Thanks to my movie bloggin’ buddy Ruth at flixchatter.net for including me in this really interesting meme. So far the following movie bloggers have participated in this event:
- My Film Views/The Focused Filmographer
- Cinematic Corner
- And So It Begins
- Surrender to the Void
- Cinematic Paradox
- The Cinematic Spectacle
- Being Norma Jean
- Defiant Success
- …let’s be splendid about this
- Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions
- Aziza’s Picks
Here are my parameters:
It’s time to put some movie people in jail. The object is to give a prosecutor’s argument as to why these movie people belong in “Movie Jail” whether it be for violating the integrity of the content source of one their films, or being a sell-out, just making bad movies overall, getting worse as time goes on or not being in a good movie for many years.
The baton will be passed to another blogger who will have to do the following:
In order to free someone from Movie Jail they have to do 2 things
1 – Give a defense attorney argument defending the plaintiff
2 – Pay bail: the cost of which is another case for the court and a prosecutor’s argument against the actor/director of their choice that will replace the one set free.
There must always be 10 people in Movie Jail.
As it currently stands, the following folks are incarcerated:
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
and lastly …
(added by Ruth)
Ruth – this is a sound choice! What makes his crimes so egregious is that early on he had so much talent (or at least we were told he did). He has does nothing but cash in on that earlier praise to turn in what can only be described at best mediocre performances over the past 15+ years.
Person rescued by Ruth: Jennifer Aniston
Ruth, again this is a sound choice and you make a very valid point in her defense. She is a thespian who definitely capitalized on her televisual success for a movie career – and has sure as heck stretched it for all it is worth. The result has been a couple of hits and several misses. Granted I am not a fan of hers but if anything she has sold-up, not sold out.
Unlucky 13 Indeed. Geez folks! You all have made this choice really hard for me. Most of these prisoners should be UNDER the jail not just in it. I was thinking Til Schweiger will get a reprieve. My reasoning is not the most thought out admittedly but it is the best I can come up with at this point. While I agree that anyone who terrorizes folks with subpar rom-coms on a constant basis is GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY. But I have not seen them since most of his crimes against cinema are not in my native language, so I will give him a pass (READ: Ignorance is bliss). But the blogger who selected him (at Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions) got me thinking in the world of the romantic comedy …
Lock’em Away and Throw Away of the Key. I must thank my little bro for this one. After much consideration I think I am going to go with Jennifer Lopez.
Why, you may ask? Well, after early box office promise from films like Selena and Out of Sight, the rest of her cinematic CV is littered with a set of films that I suppose were to make her a bona-fide American Darling. Yeah – didn’t work. This latest outing (released today) does her no favors either (although I am a kinda sorta Statham fan):
Thanks for participating and understand your choice for Lopez, I’m not a big fan of her work (can’t even remember the last thing I saw her in). Nice to see Dan being chosen as the next one in the race!
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I cannot remember what I last saw her in either.
The Focused Filmographer says
Nice choice here. Lopez is definitely deserving of being in jail. Funny, you put her in jail when she was already in “The Cell.”
Thanks for participating. Everyone has made this so much fun!
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Hey, lucky 13, nice! Glad you agree with my picks, Iba and I totally concur with locking up J-Lo! She was only good in Out of Sight and maybe, The Wedding Planner, but really she should stick to being a singer/dancer and maybe a reality TV judge!
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Todd Mason says
Oh, my, there are so many I’d incarcerate, almost all ahead of the rather worthy candidates you’ve all chosen…Oliver Stone, Michael Haneke, Bernardo Bertolucci, Steven Spielberg, among the fulsomely overpraised…Brian De Palma among the deservedly mocked but who is being “rehabilitated” by hipsters…
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Oh yeah DePalma … I think you may know my feelings about him 🙂