Posts Tagged ‘John Goodman’
Saturday Night Live has lined up an A-Game of hosts for December. Paul Rudd (third time hosting) starts it off on December 7th promoting Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with musical guest One Direction.
Then legend and star of the upcoming Inside Llewyn Davis star John Goodman makes his 13th hosting appearance on December 14th with musical guest Kings of Leon. Finally, SNL will finish the year with SNL great Jimmy Fallon as host and Justin Timberlake as musical guest on December 21st.
What is it about films set during WWII? There have been countless stories told from many different perspectives during the war and yet they’ve never gotten old, at least not for me. George Clooney’s The Monuments Men (he directed it as well as stars in it) looks to add another perspective to the pantheon of WWII films. Plus, and I think I speak for Graham as well as myself, I’ll watch anything where John Goodman shows up.
The Monuments Men stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, and opens December 18th.
The film takes place in the folk music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s, it’s very Coen brothers. The cast is top notch, and once again the Coen’s have got the Goodman (that’s John) delivering what looks to be another great performance.
The film also stars Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Garrett Hedlund, and Adam Driver. Inside Llewyn Davis will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month and opens in theaters December 6th.
Here’s a new trailer for The Hangover Part III that puts the focus back on laughs and plot (the first trailer was a lot of action). Stu (Ed Helms), Phil (Bradley Cooper), and Doug (Justin Bartha) are taking Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to a psychiatric hospital, but the wolf pack is put at odds with Goodman’s gang of pig masked avengers. Turns out they want Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole their $21 million.
Admittedly there are some laughs here, hoping the trilogy ends on a good note. Will you be checking this out?
The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th.
Here is the first trailer for the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis about a folk singer/songwriter, played by Oscar Isaac, who struggles to find his way in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Like a lot of the Coen’s work, here we have a character who seems to get shit on a lot. His woman Jean Berkey (Carey Mulligan) is pretty mean (funny but mean), and the great John Goodman has a few zingers of his own.
The movie also stars Justin Timberlake, Garret Hedlund, Adam Driver and F. Murray Abraham, Inside Llewyn Davis opens later this year.
Monsters Inc. 3D may not have existed if not for the success of the 3D re-release of The Lion King,thanks Disney. Finding Nemo 3D is coming out soon, so don’t expect this double dip strategy to go away any time soon. Saying that, Monsters Inc. is a favorite of mine on the list of Pixar movies, I’ll be happy to watch it at home again.
Monsters Inc. 3D opens on December 19th, watch the trailer below:
“Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children–and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources.
ParaNorman continues to impress me with fantastic visuals and laughs. Here is the final trailer for the film that opens on Friday; the narration is from the character voiced by John Goodman as he explains the plot more or less. I’m beginning to think this may not be a great movie to take really young kids too; they set a scary mood here that had me wanting to turn the lights on.
ParaNorman opens in 3D on August 17th, watch the trailer below:
FYI: ParaNorman comes from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline.
Here is the first trailer for the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood; so wasn’t he supposed to stop after Gran Torino? What a champ. He stars as an aging baseball scout who goes on one last recruiting trip with this daughter (Amy Adams).
I can’t say any strong writing is being shown off here, weak for Eastwood who certainly knows drama (Million Dollar Baby). He didn’t directed or write this feature, so I guess he’s just along for the ride, no matter how movie of the week it feels. The film also stars John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Matt Bush, Robert Patrick and Scott Eastwood.
The film opens on September 28th, watch the trailer below:
Our old pal, Colonel Sanders is back with a message for Chick-Fil-A and chicken lovers that is totally honest and not at all panderous. You might have heard about this story in the news lately, but this is better because why? Because it’s a joke to begin with, and this is actually something funny to come out of it.
Enjoy John Goodman in the role he was born to play:
Disney has released a teaser trailers for the Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University along with the first four images from the film. Billy Crystal and John Goodman return as Mike and Sulley.
The film also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray, and Peter Sohn.
Monsters University opens June 21, 2013.