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Show Dogs movie review: everything is awful

MaryAnn’s quick take… Embarrassingly bad CGI; pratfalls; genital humor; denigration of cat ladies; horrible clichés and stereotypes. This is the cinematic equivalent of stepping in dog poop. You know, for kids! I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Miss Congeniality, but for dogs. Did we need this? We did not. Director Raja Gosnell has previously perpetrated two Smurfs movies and two Scooby-Doo movies, and I guess he felt that he needed to even out the ranks of his terrible talking-dog “comedies” since he only had the one, Beverly Hills Chihuahua. “Nobody makes talking dog movies anymore,” one of the talking dogs in this talking-dog movie explains. And yet here we are.

These are indeed dark times.

It’s funny cuz there’s a dog wearing sunglasses.
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Movie Review – Show Dogs (2018)

Show Dogs, 2018.

Directed by Raja Gosnell.

Starring Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci.


When a lone Rottweiler cop (stick with me), voiced by Ludacris uncovers a Panda smuggling ring, he must go undercover as a show dog to infiltrate the gang. In order to do this he must team up with Will Arnett’s FBI agent, who isn’t exactly dog’s best friend.

The detective dog sub-genre has been impounded since 1989, when Turner & Hooch (referenced here) and K-9 went head-to-head in an Armageddon/Deep Impact style face-off. Now it’s been let off the leash by a director with more canines on his CV than Cruella de Vil has in the back of her van, as Raja Gosnell adds Show Dogs to a Crufts line-up’s worth of mongrels; Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo 2: Monster Island,
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Disney Headed to Trial Over ‘Turner & Hooch’ Profits

Disney Headed to Trial Over ‘Turner & Hooch’ Profits
Disney can't escape a lawsuit that contends the studio has concealed profits from the 1989 Tom Hanks comedy Turner & Hooch. In a decision issued on Friday that sets the stage for a trial, a judge has ruled that Christine Wagner, whose late husband produced the film, can move forward on her fraud claim.

Wagner alleges the film, which grossed $71 million at the box office and more in home entertainment, was profitable as early as 1991, but that Disney misrepresented this in profit participation statements in the past decades. Wagner asserts she should be seeing more royalties.

On summary...
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Tom Hanks Fondly Recalls Jonathan Demme, a Filmmaker Unafraid to Break the Rules

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Tom Hanks Fondly Recalls Jonathan Demme, a Filmmaker Unafraid to Break the Rules
Before he was one of the most revered actors on the planet, Tom Hanks was best known for more comedic performances in films like “Big,” “The ‘Burbs,” and “Turner & Hooch.” That changed when he starred in Jonathan Demme’s “Philadelphia,” for which he won his first Academy Award; the second, for “Forrest Gump,” came just a year later. As part of Entertainment Weekly’s efforts to recall those we lost in 2017, Hanks has shared his fond recollections of a filmmaker who wasn’t afraid to ignore the rules.

Read More:Paul Thomas Anderson Shares 5 Reasons Why Jonathan Demme Was His Favorite Filmmaker

Prior to their collaboration, Hanks was simply a fan of Demme’s. “I took my wife out on one of our first dates it was to go see his Talking Heads concert film ‘Stop Making Sense,’” he recalls. “I remember ‘Something Wild’ was a fantastic movie, ‘Married to the Mob,
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Richard Dreyfuss Sues Disney Over ‘What About Bob?’ Profits

Richard Dreyfuss Sues Disney Over ‘What About Bob?’ Profits
Richard Dreyfuss has filed suit against The Walt Disney Co., in a case that takes aim at studio accounting practices by claiming that Disney is refusing to allow a firm that specializes in profit participation audits to examine the company’s returns from “What About Bob?

Dreyfuss is joined in the lawsuit by Christine Wagner, who is seeking an audit of the returns from “Turner and Hooch,” which was produced by her late husband, Raymond Wagner.

Dreyfuss and Wagner each claim that Disney is refusing to allow their chosen auditor, Robinson and Co., to conduct the examination, on the grounds that it must be done by a “national firm of reputable CPAs, the selection of which is subject to [Disney’s] approval not to be unreasonably withheld.”

The plaintiffs contend that the nationally recognized big four accounting firms don’t have experience in studio audits, while a handful of smaller and more specialized firms like Robinson do.
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Roberts' Rude Tribute To Pal Hanks

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Roberts' Rude Tribute To Pal Hanks
Julia Roberts paid a bizarre X-rated tribute to acting pal Tom Hanks at a New York gala in his honour on Monday night.

Hanks was the guest of honour at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, attended by a star-studded audience of friends and former colleagues.

After entertainment, including a performance by Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa, Roberts, who appeared alongside Hanks in 2007 movie Charlie Wilson's War, stepped onstage to toast her pal with a hilarious, foul-mouthed rant.

After starting with the line, "Ok, it's late and I'm paying my babysitter overtime and I have to pee," the Pretty Woman star noted, "Everybody f**king likes you", and then complimented Hanks' wife Rita Wilson's breasts, figure and perfect butt before giving a critique of some of the star's less acclaimed movies.

She joked, "Tom Hanks, what the f**k? Bosom buddies, people... (I'm a) big fan, big fan. I saw Turner and Hooch, The Money Pit... You in the airport with the accent (The Terminal) - it was a pass for me."

She then added, "I'm wearing the same f**king dress, tonight, as your publicist!"

But Roberts ended on a sincere note, telling Hanks and the audience, "I love you. You do something that two other people on the planet do... Tom can walk into any room and make you feel like you're in your living room, make you feel comfortable... make you feel like there's a reason you're on the planet. That's a true gift. That's not acting... it's heart and compassion."

Jen's Pup Heads For The Big Time

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Jen's Pup Heads For The Big Time
Sexy actress Jennifer Lopez has found yet another way to supplement her income - she's training her dog to be a star. The star of Cell, The (2000) is sending her diminutive chihuahua to America's top celebrity dog trainer, Bash Dibra, who trained animals for top films Turner & Hooch (1989), 101 Dalmatians (1996) and Babe (1995). Dibra has dealt with dogs owned by some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities, including Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Martin Scorsese. And the wacky animal man has no intention of pandering to the pooch's famous mum. He says, "I never listen to stage mothers. I listen to the animals. I never, ever force an animal to perform." If Jennifer's pup makes it through the rigorous and expensive training, he will receive a diploma and a demo reel, be put on an agency list, and even be given a tax return form.

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