Screen Junkies » Goon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:54:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Seann William Scott Thrashes Canadians In ‘Goon’ Red Band http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/seann-william-scott-thrashes-canadians-in-goon-red-band/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/seann-william-scott-thrashes-canadians-in-goon-red-band/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:58:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=235508 Is this hockey or a hate crime?

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This trailer for Goon opens with Seann William Scott wondering about his place in the world. His father and brother have the whole doctor thing, and all he has is a willingness to be seen in public with Jay Baruchel. Until one fateful evening when he beats the sh*t out of a Canadian. This gives another Canadian the idea that maybe Canadians would pay to see this Canadian beat other Canadians mercilessly. And thus, he is declared their greatest champion. It’s a lot like Gladiator. But only if the characters in Gladiator drank Molson and ate Poutine.

Oh, and Jim’s Dad is there. Did anyone bother to tell him this isn’t an American Pie sequel?

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‘Goon’ Trailer Teaches Us Hockey Is About Fighting And Little Else http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/goon-trailer-teaches-us-hockey-is-about-fighting-and-little-else/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/goon-trailer-teaches-us-hockey-is-about-fighting-and-little-else/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:30:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=228346 Seann William Scott vs. Liev Schreiber. It's like the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, except no one asked for it.

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Judging by its trailer, the hockey comedy Goon looks to be a strange film. It’s got all the hallmarks of comedy (slapstick, Stifler, Eugene Levy), but it doesn’t appear to be funny. In its defense, it’s not clear that the film is trying to be funny, either.

What is it about hockey comedies that aren’t funny? Slap Shot, Mystery, Alaska, and now this film.

In any event, Goon tells the story of bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), who plays hockey as an enforcer, ruling the roost until he gets called up to the next league, where he’s outclassed by the like of Liev Schreiber‘s Ross Rhea.

They also drink a lot, and he sleeps with a girl that looks an awful lot like Zooey Deschanel, but isn’t. This is a hard movie to peg. Check out the trailer and see if you can do a better job than I can.

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That Nerd Jay Baruchel Spends All Day Reading And Adapting Books http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-nerd-jay-baruchel-spends-all-day-reading-and-adapting-books/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-nerd-jay-baruchel-spends-all-day-reading-and-adapting-books/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 06:49:14 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210598 Jay Baruchel is looking to get his Final Draft on by adapting the comic 'Random Acts of Violence' and rewriting 'Exorcism Diaries'.

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In order to get elite status in the Apatow Inner Circle, you also have to write screenplays, like Brother Rogen and Brother Segel. Acting awkward on camera only gets you to level 6. Maybe that’s why Jay Baruchel is looking to get his Final Draft on.

Baruchel and writing partner Jesse Chabot have signed on for two projects. They will adapt Kickstart Comics’ Random Acts of Violence, which is about horror comic book creators on a signing tour, and murders follow them wherever they go. It all centers around their star character, Slasherman. Hold on, does that mean Baruchel and Chabot are gonna become murder magnets when they’re on the press tour? We should all ask Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, the original writers of the comic. Only they know the rules for how that works.

The writing team will also tackle a rewrite on Summit‘s Exorcism Diaries, based on The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick. It’s the story of a reporter who gets the unfortunate attention of a supernatural being while researching the story of history’s most famous exorcism. This is why you have to be careful around Ouija boards, you guys. Let’s just play Sorry instead. No, you’re the one who’s scared.

Baruchel also co-wrote the recently shot hockey comedy Goon with Evan Goldberg. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Eugene Levy Joins Seann William Scott In ‘Goon’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eugene-levy-joins-seann-william-scott-in-goon/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eugene-levy-joins-seann-william-scott-in-goon/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Shocking news out of Hollywood this morning. Eugene Levy has accepted a role in a real movie, not just another American Pie spin-off film. The movie, however, does star Seann William Scott. Baby steps. Levy has joined Goon, the indie hockey comedy about a bouncer who joins a crappy hockey team after being "touched by the fist of God." Usually you need to pay top dollar in Brazil for one of those. Anyway, the film also stars Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, and Jay Baruchel (who also co-wrote with Evan Goldberg). The script is based off the book Goon: The True Story Of The Unlikely Journey Into Minor League Hockey. I'm sorry. I tried to read that last sentence, but all I got was Canada: Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada. (Variety)

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Shocking news out of Hollywood this morning. Eugene Levy has accepted a role in a real movie, not just another American Pie spin-off film. The movie, however, does star Seann William Scott. Baby steps.

Levy has joined Goon, the indie hockey comedy about a bouncer who joins a crappy hockey team after being "touched by the fist of God." Usually you need to pay top dollar in Brazil for one of those. Anyway, the film also stars Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, and Jay Baruchel (who also co-wrote with Evan Goldberg). The script is based off the book Goon: The True Story Of The Unlikely Journey Into Minor League Hockey. I’m sorry. I tried to read that last sentence, but all I got was Canada: Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada. (Variety)

 

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