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Bob Odenkirk plays a familiar but new action hero in Nobody. “Hero” might even be a stretch for the family man who goes back to his old violent ways, but Odenkirk grounds and livens up the archetypal hero. We see a man who’s not the biggest guy in the room dealing with exhaustion and pain. It’s a nice change of pace from a typical studio action movie.

It’s a change, too, that Odenkirk never imagined in his career until Better Call Saul. The actor, whose own experience with a home invasion inspired this film, has been with the project since its earliest days. After the experience of starring in his first major action movie, Odenkirk told us he’d gladly star in more action movies if given the call.

The acclaimed actor sat down with us over Zoom and told us about the similarities between comedy and action, as well as his desire to star in more action films in the future.

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nobody review

Ilya Naishuller doesn’t let a second go to waste in Nobody. It’s a lean and mean R-rated action-comedy that begins and ends with a relentless pace while never forsaking character. Still, compared to Naishuller’s directorial debut, Hardcore Henry, his second feature is patient. The musician-filmmaker threw everything he had into the kitchen sink with his first (love-it-or-hate-it) action movie.

Naishuller first directing credit, however, was a music video for his Russian indie rock band, called Biting Elbows. He remains in the band, which released the album, “Shorten the Longing,” last June. The filmmaker has helmed several music videos for his band, as well as for the band Leningrad. In Nobody, in particular, you can sense Naishuller’s career in music, especially when it comes to the steady flow and rhythm of the action.

Recently, we sat down with the filmmaker over Zoom as he told us about crafting his newest film’s set pieces, his aversion to shaky cam, and more. Nobody is in theaters today.

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WandaVision VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at the visual effects that brought the sitcom world of WandaVision to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, The Mighty Ducks and their famous Flying V play gets a little short in the style of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series. And finally, Nobody star Bob Odenkirk takes a look back at some of his most memorable characters. Read More »

nobody review

Bob Odenkirk has come a long way. After starting off as a comedic performer he’s blossomed into a strong dramatic lead thanks to his excellent work on Better Call Saul. Now he’s going even further, becoming a full-blown action star for Nobody, a new wham-bam shoot-em-up from writer Derek Kolstad, one of the creators of the John Wick franchise. And while Odenkirk is surprisingly great as a gun-toting ass-kicker, the film built around him ultimately amounts to little more than a pale imitation of the John Wick series.

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nobody featurette

There may be no transformation more awe-inspiring than that of Bob Odenkirk, who started off as a comedy writer and a frequent sitcom supporting player before getting to stretch his dramatic chops in the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. Now, in the upcoming action thriller Nobody, Odenkirk is going full-on action star as a dad on a mission for revenge. So how did it happen? How did Odenkirk acquire this particular set of ass-kicking skills? By training, getting swole, and devoting himself wholeheartedly to becoming the action hero we deserve.

Watch a new behind-the-scenes Nobody featurette below, which explores how the trainers and team behind Nobody taught “an old dog” new tricks.

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nobody trailer

There isn’t a new John Wick movie this year, but Universal Pictures is giving us the next best thing next month.

Nobody is a new action thriller starring Bob Odenkirk. Yes, the Bob Odenkirk who stars in Better Call Saul and almost played Michael Scott in The Office. The movie looks rather badass, so much that people have taken to calling it “Bob Wick.” And the good news is Universal will be releasing the movie a little bit earlier than previously planned. Read More »

Bob Odenkirk Workout Video

If you’ve ever wanted to become as ripped and swole as action hero Bob Odenkirk, here’s your chance! Odenkirk is the star of Nobody, an upcoming action flick that required the actor to get in the best shape of his life in order to kick some ass. And now there’s a charming little video where Odenkirk and his trainer Daniel Bernhardt walk you through the various workouts the actor went through to get in shape. And the mere fact that we now have a Bob Odenkirk workout video makes the world a slightly better place.

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nobody teaser

Bob Odenkirk is ready to become an action hero with Nobody, a new shoot-em-up from writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick series. In the movie, Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, a seemingly ordinary guy who actually has a past filled with violence. When thieves break into Hutch’s home and terrorize his family, his ass-kicking instincts come out. A new Nobody teaser just dropped for the Super Bowl, and you can watch it below.

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The Office Auditions

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch The Office audition tapes featuring familiar faces like Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk, Kathryn Hahn, Patton Oswalt, and more auditioning for Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, and Dwight Schrute. Listen as John Ratzenberger breaks down his cameos throughout the films of Pixar Animation. And finally, hear how The Vast of Night builds tension through sound in a scene breakdown. Read More »

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nobody trailer

John Wick, meet…Nobody. Bob Odenkirk has completed his transformation into action hero with the upcoming R-rated thriller, Nobody, a film written by John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad and produced by David Leitch, director of Atomic Blonde (and the un-credited co-director of the first John Wick). And with the team behind John Wick to support him, it’s no wonder that Odenkirk feels legitimately like an heir to Keanu Reeves’ assassin, or at least like his older brother — who will mow down many Russian thugs to get back his daughter’s kitty cat bracelet. Watch the Nobody trailer below.

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