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  1. I think this movie will prove what Stephen Colbert has said all along: the number one threat to America is bears.
  2. There is something about turning 40, where if you're not "set for life", you feel like you can't start your life over again. You feel like you can't follow a new dream, you can't meet the woman you want to spend your life with, you can't start the family you have dreamed of... You lose hope. The prevaling narrative we are taught is that all of those things should be in place by then. Where are the positive messages for people over 40 who don't have their lives sorted out?
  3. It's funny how the interviewers fall silent as soon as they talk to him about his passions. It takes them out of their comfort zone. I wish I had the confidence to talk about the things I truly love, but which I would fear would alienate me from others.
  4. By far, this is my favorite TJ movie. Anyone who hasn't seen it yet, go see it! lol
  5. That's the first time I've heard anyone refer to the hair on someone's chest as a mane. I don't think I have enough Wild Turkey in the house to keep up, which is good, because I don't feel like dying. haha
  6. I'm not a huge Stephen King fan, though I do own many of his books. I just like when SK and TJ are both on a project. I'm more invested in the story if the actor does a good job. I liked TJ even more in The Mist, because he was able to do more with the character. Like he says, he likes characters that have inner turmoil and that one had plenty. I think Dreamcatcher would have been interesting as a series, where four friends with unusal powers deal with a slowly growing alien threat. At least a trilogy...
  7. I liked Hung for two reasons. 1. I really enjoyed seeing Ray Drecker learn about how to treat people. He was constantly evolving from a guy who only cared about what he wanted out of life to a guy with a big heart who puts other people's happiness before his own. It's a beautiful tragedy when he tries so hard to make things right, only to have them worse off than before. Just awesome. 2. Jane Adams acting ability allows her to steal the scenes she is in. She really knows how to portray someone who is awkward, frustrated, and sympathetic both physically and emotionally. The good sid
  8. If I can enjoy The Sweetest Thing because TJ is in it and in spite of Cameron Diaz, I'm sure I'm gonna love this movie.
  9. I got mine yesterday. Pretty exciting! I love this movie!
  10. Just watched The Mist in black and white thanks to the collector's edition. I kind of wish that I had seen it in b/w first, because there were times when I felt like I was watching a decolored version. What I liked about b/w was how blinding the mist is, how high definition everything looks, and how reminiscent it feels of those old scary movies I saw as a kid.
  11. Just watched this movie, and it was awesome. I love when Thomas Jane gets to play a guy in a suit and hat with a gun. The plot had me guessing the entire time. Each time I had a theory, it was ruined by the next scene, but it stayed believable. I wish this could be a series. I would watch TJ as a tough to kill detective over all of the Law & Orders combined! I can't get enough of all of the great anachronisms: the clothes, the cars, the pay phones! Damn... I wanna know what happens next!
  12. Just rewatched 61*. Thomas Jane's accent is really amusing! It was like watching another actor. Some people might think only the very young are good-looking, but I think Thomas is getting better looking as he gets older.
  13. This movie resonated deeply with me. My theory on why some critics may not like it is that you have to have experienced some of the pain the characters have gone through in order to relate to it. Anyone who felt like they were lying to a loved one, who never got over the death of a family member, who resigned himself to the belief that life will never be as limitless, as vivid, or as meaningful as it seemed, or who questions if there even is a point to being alive... that is who can appreciate this film. Additionally, it's hard for most of us to look at the parts of us we try so hard t
  14. I just saw this movie for the first time. It really is another one of Thomas Jane's characters that is caught between a rock and a hard place. Do you do the right thing? Or do you do the other right thing? These tragic roles are so compelling and the most poignant when the point is reached when hope is lost and resignation sets in. In Japanese culture, stories of the hero being in positions like this are common and beloved. In Norse mythology, Odin had the gift of forsight, so he knew that eventually, everything would be destroyed and nothing could be done to stop it. How one decisivel
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