Saw 3D is about to be released and since it’s the last of the series, it got us thinking which celebrities we wished Jigsaw would insanely and destructively torture as a means of teaching them to be better people, AND to do what he had failed at (which is getting their annual mammograms and prostate exams and brain scans). So who did we recommend to Jigsaw for committing such grave indecencies against us and themselves?
1. Taylor Momsen, Taylor Momsen got her start in a little movie opposite Jim Carrey, called How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She had braids in her hair that were pinned on top of her head, and piercing blue eyes that were supposed to be emblematic of innocence or the arctic, or something. Her next most memorable role came in the form of Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, the humble Brooklyn native who goes back and forth between assimilating with girls of the upper east side and continuing to tack up inspirational photos onto the brick wall of her room in Park Slope. Today, she's walking around flashing her underage body parts and rolling around on tabletops and intentionally ripping her stockings so people will slide dollar bills into her clear platform shoes. She's also talking about how stupid other artists are because they're not in love with music as much as she is, or how she's more of a true artist than they are and not as easily influenced by mainstream society. The problem isn't that she matured and changed her viewpoints...but rather that she seems to feel the necessity of putting others down (other really talented others) to cement her hardcore existence that so interestingly began in the world of bejeweled headbands and religious holidays! Jigsaw would be forgiving in terms of people maturing over the course of their lives, but he'd be less inclined to ignore someone who attacks others, just because they're not the same as her.
2. Katherine Heigl. Katherine Heigl stars in the same movie over and over again, and bless our hearts, we keep going to the theaters to see her because we keep hoping she’s made a different movie. But she never does. Luckily for us, we learned our lesson right around the time she made Killers with Ashton Kutcher, and we finally accepted her for what she is: an actress who makes one movie a whole mess of times. She, however, has not learned anything, as evidenced by her stellar job of sacrificing her face to chocolate pudding and asking us to believe it was baby poop in Life As We Know It. Even though our faith in her is now certainly very dead, she still deserves to have her appendages grinded down into nubs for causing us to so innocently believe she was capable of appearing in better types of movies. Deceit is liked by no one.
3. The Situation. This guy does not deserve to be able to get out of his Cadillac and walk down the street, counting how many plastic cutouts of his abs he sees in store windows that people can use as their Halloween costumes. Even though Michael Sorrentino has undeniably become a household name and a pop culture icon, his exposure and influence is tremendously disproportionate to his contribution to society. And he shows no sign of slowing down – he just came out with his own vodka, and previously designed his own ab workout, a book, a spot on Dancing with the Stars, a vitamin line for GNC, a rap song, a clothing line, and a collection of Reebok shoes. As a result, he’s grown into an egomaniac. Which, we all know, Jigsaw enjoys with his sardines and an IV drip.
4. Lea Michele. Oh, stop it. She’s bad. Parts of her are cute, like her Broadway roots, her lunches at Au Bon Pain with her mother in Los Angeles, and the way she broke into Hollywood even though she refused to get a nose job. But have you ever stopped to consider why Lea Michele does such a good Rachel Berry? She’s already bratty, self-centered and demeaning! So nailing the character isn't all that difficult! And she thinks the fact she’s grown so tight with the guy who created the show about plastic surgery on FX (where one deranged person continually was having sex with his dead sister) means she’s established! Lea Michele is no doubt a talented entity, but she’s basing her abilities on a show where her character is not at all different from her in real life… which is cheating. And Jigsaw has quite the assortment of punishments for that breed of crime.
5. January Jones. One of Don Draper’s biggest antagonists on Mad Men is his past, but a much more pugnacious one can be found in January Jones’ character, Betty. Now, January is just doing her job and playing a character. So technically speaking, Matthew Weiner expects us to only despise Betty. But she’s just so much of a bitch sometimes (and almost always to Sally) that we deem it necessary for our hatred to transcend Betty’s boundaries and let it bleed over into January’s territory. She’s just the worst! Jigsaw would undeniably take pleasure in reminding January what it feels like to be completely helpless and at the mercy of someone as unsympathetic as she's made her character on the show out to be. .
6. Charlie Sheen. This guy has had it coming since he called Denise Richards the N-word way back at the end of 2008! How is it fair that he gets to trash a hotel room (that’s designed for little children to enjoy and love and jump on the beds and marvel at the mystery of wallpaper and remember that joy forever) with cocaine, an escort, and break a chandelier, and then just swoop over back to the set of Two and a Half Men, where he makes $1.8 million an episode? How is that fair? In actuality, almost every victim Jigsaw has punished shares something in common with Charlie Sheen – they’re almost all self-destructive, disrespectful to others, and utterly reckless with no understanding of responsibility and consequences. Jigsaw would enjoy having Sheen as a victim even more than having a cancer-free brain.
7. Michaele and Tareq Salahi.You’ll recall the Salahis were the delightful people who attended President Obama’s State Dinner in their saris and their rosacea and their cameras, all ready to be filled up with candids of Joe Biden. But technically, the Salahis weren’t invited to that glorious event – they sneaked in! So after listening to them give interview after interview, saying they had received an invitation and objecting to being called “party crashers,” they appeared on The Real Housewives of DC... where not only was it revealed that they DID crash the State Dinner, but that they were looking for a $100 million house to move into (even though they had no money and couldn’t provide their real estate agent with a copy of their bank statement) and a defunct winery and a bad case of multiple sclerosis! In other words, they’re the snowglobe that packs the most flurries! They’re the perfect victims for Jigsaw because even as they’re watching the screws get closer and closer to their eyeballs, they’d continue to respectfully decline to answer any questions under the advisory of their lawyer.
We meet our lovers in the Bahamas. Jared (Paul Walker) is a dive bum looking for his big break. Samantha (Jessica Alba) Jared's devoted girlfriend is happy handling sharks at the Atlantis resort and living with her man in a trailer on an idyllic beach. Wouldn't we all? Except maybe the shark part. When Jared's best bud Bryce (Scott Caan) shows up with a new girlfriend Amanda (Ashley Scott) things get a little dicey. It starts off when the four divers discover a legendary shipwreck rumored to contain millions in gold. Soon visions of wealth and greed are swimming in their heads. But also nearby on the ocean floor is a sunken plane full of cocaine. Uh-oh. The friends make a pact to keep quiet about both discoveries so they can excavate the shipwreck and claim it before a rival treasure hunter Bates (Josh Brolin) can beat them to it. Of course their plan goes awry as plans are wont to do. The nefarious smugglers looking for their underwater stash are lurking about. So Bryce and Amanda come up with a new plan of their own. You know nothing good is going to come of this.
Into the Blue is a perfect vehicle for its four lead hotties especially Walker. He's at best when he doesn't have to say too much and can just stand there looking buff and beautiful. At least Walker has played it pretty smart with his career up to this point. He's so far resisted trying on an accent and doing a period drama content being the pretty boy who makes action movies such as The Fast and the Furious and its sequel. And that's just fine by us. As his sultry paramour Alba--who's having quite a year with Sin City and Fantastic Four under her belt--isn't required to do much either but look stunning in her scantily clad wardrobe. She'll no doubt be the reason most of the male population will flock to see this. But when it comes down to protecting herself from the bad guys she can also wield a pretty mean machete. Her Sam has got a lot of guts evoking images of her character in the ill-fated TV show Dark Angel. Rounding out the cast is Scott (Alba's Dark Angel co-star) as the lanky Amanda a squirrelly girl with her own agenda and Caan as the snarky Bryce. The Ocean's Eleven actor is great at playing the hothead you want to slap for being so clueless but who grows on you nonetheless.
Into the Blue tells us that there is $6 billion worth of buried treasure in the world's oceans just waiting to be discovered with a major portion of it buried near the Bahamian islands. If that isn't enough incentive to just chuck everything go live in the Bahamas and be a treasure hunter then feasting your eyes on the scenery in this movie just might do the trick. After helming Blue Crush in lush Hawaii director John Stockwell--who's definitely a sucker for surf and sand as well as the word "blue" in the title of his films--gets his feet wet again in Into the Blue. Really wet. Shooting a film in which three-quarters of it is underwater was an arduous task especially on the actors who all had learn how to free dive which is snorkeling in deep water for extended periods of time. But much like its obvious inspiration The Deep Into the Blue is really all fluff without much substance. It's just a giant excuse to watch beautiful people frolicking in beautiful backdrops with sharks drug dealers and action sequences thrown in for good measure. And you know that really isn't such a bad thing.
In this pilot to a prospective series, O.J. Simpson (also the executive producer) is a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a dead client, leading him to a politically prominent family. The series would have featured TV's first black detective since "Shaft" and "Tenafly" in the mid-seventies.