Goon

'Goon 2' in the Works? Jay Baruchel Tweets Out Some Movie Updates

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by Eric Walkuski September 25, 2012 09:53 AM
Magnet Releasing
Thanks to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, actors and creative types are free to spill the beans on projects that normally would be announced via the trades and press releases. Jay Baruchel just hopped aboard that bandwagon with a series of recent tweets revealing his plans for 'Goon 2,' a sequel (obviously) to this past winter's disarmingly funny and sweet hockey comedy starring Seann William Scott and co-writer Baruchel himself. So how much did the comedian give up?

'Goon' Review

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by Matt Singer March 30, 2012 08:48 AM
Magnolia Pictures
'Goon' is a profane, silly comedy about minor league hockey, but when you strip away the vulgarity and locker room humor, what you're left with is a very sincere and very passionate statement about the power of teamwork and community.  The men of the Halifax Highlanders drink, smoke, carouse, bicker, and fight, but by the end of the film, they win as well, not because they're grown more talented, but because they've grown closer.  One wonders whether the filmmakers are ultimately talking about hockey, or about independent filmmaking, another pastime that relies heavily on perseverance and togetherness.