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Collider.com- Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) is reportedly in final negotiations to star in the Point Break remake. We last reported on the new version of the 1991 bank-robbing surfers film (fun fact: directed by Kathryn Bigelow) when Ericson Core (Invincible) signed on to direct. Butler will be playing Bodhi, the role originally played by Patrick Swayze.

So I’m not really sure how I feel about this news. On one hand I feel there are some movies you should never remake. The Godfather (series), Raging Bull, Shawshank Redemption, Point Break. Either the movie was made perfectly the first time, or it is just too much of a cult classic to try again, whether for good or for bad. Point Break falls to the latter. Is it the best movie ever? Maybe. If it is on TV will I stop what I’m doing and watch til the end? Every time. Those types of movies you don’t redo.
But on the other hand I really like Gerard Butler as an actor. I think he is funny, good at action, and just has that movie star quality. I can see him absolutely taking on the part of a bank robbing lunatic who loves skydiving and surfing. Even though he is much larger than Swayze I think it will work out just fine. The only real issue is who would play Utah? Have Jonah Hill get skinny again? Go for the cheaper of the Franco brothers, Dave? It has to be someone younger that won’t overshadow Butler but also will live up to the fantastic acting of Mr. Keanu “47 Ninjas” Reeves.

PS Do you think they will wear Obama and Dubya masks in this one?
Double PS Will they just ask Gary Busey to come back or can they just CGI in his last performance? You don’t fuck with the Busey

-Jesse

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There are many things that make me feel like a pussy. When I stub my pinky toe on the door way and it ruins my life. When I get a brain freeze and it also ruins my life. The fact that I can still sing word for word just about any Backstreet Boys or NSync song because that’s all that was played on the radio in the 90’s. But movies never really make me feel that way, until now. Watching Lone Survivor I knew the story going in. I mean the title kind of gives away the ending. It’s about four Navy SEALs who go on a mission to what was supposed to be an empty little town, take out a couple high ranking Taliban guys, and only one guy gets out. What really happens is a big time shit storm of fighting, death, and destruction. And also a bad ass movie. While the guys are in the mountains scoping out the town and figuring out the plan of attack, a goat herder and two younger kids stumble upon our heroes. They have a decision to make, kill the guys and continue with the mission, or let them go and take off to try again later. Of course they let them go because your not supposed to kill kids, Taliban or not, and naturally that becomes the worst decision ever. The older of the kids heads down to the terrorists and tells them four Americans are on the mountain and before the SEALs have any time to call their choppers back to pick them up there are about 100 HEAVILY armed Taliban assholes ready to wipe out the Americans. What happens from here til the end of the movie is the most tension filled, action packed, and realistic action I have ever seen in a film that is based on a true story. This shit happened people. One of the guys was shot 11 times before he died it’s in his autopsy. That is the craziest thing to me. I’ve always respected SEALs as the toughest guys ever either based on legends I heard as a child or facts I learned as an adult. To know these guys are just out there, walking around amongst normal people, going to WalMart for milk when their wives bitch, picking up their dogs shit in little bags, all simply waiting for the call to go around the world and handle the most drastic situations anyone could possibly imagine absolutely blows my mind. The way the film is set up and shot, you really see those things about these guys. All suited up in the helicopter heading to battle they are bullshitting about what their wives want to buy when they get back stateside. And the actors they chose were great for each of their roles. Marky Mark is the older tough vet. Taylor Kitsch is the nice guy who also is the leader of the group. Ben Foster is fucking nuts and Emile Hursch is the communications dork (who is also the badass who took 11 bullets before he died). The only person I didn’t like in the movie was Turtle from Entourage. He played a guy who just answered the phones but I still couldn’t help from thinking “Hey, why is Turtle skinny and why is he here? Where’s Vince? I wonder if Arnold is there too” but maybe that’s just me. Overall it was a really good film. Action scenes were shot well and with the right amount on blood and guts, nothing over the top. The brotherhood feeling was there between the actors, you felt like they knew each other and had their backs. You also felt they were tough as fuck. There were some funny moments too, not out of the way distracting but good moments to break up the tension some. Oh and they play videos of the real guys at the end, and if you don’t cry, go fuck yourself.

-Jesse

I don’t really play video games or watch a ton of TV, I catch shit on Netflix but I don’t ever sit down for live TV outside of sports. But I do watch a ton of movies, so I guess I will start doing movie reviews for people like us. Kinda did that with Wolf of Wall Street, but I will really start now.
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American Hustle is about Christian Bale who is a fat ugly con man imagesVODLFM11and how he links up with Bradley Cooper (playing an FBI agent who catches Bale) and how they team up to bust out some politicians. Pretty good premise, also a semi true story from the 70’s. Bale as I’m sure you can guess is fucking perfect in any role he plays. From The Machinist, to the Fighter, to making a deep voice as Batman. He and Daniel Day Lewis are the best in the world right now. He plays a fat guy with a terrible comb over (take notes Ken) who is charming and a good talker, hence he is a con man. But he meets up with Amy Adams who is for sure one of the sneakiest hot chicks out there. imagesRVRFFHTLYou look at her and it’s plain Jane all the way. Nothing too great. Tits are eh, ass is not there I don’t think, body is ok. But she just has that likeability that makes you want to be nice to her for a night so you can raw dog. Throughout the whole movie she is in these open in the middle shirts, cleavage all over the place it was great. But they team up to run scams like loansharks without the actual loans. In walks Bradley Cooper with the best jew-fro perm in movie history.images1IYKOLQD He busts them out because he’s an FBI agent. Now Cooper is one of my favorite guys too (he was great in Silver Linings Playbook) and he is once again great in this. He’s over eager, funny, and kind of pathetic at the same time, which is hard to pull off for a good looking charismatic guy. But he teams up with Bale, seeing how good he is at the con, to bust the mayor of New Jersey and then in turn other politicians they meet along the way. Louis CK plays his boss, totally a bad casting move. All you see is Louis not the character and it’s distracting and just unneeded. Anyone could’ve played his FBI boss. Jeremy Renner plays the mayor with a hairstyle that like Louis’ casting is just unnecessary and distracting. It’s a ridiculous pompadour. jrStupid. But two brilliant pieces to the movie were parts played by Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence. DeNiro plays a mobster (go figure) but he does it like the old days. He’s not trying too hard and it works fucking perfectly. He needs to stick to this type of stuff to keep his rep up. And Jennifer Lawrence continues to dominate movies as the best actress out there. imagesCL7WNKHDSmoking hot. Unlike Amy Adams you know you want to suck JLaw’s asshole the second you see her. But I won’t give away the ending, it’s good but I could see it being predictable to some people (the ones who claimed no ending ever shocked them. To those pricks..You did NOT know who Keyser Soze was so fuck off). Overall it was probably a 7.5. Good acting, good story, good ending. Just a few distractions with casting and that fucking hair on Renner. Got the .5 for Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams kissing. On the lips no toungue

-Jesse

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Yahoo Finance- Director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” opened on Christmas Day with $9.2 million at the box office and has already been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. But not everyone is amused by the antics depicted in the movie, a morality tale set against the backdrop of the 1980s stock market bubble and based on the real-life misadventures of convicted stock cheat Jordan Belfort. Christina McDowell, née Prousalis, whose own father, Tom Prousalis, worked with Belfort and was eventually convicted for his own role in their firm’s crimes, wrote an open letter to the moviemakers — and Belfort — that was published in the LA Weekly on Thursday, taking aim at the film’s backers and accusing them of glorifying Belfort’s actions. “I drove a white Range Rover in high school, snorted half of Colombia, and got any guy I ever wanted because my father would take them flying in his King Air. And then I unraveled the truth. The truth about my father and his behavior: that behind all of it was really just insidious soul-sucking shame masked by addiction, which we love to call ambition, which is really just greed. Greed and the desire for fame (exactly what you’ve successfully given self-appointed motivational speaker/financial guru Jordan Belfort, whose business opportunities will surely multiply thanks to this film).” Though the elder Prousalis was not depicted in the movie, Scorsese and the film’s stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, are guilty by association, she explains, for aligning themselves with an accomplished criminal in Belfort and “exacerbating our national obsession with wealth and status and glorifying greed and psychopathic behavior.” Yahoo Finance has reached out to McDowell for a comment on her post and will update this story with her thoughts if she responds. “You people are dangerous. Your film is a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandals. We want to get lost in what? These phony financiers’ fun sexcapades and coke binges? Come on, we know the truth. This kind of behavior brought America to its knees.”

Are these people for real? It’s dangerous to show this behavior, how dare you make entertainment out of people losing money? Is that a fucking joke? And one of the people talking shit about the movie BENEFITTED from the riches her father accumulated. Bitch did you go to jail? No. Your father did. You got to push a brand new Range Rover, fuck a bunch of dudes and blow a bunch of lines. Grow up Peter Pan. Count Chocula. This is a movie, based off a book, based on a guy’s life. He was a really good salesman, sold people shitty stock over the phone, and lived the life of a king. Yes it sucks people lost their money but guess what, DON’T EMPTY YOUR BANK ACCOUNT TO SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE! It’s like when people feel bad for drug addicts. Were they forced to shoot up heroin? If they were then I feel terrible but in 26 years I’ve yet to come across someone who forced hard drugs on me. They usually want to keep them for themselves. And anytime someone calls that is selling something you hang the fuck up. I don’t care if Jesus calls me and wants to sell me a VIP seat in Heaven next to Jimmy Gandolfini and Uncle Phil…But I saw this movie and guess what, it was just like the other Scorcese movies and it was fucking awesome.
leoLeo is perfect as a cocky salesman, Jonah Hill was great, McConnahey (no that’s not how you spell it) was funny as shit for his 10 mins, and the chicks in the movie were hot as fuck.
22 Naked as fuck too. It was basically Casino plus Goodfellas plus tons of humor and drugs. It ran a little long but the story was interesting so you didn’t care. And how dumb are these fucking people criticizing the movie for showing drugs, poor judgement, and debauchery in a fun way? For one, all of those things are really fun. Really fun. Secondly, the best movies and tv shows are the ones showing people doing bad things, that’s why we like them. You can watch Walter White make and sell meth from the comfort of your couch without going to jail. I can watch Leo snort coke out of a hookers asshole and not get divorced for joining in. The Sopranos was amazing for all the same reasons. You can watch Tony and the boys steal, murder, snort, and fuck while wishing you were doing it but not really. It’s the way the world works. So if you don’t like the content of the movie don’t fucking watch and let the rest of us enjoy one of the best flicks of the year. imagesCCZ5YMIW

-Jesse

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I really liked the first two Spiderman movies with Tobey (especially after seeing Brothers, he was a lot more tough then), but the third one was horseshit. Emo Spiderman combined with Eric from That 70’s Show, total crap. The newest of the Spiderman movies was pretty good, I like the actor playing him. He has the right amount of dork but can still do physical activities and get puss, but this one looks fucking awesome. Paul Giamatti and Jamie Foxx are bad guys and that creepy ass kid from The Place Beyond the Pines (which was phenomenal b-t-dubs) is going to be the new Harry Osbourne. Those all seem like a great recipe for Marvel success. Book it that this movie tops 500 mil. I will find a place online to make that bet too. And I think it’s pretty obvious, if you want to make a billion dollars, either put out a video game with a lot of hype or make a comic book movie. Or be James Cameron. Fuckin Canadian.

One complaint though about these Spiderman movies, can they find hotter chicks? Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone are like 5s. Emma maybe higher because she is legit funny and women aren’t, but come on. Fantastic 4 gets Jessica Alba and Spiderman gets average chicks? Step it up guys. Plenty of hot chicks out there.

-Jesse

This has happened many times in Hollywood. Two companies are putting out the same story in slightly different ways around the same time. In this case it’s Hercules. I, like many other guys, love these movies where there is a shit ton of fighting with swords, gore, and sexy naked gu..I mean ladies. But how in the fuck did Kellan Lutz’s manager (or cousin from 30 Rock) lutz
convince him this was a good idea? I have a feeling the conversation went like this.. Manager-Well Kellan they want you to be Hercules. You’re in really good shape, handsome, and we think this will be financially agreeable for both of us. KL- Why thank you. Please tell me more. MS- Judging from the trailer I just watched, we will basically film from the set of the Starz tv show Spartacus but with worse graphics, we are going to blatantly copy scenes from Immortals (which you were already in) with the electric whip thingy, you will use the voice from 300 when talking to your men with the same helmet on that Leonidis had, and we are going to have some undeserving noble guy who looks like Joaquin Phoenix without the lip thing, play his part from Gladiator and treat you the same way he treated Russell Crowe… KL- Well that sounds like everything has been cut and pasted from other successful movies and you’re just adding me into it…Manager- Since there is another version with the fucking ROCK coming out shortly after yours, we need to get this made asap. You in?…KL- Fuck it, I have to erase the Twilight memories from people’s heads somehow…

The guy is shredded, but nowhere near the Rock

The guy is shredded, but nowhere near the Rock

I don’t care who you are, if someone that looks like THIS is going to play the same role as you even within the same decade, you turn it the fuck down.

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-Jesse