Sounds a lot like the plot of Good Will Hunting

Written by Alex on June 30th, 2010

The therapy scene from the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers; it sounds a lot like Good Will Hunting.


Hunting for a Half Way House

Written by Alex on June 29th, 2010

Affleck and Damon in Dogma

Slate recently had an article on”10 wildly ambitious—or just wildly misguided—movie projects that were doomed by financial difficulties, casting issues, their very premise, or, commonly enough, all three,” including a version of The Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles.

Nestled in at number eight is the following, a film project I had not heard of until now. Hey, at least it wasn’t a musical.

Half Way House
After the triumph of Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck found plenty of further success in acting, producing, and, in Affleck’s case, directing, but they have yet to film another Damon-Affleck script. Just months after GWH‘s release, they already had a project set up with Castle Rock. Affleck described Half Way House as an ensemble piece set in a home for the mentally impaired. The pair was going to play workers in the facility, at least initially. “Damon now tells Affleck he wants to play one of the retarded residents,” Variety‘s Army Archerd wrote in March 1998. “We’ve got 150 pages,” Damon told Entertainment Weekly that year, “and about five are good.” Whether he was being falsely modest or not, the film has been quietly dropped from both men’s list of future projects.


A couple of drunks with a good idea?

Written by Alex on June 28th, 2010

Another in our occasional series, What We Tweet About When We Tweet About Good Will Hunting….

Thanks, Good Will Hunting, for being awesome (for the millionth time).
I wonder if when Good Will Hunting came out, Casey Affleck thought, "awesome! 10 years from now, I'll be a star!" #myfuture?
Trying to think up my own "Good Will Hunting" far? Nothing.
Hot custodial workers make me feel like I'm living in Good Will Hunting
...................didn't go well. It felt a bit like The Apprentice(Everyone wore suits) and Good Will Hunting(I didn't)
Dear Skylar from "Good Will Hunting," holy shit, I'm in love with you.
About to watch Good Will Hunting. Where do I find my own handsome, sensitive, brooding genius of a janitor?
Scoped (snooped?) out the hood, and daughter's new apt. is a block from Good Will Hunting tavern. #fieldtrip
Robin Williams looks fantastic in Good Will Hunting. Nice beard.
Good Will Hunting, best movie ever or just a couple drunks with a good idea?
About to do what I always do while recovering from an existential crisis: Watch Good Will Hunting.

The Cinematic Canon of Overly Detailed Chalkboards

Written by Alex on June 24th, 2010

A still from Christopher Nolan's Inception

Everyone’s giddy for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Inception, including New York Magazine‘s culture blog “Vulture,” which has been looking over a bunch of newly released stills from the film.  This one (above) in particular had them considering the canon of great chalkboards of film and television, which inevitably lead them to one Good Will Hunting (as well as I Heart Huckabees, School of Rock, and The Simpsons.)

Check out their analysis, in terms of awesome/confusing/obsessive, here.