Well, no one who is high profile in Hollywood died this week. So maybe these headlines won’t spark the same vitriol they did last week. Only one way to find out:
- Uwe Boll – director behind such famously bad movies as Alone in the Dark and BloodRayne (really, what did anyone expect from a movie with this title) as well as the only director (that I’m aware of) to challenge his critics to a boxing match – is at it again. It seems there is an online petition calling for him to stop making movies that’s up to 180,000 signatures so Mr. Boll started his own petition and deemed it Long Live Uwe Boll, confidently speculating that it will get a million signatures. Both of these petitions are patently absurd for a number of reasons, one being that ONLINE PETITIONS DON’T DO ANYTHING. But here’s my question: why aren’t these anti-Bollers lobbying the studios. I mean, it’s not like he’s some independent producer…he keeps getting hired. Or, you could just not see his movies and spend your time on something more important, like feeding dogs and rescuing the homeless. Or something.
- Teen horror flick Prom Night was number one at the box office this weekend. I love a good slasher movie as much as the next girl, but I kind of miss the Scream franchise. Where are you, Kevin Williamson? Stop messing around in Palm Springs and make me some more cheeky horror movies!
- The Screen Actor’s Guild? Elitist? You don’t say! Apparently a number (that number being somewhere around 1400) of SAG members are urging their Board of Directors to limit voting privileges to those members that work at least one day per year. Though SAG president Alan Rosenberg (remember him from Cybill? No? Sorry, I loved that show…) dismissed the petition as “elitist” I actually don’t think it’s so unreasonable. Why should you get to decide what actors’ contracts say if you don’t even act ONE day a year?
- Natalie Portman is set to star in a new adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Something just seems right about that, doesn’t it?
That’s it for this week. Do you take umbrage with any of it? If so, please comment.