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Bookine Woodbine!

 

And why the hell is Jessica Biehl still getting work? She looks real Horse face to me.

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Originally Posted by felix View Post

By the way, seen any of the recent films you liked? I can tell you WRATH OF THE TITANS was a bust. Loved THE HUNGER GAMES. And am looking forward to THE AVENGERS in May.

Not many "good" ones, and I stay away from most big movies now, but for instance I liked the drama/thriller PERFECT SENSE with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green the other day. Earlier this year I really dug THE DESCENDANTS with George Clooney and CAFE DE FLORE a film from Quebec...
 

 

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A movie I've just read about that has me curious -MOTORAMA:

 

"10 year old Gus (Jordan Christopher Michael) ditches his seemingly monstrous parents (heard offscreen in a fight that would make Edward Albee blush) to drive across the country in search of eight “Motorama” cards collected at select gas stations. Like those McDonald’s summer cash-in games (I was always partial to the Dick Tracy one myself), Motorama offers an elusive grand cash prize for the savvy driver who completes his set. Despite being underage and under five feet tall, Gus gets off to a quick start cruising in a gorgeously vintage cherry red Mustang and a clever contraption to reach the pedals.

 

But what kind of road would let a child cruise by through six states? One that isn’t quite the America we know. Motorama takes place in a mildly alternate universe, one with slightly surreal leanings that fall somewhere between the brunch plate of David Lynch and Tim Burton. Like other tried and true road movies, it’s filled with elegant landscape shots and quirky locals that pop in for brief and odd episodes with our young and wise-beyond-his-years (maybe) hero. 
 
But rest assured, this ain’t North."
 
Co-starring Meat Loaf!
 
"A  bizarre little piece of light surrealism peppered by an odd dose of black comedy."

 

 


Edited by Fat Elvis - 4/1/12 at 3:04pm
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PERFECT SENSE. Heard good things about that one. It hasn't been released here though.

 

Re-watched that TOTAL RECALL remake trailer again. It doesn't really look that bad, if you ignore the way they blatantly re-copy scenes from the original. I admit having Kate Beckinsale as Lori was good casting though.

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I put up the trailer on the main site, but I agree with you felix. It actually reminds me quite a bit of Minority Report.

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Thanks Rene. I'll probably watch this but i am not getting my hopes up. It's clear that they are not interested in doing anything original here.

 

Sad really.

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Yeah, I'm not jumping for joy or anything. Remaking it is just plain wrong, so the best we can hope for is a harmless action film.

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I'd heard bad things about the JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING blu, but I thought it looked great last night. I may upgrade.

 

 

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felix, Jessica is just so a...BIELing, that she gets cast in more films!

 

Rene (Mr.Eko), On the new Total Recall...Maybe Schwarzenegger is still in...Rekall, and is having a...Nightmare about Colin Farrell Remaking one of his best films without...Getting His Ass To Mars!

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Here's another Q for you all: BLADE RUNNER vs TOTAL RECALL? Put me on team Rutger!

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

TOTAL RECALL LITE trailer:

 

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=88528

 

Ho-hum.



Umm...except for the complete lack of Mars, how is this any different from the original?

 

I won't lie, some of the shots look good, and the CGI is particularly high quality at least on this apple embed trailer but completely derivative and uninspired.

 

I think we have already named two obvious influences being BLADE RUNNER and MINORITY REPORT...the car sequences look like they were lifted directly from THE FIFTH ELEMENT.

 

I am sure the list of "influences" will grow exponentially.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

Here's another Q for you all: BLADE RUNNER vs TOTAL RECALL? Put me on team Rutger!



I won't say that Total Recall is better than Blade Runner, but I enjoy Total Recall more.

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John Matrix, To me there is no comparison...Total Recall...Slashes, the...Runner, with his own...Blade!

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Just watched Black Hawk Down on BluRay. Movie is way better than I remember. I recall it being a very interesting experience, but not really a great film. I've changed my mind.

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I've never seen part 2 before. Always heard it was vastly inferior, but since it was part of the package I'll end up checking it out at some point. Is it as bad as I've always been led to believe?



It's got some good ideas, and I think it keeps the story going.  But it is definitely inferior.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

I'd heard bad things about the JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING blu, but I thought it looked great last night. I may upgrade.

 

 



I've been pondering picking it up, especially since it's so cheap on Blu-ray, but I will stay with my HD-DVD of it.



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Originally Posted by duke fleed View Post

felix, Jessica is just so a...BIELing, that she gets cast in more films!

 

Rene (Mr.Eko), On the new Total Recall...Maybe Schwarzenegger is still in...Rekall, and is having a...Nightmare about Colin Farrell Remaking one of his best films without...Getting His Ass To Mars!


 

duke fleed, that is the most sound explanation for this remake that I've heard.



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Just watched Black Hawk Down on BluRay. Movie is way better than I remember. I recall it being a very interesting experience, but not really a great film. I've changed my mind.



I've always loved the film. It's very well made and full of great performances. I've got the 3 disc dvd set.

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Originally Posted by James Woods' Career View Post

Just watched Black Hawk Down on BluRay. Movie is way better than I remember. I recall it being a very interesting experience, but not really a great film. I've changed my mind.



I think it's one of the great modern war movies. One of Ridley Scott's masterpieces.

 

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As predicted, "Total Recall" looks like horse shit aside from Cranston and Farrell, though given that it's Len Wiseman, I doubt it will have an effect on the trailer's hyper-generic appearance. There's a good chance I won't even bother seeing this one at the Redbox or on cable, let alone in theaters.
 

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Not many "good" ones, and I stay away from most big movies now, but for instance I liked the drama/thriller PERFECT SENSE with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green the other day. Earlier this year I really dug THE DESCENDANTS with George Clooney and CAFE DE FLORE a film from Quebec...


The Descendants was brilliant. Clooney deserved the Oscar here, a career-best turn. Actually cried at the end, very personal stuff for me. It should be a rule that from now on, Robert Forster punches teenagers in the face in every movie he makes.
 

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

Here's another Q for you all: BLADE RUNNER vs TOTAL RECALL? Put me on team Rutger!


It's like forcing me to choose between the steak and the lobster with no surf-and-turf option: I love 'em both, but at the end of the day, Blade Runner is superior. Still, some days I'll go Total Recall.

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Was gonna watch Vanishing Point, but the DVD is the US version on one side, the UK version on the other. Which do I watch?

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Hey Guys, I have has such a...Super night, it is if I took some of Disney's...XDstasy!  After watching...Iron Man on the...Special...FX Channel, I saw...Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes!  This was truly a...MARVELous night!  It is also...Awesome to see S.H.I.E.L.D. front and center of US-M, and The Avengers!  Finally, after seeing the team up of...The Avengers and The Fantastic Four vs...EEEEEEEEEvil Dr. Doom, the only other thing I can say is...Avengers Assemble, with the...FANTASTIC FOURsome!, only on...Disney XD!

 

Hey Guys, I also...Loved, Black Hawk Down!  It is my...2nd Favorite Ridley Scott film after...Gladiator!  My mind never...ROME's during that film!

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The Descendants was brilliant. Clooney deserved the Oscar here, a career-best turn. Actually cried at the end, very personal stuff for me. It should be a rule that from now on, Robert Forster punches teenagers in the face in every movie he makes.

Haha right on! Saw it twice and found it very smart and profound not to mention its wit and humor. I was'n't into Payne's previous films but this one really got me on a personal and emotional level as well. The best of what Hollywood can deliver in terms of intelligent and entertaining dramedy...

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Revisited Resident Evil: Extinction, Fantastic Four, and Dressed To Kill earlier. Still solid films. Extinction has great action, and I hadn't seen Fantastic Four since I rented it long ago, but it still was a good combination of action and comedy. Dressed To Kill is of course amazing and De Palma does his usual brilliance with the camera, as does Pino Donaggio. Michael Caine is awesome, and Nancy Allen and Angie Dickinson are sexy. So yeah. It's top shelf.

 

Started watching Friday The 13th: The Series season 2. Nothing really good so far, as I'm barely on the 3rd  episode, but the second episode had Joe Seneca, the villainous Dr. Meadows from The Blob. Might start watching Futurama: Volume 6 after the next episode.

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Hey Guys, I have has such a...Super night, it is if I took some of Disney's...XDstasy!  After watching...Iron Man on the...Special...FX Channel, I saw...Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes!  This was truly a...MARVELous night!  It is also...Awesome to see S.H.I.E.L.D. front and center of US-M, and The Avengers!  Finally, after seeing the team up of...The Avengers and The Fantastic Four vs...EEEEEEEEEvil Dr. Doom, the only other thing I can say is...Avengers Assemble, with the...FANTASTIC FOURsome!, only on...Disney XD!

 



I loved both shows. It's nice to see a wisecracking Peter Parker again and the set up with the four other heroes has a lot of potential. As for The Avengers, another excellent episode. I loved how Hulk and Ben just start fighting the second they see each other. That's hilarious. But I wonder what exactly Dr. Doom is up to? And when will Thor and Hank return?

 

Fat Elvis, it really is no contest. As much as I love Ahnuld, Blade Runner is by far the superior film. Hell, I like Starship Troopers more than I do TR.

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Dressed To Kill is of course amazing and De Palma does his usual brilliance with the camera, as does Pino Donaggio. Michael Caine is awesome, and Nancy Allen and Angie Dickinson are sexy. So yeah. It's top shelf.

 

 



I'm a big fan of the weird little run of slightly crazy movies Michael Caine made in the early 80's: DRESSED TO KILL, THE ISLAND, and THE HAND. Kind of fearless choices.

 

I've got HBO and Cinemax free this weekend: DVR set for DePalma's brilliant FEMME FATALE and TURK 182!

 

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I still need to see The Island. It needs to be put up on Instant or on the Burn On Demand, since it's probably a long shot that it will get a mass release.

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Catching Up...

 

ROBOCOP vs. THE TERMINATOR:  Two great but very different sci-fi action classics.  For me, THE TERMINATOR is a relentless chase experience.  For those who weren't around in 1984 when the film was released, it was a revelation.  A smaller-budgeted flick that gave us a half dozen of our future-favorite actors and told a more interesting and effective story than the bigger guys were producing with five times the resources.  ROBOCOP, which looked like a joke when it was first being promoted in 1987, was more classically plotted, had razor sharp humor and ultraviolence to spare.  THE TERMINATOR was fairly exciting and even scary for it's time and ROBOCOP was it's younger, wilder brother.  Personally, I feel that THE TERMINATOR is the better film, but ROBOCOP is more fun to revisit.  

 

BLADE RUNNER vs. TOTAL RECALL:  It seems sillier to me to pit these two against each other.  BR is the beautiful, thought-provoking, film-noir influenced, hyper-quotable masterpiece that is still being visually referenced more than 30 years later.  And TR has a three-boobed space hooker, murder one-liners and Arnie in drag.   Which is all well and good, don't get me wrong.  You need a little "goofy" once in a while.  I like TOTAL RECALL just fine and can quote it with relative ease.  It's good pizza and beer with the guys on a Friday night.  But BLADE RUNNER's my filet mignon.  

 

Heya, FAT ELVIS...  Regarding MOTORAMA.  It's "okay."  Released in the early 90's during the indy road-film boom alongside flicks like RUBIN & ED and ROADSIDE PROPHETS, the flick was intriguing enough in theory with it's gas station contest-based plot and multiple cameos (it seemed like half the films at the time existed only for their cameo appearances).  But they never really went far enough with the concept.  The original promo art featured an angry little kid with an eyepatch behind the wheel of a car screaming his head off Sam Kinison style.  But that's not the movie we got. I'd expected a film about a 10 year old maniac zooming through the Southwest leaving insanity in his path - the antithesis of HOME ALONE, CURLY SUE and other sweet little kid movies of the time - which I think I would've liked a bit more... What it was was fine, but I never needed to see it a second time.

 

BATTLE ROYALE II: No, it's not as good as the original.  Kenta Fukasaku is nowhere near as talented a filmmaker as his father was. (YO-YO GIRL COP, anyone?)  The film definitely has it's problems.  It's not as nuanced as the original, borrows beach attack realism from Saving Private Ryan, has a moment in the climax that lifts its drama from a certain classic American western, and one's tolerance for Riki Takeuchi depends on one's love for scenery chewing excess.  BUT... It has a great first half hour or so, I like the ways in which it ties in with the first film.  And for what it's worth, I find Takeuchi fairly funny.  What Kitano had in his threatening silences, Riki has in Jack Nicholsonesque craziness.   

 

Many of the negative opinions I'd read about the film during its initial release seemed to center on the fact that, well, the Unnamed Country That Is Hinted to be America in BRII, released in 2003, is portrayed as a bullying global force, which was a narrative decision made with especially bad timing coming so shortly after the 9/11 tragedy.  BRII also features one early shot of Tokyo skyscrapers being toppled, provoking sudden, terrifying and unfortunate WTC memories and tries to see the individual's side of being - or being branded as - a terrorist.  Even though one may be a proud citizen of the United States, one could see - especially during and after the Bush Years - how sometimes other nations see us as aggressive and less than 100% sympathetic.   And sometimes, in some ways, we have been.  That's a bitter message for some viewers to face.  But to those viewers, I say think of it this way...  Aside from the fact that 95% of the conflict of BRII is generation-based (see the tag line "We declare war on all adults!") and not politicallly-based... America's usually the good guy in most movies.  At least most of the movies that we make and see.  Even if the aforementioned scenes were intentional, this is just our turn at bat.  It's simply another point of view.  Relax, it's just a movie... and it's just a b-movie filled guns and gore at that.  Here's hoping the above op/ed doesn't rile anyone up.  It's just a personal observance.  No matter where someone hangs their hat, in what nation and under what god or gods, we all have things we love... be they families, friends, favorite songs... or movies.  I'm just happy we have places like these to connect with one another and discuss them.  So much better than fighting...  Don'tcha think?    

     

 

The weekend's views...    

FUTURAMA: VOLUME FIVE (only halfway through it, always love it) 

THE YAKUZA (terrific stuff, great casting)

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (not bad but from these filmmakers I wanted more) 

52 PICK-UP (still like it, Glover is great)

RUMBLE FISH (great cast, great filmmaking, story needed more punch)

LOVE AT LARGE (a lesser Rudolph film, but not without its charms), and...

THE DUKES (sweeter than expected, I'd like Davi to direct again).


Edited by Engineer - 4/2/12 at 12:34am
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

I've never seen part 2 before. Always heard it was vastly inferior, but since it was part of the package I'll end up checking it out at some point. Is it as bad as I've always been led to believe?

 

It over reaches, wanting to be more than the original set out to be. I'll need to revisit it, but my impressions at the time were that it was a real jumbled mess with an impossibly terrible over acting tole as the teacher. I mean this dude wanted to overact Jeremy Irons circa Dungeons and Dragons. Out Shatner frikkin' Shatner. A trainwreck to behold. Time may have smoothed out some of the sharper edges of my memory of it, so approach with caution.

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Almost 2 hours ago I got back from Wrestlemania 28 in Miami. Yeah, I left the stadium and drove the 3 plus hours straight home. Man, right about now I feel like death warmed over, and I spent the time getting the stuff out of my car, having something to eat and drink, catch up on some websites, and take a shower. I had a long few days with not as much sleep as usual, but despite some hassles it was still nice to have a weekend be different from the usual and as a longtime wrestling fan I can finally say I saw a Wrestlemania live.

 

There isn't too much to say about Friday or Saturday down there, except that Saturday I went to a joint I had been to one before; it's usually a New York thing so some of you guys may have heard about it, but the great Shake Shack has a location at Miami Beach, and if they also had one in Orlando I'd eat there quite often. They have good burgers and fries but the stuff they are named after... pretty great. Now, that place is also great because that location has a few allusions to Miami Vice, which is a win right there. This time, I had a special concoction known as the Vice Krispy Treat, and beside the awesome name it's cream, marshmallows, and crispy cereal. It was so good it made my toes curl!

 

Sunday, before I went to the big show in the football stadium in Miami I saw the local baseball team, the Miami Marlins play an exhibition game; I went to it as they have a brand new stadium and it's real nice and fancy. The team now has tropical colors, so now again I have to think about Miami Vice.

 

Finally, the big show, in front of a legit 70,000 plus. I haven't regularly watched WWE in years and after this show I was reminded why; I rarely blame the wrestlers on the shows... rather it's how they are used, as in who is pushed to be a star and which matches get a lot of time and that sort of thing. Still, I can't really complain about the overall experience as at least there were some real good or better matches, and the setup and presentation was pretty high quality. They had video screens so even though I sat in the Bob Uecker seats (and boy am I dating myself there with that) my view was still fine. They had a giant entrance way and it was palm trees and colorful and it looked like the good old coke-fueled days of the city.

 

The main reason why I went there was the main event of John Cena vs. The Rock in the latter's home area. The match was about what you'd expect. Maybe it went a few minutes to long and I was surprised the crowd wasn't batshit crazy for it the entire time, but they were so happy at the end when Rock got the win. Throughout the night there were various chants between the pro Cena and the anti Cena people. Believe it or not, some people by me hated Rock so often they would insult him to the other people in my section by referring to him as The Tooth Fairy!

 

In terms of interesting things at the show, the celebrities who participated in the show included Maria Menounos (of all people) wrestling in a tag team ladies wrestling match, despite legit having an injured rib due to Dancing With The Stars; I did not complain as she is rather hot. Also Mike Tyson was there, and rappers Flo Rida and Machine Gun Kelly (that guy is rail thin, as if he's 120 pounds), and the latter was introduced by Diddy, of all people. In the crowd was the incredibly vain baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Oh, and during the show they played a 30 second ad for the new G.I. Joe movie I hadn't seen before.

 

I'd say more but I really need to get to bed now before I'm up for like 24 hours straight, which will really be shitty. I'll catch up on the past few days and I'll also mention more about my time down there and some of the rather strange characters I came across; at the show, for example, was a guy dressed up like 80's era Randy Savage, which was AWESOME.

 

But yes I'm glad to be back home; at times I swear South Florida is just like the Wild West, and not in a good way. It's almost like another world down there, with all the horribly rude people down there who'll practically knock you over as you're walking, or especially the atrocious way they drive, driving way over the speed limit on the freeways.

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Fight Choreographer Larnell Stovall talks about the upcoming Action flicks of 2012.

 

Great interview!

 

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Mister Falcon, At the end of the ep, Doom is looking at his scans of The Wasp and Sue, and Sue is revealed to be a...Skrull!  Yes the...Kree Skrull War is part of the 2nd season of The Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes!

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I've been avoiding Wrestlemania spoilers all day! I scroll upwards and my eyes happen to focus on the result of the main event. Needless to say I'm pleased. I hope you had a great time Weapon!
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The Perfect Weapon, I am glad you didn't have to...Wrestle with much, thus you endured the...Mania, of seeing The Rock...Roll John Cena, as if there were any...Roadblocks to DJ Winning!  The Shake Shake is...Awesome!  You realize that The Shake Shack isn't in Orlando, because if...Mickey Mouse ate there the Health Department would have to shut them down!

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I'll take RoboCop over all the Terminators, honestly.


Man, that's tough having to pick between the first Robocop and the first two Terminators. It's like me having to choose my favorite ice cream flavor, or having to pick between Die Hard vs. Aliens; having to pick one definitively is nigh impossible.

 

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Speaking of High Road To China, I remember another 80's Raiders Knockoff called Shanghai Surprise with Madonna and Sean Penn.

 

Anybody seen it?


Oh man. I've read a detailed recap of it before and saw a few minutes of it on TV a few years ago. It's pretty bad and had quite a bit of production woes. It was executively produced by George Harrison! I know that Madonna and Penn only agreed to do the film as they were newlyweds at the time and they liked the idea of a free trip to Hong Kong.

 

Not even the presence of Professor Toru Tanaka and Victor Wong would make me want to watch it all but from the clip I saw... WOW that was some method acting from Penn there. He looked so crazy I just have to share this moment which happens to be online. The sound is not in sync but he looks about 10 times worse than I felt last last night, as if he had not sleep at all in the past week and ingested about 5 Red Bulls in a row just to stay awake. He frankly looks terrifying!

 

 

 

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Just finished the premiere episode of the Reelz channel presentation of True Justice. Was reelz bad.


That's about the best review that you can have of what I figured was pretty poor. I am glad I had zero expectations for it.

 

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I've been avoiding Wrestlemania spoilers all day! I scroll upwards and my eyes happen to focus on the result of the main event. Needless to say I'm pleased. I hope you had a great time Weapon!


Well, shit. I was actually worried last night about anyone possibly wanting to watch the show today and thus not wanting to hear any of the results. I do apologize if you or anyone else would have preferred not knowing what the result of the main event was before getting to watch it.

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Continuing my jaunt thru 50's Sci-Fi with THIS ISLAND EARTH. If need be, I'll be a one man Mystery Science Theatre.


An appropriate reference; if it was accidental, then you should know that for some reason the MST3K movie used that film to make fun of. I thought it was odd as I wish they would have gone with one that was worse than that and more goofy. Oh, if only the MST3K movie would have turned out better...

 

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A movie I've just read about that has me curious -MOTORAMA:


Never seen it but I've heard of it and it sounds too strange for me. However, the full movie IS on Hulu and not even Hulu Plus.

 

One more thing about my Wrestlemania experience last night: the people I sat by in the Bob Uecker seats, some of them were wacky. I wish they would not have cursed so often when there were kids around; then again that seems to be a common problem with too many wrestling fans. One reason they said they hated The Rock was because he "sold out", which I've heard for a long time and was even said by Cena during the buildup for their match. Yes, "selling out" by leaving wrestling to become a bigger star in the acting field. Those guys wouldn't have done the same thing if they were in his shoes? Sometimes I really don't like other wrestling fans in general.

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Saw We Own the Night finally, loved Joaquin's Young Marlon Brando imitation. Had a few good car chases but otherwise nothing to write home about, even with Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes masturbating to Blonde.


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Guy Pearce sure knows how to treat a Gal in this LOCKOUT Clip.

 

Maggie Grace makeover!

 

 

 

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I've never seen part 2 before. Always heard it was vastly inferior, but since it was part of the package I'll end up checking it out at some point. Is it as bad as I've always been led to believe?

Yes.

 

Watched Deep Rising again the other night and loved it more than ever! I want to make babies with Una Damon.

 

Gonna try and see both Lockout and Safe next month, and find a copy of The Raid from somewhere.

 

Working sucks, it's taking up way too much of my time. Hope to catch up more with you guys on the weekend.

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Saw We Own the Night finally, loved Joaquin's Young Marlon Brando imitation. Had a few good car chases but otherwise nothing to write how about, even with Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes masturbating to Blonde.



That was a particularly disappointing film because after THE YARDS and LITTLE ODESSA I thought James Gray had a chance to be a special one. Instead, what an awful mess!

 

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I liked We Own The Night. It was a pretty good thriller, and Joaquin falling on that pole just looked like it actually hurt him or the stuntman that hit it.

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Amazon order of the Week: THE SPLIT + THE RED HOUSE.

 

I wasn't going to admit this, but (speaking of Joaquin Phoenix) I also DVR'd RUSSKIES. Haven't seen it since I was a kid. Gonna watch it tonite and make fun of it.

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felix, Obviously Guy, found Maggie's voice so...PEARCEing in Taken, that he decided to treat her with less...GRACE!

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Saw an advance screening of "Lockout" last Friday. It's the goods, fellas. Guy Pearce should be in all the movies. He just crushes it as Snow. That gentleman can sell a quip.

 

Some dodgy FX in a motorcycle chase at the beginning, and the movie feels like it's been edited within an inch of its life (mostly likely to get a PG-13 rating). But it's still everything you could want in a movie that's "Escape From New York" in space.

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It seems like Escape from New York meets Fortress, except maybe not as violent...or is it?

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Got in Attack The Block, Cop Land: Theatrical Cut, Porky's Triple Feature, and the Waxwork double feature from Amazon. Also got in The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning graphic novel.

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How come nobody ever mentions PORKY'S when they talk about great trilogies??!!

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The first and 3rd are pretty good, but I agree that The Next day isn't all that great. They try to add gravitas to the characters and retcon some stuff. In the first one Wendy is an easy slut, then we get that emotional scene in part 2 where she tells Pee Wee that it's all lies. Although it has been a long time, so perhaps my mind will change.

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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

The first and 3rd are pretty good, but I agree that The Next day isn't all that great. They try to add gravitas to the characters and retcon some stuff. In the first one Wendy is an easy slut, then we get that emotional scene in part 2 where she tells Pee Wee that it's all lies. Although it has been a long time, so perhaps my mind will change.



I love the first two, but I'm not crazy about Porky's Revenge. After revisiting The Wild Bunch, Inception, and Centurion this weekend, I got my ass to Mars tonight and revisited the original Total Recall. I'll see the remake, but there is no way in Hell that it will top the real deal.

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STASH HOUSE, DRAGON EYES, and EL GRINGO all to premiere via VOD on May 11th as part of "After Dark Action":

 

http://www.afterdarkaction.com/index.html

 

 

Quote:
Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2012) – Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will debut the new action movie franchise AFTER DARK ACTION, it was announced today by Courtney Solomon, After Dark Films President and CEO. The first generation of AFTER DARK ACTION movies includes five original, adrenaline-pumping films starring international stars such as Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, James Caviezel, Cung Le and Christian Slater. AFTER DARK ACTION will showcase the movies theatrically as a commercial film festival in markets nationwide and on VOD on May 11. “After many years with the HORRORFEST ‘8 FILMS TO DIE FOR’ and AFTER DARK ORIGINALS brands, we are excited to expand into the action film arena,” says Solomon. “Our mission is to create innovative, first-rate entertainment for action lovers everywhere.”

 

Guess they'll get released in 8 theaters as well that weekend.

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I may buckle down and rent Stash House, because that's the one I'm most curious about.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
How come nobody ever mentions PORKY'S when they talk about great trilogies??!!


I just watched all three PORKY'S films a few weeks ago and damned if I wasn't fully entertained.   When I was a kid they seemed like the most useless flicks in the world, aside from the first film's interesting take on anti-semitism and overcoming learned prejudice (and the hilarious "Lassie" scene).  While I remembered the first film quite well, I'd  all but forgotten parts two and three... and was happy to have found them engaging and even sweet by the time the third was over.  The Ballbricker storyline had real heart, I thought.

 

I miss the better teen and/or sex comedies of the old days in that respect.  They had subtext.  LITTLE DARLINGS, CLASS, MEATBALLS, RISKY BUSINESS...   The AMERICAN PIE quadrilogy (not including the DTV ones) did it pretty well for the most part.   And OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE is a personal favorite.  I know Pawtucket, RI pretty well.  There's a lot of truth in that flick.

 

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