Screen Junkies » jemaine clement http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:35:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Emma Thompson Lends Acting Skills to ‘Men In Black 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/emma-thompson-lends-acting-skills-to-men-in-black-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/emma-thompson-lends-acting-skills-to-men-in-black-3/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Emma Thompson has signed on to head up the Men in Black. The British actress who last played ugly, but I'm sure charming in her own right, Nanny McPhee will play Oh in Men in Black 3. Thompson will be the new boss in charge, as Rip Torn can no longer be trusted to keep a super secret government agency on the rails **mimes taking swig of whisky**. Good luck getting Tommy Lee Jones to take orders from a woman. He's going to scowl a whole lot more than usual. (Deadline)

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Emma Thompson has signed on to head up the Men in Black. The British actress who last played ugly, but I’m sure charming in her own right, Nanny McPhee will play Oh in Men in Black 3. Thompson will be the new boss in charge, as Rip Torn can no longer be trusted to keep a super secret government agency on the rails **mimes taking swig of whisky**. Good luck getting Tommy Lee Jones to take orders from a woman. He’s going to scowl a whole lot more than usual. (Deadline)

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Jemaine Clement Wants Sexy Sex in This ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Clip http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jemaine-clement-wants-sexy-sex-in-this-dinner-for-schmucks-clip/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jemaine-clement-wants-sexy-sex-in-this-dinner-for-schmucks-clip/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jemaine Clement was without a doubt my favorite part of Dinner for Schmucks. You should read our review, but basically the supporting characters really keep the movie afloat. In this clip, Jemaine's eccentric artist character, Kieran, informs Paul Rudd and Steve Carell of his process. Like with most creative minds, it involves sex and death. I go through the same ordeal with every post. Check out the clip after the jump...

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Jemaine Clement was without a doubt my favorite part of Dinner for Schmucks. You should read our review, but basically the supporting characters really keep the movie afloat. In this clip, Jemaine’s eccentric artist character, Kieran, inform Paul Rudd and Steve Carell of his process. Like with most creative minds, it involves sex and death. I go through the same ordeal with every post.

Check out the clip after the jump…


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Review: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-dinner-for-schmucks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-dinner-for-schmucks/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Dinner for Schmucks PG-13, 104m., 2010 Cast Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Szostack, Lucy Punch, David Walliams with Jemaine Clement, and Zach Galifianakis Directed by Jay...

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Dinner for Schmucks
PG-13, 104m., 2010
Cast Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Szostack, Lucy Punch, David Walliams with Jemaine Clement, and Zach Galifianakis
Directed by Jay Roach
Screenplay by David Guion and Michael Handleman based upon the film “Le Diner de Cons” by Francis Vendor

Dinner For Schmucks invites us to a meal with some of our favorite comedic people, but only servers about half the laughs prepared and sends us home hungry looking for the stale peanut butter jar in the cupboard.

The film is a remake of the popular French comedy “Le Diner de Cons," where a group of rich executives hold a dinner once a month and each brings the most idiotic guest to the table. A concept on its own that could only be funny for a sketch or two on "Saturday Night Live" but not an entire 104 minutes.

Yet this is the challenge for new executive Tim (Paul Rudd at his usual upper middle class leading self) to bring to the table, and boy does he find one in Barry (Steve Carell at his usual hyper-active best), who along with turning every normal conversation into complete disaster, also has a thing for making dead mice into art pieces – something that is funny for five minutes but goes on for far too long.

A major problem with Schmucks is the idiots dinner comes so late into the movie that it almost seems like an afterthought. We spend a good hour following Barry as he makes everything in Tim’s almost perfect life a living hell. As we are introduced to several different characters from Tim’s beautiful girlfriend (Stephanie Szotech), business partners (Ron Livingston and Bruce Greenwood), Swedish millionaire (David Walliams of "Little Britain") and a series of bizarre freakshow characters that are paper thin. 

The freakshows that stick out the most are avant-garde artist Kieran (Jemaine Clement from "Flight of The Concords" in a show stealing performance), psycho ex-girlfriend Darla (Lucy Punch) and douche tax boss Therman (Zach Galifianakis always doing his borderline ‘retard’ best). Only one becomes a guest at the idiots dinner, making many of their scenes funny, but not organic to any part of the actual story.

Director Jay Roach brings his specialty of making the best out of awkward dinner conversation as he tries to recreate his 2000 hit Meet the Parents here, but is bogged too far down in a script hashed together by scribing team David Guion and Michael Handleman, all of which should know how to kick up the heart and story up a notch.

The only one that seems to be break free from the formulaic script is Clement as artist Kieran, who kicks away the banality of these characters with his hilariously grotesque paintings and odd, spiritual love advice. This is the breakthrough performance for Clement just like Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Zach Galifinakis in The Hangover, for every time he comes on screen you wish the movie would follow his comedic adventures instead of this typical bromance.

Dinner for Schmucks has some good laughs to satisfy a summer plate full of failed acts, but it cannot compete with many of the other bromantic comedies being made today. It needs a lot more pepper and spice in its preparation to make it titillate your brain palette.

Grade: C+

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Jemaine Clement Joins ‘Men in Black III’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jemaine-clement-joins-men-in-black-iii/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jemaine-clement-joins-men-in-black-iii/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jemaine Clement of "Flight of the Concords" fame is slated to play the villain in Men in Black III. Clement joins Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and director Barry Sonnenfeld, who have all signed on to the project.While details are scarce, Collider is reporting that Clement will play an evil character named Yaz. Based on Clement's sideburns, one can only assume that "Yaz" is none other than Boston Red Sox's great Carl Yastrzemski, aka Mutton-chop Yaz.On the plus side, it would be hard to make a film any worse than MIB II. Unfortunately, Clement was already involved in the sci-fi related catastrophe, Gentleman Broncos, so anything is possible.

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Jemaine Clement of "Flight of the Concords" fame is slated to play the villain in Men in Black III. Clement joins Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and director Barry Sonnenfeld, who have all signed on to the project.

While details are scarce, Collider is reporting that Clement will play an evil character named Yaz. Based on Clement’s sideburns, one can only assume that "Yaz" is none other than Boston Red Sox’s great Carl Yastrzemski, aka Mutton-chop Yaz.

On the plus side, it would be hard to make a film any worse than MIB II. Unfortunately, Clement was already involved in the sci-fi related catastrophe, Gentleman Broncos, so anything is possible.

 

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Jemaine Clement Up for ‘Men in Black 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sacha-baron-cohen-and-jemaine-clement-up-for-men-in-black-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sacha-baron-cohen-and-jemaine-clement-up-for-men-in-black-3/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Columbia Pictures is getting serious about a second sequel to Men in Black by tossing some names of weirdos into the ring. It's believed that Josh Brolin is on board for the third film and now there are reports that they want either BrĂ¼no's Sacha Baron Cohen or Conchord Jemaine Clement for a character named "Yaz."It's not known at this time if the character will be an alien or an agent (though wouldn't he be named after a letter were he an agent?). Both actors excel at weird, broad comedic performances and would be a perfect fit in the MiB universe. Though I'm not sure about Cohen. They already did the Ballchinian thing in part two. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Columbia Pictures is getting serious about a second sequel to Men in Black by tossing some names of weirdos into the ring. It’s believed that Josh Brolin is on board for the third film and now there are reports that they want either Brüno‘s Sacha Baron Cohen or Conchord Jemaine Clement for a character named "Yaz."

It’s not known at this time if the character will be an alien or an agent (though wouldn’t he be named after a letter were he an agent?). Both actors excel at weird, broad comedic performances and would be a perfect fit in the MiB universe. Though I’m not sure about Cohen. They already did the Ballchinian thing in part two. (Bloody Disgusting)

 

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Gentleman Broncos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/gentleman-broncos-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/gentleman-broncos-2/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2009 21:38:44 +0000 Reza F. Director: Jared Hess Cast: Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Mike White, Michael Angarano Synopsis: A teenager at a fantasy writer's convention has his idea plagarized by a world-famous fantasy writer.Release Date: October 30, 2009

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Director: Jared Hess

Cast: Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Mike White, Michael Angarano

Synopsis: A teenager at a fantasy writer’s convention has his idea plagarized by a world-famous fantasy writer.

Release Date: October 30, 2009

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