Next Action Star 2004

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  1. Chris_Morris

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    Anyone else watching this? It seems to have great train wreck potential. With Joel Silver aboard I'm curious to see what type of movie they have planned for the 2 eventual winners. Unfortunatly from the previews, it seems less Matrix/Lethal Weapon and more USA late night semi-porn.





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    Anyone else watching this? It seems to have great train wreck potential. With Joel Silver aboard I'm curious to see what type of movie they have planned for the 2 eventual winners. Unfortunatly from the previews, it seems less Matrix/Lethal Weapon and more USA late night semi-porn.





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    I've been watching it (well, both episodes) and I think it's pretty entertaining. I too am interested to see what type of movie comes out of this. It looks like they're at least attempting to highlight the acting ability the person has, and give it some weight in their determination.

    But I can't possibly see whoever wins this thing being given the starring role in a legitimate, big budget film. I mean, I know that so called action stars have to do some of their own stunts, but I can't see a director telling Mel Gibson, or Bruce Willis, or any number of action stars that they have to do some of the things it looks like they'll be doing on this show...

    Director: OK Bruce, you're gonna be driving down the road at 50 mph on this motorcycle. But here's the best part. Halfway down you're gonna hit this big ass log in the road, flip over the handle bars, and slide down the street.

    Bruce Willis: Uh, that sounds kinda dangerous, and I don't have much experience with this type of thing. Can't we use a stunt guy? I mean whoever does it will be wearing a helment anyway, so you won't be able to tell it's not me.

    Director: No Bruce, it has to be you. Don't worry, we've taken every precaution. *mumbling* and if it doesn't work out we'll figure out a way to write your character with a broken back.

    Bruce: What was that?

    Director: Oh, nothing. You ready?
     
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    I've been watching it (well, both episodes) and I think it's pretty entertaining. I too am interested to see what type of movie comes out of this. It looks like they're at least attempting to highlight the acting ability the person has, and give it some weight in their determination.

    But I can't possibly see whoever wins this thing being given the starring role in a legitimate, big budget film. I mean, I know that so called action stars have to do some of their own stunts, but I can't see a director telling Mel Gibson, or Bruce Willis, or any number of action stars that they have to do some of the things it looks like they'll be doing on this show...

    Director: OK Bruce, you're gonna be driving down the road at 50 mph on this motorcycle. But here's the best part. Halfway down you're gonna hit this big ass log in the road, flip over the handle bars, and slide down the street.

    Bruce Willis: Uh, that sounds kinda dangerous, and I don't have much experience with this type of thing. Can't we use a stunt guy? I mean whoever does it will be wearing a helment anyway, so you won't be able to tell it's not me.

    Director: No Bruce, it has to be you. Don't worry, we've taken every precaution. *mumbling* and if it doesn't work out we'll figure out a way to write your character with a broken back.

    Bruce: What was that?

    Director: Oh, nothing. You ready?
     
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    I think it's a role in a TV movie, not a big budget movie.
     
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    I think it's a role in a TV movie, not a big budget movie.
     
  7. Jason Harbaugh

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    Yeah, that always irked me in the previews and even during the show when they kept saying "star in a major motion picture" when all they get is a made for tv movie with a small budget.

    I'll watch a couple more but I'm not impressed with anyone or anything yet. Only cool thing is that my brother works at the Argyle Hotel. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, that always irked me in the previews and even during the show when they kept saying "star in a major motion picture" when all they get is a made for tv movie with a small budget.

    I'll watch a couple more but I'm not impressed with anyone or anything yet. Only cool thing is that my brother works at the Argyle Hotel. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I think or i'd really like to think any actor starts out as an actor first. I mean I know there are action guys that started off as karate guys or whatever and learned acting 2nd or didn't learn at all. But c'mon this show is really just a retarded premise.
     
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    Yeah I think or i'd really like to think any actor starts out as an actor first. I mean I know there are action guys that started off as karate guys or whatever and learned acting 2nd or didn't learn at all. But c'mon this show is really just a retarded premise.
     
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    Why are they keeping Viviana? She way over acts and Hollywood already has its share of primadonnas.
    I peg Jared to replace Kiefer on 24 [​IMG]


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    I agree about Vivianna... What a horrible actress. The role is for a 2-hour full length movie. The host made sure to emphasis that to great length.

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