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Report: Les Grossman will get his own movie to the big screen…

As long as you’re Tom Cruise, you can get whatever you want. Les Grossman is a character from Ben Stiller’s, “Tropic Thunder”. The character was played by Tom Cruise. Even if the character was in the movie for just a small role, the character became a hit. Later on, Tom expressed interest in wanting to play the character more with the permission of Ben Stiller, since Ben is the one that created the character. Well, look like Ben Stiller is cool with Tom playing Les Grossman more, ’cause Paramount made it official that a Les Grossman movie is coming to the big screen.

More on it here:

http://www.collider.com/2010/06/09/les-grossman-movie-tom-cruise-ben-stiller-paramount-pictures/

Very cool. I loved Tropic Thunder and I thought Les Grossman was a cool character. This could be a funny movie if made right.

Although I have a feeling that the Les Grossman movie might possibly be about him dancing on stage or in a nightclub. Tom sure knows how to dance.

Kev

Report: Tom Cruise wants to play Les Grossman more…but will the character get his own spinoff movie?

Tom Cruise loves playing the Les Grossman character so much (a character he plays in Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder”) that he wants to play the character much more.

In this article, Cruise doesn’t say whether Les Grossman will get his own movie where the character is the lead but Cruise does want to do short videos with the character, like for youtube and stuff like that. Cruise says he needs to speak with Ben Stiller first, before he moves forward with the character because Les Grossman is Stiller’s creation.

Tom Cruise’s next film is titled “Valkyrie” a Nazi World War II flick directed by Bryan Singer which is about a group of German officers out to kill Adolf Hitler, the film comes out Christmas day.

Tom also appeared on a new episode of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno last night where he talked about the Les Grossman character and Valkyrie. Tom was actually a good boy on Jay Leno last night. He didn’t talk about Scientology or didn’t do any couch jumping or nothing like that, Tom was actually decent on Leno last night.

More on it here:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b72924_tom_cruise_more_of_les_grossman_in_works.html

Hmmmm…will Les Grossman appear on stage at the Golden Globes to pick up his award? Will Grossman present an award at the Oscars?

This is a great character Tom plays, although I don’t like him too much. Les Grossman in “Tropic Thunder” is fucking hilarious, you gotta see it.

Kev

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: Ben Stiller beats down Batman witih “Tropic Thunder”…

Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” has just topped the box office this weekend, bringing Batman down to no. 2. Batman couldn’t stay no. 1 for the 5th week in a row, I guess. “Tropic Thunder” made a whopping $26 million.

The Associated Press reports:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jb68x_tOGx8QHjI0Cr6C-Vy79OGgD92K6GF01

I wouldn’t blame the “retard” content in the film only making $26 million that turned people off of watching the film. I think the main reason the film only made $26 million is that most people have been staying home watching the Olympics since the Olympics ratings have been so high. If the Olympics didn’t happen at all this year, I’m sure “Tropic Thunder” would have made a lot more.

Kev

Report: Ben Stiller beats down Batman witih “Tropic Thunder”…

Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder” has just topped the box office this weekend, bringing Batman down to no. 2. Batman couldn’t stay no. 1 for the 5th week in a row, I guess. “Tropic Thunder” made a whopping $26 million.

The Associated Press reports:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jb68x_tOGx8QHjI0Cr6C-Vy79OGgD92K6GF01

I wouldn’t blame the “retard” content in the film only making $26 million that turned people off of watching the film. I think the main reason the film only made $26 million is that most people have been staying home watching the Olympics since the Olympics ratings have been so high. If the Olympics didn’t happen at all this year, I’m sure “Tropic Thunder” would have made a lot more.

Kev

Report: The Special Olympics goes to war against Ben Stiller, demands boycott on “Tropic Thunder” film…

The Special Olympics officials, a sports group made for people with dissabilities and with mentally retardation is at war against Ben Stiller for his newest directed film “Tropic Thunder” which Stiller also stars the leading role in, the film also stars Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

The president of the Special Olympics is demanding the film to not get released at all and get boycotted. What they are upset about is that the film makes fun of people with dissabilities, autism, mentally retardation, etc. The film has a character named Simple Jack who has dissabilities and the characters in the film make fun of him by calling him “retard” and other harsh names.

Dreamworks responded back saying the film never intentionally to hurt people with dissabilities, then he goes on saying the film is supposed to be full of over the top humor with innapropriate situations for humor and laughs.

“Tropic Thunder” is a film about three men making a war film. The film hits theaters everywhere this Wednesday.

More on it here:

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Disability_Groups_Boycott_Against_Tropic_Thunder_21935.html

I predict that the Special Olympics will not be successful with this. Hollywood will not ditch the film because some phonies don’t want it released.

If you don’t like the content, don’t watch it.

I plan to see “Tropic Thunder” this Thursday on my day off of work, I will review it too and looking forward to seeing it.

Kev