Screen Junkies » richard linklater http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Now Richard Linklater Doesn’t Want To Make ‘Incredible Mr. Limpet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-richard-linklater-doesnt-want-to-make-incredible-mr-limpet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-richard-linklater-doesnt-want-to-make-incredible-mr-limpet/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:01:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263762 A serious blow to cinema.

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He’s a filmmaker known for taking risks but Richard Linklater has determined that remaking The Incredible Mr. Limpet is an experiment even he won’t attempt. The Boyhood director had been attached to the remake with Zach Galifianakis, and recently Jon Hamm, since 2011. However, now that Warner Bros. wants to get serious and and put their hands under the sweater, Linklater is having second thoughts. After all, he is headed to college soon for the higher education-based spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, the ’80s-set That’s What I’m Talking About. And, as we all know, college can change everything.

The film, based on the original which saw Don Knotts transform into a cartoon fish in order to thwart Nazi U-boats, is still a priority at the studio and they are actively searching for a new director. May we recommend Terrence Malick or the guy who did Space Jam? (THR)

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Jon Hamm To Terrorize Cartoon Fish http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jon-hamm-to-terrorize-cartoon-fish/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jon-hamm-to-terrorize-cartoon-fish/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:03:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262992 It's his career to do with what he wants.

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With Mad Men drawing to a close, Jon Hamm is focusing on his burgeoning film career. What drama is next for the Emmy-winning actor? Well, working with celebrated, critically-lauded director Richard Linklater on a project he’s developing about… a man turned into a cartoon fish.

Linklater’s remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet was thought to be dead but has violently flopped back to life on the curved floor that is the Hollywood row boat. Zach Galifianakis is still attached to star as a man magically turned into a cartoon fish with Hamm starring opposite him as the evil businessman destroying the ocean floor. This is great news for fans who love the layered and raw performances Hamm made his name with, but also always wanted to see him mime getting slapped in the face with a fish tail that will be added in post. (The Wrap)

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Richard Linklater To Live With The Murderer Who Inspired ‘Bernie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-to-live-with-the-murderer-who-inspired-bernie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-to-live-with-the-murderer-who-inspired-bernie/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 20:02:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261513 Dude, you're too old for roommates.

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A few years ago Richard Linklater made Bernie, based on the true story of Bernie Tiede, a polite mortician who murdered the old woman with whom he shared an unlikely friendship. The existence of the film has caused lawyers to reopen Tiede’s case and they’ve found enough evidence to free him from his life sentence. But without any old women around who are willing to take him in, Richard Linklater has agreed to fulfill that role.

Linklater testified on Tiede’s behalf this past Tuesday and offered him the apartment above his garage. Judges agreed to release him under Linklater’s care but with the condition that he doesn’t murder anyone else. If he does, they’ll make him go live with Mike White. (The Statesman)

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Jack Black Is The Angel Of Death In ‘Bernie’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jack-black-is-the-angel-of-death-in-bernie-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jack-black-is-the-angel-of-death-in-bernie-trailer/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:00:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=246583 Black goes back to his indie roots.

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After a few big budget efforts that didn’t pan out, Jack Black is going back to basics. In Bernie, he re-teams with School of Rock director Richard Linklater to tell the true story of a pleasant, clean-cut man who befriends and then murders an elderly Texas millionaire.

Shirley MacLaine plays the despised widow with whom Black’s mortician strikes up the unlikely friendship. The strongest performance in this trailer, however, goes to Dazed and Confused alum Matthew McConaughey. I watched until close to the end before realizing his character wasn’t being played by Gary Cole. And I’m still not totally convinced.

Also, Jack Black should totally play a live-action version of The Simpsons’ Yes Guy.

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Jack Black Shows Off His Moustache In Richard Linklater’s ‘Bernie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/jack-black-shows-off-his-moustache-in-richard-linklaters-bernie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/jack-black-shows-off-his-moustache-in-richard-linklaters-bernie/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 22:28:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213293 It's Jack Black at his Nathan Laniest.

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Hey, Jack Black! Nathan Lane called. He wants his everything back. BURN.

Here’s a first look at Richard Linklater‘s re-teaming with Black in Bernie, and though Black will not be rocking any schools this time around, he will be rocking a pretty creepy nose-neighbor. In the film, he plays a mortician who befriends an old lady played by Shirley MacLaine. And why shouldn’t she befriend him? He looks so dapper in his buttoned collar and he was thoughtful enough to come over with some lotions in a basket. Only true gentleman put the lotion in the basket.

Bernie premieres June 16th at the Los Angeles Film Festival and co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Rip Torn as two other citizens of the loopy Texas town in which the film is based. It’s shaping up to be a Richard Linklater dream ensemble. Some buddy go dust off Wiley Wiggins. (LA Times)

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In Honor Of ‘Slacker”s 20th Anniversary, They’re Making Another ‘Slacker’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-slackers-20th-anniversary-theyre-making-another-slacker/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-slackers-20th-anniversary-theyre-making-another-slacker/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 16:04:22 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210185 'SlacKr 2k11' is going to be AWESOME.

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Director Richard Linklater’s Slacker is one of the defining 90s movies, and also the definitive movie about Austin, TX – capturing a time and place in which people who were ostensibly “adults” acted like anything but. Thank god we’ve matured since then, right?

This year marks the movie’s 20th anniversary, and in order to honor the occasion, the Austin Film Society and Austin movie theater Alamo Drafthouse have commissioned a remake in which “will be recreated, using the original dialogue and locations (whenever possible), and individual scenes will then be compiled to create the remake, presenting the city’s changing face while showcasing some of its most exciting talent.”

It’s too bad Gus Van Sant doesn’t live in Austin – he could give Linklater the treatment he gave Hitchcock. Anyway, this more likely than not will be a curiosity that only massive Slacker fans would be interested in, but who knows? Maybe the DVD will be worth checking out if you’re not able to see it in theaters. (AustinFilm)

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Richard Linklater Wants That Big Cartoon Fish Movie Remake Money http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-wants-that-big-cartoon-fish-movie-remake-money/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-wants-that-big-cartoon-fish-movie-remake-money/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 01:09:33 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201843 What would get primarily indie filmmaker Richard Linkletter to helm a big budget remake of 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'? I'm guessing millions of dollars in worms.

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Warner Bros. might hook, line and sink (primarily) indie filmmaker Richard Linkletter to helm a big budget remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. The bait? Millions of dollars in worms, I’d imagine.

The Incredible Mr. Linkletter is no stranger to mainstream films (School of Rock) or animation, though Waking Life‘s deeply philosophical tone and artful, lucid rotoscoping is probably not the style Warner Bros. is imagining for a remake of a Don Knotts movie about a man who turns into a cartoon fish. Or maybe it is, which would be awesome? Linklater and studio execs are currently meeting about his vision for the film.

One reason the director is probably interested in overhauling the 1964 original is interest from Zach Galifianakis, who was attached to the project last year and maybe still is. Linklater doesn’t have the job, but he’s currently a “top contender.” (The Playlist)

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Jack Black Keeps Shirley MacLaine Alive for ‘Bernie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jack-black-keeps-shirley-maclaine-alive-for-bernie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jack-black-keeps-shirley-maclaine-alive-for-bernie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jack Black is reteaming with School of Rock director Richard Linklater for Bernie. Shirley MacLaine will also star and mother everyone on set. THR has the deets: "Bernie" is set in the small town of Carthage, Texas and follows a Renaissance man-community leader-mortician Bernie (Black) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive. Is no one seeing the similarities to Weekend at Bernie's here? You know, the movie where two business executives go visit their boss at his beach house for a weekend, he ends up dying, and they make it look like he's still alive? This new movie is even called BERNIE. At least change the title! And don't think Andrew McCarthy won't call about a cameo. Ever since the failed "Lipstick Jungle" on NBC, he's been waiting patiently on his couch for an opportunity like this.

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Jack Black is reteaming with School of Rock director Richard Linklater for Bernie. Shirley MacLaine will also star and mother everyone on set. THR has the deets:

"Bernie" is set in the small town of Carthage, Texas and follows a Renaissance man-community leader-mortician Bernie (Black) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive.

Is no one seeing the similarities to Weekend at Bernie’s here? You know, the movie where two business executives go visit their boss at his beach house for a weekend, he ends up dying, and they make it look like he’s still alive? This new movie is even called BERNIE. At least change the title! And don’t think Andrew McCarthy won’t call about a cameo. Ever since the failed "Lipstick Jungle" on NBC, he’s been waiting patiently on his couch for an opportunity like this.

 

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‘War of the Worlds’ Broadcast Tonight! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/war-of-the-worlds-broadcast-tonight/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/war-of-the-worlds-broadcast-tonight/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  

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To promote the release of the film Me and Orson Welles, the producers have conjured up a clever publicity move by broadcasting the original Welles’ "panic in the streets" radio program of War of the Worlds. It may not seem like much now, but back in 1938 the convincing faux news broadcast of martians landing on earth had a good portion on the American public sh*tting in their oversized undergarments. I remember my grandfather telling me a story about how he had to shake some good sense back into his aunt after she started running around the house screaming, "The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!" But she was also a drunk, so there’s a good chance she didn’t even hear the broadcast.

You can listen to the 60-minute radio play in its entirety at waroftheworldstribute.com exactly 71 years later, to the minute, tonight, Friday, October 30th at 8pm EST. Gather the family around the glow of the radio (computer), put some Jiffy Pop on the stove, tie your aunt securely to something bolted into the floor, and enjoy a classic.

Me and Orson Welles, starring Zac Efron and a brilliant performance by Christian McKay as Orson, is about a teenager who is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937. It comes out in limited release on November 25th. It’s directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Slacker) and you can watch the, dare I say charming, trailer below. 


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