Screen Junkies » bernie http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:15:55 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Richard Linklater To Live With The Murderer Who Inspired ‘Bernie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-to-live-with-the-murderer-who-inspired-bernie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-to-live-with-the-murderer-who-inspired-bernie/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 20:02:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261513 Dude, you're too old for roommates.

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A few years ago Richard Linklater made Bernie, based on the true story of Bernie Tiede, a polite mortician who murdered the old woman with whom he shared an unlikely friendship. The existence of the film has caused lawyers to reopen Tiede’s case and they’ve found enough evidence to free him from his life sentence. But without any old women around who are willing to take him in, Richard Linklater has agreed to fulfill that role.

Linklater testified on Tiede’s behalf this past Tuesday and offered him the apartment above his garage. Judges agreed to release him under Linklater’s care but with the condition that he doesn’t murder anyone else. If he does, they’ll make him go live with Mike White. (The Statesman)

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Jack Black Is The Angel Of Death In ‘Bernie’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jack-black-is-the-angel-of-death-in-bernie-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jack-black-is-the-angel-of-death-in-bernie-trailer/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:00:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=246583 Black goes back to his indie roots.

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After a few big budget efforts that didn’t pan out, Jack Black is going back to basics. In Bernie, he re-teams with School of Rock director Richard Linklater to tell the true story of a pleasant, clean-cut man who befriends and then murders an elderly Texas millionaire.

Shirley MacLaine plays the despised widow with whom Black’s mortician strikes up the unlikely friendship. The strongest performance in this trailer, however, goes to Dazed and Confused alum Matthew McConaughey. I watched until close to the end before realizing his character wasn’t being played by Gary Cole. And I’m still not totally convinced.

Also, Jack Black should totally play a live-action version of The Simpsons’ Yes Guy.

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Jack Black Shows Off His Moustache In Richard Linklater’s ‘Bernie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/jack-black-shows-off-his-moustache-in-richard-linklaters-bernie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/jack-black-shows-off-his-moustache-in-richard-linklaters-bernie/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 22:28:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213293 It's Jack Black at his Nathan Laniest.

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Hey, Jack Black! Nathan Lane called. He wants his everything back. BURN.

Here’s a first look at Richard Linklater‘s re-teaming with Black in Bernie, and though Black will not be rocking any schools this time around, he will be rocking a pretty creepy nose-neighbor. In the film, he plays a mortician who befriends an old lady played by Shirley MacLaine. And why shouldn’t she befriend him? He looks so dapper in his buttoned collar and he was thoughtful enough to come over with some lotions in a basket. Only true gentleman put the lotion in the basket.

Bernie premieres June 16th at the Los Angeles Film Festival and co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Rip Torn as two other citizens of the loopy Texas town in which the film is based. It’s shaping up to be a Richard Linklater dream ensemble. Some buddy go dust off Wiley Wiggins. (LA Times)

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Jack Black Keeps Shirley MacLaine Alive for ‘Bernie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jack-black-keeps-shirley-maclaine-alive-for-bernie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jack-black-keeps-shirley-maclaine-alive-for-bernie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jack Black is reteaming with School of Rock director Richard Linklater for Bernie. Shirley MacLaine will also star and mother everyone on set. THR has the deets: "Bernie" is set in the small town of Carthage, Texas and follows a Renaissance man-community leader-mortician Bernie (Black) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive. Is no one seeing the similarities to Weekend at Bernie's here? You know, the movie where two business executives go visit their boss at his beach house for a weekend, he ends up dying, and they make it look like he's still alive? This new movie is even called BERNIE. At least change the title! And don't think Andrew McCarthy won't call about a cameo. Ever since the failed "Lipstick Jungle" on NBC, he's been waiting patiently on his couch for an opportunity like this.

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Jack Black is reteaming with School of Rock director Richard Linklater for Bernie. Shirley MacLaine will also star and mother everyone on set. THR has the deets:

"Bernie" is set in the small town of Carthage, Texas and follows a Renaissance man-community leader-mortician Bernie (Black) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive.

Is no one seeing the similarities to Weekend at Bernie’s here? You know, the movie where two business executives go visit their boss at his beach house for a weekend, he ends up dying, and they make it look like he’s still alive? This new movie is even called BERNIE. At least change the title! And don’t think Andrew McCarthy won’t call about a cameo. Ever since the failed "Lipstick Jungle" on NBC, he’s been waiting patiently on his couch for an opportunity like this.

 

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