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December 11, 2008 | Comments ()


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Talk About "Uncool"

What Has Two Thumbs and Doesn't Give a Sh*t? / Dustin Rowles

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My God, how obnoxious has Jennifer Aniston become? She’s still working on that “fresh start.” Jesus. Actually, I blame her less than I blame the coverage of her. She’s doing another round of press this month, ahead of the release of Marley and Me — a movie about the violent, inhumane death of a misbehaving puppy dog — and they’re still making everything about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Aniston’s desire to have kids and … Goddamn, is it possible to care less? But the woman doesn’t seem to be doing a lot to kill the tabloid coverage. She just provokes that shit. Whatever. I’m annoyed. I’ll let it go.

What’s more annoying, really, is Gerard Butler’s insistence on starring in romantic comedies or opposite romantic-comedy actresses. Dude could be one of the best action stars of our day, and he does Nim’s Island or P.S. I Love You or, worst still, The Ugly Truth opposite Katherine Heigl, which is about the violent, inhumane death of a Rainbow Killer.

Next up: Butler is starring opposite Aniston as a bounty hunter. I can’t tell if this is a romantic comedy that Butler is miscast in, or if it’s an action thriller that Aniston has been miscast in (see, also, Derailed). The logline: “A bounty hunter (Butler) is hired to retrieve his ex-wife (Aniston), who has skipped bail.”Genius! Andy Tennant (Hitched) will direct, which suggest romantic comedy. However, Sarah Thorpe, who wrote the (terrible) crime thriller, Twisted (starring Ashley Judd and Sam Jackson) is attached as writer, which suggests thriller.

It’s hard to say which it is. But it doesn’t really matter — Butler is outnumbered 3-1 among less talented principals, so it’s bound to suck. The movie is still untitled. I’m thinking: Useless Waste of $10.




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