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The Movie Overdose Presents: Mrs Doubtfire 2

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This week we try out for a direct continuation of the highly potent Mrs Doubtfire franchise. We present to you our valiant attempt at developing a darker new chapter in everyone’s favourite quasi-Scottish nanny’s life…

Tom: yeah sure

lets do it

Mrs Doubtfire 2?

John: alan moore style

behind the mask

so it’s definitely a direct continuation, right? same cast?

Tom: oh absolutely

it’s set maybe 5 years later

the kids can be recast

slightly older

and everything seems normal. Robin Williams is still doing the Mrs Doubtfire show

then one night he comes home to his wife and they’re in bed together. and he starts talking dirty in Mrs Doubtfire’s voice.

they both think it’s hilarious that he’s using an old woman’s voice while in bed. and laugh it off. but then robin williams goes to the bathroom, looks in the mirror and sees Mrs Doubtfire in the reflection

cue titles: Mrs Doubtfire 2: Burning Desire

John: because of the flaming fake breasts?

does that play a role in the next film?

Tom: that’s interesting. maybe in a freak accident on set, the breasts melt and get stuck to him

anyway. so basically robin williams has to deal with the fact that he can no longer control Mrs Doubtfire

also i seem to recall in the first that Mrs Doubtfire is always pining over her dead husband. i forget his name. We’ll call him Norman for the time being

John: ok

Tom: and Mrs Doubtfire wants Norman back, so she’s on the hunt for a replacement Norman

that kindly old bus driver in the first film gets assaulted

John: ah maybe it could be a case of lost time

like robin williams wakes up and doesn’t remember the last few hours

sort of like a transvestite version of Memento

Tom: yeah, but he looks down and he’s wearing frilly knickers

John: that’s right

as Doubtfire he’s trying to fill the void left by norman

Tom: it also becomes a bit like The Fly. because it gets to the point where he’s physically turning into an old lady

he also needs Sally Field out of the picture as she’s not old enough for him

him/her

John: so Brundlefire is gradually morphing over the course of the second act, we’ve set up the schism between him and sally field in the first act, where do we go from there?

Tom: we need a hero

someone to save robin williams

John: the gay couple from the start of the first film?

Tom: oh no. they’re brainwashed by Brundlefire to try and use their make-up skills to make Sally Field look like poor deceased Norman

John: ah yes, of course

shouldn’t take that much work though

Tom: ouch

of course once she looks like Norman, Brundlefire will have to kill her, as Norman is dead. he/she needs to make things perfect

you know i hope the transvestite community isnt appalled by this film.

John: i think a lot of people are going to be appalled by this film. i’m also not sure how i feel about brainwashing the gay couple

there are so many nasty layers to this film

Tom: it’s a nasty film

John: we’ve still not got a hero though

Tom: the cover of the film though will look like the cover of Mrs Doubtfire 1

the trailer too, will be cut to look like a romantic comedy

John: so we’re really going for a suckerpunch of a movie

i like this

Tom: viral marketing too. Robin Williams dressed up as Mrs Doubtfire will respond to random ads in actual newspapers looking for a nanny

John: i think i’d be pretty terrified if williams turned up at my house responding to an ad

John: can pierce brosnan save him?

Tom: oh god i forgot about pierce

of course

he’s the decoy hero though

John: so he dies?

Tom: like scatman crothers in The Shining

yeah. he comes to save the day, then Brundlefire shoves a pepper down his throat and his allergies kill him

John: can we have pierce get a call from williams right at the very start of the movie? so we keep cutting back to brosnan making his way across the globe

only to be peppered in the final reel

Tom: yeah of course

but we still need a hero

what other characters are there in the first one?

John: just looking through imdb, nothing is jumping out

we might need a new character

shouldn’t be too much of a stretch as we have all the important principle cast intact

John: joseph gordon levitt?

Tom: he’s a bit too good for this

John: paul walker

he’s going to be our muse

Tom: ok how about this

paul walker was raised by his grandma who died

and mrs doubtfire comes along and acts as a grandma figure

paul walker has no idea that it’s actually robin williams in disguise

he feels close with Doubtfire, not knowing what he/she is becoming

turns out that Paul Walker’s grandpa was the bus driver who mrs doubtfire murdered

and paul walker remembers his grandpa talking about an old lady with hair legs

and sees doubtfire shaving them and puts two and two together

John: this is such a tragic story

poor doubtfly

Tom: well with the help of paul walker, robin williams eventually destroys his alter ego

John: so does paul walker then ingratiate himself into the family?

Tom: if only it was that simple

this is where things get meta

robin williams weakened by mrs doubtfire isnt prepared for what happens next

John: now i’m terrified…

Tom: ALL of Robin Williams other alter egos staart to randomly surface as if he is malfunctioning

so Jack, Patch Adams, Bicentential Man, Jakob The Liar, Peter Pan etc…they all start surfacing randomly

like when the T-1000 at the end of Terminator 2 is malfunctioning

robin williams can no longer control his personality

John: ok i’m definitely in on this project

but don’t forget popeye

Tom: yeah

it’s kinda like a video game boss battle

with each personality, Paul Walker must find its weakness

John: i think we’ve got this wrapped up, what do you think? i’m confident about this one

Tom: sold

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The Movie Overdose Presents: Primer

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This week we debate the merits of remaking my favourite film of all time, Primer…

Tom: we’ll do Primer next
all 6 versions of the protagonist fight through time
15 minutes
16:12
me: they’ll fight the other guy
heavily outnumbered
7 to 6
Tom: dont worry. the outnumbered guy went back to prehistoric time and stole a T-Rex egg
16:13
he reared it for many years, and rides it with a staddle
me: what does that do?
what’s a staddle?
Tom: saddle
16:15
me: oh
Tom: like dinoriders
me: that makes sense now
16:16
maybe each one of the 6 Aarons could get an awesome weapon from different eras
like a trebuchet
and a howitzer
16:17
also, Abe has been recast with Wesley Snipes
16:19
Tom: i love it
16:20
‘Your TIME has run out Abe’ Aaron shoots Abe with a blunderbuss
16:21
lots of time puns
‘You’re LATE for your funeral’
16:22
me: early to bed, early to die
16:23
Tom: we might have to steal from The Fly, and have some creature get in the box while Abe is travelling
ABEetle
16:26
me: that’s so crushingly lame it could work
16:27
somewhere along the line aaron becomes a woman
16:28
Tom: who gives birth to the original Aaron
creating the ultimate paradox
16:32
me: which the movie then proceeds to never address again
close-up shot of Willem Defoe screaming
16:35
Tom: the sequel can be called Primers, and is set in a dystopic future, where everyone carries around a time travelling box
5 minutes
16:41
me: box? too unwieldy. in the future everyone carries around a metal sash
16:42
Tom: except one unassuming character who can travel through time at will and is the chosen one
he is THE PRIMER!!!
and wears black glasses and a long leather coat to prove this
16:46
me: he wears it because it was the first coat ever given to him (by himself from the future)
16:49
some terrible symbolism in there: first coat, primer, paint
i think i’m falling out of love with this project
16:50
Tom: you could say it’s before its time
16:54
me: time to call it a day

Tom: we’ll do Primer next

all 6 versions of the protagonist fight through time

15 minutes

John: they’ll fight the other guy

heavily outnumbered

7 to 6

Tom: dont worry. the outnumbered guy went back to prehistoric time and stole a T-Rex egg

he reared it for many years, and rides it with a saddle

like dinoriders

John: maybe each one of the 6 Aarons could get an awesome weapon from different eras

like a trebuchet

and a howitzer

also, Abe has been recast with Wesley Snipes

Tom: i love it

‘Your TIME has run out Abe’ Aaron shoots Abe with a blunderbuss

lots of time puns

‘You’re LATE for your funeral’

John: early to bed, early to die

Tom: we might have to steal from The Fly, and have some creature get in the box while Abe is travelling

ABEetle

John: that’s so crushingly lame it could work

somewhere along the line aaron becomes a woman

Tom: who gives birth to the original Aaron

creating the ultimate paradox

John: which the movie then proceeds to never address again

close-up shot of Willem Defoe screaming

Tom: the sequel can be called Primers, and is set in a dystopic future, where everyone carries around a time travelling box

John: box? too unwieldy. in the future everyone carries around a metal sash

Tom: except one unassuming character who can travel through time at will and is the chosen one

he is THE PRIMER!!!

and wears black glasses and a long leather coat to prove this

John: he wears it because it was the first coat ever given to him (by himself from the future)

some terrible symbolism in there: first coat, primer, paint

i think i’m falling out of love with this project

Tom: you could say it’s before its time

John: time to call it a day

Keaton and Goldblum for Morning Glory

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Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum have signed up for Morning Glory, a JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk-produced project which follows the travails of an aspiring news producer working to reconcile the differences of her anchors and save a morning show.

The lead is to be Rachel McAdams with Harrison Ford continuing his leap back into the acting world as one of the duelling anchors, alongside Keaton.

It’s being directed by Roger Michell, the man behind Shakespeare in Love along with the very good Enduring Love and the even better, Peter O’Toole-starring, Venus.

For me, it sounds somewhat interesting as it could potentially have some of the witty charm of the classic Broadcast News. Of course, that might just be hoping too high but I can’t envisage right now that this film could possibly be that bad.