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Action Jackson technically wasn't a flop. It grossed $20 million on a $8 million budget, and made another $45 million in VHS sales. There was actually talk of a sequel but it got killed due to the company that produced it, Lorimar being absorbed into Warner Bros. [url][/url] Somebody in that Quora thread said that the problem with Carrie Fisher is that she always came across as much older than she actually was. A lot of that had to do with the way that she spoke and the way that she in general carried herself. Carrie had a very authoritative sounding voice. During the '80s if you wanted an actress who could plausibly be authoritative and tough, you're first and ideal choices were Sigourney Weaver or Jamie Lee Curtis. The point is that it was kind of hard to cast Carrie Fisher as a traditional leading lady because she could only fulfill a certain niche. You couldn't really for instance, have her be the lead in a romantic comedy because stuff like that really requires and actress with a decidedly gentler touch. [url][/url] [quote]Rob Lowe plays a fireman that's ask to rebuild a squad in Texas that was devastated by a tragedy. He has experience because he did the same after 9/11. The discovery of an illness and his son own personal problems makes him take the challenge. The idea isn't bad but it's the terrible scenario and the need for diversity that's kind of too much. A gay man, a muslim woman, a transman, a mix couple... They are trying so much that's it's borderline cliché. The scenario is so bad that I caught myself laughing at the part that were supposed to be more dramatic. Rob Lowe's character is just weird. (Personally I can't imagine him as a fireman.) Some of his scenes are completely ridiculous and painful to watch. Liv Taylor's voice is really annoying (btw wtf as she done to her face?). She sounds like she's always flirting and it's hard to take her character seriously. Don't waste your time on this.[/quote] Why did Harrison Ford become such a movie superstar post-Star Wars despite limited acting range, while co-stars Hamill and Fisher simply faded away? [url][/url] To give you some proper perspective: [url][/url] [quote]In 1981, former cast member John Belushi convinced new Show Runner Dick Ebersol to book the Los Angeles punk band Fear, whose frontman Lee Ving was a friend of his, for the season 7 episode hosted by Donald Pleasence (on October 31, appropriately enough). What followed was a rowdy punk show complete with mosh pit that ended in a riot; among other things, Ebersol was hit in the chest with a pumpkin, somebody got on stage and shouted "fuck New York!" into the microphone, the crowd of actual punks bused in for the show (which included a young Ian MacKaye, Tesco Vee of the Meatmen, and multiple members of the Cro-Mags) trashed the SNL set, and NBC cut the broadcast short and went to commercial. Not only was Fear permanently banned from SNL, but they also found it much harder to tour afterward as venue owners who had seen the nationally-televised SNL performance refused to let them use their venues, greatly limiting their career prospects. (Not like the tried-and-true punks of Fear really cared about mainstream success, mind.) Ashlee Simpson was expected to be the next Avril Lavigne, following in the footsteps of her big sister Jessica to become a major pop star. Her first album, Autobiography, went triple platinum, and like her sister, she had a successful Reality Show on MTV. Then came her disastrous performance on Saturday Night Live in October 2004, where she was caught lip-syncing when her band started playing the wrong song, followed by an embarrassing "hoe-down" when she realized what was happening. Following an equally disastrous half-time performance at the Orange Bowl a few months later, Ashlee's music career was all but over. Her following album, 2005's I Am Me, sold far less than Autobiography and didn't even reach the platinum mark, and her 2008 follow-up Bittersweet World was an out-and-out flop.[/quote] [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] [quote]What exactly allows 'Forky' to live? If a spork with pipe cleaners can walk and talk... what prevents rocks and sponges or newspapers from doing the same? As they too can be a 'child's plaything'. In the original film, the toys had a 'watch dog' setup wherein toys would radio ahead if Andy or anyone else was coming to the room. In this film, they spring to life the second that Bonnie leaves the room. Given that Bonnie is younger than Andy was in TS1, it makes her more unpredictable. What prevents her from bursting back into the room a second after she leaves? The toys originally operated by a 'frozen' in place procedure. That means, no matter what... they stayed where they were. Woody's head was almost ran over at the petrol station. He could have moved out of the way... but that wasn't how the toys were trained to act. In this one, they move and change position with humans present. Woody runs around a classroom... with multiple kids present. And tossing Forky back and forth to where the humans can find him... I dunno, if I was the father, i'd assume the house was haunted.[/quote] It's allegedly Amy Robach: [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] [quote]The practice of eating dog meat was prevalent in many countries around the world for hundreds or even thousands of years. There has been evidence found of eating dogs in various places around the world from antiquity including western countries. It is not only relegated to Asia or Korea specifically. Most Korean people do not or never even have had dog meat. It is very taboo among most Koreans. Today it is largely an underground trade and any restaurants that once served it no longer do or have gone out of business. If you were to find it, it would be amongst very low-income areas and only eaten by the elderly who grew up eating dog meat soup, largely because of the Korean war that decimated the Korean peninsula and left a severe lack of proper food or protein to be found. Plunging many Korean people into extreme poverty. This all comes down to Kim Basinger being an American judging what is a minor (and already disappearing) cultural tradition of another country. In India, cows are considered sacred and there are actually laws against slaughtering them. But I have yet to hear of Indians protesting US beef factories and hiding behind animal cruelty excuses. I’m not saying animal cruelty isn’t a problem, but if as a rich and privileged American, her main activism has been towards animals it means she does believe it’s the most important thing to fight for. The dog meat consumption in South Korea is more important for her than what could happen to American citizens. The only reason why we care more about dogs is because we are much more likely to spend time with dogs on a daily basis in the form of pets. But spend a significant amount of time with any kind of animal, and something tells me you’ll start to feel uncomfortable with eating them. There are still many cases of real animal cruelty here in the US as a result of our livestock industry.[/quote] [url][/url] What's your reaction to Kim Basinger leading a protest in Seoul South Korea over South Korea's "dog meat day"? [url][/url] [quote]In June 2018, a South Korean municipal court ruled that killing dogs for their meat was illegal, though this does not make it illegal to consume dog meat just yet but there is a lot of pressure from the Korean people on their government to ban it altogether. Most of the main slaughterhouses in South Korea have been closed by the government or are in the process of closing. The stereotype in most western countries that all Asian people or Korean people eat dog or cat meat is racist and extremely offensive. Korean Americans have used lawsuits against public figures who mention this stereotype regarding South Korean cuisine. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, TV host Jay Leno joked that the South Korean skater Kim Dong-Sung would eat his dog. The MCIC Group filed a class-action lawsuit against Leno on behalf of 50,000 Korean Americans, demanding an apology and monetary damages.[/quote] [url][/url] [url][/url] [url][/url] You see again, that's the thing about Kim Basinger, she's an actress who I feel more than often, doesn't chose her projects well. The producers actually wanted her for the Vicki Vale part all along but I guess she and her people were bluffing and stalling because they wanted assurance that the part was her's (or she was asking for too much money, I don't have all of the details right in front me me). But then Sean Young got hurt (the cover for Kim was that she was "busy" at the time) and in desperation, the producers went back to their first choice in Kim Basinger. She did movies like Charlie St. Cloud and Fifty Shades Darker because her daughter suggested that she do them. She didn't want to do LA Confidential (the movie that earned her an Oscar) because she didn't want to leave said daughter (who may have been about a year and a half old at the time) and she didn't want to play another "sexy woman". Curtis Hanson, the director, who really wanted Kim for the part, had to thoroughly convince her to take it. She turned down Meg Ryan's part in Sleepless in Seattle because she thought that the concept was ridiculous. Although, Kim herself claims that the script that she read didn't match what was in the finished product. She did The Marrying Man because it helped fulfill her dream of becoming a singer (this was roughly around the time that she did that Hollywood Affair album with Prince). And she did The Getaway with Alec Baldwin (keep in mind that in 1994, Kim could've starred in Speed instead of Sandra Bullock) even though it was getting quite obvious that people were collectively rooting for them to fail and the aforementioned Marrying Man (the movie where they infamously first got together) from three years prior was a major bomb. She did that dumpster fire would be horror movie Bless the Child because...: [url][/url] It was also that same year that she thought that audiences would be interested in paying money to see her boring, overly earnest African vacation/travelogue. [url][/url] [url][/url] [quote]I’m tired of people praising him for his studio and accomplishments. This man is very egotistical and self important. People act like a win for Tyler Perry’s is a win for black people when it’s really just a win for Tyler Perry. If he really cared about black people in media he’d invest money into actually trying to produce real movies, with real plots, and real character arch’s. Spike lee never had big Hollywood behind him and 80% of his movies have been incredibly well crafted films. You can’t even count of two hands the amount of good movies he’s made. Then you have people like ava duvernay, Steve McQueen, Barry Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, and more all producing great movies and trying their hardest to get funding to bring more stories to life, yet Tyler perry sits here on a mountain of money bragging about putting out fast food movies. This is what he had to say about hiring black writers... “At the time, I had a bunch of writers who were nonunion, and I was unhappy with every single script they wrote. They were not speaking to the voice. They just didn’t get it. There was a Black woman lawyer I was negotiating with to get WGA [Writers Guild of America] writers on my show. I told her, ‘I can’t afford to pay those rates that every other studio pays. I need to structure differently.’ It looked like the deal was going to go through so I fired the four writers and prepared to hire new writers through the WGA.” He continued, “Now we’re a WGA show and I’m paying WGA rates. Scripts they’re turning in? Ratings are going down. So now I have to go in and give notes on how to rewrite them. And if I still don’t like it, I have to pay them again for another rewrite. At one point, I thought they were submitting scripts that would need rewrites in order to get paid multiple times. And these are Black people.”[/quote] [url][/url] [quote]Mistake #2: JJ Abrams’ shaky (but brilliant) beginning As near as I can tell, Abrams more or less intended The Force Awakens to be a cross between an audience fan theory sandbox and an improvised drama. He sets things up, the audience creates fan theories, the next director picks a few of those fan theories to make a film, lather rinse repeat. While I can see this in how Star Wars was originally written, I think this is a generally poor match for what Star Wars needed to grow into the future. I do want to commend Abrams, though. If this was his idea, it’s a dark genius plan that could have (and probably should have) worked for a trilogy or two, anyway, whether it matched well to Star Wars or not. Alas, that was not meant to be. Mistake # 3: Rian Johnson Even after The Last Jedi, I still do not think Johnson is a bad film director. Rather, he was a poor match for Star Wars. But more to the point, he was an atrocious choice for continuing Abrams’s fan theory sandbox. He opted to break it over his knee rather than take any of the ideas. That’s kinda the weakness of improvised drama. If you don’t work as a team, it will go bad fast. I guess that The Last Jedi is a product of Johnson overpitching ideas to producers with pet ideas. Most of the ideas are good enough to make an enjoyable movie from…had they been isolated. But these ideas don’t play well with each other, conflict for screen time, and the next thing you know, The Last Jedi hits theaters as the distilled essence of turd. Mistake #4: Returning To Abrams I like Abrams’s work when it comes to somewhat vapid popcorn-seller movies, and I am impressed with his idea of bringing improv techniques to cinema. But he has one fatal weakness that anyone who watched Lost knows. It’s actually a common problem among people who do improv. He is clueless when it comes to endings.[/quote] I think that looking back Lisa's absence really hurt to show more than anything because she was kind of the "moral compass" of the Electric Company. Her sunny, smart, nice girl character served as a perfect counterbalance to the devious, eccentric Francine. Tea Leoni's character kind of if you ask me, comes across as a "hot lady" version of Joe Pesci's Leo Getz character in the Lethal Weapon sequels. A quirky, somewhat annoying, sidekick-witness character that the cop heroes have to protect. [url][/url] [quote]Number one, typecasting. With the notable exception of Johnny Ringo in Tombstone, most of his most high-profile roles were as some sort of soldier or military guy — The Terminator (resistance fighter), Aliens (Marine), The Abyss (Navy SEAL), Navy SEALs (guess), The Rock (SEAL again). So while he was a capable actor (and a serious one), he eventually became typecast to the degree that it became hard for audiences to not see him as a soldier. He also didn't necessarily choose his projects wisely. He was the first choice for the role of McManus in The Usual Suspects, but turned it down because he felt the script was convoluted, and signed on to make the colossal bomb Jade instead. (Stephen Baldwin ended up playing McManus.) He also initially turned down The Terminator, because he found the story absurd — James Cameron, who really wanted him for the part, talked him into changing his mind.[/quote] [url][/url] [quote]Markle was never an in-demand actor - Her career high point was a secondary role on a basic cable television series. There wasn't much of a demand for Markle's acting before , so there's no reason to believe that it's going to be a boom market for her now. Her range is very limited - She's not a Shakespearean, she's not a comedian, she's moving past the sexpot roles due to aging, and she really wouldn't “fit" into sci fi or action films. Basically her range limited her roles before, and that was when she was working full time at her craft. She been “off" for a while, and that's not going to help. There aren't many roles out there - Markle is nearly 40 and in Hollywood, unless the female performer is a serious box office draw, that means “mommy", “best friend”, and even “grandma” roles. Markle, despite her tabloid fame, will still have to compete with younger and better looking actors, and that was apparently a problem even before her current situation. Her race - Hollywood is a very racist place, and Markle's career isn't immune to that. It was difficult to cast her before as she's not “White", and yet she's really not “Black” enough to fit in the limited roles available to female African American actors. Failing a sea change in the industry, Markle will again be facing the same ugly issues that she did prior to her marriage. Her family - While they have been oddly silent for the past year or so, Markle's family is a smoldering dumpster conflagration that's waiting to flare up. There aren't too many production companies or networks which are looking to start an expensive project, only to have the media tie it to the family problems of its lead performer. If Markle was already a bigger box office draw, then most might be willing to risk it. She isn't, and so many won't.[/quote] [url][/url] People always ask why this B-/C+ list celebrity offspring has had so many problems as a young adult. The offspring of at the time, A listers has been in and out of rehab and has been known to trade drugs for sex. She has cut herself in the past and has a host of other issues. Maybe it has something to do with the way her A+ list father treated her. Verbally abusing and emotionally manipulating her were just a couple of things he did. How about having her walk around in the barest of bare bikinis when she was in her teenage years when he had directors and producers visiting. How he encouraged the directors and producers to take photos and videos of the daughter modeling these bikinis and even lingerie. How if she didn’t want to he would berate her in front of them and then not speak to her for a month or two. Apparently her mother has no idea any of this occurred and she won’t tell the mom because the daughter largely lives off the largesse of her father. Ireland Baldwin Parents: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger [url][/url] Lots Of Women This Academy Award winning/nominated actor is probably permanently A list. Too many good roles in movies and television at this point to not give it to him. He is also about to be dragged by some of the numerous women in his past. One child says she was regularly abused both verbally and physically by the actor which has caused problems for her throughout her life. A former significant other says he forced her to take drugs with him, including forcing pills down her throat. If she refused, he would often beat her and choke her. She says he raped her in the past. This A- list mostly movie actress ex of his says his fantasies about cutting her with a knife while they had sex caused her to run quickly from his life. Apparently he was married at that time too. One ex said that he punched her when she told him she was pregnant. She miscarried the day after the punch. Actor: Alec Baldwin Child: Ireland Baldwin Former significant other: Kim Basinger A- list actress: Tatum O’Neal Punched ex: Nicole Seidel Bad Boys I suppose, is kind of what you get when you mix Running Scared, with Police Story with Jackie Chan and Miami Vice.