Some may have noticed –especially here in Australia – the lack of good film releases about the last couple of weeks, and basically up until late June. Why? Who wants to take on “X-Men 2”, “The Matrix” and in due course, “The Hulk”? [Um, “Old School”, “The Four Feathers”, “Waking Up in Reno”..?]. And next month it’s sure to be the same case, with “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle” looking set to be the big ones of the month. It’s interesting then to note Aussie comedian Mick Molloy thinking he’s got what it takes to overtake the T-X…
Molly [Crackerjack] stars in “Bad Eggs”, the directorial debut of his former “Late Show” and Radio sidekick, Tony Martin. Martin plans on releasing the film day and date with “Terminator 3”.
"I think we’re coming out the same week as the Terminator," Martin told The Herald Sun.
"We don’t have any cyborgs, I’m afraid. I don’t know how we’re going to compete with that. But it’s too late to turn back now.
"And I don’t think it helps that we’ve called it Bad Eggs."
The comedy/thriller teams comedian Bob Franklin with Molloy as undercover detectives on the trail of a corruption scandal.
Martin says the combination of comedy and suspense harks back to classic ’80s films such as Fletch and Beverly Hills Cop.
"I just like the kind of movie where it’s a comedy and you’re also worried the characters might be killed," he said.
The New Zealand-born Martin wrote the screenplay around the same time Molloy wrote Crackerjack, which took more than $8 million at the box office.
Bad Eggs boasts an impressive cast, including Bill Hunter, Judith Lucy, Shaun Micallef and Robyn Nevin, with a cameo from Martin/Molloy favourite Pete Smith.
"Pete had a small role in Crackerjack, but we’re hoping this will lead to more roles," Martin said.
"I’ve always thought he was a really good actor. There’s a lot more to him than Saaaale of the Century. But he needs a more flamboyant, Latin sounding name.
"It’s too bad Antonio Banderas is already taken."
Martin still hasn’t been told if he’ll reprise his role as Magda Szubanski’s bearded, fiddle-playing love interest in the new series of Kath and Kim.
"I hope I am, because that’s probably been the most successful thing I’ve done in five years," he said.
"There is a rumour going around that Sharon (Szubanski) has a really studly black boyfriend – kind of a Shaft kind of character – so I might be out of the picture."
Bad Eggs opens on July 24.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.