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This is exciting!

 

Lionsgate To Get Yelled At For Distributing New Mel Gibson Crime Thriller

Wring them hands: here comes DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE.
 
 
"The thriller, from writer/director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk), will be a work of fiction in which two fictional cops get themselves in fictional hot water when their fictional strong-arm tactics are caught on fictional tape (or iPhone, I guess). The two disgraced-yet-fictional cops (played by, brace yourselves, Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn) descend into the criminal underworld for “their just due,” but fictional things apparently don’t go according to fictional plan.
 

Word comes today from Cannes that the film - a made-up story produced by Bone Tomahawk’s Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier, as well as Keith Kjarval and Sefton Fincham - will be distributed in the US by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label. Lionsgate is no doubt STOKED for you to tell them how problematic this film is, and will no doubt be taking notes as you scream yourself hoarse on various social media platforms today and, like a goldfish with no long-term memory, once again upon the film’s release. Here's a quote from Jason Constantine, their president of acquisitions and co-productions.  "

 

"“We are delighted to be working again with Mel Gibson who helmed our double Oscar winner Hacksaw Ridge along with Vince Vaughn and the great production team behind this film...It’s a double treat to have screenwriter S. Craig Zahler also direct what will be an intense film for audiences.”"

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I will watch the shit outta that movie.
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Im am going to try to find a copy online tomorrow of Boothes Marlowe series.. I thought it was a mafe for HBO movie. Theres like 20 episodes!!

 

Would love to check that out as well, same with BY DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT which I have seen but not in many years.

 

Wow, Boothe's name in MARKED FOR MURDER is Mace "Sandman" Moutron. Coming right on the heels of playing Mace Ryan in RAPID FIRE. He has to be the only actor to play two different characters named Mace.

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I want to see By Dawn's Early Light as well! If I had of it it was most assuredly on here. Regrettably I have not seen nearly enough of Mr. Boothes filmography.
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Looks like both DAWN and pretty much all of the Marlowe episodes are available on the world's leading video sharing site.

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Quick mention of a non-Action related film:

 

TOWER (2016) - I've never experienced a documentary quite like this. Part animation, part archival footage recreation of tragic/infamous day in Austin 50 years ago. Profoundly moving, suspenseful, and ultimately oddly life affirming. The film makes you feel like you were there; shining a light on moments of heroism, both big and small, while deftly avoiding ever being exploitive. A stunning film.

 

As one review called it: "a uniquely cinematic memorial".

 

On Instant.

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Just found out the Sunshine Cinema in NYC is closing next year. I was fortunate enough to get a job there and worked up to projectionist. It's a legendary place. NYC needs places like that.
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Damn. That sucks. I never got to go while I lived there and now I really regret it
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Tonight I begin Phillip Marlowe Private Eye. First episode :The Pencil
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RIP

 

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Tonight I begin Phillip Marlowe Private Eye. First episode :The Pencil

 

Cool! Let us know how it is.

 

Found another obscure Boothe flick to track down. It's an HBO movie called INTO THE HOMELAND. Here is a very grainy ad for it:

 

 

Boothe plays an ex-cop whose daughter goes missing. To find her he must infiltrate a clan of white supremacists led by Paul LeMat and C. Thomas Howell. And yes, that is David Caruso as one of the hatemongers in that promo.

 

Oh, and Powers Boothe is not named Mace in the film. He goes by the name of JACKSON SWALLOW.

 

Will find it, I promise.

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Been reading Predator: South China Sea since felix recommended it to me several years ago. It's pretty hard to find as prices are insane, but I found it at a Half Price Books for 4 bucks back in 2014. Pretty good read so far. Bunch of rich people who pay good money to hunt animals on an ex-Khmer Rouge officer's island in Cambodia get hunted by a Predator. They include a (possibly) ex-CIA man whose wife and young son were killed by one in Canada, and now he goes to tropical out of the way places in order to hunt a Predator, an English rockstar, a South African arms dealer, an FORMER WRESTLER FROM ROMANIA, two Russian ex-KGB operatives (or are they ex-operatives?), and another American who I believe is either a club owner, or another arms dealer. Most of the backstory stuff was all within the first few pages for some of the people so far, even though I'm already past page 130 and there's 346 pages.

 

Oh yeah, and there's a large crocodile named POL POT. Throw in Cambodian pirates who get decimated in the prologue, and are now on their way to the island to try to steal resources, and we have a great story. The Predator has already destroyed the weapons depot, and left plenty of machine guns including an old rusted musket that doesn't belong there. Reminds me of the flintlock pistol that the lead Predator gives Danny Glover in Predator 2.

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That sounds great. Had no idea that they had written novels in the Predator universe.

First episode of Phillip Marlowe was good. "The Pencil" has him protecting a bookie thats been marked for death by the mob.

Boothe fills the shoes and eases into the role smoothly. The way he speaks at such a casual cadence, it was almost as if they saw Mitchum in the 70s adaptations and just said "tough and smooth, but younger".

HBO was definately up and coming when this was produced, and it has a more low-budget vibe, which lends to the noirish elements even moreso.


The story was simple and hooks you immediately. Efficient without being amatuerish. So many people rag on detective stories, sonetimes the devil is in the details. It makes me realize I need to bone up on Chandlers short stories.
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SOUTH CHINA SEA is the best Predator novel so far (Flattered that you remembered my recommendation, Rene).

 

There's also a Predator Short Story Anthology coming in Oct 17th called PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS.

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Frank Grillo and Wu Jing in WOLF WARRIOR 2 Trailer

 

While I haven't seen the first one, I hope this movie turns out well.

 

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I remember the night I watched that and Timecop back to back and posted on the B thread as it happened. Glorious.

 

That happened so long ago I don't even remember the night but I can understand how it'd be a great night for you.

 

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This is exciting!

 

While I don't understand why the article was written in such an obnoxious and irritating manner, the movie itself sounds very promising between the director and the cast.

 

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Quick mention of a non-Action related film:

 

I've heard people talk about it on Letterboxd, and most seem to dig it.

 

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Never heard of RING OF STEEL.

 

I know I've heard of it, as "a fencing movie" is quite rare. I wouldn't mind giving it a whirl one day.

 

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Found another obscure Boothe flick to track down. It's an HBO movie called INTO THE HOMELAND.

 

Oh, and Powers Boothe is not named Mace in the film. He goes by the name of JACKSON SWALLOW.

 

Awesome. That may be worthwhile, between the plot, cast, and character names.

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First episode of Phillip Marlowe was good. "The Pencil" has him protecting a bookie thats been marked for death by the mob.

Boothe fills the shoes and eases into the role smoothly. The way he speaks at such a casual cadence, it was almost as if they saw Mitchum in the 70s adaptations and just said "tough and smooth, but younger".

HBO was definately up and coming when this was produced, and it has a more low-budget vibe, which lends to the noirish elements even moreso.


The story was simple and hooks you immediately. Efficient without being amatuerish. So many people rag on detective stories, sonetimes the devil is in the details. It makes me realize I need to bone up on Chandlers short stories.

 

Are you watching on YT, or did u find another place that has all the episodes? PM, if ya want.

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A Personal BS interlude: I didn't share this yesterday because I was embarrassed, but in hindsight it's kind of funny.

 

I had a doctor appointment yesterday. For a A1C. I have these moments of anxiety, and sometimes 'white coat syndrome', as my pop calls it, triggers a mild to severe anxiety attack. I didn't think I was feeling that anxious this time, especially since I didn't have to wait long, but lo and behold, as soon as the nurse started to take my blood pressure, that was the trigger.  The nurse was super concerned at the reading, saying 'it's really high. and "I can't legally let you leave with it like this". Which of course made me become SUPER panicky, and second reading was just as high. I have these racing thoughts in my head like "am I in danger of having a heart attack?" Ridiculous, but panic/anxiety isn't rationale. So the doc has her give me a pill - this happened to me in Jan., and they had to do the same thing. It was a relief because I knew it worked last time.

 

Both the doc and nurse were pretty cool, making small talk until pill kicked in. I don't remember what it was or know dosage, but had effect of a joint. I would start to get calm, thinking everything's cool, then my heart would race, and there would be kind of an internal struggle, until finally I was mellow. Third reading was perfectly normal.

 

Anyway, I got thru the rest of visit, and when I got home since I hadn't eaten anything, I still felt mildly stoned.

 

So I watched the new Norm MacDonald special on Netflix and laughed like I hadn't in a long, long time. It's hilarious, and I was thankful for a Thread Legend helping change my mood and thus allow for me to enjoy rest of the day.

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Watching that nutty 80s comedy I mentioned a while back, VOYAGE OF THE ROCK ALIENS (1984, YouTube) with Pia Zadora and Craig Sheffer.  Not great so far at an hour in but not without some charm.  It's basically a musical comedy along the lines of FOOTLOOSE but with a team of "Morks from Ork" added to the mix.  Aliens in a ship shaped like a Fender Electric Guitar land on Earth to investigate our awesome music and land in a town where there's going to be a talent show/cotillion that Pia wants to sing at despite her hot headed bully rocker boyfriend Sheffer.  The jokes are Saturday Morning Cartoon level, though occasionally there's something unexpected.   The Aliens land in a teleporting phone booth (a probable influence on BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE), the local teenage hangout is actually called LOCAL TEENAGE HANGOUT, they live in the town of SPEELBURGH that has a toxic lake beach and a wacky Elderly Woman Sheriff played by Ruth Gordon, Jermaine Jackson shows up in the opening music video, one of the hornier the aliens has a remote sexual stimulation device that backfires on him and starts attracting the town's guys to him, when an alien gets aroused his arms, legs and head explode from his body... and Zadora's sexy best friend is played by Alison LaPlaca who's appeared on everything from Cheers and ER  to The John Larroquette Show and Johnny Bravo.

 

Despite all the above sounding really cool, it's sort of not so far.  I mean, it's okay but nothing special yet.  There's another hour to go, which I'll have to continue another time.  Sleep calls.  G'night!

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

A Personal BS interlude: I didn't share this yesterday because I was embarrassed, but in hindsight it's kind of funny..

So I watched the new Norm MacDonald special on Netflix and laughed like I hadn't in a long, long time.

 

Hope you continue to stay mellow and relaxed and have a good rest of the night!

I didn't know Norm had a new special, will have to look it up.  Hopefully someone will YouTube it, as my Netflix access is minimal (I use a roommate's).

Just looked it up...  I see it was filmed locally at the Wilbur Theater in Boston.  I knew I should've gone to that show!

Edit:  Found it on YouTube.  BOOM.

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Late Show:

 

(first time viewing)

 

Logan 2017 poster.jpg

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The AV Club's A History of Violence - The Fast And The Furious (2001)

http://www.avclub.com/article/how-hell-did-fast-and-furious-launch-one-cinemas-b-255371

 

Honorable mentions - Brotherhood of the Wolf, Training Day, Kiss of the Dragon, The One, Rush Hour 2, Exit Wounds, Replicant, Swordfish, Rush Hour 2

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That sounds great. Had no idea that they had written novels in the Predator universe.
 

 

 

I was aware of novels, but I'd never gotten any of them. South China Sea is really good so far, and I think you'd enjoy it. It is definitely delving a bit into the background of the Predators. Already read a chapter where the Predator sits in a large chair on his spaceship made out of the thigh bone of his greatest kill which was a big beast!

 

 

 

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SOUTH CHINA SEA is the best Predator novel so far (Flattered that you remembered my recommendation, Rene).

 

There's also a Predator Short Story Anthology coming in Oct 17th called PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS.

 

 

I remember when you mentioned that it was a good read, and so I kept a look out for it. Especially since the prices are outrageous for it. One of the things I'm really enjoying is how short each chapter is. Most chapters are 2 or 3 pages at most, with a few so far that have run about 5 or 6 pages. Some chapters are even a single page! That really makes for a real page turner.

 

The story really does feel like if the Predator invaded the Hard Target universe. ESPECIALLY since Hard Target 2 took place in a jungle island setting.

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Been reading Predator: South China Sea since felix recommended it to me several years ago. 

 

That sounds like a zany novel. Then again, I imagine I'd enjoy those novels more than I did those AvP films or Predators, which I really did not enjoy.

 

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A Personal BS interlude:

 

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Watching that nutty 80s comedy I mentioned a while back, VOYAGE OF THE ROCK ALIENS (1984, YouTube) with Pia Zadora and Craig Sheffer.

 

Wow. Sorry to hear you have anxiety at the doctor's office. Then again, I imagine many do; I haven't even been to the doctor's office in way too long, which probably isn't good... anyhow, I imagine Engineer wishes he could have had one of those mellow pills in order to make Voyage of the Rock Aliens actually enjoyable to watch!

 

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The AV Club's A History of Violence - The Fast And The Furious (2001)

 

I know many won't like that movie being spotlited over some other genre movies from '01. Then again, I don't think 2001 was great for motion pictures in general.

 

Tonight, I went and saw Alien: Covenant in its debut. I saw it at a Cinemark, a joint Rene is familiar with; it was on their giant XD screen. As the visuals and sound was what I enjoyed the most about Prometheus, seeing it that way seemed logical to me... and it was a good call on my part. It looks and sounds great. I actually had dinner there beforehand; it was a pizza. It had the same effect on me as a gas station hotdog... that is not a good thing. Not eating a meal there is something I'll remember for the future. Before then I stopped at a Big Lots, and one I hadn't been to before. It was a pretty nice one, as least in comparison to the others. I rarely get movies there but they had a clearance rack where various DVD's were $2.50 or less, so it made sense to pick up stuff like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty when they're cheaper than an Amazon rental. I also got some things not as prestigious but maybe I'll mention them in the future. I was happy I got those, along with some random food & drink.

 

As for the movie... I imagine it'll divide people like Prometheus did, and if you liked Pro, you may not like Covenant as much. I'll try to be vague and informative at the same time. This is not as ambitious as Pro was, yet I did not feel as insulted by the story and all its plot points dependent on people being dumb as a box of hair, although as it's modern Hollywood, there are still stupid character moments in Covenant. At least, that's where I place the blame for it. There is plenty of gore for those that enjoy such things. As in the other one, Fassbender was a highlight, although the cast as a whole did a nice job and I wasn't as annoyed with them as I was in Pro. McBride actually did a swell job and wasn't over the top in a Kenny Powers sort of way. I guess I'll say A:C is good or maybe even pretty good... it's not legendary like the first two movies in the franchise, but I wasn't expecting it to be. I don't blame anyone if they aren't fans. At least this still has some interesting ideas.

 

One interesting moment was that a line was said in the movie... I am not sure if it was supposed to make people guffaw, but it was a "that's what she said" sort of comment, and people did end up laughing. It was a juvenile sort of thing, although I did snicker too. Then again...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
a rather obvious plot twist happens-I mean, I figured it out long before it occurs, and it is teased nicely-and some reacted out loud, as if they never suspected it. Maybe it was just me...

 

I can't complain about the crowd overall; they did not do anything to anger me. Speaking of that, someone I know also saw this tonight (it was elsewhere) & they mentioned on a social media platform that they had an incident where a random person accused them of piracy by filming the screen. It wasn't true... but this pal of mine mentioned that they were texting during the movie. They tried to rationalize it but I was gravely disappointed as I really thought they were the type of person to know better than to do shit like that. I wanted to reply with a comment but I'd rather not get into an argument when I imagine someone else will eventually mention how what they did was BS. I hope no one else I know does things like that, but I imagine a few do... I am better off not knowing about it.

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Interview with Avi Lerner on the 25th anniversary of the creation of Nu Image/Millennium Films:

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/avi-lerner-selling-his-company-moving-las-vegas-giving-stallone-a-new-life-1002713

 

His thoughts on Sly, the future of the EXPENDABLES franchise and other upcoming projects:

 

Quote:

 

Sylvester Stallone said there will be no more Expendables with him.

 

Well, that's what he said last time.

 

You think there might be another?

 

Not with Sylvester. There will be more Expendables, but not with him. Sly wanted to produce the movie, and I don't think he can produce the movie. He's a good actor. He's a good writer. But he's not a good producer. And I didn't want to give him $100 million to produce.

 

Are you still friends with him?

Obviously less. But I respect him. I think he's one of the icons of the world. You know, without being too mean, I took him when he was down, when nobody wanted to hire him, and I gave him Rambo and The Expendables. I think I gave him a new life.

 

So you're not doing Expendables 4?

We will do Expendables 4, without Sylvester Stallone. We've got a script. We're working on it. Look, Batman, they changed the guys. Spider-Man. You name it.

 

What's the biggest-budget movie you've made?

Expendables 3 was $80 million.

 

What's the most you've paid an actor?

 

Twenty million. Sylvester Stallone. We were going to pay him that for Expendables 4.

 

What's next?

 

We are going to do Hellboy [and] Expendables 4 next year. We're doing Expendabelles. It will be 10 big female names. We're doing Angel Is Fallen, we're shooting a movie called #211 with Nicolas Cage, and we just finished a movie called Stoic with Antonio Banderas.

 

On moving from L.A. to Las Vegas:

 

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I heard you left Los Angeles.

 

I moved to Las Vegas. Everyone knows the reason. California is quite a communist country. Las Vegas is free. There's no tax. Most of my time I spend in Las Vegas, working from Las Vegas and coming here for meetings.

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David Ayer "in talks" for the next SCARFACE remake:

 

http://deadline.com/2017/05/david-ayer-scarface-movie-director-talks-1202098163/

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Nice tribute to Powers Boothe from Walter Hill:

 

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/05/walter-hill-powers-boothe-tribute-1201818797/

 

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The news of his passing, especially so soon after that of Bill Paxton, came very hard. My friendship with Powers covered many years, yet we somehow managed to do only two films. I wish it had been 20.

 

We worked in deserts, swamps, and on sound stages; in all circumstances, I came to admire his good humor, his courtly manners, his bemused reserve… I used to gently tease him as the ‘Hamlet of the Prairies’, and even though it was difficult to imagine anyone more American (a Texan; proud of it), there was something grand about the performances, as well as the man, that was kindred to the Shakespearean.

 

He contained the not-unusual contradictions of the talented: tough, yet sensitive; powerful, but gentle; patrician in spirit, but much admired by crews and co-workers.

 

And, to put it simply, Powers was a great actor. But it was the kind of greatness best appreciated by colleagues, peers, observant professionals. He had many splendid tools at his disposal: a distinct look, a forceful presence and, of course, that voice, so striking in tone and rhythm… but he didn’t simply play off the dialogue – as they used to say, he could ‘silence the room with a look.’

 

The last few years we had drifted out of touch, not through any hard feelings, just the vagaries of our lives. Despite any distance with Powers, there were certain things I knew would be invariably true: Family first and always, a generosity of spirit, charitable work for veterans, love of country music, a passion for golf and baseball, and his commitment to the code of the Cowboy Way… It was my privilege to know him and direct him. I’m happy to say his memory will be with me to the end.

 

Rest in peace, Powers.

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Interview with Avi Lerner on the 25th anniversary of the creation of Nu Image/Millennium Films:

 

His thoughts on Sly, the future of the EXPENDABLES franchise and other upcoming projects:

 

On moving from L.A. to Las Vegas:

 

I've heard about The Expendabelles for so long I won't believe it's real until I see the movie myself. I did laugh at his comments about California, though.

 

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Nice tribute to Powers Boothe from Walter Hill:

 

Those were some touching comments.

 

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Interview with Luc Besson.

 

I am hoping Valerian turns out well, considering it's his passion project and he financed such an expensive film independently. I'll feel bad for him if it's not good or people around the world don't go and see it.

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I am hoping Valerian turns out well, considering it's his passion project and he financed such an expensive film independently. I'll feel bad for him if it's not good or people around the world don't go and see it.

 

I have faith in Besson that it'll be good. Trying to get as many people as i can to see it.

 

 

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Got in my replacement copy of Heat, and....SUCCESS! It works just fine!

 

Now I get to see Al Pacino's obvious stunt double in HD!

 

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Yeah that stunt double stuck out even on VHS. Good lord..
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Yeah, when I saw it first on dvd I was like "How did this get past someone as meticulous as Michael Mann?"

 

Pacino must have been drunk or something that day, because it's hard to believe that they couldn't have shot him going in, and then cut to the stunt double grappling with Rollins. Especially since they cut back again to Pacino grabbing Rollins and then the stunt double tossing him through the window.

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Face/Off has more of that than any action movie I've ever seen..
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It has been about three years since I've seen Face/Off, but one can never forget those stunt doubles.

Lethal Weapon 4 has a lot of that going on with Gibson. Plenty of times you can see his stunt double when it's not a close up.

Let's not forget about A View To A Kill. Just about any time there's an action scene we get to see Roger Moore's stunt double. I still like the movie though.
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Face/Off has not one single action scene where I can't CLEARLY see the stunt double's face. Like, "full on, he's staring at the camera" clear.

I haven't seen Lethal Weapon 4 in forever but I do remember one especially bad spot where you can see Gibson's stunt double spinning an LP forklift around towards the end.

Hard Target has it bad too. I think it's a Woo thing. Woo is shockingly sloppy sometimes..
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Yeah. That forklift scene is the most obvious of Gibson's stunt double in part 4.

Now you're giving me an excuse to revisit Face/Off, Fraid. So I can see those stunt doubles again.
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I have faith in Besson that it'll be good. Trying to get as many people as i can to see it. 

 

I'll be interested in hearing the reviews once it comes out.

 

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Got in my replacement copy of Heat, and....SUCCESS! It works just fine!

 

I am glad to hear that you were able to quickly get a new copy and now everything is hunky-dory.

 

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Let's not forget about A View To A Kill. Just about any time there's an action scene we get to see Roger Moore's stunt double. I still like the movie though.

 

Haha yeah, that was because he was so old at the time. It's most obvious when he's driving the Renault taxi and it completely falls apart. 

 

Today was a quiet day for me, which includes not watching movies. Tomorrow night I will watch one that I suspect will be hilariously wacky, so at least I have something to look forward to.

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I did laugh at his comments about California, though.

Yeah, that shows quite a distorted version of reality haha! It's also something you'd hear decades ago but in 2017 it sounds really weird! 

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Had a rent 1 get 1 free rental code from Redbox so last night I rented Sing for Renata, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back for me. Didn't see that one at the theater, and I really enjoyed the first one.

 

I'm watching Jack Reacher: Never Go Back right now, and I'm finding it to be pretty good so far. Not as great as the first film, but nowhere near as terrible as I'd read it was. I'll definitely pick up the blu whenever it's cheap. Another winner from Cruise as far as I'm concerned. Since I've got two more rent 1 get 1 free rentals, I'll definitely be using them as there's a few older releases at the Redbox that I've been wanting to check out.

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Nick Mancuso is such a great slimeball mobster in it. I love that bit of acting he does when he's gonna beat the hell out of Brandon Lee and starts biting his fingers.

 

 

So good.

 

I'm going to go so far as to say the films suffers a bit when Serrano gets taken out.  Having someone so obviously unhinged around really helps keep things interesting.  

 

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Top Ridley Scott:

 

1. Blade Runner (theatrical)

2. Alien

3. The Martian

4. Black Rain

5. Thelma & Louise

 

While we are talking Ridley Scott (very hit-and-miss for me lately), is there anyone in the world that doesn't think that the 'Director's Cut' of Alien is a complete waste of time?

 

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Has anyone seen the movies UNDERGROUND (2007) and BODYGUARD: A NEW BEGINNING (2008)? The writers apparently penned one of the Dolph projects called MALEVOLENCE (which I have a feeling he's more involved with creatively)...

 

I have seen Bodyguard.  It was OK, considering the low budget.  I remember it being quite slow-moving, though. 

 

There was an interesting development in the film:

 

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Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa was the main villain and, in a shocking development, he is given a legitimate grievance when his young daughter is murdered by someone on the protagonist's side. 
 
It added a dimension to the proceedings that helped it stand out a bit from the usual gangster fare. 

 

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Interview with Avi Lerner on the 25th anniversary of the creation of Nu Image/Millennium Films:

 

What a weirdo. 

 

He seems to be adamant that Ex4 will be Sly-less one moment and then hint that it may not be the case. 

 

No mention of the fact that our Nic Cage got hurt working on one of his films. There had better be a nice settlement heading Nic's way. 

 

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Yeah that stunt double stuck out even on VHS. Good lord..
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Yeah, when I saw it first on dvd I was like "How did this get past someone as meticulous as Michael Mann?"

 

Pacino must have been drunk or something that day, because it's hard to believe that they couldn't have shot him going in, and then cut to the stunt double grappling with Rollins. Especially since they cut back again to Pacino grabbing Rollins and then the stunt double tossing him through the window.

 

If your are enagaged with the film, these sorts of things become harder to notice.  Repeat viewings are where things become more noticeable.

 

In many cases, these things get noticed too late and the actors are no longer available/too expensive for pick-ups. Maybe someone forgot to check the gate on the shot with Pacino in it.....

 

American Ninja 2 has the worst example ever, i believe.  In a non-action scene, Dudikoff and James are in their captain's office getting told off.  When they leave, someone who looks nothing like Michael Dudikoff walks right past the camera.  The viewers mind boggles. 

 

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Trailer for HBO's upcoming TOUR DE PHARMACY, featuring a few folks of interest to this thread:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNUwVcp5iUY&ebc=ANyPxKpHV-4EnI-3H4DuwTn9zl2_dXaDR_gNdTPxTdTne90D5xD0oniUqRz2T6puV2UbTfywNtJn1ygyFWGdmydlZPO4kWGknw

 

Another sporting documentary?!!

 

This one looks like it will be a great follow-up to the tennis one. Everything is better with Dolph.  

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Returned Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Sing. Used the second of the three codes I have to rent Jason Bourne and Ouija: Origin Of Evil. I did want to rent XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage, but sadly this local Redbox didn't have it.

 

Heard some not so great things about Jason Bourne, and while I just started it, it's not bad. Cool seeing Damon doing these bare knuckle fights where he just knocks the guys out fast. As well as the fact that his character's Dad is played by GREGG HENRY, and his file photo is of him from his Good Will Hunting days.

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He seems to be adamant that Ex4 will be Sly-less one moment and then hint that it may not be the case.

What puzzles me most is his claim that EXPENDABELLES is still going forward. I thought it was dead and buried a while ago...!

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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/chris-cornell-dead-eric-roberts-music-video-nearly-forgot-my-broken-heart-audioslave-soundgarden-a7746321.html

 

Eric Roberts pays tribute to Chris Cornell. 

 

EDIT - Given the context of his death, the video may be a little difficult to watch.  I ran into the exact same problem when watching back many of Robin Williams' films. 


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Jason Bourne turned out to be ok. It wasn't anything great like the other films with Matt Damon, but it was serviceable enough. Nice bad guy turn from Tommy Lee Jones. Sadly he doesn't call anyone a jack off in the film.

 

Went out earlier with Vanessa to run a few errands, and to have dinner at Texas Roadhouse. That was delicious. Picked up a few household items at Target, along with a steelbook copy of 8 Mile that was on sale. The checkout girl mentioned that she'd seen a bunch of people buying it (the one I got was the last copy) and that she thought Eminem must be dead. I said no, and that it's just a popular movie. I myself haven't seen it since it was at theaters back in the day. That was the only time I saw it.

 

We stopped off at a Redbox to pick up two more reserved movies which were XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage, and Bad Moms. Hilariously enough, right after I got the movies, the machine messed up! That was some good luck on my part.

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Forgot to mention that I saw most of the series finale of Training Day the series. I was covered though. I've got a stockpile of blank Sony vhs tapes, and my Parents have a dvd/vcr combo that I programmed long ago for taping, so I went over to their house to set it to record the last episode since I figured I wouldn't be able to see it live. I did get home in time to see the last half of the show. So I won't be able to see the rest of the episode until tomorrow, but I did see JOACHIM DE ALMEIDA show up. Along with Noel Gugliemi. Nick Chinlund figured into the end of the show, and he does play the same character he played in the film. Apparently when Denzel Washington's character went down, all of his corrupt friends started offing each other, and Nick Chinlund and one other guy were the last men standing.

 

So I guess we know what happened to Richard Grieco and Peter Greene's characters. The show also has enough of an ending to be an ending to the show and not a cliffhanger that would have been resolved in season 2. Aside from something that was set up to be a problem for them in subsequent seasons if the show continued (a vast conspiracy called LEVIATHAN that was apparently far reaching up the ladder, and is even hinted to go into the government), the show wrapped up the central issue of who killed the trainee's father, and the show ended on a high note.

 

The saddest thing is that we now will no longer have any new Bill Paxton. At least I got to see him gleefully fire a .50 caliber machine gun from the bed of a truck. It was CGI gunfire, but that didn't matter. All that mattered was seeing him happily firing that big anti-aircraft gun.

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Jason Bourne turned out to be ok. It wasn't anything great like the other films with Matt Damon, but it was serviceable enough. Nice bad guy turn from Tommy Lee Jones. Sadly he doesn't call anyone a jack off in the film.

 

Oh, that's a shame. Hopefully you enjoy the new xXx; I know that most people on the Internet hated it but to me it was far more enjoyable as a Fast & Furious type movie than The Fate of the Furious.

 

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Forgot to mention that I saw most of the series finale of Training Day the series. I was covered though. I've got a stockpile of blank Sony vhs tapes

 

The saddest thing is that we now will no longer have any new Bill Paxton. At least I got to see him gleefully fire a .50 caliber machine gun from the bed of a truck. It was CGI gunfire, but that didn't matter. All that mattered was seeing him happily firing that big anti-aircraft gun.

 

To me, it's not only awesome that you still tape via VHS in 2017, but that Bill Paxton got to fire a big fucking gun.

 

The highlight of my day today was going to Walmart, where I picked up a few items; none of them were movies this time. I am about to start watching something I only discovered last night, and it may be something I have a lot to say about once I return in a few hours.

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Oh, that's a shame. Hopefully you enjoy the new xXx; I know that most people on the Internet hated it but to me it was far more enjoyable as a Fast & Furious type movie than The Fate of the Furious.

 

 

To me, it's not only awesome that you still tape via VHS in 2017, but that Bill Paxton got to fire a big fucking gun.

 

The highlight of my day today was going to Walmart, where I picked up a few items; none of them were movies this time. I am about to start watching something I only discovered last night, and it may be something I have a lot to say about once I return in a few hours.

 

 

I heard plenty of good things about the latest XXX via Dude Hallenbeck and Bob Plissken, so I'm really looking forward to seeing it!

 

Yeah, we don't have DVRs at either house, and actually, the reason I have so many vhs tapes, is because there were a whole bunch of them on clearance at Target last year, and my Mother wanted a set of tapes so she could record cartoons for Renata off of Nickelodeon! So we're putting vhs tapes to good use!

 

I went to Walmart as well today since Vanessa needed to go there specifically to get a few things before we went to eat at Texas Roadhouse. I was going to get a game or two there for my PS4, but then via the trusty Amazon app I found them to be significantly cheaper on there, so I decided to hold off on purchasing them, and it's always good to save a few bucks.

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