April 27, 2012
Interview: Jack Black on Bernie
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
August 5, 2009
Columbia Adopts White's Babe in the Woods
"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."
July 14, 2008
Jack Black Heading Back to School
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.
June 25, 2008
School of Rock 2 On Its Way?
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.
April 27, 2007
Sarah Silverman to Host MTV Movie Awards
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.
March 22, 2006
Molly Shannon Digs Mike White's "Dog"
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.
February 10, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Nacho Libre
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.
September 20, 2005
Black & White to Produce "Shaun" Director's Next Flick
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.)
July 11, 2005
Jack Black IS Nacho Libre
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.
June 28, 2005
Sarah Silverman's Concert Flick Snatched Up by the Roadside
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."
June 28, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: King Kong
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.
May 23, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Chicken Little
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!"