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Movie Jail relay race *UPDATE*

Last year Terrence from The Focused Filmographer and myself started the Movie Jail relay race. To refresh your minds:

It’s time to put some movie people in jail. The object is to give a prosecutor’s argument as to why these movie people belong in “Movie Jail” whether it be for violating the integrity of the content source of one their films, or being a sell-out, just making bad movies overall, getting worse as time goes on or not being in a good movie for many years.

The baton will be passed to another blogger who will have to do the following:

In order to free someone from Movie Jail they have to do 2 things
1 – Give a defense attorney argument defending the plaintiff
2 – Pay bail: the cost of which is another case for the court and a prosecutor’s argument against the actor/director of their choice that will replace the one set free.

There must always be 10 people in Movie Jail.

Terrence and myself jailed: M. Night Shyamalan, George Lucas, Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Michael Cera, Robert De Niro, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, Sam Worthington and Kristen Stewart. Here you can find out why.

So who have been jailed and set free since?

Overview of participants in the Movie Jail Relay Race

A lot of blogs have been taking part in this relay race and currently you can visit the following ones to find out which actors/actresses and directors have been released and which are still in jail for crimes against cinema:
Cinematic Corner
And So It Begins…
Surrender to the Void
Cinematic Paradox
The Cinematic Spectacle
Being Norma Jean
Defiant Success
…let’s be splendid about this
Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions

Movie Jail relay race

It’s been a while since I’ve started another blogathon/relay race (as I’m still brainstorming, trying to find cool concept), so I was happy when my friend Terrence from The Focused Filmographer approached me with the concept for this new relay race: The Movie Jail.

I thought it was an awesome idea (a lot of you may not know this but I actually have a master degree in law), so I decided to host this one in cooperation with Terrence.
So what’s the idea behind this one?

It’s time to put some movie people in jail. The object is to give a prosecutor’s argument as to why these movie people belong in “Movie Jail” whether it be for violating the integrity of the content source of one their films, or being a sell-out, just making bad movies overall, getting worse as time goes on or not being in a good movie for many years.

The baton will be passed to another blogger who will have to do the following:

In order to free someone from Movie Jail they have to do 2 things
1 – Give a defense attorney argument defending the plaintiff
2 – Pay bail: the cost of which is another case for the court and a prosecutor’s argument against the actor/director of their choice that will replace the one set free.

There must always be 10 people in Movie Jail.

So now that the idea and rules are set, let’s open the door to our newly opened movie jail and fill it with 10 inmates. Continue reading