Screen Junkies » monopoly http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ridley Scott’s ‘Monopoly’ Movie Gets Bizarrely Good Screenwriters http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-monopoly-movie-gets-bizarrely-good-screenwriters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-monopoly-movie-gets-bizarrely-good-screenwriters/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:13:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227236 We're about to find out that Ventnor Avenue isn't really a place, per se, but more like a state of mind.

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I find Ridley Scott’s upcoming Monopoly movie adaptation to be much more intriguing than the upcoming CGI-orgy Candyland or Battleship, as it leaves a lot of latitude for the creative types to tell an actual story. Offhand, I’m hoping for some completely strange amalgam of Clue and Boardwalk Empire.

And thanks to the news that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will be penning the screenplay, it looks like this might be an actual “film” and not some perverse 90-minute product placement exercise. The duo has shared credits on Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and Man on the Moon.

One can only assume that this means we will see Rich Uncle Pennybags as a tragically flawed character, possibly played by Daniel Day-Lewis, leading a hollow existence as he finds himself in and out of jail, entering beauty contests, and carrying with him the dark burden of unreported bank errors in his favor.

Awesome.

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The ‘Monopoly’ Movie Trailer Is Somewhat Here http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-monopoly-movie-trailer-is-somewhat-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-monopoly-movie-trailer-is-somewhat-here/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 04:31:18 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=207658 Like an actual game of Monopoly, Ridley Scott's big screen version of the board game is taking forever to complete. So this trailer is the next best thing. Or maybe better.

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You remember that Ridley Scott Monopoly movie project? The one I’m sure you’re way more excited about than Prometheus? Well, like an actual game of Monopoly, that thing’s taking forever to complete. So the above trailer is the next best thing.

Or rather, the above trailer is almost certainly better than what the real Monopoly movie, because it’s only 2 minutes long. “Monopoly – Official Trailer” is a high-production-values-for-sketch-comedy video from the group Half Day Today, featured on Funny Or Die. It’s got everything: money, power, sex by way of the Community Chest, a foot token rich with symbolism, and that asshole Uncle Pennybags.

So hold onto your silver hat, collect your 200 whim-whams and enjoy Monopoly: The Major Motion Picture. Hopefully, they’ll also make an IMAX version.

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Monopoly’ Is Still A Thing http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-monopoly-is-still-a-thing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-monopoly-is-still-a-thing/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:03:27 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102730 Everyone's excited about Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus', which is why Hasbro wants to spoil the fun and remind you that Scott is still attached to the Monopoly movie.

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Everyone’s really excited about Ridley Scott‘s quasi-Alien movie Prometheus, which is why Hasbro wants to spoil the fun by reminding you that Scott is still attached to direct a feature length version of Monopoly. The movie’s been in development for what feels like forever, just like playing a game of Monopoly with your family. After assuring the film was still happening, here’s what Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner said about the story in a recent interview:

“It’s a very human and personal story. It’s not really ‘Wall Street,’ not at all,” he explained. “It’s a fictionalized story of a family, and there’s a lot of intrigue in the story. Suffice it to say, it’s a story about a family with a history, and we’re projecting that into current times. But it’s not ‘Wall Street.’ It’s more about property ownership and of the play-pattern of the game.”

So it’s gonna be just like Wall Street. Got it. Production will start… uh, sometime. When Scott is ready to pass go.

With all these board game adaptations coming out, like Battleship and Risk, I’m already getting bored with board games – and the movies haven’t even come out yet. I wish toy companies would leave the movies alone, or instead make more board games based on movies. I’d play Saw: The Board Game. It’d be like Mouse Trap, but with deadlier traps, like a pit of needles. That’s some serious win as far as I’m concerned. (MTV News)

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