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BYOB 021011

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  1. ping says:

    Dear Twentieth Century Fox execs,

    Please consider to make/reboot/whatever ‘Big Trouble in Little China’. Kurt Russell as ‘Jack Burton’ rules!

    Thank you.

  2. LexG says:

    Why on earth is THE EAGLE a Focus release instead of straight Universal? I don’t know, Focus would seem to suggest something vaguely indie or arty, and even though it looks FUCKING AWESOME and TATUM RULES ALL, that Focus logo throws me every time, like if FAST FIVE or THE DILEMMA fell under their domain. Eagle couldn’t look more mainstream-friendly.

    It drops in two days… Anyone seen it yet?

  3. IOv3 says:

    Yes, it’s a wonderful Neil Marshall… oh you meant The Eagle. Sorry.

  4. LexG says:

    YEP YEP.

    Anyone watch IDOL tonight? Did you see that HOT CRAZY RUSSIAN CHICK who looked like Natasha Leggero crossed with Xtina Ricci? Some insane chick doing a joke audition and pimping her YouTube striptease auditions… she gets three nos but she’s cute…

    Then she goes outside and her boyfriend is some MIDDLE AGED ASIAN GUY. Like Filipino looking Asian or old Chinese dude or something, like James Hong. Banging a HOT CRAZY UKRANIAN CHICK.

    What is the world coming to?

    Not to be UN-PC, but this is LOS ANGELES. White men can’t get white pussy unless they make serious BENJAMINS. So it’s VERY RARE you see a WHITE DUDE with WHITE SQUACK. But an ASIAN DUDE getting WHITE SQUACK????

    It’s like if James McAvoy rolled into the Source awards banging Beyonce in front of 3000 rappers.

    I NEED WHITE PUSSY. It is the rarest resource in LA.

    Oh, yeah, yeah, hey JBD, what’s with this rambling dude with the initials B.B. who worked on your movie? His YT vids are pretty out there.

  5. IOv3 says:

    It may have been a staged audition but she was not that bad of a singer. She just had an accent while singing that can easily be eliminated with training but god forbid American Idol gives an Ukranian lady a chance. I did not see her boyfriend but even older Asian men need love.

    Oh yeah just let it out Lex. LET THE POISON OUT!

  6. LexG says:

    She was SO DREAMY, I seriously have been spanking to that LITTLE UKRANIAN CHICK for two hours… WANT HER. WANT HER. Especially those little noises and squeals she did to seek approval.

    I LOVE IT when women act WEAK AND SUBMISSIVE and do that little PORN VOICE where their voice kind of cracks or chirps like OOOOOH YEAH, all dumb and SUBMISSIVE and damaged.


    I like weak and submissive women only. Would be SO DELIGHTFUL if women didn’t have opinions and ONLY acted either DEMURE or SLUTTY with no stops in between.

  7. IOv3 says:

    Oh jesus… countdown til Australian unleashed starts NOW!

  8. Jeffrey Boam's Doctor says:

    Lex fulfilment to millions brings in millions for fulfilment.

  9. LexG says:

    How come we can’t get a BYOB once a week just to talk about THE BACHELOR?


    That Emily chick is a drip. She’s totally gonna be the next ETTE.

  10. hcat says:

    That thread is over at Lex.

  11. Krillian says:

    I might be more enthused for The Eagle if I hadn’t rented it last month when it was called Centurion. Got free tickets to G&J so I’ll be taking the kids to that on Saturday.

    The Eagle and Gnomeo & Juliet are currently in the 50’s at RotTom. Just Go with It at 17%. Ebert gave it one star.

  12. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    The Eagle began filming Summer 2009. Hasn’t its release been delayed? And it’s PG-13. That just doesn’t seem like it will work with the subject matter. And I agree Lex, it does seem kind of odd that it’s a Focus release.

  13. waterbucket says:

    It’s about time a middle age Asian man is banging a hot white woman. I’m seeing way too many middle age white men with a thin young Asian woman on their arms.

  14. hcat says:

    The Eagle was set for release last fall (when it was Eagle of the Ninth), but Focus probably thought it was too crowded, plus Centurion was also coming out. Of course Centurion has been seen by like 45 people, so I doubt it will have a huge impact on the BO. As for it being Focus is this all that much different than their releasing Eastern Promises or The American? Being that it is probably a bit more cerebral than Charlie St. Cloud or The Dilemma it feels more like a Focus release.

  15. sanj says:

    this movie belongs on hbo

    the eagle trailer

  16. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    Is The Eagle really going to be that cerebral? Looks pretty formulaic and bland.

  17. sanj says:

    saw “F” …

    A group of teachers must defend themselves from a gang of murderous kids when their school comes under siege after hours. interesting ending – some people like it ..some people don’t ..i liked it … but the movie overall was
    way too dark

    Eliza Bennett – breakouut star . so where is the DP/30

    heres the trailer

  18. hcat says:

    I meant cerebral simply compared to Cloud and Dilemma. That it might be a more intelligent movie than the usual studio stuff.

  19. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    Gotcha. I imagine it probably wouldn’t take much to be more cerebral than those two movies though.

    Also, Timothy Olyphant and Holt McCallany are doing spectacular work on Justified and Lights Out. Man are those shows and those casts fun to watch. FX is kicking all kinds of ass these days.

  20. hcat says:

    I am thrilled that Justified is back, watched it both times it aired last night. Had quite a bit of a Winter’s Bone vibe to it, with a little Jacki Weaver thrown in. And while Davies often bugs the hell out of me I enjoyed him in this. Sets up the rest of the season quite nicely.

    Loved the last year of Louie and Archer as well. Even looking forward to their Willard sitcom.

  21. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    Davies plays it perfectly. The smartest but most dangerous of the three brothers, menacing even with a limp and skin on his bones. Great work. The Archer clips I’ve seen are hysterical. Need to give it a shot. Willard looks interesting and odd.

  22. hcat says:

    I don’t know about most dangerous, certainly cunning, but in Elmore Leonard’s worlds stupid is often more dangerous than smart. Smart can be reasoned with, like the Miami guy last night. Stupid would have taken the threat as a dare and just kept on coming.

    It feels like a giant luxury to have an Elmore Leonard show work. Especially since the movie adaptions seemed to have petered out.

  23. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    He sure seemed pretty dangerous last night with the girl’s father. I have a feeling the one brother is more bluster than bite.

  24. Tim DeGroot says:

    Last night I watched SHOWGIRLS for the first time in 15 years. Damn. Elizabeth Berkley isn’t even an example of “the poor dumb girl can’t act”. She’s so horrible it’s like you’re in the presence of evil.

  25. Storymark says:

    “It feels like a giant luxury to have an Elmore Leonard show work. ”

    I still pine for Carla Gugino as Karen Sisko…

  26. hcat says:

    Davies will certainly have a decent body count by April, but I am sure there is another party to be introduced. They hinted at the vacuum that Crowder’s death left in the local drug trade so it would be logical that the Bebbits (against mama’s wishes) will try to expand their operation, and come up against some upstart competition. Raylin will try to head off an escalation of violence between the two, with Boyd popping up acting in many ways as the Mouse to Raylin’s Easy.

    I didn’t mean to diminish Davie’s capacity for wickedness by calling him smart. Just trying to point out that Bo Crowder was more dangerous is the first season than his son since he was bull-headed and stupid while Boyd could be reasoned with and even made a makeshift partner.

  27. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    I was only referring to the brothers. Hell his mother is more dangerous than he is.

  28. hcat says:

    I never caught Sisco though I have only heard wonderful things about it. Gugino seems like a natural for the role. And Olyphant is an 100% improvement over the previous guy to wear Given’s hat – James LeGros.

    I did watch a couple weeks of Maximum Bob, and it was just alright. Not one of the better things to adapt and they stressed the wackier aspects of the book, trying to emulate the breezier Get Shorty, while Justified does a lot better by going with the grit.

  29. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    I’m still bummed that the Don Cheadle Tishomingo Blues adaptation never happened.

  30. LexG says:

    I don’t “get” Carla Gugino. She’s like a rich man’s Lana Parilla (who we don’t need any more of, either), and entirely over-exposed. In general Italian chicks are almost never hot.

    YEP YEP, it has been spoken.

    PS: A hot Russian girl had a boyfriend who looked like James Hong. How do you guys live knowing you’re not fucking every hot girl in Hollywood? It is literally killing me.

  31. movieman says:

    No advance screenings of “Just Go For It” in NE Ohio. Could it really be THAT bad??? Hell, even Sandler’s godawful “Grown Ups” had a half dozen or more Cleveburg promos prior to its release last summer.
    I rather enjoyed “The Eagle,” even though the action sequences are a bit too frenetically edited for my taste (possibly to camouflage some of the gore to avoid an “R” rating?) Tatum and Bell are both fine, and Sutherland has his second movie-stealing (glorified) cameo in recent weeks. While I preferred “Eagle” to “Centurion” overall, I still like “Valhalla Rising” best of all.
    Very happy to see “Justified” return last nite (Olyphant deserves to be a major, media-straddling star), but “Lights Out” isn’t quite doing it for me. McCormack’s abysmal “American” accent is enormously distracting (what? they couldn’t find a Yank actress to play Light’s wife?), and the boxing milieu hook feels a little played out in the (immediate) wake of “The Fighter.”
    I’ll probably stick with it, though, just for Stacy Keach’s juicy, 39-years-after-“Fat City” supporting turn.

  32. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    McCormack’s accent is pretty bad, and some of it is a little stale (the Omar fight episode is very cliched), but overall I think Lights Out is a strong show. Love seeing McCallany in a lead as well as the great Pablo Schreiber and Reg E. Cathey.

    Ebert’s review makes Just Go For It sound quite awful.

  33. LexG says:

    My chief issues with LIGHTS OUT are who the fuck EVER thought to give Pablo Schreiber a second gig, eight years after his nearly season-destroying lameness on THE WIRE…

    And what the hell Holt McCallany is doing with his hair. I can never decide if that’s a wig, a thin head of hair that he infuses with some thickening agent, or it’s just dyed so unnaturally (the color of Dr. Pepper– TM Ace Rockolla) it always looks “off.”

    Now that I think of it, someone should do an analysis on how all the stars of THE WIRE are just NOW hitting it big, clearly beneficiaries of EVERY WHITE GUY EVER finally getting around to watch their awesome show from 2002 on DVD… in 2008, 2009. Must’ve sucked for ALL those dudes to have been KILLING IT on that show nearly a decade ago and not have Hollywood come knocking. Better late than never though, ’cause this sudden infusion of John Doman in everything ever is a delight every single time.

  34. LexG says:

    Also: Much like Melissa Leo twitching at the thought of getting passed over for Oscar in favor of a cute teenage girl in her first role…

    Bet Jennifer Aniston just LOVES that her umpteen billionth romcom lead role is being back-burnered in every single bit of JUST GO WITH IT promotional material in favor of ogling shots of Brooklyn Decker’s astonishing wet rack.

    That’s gotta be like on AI when those piping-hot 18 year old girls come in and tell Jennifer Lopez they’ve been watching her since they were yea big.

  35. hcat says:

    Aniston can probably look around at her friends co-stars and take satisfaction that she is actually getting some movie roles while they are all starting their second attempts at tv series.

    Ebert says that Just Go with It is a remake of Cactus Flower, which I think is the movie that got Goldie Hawn her oscar. Haven’t seen it but I doubt lightning is going to strike twice with that role.

  36. LexG says:

    Not an Aniston hater by any means, but no one has ever labored so hard and so long to convince us all that they belong above the title in A-list movies, to the complete indifference of everyone who is not them.

    Even Madonna threw in the towel at some point.

  37. hcat says:

    How about Richard Gere?

  38. LexG says:

    Gere RULES. “Officer and a Gentleman” is one of the greatest movies ever made, and his “Breathless” is a shitload better than that BORING Godard bullshit I can’t even get through. Plus he has a pretty huge fan base. Though, much like Aniston’s, they’re probably mostly 46-year-old women whose favorite movie is “Pretty Woman.”

  39. Krillian says:

    Part of Aniston’s charm with female audience members might be they like seeing her get her man by the end of the movie, instead of like real-life when Brad Pitt dumped her. I liked Aniston on Friends and all, but I’d rather watch an episode of Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town than whatever the next Aniston movie is.

  40. hcat says:

    I’ll grant you Days of Heaven, Gigalo,Officer, and Breathless, but in the nearly three decades since then he has simply been the guy who ended up in the role everyone else declined. I can’t see an exec screaming “This is a fantastic script, get me Richard Gere on the phone.” Or him having any kind of serious fanbase. People might think “eh he’s alright”, but he is certainly not an opener. I think others with his level of fame, Kurt Russell for example, have more rabid fanbases.

  41. LexG says:

    Hey, man, speak for yourself.

    When RED CORNER and THE JACKAL dropped a week apart, it was like having THE RUNAWAYS and ECLIPSE super-imposed on top of each other for me.

  42. JKill says:

    I don’t get how anyone couldn’t like Gere. In the last five-ten years, he’s been pretty awesome in THE HUNTING PARTY, I’M NOT THERE, BROOKLYN’S FINEST, and CHICAGO. He’s reliably great even when you don’t count his more well known hits mentioned above. (To which I’d also include INTERNAL AFFAIRS)

    And the 80s BREATHLESS, without denigrating the original, is actually fantastic. Gere’s incredible in it. Its final scene is so spectacular and classic. It somehow finds its own way to end on an iconic note like the Godard. It’s also clearly a huge influence on Tarantino, which he’s said in a number of interviews.

  43. JKill says:

    Also, I don’t know if anyone watched Elvis Mitchell’s “Under the Influence” on TCM but Gere was on it and he was really enthusiastic about what he does and seemed like he genuinely loved movies and was very perceptive and interesting. The whole series is worth watching if you can find it.

  44. Tim DeGroot says:

    I remember when Ebert said the success of BRUCE ALMIGHTY was a vindication for Aniston. Yes, just like LIAR LIAR was a vindication for Maura Tierney.

  45. LexG says:

    Chloe Moretz is the star of that new Scorsese movie that I don’t care about????

    a) Chloe is awesome, but…

    b) As with Jennifer Lawrence now allegedly the lead in the new Oliver Stone movie… I don’t know, it’s just weird as someone who was a film major, the AWE and the SPECTER that STONE AND SCORSESE hold over me, over us… They’re HUGE, they shaped like 20 years of cinema; When I was going to film school, I’d have dreamed in like 1992 of one day writing for one of them or even working as a PA on their movies, probably wouldn’t be able to talk to those two titans in a million, zillion years.

    Then I did theater and standup and wanted to act, but the idea of acting in a bit part for either– how would you even be in the same room with those guys and not either freeze up or otherwise fail?

    So it’s just mind blowing when like some teenaged kid is all, “Yeah, whatever, I’m gonna be in a Martin Scorsese movie.” Or that young kid who got to be the lead in Coppola’s TETRO.

    And you know like most young actors, none of them really could do a FILM STUDIES DISSERTATION on the auteur theory. It’s just a gig that sounds good.

    Doesn’t that bother anyone here? Like you’re 30, 40, and you’ve never met Martin Scorsese, but a 14-year-old girl is gonna be IMMORTALIZED in Scorsese masterpiece for hundreds of years of audiences to watch?

  46. leahnz says:

    who gives a shit about an actor being able to do a film studies dissertation on the auteur theory, lex’vicious-psychopathic-scrappydoo’G?

    (that people are talking to you so casually here as if you are some normal, rational person after that EPIC psycho display in the ‘huffpo sale’ thread i just read is actually a little scary)

    “Then I did theater and standup and wanted to act, but the idea of acting in a bit part for either– how would you even be in the same room with those guys and not either freeze up or otherwise fail?” i can answer that; if that’s the extent of your talent and intestinal fortitude, then you do exactly that: fail

    “And the 80s BREATHLESS, without denigrating the original, is actually fantastic. Gere’s incredible in it. Its final scene is so spectacular and classic. It somehow finds its own way to end on an iconic note like the Godard. It’s also clearly a huge influence on Tarantino, which he’s said in a number of interviews.”

    hopefully you don’t mean that the way it sounds, jkill, that you think the 80’s ‘breathless’ remake was a huge influence on tarantino rather than godard, whom tarantino outspokenly idolises.

    (i liked ‘valhalla rising’ too. i also wonder if olyphant is eligible to shack up, i’m just stupid for that guy. i hope we get ‘justified’ at some point)

  47. LexG says:

    Leah, post a picture of yourself.

    Why not?

  48. Foamy Squirrel says:

    She already did:

    Although McD’s has since taken the pics down.

  49. leahnz says:

    “Leah, post a picture of yourself.”

    why, psycho-boy? (and that’s me right there in my little pic in the dunes at cape reinga. get out your microscope and enjoy!)

    how about you post a pic of your scalp, psycho-doo…

    or how about a pic of you in a straight jacket, since your vicious, hateful, delusional sociopathy and narcissistic victimisation disorder is so routinely and conveniently brushed under the carpet and even pandered to here, what a delicious little slice of irony that would be. “why are you in a padded cell in that photo, oh great god of assholes lexg?”; “why dear followers, it’s because i’m out of my fucking mind and yet i simply have to insist it’s all an ‘act’, that i’m a just a good-natured goofer and you dolts believe me even after i let loose with an epic hateful screed, because i say you have to! bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!” how bout a photo of you with your scalp visible while posing in a straight-jacket? a two-fer. bonus!

  50. LexG says:

    That wasn’t very nice.

    Why am I a psycho again? For calling your ass-boy Christian on his blatant lie that I e-mail him, which I handily disproved in a calm and delightful manner?

    Or for responding to an unprovoked attack on my appearance from Hollywood producer Jeffrey Boam’s Doctor, who, like you, has a lot of things to say about MY appearance, while never offering up your own. Hence, your wholesale anonymity gives you about as much credibility as me posting on a Kobe Bryant blog that he sucks at basketball and I’m better than him on the court.

    God, that I hope that ex-husband who dumped your ass is banging all kinds of younger chicks and isn’t paying you a dime.

  51. leahnz says:

    lol, are you for real?

    did you actually READ what you wrote in that hpo thread? sickening, ‘victim’ boy.

    YOU go on and on about YOUR appearance, and those of women, AD NAUSEUM

    and wrong again, moron: i left the hubby, not the other way around. do you ever get tired of being an ass? clearly not

  52. LexG says:

    Leah, also, it is an irrefutable matter of public record, undisputed even by your beloved himself, that Christian — whom you feel the need to protect from my oh-so-terrifying scalp — registered at another blog for the explicit purpose of following my posts around with vile accusations and ugly hostility. He went by the name “animal bones,” and was banned for his repeated hostilities. But, by all means, you and the C-man just keep on spraying each other with Raid like Judd and Shannon in BUG in your shared delusion that I’m the bad guy, or the one that everyone here hates.

    You in particular, most people here can’t fucking stand.

    You also must be a TERRIBLE mother.

  53. LexG says:

    “i left the hubby, not the other way around.”

    Either way, he made out like a fucking king on that deal. If nothing else, his eardrums must be grateful for the relief.

  54. leahnz says:

    aw, widdle wex is having a TANTY!

  55. christian says:

    NOBODY knows who any of you fucking nobodies are.

    Get a job at Wendy’s. They might have full bennies.

    LOVE how you tools all talk about each other like you’re the most FASCINATING sewing circle ever! KARINA! ARMOND! MANHOLA!

    You idiots DO know that you are NOBODIES, right? Bunch a wannabe film people who couldn’t hack it as screenwriters, actors, or directors. ALL OF YOU would sell your family to a Third World Nation to actually BE A STAR instead of just being a STARFUCKER.

    But you’re SOOOO above it all, all intellectual and removed and EDGY on the fringes, rolling around Silver Lake or Brooklyn or the Village in your poseur THRIFT STORE CLOTHES, TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL.

    Trust me, all the OLD FUCK critics like Maltin or Turan? They would’ve been happier being Tom Cruise than being some bookish tweedy movie watcher.

    Maybe you should all try BEING MORE TALENTED.


    Oh, and go ahead and BAN ME, Glenn Poseur. I got FIVE computers and all kinds of different emails and identities. You call me a DICK, you unleash a fucking FIRESTORM.

    I’ll be on here every fucking night talking shit about you until you apologize. BITCH.

  56. leahnz says:

    hey lex, mr. sweetness and light, did you post this on christian’s blog:




    christian, why don’t u just come out of the closet seriously, it’s cool, bro. do it. we all know you are …

    Fuck it, this fucking blog sucks dick anyway.

    Fucking total shithole run by a closeted eunech and probably 44-year-old virgin.

    Fuck this place, fuck you. BITCH.

    how delightful you are!

  57. LexG says:

    Your point, douche? Other than that you’re REALLY WEIRD if you keep a vault of all my gems? Especially ones that weren’t directed at you, for which I’ve since apologized.

    Hey, Christian, I drew a picture of a chick giving head on a desk in study hall in 11th grade circa 1989. You got a Polaroid of that in scrapbook too?

    Typical rich kid.

  58. christian says:















    YEP YEP.


  59. LexG says:

    Hey, lushnz, Christian, already copy-and-pasted that prize in another thread. Yawn. Nobody even flinched, because nobody likes Christian.

    Even McDouche and Big Perm, a veritable tag-team of witlessness who DESPISED me, thought Christian was a clown.

    Leah, do you write letters to Sascha Baron Cohen telling him he should be locked up, too? You’re incredibly easy to wind up. When instead you two lovelorn deadbeats should just be happy you found each other. Christian could use a nice elderly Sugar Mama to keep him in New Beverly merch for another decade. Since he’s never held a job.

  60. LexG says:

    Yeah, CD, congrats on copy-and-pasting a prize that got me a write-up in Defamer and three column offers across various sites. I’m sure my Twitter buddy Luke Thompson is still stifling the tears from the trauma of that blitzkrieg attack.

    Man, how stupid ARE you two? You’re like NUTS.

  61. leahnz says:

    wait, you’re comparing yourself to SBC, who’s made tv shows and movies?

    lmao. delusional

  62. christian says:

    Oh and make sure to TIP the UNEMPLOYED MIDDLE AGED, DEPRESSING BALD FAILURE on your way out.

    A TIP JAR. And again, funny, Glenn NEVER acknowledges or compliments ANY OF HIS REGULAR READERS, like a good WHORE he just takes your money and laughs all the way to the bank. Has Glenn even EVER acknowledged ANY of the comments on his bunk-ass SHITTY blog?

    You guys pay him to CONDESCEND TO YOU. Instead tell him to get a nice bookstore job like the TOTAL FAILURE he is.

  63. Foamy Squirrel says:

    So… how about that local sports team?

  64. LexG says:

    I’m doing an act, dimwit. Everyone gets this but you two. CHRIST. JESUS CHRIST. I literally give up.

  65. leahnz says:

    wait, didn’t you retire? your act is TIRED

    (the old, ‘i’m not an asshole, it’s an act!’ routine is also tired and cranky and ready to be put out to pasture with the other cows. and all that stuff in the huffpo thread was ‘an act’? yeah, right)

  66. LexG says:

    Christian, I will let the peanut gallery come to their own conclusions, but you’re just SAD, copy-and-pasting my material from other sites that have nothing to do with you. Nobody cares. Nobody is shocked. I enjoy a jaunty back and forth with Glenn Kenny on other blogs from time to time, and apologized to him for that stuff.

    Wouldn’t it be easier just to cop to being a rich kid? A rich, rich, RICH guy who’s never worked an honest day in his life. Embrace it, Christian. You’re pushing 50 and you’ve done nothing with your life.

  67. LexG says:

    Before I bow out of this out of respect for Poland, I present to the jury for the record that while they both talk a lot of shit about me,

    1) Christian still has never revealed how he manages to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world without a job.

    2) Leah has not delighted us with a picture of her menopausal, drunken single-mom ass.

    Make of both what you will.

  68. leahnz says:

    why would i put my picture on this blog, psycho-boy? because you demand it? your nasty-ass isn’t an act and we both know it. you are a nasty piece of work when your ass isn’t being kissed, and crazy people rarely realise they’re nuts

  69. Joe Leydon says:

    But some of us would really like to see your picture. Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, know what I mean?

  70. christian says:

    Nobody owes you anything comrade lex. You’re the one who wants to shed his viscera across the blogosphere. And since you’re such a sad coward that you FAILED to take me up on my offer to meet for a drink where you could find out all – well, BOW.

  71. LexG says:

    Because you criticized my appearance, which is a little unfair. You know, put up or shut up. Love to see how 20 years of Fosters and 2am booty-calls have caught up on you, since you have so much to say about what I look like.

    Where’s your kid(s?) while mommy’s having cyber-chats with Christian and yelling at me for eight hours a day? Mother of the Year!

  72. leahnz says:

    i might just email you a pic, joe

    (dear lex, you must have me confused with you, who is on here every waking moment. i haven’t been here in days… and i’m here sporadically at best)

  73. LexG says:

    Christian, so what, I don’t wanna hang out with you. God’s honest truth, I don’t really like hanging out with anybody, at all, so meeting up with some dudes from the Internet just isn’t my style. I have social anxiety. I get guys (unfortunately only guys, heh) from here and HE and Twitter and other blogs always asking, “Hey, let’s grab a beer,” and I turn 99% of them down because I have serious social anxiety problems, and in general I’m not looking for any friends or to hang out. That Don Lewis dude is still holding a grudge years on that I blew off him and LYT and McDouche, but in person, as Poland can attest, I am REALLY fucking lame. Even when I ROLL WITH WELLS (alright, one time) I sat there like a genial dork and barely said ten words.

    I’m not good with people, and I have a hard time leaving the house for things outside my routine.


  74. rossers says:

    OH MY GOD!!!

    This is so awesome

    there should be some sort of column where leahnz, lex, and christian can all go back and forth.

    and sanj should be thrown in there. even if he is a lex alter ego.

    and, dude, christian— no idea you were so acid tongued… i’m lovin it, seriously…

    keep it up guys!

    seriously— i’m into it.

  75. leahnz says:

    now we’ve reached the, ‘feel sorry for me!’ portion of the programme

    (lex, not rossers, obviously)

  76. rossers says:

    feel sorry for me

    (via passive aggression toward leahnz)


  77. LexG says:

    No, we’ve reached the OPEN BOOK portion of my INCREDIBLE AWESOMENESS. I am like TUPAC, or AXL ROSE, or Lindsay Lohan, or KURT COBAIN, in that I am super, awesomely bipolar in my shtick, and you gotta take the dark with the brilliant. ALL geniuses are like that. It’s why I have so many fans. (ie, thirty-four non-bot followers on Twitter who like my CAREER as a COMMENTER on two arcane movie blogs.)

    I am the JIM MORRISON of the Hot Blog.

  78. rossers says:


    who is the ray manzarek of the hot blog?

  79. rossers says:

    let’s talk about “the master” and “inherent vice” / megan ellison…

    PS— i feel like that dennis wilson song “mona kani” like needs to be in an IV adaption, just because…

  80. Joe Leydon says:

    Leah: Don’t tease me, you saucy wench!

  81. IOv3 says:

    Foamy, they are not having a great year, but they might get to the Tourney. If they win the CUSA tourney but that could be a stretch.

    If he’s Jim Morrison then I am calling Ray Manzarek! Excuse me as I type this hunched over my keyboard in the most bad ass way imaginable!

  82. cadavra says:

    Then I must be the Jac Holzman of the Hot Blog.

    If I may be permitted to briefly return to the original topic, I must say that Aniston is the one person who survives JUST GO WITH IT. For once, she’s not playing her usual “wacky,” Type-A ballbuster, but a nice, intelligent, NORMAL woman who seems like the type of person you’d actually want to spend the rest of your life with. The script doesn’t do her a lot of favors, but she does prove she can carry her half of a rom-com if given half a chance.

  83. LexG says:

    Brooklyn Decker, BROOKLYN DECKER… Mmmm…

    I usually like flatties but that’s the most amazing rack in years. And it’s like a HOT RACK. Whereas big of a Seyfried fan as I am, when she was topless in CHLOE I was like, “Uh, whoa, what’s with the giant natural tits? I was hoping for a small B cup.”

    Small = better. Just like my schlong.

  84. leahnz says:

    i’m afraid you lost me towards the end there, rossers…

    (joe, would i tease you?)

    “I am like TUPAC, or AXL ROSE, or Lindsay Lohan, or KURT COBAIN, in that I am super, awesomely bipolar in my shtick, and you gotta take the dark with the brilliant. ALL geniuses are like that.”

    tupac, axl, lohan, cobain, morrison, lexg…
    like they sing on sesame street, “one of these things is not like the other, one of these things does not belong”…

    (i’m sorry to be the one to inform you since i think you may actually be serious in your delusion that you’re some kind of star-crossed genius: in order to qualify for this list one would need a modicum of talent and success to begin with, not just the failure bit; in comparison to jim morrison you’re about as brilliant and genius – but perhaps as tenacious – as a huge pooh that log-jams in the bowl and just won’t flush no matter how long it’s left to soften, stubbornly clinging on for grim life)

    jennifer aniston strikes me as always having just smoked a bowl before arriving on set. i heard once that she and brad were big stony-macaronis while they were hitched, so this doesn’t help dissuade me of this notion

  85. LexG says:

    Leah, I am the most brilliant person you’ve ever encountered or exchanged words with. Even your beloved mighty James Cameron? I’m more talented than him.

    Yeah, when you step up to the plate as often as I do, you’re liable to whiff here and there, but 80% of what I say is hilarious and unique and in a just world, I’d have found a way to make money from my observations and wordplay and indelible character. Someday I will be the richest person who’s ever typed on this blog, and then as now, I will use all my effort and energy to tell everyone how AWESOME I AM. If I had Worthington-Fame, I’d be filming myself 24 hours a day banging models and being worshipped.

    I’m also going to keep six women on staff on leashes attached to stripper poles, and make them wear Burger King crowns and call me LORD and bow to me at all times.

    I am the most important person in the HISTORY of the universe. At least in my head, where everyone else is an extra.

    It has been my DESTINY to be famous since age 8.

    Which is why I will be returning to my standup roots this spring for an exclusive tour (ie, me doing open mic at the Comedy Store every other Sunday at 1am.)

  86. leahnz says:

    no kidding. well, outside your head, you’re just another wannabe asshole

  87. LexG says:

    And who are you again? A nobody. From a country half a globe away, yelling at me, who you supposedly hate, over the internet, on an LA-based movie blog, for the eight billionth time.

    What’s worse, me BEING AWESOME to the HOSANNAS OF HUNDREDS WHO SING MY PRAISES, or you clocking in like my fucking hype man after every word.

  88. leahnz says:

    wait, you’re being awesome? please point out that bit, i musta missed it.

    and where are the hundreds who sing your praises, in your head? yeah, those voices are actually you, sorry petal.

    so i’m not allowed to post on your – sorry DP’s – blog, because you are in LA and i’m not? sorry boss, didn’t realise being in LA made you the untouchable blog boy

    and that you think i’m clocking in like your hype man is particularly scary, but hardly surprising. shhhh, here’s a tip: just because i happen to post on the blog at the same time as you while i’m havin some tgif pints doesn’t mean i’m following you, crustyass

  89. LexG says:

    Can you speak American? Hey Billie Hayes, what’s with all these gross words nobody uses in America or over the age of 5? Crustyass? Chinwag? Poo? Petal? Yeah, nobody talks like that here.

    And fuck it, I’m gonna bring it FULL CIRCLE like Superman I here, and ask where I began:

    Leah, you’re a big MOVIE EXPERT who knows all about James Cameron, right? Aren’t you DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL that you’ve never STARRED in a James Cameron movie, but like Zoe Saldana and Joel David Moore have? Doesn’t that EAT YOU UP ALIVE and make you depressed and think YOUR LIFE IS WORTH NOTHING?

    CHLOE MORETZ probably didn’t even know who Martin Scorsese was when she got the call to STAR IN A MARTIN SCORSESE MOVIE. How can you live with yourself knowing you’re never going to star in a Martin Scorsese movie?

    Basically EVERYONE ON THIS PLANET who isn’t an actor should commit suicide. If I can be suicidal about not being famous, WHY ARE YOU? AND YOU? AND YOU?

    People apparently have some way to get through the day being OK with not being rich or famous. I’m literally angry every second of my life that I am not.

    And so should you.

  90. leahnz says:


  91. LexG says:

    Also HAILEE STEINFELD (cuuuuute!) just sort oops’d her way into a COEN BROTHERS MOVIE at age 14. How can that not make people angry that she is doing that, and you are doing whatever you’re doing? (Which if you’re Jeffrey Boam’s Doctor, probably means “a lot of cocaine.”)

  92. LexG says:

    When I was 14 I loved movies more than any kid in the history of the world except MAYBE Tarantino or Scorsese…

    Yay, 24 years on, am I acting in a Coen movie?

    Nope, I transcribe art house movies and softcore porn for overseas translation of their PAY CABLE versions.

    RIVETING. Where’s my white woman?

  93. leahnz says:

    why don’t you just rent one and shut the fuck up about it already

    (did it ever occur to you that the reason you haven’t made it, that you’re not acting in a coen movie or any other movie for that matter is because you’re a shit actor and mediocre comedian? christ, get a clue)

  94. LexG says:

    How would you know that? That’s like me telling you you’re a shitty prop builder or whatever the fuck you are, just because your posts on a blog annoy me. And again, I like how EVERY FACET of my being is something you’re allowed to tear into (my hair, my appearance, my abilities, whether I’m funny or not, my acting career, my income, etc), yet you don’t put up ANYTHING. What, you’re just a PERFECT, functional, happy person with no dysfunctions and no neuroses and just a GREAT LIFE? For all I know you’re a fucking bag lady, while I put my heart on my sleeve and am the OPEN BOOK about my failings.

    You don’t seem to have ANY self-deprecation or self-analysis skills. And since you’re not willing to show yourself, you should shut the fuck up about my scalp, which isn’t something I exactly CHOSE to have go bald. It wasn’t a lifestyle choice, idiot.

    Christ, lady, if you’re this into me, drop the zero (Christian) and get with the hero. You must think about me all day, every day. Sorry, I don’t bang chicks over 24.

    And I could be SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS or a skid-row street performer, no one would fucking know, since I can’t audition since I have to WORK FOR A LIVING, and HAVE worked for a living EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 14 YEARS, unlike ANYONE on this fucking blog.

    If there’s so much as ONE POSTER HERE who even knows what DIRECT DEPOSIT payroll even is, I’d be floored.

    Bunch of fucking 1099, roommate-having deadbeats.

  95. LYT says:

    “If there’s so much as ONE POSTER HERE who even knows what DIRECT DEPOSIT payroll even is, I’d be floored.”


    I also know what the current California minimum wage is, for reasons that are directly related.

  96. leahnz says:

    you don’t bang chicks over 24?

    to hear you tell it, you don’t bang chicks AT ALL, sad man

    and drop the pathetic victim routine already. you’ve said so much unsolicited nasty shit to/about me here it’s beyond a joke, even bringing my kid into it on a regular basis, which shows what an utterly classless fuckhead you are – kids are off limits for anyone who isn’t a complete jackass – and you don’t hear me whining on and on about it like a little twat.

    so SPARE me the ‘don’t talk about my scalp’ pity party, like you don’t talk about your bloody hair and scalp ad nauseum, or furthermore criticise woman’s appearances here on a regular basis. you can sure dish it out but you can’t take it. i don’t give a shit if you think your scalp is off limits, fuck your scalp. if you don’t want people to talk about it stop bringing it up all time, psycho-doo.

    re: the rest, you’re full of shit as usual. except maybe about that direct deposit payroll thing, lyt seems to have heard of it

    (oh, and i’m not a prop builder geniuses; thinking something is true because JBD wrote it in a flailing attempt to peg me is sheer folly)

  97. IOv3 says:

    1099? Deadbeats? That’s just harsh. You do make a great point about how apparently you can be ripped apart in every imaginable way because it’s apparently justified. Seriously, that makes no sense FOR ANYONE! We’ve all treated each other like shit on this blog, but does that really mean we have to keep doing it? Really? Come the fuck on.

  98. LexG says:

    You have like literally no sense of humor. (Leah)

    I know I’m not the most objective source on this, but listen to the dozens of others here who’ve hinted to you that you really do not come off well in print; Shrill, mean-spirited, contentious and unplesant, not to mention just an eyesore to look at your handiwork, where mine calls to mind the prose of the Masters.

    You don’t express your ideas with any wit or flair or lightness of spirit or penchant for creative language. You write like a crazy spinster in some 1940s western with a mouthful of chaw ranting about “varmints” while you pump your fists at your side and go “Yer darn tootin’!”

    Even this diss, this 3am throway, note how specific and colorful my imagery is, how indelible the style.

    You cannot write. There isn’t a single person here or any blog who doesn’t concede I’m an above-average writer.

    I’m a better writer than anyone who writes about film in any capacity. I really am.

  99. leahnz says:

    holy shit, narcissistic much? i don’t find your writing particularly special most of the time, sorry. you try WAAAAAAAAAY too hard.

    (and fyi i’ve had maybe a handful of people tell me i suck here – mostly you, io and jbd – not dozens, silly. you’re confusing actual people with the voices in your head again. so suck on it)

    and i don’t express my ideas with any wit or flair or penchant for creative language? i’ve actually had a few people here say otherwise, so nah nah nah nah nah nah nah. god you’re insufferable.

    (also, i’ve just sold my first screenplay that i’ve been working on in my spare time over the past couple years, so i guess somebody thinks i can write, bright spark. how many screenplays have you sold?)

  100. LexG says:

    If you spend YEARS on *one* screenplay, you can’t write.

    Is it written in all lower-case? Let me guess, it’s some feminist-slanted action bullshit about a brash crazy-lady who kicks ass with a mulleted asshole.

    How much did you get paid? I could really use the inspiration to finally commit suicide here. If it’s over 100k US– hell, if it’s over $11.97 and a pack of Trident– you may have inadvertently gotten your wish and gotten me off this blog, and this planet, forever.

    I picture you as wearing a LOT of baggy flannel shirts and acid-washed Mom jeans. And boots not heels.

    Got your accent must be annoying. Fucking New Zealand.

    And lemme guess, despite your I AM WOMAN HEAR MY ROAR feminism, you still gladly accept alimony and child support. GO SHE WOMAN GO!

  101. LexG says:

    And the thing that REALLY pisses me off is, this is some great internet flaming that’s incredibly entertaining and AWESOME and enjoyable to everyone here, but Poland’s gonna blow in in the morning and not read ANY of it and just go, “okay, move along, closing,” then riff with IO and Triple Option about mergers and acquisitions for three hours.

    When THIS is what the internet is all about.

  102. leahnz says:

    wow, just when you couldn’t be any more of an asshole, you find a whole new layer of sphincter flesh. impressive!

    (did you miss the ‘in my spare time’ part? can you actually read? see, i work on making movies and raise a kid and have a social life, sorta takes up my time, so i wrote my script IN MY SPARE TIME, like i said. perhaps IN CAPS you can comprehend it. and i got a shitload of $ for it, more if it goes into production as scheduled. so suck on that too, psycho-doo. i’m going home to snooze)

  103. LexG says:

    What a horrible person.

    “I’m going home to snooze”????? WHAT THE FUCK???? Wow, you were typing all that idiocy FROM WORK????? Another satisfied employer getting their money’s worth.

    Does cyber-blowing a geeky Fisher Stevens lookalike count as a “social life”?

    How come no one gives me a shitload of money? How come none of you work at a transcription job and have high blood pressure and suicidal thoughts?

    I’m smarter than ANY of you, why do I have the worst life?

  104. LexG says:

    Hey, Leah, when you guys cybersex, does Christian type “Skidoooooooooooooooooooooooo!” when he cums?


  105. IOv3 says:

    Always nice when people get sick of being fucked over for years. Please carry on.

    ETA: Yeah that’s a good one. Also, if you took some Jason Kaplan drugs, you could get over your social anxiety disorder but you seem to be scared of being proactive, and that’s why those drugs are so wonderful! They will cure you of your inferiority complex and social anxiety, and possibly give you a better life. Seriously, go back to the shrink, get the right pills, and you might get a cute Ukranian. You just have to try.

    Oh yeah, she wrote a script in her spare time, and sold it. I give Leah a fist in the air for that one. Most impressive.

  106. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    I am way late on this, but I have to throw in some Gere love. He’s not my favorite actor and for a while I didn’t like him much (seemed like a pretty boy with little range). But the man has done some really exceptional work over the years. Just rewatched Primal Fear last week, and he is perfect in that. Can’t imagine anyone else in the role. He also gives strong performances in Unfaithful, Brooklyn’s Finest, The Hunting Party, Chicago, and Internal Affairs. I’ve come to think he’s a talented actor who occasionally does great work. Carry on.

  107. JKill says:

    To adress Leahnz, according to this article he says he actually like the remake better than the original.

    But yeah obviously Godard is huge for him. A BAND APART. BREATHLESS. The part in MADE IN THE USA where the character draws a sqaure on the screen just like Uma does in PULP FICTION. I just think the remake kind of more literally feels like Tarantino, with the rock/pop music, comic books, and a general sense of reverence and irreverence about genre. Although, again, all those things are also present in the work of Mr. Godard’s that I’ve seen.

  108. Krillian says:

    Wow, you guys went at it all night. I’ll be E.G. Marshall sitting in my gallery, eating peanuts.

    I actually hated Gere in the 1990’s. Thought he sucked in that movie with Kim Basinger and Uma Thurman, and he made my skin crawl in First Knight. Then somewhere in there, Primal Fear, Red Corner, I started liking him, and loved him in Chicago. I wish Brooklyn’s Finest had been a better movie.

  109. Michael. says:

    Go Lex! Oh yeah, I’m a lurking Lex lackey.

  110. storymark says:

    God, another thread driven into the ground by Lex and his Nemeses.

  111. christian says:

    Leah FTW.

  112. sanj says:

    I want more special DP/30 …

    DP/30 with Lady Gaga on her music videos which are super popular on youtube

    DP/30 – the gurus of gold are wrong – real debate about
    movies they could have promoted but didn’t – so they keep
    talking about the same movies over and over

    DP/30 – actors under 20 who watch movies from 1970’s . do they like any of them ?

    DP/30 – why do AMC movies suck so much – too many repeats – who chooses these movies

  113. hcat says:

    My point above about Gere was not that he sucks, but that, similair to Aniston, he does not bring much to the table regarding box office. He was great in The Hunting Party? Super, did you rush out to see it in the theater? Did you see Chicago because Gere was in it? He is a dependable actor who occasionally shines given the oppurtunity. I agree with the poster above about Primal Fear and will add that he was just as good in Internal Affairs as well. But as far as a-list stardom is concerned (which is what we started talking about above) 1982 was the last year that the world went atwitter about a new Gere movie coming on the horizon.

  114. IOv3 says:

    Storymark, they are his troika.

    Oh yeah I could really have done without seeing Gere get blown in Brooklyn’s Finest.

  115. cadavra says:

    Gere is sort of his generation’s Robert Ryan: he’s not a big enough star to open a picture on his own, but he’s a huge talent and a class act who makes any movie he’s in a whole lot better.

  116. Krillian says:

    I would argue Richard Gere opened Pretty Woman in 1990, if Julia Roberts gave it its legs. Before that, Julia was sixth-billed in Steel Magnolias and Satisfaction, and every article about her started with “Eric Roberts’ niece…”

    Now that I’m thinking about Gere and Chicago, has Catherine Zeta-Jones gone into some sort of semi-retirement to raise her kids and help their father recover from cancer? (Never mind; answered my own question… but I miss the pre-cellphone spokeswoman CZJ.)

  117. hcat says:

    IIRC They sold the concept over the stars. As for Roberts, she may have been sixth billed in Steel Magnolia but it made her an immediate star (I think she was Oscar nominated for the role). Ask people today about Magnolias and they dont call it a Sally Field movie, they call it a Julia Roberts movie.

    At that point Gere wasn’t a big name anymore (of course that was always Touchstone’s strategy, grab a faded star or tv personality to keep the costs down) and I think this was his first actual comedy. The ‘From the Director of Beaches’ probably held more sway than Gere.

  118. leahnz says:

    just quickly, glad to see the thread has recovered, apologies for my part in monopolising the only active BYOB with a pointless wrestling match – at least it was late at night for most of you (and krillian, fwiw i wasn’t at anything “all night”, i was home in bed by 1am on a friday night – time difference – not exactly an all nighter. and i wasn’t at work either, for those who can only comprehend two destinations in one’s life, dictating one must be either at work or at home)

    re: gere, he will always be tony in ‘looking for mr. goodbar’ to me, his first perf i saw and still his most memorable role in my head all these many years later, that movie scarred me for life.

    jkill: re: the breathless remake, i did not know that, i stand corrected. quite surprising but i guess it shows to go ya… something. never assume, perhaps that’s it.

  119. Joe Leydon says:

    Whcih was very odd, when you consider that she’s actually Eric Roberts’ sister.

  120. LexG says:

    Wasn’t at home, wasn’t at work… Where the hell else do you people have computers to post from? That’s not even just for lushnz, but I see Poland and dudes all over the net saying “posting from my phone”… what the fuck is THAT? Is that like texting or something? What are you guys, Bill Gates that you need a phone that has the internet? Who the hell has THAT shit? I still use VCRs and a 1999 flip phone that looks like Hauk in Escape from New York. I RULE. Technology BLOWS.

    On topic, on the Eric Roberts tip–


    I am going to “celebrate” her 20th, if you know what I mean. SO HOT.

  121. LexG says:

    Anyone else gonna hit the Bieber movie just to ogle the teenaged girls? I’m gonna find a whole crew of them and plop right down and turn around like Flounder in ANIMAL HOUSE and go, “MMMMMMMMM, you girls here for the movie.” Hopefully they’ll put their feet up next to me. YEP YEP.

    What’s a good theater in L.A. where they have Caucasian girls? I never see WHITE TEENAGERS in Los Angeles, just kids who look like extras from EL NORTE or TOKYO DRIFT.

    I think white people stopped fucking in 1983, because there are NO YOUNG WHITE WOMEN in this city.

  122. rossers says:

    JKill: “Band of Outsiders” is the translation. gosh, I’m sure i seem like a shallow pedant right now, but i just love that movie and needed to interject.

    glad this discussion is happening, but really, Gere was so hammy and awful in brooklyn’s finest. not to mention that movie is awful.

  123. sanj says:

    i liked Richard Gere in The Hunting Party – even Jesse Eisenberg is in it


    some actors do 1 or 2 movies a year and it seems like Richard Gere is one of them…

    hey LexG – there is a DP30 with Emma Roberts

  124. LYT says:

    My favorite Gere movie is MOTHMAN PROPHECIES. Any number of actors could have done it, though.

  125. christian says:

    Call the police – pedo-alert!

    Still never watched the BREATHLESS remake which I’ll rectify since it’s on Netflix streaming. I know Tarantino liked it for the intentionally fake process shots.

  126. LexG says:

    NOMMIE NONNIE! Alright that’s enough.


  127. leahnz says:

    crap, i meant to say this in my earlier post but spaced it – no intent to derail the discussion but i feel compelled to set the record straight, rather than have lex’s delusions just be accepted as fact: the only contact christian and i have ever had is on his blog, no late night emails or anywhere else, so once again further proof that lex’s spewing nonsense has no basis in reality whatsoever, he’s terminally FoSh as per usual

    re: LYT’s pic, i adore ‘the mothman prophecies’, gere and linney are terrific in that together, a bit of a creepy little gem (and supposedly based on true accounts, not sure what to make of that, i’ve always meant to investigate but never got around to it)

  128. Triple Option says:

    Wow, I got a mention!!

    No love for Officer and a Gentleman? It’s what I picture everytime Poland threatens to toss Lex outta here, “I’ve got no place else to go!”

    Gere was voted sexiest man alive a couple of times, wasn’t he? Was it Ent Weekly or Movieline (I know, great standards of hard hitting, unbiased journalism) said he would always show up the day before shooting with only one suitcase and the script memorized. I think that’s a pretty admirable portrait one could have for himself.

    I got Netflix back in June, I believe, and now my pace has finally slowed. This is the 2nd movie in a row I’ve had over 1 week. I know I’ve been especially busy but even last fall I’d still get two hard dvd’s returned each week and one PS3 streaming. I think part of it is not feeling really amped about anything I have in my queue.

  129. LexG says:

    Officer and a Gentleman, I stated above, is one of the single greatest movies ever made. From the LOGGIA PROLOGUE to David Keith’s hanging, to all Caruso points in between…

    But why was Debra Winger ever the romantic lead in movies? She wasn’t hot at all and looked like Linda Hamilton’s annoying roommate from Terminator.

    I never get why WINGER is always some patron saint of actress integrity and we’re always bemoaning “what happened to Debra Winger???” Had all the sex appeal of Anne Ramsey.


  130. hcat says:

    TO -Enter the Void is currently streaming on Netflix, haven’t seen it yet though everyone else around here seemed to recommend it. You should also check out Good Bad and the Weird, as well as the Red Riding Trilogy. My instant queue was over a hundred titles as soon as I got the Roku box but I ended calming myself down and realizing I don’t have to watch everything in the first few months.

    oh, and Lenny just showed up in instant view as well. Its an embarrasment of riches.

  131. Joe Leydon says:

    Must strongly disagree, LexG. In Officer and Gentleman, Mike’s Murder, Cannery Row and a few other films during the ’80s — even in a couple of scenes with Jeff Daniels in Terms of Endearment — Debra Winger was several degrees hotter than hot. Of course, it helped that she had one of the greatest “Just Got Fucked” looks in the history of cinema.

  132. Joe Leydon says:

    PS: Love the moment in the Breathless remake when someone is accused of ratting out a hood named “Johnny Godard.”

  133. sanj says:

    DP – you got a lot of DP/30 except everybody from Inception … the actors must be real busy .. but you’d interviewed Ellen Page twice – so why not just call her up and ask if she’s not busy and get her buddy Leo Dicaprio do a DP/30 . Would it be bad to ask Ben Affleck on camera if he can get Jennifer Garner to do a DP/30 ?

  134. Krillian says:

    I had Julia and Emma in my head at the same time and thought I typed “sister.” What can I say.

    I keep forgetting the nz of leahnz.

    My favorite Gere line ever is still “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury… a tapdance!”

  135. cadavra says:

    One of Gere’s most overlooked fine performances is in the remake of SHALL WE DANCE? It got dumped on at the time, mainly because of J-Lo, but it was a sweet-natured little film for grown-ups that deserved better.

  136. Triple Option says:

    Thanks for the tip, hcat! Lenny I saw but none of the others. Do you know is the Red Riding series being remade or is it a completely new adaptation?

  137. JKill says:

    Rossers, yeah that slipped my mind. I think I was getting mixed up with the name of Lawrence Bender’s production comapny, although who knows?

    But yeah, it’s fantastic. I would argue that it’s a better movie to start with than BREATHLESS for Godard. To add to the Tarantino/Godard influence, the awesome dance scene feels like it probably was an influence on the Vince Vega-Mia Wallace dance in PULP. Although, my absoltue favorite of Godard, from what I’ve watched, is probably CONTEMPT, which is incredible.

    From what I’ve gathered the RED RIDING remake is being produced/written by Steve Zallian but I’m not sure what his take is since there seems to acctually be four books in the series.

  138. sanj says:

    Matt Damon’s best acting is in 30 rock – he should win an oscar for that ..

    hey DP – where is the DP/30 for Tina Fey or Alec Baldwin .. i figure Alec will just scream at you the entire time…

  139. christian says:

    Wow – Wells wrote such a revolting racist screed that he scrubbed it from his site. Blogging really brings out the worst in some folk, don’t it? Maybe it’s time to retire.

  140. Triple Option says:

    I’m almost afraid to ask, but what was it about and what brought it up?

  141. christian says:

    It was a staggeringly racist attempt (replete with an attempt to sound “street”) to point out that Mo’nique had somehow made bigots feel justified and somehow diluted Obama’s presidency. Tone-deaf and stupid as Wells usually is, and soon enough enough comments were so deadly he DELETED the entire post. This is what happens when sociopaths get too cozy in their blogging bubble. And of course this weasel fancies himself a real man.

  142. LexG says:

    I’ve been guilty of it myself, but allow me to remind the peanut gallery how much Poland just LOOOOOOVES when you guys do a “guess what (you know who) said today!” post. (That said, disappointed I missed it entirely.)

  143. sanj says:

    Tyler Perry made a play of his Madea character … why ?

    Madeas Big Happy Family The Play

    DP – have you seen this ? where is the DP/30 ?

  144. Krillian says:

    The Wells post was a reaction to AO Scott & M. Dargis’s “Hey, look how white the Oscars are this year” column and he hinted that Mo’Nique made closet bigots in Hollywood feel good about not nominating any black people this year, and somehow Obama got tied into it, like she brought race relations back to pre-2008 levels. I think. I remember the swift rebukes more vividly.

    Tyler Perry did a bunch of plays before the movies.

  145. sanj says:

    yeah but Tyler Perrys plays don’t end up on tv

    i’m not into plays … the only one i remember is death of a salesman ..which was pretty good for like a play thats like 50 years old .. Miller should have made death of salesman 2 and 3

  146. christian says:

    “I believe every word I said in that post. But I knew that the p.c. crazies would blow it up into a big ugly thing about my being racist so I figured screw it. That’s what web writing is partly about — i.e., the freedom to say “naah, forget it” 90 minutes after you publish.

    If you accept that Barack Obama’s triumph did indeed light a spiritual metaphor candle and float the boat of the whole notion of African-American transcendence, then you have NO CHOICE but to accept that other African American politicians and celebrities have the potential to lower the waters and bring the party down. That, whether it pleases fascist thug p.c. requirements or not, is what low-life Mo’Nique did in ’09. Those who weren’t afraid of p.c. dictums (i.e., myself and a few others) called her a gross presence and a pain in the ass and a common cow in the field who was looking to be paid.

    There are some, like David Poland when he’s in a brute mood, who love lecturing, sermonizing, berating, admonishing, How lovely that we’re all obliged to share the world with them.”

  147. Joe Leydon says:

    Christian: Amazing. He sent the same response to me, almost verbatim.

  148. yancyskancy says:

    sanj: Shakespeare’s stuff was pretty good for plays that are like 400 years old.

    And isn’t Madea in most all of Perry’s plays, both before and since he started making films? I believe MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY toured on stage last year and will be Perry’s latest theatrical movie later this year, not a TV movie.

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon