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Jennifer Garner isn't even remotely related to James Garner, much less his daughter.


How remotely are we talking here?

 

post #6452 of 6891
Her parents lived about 20 minutes from me until 2014. She was in the area a lot, did a ton of community work.
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​Have you read the book of "We Were Soldiers"? The really insane battle was the second one in that (if I'm remembering things correctly, the movie only covered the first).
I actually have not read that.
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Jennifer Garner isn't even remotely related to James Garner, much less his daughter.
This I knew. It was Laura Dern being Bruce Dern's daughter that I didn't realize until like 2 years ago. That one made me feel dumb..
post #6454 of 6891
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I actually have not read that.
This I knew. It was Laura Dern being Bruce Dern's daughter that I didn't realize until like 2 years ago. That one made me feel dumb..

 

 

Fun fact - Michael Keaton is named after Diane Keaton, but not related
 

His real name, Michael Douglas, was taken by some hack no one has ever heard of, so he chose Keaton in tribute to Diane Keaton. He met her and told her this and she informed him that Keaton wasn't her actual last name either (though it was her mother's maiden name). 

post #6455 of 6891
Yeah Keaton said he took that name because there were already two Michael Douglas's in Hollywood. One was doing very well. And the other was making cheap porn movies.....like Basic Instinct..
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There was already a Michael Fox on the rolls, so Michael J. Fox added his initial as a tribute to Michael J. Pollard.

post #6457 of 6891
Michael A. Fox, his real name, sounded to self-aggrandizing.
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
 

There was already a Michael Fox on the rolls, so Michael J. Fox added his initial as a tribute to Michael J. Pollard.

 

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Michael A. Fox, his real name, sounded to self-aggrandizing.

 

Also this:

 

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When young Michael Andrew Fox tried to register at the Screen Actor's Guild as Michael Fox, he found out someone had beaten him to it by about 30 years. There was a prolific veteran actor of the same name, with hundreds of film and TV roles under his belt. The Guild doesn't allow duplicates, to avoid confusion between actors.

So, the future Marty McFly stuck the letter "J" in there. But the other Michael Fox guy? He debuted in the mid-50s, in the same era Back to the Future is set. In other words, if there hadn't been a Michael Fox in the 50s, Michael J. Fox wouldn't exist--which is exactly like the plot of the first movie

 

Wait, it Gets Weirder:
When Marty travels to 1955, his father George McFly mentions being a huge fan of a show called Science Fiction Theatre, a knowledge his son uses to manipulate him into porking his mother. The show was most likely chosen because they needed to establish George as a huge nerd who had no chance of ever sleeping with anyone, and Star Trek wasn't around at the time.

But get this: the original Michael Fox played several roles in that same show, on the exact same year. Another episode, aired in 1955, featured a suburban couple finding out that their neighbors are time travelers from the future, hiding in the present of 1955--which is sort of like the plot of Back to the Future only seen from the opposite perspective.

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Michael A. Fox, his real name, sounded to self-aggrandizing.

 

Michael The Fox

post #6460 of 6891
Galen Erso from Rogue One was an asshole troll.

"Jynn, for years I've been made to work on the Death Star, but secretly I've built in a design flaw. A thermal exhaust port leads to the main reactor, you just need to fire a proton torpedo down the shaft. Simple. Oh and by the way I've also placed a giant fucking cannon right on top of the port. LOL 😂"
post #6461 of 6891

...that Edward Furlong is 40 years old. And really wearing it hard.

 

 

Somewhere in Santa Monica, Quentin Tarantino sits by his typewriter and outlines his his biggest washout-career-resurrecting role yet.

post #6462 of 6891
I think he looks like the normal 40 year old child actor. He was filming a movie near me when he raided that supermarket and freed their lobsters. I've been to that store several times.
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Something about his look immediately made me think of Michael Madsen. Glad to see he hasn't succumbed to plastic surgery like most actors past their prime. Or if my QT theory's correct, before his prime.

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I gotta say I enjoy him in PECKER and DETROIT ROCK CITY. I think his screen presence can be well-utilized. I'd totally be up for some auteur to pick him up and dust him off. I could see him being a good fit for someone like Wes Anderson, too.
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It's a shame to think he'll probably never reach the heights of The Crow: Wicked Prayer ever again. 

 

In honor of Edward Furlong's 40th birthday, let's listen to him ROCK OUT.

 

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He looks like any 40 year old who's let himself go.

 

A spate of clean living and some proper dedicated gym time would have him back in shape in no time - thing is in his current state no one wants to touch him, so the onus is on himself to start, and when you're that out of shape you don't think there's much chance of you getting your shit together. Someone should point him to the depression thread. And then as Raynis said, some new auteur wold pick him up and people would all be like wow, that was the kid who was in The Terminator.

 

As it is, right now he seems to be modelling himself on this guy...

 

post #6467 of 6891
Uncanny. Let us hope he also won't be taken early due to Pop-Tarts.
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As it is, right now he seems to be modelling himself on this guy...



Travolta, or the banana slug?
post #6469 of 6891

Didn't realize that Mischa Barton was the vomiting child ghost in Sixth Sense.  

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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post
 

He looks like any 40 year old who's let himself go.

 

 

As a 40 year who's let himself go, I gotta disagree.  He looks real bad.  I got flack in the Django post release thread for saying the same thing about QT - it's one thing when a guy who's been heavy all their life goes from being overweight to obese, but when a guy who's been slim into their 30s suddenly start pushing 300 lbs, that's real bad.

 

I kinda feel bad for Furlong.  I never thought that Nick Stahl was much of an upgrade in T3, and Stahl turned out to be an even bigger burn out than Furlong.

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He looks like shit, but if he got 8-10 hours of sober sleep for a couple weeks, a shave and a haircut, and some clothes that fit he probably wouldn't look too awful.

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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post

He looks like shit, but if he got 8-10 hours of sober sleep for a couple weeks, a shave and a haircut, and some clothes that fit he probably wouldn't look too awful.

TFW you realize this is sound advice applicable to your own life.
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George Lucas made Greedo shoot first in the special edition to maintain the PG rating for the rerelease.

At least he didn't do it "just cuz."

I guess..
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This isn't something I just realized, but kind of goes hand in hand with trying to appease the ratings board of the MPAA. When I was in film school one of my professors really laid out for us the hurdles the MPAA makes studios jump through. The professor was the sound designer for the film Autumn in New York and had already been finished with the soundtrack for a few weeks when the studio then brings her back in to modify one ten second clip of the movie's soundtrack because it meant the different between a PG-13 rating and an R rating.

In the original clip Richard Gere's character is argueing with another character and says something along the lines of "What do your want me to say? Yes I fucked her!" My professor had to get Richard Gere to ADR that line and change "fucked" to "had sex with" or something along those lines. The producers then took the new line of dialogue and hired a CGI animator to change Richard Gere's lip movements in that scene to make it fit the dubbed line.

This was all because that, while the MPAA will let a PG-13 movie have one single f-bomb, the word must in no way refer to a sexual act when the movie uses it.
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Wouldn't it have been cheaper to come up with a phrase that didn't require CGI? "What do you want me to say? Yes I BOINKED her!"

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"I put my ding dong in her hoo ha". Something like that would have improved the movie a lot.  I actually took a date to "Autumn In New York" - we were supposed to see a limited engagement of "Ninja Scroll", but after we got to the theater my date told me she would rather see "Autumn In New York".  It was actually my room-mate's girlfriend, and I invited her to Ninja Scroll because I didn't want to go to the movies by myself.  After the movie, she wanted to smash and I politely blew her off.  When my room-mate got back in town, he told me he didn't care if I banged his girlfriend, but I think I made the right choice.  The girl was kinda hot btw.  Anyways, "Autumn In New York" is one of the worse movies I've ever seen.  That nobody on the set knew the rules for getting a PG-13 explains a lot.

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You made the wrong choice!
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I rewatched the charming Best Foreign Film winning Mediterraneo for the first time in many years earlier, and one of the first credits to appear onscreen was, uh oh... Silvio Berlusconi Communications. He was a full producer on it! A true renaissance man.
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I rewatched Poltergeist last night for the first time in AGES and was amused at the size of the hicky on Dominique Dunne's neck when she gets out of her friend/boyfriend's car at the end of the movie. I can't believe that I never noticed that until now..
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I rewatched Poltergeist last night for the first time in AGES and was amused at the size of the hicky on Dominique Dunne's neck when she gets out of her friend/boyfriend's car at the end of the movie. I can't believe that I never noticed that until now..

 

Did you catch Dunne's character's slip about knowing the motel they're going to?

 

POLTERGEIST is this amazing examination of suburban life. So much slides under the radar thanks to the conceit of the ghost story.

post #6481 of 6891
Yeah I did. "Oh yeah, I remember that place... What? Huh?" That added to the hicky being funny a bit later..
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Perusing the Bosch thread, I see much talk about Jason Gedrick. I look him up, unsure which character he was, and holy shit he was the lead in Iron Eagle. Which in turn made me realise that I haven't thought about Iron Eagle in about thirty years!

 

 

 

 

post #6483 of 6891
Iron Eagle was the Gobots and Top Gun was the Transformers.

Gedrick was also in the last episode of Justified, so mad props.
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Gedrick was also in the last episode of Justified, so mad props.

 

He was also a main character in the HBO series Luck, and pretty good in it too.

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SAME GUY!!!
sorry

guess he never was in charge
post #6486 of 6891
He's one of my favorite working actors. Watch KILLING THEM SOFTLY. It's a completely departure from his other characters and he's magnetic. You can smell how fucking nasty he is.

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He's so, so good in Animal Kingdom (the original David Michôd movie, not the Americanized TV remake). Incredibly sinister and frightening without hardly having to try. I've seen almost everything else he's been in since (though not Killing Them Softly; I wasn't even aware he was in that). Big fan of his. My main complaint about The Dark Knight Rises is how much it wastes him.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM is the goods. Give KILLING a shot, for sure. You're going to freak over his performance there. He starts sealing the movie less than five minutes in. And the whole film is damn-good.

And he could have been a great in RISES. I even really loved his whiney-bitch character. He just got cut out too short.
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I rewatched Poltergeist last night for the first time in AGES and was amused at the size of the hicky on Dominique Dunne's neck when she gets out of her friend/boyfriend's car at the end of the movie. I can't believe that I never noticed that until now..

 

Looked up Dominique Dunne.  Just read the tragic story of her death.

 

:(

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Looked up Dominique Dunne.  Just read the tragic story of her death.

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Griffin Dunne's sister... The guy only got like 4 years for it.. Rich family.

You understand a little while her dad Dominick started going after high profile/society killers.

I've been watching the OJ trial in its entirety on Youtube, raw footage, 492 videos, Dominick Dunne is right up front in the audience. His writings on the case are pretty great.
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Lorne Michaels and Howard Shore are childhood friends and went to summer camp together.

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This is something I already knew but then I'm also aware not everyone spends their time looking for films by Fulci to watch and reading up on his career. I think it was the Fangoria spin-off magazine Gore Zone that did an excellent write-up on his career up to that point. The Beyond had an excellent soundtrack as well.

 

post #6494 of 6891
I've loved THE BEYOND since I was 16, and even have that soundtrack in my car! It's my favorite Fulci. Still never knew about the extras, though!
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SAME GUY!!!
sorry

guess he never was in charge

He's also very good in Beyond The Pines, which isn't a great movie.  Also worth checking out is his guest appearance on Girls as Jemima Kirke's dad (Season 2, Episode 7 "Video Games").  

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He's also very good in Beyond The Pines, which isn't a great movie.  Also worth checking out is his guest appearance on Girls as Jemima Kirke's dad (Season 2, Episode 7 "Video Games").  

I was pretty excited for The Place beyond the Pines after Blue Valentine and a terrific trailer, but it ended up being a few great Ben Mendelsohn scenes surrounded by other scenes sorely lacking in Ben Mendelsohn. The movie overall thought it was about a lot more than it was actually about, but Mendelsohn, especially interacting with Ryan Gosling, was a shot of life whenever he was on screen.
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Also recommended: Gosling's LOST RIVER. It's weird nutty but Benny M. is Walken-level good.
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Also recommended: Gosling's LOST RIVER. It's weird nutty but Benny M. is Walken-level good.

Yes.


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Oh I forgot about RIVER. I sold that blu. But there was a lot to like.
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Watching a cast reunion interview for The Godfather's 45th. Apparently Bobby once told Al "If you don't do it, I'm gonna do it" when discussing the role of Tony Montana. What makes it even better is that he just calls it "The De Palma" until Al reminds him the movie was called Scarface.
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