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IS IT JUST ME?

Posted in Is It Just Me? with tags , , on August 21, 2010 by Kaiderman

I was just thinking about this while listening to my buddies over at the Frankly, My Dear podcast as they reviewed the Indiana Jones trilogy. At the end of the film, Indy must complete 3 tests in order to retrieve the cup of Christ and save his dying father.

Now, many have tried, and lost their head in the process, but Indy figures it out with the help of his father’s clues. The first clue, Indy figures out is to be a pennitent man and kneel before God to avoid the saw that’s been chopping of those heads. I want to know how he knows to follow that up with a ninja roll to avoid the 2nd saw that pops up out of the ground. Seriously… rewatch the scene. Is it just me?

THE MOVIES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN

Posted in Celebrities, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by Kaiderman

Nobody can argue the simple fact that in order to make a good movie the most important thing is a solid script. Except me, of course. Being a struggling screenwriter myself, I wish I couldn’t… but I can. No, I’m beginning to believe that casting can be the most important and integral part to having a successful film. Sure, a good story will elevate a good cast’s performance to new and extraordinary heights. However, good casting (particularly in regards to acting but, of course, in direction as well) can take a mediocre script and make it something special.

As I’ve discussed before, the road from script to screen is a long one, that makes many twists and turns along the way. Many times, whether we see a film or not is solely dependent on whether or not a major star is attached to take on the heavy roles. Since the road is long, a lot of times, actors can come on to projects and be forced to drop out for a myriad of reasons including scheduling conflicts, creative differences, lack of interest, ego, money issues and so on. So, this week, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the major movie roles that actors have passed on over the years and the reasons why.

It’s amazing to think how different some of our favorite movies could’ve been if the cast had been different. So, with that in mind, I present you with this weeks’s list: THE MOVIES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN. Continue reading

GREATEST THREEQUELS

Posted in Film, Humor, Movies, Threequels with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by Kaiderman

Well, I was going to broach sequels this week but I have ADHD and, at the last second, decided to go in another direction. I decided why not take a look at a much stranger animal… the Threequel.

NOTE: For our purposes here, Threequel will refer to the third movie in a series and may or may not have “Part 3” in the title.

Threequels are very interesting in that if a 3rd movie in a series is being put out, chances are it’s based on a very popular property. Chances are also good that you were very excited to see it. And, of course, chances are Part 3 just wasn’t that good. See, Threequels are typically just formulaic concoctions, featuring characters you know and love, designed to suck out everything else that drew you to a franchise in the first place. However, they can also be something else. They can also redeem a series of films that lost their way on the always difficult Part 2. While this is rare, it does happen. And I thought it’d be interesting to look at some of the films that got it right. So, away we go, as I present you with this week’s list: GREATEST THREEQUELS. Continue reading