• PG-13, 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Richard Linklater
    In Theaters:
    Oct 3, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 2, 2004
  • Paramount Pictures

Latest News on School of Rock

April 27, 2012

Interview: Jack Black on Bernie Opens in new window

Jack Black and Richard Linklater need to do more movies together. The actor and director first collaborated on 2003's wonderfully pitched crowd pleaser The School of Rock, and their reunion for this week's dark comedy Bernie has yielded what might be Black's best performance since that film. In a strange-but-true story set in Carthage, Texas, Black plays soft-spoken Bernie Tiede, the small town's beloved mortician who befriends its most despised citizen: wealthy, cantankerous old Marjorie (Shirley MacLaine). When Bernie bumps her off, the locals rally around their folk hero, much to the chagrin of prosecutor Matthew McConaughey (working with Linklater for the first time since Dazed and Confused). We caught up with Black recently for a chat about the movie More...

August 5, 2009

Columbia Adopts White's Babe in the Woods Opens in new window

"School of Rock" writer Mike White has sold Columbia Pictures his script for "Babe in the Woods," an action-comedy about "a female freshman from the Midwest who arrives at Yale and becomes a target of the New Jersey mob." More...

September 8, 2008

Linklater Says "Not So Fast" to School of Rock 2 Opens in new window

According to Richard Linklater, Paramount may have jumped the gun when they announced that "School of Rock 2" was on its way. More...

July 14, 2008

Jack Black Heading Back to School Opens in new window

Looks like Mike White's School of Rock 2 script was pretty solid -- Paramount has given the sequel a green light, and Jack Black has signed on to star. More...

June 25, 2008

School of Rock 2 On Its Way? Opens in new window

He has no idea if it'll ever get made, but Mike White has announced the existence of a screenplay for a School of Rock sequel. More...

April 27, 2007

Sarah Silverman to Host MTV Movie Awards Opens in new window

She might not be all that big of a movie star, but I bet most of you will still be pretty psyched to learn that comic Sarah Silverman will be hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards. Plus the show will be live for the first time ever, so that should be pretty fun. More...

November 21, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Halls" Spreads Little Cheer; "Déjà Vu" Intrigues; "The Fountain" Overflows; "Pick" Is Mixed Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got holiday mischief ("Deck the Halls," starring Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito), a phenomenon known as déjà vu ("Déjà Vu," starring Denzel Washington), a spiritual journey through time ("The Fountain," starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz), and a mystical guitar pick ("Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny," starring Jack Black and Kyle Gass). What do the critics have to say? More...

July 6, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Dead Man's Chest" Is Overstuffed; "Scanner" Shines Darkly Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got pirates back for more box office bounty ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") and a journey to the center of the mind ("A Scanner Darkly"). What do the critics have to say? More...

June 15, 2006

Box Office Preview: Four New Films Prepare to Fight Opens in new window

Reunion fever hits the multiplexes this weekend as four new releases debut bringing together a lot of familiar faces. More...

March 22, 2006

Molly Shannon Digs Mike White's "Dog" Opens in new window

SNL funnygal Molly Shannon has signed on to star in the directorial debut of screenwriter Mike White, says Variety. "Year of the Dog" is a comedy about a dog lover who's forced to deal with the untimely demise of a beloved canine. More...

February 10, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: Nacho Libre Opens in new window

From Jared Hess (director of "Napoleon Dynamite"), Mike White (writer of "School of Rock"), and the always-insane Jack Black comes "Nacho Libre," a comedy about a Mexican priest who moonlights as a goofy wrestler to save an orphanage from disclosure. Check out the all-new trailer right here. More...

September 20, 2005

Black & White to Produce "Shaun" Director's Next Flick Opens in new window

Edgar Wright, director of the universally popular "Shaun of the Dead," will soon get behind the cameras for "Them," says Variety. The dark comedy will be written by Mike White and produced by Mr. White and Mr. Black. (Jack Black, that is.) More...

July 21, 2005

Critical Consensus: Critics Do the "Hustle," Escape "Island" and "Bears" Opens in new window

This week's wide releases share a theme of Escape. Escape from The Game, escape from the bottom of the Little League standings, escape from a futuristic Philip K. Dick-esque dystopian island, and escape from a family of murderous weirdos. Which of these films will escape the wrath of the critics? More...

July 11, 2005

Jack Black IS Nacho Libre Opens in new window

FilmJerk.com brings us the early scoop on a new collaboration between Jack Black ("School of Rock") and Mike White ("The Good Girl"). The project is called "Nacho Libre," and Mr. Black will play a Mexican priest who moonlights as a wrestler in order to raise some money for the local orphanage. More...

June 28, 2005

Sarah Silverman's Concert Flick Snatched Up by the Roadside Opens in new window

Roadside Attractions, the distributors who brought you "Super Size Me" and the upcoming "Pretty Persuasion," have purchased the rights to the Sarah Silverman concert film "Jesus Is Magic." The Hollywood Reporter sums up the film quite succinctly: "The film allows Silverman, who has been criticized for her equal-opportunity off-color humor on network talk shows, to riff on such controversial, politically incorrect topics as Sept. 11 and the Holocaust before a live audience, as well as perform musical numbers." More...

June 28, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: King Kong Opens in new window

A hearty thanks to Movie City News for presenting the trailer to Peter Jackson's "King Kong" in sparkling Quicktime and without the annoying Volkswagen commercials. Just go enjoy the trailer. (Pretty awesome, eh?) Too bad we have to wait until December 14th to see the finished product, but hey, it's always great to have a big, roaring adventure movie to look forward to. More...

May 23, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Chicken Little Opens in new window

We've seen a handful of cute little teasers already, but ComingSoon.net brings us a first look at the all-new trailer for Disney's animated comedy "Chicken Little." Based on the classic children's tale, "Chicken Little" tells the story of an excitable young fowl who causes a widespread panic when he assumes that "the sky is falling!" More...

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