Screen Junkies » Justin Theroux http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:11:59 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Watch The Trailer For ‘The Leftovers’: HBO’s New Thing That You Are Going To Like http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/watch-the-trailer-for-the-leftovers-hbos-new-thing-that-you-are-going-to-like/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/watch-the-trailer-for-the-leftovers-hbos-new-thing-that-you-are-going-to-like/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:13:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261293 What happens after the Rapture?

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Up until seeing this trailer for HBO’s dramatic new series The Leftovers, I had assumed the storyline revolved around Justin Theroux taking down an entire lasagna over four days. I was wrong.

Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers imagines a world where 2% of the population simply vanish, leaving everyone else to grieve and contemplate their own existence. Damon Lindelof is helming the series and it looks to be fitting material for him. After all, he did allow so many mysteries and plot points to simply vanish from LOST.

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Ferrell And Carell To Star In ‘Swear To God’, Written By Justin Theroux http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ferrell-and-carell-to-star-in-swear-to-god-written-by-justin-theroux/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ferrell-and-carell-to-star-in-swear-to-god-written-by-justin-theroux/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:15:50 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250317 Together, they form a triumvirate of laughter.

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That’s a whole lot of comedy to encapsulate in one headline.

The two Anchorman co-stars will be getting back together in Swear to God, a film that follows a hedge fund manager (Ferrell) after he swears that he has seen God. Carell’s role isn’t specified in so many words, but he’s gonna be really funny, ok? So just don’t worry about it right now.

The script, which was originally penned by the duo behind Due Date (boooo!) will be rewritten by actor/writer/Aniston boyfriend Justin Theroux, who has cut his teeth writing Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2, so get excited.

This news is bittersweet, knowing that Theroux has written Zoolander 2 (with the hopes of directing it). However, if it’s going to sit on the shelf at the expense of something else, at least that something else is a Will Ferrell/Steve Carell comedy.

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Review: Your Highness http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-your-highness/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-your-highness/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:13:31 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205597 It could be funnier but it’s consistently pleasant.

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Your Highness is a really big budget movie full of action and special effects, all to make really immature jokes. I totally support that and I enjoy the exercise. It could be funnier but it’s consistently pleasant.

Prince Fabious (James Franco) is the heroic heir to a medieval kingdom. Prince Thadeous (Danny McBride) is his slacker, loser brother. When Fabius rescues the virgin Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) from a tower, the evil Leezar (Justin Theroux) returns to kidnap her back. Thadeous has to step up to help Fabious on his quest to save her.

The production value of Your Highness is on par with any King Arthur or middle earth movie. Leezar shoots magic electro-beams, and the heroes fight monsters of CGI and animatronics. It’s just Thadeous says “F*ck this” and a villain goes naked with his penis digitally removed.

The Danny McBride style of rude swearing is funny with a British accent. It actually comes across as more innocent and endearing. Thadeus is not as abrasive as Kenny Powers, which may strip the film of a little edge. It’s still funny that the star of this huge budget FX movie is totally pissed off that he’s on an adventure.

Leezar is the funniest character. Theroux nails the satirical perspective on an arch evil villain. He messes with Belladonna like a kid making prank phone calls, only it’s the old morphing wizard trick. His ultimate plan for “The F*ckening” gets right to the point of most evil schemes, and his use of magical fairies is totally irreverent.

The action scenes are not very exciting. A carriage chase, sword fights and monster battles look like the genuine article, but don’t flow with any momentum. Thadeous and Fabious meet Isabel (Natalie Portman), a surreptitious warrior, in one such battle. Portman contributes to the film’s tone by keeping a totally straight face while making beaver jokes.

The cave of eyes is a cool fantasy realm, like something out of Labyrinth or The Neverending Story. The wood nymphs are sexy and silly, and there’s minotaur rape. Yeah, they went there. I enjoyed the ride. I probably won’t own it on DVD but it still amuses me when they say “gay” meaning “happy.”

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‘Zoolander 2′ Will Chart the Re-Invention of Derek Zoolander http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zoolander-2-will-chart-the-re-invention-of-derek-zoolander/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zoolander-2-will-chart-the-re-invention-of-derek-zoolander/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last week the news of a Zoolander sequel sent waves of excitement through the TBS watching community. Ben Stiller is currently working on the script with director Justin Theroux and now, he has revealed a few details about the plot. "We have a new story idea that we feel excited about and we're going to try to go forward. The beginning of the movie is [set]... 10 years later, and Derek & Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves." He goes on to add: "My wife really needs the work." Okay. So I went on to add that. He did, however, weigh in on Will Ferrell's inclusion: "If Will says yes, he definitely has to be a part of it. [pause] My dad really needs the work." Lies again. Screen Junkies really needs to rethink their policy of paying me by the word. *Editor's Note: We pay him in Monopoly money* (MTV)

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Last week the news of a Zoolander sequel sent waves of excitement through the TBS watching community. Ben Stiller is currently working on the script with director Justin Theroux and now, he has revealed a few details about the plot.

"We have a new story idea that we feel excited about and we’re going to try to go forward. The beginning of the movie is [set]… 10 years later, and Derek & Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves."

He goes on to add:

"My wife really needs the work."

Okay. So I went on to add that. He did, however, weigh in on Will Ferrell‘s inclusion:

"If Will says yes, he definitely has to be a part of it. [pause] My dad really needs the work."

Lies again. Screen Junkies really needs to rethink their policy of paying me by the word. *Editor’s Note: We pay him in Monopoly money* (MTV)

 

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Justin Theroux to Write and Direct ‘Zoolander 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/justin-theroux-to-write-and-direct-zoolander-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/justin-theroux-to-write-and-direct-zoolander-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Finally, the douchebags on MTV's Next will have some fresh quotes from a popular movie that they try to pass off as their own. It's been announced that Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux will write and direct a follow-up to Zoolander. In fact, Theroux is heading to Fashion Week in Paris to "immerse himself on what is current in fashion." He's absolutely NOT going for the wild parties, hot women, and mini-croissants stuffed with brie. Just in case you heard that was the real reason.Jonah Hill is in talks to play the villian and Owen Wilson will hopefully reprise his role as Hansel, though he has yet to commit. But Luke Wilson wanted me to mention that he's available, and will work for mini-croissants stuffed with anything. (Deadline Hollywood)

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Finally, the douchebags on MTV’s Next will have some fresh quotes from a popular movie that they try to pass off as their own. It’s been announced that Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux will write and direct a follow-up to Zoolander. In fact, Theroux is heading to Fashion Week in Paris to "immerse himself on what is current in fashion." He’s absolutely NOT going for the wild parties, hot women, and mini-croissants stuffed with brie. Just in case you heard that was the real reason.

Jonah Hill is in talks to play the villian and Owen Wilson will hopefully reprise his role as Hansel, though he has yet to commit. But Luke Wilson wanted me to mention that he’s available, and will work for mini-croissants stuffed with anything. (Deadline Hollywood)

 

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Justin Theroux To Rewrite ‘Space Invaders’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/justin-theroux-to-rewrite-space-invaders/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/justin-theroux-to-rewrite-space-invaders/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Based off Hollywood's new obsession with optioning everything that has ever existed, I automatically assumed that the classic video game Space Invaders was making its way to the big screen. Thankfully I made an ass out of "me" and "umption." Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux has been brought onboard to rewrite and possibly direct the Will Arnett-vehicle Space Invader. The movie tells the story of a space shuttle janitor who flies to the International Space Station to cock-block a hunky astronaut who has designs on his astronaut girlfriend.Never thought I'd see the day that I was thankful for a Harland Williams retread but with standards as low as they are these days, beggars can't be choosers.

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Based off Hollywood’s new obsession with optioning everything that has ever existed, I automatically assumed that the classic video game Space Invaders was making its way to the big screen. Thankfully I made an ass out of "me" and "umption." Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux has been brought onboard to rewrite and possibly direct the Will Arnett-vehicle Space Invader. The movie tells the story of a space shuttle janitor who flies to the International Space Station to cock-block a hunky astronaut who has designs on his astronaut girlfriend.

Never thought I’d see the day that I was thankful for a Harland Williams retread but with standards as low as they are these days, beggars can’t be choosers.

 

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