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2008-09-25 00:00:21

Certificate: 15, 106 min Genre: Comedy/action Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr and Brandon T Jackson. Director: Ben Stiller. Plot: As his big-budget war opus spirals out of control a desperate director strands his pampered stars in the jungle. Unfortunately, they stumble upon a drug lord, who thinks he is witnessing an American invasion. The actors then have to take on a well-armed militia with only prop weapons and method acting in their arsenal. What we think:...

2008-09-19 21:00:22

TROPIC THUNDER (15, 106 mins) Comedy/Action. Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, Brandon T Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Steve Coogan, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise. Director: Ben Stiller. ***** Remember that Christmas Eve when you looked excitedly under the tree and discovered that the big present in the shiny wrapping paper? Remember how you spent the entire night, feverishly imagining all of the wondrous treats that could possibly be inside the box, then hurriedly...

2008-09-19 03:00:21

By TARA CAIN TROPIC THUNDER (15) STARS: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, Steve Coogan, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise. DIRECTOR: Ben Stiller. REMEMBER that Christmas Eve when you looked excitedly under the tree and discovered that the big present in the shiny wrapping paper had your name on it? Remember how you spent the entire night, feverishly imagining all of the wondrous treats that could possibly be inside the box, then hurriedly tearing off the paper the next morning, only...

2008-09-09 06:00:23

By John Przybys By JOHN PRZYBYS REVIEW-JOURNAL Francisco Menendez recently told some colleagues that he had caught a showing of "Tropic Thunder," the Ben Stiller-Robert Downey Jr. summer hit that last weekend remained the No. 1 movie in the country. "And somebody said, 'Oh, you saw it in a place where there were no pickets?' " said Menendez, chairman of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' film department. Menendez suspected picketers might be upset that Downey plays nearly the...

2008-08-27 15:00:48

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, DreamWorks Pictures is offering an original documentary "Rain Of Madness," for download exclusively on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com/). "Rain of Madness," starring Jay Baruchel, Jack Black, Steve Coogan, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Hader, Nick Nolte and Ben Stiller, is a companion piece to the hit comedy "Tropic Thunder," which debuted in theaters nationwide on August 13, and serves as a documentary of the making-of the...

2008-08-24 12:00:25

By Patricia E. Bauer The Washington Post Margaret and I were lingering in front of the multiplex one evening last summer, a mom and her adult daughter laughing about the movie we'd just seen, when a gaggle of cute pre-teen girls sauntered past. The one in the lead jerked a thumb in our direction and made a goofy face to her friend. "Look. Retard," we heard her say, and Margaret wilted. Her chin trembled. The other girls turned to look, nudging one another and whispering. The last girl...

2008-08-22 09:00:43

By Chris Hicks For the Deseret News Political correctness has its place -- but I'm beginning to think its place has been elevated to a ridiculous level. Two recent complaints that seem a bit over the top are the movement to boycott the film "Tropic Thunder" because it allegedly demeans people who are mentally challenged, and last week the Deseret News printed a letter to the editor decrying the comic "Lio" because a specific Saturday strip "was degrading to women." In both cases, what's...

2008-08-19 09:00:45

"Tropic Thunder" knocks "Dark Knight" out of box office top LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- DreamWorks' big-budget comedy "Tropic Thunder" topped the box office in North America this weekend, knocking Warner Bros.' latest Batman film out of the number one spot after it reigned in theaters for more than one month. "Tropic Thunder," which stars Hollywood big names Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise, opened to rave reviews and took in 26 million dollar over the...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By Roger Moore They teach it in Interviewing 101: find common ground with your subject. But when your subject is rich, famous, plump and happy Jack Black, that might be tricky. Do your homework and there, in the details of his 2006 wedding to cellist Tanya Haden, is the hook. "You know, the toughest interview I've ever had was with your father-in-law." Black takes the bait. His father-in-law? The legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden. You need to bone up on your jazz before talking to...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took four of Hollywood's biggest stars to take down Batman. The DreamWorks-Paramount comedy "Tropic Thunder" - with Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise - debuted at No. 1 with $26 million, bumping "The Dark Knight" to second place after four weekends on top, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. Batman flick pulled in $16.8 million to raise its total to $471.5 million. "The Dark Knight" passed the...


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