BAD HOLLYWOOD – A Wry Look at the Week in Movies

Bad Hollywood
Posted on: April 20th, 2012

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With all apologies to the ghost of Rod Serling -

You are travelling into another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. You hoped there would be answers, but all you found was a picture of a fat Vince Vaughn and a disappointing trailer for a movie you don’t want to see. Perhaps you expected some reference to The Avengers, perhaps some news on G.I. Joe. You turn a corner and are confronted with the horror that is a cat that looks a bit like Hitler.

As the fear and panic sets in, you realise you have been travelling through – ‘The BAD HOLLYWOOD-Zone’.



Francis Lawrence offered ‘CATCHING FIRE’

It didn’t take long for the folks over at Lionsgate to fill the hole left by the departure of Gary Ross. Apparently, Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend) has been offered the director’s chair for the sequel to the hugely successful The Hunger Games, after Ross decided not to return for the second part of the trilogy.

Oh Lordy!

Who cares? Let’s just spend a silent moment appreciating Jennifer.


Vince Vaughn to play Jim Rockford

That’s right, Vince Vaughn is to produce and star in an adaptation of popular 70s PI drama The Rockford Files. Jim Rockford (James Garner) was a hard as nails ex-con who hated fighting, always got the girl and always solved the case.

That'll do pig, that'll do.

Vince Vaughn, as far as I can tell, is as soft as shit and has about as much charisma as one of his beloved Chili Dogs. Jim Garner is spinning in his grave. Well… he would be… if he were dead. Sorry Jim.


James Cameron can’t leave TERMINATOR well enough alone

Depite not having had a hands on role in the last two Terminator movies, James Cameron continues to have his say on the future of the franchise. In an interview with MTV, Cameron had some advice for Arnie regarding any future Terminator pictures – “I told him he should not do it until it’s focused on his character or he shouldn’t do it. I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven’t even been thought of yet.”

I'm not sure why this amuses me so much

Cameron was, of course, referring to the T-800. So called because that’s just about Arnie’s weight at the moment. I can’t see into the future, but I’m pretty sure robots won’t have to wear girdles.

Trailer of the Week – COSMOPOLIS

I’m sure David Cronenberg was suitably disappointed to learn that he’d missed his chance to direct part two of The Hunger Games trilogy. On the brightside, he’s still making thought provoking and disturbing Cinema. Here’s the new trailer for the upcoming Cosmopolis, in which Robert Pattinson plays a powerful Financier whose world starts to fall apart in a dystopian future.


And Finally…

Despite Dan Aykroyd‘s claim that Bill Murray would not be involved in a third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise, Murray himself has indicated that there is still a chance that he may appear in the picture. Bill only briefly mentioned the project in an interview with WGNTV, but it will be enough for fans of the ‘Busters to hope that the impossible dream may come true.

Don't do it, Bill. Think of the Children!

I’m assuming that the story will involve the old gang having to ‘Bust’ the ghost of the dead horse they are so desperately trying to flog.

That’s all for this week. Happy 420 Bad Haveners!


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  • Susie McBeth

    I am super excited to see David Cronenberg’s new film. His brain is so crazy and I love it when he manages to translate it on to film. So I have high hopes for this (even if monsieur sparkles is involved). I also have to add…Bill please don’t do it. I would rather see him trying to blow gophers sky high again then busting down doors and hoovering ghosts.