Question of the Week
Well, I think it's going to be hard to top the 49 responses to the last "Question of the Week." This week's question is a slight change of pace, and was inspired by the absolutely awful trailer for the new film Radio
which I saw the other day. Remember when Cuba Gooding Jr. was a promising actor? Yeah, me neither (maybe Spike Lee got more grief than he deserved for lampooning Gooding in Bamboozled
). Even though Cuba Gooding Jr. seems determined to commit some sort of professional suicide, there's always the chance that he could reinvigorate his career. Remember John Travolta before Pulp Fiction
? He was being upstaged by talking babies and dogs (though he seems to be going back down to whence he came). The question of the week is:
What filmmaker, writer, director, or actor is most in need of serious professional rehabilitation? What qualities and strengths should they exploit, and what should they avoid? Is there anyone else out there that they should look towards as a role model? Feel free to give your unsolicited advice.
Remember, this question is open to any blog member or reader who wishes to post. Given the nature of the question, feel free to post about multiple filmmakers.