Screen Junkies » rush http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:59:28 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 USA Picks Up Two Medical Pilots, One Called ‘Rush’ About A Guy Named Dr. Rush http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/usa-picks-up-two-medical-pilots-one-called-rush-about-a-guy-named-dr-rush/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/usa-picks-up-two-medical-pilots-one-called-rush-about-a-guy-named-dr-rush/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:28:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260461 Gee, that sounds similar to 'House'. Is he gruff?

The post USA Picks Up Two Medical Pilots, One Called ‘Rush’ About A Guy Named Dr. Rush appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The USA network has, in recent years, become entertaining not with its programming, but with the manner in which it chooses its programming. Necessary Roughness, Royal Pains, White Collar, BURN NOTICE. All weird shows that don’t really have a point other than attractive people in nice locales, doin’ stuff.

Let’s add a few more of THOSE to the roster! USA announced that they will be adding not one, but two medical dramas to its lineup. Rush, a serial about a discrete renegade doctor named doctor Rush, and Complications, which, presumably doesn’t follow around sexy doctor Jacqueline Complications as she treats billionaires from her Newport Beach mansion.

They’re both very USA-y shows with awesome names that I will probably only watch when I’m recovering from surgery and very high on painkillers. But kudos to USA for finding their audience.

The post USA Picks Up Two Medical Pilots, One Called ‘Rush’ About A Guy Named Dr. Rush appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/usa-picks-up-two-medical-pilots-one-called-rush-about-a-guy-named-dr-rush/feed/ 0
Chris Hemsworth Races Darkman In Trailer For Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/chris-hemsworth-races-darkman-in-trailer-for-ron-howards-rush/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/chris-hemsworth-races-darkman-in-trailer-for-ron-howards-rush/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:55:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254294 Here we have the first look at Ron Howard’s F1 racing drama, Rush. Based on the true story of the rivalry between English racer James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda, Chris...

The post Chris Hemsworth Races Darkman In Trailer For Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Here we have the first look at Ron Howard’s F1 racing drama, Rush. Based on the true story of the rivalry between English racer James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda, Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl star as the thrill junkies who somehow don’t rob banks or moving trains. I thought this was a racing movie? Where’s Michelle Rodriguez??

Instead, Howard opted to take a page out of history rather than the sketchbook of a 9-year old boy. In 1976, Lauda almost died after crashing in the second lap of the German Grand Prix, which the hotheaded Hunt would go on to win. Suffering a coma and bad burns, Lauda was back at it six weeks later determined to beat Hunt in several races. The movie will be in theaters this fall, but you can just go to Wikipedia now to see how it ends.

The post Chris Hemsworth Races Darkman In Trailer For Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/chris-hemsworth-races-darkman-in-trailer-for-ron-howards-rush/feed/ 0
7 Undercover Operations In Movies Gone Horribly Wrong http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-undercover-operations-in-movies-gone-horribly-wrong/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-undercover-operations-in-movies-gone-horribly-wrong/#comments Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:13:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249320 "Are you a cop? You know you have to tell me if you are..."

The post 7 Undercover Operations In Movies Gone Horribly Wrong appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
No one said going undercover would be easy. And if they did, they were lying to you. Wait. Why were you even talking about going undercover in the first place?

Never mind. I don’t even care.

Well, as these seven films demonstrate, going undercover is definitely NOT easy, and as Murphy’s Law dictates, anything that can go wrong will. So enjoy these seven tales of deep cover operatives looking on haplessly as everything goes to hell.

Yay!

21 Jump Street

Any undercover operation that involves a severed penis does not end well. It’s almost like these police officers are incompetent! Why on earth would the police hire people who can’t do their job well? But it’s a pretty funny film, so let’s just forget about all the crappy things that happened to the characters in the movie and be happy for their “success,” ya know?

Reservoir Dogs

Undercover assignments do not get more f*cked up than this one did. When you find a cop tied to a chair, a man dancing to Stealer’s Wheel while cutting the cop’s ear off, and he’s about to light him on fire, it’s time to reevaluate the actions you took to find yourself in that very moment.

Granted, the cop getting the Van Gogh treatment wasn’t undercover, but it’s hard to say that anything in this film really went well for anyone. Here’s the big takeaway: Going undercover is a form of lying, and you should NEVER LIE.

It’s just that simple. Lying is crappy behavior, even to catch bad guys.

Kindergarten Cop


I guess technically this assignment went off without a hitch from the police department’s perspective, but I would say that it was less than spectacular for the parents of the kindergartners. For one thing, the guy wasn’t a teacher. I understand that it’s just kindergartners, but the fact is that these kids are entitled to an education, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a certified teacher. Certified badass? Maybe. But not a teacher.

There should have been a waiver that parents had to sign that said “I don’t mind if an undercover cop teaches my child for a few weeks so that he can find a criminal.”

Of course, though, on of those parents was the criminal, so that could have been a red flag.

Rush

Rule #1 of going undercover: Don’t get really, really addicted to cocaine. Ok. Maybe “don’t let your badge fall out of your pocket” is rule #1, but “don’t get addicted to cocaine” is pretty high up there on the list of rules. We’ve all seen movies where the protagonist has to kill a guy or snort something to prove that he’s “down.” Well, here’s the fall out. It could have gone either way though. Maybe Jason Patric’s character could have dealt with cocaine in moderation and just become a really run party guy that occasionally did some blow. That didn’t happen though.

The Departed

SPOILER ALERTS:

When pretty much everyone dies at the end, it’s hard to deem your operation a success. Granted, Mark Wahlberg’s character lived, but I don’t think anyone really liked him that much anyway. They did manage to take down Costello, but that was actually the work of a double agent, one of his very own men.

I could spend two paragraphs or so explaining what went down and when, but when you’ve got two moles on different sides chasing each other down to steal a glance at the other person, something has gone wrong. Further, when the psychological toll on the state police operative is so heavy that he’s driven to pills and sleeping with his shrink, maybe it’s time to rethink the corporate culture of the Massachusetts state police.

And finally, police captain’s really shouldn’t get tossed out of windows.

Point Break

Sure, it worked out in the end, but when your FBI agent has to jump out of a plane without a parachute to catch a the ring leader of a bank robbing team, something has probably gone horribly wrong.

On the plus side, this operation allowed operative Johnny Utah to become a pretty good surfer (awesome!) and fall in love with Lori Petty (eh). But that doesn’t outweigh the fact that Utah made the rookie mistake of “getting in to deep,” and becoming not only friends, but weird surfer soul mates with Bodhi and company.

Perhaps if he’d infiltrated a gang of Rollerbladers, he wouldn’t have enjoyed the lifestyle quite so much.

The Bourne Franchise

Damn you Treadstone! If you can’t trust a secret government agency, who can you trust? After seeing all three films, I still have next to know idea of what the original mission was, but considering most everyone got killed and Jason Bourne is leaving and never coming back, I doubt that the U.S. government will chalk this up as a “W.”

They lost a good man in Clive Owen, too!

The post 7 Undercover Operations In Movies Gone Horribly Wrong appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-undercover-operations-in-movies-gone-horribly-wrong/feed/ 0
Chris Hemsworth To Team With Ron Howard For ‘Rush’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chris-hemsworth-to-team-with-ron-howard-for-rush/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chris-hemsworth-to-team-with-ron-howard-for-rush/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:51:44 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219745 From Thor to huntsman to race car driver. Geez. We get it. You're macho.

The post Chris Hemsworth To Team With Ron Howard For ‘Rush’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
After getting his swerve on as a huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman, but before reaching for his hammer for the Thor sequel, Chris Hemsworth will be lining up for Rush, a Ron Howard-directed biopic of 1970′s Formula One driver Niki Lauda.

The plan is for Howard and Hemsworth to get moving on this one early next year, seeing as how the Dark Tower project doesn’t really seem to be an obstacle to avoid in the near future. Thor 2 is set for July of 2013, so expect Hemsworth to move straight to that after completing Rush.

Rush focuses on the racing career of Niki Lauda, specifically his racing career and rivalry with British racer James Hunt. No others have been cast yet, but if Hemsworth is playing a guy named “Niki Lauda,” let’s just all assume that Alex Pettyfer is playing the other dude.

 

The post Chris Hemsworth To Team With Ron Howard For ‘Rush’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chris-hemsworth-to-team-with-ron-howard-for-rush/feed/ 2
Ron Howard To Definitely Direct ‘Spy. Vs. Spy’…Right After That ‘Dark Tower’ Affair http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-to-definitely-direct-spy-vs-spy-right-after-that-dark-tower-affair/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-to-definitely-direct-spy-vs-spy-right-after-that-dark-tower-affair/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:29:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217517 I think Will Smith or Nick Cannon should play the black guy and Steve Carell or Ben Stiller should play the white guy.

The post Ron Howard To Definitely Direct ‘Spy. Vs. Spy’…Right After That ‘Dark Tower’ Affair appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Ron Howard might be overcompensating for this delay in The Dark Tower. Fresh off the news last night that he is circling Rush, a biopic about Formula One driver Niki Lauda, he has up and attached himself to direct a live-action adaptation of the Mad comic strip “Spy vs. Spy,” a serial thinkpiece about a black guy (but not, you know, “African-American”) and a white guy (you get the idea) that take turns blowing each other up.

Howard will be joined in this production by David Koepp, who will produce and oversee the script written by John Kamps. And don’t worry, Imagine partner Brian Grazer will be producing as well, lest he get his feelings hurt. However, the film won’t get rolling in the near future, as Howard remains steadfast that The Dark Tower will film early next year, either with Universal or another studio willing to take on the production. Presumably, that means Rush will, along with Spy, take a backseat to The Dark Tower for quite some time.

While the Spy vs. Spy news is still breaking and appears to be a ways off, one thing is certain: This will not ensure that the “Arrested Development” movie gets moving any quicker.

Deadline describes the story as a “physical and highly visual action comedy,” which raises more questions than it does answers, but at least it won’t be a gritty reboot or an origin story. Oh, God. I hope it’s not an origin story. Do we really need a reason why these guys are after each other?

The post Ron Howard To Definitely Direct ‘Spy. Vs. Spy’…Right After That ‘Dark Tower’ Affair appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-to-definitely-direct-spy-vs-spy-right-after-that-dark-tower-affair/feed/ 0
Ron Howard, Unable To Hold His Breath For ‘Dark Tower’, Looks To ‘Rush’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-unable-to-hold-his-breath-for-dark-tower-looks-to-rush/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-unable-to-hold-his-breath-for-dark-tower-looks-to-rush/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:45:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217324 As a little boy, Ron Howard always wanted to be a race car driver (movie director).

The post Ron Howard, Unable To Hold His Breath For ‘Dark Tower’, Looks To ‘Rush’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Since the Dark Tower multimedia epic has hit a few stumbling blocks, Ron Howard had to do something to keep him off the couch, admiring his own voice-over work on the”Arrested DevelopmentDVDs.

It’s looking likely that his next gig will be the direction of Rush, a biopic of Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda, who nearly died in a violent 1976 crash. The story will also examine the rivalry between the Austrian Lauda and British driver James Hunt. So it’s sorta like Days of Thunder. Sorta.

Talks are early on this one, but Howard seems to have gotten a taste for more action-oriented films between this, the abandoned Amnesty, and Dark Tower, which should come as little surprise considering the beating he took for his latest, The Dilemma.

If Kevin James pops up as a fat race car driver, I’m not only giving up on Howard, but people in general.

The post Ron Howard, Unable To Hold His Breath For ‘Dark Tower’, Looks To ‘Rush’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-unable-to-hold-his-breath-for-dark-tower-looks-to-rush/feed/ 0
Paul Greengrass Might Actually Direct A Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-might-actually-direct-a-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-might-actually-direct-a-movie/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:09:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214400 It will either be about Tom Hanks fighting pirates or racecars. To clarify, Tom Hanks won't be fighting racecars.

The post Paul Greengrass Might Actually Direct A Movie appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Considering falls through, we can rejoic knowing that Paul Greengrass might finally be directing another movie. Vulture reports that Greengrass has three projects to choose from. The first is the Sony Pictures‘ adaptation of “A Captain’s Duty.” The true-life tale (now titled Maersk Alabama) will star Tom Hanks as skipper Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali pirates before being rescued by Navy SEALS.

The second film on his desk blotter is Rush, a Formula One racing drama written by Peter Morgan. The story follows the near-deadly 1976 season of driver Niki Lauda. The screenplay also details Lauda’s rivalry with driver James Hunt, both on and off the track. It also deals with the 1976 German Grand Prix where Lauda spun out of control and burst into flames, causing him to nearly burn to death and lose his right ear. But that didn’t stop him from pulling himself out of bed to face Hunt in several more races. Which he lost. So, yeah, that’s kind of a bummer ending. Maybe they should tell the tale backwards, Memento style.

And finally, the third film Greengrass is considering is a secret. So we’d better not catch you snooping around in Mom and Dad’s closet. You’ll ruin the surprise. (Vulture)

The post Paul Greengrass Might Actually Direct A Movie appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-might-actually-direct-a-movie/feed/ 0
After 2 Million “Rush” Jokes, Segel And Rudd Are Allowed To Meet The Band http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/after-2-million-rush-jokes-segal-and-rudd-are-allowed-to-meet-the-band/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/after-2-million-rush-jokes-segal-and-rudd-are-allowed-to-meet-the-band/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 04:09:13 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=23668 Paul Rudd and Jason Segel's characters from 'I Love You, Man' finally meet Rush in this viral video quasi-sequel, which will hopefully serve as the actual sequel.

The post After 2 Million “Rush” Jokes, Segel And Rudd Are Allowed To Meet The Band appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Watching I Love You, Man, which was released in Russia under the title Two Closeted Gay Men Talk About Rush, really makes you wonder: what would happen if these two characters who won’t shut up about Rush finally meet Rush? Now Funny Or Die has given us the answer. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel‘s characters from the film meet their 80s band super-idols in this viral video quasi-sequel, which will hopefully serve as the actual sequel.

In the video, Segel gets Rudd backstage passes to the local Rush concert and backstage shenanigans occur. A sandwich is eaten peculiarly, there’s some mandatory ‘awkward tension’ and an admittedly cool-looking double guitar plays a key role. Also, some bittersweet news: “totes magotes” is spoken in the video, but not “Dude Von Dudenstein,” “Sweet Sweet Hangin,” and sadly, not one squiznot was popped for the entire 5:50 minutes. All you squiznot poppers out there will just have to keep writing that line into your I Love You, Man slash fiction. (/Film)

The post After 2 Million “Rush” Jokes, Segel And Rudd Are Allowed To Meet The Band appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/after-2-million-rush-jokes-segal-and-rudd-are-allowed-to-meet-the-band/feed/ 0