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LFF Movie Club – Half Baked. Be friends with the Squirrel Master

Posted by LiveFor on April 2, 2010

“Get some sour cream and onion chips with some dip, man, some beef jerky, some peanut butter. Get some Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars, a whole lot, make sure chocolate, gotta have chocolate, man. Some popcorn, red popcorn, graham crackers, graham crackers with marshmallows, the little marshmallows and little chocolate bars and we can make s’mores, man. Also, celery, grape jelly, Cap’n Crunch with the little Crunch berries, pizzas. We need two big pizzas, man, everything on ’em, with water, whole lotta water, and Funyons.”

This weekends Live for Films Film Club choice is the classic stoner comedy, Half-Baked. If you haven’t seen it yet, get hold of a copy and prepare for hilarity and a MacGyver smoker. You’ll never look at the back of a dollar bill in the same way.

After Kenny accidentaly kills a cop’s diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. They become pals with rap star Sir Smoke-A-Lot and the rivals of dealer Samson Simpson. On the side, Thurgood seeks the love of Mary Jane, an anti-pot daughter of a dealer. What follows is typical pothead behaviour with a ton of cameos. Look carefully.

The 1998 film is directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Dave Chappelle, Rachel True, Jim Breuer, Guillermo Díaz, Harland Williams, Tommy Chong, Willie Nelson, Jon Stewart, Stephen Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Snoop Dogg, Janeane Garofalo and Bob Saget and more.

That’s a whole lot of people. So, who’s coming with me?

If you are just joining us the LFF Film Club is all about getting people to watch classic, cult, cool or just forgotten movies.

Watch it then talk about your favourite part, worst bit, best quote, coolest actor, plot holes, and more over on the LFF Forum.

“Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you’re cool, and fuck you, I’m out!”

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Four Lions – Trailer for Chris Morris’ suicide bomber comedy

Posted by LiveFor on March 18, 2010

Chris Morris’ (The Day Today, Brass Eye) highly anticipated feature follows four young Muslim men on a thrillingly fictional story which illuminates the radicalised British jihad and undermines the folly of western culture’s attempts to alienate them.

It looks bloody funny as well.

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Fallout – BBC sci-fi comedy post apocalyptic drama based on Dark Horse comic

Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010

Nothing to do with the Fallout video games nevertheless this looks very good.

Fallout is the story of Douglas and Gordon, two friends battling their quarter-life crisis, who come home from a weekend in the woods to find the world has come to an end.

Based on Dark Horse Comic’s ‘Apocalypse Nerd’ by Peter Bagge, produced exclusively for the BBC.

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Gunless – Feature trailer for the Paul Gross Canadian comedy Western

Posted by LiveFor on March 1, 2010

I’ve been following this one for a while as I always enjoy a western and Paul Gross was cool in Due South. Now the full trailer is out.

When notorious American gunslinger, The Montana Kid, staggers into the tiny Canadian hamlet of Barclay’s Brush, life for the town’s 17 inhabitants is about to get exciting. The Kid immediately gets into an unfortunate altercation with Jack, the town’s surly blacksmith, which leads to the The Kid ‘calling him out’ for some good old frontier justice – a showdown. But in a place totally ill prepared to deal with a classic gun fight and without a single working pistol to be found, adhering to the code of the American Wild West may prove difficult.

Not able to let go of the ‘code’, The Kid remains stuck in Barclay’s Brush, getting drawn into a strange world of eccentric rituals and characters; among them Jane, a smart sassy woman who becomes his only hope of finding a way out… or perhaps his only reason for staying…

It stars Paul Gross, Callum Keith Rennie, Sienna Guillory, Dustin Milligan and Tyler Mane.

It is written and directed by Canadian filmmaker William Phillips. Due out in Canada on 30th April.

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Cop Out – Red band trailer for Kevin Smith’s new Bruce Willis film

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Directed by Kevin Smith (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks, Mallrats), Cop Out features two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card who find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, and Paul (Tracy Morgan) is his “partner-against-crime” whose preoccupation with his wife’s alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.

Kevin Smith directs “Cop Out” from a screenplay by Robb Cullen & Mark Cullen (TV’s “Las Vegas”). The film stars Bruce Willis (the “Die Hard” films), Tracy Morgan (TV’s “30 Rock”), Adam Brody (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), Kevin Pollak (“Tropic Thunder”), Guillermo Diaz (TV’s “Weeds”) and Seann William Scott (“Role Models”).

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Los Paranoicos (The Paranoids) – Poster and trailer for Argentinian Comedy

Posted by LiveFor on January 23, 2010

A loser with a successful friend discovers his luck might change as long as he doesn’t mind betraying his buddy in this edgy comedy from Argentina.

Luciano (Daniel Hendler) is a neurotic and accident-prone children’s entertainer who is struggling to launch a career as a screenwriter when he’s not fretting about his health. After Luciano accidentally puts his performing partner Sherman (Martin Feldman) in the hospital, he’s unable to do shows for a few weeks and is wondering what to do when his old friend Manuel (Walter Jakob) returns to Buenos Aires for a visit.

Manuel is the star of a popular television show in Spain, and he’s dating a beautiful woman, Sophia (Jazmin Stuart), who comes along for the ride. Manuel helps Luciano land a writing assignment, but it’s uncomfortably obvious he’s only helping his pal out of a sense of obligation and doesn’t believe in his talent.

As Luciano struggles to meet his deadline, Manuel is called away on business for a few days, and Sophia, a stranger in town, spends some time with Luciano while her boyfriend is away. Sophia finds Luciano’s eccentricities endearing rather than annoying, and he soon realizes he has the opportunity to steal his friend’s lover away.

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Hot Tub Time Machine – Red Band Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2010

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Burke and Hare loses a Time Lord but gets a Gollum

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2010

A bit of a switcheroo in casting for the upcoming John Landis horror comedy Burke & Hare.

Simon Pegg has confirmed on his Twitter that outgoing “Doctor Who” star David Tennant has been replaced by BAFTA nominated Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll).

Pegg and Tennant were set to play the titular characters in the story of 19th-century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing dead bodies for an Edinburgh medical school.

There has been no official announcement or a reason for Tennant’s department, but it is probably due to problems with schedules. Tennant stars in the NBC pilot “Rex Is Not Your Lawyer” which was originally to premiere in the Fall but may be moved due to all the Leno / Conan shenanigans going on recently.

Regarding his BAFTA nomination for portraying Ian Dury in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 45-year-old Andy Serkis said in a statement that he was “just totally blown away!”

He said: “The whole experience of making this film with such amazingly talented, articulate, honest people has been a joy, and to get this nomination is not only a great thrill for all of us involved, but a fitting a tribute at a time that we mark the 10 year anniversary of the passing of the magnificent man himself, the unique Ian Dury.”

Do you think Serkis is a better choice than Tennant?

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Due Date – New photos from the Robert Downey Jr & Zach Galifianakis comedy

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010

The plot of Todd Phillips’ (The Hangover) Due Date focuses on two men: a highly strung expectant father (Downey, Jr.) and an aspiring actor (Galifianakis) on a cross country road trip so the father can arrive in time to see his child’s birth.

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Ghostbusters 3 – Ivan Reitman is back to direct it

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

Ivan Reitman directed the first two Ghostbusters films. The first was genius, the second not quite as good. Now, speaking to MTV he confirmed the script was almost done and he would be back to direct.

“They have delivered a draft,”
Reitman said of the script’s progress. “We are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.”

“I hope to start shooting in this next year,” he said, which ties in with Harold Ramis saying it would be out in 2011.

Asked if he would be returning to direct “Ghostbusters III,” Reitman answered with a simple and unequivocal “Yes.”

Unfortunately Reitman seems to have been on a poor run when it comes to quality of his later films – Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Junior, Dave, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evolution and Six Days Seven Nights – All are perfectly servicible and I have a soft spot for Dave and Evolution. However, none of them have matched the brilliance of Ghostbusters and I am just not sure he should be back to direct the third film.

I’m not saying he is a bad director, just that he is just not as dynamic as he should be.

Still it all depends what the script is like I suppose, but it would have been good to see some flesh blood direct the ‘busters next adventure. Maybe his son Jason Reitman (Up In The Air) would have been a better choice.

How do you feel about Ivan Reitman coming back for the third film? Is he the right choice? If not him then who would you have liked to see direct it?

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