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(Uproxx)   "Hey guys, you know what we should remake? "Private Benjamin" But let's have Rebel Wilson as the star for some unknown reason. Sounds like box office gold if you ask me"   (uproxx.com) divider line 130
    More: Fail, Rebel Wilson, Larry The Cable Guy, Happy Madison, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Goldie Hawn, remakes, Academy Award  
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2014-05-07 11:49:42 PM  
I thought she was playing the John Candy role. Oh wait, that's Stripes.
 
2014-05-07 11:51:07 PM  
In theory that is a terrible idea. But Rebel Wilson. So I'll withhold judgement.
 
2014-05-08 12:25:56 AM  
Jesus Christ would you guys stop remaking EVERYTHING???
 
2014-05-08 12:31:11 AM  
Eh. I'll watch it. I like Rebel Wilson.

"And my real name is Fat Patricia."
 
2014-05-08 12:31:21 AM  

SundaesChild: In theory that is a terrible idea. But Rebel Wilson. So I'll withhold judgement.


The presence of Rebel Wilson actually makes me more wary.  She's just grating and annoying.  Get Jennifer Lawrence of Anna Kendrick and we can talk.
 
2014-05-08 12:33:19 AM  

bingethinker: I thought she was playing the John Candy role. Oh wait, that's Stripes.


The description made me think Stripes more than PB.
 
2014-05-08 12:34:25 AM  
Who?

Seriously, I don't know who that is ...

/I don't WANNA google!
 
2014-05-08 12:37:17 AM  
she should remake the bathroom scene from Full Metal Jacket
 
2014-05-08 12:37:56 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: "And my real name is Fat Patricia."


i ain't ashamed..i loved that movie.
 
2014-05-08 12:41:05 AM  
I remember walking out of that movie in the theater
 
2014-05-08 12:47:16 AM  

mr lawson: ecmoRandomNumbers: "And my real name is Fat Patricia."

i ain't ashamed..i loved that movie.


I really liked it too.  Rebel Wilson worked in it because she played a secondary bit part.  I see her like Tom Arnold - she can be great in a supporting role, but making her the headliner is a recipe for disaster.
 
2014-05-08 12:48:52 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: SundaesChild: In theory that is a terrible idea. But Rebel Wilson. So I'll withhold judgement.

The presence of Rebel Wilson actually makes me more wary.  She's just grating and annoying.  Get Jennifer Lawrence of Anna Kendrick and we can talk.


Can't decide whether you meant "get Jennifer Lawrence OFF Anna Kendrick", or "get Jennifer Lawrence   OR Anna Kendrick "

Either scenario is OK with me.
 
2014-05-08 12:49:38 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Jennifer Lawrence of Anna Kendrick


i'd watch jennifer lawrence of anarabia too
 
2014-05-08 12:50:54 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: mr lawson: ecmoRandomNumbers: "And my real name is Fat Patricia."

i ain't ashamed..i loved that movie.

I really liked it too.  Rebel Wilson worked in it because she played a secondary bit part.  I see her like Tom Arnold - she can be great in a supporting role, but making her the headliner is a recipe for disaster.


yeah....it will really depend on the script and the director for her to shine as a lead.
 
2014-05-08 12:53:09 AM  
Let's just make this an Anna Kendrick thread.

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2014-05-08 12:53:11 AM  

HawgWild: Who?

Seriously, I don't know who that is ...

/I don't WANNA google!


Some actress.  The only thing she's been in that I've even seen is Ghost Rider and I don't remember her.

And she's apparently fat.

HTH
 
2014-05-08 12:54:55 AM  

gfid: HawgWild: Who?

Seriously, I don't know who that is ...

/I don't WANNA google!

Some actress.  The only thing she's been in that I've even seen is Ghost Rider and I don't remember her.

And she's apparently fat.

HTH


here
 
2014-05-08 12:55:10 AM  

mr lawson: Let's just make this an Anna Kendrick thread.

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She reminds me a lot of a younger Mary Louise Parker, which, IMO, is a good thing.
 
2014-05-08 01:01:01 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: mr lawson: Let's just make this an Anna Kendrick thread.

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She reminds me a lot of a younger Mary Louise Parker, which, IMO, is a good thing.


she reminds me of Alyssa Milano, only more fun. Her twitter account is hilarious.
/why yes I am being the creepy old guy
 
2014-05-08 01:06:49 AM  
They're really just sending her to boot camp until she's skinny.
 
2014-05-08 01:08:33 AM  
I believe they're actually remaking it as a courtroom drama and Pvt Benjamin dies in the opening scene after a one mile run on the first day of boot camp. They have to figure out if it was a heart attack or something more sinister. I read the script and the climactic scene is a real bombshell.

Nicholson: You want answers?
Cruise: I want the truth!
Nicholson: YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Cruise: Did you order the code red?
Nicholson There was no god damn code red! She was just really fat! We live with arteries and those arteries have walls! Who's gonna guard them, you? You Lieutenant Weinberg?
Cruise: Oh...well that works. The defense rests.
Judge Abe Lincoln: Case dismissed! PARTY ON DUDES
Nicholson: Hey everybody, we're all getting laid!
 
2014-05-08 01:08:59 AM  
yeah, that annoying chick. Not only is it not going to be on my list because of the remake aspect, if she is in it I won't even download it.
 
2014-05-08 01:11:41 AM  

mr lawson: Her twitter account is hilarious.


to wit:

I don't get why girls paint the "Chanel" symbol on their nails... I could tattoo it on my ass but it don't mean I'm fancy.


You can't just ask people if they're strippers" - real things my friends say to me.

I don't think I completely washed out my conditioner this morning so I'm gonna throw on some sweats call this day a win.

"Kill Bill: Part 1 is brought to you by Snuggles Scent Boosters" How is this real life??????

Burned my thumb on set today. iPhone fingerprint ID won't work. Pretty sure I can get away with murder as long as I only use my thumb.
 
2014-05-08 01:11:41 AM  

bingethinker: I thought she was playing the John Candy role. Oh wait, that's Stripes.



That's really mean of you to say that.  You are bad and you should feel bad.

/I LOL'd.
 
2014-05-08 01:14:33 AM  
Who the f*ck is Rebel Wilson?

*clicks*

OH HELL NO!!
 
2014-05-08 01:18:23 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Who the f*ck is Rebel Wilson?

*clicks*

OH HELL NO!!



Meh.

"Private Benjamin" isn't exactly a favorite movie of mine, so I really don't care if they do a remake.

However......

IIRC, there was a story a while back about a "Beverly Hills Cop" remake/reboot/whatever.....now that pissed me off.
 
2014-05-08 01:21:01 AM  

mr lawson: Let's just make this an Anna Kendrick thread.

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She has a girl next door quality that I like, and I thought she was great in that Clooney film, "Up In the Air." Has she done anything lately? If so, I missed it.
 
2014-05-08 01:25:03 AM  

Mark Ratner: She has a girl next door quality that I like, and I thought she was great in that Clooney film, "Up In the Air." Has she done anything lately? If so, I missed it.


pitch perfect
 
2014-05-08 01:25:45 AM  
 
2014-05-08 01:26:08 AM  
Goldie was uber hot in her day.

In Private Benjamin she bared the ass.
 
2014-05-08 01:36:52 AM  
I'm sure I've seen Private Benjamin once or twice on broadcast TV in the past, but I remember next to nothing.

Rebel Wilson seems somewhat funny, in my limited exposure to her.  But she's an Aussie, and in this movie she's a Redneck?  Ehhhh, that may not work well.
 
2014-05-08 01:42:07 AM  

mr lawson: Mark Ratner: She has a girl next door quality that I like, and I thought she was great in that Clooney film, "Up In the Air." Has she done anything lately? If so, I missed it.

pitch perfect


Rapture-palooza also just arrived on Netflix recently. Haven't seen it yet, but it looks like fun.
 
2014-05-08 01:42:48 AM  
The first time I saw Rebel Wilson I thought it was Matt Lucas in drag.
 
2014-05-08 01:46:58 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Eh. I'll watch it.


And there, in a nutshell, is why Hollywood keeps cranking out one vapid turd after another.
 
2014-05-08 01:52:22 AM  

The_Sponge: IIRC, there was a story a while back about a "Beverly Hills Cop" remake/reboot/whatever.....now that pissed me off.


wasn't that supposed to be starring Eddie Murphy?
 
2014-05-08 01:57:10 AM  
According to her weight height and age she is 100lbs over the acceptable recruiting weight. Unless her weight watcher ads are current, then she is only 67lbs out.
 
2014-05-08 02:03:29 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Eh. I'll watch it. I like Rebel Wilson.

"And my real name is Fat Patricia."


Look, I like Rebel Wilson too, but the original plot was that she was a spoilt princess. Does that make any sense to this?
 
2014-05-08 02:11:54 AM  
No one is this project's target demo has any damn clue what that movie is.
 
2014-05-08 02:19:59 AM  

HawgWild: Who?

Seriously, I don't know who that is ...

/I don't WANNA google!


She played "Annabelle", Eek's girlfriend.

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2014-05-08 03:00:52 AM  
I will pay good* money for someone to brutally murder Rebel Wilson. She is the single least funny thing to ever crawl on this planet.

/Australian, so I've had to put up with her being rammed into my field of vision for over a decade now.

*Upto, and including, $7AU
 
2014-05-08 03:21:29 AM  
I'm not kidding or exaggerating....The first time I ever saw Rebel Wilson, I thought she was a man in a fat suit.

I'm not trying to be mean. That's actually what I thought.
 
2014-05-08 03:43:47 AM  

Mark Ratner: mr lawson: Let's just make this an Anna Kendrick thread.

She has a girl next door quality that I like,


While Rebel Wilson has a house next door quality that I don't.
 
2014-05-08 03:56:54 AM  
For tax reasons.
 
2014-05-08 03:57:50 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Mark Ratner: mr lawson: Let's just make this an Anna Kendrick thread.

She has a girl next door quality that I like,

While Rebel Wilson has a house next door quality that I don't.


LAUGHTER OL
 
2014-05-08 04:08:51 AM  
She, or her character, was the reason I turned off Pitch Perfect 10 minutes in, twice.  Absolutely not funny.  I finally bore through to enjoy most of the rest of the movie because so many people kept talking it up. Glad I did but trying to ignore her on screen was quite the chore. It was all look-at-me-I'm-fat-and-making-shiatty-jokes-about-it attention whoring. Just, no.

/go enjoy Pitch Perfect, though.
 
2014-05-08 04:10:36 AM  
The article also mentions a remake of Big Trouble in Little China.  It's such an odd movie, I don't see how.  Jack Burton was the perfect hero without a clue.
 
2014-05-08 04:41:30 AM  
I first saw Rebel Wilson in Bridesmaids (her scenes)

been in love with her ever since.
 
2014-05-08 05:31:40 AM  

Mad_Radhu: mr lawson: Mark Ratner: She has a girl next door quality that I like, and I thought she was great in that Clooney film, "Up In the Air." Has she done anything lately? If so, I missed it.

pitch perfect

Rapture-palooza also just arrived on Netflix recently. Haven't seen it yet, but it looks like fun.


Yeah it is a nice laugh and she is in a tight little white dress near the end.
 
2014-05-08 05:59:55 AM  

borg: The first time I saw Rebel Wilson I thought it was Matt Lucas in drag.


In Bridesmaids, right? It just made sense!
 
2014-05-08 07:03:22 AM  
What I don't like about Reel Wilson is EVERY joke is "Look at me, I'm fat and in a ridiculous situation"

I know that's not a novel idea (Chris Farley) but it's boring.

Just like seeing Betty White say something "urban" and outrageous.
 
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