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post #661 of 1225
Heads up!

On 4/17 at 9pm EST, USA is premiering: Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
post #662 of 1225
Can't Wait! Thanks for the Heads up!
post #663 of 1225
Looking forward to it.
post #664 of 1225
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Originally Posted by tkmedia2 View Post

USA's 'Burn Notice' Prequel Starring Bruce Campbell Is A Go;
Jeffrey Donovan To Direct

By NELLIE ANDREEVA deadline.com Tuesday November 30, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: USA has given a formal green light to the Burn Notice movie prequel starring Bruce Campbell, which will be directed by Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan. The two will also executive produce with Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, who wrote the movie, and the series exec producer Mikkel Bondesen. The untitled two-hour film, which was announced at this year's Comic-Con, will begin shooting in January on location in Bogota, Columbia for a premiere in Spring 2011. Burn Notice has wrapped production on Season 4, and filming on Season 5 is slated to begin shortly after the movie finishes shooting.

Here are more details about the Fox TV Studios-produced prequel. It is set in late 2005 and focuses on Sam Axe's (Campbell) last mission as a Navy SEAL. It begins after a faction of Colombian rebels makes trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, with Lieutenant Commander Axe (APA-repped Campbell) being sent down to investigate. As the mission unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what's worth fighting for.

The idea to do a Campbell-centered Burn Notice movie offshoot originated a year and a half ago when Burn Notice made its Comic-Con debut. "We saw Bruce Campbell as the Bruce Springsteen of Comic Con," USA's president of original programming Jeff Wachtel said. "We saw the spectacular explosive fan reaction and realized that, in Bruce, we had not only a great actor but also a pop culture icon." USA executives decided to take advantage of that, and Nix quickly came up with the basic outline for a movie about Axe's back story that had not been explored on the series. The idea was put on the back burner while Nix was busy with Burn Notice and The Good Guys until Wachtel made the surprising informal announcement at Comic-Con in July. Donovan got the directing gig on the movie after impressing USA executives with his directorial debut on the Made Man episode of Burn Notice, which aired this summer.

Could the Burn Notice film spawn a series of a movies or a spinoff series starring Campbell? "It is a one-off," Wachtel said. "We'll see how it goes."

http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/usas...van-to-direct/

Looks promising, I wonder if Mikey will make a cameo?
post #665 of 1225
I doubt Michael will be in it, unless it is a brief cut scene. The commercials look interesting, although it looks to be a little bit on the comedy side.
post #666 of 1225
Disappointing, perhaps my expectations were too high. Hate to nitpick but, he was wearing a Commander's uniform, not Lt. Cmdr, No SEAL Trident insigna, the other officers at his 'inquiry' wore no rank insigna at all, Navy personnel refer to themselves as sailors, never soldiers.
post #667 of 1225
I hate to agree with you, but it seemed like a really light fluff piece on a low budget. At least it will get me in the mood for Burn Notice this summer. I wonder when they start filming. Maybe I should try to get in an outdoor scene.
post #668 of 1225
Good to see Campbell wield a chainsaw again. Shop smart, shop S-mart.. Also, looks like Sam dropped a few pounds for this role. Must be his light beer phase.

The first use of the Chuck Finley.

I'm excited for Burn Notice to return in June!
post #669 of 1225
I thought it was good lighthearted fun. All of the Evil Dead series references added a nice touch and are testament to the fact that the writers had a lot more wiggle room to appeal to the die-hard fans of Bruce Campbell.
post #670 of 1225
Oh no, I missed it...Its playing again Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
post #671 of 1225
I enjoyed it for what it was. "Flaming Spear".......fear it.
post #672 of 1225
I haven't seen much of the Burn Notice movie yet but if its inattention to detail with respect to naval officer's uniforms is any guide, I am not impressed. The white uniform they had on Axe in the first scene bore little resemblance to what a real Seal qualified Commander USN would have worn. Let me count the ways.

First, Axe's cap had a black patent leather bill, which is the sort worn by lieutenant commanders and below. Commanders and captains have gold braid on the bills of their caps and Axe was wearing the three full stripes of a full commander on his shoulder boards. Thus, Axe was a lieutenant commander and was wearing the wrong shoulder boards or he was a commander and was wearing the wrong cap.

Next, the device on Axe's chest above his ribbons was a Surface Warfare badge, not a Seal badge, although Axe had identified himself as a Seal.

Finally, all officers' white uniforms are to be worn with white shoes but Axe's were black. Can anybody say that this movie was mailed in?

I may watch more of the Burn Notice movie after the shock and disappointment of the uniform travesty wears off but I won't swear to it.
post #673 of 1225
gwsat -- Ex-Navy too?
post #674 of 1225
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gwsat -- Ex-Navy too?
Yeah, I guess it showed in my last post. I have since watched the rest of the Burn Notice movie and found the rest of it to be almost as disappointing as its sloppy failure to get navy uniform details right.

I really like Bruce Campbell and Kiele Sanchez. They are fine actors and as charming as they come. Nevertheless, their talent was utterly wasted in this silly, predictable, mess. I suggest that Jeffrey Donovan, who directed it, not quit his acting gig. Its terrible screenplay was written by Matt Nix, Burn Notice's creator, so I hope the awful film is not a precursor of the kind of thing we are to see in Season 6 of the Burn Notice series.
post #675 of 1225
OMFG! That was not only ****ing Brilliant/Awesome that was ****ING HILARIOUS. LMAO!

LMAO! Love all the movie references!

Chicks were cute.
post #676 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

This should be fun. It will be a nice diversion from the regular show.

It was real fun..a good mix of comedy and action, its was Burn Notice

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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

Looks promising, I wonder if Mikey will make a cameo?

I loved the Mikey Cameo, he and Sam actually looked "younger".

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Originally Posted by McDonoughDawg View Post

I enjoyed it for what it was. "Flaming Spear".......fear it.

I actually liked the plot....

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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

OMFG! That was not only ****ing Brilliant/Awesome that was ****ING HILARIOUS. LMAO!

LMAO! Love all the movie references!

Chicks were cute.

Agreeded, except its was more screwball comedy than romance.
post #677 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Also, looks like Sam dropped a few pounds for this role. Must be his light beer phase.

The first use of the Chuck Finley.

I'm excited for Burn Notice to return in June!

Yeah, Sam looked younger (via some hair dye) and thinner....

They are filming now...I really want to know if Mike Weston is "Unburned"
post #678 of 1225
This TV movie was not meant to be taken seriously.

It's just an excuse to let Bruce Campbell loose.
post #679 of 1225
I understand that it wasn't supposed to be serious, but it was a little to campy for my tastes. Also, could they have spent more than $100 on the movie?

gwsat,
I thought tv and film was not allowed to use exact uniforms. Besides it is just the Navy.
post #680 of 1225
I have heard that too, but not sure they can do much to a civilian. But normally the deviation is something small and unobtrusive, sort of a "Where's Waldo" or Observer thing.

v/r,
C-F
post #681 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Lone Wanderer View Post

This TV movie was not meant to be taken seriously.

It's just an excuse to let Bruce Campbell loose.

Yeah... Burn Notice and this latest Sam Axe show are meant to be looked at as a modern (better) version of the A-Team then it's ****ing awesome brilliant.

If you're not old enough to know what the A-Team is then... You shouldn't be watching this show. :\\
post #682 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

Yeah... Burn Notice and this latest Sam Axe show are meant to be looked at as a modern (better) version of the A-Team then it's ****ing awesome brilliant.

If you're not old enough to know what the A-Team is then... You shouldn't be watching this show. :\\

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I pity the fool who says the A-Team wasn't brilliant!
post #683 of 1225
I like the A-Team comparison...it works for sure.
post #684 of 1225
LOL, ok ok. Duh A-Team was ****ing Brilliant too. I should go back and watch that show on TVland or something.
post #685 of 1225
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Originally Posted by vipfreak View Post

lol, ok ok. Duh a-team was ****ing brilliant too. I should go back and watch that show on tvland or something.

+ 2
post #686 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Lone Wanderer View Post

This TV movie was not meant to be taken seriously.

It's just an excuse to let Bruce Campbell loose.

Exactly!!! There is this Rock Critic- Robert Christagau who wrote a Consumer Guide for the Village Voice:

He wrote something to the effect that if you don't like The Rolling Stones, are you even into music and why are you reading this review.

I'm writing if you don't like Bruce Campbell, are you even into Films/TV and why are you in this thread?
post #687 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

Besides it is just the Navy.

Hey Ericglo...a little present for you...should arrive in about 15 minutes....Enjoy
post #688 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Gandu View Post

Hey Ericglo...a little present for you...should arrive in about 15 minutes....Enjoy

Aaahh!!! It hit my street instead!

With all the money spent on defense you can just casually launch another one in hopes that you get your target.
post #689 of 1225
To me this TV movie was like another Bruce low budget spoof like he has made so many times before.
post #690 of 1225
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Originally Posted by Gandu View Post

Navy personnel refer to themselves as sailors, never soldiers.

Probably something the Marines on board insisted.
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