The Screen Watchers Guild Podcast #95: 22 Jump Street

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We take a look at 22 Jump Street, what worked and what didn’t, and what was better/worse than the original. The original remake… Hollywood, folks. Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, etc… all return to create not only a parody of the original show, but also manage to deliver a sequel that also parodies sequels.

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Jason Momoa is Aquaman

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One more name has been added to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (I’m going to get sick of typing that out very quickly). It seems that despite recent protests, Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman. His part won’t be huge, but it will lead up to a more involved role in the Justice League film. One complaint about Man of Steel was the lack of consequence for the unbelievable destruction that took place. Well, the ‘world machine’ pissed off Aquaman, and Supes is gonna hear about it now.

I’m a big fan of Momoa, since Stargate: Atlantis, and felt he god sidelined with a few bad projects, but hold high hopes for him in this one. Khaleesi will be first in line to check out Batman V. Sup- oh, you get it. Check out HitFix for the news.

‘The Interview’ Official Teaser Trailer

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

Hit the jump for some awesome poster art.

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‘Ant-man’ Found a Director

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After a handful of directors turned down the chance to direct Ant-Man, Marvel found its director in Peyton Reed. As far as the film world is concerned, Peyton’s projects are uninspiring, including movies like Bring It On, The Break-Up, and Yes Man. To go from the man who created the Cornetto trilogy to someone with this resume is a bit of a disappointment to say the least. As far as television goes, Reed has directed some great stuff, including episodes of the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Weird Al Show, and a few episodes of New Girl. My hope is that the vibe of shows like these will have more bearing on the overall tone of the film. This coupled with a script that will have input from Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers), we might actually have some hope for this movie.

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