This Week in Trailers — Fortnight Edition!: Iron Man 3, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Jay & Silent Bob, More

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Trailer

Bill Hader returns to the role of Flint Lockwood in the sequel to the surprise financial and critical animated success from 2009, as does most of the cast including Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Will Forte, and the excellent Terry Crews replacing the MIA Mr. T.

This trailer is definitely heavy on the food puns, which I can’t say is a bad thing: I should not have laughed nearly as much as I did at, “There’s a leek in the boat!” It’s worth checking out simply on the good-will the first instalment harboured.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 drops on Australia on a very late November 28.

via Yahoo! Movies


Iron Man 3 – Trailer

Here is the shiny new — and final — Iron Man 3 trailer. Joining the returning cast of Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwenyth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, and Paul Bettany‘s voice are franchise newcomers Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, and Ben Kingsley as arch-nemesis The Mandarin. Kingsley has been watching his old wrestling tapes for preparation as he seems to be mimicking The Ultimate Warrior in his speech cadence:

Also joining the cast is The Reaper himself William Sadler! Cool! Also expect your obligatory Stan Lee appearance, despite his The Amazing Spider-Man appearance being quite hard to top.

Marvel seem to be throwing everything at this one. Will we see Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Tony Stark in future Marvel films? They are going to have to bring the big bucks if the number of films in his contract are expiring.

Iron Man 3 opens on April 24, one week before the US. Boom!

via Marvel UK


Review: My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)

This article was published on the original Sorry I’m on 21/05/09.

My Best Friend's Girl

Tank Turner (Dane Cook, Good Luck Chuck) is a call centre worker with a side business: dumped boyfriends pay him to take out their slighted ex-girlfriends, and in that date be such an asshole to the degree that they come running back to the boyfriend who looks angelic in comparison.

Things get complicated when he is hired by his roommate and best friend (the one from the title, you see where this is going yet?) Dustin, played by Jason Biggs (American Pie 2), to take out his co-worker and “friend” Alexis (Kate Hudson, Almost Famous). Things go pear-shaped when Tank actually falls for Alexis, putting her between the two best friends. Tank is torn between loyalty and love, while Dustin desperately tries to keep himself as an integral part of Alexis’ life.

Needless to say that the storyline for this movie is nothing special, but when it comes to comedies the story isn’t important, what’s important is that I’m entertained. And was I? This movie is pretty much a vehicle to get a large part of Dane Cook’s stand-up routine onto film and looking at it from that perspective I would consider it great success. Now, don’ be fooled by the trailers and the posters and the Kate Hudson, this isn’t your standard Hollywood feel-good chick flick barf fest. It’s vulgar, really, really vulgar and at times very mean spirited. Awesome for me, but if you’re the type of person that complains about shit like McDonald’s commercials during kids TV or trying to get movies censored, then you should really not go anywhere near this. Actually, you shouldn’t go near anything because you’re just gonna COMPLAIN about it, aren’t you? What are you ever doing reading this? Let’s move on.


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