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05.29.2008

Please, Dear God no. I know we aren't exactly best of friends and I haven't been to church in what seems like an eternity but do I (do we) deserve this kind of punishment? Brett Ratner directing a fourth BEVERLY HILLS cop movie? Seriously? Back in 1994, I went to see a sneak preview of SPEED and afterwards they told us we could stick around and see BEVERLY HILLS COP 3 for free. And to borrow a line from whatever hacky comedian invented it, the ticket was free and I still wanted my money back. It still goes down as one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Now with KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL we've seen how hard it is to make a fourth movie. But that at least had the benefit of Steven Spielberg directing. Apparently Murphy went to Paramount pitching an idea for a fourth installment and suggested Ratner direct. No word on what shenanigans Axel Foley would find himself in this time but the mere thought of it makes my head throb. Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh on BEVERLY HILLS COP 4. Perhaps Ratner will blossom into a modern day James Cameron. Perhaps Eddie Murphy still has something besides NORBIT and MEET DAVE left in his arsenal. Perhaps. But I doubt it.

Extra Tidbit: Paramount is hoping to begin filming in 2009 for a 2010 release date.
Source: Variety

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5:37PM on 05/31/2008

I'm...

...okay with it as long as it's the foul mouthed, gun wielding Axel Foley we love, and not some kid friendly version. Bring back some of the old cast as well.

Hell, I'm up for Lethal Weapon 5!!! Bring back Murtau and Riggs!!!! Lord knows Mel could use some good press, and Danny could probably use the paycheck.
...okay with it as long as it's the foul mouthed, gun wielding Axel Foley we love, and not some kid friendly version. Bring back some of the old cast as well.

Hell, I'm up for Lethal Weapon 5!!! Bring back Murtau and Riggs!!!! Lord knows Mel could use some good press, and Danny could probably use the paycheck.
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2:48AM on 05/30/2008
After seeing Indy 4 and Rambo this week, I'm wondering why studios have the need to revive series from the past 2 decades (Rocky, Die Hard, etc). While to some degree I enjoyed these long-after sequels, most of them are unnecessary and don't live up to the originals. BHC isn't nearly as good as any of these series, so count me out. Eddie Murphey should just thank his lucky stars they're planning more shrek sequals, otherwise he'd already been forgotten by the public.
After seeing Indy 4 and Rambo this week, I'm wondering why studios have the need to revive series from the past 2 decades (Rocky, Die Hard, etc). While to some degree I enjoyed these long-after sequels, most of them are unnecessary and don't live up to the originals. BHC isn't nearly as good as any of these series, so count me out. Eddie Murphey should just thank his lucky stars they're planning more shrek sequals, otherwise he'd already been forgotten by the public.
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1:53AM on 05/30/2008

NO, NO, NO, NO NO. Even the first doesn't hold up well.

Well Ratner for one thing is very overrated for one thing & have no idea why he is so big. If you rewatch any of the BHC movies you'll see even the classic 1st one doesn't hold up too well & yes the third is a turd for sure.
Well Ratner for one thing is very overrated for one thing & have no idea why he is so big. If you rewatch any of the BHC movies you'll see even the classic 1st one doesn't hold up too well & yes the third is a turd for sure.
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11:31PM on 05/29/2008

Hmmm

Ratner attached to God of War yesterday, now BHC 4 today? Jees, it seems this guy is attached to every movie in its early stages of development.

I'm half-convinced someone (his agent? publicist?) attachs his name to all these movies completely for publicity-sake.
Ratner attached to God of War yesterday, now BHC 4 today? Jees, it seems this guy is attached to every movie in its early stages of development.

I'm half-convinced someone (his agent? publicist?) attachs his name to all these movies completely for publicity-sake.
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10:16PM on 05/29/2008
This is kinda of sad,what is it with these crazy uncalled sequels?
This is kinda of sad,what is it with these crazy uncalled sequels?
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10:03PM on 05/29/2008
KC , considering Indy 4 didn't just jump a shark but a killer whale , i'm sure we'll get to see B4 jump a humpback whale , this is prob the worst idea in quite some time , the third one was not only horrendous , but i didn't even giggle mildly , not even once .

At least there was good reason to bring back Indy , and people were clamoring for at least one more installment , was. there some contingent of movie geek sadists that were secretly hoping for a 4th Beverly Hills Cop .


I think
KC , considering Indy 4 didn't just jump a shark but a killer whale , i'm sure we'll get to see B4 jump a humpback whale , this is prob the worst idea in quite some time , the third one was not only horrendous , but i didn't even giggle mildly , not even once .

At least there was good reason to bring back Indy , and people were clamoring for at least one more installment , was. there some contingent of movie geek sadists that were secretly hoping for a 4th Beverly Hills Cop .


I think there was only about 10 people that wanted a 4th one , and Murphy and Ratner are included in that total .

I'll be waiting for the Trading Places part 2 ( which would mean they are back in their original places ) and Yet another 48 hours announcements .

Somehow no matter his talent level , he's just not funny anymore , annoying but not funny , but he was perfect for the 80s .
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9:28PM on 05/29/2008
i have wanted another Beverly Hills Cop flick for so long! And i cant wait for this to come out... as for Ratner... i got no problems with him or his directing.. i like all 3 Rush Hours for what they are.. Red Dragon was awesome... people just get off on talking shit on Directors/ Movies that make them for sheer entertainment... not everything has to be some crappy art house "FIN" movie!
i have wanted another Beverly Hills Cop flick for so long! And i cant wait for this to come out... as for Ratner... i got no problems with him or his directing.. i like all 3 Rush Hours for what they are.. Red Dragon was awesome... people just get off on talking shit on Directors/ Movies that make them for sheer entertainment... not everything has to be some crappy art house "FIN" movie!
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7:09PM on 05/29/2008

holy shit!!!

Well... we can see how much higher a franchise can jump over the shark.
Well... we can see how much higher a franchise can jump over the shark.
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6:21PM on 05/29/2008
As long as it's rated R and Reinhold and Ashton will both be back I'm in.

And I think Ratner is a decent choice. His Rush Hour movies are basically the same in terms of the movie's tone. Ratner will do fine.
As long as it's rated R and Reinhold and Ashton will both be back I'm in.

And I think Ratner is a decent choice. His Rush Hour movies are basically the same in terms of the movie's tone. Ratner will do fine.
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3:16PM on 05/29/2008

stop with the caps retard

smokey, stop with the caps, makes you look even more retarded than you probably are.

Btw, I have 0 expectations for this movie, it'll probably be bad because Ratner is aweful and Murphy has no more edge, but if they pull it off, hats off.
smokey, stop with the caps, makes you look even more retarded than you probably are.

Btw, I have 0 expectations for this movie, it'll probably be bad because Ratner is aweful and Murphy has no more edge, but if they pull it off, hats off.
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2:58PM on 05/29/2008

Yeah Why not?

Well I for one,remember when Eddie was great in the action-comedy movies that he was in back in the late 80's,early 90's.Now is a different time,but with great writers and directors Eddie could possibly get back to A-list status.It has been quiet awhile since I have went to see one of his movies.But since some other popular movies from the past are making a come back;why not BHC!!
Well I for one,remember when Eddie was great in the action-comedy movies that he was in back in the late 80's,early 90's.Now is a different time,but with great writers and directors Eddie could possibly get back to A-list status.It has been quiet awhile since I have went to see one of his movies.But since some other popular movies from the past are making a come back;why not BHC!!
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2:55PM on 05/29/2008
There was a time, about 20 years ago, where this dude was the funniest man on the planet. God, what the hell happened to him? I mean, I know it was quite a while ago but how can he not look back and ask himself that same question? What a shame...
There was a time, about 20 years ago, where this dude was the funniest man on the planet. God, what the hell happened to him? I mean, I know it was quite a while ago but how can he not look back and ask himself that same question? What a shame...
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2:42PM on 05/29/2008
I was telling someone last night "Man I wish the old Eddie Murphy would come back and maybe do a Beverly Hills Cop Sequel" and I came on and walla this bit of news shows up.

I always liked the movies where Eddie didn't play all the characters and wore fat suits.
I was telling someone last night "Man I wish the old Eddie Murphy would come back and maybe do a Beverly Hills Cop Sequel" and I came on and walla this bit of news shows up.

I always liked the movies where Eddie didn't play all the characters and wore fat suits.
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2:33PM on 05/29/2008

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2 ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES IM HIGH, IM HIGH ALL THE TIME...BUT THAT DOSENT MATTER I LOVED IJ4 EVEN IF I WUZ SOBER, I SAW IT AGAIN AT WRK WHILE I WUZ SOBER AND I STILL LOVED IT! AND I EVEN LIKED BEVERLY HILLS COP 3! HERES HOPEING FOR BHC4 BUT PLZ MAKE IT RATED R!!!! IT NEEDS TO BE R RATED DAMNIT!! AND U GOTA HAVE JUDGE RHINOLD IN IT 2! OH YA AND SURGE (THE GAY FRENCH DUDE)!!! AND WE NEED A COMING TO AMERICA SEQUAL TO!!!!
2 ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES IM HIGH, IM HIGH ALL THE TIME...BUT THAT DOSENT MATTER I LOVED IJ4 EVEN IF I WUZ SOBER, I SAW IT AGAIN AT WRK WHILE I WUZ SOBER AND I STILL LOVED IT! AND I EVEN LIKED BEVERLY HILLS COP 3! HERES HOPEING FOR BHC4 BUT PLZ MAKE IT RATED R!!!! IT NEEDS TO BE R RATED DAMNIT!! AND U GOTA HAVE JUDGE RHINOLD IN IT 2! OH YA AND SURGE (THE GAY FRENCH DUDE)!!! AND WE NEED A COMING TO AMERICA SEQUAL TO!!!!
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2:28PM on 05/29/2008

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I agree with basically everything you wrote. This movie better be R though. I'm sick of sequels randomly throwing some bullshit PG-13 rating on it to appeal to a larger crowd. Hopefully Eddie Murphy hasn't completely lost his fucking mind.
I agree with basically everything you wrote. This movie better be R though. I'm sick of sequels randomly throwing some bullshit PG-13 rating on it to appeal to a larger crowd. Hopefully Eddie Murphy hasn't completely lost his fucking mind.
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1:15PM on 05/29/2008
I was flipping through the channels the other night and happened upon Ratner's X3, so I thought I'd give it another chance.

And, honestly, I was really surprised: it's actually WORSE than I'd remembered...which is fairly impressive, considering I'd remembered it being a steaming pile of $#!+.
I was flipping through the channels the other night and happened upon Ratner's X3, so I thought I'd give it another chance.

And, honestly, I was really surprised: it's actually WORSE than I'd remembered...which is fairly impressive, considering I'd remembered it being a steaming pile of $#!+.
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12:24PM on 05/29/2008
If its R rated and we see the original Axel Foley I'm all for it
If its R rated and we see the original Axel Foley I'm all for it
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12:08PM on 05/29/2008

Smokeyx20

Smokeyx20,just one question: You're not on drugs are you?

Hang on... you said you loved IJ4...

Oops sorry, forget I asked 'bout the drug thing (won't tell anyone).
Smokeyx20,just one question: You're not on drugs are you?

Hang on... you said you loved IJ4...

Oops sorry, forget I asked 'bout the drug thing (won't tell anyone).
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12:06PM on 05/29/2008

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Im with Mut on this one. Unfortunately, I feel as though this movie is being released with the intent of putting butts in seats, so likely it will take an R-rated series and end it on a PG-13 rating (ie: Die Hard). This movie will suck.
Im with Mut on this one. Unfortunately, I feel as though this movie is being released with the intent of putting butts in seats, so likely it will take an R-rated series and end it on a PG-13 rating (ie: Die Hard). This movie will suck.
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11:57AM on 05/29/2008
If it's R, I'll see it. PG-13, I won't. Simple as that.
If it's R, I'll see it. PG-13, I won't. Simple as that.
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10:40AM on 05/29/2008
I wanna know the storyline first. Beverly Hills Cop 3 wasn't that bad but wasn't that good either. The 4th installment could either reboot the franchise or just make it sink for good.
I wanna know the storyline first. Beverly Hills Cop 3 wasn't that bad but wasn't that good either. The 4th installment could either reboot the franchise or just make it sink for good.
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10:37AM on 05/29/2008
Remember when Eddie Murphy was cool? Remember when watching Coming to America was like catching a VIP pass to some really cool party? I think he really needs to fire his agent and start looking for good material. Tarantino could probably revive his career, not Ratner.
Remember when Eddie Murphy was cool? Remember when watching Coming to America was like catching a VIP pass to some really cool party? I think he really needs to fire his agent and start looking for good material. Tarantino could probably revive his career, not Ratner.
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10:12AM on 05/29/2008

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!

I CANT FREAKIN WAIT MAN!!!!!!!!! BEVERLY HILLS COP SERIESE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES EVER! BRING ON ANOTHER ONE! [link]!!!!!!!

PS: IJ4 WAS GREAT! SO LEAVE INDY OUT OF THIS!
I CANT FREAKIN WAIT MAN!!!!!!!!! BEVERLY HILLS COP SERIESE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES EVER! BRING ON ANOTHER ONE! [link]!!!!!!!

PS: IJ4 WAS GREAT! SO LEAVE INDY OUT OF THIS!
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10:03AM on 05/29/2008
Barf, barf, and double barf.
Barf, barf, and double barf.
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9:39AM on 05/29/2008

theotherness,

Stop bitching. The writers on this site always give their opinions about movies on this site. Mike was just referencing Indy 4 as being the fourth in a series and didn't even say it was bad. I also have my issues with some of the writers on this site from time to time, but Mike Sampson is top notch.

However, it is obvious that you are pretty touchy about Indiana Jones, but there's a whole other strike back column for us to give our opinion about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...so keep your
Stop bitching. The writers on this site always give their opinions about movies on this site. Mike was just referencing Indy 4 as being the fourth in a series and didn't even say it was bad. I also have my issues with some of the writers on this site from time to time, but Mike Sampson is top notch.

However, it is obvious that you are pretty touchy about Indiana Jones, but there's a whole other strike back column for us to give our opinion about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...so keep your opinion on THAT movie out the strike back at hand.
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8:41AM on 05/29/2008

UNBELIEVEABLE

Come to think of it, Paramount should just REMAKE (or reboot, reimagine whatever etc.) Beverly Hills Cop. Just replace Murphy with Andrew Dice Clay, rewrite/revise the "Ford Fairlane" screenplay and THEN have it directed by Judd Apatow. hell yeah.
Come to think of it, Paramount should just REMAKE (or reboot, reimagine whatever etc.) Beverly Hills Cop. Just replace Murphy with Andrew Dice Clay, rewrite/revise the "Ford Fairlane" screenplay and THEN have it directed by Judd Apatow. hell yeah.
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8:23AM on 05/29/2008
Another Beverly Hills Cop... GOOOOOOD
Eddie Murphy doing an adult-oriented comedy... GOOOOOD
Brett Ratner.... BAAAAAAAD
Another Beverly Hills Cop... GOOOOOOD
Eddie Murphy doing an adult-oriented comedy... GOOOOOD
Brett Ratner.... BAAAAAAAD
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8:20AM on 05/29/2008
as long as Judge Reinhold is in it and Harold Faltermeyer is doing the soundtrack, i'm sold!
as long as Judge Reinhold is in it and Harold Faltermeyer is doing the soundtrack, i'm sold!
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8:15AM on 05/29/2008

Hibbedee Hibbedee...

Dudes, I'm split down the middle. I hated Indy 4 (Lucas & Spielberg you broke my heart bitches!) but I loved Rambo 4. Get Judd Apatow to direct & Joel Silver to produce, and (as long as Eddie Murphy is stopped from playing multiple charaters in latex fat suits OR having any creative control what-so-f**kin-ever) I'll see Beverly Hills Cop 4... WITH ADIDAS ROMES ON!
Dudes, I'm split down the middle. I hated Indy 4 (Lucas & Spielberg you broke my heart bitches!) but I loved Rambo 4. Get Judd Apatow to direct & Joel Silver to produce, and (as long as Eddie Murphy is stopped from playing multiple charaters in latex fat suits OR having any creative control what-so-f**kin-ever) I'll see Beverly Hills Cop 4... WITH ADIDAS ROMES ON!
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7:52AM on 05/29/2008

Beverly Hills Rush Hour Cop 4

Let's face it. Brett Ratner is tired of looking under every rock to find where Chris Tucker hides. Eddie Murphy is public and doesn't care what script he picks, so long as he doesn't wind up on the Direct-2-DVD section.

If this movie news continues, I fully expect Jackie Chan to be involved, or some other foreign actor to team with Axel Foley.
Let's face it. Brett Ratner is tired of looking under every rock to find where Chris Tucker hides. Eddie Murphy is public and doesn't care what script he picks, so long as he doesn't wind up on the Direct-2-DVD section.

If this movie news continues, I fully expect Jackie Chan to be involved, or some other foreign actor to team with Axel Foley.
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7:22AM on 05/29/2008
In the words of the great Inspector Todd:

Don't think Axel! It makes my dick itch!!!!!
In the words of the great Inspector Todd:

Don't think Axel! It makes my dick itch!!!!!
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7:15AM on 05/29/2008
I actually like the idea of a BH4, I didn't think BH3 was all that bad despite what most people think. I still believe in Eddie Murphy and I think if he is involved in a project he actually cares about then I think he has plenty left in him. However, Brett Ratner? Immediately my interest leaves a movie once I hear the name of that wankstain and it is destined to fail. It's a shame Martin Brest's last effort was Gigli otherwise it would have been nice for him to come back as he did make some
I actually like the idea of a BH4, I didn't think BH3 was all that bad despite what most people think. I still believe in Eddie Murphy and I think if he is involved in a project he actually cares about then I think he has plenty left in him. However, Brett Ratner? Immediately my interest leaves a movie once I hear the name of that wankstain and it is destined to fail. It's a shame Martin Brest's last effort was Gigli otherwise it would have been nice for him to come back as he did make some great movies
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7:01AM on 05/29/2008
1--INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL was great, so keep your opinion on THAT movie out of the story at hand.
2--Eddie Murphy doing something a bit more "serious" than, say, NORBIT is a good thing.
3--Maybe this will be good!

God, it's a good thing JoBlo.com has such good movie news scoops - the amounts of distracting (and often pointless) opinions and junk that get posted on here are really quite annoying.
1--INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL was great, so keep your opinion on THAT movie out of the story at hand.
2--Eddie Murphy doing something a bit more "serious" than, say, NORBIT is a good thing.
3--Maybe this will be good!

God, it's a good thing JoBlo.com has such good movie news scoops - the amounts of distracting (and often pointless) opinions and junk that get posted on here are really quite annoying.
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