Having such a dejá vu moment with this week’s Thursday Movie Picks theme. The reason, back in December our Across the Universe Podcast topic was exactly the same – movies about movies. So I’m going to cheat a little and post the same list again. If you want to hear more of my thoughts, and find out what other’s picked, feel free to listen to the podcast.
When life gets hard and you need money, why not turn to porn industry and crack out a movie of your own? That’s a good plan, right? Or at least Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) think so in this Kevin Smith directed/written comedy movie. There are laughs, there are embarrassing moments, there is some dirty stuff. But most of all, there’s just a lot of fun things happening on the screen.
Taking it all back, back to the 90’s and to Eddie Murphy’s golden era. Bowfinger tells a story of making a movie without the leading actor actually knowing he’s in a movie. It’s sort of a reality show like concept but taken a step further, with Steve Martin taking the lead with a script he himself wrote.
How can I not mention one of the funniest comedies ever made about making a movie? With Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black, Tropic Thunder explores the wild and dangerous jungle. The fun part is that the actors playing actors in a movie think they are in a movie, while they’re actually not. Plus, it has fake trailers, which could make for amazing movies!
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