The splendid and lovely Ruth passed the baton for blogathon-thingy on to me.
„It's time to put some movie people in jail. The object is to give a prosecutor's argument as to why these movie people belong in 'Movie Jail' whether it be for violating the integrity of the content source of one of their films, or being a sell-out, just making bad movies overall, getting worse as time goes on or not being in a good movie for many years.
The baton will be passed to another blogger who will have to do the following - in order to free someone from movie jail, they have to do two things:
Give a defence attorney argument defending the plaintiff
Pay bail: the cost of which is another case for the court and a prosecutor's argument against the actor/director of their choice that will replace the one set free.
Then make sure to list those who have passed the baton before you.
There must always be ten people in Movie Jail. “
Prisoners right now
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
So, Ruth added Todd Phillips here which is perfectly understandable. Hangover is one of my favourite comedies, but we all know what came after that.
I know, I know. He's not what he used to be. And I haven't even seen many of his old films. Nevertheless, I don't think Cruise deserves to be in the movie jail (we could talk about other jails). Perhaps it's the effect that Eyes Wide Shut had on me this weekend, but I really think somebody should give him another chance. I mean, that guy can act!
... And even if he'll never do anything else, don't you think that the Mission:Impossible series are some of the most entertaining action franchises ever?
I throw in...
For making the worst romantic comedies in the world. This guy is spamming German viewers with bad films that he directs, and in which he always plays the main character with his penetrating nasal voice. Preferably his children are in these movies too. But that's what (most) people like around here.
He also tried his luck in Hollywood - you may remember him from Inglorious Basterds (one of his best performances really) or other tiny roles that foreign actors accept while they could direct a blockbuster with themselves in the leading role in their home country.
Anyway, Til Schweiger and his films need to leave - fast!
I pass the baton to...
Diana from Aziza's Picks. Have fun!