the insufferable groo

Tommy Wiseau. James Nguyen. Neil Breen. Connoisseurs of “so bad, they’re good” movies are familiar with these infamous directors, but have you heard of Stephen Groo? The Utah-based filmmaker has nearly 200 low- or no-budget credits to his name, and he’s the subject of a new documentary called The Insufferable Groo, which follows the title filmmaker as he casts professional actor Jack Black (School of Rock, King Kong) in his newest movie, an elf/human love story.

Take a look at the trailer for the documentary below and see some some, uh, highlights of Groo’s other work over the years.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp Visual Effects

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 dive into the visual effects and concept art of the water bears from the Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Plus, get up close and personal with the new TARDIS from the 1tth season of Doctor Who, and listen to a Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle them song Jack Black wrote with Nick Jonas. Read More »

Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto

After premiering at Fantastic Fest, the animated series Post-Apocalypto featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass back as Tenacious D has launched on YouTube. The first episode of the series arrived before the weekend, and it features a new song from the upcoming new album of the same name. If you’re in the market for something totally goofy and full of phallic imagery, then look no further. Read More »

Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto Review

Tenacious D isn’t widely know for writing heavy political objection into their goofball brand of musical entertainment, but Post-Apocalypto is a different, three-headed penis beast. Set in a dystopian future where humanity has been nuked to hell, “The D” must save what’s left of Earth from Nazis, KKK soldiers, Crackalackadingdong monsters, “The Gorgon,” Amazonian cave women thirsty for KG and JB’s seed, Johnny Depp, Elon Musk, Donald Trump Jr. – those of you in legalized marijuana states, you know what to do. “The D” return for an epic adventure of relentless phallic imagery and poignant arguments promoting racial equality as only the planet’s greatest (self-proclaimed but true) rock ‘n’ roll superteam can immaturely wax poetic over.

Get hammered, smoke something, and ride this crazy train into a harmonious reality where “The D” rise once again. Read More »

How to Paint with Tenacious D

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, find out how to paint with Tenacious D duo Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Plus, meet the stuntwoman behind Gal Gadot‘s work in Wonder Woman (and many more blockbuster actresses), and watch an awkward, honest and somewhat heartbreaking interview with Chevy Chase. Read More »

goosebumps 2 tv spot

A new Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween TV spot lets the cat out of the bag and confirms the surprise appearance of a familiar face from the first film. While this shouldn’t be considered a spoiler now that it’s in the marketing, we’re erring on the side of caution and being vague! But you can probably guess who it is. Watch the Goosebumps 2 TV spot below to learn the answer.

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Eli Roth interview

Eli Roth has never thought of himself as a horror director, so the Hostel and Cabin Fever director’s first PG-rated and kids-friendly movie, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, isn’t that surprising of a choice for the filmmaker. As Roth sees it, his previous movies led him to directing Amblin’s adaptation of John Bellairs‘ novel, published in 1973. This is exactly the sort of lavish and old school spectacle he’s always dreamed about making.

While obviously tamer, The House with a Clock in Its Walls has the director’s dark, sometimes slapstick sense of humor as well as sequences that scream horror. Whether with a rotting corpse, evil pumpkins, or a hideous creature in the woods at night, Roth gives younger viewers enough credit to have fun with the scares. In addition to paying respect to his audience, the director told us about working with producer Steven Spielberg, his love of Amblin and Gremlins, influences and references, and showing the almighty Cate Blanchett firing a laser gun/magical umbrella.

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Jack Black IMDb Profile

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, check out some Easter eggs you might have missed in the first Captain Marvel trailer from this week. Plus, Jack Black sits down to IMDb himself and talks about the various roles he’s had throughout his career, and check out all of the betrayals from the first season of Iron Fist on Netflix. Read More »

the house with a clock in its walls review

Eli Roth delivers his first PG-rated film with The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a spooky, amusing horror story for younger viewers. While there’s plenty of gothic atmosphere, and two delightful performances from Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, Roth never quite figures out how to make The House with a Clock in Its Walls tick.

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the house with a clock in its walls early buzz

Eli Roth, splatter-horror filmmaker extraordinaire, directing a kid’s movie headlined by Cate Blanchett and Jack Black? With a team like that, how could The House with a Clock in its Walls possibly turn out? Apparently, exactly how you’d expect it to turn out, according to critics.

Early buzz of the fantasy film adapting John Bellairs’ 1973 children’s novel of the same name says that The House with a Clock in its Walls has all the hallmarks of its family-fantasy genre and none of the hallmarks of director Roth’s gory repertoire. But that’s fine, because with an enthusiastic Blanchett and Black leading the fantasy film, The House with a Clock in its Walls is perfectly attuned to its target demographic — and not much else.

Find out what critics have to say in our round-up of The House with a Clock in its Walls early buzz.

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