Movie Review: Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers
Amazon Instant Video
Directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel
Starring Shannon Whisnant and John Wood
The Orchard
Running Time: 82 minutes
Release Date: October 2, 2015

I used to hear the saying “finders keepers” quite much when I was a kid. It was usually followed by “losers weepers.” You know the deal; a friend of yours finds something really cool lying around and gets excited about it as if were a glorious treasure, that is until you see it and realize that it actually belongs to you and you have been looking for it for what seems like the longest time. You tell your friend this, ask them if you can have it back, but unfortunately…

“Finders keepers, losers weepers!” The little creep’s mocking tone doesn’t help matters one bit. You hear that less as you mature into adulthood because that just isn’t the kind of thing grown-ups say to each other. At least you would think that. A new documentary aptly titled Finders Keepers begs to differ with an unusual but quintessentially American tale of two men, a barbecue grill, and the severed limb said grill happened to contain that they battled over in full view of the nation and its media that always becomes instantly enthralled by such insanity.

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New Trailer For Heist Comedy ‘Masterminds’
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A new trailer has been released by Relativity Media for Masterminds, an upcoming heist comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. You can watch the first trailer here as well.

The movie follows an armored car driver (Galifianakis) who ends up involved in a heist, and comes from Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre director Jared Hess. It also stars Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Ken Marino, and three of the four stars of the new Ghostbusters in Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.

You can read a synopsis for the movie and watch the new trailer below.

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Sony and Marvel Eye Jonathan Levine, Jared Hess, Others To Direct ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Every day now appears to bear news regarding Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Spider-Man reboot, which might be titled either The Spectacular Spider-Man or Spider-Man: The New Avenger, and is rumored take place during Peter Parker’s high school years. The title role has yet to be cast, but the front-runners reportedly include Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothée Chalamet, and Liam James.

Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) supposedly had been the studios’ top choice to write and direct the reboot, but recently a list of possible directors up for the job was released by Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. and Goddard’s name is nowhere to be found. Instead it appears as if Marvel and Sony are on the hunt for someone who will bring a lighter touch to the proceedings because the list features the likes of Jonathan Levine, Jared Hess, Jason Moore, Theodore Melfi, and the team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

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‘Masterminds’ Trailer: Zach Galifianakis’s $17 Million Heist Hijinks
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The first trailer for director Jared Hess‘s (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) heist comedy Masterminds has been released.

Zach Galifianakis stars as an armored truck driver stuck in a monotonous life, who is lured into stealing $17 million for two thieves (Owen Wilson and Ken Marino) who plan to make him a scapegoat. There will also be double crosses, a hit man (Jason Sudeikis), and comedy all around. The film is actually based on a true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo heist where armored car driver and vault supervisor David Scott Ghantt stole $17.3 million and eight people were arrested and convicted of the crime. Kristen Wiig also stars. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer as well as a poster.

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This Just In: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Might Have Been A Lot Better
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OK, so that title may have been a little out of line considering the immense popularity that Napoleon Dynamite found in its theatrical run. However, new information has come around from writer/director Jared Hess and his wife, writer Jerusha Hess after a screening for their newest movie, Gentleman Broncos, that states that they initially had other plans for Napoleon when they were making it.

The initial plan for the movie was apparently to have Dynamite as some kind of small town wannabe paranormal investigator who studies crop circles, has alien conspiracies, and even gets chased by government agents. I think it’s safe to assume that it wouldn’t be a serious hobby, either, but much more Napoleon accidentally stumbling on to something big and just sort of being a goof. These plans were Jared’s and his wife was the one to tell him he’s crazy and to kill the entire idea off, but it has to be assumed that many would have preferred this, no?

Click over to read what the husband and wife duo had to say in an interview with io9.

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