Monday, April 30, 2007

Annoying movie gets sequel

From bloody disgusting, "He's not really the ghost with the most without Michael Keaton attached, but Moviehole.net reports that Warner Home Video is still prepping Beetlejuice 2 for a direct-to-video release sometime next year without hilm. We've been reporting for years now that a sequel has been in the works, it just didn;t sound like it would ever come into fruition. "With Warner Premiere, we're creating an additional stream of new, high-quality, 'fan-ready' DVDs that will be supported by top-notch marketing to help them standout in the increasingly crowded marketplace," says Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. What do you guys think? post your comments inside.

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8 comments:

Jordan said...

You know, I never saw Beetlejuice and I almost certainly never will. Every single clip I've seen, joke I've heard quoted or still image I've looked at makes the movie about as appetizing as rancid milk.

On the plus side, though, it IS a Tim Burton movie...oh wait.

JPX said...

You're instincts are correct!

JohnnySweatpants said...

That's hilarious. I've never seen Beetlejuice either and feel the same way. Isn't it a musical?

You'd think it would be great as it's the first movie he made after Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

Jordan said...

I specifically remember the day in college when a bunch of people were going off the see Beetlejuice and they asked me to come along. I declined. "Why?" they asked. I explained that I did not want to see the movie, based on the little newspaper ad in the Chicago Tribune and maybe a 30 second TV spot. They shrugged, and left. Two hours later they all came back and I asked how the movie was. They all gave me variations of "You were right"/"You are smart"/"It was bad" etc. Then we all had a late lunch.

JohnnySweatpants said...

Just what is it exactly that enrages me so much about that picture? I think it has to do with the fact that Michael Keaton is so aware of the kookiness of his character. It's like he's showing off and nobody likes a showoff.

Ok, now I think I just talked myself into renting the stupid movie as I love things that I find repellent.

Jordan said...

Also, Beetlejuice is what gave Burton the weird notion that Michael Keaton is "his actor" the way that De Niro is "Scorsese's actor" (and obviously led to him casting him in Batman).

Which, actually, turned out fine...but you see what I mean. Now Scorsese has moved on to DiCaprio and Burton has moved on to Johnny Depp...

Octopunk said...

Like any Tim Burton movie, Beetle Juice has some worthy moments: some of the production design, “dead people” gags, a few stop-motion sequences. But you’re correct, all of you.

I usually assign any Tim Burton movie a percentage in my head, and that percentage represents the amount that he was really into making the movie. The rest of the theoretical 100% is the part of the the movie that just sort of happened. Beetle Juice gets a score of 35%.

I’d rate Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Ed Wood and maybe Big Fish as his only 100 percenters. Sleepy Hollow gets 84%. Mars Attacks gets 17%.

Octopunk said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a good one, too. I give it a 93%.