Screen Junkies » Justin Timberlake Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:22:56 +0000 en hourly 1 Called That Sh*t: Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake For Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson You had your chance, Harland Williams.

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As I prophesized like a Mayan or something, Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in his biopic Rocketman. This wouldn’t be Timberlake’s first time donning crazy pants and weird glasses to play the legendary music icon. Says John, “I’ve got a wish list of people. No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and was superb.”

Though he does acknowledge this is merely his wishlist for right now, they do have a director on board. That will be announced soon as the script comes together. He also explains that we can expect anything but your run of the mill biopic.

…would be a jukebox musical in earnest, maybe with a couple of new songs. You never know. Because it’s going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life, more in the manner of a Moulin Rouge! I just don’t want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn’t been like that.

That’s cool. Still seems pretty weird to be making your own biopic though. (LA Times)

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7 Mostly-Dumb Instances Of White Actors Rapping Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:20:40 +0000 Penn Collins I don't see people in terms of "black" or "white." Unless they're rapping. Then they better be black.

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It’s one thing to lean on something uncharacteristic for comedy. It plays against type, serves as a shock to the viewer, and often offers an amusing juxtaposition. Unless of course, you’re having a white actor bust into a rap for the sake of all the 37 year-old receptionists that will reflexively squawk, “I can’t believe they went there!” That’s not funny. That’s not even humor. Nonetheless, films and TV have long been in the business of “surprising” audiences with familiar stuff they’ve seen before, and this “rapping cracker” business has become old hat.

Here are a few of the most glaring instances. A few work on a deeper level, but most don’t. If any of these scenes are personal favorites of yours, I’m sorry. Sorry you have bad taste.

Ok. The 30 Rock one is pretty damn funny.

Chris Cooper – The Muppets

Sadly, no video is available for this one yet, but Chris Cooper, who plays a humorless oilman in the puppet film, breaks into a rap entitled “Let’s Talk About Me.” There are video vixens, crazy-phresh lyrics, and, most importantly…CHRIS COOPER RAPPING. While it’s certainly an irreverent scene by Muppet standards, the oddness of it all works. It’s weird, but not in a desperate or incomprehensible fashion. It’s just pretty interesting.

I thought about tagging this with a “spoiler alert,” but figured those diehard Muppet fans that would get upset by this have all seen the movie by now. If that’s not the case, I’m sorry I ruined his ironic rap.

Ellen Dow – The Wedding Singer