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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

‘Trouble With The Curve’ Trailer: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Moneyball’

The Dead Talent Pool.

Thanks to “Trouble With the Curve,” at least one more. Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the baseball drama, and it looks like an amalgam of “Gran Torino” and “Moneyball,” without the racism of the former and the Moneyball techniques of the latter. In “Curve,” Eastwood stars as Gus, an aging baseball scout with failing eyesight who goes out on the road with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams) to find one last top prospect. (Eastwood’s Gus has previously unearthed Dusty Baker, Dale Murphy and fake baseball player Johnny Flanagan, who is now a young scout and faux-rival. He’s played by Justin Timberlake.) Along the way, Gus and his daughter bond again, she falls for Johnny, and Matthew Lillard shows up as a Billy Beane-type who thinks scouting should be done inside a computer. (“Gus can’t even turn on a typewriter,” he snarls.)

It’s doubtful “Trouble With the Curve”—directed by Eastwood protege Robert Lorenz from a script by Randy Brown—will dive as deeply into the scout-statistic divide that “Moneyball” did, but that’s not the worst crime. After all: Eastwood. Timberlake. Adams. Phil Phillips’ “Home.” The whole thing just looks good. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why Warner Bros. moved “The Great Gatsby” to 2013: The studio has an Oscar campaign to mount.

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4203651)
Setting aside the saber-snarkiness, it looks like sentimental crap. So of course it will be nominated.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4203654)
5th overall draft pick Dale Murphy?
   3. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4203657)
Looks kinda blah. But Amy Adams sure is cute.
   4. The_Ex Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4203659)
Amy Adams sure works a lot, and with her success she must be bringing in more than A Rod.
   5. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4203660)
Yes. Amy Adams times a million.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4203662)
an amalgam of “Gran Torino” and “Moneyball,” without the racism of the former and the Moneyball techniques of the latter.


This is like saying it's an amalgam of nothing and nothing.
   7. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4203666)
This is like saying it's an amalgam of nothing and nothing.
Or my all-time favorite scouting report, that Fukudome was somewhere between Ichiro and Matsui.
   8. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4203674)
Yeesh, poor Clint is looking more and more like Skeletor with each passing day. I'm not sure that I really want to remember him like this.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4203676)
I foresee a bad movie afoot, but like all potentially sappy road-trip movies, it will depend on how interesting the minor characters are. Also, "Trouble With The Curve" is a good title.
   10. Select Storage Device Posted: August 08, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4203685)
Looks turrible. Although Matthew Lillard is an excellent choice, since that's what I assume Plaschke saw every time he thought about DePo in 2004.
   11. Darren Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4203734)
Looks like typical Eastwood schmaltz
   12. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4203739)
I would draft Amy Adams in the first round, if you know what I mean.
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4203749)
Does it have something to do with sex?!?
   14. DA Baracus Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4203755)
After all: Eastwood. Timberlake. Adams. Phil Phillips’ “Home.” The whole thing just looks good.


Even with Justin Timberlake?
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4203764)
And stay off his lawn!
   16. Bruce Markusen Posted: August 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4203769)
Dead talent pool? I don't think so, not with Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Unforgiven, and In the Line of Fire on the resume!
   17. Portia Stanke Posted: August 08, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4203771)
Also, "Trouble With The Curve" is a good title.


For a porno.

No idea why Amy Adams took this role. Jenna Fischer, maybe, but not Adams.
   18. phredbird Posted: August 08, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4203783)
I would draft Amy Adams in the first round, if you know what I mean.


an unseemly number of baseball metaphors are rattling around in my brain pan.
   19. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 08, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4203799)
an unseemly number of baseball metaphors are rattling around in my brain pan.
I'd play her every day, if you know what I mean.
   20. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 08, 2012 at 07:46 PM (#4203813)
I would draft Amy Adams in the first round, if you know what I mean.

an unseemly number of baseball metaphors are rattling around in my brain pan.

the high hard one?
   21. jwb Posted: August 08, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4203821)
John Goodman, Robert Patrick, and Matt Bush (no, not that one) are also in the cast. If the minor roles are well written, then they certainly have the actors to play them well.
   22. AndrewJ Posted: August 08, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4203882)
12. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4203739)
I would draft Amy Adams in the first round, if you know what I mean.

13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4203749)
Does it have something to do with sex?!?


Me: Oh, you won't disturb me. I'll be in my room masturbating.

Me (to myself): They won't disturb me. I'll be masturbating.
   23. bunyon Posted: August 08, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4203891)
No idea why Amy Adams took this role.

Because Clint gave her a big pile of money. Which is a lesson to those of you having masturbatory tendencies at the moment.
   24. AndrewJ Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4203901)
Amy's starring in the summer's Central Park production of Sondheim's Into the Woods. Reason enough to visit NYC.
   25. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:04 PM (#4203903)
Because Clint gave her a big pile of money. Which is a lesson to those of you having masturbatory tendencies at the moment.

Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; 'cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do.
   26. Bourbon Samurai Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4203914)
This is real? This is a real thing?
   27. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4203926)
I would draft Amy Adams in the first round, if you know what I mean.



an unseemly number of baseball metaphors are rattling around in my brain pan.


At least no one has said they'd give her the Dirty Harry.
   28. Gamingboy Posted: August 08, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4203927)
With that cast, it'll at least be worth a watch. I'll probably wait to hear the reviews before I determine if I'll be watching it in a theater or on TV.
   29. Good cripple hitter Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4203943)
Me: Oh, you won't disturb me. I'll be in my room masturbating.

Me (to myself): They won't disturb me. I'll be masturbating.


My favourite version of that bit is:

(the attractive sister of a tv star has introduced herself to Jay and Marty)

Marty's brain: Wow, she called me handsome!
Jay: I wonder what she looks like naked.
Jay's brain: You idiot, you said that out loud. Better cover.
Jay: I mean uh, I wonder what she cooks like... uh, naked?
Jay's brain: (sarcastically) Oh, nice going.
   30. PreservedFish Posted: August 08, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4203951)
Oops, I said the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet.
   31. spike Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4203983)
Me: Oh, you won't disturb me. I'll be in my room masturbating.

Me (to myself): They won't disturb me. I'll be masturbating.


Joe Montana, SNL, right?

/ edit - Second only to Gretzky as Elvis leading the waiter's hockey team to victory over the rich kids in Hawaii.
   32. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:08 AM (#4203985)
an unseemly number of baseball metaphors are rattling around in my brain pan.


I'd throw her a belt-high heater, if you catch my drift.
   33. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:14 AM (#4203991)
Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; 'cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do


Hey, Peter. Watch out for the cornhole, man.
   34. Jay Z Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:29 AM (#4203999)
Setting aside the saber-snarkiness, it looks like sentimental crap. So of course it will be nominated.


Last time my wife and I tried to go to the multiplex, the choices were superhero movie (more than one), animated (more than one), Katy Perry. That's it. How much competition is there?
   35. McCoy Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:45 AM (#4204004)
Looks like an Amy Adams flick.
   36. The District Attorney Posted: August 09, 2012 at 01:00 AM (#4204013)
I'd give Katy Perry a backdoor slider, if you know what I mean.
   37. McCoy Posted: August 09, 2012 at 01:24 AM (#4204022)
You'd shvt diarrhea on her?
   38. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 09, 2012 at 01:38 AM (#4204027)
Because Clint gave her a big pile of money. Which is a lesson to those of you having masturbatory tendencies at the moment.

A damn good lesson. All I gotta do is come up with more money than Clint Eastwood did, and just see what happens THEN, my friend.
   39. BWV 1129 Posted: August 09, 2012 at 02:38 AM (#4204037)
This movie looks ####### awful. I'd just as soon watch a syringe drain me of all my bone marrow and replace it with lighter fluid.
   40. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: August 09, 2012 at 07:25 AM (#4204063)
I don't think Amy Adams is particularly hot. I mean, she's symmetrical and all, but she's got chubby cheeks and a baby face. And always looks 10% sad, cause her eyebrows are particularly slanted down towards the side of her face. I've always wondered about the Freudian implications of so many men wanting to #### a sad baby, but, to each their own.
   41. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 09, 2012 at 07:50 AM (#4204071)
This movie looks so, so terrible. Amy Adams is cute but the only time I ever thought she looked hot, oddly, was her cameo on The Office. But more importantly, this movie looks terrible. Between his run of terrible movies and his awful family going the Kardashian route, Eastwood is burning through the goodwill I have for him at the speed of light. Anyway, for some reason my favorite Eastwood movies are Hang 'Em High and the Man with No Name movies. And for a tree hugging liberal I really enjoy the Dirty Harry movies. Most importantly, this movie looks really ####### horrible.
   42. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: August 09, 2012 at 07:52 AM (#4204072)
I mean, (Amy Adams is) symmetrical and all, but she's got chubby cheeks and a baby face.

Exactly.

And always looks 10% sad

Exactly. Her character in "Julie and Julia" was incredibly annoying, but I didn't care much. She's a cutie.

goes out on the road with his estranged daughter

Doesn't Clint have an estranged daughter in every movie he does these days? Indeed, doesn't everybody? Why can't movie characters have good relationships with their kids? "Hey, Dad, you wanna go out on the road with me to find one last prospect? That sounds awesome! Love ya!"
   43. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2012 at 08:01 AM (#4204076)
I think by far the most disturbing thing about this trailer is that Matthew Lillard is still being paid to act.
   44. bobm Posted: August 09, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4204087)
Eastwood stars as Gus, an aging baseball scout with failing eyesight


Who goes completely blind and then realizes his lifelong dream of becoming a major league umpire
   45. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 09, 2012 at 08:50 AM (#4204091)
John Goodman, Robert Patrick, and Matt Bush (no, not that one) are also in the cast. If the minor roles are well written, then they certainly have the actors to play them well.


Who's the bald "that guy" who appears to be interviewing Amy Adams for a law firm job?

   46. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 09, 2012 at 08:52 AM (#4204092)
Anyone saying that Amy Adams is not hot is just wrong.

In other words, yeah, if she dug in I'd come up and in on her.

But this movie looks horrible.
   47. Belfry Bob Posted: August 09, 2012 at 08:57 AM (#4204096)
Who's the bald "that guy" who appears to be interviewing Amy Adams for a law firm job?


That's George Wyner, of Hill Street Blues fame. (He was the Asst. DA that had the hots for Joyce Davenport.) Also American Pie 2, Fletch, etc. Good to see him again!
   48. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:03 AM (#4204101)

Who's the bald "that guy" who appears to be interviewing Amy Adams for a law firm job?


George Wyner. He's in the "bald guy Hall of Fame" with Wallace Shawn, Jeffrey Tambor, and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Amy Adams is nice looking in a broad, generic way that appeals to everyone, but is not exceptional, like Jay Leno's comedy, or TGI Friday's food. She's better looking than your average woman, but if she wasn't famous, you could flip through 100 Hollywood headshots and completely skip over her.
   49. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:15 AM (#4204111)
Oh my gosh, he was also Col. Sanders in "Spaceballs". Wow, that completely just made my day.
   50. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:15 AM (#4204113)
I'd just as soon watch a syringe drain me of all my bone marrow and replace it with lighter fluid.
To be fair though, I think a lot of people would watch that, because it sounds awesome.
   51. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:26 AM (#4204123)
Oh my gosh, he was also Col. Sanders in "Spaceballs". Wow, that completely just made my day.
"When will now be then?"
"Soon."

Spaceballs is no Galaxy Quest, but it had its moments.
   52. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:31 AM (#4204128)
Adams is more cute and adorable than beautiful or sexy, but I did like watching her in Night at the Museum.
   53. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:41 AM (#4204140)
Spaceballs is no Galaxy Quest, but it had its moments.

I'm in the wheelhouse, but I found Galaxy Quest utterly forgettable. I realize that's not the prevailing opinion.
   54. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:46 AM (#4204146)
And Galaxy Quest is no The Last Starfighter and I like Galaxy Quest a lot.
   55. UCCF Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:47 AM (#4204147)
No idea why Amy Adams took this role. Jenna Fischer, maybe, but not Adams.

That's funny - I was just looking at that picture and thinking how much she resembled Jenna Fischer from the first season of The Office.

Spaceballs is no Galaxy Quest, but it had its moments.

Hell yeah. Brooks was pretty hit and miss once the 1970s ended, but Spaceballs was a definite hit.
   56. cercle Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:48 AM (#4204149)
This movie looks awful, but I can't really blame Adams for taking the paycheck. She hasn't been widely known until fairly recently, so she's cashing in. She's in her late 30's which means she'll probably only be offered decent roles for another 4 or 5 years.

She has a lot of movies lined up for the next few years and really only this and Man of Steel (which could end up being good, I suppose) look like paycheck movies. On the Road comes out this year and looks like it might be decent. She's in the next Paul Thomas Anderson movie, the next Spike Jonze movie and the next David O. Russell movie.

It will be interesting to see how those projects turn out for her. It think she's a very good actress (and, yes, cute).
   57. JJ1986 Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:53 AM (#4204154)
I think Adams is much better in "bad" movies (Talladega Nights and Night at the Museum 2). She's sexy when she's having fun. She seems less alive when she's trying to be serious.
   58. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2012 at 09:57 AM (#4204158)
This thread is getting hijacked at ludicrous speeds.
   59. hokieneer Posted: August 09, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4204201)
Amy Adams is cute but the only time I ever thought she looked hot, oddly, was her cameo on The Office


And Talladega Nights
   60. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 09, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4204206)
And Talladega Nights

Missed that one. I don't really dig Will Ferrell in wacky man-child mode. Speaking of which, I still need to check out his Raymond Carver adaptation on Netflix...
   61. Bitter Mouse Posted: August 09, 2012 at 10:48 AM (#4204226)
Amy Adams is in fact very cute. Perhaps it is the winsome vibe she has going.
   62. UCCF Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:06 AM (#4204263)
I don't really dig Will Ferrell in wacky man-child mode.

Ditto. I've liked him a lot in other things - Stranger than Fiction was terrific, as was Winter Passing, and he did a more than passable job in Melinda and Melinda. But most of his over-the-top, wildly comedic stuff I don't really care for.

I will say this - he seems to genuinely enjoy what he does. Have people here seen the series of beer commercials he did that ran only in the Midwest? They're terrifically weird, and not the sort of thing you'd expect a true A-list type guy to be doing. I think, in terms of never knowing where he might show up next, he's the heir apparent to Bill Murray. I hope he adopts Murray's late career stance of taking on more serious but often supporting roles, because I think he could really do some good work.
   63. UCCF Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4204266)
This thread is getting hijacked at ludicrous speeds.

Better buckle up, sir.
   64. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:12 AM (#4204276)
We can't stop, we've got to slow down first.

   65. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:23 AM (#4204293)
George Wyner. He's in the "bald guy Hall of Fame" with Wallace Shawn, Jeffrey Tambor, and Stephen Tobolowsky.


Wyner played a film editor in the 1972 Columbo episode Double Exposure (starring Robert Culp, in one of Culp's four Columbo appearances). But he's more well known as Murray from Matt Houston. (Or perhaps as an ADA in Hill Street Blues, though I never watched the show.)

I have only a vague idea who Amy Adams is. I thought the girl in the above captioned still shot was Isla Fisher.
   66. bunyon Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:43 AM (#4204314)
I'm in the wheelhouse, but I found Galaxy Quest utterly forgettable.

With all due respect, Lassus, you may be too far in the wheelhouse.
   67. Kurt Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4204322)
Wow, the name "George Wyner" meant nothing to me but when I saw his imbd page he looked totally familiar. I had no idea where I knew him from, even after scrolling through his credits*. A That Guy hall of famer for sure.

* I guess I mostly know him from Bad News Bears. He was the manager that had only 8 players, and had to forfeit.
   68. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4204324)
With all due respect, Lassus, you may be too far in the wheelhouse.

Touche!
   69. Bug Selig Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4204347)
Ah, Isla Fischer. That's who I'm hoping to give the old third-to-first before it is outlawed!
   70. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4204351)
Amy Adams or Isla Fischer -- I slide head first into home any time with either.

EDIT: Or a reach-around slide, if you know what I mean!
   71. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 09, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4204358)
I'd take balls off my flagpole for Isla Fischer!

Hey, wait, that doesn't sound right...
   72. hokieneer Posted: August 09, 2012 at 01:03 PM (#4204384)
I don't really dig Will Ferrell in wacky man-child mode.


Yeah I can understand that. If you've seen one of those movies, you've seen them all. Anchorman stands out, but the rest are interchangeable.

I agree with #62, I enjoyed Ferrell in Stranger than Fiction than any of his high profile comedies. Haven't seen the other 2 movies cited though.
   73. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 09, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4204415)
If you like Amy Adams, but haven't seen Junebug, you really should. Everybody in it is terrific, and she's wonderful. A great movie beginning to end.
Fred Bob says, Check it out.
   74. Kurt Posted: August 09, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4204422)
Old School was good wacky-Ferrell, probably because he was the second or third banana.
   75. BWV 1129 Posted: August 09, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4204458)
Why can't movie characters have good relationships with their kids? "Hey, Dad, you wanna go out on the road with me to find one last prospect? That sounds awesome! Love ya!"

That doesn't make for very compelling drama.

- I'd just as soon watch a syringe drain me of all my bone marrow and replace it with lighter fluid.

To be fair though, I think a lot of people would watch that, because it sounds awesome.


You're overestimating the number of people who know who I am.
   76. Bitter Mouse Posted: August 09, 2012 at 02:28 PM (#4204471)
I agree with #62, I enjoyed Ferrell in Stranger than Fiction


Stranger than Fiction is a great movie. I also loved the Truman Show (which I think is fairly similar). All that may say more about me than the movies though.
   77. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 09, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4204474)
You're overestimating the number of people who know who I am.

And I think you're underestimating how many people would set a match to your lighter fluid filled body whether they know you or not...
   78. The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward Posted: August 09, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4204481)
She's in her late 30's which means she'll probably only be offered decent roles for another 4 or 5 years.


Whoah, she was born in '74? I really haven't seen her in much outside of that appearance on The Office, but I was under the assumption she was around my age (27) or younger. That fact just blew my mind.

I always get Amy Adams confused with Anna Kendrick for some reason.
   79. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4204485)
That doesn't make for very compelling drama.

Endless family relationship agita has become unbelievably boring to me, and has been for decades. There isn't a word I enjoyed of two and a half Franzen novels for this reason.
   80. Jay Z Posted: August 09, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4204561)
Anyway, for some reason my favorite Eastwood movies are Hang 'Em High and the Man with No Name movies.


Hang 'Em High was really more of a Pat Hingle movie to me.

As for Ferrell, yes he plays man-children most of the time, but the man-child is the dominant character trope of our age. They probably germinated with the Animal House movie and its descendents. The man-child would have made no sense in the 1950s and 1960s.

I am distinguishing the man-child from the child-man. Jerry Lewis played a child-man. Steve Carrell's Michael Scott was mostly a child-man. The difference between the man-child and the child-man mostly has to do with the sexual desirability of the characters. Child-men can get the girl if they are the lead, but they usually need to do some degree of work-transformation to get her. Man-children usually have to do little or nothing to get the girl. The triumph of the man-child can probably be linked to all manner of social decline for the armchair sociologists.
   81. cercle Posted: August 09, 2012 at 03:34 PM (#4204577)
I always get Amy Adams confused with Anna Kendrick for some reason.

I can see that. The only thing I remember Kendrick from is Up in the Air, but I could see Adams in that role or Kendrick in, say, Adams' role in Charlie Wilson's War.
   82. UCCF Posted: August 09, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4204594)
I always get Amy Adams confused with Anna Kendrick for some reason.

Kendrick is 27 (today, in fact). I'm surprised she doesn't show up in more stuff - I thought she was really good in Up in the Air. Though I guess she's done that Twilight stuff, none of which I've seen.

Old School was good wacky-Ferrell, probably because he was the second or third banana.

I agree with this - it's the most palatable of his comedies to me, because you get him in relatively smaller doses. Even then, though, a little goes a long way.

I can't believe he's only in his early 40s. It feels like he's been around forever.
   83. The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward Posted: August 09, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4204621)
Kendrick is 27 (today, in fact). I'm surprised she doesn't show up in more stuff - I thought she was really good in Up in the Air. Though I guess she's done that Twilight stuff, none of which I've seen.


She was fine in Up in the Air though I didn't like the movie itself much.

She was good in Scott Pilgrim v. The World, though I like that film in general.
   84. AROM Posted: August 09, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4204660)
I can't believe he's only in his early 40s. It feels like he's been around forever.


Mid 40's (45). But I was under the impression he was a bit older than that.
   85. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 09, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4204705)
Amy Adams is cute but the only time I ever thought she looked hot, oddly, was her cameo on The Office
There's a scene in the movie Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day where Adams steps out of a seashell tub in front of a replica of Botticelli's Venus. She's... well, stunning. Lucky for me my wife loves that movie, so I've been able to check that scene out several times. I have no idea what the rest of the movie is about.
   86. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4204711)
Adams was supposedly embarrassed by the aviatrix's pants she had to wear in Night at the Museum 2, but her performance in those pants is asstonishing.
   87. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 09, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4204762)
Kendrick was also good in 50/50.
   88. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 09, 2012 at 06:55 PM (#4204772)
That's funny - I was just looking at that picture and thinking how much she resembled Jenna Fischer from the first season of The Office.


I saw Leap Year on a plane ride about two years ago, and I thought the main actress was Jenna Fischer. It wasn't until I looked the movie up on imdb a few months later that I realized it was Amy Adams.
   89. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4223174)
Hmmm, the plotline of Clint losing his eyesight may not be fiction.
   90. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4223231)
Blind, sighted, whatever-- he totally acted that chair off the stage!
   91. Repoz Posted: August 31, 2012 at 01:09 AM (#4223263)
Billy Beane: Throws Invisible Obama Chair.
   92. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: August 31, 2012 at 01:45 AM (#4223268)
Okay, so I had a kickball game tonight and I've had a few beers, and here's my situation: I was reading this thread and trying to keep track of all the many posts I agreed with so I could reference them in my response, and then I came to:

Endless family relationship agita has become unbelievably boring to me, and has been for decades. There isn't a word I enjoyed of two and a half Franzen novels for this reason.

And I had to stop short, forget the rest, and say thank you for saying that. I feel like I should like his work, but I just don't, and that's precisely why.
   93. Cabbage Posted: August 31, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4223331)
This thread is getting hijacked at ludicrous speeds.

Better buckle up, sir.


I'm surrounded by ########.
   94. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 31, 2012 at 08:50 AM (#4223358)
Endless family relationship agita has become unbelievably boring to me, and has been for decades. There isn't a word I enjoyed of two and a half Franzen novels for this reason.

In other Franzen news, Kevin Frandsen is having a nice little run replacing Placido "Faberge Egg" Polanco: .355/.405/.430 in 117 PAs for a tasty 126 OPS+. His fielding at 3B has been inconsistent with a mix of nice stops and bouncing throws.
   95. Rants Mulliniks Posted: August 31, 2012 at 09:20 AM (#4223377)
Anyone saying that Amy Adams is not hot is just wrong.


If were talking cute redheads in their mid-30's, I'll pass on Amy Adams and take Isla Fisher. She is adorable.
   96. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: August 31, 2012 at 09:23 AM (#4223379)
If were talking cute redheads in their mid-30's, I'll pass on Amy Adams and take Isla Fisher. She is adorable.

It's my fantasy, so why do I have to choose?
   97. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 31, 2012 at 09:58 AM (#4223412)
I would call myself a fan of Ferrell. Granted, I was in my teens for his SNL heyday, so that probably contributed to putting him right in my wheelhouse, but a lot of his SNL bits were brilliant, Anchorman was brilliant (though I doubt the sequel can live up to the first), and I really liked Old School as well. Step Brothers is another very funny one that flopped when it first came out but has found a bit of a cult following.
   98. Rants Mulliniks Posted: August 31, 2012 at 10:08 AM (#4223434)
"He made Brennan eat the white dog ####!"
   99. God Posted: August 31, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4224030)
Between his run of terrible movies and his awful family going the Kardashian route, Eastwood is burning through the goodwill I have for him at the speed of light.


Mission accomplished?
   100. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 31, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4224041)
Amy Adams, Jenna Fischer and Isla Fisher would be my dream triple play.


Also "Trouble with the Curve" with someone at Eastwood's age sounds like a movie about an old man with a prostate issue.
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