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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

ROBOCOP RETURNS---Neill Blomkamp tweeted that he is no longer directing the sequel, "Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N".





RIDLEY SCOTT---Ridley Scott's ten best movies ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes scores.

1. ALIEN---97%
2. THE DUELLISTS---92%
3. THE MARTIAN---91%
4. BLADE RUNNER---90%
5. THELMA & LOUISE---84%
6. MATCHSTICK MEN---82%
7. AMERICAN GANGSTER---80%
8. ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD---79%
9. GLADIATOR---76% (tie)
10.BLACK HAWK DOWN---76%





GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT---Kyle Chandler will play an astronaut in the Netflix movie based on the novel about a lone astronomer at a remote Arctic research station and astronauts returning from the first manned mission to Jupiter when disaster strikes. George Clooney and Felicity Jones also star.

HAUNTED HOUSE---Alexandre Aja (CRAWL) will direct this untitled Amblin haunted house movie which will use fan interactive technology.

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS---Piper Perabo will play Linda Craft, wife of Dr. Peter Craft (Rory Kinnear) described as, “a fading American Beauty rose disappointed with her husband and bored with her constrained suburban life.”

ST. ELMO'S FIRE---NBC tv series underway based on the 1985 movie that starred Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy.

GORMENGHAST---Showtime tv series underway based on the fantasy books.

THE BABYSITTER---Netflix sequel underway with director McG returning.

A MOODY'S CHRISTMAS---Elizabeth Perkins will co-star with Denis Leary in the Fox Christmas miniseries.

SEARCHING---sequel underway to the John Cho movie.

TRIVIA---in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, Paul Freeman, who played Nazi archaeologist Dr. Rene Belloq, appears to eat a fly while arguing with Indiana Jones. Freeman explained, "Yeah, I think they just took out a couple of frames when the fly flew off, just to make the joke. I got a very nice review from Pauline Kayland [Kael] who noted what a devoted actor I was to go through it, with eating the fly and all.
So there you have it. The fly just flew away, there was no bug in the mouth but those cheeky editors took a few frames out just to give us something to talk about years later."

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy7iiSX_nYM



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Blomkamp just needs to get bumped off a Predator film next, then he'll have not done Aliens, Robocop or Predator.

That's an amusing anecdote about the fly. Cheeky editors.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I saw RAIDERS many times on it's original run in theaters. When the fly crawls on his lip all the guys laughed and all the girls went "Eiwwwwwww!!" (is that how you spell that expression?)

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I saw RAIDERS many times on it's original run in theaters. When the fly crawls on his lip all the guys laughed and all the girls went "Eiwwwwwww!!" (is that how you spell that expression?)

1981 was 38 years ago, and yet I have never seen Paul Freeman in anything but Raiders.

Maybe he did a lot of British TV? Off to IMDb to check...

Edit: Nope! Never saw him in anything but Raiders. He has done loads of TV, though.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

I saw RAIDERS many times on it's original run in theaters. When the fly crawls on his lip all the guys laughed and all the girls went "Eiwwwwwww!!" (is that how you spell that expression?)

1981 was 38 years ago, and yet I have never seen Paul Freeman in anything but Raiders.

Maybe he did a lot of British TV? Off to IMDb to check...

Edit: Nope! Never saw him in anything but Raiders. He has done loads of TV, though.


DUDE!

HOT FUZZ

He played the priest!!



(Also in an episode of YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES back in the 1990's, but not as BELLOQ. He also played Parmider Nagra's father on E.R. And probably a shotload more.

Very MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

TRIVIA---in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, Paul Freeman, who played Nazi archaeologist Dr. Rene Belloq'>

Nazi archeologist? I thought he was a French archeologist who was working for the Nazis.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

He was a Frenchman working for the Nazis, so he was a Nazi archaeologist.

If the movie was set in 1944 and Belloq was working for the Free French or Americans, I was have said he was an Allied archaeologist.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

He was a Frenchman working for the Nazis, so he was a Nazi archaeologist.

If the movie was set in 1944 and Belloq was working for the Free French or Americans, I was have said he was an Allied archaeologist.


Thanks. I knew that, but I always figured the Belloq character as more of a mercenary, only interested in his own personal ends, not ideology.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

He was a Frenchman working for the Nazis, so he was a Nazi archaeologist.

If the movie was set in 1944 and Belloq was working for the Free French or Americans, I was have said he was an Allied archaeologist.


Belloq's interest would have been archaeological rather than political. Seeing as it was 1936, he would have been involved with the Nazis because they had the resources to find the Ark, and not for any ideological reasons.

Had it been after the German conquest of France (1940), Belloq could have been a Vichy archaeologist. However, it is established--by Belloq--in the great bar scene between Belloq and Jones that both men are opposite sides of the same coin and not political whatsoever.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Jims up in the middle of the night!!! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I post at 2:50 AM (EST) and it becomes priceless!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 3:12 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I hate that whoever's controlling MaxB's typing thoughts has now turned him into just a regular 'run of the mill' nerd frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I saw RAIDERS many times on it's original run in theaters. When the fly crawls on his lip all the guys laughed and all the girls went "Eiwwwwwww!!" (is that how you spell that expression?)

big grin - Same here - it was a highlight of watching it to listen to folks' reactions.

1981 was 38 years ago, and yet I have never seen Paul Freeman in anything but Raiders.

Maybe he did a lot of British TV? Off to IMDb to check...

Edit: Nope! Never saw him in anything but Raiders. He has done loads of TV, though.


Well, you missed it then, buster! Oh, the heartache I feel for you!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

He was a Frenchman working for the Nazis, so he was a Nazi archaeologist.

If the movie was set in 1944 and Belloq was working for the Free French or Americans, I was have said he was an Allied archaeologist.


Belloq's interest would have been archaeological rather than political. Seeing as it was 1936, he would have been involved with the Nazis because they had the resources to find the Ark, and not for any ideological reasons.

Had it been after the German conquest of France (1940), Belloq could have been a Vichy archaeologist. However, it is established--by Belloq--in the great bar scene between Belloq and Jones that both men are opposite sides of the same coin and not political whatsoever.


I think we all can agree the monkey was a Nazi.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Don't know of the stuff Max B. and jackfu posted, but I haven't seen a non-Belloq Paul Freeman performance.

I haven't seen that monkey in anything outside of Raiders, either. Spielberg's a real career killer.

If you don't believe me, ask the kid who played Odd Job in Temple of Doom.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The dude with the eye patch looks like Fred Ward.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

He was a Frenchman working for the Nazis, so he was a Nazi archaeologist.

If the movie was set in 1944 and Belloq was working for the Free French or Americans, I was have said he was an Allied archaeologist.


Belloq's interest would have been archaeological rather than political. Seeing as it was 1936, he would have been involved with the Nazis because they had the resources to find the Ark, and not for any ideological reasons.

Had it been after the German conquest of France (1940), Belloq could have been a Vichy archaeologist. However, it is established--by Belloq--in the great bar scene between Belloq and Jones that both men are opposite sides of the same coin and not political whatsoever.


I think we all can agree the monkey was a Nazi.



There was never any doubt about that.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Don't know of the stuff Max B. and jackfu posted, but I haven't seen a non-Belloq Paul Freeman performance.

I haven't seen that monkey in anything outside of Raiders, either. Spielberg's a real career killer.

If you don't believe me, ask the kid who played Odd Job in Temple of Doom.


Or Drew Barrymore.....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I think the guy with the eye patch looks like Edward James Olmos.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Don't know of the stuff Max B. and jackfu posted, but I haven't seen a non-Belloq Paul Freeman performance.

I haven't seen that monkey in anything outside of Raiders, either. Spielberg's a real career killer.

If you don't believe me, ask the kid who played Odd Job in Temple of Doom.


Odd Job? Temple of Doom was a Bond prequel, too? Fascinating insight, Phelps. Dragon needed to include that info.

 
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