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In the History of Shamelessly Greedy Ideas We Have a Winner
The movie industry's fever for making movies just like television with endlessly padded storylines to win more billlions from our pockets continues. Variety reports that J.K. Rowling's 54 page Harry Potter tie-in book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will now become a film trilogy.

I CANNOT WAIT to see what people choose for their "best shot" from CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (1980) on Tuesday night. It's absolutely insane. tacky. ridiculous.  And I'm not just talking about the opening glitter splooge credits and rollerskating sequence with Steve Guttenberg and his padded crotch.

If you'd like to join the Best Shot party, the movie is available for instant watching on NetflixAmazon Instant and iTunes. Just pick your best shot and post it and we all party with the same movie on Tuesday night. Here's the upcoming schedule for other movie selections

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Speaking in my capacity as a huge Harry Potter fan who may or may not have cried buckets during the last movie, I legitimately hope that the plans for that trilogy fall into a deep, deep hole where no one will ever find them. Because there are bad ideas, and then there are terrible ideas, and then there's this one.

March 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoe K

The first thought I had when I read that was: They are making a textbook of a fictional school into a trilogy? What's next? They are making J.K.Rowling's foreword in her books into a movie series as well?

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Oh lordy, Nathaniel. Can't Stop the Music. I may never recover. I can't entirely believe what I just watched.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

I had a thing for Steve Guttenberg and I'm proud of it.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I think if JK Rowling is involved in the script then those films might work? I don't know, as a UK based actor its very clear that once the Harry Potter films ended the film industry here has taken a hit and the projects are slowing down so any massive endeavor like this is welcome by me. Love them or hate them, the Harry Potter films have done wonders for the British film industry.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRami

No shame, Peggy Sue. I, too, always have had a crush on the Guttenberg. (I would unpad that crotch in a hot min.)

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

I will just go on record as saying Sally shoulda won last years supporting actress.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermark

The first time I saw Steve was in The Boys From Brazil. He was adorable in that.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

His pecs in Cocon are to die for.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Here's something i think you'll be happy to learn, Nathaniel: Fernanda Montenegro will be playing a lesbian on primetime soap-opera here in Brazil. she'll be married to another great actress, Nathalia Timberg. Isn't that cool??! I

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClara

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