Archive for March, 2011

The Replacements

Movies are a passion of mine and lately I have not had the chance to enjoy them like I usually do (I apologize on behalf of  my Roll Film page). I have been thinking about how much I miss watching movies and a thought entered my mind (I’m not used to that). I was thinking about sequels and the studios that make them. This is just a small rant on a non important subject considering the devastation in Japan. My heart and prayers go out to the entire country and especially those who lost family members.

I have a really huge problem with Hollywood studios who see the potential of a movie script and perhaps their franchise and don’t think far enough in advance. I really hate when I become accustomed to a character (mainly because of the actor/actress) playing the part and in the next movie they have been replaced. I hope there are others who feel the same way.

When Michael Keaton was passed over for the second incarnation of the Batman franchise I was extremely agitated. When Clooney stepped into the role it was laughable along with the movie itself. Nipples on the Batsuit – com’ on!

Timothy Dalton was picked to play James Bond because the farts over at Remington Steele wouldn’t let Pierce Brosnan out of his contract. Terence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle because of a conflict. When I get attached to a character, I expect the same actress to be there to portray that character each and every time. Studios should have enough sense commit the actors they hire to a franchise contract with at least a five picture deal.

How many people would have seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels is Johnny Depp refused to sign on for the sequel? I don’t believe many. Depp was the movie. Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Shatner is Captain Kirk. Daniel Radcliffe is Harry Potter and so on.


Which replacement bothered you the most or perhaps none have bothered you? Chime in.

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No Politics

If you were given the opportunity to have a conversation with the leader of your country (no politics allowed), what would you choose to be the topic of conversation? Politics is too much of a dividing subject matter so to keep the conversation civil, I would prefer for you to steer clear of politics. The challenge is to choose a topic that would give you and your leader something in common.

For me, if I could talk to President Obama, it would take place in the White House. I would like to discuss movies. I would like to find out what his favorites are and why and what kind of movie he might make if he had the chance. I would also turn our conversation into a blog post.

Who is the leader of your country and what would you talk about, if you could?

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