Screen Junkies » jerry o’connell http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:09:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Two Things You Haven’t Thought About In Years Combined As Jerry O’Connell Signs On To Play Herman Munster http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/two-things-you-havent-thought-about-in-years-combined-as-jerry-oconnell-signs-on-to-play-herman-munster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/two-things-you-havent-thought-about-in-years-combined-as-jerry-oconnell-signs-on-to-play-herman-munster/#comments Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:31:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249047 He's so charming and likable....IT'S SCARY!!!!

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The fat guy from Stand by Me who’s also known as the guy that’s now married to Rebecca Romijn will have another pseudo-claim to fame as he signs on to play creepy patriarch Herman Munster in Mockingbird Lane, a gritty (natch) reboot of the sorta-liked 1960′s TV show coming to NBC.

While his selection to play a character in a redux of the campy original might be sensical, considering this version is supposed to be dark and creepy along the lines of American Horror Story, one wonders what the impetus is. To his credit as a person I find Jerry O’Connell to be one of the least creepy, most likable guys around…

WHICH IS WHY MY MIND WILL BE BLOWN WHEN I SEE HOW CREEPY THEY MAKE HIM!

Or something like that. O’Connell joins Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Mason Cook as the announced cast thus far. Expect a Jaleel White casting revelation any day now.

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Charlie Sheen Replacement List: Who Is Sheen’s Next Twitter Target? http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/charlie-sheen-replacement-list-who-is-sheens-next-twitter-target/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/charlie-sheen-replacement-list-who-is-sheens-next-twitter-target/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 02:49:15 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=113917 A few other actors who have a chance at "winning" a lead on "Two and a Half Men." The list includes John Stamos, Martin Sheen and... Heather Locklear?

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Wow, it hasn’t been that long, but already I’m sick of Charlie Sheen. So let’s talk about a few other actors who have a chance at “winning” a lead in the most successful sitcom on TV, now that Sheen’s been sacked. Of course, it’s likely that audiences will tune away from “Two and a Half Men” without Sheen, but with so much money at stake, who can blame Warner Bros and CBS for trying to keep a terrible show alive by making it worse?

According to rumors, producer Chuck Lorre‘s shortlist includes Rob Lowe, Jerry O’Connell, and the now infamous choice of John Stamos. I’d like to see Lowe stay on”Parks and Recreation,” so I hope Lorre takes Uncle Jesse or the guy from “Sliders.” Two other candidates are his own dad, Martin Sheen – I’d love to be a fly on the wall at that Thanksgiving dinner – and noted non-male Heather Locklear. That would obviously take the show in a different direction, in which 1 out of the 2 1/2 men had a vagina.

I’d like to offer up another suggestion: a shark. Every week, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones can jump over him. (Cinema Blend)

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Dan Aykroyd Might Reunite With His Blues Brother On ‘The Defenders’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/dan-aykroyd-might-reunite-with-his-blues-brother-on-the-defenders/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/dan-aykroyd-might-reunite-with-his-blues-brother-on-the-defenders/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When CBS presented their new fall drama “The Defenders” at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, the producers told the press that they were eying Dan Aykroyd to play a tough judge who Jim Belushi will face later in the season. The new Blues Brothers go way back, so creator and executive producer Kevin Kennedy thinks it will be easy to get Aykroyd. Belushi actually wanted him sooner but Kennedy didn’t want to stunt cast the pilot. “Obviously he and Jim are friends,” Kennedy told Screen Junkies on the red carpet at the Paley center. “I believe he did a couple of “According to Jim”s. They’ve talked about it. Jim asked him. Jim suggested him to play the judge in the pilot and we said, ‘You know what? We’d like to save that because we think we could really plan for it and write something specific for it.’ So we talked about it and we asked Danny if he’d be interested in doing it. In theory, yes. It’s a matter of time. It’s a matter of making the schedules work and obviously Danny has to like the script. It’s a long way down the road but it’s a dream.” More after the jump...

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When CBS presented their new fall drama “The Defenders” at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, the producers told the press that they were eying Dan Aykroyd to play a tough judge who Jim Belushi will face later in the season. The new Blue Brothers go way back, so creator and executive producer Kevin Kennedy thinks it will be easy to get Aykroyd. Belushi actually wanted him sooner but Kennedy didn’t want to stunt cast the pilot.

“Obviously he and Jim are friends,” Kennedy told Screen Junkies on the red carpet at the Paley center. “I believe he did a couple of “According to Jim”s. They’ve talked about it. Jim asked him. Jim suggested him to play the judge in the pilot and we said, ‘You know what? We’d like to save that because we think we could really plan for it and write something specific for it.’ So we talked about it and we asked Danny if he’d be interested in doing it. In theory, yes. It’s a matter of time. It’s a matter of making the schedules work and obviously Danny has to like the script. It’s a long way down the road but it’s a dream.”

More after the jump…

Until then, “The Defenders” has plenty of interesting plots to set it apart from other legal shows. Belushi and Jerry O’Connell play defense attorneys in Las Vegas, where they have a different sort of crime.

“The next episode, the Pete character represents a guy who backs into the Elvis Pressley museum and steals the blue suede shoes and tries to sell them and make money,” Belushi said. “Pete gets so excited because he’s a big Elvis fan. He represents him and does a great job representing him.”

The show is based on real life Vegas attorneys Marc Saggese and Michael Cristalli. The TV versions are called Nick Morelli (Belushi) and Pete Kaczmarek (O’Connell).

“I personally like the episode, and this is based on the actual guys, where I intimidate a witness who’s lying and it’s affecting one of my clients,” O’Connell said. “Then I get brought in, not on charges but just an inquiry and I become a witness and he has to represent me. It’s really funny because we have this funny exchange when we’re in the courtroom and I go, ‘Good morning Mr. Morelli.’ Those are my characters and it’s just fun but it’s based in reality. That’s really what they did in a courtroom.”

Executive producer Greg Walker shared a few more of the cases The Defenders will represent. “We have everything from a guy who robs the Elvis museum to real serious cases about victims of overcharging of the Vegas D.A.’s office, mothers who have been charged with killing somebody while driving, being accused of talking on the cell phone. So there’s an entire mix of cases. We’ll have wacky ones every couple of weeks.”

So it’s less about the neon glamour and more about the everyday life of Vegas’s criminals. “Most of our stuff deals with off the strip,” Walker said. “We’re the other side of it. We’re the Hangover side of it, the stuff you don’t see behind the set that is the strip.”

“The Defenders” premieres September 22 on CBS.
 

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Who Will Have Their Wiener Bitten Off In ‘Piranha 3D’ Sequel? YOU Decide http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/who-will-have-their-wiener-bitten-off-in-piranha-3d-sequel-you-decide/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/who-will-have-their-wiener-bitten-off-in-piranha-3d-sequel-you-decide/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "My wiener!!!" Piranha 3D is a movie of the people. Especially people who have always wanted to see Jerry O'Connell have his wiener bitten off (you know who you are). Producers of the inevitable sequel want to stay in the good graces of the fans, so they are making Piranha 3D: Part Two an interactive movie. That's right! You, Joe Q. Public, can decide which celebrity will be cast to meet a gory demise in the next film. There's no info yet on how to vote, so I'm going to walk out into Times Square and begin shouting "Gary Busey!!" If I do that long enough, two things may happen: 1) producers will receive my vote, 2) the real Gary Busey will show up before me. He's like a "Bewitched" character in that way. (NY Post)

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"My wiener!!!"

Piranha 3D is a movie of the people. Especially people who have always wanted to see Jerry O’Connell have his wiener bitten off (you know who you are). Producers of the inevitable sequel want to stay in the good graces of the fans, so they are making Piranha 3D: Part Two an interactive movie.

That’s right! You, Joe Q. Public, can decide which celebrity will be cast to meet a gory demise in the next film. There’s no info yet on how to vote, so I’m going to walk out into Times Square and begin shouting "Gary Busey!!" If I do that long enough, two things may happen: 1) producers will receive my vote, 2) the real Gary Busey will show up before me. He’s like a "Bewitched" character in that way. (NY Post)

 

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‘Piranha 3D’ Stars Want Your Oscar Vote http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/piranha-3d-stars-want-your-oscar-vote/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/piranha-3d-stars-want-your-oscar-vote/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 This feels like a formality, but some of the stars of the upcoming Piranha 3D felt it necessary to create a For Your Consideration video to drum up Oscar support. In my opinion, it's already a shoe-in, and I haven't even seen it yet because the studio won't screen it for critics, most likely because it's too amazing to show early. Jerry "Hollywood Treasure" O'Connell, Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, and Paul Scheer are a few of the cast members asking for your vote this award season. If nothing else, the film should definitely have a lock on the Best Penis Being Gobbled Up and Spit Out in 3D category. The scene of that in Inception was just so-so. Check out the campaign video after the jump...

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This feels like a formality, but some of the stars of the upcoming Piranha 3D felt it necessary to create a For Your Consideration video to drum up Oscar support. In my opinion, it’s already a shoe-in, and I haven’t even seen it yet because the studio won’t screen it for critics, most likely because it’s too amazing to show early.

Jerry "Hollywood Treasure" O’Connell, Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, and Paul Scheer are a few of the cast members asking for your vote this award season. If nothing else, the film should definitely have a lock on the Best Penis Being Gobbled Up and Spit Out in 3D category. The scene of that in Inception was just so-so.

Check out the campaign video after the jump…

 

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