Get Him to the Greek

Nicholas Stoller directed both Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. I liked both of those movies to varying degrees. I found Get Him to the Greek to be an enjoyable enough romp, but I thought Forgetting Sarah Marshall was one of the top few comedies of the decade. I would be interested enough in his next project no matter what it was. So when I look over the cast that has been announced for this one so far, I start to feel myself go from interested to fanboy meltdown. Stoller and Jason Segel, the same team that wrote both of the previously mentioned films, wrote the script. Personally, I’ll see anything that Jason Segel has a creative credit on. I find the man to be completely charming and his upcoming film The Muppets is something that I’m just giddy over. Segel is set to star in this one alongside my current crush Emily Blunt (who I’m watching flashing leg on Conan the very moment I type this). It tells the tale of the high and low points of a relationship, hopefully less depressingly than Blue Valentine did. But whichever way they go, I have faith that they’ll find a way to tell the story with humor and heart. Community’s Allison Brie has already signed on to play Blunt’s younger sister, and that’s great because she’s funny and pretty. Tell me all of this and I’m already on board. Adding in the new news is some delicious icing […]

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In most years of film one can logically find a common theme amongst a decent number of pictures to apply a label that sort of embodies what that year may represent in hindsight. Such as, the year of the Animated Film if a bunch of strong animated pictures were released, or the year of Jude Law if Jude Law did stuff, or the year of the R-Rated sex comedy if there were a bunch of films that made you remember you’re comically bad at sex.

The theme is usually something very superficial and easy to locate, unlike certain things difficult to locate that make you comically bad at sex. However, I’m somewhat of an introspective individual. I don’t like to buy into simply what’s on the surface. I like things to mean more. I like the potential of finding something connective between some generally unrelated material.

Basically what I’m saying is I like to make shit up for the purpose of entertaining journalism. Yet, despite my reaching deep into the abyss of irrelevance I have come back with the knowledge that a handful of pictures from 2010 contain something substantial about them, or contained within them that does work metaphorically as strong advice about particular relationship situations, or sexual inadequacies or troubles.

The fact that I found them in films ranging from children’s fare to horror pictures obviously says more about the film industry than my obsession with finding sex in everything.

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Join us each week as Rob Hunter takes a look at new DVD releases and gives his highly unqualified opinion as to which titles are worth BUYing, which are better off as RENTals, and which should be AVOIDed at all costs. And remember, these listings and category placements are meant as informational conversation starters only. But you can still tell Hunter how wrong he is in the comment section below. This week sees a handful of older flicks seeing their DVD debut or reissue including the terrifying Dark Night Of the Scarecrow, the silly Private Eyes, and the ridiculously bad Madman. There are also a bunch of rentables this week including Iron Man 2, The Killer Inside Me, Rich Man Poor Man, and more.

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Drinking Games

Aside from seeing Kristen Bell in a bikini and Mila Kunis’s breasts in an arguably fake snapshot, we can all agree that Russell Brand was the best thing about Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Now you can see more of him in the Blu-ray and DVD release of Get Him to the Greek. And while you may not have Jonah Hill to keep you in line, you can have fun to rival an evening with Aldous Snow by enjoying this drinking game while watching the film.

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This Week in Blu-ray

Even in the midst of the madness that is Fantastic Fest, I’m here to bring you the best high-definition disc buys, rents and well… avoids in This Week in Blu-ray. I wouldn’t miss another opportunity to write about my own favorite super hero, Iron Man, or the chance to talk about the feel-good movie of the year (Babies). And perhaps throw in a few titles from last week’s selection, including that big mess of a film that Ridley Scott put out earlier this year and something about a family, modern or otherwise. It’s a big week in Blu-ray, so lets get started… …right after the jump, that is.

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This week, on a very special Reject Radio, Scott Weinberg drops by and watches the Philadelphia Flyers game.

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Shrek Box Office

Princes from Persia and Cougars from the City couldn’t take Shrek down, so no one was expecting talking dogs, annoying killers, genetic mutations, or even British rock stars to get the job done, either.

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These Walls are Furry

You wouldn’t know it if you aren’t a top-ranking member of the FSR staff, but it’s been a busy week around here.

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr grades four new films: Get Him to the Greek, Splice, Marmaduke and Killers.

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Get Him to the Greek

Thinking about seeing Get Him to the Greek this weekend? Allow the first five minutes to show you what you might be in for, including a little appearance by an African white space Christ.

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Part odd-couple buddy comedy, part adult road trip flick, ‘Get Him To the Greek’ is ‘My Favorite Year’ remade for people who like their ass splashed with toilet water while f*cking. If you don’t laugh your ass off I can only assume it’s because you’re intentionally trying not to dislodge a heroin balloon.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Neil makes a triumphant return to the Magical Studio in the Sky and celebrates the occassion by seeing one of the four movies opening this week. Sadly, Kevin is not that much farther ahead, having only seen one and 9/10th of another due to a freak lightning storm.

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Box Office: Get Him to the Greek

This weekend at the box office, Shrek faces a four-on-one onslaught of newcomers, each backed by a different genre, and each bringing their own demographic. In the end, they all agree DREN is pretty damn cute.

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Jonah Hill and Nicholas Stoller making Get Him to the Greek

We sit down with Nicholas Stoller, writer/director of Get Him to the Greek, and his good friend and collaborator Jonah Hill, to talk about making comedy, spin-offs involving Paul Krugman and what it takes to make movies with friends.

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June 2010 Movie Guide

Now that American Idol and Lost are over, you have the entire month of June free for movies. What the hell are you going to watch?

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Jonah Hill in Get Him to the Greek

To answer the question, nothing. At least, that’s what we’re telling airline officials in this new red band trailer for Universal’s upcoming comedy Get Him to the Greek.

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It’s Friday, and that means that it is time to take a look at This Week in Movie Posters. This week we have lost art for Inglorious Basterds, Kick-Ass, Russell Brand, creepy kids and a fascinating look behind the scenes of poster creation.

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Universal Pictures has provided us with the trailer, photo gallery and poster for Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller’s next comedy, Get Him to the Greek, which spins off the character of Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). And well, it’s pretty damned funny.

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MTV has posted a brand new video from the set of the upcoming comedy Get Him to the Greek, which will see the return of Russell Brand as his out-of-control rock star alter-ego Aldous Snow, a role that he played in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

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I’m not usually one for spin-offs, so then why am I this damn excited about Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, and Emily Blunt in the supposed spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall?

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