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« on: February 27, 2008, 05:28:03 PM »

Read some pre screening reviews of this on AICN, and I mean man, this looks like it could be effin sweet. I'm always up for movies spoofing on the ridiculousness of hollywood, and while Stiller's track record hasn't been pristine, this seems like its in the vein of a Zoolander (spoofing on a specific industry). Which to me says it's probably going to be hilarious.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942385/
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 02:55:08 AM »

I just noticed that one of the writers was Etan Cohen, which I figured must be a mistake but I guess that's a real name.  That would kind of suck..."No, not Ethan (winner of 4 oscars and numerous other awards), it's ETAN!  Aww, fuck Hollywood!"
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 05:03:09 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 28, 2008, 02:55:08 AM

I just noticed that one of the writers was Etan Cohen, which I figured must be a mistake but I guess that's a real name.  That would kind of suck..."No, not Ethan (winner of 4 oscars and numerous other awards), it's ETAN!  Aww, fuck Hollywood!"

it's the guy who was behind such classics as 'My Wife is Retarded' and 'Idiocracy'.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 09:39:03 PM »

I heard idiocracy was good (didn't see it)..

Did you see this pic: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20182058,00.html

RDJ might be the only actor capable of pulling this off and not getting skewered for it. That picture just made me want to see this even more.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 12:21:34 AM »

Oh man, I do not abide by blackface or anything like blackface.

Though Soul Man gets a chuckle out of me for being so racist and still so naive about how racist it was all at once.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 09:14:38 PM »

I mean people are making too much fuss out of the blackface discussion....its satirical. The film is based on a big budget war movie being made...each character is a spoof of certain hollywood types...downey jr. plays the over dedicated method actor (ie. daniel day lewis, notorious for staying in character 24/7 while shooting a movie) the role in the FAKE/spoof movie that his character is supposed to be portraying is written as black in the fake script...so instead having them rewrite the script, he being the overly dedicated actor that he is, he decided to dye his skin to fit the role.

I'm not sure how anyone sees a problem with that.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 09:36:52 PM »

Quote from: ElijahPrice on March 12, 2008, 09:14:38 PM

I mean people are making too much fuss out of the blackface discussion....its satirical. The film is based on a big budget war movie being made...each character is a spoof of certain hollywood types...downey jr. plays the over dedicated method actor (ie. daniel day lewis, notorious for staying in character 24/7 while shooting a movie) the role in the FAKE/spoof movie that his character is supposed to be portraying is written as black in the fake script...so instead having them rewrite the script, he being the overly dedicated actor that he is, he decided to dye his skin to fit the role.

I'm not sure how anyone sees a problem with that.

People that look for racism and are uber sensitive to anything remotely, tangentially "mean" to someone of color can find it in anything. Don't even bother trying to have the satire discussion. It's not allowed. Don't even bring up Eddie Murphy in whiteface as a jew in Coming to America. It's not the same. He was playing a white dude. Don't even try ElijahPrice. You wouldn't understand. You are part of the problem.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 11:16:39 PM »

Ed, you are being silly.  This is not in any way, shape or form 'blackface'.

Stop oppressing yourself.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 09:32:35 PM »

Quote from: ElijahPrice on March 06, 2008, 09:39:03 PM

I heard idiocracy was good (didn't see it)..

The first 20 minutes are a riot, mainly with the graphs, charts, and the narrator seriously intoning how the human race fell off the cliff of stupid. After that, it has a few laughs here and there but is mainly silly.

Ed, you're not black so stop creating oppression where none exists. No race card for you.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 10:33:11 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2008, 10:50:09 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2008, 12:20:36 AM »

'I like money'.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2008, 11:29:03 AM »

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'I like money'.

I can't believe you like money too. We should hang out.
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2008, 04:50:05 PM »

Quote from: TK-421 on March 15, 2008, 11:29:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 15, 2008, 12:20:36 AM

'I like money'.

I can't believe you like money too. We should hang out.


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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2008, 02:35:17 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 15, 2008, 04:50:05 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on March 15, 2008, 11:29:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 15, 2008, 12:20:36 AM

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2008, 05:53:35 AM »

Trailer available now

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/7011951/standardformat/
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2008, 12:56:34 PM »

Damn. Robert Downey Jr.'s the only part of that trailer that looks funny.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008, 01:00:54 PM »

Really..

I thought the trailer was excellent. It had a zoolander esque feel to it (i realize that isn't everyones thing, but zoolander was hilarious to me). I agree downey's scenes were excellent, but I thought alot of it looked good. I need a good over the top comedy in my life.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 02:47:14 PM »

I could go either way... but Downey Jr. looked funny.  I'm a fan of that man.
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2008, 06:11:08 PM »

Quote from: ElijahPrice on March 20, 2008, 01:00:54 PM

Really..

I thought the trailer was excellent. It had a zoolander esque feel to it (i realize that isn't everyones thing, but zoolander was hilarious to me). I agree downey's scenes were excellent, but I thought alot of it looked good. I need a good over the top comedy in my life.

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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2008, 02:40:27 AM »

Tropic Thunder Red Band Trailer is a MUST download.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Downey is awesome. thumbsup thumbsup
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2008, 05:46:12 AM »

I swear at the 3/4 done spot where Jack Black in bent over saying "What? On the same flight?" that he looks just like Chief from Battlestar Galactica.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2008, 03:40:25 PM »

I cannot wait for this movie.

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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2008, 03:46:55 PM »

I was just going to post something about this.  I LOLed at the trailer.  That never happens to me.  I love the part at the end:  "I was wrong!  I was wrong!"
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2008, 04:20:38 PM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on May 17, 2008, 03:46:55 PM

I love the part at the end:  "I was wrong!  I was wrong!"

I'm still giggling insanely from that bit.  I was going to wait for DVD, but now I'll see it in the theater!
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2008, 04:33:23 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 17, 2008, 04:20:38 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on May 17, 2008, 03:46:55 PM

I love the part at the end:  "I was wrong!  I was wrong!"

I'm still giggling insanely from that bit.  I was going to wait for DVD, but now I'll see it in the theater!

My favorite was the 'fake' head.  Partly because of the reaction my sister had to that part of the trailer slywink

Looks to be a good time
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2008, 05:47:30 PM »

What an awesome trailer. I cannot wait for this movie.
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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2008, 04:51:06 AM »

Heres a MUCH funnier red band trailer for it. God I was almost crying I was laughing so hard. Downey is great. And Stiller doing a Gump character lol.

http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/play/28920/Other/General
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2008, 12:02:12 AM »

theres a bunch of new stuff out with tropic thunder coming out this week...

here's the mockumentary trailer: http://rainofmadness

and some of the ridiculous sites for the fake characters:
http://jeffportnoy.com
http://kirklazarus.com
http://tuggspeedman.com
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« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2008, 10:11:48 PM »

ok that red band trailer just pushed it up to a must see  icon_lol
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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2008, 01:17:32 AM »

Yeah, no.  I don't care for Ben Stiller, can barely hack his dad, Jerry.  The red band trailer got a smile or two at moments, but nothing to make me want to pay to see it. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2008, 09:45:38 PM »

Goddamned hilarious.

I had tears running down my cheeks at a couple points... my face hurts from laughing.
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2008, 09:48:01 PM »

Quote from: kratz on August 16, 2008, 09:45:38 PM

Goddamned hilarious.

I had tears running down my cheeks at a couple points... my face hurts from laughing.

Awesome. This'll be on my "to buy" DVD list when it comes out. This is another in the "movies you love that others hate" thing ... I love pretty much anything Ben Stiller. Glad you enjoyed it.
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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2008, 11:07:07 PM »

dude...i saw this last night...it was 100% spectacular...the downey jr role lived up to the hype...that guy is really kicking ass this year...i mean damn...he nailed the role...and stiller brought way more than i expected from him...really a great movie end to end...would recommend to anyone..
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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2008, 02:11:10 AM »

Holy shit, it was AWESOME.  I love Tom Cruise and he was hilarious   icon_lol
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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2008, 03:55:56 AM »

Quite funny, Downy Jr. and Cruise owned it, though.  Cruise freakin' OWNED IT!
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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2008, 04:01:09 AM »

I didn't even know Tom Cruise was in this movie. 
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« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2008, 06:09:39 AM »

He's in it, it's not a typical role for him though.

Heck, it's not even a Stiller type of movie, if you can understand what I mean by that.  It's actually just a plain good movie that satirizes the movie industry.
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« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2008, 03:38:30 PM »

Great movie.

"I WAS WRONG!"

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