Feb. 22, 2001, 6:18 a.m. CST
by Captain Fantasy
You know, people think Bruce comes off as a real ass to his fans sometimes, but with out a doubt folks, he is the coolest actor out there with his followers. I was on the set of Spiderman and the whole time he was smiling and talking with fans and even after 15 hours he was still all smiles and handshakes. Cool guy!
Feb. 22, 2001, 7:13 a.m. CST
Bruce - salute mate...
Feb. 22, 2001, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Jack Lazarus
Moriarty is such a great writer. I love the reviews he writes, because you can be assured there will be absolutely no trace of pretentiousness, unjustified arrogance, or attempts to turn the review around to focus on him rather than the subject. Take this lovely little gem of a comment, "Until the day I sit behind the camera on my own films, this is what keeps me going." I'm sure we all are waiting with quivering anticipation for Moriarty's undoubtedly brilliant directing debut. I know I am. Beause if the theory is true, that people whose life experience revolves around sitting in front of a computer eating twinkies all day make the best directors...then Moriarty is set to redefine the artform. Godspeed Moriarty. I can't wait to see your autobiographical message film that will be "about your life," and, as always, I look forward to more of these unbloated and genuine reviews you manage to crank out. Ciao.
Feb. 22, 2001, 7:59 a.m. CST
by Smilin'Jack Ruby
Just figured I'd do that before anyone else got a chance. What's sad is, I'm one of those RABID Bruce fans and have met him a couple of times at functions and have to say, he is pretty cool in person. I've never told him that I'm one of those psycho Bruce-fans who thinks his "The Love Bug" is the shit because it's him and Kevin J. O'Connor, or that I actually own a copy of "Menno's Mind" on DVD. Anybody know if he is hosting the Saturn Awards again this year? Bruce is the Bomb. It will be nice to see him in "The Majestic," "Spider-Man," and his third-billed role in "Servicing Sara" which is actually a pretty funny part for him, but as the lead in "Bubba Ho-Tep," that's the one to watch out for.
Feb. 22, 2001, 8:24 a.m. CST
hows moriarty gonna live when frank darabont completes his work on this film and doesnt make another one for about 6 years..?
Feb. 22, 2001, 8:25 a.m. CST
If you haven't yet, watch a little gem that The Bruce was in called RUNNING TIME. It's quite an interesting film, and the second movie in history to attempt the "movie-in-one-take" method. That's right, the second movie after Hitchcock's ROPE. So watch it, you'll be rather impressed.
Feb. 22, 2001, 8:45 a.m. CST
Drew: Not a bad piece...the language was often tight. But try to exclude the rambling tone in the future. I liked what you were discussing (the asides about Campbell and Darabont), but punch up the energy a little. I almost fell asleep by Page 3.
Feb. 22, 2001, 9:07 a.m. CST
I was a little confused at first. The script is called "The Bijou", the actual movie is call "Majestic" yet the set Drew was on was "Sand Pirates". ANYWAYS, that was actually one of the best writings I have read on this site in the past two years. Very clear and simple. Bruce Campbell and Jim Carrey both in the same movie with a great director... oooohhhh....
Feb. 22, 2001, 9:11 a.m. CST
'Cause Bruce is a GOH. Mark your calendar, kids. July 6-8 in Saint Louis. And you can buy some of my art while you're there :-)
Feb. 22, 2001, 9:13 a.m. CST
Another great piece of unfettered film geek reportage that sets this site apart from the competition (to those who complain about a lack of scoops, *this* is why we come here.) Glad to hear that you finally communed with the Bruce, and I'm envious as HELL that your set your naked eyes upon The Idol. This sounds like a script I'll avoid until I can see it brought to life by Darabont.
Feb. 22, 2001, 9:32 a.m. CST
I think it would be cool if Bruce could play Roland from the Dark Tower seris(providing Mr. King ever puts them into movie form-not likley)But he is perfect for that role(& every other ever made)
Feb. 22, 2001, 10:13 a.m. CST
by Regis Travolta
The whole movie should just be "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" with Bruce as a mock Indy Jones on a crazy spoof of an adventure. "Until the day I sit behind the camera on my own films, this is what keeps me going. Watching people who are genuinely having fun doing what they love to do."
Feb. 22, 2001, 10:22 a.m. CST
by Smilin'Jack Ruby
As Bruce has said many a time, he's turned down a lot of projects because doing stuff he wants to do is more important to him than being a Hollywood playah. It does suck that he missed stuff like "Once and Again" and "The X-Files," but there's a lot of people in Hollywood who think the only thing he can do is that "schtick." Hopefully, by doing all this stuff in a row, it'll change that perception. As for trashing Moriarty, what is that old Samuel Johnson quote about jealous bastards being cockheaded assholes? Was that Johnson? Hm...Boswell might've misquoted him, but what do I know?
Feb. 22, 2001, 11:38 a.m. CST
Come on Mr. Darabont, forget about Jim and The Majestic, just make Sand Pirates with Bruce Campbell instead!! It would be ten times better than both of The Mummy films combined!
Feb. 22, 2001, 11:42 a.m. CST
As for Jesus H. Christ, are you still ticked off at Fred Olen Ray for kicking you off the set of STAR SLAMMER when he caught you trying on a pair of Aldo Ray's depends? And you wonder why no one wants you to schlep cable on the sets of their films? A sullied reputation is like Bruce Campbell, my friend: it/he will live forever!
Feb. 22, 2001, 11:56 a.m. CST
Beautiful man, just beautiful. And anybody who dismisses Brisco County Jr. in such an off-hand way has obviously never watched a single episode.
Feb. 22, 2001, 2:40 p.m. CST
Excellent article, McWeeny. "...approximately human,..." was inspired. Fare you well in your film career - there's a lot of readers pulling for you. Judging from your writing alone, yours is a voice that should be heard. Swashbucklin' Bruce and cracking up Darabont by groveling before the idol - how cool is that?
Feb. 22, 2001, 9:19 p.m. CST
Would--would Hollywood lie ? no...I must be crazy.
Feb. 22, 2001, 9:34 p.m. CST
Feb. 23, 2001, 5:52 a.m. CST
I've tried casting Roland in my mind many times - I somehow never came up with Bruce. Kudos! I think he'd be almost perfect in the part. Can't you just see him, standing tall, growling "You have forgotten the face of your father!" Ooooo, shivers. I know, you're saying to yourself, "what do you mean, 'almost' perfect?" Sorry, but the perfect actor for Roland is Sam Jackson. If only King had written Roland as a black guy from the start . . . sigh . . . Jackson would eat the scenery in that role. Double shivers.
Feb. 23, 2001, 6:23 a.m. CST
What's the juice on this? Any release dates?
Feb. 23, 2001, 9:06 a.m. CST
Wait! "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" collapsed? What? Did I miss a headline or something? What's the story? Man, I was looking forward to that movie - with Mike Myers or Johnny Depp or whoever, doesn't matter. That's the kind of news you should be running. Not when one of the "writers" gets to meet that fool from "Jack of all Trades" for 10 seconds.
Feb. 23, 2001, 7:34 p.m. CST
by user id indeed!
Moriarity has a nice cock? That's doubtful. He is, you see, a writer/ hopeful director of motion pictures, or as the kids call them, "flicker shows". He has no time to raise a cock. We all know how hard it is to raise cocks these days. I doubt Moriarity is much of a country type, anyway. I remember my early days at the farm... ah, but I digress! Darabont is good, Carrey is good, Campbell is good, life is good. When is this gonna come out? Huh? C'mon. Tell me. This has been a Moment with User ID Indeed! "Was your missus pleased?" "Several times, yes."
Feb. 23, 2001, 8:41 p.m. CST
'Cause I got a big pecker! I love the quote game!
Feb. 24, 2001, 10 a.m. CST
If you haven't seen any of Bernie's work you need to do so now. His illustrations for a 1983 printing of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are nothing short of genius. I don't know if it's still in print (probably not) but seek it out any way that you can. I hate to use this word but in this case it fits.. Awesome.
Feb. 24, 2001, 10:18 a.m. CST
Feb. 24, 2001, 10:17 p.m. CST
Sam Jackson is fucking perfect for King's Roland. I suddenly give a damn about finishing that series.