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Jack Black & That JUNO Guy In The Harold Ramis Written/Directed YEAR ONE!! Kane & Abel, Primitive Dudes, And More!!

Merrick here...
Here's an embed of YEAR ONE's Super Bowl spot:



Black -vs- thye "cow" was kind of funny...

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  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by hirst


  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I have to say...

    by slowgraffiti

    This Apatow train is running out. I'm a huge fan, but shit...this looks like they took some of my favorite comic actors and made a stupid fucking movie with them. Damn it.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Rudd's got the Guttenberg hair goin on

    by S-Mart shopper

    this looks funnyish

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by LHombreSiniestro

    I wanted to laugh, but it just kinda existed.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I cuold about ten good chuckles out of only 2 minutes of that

    by Kirbymanly

    I'm in the seat.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Test Screenings

    by liljuniorbrown

    I thought that I had read on this site that the movie was a steaming pile of shit. I remember reading a test screen review at how bad this movie is. Oh well, Role Models was good.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    You bunch of snotty geeks.

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

    That was funny.Did you all leave your sense of humor in your mother's ass?

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Haha, that was pretty funny

    by terry1978

    The movie is gonna come off like one big sketch, but I'm sure it'll get some laughs.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Early Day Man spoke Perfect English

    by ThePilgrim

    and had professional costume designers make their outfits. I like the humor, but the look is something along the lines of made for TV or DTV. I've seen what you could call set pieces from this film. Nothing really looks cruedly made or real. Then again it's a comedy not Apoco or Caveman, so I should stop nith bitching already...

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    No, funny bone still attached.

    by Iron-kong

    But come on, those gags were telegraphed a mile away. And done much better decades ago when Monty Python did them.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by The InSneider

    saw it months ago. it can't be saved, even with the recent reshoots. they're still testing it next week. it's the worst apatow production ever. i preferred drillbit taylor. bible comedy just doesn't work.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    i chuckled too

    by Brian

    i'll see it

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    david cross playing abel,

    by Timahh

    by itself makes me want to see this movie a little bit. too bad they just showed me ,what i imagine is the whole scene.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    or was he cain?

    by Timahh

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    That is NOT the Superbowl Spot

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    ...when am I supposed to laugh?

    by TheWaqman

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    That is NOT the Superbowl spot

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    It's just a clip. No way in hell do they waste 2 full minutes of the most expensive ad time on tv to show this lengthy clip.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    LOL, i'll see this.

    by Mike_D

    it made me laugh. mission accomplished.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    batman:year one?

    by Dijjot

    the sketch was kinda funny aside from the overwrought non-ending. ill watch it when tbs plugs it up their ass year after next

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I chuckled...

    by monolithik

    At the fumbling with arrows bit. The rest was meh.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    What have I continued to do?

    by Power_Girl

    I though it is funny... nothing like the comedy style in the prior films.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by oaser

    The superbowl. Isn't there a war? A financial crisis? a new, minority president? Why are we focusing on a dumb, fucking football game (which I will watch and enjoy)?

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I dont' know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Best line- "I made a shelf unit for my hut."

    by Flim Springfield

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by SecretNerd

    I didnt even chuckle, and I pretty much laugh at anything.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    what have i continued to do. LOOKS GOOD to me.

    by future help

    love me some David Cross. (i hope Bob shows up too)

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    "What have I done?"

    by MrD

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    OH man, I can't wait!

    by chrismata

    But I'll have to and I'm fine with that.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    "What have I continued to do"

    by MrD


  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    saw a screening a few months ago

    by arzt go boom

    have to agree, although its got some great comic actors and some funny moments, altogether not worth the time. no flow, no real story. bleh

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by MrD

    Can you finish the war? Can you fix the economy? And didn't we already go gaga over a black guy in The House? Hell, wasn't going gaga over the guy just last week's entertainment? What good did THAT do? Just enjoy it. The world will still be fucked up on Monday. I promise.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by javery56

    ummm maybe because this is AICN and not the New York Times.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by Charlie_Allnut

    Nice to see Ramis back in action...this looks hilarious!

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Not bad!

    by SnapT

    You have won my seal of approval, moviemen.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Anyone who laughed at any of that is an idiot

    by lsleelee

    Sorry, it's the truth.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    well i am proud to be an idiot then because

    by slappy jones

    "tonight we feast" had me laughing

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Transformers 2 trailer here!!

    by wadi77<p>Remove the space in that link.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by aversiontherapy2

    Even if it means I'm an idiot.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap the Transformers trailer is massive

    by bullet3

    It looks like I'll be there opening day

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    regarding Transformers 2 trailer

    by Iron-kong

    Is that Devastator riding a unicycle? WTF?!

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    That is not a cow...

    by BuckminsterOhare

    it is a coo. A highland coo.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    remember fx porn?

    by wbrownley

    it was the term that one guy used to describe terminator 2? The transformers trailer looks like the Back Door Sluts 9 (south park reference, look it up) of fx porn.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    but people like porn

    by Iron-kong

    fx or otherwise

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    "this is funny" "you're a retard" blah blah blah

    by necgray

    If any genre has firmly cemented itself as "wildly subjective", it's comedy. I laughed at that clip. And contrary to what a couple of you have posted, I'm not an idiot. But I also won't be calling anyone a humorless douche if they didn't laugh. Everyone, get over your sense of humor. It is what it is.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Well, lsleelee,

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    that's, like, your opinion, man.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    star trek trailer!

    by wbrownley

    it's on slashfilm, but not aicn?

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    TF2: That giant 2 wheeled robot is all kinds of

    by ThePilgrim

    Oh Shit!!!! His wheels are as big as Prime and they are fighting Tokyo???. Does Sam get his hand cut off? Looks like that was about to happen...

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Where's Ringo Starr when you need him?

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    Seriously though...

    by Orionsangels

    Not funny at all! What is this? History of the World Part 1 or Caveman, starring Ringo Starr?

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    TF2 Trailer

    by Philvis

    I think I am going to need to see it in slow motion with a clear picture. The only thing I really made out was a robot looking like a lion or something. Everything else was just a blur. I'm sure it will be pretty decent though. Just hope the action is slowed down a bit this time around so you can tell who is who.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Or you could go just to & watch them now!

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    The clip didn't make me laugh.

    by F-18

    palpatinefuckedmydog's comment, on the other hand, is fucking hilarious.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Jack Black is playing THE GREEN HORNET's wacky neighbor!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Well, it could happen unless we are all vigilant!!

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by Flim_

    Wow. Jack Black continues his streak as film pariah. That looks like utter shite.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name


  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I thought it looked funny...

    by Die_Hardest

    But what do I know?

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by JonQuixote

    Which is alright.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Using the "indie" aesthetic to push a conservative xtian message? Fuck you. Also, NOBODY talks like that in real life. She didn't come off as charming or witty, more shrill, obnoxious, and irritating; and I say that as a guy who would love to ride Ellen Page's hot pixie ass until the end of time. Finally, the man-hate was at an all time in the flick. So the root of all evil is the aging gen-xer guy? Fuck you again. Juno was, at best, a bottom feeding hacked out Lifetime special for angst ridden teenage girls who simultaneously hate and are sexually obsessed with father figures. The pole dancer who wrote this thing must give incredible blow jobs, otherwise this film never would have been made, and certainly wouldn't have been nominated for anything other than the cut-out bin at Wal Mart.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Wow, somebody REALLY hates JUNO.

    by Orbots Commander

    Anyway, YEAR ONE looks funny. Yeah, it looks like an American version of a Monty Python movie, but what's wrong with THAT?

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Monty Python, yes!

    by HyphenatedWords

    I purposefully scanned this talkback for any reference to Monty Python, and the last one nailed it. Thanks Orbots Commander.<br> <br> Reading some of these comments makes me wonder if people get this clip. The point to make is that it seems like a SUCCESSFUL American take on Monty Python's style of humor, which is saying a lot.<br> <br> Judging by this clip, I admit loudly that I have no idea if they really pull it off. It could be a Life of Brian, or it could end up being a lesser Mel Brooks flick.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I Really Do

    by LaserPants

    It made me want to vomit with rage for a variety of reasons.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera?

    by kungfuhustler84

    How does that guy even get work? He gives absolutely nothing new or interesting to the movies he is in.<p>I love me some David Cross, but that didn't even get me a chuckle.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    "It could be a Life of Brian"

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    HypernatedWords: you must be the most optimistic person to have ever graced a TB here!<p>That's a bit like someone saying "The Love Guru" could be the new "Doctor Strangelove" after watching the trailer for it!

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Quality. lovin it!

    by KillaKane

    Gotta see this, looks a hoot.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Ramis co-wrote w/Office guys

    by wharpua

    It should be noted that Ramis co-wrote this with Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who are also wrote episodes like The Dinner Party and The Surplus. They're also the guys working on writing Ghostbusters 3.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    NEW AD Cast members re: Movie Rumors

    by jasmith111

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    You're right...

    by HyphenatedWords

    I just reread my comment and am saddened by how hopelessly optimistic it is.<br> <br> Thanks for the splash of cold water and slap, IAmMrMonkey!. I must have been in a really good mood last night. Jack Black ≠ Monty Python. Well, he does look a little like Terry Gilliam.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    People do talk like Juno...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...but they stop permanently after you've kicked their ass and pelted them with grapes and skiball tickets.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    just the basic idea of Jack Black in Biblical times...

    by The Amazing G

    means I will be seeing this, that and Harold Ramis directing