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BYOB – Friday

There will be more to post later today… but here is some room to roam…

20 Responses to “BYOB – Friday”

  1. Stella's Boy says:

    I would like to congratulate Edward Douglas for being the only critic to give a thumbs up to Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

  2. MASON says:

    Heard it from a good source that WB is very worried about Speed Racer.

  3. doug r says:

    Heard it from a good source that WB is very worried about Speed Racer.
    Posted by: MASON
    Maybe they should have thought about that before they green-lit it?

  4. jeffmcm says:

    Hey, what ever happened to Edouglas?

  5. leahnz says:

    stella, for a start, did you read the link ‘chuck’ posted in the previous byob re: ‘expelled’? that ‘documentary’ is an indefensible sham based on misrepresentation, lies and trickery; the more i read about it, the more i hope the maker’s head rolls. ‘id’ my ass; that flight of fancy has no basis in reality or science, and has no business anywhere near an educational institution. there is a separation of church and state for a reason.

  6. leahnz says:

    wow, i sound really fired-up today, musta woke up in sarah conner mode… i’m off to do some one-armed pull-ups and crunches before i face the terminator

  7. David Poland says:

    The only reason Warners has to be worried about Speed Racer is that they are selling it to the wrong audience.
    This is, potentially, the first $200 million family film of the year.
    But they have to start letting parents know that this is a movie that is safe for their entire family.

  8. jeffmcm says:

    In other words, play up the kid and the chimp and the toys, not so much the frenetecism.

  9. I was in Target yesterday and saw a SLEW of cool SPEED RACER toys. They have these talking cars for Speed and Racer X that say old skool SR phrases and then they had these other cars that you pull back and they jump as they drive. Well, Racer X’s jump’s, Speed’s does a sideways roll over. Very cool.

  10. THX5334 says:

    Was it the Target in West Hollywood on La Brea & Santa Monica?
    That target is a magnet for attracting the most attractive women in all of LA. Seriously. 24/7 I see more incredible girls there than any club, party or event I attend..
    Cue LexG making a beeline there and piching up a tent. Shirtless, with his Aviator and volleyball, trying to be Iceman from Top Gun, but looking more like Job from Arrested Development.
    Every time Lex does one of his amping Tom Cruise Bi-Polar outbreaks, it gives me this Pavlovian memory of Job from that show going “COME ON!”
    But yeah, that’s the best Target in all of LA for that reason…
    And props to Leah for another good funny with the Sarah Conner crack..

  11. hendhogan says:

    i agree thx5334. i saw jolene blalock shopping there once during the “enterprise” days (or maybe a little after). but i think you are being kind calling that west hollywood. i think that’s hollywood proper, man.

  12. jeffmcm says:

    It is the ‘West Hollywood Gateway’ shopping complex, to be tiresome.

  13. doug r says:

    Mmmm…Jolene…ST Enterprise has been back in reruns…

  14. Unfortunately, I live in Northern California and the closest we have to a Target of that magnitude os the Safeway just off the GG Bridge…by the 24 Hour Fitness. Man, I miss L.A. Nor Cal blows. Seriously.

  15. christian says:

    “That target is a magnet for attracting the most attractive women in all of LA. Seriously. 24/7 I see more incredible girls there than any club, party or event I attend..”
    Preach it. I go there only for that reason. Whole Foods down the street is pretty amazing too.
    I’d like to know where the ladies go to check out the dudes. Best Buy?

  16. Pelham123 says:

    Careful at that West Hollywood Target — that location has the single highest congregation of trannys I’ve ever seen. I’m always about one beat behind in my instant lust for the beautiful ladies because I gotta process — man or woman? –first. I saw a cat fight between two trannys in the middle of Santa Monica Blvd. there. “Oh you bitch!”

  17. Chucky in Jersey says:

    The only reason Warners has to be worried about Speed Racer is that they are selling it to the wrong audience.
    This is, potentially, the first $200 million family film of the year.

    Or the first megabomb of the summer ’cause it’s name-checking a 9-year-old sci-fi movie.

  18. jeffmcm says:

    If it’s a flop, that will not be the reason why.
    People still love the original Matrix. People want movies like it. When reminded of it, people will be more inclined to see Speed Racer than not.
    This is very simple, Chucky.

  19. Nicol D says:

    …when did Barry Sonnenfeld get so stupid?

  20. christian says:

    He sounded brilliant pointing out that people are being trained to give up the idea of privacy due to the need to self publicize (go to my website for more proof). You just didn’t like it when he brought in Bush and spying.

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