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Here's an extremely troubling photograph from an upcoming Samuel L. Jackson flick.

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I wonder if this film got greenlighted with nothing more than a title...

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It's like Die Hard...on a plane! ...with snakes!

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It is really wild what a phenomenon this movie has become, even pre-release. Try googling it for both images and articles. It has to be the worst film ever made and its merchandise is already through the roof. And there seem to be bloggers writing about it all over cyberspace. Some of the posts are pretty stinking hilarious, too -- everyone seems to understand that this is such a bad looking film, but it doesn't seem to matter! Do we have the next cult-status classic on our hands here? Could this be the next Rocky Horror Picture Show?

I've got to admit, even I might want the shirt, and I thought I was the greatest dumb-movie snob of them all. The snakes are making me into a sucker! I HAVE GOT TO SEE SNAKES ON A PLANE, WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE THIS?! I think I have Snakes on a Plane fever. :mrgreen:

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Think this thing will give X3 a run for its money?

-s.

PS Bizarre, too, is that Jackson is going to be in another film this summer with Christina Ricci called Black Snake Moan. Is 2006 the YEAR OF THE SNAKE?

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I want that shirt too Stef! Order two and send me one!

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I fear, Anders, that I've only given you ammo for your use in getting back at me at how often I've harassed you over the years. :unsure:

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Yeah, this is my most-anticipated Hollywood movie currently in production.

...Perhaps because it is the only movie ballsy enough to kind of admit up front that it is going to no doubt be a cheesy, lesser experience? Its title alone suggests this.

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Yep, plus the fact that it doesn't fit neatly into one of the easy boxes that characterize most of Hollywood's films these days, as it's not a sequel, spin-off, tie-in or remake. Just unabashed genre zaniness. And it's not built for the opening weekend ad/hype blitz. In other words, despite the title, it might have legs.

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Yeah, this is my most-anticipated Hollywood movie currently in production.

This better make up for Frankenfish.

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You didn't encourage me, but you didn't stop me. You tacitly ratified my decision to watch it, which just isn't the sort of things friends do.

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That's just the way it works, pal. Regrettably, I am more into "C Movies" now.

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I think I mentioned this in the X3 thread, but the opening night audience for X3 at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood came *this* close to giving the trailer for SoaP a standing ovation. Very funny experience.

"You guys don't really know who you're dealing with."

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Two or three weeks ago, a press screening for this film was booked for mid-August -- which was much more in advance than usual, though not entirely unheard of. Then, a week or two ago, the press screening was cancelled -- which was no big deal, since there was still an entire month to re-schedule it. And now, comes word that New Line is releasing the film without any critics' screenings AT ALL.

Because the fans have better dibs to this film than the critics, see.

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F-bombs galore here, so proceed with caution.

But it sounds like the hysteria at the Alamo Drafthouse last night was out of control. Harry's description may be more entertaining than the movie itself.

I want one of those Samuel Jackson ales...

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Make sure you bring along your Snakes On A Plane participation script (contains spoilers!) when you go see the movie! I wish more of my old friends still lived here in Lincoln -- this movie practically begs for group participation.

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Saw it.

Loved it.

For a film with the title Snakes on a Plane, this thing is a m*therf*&*in masterpiece.

The audience, though smaller than I'd anticipated, was so revved up it had the energy and enthusiasm of a high school pep rally. And this was a lot of fun. Think about it: how often have I complained about an audience while in a film? How often has it bugged me that they laugh at the wrong times, are too obnoxious, and don't even understand what they're getting into? But in the case of Snakes on a Plane, everyone knows what they're getting into up front. The title is the movie is the experience is the desire of the audience. Therefore all of the craziness in the crowd was the most appropriate act I've seen since the first time I saw Predator. (In much the same fashion, when I saw Predator as a teen, the packed house actually did break into a standing ovation at the end, when the smoke cleared and Aaahnold was still standing.)

They cheered from the time the title hit the screen, they cheered in the various over-the-top, hero-takes-all processions (Samuel L Jackson getting the air to work again and then shooting a large snake with a crossbow), they cheered at some of the horribly clich

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