Weekly Ketchup: Spike Lee Reprises Do the Right Thing Role

Also, news on remakes of Godzilla and Evil Dead, and Ahnuld is back.

This Week's Ketchup features news stories about new entries in the Godzilla, Evil Dead, G.I. Joe and Bourne franchises, as well as new roles for Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, Jennifer Lopez and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This Week's Top Story

SPIKE LEE RETURNS TO BROOKLYN AS MOOKIE FROM DO THE RIGHT THING

As this writer compiles the Weekly Ketchup each Friday, sometimes it seems like many movie websites overlook some of the biggest stories. This one is definitely in that category. While many sites continued to cover last week's news about Spike Lee's involvement with the English language remake of South Korean thriller Oldboy, a potentially much bigger story didn't even always get a mention. Spike Lee has started filming an independent movie called Red Hook Summer in Brooklyn, NY and in addition to directing, he's also acting... as Mookie from Do the Right Thing. That's right, Red Hook Summer appears to be a de facto sequel to the film that many consider to be not just Spike Lee's best film, but arguably one of the best films of the 1980s. Red Hook Summer is described as a story about an Atlanta man spending the summer in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, which is also home to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood (AKA Bed-Stuy) depicted in Lee's controversial 1989 drama. Spike Lee directed, wrote, produced and starred in Do the Right Thing as Mookie, a young pizza delivery man caught in the middle of a racial incident at Sal's Pizzaria (where he works). That's one way to describe Do the Right Thing, but the reason it's considered a modern classic is that the film succeeds even without the socio-political elements. So, the question now is whether Red Hook Summer has what it takes to live up to the promise of being an implied Do the Right Thing sequel/spin off/whatever-it-is? There's also no word yet as to whether other Do the Right Thing costars will also be returning (such as, say, Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Rosie Perez or Martin Lawrence).

Fresh Developments This Week

#1 JOHNNY DEPP'S PRODUCING NIGHT STALKER AND PAUL REVERE MOVIES

Walt Disney Pictures is looking to keep their Jack Sparrow in-house by aligning with Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company on two ambitious movie projects that Depp is likely to star in. The two projects are a big screen adaptation of the classic (but short lived) 1970s supernatural thriller TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and a historical drama about Paul Revere's Midnight Ride. The Night Stalker project is described as an adaptation of the original 1972 TV movie that led to the reporter character of Carl Kolchak (as played by Darren McGavin) getting his own TV show. Kolchak: The Night Stalker featured a different supernatural-themed investigation every week, but that TV movie's story was all about a serial killer that Kolchak suspects might actually be a real vampire. If Depp's Night Stalker sticks with that story, it can be seen as something of a follow up to the Dark Shadows movie (also based on an early 1970s cult hit TV show) in which Depp is playing the vampire Barnabas Collins (directed by Tim Burton... of course). As for the Paul Revere project, the movie is expected to focus on the 24 hour period in April, 1775, during which Boston silversmith Paul Revere made his ride from Charlestown to Lexington to warn the provincial congress (and all other Revolutionary forces he met along the way) of the incoming British advance. Johnny Depp and his coproducer are currently looking for screenwriters to work on both projects.


#2 HAWKEYE AND THE INCREDIBLE HULK FACE OFF IN THE BOURNE LEGACY

It's been known for a while that Jeremy Renner will be following up his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers with yet another franchise entry: The Bourne Legacy. Rather than playing Matt Damon's role of Jason Bourne, Jeremy Renner will be playing another government assassin trained by a department even more nefarious and dangerous than Bourne's. It?s been known for a while that Rachel Weisz will be playing the new agent's love interest. This week, however, brought news of who is in talks for the role of the film's villain, and it's Edward Norton. If Norton signs, The Bourne Legacy will potentially be the answer to a future trivia contest. Before Jeremy Renner signed on to play Hawkeye in The Avengers, Edward Norton was at one time expected to reprise the role of Dr. Bruce Banner from The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk production was the focus of many media stories involving the script, which Edward Norton reportedly rewrote (although he wasn?t credited by the WGA in the end). We may never know the exact answer to how it happened, but Mark Ruffalo was eventually cast as Banner/Hulk instead of Edward Norton. Anyway, back to The Bourne Legacy, Tony Gilroy (Duplicity, Michael Clayton), who also cowrote the first three Bourne movies, will be directing the fourth movie this fall for Universal Pictures, from a script he cowrote with his brother Dan Gilroy (Two for the Money; cowriter of The Fall).


#3 EVIL DEAD 4 IS FINALLY, REALLY, ACTUALLY HAPPENING

For horror fans, there may have been really only one news item worth even mentioning this week. It started with a tweet from actor Bruce Campbell, "Believe in the remake, dawg!" The remake Campbell was talking about is the movie that has sometimes been called Evil Dead 4. The news that pre-production is starting in Detroit ends an 18 year wait that began the day after Army of Darkness came out in 1993. Sam Raimi is handing the directing job off to young Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez, for whom Evil Dead 4 (or whatever it's eventually called) will be his feature debut, following a couple of shorts including one called Panic Attack!. Fede Alvarez also cowrote the remake script with his Panic Attack! cowriter Rodo Sayagues. However, their script is now getting another rewrite from a surprise source: Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer's Body). Although no plot details are known yet, as a remake, we can guess that it will probably be about someone finding a book called the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis in a remote cabin, which then leads to the unleashing of "deadites," which are reanimated body parts and corpses possessed by evil spirits. The original Evil Dead producing team of Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are all shepherding the project through Ghost House Pictures, and Lionsgate is handling international sales for the film's eventual release. There's also a strong chance that Bruce Campbell will appear in the remake in some form, although it's not yet known if he will be playing Ash, or some other character. Finally, you can click here to see the short film Panic Attack! that inspired Raimi, Tapert and Campbell to entrust Alvarez with their most cherished horror franchise. There's no animated deer heads, but it's still pretty cool.


#4 HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER'S BIG THREE ARE THE DARK KNIGHT, MAN OF STEEL AND... GODZILLA

Screenwriter David Goyer may have started with movies like Kickboxer 2: The Road Back, Demonic Toys and the TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, but he really did work his way up to the big time. Later on, he worked on movies like Dark City and the three Blade movies, and today he is working with director and producer Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Batman and Superman are obviously larger-than-life characters, but Goyer's next movie has them beat, handily. He has signed with Legendary Pictures (the studio also behind those superhero franchises) and Warner Bros to do a rewrite of the reboot of Godzilla. Screenwriter David Callaham (cowriter of Doom, The Expendables) wrote the first draft, which David Goyer will now rewrite. Movie fans understandably may have bad vibes about Godzilla, following the critically-panned disaster of a movie that was the 1998 Godzilla. However, this new Godzilla relaunch project is expected to have nothing in common with that film except a title and a coproduction credit with Toho, the Japanese company behind the classic monster franchise. Normally, this might be the part where I explain what Godzilla is about, but really, if I have to do that... you're reading the wrong column. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros hope to have Godzilla ready to stomp back into theaters possibly as soon as 2013.


#5 MICHAEL CHIKLIS AND JENNIFER LOPEZ MAY JOIN JASON STATHAM IN PARKER

Parker is the name of the latest movie based upon the criminal anti-hero character created by author Donald E. Westlake in a series of novels. Previous movies based on the character (but frequently with a different name) include Point Blank, The Outfit and Payback. It has been known for a while that Parker will be directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil's Advocate). However, enough casting news has happened since Parker was last mentioned in this column that it's definitely time for an update. First off, the role of Parker himself will be played by Jason Statham, star of the Transporter and Crank franchises. Jennifer Lopez recently started negotiations to play Parker's love interest. And this week, Michael Chiklis, AKA Vic Mackey from The Shield, signed on to play Parker's nemesis. Although the nature of Chiklis' character isn't precisely known yet, many online fans this week have expressed hope that this will be an opportunity for Chiklis to flex his tougher, meaner acting muscles. Filming of Parker starts in New Orleans next month.


#6 ERIC NORTHMAN FROM TRUE BLOOD STICKING WITH THE VIKING THING

Some actors have a niche, and they just stick with what gets them steady work. It's such an obvious fact that it's probably not even worth mentioning. Consider Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Eric Northman, the former Viking vampire in HBO's True Blood, for example. When Thor was casting up, there was a good while when Skarsgard was in the running, and was considered by many fans to be the obvious choice, because, really, who else could Marvel possibly cast? When the guy who played Kirk's dad in Star Trek got the role instead, many people were frankly dumbfounded. People thought "Norse" and "blonde" and "tall," and Alexander Skarsgard seemed like almost the only choice (sorry, Tyler Mane!). That notion stuck around when his dad was cast in Thor, and he wasn't. Well, Alexander Skarsgard's big screen Viking ship came in this week with the news that he is attached to star in and produce a Warner Bros "epic" with the working title of The Vanguard. Skarsgard will play one of two Viking brothers who are banished to North America, and so they must spend the rest of the movie attempting to get back home to Sweden (Skarsgard is himself Swedish). Screenwriter Chris Boal, who doesn't yet have any produced movies to his credit, is working on the script. This was a big week for Chris Boal, because he also signed another deal with Warner Bros to work on an untitled ancient war epic about Roman general Gaius Julius Caesar, who went on to become Rome's first, you know... Caesar. Warner Bros is seeing the project as a two movie franchise with the first movie ending with Caesar taking control of Rome, and the second movie would address the rest of his life (Cleopatra, "Et Tu, Brutus?", etc). Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), who is also directing the Clash of the Titans sequel for Warner Bros, is attached to direct the first Julius Caesar movie.

Rotten Ideas of the Week

#3 ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S WILL-HE-WON'T-HE RETURN TO MOVIES DRAMA ENDS WITH THE LAST STAND

The year 2011 has seen Arnold Schwarzenegger at the center of a rollercoaster ride revolving around the question of how he will make his return to movies after several years as the Governor of California. The year started with several different projects being mentioned, including a possible movie based upon a planned animated TV series called The Governator (in which he would have played a superhero who fights crime alongside Maria Shriver and their four kids). However, that was all before Schwarzenegger's extramarital misadventures were made public in May, which very quickly led to Schwarzenegger announcing that he was putting his acting career on hold. Just two months was apparently long enough for Schwarzenegger to recover, because this week Lionsgate announced that the Austrian Oak will indeed make his return in The Last Stand. Schwarzenegger will play ex-LAPD officer Sheriff Owens, whose sleepy border town surprisingly becomes the last line of defense against a fugitive drug kingpin who is speeding towards Mexico with a car full of hostages and violent gang members. The Last Stand will also mark the English language debut of Korean thriller director Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters). This story is Rotten for other reasons, too, but the clincher was a comment from Kim Jee-Woon, which seems to be trying a bit too hard to draw a connection to one of the best action films of all time. Here's what he had to say, "[It's] kind of a combination of Die Hard and High Noon where (the latter) was about protecting something very important that needs to be protected, while Die Hard is a very drawn-out, long process that almost kills someone in the process. So my film will be something that has to be very well protected and, in the process, we almost die protecting it in a way."


#2 RAY STEVENSON TO BE VILLAINOUS AS FIREFLY IN G.I. JOE 2

Ray Stevenson is one of those fan favorite actors who unfortunately also frequently signs on for movies that he seems too good for. Stevenson arguably made his reputation playing Titus Pullo on the HBO series Rome, and his filmography also includes roles in King Arthur, The Book of Eli, The Other Guys, The Vampire's Assistant, Thor (as Volstagg) and of course, as the third Punisher star in Punisher: War Zone. His next movie role will be Porthos in this fall's The Three Musketeers, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (the Resident Evil guy, not the Boogie Nights guy). This week, Stevenson added yet another potentially disappointing movie to his filmography by signing with Paramount to play the villain Firefly in G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes. Like returning characters Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, Firefly is described as a "ninja master," as well as an expert saboteur. Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes) and Lee Byung-hun (Storm Shadow) are the only cast members expected to return. In addition to Ray Stevenson, the other new cast members revealed thus far include D.J. Cotrona (Flint), Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), RZA (Blind Master) and Elodie Yung (Jinx). Director Jon M. Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D) will start filming G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes later this summer, from a script by the Zombieland team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Paramount Pictures has scheduled G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes for release in August, 2012.


#1 THE AKIRA REMAKE MAY GET AN UNKNOWN DIRECTOR

Back in May, Albert Hughes, codirector of The Book of Eli, From Hell and Menace II Society with his brother Allen, dropped out of Warner Bros' planned live-action adaptation of the manga series Akira. Now, Warner Bros is in talks with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan) to take on the adaptation instead. Movie fans probably best know Akira as the basis for the 1988 anime film of the same title, which regularly tops critics' lists as either the best, or one of the best, anime films of all time. Akira tells the story of two teenage motorcycle gang members who become involved with a secret government experiment that causes one of them to become a super-powered mutant with catastrophic mental abilities. The project has been the subject of much fan outrage for a variety of reasons. One issue is the idea of adult actors like Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling being considered. Besides age, there's also the question of Akira being Anglicized, with the setting changed from Neo Tokyo to Neo Manhattan. Besides all that, there's the very idea of doing a de facto live action remake of Akira at all. Specific to this news, there's also Jaume Collet-Serra's Tomatometer record to consider, which is entirely rated "Rotten," with his best reviewed film (Unknown) only getting a Tomatometer score of 56%. For so many reasons, Warner Bros' continued efforts for a live action Akira movie is the week's most Rotten Idea.

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Comments

Dave J

Dave J

Call me crazy, but I've always thought Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing?" was slightly overrated! I like the song "Fight The Power" but the film is kinda plotless with a race message that seems somewhat hypocritical!

Jul 15 - 03:52 PM

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Your right in a sense about Do the Right Thing being hypocritical . . . in a sense. It was a lot of races over-reacting to one another and I though that was tragic. The White Cops put Radio Raheem in a Choke-hold and killed him and then the little Spike Lee fella threw the trashcan through the window . . . it was devastating. The denouement to a long hot summer. The city is like a pressure-cooker, that's how I felt when I was living there--as a result it feels like things will explode because all you see are buildings and no trees, no blue sky, no mountains. The City kills the human spirit . . . and causes humans to "overreact" . . . in my opinion.

Jul 15 - 05:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I agree about the hot weather creating tensions amongst the neighborhood, but the only possible pizza parlor which serves nice cold drinks were trashed by Mookie makes the movie even less sense!

Jul 18 - 04:16 PM

Christopher256G

Christopher Greffin

I won't call you crazy but I think you have sh*t taste in film. Do the Right Thing is an absolute masterpiece, one of the best films of the last 25 years.

Jul 15 - 08:05 PM

Dave J

Dave J

@Christopher256G-------You say it's one of the best films in the last 25 years but by laying it on the surface, Spike gets employed by Danny Aiello and even serves pizza to anybody, no matter if he's African American or a Caucasion then gets his place thrashed started by Mooky(an ungrateful shmuck who should've been the last person in the world to smash his place up). Does this make any sense to you! Why would any race should hire Mooky again if he can become hostile over misunderstandings or miscommunications! Then Mooky sits on the crosswalk like he didn't do anything wrong who should've been charged with vandalism, who now doesn't have a pizza place establisment happening around the area- all thanks to Mooky! Why would anybody want to open a pizza joint around that particular area!

Jul 18 - 12:56 PM

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Matanuki .

Ok. Crazy. ;-)

Jul 16 - 04:01 AM

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John Noto

Plotless? Really?

Jul 16 - 11:43 AM

Why So Serious ..

Why So Serious .

I'm not surprised about "Do The Right Thing", must people (black and white) truly didn't understand it either, though that's the first time I've heard hypocritical. Up to this point I didn't think that was possible in a Movie. But it wasn't until I read the screen play, I felt I got a true understanding of what Spike was getting at. I think it's about the inherent ignorance that surrounds us all, the dark nature in people that was given a outlet. A lot of time people believe Spike is just a pro black activist who delivers one message ‚??there‚??s racism and injustice and that‚??s that‚?? but from this movie I saw him as a person who used ‚??this‚?? film to hold a mirror up to a culture he felt a strong connection to. In the underlying theme Spike makes his boldest statement to date, more than anything else this film is a critique.

Jul 18 - 10:10 AM

Dave J

Dave J

I just don't quite understand why Mooky would trash the establishment that serves and hires African Americans when at the same time the rest of the cast seem to be unemployed!

Jul 18 - 02:05 PM

Dave J

Dave J

All Mooky had to do was to tell the other guy to turn the ghetto blaster down or turn it off since he was in Sal's house but chose to create havoc instead- it would be common courtesy!

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00 - Well, that surely is a hell of a lot more promising that an Oldboy remake, which I still consider to be a travesty.
01 - Really, really fucking tired of Depp. I'm sorry, he's a great actor, but I've absolutely no desire to see him in anything, ever again.
02 - This is really cool, Norton and Renner are both great actors and watching Norton play the villain is always nice.
03 - I am 100% against this and I don't care if god himself becomes real and tells me that this remake is a good idea. Fuck this, if it ain't Bruce Campbell, I'm not interested.
04 - I have faith in this. It's not that hard, really, make a big fucking Godzilla that smashes shit and breathes fire.
05 - Statham and Chiklis are cool, fuck Lopez. Hopefully she drops/is dropped out so they can get someone with actual acting skills.
06 - YES! We haven't had a good Viking epic since The Vikings (and let's be honest: "good" is stretching it). Holding my breath for this one.
07 - Why is this Rotten? The director makes amazing movies and Conan can pull off being an old cop fighting the Cartel... what's not to like?
08 - Meh. I'm not gonna even watch that shit, just like I'm never going to see TF3.
09 - This... makes me a sad panda.

Jul 15 - 04:02 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I agree about the 'cop against Cartel' film which looks like something I'd pay to watch, speaking as an action dude! That there was supposed to be a Rambo film made about the Cartels, but the rumor mill has it that some people were threatened for partaking it- it was something along the lines of that anyway resulting to scraping the whole project altogether!

Jul 15 - 04:16 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Really? I didn't know that. Was it for Rambo 5 or one of the earlier ones?

Jul 15 - 05:20 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Rambo IV . . . was supposed to have the drug Cartels / in Rambo II, Stallone killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Vietnam; in Rambo 3, Rambo killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Afghanistan; in Rocky IV the EVIL RUSSIAN killed Apollo Creed but Rocky beat the EVIL RUSSIAN.// in Lethal Weapon 2 the EVIL SOUTH AFRICANS killed Martin Riggs' wife.]]]The Watcher says he's Russian AND South African . . . and The Movies demonstrate that Russia AND South Africa are the Worst Places on Earth.

Jul 15 - 05:36 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Good thing then that most people know that movies are just movies -__-

Jul 15 - 05:41 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

I am not looking forward to this Godzilla movie.I do not care what anyone says,but get rid of David S. Goyer......NOW!!!!

Jul 15 - 06:00 PM

Sean Y.

Sean Y.

So you'd rather just leave the original screenplay, by a writer whose main credits are Doom and The Expendables, as it is? Or would you suggest someone else for a re-write?

Jul 15 - 07:48 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Goyer is great when he's just writing, he sucks at directing.

Jul 15 - 08:08 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Well,you've got a point there.But I'm hoping he doesn't screw up.

Jul 16 - 11:42 AM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

No Bruce Campbell as Ash, no Raimi as director and Diablo Cody as the screenwriter? This should be the most rotten idea of the year so far. I was in total dismay when I read this in deadline earlier in the week. Diablo Cody is overrated, Juno was a snappy sarcastic teenager...wow, first one to ever live! And Jennifer's body as her horrir credit? Yeah, give her the most anticipated 4th part for horror fans and why not, make it a reboot? I was hoping it'd appear in the rotten news this week here but alas.

Jul 15 - 10:47 PM

Marjeez

Mar Jeez

Agreed. I bet most of us here excited as all hell when we saw the announcement, but when we read into it... I mean I can live without Raimi directing since he will be producing, but no Bruce Campbell as Ash is a complete killer. This isn't the Evil Dead I know..

Jul 16 - 03:05 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

On the Evil Dead note, would you be at least a bit excited if Raimi was directing? :D

Jul 15 - 11:29 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

I know you are not asking me. But without Bruce Campbell this just can't be The Evil Dead.

Jul 16 - 12:01 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Yes, you know I actually would. I'd consider it a re-imagining by the same director who started it all. But it's not Raimi, so it's a shameless fucking cash-in.

Jul 16 - 12:02 AM

Jacob

Jacob Grimm

We already got that when Raimi directed Evil Dead II, essentially. I can live without him directing it but it's going to be a hard sell knowing Cody is anywhere near the script.

Jul 17 - 03:41 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Why does everybody hate Diablo Cody so much? She's made like 2 movies Juno and Jennifer's Body, neither of which is horrible for what they were. I'd watch Juno over 90% of the hipster indie's out there and I'd watch Jennifer's Body over 90% of the teen horror comedies out there. So where does all the hate come from? If Raimi's not going to do it (Which he's not) and you're not going to get Spielberg (Which you aren't) I can't really think of anyone realistic who's going to be surefire better. Throw out some names and like I said, keep it realistic Christopher Nolan or Peter Jackson are not going to do The Evil Dead, I don't give a shit how much you pay him.

Jul 18 - 09:05 AM

Premo Beat

John Noto

Bigbrother- After King Kong and Lovely Bones, I don't think studios are as likely to give PJ gigantic budgets for non-Tolkien adaptations. I hope he does another Dead Alive/Evil Dead type movie.

Jul 18 - 11:52 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

They still give The Ratt and Joe Johnston big money after several failures I think they can spare a few duckits to give PJ another shot especially if The Hobbit is as big as everyone is expecting.

Jul 20 - 07:16 AM

Dave J

Dave J

I agree about the 'cop against Cartel' film which looks like something I'd pay to watch, speaking as an action dude! That there was supposed to be a Rambo film made about the Cartels, but the rumor mill has it that some people were threatened for partaking it- it was something along the lines of that anyway resulting to scraping the whole project altogether!

Jul 15 - 04:16 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Really? I didn't know that. Was it for Rambo 5 or one of the earlier ones?

Jul 15 - 05:20 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Rambo IV . . . was supposed to have the drug Cartels / in Rambo II, Stallone killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Vietnam; in Rambo 3, Rambo killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Afghanistan; in Rocky IV the EVIL RUSSIAN killed Apollo Creed but Rocky beat the EVIL RUSSIAN.// in Lethal Weapon 2 the EVIL SOUTH AFRICANS killed Martin Riggs' wife.]]]The Watcher says he's Russian AND South African . . . and The Movies demonstrate that Russia AND South Africa are the Worst Places on Earth.

Jul 15 - 05:36 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Good thing then that most people know that movies are just movies -__-

Jul 15 - 05:41 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Top Story:

Yawn

Fresh:

#1 - Dark Stalkers + Tim Burton + Johnny Depp = Best movie of the year! It's also nice to hear Burton is working with Michelle Pfiefer again! This'll probably be Burton's best movie since...Sweeney Todd & Charlie & the Chocolate Factory :D

Woops, missed the point of the idea XD

#2 - Hoorah

#3 - Need to see the first Evil Dead movies, & bad.

#4 - Ugh, Thank you, Godzilla could use a reboot, because the original one almost put me to sleep.

#5 - Yawn

#6 - TL:DR

Rotten:

All yawn

Jul 15 - 04:19 PM

Sean Y.

Sean Y.

By original, are you referring to the 1954 movie? Or are you thinking of the 1998 Roland Emmerich one?

Jul 15 - 07:50 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

The 1998 one. Damn my poor choice of words.

Jul 15 - 08:27 PM

Sean Y.

Sean Y.

Lol, I was thinking, "that was far from the original one." Yeah, the CGI was good, but pretty much everything else about it was pretty bad. Except maybe Matthew Broderick.

Jul 15 - 10:06 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Hey Greg, you forgot to mention Josh Brolin is in talks to play the lead in Lee's Oldboy remake!

Is anybody else really worried that they are remaking Evil Dead? This is not the Evil Dead 4 that fans have been wishing and hoping for for over fifteen years. I want Raimi and Campbell and lots of blood 'n' guts on a really low budget. That is what Evil Dead is about!

Goyer can be a solid screenwriter when working with good material, so I see him as a plus for rewriting the Godzilla script (especially since the current draft was from the guy who wrote Doom.... *shudders*).

I love Arnold, but this just sounds awful, and the kind of movie that kills what is left of his career. He should have got with Stallone for The Expendables 2 as a main character.

Everytime they release something new about this Akira movie, it sounds a little bit worse.



Jul 15 - 04:32 PM

CoreyG

Corey Gallagher

"Everytime they release something new about this Akira movie, it sounds a little bit worse."

You mean a lot worse.

Jul 15 - 04:49 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I'm a fan of the understatement!

Jul 15 - 06:24 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I hate how everyone involved is calling Evil Dead (4) a "remake". They already HAD a remake - it was called Evil Dead 2 - and the original is still better.

Jul 16 - 11:41 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Yeah, I think many people forget that Evil Dead 2 was simultaneously a remake and a sequel.

Jul 16 - 11:54 AM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

The thing is, when the news broke out they did say it was going to be a remake and that another actor would play Ash. So whoever broke the news was the one who labeled it a remake. Even Bruce Campbell said it was a remake. We are calling it a remake cause it basically is a remake.

Jul 17 - 08:35 PM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Finally, this Warner Bros.-owned website is honest about the Warner Bros. remake project Akira.

I can recall RT still saying continuing on with the Akira project was a fresh idea, even after Hughes left. Glad to see some honesty here, rather than continuing to suck up to its parent company's pet project.

Jul 15 - 04:48 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I don't remember the Akira remake ever being fresh. And Warner Bros doesn't "own" RT (it's Time Warner, not WB) anymore than Time Warner owns Time Magazine. Owning something means controlling it and its content - RT just has a parent company but they're still doing their own thing.

Jul 15 - 05:22 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

once again the EVIL RUSSIAN from EVIL SOUTH AFRICA gives us erroneous information.
You owe US AN APOLOGY about supplying AK-47 Weapons to the North Vietnam . . . (RUSSIANS are worse than NAZI WAR CRIMINALS)/// you also owe us an apology for putting ICBM Nuclear Warheads off the coast of CUBA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotten_Tomatoes
"Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films ? widely known as a film review aggregator. Its name derives from the clichť of audiences throwing tomatoes and other vegetables at a poor stage performance. The company is currently owned by Flixster, itself owned by Warner Bros. since May 2011."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/04/warner-bros-rotten-tomatoes-flixster

"Hollywood studio Warner Bros has acquired movie discovery service Flixster, which owns film review website Rotten Tomatoes, and intends to expand the business into the area of "digital content ownership".

Warner Bros Home Entertainment acquired Flixster for an undisclosed sum. Reports previously valued the business, which has more than 25 million users worldwide a month, at between $60m and $90m (£36m and £54m).

Rotten Tomatoes was previously owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. In January last year News Corp sold Rotten Tomatoes to Flixster in return for a minority stake of about 20%."

Jul 15 - 05:44 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

You're such an idiot that it boggles the mind, really.

Jul 15 - 08:09 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Lol what the hell are you talking about Gordon?

Jul 15 - 11:26 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Ok, I never drop the F-bomb without self-censoring it. But enough with the fucking hate speech, Gordon! For real. Before, you were just an annoying troll talking Busey-without-the-fun rambles. Then you added copy/paste and contradicting your previous statements. Now - in order to continue upping your crazy - you've added hate speech in MULTIPLE aritcles against people you (wrongly) assume are white, along with anti-Russian/South African?! Seriously, fucking stop. I cannot BELIEVE they haven't banned you from this site for that shit. I know you're too drunk with attention to really take a look at yourself, but you really should. Oh, and don't message me (again) with the number of views you have. In fact, don't message me at all ever.

Jul 16 - 11:49 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

NOAH . . . its more satire than hate (humor is meta-cognitive . . . its taking pre-known information and going bananas with it.) WEISENHEIMER, this guy THE WATCHER said I didn't know my own history. It was INSANE. I never heard of that before. /// No Thing I have said is untrue, dude. and on The Sheild (Season 3) an EVIL RUSSIAN dude was cutting-off the feet of Americans; in Born American, EVIL RUSSIANS kidnapped Americans that stumbled-across the Alaskan Border. RED DAWN the EVIL RUSSIANS invaded America. WHY ARE ARE ALL OF THESE ANTI-RUSSIAN movies and TV shows made? //// (because . . . there MUST BE SOME truth to the matter)./ INVASION USA . . .CHUCK NORRIS had to kill THE EVIL RUSSIANS. in FAIL SAFE (with Henry Fonda) the EVIL RUSSIANS blew-up Manhattan. In THE DAY AFTER, the EVIL RUSSIANS launched a nuclear attack against America. NO WAY OUT (with Kevin Costner) had an EVIL RUSSIAN spy . . .even though the Gene Hackman was pretty evil./

(again, there are too many movies about Evil Russians; why?//there must be some truth). ///its more SATIRE than hate. Humor is meta-cognitive

Jul 16 - 12:08 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

1) I'm sorry, but your comments are not satire. You've been shooting him down a bunch by blasting him for being Russian. I'm glad YOU think it's funny, but no one else does. So stop. 2)You SAY it's satire, then back up your hate speech by saying there has to be truth to it due to all the Russians being villians in movies. Uh, dude? Hollywood didn't use it because it's "truth", they use it because at the time it might be topical (see most of the villians from the 70s-80s. Same with how the Middle East was used for a lot of villians lately (but due to backlash, they backed off of that somewhat). 3)On The Shield, the man you were referring to is Armenian. Funny how someone as smart as you doesn't know the difference. Weird.

Jul 16 - 12:21 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Why do you care what I write about anyway? (its nuts). It nobody thought one way or the other about what I write then why do my page views go up twenty points.// the guy on The Shield was "imported" from another country and The Chick who had sex with Mackey after Mackey shot "The Russian Dude" (for lack of a better term) was Russian.// well, The Watcher totally offended me by saying I didn't know my own country's history; its jacked-up considering my ancestor's first cousin wrote the Deceleration of Independence. . . . its pretty offensive for some punk telling me I don't know about slavery in my own country. 20 GENERATIONS (237 years dived by 20 years [ a generation equals 20 years]) of Americans of African Descent were legally disallowed to read or write . . . and here I am writing and then I have a White guy telling me to stop writing when I have . . . (yeah yeah yeah) Sixty Two Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Eight page views and have uploaded over Eleven Thousand different images single-highhandedly). Gordon's museum has 11,000 different movie-posters, stills, photos, paintings click on my pictures here on R-T to see them. (now . . . I'm going to see HARRY POTTER and the Deathly Hallows part 2 because DJ MARK'S posts persuaded me.) BUZZ OFF Noah . . . take your wife and kids to the beach or something or whatever the heck it is you do.///and why is what I talk about important to you anyway . . . there are about 50 other regular commentators on this site?

Jul 16 - 12:41 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

The only reason The Watcher called you out on that was because you played the race card in the first place - against someone you assumed was white, who ended up being black - so nice one. It's hilarious you keep talking about how many views you have. I guess you don't know the difference between someone being popular vs. someone with ironic fame. I do talk to other RT members. Why have I currently focused on you? Because you are spewing hate speech. My original post on this addressed just that. Even IF it was your attempt at humor, it's no different than other racist jokes that aren't funny. By the way, 1)quite assuming I'm white with nothing to base it on, 2)why does it matter what color I am? I don't hate your words because of race, I hate them because they are loud and destructive - or pointless at best. Oh, and the fact that you responded so quickly to my comments instead of taking time to reflect on the validity of my words just proves how you aren't here to learn but to feed your need for attention.

Jul 16 - 12:57 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Every time you bring up your 60,00 page views as an argument, it reminds me of Will Ferrill screaming "I drive a Dodge Stratus!!" Both don't win arguments, prove nothing, and are ridiculous.

Jul 16 - 12:59 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I never said you didn't know your own history, you fucking imbecilic idiot, I told you to shut the fuck up about it, because other nationalities had it a lot worse. But I'm talking to a wall, it's completely obvious that you're an un-educated moron.

Jul 16 - 03:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Also, the fact that you have reproduced saddens me... I feel very sorry for your children, Gordon, they deserve a father who isn't batshit insane. This isn't a joke or an insult, this is me being sincere.

Jul 16 - 03:54 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Sadly he thinks that because he has a lot of profile views and friends he's right and everyone agrees with all the idiocy he spews. So whatever you tell him is wrong instantly.

Jul 17 - 09:50 AM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Yes, Time Warner has taken ownership of it. And Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. Once Time Warner took control of RT, Akira has been a fresh idea at least twice. I clearly remember that the blurb about Warner Bros. continuing to proceed with the Akira project after Hughes left was either under Fresh, or a Top Development. It was under a positive branch, and I complained that it should be under rotten. Sure, generally speaking, just because a corporation is the parent company doesn't mean they're going to get their fingers all in the mix. But, come on, this is American entertainment we're talking about. This is Hollywood. There's all sorts of micro-managing, almost suffocating control of what is said about their own products. Just look at all the "special features" on big Hollywood movies. They're all just phony, puff pieces full of b.s. There's very little honesty to be found in those making-of featurettes. Just go looking back through the recent Weekly Ketchups. I've seen Warner Bros. projects and products being ridiculously touted as fresh, since Time Warner took ownership.

Jul 16 - 01:13 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Excellent investigative reporting Stepping Razor (in a sense); I remember whenever 60 MINUTES covered a book, the book happened to be published by Simon and Shuster a subsidiary of a parent-company that owns CBS-TV./// HEY, as long as TIME-WARNER preserves the Eleven Thousand movie posters and movie-stills I've uploaded to my page here on R-T I am very happy. That means for the past year and a half I've click-click-clicked 11 THOUSAND times to put-up my pictures. At least tens of thousands of people may have checked them out; that was most important, that people from all over the world can access my museum of movie posters here on R-T./// AKIRA is a fresh idea though (an opinion). . . a lot of people are interested in it--people here on R-T are CRAZY over comic-books and animated entertainment.

Jul 16 - 12:18 PM

Brian B.

Brian Bunch

Well I was very much put off by there twitter post about the new sherlock holmes movie. Which is by warner

Jul 16 - 09:06 PM

CoreyG

Corey Gallagher

"Everytime they release something new about this Akira movie, it sounds a little bit worse."

You mean a lot worse.

Jul 15 - 04:49 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I'm a fan of the understatement!

Jul 15 - 06:24 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Really? I didn't know that. Was it for Rambo 5 or one of the earlier ones?

Jul 15 - 05:20 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Rambo IV . . . was supposed to have the drug Cartels / in Rambo II, Stallone killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Vietnam; in Rambo 3, Rambo killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Afghanistan; in Rocky IV the EVIL RUSSIAN killed Apollo Creed but Rocky beat the EVIL RUSSIAN.// in Lethal Weapon 2 the EVIL SOUTH AFRICANS killed Martin Riggs' wife.]]]The Watcher says he's Russian AND South African . . . and The Movies demonstrate that Russia AND South Africa are the Worst Places on Earth.

Jul 15 - 05:36 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Good thing then that most people know that movies are just movies -__-

Jul 15 - 05:41 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I don't remember the Akira remake ever being fresh. And Warner Bros doesn't "own" RT (it's Time Warner, not WB) anymore than Time Warner owns Time Magazine. Owning something means controlling it and its content - RT just has a parent company but they're still doing their own thing.

Jul 15 - 05:22 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

once again the EVIL RUSSIAN from EVIL SOUTH AFRICA gives us erroneous information.
You owe US AN APOLOGY about supplying AK-47 Weapons to the North Vietnam . . . (RUSSIANS are worse than NAZI WAR CRIMINALS)/// you also owe us an apology for putting ICBM Nuclear Warheads off the coast of CUBA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotten_Tomatoes
"Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films ? widely known as a film review aggregator. Its name derives from the clichť of audiences throwing tomatoes and other vegetables at a poor stage performance. The company is currently owned by Flixster, itself owned by Warner Bros. since May 2011."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/04/warner-bros-rotten-tomatoes-flixster

"Hollywood studio Warner Bros has acquired movie discovery service Flixster, which owns film review website Rotten Tomatoes, and intends to expand the business into the area of "digital content ownership".

Warner Bros Home Entertainment acquired Flixster for an undisclosed sum. Reports previously valued the business, which has more than 25 million users worldwide a month, at between $60m and $90m (£36m and £54m).

Rotten Tomatoes was previously owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. In January last year News Corp sold Rotten Tomatoes to Flixster in return for a minority stake of about 20%."

Jul 15 - 05:44 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

You're such an idiot that it boggles the mind, really.

Jul 15 - 08:09 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Lol what the hell are you talking about Gordon?

Jul 15 - 11:26 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Ok, I never drop the F-bomb without self-censoring it. But enough with the fucking hate speech, Gordon! For real. Before, you were just an annoying troll talking Busey-without-the-fun rambles. Then you added copy/paste and contradicting your previous statements. Now - in order to continue upping your crazy - you've added hate speech in MULTIPLE aritcles against people you (wrongly) assume are white, along with anti-Russian/South African?! Seriously, fucking stop. I cannot BELIEVE they haven't banned you from this site for that shit. I know you're too drunk with attention to really take a look at yourself, but you really should. Oh, and don't message me (again) with the number of views you have. In fact, don't message me at all ever.

Jul 16 - 11:49 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

NOAH . . . its more satire than hate (humor is meta-cognitive . . . its taking pre-known information and going bananas with it.) WEISENHEIMER, this guy THE WATCHER said I didn't know my own history. It was INSANE. I never heard of that before. /// No Thing I have said is untrue, dude. and on The Sheild (Season 3) an EVIL RUSSIAN dude was cutting-off the feet of Americans; in Born American, EVIL RUSSIANS kidnapped Americans that stumbled-across the Alaskan Border. RED DAWN the EVIL RUSSIANS invaded America. WHY ARE ARE ALL OF THESE ANTI-RUSSIAN movies and TV shows made? //// (because . . . there MUST BE SOME truth to the matter)./ INVASION USA . . .CHUCK NORRIS had to kill THE EVIL RUSSIANS. in FAIL SAFE (with Henry Fonda) the EVIL RUSSIANS blew-up Manhattan. In THE DAY AFTER, the EVIL RUSSIANS launched a nuclear attack against America. NO WAY OUT (with Kevin Costner) had an EVIL RUSSIAN spy . . .even though the Gene Hackman was pretty evil./

(again, there are too many movies about Evil Russians; why?//there must be some truth). ///its more SATIRE than hate. Humor is meta-cognitive

Jul 16 - 12:08 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

1) I'm sorry, but your comments are not satire. You've been shooting him down a bunch by blasting him for being Russian. I'm glad YOU think it's funny, but no one else does. So stop. 2)You SAY it's satire, then back up your hate speech by saying there has to be truth to it due to all the Russians being villians in movies. Uh, dude? Hollywood didn't use it because it's "truth", they use it because at the time it might be topical (see most of the villians from the 70s-80s. Same with how the Middle East was used for a lot of villians lately (but due to backlash, they backed off of that somewhat). 3)On The Shield, the man you were referring to is Armenian. Funny how someone as smart as you doesn't know the difference. Weird.

Jul 16 - 12:21 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Why do you care what I write about anyway? (its nuts). It nobody thought one way or the other about what I write then why do my page views go up twenty points.// the guy on The Shield was "imported" from another country and The Chick who had sex with Mackey after Mackey shot "The Russian Dude" (for lack of a better term) was Russian.// well, The Watcher totally offended me by saying I didn't know my own country's history; its jacked-up considering my ancestor's first cousin wrote the Deceleration of Independence. . . . its pretty offensive for some punk telling me I don't know about slavery in my own country. 20 GENERATIONS (237 years dived by 20 years [ a generation equals 20 years]) of Americans of African Descent were legally disallowed to read or write . . . and here I am writing and then I have a White guy telling me to stop writing when I have . . . (yeah yeah yeah) Sixty Two Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Eight page views and have uploaded over Eleven Thousand different images single-highhandedly). Gordon's museum has 11,000 different movie-posters, stills, photos, paintings click on my pictures here on R-T to see them. (now . . . I'm going to see HARRY POTTER and the Deathly Hallows part 2 because DJ MARK'S posts persuaded me.) BUZZ OFF Noah . . . take your wife and kids to the beach or something or whatever the heck it is you do.///and why is what I talk about important to you anyway . . . there are about 50 other regular commentators on this site?

Jul 16 - 12:41 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

The only reason The Watcher called you out on that was because you played the race card in the first place - against someone you assumed was white, who ended up being black - so nice one. It's hilarious you keep talking about how many views you have. I guess you don't know the difference between someone being popular vs. someone with ironic fame. I do talk to other RT members. Why have I currently focused on you? Because you are spewing hate speech. My original post on this addressed just that. Even IF it was your attempt at humor, it's no different than other racist jokes that aren't funny. By the way, 1)quite assuming I'm white with nothing to base it on, 2)why does it matter what color I am? I don't hate your words because of race, I hate them because they are loud and destructive - or pointless at best. Oh, and the fact that you responded so quickly to my comments instead of taking time to reflect on the validity of my words just proves how you aren't here to learn but to feed your need for attention.

Jul 16 - 12:57 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Every time you bring up your 60,00 page views as an argument, it reminds me of Will Ferrill screaming "I drive a Dodge Stratus!!" Both don't win arguments, prove nothing, and are ridiculous.

Jul 16 - 12:59 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I never said you didn't know your own history, you fucking imbecilic idiot, I told you to shut the fuck up about it, because other nationalities had it a lot worse. But I'm talking to a wall, it's completely obvious that you're an un-educated moron.

Jul 16 - 03:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Also, the fact that you have reproduced saddens me... I feel very sorry for your children, Gordon, they deserve a father who isn't batshit insane. This isn't a joke or an insult, this is me being sincere.

Jul 16 - 03:54 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Sadly he thinks that because he has a lot of profile views and friends he's right and everyone agrees with all the idiocy he spews. So whatever you tell him is wrong instantly.

Jul 17 - 09:50 AM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Yes, Time Warner has taken ownership of it. And Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. Once Time Warner took control of RT, Akira has been a fresh idea at least twice. I clearly remember that the blurb about Warner Bros. continuing to proceed with the Akira project after Hughes left was either under Fresh, or a Top Development. It was under a positive branch, and I complained that it should be under rotten. Sure, generally speaking, just because a corporation is the parent company doesn't mean they're going to get their fingers all in the mix. But, come on, this is American entertainment we're talking about. This is Hollywood. There's all sorts of micro-managing, almost suffocating control of what is said about their own products. Just look at all the "special features" on big Hollywood movies. They're all just phony, puff pieces full of b.s. There's very little honesty to be found in those making-of featurettes. Just go looking back through the recent Weekly Ketchups. I've seen Warner Bros. projects and products being ridiculously touted as fresh, since Time Warner took ownership.

Jul 16 - 01:13 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Excellent investigative reporting Stepping Razor (in a sense); I remember whenever 60 MINUTES covered a book, the book happened to be published by Simon and Shuster a subsidiary of a parent-company that owns CBS-TV./// HEY, as long as TIME-WARNER preserves the Eleven Thousand movie posters and movie-stills I've uploaded to my page here on R-T I am very happy. That means for the past year and a half I've click-click-clicked 11 THOUSAND times to put-up my pictures. At least tens of thousands of people may have checked them out; that was most important, that people from all over the world can access my museum of movie posters here on R-T./// AKIRA is a fresh idea though (an opinion). . . a lot of people are interested in it--people here on R-T are CRAZY over comic-books and animated entertainment.

Jul 16 - 12:18 PM

Brian B.

Brian Bunch

Well I was very much put off by there twitter post about the new sherlock holmes movie. Which is by warner

Jul 16 - 09:06 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

I really don't know if Arnold is going back to the movies so soon after that cheating scandal.

I hope the Godzilla reboot could be better, but I like the 1998 film better. It's not a bad movie, I just made a statement.

Can't wait for G.I. Joe 2 in 2012.

There could be life for both Evil Dead and Akira, but for how long will it take to make it to the big screen?

Jul 15 - 05:28 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Your right in a sense about Do the Right Thing being hypocritical . . . in a sense. It was a lot of races over-reacting to one another and I though that was tragic. The White Cops put Radio Raheem in a Choke-hold and killed him and then the little Spike Lee fella threw the trashcan through the window . . . it was devastating. The denouement to a long hot summer. The city is like a pressure-cooker, that's how I felt when I was living there--as a result it feels like things will explode because all you see are buildings and no trees, no blue sky, no mountains. The City kills the human spirit . . . and causes humans to "overreact" . . . in my opinion.

Jul 15 - 05:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I agree about the hot weather creating tensions amongst the neighborhood, but the only possible pizza parlor which serves nice cold drinks were trashed by Mookie makes the movie even less sense!

Jul 18 - 04:16 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Rambo IV . . . was supposed to have the drug Cartels / in Rambo II, Stallone killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Vietnam; in Rambo 3, Rambo killed the EVIL RUSSIANS in Afghanistan; in Rocky IV the EVIL RUSSIAN killed Apollo Creed but Rocky beat the EVIL RUSSIAN.// in Lethal Weapon 2 the EVIL SOUTH AFRICANS killed Martin Riggs' wife.]]]The Watcher says he's Russian AND South African . . . and The Movies demonstrate that Russia AND South Africa are the Worst Places on Earth.

Jul 15 - 05:36 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Good thing then that most people know that movies are just movies -__-

Jul 15 - 05:41 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

once again the EVIL RUSSIAN from EVIL SOUTH AFRICA gives us erroneous information.
You owe US AN APOLOGY about supplying AK-47 Weapons to the North Vietnam . . . (RUSSIANS are worse than NAZI WAR CRIMINALS)/// you also owe us an apology for putting ICBM Nuclear Warheads off the coast of CUBA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotten_Tomatoes
"Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films ? widely known as a film review aggregator. Its name derives from the clichť of audiences throwing tomatoes and other vegetables at a poor stage performance. The company is currently owned by Flixster, itself owned by Warner Bros. since May 2011."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/04/warner-bros-rotten-tomatoes-flixster

"Hollywood studio Warner Bros has acquired movie discovery service Flixster, which owns film review website Rotten Tomatoes, and intends to expand the business into the area of "digital content ownership".

Warner Bros Home Entertainment acquired Flixster for an undisclosed sum. Reports previously valued the business, which has more than 25 million users worldwide a month, at between $60m and $90m (£36m and £54m).

Rotten Tomatoes was previously owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. In January last year News Corp sold Rotten Tomatoes to Flixster in return for a minority stake of about 20%."

Jul 15 - 05:44 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

You're such an idiot that it boggles the mind, really.

Jul 15 - 08:09 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Lol what the hell are you talking about Gordon?

Jul 15 - 11:26 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Ok, I never drop the F-bomb without self-censoring it. But enough with the fucking hate speech, Gordon! For real. Before, you were just an annoying troll talking Busey-without-the-fun rambles. Then you added copy/paste and contradicting your previous statements. Now - in order to continue upping your crazy - you've added hate speech in MULTIPLE aritcles against people you (wrongly) assume are white, along with anti-Russian/South African?! Seriously, fucking stop. I cannot BELIEVE they haven't banned you from this site for that shit. I know you're too drunk with attention to really take a look at yourself, but you really should. Oh, and don't message me (again) with the number of views you have. In fact, don't message me at all ever.

Jul 16 - 11:49 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

NOAH . . . its more satire than hate (humor is meta-cognitive . . . its taking pre-known information and going bananas with it.) WEISENHEIMER, this guy THE WATCHER said I didn't know my own history. It was INSANE. I never heard of that before. /// No Thing I have said is untrue, dude. and on The Sheild (Season 3) an EVIL RUSSIAN dude was cutting-off the feet of Americans; in Born American, EVIL RUSSIANS kidnapped Americans that stumbled-across the Alaskan Border. RED DAWN the EVIL RUSSIANS invaded America. WHY ARE ARE ALL OF THESE ANTI-RUSSIAN movies and TV shows made? //// (because . . . there MUST BE SOME truth to the matter)./ INVASION USA . . .CHUCK NORRIS had to kill THE EVIL RUSSIANS. in FAIL SAFE (with Henry Fonda) the EVIL RUSSIANS blew-up Manhattan. In THE DAY AFTER, the EVIL RUSSIANS launched a nuclear attack against America. NO WAY OUT (with Kevin Costner) had an EVIL RUSSIAN spy . . .even though the Gene Hackman was pretty evil./

(again, there are too many movies about Evil Russians; why?//there must be some truth). ///its more SATIRE than hate. Humor is meta-cognitive

Jul 16 - 12:08 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

1) I'm sorry, but your comments are not satire. You've been shooting him down a bunch by blasting him for being Russian. I'm glad YOU think it's funny, but no one else does. So stop. 2)You SAY it's satire, then back up your hate speech by saying there has to be truth to it due to all the Russians being villians in movies. Uh, dude? Hollywood didn't use it because it's "truth", they use it because at the time it might be topical (see most of the villians from the 70s-80s. Same with how the Middle East was used for a lot of villians lately (but due to backlash, they backed off of that somewhat). 3)On The Shield, the man you were referring to is Armenian. Funny how someone as smart as you doesn't know the difference. Weird.

Jul 16 - 12:21 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Why do you care what I write about anyway? (its nuts). It nobody thought one way or the other about what I write then why do my page views go up twenty points.// the guy on The Shield was "imported" from another country and The Chick who had sex with Mackey after Mackey shot "The Russian Dude" (for lack of a better term) was Russian.// well, The Watcher totally offended me by saying I didn't know my own country's history; its jacked-up considering my ancestor's first cousin wrote the Deceleration of Independence. . . . its pretty offensive for some punk telling me I don't know about slavery in my own country. 20 GENERATIONS (237 years dived by 20 years [ a generation equals 20 years]) of Americans of African Descent were legally disallowed to read or write . . . and here I am writing and then I have a White guy telling me to stop writing when I have . . . (yeah yeah yeah) Sixty Two Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Eight page views and have uploaded over Eleven Thousand different images single-highhandedly). Gordon's museum has 11,000 different movie-posters, stills, photos, paintings click on my pictures here on R-T to see them. (now . . . I'm going to see HARRY POTTER and the Deathly Hallows part 2 because DJ MARK'S posts persuaded me.) BUZZ OFF Noah . . . take your wife and kids to the beach or something or whatever the heck it is you do.///and why is what I talk about important to you anyway . . . there are about 50 other regular commentators on this site?

Jul 16 - 12:41 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

The only reason The Watcher called you out on that was because you played the race card in the first place - against someone you assumed was white, who ended up being black - so nice one. It's hilarious you keep talking about how many views you have. I guess you don't know the difference between someone being popular vs. someone with ironic fame. I do talk to other RT members. Why have I currently focused on you? Because you are spewing hate speech. My original post on this addressed just that. Even IF it was your attempt at humor, it's no different than other racist jokes that aren't funny. By the way, 1)quite assuming I'm white with nothing to base it on, 2)why does it matter what color I am? I don't hate your words because of race, I hate them because they are loud and destructive - or pointless at best. Oh, and the fact that you responded so quickly to my comments instead of taking time to reflect on the validity of my words just proves how you aren't here to learn but to feed your need for attention.

Jul 16 - 12:57 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Every time you bring up your 60,00 page views as an argument, it reminds me of Will Ferrill screaming "I drive a Dodge Stratus!!" Both don't win arguments, prove nothing, and are ridiculous.

Jul 16 - 12:59 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I never said you didn't know your own history, you fucking imbecilic idiot, I told you to shut the fuck up about it, because other nationalities had it a lot worse. But I'm talking to a wall, it's completely obvious that you're an un-educated moron.

Jul 16 - 03:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Also, the fact that you have reproduced saddens me... I feel very sorry for your children, Gordon, they deserve a father who isn't batshit insane. This isn't a joke or an insult, this is me being sincere.

Jul 16 - 03:54 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Sadly he thinks that because he has a lot of profile views and friends he's right and everyone agrees with all the idiocy he spews. So whatever you tell him is wrong instantly.

Jul 17 - 09:50 AM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

I am not looking forward to this Godzilla movie.I do not care what anyone says,but get rid of David S. Goyer......NOW!!!!

Jul 15 - 06:00 PM

Sean Y.

Sean Y.

So you'd rather just leave the original screenplay, by a writer whose main credits are Doom and The Expendables, as it is? Or would you suggest someone else for a re-write?

Jul 15 - 07:48 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Goyer is great when he's just writing, he sucks at directing.

Jul 15 - 08:08 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Well,you've got a point there.But I'm hoping he doesn't screw up.

Jul 16 - 11:42 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

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A. THE NIGHT STALKER . . . maybe with working on Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp wanted to sink his teeth into more American Television Vampires. PAUL REVERE will help dispel Sarah Palin's misrepresentation of history.

B. HAWKEYE . . . darn I thought they were making a MASH TV-show to movie adaptation with Norton in the Alan Alda role.

C. EVIL DEAD remake . . . here, why doesn't Another Studio remake EQUINOX to off-set The Evil Dead remake. Equinox, produced in 1971, features a group of people stumbling upon an ancient castle in the woods and playing a reel-to-reel tape with an incantation to conjure-up stop-motion demons that look like dinosaurs. Equinox needs more recognition as a viable motion-picture that inspired The Evil Dead.

D. PARKER . . . AWESOME!!! (kind of like JASON in the FRIDAY The 13th MOVIES except that PARKER is a mobster-thug that kills mobsters . . . he's still pretty one-dimensional though)

Jul 15 - 06:04 PM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22YWYAtcyEA

Jul 15 - 08:28 PM

dudemeister

dude meister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J63DcavvQ6c&feature=related

Jul 16 - 11:16 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

ha ha ha VERY FUNNY!!!!! . . .

Jul 16 - 11:49 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I'm a fan of the understatement!

Jul 15 - 06:24 PM

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