Screen Junkies » John Landis http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:27:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 John Landis Doesn’t Know If Eddie Murphy Wants To Be Funny Anymore http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-landis-doesnt-know-if-eddie-murphy-wants-to-be-funny-anymore/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-landis-doesnt-know-if-eddie-murphy-wants-to-be-funny-anymore/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:01:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237686 If Eddie doesn't want to be funny, that would explain a lot of his films.

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Having directed Eddie Murphy in both Trading Places and Coming to America, John Landis claims that he saw a marked change in the funnyman in the years in between the two projects. He claims that Eddie turned into “kind of a jerk” while filming the latter, leading Landis to believe that perhaps he didn’t want to be funny then, in 1988, and he might still not want to be funny now.

Eddie’s filmography since 1988 lends credence to this argument. Since 1988, Murphy’s catalog has consisted of almost nothing in the vicinty of “funny,” save for The Distinguished Gentleman in 1992, which was 19 years ago… and maybe Bowfinger.

While this is certainly just one man’s opinion, I can’t imagine a more qualified source than that of Landis, who knows both comedy and Murphy. If Landis is wrong and Murphy still wants to be funny, there’s still the question of whether or not he’s capable of it. Did he want to be funny in Norbit?

We hope not, but you be the judge.

Oh sweet Christ.

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‘Burke And Hare’ Trailer Could Use Some Life http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/burke-and-hare-trailer-could-use-some-life/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/burke-and-hare-trailer-could-use-some-life/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When did Maxim shoots get so old timey? I know that I work for the Internet and am supposed to automatically love everything Simon Pegg does by default, but this trailer for Burke and Hare really doesn't portray the film in a favorable light. Andy Serkis's motion capture looks really convincing. It's almost looks like he's real. The story is based on the true story of Irish serial killers in Edinburgh, Scotland who murder their victims to then sell them as medical cadavers. The trailer cites the desire to save enough money to bang Isla Fisher as the motive behind the slayings. I can't imagine a court where that defense wouldn't hold up. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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When did Maxim shoots get so old timey?

I know that I work for the Internet and am supposed to automatically love everything Simon Pegg does by default, but this trailer for Burke and Hare really doesn’t portray the film in a favorable light. Andy Serkis’s motion capture looks really convincing. It’s almost looks like he’s real.

The story is based on the true story of Irish serial killers in Edinburgh, Scotland who murder their victims to then sell them as medical cadavers. The trailer cites the desire to save enough money to bang Isla Fisher as the motive behind the slayings. I can’t imagine a court where that defense wouldn’t hold up.

Check out the trailer after the jump…

 


Burke and Hare Trailer (2010) – Watch more Funny Videos

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