May 7, 2006

CAN HOLLYWOOD GET ONE RIGHT?

Talladega Nights - August 4 (DREW WEITZ, 4/28/06, The Spectrum)

Will Ferrell stars as Southern NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, a role he wrote for himself. As if Ferrell alone isn't funny enough, his gay French rival will by played by Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his character Ali G. This could be a great combination.

How can you not love the idea of Will Ferrell vs a gay Frenchg Formula One racer, but I repeat myself....

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 7, 2006 12:05 PM
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I'm looking forward to the new Broken Lizard flick. Enjoyed both of their previous efforts.

They're Colgate alums too, no?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 7, 2006 12:59 PM

Very far off target, but how much longer will Hillary pop on the side bar? I'm trying to ignore it, but it's getting harder and harder. Ads are fine and I've no objections to them, but puh-leeze enough of her already. How much can a body stand?

I'll look forward to the bros reviews of the summer movies. At first glance none of them appeal, but a good review can easily change my mind. BTW - We've bid a fond farewell to Foyle's War from Netflix. We'll miss it, but look forward to our next series, Sandbaggers.

Posted by: erp at May 7, 2006 1:48 PM

The Super Trooper guys? They're even fraternity brothers.

Posted by: oj at May 7, 2006 2:31 PM

This could be a great combination.

...assuming they know enough to keep the prospective villian as the villian, and don't have some sort of reconciliation at the end. Given Hollywood's propensity for PC reworking of plotlines to fit Blue State conventioal wisdom, if the NASCAR world in general and its fans ended up being the main target of satire, it wouldn't be a big surprise (though Farrell does have some box office ground to make up after "Bewitched" last summer).

Posted by: John at May 7, 2006 9:26 PM

I think they'd have to incorporate soccer into it to be even more humorous.

Posted by: pchuck at May 8, 2006 9:53 AM
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