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Dec. 9, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

The Case

The Prosecution: Yogi Bear, War, Inc., I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Shortcut to Happiness, Christmas with the Kranks, 50 First Dates, White Coats, Unconditional Love, Loser, Crossroads, Pearl Harbor, Blues Brothers 2000, Celtic Pride, Exit to Eden

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Dan Aykroyd has starred in and written some classic comedies in his career, but the prosecution is fed up with seeing the actor in films that are unworthy of his talents, and the constant, unnecessary talk about another Ghostbusters movie.

Besides voicing the titular character in the abysmal Yogi Bear, Mr. Aykroyd hasn't had that many lead roles as of late. The prosecution would be fine with the actor having smaller parts if he was appearing in good films, however movies with the actor lately have been pretty terrible. Did Mr. Aykroyd only appear in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry or Fifty First Dates to help his SNL buddy Adam Sandler?

Starring in a couple of Adam Sandler films isn't enough to send someone to Movie Jail though. If that was the case, Steve Buscemi would have been sent to prison a long time ago. But Mr. Aykroyd simply doesn't pick good projects. War, Inc., Christmas with the Kranks, Unconditional Love, and Loser were panned by critics, and White Coats didn't even get a theatrical release. And why the f*ck was he in Crossroads?

Maybe if Mr. Aykroyd didn't spend so much time dicking around with Ghostbusters 3 he'd have better movies in his filmography. Are there really no other projects he could be working on? But Mr. Aykroyd isn't on trial because of a movie that hasn't been made yet; he stand before you today because we aren't sure if we even want a third Ghostbusters at this point, and we don't have that much confidence in Mr. Aykroyd. Remember Blues Brothers 2000? Do you want that to happen to the Ghostbusters franchise? The prosecution doesn't, and we believe the only way to prevent that from happening is by sending Mr. Aykroyd to Movie Jail.

The Defense: Behind the Candelabra, The Campaign, Bright Young Things, Evolution, The House of Mirth, Antz, Grosse Pointe Blank, Tommy Boy, My Girl, Coneheads, Sneakers, Chaplin, My Girl, Ghostbusters 2, Nothing but Trouble, The Great Outdoors, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers

Ladies and gentlemen, I have two names for you: Elwood Blues and Raymond Stantz. There is no way you send the man who helped create and played those characters to Movie Jail. Have recent films with Mr. Aykroyd been below his talents? Maybe a few, and obviously Yogi Bear was for the paycheck, but he was hilarious in The Campaign, and was damn fine in HBO's Behind the Candelabra. In fact, the defense feels Mr. Aykroyd is actually very underrated when it comes to drama. People forget how good he was in films like My Girl and Chaplin.

However, Mr. Aykroyd is more known for his comedies and (lately) for always bringing up Ghostbusters 3 every couple of months. Most are sick of hearing about a third film, especially if Bill Murray isn't going to be in it. But the defense believes Mr. Aykroyd doesn't want to do Ghostbusters 3 for financial reasons, or talk about it in every interview for the attention. No, we think Mr. Aykroyd truly loves the property, and believes there should be another film. For the record, Mr. Aykroyd would love to have Bill Murray back, but he's the one that doesn't want to. Now, Mr. Murray may have his reasons, and some will say another film definitely shouldn't happen without him. But once again, there's a reason why Mr. Aykroyd wants Ghostbusters 3 to be made, and the defense feels his intentions are pure.

Mr. Aykroyd is still a tremendous comedic actor and writer, and the defense believes he can deliver with not only Ghostbusters 3, but other future projects as well.

IN CLOSING...

Should Dan Aykroyd be sent to Movie Jail? Do his previous glories outweigh his recent failures? Do you trust him with Ghostbusters 3, or will he muck it up like he did with Blues Brothers 2000? Is Dan Aykroyd  GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

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*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyways, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Rob Cohen has been found GUILTY of all charges. Although some jury members had the director's back during last week's trial, most felt his most recent films Alex Cross, Stealth and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor were just too terrible to ignore, and now he'll be sharing a cell with Brett Ratner in Movie Jail.

PREVIOUS VERDICTS

GUILTY Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Vince Vaughn, Tim Burton, The Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, Jessica Alba, Ice Cube, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Marlon Wayans, Julia Roberts, M. Night Shyamalan , Katherine Heigl , Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Tyler Perry, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Happy Madison Productions, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Willis, Paul W.S. Anderson, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brett Ratner, Rob Cohen

NOT GUILTY Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Nic Cage, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Wes Craven, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez, Kristen Stewart, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Smith, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Milla Jovovich, John Singleton, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Brian De Palma, Jerry Bruckheimer, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake, Freddy Krueger (Halloween Special), Johnny Knoxville, Orlando Bloom, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Extra Tidbit: Who should stand trial next week? Share your suggestions for actors, directors and writers below with your verdict!
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12:18PM on 12/09/2013

NOT GUILTY!

This guy is Ray Stantz, Elwood Blues, Roman Craig, Beldar, Doctor Detroit, Louis Winthorpe III, Austin Millbarge, Joe Friday, Mother Roskow and Ray Zalinsky, among others. Naked Jamie Lee Curtis climbed into bed with him. He created Ghostbusters. He partied with Belushi. He banged Carrie Fisher. And Donna Dixon. He returned for the Ghostbusters video game and keeps the dream of GB3 alive. He sells vodka that comes in a glass skull. Oscar nominee. Second City alum. SNL alum. Has two different
This guy is Ray Stantz, Elwood Blues, Roman Craig, Beldar, Doctor Detroit, Louis Winthorpe III, Austin Millbarge, Joe Friday, Mother Roskow and Ray Zalinsky, among others. Naked Jamie Lee Curtis climbed into bed with him. He created Ghostbusters. He partied with Belushi. He banged Carrie Fisher. And Donna Dixon. He returned for the Ghostbusters video game and keeps the dream of GB3 alive. He sells vodka that comes in a glass skull. Oscar nominee. Second City alum. SNL alum. Has two different colored eyes. Once played Ray Stantz and got Bill Murray to play Peter Venkman for a terminally ill child who wanted to meet the Ghostbusters. Oh yeah, and he's Dan. Aykroyd.
Why the fuck is this even a Movie Jail topic? Who approves this?
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12:37PM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty, because who will pick up Jake Blues when he finally gets out?

Dan Aykroyd, is a crazy person. That's for certain. And I love that. His cameos and small roles lately are usually the silver-linings to the crap movies he's in. And then when you stick a news camera or a microphone in front of him, it's ... it's just a thing of beauty.

Also, Crystal Head Vodka - stupidly expensive. Filtering it through diamonds doesn't really do anything, (except make it exceptionally New Age-y) but it also doesn't taste like Lighter Fluid ... so there's that.
Dan Aykroyd, is a crazy person. That's for certain. And I love that. His cameos and small roles lately are usually the silver-linings to the crap movies he's in. And then when you stick a news camera or a microphone in front of him, it's ... it's just a thing of beauty.

Also, Crystal Head Vodka - stupidly expensive. Filtering it through diamonds doesn't really do anything, (except make it exceptionally New Age-y) but it also doesn't taste like Lighter Fluid ... so there's that.
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10:33AM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty.....ALL HAIL DOCTOR DETROIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What was wrong with his role in 50 First Dates? It was a very small part but he was great. He even mentions how their memory loss research facility is funded by Callahan Motors/Industries out of Sandusky Ohio......and awesome Tommy Boy tribute.
What was wrong with his role in 50 First Dates? It was a very small part but he was great. He even mentions how their memory loss research facility is funded by Callahan Motors/Industries out of Sandusky Ohio......and awesome Tommy Boy tribute.
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8:28AM on 12/09/2013
Not guilty. Driving Miss Daisy should be somewhere in the defense; he provided very good support to Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.
Not guilty. Driving Miss Daisy should be somewhere in the defense; he provided very good support to Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.
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8:24AM on 12/09/2013
I need to watch sneakers again. That's such a good movie.
I need to watch sneakers again. That's such a good movie.
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8:32AM on 12/09/2013
Oh I Love that movie!
Oh I Love that movie!
11:19AM on 12/09/2013

Not guilty

Why are certain films always left out in this column? Spies Like Us and Trading Places nowhere to be found?!
Why are certain films always left out in this column? Spies Like Us and Trading Places nowhere to be found?!
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12:58AM on 12/10/2013
"Trading Places" is one of his best no doubt.
"Trading Places" is one of his best no doubt.
11:13AM on 12/09/2013

Just finished the Liberace movie

He still has it, NOT GUILTY
He still has it, NOT GUILTY
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8:35AM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

And what about Trading Places?
not forgetting the 'hey that's Dan Aykroyd' cameo in Temple of Doom

Shame Movie Jail isn't real, it would mean Mr Ratner wouldn't get to direct the PG13 Beverly Hills Cop IV.
And what about Trading Places?
not forgetting the 'hey that's Dan Aykroyd' cameo in Temple of Doom

Shame Movie Jail isn't real, it would mean Mr Ratner wouldn't get to direct the PG13 Beverly Hills Cop IV.
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8:11AM on 12/09/2013

Not guilty...

And no mention of Trading Places?!?!?!?
And no mention of Trading Places?!?!?!?
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7:42AM on 12/09/2013

REALLY CLUTCHING AT STRAWS FOR THIS ARTICLE

ERRRRR No, this is a joke right? If it isn't then a definite NOT GUILTY from me
ERRRRR No, this is a joke right? If it isn't then a definite NOT GUILTY from me
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7:29AM on 12/09/2013
Not guilty. His roles as of late are minor roles at best. For me, if he's guilty, he'll be only be guilty of Blues Brothers 2000. As for Ghostbusters, at this point I'm not holding my breath but it's Aykroyd's pet project so I'll see it when i see it.
Not guilty. His roles as of late are minor roles at best. For me, if he's guilty, he'll be only be guilty of Blues Brothers 2000. As for Ghostbusters, at this point I'm not holding my breath but it's Aykroyd's pet project so I'll see it when i see it.
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1:31PM on 12/09/2013

Not Gulity

How can you not mention Trading Places or Driving Miss Daisy in t he Defense? Terrible choice for Movie Jail
How can you not mention Trading Places or Driving Miss Daisy in t he Defense? Terrible choice for Movie Jail
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1:01AM on 12/10/2013

Not Guilty

I think he's done enough good works in years' past to make up for the shambles his career is right now. I mean come on, the man helped give us Ghostbusters and Sneakers, and the defense didn't even mention Trading Places, Driving Miss Daisy, Dragnet, or freakin' Spies Like Us!
I think he's done enough good works in years' past to make up for the shambles his career is right now. I mean come on, the man helped give us Ghostbusters and Sneakers, and the defense didn't even mention Trading Places, Driving Miss Daisy, Dragnet, or freakin' Spies Like Us!
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8:00PM on 12/09/2013

You Should Be Thrown In Jail

For thinking Nothing But Trouble is a good film lol.
For thinking Nothing But Trouble is a good film lol.
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2:21PM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

Just happened to watch 'Trading Places' again this weekend. Dan Aykroyd gets a lifetime pass from me.
Just happened to watch 'Trading Places' again this weekend. Dan Aykroyd gets a lifetime pass from me.
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1:02PM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

In this case I feel as though the prosecution is really trying to string together minor pieces to prove him guilty. Most of the roles you put forth are all just minor roles. You are holding a man responsable for what, Blue Brothers 2000? A movie made almost 14 years ago? The man given us a good run of laughs and he deserves to do whatever he damn well pleases at this point. Oh and try to keep in mind this when you talk smack about a GB3 possibility. Who are we fans to tell a man who has
In this case I feel as though the prosecution is really trying to string together minor pieces to prove him guilty. Most of the roles you put forth are all just minor roles. You are holding a man responsable for what, Blue Brothers 2000? A movie made almost 14 years ago? The man given us a good run of laughs and he deserves to do whatever he damn well pleases at this point. Oh and try to keep in mind this when you talk smack about a GB3 possibility. Who are we fans to tell a man who has tried so HARD to get a third one out for the better part of 20 some years that we don't want it? What consitutes "we" any way? A majority on this site and a few people who love to complain about every possible film sequel? We seem to forget about the die hard fans who actually want this to happen. Let the man live his dream and give him a chance. Doesn't he deserve that much?
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12:00PM on 12/09/2013

Not guilty.

I'll be honest, this was hard. I was scanning over the case, ready to convict for his more recent crimes in Adam Sandler movies and insistence on revisiting Ghostbusters one more time in the hopes of rediscovering his youth, when I realized, I love this guy! Even in War, Inc., in which I thought he was one of the more valuable players. And while I thought The Campaign squandered a lot of its potential, one thing it got right was Aykroyd and John Lithgow as the Motch brothers (basically the
I'll be honest, this was hard. I was scanning over the case, ready to convict for his more recent crimes in Adam Sandler movies and insistence on revisiting Ghostbusters one more time in the hopes of rediscovering his youth, when I realized, I love this guy! Even in War, Inc., in which I thought he was one of the more valuable players. And while I thought The Campaign squandered a lot of its potential, one thing it got right was Aykroyd and John Lithgow as the Motch brothers (basically the Dukes from his own Trading Places).

I know Dan Aykroyd has flirted with retirement, and currently seems obsessed with getting Ghostbusters 3 off the ground (which I just don't have much interest in, despite my love of the first movie), but even in some of the bad movies I've seen him in, he's usually pretty good. One thing though, I'd like to see him take on more dramatic roles. He's very good at doing drama, and it would at least beat some of the piss poor excuses for comedies that he's taken on in recent years.
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11:12AM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

He's had some significant misses, but they're outweighed by his successes. Dan is a comedic great, and I don't want to put him jail for trying.
I think the defense put it best; Dan's a good guy who does good work. Some times he swings and misses, but you can't hit be a home run king without significant strikeouts.
Also, he makes a solid vodka.
He's had some significant misses, but they're outweighed by his successes. Dan is a comedic great, and I don't want to put him jail for trying.
I think the defense put it best; Dan's a good guy who does good work. Some times he swings and misses, but you can't hit be a home run king without significant strikeouts.
Also, he makes a solid vodka.
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10:18AM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

This was a tough one, but his career has gone better than most aging comedians' careers.
This was a tough one, but his career has gone better than most aging comedians' careers.
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9:08AM on 12/09/2013

NOT GUILTY

Every now and then I read this feature. Of all the ones I've read, I think this has had the weakest case put forward by the Prosecution. Seems like it was more about GB3 than anything else - honestly, it feels like whoever put the case forward didn't really think he was guilty either :o)
Every now and then I read this feature. Of all the ones I've read, I think this has had the weakest case put forward by the Prosecution. Seems like it was more about GB3 than anything else - honestly, it feels like whoever put the case forward didn't really think he was guilty either :o)
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8:37AM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

Lost much of his appeal in his older years, but the guys resume speaks for itself. From SNL to everything in between has been great from Mr.Aykroyd... also not mentioned in the defense, the Canadian movie "The Arrow".
Lost much of his appeal in his older years, but the guys resume speaks for itself. From SNL to everything in between has been great from Mr.Aykroyd... also not mentioned in the defense, the Canadian movie "The Arrow".
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1:56AM on 12/10/2013

POPCORN!!!!!!!

NG I guess, sure he has some stinkers but who at his age with as many films under his belt like he has doesn't? He is a likeable guy.
NG I guess, sure he has some stinkers but who at his age with as many films under his belt like he has doesn't? He is a likeable guy.
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11:47AM on 12/09/2013

Not guilty

Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters 1 & 2, 1941, Trading Places... I've even kinda liked Blues Brothers 2000. He doesn't have a great career full of amazing films but with only Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters, he has contributed so much to pop culture.
Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters 1 & 2, 1941, Trading Places... I've even kinda liked Blues Brothers 2000. He doesn't have a great career full of amazing films but with only Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters, he has contributed so much to pop culture.
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10:54AM on 12/09/2013

NOT GUILTY

Nowhere near it.
Nowhere near it.
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10:53AM on 12/09/2013

Not guilty

He has simply done too much great work to be found guilty. He is yet another victim to that aging star thing that affects so many older actors, in that there is not a huge pool of roles for him to choose.
He has simply done too much great work to be found guilty. He is yet another victim to that aging star thing that affects so many older actors, in that there is not a huge pool of roles for him to choose.
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9:13AM on 12/09/2013

Not guilty

Movie Jail, this weeks defendant Jesse Giroux.
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8:19AM on 12/09/2013

NOT GUILTY!

This dude has such a storied career it is unreal. There's bound to be a few bad movies, I think the prosecution list is a little stacked and I've always felt a bit subjective. To put it simply the man is a Ghostbuster, that is more than enough to absolve him of any other wrong doings. NOT GUILTY!
This dude has such a storied career it is unreal. There's bound to be a few bad movies, I think the prosecution list is a little stacked and I've always felt a bit subjective. To put it simply the man is a Ghostbuster, that is more than enough to absolve him of any other wrong doings. NOT GUILTY!
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11:59AM on 12/09/2013

Not Guilty

The guy chooses the projects he chooses, he's created some infallible classics and if he wants to be selective and obsessive twenty-five years past his prime, more power to the guy.
The guy chooses the projects he chooses, he's created some infallible classics and if he wants to be selective and obsessive twenty-five years past his prime, more power to the guy.
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5:45PM on 12/10/2013
Not guilty and why are we judging based on movies he's barely in?
Not guilty and why are we judging based on movies he's barely in?
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8:34AM on 12/10/2013

Not Guilty Yet

This case shouldn't be brought before the movie jail court while Ghostbusters 3 is still up in the air. If it happens and he nails it he's earned his freedom. If it arrives as a turkey then he'll have earned his jail time. If it just never happens - well maybe that will be to his credit or to his detriment - only time will tell. For now, though, he should be Not Guilty.
This case shouldn't be brought before the movie jail court while Ghostbusters 3 is still up in the air. If it happens and he nails it he's earned his freedom. If it arrives as a turkey then he'll have earned his jail time. If it just never happens - well maybe that will be to his credit or to his detriment - only time will tell. For now, though, he should be Not Guilty.
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5:12AM on 12/10/2013

Neighbors??

Nobody's mentioned Neighbors. Hoo boy, was that movie terrible. Man. That said, he's NOT GUILTY.
Nobody's mentioned Neighbors. Hoo boy, was that movie terrible. Man. That said, he's NOT GUILTY.
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9:24PM on 12/09/2013

NOT GUILTY

Blues Brothers 2000, 50 First Dates and Pearl Harbor are all thoroughly entertaining films in my book and the fact that Driving Miss Daisy isn't even listed is shameful. Not all his films are great and not all his performances are great, but he's a comedic legend to my generation. Very few actors can spew out witty dialogue at break neck speeds the way he can (Tommy Lee Jones does it for dramatic effect, Dan does it for comedic effect). Here's hoping he finds a solid leading role soon that puts
Blues Brothers 2000, 50 First Dates and Pearl Harbor are all thoroughly entertaining films in my book and the fact that Driving Miss Daisy isn't even listed is shameful. Not all his films are great and not all his performances are great, but he's a comedic legend to my generation. Very few actors can spew out witty dialogue at break neck speeds the way he can (Tommy Lee Jones does it for dramatic effect, Dan does it for comedic effect). Here's hoping he finds a solid leading role soon that puts him back on top.
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7:37PM on 12/09/2013
Not guilty. His bad films are mostly harmless and forgettable, but the great ones have become classics and very quotable. Yes, it would be nice to see him in a few better, bigger roles, but I still think there's not enough to send him to movie jail.
Not guilty. His bad films are mostly harmless and forgettable, but the great ones have become classics and very quotable. Yes, it would be nice to see him in a few better, bigger roles, but I still think there's not enough to send him to movie jail.
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8:04PM on 12/09/2013
You think a movie that says it's ok to bully people into thinking like you, and, a homophobic movie disguised as pro-gay, are "harmless and forgettable"?
You think a movie that says it's ok to bully people into thinking like you, and, a homophobic movie disguised as pro-gay, are "harmless and forgettable"?
4:28PM on 12/09/2013

NOT Guilty

He is definitely not guilty, but he should be brought in and told to stop annoying us with talk about GB3, specially if its never going to happen. His career from SNL to the early 90's has been great...but as of late he cant seem to find a good role. While I believe he still has funny talent left, he needs to find some project to channel his talent better.
He is definitely not guilty, but he should be brought in and told to stop annoying us with talk about GB3, specially if its never going to happen. His career from SNL to the early 90's has been great...but as of late he cant seem to find a good role. While I believe he still has funny talent left, he needs to find some project to channel his talent better.
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2:08PM on 12/09/2013

Guilty!!!

Sometimes ya gotta stand tall and take your 'down votes' like a man...
However, ANYONE even remotely involved with the abortion that was Caddyshack II goes to movie jail...
This is something I feel strongly about, and he should've known better...
Sometimes ya gotta stand tall and take your 'down votes' like a man...
However, ANYONE even remotely involved with the abortion that was Caddyshack II goes to movie jail...
This is something I feel strongly about, and he should've known better...
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2:51PM on 12/09/2013

GUILTY. BUT NOT BECAUSE OF GHOSTBUSTERS 3.

It'll most likely be bad (like most sequels made decades later), but we can't use it as an arguement when we're talking about what he has already done. Besides, it COULD be good. And we can't assume his intentions,

Like you said he can be good in dramas, like MY GIRL. And that's why he's Guilty: He wastes his talent in abominations like YOGI BEAR. And CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS had such terrible messages (made obvious by the character HE played) that it actually harmed society. No, really.
It'll most likely be bad (like most sequels made decades later), but we can't use it as an arguement when we're talking about what he has already done. Besides, it COULD be good. And we can't assume his intentions,

Like you said he can be good in dramas, like MY GIRL. And that's why he's Guilty: He wastes his talent in abominations like YOGI BEAR. And CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS had such terrible messages (made obvious by the character HE played) that it actually harmed society. No, really. I'm sure there are people who decided to follow those messages. And while he was O.K. in THE CAMPAIGN and CHAPLIN, those roles could've been played by anyone. And his role in BEHIND THE CANDELABRA was as forgettable as his roles in LOSER (which I actually liked) and PEARL HARBOR.

Give me all the thumbs down you want, but I'm gonna say it anyway: I think GHOSTBUSTERS is overrated. It wasn't THAT funny and the effects already looked dated by the mid-90s. And the sequel wasn't bad either but it was more of the same. Dan was good in both, and he was one of the highlights of 50 FIRST DATES, and the saving grace in "CHUCK" & "LARRY" and CROSSROADS. But that doesn't outweigh the bad. By the way, why is CONEHEADS in the Defense? It was a one-joke movie and Dan just repeated his performances from S.N.L. Acting in a sketch and acting in a movie are very different things.
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2:38PM on 12/09/2013

GUILTY

even though i don't see dr. detroit listed in the defense, he's GUILTY. hasn't done anything of note in a very long time, and he needs to shut the hell up about GB3.
even though i don't see dr. detroit listed in the defense, he's GUILTY. hasn't done anything of note in a very long time, and he needs to shut the hell up about GB3.
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5:41PM on 12/09/2013

Guilty

First off, I wish to defend the dumb but not terrible 'Yogi Bear'. He did a good voice and sounded a lot like the original cartoon character. Plus, there are some solid lines and jokes. Compared to the 'Alvin' or 'Scooby-Doo' movies (the less said about 'The Smurfs' the better for everyone) it's far better. That doesn't make it great, just passable and good for kids.

Onto the main event: Akroyd is very guilty. Yes, he has created some of the best comedies/ comedic characters ever, but he's
First off, I wish to defend the dumb but not terrible 'Yogi Bear'. He did a good voice and sounded a lot like the original cartoon character. Plus, there are some solid lines and jokes. Compared to the 'Alvin' or 'Scooby-Doo' movies (the less said about 'The Smurfs' the better for everyone) it's far better. That doesn't make it great, just passable and good for kids.

Onto the main event: Akroyd is very guilty. Yes, he has created some of the best comedies/ comedic characters ever, but he's been slumming for way too long. If he was putting out new work, that'd be something, but he isn't trying at all. He's appeared in shit film after shit film (for the most part) for too long. He wrote amazing films, why isn't he doing that now? Chevy Chase was heading down a similar road, but was able to get himself out. Akroyd is far more talented, but no longer has the drive to get himself out of this rut. That's why he's guilty.
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12:59PM on 12/09/2013

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Please, no one kill me... he was wonderful in Behind the Candelabra, which for me just reinforces why he is guilty. The man is clearly squandering his talents and has been for a long time. I'm not saying he should never be in anything else again--I'm saying he needs to start picking way better roles!
Please, no one kill me... he was wonderful in Behind the Candelabra, which for me just reinforces why he is guilty. The man is clearly squandering his talents and has been for a long time. I'm not saying he should never be in anything else again--I'm saying he needs to start picking way better roles!
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