Red Tails

 

Love him, hate him, or just ignore him, one has to admit that Glenn Beck is an entertainer. Usually the best parts of his shows are when he goes into one of his patented raving rants. One of Beck’s Radio Show’s more interesting rants led him to say that George Lucas should be tried for movie crimes, not only for what he has done to a beloved franchise, but also for producing “Red Tails.”

Glenn Beck took a few moments from his usual show time of railing against big government, the Obama administration and lawmakers who ignore the U.S. Constitution to add George Lucas to the list of things that irritate him.

Beck went on a two-segment rant Monday against Lucas during his radio show, heard by some 8 million people daily, where he joked that the filmmaker deserves prison time for his portrayal of the Tuskegee Airmen in Red Tails. And because at least three of the Star Wars movies stunk and Lucas has been making them worse with each re-release.

Lucas took the gun out of the hand of Han Solo “and replaced it with flowers, I don’t know what,”

he said, referencing the “Han shot first” controversy. Then he added:

“Next version, why don’t you replace it with good acting.”

“Here’s an idea,”

Beck said,

“why don’t the people at your little ranch, why don’t they use all the CGI to make you go away — with all your influence. You’re wrecking good movies.

“I don’t know how he does it,” Beck said. “Is that the Industrial Light and Magic you’re always talking about, George? You can take somebody like Natalie Portman and all of a sudden she’s awful on screen? Awful!”

Beck said he saw the 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace over the weekend, and was stunned at how irritating Jake Lloyd was as a young Anakin Skywalker.

“He could have gotten any kid – any kid – Jesus. Jesus could have been teaching at the temple, on the stairs, and they could have said, ‘Hang on, we’ve been looking for you because George Lucas wants you to play Anakin Skywalker,’ and Jesus would have said yes to that. Who does he get? He gets the worst actor on the planet.”

“This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life,”

On Red Tails, Beck said:

“We can’t get past the George Lucas conversation here in the studio. I would like him at least tried for movie crimes. I’m not going for the death penalty, but you could talk me into it.”

“I can’t get past it,”

Beck said.

“I saw Red Tails, which is one of the best stories, and I think all of the Tuskegee Airmen should come back and just riddle his compound.”

Beck hits a lot of the nails (that fans have been bitching and moaning about for years) right on the head when it comes to George Lucas’s movie making and changes made to the franchise.

What did you think about his rant?

Agree, or Agree to Disagree? 

Via: THR ( The Hollywood Reporter) 

Bryan Cranston in Talks for ‘World War Z’

Bryan Cranston used to be “that dad” from Malcom in The Middle, but since his star lit up with AMC’s Breaking Bad everyone wants a piece. Dudes got 5 films coming out this year, and even after being forced to drop out of Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad the stellar actor is in negotiations to join World War Z, Marc Forster‘s adaptation of Max Brooks‘ acclaimed novel.

While Cranston’s role has yet to be revealed, it has been described as a “small but flashy” role. If he does sign on (please do) Bryan will join fellow stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Brad Pitt, as United Nations employee Gerry Lane. Told as a series of series of first-person anecdotes collected by Pitt’s UN worker character. It’s a safe bet that Bryan will be part of one of these first-person stories, contributing a personal account.

Bryan already has a very big work schedule ahead of him, which includes Red Tails, John Carter, Rock of Ages, Total Recall, and Argo (the project he picked over Fleischer’s movie). On top of that he’s still working on the series that made him a household name in the past few years, a series that has earned him three Emmy awards. Does this man have Red Bull in his veins, it’s like he never stops for a breather. He just gets up, walks to make-up and comes out fresh as a daisy- like a boss.

Subtitled An Oral History of the Zombie War, the book takes place in an apocalyptic future in which mankind is fighting back against the zombie threat.

Via: /Film