Screen Junkies » rob riggle http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Fox Hires Rob Riggle To Scream At Us In An Adaptation Of An Austrian TV Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-hires-rob-riggle-to-scream-at-us-in-an-adaptation-of-an-austrian-tv-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-hires-rob-riggle-to-scream-at-us-in-an-adaptation-of-an-austrian-tv-series/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:44:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=267459 If this thing's in German, his yelling will take on a whole new level.

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TV execs, for one reason or another, have been really hurting themselves since The Hangover to get Rob Riggle his own show. He doesn’t seem to be a very strong candidate in that he’s not particularly likable, and his schtick, screaming at people, might get old after about 100 episodes.

Nonetheless, Fox is taking another crack at it with a take on Austria’s Braunschlag.

The show will follow a small town and its mayor (Riggle) as the town becomes insolvent and he attempts to save the town. It comes from Steve Hely, an alum of 30 Rock and The Office, so that’s promising.

They couldn’t have gotten Tracy Morgan to be the mayor? And every other character? That would be something I’d watch.

Anyway, the new show doesn’t have a name, but it’s a safe bet they’ll steer away from Braunschlag.

(Deadline)

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Rob Riggle Might Get A TV Show In The Form Of A ‘Modern Family’ Spinoff http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/rob-riggle-might-get-a-tv-show-in-the-form-of-a-modern-family-spinoff/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/rob-riggle-might-get-a-tv-show-in-the-form-of-a-modern-family-spinoff/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:56:50 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257316 This might just be a gimmick to sell earplugs.

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Rob Riggle, a character actor best known for screaming in films, is being bandied about as the star of a Modern Family spinoff. Riggle plays Tim Dunphy’s professional rival Gil Thorpe on the hit show, and the spinoff would focus on him, and his fun traits, like pun-making and generally being regarded as a bad guy.

Let’s get more of him! I smell a hit!

Riggle hasn’t had much success in TV, unless you consider Patrick Warburton the same person as Riggle, in which case, you could say he’s had moderate success. Nonetheless, Modern Family has been trying to get a spinoff, any spinoff, going to extend its brand, so good, bad, or otherwise, we could see this pushed through.

If you don’t want to tune in to have a bombastic man of dubious substance scream at you, well, you shouldn’t be watching network TV, now should you?

 

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Rob Riggle’s Freakouts Now A Thumping Dance Track http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rob-riggles-freakouts-now-a-thumping-dance-track/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rob-riggles-freakouts-now-a-thumping-dance-track/#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:42:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251616 It was only a matter of time before the professional screamer wound up in da clubs.

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Love Rob Riggle‘s NTSF:SD:SVU freakouts but having a hard time choosing a favorite? This remix rounds up the best for your indecisive ass.

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Thomas Lennon And Rob Riggle To Exist As Yin And Yang In ‘The Boondoggle’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/thomas-lennon-and-rob-riggle-to-exist-as-yin-and-yang-in-the-boondoggle/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/thomas-lennon-and-rob-riggle-to-exist-as-yin-and-yang-in-the-boondoggle/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 20:45:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217489 Riggle and Lennon. One will charm the hell out of you while the other screams at you mercilessly.

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First the bad news: The guy that was responsible for Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Steve Carr, is set to direct another film.

Now, the really, really good news: That film is called The Boondoggle and will star renowned shouter/actor Rob Riggle and “The State” and “Reno 911!” alum Thomas Lennon.

Frankly, I don’t think the hand of God could have improved Paul Blart, so let’s just chalk that up to “the guy needed to eat” and move on. Also encouraging is the fact that Riggle and Lennon punched up the script. I would be ecstatic about this had Lennon not also had a hand in Herbie: Fully Loaded. As it is, I have downgraded my outlook to “really excited.”

Life is full of gray areas and few absolutes it would seem.

The Boondoggle focuses on two men who go on a business trip in regards to a project that they know will not ultimately work out. I know that sounds hopelessly vague, but I work with what I have. It’s nice to see Lennon get a starring role after so many great supporting efforts. Riggle, on the other hand, will have to tone down his “I’m shouting and it’s funny!” schtick to last 90 minutes on-screen. Unless he spends most of the time shouting at little kids. That could work. (Deadline)

 

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Pass The Red Band Trailer For ‘High Road’, Man http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/pass-the-red-band-trailer-for-high-road-man/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/pass-the-red-band-trailer-for-high-road-man/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:47:03 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=207512 This trailer will be funnier if you're high.

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Stoner comedies are experiencing a bit of a resurgence of late, what with the stonerly acclaimed Harold & Kumar movies, Pineapple Express, and Your Highness. And now it looks like indie comedian Matt Walsh is getting in on that sweet hydroponic action with High Road. Get it? “High”?

Anyway, here’s the trailer, which kind of seems like it was put together by someone under the influence of cannabis sativa, in that it’s meandering and sluggish. Hopefully the movie will be a lot better, especially with the cast that it has. Take a look at these names: Lizzy Caplan, Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Horatio Sanz, and Kyle Gass are just some of the people in this thing. And the movie seems to be largely improvised, so maybe the trailer is a fluke. Third option: That you think the trailer is hilarious and I’m an idiot and/or high right now.

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Rob Riggle Joins Very Serious ’21 Jump Street’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rob-riggle-joins-very-serious-21-jump-street-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rob-riggle-joins-very-serious-21-jump-street-movie/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 01:30:56 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205818 Comedian Rob Riggle ('The Daily Show') is ready to torment some kids. Or rather, cops pretending to be kids. Or rather... something. We'll see.

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Comedian Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) is ready to torment some kids. Or rather, cops pretending to be kids. Or rather… something. We’ll see.

Riggle joins 21 Jump Street, what’s sure to be a faithfully dramatic movie version of the old Johnny Depp TV show, where undercover cops pose as teenagers in high school. He’ll play the main villain in a cast that includes Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube. 21 Jump Street will be directed by the same guys who brought us Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. So again, anticipate some Oscar-worthy drama here.

Columbia Pictures is distributing. (Variety)

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Taylor Swift To Bring Her So-So Voice To ‘The Lorax’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taylor-swift-to-bring-her-so-so-voice-to-the-lorax/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taylor-swift-to-bring-her-so-so-voice-to-the-lorax/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:55:28 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202191 You know what 'The Lorax' needs? Romance!

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Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” is a classic children’s book that teaches kids to be more mindful of the natural world. Taylor Swift, on the other hand, teaches kids about drawing hearts on composition books. Now these two forces will collide, as Taylor Swift lends her voice to the upcoming 3D computer animated Dr. Seuss adaptation The Lorax.

She’s joining a pretty solid cast that includes Danny DeVito as the titular Lorax, Ed Helms as the Once’ler, Zac Efron as “Ted, the young boy who searched for the Lorax,” Rob Riggle as King O’Hare and Betty White as Grammy Norma. Swift herself will be playing Audrey, Ted’s love interest. Man, I wonder what Dr. Seuss would think of the idea of adding a “love interest” to his stories. He’d probably write a really angry rhyming couplet about it. (via Deadline)

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Ken Marino Dips His Balls In ‘Home Game’ With Rob Riggle http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ken-marino-dips-his-balls-in-home-game-with-rob-riggle/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ken-marino-dips-his-balls-in-home-game-with-rob-riggle/#comments Sat, 05 Mar 2011 02:48:26 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102411 "Party Down" actor Ken Marino is coming to CBS. Hopefully, it won't be like when "The State" left MTV for CBS. *Shudders*

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Ken Marino recently starred in the excellent series “Party Down.” However, I will always most closely associate Marino with his infamous catchphrase from the 90s sketch comedy show “The State”: “I wanna dip my balls in it!” That parody of sketch comedy catchphrases is more infectious and hilarious than most real ones. Does The Target Lady on “SNL” have a catchphrase? If she does, do I care? I know the answer to one of those questions.

So it’s nice to hear that actor/writer Marino will be starring with Rob RiggleThe Daily Show“) on the new CBS sitcom pilot “Home Game.” Hopefully, it won’t be like when “The State” left MTV for CBS. *Shudders*

Riggle plays a recently retired football player who now has to live with that woman he impregnated and their off-spring, after a life on the road. Marino will play Mark’s brother. Perhaps he has a thing for the wife? That would be a comedic conflict for the show’s Conflict Bank.

Even though it’s CBS, with Riggle and Marino involved, it can’t be as bad as “Mike & Molly.” Yup, I will keep telling myself that. (Deadline)

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Rob Riggle “Pulling A Danza,” Playing Ex-Athlete In Multicamera Sitcom http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/rob-riggle-pulling-a-danza-playing-ex-athlete-in-multicamera-sitcom/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/rob-riggle-pulling-a-danza-playing-ex-athlete-in-multicamera-sitcom/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 04:21:14 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26586 Rob Riggle wins the Super Bowl of acting gigs, starring in a potentially very lucrative CBS sitcom.

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Tony Danza plays a retired athlete in two sitcoms that I can think of. On Who’s The Boss, Tony plays a retired baseball player who becomes a dude-maid. In Taxi, he’s forcibly retired from boxing after too many K.O.’s. Comedian Rob Riggle (The Other Guys, Human Giant) will be Danza’d soon enough.

Riggle will star in the CBS sitcom Home Game, a multicamera comedy about a retired football player, based on the life of former NFL guard Mark Schlereth. The ex-Bronco’s player is a producer on the show, along with Mark Wahlberg, so I’m sure Schlereth will be constantly on set, shouting at the actors, “stop, stop… it didn’t happen like that.

Riggle was once a Marine, and could probably kill you very quickly if necessary. So the show, which is about a guy who has to leave his family for several years, almost certainly hits home for Riggle… Home Game, that is. Pretty clever, me. (Deadline)

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