most of these pieces are not too old, you should be able to dig them up.
Shows Hit the Big Screen! by Craig Tomashoff. TV Guide. Jan. 16, 2005.
Well, yummy, it's food for the movie fodder! Snipped
from a larger piece on a boat load of other TV shows going to film, TV Guide
makes mention that Steve Carell will be Maxwell Smart. Will he?
Steve Carell by Eric Spitznagel. Playboy.
A Max-to-be Steve Carell answers 20 questions
-including on on Get Smart. The picture of Steve, interestingly enough,
was a Get Smart test shot circa 2004. Steve's posing with Smartian Sue's
Sunbeam. Say that super fast seven times.
Very Psyched About New 'Get Smart' AP. July 7, 2007.
Steve Carell pokes his head in at the San Diego Comic Con and describes the new
GS as a "comedic Bourne Identity."
Get Smarter. Entertainment Weekly.
Article on the direct to DVD GS spin-off with Bruce and Lloyd.
Steve Carell: Beyond the Office by Nancy
Mills. USA Weekend. April 4-6, 2008.
Article on the many roles of Steve.
2008 Summer Movie Preview -Get Smart. USA
Weekend. April 18-20, 2008.
Refers to James Caan who plays the president in the movie. IMHO, Rupert of
Rathskeller was much more interesting.
Preview. Entertainment Weekly. April 25-May 2, 2008.
The GS flick makes EW's summer movie preview...though not in an altogether big
Get Smart the Move. Life Story Movie Magic. May
Mag features all the summer's big releases including GS.
Business by Nicole Spirling. Entertainment Weekly. June 6, 2008.
"Hollywood Insider" article on GS vs the Love Guru. Both opened
the same weekend.
Carell Jokes about kiss with the
Rock AP. June 7, 2008
Film propaganda. The Rock has soft lips and smells like strawberry shortcake.
Steve Carell kisses and tells.
Dwayne's World by
Christine Spires. Entertainment Weekly. June 13, 2008.
Story on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson rise from wrestling to the A-list.
Next A-List by Sean Smith, Nicole Sperling, Benjamin Svetkey and Adam B. Vary.
Entertainment Weekly. June 13, 2008.
Would you believe EW picks Anne Hathaway as Julia Roberts heir?
Smart Misses it by A Lot by Christy Lemire. AP June 17, 2008.
The Associated Press gives the GS move 1 1/2 stars. Ouch. Here's an excerpt:
"It all plays out in big, loud, obvious fashion -as if the filmakers
figured the audience wouldn't be interested in the sort of sly absurdity that
gave the show its original charm.....As for the plot, it feels like an
afterthought, something cobble together once all the pratfalls and the sight
gags were lined up."
Carell, Hathaway Smarten Up
a New Max, Agent 99 by David Germain. AP. June 17, 2008.
Another piece of the typical film package AP moves --the film Q&A. Good
thing they sent another reporter to do it. Props to Steve for his homages to
Nostalgic for Laughs by Michael Phillips.
Chicago Tribune. June 20, 2008.
Phillips gives GS 2 stars. Here's an excerpt: "The new version of Get Smart
misses by a fair-size margin. It's too bad. It's just trying to give us a good
time at the retroplex."
Would You Believe...
Steve Carell takes on the bad guys in 'Get Smart' by Glenn Whipp. The San
Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. June 20, 2008.
This article is a sidebar to a package titled "The Making of a
Franchise." The other article it was packaged with was on 'Kit Kittredge:
An American Girl." It's one of few articles I've seen that has delved into
the background of this movie.
about 'Get Smart' by Glenn Whipp. The San
Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. June 20, 2008.
When the lede of a review uses the phrase "depressing, generic
nothingness" you can guess the film isn't going to get two thumbs up. This
review gives Get Smart one star - and concluded that the movie missed it - by a
Carell Flick Helps With
Cancer Fund. AP June 21, 2008.
AP brief on a screening of Get Smart in Boston to benefit The Zachary Carson
Brain Tumor Fund.
'Get Smart': Good Advice by David
Ansen. Newsweek. June 23, 2008.
Oh snap! Another bad review. Here's an excerpt: "In this distressingly generic
spy spoof, it's not Maxwell who's clueless, but the filmmakers."
'Get Smart' Gets Audience by David Germain. AP June 23,
AP's box office article on Get Smart tromping The Love Guru. In its first
weekend GS ranked No. 1 at $39.2 million.
'Get Smart' Flattens 'The Love Guru' by Scott Bowles.
USA Today. June 23, 2008.
Article on the opening day ultimate death match between GS and Guru.
Missed It By That Much by Amanda
News-Dispatch, June 27, 2008.
Instead of reporting on the thrills of zoning boards, religion issues and
playing with Quark, I offered my thoughts on the Get Smart movie. In reading all
the other reviews, I was pretty generous - I gave it 2 1/2 stars. But then
again, the lede of my review mentions "lowered expectations."
Get Smart by Jason Lynch. People. June 30, 2008.
People gives the GS flick three stars and props. Here's and excerpt: "Get
Smart effectively stands on its own...it's the rare action-comedy that delivers
both thrills and chuckles."
Carell Q&A by Oliver Jones. People. June 30, 2008.
Carell talks about how to train to be an action hero -have tickle fights with
Agent Provocateur by Simon Doonan. InStyle,
Anne Hathaway is all over InStyle. All. Over. Too boot the article is written by
one of the commentators oft seen on VH1's "I Love The _____" FWIW, in
the most recent installment of that program, he has encouraged everyone to stop
wearing Crocs. I agree.
Get Smart by Lisa Schwarzbaum.
Entertainment Weekly. July 7, 2008.
This review gives the Get Smart a B+ and says the movie references enough of the
original to "please those who lived it the first time." Hmmm....
on DVD: Get Smart by Ari Karpel. Entertainment Weekly. Nov. 7, 2008.
Get Smart gets a B- in this review, but it's not exactly spelled out why. Much
of this blurb gives props to Anne Hathaway.
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