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post #89851 of 115340

Can someone explain why the sequel to CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is named RIDDICK now?

I hate stuff like that.

Another contender: the current The Thing franchise, including THE THING and it's prequel, THE THING. If The Thing (the second one) hadn't gone up in flames at the box office, maybe part 3, well, THE THING would be on the way by now too.

 

Also:

 

Transformers

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers 4

 

The fuck? Not that I'm a big Bumblebee fan but why can't we just have some consistency? Even Saw chickened out after six straight roman numeral parts.

post #89852 of 115340

Just watched 10 to Midnight not even realizing it was the Movie of the Day not even a week ago. This may be the best movie ever. 

post #89853 of 115340

Chronicles of Riddick was a sequel to Pitch Black, so yeah....

 

I also have trouble liking the Blade films as much as others do. I see what works about them, I get certain levels of enjoyment out of them, but on the other hand I dunno, I can't explain it, like I think part of it is that everything is too easy for Blade.

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Can someone explain why the sequel to CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is named RIDDICK now?
 

 

Wasn't it always supposed to be titled RIDDICK?

 

Just saw MAXIMUM CONVICTION. It's okay DTV stuff. But i've forgotten most of it already. Michael Pare looks really bulked up here though.

post #89855 of 115340

Actually the original title for Riddick 3 was....

 

 

The Chronicles of Riddick: DEAD MAN STALKING 

 

 

which is a title I greatly prefer! 

post #89856 of 115340

Sounds too much like the PIRATES sequel to me.

 

Watching SIX BULLETS right now. I like it. JC looks like he's in really great shape!

post #89857 of 115340
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Just watched 10 to Midnight not even realizing it was the Movie of the Day not even a week ago. This may be the best movie ever. 

 

 

I know, it's incredible.

 

700

 

 

 

Also incredible is that Snipes story. I've got to pick up the dvd of Blade: Trinity. It's fairly cheap nowadays. I haven't seen it since it first came out on disc, but the fact that Snipes only did close ups, and basically out diva-ed a lot of other people is hilarious. Stoned and trying to stay in character? I'd have loved to see this movie's production.

post #89858 of 115340
Does Van Damme do much martial arts in SIX BULLETS? I've heard there are few fights but they are good.
post #89859 of 115340

Decided to follow up 10 to Midnight with Death Wish 2. Geez is the opening 20 minutes just brutal. I've been desensitized to violence for years but that was one of the few times I found something hard to watch. 

post #89860 of 115340

They don't do enough with the set up contrast of revenge driven Paul Kersey (Bronson) and the Christian mission his apartment neighbors.

post #89861 of 115340
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

I loved Haywire. A lot of people didn't, but Soderbergh's decision to do a movie with the heart of a Seagal-era martial arts thriller and the mind of a countercultural, Euro-influenced noir a la Point Blank was ingenious. One of the best endings of the year!

Patton Oswalt has a few hilarious anecdotes about Wesley Snipes on Blade: Trinity (still haven't seen it) in his Random Roles interview:


Good thing Goyer was able to bounce back being on all of Nolan's Batman movies. And I had no idea Snipes was on this stoned, I-am-Blade kick the whole time.

We also get a quote from Stallone on sequels: “When you make a movie, it’s like getting dressed for prom in a dark closet. When you walk out and you look good and it works, you’re like, ‘Fuck, let’s do this again!’”

Ahaha...what a funny story!! I dint have any idea Snipes was such a diva on set of that movie lol. I love Blade movies...first two to be exact, especially second one that is just bad ass! I still remember when I saw first Blade for the first time in 1998. I was in high school at the time. It was day beffore Christmas and my friend and I where kind of bored, so we decided to go see a movie. At the time I didnt know shit about Blsde, I even never heard of comic book. But Wesley Snipes was in it so we decided to give it a shot. Oh man...when I saw it...I was blown away..I became instant Blade fan!! So when sequel was anounced I couldnt wait for it, and when I saw that one...I was even more blown away!! It was so awesome...pure orgasam haha...even better then first one!! And when they anounced third one...I was happy like a little kid. But unfortunatley...third one sucked. It had awesome opening...but rest of the movie kind of sucked. Now I know and why lol.
I was aleays sorry that they didnt use story that I read about somewhere online that was placed like 50 years in to the future where vampires rule the world and humans are slaves and rare, and Blade is underground fighting against vampires, trying to destroy their rulership.
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Finally caught up with Haywire. It currently sits at number 6 on my top 10 of the year so far so I obviously dug it quite a bit. Great cast, loved how stylized it was and Carano was badass and sexy as hell in this. After Skyfall it's my favorite action flick of the year.

I hated it! One of the worst movies I saw this year...it was so boring and stupid. I was watching it with my wife, and she felt a sleap after 30 min and I was thinking to my self "oh what the hell, I will watch it till the end, maybe it will be better"! Well..it wasnt...
post #89862 of 115340
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They don't do enough with the set up contrast of revenge driven Paul Kersey (Bronson) and the Christian mission his apartment neighbors.

 

I fully expected him to join one of the missions and have to deal with getting away from there to blast fools. A missed opportunity.  

post #89863 of 115340

HAYWIRE is near the top of my Top 10 as well. A jazzy feel to the Action. It's a sexy, cool film. A star is born in Gina Carano.

post #89864 of 115340

Haywire is very pretty, Skyfall is probably the only 2012 film that's prettier.

post #89865 of 115340
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Decided to follow up 10 to Midnight with Death Wish 2. Geez is the opening 20 minutes just brutal. I've been desensitized to violence for years but that was one of the few times I found something hard to watch. 

Funny story...just the other day I decided to rewatch Death Wish sequels because except original that I saw many times, sequels I didnt watch at least 15 or more years, and I forgot almost everything about them. So the other day I put my Death Wish 2 BD in player and I start to watching it. And my father in law show up, and after him my wifes younger sister, and they also sit to watch movie with me. And it was all OK until that rape scene started. They start raping that poor woman, and its going, and going, and going...asses and titts all over the place and I feel really wierd watching it with these two...we all watching this but I can see that this two are "in shock" but they dont say anything. And thank God that scene was finaly over and movie goes further. But only like 5 min later Bronsons daughter is naken and one of the sickos starts doing something to here, and in that moment I stoped the movie because one wierd movie raping moment with my father in law and my sister in law was more then enough for one day haha. Will watch it when Im alone lol...
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Does Van Damme do much martial arts in SIX BULLETS? I've heard there are few fights but they are good.

Yeah...he has three fights scenes (although one is done with mask and night googles so it can be that it was done by stuntman) and they look really good...kind of Taken style...
post #89866 of 115340
O common guys...I can get that some people liked Hywire because of this and that...but saying that movie was one of the prettier movies this year is just to much. Dont exaggerate...PQ of Hywire was really shity, it had TV movie quality, or DTV at best. Gina was best thing in the whole movie...but she deserves much, much better movie. Hopefully Fast 6 is going to be that movie..
post #89867 of 115340
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O common guys...I can get that some people liked Hywire because of this and that...but saying that movie was one of the prettier movies this year is just to much. Dont exaggerate...PQ of Hywire was really shity, it had TV movie quality, or DTV at best. Gina was best thing in the whole movie...but she deserves much, much better movie. Hopefully Fast 6 is going to be that movie..

 

Did you not see her fight with Ewan MacGregor on the beach while the sun sets? Do you have eyes?

post #89868 of 115340
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Originally Posted by MegaManRising View Post

 

Do you have eyes?

 

Whoa, that's not how we interact with each other in this thread. Chill.

post #89869 of 115340
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Ahaha...what a funny story!! I dint have any idea Snipes was such a diva on set of that movie lol. I love Blade movies...first two to be exact, especially second one that is just bad ass! I still remember when I saw first Blade for the first time in 1998. I was in high school at the time. It was day beffore Christmas and my friend and I where kind of bored, so we decided to go see a movie. At the time I didnt know shit about Blsde, I even never heard of comic book. But Wesley Snipes was in it so we decided to give it a shot. Oh man...when I saw it...I was blown away..I became instant Blade fan!! So when sequel was anounced I couldnt wait for it, and when I saw that one...I was even more blown away!! It was so awesome...pure orgasam haha...even better then first one!! And when they anounced third one...I was happy like a little kid. But unfortunatley...third one sucked. It had awesome opening...but rest of the movie kind of sucked. Now I know and why lol.
I was aleays sorry that they didnt use story that I read about somewhere online that was placed like 50 years in to the future where vampires rule the world and humans are slaves and rare, and Blade is underground fighting against vampires, trying to destroy their rulership.

To be fair Goyer was as much of a cunt as Snipes was during that film. Norrington and Del Toro shut down a lot of his stupidity during the first two, but having total power let him get away with everything he wanted. The final product reflects as such.
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I hated it! One of the worst movies I saw this year...it was so boring and stupid. I was watching it with my wife, and she felt a sleap after 30 min and I was thinking to my self "oh what the hell, I will watch it till the end, maybe it will be better"! Well..it wasnt...

I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's a very polarizing film though. It's be awesome if Sourdough made a come back vehicle for Van Damme with this kind of cast.
post #89870 of 115340
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Whoa, that's not how we interact with each other in this thread. Chill.

 

Sorry if I offended any eyeless people posting here.

post #89871 of 115340

Going thru the Connery Bonds. My video store got the new set. DVD, not Blu. Still, the main reason I'm not picking them up come Black Friday.

post #89872 of 115340
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Originally Posted by MegaManRising View Post

 

Sorry if I offended any eyeless people posting here.

 

Just be nice when disagreeing is all I'm saying.

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Just be nice when disagreeing is all I'm saying.

 

I know, I'm just being a jerk.

post #89874 of 115340
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I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's a very polarizing film though. It's be awesome if Sourdough made a come back vehicle for Van Damme with this kind of cast.

Hmmm...I dunno...only with better script and faster pace..and better PQ. Cast was good in Hywire...but wasted...
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Did you not see her fight with Ewan MacGregor on the beach while the sun sets? Do you have eyes?

lol..do I have eyes. Well I sure am not blind since I saw this movie haha (although this was a blind buy for me on amazon and I regret that)...but to me it was just boring and stupid DTV/TV looking movie...thats it..
post #89875 of 115340

A short write up of one of my favorite underrated Hitchcocks - THE WRONG MAN

 

http://www.avclub.com/articles/wrongman-movies-in-honor-of-hitchcock-1-of-5-the-w,88853/

post #89876 of 115340

I'm not a fan of Louis Leterrier -I hated his Hulk movie- but the cast has me intrigued about his latest NOW YOU SEE ME.

post #89877 of 115340
I loved his Transporter movie, but also hated his Hulk movie ( but I really like Ang Lee Hulk version)..

BTW black friday week started today and I allready saw some sweet deals on Amazon...hopefully I wont spend to much money hehe...
post #89878 of 115340

I thought the Ed Norton Hulk movie was much better than Ang Lee's, it wasn't so safe and nice and it had a real bad ass brawl at the end. Still not what a Hulk movie could be, but I expect we'll be getting a real Hulk film soon.

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Oh, I've never heard that before; now I am real disappointed they never did a film together as that would have been incredible.

 

Not only were Lee and Chiba to be in it, but also the ever awesome and underrated Angela Mao and George Lazenby.  After Lee died, the movie still got made, although it was changed quite a bit.  Lazenby and Mao are still in it, as well as Sammo Hung.  It's called Stoner, and it's not bad.

 

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Another contender: the current The Thing franchise, including THE THING and it's prequel, THE THING. If The Thing (the second one) hadn't gone up in flames at the box office, maybe part 3, well, THE THING would be on the way by now too.

 

Don't forget that there's a video game sequel, also titled The Thing.  Hell, I almost love this franchise more for doing that.  It's too bad there's only one worthwhile entry.

 

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Decided to follow up 10 to Midnight with Death Wish 2. Geez is the opening 20 minutes just brutal. I've been desensitized to violence for years but that was one of the few times I found something hard to watch. 

 

I actually have the uncut version of Death Wish II... definitely more rapey, if anything.

 

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O common guys...I can get that some people liked Hywire because of this and that...but saying that movie was one of the prettier movies this year is just to much. Dont exaggerate...PQ of Hywire was really shity, it had TV movie quality, or DTV at best. Gina was best thing in the whole movie...but she deserves much, much better movie. Hopefully Fast 6 is going to be that movie..

 

I wasn't too impressed by the picture quality myself... especially when that CGI deer came along.  But the fight scenes were great.  Just wish she would have fought a worthwhile opponent.  The whole thing felt too easy for me.  Still liked it though.

 

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Sorry if I offended any eyeless people posting here.

lol

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I thought the Ed Norton Hulk movie was much better than Ang Lee's, it wasn't so safe and nice and it had a real bad ass brawl at the end. Still not what a Hulk movie could be, but I expect we'll be getting a real Hulk film soon.

 

Gonna totally agree with you there.  I especially loved Roth in it.

post #89880 of 115340

Just finished up watching that video Jox posted. I'd heard that Cliff from Shout! Factory let slip a lot of titles in this interview, and boy did he have some interesting stuff. He said they've got Cannon stuff, but didn't go into too much detail. However he said that the following are in their hands and will be released.

 

ROLLING THUNDER

EXTERMINATOR 2

CAPTAIN AMERICA

TANK GIRL

EVE OF DESTRUCTION

THE BIG BOSS

WAY OF THE DRAGON

GAME OF DEATH

COHEN AND TATE

 

and quite a few non-action stuff like

 

UNHOLY ROLLERS

SUGAR HILL

 

More Empire Pictures films, "A few Vincent Price movies", and I Come In Peace, as well as Joshua Tree, of course we already know about those last 2. He mentions that he skirted around the MOD films by letting the person know that they would be released only on Blu-ray, and not MOD, so MGM could still do MOD films. They also got more non-horror from MGM, and apparently it was a pretty big list that they sent him of stuff they'd immediately approve, but didn't say what he did get from it. He mentioned that he got all the Universal stuff he asked for, so either he's holding out on Prince Of Darkness, or it wasn't on his initial list.

 

Really good interview, and best of all, there's a whole bunch of great movies coming our way. Here's hoping Enter The Ninja, and the other Ninja films with Sho Kosugi are coming our way. Along with Dudikoff of course! I mean, I gotta have PLATOON LEADER in my collection!

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duke fleed, I hope that the only...TURKEYS...you encounter during your far-away trip...are eaten...not seen in a theater!

 

Nicely done.

 

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Patton Oswalt has a few hilarious anecdotes about Wesley Snipes on Blade: Trinity (still haven't seen it) in his Random Roles interview:

 

Wow. I hope that Snipes still doesn't act that way once he gets out of the jailhouse. That can't be the only reason that film is a pile of crap, though. The script and the director also played a big part.

 

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Watched Fire with Fire recently. I was suprised to see Duhamel as the lead, and Bruno taking a smaller role.

 

The ending was a gut buster though. There's this big build-up as Josh and Rosario pump themselves up to make one final dash from the burning building. Then they calming walk through some flames on the ground. Roll credits. Fin.

 

Ha. The perils of low-budget indie filmmaking, I suppose.

 

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I will say: BLADE II > BLADE

 

That is not a controversial opinion; I think that's the opinion of most people. I do need to see the trilogy again as it's been too long.

 

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Actually the original title for Riddick 3 was....

 

 

The Chronicles of Riddick: DEAD MAN STALKING 

 

 

which is a title I greatly prefer! 

 

Personally I am not a fan of those "punny" titles, like what you get now from the Die Hard films.

 

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Decided to follow up 10 to Midnight with Death Wish 2. Geez is the opening 20 minutes just brutal. I've been desensitized to violence for years but that was one of the few times I found something hard to watch. 

 

Yeah, I will agree with that.

 

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I hated it! One of the worst movies I saw this year...it was so boring and stupid. I was watching it with my wife, and she felt a sleap after 30 min and I was thinking to my self "oh what the hell, I will watch it till the end, maybe it will be better"! Well..it wasnt...

 

Don't worry, Haywire polarizes people, whether it's the general public (I've seen many copies of it at the used DVD stores, including right after it came out) or the people on the forum. There were some negative reviews in this thread but the reaction was real mixed in the Post-Release thread for it elsewhere on the board. I do understand why it isn't for everyone; I happened to enjoy the simple yet effective story and the score was pretty awesome.

 

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Funny story...just the other day I decided to rewatch Death Wish sequels because except original that I saw many times, sequels I didnt watch at least 15 or more years, and I forgot almost everything about them. So the other day I put my Death Wish 2 BD in player and I start to watching it. And my father in law show up, and after him my wifes younger sister, and they also sit to watch movie with me. And it was all OK until that rape scene started. They start raping that poor woman, and its going, and going, and going...asses and titts all over the place and I feel really wierd watching it with these two...we all watching this but I can see that this two are "in shock" but they dont say anything. And thank God that scene was finaly over and movie goes further. But only like 5 min later Bronsons daughter is naken and one of the sickos starts doing something to here, and in that moment I stoped the movie because one wierd movie raping moment with my father in law and my sister in law was more then enough for one day haha. Will watch it when Im alone lol...

 

That does sound incredibly awkward.

 

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I'm not a fan of Louis Leterrier -I hated his Hulk movie- but the cast has me intrigued about his latest NOW YOU SEE ME.

 

I am not sure of the premise (illusionists do bank heists and they give the money to their audiences) but that cast is nice: Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Melanie Laurent, Common...

 

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Not only were Lee and Chiba to be in it, but also the ever awesome and underrated Angela Mao and George Lazenby.  After Lee died, the movie still got made, although it was changed quite a bit.  Lazenby and Mao are still in it, as well as Sammo Hung.  It's called Stoner, and it's not bad.

 

Oh OK. I hadn't heard of that film before but it does sound interesting.

 

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Just finished up watching that video Jox posted. I'd heard that Cliff from Shout! Factory let slip a lot of titles in this interview, and boy did he have some interesting stuff. He said they've got Cannon stuff, but didn't go into too much detail. However he said that the following are in their hands and will be released.

 

ROLLING THUNDER

EXTERMINATOR 2

CAPTAIN AMERICA

TANK GIRL

EVE OF DESTRUCTION

THE BIG BOSS

WAY OF THE DRAGON

GAME OF DEATH

COHEN AND TATE

 

and quite a few non-action stuff like

 

UNHOLY ROLLERS

SUGAR HILL

 

That is indeed a pretty nice list of films.

 

Late last night I was thinking, and there are two things I should have said about The Man From Hong Kong:

 

1. Sammo Hung is in that film too, and the last time you see him, he gets a swirly in a jailhouse toilet! Or as I learned from Wikipedia, "bogwashing" if you're from the UK.

 

2. There's a random thug who you briefly see, and he has long hair and a big bushy beard; he seriously looked like the Geico Caveman.

 

What a film.

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Got it out of my system...I think.

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Really glad I sat through the interview also. At first I thought I might end up fast forwarding through it, but it was so fascinating to hear him talk about the side we never really get to hear much about, acquisitions, that I was just glued to the screen. THEN when he started divulging titles, well, that was just the cherry on top of this delicious banana split.

post #89884 of 115340
Would Men of War qualify for a Shout Factory release? That's probably my favourite solo Dolph movie, as well as a film dying for a good home video release.
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Yeah absolutely! I think MEN OF WAR really one of the very best and most polished Dolph films in terms of overall artistic quality in every department.

 

Unfortunately it's not as popular as his previous cult classics because I think it came out years too late when Dolph's shinning star was dying out and his movies were dumped on home video without much effort (even its foreign theatrical release was very limited and came unnoticed whereas it had some of the best reviews for a Lundgren film).

 

It came from the same company as DARK ANGEL and JOSHUA TREE, Vision / MDP Worldwide, but the US rights are at Miramax and Echo Bridge so I don't know if Shout can get them. My one hope for one would be that Anchor Bay UK (which released it on DVD in the UK a few years ago) puts out a Blu-ray edition because at least the transfer would be good (and uncut). But damn out great would it be to have a special edition with commentary and interviews!

 

In other Big D news, THE PACKAGE will come out in the U.S. on February 19

 

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Does Van Damme do much martial arts in SIX BULLETS? I've heard there are few fights but they are good.

 

Vern reviews BAD ASS

 

Van Damme has a nice brutal knife fight in the beginning. While in disguise as a Moustached Pedophile in a Brothel.

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Sounds fun. Any good kicks?
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He does throw one or two roundhouses.

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Hopefully the reviews are good on this one.

 

Capsule take on Maximum Conviction:

 

I'm not going to lie. Barring the fact that it has a mundane style and Steven Seagal and Steve Austin barely spend any time side by side hauling ass and therefore the movie feels like three separate perspectives of the same plot, I enjoyed the living hell out of it. For my money the best and dumbest Die Hard ripoff to come along in a while, Michael Pare plays an incredibly kind bad guy, care is put into the action and "acting," and there are hysterical CGI explosions. Grab some booze and get your friends together and hit up the Redbox. You'll thank me later.

 

And further thoughts on revisiting Lethal Weapon 3:

 

Now I know why this entry of the series was the one I hadn't seen in the longest time. Donner, Gibson, Glover et al still deliver. Without any input from Shane Black and a need to satisfy a public who has been won over by the first two films, however, the film is full of loud, screaming, manic bickering and overblown action sequences. The downbeat but heartfelt humor of the first two is replaced with straight-up slapstick and an escalating series of situations where Murtaugh is embarrassed and Leo Getz (Joe Pesci, mysteriously returning for the public's graces) is slapped around for being an impish fool. That said, however, the plot involving armor-piercing bullets and Stuart Wilson's ousted corrupt cop (surprisingly boring compared to his crazy turn in No Escape), while not entirely pulled off, resonates well in the wake of the then-recent Rodney King incident and subsequent trials.


Lacking the true magic of what made the first two films so great, what we have here is a sort of greatest hits, borderline-parody entry to the series, the kind of thing that Homer Simpson would stop to watch on TV or justification for Loaded Weapon 1 to be made. Is it good? Not necessarily. Is it watchable? Certainly. I'm sure that sometime in 2022, I'll have a strange burning desire to revisit it. But not immediately, if ever.
 
And this just in: the Super Bowl will debut our first look at Fast Six!
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I thought the Ed Norton Hulk movie was much better than Ang Lee's, it wasn't so safe and nice and it had a real bad ass brawl at the end. Still not what a Hulk movie could be, but I expect we'll be getting a real Hulk film soon.

 

That end brawl was nice, that was something that first movie missed, big bang ending, but then again...that brawl looked to cartoony because CGI was bad and more then obvious. In general I really didn't like that second Hulk movie because of the actors and bad CGI (Hulk looked awful!). Norton was just wrong choice, totally miscast, and he looked totally not interested for his performance...there was no emotion in his performance, and there was no chemistry between him and Liv Tyler that also looked so confused in the whole movie. The best thing they could come up with to show how much they love each other was to show them lying on the best separately and thinking of each other lol. And William Hurt replacing Sam Elliot was just wrong. Eliot is just natural bad ass and him playing a tough general looked just so natural and believable, while Hurt looked like he is trying to much to be tough, but he failed.

On the other hand, I loved Ang Lee's Hulk because he manage to make something more then just another super-hero movie...he made something that is almost impossible...to combine Hollywood blockbuster and independent (almost artistic) drama with characters and emotions in one movie. That ending with Nolte and Bana in dark room arguing...that was almost fucking Shakespearean! Also loved the way he edited movie, to look like a comic book, that was so cool. And Bana was just awesome as Banner...there was so much anger and pain in his performance, so much emotions, and his on screen relationship with Jennifer Connely was just so natural and believable, plus she was great to. And then there was Nick Nolte...well, you cant go wrong with him hehe. And in the end, ILM did fucking amazing job. Their Hulk maybe didn't look like Hulk from comic book, but he looked so real, he was a character with emotions and he was "acting". From my experience of working with CGI, I know how hard is to make believable human character. You can make dinosaurs or monsters to look real because those things don't exist...but to make real and believable CGI human character...well, that's fucking hard. But ILM did it! Rhythm and Hues (among others) just didn't manage to even reach that bar with their Hulk in sequel, although visually that Hulk looked more like comic book Hulk. But ILM get thing right on that subject in Avengers...

 

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Would Men of War qualify for a Shout Factory release? That's probably my favourite solo Dolph movie, as well as a film dying for a good home video release.

 

 

I only like last 20 min of that movie...everything before that is wasting of time...

 

BTW guys...check it out...Jackie Chan is - ROBOCOP!!!

 

 

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But OK...jokes a side...this is concept art for first Robocop's suit 

 

 

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To bad they didn't stick with this one for the whole movie.

 

There is also interesting video about production and concept art of the movie...

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv5keb_robocop-featurette-concept-art-licensing-sizzle-reel-vo-hq_shortfilms

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I can't believe Michael Cimino's HEAVEN'S GATE has a Criterion release. Awesome! One of my favorite Westerns; a gorgous film, that is really underrated, its brilliance and legacy overshadowed by the excessive cost and a studio going down. Love Kristofferson in it, but wow, Walken.

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I agree the fight was cartoony but it was fine with me because it's a comic book film. 

 

Also, I might like Lethal Weapon 3 best of any of them, personally.

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Also, a classic Richard Widmark movie I've never heard of is getting a Blu release - THE TRAP. Widmark is always awesome , and here he's a mob lawyer on the run, returning to his hometown. And yeah, of course, shit goes down. Hence the title THE TRAP. I'm definitely intrigued enough to consider a blind buy.

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Arnold pumping up for BREACHER / TEN and, presumably, CONAN.  Not bad:

 

 

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I'm going thru the Connery Bonds this week, and tonite I'm up to GOLDFINGER. I really like the first two, DR NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. They're grittier and more grounded in a way not seen again til Craig. RUSSIA is particularly great, one of the perfect 60's Bonds.

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RUSSIA is my favourite Bond.  Connery has never been cooler, and most importantly the villian has never been better: Robert Shaw owned it.

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Are you a fan of CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, Macready?

 

I enjoyed it, yes.  I was disappointed to see  Keith David bow out so soon, but overall it was fun.

 

The first two films aren't perfect; the third film can be the best of the series so far.

 

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I will say: BLADE II > BLADE

 

That's how I feel, but I like the first a lot more than you.  Trinity is a very distant third, Snipes' attitude may have been due to the fact that his most successful films were going to get such a crappy follow up.  

 

It's basically Nolan's Batman Begins, then The Dark Knight and for the finale they made Batman and Robin.  Subsequent crappy Marvel part 3s, X-Men: The Last Stand and Spiderman 3 surpassed it for suckiness, though.

 

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Did you not see her chase Ewan MacGregor on the beach while the sun sets?

 

Fixed.

 

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RUSSIA is my favourite Bond.  Connery has never been cooler, and most importantly the villian has never been better: Robert Shaw owned it.

 

I with you on this.  I love Russia; it's easily my favourite Connery Bond.

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Snipes is getting out of jail next year, isn't he?

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Arnold pumping up for BREACHER / TEN and, presumably, CONAN.  Not bad:

 

 

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Arnold's upper body does look pretty buffed out, but his leg looks really skinny.

 

 

Hit up Target and walked out with quite the score. I went just to get The Expendables 2......and Magic Mike......then I found Haywire, and Safe for 8 bucks, Captain America for 13, and I sprung for the Target exclusive edition of The Hunger Games that's on sale, and because the word of mouth on here is that it's a decent enough film, so I made a blind buy out of it.

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I can't believe Michael Cimino's HEAVEN'S GATE has a Criterion release. Awesome! One of my favorite Westerns; a gorgous film, that is really underrated, its brilliance and legacy overshadowed by the excessive cost and a studio going down. Love Kristofferson in it, but wow, Walken.

 

Yeah, once I am able to I should probably pick that up. At least the movie does look nice, even if there are story issues and Lord, the length.

 

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Snipes is getting out of jail next year, isn't he?

 

Yep, I hear he's getting out July of 2013.

 

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Hit up Target and walked out with quite the score. I went just to get The Expendables 2......and Magic Mike......then I found Haywire, and Safe for 8 bucks, Captain America for 13, and I sprung for the Target exclusive edition of The Hunger Games that's on sale, and because the word of mouth on here is that it's a decent enough film, so I made a blind buy out of it.

 

To use a phrase I've typed before, that is a Rene-esque haul, this time from Rene himself. Once I am able to go out and about easily again, I just may pull a Rene-esque hall as soon as I can.

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