Taco Flavored Films


As if doing a remake of Ocean’s 11 wasn’t bad enough, they made a sequel.  We excused their 2 hour circle jerk, as the ease of naming the sequel was probably reason enough to make it.  Now the trilogy will be complete, Ocean’s 13 set to start production this summer, makes me want to puke, and not that good clean out your system bulimic sort of puke, but the 20 peso taco, montezuma’s revenge sort of puke, where it may come out both ends so you have to play musical chairs with the toilet sort of puke.

With the actresses, Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones, not signing onto this taco flavored bomb, J. Lo has reportedly stepped up to the plate.  This, and the move to keep the film shot locally on a soundstage will probably save them tens of millions of dollars, but tickets prices aren’t going to be any lower so who cares.

Is Pitt just too busy banging Jolie in foreign countries to read new scripts?  Is Clooney too busy selling suits and investing in real estate to continue working on better roles?  Should I give a shit at all?  Probably not, but I can’t pass up the oppurtunity to include a picture of a lobster taco cone, and one of Ms. Jopez from Anaconda.  Bring on ‘Snakes on a Plane’!  Isn’t the guy from ‘Good Burger’ in that?

As the MPAA continues their war against piracy, consumers should begin the war against large studios.  The ability to pool and compile reviews from all over the internet is a start.  Rotten Tomatoes and MetaCritic have saved me from several cinematics abominations, but whats next?  Film companies will respond by delaying reviews as long as possible so that you will be forced into the theater, or forced to wait a week for all the reviews to be published. 

I am in favor of the system for release that Mark Cuban has been supporting with all of his media facets, the movie is released, and a few days later, the DVD is released that is slightly more expensive than they are now, maybe $20 -30.

What do you guys think?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. M+T
    Mar 29, 2006 @ 18:04:42

    Yeah Soderburgh partnered with Cuban’s distribution channels to release that movie, Bubble, my brother watched it and said it was alright, kind of slow.

  2. rousing
    Mar 29, 2006 @ 14:58:20

    yeah, this is good. soderburgh is doing the same kind of thing – releasing a film in theaters, on DVD and on pay-per-view all at the same time.