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VacuumJockey, If that happens, I will have to...Assemble it!

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Originally Posted by Fazer View Post

looks pretty damn promising, and I have been VERY skeptical and luke warm on After Dark's output

 

Lots of films set in Mexico these days.

 

It's not 100% confirmed yet. But i think Mel's GET THE GRINGO will get a Theatrical release here in Singapore. Guess Mel still has some pull overseas.

 

Some trouble on the TOM YUM GOONG 2 production.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/04/whither-tony-jaa-and-tom-yum-goong-2.php

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Took to walking the long way to work today, and I noticed that Walter Hill's name was on the IFC Theater's marquee. Four seconds of google later, I found out that they've been showing some of Hill's films at midnight during weekends:

http://www.ifccenter.com/series/waverly-midnights/wild-hill-walter-hill-at-midnight/

 

Never seen Wild Bill or The Long Riders...it might be nice to see The Warriors on the big screen as long as it isn't the "Director's Lameass Comic Transitions" version.

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Definitely check out THE LONG RIDERS, Twitch. One of Hill's masterpiece.

 

Hey, looks like we're finally getting more Mad Max. Awesome.

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Odd Moment of the Day...

I'm getting ready to leave work (we closed about 45 minutes ago) here in suburban Boston, when there's a phone call... 

 

Voice:  "Are you still open?"  

Me:  No, I'm sorry... But we open tomorrow at 9:30am.

Voice:  "Okay, no problem.  Thanks very much."

Me:  Thank you, and hope to see you then!  Have a good night!

 

As I'm hanging up, I happen to glance at the name on the caller ID...

 

"FILLION, NATHAN."  (?!)

 

... More, tomorrow, if anything interesting develops.

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With the Michael Biehn movies RAMPAGE and K2 now on Instant, I'll give another shot out to what I feel is his most underrated film -THE FAN. He is really creepy as a psychopath obsessed with Lauren Bacall. A very unnerving thriller.

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I got probably the weirdest email today. Someone wants people to do some market group research where they want people to talk about horror or action movies...and they'll pay me for two hours of my time. Clearly, this is a trap.

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I've been meaning to check out Biehn's The Fan, and Rampage as well. I saw K2 on Instant a year or two ago, so it's something that's been reupped.

 

 

The Dolph, Van Damme, and Arnold posters are the best ones. They look awesome. Arnold and his smirk. EX2 is going to be some major greatness.

 

 

Agreed on the El Gringo trailer looking polished and professional. Looks like I may be renting both Stash House and that one come May 11th.

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Originally Posted by Twitch Reflex View Post

I got probably the weirdest email today. Someone wants people to do some market group research where they want people to talk about horror or action movies...and they'll pay me for two hours of my time. Clearly, this is a trap.

 

They just want your credit card info.  No one really cares about horror/action movie audiences...the proof is in what we see being put up on movie screens nowadays.

 

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Some trouble on the TOM YUM GOONG 2 production.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/04/whither-tony-jaa-and-tom-yum-goong-2.php

 

Read that earlier today Felix...its really troubling news.  It is kind of disappointing how the Thai film industry caught lightning in a bottle with Jaa/Rittikari/Pinkaew in Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong and since they reached the top of the mountain they have been consistently slipping and failing to recapture the magic of the early days.  I enjoyed all the side projects with Dan Chupong and Jeeja Yanin but they never really reached the insane brilliance of TYG.  I really hope they figure things out there...but if they don't it looks like Indonesia is more than ready to pick up the mantle of "BEST ACTION MOVIE COUNTRY"

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Scott Adkin's EL GRINGO Trailer.

http://outlawvern.com/2012/04/26/el-gringo-trailer/

 

 

 

This looks quite promising. Good for Adkins, maybe this trailer will take some of the sting out of not getting his own EX2 character poster.

 

EL GRINGO isn't the only Christian Slater flick making news today. Coming 5/29:

 

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/dawn-rider.html

 

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Dayamn, Donald Sutherland be hella grizzled.

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Donald Sutherland looks ready to tear some shit up!

 

That is peculiar that "Hector" didn't get his own poster. That's a major slight on him. I hope Van Damme advocated for him.

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EL GRINGO isn't the only Christian Slater flick making news today. Coming 5/29:

 

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/dawn-rider.html

 

dawnriderblurayartwork.jpg

 

Dayamn, Donald Sutherland be hella grizzled.

I wish Slater still played every performance like a Jack impression.

 

(He does look like he's channeling him a little on the cover)

 

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Arnold congratulates Sly on his CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award... from his kitchen:

 

 

"On May 6th... YEAH!"

 

Hey Arnold, they make phones without cords now. Fairly inexpensive. Should look into that.

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PFFFFFFTTTT. Arnold's too good for a cordless phone. He's old school.

 

 

Arnold's charisma will never die. He seems genuinely happy, and we're all happy that he's making more movies again. I feel like a kid again awaiting the new Schwarzenegger film.

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Van Damme looks like the T-800 in that character poster. Hopefully we'll get a bunch of JC footage in the new trailer.

 

As for EL GRINGO, i hope that bit of Isaac Florentine info in Vern's article is true!

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My dear brethren...

 

I am pleased as punch to report to all of you that THE AVENGERS is an absolutely amazing piece of summer entertainment. Filled to the gills with non-stop action and perfectly executed thrills.

 

I am certain that duke will be extremely happy... and name this "THE BEST MOVIE OF 2012."

 

Seriously, if you grew up reading comic books and watching Saturday morning cartoons, and then playing with your action figures to recreate (or improve upon) the adventures, I can pretty much guarantee that this movie will delight you in the most epic way. It is all that brought to life and an almost perfect example of the mindless popcorn movie.

 

This is how you do large-scale action and destruction. You pile it on, while including characters that are fun to watch and a silly story that doesn't pretend to be anything else. This is how you do a two-and-a-half hour action spectacle.

 

Michael Bay is a fucking jackass.

 

EXCELSIOR!
 

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Erix, You might just be...Right!  Nuff Said!  Although, I do...Expect...The Avengers to...Assemble at #1 on my...Best Film of 2012 list!  I started reading The Avengers in 1975!  One of my favorite issues included a fight against...Red Ronin!  A...Super Robot, a truly...MARVELous concept pre-dating their later comic...Shogun Warriors!

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Hey, looks like we're finally getting more Mad Max. Awesome.

 

Was this ever posted here? Looks pretty badass, if a bit over-the-top like a 70s Matchbox car or something.

GigahorseRevealed.jpg

 

I watched the new Conan flick again last night. Nope, still not good.

 

Oh, and Dude Manrod tells you what to see this summer:

http://www.g4tv.com/videos/58315/dude-manrods-manly-tips-for-movies/

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Erix, You might just be...Right!  Nuff Said!  Although, I do...Expect...The Avengers to...Assemble at #1 on my...Best Film of 2012 list!  I started reading The Avengers in 1975!  One of my favorite issues included a fight against...Red Ronin!  A...Super Robot, a truly...MARVELous concept pre-dating their later comic...Shogun Warriors!

 


You are going to be very happy in that case, duke. Because this movie does feel like a late 60s/early 70s Avengers comic brought to life. You can almost see the opening texts promising: "HANG ON TO YOUR HATS TRUE BELIEVERS! BECAUSE HERE WE HAVE ONE SPECTACULAR NAIL-BITING BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER! ... EXCELSIOR!" It feels like one of those great, epic 64-page annuals... with giant splash pages depicting the epic battles between heroes and villains... and lots of explosions. I guarantee that you will love every minute of it.

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All this Avengers talk reminded me of this fan made trailer for the Made for TV 1978 Avengers film using all the various Marvel 70s television, including the brain damaged concept of Captain America as a beach bum with a bitchin' van and a dirtbike. Plus, special musical guests-slash-villains.

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In all fairness, I'd gladly watch something like that.

 

And you'll get no arguments from me as far as Paul Lynde being Loki.

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SEX AND ZEN actually had a remake last year. SEX AND ZEN 3D: EXTREME ECSTASY (Geez, my head hurts reading that).

 

Apparently it was one of the highest grossing films in HK last year. And a sequel has been greenlit. In "4D" in fact.

 

You see besides the normal 3D effect, we get a special seat arrangement that vibrates during "certain scenes" to add in the enjoyment.

 

Neat, huh?

 

Tremendous. I guess then that the Hong Kong film industry hasn't lost too much of its wackiness, which I say is a good thing.

 

And there are some cineplexes across the United States which offer select seats that vibrate at certain points during a movie. Now, this only happens during appropriate movies; they don't use it for any of those God-awful Tyler Perry movies, for example. The idea hasn't really taken off yet, though.

 

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Neglected to mention yesterday that I got in those Code Red dvds I ordered directly from the owner of the company. I got The Unseen, Light Blast (starring Erik Estrada!), a double feature with Christina Lindberg and Laura Gemser (the latter film is a work out video!), and the film I'm watching right now, Hot Moves. A mid 80's teen sex comedy that has the sultry beauty, Monique Gabrielle, and some guy named Virgil Frye as "THE PORNO MAN". So far it's what I'm expecting, which is juvenile humor and lots of boobies and bush. The guys even make a pact to help each other get laid like in America Pie.

 

Yeah, that's a Rene order, for sure. I'm not sure if I want to know what you'll be doing during that dame's workout video, but I hopefully would enjoy that 80's sex comedy if it wasn't too stupid.

 

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Some trouble on the TOM YUM GOONG 2 production.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/04/whither-tony-jaa-and-tom-yum-goong-2.php

 

Problems with a Tony Jaa movie, you don't say... what a shame that guy is such a flake, as he could have really been something. Sigh, at least he has a pair of awesome flicks.

 

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Originally Posted by Twitch Reflex View Post
Took to walking the long way to work today, and I noticed that Walter Hill's name was on the IFC Theater's marquee. Four seconds of google later, I found out that they've been showing some of Hill's films at midnight during weekends:

http://www.ifccenter.com/series/waverly-midnights/wild-hill-walter-hill-at-midnight/

 

Never seen Wild Bill or The Long Riders...it might be nice to see The Warriors on the big screen as long as it isn't the "Director's Lameass Comic Transitions" version.

 

Oh, you lucky bastard. I'd love to see some of his films on the big screen, especially (the original version of) The Warriors.

 

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Odd Moment of the Day...

I'm getting ready to leave work (we closed about 45 minutes ago) here in suburban Boston, when there's a phone call... 

 

Voice:  "Are you still open?"  

Me:  No, I'm sorry... But we open tomorrow at 9:30am.

Voice:  "Okay, no problem.  Thanks very much."

Me:  Thank you, and hope to see you then!  Have a good night!

 

As I'm hanging up, I happen to glance at the name on the caller ID...

 

"FILLION, NATHAN."  (?!)

 

... More, tomorrow, if anything interesting develops.

 

Awesome. Not that I really follow him or watch any of his programming, but you still might have talked to a celebrity that is popular in some circles. That's pretty cool.

 

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Originally Posted by Fazer View Post
They just want your credit card info.  No one really cares about horror/action movie audiences...the proof is in what we see being put up on movie screens nowadays.

 

Unfortunately, at least with the big studios, this is true.

 

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Was this ever posted here? Looks pretty badass, if a bit over-the-top like a 70s Matchbox car or something.

GigahorseRevealed.jpg

 

Oh, and Dude Manrod tells you what to see this summer:

http://www.g4tv.com/videos/58315/dude-manrods-manly-tips-for-movies/

 

With Mad Max 4, I still won't believe it happens until I see it on the big screen. I have no choice but to think that way after all the years and all the false starts it has had.

 

I can't say I had ever heard of Dude Manrod before. After watching that clip, that's the last time I'll be seeing him! I am not a fan of Attack of the Show or anything on G4. When you make Spike TV look intelligent and mature in comparison...

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
EL GRINGO isn't the only Christian Slater flick making news today. Coming 5/29:

 

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/dawn-rider.html

 

Sigh at the link describing Donald as being from The Hunger Games. But I'm glad more Westerns are being made in general, hopefully most of the new ones being at least decent.

 

Thinking about Mad Max reminded me of something I posted way back in 2008, and I might as well bring it up again, as the image amuses me that much.

 

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Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post
Speaking of Mad Max, I randomly stumbled upon this page and I discovered an incredible image (resized for the board; I saved it and hosted it on my Imageshack account) that is almost too great for words.



Mel is promoting the movie in Japan in 1982. Besides the obvious (Mel's tremendous outfit) the huge poster behind them is SO awesome. I've love to own it-in smaller form, of course-and hang it in my room or something.

 

I think it's amusing the poster makes Max almost look like Dolph, but I still want it in my room. 

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Steven Seagal's TRUE JUSTICE gets a Season 2.

 

1.2 million viewers for this piece of crap? True Justice is probably one of the most boring unimaginative cop series i've ever seen.

 

The novelty of The Sensei in this rubbs off real quickly. I got tired by the time the third TV Movie came up.

 

 

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June can't get here soon enough

 

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With the Michael Biehn movies RAMPAGE and K2 now on Instant, I'll give another shot out to what I feel is his most underrated film -THE FAN. He is really creepy as a psychopath obsessed with Lauren Bacall. A very unnerving thriller.

 

Especially that pool scene!  Yeah, great book, even better movie.  And it's all due to a young Michael Biehn, who is fucking excellent.

 

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Hey Arnold, they make phones without cords now. Fairly inexpensive. Should look into that.

 

I was thinking the same thing.  He's like a kid again, though, so I'm happy for him.

 

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June can't get here soon enough

 

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 I know.  Pretty damn excited for this.

 

 

 

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Holy shit, home (detention) at last.  Fancy way of saying house arrest, but there you are.  Shit, I got some catching up to do on the action movie front.  Won't be in a theater anytime soon, so The Raid will have to wait til video, but it does look sweet.  I'm way out of the loop.  How is Statham's version of THE MECHANIC?  I've been wanting to check that one out for a year and a half. 

 

I'm going to go apeshit the first time I can get to the Disc Replay, and snatch up all kinds of three dollar DVDs. 

 

No more life of crime for this jackass. 

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The Mechanic remake was really well done. Lots of action and it doesn't waste it's short run time. I say check it out, Keith.
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What up, Keith! I thought the MECHANIC remake was okay. It's worth a rent.

 

Tonite: HAYWIRE (Blu). Psyched.

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Did they change the ending at all in the remake of The Mechanic? The end of Winner's Mechanic is just so perfect. That and the nearly 15 minutes of no dialogue at the start.

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Fucking Chuck Norris is in The Expendables 2.  Stallone is killing the kitsch action movie market.  About time somebody did this shit.  Dug the first one, hope this one works out some of the kinks.  Then again, they brought Randy Couture back, so they can't all be winners, kid. 

 

Too bad Gary Daniels bought it the first time out.

 

 

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I'm still bummed no Mickey, but like you said can't be all winners.

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Even though I liked the new Mechanic, yeah, they changed the ending in just about the worst possible way.

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Didn't mention, but I got my Blu of the Horror Noir THE RED HOUSE from Amazon today. So, that's cool. However, I'm going to double up HAYWIRE with either the Keith fave THE UNDERNEATH or THE LIMEY. (A good double bill, but not topping my earlier in the week THE DRILLER KILLER/GOD TOLD ME TO)

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I don't know if anyone else is bummed like I am, but Joel Silver's been ousted from Warner Bros. It's the end of an era, really. Silver was the first producer I was well aware of, and even though none of his output had the same feel or quality in the past decade quite like it did in the 80's and 90's, it's heartbreaking news.

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Oh, really?!! That blows.

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I don't know if anyone else is bummed like I am, but Joel Silver's been ousted from Warner Bros. It's the end of an era, really. Silver was the first producer I was well aware of, and even though none of his output had the same feel or quality in the past decade quite like it did in the 80's and 90's, it's heartbreaking news.

 

Really? What happened?

 

The Mechanic remake was one of the best Statham films I've seen in recent memory. Ben Foster has one brutal drawn out fight scene. I'll take this remake over Transporter 3 or Killer Elite at the very least. The ending is pretty anticlimatic though.

 

CinemaCon preview of SAVAGES and THE BOURNE LEGACY.

 

Sounds encouraging!

 

 

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Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the continuation of Bourne in some form. And I like Jeremy Renner. He can carry a movie and he knows how to stand out in an ensemble. And he can "play by the rules" without entirely selling out when he does big ticket stuff like Mission Impossible or The Avengers.

 

But I have a feeling that The Bourne Legacy is going to tank.
 

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I don't know. Established Director. Good Rep and Jeremy Renner. I think previous Bourne fans will give this enough credit to watch this.

 

They'll definitely try to get Damon (cameo or not) to star in the sequels though.

 

But genetically modified agents? Sounds like they are heading too far into Sci Fi territory here.

The Treadstone/Blackfriar Agents astound us more because they are highly trained and skilled individuals.

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I was easily sold on the Legacy trailer when it premiered online, and even more so when I finally saw it in the theater. Plus I dig Renner. Guy's got a lot of charisma.

 

 

Pretty much this whole week, I was administering the state test to various grades/students (they get every teacher to help out, whether you teach that particular grade or not.), anyway, it's only a 4 hour test, so the rest of the day we spend watching movies. I took in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade yesterday, and what did I take today? ROCKY IV. I figured that the kids would love it, and what happens? THEY GO CRAZY over it. I heard more than one say "That's the best one! That's my favorite!"

 

The power of Stallone and DOLPH prevails even to 13/14 year old kids.

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But                                agents? Sounds like they are heading too far into Sci Fi territory here.

The Treadstone/Blackfriar Agents astound us more because they are highly trained and skilled individuals.

 

If you've ever read any Ludlum, it kind of makes perfect sense.  Guy was all over the road in his books.  Especially Apocalypse Watch.   Sonnenkinder, anyone?

 

The trailer sold me, though.  I'm intrigued.

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Hey Guys, I will not be seeing The Bourne Legacy anytime soon.  The Bourne films were...Ok!  I would...Love a...Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Film, a Black Widow Film, A...Hawkeye and The Black Widow Film.  By the way, I just saw a...MARVELous Clip of The Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes.  I thought Last Season was...Awesome.  Already there was a team up with the Fantastic Four, an intro to the Kree/Skrull War, with Agents of S.W.O.R.D. in control of Kang's Swordship!  Basically this new ep, involves the theft of Ant-Man's Armor, and guess whom he hires to get it back?  Not any...Avengers, but...Power Man and Iron Fist!  Also they are not teens, and this is not a team up with Ultimate Spider-Man, but Luke Cage and Danny Rand, as if they were RRRRRRRRRRipped right out of the comics, and pasted in a motion comic!  This Sunday it is more like...Power Man and Iron Fist Assemble!

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Holy fucking shit, HAYWIRE! Wow.

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Another response would be "Holy fucking shit, Channing Tatum actually CAN act, wow."

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The opening Diner scene with him and Gina Carano was suprising. Real brutal fight. Channing literally kicking the shit out of her when she's down.

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The Expendable 2 posters are beautiful.  Even though some of them are photoshopped, they don't look overdone like some on the poster for the original.

 

Seriously,  Dolph and Van Damme have easily now have one the best posters of their career's.

 

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Scott Adkin's EL GRINGO Trailer.

http://outlawvern.com/2012/04/26/el-gringo-trailer/

 

 

Along with Stash House and Dragon Eyes, it looks as though After Dark produced a nice little bunch of action films.  I am confident Dolph doing Eeeeevil, will make Stash House worth a watch.

 

El Gringo does look the strongest of the three, though.

 

The Joel Silver/WB fallout seems to have been coming for a long time.  Remember when he was unable to get them to commit to a decent release for Rock n Rolla?  The breaking point it seems was attaching the Dark Knight Rises preview to MI:GP rather than Sherlock 2.  The silver lining of this cloud may be that we get a Silver on the loose that has something to prove.

 

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Originally Posted by felix View Post

Lots of films set in Mexico these days.

 

It's not 100% confirmed yet. But i think Mel's GET THE GRINGO will get a Theatrical release here in Singapore. Guess Mel still has some pull overseas.

 

Some trouble on the TOM YUM GOONG 2 production.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/04/whither-tony-jaa-and-tom-yum-goong-2.php

 

A poster for the theatrical Uk release has the original title: How I Spent my Summer Vacation. Coming in May.  The Raid is another film that retains it's original title here in the UK.

 

Not good on the Tom Yum Goong 2 set.  The last time we had trouble like this we got Ong Bak 3.  Let's hope the delays are in getting the film right.

 

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June can't get here soon enough

 

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Looking good, I will be placing my order soon.

 

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Originally Posted by Erix View Post

But I have a feeling that The Bourne Legacy is going to tank.
 

 

I don't see it tanking.  For sure it will be down from the Damon films.  How high it goes will be purely on how good it is.

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I love how he undersells it as being hung over and then he friggin' throws COFFEE in her face. Never thought I'd see the day where I said Channing Tatum was one of the best things about a movie.

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Fox CEO discusses the plot of A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

 

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“So he goes to Russia, he thinks, to bail his son out of jail, and it turns out the son’s not a fuck up, he’s the antithesis of that. In fact, the apple has not fallen far from the tree, the apple has not fallen from the tree, which is that the son is a badder ass John McClane than John McClane.”

 

Really?

 

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