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Review: 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Is An Absurdist Blast

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 29, 2012 12:56 PM
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The comedy style that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have perfected over five years on their completely bizarre Cartoon Network sketch comedy series "Tim and Eric, Awesome Show Great Job!" goes something like this: they dress up in funny outfits, get a bunch of celebrities (including Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis) to do the same, layer on screechy or slurpy sound effects, liberally punctuate with lots of screaming or crying, round out the cast with actors that look like they're either homeless or have been rescued from an insane asylum, and edit the entire thing like it's from some psychedelic version of a 1980s cable access channel.

Sundance Review: 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Is An Absurdist Blast

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 21, 2012 4:20 AM
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The comedy style that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have perfected over five years on their completely bizarre Cartoon Network sketch comedy series "Tim and Eric, Awesome Show Great Job!" goes something like this: they dress up in funny outfits, get a bunch of celebrities (including Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis) to do the same, layer on screechy or slurpy sound effects, liberally punctuate with lots of screaming or crying, round out the cast with actors that look like they're either homeless or have been rescued from an insane asylum, and edit the entire thing like it's from some psychedelic version of a 1980s cable access channel.

Watch: 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Gets A Green Band Trailer & Is Still Totally Surreal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 4:42 PM
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If you've seen "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," then the surreal, random, WTF-mess trailer for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" will seem right at home. If you're not familiar with their work, it might not make any sense at all.

Watch: Come To The Swallow Valley Mall In The Red Band Trailer For 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2011 2:09 PM
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Someone decided to give Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" fame some money to make a movie. This red band trailer presents what happened to that money. And it is insane.

'The Raid,' 'Wuthering Heights,' 'Your Sister's Sister,' 'Monsieur Lazhar' & More Pack Their Bags For Sundance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 5:12 PM
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More news from Park City, as yesterday brought us the competition movies vying to win some awards at Sundance, and today brings more movies headed to the fest with an emphasis on world cinema and midnight offerings. So if you're lucky enough to be heading to Utah, here are some movies to note.

Teaser Trailer Hits For 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'; Goes VOD January 27, 2012 & Hits Theaters March 20, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 11:27 AM
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There was a lot of chatter earlier this year about the brewing "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie." From the mad minds of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, their big screen outing following the end of the cult hit "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" attracted a host of comedian and actor buds for roles/cameo appearances including Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly (sadly, not playing Steve Brule), Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton. And aside from Magnolia Pictures snapping up the rights, we haven't heard much since. Well, damn, the movie is done and will be ready for your eyeballs in all of two months.

L.A. Film Festival: Eric Wareheim's 'Kewl Vids' A Great Look Back At His Music Videos

  • By Leah Zak
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  • June 26, 2011 2:28 AM
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Plus A First Look At The Trailer For 'Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie'Of the curated programs we've seen this week at Los Angeles Film Festival is a retrospective of the music video work from Eric Wareheim that also included an uncensored version of his short film with Tim Heidecker, “The Terrys.” The actor/director was on hand for the event this past Thursday, so not only did we have the chance to see his eye-popping videos projected on the big screen, but we got to hear him speak afterward about his directing process, making it on MTV and his latest endeavor, a feature film.

Exclusive Sadness: John C. Reilly Won't Play Steve Brule In 'Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • June 16, 2011 8:58 AM
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'Hunger Games' And 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' Faker Than 'Green Hornet' EnthusiastsBetween the legion of "Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" fanatics and those merely acquainted with their bizarre Absolut Vodka videos with Zach Galifianakis, people seem to be intrigued across the board concerning what the duo's upcoming star-studded feature, "Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" will ultimately end up like. Sporting a cast of comedic favorites like Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton, directors Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim go meta with their characters/personalities, saying that it's about "literally getting a billion dollars to make a movie, and we make it, and things go awry, and Tim and I just decide to get out of Hollywood and become businessmen in an abandoned mall." Even though they're known for their short spurts of random, screwy humor, the premise sounds insane and loose enough for it to work in their favor.

Magnolia Picks Up ‘Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’; The Weinsteins Are 'Undefeated'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 8:57 AM
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If we didn't know any better, it's looks like Magnolia is making moves to become some serious players in the indie film biz. They've already snatched up the rights to Lars Von Trier's forthcoming "Melancholia" and now they've added another buzzworthy film to their slate.

'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Pulls Together An All-Star Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 2:41 AM
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Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte & William Atherton Will All FeatureTo go over the multiple six degrees of comedy connections between Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim would take us all night but here's the short version: these are two funny dudes whose success and cult status of their recently ended "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" sketch comedy show on Adult Swim brought them to the attention of comedy's biggest stars and made them a team clearly headed onto bigger and better things. Word around their feature debut has been bubbling for the past few weeks, but it looks like things are finally getting locked into place.

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