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I literally have My entire Matt library playing on iTunes right now. Crusin.’ ..live blogging what I’m listening to.
VIDEO FRIDAY — scene from ANGRY WHITE MAN
In Summer 2011 Matt came to Wilmington, North Carolina to make a movie with his friend, comedian Steve Agee. After three years of waiting, it’s finally here!!
Skeeter’s always had a dream of making it as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, but his redneck life has gotten in the way. His friends Walt and Floyd and his fiance, are what keep him from going crazy. After a “unfortunate” incident at what was supposed to be his wedding, Skeeter reflects on his life and decides that he’s going to go for it, he’s going to go to Nashville, but a hooker played brilliantly by Mary Birdsong (Reno 911, Crash & Bernstein) stole his getaway fund. Skeeter finds out about a songwriter contest with a big payday. He tries to write a good song, but can’t seem to get it together (Perhaps it was because of the mushrooms), so he looks to his idol the great Bulldog Hayes for inspiration.
When Skeeter actually meets Bulldog, he gets a BIG dose of reality as Bulldog ain’t the man Skeeter thought he was. To make matters worse, Bulldog enters the contest just to stick it to Skeeter, so it’s up to Skeeter to prove he’s got the goods to make it.
Angry White Man is an unexpected gem. The characters are redneck without being totally offensive, lol. This movie really feels like an adult live action episode of King Of The Hill. Love that vibe. Thanks to Bob Hardison’s writing, the characters are really constructed well. Sometimes the dialogue feels a little flimsy in places, and by that I mean slightly hesitant, but these guys are having so much fun making this movie you won’t really mind. I think it’s because they’re trying to get through a scene before someone starts laughing.
If you’re a Matt Berry fan, this is a MUST SEE! You will LOVE this! Bulldog Hayes has got to be Matt’s most over the top character ever. Ya’ll know I don’t say that lightly, I cannot begin to describe the drunken, drug fueled debauchery that goes on at Bulldog’s place. Seriously. You will not be able to breathe from laughing so hard. Then you have Matt’s bud Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, The New Girl) as Floyd. In most of their scenes I think they just had fun ragging in each other.
Angry White Man is a fun film. It’s a good time so grab a bucket of popcorn and a can of PBR and get ready to laugh your ass off!
P.S.: During the contest scene, keep an eye out for an all too brief vocal performance of an original song by Mary Birdsong.
P.P.S. Fun fact: There is a continuity error in this clip. can you spot it?
ST. VINCENT TRAILER
I just came across this trailer.
PLOT: St. Vincent (Bill Murray), a drunken, gambling war veteran retiree, gets recruited by his new single-mom neighbor Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) to watch over her undersized 12-year-old son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Vincent’s ideas of after-school activities involve racetracks and strip clubs, but eventually the mismatched pair begin to help each other grow up.
- Bill Murray
- Melissa McCarthy
- Chris O’Dowd
- Scott Adsit
- Naomi Watts
- Terrance Howard
Unfortunately there are no posts of it on YouTube. :( You can always order it from amazon or any number of places. I don’t know what country you’re in, so depending on that you would probably need a region free DVD player or a computer program that lets you play out of region DVDs. I use a program called Blaze DVD http://www.blazevideo.com/ you could try that. Good Luck!