Screen Junkies » Charlie Day http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Kidnapping Is Way Easier Than Murder In ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kidnapping-is-way-easier-than-murder-in-horrible-bosses-2-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kidnapping-is-way-easier-than-murder-in-horrible-bosses-2-trailer/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:53:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264735 But not that much easier.

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The second trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 presents the theory that Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day were terrible at murder, but perhaps their skills are much better suited for kidnapping. Or “kidnaping” in this case. However, it seems that they break the first rule of kidnapping, which is never let your hostage start managing their own kidnapping.

Chris Pine joins the cast as their abductee who gets the guys in further over their heads when he sees it all as an opportunity to bilk his dad out of millions of dollars. Something tells me that everything will work out fine in the end and we’ll get to watch the guys try their hand at being jewel thieves in Horrible Bosses 3.

 

 

 

 

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The ‘Vacation’ Reboot Starring Ed Helms Will Also Feature Christina Applegate, Charlie Day, And Chris Hemsworth http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-vacation-reboot-starring-ed-helms-will-also-feature-christina-applegate-charlie-day-and-chris-hemsworth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-vacation-reboot-starring-ed-helms-will-also-feature-christina-applegate-charlie-day-and-chris-hemsworth/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:31:27 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264471 I hope everything goes smoothly in this one.

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We probably all put the news of an Ed Helms-starring Vacation reboot far in the back of our minds after hearing it, but the film is becoming more and more real every day. It’s now slated to being shooting in September, and it won’t just be Ed Helms with a camcorder in his garage.

Nope. The producers of the franchise of Chevy Chase films have cast, in addition to Helms as grown-up son rusty, Christina Applegate as his wife, Chris Hemsworth as his sister Audrey’s husband, and Charlie Day with a small part as a rafting guide.

So there’s gonna be rafting? Sweet!

Of course, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are expected to make cameos, though what the hell they’re going to do remains a mystery. Probably just hang around the old folks home or something, talking about that cat in the Jell-O mold.

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‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Trailer Poops On Comedy Tropes And Jennifer Aniston http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/horrible-bosses-2-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/horrible-bosses-2-trailer/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:24:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262654 Jennifer Aniston seems cool.

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Horrible Bosses 2 reunites Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day for more hatred directed toward their employers. This time around, the guys are giving murder a break and simply seeking to commit a kidnapping. Also, Jennifer Aniston likes to be pooped on so much that you don’t even have to ask permission. David Schwimmer, however, requires three letters of reference and an NDA.

They’ve also brought back Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, however, we’re not certain if Gregory from OnStar will be returning.

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Charlie Day Does A Killer J.J. Abrams Impersonation In The ‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/charlie-day-does-a-killer-j-j-abrams-impersonation-in-the-pacific-rim-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/charlie-day-does-a-killer-j-j-abrams-impersonation-in-the-pacific-rim-trailer/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:40:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254621 Big robots are the natural predators of big aliens.

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Here’s Charlie, and some giant robots, and some giant aliens, courtesy of Guillermo del Toro in a film that promises to be everything that Godzilla and, more recently, Battle: Los Angeles couldn’t.

It looks to be a huge scale for any director, so let’s hoep that del Toro’s smaller sensibilities allow him to toe the line here and create something that isn’t just a Roland Emmerich redux. Hiring Charlie as “disheveled scientist” may not exactly breed confidence there, but it’s Charlie, and we’ll take him when we can get him.

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2/3 Of ‘Horrible Bosses’ Stars Unite For Cop Comedy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/23-of-horrible-bosses-stars-unite-for-cop-comedy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/23-of-horrible-bosses-stars-unite-for-cop-comedy/#comments Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:12:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254015 BEST friends.

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Sorry, Jason Bateman. No one wants you after The Identity Thief. Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis, however…hot as SHIT! Thus, they’ll be teaming up for a buddy cop comedy that will probably be better than Cop Out, and about as good as The Good Guys.

The film will be directed by Bosses helmer Seth Gordon, and will be titled One Night on the Hudson. So it sounds like it should star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, but it won’t. Probably. The rest of the film hasn’t been cast yet, so I guess it’s possible.

The film will mark the stars’ fourth foray together, after Going the Distance, Horrible Bosses, and Horrible Bosses 2: Still Bossin’ It Horribly.

Jason Sudekis is currently dating Olivia Wilde, which has no bearing on anything, but still something I feel merits mentioning.

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Robots House Giant Monsters In ‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robots-house-giant-monsters-in-pacific-rim-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robots-house-giant-monsters-in-pacific-rim-trailer/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:59:28 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252427 Suck it, monsters!

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The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has debuted and it is a real wake-up call for monsters from the deep. When gigantic creatures emerge from an intergalactic portal in the Pacific Ocean, they just assume that humans will let them destroy our best bridges and throw cars into the water. Think again, monsters.

Little do they know that we possess the technology to make gigantic robot suits that will march right up to them and punch them in their monstrous faces. Didn’t see that one coming, huh? Just wait until we figure out how to give swords to those robots. ‘Merica!!

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Comic-Con 2012: Guillermo del Toro Finally Shows The World Some ‘Pacific Rim’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2012-guillermo-del-toro-finally-shows-the-world-some-pacific-rim/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2012-guillermo-del-toro-finally-shows-the-world-some-pacific-rim/#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2012 05:49:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249762 It's a sci-fi thriller with Charlie Day. Do we really need to see it to know it will rock?

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While a panel from a studio (in this case Warner Bros.) doesn’t sound like quite the good team the more fan-friendly cast-and-crew panels are, that doesn’t mean they’re not fountains of info from time to time.

Earlier today, the stars of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim came out to present the world’s first taste of the film, which will also be the only footage released until the end of the year. Onhand were Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, and the helmer himself to offer up a look at what we can expect.

Describing a clip will most likely not do the clip justice, so me paraphrasing someone else’s verbal description would be downright foolish. So, rather than tell you what happens, let me just give you a few out-of-context elements to whet your appetite.

  • Tundra
  • Metal Detector
  • Robot Missing An Arm
  • Child
  • Other Synchronized Robots
  • Jets
  • “Summer 2013″
This shit sells itself.
And in case it doesn’t, Charlie Day’s presence should give it the push it needs.

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‘Horrible Bosses’ To Tie Up All Its Loose Ends With A Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/horrible-bosses-to-tie-up-all-its-lose-ends-with-a-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/horrible-bosses-to-tie-up-all-its-lose-ends-with-a-sequel/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:22:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241545 Oh man, I bet these bosses are gonna be sooooooo bad! Let's go get drunk, guys!

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It might not have enjoyed the success of The Hangover, but Horrible Bosses will be doing a victory lap for New Line, with director Seth Gordon and all three principals, Charlie Day, Jason Sudekis, and Jason Bateman returning. It’s unknown at press time if Jamie Foxx will be reprising his role as Snow Falling on Cedars-pirating Motherf*cker Jones, but rest assured we have a reporter camped outside his house to monitor any new developments.

While Horrible Bosses wasn’t quite a blockbuster, its modest budget generated $117 million domestic, which is reason enough to really drive the bastard into the ground with a sequel.

No plot details are available, but considering how big a part the actual horrible bosses played in the original, expect some big casting announcements for those parts as things develop.

While this news doesn’t have me terribly excited, its putting a little more Charlie Day in my life, which is more than I can say for that stupid Abraham Lincoln movie Steven Spielberg is putting out.

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New ‘Sunny’ Clip Shows The Gang Breathing Down Zuckerberg’s Neck http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-sunny-clip-shows-the-gang-breathing-down-zuckerbergs-neck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-sunny-clip-shows-the-gang-breathing-down-zuckerbergs-neck/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:49:38 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=234655 The gang joins Facebook.

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For most people, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is the go-to place for information on the latest trends in social networking. And on tonight’s episode (November 3, 2011 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX), the gang plunges into Facebook. As usual, their motives are evil, but I’m sure some valuable lessons will be learned as well…or not.

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On next week’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, the gang plays a board game. Board games are a great way to promote friendly competition and bonding in your social circle. Unfortunately, most board games are lacking in the qualities of humiliation, degradation, and physical violence. Enter the game created by Mac and Dennis as a way to solve these problems. The episode is on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX. Watch it with your family, and pray they survive.

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9 ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Plots That Actually Happened http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-plots-that-actually-happened/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-plots-that-actually-happened/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:10:02 +0000 Sabrina Cognata http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232796 Is this life imitating art, or simply *ssholes being *ssholes?

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The genius behind It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is that it doesn’t merely rely on its sordid, off-the-wall humor. What’s more important to the show is the fact that the characters are willing to do almost anything for their own self-serving needs, especially when money is involved. No scheme is too absurd for the gang, which makes sense, since they are fictional. After all, who in their right mind would sell gas door-to-door or dress in reverse drag to compete as a professional athlete?

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However, like it or not, many of these crackpot schemes have been executed by real-life degenerates, the sort of which make Dee, Dennis, Mac, Charlie and Frank look like saints. Now, we can’t say if some of these are life imitating art or vice-versa, but chances are they happened organically, which gives me very little faith in humanity.

Here are nine examples of plots from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia being implemented in real life.

The Gang Solves The Gas Crisis

Always Sunny: This is a classic episode of IASIP in which the characters each acquire a theme based alias: Dennis is the looks, Mac the brains, and Charlie the wildcard. And when this trifecta of awesome comes together, they devise one of their most lame-brained schemes of all time: reselling gasoline door-to-door in the short term while hoarding gas long-term in the basement of Paddy’s Pub and selling it once the price doubles. As you can imagine, everything goes very, very wrong.

Real Life: Likewise, Bridgewater, Massachusetts had a wicked hard controversy when the Department Of Water & Power Commissioner Dana Olson was caught on tape illegally purchasing gas from Amy Nobel. Nobel, like the gang, had stored gallons of gasoline in her home and was reselling it on the cheap. Unlike the gang, her husband stole the gas from his employer, Conoco Phillips in East Boston. If only the Looks, Brains & Wildcard had been there to guide them on their moneymaking quest things could have turned out just as poorly, but way more entertaining.

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The Gang Gets Invincible

Always Sunny: When the Philadelphia Eagles hold open tryouts, Mac & Dennis use it as an excuse to settle who is the better football player. Eventually, it becomes clear the answer is neither of them, and the attention is turned to Sweet Dee. Dee uses this opportunity to dress like a man and prove that she can compete in football, eventually kicking a perfect field goal and gaining the attention of the Eagles’ coaches. But when she goes to show off her talents as a woman, her magical abilities disappear and she breaks her foot.

Real Life: 2006 Olympic silver medalist Santhi Soundarajan had her fair share of problems when her femininity, or lack thereof, was called into question by competitors. Unlike Dee, her genetic testing resulted in the conclusion that Santhi “does not possess the sexual characteristics of a woman.” She was then stripped of her medal. People really do cross dress with the hopes of winning at sports; it wasn’t just a silly IASIP gag.

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D.E.N.N.I.S System

Always Sunny: The D.E.N.N.I.S. System might be the most brilliant episode in IASIP history. Dennis breaks down his evil tactics for seducing and then abandoning a woman in order to make her dependent on him forever.

D- Demonstrate value
E- Engage physically
N- Nurture dependence
N- Neglect emotionally
I- Inspire hope
S- Separate entirely

This, of course ends tragically when Frank, Mac & Charlie all attempt their version of the D.E.N.N.I.S. method on the same girl and it becomes clear to her that she’s been used. The exact method that should have catapulted the gang to dating fame failed, per the usual, leaving them to chase down other lofty dreams.

Real Life: Another man employed his very own “system” for getting girls. You might know this guy as the dude in the stupid hats, but he also goes by Mystery. Yes, I’m talking about the Mystery Method, which holds many common bonds to the D.E.N.N.I.S. System. However, its success rate is apparently very high, even landing Mystery his very own show on VH1. If only the gang had been comprised of highly intelligent nerds instead of moderately good-looking asshats.

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‘Horrible Bosses’: The 6 Worst Workplaces In Movie History http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/horrible-bosses-the-6-worst-workplaces-in-movie-history/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/horrible-bosses-the-6-worst-workplaces-in-movie-history/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:06:54 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231125 Be glad you don't work at any of these places.

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In Horrible Bosses, coming to DVD on October 11th, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day have bosses that are so, uh, horrible, that the group hatches a scheme to murder them. Unbeknownst to the characters, they’re actually operating within a common cinematic setting: the horrible workplace. Don’t believe me? Here are six of the worst workplaces in movie history.

Metropolis

Next time you want to complain about work, just remember how bad the “employees” in Fritz Lang’s science fiction classic Metropolis have it. They work like slaves in an underground civilization at the will of their wealthy overlords. The only entertainment they get is the occasional herky-jerky robot girl dance.

The Apartment

This movie will probably seem a bit truer to the real workplace experience than Metropolis. No robot girls here, just an environment in which getting ahead is more important than being a decent human being. In the case of CC Baxter, this means giving over the keys to his apartment to his bosses so they can use it to have sex with women who aren’t their wives. As if that wasn’t enough, Baxter’s in love with the elevator girl who’s in a toxic relationship with his horrible, sleazy (and married) boss. Bad work environment!

2001: A Space Odyssey

Traveling from Earth to the moon to various other points in space may be easy in 2001, but it’s still a pain in the ass. The toilet has a set of instructions with like 12 steps, and the “food” can all be drunk through a straw. Oh, and your boss is a homicidal computer with a creepy glowing red eye. Murdering your boss would be justified, in this case.

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Morticians And Beauty Contests: The ‘Always Sunny’ GIF Recap (S7E3) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/morticians-and-beauty-contests-the-always-sunny-gif-recap-s7e3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/morticians-and-beauty-contests-the-always-sunny-gif-recap-s7e3/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:04:51 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230604 Frank will allow his dead body to be filled with 'cream' after he dies.

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After a week of fun and sun down at the Jersey Shore, this week’s Sunny episode, “Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties,” kicks off back in the familiar dregs of Paddy’s Pub, with a cold open that encapsulates pretty much everything that Sunny has come to stand for.

  • Frank falls over, bloodies up his nose (graphic violence, gore)
  • The gang laughs at his tumble (delight in the misfortune of others)
  • Frank explains how he met a man at a titty bar who convinced him to invest in a beauty pageant, which he did, only to find that the pageant is embroiled in scandal due to sexual harassment allegations (failed or troubled harebrained get-rich-quick scheme, indicative of consistently bad decision-making)
  • The “contestants” enter the bar, at which time we find out that it’s a pageant for little girls, and that the man who sexually harassed them is clearly a pedophile (the depraved reveal)

And we’re off.

This episode has all the trappings to really revisit what the gang is made of. Less than two minutes in to the episode and I’m giddy with excitement over the opportunities this storyline presents. Sunny lies pretty far away from “satirical” on the spectrum, but the show absolutely thrives when it is tenuously tied to a social issue. Perhaps it’s the over-the-top actions of the gang that reveal the absurdity of both the characters and the principals at hand, but, for whatever reason, it’s episodes like “The Gang Gets Racist,” “Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City,” “Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare,” and “The Gang Exploits the Gas Crises” all have proven to be among the show’s elite half-hours.

Off the bat, we see the factions start to form. Frank wants to salvage his investment without forfeiting his already-dicey reputation. Dee begins to reminisce about her modeling days, to the predictable mockery of the rest of the gang. Charlie cracks an egg of knowledge on us about how child pageants are woven int the American fabric (God, I love Charlie). Dennis is creeped out by the whole affair. And Mac…well, Mac’s really fat, and that’s plenty for now.

Remarkably, Charlie’s speech wins over the whole group, who decide that parading little made up girls in an exercise in “freedom” as much as it is anything else. So, as quickly as it began, it’s over. The gang, in the name of patriotism, will host a children’s beauty pageant.

“USA! USA! USA!”

The gang seems unsettlingly unified at this point, which is perhaps the most ominous aspect of this whole plan. Let’s see where the hell this united front takes us.

With Frank and Dee speaking to the contestants and their parents, Charlie, Mac, and Dennis are working on a musical number, with Charlie leading the show. Before the trio of composers can agree on a note, they decide that their involvement in the pageant and presence on-stage is a foregone conclusion. Like there was any doubt.

After a visit from child services, the gang realizes they have nothing to fear or hide, and the show must go on, so we immediately cut to Charlie in “musical director” mode, which is easily one of the 13 best modes Charlie can be in.

Dear God, I could fill up the whole recap with quotes from this scene, but it simply wouldn’t do them justice. Suffice it to say, when Charlie sides with Samantha, much as he did with some of the teens in “Underage Drinking: A National Problem,” we get gold.

Ok. One quick exchange:

“Samantha’s mean!”
“Samantha gets to be mean! Because Samantha is a star!”

At this point, it’s pretty clear that the big payout is going to be the pageant itself, so until that time, it looks like we’ll be killing some time with some set-up scenes that serve to tell us where we are headed, but are pretty funny nonetheless. We’ve got:

Dee getting schooled by Samantha during lunch;

Fat Mac wheezing his way through lunch;

The dandy boy who, contrary to the fellas’ first impressions, isn’t being forced into the competition at all,

And, after getting served by Samantha, Dee takes ugly duckling Justine under her wing to dethrone Samantha.

The scenarios are set-up, so let’s go to the back half of the episode to watch the gang knock them down. They arrive at the school theater for the pageant to find Frank done up in corpse makeup (compliments of a creepy mortician) to hide his battered grill. With Artemis sternly and stoically asking the audience to “give me a beat” during “America, The Beautiful,” the pageant is underway. And how!

With Mac, Dennis, and Dee busting moves onstage, and what we can only assume is a white-shoed Charlie a-tappin’ his foot, it becomes pretty clear what this pageant is really about. The gang wants to put on another musical. After a variety show-style intro from Charlie, Frank painfully oversells the innocence of the whole affair, introducing the contestants “that he isn’t attracted to at all” while wearing the previously mentioned corpse makeup. Of course, all the good-behavior from the gang begins to get squandered the moment Frank unintentionally broadcasts a private conversation he has about banging corpses.

The audience’s attention is quickly shifts from Franks desire to be “filled with cream” after he dies when the cops bust in to arrest Walter, who is, as we assumed, a pedophile.

The gang hastily decides that although pageants are an American tradition, they aren’t a proud one, names Samantha the winner, then storm out the door, having learned no lessons and built no bonds.

Kudos to Sunny on this one for reminding us that the Dee, Mac, Dennis, and Charlie don’t have to be total assholes in order to be funny.

Questions/Observations:

  • Caitlin Olsen’s improv and acting chops really come out in select few moments and the 180 she turns when asked if she is “in charge” by the child services representative is one such moment.
  • At what point did you realize that Frank was going to spend the rest of the episode with a mangled and bloody face? I got it at 6:48 when they told him to lay down and put some ice on it.
  • The entire episode, I felt like Walter, the child services guy was a looming pedophile. Turns out I was right. Kiss the ring!
  • I’m pretty bummed I’m already used to Fat Mac.
  • Franks dry-mouthed buddy backstage almost had me raising my hand with the gang, wondering what the shit that was about.
  • Artemis!
  • Fat Mac is pretty awesome in a tight turtleneck.
  • The gang seems to have an uncanny knowledge of Vaudeville and pageantry. I would hire them if they weren’t such bastards.
  • Since I can’t single out one thing, I enjoyed every single f*ckin’ part of the boy’s performance. It was like Usher meets Gaga meets gay little boy with fake abs sketched on him.
  • I love the cut to Frank, face down ready to be cuffed when the cops enter.

Quotes:

  • “You just loaded up that train with coal, and now it’s ready to tear down the tracks. That was inspiring as hell.”
  • “I’m not gonna diddle your kids…I met that guy in a titty bar.”
  • “I don’t see professionals. I see amateurs. I see trash. Little pieces of trash.”
  • “You’re the meanest girl in the world!”
  • “She’s a stupid shitmouth bitch.”
  • “I’m gonna go get high before the show.”
  • “A big humongous pain in my vuhhhhh-gina, MOMS ARE UGLY!”
  • “Mr. Gorbechav, tear down this wall!”
  • “If I was dead you could bang me all you want.”

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Hobo Sex and Rum Ham: The ‘Always Sunny’ GIF Recap (S7E2) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/hobo-sex-and-rum-ham-the-always-sunny-gif-recap-s7e2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/hobo-sex-and-rum-ham-the-always-sunny-gif-recap-s7e2/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:29:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229692 In which a group of obnoxious people travel to an obnoxious place.

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It’s a rare occurrence that we see the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang out of their element, especially in a geographical sense. We’ve had an aborted cross-country trip, a journey to an Atlantic City casino, but that’s about all the travel the gang has given us in seven years.

Well, this week, they’re off on a bona fide vacation. Albeit one that’s only about an hour and a half from their houses, but we’ll take what we can get. The gang is heading to the Jersey shore. Dennis and Dee wish to relive the days of their childhood, Frank wants to take a trip on which he can finally unwind, Charlie wants to see the ocean for the first time, and Mac…well, Mac doesn’t want to go, but, ever the trooper, joins anyway.

Upon checking in to a fleabag motel, in true Sunny style, the dies are cast. Frank and Mac will be drinking and relaxing, while Dennis, Dee, and Charlie will be channelin the spirit of the Jersey shore of yesteryear.

Mac and Frank

While Mac heads down to the beach to score a place to post up, Frank is on liquor duty. Mac has no problem securing some real estate due to a toxic event (details withheld) and scattered steroid needles.

Frank saunters up with a very, very large ham in tow, sans booze. An irate Dennis demands to know what became of the booze, to which Frank informs Mac it’s soaked in and loaded with rum. Mac’s response demonstrates a quick 180.

“Goddamit, Frank. Eating your booze? That’s genius!”

However, as delicious as that boozy ham might be, it certainly seems to be attracting a healthy share of stray dogs. In a far-sighted move that absolutely no one would expect to backfire, Frank and Mac take to the seas, enjoying their booze ham on a life raft several hundred yards offshore, only to, predictably, pass out and find themselves lost at sea.

After losing the booze ham to ocean, Frank becomes irate and violent, as Frank often does. However, no sooner does he enter “survival mode” than a party boat cruises by, saving the castaways and sparing Mac from a cannibalistic end. Their trip is salved with steroids, binge drinking, and spray tans, as so many vacations are, forcing Mac to make the classy admission that he was wrong about the shore.

Dennis, Dee, and Charlie

Dennis and Dee, eager to revisit the beach of their youth, set out to the beach wit Charlie, only to find it all but abandoned. Charlie is absolutely fascinated by the ocean, but, as usual, Dennis and Dee’s are myopically focused on what Dennis and Dee want. Their stroll along the boardwalk further fuels their disappointment, but they hold out hope knowing that the ace up their sleeve is actually what’s going on UNDER the boardwalk.

It should surprise no one familiar with this show that what is going on under the boardwalk is graphic hobo butt sex. The spectacle is enough to upset even Charlie, who takes his leave of Dee and Dennis.

Still intent on recapturing their youth, Dennis and Dee find their way to a boardwalk ride that ends ripping out a sizable portion of Dee’s scalp. In the emergency room, they catch up with Stephanie, a junkie mom who promises to show them a good time on the shore. Predictably, the good time consists of angel dust, a sociopath named Billy, and a little armed robbery.

Charlie, meanwhile, comes across The Waitress, who ambles along the shore, eager to spend some time with him. They share a magical night together with fireworks, crabs (the ocean kind), and broken glass. All is right in the world of Charlie Kelly.

However, the next morning, The Waitress wakes up on the beach, appalled, as she had been on ecstasy during their encounter. She quickly goes back to being her usual bitch self, and Charlie, ever the happy wanderer, chalks it all up to experience and moves on. With that, the gang meets back up at the van and quickly agree it’s time to get out of dodge.

Questions:

• Dee’s hair: fashion do or fashion don’t?
• Was anyone else surprised that what happens under the boardwalk was able to slip by even FX’s liberal Standards and Practices?
• Something tells me this episode was not sponsored by the Atlantic City tourism board.
• Anyone excited to see The Waitress in this episode? Yeah, me neither.
• “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s: good montage or best montage ever?

Quotes:
• “Do NOT swim to Europe. Got it”
• “Disregard that, Frank. It’s a bunch of liberal bullshit.” (In reference to the sign that says toxic spill)
• “Warm sun, cool ocean breezes, getting’ ripshit on ham…”
• “It should have been you!” (Frank yelling at Mac In reference to the loss of the rum ham)

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Welcome back to Paddy’s Pub for a new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

In case we had forgotten about the types of people we’re dealing with at Paddy’s, the cold open reminds us in short order. We begin with Dee and Charlie on the phone, ordering a pit bull intended to bite people so that patrons may leave Paddy’s with a “great story.” Naturally, this marketing tool is met with skepticism by Dennis, who quickly abandons any effort to dissuade them, eventually just stating, “I DON’T understand.”

Well, he won’t need to, because that storyline is quickly dropped as Frank walks in, sucking face with a whore. Andddddddd, we’re off with our A-story. Frank declares, after pounding two shots of Jameson, “I’m gonna make that whore my wife.”

Sunny certainly has a way with making despicable characters uniquely despicable, and Frank’s whore Roxy is no exception. While she may appear to be your run-of-the-mill drunk whore, she has a language all alone, often referring to people in her presence with colorful phallic imagery, such as “cocks” or “dicks.” Frank wants her to stop banging other dudes (including, apparently, Tiger Woods), and the only way that’s going to happen is if he takes the plunge.

The gang eventually decides that they need to go all Pretty Woman on Roxy and clean her up a bit. But not quite yet, because Mac comes strutting in plus his 50 pounds of “bulk” (fat), eating a chimichanga, and his new carriage doesn’t not escape the group’s notice.

Dennis ascertains that with Frank’s devotion to a whore and a Mac’s gluttony, the gang has lost their way. He decides to help Mac restore his form and health of earlier days, while Dee is tasked with turning Roxy into less of a disgusting whore. While Frank and Charlie are doing whatever it is Frank and Charlie do (boiling found denim from under a bridge), they decide to try and find Frank a woman who will love him for who he is. Tall order.

Dee quickly gets the impression that, despite the rough façade, Roxy may be living a glamorous life, as she is able to stand up to snotty boutique salespeople by flashing a wad of cash in their face. No sooner does Dee start fawning than Roxy has to go meet a client, Mr. Tiger Woods. But not before she has to dig some crack rocks out of her ass.

While Dee tries to determine what the hell is going on with this semi-glamorous whore, we get to revisit a never-fail gag Sunny gag: Charlie incognito. He’s back in character as the Texas oilman, which we haven’t seen since season 4’s transcendental “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis,” while Frank is a limo driver hoping to benefit from a bait-and-switch with a kind lady who has no idea what she’s in for.

As Charlie’s plan is to bow out gracefully to Frank with “a touch of consumption,” he oversells the ailment a bit by projectile vomiting mercilessly on the unsuspecting women for what felt like a good 70 or 80 minutes. She doesn’t stick around to be consoled, and we’re left with a sight gag that is over-the-top (and hilarious) even by Sunny standards.

One downside to the approach the premiere has taken is that very little humor is drawn for the minds and personalities of the characters. While sight gags abound, the characters seem to take break from being themselves. Sure, Mac is still oblivious, Dennis vain, and Charlie enthusiastic and misguided, but the characters seem to be more conduits for physical humor than the folks we’ve spent the last seven or so years with. However, after last year’s flat “Mac Fights Gay Marriage,” perhaps they felt inclined to lead with a more surefire approach. It works for an episode, but let’s hope they get back to the paradigm that takes the show from good to great.

In the final act, bows are placed on the three duo’s storylines as Dee learns that Roxy’s life is every bit as awful as one would assume, but doesn’t pass up an offer to make $500 from a foot fetishist, beginning her transformation to sassy hooker-woman. Dennis embraces Mac’s devil-may-care attitude, gorging on chimichangas until he decides that what he really wants is some crack, which he can get from Roxy. Frank goes through with his proposal, only to watch Roxy die in response to his question. The gang lays her in the hall, makes an anonymous 911 call, and we realize that Frank was right; people don’t really change.

Dead hookers, projectile vomiting, and a grossly fat Mac. Yup, it’s a new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Three years ago, FX signed up with RCG, the production company of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton. Now the studio has ordered their first show from the gang, an animated program called Unsupervised. It won’t rely on the talents of the producers for voice work, but they’ve got a pretty good stable of talent waiting in the wings.

(Check out Before They Joined The Gang: A Look Back At The Early Work Of The ‘Always Sunny’ Cast)

Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Romany Malco, Fred Armisen, Kailin Olson, and Alexa Vega are all tapped to lend their voices to characters on the show, as are Sunny producers David Hornsby and Rob Rosell. The show revolves around two teen friends who try to do what’s right without any parental figures in the mix.

As long as it took to conceptualize the show, the network doesn’t want to waste any time getting the program to air. It is slated to premiere with Archer‘s return in January of 2012.

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Most actors have to take some pretty weird roles before they make it, and the cast members of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are no exception. Before they joined “The Gang,” Dennis, Dee, Charlie and the rest of the crew were popping up in some pretty strange and often hilarious places. From Pee-Wee’s Playhouse to Walker: Texas Ranger, these guys and gals have been all over the map. And to celebrate the 7th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, let’s look back at “The Gang” during their pre-Sunny days in alphabetical order.

Nicholas Pell and Jame Gumb contributed to this piece.

Chad Coleman (“Z”) – Coach in Left 4 Dead 2

Chad Coleman plays the enigmatic “Z,” a friend of Frank who lives underneath a bridge in Philly. Before his appearance on Sunny, but after his appearance on The Wire, Coleman starred as one of the new survivors in Left 4 Dead 2, Coach. Step into the shoes of Coach next time you’re sitting down at your Xbox 360 and wondering what it feels like to be an overweight high-school coac fighting zombies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Stephen Collins (Bruce Mathis) – Karl Hanke in Inside the Third Reich

On Sunny, Stephen Collins plays Bruce Mathis, the do-gooder biological father of Dennis and Dee. This is not unlike his role as the father on 7th Heaven. However, in 1982, he played Karl Hanke in Inside the Third Reich. Hanke was a Nazi-era governor of Lower Silesia, final Reichsführer-SS, and all around swell dude. He was known for being one of the most adamant and unquestioning supporters of the Nazi regime, which is also true of the father on 7th Heaven.

Gregory Scott Cummins (Luther) – Trigger Jenksin in Walker: Texas Ranger

Before he played Mac’s Dad (a.k.a. Luther), Gregory Scott Cummins was acting along side the likes of Chuck Norris. How the mighty have fallen. If you’re bored, check out Cummins’ website, and take a look at the impressive array of roles he’s racked up over the years. And no, I’m not being sarcastic. This guy’s been around.

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With the much anticipated seventh season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia under way, we thought it would be nice to have a little refresher. For this list, we’ll take a look back at the gang’s most misguided money-making schemes. Hard to believe they didn’t earn a single dollar from any of the harebrained plans outlined below. I mean, c’mon. Really, what kitten wouldn’t be smitten by its own pair of mittens?

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“Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare”

Season 2, Episode 3

Agreeing that free money sounds pretty good, Dennis and Dee decide to apply for welfare. However, there are a few obstacles they need to overcome in order to prove their eligibility. Posing as a recovering crack addict and a mentally retarded person respectively, the siblings learn they need medical documents and a blood test to back their claims. They regroup and smoke crack before taking a blood test. However, they quickly become addicted and end up cleaning toilets for crack money.

“The Gang Exploits A Miracle”

Season 2, Episode 7

When a water stain resembling the Virgin Mary appears at Paddy’s Pub, Frank sees it as a potential goldmine. It isn’t long before the bar is crawling with Holy Rollers eager to be involved with the miracle. Unfortunately, the water stain is later pissed on and the scam is ruined.

“Dennis and Dee’s Mom Is Dead”

Season 3, Episode 3

Dennis inherits his mom’s house after she dies during a botched plastic surgery procedure. His plans to turn it into a party mansion don’t get off the ground so well when the muscular bicep invite is misinterpreted.

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After six seasons of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” you probably thought “the Gang” had reached the bottom of the barrel. But as the following clips demonstrate, season seven will see Mac, Dee, Dennis and Frank sink to filthy new lows.

A lot has been made of Mac’s 50-pound weight gain and Frank getting married to a prostitute. But up until now, I haven’t heard much about Dee’s gratuitous use of the term “white stain,” or Dennis’ fondness for bringing up “balls to the chin.” Well, these new clips shed some light on those subjects. You’re welcome.

Season seven begins Thursday, September 15th at 10:00 ET/PT on FX.

“A New Low”

“Filthy”

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The seventh season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is almost upon us. Get ready for more cruel jokes, personality disorders and pop culture references a-go-go. If you’re anything like us, you’re frequently reminded of some better-left-forgotten piece of popular culture every time you treat yourself to an episode. In tribute to the most narcissistic and evil comedy in the history of television, we present our list of the best things “The Gang” has referenced over the last six years.

Steve Winwood – “The Gang Buys a Boat” (S6|E3)

Dennis Reynolds is a huge fan of Mr. Winwood. He even goes so far to replace the fitness instructor’s music with a copy of Back in the High Life so he can listen to “Higher Love” at the gym (“Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack” – S4|E10). But our favorite Steve-related moment on “Sunny” is when Mac and Charlie enter a yacht party to the soulful strains of “Back in the High Life Again.” It certainly had us reaching for the champagne of beers and enjoying a bit of the high life ourselves.

Fear – “Dennis Gets Divorced” (S6|E2)

Not many people remember this oft-overlooked Mark Wahlberg gem from the mid-1990s. Still, none of us are surprised that the Gang do. When Dennis gets married to a woman with a dead tooth, things quickly go south. When the King of all Narcissists decides to break things off, needless to say, it doesn’t go over well. I mean, this is “Sunny” we’re talking about. His erstwhile beloved begins beating herself repeatedly on the chest to create evidence of spousal abuse a la Marky Mark. Comic hijinks ensue as Dee and Mac hightail it out of there.

Ric Astley – “Charlie Gets Cancer” (S1|E4)

Dennis doesn’t rick roll around when it comes to the Astman. big fan of this little man with a gigantic voice, Ric makes numerous appearances, almost always in connection with Dennis. Is it any surprise that the narcissistic Dennis listens to hits like “Never Gonna Give You Up” while in the car by himself?

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The yellow ‘Kitten Mittens’ are a nice touch.

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Horrible Bosses is exactly the safe kind of mainstream comedy you’d expect it to be. It’s amusing and likeable because the three guys are funny. So no point lamenting the missed opportunity for a really dark satire, because they were never going to make that movie. At least this trio kept it entertaining.

Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) all have lousy bosses. Harken (Kevin Spacey) demeans and overworks Nick. Julia (Jennifer Aniston) sexually harasses Dale (it’s funny because it’s not a man intimidating a woman). Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell) is just coked-up and crazy.

There's Funny Stuff In 'Horrible Bosses' Red Band

You know Hollywood’s not going to make a movie about really killing your boss. Horrible Bosses at least has fun with three dorks exploring the underworld. Kurt especially makes continuous asides like he’s really reacting to the process of finding a hired killer. They’ve seen Strangers on a Train and Throw Mamma from a Train but apparently not 9 to 5, and you get some slapstick as they bumble through reconnaissance missions.

You know exactly where the story is going and it’s all to keep the heroes innocent and likeable. It’s pretty funny when Kurt plays petty pranks with Pellit’s toiletries. Dale has some good Charlie Day freak-outs. Bateman gets some good lines too so he’s not relegated to straight man. These three work together, and it’s kind of nice to see this generation’s reliable studio comedians emerge.

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The bosses get to be extreme too. Spacey is basically doing Swimming with Sharks light, but Aniston really relishes saying the P word and talking about touching herself. If you have trouble imagining a man disliking Aniston’s advances, consider that Dale actually has a loving fiancée he wants to be faithful to. Or, remember that in real life, oversexed aggressive women don’t look like Jennifer Aniston.

I was going to compliment one twist on a standard cliché, but then they followed it up with the usual cliché so it would be a spoiler. I thought Horrible Bosses was a little funnier than Bad Teacher. If you’re hating on The Hangover Part II, at least they’re going somewhere with their formula. You’d rather have an “original” plotline that plays it safe? Well, at least I’ve gotten to see Rubber and Detention, so I can let these summer comedies coast.

 

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Director: Seth Gordon

Cast: Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland

Synopsis: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Release Date: July 29, 2011

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3 photosEver Wish There Were Three New 'Horrible Bosses' Posters?

The original trailer for Horrible Bosses didn’t really grab my attention. Typically, I need to be strongly cursed at or shown boobies to react. Suffice it to say that this new red band trailer for Horrible Bosses had my full attention.

Here we see that this movie really has some bite and raunchy set-ups. It looks pretty funny, though we’re worried that it gives away too many of the film’s jokes and not enough of Jennifer Aniston walking around naked. More of that please.

Poor Charlie Day. Always having to have sex with and be fondled by his hot, rich boss. Don’t get any ideas, Longshanks.

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Comic-Con 2011: Showtime And FX’s Parade Of Shows http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-showtime-and-fxs-parade-of-shows/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-showtime-and-fxs-parade-of-shows/#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:14:25 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217691 All of your favorites will be in attendance.

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And the Comic-Con 2011 TV panels just keep on comin’. We’ve already heard the schedules for Warner Bros., HBO and FOX, and now Showtime and FX have finalized theirs. Expect all of your favorites from the two edgy cable networks to make an appearance.

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Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Looks To Charlie Day. Yup, THAT Charlie Day http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/del-toros-pacific-rim-looks-to-charlie-day-yup-that-charlie-day/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/del-toros-pacific-rim-looks-to-charlie-day-yup-that-charlie-day/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:06:19 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216613 Apparently, ridding the Earth of alien invaders is "Charlie work."

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Between you and me, I think Guillermo del Toro is secretly in love with FX shows. Or guys name Charlie. Or both. After having signed up”Sons of Anarchy“‘s Charlie Hunnam, the producers of Pacific Rim are now looking to pick up Charlie Day, who plays fan-favorite Charlie Kelly on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” also on FX.

Pacific Rim tells the story of an alien invasion of earth, which could explain why uber-macho Charlie Hunnam is involved but doesn’t exactly explain the involvement of Charlie Day. The armed forces probably need a guy whose voice gets really high when he gets excited.

Legendary Pictures, the producing studio, is said to be targeting up-and-coming talent with this project, and while Day is certainly something of a cult hero, he is pretty far from established, especially in films. His first co-starring role in a feature will be Horrible Bosses, which drops July 8. (Variety)

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‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season 7 Preview http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-season-7-preview/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-season-7-preview/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:23:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216166 Time spent with the cast at Fox studios shed some light on what we can expect in season seven, including, but not limited to, Mac gaining 50 lbs.

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Frank: This is dark.

Dennis: Darkest thing we have ever done.

On my visit yesterday to the set of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” those were the first lines uttered in the first scene that I observed. As they filmed the episode, the lines were repeated take after take. As a journalist reporting on the show, it’s hard to shake “dark” as my first impression of the upcoming seventh season.

While the cast agreed that the upcoming season’s premiere (on a date TBD in September) was indeed a darker season than some previous, they were not inclined to share specifics. In short order, however, Rob McElhenney was willing to divulge the themes of several episodes, “We’re doing an episode that would be the realistic version of Pretty Woman,” to which he added, in case it was unclear how this played out, “Frank proposes to a prostitute.” So there’s that.

If that’s too crass for your tastes, McElhenney quickly followed up with, “We have one with a child beauty pageant.” The entire cast was extremely forthright with topics for the upcoming season without managing to spoil the surprises. For instance, in a season two look-ahead, they had offered up that Charlie gets into an accident and ends up in a wheelchair without so much as shedding a ray of light on the fact that he becomes Tom Cruise from Born on the Fourth of July while screaming “VIET-GODDAMN-NAM IS WHAT HAPPENED!” So what the beauty pageant entails is anyone’s guess. The only assurance is that it will be conducted with the quiet dignity for which “Sunny” is known.

And, lest you believe the show remains rooted in the secular world, Charlie Day offered assurances that the gang will get philosophical, conveying, “With 2012 coming up, we’re gonna be tackling the apocalypse.” He ominously offered no further details.

The most significant breakthrough of season seven won’t be the end of days or Frank whoring around (again), but something far more unlikely. The gang gets out of Philadelphia. But not too far. They get to the Jersey shore. (The fact that I initially felt compelled to capitalize the “s” in “shore” makes me hate myself.)

“We worked very hard to create an episode” said Glenn Howerton, “that is not an episode about the people from the Jersey Shore.” When asked if that meant that Dennis would not be donning a spray tan,” he responded, “I’m not saying I won’t have a fake tan,” while Kaitlin Olson fired back, “Don’t put words in our mouth.”

While the group agreed to keep at least one big guest star (“Pretty famous guy,” giggled Day. “Rhymes with ‘Osama’.”) close to the vest, they offered up season seven appearances by “The Wire” and”Fringe” star Lance Reddick, Jason Sudekis reprising his role from last year, and Coen brothers staple Jon Polito playing Frank’s brother. Click here and you’ll see why.

We’ll also see a little more from The Waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) than we did last season, which means we can also enjoy seeing more emotional trauma for Charlie. And because their guest stars are seemingly determined by a monkey at a dart board (remember Sinbad and Rob Thomas?), a visit will also be paid by no less than the Kings of Leon. Despite the band’s

While the set visit and the discussion of the episodes touched on some dark topics, the underlying message during the interview, seemed to be “more of the same.” Which, if you’re a “Sunny” fan thus far, is all the good news you’ll really need to get excited for season seven.

But in case it’s not, there’s also this: Rob McElhenney gained fifty pounds to play Mac this season. Why? For the sheer comedy of playing his character as a fat guy. “It’s been disgusting to watch him go through with this adventure,” said Charlie Day. “We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety,” he added, “but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier.”

See ya in September.

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Ever Wish There Were Three New ‘Horrible Bosses’ Posters? http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/ever-wish-there-were-three-new-horrible-bosses-posters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/ever-wish-there-were-three-new-horrible-bosses-posters/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:44:23 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=214511 I am like the genie of internet posters, but only for specific movies at specific times.

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I am like the genie of internet posters, but only for specific movies at specific times.

4 photos‘Horrible Bosses’ Posters Showcase Just How Horrible These Bosses Are

Behold, three new posters for Horrible Bosses, a new comedy directed by Seth Gordon (King of Kong). The posters feature the tortured trio – Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day – against brightly colored backgrounds, wishing that their awful bosses were “no longer among the living.” That’s tip-toe language for “dead and not necessarily loving it.” These are kinda just remixes of the first set, which also feature such sinister supervisors as Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston, but overall the previews have gotten me psyched for this one. I like my comedy the way I like my coffee: with a lot of attempted murdering.

Bossocide will commence in theaters July 8th, 2011. (Collider)

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‘Horrible Bosses’ Posters Showcase Just How Horrible These Bosses Are http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/horrible-bosses-posters-showcase-just-how-horrible-these-bosses-are/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/horrible-bosses-posters-showcase-just-how-horrible-these-bosses-are/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 18:33:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=212861 Oh really? Your boss is Jennifer Aniston, and she's putting the moves on you? That's tragic, pal.

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The promising trailer (see inset) for Horrible Bosses has expectations raised for this movie, but those out there who haven’t seen the trailer still need to be sold, so why not play to the strengths of the cast? Kevin Spacey is downright scary as a boss, as Swimming with Sharks showed, Jennifer Aniston’s character is silly enough to be funny, and Colin Farrell…just look at him. Gold.

Watch The Trailer For ‘Horrible Bosses’ While Your Boss Is Gone

These posters highlight the employee/boss couplings introduce us to the bosses using a few choice words like “psycho,” “tool,” and “maneater.” Watch out boy, she’ll chew ya up.

Not relating to the posters, but interesting nonetheless is the fact that Horrible Bosses is directed by Seth Gordon, the man behind King of Kong, the funniest documentary in the solar system. Of course, he’s also got Four Christmases to his name, but we’ll let his work on”Modern Family,”"Parks and Recreation,” and”The Office” offset that travesty.

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Watch The Trailer For ‘Horrible Bosses’ While Your Boss Is Gone http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-the-trailer-for-horrible-bosses-while-your-boss-isnt-looking/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-the-trailer-for-horrible-bosses-while-your-boss-isnt-looking/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 20:34:14 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=211604 Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis are TCB (takin' care of business).

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There’s one thing that separates great comedies from merely good ones: Murder. And the latest murder-comedy is Horrible Bosses, about three guys (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who plot to murder their respective terrible bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell) with the help of a murder expert (Jamie Foxx). Then, things go exactly as planned, with the wacky trio murdering their bosses and not getting caught. Just kidding, things go hilariously awry.

My favorite part of the trailer is the appearance at the end from Wendell “William ‘Bunk’ Moreland” Pierce. I’m pretty excited to see this when it comes out on July 8th. I might even…kill to see it. Probably not, though.

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