Who knew you could shoot blanks?
Nov. 29, 2008, 5 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
That movie bitch slapped Hollywood egos and somehow Tom Cruise developed a sense of humor.
Nov. 29, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST
Hilarious, kickass, had everything. It was a movie movie. But, why wasnt this guy asked about Iron Man 2?
Nov. 29, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST
by My Mom Is A Whore
Hopefully Rain Of Madness is stronger, as I haven't seen it.
Nov. 29, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST
I planned for a fifteen-minute interview and got cut off at eleven.
Nov. 29, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST
When Kirk Lazuras finally looks in the mirror and it shatters I lost my fucking shit. Tropic Thunder was fucking hysterical. Is Rain of Madness online somewhere?
Nov. 29, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST
It's so odd that Justin Theroux is this big screenwriter now. I remember his short lived character in Six Feet Under. Anyone else watched that show?
Nov. 29, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST
actual news, I thought this site had shut down for a while, the rate of new articles has become glacial recently - nice to see someone's managed to get their keyboard working again.
Nov. 29, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST
I think I have a man crush on him.
Nov. 29, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST
The "Rain of Madness" site says it is available for free on iTunes store, but the link is dead and the download is nowhere to be found. Anyone?
Nov. 29, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
Clerks, Office Space, Shindler's List...there's usually a point where comedies start to get into the actual plot and it's hard to maintain the humor after that. Even Lebowski started to unravel towards the end there.
Nov. 29, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST
To be honest, I like what he brought to Alias. I think his story arc was the only good thing about season three.
Nov. 29, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST
Yeah, you just get along there, little doggie...
Nov. 29, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST
there, i said it. robert downy jr's transformation ws amazing and impressive and any of the best lines were his. after the fake trailer spots, and the sudden coogan death-by-mine, me and the large group of people i watched it with laughed AT NOTHING in the movie until stiller tossed the asian kid at the end. for all i heard about this 'amazing comedy' we laughed aloud maybe once or twice. that same day we watched PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and laughed aloud every few seconds. i'm buying it. and i can't stand pot or pot humor for the most part. tropic thunder sucked. flame on.
Nov. 29, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...work the pipes and swallow the gravy.
Nov. 29, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST
by Shia LaBeoufs Uncle
That's like the very definition of an invalid opinion.
Nov. 30, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST
There aren't even really that many changes, but unlike the "unrated" editions of most comedies that come out the stuff that's re-inserted actually has some substance to it. Although I am kinda bummed that "Run Through The Jungle" by CCR got scrapped.
Nov. 30, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST
Hey Justin, Rain of Madness was obviously a parody of hearts of darkness, but I also saw some burden of dreams elements? werner herzog craziness? anyway, Tom Hanks movies are still enjoyable to watch! and say hello to Louis! He's kinda brilliant
Nov. 30, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST
I'm still waiting for them to sell those fuckers!
Nov. 30, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST
I agree.I actualy thought pineapple express wasn't very funnny and feeled pointless plotlines and characters
Nov. 30, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST
...compared to the shitfuck that was going on the last time (Golden Compass best FX? Bourne best Editing?), they nominate Downey Jr. for this. (And ignore Heath Ledger's "Look, I'm licking my lips, chew with open mouth and have a strange voice, can you believe how crazy the Joker is?"-performance in TDK, even if he is already dead.)
Nov. 30, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST
by Hikaru Ichijo
and we were too cheezed NOT to laugh at the "full-retard" jokes. Everyone else was too afraid, which made for an interesting social situation considering how passive a theater experience is, that it was a media induced bias, that we stunk of reefer... What I don't get is why RD Jr. didn't offend everyone. Then again, what's he got to lose? Great movie.
Nov. 30, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST
Everybody said "Oh Tropic Thunder is the shit, it's hilarious!" Bullshit. My wife & I caught it last nite and it straight up sucked. If it wasn't for Tom Cruise I would've turned it off. Other than There's Something About Mary, Ben Stiller is one of, if not thee, most unfunny overrated clowns working today. I fucking hate him. And as for Theroux, let's hope he does a better job w/Iron Man 2's script.
Nov. 30, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST
is it's kind of meant for smart people. I'm not just saying that to insult the people who hated it, though if that happens I'm fine with it. But in all seriousness, the world is filled with all sorts of people, and it's just a fact that a large portion are just kind of dull mentally and don't know it. As long as your ego is working at capacity, you're invariably going to think you're pretty much the most awesome person on the planet, but it's simply not true, it's an illusion you create for yourself to help you get through life as effectively as possible with what you have at your disposal. So I'm sorry to say, but if you didn't *like* the film, that's a matter of subjective taste, but if you didn't find the jokes funny, then you simply didn't really get them. You thought you got them, and just decided they weren't funny, but you didn't *really* get them, not the way others did. I'd suggest sticking with the talking Chihuahua movies and Wayans Bros films.
Nov. 30, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST
This guy's a writer? Just like the a-holes on American Idol, "You did good!" It's the decline of American culture...
Nov. 30, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST
...remind me never to go to the movies with you because we will never, ever get along.
Nov. 30, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST
I think that's where I first took notice of him.
Nov. 30, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST
Tropic Thunder was terrible. If this is what passes for comedy these days, then boy I miss the '70s and '80s more than could ever be expressed.
Nov. 30, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST
right on. I pretty much agree. although I think there were enough throwaway gags in the film that it should have at least entertained someone who didn't get the bigger themes. but oh well, some people just gotta hate.<p>I still think Stiller should have held out for an "action star" to play the lead though. he almost got Keanu Reeves, can you imagine how great that would have been?
Nov. 30, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST
I can see your ego has no problem working at capacity...
Nov. 30, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST
by Maxwell Bishop
The movie was not good. The jokes were not funny. According to “smackfu” I must not be “smart people”. The movie was not rocket science. The undertones to what Stiller and gang were going for were understood, but the black face has been done before as well as the retard jokes and the shallowness of Hollywood and her audience. This is not new ground here, but yet people think it was brilliant comedy.
Nov. 30, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST
I definitely recommend getting DVD version that includes this mockumentary. Tropic Thunder didn't hold up that well on 2nd viewing, but I thought the Rain of Madness was hilarious. I didn't know Theroux played that hilarious I-banker deusche in American Psycho: "how'd he get a res at Dorsia on a Friday night."
Nov. 30, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST
I love what I consider to be "intelligent" comedies of the late-70s to the mid-90s. With a few exceptions, I don't find the comedies of the last decade (shockers, spoofs or stories about whiny, neurotic families) very appealing. <P> What I can appreciate about Tropic Thunder is that it tries to resurrect the big budget, big idea comedies of yesteryear (ie, Spies Like Us, Ghostbusters). There are some moments that are intelligent (the mirroring of the opening and closing action segments), but more often it relies on Jack Black going overthetop and RDJ milking his black guy impersonation. <P> I think of films like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Trading Places, Naked Gun or Vacation and I see genius at work. I think of Tropic Thunder and I see a couple of established comedy stars lazily throwing ideas back and forth and patching together a decent rip on Hollywood war movies. But there is no genius in Tropic Thunder.
Dec. 1, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST
Good actor, he would look the part, and he's already friend with Robert and Favreau.
Dec. 1, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST
by Rommel Catuncan
God, not that guy! Jesus...