Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have spent nearly a decade developing their comic voice. And it’s got slightly better since Tom Goes to the Mayor, but often the duo will go weird for a punchline. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. They are – by definition – scattershot, but they have a certain appeal. As someone skeptical of their talents, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie did not win me over. It’s got moments, but it’s about as clever as a Naked Gun sequel. Our review of the Blu-ray of Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie follows after the jump.
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (which is now playing on VOD and in theaters March 2). The pic marks the first feature-length film from the comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and it stars Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Will Forte and Jeff Goldblum. It’s pretty much what you’re expecting from the oddball team. For more on the film, here’s the red band and the green band trailer.
During Sundance I was able to sit down with Heidecker, Wareheim and Forte for an extended interview. We talked about premiering at Sundance, how the project came together, is the movie more scripted than their TV work, their thoughts on VOD, what will be on the DVD/Blu-ray, financing, what’s coming up for the three of them, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
The full green band trailer for Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie has gone online. The movie is the first feature length film from the comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. This trailer is pretty much exactly the same as the red band one that was release a few weeks ago, except with no dirty words. If you’re not a fan of the duo’s peculiar brand of comedy, odds are this trailer won’t win you over. The movie features cameos from a number of celebs including Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Will Forte, and Jeff Goldblum.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie will be available VOD on January 27th, and hits theaters March 2nd.
A full red band trailer for Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie has gone online. The pic marks the first feature-length film from the comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. It’s pretty much what you’re expecting from the oddball team. The trailer’s got its fair share of strange moments, and highlights the celebs that pop up throughout the film (Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Will Forte and Jeff Goldblum). If you’re a fan of the show, I’m assuming this trailer will pique your interest. I can appreciate the comedic value of Tim and Eric, but I always feel like I’m on a bad acid trip when watching their stuff (which I guess is the point).
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Robert Loggia and William Atherton. The pic is being featured as part of the “Park City at Midnight” line-up at the Sundance Film Festival and will be available January 27th on VOD. Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie hits theaters March 2nd.
Yesterday, Sundance announced the line-ups for the in-competition categories. Today, we’re moving into the out-of-competition films and just because they’re not competing for an award, doesn’t mean they won’t be great. Sundance has announced their line-ups for the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, Next <=>, and New Frontier categories. There are a lot of exciting films in these categories, but I’m over the moon that Sundance will be getting The Raid. The movie got massive love coming out of TIFF this year, Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights, and I’m going to make sure there’s a spot for it in my Sundance schedule. Other noteworthy movies include Monsieur Lazhar, Wuthering Heights, and Black Rock (a horror film from The Freebie director Katie Aselton and her husband/Cyrus co-writer-director Mark Duplass).
Hit the jump for the line-ups. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.
There’s not much of a middle-ground when it comes to Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! It’s unlike anything else on TV, and it can probably best be described as a public access-style sketch comedy show on acid. When I first saw Tim and Eric, I was won over by its originality and utter insanity. But over time, I saw it was only one note of utter insanity. It’s still a note unlike any other you’ll hear played, but it gets to be tiresome after a while.
Case in point: the teaser trailer for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s first feature-length film, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. You’ll watch it, you’ll know it’s Tim and Eric, and you’re either on board or you’re not. Hit the jump to check out the teaser. The film also stars John C. Reilly, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte, and William Atherton. Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie hits theaters on March 2, 2012, but will air on VOD beginning January 27th.
Rumor came in last week that John C. Reilly will star (with an impressive cast of supporting players) in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, the first feature-length film from comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Reilly is indeed on board, joined by Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte, and William Atherton. Sadly, the rumor that Harrison Ford will make an appearance is false. I’m disappointed that Bob Odenkirk’s name didn’t make it from the rumored cast to this updated list, but I hope that’s merely an oversight.
Heidecker and Wareheim revealed the plot for Billion Dollar Movie: their characters “literally get a billion dollars to make a movie, and we make it, and things go awry, and Tim and I just decide to get out of Hollywood and become businessmen in an abandoned mall.” Principal photography started Friday on what is by far the biggest Tim and Eric production ever. Read what Heidecker and Wareheim had to say about the transition after the jump.
It is not hyperbole to state that Adult Swimmers Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) present the most bizarre comic sensibility that I’ve ever encountered. To be honest, I get flustered under prolonged exposure to Tim and Eric bits. But I always admire two things about the comedy duo: 1) the raw novelty of the Tim and Eric brand and 2) their friends. A prime example of the latter: John C. Reilly.
/Film picked up a rumor from The Tracking Board that Reilly is poised to star in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, which is a great fit. Reilly has redefined the latest iteration of his career playing the odd duck, but his affable personality streamlines the weird for those as unhip as myself. Even better, it appears Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, Harrison Ford, and Will Forte are in talks for roles of a presumably smaller nature. Exclude Ford, and the rest are identifiable friends of the show (Ferrell will reportedly produce with Adam McKay), so the rumors are logical. The idea of Tim and Eric at feature length is daunting, but it’s hard to go too wrong if these folk sign on. (Just imagine what Heidecker and Wareheim might do with the guttural vocals of acting legend Harrison Ford!)
After the jump, watch an Awesome Show featuring Reilly as solitary advisor Dr. Steve Brule.