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04.06.2009

I will never forgive Joel Shumacher for making BATMAN AND ROBIN. Since then, I've sent the overblown director several pipe bombs, anthrax envelopes, and infected hookers, but alas--he's still making movies.

His next film is TWELVE, starring Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Ellen Barkin and Kiefer Sutherland. It seems as though no matter how many cheesy stinkers Shumacher is responsible for, grade A talent (fiddy cent excluded) still seems to flock towards him. The film follows a high school dropout-turned-drug dealer as his pimp life worsens when his cousin is viciously murdered on an East Harlem playground and his best friend is arrested for the crime.

The cast is strong but Shumacher is weak so this one is a total toss-up. The story sounds strong and the cast is stellar, but this is the dude that put nipples on Batman's chest; aka The Antichrist.

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12:47PM on 04/11/2009

2 good Schumaker films

A Time to Kill and Tigerland were the only two good things to come from him.
A Time to Kill and Tigerland were the only two good things to come from him.
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3:37PM on 04/07/2009
The Lost Boys,A Time To Kill is an awesome movie, Phone Booth & Falling Down. Even Schumacher himself has apologized for Batman & Robin so i think its finally time to forgive him. For me the movie is a guilty pleasure, its hilarious how bad of a movie it is because yes unlike fanboys i have a sense of humor.
The Lost Boys,A Time To Kill is an awesome movie, Phone Booth & Falling Down. Even Schumacher himself has apologized for Batman & Robin so i think its finally time to forgive him. For me the movie is a guilty pleasure, its hilarious how bad of a movie it is because yes unlike fanboys i have a sense of humor.
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2:32AM on 04/07/2009
I'll give you a good Schumacher film: Phone Booth

His adaptation of Phantom of the Opera was pretty solid, as well. He does not always produce crap, as you claim, Barma, but he is VERY hit and miss, and when he fails he fails BADLY.
I'll give you a good Schumacher film: Phone Booth

His adaptation of Phantom of the Opera was pretty solid, as well. He does not always produce crap, as you claim, Barma, but he is VERY hit and miss, and when he fails he fails BADLY.
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12:15AM on 04/07/2009
Batman Forever is actually a good movie, and the Schumacher director's cut is even better. I completely admit that Batman and Robin was shit, but Batman Forever was good.
Batman Forever is actually a good movie, and the Schumacher director's cut is even better. I completely admit that Batman and Robin was shit, but Batman Forever was good.
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11:58PM on 04/06/2009
Since when does Batman Forever suck? Batman Returns (yes Returns sucks balls) and Batman and Robin are the terrible ones, but Forever was actually a pretty good movie. I do however think that Joel S. needs to stop making movies.
Since when does Batman Forever suck? Batman Returns (yes Returns sucks balls) and Batman and Robin are the terrible ones, but Forever was actually a pretty good movie. I do however think that Joel S. needs to stop making movies.
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9:51PM on 04/06/2009
his only watchable movie is falling down.
his only watchable movie is falling down.
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6:17PM on 04/06/2009
Of course Batman Forever and Batman & Robin sucked hardcore, but the guy is a fantastic director. Are we forgetting about The Lost Boys, Flatliners, A Time To Kill, Phonebooth, Falling Down, etc, etc?
Of course Batman Forever and Batman & Robin sucked hardcore, but the guy is a fantastic director. Are we forgetting about The Lost Boys, Flatliners, A Time To Kill, Phonebooth, Falling Down, etc, etc?
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5:39PM on 04/06/2009
This guy probably has no clue, and obviously zero experience, of what its like to live the pimp life in East Harlem.
Its going to look like a broadway musical on acid too, just like batman and robin.

ill admit he has made a few good movies...but come on, casting fiddy in a movie about the ghetto is only as predictable as it gets.
This guy probably has no clue, and obviously zero experience, of what its like to live the pimp life in East Harlem.
Its going to look like a broadway musical on acid too, just like batman and robin.

ill admit he has made a few good movies...but come on, casting fiddy in a movie about the ghetto is only as predictable as it gets.
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3:48PM on 04/06/2009
Phone Booth, 8mm, A Time To Kill, Tigerland and Falling Down are all very good films in my book.
Phone Booth, 8mm, A Time To Kill, Tigerland and Falling Down are all very good films in my book.
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3:16PM on 04/06/2009
Only Phone Booth and A Time To Kill.
Only Phone Booth and A Time To Kill.
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2:42PM on 04/06/2009

Boy, oh Boy

First, I feel some of the other schmoes are being overly harsh to Barna, but yes, he is being overly harsh to Schumacher. His version of "Batman Forever" was 2 and a half hours and had much more plot then the studio released version. Also, aside from B&R, I like all his other movies (have yet to see DC Cab, or is it called DC Taxi). Falling Down, Phonebooth, 8 MM, Phantom of the Opera, A Time To Kill, you get the point.
First, I feel some of the other schmoes are being overly harsh to Barna, but yes, he is being overly harsh to Schumacher. His version of "Batman Forever" was 2 and a half hours and had much more plot then the studio released version. Also, aside from B&R, I like all his other movies (have yet to see DC Cab, or is it called DC Taxi). Falling Down, Phonebooth, 8 MM, Phantom of the Opera, A Time To Kill, you get the point.
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1:19PM on 04/06/2009

omg.

wtf man JS is a really good director imo. 8mm, tigerland, lost boys, how could you put articles like that in joblo? as a decent joblo reader i dont wanna see amateur articles like that, please filter and careful about what you writing.

cheezzz.
wtf man JS is a really good director imo. 8mm, tigerland, lost boys, how could you put articles like that in joblo? as a decent joblo reader i dont wanna see amateur articles like that, please filter and careful about what you writing.

cheezzz.
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12:58PM on 04/06/2009

Falling Down + Veronica Guerin

Whenever I am stuck in traffic, I feel like that. Veronica Guerin was also an ok movie of course this is because of the fabulous Cate Blanchett
Whenever I am stuck in traffic, I feel like that. Veronica Guerin was also an ok movie of course this is because of the fabulous Cate Blanchett
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10:14AM on 04/06/2009

TIGERLAND


Daniel, watch it and get back to us.

Daniel, watch it and get back to us.
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9:57AM on 04/06/2009
Falling Down is one of my all-time favorites...
Falling Down is one of my all-time favorites...
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9:51AM on 04/06/2009
I liked "Tigerland", "8mm", "A Time to Kill", amd "Phone Booth". The rest of his films can kiss my ass.
I liked "Tigerland", "8mm", "A Time to Kill", amd "Phone Booth". The rest of his films can kiss my ass.
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9:14AM on 04/06/2009

worst cast ever

not even reading the plot synopsis, that's just a terrible cast
not even reading the plot synopsis, that's just a terrible cast
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9:09AM on 04/06/2009
i think people need to quit shitting on the dude fro his Batman movies.. he wanted to take the franchise in a more comic book direction, it ended up not quite working, it was an idea, good or bad, that just didnt end up as well as it could have.

But c'mon: Falling Down, A Time To Kill, Phone Booth.. and others... the dude knows how to make some kick fucking ass flicks
i think people need to quit shitting on the dude fro his Batman movies.. he wanted to take the franchise in a more comic book direction, it ended up not quite working, it was an idea, good or bad, that just didnt end up as well as it could have.

But c'mon: Falling Down, A Time To Kill, Phone Booth.. and others... the dude knows how to make some kick fucking ass flicks
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8:39AM on 04/06/2009
Falling Down was great and I was surprised (in a good way) by Phone Booth. Lost Boys was typical 80s cheese but we should've seen that it was a harbinger of future films. I will never forgive him for making Batman fruity, but those two films I mentioned are good.
Falling Down was great and I was surprised (in a good way) by Phone Booth. Lost Boys was typical 80s cheese but we should've seen that it was a harbinger of future films. I will never forgive him for making Batman fruity, but those two films I mentioned are good.
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8:37AM on 04/06/2009
I don't like Batman and Robin but I like some of Schumacher's films such as Flatliners, Falling Down, Phone Booth and Veronica Guerin.
I don't like Batman and Robin but I like some of Schumacher's films such as Flatliners, Falling Down, Phone Booth and Veronica Guerin.
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8:35AM on 04/06/2009
Phone Booth!
Phone Booth!
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8:35AM on 04/06/2009

Falling Down, The Client, and Tigerland

Flatliners, Veronica Guerin, etc.

And yeah, this was a pretty bad article.
Flatliners, Veronica Guerin, etc.

And yeah, this was a pretty bad article.
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8:05AM on 04/06/2009
Can't wait for his next.
I don't care for B & R (ya, it sucked, so what, still was better than Spiderman 3)... He made the best "standard" musical movie ever (Phantom).
Can't wait for his next.
I don't care for B & R (ya, it sucked, so what, still was better than Spiderman 3)... He made the best "standard" musical movie ever (Phantom).
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7:58AM on 04/06/2009
Yeah, he fucked up Batman & Robin badly. But jeez Barna, lighten the fuck up.

He's done other movies that are pretty good. Flatliners, Phone Booth, A Time To Kill and especially Falling Down are pretty good. I'll even go as far to say Batman Forever was alright. Not great but definitely not as bas as Batman & Robin.
Yeah, he fucked up Batman & Robin badly. But jeez Barna, lighten the fuck up.

He's done other movies that are pretty good. Flatliners, Phone Booth, A Time To Kill and especially Falling Down are pretty good. I'll even go as far to say Batman Forever was alright. Not great but definitely not as bas as Batman & Robin.
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7:57AM on 04/06/2009

Hmmmm

I think JS has made some decent movies but Batman and Robin (whether it was his debacle or the studios) only had one saving grace - in the prison cell scene where Arnie runs to try and escape, he runs like a little girl.

Anyhow, Barna definitely needs to get another job, all his articles on here are poorly written (joking about sending Anthrax isn't particularly funny). JS will be making films for ages to come and Barna will always be a hack.

Oh and anyone who calls themselves Hunglowman
I think JS has made some decent movies but Batman and Robin (whether it was his debacle or the studios) only had one saving grace - in the prison cell scene where Arnie runs to try and escape, he runs like a little girl.

Anyhow, Barna definitely needs to get another job, all his articles on here are poorly written (joking about sending Anthrax isn't particularly funny). JS will be making films for ages to come and Barna will always be a hack.

Oh and anyone who calls themselves Hunglowman and uses phrases like 'is the shizzz' and 'is wack as shit' needs to invest in an education.
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7:15AM on 04/06/2009

TIGERLAND is AWESOME

other than that Joel is wack. And all those movies BuckarooBanZai listed below me are WACK AS SHIT.

But Tigerland is the shizzz
other than that Joel is wack. And all those movies BuckarooBanZai listed below me are WACK AS SHIT.

But Tigerland is the shizzz
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6:08AM on 04/06/2009

Barna get another job!

Wow biggest misconception of all time!! That Schumacher was single handedly responsible for making Batman and Robin ridiculous. Watch the newer dvd sir, you will find it was the studio begging to lighten things up and bring on all the silly Bat gadgets and vehicles so they could sell them toys.
And I will GLADLY list all of Schumacher's contributions to cinema and my personal collection since you OBVIOUSLY aren't playing the memory game..
THE LOST BOYS
FALLING DOWN
FLATLINERS
A TIME TO
Wow biggest misconception of all time!! That Schumacher was single handedly responsible for making Batman and Robin ridiculous. Watch the newer dvd sir, you will find it was the studio begging to lighten things up and bring on all the silly Bat gadgets and vehicles so they could sell them toys.
And I will GLADLY list all of Schumacher's contributions to cinema and my personal collection since you OBVIOUSLY aren't playing the memory game..
THE LOST BOYS
FALLING DOWN
FLATLINERS
A TIME TO KILL
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
PHONE BOOTH (he shot that whole movie in 15 days! Can you do that??)
THE CLIENT
ST. ELMO'S FIRE

Do you your research you fool!
How can you not like any of those and write for a movie site??
Nipples on the Batsuit, seriously grow up..
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6:02AM on 04/06/2009

I loved...

The Lost Boys
Tigerland
Flatliners
A Time To Kill
DC Cab
The Lost Boys
Tigerland
Flatliners
A Time To Kill
DC Cab
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5:28AM on 04/06/2009

hope he makes another vampire movie

I seen joel in ireland filming Veronica Guerin and jerry buck and they the was good. that was flimed after batman
I seen joel in ireland filming Veronica Guerin and jerry buck and they the was good. that was flimed after batman
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5:20AM on 04/06/2009
putting his batman disasters aside (for which i will never forget him, tho), i still enjoyed sm of his flicks - Phonebooth, The Number 23(hey, ite not bad), and so on - the list is showed by many guys down there
as for this one - doesnt interest me - will wait and see
putting his batman disasters aside (for which i will never forget him, tho), i still enjoyed sm of his flicks - Phonebooth, The Number 23(hey, ite not bad), and so on - the list is showed by many guys down there
as for this one - doesnt interest me - will wait and see
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5:03AM on 04/06/2009
What no love for "A Time to Kill" ?
What no love for "A Time to Kill" ?
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4:31AM on 04/06/2009

not a fan of his...

but the dude has made some pretty B.A. films. As listed previously: Lost Boys, Falling Down, Phone Booth, Phantom of the Opera. though he does make some super shit-tastic ones...so he's a mediocre director at best. his newest film could go either way.
but the dude has made some pretty B.A. films. As listed previously: Lost Boys, Falling Down, Phone Booth, Phantom of the Opera. though he does make some super shit-tastic ones...so he's a mediocre director at best. his newest film could go either way.
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4:19AM on 04/06/2009
8MM was great as was Falling down.
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4:15AM on 04/06/2009
Hyperbole FTW Dan, high five!

You can do better.
Hyperbole FTW Dan, high five!

You can do better.
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4:07AM on 04/06/2009
Very harsh indeed. Yeah, Batman and Robin was pretty bad, but the guy also directed some pretty good stuff, including Phone Booth and a brilliant adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera"(His best work IMO).
Very harsh indeed. Yeah, Batman and Robin was pretty bad, but the guy also directed some pretty good stuff, including Phone Booth and a brilliant adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera"(His best work IMO).
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3:59AM on 04/06/2009

How did you get your Job? Biased Journalism MUCH??

Ok so you don't like Joel Shumacher.
May i remind you that he had hardly any creative control over Batman & Robin, and also that he has given us some amazing films regardless.

The Lost Boy's,
Flatliner's,
Falling Down,
A Time to Kill,
8mm,
Phone Booth,
Veronica Guerin,
The Phantom of the Opera.

All credible film, some classic.
Get over yourself.
Ok so you don't like Joel Shumacher.
May i remind you that he had hardly any creative control over Batman & Robin, and also that he has given us some amazing films regardless.

The Lost Boy's,
Flatliner's,
Falling Down,
A Time to Kill,
8mm,
Phone Booth,
Veronica Guerin,
The Phantom of the Opera.

All credible film, some classic.
Get over yourself.
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3:47AM on 04/06/2009
A bit harsh, imho. His Batman movies were lame and disappointing, but still kind of fun. I enjoyed many of his other movies, including Phone Booth, Falling Down, Tigerland and The Lost Boys...all pretty good flicks. Even his Phantom of the Opera wasn't terrible...good, even. He's had his share of disasters (The Number 23, anyone?), but he's not a bad director, per se. He's not Uwe Boll...
A bit harsh, imho. His Batman movies were lame and disappointing, but still kind of fun. I enjoyed many of his other movies, including Phone Booth, Falling Down, Tigerland and The Lost Boys...all pretty good flicks. Even his Phantom of the Opera wasn't terrible...good, even. He's had his share of disasters (The Number 23, anyone?), but he's not a bad director, per se. He's not Uwe Boll...
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3:40AM on 04/06/2009

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Sorry, but even despite Batman and Robin, Lost Boys is still awesome. Get over it.

8MM and Falling Down are also pretty entertaining.
Sorry, but even despite Batman and Robin, Lost Boys is still awesome. Get over it.

8MM and Falling Down are also pretty entertaining.
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