Screen Junkies » Rainn Wilson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Dwight Schrute ‘Office’ Spinoff Hasn’t Cast His Little Brother: FALSE! http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-dwight-schrute-office-spinoff-hasnt-cast-his-little-brother-false/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-dwight-schrute-office-spinoff-hasnt-cast-his-little-brother-false/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:08:20 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250559 Perhaps this isn't clear. They cast his brother.

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Demonstrating that NBC knows exactly what they’re doing, and yes, they remember Joey, thank you very much, the peacock’d network is moving forward with the Dwight Schrute spinoff The Farm.

And to prove it, they’ve cast Dwight’s little non-Mose brother with actor Thomas Middleditch who seems to be very avant garde with his comedy, despite the fact that his most notable role to date is his recent unremarkable turn in The Campaign.

Middleditch will be playing the role of Jeb, a lazy pot grower. In order to ease everyone into the slightly different world of The Farm, Middleditch will be appearing in the series finale of The Office. Because circle of life.

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LA Kings Gave Rainn Wilson Tickets… In Jell-O http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/la-kings-gave-rainn-wilson-tickets-in-jell-o/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/la-kings-gave-rainn-wilson-tickets-in-jell-o/#comments Thu, 24 May 2012 22:19:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248901 Free tickets and a delicious snack. Thoughtful!

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Those pranksters. As if it weren’t hard enough to get people to come to Kings games.

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Having Forgotten About ‘Joey’, NBC Considers A Dwight Spin-off From ‘The Office’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/having-forgotten-about-joey-nbc-considers-a-dwight-spin-off-from-the-office/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/having-forgotten-about-joey-nbc-considers-a-dwight-spin-off-from-the-office/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:06:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243730 I like this idea. I might not watch it, but I like it.

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Upon first reading, this news may cause an involuntary eye roll, but NBC spinning off Rainn Wilson‘s Dwight Schrute into his own show may not be such a bad thing. The Office has gotten pretty stale since Jim and Pam popped out their kid a couple years ago. The show hasn’t yet been picked up for a ninth season, and if this spin-off keeps that from happening (unlikely), then it might just be worth it.

The good news about a Dwight Schrute spin-off is that a) it has a built in fan base, even if that base is dwindling, and b) with a much smaller budget, the show can be more irreverent and fun, not having to carry such bland mass appeal.

THR reports the show would naturally dive deeper into Dwight’s character and pursuits, including his family, his farm, and his bed and breakfast. If this show isn’t all beets all the time, then it’s headed in the wrong direction.

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9 Most Bad Ass Moments Of Dwight K. Schrute From ‘The Office’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-most-bad-ass-moments-of-dwight-k-schrute-from-the-office/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-most-bad-ass-moments-of-dwight-k-schrute-from-the-office/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 01:39:43 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211888 As a tribute to his efforts and ultimate success, we give to you the nine most bad ass moments of Dwight K. Schrute.

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Tonight, after seven painful years, Dwight K. Schrute will finally realize his dream of becoming the acting manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. And with the departure of Will Ferrell‘s character (Deangelo Vickers) from “The Office,” who better to lead than Dwight? Season after season, Schrute has proven himself as the alpha male, using his superior intellect and cunning to best his foes. As a tribute to his efforts and ultimate success, we present to you the nine most bad ass moments of Dwight K. Schrute.

The Great Escape (S.1 : Ep.4)

Early on in the series, Dwight proved himself a master of cloak and dagger. While attempting to glean information by hiding in a cardboard box, Schrute was double-crossed and left for dead. But using his survival instincts and his handy pocket knife, Dwight managed to free himself.

Junk Yard Brawl (S.6 : Ep.20)

Nobody talks shit to Dwight K. Schrute, not even his boss and mentor Michael Scott. So when Michael gets cocky while the two are searching through a garbage dump for missing leads, Dwight isn’t afraid to throw down. It’s almost like Anaki fighting Obi Wan.

The Anti-Flashing Task Force (S.3 : Ep.22)

When a pervert flashes Phylis in the parking lot, it doesn’t take Dwight long to set up a task force. Don’t worry, this won’t interfere with his other task forces, as it’s been given priority.

Parkour (S.6 : Ep.1)

Being the bad ass that he is, it was only a matter of time before Dwight took up Parkour. Frankly, I’m surprised it took as long as it did.

Who did this to you? (S.3 : Ep.11)

This isn’t “bad ass” in the traditional sense. But the speed with which Dwight comes to Pam’s aid upon thinking she had been attacked really speaks volumes. And his ability to defuse the situation is bad ass in its own way.

Master of Disguise (S.7 : Ep.11)

What’s more bad ass than going undercover and assuming someone’s identity? Doing so in order to pelt your enemy with snowballs.

Update: We Failed (S.5 : Ep.6)



As was pointed out in the comments, this is Creed, not Dwight. Sorry for being an idiot.

Dwight Pepper Sprays Roy (S.3 : Ep.19)

Dwight and Jim might not always get along. In fact, Dwight pretty much hates Jim. But that doesn’t stop him from coming to Jim’s aid when he is attacked by Pam’s meat-head boyfriend, Roy. For Dwight, law and order trump petty personal differences.

The Element of Surprise (S.6 : Ep.10)

There’s only one man who can take down Dwight K. Schrute. And that man is Dwight K. Schrute. So when Dwight goes head to head with himself, the result is an all-out orgy of destruction. Luckily for Dwight, he has the element of surprise on his side.

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Will Ferrell Departs ‘The Office’, Dwight Steps Up As Acting Manager http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/will-ferrell-departs-the-office-dwight-steps-up-as-acting-manager/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/will-ferrell-departs-the-office-dwight-steps-up-as-acting-manager/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 16:53:04 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210209 Ferrell and Rainn Wilson offer up some spoilers.

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Will Ferrell joined “The Office” for Steve Carell’s final three episodes. Now it’s time for him to pack up and go too. The remaining episodes for this season will remove Deangelo Vickers (Ferrell) and make room for even more A-list guest stars.

“It becomes apparent that as bad a boss as Michael Scott seemed at times, my character is 10 times worse,” Ferrell said on Friday at a press conference for his upcoming film Everything Must Go. “He’s a terrible salesperson and he’s oddly conceited at times.”

There are certainly lots of fans who would have liked to see Rainn Wilson take the lead. Dwight fans will get a taste of what a Wilson-starring “The Office” might be like. “There’s an episode coming up very soon called ‘Dwight K. Schrute, Acting Manager,’” Wilson said at his press junket for the movie Hesher. “For one episode, Dwight gets to be manager and it’s very funny. He does have a pet piranha in his office.”

Wilson said he shot scenes with guest star James Spader, but was not involved with any of Jim Carrey’s scenes. He is meeting with the writers to discuss next season though. “Now we’ve just got to figure out what season eight’s all about,” Wilson said. “I’m actually going in later this week to meet with the writers and try to talk to them about it. It’s really mostly up to them but I’ll put in my two cents and see where they’re at and stuff like that.”

As Ferrell departs his month-long legacy at Dunder Mifflin, he’s happy to see what Carrey and Spader will do in his place. “I think it’s great,” Ferrell said. “I think it’s really a credit to Steve that everyone wants to be a part of this storytelling. I thought the episode last night [April 28] was so well done. That was the show at its best in terms of being funny, being poignant. I think he’s been nominated every year for an Emmy and hasn’t won it. If he doesn’t win this year, it’s kind of a travesty. But if I win, it would be less. I hope he wins. He really should. He’s so good.”

“The Office” airs Thursday nights on NBC.

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Review: Hesher http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-hesher/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-hesher/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 17:41:38 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209496 Puts bold concepts up on the screen and asks audiences to deal with them.

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I finally got to see the Sundance and South by Southwest festival film Hesher. It is dangerous, immoral and just plain wrong at parts, and that makes it fantasy. I don’t even think it’s wish fulfillment. It’s just putting bold concepts on screen and asking audiences to deal with them.

Watch The Trailer For 'Hesher' And Be As Confused As I Am

T.J. Forney (Devin Brochu) is a kid living with his depressed dad Paul (Rainn Wilson) and grandmother Madeline (Piper Laurie). One day he runs into Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) squatting in a model home, so Hesher comes to stay with the Forneys instead.

Hesher is immediately a volatile character. His entrance is totally silent and you know exactly who he is from his look, his walk and his attitude before he even says one line. He’s not the charming “real world” mentor. He’s the real real-world crashing into T.J.’s life.

The story is about forcing T.J. to deal with an adult world. Hesher won’t stop a bully from beating T.J. up, but he’ll vandalize the bully’s car and leave T.J. hanging at the crime scene. Hesher stands up for T.J.’s friend Nicole (Natalie Portman) when she rear ends a mean driver, but she’s actually in the wrong. I don’t think the film tries to give Hesher a moral code and that’s why it works. It’s just there for T.J. to deal with.

But it gets harder Paul drags T.J. along to a support group where he has to hear really serious mourners talk about their dead daughter. That’s way too intense for a kid, but that’s reality. The film never coddles T.J. Adults won’t help him. He’s in mortal danger with major fire and explosive stunts. Hesher encourages T.J. to spend more time with his grandma, in the most vulgar way possible.

The great part about the movie is that writer/director Spencer Susser never explains where Hesher came from. He’s just there to be part of the Forney’s life and be mysterious. They do explain what happened to T.J.’s mom/Paul’s wife but it’s effective as backstory flashbacks go.

Susser never glorifies Hesher either. He only documents him. That’s why it’s fun to see this totally destructive character. It’s not some smug statement about shaking up social rules. It’s just guys like Hesher exist and right or wrong, you’ve got to face them. Of course, to watch Gordon-Levitt give a Nicolas Cage-worthy performance is worth watching the movie on its own.

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James Gunn Talks ‘Super’, Beating Someone With A Pipe Wrench http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-gunn-talks-super-beating-someone-with-a-pipe-wrench/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-gunn-talks-super-beating-someone-with-a-pipe-wrench/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:04:35 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204950 Expect plenty of violence in Gunn's film.

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If people think Super is just a comedy about the guy from “The Office” putting on a suit and fighting crime, they should be warned. Writer/director James Gunn not only wrote Dawn of the Dead and wrote and directed Slither, but he hails from the Troma world, where he wrote Tromeo and Juliet and inspired Terror Firmer.

So as Frank D’Arbo, Rainn Wilson does put on a costume to become The Crimson Bolt, but he beats people violently with a pipe wrench. Comic book store clerk Libby (Ellen Page) joins him, but she’s even more bloodthirsty. So it’s a gorefest. Let’s call it “cautionary.”

Gunn went there in the movie, and he was willing to go there with me in an interview about Super. I tried to keep the spoilers minimal this time, so don’t worry too much about plot details.

Q: Most superhero movies seem to ask: Why don’t people try to stand up to crime? And their answer is because it’s really difficult, but the hero ultimately perseveres. Is your point of view that it’s actually irresponsible to do what Frank does?

James Gunn: I don’t know if I’m saying anything. I think this movie’s more about asking questions than giving anybody any answers but that’s definitely one way of looking at it.

Q: That was a question you asked.

JG: Yes, absolutely. I think the question of is Frank insane, is he sane, where’s the morality in this? We see Batman who puts on a cape and cowl and starts beating people up who he thinks are wrong and says that he’s right. We take it for granted that he’s doing the right thing. When we see that really played out, it’s like I don’t know, where do you draw those lines? The world isn’t really black and white like that. It’s pretty gray and where do you decide what’s right and what’s wrong and who gets to decide that and why?

Q: Then he gets Libby involved too.

JG: She pretty much gets herself involved though. That’s the thing. She ups Frank’s ante. She’s crazy as hell. As much as we think Frank has some issues, I think Frank does have some moral beliefs about what’s right and wrong. Libby I think really is in it truly for the violence so it’s kind of fun to see them playing together in their own little weird crazy minefield.

Q: With Crimson Bolt, is the costume irrelevant? Isn’t it just the crazy running around with a wrench that’s scary?

JG: Well, I think in our story in some ways, Super is only a superhero movie because the guy puts on a costume. Other than that, it’s really just the story about this guy and his journey. So yeah, in that way the costume is sort of irrelevant but I think it’s very relevant to Frank because I think that within that costume, he finds the freedom to act out in a way that he’s afraid to when people can see his face. He’s not a very free guy and when he puts on that costume, he’s able to be who he really is a little bit more.

Q: I meant the criminals just see a guy coming at them with a wrench.

JG: Yeah, I think in some ways they’re probably laughing at first when he has a superhero costume on. The costume was a hard thing to get right because we needed to find the right tone for the costume in the film so it was a lot of work actually.

Q: Were there other blueprints that didn’t make it?

JG: Yeah, there were. The costume designer, Mary Matthews, drew a whole bunch of different version of The Crimson Bolt’s costume and I kept being like, “No, no, no, no, no.” Then finally I drew it to show her what I wanted it to look like and that’s basically what the costume is.

Q: What was she getting wrong?

JG: I really wanted that Frankensteinian component of it. When you see his costume, it’s all those little patches and things being sewn together. We need to have the concept that this is some obsessive guy who’s sitting in a basement trying to sew this costume together with absolutely no abilities to sew whatsoever. So he makes it too tight in one spot, needs to open it up and put in another patch. Then it’s too big so he needs to slit it open and sew it back together again and he’s just done that obsessively all over the whole costume until it comes out like this weird scary Raggedy Ann fucked up thing.

Q: Did you work out your own fantasies about who you’d want to hit with a wrench?

JG: I think it’s more about working my own fantasy out but in a way that’s questioning myself. I think that’s really what that scene is about because on the one hand, I love seeing that guy get hit in the face. But on the other hand, I’m going oh my god, why do I like this? What’s wrong with me? That’s extremely violent. I think that’s what the whole thing is about. We’re kind of rooting on Frank as he’s perpetuating these acts of violence and at the same time questioning that we’re rooting him on. It’s something that we sort of naturally do.

Q: Was Libby also working out some sexual issues?

JG: I think Libby has some sexual issues. I talked a little bit with Ellen but I think it’s questionable about what her past has been like in terms of sexuality and how she’s viewed. She’s also an adrenaline junkie that needs to be doing something every two seconds. We never see her not doing something. I think sort of her relationship to sex deals with that as well. At the same time honestly, I also think Libby and Frank are kind of good together. In terms of a romantic team, I think they have real feelings for each other. Frank isn’t willing to look at that because he’s married and he doesn’t want to, so I think there’s a number of different things going on.

Q: I gave Frank credit that playing into Libby like that wouldn’t be the right thing to do, even with her consent.

JG: Part of me is like you know what? He should’ve just gone with it and forgotten about the rest of it and just lived this great life with this little crazy chick and had fun, because look what happened.

Q: Will the violence shock even your fans?

JG: I don’t think what’s shocking is the violence. I think there are many movies that are more violent than super. What’s shocking is where the violence is. I think what’s shocking is what happens in the movie more than the actual violence itself. We’ve become used to thinking we know what’s going to happen in a movie and people find it somewhat comforting that they know what’s going to happen next in a movie. In Super you really don’t know what’s going to happen next and we try to subvert your expectations at every point. I think we do do that. At the same time, I think Super which is one of the weird things, is Super is much more violent than Slither because the violence in Slither was so over the top that Super’s just a little bit more graphic and grounded so it’s actually a little bit harder to watch at times.

Super bolts into theaters today.

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Peep World http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/peep-world/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/peep-world/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:24:55 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24979 Director: Barry W. Blaustein Cast: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara Synopsis: On the day of their Father’s 70th birthday party, four siblings...

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Director: Barry W. Blaustein

Cast: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara

Synopsis: On the day of their Father’s 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling.

Release Date: March 25, 2011

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New ‘Hesher’ Poster Looks Weird http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-hesher-poster-looks-weird/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-hesher-poster-looks-weird/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:09:18 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201423 'Hesher' poster looks all dark and scary. Don't look at it alone!

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The upcoming indie drama/comedy/whatever starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, and Natalie Portman is screening at South by Southwest very soon, and we have a new poster to commemorate this momentous occasion. Oh, and it looks weird. “Weird” seems to fit this movie pretty well though, as the promotional materials and this plot synopsis can attest:

“The story centers on a grieving father and son (Wilson and newcomer Devin Brochu) who are helped on their journey by a young grocery clerk (Portman) who inadvertently becomes the object of the boy’s fantasies and the titular, mentoring/tormenting anarchist Hesher (Gordon-Levitt)”

Sounds good, but the movie’s been getting mixed reviews, with many viewers being thrown by the fact that rather than being a straight-up comedy, it’s “a twisted tale with dark comic elements.” “Twisted”? “Dark comic elements”? Cower in fear, middle America! (via The Playlist)

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SXSW Review: Super http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sxsw-review-super/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sxsw-review-super/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:44:47 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201415 It’s darkly comical and it has something to say.

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Super may sound like a copy of Kick-Ass. It’s not, but so what if it were? Why wouldn’t you want to see Rainn Wilson put on a costume and fight crime? It beats having two asteroid movies or two volcano movies. In fact, there are lots of people I’d love to see put on a costume and fight crime. Keep doing it as long as it’s awesome.

Kick-Ass was more about how hard it is to be a superhero. The question is actually the same in both movies: Why don’t people stand up and be a hero? Kick-Ass’s reason is: because you could get killed. Then the heroes persevere anyway. Super’s answer is: because it’s crazy and irresponsible to be a vigilante.

And Frank Darbo (Wilson) is crazy from the beginning. He gets the idea from a Christian network superhero show, and has a hentai hallucination anointing him. He admits he’s had visions before, so this is not exactly coming from a socially responsible place. His wife Sarah (Liv Tyler) isn’t just a bitch who leaves him. She’s critical, disinterested and a drug addict. In a flashback you see her say she thinks Frank can save her. (To be clear, that’s an example of how it’s NOT a healthy relationship.)

Also, a crazy dude in a costume hitting people with a wrench would freak out street hoodlums. It doesn’t matter if Frank calls himself The Red Bolt. He’s just dangerous. At a point, he even wails on people for cutting in line, so you see he can’t tell the degrees of crimes and treats them all just as extremely. It’s hilarious and visceral, but you get the point it’s not condoned.

Comic store clerk Libby (Ellen Page) is sincere in helping Frank find his comic book motivation, and excited when she realizes he’s done it for real. She gets so excitable that she’s willing to kill people for even lesser crimes than line cutting. Page makes this character totally real between her genuine admiration and profane excitement. Libby also makes a pass at Frank, so you understand that she needs to be seen sexually.

That’s how you make an edgy movie. You take the story in directions just a little bit outside the conventional narrative. It’s got the underdo fighting big crime, but it goes to the extremely violent, sexual and tragic places (a crying love scene, Frank’s sobbing prayer, ouch!)

The tone remains even. It’s never random that these shocking outbursts happen. It’s more like this is the inevitable outcome for these characters. Late in the movie, words start appearing on screen, ‘60s “Batman” style. That seemed a bit out of character for the film but not too distracting. It’s never irresponsible with the violence. I mean, this is Punisher: War Zone violent, but that’s what happens when unstable people get big ideas.

Super is going to be hard for people to take. It’s darkly comical and it has something to say, but every time it goes someplace weird, it’s going to lose one of the four quadrants. The audience that’s already primed for James Gunn’s work may be better prepared, but it’s still a combination that leaves you unsettled, in an effective way.

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Ellen Page Looks Inappropriately Good In Trailer For ‘Super’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ellen-page-looks-inappropriately-good-in-trailer-for-super/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ellen-page-looks-inappropriately-good-in-trailer-for-super/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:59:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=100840 You won't have to join NBC Comedy Night's secret fight club anymore, if you want to see Rainn Wilson beat someone over the head with a wrench.

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You won’t have to join NBC Comedy Night’s secret fight club anymore, if you want to see Rainn Wilson beat someone over the head with a wrench. And it’s all thanks to this trailer for James Gunn‘s vigilante comedy Super.

I always wondered how The Punisher would have reacted if his wife up and left him, rather than being viciously murdered. Would he still feel the urge to take back the streets? Probably not. And the world would have to go without one sweet-ass skull design. But, that’s exactly what happens in Super.

Rainn Wilson’s wife leaves him for Kevin Bacon‘s smooth-talking drug dealer and a war on crime is born. And, honestly, it’s about time that someone was brave enough to step forward and tell crime to shut up.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says ‘Hesher’ Trailer Is Not Legit, Sets Pool On Fire http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/joseph-gordon-levitt-says-hesher-trailer-is-not-legit-sets-pool-on-fire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/joseph-gordon-levitt-says-hesher-trailer-is-not-legit-sets-pool-on-fire/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 06:18:10 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29011 This crazy trailer, condemned by the filmmaker and stars, also shows us glimpses of Rainn Wilson ("The Office") and a frumpalicious Natalie Portman.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) is upset about the latest trailer for his new movie Hesher. Here’s what he wrote on the Twitter machine:

“I really love the way #Hesher turned out, and that hi-jacked ‘trailer’ totally misrepresents the movie.”

Uh, so the movie isn’t about a crazy burnout who runs a kid over with his van and sets stuff on fire? Cause I was suddenly getting interested. The movie also stars Rainn WilsonThe Office“) and a frumpalicious Natalie Portman, looking like Tiny Fey on”30 Rock” whenever they flash back to her early years.

You can see the unofficial trailer up top, which has been condemned by Levitt, Wilson, and the film’s director Spencer Susser. It was apparently made by a foreign marketers. Well, it may not be an official trailer, but it makes the movie look ridiculously kickass. So… stop whining and make it official?

Here’s the plot summary from the Hesher website, which I assume is official, but I guess now we don’t know:

Loud music. Pornography. Burning shit to the ground. These are a few of Hesher’s favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of TJ (Devin Brochu) and his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited.

Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more.

Hesher stays in theaters, uninvited, starting this April, and crashes SXSW in March. (/Film, Movieline)

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‘Peep World’ Has Some Really Funny People Ruining Dinner http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/peep-world-has-some-really-funny-people-ruining-dinner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/peep-world-has-some-really-funny-people-ruining-dinner/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:55:08 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=22960 A whole mess of comedians portray a dysfunctional family together to celebrate their dad's 70th birthday.

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This movie is so serious about its comedy that the producers got Lewis Black to do the narration for the trailer. Hip to the fact that they should probably get some funny actors as well, they set forth and returned with Rainn Wilson, Michael C. Hall (who actually is funny), Sarah Silverman, Judy Greer, Ben Schwartz, and a whole mess of others to portray a dysfunctional family together to celebrate their dad’s 70th birthday.

Up to this point, it sounds a bit like Arrested Development, which it totally fine, but the family starts to resent their younger brother who has aired the family’s dirty laundry, albeit in a fictional fashion. In short, it’s a movie about a family bickering. Which has been done to death, but not with this caliber of comedians. Would I want this cast in a movie about the atrocities of WWII? Probably not. Will I take them as bickering drunkards? Every day of the week. (Yahoo Movies!)

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Nathan Fillion Joins Rainn Wilson in ‘Super’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nathan-fillion-joins-rainn-wilson-in-super/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nathan-fillion-joins-rainn-wilson-in-super/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000   James Gunn is going to break the Internet if he keeps casting so many geek-friendly actors in his upcoming Super. The superhero dark comedy stars Rainn Wilson as a man who up and decides to be a superhero after his wife leaves him despite his lack of powers. LOTR's Liv Tyler is the wife who leaves his ass for Kevin Bacon's charming drug dealer. Now, Nathan Fillion (Dr. Horrible), Ellen Page (Inception), Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks), Michael Rooker (Mallrats), Andre Royo (The Wire), Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls), and Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) are all aboard the project. The nerdgasmic film is currently filming in Louisiana with no confirmed release date. Rest assured, whatever opening day is decided upon will be the day that me and the other cool kids go rob the nerd houses. Those Star Wars figures will be mine! (GeekWeek)

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James Gunn is going to break the Internet if he keeps casting so many geek-friendly actors in his upcoming Super. The superhero dark comedy stars Rainn Wilson as a man who up and decides to be a superhero after his wife leaves him despite his lack of powers. LOTR‘s Liv Tyler is the wife who leaves his ass for Kevin Bacon’s charming drug dealer. Now, Nathan Fillion (Dr. Horrible), Ellen Page (Inception), Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks), Michael Rooker (Mallrats), Andre Royo (The Wire), Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls), and Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) are all aboard the project.

The nerdgasmic film is currently filming in Louisiana with no confirmed release date. Rest assured, whatever opening day is decided upon will be the day that me and the other cool kids go rob the nerd houses. Those Star Wars figures will be mine! (GeekWeek)

 

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