Tommy Lee Jones Coffee Commercials

All my life, I was never a coffee-drinker. I envied the coffee-drinkers. They always seemed so bright and alert. But it was not until I came to Japan and started seeing the weather-beaten face of Tommy Lee Jones everywhere that I suddenly found myself, rather uncharacteristically, having the compulsion to drink coffee every day. Specifically: Boss Coffee.

In Japan, canned coffee is ubiquitous and there are vending machines on seemingly every street corner, so it is fairly common to see ads with Jones’ face plastered across them. This is because Jones is known here for reasons having less to do with his film career and more to do with his appearance as a character called “Alien Jones” in a series of Boss Coffee commercials.

In 2011, a source in Japanese television production supplied The Hollywood Reporter with the information that the actor makes a million dollars for every six-month run of Boss Coffee ads. Talk about U.S. stars cashing in overseas. It’s sort of the real-life version of Bill Murray’s Lost in Translation character filming that commercial where he says, “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.” Read More »

Jim Carrey Tommy Lee Jones Story

Tommy Lee Jones is not a big fan of Jim Carrey. The two actors worked together on Joel Schumacher’s neon-lit live-action cartoon Batman Forever, and ever since then, Carrey has been telling a now-famous story about how Jones simply could not stand him. You may have heard this story before, but now you can see the story come to life as Jim Carrey acts it out! Watch Jim Carrey’s Tommy Lee Jones story below.

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Just Getting Started trailer 2

Director Ron Shelton built his career making sports movies like Bull DurhamWhite Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup, and Play It To The Bone, but now his most recent feature was 2003’s Hollywood Homicide, a quasi-buddy comedy that featured the main characters butting heads but ultimately working together to achieve a goal. Now, 14 years later, he’s back with Just Getting Started, yet another film in which the leads squabble and eventually join forces. But this time, the gimmick is that he’s directing old guys: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star in this goofy-looking comedy, and you can watch the new trailer right here.
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ad astra cast

Ruth Negga will be reuniting with her World War Z co-star Brad Pitt in James Gray‘s upcoming sci-fi epic, Ad Astra.

The Lost City of Z (which if you haven’t seen it, is entirely unrelated from the aforementioned World War Z unless you really stretch it) director has been building anticipation for his next movie, which will be the first genre film he tackles after working mostly on historical and contemporary dramas.

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Men in Black trivia

Two of Will Smith‘s most famous, breakout roles almost went to very different actors. In the case of Bad Boys, Jon Lovitz was originally going to play his part opposite of Dana Carvey. After Lovitz and Carvey bailed on the buddy cop movie, the studio had to be convinced Smith was right for the project. On Men in Black, director Barry Sonnenfeld had to do some persuading as well to secure Smith a part producer Steven Spielberg wanted to go to Chris O’Donnell.

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Ad Astra cast

After years of trying to get something going, director James Gray (The Lost City of Z) and Brad Pitt are finally going to work together. Joining them for their space drama, Ad Astra, is Tommy Lee Jones. He’ll play a crucial role in the film as the father of Pitt’s Roy McBride.

Below, learn more about Gray’s next picture.

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fast and furious tommy lee jones

Over the course of seven (and soon to be eight) movies, the Fast and Furious series has built one of the strangest and most likable ensembles in Hollywood history. Once everyone settled into their roles (and it took some of them a few movies to get there), these movies stopped being all about wacky car action and started being about these characters bouncing off each other, trading barbs and blows, but also stares of deep, brotherly affection and whatnot.

At this point, it’s hard to imagine the series without Dwayne Johnson, whose permanently sweaty Luke Hobbs has become provides the crew with a macho moral compass. That means it’s awfully hard to imagine that the role was originally written for Tommy Lee Jones.

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Jason Bourne Clips

The summer of sequels is coming to an end later this month with Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne arriving late this month. However, we could probably call Suicide Squad as much of a sequel as it is a spin-off to start a new franchise, so maybe it’s coming to an end at the beginning of August. Anyway, closing out July will be the return of Matt Damon as the covert operative with the worst memory ever, and three new Jason Bourne clips give us a taste of what’s in store for the Treadstone assassin this time. Read More »

mechanic resurrection trailer

Jason Statham is nothing if not consistent. Although he’s taken detours into blockbuster territory with Furious 7, showcased some strong comedy chops in Spy, and made the (love ’em or hate ’em) wholly singular Crank movies, Statham’s bread and butter has always been the modestly budgeted action movie. The continuously expanding Jason Statham library isn’t full of too many great movies, but it is full of movies that make simple promises and then deliver exactly what you need them to deliver. He is the king of low expectations. You put on one of his movies hoping to watch a tough guy with a cockney accent obliterate a bunch of bad guys and he always delivers. And that’s not faint praise, either. There aren’t many actors who can pull that off.

Mechanic: Resurrection looks like another typical entry in the ever-expanding Statham canon. It looks refreshingly small when compared to most modern action movies, incredibly straightforward, and built entirely around the pleasure of watching this man kick every single ass that crosses his path.

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Untitled Next Bourne Chapter

We haven’t seen Matt Damon play Jason Bourne in almost nine years, but time doesn’t seem to have slowed him down, based on the trailers and featurettes we’ve seen for director Paul Greengrass‘ Jason Bourne. Whether Damon would return to arguably his most famous role was a question mark for many years, but after Greengrass had committed to the sequel, the actor signed up.

The plot details for the latest Bourne adventure have been slightly vague, but the newest Jason Bourne TV spot pretty much comes right out and says what the film is about. Below, watch the new Jason Bourne TV spot.

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