MacGruber, the action comedy based on one of Will Forte’s SNL characters, will be out this spring. Considering that the movie is written by Forte himself, as well as his Saturday Night Live collaborators, we can expect at least one source of good laughs this coming spring. He is joined by some of his colleagues from the famous live show, like Kristen Wiig as the female lead, or Maya Rudolph. The cast is completed by some ‘stars-for-flavour’, like Val Kilmer as the bad guy, Ryan Phillippe, Powers Boothe and a string of cameos by well known wrestlers — it’s a comedy, so it’s allowed.
MacGruber continues an impressive tradition of films based on SNL sketches, like Wayne’s World, A Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man, you name it. If you’re not familiar with the character, you should just know that he’s a parody of MacGyver, just that he doesn’t save the day. Ever. Here’s the trailer, hopefully they haven’t used up all the good stuff in it:
Heavy-metal icon, Lemmy Kilmister, the frontman of Motorhead and the genuine poster boy of true rock’n'roll living is the subject of a new documentary, hitting the festival circuit soon. The movie is titled Lemmy and it is directed by Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver, who spent a period of roughly three years with the legendary rocker, following him through numerous gigs with Motorhead, as well as in more peaceful and intimate moments.
Important names, like Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne and plenty more (actor Billy Bob Thorton, wrestler Triple H), make appearances in the film, confessing their admiration for the ‘ace of spades’ of heavy metal and sharing funny stories, as expected. Hopefully, there’ll be more to the documentary than a dithyrambic portrait of the bassist, but also a bit of an analysis of the true consequences of a compromise-free rock’n'roll life, Lemmy’s being one for sure.
It’s always a shock when someone young dies and it was an even greater one yesterday, when it was announced that young actress Brittany Murphy has passed away. She was 32. If you wonder why this ‘preferential treatment’ shock-wise, it’s because whenever I would hear her name, her big childish smile would flash before my eyes. And now, if I think about, that probably woun’t change. Girl, Interrupted is the first movie that I remember her from because, though a supporting character, she really made you believe that her character had a story even more interesting than that of the main character. The last movie I saw her in was The Ramen Girl, a unique kind of a cooking movie, where she was this lost American in Japan, who finds a brand new way of giving meaning to her life… We can only say ‘thank you, Brittany’ for adding something to our lives.