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Posts Tagged ‘Roger Vadim’

The Year’s Worst Movie Title

Like most sane moviegoers, Entertainment Weekly writer Clark Collis initially reacted to news of a new Uwe Boll film called Blubberella the same way he would to the prospect of a Joaquin Phoenix documentary. But it turns out a plan by the “craptastic filmmaker” to make a fat female superhero tale with Lindsay Hollister is dead serious.

Collis is uniquely qualified when it comes to the writing transom of EW on Uwe. Back in 2006, the journalist was deemed a “p*ssy” by the filmmaker after being ordered to abandon the idea of participating in the 2006 critics-vs.-Boll boxing match extravaganza known as “Raging Boll.”

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Will Rose McGowan Be the New Barbarella?

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Is Rose McGowan the new Barbarella? According to Spencer Morgan, Universal doesn’t see her the same way her beau, director Robert Rodriguez, does.

Universal Studios has backed out of backing the movie, whose budget a source pegged at nearly $100 million. Rodriguez told the NY Observer:

He said Universal would still be happy to fund the picture for $60 million, but that he was shopping it around to other studios in the hopes of getting more money. Mr. Rodriguez is known for his ability to make movies cheaply, but believes it will be difficult with Barbarella since much of the film takes place in outer space, and “we don’t want the movie to look like the original,” he said.

Don’t forget the original 1968 Barbarella found the pre-feminist Jane Fonda directed by then-husband Roger Vadim.