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The Movie: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Music biopics get spoofed spectacularly in this parody that’s every bit as good as the likes of Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, Airplane!, and The Naked Gun. Primarily taking aim at Walk the Line, the movie hilariously charts the origins, rise to fame, downfall, and redemption of singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) as he weaves his way through various decades of the music industry, doing all sorts of drugs, cheating on his wife, meeting plenty of famous faces, and trying desperately to win the approval of his father.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is responsible for removing the shine from music biopics. After Ray and Walk the Line tread extremely similar territory and earned plenty of Academy Awards acclaim, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan decided it was time to send up all the cliches from various movies telling the life story of many famous musicians. We’re talking about musicians who faced tragic hardships in their young years, found fame in music, dealt with the crass commercial side of the business, got addicted to drugs, and lost their way in the spotlight. Read More »
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, see how the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War compares to the final cut of the movie. Plus, go behind the scenes of the new season of Doctor Who with a featurette focusing on directing, and watch what happens when Dewey Cox meets up with Bradley Cooper‘s character Jackson Maine in a crossover between Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and A Star Is Born. Read More »
Another month, another batch of great TV shows and movies leaving Netflix. The streaming giant offers so much quality content to us in these hot summer months, but that inevitably means that Netflix has to take some away too. So if you’ve been leaving some of these titles in your queue for several months, now is a good time to finally watch them. Below, we’ve rounded up the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in August 2018.
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A new international unrated movie trailer for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in now online. I know Judd Apatow produced this flick, and he’s on the streak of a lifetime, but so far I’ve had absolutely no interest in seeing this musical comedy, UNTIL NOW. And this is a great example of how a red band trailer that doesn’t go overboard with nudity or swears (although it does have a couple swears), and instead allows the filmmakers to show you what the movie really is like… unlike the watered down unfunny green band advertisements.
Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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The last few months of any year, the trade papers are full of “For Your Consideration” advertisements. All the little artsy films being plastered on full page ads by the mini majors in hopes of Oscar gold.
Columbia Pictures has released a clever “For Your Consideration” advertisement for the Judd Apatow-produced musical comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. But I don’t think John C Reilly is going to take home any gold this year after flipping off Academy members, but that’s probably the whole point.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story hits theaters on December 21st 2007.
Cinematical has posted the new poster for the Judd Apatow produced musical biopic comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. The theatrical trailer failed to impress me. Actually it looks horrible, and this is coming from a guy who has loved nearly everything that Judd Apatow and star John C Reilly have been involved in thus far. And it worries me that they are promoting this new comedy as “From the guy who brought you Knocked Up and Superbad.” The movie is actually directed by Jake Kasdan who did Orange County. Check out the full poster after the jump.
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