In Get Him to the Greek, the Brit-rocking boy-toy Aldous Snow is a shadow of his glorious Forgetting Sarah Marshall self — now heartbroken, drinking heavily, and fearful that's he's entering the "greatest hits" phase of his music career. Concerned the musician's in no shape to get to L.A.'s Greek Theatre on his own for a "comeback performance," Snow's producer (Sean "Diddy" Combs) tasks an eager-to-please, young record company executive, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill), with escorting Snow from London to L.A. No surprise, mayhem and mishaps ensues.
While the movie is out on DVD tomorrow, you can't rent it through Netflix or Redbox until October 26. But you can skip the queue altogether with VOD and Pay-Per-View, who are offering the unedited version tomorrow (Sept. 28) and giving you as much time to watch (and rewatch) the movie as Green had to escort Snow — 48 hours, rather than the standard 24. Posted 09.27.10 by reelz
Russell Brand is a busy actor these days. His movie-stealing role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall prompted director Nicholas Stoller to bring Brand's character, Aldous Snow, back for more in Get Him to the Greek. Brand will also be back for more next month as a voice in Universal's 3-D animated Despicable Me, opening July 9.
But what fans of Russell Brand are buzzed about is his next live action role in the remake of Arthur. Brand shared a few details about the project in an interview with Collider. Will Brand Channel Dudley Moore? >> Posted 06.05.10 by Ryan
For the ambitious music industry intern Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) in Get Him to the Greek, the task was supposedly easy: Escort a musician from London to a concert date in LA. What Aaron didn't count on was one of the prime rules of movie storytelling: If you plan to go from point A to point B, rest assured that, in actuality, you'll be visiting point U, point M, point X, and (if this is an indie film) point 5b, before finally winding up at your destination. We've managed to dig up 10 other especially daunting movie cargos — human and otherwise — that have made getting there twice the fun ... for the audience, at least. See Top 10 "Hazardous Cargo" Movies >> Posted 06.04.10 by reelz
Most fans of 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall agree that while it was a good movie, they wanted to see more of Aldous Snow and less of Jason Segel's penis. Now they get their chance with a sort-of sequel also starring Jonah Hill and directed by Nicholas Stoller. Does it deliver?
Posted 06.02.10 by reelz
"Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air—well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites. But you get the idea. Its energy is what's so refreshing, its lack of pretension or self-seriousness, especially during a season of bloated, boring blockbusters."— Christy Lemire, The Associated Press
"Get Him to the Greek, is a mess, but an amiable and occasionally uproarious one due mostly to Russell Brand's reprising of his role as Aldous Snow."— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
"As R-rated comedy goes, the [Judd] Apatow stable has become almost a can-you-top-this competition, and at times Greek works a little too hard toward that end, with a tone occasionally bordering on frantic. Still, barring a few lapses, the gags fly by in rapid-fire fashion, and enough of them connect..."— Brian Lowry, Variety
"...[the movie] operates like a booze bender—alternately funny and depressing in the moment, and barely memorable the morning after."— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"A reunion with Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller that pays far fewer comic dividends, the stop-start R-rated excursion never achieves the propulsive traction and outrageous/endearing balance that made The Hangover such a smash this time last year."— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
When it comes to the mix of movies being offered up, not much has changed since we previewed Summer 2010 blockbusters back in September 2009. The season is still packed with sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D.
Meaning, fans of action/adventure movies (11), comedies (8), and chick flicks (9) are in luck, as are parents looking for a way to entertain the kids (10). But the pickings are slim for horror fans (3) and those looking for some summer drama (6) or thrilling intrigue (5). Check 'em all out in our 2010 Summer Movie Guide. Posted 05.04.10 by reelz
We give the new release She's Out of My League 5/10. One point for the ridiculously cute but acting-challenged Alice Eve, and the remaining four to stand-up comedian and actor T.J. Miller, who manages to steal every scene. This guy has breakout star written all over him.
If Jay Baruchel can land a leading role in a studio picture, a real talent like Miller is long overdue. In the meantime, we'll have to make due with seeing him in smaller roles — Get Him to the Greek (June 4, 2010), Unstoppable (November 12, 2010), and Gulliver's Travels (December 22, 2010). Posted 03.12.10 by reelz
Universal Pictures has released eight still images and the first trailer for its new comedy, Get Him to the Greek, exclusively to Apple.com. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Yes Man), Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall (FSM), with Russell Brand reprising the role of Brit-rocking boy-toy Aldous Snow. Jonah Hill is also back, though as Aaron Green, an intern at Snow's record company, not as the Snow-loving resort employee from FSM.
When we revisit Snow in Get Him to the Greek, he's a shadow of his former self. The confident, self-absorbed, rock god Snow of FSM has been replaced by a heart-broken, heavy-drinking Snow fearful that he's entering the "greatest hits" phase of his music career. Snow's producer, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), tasks the eager-to-please Green with escorting Snow from London to L.A., where he is supposed to start a world tour aimed at reviving his career. When Snow learns that his one true love, model/pop star Jackie Q (played by Rose Byrne), is in L.A., he makes it his mission to get there before his tour begins, dragging Green through a "minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls, and Vegas lap dances."
Clint Morris of Moviehole claims to have read the original script for Get Him to the Greek and described it as having "great jokes, some wonderful cameos, and, believe it or not, a half-decent plot to boot." Morris went on to say that, unfortunately, he imagined many of the "racier" scenes in the script would have to be cut to meet the R-rating, saying they "do borderline on both soft-porn and unfilmable rancidness." Posted 02.15.10 by BrentJS
Actress/comedienne Kali Hawk may not be an A-list celebrity yet, but give her time. Hawk is currently appearing in this weekend's smash hit comedy Couples Retreat and soon she'll be appearing in Judd Apatow's newest feature, Get Him to the Greek. According to what Hawk told Movieline, both parts were minimal when she was cast, but were later expanded to better utilize her talents.
Get Him to the Greek, that was a one-line part where, even though I'd just done Couples Retreat, I wanted to do this movie because it's Judd Apatow and I want to work with those guys. I'd be a craft services person to get close to them, like, Judd knows talent and if he likes me, then maybe there's something that he could do. And then I got that part and my one-line character got expanded to where they would just put me into stuff.
Hawk was a member of the Groundlings improv group for about a year, and her intention was to become a cast member of Saturday Night Live, which she would use as a springboard into movies. However, things "worked out the opposite" for her, and when the opportunity finally arose, Hawk didn't want to become famous for lampooning the First Lady.
. . . do I want my introduction to the world to be me taking a shot at the better half of this great couple that everyone across the world has put their hope and faith into? I'm already kind of off the chain in Couples Retreat, so what am I going to do: Go sign up to be the token black girl on this show and make fun of one of the most prestigious women that we have? No!
What will Hawk do next? Not even Kali could tell you.
Life is not a straight line for me. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm that person who's walking down the street and meets Ron Howard in the supermarket and he puts me in a movie. Posted 10.12.09 by BrentJS