Tropic Thunder

While this might not be considered exactly genre or cult, its something I just had to mention.

Ben Stiller can be somewhat hit and miss when it comes to the quality of his output. But I think the good out ways the bad. With comedy classics such as Zoolander and Dodgeball under his belt this latest directing and staring role really has me interested.

The premise is that a bunch of high maintenance actors set about making the most expensive Vietnam war movie ever, but they piss off the writer and director so much that they get dumped in the jungle in very real danger, even if they are not aware of it.

So far so good, but it gets better. As you can see in the picture there is Stiller in the lead, with Jack Black at the rear, but who is that in the middle? None other than the upcoming Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. Yes, thats right, he is playing a black man. The story there is that Downey is playing an Oscar winning actor who goes utterly method and takes on a role originaly written for a black man.

Gutsy no doubt and potentially hilarious! This comedy could be the laugh out loud hit of the year, check it out this summer and go here for some more details.

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