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Jack Black Battles Mind Melting in "Be Kind, Rewind"

The upcoming comedy "Be Kind, Rewind" is a classic example of why you should never judge a movie by its story description.

Consider the evidence: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows a junkyard worker who attacks a power plant that he believes is melting his mind. The attack goes awry and the worker ends up erasing all the videotapes in his friend's rental store.

On its own, this story description has all the excitement of a Jean-Claude Van Damme breakdancing movie. But when you learn that Jack Black is starring as the junkyard worker and Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") is the writer-director, the film suddenly becomes infinitely more interesting.

In addition, the film's expanded IMDb plotline hints at fantastic set pieces for Black. According to the IMDb write-up (which could be dubious, so keep your Cynicism Armor on), Black and his video store friend go to extreme measures to keep the store's most loyal customer happy. The pair try to recreate the lost films, which include "Back to the Future" (Jack Black as Marty McFly? Genius), "The Lion King" and "Robocop."

Doesn't that sound better?

Filming on "Be Kind, Rewind" is scheduled to begin in September. -- Mac Slocum


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