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Movies’n'Crap

Politics n’Crap

We don’t like like to talk about politics or endorse candidates on moviesncrap, but this is sorta funny shit. I am sure whoever said that celebrity endorsment mean nothing was probably rooting for McCain, I guess– 5 years in a P.O.W. camp and he gets Lou Ferrigno! But here’s a list of all the celebs (cutting and pasting is fun) endorsing the candidates.

OBAMA:
Actors
Ben Affleck
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Jessica Alba
Jennifer Aniston
Patricia Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Eric Balfour
Kevin Bacon
Maria Bello
Annette Bening
Halle Berry
Jessica Biel
Jack Black
Zach Braff
Pierce Brosnan
LeVar Burton
Sophia Bush
Nick Cannon
Don Cheadle
Kristin Chenoweth
John Cleese
Glenn Close
George Clooney
James Corden
Cindy Crawford
James Cromwell
Alan Cumming
Jamie Lee Curtis
Matt Damon
Ted Danson
Larry David
Geena Davis
Rosario Dawson
Laura Dern
Robert De Niro
Leonardo DiCaprio
Taye Diggs
Fran Drescher
Kirsten Dunst
Anthony Edwards
Megalyn Echikunwoke
Idris Elba
Tracee Ellis Ross
Isla Fisher
Kate Flannery
Jodie Foster
Jamie Foxx
Brendan Fraser
Morgan Freeman
Anna Friel
Jennifer Garner
Danny Glover
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ryan Gosling
Topher Grace
Bryan Greenberg
Jasmine Guy
Luis Guzmán
Mark Hamill
Tom Hanks
Hill Harper
Anne Hathaway
Dennis Haysbert
Dulé Hill
Dustin Hoffman
Kelly Hu
Samuel L. Jackson
Scarlett Johansson
Rashida Jones
Ashley Judd
Daniel Dae Kim
Regina King
Christopher Knight
Michael Kostroff
Ken Leung
Lucy Liu
Lindsay Lohan
Amanda Lorber
Nia Long
Eva Longoria Parker
George Lopez
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Josh Lucas
Tobey Maguire
James Marsters
Rue McClanahan
Julianne Moore
Benjamin McKenzie
Enrique Murciano
Eddie Murphy
Leonard Nimoy
Amaury Nolasco
Edward Norton
Rosie O’Donnell
Adrian Pasdar
Gwyneth Paltrow
Rhea Perlman
Kal Penn
Hayden Panettiere
Sarah Jessica Parker
Bill Paxton
Amanda Peet
Mario Van Peebles
Harold Perrineau, Jr.
Ryan Phillippe
Wendell Pierce
Brad Pitt
Jeremy Piven
Sidney Poitier
Ellen Pompeo
Dennis Quaid
Zachary Quinto
Ryan Reynolds
Nicole Richie
Chris Rock
Adam Rodriguez
Brandon Routh
Paul Rudd
Susan Sarandon
Richard Schiff
Jada Pinkett Smith
Johnathon Schaech
Martin Sheen
Will Smith
Jimmy Smits
Phil Spector
Lexington Steele
Ben Stiller
Sharon Stone
Meryl Streep
Rider Strong
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Charlize Theron
Chris Tucker
Kathleen Turner
Blair Underwood
Wilmer Valderrama
Amber Valletta
Kate Walsh
Denzel Washington
Isaiah Washington
Kerry Washington
Wil Wheaton
James Whitmore
Forest Whitaker
Olivia Wilde
Gene Wilder
Henry Winkler
Alfre Woodard[
Comedians
Aziz Ansari
Russell Brand
Margaret Cho
Will Ferrell
Kathy Griffin
John Leguizamo
Richard Lewis
Cedric the Entertainer
Bill Maher
Tracy Morgan
Lorne Michaels
Seth Myers
Eugene Mirman
Sarah Silverman
Hal Sparks
Stella (Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain)
Directors
J. J. Abrams
Lexi Alexander
David Benioff
Ken Burns
Eric Byler
Jesse Dylan
Ron Howard
Spike Jonze
Callie Khouri, director and Oscar-winning screenwriter (Thelma and Louise)
George Lucas
Spike Lee[780]
Michael Moore
Rob Reiner
Eli Roth
M. Night Shyamalan
Steven Spielberg
Quentin Tarantino
Models
Christie Brinkley
Adrianne Curry
Musicians
50 Cent
Billie Joe Armstrong
Andrew Bird
Melanie Brown
Arcade Fire
Big Kenny
Chris Brown
Win Butler
Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey
Chingy
Natalie Cole
Common
Sean Combs
Harry Connick, Jr.
David Crosby
Sheryl Crow
The Decemberists
Tom DeLonge
Dianogah
DJ Z-Trip
Bob Dylan
Melissa Etheridge
Fergie
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants
David Foster
Jay Jay French, guitarist for Twisted Sister
Ben Harper
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie
Goo Goo Dolls
Kim Gordon
Macy Gray
Merle Haggard[809]
Scott Hansen, Musician (Tycho) and Graphic Artist
Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead (Deadheads for Obama)
Herbie Hancock
Jay Red Eagle
Wyclef Jean
Stephan Jenkins
Jin
Alicia Keys
Beyoncé Knowles
Ed Kowalczyk
Leo Kremer
Kris Kristofferson
Cyndi Lauper
Jennifer Lopez
John Legend
Ludacris
Joel Madden of Good Charlotte
Dave Matthews
Master P
Michael McDonald
John Mellencamp
Mos Def
Ne-Yo
NOFX
Conor Oberst
OK Go
Pearl Jam
Loren Pickford
Jay-Z
Q-Tip
R.E.M.
Samantha Ronson
Rhymefest
Seal
Tom Scholz
Shudder to Think
Russell Simmons
Jill Sobule
Bruce Springsteen
Mavis Staples
Michael Stipe
Barbra Streisand
Taboo
Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass)
TV on the Radio[citation needed]
Jeff Tweedy
Andres Useche
Usher
Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie
Joan Wasser (”Joan as Police Woman”)
Rufus Wainwright
Roger Waters
Pete Wentz
Kanye West
will.i.am
Stevie Wonder
Pink (singer)
Don Omar
Television personalities
Tyra Banks, talk show host
Perez Hilton, blogger of Perezhilton.com and television personality
Star Jones
Kim Kardashian, stylist, apparel retailer, and television personality
Yul Kwon, winner of Survivor: Cook Islands and a Korean-American entrepreneur
Lisa Ling, television journalist
Emme Tomingbang, television journalist
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
Athletes
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, fmr. NBA basketball player
Muhammad Ali, frm. boxing champion
Charles Barkley, fmr. NBA basketball player
Shane Battier, NBA basketball player
Charlie Bell, NBA basketball player
Jerome Bettis, fmr. NFL football player
Chauncey Billups, NBA basketball player
Jack Brewer, fmr. NFL football player
Elijah Burke, professional wrestler
Baron Davis, NBA basketball player
Chris Duhon, NBA basketball player
Joe Dumars, former NBA basketball player and current Pistons president
Ben Eager, NFL hockey player
Donnie Edwards, NFL linebacker
Evan Eschmeyer, fmr. NBA basketball player
Shad Gaspard, professional wrestler
Darryl Hamilton, MLB player
John Hennigan, professional wrestler
Grant Hill, NBA basketball player and Olympic gold medalist
Hulk Hogan, professional wrestler
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers coach
LeBron James, NBA basketball player and Olympic gold medalist
Magic Johnson, fmr. NBA basketball player
Shawn Johnson, gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
Michael Jordan, fmr. NBA basketball player
Derrek Lee, current MLB baseball player (Chicago Cubs)
Sugar Ray Leonard, former professional boxer
Shawn Marion, NBA basketball player
Billy Mills, Olympic gold medalist in the 10,000 meter run (1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics)
Kevin Nash, professional wrestler
Joakim Noah, NBA basketball player
Greg Oden, NBA basketball player
Terry Porter, frm. NBA player and current Phoenix Suns head coach
Craig Robinson, Oregon State Beavers men’s basketball head coach, Obama’s brother-in-law
Jimmy Rollins, MLB player
Emmitt Smith, fmr. NFL football player
Lovie Smith, current NFL coach (Chicago Bears)
Rod Smith, fmr. NFL football player
Diana Taurasi, WNBA basketball player
Bill Walton, former NBA basketball player and current ESPN basketball analyst
Luke Walton, NBA basketball player
Roy Williams, NFL football player
Pat White, West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender

MCCAIN:
Stephen Baldwin
Pat Boone
Wilford Brimley
Jerry Bruckheimer, producer
James Caan
Dean Cain
Lacy Chabert
Jon Cryer
Robert Davi
Robert Duvall
Clint Eastwood
Erik Estrada
Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter
Lou Ferrigno, actor and bodybuilder
Kelsey Grammer
Angie Harmon
Patricia Heaton
Lorenzo Lamas
Gerald McRaney
Dennis Miller
Heidi Montag, hollywood figure
Craig T. Nelson
Gail O’Grady
Shauna Sand
Tom Selleck
Gary Sinise
Kevin Sorbo
Sylvester Stallone
Connie Stevens
Rip Torn
Dick Van Patten
Jon Voight
James Woods
Norm MacDonald
Athletes
Mario Andretti Former Race Car Driver
Bill Davidson, owner of the Detroit Pistons
John Elway, Hall of Fame Denver Broncos quarterback
Joe Gibbs, former Washington Redskins head coach
Roger Goodell,NFL Commissioner
Robert Kraft,New England Patriots Owner
Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame pitcher
Richard Petty,7 Time NASCAR Champion
Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox pitcher
Jason Sehorn, retired New York Giants cornerback
Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Ken Kennedy WWE wrestler
Chuck Liddell MMA Fighter

Wait ’til next year– not a Cubs joke!

Maybe it’s a bit early to forecast, but since we just had the official end of summer and all the good and shitty summer films have come and died, how does next year look?
Is there a movie that will come close to half a billion like we saw this year, or more bad TV adaptions? Since it’s pointless to create a poll, I’ll just list the “big” upcoming releases for 2009 that I can think of off the top of my head:

“The Wolf Man”
“Wolverine”
“Star Trek XI”
“Terminator: Salvation”
“Land of the Lost”
“the A-Team” (so they keep saying)
“Transformers 2″
“G.I. Joe”
“The Taking of Pelham 123″ (a remake, how damn original!)

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few, but I probably should forget some of the ones already listed.

I thought your ninja was going to kill Frank Miller?

I’ve asked some of my pallies, ones like me who are recovering comic addicts, about the upcoming film “The Spirit.” I had never heard of it and wondered about it, and could not get a straight answer:

“You’ve never heard of ‘The Spirit??’”
“Oh, come on, man, you know “The Spirit!!’”

But I think the bigger issue here is WHY is Frank Miller directing this movie? Or possibly any movie? A movie based on a comic that most people haven’t heard of. I haven’t seen “300″ or “Sin City” because that green-screen/CGI environment just seems annoying and too fake, and “The Spirit” has the same shit. Miller is a great storyteller, and was behind the success of those titles, but also the man who wrote the screenplays for “RoboCop 2″ and “RoboCop 3.” So maybe this is a clean slate for him. Like Donald Trump, I believe in second chances.
But I still don’t know how someone gave him the keys to the car and said, “you are the director, go and direct!”

Take that, Monty Burns!

This info floated around with the last Batman movie and it’s still cool. Forbes knows about money, and they’ve “estimated” Bruce Wayne’s wealth at 6.3 billion dollars, which is about the same as Rupert Mudoch. Forbes also ranks Wayne #7 on their Fictional Fifteen list, right in between Willie Wonka and Lex Luthor. Jimmy James did not make the cut somehow. So, he can buy what he wants, most of us can’t, so how much would it cost to really be Batman? Just in case some of us were wondering…

The Training: $30,000
Batman does some neat martial arts in the films. That is, after he went all the way to fuckin’ Tibet. It’s likely we won’t be running into anyone from the League of Shadows in the future for a free lessson. Maybe John Kreese and the Cobra Kai??

The Suit: $1,585
In the story I read, they reccomend a lightweight ProMax OTV bulletproof jacket & kevlar helmet, since the Batman suit in the “Dark Knight” runs about $300,000. But as long as Morgan Freeman describes the specs for me, I’d be satisfied.

The Belt: $290
Batman keeps more than an iPod in here, we know that.

The Car: $2,000,000
Okay so just start with a Hummer and see what you can do. Apparently oil slicks are legal in the U.S.

Headquarters: $24,000/year
We all need a good place to hide from all the crackpots in our family, right?

The Butler: $200,000
Michael Caine need a fresh supply of dry shirts.

The Alter Ego: $1,109,574
I think Forbes threw this in just to bring up more spending. But it makes sense in Bruce Wayne’s case: driving Lamborghinis, buying nice things for your dates who later jump into hotel fountains, going to nice restaurants, etc.

Grand Total: $3,365,449

Mid-Summer Classic

Everybody chill, as Mr. Freeze would say, because we finally got two high quality Batman films back-to-back. And I’m going to try and not comment too much, because it seems the vote is unanimous, and rightfully so. Chris Nolan directed (and co-wrote along with brother, Jonathan) a film that makes you forget about the source material and get sucked into a highly intense crime-drama, regardless of the fact that the hero is in a rubber suit. It may be hard for anyone to say that “I felt like a kid watching this movie,” because of the dark themes and warranted action that are thrown in. At the very least, it helps you to forget Tim Burton’s cartoon-goth versions and maybe Joel Schumacher’s neon catastrophes.

I admired the fact that things aren’t easy for Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale): his mansion is still in ruins, he’s got girl troubles, he’s worried about his street cred all while trying to take down the mob. I was surprised Morgan Freeman wasn’t frozen in carbonite at the end of the film to add to the billionaire playboy’s world of shit. I also thought it was interesting that Bale decided to play Wayne as more of a dick, although there could of been more scenes involving him.

None of this matters, really, when we finally see the Joker, played by Heath Ledger, duh! I am surprised after all this time no one hasn’t come up with a better term for “scene stealing,” because it sounds too negative. Michael Caine has great one-liners, but Ledger runs away with the movie. No matter how many films you’ve seen, you can tell he’s put a lot of time into preparing his character. You’ll love him, you’ll hate him, you’ll hate to love him; maybe even all three. And his arrival in the film sets off a great series of action fireworks and raises the bar for movie villains.

The obvious question that I’m sure has been asked once or twice: would the anticipation on the film and/or Heath Ledger’s Oscar Buzz be the same if he were still alive??

I give it four out of four over-turned 18-wheel trucks.

Stephen Sommers is a boob!

I hate to be so negative towards film that’s months away from being released, and who doesn’t like big boobs, but this story is just damn stupid! With a capital ‘S’ for Stephen Sommers:

Actress Sienna Miller was forced to wear fake breasts for her role in forthcoming action movie G.I. Joe - because her own cleavage was not big enough for director Stephen Sommers.

The Alfie star joins Dennis Quaid and Brendan Fraser to play femme fatale The Baroness in the upcoming movie, which is based on the popular U.S. play figure and TV series.

But Miller admits she was left slightly stunned when Sommers told her her small chest had to be given an extra boost so she would look more curvaceous on screen.

She says, “(I wear a) tight black leather outfit. And much bigger boobs.

“They gave me these things that looked like chicken fillets. The director said, ‘I’m gonna be honest, I like girls with big boobs’, and I don’t have them so we made them bigger.

“At least he’s honest. But I was mildly offended.”

Raise your hand if you’re surprised

The “Love Guru” is already the leading candidate for worst film of the year. This looked like a potential bomb from the first time I saw the trailer months ago. Has Mike Myers lost his Mojo? Could be too early to say.

But I’ve already read stories giving the “honor” to this film in at least three newspapers and/or websites. And their sources seem to be anyone with a pulse.

just find a piece of metal and stick it in there

As resident person-who-spends-to-much-on-home-theater-equipment I feel it import to remind everyone that quality speaker cable is the key to quality sound. Quality cable like that made from coat hangers. I have only one question. Where am I going to find a piece of metal, in space, at this hour?

where leo can be a geek

The elevator reports today that Leonardo DiCaprio is going to star in a movie about the founder of Atari. I can only imagine they mean Nolan Bushnell. I’m a fan of Bushnell, the man pioneered pizza and video games, what more can you ask for? Still, I don’t see Leo hacking away on Computer Space. Syzygy. [Crossposted]

Raze the Clocktower!

As it’s been swirling ’round the news all day, a big ass fire swept through Universal Studios in L.A., destoying plenty of backlots, exhibits and film vaults.
Among them was the town square set from “Back to the Future” that contained the malt shop and the clocktower. The King Kong exhibit was also destroyed. Is Universal producing the aforementioned “Hobbit” movies? Maybe this could be a blessing in disguise.

The studio also lost about 40,000 film and video reels (mostly TV), but they said they have duplicates, which is a good thing since the “Phil the Shill” episode of “Miami Vice” is a good one.