Apart from my regular self-tasking, I decided that I did not have nearly enough to do so I accepted the baton of the Movie Jail “Relay Race” from my good friend Tyson over at Head In A Vice. I’ve not done a “blog-a-thon” before so I leapt at the chance to participate in this one.
The Movie Jail Relay Race was started by Nostra from My Filmviews and Terrence from The Focused Filmographer. Now I owe Nostra big-time as he did a brilliant spotlight on my blogsite and I’m eternally grateful to him because of it. Now the official rules are as follows:
”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. 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.”
Current Inmates are:
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
The Participants (so far):
1. My Filmviews / The Focused Filmographer
9. …let’s be splendid about this
10. Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions
11. Aziza’s Picks
13. i luv cinema
14. Public Transportation Snob
15. The Warning Sign
16. 3 Guys 1 Movie
20. Knights of Mars Roundtable
21. Head In A Vice
In accordance with the rules, I will defend Raja Gosnell whom I feel has been erroneously placed on the list of criminals and has been unjustly incarcerated.
I ask you ladies and gentlemen of the jury; is it fair that the man who brought us Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2 should be jailed? Sure he brought out the lamentable Smurfs films, but I maintain that the two Scoobies more than adequately strike out that mark on his reputation. Add to this equation the fact that he also made Big Momma’s House and the superbly delightful Never Been Kissed and I think that his quality films outweigh his abysmal offerings.
Now that I’ve released Raja for his unfair and heinous imprisonment, I have to find a replacement. It is almost too easy, akin to shooting fish in a barrel. Without further ado, my replacement is –
Now don’t get me wrong, I mean no real ill-will towards Lindsay. But after starting what appeared to be a brilliant career, she has blown it all on the pursuit of…What? Drugs, a drink addiction, sure those can be fun, if that’s all you want out of life. But this gal had talent. And while I’ll never quite forgive her for the abysmal I Know Who Killed Me I could have overlooked the obvious lack of judgement in this debacle if she’d only cleaned herself up and started trying to act again.
To be honest, I’m amazed that she isn’t on the list already. Therefore with extreme prejudice I am incarcerating her for not reaching her potential as a performer and really letting the side down as an entertainer.
Right! Now that I’ve done my portion of this “race” I’ll pass the Movie Jail “Relay Race” Baton on to Misty over at Cinema Schminena. And as Jackie Gleason used to say, “And away we go!”
- My Filmviews – LAMMY Awards 2013 Consideration (myfilmviews.com)
24 thoughts on “Movie Jail “Relay Race” & I’ve got the Baton. Oh Yeah!”
Lindsey was cool in Mean Girls, but yea, she needs to get locked up. Great read.
Thanks mate! 😀
Nicely done, Mike! I’m surprised that Lohan didn’t get a stint in here already. 🙂
Thanks mate! Yeah, I was very surprised that she wasn’t already an inmate!
Can’t argue with your pick Mike, I’m surprised Lohan hasn’t been put in jail until now! Ahah, and I do enjoy Never Been Kissed 😀
Agreed! I was gob smacked that she wasn’t already on the list as well! And Never Been Kissed is a great film!! Great minds think alike! 😀
I nearly went for Lohan, but she was pretty good in Chapter 27 and I quite like her, so didnt. Good stuff Mike 🙂
Thanks mate! For me it was a “no-brainier” LOL
Good call on Lohan! I LOVE I Know Who Killed Me though, lol. However, I can also see what it was *supposed* to be rather than what it ended up as. 😉 Thanks for passing me the baton – should be good fun!
No worries mate! I can’t wait to see what you write. 🙂
Good stuff Mike, I think Lohan could be spending a fair bit of time in there!
I’m very happy that you have taken place in this relay race, awesome! I can agree with Lohan, but have seen too little of Gosnell’s work to have an opinion about him. Thanks for participating Mike!
NO worries mate! It was the least I could do! 😀
I don’t expect anything in return…you run an awesome ship that deserves attention and more readers!
Thanks mate!! 😀
Good pick with Lohan. I’m surprised this is her first time on the list.
Yep, I agree with you completely, Lindsey has unfortunately earned her place there!
I thought so!! Like I said, I’m amazed that she wasn’t already there! LOL Cheers mate!!
Surprised you would free Gosnell over Anderson – you seem to really enjoy his films – what gives?
I liked the fore mentioned films, SD, SD2, & NBK…sue me! LOL