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"We've got 10 things you may not have known about the Cannon classic Ninja III: The Domination."

 

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ninja III: The Domination

 

http://www.bulletproofaction.com/2016/06/09/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-ninja-iii-the-domination/

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Del Toro recommends a double feature of The Killer and Year of the Dragon.

 

I might do that this week.

 

Hong Kong heroic bloodshed movies owe a great debt to YEAR OF THE DRAGON, classy asian gangsters, melodrama, intense action sequences, with de Palma's SCARFACE (not a monument of minimalism either), it was the seed that started the trend. I used to be a huge John Woo fan, then I got a little bored when his techniques were ripped off by everybody and their uncle, but now I miss that style again...

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Yeah, Year Of The Dragon is one of my favorite action films of all time. I put it in an action draft we did in the Drafts section in 2008. Just found my list.

 

1. Punisher '89

2. Year Of The Dragon

3. Predator 2

4. Under Siege

5. Le Pacte Des Loups/Brotherhood Of The Wolf

 

It's amazing how true-to-form my action draft remains:

 

They Live

Die Hard 2

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Streets of Fire

Pineapple Express

 

Magnum Force and Cop as bonus picks.

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I used to go all out back in the day:

 

The Fat Elvis Action Festival

Master of Ceremonies: Quentin Tarantino, John Milius, & Alex Cox

1. MAD MAX 2 a.k.a.(The Road Warrior) (1981)
Ruthless..Savage...Spectacular
In the Future, cities will become deserts, roads will become battlefields and the Hope of Mankind will appear as a Stranger
Only one man can make the differance
When all that's left is one last chance, pray that he's still out there...somewhere !

Special Guests: Mel Gibson, George Miller, Neil Marshall

2. DIRTY HARRY (1971)
You don't assign him to murder cases, You just turn him loose
Detective Harry Callahan. He doesn't break murder cases. He smashes them.
do you feel lucky punk?
With his .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. Dirty Harry wipes out crime to hell.
Clint Eastwood is "'Dirty Harry"...And boy, does he get all the dirty jobs.

Special Guests: Clint Eastwood, Edgar Wright, Spike Lee

3. THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY (1967)
They formed an alliance of hate to steal a fortune in dead mans's Gold...
The Man With No Name Returns!

For Three Men the Civil War wasn't Hell. It was practice !
Special Guests: TBA

4 DELIVERANCE (1972)
This is the weekend they didn't play Golf.
Four men ride a wild river. A weekend turns into a nightmare.
What did happen on the Cahulawassee River?

Special Guests: Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Bill McKinney, John Boorman, Andrew Dominik

5. THE GETAWAY (1972)
The're Hot! McQueen /MacGraw
"Punch it, Baby!"
Special Guests: Ali MacGraw, Walter Hill

6. RIO BRAVO (1959)
John Wayne The big guy with the battered hat...and Dean Martin the ragged woman-wrecked castoff called Dude....and Ricky Nelson The rockin' babyfaced gunfisted kid....
Time Was Running Out Through Bullet Holes At Howard Hawks'
RIO BRAVO !
You've seen nothing like 'em together....and in the heat and hate of Rio Bravo nothing can tear 'em apart!

7. BEN-HUR (1959)
A Tale of The Christ
The World's Most Honered Motion Picture
The Entertainment Experience of a Lifetime!

"May God grant me vengeance."


Edited by Fat Elvis - 8/6/16 at 9:25pm
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Will Sean Bean survive in this? Seeing it next Saturday.

 

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List Mania! My 25 Favorite Horror Movies Of All Time!

 

That is definitely a varied list of horror films, but it is a nice list with the 25 movies and all the honorable mentions.

 

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The Mike Twitter Truth: "The best Fast/Furious movie is NEED FOR SPEED"

 

While I've never played any of the videogames, I understand that isn't necessary before you see the film; it sounds so goofy I imagine I should watch it one of these days.

 

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"We've got 10 things you may not have known about the Cannon classic Ninja III: The Domination."

 

Speaking of "sounding so goofy I imagine I should watch it one of these days"...

 

It took longer than I promised, but tonight I finally saw again for the first time in many years... Big Trouble in Little China. It's never something I've loved and there are Carpenter movies I rate higher; however, I always enjoyed it and my opinion has not changed. It's a lot of wacky fun. It was perfect to watch as I drank a few beers. I tell you, Jack Burton must have had a lot of willpower for not kissing mid 80's Kim Cattrall at the very end; I know I would have!

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I can attest that Need For Speed is a lot better than its reputation would lead you to believe. I wish we had a 3D version available, because I'd love to see it that way.

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Saw SUICIDE SQUAD on Friday night and had a blast with it.  Sure it's got a few flaws - dodgy CGI on the Enchantress that makes her come off like a reject Gozar from the original GHOSTBUSTERS (although she still looks better than anything in that soulless remake) and some ropey editing - but it's a fun ride.  The cast is great, the action is cool, and it continues to lay the ground work for the wider DC universe.  The wife and I really enjoyed it and I'm hoping it does the kind of box office numbers that it needs to do to get a sequel. 

 

I also watched BvS Ultimate Cut last night on Blu-Ray.  Like Rene said this is definetly a more complete film.  I enjoyed the theatrical cut, warts and all, but I absolutely loved this.  To be honest I'm more excited about the DC cinematic universe than anything Marvel has coming out.  I'm really starting to grow bored of the Marvel formula.  I found CIVIL WAR to be extremely overrated and I've got no desire to see the whatever number reboot this is of SPIDER-MAN.  I'm still looking forward to GOTG VOL 2 and BLACK PANTHER but the rest I can take or leave. 

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Suicide Squad is doing fantastic business this week, so i am pretty sure we'll be getting another one.

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Hey Gunner, did you notice that the R-rated, Ultimate version of Batman Vs Superman managed to get the same '12' rating that the Theatrical version did?

 

On first viewing, Suicide Squad didn't quite do it for me.  I love the cast, but found large chunks of the film to be quite dull. 

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Clive Owen's Last Knights is a better 47 Ronin story than Keanu Reeve's 47 RONIN.

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Hey Gunner, did you notice that the R-rated, Ultimate version of Batman Vs Superman managed to get the same '12' rating that the Theatrical version did?

 

On first viewing, Suicide Squad didn't quite do it for me.  I love the cast, but found large chunks of the film to be quite dull. 


Yeah, I did notice that.  It doesn't appear as if anything was cut from the version we got to the version that the US got.  Guess the US has a lot tougher standards on what is an R than what our system has. Hopefully Squad clicks for you a bit better on second viewing.  I'm going with some friends to see it again Wednesday evening and I'm looking forward to seeing if my opinion changes any. 

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Clive Owen's Last Knights is a better 47 Ronin story than Keanu Reeve's 47 RONIN.


Glad to hear it.  I picked this up as a blind buy for a fiver a month back, but just haven't gotten around to watching it yet.  The trailer looked good so I'm hoping it's entertaining at least. 

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Just finished up Albert Pyun's NEMESIS. It actually holds up really well. The action scenes are pretty awesome and most of the special effects look fine except for the endo-skeleton at the end. That's kinda wonky. Anyone else think this is ripe for a remake? I could see Channing Tatum in the lead and Bryan Cranston as Farnsworth.
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Caught SUICIDE SQUAD. I was with it fine until about the last act. Gets too bogged down in all the spirit world witch hokum. Not even really sure what the witch was trying to accomplish. Guess just kill everyone on Earth. Then what? I don't know. Hard to get worked up over a villain like that.

 

Seems like Leto's Joker isn't going over very well. Had no major issues with him. Wish he had been a bigger factor in the film.

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Quint and Burt Reynolds talk about the making of Smokey and the Bandit, almost working with a young Steven Spielberg and selling out for sequels!

 

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75913

 

"Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The term “movie star” gets thrown around a lot. To most people it simply means someone who is famous (even if temporarily) for starring in a film. To me there are famous actors and there are movie stars. The latter describes an actor who is so huge in their moment, who radiates charm and charisma to such a degree, that they become an icon, a legend.

 

Burt Reynolds is a movie star.

 

This man ruled the '70s and early '80s, not only in terms of box office draw, but also in exposure. Burt Reynolds was there every time you turned on your TV, being interviewed on talk shows or appearing on game shows or being discussed in the news."

 

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Quint: White Lightning's still one of my favorite movies of yours and the art is just amazing, so I jumped at the chance to pick this up when I saw it. Movie posters don't look like these days.

 

Burt Reynolds: No, they don't.

 

Quint: I read something about White Lightning and I don't know if it's true or not, so maybe you can clear it up for me. I heard that Steven Spielberg was originally supposed to direct it. Is that true?

 

Burt Reynolds: He was set to do it and something, probably good sense, told him he couldn't make a picture off the lot. I said, “Alright, we'll make it on the lot,” and he said “You can't make this picture on a lot.” He wanted out and it really hurt me. I felt like he just didn't want to work with me, that was the reason. And he didn't.

 

Quint: Do you really think that was the reason or do you think he had people pushing him in other directions?

 

Burt Reynolds: Well, he was right on the cusp of breaking out as a big director. No matter how you looked at that script or how much you worked on it, it was B-movie. You could make it as good as you could, and he could have probably made it very good, but...

 

Quint: I see why he was a good fit for it at that time. He had done Duel for TV and Sugarland Express, which are both very exciting road pictures.

 

Burt Reynolds: Duel was fabulous.

Quint: When you have a script by Richard Matheson you're already halfway to making something special, but his visual style was impeccable, even then.

 

Burt Reynolds: I thought his visual style was everything. Everything. It made the picture incredible.

 

Quint: Well, I'm bummed for you that Spielberg didn't do it, but as a fan I'm happy with the way White Lightning turned out. Maybe he would have messed it up! You never know.

 

Burt Reynolds: We had a good director. He was damn good. Joe Sargent.

 

Todd Vittum: He was quite the character. He was arrested for smuggling guns for Ireland. He spent time in a Cuban prison and finally died in Mexico, I think.

 

Quint: Unlike Spielberg, who I don't imagine has smuggled guns for anybody.

 

Burt Reynolds: No. (laughs)

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For Your Consideration This Weekend:

 

‘The Mind’s Eye’: Joe Begos On Telekinesis, Exploding Heads and Low Budget Filmmaking

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For Your Consideration This Weekend:

 

‘The Mind’s Eye’: Joe Begos On Telekinesis, Exploding Heads and Low Budget Filmmaking

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I watched it last night.  Scanners II: The New Order was better, and The Mind's Eye tried to combine the first two Scanners, but not very well.  Good gore effects, though.

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On This Day 24 Years Ago ...

 

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This Is Dope:

 

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You know that might actually be the solution to all our problems..
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Last time I was in, Video Store bud recommended MACHINE GIRL from 2008.  Supposedly a cool genre mash up. Have we talked about it? Anyone dig?

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Last time I was in, Video Store bud recommended MACHINE GIRL from 2008.  Supposedly a cool genre mash up. Have we talked about it? Anyone dig?

 

It all depends on your tolerance for Japanese weirdness and excessive gore whether I would recommend it or not.:)

 

I just finished watching Altman's O.C. AND STIGGS for the first time in a few years. Whacked-out and unconventional, but pretty damn amusing. I love this scene:

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Just finished up Albert Pyun's NEMESIS. Anyone else think this is ripe for a remake? 

 

Whether it should or not, the way things are these days I wouldn't be shocked at all if there was a remake.

 

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Quint and Burt Reynolds talk about the making of Smokey and the Bandit, almost working with a young Steven Spielberg and selling out for sequels!

 

It's awesome Quint got to interview Burt. I'll have to read the whole article later when I have more time to see what he said about the Smokey sequels.

 

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This Is Dope:

 

Besides it being Beta, that RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video logo definitely brings back a lot of memories from my childhood.

 

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You know that might actually be the solution to all our problems..

 

I don't usually like talking politics but I'd rather vote for The Rock than the two actual candidates.

 

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Last time I was in, Video Store bud recommended MACHINE GIRL from 2008.  Supposedly a cool genre mash up. Have we talked about it? Anyone dig?

 

Those over the top gory Japanese movies... I don't know if they're for me, so that's why I don't seek them out. I will presume that Engineer has seen it; I'll be interested what he thought of it.

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MACHINE GIRL is one of the bigger Japanese gore films. If you don't dig it, the genre probably isn't for you. It's the most accessible. After digging through a few recommendations I've found its not for me.
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Just finished up Albert Pyun's NEMESIS. It actually holds up really well. The action scenes are pretty awesome and most of the special effects look fine except for the endo-skeleton at the end. That's kinda wonky. Anyone else think this is ripe for a remake? I could see Channing Tatum in the lead and Bryan Cranston as Farnsworth.

 

 

This really is a solid action film, and one of the few ones that Pyun has done that can be said is legitimately great. I'd welcome a remake.

 

 

 

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Last time I was in, Video Store bud recommended MACHINE GIRL from 2008.  Supposedly a cool genre mash up. Have we talked about it? Anyone dig?

 

 

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MACHINE GIRL is one of the bigger Japanese gonzo-gore films. If you don't dig it, the genre probably isn't for you. It's the most accessible. After digging through a few recommendations I've found its not for me.

 

 

Pretty much what Raynis said. It's WAY out there. I blind bought the dvd because it was 3 bucks and found it to be over the top ridiculous fun. That's just me though. I'm also not a big fan of these films, so Raynis saying that it's the most accessible makes sense.

 

 

I went to see Batman '89 at the theater today, as it is this week's film for the Cinemark Classics. It was a great time seeing the movie in a theater again for the first time since 1989, and the theater crowd was small. Mostly people who looked to be in their 30's like me. Had an idiot put his feet up on the chair next to mine, and I told him to put them down, but all he did was move them to the side. I figured I shouldn't get up in arms over it, and I just moved further up to the top, and I got to enjoy the rest of the movie, as I was the only one sitting in that area.

 

 

Just read a review for the new Midnight Run blu-ray that the big exclusive extra of De Niro is really only 1-2 minutes with him, even though it's advertised as 7-8 minutes. It's mostly narration and clips of the movie. I'm not a big fan of the movie, but I figured I'd let those that are expecting a good interview with him know to keep their expectations tempered.

 

Here's the link. http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/70911/midnight-run/

 

It says that the rest of the interviews are more focused, but they're also from a Region B release from last year, and the interviews were licensed. That's at least something cool though, as they are not short. 12 minutes with Charles Grodin, 14 minutes with Joey Pants, 17 minutes with John Ashton, and 25 minutes with the writer of the movie. There's also an 8 minute audio interview with Yaphet Kotto.

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Even if it's only 2 minutes I'm excited about the DeNiro interview for MIDNIGHT RUN. I've long been a fan of DeNiro awkwardly answering questions so I'll take what I can get.

 

Watched CHAPPIE today. Had that recorded for a while and just never felt like watching it. All in all I had a decent time with it. Wish there had been far more of Hugh Jackman controlling his deluxe ED-209 but aside from that it was better than I would have expected.

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O.C. and Stiggs is gold. I'm tempted to yell SCHWAAAABBBBBBBBBB!!!!! every time I see a Charles Schwab logo. Machine Girl is fun and disgusting too.

 

need that Midnight Run Blu-ray. That they got De Niro for just a bit of stuff is awesome.

 

Molt, how David Ayer-y is Suicide Squad? Obviously, no f-bombs every other line because it's PG-13, but I'd hope there's stuff that feels like him.

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Molt, how David Ayer-y is Suicide Squad? Obviously, no f-bombs every other line because it's PG-13, but I'd hope there's stuff that feels like him.

 

More so in the beginning when they go through the squad's backstory and first get them assembled. That has his prints on it. Less so as they go on the mission and there's more supernatural stuff to contend with.

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And the supernatural stuff is pretty gonzo-mythological. Way more than Marvel has done.
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Haven't gotten full line up of last nite's 'Burt Reynolds Mystery Marathon' at the Alamo Drafthouse, but I DO know they showed SMOKEY and SHARKY'S!

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Last time I was in, Video Store bud recommended MACHINE GIRL from 2008.  Supposedly a cool genre mash up. Have we talked about it? Anyone dig?
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Those over the top gory Japanese movies... I don't know if they're for me, so that's why I don't seek them out. I will presume that Engineer has seen it; I'll be interested what he thought of it.

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Pretty much what Raynis said. It's WAY out there. I blind bought the dvd because it was 3 bucks and found it to be over the top ridiculous fun. That's just me though. I'm also not a big fan of these films, so Raynis saying that it's the most accessible makes sense.

 

Yeah, while I'm a super fan of Japanese cinema and never seem to be able to get the new stuff anymore I'm also not a huge fan of MACHINE GUN GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE, STACY, HELLDRIVER or most of the "extreme" action-violence of the genre.  The more outlandish elements and over-the-top gore of these "wild, unrated" monstery movies usually puts me off.  

 

That said I do love the films of Takashi Miike for the most part.  He's only made two I don't much care for, THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (too silly) and PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY (unfunny and dull).  What separates his more notorious films like ICHI THE KILLER, GOZU and AUDITION from the more recent wave of gore-action is that when he was making films like that, his were mostly grounded in at least some kind of understandable reality with characters that make at least a modicum of sense.  AUDITION is a cautionary tale about lying to women.  ICHI is a look at the superhero myth from a really dark perspective.   If there are deeper nuances in TOKYO GORE POLICE, I sure missed them.  I don't mind trippy and weird if I know it's actually going somewhere.

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Revisiting a film I've seen several (dozen) times before but this evening for the first time on blu-ray, Hooper and Spielberg's POLTERGEIST (1982), I noticed something I'd never seen before.

 

During the opening scenes when E. Buzz the Freeling family pooch is running from room to room, just before he enters Dominique Dunn's character's bedroom, you can see someone moving inside the room past the doorway, as if to get out of the way before the door opens.  (Spielberg himself, maybe?)  I see a red shirt and possibly light blue jeans.  Check here at 2:09 and see if you see!

 

 

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I just finished watching Altman's O.C. AND STIGGS for the first time in a few years. Whacked-out and unconventional, but pretty damn amusing. I love this scene:

 

King Sunny Ade is in the movie? Wow. I had no idea. I always heard it was really weird, but I never knew they had a famous Nigerian musican from the past and his band in it.

 

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I went to see Batman '89 at the theater today, as it is this week's film for the Cinemark Classics.

 

I am glad you got to see it again that way, even if there was at least one dumbshit around.

 

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Haven't gotten full line up of last nite's 'Burt Reynolds Mystery Marathon' at the Alamo Drafthouse, but I DO know they showed SMOKEY and SHARKY'S!

 

I saw online after doing a Twitter search that the lineup was Smokey and the Bandit, Sharky's Machine, Hooper, and a new documentary called The Bandit, which is about both Burt and Hal Needham. It sounds like a pretty great marathon, in other words. I see that one of the Austin Drafthouses is doing a CHARLES BRONTHON on September 11, where they'll show 5 of his films. That also sounds amazing.

 

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Revisiting a film I've seen several (dozen) times before but this evening for the first time on blu-ray, Hooper and Spielberg's POLTERGEIST (1982), I noticed something I'd never seen before. 

 

I once saw the movie on the big screen and even I never noticed that until you mentioned it.

 

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Yeah, while I'm a super fan of Japanese cinema and never seem to be able to get the new stuff anymore I'm also not a huge fan of MACHINE GUN GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE, STACY, HELLDRIVER or most of the "extreme" action-violence of the genre.  The more outlandish elements and over-the-top gore of these "wild, unrated" monstery movies usually puts me off.  

 

OK then.

 

Tonight, what I watched was on TCM, and as it's impossible to easily find online for streaming. I saw 1932's Red Dust. It's that Clark Gable/Jean Harlow/Mary Astor picture set in Indochina where Gable runs a rubber plantation and he engages in a love triangle with both Harlow and Astor. Insert your own "rubbers" jokes if you wish. It is greatly entertaining and fun even if Gable plays a real A-hole and there's some pretty horrid stereotypes about "the coolies" who work on the plantation. There's plenty of memorable dialogue and it's easy to see why Old Jean was real popular back in her day. Oh, and during the first act, Gable was extremely sweaty; I mean, almost comparable to Danny Glover in Predator 2 or a few characters in Rolling Thunder.

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Alright, so I'm watching YEAR OF THE DRAGON.
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You won't regret it. Rourke is on a whole other level of hard-boiled.

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Another Review to Whet the Appetite:

 

Fantasia Fest: BLOOD FATHER Is A Tight, Entertaining Action Throwback

 

Mel Gibson rides a motorcycle and roars at a Nazi.

 

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/08/05/fantasia-fest-blood-father-is-a-tight-entertaining-action-throwback

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I saw online after doing a Twitter search that the lineup was Smokey and the Bandit, Sharky's Machine, Hooper, and a new documentary called The Bandit, which is about both Burt and Hal Needham. It sounds like a pretty great marathon, in other words. I see that one of the Austin Drafthouses is doing a CHARLES BRONTHON on September 11, where they'll show 5 of his films. That also sounds amazing.

 

 

 

 

THANKS! HOOPER is a Big Screen Holy Grail!

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Heard the Distribution Company for Seagal's KILLING SALAZAR is not doing well.

 

We may not be able to see this for a long while (unless you're in Japan).

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Vern: "No new reviews today, but in honor of the Rio Olympics here's an old one of Dolph Lundgren in PENTATHLON"

 

http://outlawvern.com/2010/08/05/pentathlon/

 

"In the 1994 sports ‘n action drama PENTATHLON, Mr. Dolph Lundgren plays Eric Brogar, an East German athlete trained since childhood to be the ultimate pentathlon competitor. David Soul (Hutch from ‘Starsky & Hutch’!) plays the authoritarian (later revealed to be Neo-Nazi) coach Heinrich Müller, who slaps little Eric around and drills him to believe that if he trips on a rock or something he’s “failed the German Democratic Republic,” as well as himself and all his friends. I mean, this coach is such an asshole that you know he’s not even gonna be the kind of asshole that turns out to be lovable at the end like James Earl Jones in BEST OF THE BEST."

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You won't regret it. Rourke is on a whole other level of hard-boiled.
In an alternate universe, there's a version of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL directed by Cimino that stars Rourke as Bud White.

I want to be in that universe.
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Burt Reynolds: We had a good director. He was damn good. Joe Sargent.

 

Todd Vittum: He was quite the character. He was arrested for smuggling guns for Ireland. He spent time in a Cuban prison and finally died in Mexico, I think.

 

Quint: Unlike Spielberg, who I don't imagine has smuggled guns for anybody.

 

Burt Reynolds: No. (laughs)

 

Vittum confused Joseph Sargent with William Norton (who wrote WHITE LIGHTNING and GATOR). It was Norton who ran guns, not Sargent, and he did not die in Mexico.

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Watched that Bandit doc yesterday. Real good. Amazing footage of 70's Burt at the height of his powers.

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Thomas Jane, ladies and gentlemen...

 

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Great Moments In Sly Cheeseball-ness:

 

" I don't understand you. You make a shitload of money, you dress like a banker. What are you doing this for?"

"Action."

"Action?"

"Good old American action."

" If you really wanna stare death in the eye you should have gotten married."

 

[laughs] "Is that a proposal?"

 

The slightly fruity delivery and self-satisfied dorky little side to side head bob makes me both hide under the couch and laugh out loud!

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It just occurred to me that I haven't seen JOE PANTOLIANO in a movie in a long, long time.  So I looked him up on Wikipedia and found this sad info...

 

On October 9, 2007, Pantoliano announced on the National Alliance on Mental Illness blog that he has been suffering from clinical depression for the last decade, although he was only formally diagnosed recently. He claims that his recent film Canvas was what helped him come to terms with his depression. Rather than hide his struggle from the public, he has chosen to speak out about it to remove some of the stigmas that are commonly associated with mental illness. He founded a non-profit organization, "No Kidding, Me Too!", to unite members of the entertainment industry in educating the public about mental illness. He is alsodyslexic. The title comes from the response he’s heard all too often after divulging how mental illness affected him and his family.

 

I had no idea.  It seems he's still working but only sporadically.  I hope he's doing well these days.

 

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Writer/director Joe Begos makes the case for his wild horror film 'The Mind's Eye'


http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/writerdirector-joe-begos-makes-the-case-for-his-wild-horror-film-the-minds-eye
post #139099 of 151759

Just watched SPL 2. I liked it. It would make a fine double feature with The Raid 2. Both have overly complicated stories about under cover cops who partake in elaborately choreographed prison riots. Of course Hong Kong ups the melodrama and (slightly) tightens the story, just to remind you who invented these films.

 

It feels very much like Hong Kong's answer to The Raid 2. The well-choreographed group fighting scenes with impeccable camera placement tells you they've noticed the competition and stepped up to the plate. It's impeccably suit-clad knife wielding killing machines are only slightly less absurd than Hobo Assassin, Hammer Girl and Baseball Guy. I'll try to make this double feature a reality the next time I've got 4 and a half hours to spend.

 

SPL 2 was part of a haul that also included these six titles from a 3 for 10 bucks deal:

 

Everly

Godzilla (2014)

Need for Speed

Schwarzenegger's Maggy

Zombeavers

Slow West

 

Out of those Everly and Godzilla are the only titles I've seen before. I'm looking forward to having a Maggy/Zombeavers double features just to see two completely different takes on the zombie genre. Need for Speed I've wanted to see ever since I heard how much practical car stunts they pull off. And Slow West has Michael Fassbender in a western. Seems like a good time. I might report back on those.

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This Is Dope:

 

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