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Improper pluralization of a word

But I'm willing to overlook it because Gary Oldman is in this movie:

Trio to rule 'Empire' (from Variety)

"Gary Oldman, Malin Akerman and Milo Ventimiglia will star in indie gangster project "Criminal Empire for Dummys," set to shoot starting in late March in New Orleans.... Story centers on a charismatic young man -- portrayed by Ventimiglia -- who relates the do's and don'ts of running a criminal empire through a flashback to his own rise from a tragic childhood and life in the ghetto to eventual position as a multinational drug and criminal kingpin."

I know the spelling of "dummys" is meant ironically, so I'm trying to get over it.  Really, I am.  Did I mention this movie has Gary Oldman in it?  I did? Okay. And Milo Ventimiglia! Yay!  I loved him as Jess on "Gilmore Girls."  I could never force myself to watch "Heroes," but I heard he was good in that show as well.

How much do you want to bet that Oldman's character is a mob boss?


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Mar. 11th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
The first season of Heroes was really good, but past that it just goes downhill. I haven't seen the recent season yet, but I'm gonna watch just because I've seen everything else and I feel like I HAVE to.

I feel your pain on the spelling issue. My friend and I were just discussing the improper use of 'ensues' that this guy online wrote in his profile. I think that bothered me even more than spelling errors do and those drive me insane.
Mar. 11th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
If I remember correctly, the reason I never watched Heroes was because it premiered the same year as Studio 60 (which was created by my screenwriter idol Aaron Sorkin) and NBC cancelled S60 but kept Heroes, so I developed a grudge against the show and refused to watch it. Yes, I hold grudges against TV shows...'cause that's totally rational. ;-)

Oh, I know what you mean...I hate it when people use words improperly. If you're not sure what the word means, use a different word! It's not hard. There's this girl I follow on Twitter who has a problem with word usage AND spelling AND grammar...her tweets drive me nuts. I think I may have to stop following her to save my own sanity because I know one day I'm going to crack and start replying to her with corrected versions of her tweets!
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