Say ‘what’ again: Samuel L. Jackson threatens NYT reporter

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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If there is one person you don’t want to mess with in Hollywood, it’s Samuel L. Jackson.

But that didn’t stop New York Times film critic, A.O. Scott, from giving Jackson’s latest movie “The Avengers” a tepid review.

Scott writes, “The secret of ‘The Avengers’ is that it is a snappy little dialogue comedy dressed up as something else, that something else being a giant A.T.M. for Marvel and its new studio overlords, the Walt Disney Company.”

Basically, Scott calls the film out for being a movie studio cash cow, which compromises the subtler moments of the film for “Transformer” style special effects.

The mixed review did not please Jackson, who tweeted Thursday, “#Avengers fans,NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let’s help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!”

Scott, a generally well-respected movie critic, didn’t seem too concerned. He replied, “I have to say I feel more flattered than threatened. which may prove the point a different way.”

Jackson kept the digs coming when he tweeted, “They aren’t going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!”

If we know Samuel L. — and we think we do — the only way this can end is with a gunshot to the kneecap.

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