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2021-12-03 6:24:31 AM  
"As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?
 
2021-12-03 8:39:01 AM  

flappy_penguin: "As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?


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2021-12-03 8:39:35 AM  
He was good in Mork and Mindy.
 
2021-12-03 8:46:51 AM  
Did you not live through the 90's and VH1 behind the music?  Because I sat through the bio on "Ratt".

I suspect robbie williams would be pretty interesting for a biopic though.  he was a huge star overseas, somewhat of a star in the states as well.  from always reading music gossip, i know the dude had up and down problems with substance abuse...so, typical musician bio.  I'd certainly watch it.
 
2021-12-03 8:48:07 AM  
Robbie Williams biopic Better Man...

Weird that the soundtrack will be by Pearl Jam.
 
2021-12-03 8:52:43 AM  
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2021-12-03 8:56:35 AM  

phedex: Did you not live through the 90's and VH1 behind the music?  Because I sat through the bio on "Ratt".

I suspect robbie williams would be pretty interesting for a biopic though.  he was a huge star overseas, somewhat of a star in the states as well.  from always reading music gossip, i know the dude had up and down problems with substance abuse...so, typical musician bio.  I'd certainly watch it.


Yeah I'm thinking it could be interesting. He had his early boy band success. His solo bad boy persona. Substance abuse issues. Huge gigs at Knebworth.

I don't know anything about his love life but I'm sure there's enough there to flesh that part out if you want as well.

Perfectly standard rock bio and while I wouldn't go to the cinema, I'll see it on Netflix.
 
2021-12-03 9:12:00 AM  

flappy_penguin: "As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?


I re-read that line at least 3 times and it still didn't make any sense to me.
 
2021-12-03 9:27:03 AM  
I'm not watching his performance with Kylie until they censor his face
 
2021-12-03 9:32:11 AM  

Vercengetorix: flappy_penguin: "As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?

I re-read that line at least 3 times and it still didn't make any sense to me.


You are very much not alone.
 
2021-12-03 9:42:21 AM  
a VH1 Behind The Music? sure. maybe even unexpectedly fascinating.

but a feature film? fark no. at least not in the United States.
 
2021-12-03 10:13:29 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Vercengetorix: flappy_penguin: "As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?

I re-read that line at least 3 times and it still didn't make any sense to me.

You are very much not alone.


I think Andreas Wiseman was seeing how much his editors were paying attention. It turns out - not very much.

/Variety says Williams will be playing himself, so the CGI may come in when they're showing his boy-band days
 
2021-12-03 10:14:26 AM  
I had no idea who Robbie Williams was. I assumed he was some new pop star that I would be oblivious to. Googled him. Apparently he was part of a group called Take That and he did his thing between 1990-1996 with them and then had a solo career after. Never heard of him or his group. I guess on the metal and rock bands from the UK get any attention in the states.
 
2021-12-03 10:51:39 AM  
 
2021-12-03 10:53:18 AM  

UncleDirtNap: flappy_penguin: "As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?

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Yeah, but you see, at least I've heardof Hit-Monkey
 
2021-12-03 11:06:53 AM  

madgonad: I had no idea who Robbie Williams was. I assumed he was some new pop star that I would be oblivious to. Googled him. Apparently he was part of a group called Take That and he did his thing between 1990-1996 with them and then had a solo career after. Never heard of him or his group. I guess on the metal and rock bands from the UK get any attention in the states.


I was stationed in the UK when he left the band. On BBC radio they gave out a phone number for people who were having mental anguish to call.
 
2021-12-03 11:20:19 AM  

puckrock2000: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Vercengetorix: flappy_penguin: "As we first reported earlier this year, Williams will be portrayed by a CGI monkey in the film."

Lolwut?

I re-read that line at least 3 times and it still didn't make any sense to me.

You are very much not alone.

I think Andreas Wiseman was seeing how much his editors were paying attention. It turns out - not very much.

/Variety says Williams will be playing himself, so the CGI may come in when they're showing his boy-band days


I admit, I wondered if that was a 'We replaced the big name star with some utter gibberish, let's see who noticed' kind of moment.

Like a Folger's Crystals ad in the first paragraph.
 
2021-12-03 12:12:05 PM  

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WTF is that from?
 
2021-12-03 1:22:14 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Courtney Cox-Zucker: [c.tenor.com image 640x480] [View Full Size image _x_]

WTF is that from?


Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Youtube BnO3nijfYmU
 
2021-12-03 1:31:29 PM  
Well, I think whenever they suspect a neoplasm that they should get a biopic.

/All hail the New Flesh
 
2021-12-03 1:52:40 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: WTF is that from?


The upcoming new Hellraiser remake.
 
2021-12-03 1:54:37 PM  
I hope they show how he was able to sleep with multiple Spice Girls. Because that's news you can use.
 
2021-12-03 6:46:23 PM  
Read that as biopsy. I need glasses.
 
2021-12-04 7:36:25 AM  
Who is Robbie Williams?
 
2021-12-04 7:59:14 AM  

weirdneighbour: Who is Robbie Williams?


Scattered stream of references, lots of energy, one good one for every 10
 
2021-12-04 1:18:02 PM  
 
2021-12-04 8:44:59 PM  
Who? At first I thought they were talking about Robbie Robertson of The Band, but ... who the hell is this guy?
 
2021-12-04 8:54:45 PM  

Screaming Candle: Who? At first I thought they were talking about Robbie Robertson of The Band, but ... who the hell is this guy?


Big in a UK boy band in the mid 90s. Caused trauma when he left them. Decent solo career. Someone above mentioned he banged more than one spice girl.
 
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