Screen Junkies » little fockers http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:19:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Little Fockers’ Caption Contest Winners! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/little-fockers-caption-contest-winners/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/little-fockers-caption-contest-winners/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:36:32 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205861 And the winners are...

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And the winners are…

“Ladies and Gentlemen… Let’s hear some applause for Captain Peacock and his Giant Flaming Vulva of Death ! ! ! ! !”

He will do anything to be in the next Wes Anderson movie.

Thanks to everyone who enters. You’re all a bunch on little Fockers in my eyes.

Little Fockers is on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, and On-Demand today.

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The Worst Of The Best: Robert De Niro http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-worst-of-the-best-robert-de-niro/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-worst-of-the-best-robert-de-niro/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:44:44 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30826 One of the greatest actors of his, or any, generation has starred in a lot of crap.

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Today we examine the worst films of a cinema legend: Robert De Niro.

De Niro is one of the greatest actors of his, or any, generation. As such, he’s been in some of the most cherished films of all time; The Godfather II, Taxi Driver, and Goodfellas, just to name a few. But at the end of the day, his amazing abilities and his stellar reputation haven’t prevented him from starring in some really, really shitty movies. And while it’s true that you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs, there’s really no excuse for shitting all over the frying pan.

OK, maybe that was an awful analogy. But it was better than these awful films deserve.

Analyze That

Analyze This is a severely overrated film. It’s one of several De Niro comedies that relies almost exclusively on the fact that De Niro is the star (Hey, look! It’s Robert De Niro, and he’s being funny! Ha!). That being said, it’s a thousand times better than its sequel, Analyze That.

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

When asked if he feared films like The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle might taint his legacy, De Niro replied, “I had a good time on Rocky & Bullwinkle.” I’m glad someone did. Zing!

Godsend

If your young son dies, and Robert De Niro approaches you about resurrecting him via cloning, don’t do it. The same goes for Gregory Peck’s character in The Boy’s From Brazil. But if you’re insistent on the whole cloning thing, go with Peck. Sure, you’ll end up raising a boy Hitler, but it will be a lot more entertaining than the kid from Godsend. And to be honest, boy Hitler is a lot more likable.

Righteous Kill

You’d think a movie starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino couldn’t be anything less than a classic. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Everyone involved in the production was relying on chemistry or magic far too much. The best actors still need material that isn’t crap.

Hide and Seek

Acting wasn’t really the problem with Hide and Seek. The film simply tried a little to hard to have a shocking ending. The filmmakers should have known that when it comes to pointless twist endings, nobody does it better than M. Night, so there’s no point in trying.

Showtime

Unless you have a time machine that can transport you back to 1984, do not, under any circumstances, decide to make a film with Eddie Murphy.

Flawless

What do you get when you cross Robert De Niro playing a stroke victim with a gay cross-dresser? A really bad movie. And much like taking home a real life tranny, if you took this film home expecting a comedy, you might be unpleasantly surprised.

Meet the Fockers

In Meet the Parents, the fact that the main character’s last name is “Focker” is good for a few laughs. In Meet the Fockers, it’s about the only laugh.

Little Fockers


In Meet the Fockers, the fact that the main character’s last name is “Focker” is about the only funny aspect of the film. In Little Fockers, audiences are too busy getting focked to notice the name gag. Get it? “Focked? I should write screenplays.

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There Is No God: ‘Little Fockers’ Passes $100 Million http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/there-is-no-god-little-fockers-passes-100-million/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/there-is-no-god-little-fockers-passes-100-million/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:02:48 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13839 True Grit, the critically acclaimed Coen brothers' film, came in second with $24.5 million, and Tron: Legacy snagged third with $18 million. But none of this matters, considering we are living in a cold, meaningless world where Little Fockers reigns supreme.

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We are alone in the universe.

In its second weekend in theaters, Little Fockers made $26 million, bringing its overall total to $103 million, and proving once and for all that there is no god.

True Grit, the critically acclaimed Coen brothers‘ film, came in second with $24.5 million, and Tron: Legacy snagged third with $18 million. But none of this matters, considering we are living in a cold, meaningless world where Little Fockers reigns supreme. Gott ist tot. (Vulture)

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Natalie Portman Is a Filthy Homewrecker In ‘The Other Woman’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/natalie-portman-is-a-filthy-homewrecker-in-the-other-woman-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/natalie-portman-is-a-filthy-homewrecker-in-the-other-woman-trailer/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:42:19 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=13433 The movie seems like a friggen downer, so I'll just stick to miscarriage-free films like Little Fockers. Ha! "Double dose of Focker." That's hysterical!

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Just a few hours after Natalie Portman announced that she is both pregnant and engaged, along comes the trailer for The Other Woman, in which she plays a woman who ruins someone’s marriage and then loses her newborn child. I get paid to write jokes for a living, but in the interest of keeping my job and avoiding the fires of hell, I’m not going to touch that with a ten-foot pole. Besides, the movie seems like a friggen downer, so I’ll just stick to miscarriage-free films like Little Fockers. Ha! “Double dose of Focker.” That’s hysterical! (First Showing)

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Review: Little Fockers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-little-fockers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-little-fockers/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:02:00 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12998 I actually liked Meet the Parents and The Fockers. By Little Fockers, it’s even worn off on my forgiving nature. Little Fockers is a clear example of a trilogy running out of steam and repeating itself in part three.

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I actually liked Meet the Parents and The Fockers. By Little Fockers, it’s even worn off on my forgiving nature. Little Fockers is a clear example of a trilogy running out of steam and repeating itself in part three. At least it’s not an example of the superior second part. That would make Meet the Fockers this trilogy’s Empire Strikes Back.

Greg and Pam Focker (Ben Stiller and Teri Polo) are planning their twins’ fifth birthday party. That’s all the excuse you need for the in-laws to visit, but they go through a list of tasks Greg has to accomplish in his busy suburban life. Drug rep Andi Garcia (Jessica Alba) hires Greg to be the spokesperson for the erectile dysfunction drug Sustengo (get it?) and he needs the money to pay for the kids’ fancy school, Early Human School.

The kooky in-laws are all introduced with annoying schtick. Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro) defibrillates himself during a heart attack. Roz Focker (Barbra Streisand) has her own TV show where she talks about musical condoms. Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) is off in Spain mastering flamenco dancing. Roz actually calls Bernie’s late life crisis “MANopause,” and Greg repeats it in case it’s funnier the second time.

The whole movie is a lot of setup for a dumb payoff. An extended dinner table scene goes through an explanation of the Byrnes family tree, Greg cooking turkey, his son Henry’s obsession with lizards, and Greg’s lame attempt at turkey carving, all to pay off with Greg cutting his finger and spraying blood on Jack. A drawn out argument with a construction crew in the backyard leads to Greg trying to move a truck on is own and accidentally dumping a load of sand onto Jack. The crew leader is played by Harvey Keitel, but it’s not the long-awaited Mean Streets reunion you were waiting for.

Pam gets the flu on the day she has to meet the principal of the Early Human School. She actually says, “Honey, what am I going to do?” That’s a sitcom plot beneath “Everybody Loves Raymond.” It’s all so Jack and Greg can go meet Prudence (Laura Dern) together and get mistaken as a couple. At least Prudence sees through homophobia humor. The tables are turned on Jack when he has a five hour erection and Greg has to give him a shot in the dick. It’s come to this, DeNiro as the bitch in a Something About Mary scene.

The film climaxes in a blatant fistfight between Jack and Greg, which may be the confrontation Fockerphiles have been waiting for. The film misses the best opportunity for a payoff when Greg speaks for Sustengo. We hear that he referenced Jack’s lie detector test and his “I’m watching you” schtick. We should see that. That would pay off the entire series. Instead they save it for a gag in the end credits. Make the movie funny before you work on the credits. Plus, there’s a YouTube remix joke that still would have played in the credits if they’d put the actual speech in the movie.

Greg acts more pathetic around his kids than he does around other grown-ups. By the time Jack actually suggests Pam leave Greg for Kevin (Owen Wilson), it’s not cute anymore. Maybe when they were only engaged he was being overprotective, but now he’s talking about breaking up a family. At least this Fockers is only around 95 minutes so there’s less of it.

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Teri Polo http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/teri-polo/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/teri-polo/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:58:56 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=12835 A former ballet dancer, model, and ‘West Wing’ regular, Teri Polo is best recognized today as Pam Focker from Little Fockers, part three of the film series that just keeps coming.

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A former ballet dancer, model, and “West Wing” regular, Teri Polo is best recognized today as Pam Focker from Little Fockers, part three in the film series that just keeps coming. She also did a cover and inside spread for Playboy back in 2005. The tagline? “One Hot Focker.” Oh wow. I see what you did there, Playboy.

A word from Teri: “For 18 and a ½ years I’ve been cast as the girl next door. I’m a full-blooded, sexual American woman and I’ve always seen myself as being pretty darn hot.”

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Little Fockers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/little-fockers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/little-fockers/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 01:39:04 +0000 Reza F. Director: Paul Weitz Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Jessica Alba, Teri Polo, Harvey Keitel, Barbra Streisand Synopsis: The Focker and the Byrnes families brace themselves for the...

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Director: Paul Weitz

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Jessica Alba, Teri Polo, Harvey Keitel, Barbra Streisand

Synopsis: The Focker and the Byrnes families brace themselves for the arrival of a baby.

Release Date: December 22, 2010

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‘Little Fockers’ Trailer — Hoffman Remix http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/little-fockers-trailer-now-with-dustin-hoffman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/little-fockers-trailer-now-with-dustin-hoffman/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:57:31 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=7611 The filmmakers behind Little Fockers decided to stop focking around with Dustin Hoffman's money. Thus, we have this new Little Fockers trailer - Dustin Hoffman Edition.

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The filmmakers behind Little Fockers decided to stop focking around with Dustin Hoffman’s money. Thus, we have this new Little Fockers trailer – Dustin Hoffman Edition.

Not that much has changed since we watched the last trailer through our face-palms. Ben Stiller still sprays blood all over Thanksgiving dinner, and Bobby D. still takes a hypodermic needle to his sopressata. What’s new this time is Owen Wilson Spock-pinching a toddler, and Dustin Hoffman showing up for his paycheck. Between the penis humor and getting covered in Dustin Hoffman kisses, I don’t know what De Niro is thinking. Doesn’t he realize that Martin Scorsese might see this?

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‘Little Fockers’ One-Sheets Turn Back Hands Of Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/little-fockers-one-sheets-turn-back-hands-of-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/little-fockers-one-sheets-turn-back-hands-of-time/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Daaaaamn, De Niro. You look gooooooood. In these new Little Fockers character one-sheets, all signs of aging have been Photoshopped away from the stars' faces. Notice how Robert De Niro doesn't have any lines on his forehead. Even newborns have those. The guy is 67-years-old. Leave some lines on there so he doesn't look like a cyborg! I'm surprised they didn't airbrush his mole off while they were at it. It's a huge deterrent for audiences. Why would anyone want to see a movie full of actors with imperfections? I'll stay home and watch "Gossip Girl," thank you very much. Check out Ben Stiller's creepy, wrinkle-free skin after the jump...

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Daaaaamn, De Niro. You look gooooooood. In these new Little Fockers character one-sheets, all signs of aging have been Photoshopped away from the stars’ faces. Notice how Robert De Niro doesn’t have any lines on his forehead. Even newborns have those. The guy is 67-years-old. Leave some lines on there so he doesn’t look like a cyborg! I’m surprised they didn’t airbrush his mole off while they were at it. It’s a huge deterrent for audiences. Why would anyone want to see a movie full of actors with imperfections? I’ll stay home and watch "Gossip Girl," thank you very much.

Check out Ben Stiller’s creepy, wrinkle-free skin after the jump…

 

(Variety)

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‘Little Fockers’ Needs Dustin Hoffman to Save It http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/little-fockers-needs-dustin-hoffman-to-save-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/little-fockers-needs-dustin-hoffman-to-save-it/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Little Fockers is in trouble, and Universal Studios is deperately looking for a solution. Earlier in the week, Deadline reported that execs think a week of pickups with the principal cast in September is required to bring the movie closer to a viewable state. They were even at one point considering replacing director Paul Weitz with producer-writer John Hamburg, but that tactic got "rejected after Hamburg visited the set one weekend." He obviously wasn't pleased with the BBQ chicken quesadillas craft services slaved over. Now Universal believes the answer to their problems comes in the form of a short, Jewish, 73 year-old man named Dustin Hoffman. Vulture reports that the studio is "looking into whether Hoffman might consider a last-minute reprise of his role as Bernie Focker in an effort to funny-up the comedy." Yeah, let's shoe horn in the arrival of Ben Stiller's character's neurotic Jewish father and all will be well. If Dustin doesn't cut it, then we'll fly in Barbra Streisand. If she doesn't work out, we'll add a ton more foreskin jokes, say our prayers, and let the chips fall where they may. Somewhere, some Universal exec has a thousand-yard stare and is tracing the trigger of a revolver with his index finger.

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Little Fockers is in trouble, and Universal Studios is deperately looking for a solution. Earlier in the week, Deadline reported that execs think a week of pickups with the principal cast in September is required to bring the movie closer to a viewable state. They were even at one point considering replacing director Paul Weitz with producer-writer John Hamburg, but that tactic got "rejected after Hamburg visited the set one weekend." He obviously wasn’t pleased with the BBQ chicken quesadillas craft services slaved over.

Now Universal believes the answer to their problems comes in the form of a short, Jewish, 73 year-old man named Dustin Hoffman. Vulture reports that the studio is "looking into whether Hoffman might consider a last-minute reprise of his role as Bernie Focker in an effort to funny-up the comedy." Yeah, let’s shoe horn in the arrival of Ben Stiller’s character’s neurotic Jewish father and all will be well. If Dustin doesn’t cut it, then we’ll fly in Barbra Streisand. If she doesn’t work out, we’ll add a ton more foreskin jokes, say our prayers, and let the chips fall where they may. Somewhere, some Universal exec has a thousand-yard stare and is tracing the trigger of a revolver with his index finger.

 

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‘Little Fockers’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/little-fockers-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/little-fockers-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I chose the most suggestive picture I could snap for Universal's Little Fockers trailer, and it doesn't even get across the actual horror that unfolds in the scene. The Paul Weitz-directed threequel to the Meet the Parents blockbuster stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Barbra Streisand, and Dustin Hoffman. You can practically smell the money wafting off the screen. There's even a turkey carving joke involving someone's thumb. I won't tell you who, but he plays the neurotic klutz in all of these films. And most of the other films he does. Little Fockers starts raking it in at the holiday box office December 22, 2010.

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I chose the most suggestive picture I could snap for Universal’s Little Fockers trailer, and it doesn’t even get across the actual horror that unfolds in the scene. The Paul Weitz-directed threequel to the Meet the Parents blockbuster stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Barbra Streisand, and Dustin Hoffman. You can practically smell the money wafting off the screen. There’s even a turkey carving joke involving someone’s thumb. I won’t tell you who, but he plays the neurotic klutz in all of these films. And most of the other films he does.

Little Fockers starts raking it in at the holiday box office December 22, 2010.

Check out the trailer and full synopsis below. 


Little Fockers Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers

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It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

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