Movie Jail Relay Race


First off, a big “thank you” to Chris @ Filmhipster for passing the baton to me on this peculiar, virtual relay race.

The Movie Jail Relay Race was started by Nostra from My Filmviews  and Terrence from The Focused Filmographer.  These are the rules:

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 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 2 things

1 – Give a defense attorney argument defending the plaintiff

2 – 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.

There must always be 10 people in Movie Jail.

The current inmates in Movie Jail are:

Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer


Katherine Heigl


Shia LaBeouf


Damon Lindelof


Paul W.S. Anderson


James Spader


Lindsay Lohan


Dane Cook


Kevin Smith


Vince ‘Shoot me in the Head’ Vaughn


The Participants (so far):

1. My Filmviews / The Focused Filmographer

2. Cinematic Corner

3. And So It Begins…

4. Surrender to the Void

5. Cinematic Paradox

6. The Cinematic Spectacle

7. Being Norma Jean

8. Defiant Success

9. …let’s be splendid about this

10. Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions

11. Aziza’s Picks

12. Flixchatter

13. i luv cinema

14. Public Transportation Snob

15. The Warning Sign

16. 3 Guys 1 Movie

17. Cutting Edge Creativity


19. Morally Oblogatory

20. Knights of Mars Roundtable

21. Head In A Vice

 22. MikesFilmTalk

23. Cinema Schminema

24. Isaacs Picture Conclusions

25. Hard Ticket to Home Video

26. filmhipster

27. Committed to Celluloid


I chose to free:


Damon Lindelof
This will not be a popular choice, I know. And I have said before that Cowboys and Aliens (which he wrote) is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. But I just can’t let one of the men responsible for Lost to be in jail. Prometheus had plotholes the size of the Nostromo, but it was also one of the most enjoyable movies of 2012 (not my favorite of the year, but definitely the one I’ve seen the most). Star Trek: Into Darkness looks pretty solid. Plus, his tweets are funny. So there.

My choice for imprisonment is:

Anna Faris
It pains me to stick Anna Faris in jail, it really does. The woman is hilarious and very pretty. She should be a huge star. But she’ll never be one because she’s hell-bent on starring in the worst tripe imaginable. Aside from Brokeback Mountain and Lost in Translation (bit parts in both of them), I dare you to name one genuinely good movie she’s been in. Nothing? Exactly. She’s the epitome of bad choices. So long, Anna Faris. You had your chance.

I now pass the torch on to Joe Giuliano at Two Dude Review!