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I tried looking for one. Believe me. If I'd found one I'd post it here. All I could do was take a few snapshots of the dvd using my laptop. I might have oversold it a bit though. It's not so much a fight as MacGyver quickly smacks him in the face with a metal pipe. Still, it's MacGyver versus Al Leong! Ernie Reyes, Jr. is also there as a kid that was living in a monastery and naturally is great at martial arts. He's the one who has the real fight with Al Leong.

 

 

Here they are with Al Leong directly across from MacGyver and the metal pipe in the back of the truck next to him.

 

 

 

Here's MacGyver introducing the pipe to his face. That's actually the best picture I could get as it happens really quickly.

 

 

post #148202 of 151632

Just watched the Henry Rollins film HE NEVER DIED (2015) and really liked it.  Low budget, well-filmed, full of character and violent gallows humor.  Very much looking forward to the TV mini series sequel, which I hear is on the way.  Always been a big HR fan and it's so great to see him get the acting role of his career.  

 

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I just moved that up on on my Netflix Instant list. I've had it on there for a while now. I also noticed the Madeline Stowe thriller Blink is leaving Netflix Instant on the 30th. So I bumped that up to number 1 as I can't remember if I've seen it or not. I remember seeing the tv spots back in the day, and I may have seen it some time ago on Netflix, but I can't remember.

 

I also noticed that there's a few more movies I want to see on HBO GO including one that's leaving next month which is Hail, Caesar! Still haven't seen that one yet.

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At LETHAL WEAPON and there's maybe twelve people here. Pretty sure more people showed up for the dailies back in 1987 than did for this.

Which is cool. I always enjoy a private screening.

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I just moved that up on on my Netflix Instant list. I've had it on there for a while now.

Hope ya' like it!
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Ok, so I just saw MacGYVER FIGHT WITH AL LEONG in the season 3 finale.

 

Awesome. 

 

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Just watched the Henry Rollins film HE NEVER DIED (2015) and really liked it.

 

I have seen some other people praise it before.

 

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I also noticed the Madeline Stowe thriller Blink is leaving Netflix Instant on the 30th. So I bumped that up to number 1 as I can't remember if I've seen it or not. I remember seeing the tv spots back in the day, and I may have seen it some time ago on Netflix, but I can't remember.

 

Doing a quick scan, and I don't believe you have mentioned that movie here before; I hope it wasn't something that you have seen, because there's no worse endorsement than having no memory of a film you once saw.

 

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At LETHAL WEAPON and there's maybe twelve people here.

 

That's unfortunate; still, I presume you had an awesome time there. Me, I did not do anything today. At least tomorrow will be more eventful.

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Ah...who thought it was a good idea to let Scott Eastwood headline his own film?

 

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Ah...who thought it was a good idea to let Scott Eastwood headline his own film?

 

 

I don't think all of his pop's films were quality, he just didn't have the internet to follow him around.

 

I think Clint also had Rawhide to sharpen his skill, so Eastwood Jr. still has to find his chops.

 

I don't know that he will reach the heights that his dad did. The Man with No Name and Dirty Harry are pretty iconic characters.

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At LETHAL WEAPON and there's maybe twelve people here. Pretty sure more people showed up for the dailies back in 1987 than did for this.

Which is cool. I always enjoy a private screening.


That's a shame. Bostonians don't know what they're missing.
post #148210 of 151632

Here's an old interview with Stallone I happened across, like from 2006 I think.

 

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30932

 

Sly is not afraid to dish the dirt, nor afraid to put Richard Gere in his place regarding the Lords of Flatbush...

 

Quote:
 Yeah, the original part of Chico, which was played by Perry King, was originally supposed to be played by Richard Gere, but we never hit it off. He would strut around in his oversized motorcycle jacket like he was the baddest knight at the round table. One day, during an improv, he grabbed me (we were simulating a fight scene) and got a little carried away. I told him in a gentle fashion to lighten up, but he was completely in character and impossible to deal with. Then we were rehearsing at Coney Island and it was lunchtime, so we decided to take a break, and the only place that was warm was in the backseat of a Toyota. I was eating a hotdog and he climbs in with a half a chicken covered in mustard with grease nearly dripping out of the aluminum wrapper. I said, “That thing is going to drip all over the place.” He said, “Don’t worry about it.” I said, “If it gets on my pants you’re gonna know about it.” He proceeds to bite into the chicken and a small, greasy river of mustard lands on my thigh. I elbowed him in the side of the head and basically pushed him out of the car. The director had to make a choice: one of us had to go, one of us had to stay. Richard was given his walking papers and to this day seriously dislikes me. He even thinks I’m the individual responsible for the gerbil rumor. Not true… but that’s the rumor.

 

There's a lot of fun stuff in that interview.

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Somewhere in those Stallone Q&A's was his gracious answer to my query of whether his 1985 output helped bring down the Soviet Union.
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post
 

That's unfortunate; still, I presume you had an awesome time there. Me, I did not do anything today. At least tomorrow will be more eventful.

Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

That's a shame. Bostonians don't know what they're missing.

 

Yeah, eventually some more filled in and the crowd was maybe forty-five or fifty people.  The print looked good and sounded great and the audience whooped when Riggs & Murtaugh put down Mr. Joshua once and for all.  A mostly sedate screening that was still very much appreciated.

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Doing a quick scan, and I don't believe you have mentioned that movie here before; I hope it wasn't something that you have seen, because there's no worse endorsement than having no memory of a film you once saw.

 

 

 

I saw the film last night and seeing it, I really don't remember ever seeing it at all. Blink was an alright early 90's thriller. They do some really stupid things with the identity of the killer though. In the trailers and even early on in the film we see him, but they try to throw in a red herring or two and i thought that was ridiculous. Especially since we've already seen the killer. All in all it was at least cool seeing Aidan Quinn being bossed around by Bruce A. Young as his recently promoted lieutenant, and REMAR is Quinn's sort of partner. It was also amusing seeing Quinn at the beginning in a bar where Stowe's playing with her band, and HE BEGINS A STRIP SHOW. He does it all because he wants to impress her (weird that he's a cop too), and doesn't realize she's blind. That was pretty hilarious. Especially when she shows up later on when he takes on the case and is embarrassed.

 

Right now I'm watching Deadline Auto Theft. The second in the Gone In 60 Seconds trilogy by H.B. Halicki. I've had the dvd sitting there for a while. It's pretty cool so far with all the car jacking and chases. HOYT AXTON is the cop on the case. Looking it up, I see that it's really a patchwork job of scenes from Gone In 60 Seconds and The Junkman with new scenes of Hoyt Axton in the film. Doesn't bother me too much as I haven't seen the original Gone In 60 Seconds or The Junkman since I bought them in 2012.

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FYI gents, Streets Of Fire is now down to $13.89 on Amazon. I had a 3 dollar credit so with tax I only paid a little over 11 bucks. I'm looking forward to revisiting it since I haven't seen it since I bought the HD-DVD years ago.

 

Nearly done with Deadline Auto Theft. I mistakenly called it the second in the Gone In 60 Seconds trilogy, and it's really the third whereas The Junkman is the second film.

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I got that Streets of Fire blu recently myself. To the surprise of no one, it is GORGEOUS.

And fucking LOUD.

Felt nice to finally retire that piss poor non-anamorphic DVD..
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Fraid, I was just perusing Ronin Flix's catalog and Hands Of Steel keeps calling out to me due to your recommendation. I may just get it within a few weeks! At the very least I'll see one of the many versions on Youtube. There's a ton of Code Red releases I want to get right now, but they can be pricey. Out of curiosity I put all the ones I currently want (16 of them) in the cart and it came out to over 400 bucks!

 

 

Just started watching Gone In 60 Seconds II. I read that this is comprised of all the footage they shot before Halicki's tragic on set death. It's 33 minutes of footage. Nice that they included it as a bonus on this dvd set. Thus far this has been a pretty good buy at less than 4 bucks for a triple feature dvd. The other film was The Junkman, but I already have the dvd of that one.

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I hope I haven't built Hands of Steel up too much for you! As long as you understand what it is (which...I'm sure you do)...a zero budget Italian rip-off of The Terminator and (of all things) Over the Top. And I mean ZERO budget. You know how you know it's the future? There's dryer duct taped to everything...from walls to cars. But it's just mesmerizing in it's awfulness. I've seen it from beginning to end at LEAST a dozen times. It's one of those PERFECT Z-grade movies. I mean...a cyborg named PACO QUERAK (words cannot accurately convey my love for that name lol) versus a scenery devouring John Saxon who is wielding THE biggest laser gun in the history of cinema. Cheese glorious cheese! I hope when you finally see it that it hits you JUUUST right, perfectly in that bad movie pleasure center of your brain, like it did me..
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

 

Apocalypse, Italian Style!

 
by Patrick Bromley
 
 
"A pair of Italian rip-offs throw so much early '80s sci-fi action into a blender and the results are glorious.
 
I know I have beaten this drum again and again on this site, but I'll say it again: the 1980s were the single greatest decade for genre movies in history. A few mainstream successes made horror, sci-fi and fantasy extremely popular and profitable both at the cinemas and on the burgeoning home video market, where a demand for new product allowed a lot of films to be made and find an audience. There were big-budget Hollywood genre movies being made, but then there were the indie knock-offs of those same movies being produced by the likes of Roger Corman and Charles Band’s Empire Pictures. Then a step even below that were the Italian entries, rip-offs of American genre pictures that didn’t mind being imitative and, in the process, boiled so many of their predecessors down to their most outrageous elements. It was a great time to be a movie fan."
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40 Years Ago ...

 

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Nearly done with Deadline Auto Theft. I mistakenly called it the second in the Gone In 60 Seconds trilogy, and it's really the third whereas The Junkman is the second film.

 

I've only seen the original 60 Seconds, and that was many years ago. One day I should get around to watching all three.

 

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There's a ton of Code Red releases I want to get right now, but they can be pricey. 

 

I understand the feeling of wanting certain discs but there are too many to choose from and it'd cost too much to get all the ones you want.

 

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 I mean...a cyborg named PACO QUERAK (words cannot accurately convey my love for that name lol) 

 

The movie is not something I've seen either but as I am me of course I guffaw at a name like PACO QUERAK.

 

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Hopefully it's better than the Seagal movie, which I realize isn't a high bar to hurdle over.

 

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Apocalypse, Italian Style!

 

I haven't seen either one, which probably isn't a suprise, nor should it be a surprise when I say that I should see more Italian Apocalypse movies.

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(via Jordan Hoffman's Twitter)

 

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(via Priscilla Page)

 

 

Walter Hill on Lee Marvin: "I used to write everything for Lee Marvin. I never got a chance to work with him. He was always my ideal."

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I'm trying to think what would've been the perfect Walter Hill role for him.

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Finishing up watching Hail, Caesar! on HBOGO. I'd heard it had a lukewarm reception, and I get it, but I liked it well enough. Lots of character actors abound, Clancy Brown, Bob Rooney from Married With Children, Fisher Stevens, David Krumholtz, Patrick Fischler, cameos from Christopher Lambert and Ralph Fiennes, and we get to see Dolph in the shadows which is a travesty, because they could have at least lit him better.

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I'm trying to think what would've been the perfect Walter Hill role for him.

 

I am not sure either which role Marvin would have had, but I do wish it could have happened.

 

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Finishing up watching Hail, Caesar! on HBOGO. I'd heard it had a lukewarm reception, and I get it, but I liked it well enough.

 

Understandably, I've seen plenty of people say that movie is only OK; one day I should find out for myself if it's any good or not. As it's about Old Hollywood I certainly hope to like it.

 

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(via Jordan Hoffman's Twitter)

 

I had seen a photo of Pratt living in Hawaii and he was by his van, movie script in hand. I did not know it was for a short film directed by Rae Dawn Chong as I never looked into it. In fact, here's the photo, as his van was also his home at the time when he didn't live on the beach, and it's a bitchin' van at that:

 

 

He posted it on his Facebook page a few years ago w/ the caption: "Can't believe I found this picture!!! That is the van I lived in!!! In my hand is the script for the movie that got me out of Maui. Crazy."

 

Tonight will be another night where I relax, as I am dead tired. I don't even know if I'll make my customary late night post or not. I did return to Orlando today. The only thing of note is that I was at a local mall and they had a random stand in the middle of the mall where you got a paper bag and you could fill it with as much candy as could fit in there, and they had a few dozen different varieties. As cost was based on weight, I did not get too much. The next few days I know I'll occasionally eat that food.

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Today was a rough one for me, in terms of keeping positive.  Without going into too much detail, it started off with me wanting to visit some family but not really having the time or money to do so.  And when I finally decided to try, that family was already too set up with their day of other activities.  Following that, a roommate decided to have an unannounced cook-out for a couple of dozen of her friends without setting it up with the other roommates or myself first, which triply sucked as the other roommates were out of town so I was the only one that was impacted.  It's not that the roommate's friends are bad people or I hate cookouts or anything, but basically I was already in a rut and didn't feel up to being interesting for twenty five well-moneyed professionals.  I have to perform for people in my daily retail gig enough as it is, and given my mood today all I wanted at that point was quiet, which I wasn't going to get.

 

High-tailing it out of there by jumping on my bike with no destination, after about fifteen minutes I realized that I needed to get out of the area to a happier place, so I jumped on the train and took a ride out to Revere Beach, an East Boston shoreline as known for it's proximity and beach food as it is it's warm-evening streetfights, shootings and general city dwellers.  There are plenty of good people out there, happy families and all, but there are just as many troublemakers and drunks on a given summer night.   I got there in the mid afternoon so I didn't have any problems at the beginning.  Grabbed a slice of pizza from a streetside vendor, walked around and took some photos.  

 

 

Waiting for the train home though, in my last four minutes in the area, a local meathead was walking around taking a swig off some sort of alcoholic beverage and spitting it out again as if he was swilling tobacco chaw, one particular time a little too close to me for comfort.  "Heeey maaan," he warbled with the control of a fucking drinky bird on roller skates, "I didn't getcha there, did I...?"  No it's cool, man, I replied.  "I sure overdids it this tiiiime... Too maaaany screwdrivahs and blowjawbs... Haaah haaaah."  Then a woman walks by and he leans over his shoulder at her, saying "Nothin' like a tasty blowjawb, hyaaa haaaah" and then offers me a joint.  I waved it off and borrowed a line from the DRAGNET film saying "No thanks, I had a big lunch."

 

Walking away immediately as the subway pulled in and getting on a train car as far away as him as possible, I headed back into the city and wanted food, in fact this would be the only thing I'd yet had to eat today other than that single slice of pizza.  I headed to my favorite downtown diner and even that went to shit.  Looking at the menu and not wanting to load up on thick bready-rolled burgers or fried anything, I simply asked for a coffee and a blueberry muffin.  The new meth-looking waitress brought the coffee.  The muffin took so long, despite the fact that there were only two single other people in there at the time, that I drank two full cups of coffee and was preparing to just say the hell with it and ask for the check, when she showed up with a tepid, soaked corn muffin.  Already moving out in my head, I pointed out that I'd ordered a blueberry muffin and she mumbled "Oggh, we dint have any, we're outta them so I gived you corn."  I gave her three bucks for the coffee and walked out. 

 

Giving up on society as a whole, I headed back into Chinatown toward my train and decided to lift my spirits by getting some gifts for my Mom.  Some excellent lemon cake from a Chinese bakery and something I'd been meaning to get her for a while now, a Maneki-neko or Japanese/Chinese lucky cat.  Those little cat figures with the waving arms that are meant to bring luck to businesses and patrons and hopefully by extension regular non-businesspeople as well.  I figure Mom could always use more luck, and I like picking little things up for her like that.

 

 

Headed home, food shopped, saw the roommate cookout was still going on despite me being gone for five hours (it eventually lasted nine damned hours), I made a quick Eggplant Parmesan and watched the film THE BOOK THIEF (2013, blu-ray).  Liked it plenty.  Solid performances, fine life-affirming stuff for the most part.  Now off to sleep, hoping for a better or at least less annoying day tomorrow.


Edited by Engineer - 6/25/17 at 10:40am
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and we get to see Dolph in the shadows which is a travesty, because they could have at least lit him better.

Well he had a whole scene with Tatum inside the submarine so introducing him as a shadowy figure would have been cool if they didn't cut his scene off, that was the travesty, especially considering the Coen's enjoyed having him on board and apparently only cut the scene out because of time. That said, it's obvious from the final film that lots of footage got on the cutting room floor and that Dolph was not the only star to pay for it...

 

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Today was a rough one for me, in terms of keeping positive. 

Going through a bad time myself on personal level lately so I empathize...

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Going through a bad time myself on personal level lately so I empathize...

 

Better days to us all, man.  And at the end of the day I always feel like a dick for even complaining.  Lots of people out there have it worse when it all comes down to it, that's for sure. 

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Hope you feel better as well. Jox.

 

Found this review for Dolph & Denise Richards ALTITUDE.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Altitude-Blu-ray/178025/#Review

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

 

Apocalypse, Italian Style!

 
by Patrick Bromley
 
 
"A pair of Italian rip-offs throw so much early '80s sci-fi action into a blender and the results are glorious.
 
I know I have beaten this drum again and again on this site, but I'll say it again: the 1980s were the single greatest decade for genre movies in history. A few mainstream successes made horror, sci-fi and fantasy extremely popular and profitable both at the cinemas and on the burgeoning home video market, where a demand for new product allowed a lot of films to be made and find an audience. There were big-budget Hollywood genre movies being made, but then there were the indie knock-offs of those same movies being produced by the likes of Roger Corman and Charles Band’s Empire Pictures. Then a step even below that were the Italian entries, rip-offs of American genre pictures that didn’t mind being imitative and, in the process, boiled so many of their predecessors down to their most outrageous elements. It was a great time to be a movie fan."

 

My words, Fat Elvis, my words.

 

And now:


Happy Birthday, Dragonrage

 

Jos uvijek izgledas kao da ti je dvadeset godina,
dok vlada gusta magla
i kroz debela stakla,
u pola noci
i kad je zbog prevelike daljine tesko do tebe doci.
Zato sretan rodjendan i vjeruj da ni plasticni hirurzi nemaju tolike moci.


Du siehst noch immer aus als wärst du zwanzig Jahre alt,
wenn dichter Nebel herrscht
durch dickes Glas,
inmitten der Nacht,
und wenn es wegen der Entfernung nicht möglich ist, dich zu sehen in vollkommener Pracht.
Deshalb herzlichen Glückwunsch und glaube mir: „Nicht mal ein Schönheitsdoktor hat so viel Macht.“

 

First half is Croatian, the second German.

 

Via Google translate an English version

 

If you always look like you are twenty years old,
While dense fog drifts
And through thick glass,
In half an night
And when it is too hard for you to reach you too far.
So happy birthday and believe that plastic surgeons do not have so much power.

 

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gh7qz_sretan-rodendan_people

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Happy Birthday, Dragonrage!

 

I'm about halfway through the first season of GLOW on Netflix. Fun show. Killer soundtrack all over the episodes. Recommended.

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I'm four episodes in. Wonderful. Agreed on the soundtrack. It's essentially Boogie Nights with ladies' wrestling instead of porn. Marc Maron is a gem doing what's essentially kind of a William Friedkin impression. I laughed a ton at the Body Double reference.

 

How'd you like the special appearance by Paulie's robot, Molt?

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That was cool, but I laughed harder at another ROCKY IV "appearance" via portrait on the wall in that same episode.
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That was cool, but I laughed harder at another ROCKY IV "appearance" via portrait on the wall in that same episode.

 

Oh god, that was inspired, even if I don't think someone would get have that hung on a wall, technically, until 1987.

 

My favorite bit so far is Sam's dating profile. Also, the term "womb goof" needs to take off.

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My favorite bit from Maron, and there are many, is when he's pitching the show to one of the money men.

 

"Like porn you can watch with your kids. Finally!"

 

Started watching the new blu for LAWNMOWER MAN. Guess it really has been a long time since I've seen this flick because I forgot all about "Cyboman the Chimp."

 

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Today was a rough one for me, in terms of keeping positive. 

 

 

Sorry to hear that your day went so lousy, Engineer. At least you came out of it positively and didn't let it keep you down.

 

 

 

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Well he had a whole scene with Tatum inside the submarine so introducing him as a shadowy figure would have been cool if they didn't cut his scene off, that was the travesty, especially considering the Coen's enjoyed having him on board and apparently only cut the scene out because of time. That said, it's obvious from the final film that lots of footage got on the cutting room floor and that Dolph was not the only star to pay for it...

 

Going through a bad time myself on personal level lately so I empathize...

 

 

The least they could have done since they cut his scene was have him better lit for that very brief scene of him on top of the submarine. That sucks royally, but at least he's in Aquaman now.

 

Sorry to hear that you're having bad times as well Jox. I hope things pick up for you too.

 

 

 

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Better days to us all, man.  And at the end of the day I always feel like a dick for even complaining.  Lots of people out there have it worse when it all comes down to it, that's for sure. 

 

 

Don't feel bad about that Engineer. It's never a good thing to keep things bottled up inside you. It's good to vent your frustrations. A few years ago I went through a very very very rough patch for a little over a year in my professional career and since then things thankfully picked up for me. I just kept thinking "This is the bottom for me. I can only go up from here." That's pretty much how things have been for me. Things got better. One of the things that kept me sane was posting on here and chatting with everyone. We're here for each other. Never think it's a bad thing to complain about having a shitty day. We all have them to various degrees. Sometimes it's not worth mentioning much, and other times it's so bad we just need to speak about it.

 

 

 

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My favorite bit from Maron, and there are many, is when he's pitching the show to one of the money men.

 

"Like porn you can watch with your kids. Finally!"

 

Started watching the new blu for LAWNMOWER MAN. Guess it really has been a long time since I've seen this flick because I forgot all about "Cyboman the Chimp."

 

 

 

I could never forget about the nonsense that was CYBOCOP THE CHIMP. That's one of the most unintentionally funny things in the film that amused me even back when I saw it as a kid.

 

 

 

Revisiting Hang 'Em High right now. Picked up the blu at Dollar General for 5 bucks along with Street Smart on dvd for 4 bucks back on Thursday. Haven't seen Street Smart before, and Hang 'Em High it has been a long time that I barely remember much. It's a solid western with Clint being an innocent man who is lynched and saved by Ben Johnson. Pat Hingle makes him a U.S. Marshal and he sets out to track down and bring in the men that lynched him. I particularly liked the face that he's not vengeance driven like you'd expect. He does want revenge, but he also wants to do it by the letter of the law. He does kill a few, but in self defense and he actually does bring at least one in (Bruce Dern playing a slimy bastard) to be hanged. As is usual in revenge films, there's at least one person who doesn't like what happens and feels guilty, and he comes in to give the names of everyone who was part of the lynch mob. Clint doesn't hold him responsible and wants him pardoned since he's sick and dying. He also tries to help get two kids that were with Dern out of getting hanged, but that is to no avail.

 

The other standout besides Clint is Pat Hingle as the Judge who was based on a real judge who did a lot of hangings. He has several speeches and at one point goes out and yells to everyone about how good a Marshal Clint is when he single handedly brings in Dern and the two kids. The movie ends with two of the lynch mob still unaccounted for and Clint setting out to bring them in. Makes me wish we'd gotten a sequel. I'd have loved to see the continuing adventures of U.S. Marshal Jed Cooper who works for Judge Adam Fenton.

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Today was a rough one for me, in terms of keeping positive.

 

Sorry to hear that you had a real shit day yesterday; it's happen to all of us before once in awhile. Sorry to hear that things also aren't great for you, Jox.

 

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Found this review for Dolph & Denise Richards ALTITUDE.

 

Talk about a paycheck role for Dolph, where he apparently doesn't do much of anything.

 

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Happy Birthday, Dragonrage

 

Happy Birthday, indeed.

 

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I'm about halfway through the first season of GLOW on Netflix. Fun show. Killer soundtrack all over the episodes. Recommended.

 

Once I decide to return to Netflix, I guess I should watch it; a wacky show based on a wacky 80's television program (back when pro wrestling was a hot phenomenon) sounded odd to me but the more I hear about it, it probably will be something right up my alley.

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I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but I saw a dvd last night that needs to be seen to be believed. It's 179 minutes of Adam West at his Winter home in Idaho talking about all 3 seasons of the Batman tv series. He humorously called it ADAM WEST NAKED. Oh, and he also FILMED IT BY HIMSELF. Yes, he set up two cameras and while it's obvious that someone edited it all together, he's the only one there. He's controlling the camera facing him with a remote, and the one to the side he sometimes zooms in or out manually.

 

It's not just him sitting in one room for 179 minutes talking. No way. He spruces things up with humor that is PURE. WEST. He starts off in the basement where there's Batman memorabilia all over the place. The dvd is broken down into three sections as he covers each season. Towards the end of the first section when he's in the basement, his daughter comes down the stairs to tell him dinner's ready. When she leaves, he looks at the camera and says "This place is no longer secure." and he moves on. Throughout the next two sections we see his attic, his garage, and he also speaks while sitting near a pool, and at the end someone off camera says "Hello? Is someone there?" and Adam West gets up and bolts while saying "Oh my God, the guy who owns this place is here!" We then go to his exercise room where he occasionally works out while talking about Batman. He mostly works out when he thinks someone's walking by outside the window. Things close out in his art studio where he is painting and talking about the final episodes of season 3. In between all this we get a few brief scenes of him outside as it's December at the time and snowing. One time is right outside the front of his house while he wears a sweater with Batman on it, another is him pretending to ride a horse while he's on a saddle on his back porch, he drives his Tahoe away and knocks off the camera while talking about hitting his mark, and one last one is of him inside near his Christmas tree and playing around with a Kaleidoscope!

 

He also plugs his book Back To The Batcave. A lot.

 

So yeah, it was awesome seeing this. It was quite impressive that he filmed it himself, and throughout you can tell that he really cared about the fans. He also didn't forget to make this interesting and have some fun with it. Highly recommended.

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A little late, but here's my discussion of John Wick with my friends!

 

I'll be recording the Chapter 2 episode tonight.

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Saw this today and thought that there'd be a few thread regulars who might like to know about it!

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I'd love to own that Predator 2 Smart Disc bottle opener. Just so I can say "Guess who's back!?" when I reach for another beer bottle.

 

Ah, who am I kidding? I'd never take it out of the packaging. I'll just use the bottle opener on my trusty old fashioned can opener. I never use electric or even those can openers with the turning handle. They always end up breaking.

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Engineer: my friends who saw the Predator double feature at the Yonkers Drafthouse claimed that their print of the original also looked rough, but the second one looked pristine.
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This is real:

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I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but I saw a dvd last night that needs to be seen to be believed.

 

I can't say I am familiar with that but I am glad you enjoyed it. Him doing it all on his own is pretty awesome.

 

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A little late, but here's my discussion of John Wick with my friends!

 

I'll be recording the Chapter 2 episode tonight.

 

Neat. I'll have to listen to that sometime in the future.

 

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This is real:

 

That is a laughably bad Photoshop poster but the film is real... only it was renamed to Kill Switch, where earlier this month it got released to just a few cities for a week. From what little I've heard, it isn't too good.

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Kill Switch is also getting an August release here in Singapore.

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This is real:

 

"Redivider" has to be the longest single word palindrome I've ever heard of. 

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Sorry to hear that your day went so lousy, Engineer. At least you came out of it positively and didn't let it keep you down.

Don't feel bad about that Engineer. It's never a good thing to keep things bottled up inside you... 

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Sorry to hear that you had a real shit day yesterday; it's happen to all of us before once in awhile. Sorry to hear that things also aren't great for you, Jox.

 

Thanks guys, today was better by virtue that I waited until mid afternoon to actually attempt to do much of anything and that thing was basically just go for a two and a half hour walk.  Started out just as dropping something off at the library, then turned into coffee at a local spot, then more walking and more and more until I got bored with it and took the train home.  Listened to some music while doing so, so there's that.

 

 

 

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Engineer: my friends who saw the Predator double feature at the Yonkers Drafthouse claimed that their print of the original also looked rough, but the second one looked pristine.

 

   That's cool.  Quite a difference three years can make I suppose.  Though I'm willing to bet the PREDATOR print is probably by far the more requested and viewed print of the two.  And the prints the AVP films are probably pristine.  Can't imagine those getting requests for anniversary shows anytime soon.

 

What an awful thought, actually.  That the films with the best quality prints might often be the ones that were so bad they never made it into that many projectors.


Edited by Engineer - 6/25/17 at 9:44pm
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I watched Street Smart and revisited Almost Heroes earlier. I'd always heard that Street Smart was a decent film with an amazing breakout performance from Morgan Freeman. Seeing the film now, I totally get it. He's both terrifying and in some scenes likable. I read a review that said that the ending he got wasn't as deserving as a villain of his stature should have gotten, but I disagree. I thought it was a perfect end to such a slimeball character. The look of surprise and confusion was exactly what he deserved. The film was a passion project for Christopher Reeve, and you can see it from his performance. He gets dwarfed by Freeman, but everyone does in the film.

 

Almost Heroes was one I first saw a few months ago when I rented the dvd from Netflix, and then I found it really cheap at FYE. It has enough amusing things in it, and it was far as things go concerning Chris Farley, it certainly could have been a worse film to go out on as far as leading performances are concerned. It has some funny bits in it, and I was entertained again seeing it, so there's that much.

 

Speaking Netflix dvd rentals, I'm watching my rental of the week. Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2. I really enjoyed the first one a whole lot, and this one is pretty good so far. It really has the feel and look of the SAW films, but it also has some really whacked out gore effects. We're talking gruesome and painful looking stuff on par with the 80's. The FX guys must have had a field day with this film. I'm amused that BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN is in the film as the second in command of the titular character, and he actually dons the Chromeskull in the film. The eternally lovely Danielle Harris also shows up as another associate of the Chromeskull killer.

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Rene, did you watch through the end credits of Chromeskull?  There's a stinger that would make for a helluva next film (that we'll probably never see).

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