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Jackson in the Cradle

11.28.2007
What if Samuel L. Jackson starred in THE PACIFIER? It's a notion I'd honestly rather not contemplate, but the description of his latest project leaves me little choice.

Jackson will star in New Line's THE MAN THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, playing a live-in nanny described as "a reputed kid whisperer from the South," whatever the hell that means. He's hired to care for the four young offspring of an overworked husband, which no doubt leads to various hijinks and forced humor about bodily fluids. (I am operating under the assumption it's intended as a comedy, since the story comes from the guy who made the Ryan Reynolds restaurant flick WAITING.)

I love Jackson, but sometimes he seems to use the Christopher Walken method of script selection ("Pay me and we're cool"). At least he mixes in potentially great stuff like THE SPIRIT and IRON MAN with unmitigated garbage like XXX2 and THE MAN... He'll next be seen hunting his former fellow Jedi Hayden Christensen in JUMPER.
Extra Tidbit: The upcoming thriller CLEANER marks the third time Jackson has worked with director Renny Harlin. Third time's a charm, or three strikes?
Source: Variety

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2:07PM on 11/29/2007
I haven't seen Long Kiss, but I hear it's good. However, Deep Blue Sea might be my all-time top guilty pleasure. And, I have nothing but respect for Jackson, he makes whatever the fuck he wants. More than Walken, though, I think of Nic Cage. Seriously, the guy went from "The Weather Man" (damn good film if you haven't caught it) to "Ghost Rider", and I don't think there's a person alive over the age of eight who actually thought GH was a legitimately good film.

And to touch on the actual
I haven't seen Long Kiss, but I hear it's good. However, Deep Blue Sea might be my all-time top guilty pleasure. And, I have nothing but respect for Jackson, he makes whatever the fuck he wants. More than Walken, though, I think of Nic Cage. Seriously, the guy went from "The Weather Man" (damn good film if you haven't caught it) to "Ghost Rider", and I don't think there's a person alive over the age of eight who actually thought GH was a legitimately good film.

And to touch on the actual article for a second, after seeing Black Snake Moan, I think if they went the R rated route, this could be highly entertaining. Not that they will, but I can dream...
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12:50AM on 11/29/2007
First off, I'd like to say Harlin struck gold with Jackson when he made "The Long Kiss Goodnight." Even if most of the time Jackson was getting his ass handed to him, he still delivered the kind of one-liners that can make or break a movie.

Now onto the subject at hand. He's a "kid whisper"? At least he knows how to handle them. I hope. If it's humiliation after humiliation then forget it. (I wouldn't watch this movie anyway, I'm just saying) And it's definitely not Schmoe-friendly. I don't
First off, I'd like to say Harlin struck gold with Jackson when he made "The Long Kiss Goodnight." Even if most of the time Jackson was getting his ass handed to him, he still delivered the kind of one-liners that can make or break a movie.

Now onto the subject at hand. He's a "kid whisper"? At least he knows how to handle them. I hope. If it's humiliation after humiliation then forget it. (I wouldn't watch this movie anyway, I'm just saying) And it's definitely not Schmoe-friendly. I don't think so anyway. But it sounds like he's supposed to be a male Supernanny or something. Which in my opinion beats out the badass who finds himself in the unenviable position of taking care of some restless youngsters.
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12:33AM on 11/29/2007

WHOA IS ME!

Wow this sounds like it'll make an awesome Blockbuster double bill with WEAPON. Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that they're both directly released on DVD the same day.
Wow this sounds like it'll make an awesome Blockbuster double bill with WEAPON. Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that they're both directly released on DVD the same day.
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