By Rya Backer
As any dedicated follower of the hilarious, irreverent, and sometimes gross comedy duo Tim and Eric can attest, a popular refrain while watching their work (be it from their late, great Adult Swim show, "Tim and Eric's Awesome Show Great Job!," their work with Funny or Die, and most recently their piece de resistance, "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie") is "Are they serious?".
And in "The Comedy," a decidedly not-so-comedic film directed by Rick Alverson about a thirtysomething Williamsburg resident in the throes of ennui, self-involvement, and lots of money he's set to inherit from his ailing father, fans will likely once again question the work's gravity. The starring role of Swanson is played by none other than Tim Heidecker (his comedy partner, Eric Wareheim, plays one of Swanson's friends).
Despite all odds (and a few predictions on the Mayan Calendar), "Fast Five" is finally here! The fifth installment in the street racing franchise just opened and already broke the record for highest-grossing Universal picture with a midnight release. While the critics have given it mixed reviews, one star thinks it might be the next "Citizen Kane."
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated summer comedy "Bridesmaids" screened last night and the tweets are alive with commotion. We can't remember the last time an all-female comedy has gotten so much buzz but it's understandable when you get a load of the egregiously talented cast. Some well-respected actors and comedians were in the audience last night and somehow, someway, they got us even more excited.
And we've got some of the funniest things Hollywood tweeted about the beautiful wedding most Americans slept through.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 29th, 2011.
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have taken over the small screen in their own unique, terrifying way in "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," and now they're ready to turn that into a movie. A billion-dollar movie, to be exact.
According to The Wrap, Heidecker and Wareheim have teamed up with production companies Funny or Die, Gary Sanchez Productions and their own Abso Lutely Productions to create "Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," which starts principle photography on Friday. Even if you haven't heard of the two title leads, you probably have heard of their film's guest stars: Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte, Robert Loggia and William Atherton.
All of them except for the latter two have appeared on the show before, and there is nothing we would love more than for them to return to the film as our favorite of their "Tim and Eric" characters. After the jump we give you a quick refresher on everyone from Steve Brule to The Snuggler.
If you don't follow comedian Neil Hamburger's (alter ego of Gregg Turkington) Twitter account you've missed a golden month in the age of tweet humor. He's currently coming off a marathon of arbitrarily ripping into Axe body spray for insufficiently observing Tom Bosley's death, and yesterday he and Tim Heidecker launched a nuclear barrage of fake allegations against "Yogi Bear."
In other realms of the Twittersphere, NASA's press conference about a new form of life captured many posters' imaginations, including those of Michael Ian Black and John August, who each reacted to the announcement differently. Find out what they said and who's about to get down to work on "Breaking Dawn."
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 2, 2010. Read More...
Pastor Terry Jones has been on the receiving end of numerous complaints in Twitter-Wood today, thanks to Quran-burning event he's decided hold with his Florida-based church. Tweeters also have not overlooked the Monty Python member he happens to share a name with.
In "Twilight"-related posting, Peter Facinelli announced his return to costume fittings for "Breaking Dawn." Two of his cast-mates, meanwhile, were focused on Justin Chon's new hairstyle. You can find out what that looks like after the jump, as well as where "Transformers 3" is headed and how much fan mail "Weird Al" Yankovic has saved from the 1980s.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for September 8, 2010. Read More...
"Twilight" watchers now have their pitch for which contestant to support in the "American Idol" finals. Apparently Didi Benami and actress Rachelle LeFevre go way back. LeFevre had a lot of vocal support when Bryce Dallas Howard replaced her as Victoria for "Eclipse," so it may be interesting to see if her followers are also impressionable "Idol" voters.
Heated though it may be, "American Idol" competition has had to go head-to-head with Winter Olympics competition this week, and Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn were on everyone's tweets last night. After the jump, you can check out who was watching, as well as who remains suspicious of Kevin Smith, who touched Rebecca Gayheart's baby and who's been hanging out on the set of "Thor." It's all in Twitter-Wood for February 18, 2010. Read More...