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From TV to Movie

Name actors and actresses who started off in TV and moved on to achieve movie success. For example, Bruce Willis from TV's Moonlighting, Johnny Depp from 21 Jump Street, Tom Hanks from Bosom Buddies, etc. Comediens and musicians do not qualify (e.g., Adam Sandler, Will Smith, etc.) because it's possible their movie career was helped by their success in this other category.

They must have at least been a main character in some TV series before moving on to movie stardom. So Brad Pitt's 2 appearances on Growing Pains would not count as being "in TV". Movie success would constitute having a minimum of 3, non-serial movies that were well-received by the public. In other words, a "successful" movie. For this reason, a Jennifer Aniston or a Sarah Michelle Gellar might not make the list, even though they have been in several movies. However, feel free to argue for your choices.

We reserve the right to reject anyone you can think of based on random judgements and lack of familiarity with either the person or their body of work.

I've already started you off with three. Now you may begin.

By min | January 29, 2007, 1:26 PM | Movies & TeeVee | Comments (25)| Link

Battle Royale

If you're anything like me, there's nothing you like more than watching Japanese teenagers kill each other. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of opportunities to see things like that. Sure you could probably kidnap a few kids and arrange something yourself, but that's frowned upon by the law in most states. Luckily, director Kinji Fukasaku feels your pain and created Battle Royale just for you. While it has the flimsiest plot this side of a Godzilla/porn movie*, it's got Japanese teenagers killing each other. And that's really all you need. And best of all, the sequel is already at the top of the queue.

*Next time you're visiting, ask to see my fine collection of Godzilla porn movies.

By fnord12 | January 29, 2007, 9:12 AM | Movies | Comments (4)| Link

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