Team America: World Police Spotlight

MATT DAMON! Welcome listeners to the 90th episode of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! On this episode we round out our Patriotic Films mini-series with the 2004 satirical puppet comedy Team America: World Police! Co-hosts Casey and Brian welcome contributing writer for Back Lot 605 Derrick Veurink to help us wrap up this series. So go ahead and get our your model airplanes and marionette puppets and enjoy our spotlight on Team America: World Police.

Team America: World Police opened on October 15, 2004. The film is co-written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Pam Brady of South Park fame. Parker also takes on directorial efforts, with him and Stone voicing a majority of the cast. The movie follows Broadway actor Gary Johnston as he joins the world’s elite policing group in the fight against terrorism.

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The News

With movie release schedules in constant shuffle, we finally have a set date for a much anticipated sequel. Bill and Ted Face the Music will release simultaneously on premium VOD and in select theaters on September 1st. This move could be a trend setter for other studio releases that had been schedule to hit theaters in 2020. Along with this news, a new trailer for the film has dropped as well!

After a noteworthy opening for his directorial debut in The Rental, Dave Franco has attached himself to a new project. Franco will take on the role of famed 90’s hip hop artist Vanilla Ice in an upcoming biopic. The film has no announced director at this time.

Continuing the biopic news, Billy Eichner will take on famed TV personality Paul Lynde in an upcoming film. The project is under the title Man in the Box, and follows the career of Lynde through the 60’s and 70’s.

With Comic Con at Home this past weekend, Disney gave an update on their upcoming release of New Mutants. The film is planning to keep it’s scheduled August 28th release date. Also announced at the Con was a new trailer and poster for the upcoming Marvel Comics property.

The Shameless Plugs

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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