Todd Phillips Producing New John Belushi Biopic

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John Belushi has already been brought back to life on the big screen thanks to the film adaptation of Bob Woodward’s controversial Belushi biography Wired, but apparently one Belushi biopic isn’t enough. Steven Conrad (writer of The Pursuit of Happyness) and Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) are teaming to develop a new biopic about the late comedian. Read More »

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Someone at the Vatican is taking the Blues Brothers line “we’re on a mission from God” a little too seriously. Over the years, Catholic authorities at the Vatican have endorsed a number of films as being recommended viewing for good Catholics. It’s mostly the expected stuff: The Passion of the Christ, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Ten Commandments.

Now The Blues Brothers has been added to the list. Must’ve been Aretha Franklin’s line about two guys looking like ‘Hasidic diamond merchants’ that put the film over the top. Read More »

Let’s make this movie a hit. Master of boiling, paralyzed rage and sorrow, comedian Zach Galifianakis, stars as the lead character, George Washington Winsterhammerman, in the true-blue indie, Visioneers, from first time director Jared Drake and writer Brandon Drake.

At this point, I’m supposed to shield the trailer from the words “quirky indie blah blah” and reassure you that even though the film dissects mundane office life in America (…yet again) it can still be a winner and spew originality like lava on a Tiki-themed putt-putt course. But I’m not. Because seeing Galifianakis reinvent the middle finger, rock a Founding Father wig/regalia, destroy paper towels during a perfunctory existential meltdown, and conjure John Belushi’s heady energy circa “Donuts of Champions” in a trailer to a feature film makes me very freaking happy.

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Visioneers just played CineVegas and the buzz is thick. Click here for further info, and here for info on the film’s fictitious Jeffers Corp.

Discuss: Anyone lucky enough to have seen this at CineVegas or the SIFF? Here’s a “Between Two Ferns” clip with Galifianakis vs Michael Cera.