When I started Grizzly Bomb, it was largely done with one focus – Terriers. I had fallen in love with the show and was devastated when I learned that no one else was watching it. My first several articles revolved around an attempt to raise awareness and hopefully boost ratings for the show about the two PIs and their quest to save their beach community. We were far too small however to actually make any kind of impact at the time. Ultimately, the show was canceled. Now there are a lot of things that could be blamed for the show’s fate – poor initial marketing by FX being chief among them. They flooded the channel with advertising, but people simply did not know what the show was about, myself included. I only gave it a chance because it was on FX, a station that seemed to be made specifically for me as I loved their entire schedule at the time. It also didn’t hurt that I was a fan of both Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James, and that Shawn Ryan (The Shield/The Chicago Code) was the man behind it all.
The title should be self explanatory. Straight from Jason Bateman’s Twitter via the Hollywood Reporter are pics of Michael Cera arriving on the Arrested Development set to do rehearsals and/or cause whatever mischief it seems. The sets are obviously being worked on but it should be important to note that in one of the pictures, it seems to represent the good old model home with the caption ‘My son, arriving yesterday’.
I will say that it definitely shows how long we have been without the show (since 2006) and Cera is definitely not the same George Michael we got used to during those awesome spectacular three seasons the show was on. Granted, he will still be the awkward kid who pines for his cousin but he is also Scott Pilgrim and a bunch of other whiny hipster characters too (some of which I don’t mind honestly). Obviously everyone went on to do their own thing but the people that really took off were Bateman and Cera so it’s honestly sweet as hell to see them back working on the show that gave them their starts. Hell, I still remember an interview they both had together for Juno, despite never having scenes together, and they picked up on their comedy rhythm together like no time had past.
Now that I got that out of the way, onward to the second photo…
This one is captioned, “A grandson, looking for his Gangee.” Which is awesome because we can definitely say this is Lucille’s place and…damn, is it 2013 yet? I want my episodes now. Speaking of, the original plan was to do an anthology for the 4th season where each character would get their own episode but creator Mitchell Hurwitz decided to go the traditional route of putting them all together in episodes and making stuff happen. Which I am all for because, if I haven’t geeked out enough already, it’s freakin’ Arrested Development. It is easily the funniest show in my opinion to come out in the last decade. It needs to come back so I can justify my Netflix subscription (although seriously, when streaming the first episode, their servers better be able to handle it because when it gets released…havoc will ensue trying to get to a television in my opinion) and then get onward with the AD movie.
Seriously though, I’m super stoked for this. Huzzah! Seriously. Genius.
Raise your hand if you are sick of the much anticipated revival of Arrested Development on Netflix and in theaters soon? Screw you then and don’t ever come back.
Now that we have weeded out the unintelligent bastards that do not appreciate great comedy and overall great shows, I can get on with the rest of this article with the smart people in tow. Yesterday, the messiah of this journey back to the Bluths, Mitchell Hurwitz, was present with a bunch of the cast from AD in Las Vegas for a Netflix sponsored event. What was said, was pretty glorious. Major tidbits in my opinion?
- The fourth season will premiere with all the episodes on one day. So yeah, time to schedule that day off sometime next year.
- Production on the season begins this summer.
- The episodes will focus on one character each with a self-contained story, which Hurwitz adds that it is starting to take shape like the old show was. Score.
- Scott Baio will have a job that’s not on VH1.
- Showtime also was involved in the end to get the show but Netflix offered a better model and fan base in Hurwitz’s opinion.
- Hurwitz would be open to more seasons on Netflix. Wishful thinking perhaps? Or pipe dream, who knows…
There’s more stuff on Vulture’s site so check that out but hey, Arrested Development Season 4 released all on one day? Yes please. However, they did NOT talk about the movie, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. So expect that petition to save Steve Holt to pick up steam. STEVE HOLT!
When I started this site last year, the dominating theme at the start had a lot to with an ‘about to be canceled’ series on FX titled Terriers. Despite abysmal ratings I was holding out hope that FX might be willing to renew for a 2nd season, a show that had really moved me. I was so in love with Terriers in fact, that I’d still have to say it was the best new show of 2010, even over things like Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, and Justified, all which I adore. I wrote articles and e-mails and basically begged people to watch it, but in the end, it was all for naught. The lack of marketing, combined with the confusing nature of the few adds that had been put out ultimately doomed the show.
Alright, so I’m an over-thinker. All of the articles that I’ve written for The G-Bomb have been over-intellectualized, self-indulgent pieces hoisting my awareness of some impressive sounding words, and a mild knowledge of whatever is on Netflix. So here’s a curve ball: I love Ernest P. Worrell.
Yes, the “You know what I mean, Vern?” Ernest P. Mother Flippin’ Worrell.
Here’s a synopsis of the not-so-classic Halloween flick:
I love Netflix. I got rid of cable completely and have been living primarily off of the movies and TV shows on Netflix. I was a subscriber to it several years ago, before they added the streaming capabilities, but quit after a few months because I felt like I could never watch enough of the DVD’s through the mail. I came back on board in the fall and have not regretted it.
First off, let’s not associate any name resemblance between this rancid dog turd of a movie and our beloved Grizzly Bomb.
One is awesome, one is not. Grizzly Bomb is beautiful; Grizzly Park is ugly as sin. Understood? Good, then let’s start, shall we?
*Spoilers like a mother effer – because you shouldn’t care*
Ok, so here is the official synopsis:
Eight troubled young adults are sentenced to a week of community service in a remote California forest range called ‘Grizzly Park’. Under the supervision of the stalwart Ranger Bob, the group is given the opportunity to seek redemption on their journey through the forest. While Ranger Bob seeks to provide guidance to the young adults, an escaped serial killer with an insatiable blood-lust has also found his way into the park with every intention of disposing anyone in his path. But he is not the only predator in these woods; a nine foot tall, thousand pound ravenous Grizzly bear has also set his sights on stalking the group and attacking them one by one, leaving the group to face their ultimate challenge…survival.
Some nights when I’m writing I like to turn on a random, bad horror movie on NetFlix.
Well, tonight it was Grizzly Park and damn was it bad. I usually like to have a laugh during B movies, but this one couldn’t get one chuckle out of me. The most famous person in the movie was Glenn Morshower who starred in minor roles in both Transformer movies, and also played ‘Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce’ on 24. In Grizzly Park, he plays ‘Park Ranger Bob’, the man in charge of overseeing the group of the young imbeciles who are doing community service. These morons are responsible for misdemeanors ranging from computer hacking to prostitution.
For some integral-to-the-plot reason, they are doing their community service picking up trash in a very remote forest where no other campers or hikers are to be found…so there is a lot of trash.
There is also an incredibly unnecessary subplot about an escaped serial killer being on the loose in the woods. Funny thing is, he doesn’t kill one of the community service kids because he instead tries to have a knife fight with a killer bear. Brilliant, brilliant man. The bear wins big time eating the serial killer’s face off, much to my delight. The rest of the movie was a ‘paint by numbers’, one-by-one kill fest.
All of the offenders? Eaten by the bear. However, four of them were actually killed off-screen, which needless to say, was quite disappointing.
Actually, take that back, there was one huge twist; the first girl to die was run down and killed…by a wolf. A fricking wolf. I thought this was Grizzly Park?
Other notable kills included…
- A guy wearing a sweet bear suit getting the top half of his head knocked off by a real bear.
- Girl getting the bottom half of her body completely devoured.
- A guy being pulled out a window by the bear, resulting in the girls trying to pull him back in coming away with his severed arms.
Probably the most unexpected way of someone dying occurred in the last minutes of the film: One of the girls, Bebe, was questioned in a brilliantly acted scene by the guys if her boobs were real or silicone. She awesomely replies with, “Silly cone?”, and insults women everywhere with her stupidity. So after talking to someone on the phone about how everyone was dead and she didn’t give a rat’s ass or learn anything, she walks outside to find the bear waiting. The bear takes a swat at her hitting her chest, and a bloody “Silly cone” implant flies and hits a tree. She, of course, dies from that.
Thank you Grizzly Park, because the whole movie my only questions were “Are Bebe’s boobs real?” and “Why am I watching this movie?”.
The very last scene reveals that the bear killing everyone is, in fact, anger Bob’s pet and buddy. He takes criminals out to pick trash in the woods hoping they will change, and if they don’t he has his effing bear kill them. CLASSIC! Now I must go vomit.
If this sounds awesome, maybe I described it wrong. I’m not saying don’t watch the movie, by all means, do, you may get plenty more out of it than I did. But you’ve been warned.
I understand what they were aiming for, but they just didn’t get there. This movie gets a well deserved 0.5 of 5 on the Grizzly scale. It earns this dismal score for the uninspired agony it put me through, and the most off-screen deaths I’ve seen in a horror movie! Scandal!