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Review: Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)

Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) is the ice hockey enforcer for Halifax Highlanders, known as Doug ‘The Thug’ Glatt, who seems unbeatable in a fight on the ice. But when a confrontation begins with a new rival enforcer Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell), it is Doug who is left on the floor bleeding, with a serious injury to his arm, which looks to take him out of the game permanently.

With his wife Eva (Alison Pill), pregnant with their first child, Glatt decides he has no option but to turn to a new, less exciting career, working in a basement office as an insurance salesman. Adding insult to injury, Anders Cain is drafted into the team as captain to replace Doug, but through his uncontrollable temper, seems to pull the team apart.

Unfulfilled in his current role and concerned for his team, Doug turns to his former rival Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber
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Trailer for ‘Les Affamés’ (‘Ravenous’) Looks Like it Slays!

Trailer for ‘Les Affamés’ (‘Ravenous’) Looks Like it Slays!
A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/Tiff 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural villagers […]
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Goon: Last of the Enforcers review – feeble Canadian sports comedy

An ice hockey hero returns to the rink in this puerile sequel to 2011’s Goon

In this inane sequel to Michael Dowse’s 2011 Canadian sports comedy Goon, Seann William Scott returns as Doug Glatt. An ice hockey hero, captain of the Halifax Highlanders and “a huge, Jewish freight train”, Glatt is good natured and more than a little slow. When he gets his face pounded in on the ice by blond-haired baddie Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell), he hangs up his skates and takes early retirement. He tries his luck with a new job in the basement office of an insurance company (“Doug Glatt – storage room. That’s you!”), while pregnant wife, Eva (Alison Pill, doing her best but not showing her range), tries to keep his spirits up, but it’s not long before he’s sneaking back to the rink.

Directed and co-written by Jay Baruchel (one of the
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‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, Liev Schreiber, Wyatt Russell, Kim Coates, Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Callum Keith Rennie, Jonathan Mark Cherry | Written by Jay Baruchel, Jesse Chabot | Directed by Jay Baruchel

Back in 2011, Michael Dowse’s Canadian sports comedy Goon was a minor hit with critics, but only ended up taking a modest $12m at the U.S. box office. Evidently, however, the film has since picked up something of a cult following, which explains the presence of this somewhat belated but nonetheless entertaining sequel that reunites the majority of the key players.

The directorial debut of actor Jay Baruchel (who co-wrote and co-starred in the first film), the sequel finds sweet-natured but dim-witted ice hockey bruiser Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Seann William Scott) still playing for his beloved Halifax Highlanders and now married to former girlfriend Eva (Alison Pill), who has just announced that she’s expecting.
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Goon: Last Of The Enforcers review

The long-awaited sequel to Goon arrives in UK cinemas. It ain't essential, but it's fun...

“I’m not as tough as I used to be.”

Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the sequel to 2011s Goon, is a film about the world changing. The new owner of the Halifax Highlanders has expectations of the team and he’ll bring new players in to achieve them. The new kids coming into the league are something else; all-rounders, and some of them can really fight. Bruiser Doug Glatt’s home life is pulling him away from the game, and his body can hardly keep up with it anymore. So what exactly is a displaced hockey goon supposed to do?

There’s a weird tragedy bubbling beneath the surface of Goon 2, but it’s never really dealt with. The subject of head injuries and being so drawn to and entertained by the violence that causes them,
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The Top Five Jay Baruchel Movie Roles of His Career

Who is Jay Baruchel? For shame, he’s just one of the most popular nerdy-looking guys in Hollywood and he’s been here for a number of years now. He’s rubbed shoulders with some of the most famous people in the industry and proven that no matter how much of a geek he looks like he’s still someone that’s worth watching because of his hilarious manner and very sincere acting skills. It’s also worth noting that he recently took on the responsibility of directing the newest Goon movie starring Sean William Scott, which is a big step for him and a huge

The Top Five Jay Baruchel Movie Roles of His Career
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Vicious ‘Ravenous’ Footage Slays a Zombie with a Machete!

Vicious ‘Ravenous’ Footage Slays a Zombie with a Machete!
A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/Tiff 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural […]
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Jay Baruchel on Directing ‘Goon 2′ & the Status of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3′

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Even though discussion of a sequel to Goon began early into production of the original movie, released in 2011, it has taken a few years for Goon: Last of the Enforcers to finally reach audiences. This time with co-writer Jay Baruchel at the helm, Goon 2 follows hockey enforcer Doug Glass (Seann William Scott) as he comes to terms with being forced to give up his aspirations on the ice, after one too many injuries. His pregnant wife Eva (Alison Pill) has urged him to settle into a career as an insurance salesman, but Doug just can’t turn …
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Win! Goon: Last Of The Enforcers prizes!

Den Of Geek Sep 6, 2017

Win lots of DVDs, a T-shirt and CD in our special Goon: Last Of The Enforcers competition!

Arriving in cinemas this weekend from Vertigo Releasing is a film we’ve been waiting on for absolutely ages: Goon: Last Of The Enforcers.

The sequel to Goon, this one sees Jay Baruchel also step behind the camera for his directorial debut, and the cast includes Seann William Scott, Alison Pill and Liev Schreiber. You can get a taste of the film with the trailer, here….

We’ve also teamed up with Vertigo Releasing for a special competition to mark the release of the film. The lucky winner will receive all of the following:

Goon: Last Of The Enforcers T-shirt

Snowden DVD

Hunt For The Wilderpeople DVD

Jawbone DVD

Stratton book

The Young Offenders DVD

Chi-raq DVD

Bronson DVD

Under The Shadow DVD

Jawbone original score on vinyl

The
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Autumn 2017 Movie Preview

Liam Hoofe looks ahead to some of the biggest releases in cinema over the coming months…

With summer nearly in the rear-view mirror, it is time to look ahead to the autumn – or fall, to our friends on the other side of the Pond – and all the fantastic movies it has to offer us. While summer is still seen as the biggest time for movies during the year, autumn has slowly started to creep up on it, with several big franchises opting to release their movies later in the year, and of course, all of the awards contenders starting to show their heads.

This autumn looks set to be one of the biggest yet with some of the year’s biggest movies hitting our screens in the coming months. Let’s take a look ahead to what this year’s autumn has to offer. Note: Autumn, as defined by Box Office Mojo,
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Giveaway – Win a Goon: Last of the Enforcers T-shirt

To celebrate the release of Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, in UK cinemas 8th September, we have an official t-shirt available to giveaway courtesy of Vertigo Releasing.

This star-studded, pumped up sequel to the smash hit comedy Goon is a foul-mouthed, action-packed and hilarious excursion into the wild, knock-em-out world of ice hockey that sees the original cast returning for more bone- cracking and rib-tickling mayhem.

American Pie’s legendary Stifler, Seann William Scott, is simply sensational – putting as much humour as he does pathos – as the don’t give a puck hockey star Doug Glatt (based on the life of American maverick Doug Smith) – a role he was born to play, at least twice. He’s supported here with a top drawer cast including Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight) and Alison Pill (Midnight In Paris, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), reprising their roles from the first film, Elisha Cuthbert
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‘Goon: Last Of The Enforcers’ Movie Review Roundup: Sequel Gets Mixed Reviews

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Goon sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, hits theaters today, and has received mediocre reviews. The film earned a 48% on Rottentomatoes. Goon 2 follows Sean William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt after he is dismissed from his hockey team after too many injuries. His wife pregnant wife insists he find a stable job, and he soon […]

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Director Jay Baruchel on the Long Road to ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ [Interview]

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Director Jay Baruchel on the Long Road to ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ [Interview]
With Goon: Last of the Enforcers, actor and writer Jay Baruchel makes his feature directorial debut. He previously directed an episode of Trailer Park Boys and a short film, Edgar and Jane, but the very first Jay Baruchel film is the sequel to a beloved sports comedy he co-wrote. In the Goon sequel, which arrives five years after the first movie, the fights […]

The post Director Jay Baruchel on the Long Road to ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ [Interview] appeared first on /Film.
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Film Review: ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’

Film Review: ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’
A gem among umpteen lame Canadian hockey comedies, 2011’s “Goon” was an unexpectedly snappy mix of violent slapstick, screwball farce and modern dude humor, one that struck a chord with viewers (at least eventually, particularly up north; in the U.S., it found its primary audience in home formats after modest box-office performance). Belated sequel “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” brings back most of the winning original cast, plus some promising new faces, in a slick followup.

Not returning, however, are original director Michael Dowse or writer Evan Goldberg, with star and co-writer Jay Baruchel taking over helming duties in his feature directorial bow. The earlier duo are missed. One immediately detects the lowered brow of Baruchel and Jesse Chabot’s new material, as well as its competent but uninspired handling, which extends to less viscerally funny rink action. “Goon” was a keeper. The perhaps prophetically named “Last” isn’t exactly 101 minutes in the penalty box, but
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Justice League: Jay Baruchel on the abandoned original movie

Simon Brew Sep 1, 2017

Jay Baruchel chats about the abandoned Justice League Mortal film, and offers fresh insight to the movie...

It’s pretty well known now that just over ten years ago, Mad Max director George Miller was working on Justice League Mortal for Warner Bros. The film, ultimately shelved in part because of the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy at the time, had its cast in place too.

Armie Hammer was set to play Batman, D J Cotrona was Superman, Common was Green Lantern, Megan Gale was Wonder Woman, Adam Brody was The Flash, Teresa Palmer was Talia al Ghul and Santiago Carbrera was Aquaman.

On villain duties? That was set to be the character Maxwell Lord, who Jay Baruchel was going to play.

Baruchel is currently promoting his new film, Goon 2, and on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, he chatted about the abandoned Justice League film,
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'Goon: Last of the Enforcers': Film Review

'Goon: Last of the Enforcers': Film Review
Bowing at the 2011 Toronto International Film Fest, Goon was a surprisingly enjoyable sports pic, an underdog hockey tale whose shockingly violent hero (played by Seann William Scott) bore no ill will to the opponents whose noses he shattered on the ice. The film went on to modest success; now, rather than spin off a VOD sequel exploiting the title but recast with no-name actors, producers have reunited all key players for Goon: Last of the Enforcers, in which our man must become a grown-up. (One top-shelf supporting player, Eugene Levy, is missing here; T.J. Miller is added to the...
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Watch Seann William Scott in Exclusive 'Goon: Last of the Enforcers' Clip

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We met Doug "The Thug" Glatt (Seann William Scott) in Goon, a lovable lug who found his calling as an enforcer in semi-professional ice hockey, protecting his teammates by beating up their opponents. He overcame the odds to lead his team to glory and win the heart of hockey fan Eva (Alison Pill). Now married with a child on the way, Doug and Eva return in Goon: Last of the Enforcers. After a brutal encounter with an opposing enforcer (Wyatt Russell), Doug reluctantly retires. Watch...

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Review: ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ is a Padded, Heartfelt Sequel

The best part of hockey comedy Goon is its ability to never forget itself. Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg didn’t write it (based on Adam Frattasio and Douglas Smith’s non-fiction book) like your usual sports film where winning or losing was the goal. They instead brought to life a soft-spoken, compassionate guy whose only talent isn’t laying guys out on the ice like his bloodthirsty fans believe. No, Doug Glatt’s (Seann William Scott) calling is as protector for his family, friends, and teammates. He joined the Halifax Highlanders to provide a spark as well as a formidable presence that would lend his more talented linemates peace of mind and confidence. Victory was never about securing a championship, it was reminding his team what hockey meant beyond the scoreboard.

So when things cut to black on a game for which success occurred before the puck dropped — and
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Jay Baruchel Wants to Make a ‘Goon’ Sequel That’s ‘Heathers’ Meets ‘Mighty Ducks’

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Jay Baruchel Wants to Make a ‘Goon’ Sequel That’s ‘Heathers’ Meets ‘Mighty Ducks’
The story of Doug Glatt (Sean William Scott) and his mighty fists might not end with Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Co-writer/director Jay Baruchel‘s sequel comes five after the release of the first movie, which has a passionate fanbase in both movie and hockey fans. Hopefully, they’ll help make more than a single Goon sequel happen because Baruchel has […]

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Top Of The Lake series 1 recap

Louisa Mellor Aug 11, 2017

Here’s a reminder of the key events in Top Of The Lake series 1, for anyone whose memory needs a jog. Spoilers…

Warning: contains series one spoilers.

See related Seann William Scott interview: Goon, Role Models, American Pie and Eugene Levy Goon 2 is in the works

Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) returns to her remote New Zealand hometown of Laketop to visit her mother who is dying of cancer, leaving behind in Sydney her fiancé of five years, Steve. When twelve-year-old Tui (Jacqueline Joe) is found standing fully dressed in the local lake, the school nurse discovers that Tui is five months pregnant. Robin is brought in to interview the child on account of her experience with abuse cases. When asked who impregnated her, Tui writes the word “No-one” on a piece of paper.

Tui’s father is local drug-dealer Matt Mitcham (Peter Mullan), a violent man
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