Monday, January 09, 2006

Mamo #28: The Star System

Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun. We shall do the next best thing! Examine the stars, and whether or not they actually make or break movies the way Hollywood thinks they do. Is Cruise worth his price? What about Carrey? Who's making more than they deserve, and who's making less? It's a Mamotacular mix-up, as always!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

Hey guys. Looking forward to listening to #28 this weekend. Just wanted to stop by and wish you guys a movie-filled New Year! Let's get some Mamo product out there in '06! I wants a longsleeved Mamo tee dammit (and possibly a mug too if possible)!

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

Sorry to be cluttering up your comments but now I've actually had a listen...

For a prediction for 'soon to be a huge draw': Ryan Reynolds.

When Van Wilder and Blade Trinity came out it could have been a fluke but Just Friends cements his immensely likable screen persona.

Interestingly another draw in the comedy stakes are the duo of John Cho and Kal Penn of Harold and Kumar fame. Their charismatic performances have made H&K one of my favourite dumb comedy films. Just consider that versus Kutcher and Scott in Dude, Where's My Car.

I think of the two leads Penn has the edge on star potential. But as the two would never be trusted to open a movie in competition with each other (or seemingly at all) I guess this will have to remain an untested hypothesis.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys I loved your last show. The Brad Pitt thing has always made me upset. He was getting 20 million dollars just because he a beautiful man. Julia Roberts at one point was still getting 12-15 while Brad was getting 20. That's sexism and stupid because Brad can never open a film the way Julia does.

Ky

4:18 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Leo: I just don't get Ryan Reynolds. It was like Hollywood declared him a star before he'd even done anything, and now he's just trying to catch up. I dunno. We'll see...

And yes, I'll take Cho and Penn in just about anything.

And I'm with you on the long-sleeve Mamo t's!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

FWIW What I get out of Reynolds is that he sits perfectly both in and outside the action in his movies able to be in a scene and tipping the audience a wink at the same time. This kind of thing is so often mugging at the audience but Reynolds seems to have mastered the art of 'mugging without mugging'.

Over here he was never declared a star. So I guess it might be that his presence in a movie has always been a surprise to me. He was the best thing about Blade: Trinity which isn't saying much. His real test will be if he stays likeable in a more likeable film. As at present his attitude tends to poke fun at the rubbish he's given to act in.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Uri said...

Somehow I like Reynolds also, even though most of his movies are not that great. :)

2:08 PM  

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