Here’s the trailer for what looks like a hilarious prospect. This Is The End is, (in case you haven’t already guessed), an end-of-the-world film with a slight difference as it stars James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jason Segel, Michael Cera and Jay Burachel as themselves. Struggling to survive through the apocalyptic end which seems to involve aliens.
When the third series of Eastbound & Down ended earlier this year it was assumed the hit show starring Danny Mcbride had finished for good. But, keeping in mind that golden rule about assuming nothing when it comes to the world of TV, HBO officially announced today that the series will now return for a surprise fourth season for only eight episodes, which will be broadcast next year.
Mcbride and show co-creator Jody Hill have always maintained that they had no intention of ‘stringing‘ the series out and just last year Hill suggested that a trilogy of seasons seemed like the most natural way to conclude the story of Kenny Powers. Without going into any spoilers the end of series three pretty much neatly wrapped things up for the chaotic baseball pitcher, but when you’ve got a hit series on your hands, high ratings, a solid fanbase and the possibility of making even more money, why say no.
The newest series of the hit black comedy Eastbound & Down is set to be broadcast in the States on February 19th, so expect it to pop up on British TV soon after.
What we do know is that Kenny ‘f@cking’ Powers is back on American terrafirma after his last adventure down in Mexico. This time he’s managed to find himself a place on a baseball team in Southern Carolina called the Myrtle Beach Mermen and has a new best friend Shane, played by Jason Sudeikis, (Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses), and Will Ferrell and Matthew McConaughey will reprise their roles from previous seasons.
We can feel the excitement building…we can feel it all the way down to our plums…gettin’ all swollen with a light blue hue to them!
Here’s the red band, (which means fruity language is included), trailer for the latest Jesse Eisenberg movie. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed performance in David Fincher’s The Social Network comes this low budget comedy 30 Minutes Or Less which also stars Danny McBride and the ever watchable Aziz Ansari.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, (Zombieland), it involves the kidnapping of a pizza delivery boy by two crooks who strap explosives to his chest and instruct him to rob a bank or he’ll be blown to smitherens. Paniced and fearing the worst he enlists the help of his ex-best friend and hilarity ensues.
The plot of this movie is actually loosely based on a real event in 2003, which involved 46 year-old Brian Wells who was abducted while delivering pizza and forced to wear a bomb around his neck and was ordered to rob a bank by his kidnappers. Unlike the movie above, this story was devoid of any form of hilarity and unfortunately resulted in the death of Wells.
Yeah…not so funny now, eh? But enjoy the trailer above, the movie looks like a total hoot!
This here’s a new feature aboard our fine Internet faring vessel, where the crew cherry pick an old movie or TV series which they think would be perfect for a remake. This week we look at the 80s classic Simon & Simon.
Starring Gerald McRaney (Jericho, One Tree Hill, the A-Team remake) and Jameson Parker, (The Bell Jar, White Dog), as two brothers, the complete polar opposite of each other, who go into business together running a private investigation firm out of San Diego.
Rick, the older Simon brother, is a stetson wearing, Vietnam veteran who loves beer, bikini clad women and his powered up pick-up truck, whereas AJ went to college, invested his money, wears suits, is well read and drives a shiny sports car. At work AJ does everything by the book whereas Rick prefers a more unconventional approach to solving cases. Their differences even went as far as their preferred weapon of choice with Rick obviously settling for the bigger hand cannon of the two, a .44 Magnum.
Apart from having a catchy, breezy theme tune the series also had two crossover episodes with Magnum P.I.
The constant arguing and conflicting banter between the two lead characters is what really made this series a success. This premise alone merits a movie remake probably with the likes of Sam Rockwell or Timothy Oliphant in the role of the redneck Rick and Bradley Cooper or even Ryan Reynolds as the dapper AJ. We can only hope.