Link: Nacho Libre Movie - Starring Jack Black - Directed by Jared Hess - Official Site with a hillarious video podcast by Jack Black.
Jack Black is set to star in the eccentric comedy "Be Kind Rewind," playing a junkyard worker whose brain is magnetized, destroying every tape in his friend's video store and forcing the pair to remake the lost films.
Miranda Cosgrove (Yours, Mine & Ours, School of Rock) co-stars as Drake and Josh's sister, Megan, a mischievous 12-year-old with a penchant for practical jokes. Nancy Sullivan (The Amanda Show) and Jonathan Goldstein play their loving parents Audrey Parker and Walter Nichols.
This will be worth watching!
Superstar comedian Jack Black hosts the special two-and-a-half-hour World Broadcast Premiere of School of Rock Friday, May 5 (8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Black talks about his favorite School of Rock scenes, reminisces about shooting the box office smash and, as an added Cinco de Mayo bonus, rolls out the World Premiere trailer of his new Paramount Pictures film, Nacho Libre.
Ok, I'll watch.
In Gene Simmons' Rock School, the fire-breathing, blood-spitting bassist of Kiss tries to turn a classroom full of prim and proper British prep-schoolers into a hot and heavy rock and roll band.
The movie "School of Rock" was one thing, but now, with the release of his self-titled debut album, Joey Gaydos Jr. is entering a whole new school of rock. He wrote all the songs and plays most of the instruments on the album, a hard-rocking collection of tunes that sounds like a combination of Green Day and Aerosmith -- with a 13-year-old singing.
MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the 2004 MTV MOVIE AWARDS.
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jack Black - School of Rock (Paramount Pictures)
BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
Jack Black and the School of Rock "Band" - School of Rock (Paramount Pictures)
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The bonus tracks are the icing on the cake. The best is the behind-the-scenes Lessons Learned at the School of Rock, which shows the way the film is put together, rehearsals and the search for young actors from a pool of 1,000 candidates. Black shows off his vocal skills and his advanced patty-cake rhymes. Other worthy tracks include Black's video plea to Led Zeppelin asking permission to use its music, and the Kids' Video Diary of attending the Toronto Film Festival.Order it now:
To promote music education in both schools and at home, Paramount Home Entertainment, VH1 Save The Music and the American Music Conference (AMC) have banded together to develop a nationwide contest encouraging students to create and record their own original song. Celebrating the DVD release of "School of Rock" on March 2, the "VH1/School of Rock Battle of the Bands Contest" will enable middle and high school students aged from 13-19 to compete for the chance to have their original recording produced into a music video and aired by VH1.Get started!
It's a new reality TV series:
Rock Camp is based on a real-life summer camp run by the Conservatory Of Music In Halifax called Summer Rock, which teaches regular dudes and dudettes how to rock out with the best of ‘em.Too bad it's only being shown in Canada on CBC.
There are plenty of best film, best director and best actor awards, but only one best Comedy Film Honors, and they are given out at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (USCAF) sponsored by HBO.Lost in Translation was good, but School of Rock was way funnier.
Bass and humor lovers can vote online for their favorite comedy film of 2003, which will receive the Bass Audience Award at the Festival. One lucky contest entrant will also win an entertaining trip for two to the 10th Anniversary of the Festival, to be held in Aspen, CO, March 3-7.
Through February 13, 2004, comedy fans may visit www.bass.com or www.hbocomedyfestival.com and cast their vote for one of the five finalist films: Lost In Translation (Focus Features), A Mighty Wind (Warner Bros.), Bad Santa (Miramax), School of Rock (Paramount) or American Splendor (HBO/Fine Line).
Whatever you do, don't get Jason Trachtenburg started on the child actors who played budding musicians in Jack Black's School of Rock.Ho sounds upset that his daugher didn't get the part.
"Did you see that movie?" he says with disbelief. "The drummer is not a fifth-grader!"
You don't need to have to be the sharpest tool in the box to realise that, above all else, Jack Black rocks. He's almost invariably the best thing in any film he's in, he's extraordinarily amusing (though quite possibly mad), and in his latest film, School of Rock he gets to rock for real.He's mad.
Nickelodeon adds Drake & Josh to its TEENick block of shows. Drake Bell plays Drake Parker, a ``cool, calculating charmer'' who now must get along with ``smart, principled'' Josh Nichols (played by Josh Peck) after their parents marry. Bell and Nichols both appeared on The Amanda Show. Co-starring as their sister is Miranda Cosgrove, the band manager in School of Rock.Good luck Miranda!
The School of Rock: Jack Black's best performance to date is an earnest riot from start to finish. Rock 'n' roll enthusiasts will revel in Black's encyclopedic references.
Looking back, looking forward | csmonitor.comThe following are the proceedings of a press conference held January 1, 2004, in Jeremy Dauber's living room.
SHEILA: The best movie in America that everyone saw?Cool.
DAUBER: Look, everyone knows it's "Return of the King." But let's just remind ourselves that "School of Rock" was remarkably entertaining, too.
The 5-year-old private school, which offers two-year bachelor's degrees in sound arts and other technical media fields, matches amateur musicians and bands with students who are learning the sound engineering and production business.Just under $50k per year.
Rock, reggae, hip hop, disco and punk will all be in the curriculum at the University of Manitoba come January, as the school prepares to offer a course on the history of popular music.Rock and Roll, eh?
8. "The School of Rock." The most accessible of Richard Linklater's movies is also the funniest, thanks largely to Jack Black, exploding with energy as a failed rock singer who turns a gaggle of coddled grade-schoolers into his latest steamin' band. Add sparkling performances by Joan Cusack as a wired-up principal and Mike White as the world's geekiest landlord - both totally in tune with Mr. Linklater's split-second comic timing - and you have a laugh-filled jam session that'll melt your face for sure. (See the movie if you're not sure what face-melting is.)#8, #8, we're #8!
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He's up against Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson and Billy BOb Thornton.
Maybe those guys should get together and make a movie!
Jack Black has been hovering at the edges of stardom for several years now, but The School of Rock should finally propel him into bona fide superstar status.Yes it should.
"Once you put someone in touch with their creativity," he says, "the cheap thrill of destructive behavior becomes less appealing. There's no competition between reaching new heights of creative expression versus breaking a window with a baseball or spraying graffiti."There are schools of rock all over!
Regina's Rock 100 program involves over 60 students from five elementary schools (St. Augustine, St. Joan of Arc, St. Jerome, St. Michael and Sacred Heart) and two high schools (Cochrane High School and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox).Take off, eh?
How about Boston, NYC, or LA?
Teaching kids to rock the boat.
More info on the kids:
No less impressive are the young performers who play the schoolkids. In casting a mix of professionals and first-timers, Linklater says that he wasn't so worried about acting ability - "most kids that age are pretty natural" - but he was keen to get a mix of interesting personalities, and some parts were completely rewritten to suit the character of certain individuals. But musical ability was a casting issue: "We scoured the country looking for prodigy-level musicians. They had to be a real band and had to be able to really play."Cheerio!
This presented a unique opportunity for Robert Tsai, who was discovered playing classical piano at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Taking on the role of the shy and socially under-confident Lawrence, the pre-teen learnt to play in a very different style for the movie - a challenge he took to with a great deal of skill and enthusiasm.
"The School of Rock" is the greatest film of the year. I have seen it twice now, and would love to watch it again. It is a feel-great movie that is perfect for all ages. Your kids will be trading in their Raffi CD's for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, just the way Dewey Finn would want it. I raise my goblet of rock to you, Jack Black. We salute you.Review by Cameron Casper, a student at West Valley High School.
The movie was mildly amusing to me, and though I enjoy Jack Black, I think he's better in a supporting role. I got serious Jack Black fatigue after about 40 minutes.Surprising.
Dude, said one reveler with a pink buzz cut. "They're just like the kids from the `School of Rock.'Check out the trailer for the documentary, Rock School by Don Argott of 9.14 Pictures.
Actually, Mr. Green argues, it's the other way around. Yes, like Jack Black's character, Dewey Finn, in the hit film, Mr. Green abandoned playing in amateur bands to teach youngsters how to rock 'n' roll, schooling them on the finer points of genres like prog rock, extolling the virtues of Pink Floyd. But he insists that his story is the original and not some well-timed remix.
Hmm... looks similar.
Children are treated to classroom visits from stars like Bonnie Raitt and Tom Waits, who recently showed up at the Spring Valley Elementary School in San Francisco. Harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo, former Metallica bass guitarist Jason Newsted and singer-songwriter Austin Willacy have also turned up in classrooms.Who is Norton Buffalo?