Movie Jail “Relay Race” & I’ve got the Baton. Oh Yeah!


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


Raja Gosnell


Katherine Heigl


Shia Labeouf


Kristen Stewart


Jennifer Lopez


Damon Lindelof


Rueben Fleischer


Paul W.S. Anderson


James Spader


The Participants (so far):

1. My Filmviews / The Focused Filmographer

2. Cinematic Corner

3. And So It Begins…

4. Surrender to the Void

5. Cinematic Paradox

6. The Cinematic Spectacle

7. Being Norma Jean

8. Defiant Success

9. …let’s be splendid about this

10. Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions

11. Aziza’s Picks

12. Flixchatter

13. i luv cinema

14. Public Transportation Snob

15. The Warning Sign

16. 3 Guys 1 Movie

17. Cutting Edge Creativity


19. Morally Oblogatory

20. Knights of Mars Roundtable

21. Head In A Vice

 22. MikesFilmTalk

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 –

Lindsay Lohan

lindsay lohan

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!”

Author: Mike's Film Talk

Former Actor, Former Writer, Former Journalist, USAF Veteran, Former Member Nevada Film Critics Society

24 thoughts on “Movie Jail “Relay Race” & I’ve got the Baton. Oh Yeah!”

  1. 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 😀


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. Surprised you would free Gosnell over Anderson – you seem to really enjoy his films – what gives?


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