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Gosh! Wamg is Giving Away Two Tickets to Tenacious Eats Napoleon Dynamite ‘Movies For Foodies’ August 24th

” Tina, eat. Food. Eat the Food! “

Throw a pigskin a quarter mile then head to the Mad Art Gallery for wolverine-hunting Tenacious Eats style on Sat, August 24th! It’s another Tenacious Eats ‘Movies For Foodies’ Summer Film Series event! This time it’s the all-powerful cult classic Napoleon Dynamite (2004) starring John Heder and Jon Gries as ‘Uncle Rico’. A Facebook invite for this event can be found Here. We Are Movie Geeks has two tickets to give away!

All you have to do is leave a message below letting us know who your favorite character in Napoleon Dynamite is! (mine is Uncle Rico) . It’s so easy!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Evening Of The Event.

Please contact Tenacious Eats.com with any food restrictions and or dietary needs (such as milk from cows that have Not wandered into an onion patch!)

This
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Link Tank: 10 Facts About Napoleon Dynamite

Spencer Mullen Jun 17, 2019

Napoleon Dynamite, Murder Mystery, Steven Universe, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

A new Star Wars: Episode IX theory suggests that a key planet from Rogue One will return.

The premiere of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker may be six months away, but it’s all we can think about. Well, it’s all I can think about — I don’t know about you. One of the things I’m still trying to unpack is a mysterious location only glimpsed in the Rise of Skywalker trailer which could prove to be more important than we think.

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Here's why the Steven Universe: The Movie is going to be a musical delight.

"Last summer, we got a teaser for the Steven Universe movie that will eventually air on Cartoon Network, and just yesterday, we got some amazing updates about the cast and news that it’ll be a musical!
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Napoleon Dynamite Tries to Stop Pedro's Impeachment in Comic Book Sequel

Fifteen years later, we're finally getting a sequel to Napoleon Dynamite. It may not be in the form of a movie or a TV series, but Idw Publishing has stepped up to deliver a follow-up to the beloved cult classic with a brand new comic book series set to hit shelves this fall. This four-issue series will pick up shortly after the events of the 2004 movie, marking the return of Napoleon, Deb and Pedro to the pop culture landscape.

Idw made the announcement today that the Napoleon Dynamite comic will arrive in September. The book comes from writers Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo (Time Cheetah), with art by Jorge Monlongo (Adventure Time). Sara Richard (My Little Pony) contributed the cover art for the debut issue. Carlos Guzman-Verdugo had this to say about the upcoming book.

"Napoleon Dynamite is a pop-culture staple, that spoke to the weirdo in all of us.
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10 Hilarious Napoleon Dynamite Memes That'll Make You Want To Rewatch the Movie

Released way back in 2004, Napoleon Dynamite was one of those movies that defined a generation. The comedy film stars Jon Heder as the title character, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his grandmother and unemployed 30-something year brother until his uncle Rico comes to help out when grandma gets injured. Constantly being bullied, Napoleon lives in his own fantasy world, and appears hilariously aloof.

Related: Napoleon Dynamite: Where Are They Now?

With attempts at get rich quick schemes, interactions with Napoleon’s two only friends, the shy young girl Deb and awkward transfer student Pedro, and preparations for a high school dance, the movie is simply comedy gold. And like many other comedic films, it has spawned tons of memes that will make those who have already seen the film once (or more), want to watch again, and those who haven’t yet seen it (how dare you?
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20 Highest-Grossing Baseball Movies, From ‘League of Their Own’ to ‘Mr. 3000’ (Photos)

20 Highest-Grossing Baseball Movies, From ‘League of Their Own’ to ‘Mr. 3000’ (Photos)
Let’s get into the spirit of the World Series excitement with some of the biggest baseball movies that all hit a commercial home run. These are the highest grossing baseball movies of all time, ranked from lowest to highest.

20. “Mr. 3000” – $21.8 million

Bernie Mac plays a former baseball great who returns to the league at age 47 after learning he was just a few hits shy of 3000.

19. “Major League II” – $30.6 million

Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen and Tom Berenger all came back for the sequel to “Major League,” but Wesley Snipes had become a bigger star, and his role of Willie Mays Hayes was taken over by Omar Epps.

18. “The Sandlot” – $32.4 million

The Sandlot” performed modestly at the box office in 1993, but it found a second life as a cult film on VHS and on DVD a decade after its release.

17. “Bad News Bears” (2005) – $32.8 million

Billy Bob Thornton starred in Richard Linklater
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Patrick Schwarzenegger Joins Alice Eve and Thomas Jane in Sci-Fi Thriller Warning

Patrick Schwarzenegger Joins Alice Eve and Thomas Jane in Sci-Fi Thriller Warning
Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick Schwarzenegger has just snagged an all-new role in director Agata Alexander's upcoming sci-fi thriller Warning co-starring Annabelle Wallis, Alice Eve, Alex Pettyfer, and the one and only Thomas Jane. Filming is now underway over in Poland, which is being described as - wait for it - a sci-fi thriller that explores the meaning of life when disparate lives collide in interweaving stories set in the near-future earth. Huh. Okay. Sounds... intense. All jokes aside, the movie marks the feature debut of Hard Day of the Dead and Hard Summer music video director Agata Alexander who co-wrote the original screenplay along with Rob Michaelson and actor, comedian, voice-over artist, musician, and award-winning impressionist Jason Kaye.

Patrick Schwarzenegger will be joing one killer cast which at the time of this writing includes the above-mentioned star power of Annabelle Wallis, Alice Eve, Alex Pettyfer, and the one and only Thomas Jane.
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15 Biggest Box Office Hits to Premiere at Sundance, From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ to ‘Hereditary’ (Photos)

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15 Biggest Box Office Hits to Premiere at Sundance, From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ to ‘Hereditary’ (Photos)
While Sundance is always a big market for distributors to pick up buzzy indie titles they hope can make a splash with a niche audience or even find its way through a long awards season, sometimes the huge bucks plopped down on some of these films don’t always translate into a profit at the box office. There have been a handful though that have broken out of Sundance to become hits with critics and audiences alike. Below are the all time highest grossing movies at the domestic box office that made their premiere in Park City at Sundance.

15. “A Walk in the Woods” (2015) – $29.5 million

It should come as no surprise that Robert Redford premiered a movie he starred in at at his own festival. But he also proved that he still carries some box office clout. The film, acquired by Broad Green Pictures, was behind only “Dope,” which was picked up for $18 million,
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Jon Heder Is a Bowling Alley Manager in Trailer for the Comedy When Jeff Tried To Save The World

Jon Heder, who is best known for his role in Napoleon Dynamite, stars in a new film coming out called When Jeff Tried To Save The World. The thing is, he’s not literally trying to save the world. He’s trying to save the bowling alley that he manages called Winky’s World from closing down.

It actually looks like a charming indie comedy that some audiences might enjoy, especially if you’re a fan of Heder. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen him in anything, and this looks like a good role that fits his style.

Here’s the synopsis:

Jeff (Jon Heder) is the manager of an old-school bowling alley called Winky's World. Everyday he is the first to arrive and the last to leave. He has memorized the shoe sizes of community regulars and the quirks of his fellow employees. Routine is Jeff’s middle name,
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Trailer for Comedy 'When Jeff Tried to Save the World' with Jon Heder

"Does anyone other than me know you work at a bowling alley?" It's yet another edition of Indie Trailer Sunday. FilmBuff has debuted the first official trailer for When Jeff Tried to Save the World, an indie comedy about a bowling alley manager who decides to get involved in saving the place when it's about to be sold. The title is a fun play on the "save the world" idea because the name of the place he works is Winky's World and he wants to save it. Jon Heder (who played Napoleon in Napoleon Dynamite) stars as Jeff, with a full cast including Candi Milo, Jim O'Heir, Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, Brendan Meyer, Steve Berg, and Richard Esteras. This looks quirky and low key entertaining, which should be an inspiring and refreshing break from all the Hollywood blockbusters this holiday season. Plus it's nice to see Heder again. Here's the
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Podtalk: Jon Heder for ‘When Jeff Tried to Save the World’ at Music Box Theatre, Dec. 6, 2018

Chicago – When your first major role was as the title character in ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ the way through the rest of your career is paved with gratitude. Actor Jon Heder portrays another title character in his latest film, “When Jeff Tried to Save the World” – co-written and directed by Kendall Goldberg – and creates another memorable role. Heder and Goldberg will make an appearance on behalf of the film on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. For more information and tickets, click here.

Jeff (Jon Heder) is a creature of habit, with an obsessive/compulsive attachment to his job as a bowling alley manager. He has a menagerie of odd co-workers, including owner Carl (Jim O’Heir), Carl’s wife Sheila (Candi Milo), alley gopher Stanford (Brendan Meyer) and handyman Frank (Steve Berg). When Carl decides to sell the alley, Jeff becomes desperate to save it, without realizing
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Jon Heder stars in trailer for When Jeff Tried to Save the World

With a little over a week to go until its VOD release, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Kendall Goldberg’s upcoming comedy When Jeff Tried to Save the World which sees Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder leading a cast that also includes Brendan Meyer, Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, Candi Milo, Steve Berg, and Jim O’Heir; take a look here…

Jeff (Jon Heder) is the manager of an old-school bowling alley called Winky’s World. Everyday he is the first to arrive and the last to leave. He has memorized the shoe sizes of community regulars and the quirks of his fellow employees. Routine is Jeff’s middle name, and it’s up to him to keep everything and everyone in order. When Jeff’s boss Sheila (Candi Milo) tells him that her soon-to-be ex-husband Carl (Jim O’Heir) is selling Winky’s, he takes matters into his own hands.
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When Jeff Tried to Save the World Trailer Is Napoleon Dynamite in a Bowling Alley

When Jeff Tried to Save the World Trailer Is Napoleon Dynamite in a Bowling Alley
Jon Heder found immense success with his breakout lead role in the 2004 cult classic comedy Napoleon Dynamite. And he has been riding those coattails ever since. After a string of hit and miss comedies that never really discovered the right way to utilize the man's talents, we get When Jeff Tried to Save the World, which looks like Napoleon Dynamite in a bowling alley.

Jeff (Jon Heder) is the manager of an old-school bowling alley called Winky's World. Everyday he is the first to arrive and the last to leave. He has memorized the shoe sizes of community regulars and the quirks of his fellow employees. Routine is Jeff's middle name, and it's up to him to keep everything and everyone in order. When Jeff's boss Sheila (Candi Milo) tells him that her soon-to-be ex-husband Carl (Jim O'Heir) is selling Winky's, he takes matters into his own hands.

While keeping
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Jon Heder Seeks to Rescue Old-School Bowling Alley in 'When Jeff Tried to Save the World' Trailer

Jon Heder Seeks to Rescue Old-School Bowling Alley in 'When Jeff Tried to Save the World' Trailer
Napoleon Dynamite alum Jon Heder plays a masterful bowling alley manager trying to save the old-school enterprise in the first trailer for When Jeff Tried to Save the World, which The Hollywood Reporter is debuting, along with the poster for the film, below.

In the movie, directed by first-time filmmaker Kendall Goldberg, Heder's Jeff is dedicated to running bowling alley Winky's World, memorizing the shoe sizes of regulars and working to keep his fellow employees in line.

When he finds out that Winky's World is being sold, he works to save the business. The film also stars Jim O'Heir,...
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Film News Roundup: Coldplay Documentary ‘Head Full of Dreams’ Grosses $3.5 Million in One Day

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Film News Roundup: Coldplay Documentary ‘Head Full of Dreams’ Grosses $3.5 Million in One Day
In today’s film news roundup, Coldplay documentary “A Head Full of Dreams” performs well, Jon Heder’s “When Jeff Tried to Save the World” gets distribution and shooting has begun on transgender drama “Gossamer Folds.”

Box Office

Trafalgar Releasing has reported more than $3.5 million in box office revenue in one day for the Coldplay documentary “A Head Full of Dreams” from director Mat Whitecross.

Trafalgar said the film sold more than 300,000 tickets in over 70 countries worldwide and across 2,650 movie theaters on Nov. 14. It was the no. 1 title in the Netherlands, no. 2 in the UK, Australia and Italy and no. 5 in the Us.

The release was in collaboration with Coldplay’s management team at Warner Music, Parlophone and Dave Holmes Management. The film showcases live performances and backstage footage from the global stadium tour A Head Full of Dreams, alongside archive material captured over 20 years.

Coldplay manager Dave Holmes said,
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Riverdale's Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Reveal Hilarious Napoleon Dynamite Halloween Costumes

Riverdale's Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Reveal Hilarious Napoleon Dynamite Halloween Costumes
Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart channeled the 2000s for hilarious joint Halloween costumes.

The Riverdale costars drew inspiration from Napoleon Dynamite — with Mendes as Efren Ramirez’s Pedro and Reinhart as Jon Heder’s titular role. Mendes, 24, pulled her hair back, drew on a mustache and wore jeans and a button-down blue shirt for her look, while Reinhart, 22, nailed her character’s empty expression in a “Vote for Pedro” shirt and curly blonde hair.

Mendes captioned her Instagram with the campaign promise from the movie: “Vote for me, and all your wildest dreams will come true.”

“This is everything,” fellow Riverdale actress Tiera Skovbye commented.
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Jon Heder Has Turned Into a Very Successful Voice Actor

By now if you know who John Heder is, and many do, you’ll recognize him as the guy that played Napoleon Dynamite and simply turned the teenage movie scene upside down. It’s hard to imagine after watching the film how people just went nuts for it, but it did happen and his career saw a hug upswing from that point on. He’s appeared in a bunch of different films, TV shows, and even taken on voice acting as one of his talents in the years following his big breakthrough. Napoleon Dynamite was just the beginning of his career. For being

Jon Heder Has Turned Into a Very Successful Voice Actor
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Pennywise Casts A Shadow Over This Creepy Fan-Made Trailer For It: Chapter Two

Pennywise isn’t expected to return until September of 2019, but in order to sate our appetite for sewer-dwelling clowns, YouTuber Stryder HD has served up the next best thing: a creepy fan-made trailer for It: Chapter Two that indulges in a little wishful thinking.

Sure, Jessica Chastain is said to be circling the role of Beverly Marsh, but this custom trailer goes one step further to cast the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal as Eddie Kaspbrak, Terrence Howard as Mike Hanlon, Patrick Wilson as Bill Denbrough, Infinity War‘s Chris Pratt as Ben Hanscom, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richie Tozier and, finally, Jon Heder as Stanley Uris, who doesn’t take news of Pennywise’s return too kindly in Stephen King’s literary masterpiece.

If nothing else, it’s an exciting tease of what could be, though without any firm casting details out in the wild – you know, aside from those negotiations
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8 Exhilarating Winter Olympics Movies, From ‘I, Tonya’ to ‘Cool Runnings’

8 Exhilarating Winter Olympics Movies, From ‘I, Tonya’ to ‘Cool Runnings’
There’s nothing quite like the drama (and, on occasion, trauma) of Olympic-level sports to rally even the most relaxed of audience members. When this year’s Winter Olympics — the 23rd in the contemporary iteration of the event — stages its opening ceremony this Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it will herald in over two weeks of the very best that the athletic world has to offer. Even better: it’s all real.

But for those interested in cinematic renditions of stories of grit, determination, and often a metric ton of sequins, the movie world has provided a few choice picks. From the drama of such classics as “Downhill Racer” to the joy of “Cool Runnings” and the wacky happenstance of “I, Tonya,” check out eight solid gold picks for some Olympics-centric binge-watching below (if you can find the time during watching the actual events unfold in the coming weeks).

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Anthony Padilla, Jenn McAllister Lend Voices To Lionsgate’s ‘Hedgehogs’ Film

A brand new animated film from Lionsgate employs the voices of a bevy of top YouTube stars. Hedgehogs, which saw a limited in release in select theaters last Friday -- and which is also available digitally on demand -- features Smosh founders Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla as well as comedy vlogger Jenn McAllister (Foursome). They join Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder and comedy legend Chevy Chase, who have also lent their voices to the film.

Hedgehogs tells the story of a mischievous hedgehog (Padilla) who leaves his home in the wilderness to join a pigeon friend (Heder) on a wild adventure in the big city, where they must calm nervous citizens who are losing their minds. The film, from China, was directed by Huang Jianming, who also penned the script alongside Wu Xiaoyu.

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‘The Tiger Hunter’ Headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in Early 2018

Shout! Factory has announced plans to bring the directorial debut of writer/director Lena Khan, The Tiger Hunter, to home video as part of their Shout Select line on January 9th, 2018.

The Tiger Hunter stars Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rizwan Manji (Outsourced), Sam Page (Mad Men), Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Outsourced) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects). It's a comedy about an immigrant seeking to achieve the American dream.

A pair of bonus features will be included on The Tiger Hunter home video release:

“Not Just an Immigrant Story: The Making of The Tiger Hunter” feaurette featuring interviews and a look behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers

Original Theatrical Trailer

Check out The Tiger Hunter official trailer and Blu-ray cover art below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8gbBgbCuo
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