Well, I guess we know why Francis Ford Coppola‘s partially self-funded passion project Megalopolis’ production budget is so high and why he fired his entire VFX team and his art department walked out en masse citing creative differences. Judging from new photos from the Atlanta set taken this week, Captain Francis is going to need a bigger boat (load of money) if he hopes to land his white whale because there aren’t enough effects, special, practical, or otherwise, to turn Shia LaBeouf into a Greek Goddess that anybody would pay a single red hemitetartemorion to see on the big screen. I’m looking at this shit on a little ole’ computer screen and I’m repulsed. If this is Megalopolis, throw it back. It’s clearly diseased! I’ll take The Meg(alodon) 3, 4, and 5 over this fishy mess any day.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Personally Funded Passion Project “Megalopolis” Is Reportedly Hemorrhaging Money And Talent
Three years ago, nepo daddy Francis Ford Coppola was bemoaning the state of CINEMA, placing the blame for its nosedive from high art to repetitive drivel squarely on the shoulders of those “despicable” “Marvel pictures.” At the time, Francis was already decades into production on the “most ambitious film” of his career, Megalopolis, which he is so passionate about, he’s reportedly sunk “tens of millions” of his own money into bringing it to the screen. And he ain’t talking about your dang phone! Francis means the huge silver one with dazzling images and the sound that you can feel and the whatnot. Megalopolis may be one man’s vision, but it takes a lot of money and manpower to make that vision a reality, and Francis is reportedly hemorrhaging both.
The legendary Geena Davis has written a biography, entitled, Dying of Politeness: A Memoir. Let me get this straight: overly polite, gorgeous, and a working actress since 1982? Obviously, 66-year-old Geena has enough horrifying #MeToo tales to fill a book. And that’s exactly what she did. Last week, Geena jumped on the Bill Murray Is A Creepy Prick bandwagon when she accused the actor of inappropriately using a massage device on her while making their 1990 film Quick Change. Then, this week, in an interview with The New Yorker, Geena revealed that her Tootsie co-star, Dustin Hoffman, gave her some advice on how to shut down Jack Nicholson’s sexual advances. Awww, good for Dustin! It’s always encouraging to hear about a male ally who– wait, you say 85-year-old Dustin Hoffman has also been accused of sexual harassment? Goddammit.
Why yes, I did try to find the creepiest picture possible of Dustin Hoffman in a pervert-looking trench coat for this story.
Here’s some news that will no doubt have John Oliver holding a Tootsie DVD to his ear, like “Sorry, what was that you said about having incredible respect for women?” Yesterday Variety published the stories of three more women who claim to have been sexually harassed and assaulted in the 80s by Dustin Hoffman.
One of the recurring things said during this late-in-2017 Sexual Misconduct Creepocalypse we’re experiencing has been that it’s an issue men need to address. Last night, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver moderated a 20th anniversary screening event for Wag the Dog in NYC. So John, a man, decided to address the recent allegations of sexual harassment against Dustin Hoffman. Except that’s not a conversation that Dustin wanted to have with an audience full of people.
After the Harvey Weinstein dam broke, sexual misconduct accusations about Hollywood’s powerful men gushed everywhere. Two women have come forward saying Dustin Hoffman sexually assaulted them, including one who was only 17 when he was 47. It made a few news outlets run with an old 1979 Time interview where Meryl Streep said put his hand on her breast, because that’s totally a normal and non-creepy way to greet a possible co-worker. Meryl is now saying that the story was misleading. Continue reading