Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The movie they think they're making... isn't a movie anymore.
Vietnam veteran "Four Leaf" Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. Unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.
Well la-di-fuckin da. What a cracker jack!!
It is disrespectful. It mocks itself and so many other films endlessly at every twist and turn.
But who cares when it is so much rip roaring fun.
We got Iron Man playing the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude.
Tom Cruise playing a bald, hot-headed, booty shaking man throwing a shit load of profanity at people.
Jack Black making fart jokes and craving for his dope.
Steve Coogan playing a character called Cockburn.
Ben Stiller trying to cry.
Is this not enough awesomeness to love a movie?
Oh Tropic Thunder, you ma ma ma ma made me go fucking ha ha ha that I had rain from my eyes from laughing.
I'll let Les Grossman sum it up: If you don't like this movie, you can take a big step back and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE.
"I'm a lead farmer, motherf**ka!" - Kirk Lazarus
My two favourite comedy performances by non-comedy actors bookend this film. It starts with a bleach-blond Robert Downey Jr. in a hysterical fake trailer for gay monk erotica Satan's Alley and ends with a fat Tom Cruise with glasses, sweat patches and bling dancing to Ludacris' Get Back over the credits.
Can you see why I completely adore this film?
When a film opens with some of the best spoof movie trailers in existence, you know it's going to be good. Then Tom Cruise turns up as a movie producer who rivals Malcolm Tucker in the creative swearing department. Actually, that'd be a great spin-off movie:
"One's a foul-mouthed American movie producer. The other's an equally foul-mouthed Scottish political adviser. Together, they fight crime."
I am a goddamn genius.
Tugg Speedman: You tell the world what happened here.
Kirk Lazarus: .... what happened here?
Tugg Speedman: I don't know, but you need to tell them.
Glad Kirk said it and not me.
I can't say I didn't think that though, throughout most of it's 2hr runtime. It could've easily been a 45-60 minute film and been just as effective. The plot of the film, while creative and relatively original, was taken care of within the first 20-30 minutes of the film and what followed dragged on and on, and you could see the end coming from a mile away. So close, yet so far.
Thankfully, what we get is plenty of time spent with these fantastic characters. Robert Downey…
I do really like this film.
A bunch of actors filming a war movie end up in a war zone with calamitous circumstances.
With this you have Jack Black drugged up, Tom Cruise as fat as fuck and Downey JR doing his best for racial equality.
Never go full retard.
we watched this in my america at war class it was sorta entertaining i guess a lot of it was fast forwarded tho i did watch it in it's entirety at a later time but it was kinda ruined for me bc i hated everyone in that america at war class
One of those movies that slipped through the net when it came out, I finally caught up with it via the low risk "Library Looks" system of DVD borrowing. Well worth the watch at any cost.
The comedy comes in all shapes, sizes, and flavours: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, (Nick Nolte?!?!?!), and perennial scene thief Robert Downey Jr. as the Australian method actor dyed dark-skinned to play an African American character. Even Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey bring the noise as the producer and agent behind an ill-fated big budget war epic.
More of a face-slapping and eye-gouging satire (rather than a biting one) of the Hollywood stereotypes, actor/director Stiller keeps his hand on the throttle and thumb on the joke dispenser, making sure the action and laughs come in equal bursts. Yay!
A ver: que si quieres ponerle pegas, se las pones. Como parodia del 'star system' y sus entresijos, es bastante suave. De ritmo no va muy bien a partir de la segunda mitad, y la parte final es floja. Quizá también debería haber sido más graciosa teniendo en cuenta que en sus títulos de créditos solo hay genios.
Pero te descojonas. Robert Downey Jr. está muy por encima de toda la especie humana, y Tom Cruise no le va a la zaga. Y si, como a mí, el humor que más te gusta es el que se basa en gente gritando sus frases muy alto, es imposible que esta película te parezca mal.
"Así que 100 millones de dólares de rescate. ¡¿Y qué tal si, en vez de 100 millones de dólares, te mando mi polla y me la chupas?!"
I actually prefer the audio commentary to the movie, but I do love the first hour of Tropic Thunder.
yeah, i get that it's part of his character but what is funny about Robert Downey Jr in blackface? he is still just straight up in blackface.
I watched a 1080p version while we were packing on night last week - the wife didn't like it, I thought it was actually quite good. I would watch it again.
"MOTHER NATURE JUST PISSED HER PANT SUIT!"
Just hysterical. Everyone in this is hilarious, except maybe Jack Black - and I really like Jack Black. It's just that his character was the least interesting.
Tom Cruise is phenomenal. Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller are hilarious. Matthew McConaughey is fantastic as The Pecker. Even Jay Baruchel's character is funny. Danny McBride steals the show, though.
Sound & Picture are A+. One of the best produced comedies ever.
"I don't know what kind of pan-pacific bullshit power play you're trying to pull here, but Asia, Jack, is my territory. So whatever you're thinking, you'd better think again! Otherwise I'm gonna have to head down there and I will rain down in a Godly fucking firestorm upon you! You're gonna have to call the fucking United Nations and get a fucking binding resolution to keep me from fucking destroying you. I'm talking about a scorched earth, motherfucker! I will massacre you! I WILL FUCK YOU UP!"
Held up pretty well to tv format with oodles of commercials. Downey and Cruise just amazing. I'm glad I learned more about Stiller's careful, scupulous approach to downey's role .
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- 02:00 A.M.
- 8MM 2
- About Cherry
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
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