A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil costar Tyler Labine has the physicality, wit and jester’s eyes that mark him as the latest garrulous inheritor to the comedy scepter wielded previously by the likes of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Jack Black and Dan Fogler — which is to say a big guy with a bigger personality. In person, however, the thoughtful, soft-spoken Labine hardly seems a performer, let alone the likes of one who’s already carved out an impressive comedic presence in a relatively short period of time. I recently had the opportunity to chat one-on-one with the actor and burgeoning producer, about Orgy, sexual swinging spanning the last several decades, the correct quotable line from his Zack and Miri Make a Porno cameo (notice an emerging theme here?), why Ben Roethlisberger apparently doesn’t like him, and also his new TV pilot with Ryan Reynolds. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the full read.
Over at ShockYa, for my latest DVD/Blu-ray column, I take a look at X-Men: First Class and January Jones’ ample cleavage, full-season sets of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Glee, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, the Blu-ray debut of the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple, a documentary on the United States’ rather tortured relationship with Cuba, and more. Again, it’s over at ShockYa, so click here for the full read.