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02 May 2005 @ 09:54 am
Oddities, Movies, and Poop  
Right off the bat, no matter what you feel about the whole Terry Schiavo thing, this item on eBay is just fucked-up, or at least stupid. Description: These mixed media cufflinks, lacquer top, rest nickel plated brass have been completely crafted by hand and feature a digital graphic image of Terro Schiavo having been crucified. . Measurements: Approximately 1" x 1". Yeah, just what the world needs...why exactly would you want these?

OK, I'm really trying, lately, to not be as "angry ranty" about some things. I still think Hollywood is a bunch of idiots who have replaced the art of movie-making with a severe case of money-hungry-itis, and I still disagree with most of the American public about movies, and think things like "xXx 2: State of the Union" are just bad ideas, and so on and so on. This being said, I hope you can appreciate how much I'm holding back at the knowledge that not only is Disney filming, not one, but two sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean (and doing them simultaneously, no less, which I find obnoxious, every time it's done...and generally, it turns out to be a bad idea), but that Keith Richards is supposedly in the second one. Yeah, that's a great idea, why not get Ozzy while you're at it, and then just subtitle the whole thing? Chow Yun-Fat is in it, too...*sigh*. Whatever. I know some of you are going to just squee over this, and that's just groovy for you. I'm not the target demographic, here, must remember that.

And, just to be weird, next time you have to find a present for that special someone who is full of shit, get 'em a Turd Twister!
 
 
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Steveill the Weevill: Who's the burger NOW!?synabetic on May 2nd, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
Well, Richards is bad enough, but if you added Ozzy, you would HAVE to subtitle the movie...


I think most of Hollywood should be beaten with sticks.
Cameronhpl on May 2nd, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
I believe the reason they got richards is because Depp Said he based his character off Richards, so they figured get Richards to play his father.

I liked PoTC, but there's a good chance the sequel won't be as good.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Cerebus (WTF)archmage on May 2nd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that...but if Jack Sparrow is based on Keith Richards, then I'm a mongoose. I see about as much "Keith Richards" in Jack Sparrow as I do "Nelson Mandela". Hell, he was much more a gay Hunter S. Thompson than anything else.

Of course the sequel won't be as good, they rarely are. And besides, look at the films done in this "let's film multiple sequels at once" style: only LotR really worked, and that already had background as a longer story to begin with. The Matrix? Back To The Future? Subspecies? Trancers? All series that tried to film multiple sequels at once, and all were disappointing.
Cameronhpl on May 3rd, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
"You can't stop here, This is bat country!"

That's just what I heard.

Good point. Shouldn't they really wait to see if PoTC2 works before making a sequel?

I am curious, though, so see how a sequel to "A series of Unfortunate events" is.