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: Hang on to your dissapointment it's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen pics!
: seeneester 02 January, 2003, 05:56:52 AM
Here's a nice little link which as far as I know was discovered by the all seeing Watcher.

Link: My God! They finally did it!

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: seeneester 02 January, 2003, 06:08:01 AM
Here's another from him, freshly plucked from the chatroom.

Link: My God! They finally did it again!

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: Queen Firey-Bou 02 January, 2003, 07:56:27 AM
nope thats definately not a 14th C italian poet.

whos the white shirt goatie acktor ?

and  er could i actually ask just what the hell LoEG is/ was gonna be ...a film obviously , i stupidly assumed yous were on about the league of gentlemen -sicko humor guys..

sorry for being a crap comic buff there, but i have led a sheltered existence in celt-opia.
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: Mangamax 02 January, 2003, 02:00:35 PM
That Nemo is yet another case of what looks good on page doesn't look too good when made flesh. Shame really as they seem to have copied O'Neills design exactly.
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: pauljholden 02 January, 2003, 06:31:14 PM
oohh.. they look a bit pants, but to be fair, they might do some serious colour tweaking in post production which'll give it that extra pizaz.
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: Adrian Bamforth 02 January, 2003, 09:16:27 PM
Just what I was thinking, these aren't even shots of the film, just polaroids of the set and people in costume. Most adventure movies have all kinds of atmospheric colour filters and stuff put on. Even bad adventure movies will tend to look good (sometimes too slick) if they're big enough to have a big star aboard.

ADE
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: Devons Daddy 06 January, 2003, 04:21:01 PM
the fact sean connery is on board speaks highly of the project,
who wrote the screen play?
in fairness. in recent years comic book movies have stuck to the facts. X men. spiderman. road to peraditoin. etc.
this is basically because when they changed things in other comic book movies.the movie failed. so we may be in a for a real treat.
lets keep our fingers crossed.
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: DavidXBrunt 06 January, 2003, 05:48:27 PM
David S. Goyer, wasn't it? He of the Blade screen-plays and one third of the writers of the marvelous J.S.A.
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: GordonR 06 January, 2003, 05:58:46 PM
>David S. Goyer, wasn't it?

No, James Robinson - who used to write comics, Starman amongst others - and Alex Ayres.

As for the person who said that the fact that Connery's aboard speaks highly of its quality potential...  Well, I like Sean Connery as much as the next person, but do you have any idea just how many terrible movies he's been in over his career?  

(Not as many as his pal Michael Cain, I grant you, but still...)

Anyway, I'm sticking my neck out early and venturing that the LoEG movie looks like a dog.
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: DavidXBrunt 06 January, 2003, 06:02:27 PM
Ah yes. James Robinson. Another third of the writers of the marvelous J.S.A.
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: Slippery PD 06 January, 2003, 06:13:21 PM
Well Ill just say that Caine has a fantastic quote about the Cr@p films he was in...
"there are films YOU WANT to do, there are films you dont mind doing and then there are those that pay the rent!!"

Most actors, will do anything to get the money....  Its the years spent dossing around "looking for jobs!!"

Yer Slippo
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: damnandblast 06 January, 2003, 06:20:58 PM
"Well Ill just say that Caine has a fantastic quote about the Cr@p films he was in..."

He also said "a high standard of living sometimes requires a low standard of acting."

Which was nice.

Nigel
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: GordonR 06 January, 2003, 06:23:57 PM
>>"there are films YOU WANT to do, there are films you dont mind doing and then there are those that pay the rent!!"

Things like this do make for good enough quotes, but they aren't half a load of old bollocks.

If Michael Caine never made another movie again, I doubt he'd have any problems paying the rent.  His restaurant chain alone is probably enough to keep him in the style he's accustomed to.

Anyway, let's have a straw poll: what's the worst film Michael Caine's ever made?  I nominate Bullseye.  Michael Caine AND Roger Moore together at last, AND it's directed by Michael Winner.

Incidentally, spare a thought for David Bishop, everyone.  He's writing a book about the films of Michael Caine, and is currenly having to watch 'em all.  Remember, for every Get Carter, The Italian Job or The Ipcress File in there, there's half a dozen Bullseyes or Blame It On Rios...
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: Devons Daddy 06 January, 2003, 06:27:11 PM
the hand,
he was a comic book artist and had his right hand chopped off in a freak accident.

sadly for us this has never happened to certain artists who shall remain nameless. who have some how manged to blackmail tharg in the past.
fetish and that chin anyone?
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: GordonR 06 January, 2003, 06:28:59 PM
>>the hand

Directed by Oliver Stone.  True.
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: Mk13 06 January, 2003, 07:09:14 PM
Definitely Blame it on Rio - I literally cringed all the way through that one, and his cameo in the Get Carter remake was some form of autoerotic necrophilia.

Mind you, I did see him recently in the Honorary Consul, and he was very good indeed.
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: GordonR 06 January, 2003, 07:16:30 PM
Also for your consideration:  On Deadly Ground.  Not only starring, but also directed by, Steven Seagal.  Caine plays a nasty oil biz industrialist out to ecologically rape the Artic.

After spending 90 minutes breaking bones and wrenching joints out of their sockets, tubby Inuit martial arts expert and dodgy ponytail-wearer Seagal gets to deliver a heartwarning message about saving the planet.

Michael, I don't care how steep the rent is on the Bel Air mansion and the Malibu beach house.  Have you no shame at all?
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: Wils 06 January, 2003, 07:21:17 PM
'Dressed to Kill' was rather cringe-worthy as well.
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: petemaskreplica 06 January, 2003, 07:29:07 PM
Jaws - the revenge
(shudders)
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: Matt Timson 06 January, 2003, 09:30:41 PM
Is it just me, or does "Dante" look like he'd be more at home whipping a few MPs in his dungeon?!?
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: Art 06 January, 2003, 09:35:16 PM
Yeah, but I can forgive any man who'd run around in a nappy in the name of art*.

(*) Refrence to 1974 hippy drugs film "Zardoz".
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: Matt Timson 06 January, 2003, 09:39:41 PM
Zardoz was on the telly the other night and I was going to watch it- just to see if it was as shit as I recall- but I forgot.

That's not much of a story really, is it?
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: Art 06 January, 2003, 09:44:43 PM
Heres the review from IMDB:

This is one of the worst films I've ever seen; the director should change his name to John Boring. Really, what the hell was Boorman trying to make light of in this film, ecology, psychology, sociology ... Give me answers here people. Now I'm all for intelligent cinema, but this film is just plain dull, it doesn't even make sense when you try to look at the plot. And what about all those topless women, it may be nice to look at but why are they there, are women not aloud clothes in the future or something. This is campy, sci-fi masquerading as high art, it's pure self-indulgence on Boorman's part. And whoever had the idea of putting Connery into those pants should be shot... Avoid like the plague...

All of which is more or less true, and yet it remains one of my favoritest films evah.

See also: Dune
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: Slippery PD 06 January, 2003, 09:55:22 PM
Never seen Zardoz,  but know the basic plot.  However, I do like Dune a lot.  It has to be said as flawed as it is, its a valiant attempt to portray a book thats extremely multi faceted.  With some rather grand themes.  Its David Lynch for fecks sake.....  Of course its gonna be odd.

Sheesh.  Rant over.

Yer Slippo
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: Mk13 06 January, 2003, 10:27:54 PM
>Yeah, but I can forgive any man who'd run around in a nappy in the name of art*.

But Highlander 2 has got to be unforgiveable (not to mention First Knight and Entrapment)...

and as for Caine - The Swarm, anyone?
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: W. R. Logan 07 January, 2003, 02:26:22 AM
Wasn't it Caine who also said that he'd never seen Jaws 4 but hes seen the view from the house that it paid for.

La Placa Rifa,
W. R. Logan.
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: Queen Firey-Bou 07 January, 2003, 03:38:00 AM
Jaws - the revenge
(shudders)

was that the number 3 that was on recently ? comeone ! once you get over the first half hour wretching, its so BAD its cult viewing ! fantastic, like when the grenade bloke is lodged in the rubber ones teeth.."wait i'll hook the grenade out" & when it explodes & the baddly animated jaw bones glide against the red backdrop...pure ART man !!!
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: petemaskreplica 07 January, 2003, 05:43:57 AM
"was that the number 3 that was on recently ?"

unfortunately, no. it was no.4.
(shudders again)
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: mongor2003 07 January, 2003, 08:52:21 PM
Worst Michael Caine film - The Swarm.
"Bees tharsands of 'em"
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: Quirkafleeg 07 January, 2003, 09:31:11 PM
"I never thought it would be the bees, they always were our friends!"
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: Art 07 January, 2003, 09:32:41 PM
Ah, they said that about The Birds.
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: Marbles 07 January, 2003, 09:43:41 PM
Saw Caine in 'The Quiet American' the other day and he was brilliant. Great film.