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FUNNY PEOPLE Might Work Out After All!

Earlier this year, I was really excited for Funny People.

Mixing my love for the art of stand up with the crudely-sweet filmmaking style of Judd Apatow, it sounded like a can’t miss, even with Adam Sandler as a lead.

However, when the first trailer came out, and it started to look like a sappy pile o’ poo, I started to get skeptical.

It seems like the marketing team behind the flick started to feel the backlash early, as they slowly let us into the world of the film via the time tested approach of viral marketing.

They started with the website for Jason Schwartzman’s character’s sitcom Yo Teach!

Then upped it with the website for Aziz Ansari’s character Raaaaaandy, a pitch perfect spoof of comedians like Dane Cook. (Great url, btw)

They even nailed Sandler’s career to the wall with the website for his character George Simmons, where the film clips, movie posters and album covers are disturbingly believable.

Now, as if it were the frosting on a delicious cake, they give us the red band trailer for Funny People, showing there’s more depth to the flick than the sappy cancer plot.

Judd, buddy, you may’ve done it again. We’ll find out for sure on July 31st.

Original Post: YouTube – Funny People Red Band Trailer (HD) 720p.


Folks, I’ve seen 7 movies this summer so far, and honestly, we’re at about a 50/50 Quality to Crap ratio.

And after a Summer like 2008, 2009 really needs to start digging deep and delivering.

Luckily for us movie nerds, District 9 looks like it’s going to DELIVER!

Political commentary, aliens, mech suits, and sweet sweet action?

That’s a combo that says to me, TICKET = SOLD.

August 9th cannot come soon enough.

Original Post: YouTube – ‘District 9’ Trailer 2 HD.

MMS DX Batman: Now, A Tiny Bale Clone

Remember that freaky realistic (and really awesome) Joker figure from Hot Toys a few months back?

Now he has a nemesis!

Behold, the ridiculously detailed and outrageously expensive MMS DX 02 Batman from Hot Toys.

With LCD light up eyeballs, detailed weaponry and THREE INTERCHANGABLE FACES, it’s so real, you can almost imagine him insulting a PA!

Click through the gallery below and imagine how many tiny fingers must work to get those paint apps correct.

Original Post: MMS DX 02 – The Dark Knight – 1/6th Scale BATMAN Figure – –

The Surreal & Mildly Disturbing First MR. FOX Image!

Imagine if you will, the next film from Wes Anderson.

A stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Your main character, voiced by George Clooney. His buddy, Mr. Badger? Played by Bill Murray.  And Mrs. Fox? Voiced by Meryl Streep.

Have a mental image?

Yeah, no. Not how you’d expect.

Thanks to JoBlo for the exclusive first image…but seriously…what?

The fact that this is a Wes Anderson film, keeps me intrigued…but what manner of The Banana Splits is THIS?

Fantastic Mr. Fox is set to hit theaters and potentially scar children on November 13th.

Original Post: EXCL: 1st Mr. Fox pic!.