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2008-08-13 15:00:00

By Michael Janusonis The freewheeling comedy Tropic Thunder, about a crew making a war movie in Vietnam and unwittingly getting caught up in a real life- or-death adventure, starts off like a house afire. Ben Stiller, who directed and co-wrote the film as well as starring in it and producing, introduces the principal characters in a wacky series of commercials and movie trailers spoofs. Stiller himself is Tugg Speedman, an action movie star who has made six world-on-fire films as the...

2008-08-13 06:00:33

By Claudia Puig Tom Cruise seems to have regained his cool in Tropic Thunder (*** out of four). Cruise's paunchy studio exec is easily the funniest role of his fairly straight-faced career. Whether barking outlandish orders or gyrating ridiculously, Cruise's bald-pated, hairy-knuckled movie mogul is outrageously amusing. His boyishly eager businessman from Risky Business has grown into a cynical jerk of a studio chief -- but he has updated his dance moves. Though it can't be an easy...

2008-08-08 21:00:18

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: ADDITIONAL UPDATE: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "TROPIC THUNDER" WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 5:00PM Arrivals begin at 6:00PM Screening begins promptly at 7:30PM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller, Jack Black,...

2008-08-08 21:00:00

The Hollywood superhero flick "Iron Man" is set for home video release in September, Paramount Home Entertainment announced Friday. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as the title hero, Gwyneth Paltrow as his love interest and Jeff Bridges as his mentor-turned-nemesis, "Iron Man" is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 30. The Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures film has earned $315 million at the U.S. box office to date. Paramount Home Entertainment said it will release Ultimate Edition...

2008-08-08 06:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering non-stop action and excitement from a Super Hero who boasts not only unique powers, but also irresistible charm, penetrating intelligence and a wry wit, Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures' worldwide box office sensation IRON MAN soars onto DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2008. Kicking off the fourth quarter, Paramount Home Entertainment presents spectacular Ultimate Edition two-disc sets on both DVD and Blu-ray, as well as in a...

2008-08-06 18:00:21

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. attended a screening of "Tropic Thunder" at the Camp Pendleton U.S. Marines Corps base, Paramount Pictures said. The screening was organized in partnership with Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation, Marine Corps Community Services, DreamWorks Pictures and the USO. The three stars walked a green carpet, shook hands with troops, posed for pictures and introduced their new action-comedy Sunday before hundreds of Marines, sailors and their guests...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "TROPIC THUNDER" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040816/LAM079LOGO) WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 5:00PM Arrivals begin at 6:00PM Screening begins promptly at 7:30PM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller, Jack...

2008-08-06 15:00:33

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Actors Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. heloed into Camp Pendleton, loaded into military humvees and treated Marines and sailors to an advance screening of "Tropic Thunder" in partnership with Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), DreamWorks Pictures' and the USO. Complete with a combat green carpet, the MCC Base Theater hosted the event on Sunday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. Once at the theater,...

2008-08-05 06:00:29

By Anthony Breznican CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The only thing missing was Ride of the Valkyries blasting from the three helicopters as they swooped in to land at the military base. But their arrival did not herald Apocalypse Now; it brought Tropic Thunder. Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black choppered into the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base on Sunday evening for a special USO screening of the comedy, about selfish, pampered actors who go overseas to make a war movie...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAMWORKS' "TROPIC THUNDER" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040816/LAM079LOGO) WHEN: Monday, August 11th, 2008 Press Check-in begins at: 5:00PM Arrivals begin at 6:00PM Screening begins promptly at 7:30PM WHERE: MANN VILLAGE THEATRE 961 Broxton Ave Westwood, CA 90024 WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ben Stiller,...


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