You Make the Call Game: Romantic Comedy
You should know the game by now. If not, take the chance to review. This is for a movie that's set to start production [the actual filming part, anyway] in late 2006. Therefore, there's some choice in your stars. But remember, too, that this is a long-term role: you're also betting, in part, on the careers of your stars, since it won't make it into theatres until at least late 2007.
The movie is a romantic comedy that tries to emphasize the comedy aspect in an attempt to court a male audience to a genre that skews heavily female-- thus establishing a profitable 'date movie' scenario. Therefore, the guy should get top billing while the girl will get a chance to steal the America's Princess Crown from Rachel McAdams or Jennifer Garner or Anne Hathaway or whoever will have it then. So who's your leading couple? And keep in mind-- who might have chemistry? There's also a fun grandma supporting role that I'll let you pick, too. Whee!
*Sorry about the lack of pics, but the site's been loading really slow for me, from several computers, and slow-loading sites are the bane of my existence. I may add some later, and they will be present in later posts.*
RYAN REYNOLDS Vs. CILLIAN MURPHY Vs. WENTWORTH MILLER Vs. TOPHER GRACE
Ryan did his time in television, in mediocre movies, and now he's on the verge of superstardom. Or is he?
Cillian Murphy, after a spate of bad-guy roles, could use the image rehab of a romantic comedy to make him a true star.
Will we remember who Wentworth Miller is in two or three years? I guess that's partly up to you.
Topher wants movie respectability-- and with that comes the ritual debasing of oneself with periodic, hopefully profitable romantic comedies.
ANNA FARIS Vs. ALEXIS BLEDEL Vs. MANDY MOORE
You might know Anna as the star of the Scary Movie series [she just signed up for #4]. She's in the upcoming gay cowboy flick with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllehalaal, plus I thought she was perfect in "Lost in Translation".
This week, Alexis ranks #2 on IMDB's StarMeter as Sin City saturates the DVD market and Gilmore Girls kicks off another season. Alexis has some movie cred with her past roles, but will she disappear once Gilmore ends in a season or two?
Mandy Moore bumbled her singer-to-actress transition only recently, when she couldn't successfully play herself on Entourage. And she was a cold fish with her Adrian Grenier chemistry. But she's sweet and cute and pretty hot-- could she be ready to be a grown-up rom/com star.
BETTY WHITE Vs. BEA ARTHUR Vs. CLORIS LEACHMANN Vs. Whoever Else Won't Be Dead in late 2006.
Please, to these three stars-- don't die soon. Because I will feel absolutely terrible for making that joke. And you're all great-- remember, it's a testament to your stardom that a fresh generation of assistant recommends you over all older actresses in the game. With that, I give you the latest installment of the Assistant/Atlas You Make the Call Game.
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