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Trailers from Hell Talks Cult Comedy 'The Last Big Thing'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood June 6, 2014 at 4:21PM

Today on Trailers from Hell, Josh Olson talks 1998's unsung cult comedy "The Last Big Thing," starring Mark Ruffalo.
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'The Last Big Thing'
'The Last Big Thing'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Josh Olson talks 1998's unsung cult comedy "The Last Big Thing," starring Mark Ruffalo.

In spite of terrific reviews this small indie directed by Dan Zukovic and featuring an early appearance by Mark Ruffalo, remains relatively unknown. Director Zukovic cast himself as Simon Geist, an angry young man who produces a bogus publication called "The Next Big Thing," dedicated to eviscerating pop culture in all its forms. Zukovic, still toiling in the indie circuit, continues to produce and direct unconventional fare including 2004's "Dark Arc" and his latest, "Scammerhead."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.