Weekly Ketchup: Johnny Depp to Play Dr. Seuss?

Plus, RDJ is Perry Mason, Aaron Eckhart is Frankenstein, and Arrested Development returns.

This Week's Ketchup includes news of movies based on the TV shows Arrested Development, Mister Ed and Perry Mason, as well as new movies for Johnny Depp (in a Dr. Seuss biopic), Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood and Aaron Eckhart, and four more 3D rereleases from Disney.


This Week's Top Story

OH, THE PLACES JOHNNY DEPP WILL GO AS DR. SEUSS

After a career that has included playing the Mad Hatter, Willy Wonka and Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie, Johnny Depp this week added another classic children's author name to his field of inspirations. Johnny Depp is teaming up as producer with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Hop, Despicable Me) for a live action biopic about the life of Theodor Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, in which Johnny Depp may also star as Geisel. Dr. Seuss was, of course, the pen name under which Geisel wrote and illustrated dozens of classic children's books, many of which have become movies, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and Illumination's upcoming adaptation of The Lorax. All of those films except Horton Hears a Who were also distributed by Universal Pictures. Screenwriter Keith Bunin, who doesn't yet have a feature film credit, but did write several episodes of HBO's In Treatment and is currently working on a film adaptation of the Joe Hill novel Horns, has been hired to start work on adapting Theodor Geisel's life story. Other film projects that Illumination Entertainment has in development include Despicable Me 2 (for which Javier Bardem is now in talks to costar as the voice of a new villain), Tim Burton's stop motion adaptation of The Addams Family, a new Curious George adaptation, and movies based upon the Uglydolls and Emily the Strange fashion franchises. In other Depp-related news, screenwriter Billy Ray (cowriter of Volcano, Flightplan) was also announced this week as being hired by Warner Bros to work on the reboot of Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man, in which Johnny Depp is attached to star as Nick Charles.

Fresh Developments This Week

#1 ROBERT DOWNEY JR. TO CONVINCE AUDIENCES TO CONFESS AS PERRY MASON

Robert Downey, Jr and his wife/producing partner Susan Downey are teaming up with Warner Bros for a feature film adaptation of the classic TV courtroom drama series Perry Mason, which was itself based upon a series of novels by Erle Stanley Gardner. In addition to producing, Robert Downey Jr. is also eyeing the starring role of defense attorney Perry Mason, made famous by Raymond Burr in the 1957-1966 CBS series (and several later TV movies). Unlike the TV series, which contemporized the setting, this new Perry Mason adaptation will be set in Los Angeles in the early 1930s, like the original books. The supporting characters of Della Street, Paul Drake and Hamilton Burger are all expected to be included, although no screenwriter has yet been hired to actually start work on the adaptation.


#2 THE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT OF ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT FINALLY ENDS

In the five years since Arrested Development ended its three year run on FOX, the producers and stars of the cult favorite comedy series have kept fans in suspense with continued talk about a possible feature film. This week, however, series creator Mitch Hurwitz made comments at the New Yorker Festival which led to a series of Twitter remarks from others including stars Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, all of which gave the series' fans the answer they've been waiting for. Jason Bateman's Tweet sums up the plans the most concisely: "It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited!" What is not yet known is pretty much everything else, including what the eccentric and scandal prone Bluth family has been up to for the last five years, and what network will air the planned mini-season that leads up to the feature film. 20th Century Fox TV has reportedly had talks with both Netflix and Showtime about possibly carrying the 10 episode TV reboot. As for the movie, it would mostly be distributed by one of Fox's studios, either 20th Century Fox or Fox Searchlight. All of the show's main stars and characters (including Michael Cera, who in the past was mentioned as the biggest question mark) are expected to return, with the mini-season giving each character its own episode.


#3 THE SUCCESS OF THE LION KING 3D INSPIRES DISNEY TO LAUNCH NEW 3D RERELEASE SCHEDULE

One of the suprise hits of September (which shouldn't have been such a surprise) has been the $80 million-to-date box office take of The Lion King 3D, which was originally announced as just a two-week run and quickly got extended. The Lion King 3D was actually the second classic animated film that Walt Disney Pictures had planned for rerelease, following what would have been a release in February, 2010 of The Beauty and the Beast 3D (although the film was rereleased in other nations in 3D as planned). Now, Disney has announced plans to continue converting older animated films at a rate of two per year, of which one will be a traditionally animated Disney film, and one will be a Pixar CGI animated film. The Beauty and the Beast 3D will come out first in January, 2012, since its conversion has already been in the can for a year. Next will be Finding Nemo 3D in September, 2012 and then Monsters Inc. 3D in January, 2013, partly to promote the release of the prequel Monsters University on June 21, 2013. The fifth film will then be The Little Mermaid 3D in September, 2013.


#4 FOUR STARS HELP CHARLIE KAUFMAN ADAPT FRANK OR FRANCIS

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman had a remarkable five year run from 1999 to 2004 that included Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. However, in the last seven years, Kaufman has only given the world one film, 2008's Synedoche, New York, which was also his directorial debut. Now, four fairly major stars have signed on to costar in Frank or Francis, which will be Charlie Kaufman's second film as director. The Hollywood-centric musical drama story will revolve around the contentious online relationship between a blogger (Jack Black) and a pretentious filmmaker (Steve Carell). Nicolas Cage will be playing an actor famous for "big budget commercial fare," and Kevin Kline will have dual roles as the brother of a director responsible for Hiroshima, the highest grossing film of all time, and (get ready for this), as "Richard's Head," an animatronic head that helps Richard's brother "develop a completely inoffensive product that will have the broadest possible appeal and zero artistic integrity." Charlie Kaufman expects to start filming Frank or Francis (which is also an independent production) in January, 2012.


#5 CLINT EASTWOOD MAY HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE

Two seemingly unrelated recent events have collided to bring you this story: Beyonce's recently revealed pregnancy and the box office success of Moneyball. Clint Eastwood had been expected to follow up his directing duties on J. Edgar with Warner Bros' long-planned new version of A Star is Born, but that movie has now been put on hold until after Beyonce has her baby. So, Clint Eastwood is now reportedly looking at doing something he hasn't done since way back in 1993 (In the Line of Fire): star in a movie that he didn't also direct. The project in question is a Warner Bros baseball drama called Trouble With the Curve which will mark the directorial debut of his Malpaso producing partner Robert Lorenz. Written by TV writer Randy Brown (two episodes of Twice in a Lifetime), this drama would star Clint Eastwood as an aging, nearly blind baseball scout who goes on one last road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to scout a promising player. The next step after Eastwood and Lorenz sign on will be for Warner Bros to find an actress to play Eastwood's daughter.


#6 THIS WEEK IN LEONARDO DICAPRIO NEWS: SATORI, DJANGO UNCHAINED CASTING, THE TWILIGHT ZONE

There is a select circle of actors whose names seem to appear in the news almost every other week, and sometimes they even come up in multiple stories. Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely one of them, and this week, there were five movie news stories for three different movies, all involving, to some degree, Leonardo DiCaprio. First up, Warner Bros acquired the film rights to the recent Don Winslow novel Satori as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. If Satori actually gets made, Leonardo DiCaprio would play a Western assassin who was raised in Japan and taught the way of the assassin, who then "gets caught up in the chaos of post-WWII as the U.S., Soviet Union, France and China maneuver for power in Southeast Asia in the early 1950s." Don Winslow will again team up with screenwriter Shane Salerno (Aliens vs Predator - Requiem; cowriter of Armageddon), after also recently working together for Oliver Stone's upcoming adaptation of Winslow's novel Savages. Leonardo DiCaprio is also very active as a producer via his Appian Way company, and one of their projects at Warner Bros is a movie that will relaunch The Twilight Zone franchise. This time, however, The Twilight Zone will not be an anthology film (like the 1983 movie or the various TV show incarnations). Instead, Warner Bros is looking for a director to tell a stand alone Twilight Zone story, and the studio's short list reportedly includes Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) at the top of the list, followed by Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, WB's upcoming Gravity), Michael Bay (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Finally, there is Quentin Tarantino's slavery era Spaghetti Western Django Unchained, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio as an evil slave owner and Jamie Foxx has the freed slave setting out to bring him down. Kevin Costner had been expected to play a plantation overseer named Ace, but he has since dropped out, and this week was replaced by Kurt Russell, who previously worked with Tarantino in Death Proof (which was also the last time Russell appeared on the big screen, even though that was 4 years ago now). Laura Cayouette, who had a small role as Rocket in Kill Bill Vol. 2, will also reunite with Tarantino as the widowed sister of DiCaprio's character. Finally, fans of LOST can rejoice that M.C. Gainey, who played Tom Friendly on that show, is also in negotiations to costar in Django Unchained as a cruel slave overseer called Big John Brittle.


#7 THE KICK-ASS TEAM REUNITES FOR SOMETHING SUPERIOR

Although there's still no word as to when (or if) there will ever be a sequel to Kick-Ass, two of the key figures responsible for that superhero drama are set to reprise their roles on another project. Director Matthew Vaughn, whose most recent film was X-Men: First Class, has bought the film rights to Superior, a recent comic book written by Mark Millar, the creator of Kick-Ass. Superior tells the story of a young boy with multiple sclerosis who's granted a magic wish that transforms him into his favorite movie superhero, allowing him to tackle the big problems of the world, such as war in the Middle East, starvation and natural disasters. Very much like Kick-Ass and other comics that Millar has sold the film rights to (such as Nemesis and Supercrooks), Superior is a comic book mini-series that has been optioned as a movie before Millar has even finished the initial story. The premise of Superior also bears some similarities to the classic Fawcett/DC Comics character Captain Marvel (AKA Shazam!). Although there are some elements of this story that lean "Rotten Idea," this is one of the week's Fresh Developments because of Matthew Vaughn's impressive streak of movies with "Fresh" ratings on the RT Tomatometer.

Rotten Ideas of the Week

#2 AARON ECKHART JUST WILL NOT DIE AS I, FRANKENSTEIN

Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles, The Dark Knight) has signed with Lionsgate to star in an adaptation of I, Frankenstein, a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, one of the cocreators of the Underworld franchise. I, Frankenstein is just one of several movies in development based upon the classic character created by Mary Shelley, with others including Guillermo del Toro?s long gestating Frankenstein project at Universal, two different contemporary versions of Frankenstein at Sony and 20th Century Fox, and adaptations of The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein and Steve Niles' Wake the Dead (which Haley Joel Osment is attached to star in). Aaron Eckhart will star as Adam Frankenstein, the original creation of Victor Von Frankenstein, who is still alive and kicking 100 years later in the modern world, and finds himself caught in the middle of a centuries-old war taking place in a modern, "dark, gothic metropolis." I, Frankenstein will be the second film (after the Australian film Tomorrow, When the War Began) directed by Stuart Beattie, who is best known as a screenwriter whose credits include Collateral and cowriting Australia, 30 Days of Night and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Production is scheduled to begin on I, Frankenstein in January, 2012 and Lionsgate has already set a release date of February 22, 2013.


#1 A HORSE IS A HORSE, OF COURSE, OF COURSE, BUT DOES MISTER ED HAVE TO BE A MOVIE TOO?

Oh, Mister Ed. For as long as Hollywood has been making movies based on old TV shows, the idea of a Mister Ed movie has been kicking and neighing in the back of the minds of movie fans who speculate about such things. Some of the elements seem sort of perfect: Mister Ed ran for six seasons on CBS from 1961 to 1966, and Hollywood obviously loves movies with talking animals (in this case, for the uninformed, Mister Ed is a talking horse who only speaks to his owner, Wilbur). One of the things working against Mister Ed seeming like a great idea for a movie is, well, it's about a talking horse. Now, Fox 2000 and producer David Friendly, who gave the world both the Fox-based Doctor Dolittle and Big Momma's House franchises, are teaming up again to develop the Mister Ed feature film. There's no writer or director attached to adapt Mister Ed yet, but Fox 2000 head Elizabeth Gabler is "an equestrian enthusiast," which means... well, it explains why she's developing a Mister Ed movie. In addition to being the week's Most Rotten Idea, this announcement also came just a few days after the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Mister Ed, way back on October 1, 1961. One has to guess that Gabler and Friendly heard about the 50th anniversary and little light bulbs went off over their heads.

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Comments

dyl p.

dyl perron

Rotten #1: No.

Oct 7 - 04:19 PM

Dave J

Dave J

If Dr. Seuss is going to be directed by the weird Burton than I'm in, the others all don't seem to look that interesting to me, for some reason! Black and white Perry Mason is still the best series, so what more can Downey offer to the role! And not exactly a Leo fan!

Oct 7 - 04:28 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Nothing particularly interesting in the fresh ideas, other than the DiCaprio news and Clint Eastwood (but mainly cause at 80 he's more of a badass than anyone in Hollywood).
I for one think it's about time Depp takes a little break. It's been like 2-3 years that he is in everything, he gets attached to a new movie every month and his image is getting to be just everywhere. I think he needs to take a little break.

Oct 7 - 04:31 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Seriously, Depp needs to take a break, and then come back in a role that is very grounded in reality. Something with some real grit to it. He has done the weirdo schitck to death. The pics from Dark Shadows look hideous, and it already feels like a another phoned in production from Burton.

Oct 7 - 06:09 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Yeah the Burton-Depp relation has run its course, they need to give it a rest. He was just too much in Alice in Wonderland, he almost ruined the movie for me because it was Jack Sparrow being cooky. He needs to take a break, produce a movie that he doesn't star, direct a movie if he wants, then come back in a role like Dead Man and rebuild his image. I too agree the schtick is overplayed at this point.

Oct 7 - 11:51 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

I agree, there is definitely Depp-fatigue. I will say, though, the photos from Dark Shadows in the recent EW magazine look waaaaay better than those horrible pics posted on here a few weeks ago. As a fan of the original, I still have hope.

Oct 8 - 09:32 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Seriously, I think you guys just want to take Depp to some Mojave spa or something. Johnny's going to be alright. He's at the peak of his commercial powers, and using that to do a number of pet projects he may not have the clout to make in another decade. The 40s is the time to set the legacy. I say, "Good Luck" to the man.

Oct 10 - 12:05 PM

rle4lunch

Chad W

Talk about phoned in, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is the biggest, most glaring phoned in POS that he's made in recent years.

Oct 12 - 12:13 PM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

I am a fan of Seuss' work even to this day! I am looking forward to seeing a biopic of him. Johnny Depp as Dr. Seuss? *Shakes head* As for the Disney 3D reissues, the only that'll work well is Finding Nemo. Beauty and the Beast 3D will bomb because it was delayed too many times and the 3D Blu-Ray is already out. I think America is losing its interest in 3D. This fad needs to end after Avatar 2 and 3 come out.

Oct 7 - 04:42 PM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

I would however like to see Ariel up in my face in 3D. *Licks lips*

Oct 7 - 04:46 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Dammit I was going to say that.

Oct 7 - 06:22 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Wouldn't we all. :)

Oct 7 - 10:45 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Ursula's flabby cleavage (and there was LOTS of it) could ruin the experience lol

Oct 7 - 11:57 PM

Myron

Myron Kinsey

Huh? Whats that? I think I can hear an angry mob of bible thumpers with their torches and pitchforks already

Oct 8 - 01:26 AM

Top Hat

John Miller

That reminds me. When are they going to re-release Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 3D?

Oct 8 - 11:34 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Actually, I think Johnny Depp could do really well as Dr. Seuss. He was great as J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, the role that most closely resembles this one. Just because he tends to do quirky roles most of the time doesn't mean he can't do a more grounded character.

Oct 8 - 06:33 AM

John Matrix

John Matrix

Kurt Russel is gonna be in Django Unchained??!! HELL YEAH!!!

Oct 7 - 04:44 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

This.

Oct 7 - 06:09 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

I'd have preferred to see Costner going against the grain, but oh well.

With Russell now attached, I think they should change the name to "Django & Cash."

Oct 8 - 09:34 AM

John Matrix

John Matrix

It would have been nice to see Costner go against type and possibly experience a career comeback, but I honestly prefer Kurt Russel. If his character is even half as awesome as Stuntman Mike, we're in for a treat.

Oct 8 - 10:43 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Hasn't Costner been on a supposed "comeback" for the last decade???

Oct 8 - 12:59 PM

John Matrix

John Matrix

And I concur with you regarding the title.

Oct 8 - 10:45 AM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

I was excited about Costner but I really like Russel too and he hasn't done a movie since 07, so I think this pleases me just a touch more. It's also badass that Gainey has joined.

Oct 27 - 01:35 PM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

I would however like to see Ariel up in my face in 3D. *Licks lips*

Oct 7 - 04:46 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Dammit I was going to say that.

Oct 7 - 06:22 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Wouldn't we all. :)

Oct 7 - 10:45 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Ursula's flabby cleavage (and there was LOTS of it) could ruin the experience lol

Oct 7 - 11:57 PM

Myron

Myron Kinsey

Huh? Whats that? I think I can hear an angry mob of bible thumpers with their torches and pitchforks already

Oct 8 - 01:26 AM

Top Hat

John Miller

That reminds me. When are they going to re-release Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 3D?

Oct 8 - 11:34 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

00 - Eh. For some reason I don't get excited by a JD movie anymore. I'm completely burnt out.
01 - RDJ, however, I'll watch in anything.
02 - Don't care. At all. Never watched the show.
03 - Yeah, don't care about Disney, either.
04 - He has written some really great things, but his directorial debut, I thought, was lacking. Maybe this will be good, maybe not. We'll see. Not super excited for it, in any case.
05 - I dig Eastwood as much as the next MWNN Trilogy fan, but dude is like 90.. I don't know if I'd watch another movie with him. And Beyonce? Is he fucking serious?
06 - All those sound cool. @WB- Michael fuckin' Bay, really? In Twilight Zone? WTF?
07 - Sounds cool, Matthew Vaughn is one of my favorite people right now, so bring it, yo.
08 - Yeah, no.
09 - No comment. Fuck animals ('cept dogs). And yes, that means fuck cats. Deal with it.

Oct 7 - 04:49 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

I agree with you. Too much JD lately. And if he teams up with Burton it's just overkill. Arrested Development was good but I think nostalgia has made it out to be more than it actually was. I doubt that movie is going to be a smash hit, it's way too niche, it'd work better as a tv movie or a series of tv movies rather than a big blockbuster thing. Plus, Bateman has shown he doesn't have the pull to headline movies into big bucks (or he just picks crap)

Oct 7 - 04:59 PM

Justin W.

Justin Woodard

Have to disagree in regards to AD. I didn't see it until last year, so I wasn't exactly nostalgic. I think it's quite clearly a cut above almost anything else that has been on television in the past decade. You are right that it is a specialized kind of comedy, and that it might not be a hit, exactly. However, since its cancellation it has built up such a large, devout (really, really devout. AD fans - like myself - are nuts) fan base that it will probably be marginally successful at the box office.

Oct 10 - 08:56 AM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Oh I think it would rake up good money, no doubt. But if it was a tv movie or a series of tv movies with dvd sales and all that can you imagine how big it'd be? I was a fan of AD, not a huge one, but i really liked it. Watched it not long ago, well only one episode, and even though it made me laugh it didn't have that "stays with you" that some other comedies have (at least in my opinion), like Seinfeld or Married with children

Oct 10 - 03:26 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think Modern Family is just as smart and much more approachable than AD, but we need an Arrested Development movie because without it Hollywood might have to acknowledge that Michael Cera sucks **gasp**

Oct 11 - 11:03 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Some of us love Cera. (Cue the sad Charlie Brown music)

Oct 11 - 01:42 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I too am burnt out. So so burnt out.

Oct 7 - 06:07 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Haha what makes dogs so special? Shouldn't the monkeys, lions, praying mantids and pangolins get some respect as well? :)

Oct 7 - 10:44 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I have been attacked by every one of those except a lion. So no, fuck 'em :)

Oct 7 - 10:54 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Haha really? That sucks. Maybe you should go hug a lion lol. :P

Oct 9 - 12:39 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Michael Bay + Twilight Zone = FAIL.

TZ should be an anthology. 2.5 hours, 5 stories, different directors for each.

My dream director list - David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Frank Darabont, Darren Aronofsky, and yes, M. Night Shyamalan.

SHyamalan has good in him, and I think he could make a 1/2 hour story engaging as he wouldn't have time to indulge in his BS antics. Devil was pretty good, but would've been better at a 1/2 hour.

Oct 8 - 09:41 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I hated every single second of Devil. A more inept, lifeless, suspense-free and stupid movie I have not seen in a long time or since. I especially love the scene with the security guards, where they basically spell everything that is going on out from A-Z just to make sure that the dumbass audience doesn't get confused by the intensely complicated plot of 4 people in an elevator. I mean, it's not like we could have gotten all the info we need from the name, right?

Oct 8 - 08:49 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Precisely the reason I said it'd have been better at a 1/2 hour. And please, Devil is not the first movie to have a character conveniently spell out the plot for the "dumbass" audience.

Oct 10 - 05:56 AM

Pee M.

Pee Murz

you are so cool man...and your opinion is so important...like really, super important

Oct 9 - 06:42 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

As is yours

Oct 9 - 02:24 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

I agree with you. Too much JD lately. And if he teams up with Burton it's just overkill. Arrested Development was good but I think nostalgia has made it out to be more than it actually was. I doubt that movie is going to be a smash hit, it's way too niche, it'd work better as a tv movie or a series of tv movies rather than a big blockbuster thing. Plus, Bateman has shown he doesn't have the pull to headline movies into big bucks (or he just picks crap)

Oct 7 - 04:59 PM

Justin W.

Justin Woodard

Have to disagree in regards to AD. I didn't see it until last year, so I wasn't exactly nostalgic. I think it's quite clearly a cut above almost anything else that has been on television in the past decade. You are right that it is a specialized kind of comedy, and that it might not be a hit, exactly. However, since its cancellation it has built up such a large, devout (really, really devout. AD fans - like myself - are nuts) fan base that it will probably be marginally successful at the box office.

Oct 10 - 08:56 AM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Oh I think it would rake up good money, no doubt. But if it was a tv movie or a series of tv movies with dvd sales and all that can you imagine how big it'd be? I was a fan of AD, not a huge one, but i really liked it. Watched it not long ago, well only one episode, and even though it made me laugh it didn't have that "stays with you" that some other comedies have (at least in my opinion), like Seinfeld or Married with children

Oct 10 - 03:26 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think Modern Family is just as smart and much more approachable than AD, but we need an Arrested Development movie because without it Hollywood might have to acknowledge that Michael Cera sucks **gasp**

Oct 11 - 11:03 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Some of us love Cera. (Cue the sad Charlie Brown music)

Oct 11 - 01:42 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

LEONARDO DICAPRIO . . . stellar; easily Best Actor for J. Edgar Hoover. Everything Leonardo does is STELLAR . . .

I wonder if these guys burn candles and say prayers and stuff . . . Stephen King admitted burning candles in an essay.

They are all Luciferian by default . . . these people get us to worship them as though they are idols. People know more about Leonardo Dicaprio (for instance) than their own relatives.

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OCCUPY WALLSTREET . . . there should be a local demonstration near you that you can attend.

GENERAL STRIKE!

WORK STOPPAGE!!!

Oct 7 - 05:20 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

We're all "Luciferian by default", something about Pride...

Oct 10 - 12:08 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I don't have pride. Ask anybody, I'm the best at not having pride.

Oct 11 - 11:05 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/blog-post/movie-guide-occupy-wall-street-31655

A Movie Guide to Occupy Wall Street brought to you by The Wrap . . .

(SCREW "The Mainstream Media" Tune into Democracy Now!)

http://www.democracynow.org/

"

SHOOT THE MESSENGER, OR FLIP THE SCRIPT?

You choose:

a. the mainstream media should deride the protestors for not having a clear list of policy demands that can lead to real change for the tanking economy.

b. the mainstream media should lambast the government and Wall Street for continuing to tank the economy.

c. the mainstream media is an obsolete, irrelevant tool of the corporatocracy.

BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS, OR SIGNALING THE ALARM BELL?

You choose:

a. if a protestor is using an iPod, has an account on Google, pictures on Facebook, money at Chase, and receipts from Wal-mart, he/she is a hypocrite.

b. if a U.S. citizen sucks power from the electrical grid, drives a car, has plastic bottles, Tupperware, toys, pharmaceutical drugs, or telephones, and complains about gas prices or carbon emissions, he/she is a hypocrite.

c. since today's protestors were born into a society where means of communication, clothing production, food production, and money distribution are provided and controlled by corporations, using cutting-edge technology to address societal problems is fair play.

"

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Oct 7 - 05:24 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Your media sensationalism has worn thin, Glenn Busey.

Oct 7 - 05:52 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

You're a conformist and then you become offended when other people don't conform. AND you don't like THE ROAD WARRIOR . . .

Oct 8 - 05:10 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

It has nothing to do with conforming. It has everything to do with you spamming every topic with the same stuff - until you pick some other cause to blast every page with. I'm not against the Occupy Movement at all, but this isn't the forum for that. And no, that's not me on YouTube.

Oct 8 - 06:31 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

http://www.youtube.com/user/iamNoahJames . . . is this YOU?

Oct 8 - 05:50 PM

Thats No MooN

joshua zimmer

LOL

Oct 13 - 07:59 AM

MAMOVIES

Matheus Cassiano

Johny as Dr. Seuss....I just don't care anymore...

Oct 7 - 05:42 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I feel you.

Oct 7 - 05:49 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Haha who does?

Oct 7 - 10:40 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

00-Great. More roles for Depp to phone in his quirks. Count me out. *sigh* Before Pirates, I was the biggest fan of Depp's work. But now, news of upcoming Depp projects...make me tired.
01-I've already said this - while financially it's a good decision since he's a top draw - but RDJ's personality disposition isn't right for this. I'd rather Crowe or Phillip Seymore Hoffman (though they aren't big draws).
02-Since everyone (including Michael Cera) realized Cera isn't a headliner - as his star vehicles continually underperformed - it was only a matter of time before he dropped the ego and joined up with the rest of the team.
03-Yay! Nothing I like better than watching a movie where a 2D character is closer to my eyes than the 2D background!
04-I tried reading this a few times, but the plot makes no sense to my brain grapes.
05-Good for him, but this doesn't sound even remotely interesting to me.
06-I think we need to have an intervention for Leo, Depp, and Renner. When it comes to roles, they are hoarders.
07-Is it Shaq's fault that this movie isn't called "Shazaam"?
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02-Man, studios aren't listening that (except Twilight, for VERY different reasons) audiences aren't asking for monster(esque) movies. Wolfman, Red Riding Hood, etc.
01-Barf. This sounds horrible. Yet, if you add Mr. Ed farts and burps, the kids'll come flocking.

Oct 7 - 05:48 PM

Top Hat

John Miller

Ditto on RDJ as wrong for Perry Mason (although I'll admit to ignorance of the original source material, i.e., my knowledge is limited to the TV series).

Oct 8 - 11:29 PM

Justin D.

Justin D.

Technically Shaq's movie was called Kazaam (though shit by any other name would still smell as foul). Also, only Captain Marvel's comic (after the rights were purchased from Fawcett Comics by DC Comics) was titled "Shazam!" The character himself was always known simply as Captain Marvel. Either way I don't think this Superior film is a good idea.

Oct 9 - 10:13 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Good call on Kazaam. My bad!

Oct 10 - 10:45 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I feel you.

Oct 7 - 05:49 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

Your media sensationalism has worn thin, Glenn Busey.

Oct 7 - 05:52 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

You're a conformist and then you become offended when other people don't conform. AND you don't like THE ROAD WARRIOR . . .

Oct 8 - 05:10 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

It has nothing to do with conforming. It has everything to do with you spamming every topic with the same stuff - until you pick some other cause to blast every page with. I'm not against the Occupy Movement at all, but this isn't the forum for that. And no, that's not me on YouTube.

Oct 8 - 06:31 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

http://www.youtube.com/user/iamNoahJames . . . is this YOU?

Oct 8 - 05:50 PM

Thats No MooN

joshua zimmer

LOL

Oct 13 - 07:59 AM

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