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Film Review: Tropic Thunder

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey

Directed by: Ben Stiller

 

So I went to the mall today and finally got around to seeing the movie “Tropic Thunder” directed by Ben Stiller who also stars the leading role himself. The movie is basically about three men Tugg Speedman (Stiller), Kirk Lazarus (Downey Jr.) and Jeff Portnoy (Black) are making a high budget war movie, things in the film they were making were going so good until freak accidents happen during the making of the film. The three film makers are attacked and Speedman have been kidnapped by their enemies called The Flaming Dragon gang which is a gang that makes heroine drugs.

Jack Black’s character Jeff Portnoy is a heroine addict and all he thinks about is doing heroine, he was half scared and half excited going to the Dragons village where they make heroine ’cause he couldn’t wait to get his hands on some. Their film making ways get turned into real life and the actors are forced to portray their characters in real life instead of film in order to get out of the jungle to survive from the evil Dragon gang.

My thoughts on the film? It is one of the most funniest comedies in a long time, it was outrageous. I think it’s Ben Stiller’s best flick by far. He did a great job with this one. Most of Ben Stiller’s directed movies haven’t been all that great but “Tropic Thunder” is actually a really good one. Very good imagination and very good storytelling, pretty original I must say.

I know I said I hate Tom Cruise, but his character was actually really good in this. Tom Cruise plays a character name Lee Grossman which he is bald and fat, wears glasses, and has a beard and mustache in this one. Tom Cruise uses a lot of profanity and nasty talk in this character. Most people calls Tom Cruise’s role in this film a cameo, but it’s actually more than a cameo. Cruise is pretty much throughout the entire film, he’s pretty much a co-star, not a cameo.

Of course, Stiller is always having surprise cameos in his flicks, this one had Tobey Maguire, Jon Voight, Lance Bass, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tyra Banks and more.

This film is extremely entertaining. Great job Ben!!!

Score for “Tropic Thunder” = **** (4 stars as in excellent)

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. on the Dark Knight, “Fuck DC Comics” he says…

Robert Downey Jr. recently saw “The Dark Knight” himself, and he surprisingly enough is not a fan of the film, he has some harsh words to say about Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” film…read here:

Which apparently was not the case with the other big summer movie “The Dark Knight”. “My whole thing is that that I saw ‘The Dark Knight’. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smart. It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ I loved ‘The Prestige’ but didn’t understand ‘The Dark Knight’. Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it. This is so high brow and so f–king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? F-ck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.”

When he says, “they need to make him the badguy”, I think we all know he’s referring to Heath Ledger’s Joker although he doesn’t say it in the interview. I think what Robert means is that he wants the Joker in the new film, be more evil and intense, not being all happy and laughing.

Read the rest of the interview here:

http://www.moviehole.net/200814729-interview-robert-downey-jr-2

Look like Robert is definitely more of a Marvel fan than DC Comics.

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to star as “Sherlock Holmes” directed by Guy Ritchie…

Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. has signed on and confirmed a deal to star in Guy Ritchie’s version of the “Sherlock Holmes” movie. Robert will be playing the legendary fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. The film will begin shooting in October and the script was written by Anthony Peckham.

There is another Sherlock Holmes movie in the works but the other one will be a slapstick comedy version which will star Sascha Baron Cohen as Sherlock Holmes and will star alongside Will Ferrell. So we get two Sherlock Holmes movies on the way. One serious one and the other is a comedy version.

Robert next stars in Ben Stiller’s comedy “Tropic Thunder” which he plays a black man filming a war movie, it also stars Jack Black.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/VR1117988699.html

I’m glad for Robert going for bigger roles. He’s always been a talented actor.

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr’s next role after “Iron Man”…in talks to star in “Cowboys and Aliens”…

Robert Downey Jr is in negotiations with Dreamworks/Universal to star the lead in “Cowboys and Aliens”, a mix of sci fi and western. The film aims to get a release date in 2010. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing. “Cowboys and Aliens” will be adapted from the popular graphic novel by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley.

Robert Downey Jr. will play a gunglinger named Zeke Jackson, who is set in a battle between the Apache and the Western settlers, suddenly a spaceship crashes into the prairie near Silver City, Arizona. The aliens has invaded the town, and the cowboys and Indians must join forces to battle against the aliens.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ia3b683089f36e7ebde26c1a3f035bb2f

Hmmmm…it sounds like Robert is going for another huge blockbuster hit, and this sounds like a family popcorn action flick as well. I can’t blame him since after the huge success of “Iron Man”.

Have I got the feeling that Ron Howard will direct this flick too?

Kev

 

Report: The Hef wants Robert Downey Jr. for Hugh Hefner biopic film…

Hugh Hefner the owner of the Playboy empire has just seen “Iron Man” recently and The Hef loved the film too much, that he’d think Robert Downey Jr. would be perfect to play himself in the upcoming Hugh Hefner biopic film. Currently the title to the Hugh Hefner biopic is “Playboy” but I’m sure it will be changed to a better title down the road.

Hugh Hefner grew up in Chicago where he began as a cartoonist, then he moved to Califonia to launch Playboy after he came up with the idea for the magazine, of course, the business started off small which grew into a huge empire like it is now. The first celebrity to appear nude in the magazine was of course no one other than Marilyn Monroe for the first Playboy issue.

More on the story here:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/966161,CST-NWS-hef23.article

What a really good choice for Hugh Hefner! I always thought Robert Downey Jr. reminded me of a young Hef.

The question is, will the real Hugh Hefner play himself in the movie when the Hugh character in the film reaches his own age? That be quite a surprise if the film give Hugh himself an acting role.

Hugh Hefner deserves his own biopic. While he is a rich man who owns an empire, he seems like a very nice and down to earth man who doesn’t have any ego in him at all.

A man like Hugh who can stay alive this long deserves all the respect. Hugh Hefner is the man and always will be!

Kev