So Sacha Baron Cohen is once again using one of his memorable characters from Da Ali G Show to entertain us all by making anyone who is naive enough to sign a release form look as ridiculous as possible.
And while I am looking forward to seeing Brüno, I can’t help but feel bad for some of the people tricked into appearing in this film. Sure, some of them are no doubt close-minded jerks who deserve it, but others featured in the film were probably good-intentioned folks who were edited to look as horrible as possible, duped into thinking that Bruno was a real person.
I mean, imagine how mind blowing it would be to find out it was all a sham and that you had been spending all of that time talking to a fictional character? Like, imagine if you found out that I, Hobo Stu, was really just a fictional character created by Joel to help promote the website. Imagine if you found out that it was actually Joel writing these recaps every week. It would blow your mind, right?
… well, thank god that isn’t the case.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Murphy’s Law – Same old, same old
Joel Murphy finally figured out why Hollywood executives struggle to come up with any new ideas … because they aren’t looking for them. At least, that is the only logical conclusion Murphy can reach after hearing the news that studios have optioned the rights to Battleship, Asteroids and View-Masters.
Note to Self – Scanning the headlines
This time of year, compelling sports stories are hard to come by. Luckily, Brian Murphy is dedicated to his craft, so this week he digs deep to share every tiny morsel of sports goodness he can find. Everything from Tiger Woods to the Chicago Blackhawks to Steve McNair is covered in this eclectic column.
Outside of the In-Crowd – Things Assholes Like: Being someone I’d love
One lesson Courtney Enlow has learned the hard way is that when her friends tell her that she will love one of their other friends, chances are she will absolutely hate that person. Whether this friend of a friend ends up being an antisocial jerk or just a crazy alcoholic, one thing is always consistent – the person Enlow is supposed to love is actually an asshole.
Positive Cynicism – Michael Bay vs. acting
There are many reasons people see Michael Bay’s movies, but top notch acting typically doesn’t make it to the top of that list. However, after some disparaging remarks by Megan Fox, Bay recently claimed that he helped launch the careers of Nicholas Cage, Ben Affleck, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Aaron R. Davis takes umbrage with this claim.
From the Vault – One on One with Bruce Campbell
In 1979, Detroit friends Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for their low-budget film, Evil Dead and the rest is history. Raimi, the director of the film, has gone on to direct all three blockbuster Spider-man films and Campbell, the star of Evil Dead, has become nothing short of a B-movie legend.
From scene stealing cameos in all three of Raimi’s Spider-man films to a hilarious series of Old Spice commercials that include him singing a lounge version of “Hungry Like the Wolf,” Campbell’s career is hotter than ever. Luckily, Campbell took a few brief moments from his hectic Burn Notice shooting schedule back in 2007 to answer a few of our questions. If you missed the interview then, please enjoy it now.
(And if you missed our recent review of Burn Notice: Season Two, you can find that here.)
– Hobo Stu
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