Olympia Dukakis leads lesbian road mo...

Olympia Dukakis leads lesbian road movie 'Cloudburst'

There are 78 comments on the Medincine Hat News story from Mar 7, 2013, titled Olympia Dukakis leads lesbian road movie 'Cloudburst'. In it, Medincine Hat News reports that:

And so for their third collaboration, he sent her on a wild career turn as a foul-mouthed lesbian on the lam for his road comedy "Cloudburst." The Oscar-winning actress - arguably best known for playing the no-nonsense matriarch in "Moonstruck" - admits she was a bit surprised when she saw the film for the first time.

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#1 Mar 7, 2013

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#2 Mar 7, 2013
Now I really want to see this flick.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Mar 8, 2013
I always liked Olympia- I only wish she was in more movies.

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#5 Mar 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
I always liked Olympia- I only wish she was in more movies.
That could be because she doesn't want to be in bad movies. After all, being in a lot of them does not make her better. Good roles do.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#6 Mar 8, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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That could be because she doesn't want to be in bad movies. After all, being in a lot of them does not make her better. Good roles do.
So true. There are a lot of BAD movies out there. That said, I will often watch a bad movie just because I like the actors. Good actors can sometimes make a bad movie better.

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#7 Mar 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So true. There are a lot of BAD movies out there. That said, I will often watch a bad movie just because I like the actors. Good actors can sometimes make a bad movie better.
I cannot remember a bad movie being made better by a good actor, although I am sure it has occurred. I just feel that a good actor is being wasted in a bad movie. Unfortunately, as they get older, there is a tendency for them to act in as many movies, good or bad, as they can. I suppose it is to earn money to leave to their heirs.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#8 Mar 8, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I cannot remember a bad movie being made better by a good actor, although I am sure it has occurred. I just feel that a good actor is being wasted in a bad movie. Unfortunately, as they get older, there is a tendency for them to act in as many movies, good or bad, as they can. I suppose it is to earn money to leave to their heirs.
I guess even actors have to pay the bills.

It must be difficult to tell if a movie is going to be good or bad just from reading the screenplay, though some are probably more obvious than others.

Casting, directing, editing, sound, lighting, computer effects, etc, etc, etc; any one of which can turn what might be a good movie in to a dud.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 Mar 8, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I cannot remember a bad movie being made better by a good actor, although I am sure it has occurred. I just feel that a good actor is being wasted in a bad movie. Unfortunately, as they get older, there is a tendency for them to act in as many movies, good or bad, as they can. I suppose it is to earn money to leave to their heirs.
I worked in TV and got to know a lot of actors. A lot were small time, but I got to meet some big names. I can't say I am close friends with them, sadly, but it was fun to chat them up at times.

All of them, either great or unknown bit players, were in constant fear of the next job. Even while working on something, as soon as they got off camera, they were on the phone to their agent, or staff, hungering for the next project.

Unless they are some hugely wealthy big name, who has more money than he or she can spend, and they just work for it is fun.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

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#10 Mar 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I guess even actors have to pay the bills.
It must be difficult to tell if a movie is going to be good or bad just from reading the screenplay, though some are probably more obvious than others.
Casting, directing, editing, sound, lighting, computer effects, etc, etc, etc; any one of which can turn what might be a good movie in to a dud.
Too true! I see a lot of big production pictures on HBO or SHO and though they were heavily touted, were out of theaters in 2 weeks. They are SO bad, I wonder who green lighted them!

For instance, I just watched "Battleship" recently. It was interesting for 5 minutes and then went HORRIBLE and stupid. I was so glad I did NOT pay to see it in a theater.

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#11 Mar 8, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I worked in TV and got to know a lot of actors. A lot were small time, but I got to meet some big names. I can't say I am close friends with them, sadly, but it was fun to chat them up at times.
All of them, either great or unknown bit players, were in constant fear of the next job. Even while working on something, as soon as they got off camera, they were on the phone to their agent, or staff, hungering for the next project.
Unless they are some hugely wealthy big name, who has more money than he or she can spend, and they just work for it is fun.
I suppose in such a fickle industry, in one day and out the next, that they must constantly endeavor to keep their face before the public. But on the subject of bad movies, have you watched the series "The Bible" on TV? Oh......My.....God, is that a train wreck, or what? It's a cheap version of Ten Commandments and The Bible (the one with I think John Houston as Noah). I couldn't even watch the first installment all the way through.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Mar 8, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Too true! I see a lot of big production pictures on HBO or SHO and though they were heavily touted, were out of theaters in 2 weeks. They are SO bad, I wonder who green lighted them!
For instance, I just watched "Battleship" recently. It was interesting for 5 minutes and then went HORRIBLE and stupid. I was so glad I did NOT pay to see it in a theater.
See, now I thought Battleship was good in spite of some bad actors.

Uve

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#13 Mar 8, 2013
I've worked in Hollywood and I think you guys would be surprised about how little some of these actors (and musicians for that matter) get paid. The studios get most of the money and only a few actors get the really big bucks (Tom Cruise or Brad). Actors only started getting paid royalties within the last 20 years and usually the studio only pays, after all the expenses are deducted and everyone else get's their cut, which could take years. Think if you worked on a movie, for say 4 months, got paid only 30K to 40K for the role and then nothing for the rest of the year, that's not very much.
Pierre

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#14 Mar 8, 2013
Uve wrote:
I've worked in Hollywood
As what a shoeshine boy?

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#15 Mar 8, 2013
Uve wrote:
I've worked in Hollywood and I think you guys would be surprised about how little some of these actors (and musicians for that matter) get paid. The studios get most of the money and only a few actors get the really big bucks (Tom Cruise or Brad). Actors only started getting paid royalties within the last 20 years and usually the studio only pays, after all the expenses are deducted and everyone else get's their cut, which could take years. Think if you worked on a movie, for say 4 months, got paid only 30K to 40K for the role and then nothing for the rest of the year, that's not very much.
Actually, that doesn't surprise me. I knew about that, and I have never worked in the field. However, they did choose their career, or what they want as a career. And as is true in all fields of endeavor, there are those at the top, those in the middle, and those at the bottom. Most do not work their way up to the top, not only in entertainment, but in all walks of life. That's just the way it is, and that's why they have the Actors Guild. Blunt, but true.

Uve

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#17 Mar 8, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Actually, that doesn't surprise me. I knew about that, and I have never worked in the field. However, they did choose their career, or what they want as a career. And as is true in all fields of endeavor, there are those at the top, those in the middle, and those at the bottom. Most do not work their way up to the top, not only in entertainment, but in all walks of life. That's just the way it is, and that's why they have the Actors Guild. Blunt, but true.
True, but you would be surprised how little are at the top. Even winning an Oscar is not a guarantee of choice parts. The Actors Guild doesn't have as much clout as you would think, they do help with working conditions, arbitration and such but all are victims of studio power.

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Uve wrote:
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True, but you would be surprised how little are at the top. Even winning an Oscar is not a guarantee of choice parts. The Actors Guild doesn't have as much clout as you would think, they do help with working conditions, arbitration and such but all are victims of studio power.
I have to admit, I thought the Guild had more power than that. But then, unions have been losing influence for a long time now.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

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#20 Mar 8, 2013
Uve wrote:
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True, but you would be surprised how little are at the top. Even winning an Oscar is not a guarantee of choice parts. The Actors Guild doesn't have as much clout as you would think, they do help with working conditions, arbitration and such but all are victims of studio power.
At any time, about 3% of the Actors' Guild members are making even minimum wage, and the expenses are off the charts...agents, managers, staff, taxes, I would be surprised if even a star of Julia Roberts went home with half of her take.

How many big stars have ended up bankrupt over the years? Plenty.

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#21 Mar 8, 2013
of Julia Roberts' **stature**...
Cornelius

Ukraine

#22 Mar 8, 2013
Pierre wrote:
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As what a shoeshine boy?
LOL!!!

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#23 Mar 8, 2013
Cornelius wrote:
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LOL!!!
Nice, commenting on your own posts now,'Sybil'? Say HI to the many other voices in your head for us, liar.

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