Weekly Ketchup: World War Z and This Is the End Getting Sequels?

This Week's Ketchup includes sequel news for Taken 3, the fifth Terminator, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1; movies based on Captain Planet, Encyclopedia Brown, and Knight Rider; and new roles for Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, and (maybe) Vin Diesel.


This Week's Top Story

SEQUELS POSSIBLE FOR APOCALYPTIC HITS WORLD WAR Z AND THIS IS THE END

Destruction is a big thing this summer. Man of Steel is the most obvious, and where most of the press goes, but it's not the only movie to score well at the box office in June with calamitous events, and it's not the only such movie with sequel buzz either. After months of pre-release bad buzz about reshoots (and a six month release delay), World War Z opened this past weekend to $66 million in North America, and $111.8 million worldwide. Paramount Pictures is claiming it as "the best opening for an original live-action tentpole since Avatar," which is a bit weird because it was based on a bestselling novel. Anyway, there's been talk for a while of a possible World War Z trilogy, and those numbers were enough for Paramount and Brad Pitt's Plan B to officially start development on a sequel. All of this is arguably at least partly due to the surprisingly positive reviews for World War Z, and they were possibly due to the drastic changes to the film's plot. This link tells you about added scenes in the first hour of the film, and this detailed article describes the completely different third act. It also explains why that one guy looked like Matthew Fox. The quasi-reality-based apocalyptic comedy This is the End has also been quietly doing well (opening to over $20 million against Man of Steel), and Seth Rogen's codirector Evan Goldberg is already talking up his idea for what a sequel could be like, which sounds like it veers crazily off into movie-within-a-movie territory. Which is not to say that a sequel has actually been greenlit, of course (but it's at least being talked about).

Fresh Developments This Week

#1 DJANGO UNCHAINED STARS TO REUNITE FOR MEAN BUSINESS ON NORTH GANSON STREET

After playing opposing roles in Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio are now attached to costar in a new project for Warner Bros called Mean Business on North Ganson Street. The movie will be an adaptation of an upcoming crime novel by S. Craig Zahler about two disgraced and/or demoted detectives who are reassigned to a crime-riddled town in Missouri. The title of the movie bears some noting as Leonardo DiCaprio's next movie is called The Wolf of Wall Street, with director Martin Scorsese, who himself had early success with Mean Streets, which is one letter off from being the first and second word of this movie. When you add it all together, what you get is... yeah, it's a complete coincidence.


#2 JULIANNE MOORE MIGHT LEAD THE REBELLION IN THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

We might still be almost five months away from the November 22, 2013 release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but that's probably not really a reason for Lionsgate not to proceed with plans for the final two movies adapting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (ie, few people are really expecting the audience for the first movie to stop showing up for the three sequels). And so, we learned this week that negotiations have begun with Julianne Moore for her to play Alma Coin, who is an important figure in the growing rebellion against the evil President Donald Sutherland Coriolanus Snow. If she signs, Moore will appear in both parts of Mockingjay, which are scheduled for release on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively.


#3 VIN DIESEL HEADLINES THIS WEEK IN MARVEL NEWS... BUT WHY?

The biggest news this week involving Marvel Studios is that Vin Diesel revealed that he will be meeting soon with them. That, however, is basically where the story begins and ends. Why does Marvel want to talk to Vin Diesel? Is it for Thanos, the expected big bad in The Avengers 2, or perhaps for an entirely different superhero project? At one point years ago, his name came up concerning a possible Sub-Mariner movie, but as far as we know right now, Marvel's not actively pursuing that (though he could certainly appear in another character's film). This writer thinks it's probably Thanos, but for the most shallow of reasons (Vin Diesel's jawline sort of resembles the way Thanos is often drawn). In a similarly mysterious vein, we also learned this week that Australian actor Josh Helman has been cast for several weeks of work on X-Men: Days of Future Past, but that's again, about all we know. He might be playing any one of dozens of Marvel's mutants, or he might be playing "Sentinel Technician #2." You say you just absolutely love Marvel news stories with very few details to go on, and just two such stories aren't enough? Alright then: Also this week, Marvel announced another mystery movie for the release date of July 8, 2016. What movie that might be, in between mystery movies on May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017, is anyone's guess. And finally, here's another release date which is only sort of Marvel-related. Focus Features and Universal Pictures have announced a release date of August 1, 2014 for their adaptation of the "Mommie Porn" novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. And the reason that's relevant here? That's the same release date as Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.


#4 WARNER BROS DEVELOPING LEGO SPINOFF NINJAGO

This past weekend saw the debut of the trailer for The LEGO Movie in theaters with Monsters University, preparing audiences for the film's release on February 7, 2014. Warner Bros is apparently happy with the big screen prospects for all things LEGO, as the studio has hired two of the writers of The LEGO Movie to work on an adaptation of the LEGO toy line Ninjago. As you can guess from the title, the Ninjago line revolves around ninjas and other types of warriors and monsters inspired by both Japanese and Chinese mythology. Ninjago was also the inspiration for the Cartoon Network animated series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu which has aired on the network since January, 2011. Warner Bros is reportedly close to finding a director for Ninjago, who will be someone other than Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of The LEGO Movie, who also directed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. With little more to base an opinion on, consider this Ninjago story a true borderline "???" this week.

Rotten Ideas of the Week

#5 ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE UNREQUESTED MOVIE DEVELOPMENT

It's been an ongoing theme in Hollywood since the 1990s that studios love going to the material of their own childhood for material for movies for tomorrow's kids. Listing all of the examples would take too much space, but since this entry is mostly about Warner Bros, let's use Yogi Bear and Where the Wild Things Are as examples (Garfield and The Smurfs are good examples at other studios). The latest example of this strategy is Encyclopedia Brown, the 28 volume series of boy detective books by Donald J. Sobol which were first published in 1963 (until his death in 2012). Warner Bros is now developing an Encyclopedia Brown movie, which is the latest effort in a franchise history of film attempts that goes back to the early 1980s and Chevy Chase. This story comes just two weeks after a similar announcement at 20th Century Fox for plans for the Choose Your Own Adventure franchise. Encyclopedia Brown is a borderline "Rotten Idea" just because as noted before, do kids today even know who he is?


#4 LIVE ACTION CAPTAIN PLANET BACK IN DEVELOPMENT AGAIN

My, how time flies when you're not really paying much attention. As this writer prepared to report this week on the idea of a live action Captain Planet movie, it was with some surprise that I realized that it was actually almost two years ago now that we last reported on it. Anyway, now it's Sony Pictures that is picking up the rights to a movie based upon the early 1990s kids cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers about a blue skinned superhero with green hair who fights crime... as long as it's environmental crime. Let that contradiction sink in a bit. Captain Planet was aided by five teenagers, four of whom wore rings representing the elements of Earth, Fire, Water, and Wind, and the fifth was stuck with... Heart. Don Cheadle has also starred in a series of Captain Planet short films for FunnyorDie. Attempts at a live action Captain Planet movie date back to the 1990s.


#3 PARAMOUNT ANNOUNCES NEW TERMINATOR TRILOGY (AND LEAVES SOMEONE OUT)

In advance, every upcoming year has lots of big movies tentatively scheduled, but 2015 is some sort of crazy special example. It might be easier to list franchises that don't have entries planned for 2015 than those that do. The list of possible/likely "big movies" for 2015 got even longer this week with the official announcement by Paramount Pictures of a June 26, 2015 release date for the next Terminator movie. What's especially curious about the news is that the film is being described as "the first in a stand-alone trilogy," and nowhere in the announcement is there any mention of Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in this new film, which will be the fifth entry in the franchise (#4 was 2009's Terminator: Salvation). This movie, whatever it ends up being called, has made the news in recent weeks amidst talk of both Schwarzenegger and Dwayne Johnson appearing in it, but officially, Paramount Pictures isn't mentioning any of that just yet. The 33% Rotten score on the RT Tomatometer for Terminator: Salvation is why this new movie is still a "Rotten Idea" until we hear reasons to think otherwise.


#2 LIAM NEESON TO RECEIVE NEARLY THE BUDGET OF TAKEN TO STAR IN TAKEN 3

This story is mostly about math and the Taken franchise, but let's start with the math. In 2008, Liam Neeson starred in a little movie called Taken, which had a reported budget of $25 million. The movie ended up bringing in over $226 million internationally, so yeah, to little surprise, there was a Taken 2. That movie was released in October, 2012, and for his particular set of skills, Liam Neeson earned $15 million of the film's $45 million budget that time around. The investment paid off even better for the sequel, which now has an international total of over $376 million. And so, once again, to little surprise, there will be a Taken 3. And that finally brings us to this week's actual news, which is that Liam Neeson's deal this time is in the $20 million range, or in other words, a number close to the entire budget for the first movie. Deals will now be sought for Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace, who play his wife and daughter, respectively. As for why this is one of the week's most Rotten Ideas, here's one last bit of math for you: 21% on the RT Tomatometer for Taken 2.


#1 KNIGHT RIDER: THE MOVIE FROM THE WRITER OF... WILD HOGS?

Not every movie based upon an old TV show is inherently a bad idea. We've actually gotten several pretty great movies from old TV shows (The Fugitive, The Untouchables, and the Mission: Impossible franchise, for some examples). Any movie needs the right parts, and in the case of this week's Most Rotten Idea, the part that really makes it rotten involves the 2007 "comedy" Wild Hogs, which has a Tomatometer score of just 14%. Screenwriter Brad Copeland wrote that movie, and now he's been hired by the Weinstein Co. to work on their adaptation of the hit 1980s TV science fiction-tinged adventure show Knight Rider. The motivation behind a Knight Rider movie seems mostly to be based on the success of the Fast and the Furious franchise, but those cars also don't talk, or require someone to write lines for them to deliver. And that brings us back to Wild Hogs.

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Comments

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Top News:
Haven't seen this, & I really want to, so I can't say much. This is days old news anyways.

Fresh:

1. Yawnville

2. Sweet! The Hunger Games kicked ass (one of the best movies that came out in a year of some of the greatest releases in movies!), so I'm looking forward to this!

3. Anything with Vin Diesel in it has my interest. I'm even looking forward to the next Riddick movie coming out this year!

5. Again, typo, it's 4, not 5! Check your editors RT! Anyways, how is this even on Fresh? That Ninjago shit isn't even that great of a show. Though, I suppose I'll take a whole movie of this over a full length movie to excrement like Johnny Test (quite possibly the biggest abomination to Cartoons next to The Problem Solverz & Speed Buggy).

Rotten:

5. More Yawnville

4. This still hasn't started production yet? (not that I wanted it to) What a surprise. Anyways, I'm surprised they're still going for this, seeing that the original cartoon was shit (but it had potential). I just hope that if they start, they actually redesign Captain Planet himself, & decide to make that fake/useless "Heart" power more useful. Because even to this day, Captain Planet's look is outdated (and awful), & it looked awful back then anyways.

3. Again, bring back Schwarzenegger & have Worthington play John Connor, not Bale (he sucked as Connor), & maybe then I'd take the franchise a little more seriously since it's fall after the 3rd one.

2. Saw Taken 3, & I laughed hard, because I didn't even watch the second Taken movie & I completely lost it of how hilarious the trailer was. Not interested.

1. I stopped reading this as soon as I read "Knight Rider" & "Wild Hogs".

Jun 28 - 06:59 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

#1 Yawnville? Leo is one of the greatest actors of this generation. Did you not see how great he was in Django?

Jun 28 - 09:21 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

YAWNVILLE

Jun 28 - 10:22 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

1. Young Tom Cruise is right. You gotta give Leo a chance!

2. I'm glad Julianne Moore is interested in playing Coin since the obvious choice would be Sigourney Weaver. I think Helen Mirin would kick ass as Alma Coin as well.

Jun 28 - 11:27 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

He may have been in good movies, but that doesn't mean I have to like him for it. Plus in what he's mostly been in bores me to death.

Jun 29 - 01:13 AM

RashHunt

Rash Hunt (Matt X)

How have you seen Taken 3?

Jun 30 - 09:54 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Meant that I read Taken 3 on this, & I lost it.

Jun 30 - 09:57 PM

RashHunt

Rash Hunt (Matt X)

Oh, I see that now.

Jun 30 - 10:05 PM

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

If it weren't for Leo and Sam Jackson, Django would have been a total waste of film.

Jul 1 - 08:13 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

No, Django was lead by Foxx & Waltz. Enough said.

Jul 1 - 09:58 PM

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

No sir. Waltz played the good guy version of the same quirky character as he did in Inglorious, which is probably not too far off from how he acts in real life. Heck, he didn't even have to hide his accent. How someone can win two Oscars for the exact same role is beyond comprehension. I'm sure Weinstein had his hand in that just as he did when he got Django & Inglorious nominated to begin with. If it weren't for him and QT's name brand, they would have been laughed off as inanely juvenile. Honestly how many more revenge fantasy flicks for the nerd culture can Quentin churn out?

Really I have nothing against Foxx, but his role wasn't anything to write home about.

Jul 1 - 11:15 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Foxx was good, but come on, aside from Waltz who was everyone raving about? Oh yeah, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Jul 2 - 01:47 AM

Ryan Rebman

Ryan Rebman

silly theory. Foxx was ok, but the role didnt call for much. Waltz was excellent, as were Leo and Jackson. Don't forget Don Johnson killing it

Jul 3 - 06:34 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

WORLD WAR Z is AWESOME!!!! looking forward to the sequels.

Jun 29 - 09:47 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

COMING SOON FROM PARAMONT and WARNER BROS. SYMPHONY FOR THE DEVIL Screenplay by Kevin Williamson "Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and fate ---I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moments of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

Jun 29 - 09:51 AM

Alex M.

Hipster Elitist Maverick

Jesus Christ, if Sam Worthington was in another Terminator movie playing ANYBODY, I would be pissed. The guy can't act for shit.

Jun 29 - 02:31 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Best joke I've heard all day. Thanks for sharing it.

Jun 29 - 07:48 PM

Esteban Martinez

Esteban Martinez

Sam Worthington does not exist. He is a CGI generated special effect shared by studios, didn't you know?

Jul 1 - 06:49 AM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

I haven't seen World War Z but I plan to do so soon. Once I see it, I'll see if it deserves a sequel or not. Being a big Hunger Games fan (my profile pic gives it away), I think Julianne Moore is a good choice for President Coin. I loved Taken but Taken 2 just bored the crap out of me. I'm not looking forward to Taken 3 much. A Captain Planet movie would be straight up environmental propaganda. I never watched the cartoon but the Nostalgia Critic's review didn't make me want to. I'll only see it if Don Cheadle plays Captain Planet and Bhargav Dronamraju from That Guy With The Glasses plays Ma-Ti but that will never happen. Seriously? The power of Heart? Give me a break.

Jun 28 - 08:09 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

The thing that made Captain Planet fail so badly as a cartoon was its poor execution. It had good intentions, but lots of the crap there were poorly done, & plus it had some really dark material that was both not suitable for kids & completely irrelevant to the environmental stuff (there was an episode on AIDS & the towns people chased the dude with torches, & another involving crystal meth & the guy died of overdose, srsly). So you're better off just reading the hilarious reviews about it on toon crap.

Jun 28 - 10:32 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

As much as I long for a Prince Namor film....PLEASE don't let Vin Diesel play him!

I have no problem with an Encyclopedia Brown film. F*** the kids if they can't crack a book at the library. I wish Gil Kenan (of "Monster House") was working on this instead of his imminent disaster of a "Poltergeist" reboot. Maybe it's not too late....

Brad Copeland is still working in town, eh? Forget the carpal-tunnel, kids, you got to learn to work the mandible.

Jun 28 - 08:41 PM

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Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I can't hear the douchebag frequency. Sorry.

Jun 28 - 09:32 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Then, you can't hear yourself.

Jun 28 - 10:33 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Have we descended to "I know you are but what am I?" level of put downs? 24 years old, folks. Look at him.

Jun 30 - 04:12 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Hahahaha! You crack me up. 13 years old folks!

Jun 30 - 09:22 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Pathological liar. Who knows how old you are? (But 13 at least would make more sense...)

Jun 30 - 09:58 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

I won't tell you my real name because you are a stalker. I remember when I was "Jerry Benedict" and you looked me up! What weirdo does that?

Jul 1 - 10:39 AM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

And you clearly are too simple minded to understand I was calling you 13.

Jul 1 - 10:54 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Definition of Weirdo: Creates multiple alias accounts to troll incessently on websites.

You offer nothing substantial to film discussion on this site. As you've already admitted, you're here to troll - to fuck with people. That's how you spend your life. You aren't smart enough to figure out anything better to do with your time. This is how you bring meaning and purpose in your miserable existence. This is how you matter.

I have more than your name, I have your IP address. I choose not to do anything with it because you're useless, just a pathetic, yet harmless, pest. Weirdos like to invite abuse, as you do by continuing to fuck with me long after I've verbally smacked you around repeatedly. You seem to like it. At least more than I like dishing it out. You get hurt and leave me alone for awhile, but like a co-dependant toad, you always come back for more. That's pretty weird, wouldn't you think? Now either fetch me a beer, bitch, or kindly step off the curb, hopefully in front of a bus or something.

Jul 1 - 12:33 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

If I remember correctly, which I do, I never commented on you until you did to me. I'm just returning the favor bitch.

Jul 1 - 03:09 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I hear wedding bells...

Jul 1 - 05:49 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I know you're lonely too, Val.

Jul 1 - 07:40 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Meanwhile, you're stuck with your hand, Val. Enjoy your Clint Eastwood films because they are the only things you have.

Jul 1 - 09:13 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Sitcom. Now.

Jul 1 - 09:40 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Movie. Now.

Jul 1 - 11:53 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I'm not a Clint Eastwood fan, dickfudge. I just use the pic because it matches my demeanor, or so they tell me.

Jul 2 - 12:44 PM

Joseph D.

Joseph Dutra

Make Vin Diesel, Thanos!!!

Jun 28 - 08:44 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

IF there is one thing I love..It's Death...Death and Family. And Cars...Fast cars...Grrrrrrr

Jun 28 - 11:30 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Fuck that.

Jun 29 - 02:38 AM

Typhon

Typhon Q

Top: I think that the rewrites helped set WWZ up for its sequels.

1. These guys were awesome in Django.

2. She doesn't seem to have that pompous, regal sortof aura that I always imagined Coin as having. But who knows?

3. Vin Disel as Thanos? He certainly has a good voice for it.

Wtf happened to 4?

5,Rotten 5, Rotten 4: Bleh

3. Arnolds involvement will probably pull this one out of the Salvation ditch.

2. Taken 3: Taken with a Vengeance.

Jun 28 - 08:46 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

As I mentioned above, I always pictured Sigourney Weaver as Coin. Is there someone in particular you would picture as Coin? Julianne Moore is more than capable but did you have someone in Mind?

Jun 28 - 11:31 PM

Greg Dean Schmitz

Greg Dean Schmitz

Ninjago is #4, not #5. Typo.

Jun 29 - 01:21 AM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

#1 Yawnville? Leo is one of the greatest actors of this generation. Did you not see how great he was in Django?

Jun 28 - 09:21 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

YAWNVILLE

Jun 28 - 10:22 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

1. Young Tom Cruise is right. You gotta give Leo a chance!

2. I'm glad Julianne Moore is interested in playing Coin since the obvious choice would be Sigourney Weaver. I think Helen Mirin would kick ass as Alma Coin as well.

Jun 28 - 11:27 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

He may have been in good movies, but that doesn't mean I have to like him for it. Plus in what he's mostly been in bores me to death.

Jun 29 - 01:13 AM

RashHunt

Rash Hunt (Matt X)

How have you seen Taken 3?

Jun 30 - 09:54 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Meant that I read Taken 3 on this, & I lost it.

Jun 30 - 09:57 PM

RashHunt

Rash Hunt (Matt X)

Oh, I see that now.

Jun 30 - 10:05 PM

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

If it weren't for Leo and Sam Jackson, Django would have been a total waste of film.

Jul 1 - 08:13 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

No, Django was lead by Foxx & Waltz. Enough said.

Jul 1 - 09:58 PM

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

No sir. Waltz played the good guy version of the same quirky character as he did in Inglorious, which is probably not too far off from how he acts in real life. Heck, he didn't even have to hide his accent. How someone can win two Oscars for the exact same role is beyond comprehension. I'm sure Weinstein had his hand in that just as he did when he got Django & Inglorious nominated to begin with. If it weren't for him and QT's name brand, they would have been laughed off as inanely juvenile. Honestly how many more revenge fantasy flicks for the nerd culture can Quentin churn out?

Really I have nothing against Foxx, but his role wasn't anything to write home about.

Jul 1 - 11:15 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Foxx was good, but come on, aside from Waltz who was everyone raving about? Oh yeah, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Jul 2 - 01:47 AM

Ryan Rebman

Ryan Rebman

silly theory. Foxx was ok, but the role didnt call for much. Waltz was excellent, as were Leo and Jackson. Don't forget Don Johnson killing it

Jul 3 - 06:34 AM

This comment has been removed.

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I can't hear the douchebag frequency. Sorry.

Jun 28 - 09:32 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Then, you can't hear yourself.

Jun 28 - 10:33 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Have we descended to "I know you are but what am I?" level of put downs? 24 years old, folks. Look at him.

Jun 30 - 04:12 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Hahahaha! You crack me up. 13 years old folks!

Jun 30 - 09:22 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Pathological liar. Who knows how old you are? (But 13 at least would make more sense...)

Jun 30 - 09:58 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

I won't tell you my real name because you are a stalker. I remember when I was "Jerry Benedict" and you looked me up! What weirdo does that?

Jul 1 - 10:39 AM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

And you clearly are too simple minded to understand I was calling you 13.

Jul 1 - 10:54 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Definition of Weirdo: Creates multiple alias accounts to troll incessently on websites.

You offer nothing substantial to film discussion on this site. As you've already admitted, you're here to troll - to fuck with people. That's how you spend your life. You aren't smart enough to figure out anything better to do with your time. This is how you bring meaning and purpose in your miserable existence. This is how you matter.

I have more than your name, I have your IP address. I choose not to do anything with it because you're useless, just a pathetic, yet harmless, pest. Weirdos like to invite abuse, as you do by continuing to fuck with me long after I've verbally smacked you around repeatedly. You seem to like it. At least more than I like dishing it out. You get hurt and leave me alone for awhile, but like a co-dependant toad, you always come back for more. That's pretty weird, wouldn't you think? Now either fetch me a beer, bitch, or kindly step off the curb, hopefully in front of a bus or something.

Jul 1 - 12:33 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

If I remember correctly, which I do, I never commented on you until you did to me. I'm just returning the favor bitch.

Jul 1 - 03:09 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I hear wedding bells...

Jul 1 - 05:49 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I know you're lonely too, Val.

Jul 1 - 07:40 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Meanwhile, you're stuck with your hand, Val. Enjoy your Clint Eastwood films because they are the only things you have.

Jul 1 - 09:13 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Sitcom. Now.

Jul 1 - 09:40 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Movie. Now.

Jul 1 - 11:53 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I'm not a Clint Eastwood fan, dickfudge. I just use the pic because it matches my demeanor, or so they tell me.

Jul 2 - 12:44 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I can't hear the douchebag frequency. Sorry.

Jun 28 - 09:32 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Then, you can't hear yourself.

Jun 28 - 10:33 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Have we descended to "I know you are but what am I?" level of put downs? 24 years old, folks. Look at him.

Jun 30 - 04:12 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Hahahaha! You crack me up. 13 years old folks!

Jun 30 - 09:22 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Pathological liar. Who knows how old you are? (But 13 at least would make more sense...)

Jun 30 - 09:58 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

I won't tell you my real name because you are a stalker. I remember when I was "Jerry Benedict" and you looked me up! What weirdo does that?

Jul 1 - 10:39 AM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

And you clearly are too simple minded to understand I was calling you 13.

Jul 1 - 10:54 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Definition of Weirdo: Creates multiple alias accounts to troll incessently on websites.

You offer nothing substantial to film discussion on this site. As you've already admitted, you're here to troll - to fuck with people. That's how you spend your life. You aren't smart enough to figure out anything better to do with your time. This is how you bring meaning and purpose in your miserable existence. This is how you matter.

I have more than your name, I have your IP address. I choose not to do anything with it because you're useless, just a pathetic, yet harmless, pest. Weirdos like to invite abuse, as you do by continuing to fuck with me long after I've verbally smacked you around repeatedly. You seem to like it. At least more than I like dishing it out. You get hurt and leave me alone for awhile, but like a co-dependant toad, you always come back for more. That's pretty weird, wouldn't you think? Now either fetch me a beer, bitch, or kindly step off the curb, hopefully in front of a bus or something.

Jul 1 - 12:33 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

If I remember correctly, which I do, I never commented on you until you did to me. I'm just returning the favor bitch.

Jul 1 - 03:09 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I hear wedding bells...

Jul 1 - 05:49 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I know you're lonely too, Val.

Jul 1 - 07:40 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Meanwhile, you're stuck with your hand, Val. Enjoy your Clint Eastwood films because they are the only things you have.

Jul 1 - 09:13 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Sitcom. Now.

Jul 1 - 09:40 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Movie. Now.

Jul 1 - 11:53 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I'm not a Clint Eastwood fan, dickfudge. I just use the pic because it matches my demeanor, or so they tell me.

Jul 2 - 12:44 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

YAWNVILLE

Jun 28 - 10:22 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

1. Young Tom Cruise is right. You gotta give Leo a chance!

2. I'm glad Julianne Moore is interested in playing Coin since the obvious choice would be Sigourney Weaver. I think Helen Mirin would kick ass as Alma Coin as well.

Jun 28 - 11:27 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

He may have been in good movies, but that doesn't mean I have to like him for it. Plus in what he's mostly been in bores me to death.

Jun 29 - 01:13 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

The thing that made Captain Planet fail so badly as a cartoon was its poor execution. It had good intentions, but lots of the crap there were poorly done, & plus it had some really dark material that was both not suitable for kids & completely irrelevant to the environmental stuff (there was an episode on AIDS & the towns people chased the dude with torches, & another involving crystal meth & the guy died of overdose, srsly). So you're better off just reading the hilarious reviews about it on toon crap.

Jun 28 - 10:32 PM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

Then, you can't hear yourself.

Jun 28 - 10:33 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

1. Young Tom Cruise is right. You gotta give Leo a chance!

2. I'm glad Julianne Moore is interested in playing Coin since the obvious choice would be Sigourney Weaver. I think Helen Mirin would kick ass as Alma Coin as well.

Jun 28 - 11:27 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

IF there is one thing I love..It's Death...Death and Family. And Cars...Fast cars...Grrrrrrr

Jun 28 - 11:30 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

As I mentioned above, I always pictured Sigourney Weaver as Coin. Is there someone in particular you would picture as Coin? Julianne Moore is more than capable but did you have someone in Mind?

Jun 28 - 11:31 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

He may have been in good movies, but that doesn't mean I have to like him for it. Plus in what he's mostly been in bores me to death.

Jun 29 - 01:13 AM

Greg Dean Schmitz

Greg Dean Schmitz

Ninjago is #4, not #5. Typo.

Jun 29 - 01:21 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Top Story: Sure, why not? They were both good movies.
1: Fuck yeah!
2: Hopefully it's better than the first movie.
3: Sure. I guess....
4: Are we serious, WB?
5: It's going to crash and burn at the box office.
6: How about no.
7: Hit or miss.
8: Hopefully it's the last.
9: The critics are going to tear this apart.

Jun 29 - 02:37 AM

OG Cutler

Cutler's 5th Account

#1 should be the top story.

Jun 29 - 09:31 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Fuck that.

Jun 29 - 02:38 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Haven't seen World War Z. However, I never thought we'd be hearing news for a sequel after the film had hit theaters given all the negative buzz that had been surrounding the film for months.

Any new movie featuring Leonardo Dicaprio gets my interest, as his choices in what to star in are usually pretty smart. Since teaming up with Martin Scorsese and breaking out of his teen image he's had very few films that I'd call misses.

Juliane Moore I think is an awesome choice for Coin. I'm actually glad they're splitting Mockingjay into two parts as that was one book where a lot was happening outside the point of view of the main character that the films could expand on.

I'll admit from the trailer The Lego Movie looks like it could be a lot of fun (though some of the humor felt very forced), but Ninjago feels a little like overkill.

I'm honestly baffled why they keep going to 90s and 80s kids animated series for sources of adaptations. I mean excluding Batman: The Animated Series and Disney's Gargoyles I'm struggling to think of any that have really held up well. It felt like they were generally dumbed down just to appeal to kids, while a lot felt like nothing more than half hour commercials for the toys they were selling with a tacked on moral that they would shove in your face. A lot of times I'll be wondering what did I ever see in them as a kid. By comparison, I feel that today's animated series have much better writing, animation and voice acting, and can be enjoyed by kids as well as adults (e.g, Phineas and Ferb, Gumball, Adventure Time among others). Even from a buisness standpoint it'd make a lot more sense to adapt shows that are fresher in people's minds.

I really don't see the appeal to telling the story of the war in Terminator. I mean the hook to the series was the time traveling aspect. Remove it and you're left with a bland man vs machine story. It'd be like removing the Matrix element in The Matrix films. And given that the time traveling aspect was feeling very worn out by the time of the third film I think it's time they put this franchise to rest (which they should have done after the second film).

Haven't seen Taken 2, but even though I really liked the original Taken I don't seen what more they can do with the sequels other than just being rehashes of the first film. Besides, after all the punishment he inflicted on the baddies you'd have to be pretty dumb to even think of stealing Liam Neeson's favorite mug (though that would make for a great tagline: "they took his daughter, they took his wife, now they've taken his mug. This time they've gone too far").

Knight Rider? Seriously? Even if it wasn't from the screenwriter of Wild Hogs, this would still be a terrible idea (didn't they try to reboot the series a few years ago and learned the hard way that it's a product of its time?)

Jun 29 - 05:50 AM

King  S.

King Simba

On a side note, while I can see why it wasn't a big enough story to hit the list, I'm glad Pixar announced that they're going to scale back on their sequels with the plan being that only one out of three new films will be a sequel. While I don't mind sequels to their films if they end up being good, I think there should be a good balance between their original porperties and sequels.

Jun 29 - 05:55 AM

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