I’ve come to really admire director Quentin Dupieux, the man behind the films Rubber and Wrong. I love the way he both respects rules and throws them out the window on a regular basis. He goes where his ideas take him, and I find his movies to be tremendously entertaining as a result. I don’t know if I’ve laughed so consistently at any mainstream comedy this year as I did at Wrong.
So he’s the guy I want to see putting Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder in a rat suit. The reason — inasmuch as Dupiex needs one, which is to say “there is no reason” — is the film Realite, which Dupiex has just completed. That’s one of two recently finished films, actually, the other being Wrong Cops, which was previewed at Cannes this past spring. Get some more info on both films below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
How do you sell a movie that’s earned the dubious distinction of having one of the highest walkout rates in recent Sundance memory? Well, if you’re the marketing team behind Rick Alverson‘s The Comedy, by defiantly playing up the horrified reactions in your own trailer.
Starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Comedy is a super dark, super dry look at the exquisite pain of being a young(ish) wealthy white dude in America. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Amongst bloggers, Sundance interviews can be a controversial topic. On one hand, you’re given unprecedented access to the stars and filmmakers behind what are potentially some of the biggest films of the year. Doing so, however, means seeing fewer movies, because huge chunks of time must be devoted to traveling to and from interview locations, which are often remote and incredibly loud.
Generally, we here at /Film let the movies do the talking when it comes to Sundance. But as a huge fan of the comedy duo known as Tim and Eric, I knew I’d probably never, ever get the chance to speak to them one on one ever again. So I did. And I filmed it.
After the jump, watch a ten minute video interview with not only Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim but their friend Will Forte too. We discuss Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, which hits video on demand January 27 and theaters on March 2 (watch the review here), as well as their sense of humor, process, the likelihood they’ll return to television and more. Read More »
Hi, my name is Germain and I’m a Tim and Eric fan. I’ve been a fan for about 4 years, which is when I first discovered their Adult Swim show Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. Their off-the-wall, awkward and weird brand of humor brand is certainly an acquired taste but well worth the trouble.
If you’ve done the leg work and are a fan of Tim and Eric like I am, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim‘s first feature film, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is a riot. The duo have successfully adapted their style and humor into feature length with a little help from their friends Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton. While it runs a bit too long and can drag at moments, overall, fans are going to have a truly fun experience with the film. Non-fans, on the other hand, might struggle through some of the madness.
After the jump, watch myself and Ethan Anderton from First Showing discuss the film on video! Read More »
“I paid a billion dollars for that piece of shit?” Look, the humor of Tim and Eric is not for everyone. In fact, it’s not for most people. But if it’s for you, today might be the second greatest day of your life. The only day that will be better is when you finally get to see Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie in full. That day is coming soon (it’ll be playing at the Sundance Film Festival, hit on demand January 27 and be in theaters March 2) but, for now, there’s a very, repeat VERY, NSFW red-band trailer for the film featuring Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton. They’re all this this trailer, which is slightly more straight forward than the teaser trailer that was out earlier this week. It’s after the jump. Read More »
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In the grand tradition of Tim & Eric, I have no idea what exactly it is you are about to watch. It is, without a doubt, 42 seconds of video teasing the release of Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, starring, written and directed by the team behind Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. According to this tease (a teaser trailer, I guess), it’ll be released in theaters on March 2, 2012 and on-demand January 27, 2012. Previous reports have stated it’s a movie about what happens when two men spend $1 billion on a movie and co-stars Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton along with its titular duo. But you’ll see none of them in this trailer.
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Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim — the loons behind The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! — only just announced that they had written and were beginning to direct their first feature film, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. The picture reportedly features the talents of Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton.
Now the film already has a distributor, as Magnolia has officially (confirming the report linked above) come aboard to put this most expensive movie project in front of the eyeballs of willing suckers everywhere. Read More »
We reported on this rumor a few weeks ago but now it turns out to be true. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have co-written and will co-direct a film called Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie which stars the two comedians, best known for their recently ended Cartoon Network show Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, in story about them making a movie for $1 billion dollars and the problems that arise from it. In addition to Heidecker and Wareheim, the film will feature Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton. Read what the comedy team had to say about their first film, which will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures, after the break. Read More »
Fresh off their Sundance short, The Terrys, there’s a rumor circulating on the Tracking Board that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are putting together a film called Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. It would star the two comedians, best known for their recently ended Cartoon Network show Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, in a “comedy adventure” about them owing one billion dollars. John C. Reilly, who has not only appeared on the Awesome Show but also spawned his own Tim and Eric spin-off, Check it Out With Dr. Steve Brule, is rumored to co-star as a character named Taquito. Read more of the rumored co-stars after the break. Read More »