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Brett Ratner thinks Rotten Tomatoes is destroying the movie industry… yep, I absolutely agree!

Brett Ratner told Entertainment Weekly:

“The worst thing that we have in today’s movie culture is Rotten Tomatoes,” said Ratner, whose company RatPac Entertainment co-financed Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (among dozens of other Warner Bros. titles). “I think it’s the destruction of our business. I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up film criticism was a real art. And there was intellect that went into that. And you would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore. Now it’s about a number. A compounded number of how many positives vs. negatives. Now it’s about, ‘What’s your Rotten Tomatoes score?’ And that’s sad, because the Rotten Tomatoes score was so low on Batman v Superman I think it put a cloud over a movie that was incredibly successful.”

“People don’t realize what goes into making a movie like that,” Ratner continued. “It’s mind-blowing. It’s just insane, it’s hurting the business, it’s getting people to not see a movie. In Middle America it’s, ‘Oh, it’s a low Rotten Tomatoes score so I’m not going to go see it because it must suck.’ But that number is an aggregate and one that nobody can figure out exactly what it means, and it’s not always correct. I’ve seen some great movies with really abysmal Rotten Tomatoes scores. What’s sad is film criticism has disappeared. It’s really sad.”

Rotten Tomatoes ‘the destruction of our business,’ director says

What Brett Ratner is trying to tell you is that professional movie criticism like Pauline Kael, Roger Ebert, Leonard Maltin, etc…. those days are dead and gone. Movie reviews being written by paid movie critics are a thing of the past now. These days, real movie viewers like myself can go online and get on Rotten Tomatoes give it a score and write a review yourself. You can do that at places like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB and things like that. Nowadays, we are now the movie critics. I do agree that these things are definitely hurting the industry. People refusing to see a movie just because other people thinks it’s bad.

What he’s trying to tell you is that just because other people think a movie is bad, doesn’t mean it’s a bad film. I have seen some great films out there myself that everyone hates. When I watch a movie, I don’t go by other people’s opinions. I always go by my own. That’s kind of why I went and saw “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” as a matter of fact. Since so many people were shitting on that movie, I had to see it for myself out of curiosity and it turned out to be an amazing film. I really meant that. I fucking LOVED “Dawn of Justice”. I thought it was a perfect superhero film and Ben was just phenomenal as Batman. I don’t understand what the hell everyone is complaining about?

With that being said, I fuckin’ hate Rotten Tomatoes. I don’t even go there. If a movie looks interesting to me, I’ll go see it… I don’t care what the reviews are. Brett does have a point that sites like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB and such are taking the fun out of enjoying a movie.

When Brett said all that above, it pissed off a lot of people especially the entertainment media… I’m seeing articles slamming the hell out of Brett for this. Guess they can’t take the truth, hey? No wonder we’re seeing a decline of box office numbers in Hollywood movies as of late… blame it on Rotten Tomatoes for sure!


Report: And your replacement host for the Oscars is…Billy Crystal…again…

Well, this is no surprise and totally expected! Billy Crystal is set to host the Oscars for the 9th time! Replacing Eddie Murphy. The Muppets may not be hosting the Oscars this year, but maybe the Muppets will make an appearance during Billy’s opening segment for the show? After all, Billy did make a cameo appearance in the new “Muppets” movie coming out in theaters later this year. Could the Muppets do a song and dance performance with Billy? Could be a possibility.

More on it, here.

Anyway, I like Billy Crystal. He’s a very talented actor and a funny comedian. I loved, “City Slickers”, “When Harry Met Sally”, and “Analyze This/That”. All great movies.



Report: Eddie Murphy out as Oscars host, who is going to replace him???

Look like Eddie Murphy says, “hosting the Oscars is for f*gs”. Ooopps, somebody had to say it!

More on the story, here.

The question you’re all probably wondering is, why would he drop out of the Oscars after Brett Ratner dropping out? Well for one, Eddie and Brett have worked on films together in the past. Secondly, they are great friends and Eddie probably felt that his performance couldn’t be done without him. It’s about the artistic direction, I would believe.

Now the important question is, who is going to re-place Eddie Murphy??? Hugh Jackman? Billy Crystal? Steve Martin? Alec Baldwin? Hugh Jackman would not do it because I remember him saying that hosting the Oscars was a one-off kind of thing for him. The other guys I listed is a possibility.

Lets hope they don’t bring James Franco and Anne Hathaway back because they were terrible. I’m sure the Academy would announce a replacement very soon here. I’m sure they already have a second host lined up in case, Eddie backed out.


BREAKING NEWS: Eddie Murphy confirmed to host Oscars!!!

Well, that was fast! Earlier this week it was announced that the Academy is in talks with Eddie Murphy to host this year’s Oscars, it is already confirmed. Eddie is game for hosting the Oscars this year.

Deadline, reports.

This is a much better choice of host than last year. Last year, it was James Franco and Anne Hathaway, they weren’t funny. I’m sure Eddie Murphy will be very funny and will bring lots of laughs. The Academy’s filming crew better have their censor button ready ’cause he’s going to drop a lot of swearing.

Congrats to Eddie, he deserves to get recognized again.

I wish Eddie would get back into action movies instead of doing all of these films for kids. I hope a 4th Beverly Hills Cop movie will happen too.


Thought: Would Eddie Murphy be a good host for the Oscars? I’d say YES!!!!!!!!!!!

Will the Oscars finally get a good host for once? Deadline was the first to report that the Oscars are in talks with Beverly Hills Cop star, Eddie Murphy to host the next Oscars. As you all know film director, Brett Ratner, is producing this year’s Oscars and he was the one that recommended the Academy to hire Eddie as host.

Would Eddie Murphy be a good host? Oh hell yeah! Absolutely! Eddie Murphy’s career maybe sinking lately by making a bunch of bad movies, but he had a successful career in the 80’s and early 90’s. Eddie Murphy is most famous for movies such as “48 hrs.”, the “Beverly Hills Cop” trilogy, “Coming To America”, “Harlem Nights”, and the two “Nutty Professor” sequels.

He’s a great actor and a great stand up comedian. Plus, this would be a great opportunity for Eddie to get his career back on track just by hosting the Oscars. While he is a very talented stand up comedian, he’s going to have to cut out the swearing and the dirty talk ’cause he does a lot of that at his stand up shows. I’m sure he’s going to drop a few F bombs by accident if he hosted the Oscars, but that’s the way comedians talk on stage. I think there’s going to be a lot of bleeping outs.

I’m all for Eddie hosting the Oscars. I hope they get him. It’ll be good for his career. He’s probably going to make fun of himself for not winning an Oscar most of the time, although he did get nominated for, “Dreamgirls”.


Report: “Conan” remake director found…Brett Ratner out…Marcus Nispel IN!!!!!

Nu Image/Millenium has found their director for the “Conan” remake. I say, this is a much much better choice than Brett Ratner!

Marcus Nispel has been signed to direct the “Conan” reboot. To those who don’t know who Marcus Nispel is, he did both “Texas Chainsaw” and “Friday the 13th” remakes.

The first “Conan” movie is not really a horror movie, but there are some pretty creepy things in the film that Marcus could make a fantasy adventure film more horror like. I’m sure Marcus will stay true to the “Conan” series, and I’m so glad Brett Ratner is not on. Whew! Decent choice!!!

Variety Reports:


Who should take over the role of “Conan” the leading character, to replace Arnold?

My vote is Triple H (Paul Levesque) of the WWE. On a Wrestlemania event a few years back, Triple H, came down the ramp with a Conan the Barbarian costume on, and I’m like, “He’s the next Conan for the movie!!!”

And who should play Conan’s main villain, Thulsa Doom, that was originally played by James Earl Jones?

My vote on that one would be either Michael Clarke Duncan or Terry Crews.


Report: Brett Ratner denies “Beverly Hills Cop 4” will be PG-13, he says it will be R rated and promises it will stay true to the first two films…

Brett Ratner, who is helming, “Beverly Hills Cop 4”, laughs off all the internet rumours on how the next film will be PG-13 family friendly and how fans say he’s going to ruin the next one. Ratner tells the internet to calm down, that he doesn’t plan to ruin the Beverly Hills Cop series. He plans to stay true to the first two films and make it a hard R rating. Make the film full of swearing and cussing like first two were, and lots of intense violence.

He denies Axel joining forces with an overweight cop but still in this article, Ratner didn’t say anything about Judge Reinhold reprising his role as Rosewood in the fourth film. He also explains that the next Beverly Hills Cop film is not another sequel to the series, it’s a re-invention. Sort of like another reboot.

More on it here:


Ratner better have Judge Reinhold in the next one, if he’s not in it, then I’m not seeing it. I’m sure all Beverly Hills Cop fans would want their Rosewood in the film, there can’t be a Beverly Hills movie without him. I’m sure Reinhold will want to do the movie.


Report: “Beverly Hills Cop 4” plot revealed!!! And it actually sounds decent!!!

“Beverly Hills Cop 4” continues to move forward with Brett Ratner directing, script written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Film will be PG-13 and is slated for a 2010 release.

Synopsis below:

Story is set 15 years since Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy’s leading character) left Beverly Hills as a cop. He returned for a very good reason, his longtime partner Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) is brutally murdered in the streets. Rosewood was thrown off a building trying to make it look like a suicide. Foley has a new partner named Goodwin who is a fat rookie who has a crush on a lady cop. Axel vows to find out who killed his good friend Billy Rosewood, not trying to let other things get in his way.

More on it here:


While it does kind of suck that they are killing off Rosewood, it looks like Judge Reinhold WILL be in the movie after all but he will only get a small role due to getting killed off in the beggining. The story actually sounds decent. I’m liking it.

Hopefully Ratner did a good job with the film.


Report: Brett Ratner getting close to directing “Conan”…but will be rated R…

Director Brett Ratner is in final negotiations to direct the first “Conan” re-boot. Look like he will be on board to direct. It will be released and co-produced by Nu Image/Millenium and Lionsgate studios. While Brett Ratner is still on board to direct “Beverly Hills Cop 4”, he is likely to make both of these films but he will work on “Beverly Hills Cop 4” first. Ratner hopes to release “Conan” sometime in 2010.

The story of the first “Conan” reboot will start off how the original went, movie opens in a battlefield where Conan is born, will probably go from there. Of course, Thulsa Doom, the main villain will probably be written in the script.

While Ratner is mostly known for doing family friendly PG-13 flicks this will be a hard R rating.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:


While I’m not crazy about the idea of Ratner directing, I’m glad it’s going to be rated R though. I simply can not see a family friendly Conan movie. It’s just not the way Conan is. The Conan comics had always been aimed toward the adult readers.

Hope Ratner doesn’t screw this one.

I’m sure Arnold would be proud that a reboot is happening without him, seriously. The Ah-nuld is probably thrilled the reboot is happening and I’m sure he wants this to happen. Although we all know that Arnold will not be playing Conan, maybe Arnold will help Ratner on how to make a good Conan flick.

Hope they pick a good actor for Conan too.