Posts tagged as police academy

Key and Peele Are Developing a Movie Starring Substitute Teacher Mr. Garvey

Entertainment Weekly's comedy issue cover faces and guest editors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele gave the magazine a few interesting scoops on their upcoming projects this week, and among the updates is news of a possible film starring their megahit substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey. "We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a Substitute Teacher movie," Key said. "Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there."

As for what else the Peabody-winning duo are working on, they also said that their Police Academy reboot is moving along with The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz and [...]

Ten Funny People Who Passed Away in 2011

"Let's all drink to the death of a clown."

Another year, another group of people funnier than you or I who passed away. Death's such a bitch, isn't it? Below are 10 individuals — ranging from a Blacklisted comedy musical genius to an award-winning Colonel, from a woman who had her marble rye stolen to everyone's favorite ex-cop, security officer uncle, from a Jackass to a great football player-turned-even better comedic actor — that made us laugh, and were taken away from us in 2011. Here's hoping for a death-less 2012!

Watching Police Academy For the First Time

The cadets who constitute the leading characters in Police Academy share many characteristics. They all have a lot going against them. They’re underachievers, weirdos, fuck-ups. They break or refuse to accept or are ignorant of most of the rules, and they are each at times obnoxious, incompetent and one-dimensional. But in spite of their many and consistent failures, they smile and struggle and goof around anyway and just barely sort of succeed on their own merits by the end of the movie.

By that measure, Police Academy itself could be a character in its own film.

It’s really adorable, actually. I almost can’t understand how a movie that [...]

Key and Peele Are Producing a 'Police Academy' Reboot

Only a few days after winning a Peabody Award, comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed on to produce the Police Academy reboot, THR reports. The last update on the reboot came when first-time director Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0) signed on to direct in 2012, but he has since parted ways with the project. According to the latest update, Key and Peele have now joined original Police Academy producer Paul Maslansky for the reboot, though it hasn't been announced yet whether they will be starring in it as well. Here's what Maslansky told THR of the reboot back in 2010:

"It's going to be very [...]

It's Schweechuk, Dammit: Ten Police Academy Truths of Which You May Not Be Aware

Does history boast a film series more venerable or revered than Police Academy, the seven goofball law enforcement comedies that launched Steve Guttenberg's career and provided Michael Winslow with a steady paycheck for over a decade? For the purposes of this article, no, Police Academy is humankind's greatest cinematic achievement. Yet, as widely popular as these films are, we still have much to learn about their history and production. Come forward now and intellectually bathe yourself in ten facts regarding these movies that are generally foreign to the average viewer in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and other parts unknown.

No More Comedy Sequels: Five Cautionary Tales

Anchorman 2, huh? I mean, yeah, I’m down, but it’s a bit weird to me that everyone’s so excited for it. Sequels to movies, even to crappy ones, are almost always met with contempt and fart noises. Then again, people never seem to shut up about them. Folks seemed truly disappointed when it was reported that Ghostbusters 3 had fallen through, but when National Lampoon celebrated April Fools’ Day by announcing on their Twitter the impending release of Animal House 2, people could not get up in arms fast enough.

Everybody knows the old song about how The Godfather: Part II and The Empire Strikes Back surpass the originals, [...]

An Exhaustive Guide to Who's Remaking Your Favorite Comedies

The past few years have seen an uptick in the number of big-screen remakes of Hollywood classics and non-classics, with the bulk of these films revisiting beloved properties from the 1980s. Remakes and reboots of Karate Kid, Clash of the Titans, and Nightmare on Elm Street, amongst others, were released last year, with Footloose and Red Dawn due out in the coming months. This past weekend’s new release Arthur was the first comedy to come out of this recent slew of rehashes, an effort to update the hit 1981 Dudley Moore film by replacing Moore with fellow Brit Russell Brand. Arthur's underperformance at the box office this weekend [...]