Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dustin Diamond back in action

 
I don't know what I have against Dustin Diamond. I should identify with him! The poor devil. He had a brother who died in childhood and his mother died during the run of Saved by the Bell. Half his family died before he was fourteen. Nobody on Saved by the Bell liked him. Mario Lopez was rude to him when he got a black belt in karate. He became a stand-up comedian and all the real comedians hate him. He paid a band to let him perform with them. He threw an empty water bottle harmlessly into the crowd and someone threw a full water bottle back at him, hit him in the head and he had to be taken away in an ambulance which the rest of the band found extremely funny.

He has just enough fame to keep his career barely limping along and since he has no education he has no hope of earning any kind of a living doing anything else.

On the other hand, there was the sex tape, the horrible tell-all book and the "celebrity" boxing. He's the poor man's Tom Cruise in terms of people hating him.

Anyway, there's this guy called Eric Roberts who is apparently a movie star. He and Dustin Diamond have just starred in a direct to video movie being put out by Sony called Joker’s Poltergeist about the mass murder in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

One article announcing the movie listed Eric Roberts and Dustin Diamond as the stars although, on imdb.com, you have to click "see full cast" to find Diamond's name. The movie is listed there as Joker's Wild. Users gave it one star.

The plot, according to an online review:
At an illustrious movie premiere in a packed theater of, at best, 23 people, a madman in a clown mask opens fire on the audience. One year later, the theater is reopening, under objections from the public. As the theater makes it’s return, to the shock of no one, clowns start murdering people, or taking them to a nightmare dimension, or hell, or something equally uninteresting.
I haven't seen it. I might watch a little if it's free somewhere. Sounds like it's in terribly bad taste.

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