Spike Lee is So Tots Predictable

You gotta wonder if Spike Lee ever wakes up in the morning, looks at himself in the mirror, and think to himself, “Holy crap, if predictability had a face, it would be mine.” Here’s another shocker movie news concerning the bespectacled one from Crooklyn: Spike Lee is going to direct a movie called “L.A. Riots”, about the 1992 riot in Los Angeles that followed the acquittal of four white cops accused of beating the living bejusus out of motorist Rodney King of “Can’t we all just get along?” fame. The riot took place over six days, totaled damages over $1 billion dollars, and killed 53 people.

The LA Times reports that Spike Lee will direct the movie, based on a script by John Ridley (that is now being reworked by “Hotel Rwanda’s” Terry George). Meanwhile, weird looking dude Brian Grazer will produce.

Though Lee is famous for his incendiary takes on controversial subjects, Grazer insists that “L.A. Riots” is more of a vivid drama than a bomb-throwing broadside. “It’s a war movie set in a modern city like Los Angeles,” he says. “There were 56 deaths, more than 2,000 buildings that caught fire and all sorts of horrific destruction. So we see the anger and the emotion, but the story enables us to see the strife from all perspectives. You get a close look at the sociopolitical dynamics from the perspective of the cops, the African Americans, the Koreans, from all these different people. And then you get to arrive at your own conclusions.”

White men bad! Korean money hungry! Black men victim of society!

But hey, maybe I’m wrong.

P.S. What is up with Brian Grazer’s hair? He’s the geeky, spiked hair dude in the picture below. Seriously, there’s eccentric, and then there’s, “Dude, get your shit together, you’re embarrassing your kids”.

Rodney King and Brian Grazer



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  • AltredEgo

    I’m not sure what Spike Lee ever did to you but…geez. Every article about him on this site is filled with so much of your venom that I’m forced to wade through just to get to the story. It’s like “what if an AICN talkbacker had their own site to slag films based on little to no information”.

    We get it you don’t like the guy. That doesn’t mean everyone else has to hate him too. “Beyond Hollywood”? Hell, you can’t even get beyond your own sense of self-importance. Newsflash: I don’t care what you think.

    I’m just here for the news.

    AE.

  • AltredEgo

    I’m not sure what Spike Lee ever did to you but…geez. Every article about him on this site is filled with so much of your venom that I’m forced to wade through just to get to the story. It’s like “what if an AICN talkbacker had their own site to slag films based on little to no information”.

    We get it you don’t like the guy. That doesn’t mean everyone else has to hate him too. “Beyond Hollywood”? Hell, you can’t even get beyond your own sense of self-importance. Newsflash: I don’t care what you think.

    I’m just here for the news.

    AE.

  • Jake

    Newsflash AE: Who cares what you think. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else.

  • Jake

    Newsflash AE: Who cares what you think. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else.

  • AltredEgo

    A valid point, sir.

    If you run a professional site, then there would be some expectation of journalistic integrity. There would be an expectation that the creators would be responsible to the readership to provide interesting information about new projects that they might find interesting and of course adding their personal take to the mix. But of course, I’m talking about standards and quality and the aspiration to be above small pettiness and actually try to broaden horizons. Why should someone have to read through 2 paragraphs of someone’s dislike of a man they’ve never met, just so they can make their *own* opinion about the project? But if that’s how it is here, then hey, we vote with our choices. So I think I’ll do just that!

    AE.

  • AltredEgo

    A valid point, sir.

    If you run a professional site, then there would be some expectation of journalistic integrity. There would be an expectation that the creators would be responsible to the readership to provide interesting information about new projects that they might find interesting and of course adding their personal take to the mix. But of course, I’m talking about standards and quality and the aspiration to be above small pettiness and actually try to broaden horizons. Why should someone have to read through 2 paragraphs of someone’s dislike of a man they’ve never met, just so they can make their *own* opinion about the project? But if that’s how it is here, then hey, we vote with our choices. So I think I’ll do just that!

    AE.