Friday, March 30, 2012

The Hunger Games (time to jump on the bandwagon), Tenacious D reunites (I think), and Chloe Moretz to play Carrie in a remake of the classic horror film

Well, I thought it was time to chip in my measly two cents, and join the rest of Western civilization by talking about "The Hunger Games" movie.  Now, let me preface my remarks by saying, I haven't seen the movie yet...however, it looks like a very well made film, with great acting, and good writing.  But I admit, I am kinda confuzzled about how many of these recent blockbuster movies are based on ideas that are far from original.  I didn't think the basic story behind Twilight was all that original.  And "The Hunger Games" is basically a combination of the 1987  Arnold Schwarzenegger film "The Running Man", and the famous American short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson (SEE:The Lottery--Shirley Jackson ).  If you compare the trailers of the two films, you can see what I mean (1. The Hunger Games Ultimate Hope Trailer (2012) HD Movie - YouTube and 2. 1987 - The Running Man - Trailer - YouTube ).

Oh well....at least it is a good excuse for me to post this video of Arnold's craziest quotes from "The Running Man"...







"You cold blooded baystard.  I'll tell you what I think of it.  I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your gaddam spine!"


Oh that is some good stuff!   ...and it is the perfect segue into our next topic.  (Actually, it is probably the worst segue ever.  I just said that because I couldn't think of a way to transition into our next exciting topic.)  Jack Black and the other member of Tenacious D,  I will just call him Kyle because I don't know his last name...or if you like we can call him "Rage Cage", have reunited to make a short film which is sweeping the internets like the bubonic plague, but only a good type of bubonic plague, which instead of giving you a fever and swollen  lymph nodes, will make you laugh.  (BRIEF UPDATE 3/31/2012:  Thanks to Bersercules, and Mark the Rambling Person who reminded me it's Kyle Gass.  Actually I did know Kyle's last name but I was having some brain freeze when I wrote this.  1000 pardons to Mr. Gass, I have been most revolting.  Umm, yeah..and also Mark told me it's Rage Kage with a K, so sorry about that as well.)

Jack Black and Elton Hercules John:  Separated at birth?????

Well, honestly, I have not had time to watch this exciting new Tenacious D mini-movie yet, but if one of you guys want to check it out go here Tenacious D - To Be The Best - YouTube , and tell me all about it in the comments section...


And these are not the only big entertainment stories sweeping the internets today...it seems that the great and heroic teen actress Chloe Moretz has been chosen to play the lead in a remake of the classic 70's horror film "Carrie" which starred a young Sissy Spacek, and was of course based on the Stephen King novel.  We all know Chloe will be great, but will she be as great as she was in her portrayal of troubled teen actress Enid Krysinski in "Scary Girl"?













So, that will end our show today.


Once again,... God bless you all, and thank you for your support.

Good night...

...and stay classy Chicago.


20 comments:

  1. If you think The Lottery and The Running Man are similar to The Hunger Games, you should check out Battle Royale (book/movie). I just picked up the Battle Royale novel and haven't started reading it, but it's essentially the same plot as The Hunger Games.

    Also, yeah Tenacious D's new album, The Rise of the Fenix (yep, it's Fenix instead of Phoenix), comes out sometime mid-May. I also haven't seen the mini-movie, but I'm psyched for the album.

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    1. I came across an article about how The Hunger Games is a big hit, but Battle Royale didn't do so well at the box office. Now that I look into it, you're right...it's the same plot.

      Long live Tenacious D!

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  2. Everythings a rip off of everything else. Star Wars is a rip off of the movie The Hidden Fortress! No one notices or cares about ripping off other ideas! Every sitcom is a rip off of what ever the first sitcom was, heck most movies formate is ripped off of movies before it!!

    Kyle Gass.

    (about the song of the now, don't be worried! I now just turn the volume down!)

    It's D time!!

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    1. Ahh, yes...Kyle Gass. I think not reporting Kyle's last name has been my greatest journalistic faux pa since I mistakenly thought I had won the Lobster Award.

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  3. Gotta love the 80s-style hairdos. :P

    -Barb the French Bean

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  4. Enid Krysinski looks like a girl who just woke up on a bad hair day. All I wanted to do was throw a bucket of cold water over her head.

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  5. They should have given a role to Arnie in Hunger Games :/ Actually that concept reminds me of a PG-13 version of Battle Royale.. You should check that Japanese movie out it really is the bomb..

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  6. I have not seen or read about the Hunger Games. I feel a little in the dark considering this became a global phenomenon. I still didn't see Twilight. Behind much??? hahaha Thank goodness I have you to keep me up to date!!

    P.S. I secretly loved Tenacious D. What does that say about me? LOL Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. I haven't seen any of the Twilight movies either. Friends were supposed to take me to see the last one, but I got uninvited somehow. Oh well, the story of my life. I also love Tenacious D, and Jack Black...no shame in that.

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  7. Well the other member of Tenacious D is Kyle Gass, or just Rage Kage. I couldn't watch all of the video but it does seem better than Pick Of Destiny. As for Hunger Games comparisons, don't forget Battle Royale.

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    1. So, it's Cage spelled with a K? Well, I'll be darned.

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  8. I like that The Hunger Games actually started as a novel by a contemporary author. The fact that the basic story sounds like a retelling of something that we have seen over and over again applies to the majority of what Hollywood cranks out. At least a novelist gets to cash some large paychecks.

    Also, I enjoy the clips from Running Man.

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  9. Apparently the Hunger Games is also a lot like Battle Royale.

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  10. I thought Hunger Games was a documentary on Takeru Kobayashi, but my brother set me straight. Too bad.

    I had to Google this Enid girl, and I prefer her looking creepy. Goth chicks are hot...when you're drunk.

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    1. Yes sure. I would like a nice Goth chick girlfriend to take romantic walks with me through the cemetary.

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  11. I'm a Hunger Games fan, but I have heard a lot about the comparisons. Like someone else in your comments said, though, everything is a rip off of something else. 'Tis the way of the world.

    Also, I kind of want to like HG a little less now that i have seen a picture of Miley Cyrus holding it. Is this wrong?

    Also, also, why do we need a Carrie re-make exactly?

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    1. Oh my...the Hunger Games people need to get Miley to put down that book! I didn't think Carrie needed a remake either, but so far every movie Chloe Moretz has been in has been good, so I expect this one to be good too.

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  12. I wanna watch the hunger games. Love tenacious D! Will check out the movie.

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  13. It seems I was remiss for not bringing up "Battle Royale" but luckily my commenters did, BECAUSE JIMMYFUNGUS.COM HAS THE GREATEST COMMENTERS ON ALL OF THE INTERNETS!

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  14. Loving the D...as for the hunger games as long as it's not another Twilight I'll give it a try

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