Screen Junkies » the green hornet http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:54:52 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 9 Greatest Masked Avengers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-greatest-masked-avengers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-greatest-masked-avengers/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:58:13 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206724 Masks and avengers go together like the New York Knicks and sadness.

The post 9 Greatest Masked Avengers appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Masks and avengers go together like the New York Knicks and sadness. As such, picking the nine greatest was no easy task. I can already hear the chorus of fanboys crying out in unison, “Why is The Hamburgler on your list? He’s not even avenging anything?” You don’t know his dark back story!

In honor of the May 3rd release on the Green Hornet on DVD, here are the 9 greatest masked avengers of all time.

Check out all the Sony “Action Unleashed” DVDs!

The Hamburgler

Mask? Check. Avenger? Double check. Captain America‘s new movie is actually called The First Avenger. You can’t get much more Avenge-y-er than that.

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck spends is days as a mild-mannered suburbanite. But at night, he dons his mask and takes to the streets, avenging the crimes of F.O.W.L., and any other criminals who cross his path.

That’s a pretty impressive description for such a stupid cartoon. I should work in PR.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

With the help of their master/teacher Splinter, the Ninja Turtles fight the evil forces of Shredder and Krang. And despite the fact that they only use ninja melee weapons, they somehow manage to fight off entire armies of laser packing foot soldiers. Heroes in a half-shell, indeed.

Zorro

Zorro’s a lot like Batman. They both where masks. They’re both wealthy. And they both fight crime. But Zorro doesn’t feel the need to take on the persona of a filthy winged rodent. I guess the fact that his parents weren’t gunned down before his eyes was a game changer.

Orgazmo

Orgazmo definitely has a mask. But all and all, there’s not a lot of avenging going on until, at least until the end of the film when he finds out an evil director has kidnapped his fiancée. At that point, he busts out the Orgazmorator Ray and fights against the evil forces of Neutered Man. If this all sounds really stupid, it is. But that’s kind of the point.

The Lone Ranger

Cut from the same cloth as Zorro or Batman, The Lone Ranger travel the American Wes fighting crime with the help of his trusty horse Silver and his Indian friend Tonto. As it turns out, the Green Hornet is actually the nephew of The Lone Ranger, proving that masked avenging must run in the family.

Rorschach

Rorschach has the coolest mask on the list, given that it constantly changes its pattern. And when it comes to vengeance, Rorschach has you covered. In “The Watchmen” comic, the character handcuffs a child killer inside his burning home, leaving him with a hacksaw in case he wishes to cut off his arm and escape.

Batman

Was there ever any doubt that Batman would be number one on the list? He’s probably the most iconic masked avenger of all time. Seventy years after his inception, the character continues to rake in millions, if not billions, of dollars. Not bad for a guy who’s nothing but a glorified furry.

The post 9 Greatest Masked Avengers appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-greatest-masked-avengers/feed/ 3 Green-Hornet-seth-rogen
Weekend Box Office Report: Really ‘Green Hornet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-really-green-hornet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-really-green-hornet/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 16:48:30 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17210 The movie of the weekend (at least as far as box office was concerned) was Michel Gondry's (or was it actually Seth Rogen's?) The Green Hornet.

The post Weekend Box Office Report: Really ‘Green Hornet’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The movie of the weekend (at least as far as box office was concerned) was Michel Gondry‘s (or was it actually Seth Rogen’s?) The Green Hornet. While the movie didn’t bust any box office records, it still did pretty damn well, making $34 million despite all the myriad delays and creative conflicts that led up to its release, not to mention the mixed reviews. Why was this? It’s impossible to know for sure, but despite those aforementioned mixed reviews, every time I saw a trailer for The Green Hornet last year, it always got huge laughs from the other people in the audience. Maybe people just came to see Seth Rogen shoot himself with his gas gun (not a euphemism).

In other news, The Green Hornet’s next nemesis might be Vince Vaughn, whose Ron Howard-directed romantic comedy The Dilemma had to settle for second-best, making $17.4 million, which you math wizards already know is about half the weekend gross of The Green Hornet.

In the “exciting” world of limited release, the only shining light in Paul Giamatti in Barney’s Version (for which he won a Golden Globe last night), which made $17,925 per screen on four screens. Four screens! It’s like when an election is really close and you wonder if maybe the results would have been different if you’d voted. (The AV Club)

The post Weekend Box Office Report: Really ‘Green Hornet’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-really-green-hornet/feed/ 0
‘Green Hornet’ More Rogen’s Than Gondry’s, Says Gondry http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/green-hornet-more-rogens-than-gondrys-says-gondry/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/green-hornet-more-rogens-than-gondrys-says-gondry/#comments Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:21:56 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17158 The Green Hornet is the number 1 movie this weekend, but that doesn't mean that everyone is satisfied.

The post ‘Green Hornet’ More Rogen’s Than Gondry’s, Says Gondry appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The Green Hornet is the number 1 movie this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is satisfied. While it might not be a surprise that there are a lot of people on the internet with complaints about it (like 80 percent of the internet is powered by complaints, after all), it might be that the movie’s director Michel Gondry isn’t totally on board with his star Seth Rogen. He recently told the LA Times:

”Seth was as important, if not more important than the studio. So I felt, ‘well, it’s not really my movie.’ I accepted that. But I realized there was still tons I could infiltrate or infuse my personality through discussion all the time.”

This confirms my suspicion that Seth Rogen is our generation’s David O. Selznick. Rogen isn’t denying the creative clash between himself and Gondry, though. Here he is on the scene in the movie featuring Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise”:

“I remember when we were shooting it, [Gondry] was sitting there with his arms crossed and a grumpy look on his face but there wasn’t a second when we thought we might be wrong. We were like, ‘You are going to feel so stupid when you see that this is the funniest [EXPLETIVE DELETED] thing in the entire world.”

How many more creative partnerships are going to dissolve before Coolio is stopped!? (IndieWire)

The post ‘Green Hornet’ More Rogen’s Than Gondry’s, Says Gondry appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/green-hornet-more-rogens-than-gondrys-says-gondry/feed/ 0
Thinking Out Loud: Exclusive Interview With ‘Green Hornet’ Star Seth Rogen http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/thinking-out-loud-exclusive-interview-with-green-hornet-star-seth-rogen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/thinking-out-loud-exclusive-interview-with-green-hornet-star-seth-rogen/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:53:24 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=16946 Michel Gondry's film 'The Green Hornet' is now in theaters. Seth Rogen, who not only stars in the film but wrote and executive-produced it, sat down with comedian Michael Kosta in LA. Watch him talk comics, wild hotel parties and nutshots in this exclusive interview.

The post Thinking Out Loud: Exclusive Interview With ‘Green Hornet’ Star Seth Rogen appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Michel Gondry‘s film’The Green Hornet‘ is now in theaters. Seth Rogen, who not only stars in the film but wrote and executive-produced it, sat down with comedian Michael Kosta in LA. Watch him talk comics, wild hotel parties and nutshots in this exclusive interview. Check out Kosta’s interview with Cameron Diaz here.

The post Thinking Out Loud: Exclusive Interview With ‘Green Hornet’ Star Seth Rogen appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/thinking-out-loud-exclusive-interview-with-green-hornet-star-seth-rogen/feed/ 0
Thinking Out Loud: Exclusive Interview with ‘Green Hornet’ Star Cameron Diaz http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/thinking-out-loud-exclusive-interview-with-green-hornet-star-cameron-diaz/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/thinking-out-loud-exclusive-interview-with-green-hornet-star-cameron-diaz/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:00:40 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=16099 Leading lady Cameron Diaz chatted with Screen Junkies in LA to promote her new film “The Green Hornet” and things got steamy - at least comedian Michael Kosta thinks so. He's got problems in his brain parts.

The post Thinking Out Loud: Exclusive Interview with ‘Green Hornet’ Star Cameron Diaz appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Leading lady Cameron Diaz chatted with Screen Junkies in LA to promote her new film “The Green Hornet” and things got steamy – at least comedian Michael Kosta thinks so. He’s got problems in his brain parts.

The post Thinking Out Loud: Exclusive Interview with ‘Green Hornet’ Star Cameron Diaz appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/thinking-out-loud-exclusive-interview-with-green-hornet-star-cameron-diaz/feed/ 1
Michel Gondry Talks ‘Green Hornet’ Visual Feats, Stephen Chow Crazy Demands http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michel-gondry-talks-green-hornet-visual-feats-stephen-chow-crazy-demands/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michel-gondry-talks-green-hornet-visual-feats-stephen-chow-crazy-demands/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:22:09 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15660 Here’s a Masters course in the aesthetics of film. And why Stephen Chow asks "Why?" so much.

The post Michel Gondry Talks ‘Green Hornet’ Visual Feats, Stephen Chow Crazy Demands appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Here’s a Masters course in the aesthetics of film from Michel Gondry. I asked him about some of his flashier visual tricks in The Green Hornet and he not only explained the entire process, but gave examples from his earlier film or music video work. Kato-vision shows us how the Hornet’s sidekick sees his enemies in a fight. Britt Reid’s (Seth Rogen) early party days are presented as a fast motion romp through the Reid garage. When Britt and Kato (Jay Chou) have a disagreement, they battle through the Reid mansion with everything from the plasma TV to a foosball table.

The part you’ll really want to read is when Gondry tells the truth about Stephen Chow. Chow was the first choice to play Kato and to direct the movie. And spoilers follow because Gondry gets extremely specific.

Q: What was your idea about varying the speed, not just in Kato-vision but in the beginning when Britt’s taking his girl through the garage?

MG: Well, it’s something that I like to play with. The idea of the scene in the garage, if the camera goes very slowly in a very steady way, it becomes a reality. This motion is real because it seems like normal. But then the character in this environment is going way too fast so there is a contradiction that is interesting for the audience. I always work like that. I did a shot for Eternal Sunshine that we couldn’t use because it was too early in the movie and it would unsettle the audience if we took a train and we moved it four miles per hour, like super slow because we owned the train at this moment. I asked the little boy who was playing the younger Jim Carrey and was dressed as Superman, he would run as fast as he could but by doing that he would not go more than four miles per hour because he’s a kid. But then we shot super slow so when we projected, the train was going full speed and then the little boy was following. This idea that you take a train that weighs hundreds of tons and you can control it like it was a piece of paper, then the rest of the world seemed to follow. You think that the world is bound by the heaviness of the train. That’s how I see special effects all the time. It’s a way to unsettle the audience, something that’s not supposed to happen at this speed and then you change the speed, but the camera is moving at the speed that’s a contradiction. It’s confusing what I’m saying right now so I think you’re going to have a hard time to convince your reader that I’m making sense.

Q: Actually, that illuminates a lot. I wasn’t thinking of how slow the camera was moving while they were sped up.

MG: Okay, I think that’s why the scene works. If the camera was not moving or it was moving like crazy, then you have nothing special happen but if you combine two elements that are in contradiction, the heaviness of the camera makes you feel the camera is just going at the normal speed. Then you don’t understand why they’re going so fast. That’s the trick I think.

Q: Is Kato-vision even more impressionistic?

MG: Yeah, there is that thing you can argue it’s a sort of tradition of the theory of relativity. The perception of the motion is relative if you’re moving with the object or watching the object move. It’s all about that, so it’s kind of close but it’s helpful as one way to describe it, but it’s kind of abstract. There is some sort of philosophy behind that. His fight is so violent that there is an impact in the audience perception of the environment. It multiplies, it stretches, the time stretches, the time compresses. The differences with what’s been done is it’s speed changing within the same frame at a different ratio while the camera is moving at a constant speed. It’s a lot of parameters that we tried to meld together.

Q: You’re French, you had a Chinese actor and a German actor (Christoph Waltz). Did anyone understand each other on the set?

MG: Well, when you can’t understand each other in the words, on the surface, then you have to have a deep understanding I would say that you develop. There has to be another layer and I think it just paid off. We were not sure it would work but I think at the end it paid off. It’s true that it was not the easiest film in terms of communication.

Q: What was the unspoken understanding?

MG: It could be many layers. To me it’s very, very funny when I see Jay acting like he understands Seth in the scene. I knew he doesn’t understand him and he’s just acting like that, like very cool. He has no idea so that’s another example of this sort of friendship of understanding that goes beyond the understanding of the world. Whenever I would talk with Seth and we were shooting Jay, I was saying to Seth, “What should I tell him? What should he do?” He would say, “Don’t say anything. He’s going to do something cool anyways.” That’s one example and I could find more if we had more time. I’m not just saying that to make it cool sometimes. It’s really true. I had this experience on many occasions because I’ve been working most of the time in countries where I didn’t really understand the language. When I started to do videos in America, I didn’t understand the lyrics of the song. I did this video for Foo Fighters, my first video in America, and I understood 10% of the lyrics. So I took this 10% of the words and recreated my own story by bridging all these words to tell the story. The little bridge in between the words had nothing to do with the other words in the lyrics, but when I showed the story to Dave Groll, it’s crazy, he goes, “That’s exactly what I meant when I wrote the song but it was not written.” So it looks like it’s a sixth sense but it’s just a common understanding from the tip of the iceberg.

Q: When you came on, were you still developing it with Stephen Chow as Kato?

MG: Yeah. I think he had another movie in mind and he was not really willing to go our way and we had to part.

Q: Was he still trying to be the director?

MG: Yeah, I don’t know what he was trying to do. To tell you the truth, it was very confusing. I had headaches trying to convince him because I liked him very much and I thought he would have been a great Kato. He would ask me questions like, “Why my character? Why should I do this movie? What’s good in my character?” I was giving him a million reasons and then he’d say, “But why?” So at the end I just realized he didn’t want to understand any reason. He just wanted to ask why all the time.

Q: He wanted to know why he should play the character?

MG: What was special about his character, I don’t know. Every single thing we suggested, I suggested or we suggested, would not be enough for him. Then when he would come up with an idea, it was completely ludicrous most of the time, completely undoable in terms of production, in terms of what the studio expected from us and all sorts of things.

Q: So his version could have been even crazier than the Michel Gondry version?

MG: Well, maybe or maybe not. I don’t know. I’m big fan of his work so I was disappointed. The thing is when they asked me to direct the film the first time, all I knew Stephen Chow was attached to play Kato. I said, “Why don’t you ask him to direct the film? He would do a better job.” They said, “We tried but it didn’t work out.”

Q: What was your discussion about the tone of the movie?

MG: The thing we all agreed upon was we didn’t want to make a spoof. We knew it had to have an element of comedy but we didn’t want to be a Seth Rogen funny movie. It was about friendship so it’s character driven, although there is a lot of solid action. We wanted the action to feel real. We wanted Christoph Waltz to be scary but we wanted him to be funny at the same time. So the conversation was about how much funny can it be before we lose the audience in terms of feeling the danger.

Q: Now that you’ve done a big action movie, would you do another one?

MG: Yeah, starting with the sequel maybe. If the character intrigues me, yes. I think I’m always going to be careful about picking stories about people that interest me. Otherwise, if I don’t feel connected to the actor I’m shooting, it’s just going to be dead I think.

Q: What was the biggest challenge of the climactic finale in the Daily Sentinel building?

MG: We wanted the character to still be there while so many things were happening. When we were shooting, I didn’t feel they were talking enough between them or doing enough character stuff. I didn’t know exactly. I was not sure. Seth was telling me, “Don’t worry, we’re going to add stuff after and it’s going to work.” I was like, “But you should write them down.” He said, “No, no, we don’t want to write them down.” That was a challenge for them. A lot is done in editing to pick the right moment.

The Green Hornet hits theaters Friday.

The post Michel Gondry Talks ‘Green Hornet’ Visual Feats, Stephen Chow Crazy Demands appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michel-gondry-talks-green-hornet-visual-feats-stephen-chow-crazy-demands/feed/ 0 hornet-gondrey Michel+Gondry+Green+Hornet+Rome+Photocall+XDxMS4F3Ksbl
Analeigh Tipton http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/analeigh-tipton/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/analeigh-tipton/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=15333 Her role in The Green Hornet may mark her first ever film appearance, but Analeigh Tipton can’t quite be called an unknown.

The post Analeigh Tipton appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Her role in The Green Hornet may mark her first ever film appearance, but Analeigh Tipton can’t quite be called at unknown. Less than three years ago she was a frontrunner on “America’s Next Top Model,” putting her name on the map and setting herself up for future appearances in film and television. Last year she did a guest spot on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” and in just a few months she’ll appear alongside Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore, and Ryan Gosling in the comedy flick Crazy, Stupid, Love. Not too shabby for a former figure skater from Sacramento.

The post Analeigh Tipton appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/analeigh-tipton/feed/ 0
New Poster Battle: ‘Thor’ vs. ‘The Green Hornet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-poster-battle-thor-vs-the-green-hornet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-poster-battle-thor-vs-the-green-hornet/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:51:25 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15555 Maybe Thor vs. The Green Hornet would be a pretty one-sided street fight, but their respective marketing teams have released competitively badass new movie posters.

The post New Poster Battle: ‘Thor’ vs. ‘The Green Hornet’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
One is a hammer wielding demi-god and the strongest of the Asgardians. The other is the schlubby dude from Knocked Up. Okay, maybe Thor vs The Green Hornet would be a pretty one-sided street fight, but their respective marketing teams have released competitively badass new movie posters. We’re not sure who wins The Battle of Poster Coolness. Only YOU can decide! Or don’t decide and just enjoy them both. That’s the way I’m gonna play it.

First up is The Green Hornet. The film stars Seth Rogen and comes to theaters January 14th. It’s– OMG THAT CAR IS COMING AT ME IN 3D SO I BETTER DUUUUUUUCK!

Second is the broodtastic new French poster for Marvel’s Thor, to be released May 2011. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Chris Hemsworth as the hammer holding hero. In this poster, Thor has just read Albert Camus’ The Stranger and is developing his own thoughts on existentialism:

(Film School Rejects)

The post New Poster Battle: ‘Thor’ vs. ‘The Green Hornet’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-poster-battle-thor-vs-the-green-hornet/feed/ 0 thor green hornet poster thor french poster
Review: The Green Hornet http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-green-hornet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-green-hornet/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:55:38 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15271 The Green Hornet is as good as any Green Hornet movie could probably be, which is to say he’s not a very interesting superhero.

The post Review: The Green Hornet appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

The Green Hornet is as good as any Green Hornet movie could probably be, which is to say he’s not a very interesting superhero. He owns a newspaper and his sidekick is a martial artist? That leaves a lot more room for Seth Rogen to play than maybe a character with more definition, but the superhero blockbuster as an art film doesn’t really work.

It’s actually when Britt Reid (Rogen) become The Green Hornet that the movie falls apart. Before that, the story of an antisocial rich kid has an edgy attitude, even if it only manifests in a PG-13 drunken party. Finding out his dad (Tom Wilkinson) died on the news in his limo is effectively dramatic. Christoph Waltz looks great as Chudnofsky with a goatee, a Caesar cut and a double barreled gun.

Reid becomes a total dufus, doing happy dances to celebrate victories. He never shuts up during an action scene and often just states what’s happening to him. Reid’s interview with Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz) is just weird, perhaps an uncomfortable bit of failed improv, and he’s always babbling at her. The Spy Kids were more mature.

I get the attempt to deconstruct the hero/sidekick relationship but it’s really forced. Reid would be insecure that Kato (Jay Chou) is such a badass, but he’s just whiny about it. Kato’s issues with being a servant as his cover are better played but still come out of nowhere. Reid’s analysis of superhero movies is pure Rogen. He’s wrong about all movie heroes being good guys though. Spider-Man and Batman always have trouble with PR.

By the time Kato and Reid are reall fighting, it becomes cartoon slapstick with bouncy sound effects. The gas gun bit is funny, but then Reid is still going totally gaga over Lenore like she’s the only one who can save his newspaper. This is a secretary with little journalism experience. There is plenty of people way more qualified for the job, and I bet some of them are also hot too.

The action is pretty awesome. If they’d have just done a straight generic plot with these action scenes they would have had a solid movie. Kato-vision basically alters perspective, time and physics at the same time. The climax in The Daily Sentinel is thrilling. Then there’s more silly comedy epilogue.

The 3-D looks fine. There are some good shots of the Reid mansion and roses coming into focus, plus more abstract Michel Gondry shots towards the end. There’s also a lot of blurry background from the post conversion process. Anything CGI, like flying bottle caps or missiles, can come out of the screen pretty easily.

Ultimately The Green Hornet is as troubled as its many delays would indicate. You know, superhero comedy is tricky. They can’t all be Blankman.

The post Review: The Green Hornet appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-green-hornet/feed/ 5 green-hornet
Hang With the ‘Green Hornet’ Cast Through Your Computer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hang-with-the-green-hornet-cast-through-your-computer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hang-with-the-green-hornet-cast-through-your-computer/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:27:41 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=15106 Ever wanted to attend the star-studded premiere of a major studio film? Well now's your chance to pretend you're doing just that! Tonight we'll be streaming the premiere of The Green Hornet right here.

The post Hang With the ‘Green Hornet’ Cast Through Your Computer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Ever wanted to attend the star-studded premiere of a major studio film? Well now’s your chance to pretend you’re doing just that! Tonight, beginning at 9:30 pm EST/6:30 pm PST, we’ll be streaming the premiere of The Green Hornet from start to finish. Right here! It’ll be even better than actually being there, because you don’t have to wear a tuxedo. Or pants in general.

The post Hang With the ‘Green Hornet’ Cast Through Your Computer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hang-with-the-green-hornet-cast-through-your-computer/feed/ 0
Interview: Evan Goldberg Talks ‘Green Hornet’, Apocalypses, and ‘Spaceballs’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-evan-goldberg-talks-green-hornet-apocalypses-and-spaceballs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-evan-goldberg-talks-green-hornet-apocalypses-and-spaceballs/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:03:49 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15091 Seth Rogen’s partner in writing walked us through some of the unique aspects of their version of The Green Hornet. He also dishes on Seth and Jay vs. The Apocalypse.

The post Interview: Evan Goldberg Talks ‘Green Hornet’, Apocalypses, and ‘Spaceballs’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Seth Rogen’s partner in writing, Evan Goldberg, walked us through some of the unique aspects of their version of The Green Hornet. It begins with Britt Reid (Rogen) really defying his father. When he decides to be a crime fighter, he still wants the media and the bad guys to think they’re criminals too. Britt and Kato (Jay Chou) end up fighting when Kato feels he’s doing the heavy lifting and Britt gets insecure that his sidekick is cooler than he is. It ends in a massive action sequence at Britt’s newspaper, The Daily Sentinel.

In a trailer on the Sony lot, Goldberg answered some potential criticisms and revealed some behind the scenes secrets, like Shane Black’s contribution to The Green Hornet. He also shared some ideas about his upcoming apocalypse comedy and some theories about classic televison.

Q: Did you want to explore real daddy issues with Britt Reid?

Evan Goldberg: Yeah, definitely. It was something we were going for. To us, a lot of the things in this movie, we used to meet with Shane Black because there was a period where he was going to maybe direct the movie. We would sit and chat with him in cafes for hours. When we sat with him, we came to realize through a lot of his helpful guidance that in writing this movie, he was like, “You flipped the hero/sidekick relationship and you almost at that juncture had flipped the hero motivation with the parent thing. Make sure to flip everything. You’ve got to make sure to flip everything.” That’s where we were like: Okay, Batman’s dad inspires him. Superman’s parents inspire him. Spider-Man’s uncle dies and he was such a great man, he wants to live up to that. We were like, what if we make his dad an *sshole and he hates his dad. He gets his motivation from him but it’s a negative motivation that he shouldn’t have. So we just tried to take everything and completely reverse it in that regard. That’s kind of how it came to the big daddy issues that it was.

Q: And Britt mentions how novel it is to be superheroes who are not perceived as good guys, but isn’t that part of Batman and Spider-Man too?

EG: Batman, personally I think it was an extremely weak conclusion in that film. [the dark knight] was a great movie but how in the end, there were so many stories going on and the story never really was is Batman a good guy or a bad guy. In the comic books he’ the dark knight, he’s the darkest of the heroes but he’s a hero, period.

Q: Well, even in Batman Returns he’s framed for a while, and the newspaper in Spider-Man is out to get him.

EG: Yeah, Spider-Man they definitely think is a bad guy. I think the only difference is, I guess for Batman it’s I don’t care what anyone things. For Spider-Man, it’s I really want people to think I’m a hero. In The Green Hornet, it’s like, “We’re villains!” So I guess they’re all shades of the same thing, eh?

Q: Did you want to have more of Britt and Kato in conflict than ended up in the movie?

EG: No, no, I’m very happy with it. When it came to this movie, there’s moments in the other movies we made, Superbad and Pineapple, where you’re really like, “Oh man, these guys, there’s a chasm and they’ve fallen apart. I want them to get back together.” We get into the emotion of it more and really wallow in it. This movie we wanted to be more of just a fun romp, so we didn’t want to spend a lot of time with the two people you love having together not together.

Q: Britt comments that Kato is so cool he can slow down time, so Britt knows that’s what happens in Kato-vision?

EG: I think what it is, is that Britt sees him move so quickly, and he says that one line, “When my heart starts pumping, it’s like time slows down.” So I don’t think so. He’s just going off of what Kato said. I assume in Britt’s eyes, Kato’s just kicking the sh*t out of people in an amazing fashion.

Q: How detailed did you write the finale in The Daily Sentinel?

EG: I mean, we wrote a lot of detail in it but there were a lot of things that we didn’t write. These questions are almost impossible to answer on The Green Hornet because we wrote that they go up there, but we only wrote they go up there because our production designer was like, “If you build a million dollar set, you might as well destroy it.” So we were like all right, we should destroy The Daily Sentinel. The whole time we were writing, we were trying to get back to The Daily Sentinel. Michel wanted to cut the car in two in the elevator and Seth and I were like, “Well, they shoul drive around in the half car.” He was like, “They can’t do that.” So we found some YouTube videos of some people in the south who had done that so then we threw that in. Then the stunt guys were like, “What if we had the guy with the bazooka there and we smashed through the wall and then backed up.” We were like, “Okay, but as long as you’re shooting missiles at the same time.” So really everyone had a little dip into that.

Q: Was the interview scene with Lenore scripted or heavy improv?

EG: No, that was very much written. It was very long and mostly written. There were some nice improvs in there. There were a few good ones but it was an extremely lengthy scene at first so that we knew we’d have enough to cut it down and make it nice.

Q: Are you still working on Seth and Jay Vs. The Apocalypse?

EG: Yeah, we’re outlining it right now. We’re getting that going soon.

Q: What are your favorite aspects or clichés of the end of the world genres that you can play with?

EG: I mean, it’s very specific what we’re going for and it could change as we go along, but right now it’s like the apocalypse happens and it’s the Catholic one. Period. We’re still undecided but we’re pretty sure that the choice is strictly go with one version of the apocalypse and just stick to it. We think we’re going to stick with the Catholic apocalypse and just go with exactly what Catholics think would happen. What we just found so funny is it’s like the end of days occurs and then there’s the rapture. We’re just like what about all these other schmucks who get left behind? Initially it was just like imagine if the rapture happened, all of us Jewish writers would just be stuck here as the world went to hell. It’s not all Jews anymore but that was kind of the initial motivation. If the apocalypse happened, I would just be stuck on earth while hell comes to earth. That’s what some people are thinking is going to go down. And we’re not going to try to mock the Catholic interpretation of the Apocalypse. We’re just doing that one.

Q: I was thinking of all the Will Smith/Roland Emmerich type end of the world movies.

EG: We’re going with biblical apocalypse hardcore.

Q: But even with the character clichés, the wacky scientist, the screw-up who sacrifices himself for the greater good…

EG: In our movie they’re playing themselves. Seth Rogen is Seth Rogen.

Q: Did you write a movie without Seth?

EG: Yeah, me and Jay Baruchel wrote a movie called Goon being directed by Michael Dowse starring Sean William Scott, Liev Schrieber, Allison Pill and Eugene Levy. It’s a movie about a moronic guy who becomes a goon on a hockey team. They just filmed it up in Winnipeg. I went to the set for a little while. As a Canadian it’s really exciting.

Q: Jay is a part of your group, so is it a similar sense of humor as Seth?

EG: Oh, we’re very, very similar. The Apocalypse is going to be a great team-up though because he loves dark horror stuff like that. We don’t so we’ll be able to combine those two things.

Q: You and Seth were clearly screen junkies growing up. What movies did you own on VHS, back when that was rare?

EG: Spaceballs, Three Amigos, Terminator 2 until I wore it out and got another one and another one and another one. Young Guns. Really it was Spaceballs. I think Spaceballs is the greatest comedy ever.

That’s a bold statement, Mr. Goldberg.

The post Interview: Evan Goldberg Talks ‘Green Hornet’, Apocalypses, and ‘Spaceballs’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-evan-goldberg-talks-green-hornet-apocalypses-and-spaceballs/feed/ 1 evan-goldberg-hornet
10 Coolest Cars From Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-coolest-cars-from-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-coolest-cars-from-movies/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:16:05 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14536 The Green Hornet opens this Friday, and features Black Beauty: a tricked-out 1965 Chrysler Crown Imperial. The car looks pretty bad ass, but how does it stack up to other classic cinematic rides? Take a look at the list below and judge for yourself.

The post 10 Coolest Cars From Movies appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

When it comes to movies, hot girls and cars go together like Charlie Sheen and bad decisions. But the sad fact of the matter is, I’ve always been more impressed with the cars. Unlike with hot chicks, I might have a chance to touch the cars without ending up as the basis for and episode of “SVU.”

The Green Hornet opens this Friday, and features Black Beauty: a tricked-out 1965 Chrysler Crown Imperial. The car looks pretty bad ass, but how does it stack up to other classic cinematic rides? Take a look at the list below and judge for yourself.

See more Sony “Action Unleashed” DVDs!

Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger

Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 first appeared in Goldfinger, and was featured in several subsequent films. The car is awesome on its own, but Bond’s is loaded with special features; specifically, an ejector seat. How sweet is that for dates?

Fozzie’s Studebaker – The Muppet Movie

Fozzie inherits his car from an uncle who is hibernating. At first, it’s not much to look at. But Doctor Teeth and his band give the vehicle a psychedelic makeover.

The Interceptor – Mad Max 2 / Road Warrior

If you’re known as “The Road Warrior,” you better have an awesome car to back you up. Mad Max has just that. Unfortunately, The Interceptor doesn’t make it through the film.

The Mutt Cuts ‘Shaggin Wagon’ – Dumb & Dumber

Originally designed as a vehicle for Harry’s dog cutting gig, the boys end up using it on their journey to Denver. Clearly, a car like this gets all the bitches.

Herbie – The Love Bug

I don’t really like Herbie, but the damn thing has a mind of its own, so I have to respect it. Besides, when it comes to cars that are self-aware, it’s a billion times better than Christine.

The Deathmobile – Animal House

If your goal is to destroy a small town parade, there’s no better choice than the Deathmobile. Just look at that terrifying facade and tell me you aren’t frightened.

The Bluesmobile – The Blues Brothes

The Bluesmobile is part of one of the greatest car chases in film history, and takes more abuse than any car should have to take. It even manages to hang on until the very end, before completely falling apart. RIP.

Ectomobile – The Ghostbusters

If you need to catch and transport ghosts, your Ford Focus isn’t going to cut it. You need the Ectomobile.

Batmobile – Batman Returns

I chose the Batmobile from the Tim Burton films. That’s not a slight against the Nolan films, since the Tumbler is awesome. But Burton’s version actually looks like the classic Batmobile, so it edged out the competition.

The Delorean – Back to the Future

Say what you want about the Delorean’s style. Some people love it, and some people hate it. But once you factor a flux capacitor into the mix, it becomes the coolest car around, hands down.

The post 10 Coolest Cars From Movies appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-coolest-cars-from-movies/feed/ 12 green-hornet-Black Beauty Aston Martin DB5 with Sean Connery fozzy-bear-car roadwarrior-interceptor dumb-and-dumber-car herbie deathmobile bluesmobile_speaker_1974_dodge_monaco ghostbusters-car BatmanReturnsBatmobile13 back-to-the-future
The Green Hornet http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-green-hornet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-green-hornet/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 21:14:25 +0000 Reza F. DIRECTOR: Michel Gondry CAST: Seth Rogen; Jay Chou; Cameron Diaz; Christoph Waltz; Edward Furlong; Tom Wilkinson SYNOPSIS: By night, debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid fights crime as a masked superhero...

The post The Green Hornet appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

DIRECTOR: Michel Gondry

CAST: Seth Rogen; Jay Chou; Cameron Diaz; Christoph Waltz; Edward Furlong; Tom Wilkinson

SYNOPSIS: By night, debonair newspaper publisher Britt Reid fights crime as a masked superhero known at The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato.

The post The Green Hornet appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-green-hornet/feed/ 3 green-hornet
New ‘Green Hornet’ Trailer Busts Out Kato-Vision http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-green-hornet-trailer-busts-out-kato-vision/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-green-hornet-trailer-busts-out-kato-vision/#comments Sat, 20 Nov 2010 00:14:53 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=8845 The new theatrical trailer for The Green Hornet has a lot going for it. It's got lots of guns, cool cars, some hot chicks, and even a few jokes thrown in for good measure. But what most impressed me about the trailer was the "Kato Vision."

The post New ‘Green Hornet’ Trailer Busts Out Kato-Vision appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The new theatrical trailer for The Green Hornet has a lot going for it. It’s got lots of guns, cool cars, some hot chicks, and even a few jokes thrown in for good measure. But what most impressed me about the trailer was the “Kato-Vision.”

Apparently, the Green Hornet’s trusty sidekick, Kato, has the ability to see things in super-slow motion. This allows him a distinct advantage when fighting villains. I’m not sure if all Asians have this power, or just Kato. Either way, Panda Express has seen the last of me.

The Green Hornet buzzes into theaters January 14.

The post New ‘Green Hornet’ Trailer Busts Out Kato-Vision appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-green-hornet-trailer-busts-out-kato-vision/feed/ 0
‘The Green Hornet’ International Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-green-hornet-international-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-green-hornet-international-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 If you liked the domestic trailer for The Green Hornet, you'll love the new international trailer. It's basically the same as the domestic, except all references to freedom and democracy have been removed. The same goes for the scene where Seth Rogen wraps himself in an American flag and takes a dump on a map of the world. Other than that, it's pretty much the same.Watch the international trailer for the The Green Hornet after the jump.

The post ‘The Green Hornet’ International Trailer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

If you liked the domestic trailer for The Green Hornet, you’ll love the new international trailer. It’s basically the same as the domestic, except all references to freedom and democracy have been removed. The same goes for the scene where Seth Rogen wraps himself in an American flag and takes a dump on a map of the world. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same.

Watch the international trailer for the The Green Hornet after the jump.

The post ‘The Green Hornet’ International Trailer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-green-hornet-international-trailer/feed/ 0
‘The Green Hornet’ Trailer Has Hollywood a Buzz (Sorry) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-green-hornet-trailer-has-hollywood-a-buzz-sorry/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-green-hornet-trailer-has-hollywood-a-buzz-sorry/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Sorry, I'm addicted to onamonapia and bad puns.The official trailer for The Green Hornet is out, which is more than I can say for a certain New England Patriots' quarterback (all your supermodel and hot-actress baby mommas don't fool me, Tomás).In the film, the protagonist, Britt Reid (Seth Rogan), is a millionaire playboy who is forced to give up his hard-partying ways in order to fight crime. If that sounds familiar, it's probably because it's the same plot as Iron Man, Batman and every other superhero movie you've ever seen. But in a twist reminiscent of my high school chemistry class, Reid lets his Asian friend Kato (Jay Chou) do all the hard work, and basically just goes along for the ride.It's not a stereotype if it really happened.Watch The Green Hornet take credit for Kato's hard work after the jump.

The post ‘The Green Hornet’ Trailer Has Hollywood a Buzz (Sorry) appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Sorry, I’m addicted to onamonapia and bad puns.

The official trailer for The Green Hornet is out, which is more than I can say for a certain New England Patriots’ quarterback (all your supermodel and hot-actress baby mommas don’t fool me, Tomás).

In the film, the protagonist, Britt Reid (Seth Rogan), is a millionaire playboy who is forced to give up his hard-partying ways in order to fight crime. If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s the same plot as Iron Man, Batman and every other superhero movie you’ve ever seen. But in a twist reminiscent of m high school chemistry class, Reid lets his Asian friend Kato (Jay Chou) do all the hard work, and basically just goes along for the ride.

It’s not a stereotype if it really happened.

Watc The Green Hornet take credit for Kato’s hard work after the jump.

The post ‘The Green Hornet’ Trailer Has Hollywood a Buzz (Sorry) appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-green-hornet-trailer-has-hollywood-a-buzz-sorry/feed/ 1
Seth Rogen Blows Sh*t Up In First Official Look at ‘The Green Hornet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/seth-rogen-blows-sht-up-in-first-official-look-at-the-green-hornet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/seth-rogen-blows-sht-up-in-first-official-look-at-the-green-hornet/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Though the trailer isn't set to premiere until tonight, we've got a duo of official photos from Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet. The photos show a slimmed-down Seth Rogen as the Hornet and Jay Chou's Kato in action. In the first, we see the boys running away from a massive explosion in full action hero mode. In the second, we see Kato with his gun trained at someone in what looks like a Benihana restaurant. A word to the wise, you throw broccoli at Jay Chou's face, you risk losing your face.What's missing is Gondry's trademark loopy art direction. I don't see yarn or cardboard in either of these. There's not even any macaroni art. Somebody had better swede this movie immediately.SEE SETH ROGEN: ACTION STAR AFTER THE JUMP...

The post Seth Rogen Blows Sh*t Up In First Official Look at ‘The Green Hornet’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Though the trailer isn’t set to premiere until tonight, we’ve got a duo of official photos from Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet. The photos show a slimmed-down Seth Rogen as the Hornet and Jay Chou‘s Kato in action. In the first, we see the boys running away from a massive explosion in full action hero mode. In the second, we see Kato with his gun trained at someone in what looks like a Benihana restaurant. A word to the wise, you throw broccoli at Jay Chou’s face, you risk losing your face.

What’s missing is Gondry’s trademark loopy art direction. I don’t see yarn or cardboard in either of these. There’s not even any macaroni art. Somebody had better swede this movie immediately.

SEE SETH ROGEN: ACTION STAR AFTER THE JUMP…

 

(via /Film)

The post Seth Rogen Blows Sh*t Up In First Official Look at ‘The Green Hornet’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/seth-rogen-blows-sht-up-in-first-official-look-at-the-green-hornet/feed/ 0