Saturday, March 04, 2006

Ugliest Movie Poster Ever

by Chris

Well, this is it: The most horrible, eye-bleedingly bad movie poster I have ever seen. Im sorry I had to post this, but I can't let this kind of crap pass without saying something...


Blogger Brian said...

No argument here. It's hard to be creepy without also being captivating in some way - it's usually hard to look away from something creepy - but this definitely does the job.

3/04/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Jesus christ, I completely agree. And the trailer is almost worse.

But I still like my old MSN avatar.

3/06/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

As an aside, is there any pre-1980 hit film of theirs that Disney hasn't remade in the last 10 years?

3/09/2006 04:32:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I think that if we consulted the pure genius of Netflix, it would inform us that Song of the South and Pete's Dragon still have not been remade.

It would not include Mary Poppins because the all-knowing Netflix is aware of the remake that is currently in production.

3/09/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger LesterG said...

Great, something else to haunt me in my nightmares. Thanks, Disney!

The dog's disembodied head is a nice touch, though.

3/09/2006 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger jaydro said...

Hey, lesterg is here!

Anyway, if you include Pete's Dragon, then I would have to mention that I don't think they've gotten around to Now You See Him, Now You Don't and I thought they actually had done The Strongest Man in the World again, but now I can't find it. The other Kurt Russell classics, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Barefoot Executive, were remade for TV in the '90's.

3/09/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Lester! You old dog, where you been hanging?

And where's that Sympathy for Lady Vengeance review you promised me?

3/09/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger LesterG said...

Thanks guys, it's good to be aboard. I’m surprised (happily so) by this turn of events.

My visits to the old forum basically ground to a halt in mid-2005. Between work, buying a house, sick relatives and a some of the least interesting films in memory – the time and inclination to post just wasn’t there.

I'd also been souring on our host for quite some time. I’m not sure if it was simply Jeff’s poor management of the other columns, the ever-increasing levels of self-absorption/condensation in his own work or that damned $25.00 I donated without so much as a form-email “thank you” - but it did really feel like it was time to move on.

That being said. I’m pretty damned jazzed about the new digs.

I read Nick's post from the other night and I have to admit I'm also little unclear about the purpose / format here. Is it a blog? Are we using it a make-shift forum? Is there anything off-limits? Where can I post my OTH spoilers? Is Jeff ever going to host that screening of “The Interpreter” at UCLA?

I also have no idea if I signed up for this thing correctly. Should I have a profile or something? Help.

3/09/2006 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

If you want to post, Brian can set you up with an invite. I think that's how it works.

Basically, anything goes as long as it's legal (I had to go even more elsewhere to find a place to post my presidential necrophilia slashfic.)

3/10/2006 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Lester, send me an email (the address is in my profile) and I'll set you up.

3/10/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Wow, Lester, Wells didn't even thank you for the contribution? I see he's still begging for money.

I only had one email from him. I wrote to him after he damned Daniel Day-Lewis in his column for daring to retire from acting. This was an affront to Wells, but I wrote that Day-Lewis was perfectly entitled to do anything that made him happy. Wells wrote back some gibberish and a quote from William S. Burroughs. He later included the same wording in one of his columns, and I realized he sent me the stock reply that he sent to anyone who disagreed with him. He seems like a prick to me.

3/10/2006 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

"He seems like a prick to me"

Yeah. I used to occasionally get an e-mail reply from him, though it was always very brief. He printed a lot of my comments, and often used tips I gave him without attribution (like the NY Times foulup on the condemnation of the wrong fonts in Good Night, and Good Luck). But then when I tried to tell him he was just plain wrong in his DVD aspect ratio complaints for the third time, he blew up.

Anyway, this comment is actually just a test of whether starting a comment with a quote screws up the Recent Comments sidebar, as I suspect.

3/10/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger LesterG said...

That sounds familiar, Jay. I once exchanged 2-3 emails with Wells about the rumors of David O. Russell writing/directing Fox's "Silver Surfer" project. Of course, about 90% of what I wrote ended up being in his column later that day with zero credit. Whatever.

In regards to the donation: I could give a shit about the 25 bucks, but at least send me an form "thank you for donating" email or something. He's not that fucking busy...

3/10/2006 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I've written Wells plenty over the years, and to be fair he did personally ask me if I wanted to write a column. Something which I failed, and after that I virtually stopped mailing.

He's been dismissive, frequently, taking credit for plenty of stuff and articles that I recommended he do, or tips and opinions that I've sent in and sometimes turned up in an entry verbatim.

But if you're a journalist in Hollywood (or just in general, really) that's how you work. You scavenge the work and accomplishments of others. I agree that he wouldn't suffer by saying a word of thanks, even if it is on the side, to people who help him out, but that's his personal failure, and I think he's suffered for it, and will continue to, for a long time. Can't teach an old bitch to sit.

I never sent in any money simply because I'm pretty sure I have a worse economy than he does. He can afford to go to Cannes, I can't.

3/10/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

I didn't send money because I couldn't get around the fact that when he began asking, he was living in New York for the summer. Or was it Paris? Can't remember...
I kept fighting myself on whether I wanted to donate (because he was providing me some entertainment) or just tell him to go back home and do it where he knows how to get by...

3/10/2006 07:16:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

Noticed that it's now likely to get around $15 million on its opening weekend, contrary well below what websites like the Box Office Guru predicted.

Seems that the advertising campaign had its (unpleasant) effect.

3/11/2006 06:31:00 PM  

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