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This Just In: Another Katherine Heigl movie bombs at the box office
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/04/2013|
I saw no advertising for this movie and didn't know it was even coming out.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/27/2013|
Even the target audience for these types of movies are bored with them. I don't know who wants to watch this crap. Heigl is not a star and is unappealing, when will they figure that out?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/27/2013|
You know, OP, you really are a moron.
It's not a "Katherine Heigl movie" at all. She's not one of the principals; it's more a DeNiro movie, which if you read your own link you'd know.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/27/2013|
"Writer/director Justin Zackham received awful reviews despite Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. Note that I’m leaving out Katherine Heigl on purpose. And yet it took 5 producers for this family fiasco (Clay Pecorin, Harry J. Ufland, Justin Zackham, Richard Salvatore, Anthony Katagas)."
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/27/2013|
I think the only reason I can't stand her, is her first (only?) hit was about getting pregnant and insisting on having the baby, even thought her nor the guy really wanted it. No, I didn't actually watch the film, I heard about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/27/2013|
DeNiro film if you had to place it on anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/27/2013|
R6 - You mean Knocked Up? You didn't miss much.
I do think she was good in Grey's and very good in Roswell.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/27/2013|
Not Katie's fault. DeNiro topline's this flick - Katie did it as a favor to the director. She has several big film's in the pipeline.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/27/2013|
Believe it or not, Heigl was the best thing in this crapfest
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/28/2013|
I quick glance thru her IMDB page shows Katie has no firm film commitments lined up....and one of the possible ones costars Patrick (box office poison) Wilson
time for a pilot Katherine
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/28/2013|
Not that I would see this movie anyway, but casting the supremely obnoxious Robin Williams guarantees that.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/28/2013|
I can't recall seeing a single ad for "Big Wedding". No wonder it bombed. As much TV watching and internet browsing as I do, if I had no awareness of it, then it had a really shit marketing campaign.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/28/2013|
There were TV commercials that only mentioned Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton. Heigel has reached J-Lo territory. Remember the J-Lo film where the TV ads barely showed her presence in the movie? Heigel is now also viewed as a liability instead of an asset.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/28/2013|
Oddly enough there are posters for it ALL over Manhattan and poor Christine Ebersole is the ONLY one pictured and not named. A lot of theatrequeens were bitching about it at Barrage last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/28/2013|
Who the fuck is Christine Ebersole?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/28/2013|
r18....need we say google is your friend yet again?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/28/2013|
"she go's by..."
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/28/2013|
[quote]Katie did it as a favor to the director
Then she's a bigger idiot than I thought. The guy who made this is a hack, whose main previous credit was the execrable The Bucket List.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/28/2013|
So because of this thread, I hopped in my car and went to the last showing of the night at the ArcLight in La Jolla. I really liked it. It was hard to follow because there are so many characters and you're trying to figure out how they're related but that's the fun of it. Everyone's pretty good and it's just a fun diversion. I went into the movie a little stressed and came out very relaxed. Also, Kyle Bornheimer has a small role and I just think he is adorable. Totally my type. Also, Susan Sarandon looks amazing. Thanks Datalounge!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/28/2013|
Oh and Christine Ebersole sings a divine rendition of Row Row Row Your Boat during the credits. I'm not kidding,
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/28/2013|
Who keeps casting this cunt and trying to make her happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/28/2013|
Too late, R25 - she's already happened. KH is one of the highest paid actresses of the current crop and yes, R13 she does have upcoming pics including Henson's Happyland Murders where she is the star human a la Jason Segal in Muppets. Insiders report that is tracking huge- meaning big BO is anticipated.
Katie picks and chooses her project's b/c she doesn't getoff on the fame game and she doesn't need the $ at this point. She has nothing lleft to prove b/c she's already successful -TV, comedy, drama, action- you name it.
Two of the movies she did her *mom* was the producer and yes she did do the Big Wedding as a *favor* to the director Justin Z b/c their friends. Please don't be so ignorant. I respect the way Katie stands w/ her people: Her mom, Justin Z, TR, etc.
For the record as well (might as well set this straight), Shonda has nothing bad to say about Katie and insiders report the only reason Katie has not been back on Greys is that they are saving her as a "secret weapon" in case ratings start to drop. Makes sense right? Duh! But nothing make's sense to haters who are *jealous* of a beautiful successful very well loved person like Kate Heigl. Thing is, if you met her (I have) you would never say a bad word about her again - sweetest girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/29/2013|
R26 must either be Heigl's mother, agent, publicist or 'Katie' herself. Nobody and I mean NOBODY thinks this girl has any future in movies. All her films have bombed over the past few years. She happened. She was the IT girl for a very short period of time, made a bunch of stupid rom coms, most of them flopped horribly and now she's over.
If she's lucky, she'll find herself a sitcom or some procedural on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/29/2013|
I used to love her on Roswell. Now I can't stand her.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/29/2013|
R23, Wow if you thought this was hard to follow you're a real moron. I saw it, mostly to hate-watch Heigl and was surprised that it had more laughs than I expected.
The movie is slight though, and Heigl plays a nasty character that makes it easier than usual to dislike her.
Ebersole is one of the brighter spots of the film. Anyone not knowing who she is is beyond me. Two-time Tony winner? Her indelible performance in Grey Gardens?? Her yearly Christmas concerts at Birdland? Time to rejoin the human race!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/29/2013|
[quote]Henson's Happyland Murders where she is the star human a la Jason Segal in Muppets. Insiders report that is tracking huge- meaning big BO is anticipated.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/29/2013|
When you've been in the game as long as she has, R27, you don't freak the ups n downs. Child Model, Big screen debut at 14, Emmy winner, $10 million plus- per pic asking price for a few films in a row. Don't cry for Katie - she is crazy all right - like a fox. Artists who want to stay relevant know all about playing with our expectations and I suspect Katie is a sort of master at this. Nobody's here talking today about any of the other Grey's cast members, are we?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/29/2013|
Why do people think it's alright to insert apostrophes wherever they feel like? Make's?? Make's... I won't even touch the rest of that post, Katherine.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/29/2013|
R30: FYI: upcoming big-budg. R-rated puppet flick from Henson Alt. Think Aveneue Q meets LA Confidential minus the tunes. Preview audiences apparently going crazy for it and buzzing Katie in particular.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/29/2013|
I hate r26/r31/r33 almost as much as I do Katie.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/29/2013|
I eat shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/29/2013|
Ya know what R35 - get over it because I don't care and I can almost assure you KH doesn't care either. You and your brethen have been on here since 5 minutes after this flick bowed on Friday trying to blame it on one of the actresses who has barely more than a cameo and by all accounts was a great addition to the film. Really? Get over it. I know you jokingly signed "Shonda" but I am unfortunately starting to suspect that you are either her or I. Washington. Because lets face the ugly untold story in Kate's supposed downfall: black H-Wood hates gay H-Wood and the group's stick together. Katie dared to speak up for TR against IW and the next thing you know Shonda start's badmouthing her to who else - Oprah. Meanwhile Kate rises above. Get over it. For real.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/29/2013|
A quick glance at her IMDB page shows she's got nothing in the pipeline.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/29/2013|
I can't believe Heigl has even one fan. She is as unwanted in movies as Jennifer Lopez.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/29/2013|
This was shot in Connecticut in the summer of 2011. I worked on the crew. Keaton was adorable and gave wonderful, thoughtful wrap presents for the entire cast and crew. Heigl was a complete and utter cunt. She tried to get her stand-in fired because she was prettier than Heigl. We made fun of her behind her back. A perfect case of a mediocre actress thinking she was hot shit. She's burning bridges right and left.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/29/2013|
R40 didn't get a present from Kate = "complete and utter cunt"? Listen, if a nobody like you was making fun of me "behind my back" (you're probably not as slick as you think you are) all summer damn straight I wouldn't be gifting you jack shit either. Trust me, you are a bridge she can afford to burn. Keaton's very well off and probably wrote it off on her taxes as charity.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/29/2013|
Maybe you need to take more than a quick glance, then R38. Not every star spends all day updating spoiler's on their IMDB page.
Read it and weep.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/29/2013|
Puppets! oh my.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/29/2013|
The Heigl-obsessed apostrophe abusing retard troll is the saddest thing to ever happen to DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/29/2013|
This movie has just been done so many times before. There were a few laughs in some of the trashy parts. Ben Barnes as Alejandro was awful.
I thought nobody liked Topher Grace. -I wonder how he got cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/29/2013|
Nobody likes Topher, R45? Pulhease - he didn't fit in with the "mean girls" (and I am including Ashton and Wilmer in that terminology) on the set of T7S so now "nobody" likes him? Topher is *very* popular in with audiences and with the movers and shakers in Hollywood as far as I know and he consistently works and get's good reviews - unlike mean girl Ashton who just had his Jobs movie put on ice b/c he refuses to do reshoots.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/29/2013|
[quote]Ebersole is one of the brighter spots of the film. Anyone not knowing who she is is beyond me. Two-time Tony winner? Her indelible performance in Grey Gardens?? Her yearly Christmas concerts at Birdland? Time to rejoin the human race!
That might be true if the entire "human race" lived in NYC.
Many of us are not involved in Broadway or Birdland, and we could not care less about Grey Gardens.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/29/2013|
This thread is insane, mainly due to the KH defender.
But the movie is wretchedly written and performed, smarmy and smutty in all the wrong ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/29/2013|
Katherine Heigl is a reasonably good actress. She might be a little full of herself, but she's not bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/29/2013|
[quote] Topher is *very* popular in with audiences and with the movers and shakers in Hollywood as far as I know and he consistently works and get's good reviews
He hasn't been in a high profile project in years.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/29/2013|
So, on top of the KH defender trying to make it sound like she's some big star, we are now also expected to believe that audiences just LOVE Topher Grace? The movers and shakers of Hollywood?
Who the fuck is this loon?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/29/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/29/2013|
I saw the trailer for this a few weeks ago - it looked very bad and unfunny.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/29/2013|
Take Me Home Tonight was 2011, R50 - hardly "several years ago." That flick was very high profile. Of note: TG was also a writer on that flick. Also did "The Double" vis a vis R. Gere.
TG is known to pick and choose his projects for reason's not usually involving commercial viability. Nonetheless he's done *quite* well for himself. He's from east coast old money so the paycheck isn't a big deal for him - more about the process and the craft if you will.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/29/2013|
I don't the appeal of Emma Stone. We already have Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard and What's her boobs Christina.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/29/2013|
ummm it's HiiiiiieeggALLL
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/29/2013|
Katie is poised for a Candy Bergen-like career, R52 - she is not competing with Emma Stone for parts in Spiderman flicks. She couldn't care less about those girls and I am sure she wishes them very well. As for bit parts you really have no idea what you are referring to - as I mentioned, it is believed she did this role as a lark to help out a buddy - she'll have toplines coming out later this year and next.
Please restrain your hatred - its a bad color on you.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/29/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/29/2013|
R57 - Seriously? Bergen?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/29/2013|
R58 - who goes around "mentioning actress's names" to people out of the blue just to gauge a reaction in this manner? Is this normal behavior?
No wonder your getting blank stares. If you could read these people's thoughts I'm sure it's along the lines of "Mary!"
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/29/2013|
r57 is old...Candy Bergen? really? Didn't they stop saying that in 1975?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/29/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/29/2013|
Yes, I would say it's an apropos analogy, R59. Similar beauty, talent, sophist., etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/29/2013|
You would indubitably know better than I, R61. Film student here - it pays to know history.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/29/2013|
R62, huh? You're crying out Katie's name at orgasm? Creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/29/2013|
Topher Grace is hated because he pulled a Shelley Long and quit his show to try to be a movie star. That didn't work out too well since from the time he quit to the end of That 70's Show, he was not in one single movie. All his movies were during That 70's Show or after the show went off the air. So he pulled his diva stunt for nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/30/2013|
Toph did 7 seasons on T7S and rucurred on season 8 - hardly Shelley Long. Additionally, during most of that 8th season TG was filming SpiderMan 3 (released the following year) in NY while dating Ivanka Trump in his free time. That flick went on to gross $890,000,000 and no doubt Toph got some back end action so not too shabby.
The sitcom was winding down and TG still returned to make several appearances. He was so loved by the producers that he co-wrote and starred in their "Take Me Home Tonight" several years later. Very classy guy and very talented. Going places.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/30/2013|
Yeah, going nowhere.
Just like Katherine Heigl.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/30/2013|
The Heiglbot reaction at r65 is proof that the mentally unhinged have trouble grasping irony.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/30/2013|
[quote] Very classy guy and very talented. Going places.
I saw him going to Target.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/30/2013|
Why in the world would Topher Grace be getting backend on Spider-Man? Are you crazy?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/30/2013|
He's known to be a savvy negotiator, R71. Is worth millions. Topher won the SAG award for best cast (Traffic, 2000) - that kind of thing lends a bit of prestige to the project which studios love to shell out $$$ for (think McKellan in X-Men).
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/30/2013|
Did anyone else see Topher Grace desperately trying to kill the gay rumors on Chelsea Lately?
It was a bit much. Especially since no one has thought about him in about five years.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/30/2013|
Highly doubt that Ivanka "beards," R73. She wouldn't need to. She's extremely bright, has got several solid gigs already, and more money than midas. If TG were gay, he'd be out - he's not the type to care what people think. I'm sure he was just being flirty with Chelsea because that's what you do on her show. He's very self-deprecating and is willing to look awkward for a laugh - watch some eps. of T7S on Netflix and you'll see what I mean. Has had a slew of women no doubt.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/30/2013|
About this movie... I did see many commercials for it, probably on Bravo. And probably like most people who did see commercials for it, my impression was: Why are they making another "Meet the Parents" movie, but without Ben Stiller?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/30/2013|
This Heigl/Topher Grace Troll must be a joke right? Or maybe performance art?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/30/2013|
I think it's a shill, R76. Or a family member. To be a Topher Grace apologist in 2013 is a very sad prospect.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/30/2013|
Not a shill or family member, R77 and not a troll. I do have a few close friends in the biz and am somewhat privy.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/30/2013|
Big congrats to Zach Braff and Katie on there Kickstarter campaign! $2 million in 3 days, wow! Izzy and JD in a movie together - shrewd casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/30/2013|
It was an everything but the kitchen sink movie, infertile daughter, virgin doctor son, adopted son with 'a secret' (lame that he couldn't tell his birth mother that his adopted parents had divorced) .... and the parents all sleeping with each other and .... well, it was a bad movie to begin with.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/30/2013|
Rabid Heigl Fangurl Alert! @ R3
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/30/2013|
Oh no, we have a Heiglbot.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/30/2013|
Friedman broke the news that Heigl's gonna topline alongside ZB in this proj. Makes sense - they're pals. Wonder if RF got the scoop 'cause it's not a studio pic and he's the anti-establishment gossip guy. Remember when he got fired for reviewing a bootleg then turned around and sued R. Murdoch? I can see why Kate would pick Roger to leek the news - he's right up her alley. Plays by his own rules, asdo Katie and Zach.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/30/2013|
Had you signed that post Mitch Hedberg, it would've been perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/30/2013|
Heigl has too many people from too many different places and backgrounds saying she is a cunt (with examples) for it not to have some truth to it.
The other knock on her is bad management. Unfortunately, that means her mother.
Any woman who becomes identified with rom-coms in this day and age is delusional or has taken some very bad career advice.
It's the combination of the two I think that's tanking her career.
No one is going to cast her in a decent role to prove her talents (and I do think she has them) if she's a demanding cunt. Indy film-makers don't have the time or the budget, and that's where the good, comeback roles are found.
TV is a collaborative, writers' medium. Publicly and snottily criticizing your show's writing staff doesn't win you another pilot shot.
If she works with industry friends, maybe she can come back. Otherwise, she's done and it's her own fault.
She's just being stuck in these roles because there's no one else available in Hollywood right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/30/2013|
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOULD KATIE HEIGL PLEASE SHIT IN MY MOUTH??!!!??!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/30/2013|
[quote] If she works with industry friends, maybe she can come back.
Agree with R85.
It looks like that's *exactly* what she's doing in this Braff collab. thing on Kickstarter. They're raking it in faster even than V. Mars apparently.
That's gotta be some kinda sweet vindication for a gal like KH who plays by her own rules - especially while washing off the stink of this DeNiro/Keaton stinkbomb. Throw in a holiday hit (the Henson flick) and it's textbook career upswing. This truly is how its done. Brava.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/30/2013|
Take notes, Anne H. This is a classy speech. Thank your costars, thank the creative people, dedicate to your Mom. Done. Humble, sincere, simple. What a gorgeous gal in that alabaster frock, too.
THIS is how it is done, miss H. Take notes.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/30/2013|
"My own mom didn't think I could win"
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/30/2013|
Hahaha, R89. I love her so much for saying that! Compare that to Anne's stilted nunsense and it's like the do's and dont's of Award Acceptance.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/30/2013|
Why does DeNiro keep trying to do comedies? Very few of his comedies have been funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/30/2013|
The "Meet the" comedies have been good, R91
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/30/2013|
r91, he's not trying to do anything, he's just collecting a paycheque.
Supposedly, it goes to Tribeca FF, which is supposed to be his baby. I've heard of other things it goes to, but that's another issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/30/2013|
R92 I said "very few"; I didn't say none of them (and the "Meet the" movies were excatly the only ones I could think of that were successful). But for the most part, he isn't funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/30/2013|
Do they still televise the Emmy awards?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/30/2013|
Why does Katie have to adopt children. Are her lady parts defective?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/30/2013|
R95 - or she doesn't want to get fat. Or she doesn't want to add to the population.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/30/2013|
She's going to play Stephanie Plum, Janet Evonovich's bounty hunter. That movie will be huge.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/30/2013|
What a rude post, R96. That's between her and Josh and not me or you or anyone else. Why did Shondra adopt? For some people that is their choice and I think it's a beautiful one.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/30/2013|
a proper woman gives birth.....end of story.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/30/2013|
Several of Bobby's laffers have done boffo BO, and other's haven't, R91. It'a a very hot or miss game when you work as much as he does but he likes to keep busy and he chooses projects that pay well and that he's working with quality people.
Would love to see him re-team with J. Lewis (they co-headlined TriBeCa last week). Marty, let's make this happen!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/30/2013|
please die r101
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/30/2013|
Well Katie's only 34, R100 and she and her husband are very much in love and they're both in great shape so you may get your wish. Either way, I think the Kelley-Heigl's are a beautiful family and any more lil Katie's or lil Josh's at this point are icing on the cake as far as their concern.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/30/2013|
God, WTF is wrong with this place?
Even 2-3 years ago we would've had a lot of bitchy, smart opinions, some misogyny, but 3-4 people chiming in with decent inside gossip.
Now, it's a barely literate uptalking fan fest.
I'm blaming Googlesearch. Any other ideas?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/30/2013|
I just realized it s not clear who I meant by J. Lewis, R101 and I suspect I gave you the wrong impression.
Now, of course Bobby did Cape Fear with Juliet L. and Marty (the part that made JL an "It Girl"), but no, that is not he reunion I am begging for.
I'm referring of course to King of Comedy where Bobby's Pupkin was the ultimate foil to *Jerry* L.'s Langford - also a Marty pic. Funny coincidence though. Bobby, Jerry, and Marty yucked it up this week in TriBeCa and Sandy sent one of her gonzo tribute vids which everyone had a good time with as well.
Marty, let's get this gang back together!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/30/2013|
the troll is just toying with us....don't feed him.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/30/2013|
Katie did a good job with Side Effects, the movie about big pharma.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/30/2013|
Well she didn't top the list (Go Gwyneth) but Katharine Heigl did come in 5th for the top 20 most hated celebrity.
I think at this point she's box office poison. She specializes in romantic movies and that means the audience is mainly women. And once you get a reputation as queen bitch, women aren't going to shell out the money to see you.
She's been replaced by people like Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence & Mina Kunis.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/01/2013|
She has three movies in pre-production.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/01/2013|
Never heard of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/01/2013|
What did she do to become so unlikable?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/01/2013|
I wish my career could "bomb" like hers.
Even if every movie she makes from hear on out "bombs" she's set for life. As such, she doesn't care about OP's observations.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/01/2013|
[quote]from hear on out
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/01/2013|
[quote] ... now, it's barely literate...
[quote] ...collecting a paycheque...
Barely literate indeed, R104
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/01/2013|
Why would Zach Braff choose her to star in his movie? Does he want it to fail? Does he want a revolt? I'm sure people are now wanting to take their contribution back since they didn't disclose Heigl was going to be the star when they donated.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/01/2013|
Zach Braff's last film (Garden State) did very well and is considered something of a minor indie classic. I think he knows what he's doing, R115.
Actually, I wouldn't be surprised to see a rather substantial spike in donations once the Katie news gets out and circulates. Katie has a very big following from Roswell and Grey's. That the kind of rabid fanbase is probably what Braff had in mind when he asked her to topline. Good for fundraising and good for BO.
Katie hasn't even put the news out on Twitter yet. She's got 427.000 followers who will def. pony up - either on Kickstarter at the B. Office, or both.
I'm really excited about this project. I can't wait to see these 2 pull this off. I'd love it to be a new semi-franchise a la this Hawke/Delpy/Linklater series that's coming around again soon. Good stuff!
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/01/2013|
The movie is bad and Katherine Heigl is a bore in general. Does anything else need to be said?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/01/2013|
Apparently, Toph and Su S'don hit it off while filming - they've already slated to co-topline another upcoming flick together.
Hmmm.... I know she likes younger men. Hmm.....
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/01/2013|
Don't feed the troll!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/01/2013|
I was dragged to this movie by a group of friends last night. Full disclosure, I'm a white 36 year old married mom; target demographic for this monstrosity. I'd put it in with the five worst movies I've ever seen in the theater, and Weekend At Bernie's 2 is on that list. I don't even know where to begin. At one point, they're at a country club and KH's character says, "Who do I have to lynch to get a cosmo around here?" I'm not easily offended but that was a bridge too far. Topher Grace is the world's oldest looking 29 or 30 year old virgin. I don't know who wrote this, but no guy decides at 15!!! years old to save himself for love. Spoiler alert - one of the characters, the racist, rich mother-of-the bride is revealed to be gay or bisexual. Not sure; the character says one of her "fetishes" is women and is referred to with disdain and disgust for the rest of the movie as a lesbian. I won't even get into the reasons Deniro and Keaton have to pretend to be married b/c it's 2013 and not 1953 and it's not worth discussing. As for the acting, Deniro is great, of course. I know he's done a lot of s*it lately, but he still amazes after all these years and I'm embarrassed for him that he's in this. There's a scene where he has to show actual human emotion, and it's like he's in a different film. Keaton was annoying, Sarandon was beautiful and if she had the right movie, KH could be quite good but she's beautiful and there's nothing sexy about her and that's the problem. She has no charm and is impossible to connect with. Okay, sorry to write so much but really do not waste your money. Wait until it's on Netflix, drink a glass of wine or get high and watch it then. You won't be able to believe they somehow got this cast for this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/01/2013|
Garden State grossed $26m domesticc, which I guess is good for an indie with a $2.5m budget. But that was nine years agio!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/01/2013|
It's vulgar and casually racist in its attempt to belittle racism.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/01/2013|
R121 Sounds fucking horrible. I also read they ripped off the Wedding Crashers getting jerked off under the table at dinner gag.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/01/2013|
Holy shit to that lynching line.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/01/2013|
Are Topher G. and Susie S. a thing or what???
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/01/2013|
They did completely rip off the jerk off scene. This time with Topher Grace and his adopted brother's sister at the rehearsal dinner. I couldn't believe the lynching line. I thought at first I heard it wrong but it's in there. I'm still mystified by this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/01/2013|
[quote] KH could be quite good but she's beautiful and there's nothing sexy about her and that's the problem. She has no charm and is impossible to connect with.
Check out this video on Youtube "Katie Heigl Sexy Compilation" and let the world know if you stand by that statement, R121.
She was probably told to tone *down* her appeal in this latest flick because often times the older actresses (Keaton, Sarandon, etc.) are threatened of getting upstage, IMHO.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/01/2013|
Very smart take on what Hollywood is trying to do to Heigl and why.
"When Katherine Heigl Opened Her Mouth: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Actress Who Refused to Play by the Rules"
[quote] "Heigl is only one example of the double standard placed upon female celebrities. Male actors are praised for their candor, not criticized and called “rude.” Take Brad Pitt. Years ago, he said, “I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics.” It’s undoubtedly a cocky comment, but it doesn’t seem to have hurt his career. If a woman said the same thing, chances are that she would be deemed obnoxious, and her public image might suffer.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/01/2013|
She is toxic Velveeta. They tried to make her a movie star and it failed. The fact that anyone would promote her here is astonishing.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/01/2013|
Can Heigl go back to Grey's?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/01/2013|
r129 - that article was shit. The REAL reason is that Heigl is another idiot managed by her mother like Lara Flynn Boyle and she's not a big enough star to do her Goop-like overshares and pronouncements. Goop isn't either really and Ironman 3 might do as well in the USA due to Goop.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/01/2013|
She's told Shonda she's available, R131. At this point I think it's a matter of "when" not "if."
Shonda may have a cip on her shoulder, but she's no dummy. No way she'd pass up the publicity of bringing Kate back for a few eps.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/01/2013|
Katherine Heigl hates balls
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/01/2013|
That was funny, R134.
Katie's deadpan made me think that after this Braff project, she should try to do a slapstick like Naked Gun or Airplane. She could totally do that Priscilla Presley thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/01/2013|
I hope it hurt like hell when Jason Behr took her cherry with his elephant-like cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/02/2013|
Katie on Roswell.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/02/2013|
Why are you calling her Katie like she is your best friend?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/02/2013|
I got Katie Fever the first time I saw her in My Father the Hero.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/02/2013|
lolz@ R138. Not her best friend (that would be TR Knight). "Katie" is just her preferred moniker (check out her Twitter). Most in the press don't know this so they get it erroneous, based on her official SAG credit name "Katherine."
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/02/2013|
Katie is good for licking up all around the toilet rim.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/02/2013|
Great flick, R139. That and Roswell made a me a true Katieber as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/02/2013|
It's easy to see why and how KH is misunderstood.
1) the entitlement thing - she grew up in Connecticut in a very wealthy town ----however, her family was more middle than upper class and it was even considered declasse that her mom was trucking her into the city for acting jobs. unlike in la, this is considered trashy behavior in wealthier parts. (the kardashian whores would never fit in.) But when you grow up around self-impressed, monied people - you're not that impressed with the ding dongs raking in cash in Hollywood when you move out here - trust me.
2)the "taste" thing - I don't hold her at fault for this, but KH isn't well educated. So, when given the chance to make films, she veered in the direction of stuff she probably likes and thinks is good - romcom fluff. this isn't a girl who's going to target Soderbergh or someone of that ilk because that's not in her intellectual wheelhouse. Don't hate. Think of her as an excited barbie given the chance to make the kinds of movies she grew up loving.
3) she was right about the Apatow gang - they turn the waspy women into shrews in almost all of their films while the ugly Jewish males sit around farting. could we possibly see a class A guy with a class A girl in a comedy?
4) At the end of the day, KH is a waste of a target. She is a nice girl. If she's not acting nice, I guarantee it stems from an insecurity about the fact that she's not stage trained, she doesn't have an Ivy league education and she is not the smartest girl on the block. She just is who she is. Get over it and start hating on the dingbats in this town who have made money doing NOTHING: Nicole Ritchie, P Hilton, Kardashian whores, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/02/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/02/2013|
You nailed it, R143. I wish you would publish this in a blog or on HuffP. The backlash against KH is a total elitist thing. It's like "who let her in?" She's a total easy target but where's the sport in knocking this girl over and over?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/02/2013|
Everytime they show a picture of the Boston Bomber's wife I see Heigl. Am I alone in seeing similarities there? She should totally be cast in the Lifetime movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/02/2013|
Her reputation came to light when she publicly declined to accept consideration for an Emmy nomination because of poor writing on Greys Anatomy.
She also corrected an announcer at an awards show about the pronunciation of her name, criticized her most successful movie (knocked up) and didn't show for work on Grays Anatomy when scheduled.
She's made her own unpleasant reputation.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/02/2013|
Her main problem is her stupid and ugly surname.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/02/2013|
[quote]She also corrected an announcer at an awards show about the pronunciation of her name,
what a bitch
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/02/2013|
Heigl is German for cuntiest cunt who ever cunted.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/02/2013|
She was right about Knocked Up, but she should have kept quiet. It came across as biting the hand that feeds you.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/03/2013|
Any idea how The Big Wedding is supposed to do this weekend? I am thinking it might do pretty well with people who don't want to see Iron Man. I'd love to see it do better than last weekend (although it seems like many flicks do best their debut weekend and then peter out). Anyone have any numbers or do we have to wait til Monday?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/04/2013|
Its obvious this silly actress google alerts herself hence the bullshit PR on this thread I also heard she hires paps to follow her and now this damn hit the troll-dar button-oy! Waste of money to pay a fool we are not her audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/04/2013|
I very much doubt Katie would do that, R154. She has a very small team made up of her mom, her longtime agent, and a few close friends. She even does her own hair and makeup and makes a lot of her own clothes.
I'm going to see The Big Wedding again tonight with a few friends who haven't seen it. It would be cool to see how many DataLoungers we can get to go see this movie on the same night LOL. Anyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/04/2013|