Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blind Item #5

The director of this very very very recent bomb of a movie is being blamed for the result because he wouldn't stop trying to have sex with all the extras on location. I think the bad acting had something to do with it too. I mean they are A listers.

85 comments:

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Blended bombed this weekend

Lady Heisenberg said...

Is this about Gosling blaming the editors for his film sucking? Or another cinematic turd?

Froggy England said...

What about the grace kelly movie with Kidman,,,that's supposed to have bombed hard.

derek harvey said...

I love Adam Sandler movies! I have seen Jack and Jill 1000 times and it still cracks me up. and Mr. Deeds and Happy Gilmore! The only one I HATED was Little Nicky

Rose Lizenberg said...

My first thought as well. But is Sandler still considered A list?

Seven of Eleven said...

Transcendence had Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman, and bombed hard.

Transcendence Majorly Bombs at the Box Office, Continuing Johnny Depp's Movie Slump

derek harvey said...

Adam is A list for sure. That dude makes mad coin and if it does not do well in theatres it will always make a killing on dvd/on demand and will be shown on tv 50 times a year all over the world...

sandybrook said...

I think its Goslings bomb but I dont even know the name of it.

TalksTooMuch said...

Derek. You watched Jack and Jill? 1000 times?

I just. I don't know what to do with that.

I mean, old school Adam Sandler, Happy Gilmore, etc.

But Jack and Jill?

derek harvey said...

hell yeah---I love the REALLY UGLY grandma at the Mexican picnic and when Jill tries on-line dating! bwahahaha

sandybrook said...

I think Derek just revealed to us why he is so disturbed and perturbed! (Jokes)

TalksTooMuch said...

Huh. Okay, then I have to admire your willingness to embrace pure crap as well as the transcendent! I mean, ANYone can love amazing Australian cinema, but to also dig Jack and Jill, that is a unique mind.

I have to confess a undying devotion to the Reno 911 movie

Tina Mallette said...

Has that Seth McFarlane movie bombed with Charlize Theron?

Steampunk Jazz said...

They may have bombed, but are they Craptastic!

Violet said...

Ah, poor Ryan. At least he's giving something else a try.
I like that Big Daddy movie of AS. Everything else is a dud tbh.

derek harvey said...

what about that Western movie with Sarah Silverman and Seth Mcfarlene (who also directed it?). Is that out yet? its a comedy...

derek harvey said...

ok ok No Jack and Jill for the film club lol...

TalksTooMuch said...

I don't think A Thousand Ways to Die in The West is out yet, we tried to do a movie last night and it said it wasn't out until Thursday

Sillygurl said...

Maybe 50 first dates but NOT Jack and Jill.

Freya said...

I don't think the Seth McFarlene movie is out yet.
If this is meant to be Blended, then the director is Frank Coraci.

TalksTooMuch said...

I really liked 50 First Dates, Sillygurl, I think partially because it reminded me of a romcom version of Memento.

Jade Knickerboxers said...

To my utter shame, I too love Jack and Jill! Every time I see it I catch something I missed, omg so stupid funny, but I don't care!

The Real Dragon said...

@derek I like jack and jill too

Clark Ryan said...

Never a fan of Family Guy and thought TED would bomb, Seth McFarland's smarmy good looks, demeanor, good cheer & potty humor have won me over. His new movie will probably do well... and that's....ok. Did I mention Seth is really smarmy?

Pip said...

I adore Sandler movies. Billy Madison is my favorite, though I often like to quote scenes from Happy Gilmore. It's a guilty pleasure I guess.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Morning Derek. Morning TTM. Speaking of Australian Cinema Classics.... Derek, how do you the oevre of Yahoo Serious?

jane3113 said...

Million Dollar Arm bombed. But I guess it only had one A lister. It was filmed on location thought.

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derek harvey said...

huh?

kelli_girl said...

OMG, Guido!!! Yahoo Serious!!!! Now there's a mental blast from the past my brain did not need this morning!! That hair, that obnoxious style ....... Wonder what he's up to these days?? Prob on some bizarro comedy circuit with Emo Phillips.

derek harvey said...

I thought Guido had typos--so I had to Google Yahoo (get it Google Yahoo!) and have not come across whatever that is as of yet during my viewing pleasures...

Angela said...

The reviews for Blended were not as bad as other recent Adam Sandler movies. And nobody goes to a Adam Sandler movie for the direction.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Good guess Derek. I usually have typos and auto correct nonsense stuck in to things.

TalksTooMuch said...

Good morning (((Gweeds!)))

TalksTooMuch said...

I LOVE old school Adam Sandler, Billy Madison and I have seen The Wedding Singer more times than I should admit to,but some of the later stuff, just dunno, man

Pip said...

@TTM, if you haven't, you need to watch the series, Reno 911. I loved the movie, but the show was was milion times better.

ljsmed said...
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ljsmed said...

Oops, MM is not very very recent

TalksTooMuch said...

I agree Pip! The show was awesome, so sad when they cancelled it!

keeshlo said...

The Waterboy. Classic.

FS said...

Yeah I have that 'hate that I love you' thing with Seth McFarlane too. I can forgive him almost anything now because he brought Cosmos back to TV but also because he says things like 'Science, duh, we benefit from it everyday' or whatever it was he said. I'd put him on my laminated top five if he would agree to not talk about himself at all (and also, if he's actually straight).

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

FS, even if he only has sex through his underwear hole?

Freya said...

Or how about Wally Pfister for Transcendence? The movie starred Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman. The production budget was $100m and only made $10m in its opening weekend.

Rosso said...

How recent is recent though? I mean Ronin 47 is the water level for bombing IMO now. And I'd call that recent.

Bunni said...

A dunka dunka dunka dunka dunkachinno. Couldn't believe he got Al Pacino to do that, he was brilliant.

Renoblondee said...

The Waterboy and 50 First Dates are two of my faves.

JSierra said...

TIL lots of movies have been bombing lately. I almost feel bad for Johnny Depp, it's like no matter what he does his movies absolutely suck and no one wants to see them.

FrenchGirl said...

The bad script of Transcendence must be blamed and maybe the bad promotion
also.Johnny Depp was wodden but the other actors were nice according to the reviews
Seth McFarlane is released next week
Ronin47 always was problematic

Violet said...

Reno - 50 first dates is great, despite my intense dislike of both Sandler and Drew weirdly.

Sarah said...

I had that song from Billy Madison stuck in my head all day yesterday . I'll tumble for ya......

Seven of Eleven said...

@JSierra, I almost think it's because he made such a caricature of himself in the Pirates movies, and it's like he went backward in time in his behaviour. He's a really good actor (I loved Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd when I didn't have to look away, and yes, The Tourist) but breaking up with your long-term partner and the mother of your children to hook up with some unknown who is now managing to get her name out everywhere, while dressing like a cross between broke down Pauley Shore and a broke down Uncle Fester who lost his toothbrush isn't doing him any favors.

While I miss hot Johnny Depp, I will say this: he doesn't have any qualms about being who he is. And I adore his voice.

Sherry said...

Sorry Derek but a thousand fuck no's. I hate Sandler with every fiber of my being. I do not find him funny whatsoever.

Cee Kay said...

I used to love all things Seth MacFarlane. But I've been over him for at least five years now, and I'm stunned that I'm still waiting for everybody else to catch up.

sugarbread maker said...

Grace of Monaco did 2 million international and all the blame has gone on ego of director. But only really kidman.

sugarbread maker said...

"Blended rolls out slowly" - from deadline. Com. 17 million on 4 day weekend

lazyday603 said...

The last time Adam Sandler made me laugh was as Studboy on MTV's Remote Control

Veech said...

How could the numbers be in for a movie that came out on Friday? It has to be a movie that came out at LEAST a week ago.

Katie Telling said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again Johnny Depp should put a halt to his and Tim Burton's bromance. Its not cute anymore and it hasn't been cute for sometime. I also don't think that the amber heard situation is helping him any. This one sounds like blended tbh...

Cocoa said...

The Captive / Atom Egoyan got some boos and negative reviews at Cannes (I know, it hasn't officially bombed, it was only a screening)...Ryan Reynolds A list actor... Not sure anyone cares if Egoyan screwed around with extras in the permafrost in Sudbury, Ontario though.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Moral of tbe story = many directors are horny pathetic dogs.

FS said...

Kristin, ew, no. Fully nekkid or not at all.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

COCOAAAA!!!!

TalksTooMuch said...

COCOA!!

Cocoa said...

WIGLET and TTM!!!! <3

BeckyMae said...

I like to think of Derek as perfectly disturbed :)

J-Mo said...

Jack and Jill? Really? I'm a fan and couldn't believe that movie was released.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

There was some headline the other day that said something like "Sandler admits making 'Blended' so he could go on vacation."

Cracked has an interesting theory about Johnny Depp: "Johnny Depp Was Never a Blockbuster Star by Himself." They say his movies only make money when he's not the central character; when he is, they don't do as well.

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-trends-hollywood-needs-to-admit-they-were-wrong-about/

PJ said...

No offense at all Derek, but what's the difference? Sandler plays variations of the EXACT same insufferable character in every single one of his movies. (With the onr exception being 'Click' but the guy he played in that was a total jerk...)

BitchieMitchie said...

Reno 911 knocked it outta the park every episode! It was so funny. I'm from Sacramento and we knew what Reno was like, and honestly it took one whole episode to figure out it was satire!

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I'm with Freya--I think it's Wally Pfister and Transcendence. Wally's best known as a world-class cinematographer, and IIRC this is his first time actually directing a movie. I don't know enough about him personally to say he's the kind who'd run amok once he got to be the captain of his own vessel instead of just the first mate, but if he did, he wouldn't be the first... And yes, Depp and Freeman for the A-listers; while Johnny's last view movies haven't done well, he's still a big enough name that he'll be A-list (maybe A-, but still A) for some time to come.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Sorry, Seven, I should have mentioned you, since you were the first to suggest it. Anyway, that's at least 3 of us who agree, right? :-)

Snootches said...

Little Nicky is horrid. Sandler's first two were soooo good, people are willing to give his films a whirl in hopes that he'll get his groove back. Kind of the M. Night Shyamalanadingdong of comedies.

Snootches said...

Amber's vagine is bad for box office. Hope he gets the hint.

Becca Parker said...

Since most first run movies are shown only in large chain theaters, they have the ability to report the numbers as soon as the day ends.

TalksTooMuch said...

I just like that you referenced Atom Egoyan AND Sudbury, Cocoa. Warmed my wee Canucklehead melon

loopymommy said...

I'm late to the party, but "Jack and Jill" is worth watching not only because of Al Dunkaccino, but also because of Sandler's portrayal of Jill. It is surprisingly sympathetic and a little too realistic to someone like me who grew up in Brooklyn and knew several actual women on whom that character could have been based.

KSierra said...

@BitchieMitchie....I live in Reno,and I'm a wee bit insulted by that comment. Reno 911 is nothing like actual Reno. FFS, it wasn't even filmed here. It's a great place to live, whereas, Sac? Talk about a hole. Reno is beautiful, surrounded by the mountains, the river, trees, wildlife, with a small-town feel and is a close-knit community. 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Sac has become almost as bad as Oakland. Rude.

MovingOn said...

@Seven That is so much better articulated than I ever could have managed. Agree 100%

TalksTooMuch said...

Mreep mreep, sorry, more OT

Speaking of film; Derek and sugarbread, I put up that Normal Heartpost on the Book Club for discussion! Get at it if you like


http://webebookclubbin.blogspot.ca/2014/05/film-tawk-normal-heart.html?m=1

Sprink said...

"Wally Pfister?" For reals?

Jaiden_S said...

This is Gosling's huge bomb at Cannes. All A listers.

Ella Bee said...

Can you really call something premiering at Cannes a true bomb? I understand the critic perception has a say for sure, but an audience of peers is not the end all definition of a movie's success if a film has yet to reach the public, IMO.

Now Transcendence...I must sadly admit that I have seen this movie. It was a freebie for one of our clients at work (a movie theater chain). It was a big steamy pile of poop and deserves all the crap it has received. I was embarrassed for Johnny Depp- his performance was terrible. He had this weird accent thing going in and out, and there's a scene or two of his that should be evoking extreme emotion and I was laughing uncontrollably. There were so many GOOD actors in that movie, and it was a travesty. But I got to drink during it, sooooo that made it a million times better. I vote Transcendence for this.

Riven said...

Wait is Jack and Jill the one with Tea Leoni where the husband loses his job and pension due to CEO embezzlement or fraud or something? I thought that was Jim Carrey?

...yes I could google this but why?

Riven said...

.... Because that was Fun With Dick and Jane and Google could have saved me this embarrassment. That was actually a great movie (if I recall correctly).

I'll just exit stage left to go find my nearest Blockbuster.

Renoblondee said...

+1 @KSierra :)