I haven't exactly been quiet about my disdain for this new trend in Hollywood where they literally pack a movie full of celebrities in bit parts in order to get you to buy a ticket. Not only are they turning out to be bad movies full of empty characters and shallow storylines, but they're sort of insulting to the moviegoing audience -- saying, here, we'll just throw a bunch of famous people in a movie, set the trailer to music you're currently listening to at the gym, and that'll convince you to pony up some money. Wrong. We should expect more out of our movies -- not just window dressing. If I can get the same visual and emotional impact standing in front of a Macy's window display for two hours, then something is not right.
Now that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with this fad while it's still being shoved down our throats. Artist Dan Meth redesigned the New Year's Eve poster to include a whole ton of actors, actresses and movie characters that he'd personally like to see star in the movie instead. Heck, if we're going to get these films either way, we may as well stuff them with folks like Steven Seagal, Tom Cruise, Johnny from The Karate Kid, Beetlejuice, Don Knotts, Shelly Long, Ursa from Superman II, Elizabeth Berkley, Red Foxx, Chris Farley and more.
Go on, tell us who you'd like to see in your dream version of New Year's Eve. And if you're interested in watching good New Year's Eve-themed films, then might we suggest In Search of a Midnight Kiss or 200 Cigarettes. [via Dan Meth]