Screen Junkies » slash http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Bonkers ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequel Series In The Works By Guy Who Snorted All The Cocaine http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/breaking-bad-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/breaking-bad-sequel/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:21:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263142 Starring Val Kilmer and Slash. Hopefully.

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Now this is a crowd-funded project that I can get behind. A man named Larry Shepard is using Kickstarter to solve a problem we all suffer from everyday: creating more Breaking Bad. However, with no film or television experience, his ideas are a little unorthodox. Good Lord, where do I begin?

Shepard is imagining a sequel series that picks up directly after the final scene of the sorely missed series. His show presumably will introduce all new characters who will be played by Val Kilmer, Slash, Laura San Giacomo, and Jana Mashonee if they are interested. The roles are theirs to lose. And also to write apparently as Shepard wants to allow the actors to build their characters and improvise their own dialogue. Same goes for the guest stars that Shepard would like to call upon. He’s expressed interest in Russell Brand, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Tyler, Dick Van Dyke, Drew Barrymore, Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams, Neil Young, and Eminem as they all have histories of substance abuse issues.

This project might seem beneath stars of their stature but if that bothers them, they’re more than welcome to wear masks. Shepard elaborates:

These will be guest appearances on separate episodes, and the star would be told that all the dialogue they use will be completely created by them. Some guest stars will be in full make up/prosthetics throughout the show, and we will only reveal who they are at the end! Think of ‘The List of Adrian Messenger’ movie. When they appear in the intro, the tag line will say: Guest Starring? They of course are fugitives that Kilmer and Slash are chasing, who have had plastic surgery!

I implore you to check out the promo video. With less than a thousand dollars donated toward his $500,000 goal, it’s unlikely this project will see the light of day. If there is any good to come of this, I feel like this guy should get to meet Slash.

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Makes Sense http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/makes-sense/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/makes-sense/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:12:14 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239080

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Haley Joel Osment Meets Frankenstein In ‘Wake The Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/haley-joel-osment-meets-frankenstein-in-meet-the-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/haley-joel-osment-meets-frankenstein-in-meet-the-dead/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:00:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218210 This kid and dead people, I tells ya.

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Hand-farts. Very mature, Haley.

The little guy from The Sixth Sense is grown up and ready to give acting a go as an adult. Haley Joel Osment has signed on to one of the butt-ton of Frankenstein films currently in production. Osment will headline Wake The Dead, a modern retelling of the Frankenstein tale set at a college which is based on the graphic novel of the same name. It’s being directed by Jay Russell (Ladder 49) and produced by Slash (yes, that Slash) with Michael Williams and Rob Eric.

There certainly is a lot of competition on the Frankenstein front, but this project has the advantage of being first out the gate and also featuring the most epic cliff-side guitar solos. (Variety)

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Let the ‘Glee’ Backlash Begin http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/let-the-glee-backlash-begin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/let-the-glee-backlash-begin/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:25:51 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202545 I find myself rooting for a band I haven’t listened to in ten years as they crusade against a television show I’ve never even seen.

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I’ve never seen an episode of Glee.” Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got nothing against it, other than the fact that even though I absolutely hate musicals and pop music, I’m constantly being told to “give it a chance.” But that’s hardly the show’s fault, so when it comes to “Glee,” I’m content to live and let live. Or so I thought.

While I can’t pretend to know much about the show I am more familiar with its creator, Ryan Murphy. He was also the creator of the plastic surgery drama, “Nip/Tuck,” and the director of Eat Pray Love, a film that, Allah willing, I will never have to sit through. But that’s not why I know him. I know Ryan Murphy because he’s been the star of two very public hissy fits.

One incident involved Slash, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist. After Slash turned down “Glee’s” request to use some of the band’s music, Murphy equate the rocker to a washed-up has been, and called his intelligence into question. Granted, Slash went on record stating his dislike for “Glee,” saying the show was “worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough,” before adding, “Actually, I look at Grease now and think ‘between High School Musical and “Glee,” Grease was a brilliant work of art.” Given the circumstances, it’s easy to see why Murphy replied in a less than tactful manner.

But the second incident, involving the band Kings of Leon, was much more confusing. After the band refused to allow their song “Use Somebody” to appear on “Glee,” Murphy went on a tirade against the group in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“F— you, Kings of Leon. They’re self-centered assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument.”

The self-importance is staggering. First of all, why the hell would a seven-year old be listening to Kings of Leon or watching “Glee?” Second, why is it the band’s job to inspire children to join a glee club or pick up an instrument? Third, why is “Glee” the only way to go about inspiring children toward music appreciation? And last but not least, who gives a shit if children appreciate music? Maybe I’m missing “the big picture,” but I couldn’t give a rats ass if some seven-year-old picks up an instrument or joins a glee club. I’d rather a show inspire them to get a god damn job and stay the hell off my lawn.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who had a real problem with Murphy’s pompous remarks (although I’m probably the least important). Today, Foo Fighters front man David Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins both criticized Murphy, with Hawkins going as far as to call him a “fucking jerk.” Grohl went on to say:

“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing ‘Glee.’ And then the guy who created ‘Glee’ is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show. … F— that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do ‘Glee.’ … I watched 10 minutes. It’s not my thing.”

So now I find myself rooting for a band I haven’t listened to in ten years as they crusade against a television show I’ve never even seen. And judging from the comment section on articles covering Grohl’s remarks, I’m far from alone. Why? Maybe the show is too over exposed. Maybe it’s because of the show’s overzealous fan base. Maybe it’s because of Murphy’s pompous attitude. Or maybe, deep down, a lot of people can’t stand teenagers and, or musicals. But whatever the reason, the “Glee” backlash has begun, and I’m happy about it.

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Slash Wants to Make Horror Movies Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/slash-wants-to-make-horror-movies-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/slash-wants-to-make-horror-movies-now/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Play him off, Slash. So Guns N' Roses (and Velvet Revolver) guitarist Slash wants to make horror movies now. Okay I guess. He's teaming with Scout Productions to start Slasher Films. It's almost like he had to do it because his name is Slash. Deadline, tell us more: They will produce edgy contemporary horror fare with a nod to the thrillers of the '70s and '80s. They've set up their first: Nothing to Fear, a horror/thriller that follows a young family as it tries to reinvent itself by moving to a small town in rural Kansas. The family is tormented by an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust. Again, okay I guess. Rocker Rob Zombie has already been doing this for a few years now. I doubt Slash is going to come on to the scene and change the world of horror as we know it. Of course he did say, "I've always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I've always wanted to do." Has anyone gone into production on a horror movie with the intention of not scaring the hell out of people? I mean except for Katherine Heigl projects.

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Play him off, Slash.

So Guns N’ Roses (and Velvet Revolver) guitarist Slash wants to make horror movies now. Okay I guess. He’s teaming with Scout Productions to start Slasher Films. It’s almost like he had to do it because his name is Slash. Deadline, tell us more:

They will produce edgy contemporary horror fare with a nod to the thrillers of the ’70s and ’80s. They’ve set up their first: Nothing to Fear, a horror/thriller that follows a young family as it tries to reinvent itself by moving to a small town in rural Kansas. The family is tormented by an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust.

Again, okay I guess. Rocker Rob Zombie has already been doing this for a few years now. I doubt Slash is going to come on to the scene and change the world of horror as we know it. Of course he did say, "I’ve always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I’ve always wanted to do." Has anyone gone into production on a horror movie with the intention of not scaring the hell out of people? I mean except for Katherine Heigl projects.

 

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