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For starters:

 

GrindhouseThe Green HornetMacGruberKiss Kiss Bang Bang, Crank 2: High VoltageEscape PlanScott Pilgrim vs. the WorldThe Long Kiss GoodnightWatchmenRun All NightTerminator Genisys.

 

Escape Plan actually did very well overseas. I can do without Genisys and Watchman.

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I've finally started reading Ernest Cline's READY PLAYER ONE.  I've had the hardcover since the week it was released in 2011 and it's taken me this long to get around to it...  Whew!

 

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Watched the Harry Potter infiltrates a skinhead gang flick IMPERIUM. Forgettable. Kept thinking there was going to be some sort of twist, good or bad, that would add some life to the picture. Nope, just goes through the motions. I know Daniel Radcliffe is trying hard to make that transition to grown-up actor but I didn't buy him at all in this.

 

Bummer. Radcliffe looked impressive in pictures/ clips I saw.

 

What are some of the skinhead movies you like? You ever see ROMPER STOMPER? I'm big on GREEN STREET.

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Jacob Knight: "KICKBOXER is surprisingly well made for late-era Cannon, while still owning a disreputable vibe. Young Van Damme was such a cheesy lug."

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Watching the Jean-Claude Van Johnson Pilot. Nearly done with it. Really hilarious and I hope it gets picked up by Amazon Studios. I voted for it.

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hmmmmm....

 

 

Twitter Truth: "Watching CAT IN THE BRAIN for the first time in years. So far, my original assessment holds up: this is Fulci's masterpiece."

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On This Day 35 Years Ago ...

 

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Twitter Truth: "Watching CAT IN THE BRAIN for the first time in years. So far, my original assessment holds up: this is Fulci's masterpiece."

 

I am waiting to hear what huge Fulci fan Rene says about the above statement.

 

Tonight, I did indeed go out; after stopping at a grocery store for a few items, I went and saw Hell or High Water. It is in fact a great movie. It was always interesting and intriguing following those main characters and the things they did. To be vague, some parts of the film felt real old-school and I know a few certain people will greatly appreciate such things. For fans of this genre like Fat Elvis, it's a must see. I was amused that the beer mentioned or drank in the movie was SHINER BOCK, LONE STAR BEER, and PABST BLUE RIBBON. Quite appropriate for the West Texas setting.

 

One of the trailers before the movie started was for Mechanic: Resurrection, and someone in the crowd giggled; it was a giggle of someone excited that a new Ol' Stubblehead Statham film is coming out.

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One of the trailers before the movie started was for Mechanic: Resurrection, and someone in the crowd giggled; it was a giggle of someone excited that a new Ol' Stubblehead Statham film is coming out.

 

You all remember to support the Stath this weekend!

 

P.S- We're only getting it next week in Singapore.

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"Let's join hands and find common ground tonight: RAMBO '08 is a piece of shit." - Beaks



WTF!!

 

RAMBO is one of the best action movies of 21st!! THE END

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Wondering whether to watch this in IMAX this weekend.

 

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10 great films that influenced Quentin Tarantino

10 great films that influenced Quentin Tarantino

 

Every frame of a Quentin Tarantino movie demonstrates his love for cinema history, but here are 10 films that particularly helped shape the Tarantino universe.

 

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-films-influenced-quentin-tarantino?utm_content=buffer41517&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterbfi&utm_campaign=buffer

 

"Few filmmakers wear their influences on their sleeves as brazenly and defiantly as Quentin Tarantino. In a 1994 interview, in response to accusations that Reservoir Dogs (1992) is a full-blown rip-off of Ringo Lam’s Hong Kong crime film City on Fire (1987), he famously proclaimed: “I steal from every movie ever made… Great artists steal; they don’t do homages.”

 

In his relentless rummaging through the annals of cinema history, Tarantino often blurs the lines between filmmaker, curator and critic. Each new project is invariably accompanied by excited chatter, much of it from the man himself, about his latest genre obsessions and sources of inspiration. As present-day Hollywood’s most commercially successful and media-savvy auteur, he’s utilised each of his films as a launch pad to reignite mainstream interest in everything from the French new wave (with Pulp Fiction) to 70s Blaxploitation (with Jackie Brown) to Shaw Brothers wuxia films (with Kill Bill). He’s also one of the most passionate high-profile proponents of film criticism as an art form, and regularly cites pioneering New Yorker critic Pauline Kael as one of his cinematic idols.

 

As such, one could spend the next year compiling lists of films that have played a significant role in shaping the magpie-like maverick’s particular brand of cinema, and only begin to scratch the surface of the debt he owes to his forefathers and peers. But without these 10 titles, the mind-bendingly self-reflexive, darkly humorous, wildly violent Tarantino-verse would undoubtedly be a very different place."

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Is this the ultimate superhero movie?

 

Why Unbreakable remains the ultimate superhero movie

M Night Shyamalan’s understated 2000 drama is anathema to the box-office behemoths of today.

 

http://lwlies.com/articles/unbreakable-remains-ultimate-superhero-movie

 

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This looks like my thing:

 

Halle Berry Is Not Messing Around In This KIDNAP Trailer

 

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/08/22/halle-berry-is-not-messing-around-in-this-kidnap-trailer

 

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So my weekend was interesting.  Found myself a laserdisc stash like you wouldn't believe.  A used music store that's so off the map, the owner has no internet presence at all so you'd only know about the place if you happen to drive by as I did a couple of weeks ago.  Got in there to look around and it's like LD Valhalla.  The guy's got like everything and much of it brand new and still-wrapped.  The downside is the guy prices his items based on eBay which is a fool's errand, basing your sales on the dreams of others.  I had a massive pile of discs, everything from 60's widescreen classics to 80's and 90's action.  The price was far too high for me and time was running short, so the only one I grabbed at the moment was one of my grails...  The Criterion Collection 3-disc gatefold CAV edition of John Woo's THE KILLER.  It was fifteen bucks but I figured "what the hell, it'll make me happy."  Nearby from another dealer I found a new/wrapped LD of Steven Spielberg's EMPIRE OF THE SUN for a cool one dollar, so that helped off-set my spending.  

 

 

Tired as hell from getting there and back (five hours of commuting on trains, buses and on foot, half of which was walking in the hot sun), I came home and revisited for the first time since 1986 or so, Robert Wise's STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.  Despite its sedated nature, I still loved it.  Seeing this on the big screen must've really been something back in the day.  Those shots of the Enterprise still get some awe out of me, as does a bald Persis Khambatta.  When I first saw the film as a kid, I felt like a genius because long ahead of the ending I guessed what V'Ger was all about.  (I was a far-out space-nut NASA fan even then.)  And I still enjoy the adventure of it all and especially the way it was filmed.  I watched the 2001 DVD which had "The Director's Edition" that was supervised by Robert Wise with some updated sound and editing and I thought it flowed brilliantly.  Now I might go ahead with a WRATH OF KHAN revisit.  

 

Did laundry on Sunday and revisited STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI on the good old "Definitive Edition" laserdisc, untainted by Lucas' latter-day remixing and had fun with it.  Curiously, the moment when Yoda died got to me a little.  Getting older, seeing relatives age and pass on as I have over the years... It's funny what one feels as time goes by, sometimes you start seeing movies you've seen dozens of times before in a different way.

 


Edited by Engineer - 8/22/16 at 3:24pm
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Wondering whether to watch this in IMAX this weekend.

 

Late this year the movie will be playing in the United States; you better believe I'll be watching it on the big screen.

 

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10 great films that influenced Quentin Tarantino

 

I imagine that at least one person will note the City on Fire/Reservoir Dogs controversy and how QT "borrows" from other movies. I won't do that myself. I'll just note that the list seems appropriate.

 

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Is this the ultimate superhero movie?

 

While I've still never seen it, I have a feeling I'd enjoy it more than the actual superhero movies we've gotten in recent years.

 

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This looks like my thing:

 

Indeed. I'd rather watch that than most of the films Halle is in.

 

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So my weekend was interesting.

 

It does sound like it. I am glad you also dig ST:TMP.

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Q: Watching NICE GUYS 3 X over last few days got me thinking about this, what film(s) bombing bummed you out the most?

 

For me: GRINDHOUSE, but NICE GUYS is right up there.

 

Dredd, I would have loved to see a sequel. The movie was so poorly marketed with that stupid '3D' in the title.

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Reading READY PLAYER ONE, revisited ALIEN, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and RETURN OF THE JEDI lately.  I'm all sci-fi'd up!

 

 

Just picked this up at a used bookstore.  I'll typically grab for anything with "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" written on it somewhere.

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Jacob Knight: "KICKBOXER is surprisingly well made for late-era Cannon, while still owning a disreputable vibe. Young Van Damme was such a cheesy lug."

 

Cannon distributed this in the US, but didn't produce it.  That would explain any apparent polish. 

 

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Twitter Truth: "Watching CAT IN THE BRAIN for the first time in years. So far, my original assessment holds up: this is Fulci's masterpiece."

 

Twitter Troll. 

 

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WTF!!

 

RAMBO is one of the best action movies of 21st!! THE END

 

I doubt he found the common ground he was looking for.  

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The B-Movie Festival in Cambridge was a great success.  Only one of the eleven films shown was a loser for me and the short films etc. were mostly good fun. 

 

Thomas 'The Dude Designs' Hodge was there and I spent a lot of time chatting with him. He is a genuinely nice guy and I saw lots of his work I didn't know of.  He has done a Day of the Dead piece for an upcoming German Blu-ray, which I think is really good. 

 

I really can't wait for next year; if it's anything like this year, i'm going to have a great time. 

 

As for my next marathon:

 

CON-AIR on 35mm
FACE/OFF on 35mm
VAMPIRE'S KISS on 35mm
SNAKE EYES on 35mm
WILD AT HEART on 35mm
THE ROCK on 35mm


NICOLAS CAGE-SPLOITATION
Saturday 24th September 21:00

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I'm probably the only person on CHUD who despises Vampire's Kiss. I cannot stomach Cage in that movie....he's so irritating to watch..
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Wild for it.

Poor Alva...
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I am waiting to hear what huge Fulci fan Rene says about the above statement.

 

Tonight, I did indeed go out; after stopping at a grocery store for a few items, I went and saw Hell or High Water. It is in fact a great movie. It was always interesting and intriguing following those main characters and the things they did. To be vague, some parts of the film felt real old-school and I know a few certain people will greatly appreciate such things. For fans of this genre like Fat Elvis, it's a must see. I was amused that the beer mentioned or drank in the movie was SHINER BOCK, LONE STAR BEER, and PABST BLUE RIBBON. Quite appropriate for the West Texas setting.

 

One of the trailers before the movie started was for Mechanic: Resurrection, and someone in the crowd giggled; it was a giggle of someone excited that a new Ol' Stubblehead Statham film is coming out.

 

 

Cat In The Brain certainly isn't Fulci's masterpiece, but it's still an interesting curio as one of the last films he did before he passed on. It does show that he could think a little deeper than most would assume he could. Especially since he sometimes was (is?) looked down upon by Argento fans, and they don't realize that Fulci could make films that were just as interesting and even more entertaining than some of Argento's films.

 

That said, I'd say his masterpiece is a toss up between Zombie or The Beyond. I'd even throw in The Psychic as well. That one showed that Fulci could be fairly restrained and still deliver a compelling suspense driven horror film. Sadly after he did Zombie, he didn't do any films that didn't have heavy gore effects, or some type of gory scene in them. The Psychic was the last "golden era" one he did where he didn't lean on gore, despite having done several films before that had gory scenes in them, like Four Of The Apocalypse and Don't Torture A Duckling. I mention the "golden era" because surprisingly Fulci's last film that he ever did, Door To Silence is gore-free if I'm remembering correctly. Funny that a guy who became noticed once he started doing gory horror films, ended his career with doing one that wasn't.

 

So yeah, Cat In The Brain is interesting, but I wouldn't call it his masterpiece.

 

I had forgotten that the latest Mechanic film was coming out this friday! Hopefully I'll get to see it soon.

 

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The B-Movie Festival in Cambridge was a great success.  Only one of the eleven films shown was a loser for me and the short films etc. were mostly good fun. 

 

Thomas 'The Dude Designs' Hodge was there and I spent a lot of time chatting with him. He is a genuinely nice guy and I saw lots of his work I didn't know of.  He has done a Day of the Dead piece for an upcoming German Blu-ray, which I think is really good. 

 

I really can't wait for next year; if it's anything like this year, i'm going to have a great time. 

 

As for my next marathon:

 

CON-AIR on 35mm
FACE/OFF on 35mm
VAMPIRE'S KISS on 35mm
SNAKE EYES on 35mm
WILD AT HEART on 35mm
THE ROCK on 35mm


NICOLAS CAGE-SPLOITATION
Saturday 24th September 21:00

 

 

I'd love to be able to see Con-Air, Face/Off, Snake Eyes, and The Rock again in a theater!

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My folks don't go to the theatre much anymore, but they are super hyped about Clint's new joint, so they might roll out for it. Between CURVE, SNIPER, JERSEY BOYS, and this, for them it is a Clint golden age.

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"Coming Soon on DVD and Blu-ray! Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) Gérard Depardieu & Sigourney Weaver"

 

 

I still have the Widescreen VHS in a box in my closet. It's a gorgeous film, so i'm tempted to upgrade.

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List Mania! In Celebration, My Top 10 Sir Ridley:

 

1. ALIEN (Theatrical)

2. THE DUELLISTS

3. BLADE RUNNER (Theatrical)

4. THE COUNSELOR (Director's Cut)

5. THELMA & LOUISE

6. BLACK RAIN

7.  THE MARTIAN (haven't seen DC yet)

8.  KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Director's Cut)

9.  MATCHSTICK MEN

10.  BLACK HAWK DOWN

 

Just outside my Favorites: GLADIATOR and ROBIN HOOD (Director's Cut)

 

Film I Stand Alone In My Appreciation For: G.I. JANE. It's his Tony Scott movie.

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1. Blade Runner (theatrical)

2. Alien

3. The Martian

4. Black Rain

5. Thelma & Louise

6. Black Hawk Down

7. Matchstick Men

8. Gladiator

9. American Gangster

10. Body of Lies (big distance between 9 and 10)

 

I actually haven't seen The Duellists, LegendSomeone to Watch Over Me1492, White SquallG.I. Jane, or any version of Kingdom of Heaven.

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Trust me, get on THE DUELLISTS. Stunning film.

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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

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I have to think hard on my Top 10, but I KNOW my Top 5:

 

1. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

2. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

3. INHERENT VICE

4.  ZODIAC

5. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

 

ok ... why not...

 

6. HUGO

7. MULHOLLAND DRIVE

8.. DJANGO UNCHAINED

9.  A SCANNER DARKLY

10. CHI-RAQ


Edited by Fat Elvis - 8/22/16 at 9:17pm
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I've decided that since modern film isn't rocking me, I'm going back into the past and watching some old-school [ -- WIDESCREEN -- ] classics.

Watching a documentary on Cinerama the other day, I was struck with what new films are missing.

Lots of modern movies appear in 2.35, be they Cinemascope or Super-35, but they don't take their time and let you really study a shot anymore. Too many cuts, too much shaky-cam. Old-school epic films were more relaxed and let the viewer really study the frames that the camera teams so lovingly photographed for our pleasure. So I'm going back to the past to study the big, beautiful wide pictures of the old days.

I'm compiling a quick rudimentary mega-WIDESCREEN list. Feel free to add to it as you like with any thing up to the year 1990, as anything after that I've probably already seen! And some below I have already seen but I'm itching to revisit. Here's the list so far...

 

THIS IS CINERAMA
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM 
THE ROBE
LADY AND THE TRAMP 
SLEEPING BEAUTY 
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
RIDE LONESOME
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
CARMEN JONES
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
FORBIDDEN PLANET
IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD 
BEN-HUR
RIVER OF NO RETURN
CLEOPATRA 
ICE STATION ZEBRA
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

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I'm compiling a quick rudimentary mega-WIDESCREEN list. Feel free to add to it as you like with any thing up to the year 1990, as anything after that I've probably already seen! And some below I have already seen but I'm itching to revisit. Here's the list so far...

 

THIS IS CINERAMA
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM 
THE ROBE
LADY AND THE TRAMP 
SLEEPING BEAUTY 
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
RIDE LONESOME
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
CARMEN JONES
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
FORBIDDEN PLANET
IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD 
BEN-HUR
RIVER OF NO RETURN
CLEOPATRA 
ICE STATION ZEBRA
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

 

 

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

THE GREAT ESCAPE

PLANET OF THE APES

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

THE ALAMO

RAINTREE COUNTY

THE GETAWAY

JEREMIAH JOHNSON

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

GRAND PRIX

VON RYAN'S EXPRESS

CIMARRON

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE

THE HUSTLER

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Best "modern" (1985-present) Cinemascope and/or 2.35 frame directors...

 

Steven Spielberg

John Carpenter

Martin Scorsese

Quentin Tarantino

John McTiernan

Paul Thomas Anderson

David Lynch

Brian De Palma

Clint Eastwood

Terence Malick

 

Runners Up: Michael Mann, Michael Cimino, George Miller, Johnnie To, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Peter Hyams, John Badham, Jackie Chan, Richard Donner, Blake Edwards


Edited by Engineer - 8/23/16 at 12:44am
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The B-Movie Festival in Cambridge was a great success.  Only one of the eleven films shown was a loser for me and the short films etc. were mostly good fun. 

 

I am glad you went to it and had a blast.

 

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So yeah, Cat In The Brain is interesting, but I wouldn't call it his masterpiece.

 

I could speculate if that nameless individual was being serious with his comment or even speculate on how many Fulci films he's actually seen, but I'll be nice and keep my mouth shut.

 

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"Coming Soon on DVD and Blu-ray! Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) Gérard Depardieu & Sigourney Weaver"

 

For shits and giggles I should watch that film and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery so I can compare and contrast the two. I know that neither lit the box office on fire but I hope I would find enjoyment out of both. If only Discovery would have been directed by George Cosmatos-as originally planned-and thus we would have had TIMOTHY DALTON as Columbus, which sounds pretty bitchin' to me.

 

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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

 

I saw that someone on Letterboxd created the list so everyone could view it there. It's about what I'd expect from a shitload of critics, both good and bad. Still, I can't complain; I probably should have seen more of the movies on the list than I actually have...

 

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I've decided that since modern film isn't rocking me

 

Oh, I understand the feeling. It was amusing to read that comment right after the list Fat Elvis posted, but I know what you're talking about. While there's plenty of worthwhile movies out there made in the 21st century, as the list made it clear, most of them are either foreign or were made by independent studios; what big budget Hollywood makes, that is pretty rotten for the most part. Wanting to see classic films again or for the first time-even if it's at home on your TV-is something I can relate to.

 

Tonight, what I saw was Mr. and Mrs. Smith. No, I did not see Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bicker with each other. Rather, it was on TCM so it means that I saw Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard bicker with each other. Yeah, it's the not so beloved 1941 Hitchcock film. I thought it was at least fine, but certainly not something great in the screwball genre like It Happened One Night or Bringing Up Baby. Montgomery, Lombard and Gene Raymond's talents are a big help. At least Hitch got to make something with his friend Carole; imagine her as a leading lady in one of his suspense classics; that would have been awesome.

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Is this the ultimate superhero movie?

 

Why Unbreakable remains the ultimate superhero movie

M Night Shyamalan’s understated 2000 drama is anathema to the box-office behemoths of today.

 

http://lwlies.com/articles/unbreakable-remains-ultimate-superhero-movie

 

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I don't know that but it's damn good take on superheroes and I'd say heroes in general, and manages to do it with very little action and a lot of characterisation and existentialism so it's right up my alley!

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An Awesome Thing I Was Reminded of Today: New Hill Coming Soon!

 

TIFF First Look: Michelle Rodriguez & Sigourney Weaver In Walter Hill’s ‘(Re)Assignment’

 

http://theplaylist.net/tiff-first-look-michelle-rodriguez-sigourney-weaver-walter-hills-reassignment-20160816/

 

 

"Previously known as “Tomboy,” the movie comes from the legendary Walter Hill (“The Warriors,” “48 Hrs.,” writer of “The Getaway“). Bringing together Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, the story follows an assassin who is turned into a woman, and sets out on a quest for revenge. “Face/Off” for a new generation? Let’s hope. Here’s the official synopsis:

 

A revenge tale about an ace assassin who is double-crossed by gangsters and a rogue plastic surgeon operating on the fringes of society. The story becomes a trail of self-discovery and redemption against a criminal mastermind opponent. "

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Speaking of widescreen (which I do often these days), it just occurred to me while having my morning coffee...  We haven't heard from Jan de Bont in a long while.

 

The man survived a lion mauling on the set of ROAR!, lensed some of the best-looking action films of my lifetime (DIE HARD, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, BLACK RAIN, BASIC INSTINCT), directed some great movies (SPEED, TWISTER), an underappreciated one (LARA CROFT, TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE), two not-great ones (THE HAUNTING, SPEED 2: CRUISE CONROL) and had one big project fall away (he was going to make the GODZILLA remake that eventually went to Emmerich)... but his name was, and is, one that I'm always happy to see involved in a production.

 

In 2012 it seems he shot a film called THERE IS NO PLANE TO ZAGREB in the Netherlands (will have to Google that).  A film that he was going to direct in 2012/2013, a remake of FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE, didn't seem to end up happening.  And in 2015, he hosted a Master Class at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, but nothing much that I can find in the last ten years.  We miss you, Jan!

 

Edit:  He spoke at the New York Film Academy in April, 2016!  Welcome back and be well!

 

 


Edited by Engineer - 8/23/16 at 9:54am
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Rest in peace, Steven Hill.  He had a long and storied career, and I first noticed him as the opportunist DA in LEGAL EAGLES, and later in RAW DEAL, BILLY BATHGATE and THE FIRM.  

 

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Highlander: The Series is one of my favorite series.

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/highlander-the-series/42720/highlander-the-series-and-why-you-should-watch-it#ixzz4HQKPyVqH

 

I loved this show when I was a kid. I tried watching it again a few years ago but lost interest part way through season one, I've been thinking of giving it another shot though since I have fond memories of it.

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Amazon doing a The Departed TV Show. Which of The Infernal Affairs films is your favorite?

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An Awesome Thing I Was Reminded of Today: New Hill Coming Soon!

 

People are starting to find out about the movie, and as I knew all along there's a segment who is real unhappy about its plot. I will not talk about if I agree with those people or not; I'll just say I know it'll get more heated until the film finally comes out.

 

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Speaking of widescreen (which I do often these days), it just occurred to me while having my morning coffee...  We haven't heard from Jan de Bont in a long while.

 

That is true; I am glad he's still around, at least.

 

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Rest in peace, Steven Hill.

 

Indeed. I haven't seen him in much but he was a "that guy" for me.

 

Today I did my one big activity for the day; I went w/ someone to a Logan's Roadhouse for dinner. The one closest to me closed down, but considering that the chain is about to enter bankruptcy, at least there's still a few open around Orlando; my meal was fine but the person I was with loved the half rack of ribs they got.

 

EDIT: As an aside, via Twitter I know that two cheesy movies came out on this day in the past: Godzilla 1985 and Showdown in Little Tokyo; while I wish both could be on Blu, I am glad that in a few weeks The Return of Godzilla will be out in that format in the U.S. as it's definitely better than how New World used the footage to create 1985.

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Originally Posted by felix View Post

Amazon doing a The Departed TV Show. Which of The Infernal Affairs films is your favorite?

 

It'd be tough for me to separate them as I kind of consider them one long film.  Interesting concept for a show, though.  Sort of glad the proposed THE DEPARTED prequels and sequels from William Monahan didn't end up happening.  There was a plan for that and a Boston-set remake of CONFESSIONS OF PAIN, which was also a Hong Kong film by Lau and Mak.

 

 

Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post

That is true; I am glad he's still around, at least.

 

Yeah, I like his work.  It'd be great to get something like a Marvel movie with his sense of cinematography.  Could be something really special.  

 

Picked up two more widescreen classics on LD today for cheap.  Who knows when I'll get around to actually seeing these things...

 

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

I have to think hard on my Top 10, but I KNOW my Top 5:

 

1. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

2. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

3. INHERENT VICE

4.  ZODIAC

5. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

 

ok ... why not...

 

6. HUGO

7. MULHOLLAND DRIVE

8.. DJANGO UNCHAINED

9.  A SCANNER DARKLY

10. CHI-RAQ

 

1. No Country for Old Men

2. Mad Max: Fury Road

3. Django Unchained

4. Drive

5. Inglourious Basterds

6. The Dark Knight

7. The Departed

8. Sideways

9. Her

10. The Royal Tenenbaums

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Glanced over at Jox's site and saw that this is a huge anniversary. On this day 25 years ago...

 

 

If you were lucky enough to catch it on one of the 140 screens it was released on then I salute you.

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Glanced over at Jox's site and saw that this is a huge anniversary. On this day 25 years ago...

 

 

If you were lucky enough to catch it on one of the 140 screens it was released on then I salute you.

 

Awesome. I still need that Blu-ray.

 

Molt, you ever listen to Stack of Dimes? They're a podcast that often relies on references to the sort of stuff we all enjoy, and Little Tokyo has a lot of love from them. Their episodes where they focus on specific years are great. One of them recounts a fleeting glimpse of Excessive Force at a first-run theater! They've also interviewed Albert Pyun and Jeff Wincott.

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Idris Elba training to be a Pro Kickboxer

http://www.avclub.com/article/idris-elba-training-become-professional-kickboxer-241572

 

Quote:
The series is called Idris Elba: Fighter, and it’s being produced by Discovery Networks International, which was also behind his car show Idris Elba: No Limits. According to the Deadline story, Fighter will be “intimate” and offer “a window onto Elba the man, rather than the actor/star.” Of course, Elba will be receiving all of the benefits that an actor/star of his caliber would expect, including “mentoring from former world champions, trainers, and coaches” as well as an opportunity to “travel the world to incorporate unorthodox methods and regimens to increase his chances for the main event.”
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post
 

Molt, you ever listen to Stack of Dimes? They're a podcast that often relies on references to the sort of stuff we all enjoy, and Little Tokyo has a lot of love from them. Their episodes where they focus on specific years are great. One of them recounts a fleeting glimpse of Excessive Force at a first-run theater! They've also interviewed Albert Pyun and Jeff Wincott.

 

Haven't listened to the podcast but EXCESSIVE FORCE definitely got a first-run push from New Line, no doubt hoping Griffith could be their own in-house Seagal. Wasn't meant to be. Fine film though. Helluva supporting cast.

 

With New Line essentially swallowed up by Warner it stinks that so many of their films are gonna likely languish without a blu ray release. EXCESSIVE FORCE, DEEP COVER, THE HIDDEN, LAWNMOWER MAN 2, SURVIVING THE GAME, etc.

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The Mr. Peel look at John Frankenheimer's THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, 20 years old today

 

http://mrpeelsardineliqueur.blogspot.com/2011/08/far-in-back-of-my-mind.html

 

"There I was, back in May 2002, alone with John Frankenheimer interviewing the man in his living room. It’s not necessary to say how nervous I was beforehand—this was, after all, the director of BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, SECONDS, GRAND PRIX, FRENCH CONNECTION II, BLACK SUNDAY, along with many others—but as much as I had prepared, as much as I had to ask him, there were a few topics that I wasn’t sure if I should even try bringing up. Since part of the interview was covering the role of politics in his career he didn’t hesitate to mention Bobby Kennedy, a friend who he had actually driven to the Ambassador on the night he was assassinated. But there was also a film he had made just a few years earlier that even then had achieved a certain kind of notoriety and I was hesitant to go there. As things turned out, I didn’t have much to worry about. Throughout our talk the man couldn’t have been more gracious with me and then there came a point late in the interview when he was talking about a wide, general range of topics having to do with the film industry, talking about how hard it is, how you have to persevere and then out of nowhere he stated (I’m writing this entirely from the vivid memory of the moment which has always stayed with me), “…and I honestly have to say that making THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU was the most horrendous experience of my life. Any time, anywhere. I felt lost. I felt totally, totally lost. There was a point in the middle of making that movie where we had no script. And we didn’t know what was going to happen. Who was going to take over the island or anything. But I brought a writer over to work on it and somehow I got through it. I may have ruined it, but I got through it.” At that point I removed my jaw from the floor, picked it up and muttered something like, “I would imagine that any questions about that movie you just wouldn’t want to get into.” To which he replied, “Well, you just couldn’t print it. But you want to come back up here again sometime, we’ll do it for the time capsule.” Frankenheimer died two months later. Damn it, I would have loved that interview. He seemed like an amazing man. "
 

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Twitter Truth: "I'm over here crying to the ending of undisputed 2 ."

 

Michael Jai White: "Don't feel bad. At the premiere, Jim Brown cried at the end too. Ain't nobody harder than Jim Brown!"

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