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(IndieWire)   Hollywood superproducer and hack Joel Silver fired by Warner Bros. and given $30 million buyout, will have to finance the next "Road House," "Last Boy Scout", and "Richie Rich" on his own   (blogs.indiewire.com) divider line 42
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2012-10-01 09:30:43 AM
If you threw that "Last Boy Scout" reference in there to troll, well done subby. 'Cause that opening scene is one of the best I've ever seen. It made me want to play football. "Wait... what if I just shot all these people trying to tackle me? Wouldn't that make it easier?"
 
2012-10-01 10:35:17 AM
His production company certainly has a varied list of films.
 
2012-10-01 10:35:32 AM
You do NOT besmirch the good name of Roadhouse, subby. That is the best bad movie ever made.
 
2012-10-01 10:38:38 AM
I'm sure the guy will be able to get by on those Lethal Weapon and Matrix checks. 

FFS, the guy's name was on practically every summer blockbuster Warners put out in the 90s.
 
mhd
2012-10-01 10:39:33 AM
Come on, he produced Xanadu, Dungeons & Dragons and Swordfish, and you're going for RH and LBS?

/Water is wet, the sky is blue, pain don't hurt.
 
2012-10-01 10:41:33 AM
He really had a hand in all sorts of shiat. If you check his IMDB creds it's clear he doesn't know what makes greatness, but he's not bad at breaking even.
 
2012-10-01 10:42:46 AM
Road House and Last Boy Scout are both fantastic movies.
 
2012-10-01 10:55:08 AM
Road House is perfect and should be left alone.
 
2012-10-01 11:01:43 AM
Last Boy Scout was awesome. You shut your mouth, subby.
 
2012-10-01 11:08:16 AM
$30 million?

upload.wikimedia.org

"Hurts, don't it? Tell your friends."
 
2012-10-01 11:13:52 AM
I used to fark guys like, subby, in prison! That's right. I had sex with men. Are you not intimidated?
 
ecl
2012-10-01 11:19:43 AM
This is a pathetic hit piece from a hipster douchebag.
 
2012-10-01 11:25:02 AM
You didn't just diss Executive Decision... Surely you jest.
 
2012-10-01 11:27:02 AM
<b>ROAD HOUSE</b> is awesome.
 
2012-10-01 11:27:23 AM
What in the fark was wrong with Demolition Man?
/ maybe the author doesn't like Taco Bell?
// obscure?
 
2012-10-01 11:31:07 AM
On the one hand, Die Hard.

On the other, Dungeons and Dragons.

/It isn't like he's dead. For the money he can probably buy whatever hasn't already been sold off from MGM for ramen noodles and meth.
 
2012-10-01 11:33:44 AM

Masso: You didn't just diss Executive Decision... Surely you jest.


To this day I wonder how exactly did they allow Seagal's character to die without him kicking half of the people working on the set in the balls.
 
2012-10-01 11:38:54 AM
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2012-10-01 11:42:44 AM
Everyone of his movies are (terrible) great! Action Jackson, Carl Weathers! Come'on man!

I'm going to miss his movies on saturdays when baseball games are rained out.
 
2012-10-01 11:47:44 AM
HAHA I thought I was teh ONLY person to ever watch cult hit starring Patrick Swayze ROAD HOUSE. Me and my friends we just sit around referencing it all the time. We're so quirky. We also like bacon and the big lebowski.
 
2012-10-01 11:51:29 AM
Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are my two favorite Christmas movies.

And movies like Road House and Demolition Man and The Last Boy Scout are fun to watch when you just want to leave your brain off the hook for a while. He's gotten his fair share of ticket money out of my wallet over the years.
 
2012-10-01 11:51:49 AM
All that matters about Joel Silver is how he was portrayed by Saul Rubinek in True Romance. Tony Scott constantly raved about how close it matched the real life Joel Silver and that for a long time Silver wouldn't speak to him after that film came out.
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2012-10-01 11:52:22 AM
I'm not afraid to admit it, I LIKED HALLE BERRYS TITS, err I mean Password: Swordfish...

/right in the weeners
 
2012-10-01 11:56:21 AM
Now if they could fire anyone/everyone associated with the string of DC-related fails (i.e. "Superman Returns," "Green Lantern" and the idea of dropping a Wonder Woman movie w/ Joss Whedon directing and Cobie Smulders starring as WW), I'd be all for it.

/And, meanwhile, "The Avengers" on Blu-Ray is as awesome as it was in the theaters.
//So while Marvel takes the leap of faith
///DC's still looking for the sign
 
2012-10-01 12:01:16 PM
Joel Silver totally look like a skeezeball who has abused his power and worn out a couple of casting couches.
 
2012-10-01 12:08:42 PM
Head or gut, subby? Last Boy Scout is the perfect encapsulation of the genre.

"I think I just farked a squirrel to death".
 
2012-10-01 12:10:04 PM

Rwa2play: Now if they could fire anyone/everyone associated with the string of DC-related fails (i.e. "Superman Returns," "Green Lantern" and the idea of dropping a Wonder Woman movie w/ Joss Whedon directing and Cobie Smulders starring as WW), I'd be all for it.


They can't fire Jon Peters. He's someone attached to any Superman project for the rest of time.

/maybe he'll still get a chance to have Sup wrassle a polar bear
//thank Odin WB managed to shake him loose from Batman
 
2012-10-01 12:13:18 PM

Gbob: Head or gut, subby? Last Boy Scout is the perfect encapsulation of the genre.

"I think I just farked a squirrel to death".


Best scene of The Last Boy Scout: Bruce Willis getting thrown like 30 feet from an overpass, landing on his back and walking away going "ouch".

I'm not a film snob and like my dumb action films: but something about "Last Boy Scout" really ticks me off.
 
2012-10-01 12:18:51 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Rwa2play: Now if they could fire anyone/everyone associated with the string of DC-related fails (i.e. "Superman Returns," "Green Lantern" and the idea of dropping a Wonder Woman movie w/ Joss Whedon directing and Cobie Smulders starring as WW), I'd be all for it.

They can't fire Jon Peters. He's someone attached to any Superman project for the rest of time.

/maybe he'll still get a chance to have Sup wrassle a polar bear
//thank Odin WB managed to shake him loose from Batman


Considering the amount of money they've already lost, firing him might actually be a great cost-effective move for WB in the long term.
 
2012-10-01 12:20:43 PM

mjohnson71: I'm not a film snob and like my dumb action films: but something about "Last Boy Scout" really ticks me off.


Could it maybe be your lack of sense of humor?
 
ecl
2012-10-01 01:42:25 PM

Crewmannumber6: mjohnson71: I'm not a film snob and like my dumb action films: but something about "Last Boy Scout" really ticks me off.

Could it maybe be your lack of sense of humor?


*Boosh*
 
2012-10-01 03:56:30 PM

Rwa2play: a Wonder Woman movie w/ Joss Whedon directing and Cobie Smulders starring as WW


Waitaminute...the fark? There is someone on this planet who thought that was a bad idea?

// sigh
// the gay agenda has won
// also, author trolls by including Demolition Man in a list of "bad" movies
// that movie inspires joy-joy feelings in everyone who sees it
 
2012-10-01 04:42:14 PM

Orange Guy: What in the fark was wrong with Demolition Man?
/ maybe the author doesn't like Taco Bell?
// obscure?




Author couldn't figure out how to use the 3 seashells...
 
2012-10-01 04:56:20 PM
"Let's go blow this guy."

"Away. Let's go blow this guy away."
 
2012-10-01 05:00:43 PM

Dr Dreidel: Rwa2play: a Wonder Woman movie w/ Joss Whedon directing and Cobie Smulders starring as WW

Waitaminute...the fark? There is someone on this planet who thought that was a bad idea?


WB thought it was; that's why Joss is now rolling in "FU" money flipping a double bird at WB/DC. Even now you have to say "WTF WB"? A producer that LOVES strong female characters pitching a movie for your most recognized strong female character and you say "no"?! It's like trying to make sense of Liefeld's art style: you get migraines trying to figure the logic behind it.

/God I hate WB
//It's like "Casino" IRL
///As in "how you take a flawless, 'no lose' concept and make it so flawed it's unusable"
 
2012-10-01 07:00:04 PM

LegacyDL: Masso: You didn't just diss Executive Decision... Surely you jest.

To this day I wonder how exactly did they allow Seagal's character to die without him kicking half of the people working on the set in the balls.


Maybe they had Gene Lebell break the news to him.
 
2012-10-01 08:14:32 PM
not sure you can call Joel Silver a hack. He's practically the embodiment of a "Hollywood producer".
 
2012-10-01 08:50:47 PM

Tsar_Bomba1: Orange Guy: What in the fark was wrong with Demolition Man?
/ maybe the author doesn't like Taco Bell?
// obscure?



Author couldn't figure out how to use the 3 seashells...


I honestly can't figure out why the hell people diss Demolition Man. It's not like the film is accidentally funny. It's funny because it's a well written comedy. So many gem lines in that flick.

I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the flick came out during a time when Stallone wasn't really doing too well, and perhaps the stench of the era has stuck around. Yes, Judge Dredd may have sucked, but Demolition Man is pure farking awesome.

If you disagree, you're wrong.
 
2012-10-01 09:44:01 PM

mjohnson71: Joel Silver totally look like a skeezeball who has abused his power and worn out a couple of casting couches.



You're being unfair to Skeezeballs. More like something you accidently step in and track in the house.
 
2012-10-02 05:01:09 AM

LegacyDL: Masso: You didn't just diss Executive Decision... Surely you jest.

To this day I wonder how exactly did they allow Seagal's character to die without him kicking half of the people working on the set in the balls.


They must have filmed the rest of the movie and saved his scenes for the end of the shoot. The wrap party was everyone sitting around with ice on their Seagal'd balls.
 
2012-10-02 11:03:25 AM

contrapunctus: Tsar_Bomba1: Orange Guy: What in the fark was wrong with Demolition Man?
/ maybe the author doesn't like Taco Bell?
// obscure?



Author couldn't figure out how to use the 3 seashells...

I honestly can't figure out why the hell people diss Demolition Man. It's not like the film is accidentally funny. It's funny because it's a well written comedy. So many gem lines in that flick.

I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the flick came out during a time when Stallone wasn't really doing too well, and perhaps the stench of the era has stuck around. Yes, Judge Dredd may have sucked, but Demolition Man is pure farking awesome.

If you disagree, you're wrong.


Agreed. Added bonus: Denis Leary.
 
2012-10-02 04:18:26 PM
"Not as long as my scrotum's pressed up against my stomach in these jeans he's not."
 
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