I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’m participating in anything like this, so my entry might not be as polished as those who have been doing a lot of these blogathon-type entries. Also, it’s amazing how a deadline set by other bloggers motivates me to actually post something, haha. Self-set deadlines just have me saying, “Maybe tomorrow…? Or the next day…? Or how about in two weeks? A month?” You get the picture. Anyway, onward to…
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.
1. My Filmviews / The Focused Filmographer
2. Cinematic Corner
3. And So It Begins…
4. Surrender to the Void
5. Cinematic Paradox
6. The Cinematic Spectacle
7. Being Norma Jean
8. Defiant Success
9. …let’s be splendid about this
10. Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions
11. Aziza’s Picks
13. i luv cinema
14. Public Transportation Snob
15. The Warning Sign
16. 3 Guys 1 Movie
Who Made Bail
This was a very tough call. I think I’ve jumped in at a point where it’s getting more and more difficult to let some of these people out. Still, I managed to find a case for good ol’ Gerry, and not because I’m a huge fan. If anything, I’m more of a casual fan. I just think that out of all the people on this list, he still has the potential to turn things around—like Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook (2012) style. It was either him or Eddie Murphy and frankly, I don’t see Murphy turning things around any time soon.
While I admit that Butler definitely has more misses than hits, I think that these old clips of him provide reason enough to free him. At least he’s naturally funny. Some of the parts are repeats, but they each have enough differences that make it worth watching all of them.
Who’s Getting Thrown in the Slammer
I had to do a little research before I put Fleischer in jail. Now, while there’s no rule against putting the same person in jail twice (at least, I don’t think that’s a rule?), I didn’t want to seem unoriginal and repetitive.
Aside from Gangster Squad (2013)—which I have never seen and due to the violence in it will probably never get around to watching, not to mention I heard it was a hit or miss with folks anyways—I don’t think this guy has made anything really worth noting. My biggest reason for putting him in jail is for 30 Minutes or Less (2011), the irony being in the title, if you catch my drift. The only time I even laughed in that movie was when Aziz Ansari showed up, and even then I ended up walking out of the movie (a very, very rare occurrence—yes, it was that bad) after about a half hour of it—a half hour that I won’t be getting back. I was on the verge of throwing Jesse Eisenberg in jail instead, since I thought his acting in 30 Minutes or Less was pretty darn awful, but the deciding factor against that is that he’s got a little more on his résumé. A very slim save. If I had things my way, they’d both be in there.