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Very interesting.  What do you think that's about?  Standard reshoots or additional fighting?  Maybe something better?


I don't know.

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I'll be taking half day off tomorrow to check out Cabin In The Woods. (I'll be leaving LOCKOUT for this weekend).

 

I am not asking for SPOILERS, but for those of you who've already seen it, what kind of film am i walking into?

 

Is it a EVIL DEAD style Horror Comedy? Or is it "Meta" Commentary on the Horror genre? (e.g SCREAM)

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Re the MOTU movie, the big misunderstanding is that it's based on the initial toys (no Prince Adam or Orko BS) and not on the Filmation cartoon. Ed Pressman started to develop the film in '82-83 ; the Filmation cartoon came out a year later...



Fair enough. But, by the time they got around to actually making it, they had to realize that it would be associated with the cartoon show...and have a whole mythology to draw on. I'm not saying that the cartoon show is some kind of sacred cow (it was a pretty cheesy, shitty thing to begin with) but some kind of adherence to the material might have made the movie more coherent or, at the very least, more satisfying for fans.

 

Orko is a typical cute character from an 80s fantasy movie. So to not include him just seems wrong. And it's not like the character they replaced him with was taken from the original toy line.

 

To clarify, I appreciate Masters of the Universe for its cheese factor. I am entertained by it just fine. But I still find it to be a terrible movie.

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I'll be taking half day off tomorrow to check out Cabin In The Woods. (I'll be leaving LOCKOUT for this weekend).

 

I am not asking for SPOILERS, but for those of you who've already seen it, what kind of film am i walking into?

 

Is it a EVIL DEAD style Horror Comedy? Or is it "Meta" Commentary on the Horror genre? (e.g SCREAM)



I'd have to say it's a black comedy with a lot of horror trappings. When it wants to hit those horror beats, it does so pretty well. The kills are pretty brutal, as they should be. As for the commentary, that's...a little trickier. The film takes things like The Rules for a horror movie and tries to show a world that NEEDED rules. So instead of just name checking horror movies and lifting their styles, it's trying to shuffle them all together into something that makes sense. This will probably make more sense afterwards.

 

Now if you want a CRAZYASS meta slasher film, seek out Detention, which is in super limited release. It's by the man behind the legendary film TORQUE, and feels like Scott Pilgrim gets shotgunned to the face (Bonus: it's R). It is full retard crazy in the best way.

Example: our protagonists, the students of a generic high school, are locked in...detention...at the school library, despite a masked killer running about. They realize the killer is inspired by a Saw-esque series, so they download a workprint of the soon to be released latest film via smartphone for clues on the next murder. So in the movie within a movie, those characters realize they need to watch the movie within a movie within a movie for clues...this continues with a rapid degredation in production quality (from local theater actors to pornstars-wanting-legit-acting-gigs to a Ron Jeremy porn parody). Fun stuff, but it'll probably give you A.D.D.

 

 

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I am not asking for SPOILERS, but for those of you who've already seen it, what kind of film am i walking into?

 

Is it a EVIL DEAD style Horror Comedy? Or is it "Meta" Commentary on the Horror genre? (e.g SCREAM)



The story, you could say, takes place in an Evil Dead-type universe and the film itself is almost more of a reappraisal on the horror genre than something like Scream.  Just think of it as explaining the stereotypes of the genre while at the same time fucking with them a bit.  Like the opening.  You'll laugh when the credits appear.

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Thanks, guys! I'll be looking forward to it tomorrow.

 

Man, that new GI JOE pic just made my day.wink.gif

 

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Very interesting.  What do you think that's about?  Standard reshoots or additional fighting?  Maybe something better?



Most obvious guess would be to film some more "R" footage, I'll go with that theory as well. Other possibility is someone new may be doing a cameo but don't know if they would need to head back to Bulgaria for that.

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This new GI JOE movie actually looks pretty fun to me.  Just don't forget; Hal Needham was there first.  I want a multi-million dollar remake of THIS someday.  :)   The ridiculawesome film that had the terrible luck of being released on the same day as John Carpenter's THE THING and Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER...

 

 

 

 

Yes, that second video link is to part one of nine of the whole silly, wacky, glorious film.  With Barry Bostwick, Henry Silva (!), Michael Beck, Edward Mulhare and the insanely hot Persis Khambatta. Get some pizza, some checkered Converse all-stars, your Journey tapes and your boombox.  'Cause the good guys always win!  Even in the 80's!!   :D


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Re the MOTU movie, the big misunderstanding is that it's based on the initial toys (no Prince Adam or Orko BS) and not on the Filmation cartoon. Ed Pressman started to develop the film in '82-83 ; the Filmation cartoon came out a year later...


I am with several people on this board.  Cannon's cheap-ass approach prevents the film from being 'good', but dammit if I don't have a good time while watching it.  There's a whole bunch of people giving their all and you can tell. 

 

It was truly a glorious moment when Frank Langella refused to shit on the film when he was getting plaudits for Frost/Nixon. 
 

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I'll be taking half day off tomorrow to check out Cabin In The Woods. (I'll be leaving LOCKOUT for this weekend).

 

I am not asking for SPOILERS, but for those of you who've already seen it, what kind of film am i walking into?

 

Is it a EVIL DEAD style Horror Comedy? Or is it "Meta" Commentary on the Horror genre? (e.g SCREAM)


The trailer does spoil some things, but how things play out are of a 'love it or hate it' nature. 

 

I really enjoyed the film and look forward to getting the blu-ray for reasons only people who have seen the film, know about.  I will say the shot of the camper van right after the bird hits the forcefield (it was in the trailer) was some seriously shitty CGI.  I can't believe they kept it in.  It means nothing in the overall context of the film, but it briefly took me out of the film.

 

Cabin in the Woods Spoiler!!!!!!!

 

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It was also the second time in the space of a week that a certain individual was The Main Guy.  This individual is really racking them up.

 

 

I also saw Battleship.  People complaining about the film must not have seen the trailer, because this is exactly the film the trailers are selling.  Nothing more and nothing less.  It has some seriously 2-D characters but what did anyone expect.  Whoever said this is Michael Bay without the cheese must've been watching another film.  Some sequences are drowning in the stuff, you'd think he guest-directed some sequences. 

 

Overall, it was OK.  I can't hate a film that gives Tadanobu Asano such a big role (that wouldn't have happened in a Bay film). 

 

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So, the other night, I was at a family gathering and it turns out my aunt's new boyfriend worked on a TON of NYC-area productions back in the late 80's through 2005, and he had plenty of gems of stories for stuff he worked on that you guys will enjoy:

 

He was on Last Action Hero and Die Hard with a Vengeance, referred to John McTiernan as "McT." On the former, everyone knew it was doomed from the get-go, though I didn't get any Arnold stories other than the fact that "he was asking for it."

 

On The Hard Way, he was mistaken for Michael J. Fox, who's a world-class nice guy.

 

Jacob's Ladder was his first big gig. Tim Robbins refused to go to Puerto Rico to shoot the Vietnam scenes unless he had a specific blender and juicer.

 

Brian De Palma is an asshole, supposedly. He worked on The Bonfire of the Vanities and Carlito's Way; I didn't get much in the way of the former but on the latter, he was a micromanaging ass and fucked up the production. I love Carlito's Way, but whatever. John Leguizamo and Luis Guzman are awesome in real life.

 

However, the two most fruitful stories were these:

 

First, on the set of Cop Land, Sly apparently hadn't taken his mic off when he went back to his trailer with his future wife, Jennifer Flavin. All of a sudden, he overheard him revert to his Party at Kitty & Stud's ways: "Say my name. Jiggle my balls." Just say that in your best Marion Cobretti voice.

 

The crown jewel I heard, however, was his experiences on Out for Justice. He said in all his years doing movies, Seagal was the biggest asshole he'd worked with. Among the zingers from the set:

 

-Seagal was wearing wigs even back then! He even saw one laying around and caught the Sensei without it.

-He abused Kelly LeBrock verbally and physically. Her dogged looks led him to believe that "he was ruining a national institution."

-Predictably, he rewrote the script extensively.

-My favorite bit, however, was the fact that he actually started crying about a light going out onset. You read right: Nico Toscani himself burst into tears over a light going out. When they realized it was a wiring problem, he was in a much better mood immediately.

 

Gotta play a lot of catchup:
 

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Oh god, this picture again. You look like one of William Zabka's cronies in Back to School in this picture.
 

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Btw did we mention the upcoming Arnold autobiographical book TOTAL RECALL: MY UNBELIEVABLY TRUE STORY?!

 

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I had no idea this was happening, and I'm with Erix on this one. There NEEDS to be an audiobook of him reading every single word of this book.

 

Will it be as frank as Hollywood Animal? I don't know. But I hope he has an honest view of Last Action Hero and I hope to hell there are fun Paul Verhoeven stories.

 

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Pierre Morrel returns!
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Andrew Baldwin ("The Outsider," "Logan's Run") penned the script which follows a young American artist living in Paris and a washed up CIA agent who together are tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city.
He's remaking From Paris with Love!


I'd be surprised if this didn't start out as a From Paris with Love sequel, which I'm probably one of only a few who would genuinely want that. Fuck, I'd be happy as a clam to have Travolta make Charlie Wax movies for the rest of his career.
 

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Most obvious guess would be to film some more "R" footage, I'll go with that theory as well. Other possibility is someone new may be doing a cameo but don't know if they would need to head back to Bulgaria for that.

 

They've got to be amping up the R rating. There should be no other reason and there probably isn't.

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post So, the other night, I was at a family gathering and it turns out my aunt's new boyfriend worked on a TON of NYC-area productions back in the late 80's through 2005, and he had plenty of gems of stories for stuff he worked on that you guys will enjoy...

 

Help him write these up as a book.  This is priceless material.  I'll help!  Whatever gets these out there.  :)

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Orko is a typical cute character from an 80s fantasy movie. So to not include him just seems wrong. And it's not like the character they replaced him with was taken from the original toy line.

Making Orko in the 80s would have been a nightmare and they had enough of optical, practical and effects of all kinds already, and would have rocked the budget to the roof! I hear a  lot of people don't like Gwildor much, he's fine by me and fits well the type of fantasy type midget dwarf character... I'm irrevocably biased with this flick, the BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!! biggrin.gif (it's my STAR WARS, without it, no love for movies and no Dolphage would have been, plus my life/professional direction might have been completely different)...

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felix, I do agree that the Lovely Adrianne Palicki will be quite the...Wonder, as Lady Jaye!  Still I would take Rachel Nichols as Scarlett over her.

There are...Many reasons to see G.I. Joe Retaliation.  Snake Eyes vs Storm Shadow, a better Cobra Commander, The Rock will...Roll, as Roadblock!  More ninja than the first film, as the filmmakers added...Jinx, Red Ninja and possibly more.  YO JOE!

 

Engineer, I do Love...Megaforce!  It is Hal Needham's...Epic!  It should be watched as a double feature with G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra or G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: The M.A.S.S. Device!  Barry Bostwick...IS...Ace Hunter!  Edward Mulhare was...Perfectly cast, as the stuffy C/O!  It was almost like he was training to be...Michael Knights Boss in Knight Rider released later that year!  Well I couldn't see...R Rated movies then, so I did see Megaforce instead of...The Thing or Blade Runner.  Megaforce is of course far higher on my favorite/best films list than either The Thing or Blade Runner.

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I'm with you on the Mission: Impossible films being better.  DePalma and Woo alone make that argument.  But I am still interested to see where they go with Legacy.

 



 



I prefer M:I 2 to the vanilla part 3. Everything from Cruise on a motorcycle on is Woo-tacular.

 

I finally saw the trailer for BOURNE LEGACY, and it definitely piqued my interest. I haven't been big on Jeremy Renner in the past, but this seems to suit him. Also: Edward Norton in bad guy mode.

 

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Random bit of weird/awesomeness: On Devin's Twitter he retweeted this from Richard Dreyfuss: "For the record: I thoroughly enjoyed the film Last Action Hero."

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I finally saw the trailer for BOURNE LEGACY, and it definitely piqued my interest. I haven't been big on Jeremy Renner in the past, but this seems to suit him. Also: Edward Norton in bad guy mode.

 



One of the films i am amped up for later this year. Every one of the Bourne films have been Golden and theres no reason this will be any different.

 

Speaking of Battleship, the people in my audience chuckled uneasily when they saw the Hasbro logo in the opening credits. Almost like they couldn't imagine that this was actually happening.

 

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I think the first Mission Impossible film is damn great, and the second one is fun trash, but I can't get behind the third one, and I have yet to see part 4.

 

 

The 3 Bourne films just got progressively better, and I am certainly looking forward to Legacy.

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MI: Loved it, despite the overblown train tunnel sequence.  DePalma's visuals are great.  He makes a scene with two people talking at a table cool.

MI2: Still like it a lot.  Crazy action, good villain, fights aplenty, always liked Thandie Newton and Hopkins is my favorite IMF chairperson.

MI3: Loved the chaos, it's the first time the team really shines, Fishburne, Crudup's turnaround, The Hoff, the insanity of the climax.

MI4: Was shocked to have enjoyed it so much.  A great companion to MI3, I thought.  Best MI team of the series.  Left me wanting a MI5.

 

It's cool to see a series with so many different creators and artistic visions come together in such a cohesive, continually-entertaining way.  Each filmmaker brings his own particular aesthetic and narrative style to the party and yet each film is a lot of fun it its own way.  For a franchise with such varied parts, it's pretty solid fun.  

  

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Nice to see another MI2 lover here, Engineer. Thandie Newton is a real beauty.

 

Looks like we're getting the PG-13 version of LOCK OUT here in Asia. No Rated R version.

 

I am still hoping for a good time with Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace though.

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Arnold narrates Total Recall.

 

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My double feature of the night: THE DRILLER KILLER/GOD TOLD ME TO

 

Unique unsettling cinematic moods aided by the gritty beauty of NYC in its glorious gritty 70sness. The action is of, but not limited to 42nd Street sleaze.

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Here are two reasons to watch GI JOE: RETALIATION.

 

Impressive, huh?

 

Yeah, those rockets from that vehicle are pretty cool... actually, I do know what you're talking about, and to quote a popular movie around these parts, "What a pair!"

 

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Now if you want a CRAZYASS meta slasher film, seek out Detention, which is in super limited release. It's by the man behind the legendary film TORQUE, and feels like Scott Pilgrim gets shotgunned to the face (Bonus: it's R). It is full retard crazy in the best way.

 

Example: our protagonists, the students of a generic high school, are locked in...detention...at the school library, despite a masked killer running about. They realize the killer is inspired by a Saw-esque series, so they download a workprint of the soon to be released latest film via smartphone for clues on the next murder. So in the movie within a movie, those characters realize they need to watch the movie within a movie within a movie for clues...this continues with a rapid degredation in production quality (from local theater actors to pornstars-wanting-legit-acting-gigs to a Ron Jeremy porn parody). Fun stuff, but it'll probably give you A.D.D.

 

That just sounds... weird. Just from description I understood the movie was out there, though. I don't know if I'll ever see it, though. Dane Cook is in the cast, and that's enough of a turn-off right there.

 

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So, the other night, I was at a family gathering and it turns out my aunt's new boyfriend worked on a TON of NYC-area productions back in the late 80's through 2005, and he had plenty of gems of stories for stuff he worked on that you guys will enjoy:

 

However, the two most fruitful stories were these:

 

First, on the set of Cop Land, Sly apparently hadn't taken his mic off when he went back to his trailer with his future wife, Jennifer Flavin. All of a sudden, he overheard him revert to his Party at Kitty & Stud's ways: "Say my name. Jiggle my balls." Just say that in your best Marion Cobretti voice.

 

The crown jewel I heard, however, was his experiences on Out for Justice. He said in all his years doing movies, Seagal was the biggest asshole he'd worked with. Among the zingers from the set:

 

-Seagal was wearing wigs even back then! He even saw one laying around and caught the Sensei without it.

-He abused Kelly LeBrock verbally and physically. Her dogged looks led him to believe that "he was ruining a national institution."

-Predictably, he rewrote the script extensively.

-My favorite bit, however, was the fact that he actually started crying about a light going out onset. You read right: Nico Toscani himself burst into tears over a light going out. When they realized it was a wiring problem, he was in a much better mood immediately.

 

Tremendous. I'd be sad to hear that one of our heroes back in the day would cry about set problems, but with him that illusion was shattered a long time ago. It's still hilarious to read about, though.

 

Hunter just mentioned it, but speaking of heroes and illusions shattered, I unfortunately wasn't surprised by that Melvin news; as interesting as it was that he called Joe Eszterhas a "fucking cunt cocksucker whore", I still have to sigh in disappointment.

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Mel should now just avoid phones at all costs.  Fascinating stuff... in the most horrible way possible.

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Actually, it was Joe Eszterhas's son that recorded that nugget of profane gold.

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Anyone else find it weird that Harry Knowles at AICN has been pimping GET THE GRINGO hardcore the past few weeks in light of all these new anti-semitic rantings making the rounds?

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Driller Killer is some great exploitation sleaze. The commentary on the dvd set is even better than the film.

 

 

Melvin sounds like he's been hitting the sauce. Either that or he's finally gone certifiable. I love how towards the end you can hear a far away FUCK! as the recording ends. Now he's reminding me of Klaus Kinski. Now there's a man who turned meltdowns into an art form.

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That Mel Gibson recording is so unintelligible and over-the-top, it sounds like an SNL parody of the phone rants. One almost wonders if he didn't just do it deliberately.

 

.......

 

Earlier today, I watched Machine Gun Preacher. Not quite the Walking Tall-style "true story" action picture that the trailers promised me. It's more like a lukewarm version of the hard-hitting dramatic political thrillers that we used to get from guys like Oliver Stone and Costa-Gavras back in the 80s. Except peppered with a little more action. It's in the spirit of films like Salvador and Under Fire, and Gerard Butler is really good. I like the honesty with which they portray Sam Childers...they don't wimp out on making him occasionally very unsympathetic.

 

Not a great movie and it takes too long to get going. But its heart is in the right place and the more people are exposed to the horrors perpetrated by Joseph Kony the better.

 

Marc Forster obviously took a page from The Hurt Locker for his action scenes. But he doesn't quite pull it off.
 

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SNL parody sounds pretty apt, Erix. They may as well have the "Fun With Real Audio" sticker playing in front of it.

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All the Masters of the Universe hate in here is making me sick!  I fucking love that movie!  If and when it ever hits Blu, it will be a DAY ONE purchase for me.

 

 

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Re the MOTU movie, the big misunderstanding is that it's based on the initial toys (no Prince Adam or Orko BS) and not on the Filmation cartoon. Ed Pressman started to develop the film in '82-83 ; the Filmation cartoon came out a year later...

 

Righto.  The director was also a back fan of Jack Kirby's New Gods run at DC.  Apparently Kirby once stated that Langella's Skeletor is probably the best damn Darkseid that the silver screen will ever see.

 

 

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I'll be taking half day off tomorrow to check out Cabin In The Woods. (I'll be leaving LOCKOUT for this weekend).

 

I am not asking for SPOILERS, but for those of you who've already seen it, what kind of film am i walking into?

 

Is it a EVIL DEAD style Horror Comedy? Or is it "Meta" Commentary on the Horror genre? (e.g SCREAM)

 

Somewhere in the middle is the best way to describe it, I think.

 

 

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It was truly a glorious moment when Frank Langella refused to shit on the film when he was getting plaudits for Frost/Nixon. 

 

That man is and will always be a class act.

 

 

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Brian De Palma is an asshole, supposedly. He worked on The Bonfire of the Vanities and Carlito's Way; I didn't get much in the way of the former but on the latter, he was a micromanaging ass and fucked up the production. I love Carlito's Way, but whatever. John Leguizamo and Luis Guzman are awesome in real life.




I'd be surprised if this didn't start out as a From Paris with Love sequel, which I'm probably one of only a few who would genuinely want that. Fuck, I'd be happy as a clam to have Travolta make Charlie Wax movies for the rest of his career.

 

De Palma himself has admitted that he can't stand crew members who don't know their jobs, so him flying off the handle at someone not doing what he wants them to seems likely.  He's a technical perfectionist and directors like that tend to get very touchy when things don't go their way.  I don't know how he is these days, but Ridley Scott used to have a similar reputation at the start of his career.  James Cameron too.

 

I'd kill for another Charlie Wax movie!

 

 

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Making Orko in the 80s would have been a nightmare and they had enough of optical, practical and effects of all kinds already, and would have rocked the budget to the roof! I hear a  lot of people don't like Gwildor much, he's fine by me and fits well the type of fantasy type midget dwarf character... I'm irrevocably biased with this flick, the BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!! biggrin.gif (it's my STAR WARS, without it, no love for movies and no Dolphage would have been, plus my life/professional direction might have been completely different)...

 

Right there with you, pal!!!

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So, the other night, I was at a family gathering and it turns out my aunt's new boyfriend worked on a TON of NYC-area productions back in the late 80's through 2005, and he had plenty of gems of stories for stuff he worked on that you guys will enjoy:

He was on Last Action Hero and Die Hard with a Vengeance, referred to John McTiernan as "McT." On the former, everyone knew it was doomed from the get-go, though I didn't get any Arnold stories other than the fact that "he was asking for it."

On The Hard Way, he was mistaken for Michael J. Fox, who's a world-class nice guy.

Jacob's Ladder was his first big gig. Tim Robbins refused to go to Puerto Rico to shoot the Vietnam scenes unless he had a specific blender and juicer.

Brian De Palma is an asshole, supposedly. He worked on The Bonfire of the Vanities and Carlito's Way; I didn't get much in the way of the former but on the latter, he was a micromanaging ass and fucked up the production. I love Carlito's Way, but whatever. John Leguizamo and Luis Guzman are awesome in real life.

However, the two most fruitful stories were these:

First, on the set of Cop Land, Sly apparently hadn't taken his mic off when he went back to his trailer with his future wife, Jennifer Flavin. All of a sudden, he overheard him revert to his Party at Kitty & Stud's ways: "Say my name. Jiggle my balls." Just say that in your best Marion Cobretti voice.

The crown jewel I heard, however, was his experiences on Out for Justice. He said in all his years doing movies, Seagal was the biggest asshole he'd worked with. Among the zingers from the set:

-Seagal was wearing wigs even back then! He even saw one laying around and caught the Sensei without it.
-He abused Kelly LeBrock verbally and physically. Her dogged looks led him to believe that "he was ruining a national institution."
-Predictably, he rewrote the script extensively.
-My favorite bit, however, was the fact that he actually started crying about a light going out onset. You read right: Nico Toscani himself burst into tears over a light going out. When they realized it was a wiring problem, he was in a much better mood immediately.

That's fantastic. Good to hear my personal hero John McTiernan seems cool enough.

I think, we all enjoy having our balls jiggled.
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I had no idea this was happening, and I'm with Erix on this one. There NEEDS to be an audiobook of him reading every single word of this book
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Absolutely. Everytime one of his films gets a Special Edition or a Blu Ray rerelease, I'm very annoyed there's no Schwarzenegger commentary on it.
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I'd be surprised if this didn't start out as a From Paris with Love sequel, which I'm probably one of only a few who would genuinely want that. Fuck, I'd be happy as a clam to have Travolta make Charlie Wax movies for the rest of his career.

As far as I'm concerned Pierre Morrel is 3-0 with ripping Paris a new asshole. Charlie Wax is the man. Was hoping because FPWL is an LGF film, Wax would cameo in EX2 as a friend of Mr. Church's.
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It certainly makes ME sad.  I love the guy and his movies.  Not sure what the whole story is, but it doesn't please me for what I've seen so far.

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Every time it looks like Mel has gotten his shit together and might be able to make a comeback in the near future....................something awful happens.  I have a sinking suspicion that this just might be the start of another round of crazy from Mad Mel.  I hope I'm wrong.

 

Also, not to defend Harry Knowles, but he's been pimping Get The Gringo (which he puts on par with Payback) for awhile now................so it's more bad timing, than odd timing.

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And our first Sin City 2 cast member is.... stuck in the middle with you.
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Just saw The Cabin In The Woods and loved it.

 

Oh, Josh Whedon. I've missed you so. Your witty dialogue and almost patented humour.

 

You guys were right. I sorta guessed what was going on. Especially when Amy Acker showed up. Never expected to see her.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

"Japan fucked us!"

 

That J-Pop Horror footage was dead on. I haven't seen that many Asian Horror films, but i suspect that was exactly how a lot of Japanese Horror films end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's no surprise that Madsen would sign on really fast. Guy hasn't been in a theatrical film in a while, and he recently had some troubles, so you know he'd jump for the chance to get a nice paycheck. This news just reminds me that I need to re-read A Dame To Kill For. Haven't read any of my Sin City comics in a while.
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Every time it looks like Mel has gotten his shit together and might be able to make a comeback in the near future....................something awful happens.  I have a sinking suspicion that this just might be the start of another round of crazy from Mad Mel.  I hope I'm wrong.

 

Also, not to defend Harry Knowles, but he's been pimping Get The Gringo (which he puts on par with Payback) for awhile now................so it's more bad timing, than odd timing.

 

I was saying to someone when this Maccabees thing started, this behaviour is from around the same time as the infamous phone calls.  There is no new meltdown.

 

He is 'Rehabiliated' now.

 

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And our first Sin City 2 cast member is.... stuck in the middle with you.

 

Great!  The worst performance in the forst film (in less than 5 minutes screen time) gets to come back and torture us again.

 

 

 

Cabin in the Woods Spoiler!!

 

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Oh and Felix, most J-Horrors ended with the evil forces winning.  Hence the shock that it doesn't happen. 

 

 

 

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That Japan footage still looked great though. I spotted references to nearly half a dozen horror films in the last third of the picture.

No doubt, horror enthusiasts will get the in-jokes much better than i can.

 

 

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That Japan footage still looked great though. I spotted references to nearly half a dozen horror films in the last third of the picture.

No doubt, horror enthusiasts will get the in-jokes much better than i can.

 

 

 


I've never wanted to 'Pause' the film in a theatre before.  Rewind, sure.  But Cabin in the Woods was the first time I wanted to freeze frame through some moments.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 "Me? A Virgin?"

 

"We work with what we have."

 

Also this pic.

 

 

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Great!  The worst performance in the forst film (in less than 5 minutes screen time) gets to come back and torture us again.

 

 

 

His "Bum ticker" line had me scratching my head, but I thought Brittany Murphy did the worst job.

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His "Bum ticker" line had me scratching my head, but I thought Brittany Murphy did the worst job.

 


I mean't 'first' in the quote, of course.

 

Brittany Murphy was playing a bimbo and did an OK job, I feel. 

 

Still, it's hard to argue performances over what was a pretty shallow film.  It was fun and the second film should be no different.  Did anyone ever mention the special edition of the film has a musical performance by Bruno? Also worth mentioning the state of Mickey Rourke's Career at the time of the first and (eventual) second film coming out.

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I have done my best to stay away from the Ol' Melvin Gibson drama as best as I can. Don't care. 

 

Which is why I was able to enjoy GET THE GRINGO last night.

It's not entirely memorable, so I guess that means it's not one of Mel's greatest hits. But Old Mel is back in this film, he gets to be charming, goofy and also a little hard-edged in this. It's good to see a guy with the looks and presence of an A-List guy who can also curse up a storm and throw grenades right at people's faces.

 

-The movie begins with Mel and associate after they pulled off a multimillion dollar heist. We don't know what the heist entailed, and we have no clue why it involved them dressing as clowns. I happen to think its funnier that way.

-Most of the movie takes place in El Pueblito, a ratty Mexican prison that's either a small town or a super sized tenement. They have their own taco stands, heroin shacks and even, apparently, a pro wrestling league! It's a cool place to set an action movie.

-At one point, one bizarre plot detour finds Mel having to impersonate Clint Eastwood on the phone. It's eerily accurate.

 

-Peter Stormare and Bob Gunton show up. Mel has to face a LOT of villains, and he punches out a few of them, but also gets to outsmart and outwit plenty of them. He gets to be funny, so that's great. 

 

It felt like a decent big-screen movie, not like a direct-to-DVD movie or anything. And Mel gets to narrate, and he's pretty funny (the trailer narration, fyi, is strictly for the trailer).

So yeah, if Mel keeps making movies like this, I really don't care what he says on the phone.

 

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Great to hear that the movie lives up to the awesome trailer. Perhaps I will rent it as soon as it hits VOD.
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Get ready for some Dolphage! Here's the STASH HOUSE trailer and final poster!

 STASH_HOUSE_REVCreative_11x17_INTHEARTERS_VER2-3.jpg

 

Oh and TOAL RECALL (1990 of course) is getting a new Blu-ray release with a new transfer


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Looks good. Though i prefer Dolph when he plays a good guy.

 

Van Damme has a new mesage for his fans on his Facebook page.

 

My career is moving back to the top.
My wisdom has strengthened and given me the ability to make better decisions when it comes to the selection of projects.
I give myself more time to consider what's best for my career, and with the support of my fans I feel stronger than ever.
Thank you — JC

 

Not too impressive. I prefer Rachel Nichols.

 

 

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I didn't really like SIN CITY, except for Mickey and the girls, of course, but oddly I'm kinda looking forward to seeing Rodriguez returning for a sequel.

 

Tonite: Nothin' fancy, I've got Wahlberg's CONTRABAND

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Today's B-Action Movie on YouTube: John Flynn's RAW DEAL (1986).  It might not be the best Schwarzenegger film ever made but it's got a solid place in my heart. I mean, this is "Arnold versus the Chicago Mob" we're talking about here.  That's a movie!  And when you add bonuses like Arnold as a small town sheriff, Arnold smashing a building with a tow truck, Arnold with his hair slicked back being romantic and Arnold blowing everybody away while The Rolling Stones play on the soundtrack you have a fun shaggy dog of a flick that doesn't overdo itself but just happily aims to please...  From the director of THE DOGS OF WAR, NEXT OF KIN and HAMBURGER HILL and co-starring old b-movie friends Robert Davi, Kathryn Harrold, Joe Regalbuto, Victor Argo, Sam Wanamaker and Darrin McGavin.  A classic 80's synth score by "Cinescore" (featuring Chris Boardman who recorded the PAYBACK score), some great action cinematography and the wackiest use of jelly beans I've ever seen in a movie.  And never forget, kids...  "You should not drink and bake."  :D

 

 

And call me crazy, but I would so love a sequel-to or remake-of this.  Even now.  "Schwarzenegger versus the Chicago Mob: 2012," with today's budgets and action choreography, could still be a lot of fun in the right hands.  But then again, I still want more COBRAs, more COMMANDOs and one last BEVERLY HILLS COP.  So don't go by me.  :)

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Get ready for some Dolphage! Here's the STASH HOUSE trailer and final poster!

 STASH_HOUSE_REVCreative_11x17_INTHEARTERS_VER2-3.jpg

 

Oh and TOAL RECALL (1990 of course) is getting a new Blu-ray release with a new transfer

 


Not looking too hot . Hopefully Lundgren's scenery swallowing will be enough to save it.

 

Cool to hear about a new TOTAL RECALL Blu. Haven't seen the current Blu but I've always been led to believe it's atrocious.

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