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The X Factor
' Step Brothers'
For all the attention Ferrell and Reilly manage to command throughout the movie and in the press, the secret weapon of Step Brothers is in the supporting role of Reillys characters father, played by Richard Jenkins. Hes mostly known as the deceased dad from Six Feet Under, but this summer hes been bumped up to minor star-status thanks to the sleeper indie hit The Visitor.
'The X-Files: I Want to Believe'
Carter and company executed the filming of this sequel with more security than a Delta Force operation in Afghanistan. Only the films top producers had copies of the script. The actors were only given pages on the day of filming and had to give them up to be shredded at days end. Somehow, in this era of Internet leaks aplenty, they managed to keep the plot of this one a total secret. Can the same be said for our military operations overseas?
Winner: For filmmakers who tend to demonize the way our government keeps secrets from its people, the behavior of the X-Files producers seems a bit hypocritical. That said, the lengths theyre willing to go to keep things secret are kind of cool and kind of ridiculous all at the same time. Just like the show.