Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 by David Chen
In this episode of the /Filmcast, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss Fanboys, share reflections on the Comic Con, and wonder why the new X-Files movie was made at all. Myles McNutt also joins us to review the season premiere of Mad Men. Other special guests include Erik Davis, editor-in-chief of Cinematical, and Dave3, webmaster at Geeks of Doom. Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Want to sponsor or advertise with the /Filmcast? Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach our voicemail number at 781-583-1993.
Watch out Billy Zane! Fantasy Moguls reports that The Dark Knight is on track to gross $77 million this weekend—only a 50% drop from last weekend, the largest opening on record. If so, the film will have grossed $315 million by Monday, surpassing the total domestic grosses of both Iron Man and Lame Indiana Jones Sequel to become 2008’s toppity top movie in a mere 10 days. Indeed: that’s another record. Repeat viewings are holding steady. On IMDB, TDK remains the number one movie of all time after 125,000 votes by users. Surely including W’s?
In other news, Will Ferrell doesn’t have to grow up and clean out his belly button. Step Brothers, the R-rated Judd Apatow production co-starring John C. Reilly from The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, is likely to gross $30+ million this weekend. After watching The Joker blow out windows in the good name of anarchy, summer moviegoers will lap up some beer and coast out on a strong line-up of dirty comedies, continuing with Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express. And less than $15 million worth of Americans care to see Mulder and Scully suck face and trek through snow alongside Xzibit. X FIles I Want to Believe is a mothball/bomb, and yes, we know that its budget was $30 million.
“You’re going to take your two weeks paid vacation and your five sick days to start off?” One thing The Dark Knight was lacking was f-bombs. Enter Will Ferrell, who is getting slammed in our comments section as of late, and John C. Reilly, playing a manchild named Dale, in next weekend’s cuss-fest Step Brothers. The film is tracking in line with Ferrell’s R-rated wipeout Semi-Pro, but early WOM on this film amongst people who know the funny is strong. This here clip is an upgraded version of the “job interview in tuxedo” scenes, and it will add a NSFW sparkle to your 9-to-5 smile.
Discuss: Did you laugh or drool? Going to see Step Brothers?
PosterBoyNYC has struck again, this time with a vandalized version of the upcoming Will Ferrell/John C Reilly comedy Step Brothers. PosterBoy’s version features a double dose of Reilly and is titled Step Clones. Sadly, I’d probably buy a ticket to this film. Watch out for this advertisement in a New York subway station near you.
Columbia Pictures has released a new red band movie trailer for Adam McKay‘s new comedy Step Brothers. Will Ferrell and John C Reilly star as two spoiled guys become competitive stepbrothers after their single parents get hitched. While I’m usually a huge advocate of red band movie trailers (my argument is that they usually represent more accurate marketing), I don’t believe this new advertisement offers much more than a couple of swears. But it does have a few good moments not shown in the previous trailer most of which I’m pretty sure didn’t require the red band header. The bunk bed scene still makes me chuckle out loud, even though it’s clearly derivative. Tell me what you think in the comments below!
I know I’m probably going to get slammed for saying this, but, I’m getting sick of Will Ferrell comedies. Don’t get me wrong, I have been a huge fan of Ferrell since before he had this huge mega-following (did anyone even see him in Dick?). And I’m not saying that Will Ferrell isn’t funny, because he is. I’m just getting sick of the type of comedies he’s been doing for the last few years. Sure, I laugh at the jokes, and my friends quote some of the lines, but a movie needs to be more than a few good jokes, some quotable lines, and a sorry formulaic storyline. I think what I’m looking for is something more in line with a Judd Apatow comedy. (Note: this rant doesn’t include Stranger Than Fiction, which I actually dugg a lot)
But my friend Neil at Film School Rejects has read the script for Ferrell’s upcoming comedy, Step Brothers, and insists that it is hilarious. Ferrell and John C. Reilly play two spoiled guys who become competitive stepbrothers after their single parents get married. I also think Reilly is hilarious, and have thought so since Boogie Nights. And it’s a shame that more people didn’t see Walk Hard. If you told me 5 years ago that Ferrell and Reilly were going to team up for a comedy, I would have been extremely excited. But Step Brothers is directed by the same guy who brought us Talladega Nights…
Aside from the bunk bed sequence towards the end (which has already been done in other comedies), I’m really not sure about this movie. I mean, It looks funnier than Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but what doesn’t? Watch the movie trailer for Step Brothers below, and tell me what you think.