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May. 27, 2013by:

Movie Jail

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

Paul Walker

The Case

The Prosecution: Meet the Deedles, The Skulls, Timeline, Into the Blue, Eight Below, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, The Lazarus Project, Takers, Vehicle 19

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the prosecution believes Movie Jail was created specifically for actors like Paul William Walker IV and will prove to you that the actor is more than deserving of a cell. Some inmates of Movie Jail are guilty of appearing in a few too many bad movies while other actors are just guilty of not having enough talent. Mr. Walker is guilty of both charges.

If you take a look at Mr. Walker's filmography the actor hasn't really appeared in that many films but an overwhelming number of them are bad. The prosecution might be able to look past Meet the Deedles due to childhood nostalgia but films like The Skulls, Timeline and Into the Blue are just too terrible to be ignored. His most recent films outside of Fast and Furious have been just as awful, such as The Death and Life of Bobby Z, The Lazarus Project and Takers. The prosecution has also heard that Vehicle 19 is spectacularly bad.

Speaking of Fast and Furious the prosecution believes Mr. Walker only receives work today because of the franchise, yet the actor is probably the least significant part of the series. While Mr. Walker's character might be "important" to the film's story the prosecution feels that very few people saw Fast and Furious 6 over the weekend solely because of the actor and Mr. Walker is probably at least sixth or seventh on the list of reasons why people went to see the film. The point the prosecution is trying to make: Mr. Walker needs Fast and Furious but they do not need him. And the few times Mr. Walker has appeared in a halfway decent movie he is typically the weakest actor in the film or just very, very bland.

Bottom line: Mr. Walker is a sub-par actor that doesn't pick the best films to appear in and is incredibly lucky the Fast and Furious franchise is still standing and that they still want him in those movies. The prosecution rests.

Paul Walker

The Defense: Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, She's All That, Joy Ride, Running Scared, Flags of Our Fathers, The Fast and Furious series

Ladies and gentlemen this may seem like a slam dunk case to the jury and the prosecution but the defense wants all of you to take a closer look at Mr. Walker's career. While no one is going to say some of his films and roles from the 90s are Oscar worthy, the actor was actually pretty good as Freddie Prinze Jr.'s scummy friend in She's All That and even better as the injured starting quarterback from Varsity Blues. The defense wants to also make it clear that we feel that Mr. Walker is very underrated in Pleasantville.

The prosecution listed off some of Mr. Walker's worst movies but every actor has a few shit stains on their resume and the defense would argue that for as bad of an actor the prosecution claims Mr. Walker to be that there should be more terrible films to his credit. It's not like Mr. Walker sold his soul to romantic comedies long ago or is still stuck playing a high school/college student even though he's 39. Joy Ride and Running Scared are both solid films and the prosecution is pretty sure that if Mr. Walker's acting was really an issue Clint Eastwood would never have cast him in Flags of Our Fathers.

The defense also wishes to point out that Mr. Walker has other passions besides acting: he is also a car enthusiasts and loves marine biology. In fact he joined the Board of Directors of The Billfish Foundation in 2006 and also starred in the National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White in 2010 where he spent seven days tagging great white sharks. So maybe the actor doesn't have that many film credits because he simply enjoys other things in life. The Fast and Furious franchise is obviously very lucrative for the actor and it probably means that Mr. Walker doesn't have to appear in a half dozen movies a year just to survive.

Did Mr. Walker luck out? Perhaps but you can't fault him for that and in Hollywood you need all the luck you can get sometimes. And if having one franchise under his belt means the actor is free to pursue other things he enjoys in life, shouldn't we just be happy for Mr. Walker instead of trying to tear him down? I'm sure many members of the jury wouldn't mind being stuck in a similar situation so remember that as you decide Mr. Walker's fate.

Paul Walker

IN CLOSING...

Is Paul Walker guilty of being a bad actor that also appears in bad movies or is he a limited actor just trying to get by? Is Mr. Walker's filmography a reflection of his talents or typical of that of a working actor? And can any film from the actor's career make up for Timeline? We ask you the jury: is Paul Walker GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

STRIKE BACK BELOW WITH YOUR VERDICT!

*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?

Paul Walker

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Jason Statham

In last week's trial of Jason Statham, the jury has found the actor NOT GUILTY of all charges. Most of the jury agreed that while it would be nice to see Mr. Statham branch out just a little bit, you do know what you're going to get each time you watch a film with the actor and there's not a damn thing wrong with that. Mr. Statham doesn't appear in films where he bumps into a girl on the street and they fall in love or suddenly has to take care of a small child and hijinks ensue. Mr. Statham is an action star and more importantly, OUR action star. The prosecution is currently hiding from Mr. Statham in an undisclosed location.

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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

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1:33AM on 05/27/2013
Guilty. Even when he's in good movies, he's never the reason for it being so. Of bland Hollywood pretty boys, he's not nearly as entertaining as Channing Tatum nor as singularly bold as Keanu Reeves.

If we're gonna (rightly) throw Jessica Alba in the slammer, feminism demands we do the same for her equally cardboard Into The Blue costar.
Guilty. Even when he's in good movies, he's never the reason for it being so. Of bland Hollywood pretty boys, he's not nearly as entertaining as Channing Tatum nor as singularly bold as Keanu Reeves.

If we're gonna (rightly) throw Jessica Alba in the slammer, feminism demands we do the same for her equally cardboard Into The Blue costar.
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1:42AM on 05/27/2013
Yeah, TarantinoDork has it right - if Jessica Alba is headed to movie jail, so should he. There's just nothing really special about him as an actor and he's not particularly exciting or compelling to watch.

Suggestions for future actors to take the stand: Milla Jovovich, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight.
Yeah, TarantinoDork has it right - if Jessica Alba is headed to movie jail, so should he. There's just nothing really special about him as an actor and he's not particularly exciting or compelling to watch.

Suggestions for future actors to take the stand: Milla Jovovich, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight.
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9:05PM on 05/27/2013
Well, a cursory glance at his screen credits brings up things like Anaconda, Bratz the Movie, Four Christmases, An American Carol/ Big Fat Important Movie, The Karate Dog (?) and of course Baby Geniuses 2. So I guess while he hasn't done as many bad films as, say, Robert DeNiro, there are still some questionable "gotta pay the bills" roles ins his resume. He'll probably be voted "not guilty", but I think it might be interesting to see him on the Movie Jail stand anyhow.
Well, a cursory glance at his screen credits brings up things like Anaconda, Bratz the Movie, Four Christmases, An American Carol/ Big Fat Important Movie, The Karate Dog (?) and of course Baby Geniuses 2. So I guess while he hasn't done as many bad films as, say, Robert DeNiro, there are still some questionable "gotta pay the bills" roles ins his resume. He'll probably be voted "not guilty", but I think it might be interesting to see him on the Movie Jail stand anyhow.
8:31PM on 05/27/2013
While I don't agree with his politics at all, Jon Voight is far from deserving of being put on trial.
While I don't agree with his politics at all, Jon Voight is far from deserving of being put on trial.
10:27AM on 05/27/2013

not guilty

Running scared is one of the best movies ever made. Just because of that he gets a pass. Plus into the blue was a guilty pleasure of mine as a teen.
Running scared is one of the best movies ever made. Just because of that he gets a pass. Plus into the blue was a guilty pleasure of mine as a teen.
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10:30AM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

But I'm biased since I worked with him on the set of 2 Fast 2 Furious. He's a really, really nice guy. Look. It's not like he rapes Hollywood movies like Adam Sandler does. He makes movies that are appropriate for him ie films in which the character won't necessarily impact the overalls film watching experience. Cut the guy some slack.
But I'm biased since I worked with him on the set of 2 Fast 2 Furious. He's a really, really nice guy. Look. It's not like he rapes Hollywood movies like Adam Sandler does. He makes movies that are appropriate for him ie films in which the character won't necessarily impact the overalls film watching experience. Cut the guy some slack.
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10:32AM on 05/27/2013

Guilty...

Bland as hell, even in the decent movies. Sure he's cool but I think he brings nothing to the movies he's in. He's had the luxury of a cool supporting cast for the most part through his career.
Bland as hell, even in the decent movies. Sure he's cool but I think he brings nothing to the movies he's in. He's had the luxury of a cool supporting cast for the most part through his career.
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10:32AM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

But I'm biased since I worked with him on the set of 2 Fast 2 Furious. He's a really, really nice guy. Look. It's not like he rapes Hollywood movies like Adam Sandler does. He makes movies that are appropriate for him ie films in which the character won't necessarily impact the overalls film watching experience. Cut the guy some slack.
But I'm biased since I worked with him on the set of 2 Fast 2 Furious. He's a really, really nice guy. Look. It's not like he rapes Hollywood movies like Adam Sandler does. He makes movies that are appropriate for him ie films in which the character won't necessarily impact the overalls film watching experience. Cut the guy some slack.
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10:44AM on 05/27/2013
Not guilty. Check him out in Running Scared. He's an average guy who I can believe he's got caught up in lousy situation. Not guilty.
Not guilty. Check him out in Running Scared. He's an average guy who I can believe he's got caught up in lousy situation. Not guilty.
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10:46AM on 05/27/2013

case should be dismissed

He's never been good, he's never been bad. Always just plain bland. The guy never had any great potential, so he could never fuck up his good reputation. But I've also never seen him in a film that would have been better if his part would have been played by another actor. So end result to me is, he is way too insignificant to even waste a movie trial on.
He's never been good, he's never been bad. Always just plain bland. The guy never had any great potential, so he could never fuck up his good reputation. But I've also never seen him in a film that would have been better if his part would have been played by another actor. So end result to me is, he is way too insignificant to even waste a movie trial on.
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10:52AM on 05/27/2013
Can anyone tell me where Johnny Moreno is ?
Can anyone tell me where Johnny Moreno is ?
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12:12PM on 05/27/2013
I don't think anyone knows the details(and if anyone does I'd like to know as well!). But it seems like Jim Law and Johnny Moreno got fired, cause both of them aren't listed as Joblo staff anymore and the podcast suddenly got cancelled a couple of weeks ago. My monday's have been terrible ever since.
I don't think anyone knows the details(and if anyone does I'd like to know as well!). But it seems like Jim Law and Johnny Moreno got fired, cause both of them aren't listed as Joblo staff anymore and the podcast suddenly got cancelled a couple of weeks ago. My monday's have been terrible ever since.
10:54AM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

He's not guilty. His character is one of my favorite parts about Fast and the Furious and the guy was really solid in the criminally underrated Running Scared (which like someone said below is like one of the best movies ever).

I've also enjoyed Varsity Blues, Pleasantville, Joy Ride, Into The Blue, and Flags of our Fathers. He's a charismatic actor and I think he is really good in the right role, but maybe he's just being lazy or not trying hard enough until the Fast and Furious franchise
He's not guilty. His character is one of my favorite parts about Fast and the Furious and the guy was really solid in the criminally underrated Running Scared (which like someone said below is like one of the best movies ever).

I've also enjoyed Varsity Blues, Pleasantville, Joy Ride, Into The Blue, and Flags of our Fathers. He's a charismatic actor and I think he is really good in the right role, but maybe he's just being lazy or not trying hard enough until the Fast and Furious franchise is over.

So yeah not guilty for me.
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2:09PM on 05/27/2013
Thank you! A fellow brother who likes running scared. Too bad we get downvoted for it.
Thank you! A fellow brother who likes running scared. Too bad we get downvoted for it.
11:19AM on 05/27/2013
Joy Ride is solid.
Joy Ride is solid.
10:58AM on 05/27/2013
Guilty, for the reason that he is not the reason people see the films he is in. His presence does not sell tickets. Sure he has Fast Five and 6 but those are The Rock's and Vin Deisel's movies. He has gotten better and he has had some good performances but no stand outs. At this point in his career he should have at least have a few.
Guilty, for the reason that he is not the reason people see the films he is in. His presence does not sell tickets. Sure he has Fast Five and 6 but those are The Rock's and Vin Deisel's movies. He has gotten better and he has had some good performances but no stand outs. At this point in his career he should have at least have a few.
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10:59AM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

The only thing he has going for him is F&F franchise. Even then, it's Paul Walker playing Paul Walker.
The only thing he has going for him is F&F franchise. Even then, it's Paul Walker playing Paul Walker.
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11:04AM on 05/27/2013

WTF?!!?

She's All That is a POSITIVE and Eight Below is a NEGATIVE? That is bass ackwards, people. NOT GUILTY!
She's All That is a POSITIVE and Eight Below is a NEGATIVE? That is bass ackwards, people. NOT GUILTY!
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11:12AM on 05/28/2013
Wait...has violentcop never heard the saying "bass ackwards" before? Whoa...
Wait...has violentcop never heard the saying "bass ackwards" before? Whoa...
1:11PM on 05/27/2013
That's no typo, friend. I would've gone with nucking futs but didn't think of it till now. Thanks for the kudos!
That's no typo, friend. I would've gone with nucking futs but didn't think of it till now. Thanks for the kudos!
12:13PM on 05/27/2013
bass ackwards? I can't figure if it's just a typo or you're just awesome and hilarious. Anyhow gave me a chuckle.
bass ackwards? I can't figure if it's just a typo or you're just awesome and hilarious. Anyhow gave me a chuckle.
11:11AM on 05/27/2013
Not....
Sigh... The defendants just arent interesting anymore
Not....
Sigh... The defendants just arent interesting anymore
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11:37AM on 05/27/2013

No brainer.

The man couldn't be guiltier.
The man couldn't be guiltier.
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11:39AM on 05/27/2013
I liked Eight Below. Other than that only three of the six Fast and Furious movies were good. So... Guilty. Vin holds the franchise anyway.
I liked Eight Below. Other than that only three of the six Fast and Furious movies were good. So... Guilty. Vin holds the franchise anyway.
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11:42AM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty

This is a tough one but I'll give him a pass because the Fast & Furious franchise is so much damn fun. I always liked Flags Of Our Fathers and I thought Takers was decent.
This is a tough one but I'll give him a pass because the Fast & Furious franchise is so much damn fun. I always liked Flags Of Our Fathers and I thought Takers was decent.
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11:47AM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

I'll say not guilty even though he mainly only does Fast & Furious type of movies nowadays. But heck at least they are good movies. And I must admit Timeline is a good movie to watch from time to time.
I'll say not guilty even though he mainly only does Fast & Furious type of movies nowadays. But heck at least they are good movies. And I must admit Timeline is a good movie to watch from time to time.
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11:58AM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Terrible actor. I remember first seeing him in the original Fast and Furious and thinking WTF? I know women want bimbos just as men do, but damn, this guy is worse than Pam Anderson. At least she has a personality.
Terrible actor. I remember first seeing him in the original Fast and Furious and thinking WTF? I know women want bimbos just as men do, but damn, this guy is worse than Pam Anderson. At least she has a personality.
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12:01PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Of being Khoa.
Of being Khoa.
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12:02PM on 05/27/2013
Not guilty. He's a good actor but people just think of him as "that guy from the Fast and the Furious."
Not guilty. He's a good actor but people just think of him as "that guy from the Fast and the Furious."
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12:15PM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty

Running Scared and the F&F series is enough to give him a pass
Running Scared and the F&F series is enough to give him a pass
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12:16PM on 05/27/2013

GUILTY

How can anyone defend this guy's acting? Just horrible.
How can anyone defend this guy's acting? Just horrible.
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12:36PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Not that the movies he's in are necessarily bad. It's just no one is going to the theatre to specially see him in anything. He's lucky he had the role in Fast & Furious series, or else I doubt we would know who this guy is.
Not that the movies he's in are necessarily bad. It's just no one is going to the theatre to specially see him in anything. He's lucky he had the role in Fast & Furious series, or else I doubt we would know who this guy is.
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12:36PM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

I might be young, but I crew up enjoying the hell out of both Meet The Deedles and The Skulls. Sure, Walker isn't going to win an oscar anytime soon but I feel like he doesn't put out enough shit to be in the slammer.
I might be young, but I crew up enjoying the hell out of both Meet The Deedles and The Skulls. Sure, Walker isn't going to win an oscar anytime soon but I feel like he doesn't put out enough shit to be in the slammer.
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12:41PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Always has been.
Always has been.
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12:44PM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty

He was great in Running Scared and just has the bad luck of not having interesting offers.
The only thing he's guilty of is his 90s hairstyle in 2001's The Fast & The Furious.
He was great in Running Scared and just has the bad luck of not having interesting offers.
The only thing he's guilty of is his 90s hairstyle in 2001's The Fast & The Furious.
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1:00PM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty

Eight below is a great movie, and F&F on the defence? Maybe Fast 5 but the rest are crap (not counting F6 cause I didn't see it). Im neutral with this guy, but I don't see him as guilty.
Eight below is a great movie, and F&F on the defence? Maybe Fast 5 but the rest are crap (not counting F6 cause I didn't see it). Im neutral with this guy, but I don't see him as guilty.
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1:02PM on 05/27/2013

GUILTY

I like a few of his films to include BOBBY Z. I find Mr. Walker guilty simply because HE IS THE SAME GUY IN EVERY MOVIE HE HAS EVER BEEN IN (he was K in Pleasantville). Other than that, no matter what hes in he isn't PLAYING THAT character...he is BEING PAUL WALKER with the same name as THAT character. I also find WILL SMITH GUILTY OF THE SAME OFFENSE, with the exception of Happiness and Seven Pounds.
I like a few of his films to include BOBBY Z. I find Mr. Walker guilty simply because HE IS THE SAME GUY IN EVERY MOVIE HE HAS EVER BEEN IN (he was K in Pleasantville). Other than that, no matter what hes in he isn't PLAYING THAT character...he is BEING PAUL WALKER with the same name as THAT character. I also find WILL SMITH GUILTY OF THE SAME OFFENSE, with the exception of Happiness and Seven Pounds.
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1:05PM on 05/27/2013

I'll go guilty on this one, however prosecution was flawed...

Any actor is lucky when they have a franchise like F&F fall into there laps. You either work through it or you don't. Look at the star wars films, Ford went on to great things (including another successful franchise, the bastard.) Mark Hamill worked a little, but became a voice actor more than a screen legend, and Fisher?? The once bikini clad icon is now going back to the well of Star Wars. I understand that she will be playing Jabba the Huts Niece in the sequels. So out Vin Diesel,
Any actor is lucky when they have a franchise like F&F fall into there laps. You either work through it or you don't. Look at the star wars films, Ford went on to great things (including another successful franchise, the bastard.) Mark Hamill worked a little, but became a voice actor more than a screen legend, and Fisher?? The once bikini clad icon is now going back to the well of Star Wars. I understand that she will be playing Jabba the Huts Niece in the sequels. So out Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Tyresse? He isn;t the worst of the lot (Tyresse I'm looking at you), and he isn't the best. I would think the only person who made more out the series is Diesel who is trying to use the success of one franchise to keep another franchise alive a little longer for the handful of fans Riddick has. And since I'm one of them, I hope it works. So chalking it up to Walker jsut got lucky??? It's a BS argument that bottoms out the prosecutions point, the only reason I say guilty is because with the exception of Running Scared and the F&F movies, the Defense couldn't really get anything relevant from the past five or ten years. Maybe the court issues him a year probation and a court appointed agent to help him make some better choices. Sad to say, he is in some shitty movies, but he isn't really the one that is making them shitty.
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1:12PM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

Dude hit the jackpot, getting cast as a relative unknown in a cheapi for teenage boys summer flick that is an ever growing franchise 13 years later paying him mid-8 figure salaries. As for the rest of his career? He's like a pretty, American B-action star ala jean Claude van damme or Cuba gooding, jr. Oh well.
Dude hit the jackpot, getting cast as a relative unknown in a cheapi for teenage boys summer flick that is an ever growing franchise 13 years later paying him mid-8 figure salaries. As for the rest of his career? He's like a pretty, American B-action star ala jean Claude van damme or Cuba gooding, jr. Oh well.
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1:26PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Guilty, if this guy stopped making movies, would anyone notice? If two thirds of your movies are trash, or close to it, you are going to Movie Jail! One or two good movies can't save your ass! Hell, I thought Joy Ride was an entertaining movie, but this guy is a one trick pony. Looks the same in every movie, reacts the same in every movie. He loves mindless, unmemorable roles.
Guilty, if this guy stopped making movies, would anyone notice? If two thirds of your movies are trash, or close to it, you are going to Movie Jail! One or two good movies can't save your ass! Hell, I thought Joy Ride was an entertaining movie, but this guy is a one trick pony. Looks the same in every movie, reacts the same in every movie. He loves mindless, unmemorable roles.
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1:40PM on 05/27/2013

not guilty

PAUL WALKER... CLICK IT OR TICK-ET.
PAUL WALKER... CLICK IT OR TICK-ET.
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1:58PM on 05/27/2013

Works to live, not lives to work...Not Guilty.

I can't fault the dude for getting paid so he can enjoy his life. To me, he's the Michael Biehn of this generation which isn't an insult in my book. Not Guilty.
I can't fault the dude for getting paid so he can enjoy his life. To me, he's the Michael Biehn of this generation which isn't an insult in my book. Not Guilty.
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2:19PM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty

If Statham can be found not guilty, so should walker. Both have about the same level of acting talent, both have churned out more than their share of crap movies but both have also put out some fun entertaining flicks too.

Walker is a likeable guy and his good movies are pretty good. NOT GUILTY!
If Statham can be found not guilty, so should walker. Both have about the same level of acting talent, both have churned out more than their share of crap movies but both have also put out some fun entertaining flicks too.

Walker is a likeable guy and his good movies are pretty good. NOT GUILTY!
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2:41PM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty

Okay, so maybe he's not the highest caliber actor, maybe he hasn't starred in a bunch of critically acclaimed movies and maybe he personally isn't a box office draw, but I've yet to see a movie with him in it that I thought was absolutely terrible. Granted, I haven't seen every movie on this list so maybe there are a few stinkers, but of the ones I have seen, even the ones I was expecting to be terrible pleasantly surprised me (8 Below is a shining example). The point is I don't think Walker is
Okay, so maybe he's not the highest caliber actor, maybe he hasn't starred in a bunch of critically acclaimed movies and maybe he personally isn't a box office draw, but I've yet to see a movie with him in it that I thought was absolutely terrible. Granted, I haven't seen every movie on this list so maybe there are a few stinkers, but of the ones I have seen, even the ones I was expecting to be terrible pleasantly surprised me (8 Below is a shining example). The point is I don't think Walker is a bad actor, and I don't think he has an overwhelming rsum of bad films. He's certainly not top tier, but he doesn't deserve movie jail
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2:47PM on 05/27/2013
Guilty.

No charisma, no personality, no fun. He could be recast by just about anyone and the movie would be better just for having someone with some presence. He's not bad, just not good.
Guilty.

No charisma, no personality, no fun. He could be recast by just about anyone and the movie would be better just for having someone with some presence. He's not bad, just not good.
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2:55PM on 05/27/2013

Not guilty.

I can't overwhelmingly defend the man. If his Fast and Furious franchise ever ends, I don't see him easily segueing into quality other work. But dammit, it shouldn't be this hard for him! He landed Pleasantville undoubtedly because of his Hollywood good looks, and was able to milk that part for all it was worth. Running Scared was the movie that proved he could take the tough guy role and run with it (no pun intended). In all honesty, as an actor he's aging out of his own demographic. He was
I can't overwhelmingly defend the man. If his Fast and Furious franchise ever ends, I don't see him easily segueing into quality other work. But dammit, it shouldn't be this hard for him! He landed Pleasantville undoubtedly because of his Hollywood good looks, and was able to milk that part for all it was worth. Running Scared was the movie that proved he could take the tough guy role and run with it (no pun intended). In all honesty, as an actor he's aging out of his own demographic. He was the pretty boy, but now he's pushing forty and all people want to do is put him behind the wheel of a car. Unless Wayne Kramer wants to work with him again, he's not exactly fixed for post-FATF movies. He might find an indie dark comedy to stretch himself with. That's what actors do when they aren't getting the calls like they used to. And often the result is horrific. But not always.
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3:11PM on 05/27/2013
Not guilty.
Not guilty.
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3:42PM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

Agree with French-dude
Agree with French-dude
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5:13PM on 05/27/2013
Sure, he's got a fairly limited range, but he's great in the right roles (Running Scared fucking owned), does a lot of his own stunts, and seems like a pretty stand-up guy in interviews. NOT GUILTY all the way.
Sure, he's got a fairly limited range, but he's great in the right roles (Running Scared fucking owned), does a lot of his own stunts, and seems like a pretty stand-up guy in interviews. NOT GUILTY all the way.
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5:40PM on 05/27/2013

Works to live, not lives to work...Not Guilty.

I can't fault the dude for getting paid so he can enjoy his life. To me, he's the Michael Biehn of this generation which isn't an insult in my book. Not Guilty.
I can't fault the dude for getting paid so he can enjoy his life. To me, he's the Michael Biehn of this generation which isn't an insult in my book. Not Guilty.
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6:16PM on 05/27/2013

NOT GUILTY

As almost every single person said, Running Scared alone should keep him out of movie jail. He was also good in Joyride.

The other thing is that when he started out he was exactly like Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves went from Bill and Ted to Speed and to The Matrix. Paul Walker just needs better roles.
As almost every single person said, Running Scared alone should keep him out of movie jail. He was also good in Joyride.

The other thing is that when he started out he was exactly like Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves went from Bill and Ted to Speed and to The Matrix. Paul Walker just needs better roles.
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6:30PM on 05/27/2013
I was going to say the exact same thing as Old Fruity. Running Scared gets him a get out of jail free card.
I was going to say the exact same thing as Old Fruity. Running Scared gets him a get out of jail free card.
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6:40PM on 05/27/2013
Not Guilty.....Walker picks pretty decent film projects for being a so-so actor.
Not Guilty.....Walker picks pretty decent film projects for being a so-so actor.
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6:51PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Though, the jury asks the court to take Running Scared into consideration before sentencing.
Though, the jury asks the court to take Running Scared into consideration before sentencing.
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7:01PM on 05/27/2013

NOT guilty

Too often does a movie get panned, but the talents therein are completely ignored. Sometimes, someone does a great performance, even if the movie itself stinks. That said, I like Paul Walker. I think he's a very talented young actor, good-looking, funny, and with far more range than he gets credit for - and that's the problem; he just doesn't GET any other work, and thus barely gets a chance to show off his chops. Give him a chance. NOT GUILTY!
Too often does a movie get panned, but the talents therein are completely ignored. Sometimes, someone does a great performance, even if the movie itself stinks. That said, I like Paul Walker. I think he's a very talented young actor, good-looking, funny, and with far more range than he gets credit for - and that's the problem; he just doesn't GET any other work, and thus barely gets a chance to show off his chops. Give him a chance. NOT GUILTY!
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7:43PM on 05/27/2013

GUILTY

In the long list of untalented actors who are still working because of their good looks, he would be far from the top... but also far from the bottom. None of his performances have been memorably awful, but we can't pardon Movie Jail using excuses.

In the F&F movies, he has SCENES where he shows off charisma, but overall, he's bland. Actually, I think he's more and more bland with each installment. And ANYONE could've played his SHE'S ALL THAT character.

The 2 only positive things I can
In the long list of untalented actors who are still working because of their good looks, he would be far from the top... but also far from the bottom. None of his performances have been memorably awful, but we can't pardon Movie Jail using excuses.

In the F&F movies, he has SCENES where he shows off charisma, but overall, he's bland. Actually, I think he's more and more bland with each installment. And ANYONE could've played his SHE'S ALL THAT character.

The 2 only positive things I can say are:
A) He wasn't the worst part of TAKERS, which was on my Worst Movies of the Year list.
B) I haven't seen FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, so MAYBE I'd like him in that one.
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7:50PM on 05/27/2013
I'm actually gonna say NOT GUILTY because to me, it's hard to condemn someone who seems to rarely try at all. Sure, he's not a very interesting performer (the only film I've liked him in was RUNNING SCARED). But he seems like a cool guy and I think he has potential to give good performances in good movies, but doesn't less out of laziness and more out of just having other stuff going on. Good for him, says I.
I'm actually gonna say NOT GUILTY because to me, it's hard to condemn someone who seems to rarely try at all. Sure, he's not a very interesting performer (the only film I've liked him in was RUNNING SCARED). But he seems like a cool guy and I think he has potential to give good performances in good movies, but doesn't less out of laziness and more out of just having other stuff going on. Good for him, says I.
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9:21PM on 05/27/2013

Not Guilty

I think you should do a female next. Here are some options:
Megan Fox, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Isla Fisher, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Gwyneth Paltrow or Drew Barrymore.
I think you should do a female next. Here are some options:
Megan Fox, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Isla Fisher, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Gwyneth Paltrow or Drew Barrymore.
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10:09PM on 05/27/2013

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Fast & furious series & Running Scared save him alone period!
Fast & furious series & Running Scared save him alone period!
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10:44PM on 05/27/2013

RUNNING SCARED

Amazing. Nuff said
Amazing. Nuff said
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10:50PM on 05/27/2013

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I think you should do a female next. Here are some options:
Megan Fox, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Isla Fisher, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Gwyneth Paltrow or Drew Barrymore.
I think you should do a female next. Here are some options:
Megan Fox, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Isla Fisher, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Gwyneth Paltrow or Drew Barrymore.
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11:03PM on 05/27/2013

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I think you should do a female next. Here are some options:
Megan Fox, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Isla Fisher, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Gwyneth Paltrow or Drew Barrymore.
I think you should do a female next. Here are some options:
Megan Fox, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Isla Fisher, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Gwyneth Paltrow or Drew Barrymore.
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11:31PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Guilty, if this guy stopped making movies, would anyone notice? If two thirds of your movies are trash, or close to it, you are going to Movie Jail! One or two good movies can't save your ass! Hell, I thought Joy Ride was an entertaining movie, but this guy is a one trick pony. Looks the same in every movie, reacts the same in every movie. He loves mindless, unmemorable roles.
Guilty, if this guy stopped making movies, would anyone notice? If two thirds of your movies are trash, or close to it, you are going to Movie Jail! One or two good movies can't save your ass! Hell, I thought Joy Ride was an entertaining movie, but this guy is a one trick pony. Looks the same in every movie, reacts the same in every movie. He loves mindless, unmemorable roles.
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11:32PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

Guilty, if this guy stopped making movies, would anyone notice? If two thirds of your movies are trash, or close to it, you are going to Movie Jail! One or two good movies can't save your ass! Hell, I thought Joy Ride was an entertaining movie, but this guy is a one trick pony. Looks the same in every movie, reacts the same in every movie. He loves mindless, unmemorable roles.
Guilty, if this guy stopped making movies, would anyone notice? If two thirds of your movies are trash, or close to it, you are going to Movie Jail! One or two good movies can't save your ass! Hell, I thought Joy Ride was an entertaining movie, but this guy is a one trick pony. Looks the same in every movie, reacts the same in every movie. He loves mindless, unmemorable roles.
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11:35PM on 05/27/2013

Guilty

He sucks. Guilty.
He sucks. Guilty.
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11:45PM on 05/27/2013

GUILTY!

As much as I liked Joyride, I am oathbound to decree anyone who was involved with The Skulls as guilty, because that movie was so insurmountably awful.
As much as I liked Joyride, I am oathbound to decree anyone who was involved with The Skulls as guilty, because that movie was so insurmountably awful.
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12:51AM on 05/28/2013

Edited.

Not sure why my posts posted so many times.
Not sure why my posts posted so many times.
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12:54AM on 05/28/2013

GUILTY

Is this really even a question? His best years were as Zach Morris on Save by the Bell. Okay, now i know that's not the same actor but the are both pretty boy, surfer dudes and might as well be the same.
Is this really even a question? His best years were as Zach Morris on Save by the Bell. Okay, now i know that's not the same actor but the are both pretty boy, surfer dudes and might as well be the same.
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1:30AM on 05/28/2013

solitary confinement

He is terrible.
If he doesn't get the chair, at least give him solitary confinement for the rest of his days.
The best thing he was ever in was a great white shark documentary in Mexico. And even then, I was like, what the fuck is Paul Walker doing there?
Wish he got eaten.
He is terrible.
If he doesn't get the chair, at least give him solitary confinement for the rest of his days.
The best thing he was ever in was a great white shark documentary in Mexico. And even then, I was like, what the fuck is Paul Walker doing there?
Wish he got eaten.
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1:31AM on 05/28/2013
Guilty!
Guilty!
5:09AM on 05/28/2013

Not Gulity

He mostly doesnt get the right movies that he is suited too. Fast series and similar films should be his niche..he should be casted in and do more movies that are modern and involve technology such as modern sci-fi!
Maybe someday he gets casted as comic book hero in Dc or Marvel that would suit him too!
He mostly doesnt get the right movies that he is suited too. Fast series and similar films should be his niche..he should be casted in and do more movies that are modern and involve technology such as modern sci-fi!
Maybe someday he gets casted as comic book hero in Dc or Marvel that would suit him too!
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5:16AM on 05/28/2013

GUILTY

This guy can't act. And the best of the Fast And The Furious is definitely not Walker.
And Timeline... I love that book.... but the movie? Geez... very bad, and this guy was a big part of that mess.
This guy can't act. And the best of the Fast And The Furious is definitely not Walker.
And Timeline... I love that book.... but the movie? Geez... very bad, and this guy was a big part of that mess.
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5:47AM on 05/28/2013
GUILTY!
GUILTY!
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6:10AM on 05/28/2013

Guilty

No doubt the this guy is just awful.
No doubt the this guy is just awful.
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6:39AM on 05/28/2013

Not Guilty.

It's not like he's a major star who suddenly started slumming it. He punched above his weight in Running Scared and did a decent job.
It's not like he's a major star who suddenly started slumming it. He punched above his weight in Running Scared and did a decent job.
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6:46AM on 05/28/2013

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Come on...he's a modern day Keanu Reeves. Is that so bad? There are a lot other worse actors out there.
Come on...he's a modern day Keanu Reeves. Is that so bad? There are a lot other worse actors out there.
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8:08AM on 05/28/2013

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And I liked the Skulls. He's in more good than bad. I wouldn't see more Fast movies without him. Running Scared was outstanding, and don't forget Joy Ride. I thought that was one of the more suspenseful movies I've seen.
And I liked the Skulls. He's in more good than bad. I wouldn't see more Fast movies without him. Running Scared was outstanding, and don't forget Joy Ride. I thought that was one of the more suspenseful movies I've seen.
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8:19AM on 05/28/2013

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Look, i know the guy has next to no talent and is riding through life on his eyes and his abs. but you cannot fault the guy for using what he has and making a shit ton of money doing it. i'd toss him in if he squandered his talent (see Cuba Gooding jr), but he has none, or squandered his opportunities (see Cuba Gooding jr), but he's riding pretty high right now. you just hate him cuz he's beautiful.
Look, i know the guy has next to no talent and is riding through life on his eyes and his abs. but you cannot fault the guy for using what he has and making a shit ton of money doing it. i'd toss him in if he squandered his talent (see Cuba Gooding jr), but he has none, or squandered his opportunities (see Cuba Gooding jr), but he's riding pretty high right now. you just hate him cuz he's beautiful.
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9:16AM on 05/28/2013

Guilty

Who?
Who?
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9:35AM on 05/28/2013

No talent what so ever.

This guy has the charisma of a baked bean and that is being harsh on baked beans. He is a poor mans Keanu Reeves and that is not a good thing to be. He has 2 facial expressions and is about electrifying as a piece of bland unused rubber. Although next to the testicle like face of Vin Diesel he's a De Niro.
This guy has the charisma of a baked bean and that is being harsh on baked beans. He is a poor mans Keanu Reeves and that is not a good thing to be. He has 2 facial expressions and is about electrifying as a piece of bland unused rubber. Although next to the testicle like face of Vin Diesel he's a De Niro.
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9:45AM on 05/28/2013

GUILTY AS ALL HELL

Why did it take so long for such an obvious choice? All he has to do is stand there which was has been his meal ticket the whole time. I have nothing against him. He's perfect for a role in a movie of mindless entertainment. He would improve his stock if he poked fun at himself and did smaller roles that are funny. Like Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.
Why did it take so long for such an obvious choice? All he has to do is stand there which was has been his meal ticket the whole time. I have nothing against him. He's perfect for a role in a movie of mindless entertainment. He would improve his stock if he poked fun at himself and did smaller roles that are funny. Like Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.
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10:07AM on 05/28/2013

NOT GUILTY!

Running Scared automatically delivers a NG verdict...
Running Scared automatically delivers a NG verdict...
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11:15AM on 05/28/2013
I've always liked his character in the Fast and Furious movies...enjoyed Joyride...and thought he was a ba$tard in She's All That (as was intended). I've not actually seen the other movies mentioned on this page...so...not guilty.
I've always liked his character in the Fast and Furious movies...enjoyed Joyride...and thought he was a ba$tard in She's All That (as was intended). I've not actually seen the other movies mentioned on this page...so...not guilty.
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11:52AM on 05/28/2013

NOT GUILTY

Any guy who carries RUNNING SCARED with as much power as he does is an automatic NOT GUILTY. Walker's never gotten proper respect. He's always had a screen presence, and his abilities are far superior to what he's been given credit for.
Any guy who carries RUNNING SCARED with as much power as he does is an automatic NOT GUILTY. Walker's never gotten proper respect. He's always had a screen presence, and his abilities are far superior to what he's been given credit for.
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12:30PM on 05/28/2013
Guilty
He's been a one-trick pony now for some time with only the Fast & Furious movies to keep him in the spotlight. And he's become somewhat of a supporting player in those movies in the last few.
Guilty
He's been a one-trick pony now for some time with only the Fast & Furious movies to keep him in the spotlight. And he's become somewhat of a supporting player in those movies in the last few.
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12:37PM on 05/28/2013
If Statham can get through on no talent, then why shouldn't Walker?

If Statham can get through on no talent, then why shouldn't Walker?

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1:55PM on 05/28/2013
not guilty!!
not guilty!!
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4:27PM on 05/28/2013

Guilty

BUT, Timeline is NOT a bad movie.
BUT, Timeline is NOT a bad movie.
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5:09PM on 05/28/2013

Not Guilty - Running Scared

And I agree with BuckyBoyd that there are a lot of women that need to spend some time as our movie prisoners. Mila Kunis was the worst part of the otherwise decent Oz the Great and Powerful, and she starred in the godawful American Psycho II. She is on the cusp of being an A-list star, meaning she is on the cusp of wasting a lot of money that could go to a better actor/project. We should put her in jail before that happens.
And I agree with BuckyBoyd that there are a lot of women that need to spend some time as our movie prisoners. Mila Kunis was the worst part of the otherwise decent Oz the Great and Powerful, and she starred in the godawful American Psycho II. She is on the cusp of being an A-list star, meaning she is on the cusp of wasting a lot of money that could go to a better actor/project. We should put her in jail before that happens.
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9:08PM on 05/29/2013
What are you talking about? Her career has improved in the last couple of years. I haven't seen OZ, but I doubt her performance is bad enough to make us forget how good she was in BLACK SWAN, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS and even TED.
What are you talking about? Her career has improved in the last couple of years. I haven't seen OZ, but I doubt her performance is bad enough to make us forget how good she was in BLACK SWAN, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS and even TED.
5:15PM on 05/28/2013

Not Guilty

He's the 2nd coming of Keanu! It's taking a long time for him to blossom, but when he does, he'll be just as legendary as "The One"!
He's the 2nd coming of Keanu! It's taking a long time for him to blossom, but when he does, he'll be just as legendary as "The One"!
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9:19PM on 05/28/2013

WTF?!

Varsity Blues is fucking terrible...especially the end when he becomes the coach. Mercy flush.
Varsity Blues is fucking terrible...especially the end when he becomes the coach. Mercy flush.
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9:09PM on 05/29/2013
Dude! Write "Spoiler alert" next time.
Dude! Write "Spoiler alert" next time.
2:11AM on 05/29/2013

Guilty

This guy is terrible...
This guy is terrible...
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