clear light this project’s flaws are glaring. A political stoner film? Who better to preach about such delicate and important issues as politics and race than people who specialize in fart jokes and gross out humor.

It’’s not just the film satirical jokes about our government that are lazy and unimaginative; even the film’’s more low-brow jokes seem half-baked, which is unfortunate because they are a lot of them. The first poop joke is about one minute into the film, and involves Kumar taking a number 2, while Harold showers. That’s the entire joke, one friend going to the bathroom as his friend takes a shower. We have our first dick joke before the boys finish packing for their trip to Amsterdam, this joke is even more disgusting than the opening shower scene, and about as funny.

As you can imagine the pot-loving duo, played again by John Cho and Kal Penn, is very excited for their trip to the very marijuana-friendly Amsterdam. However, due to a misunderstanding on the airplane the boys do not make it to their destination. Instead, they are interrogated by the dim-witted government official, Ron Fox (Rob Cordy). Eventually, the boys are sent to Guantanamo Bay for being terrorists, which they soon escape. The trip to Guantanamo Bay provides one of the film’s funnier lines, “donuts are fucking awesome””, delivered by Kumar to terrorists in another cell, and of course another dick joke, involving the boys having to give the guards blowjobs. The rest of the film chronicles the adventures of Harold and Kumar as they try to avoid being captured by the government and Ron Fox.

The filmmakers use the ignorant Ron Fox to make many stereotypical and offensive “jokes”. During the film’’s running time, Ron Fox pours out grape soda to try and force an African-American man to reveal the location of Harold and Kumar, while a watcher in the background yells about Kool Aid. Ron also scatters loose change over a table while interrogating Harold and Kumar’’s Jewish friends. When Ron leaves the room the two men are quick to collect the change. The filmmakers want you to think they are satirizing the government and various stereotypes with Ron Fox, but really they are just using him for some cheap and not very funny laughs, and to an extent, further promote these negative stereotypes. Also, Ron wipes his ass with the bill of rights to make a point about the government not concerning itself with its own laws. Hilarious, right? No. For their next film the writers should try using more words and wit, instead of poop stains.

Before Harold and Kumar 2 is over the boys smoke weed with President Bush, get their desired girls, and eventually make it to Amsterdam. They also meet a married Alabama couple, who happen to be brother and sister, and keep their inbred and deformed son in the basement. The boys’ run-in with the Alabama couple once again shows the filmmakers are not too concerned with actually being clever just with seeing how many insensitive jokes they can fit into the film’. Neil Patrick Harris also makes an appearance in the film, again playing an alternate version of himself as he did in the first film. The scenes with Neil are marginally funny, as Mr. Harris is more than willing to sacrifice his name for comedy.

Harold and Kumar 2 does have the occasional comical line, but suffers from too many misfires and offenses to work either as a satire or stoner comedy, and definitely not both. However, if the filmmakers’ goal was to make a hollow and incredibly crass film that will probably turn a large profit, then I think Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg will be patting each other on the back when weekend box office reports are known Sunday.

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 25th, 2008


By now everyone knows the fate of our video footage for the interview. We were cleared to film the interview, but in the process, there was some form of miscommunication and we had to delete the footage. The worst part of this was knowing that Neil Patrick Harris actually said, on camera, that he went to our site and enjoyed it.

Well, thanks to Alex Regnery of The Chubby Kid Stays in the Picture, we now have the audio recording of the event, along with a photo he took. Alex, we cannot thank you enough for this.

The interview is with Kal Penn, John Cho, and Neil Patrick Harris.

PS RIGHT at the :35 second mark is when NPH talks about GATW. Boo yeah!

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