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The TRAVESTY of a 21 Jump Street film is getting a sequel, called 22 Jump Street. They have just begun filming it. I will probably end up watching it, even though there are unlikely to be the cameos again. If they get Richard Greico to do one I will be spitting.

In actual JUMP! Street news, Peter DeLuise's first date with his now wife was apparently desk shopping at Ikea.

Jess and I watched more of the third series on holiday, and got to the proper scary dark one in prison. I showed my friends some of series one earlier this week, and they really liked it! Admittedly they found bits of it hilarious rather than gripping, but there was still definite enjoyment and I might get to show them more soon. We watched the one with the worst porn barons in the world, and the one where Johnny Depp is an anarchist punk (with Jason Priestley, from whose character I get my "name" on lj).
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It was a travesty, as I had expected. The underlying film was mediocre, which was better than I had expected. There were several parts I actually laughed at, and I did like the plot part of the cool/outsider positions being reversed now that teen culture has moved on. BUT IT WAS DREADFUL. Mostly it was just very dull.

Terrible Jump Street film. )

* I love shots with peoples heads together like that, I have about a million screenshots of Paddy and Tucker doing it, and several thousand of Cybill and Maryann.

Peter DeLuise has joined twitter. )
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He is in several films, but I haven't managed to see many of them. I have elsewhere mentioned He Was a Quiet Man, in which Michael DeLuise appears briefly and fuzzily and doesn't even SPEAK, and Bloodsuckers where he has a small role as some sort of vampire transporter who is slightly good at the end. Morally good, that is. He is WONDERFULLY good the whole way through every scene he is in.

Ambition to Meaning. )

The Man Without a Face. )

Films not yet seen. )

Wayne's World and Encino Man will be easy enough, and Circle is on DVD here but it doesn't look overly appealing so I'm holding off for a bit. I am very slowly getting hold of Hot Stuff but the others elude me. I am ESPECIALLY cross that Class Cruise is not forthcoming, as it sounds amazing. From imdb: "A few pupils from County High are selected to be the first to go on a study cruise, a privilege that formerly was reserved for members of private schools." CLASS WARFARE ON A BOAT. Why oh why has this not been re-released into the cinema in the manner of dreadful Titanic, let alone one teeny little DVD release. Or I'd take VHS, even. I'm not asking for the moon here.

One or two-off appearances in TV shows
These are less frustrating than the films, because he is in each of the episodes for a reasonable amount of time, sort of a guest star of the week sometimes. They are still somewhat frustrating, because the plot is seen as wrapped up just because the rubbish main characters have moved on, instead of following the brilliant DeLuise-played character through the rest of his natural life.

Lost, CSI: NY. )

Las Vegas. )

He is also in TV with his family. Stargate SG-1, 3rd Rock from the Sun. )

Amazing Stories. )

Unseen TV. )

Haunted pretends it's downloading but I know really it's not. I have heard of LA Law and My Two Dads but never seen any of either. The rest are utter mysteries. Is Sunset Beat a cop spin-off from Sunset Beach? I hope so. That would be awesome. I hope the homeless girl with flawless skin, make-up and clothing shows up a lot.

Recurring roles in TV
These are the best value DeLuise for your buck. Or for your download gbs. HOURS of TV shows that he's in. It's especially good because imdb will tell you exactly which episodes Michael DeLuise is in, so you don't have to sit through lesser mortals in your quest for brilliance.

JUMP! Street. )

Seaquest )

Brooklyn South. )

Gilmore Girls. )

Some of my Best Friends. )

NYPD Blue. )

He is also in two series from the 1980s that I can't find anywhere, and probably never will. One of the Boys is apparently about "an independent, motorcycle-riding Cuban/Venezuelan female who left her rich family to come to America". Frankly, I would watch that even if a DeLuise hadn't been anywhere near it. Michael DeLuise appears to play her stepson, improbably called Luke Lukowski. There are unaccountably only 6 episodes of that. Then there's One Big Family, which made it to a full 25 episodes, where Michael DeLuise seems to play a grandkid of a retired comedian.

OH GOD it seems so unfair that I will probably never see everything he's ever been in. I went and looked on the NY Museum of TV and Radio to see if they had episodes in their catalogue, but they didn't. I'm sort of relieved because it would have been absolutely ridiculous to go to America to go and sit in a room to watch TV and I'm glad I don't have to decide whether or not I'm actually that committed.
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I am on a bit of a Michael DeLuise kick at the moment. I am still watching Brooklyn South, which is more nuanced than I gave it credit for, and yesterday and today I watched the 8 episodes on youtube of Some of My Best Friends, where Michael DeLuise is the slightly homophobic, if well-meaning, friend of an Italian-American young guy who has initially unwittingly moved in with a gay man, who is played by Jason Bateman. It's just rather cute and lovely, and mostly about Michael DeLuise and his friend learning not to be so prejudiced, and Jason Bateman and his friend making cuttingly funny remarks whenever they forget. (Don't worry, neither of the gay men get to have sex, or even a boyfriend. Phew!)

Also I watched He Was a Quiet Man, because although obviously Christian Slater, William H Macy and Elisha Cuthbert are going to be the stars of that film, Michael DeLuise was listed first, so I figured he'd have a largeish part. NO. After watching the whole thing (which wasn't nearly as clever as it thought it was) I had to go back to the start, as Michael DeLuise was in the credits as the first to appear, but I hadn't seen him. This was because he appears for about FIVE SECONDS behind the credits, in FUZZY BLACK AND WHITE, and DOESN'T EVEN SAY ANYTHING. He unlocked the door to dead Christian Slater's house, though, and really was sort of the focus of the entire film because that's what sets off the flashback. Seriously though, he's described as "starring in" this film elsewhere. He must have... I was going to say a great agent, but as far as I can tell he gets on posters and has billing for films he has almost NOTHING to do with, and it would be much better if he were stealthily in films with really big parts instead.

I saw a very short clip of Peter DeLuise having a cupcake smeared on his face. He took it with aplomb. I am still writing a post about the travesty of a 21 Jump Street film. But I did some link chasing around it, and I found out all this lovely stuff about the proper cast, and I just want to think about it on my own for a bit before I share it. I like reading about and watching Peter DeLuise, and Michael DeLuise (I don't know David DeLuise's work so well but he seems lovely in the family way too) so very much and sometimes things sort of clench at me and I get a little worried about how much I care. Not a lot worried.
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I started to write a post about the 21 Jump Street travesty at work, and emailed it to myself. Then I found that my work email blocked it for containing excessive profanity.
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Do you know who IMDB claims has the nickname "The King of 21 Jump Street"? RICHARD FUCKING GRIECO.

I am going to see the TRAVESTY of a film tomorrow.
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Last weekend I went to stay with Jen, and we watched all the Peter Deluise I could find. It was great. I love that he still acts. He's mostly a director now, but he clearly loves acting because he has all these little roles in things (and sometimes bigger roles in littler things), and sometimes he even gets to act in things he doesn't direct!

Children of the Night
Two girls go swimming in the flooded crypt of an old church, and in doing so inadvertently wake up a paedophile vampire. Then we go forward a little bit (I think?) and Peter Deluise is a very kind teacher who has a priest friend who has clearly never got over losing Peter Deluise's love. The priest keeps a vampire woman and her lungs-outside-the-body daughter (one of the swimming girls) in his attic. Peter Deluise goes to rescue the other girl from her vampire grandmother. They have to team up to fight the town, who have all turned into vampires, some of whom have sex in cocoons. The day is mostly saved by an old man in a van with a cross on the front. In the morning everything is magically okay again.

We watched one and a half episodes of this before realising that imdb had LIED and he wasn't in those. Then we watched the one in which he does appear, as a somewhat dodgy purveyor of weird creatures in fridges after the cryochamber broke. He was beautiful, and helpful, as he sold an audio file that could be used to calm the escaped creature. He directed that.

Painkiller Jane
Painkiller Jane has a healing superpower. I think she uses it to solve crime, somehow? In the episode we watched, models were getting ready to go on a catwalk, then one of them collapsed on a catwalk, and the paramedics came. One of the paramedics was Peter Deluise! Again beautiful, and again presumeably helpful as he is in the medical profession, though we stopped watching after that as he wasn't going to be in it any more. Actually, I think the model might have died, but I bet that wasn't his fault. Her last moments were spent in his company, I'd like that. He directed this episode too.

Engaged to Kill
He didn't direct this! This is a film (based on a true story) where a woman is kidnapped for money, and then later after she is free she is stalked more and it's fairly obvious to everyone except those in the film that it's her daughter's boyfriend, who is the original kidnapper in disguise. Peter Deluise plays a boat-selling douche who takes advantage of the kidnapped family's new penury to hike up his cut of a boat. He wears a bright shirt, and later he gets hit on the head with a metal implement on a dock and ends up in a coma. THE FILM NEVER TELLS US IF HE RECOVERED. I bet he did though. Peter Deluise's wife is in this too, as a hypochondriac woman who is convinced to make a complaint about the kidnapped woman's doctoring skils.

This is about vampires in space, and I thought it was pretty good, actually. We actually watched this because Michael Deluise (Deluise mi) was billed as one of the main stars, with his name on the poster and everything. Having seen the film, we have NO idea why his name got to be anywhere near the poster. He is lovely, of course (he's Jen's Deluise), but his role is very small. None of the four main people get to be on the poster. Peter Deluise has an uncredited cameo as Vondi the German Space Tourist, who leaves what seems to be a brothel called "Hard Eight" leading a man on a leash and saying "disappointing, ladies! not very hard at all". He is a funny man and does this VERY WELL.

Peter Deluise is in the second episode of this, as a man called Clinch who is the hired bully of a woman who runs a casino, and breaks fingers and threatens to beat people up after they get fired for not cheating. He does this quite well at first, but then the Highlander comes and defeats him effortlessly, which is a bit embarrassing. But it's necessary for the narrative, it's not Peter Deluise's fault.

I now have an episode of Andromeda to watch, and once I have worked out whether the video player I got from my parents worked, I can work my way through his early oeuvre that is only available on tape.

A minor success. )

I went to see The Iron Lady with [ profile] katlinel this week. We did not like it. Film spoilers. )

[ profile] gair very lovelily sent me a HUGE box of teen fic, so I am reading my way through the Sweet Dreams series. They take me almost an exact 30 minutes to read, which is perfect for lunch breaks and bus rides. They are all exactly the same so far - girl feels she is somehow a bit rubbish, meets a boy, thinks he doesn't like her, falls in love with him, is sad that she's not good enough for him, then it turns out he totally likes her after all, they kiss, the end. It's very soothing. Though there's one called Kiss Me, Creep coming up, which might work slightly differently.
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The thing that got me out of bed this morning was that my phone wouldn't play the Hobbit trailer, and my laptop was in the living room. I quite liked the trailer, but I everything I thought about it has been pushed out of my head, because the same page linked to the trailer for the 21 Jump Street film. (No caps and exclamation mark for the film. Those are for proper JUMP! Street.)

I haven't been following the development of the film, because I knew I would just find it wrong and upsetting. In the snippets of interview I have been unable to avoid seeing, Jonah Hill has revealed he knows nothing of the true heart of JUMP! Street, seeing it as some sort of source material to be funny about. The trailer continues this exposure of igrnorance. There are some major errors that are revealed through even a cursory watching of the trailer.

JUMP! STREET IS NOT A MINDLESS COMEDY. It is a tough, sometimes gritty show that showcases hard-hitting issues and emotional turmoil. There are funny bits of it, because the actors are awesome and cannot help but be hilarious a bit of the time. The underlying themes, though, are deadly serious. I could make a humorously dismissive list of apparent messages: drugs are bad; killing people is not on. Booker is a fucking dick; it is perfectly normal for grown adults to inveigle their way into the lives of teenagers in order to betray their trust, and the appropriate response when said teenagers discover this duplicity is relief. All true. But also: sometimes you will make errors of judgement, and people might die; it is hard to form relationships when your work is so intense; the death penalty is a horrible tragedy and yet you can't stop it; young people are preyed on; family relationships can be more toxic than nurturing; Booker is a fucking DICK.

JUMP STREET IS NOT A PUNISHMENT FOR INCOMPETENT POLICE OFFICERS. Admittedly, it feels a bit like a punishment for Hanson in the first episode, but that's because he wants to be a proper beat cop like his father, and feels like a personal failure. His arrest goes awry, but because he was a bit too earnest and young to handle it, not because he's incompetent. The JUMP! Street programme is an ELITE squad of baby-faced cops. They are the best of the (baby-faced) best. They have a great success rate!

JUMP STREET IS NOT A TWO MAN SHOW. It was a beautiful, beautiful ensemble. The Captain was on their side. Jenko, the first captain, was overtly so, he was hip, hep, groovy, and much cooler than the kids. When Fuller took over it seemed at first that he was going to be much tougher and against them, but he proved to be firm but fair, and to care just as much for the officers in his programme as Jenko, despite their very different methods. There are four main officers, Hanson, Penhall, Ioki and Hoffs. Hanson and Penhall do get more than their fair share of attention, but they all work in different configurations, and get their own episodes to carry. And oh my god Hoffs is a brilliant character.

PENHALL IS NOT THE UGLY COMIC RELIEF. DOUG PENHALL IS AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EVER TO HAVE LIVED. Happily, the film people have realised that no-once could ever match the glory of actual Penhall and Hanson, and the two guys are Jenko and Schmidt. Unfortunately, I think that Jonah Hill might intend them to be Penhall and Hanson-a-likes. THEY ARE NOT. What they are is a shorter, fat, unattractive man, and a taller, slim, attractive man. Both of whom are apparently incompetent idiots.

I still am going to go and watch it when it comes out (which is not until March, according to imdb). I think that it is sufficiently different that I won't think that it is being wrong about JUMP! Street, just that it's not trying properly, and there will be enough hints at the actual show to make me fondly reminisce. The taller one's name is Jenko, which is the first Captain's name, so maybe there will be a plot at the end where he finds out that his Dad was the first Captain, and starts to want to live up to it. Also, in the trailer there are some shots which are identical to the shots from the pilot episode where Hanson shows up at school in his car for his first ever assignment and starts a fight with Reggie.

(But it's going to be a terrible film. Even if I didn't know how much Jonah Hill doesn't get JUMP! Street, the trailer shows that it's going to suck.)

(I quite liked the Hobbit trailer. Bilbo looks quietly hopeful. Gandalf looks a bit weird around the face. The sets look amazing.)


Nov. 21st, 2011 11:53 pm
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[ profile] webofevil linked to a sperm donor site where you can search for donors based on what the celebrity they look like. I am not prepared to join/pay money, so I can't see if it's true, but I can tell you that they don't have anyone who looks like Peter Deluise. Dustin Nyugen they have, Sean Astin yes, but no Deluise Ma or Mi. Anyway, I can't work out who I was searching for, but I found this delight of a man:

With so many interests keeping him perpetually busy, it is no wonder he would love to one day visit Africa "to get away from civilization for a while."

I wouldn't pay $685 for a vial of his sperm.
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[ profile] jekesta made a vid about Riptide, which I am linking to for two reasons.

1) I think it's a good vid.

2) As Jen says in her post, she has been making it for AGES. And having lived with the pain and trauma of no-one she loves doing anything that fits the music EVER, I think there should be some good to come out of it. It should be seen so that mine and Alice's (okay, and Jen's) suffering was not in vain.

It is not actually entirely Riptide, the verses are lots of various other fandoms. Some of them I even know (Prisoner (Cell Block H), The Persuaders, various incarnations of Star Trek), and I enjoyed it even never having seen Riptide.

Also, at the bottom of Jen's post, when she says that I suggested lots of scenes she could use but they were all from JUMP! Street, that is true*. I could pretty much have done that entire vid using only scenes of Hanson and Penhall. I'm not saying it would have been a better vid (all vids everything ever would be better with more Penhall), but we could all think it quietly to ourselves if we liked.

While I am doing this, I will also link to her webpage on nets, which is one of my favourite things. It makes me laugh every time I read it.

* ACTUALLY, when she first showed me the vid yesterday it had a small scene from JUMP! Street, but it seems to have been taken out now. HMPH.
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[ profile] antisoppist gave me R. It turns out that R is not a letter than crops up a lot in many of my likes and fandoms.

Rachel Conroy
From The Exiles and sequels by Hilary McKay. I love Rachel's utter inability to look nice for more than a moment, and her project to eat what they eat in books (belly pork!). I love that when she gets the sledge she wanted for Christmas she ignores all her other presents and then takes it to bed with her. I love that she steals her money back from the Post Office.

Rowan Marlow
Who is the second eldest daughter (third eldest child) in Antonia Forest's Marlow books. I think that Rowan would probably find me exasperating and somewhat low and heelish, but nonetheless I think she's pretty super. Especially leaving school at sixteen to take over the family farm, battling Cromwell on the train and taking Nicola for ices, and lipstick to fool the policeman when driving underage.

Arnold Rimmer
Without him, life would be so very much grimmer. He likes rules, even if he doesn't know them very well, and is a snivelling coward with huge issues about pretty much everything and an inability to pass exams.

She appears in the first episode of Blakes 7, where her main contribution is to inform anyone that will listen that the food and water is "laced with suppressants!". I have never forgotten this, nor the sorrow I felt when it turned out she wasn't one of the seven. She would have been great.

Wayne Ross
This is a character from the Canadian show Robson Arms. I have never seen the show, but I imagine that sometimes he gets called "Ross". The main thing you need to know is that he is played by Peter Deluise. According to the show website, he's a pathological liar. But undoubtedly a nice, slightly puppyish, friendly and kind one. Because he's played by Peter Deluise.


Aug. 6th, 2006 04:02 pm
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I came back to a small heap of post. Ignoring the BL articles and the council letter about benefit that has it all wrong yet again, I leapt with alacrity to open the most promising package, which I had won on ebay shortly before I left for Berlin. It was Solarbabies. This is a film from 1986, starring Peter Deluise. Not that he gets the billing he deserves. It's a brilliant piece of cinema about rollerskating orphans in the future, with a generous side helping of ecological narrative. Online reviews are unsurprisingly scathing. Tall poppy syndrome, you see. My icon is of Solarbabies.

Spoilers! And pictures! )


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