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I always liked the Judge Dredd comics, but I just don't think he has enough public appeal for any movie based on him to be anything other than a guaranteed bomb no matter how good they make it, especially with moviegoers today being so fickal and hesitant to support films with no major star power.
I love how celebrities moan and groan about capitalism but have absolutely no problem exploiting it for their own financial benefit. Try going to a socialist country and asking for that kind of jack. It's not going to happen.

I'm sorry but nobody deserves 15 million for acting. We have teachers who actually contribute to society making less than 40 grand a year.
So basically they bowed to Norris, a current infomercial star, who wasn't even in the first one. That's smart.

Sly,
Forgive me for not buying the "Jean-Claude van Damm turning in an inspired performance" remark. I've seen too many Van Damm movies to believe that. I'm going to have to see it to believe it.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item The Stand Adds Writer David Kajganich
It keeps sounding like this project is one film. I can't even concieve how that's possible with the book being nearly 900 pages in length. The miniseries in the early '90's was 6 hours and it had significant amounts of abridgement.
I went to see Contraband with serious reservations about money being flushed, but I actually had a really good time. It was a decent movie.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners!
I actually caught Downton Abbey on PBS last night, and I would describe it as a breakthrough in the fight against insomnia.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners!
If it was possible to pull it off, I've always wanted to do an experiment where essentially we make a movie that Woody Allen directs and writes, but we keep it secret and release the film with an unknown director and writer's name attached. I bet it wouldn't get a passing glance by Oscar or Golden Globe. Not saying that Woody isn't good, but some of his latest work hasn't been award worthy.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Moonrise Kingdom Trailer
Wes Anderson is so strange.
One thing I could not stand about the first films (it gets worse with each film) was the incessant need for Raimi to shoot Maguire with the suit and no mask. I'm hoping this picture doesn't suggest that Marc Webb is going to do the same thing.
To date, Dragon has made 62 million domestically and 12 million internationally, but so far it's only been released in 5 or 6 countries.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item 24 Movie Shoots This Spring
I believe at one point there was serious negotiations with Donald to play Jack's father Phillip in season 6, but it never came to fruition and James Cromwell ended up with the role of Phillip Bauer. So the pic may be an old speculative pic on those casting talks.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Star Trek 2 Loses Benicio Del Toro
Come on, Benicio, let go of the delusions of grandeur. It's not like you've been blowing up the box office lately.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item The Avengers Assemble on the Cover of EW
@ridgl Blue Steel, lol!!!
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Solace Lands Anthony Hopkins
They should get Jodie Foster to play the serial killer.
I don't think I realized just how ripped Cavill is. The dude has definitely got his swell on.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Second A Dangerous Method Trailer
I'm still excited about this film, but somehow I missed the casting of Keira Knightley, which puts a little bit of a damper on it. I don't know why but she just annoys the crap out of me.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Tyrannosaur International Trailer
I think people have just become jaded to anything critically acclaimed because most of the time the films that are praised are just boring and soul crushingly depressing.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Machine Gun Preacher Trailer
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@basquat So you've seen the movie and are familiar enough with the story of Sam Childers to assertain that the film is "Americanized". Were you aware that the film is directed by Marc Forster, a critically acclaimed director who was actually born in Germany and grew up in Switzerland? And of course, let's not forget that the American Sam Childer is being portrayed by Gerard Butler, who was born in Scotland and spent part of his childhood in Canada.
Seems more like a project born from a melting pot of nationalities than just an All-American film.

The truth is that Sam Childers actions were one of the early catalyst to Southern Sudan gaining it's independence from the genocidal muslim extremists in the North. Southern Sudan became it's own country in July 2011, and only an American hating bigot would find fault with a movie "based" on the man's life that was a huge part of that.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Machine Gun Preacher Trailer
@basquat You do know that this is actually a true story, and what's wrong with a white trash Yankee going to Africa to help little black kids in the midst ethnic scourging. Nobody else has lifted a finger to help them.
renodc wrote a comment about the news item Safe, Vehicle 19 and Machine Gun Preacher Posters
Definitely looking forward to Machine Gun Preacher. It's a pretty incredible true story.