Movie Jail: Updates on Jim Carrey, Robert Rodriguez and Gerard Butler!

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.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, it's time for another round of Movie Jail Updates, where we take a look at a few actors and filmmakers from previous trials, and based on new evidence, see if you still think the defendant is guilty or not guilty. Let's get right to it!

The Defendants

Jim Carrey has appeared in two movies since his October 2012 trial, and although he was solid in Kick-Ass 2 and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, neither movie did well at the box office, and they received largely negative reviews from critics. Mr. Carrey had a limited amount of screen time in both films, so it's not like we can completely blame him for those movies failures. But the actor has also annoyed fans with his comments about the need for stronger gun laws, and by deciding not to promote Kick-Ass 2 because of the violence in the film. Do you think Mr. Carrey is now guilty and should go to prison, or should we give him one more chance with Dumb and Dumber To?

Since being found not guilty back in October of 2012, Robert Rodriguez has directed two sequels with Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and besides being panned by critics, both movies also bombed at the box office. Mr. Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn series is actually pretty good (and the court also gives him credit for launching his own cable channel), but his feature films as of late have been very disappointing. Should we lock Mr. Rodriguez up because of his recent unimpressive movies, or do you still believe the filmmaker doesn't deserve to go to Movie Jail?

Gerard Butler has only starred in two movies since being found guilty in December of 2012, and although the less said about Movie 43 the better, at least his Olympus Has Fallen was a decent action flick. He also did great voice work in the How to Train Your Dragon sequel, and will appear in the upcoming Alex Proyas movie Gods of Egypt. Do you still believe Mr. Butler is "throwing his 'bad ass' potential away," or do you think it's time for us to release the actor from prison?


Have you enjoyed Jim Carrey and Robert Rodriguez's recent films enough to keep them out of prison, or do you think they need to go to Movie Jail based on this new evidence? Do you believe Gerard Butler deserves to stay in jail, or do you think he should be paroled? As always, it's up to you, the jury, to decide what we should do with Jim Carrey, Robert Rodriguez and Gerard Butler.


*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.



Ashley Judd was found GUILTY of all charges in last week's trial, with most jury members saying they haven't cared for many of her recent films. They also said she very rarely makes a movie better by appearing in it, and in general, don't think she's that great of an actress. The court believes the punishment should fit the crime, so instead of tossing her in Movie Jail, we've decided to lock Miss Judd up for a few months in a dolphin tank.


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, Renee Zellweger, Shia LaBeouf, Renny Harlin, Diane Keaton, McG, Demi Moore, King Joffrey (Game of Thrones Special), David Spade, Spike Lee, Kevin James, Joel Schumacher, Ehren Kruger, Chris Rock, Mark Steven Johnson, Mickey Rourke, Ashley Judd

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, Dan Aykroyd, Sylvester Stallone, Gavin Hood, Jason Lee, Jennifer Garner, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Chris Columbus, Clive Owen, Terrence Howard, Andrew Niccol, Drew Barrymore, Steve Martin, Joel Silver, Michelle Rodriguez, Kiefer Sutherland, Dario Argento, Susan Sarandon, Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan

UPDATES: Robert De Niro, Nicolas Cage and Roland Emmerich


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