Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Shyamaladenfreude

That's the great headline from the LA Times about the box office bomb "Lady in the Water" and the not-so-secret pleausure people are taking in the temporary fall of director M. Night. Of course, the biggest bomb of the weekend was "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," starring Uma Thurman. I can't find any budget online but Uma Thurman is getting pricey and director Ivan Reitman painted on a big canvas. I'd be shocked if this movie didn't cost $70 million as well (the budget of "LITW") and it certainly will end up making a LOT less. But Night is a more fun story, so don't think there's a conspiracy here. And risible details like this from a book about him do make Night a certain figure of fun:
Early in the book, Night (everyone calls him by his second name) is at a meeting in his agent's office here when the conversation turns to basketball. "I believe if I had unlimited time to practice," he says, "after two years, I'd be able to shoot with any NBA player."
Good lord.

1 comment:

I am not Star Jones said...

my favorite night quote of all time. everytime i read it, i laugh until i cry.