Thursday, 16 February 2012

Directing Goon

You may not recognize the man to the left, and that's ok. I doubt that many of his peers and colleagues in Hollywood would recognize him as well, but he is quickly gaining steam as a pretty good comedy director thanks to his work on a number of films. The man you see to the left is Canadian-born Michael Dowse, and he has directed the highly-underrated It's All Gone Pete Tong and cult-favorite Fubar. So while this isn't an entertainment blog, Michael Dowse will try to etch his name into hockey lore with his recent directorial efforts on the movie Goon, starring Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott, and Liev Schrieber. If this movie looks as crazy as the previews do, Mr. Dowse should be noticed for the work his is doing.

I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mr. Dowse in Winnipeg this week when he stopped by the Winnipeg Free Press News Café yesterday for an interview with Randall King of the Winnipeg Free Press. The replay of that interview is below, and it runs approximately 18 minutes. I will say that it's a pretty funny 18 minutes of Canadian humour. Just a reminder: some of the language is definitely not for kids.

Well done, Mr. King, in conducting a great interview with Mr. Dowse. Personally, I am really looking forward to seeing Goon when it hits the silver screen. A good hockey comedy is needed every now and then, and especially since there aren't many that can every hold a flame to Slap Shot.

Here's hoping that a Canadian director's influence can make Goon not only into a moneymaker for the studios, but to help propel Mr. Dowse's directing abilities into bigger projects as well!

Goon hits theaters on March 30, 2012!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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