Bad Teacher

Trailer: ‘In Time’ or can Justin Timberlake be an action star?

In this forthcoming sci-fi thriller directed by Andrew Niccol and starrring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, in the future the time is money principle is taken a step further and money has been replaced by time as a measure of wealth. We stop aging at 25 and if you want to live you need to earn your every minute. The richest can live for ever, while the poor die young . Sounds like an interesting premise and Andrew Niccol goes back to the dystopian Sci-Fi world which he showed considerably vision for in Gattaca (1997). Check out the sizzel reel from Comic- con which is essentially an extented trailer and some of our thoughts below!

What’s really interesting to see here is Justin Timberlake taking on an action heavy role. JT’ is actually a pretty good actor and I don’t think he gets the credit he deserces. He’s been constantly looking out for challenging roles and he was pretty great in Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan. And if anyone has seen Bad Teacher and the SNL’ shorts like Jizz in my pants and Dick in a Box, you know he’s pretty hilarious too. But here he is taking on Jason Bourne types of preportions and who knew before Matt Damon took on the that role that he would become one of the most reliable action stars around?

How freaky is that scene with the daugther and the mom?

The rest of the cast is pretty strong too with Amanda Seyfried (we like her), Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Cillian Murphy and Matt Bomer ( Bruce from Chuck!) and except S1mOne, I dont feel Andrew Niccol has ever made a bad movie. If this even makes the type of money Limitless made this year, I am sure everyone will be happy.

 

Do you think JT can pull this off? Let us know in the comment section below!

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EP 30 Captain America (1990), not the first avenger…

In the words of Janice from Friends(a very popular series in the 90’s-Ed)…”oh, My, GAWD!”, do we have a show and a half for you this week. The Upod tri…erm…pod, was hyperactive like never before; it’s almost easier to tell you about what we didn’t talk about than what we did!

We kick-off with the great and not so good of current TV and movies. Has Ahmed been transformed by the final installment of Michael Bay‘s robotganza, or just bored without la Fox? Green Lantern gets the treatment next and is swiftly followed by Bridesmaids and by Bad Teacher. Cameron (Diaz NOT James) is free to spank me anytime – I’m the naughty pupil that needs teaching. (easy tiger! Ed)

Next up, two of our favourites. Newly Emmy nominated Louis CK and his “let me take you to a dark place and leave you there” humour and comedy GOAT Larry David‘s Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 8 curtain raiser. After 7 seasons, we surely know where the jokes are going to go, but we are still powerless to stop the inevitable hilarious and of course slightly uncomfortable outcome.

We somehow take a pause for breath whilst we look forward to December and review the trailer for MI:4 Ghost Protocol. And that’s not something we thought was possible from a Tom Cruise action film featuring an Eminem theme song.

Finally, we get in the mood for the next big summer blockbuster – and possible saviour of comic book films this year – Captain America. Much as we’d like to have had a world exclusive secret screening, we haven’t and had to content ourselves with Albert Pyun‘s 1990 marvel instead. It’s got Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox in support roles so it has all the potential for an underrated classic. We let you know where to start with the Captain America franchise!

 

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