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 »
When the Sundance Film Festival announced their impressive short film program for 2011, a few stood out from the pack. One was The Terrys from cult comedy duo Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim. If you don’t know Tim and Eric, then you probably don’t watch TV past 11 p.m. They not only just finished the fifth and final season of their own television show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, but have appeared on HBO’s Funny or Die and are behind John C. Reilly’s amazing character Dr. Steve Brule, who also has his own show. Tommy Wiseau’s The Room probably wouldn’t be the hit it is without them either, as they famously championed the film and had Wiseau direct an episode of their show.
Anyway, a trailer for their latest short film, The Terrys, has now shown up online and it absolutely, positively has that Tim and Eric feel. If you don’t find this amusing, then you probably aren’t going to like their brand of humor. They’re an acquired taste for sure. Check out the trailer for The Terrys, as well as some other choice Tim and Eric clips, after the jump. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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