Screen Junkies » wet hot american summer http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:02:10 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Netflix Signs On For A Long ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-signs-on-for-a-long-wet-hot-american-summer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/netflix-signs-on-for-a-long-wet-hot-american-summer/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 20:31:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261846 Comedy nerds, your binge watch dreams have come true.

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It’s been a decade-long struggle to bring a 90-minute Wet Hot American Summer sequel to fruition and now Netflix, the patron saint of comedy nerds, has a better idea – create several more hours instead. The streaming service is in talks with David Wain and Michael Showalter to develop a ten-episode prequel series that sees the 40-year old cast looking even more ridiculous in their attempts to play teenagers. Much like the cast of The Vampire Diaries.

Having dealt with large ensembles of increasingly popular actors, Netflix is taking a page from their Arrested Development book and making each episode more character-centric. This means that Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper can continue their successful film careers while Christopher Meloni films scenes of fridge-humping.

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In A Nod To Javier Bardem’s ‘Skyfall’ Hair: 15 Instances Of Awesomely-Bad Movie Wigs http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/in-a-nod-to-javier-bardems-skyfall-hair-15-instances-of-awesomely-bad-movie-wigs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/in-a-nod-to-javier-bardems-skyfall-hair-15-instances-of-awesomely-bad-movie-wigs/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:41:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=247311 Bad hair day? More like bad hair (whatever the duration of principal photography is)! AmIRight?

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Poor Javier Bardem. Such a handsome Spaniard, often buried under a wig that looks like a dead animal. He made a name for himself as Anton Chigurh, the Dutch Boy-haircutted psycho in No Country for Old Men, and will be reappearing before audiences worldwide as Silva, the big bad in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.

While Bardem has appeared in many acclaimed films between the two, it‘s clear from the set pics of Skyfall that he appeals to mainstream audiences only when befitted with a terrible, terrible wig.

Of course, it’s not that strange a phenomenon. Some of the most lauded roles in Hollywood have been played by actors and actresses in terrible wigs. However, there is a definite hurdle to clear when wigs go from “terrible” to “terribly awesome.” Let this list serve as an inexhaustive inventory of the latter. Bad hairstyles that manage to go all the way around and be great again.

Let’s go through this list and appreciate bad hair, so long as we don’t have to wear it or date it.

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9 Worst Movie Babysitters Besides Jonah Hill http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-worst-movie-babysitters-besides-jonah-hill/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-worst-movie-babysitters-besides-jonah-hill/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2011 17:33:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239268 What could possibly go wrong?

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In The Sitter, Jonah Hill stars as a college student on a suspension who is talked into watching his neighbor’s children. The problem is that the kids are monsters (not literally) and he’d much rather be having sex with his girlfriend. So, he takes the little sh*ts to a party in Manhattan where he can knock boots and the kids can get exposed to psychopathic drug dealers and urban music. Do you know what happens next? Hijinks, you guys.

Though he does sound like a pretty irresponsible care-giver, he’s not nearly as bad as the so-called authority figures on this list.

Buck Russell – Uncle Buck

The problem here is that he’s a total lout. He swears, drinks, smokes cigars, drives a death trap, and punches clowns in the face. Though he’s rough around the edges, Uncle Buck’s Buck Russell really does love his nieces and nephew. Having trouble with a teacher at school? He’ll tell her off so harshly it shatters her world. Need to eat a giant pancake? He’s your man. Got some notorious cherry popper trying to get into your pants? He’ll kidnap him and then give him brain damage by beaning him with golf balls. The dude deserved it for wearing that lame beret.

Chet Donnelly – Weird Science

There are probably better candidates for running the household in your absence than a crazed wannabe Marine. Chet Donnelly isn’t just gung-ho and stupid. He’s equally as sadistic. And this is a pretty gung-ho and stupid guy we’re talking about here. When left in charge, he bullies his younger brother, extorts money from him, and even holds a firearm to his head. Dude definitely deserved a set of elephant balls.

Mrs. Baylock – The Omen

You can’t accuse Mrs. Baylock of not caring about the boy she nannies for. If anything, she’s a little too into her job. A devout Satanist, Baylock is the perfect choice to watch over Damien, the son of Satan. These two get along like gangbusters. However, she loses points for killing Damien’s mom and attempting to kill his father. In a field like that, good references are key, so don’t kill your employers.

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Space Junk: 5 Movie Satellites That Could Kill Us All http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/space-junk-5-movie-satellites-that-could-kill-us-all/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/space-junk-5-movie-satellites-that-could-kill-us-all/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:37:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229576 I advise that you go outside and fire wildly into the sky.

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In case you hadn’t heard, NASA has plans to kill some of us this weekend. A 12,500-pound satellite has fallen out of orbit and is expected to splinter into 26 pieces during re-entry. Those pieces could spread out in a 500-mile path that will crash somewhere in North America. Which sucks because I live there.

NASA seems confident that the risks to human life are extremely small. However, if movies have taught me anything it is that satellites can be extremely dangerous. They can be used to cripple world economies, spy on Will Smith, and even raise the dead. So, please enjoy your last moments on Earth with these 5 movie satellites that could kill us all.

Scoop VII – The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain points out the inherent dangerous side effect of sending something into space. Namely, Space Rabies. When the Scoop VII satellite crashes into a New Mexico town, it brings a deadly virus with it referred to as The Andromeda Strain. Great. I’m worried enough about Earth viruses. Am I going to have to worry about alien ones now too?

Unnamed Satellite – Night Of The Living Dead

Okay. If the idea of a space virus sounds far-fetched, how about the much more realistic possibility of harmful radiation from space? Could happen, right? In the case of Night of the Living Dead, harmful radiation from a downed satellite causes the Earth’s dead to rise from their graves and begin eating the living. Which I really hope can’t happen and doesn’t happen this weekend. I have plans to go see the Descendents.

SkyLab – Wet Hot American Summer

A piece of NASA’s SkyLab (the original space junk) threatens the campers at Camp Firewood. Luckily, an astrophysics associate professor from the local college is on the scene and shows the campers how to build a device that will protect them from certain doom. However, it’s unclear whether or not SkyLab returned with any space viruses that raise the dead. But I kinda hope it did. That would be an awesome sequel.

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Director Talks Prequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wet-hot-american-summer-director-talks-prequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wet-hot-american-summer-director-talks-prequel/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:54:34 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217195 Let's all pretend that the reason Chris Meloni is leaving "Law & Order: SVU" is to perfect his portrayal of Gene, the shell-shocked Vietnam vet.

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It’s highly unlikely and wildly unnecessary, nonetheless, since it’s one of the funniest and most absurd films in the past decade, let’s hear director David Wain out on his thoughts for a Wet Hot American Summer prequel:

“The prequel would be the same summer so they would be 20 years old for the part yeah, but not younger. So it would be 40-year olds playing 16-year olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”

I liked the concept of 30-something actors playing 16 year-olds in the first one, so it stands to reason that I’m downright giddy about their 40 year-old selves revisiting their idiosyncratic characters.

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Of course, we’d also like an “Arrested Development” film and for the guys behind Pirates of the Carribean to knock that crap off, but it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. The original Wet Hot featured familiar, but not-yet-famous actors such at Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Molly Shannon. Of that group, I would hazard a guess that Molly Shannon is 100% available, and the other actors might be a bit more of a chore to tie down.

Let’s imagine how great this would be if it happened, then adjust expectations. Frankly, I don’t see why they would even need to use the same actors. The cast was largel unknown when the original was released and Wain & Co. seemed to do pretty well with them.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go fondle my sweaters.

 

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