It made me realize that the notion of Tom Cruise being vaporized by Martian invaders is enough to make me plunk down ten bucks to watch an otherwise regrettable movie. And I bet there are a lot of people who feel the same way. Movie production companies would do well to keep this in mind. So your script's plot hangs on the Olsen Twins accidentally taking each other's purses, with all the implied ensuing hilarity? Or you're working on HomeAlone XIV, in which Macauley Culkin's frat brothers leave for Evanston without him? Just put Cruise in a cameo, running down the street and ZAP! And I'm there.
This could work for Turnerized re-edits of old movies as well. Like Debra Winger's at the supermarket checkout, and she doesn't have enough cash for everything on the belt so she puts stuff back despite her kids complaining, and then John Lithgow pays her tab and berates the gum-chewing cashier for being rude.
Cashier: "I don't think I was being rude."
Lithgow: "Well then you must be from New York."
Tom Cruise, in the supermarket parking lot: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Box office gold.
I like this idea alot, Chris is onto something there for sure. Also, Home Alone XIV: Expedition to Evanston sounds pretty damn awesome too. Are you listening Retarded Hollywood Movie Producers?
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