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Ernest: The Worrell’d Tour Part 1: The First Ernest Movie Is Actually a Dark, Kitsch Gem

[Ernest Goes To Camp was released 28 years ago today, and to celebrate, Matt Louv is kicking off a feature in which he reviews all nine Ernest films. Enjoy. -Vince]

Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloombeam (1986)

This review is part of a series in which the author watches all of the Ernest movies in

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Reese Witherspoon Is Set To Star In Disney’s Live-Action Tinkerbell Movie, ‘Tink’

Proving that there’s no classic character who can’t be spun off into a separate movie with a hip, abbreved title, Disney now has Reese Witherspoon attached to play Tinkerbell in their Peter Pan spinoff, Tink. This presumably to compete with Warner Bros, who have Hugh Jackman playing Blackbeard in …

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2014’s Rightful Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal And ‘Nightcrawler’ Are Coming Soon To Netflix

The Academy managed to figuratively punch me in the nuts three separate times last year — first when they snubbed Jake Gyllenhaal, again when they nominated Eddie Redmayne†, and again when Eddie Redmayne won. But enough about what those sh*t brained fossils think, anyone with taste could tell you …

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gaspar Noe’s ‘Love’ Is Apparently A 3D Porno That Ejaculates At The Viewer

Gaspar Noe is a French director known for disturbing the hell out of people, with his movies Enter the Void (psychedelic drugs, death) and Irreversible (anal rape). Roger Ebert famously described Irreversible as “a movie so violent and cruel that most people will find it unwatchable.”

Noe is back in …

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‘Batkid Begins’ Is The Inspiring Trailer Gotham Deserves And Needs

When writing about Batkid Begins in his summer movie guide, Ashley Burns said that “if you don’t watch this documentary and immediately want to turn the world into a better place filled with love, then you might as well let Hollywood write 50 sh*tty horror movies about your cold, dark heart.” So, …

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The Rock Officiated A Surprise Wedding For His ‘Bestie’ In The Best Prank Ever

You’ve seen The Rock do a lot in his acting and pro wrestling careers, but have you ever seen him officiate a surprise wedding?

Comedian Nick Mundy (whom you may remember from his long history of pranking WWE types) got pranked by the folks at Screen Junkies when he ended up walking into his own …

Pranks

Life In Pictures: A Guided Tour Through The Rock’s Getty Image Archive

Question: Have you ever seen a bad picture of The Rock? I’ll bet you haven’t. Even the ones where he’s doing nothing are mesmerizing. Maybe it’s just a size thing, how seeing a gigantic Samoan Adonis walking among mortals melts your brain a little. Like, picture The Rock eating spaghetti. Not doing …

Dwayne Johnson

Frotcast 250: Game Of Thrones, The Mad Max Feminism Debate, And Obnoxious Roommate Ad Update

FilmDrunkThis week's guest, Laremy Legel.
http://filmdrunk.podbean.com/mf/web/h583ms/Frotcast_250.mp3–Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).Welcome to another episode of what we like to call “Comedians with Microphones Talking Movies (and sometimes …

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Mad Max’s Flame-Throwing Guitarist The Doof Warrior Has His Own Ideas About His Character’s Backstory

One of the best things about Mad Max: Fury Road (my review) is that it’s constantly throwing a strong visual at you, offering just enough hints for you to create the origin story yourself. Backstories are always better when you’re allowed to imagine rather than just listen. Of course, humans being …

Mad Max

Sex Tape Star Randy Quaid Has Been Released From Canadian Detention, May Be The US’s Problem Soon

Randy Quaid has had a rough go of it ever since he went insane. He and his wife missed a court date over a burglary charge in 2010, then fled to Canada, where his wife, Evi, is from, requesting asylum from the “star whackers.” That was denied, then he found out a separate bid for permanent …

Randy Quaid

The ‘Entourage’ Movie Accidentally Hired Real Porn Stars For A Sex Scene

Some might consider it degrading, embarrassing, and an insult to women. But it’s a paycheck. What applies to porn also works for the Entourage movie directed by Doug Ellin, who “accidentally” hired two adult film stars for non-speaking roles. Spencer Scott and Anna Morna were asked to “simulate oral …

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Looking Back At The Video For Nelson’s ‘Love And Affection’ On The Song’s 25th Anniversary

Longtime readers of the site know that Vince and I share a great deal of, well, love and affection for the 1990 hit single, “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” written and performed by the brothers Nelson. People often think we’re joking when we bring this song and its music video up, …

Entertainment Industry

How ‘Die Hard With A Vengeance’ Caused The FBI To Re-Think The Federal Reserve’s Security

Twenty years ago today, one of the best (and arguably last) films in the Die Hard franchise was released in theaters. Die Hard With a Vengeance featured the return of John McClane (Bruce Willis), again separated from his wife Holly and the kids after moving back to New York City. Throw in a random …

FBI

The Best Lines From Pam Brooks, Unlikely Star Of HBO’s ‘Tales Of The Grim Sleeper’

If you haven’t seen Nick Broomfield’s Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (currently in rotation on HBO as part of their documentary series), it’s somewhat typical of a Nick Broomfield documentary (a la Biggie and Tupac, or the infamous Kurt & Courtney) in that it features lots of footage of an awkward British …

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Zac Efron Is An EDM DJ In ‘We Are Your Friends,’ AKA ‘Swingers’ For Millennials

Well here’s a trailer everyone older than 26 will hate! We Are Your Friends, from director Max Joseph and screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer, stars Zac Efron, Jonny Weston, and crew, as your prototypical mildly impoverished LA bros with a dream: a dream to one day score hot chicks by playing with …

Zac Efron

‘Bloodsport’ As A Mentos Commercial Is Weirdly Perfect, And A Terrible Gen X Rabbit Hole

Some smart guy out there has recut Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport as a Mentos commercial (via Reddit, DeathandTaxes). And when I say “recut,” I mean pretty much just stuck a Mentos logo at the end of the goofy chase scene between Van Damme and Forrest Whitaker from Bloodsport. Oddly, that’s all …

Mentos

The Art Of Murdering Kevin Bacon: An Oral History Of How ‘Friday The 13th’ Became A Horror Classic

In 1978, the film Halloween changed the horror genre forever by proving that a low budget, independent movie could hit the jackpot at the box office. Made for just $300,000, Halloween ended up grossing more than $70 million worldwide, and the only sound that was louder than the screams of fans that …

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Miles Teller Will Play A Boxer In A Martin Scorsese-Produced Biopic

Miles Teller is a fascinating case to me, because internet commenters seem to hate him with a passion approaching Amy-Schumer’s-not-even-hot-bro, while Hollywood producers seem to think he’s the next James Dean. That trend looks to continue as Teller plays boxer Vinny Pazienza in Bleed for This, a …

Martin Scorsese

Comments Of The Week: Johnny Depp’s Accessories Edition

Comments of the Week is back, and I’m giving away FilmDrunk shirts (BUY YOURS HERE) to each week’s winner. We don’t have an upvoting function yet, so in the meantime, you’ll have to bookmark this post and paste your favorite comments in the comments section from which I’ll choose each week’s

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Dramatic Looks Are Exchanged In The First Trailer For ‘Steve Jobs’

After the death of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic at Sony last year, it seemed the ambitious three-scene project would never again see the light of day. Then a miracle happened — Universal took on the film, director Danny Boyle stuck with it, and Michael Fassbender took on the titular role …

Steve Jobs

Weekend Box Office: Girls Rule, ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Smashes ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

As was widely expected, Pitch Perfect 2 beat Mad Max: Fury Road at the box office this weekend ($70 million to $44 million, based on early estimates). Meaning editors had all weekend to come up with their best singing pun. (Pitch Perfect Pitch Slaps, Pitch Perfect Outsings, Pitch Perfect Crescendos …

Mad Max

Has Johnny Depp Achieved Peak Johnny Depp With This Incredible Cutoff Denim Shirt?

I was so caught up in Johnny Depp’s dog drama of the past few days that I glossed right over the most amazing thing about the banner image I chose. As commenter AB noted, Depp appears to be wearing:

1. A denim shirt

2. That has been cut off

3. Unevenly

4. In such a way that is either distressed or …

Johnny Depp

Friday Conversation: What Would Your Mad Max Name Be?

Mad Max: Fury Road is finally out, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you definitely, definitely should. But even if you haven’t, it only takes a quick glance at the IMDB page to tell you that Fury Road has the best character names since The Expendables.

To wit:

Imperatur Furiosa
• Rictus Erectus
• Nux
• Imortan …

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The Best Character In Movie History, The Flamethrower Guitarist From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ Has An Origin Story

Everything Mike Ryan and Vince Mancini said in their reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road is 100 percent accurate. It’s great and ridiculous and endlessly entertaining and completely commits to its insanity; there’s no break in the action, so you never get a chance to catch your breath and think about the …

Mad Max

Robert Deniro Is Anne Hathaway’s Intern In ‘The Intern’ Trailer, Which Gives Away The Entire Movie

As a non-Baby Boomer, I would assume these “Hey look, old people can do stuff too!” movies would be patronizing and offensive to my parents’ generation, but it always seems to be other Boomers behind them. Like Nancy Meyers, who, coming off the Meryl Streep love triangle joint It’s Complicated is …

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Johnny Depp’s Dogs Are Fleeing Australia On A Special Flight To Avoid Execution

Earlier today I told you about Australia and their tough-talking ag minister, Barnaby Joyce, telling Johnny Depp that his Yorkies, Pistol and Boo, had to be out of the country by Saturday to avoid execution, on account of he never declared them and they weren’t subjected to the normal quarantine. …

Johnny Depp

Asa Butterfield Is Reportedly Marvel’s Newest Spider-Man

For weeks, rumors have suggested that Marvel’s next choice to play Spider-Man would be one of several young male actors that people over the age of 25 have probably never heard of. Now, though, the Internet’s greatest source for anonymously-sourced comic book movie rumors, Latino Review, claims …

Asa Butterfield

‘Nine Lives,’ Starring Kevin Spacey As A Cat, Now Has A Release Date

In January, I wrote about a Kevin Spacey project called Nine Lives, in which he plays a workaholic business man who, I sh*t you not, switches bodies with a cat. And in the process regains his family’s love (and presumably a mouth full of his own ball hairs). Shortly thereafter, I received an …

Kevin Spacey

‘I’m Asian,’ And Other Great Moments From Steven Seagal’s Ongoing Press Tour

Generally speaking, press tours are terrible and boring, but when it’s Steven Seagal doing them, anything can happen. For one thing, there’s the minefield of potentially touchy subjects, from Seagal’s history of sexual harassment accusations to his status as an apologist both for Vladimir Putin and …

Steven Seagal

The Australian Government Is Threatening To Kill Johnny Depp’s Yorkies

Anyone who’s seen the Simpsons Australia episode understands the consequences of introducing foreign fauna into a fragile ecosystem. Bringing dogs into the country requires at least a 10-day quarantine, which you’re liable to forget about if you’re flying in on a private jet like Johnny Depp. He …

Johnny Depp