A perfect sign that someone is getting old is when they refuse to accept the blind truth. When you start notice just how uncomfortable you feel getting in the car with someone but they always insist on driving, they’re too old to be driving. When someone refuses to move out of their three story house because “they can handle it” and yet have to constantly call their grandchildren over to help them with even the most basic tasks, they’re too old. Yes, I’m talking to you, grandma, you old fuck. Just admit it, already. You’re tearing our family apart.
Al Pacino is kind of reaching that point. He used to be great. He used to be fucking awesome. You pick any old Pacino movie at random and it’s guaranteed to be at least watchable, if not enjoyable. Nowadays it’s a bit more of a crapshoot whether the movie will be pretty good or borderline unwatchable. Like his latest movie, Misconduct, starring himself, Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve and Anthony Hopkins. Decent leading men, can’t be horrible, right? Welp, it was, and it made less than $150 it’s opening weekend in England.
“The $11m-budget film was showing on just five screens, but its total take was only £97, making its per-site average £19.40. It received negative reviews on release, with the Observer’s Wendy Ide giving it one star and writing that it “could be shown in film schools as a textbook example of how not to make a movie”.
The cinemas were all regional Reel cinemas, in locations including Kidderminster and Burnley, and the opening coincided with a digital release, making the film simultaneously available to stream at home.
With an adult ticket at a Reel cinema costing £6.20, it means that less than four people caught the film at each site.”
Yep, it has to be about ‘throw-in-the-towel’ time for Al. Come on? Less than 100 pounds? I could probably make more than that dancing shirtless on the streets of New York. It may take more of an embarrassingly long amount of time than I’d like to admit, but I could do it. Are these actors even going to get paid? They made 0.000008% of their budget back. If I were the studio, I’d pay those 20 people their money back just so it could be said without argument that they made no money and completely blacklist all writers, producers and directors from Hollywood. That’s like being a Secret Service member on the detail that allows a President to get shot. You had one job and you messed it up on the grandest scale there is. There’s no coming back from that. “You seem to have a very strong grasp on the industry. Why can’t you find any work?” “I worked on Misconduct.” “Oh, um, my phone’s ringing.” “No it’s not–” “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”