Screen Junkies » Peter Farrelly 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 7 Greatest Comedic Ensemble Casts Of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-greatest-comedic-ensemble-casts-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-greatest-comedic-ensemble-casts-of-all-time/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:44:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252936 In honor of 'Movie 43'.

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On January 25th, Peter Farrelly will loan his raunchy comedic weight to Movie 43, a film that collects a ton of unlikely stars. The interconnected short films borrow a page from the classic ensemble comedies of the 70′s and 80′s to weave together stories about Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts as parents trying to socialize their home-schooled song, Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville as two guys who just caught a leprechaun, and Kristen Bell dressed as Supergirl.

Though it shares DNA with such well-loved films, that’s where the DNA jokes end. I’ll leave that to Peter Farrelly.

Best In Show

Christopher Guest toed the comedy team waters with Waiting For Guffman but it wasn’t until 2000′s Best In Show that his formula paid off. Longstanding Guest stars Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Parker Poser, Catherine O’Hara, Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch and John Michael Higgins (amongst others) improvised their roles hopeful owners competing in a national dog show.

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Starring Spencer Tracy and a murderer’s row of 1960′s comedians share the focus in It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The dying words of a thief cast a variety of strangers off on a cross state hunt for $350,000. It’s considered a classic chase film even though it doesn’t star Paul Walker or Vin Diesel.

Anchorman

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay had a crazy idea and Dreamworks let them take a chance on it. The result was not successful by box office standards, but Anchorman has exploded in the years since it’s release. It’s now one of the most quoted films in history and help launch the careers of Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. We wouldn’t have Dinner For Schmucks without this film. I mean that in a nice way.

Spaceballs

Mel Brooks’s take on sci-fi through the lens of Star Wars remains one of his greatest spoofs. It’s also the only list where a grown man dresses like a Jewish Yoda.

The Cannonball Run

A scavenger hunt film in the style of It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Cannonball Run gathered the stars of the day and some of Burt Reynolds‘s buddies. To name a few, Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sammy Davis Jr., Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, and Adrienne Barbeau star as competiters in an illegal cross country race. When you think about it, Burt Reynolds really was the Adam Sandler of his day.

Caddyshack

Bill Murray and his crazy brothers put together a script based on their adolescence spent at golf courses and the rest is history. Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and Chevy Chase all in the same film. Not only that, but allowed to do whatever the Hell they wanted to in the same film. And people quote it all the time! So it’s got that going for it.

Airplane!

The Zucker Brothers and Jim Abrahams parlayed the buzz of The Kentucky Fried Movie into the making of Airplane! Based on the action drama films of the 70′s, the filmmakers decided to cast the stone serious actors of that genre. Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, and Robert Stack launched successful second careers as comedic actors.

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‘Three Stooges’ Looking Less Likely To Strike Oscars Gold http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/three-stooges-looking-less-likely-to-strike-oscars-gold/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/three-stooges-looking-less-likely-to-strike-oscars-gold/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:37:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29316 While they haven't found the right knuckleheads for their Three Stooges film, the Farrelly Brothers have mentioned a few of the folks who have been approached. They've got some tough choices ahead of them.

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While they haven’t found the right knuckleheads for their Three Stooges film, the Farrell Brothers have mentioned a few of the folks who have been approached. Some are really interesting choices while the others are doo-doo.

Looks like they’ve moved away from trying to win an Oscar and have focused exclusively on comedic actors. While making the rounds for Hall Pass, the Farrellys have revealed the current state of casting. In competition for the role of Moe are Hank Azaria and Johnny Knoxville, Will Sasso leads the charge for Curly, and Larry has been offered to Larry David, Woody Harrelson, and Justin Timberlake.

Hmmm… really interesting choices in there. If it were up to me, I’d say Azaria, Sasso, and Harrelson are all perfect. As much as I’d like to see Justin Timberlake poked in the eyes, he’s just not the right fit. (via The Playlist)

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Alyssa Milano Has Shiny New Cans In ‘Hall Pass’ Red Band Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-hall-pass-trailer-banded-red-for-naughty-language/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-hall-pass-trailer-banded-red-for-naughty-language/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:57:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=28186 Now featuring the film's actual jokes.

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It’s understandable if you’ve been underwhelmed by the last few films from Peter and Bobby Farrelly. We all feel it. That’s why high hopes are pinned on Hall Pass. When watching the trailer, I got the sense that the film’s jokes were just too raunchy for general audiences. This new red band trailer shows that I was right.

But just because they’re raunchy, doesn’t mean they’re funny. Also strange that Owen Wilson only has about four lines in this trailer with most of the attention going to Jason Sudeikis‘s take on a role that typically goes to Dan Fogler. I’ll have to wait until we see the film before officially calling the time of death on the Farrelly’s comedy skills but I’m prepping our 40 oz‘s for sip-pouring all the same. (IGN)

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Hall Pass http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hall-pass-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hall-pass-2/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:22:01 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8495 Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Cast: Owen Willson, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Jason Sudeikis Synopsis: A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his...

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Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Owen Willson, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Jason Sudeikis

Synopsis: A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife. Joined in the fun by his best pal, things get a little out of control when both wives start engaging in extramarital activities as well.

Release Date: February 25, 2011

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America’s Favorite Funnyman Benicio Del Toro Playing Stooge Moe? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/americas-favorite-funnyman-benicio-del-toro-playing-3-stooges-moe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/americas-favorite-funnyman-benicio-del-toro-playing-3-stooges-moe/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:31:34 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=20992 Benicio Del Toro has been making audiences laugh in movies like Traffic and 21 Grams for a long time now. And it looks like the beloved joker may have found his next crack-'em-up role in Moe of The Three Stooges.

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Benicio Del Toro has been making audiences laugh in movies like Traffic and 21 Grams for a long time now. And it looks like the beloved joker may have found his next crack-’em-up role in Moe of The Three Stooges. Peter Farrelly, he of the Famous Farrell Brothers, recently told The Providence Journal “Benicio [Del Toro] is the front runner for Moe, but we’ve not made a deal with him yet.” Lock him down, Peter, before he gets cast as Jerry Lewis! That wasn’t the only thing Farrelly had to say about this long-gestating project:

“It’s all new material. It’s not a biopic. We want to give a matinee feel to it. But none of the studios had any interest in it at the beginning. There was a lot to prove. We even had to show that in the script, despite all the hitting the Stooges were known for, it could be a PG movie.”

You know, that quote could also be about the band The Stooges and you wouldn’t have to change anything.  Set your Twitter hashtags to #DelToroforIggyPop. (The Playlist)

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Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg Have Not Landed ‘Stooges’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/johnny-knoxville-and-andy-samberg-have-not-landed-stooges/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/johnny-knoxville-and-andy-samberg-have-not-landed-stooges/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:11:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14858 Last week it was announced that Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg, and some Australian guy were likely to play the lead nitwits in The Three Stooges. Today, it's being not announced. Um.

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Last week it was announced that Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg, and some Australian guy were likely to play the lead nitwits in The Three Stooges. Today, it’s being not announced. Um.

Peter Farrelly dispelled the report to Entertainment Weekly. “You don’t want people to think ‘they already cast that thing,’ because we haven’t. It’s wide open to everybody. Right now, there is no leader in the clubhouse.”

Which doesn’t mean those guys aren’t in the running, they’re just a few of the names up for the film. Farrelly also told EW that he and his brother are looking for actors who can do exact impressions of the original Stooges (Mel Gibson Comeback Tour 2011?). The director also noted that things were ready to go with an A-list cast until Sean Penn grew preoccupied with relief efforts in Haiti. Which means an earthquake prevented Hollywood from making a gross-out version of The Three Stooges. What was the over-under on that, NASA?

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Hugh Jackman Works Blue with Balls in Peter Farrelly’s Upcoming Short http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-works-blue-with-balls-in-peter-farrellys-upcoming-short/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-works-blue-with-balls-in-peter-farrellys-upcoming-short/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Sometimes I feel like Hugh Jackman extracts his life-force from gay jokes. Between all the song and dance and now this casting announcement, it has to be the only explanation.In Peter Farrelly's upcoming anthology film, titled Untitled Comedy, Jackman will play a bachelor on a date with Kate Winslet. Kate has a hard time concentrating during the social call as Jackman's character has testicles attached to his chin. Nice work, guys. 1999 is laughing its ass off. The short segment, known as The Catch, is just one of several sketches that populate the film.Now that Jackman and "balls on chin" are forever wed in Google bliss, it's a good thing he didn't star in Brokeback Mountain. The combined might of those gay jokes could cause him to go supernova and destroy us all. FLAME ON! (Digital Spy)

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Sometimes I feel like Hugh Jackman extracts his life-force from gay jokes. Between all the song and dance and now this casting announcement, it has to be the only explanation.

In Peter Farrelly‘s upcoming anthology film, titled Untitled Comedy, Jackman will play a bachelor on a date with Kate Winslet. Kate has a hard time concentrating during the social call as Jackman’s character has testicles attached to his chin. Nice work, guys. 1999 is laughing its ass off. The short segment, known as The Catch, is just one of several sketches that populate the film.

Now that Jackman and "balls on chin" are forever wed in Google bliss, it’s a good thing he didn’t star in Brokeback Mountain. The combined might of those gay jokes could cause him to go supernova and destroy us all. FLAME ON! (Digital Spy)

 

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Brett Ratner Invited to Work on Comedy Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brett-ratner-invited-to-work-on-comedy-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brett-ratner-invited-to-work-on-comedy-film/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Relativity Media has announced an upcoming project, currently titled Untitled Comedy, that is comprised of several short sketches directed by a wide array of directors. Those who have already completed their contributions for the expanding project are Peter Farrelly, Bob Odenkirk, Elizabeth Banks, Griffin Dunne, and well-known funnyman Brett Ratner, as well as additional directors who will be announced shortly.The project has also announced some big talent. Gerard Butler, Seann William Scott, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Liev Schreiber, Chloe Moretz, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Patrick Warburton, Kieran Culkin, Johnny Knoxville are all on board so far. There are no details what the shorts are about but we do know they will be linked in some way. Producer Charles Wessler described the film:“We all sat down and came up with what we think is a hilarious through-line for the movie. Given the amount of pot I had smoked, at least I think it is hilarious.” Ah, a producer too stoned out of his gourd to clearly delineate what is and isn't hilarious. That explains the hiring of Brett Ratner. (CinemaBlend)

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Relativity Media has announced an upcoming project, currently titled Untitled Comedy, that is comprised of several short sketches directed by a wide array of directors. Those who have already completed their contributions for the expanding project are Peter Farrelly, Bob Odenkirk, Elizabeth Banks, Griffin Dunne, and well-known funnyman Brett Ratner, as well as additional directors who will be announced shortly.

The project has also announced some big talent. Gerard Butler, Seann William Scott, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Liev Schreiber, Chloe Moretz, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Patrick Warburton, Kieran Culkin, Johnny Knoxville are all on board so far. There are no details what the shorts are about but we do know they will be linked in some way. Producer Charles Wessler described the film:

“We all sat down and came up with what we think is a hilarious through-line for the movie. Given the amount of pot I had smoked, at least I think it is hilarious.”

Ah, a producer too stoned out of his gourd to clearly delineate what is and isn’t hilarious. That explains the hiring of Brett Ratner. (CinemaBlend)

 

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