A guy crashed his Camaro through Gate 5 at the Warner Brothers lot last week and got charged Tuesday with attempted arson because of all the flammable liquids found and igniton device found stuffed inside, the Daily News reported.
As if driving a Camaro isn't hot enough.
Anyway, his motive was unknown but a cop speculated this Michael Angel Rodriguez-Cintron, who, of course, is from New York, thought he'd been slighted by Warner Bros.: “We don't know if this guy is just looney or not….But they believe it might have something to do with a stolen script…”
We checked, and he's not a member of the Writers' Guild, and Burbank police didn't call us with further details as to motive. So let's stipulate that the stolen script thing is nonsense and imagine five reasons a screenwriter might be pissed at Warner:
5. Warner's recent Drew Barrymore vehicle “Going the Distance.”
Here's the East Bay Express noting its badness:
What are they doing with each other? And what are we doing watching this manically dreary, physically nauseating date movie from hell? The lack of emotion, not to mention the poverty of language, is staggering. Blame all of the above on writer Geoff LaTulippe and director Nanette Burstein (American Teen). Quick question: Why is it that Long always sounds like he's selling something? Keep your distance.
4. The entire “Gossip Girl” closet. The Weekly's Gendy Alimurung tried to tally up the total dollars it would cost to buy the “Gossip Girl” wardrobe. She got to $38,560 before she gave up. In these recessionary times, that's just tacky.
3. The arson suspect hasn't come around to the prevailing view that “Battlefield Earth,” thought at the time of its 2000 Warner Bros. release to be one of the worst films ever produced, is actually a campy masterpiece and great way to end a long night of drinking and smoking. Or he sides with Scientologists who thinks Warner plotted to make Scientology look ridiculous with the film, which was adapted from a novel by L. Ron Hubbard.
2. He's like many fans of the Jonah Hex comic book who hated the movie adaptation that just came out. Time Out described it thusly: At 81 minutes with credits, 'Jonah Hex' feels crude, lazy and entirely perfunctory.
1. Though Warner's “Inception” got a lot of good reviews and made a ton of money, maybe our friend in the Camaro came down with the haters, who thought the movie lacked any emotional resonance. Plus, there were no Camaros.
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