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  1. Hey Thomas! Just wanted to leave a quick message to say how much I appreciate and respect you.  I'm a latecomer to your fab site, but since I've pretty much devoured all the info I can find it's so nice to discover just how real and down to earth you are.  I must admit I was half expecting to find a bit of a Hollywood diva but thrilled to discover that's nowhere near the case - you're straight talking, know your own mind and don't play the 'Movie Star', obviously you are but, as Tim B once said (and I may be paraphrasing here) you're just a guy who happens to make movies, what you see is what you get.  Much respect for not putting your whole life on social media, and thanks for being so generous with your time here, can't begin to tell you how much it's appreciated by us fans but hopefully you already know that.  Sending you loads of love and good wishes, take care  xxx

  2. excellent review! thx for that, I agree with most of it to answer a couple of your questions: Baxley is fire proof. at least when it comes to digital fire. i guess when we shot it we weren't aware how much fire they were gonna add. honestly, a crispy critter baxley nailed to the tree would not have been the greatest visual... the hula girl was something shane added at the end; he wanted to call back all the guys but Bax didn't really have any props, so: hula girl. just a joke, and not a great one. i kept baxley's necklace, which played in a couple scenes but hit the cutting room floor. shane had the idea that Bax has tourette's - tough to play. i was pretty nervous about it. but i have a friend, a stunt guy named pete antico who has the big t. he happened to be up in vancouver for a couple weeks so we hung out - a lot. pete saved my ass. also, check out https://www.touretteshero.com/ i used a bunch of stuff from these great people, who have created a kind of "tic diary" that is nothing short of amazing. tourette's isn't just a lot of grunting and jerking: some truly sublime shit comes out of their mouths sometimes. thanks for all the great feedback folks. i'm glad you dug the film. maybe not the predator i would have done, but working with shane was a real pleasure. maybe we'll get to do it again sometime. next up is cop flick Crown Vic, which is being edited right now. with any luck it will hit sundance next year. see ya'll on the flip side. T
  3. had a blast working with keegan. i'd work with him again in a heartbeat
  4. i will definitely tell him. he will appreciate that. we also worked to show the ptsd of soldiers in a real light. the 1980s were all about muscle and big guns. in 2018, we should be feeling the cost of war on the folks who still endure it. #2! that's a huge compliment. i know a lot of other folks feel the same way. full house at monsterpalooza today. lot of love for the film. it's a crowd film, a film you wanna see with an audience on friday or sat night for sure... half the fun is sitting with an audience while they get all the references and in-jokes to the past movies. i've listened to the audience twice now, once in Toronto and again in LA: they have a great time. mission accomplished.
  5. Shane and I had a great time together. I met Shane when he asked me to do a staged reading of NICE GUYS at the SXSW in Austin (did i get that right? one of those festivals) a few years ago. flew down and we had a blast. the reading went gangbusters; folks loved it. Shane tapped me to do Ryan's part (the part i read at the reading) but hi-de-fucking-ho, i was in Toronto filming the Expanse. i thought ol' Ryan G did a fine job in the film. I would have been better.
  6. thanks John! the great Johnny Walker has helped me update some stuff. also i signed up for Akismet and plugged it in - that should help! please let me know - email me - if it doesn't stem the flow of strange robotic bullshit that plagues our phones, computers, minds and lives. what is AI good for? why, selling you shit, of course.. thus it will always be, unitl we overthrow our robot overlords.
  7. NON-PREDATOR-RELATED QUESTIONS (if that's OK...feel free to answer any from the list below): Q1 -- What's the status on A MAGINFICENT DEATH FROM A SHATTERED HAND? Is it going to happen within the next 2 years? Q2 -- Is Rusty Blades planning to record any more music? Q3 -- When is RAW getting another new store? Q4 -- Any chance of you attending more conventions (horror or comic) in the the Midwest (*cough* HorrorHound Weekend Indy *cough*)? Q5 -- Why aren't you on Instagram? Your pics are GORGEOUS! That's just off the top of my head. its Sat night and looks like the Pred is gonna do great at the box office - good for everyone all around I'll check back in tmrw eve - after the old monster's ball. a few quick answers: A MAGINFICENT DEATH FROM A SHATTERED HAND is in turnaround, meaning its in the back of my old desk drawer. we've had a couple opportunities to make the film, but not with enough money to do it right (meaning the way i want to do it) to do that, i'll need to make another film and prove my chops. that film might be a project currently titled RETURNER, based on a pretty terrific screenplay by Chad Law, and rewritten by myself the nutshell is a supernatural action drama set in 1930s Chigago - we're talking gangsters, prohibition and randy flapper girls. it's also a kind of Gothic romance with heavy Noir undertones (natch) we're about to start shopping that around also on the list is a pretty terrific book i found called Selena by Greg Barth: this is an old school, 70s style revenge flick starring a seriously fucked up stripper cum prostie, doped up, sad and drifting through life, until she steals the wrong thing and is raped and nearly killed by the Bad Men Who Should Die. goes back home to Kentucky to recuperate with her trailer park father, who dusts off her grandfather's old shotguns, cuts down the barrels and teaches Selena how to shoot... and that's just act one. couple other things in the hopper. i have a good feeling that i'll be directing again soon: it's time to give back to the community that i've learned so much from - and make some kick ass little films. Is Rusty Blades planning to record any more music? Rusty has about six songs that are demo's. i've heard them -- 5 of them are gems. i'm hoping that he'll pass this way again in the next couple years and i'll be able to hold him down long enough to lay down some tracks. time will tell When is RAW getting another new store? well, never say never, but probably never. that makes the old stuff collectible items! Any chance of you attending more conventions (horror or comic) in the the Midwest (*cough* HorrorHound Weekend Indy *cough*)? see above. I mean, anythings possible. but don't hold yer breath! the Con's i've done over the years have been a blast. you might know that we pulled out of SDCC a couple years ago, currently subletting our booth to John Carpenter's wife, Sandy, a terrif gal and her books are pretty darn cool check em out ""Also from me how much of your dialogue was actually improvised?"" IMPROVISED?? you don't think Shane and Fred spent countless hours slaving over a hot computer working out the finer details of brilliant comedy? no. they didn't. i mean they did, but then we kept forgetting the lines. trying new stuff. fucking wit it. you know, improvising. you might not know this but i rarely (never) watch myself in films anymore. so i really couldn't tell you what they kept in and cut out. on set it was about 50/50 as for InstaGram, Harlow keeps telling me to get on there. personally i believe social media is devil's work. think of how many books you could read in the time it takes to wade through Twits or Faces... think about what will you remember as you lay dying in your bed, thinking back on a life well spent? Of Mice and Men, or those cat photos? People bitching about the infamy-du-jour, what vital thought they had about what-that-guy had the gall to say out loud, or the way the moon looked on that special night - you know, the one when your phone broke and you had nothing in your hand, so you looked up at the night sky? Harlow says Instagram is the best of the bunch though: pics being a thousand words, art, photog, etc. maybe. not.
  8. Oh yeah I'm gonna be at MONSTERPALOOZA this Sunday around 1pm or so I'll be with the great Fred Dekker! Monster Squad! Night of the Creeps! Robocop 3! and Predator! we'll be talking about, well, monsters, i guess. how i got myself into this i dunno! but i'm going with it. if you're in the hood, swing on by say hi to me and Fred after the er, monster talk. http://www.monsterpalooza.com/fall/ http://www.monsterpalooza.com/fall/guests.html ps: it is NOT 3:47 am, as per the timestamp. weirdly, it is 3:47 am in London right now wtf up w that?
  9. Yo people! haven't been on the ol forum in feels like forever... hope ya'll dug the new Pred post under the NEWS So Toronto Midnight Madness screening went pretty freaking good! lots of laughs and I'll be damned if we didn't get some serious applause, and not just at the end. as for the "other matter" all i can say is wtf. I've got to spend my limited brain cells on different t'ings. Like: is it moral for aliens to rip out your spine for sport? Or do you need some justification, no matter how petty? so I've been getting emails from some newbies trying to sign up and join, but they're having trouble. as in can't sign up. did we hit our quota or something? I'll look into that asap anyone has any ideas let me know I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys think of Predator contrary to popular belief, i do lurk every now n then. and i appreciate everyone's thoughts, no matter what they are. they actually help me out a lot! (like: oops, guess i won't be doing that kind of part/joke/haircut in the near future...) I'll be on and off the forum this week and next. anybody got a question, hit me here on this thread. I'll do my best to answer it! I'll be checking in this weekend to see what ya'll think and PLEASE if you like what i do, go see the film this weekend! every bit of B.O. helps, trust me (and I mean box office; i've got plenty of the other kind.) Got the LA premiere on WED night. wish us luck, moviefans PS: did anyone see the shout out to the Raw Boards with Kevin Smith at comicon? cool dude but man, his trousers don't fit
  10. Thomas Jane

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    thanks people. i loved that character... and that's all i gotta say about that it was great to see Mike and company. was it just me, or did the DCP make the film look like it was shot on a porn camera? i mean, that weird soap opera look. i hate that. i took harlow to see pride, p-word & zombies and half way through i realized it had that same 'video' look! it was terrifying. the video, not the movie. the look. the freaking videolook. its like fingernails on a chalkboard for the eyeballs. i understand that Blumhouse is interested in taking Jim Jacobs and doing something like a miniseries about him and his merry band of insanity. could be fun
  11. alright Noeland! thanks you! isn't that a killer pinup? now i am trying to learn how to post stuff up here but it is damn hard to post original pics. i'm looking into how to make it so me can post pics. its a devastating travesty of brain cell action.
  12. the new RawStudios site is UP and we're kicking it off with a little Lycan showcase, courtesy of SEAN O'CONNOR, baby - yeah. we know. it's been a while. a long while. Believe it or not, sean o'connor is almost halfway through the LYCAN. the work is amazing. the book will be everything you thought it would be, and more. sean is like a steam engine, cranking up a long, steel hill. the guy just won't quit. and the hump is in sight. we love this guy. we're lucky to have found someone who is so perfectly suited to the story we're telling. in hollywoodland they call that perfect casting. now in case you're just getting here, sean is no speedy gonzales. other publishers might've taken a walk on sean a long time ago, but we're not other publishers. when we find someone we love, we stick. like we said in the front office - sean's been pumping out pages for a looong time with nary an eyeball to see 'em except the hairy eyeballs of tim & tom. so leave a little love, if ur so inclined. i'm sure sean will appreciate it. just don't offer him a sweet four-year contract and steal him from us. wait till he's done with the book, fer chrissakes. This is the place where we'll be posting Sean's work in the weeks to come. as GRANT GOLEASH adds his gorgeous color wash, this is the place to get a first look.
  13. alright. the new RawStudios site is UP and we're kicking it off with a little Lycan showcase, courtesy of SEAN O'CONNOR, baby - yeah. we love this guy. we're lucky to have found someone who is so perfectly suited to the story we're telling. in hollywoodland they call that perfect casting. now sean is no speedy gonzales. other publishers might taken a walk on sean a long time ago, but we're not other publishers. when we find someone we love, we stick. like we said in the front office - sean's been pumping out pages for a long time with nary an eyeball to see it except the hairy eyeballs of tim & tom. so leave a little love. i'm sure sean will appreciate it. just don't offer him a sweet four-year contract and steal him from us. wait till he's done with the book, fer chrissakes. This is the place where we'll be posting Sean's work in the weeks to come. as GRANT GOLEASH adds his gorgeous color wash, this is the place to get a first look.
  14. my ears were burning... thanks for the nice comments. i do try to forget that i'm a film actor. people tend to give waayy too much cred to folks just cause they sing or dance or fire fake bullets from real guns. it's a fun job, but man does it tend to go to the head. why? it's the culture, folks. we are programmed to worship celebrity. whole shelves of books have been written on why that is - but i think it boils down to sawbucks. yet another corporate scheme to pry dollars from the pocket, by tapping into primal fear and desires. did i mention we're getting in some new t-shirts at the store? anyhoo the server was down & thanks to the quick fingers of Rosella W. i was able to get it back up double time. thanks Rosella! since I'm here i'm checking in for a real quick update on our western: nick nolte and I have been spending an evening a week out at terry Leonard's ranch, riding hores. Horses! it's been a blast. Luis Guzman has read and likes the script, same goes for Chris Plummer and Jeremy Irons. but sadly, it looks like we're pushing yet agin, this time to Spring 2014. so we will have to wait to finalize everyone's deal. Nick is pretty bummed, I am too, but we've decided to keep getting together at Terry's for now, mostly cause riding with Terry is so much fun. look up Terry Leonard when you get a sec; he is THE man when it comes to roping and riding for Hollywood, (or anywhere else) and he's one of the best stunt guys who ever lived, and one of the best Second Unit Directors too. we are lucky enough to have him doing both jobs on magnificent death, stunts and second unit, plus unofficial riding coach for me and Nick. and the guy can tell a story, too. if you ever meet him, ask him to tell you the one about catching Wilt Chamberlain with his girlfriend. alright more later, folks. sorry i've been so busy and can't check in more. but i've got a movie to make. keep the faith, say a little prayer to the movie gods for us (every little bit helps) and Adios for now TJ
  15. the movie is really great. highly recommended for anybody into this stuff. it's got a real six inch skeleton of an EBE, DNA tested at Stanford.
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