I always wondered how publicists never managed to shut this site down. Now it's clear: the studios want our vicious opinions.
Good news everyone! All the shitty things we write about celebs is being reported to studio execs and influencing casting!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 168||02/01/2013|
We need to see Sigourney Weaver in more headlining roles.
I am quite fond of Tom Sellick.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 1||01/29/2013|
Can I be of any service?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 2||01/29/2013|
I am starting an online viral campaign to cast Betty White in the next Transformers movie.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 3||01/29/2013|
Henry Cavill for the Ben-Hur remake.
Not sold on Mila Kunis in anything but comedies.
Please cast Guy Pearce in more things.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 4||01/29/2013|
Just because they are your relatives doesn't mean they are good actors or directors or writers or producers.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 5||01/29/2013|
I'm disappointed Taylor Kitsch wasn't cast as Finick in Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire. DL also had a great suggestion for Johanna but I can't remember. Certainly not Jena Malone.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 6||01/29/2013|
God help Hollywood if they start using DL for casting advice.
I suspect they use this info cautiously since the online posters may not represent the target market for a given project. However, this sort of data could prove useful for guiding the direction of focus groups and other research.
Still, the online buzz is being heard. It surely played a big part in shaping the 2011 Wonder Woman pilot, with two separate changes to her costume. The negative buzz likely was a big factor in NBC's ultimate rejection of the pilot.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 7||01/29/2013|
We didn't bitch enough about Whitney
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 8||01/29/2013|
Please tell Demi Moore to stop fucking up her face and to start embracing her age. The way she's acting now is painful to witness.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 9||01/29/2013|
I tweet hourly: "Please cast Ashton Kutcher as Hamlet!!!!!!!!!"
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 10||01/29/2013|
Cool article but this shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Of course studios take into account any buzz/opinions they can track online.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 11||01/29/2013|
No one is invested in her, r9, so your complaints fall on deaf ears. She's over and does not like it one bit. At least she cleaned up long enough to raise her kids; now that they're adults and it's not all about Mom anymore, she's cracked up. There wasn't a great deal there to begin with.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 12||01/29/2013|
Give Heather Locklear a show. Give Blair Brown the Murder She Wrote revamp. Don't cast Justin Timberlake anymore.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 13||01/29/2013|
I like Guy Pearce, too. Put him in something good.
Clive Owen needs to be in something good, too. When was his last good role? Closer?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 14||01/29/2013|
[quote]Don't cast Justin Timberlake anymore.
This bears repeating just in case it has any influence: Don't cast Justin Timberlake anymore.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 15||01/29/2013|
No more comedies centered around the penultimate hetero-male fantasy of 40 year old men acting like puerile dipshits.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 16||01/29/2013|
Please stop with the hetmale fantasy of fag, ugly slob dipshit with gorgeous female.
Example: Kate Winslet and Jack Black. Disgusting.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 17||01/29/2013|
Why don't we see more Fred Savage movies?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 18||01/29/2013|
R18 is right! We need more Fred Savage movies!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 19||01/29/2013|
I love Fred's work directing It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia so I seriously do want to see a Fred Savage movie.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 20||01/29/2013|
So do I, R20!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 21||01/29/2013|
Fizziology sounds awful. How do all of these companies make money?
Also, if they take DL advice, Patty Duke will be in every other movie.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 22||01/29/2013|
Please kill Justin Bieber.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 23||01/29/2013|
We need more tap-dancing pictures, and don't forget to add a good jungle number!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 24||01/29/2013|
Gwyneth Paltrow is dull. Dull. Duller than a Sunday afternoon in Arkansas. Please stop putting her in things where she's supposed to be exciting because she's not. And no more Shia LaBeouf in anything. He's not a good enough actor to carry off a plain face - you've got to be either talented or hot, both would be great. He is neither.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 25||01/29/2013|
[quote]I'm disappointed Taylor Kitsch wasn't cast as Finick in Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire. DL also had a great suggestion for Johanna but I can't remember. Certainly not Jena Malone.
I agree on Taylor Kitsch!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 26||01/29/2013|
Let Barbra film Gypsy
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 27||01/29/2013|
No more Tom Cruise movies where he's playing a character that should be played by an actor half his age.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 28||01/29/2013|
No more Tom Cruise movies full stop. Quit giving that little megalomaniac work.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 29||01/29/2013|
R29 I read that as "stop giving that little megalomaniac a spork" and was wondering if A) he'd gotten a little chubby and B) why the retro 70s implement... Fully agree though, he's unwatchable once you remember he's a $cientolotard. That trumps everything else.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 30||01/29/2013|
Hart Bochner! Please. Watch Apartment Zero. You'll agree!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 31||01/29/2013|
It does not look good for AnnE
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 32||01/29/2013|
Agree with r28, NO MORE TOM CRUISE FILMS !!!
We're already two posters demanding this, so this has got to make an impact. All of DL *HATES TOM CRUISE*. Write that down!
Secondly, no more high-profile projects starring established box office poison Nicole Kidman. PLEASE. Enough already!
How many more shots will Hollywood give her?
Agree about Shia LaBeouf. He sucks. Just like Leonardo DiCaprio, who CANNOT ACT. Make it stop!
If a female actor with limited talent had gone puffy and bloated (like him), she'd have been shown the door a long time ago. We hate your double standards!
Agree that Sigourney Weaver needs a big comeback film, and please give Weaver No. 2 (Jacki Weaver) a great big role as well.
We want more real talent, and less Kidman/Hathaway/Portman showboating bullshit.
Btw, I'm not sold on your new it girl, Jessica Chastain. Can't you find someone who has charisma?
Finally, you're doing everything right re Meryl. Always remember she is your greatest treasure!
Thanks. Now compute this post.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 33||01/29/2013|
Tom Cruise is the David Koresh of Hollywood.
That is how everybody sees him. And that's why his films will NEVER be profitable again.
End of story.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 34||01/29/2013|
If this were really true, they'd stop giving Tom Cruise these vanity projects (eh's toast on the Internet--everyone hates him) and they'd kill of Gwyneth Paltrow for the Iron Man and Avengers movies (she is probably the single most loathed movie star on the Internet).
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 35||01/29/2013|
Vanish, streep troll!! Nicole Kidman should get endless chances!
Jessica Lange should be given all of Meryl's upcoming roles.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 36||01/29/2013|
I can't watch Tom Cruise in anything without thinking about that Scientology interview/promo video where he comes off like a total maniac.
Also, where has Toni Collette been? Please give her more work stat.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 37||01/29/2013|
We need at least THREE more movies of Mame!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 38||01/29/2013|
I see at least two movies a week which means I see a lot of trailers for Tom Cruise movies and I have yet to see one where the audience wasn't laughing. He's a joke now.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 39||01/29/2013|
R36 Jessica Lange wins the internets for The Name Game on American Horror Story, if for nothing else. She is the real deal.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 40||01/29/2013|
The Women should be remade every year, with the latest Hollywood stars.
Melissa McCarthy as the Countess de Lave.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 41||01/29/2013|
How the hell does a unknown like tig notoro have more power then hataway?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 42||01/29/2013|
Yeah, speaking of Jessica Chastain, everyone knows she's Ron Howards illegitimate spawn, and her career is payback from a deadbeat dad.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 43||01/29/2013|
Agree about Toni Collette.
Tracey Ullman is another one.
Please use more funny ladies of a certain age, Hollywood.
Tina Fey shouldn't be the only one who gets work.
Why isn't Tracey hosting the Oscars, instead of Seth MacFarlane?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 44||01/29/2013|
Kirsten Dunst was PHENOMENAL in 'Melancholia'.
Why isn't she being showered with challenging roles?
She's festering in shit like 'Bachelorette', while all the good roles go to hyped-but-boring actresses like Rooney Mara and Michelle Williams.
Also, please deliver us from the terror that is Ann Hathaway. She's an imposition on everyone interested in film.
More Kirsten, less Ann !!!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 45||01/29/2013|
We're sick of these 'America's Sweetheart' prom queens like Hathaway, Witherspoon, Amy Adams etc. etc.
Can you please find actresses who are fierce bitches with a lot of attitude? They've always been the most interesting personalities Hollywood has ever produced.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 46||01/29/2013|
Tell Peter Jackson to do a tighter job of editing the "Hobbit" films, will you?
Not even the geeks want to see every damn thing he can throw on the screen, we'd rather see a fun, fast-paced movie.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 47||01/29/2013|
Even if there really are movie execs following our threads, even they won't give a shit as to what the Meryl Loon posts because it represents no one and everyone here hates it.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 48||01/29/2013|
We need new crazy quirky looking actresses. Where are the Karen Blacks, the Shelley Duvalls, the Sandy Dennises?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 49||01/29/2013|
Tired of ebony/ivory movie pairs. In real life, the black person is usually shut out of all the drama -- show that for once.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 50||01/29/2013|
Oh, I have got supporters here on DL, r48.
But you know what? I've never asked anyone to like me.
A real troll never does. So, feel free to hate me.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 51||01/29/2013|
Ryan Phillippe. Full Frontal. That is all.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 52||01/29/2013|
Jessica Lange is always rated second best to Meryl Streep, but executives fail to watch "The Name Game" on American Horror Story and give her that SAG award. Please, give Jessica those great roles that she so deserves. Same with Sigourney Weaver!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 53||01/29/2013|
Please remove from syndication all shows by Norman Lear and M*A*S*H*
We are tired of screaming and obvious moral stances.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 54||01/29/2013|
[quote]Yeah, speaking of Jessica Chastain, everyone knows she's Ron Howards illegitimate spawn, and her career is payback from a deadbeat dad.
I don't know about "deadbeat dad" but Chastain needs to own up, and admit that she's Ron Howard's daughter. And, not just a look-a-like to Bryce Dallas Howard.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 55||01/29/2013|
"Les Miz" is making money, so let's see some more musicals on the big screen!
How about "Wicked", even with the ubiquitous Hathaway? Or "Sunset Boulevard" with Meryl and James Marsden? Just not "Gypsy" with Babs as the mother of young children.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 56||01/29/2013|
Jessica Chastain's birth name was Jessica Howard. She and Bryce Dallas Howard look so much alike they could be biological sisters. Jessica's on the left and Bryce is on the right.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 57||01/29/2013|
WEHT Shelly Duvall?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 58||01/29/2013|
They are both flat-out gorgeous, who knew Opie had it in him?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 59||01/29/2013|
No more remakes of 80s films (always shittier than their predecessors).
No more prequels (never fun, seldom work).
Drop the new Star Trek movie franchise, start a new TV show set just AFTER Voyager/TNG with some exciting new tech etc. How about putting an openly gay male on the bridge? Maybe not captain, but science officer or something. Keep it simple, but not dumb. Think TNG.
More original scripts, but with big budgets. Just because it's a blockbuster it doesn't have to be dumb. No, Christopher Nolan doesn't count.
No more 3D. It's horrible.
Take Jennifer Aniston out to one of the back lots and shoot her. It's the kindest thing.
More films like "Moon", where CGI is used sparingly and effectively to enhance rather than replace things. Give Duncan Jones more money and tell him to make more films. He's a great director in the making.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 60||01/29/2013|
[quote]How the hell does a unknown like tig notoro have more power then hataway?
How does an unknown like Tig Notaro have a stalker?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 61||01/29/2013|
Where has Bea Arthur gone? We need more Bea.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 62||01/29/2013|
God, yes to no more 3D films.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 63||01/29/2013|
[quote]Take Jennifer Aniston out to one of the back lots and shoot her. It's the kindest thing.
And take the Kartrashians with her.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 64||01/29/2013|
Put Jessica Lange back on the big screen. She is a national treasure.
Vanessa Williams should also have a role in a major motion picture.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 65||01/29/2013|
My GAWD, Jessica and Bryce have to be twin sisters!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 66||01/29/2013|
Stop using Brad Pitt as your go-to leading man. I don't care how "bankable" he is, he's a terrible actor and diminshes every film he's in.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 67||01/29/2013|
[R16], since you are saying that's the next-to-the last heterosexual male cliche, what do you consider the last?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 68||01/29/2013|
I like the Streep troll
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 69||01/29/2013|
"Kirsten Dunst was PHENOMENAL in 'Melancholia'. yes." The other actress was good, too. I can't think of any other good younger actresses or actors - they are all bland and no one cares about them. Hire new ones, nobodies - they will be better. Hire NY stage people or London stage people, too.
No more remakes.
No more ugly guys sex joke movies.
Instead of spending 100 or 200 million on a shitty movie that has a good chance of flopping make 10 quality movies for 10 million or 20 for 5 million. Everyone is sick of exploding cars and all of the actors that demand 20 million for a film - cut back on that. Hire real writers (intelligent ones that write novels or plays) - Hollywood used to do that when it made good movies. You can probably get them pretty cheaply.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 70||01/29/2013|
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is one of the funniest shows out there. It needs way more love, as do the actors (especially the two who play Mac and Dee, who are married in real life),and yes I love that Fred Savage directs this show. I think Dennis is hot and am surprised he is not cast in more things.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 71||01/29/2013|
I hope they read the datalounge, so Hollywood ppl. Aniston sucks nbdi do all her movies. I like Jennifer Lawrence but fucking ease up with her. Jude apparent should not cast his wife in every movie.start fresh take uglier ppl n mix em with hot actors...
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 72||01/29/2013|
Because R71 bears repeating: NO MORE REMAKES. Christ on a bike. Make up some new shit. Aren't there vaults of screenplays waiting around to be greenlighted?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 73||01/29/2013|
social intelligence engineering will soon prove unreliable because people rarely A. know what they want or B want what they say they want.
Studos already know this ut there is always someone looking to move up rank in the business who will pay money if you convince them you have a calulus to predict movie success.
Since movies began they have been trying some version of this and it always fails for the reasons I mention at the top of this post
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 74||01/29/2013|
Please Hollywood, make "Magic Mike Two" happen, with more screen time for Mat Bomer.Also, make it in 3D and "odorama"
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 75||01/29/2013|
Public Relations firms will find a way to scam the system and the public will be stuck with no talent pretty boys and girls in roles that should go to better actors that are not the toast of the Internet.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 76||01/29/2013|
More Shelley Long on television, please. Call her up, give her a job - whatever she wants, and plenty of time to to dress in her character. She is one of the best comedic actors I've seen.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 77||01/29/2013|
Dawsons 50 Load Part 2
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 78||01/29/2013|
I agree. Let's get Shelley Long hired.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 79||01/29/2013|
I hope they start listening to us and stop using the SAME DAMN 10 actresses and actors in every damn movie. Let's see some unknowns, some women over 40, and more minorities FFS. AND ENOUGH WITH THE AUSSIES AND BRITS ALREADY
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 80||01/29/2013|
I certainly hope this prevents Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart having careers.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 81||01/29/2013|
R80 There's a reason so many Brits and Aussies are hired - they can act. It's actually taken seriously in Britain, with real acting lessons from real degree-giving institutions. It isn't enough to just turn up at an audition and blow the casting director, you're expected to be able to act and have a professional attitude. It's also possible to be an actor while in possession of a homely face, it's talent that's important.
If you keep giving jobs to talentless pretty faces that have no acting skills then you get what you have in the US - lots of Amanda Bynes types. Stop giving jobs to unemployed homecoming queens giving out BJs.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 82||01/30/2013|
R54 doesn't speak for me.
ayb does (at least with regard to Jennifer Aniston... she doesn't need to be shot, but no more movies with her, ever, would be great).
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 83||01/30/2013|
Good, maybe Hollywood is finally realizing that movie going audiences are not as stupid as they think they are. Hopefully they get rid of lame ass actors like Pitt, Di Caprio, Affleck, Depp, Cruise, Clooney now.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 84||01/30/2013|
I agree with r67. Of all the overused, overplayed actors named by r84, Brad Pitt has got to be THE worst.
The 'media consensus' that Pitt has turned into a credible actor is revolting. He sucks, and he ruins every film he's in.
And r69: thank you!
I know I have my supporters on the DL. In any case, the bully loons hating free speech will never manage to drive me away.
*Kisses* to my detractors, and to my dear supporters!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 85||01/30/2013|
Oh, please, R80, you think the numerous acting schools in the U.S. don't produce, for a pretty penny, a host of dedicated, educated young actors? Where are they, pray tell. One Jessica Chastain does not a generation of American actors make. My theory is that one reason for the flood of foreign actors from English-speaking countries is that eventually a lot of them will go back from whence they came and the union pension and medical plans won't have to cover them, as they only cover actors living in the U.S.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 86||01/30/2013|
And I totally agree with r70: Kirsten Dunst is the ONLY actress of a young age who is interesting.
Every other young actress, from Amanda Seyfried to Carey Mulligan to Rooney Mara, MW, Ann Hathaway, Ellen Page, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, bores me to tears.
Jennifer Lawrence is ok, but wildly overpraised. Which is understandable, considering how plastic and charisma-free her competition is.
But it's unfair Dunst hasn't received the same industry push after her stunning work in 'Melancholia'. She should be offered all the great scripts first, for years to come.
In any case, Hollywood needs to find more actors with an interesting personality.
And it needs to work more with actresses over 40 and 50. If the French film industry can do it, so can Hollywood.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 87||01/30/2013|
I don't understand why someone as brilliant and nuanced as Wilford Brimley is being wasted on commercials about his diabeetees.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 88||01/30/2013|
If they cared what DL thought they'd advise any actress never to become successful for risking being trashed.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 89||01/30/2013|
Then they care much more about what DL's scathing fools think than I do.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 90||01/30/2013|
Do the studios pay any attention to comments made about them and their colleagues on DL?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 91||01/30/2013|
I think they would pay attention to threads where a film or an actor is discussed if it is a rational discussion. A thread like this where people are just venting about people they don't like would probably be ignored, but one where various opinions are given and argued might be of interest.
I'm sure they, like the rest of us, promptly stop reading when the trolls come out.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 92||01/30/2013|
It kind of bothers me that Hollywood constantly forces British actors down our throats and there are too many interchangable young actors...they could all be the same guy or girl. Like cut outs.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 93||01/30/2013|
Don't you have anything you could put Debbie Reynolds in? Just to get her outta my hair for a while.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 94||01/30/2013|
Personally I'd like to see more of Pitt. He's still a beautiful man and he's obviously not "the WORST." The consensus that he has become a very good actor is not a media fiction it is pretty much a critical consensus. They ain't giving him BAFTA, Oscar & SAG noms and NYFC & other critics wins because he's cute.
As a lesson to others Brad stays A list because he is a great combination of looks, acting, popularity and other personal qualities all of which translates into producers, directors and other actors wanting to work with him and all of those things in turn attract film financing. If you can't get a film financed then being the greatest actor in the world won't matter.
As for thinking the studios care what DL says, you guys are so easy.
Look your fly's open.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 95||01/30/2013|
Please don't end Spartacus.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 96||01/30/2013|
Stop making movies about comic books!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 97||01/30/2013|
I think Hollywood likes actors who love to showmance, like being in the tabloids all the time. Pitt, Clooney, Di Caprio, Affleck, Cruise -all fall under that category. If they are OK with calling the paps all the time studios get extra publicity for they movies and extra bucks. That's how it works, its a billion $ INDUSTRY. And since audiences don't flock to movies with normal looking guys (or girls), but who are talented actors, they don't get cast in blockbuster movies. Mainstream audiences are to blame for this as well, of course.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 98||01/30/2013|
Kerry Washington is not the only hot, talented black actress out there. More strong women of color in leading roles, please!!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 99||01/30/2013|
Dear casting agents, can you please find work for actor-pretty Will Grant?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 100||01/30/2013|
[quote]I see at least two movies a week which means I see a lot of trailers for Tom Cruise movies and I have yet to see one where the audience wasn't laughing. He's a joke now.
NASA keeps pushing him in their radio and TV ads for the Kennedy space center. Cruise narrates one of their films. When I heard that, it made me not want to visit the space center.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 101||01/30/2013|
[quote]No more Tom Cruise movies where he's playing a character that should be played by an actor half his age.
I have never heard of this "Jack Reacher" series of action books, but I thought the film was expertly done, and highly entertaining. So sue me!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 102||01/30/2013|
All of these sad teenage suicides due to gay bullying and these rich fucker movie stars won't come out.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 103||01/30/2013|
R46 = Kathy Bates Lesbo Stalker...
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 104||01/30/2013|
More ASIANS in leading and supporting roles!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 105||01/30/2013|
That he hangs onto that disgusting religion(Scientology), that's worse then being in the closet...he's a pretty sick guy, in my opinion.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 106||01/30/2013|
Actually, I think a good chunk of the gossip on here is generated by the publicists.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 107||01/30/2013|
[quote]All of these sad teenage suicides due to gay bullying and these rich fucker movie stars won't come out.
I agree 100%. Whether they like it or not, kids do look up to celebs, and when these pussy closet cases don't come out and make themselves visible to let kids know it's OK to be gay, it makes it look like being gay is something to be ashamed of. That's why I refuse to see the movies of someone I know is in the closet. I'm not going to waste my money on people who want to take and take from the gay community but not give back.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 108||01/30/2013|
OP, if this was true, let's face it, Gale Harold and others of his ilk who are endlessly discussed (e.g., soap opera actors), would work a lot more.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 109||01/30/2013|
R108 do you think bullies and homophobes will change their perspectives after Tom Cruise or Taylor Lautner came out?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 110||01/30/2013|
R110 EVERY person that comes out makes a difference. The more people that come out, the more the homophobes will have no choice but to deal with gays as a VISIBLE part of everyday life.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 111||01/30/2013|
[quote]EVERY person that comes out makes a difference. The more people that come out, the more the homophobes will have no choice but to deal with gays as a VISIBLE part of everyday life.
R111 has a Title VII card he can pull or else a well publicized sad cultural history to squawk about when the going gets too rough. He just wants lots of bodies around him for warmth.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 112||01/30/2013|
R112 = Closet case pussy
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 113||01/30/2013|
I'm out r113 -- but not to make you feel safer.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 114||01/30/2013|
Bisexuals must come out too. They are often being mistaken for gay in the closet.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 115||01/30/2013|
Well, if the movie execs are still reading: No more fucking shaky handheld camera. It's annoying and lazy and has become practically a parody of itself.
I want to see an all-star disaster flick like those 70s epics, not the modern variations like The Day After Tomorrow or 2012 with some white-bread family I don't care about. No, I'm talking all-star celebs in peril like Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth, etc., etc. And I want to see Quebooboo Wallis die hideously.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 116||01/30/2013|
[quote]Well, if the movie execs are still reading: No more fucking shaky handheld camera. It's annoying and lazy and has become practically a parody of itself.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 117||01/30/2013|
1. Hey Hollywood, we like trashy gossip but I want some mystique about truly talented actors that I root for. This means ONE earnest interview, and no more explaining oneself. Just let the work speak for itself.
2. Call Shelley Long up with an offer to put her in a story arc on a well written funny sitcom - two or three episodes. She'll play a beyond quirky character (for inspiration, see OTT Liza or Charlize as a hot-but-mentally-challenged girl in Arrested Development) and be funny as hell - and the audience will demand more - but don't give it to them. From there, Long if she wants can try for parts in movies - dramedies, or Broadway. She can do fantastic things with sh*t writing, I want to see what she'll do now that she's stared into the abyss. If she wants to act for its own sake and maintains an IDGAF attitude, she could win an Oscar.
3. Make Jason Momoa your new hot movie guy.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 118||01/30/2013|
Totally agree, r116. More disaster movies, but 70s-style with only adults in peril, no cuter-than-shit families. And no man with a missing wife or child he has to save, which is half the plot of the movie. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Think Poseidon Adventure or the Towering Inferno - fun action movies with lots of sexy A-Listers running for their lives and double-crossing each other.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 119||01/30/2013|
Cate Blanchette is ugly with a Kermit The Frog lipline.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 120||01/30/2013|
R28, Jack Reacher is supposed to have been born in 1960. TC was born in 1962.
Not much of a stretch, and in the wrong direction, in any case.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 121||01/30/2013|
If a DL thread about an actor, movie or show comes up anywhere near the top of a Google search, the studios, agents, managers, publicists, etc., will be reading it.
Of course the actors themselves are reading it, do not underestimate the power of narcissism.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 122||01/30/2013|
r22 not every other movie, only the ones that she is right for. It doesn't always have to be Streep or Field.....
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 123||01/30/2013|
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 124||01/30/2013|
Get the fuck off the shareholder profit model-it's killing your bank.
You can't quantify talent and taste. Not only is it impossible, the studio movie process takes too long for you to truly capture the zeitgeist.
You need someone in the movies who truly loves them, yet can function in both worlds.
People like old record A&R men like Jac Holtzmann(sp?) who pushed through a lot of talent, but weren't known to the public at the time. They enjoyed the lifestyle, but they weren't primarily about their own profile. If they were in their prime today, they would not be on twitter.
You need the same record A&R model for finding new talent. George Clooney was the last movie star. That was a long time ago.
You are shooting yourself in the foot with your racist, homophobic practices. Aside from the moral bankruptcy, you are missing out on an entire generation of great ethnic actors. Younger people aren't homogeneous anymore. If the hot leads in a new rom-com are black, they don't give a shit. Only when you start doing obvious PC bullshit that rings false will you be called on it.
Stop fucking over the screenwriters for your own greed and dick swinging bragging rights. They are the backbone of Hollywood.
In exchange for giving you all your free rewrites, how about connecting them with people who can help their careers-get that weird incest drama made your studio wouldn't touch?
The blockbuster movies of the 70-90s everyone cites now as the "golden age" of fun, well made American films (Jaws, Beverly Hills Cop, etc.) were the result of brilliant screenwriting by many people. All the brilliant burn out cases did these movies on the side, usually without credit, and they survived until they dried out and could do serious work.
That doesn't happen now and it's too bad. People like Aaron Sorkin coast on their rep for years past their sell by date because it's supposed to be a 'get' to have him on your project. No one looks to quality first and tells him that, no, your coasting level isn't good enough.
I'm not naive about the casting couch, but the abuse and exploitation of child stars needs to stop. It is truly evil and one day it will blow up in your faces. I hope I live to see it.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 125||01/30/2013|
In that case:
KILL ANNE HATHAWAY!
Thank you, Hollywood.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 126||01/30/2013|
R125 hoards his rejection letters and teaches "How to Write a Screenplay" at his local Adult Ed. Center.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 127||01/30/2013|
Occkam's Razor doesn't always give your the right answer, r127.
Life is more complicated.
Not everyone who is bitter about the system is a failed screenwriter.
They aren't defining themselves by their rejection, and they do put in the work. It just gets frustrating to see all the bullshit kill great projects.
I remember reading the oral history of SNL, and one of the quotes was from a guy (Kazurinsky, maybe) who said he watched all the great, unique pieces go in the bin every week in favour of the "hot" character or player of the moment they drove into the ground. He said he'd love to have a bunch of them and put them on now.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 128||01/30/2013|
Enough with giving Meryl Streep almost every over fifty high profile role.
Yes, she's good. But a good number of actresses could have done any of her recent roles.
Sally Field was a breath of fresh air. Continue with that.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 129||01/30/2013|
If this story is true, why did Warner Brothers proceed with casting Bland Hathaway as Catwoman?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 130||01/30/2013|
I heard I was trending on social media.
Who gave them my blood for whatever fucking test that is?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 131||01/30/2013|
And enough with the drab, colorless look in every movie now.
Put the fucking color back in color movies!! I'm tired of everything being a handful of colors. That shitty blue needs to go!!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 132||01/30/2013|
Yes, R121. Proper casting is all about the year an actor was born. You're so acute.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 133||01/30/2013|
And no more FUCKING ZOMBIE MOVIES!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 134||01/30/2013|
I agree with R132
The color in Far From Heaven was the best thing about it. I was in awe of the color.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 135||01/30/2013|
More Zac Efron, and less Shia Lebeouf.
It's time to have an Asian leading man. The denizens of DL probably know who to pick.
No more fucking remakes!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 136||01/30/2013|
More cow bell
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 137||01/30/2013|
r129, no other actress could have played Julia Child to this level of perfection. Keep dreaming.
And Sally Field or Jessica Lange as Margaret Thatcher? Laughable!
Lange is only good as loopy/spaced-out women, she cannot portray anything else. Field is a third-rate actress who lucked out three times in her career.
I like Sigourney Weaver and Glenn Close, and they should get more work; but neither of them possess Meryl's range nor instrument as an actress.
Annette Bening comes closest to Meryl in terms of versatility. I'll give you that.
More good roles for Annette, please!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 138||01/30/2013|
Streep Troll - leave Jessica Lange alone. If Meryl Streep were as good as you believe her to be you wouldn't have to denigrate other actresses to prove it. It's like that line from Tootsie: "...your the first female character who can assert her own personality without robbing someone else of theirs. (You're a breakthrough lady for us. We'll be renewing your contract for another year.)"
That means Sally Field and Jessica Lange do not have to be bad actresses to make Meryl Streep look good. They all have their strengths. And if you think Lange only plays strung out women, you obviously have never seen her stellar work with Tom Wilkinson in Normal, for a start. And nobody would ever think of replacing Lange with Streep in either season of AHS.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 139||01/31/2013|
Also, Streep Troll: Ironweed is on this week. Should I bother watching it or is it a total slog?
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 140||01/31/2013|
Do not cast Jessica Alba in another movie EVER ,, again
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 141||01/31/2013|
Lange troll at r139/r140: I never said Lange was a bad actress. I said she was limited. Re-read my post before you go into meltdown mode.
And yes, Streep most certainly could have done AHS. Differently than Lange, but she would have owned the role, as she always does.
Secondly, Sally Field is NOT as talented as either Lange or Streep. WTF!
And no, I'm not calling her a BAD ACTRESS; you can stop hyperventilating right now. I'm saying she's a lesser talent than Lange, and a million times less talented than Meryl Streep.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 142||01/31/2013|
Hollywood needs more gay.
Datalounge needs less Streep troll.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 143||01/31/2013|
Get R16 a dictionary.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 144||01/31/2013|
R16 may get a word wrong, but R16 is correct in the main point. I hate all of those movies about goofy, crude, hideous straight men that act like twelve year olds and get some beautiful young female. Cannot stand them.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 145||01/31/2013|
Yeah Streep Troll, whatever, and Ironweed? Worth seeing?
Also name one role where Meryl Steep displays a modicum of the carnality that Lange is capable of. Just. One.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 146||01/31/2013|
More Dionne Warwick songs in movie soundtracks.
Hell, we want to see Dionne on screen as well.
Cast her! Make it happen.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 147||01/31/2013|
That should mean more of Matt Damon's butt on the big screen.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 148||01/31/2013|
More gay films, never cast Justin Timberlake in a film again.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 149||01/31/2013|
Gay films that are not watered down and dumbed down for a straight audience.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 150||01/31/2013|
Steve Buscemi as a love interest. I want to watch someone interesting, not some boring interchangeable guy.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 151||01/31/2013|
R145- be careful- Katherine Heigel was banned from Hollywood for dissing Apatow's Knocked Up for the same reason. it turns out she was right.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 152||01/31/2013|
Dear Moguls, Mogul Jrs, Moguls III --
We are sick of seeing your half baked children pushed as actors and directors. Even if you did buy their mothers for a very high price.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 153||01/31/2013|
I truly hope nobody reads this thread and believes some of the rather silly opinions expressed here reflect DL as a whole.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 154||01/31/2013|
Well, actually, R133, the original whiner said something about Tom Cruise playing a character half his age, which Jack Reacher obviously is not.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 155||01/31/2013|
r146: yes, Ironweed is very watchable. It's one of Meryl's strongest performances ever. Do watch it.
Meryl displays carnality in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Bridges of Madison County, Postcards from the Edge, and Adaptation. Each time in a different way. Each time more believable than Lange's cartoonish OTT carnality.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 156||01/31/2013|
Oh, and in House of the Spirits !!
The film itself may be flawed, but she is IT re all things carnal and sensual.
Totally mops the floor with Jessica Lange's erotic shtick.
Meryl and Glenn act together in that one, and they're both superb!
After Heartburn, you should watch House of the Spirits. Seriously.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 157||01/31/2013|
r87 just because you have an identity does not make you an expert. All those young actresses you listed have talent and have used that talent to great effect in one project or another. I don't think they should be in everything that comes up for casting but you are being an ass by implying they are useless.
And honestly, gay men are not the best judge of female actresses. Most gay men only appreciate the larger than life nearly drag queen like execution of femininity. Hollywood is trying to get a female audience with female leads in pictures, not a gay male audience. Just like you wouldn't want some frau telling you what gay men find hot in other men, you bitches are not a good judge on what women want to see from other women.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 158||01/31/2013|
Please send someone to take out the Streep Troll. We hear from Ronnie's people that you have someone good for that kind of thing.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 159||01/31/2013|
Less reboot's of comic book heroes No more fucking showmances And someone please ban kristen stewart.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 160||01/31/2013|
Please stop Justin Timberlake now.
And make a MOnique movie happen, pref not directed by Tyler Perry
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 161||01/31/2013|
Mia Korf back on One Life To Live please. And Elena Goode is better than half of the young actresses in Hollyweird.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 162||01/31/2013|
Discovery or Travel....discover chef Karl Wilder food activist.
I've seen him live and he is great with crowds...I am sure there is some way to make a show about healthy eating that is entertaining cause Bobby Deen is failing.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 163||01/31/2013|
Please, Hollywood, give us some couples who are the same age, like real-life couples usually are!
You may not realize it, but having the leading lady be half the leading actor's age in every goddamn film is not believable. In fact, it's highly annoying.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 164||01/31/2013|
I hope you all appreciate fully the ad that pops up when you click on the link to the story. Vive la chance!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 165||01/31/2013|
Please Hollywood, don't give Ann Hathaway an Oscar. And FFS keep her away from James Lipton!
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 166||01/31/2013|
Now you understand why I spend every penny on deleting any trace of Tig Negativity???
Now you guys can stop dissing and start your respecting of a SAVVY lesbian cancer warrior such as myself. The cost of cease and desists written by the great Marty Singer, have been worth every red CENT.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 167||02/01/2013|
Screw Jerry Lewis--we want "The Day The Clown Cried" and we want it now!
And Julianne Hough(aka Jennifer Aniston jr.)is not gonna happen. So stop it.
|by Professor Farnsworth||reply 168||02/01/2013|