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(Fuse TV)   Today's well-that-would- have-been-weird case study: Eminem was offered Matt Damon's role in Neil Blomkamp's Elysium, but he refused to leave Detroit   (fuse.tv) divider line 30
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2013-07-19 01:14:08 AM  
BS, he would go for the cash. FTL
 
2013-07-19 09:03:44 AM  
Well, Detroit would have been a great place to film the post-apocalyptic Earth scenes.

/I'm very excited and intrigued by this movie
 
2013-07-19 09:04:07 AM  
Oddly enough, Detroit now looks exactly like terra firma in that movie.
 
2013-07-19 09:49:40 AM  
To be fair, for a world filled racked with crime, poverty, disease, and hunger; Matt Damon's character looks pretty healthy. Eminem would have added that skinny white trash element that would have made the character more believable.
 
2013-07-19 09:52:19 AM  
Somebody had to stay and watch the place...
 
2013-07-19 09:52:56 AM  
I've wondered why Eminem hasn't done more acting since "8 Mile". He was pretty good in that, I thought.
 
2013-07-19 09:53:24 AM  
Maybe Eminem didn't refuse... maybe Eminem can't leave the Motor City.

Maybe Eminem is the darklord of Detroit.
 
2013-07-19 09:54:41 AM  

WTF Indeed: To be fair, for a world filled racked with crime, poverty, disease, and hunger; Matt Damon's character looks pretty healthy. Eminem would have added that skinny white trash element that would have made the character more believable.


THIS.
We have only seen trailers and not the film, and thus don't know how weird or well Marshall may have fit the role.
 
2013-07-19 09:58:30 AM  
Damn that would've been interesting. If anything you would've had Elysium ending with an epic rap battle.

/Clarence's parents have a real nice marriage
 
2013-07-19 10:07:28 AM  
Why would anyone leave real class warfare for fake class warfare?
 
2013-07-19 10:07:32 AM  
Eminem is in the grips of advanced prescription drug psychosis, he has demons in his hair and those lil' bugs from A Scanner Darkly all up in his junk.
He can't leave the house, he just stands at the window, scratching himself and muttering lines from his old hits.
 
2013-07-19 10:07:39 AM  

Piizzadude: BS, he would go for the cash. FTL


He would really have to be compelled to do it for artistic reasons.
He's already worth $140 million.
 
2013-07-19 10:10:57 AM  
He was probably drunk when he refused it. drank a fifth of vodka, dare him to act?

/would've been cool with it
 
2013-07-19 10:14:41 AM  
Yo dawg!

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2013-07-19 10:37:32 AM  
You can't take Eminem out of the ghetto either
 
2013-07-19 10:37:51 AM  
The point here is that the target audience would have been teenagers who listened to Hip Hop 10 years ago.
 
2013-07-19 10:49:42 AM  

LewDux: You can't take Eminem out of the ghetto either


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2013-07-19 11:27:08 AM  
Eminem is the greatest hip hop artist of all time. Discuss.

/Tupac and Biggie died too young to have a chance
 
2013-07-19 11:46:03 AM  

markfara: I've wondered why Eminem hasn't done more acting since "8 Mile". He was pretty good in that, I thought.


it's underrated as a movie, and probably overrated by his fandom. I enjoyed it in the theatre.

I am not a fan of the rap thing, but I like his storytelling about himself. his work seems honest. brutal.

Wikipedia says he's going to be in a couple movies. probably the drug addiction derailed things for a while.
 
2013-07-19 11:57:58 AM  

Elegy: Well, Detroit would have been a great place to film the post-apocalyptic Earth scenes.

/I'm very excited and intrigued by this movie


Done in two.
 
2013-07-19 12:20:55 PM  

homarjr: Eminem is the greatest hip hop artist of all time. Discuss.

/Tupac and Biggie died too young to have a chance


I'll bite. Single artist? Have to go with jay z. I still enjoy slim shady and mm lps, but even eminem admitted his last few albums weren't at full effort.

/had to put up with some ass telling me wiz kalifa was going to be the best of all time. OF ALL TIME.
 
2013-07-19 12:36:26 PM  
This is about his drug habit or money. It's his daughters. When he toured he was making himself sick from sleep deprevation. He would do a show get done around midnight then take the next flight to detriot to take his daughter to school the next day and he did that everyday. This might be different since haileys a teenager but that's how it was during his hay day.
 
2013-07-19 12:56:22 PM  
I'm not an Eminem fan but good on him.  Detroit needs anything it can get, and has good locations that would've suited this movie well.
 
2013-07-19 02:03:55 PM  

thecpt: homarjr: Eminem is the greatest hip hop artist of all time. Discuss.

/Tupac and Biggie died too young to have a chance

I'll bite. Single artist? Have to go with jay z. I still enjoy slim shady and mm lps, but even eminem admitted his last few albums weren't at full effort.

/had to put up with some ass telling me wiz kalifa was going to be the best of all time. OF ALL TIME.


Everyone has a couple bad albums, even Jay Z. Magna Carter Holy Grail is pretty damn good though.

I saw the Jay Z / JT show a couple days ago. Very, very good concert.

I still think that Eminem has more skill though. Personal preference I guess.
 
2013-07-19 02:23:11 PM  

markfara: I've wondered why Eminem hasn't done more acting since "8 Mile". He was pretty good in that, I thought.


And Sharlto Copley had never acted before district 9. I'm sure Neil could've gotten blood from a stone, Eminem has shown before he can act.
 
2013-07-19 02:27:56 PM  

homarjr: thecpt: homarjr: Eminem is the greatest hip hop artist of all time. Discuss.

/Tupac and Biggie died too young to have a chance

I'll bite. Single artist? Have to go with jay z. I still enjoy slim shady and mm lps, but even eminem admitted his last few albums weren't at full effort.

/had to put up with some ass telling me wiz kalifa was going to be the best of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Everyone has a couple bad albums, even Jay Z. Magna Carter Holy Grail is pretty damn good though.

I saw the Jay Z / JT show a couple days ago. Very, very good concert.

I still think that Eminem has more skill though. Personal preference I guess.


Yeah, due to this thread I listened to the full slim shady lp for the first time in awhile. Still holds up really well.

Second album I bought. I was in 3rd grade at the time too.
 
2013-07-19 05:27:08 PM  
legion_of_doo:it's underrated as a movie, and probably overrated by his fandom. I enjoyed it in the theatre.

I honestly only watched it for the first time a couple of years ago.  I think what caused me to get a copy was when a friend from canada came to spend the week with me.  She asked what this "8 mile" thing was that the movie was named after.  Well, I live at 9mile, so I showed her.  She had never seen anything like the difference that being on the wrong side of the road could make.
I always just assumed every city was kind of like that.  I guess not though.  Funny, I've been in a lot of cities in a few countries, and somewhere in my head I keep hearing a voice that says "no, every city HAS TO have its own 8mile thingie SOMEWHERE."  Haven't really found it yet though.
 
2013-07-19 06:35:58 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: legion_of_doo:it's underrated as a movie, and probably overrated by his fandom. I enjoyed it in the theatre.

I honestly only watched it for the first time a couple of years ago.  I think what caused me to get a copy was when a friend from canada came to spend the week with me.  She asked what this "8 mile" thing was that the movie was named after.  Well, I live at 9mile, so I showed her.  She had never seen anything like the difference that being on the wrong side of the road could make.
I always just assumed every city was kind of like that.  I guess not though.  Funny, I've been in a lot of cities in a few countries, and somewhere in my head I keep hearing a voice that says "no, every city HAS TO have its own 8mile thingie SOMEWHERE."  Haven't really found it yet though.



Not being a rap fan or a fan of Eminem, I went into the movie with no expectations (except to see a slice of Detroit on film), and I was impressed... but then I don't want to be in the trap with the Eminem fans who love the movie because he's a famous rap star. It's just so hard to say the movie was great because it's so tied to Eminem, and that's bound to have all sorts of hyperbole.

Having worked a bit in the city of Detroit, and around the Metro area, the "realness" of the movie is just so striking. When we went to see 8 Mile, I went for the love/hate of Detroit.
 
2013-07-19 06:56:53 PM  

legion_of_doo: Having worked a bit in the city of Detroit, and around the Metro area, the "realness" of the movie is just so striking. When we went to see 8 Mile, I went for the love/hate of Detroit.


There's a lot to love/hate around this area, yeah.  I was looking for that series of maps of major metro areas with crimes by zip code.  Only detroit had clearly defined borders.  However, while looking for that map I came across this old gem of a funny...

Chuck was sitting in an airplane when another guy took a seat beside him. The new guy was an absolute wreck.... pale, hands shaking, biting his nails and moaning in fear.
"Hey, pal, what's the matter?" Chuck asked.
"Oh man.... I've been transferred to Michigan," the other guy answered. "There's crazy people in Michigan.... and they have shootings, gangs, race riots, drugs, the highest crime rate...."
"Hold on," Chuck interrupted. "I've lived in Michigan all my life and it's not as bad as the media says. Find a nice home, go to work, mind your own business, enroll your kids in a good school and it's as safe as anywhere in the world."
The other passenger relaxed and stopped shaking for a moment and said, "Oh, thank you. I've been worried to death but if you live there and say it's OK, I'll take your word for it. What do you do for a living?"
"Me?" replied Chuck. "I'm a tail gunner on a bread truck in Dearborn."
 
2013-07-19 08:19:42 PM  

markfara: I've wondered why Eminem hasn't done more acting since "8 Mile". He was pretty good in that, I thought.


I have no doubt in my mind the movie is going to be fantastic, but now im going to be forever wondering what it would have been like with eminem. He really was a pretty decent actor. Now I has a sad.
 
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