Saturday, March 31, 2018

Blind Item #11

That directorial epic of a movie from this A+ list mostly movie actor just gets worse. At this point, it is a jumbled mess with terrible performances and several entire scenes need to be shot again. Very quietly the studio is bringing in other people to slowly push the actor out.

40 comments:

Tricia13 said...
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Tricia13 said...

Brad Cooper-ASIB

DonnaMarie said...

George Clooney-Epic 22

Thia said...

I don't think I've heard one positive thing about A Star is Born.

DonnaMarie said...

George Clooney-CATCH 22

DonnaMarie said...

Great guess Thia

Thia said...

Although, A Star is Born, according to IMDB, is done. Catch 22 is still shooting.

DonnaMarie said...
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DonnaMarie said...

I think they have to re-shoot scenes for A Star is Born. Studios hate that cause it costs A LOT of money and it is a bruise to the directors ego.

DDonna Tarttty said...

A Star Will Bomb!!!

All the chickens coming home to roost for Gag Gag.

Saintpat said...

Gigli 2, Electric Boogaloo

Tricia13 said...

Me neither- but I guessed it more because I dislike both Cooper and Gaga tons lol...

Thia said...

Really, @Trcia13? I think I hate Clooney more.

Nutty_Flavor said...

A marquee project like “A Star is Born” is a dumb place for Cooper to make his directorial debut. Start with a little indie project, for crying out loud.

dummypants said...

I originally interpreted this to be Solo/Ron Howard and I was thinking that if they were trying to push the lead actor out with like 2 months until release that was going to be super dicey. Even though my guess is wrong, I really have a horrible feeling about Solo. They're doing literally no promotion for this movie. I think Emilia Clarke's movie career is cursed and she's going to be begging HBO to play Dany again once GoT ends, provided her character lives through the finale.

beebopcowboy said...

I initially thought Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born with Gaga, but is that really consider an 'epic' ? then I realized it cant be A Star Is Born bc they are trying to but Cooper out?? Yea, the film is finished and being edited / prepped for trailer release. This has to be something else.

I think the above guesses of George Clooney with Catch-22 is it. Blows my mind how many mediocre white men fail upwards. Just heard about Colin Trevorrow. How many bombs has Clooney had already? Sheesh, cant wait for these old men to be on their way out.

Tricia13 said...

Well now that’s a tight race actually 😂👍

SteveD said...

Clooney's Catch 22 isn't a movie, it's a mini-series for Hulu.

gauloise said...

Clooney has directed a lot of big budget movies that were really well done, this sounds like more of a dilettante who is doing something overly artsy

plot said...

How about that Ed Norton project, the one that burnt a building down in NYC? It's called Motherless Brooklyn and production might be shut down permanently now.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Well, it's definitely NOT "Motherless Brooklyn," then, LOL. Plus, if it was, surely there would be some kind of oblique reference to the horrible fire and tragic death.

It's obviously A Star Will Bomb. We've been hearing bad things about it for months. Gag Gag can't act and Cooper almost definitely can't direct and has probably plummeted to new levels of self-contempt as his years of living a lie creep up on him.

It's all shaping up as a classic "Gigli," "The Postman" or "Battlefield Earth" level disaster, one that forever taints the career of everyone involved. A huge pulsing sphincter of failure that squeezes out each digested and rejected celebrity involved like a small, hard, worthless turd. I can't wait!

plot said...

Yeah, it's pretty obviously ASIB but I was just throwing out another narrative. Sometimes that gives me more information than simply a +1 would do.

"just gets worse" could be referring to the fire obliquely but "epic" would point to ASIB.

filmfanb said...

ASIB ....Thing has been troubled from the very beginning

Lion In A Grass said...

Bradley Cooper - ASIB, they originally scheduled it for next years oscar season but have since bumped it up to Spring release.

Speech_teacher said...

So, what happens if the whole thing is a disaster and they know it will bomb? Will they go straight to video? Or, put it on the shelf? Or, will they go ahead and release it and cross their fingers? Does the studio make that decision? Who takes most of the hit for the bomb, the studio, director or actors? Suddenly curious!!

Ann said...

"So, what happens if the whole thing is a disaster and they know it will bomb? Will they go straight to video? Or, put it on the shelf? Or, will they go ahead and release it and cross their fingers? Does the studio make that decision? Who takes most of the hit for the bomb, the studio, director or actors? Suddenly curious!!"

Lately they offload them onto Netflix. And Netflix is dumb enough to buy the crap.

Southern Man said...

Actors almost universally make terrible directors. Surely you will name off Costner and Redford as exceptions. Sure- one good film each. Watched any of their other (unwatchable) directorial efforts?

Directing is very hard and even the good ones make only about 1 of 3 or 4 excellent films. But they can do it more than once.

Randaleese said...

Well!! Something I agree the same as you! 😏😉😊

emeraldcity said...

@gauloise.....all of Clooney's sucessful movie directions were low budget which means they made a good profit for the studio and that's why he got to make the next one time after time. Lately the budgets have been higher and not such a success so his days may be numbered.

mercyprosperity said...

I wonder if she had any acting training?

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Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Gaga looks cross eyed on film. I’m getting Lucille Ball “mame” vibes where they had to slather Vaseline on the camera lens.

John Doe said...

How are some of you fingering Clooney for this? Maybe I've got it mixed up but I thought that Catch 22 is a Hulu TV series. The blind is about a movie.

mercyprosperity said...

@Southern Man
"Actors are almost universally, terrible directors."
Clint Eastwood? Mel Gibson?

Nutty_Flavor said...

Sure, there are plenty of actors who were also gifted directors. Charlie Chaplin. Leni Riefenstahl. John Huston. Woody Allen. Orson Welles. Roman Polanski. Buster Keaton. Ida Lupino.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Penny Marshall. Terry Gilliam. Harold Ramis. Rob Reiner. Sofia Coppola (a much better director than actress, natch.)

plot said...

John Favreau, Peter Berg, Warren Beatty, Elizabeth Banks, Ron Howard, Jodie Foster, Rob Reiner, Tim Robbins, Betty Thomas, Kenneth Branaugh...

plot said...

@Nutty

Sophia Coppola is a surprisingly great director, in my humble.

Bigbro411 said...

I know she won a golden globe for AHS, but, Gaga CAN NOT ACT. I still don't understand that one.

nisore said...

I think his biggest successes have been with acting, not directing. Monuments Men, Leatherheads, and Ides of March don't strike me as particularly well done, but maybe my memory is going.

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