Bob Odenkirk's name doesn't appear in the directing credits at the end, I guess his segment might not make the final cut.
I applaud your coverage of this movie Bill, it's been a long, arduous journey but it's finally coming and it looks like a lot of fun. Hopefully the years of post-production work have honed it into something worth the wait.
Yeah, in my original post it says there were supposed to be 18 sketches in the movie, but the only one that's in the trailer that's not on the list of ones we know about is the Chris Pratt/Anna Faris one. So either the other ones must have gotten cut or they didn't think they were funny enough to put in the trailer (there even appears to be a quick glimpse of "The Apprentice" in there, as there's a scene near the end of this trailer of a guy in what looks like a mortuary, humping a dead body). Strangely, there doesn't appear to be anything from the one with Elizabeth Banks and the cat in any of the trailers anywhere. *
The one with Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber looks the funniest. It looks like something out of "The Ten". I love how near the end Watts is dressed up like a teenager and Liev is making out with the girl that the kid likes.
*Edit: Actually, at 1:29, there's a quick shot of Banks looking shocked at something
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Looking at the list of directors at the end of the trailer, the only 3 unaccounted for are Steve Carr, Jonathan Van Tulleken, and Patrick Forsberg. (I'm going to assume Rusty Cundieff directed the one with Terence Howard, probably a safe assumption).
Given the general lowbrow nature of the movies Steve Carr has been responsible for ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop", "Daddy Day Care", "Rebound", "Dr.Doolittle 2", etc.), I'm guessing maybe he directed the Anna Faris/Chris Pratt one? I have no idea who Van Tulleken and Forsberg are, so I have no idea what they may have contributed. But yeah, Bob is not listed at all which is not a good sign.
It appears that there are 13 segments in the movie, which is about right for a 90 minute movie I guess. Each one is probably about 6-7 minutes long so none of them probably drag on for too long. My only concern is that with some of them we've probably seen the main joke (the basketball coach one especially), so it might not be all that funny by the time the movie comes out. Others like the homeschooling one hopefully have lots of jokes and progress more than can be shown in a two minute trailer.
Really, there's no reason for them to get all high-concept with the wraparound story with a movie like this; it could almost just be a guy flipping through TV channels and watching snippets of various movies (romantic comedy, inspirational sports movie, etc.) That's what they did with "Amazon Women on the Moon" and it was fine.
This looks good enough to see in the theater. The basketball one looks like the kind of sketch that's on SNL once a year that always makes me wish they did more sketches like that.
"Honey, what did you do at work today?"
"I had to digitally remove the balls from Hugh Jackman's chin for a green-band movie trailer."
Fun with trailers: If you pause the trailer at :34 and view it in 1080p, it's possible to read the homeschooled kid's homework assignment (which his parents have written "F- Unacceptable. Redo" on). It's pretty funny.
New red-band clip shows more of the Batman sketch:
Oh my God, there is a new commercial that shows part of the Elizabeth Banks short about the cat. When it was announced that James Gunn was directing and it would have "2D animation", I thought that meant the cat was a puppet or something. (Now that I think about it, I guess that would be 3D animation) Take a look at this new ad, the cat is an actual animated (like hand drawn-animated, Roger Rabbit-style) cartoon character. It looks really stupid:
Edit: Also, this ad shows a scene at :16 that doesn't seem to be any of the sketches we know about. Two guys doing a "Jackass" style stunt and saying "Don't try this at home". I wonder if it's part of the wraparound story.
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You weren't kidding. WTF.
I love James Gunn and Elizabeth Banks so I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt but it looks absolutely ridiculous. How would that not be funnier with a puppet? Toonces and the Stiller vs. the dog fight in There's Something About Mary have already proven that ridiculously unbelievable animal puppets are always hilarious.
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So I guess there are sketches in this that haven't been glimpsed in any of the ads, or else they're counting the wrap-around plot as a story. Also, one of the directors must have done more than one piece I guess besides Farrelly.
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There are a bunch of new pictures from Movie 43 here . Most of it isn't really enlightening beyond what we already know, except for this:
So Matt Walsh and Patrick Warburton are in the Christopher Mintz-Plasse/Chloe Moretz story.
Also, this is one of the pictures:
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