Everyone has that "guilty pleasure" comedy that was maligned by most. For this writer, it's Starship Troopers, and yes, it is a comedy — watch it again if you disagree. For others, that guilty pleasure is, apparently, Saturday Night Live skit-turned-movie MacGruber, which bombed at the box office back in May of 2010, even though it received mixed reviews. MacGruber fared better on DVD, where it earned about half of its worldwide box office.
For those who have the movie on disc and have defended that purchase to their friends, there's some good news. MacGruber director Jorma Taccone told Screen Crush that he and star Will Forte are planning a sequel. what did taccone say? >> Posted 05.22.12 by Ryan
In July, it seemed like Kevin Costner was unstoppable, having lined up high-profile roles in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel and director Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained.
Described as a "Southern" — blending together elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies — Django Unchained follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to reclaim his wife from a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Coster was reportedly playing a "vile and sadistic trainer of slaves," a departure from his usual roles.
But according to a Tweet from Variety writer Justin Kroll, Costner is no longer involved. more on these casting news stories >> Posted 09.16.11 by Ryan
Since MacGruber premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, any speculation that it might actually be an elaborate hoax and not a real movie has been laid to rest. Now, Relativity Media has released a new theatrical poster for the movie. Unfortunately, even though it's billed as "...the best action-comedy since Beverly Hills Cop," the poster is actually a pretty boring, action movie-style poster that barely hints at the movie being a comedy (we're only giving comedic points to Will Forte's mullet and Kristen Wiig's "sexy" mom jeans). continue reading >> Posted 04.03.10 by BrentJS
Just days after releasing a red band trailer for the upcoming comedy MacGruber, Relativity Media has a green band version that edits some of the naughtiness out of the first trailer.
Based on a recurring sketch from Saturday Night Live, MacGruber is an action-comedy parody of the TV show MacGyver. The movie stars Will Forte, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph. When it comes to SNL sketches-turned-movies, we're hoping MacGruber is more Wayne's World than It's Pat. Posted 01.22.10 by Ryan
Following in the footsteps of A Night at the Roxbury and The Ladies Man, another Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketch is making the leap from the TV screen to the silver screen. The latest is MacGruber, starring veteran SNL cast member Will Forte in an action-comedy movie that spoofs the MacGyver TV series that aired from 1985-1992.
Produced by Relativity Media, MacGruber was directed by the sketch's creator, Jorma Taccone, who also co-wrote the script of the film with Forte and John Solomon. IAmRogue, the official site for Relativity Media properties, has just debuted several promotional images and a Red Band trailer, accompanied by a brief synopsis of the film.
Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.
MacGruber also stars Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, and SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. Richard Dean Anderson, who played Angus "Mac" MacGyver on the TV series that inspired the original sketch, is rumored to have a cameo in the movie.
And, we're especially pleased to note, that MacGruber's cast also includes Casey Messer, host of ReelzChannel's Movies & Music and First Fans. Posted 01.20.10 by BrentJS