WHY PUT SUCCESS OUT OF REACH?
Disney's upcoming sci-fi adventure John Carter of Mars has to be a record breaking hit if it's to make money after it's $250 million production budget, and upcoming minimum $120+ million P&A outlay.
Now the question I have to ask is...
Why was the film's budget allowed to get that obviously out of control especially at the usually cost conscious Disney?
Why are the big Hollywood studios shooting themselves in the foot by making movies cost so much they are going to literally price themselves out of profitability and possibly business?
Sometimes I feel like that guy who ran for governor of New York on the platform that rent in New York City was too damn high...
He's right you know.
WHY REDO A CLASSIC?
AMC has announced plans to develop a TV series based on the events that inspired Martin Scorsese's classic gangster movie Goodfellas.
Now some are you are probably asking...
And to that I say...
Goodfellas, which was based on series producer Nicholas Pileggi's true crime book Wise-Guy. In case you don't remember it, it was based on the life of Henry Hill, a half-Irish/half-Sicilian hoodlum who worked the fringes of the Lucchese crime family, and was involved in everything from drug dealing, and arson, to the multi-million dollar 1978 Lufthansa heist.
Goodfellas was a great movie, but it was really a greatly condensed version of the people and events it depicted. A well done TV series could tell a more complete version of the story, including many of the events the movie had to skip.
WHY ARE THEY EVEN THINKING OF THIS?
The Lifetime Channel is reportedly in talks with Lindsay Lohan to play Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor in a biopic about her relationship with Richard Burton.
Now if you have more intelligence and taste than a cow-pat you're probably asking...
Lifetime thinks that this woman...
...could possibly portray....
I mean Lohan has pretty much burned out any of the talent or charisma she showed as a child star, and is now best known for wooden acting, drug addiction, and unprofessional on set behavior, and that's if you can actually get her on set. And to play the famously porcelain complected Taylor would probably require an inch thick coating of make-up to cover up the tramp stamps, accidental cigarette burns, and sun damage.
The only rational reason I can think of is that Lifetime knows they have a turkey on their plate and are hoping that making it an attention grabbing complete train wreck will get them some publicity and hopefully ratings.