Monday, July 26, 2010

An Epic of Epic Epicness

I like that line, but I feel like we're living in a new Studio Age, like the old ones from the olden times, when guys like Jerry Lewis made movie after movie after movie and none of them were any different from the rest. Or Elvis for that matter. Cheap schlock thrown together to make money. And usually quite funny, I must admit. The new stuff. Not Lewis or Elvis.

The new Brat Pack, or Pothead Pack, or Pack of Punks or whatever they've been dubbed is everywhere with a new movie every third Thursday. Apatow, Will Ferrell, that other guy. You know, the one trying to make movies like Apatow or Ferrell? And they have a rotating group of stable boys. And in this one, Jason Schwartzman will play a dick, like he does in every movie he's in. And Steve Carrell will play a schmuck. And Paul Rudd will play a weasel who wants to be good. And that tall goofy guy from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" will play a tall goofy guy.

Now here comes Michael Cera in another role that only Michael Cera could play, because the two chubby Apotow staples were busy,  you know, the two fat cutesy pothead boys who say foul things and it's funny, and one of them lost weight and they made fun of that in an inside joke in that one movie that also had Adam Sandler in it? The one about the funny boys? HAHAHAHAHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasplat.

But when you need over-the-top ineptness when it comes to being a confident lady's man, you need Michael Cera, who will execute his duties in this film with stunning accuracy to his previously similar roles.

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  • Cera, the kid from Adventurelan/Zombieland, and the McLovin dude can only play the same dudes. Even John Heder has a problem not being Napoleon. I think there is a lot of money to so type cast because they are funny when in the right typecast.

    Your write up btw was epic. Thank you!

    By Anonymous Howie, at July 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

  • Can't help it, kinda have a teenage girl crush on Cera.

    By Anonymous dirtsister, at July 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

  • I adore your new banner. And shame on you for tricking me into watching that lame freaking trailer. :)

    By Anonymous adchick, at July 26, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

  • and it was directed by the venerable Edgar Wright, who can do no wrong.

    By Anonymous vinny warren, at July 28, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

  • I think Jerry Lewis' movies are some of the best and funniest movies ever made. Martin and Lewis were movie kings in the 50's and Lewis himself a movie king in the 60's.
    Perhaps the mindless dribble that Hollywood now dishes out on a daily basis is what has your mind so tethered and bitter.

    By Anonymous Greg, at July 31, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

  • To each his own, Greg. Tethered and bitter, though? Just because I don't like Jerry Lewis? Leave a link next time so I can drop in on your blog and take some shots.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at July 31, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

  • No, not just because you don't like Jerry Lewis. Your whole post makes you sound bitter. But yes, to each their own.
    Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, comedy is in the heart of the clown. Hollywood just don't make clowns the way they used to---I'm just saying.
    BTW, I don't have a blog. Here is my email if it'll help you:

    Have a nice day :)

    By Anonymous Greg, at July 31, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

  • Can we agree on Bill Murray?

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at July 31, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

  • Sure, you betcha!

    By Anonymous Greg, at July 31, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

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