Usually it’s ink on a page that can make or break a movie, not ink on a face. In the case of The Hangover Part II though, the tattoo on Ed Helms‘ face could pose yet another problem for the sure-to-be blockbuster sequel. S. Victor Whitmill, the man who designed Mike Tyson‘s famous face tattoo which the film is obviously referencing, is asking for an injunction that would stop Warner Bros. from releasing the film because he holds a trademark on the design. Read more after the break. Read More »
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Funny or Die has been killing it recently. This time, the site has roped in quite a collection of talent: Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Helen Mirren and more (Mike Tyson!) to create a fake trailer for a very ill-considered sequel to When Harry Met Sally. It is a lot like Robert Altman’s film The Player, condensed to under five minutes and with a few 2011-appropriate thrown in. Check it out below. Read More »
Mike Tyson knows his movies. He loved Halle Berry in Avatar, thinks that Friendster movie was awesome, Don King’s Speech was annoying and that Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar for The Kids Are Here. And if none of that makes any sense, you are totally on board with the latest Funny or Die video which shows legendary film critic Leonard Maltin talking about the Oscars with the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Director Todd Phillips has been trying to keep plot details for The Hangover: Part II under wraps, but it seems every day more little bits leak out. Be it the Bangkok-location, the cameos that did happen and didn’t happen. On Tuesday, Warner Bros released their official 2011 preview kit, which is where that Sherlock Holmes II image came from. As part of the preview kit, they have released the first official plot synopsis for the comedy sequel. Hit the jump to check it out. Oh, and you can also click the image above to see the previously released production photo in high resolution.
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Wow. After watching The Carter, the new all-access documentary on Lil’ Wayne, one might consider recommending it as the best doc about a hip hop icon ever. The problem with this superlative lies in its limitation. Similar to labeling Lil’ Wayne a rapper—even “the best rapper alive” as many profess—and leaving it at that, labeling this a great hip hop doc restricts it to the confines of a niche or genre coated in personal taste and stigmas. That is to say The Carter is foremost a fascinating portrait of a remarkable, modern artist and celebrity who has cooked most if not all bridges for comparison.
In The Carter we experience the exact moment when Wayne calmly finds out, overseas and perma-high, that his latest album, Tha Carter III, has sold one million plus physical units in its first week. As his friend and manager, Cortez Bryant, tells the camera, Wayne now undisputedly ranks with the world’s top pop stars; and this doc ranks with the best of the year. It’s also highly difficult to cite precedent for a film so privy to a superstar’s love of, and possible dependency on, drugs. Clearly, the recent, This Is It, failed in this regard.
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Warner Bros has released a new red band “preview” from the upcoming Todd Phillips‘ comedy The Hangover. This uncensored clip is kinda weird — an amalgamation of scenes from the film, but not quite in the form of a traditional trailer, set to Mike Tyson singing a rendition of Phil Collin’s “In The Air Tonight”. I’ve embedded the red band preview after the jump.
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Already pegged as the summer comedy you’ll most likely be driven to by a sober girl, we now have our first glimpse at The Hangover and it is funny to the power of holy shit. Any movie that places a toothless Ed Helms, snuggler Zach Galifianakis, face-tatted Mike Tyson, and vintage Phil Collins in the same Las Vegas suite is already unlocking previously unknown doors of lascivious joy worthy of Pier Pasolini. And what’s up Bradley Cooper? According to Mr. Beaks, other winning cameos are at bay, and it def looks like director Todd Phillips has his next Old School. I mean, look at Galifianakis at the start of this. He looks like he had 10 mini heartattacks in his sleep, in a good way. Watch the trailer after the jump. What do you think?
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No casting news as of yet for King Hippo, but semi-retired boxer Mike Tyson, better known these days for his tribal facial tattoo and a taste for human ear, says that his friend Jamie Foxx will take on his life story in a theatrical biopic…
“I have a movie on the verge of happening, probably in two years from now,” Tyson, 41, said Thursday before giving a speech at the Summit View Youth Correctional Facility in North Las Vegas. “Me and Jamie Foxx are going to do a collaboration. He’s going to play me in my life story. We’ve talked about it many times.”
Some news outlets are expressing doubt over this casting rumor, and being that Tyson once told a man he was going to eat his babies and didn’t (wimp), that’s understandable. But this project did not suddenly go POOF! in Tyson’s head. Foxx even lauded its potential to the press when doing the rounds for Jarhead, telling About.com…
â€¦I think the Mike Tyson story is the most interesting thing. I think that’s the most interesting story that you don’t know. Nobody knows the stuff that I know. The stuff that I found out. It would blow your mind. Mike Tyson gives you phrases that if you listen to it, it’ll blow your mind.
They said, ‘Mike, how do you feel?’ and he said (imitating Tyson’s voice) ‘I’m happy. I’m more happy now I don’t have any money.’ And they said, ‘Why Michael?’ [As Tyson] ‘I don’t have to worry about anything. I’m just here.’ And it was an Interview, I don’t know if you saw it, and he was with a kid. And he was teaching the kid how to box. He stopped and said, ‘I’m so happy. I’m so glad I don’t have any more money so I don’t have to worry about it anymore. Nobody has to do me wrong. Nobody has to, you know, F me over. I’m just glad.’
I said, ‘That’s where you go.’
As much as I look forward to seeing Foxx guest on Conan O’Brien’s show, I’m not a big fan of his dramatic work, especially in Miami Vice. This role offers just the right amount of crazy for Foxx to perfect it, and if ever the world of boxing had a figure with a Charles Manson-like ability to establish fear, not just in his opponents, but in millions of kids, it was Iron Mike. It’s quite an epic story. But really, I just want to see Foxx as Mike acting a fool as he plays Mike Tyson’s Punch Out for the first time on an NES. This could work.
Discuss: Who better than Foxx to play Tyson in your estimation? And is there another boxer with a better story arch more deserving of a film? Did you ever beat Mike Tyson in NES Punch Out? Also, remember that time Tyson actually (as in really) slapped Robert Downey Jr. in James Toback’s Black and White?Â
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