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Someone called this a Curtis Hanson thriller gone completely batshit.

 


To be honest this looks like it could be fun. I've always liked Morris Chestnut.  This trailer kind of reminds me of a thriller that Idris Elba did a couple years back with Sony Screen Gems called NO GOOD DEED.  It's a good flick.  Nothing mind blowing but certainly an entertaining way to kill 90 minutes.  I'll probably have to import this from the States, though, as we most likely won't get this at theatres over here in the UK. 

post #138802 of 152963
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Wait, was this always heading to home video? Or did I completely miss a theatrical release?

 

Here in Germany there is NO theatrical release.

 

@Dragonrage. You will get one. 

post #138803 of 152963

Jason Bourne is the worst Bourne film so far. And that includes Legacy

 

This entry really shows the limitations of the character. Jason's arc was basically finished in the trilogy. There's almost no character progression here and it shows. Bourne needs a strong humanizing character to play off him (Like Franka Potente did in the first two films) and that lacking in the entry.

 

Remember the Threadstone Agent fight in Supremacy? That's the type of Shaky Cam we get here. It's not terrible per see but none of the fights here compare to the Bourne vs Castel or Bourne vs Dash fights previously.

post #138804 of 152963

I actually had a great time at Jason Bourne.  No questioning the fact that it's more of the same, but that never seemed to hold James or Ethan back.

 

The film moved along at a good pace and when the action came it was quite entertaining, especially the riot in Greece and the tear through Las Vegas. 

 

I'm disappointed that everyone plays it safe and no one brought any ham; I was hoping that TLJ would deliver at some point but it never happened.  

 

Overall, a fun time at the Cinema.  Nothing great, but far better than Spectre or M:I5. 

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Just found out that Dolph is in London for the weekend (with Carl Weathers).  I'm going to try and go tomorrow!!

 

EDIT It looks like i'm too late....:frown: 

 

If I had known about this event, i would have booked weeks in advance.  I guess I have to get better at keeping my eyes open regarding this sort of thing.

 

Looking at how well his events have sold, I suspect that I will not need to wait too long.


Edited by Macready - 7/30/16 at 4:28am
post #138806 of 152963
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List Mania! My Decade In Action Power Rankings:

 

1. JOHN WICK

2. GREEN ROOM

3. DJANGO UNCHAINED

4. SLEEPLESS NIGHT

5. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

6. MACGRUBER

7. BLUE RUIN

8. SAFE

9. THE GREY

10. ONLY GOD FORGIVES

11.  ATTACK THE BLOCK

12. DRIVE

13. HAYWIRE

14. MAN OF TAI CHI

15. THE LAST STAND

16. KICK-ASS

17. HANNA

18. THE GUEST

19. EDGE OF TOMORROW

20. WHITE HOUSE DOWN

21.  THE A-TEAM/ THE EQUALIZER

22.  PACIFIC RIM

23. KILLING THEM SOFTLY

24. EVERLY

25. JACK REACHER

26. IRON-MAN 3/ ANT-MAN

27. BULLET TO THE HEAD

28. HOMEFRONT

29. CRIMINAL/ 3 DAYS TO KILL

30. 13 ASSASSINS

31. THE RAID

32. THE REVENANT

33. PREMIUM RUSH

34. LUCY

35. RUN ALL NIGHT

36. DRIVE ANGRY

37. THE ROVER/ THESE FINAL HOURS

38. THE BOOK OF ELI

39. TRUE GRIT

40. AMERICAN ULTRA

 

Because I'm obsessive compulsive enough that it bothers me I forgot it: slide THE AGGRESSION SCALE in at # 11 in front of ATTACK THE BLOCK.

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Trailer in front of SLEEPLESS NIGHT was for a movie that I had completely missed: A Tony Kaye (AMERICAN HISTORY X) film called DETACHMENT with a truly fantastic cast: Adrien Brody, William Petersen, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Bryon Cranston, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden and Tim Blake Nelson.

 

Allmovie Synopsis: "An educator and the school where he works are both on the verge of collapse in this hard-hitting drama from director Tony Kaye. Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a gifted teacher whose psyche has been taking a beating -- he still bears emotional scars from his mother's drunken tirades while he was a child, and he's been forced to look after his grandfather (Louis Zorich) as he dies a slow, painful death. Henry has become a substitute teacher rather than fully commit himself to his students, but his latest assignment takes him to a high school where the building is in sad shape and the staff are faring no better. The principal, Carol Dearden (Marcia Gay Harden), is dealing with an unsupportive school board and a hostile husband (Bryan Cranston), Mr. Wiatt (Tim Blake Nelson) is being driven to the edge of a nervous breakdown, Mr. Seaboldt (James Caan) is too cynical to care about his work anymore, and guidance counselor Dr. Parker (Lucy Liu) spends more time insulting the students than helping them. As Barthes struggles to find a reason to continue, two troubled kids break through his wall of ennui -- Meredith (Betty Kaye), an overweight student who is a target for bullies among the students and staff, and Erica (Sami Gayle), a 15-year-old who has sex for money and is used as a punching bag by those around her"

 

I was wondering what Tony Kaye had been up to. I still believed he was an up and coming talent circa X, even with the stories of Norton taking the film away from him.

post #138808 of 152963
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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

Jason Bourne is the worst Bourne film so far. And that includes Legacy

 

This entry really shows the limitations of the character. Jason's arc was basically finished in the trilogy. There's almost no character progression here and it shows. Bourne needs a strong humanizing character to play off him (Like Franka Potente did in the first two films) and that lacking in the entry.

 

Remember the Threadstone Agent fight in Supremacy? That's the type of Shaky Cam we get here. It's not terrible per see but none of the fights here compare to the Bourne vs Castel or Bourne vs Dash fights previously.

Saw it last night and hated it Felix.  I just think Greengrass is one of the most overrated directors around.  The shaky cam stuff is bullshit.  He even utilized it during non-action scenes, like when Bourne is reading that text message.  What the fuck was that for?  The story is non-existent and it seems the only reason the movie was made was so Universal could wring every last dollar possible from the franchise.  As far as I'm concerned one of the worst films of the summer - and it's been a real shit summer in terms of films.  Hopefully SUICIDE SQUAD lives up to the hype.  

 

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Just found out that Dolph is in London for the weekend (with Carl Weathers).  I'm going to try and go tomorrow!!

 

EDIT It looks like i'm too late....:frown: 

 

If I had known about this event, i would have booked weeks in advance.  I guess I have to get better at keeping my eyes open regarding this sort of thing.

 

Looking at how well his events have sold, I suspect that I will not need to wait too long.

Keep an eye out for MCM London Comic Con in October.  I work for the company that puts on those shows and Dolph is on our hit list of potential guests. Not sure if we'll nab him or not but, if not, we'll most likely have him for next May.  

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I have strong hopes for SUICIDE SQUAD. The audiences here seem to really dig the trailers.

 

P.S- There will be a Mid Credits Scene apparently.

post #138810 of 152963
Looks like the French court has sided with John Carpenter over Luc Besson, and LOCKOUT is now legally deemed a ripoff of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

Carpenter had started the lawsuit over a year ago. Originally the court case was for 85,000 Euros, but the judge beefed it up to nearly half a million in damages that Besson must now pay.
post #138811 of 152963

A Thread Legend Birthday Shout Out:

 

 
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post #138812 of 152963
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Keep an eye out for MCM London Comic Con in October.  I work for the company that puts on those shows and Dolph is on our hit list of potential guests. Not sure if we'll nab him or not but, if not, we'll most likely have him for next May.  

 

I'll be doing that.  I missed this opportunity; I don't intend to miss another. 

 

You give me hope that I will get a chance in future, it's just gutting to know that I have missed out this week. 

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Originally Posted by Macready View Post
 

Just found out that Dolph is in London for the weekend (with Carl Weathers).  I'm going to try and go tomorrow!!

 

EDIT It looks like i'm too late....:frown: 

 

If I had known about this event, i would have booked weeks in advance.  I guess I have to get better at keeping my eyes open regarding this sort of thing.

 

Looking at how well his events have sold, I suspect that I will not need to wait too long.

 

Sorry about that, hopefully he will be at that one near you in the fall.

 

Man, looked over the website for the con Lundgren is doing this weekend and it is stacked. Judge Reinhold and John Ashton in the same building? The cons that are put on in my area never get much in the way cool film actors. It's always just Shatner and the same people from The Walking Dead over and over again.

post #138814 of 152963
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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

Trailer in front of SLEEPLESS NIGHT was for a movie that I had completely missed: A Tony Kaye (AMERICAN HISTORY X) film called DETACHMENT with a truly fantastic cast: Adrien Brody, William Petersen, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Bryon Cranston, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden and Tim Blake Nelson.

 

You have to see this one to believe it. It fascinated me but for all the wrong reasons.

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Sorry about that, hopefully he will be at that one near you in the fall.

 

Man, looked over the website for the con Lundgren is doing this weekend and it is stacked. Judge Reinhold and John Ashton in the same building? The cons that are put on in my area never get much in the way cool film actors. It's always just Shatner and the same people from The Walking Dead over and over again.

 

Reinhold signed my Clerks animated series DVD in April. Cool guy.

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Well, as my road-trip plans got royally screwed over today by a friend who's friendship I might just have to re-evaluate, I am instead saying "fuck it" and heading to the theater to see something called TRAIN TO BUSAN, which is said to be "SNOWPIERCER with zombies" and looks nice and crazy insane and probably just what I need today.  Let the carnage begin!

 

 

I'm so glad Asian films are finally getting released to theaters near me on the regular nowadays.  That's one great thing about the digital changeover, anyway. 

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Yeah, people can gripe and complain about the digital changeover, but the positives far out weigh the negatives. Now more movies are available to us because it's beamed from one place to another via satellite, or hard drives are shipped rather than a bunch of reels of film. They want to keep people going to the theater, this is a great way to do it.

 

 

Train To Busan looks like a ton of fun too!

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Well, thanks to the trains my trip to seeing TRAIN TO BUSAN also got blown. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. Today is just not my day, it seems. One thing after a-damn-nother. I don't really feel like a bike ride but guess I will to blow off some steam. There's worse things in the world to worry about, for sure.
post #138819 of 152963

Taking in a viewing of the Ultimate Edition of Batman Vs. Superman. Renata wanted to watch the movie again, and we haven't seen the Ultimate Edition.

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That longer cut isn't very kid friendly..
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It definitely has the feel of the two Burton Batman films, and I love that. She's been in and out of the room, but from what she's seen, she's liking the movie.

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It definitely has the feel of the two Burton Batman films
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Yeah, what are you talking about?


Full disclosure: I go apeshit over RETURNS. The sweetest cinematic candy for me.
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RETURNS is my shit. I'd love another Batman flick like that.
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Jason Bourne is the worst Bourne film so far. And that includes Legacy.

 

From Letterboxd, I have seen that plenty of people have already gone out and watched the movie, which was a little surprising to me; I did not expect that many, I mean. Most of those people felt disappointed with the film too.

 

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A Thread Legend Birthday Shout Out:

 

He's now 69 years, which is amazing to me.

 

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Well, as my road-trip plans got royally screwed over today by a friend who's friendship I might just have to re-evaluate

 

Uh oh. I won't ask what happened but I am sorry you had a friend who treated you so bad.

 

Really, I should go out more often to see those weird obscure movies that somehow get a small theatrical release, even if I have a feeling they won't be good. I might as well try and support such things, you know, as maybe it'll allow for more of those movies to come out in Orlando. Sad to say Train to Busan isn't playing anywhere near me; I've heard good things from elsewhere. The only interesting foreign film this upcoming week is in Tampa. It is League of Gods, which is actually in limited release in the U.S. at the same time it is opening wide in China; that is not the norm for Chinese movies coming to the United States. I have heard isn't great but it sounds amazingly bizarre and besides a supporting role for one of our favorites (Jet Li) there's actors I have seen before, like Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo and Xiaoming Huang.

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Can't wait. Most anticipated flick for August.

 


Same here!

 

 

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Wait, was this always heading to home video? Or did I completely miss a theatrical release?

 

I guess so. They did put him on the program for theatrical release here in my country, but its gone now...so I guess I wont bee seeing this on the big screen either...

 

 

 

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@Dragonrage. You will get one. 

 

WoW...thanks Harry!

 

 

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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

Jason Bourne is the worst Bourne film so far. And that includes Legacy

 

This entry really shows the limitations of the character. Jason's arc was basically finished in the trilogy. There's almost no character progression here and it shows. Bourne needs a strong humanizing character to play off him (Like Franka Potente did in the first two films) and that lacking in the entry.

 

Remember the Threadstone Agent fight in Supremacy? That's the type of Shaky Cam we get here. It's not terrible per see but none of the fights here compare to the Bourne vs Castel or Bourne vs Dash fights previously.

 

 

Hmm...I have to disagree with you...well, about everything. And its not because that this new Bourne is better then the trilogy or that good...its not (its basically the same as previous movies), but its because IMO the whole Bourne trilogy is so overrated...especially Ultimatum. IMO that's the worst one, when it comes to directing, editing and the story: I mean, what was the story of Ultimatum besides him running around the globe, killing bad guys and trying to figure it out who's behind his program? Nothing much besides that. Yeah, its the same with this new Bourne...he is running around, killing bad guys, trying to find out how was his father involved into the program, and that's it. But that the problem with all Bourne movies...all of them basically have the same story...

 

And now about the action. Like I said, have to disagree with you about the fights in Supremacy. Fights in that movie where still OK. Greengrass just started to experiment with his new shaky cam style in that movie, and still didn't go overboard with it...but in Ultimatum, everything when to shit. Camera was uber-shaky, editing was to damn fast and there was to much close ups...and even that video that you posted yesterday here proves exactly that.

Now, with this new Bourne things are mostly the same...camera is still to shaky, editing is still to fast, but this time...it seams that Greengrass used more wider shots in between close ups, so this time there was actually some information about what going on. Yeah, this wider shots where also short and fast, but still, there was enough of them to get the feeling of orientation...

 

Personally, I would say that this is second, or maybe third best movie in the series (have to rewatch first two)...on the pair with Legacy, which was IMO also better then Ultimatum...but that's just me...

 

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Full disclosure: I go apeshit over RETURNS. The sweetest cinematic candy for me.

 

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RETURNS is my shit. I'd love another Batman flick like that.

 

Yup...count me in as a fan od RETURNS! My favorite Batman movie...

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I dunno was this ever poster here (probably did but I missed it), but here is article about oral history of PM Entertainment

 

http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/culture/film/217129-an-oral-history-of-pm-entertainment

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Everything Gotham and Batman related feels like it's from the Burton films in Batman Vs. Superman. Sure there's no Gothic imagery or Danny Elfman score, but we have a Batman/Bruce Wayne who is 20 years into fighting crime and is world weary. One who isn't afraid to put down criminals for good. He's also got plenty of lethal weaponry on the Batmobile and the Batwing. Just like in those two Burton films. Keaton's Batman was just starting out, but he already had that world weary quality as Batman. Affleck also seems to be channeling Michael Keaton's take in his role as Batman and the "moody-ness" that Bruce Wayne has. There's no scenes of eccentric behavior like Keaton brought in the two Batman films he did, but I always figured that 20 years on, Bruce Wayne/Batman would be essentially humorless anyway.

 

So yeah, I stick to my take on the film having the feel of the Burton films. It's dark and serious, but not too serious, throws realism (mostly) to the wind, and embraces the superhero qualities of the comic books.

 

Had Burton actually done Superman Lives, I bet it would have been something like this take on Superman that Snyder has done.

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@Dragonrage.

 

During writing my order on OFDb.de with nearly 400€ my wife looked at it and said: Don't forget your man for Facebook.

 

Done.

 

Ordered a Blood father for me and the Steel for you. For your work and your time. THX Man.

post #138831 of 152963
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Everything Gotham and Batman related feels like it's from the Burton films in Batman Vs. Superman. Sure there's no Gothic imagery or Danny Elfman score, but we have a Batman/Bruce Wayne who is 20 years into fighting crime and is world weary. One who isn't afraid to put down criminals for good. He's also got plenty of lethal weaponry on the Batmobile and the Batwing. Just like in those two Burton films. Keaton's Batman was just starting out, but he already had that world weary quality as Batman. Affleck also seems to be channeling Michael Keaton's take in his role as Batman and the "moody-ness" that Bruce Wayne has. There's no scenes of eccentric behavior like Keaton brought in the two Batman films he did, but I always figured that 20 years on, Bruce Wayne/Batman would be essentially humorless anyway.

 

Spot on, Rene. I'd noticed that Affleck retains Keaton's knack for playing elegant but jaded as Wayne and ruthless vigilante unafraid to kill when he's in the suit.

 

That said, I feel like the lighter look of Justice League might allow for Affleck to get an "Alfred, let's go shopping" type moment.

post #138832 of 152963
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I dunno was this ever poster here (probably did but I missed it), but here is article about oral history of PM Entertainment

 

I am pretty sure it was; as that article was from January of this year, I imagine that others may have missed it too, which includes the newer readers of this thread. For the newer people, PM Entertainment movies are popular amongst action fans like us.

 

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BMD reviews Jackie Chan's SKIPTRACE.

 

Oh, it's about what I expected then.

 

Today I did not do anything of note, which was OK with me. What I decided to do recently was watch the first, third and fourth Star Trek movies so I could give them better reviews on Letterboxd. So, watching Search for Spock was what I did. The movie's fine, but it's not awesome like Wrath of Khan is. The script just isn't as solid and the whole Spock being reborn thing has always been pretty weird to me. At least it's fine and not bad or shitty.

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Spot on, Rene. I'd noticed that Affleck retains Keaton's knack for playing elegant but jaded as Wayne and ruthless vigilante unafraid to kill when he's in the suit.

 

That said, I feel like the lighter look of Justice League might allow for Affleck to get an "Alfred, let's go shopping" type moment.

 

 

I also absolutely would love to see Affleck having some fun as Bruce Wayne. While still being a brutal take no prisoners Batman.

 

 

 

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Today I did not do anything of note, which was OK with me. What I decided to do recently was watch the first, third and fourth Star Trek movies so I could give them better reviews on Letterboxd. So, watching Search for Spock was what I did. The movie's fine, but it's not awesome like Wrath of Khan is. The script just isn't as solid and the whole Spock being reborn thing has always been pretty weird to me. At least it's fine and not bad or shitty.

 

 

I've always thought that was strange too. You figure they would have Spock being resurrected in his adult form. Not starting off as a baby, then going into his teenage years where he has to PON FARR ALL THE WAY with Savvik. I still like part III a lot, and I need to revisit it in the near future.

 

 

This evening we went on our monthly visit to Red Lobster. We ate some delicious food, and before that took Renata for a few rides on the carousel at the nearby mall. Good thing we did that too, as two of the four times on the carousel, she wanted to ride in a tea cup and yeah. It was a whole lot of spinning around. It was fun, but wouldn't have been as fun if we'd eaten before going there. We then went to Walmart to get a few things. I got two baseball caps, and one of them is a PATRIOTIC cap that has the flag and INVASION USA ERA CHUCK NORRIS ON IT. Probably won't wear that one often, but it's nice to have in my collection.

 

Came back home to do my daily running, finish watching the Ultimate Edition of Batman Vs. Superman, and now I'm watching the sequel to "Pusher" on season 5 of The X-Files.

post #138834 of 152963

I may have been too harsh on Jason Bourne yesterday. It's a competent enough action flick despite its flaws.

post #138835 of 152963

Watched HARDCORE HENRY. Man alive, that wore me down quick.

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Some of the scenes towards the end were shaking a bit too much to make stuff out, but overall the gimmick of being shot in the first person didn't bother me as much as it did with lots of other people. Was it that, Molt, or was the action too repetitive?

post #138837 of 152963
More the repetition. Just an endless stream of action for which I didn't care at all about what was happening. A lot of empty carnage.
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The best part of Hardcore Henry is the opening credits. Great soundtrack overall.

 

But 90-odd minutes felt like six hours.

post #138839 of 152963
Finally saw TRAIN TO BUSAN and it kicked ass. The thing I continue to love about South Korean film still stands: these filmmakers care about creating well-defined characters with a minumum of simplification. These are people and not characatures... So when they die it means something to us. And the chaos sequences - and there are many - are lean, effective and never wear out their welcome with fakey CGI bullshit. Top marks.

It really is this year's SNOWPIERCER.
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More the repetition. Just an endless stream of action for which I didn't care at all about what was happening. A lot of empty carnage.

 

An interesting experiment though. You just don't need to see it twice.

post #138841 of 152963
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I've always thought that was strange too. You figure they would have Spock being resurrected in his adult form. Not starting off as a baby, then going into his teenage years where he has to PON FARR ALL THE WAY with Savvik.

 

Yeah, that is rather wacky. I presume that Vulcans don't engage in jackin' off so she had to do that...

 

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Watched HARDCORE HENRY. Man alive, that wore me down quick.

 

That is an understandable take to have. Me, my experience will forever be colored because for a part of the film I felt nauseous and wasn't able to pay full attention. Maybe I shouldn't have seen it on the big screen.

 

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Finally saw TRAIN TO BUSAN and it kicked ass.

 

I am glad you were able to see it after having a shit sandwich of a Saturday. If you would have hated the film... what an awful weekend this would have been. Thankfully you had that to lift your spirits.

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Hey, Molt: Did you read that Edgar Wright list of his 1000 favorite films? PRIME CUT was on there, so that was pretty cool to see get props.

 

EDIT: re-reading, he also had DARK OF THE SUN. And BUSTING. And VICE SQUAD!

 

EDIT II: And RED ROCK WEST


Edited by Fat Elvis - 7/31/16 at 3:49pm
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Finally saw TRAIN TO BUSAN and it kicked ass. The thing I continue to love about South Korean film still stands: these filmmakers care about creating well-defined characters with a minumum of simplification. These are people and not characatures... So when they die it means something to us. And the chaos sequences - and there are many - are lean, effective and never wear out their welcome with fakey CGI bullshit. Top marks.

It really is this year's SNOWPIERCER.

 

 

I hope it hits Video On Demand soon, because it does look really good. Glad to hear that it actually is. It would also be cool if Well Go USA expands it a bit, and maybe we get it down here.

 

 

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An interesting experiment though. You just don't need to see it twice.

 

 

I feel like I'm the only one in the thread that the film really hit all the right notes for. I know Hunter also dug it, but I also don't feel like turning into a big "See it! See it!" type of supporter, because I know the first person cam would rub a lot of people the wrong way. That's aside from the repetitive action that Molt mentioned. Didn't feel that way to me, but as I said earlier, the big fight at the end with all of Akan's goons is the only part that really gave me a headache, and that was this second time around. First time I didn't feel anything, but that's because I saw it on an XD screen.

 

 

 

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Yeah, that is rather wacky. I presume that Vulcans don't engage in jackin' off so she had to do that...

 

 

That is an understandable take to have. Me, my experience will forever be colored because for a part of the film I felt nauseous and wasn't able to pay full attention. Maybe I shouldn't have seen it on the big screen.

 

 

To jack off is not logical for the Vulcans.

 

 

 

For me seeing Hardcore Henry on the biggest screen at the theater must have helped out, because I didn't have any problems with the way it was shot. As I said though, that's just me. Guess I'm lucky that way to not feel nauseous right away.

 

 

Saw a few more episodes of The X-Files season 5. Including the Stephen King written episode "Chinga" which has one of the most annoying kids this side of The Babadook. The kid acts so rotten that when you hear she was slapped by her daycare teacher, you really don't care. It's also not entirely stated if the doll was controlling her or not. I'm going to go with not, because it just makes people do horrible things to themselves. The episode "Kill Switch" is a fun one. Co-written by William Gibson. Since season 5 is only 20 episodes, I'm moving through it pretty briskly. Pretty soon I'll be on the first movie. Fight The Future. Right now though I'm revisiting MIKE BANNING 2. Lots of fun.

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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

Yeah, people can gripe and complain about the digital changeover, but the positives far out weigh the negatives. Now more movies are available to us because it's beamed from one place to another via satellite, or hard drives are shipped rather than a bunch of reels of film. They want to keep people going to the theater, this is a great way to do it.

Train To Busan looks like a ton of fun too!

Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post

Really, I should go out more often to see those weird obscure movies that somehow get a small theatrical release, even if I have a feeling they won't be good. I might as well try and support such things, you know, as maybe it'll allow for more of those movies to come out in Orlando. Sad to say Train to Busan isn't playing anywhere near me; I've heard good things from elsewhere. The only interesting foreign film this upcoming week is in Tampa. It is League of Gods, which is actually in limited release in the U.S. at the same time it is opening wide in China; that is not the norm for Chinese movies coming to the United States. I have heard isn't great but it sounds amazingly bizarre and besides a supporting role for one of our favorites (Jet Li) there's actors I have seen before, like Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo and Xiaoming Huang.

 

Yep, TRAIN TO BUSAN moves like a bullet and after its perfect little set-up it just doesn't stop.  Lean and mean.  For example: this is not an overblown Hollywood picture in which hundreds of soldiers are seen machine gunning their way through the hordes of undead.  The heroes of this film are regular people on a commuter rail headed to the countryside, which keeps everything identifiable.  

 

The digital changeover helping more Asian films to be seen really works, too.  The screening I saw at 1:00pm on a Sunday had probably 200 people in attendance.  I've been saying for years that I wished a local cinema would make a habit of playing Asian film, as we have a sizable Asian populace yearning for big-screen film events from back home.  And that this cinema is located just two blocks from Chinatown - which hosts a number of Chinese, Japanese and Korean food spots and works very well for proximity's sake - can make dinner and a movie a greatly immersive experience.

 

This theater is also playing LEAGUE OF GODS, but I didn't have time for two films today.  A couple of months back I was also able to see Steven Chow's THE MERMAID and they've also recently played THE MONKEY KING 2, I think.  Today's screening also featured trailers for a few films, including the survival drama THE TUNNEL...

 

 

 

Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post

I am glad you were able to see it after having a shit sandwich of a Saturday. If you would have hated the film... what an awful weekend this would have been. Thankfully you had that to lift your spirits.

 

Thanks, yeah today was a cool turnaround.  I walked around Boston re-familiarizing myself with the blocks in which the GHOSTBUSTERS scenes I was in were filmed.  I posted a couple of still images in my "Movie Locations You've Visited" thread, yesterday.  

 

 

Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

I hope it hits Video On Demand soon, because it does look really good. Glad to hear that it actually is. It would also be cool if Well Go USA expands it a bit, and maybe we get it down here.

 

I'll keep and eye out for blu/DVD release info.  The Well-Go website doesn't seem to have a release date yet but it's not usually very long these days, is it?


Edited by Engineer - 7/31/16 at 5:45pm
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I also just found this South Korean animated film trailer called SEOUL STATION (2016).   I'm not sure if this is a sort of sidequel taking place at the same time as TRAIN TO BUSAN, but I can tell you that the first shot of the trailer is actually a live-action shot taken directly from TRAIN TO BUSAN and that the production company NEW ("Next Entertainment World") seems to have produced both films...

 

 

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To jack off is not logical for the Vulcans.

 

That is a quote I need to remember for the future!

 

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The Stuart Gordon / Arnold Schwarzenegger Horror Movie That Almost Was!

 

HO-LEE SHIT, a Stuart Gordon movie where Arnold plays a pro wrestler that goes on a killing spree due to steroids... damnit, now I am upset this picture never happened.

 

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The digital changeover helping more Asian films to be seen really works, too.  The screening I saw at 1:00pm on a Sunday had probably 200 people in attendance.  I've been saying for years that I wished a local cinema would make a habit of playing Asian film, as we have a sizable Asian populace yearning for big-screen film events from back home.  And that this cinema is located just two blocks from Chinatown - which hosts a number of Chinese, Japanese and Korean food spots and works very well for proximity's sake - can make dinner and a movie a greatly immersive experience.

 

Considering that, I hope you get to see more motion pictures on the big screen from Far East Asia.

 

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I also just found this South Korean animated film trailer called SEOUL STATION (2016). 

 

I have to remember in the future to see both that and Train to Busan; as they're both directed by the same dude and both are about zombies, it sounds like they should be seen together.

 

Today... I went out and about. I went to Target to get a few items and that was normal. I then walked to the nearby Best Buy and that didn't go so well. I won't go into details; I'll just say it was stupid customers there, stupid employees and an issue with an item I wanted to buy and its price. I'll just say it'll be a long time before I go to any Best Buy. At least there are plenty of other places where I can go purchase discs. Sad to say, there's plenty of stupid people in Florida so staying in to avoid them is actually alright with me... but I know tomorrow-the start of a new month-will be better for me.

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Glad you had a great day today compared to yesterday, Engineer. I know how that can feel like. I'm pretty sure we all can.

 

Saw the latest episode of Vice Principals. Severe lack of Goggins in this episode. He just shows up at the beginning, but he gets some choice jabs at McBride in his short time. Saying that McBride has a "Horny little corn dog." and wants to get his "Little dick wet." The rest of the episode belongs to McBride, and he does an excellent job doing what he does best. Play a total asshole. Next week's episode looks to be another stellar episode as it deals with Spirit week and all the hazing that ensues. Preview had two male mannequins dressed up like football players doing it doggy style, and a quick shot of McBride and Goggins displaying...super powers?!

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I get that this episode was needed to introduce more secondary players, but you can't take Goggins away like that and expect me not to feel it. Laughed plenty though.

 

Looks like Shea Whigham will be a bigger part of next week's episode. Excited for that.

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