Screen Junkies » Lone Ranger http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:59:08 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Columbia Pictures Hires ‘Lone Ranger’ Writer To Ooze Out A He-Man Script http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/columbia-pictures-hires-lone-ranger-writer-to-ooze-out-a-he-man-script/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/columbia-pictures-hires-lone-ranger-writer-to-ooze-out-a-he-man-script/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:11:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257466 I would think that He-Man would be the type of film that doesn't really require a script.

The post Columbia Pictures Hires ‘Lone Ranger’ Writer To Ooze Out A He-Man Script appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
After seeing how The Lone Ranger elevated the medium of film in a fashion not seen since the days of Sergio Eisenstein, Columbia pictures was all, “Let’s get the guy who wrote this to do our He-Man movie…COOL!!!!!!!111!!!!”

With that unbridled outburst that I just imagined, the studio has hired Terry Rossio to pen a script. However, the entire development exercise seems like a fool’s errand, as there’s already a perfectly awesome He-Man movie that everyone can agree on. And it’s a hell of a lot shorter than The Lone Ranger.

The post Columbia Pictures Hires ‘Lone Ranger’ Writer To Ooze Out A He-Man Script appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/columbia-pictures-hires-lone-ranger-writer-to-ooze-out-a-he-man-script/feed/ 0
7 Movie Sidekicks Who Outshine The Hero http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-sidekicks-who-outshine-the-hero/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-sidekicks-who-outshine-the-hero/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:47:00 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255552 We could have pretty much filled this list with Jason Lee characters. But we didn't.

The post 7 Movie Sidekicks Who Outshine The Hero appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Disney’s forthcoming vehicle for Johnny Depp in makeup has us pondering the hero/sidekick dynamic. In The Lone Ranger the relationship is blatantly juxtaposed by virtue of Depp’s incumbency. However, there have been many Sancho Panzas who have outshined their Don Quixotes. Just because you’re the #2 guy doesn’t mean you can’t steal the show.

(Please note that we are aware that Robin from Batman is not on the list. That is because Robin is terrible. Thanks for reading.)

7. Donkey

Without Eddie Murphy’s brazen and good-natured Donkey, Shrek would just be about a whiney Scottish ogre. However, Donkey steps up to become the archetypal sidekick due to both his sense of humor and general self deprecation. He should be the Eeyore to Shrek’s Pooh, but Mr. Murphy reminds us all that he’s been making fart jokes since Mr. Myers was playing with G.I. Joes in the bath tub.

6. Kid from Jerry Maguire (a.k.a., “Ray”)

Speaking of self deprecating sidekicks, Renee Zellweger is the official romantic and professional sidekick to Jerry Maguire, but the show was stolen by her sidekick, her adorable son Ray. The kid also served as the sidekick to the audience by inspiring empathy for the otherwise pitiful (if not intolerable) Zellweger character. Zellweger may be a wonderful actress in outstanding films who doesn’t need a sidekick, but there is no way that I’ll ever know.

5. McLovin

The male hopeless romantic sidekick of our generation is McLovin. Michael Cera and Jonah Hill are without question the heroes of the adolescent quest for sex and alcohol. McLovin’s perpetual smile and roll-with-the-punches attitude (and actual ability to take a punch) are endearing to not only the audience but also the cops who are so impressed with him that he gets a ride along for the night. Does the McLovin character exist to make us feel more comfortable identifying with the mainstream nerds so that we don’t have to be the biggest nerd? Probably, but it worked, so he makes the cut.

4. Nick Twisp’s alter ego

Along with the theme of overcoming adolescent, unrequited love in Michael Cera films, Nick Twisp, protagonist of Youth in Revolt, could not be a hero in his quest to earn the affections of a love interest without his French alter ego sidekick. General mayhem and an awesome mustache steal the show for French Twisp and seal the deal with Sheeni. We’d all be so lucky as to have a benevolent sidekick. We appreciate Arrested Development reviving the Cera-stash for a bit in season 4, but it hit a little too close to the parallel pedophile theme. Are you uncomfortable reading this yet? You shouldn’t be… unless you’re a pedophile… or have one of those mustaches.

3. Tyler Durden

Speaking of things that you are doing right now at work that could get you fired, if you click on enough red flag words, not all alter ego sidekicks are so benevolent. Edward Norton had to assassinate his own, along with part of his face, but presumably all’s well that ends well. And, he even helped Raymond Kayhessle become a veterinarian. If more sidekicks spliced frames of penises into movies and pissed in soup, then the world would be a better place. Dine-in theaters might not be so popular though.

2. The Boil

Not all alter egos who serve as sidekicks expose the hero to the dark side from which the hero emerges with a new foundation in values. The boil from How to Get Ahead in Advertising serves quite the opposite purpose. By introducing the protagonist to righteous living, the boil solidifies Begley’s commitment to deceptive, materialistic living… and he is one happy mofo in the end. I wish the effects of the sidekick boil were available in pill form and covered by universal healthcare.

1. Walter Sobchak

As heroic quests go, Walter Sobchak is essential to accomplishing the goal set forth in The Big Lebowski… which I think had something to do with a rug? (If Lebowski was on, then watching the movie was not my goal) Having seen the first half of the movie about 400 times, and the second half about 2, I think that Walter’s leadership helped accomplish the goal, but again I can’t be certain. If Walter were not a sidekick on a misadventure, he might make a good corporate middle manager because of his relentless assertiveness in the absence of knowing what the hell is going on. We’re anxiously awaiting the A&E spin-off, Walter Sobchak: Doomsday Prepper.

It’s also fun to realize Walter as a sidekick because he’s the type of person who would punch you in the teeth with a pistol if he heard you call him a sidekick. Five thumbs up.

Honorable Mention:
Silent Bob
Penny Lane from Almost Famous
Grandpa Joe from Willy Wanka and the Chocolate Factory
Chris Tucker in Rush Hour(s)

The post 7 Movie Sidekicks Who Outshine The Hero appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-sidekicks-who-outshine-the-hero/feed/ 0
The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) Was Busted For Weed, Man http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-lone-ranger-armie-hammer-was-busted-for-weed-man/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-lone-ranger-armie-hammer-was-busted-for-weed-man/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:28:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243778 His parents are gonna be pisssssssssssed!

The post The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) Was Busted For Weed, Man appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Armie Hammer, the actor clean cut enough to play not one, but two Winklevosseseses and the Lone Ranger in Disney‘s upcoming adaptation is living a double life! Behind that clean-cut facade and tight body (what?), Mr. Hammer enjoys taking the pot in edible form. Two cookies and a brownie, to be precise.

To be fair, Armie was in possession of seemingly the smallest amount of pot (.02 ounces) that can still constitute “having some pot on you.” After consulting with uh, a friend, it would seem that .02 ounces is, like, barely a bowl. So the question isn’t “why did Armie Hammer have pot on him?” but rather, “Why did Armie Hammer have so little pot on him?”

Another question to ask yourself is why was he carrying it in Sierra Blanca, Texas, the town where Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg were also busted for weed. Further, what was Armie doing hanging out in a Texas border town frequented by the likes of Willie and Snoop? Get back to Nantucket, Armie. Stat!

(via TMZ, duh.)

The post The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) Was Busted For Weed, Man appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-lone-ranger-armie-hammer-was-busted-for-weed-man/feed/ 0
Gore Verbinski Might Direct ‘The Lone Ranger’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gore-verbinski-might-direct-the-lone-ranger/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gore-verbinski-might-direct-the-lone-ranger/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Gore Verbinski has his sights on Tim Burton's Guinness World Record. The director has teamed with Johnny Depp on three Pirates Of The Caribbean films as well as the animated Rango. Now, there are rumors that they'll work together again with Verbinski helming Depp's upcoming The Lone Ranger. Nothing official has been announced, but it's believed this news leaked in advance of Disney's big press event later this week. If true, this is sure to upset the execs over at the Mouse House. They rented all those chairs and everything. Just great. (Deadline)

The post Gore Verbinski Might Direct ‘The Lone Ranger’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Gore Verbinski has his sights on Tim Burton’s Guinness World Record. The director has teamed with Johnny Depp on three Pirates Of The Caribbean films as well as the animated Rango. Now, there are rumors that they’ll work together again with Verbinski helming Depp’s upcoming The Lone Ranger.

Nothing official has been announced, but it’s believed this news leaked in advance of Disney’s big press event later this week. If true, this is sure to upset the execs over at the Mouse House. They rented all those chairs and everything. Just great. (Deadline)

 

The post Gore Verbinski Might Direct ‘The Lone Ranger’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gore-verbinski-might-direct-the-lone-ranger/feed/ 0