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Movie Goer Files Lawsuit over “Drive” Starring Ryan Gosling #movies #michigan #theaters #film

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What good are movie trailers and movie reviews for if people don't watch and read them? Ryan Gosling’s thriller “Drive” allegedly lacks so much action that it caused a woman who saw this movie at the Emagine theater in Michigan to sue. The distributor of this film and the movie theater are both the targets of a disgruntled movie goer’s lawsuit because “Drive” had little to no driving scenes, did not resemble that of a chase or racing film such as “Fast and the Furious” and instead contained lots of anti-Semitic messages, according to the NY Times.

The woman also has plans to try and turn this into a class action suit so other movie goers unhappy with “Drive” can join her in these complaints. I can’t help but wonder if this lawsuit is more about her claims that the film depicts racism toward people of Jewish faith than it is about Ryan Gosling’s scenes not comparing to Vin Diesel’s speed.....especially since Emagine theater offered to refund the cost of her movie ticket.

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If every movie goer who felt mislead or offended by a movie that they watched took distributors and theaters to court, our judicial system would have more problems than it already does and be more backed up due to silly things like this “Drive” situation that takes up time and resources of law officials that could be better spent dealing with cases involving thieves, murderers, assailants, corporate corruption and other crimes.

I know people who were upset and unfulfilled after watching “Shutter Island” in movie theaters because the movie is confusing. Now while some would gladly welcome a $12 refund from Leonardo DiCaprio, these movie goers are certainly not suing Paramount Pictures. You know what they did instead? They didn’t buy the DVD when it came out and they probably won’t recommend “Shutter Island” to their friends. Fair enough?

Was "Drive" that bad, or is this woman and her lawsuit out of line?

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As silly as this “Drive” lawsuit is, it has almost perfect timing because Ryan Gosling is the King Dong of October!

Join me in saying “so long” to Leonardo DiCaprio, who dominated my blog over the last few months and “hello” to Ryan Gosling who will be the new least for the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more Gosling-centered posts during the rest of the month.

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Filming in the Nude #atthemovies #movierentals #amblogging

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Happy Columbus day everyone! As a result of my tardiness last week, Dale at Smurfin the Web was kind enough to get a Monday Movie Meme rolling with some great sports movies. Today, I present to you this week’s brand spankin’ (no pun intended, you just wait and see) new meme topic.....In the Buff. Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies about nudity and/or movies featuring naked characters. Make sure to visit the blogs of fellow participants. You may learn about a new weekend film to watch. Here are my selections for In the Buff.

I Am a Sex Addict

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Having not watched this movie in some time, I don’t remember if there is full-on nudity in this movie but there is at least partial nudity and scenes that suggest that the characters are naked. It has funny moments but the story can be kind of sad sometimes...I mean, what is funny about addiction? Nothing. This movie may disturb some viewers, depending on what you can take watching or not but those that want a little primer are welcome to read my previous “I Am a Sex Addict” review. The description of this film is self-explanatory but those who still need more details can check out Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon, etc. or whatever tickles your fancy, ha!

Hannah Takes the Stairs

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I still cannot figure out what is the significance of two main characters sitting in a bathtub naked, playing musical instruments. Maybe the scene is intended to show how they finally realized that they have a lot in common, but, I can’t help but wonder if some of the scenes in this movie were unnecessary in relation to the overall plot. “Hannah Takes the Stars” is about a woman trying to find herself in a new career while also dealing with workplace politics and relationships.

Kissing on the Mouth

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The “Hannah Takes the Stairs” director made this movie as well. I liked that one better because “Kissing on the Mouth” didn’t seem to have an interesting plot. Well, that and the fact that this has to be the only movie I’ve ever watched that made me wonder “Is there a reason that I have to watch this chick shave her pubes?” and “What does this have to do with the story?” but I will give it props for being able to find an audience, develop fans and launch the careers of many who worked on the film.

What films would YOU add to an In the Buff category?


The State of King Dong and Leonardo DiCaprio Days of Summer #amblogging #amwriting

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In July, I sent out a call for nominations and votes on men who are fit to succeed actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the throne during the month of August in my King Dong series here on this blog. I nominated three guys including Ron Weasley (played by Rupert Grint in the Harry Potter films), Ryan Gosling and Ben Affleck and Herman Turnip of Terrible Analogies placed Jason Statham, Denzel Washington and Jude Law in the running to be King Dong of August.

Since no one else voted for his or her own selections or added a vote to any of the six people that we nominated, the person highlighted this month will be chosen at random. Here's how we'll also keep the series up to there won't be any missing months (August & September) this year after King Dong relaunched during Arlee Bird's A to Z Challenge.

Despite the fact that he is not exactly everybody’s actor of choice, Leonardo DiCaprio is officially the King Dong of Summer 2011 since he was the most recent one to be crowned and reigned for so long. The King Dong of October will be revealed this week after I log the names into’s list randomizer and find out who I will be blogging about for the next couple of weeks.

Until then, I hope everyone is having an entertaining Columbus day weekend!

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