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Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman together on the big screen? Sweet!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Rob Reiner's got a new flick in the works... Come back! Wait! Hear me out... It stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two terminally ill men who each make up a wish list of things they want to do before they die, so they high tail it out of the cancer ward and try to get as much accomplished as they can before they kick the bucket. Hence the title, THE BUCKET LIST.

The story sounds like it could be really fun and sweet... maybe too sweet, but goddamnit if I'm not smiling already at the thought of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson working off each other in a race with the devil old man road trip movie. That sounds like something I could watch for a coupla hours...

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  • June 29, 2006, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Good actors doesn't make a good film...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...but it's always a pleasure to see Nicholson and Freeman on screen. I just hope this film won't be too sentimental.

  • June 29, 2006, 5:29 a.m. CST


    by xNeverenderx

    Also, this movie can't possibly end well, unless "find fountain of youth" or "travel back in time and choose not to do Bruce Almighty" is on the bucket list.

  • June 29, 2006, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Last Detail

    by jasper Stillwell

    What happened to that Last Detail sequel? Was looking forward to that in a perverse having-ones-childhood-raped-once-more kind of way. If this was by Alexander Payne I'd be excited.

  • June 29, 2006, 6 a.m. CST

    I Got Yer Bucket Right Here

    by Hal2814

    If two older screen aces automatically equals box office gold how come "Tough Guys" with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster or "Out to Sea" with Lemmon and Matthau were such buckets o' sh*t? Sometimes a brother just wants to get paid. Nicholson and Freeman have their Oscars. I'm betting this project is just them on cruise control.

  • June 29, 2006, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Haircuts ensue

    by ByTor

    Evidently high on Nicholson's list will be a proper haircut, as Freeman points out that a simple trim will keep Jack from looking like a deranged lunatic. "Why didn't I learn this 20 years ago?" asks Jack.

  • June 29, 2006, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Sounds ok...

    by Uga

    except that it has Rob Reiner directing. Seriously, has there ever been a better example of somebody completely losing his touch? Going from the days of "Misery," "Stand By Me," "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally," etc. to "North," "Rumor Has It," "Alex & Emma," "Ghosts of Mississippi,"...

  • June 29, 2006, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Love the actors, love the story...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    ...then I saw Rob fucking Reiner's name, and then everything went downhill. This sounds like a terrific movie. The story alone makes me wanna see this film suprisingly, when normally it would be the two actors, definitely. Just hope that Reiner doesn't fuck it up which I think he could. Amyway, I really wanna see Harry and The Butler, Morgan Freeman's film with Anthony Hopkins. IMDB has this on 'announced' status for bloody ages now, and all I have seen are other movies by these 2 actors overtake this one. Is it or is it NOT, gonna be made?!

  • June 29, 2006, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Is this a remake of KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

    by godoffireinhell

    with old people instead of Til Schweiger and Jan Liefers? I'd laugh my ass off if one of those two is called "Rudi Wurlitzer".

  • June 29, 2006, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Harrison Ford colud do this...

    by Stale Elvis

    ...he's old enough... "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY LIST?"

  • June 29, 2006, 8:15 a.m. CST

    They better get filming underway soon...

    by brycemonkey

    otherwise the ending might happen TOO SOON!!! Yeah, love the leads but Reiner has been living in Hacksville for too long.

  • June 29, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Should I See This Movie? Ahhh, Bucket...

    by hipcheck13

    ...first of each of their lists: a healthy bowel movement.

  • June 29, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST

    KICK IT! - - Hey, this sounds like a good flick.

    by JDanielP

    And yeah, that's an interesting pairing. Who knows? This could be something special.

  • June 29, 2006, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Two great actors but ...

    by howstone

    I'd feel a lot better about this if Rob Reiner hadn't made a Few Crappy Movies after A Few Good Men (I know that The American President was good, but I had to use the line).

  • June 29, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Brokeback Bucket

    by TheBaxter

    too soon?

  • June 29, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    "get busy livin or get busy dyin"

    by quadrupletree

    This could COULD be good.

  • June 29, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST

    The Last Detail for old people

    by VanLingoMungo

    Works for me. Love Jack, love Freeman. I AM THE MUTHERFUCKING CANCER VICTIM, MUTHERFUCKER!

  • June 29, 2006, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Love these actors, but...

    by EricST1

    This movie sounds way too depressing for me...Grumpier Old Men 3.

  • June 29, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Oh, no doubt about it...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...they'll be acting their asses off, and very well at that, but this has Manipulative Oscar Bait Shitfest (MOBS) written all over it. It's going to be one of those films with a trailer containing the gag-inducing line: "(insert studio name here) proudly presents..." The DVD sleeve will display Nicholson's and Freeman's open-mouthed smiles, their faces retouched like a snapshot of Chernenko out of a 1982 issue of Soviet Military Review, and the cover will be littered with saccharine quote whore blurbs in a font only slightly smaller than the actual title of the film. No thank you, Mr. Reiner.

  • June 29, 2006, 12:54 p.m. CST

    AAAH!! He mentioned Knocking On Heaven's Door!!!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Bad movie. BAD movie! But I give at least 3 stars for Rutger Hauer!

  • June 29, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Snakes on a Bucket List

    by Mel Garga

    I like it so much better when Nicholson challenges himself. Like when he eats an entire chicken, bones and all.

  • June 29, 2006, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by alxorange

    Looks like God and Satan are taking a road trip together to cheat Death. Interesting...

  • June 29, 2006, 2:52 p.m. CST

    The Last Cancer Detail

    by Phimseto

    Sounds like it...well, I liked The Last Detail so I guess I'll check it out. Where's Randy Quaid?

  • June 29, 2006, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford's bucket list:

    by mattw

    1. Do a good fucking movie.

  • June 29, 2006, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Damn remakes...they're unavoidable.

    by wolack22

    Harrison ford is going to do a good movie... it's called Indy IV, hopefully they get it done before he dies arggg

  • June 29, 2006, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Enjoy the Ride.

    by Evil Chicken

    Two greats, story works. I'm there.

  • June 29, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Yep, sounds like a take on KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

    by Proman1984

    That's a German flick. Quite good too.

  • June 30, 2006, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Sounds more like a remake of Hawks...

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    That late eighties film with exactly the same plot, only instead of Nicholson and Freeman it was Timothy Dalton and Anthony Edwards, and nobody really cared if they died or not.

  • June 30, 2006, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Good actors usually help

    by tompbeast

    sounds like a decent version of Thelma and disease!

  • June 30, 2006, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Deniro and Nicholson did team up...

    by SK909

    to play fucking ping pong in Elia Kazan's film adaptation of The Last Tycoon. I don't know... who gives a damn about Nicholson anymore, he hasn't been good since The Shining. If you want to see his good stuff, watch The Last Detail or Cuckoo's Nest. Where's the new Jack Nicholson? Why do we still get excited when they trot out these dinosaurs who don't give a shit anymore, (nor should they, I'm sure they're surprised at their continued popularity as much as anyone)? Morgan Freeman is great, but he's ALWAYS MORGAN FREEMAN. I wish he'd play a psychotic, mean bastard like he did in that movie with Christopher Reeve back in the 80's. Can't remember the nam eof it right now, but he was scary in that.

  • July 1, 2006, 2:20 a.m. CST

    The movie you're thinking of SK909 was Street Smart...

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    Cool flick too, definitely one of Reeve's best and most under-rated, and Freeman was teriffic as 'Fast Black'. It'd definitely be refreshing to see Freeman go back to those kind of early roles once in a while, rather than always being mister nice likable guy all the damn time these days.

  • July 1, 2006, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Remember 'Gone Fishin'?

    by MrDr

    I do, unfortunately. I do.

  • July 2, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Wow.... "Gone Fishin'", wish I'd never been reminded

    by Drunken Rage

    of that one. Didn't someone like Joss Whelan or something write the script? I remember being surprised.

  • July 2, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Oops, my bad

    by Drunken Rage

    No, it was the guy who created "Lost."

  • July 2, 2006, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Meathead's movie

    by Hugh Jass

    Here is my wish. The Meathead goes into permanent retirement and shuts up about politics forever. The voters of California spoke loudly and clearly about the Meathead's day care initiative. Rich ultra liberal hypocrites should just count their money and leave the rest of us plebes alone. And Jack Nicholson? When was the last time he had any talent? 1975? That asshole has been phoning it in for decades.