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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 cool! I hope he does some video interviews for his fans that live faraway on the internet. More importantly, I hope he has a good time.
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. I tried sending an email to the above address and got no response. Is that how you came across your autograph? It's normal for people to sell the autographs. If the name doesn't have any value to you, then it's an easy way to make money off of others.
  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy Anniversary to my parents as well!
  10. 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 side to Hung being off the air is that TJ can work on his own personal projects. As much as I love the projects where he is simply acting (which granted are amazing), I love the projects where he has the most creative control. He's got great ideas that only he seems to be willing to make manifest, such as the noir-verse.
  11. I had an account but never really checked it until I started following TJ. It's cool to see the pics he uploads.
  12. 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.
  13. As soon as anything exists, people will form opinions about it. If people hate him, so be it. Assume that he is a jerk sometimes. So what? Everyone is a jerk sometimes. If nothing else, that just makes him a human, like the rest of us. Personally, I like the polarizing effect he has on the public. He's trying to change how the game is played. People react differently to change, and a lot of that time, the reaction is negative. I'm a fan of TJ for his positive and negative traits. He wouldn't be the cool guy is his without both.
  14. I got mine yesterday. Pretty exciting! I love this movie!
  15. 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.
  16. Finished Season 2 of Hung on DVD. Man, I wish I hadn't gotten into TJ's work so late... Maybe if I had been a fan earlier, the show wouldn't have been cancelled. And I gotta say, that Jane Adams can ACT! She steals the scene all the time. Maybe the silver-lining is that Thomas Jane can focus more on the projects he is passionate about that he wouldn't have had time for had the show been picked up for another season. I love his original works because they show not only that he can hit marks and read lines, but that he's got tons of awesome ideas that people wanna see (like Dark Country, Bad Planet, and my favorite I Melt With You) that no one else is coming up with.
  17. 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!
  18. I was really impressed by the first one; I wonder how they will top it.
  19. 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.
  20. Is that art of your buddy Thomas on the cover? Looks pretty similar.
  21. Pics from Tom's Whosay about what he did on his birthday. http://www.whosay.com/thomasjane/photos/135417 http://www.whosay.co...e/photos/135416
  22. Happy birthday, man. My gift to you is that I got six DVD/Blurays that you are in delivered today. Maybe it's more a gift to myself, but hopefully a couple of pennies will end up in your pocket. Either way, have a fun, fulfilling day!
  23. Just watched the short. I was never into Westerns until I played a few Western-themed video games. This short encapsulated all of the aspects of the old west I love: wasteland, vigilanteism, hot women, and larger than life men. I hope your upcoming The Magnificent Death From a Shattered Hand includes all those. Even if you're not starring in it, I know it'll be great as long as it follows your vision.
  24. 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 to hide from others, hoping desperately that we can stomp them out with enough positive thinking or minimally kill them with drugs. If it's too much of a burden to face that side of yourself, a movie like this will be an instant turn-off because it forces you to confront those ubiquitous fears that we are aging, dying, and our lives are not what we wanted them to be when we were young. Simply, if you are running from your dark side, you'll run from this film. While the overt message is that "life is shit after 40", people might miss the more covert themes of love, friendship, and indoctrination. The take-away here is that, if you buy into what people might call mainstream American values (success=youth, money, fame) and don't focus on your individual goals (being a great divorced father, always being there for a friend, turning one's life around, doing what you love, etc.), then you have become a zombie who will never eat enough flesh to be satisfied, shambling through the world until your misery is brought to an end.
  25. 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 decisively deals with the inevitability that things are going to end in failure, that's what creates a character.
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