Posts tagged as sean penn

Bill Murray Is Fine with Sean Penn Taking His Oscar

"You could argue that Sean Penn didn't deserve the Oscar for that movie [Mystic River], but he probably did for a couple of others that he didn't get. [Laughs]. That’s the way it goes. He did some amazing jobs, like Dead Man Walking, and he didn't get the notice. So then he got it that time, and it’s like, I didn't get it, so what are you going to do? Someone said, 'What do you think about this,' and I said, 'Well, I think it's going to be a regular thing. I think I'm going to get nominated every 25 years so.' [Laughs]. I can yuk about it a little bit."


The Lost Roles of Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Lost Roles is a weekly column that takes a particular comedic performer, movie, or show, and dives deep into all of the casting possibilities that almost happened but didn't. This week, we turn our attention to the classic 80s high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Not just one of the best high school movies ever but one of the best movie comedies of all time ever, Fast Times at Ridgemont High turns 30 this year, but it’s aged better than a lot of other 80s movies. The film, the screenwriting debut of Cameron Crowe and directorial debut of Amy Heckerling, launched the movie careers [...]

Between Two Ferns, Starring Seth Galifianakis and Sean Penn

God, Between Two Ferns is without a doubt my favorite web series. It's just pitch-perfect and, despite you kind of knowing what you're going to get, never gets stale or predictable. This episode, featuring Sean Penn, mixes the formula up by having Seth Galifianakis (who I believe was first introduced in the stand up movie/documentary Live From the Purple Onion. It was produced by Netflix and is available for instant viewing, y'all) sit in for his twin brother and by being sponsored by Speed Stick. Love it.

Walking Through the History of 'Between Two Ferns' with Scott Aukerman

With the Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York debuting Sunday at 8:30 before the Comedy Awards, I thought it was a perfect time to look back at the Between Two Ferns series. B2F has been incredibly popular, bringing in over 80 million views across the entire series, on Funny or Die alone. Beyond that, whenever a new one is released, it nearly instantly reaches Internet omnipresence.

It's hard to say why exactly the series has had such enduring popularity, as it has maintained relevance for over four years now (which is nearly four zillion years in Internet time or 28 years in dog time). Of course, it's wildly funny and unique [...]

Kristen Wiig and Robert De Niro To Star in Comedian

Kristen Wiig and Robert De Niro will star in a drama called Comedian, to be directed by Sean Penn. In the film, De Niro's washed-up comedian character is forced to perform community service where "he meets a dazzling redhead (Wiig) who turns his life sideways." Ooh la la! Should be pretty interesting to see Wiig in a serious role opposite De Niro. And the script was written by Art Linson with Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross, who definitely knows a thing or two about life as a comedian. Shooting doesn't start till this spring, which gives us plenty of time to rent The King of Comedy and prepare to [...]

The Three Stooges Movie's Long Journey to the Screen

This weekend finally sees the release of the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie. I say “finally” not because I’m particularly looking forward to the slapstick-heavy redux, but because those who read the entertainment trades and movie sites know that new casting announcements and rumors about Three Stooges have been flying around on the web for what feels like an eternity now.

As a New York Times piece this week points out, “The script has been kicking around for so long that the initial plan… was for [Moe] to get a makeover on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” but the Three Stooges movie has actually been in development [...]

Bill Clinton Storms Celebrity Brains In New Funny Or Die Video

In all seriousness, imagine how delicious Sean Penn's lunch probably would be. I'm imagining a series of ever so sumptuous mousses and foams in an array of crystalline containers. Oh, and of course cookies, since he mentioned them by name. Billy Clinton (a typo, but I'm keeping it) turns to Hollywood's least greatest minds in Funny or Die's "Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm" without much luck. Famous people might not be too smart, but at least their hearts are in the right place. Well, at least they are trying. Well, at least most of them are thin. Beautifully, beautifully thin!