See? Told You.
So, there you have it. Release date and everything. Rogen and Evan Samberg are writing the script (they also co-wrote Superbad and the upcoming Pineapple Express), and Stephen Chow (genius from Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle) will be taking the role of Kato, originally played by Bruce Lee. But as of yet, the whole expensive thing is director-less. Which is something of a worry, surely?
A poster for Pineapple Express, another film from the Judd Apatow Production Factory (TM) has been released (courtesy of joblo.com):
This is a film that we like the look of. The trailer is funny (especially the red band one) and the poster tag line of “Put this in your pipe and smoke it” is amusingly appealing. Aping the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End poster is also a bit gigglesome.
By the by, the guy on the left is Danny McBride, from the Ferrell/McKay-backed The Foot Fist Way. Add Seth Rogen and a stoned, long-haired James Franco, all wreathed in smoke, and you have a holy trident of funny right there.
This doesn’t look like a “legal distribution” trailer. Nonetheless:
It looks….. funny. Startingly so. Plus there’s explosions, and the windscreen of the cop car at the end of the movie looks like its covered in blood. Or at least drove through a very large strawberry. Which is definitely something I’d like to see. So its nice to see Seth Rogen (who co-wrote) this is going in a slightly different direction from his usual “I’m kind of a useless dick, but I’m a generally nice guy, so you can’t not like me” character he’s played in everything else we’ve seen him in.
Plus, Amber Heard is in it, and we pretty much love her:
See? True love.
Directed By Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2), Monsters Vs Aliens will be the first fully computer-animated movie to be in 3-D. It follows the tale of Reese Witherspoon’s Susan Murphy, who gets hit on the head by a meteor on her wedding day, and grows to be 49 feet, 11 and 1/2 inches tall. Which is lucky, because that day aliens decide to invade earth. Supporting voice casting includes Rainn Wilson, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Stephen Colbert.
But hot on the hells of this 3-D movie will be Ice Age 3, Robert Zemeckis’s A Christmas Carol, the re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, and then Toy Story 3. Which only goes to show that Beowulf was not just a flash in the its-coming-right-at-you pan.
Background info you need to have before reading on:
1) comedienne Sarah Silverman and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel are a couple.
2) a general awareness of popular culture.
That is all.
A few weeks ago, this was shown on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. It was hilarious:
Sarah Silverman is a funny lady. Matt Damon is a good sport (just look how into it he gets!). Combined, they made for some very chucklesome viewing. It made us laugh. Out loud. If only there was some acronym to represent our laughing. Out loud.
Jimmy Kimmel’s revenge was, if possible, funnier:
Not only is Ben Affleck a good sport (his character in Dogma, having asked “Do I come off a little gay?”, gets his answer here!), but Kimmel has done a Bob Geldof on this, getting in a very impressive array of celebs. Brad Pitt! Harrison Ford! McLovin’?!
The downside of such hilarity? The inevitable parodies and knock-offs. We would have expected them from the fanboys over at funnyordie.com. But the cast and crew on Kevin Smith’s Zack and Mimi Make a Porno obviously had some time to kill last week, so provided us with this dubious pleasure:
We’re sorry Seth Rogen. No offence Elizabeth Banks. But it’s just not that funny. Saying it was directed by M. Night Shyamalan at the end – that was a little funny. Trying to do an almost scene-by-scene re-enactment but with slightly dirtier words is just plain uninspiring. How unlike Kevin Smith to risk appearing as a derivative hack…
Please, please let this be the end. Sarah and Matt Vs Jimmy and Ben – good. Poorly executed, lazy imitations – bad.