Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

Thread: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

  1. #1
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,686

    The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Is nothing not sacred in this culture? I love the Stooges!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/mo...tml?ref=movies

    Every Christmas the kids seem to get me some item Stooge-related. Last year they got me a bottle opener that does Curly's N'yuk N'yuk N'yuk.

    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    smells of rich mahogany deltachi8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,001

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Pete Rose needs to be cast as Mo
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,635

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Here is my prediction..... it will be terrible.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

  5. #4
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,398

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Here is my prediction..... it will be terrible.
    Agreed- the Stooges don't need to be updated.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

  6. #5
    BobC, get a legit F.O.! Mario-Rijo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Ohio
    Posts
    9,052

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Agreed- the Stooges don't need to be updated.
    Why I oughta.......


    J/K
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

    --Woody Hayes

  7. #6
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,686

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Nyuk Nyuk…Huh? Sean Penn Joins ‘Three Stooges’ Movie

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ie/?ref=movies

    To his allies, Sean Penn is a wise guy; to his adversaries, he’s a stooge. Now they’re both correct: the actor has joined the cast of “The Three Stooges,” a new MGM comedy based on the vintage film shorts of that knockaround trio, Variety reported. Mr. Penn, who recently won his second Academy Award, for playing the title role in Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” is set to play Larry, the wire-haired, Stradivarius-wielding Stooge. The studio is also said to be in final negotiations with Jim Carrey, who will gain weight to play the rotund Curly, and is pursuing Benicio Del Toro (“Che”) to play the irritable Moe. The film is to be written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly (of “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin” fame), and is planned for a 2010 release.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,635

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Nyuk Nyuk…Huh? Sean Penn Joins ‘Three Stooges’ Movie

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ie/?ref=movies

    To his allies, Sean Penn is a wise guy; to his adversaries, he’s a stooge. Now they’re both correct: the actor has joined the cast of “The Three Stooges,” a new MGM comedy based on the vintage film shorts of that knockaround trio, Variety reported. Mr. Penn, who recently won his second Academy Award, for playing the title role in Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” is set to play Larry, the wire-haired, Stradivarius-wielding Stooge. The studio is also said to be in final negotiations with Jim Carrey, who will gain weight to play the rotund Curly, and is pursuing Benicio Del Toro (“Che”) to play the irritable Moe. The film is to be written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly (of “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin” fame), and is planned for a 2010 release.

    There is no way this is serious.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

  9. #8
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,686

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    There is no way this is serious.
    It's reported here too...

    http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...enn-three.html

    Jim Carrey is in "negotiations" for the role of Curly.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_179146.html
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,635

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    It's reported here too...

    http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009...enn-three.html

    Jim Carrey is in "negotiations" for the role of Curly.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_179146.html
    This is going to be unwatchable.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

  11. #10
    Joe Oliver love-child Blimpie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lexington
    Posts
    4,898

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    I never realized that Moe was hispanic.
    "Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY

  12. #11
    Member smith288's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    New Albany, OH
    Posts
    7,252

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Penn is unwatchabe as a surfer, a mentally disabled (though close to reality), a foreign policy expert or anything else he has done. I can't believe the guy got a career in acting... Now likely going to trash the Three Stooges with another lackluster performance.

    Jim Carey, I can see, he's a comic and has a history if making great movies.

    Benicio Del Toro??? WTF... Is he going to stop illegal drug cartels on the side?

  13. #12
    Redsmetz redsmetz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Winton Place
    Posts
    11,234

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288 View Post
    Penn is unwatchabe as a surfer, a mentally disabled (though close to reality), a foreign policy expert or anything else he has done. I can't believe the guy got a career in acting... Now likely going to trash the Three Stooges with another lackluster performance.

    Jim Carey, I can see, he's a comic and has a history if making great movies.

    Benicio Del Toro??? WTF... Is he going to stop illegal drug cartels on the side?
    Yikes! I'm guessing you don't like Sean Penn one bit. Would that be correct? That said, I'll disagree. In his two Oscar winning perfornaces, Milk and Mystic River, he gave very good performances. There are times where in many of his roles, he's basicially playing Sean Penn, but that certainly wasn't true in Milk and he was transformed, in my opinion.

    I'm intrigued by the cast. I suspect this will be more than just straight comedy. There's back story to be told and it won't be all yucks and poking eyes. Visually I could see Penn easily made to be Larry. The same goes for Del Toro. I'm not familiar with much of his work (I saw him in Traffic, but can't recall the character), but visually again, it wouldn't be a stretch to see them bring him around. I wondered about an accent, but pulled up a quick interview on Youtube and his English is impeccable. While born in Puerto Rico, according to his bio, his father moved the family to a farm in Pennsylvania, so that's not a problem.

    Carrey may be the most difficult to succeed in these roles, IMO. When he puts his mind to it, he's got some chops. I thought he should have been nominated for an Oscar for The Truman Show, and he was very good in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But if he brings the typical Jim Carrey performance to this, it will be a failure. Carrey can be very funny, but far too many of his movies are essentially the same thing. Robin Williams has the same problem. The Stooge he'll be playing too is probably the most complex character and will require some pathos to get it right.

    I think there's a good story to be told here. I hope the producers bring their "A" game. It could be a good one with a good cast.
    “In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"

    The Baseball Emporium - Books & Things, that's Rallyonion.com

    The Baseball Bookstore

    http://tsc-sales.com/
    http://tscsales.blogspot.com/
    http://silverscreenbooks.com/

  14. #13
    Member durl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashvull
    Posts
    1,750

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Here is my prediction..... it will be terrible.
    +1000

  15. #14
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,569

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    More proof that Hollywood can't seem to buy an original idea anymore.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  16. #15
    Redsmetz redsmetz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Winton Place
    Posts
    11,234

    Re: The Farrellys Meet the Stooges, at Last

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    More proof that Hollywood can't seem to buy an original idea anymore.
    Really most movies are picked up from something. The last movie where I actually thought "wow, what a story idea" was Stranger Than Fiction. I loved the premise and was intrigued to see the movie.

    Whether this one is original remains to be seen. Again, I think there is a story to be told her and I don't think anyone's every done a film on the Three Stooges. I'm curious to see if they can pull it off. It won't be easy, IMO.
    “In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"

    The Baseball Emporium - Books & Things, that's Rallyonion.com

    The Baseball Bookstore

    http://tsc-sales.com/
    http://tscsales.blogspot.com/
    http://silverscreenbooks.com/


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25