If one movie is never enough for you and you're looking for a flick to get you in the mood for this week's new release, Double Feature Friday is here to help. Every week we break down the new releases and pair them with older movies that you should catch before heading out to the theater. Or just skip the new movie and check out the classic we recommend.
"Wrath of the Titans" & "Carlos"
In recasting several of the supporting characters from "Clash of the Titans," "Wrath" picked up an exciting new Ares in Édgar Ramírez. It may not be a name you know now, but you will soon enough when he stars in Kathryn Bigelow's tentatively-titled Osama bin Laden thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty," with every other hot actor currently working. Ramírez had a minor role in "The Bourne Ultimatum," but his star-making turn came in the three-part miniseries "Carlos," where he plays one of the most notorious terrorists of all time. It's an impressive piece of work that leaves little doubt that Ramírez is the real deal and a soon-to-be star.
Seann William Scott knows what type of character he usually plays. He broke out thanks to the antics of a fast-talking sex maniac, Steve Stifler from the "American Pie" movies, and ended up playing similar characters throughout his career.
The Seann William Scott of "Goon," however, is an entirely different monster, a gentle one. Doug Glatt is good at one thing: kicking the crap out of guys. One thing Doug is not good at is hockey. Despite that combination, the owner of a local Canadian hockey club recruits Doug to save a dying team.
MTV News talked with Scott and his co-star and the film's co-writer Jay Baruchel about the character Doug and why there aren't many hockey movies.
Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber beating the ever-loving snot out of each other, on ice no less? Yeah, that sounds like my idea of an awesome time at the movies.
That's precisely what "Goon" has in store for viewers when the hockey flick from Scott, Schreiber and Jay Baruchel hits theaters in select cities on March 30. Of course, you can get a load of "Goon" way before that release date -- it's currently available on VOD as of today (February 24)!
Ahead of your first "Goon" viewing experience, check out these "Goon" trading cards, exclusively here at MTV Movies. Check 'em out past the jump!
In addition to the anticipation for "How To Train Your Dragon 2," which star Jay Baruchel called a "Chapter 2," not a straight sequel, another one of the actor's buzzworthy projects is his upcoming bloody hockey comedy "Goon."
MTV News recently caught up with Baruchel at the PaleyFest reunion for his TV show, "Undeclared," wherein we asked him for an update on his pet project.
"I saw a rough cut of it last week and it's phenomenal," Baruchel said. "It's easily the best hockey that's ever been captured on film, it has the most legit fighting that I've seen in movies in a decade, it's damn funny and my fiancee [Alison Pill] is beautiful and amazing in it so yeah, life is great!"
This has been a big year for Jay Baruchel, what with him headlining three movies and all: "She's Out of My League," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and the hugely successful "How to Train Your Dragon." He's not finished yet, though, as we've been hearing major buzz about Baruchel's hockey-themed passion project, "Goon," a film he co-wrote with "Superbad" scribe Evan Goldberg that is currently in production and rumored to be a potential darling at the American Film Market this week.
Seann William Scott stars as Doug, a small town bouncer who, after physically defending his best friend (Baruchel) at a hockey game, is recruited to play the enforcer for a minor league team, despite initial misgivings. Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill also star, with Michael Dowse directing.
MTV News chatted with Baruchel about the film and who'll be starring, and scored some exclusive photos from the flick, which you can check out by clicking on the image below. Read More...
Last summer, while Jay Baruchel was slinging magic plasma bolts on the New York City set of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," the actor's mind was still very much involved with slapping hockey pucks. The Canadian-born Baruchel was hard at work putting together a cast for "Goon," a hockey movie he wrote with Evan Goldberg ("Pineapple Express") and which he has described as a "Raging Bull"-style take on the sport.
More than a year later, Baruchel hit the "Sorcerer's" red carpet and had a tantalizing update for us on "Goon." The budget is in place, they're gearing up to shoot in late August or early September and the starring role has been cast.
"We have a bona fide American movie star in the lead," he said. While he wouldn't go so far as to drop the name of the actor, he did drop some hints about the characteristics of his ideal hockey goon. Read More...