Another Horrible Sandler Movie and it hasn’t been made yet.

It turns out that Adam Sandler is making another movie called The Ridiculous Six under Happy Madison productions that spoofs westerns. Sure we’ve seen this from Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles, but Native actors in Sandler’s movie left the set during production!

Turns out female Apache names like “Beaver Breath” and “No Bra” were just a tiny reason why they left. Natives also felt disrespected on set.

"When I began doing this film, I had an uneasy feeling inside of me and I felt so conflicted," she said. "I talked to a former instructor at Dartmouth and he told me to take this as finally experiencing stereotyping first hand. We talked to the producers about our concerns. They just told us, 'If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave.' I was just standing there and got emotional and teary-eyed. I didn’t want to cry but the feeling just came over me. This is supposed to be a comedy that makes you laugh. A film like this should not make someone feel this way.”

For a comedy, you should have a good time! No one deserves to be treated poorly for things they can’t control!

So how did movies like Blazing Saddles and Django Unchained able to get away with comedic shots like these without their cast walking off the set?

First off, the writers of The Ridiculous Six are Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy. Two white guys.

Who wrote Blazing Saddles? Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor. A white guy and a black guy! Richard worked with Mel on the stereotypical jokes in Blazing Saddles because he can!

Even though Quentin Tarantino, a white guy, wrote Django Unchained, it wasn’t like he was cool with his characters using racial slurs all the time. Even filming in Mississippi was rough! That’s why he went to Sidney Poitier for approval of his movie and for that reason Poitier approved!

It also helped Tarantino that Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson told Leonardo DiCaprio to be the racist land owner of Calvin Candie!

Even though Happy Madison Productions hired a cultural advisor for the The Ridiculous Six, you know something was wrong on set when the advisor walked out with the Natives.

The Natives did come back to the set so let’s just hope that Sandler’s producers and writers can have some more sensitivity and not be dicks to the Natives.

Who knows what they’ll do if they don’t.

Lose respect for Joss Whedon

Lionsgate is getting sued. Drew Goddard is getting sued. Joss Whedon is getting sued. They are all being sued due to copyright infringement by Peter Gallagher (not the famous one) for possibly using his book’s story for the film The Cabin in the Woods. 

Lionsgate Pictures
Lionsgate Pictures

According to the official complaint, Gallagher’s book, The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines, is scary similar. From the book calling the cabin “Brinkley Cabin” to the film calling it “Buckner Cabin” to the blonde’s name in the book being Julie and the film calling her Jules.

When a filmmaker steals an idea from someone, it makes me sick.

Gallagher didn’t have a huge publisher marketing his book. He debuted his book with 2500 copies. He sold his books on the streets of L.A. and found a bit of success with another 5000 copies and 600 books getting sold to a school.

Whedon has been known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, writing the Avengers, and Dr. Horrible. Why would he need to steal an idea? He’s gotten plenty of success.

Sure the endings of the book and movie are different, but if Whedon did decide to use Gallagher’s story and make it his own, it’d make sense that Whedon would change the ending or else we’d had the copyright claim sooner.

It would also make sense why the hell random demi-gods lived in a government building. 

We only have a complaint so we can’t say whether or not Whedon and the gang will be appropriately charged. For now, I am going to regret I ever bought Cabin in the Woods on DVD.

What super villain is missing?

Director David Ayer tweeted a photo of the star studded Suicide Squad cast posing during a read through before filming starts next week.

 

Inspecting the picture well, you’ll see that Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and the rest of the cast is in the picture…

Wait… no! Where’s the Joker? Where’s Jared Leto?

Calm down.

Jared Leto is not only an actor but also the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars and are preparing for a European tour.

Even though Leto is prepping to rock the stage, he still had time to let Ayer take this photo.

A nifty, tiny clue what Leto’s take on the Joker might look like. Excited yet?

Winnie the Pooh is real!

It turns out that Disney is making a live action Winnie the Pooh and obviously people are angry.

 

 

I too am concerned about the live-action Winnie the Pooh, but what makes me mutter “oh bother” is the fact that some people think Pooh is a bear.

 

This is one of the many misrepresented examples of a live action Winnie the Pooh that occasionally floats into the Twitter feed. The truth is…

Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios

HE’S A STUFFED DOLL!!!

This is why he can float in the air with a balloon and doesn’t have much of a brain. He’s full of fluff! Real bears maul piglets and rabbits and donkeys and everything else that inhabits the Hundred Acre Woods!

Disney hasn’t revealed anything on how they would produce Christopher Robin’s lovable friends besides the fact that it’ll be directed by Alex Ross Perry, but I’d imagine that Pooh would look more like this.

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Just Pooh bear in a tree using his cloth paws to steal some honey.

What you should pay to see this weekend

Multiple overhyped movies are coming to the big screen this weekend. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s Get Hard, Dreamwork’s Home, and Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence team up for a third time in Serena.

Seems like a good pickings right? WRONG!

Turns out the highest rated movie out of the three is Home according to Rotten Tomatoes at a whopping 40%. The movie I’m going to mention to you has technically released, but only to a minimal amount of theaters.

Northern Lights Films
Northern Lights Films

The flick will be released everywhere this weekend. I understand that not everyone enjoys horror movies, but this one has people talking unlike any other.

 

And unlike other modern day horror flicks that critics tear apart, Rotten Tomatoes has It Follows certified fresh. 95%!

That’s better than other horror classics that changed the genre!  Scream, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, even Carrie!

The only thing we know about the film is that a young female gets laid and, in doing so, is given a curse that makes something follow her. Who or what it is no one knows.

The fact that so little is really mentioned about the killer and everywhere the main character goes is a trap makes you wonder what the hell is going on.

Don’t waste your money walking out of the theater unsatisfied. Walk out of there scared as hell, blanket over your head, and sleeping with your favorite stuffed bear. This may sound nuts, but in the long run, you’ll be glad you experienced It Follows. We’ll see plenty more role reversal comedies, alien animations, and westerns with top talent.

Who knows when we’ll get another horror movie like this. That’s what you should give you nightmares.

 

I don’t need a sequel right meow!

Broken Lizard Industries have started a crowdfunding campaign for a sequel to Super Troopers! If you can’t think of what movie I’m talking about, just take a look at the opening scene.

Now you understand why the campaign has already gotten over $400,000 of the $2 million needed in the first 5 hours.

As much as I want to say I want a sequel… I can’t.

It’s been 14 years since the Vermont police have been pulling pranks and stopping criminals. Not saying that being in their mid 40’s is old, but will we get that spark like we did when they first played the meow game?

Or when we realized maple syrup chugging was a thing

Broken Lizard Industries
Broken Lizard Industries

Unfortunately, comedy sequels like Dumb and Dumber To, Caddyshack 2, Son of the Mask, and Little Fockers didn’t make many people laugh like their predecessors.

What’s worse? The sequels ruin the legacy of the original! Dumb and Dumber helped leap Jim Carrey into stardom and into the memorable comedian we know today.

I’m sure we didn’t know that the movie would be a trilogy! Remember the prequel Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd?

The only impressive part of the film was how it perfectly described itself.

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New Line Cinema

If you ask me, don’t waste your money on a sequel. Go find a theater this weekend and watch While We’re Young.

It’s a comedy about a childless, mid-forties couple that start hanging out with a young couple. This gives the old couple energy, but the young male suspects the older male to be untrustworthy.

It stars Ben Stiller, Amanda Seyfried, and Naomi Watts. It’s a story we don’t see often, and it was shown at the Toronto Film Festival, and it’s got an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes.

GO TO THE THEATER AND LAUGH FOR ONCE RIGHT MEOW….I mean…uh…*cough*… now…right now.

 

Are we going back to 8-gig video games?

Yesterday, Sony Pictures released their new summer movie trailer Pixels! A world that’s getting attacked by classic video game characters like Pac-man, Donkey Kong, and Galaga aliens.

This may seem silly, but for real

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

What sane person doesn’t want to see more of this!

Apparently some Twitter users were not as hungry for the movie as Pac-Man.

 

 

What was more interesting in this movie’s instance was more about who was cast as the leading man to fight the classic arcade characters.

 

The last time we saw a fresh movie starring Adam Sandler was 2009’s Funny People! Since then, animated picture Hotel Transylvania has been the closest to being Rotten Tomato fresh at 45%. It’s easy to see from his dwindling films why people won’t expect much from Sandler’s performance.

Then again, we also saw tweets like this

I mean

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

who doesn’t want to see real life Donkey Kong

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

or Pac-Man creator Tōru Iwatani get his hand pixelated!

The movie is 100% nostalgia for old school gamers and new gamers who’ve never witnessed the power the classics had on the world. Even though Pac-Man is the bad guy, the story seems too ridiculous not to see. Just look at all the people who want to see Pixels!

 

 

Of course, video games converted to movies like Mortal Kombat, Doom, Street Fighter, Hitman, The Super Mario Brothers, Need for Speed, Prince of Persia, and Tomb Raider usually aren’t Oscar contenders or on most people’s must see movies list. So expect Pixels to be up for plenty of Razzie Awards at years end.