Nostra and Terrence are running yet another relay race, and this time, we're putting people in jail. The premise, in their own words:
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.Previous entries:
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.
Nostra/Terrence at My Film Views
Sati at Cinematic Corner
Alex at And So It Begins...
Steven at Surrender to the Void
I was passed the baton by Steven at Surrender to the Void, who threw Raja Gosnell in there. Here are the current inmates:
|Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer|
|M. Night Shyamalan|
I'm not really sure of why Clint Eastwood is on here. I mean, he's not my favourite, but he has made some damn good movies and he's a true icon. Sure, Hereafter and J. Edgar weren't very inspiring, and while I really disliked the former, I don't think they're really jail worthy films. Plus, I'm a huge fan of Mystic River and a slew of his other films (although I do need to see some more). But I guess he can be ridiculed for that chair-talking thing.
Who I'm throwing in:
How in lord's name is Adam Sandler not on this list? He's literally the worst thing to happen to cinema. In 2011, he graced us with Jack and Jill, which saw a new career low: once men start dressing up as women for 'comedic' effect, you know they're going downhill, but this was far worse than anything Eddie Murphy could do. And then there was That's My Boy, which may as well be one of the most offensive movies ever. He is just beyond terrible.
So I'll hand this one over to Josh at The Cinematic Spectacle - let's see who survives.