Screen Junkies » keifer sutherland http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ten Actors Who Followed in Their Famous Parents’ Footsteps: The Good, The Bad & The Wackness http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/ten-actors-who-followed-in-their-famous-parents-footsteps-the-good-the-bad-the-wackness/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/ten-actors-who-followed-in-their-famous-parents-footsteps-the-good-the-bad-the-wackness/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:16:20 +0000 DustinSeibert http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264719 Nepotism has lead to Hollywood careers for many children of acting royalty. But how do they stack up?

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Ask nearly the entire damn cast of HBO’s Girls: There’s no nepotism quite like Hollywood nepotism. It’s why we see too many weak-sauce children of respected Hollywood celebs fumble and bumble their way through careers in attempts to grab the respect of their established parents.

Sometimes it works; in rare cases, the scion is even better at it than the parent. All too often though, Hollywood heirs are the equivalent of that pain-in-the-ass 21 year old who’s running the produce section of his dad’s grocery store into the ground just because he can. Here are 10 descendants of actors who have their own acting careers — with very mixed results.

1. Eva Amurri

Parent: Susan Sarandon

The smokin’ hot daughter of one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses hasn’t done a whole lot in her adult acting career that doesn’t involve, well, being snokin’ hot. My personal favorite role of Amurri’s — for completely legitimate reasons not involving her naked tatters is the stripper student vying for Hank Moody’s affections in season 3 of Showtime’s Californication. Her Wikipedia filmography has her credited in a couple dozen projects; if you can name more than three of them without looking, I’d be surprised. Verdict: Pretty wack, all things considered

2. Colin Hanks

Parent: Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks’ oldest son, who Tom had in his very early 20s, has earned decent indie cred starting with 2002′s Orange County. But he’s never managed to nab any other leading roles like his old man; perhaps his most noteworthy role was as the season 6 big baddie in the by-then-declining Showtime show Dexter, though he also handled himself well earlier this year as a meek police officer trying to take down Billy Bob Thornton in FX’s Fargo. There’s nothing outwardly offensive or untalented about Colin, but he’ll always be the Michael Jordan Jr. to his dad. Verdict: Not too shabby

3. Jamie Lee Curtis

Parent: Janet Leigh

I’ll try not to write with too much bias, considering Curtis was one of my earliest film crushes and is the protagonist in my favorite horror film of all time (1978′s Halloween). Objectively speaking, however, Curtis is a very average actress at first following in the Scream Queen footsteps of her Psycho alumna mother before branching off into beloved ’80s fare, including 1983′s Trading Places (her first topless scene) and 1988′s A Fish Called Wanda, which earned her her first Golden Globe nomination (she brought the award home for 1994′s True Lies). All said, I’m sure Marion Crane would be proud of Laurie Strode. Verdict: Decent…and wouldja just LOOK AT THAT BOD?!?!?

4. Kate Hudson

Parent: Goldie Hawn

Kate Hudson had precisely one memorable film role: Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe‘s 2000 semi-autobiographical Almost Famous. Everything after that has been has been a clusterf*** of romantic comedies whose plots are all interchangeable and a few episodes of Glee. She’s not an insufferable actress to watch per se, but no one on Earth will ever say, “Wow, that Kate Hudson performance was truly memorable!” She’s known more these days for being in a bikini than being a meaningful actress. In other words, she’s a chip off the ol’ block. Verdict: Meh

5. Kiefer Sutherland

Parents: Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas

Ol’ Kiefer is easily one of the scariest actors of all time: When I was a child, he put the fear of Black Jesus in my heart as Ace Merrill in 1987′s Stand By Me and again in the following year’s horror fantasy classic The Lost Boys. He’s had a robust career over the past three decades, often playing the brooding bad guy or the brooding good guy or the brooding unseen narrator, that gravelly timbre getting under your skin. It wasn’t until 24 that he became synonymous with Jack Bauer and going whole days without taking a piss. Before 24, Kiefer was on the verge of becoming like Papa Donald: one of those old actors everyone knows but sorta forgets about until someone brings them up. Verdict: Bauerlicious 

Follow us to the next page for five actors who completely outshined their famous parents — although we can’t really explain why.

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No ’24′ Movie for You http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-24-movie-for-you/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-24-movie-for-you/#comments Sat, 01 Jan 2011 18:52:02 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13809 Jack Bauer is gonna be pissed. Fox has officially passed on the script for the "24" movie that Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Flight Plan) wrote for them.

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Jack Bauer is gonna be pissed. Fox has officially passed on the script for the 24” movie that Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Flight Plan) wrote for them. The show’s producer Howard Gordon told Entertainment Weekly, “As far as I know, it is in suspended animation. There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand (director/producer) Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it.” Whoa, Tony Scott wants a piece of this? The guy’s got like twenty other projects that sound far more appealing than another two hours of Bauer pushing his gun muzzle into a terrorist’s open wound.

A Scott and Keifer powwow is all well and good, but now that Fox has passed this project looks deader than dead. The Playlist also reports on a rumor I’ve never whiffed involving Jack Bauer and John McClane teaming up for Die Hard 24/7. That’s such a ridiculous idea I might actually watch it. Maybe McClane could get Bauer to crack a smile. Or end his sick dependence on Chloe.

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The ‘Thing’ Is: Bruce Willis or Kiefer Sutherland? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-thing-is-bruce-willis-or-kiefer-sutherland/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-thing-is-bruce-willis-or-kiefer-sutherland/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Twentieth Century Fox is putting together a cast for their latest version of the Fantastic Four, and Bruce Willis is reportedly at the top of their list to play the Thing. But Screen Rant is reporting that Kiefer Sutherland is also in contention for the role. Since the character will be completely CGI, whoever is cast will be utilized primarily for voice over work. However, the actor will also make an appearance early on in the film as Ben Grimm, the Thing's identity before he was transformed into a rock monster. Personally, I'm torn between the two actors. Both are more than qualified to play a pile of rocks. However, I give the slight edge to Kiefer since he's spent a good portion of his life "stoned." Sorry. It's been a rough weekend.

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Twentieth Century Fox is putting together a cast for their latest version of the Fantastic Four, and Bruce Willis is reportedly at the top of their list to play the Thing. But Screen Rant is reporting that Kiefer Sutherland is also in contention for the role.

Since the character will be completely CGI, whoever is cast will be utilized primarily for voice over work. However, the actor will also make an appearance early on in the film as Be Grimm, the Thing’s identity before he was transformed into a rock monster.

Personally, I’m torn between the two actors. Both are more than qualified to play a pile of rocks. However, I give the slight edge to Kiefer since he’s spent a good portion of his life "stoned."

Sorry. It’s been a rough weekend.

 

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Time Runs Out for ’24′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/time-runs-out-for-24/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/time-runs-out-for-24/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jack didn't take it very well.FOX has decided to pull the plug on 24 after eight seasons. Climbing budgets, declining ratings, and writers being unable to figure out what the hell is left for Jack Bauer to save are the main reasons the show will air its final episode in May. NBC flirted with the idea of picking up 24 next season but after their accountants crunched the numbers they realized the content wasn't worth the cheddar.There's still the possibility of a 24 feature film that would take Jack Bauer to Europe, but there's also the possibility of an Arrested Development movie, and we all know how sluggishly that's been making its adaptation. I enjoyed 24 a great deal in its earlier years, but quickly got tired of the same "Tell me where the bomb is!" storyline week after week after week after week. It had a good run. I'm glad they're ending it before it jumps a terrorist shark strapped to the gills with C4. (THR) 

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Jack didn’t take it very well.

FOX has decided to pull the plug on 24 after eight seasons. Climbing budgets, declining ratings, and writers being unable to figure out what the hell is left for Jack Bauer to save are the main reasons the show will air its final episode in May. NBC flirted with the idea of picking up 24 next season but after their accountants crunched the numbers they realized the content wasn’t worth the cheddar.

There’s still the possibility of a 24 feature film that would take Jack Bauer to Europe, but there’s also the possibility of an Arrested Development movie, and we all know how sluggishly that’s been making its adaptation. I enjoyed 24 a great deal in its earlier years, but quickly got tired of the same "Tell me where the bomb is!" storyline week after week after week after week. It had a good run. I’m glad they’re ending it before it jumps a terrorist shark strapped to the gills with C4. (THR

 

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‘Marmaduke’ Trailer Features a Straight-Nosed Owen Wilson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marmaduke-trailer-features-a-straight-nosed-owen-wilson/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marmaduke-trailer-features-a-straight-nosed-owen-wilson/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 They're dogs...and they're dancing! If you like talking dogs and the above picture doesn't terrify you then the new trailer for Marmaduke might just be your cup of tea. The film features a ton of talent including Owen Wilson as Marmaduke, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, William H. Macy, Fergie, George Lopez, and Kiefer Sutherland. How is this the first time that Keifer Sutherland has played a Rottweiler? The man was practically born to voice that creature. ...And drink. ...And fight. He was born to voice a dog, drink, and fight. **cue Donald Sutherland facepalm** Hey kids, check out the Marmaduke trailer after the jump!

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They’re dogs…and they’re dancing!

If you like talking dogs and the above picture doesn’t terrify you then the new trailer for Marmaduke might just be your cup of tea. The film features a ton of talent including Owen Wilson at Marmaduke, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, William H. Macy, Fergie, George Lopez, and Kiefer Sutherland. How is this the first time that Keifer Sutherland has played a Rottweiler? The man was practically born to voice that creature. …And drink. …And fight. He was born to voice a dog, drink, and fight. **cue Donald Sutherland facepalm**

Hey kids, check out the Marmaduke trailer after the jump!

 


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