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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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2010, 2011, 2012 Movie Information

There are some very interesting movies coming our way soon. The one I am most interested in is The Expendables. Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jason Statham all in the same movie. It’s bound to be a let down but I’m going to see it anyway. You already know of my interest in Skyline.

I usually get my information on superhero and sci-fi movies from Chris Ferrell. Remember he was my first guest blogger and runs Nerds Of The Round Table. He hasn’t had any new posts since June so I am filling myself and my readers in on what I have found out.

Sadly there will be no more Fantastic Four movies but in 2012 we can look forward to an X-Men prequel. Kevin Bacon has signed on to be the villain.

There are a slew of rumors surrounding the new Batman movie. Robin is supposedly going to be introduced. There are also rumors that Eddie Murphy is going to play the Riddler and Catwoman might also be in this one played by Rachel Weisz . One villain per movie please. Director Christopher Nolan hasn’t signed a contract yet and neither has anyone else, so don’t believe the rumors.

Scheduled releases for 2011 are The Green Hornet, The Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class and a remake of the classic, Fright Night. Scheduled releases for 2012 are Hancock 2, Monsters Inc. 2, and Star Trek XII.


In a unrelated note, Airplane! turned 30 this July so I want to know what is your favorite line from Airplane!?

Mine is:

Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Surely you can’t be serious.
I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley

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