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(New York Daily News)   Amy Adams as Janis Joplin? What the Affleck?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 47
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2013-08-25 01:27:51 PM
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Too Old.

Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27
 
2013-08-25 01:51:22 PM

Riche: Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27


Yeah, but she still looks like she's 12. Janis looked like she was 60 when she died.

Anyway, I don't know why this (or Affleck) are so bad. Both of them are objectively better than that douchebag Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie Mercury, something mercifully cancelled.
 
2013-08-25 01:55:30 PM
"What the Affleck?" is the new standard for bad casting decisions.
 
2013-08-25 01:56:03 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Riche: Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27

Yeah, but she still looks like she's 12. Janis looked like she was 60 when she died.

Anyway, I don't know why this (or Affleck) are so bad. Both of them are objectively better than that douchebag Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie Mercury, something mercifully cancelled.


Adams can at least act.  Affleck can not.  He can write and direct very well.  He is a terrible actor.

Even Sacha Baron Cohen is a halfway decent actor.  He was good in Hugo, one of his rare normal roles.  No idea if anyone could be a good Freddie Mercury though.
 
2013-08-25 02:04:32 PM
I don't really know who Amy Adams is.  But I'm pretty stoked for a Janice Joplin film.  I hope they do it well.
 
2013-08-25 02:09:31 PM
I'm partial to Jenna's turn as Jackie Jormp-Jomp.
 
2013-08-25 02:11:53 PM

Riche: [pedobear.jpg]
Too Old.

Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27


A bottle of soco a day is how I keep my skin so youthful and resilient.
 
2013-08-25 02:11:58 PM
Hai gaiz, what's goin' on in this thread?
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2013-08-25 02:13:15 PM
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2013-08-25 02:14:21 PM
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2013-08-25 02:24:05 PM
This is about the 100th time I've heard about somebody being cast as Janis. The movies never get made. I've heard everybody from P!nk to Melissa Etheridge will play her.
 
2013-08-25 02:24:40 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Riche: Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27

Yeah, but she still looks like she's 12. Janis looked like she was 60 when she died.


My husband made the same point when I mentioned this to him.  I think Adams is actually starting to show her age a bit, but yeah, she still looks a hell of a lot younger than Janis did.

As others have pointed out, though, Amy Adams can act.  She's an easy one to underestimate because she does the light, comedic stuff so well, but I'm convinced that you could cast her in anything and she'd nail it.  I've seen her in some not-great movies, but I don't think I've ever seen her give a bad performance.  If this turns out to be a crappy movie (which it might; I'm not particularly a fan of Lee Daniels or celebrity biopics), it won't be because of her.
 
2013-08-25 02:29:57 PM
My choice:

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Jackie Jormp Jomp
 
2013-08-25 02:32:26 PM
I'm psyched for this.
 
2013-08-25 02:34:46 PM

flucto: "What the Affleck?" is the new standard for bad casting decisions.


Is "Troy McClure'd" still the gold standard for "it's the part I was born to play, baby!" Aka RDJ as Tony Stark, rich drunk?
 
2013-08-25 02:45:34 PM

jaytkay: Hai gaiz, what's goin' on in this thread?
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2013-08-25 02:47:09 PM
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2013-08-25 03:16:21 PM
Amy Adams was the only reason I stayed till the end of Man Of Steel.

/Drop Dead Gorgeous indeed
 
2013-08-25 03:21:00 PM
Amy Acker is hotter
 
2013-08-25 03:22:38 PM
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Didn't we sorta have this movie already?
 
2013-08-25 03:46:18 PM

spiralscratch: My choice:


Jackie Jormp Jomp


Janie Jimplin was better.

/Synonym is just another word for the word you wanna use.
 
2013-08-25 03:47:16 PM
Janis was frequently naked, and wildly sexual.

If Amy Adams is going to be that authentic in the characterization, them I am all for it.
 
2013-08-25 03:52:37 PM
Next you're gonna tell me Ronald Reagan ran for President, Pfffrrt.
 
2013-08-25 04:09:53 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Riche: Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27

Yeah, but she still looks like she's 12. Janis looked like she was 60 when she died.

Anyway, I don't know why this (or Affleck) are so bad. Both of them are objectively better than that douchebag Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie Mercury, something mercifully cancelled.



Cohen is about the only person on the planet who might have come close to a decent Freddie. You needed someone in that role who wasn't going to give a second thought to flamboyance, not that many people can pull it off naturally. Even if they had to dubb over some singing for him, he would have been just about the perfect fit.

//All for Amy Addams. She can do no wrong.
 
2013-08-25 04:38:11 PM
The kid destroyed Amy Adams
 
2013-08-25 04:47:07 PM

flucto: "What the Affleck?" is the new standard for bad casting decisions.


I came to say this...

Halle Berry as Catwoman? What the Affleck!

Johnny Depp as Tonto? What the Affleck!!!

John Wayne as Genghis Khan? What the Affleck!!!!

/this could be fun...
 
2013-08-25 05:00:47 PM
get nekkid
 
2013-08-25 05:05:04 PM

fearmongert: flucto: "What the Affleck?" is the new standard for bad casting decisions.

I came to say this...

Halle Berry as Catwoman? What the Affleck!

Johnny Depp as Tonto? What the Affleck!!!

John Wayne as Genghis Khan? What the Affleck!!!!

/this could be fun...


A new FARK meme, I sense it.
 
2013-08-25 05:09:37 PM

cman: Amy Acker is hotter


I would do horrible things for that woman.
 
2013-08-25 05:18:10 PM

HotWingAgenda: cman: Amy Acker is hotter

I would do horrible things for that woman.


Likewise

I would wreck her so badly she would be on crutches for a week or two
 
2013-08-25 05:41:02 PM
Riche:Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27

Well, they have backdated the membership on past Jones/Hendrix/Joplin/Morrison for the modern list...
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2013-08-25 05:49:29 PM

italie: Cohen is about the only person on the planet who might have come close to a decent Freddie. You needed someone in that role who wasn't going to give a second thought to flamboyance, not that many people can pull it off naturally. Even if they had to dubb over some singing for him, he would have been just about the perfect fit


Second this.  I saw Hugo in the theater with the kids.  Had no idea it was him until the credits (only seen some of his stuff previously).  He managed to show a weird combination of pathos and humor that I think would have served him well playing Freddie.  He also  looks the part: tall, gangly-ish, toothy, etc.
 
2013-08-25 06:43:53 PM
Too pretty for Janis. God bless her, she was a great talent and lover of life with a sweet & beautiful soul, but she was voted "Ugliest Man on Campus" when she attended U.T. Austin. Janis drank & drugged herself to death in an effort to overcome her past rejections & ridicule.

Sacha Baron Cohen would have been an amazing Freddy Mercury. See his performance in Sweeney Todd.
 
2013-08-25 06:48:37 PM
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2013-08-25 07:02:25 PM
This is good news. It would've been great news if it was 15 years ago and they had cast Lili Taylor.
 
2013-08-25 07:20:19 PM
 
2013-08-25 07:27:05 PM
 
2013-08-25 07:31:22 PM

Texian: Too pretty for Janis. God bless her, she was a great talent and lover of life with a sweet & beautiful soul, but she was voted "Ugliest Man on Campus" when she attended U.T. Austin. Janis drank & drugged herself to death in an effort to overcome her past rejections & ridicule.

Sacha Baron Cohen would have been an amazing Freddy Mercury. See his performance in Sweeney Todd.


I too so wanted SBC to play Freddie.  You can thank Roger and Brian for getting all crabby old control freak on us and killing that dream because they wanted the movie to be a fun romp instead of a gritty drama.

I used to think Brian was a god.  He can now go shove an endangered badger up his bum.  Or just fall off a roof.

Back to Amy Adams ... I dunno about her playing Janis.  I think Pink would've been more appropriate.
 
2013-08-25 07:50:15 PM

Hobodeluxe: She has some acting chops and has been on a couple of tv shows. and she looks the part


For a moment I thought that was Amy Adams and I was freaked out
 
2013-08-25 09:48:57 PM

flucto: "What the Affleck?" is the new standard for bad casting decisions.


It's definitely a questionable choice, but it remains to seen how bad it may or may not turn out to be. The going standards are still "What the LaBeouf?" or "Go back to your room, Jaden".
 
2013-08-25 11:03:17 PM

cman: Amy Acker is hotter


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2013-08-26 12:26:29 AM
They made people look like apes in Planet of the Apes, so I guess they could make Adams look like a total skank.
 
2013-08-26 12:55:48 AM

DrPainMD: They made people look like apes in Planet of the Apes, so I guess they could make Adams look like a total skank.


Lies!
 
2013-08-26 05:23:59 AM

DrPainMD: They made people look like apes in Planet of the Apes, so I guess they could make Adams look like a total skank.


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Skank?  Skank's dead!

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Don't call me skank.
 
2013-08-26 08:15:55 AM
Amy Adams can do whatever the Hell she wants.
 
2013-08-26 09:46:53 AM
She's pretty. I really liked her in the Muppets too. Something about that skirt...
 
2013-08-26 11:33:15 AM

Klippoklondike: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Riche: Adams is pushing 40, while Joplin was a charter member of Club 27

Yeah, but she still looks like she's 12. Janis looked like she was 60 when she died.

Anyway, I don't know why this (or Affleck) are so bad. Both of them are objectively better than that douchebag Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie Mercury, something mercifully cancelled.

Adams can at least act.  Affleck can not.  He can write and direct very well.  He is a terrible actor.

Even Sacha Baron Cohen is a halfway decent actor.  He was good in Hugo, one of his rare normal roles.  No idea if anyone could be a good Freddie Mercury though.


And she can sing. Roles like that win Oscars.
 
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