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Make no mistake, this is a Michael Bay directed comedy. It takes place in the late 90’s. 1999 to be exact. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson play to steroid, meatheads who get involved in crimes that are way over their heads, including an extortion ring, kidnapping and murder.
Ed Harris will also be a part of the cast playing a private detective.
The budget for the film is only $25 Million which is unheard of for a Michael Bay project. This was made possible by Bay, Johnson and Wahlberg all agreeing not to take salaries and pulling their money from the back end profits.
Everything I’ve read about this film makes it better and better. Pain & Gain is due to be released April 26, 2013.
Mark Wahlberg has a net worth of: $150 Million
Dwayne Johnson has a net worth of: $70 Million
Michael Bay has a net worth of: $400 MillionRead more...
The results of a new poll done by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair have voted Seinfeld as the funniest sitcom of all time, followed closely by “The Honeymooners”. Here is how the top 7 rounded out:
- Seinfeld: 22%
- The Honeymooners: 20%
- Friends: 16%
- Cheers: 14%
- Arrested Development: 7%
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show: 6%
- 30 Rock: 5%
Here’s the problem with this list, why I agree with Seinfeld personally, the issue is the people who executed the poll. “60 minutes” and “Vanity Fair”? A quick look at Vanity Fair.com’s Traffic Reveals that their audience is led by white, females with graduate degrees from ages 25 and up.
This is why you get the list that we see above. Picking the funniest comedy of all time is a bigger task then some Vanity Fair poll. You need to run the poll on a few sites that have a wide range of demographics or pull together several TV authorities into a consortium to discuss and argue the point until a list is flushed out. Where is “Sanford & Son”, “King of Queens”, “Home Improvements”, “Roseanne”.
Remember we are not saying best comedy we are saying “funniest”, as in “Laugh out loud” funny.
How about Modern Family? I love Lucy? The Golden Girls?
I say take the list with a grain of salt but the fact that your favorite isn’t on there doesn’t mean that it’s not funny, the list is just WRONG. Ranker.com does a good job a pulling together the list of “Best” sitcoms that I’m more likely to agree with.
What’s your personal choice?Read more...
Killing them Softly has a star studded cast headed up by Brad Pitt.
From the trailer, this looks good. Really good. We see a serious Brad Pitt doing dark comedy carrying a shotgun. What more do you need? The movie is based on the book, “Cogan’s Trade” by George V. Higgins.
The premise of the movie is around three crooks that are dumb enough to rob a Mob protected card game and the guy hired to track them down and take care of the issue.
Directed by Andrew Dominik and also starring James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ray Liotta, the trailer gives a good sense of what to expect.
It also shows how much we miss James Gandolfini! Although it looks like a dark comedy to me, IMBD categorizes it as a Thriller, Crime, Drama.
Here are the trailers.
Killing Them Softly Official Trailer #1
Killing Them Softly Official Trailer #1
The loveable teenage comedic duo from Nickelodeon are no longer teenagers and no longer lovable. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell who joked their way as Keenan and Kel from 1996 to 2000, producing 65 episodes and a Good Burger movie, are now no longer speaking.
Actually Kel is not talking to Kenan. During an interview with TMZ Kel said, regarding his relationship with Keenan,
‘The truth is Kenan does not want to be seen with me in any form of media, or even have my name mentioned around him.’
Kel believes that Kenan wants to create the distance as not to be associated with their old show now that he is a Saturday Night Live star and working on his own NBC pilot. At 34 years old, Kenan joined Saturday Night Live in 2003 at age 25 making him the longest member of the current Saturday Night Live cast.
Kel says that he isn’t mad. He understands and respects Kenan’s decision to continue to prove that he is a solo comedian, despite their show endingRead more...
It looks like Trya Banks will finally make it to a real network. She has sold a scripted show to ABC. The show will be a comedy based on her teen years, chronicling her journey from awkward high school girl to super model. The title of the show is called “Fivehead” referring to what she was called during her younger years due to her unusually large forehead – (She didn’t have a 4-head she had a 5 head).
She is not only the co-creator but also the executive producer along with Kenya Barris.
This is a strong power move by Tyra whose America’s Next Top Model franchise has been running into some trouble. A revamping of ANTM which included firing long time favorites Nigel Barker and Ms Jay and adding Rob Burns, Johnny Wujek and Bryan Boy might prove to be a good move. ANTM has seen a recent surge in ratings in the 18-49 demographic.
With 19 seasons of ANTM and retiring from a successful talk show ABC is betting that Banks talent and her story will lead to a hit for the station.
When Ms. Jay found out about Tyra’s Deal with ABC he (she) was like,
In case you were waiting for Charlie Sheen to fail, you might have to wait a little bit longer. Thursday was the premier of his new show and it appears Sheen is still “WINNING”.
In fact he set records. 5.47 million total viewers and 2.65 million viewers in the 18-49 age group.
For a scripted comedy premier on cable, that’s a ratings record in both the 18-49 demographic as well as the overall (if you exclude children’s shows).
For FX, the channel that bet on Sheen, Anger Management had the highest series premier in the channels history.
Of course this means more episodes and more money for Sheen. Under the deal with FX, they ordered 10 episodes but if the show hits a certain ratings target, they have an automatic escalator clause that will trigger an order of 100 episodes
Weather the ratings can continue or not is yet to be seen. Critics where not that receptive to the show calling it lazy vehicle that Sheen was using to rehabilitate his image.
Maybe the ratings were just so America could see Sheen finally lose, but in turn made him a winner. With the bar now set so high what will next week bring?
SHEEN DOES NOT USE WINNING ANYMORE
On his promotional tour for the show, Sheen told Jimmy Fallon why he doesn’t use that super famous catch phrase anymore,
“What was I talking about? I lost my children, my money, my job, my stature, my mind…” He adds, “What was I winning about?”
I agree. Sounds like our little Chuck is growing up.