Here's the trailer for Bernie, a dark comedy that re-teams Dazed and Confused and School of Rock director Richard Linklater with Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey. The film is based on the true story of Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede, a gay former mortician who became constant companion to a wealthy, 81-year-old widow, and then murdered her with a rifle--a meant-to-be-wacky concept Linklater seems to grant levity only through kooky music and the sheer will of McConaughey's glasses, accent, and occasionally-backwards tie.
Sorry, Richard Linklater, but I could tell the execution was sort of dull as soon as it made me think, "Didn't Drowning Mona do this better?" I, like everyone besides maybe Bette Midler, have not remembered Drowning Mona's existence for at least a decade, and now I'm using it as a point of comparison? That is not a good sign.
If Robin Williams can go from hammy, popular comic actor and cartoon voice to creepy guy, why not Jack Black? Why not indeed, says Jack Black's agent and Richard Linklater. According to THR, Black will make his give-me-an-Oscar-maybe? transition with Bernie, teaming with his Sc... / Continue →
While Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, and Nicole Kidman have, respectively, been involved in a Disney musical, a male stripper showcase, and the second-most lurid depiction of Batman to date (Batman & Robin had the nipple suit, after all), you have yet to see what may be their ... / Continue →
Here's the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, a fantastical film that stars Channing Tatum as a man capable of wielding the sorcery of taking his shirt off. Loosely based on Tatum's own experiences in the days before becoming an adequate lead in mawkish romances,... / Continue →