Screen Junkies » get him to the greek http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:11:54 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Anti-Drug Films That Make Us Really Want To Do Drugs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-anti-drug-films-that-make-us-really-want-to-do-drugs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-anti-drug-films-that-make-us-really-want-to-do-drugs/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:15:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232858 Yeah, I know, I know. "Don't do drugs."

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Don’t do drugs. Or do. Whatever. If Hollywood really didn’t want us doing so many drugs, they’d stop making them look so damn cool. Sure there are films like Requiem for a Dream that do nothing but show the turmoil and agony caused by addiction, but there are many other films that show completely functioning drug addicts who may be hollow on the inside, but ooze cool in a way that the sober just can’t. They carry an attitude that says “F*ck it all.” That attitude often ends in death, but it also can bring about some pretty cool lives. Take a look.

Less Than Zero

Sure, their existence is hollow, and they’re simply self-medicating in order to dull their unhappiness, but what a way to self-medicate. These beautiful people cruise around, banging models (both male and female), spending money hand-over-fist, all while whacked out on Xanax, pot, coke, and alcohol. Sure, the survival rate of a Bret Easton Ellis story is about 40%, but when you look so damn cool doing it, wouldn’t you be willing to roll the dice? Just stay away from the sleazy pimps named Rip.

The Doors

We all know how The Doors ends, because it’s a true story. Nonetheless, it’s easy to ignore that good judgment and want to dive right in to the Sunset Strip scene of the late 60’s and early 70’s with someone as charismatic as Jim Morrison, trashing hotel rooms while naked, and tripping balls every day that ends in “y.” I mean, yes, cocaine and alcohol can end your life as fast as a bullet can, but if they enable you to look awesome in leather pants, isn’t it possible that it’s worth it? Probably not, but again, this list isn’t about good judgment. It’s about writing shitty poetry while on peyote.

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DVD Review: ‘Get Him to the Greek’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/dvd-review-get-him-to-the-greek/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/dvd-review-get-him-to-the-greek/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Get Him to the Greek is a half-wadded spitball at the entertainment industry and all things not sacred from Judd Apatow factory of funny. The return of infamous British rock star, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and newcomer music intern Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) must make it to the famous Greek Theater in 72 Hours or both their careers will be left in the dust. From traveling around London, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles this odd-ball duo leave a trail of drugs, sex, and rock 'n roll behind them. It's when the comedy stops and things get serious that the movie creaks along its way to an ending that dearly holds onto whatever “Jeffery” vapors it has left. With that being said, the DVD/ BluRay release gives us another unrated, post-theatrical look at this comedy, which according the filmmaker's commentary is a push to make comedic movies into a new coined term called “Hard Comedy,” mixing the laughs with dramatic weight. Special features breakdown after the jump...

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Get Him to the Greek is a half-wadded spitball at the entertainment industry and all things not sacred from Judd Apatow factory of funny. The return of infamous British rock star, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and newcomer music intern Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) must make it to the famou Greek Theater in 72 Hours or both their careers will be left in the dust. From traveling around London, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles this odd-ball duo leave a trail of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll behind them. It’s when the comedy stops and things get serious that the movie creaks along its way to an ending that dearly holds onto whatever “Jeffery” vapors it has left.

With that being said, the DVD/ BluRay release gives us another unrated, post-theatrical look at this comedy, which according the filmmaker’s commentary is a push to make comedic movies into a new coined term called “Hard Comedy,” mixing the laughs with dramatic weight.

Special features breakdown after the jump…

Deleted Scenes/Extended Scenes:
A lot of these scenes are stand-alone fillers and nothing more. When watching them, you realize or at least appreciated, what the final cut of this movie looked like. A lot the jokes that worked once in the final cut like the surprise Harry Potter cameo, the various Jonah Hill sex/drug use scenes, and more puking scenes, keep coming back or go on way too long. A little scene involving Alanis Morrisette  and Aldous Snow I’m sure sounded funnier on paper than in the actual pay-off. Thankfully these scenes did not make the final cut.

Alternate Opening and Ending:
This part of the DVD shows, the boring original opening with Aldous Snow’s African Child premiere party. A lot of set up for what things are to come in the movie but seeing what they had to work with here makes you appreciate the hilarious music video intro instead. The same goes for a the ending, which is titled “Riding Daphne.” Instead of the Unplugged special at the end of the movie, we meet up with Aaron and Aldous at a forest retreat where Aldous’s new addiction is free base jumping off cliffs and writing songs about Aaron’s fiancée.

Blind Medicine with Sarah Marshall:
Since this movie is spin-off sequel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall we get additional funny little moments from the faux-NBC show, “Blind Medicine” starring Sarah Marshall (Kirsten Bell) and Rick Schroeder. The best line of “Blind Medicine”: “I wish your mind was Braille, Cole. Then I could read it.”

Feature Commentary:
What has to be the strangest commentary recorded, director Nicolas Stroll, Jonah Hill, and Rose Byrne are in studio recording the commentary, Elizabeth Moss and Russell Brand seem to be somewhere on Skype cutting in on the commentary every once in a while. We find out what the cast and director think was the best line in the movie and how Diddy never sleeps. Ever.

Music Videos:
My favorite parts of the movie were these faux-music videos of Aldous Snow and Jackie Q’s. From the opening and very un-P.C. music video of “African Child” to “I Am Jesus” and “Ring Around My Rosy.” We get to see Baby Jesus getting cradle rob, break-dancing guerrilla fighters on fire, and Katy Perry inspired spoofs about getting chili dogged and breaking feminine hymens. Here we get see these hilarious music videos again in the their true Unrated fashion of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll.

Gag Reel:
Every Apatow factory DVD contains a “Gag Reel,” which is just a series of  uncensored bloopers minus the cornball hosting of Dick Clark. Sometimes these little snippets are funnier than the actual movie. The best thing about this “Gag Reel” is the cast and crew freaking out about a 4.0 magnitude earthquake caught during a take.  Seeing Jonah Hill’s double blubber chin in slow motion, while screaming for his dear life is worth a good belly laugh. The rest is just about Diddy trying not to curse too much during takes.

Line-O-Rama:
Another tradition on the Apatow factory DVDs are the alternate line reads. We see a lot more from the blink or miss them performances of Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll, which if your a fan of their improvisation-based comedy, you’ll have a smile slapped on your face. Russell Brand screams into the camera about how much Lars from Metallica is an a-hole, Jonah Hill gets mocked raped by various chicks, and Diddy can’t help but talk about the furry walls.

Behind-the-Scenes Features:
We get three behind-the-scenes features here with the Get Him to the Greek DVD:

Making of Feature: A typical HBO specials about how everyone was great to work with and how this is a spin-off of Forgetting Sara Marshall.
 
Behind-the-Music: Things get a little more interesting with the making-of music tracks. We find out about how Russell Brand had to learn to sing the word “blow-jobs” correctly. Actor/writer Jason Segel makes his only appearance on the DVD, about how he wrote several Coldplay and Katy Perry inspired songs “Goin’ Down,” “Supertight,” and “My Bangers” for the movie.

The Making of African Child: What might possibly be the worst music video ever made, the cast and crew try with as much deadpan humor explain the reasoning behind “African Child.” It tries to get a touch of Christopher Guest inspired dead-pan humor with the biggest laugh coming from the emotional burnin break dancer and assistant director feelings about working on this music video.
 

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Jonah Hill Beats ‘Jonah Hex’ at the Box Office http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jonah-hill-beats-jonah-hex-at-the-box-office/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jonah-hill-beats-jonah-hex-at-the-box-office/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It's a good thing Jonah Hex can communicate with the dead, because his new movie was D.O.A. this weekend, earning a meager $5.1 million at the box office. The film came in eighth place, well behind the Jonah Hill comedy, Get Him to the Greek, which earned a fourth place finish with $6.1 million.The fact that Get Him to the Greek is entering its third week adds insult to injury, considering the amount of hype Warner Bros. put behind this weekend's Hex premiere. Not to mention the fact that the widely panned Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was considered box-office poison just a few weeks ago, but now looks like Avatar by comparison, edging out Hex with $5.2 million in its fourth week. (Coming Soon)

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It’s a good thing Jonah Hex can communicate with the dead, because his new movie was D.O.A. this weekend, earning a meager $5.1 million at the box office. The film came in eighth place, well behind the Jonah Hill comedy, Get Him to the Greek, which earned a fourth place finish with $6.1 million.

The fact that Get Him to the Greek is entering its third week adds insult to injury, considering the amount of hype Warner Bros. put behind this weekend’s Hex premiere. Not to mention the fact that the widely panned Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was considered box-office poison just a few weeks ago, but now looks like Avatar by comparison, edging out Hex with $5.2 million in its fourth week. (Coming Soon)

 

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‘Get Him To The Greek’ Actress Rose Byrne http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-him-to-the-greek-actress-rose-byrne/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-him-to-the-greek-actress-rose-byrne/#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Defy Media Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. She plays Ellen Parsons in the FX show "Damages," opposite American dramatic institution Glenn Close. Byrne has been in a relationship with Australian writer, director and actor Brendan Cowell for over four years (Boooo!). The couple maintained a long-distance relationship for much of their relationship, with work commitments meaning they were often on separate continents. This means he's a better man than you. A word from Rose: "I see myself more as a character actress than a celebrity."Keep that good head on your shoulders. When you discover you're a celebrity you'll probably want coke, or to kill a homeless person. Apparently it has something to do with power. More pics of professional Rose after the jump.

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Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. She plays Ellen Parsons in the FX show “Damages,” opposite American dramatic institution Glenn Close. Byrne has been in a relationship with Australian writer, director and actor Brendan Cowell for over four years (Boooo!). The couple maintained a long-distance relationship for much of their relationship, with work commitments meaning they were often on separate continents. This means he’s a better man than you.

A word from Rose: “I see myself more as a character actress than a celebrity.”

Keep that good head on your shoulders. When you discover you’re a celebrity you’ll probably want coke, or to kill a homeless person. Apparently it has something to do with power.

More pics of professional Rose after the jump.

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‘Get Him To The Greek’ Actress Zoe Salmon http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-him-to-the-greek-actress-zoe-salmon/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-him-to-the-greek-actress-zoe-salmon/#comments Wed, 02 Jun 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Defy Media Zoe Salmon was the host of the children's television show "Blue Peter." Shortly after her debut, she famously said, "I'd try anything once," which started a trend in her being asked to do dangerous or embarrassing things including wing-walking on top of an antique biplane. An antique biplane? What kind of dares are these?!A word from Zoe: "I'd try anything once."Oh yeah? Would you wing-walk on top of an antique biplane? Damnit, why does the mind go straight to that?More pics of Zoe trying getting her picture taken after the jump.

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Zoe Salmon was the host of the children’s television show “Blue Peter.” Shortly after her debut, she famously said, “I’d try anything once,” which started a trend in her being asked to do dangerous or embarrassing things including wing-walking on top of an antique biplane. An antique biplane? What kind of dares are these?!

A word from Zoe: “I’d try anything once.”

Oh yeah? Would you wing-walk on top of an antique biplane? Damnit, why does the mind go straight to that?

More pics of Zoe trying getting her pictur taken after the jump.

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Sex Toys, Etc. in ‘Get Him To The Greek’ Red Band Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sex-toys-etc-in-get-him-to-the-greek-red-band-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sex-toys-etc-in-get-him-to-the-greek-red-band-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jonah Hill balks at twelve inches. It's amazing the difference between a trailer that's allowed to show dildos and one that isn't. Sometimes I watch both the rated and unrated promos for a film and still think it's going to blow, but Get Him to the Greek states the perfect case for the necessity of red band. Johah Hill plays a schlubby record label intern who's assigned by big boss P. Diddy to escort rock star Aldous Snow to his comeback concert in Los Angeles. Along the way he gets sex toys in the face, drugs up the butt, and stands really close to Russell Brand, three traditional British customs. Why their ladies worship a man who looks like a mangy Persian cat I'll never understand. Check out the red band trailer after the jump. Get Him to the Greek rocks theaters June 4, 2010.

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Jonah Hill balks at twelve inches.

It’s amazing the difference between a trailer that’s allowed to show dildos and one that isn’t. Sometimes I watch both the rated and unrated promos for a film and still think it’s going to blow, but Get Him to the Greek states the perfect case for the necessity of red band.

Johah Hill plays a schlubby record label intern who’s assigned by big boss P. Diddy to escort rock star Aldous Snow to his comeback concert in Los Angeles. Along the way he gets sex toys in the face, drugs up the butt, and stands really close to Russell Brand, three traditional British customs. Why their ladies worship a man who looks like a mangy Persian cat I’ll never understand.

Check out the red band trailer after the jump. Get Him to the Greek rocks theaters June 4, 2010.


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‘Get Him To The Greek’ Trailer Rocks Hard http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-him-to-the-greek-trailer-rocks-hard/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-him-to-the-greek-trailer-rocks-hard/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The first trailer for Get Him To The Greek just hit the Interwebz, and I'll be damned if Nicholas Stoller hasn't done it again. The director and writer of the highly enjoyable Forgetting Sarah Marshall brings back eccentric, hyper-sexual rocker Aldous Snow for a whimsical romp across the pond from Foggy London Town to sunny Los Angeles. Jonah Hill plays record label intern Aaron Green who gets the assignment from big boss P. Diddy to escort Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to the Greek Theater in L.A. for the first-stop of his comeback tour. Wackiness ensues, with a plethora of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and crusty vomit on The Today Show with Meredith Vieira. Stoller delivered a perfect mix of laughs and heart in Sarah Marshall, and I have no doubt he'll add the same touch to this one. And vomit, of course.  Check out the trailer after the jump. Get Him To The Greek blows the roof off theaters June 4, 2010. 

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The first trailer for Get Him to the Greek just hit the Interwebz, and I’ll be damned if Nicholas Stoller hasn’t done it again. The director and writer of the highly enjoyable Forgetting Sarah Marshall brings back eccentric, hyper-sexual rocker Aldous Snow for a whimsical romp across the pond from Foggy London Town to sunny Los Angeles.

Jonah Hill plays record label intern Aaron Green who gets the assignment from big boss P. Diddy to escort Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to the Greek Theater in L.A. for the first-stop of his comeback tour. Wackiness ensues, with a plethora of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and crusty vomit on The Today Show with Meredith Vieira. Stoller delivered a perfect mix of laughs and heart in Sarah Marshall, and I have no doubt he’ll add the same touch to this one. And vomit, of course. 

Check out the trailer after the jump. Get Him To The Greek blows the roof off theaters June 4, 2010. 


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Get Him to the Greek http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/get-him-to-the-greek/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/get-him-to-the-greek/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:12:13 +0000 Reza F. Director: Nicholas StollerCast: Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Rose Byrne, P. DiddySynopsis: A record company intern (Hill) is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.Release Date: June 4, 2010

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Director: Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Rose Byrne, P. Diddy

Synopsis: A record company intern (Hill) is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) to a concert at L.A.’ Greek Theater.

Release Date: June 4, 2010

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