Posts tagged Hollywood.

Hold on! Can we have a moment to appreciate Disney?

If anyone made 3-D (in this barely year filled with some horrific excuses for “3-D films”) worth while, it was definitely Disney. 
Having two (in one year) amazingly-great 3-D films;

Toy Story 3

Tron Legacy

Here’s to a new year hoping that Hollywood cuts it the fuck out with all the shitty 3-D films!
Happy New Years, everyone! 

What the fuck is with all these movies about trains?

I refuse to watch any of them. Except maybe the one with Jake Gyllenhaal because Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty fucking awesome. Donnie Darko, enough said. Two out of three of Denzel Washington’s films have been about trains. Denzel is easily one of my favorite actors. On top of that, he’s incredibly unique and talented. But train movies? Seems like Hollywood is having a writer’s block.

Seriously Hollywood? That’s the best you can come up with? That’s what you’re willing to give millions of dollars to for production costs? Ohh. Okay! Let me guess. We have a train, it’s of the control. Neither the conductor or the riders can stop the impending doom. Lots and lots of explosions! Crappy plot. One academy award winning or nominated actor or actress you paid millions to star in. You anticipate the film to the public by showing the best scenes in commercials. Which by doing so, you essentially kill the reason of attraction to the film, but people are stupid, so it doesn’t matter. Ending with a cheesy scene of either the train blowing up or not, with the main star surviving the major threat of the film or possibly dying (but for a good cost) with the camera zooming out of the possible wreckage or saved train and then zooming into the sky with a fading black screen. And lastly showing, “Directed by ________”.

Why am I not a director? With all the dozens of films that have been made in the last three years alone, only about twenty, give or take, are actually great. That’s a fact.

They always go out in sets of three.

There’s a creepy little saying in Hollywood, “When one dies, expect two more.”
As eerie as it sounds, it’s disturbingly true. Call it a coincidence or some cursed pattern. When one celebrity passes away, two always seem to follow.

The Rule of Three.

The creepy “rule” can be traced back to February 3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper all died in a plane crash in an Iowa cornfield.

The theory gained a place in creepy celebrity lore at the end of 1970 and the beginning of 1971, when iconic rockers Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison died in relatively close succession.

The most recent set of threes; Leslie Nielsen, Irvin Kershner, and Mario Monicelli. All three deaths occurred in less than twenty four hours.

 Earlier this year Tony Curtis, Greg Giraldo, and Arthur Penn all died in less than a day as well.

Before the famous actor, comedian, and director’s time of demise came, it was Cris Henry, Brittany Murphy, and Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. The Bengals football player, the adorable and gorgeous actor and the great drum player for Avenged Sevenfold all passed away in a little less than three weeks apart.

And even before them, on June 25th of 2009, both Farrah Fawcett and Micheal Jackson passed away just hours apart. Two days before them, Ed McMahon had passed away as well.

Trust me, this goes on and on.
But the truth is, it doesn’t matter if there is such a rule. These were all people who were loved in the world they belonged in. Some may idolize them, others may not know who they are. But in the end, we thank them for their devotion in a life dedicated to entertaining their fans. And to every single one, may they rest in peace.

Audrey Hepburn.That kind of natural beauty doesn’t exist anymore in Hollywood.

Audrey Hepburn.
That kind of natural beauty doesn’t exist anymore in Hollywood.

The Dark Knight Rises.

Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film will be called “The Dark Knight Rises” and though the Gotham City auteur isn’t ready to reveal the villain of his 2012 film, he did eliminate one of the big contenders: “It won’t be the Riddler,” Nolan said in an exclusive interview with Hero Complex.
(This kind of upset me. Due to the fact of the numerous rumors of Joseph Gorden-Levitt who would have starred as The Riddler. Which I personally thought would have been an amazing fit and predecessor to The Joker. Both Ledger and Gordon-Levitt were and are underrated actors with amazing talent!)

Nolan was most eager to talk about the fact that Warner Bros. had  agreed with his argument that the film should resist the current 3-D craze and instead use high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras to strike out on a different cinematic path than the stereoscopic technology that, for better or worse, has become the dominant conversation in the blockbuster sector. (This I find to be a great choice! 3D is just this current faze in the Film Industry. And usually every film with 3D is just mediocre. And as Nolan has more than enough proven, his films do not need 3D to amaze audiences.)

As for the title, it shows the writer-director’s intention to keep his Bruce Wayne trilogy tightly stitched together. Christian Bale will be the first actor ever to play “The Batman” three times. “We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones,” Nolan said cryptically. Also an odd thought: What if Nolan somehow brings back Harvey Dent? The only reason this is even mention is because, back during post-production on the second film, Nolan said that the title “The Dark Knight” was just as much about Dent and his fall from the status of shining-knight civic crusader. Dent was plainly dead at the end of the last film, though, and Nolan has been intent on keeping his Gotham City film firmly rooted in a gritty gangland realism– this isn’t a franchise that has veered off into the supernatural or even much super-science.

When he did eliminate the villain candidate, namely Edward Nigma, the green-suited Riddler, who many people (myself included) assumed was the next natural choice. Nolan said that him and his team are going a different way. As with “Dark Knight,” the new film has a script written by Nolan and his brother, Jonah. Nolan as well took Mr. Freeze off the list of potential villians for “The Dark Knight Rises”. Which leaves many of fans wondering who can and hopefully will match up or even surpass The Joker and “The Dark Knight”.

What a little make-up and some photoshopping can do.

The funny thing about these pictures is that there really isn’t anything wrong with the before. No one is perfect. Yes, even you Hollywood.

Megan Fox

Scarlett Johansson

Jessica Alba

George Clooney

Angelina Jolie

Britney Spears

Katie Holmes

Eva Mendes


Christina Ricci


Kristen Stewart

Emma Watson

Pamela Anderson

People complain to much nowadays.

They’re so caught up being noisy in other people’s lives that they ignore their own. And then whine about how no one cares about their life. They complain about little Johnny being gay and Susie Q being a whore. They complain about subjects and matters that have no business to do with them. They complain about politics and war and poverty and some other sad crappy story they hear on the news that they wouldn’t care about if the TV was on mute. They complain why the Yankees always win the World Series. Why no one wants to become some huge big hotshot that’s going to change the world. (No offense.. Actually, a little offense, but the last couple of generations fucked it up so bad that it left us thinking, “Why the fuck should we clean up this mess?”) They complain why Lindsay Lohan is a crazy crackhead Hollywood It Girl and if she were anyone else, she’d be some butchs’ bitch by now. Who cares? This isn’t or never has been a perfect world. And there is going to be some things that are going to piss you off. Yet, you complain about situations or matters or events or stories that aren’t truly relevant to you.

What’s Johnny doing to you by being gay? If you say he’ll go to hell for his sins, then “let him who is without sin cast the first stone!”

If Susie Q is a slut, then don’t fuck her.

If it’s not your business then why fuzz over it?

If you’re sad or mad about war or poverty or politics then write to your senators and president about the war. (Yes, you can do that.) Join the Peace Corps or UNICEF or work for FEMA. Remember, a little change is still a change. Politics is probably the easiest to solve. Vote! Can’t vote, find someone. Encourage them. Tell them the reasons why you would vote if you could.

If you don’t like The Yankees winning the World Series than you’re shit outta luck. I’m a Red Sox fan, so if I can handle it then stop whining.

If you’re mad cause children don’t want to grow up to be productive leaders of the future, Well, then “become the change you want to see.”

If you’re mad about Lindsay Lohan, don’t worry. She’s fucked up her career so bad, no one’s going to want her. And she’ll disappear into the hills of “has beens” in 2 years.

Don’t stress yourself to the point that you’ll go crazy and eventually realize what a fool you were for complaining in the first place.

Instead, relax. Enjoy this day. It may be your last. Hopefully not! But better to go in peace then leave angry.

Don’t you agree?

Jack Nicholson.
Original Gangster/Psycho/Hustler/Mental Patient.

Jack Nicholson.

Original Gangster/Psycho/Hustler/Mental Patient.

Life and Hollywood.

I’m not usually negative. Not that I’m saying I’m going to be in this post. But I am a realist. With that said, Hollywood is known for making films, actors and life seem timeless. When you watch films like The Godfather, you see Al Pacino at such a young, but recognizable age and usually don’t wonder that the film is almost 38 years old. Or when you see films like The Breakfast Club and you’re still waiting for a sequel to be made to see if they’re still friends on Monday, even though it’s been 25 years since its release. Now that I’ve gotten my point across that films make us forget about time. I want to note out three great actors, directors and producers we all know. And if you don’t, then stop reading this, how dare you not know!

Moving on! Here we go. These three actors have made films that have changed the film industry. And forever have craved their name in Hollywood History. We’ve all seen films like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly or One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest or The Shawshank Redemption. Dirty Harry, The Shining or Driving Miss Daisy. Or other films like Gran Torino or the Departed or Bruce Almighty/Even Almighty. In every one of these films these actors played their roles with such deliverance that I can not even imagine anyone else playing the role. Now I’ve been typing away for over two paragraphs and I still haven’t gotten to the reason I’m making this post or even the people’s names I’m taking about. But I’m pretty sure you might have a guess.

Clint Eastwood. Jack Nicholson. Morgan Freeman.

Three of the most iconic actors in past and recent film history. They’ve been making films when Classics for us were Friday Night Premieres for them.

Now I can go into the history of each of them, but that’s not the point. What I want to make clear is that these men have been craved in films. We see them only in films. And we think that’s them. Young and alive. Truth of the matter is, each one of them is over 70 years of age. Clint is 80! And both Jack and Morgan are 73.These men are old. Sounds disrespectful to say, but it’s truth. Though, they only seem to age one years worth for every ten!

(Now, you always hear people cry and mourn and say how well they respect an actor after they passed, but rarely do you see it when they’re alive. Heath Ledger was a great actor. Of course he wasn’t this huge movie god, but still his films were unique with him in a role. I could not imagine someone else in 10 things I hate about you or The Patriot or (of course) The Dark Knight. We all acknowledge their work, but no one gives it that posthumous respect that it should have gotten when they’re still alive.)

Hopefully you’ve gotten the point of this post. Actors may live forever in the films they’ve made classical for us. But time catches up with Hollywood. And if the time of these men that I look up to so greatly comes before any of us want it to, then;

Mr. Eastwood, Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Morgan, if you’re reading this (even though I have a better chance of having a snowball stay frozen in Hell) Thank you for dedicating, enjoying and sharing your life to the films you make and to the millions of people who cherish that very fact.