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Seems like Chan got the buddy movie he wanted with Sly (instead of an EXPENDABLES)...

 

About time!

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Lots of people hate on TERMINATOR SALVATION but I really dug it.  It finally got me to the Future War, which I've wanted since 1984.  I just wish it had the balls to have kept to the original plan on the last act (Worthington taking the name of John Connor and becoming the Machine Savior).  And even the CGI Arnie scene works for me (love it).  RISE OF THE MACHINES, I can only praise on a technical level.  Didn't like much of it at all, crane chase aside.  Even Earl Bowen seemed embarrassed to be there.

 

That BLADE RUNNER: 2049 trailer, though.  Not too shabby.  Not as claustrophobic as I'd hoped but looks promising.  Ruins!  Atari!  Bautista!  Looks like a sequel to AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE as much as it does to BLADE RUNNER.  And somehow, I'm shockingly okay with that so far...

 

 

I'm with you on TERMINATOR: SALVATION.  I really enjoyed that one, much more so than either T3 or the awful GENISYS.  Really would have preferred a follow up to that film more than a reboot. 

 

Saw ALIEN: COVENANT last night and was completely underwhelmed by it.  This is absolutely my least favorite of the ALIEN films.  It's extremely dull and the two hour and two minute run time feels twice as long.  The character's are of the no name, monster fodder variety and the cast, with the exception of Michael Fassbender, sleep walks through the majority of it.  In fact the only bright spot is Fassbender and without him the movie would be a snooze fest.  

 

There's some decent gore but the over use of CGI sucks the life out of everything.  I found PROMETHEUS to be a flawed film but ultimately an entertaining one, and I would have enjoyed further exploration of some of the ideas presented.  Those ideas are pretty much dumped here in favor of a semi-remake of the first Alien film.  It's left open for another prequel-sequel but, to be honest, I've no interest in seeing how it all finally ties into the original ALIEN if it's going to be as ponderous as this one. 

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Ridley Scott is a great visual Director. But he needs a strong script to go along his work. Something that is lacking in a lot of his recent films.

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I can't stand TERMINATOR: SALVATION. The machine designs look completely different from what was established in the earlier films. The whole thing looks like just some random other scifi adventure instead of a TERMINATOR movie. GENISYS was so-so but mostly entertaining.

 

On the other hand I'm a big fan of T3. Some days I like it more than T2. There's no annoying child in T3 and the truck chase is a real showstopper. I also like both Danes and Stahl in it. And I especially lke the ending, there was no stopping the judgement day. They just managed to postpone it earlier.  At the time I was really surprised that the filmmakers took that route instead of a happy ending. The image of those missiles flying all over is really effective and chilling.

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My biggest knock on T3, even more than the appalling intro of Arnold, is the lack of Linda Hamilton. If she didn't want to do it then she didn't want to do it but boy is her presence missed.

 

Aside from that it's mostly agreeable leftovers. Far more entertaining than SALVATION or GENYSIS.

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I like T3 a lot.

 

There is no Jonathan Mostow movie that I dislike. Even SURROGATES has its moments.

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Oh yeah, Mostow directed SURROGATES too. I kind of like that one too. Not great or anything but it does have its moments and a decent Willis performance.

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I remember being excited for SURROGATES!

T3 is harmless. Nothing really offensive. Some nice moments. It feels like what a studio-led TERMINATOR would be. SAVATION is a little too monotonous for me. But is an interesting change in style for McG. And sorry, but I enjoyed GENYSIS. It wasn't the renaissance people expected but it kept the iconography in tact and subverted expectations nicely.
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I'm a big fan of T3. Saw a showing of it sponsored by a local radio station the day before its release (which was a lot less common then than it is now) and won a poster of the film. I like all the Terminator films, but I'd rank T3 higher than Salvation and probably above Genisys even though I really loved that one a lot. Especially since it finally gave Arnold the chance to play a Terminator that has been self aware for decades rather than a few days.

The big practical set pieces in T3 are the slight edge for me. Plus I don't care. All the comedy in the film worked like gangbusters for me.
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I like T3 a lot.

 

There is no Jonathan Mostow movie that I dislike. Even SURROGATES has its moments.

 

 

Hmmmm, I've never seen SURROGATES, but might roll out for it this weekend.

 

 

I kind of want to hunt this down:

 

FlightofBlackAngel.jpg

 

Some early 90's Showtime movie Mostow wrote and directed.

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2017/05/underrated-87-world-b-tweet.html

 

World B Tweet – "worked in movie theatres and video stores almost non-stop since 1987.   My first night in a movie theatre was opening night of the first “Lethal Weapon.”  I’m a child of the 80’s drive-in scene, the long lost son of Sam Firstenberg, and I can be found talking movies on Twitter (@WorldBTweet) or at moviesareneato.blogspot.com.

 
1987 holds a special place in my heart because I started my movie-associated career that year, learned how to be a projectionist and spend an entire summer doing nothing but starting and watching movies, and I watched my favorite drive-in (3 films a night for $5 a carload!) shut down at the end of the ’87 season.  My memories of those 12 months are strong.  Here are a few of the films that should be rediscovered (I was going to add “American Ninja 2” to the list, but if you don’t already know it and love it, I can’t help you at this point… sorry, you’re on your own)."
 
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Nowhere to Hide – " Amy Madigan is not the first person you’d think of when setting up your action/chase pic, but it’s easy to forget that Madigan was one of the best “go-to” actresses during the 1980’s (“Streets of Fire,” “Field of Dreams,” “Places in the Heart,” “Uncle Buck.”)  Someone who was versatile enough to handle parts in those films could easily essay the role of a woman on the run (with her young son) after her Marine husband is killed when he finds a defect on an expensive new helicopter prototype and threatens to go public.   Madigan and child head for the woods, bad guys pursue, and this B-movie flies by.  Major support is provided by Michael Ironside in a somewhat rare good guy role, and Daniel Hugh Kelly, John Colicos and Maury Chaykin are all on-hand to fill out a top notch genre film cast.   Not to mention the film is co-written by Alex Rebar (“The Incredible Melting Man”)."
 
Number One with a Bullet — "My memory escaped me and made me think that this film was a “Lethal Weapon” ripoff.   However, the Robert Carradine/Billy Dee Williams mismatched buddy cop picture came out two weeks BEFORE the Gibson/Glover one.  So you’ve got that.  The story line is weak, the bad guys aren’t much, so you get 90 minutes of Carradine chewing scenery as crazy cop Nick Barzak while Williams does his usual “cool guy/ladies man” work as partner Hazeltine.   Cliched, silly and over the top—and I can never stop watching it.     Brought to you by the director of “Midway,” “Airport 75,” and “Damnation Alley,” “Bullet” is Cannon Films at its most standard Cannoning—take a basic premise, put in a few familiar faces, and cut every budget and plot corner you can.   "
 
Steele Justice – "Kino Lorber put this one out on Blu-Ray in 2016, and I bought it first day out.   It is one of my very favorite Stallone/Schwarzenegger ripoffs.  Fresh off success as the main baddy in “Karate Kid,” Martin Kove gets his chance to be the larger than life hero.  Complete with a Vietnam back story, a shoot for a vapid music video that ends up in a bloody shootout, Shannon Tweed as a drug kingpin (queen-pin?), and a poisonous snake for a trusted pet, “Steele Justice” is 95 minutes of pure, unadulterated 80’s bliss.   Never slows down, a supporting cast with Sela Ward, Bernie Casey, Ronnie Cox, Joseph Campanella, and Sarah Douglas.   This film, and the same year’s “Assassination” share a performer who provides two of the most godawful acting efforts of the entire decade.  I won’t name them in order to save their dignity, but My Goodness – they are brutally terrible."
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Excited About this!

 

"Coming on DVD & Blu-ray! Custer of the West (1967) Robert Shaw, Jeffrey Hunter, Lawrence Tierney & Robert Ryan - Directed by Robert Siodmak"

 

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FlightofBlackAngel.jpg

 

Some early 90's Showtime movie Mostow wrote and directed.

Flight Of The Black Angel is terrific.  Take the premise of Bogdanovich's Targets and add fighter jets!

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Mr. Peel on SWITCHING CHANNELS (1988):

 

http://mrpeelsardineliqueur.blogspot.com/2017/05/doing-nothing-to-prevent-it.html

 

"The past gets forgotten. Films get forgotten. That’s just the way it goes. Even good films that were hits back in their day fall through the cracks. And then there are the bad ones which you may remember with a touch of fondness because you saw them when you were young and stupid and didn’t know any better. These aren’t films that are hurting anyone but they’re not doing much else either, eventually becoming little more than used VHS tapes that you can buy cheap at a video store going out of business, star vehicles made in between the hits that the stars are actually remembered for. The 80s were loaded with them and now, decades later, sometimes you see one of these things again for no particular reason other than to confirm your suspicion that it probably really wasn’t very good back then even when you maybe had an ok time watching it. Nothing wrong with checking to be sure, of course. Even bad films deserve the benefit of the doubt.

 

As I wrote about it, one of the highlights of the recent TCM Classic Film Festival for me was the new restoration of the 1931 version of THE FRONT PAGE which I had never seen all of before, being mostly familiar with the 1974 Billy Wilder remake and especially Howard Hawks’ HIS GIRL FRIDAY which turned the lead reporter character into a woman and made it a full-on romantic comedy. But THE FRONT PAGE ’31 was a minor revelation, sharply drawn featuring some wonderful character actors as well as a finely honed sense of place which gave me a window to this particular world more than I had ever felt with any other version. And although the source material is largely confined to the age in which it originated, during the cable boom of the 80s it did inspire one more film which I didn’t bother to mention last time around. If SWITCHING CHANNELS is remembered at all these days it’s as the film Michael Caine had to drop out of because he was stuck filming JAWS THE REVENGE, also the reason he was unable to accept the Oscar he won that year. But that aside, this fourth celluloid version of THE FRONT PAGE has been erased from all memory, the sort of thing that maybe gets a brief mention in career summaries of the people involved and not much more. Released by Tri-Star in March 1988 just a few months after the acclaimed BROADCAST NEWS, even then it looked like not much more than an also-ran. My vague recollection is that when Kathleen Turner appeared on Letterman to plug the film and he remarked on the similarity she simply replied, “It’s funnier than BROADCAST NEWS” to which Dave laughed in her face. Now, it’s possible my memory is faulty on this point but regardless you’d better be able to back up such a claim even when you’re in publicity mode and that’s a tough one to pull off. For the record, SWITCHING CHANNELS isn’t funnier than BROADCAST NEWS. It’s isn’t funnier than a lesser MARY TYLER MOORE rerun. It isn’t even funnier than a ninth season episode of MURPHY BROWN. It did open the same day as the Richard Pryor vehicle MOVING, so at the least it has an outside shot of being the funniest movie released that week."

 

One thing I learned from this piece is Kotcheff has a recent autobiography called “Director’s Cut”. A must have!

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There is no Jonathan Mostow movie that I dislike. Even SURROGATES has its moments.

 

Mostow has a new movie coming up. THE HUNTER'S PRAYER with Sam Worthington.

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New blu of RONIN coming from Arrow in August:

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=21313

 

Includes:

 

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  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release, supervised and approved by director of photography Robert Fraisse
  • Original English 5.1 audio (lossless)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer
  • Brand new video interview with director of photography Robert Fraisse
  • Paul Joyce documentary on Robert De Niro
  • Ronin: Filming in the Fast Lane, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Through the Lens, an archival interview with Robert Fraisse
  • The Driving of Ronin, an archival featurette on the film's legendary car stunts
  • Natascha McElhone: An Actor's Process, an archival interview with the actress
  • Composing the Ronin Score, an archival interview with composer Elia Cmiral
  • In the Ronin Cutting Room, an archival interview with editor Tony Gibbs
  • Venice Film Festival interviews with Robert De Niro, Jean Reno and Natascha McElhone
  • Alternate ending
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet illustrated by Chris Malbon, featuring new writing on the film by critic Travis Crawford

 

Avoided the previous RONIN blu. Stoked for this one.

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Rolled out to Second Hand Charles in downtown Athens. Got a pretty good haul:

 

HUDSON HAWK (DVD) 2.00, RUNNING SCARED (DVD) Hyams 1.00, THE COUNSELOR (BLU) Director's Unrated 13 bucks, HUSTLE (DVD) Burt 3. 00, SMOOTH TALK (Blu) Woods/ Dolly 3 bucks, SONNY (DVD) Nic Cage directorial debut about a male hustler starring Franco 3. 00 and THE DESCENT (Blu) 6 bucks!

 

But the big snag -that I didn't actually buy, but they're holding for me for a week- the "Twin Peaks" Complete Mystery Blu sett for 40 bucks! I need to check Amazon to make sure that's the set with all the bells and whistles...including DC of FIRE WALK WITH ME.

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RONIN is simply a classic. Stands the test of time even now.

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RONIN is simply a classic. Stands the test of time even now.

Love so much about it, but the Bean character reminds me so much of the kind of bloviating weekend warrior in the pub who wants us all to know that he's seen some shit but can't talk about it. Having an insightful bit of character work like that hidden in plain sight in a tough guy movie like this is so refreshing.

The Audi S8 is on my list of favourite cars because of this movie. Pretty sure it kick started the new wave of popularity of high powered sedans in Europe too. Never seen a big car driven like that in a European setting. So cool.
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Feel like that was sort of the last hurrah for DeNiro's epic 90's run. Not to say he hasn't made films I've enjoyed since but after RONIN it felt like he got way more into doing dopey comedies.

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Feel like that was sort of the last hurrah for DeNiro's epic 90's run. Not to say he hasn't made films I've enjoyed since but after RONIN it felt like he got way more into doing dopey comedies.

As much as I love the Scorcese De Niro and his turn as Vito, I'm not ashamed to admit that Ronin and Midnight Run I would probably choose to watch more frequently. They're two of the best examples of relaxed Bobby but not coasting Bobby. Easy going performances well within his range but nailed from top to bottom and making it look effortless.
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It was right after Ronin that he did the Analyze films and Meet The Parents. I gotta agree that this was around the time that De Niro just started coasting for the most part with a few interesting roles here and there. Killer Elite was him in good form. I'm looking forward to that Bernie Madoff movie on HBO that he has coming up.

 

It has been a long time since I've seen Ronin even though I've got the double disc dvd sitting there. I'm totally upgrading to the Arrow blu though.

 

Rented Gold on dvd from the Redbox since Vanessa asked if there were any good movies there, and I mentioned that film, and she got excited since she'd heard it was good. I've been wanting to see it for a while, so that's what we'll be watching later.

 

Originally I planned on a double bill tonight of Alligator and Class Of 1999 since I've got the Lionsgate dvds. Didn't get to start up Heat last night since I fell asleep. Right now I'm revisiting The Big Bird Cage. Jack Hill made a great parody of the WIP genre and naturally it's littered with a bevy of beauties. Pam Grier and Anitra Ford are the standouts. There's also Vic Diaz as ROCCO, one half of a gay guard duo that are the highlight of the film.

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A Bit of Random:

 

"NBC Primetime, May 12, 1985: -- Network premiere of 'First Blood'!"

 

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It's technically not 100% Stallone. It's got other people in it, too.
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Originally Posted by mr Majestyk View Post

Oh yeah, Mostow directed SURROGATES too. I kind of like that one too. Not great or anything but it does have its moments and a decent Willis performance.

 

When they were shooting SURROGATES here locally, I walked down to the area of the set where I'd heard they'd be filming.  By the time I got there, they'd wrapped some time ago and the riggers were loading up the trucks.  Then suddenly I heard "Later, Bruce!" being shouted my way by a teamster.  I turned around and about forty feet away I caught a quick glimpse of Willis getitng into a livery car and heading off to wherever he was headed.  Cool little moment that lasted all of five seconds, but still.

 

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

 

NUMBER ONE was really not for me but Annette O'Toole in CROSS MY HEART was one of the sexiest performances of that era.  I wish she'd done much more notable film work after that.

 

 

Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

New blu of RONIN coming from Arrow in August:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=21313

 

Ooooh, that looks good.  I might upgrade too, if they don't teal-and-orange that stuff!

 

 

 

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Rolled out to Second Hand Charles in downtown Athens. Got a pretty good haul:

 

HUDSON HAWK (DVD) 2.00

RUNNING SCARED (DVD) Hyams 1.00

HUSTLE (DVD) Burt 3. 00

 

But the big snag -that I didn't actually buy, but they're holding for me for a week- the "Twin Peaks" Complete Mystery Blu sett for 40 bucks! I need to check Amazon to make sure that's the set with all the bells and whistles...including DC of FIRE WALK WITH ME.

 

Nice haul, especially on PEAKS.  I'd say the audio on FWWM is a little weak but the visual transfer is outstanding.  "The Missing Pieces" are worth the purchase alone.

 

 

Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Feel like that was sort of the last hurrah for DeNiro's epic 90's run. Not to say he hasn't made films I've enjoyed since but after RONIN it felt like he got way more into doing dopey comedies.

Originally Posted by jhp1608 View Post
As much as I love the Scorcese De Niro and his turn as Vito, I'm not ashamed to admit that Ronin and Midnight Run I would probably choose to watch more frequently. They're two of the best examples of relaxed Bobby but not coasting Bobby. Easy going performances well within his range but nailed from top to bottom and making it look effortless.
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It has been a long time since I've seen Ronin even though I've got the double disc dvd sitting there. I'm totally upgrading to the Arrow blu though.

 

Looking over his filmography, I'd say RONIN might be his last great one.  Though, that said, I do like a lot of 15 MINUTES, THE SCORE, SHARK TALE, STARDUST, THE KILLER ELITE and for some reason RIGHTEOUS KILL.  I also have yet to see WHAT JUST HAPPENED?, STONE, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK or THE COMEDIAN.

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Righteous Kill isn't all that bad. I liked it when I caught it at the theater back when it came out.

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Saw ALIEN: COVENANT last night and was completely underwhelmed by it.

 

I've already heard many different opinions about it; it may be one of those polarizing films.

 

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '87

 

I am greatly amused that this mysterious author is known as WORLD B TWEET. I am a dork so I do know of the 70's and 80's basketball player who changed his name to World B Free.

 

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Excited About this!

 

Considering the plot and the talent involved, I am interested.

 

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Rolled out to Second Hand Charles in downtown Athens. Got a pretty good haul:

 

SMOOTH TALK (Blu) Woods/ Dolly 3 bucks

 

Straight Talk, there's a movie forgotten to the annals of time. I've never seen it myself but the lead duo is such an odd duo, maybe I should one day.

 

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I also have yet to see WHAT JUST HAPPENED?, STONE, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK or THE COMEDIAN.

 

I've heard a review of The Comedian and it sounds quite bad, even with De Niro being funny as an insult comic. The rest of it sounds like a real mess... and dated, too.

 

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Righteous Kill isn't all that bad. I liked it when I caught it at the theater back when it came out.

 

There's another movie I need to see again. From what little I remember, I guess it was OK... I am not sure what it says when my dominant memory of it was that goofy-ass Flash game created for the movie which was supposed to be some sort of mystery thing but it was clear the people who made it don't speak English as a first language as it had phrases like BOXBOXES. 

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ALIEN COVENANT is underwhelming.

 

Some good visuals though.

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Deniro in Silver Linings Playbook is incredible.

The fact that David O. Russell took the mechanics of a rom-com but replaced the two leads with people with serious emotional problems/outbursts works great.

I love that movie, and Deniro is a major reason why. Also the best that Chris Tucker has ever been.
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http://www.cageclub.me/street-kings/

If you'd like to hear me talk Street Kings, here's your chance! (Hey Molt!)
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When they were shooting SURROGATES here locally, I walked down to the area of the set where I'd heard they'd be filming.  By the time I got there, they'd wrapped some time ago and the riggers were loading up the trucks.  Then suddenly I heard "Later, Bruce!" being shouted my way by a teamster.  I turned around and about forty feet away I caught a quick glimpse of Willis getitng into a livery car and heading off to wherever he was headed.  Cool little moment that lasted all of five seconds, but still.


NUMBER ONE was really not for me but Annette O'Toole in CROSS MY HEART was one of the sexiest performances of that era.  I wish she'd done much more notable film work after that.



Ooooh, that looks good.  I might upgrade too, if they don't teal-and-orange that stuff!




Nice haul, especially on PEAKS.  I'd say the audio on FWWM is a little weak but the visual transfer is outstanding.  "The Missing Pieces" are worth the purchase alone.



Looking over his filmography, I'd say RONIN might be his last great one.  Though, that said, I do like a lot of 15 MINUTES, THE SCORE, SHARK TALE, STARDUST, THE KILLER ELITE and for some reason RIGHTEOUS KILL.  I also have yet to see WHAT JUST HAPPENED?, STONE, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK or THE COMEDIAN.

He was clearly having a lot of fun in Stardust. Love his cameo in that film.
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ALIEN COVENANT is underwhelming.

 

Some good visuals though.

 

Sad to say I am not surprised to hear that.

 

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http://www.cageclub.me/street-kings/

If you'd like to hear me talk Street Kings, here's your chance! (Hey Molt!)

 

Even with the director being David Ayer (I have made it clear how much I did not like Sabotage) I suppose I should have that on my figurative watchlist anyhow, with all the times that movie has been mentioned throughout the years.

 

Yesterday, I was in Orlando for a bit. Last night I rewatched a movie so I could give it a better review on Letterboxd. What I saw was The Longest Day. It's a great movie with an incredible cast and as I am a nerd it was nice to see D-Day from many different perspectives.

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Bey Logan with Steven Seagal.

 

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First Time!
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FYI: I'm recording the John Wick episode of the podcast this week.

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Someone tweeted this, and I can't stop thinking about it:

 

"You know who woulda been a good Star-Lord in his prime? TREAT WILLIAMS." "Fred Ward as Drax."

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I still fantasize of an early 80s X-Men film with Rutger Hauer as Magneto and Fred Ward as Wolverine. Can't think of who would direct it though....I just think Ward would've actually KILLED it as Logan back then. Maybe get Mark Harmon as Cyclops.

ETA: OOOOO, John Milius!
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Someone tweeted this, and I can't stop thinking about it:

 

"You know who woulda been a good Star-Lord in his prime? TREAT WILLIAMS." "Fred Ward as Drax."

 

As much as Rooker owns it, I actually love Ward as Yondu.

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I'm convinced that Willem Dafoe would have been a definitive Wolverine in the late 80's and early 90's, solely on his height and the idea of him saying "bub."

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First Time!

 

So how wasit?

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I was going to sit down and revisit Heat a little while ago, and the damn blu won't play in either my PS3 or my PS4. Shipping it back to Amazon, and I hope that the next copy doesn't have the same problem.

 

Watched several movies today. I finished watching Gold which we'd started last night, and Vanessa wasn't too hot on, so I finished it. I thought it was pretty good. McConaughey really threw himself in to the role. I also cracked into the Wishmaster set I got in the mail the other day. Revisited the first Wishmaster film earlier. Still holds up as a nice bit of late 90's horror. Divoff is obviously having a ton of fun in the role, and it's great seeing so many horror icons and actors that have made a name for themselves in horror films and the like in it. Robert Englund, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Ted Raimi, Joe "CHOKE ON 'EM!" Pilato, Reggie Bannister, and BUCK FLOWER playing what he usually played. A dirty bum.

 

Last night I revisited Alligator and I hadn't seen it in about 7 years. Renata saw it with me too, and we had a blast with it. It's tongue is firmly planted in cheek, and I'd forgotten about most of the actors that were in it aside from Forster. There's Perry Lang, Michael V. Gazzo (with nicotine yellowing up his mustache), Sidney Lassick, and Henry Silva as the great white hunter.

 

Right now I'm revisiting Wishmaster 2. I've only seen this one once or twice, but I really liked it a lot. Mostly because of Divoff, and especially when it's him in prison, walking around and granting wishes while Tiny Lister hassles him as one of the guards. When granting one guy's wish I couldn't help but laugh at Divoff's delivery of "Just your soul...and a pack of cigarettes."

 

Other than watching movies, and one quick trip to the Dollar General to get a few things, I've just been here at home doing stuff around the house like cleaning, doing the laundry, and washing all the dishes. I did also finally get to see an episode of Training Day. I looked it up, and the one I saw today is the first part of the two part finale, so I'm getting to see the last of Bill Paxton's new performances before they become reruns. I also read that they canceled the show, and that's a shame, because if the other previous 11 episodes were like tonight's, it was a solid show. I have little doubt that they would have canceled it if Bill Paxton hadn't passed away. Ratings seemed to be consistent throughout the season. Either way, I'm definitely going to do my best to be at the tv next saturday to see the series finale and I'm certainly buying the dvd or blu-ray release of the show when it comes out.

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I remember when the big rumor in the mid-90's was that Glenn Danzig was going to play Wolverine. That would have been something. I don't know what exactly, but something.

 

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If you'd like to hear me talk Street Kings, here's your chance! (Hey Molt!)

 

Listened to this. A lot of the criticisms of STREET KINGS are valid but I still really dug it when I watched it a year ago. It's odd, when I first saw it in theaters I just wrote it off as a ripoff of The Shield. Especially with Forest Whitaker being in it right on the heels of his work on the show. Seeing it a year ago I enjoy it for being like The Shield: The Movie. That's a plus now.

 

As to the comparisons to TRIPLE NINE, STREET KINGS blows it away. But who knows? Maybe I'll catch TRIPLE NINE in about 6 or 7 years and change my tune on that one. Real disappointment for now though.

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Your comment about GLENN DANZIG as Wolverine did not copy over, but I say WTF? to that rumor. I definitely know that comics were not a hot thing in the 90's, but what an outlandish idea, even if I understand that the character in the comics was not a particularly tall mutant.

 

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I was going to sit down and revisit Heat a little while ago, and the damn blu won't play in either my PS3 or my PS4. Shipping it back to Amazon, and I hope that the next copy doesn't have the same problem.

 

That is shitty; I don't remember ever having a problem with a Blu disc not playing.

 

Tonight I decided to relax and do other things, which has been my day in general.

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Triple Nine felt so dull when I saw it. Don't think I'll ever revisit it.

 

Whitaker did such a great job on The Shield. When he has his big breakdown in jail though, there's one bit where he just goes off the rails and yells "HE'S PISSING ALL OVER US AND IT TASTES LIKE...PISS!" that made me laugh when I saw it, and still makes me laugh when I think about it. He got close to that when he's telling Keanu that he's got dirt on everyone that's higher than him.

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My College Days Dream Cast for X-MEN Back in 1992 That Would've Collapsed Under Its Own Weight:

 

Kevin Costner - Cyclops

Julia Roberts - Phoenix

Anthony Hopkins - Professor X

Winona Ryder - Kitty Pryde

Sheryl Lee - Magik

Zelma Davis - Storm

Chris Kattan - Nightcrawler

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Colossus

Jean Claude Van Damme - Wolverine

 

My Trilogy Plan was:

1) WOLVERINE solo film based on Frank Miller's classic Limited Series with Mariko, Yukio and The Hand, ending with him being brought to the X-Mansion.

2) THE DARK PHOENIX SAGA ending with the self-sacrifice of Jean Grey.

3) THE BROOD SAGA, ending with the introduction of THE NEW MUTANTS.

 

I wasn't the biggest JCVD fan at the time, but this frame of UNIVERSAL SOLDIER made me think he could've possibly made a decent Logan...

 

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I always saw Van Damme more for Gambit. Actually there should have been some sort of PPV thumb-wrestling match between Van Damme and Christopher Lambert to decide who would be Gambit.

 

 

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Triple Nine felt so dull when I saw it. Don't think I'll ever revisit it.

 

Whitaker did such a great job on The Shield. When he has his big breakdown in jail though, there's one bit where he just goes off the rails and yells "HE'S PISSING ALL OVER US AND IT TASTES LIKE...PISS!" that made me laugh when I saw it, and still makes me laugh when I think about it. He got close to that when he's telling Keanu that he's got dirt on everyone that's higher than him.

 

I haven't watched any of Whitaker's stuff on The Shield in so long. Whole series was good but his run was the prime of the show. The scenes between Chiklis and him were incredible. I really should go back and watch those ones again.

 

Always felt that Whitaker's wall of money and blackmail items at the end of STREET KINGS reminded me of the trunk full of blackmail good Chiklis got his hands on on The Shield.

 

Sorry to hear about your HEAT blu. I'm sure you'll get a good copy soon enough.

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Review for Jackie Chan's KUNG FU YOGA

 

I enjoyed this most out of his recent films (SKIPTRACE, RAILROAD TIGERS).

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I haven't watched any of Whitaker's stuff on The Shield in so long. Whole series was good but his run was the prime of the show. The scenes between Chiklis and him were incredible. I really should go back and watch those ones again.

 

Always felt that Whitaker's wall of money and blackmail items at the end of STREET KINGS reminded me of the trunk full of blackmail good Chiklis got his hands on on The Shield.

 

Sorry to hear about your HEAT blu. I'm sure you'll get a good copy soon enough.

 

 

His run on The Shield really was the best of any of the big name guest stars. Chiklis really put him through the ringer. Their confrontation where its revealed that Chiklis did Whitaker's mentally unbalanced wife and said "Her pussy tasted like sweet butter" was an eye opener. Never thought something like that would slip by the tv ratings board back then. Even though the show was already skirting the line with a lot of the subject matter that had happened on the show previously.

 

Thanks, Molt. It did piss me off since I was looking forward to revisiting the movie tonight, but now I can only hope that the next copy I get works fine. The one good thing is that they finally have an option other than UPS to send something back. Nearest UPS for me is about 17 miles away, while the local post office is just down the street. Blu is all packed up and labeled, so all I have to do is go drop it off at the box outside the post office.

 

Right now I'm revisiting my dvd of Class Of 1999. Another one I haven't seen in ages. It was one of the ones like Alligator that I got when one of the video stores I frequented for years sold off all of its stock since it was closing up back in 2010. Pretty sure I've got the vhs tape too sitting in one of my boxes from way back when I thought some of these titles would never end up on dvd.

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The Wizard #6 with Hulk on the cover (by Sam Keith) had an update on the X-Men movie. They mention Danzig AND Deniro as possible contenders.

John Wick 2 didn't happen last night. My brothers wife joined us and refused to watch it.

I showed them Hell or High Water instead and they loved it.

Wick 2 will happen soon though...
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i thought HARDCORE HENRY was a one trick pony. This film seems to using the same First Person Shooter theme as well.

 

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