Posts Tagged ‘Will Forte’

AT FIRST SIGHT: Or as I like to call it – Talkin’ with Dudes

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

I recently made a list of people I wish success upon.

It reads like this:

Bobby Cannavale (Cupid was a big failure, but he made me chuckle.  And he sings karaoke and plays poker regularly with Paul Rudd.)
Josh Charles (I did not make it 3 episodes into ‘Sports Night’ but still, he seems cool.)
Dominic Cooper (NOT Dominic West.  Minus 10.)
Frankie Faison (He’s from ‘The Wire’ – insta-cred.)
Will Forte (MacGrubes forever!!!)
Benjamin Gibbard (I own exactly one Death Cab for Cutie album.  Counts.)
Timothy Hutton (Oscar winner!  ‘Ordinary People’ is the JAM.)
John Krasinski (Duh-town)
Chris Messina  (I had to look him up, Julie’s husband in ‘Julie & Julia’.  He can stay I guess.)
Max Minghella (Your dad was the bomb!)
Christopher Meloni (When a dead hooker has no one else to call…)
Lou Taylor Pucci (You can stay too.)
Ben Shenkman (Withhold your ‘who the?’s until the end of this post.)
Julianne Nicholson (another one on the order side of ‘Law & Order’ – always the cooler side.)

So imagine my surprise when I saw the recently released trailer for :

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Poster says: Click on me, I will take you to the trailer.

What a coincidence right?!  JK, but for real, there’s some real quality up in this thing.

And if not exactly quality, there’s definitely a lot of ‘awww, that guy, I like him.’

(Please insert here whatever cool thing someone would say about David Foster Wallace who had actually read stuff by him.)

(Why did Will Arnett not make the poster?)

(Oh and in case you didn’t know- Ben Shenkman is the climax blurter.)

Good luck to you Mr. Krasinski, I feel the urge to support your endeavors.  Let’s all go, we can get dressed up.  Like hideous men.

BEER GOGGLES: ‘MacGruber’ eyes advanced cast

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Ok, so as a die hard MacGruber fan for life, I can say this:  yippee!

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From the  The Hollywood Reporter:

“Ryan Phillippe is in negotiations to star in the feature, with Val Kilmer in negotiations to also join the Relativity Media production. Will Forte and Kristen Wiig are reprising their roles from the skits.

Jorma Taccone, who created the character and directed most of the skits, is helming; “SNL” producer and creator Lorne Michaels is producing.”

I heard Will Forte talk about the movie on some late night situation and I was like ‘oh hells yeah.’  And now Val Kilmer?!, uhhh ‘double hells yeah.’   And yet, this could still be bad right?  The well-timed explosion after a roughly 2 minute clip is 70% of the funny so I’m curious how it will translate.  And I wouldn’t say Will Forte and Jorma Taccone are completely trustworthy, see The Brothers Solomon and Hot Rod, respectively.  But shit, who cares, let’s all see it with our cargo vests and beer goggles on.

Link to THR MacGruber story.

Photo courtesy of slashfilm.com  (I’m all lazy.)