Ben Stiller's latest comedy, Tropic Thunder, is being promoted through several farce sites. Most of them are pretty ridiculous profiles of the the actors' imaginary alter-egos.
Check out the lot of them:
Tugg Speedman - Stiller's panda-saving, globe re-spinning, Stallone-like action hero.
Kirk Lazarus - Downey Jr.'s much-celebrated, bizarre, and ultra-Aryan persona.
Satan's Alley - Kirk and, uh, Tobey Maguire, in a movie about an illicit monk love affair.
Panda Relocation Foundation - Won't somebody please think of the pandas!?
Let's not forget the action flick of the summer: Scorcher VI
Good times. Posted 08.11.08 by reelz
There are two official Sherlock Holmes projects in the works and now both of them have their lead role cast.
Last week, word broke that Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell have signed on to play Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson in a comedic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's well-known stories for Columbia Pictures.
Meanwhile, over at Warner Bros., Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. has been cast as a more serious version of the super-sleuth in Guy Ritchie's more traditional (albeit also comicbook-inspired) take.
Now it's a race to the theater. May the best Holmes win.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.10.08 by reelz
Iron Man's opening weekend is only just a few hours old and discussion of sequel plans has already reached a fever pitch.
TV's Entertainment Tonight reported yesterday that Paramount Pictures (Iron Man's distributor) CEO Brad Grey has already targeted a May 2010 release date for Iron Man 2, so long as Marvel's much-anticipated comic book flick performs "as well as expected," and Robert Downey Jr.'s trainer revealed to Iesb.net that the Iron Man star is scheduled to begin working out for the follow-up as early as next week.
What can fans expect from an Iron Man sequel? Check out our article The Future of Iron Man to see what lies in store for Tony Stark and his armor-clad alter ego. Posted 05.02.08 by reelz
Iron Man hits screens this Friday and we've got the full Iron Man review ready for you today!
Rest assured the review is spoiler-free so don't be afraid. You know you want to know... Does Robert Downey Jr. do Tony Stark justice? Is Jon Favreau now an action director? How is "The Dude" as a bald baddie? And of course, most importantly, is it any good? Click on our Iron Man review for all the answers! Posted 04.29.08 by reelz
Feeling as if you can hardly contain yourself through the five-day work week until you can see Iron Man this Friday, May 2nd (or Thursday night at midnight for you die-hards)?
Well, not to rub it in your face too much, but we're checking out Iron Man tonight and we're pretty pumped as well. In fact, we'll be hitting you with our full review of Iron Man as fast as we can get it written! We guarantee not to spoil the good parts!
Check back tomorrow for Reelz.com's full review of Iron Man! Posted 04.28.08 by reelz
The summer movie season explodes out of the gate next Friday with the much anticipated debut of Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. and directed by Jon Favreau. And if you've been anywhere near a television over the past, oh, six months or so, chances are you've caught a glimpse of the red-and-gold armor-clad superhero in action.
But who exactly is Iron Man, and why did it take so long for one of Marvel's most popular characters to make the leap to the big screen? Check out our Iron Man Preview to find out. Posted 04.25.08 by reelz
ReelzChannel was at NY Comic-Con over the weekend and learned that both Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Lou Ferrigno have cameos in the Marvel franchise reboot The Incredible Hulk, opening June 13.
Clip Bonus: There was also some Chronicles of Narnia 3 news.
Watch the summer blockbuster update now. Posted 04.21.08 by Dack
Wanna see Iron Man four days early? Start making plans to hitch a ride overseas. Yesterday Paramount announced that they'll be releasing the uber-anticipated comic book flick in several international territories on April 30th, a move that prompted speculation that Iron Man might be arriving early in the States as well. Not so, said the folks at Paramount in a terse statement issued today:
"The domestic release date of Iron Man has NOT changed and remains May 2, 2008. Paramount Pictures International & Marvel will release the film in numerous international markets on April 30, 2008."
Looks like us Yanks are out of luck.
Source: Paramount Posted 03.12.08 by reelz
Blackface technology has certainly come a long way since comedians first employed the offensive practice in the cartoonishly racist "minstrel shows" of the early 1900s. Witness EW.com's preview of Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller's new comedy about a film crew shooting the most expensive Vietnam movie ever, which features the first-ever image from the film. Standing in between stars Jack Black and Stiller is a fairly innocuous-looking African-American man; look closer, though, and you'll discover it's none other than Robert Downey Jr.
Funny? Offensive? Either way, you have to admit it's a darn good makeup job.
Source: EW.com Posted 03.05.08 by reelz
Hitwise reports that this summer's highly anticipated Iron Man made a big splash from Super Bowl XLII advertisements on February 3, 2008. The website, ironmanmovie.com, jumped up 800 percent in market share of visits on Super Sunday.
The Iron Man Trailer has been met with extremely positive reaction catipulting the flick, which features Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, into one of most anticipated releases of 2008.
Posted 02.22.08 by reelz