Thursday, April 18, 2024

Another Straight to Video B Movie for Bruce Willis (See Trailer) This One Second Bills Him to Chad Michael Murray


Is it possible Bruce Willis actually needs money? (No.) Or is it just that he wants to work, even if the work is ridiculous? (Yes.)

Willis has yet another B movie coming, straight to video on May 22nd. This one’s called “Survive the Night,” and if we can survive watching it, that’s the question. Bruce is second billed to Chad Michael Murray, former star of not “Dawson’s Creek,” but the other one, “One Tree Hill.” Murray is the Steve McQueen of ’00s television.

For Willis, this is now the latest in a long line of these crappy productions. He shoots for one or two days, appears in a couple of scenes, and is used in the trailer as a lure to whatever audience is left. In Edward Norton’s recent “Motherless Brooklyn,” which was a box office dud but certainly not a B movie, Willis appeared for less than 15 minutes.

Whatever is going with Willis that is forcing him to make these movies, maybe it’s time to fess up. He is beloved by fans. But these movies aren’t doing much to help his legacy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News