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Jack Black Needs A BAILOUT!

Nordling here.

I like Jack Black, especially his work in Tenacious D, but I think the consensus is that he hasn't lived up to the potential he displayed in HIGH FIDELITY.  SCHOOL OF ROCK and the KUNG FU PANDA films aside, he hasn't found that great comedic role yet, but Michael Winterbottom (24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE) may very well have given him that part, according to Variety.

The film, called BAILOUT, centers around Black's character, a down-on-his-luck, unemployed family man who is given the opportunity to turn it all around by two shady characters in a 7-Eleven.  Soon, Black's character's rolling in the green (in more ways than one).  It's based on Jess Walter's book "The Financial Lives Of The Poets."

Michael Winterbottom has a very diversified catalog, from comedy, drama, documentary, even a little science fiction.  He's extraordinarily versatile and prolific.  This project in particular sounds like the right film to get Jack Black that great part we all know is in him.  I'd love to hear more Tenacious D as well.

Nordling, out.

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  • May 12, 2011, 8 a.m. CST


    by BikoQue

  • May 12, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Hi Fidelity = Overrated

    by jimmy_009

    Sure it was a star making turn for Black, but it's not like it's insight into a rare genius that promises epic things to come. No one saw Matthew Lillard in Scream and thought "that guy that does that hyper shtick is just going to get better and better!" Jack Black is what he is, and I mostly enjoy him.

  • May 12, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Tropic Thunder

    by twogunjames

    Black was funny as hell in Tropic Thunder. I also think he was good in Be Kind Rewind.

  • May 12, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Tropic Thunder = Yes

    by GBH

    Be Kind Rewind = Terrible...

  • May 12, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Jimmy_009 = Overrated & secretly in love with Jack Black.

    by Arafel

    Jack Black is a very talented singer and actor. He isn't overrated at all. He was brillant in "Tropic Thunder". My kids love his work. I have noticed that when haters on AICN post something about an actor or actress being overrated, it's a signal they are secretly in love with them. Therefore, you must be secretly in love with Jack Black.

  • May 12, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    he hasn't lived up to his potential to be obnoxious and fat?

    by Spandau Belly

    I kinda thought he was born perfect in both those categories. I can name lots of actors who gave great breakthrough performances and then their careers just kinda went hit-and-miss. But when I saw Jack Black in High Fidelity I just thought that Hollywood has found another obnoxious fat guy and that's what he has turned out to be.

  • May 12, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Jack Black = White Eddie Murphy

    by GBH

    Now that he has taken on a role like Gulliver's Travels I foresee more play it safe family movies in his future...

  • May 12, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Jack Black's SIgnature Role

    by Aquatarkusman

    As the farmer/devil in Mr. Show's "The Joke: The Musical" :

  • May 12, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Anchorman and Nacho were good as well

    by Mandolorian

  • May 12, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Jables needs PTA

    by King_Knut

    Remember how Adam Sandler's best ever performance was in Punch Drunk Love? Seriously, Black needs someone to write a dramatic film, or light comedy, set in the real world, around which his lurching, frenzied, can't-contain-his-enthusiasm persona fits as a man frustrated by occasion and happenstance. Essentially, the reverse of Sandler's arc.

  • He's a fucking stooge whose 1 trick died out a long time ago. He's done bad movie after bad movie- Gulliver's Travels I had to watch because there were a bunch of kids over at the house and I was shocked by how fucking bad it is. How about ENVY - the movie about the spray that makes poop vanish. Black has become Ben Stiller's Rob Schnider to Adam Sandler - One big pot of UNTALENTED Jew Stew.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    the "School of Rock 2: America Rocks" sequel...

    by theDORK

    ...will never see the light of day. This after Mike White supposedly finished a script, Scott Rudin and Richard Linklatter were on board, too. Those announcements were made in 2008 (!). Guess they all wised up and let Jack go off and make a catalog of shitty comedies. No need to worry about seeing the sequels Year Two or Gulliver 2. Thank Goodness.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Dixie Chicken...

    by cousin.elvin

    He should play Lowell George in a Little Feat Biopic. Would be perfect:

  • May 12, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Hi Fidelity was just awful, seriously... seriously.

    by Common Sense

  • May 12, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Orange county

    by Mr Soze

    That was his best roll...Kinda Belushi-esce

  • May 12, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    isn't it enough to endlessly hate on someone without dropping the anti-semitic bombs?

  • May 12, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Where's da love?

    by kubricksnutsack

    C'mon, Jack Black is a nice little fella. He's made some duds, but he will scoop Oscar for best actor when he reaches the latter years of his life. Mark my words...mark my words...

  • I dunno, maybe he's a nice guy but he comes across as more annoying than Chris Tucker and that's saying something. Shallow Hal wasn't bad though. More for Jason Alexander than him admittedly.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Rag on me if you want

    by DCRex

    But I love The Holiday. I love it and I don't care who knows it!

  • May 12, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    No love for Saving Silverman?

    by kidicarus

    "Of course I'm gay" "Why?" "My obsession with Bette Midler, my preference for track lighting, oh yea and the fact that i like sucking.." "WHAT!! youve done that?" "Well no but remember when i bought that book on yoga?" Am I the only one who thinks that movie is hilarious?

  • May 12, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    So another Faust-like story?

    by Schnorbitz

    I bet his financial success will turn out to have terrible consequences.

  • As someone said in the Tintin talkback, please go back to wacking yourself silly over that shiiiiiittttty Captain America trailer please. "High Fidelity" was one of the few high-water marks in Jack Black's career - and his role was one of the least of the pleasures of that fucking fantastic adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Nordling -- Hey bro


    How about we have dinner at Taste of Texas tomorrow night?

  • May 12, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST


    by Professor_Monster

    The term anti-semite doesn't scare me and I don't mind being called that if people feel hearing the truth (no matter how ugly it may be) deserves to be labeled. Hollywood has always had a overstock of Jews (don't believe me - read some credits after a film) - and that's fine as long as they are funny or talented. These fucktards get work because they go to same damn temple as the execs they "work" for. There's just too damn many getting by on this bullshit - Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen -- the list is longer than Schindlers

  • May 12, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Good Jack Black Roles: Jesus' Son

    by hst666

    Very good small role.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    High Fidelity is a great film

    by nyjman8028

    Anyone who says otherwise I fear for their taste in anything good. I can't believe I even read one bad post on that movie. For shame.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    That was of course in addition to

    by hst666

    Orange County and Tropic Thunder which others have mentioned and the original HBO Tenacious D shorts are brilliant.

  • May 12, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST



    You ain't gettin' no bailout from me, you wooden, useless actor.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    School of Rock is the role you're talking about

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    It's not that he didn't live up to his potential, it's just his best days are behind him. Not many comedic actors have more than a couple classic roles. Though Tropic Thunder wasn't long ago and neither was Margot at the Wedding - not a comedy per se, but he's great in it.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    He is incredible in Yo Gabba Gabba

    by Knobules

    Very nuanced performance dancing with a garish one eyed nightmare thing and an effeminate dude in orange tighties.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    JB is an anit-child.

    by Juggernaut125

    Best heard and not seen. Love his work in Kung Fu Panda, but everything else is like nails on a chalkboard. Every time I see his befuddled wannabe cool guy, or his outrageous angry guy, or his 'Hey, I'm normal just like you, I'm just quirky' routine I think "This is pretty much the range of this guy's abilities. Jack Black doesn't need a Bailout. He needs an acting coach.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    People who don't like High Fidelity....

    by MacReady452

    ...listen to the shittiest of shitty music, and haven't seen Evil Dead 2 YET.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Top Jack Black vehicles we haven't seen:

    by UltraTron

    Denham: Return To Skull Island Weebles: they wobble, but they DON'T fall down Sidekick The Movie Tenacious D and the Killer Weed Smoking Demon Babes Son of Kong

  • May 12, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    JB just needs more D.

    by MacReady452

    Tenacious D rocks your socks off and everything else Jack does just doesn't have his heart in it.....cause it doesn't deserve his attention.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    A Jack Black Movie?


    Will it be as high quality as Giulliver's Travels. The guy has great taste in roles.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    He was fantastic in Shallow Hal

    by thot

    One of my favorite JB films along with School of Rock and Tropic Thunder. Also enjoyed the wacky Nacho Libre. Sure, he's stumbled a bit lately but most actors hit a rough patch or two. Jack will be BACK!

  • May 12, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Saw High Fidelity again recently...


    The first hour is still really good, but I had forgotten how much it descends into a big-budget A-Team episode by the end... rather dull extended shootouts with clunky editing. I guess that marked the moment where Jack Blacks future lay in movies that were more about action than drama, for much of the next decade.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    So are we all gonna forget that Tenacious D exists?

    by v1cious

  • May 12, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by yourebreakingthejacket

    Airborne was Jack Black's greatest role.

  • May 12, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    It's Really Quiet Simple....

    by OldDickLemon

    The fluke that was School of Rock notwithstanding, Jack Black just isn't a lead. Guys like him are best in small doses. He's much better when he's the buddy or coworker of the lead: Cable Guy, Orange County, High Fidelity, Saving Silverman, Tropic Thunder > Year One, Envy, Be Kind Rewind, Gulliver's Travels by a very sizable margin.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Call me shallow, but my favorite Jack Black role

    by sweeneydave

    was in Nacho Libre. I never get tired of "GET THAT CORN OUTA MY FACE!"

  • May 12, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Agreed, Nacho Libre was hilarious in a weird sort of way

    by kidicarus

    Never thought I'd say that about that movie. Looked like crap before it came out.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I've never seen High Fidelity. It looked like Jack Black

    by sweeneydave

    was playing the same role that he did in The Cable Guy. Can anyone confirm?

  • May 12, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Remember when the rumor was that he was up for Green Lantern?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Scary times, those.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Jews in Hollywood

    by HughHoyland

    Instead of griping about how many work in Hollywood wouldnt it be better to learn to act or direct yourself? Theres to much bitching going on like that, but nobody does a thing about it. Maybe they are highly motivated, inteligent and get in there and help each other out. Thats something rather lacking in other groups.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    If this world was a meritocracy

    by SmokingRobot

    Jack Black would never make another movie. WTF, why do some people just get to keep making movies even though they suck and those movies loose money?

  • May 12, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna have to put on my 'snob hat' and say,

    by Dr Gregory House

    if you don't like High Fidelity, all of your other opinions mean nothing to me.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Jack Black

    by MegaBeth

    I totally disagree with Nordling. Black has been in some really fun movies. Kung Fu Panda, Shallow Hal, Tenacious D movie, School of Rock, Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, Walk Hard (As Paul McCartney which is funny), Anchorman, Ice Age, Orange County, High Fidelity, Saving Silverman, Enemy of The State, Mars Attacks, The Cable Guy and Dead Man Walking. That is a pretty impressive list of credits if you ask me. And he is still arelatively young man.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    @v1cious: Not me, man.

    by schadenfreudian

    Not ever.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    this was great the first time i saw it

    by Vin

    When it was called Envy.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    all your conspiracy theories aside, the idea that Jack Black gets work because he's Jewish (which I'd bet that most people don't least most normal people not obsessed with Jews in Hollywood like yourself) is just idiotic. Jack Black gets a lot of work because HIS MOVIES MAKE MONEY. the only real flop he ever had was Year One. Gulliver's Travels was shitty, but it still made $250 million worldwide. King Kong, Kung fu Panda, Tropic Thunder, School of Rock...he has a string of MASSIVE hits. You can argue that you don't care for him or his acting, or his persona, or that he doesnt' deserve his success...whatever. I'm ambivalent at best about him. But he's not getting work because he's at the same Synagogue as producers, or whatever the fuck you're talking about. his movies make money, period. he's a box office draw, period. Remember, just because people like you have a problem with Jews, doesn't mean that every idiotic conspiratorial thought you might have about them is true.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    just because morons like you can't use google, and think his movies lose (or "loose", as you put it...since you're an idiot) money, doesn't make it so. just go to box office mojo and look up Jack Black. his movies do not "loose" money.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Mars Attacks was his peak

    by executiverocker

  • May 12, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Fuck YES for "Shallow Hal" love.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Great movie, and call me a chump, but I choked up HARD at the "children's ward" revelation at the end. Jack is not everyone's cup of tea, I get that, but he can do very good, and very funny work. And Chris Tucker is about 834 times more irritating to me.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    He was the pilot of the smokers plane that shot up Fake-Namor's boat!

  • May 12, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    No Airborne love for Jack Black.

    by Aaronthenia

    Just kidding. Whoever said Shallow Hal is right on. He was actually displaying some acting in that movie and he gave me the line "banana hands" which i now call my black friends. BTW I am not racist, I have a color tv.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    hughhoyland and badmrwonka

    by Professor_Monster

    Hugh, for the most part Hollywood is a closed system for non-jews. The people who always seem to find work come from their ilk. There's a great book that talks about how if you look at the system as a whole you can see even the most talented non-jews in Hollywood must find themselves a Jew to work with in order to get in the door of whatever they are trying to do. Zemeckis had Speilberg, Coppala had to put up with Evans, Ron Howard & Brian Grazier and the list continues. you can hate me for what I'm saying, but open your fucking eyes, this is not some conspiracy theory or witch hunt, call it an exercise. Watch the credits and count how many Bergs and Shultz and Witzs you can find. Look at the top actors, agents and execs. you have to remember Jews look out for one another more than any other people. if either of you ever get out of Pieoria and visit LA, take a drive down Fairfax and see how many signs there are that say "Keep our money in our community"

  • May 12, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    The Jackal!

    by jarjarmessiah

    He built the super gun and Bruce Willis blew his arm off!

  • May 12, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    "Jews look out for one another more than any other people"

    by schadenfreudian

    Clearly, you're not familiar with my wife's family.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Jewish, Christian, Black, White, Korean, whatever the fuck you are...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...if you can deliver a movie that makes a lot of money, Hollywood will embrace you with open arms.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    He was the bully in Never Ending Story III...

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    wouldn't be to proud of that. Also, he was the Rasta Dude in I know what you did last summer part 2.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    writefortheedit well said

    by KilliK

  • May 12, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    There is not ONE Jewish person in the top ten list of highest grossing actors. In fact, in the top 50...there's ONE. Ben Stiller. That's it. ONE IN FIFTY. How on earth can you claim that "the top actors" are predominantly Jewish? let's look at directors. of course, Spielberg is #1, but in the next 49, there is like 2, MAYBE 3 more Jewish directors. 4 out of 50? Oooh, big conspiracy. There are way more Italians in there...why no conspiracy theories about Italians? face it, just like every conspiracy theorist, you are suffering from a logical fallacy called is referred to as a "confirmation bias". This is when you have a preconceived notion (in your case, it's anti-semitism), and you look for or interpret facts in a way that supports the prejudice you already have. you ignore evidence to the contrary (I'm completely confident you'll ignore the evidence I've listed above) and you cherry pick, distort, or completely make up facts to support what you already wanted to prove. it's the antithesis of the scientific method, where you go in as a blank slate, open to whatever interpretations seem most plausible. and of course, you'll say, "I read this one book! you don't know because you haven't read it! I found a website that says the jews blah blah blah"...but of course, that is EXACTLY what I'm saying. those people have all created their websites and books and pamphlets by doing the same nonsense you are, and now you're quoting them like it's an actually legitimate source of information. you see how it all perpetuates itself? but again, I reiterate my main point: you can think whatever you want about Jack Black, and think whatever you want about Jews, but even though Jack Black's parents are Jewish, he is NOT a practicing Jew, there is absolutely NOTHING in his persona or comedy that is Jewish, and hardly any of his directors have been Jewish. SO WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? fucking conspiracy theorists, they never let reality get in the way of a good bit of hate speech.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    He was good on The X-Files

    by v3d

    The guy can act.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST



    You forgot to finish your review: "I was so hopeful when Gulliver's Travels came out that it heralded the return of both Black and Segel as genuinely comedic guys. But it was a false dawn for both.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    writefortheedit is like...


    the child I never had, but wanted, then after having, decided I didn't like having a smarty pants for progeny, then left out in the woods, then missed and returned, only to find out a pack of wolves found the child and raised it as their own, in which he grew up to resent me, and came to kill me, then having to get a restraining order on him, then regretting the day I left him in the woods, then wondering if life was worth living, then realizing I don't give a shit.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    That Tenacious D movie sucked so fucking hard

    by Jaster

    It had moments of brilliance but mostly just layed there coughing softly. That Kyle Gas guy just sucked the life out of every scene he was in. I have liked Jables in several films however. I liked Year One and Nacho Libre for example. I know most people didn't, but fuck 'em. That one, I think it was called "Rewind" where he was the video store clerk that re-enacted THAT was fucking dogshit.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Kyle Gass is great in "Elf"


    Don't deny it.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Kyle Gass is barely in Elf

    by Jaster

    I saw that not long ago and said "Oh that's the guy who ruined that Tenacious D movie". He did reaction shots to Will Ferrel mostly. Without Jables NOBODY would give a fuck about that guy.

  • May 12, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...Um... thanks? (Raised by wolves... if only...)

  • May 12, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    KG in Saving Silverman

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    The lame as magician was funny. And also, JB had some of the best lines in that movie. "You remember the time I accidently burned my balls with the bunsin burner?!" "I still can't grow hair on my balls."

  • May 12, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Gulliver's travels sequel........

    by u.k. star

    Don't be so quick to rule that out. It;s still making money (North America is basically the only major market where itt hasn't done well) and if DVD Blu-Ray sales match the box office you could see a sequel....... You have been warned..........

  • May 12, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Black has ONE role...

    by JamesWest

    Jack Black has ONE role and he plays it in every film. So far, never successfully.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    It's Michael Winterbottom

    by archer1949

    Except for Angelina Jolie in blackface and Jessica Alba attempting to play a human being, he's pretty deft when it comes to casting. If he sees something in Jack Black that fits this role, I will defer judgement. Winterbottom is one of the best, most unappreciated directors working today.

  • First, I never said top grossing anything - the top actors, directors would be the ones who constantly work no matter how poorly their previous films do, and guess what, they are paid more than others whose movies make more than theirs. See if these names ring any bells Seth Rogan, Zack Snyder, Brian Singer, Speilberg, Katenberg, Lorne Michaels, Brad Grey, John Stewart (who had 4 unsuccessful shows before they gave him a show that was already doing well), -- the list continues but I can't prove anything to someone who is in the dark and likes it there. You tell me one other business that is as monopolized as show business - and the scary thing is, show business influences what people buy, how they behave and what they think - which is why you are so worked up over this, or you yourself light the sabbath.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I watched the first 10 minutes of Tropic Thunder

    by Jaster

    Didn't laugh once, didn't even smile once. I thought it was beyond stupid and turned it off.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    yeah, there are eight jews in hollywood

    by jawaburger

    a total monopoly

  • May 12, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    "Jack Black = White Eddie Murphy"

    by Ditko

    Gimme a break. What are you, 12? Eddie pisses all over Jack Black. And hey, I like the fat bastard. But Eddie Murphy is in another league. Sure he is not what he used to be, but go ahead and check some of his old stand up comedy. Pure gold. The guy was a genious and funny as all hell.

  • May 12, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    badmrwonka FTW

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    And am I the only person who didn't think King Kong didn't toally suck, and Jack Black was Ok in it? Faint praise, but praise non the less

  • i think of Jack Black in Anchorman and it helps me deal until the day comes these dicks have to slam on their brakes and those stupid yapping pieces of shit rebound off the windshield and smash their stupid teeth out of their mouths. also school of rock was a straight up awesome movie because of Jack Black and on this there can debate..(Poppy's getting a little sloppy)

  • May 12, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    So what, exactly is your point, Professor Monster?

    by archer1949

    Besides Jew Baiting? Are you going to dig out the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? Yawn. You don't like the product or the people who produce it, don't buy it. Or better yet, make your own movies. That's increasingly an option. Jack Black makes money for people the suits, regardless of their ethnicities. Same with Sandler and Schneider and the rest. The moment they stop making a profit, they are gone. The fact is that in show business, it's all about the profit just like any other business. Yes, there is a matter of personal connections to get a foot in the door. But how is that any different than any other business? But you have to produce to stay on top. People dig it and they buy it. It's that simple.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    writefortheedit = scary

    by AssyMuffJizz

  • High fidelity was fucking great, you homos."

  • May 12, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    R. Lee Ermey MADE Saving Silverman

    by Mel

    Fucking hilarious in that

  • May 12, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    by bowdini

    Professor Monster..... Shut up. You're an idiot. And seeing as you read that on the internet, it must be true. Go read "Mein Kampf" and be happy. Seriously anyone that believes in these giant conspiracies, need to open their eyes. Do you really think this vast conspiracy would last as long as it has and no one, outside of youanti semites who know about it? Seriously open your eyes homie. The world isn't as mysterious as you think it is. There are no such thing as these vast conspiracies, because people with as much power as you claim they have, are to narcissitic to not advertise it. And seriously man, you're a bigot.

  • May 12, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Anti-semitism and "High Fidelity" hatred

    by A_Banned_Apart

    It's like the PB & J of ill-informed opinions in my book. But hey, to each their own--just don't expect a Christmas card from me.

  • May 12, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed him in The Jackal. It was fun to see Bruce

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    blow his hand off with a remote controlled .50 caliber sniper rifle, then blow the rest of his ass away after making some adjustments.

  • May 12, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I am a bigot - no problem there - but the problem DOES exist

    by Professor_Monster

    If you think I'm the only one who sees the massive deposit of Jews in our media then you my friend have never been outside the United States. We are a joke in the eyes of other places in the world because we look like puppets. Again - you don't have to believe me - try the little test I gave you. 0

  • May 12, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Brutal Legend was made for Jack Black

    by Brandon

    no really, they should make that into a movie already

  • May 12, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    ... maybe a team-up flick where Jack fights Seth Rogen and Zach Galif(????)s to the death. Oh boy... that would be.... so.... funn... zzzzzzzzz

  • May 12, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Jack Black IN "THE UNCONVENTIONAL BUTLER". Make it happen, Hollywood.

    by RobertoInfinite


  • May 12, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Prof monster

    by Amfpsych

    I'm a Jew and I work in Hollywood. Youre100% correct, we have monthly secret meetings in which we reaffirm our commitment to keeping Hollywood a closed system. Also, 3 of our guys have slept with your ex-wife. Anyway we have no intention of stopping, so, there ya go. And Spielberg just told me to ask you to go fuck yourself. Sincerely, Jewey Goldbergsteinwitz

  • May 12, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Was great in Orange County. Kung Fu Panda is boring!

    by HB_Dad

  • May 12, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Jack Black plays the same guy in all of his films...

    by 77AD

  • May 12, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Jack Black Needs A

    by Turd Furgeson


  • May 13, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    just the past couple years have been really bad for him


    Year One and Gullivers. I strongly disagree with the haters but I gotta say his shtick is wearing a bit think. He needs another hit, fosho.

  • May 13, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    from IMDB


    Bernie (2011) Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive. The Big Year (2011) Stars: Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event. The Muppets (2011)

  • May 13, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    School Of Rock = Jack Black genius

    by Jaka

    And I think he BADLY overacted in High Fidelity. Also, I'm a huge JB/Tenacious D fan, but I have no kind of denial regarding the quality of his films. A lot of them have been very, VERY bad. Thankfully he's done enough good ones wherein he proved he can really act that he keeps getting hired.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Weekend At Shirley's

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 13, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka're saying Steven Spielberg keeps getting work because he's a Jew? is that why he made your list? you're a complete idiot...seriously. all of the people you listed keep getting work because THEIR MOVIES MAKE MONEY. you go ahead and find me one Jewish actor, producer or director, who has had a string of flops, and still commands a huge paycheck. go ahead...I'll wait. honestly, you conspiracy nuts are the worst. you throw out just enough of an argument that it makes me want to get involved, but you have such a weak intellect, and you've already convinced yourself of SO MANY faulty premises and completely falsified factoids, and you throw out so many straw man arguments, that it's like arguing with a brainwashed 5-year-old. I'm bowing out of this one. Don't bother writing me back. You can sail off into the abyss of paranoid personality disorder all by your lonesome, you pathetic, ignorant asshole. I'm just horrified that you mentioned you were around kids last weekend. I hope to god none of them are yours. more brains to wash with your hatred and ignorance.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:52 a.m. CST

    High Fidelity is over rated.

    by hallmitchell

    I really wish he cut an album with DIO before he died.

  • He was sort of offended that somebody was singing about him not rocking anymore. Which, really, is pretty damn funny. I think it was later explained to him, or maybe he just figured it out on his own. Either way, yeah, too bad they couldn't have rocked together a bit.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:30 a.m. CST

    was disappointed when I saw High Fidelity


    Probably because some geeks at AICN were pimping it.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST


    by Thehairyhandedgentwhoranamucinkent

    to bed!!!

  • May 13, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Jews in Hollywood

    by HughHoyland

    Im not a Jew, but I dont give a crap how many work in hollywood. I say good on them! Acually if I have a gripe with any religious person its the catholic ex exec at paramount that nixed Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The God Thing because he was offended by the stories premise lol And when I say make your own movie, I mean it. You can buy a camera that shoots motion picture quality film that no longer costs a fourtune.

  • May 13, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Jack Black & Adam Sandler

    by treatment

    PEOPLE- if we/you stop buying tix for the films these two are in ...the studio's will have to stop offering them roles.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I grew up with Jess Walter

    by shran

    He is an extremely talented writer and the book this move will be based upon is a pretty good read. That being said, I would not have seen Jack Black as the lead. Probably because I always picture Jess doing all the talking in his books. Jack Black is pretty hit or miss. I agree that School of Rock, Kung Fu Panda, and Shallow Hal are among his stronger performances. And contrary to popular opinion, I liked him in Jackson's King Kong. I also liked Orange County. Even at his worst he's better than Danny McBride.