Day: April 2, 2012

“Goon,” a charmingly violent hockey movie with heart

Sports movies, eh? No, I meant that in a Canadian way, because that’s where most of Goon takes place. Goon, made available a month ago On Demand, debuted on only a handful of movie screens over the weekend. It’s silly, juvenile, full of profanities and praises gratuitous yet non-life-threatening violence. So, basically, it’s a hockey movie. Let’s roll the official trailer, then talk about it. Based on a true story, Seann William Scott stars as Doug Glatt, an unlikely man who winds up in the minor leagues of hockey because of his superior fighting abilities — allowing him to...

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“CBS Knows Sex,” but “Two and a Half Men” co-creator prefers penis jokes to vagina jokes

Lee Aronsohn, co-creator of Two and A Half Men as well as an executive producer another CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, had this to say over the weekend at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference about this year’s crop of female-centered sitcoms: “Enough ladies. I get it. You have periods.” And also this: “We’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.” Guess he prefers his show’s dick jokes over vagina jokes. Hmmm. Coincidentally, one of the UCB’s house Beta teams, The Punch, may have beaten Aronsohn to the punch with this video emphasizing the CBS joke strategy....

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Adam Sandler, “Jack & Jill” achieve Razzies first by sweeping worst movie awards of 2011

For the first time in the 32-year history of the “Razzie” Awards “celebrating” the worst movies of the year, one actor’s vision swept by winning in all 10 categories. So, congrats, Adam Sandler? With apologies to Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part I, New Year’s Eve, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, the awards all went to Jack & Jill, thanks in part to Sandler’s decision to play the lead male and female parts in the supposed comedy. Sandler “won” both Worst Actor and Worst Actress, while his film also took home Worst...

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