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, meet a Hollywood stuntman who has doubled for Daniel Craig, Jake Gyllenhall, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt. Plus, Tenacious D takes listens to reactions to their latest project from Hollywood tastemakers like Will Forte and Tim Heidekcer, and a series of BAFTA conversations shine a light on the making of the Harry Potter franchise. Read More »
Fantastic Fest is chock full of wild and crazy genre movies, but it’s also host to a showcase of short films and other assorted oddities, and one of them should certainly have Tenacious D fans excited.
Today, the third wave of programming for Fantastic Fest was announced, and one of the surprise additions to the line-up is a six-part animated series called Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto. That’s right, Jack Black and Kyle Gass are getting animated again as the dynamic duo responsible for defeating the devil with rock and writing a tribute to the greatest song in the world.
Find out more about the Tenacious D animated series below. Read More »
You might not remember it very well, but the rock duo Tenacious D, comprised of comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass, released a movie back in 2006. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny came at the tail end of the band’s popularity that peaked shortly after they got their own short-lived series on HBO. Perhaps that’s why the film bombed at the box office, making just under $14 million worldwide on a reported budget of $20 million. It seemed to prove that Tenacious D was more of a cult favorite than a bankable name.
Despite the film’s apparent lack of success, it would seem fans of both the movie and the band have inspired Jack Black and Kyle Gass to take a crack at a Tenacious D movie sequel, and it’s coming much sooner than you might have thought. Read More »
Jack Black and Kyle Gass‘ comedy sketch duo / band / meta-project Tenacious D has been quiet since around 2008, after the relative failure of their film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. For the past couple years both guys have said that a new record would be forthcoming, and now Rize of the Fenix is on the way.
To celebrate the return of the D, the duo put together a short film chronicling the failure of the feature film, and the trouble-plagued days that followed. It stars off slow, but then Val Kilmer shows up to give it a boost of energy, and then the thing takes off into a cute Rocky III-style training montage that makes me want to throw The Complete Masterworks DVD in the player for the first time in years.
Check out the return of the D in To Be the Best below. Read More »
Buried in a video interview with MTV, Jack Black mentions that he and Kyle Gass, aka Tenacious D, have written a song for the new Heavy Metal movie. Which doesn’t mean that we’ll ever hear it, because the project could be perennially stuck in development hell, but the very idea of having a song in the film by the ‘D is great. Black also mentions that he’s working on a musical comedy with producer JJ Abrams. Read More »
For this NYE edition of the Movie Playlist, we chatted with Mr. Neil Hamburger, the Hollywood legend and stand-up comedian. It did not go so well.
Earlier this year when I caught Mr. Hamburger’s live show, America’s economic recession was clearly taking a toll. He grotesquely referred to an audience member as a “fucking pig person!” and proceeded to shoot off a clip of horrible Heath Ledger jokes that instigated a violent wave of “boo’s” and thrown Pabst bottles. Nevertheless, Mr. Hamburger has performed to a packed Madison Square Garden and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! His new comedy album, …Sings Country Winners , is out now on Drag City.
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