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Josh Duhamel Goes From Getting Into Julianne Hough's Safe Haven To Beating The F*ck Out Of Dan Fogler: Scenic Route Trailer And Other Tales Of Friendship

By TK | Trailers | February 25, 2013 | Comments ()


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I've given Josh Duhamel a fair ration of crap over the years, and in the interest of fairness, it's mostly because, well, he's horrible. He schmaltzed the f*ck out of the horrendous Safe Haven, and cursed us with that trilogy of brain disintegration known as the Transformers films. He was in one of those crappy Gary Marshall romcoms with giant ensemble casts, and frankly I'm not going to bother looking it up because I'm somewhat proud of not knowing which one.

And yet, here he is in the bizarre-sounding Scenic Route, playing well against type and trying to bash in Dan Fogel's skull -- an endeavor that I wholly endorse. Check the synopsis:

Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality. As they question who they are and who they could have been, their agitation leads to physical confrontation and ultimately knife-wielding madness, and what begins as an inconvenience becomes a very real life or death struggle.
Ze trailer:

You know what? I'm actually sort of interested. A few years ago two good friends of mine did a cross-country road trip and I always imagined that this is how it would go. Of course, they're boring dickwads and didn't try to kill each other, so I imagine I'll see this and picture two of my best friends in their places. Because that's how I roll. Scenic Route will premiere at SXSW next month.


While we're on the subject of friends and homicide, I also stumbled across the trailer for the low-budget, crowd-funded Favor, a film that asks just how far you really would go for a friend. Would you help him hide a dead body? And if you did... what would he owe you in return?

Kip Desmond has gotten everything he's ever wanted: a thriving career, beautiful wife, and an affluent lifestyle, all of which is put in jeopardy when Abby, the woman with whom he's having a casual fling, is accidentally killed. Desperate, he ends up on the doorstep of childhood friend Marvin Croat and asks him for a huge favor: help get rid of the body. This gruesome situation begins a series of events which unravel Kip and Marvin's lifelong friendship, leading both men to murderous acts neither had ever suspected themselves capable of.

I love this concept, even if it looks like the film cost a buck and a half.

Whadday think, kiddies?

(via JoBlo and Dread Central)

Seriously though you guys, I need your help with something. I'll grab the heavy end.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • dizzylucy

    That first photo made me think he's going for 80's bangs without the rest of the hair.

  • logan

    These movies sound terrible. I hope to never see them.

    I am going to steal the phrase "knife-wielding madness" tho.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    That's always been my favorite kind of madness.

  • the dude

    duhamel is the very very poor man's Timothy olyphant

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    He's pretty much the homeless crackwhore's Olyphant.

  • the dude

    yeah man, you're right, he's the crackwhore trading blowjobs for individual chicken nuggets' Olyphant

  • e jerry powell

    You gon' learn today!

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    I was going to go with "giving handies behind a truckstop for week-old donuts," but I think I like yours more.

  • e jerry powell

    Alright, alright alright.

  • the dude

    aww man don't feel bad, all's fair when comparing the abysmal difference in quality between Mr(Sir) Olyphant and Josh Duhamel

  • Blake

    Duhamel is going for an OSCAR!

  • BlackRabbit

    Is that truck-stop lingo?

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