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If Disney is really going to release a new "Star Wars" movie every year, they're going to need ideas ... lots of ideas. Luckily, Patton Oswalt is here to provide enough plot points to fill a dozen movies.
Oswalt recently filmed a guest appearance on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and was asked by the producers to just go ahead and rant about whatever topics came to mind (which is how most television comedies are "directed" these days). What came to mind was an intricately detailed — and, in many ways, rather brilliant — description of what would make for the perfect "Star Wars: Episode VII." And the new movie can't be limited to just the "Star Wars" galaxy, mind you — the film would have to involve a crossover with "Marvel's The Avengers" and even "Clash of the Titans." Obviously.
J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon — are you guys listening, or are you just sitting around counting the mountain of cash you sleep on every night and making Shakespeare movies in your back yards with your famous friends? This is brainstorming GOLD, gentlemen!
Watch it. Heed it. Live it.
The inimitable Patton Oswalt stars as the Penguin in this laugh-out-loud (I mean that in a literal way, not in a "standard adjective for funny" way; I laughed out loud while watching it) video from College Humor that co-stars fellow comedian Pete Holmes as the Caped Crusader.
In the video, the Penguin and Commissioner Gordon good-naturedly but futilely attempt to explain to Batman that his "one rule" — that he will not kill people — has actually been broken several times, before ultimately realizing that Batman has no actual grasp of the concept of death. Batman gruesomely kills multiple criminals mid-conversation without realizing that they are dead and not "asleep," which astounds both Gordon and the Penguin. Then things take a turn for the ultra-violent. Get More »
There are red band trailers, and then there's the trailer for Todd Rohal's latest, "Nature Calls." Seeing as the R-rated comedy is about a group of—let's just say slightly immature—men who take a group of energetic (and yes, by energetic we do mean wild and hormonal) boy scouts on a camping trip, it's not all that surprising that the trailer is more than a little crass.
With Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle and Patrice O'Neal in the cast line-up, this might be the dirtiest comedy of the year. While it runs just a hair over two-and-a-half minutes, we still lost count of the number of expletives and off-color references. Get More »
Adam Scott, the geeky quirky heartthrob of "Party Down" and "Parks and Recreation" fame, may be crossing back over to the big screen for Ben Stiller's latest, a remake of the Danny Kaye starrer, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
If the deal goes through (which we really, really hope it does), Scott would join an A-list cast that already includes Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine, as well as—you guessed it—Ben Stiller himself.
(You thought Stiller might not put himself in the titular role for a movie he's directing? Surely you jest.) Get More »
Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" is to romantic comedies what Four Loko is to Diet Coke -- a way rougher ride than what you're used to. The director reteams with his Academy Award-winning "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody to bring you Mavis Gary, a character of unrelenting sociopathic narcissism.
Mavis, portrayed by Charlize Theron with ferocious conviction, is a former high school ice queen who returns to her hometown to win back her teenage sweetheart Buddy (Patrick Wilson), despite his being happily married with child. The great Patton Oswalt costars, and both he and Theron are earning advance raves and Oscar buzz. Get More »
Anyone who has ever been in high school -- or is currently in high school -- knows all about the unrelentingly awkward interactions that take place when people from different social groups are forced to spend time together. Now, thanks to MTV's brand new exclusive clip from the upcoming comedy "Young Adult" we have proof that when you grow up... well, it's just as horrible as ever.
And we couldn't be happier about it.
That's because "Young Adult" features Charlize Theron and the always magnificent Patton Oswalt as former high school classmates who have an unexpected reunion -- unexpected in everything but its hilarious awkwardness.
Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, the director/screenwriter team behind the sunny high school comedy "Juno," have decided to take an excursion into an angry, depressive state of post-adolescence. Unfortunately, their main character Mavis Gary is about a decade too late for it.
Mavis is played by Charlize Theron in the new film "Young Adult" as a hard-boozing writer of teen fiction still fixated on her high school years, particularly old sweetheart Buddy (Patrick Wilson). When she returns to her hometown to find Buddy happily married and with newborn baby, she only sees this as another reason to rescue him from his "tragic life."
Advising this lord of delusion towards her twisted ends is another oddball still living in the past, a sarcastic Patton Oswalt-type played by… Patton Oswalt. Get More »
Steve Jobs, the business-savvy genius who pioneered home computing with Apple and conquered the movie industry with Pixar, has passed on at the age of 56. The official Apple website has posted a tribute to the company's visionary leader, and even President Obama issued a statement hailing Jobs as "among the greatest of American innovators."
Jobs co-founded Apple, and in 1986, purchased the computer animation division of Lucasfilm called The Graphics Group, which later became the Pixar animation studio, one of Hollywood's biggest runaway success stories.
His global influence is being paid tribute to via the devices he devised as some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to Twitter to pay tribute to Steve Jobs...
"Jack Ass" star Johnny Knoxville has abandoned pranks for… the great outdoors? It's true, but it's not what you think.
Knoxville has teamed up with funny man extraordinaire Patton Oswalt (of "United States of Tara" fame) to co-star in an untitled comedy helmed by writer/ director Todd Rohal.
Knoxville and Oswalt will play battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a camping trip—but (shocker!) it all goes terribly awry. Get More »
The West Memphis Three have been released, and Hollywood couldn't be happier, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The trio was released after being incarcerated for 18 years for the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys who were found next to a creek in the Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Arkansas.
During the initial trial, the prosecution put forth the idea that the only purported motive in the case was that the slayings were part of a Satanic ritual. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment. Get More »