Monthly Archives: February 2008

DVD Review: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

2007 was the year that the western genre saw a sort of a re-birth. This first came with the critical and commercial hit remake “3:10 to Yuma.” Soon after that very impressive film, a very different western, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” made its way into theaters. While its run wasn’t as long and it didn’t see the audience or the money that “Yuma” did, the film is certainly gaining a lot of attention after its major Academy Award nomination (Best Supporting Actor, Casey Affleck) and it really deserves that.

The film, directed by Andrew Dominik (“Chopper”), is an interesting look at the very famous story that its title describes. Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) is a man who has spent most of his life dreaming about his hero, the great outlaw Jesse James (Brad Pitt). This fascination has become a sort of joke to his friends and family and when Ford finally gets to meet his idol, it becomes an obsession.

Jesse James is a character who is not predictable. He instills fear in his friends, foes, and family and it becomes obvious why he is so fascinating. He’s a larger-than-life character, something that audiences often love to hate and hate to love. Pitt plays this perfectly. He gives James a subtle terror, because it doesn’t have to be too obvious.

Once Ford becomes James’ confidant and semi-sidekick, we see him live through the fear of being in his company. Ford is hired by the law to arrest James, a job not fit for his character, and this works perfectly. James begins to hold Ford’s psychological balance in his hands by using his own psychotic character. There is one particular scene that truly shows this power: Ford and James are sleeping in twin beds, Ford is awake and holding his gun. He gets up, sees James look over and tells him he needs to use the privy and James tells him “You think you do, but you don’t.” It’s a very small scene but it exhibits the powerful dread that James had over everyone.

The film’s title gives away the ending, but it’s a useful tool for those who are unfamiliar with the story. We know that the assassination is going to happen and therefore we are able to pay more attention to the backstory and the build-up to the climax. The film is very well-crafted, even though it does not really follow the typical western traditions.

Another factor that sets this film apart from others is its use of little known actors for the majority of the roles. Besides Brad Pitt, and for a lesser extent Casey Affleck, the cast is relatively fame-free. Paul Schneider, who was terrific in last year’s “Lars and the Real Girl,” shows a great amount of range as Dick Liddil, one of Jesse James’ devious sidekicks. Also worthy of mention is Sam Rockwell’s performance as Robert’s brother Charley Ford. Rockwell has the unfortunate talent to play the same character in most of his films but he gives us a different side and he truly transforms in this film.

As for Casey Affleck, the Academy definitely made an excellent choice in honoring his performance with a nomination. He brings an understated amount of power to the role – and he truly embodies Bob Ford. He is especially terrific at the end of the film. After the assassination takes place, Robert Ford becomes a celebrity, and milks his fame for all it’s worth. He begins to be despised by the American public for his cowardice and his exploitations and this is when Affleck is most impressive. He sees the fame that James once had and it truly scares him. It’s a wonderful achievement by a talented actor.

“The Assassination of Jesse James…” is essentially an art film, and that’s why it shies away from the western genre. The film is beautifully shot by cinematographer Roger Deakins, who garnered Oscar nods for both this and the Coens’ “No Country For Old Men.” There are many particular shots that are awe-inspiring, and seem to live as their own characters within the film. The film’s length is a bit daunting and it could have been cut differently to be a lot shorter (by the way, why do director’s cuts always have to make the film longer?). There are many subplot stories that build up the terror that is Jesse James, and a lot of them didn’t really feel necessary. The relationship between James and Ford is definitely the best device used to build up this tension and it is also the most memorable.

While “The Assassination of Jesse James…” has the unfortunately off-putting and unnecessary long running-time, it shouldn’t be dismissed. It features many remarkable and cerebral performances from an interesting array of actors, and is gorgeously shot. This is another film that proves the Brad Pitt is an actor, and after this and 2006’s flawed yet strong “Babel”, he should keep turning out performances that show his range. As for Casey Affleck, who also gave a great performance in his brother Ben’s directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone”, this is an underrated actor is finally getting his due.

Grade: A-

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The 80th Annual Academy Awards

It’s a good night… a good night… The biggest win of the night for me personally was Marion Cotillard’s win for “La Vie En Rose” and I’m very happy that fellow movie nerd Diablo Cody got the gold. “No Country For Old Men” was the biggest winner of the night, not my first choice, but it is a deserving film and I’m glad that it will now get a bigger audience. Tilda Swinton, one of my favorite actresses, was an upset winner for “Michael Clayton” but her speech made up for it. The win for “Once” was also very touching and I hope that film and its soundtrack gets more attention (it’s truly the little film that did this year). A great year for film, a great Oscar ceremony. Bring Jon Stewart back, he’s perfect.

For anyone who watched the pre-show extravaganza, WHY WAS GARY BUSEY THERE? Somebody got out of his harness…

Also, no American acting winners… that makes me strangely happy.

I am a little bugged that the show didn’t bring up all the living acting winners like I had said it would. The show only had two weeks of preparation, so I guess they had a lot of things they had to miss on. Also: the in memoriam list was slightly disappointing… no Brad Renfro or Sonny Bupp.

Well, next year we’ll be giving Heath his posthumous award for “The Dark Knight”… 🙂

Here’s the winners:

Best Picture

* Atonement
* Juno
* Michael Clayton
* No Country for Old Men
* There Will Be Blood

Best Director

* Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood
* Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
* Tony Gilroy – Michael Clayton
* Jason Reitman – Juno
* Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Actor

* George Clooney – Michael Clayton
* Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
* Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
* Tommy Lee Jones – In the Valley of Elah
* Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises

Best Actress

* Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
* Julie Christie – Away from Her
* Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose (La môme)
* Laura Linney – The Savages
* Ellen Page – Juno

Best Supporting Actor

* Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
* Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
* Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
* Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild
* Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton

Best Supporting Actress

* Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
* Ruby Dee – American Gangster
* Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
* Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
* Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Original Screenplay

* Juno – Diablo Cody
* Lars and the Real Girl – Nancy Oliver
* Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy
* Ratatouille – Brad Bird
* The Savages – Tamara Jenkins

Best Adapted Screenplay

* Atonement – Christopher Hampton, from Atonement, novel by Ian McEwan
* Away from Her – Sarah Polley, from “The Bear Came over the Mountain”, short story by Alice Munro
* The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Ronald Harwood, from Le scaphandre et le papillon, memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby
* No Country for Old Men – Joel and Ethan Coen, from No Country for Old Men, novel by Cormac McCarthy
* There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson, from Oil!, novel by Upton Sinclair

Best Animated Feature

* Persepolis
* Ratatouille
* Surf’s Up

Best Animated Short

* I Met the Walrus
* Madame Tutli-Putli
* Even Pigeons Go To Heaven
* My Love
* Peter and the Wolf

Best Art Direction

* Arthur Max and Beth Rubino – American Gangster
* Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer – Atonement
* Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock – The Golden Compass
* Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
* Jack Fisk and Jim Erickson – There Will Be Blood

Best Cinematography

* Roger Deakins – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
* Seamus McGarvey – Atonement
* Janusz Kaminski – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
* Roger Deakins – No Country for Old Men
* Robert Elswit – There Will Be Blood

Best Costume Design

* Albert Wolsky – Across the Universe
* Jacqueline Durran – Atonement
* Alexandra Byrne – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
* Marit Allen – La Vie en Rose
* Colleen Atwood – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Documentary Feature

* No End in Sight
* Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
* Sicko
* Taxi to the Dark Side
* War/Dance

Best Documentary Short

* Freeheld
* La Corona
* Salim Baba
* Sari’s Mother

Best Film Editing

* Christopher Rouse – The Bourne Ultimatum
* Juliette Welfling – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
* Jay Cassidy – Into the Wild
* Roderick Jaynes – No Country for Old Men
* Dylan Tichenor – There Will Be Blood

Best Foreign Language Film

* Beaufort (Israel) in Hebrew
* The Counterfeiters (Austria) in German
* Katyń (Poland) in Polish
* Mongol (Kazakhstan) in Mongolian
* 12 (Russia) in Russian

Best Live Action Short

* At Night
* The Substitute
* The Mozart of Pickpockets
* Tanghi Argentini
* The Tonto Woman

Best Makeup

* Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald – La Vie en Rose
* Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji – Norbit
* Ve Neill and Martin Samuel – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Best Original Score

* Dario Marianelli – Atonement
* Alberto Iglesias – The Kite Runner
* James Newton Howard – Michael Clayton
* Michael Giacchino – Ratatouille
* Marco Beltrami – 3:10 to Yuma

Best Original Song

* Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – “Falling Slowly” from Once
* Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz – “Happy Working Song” from Enchanted
* Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz – “So Close” from Enchanted
* Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz – “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted
* Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas – “Raise It Up” from August Rush

Best Sound Editing

* Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg – The Bourne Ultimatum
* Skip Lievsay – No Country for Old Men
* Randy Thom and Michael Silvers – Ratatouille
* Matthew Wood – There Will Be Blood
* Ethan van Der Ryn and Mike Hopkins – Transformers

Best Sound Mixing

* Scott Millan, David Parker, and Kirk Francis – The Bourne Ultimatum
* Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter Kurland – No Country for Old Men
* Randy Thom, Michael Semanick, and Doc Kane – Ratatouille
* Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Jim Steube – 3:10 to Yuma
* Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, and Peter J. Devlin – Transformers

Kevin O’Connell increased his record number of nominations to 20 in the Best Sound Mixing category. He is still without a win.

Best Visual Effects

* The Golden Compass
* Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
* Transformers

See you next year Jon Stewart… I hope… (if not Zach Galifianakis will be fine).

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ISP Winners!

The ISPs are always a good show and now that they’ve found a new host in Rainn Wilson, it’s gotten even better. “Juno” was the big winner, and we all found out that Tamara Jenkins (the writer/director of “The Savages”) looks like the Jigsaw doll from “Saw.”

Best Actor (Male Lead)

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages

* Pedro Castaneda – August Evening
* Don Cheadle – Talk to Me
* Frank Langella – Starting Out in the Evening
* Tony Leung – Lust, Caution (Sè, jiè)

Best Actress (Female Lead)

Ellen Page – Juno

* Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
* Sienna Miller – Interview
* Parker Posey – Broken English
* Tang Wei – Lust, Caution (Sè, jiè)

Best Cinematography

Janusz Kaminski – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

* Mott Hupfel – The Savages
* Milton Kam – Vanaja
* Mihai Malaimare, Jr. – Youth Without Youth
* Rodrigo Prieto – Lust, Caution (Sè, jiè)

Best Director

Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

* Todd Haynes – I’m Not There
* Tamara Jenkins – The Savages
* Jason Reitman – Juno
* Gus Van Sant – Paranoid Park

Best Documentary Feature

Crazy Love

* Lake of Fire
* Manufactured Landscapes
* The Monastery
* The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

Best Film (Feature)

Juno

* The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)
* I’m Not There
* A Mighty Heart
* Paranoid Park

Best First Film (Feature)

The Lookout

* 2 Days in Paris
* Great World of Sound
* Rocket Science
* Vanaja

Best Foreign Language Film

Once, Ireland

* 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile), Romania
* The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret), France/Israel/USA
* Lady Chatterley, Belgium/France/UK
* Persepolis, France/USA

Best Screenplay

The Savages – Tamara Jenkins

* The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) – Ronald Harwood
* Starting Out in the Evening – Fred Parnes and Andrew Wagner
* Waitress – Adrienne Shelly
* Year of the Dog – Mike White

Best First Screenplay

Juno – Diablo Cody

* Rocket Science – Jeffrey Blitz
* Broken English – Zoe Cassavetes
* Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – Kelly Masterson
* A Mighty Heart – John Orloff

Best Supporting Actor (Supporting Male)

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Talk to Me

* Marcus Carl Franklin – I’m Not There
* Kene Holliday – Great World of Sound
* Irrfan Khan – The Namesake
* Steve Zahn – Rescue Dawn

Best Supporting Actress (Supporting Female)

Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

* Anna Kendrick – Rocket Science
* Jennifer Jason Leigh – Margot at the Wedding
* Tamara Podemski – Four Sheets to the Wind
* Marisa Tomei – Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

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Oscar Preview

Amid months of controversy and an atrocious Golden Globes show – all attributed to the writer’s strike, the validity and the actual chances of an Academy Awards show seemed very hazy. The strike finally ended last Wednesday, and a sigh of relief was heard from movie fans around the country when the Oscar ceremony was officially re-ignited.

This year’s show is guaranteed to be very interesting. Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central is set to host for the second time in his career (his first hosting job was one of the best in recent Oscar history). There are certainly going to be plenty of jokes concerning the strike and its posthumous results, and it’s safe to say that that Stewart will not disappoint. Hopefully he’ll employ his fellow “Daily Show” cohorts and even the great Stephen Colbert for the show.

A big reason to watch the show is the fact that it is in its eightieth year. For every decade that the show has been aired, it is traditional to bring every living acting winner up to the stage in a grand exposition. It’s a very emotionally exciting event and we’ll get a rare chance to see the stars of yesteryear such as Luise Rainer (Oscar’s oldest winning actress) back on that glorious stage. Another honoree of the night will be famed art director Robert F. Boyle, who did the production design for classics like “The Birds” and “North By Northwest.” Boyle will be receiving the Academy Honorary Award.

As for the films up for the gold, there is a plethora of great cinematic achievement. “There Will Be Blood” and “No Country For Old Men” are leading the nominations with eight each, and with both of the films gaining a huge momentum it is very hard to determine who will own the night. On the other side of that momentum, “Atonement” has been on the decline after a slew of losses and general public disinterest.

Smaller films like “Juno” and “The Savages” also have a few chances to win some statues and it’s good to see the underdogs get their due. No matter what, this year’s Academy Awards broadcast is not a show to be missed by any movie fan.

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis (“There Will Be Blood”) is the standout performer in this group, and there’s no way that he’ll be beaten in this category. Johnny Depp was delightfully evil as the protagonist in “Sweeney Todd” and he deserves a statue but not this year. The other fellow noms including George Clooney for his charming yet flawed title character in “Michael Clayton,” Viggo Mortensen as the sickly cool Russian mob driver in “Eastern Promises,” and Tommy Lee Jones (“In the Valley of Elah”) were at the top of their game this year (although Jones should have been up for “No Country For Old Men” and not “Elah”). There is no question with this category; the Academy will go for the biggest show of the year and it will be Day-Lewis.

Who Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”
Who Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”
Snubbed: Ryan Gosling, “Lars and The Real Girl”

Best Actress:
The Academy loves to award the older nominees in this category and Julie Christie’s performance in the drama “Away From Her” will most likely bring her a second win (her last was in 1965 for “Darling”). Christie’s many wins up until the point have unfortunately overshadowed the tour de force performance by Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in the French epic “La Vie En Rose.” Ellen Page was also adorably terrific and surprisingly mature in “Juno” and Laura Linney was quite affecting in the indie dramedy “The Savages” but this is not their year. As for Cate Blanchett who has become the first actress to be nominated twice for the same role for “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”, she has a better chance in the supporting category.

Who Should Win: Marion Cotillard, “La Vie En Rose”
Who Will Win: Julie Christie, “Away From Her”
Snubbed: Keri Russell, “Waitress”

Best Supporting Actor:
No other performance this year has been as chillingly intense as Javier Bardem’s impressive role as the psychotic Anton Chigurh in “No Country For Old Men.” His fellow nominees also delivered strong performances such as the poignant Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild”, Casey Affleck’s brooding intensity in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”, and the transcendent achievement of Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton.” Phillip Seymour Hoffman was delightful and showed his range in “Charlie Wilson’s War”, but he was much better in “The Savages.” Nevertheless, Bardem is a shoo-in for this category and he deserves it.

Who Should Win: Javier Bardem, “No Country For Old Men”
Who Will Win: Javier Bardem, “No Country For Old Men”
Snubbed: Ben Foster, “3:10 to Yuma”

Best Supporting Actress:
Will it be the Academy favorite Cate Blanchett, who delivered a subtle yet powerful performance as Jude Quinn a.k.a. Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There” or will it be the stunningly realistic performance from Amy Ryan as the drug addled Boston mom who’s lost her daughter in “Gone Baby Gone?” Blanchett’s got the prestige and she certainly deserves a second statue (she got her first a few years ago for “The Aviator”) but Ryan has won a lot of critics’ awards and could possibly take the prize. However, the other three nominees also have a really good chance of winning. Thirteen-year-old Saorsie Ronan was splendid in “Atonement,” octogenarian Ruby Dee has a big chance after winning the SAG award for “American Gangster,” and Tilda Swinton could possibly pull an upset for her role in “Michael Clayton.” It’s most certainly the tightest race in any Oscar category this year.

Who Should Win: Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There”
Who Will Win: Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”
Snubbed: Vera Farmiga, “Joshua”

Best Original Screenplay:
“Juno” has become both a critical and commercial success because of one woman: Diablo Cody. Her script for the indie film connects with people because of its unique dialogue and its genuine warmth. It’s a standout debut and she is completely worthy of any award Hollywood can give out. The other scripts including Nancy Oliver’s “Lars and the Real Girl,” Tony Gilroy’s “Michael Clayton,” Brad Bird’s “Ratatouille,” and Tamara Jenkins “The Savages” were all inspired and justifiably nominated but none were as impressive in their expression as Diablo Cody.

Who Should Win: “Juno” by Diablo Cody
Who Will Win: “Juno” by Diablo Cody
Snubbed: “The Darjeeling Limited” by Wes Anderson

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Coen Brothers’ return to form came this year with “No Country For Old Men” and it is apparent that this success will lead them to gold. However, the real scribe who deserves the award in this category is Ronald Harwood. He took from both Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir and from interviews with the late French Elle editor’s hospital staff to pen the emotion filled script for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Paul Thomas Anderson’s script for “There Will Be Blood” was unmistakably strong, as was Sarah Polley’s “Away From Her” and Christopher Hampton’s “Atonement” but they lacked the power of the heart-wrenching “Diving Bell.”

Who Should Win: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Ronald Harwood
Who Will Win: “No Country for Old Men” by Joel and Ethan Coen
Snubbed: “Gone Baby Gone” by Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard

Best Director:
For sheer exhibition of showmanship and vision, this coveted award should go to Paul Thomas Anderson, who brought us the modern day “Citizen Kane” with his epic “There Will Be Blood.” Unfortunately, the Academy loves a comeback and the Coen Brothers could nab a double win for Best Director with their accomplished “No Country For Old Men.” Also, don’t count out artist/director Julian Schnabel for his wondrous portrait of life with “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” or Tony Gilroy for the cool Mamet-style direction of “Michael Clayton.” There could also be a surprise rush of love for Jason Reitman’s “Juno,” a film that wouldn’t have been what it was without his flair for comedy.

Who Should Win: Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood”
Who Will Win: Joel and Ethan Coen, “No Country For Old Men”
Snubbed: John Carney, “Once”

Best Picture:
It’s a tight race between the artistically brilliant “There Will Be Blood” and “No Country For Old Men.” The latter film is more accessible to a wider audience and has been racking up multiple awards, although “Blood” can’t be counted out due to its incredible style and power. “Atonement” could always be the surprise upset win (reminiscent of “Shakespeare in Love” beating “Saving Private Ryan” in 1999) but it’s lost a lot of momentum since the lackluster Golden Globes “ceremony.” “Michael Clayton” was terrific, but it’s just lucky to be nominated. As for the indie darling “Juno”, it was the certainly one of the best films of the year but is it the most deserving of its company in this group?

Who Should Win: “There Will Be Blood”
Who Will Win: “No Country For Old Men”
Snubbed: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

The 80th Annual Academy Awards will air on Sunday Feb. 24 at 8:00 P.M.

Originally published in Framingham State College’s The Gatepost

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The Goodbye Guy

I’m very sad to let all my fellow “Strangers With Candy” fans know that Roberto Gari a.k.a. Guy Blank has passed on. He was 87… At least Principal Blackman won’t be at the funeral.

Not only did Roberto leave his mark on my favorite TV show of all time, he was also an acclaimed artist. This sucks…

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Most anticipated film of 2009: Watchmen

I love everything that’s coming out of this film, especially the fact that Zack Snyder really knows how to bring the visuals from the book to the screen. I can only imagine how everything is going to work out and how he’ll bring the politics of the 80s to become relevant to today’s world. I hope he doesn’t try to draw too many comparisons to today’s political climate and tries to stick with the Cold War theme.

Anyways, here’s an amazing shot of Rorschach flamethrowing a copper in Moloch’s apartment.

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Other things worthy of notice:

The Harvey Dent Action figure for “The Dark Knight” is awesome.
The Monster Action figure for “Cloverfield” is not awesome.

Also, in my opinion, Lindsay Lohan has started the year off very well.

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"Star Trek" bumped

This is not cool at all. I was so excited to see the “Star Trek” reboot movie this year and Paramount has just bumped it to May 8, 2009…

At least the strike is over… but this still sucks.

I wonder how soon the film is close to being finished at this point and how long it’s going to be for the cast to promote the film after completing it. Insanity…

Well, until then watch this video over and over. It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while.

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