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  1. As far as the Brat Pack generation goes, Ralph Macchio has to be the most low profile. Practically the lead role in The Outsiders, The Karate Kid franchise and My Cousin Vinny. The only thing I've seen him in since is Entourage, playing himself.
  2. It was actually a shock to see him doing something other than his rom com routine. I don't suppose he's bothered, but it does feel like he's wasting his career these days.
  3. It's obviously unfair, but Russo is just too old now to be a leading lady. Hollywood would never pair an actress her age with the likes of Costner or Gibson now. She'd have to fight with a lot of other actresses for the limited number of good female roles for women her age.
  4. He still gets lots of cash, so I'd say he's pretty good at the decision making. Wings Of The Apache is where it all started to go wrong, that was the beginning.
  5. I enjoyed it more as it went on, I don't think it was ever likely to live up the quality of the better cable shows, but it was very solid. Episode 7 was the finale as well, but another series has been ordered.
  6. Code in my inbox this morning. Thanks for the heads up.
  7. It doesn't seem like a system seller.
  8. It's on Network TV in the US, swearing is a no-no, The Shield was on cable.
  9. Jeunet had some good films behind him and an excuse.
  10. There's an awful lot of the British stuff that seems to rely on one writer and as soon as he leaves, the quality plummets. The Americans seem to get much more from a room of writers.
  11. I thought that the second episode was fairly run of the mill. They're obviously going for a huge sprawling cast and are going to reveal more about all the characters over time. The problem might be that all the characters are pretty standard. I'd forget comparisons with The Shield and The Wire, this is going to be looking for much bigger audiences and will need to be far more conservative to do that.
  12. It's made by some of the same people. The way it looked was very modern, all hand held cameras and low light, but the script was quite old fashioned. I don't think they're trying to be the new The Wire, but they are aware of it. It looks like it could be a solid enough weekly cop show, enjoyable, not essential.
  13. Microsoft would be Universal Pictures in this analogy? http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005073/
  14. Yeah, it isn't actually funny, but people overestimate their own wit on the internet all the time.
  15. The thing about seeing a bad flick at the cinema is that you'll endure it far longer than you will on TV. All those Dean Cain efforts might have brilliant twists, I don't know, because I switch over as soon as Cain appears. At the cinema, you've actually made the effort to go and see it in the first place, with some expectation of entertainment, then you'll sit there, hoping that things get better. My choice btw - Assassins - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112401/
  16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/slovobooks/se...57615842646991/ Issue 3 of Big Numbers.
  17. So it's OK to post spoilers in the I've Never Watched The Wire thread.
  18. We're still at the stage where something doing badly on BBC2 still gets far more viewers than something doing well on BBC4. Some people still can't get BBC4 and lots of older people who can get it never watch anything apart from the old channels 1 to 5.
  19. Then no one would watch it. Repeats on BBC3 or 4 would be a good idea though.
  20. Newsnight was always going to be a problem. Channel 4 would have been a better fit for this, they actually need something for their 10pm slot.
  21. The strange thing is how much better the acting was.
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