OT: BLOCKERS movie

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  1. OffTheBanks

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    Hey guys. Apologies for the self promotion, but my brother and I (both Rutgers grads) wrote a movie that comes out next Friday, April 6. It's called Blockers and stars John Cena, among others, and was produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (the guys who made Harold & Kumar). It's getting very positive reviews (91% positive on Rotten Tomatoes now). If you like rated-R comedies, please consider checking it out. Thanks!

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    You should continue to self promote..that’s awesome!

    Movie looks hysterical and I am definitely going to the movies to see it. Wish you all the best and hope it’s a major hit
     
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    Congrats! I have seen the commercials advertising the movie and it looks hilarious.

    May the box office be boffo!

    @OffTheBanks ... just wondering. Are you Brian or Jim?
     
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    This is outstanding. The genre isn't for everyone, of course, but from the trailer I've seen this appears to be a great flick.
     
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    Also, I noticed that Leslie Mann is in the film.

    I absolutely LOVE her. If you could get her to one of my tailgates, I would be forever in your debt.
     
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    Wish you much luck in the success of the film. Always great to see Rutgers alums doing wonderful things far and wide.
     
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    Ran it by her. She asked about the menu. Exact quote: "No pork roll, no Leslie."
     
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    Those who know me know my tailgating skills.

    I'll cook anything she wants. Anything. I'll get a lo-bro from @bac2therac, if that's what she wants.

    Hell, I'll even cook @bac2therac. Nothing is off the table.
     
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    Congrats! Great Stuff!
     
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    Congrats and good luck. Looking forward to seeing it.
     
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    I was expecting to see 300 lb linemen.
     
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    Awesome, can't wait to see it! Any RU mentions in the film lol...

    I always thought about trying to write a movie, I have read a little about it and it seems like an extremely tough thing to do. Great to see some RU guys having success. Hope it makes a killing!
     
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    There were RU mentions in early drafts when it was set in NY, but now it's set in Chicago, so no RU. :(
     
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    Congrats, love to see RU grads being creative and doing well in the world. Saw the trailer and thought it looked pretty good, but I was going to wait to see it until it came out on video. Will have to make it a date night with the wife now.

    Love Ike Barinholtz's work in Easbound and Down, The League, and Mindy Project, looking forward to seeing him in this.
     
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    Thanks! Ike is REALLY funny in it. The trailers are a bit misleading. A lot of the reviewers say they're surprised about how much they enjoyed the movie because they didn't like the trailers. I appreciate you checking it out -- hope you like it!
     
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    That's awesome! Good luck with the movie, and if it does well, don't forget that we could use some more $$$ for our athletic facilities.

    -Scarlet Jerry
     
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    I can’t wait to see this. Congrats!
     
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    The promos look mad funny, and hits close to home since I have two teenage daughters. On second thought, do I really want to see this?? :eek: LOL!
     
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    Jim - what year did you graduate?
     
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    Looks fun. Great concept. I'll go see it too .
     
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    Trailer was great, congrats, man.
     
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    Can't wait to see it. Congratulations! Looks like it will be hilarious.
     
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    Cook College '93, BS in Environmental Science.
     
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    Might have to go see it. If there are Rutgers references I will be ROTFLMAO.
     
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    Are Jay and Silent Bob in it? In:cool2:
     
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    Looks funny! Congrats!
     
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    Saw this movie at Rutgers Cinema this past Wednesday for an early screening. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A lot of awkward humor scenes that had the whole theater laughing. John Cena surprised me with his comedic timing. Congrats on the success!
     
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    John Cena was great in the Amy Schumer flick a few years ago.
     
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    Silly question but did u get WWE to promote it
     
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    As much as Off likes most of our posts the least we can do is to go see his flick. Looks like a winner.
     
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    Thanks, guys, I appreciate the support!

    I'm not very involved in the marketing, but I think there has been some WWE crossover.
     
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    Off May I discuss something off the board. ? No not looking for a percentage..:sunglasses:.I am at joel@ecinj.comThanks
     
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    Sure. Emailing you now.
     
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    Love the trailer. It's like American pie for girls
     
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    As a lifelong WWE fan, let me say there have been a lot of commercials on USA Network during Raw and Smackdown.

    WWE hasn't directly promoted it themselves like they do with their straight to DVD movies. I'm guessing maybe due to the rated R ironically, since WWE is more PG and publicly traded.

    But for me, a guy who likes wrestling & raunchy comedies this looks great. John Cena did a good job in his other roles in rated R comedies so I am looking forward to this and hope you have great success!
     
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    Yeah I could not think of the movie! He was great in that and it wasn't exactly a great movie. He was also great in "Sisters" (?) I believe. The Tina Fey one. I'm not good with titles!
     
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    TRAINWRECK! He was hilarious in it.
     
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    Amy Schumer looks like she smells bad.
     
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