Some jackass on Fox Business thinks The Muppets is trying to brainwash kids by pushing a liberal, anti-oil message with the character of evil oil tycoon Tex Richman (the villain in The Muppets, played by Chris Cooper). And some other jackass agrees.
This is so stupid it’s not even worth commenting on how stupid it is, except in this sentence, so I’ll say it one more time: this is stupid. If you want, you can see for yourself: HERE
At least Fox News had the good sense to give the movie an official good review, which you can READ HERE.
Chewbacca, everyone’s favorite Wookie, will be making a guest appearance in a special Christmas episode of the TV series Glee. The episode is a tribute to the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
“We called George Lucas and he gave us Chewbacca,” said Matthew Morrison, who directed the episode and plays the role of Will Schuester. (Source: NYDailyNews.com)
So let me get this straight… out of everything in the Star Wars universe (six official movies, TV series, cartoons, countless novels and comics), Glee chose to pay tribute to The Star Wars Holiday Special. Leave it to Glee, the worst show on TV, to pay tribute to Star Wars, one of the greatest and most influential film franchises in history, by picking the single worst thing to ever come from that franchise.
Which means that Glee’s union with Star Wars is officially the single worst decision anyone has ever made with the Star Wars franchise.
Yes, it’s worse than Greedo shooting first.
Yes, it’s worse than The Star Wars Holiday Special itself.
Yes, it’s worse than either time Darth Vader yelled “Nooooooo!”
Yes, it’s worse than Jar Jar Binks.
Yes, it’s worse than either actor who played Anakin Skywalker.
Yes, it’s worse than digitally replacing Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christensen and the end of The Return of The Jedi.
Yes, it’s worse than the time in 2rd grade I peed myself in front of the girl I liked on the playground and had to switch schools. In fairness, this might only be partially related to Star Wars, at best. But it’s still worse.
Jaws was one of the original attractions at Universal Studios in Orlando when it opened in 1990 – probably because the attraction was the most iconic part of Universal Studios Hollywood.
Now it’s closed to make room for something else.
Maybe the attraction was outdated, but this is a real shame. Jaws is easily one of the best American films ever made. It’s known as the first “blockbuster “ and rightly so. Steven Spielberg directed it when he was 26. It was the first movie to gross over $100 million at the box office and the first movie to launch an industry of toys and t-shirts based on it – something George Lucas would emulate two years later with Star Wars and every summer movie has tried to do ever since.
Come to think of it… try and name a summer movie in the past decade that’s better than Jaws. Go ahead. I dare you.
And now the attraction is closed. In a completely related series of events, Universal Studios Orlando closed their Ghostbusters stage show in 1996 to make room for an attraction about the movie….Twister (WTH?) In 2002, they closed their King Kong attraction to make room for a Revenge of the Mummy-themed roller coaster.
But never fear! They still have the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! (Man, I feel out of touch)
Here’s to you, Jaws!
Everyone hated Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull - so much so that a lot of Indy fans fear the idea of making a 5th film in the series. And sure, the movie was horrible… but let me devil’s advocate* for a moment…
Raiders of The Lost Ark was awesome. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom sucked. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade was great. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull was a huge pile of poo. According to this trend, Indiana Jones is due to be great again in his fifth movie.
Maybe I’m just an optimist. But I would like to see another installment. Maybe the 5th will redeem it and if it doesn’t , well… Crystal Skull already tainted the franchise. What’s one more horrible movie to forget along with it?
Anyway, moviehole.com has all of the info/rumors/quotes From Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford about the next possible Indiana Jones movie – including such topics as: will Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, and inter-dimensional beings be back? I suggest you check it out.
Read About Indiana Jones 5 Here
* I suppose in this case the devil is George Lucas.
Occupy protestors in Washington DC began constructing a “barnlike building” in a park two blocks from the White House. While this sounds hilarious, you must admit that building a barn to sleep in is a significant step up from camping.
After giving warnings in advance, the police arrived to make arrests. While doing so, protesters chanted: “We are stronger than your trucks and your horses and your riot gear and your orders.” However, it was difficult to hear the chants over the sounds of police tearing down the barn and arresting 31 people.
In an effort to thwart police, a number of protestors climbed to the top of the barn and refused to leave. Police plucked many of them off of the barn with (I kid you not) a cherry picker. Others jumped off onto an inflatable cushion.
One of the protester went so far as to land on the cushion with a flamboyant somersault. It is not known if this theatrical gesture was done as an act of protest, or simply a protestor with flare.
The scene was orderly and both sides seemed relaxed. When it was over, the police returned the flag (WTH?) that was flown over the peak of the barn.
Ever wonder what The Karate Kid would be like if it was shot as an amateur home movie from the 80’s but still had ALL* of the original actors? No? Well you’ll want to see this anyway. It’s the WHOLE Karate Kid movie, as if it was made by you and your friends.
And it’s 100% real.
*Yes, ALL of the main actors. Except for that evil karate teacher. Which is a shame. Cause he might be the best character in a movie full of best characters.
In a related story, Hollywood has officially run out of properties to “reimagine.”
When he was nearly 30-years-old, Bryan Singer directed the brilliant and universally acclaimed The Usual Suspects. He followed it with Apt Pupil, a challenging a tense film dealing with the later years of a former Nazi officer. Then Singer breathed life into the superhero genre with X-Men, a hugely successful comic book adaptation that explored themes of modern prejudice and tolerance and quickly followed that up with X-2, a sequel that many believe to be one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. After being in limbo for nearly 20 years, Singer then brought Superman, the most iconic superhero in the world, back to the screen in Superman Returns. Two years later he released Valkyrie, a star-filled historical film involving the incredible story of a failed Nazi attempt to murder Adolf Hitler.
Now, Bryan Singer is making…. The Munsters? For TV? And turning it into… “a visually spectacular one-hour drama.”?
I guess I’ll take his word for it.