Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Call me crazy, but I still have faith in Sacha Baron Cohen.
But he’s tested that faith. Repeatedly. This year. Anyone who manages to appear in Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Brothers Grimsby within the space of a few months can do that. And yet, I think it’s impossible to deny that the man is a good actor and when he’s paired with the right collaborators and given the right material, he’s one of the most inventive and surprising talents working today.
One thing he has proven repeatedly in various interviews is that he generally has good taste in other projects, which explains why he’s a fan of the great Danish comedy Klown and why he’s attached to star in an American remake.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I’ve previously written about how much I enjoyed Klown Forever, the very good and very funny follow-up to 2010’s Klown (which just so happens to be one of the funniest and most offensive movies ever made). Now, we’re pleased to premiere this new clip from director Mikkel Nørgaard‘s sequel, which is set to arrive in limited theatrical release and on VOD next month from Drafthouse Films.
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Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
There are certain film screenings that brand themselves upon the brain, never to be forgotten. I still remember every detail of seeing Klown, director Mikkel Nørgaard‘s big screen adaptation of the Danish sitcom of the same name, and even if I wanted to scrub it from my brain, I could not. It’s there. It’s there forever. Every mortifying, vile, evil, brilliant, hilarious, unapologetic second of it. Klown belongs on the short list of the funniest movies I’ve seen in the past decade, right up there with In the Loop as a movie I giggle about often despite feeling very guilty over what I’m giggling about.
But with the sequel arriving soon, this is the part where I say “Go see Klown – it’s offensive and humiliating and brilliant.” In the meantime, here’s the trailer for Klown Forever.
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Many people who move to Los Angeles do so because of movies. If you want to star in them, you move here. If you want to make them, you move here. If you want to write about them, you move here. And as a result of that, if you love watching movies, there’s really no better place to live in the world.
Case in point, the 4th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival. The name may not sound familiar but the event will drop jaws. It takes place at Cinefamily beginning March 5 and features screenings of Klown, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Ghostbusters, Fletch, MacGruber, Big and The Descent. Those are pretty awesome on it’s own. But the real draw of this are the guests. In attendance will be Will Forte, Paul Scheer, Lauren Lapkus, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kumail Nanjiani, Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick.
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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam lament the fact that The Campaign doesn’t take itself more seriously, praise Beasts of the Southern Wild as a beautiful tone poem, and complain about the lack of found footage in REC 3. Special guest Scott Mendelson joins us from Mendelson’s Memos.
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The Summer of 2012 has been pretty light on comedy. Ted was certainly funny and 21 Jump Street, a few months back, was a welcome surprise but so far we’re still searching for that breakout, quote with your friends, insane laugh fest that Superbad, The Hangover and others have been in recent years. For your consideration, I present Klown.
The Danish film from director Mikkel Nørgaard follows two men, played by Frank Hvam & Casper Christensen, who leave their lives for a raunchy weekend getaway. Things go from inappropriate to downright offensive, though, when the 12-year-old son of one of their girlfriends joins them on the trip. It’s on track to get a Todd Phillips/Danny McBride remake in the future.
Klown is being released in New York, Los Angeles, Austin as well as Video on Demand this Friday, July 27, and to commemorate the occasion, Mondo has commissioned artist Alan Hynes to do a very limited screen print. You can check that out after the jump, along with a video showing a special event where fans took canoes down a river, just like in the movie, to see the movie. Read More »
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam continue their discussion about the promise of 3D television, praise the humor of Klown and the rawness of Fake It So Real, and chat about the problems and greatness of The Newsroom and Louie, respectively. Special guest Jeff Cannata joins us from The Totally Rad Show.
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Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
While the foreign comedy Klown has often been likened to a Danish version of The Hangover, if half of what we’ve heard about it is true, it’s far darker and raunchy than any adventure we’ve ever seen the wolf pack engage in. A feature film sequel of a hit TV series, the Mikkel Nørgaard-directed film follows two pals (Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen) gearing up for a debauched “Tour de Pussy” getaway. When Frank gets it into his head to prove his fatherhood potential to his girlfriend, however, he decides to take her eleven-year-old nephew along for the ride — without changing any of their sex-charged, booze-fueled plans.
Whereas last month’s red-band trailer was essentially one condensed, very NSFW scene, the new green-band promo plays like a flipbook of cringeworthy moments from the worst vacation ever. Watch it after the jump.
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Revealed to US audiences at Fantastic Fest 2011, the Danish comedy Klown (aka Klovn, or Clown) quickly made a name for itself as a confrontational, explicit comedy. Based on a Danish TV comedy series, Mikkel Nørgaard‘s film stars Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen as two friends on a “Tour De Pussy” getaway trip. Just in case that doesn’t make things clear, consider that the film and show have been compared to Curb Your Enthusiasm thanks to a use of uncomfortable humor, and then take note of the title of this article.
Todd Phillips and Danny McBride have already targeted this one for a remake, and Drafthouse Films picked up the movie for distribution last year. Drafthouse Films has quickly made a name for itself as a label interested in artfully unusual films — look at Four Lions, The FP, and Bullhead — but Klown may be the ne plus ultra of artfully unusual films from the label so far.
A red-band trailer has just been released; check it out below. And I really mean what the headline says. Read More »