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Okay. It'll only be released here in Singapore this August.

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Thinking about going to see the midnight show of NEAR DARK on the big screen... Not my favorite vampire movie, but after a typically shitty day at work I might be in just the right mood for something dusty and grizzly. I'd love to freak my boss out with my Bill Paxton impression but I'm afraid he'd have a heart attack and die right there
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Made it. Next week looks promising too!
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That Christ Pratt Sudden Death song is all kinds of awesome.

 

Went to the annual Comic Con that has been happening here since 2013 (though hilariously they only seem to recognize it starting in 2014, since the one in 2013 was terribly small. As well as their guests of "note" being a bunch of C and D listers from the Twilight films). They had some people of note like bizarrely enough, Dennis Rodman, Sean Patrick Flanery, Lita, and ERIK ESTRADA. Ray Park was there as well, but I met him several years ago, and his price has actually gone up quite a bit, so I'm glad I met him back in 2014. Like last year and the year before, I didn't go crazy with spending. I didn't get any celebrity autographs, save for meeting the guy who directed the Death Of Superman Lives, What Happened? documentary. I bought it from him on blu-ray, as just coincidentally either yesterday or the day before I was on the official site for the movie and checking out the price on it and it being $37.99 after shipping, buying it from him for $30 was a no brainer. I got a few comics, including the Marvel adaptations of Conan The Barbarian and Conan The Destroyer. While getting those movie adaptations, something quite funny happened. The old man said off to the side "Aren't you supposed to be signing autographs?" I turn off to my side, and see JOEY FATONE flanked by two girls. He laughed and chatted it up with the guy for a minute, and during that brief time I turned to him and said "I loved Dead 7! It was great!" and he said thanks and smiled. So yeah. I met Joey Fatone.

 

I also stopped off at Best Buy and picked up the lone copy of the Phantasm set that was there. As well as getting some delicious Italian food from the Macaroni Grill. To cap the night off, I've been watching 11.22.63 since I got it yesterday in the mail. Great stuff so far.

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I know I have the content to fil one, not sure it would attract enough readers but if not it's planned as a chapter in a larger one on D in any case... Now if only I could beat time!

 

No matter what you do, I'll be fine with it. We all can understand, as all of us feel that we don't have enough time to do everything that we want to.

 

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Made it. Next week looks promising too!

 

Excellent. I went to a midnight screening myself (more on that in a moment), and because there was a Q&A afterwards, I did not make it back home until after 2:30 AM. Nothing will ever beat the time in 2012 when I saw the three Nolan Batman movies in a row on an IMAX screen and I ended up back at the crib at almost 4 AM. And I didn't even like The Dark Knight Rises, so that was an exhausting day all around.

 

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That Christ Pratt Sudden Death song is all kinds of awesome.

 

CHRIST PRATT, that was a funny spelling error, as I know Pratt has had many fans for awhile now. I am glad you had a good time at your local comic con today. The one in Orlando (MEGACON) isn't for a few weeks yet.

 

What I did tonight was go to the Florida Film Festival, in a suburb of Orlando. I have only gone to it a few times in all the years I've been here. It's not the shortest drive for me and considering that tonight I had to deal with a not so nice employee and bad traffic (yes, even at 2AM I had cretins bowing up to me and trying to start shit while I was simply trying to drive home), I realized it's perhaps a good thing I haven't been there more often. A shame, but it's true. I got a ticket for a movie tomorrow night I am really looking forward to-you'll have to wait until then for me to say what it was-and I also saw a movie entirely appropriate for a midnight showing: 68 Kill.

 

It just started making the festival circuit. It's a very sleazy yet very entertaining movie about a bunch of scummy people in Louisiana and what happens when someone tries to steal $68,000 dollars. It features Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord, Alisha Boe of 13 Reasons Why fame and Sheila Vand, who I best know for being the girl in that pretentious dreck known as A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. It was written and directed by Trent Haaga; I haven't seen Cheap Thrills or Deadgirl, but the film is exactly what you'd expect from someone who started his career off at Troma and wrote Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.

 

I should mention that AnnaLynne McCord was actually there in person, and did a short Q&A afterwards. It was a standard Q&A but it was interesting to hear her talk about the movie. I know what some will think... she is not a woman that I have lusted after like I have with certain actresses. Still, she definitely is not unattractive. But honestly, her performance was awesome. It's the sort of movie where the female characters are strong and the guys are real wimps; I now know that I should see more of her films, including Gutshot Straight, where she got to costar with Seagal and his character PAULIE TRUNKS.

 

I won't give away anything about the movie except that it has plenty of foul language, sex, violence, nudity, drugs... and a scene where someone COMBS THEIR HAIR, because of course. I imagine that it's the sort of movie Fat Elvis would see, and I also imagine he would greatly appreciate McCord's performance.

 

One last thing: as I left and walked back to the car I heard an all time legendary statement, one that I know people here will love. Last night there was a secret midnight screening, which I did not attend. I later heard it was a movie called Assholes, which I knew of previously because of discussion on Letterboxd; from what I hear it's as repellant and unpleasant a film as you can possibly have... it's a grossout comedy about two New York City assholes who relapse on drugs and it is something I never want to see as it sounds like the type of indy film that gives them all a bad name, you know. Well, someone there tonight was there the night before, and he was talking about it to someone who didn't have the "pleasure" of seeing Assholes. This guy said that Assholes was the worst movie he had ever watched... even worse than Disorderlies! I can safely say I never thought I'd hear those two films compared. At least The Fat Boys and Ralph Bellamy can rest easy tonight.

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I know I have the content to fil one, not sure it would attract enough readers but if not it's planned as a chapter in a larger one on D in any case... Now if only I could beat time!

 

I also would buy it if you write it.Okay, not the french version.

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If that had been all up to me there would have been no French version of my PUNISHER book... ;)

(at least not at first anyway)

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As well as getting some delicious Italian food from the Macaroni Grill. To cap the night off, I've been watching 11.22.63 since I got it yesterday in the mail. Great stuff so far.

I just started watching this on Hulu.

 

Seems like some interesting stuff is going to happen here, and that Chris Cooper was hiding something about the ppl that kept saying "You don't belong here".

 

I also wonder is time traveling is what got Cooper sick.

 

I'm interested to see how this show develops.

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I just started watching this on Hulu.

 

Seems like some interesting stuff is going to happen here, and that Chris Cooper was hiding something about the ppl that kept saying "You don't belong here".

 

I also wonder is time traveling is what got Cooper sick.

 

I'm interested to see how this show develops.

 

 

A lot of this gets answered as it goes on, and some of it is (thus far) left vague. I actually just started up the last episode just now. Most episodes are a little less than an hour too, so this can be watched over a few days. I'm really liking it. The angle they worked in about time "pushing back"  is interesting. Especially during the opening of the final episode where it tries to keep Franco from achieving his mission. The miniseries definitely has the feel of an extended Outer Limits episode, but that's not a knock on it. It's definitely a lot more intriguing than I thought it would be.

 

I also like that they used a wider aspect ratio for it. More like a theatrical aspect ratio. Tv shows have been doing this for some time now where they use theatrical aspect ratios for episodes, or flashbacks in episodes to differentiate from the present, and with how much quality there is on tv now, that's a good thing.

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Thinking about going to see the midnight show of NEAR DARK on the big screen... Not my favorite vampire movie, but after a typically shitty day at work I might be in just the right mood for something dusty and grizzly. I'd love to freak my boss out with my Bill Paxton impression but I'm afraid he'd have a heart attack and die right there

 

How did it play for you on big screen and with an audience/

 

And whooooooa on BODY DOUBLE! That will be awesome.

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(Via New Bev) "Stuck in the Elevator with the Reservoir Dogs"

 

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

How did it play for you on big screen and with an audience/

And whooooooa on BODY DOUBLE! That will be awesome.

 

Played well, I thought.  They showed it on 35mm and I liked it much more this time than my last viewing. There was one girl who laughed a few times at places that didn't really call for it but the audience was 90-95% into it.  BODY DOUBLE plays next week and the next night is DRESSED TO KILL.  Coming up after that is ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THEY LIVE, BRONSON, DRIVE, THE LOST BOYS, EVIL DEAD 2, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET III, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, PAN'S LABYRINTH, ROBOCOP, PREDATOR, LETHAL WEAPON, FULL METAL JACKET, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, WILLOW...  Some were actually requests of mine, so I'm very grateful to see them coming up.  Someone over there kicks much ass.

 

Still no CHRISTINE yet, but I hold out hope for Halloween.

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Finished up 11.22.63 earlier. Really great miniseries worth checking out. I read the breakdown of the novel on Wikipedia and they did change quite a few things. Most notably the whole deal with the "Yellow card man." Still, as he is in the miniseries, particularly in the last two episodes, Kevin J. O'Connor does a great job with him.

 

Right now I'm watching The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? on the blu-ray I bought yesterday at the comic con from the director himself, Jon Schnepp. I'm really liking this as much as I was expecting to. It's a fascinating look at what would at the least, have been a visually interesting take on Superman.

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Damn, ROBOCOP, PREDATOR, LETHAL WEAPON on the big screen again would be sweet!

Since it was a dark and stormy day, I stayed in and saw a couple of movies. First was QUEEN OF THE DAMNED on Instant. Not very good but has a nice production design. I read a few of the books but can't say I was a big fan.

Next up was my recently acquired DVD of END OF WATCH. While I think THE SHIELD did this sort of thing better, I still thought it was pretty good. Not really a fan of the video camera filming style but at least they weren't married to it as we get a few aerial and wide shots. The best thing about the movie was the rapport between the two leads.
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Since it was a dark and stormy day, I stayed in and saw a couple of movies. First was QUEEN OF THE DAMNED on Instant. Not very good but has a nice production design. I read a few of the books but can't say I was a big fan.

 

QUEEN OF THE DAMMED only has a superficial resemblance to the book (Not that i am a fan of Anne Rice in the first place).

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This gets released next week. Not sure if i should spend money on it.

 

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"Drafthouse also expands to New Jersey. They decide opening night should be marathon fest honoring hometown hero Bruce Willis. They reach out to renowned B Action/ 80's cinema connoisseur Hunter Tarantino- also a local boy - to /curate this all day marathon - a line up consisting of 5 films with an after midnight bonus finale. Bruce Willis, in good spirits after recently announced sequel to UNBREAKABLE, agrees to show up and introduce the mystery films picked and even bartend in lounge between screenings! Ownership assures HT no expense will be spared to acquire necessary print of any selected film. Willis' only stipulation is to insist he perform a few songs as warm up before midnight show."

 

Opening: Mr. HT welcomes everyone to the gathering, introduces Bruce Willis and his band, and trades New Jersey stories with Mr. Willis. Alongside five films, clips of the legend's career, including cameos, talk show appearances (like his frequent stops to David Letterman), music videos, and early roles. Danny Aiello appears for a brief duet during the concert.

 

Trailers: Last Man StandingDie Hard 2Beavis and Butt-head Do America

 

Film 1 - Action Hero: The Last Boy Scout

 

Trailers: 12 MonkeysArmageddonThe Fifth Element

 

Film 2 - Science Fiction: Looper

 

Trailers: The Bonfire of the VanitiesNobody's FoolSin City

 

Film 3 - Bruce Willis, Supporting Player: Pulp Fiction

 

Trailers: The Sixth SenseSplitGlass (exclusive first look introduced by special guest M. Night Shyamalan)

 

Film 4 - From the Mind of M. Night Shyamalan: Unbreakable

 

Trailers: Blind DateHudson HawkNational Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

 

Film 5 - The Classic: Die Hard

 

The film begins after HT jokingly introduces the film as Look Who's Talking.

 

Super Secret Surprise Sixth Bonus Movie - The Encore That Won't Keep You in Seats for Too Long: The Return of Bruno

 

All films presented in 35mm.


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BODY DOUBLE plays next week and the next night is DRESSED TO KILL.  Coming up after that is ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THEY LIVE, BRONSON, DRIVE, THE LOST BOYS, EVIL DEAD 2, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET III, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, PAN'S LABYRINTH, ROBOCOP, PREDATOR, LETHAL WEAPON, FULL METAL JACKET, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, WILLOW...  Some were actually requests of mine, so I'm very grateful to see them coming up.  Someone over there kicks much ass.

 

Holy shit. I wish I could be living in Boston for the next few months.

 

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This gets released next week. Not sure if i should spend money on it.

 

I have no idea. I know so little about it despite the cast and the director being Michael Apted. It doesn't even come out in the United States for a few months. 

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Played well, I thought.  They showed it on 35mm and I liked it much more this time than my last viewing. There was one girl who laughed a few times at places that didn't really call for it but the audience was 90-95% into it.  BODY DOUBLE plays next week and the next night is DRESSED TO KILL.  Coming up after that is ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THEY LIVE, BRONSON, DRIVE, THE LOST BOYS, EVIL DEAD 2, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET III, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, PAN'S LABYRINTH, ROBOCOP, PREDATOR, LETHAL WEAPON, FULL METAL JACKET, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, WILLOW...  Some were actually requests of mine, so I'm very grateful to see them coming up.  Someone over there kicks much ass.

 

Still no CHRISTINE yet, but I hold out hope for Halloween.

 

What is the name of this majestic place!?

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

What is the name of this majestic place!?

 

The Coolidge Corner Theatre.  Sort of Boston's version of the New Beverly but without local to the industry contacts.  Several notable performers and filmmakers have appeared here though, including Jane Fonda, Viggo Mortensen, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Don Hertzfeldt, Jeremy Thomas, Rob Reiner, Meryl Streep, Zhang Yimou, Vittorio Storaro and, yes, several times even Tommy Wiseau.     http://www.coolidge.org/about/us

 

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Opening: Mr. HT welcomes everyone to the gathering, introduces Bruce Willis and his band, and trades New Jersey stories with Mr. Willis. Alongside five films, clips of the legend's career, including cameos, talk show appearances (like his frequent stops to David Letterman), music videos, and early roles. Danny Aiello appears for a brief duet during the concert.

 

Trailers: Last Man StandingDie Hard 2Beavis and Butt-head Do America

 

Film 1 - Action Hero: The Last Boy Scout

 

Trailers: 12 MonkeysArmageddonThe Fifth Element

 

Film 2 - Science Fiction: Looper

 

Trailers: The Bonfire of the VanitiesNobody's FoolSin City

 

Film 3 - Bruce Willis, Supporting Player: Pulp Fiction

 

Trailers: The Sixth SenseSplitGlass (exclusive first look introduced by special guest M. Night Shyamalan)

 

Film 4 - From the Mind of M. Night Shyamalan: Unbreakable

 

Trailers: Blind DateHudson HawkNational Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

 

Film 5 - The Classic: Die Hard

 

The film begins after HT jokingly introduces the film as Look Who's Talking.

 

Super Secret Surprise Sixth Bonus Movie - The Encore That Won't Keep You in Seats for Too Long: The Return of Bruno

 

All films presented in 35mm.

 

Bruce looks over at HT after the last show ...

 

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If they can bring back Zima, they can bring back Seagram's Golden Wine Coolers!
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Just finished my first-time viewing of THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE (1976, YouTube).  Really liked it.  An outstandingly small-scale story well-told, it's masterly performed by Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen with some terrific locations and supporting players.  The YouTube version I saw was incorrectly cropped and had a weird audio echo effect but these things didn't really deter my enjoyment so much. That's how good it is. 

 

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Jodie had a helluva '76.

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MEAN DREAMS - Bill Paxton's last film. A rural South drama/ Thriller that is in same vein as MUD, JOE, and COP CAR. It starts off as a sweet teenage story between the new girl in town and her farm boy neighbor. However, things take a turn towards the sinister when it turns out her cop dad Paxton isn't just an overprotective father trying to keep them apart, but a dangerous criminal/ drug dealer. The boy witnesses a nighttime deal go bad as Paxton rips off and kills a group of bikers. Seeing a chance to get his girlfriend away from Paxton, the kid sneaks away with the money, and the desperate lovers run away together - the only plan to make it to the ocean. It won't be easy because Paxton and his partner are chasing after them.

 

Verdict: totally my kind of movie.  The young performers are really good and carry the story, but Paxton is especially fantastic. He oozes menace,  yet mixed with enough charm to be believable the psychological hold he has on his daughter. It's a subtly powerful depiction of pull of family in an abusive relationship. A solid rental.

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I was reading up about the new Tom Hanks film that flopped, The Circle, and Bill Paxton is in there as Emma Watson's character's Dad. I didn't even know he was in it. Seems like Mean Dreams is a more fitting movie curtain call for him, and then there's still Training Day which has about 4 or 5 more episodes left. We've got a little more new Paxton coming our way, and it's still shitty that that's all we'll have.

 

Revisiting Cowboys And Aliens right now. Yet another "I haven't seen this in x amount of years" film from my own library of films. This one has 6 years since I've seen it, as I last saw it when I bought the blu in 2011. I remember seeing it at the theater also and having a good time with it. I'd forgotten that Goggins was in it in a more minor role than he'd have if it was made now. It's still a great bit of fun. I was reading that critics didn't like it having a "non-ironic" tone. Shows how much they know. Had they camped it up, it wouldn't have worked as well, and playing it straight with a few bits of comedy here and there was the right thing to do.

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Just finished my first-time viewing of THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE (1976, YouTube).  Really liked it.  

 

Awesome. Hopefully you can see it one day in a proper format so you can get the proper viewing experience.

 

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I was reading up about the new Tom Hanks film that flopped, The Circle, and Bill Paxton is in there as Emma Watson's character's Dad. I didn't even know he was in it. Seems like Mean Dreams is a more fitting movie curtain call for him

 

Wow, The Circle probably won't even make 10 million bucks by Sunday night. Then again, when you have a Cimemascore of D+, no wonder. Like I had heard before, the movie is apparently quite bad. Mean Dreams is definitely a more proper sendoff for Paxton.

 

Although I do have to mention a spoiler I heard about him in The Circle:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
In the film he has M.S., which is definitely awkward now after his death. However, there is a scene where he is given a PENIS PUMP so he and his wife can have sex.

 

As for what I went and saw tonight at the Florida Film Festival, it was something incredible. It relates to what I wrote March of last year:

 

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Speaking of cheesy fun, what a film I watched tonight. A few months ago, a trailer was posted here for something known as UGANDAN EXPENDABLES and I laughed when I saw it was from the people that gave us Who Killed Captain Alex?, a film from a few years ago that I had heard about before. It's been on sites like YouTube for free (legally, at that) for awhile now and yet it wasn't until tonight that I finally watched all 64 minutes of WKCA and wow is it ever entertaining.

 

It's a standard story about law enforcement (led by the titular Captain Alex) doing battle with a gang known as Tiger Mafia; their leader is hilariously known as Richard. Things happen, Richard's brother is captured, which really angers Richard, the killing of the Captain happens... and the movie admits at the end that they never tell you who did the deed... it's one of apparently many no-budget movies that a group of people in Uganda have been doing for almost a decade now and this is the one that become well-known.

 

There are actually CGI effects and I don't even know if you can say "they are as good as Birdemic" yet that is part of its charm, seeing all those action scenes where there is either martial arts or fake flashes/smoke from gunfire or graphics so bad they're hilarious. For some reason, among the music stolen is a panpipes version of Kiss from a Rose and a piano cover of ABBA's Mamma Mia... it doesn't even make sense in context of the movie. The story's nonsense yet it all is so entertaining; there is even a "Video Jockey" who throughout makes comments about the film in English, even though the movie has English subtitles. He even clowns on the film at times, and it manages not to be annoying. Also, there's some greatly amusing dialogue, especially when someone is insulted when they are called a DIARRHEA SQUIRT. What a motion picture this is and I definitely want to see Ugandan Expendables once it comes out.

 

As far as I can tell, UGANDAN EXPENDABLES has not officially been made yet. But another movie from Wakaliwood (as that scene is known as) and director Nabwana I.G.G. was played, and this was only the second U.S. festival that Bad Black has played, after Fantastic Fest. I don't know about the screening last night, but the one tonight did not have the best attendance and that is really shitty... I mean, someone in the movie (Alan Hofmanis) was in attendance. What a story he had: he lived in New York City until he saw the Captain Alex trailer online. He was so curious he flew to Uganda and he's stayed there ever since, assisting in the production of all the movies made in Wakaliwood... although Nabwana still is the mastermind of everything as multiple films are made at the same time.

 

I don't want to give much away about the batshit insanity that is Bad Black; the opening scene is on YouTube and it does play into the rest of the movie (in a way) but it mainly tells a few different stories that are all connected together in only 68 minutes. There is a character named Bad Black, the universal struggle of the rich vs. the poor, and an American doctor (Hofmanis) who hangs out with a child named... WESLEY SNIPES. There are also melodramatic moments, and great moments involving children. Like with Captain Alex there are English subtitles but there is a VJ (EMMIE) who offers comments throughout. That concept has been a thing in Uganda for years; when Hollywood movies were shown back in the day, a VJ wouldn't know what the dialogue was either but he would make shit up to fill in the blanks between the action scenes that everyone could understand. They are actually presenting the movie around the world with each location having a few local comments added in; the crowd was small but enthusiastic and of course they loved it when Florida was mentioned.

 

As they've been making movies for years now and more locals are involved, it's technically better made... but the important thing is that it's still an absolute blast to watch, seeing all those action scenes and martial arts moments, not to mention all the crazy moments better seen than described. The important thing to note is that those people love the same sorts of films that we do; plenty of times, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Van Damme and Willis were mentioned. An immortal line was spoken by a stoned character; it was, "Stallone should fight a crocodile!" FUCK YES to that idea, by the way.

 

Between what he said beforehand and the Q&A afterwards, it was great hearing Hofmanis talk about the movie-making process there. The actors in the films would make their own props and provide their own clothing, for example. As for the music in Captain Alex, I.G.G. had no idea he was using covers of popular songs. It's quite remarkable how all those films were made in a small poor neighborhood which sometimes goes days without electricity. I can say that no one should feel bad about laughing at those Wakaliwood movies... as the locals laugh far harder at it. I am quite glad that the Kickstarter they did recently was a gigantic success as it means that this can continue to be a thing and people who love the awesome action films of old can try to do their version of it as they love movies in general. I do know that they also dabble in the horror genre, and hopefully one day those can be seen too.

 

Another great moment was in the lobby; there was a merchandise table. Along with actual props and a few incredible hand-painted posters (which of course weren't for sale), you could purchase some items. For only 10 bucks I got a DVD of Captain Alex (it was the only film they had; then again I did not have much cash so even if they had others, I couldn't go hog-wild there), some stickers and hand-sewn patches. As cool as the one for Wakaliwood Uganda was, I know we would all love the one that said YOU SON OF A BITCH and yes, the expected image from one of our all time favorites was below it. Like I said, they love the same flicks that we do.

 

I was greatly looking forward to this ever since I discovered a few weeks ago I could watch Wakaliwood on the big screen, and the entire experience exceeded my expectations. Needless to say, if you can see it at a festival, I give it my highest recommendation. Tomorrow night I have to make an airport run; what a weekend for me.

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Just finished my first-time viewing of THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE (1976, YouTube).  Really liked it.  An outstandingly small-scale story well-told, it's masterly performed by Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen with some terrific locations and supporting players.  The YouTube version I saw was incorrectly cropped and had a weird audio echo effect but these things didn't really deter my enjoyment so much. That's how good it is. 

 


I had read the book a long time ago, really liked it, and saw the film years later on TV so my expectations were high and I was disappointed. Wouldn't mind revisiting it in a proper HD version.

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Currently sciencing at Boston's Museum of Science. Expect some geeking out over the course of the day.


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The Perfect Weapon, that sounds like quite an experience! Hopefully we will all be able to see these films someday either on disc or streaming.
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Furious 8 just passed 1 Billion worldwide.

 

That'll buy Diesel another XXX. Or another Riddick at least.


Edited by felix - 4/30/17 at 3:11pm
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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2017/04/underrated-87-joseph-gibson.html

 

EASTERN CONDORS (1987; Sammo Hung)
 

"Here's where I have to qualify my categorizing this movie as "underrated," since I have never actually met anyone who doesn't like this movie. Sammo Hung directs and stars in his own men on a mission Vietnam pulse-quickener, and it's even better than that sounds - light on comedy unlike a lot of Sammo's other work up to that point, and heavy on intense, sometimes full-contact fights and stunts. This is one of those movies I'm going to wish on my deathbed that I spent more time watching."

 

ENEMY TERRITORY (1987; Peter Manoogian)
 

"I saw this one at Weird Wednesday, and I'm sure I'm not the only person to put it on their '87 list, but whatever. I'd like to focus my time/space here on Tony Todd, who plays one of the all-time great bad guys with such infectious relish that it almost (scratch that) definitely seems unfair to the protagonists."

 

A RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT (1987; Larry Cohen)
 

"Larry Cohen! I've been evangelizing for Number One Larry for what feels like 10-15 years now on this blog, but this movie is underrated even within the Larry Cohen canon, aka the Cohon. People HATE this movie, I suppose because the movie it's nominally a sequel to is so beloved, and this has next to nothing to do with any of it. What it is, though, is like thick, creamy lifeblood for Larry Cohen converts, riffing as it does on virtually every aspect of the "American vampire" concept he's working with here. Sam Fuller plays a Nazi killer, and he's great, but don't sleep on Andrew Duggan, who gets to deliver the line "VAMPARS" decades before True Blood."

 

BEST SELLER (1987; John Flynn)
 

"This is another Cohen movie, although he just scripted. Unlike some of the other films made from his screenplays, it actually feels like a Cohen movie, a toxic love letter to capitalism and the unique pleasures and dangers of selling out. James Woods plays one of his patented supercreeps, and Brian Dennehy is his unwitting buddy, in the generic sense."

 

DEADLY ILLUSION (1987; Larry Cohen)
 

"That damn Joe Gibson had four Larry Cohen movies on his list of underrated 1987 releases, what the hell is his problem? NOT! SO! This is really only half a Cohen, since he got fired and they brought in some other guy to finish. What can be said about this movie? Billy Dee Williams plays an unlicensed private dick named (one sec, I want to confirm the spelling) Hamberger. As fellow Rupert Pupkin Speaks contributor Ira Brooker used to say ... if you need more than that, we're very different people."

 

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2017/04/underrated-87-cinemonster.html

 

Five Corners (1987; Tony Bill)
 

"Great gritty 60’s New York crime ensemble from a sharp John Patrick Shanley script, is highlighted by a great young up-and-coming-cast (Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins, John Tururro). Directed by Tony Bill (My Bodyguard, Crazy People), the film takes place during the first 2 days after Turturro is released from prison for the attempted rape of Foster. As young as they were, very easy to recognize that you were watching stars. "

 

Real Men (1987; Dennis Feldman)
 

"Ludacris buddy farce showcases Jim Belushi’s deadpan and John Ritter’s amazing physical comedy. Great whimsical score from Miles Goodman (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and wonderful cinematography from John Alonzo. Occasional shades of Hitchcock. Too easily dismissed on release and too quickly forgotten. Man, Ritter was good"

 

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Real Men is wayyy too underrated.
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Today I watched a movie I had never even heard of, the 1986 film HUNTER'S BLOOD, which is kind of a low-rent DELIVERANCE or SOUTHERN COMFORT. A group of wealthy big city guys (including Clu Gulager and Joey Travolta) decide to go deer hunting in the wilds of Northwest Arkansas and run afoul of a group of hillbilly poachers (one played by Billy Drago!). It's actually much better than I expected with decent acting and production values. The version I saw is on YouTube and it's not the best quality, probably a VHS rip. Recommended​ for fans of back-woods survival flicks. Also, look fast for Billy Bob Thornton in a small part.
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HUNTER'S BLOOD was one of the first movies I talked about after joining the Thread:

 

Picked up another hard to find (not on DVD) title yesterday, and watched it when insomnia kicked in. HUNTER'S BLOOD.

I love DELIVERENCE, and have a weakness for some of the inspired bys/or rip-offs. Rented, hoping for something like SOUTHERN COMFORT, but what I got was B-movie sleaze.

 

( At two in the morning wasn't complaining)

The plot is a bunch of southern city folk-led by Clu Gulager, and including Sam Bottoms and Joey Travolta(!!!!)-- go deep into the boonies on a hunting trip. (Does that ever end well?) Well, first they meet some shifty white trash in a bar. (Travolta tries to hit up some barfly by claiming he knows Bruce Springsteen-Ahhhh! The 80's!) Things don't go as planned; they have to fight their way out and escape.

Once deep in the woods they meet some more shit-kickin' trouble makers (and illegal poachers!) led by Molt's boy, Billy Drago.

The shit soon hits the fan. People die, and the chase is on.

The rest is a blur. Kim Delaney shows up, and I think she's raped. If I recall, it all comes down to Sam Bottoms having to save the day.

In conclusion: Not a classic, or even a particularly good movie--but worth a look if you can find it.

 

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The Perfect Weapon, that sounds like quite an experience! Hopefully we will all be able to see these films someday either on disc or streaming.

 

Oh God that'd be great. If I could see another one of their movies on the big screen that'd be even better.

 

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Furious 8 just passed 1 Billion worldwide.

 

That'll buy Diesel another XXX. Or another Riddick at least.

 

I know that the latest XXX made a lot of money outside the United States so I wouldn't be surprised if they make another one, which would make me happy.

 

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

I am not sure if I buy the author's insistence that even some Prince fans don't know about the Sign o' the Times movie, but alright then.

 

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

Five Corners is a movie that I had never heard of before. I wish it was easier to track down.

 

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Today I watched a movie I had never even heard of, the 1986 film HUNTER'S BLOOD, which is kind of a low-rent DELIVERANCE or SOUTHERN COMFORT. 

 

That sounds like trashy fun. Looking at IMDb, I am greatly amused Billy Bob Thornton plays someone named... Billy Bob.

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Bruce Glover and the guy who played Sal in Robocop are in Hunter's Blood as part of the hillbilly poacher group too. I rented the tape back around 2005 or so and really liked it. Picked up the vhs tape when the store started selling their tapes. Haven't seen it since then though.

 

Perfect, that's awesome that you got to go to a film festival and saw a great Ugandan film that was crazy and full of action with plenty of love for the 80's action films that we all grew up watching.

 

Last night I saw most of the new Donnie Darko blu-ray that recently came out via Arrow Video. It looks great, and I will definitely be offloading the Fox blu-ray that I bought last December at FYE to get a few bucks out of it.

 

Didn't mention this, but yesterday we went to the festival that they have every spring and fall at the local church. This time we didn't play any of the games they have there, and we mostly sat with my Grandparents keeping them company. Renata did get to play two of the games, and at one where you can win a cake, she won a cake! We picked up some of the delicious food that was being made there, and while Vanessa, Renata, and Vanessa's Mom went walking back to our house, I went to drop my Grandparents off at their house.

 

Today has been all about relaxing. I finished Donnie Darko, and then saw my Netflix dvd rental of the week, an Irish horror film from 2007 called Isolation. I had never heard of it before, but Bob Plissken said it was a good film, and he was right. It's about a farmer who surprise surprise, has an isolated farm. He is being paid to have experiments done on his cows, and as all horror films go, things involving experiments never go well. I thought it was a solidly done and creepy horror film with lots of atmosphere. Sean "I look like Simon Pegg" Harris, and Ruth Negga are the most recognizable actors in the film. It's worth a rental at least.

 

Right now I'm revisiting the Finnish action film that came out a few years ago. Big Game. Finnish, but with Samuel L., Ray Stevenson, Ted Levine, Victor Garber, Jim Broadbent, and Felicity Huffman among the cast. It is a pretty fun film, and even though it's low budget, the action certainly feels a whole lot more like it's from a big budget film.

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Movie stuff I saw at the Museum this afternoon...

 

 

 

 

 

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That museum looks awesome! I have a nephew who will graduate from Harvard next year. Maybe I should fly up there for his graduation and explore Boston a bit.
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Originally Posted by Mister Falcon View Post
That museum looks awesome! I have a nephew who will graduate from Harvard next year. Maybe I should fly up there for his graduation and explore Boston a bit.

 

I love it.  I've only been to one other science museum (the Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium in NYC) but I'm a big fan of our local one.  They have a giant lightning generator (previously pictured), an OmniMAX Dome Theater, a terrific planetarium, a 4D Theater (that adds wind, mist, bubbles and seat-rumblers to the show), a Butterfly Garden among all the other exhibits and all.  

 

The movie stuff is only temporary as part of an exhibit called POPnology which you can learn more about linked below.  I only wish my cell hadn't run out of battery before getting more shots. They also had material from Forbidden Planet, Star Wars, The Terminator, Close Encounters, Jurassic Park, BTTF 1 and 2, The Rocketeer and much more.

 

Here's some real retro commercial footage of what it looked like in the 70s, when I was a youngin'.  This commercial played after school on all the local channels every day...

 

 

And more nowadays...

 

 

More on the POPnology exhibit...       https://www.mos.org/exhibits/popnology

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Real Men is wayyy too underrated.

 

Back when Jim Belushi could be marketed as a badass. The good ol' days.

 

I didn't know this, but for a hot minute in the early 90's, after the Die Hard 3 on a boat premise was dropped, the Viking himself, John Milius was going to write and direct. It's two sacred cows, but I can't fathom what that would have been like.

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Thread Legends: "Bruce Arnold and Sylvester then and now"

 

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I just heard Nic Cage turned down 'American Gods'.

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The Tao of Nicolas Cage: ‘Raising Arizona’

30 years ago Cage teamed up with the Coen Brothers to create comedy gold. Why haven’t they reunited since?

 

https://filmschoolrejects.com/tao-of-nicolas-cage-raising-arizona-5695e979f0ad

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Perfect, that's awesome that you got to go to a film festival and saw a great Ugandan film that was crazy and full of action with plenty of love for the 80's action films that we all grew up watching.

 

Yes, it was a great experience. I did wax poetic about it, but like I said it was one of my favorite theater going experiences I've ever had.

 

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Movie stuff I saw at the Museum this afternoon...

 

Awesome. I should go to more museums in general; that hasn't been a thing for me since I was a kid.

 

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I just heard Nic Cage turned down 'American Gods'.

 

I am me so I heard hype recently for it and it was just now that I looked into what the hell it even was. It's been made clear by now that TV is not something I pay any attention to and I don't pay attention to any of Neil Gaiman's books either. Still, I know that the show has a quality cast even without Cage and from what little I've seen, people liked tonight's debut episode.

 

Tonight, what I did was go and make an airport run. On the way I stopped at a Hooters. That sounds great and all, but one of the employees... Holy Christ was she not only extremely loud, but also extremely annoying. I am not a fan of such people, even if they are qualified to work at Hooters. At least after the busy past few days I've had, the upcoming week should be less hectic.

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Images amd music-video from Captain Alex - Wakaliwood:

 

 

 

 

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Van Damme is out to Kill’em All...

 

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Van Damme is out to Kill’em All...

 

 

Looks pretty good.

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