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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Reports from Newspapers, Blogs, and ' started by Leland, Dec 6, 2017.
. . .Yesterday's front page . . .
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". . . the only supernatural thing about this film is the courage that must have been required to unveil it at Cannes, where it surfaced alongside a tribute to Travoltadesigned to look back on better roles."
Hilarious reviewBy the looks of it, the movie is heading toward Battlefield Earth-level notoriety.
I guess I could look it up....but when is this film going to be released info would be great.
Info as to how many theaters it will be released in also....
I think it's being released under his L. John Revolta pseudonym to get it by his growing shit hits the fan club, being titled "Revolta in The Stars", penned by you know who.
Travolt(a) in the Stars
I had some mild interest in seeing that movie but reading that review you linked to just killed any remaining interest, but the review itself was entertaining.
JT seems to have very bad judgement when picking movies to work in!
That is SUCH a great review. Lots of lulz. Here's a sample:
Y'all should read it. It does sound like BFE, redux.
I missed that play, touche!
Yikes, anyone remember a few short months ago when Travolta glowingly bragged about how big a release the movie deserved---which is why (he claimed) that they "bought it back" from the Distributor? Because he was expecting major critical recognition and awards for the movie. LOL
This is Scientology's OT defined. . .
Delusional powers and paranormal feats rising to the miraculous.
Followed by the humiliating disgrace of utter fail.
This is L. Ron Hubbard filling the Shrine Auditorium to capacity (6,300 seats) in order to demonstrate his miraculous "world's first Clear" Sonya Bianca. How delusional would a cultie have to be to insist that 6,300 people and the media witness--in person--the ludicrous hoax of Clearing that never once produced any slightest results.
How absurd is it that Travolta (the film's star and producer) insisted on taking the movie Gotti to Cannes, the elite-of-the-elite venue to showcase the works of cinematic and artistic geniuses? Why would anyone bring a cringefully amateurish movie into that lion's den of critical savagery. Bad movies NEVER even let critics preview their movies for fear of devastating reviews, let alone take it to the Cannes Film Festival!
But this is Scientology. And this is John Travolta the OT Scientologist.
He has postulated that his movie will garner blockbuster status, Golden Globes and perhaps even Oscars. But, roll movie fast forward, only jeers ensue.
Reality is so cruel to OTs. Suppressive actually! That's why homo novi like JT disconnect from it.
Yeah, another thing about the movie "GOTTI".
That's what happens when a Scientology celebrity tries to make a movie using the Auditor's Code.
Nobody is permitted to "invalidate" or "evaluate" for the actor.
Any professional director who is not starstruck, intimidated or badly in need of a paycheck would have let Travolta get past the first day of principal photography without this happening:
(a cartoony thug-like grimace on his face)
You bettah show me respect or sumthin' really
bad might happen to yer family.
Cutttt! John, what's with the mean-mugging?
Whatdya mean? I'm just duplicating the tone level
of a criminal. You know, evil purposes and such. . .
Okay John, but let's do another take and I just want you
to play it, um, like Gotti does not want everyone to know
that he is evil, because he doesn't think he is evil. Okay?
Take 2, action!
(face contorted with ridiculous fang-baring sneer)
You bettah show me respect or sumthin' really bad might---
Cut!!! John, John, John, why are you making all
those wicked faces, it's really distracting from your great dialogue!
Let's try another take, this time let's imagine Gotti is a master poker
player who doesn't want his victims to know that he is going to
murder their family. You know, like that 1.1 thing you told me about.
Alright, let's try another take where Gotti is, whadya call it? Oh
Yeah, I got it now, covert hostility. No problem.
And....remember, covert. Subtle. Take 3, action!
(suddenly explodes with purple-faced
screaming as loudly as he can at the other actor)
You! Sit down in that chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cutttttt!!! John! What's happening John?!
I'm improvising. What?
John let's look at some of that footage again of how
Gotti really looked. Remember how you told me that
you "cognited" on how he is always grinning but evil inside?
When you keep showing the evil, that's not evil. That's kinda
a one-dimensional cliche and people are not gonna buy it.
Okay, that's it. You're fired! I want a new director.
That totally explains why I sneezed earlier today and perceived
that I might get a cold. Hey I warned you about that inval!
HolyHell, someone really whored out to run that PR puff piece when Gotti is an unmitigated disaster and critical disgrace.
I think I am going to take out some clay and do a demo of "payola".
Fake news = Fake reviews. LOL
Yeah, it's hard to make artistic decisions when every project has to make planetary clearing a reality.
At least Travolta made planetary clearing of movie theater seats a reality.
Perhaps he'd been lead to believe that he wouldn't even be required to act, only had to let his well drilled Mini-Me L. John Rubturd alter ego loose and that the audience would never be able to differentiate between the L. Ron and the John Gotti persona's. So he figured he had it nailed in the shade and would have every reason to expect a nice fat Oscar for the performance of a lifetime, only to be let down when the film would not even make it out of the starting gate, but rather would fall flat on its Pinocchio Travolta beak.
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"I build characters like a recipe. I love adding things: accents, walks, style, behavior, cadence of vocal quality."John Travolta
That's the problem right there!
He is adding the tells.
The tells that he is acting.
Rather than BECOME the character and then let the mannerisms organically evolve from that.
It is so cringey watching him make faces---because he is "adding" the faces that he thinks John Gotti would have made.
The problem is that John Gotti never made any faces. That WAS his face.
Travolta, for all his decades of studying and mastering the tech of life, is rather dim witted if he can't look at the dailies or still shots of his mean-mugging and remark to himself: "JESUS, THAT LOOKS RIDICULOUS! LOL LOL LOL "
How can a person be that unaware?
ANSWER: Because they have knowingness and certainty. Knowingness is knowing what Ron told JT to know. Certainty, just like Travolta's RecipeTechtm--- is something you add to your insecurity to compensate for it.
Maybe I am being overly generous here, but I wouldn't be surprised if the film had a somewhat respectable opening weekend, just because many people have been interested to see it for a long time, and a good amount of promotion is being done. But however it starts off at the box office, whether poorly or not, I expect it will fall off very sharply after the opening weekend once the word gets out.
The THR (The Hollywood Reporter) review includes this:
"...the film is pretty terrible: poorly written, devoid of tension, ridiculous in spots and just plain dull in others..."
Excerpted from the LA Times:
Travolta remains proud of the film. At the "Gotti" party, he told the crowd that "seeing that film for the first time on a giant screen blew me away — I just couldn't get over how good it came to fruition."
Aw, don't be so hard on the guy.
Here's a few more stills from the Gotti movie I ran across on google
that show some depth of characterization and emotion and volatility.
The only thing I can't figure out is why Cuba Gooding
is in the frame. I didn't know he was in the movie.
that is sooooooo odd.
None of the "full casting" lists credit Cuba Gooding for any role.
Amongst the dozens listed, I could only find one (1) black actor-----an unknown Brian Lamont.
And he was credited as "pedestrian". LOL .
I am thinking of joining BLM to protest the movie Gotti for racism.
In fact why couldn't Gotti be played by Cuba Gooding or Samuel Jackson. It couldn't have been as bad as Travolta. . .
ps: Oh, shit i wuz hoaxed. Just realized that was a still from PEOPLE VS OJ (never saw it) LOL LOL LOL LOL
I assume John graduated Hubbard's standard grammar course and went on to achieve SuperLiteracy!!! But. . .
"Smells like teen illiteracy" - Cult Cobain
I just found out that Kelly Preston plays the role of Gotti's wife.
You may recognize her from her longest running "reality" role as the "heterosexual wife" of a man who himself is playing the role of a heterosexual straight male aging Hollywood star. You know.....the guy playing Gotti.
Is this like an irony wrapped up in a riddle? Or verse visa?