There's an interesting phenomenon unique to Saturday Night Live: they can book the biggest stars in the world, but sometimes those big stars end up essentially being used as glorified props. Of course, this is only the case when the star in question doesn't prove adept at live comedy and Jeremy Renner more than fit that bill. When that happens, you see sketches like this one, where the star does very little while a SNL veteran (in this case, Jason Sudeikis) gets to drive the scene.
If there's one thing the latest episode of Saturday Night Live proved, it was that Jeremy Renner does not have a bright future in the world of sketch comedy. However, it did prove that Renner has no problem parodying his tough guy action persona. One of the highlights of the episode was a video sketch that followed three guys who take their violent stand off a few steps too far.
When it was announced that Jeremy Renner was going to guest host Saturday Night Live, there was only one guarantee: there was going to an 'Avengers' sketch. After all, why waste the presence of one of Marvel's mightiest heroes? And more importantly, why waste the opportunity to make fun of Hawkeye, the Avenger who's only power is being really good with a bow and arrow?
The current season of 'SNL has traveled up and down the spectrum of celebrity hosts, ranging from returning greats like Anne Hathaway, to risky ventures like Daniel Craig, Bruno Mars and Louis C.K., with varying degrees of success. This Saturday's coming installment should prove pretty solid, with upcoming 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' and 'The Avengers' star Jeremy Renner! Will the intensely stoic Renner be able to tap his funnybone, or make 'SNL' a grim affair with Maroon 5? Check out the promos for your answer!
See? Everything gets better when the storm is over. In spite of all the many weather-related cancellations, earlier we learned that Louis C.K. would indeed go on to host 'SNL' this weekend with musical guest Fun., but what of future hosts? It seems the next two weeks are set as well, with returning host Anne Hathaway, and first-timer Jeremy Renner! So what musical guests will accompany them?
Jeremy Renner's acting abilities are to be commended. He was able to proceed from where Matt Damon left off in the 'Bourne' movies and give us another installment that was (semi-) worth our time. But where he failed in his portrayal of a genetically enhanced assassin was in his predictability. Case in point -- he always reverts to the same grumpy-looking facial expressions, hence he always looks like that famous "Grumpy Cat" from YouTube.
“The franchise could go on indefinitely. I mean hopefully in a non-greedy way. We didn’t wanna be asking you to buy another ticket on the way out of the theater. But it could go on.”
That’s ‘Bourne Legacy’ writer/director Tony Gilroy answering Time magazine’s question on the future of the franchise, and it might be a strange comment to many moviegoers. A lot of people are complaining that this new ins