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Pirate Radio—also known by its original, less insipid title, The Boat That Rocked—really wants you to like it. It’s an exuberant, rowdy dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll silliness, sloppily but enjoyably slapped together with a continuous stream of classic ’60s tunes blasting in the background. It’s also an entirely inconsequential affair, lacking any real desire to thoughtfully tackle the historical significance or impact of illegal radio stations in Europe, or even approach its near dozen subplots with the slightest bit of honest emotion or genuine character interaction. And frankly, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, so long as all you’re looking for is a rollicking bit of escapist fun. It’s the sort of movie where one of its antagonists—the right-hand man to a stuffy government minister who hates all things considered cool or fun—has the name Twat, and is repeatedly referred to as such. That should suitably demonstrate the level of depth we’re talking about here.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – A commentary from director Richard Curtis, producer Hilary Bevan Jones and actors Nick Frost and Chris O’Dowd, and deleted scenes. Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as 6 featurettes (“Tuning In”, “7 of Heaven”, “All at Sea”, “Getting Ship Shape”, “Hitting the Decks”, “Mark’s Love Den”).

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Slammin’ Salmon Red Band Movie Trailer

Slammin Salmon
Collider has a uncensored red band movie trailer for Broken Lizard’s new comedy Slammin’ Salmon, which premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I’m one of those people who laughed a bunch during Super Troopers but found myself disappointed with Broken Lizard’s follow-ups – Club Dread and Beerfest. Sketchy/improvisational comedy has never really been my thing, so I guess I’m not the target audience. Check out the trailer embedded after the jump.
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Slammin Salmon

/Film photo scooper Christopher M sent us a bunch of photos from the set of Broken Lizard’s Slammin’ Salmon. I’m not a big fan of the improvised comedy style, but i understand that a lot of /Film readers love Broken Lizard, so I’m posting the photos. The film tells the story of a former heavyweight boxing champion named Cleon “Slammin'” Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan), who is now the owner of a Miami restaurant. Salmon institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night. The winner will earn $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ. Check out the photos after the jump.

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