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post #90701 of 111962
Rene loved G.I. Joe. He watched it in a double feature with The Last Airbender. Great night for him.
post #90702 of 111962

I think we were all surprised by GI JOE when it first came out. The Last Airbender on the other hand is an atrocity.

post #90703 of 111962

GI Joe was great fun. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it but how can you go wrong when you have the awesome guy from A Bittersweet Life fighting Darth Maul?

post #90704 of 111962
post #90705 of 111962
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Vern reviews Dolph's ONE IN THE CHAMBER

 

I noticed at the beginning his alarm goes off at 6:57 am. What kind of a man sets his alarm for 6:57? Why not 7:00? Why not 6:55? Does this suggest a man who has always precisely planned for how much time he will need to do anything, whether sniping somebody or eating his morning bagel? I don’t know.

 

*Chuckles* God, I love Vern.

post #90706 of 111962

There was this musical movie I watched- pitch perfect. I think that belongs here.

post #90707 of 111962

If you say so?

post #90708 of 111962
I haven't, nor will I ever watch The Last Airbender. What a shitty looking movie. G. I. Joe on the other hand is certified awesone.
post #90709 of 111962

Rachel Nichols can make anything awesome. It's a scientific fact!

post #90710 of 111962
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Originally Posted by nagboy92 View Post

I liked Ted. Not quite as much as I liked 21 Jump Street but I still really liked it. Wahlberg and Kunis are good and there are a lot of funny cameos and the film had a lot more heart than I thought it would have. I'd recommend it. 

 

Same here...liked Ted, although not as much as I hoped I will. But I was pleasantly surprised that it had a lot more heart then I expected...

 

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

Just watched the new G.I. JOE trailer. Got a kick out of Willis being cool.

 

Curious: did everybody in the thread like the original? Never saw it myself. I'm tempted to toss aside preconceived notions and dislike of toy franchises turned movies and check it out. What the hell, right?

 

Personally I remember original as a fun movie...nothing that blown me away,but it was fun. Maybe I should check it out again before sequel is out...
 
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New Clip from A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

 

 

Damn!! This keeps looking better and better. Cant wait to see it!!!

post #90711 of 111962

MrSaxon, Obviously you have been to...The Hall Of Fleed!, on the...Planet of the same name!  YO JOE!  I...Cannot wait to watch G.I. Joe Retaliation when it...MARCHes into Theaters on the...29th!  There are more...Ninja in G.I. Joe 2 than in a...Barrel Of Ninja!

post #90712 of 111962

This is the best mix series going right now. Very relevant to the B action crowd. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/blood-bros-iii-back-in?in=maddecent/sets/blood-bros-series
 

post #90713 of 111962

Pacific Rim will be a great one.  GDT had blu balls from all time he wasted on The Hobbit.  I know he released all his bottled up frustration on this.

 

I also like that he went with actors rather than stars.

 

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Quentin Tarantino is over-rated. There, I said it.

 

Send your ninjas after me and be done with it.

 

Oh, this is an undeniable fact. He gets more time and money than any of the film-makers he 'borrows' from and people say he makes better films than they did?  Nonsense.

 

However, the films he makes are fun, the passion is there for all to see and he raises the profile of the films he is stealing from.  This always results in a quality remaster/release that I am highly grateful for. 

 

I have no doubt I will enjoy (maybe love) Django Unchained, (Will Smith starring in the film would have been a disaster) but when morons say this is the best western ever; that is the shit that will annoy me. 

 

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Originally Posted by ED209 View Post

This is the best mix series going right now. Very relevant to the B action crowd. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/blood-bros-iii-back-in?in=maddecent/sets/blood-bros-series
 

 

Oh wow.  I still listen to the other two, I can't wait to check this out.

 

Thanks for the link!!!

post #90714 of 111962

Netflix hath sent me... KIDNAPPING OF A PRESIDENT, with Shatner and Hal Holbrook. Anyone seen?

post #90715 of 111962
Quote:

Oh, this is an undeniable fact. He gets more time and money than any of the film-makers he 'borrows' from and people say he makes better films than they did?  Nonsense.

 

Better than some, worse than others, surely? I mean, he occasionally steals from the best, but he's also stolen from some pretty shitty movies as well.

post #90716 of 111962
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Originally Posted by DanielRoffle View Post

 

Better than some, worse than others, surely? I mean, he occasionally steals from the best, but he's also stolen from some pretty shitty movies as well.

 

Ok, most but not all of the films are great.

 

I disagree on the 'occasionally' part.  Some of his films are loaded with bits taken from other films.

 

But you only need to look at the ridiculous number of \Tarantino-imitations to see that stealing from others isn't the whole story; you need to make it work as well.

post #90717 of 111962

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, I was half n' half on.  As I told my friend walking home from the screening, I had fun but don't think I need to see it again.  Too much CGI ridiculousness, but then again the flick was a decent approximation of the cinema equivalent of what being a little kid playing with action figures in the backyard is like.  I did like the power suits sequence (fairly funny stuff), the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow sequences (Lee Byung-hun's always a blast) and the unexpected nastiness of the villains (I vaguely recall a good guy soldier catching a giant mechanized drill car in the face).  I'm psyched for the new JOE movie, though, due to the Rock, the Park, the Byung-hun and especially the Willis Factor.

 

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD: Still cautiously optimistic.  I want it to be great.  Please let it be great.

 

THE LAST AIRBENDER, I also didn't hate like most people.  Though I'd never seen the original AVATAR cartoon and didn't have any of that baggage going in, I could tell that something was off...  Normal emotions and characterization, dialogue, what have you...   But that said, I thought the film was well designed and had some decent visuals and effects and score.  It left very much like a "Chapter One" and I actually looked forward to seeing what M. Night could do with a sequel, thinking maybe he might have learned from his mistakes and could conceivably fashion a bigger, more sprawling and wilder sequel.  Doesn't sound like that's in the cards.

 

TARANTINO: Fun filmmaker but maybe not a great one.  I still love RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION, JACKIE BROWN and the film TRUE ROMANCE became but also feel that KILL BILL 1 & 2 are flawed but fun (stylish and lively but building up to not-enough) and didn't care a whole lot for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.  My wish is that someday, sometime, Tarantino will tell a personally relevant story about actual people - instead of fakey movie characters - that doesn't rely on references of other people's movies or music to get by.  DOGS, PULP and JACKIE, though filled with references, came the closest for me and I do still dig them in a big way.   He's totally capable.  Now I'd like to see him do something important.

post #90718 of 111962
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Originally Posted by ED209 View Post

This is the best mix series going right now. Very relevant to the B action crowd. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/blood-bros-iii-back-in?in=maddecent/sets/blood-bros-series
 

 

YES!!!  You don't even know how those last two got me through so many days at my last shitty job.  Thank you!

 

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I haven't watched a good comedy in a while - how was TED? Not a fan of Seth MacFarlane's thing, but i find Mark Wahlberg funny in comedys, and i dig Mila Kunis (crushworthy). Worth a rent?

 

I will say this: it contains what might just be Marky Mark's best yet on screen fight.  And it's with a stuffed bear.

post #90719 of 111962

I really regret not catching this when it first came out. The Thieves is basically Korea's version of Ocean's 11. Heard a lot of good things about it.

 

post #90720 of 111962

Finally watched Streets of Fire last night for the first time ever and really enjoyed it! Diane Lane was so smokin hot back then, and in Rumble Fish too.
 

My next great B film should arrive tomorrow. I thought White Fire (WHITE FIRE!), Miami Connection, Mafia vs Ninja, Cold Heat, anything with Robert Ginty, and Cop Out were the new so bad they are great films. Then my friend Jon told me to watch the trailer for Rage of Ninja (known as Rage of a Ninja in the trailer) on youtube and oh man oh man! I got it on vhs for about 4.88!

 

Anybody know any other great cheesy, so bad they are good b action movies? What was the name of that cheap foreign Rambo type one. Like Swedish Commando or something?

post #90721 of 111962
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Originally Posted by Macready View Post

 

Ok, most but not all of the films are great.

 

I disagree on the 'occasionally' part.  Some of his films are loaded with bits taken from other films.

 

But you only need to look at the ridiculous number of \Tarantino-imitations to see that stealing from others isn't the whole story; you need to make it work as well.

 

Oh, I meant "occasionally" in that he doesn't always steal from the best, not that he doesn't always steal!

 

I'm a fan of most genres/niches that he draws inspiration from, don't get me wrong - and it's not like I have a grudge against any particular director he takes from. But while probably all of the movies he cites are at least worth seeing, I just don't think that every one is some masterpiece that he's pilloring; very often they're just rather generic examples of different genres, and his movies have those originals beat on directing, characterization, you name it. I mean, he quotes so much different stuff that he'd have to be a pretty shitty filmmaker for that not to be so.

post #90722 of 111962

Just finished up revisiting Death Valley. I've had the vhs for some years now, but now I've got that nifty dvd/Blu-ray release, and it looks pretty great. In addition to that, its got a great film score. STEPHEN MCHATTIE plays THE MAIN GUY, and Wilford Brimley shows up as "Sheriff" and has a fairly small role. It is pretty funny to me when he's sometimes credited as "A. Wilford Brimley" and it makes me think "Where's the other one, or the rest?"

 

 

Now onto revisiting I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. The movie that preempted Quarantine for having people going mad from having rabies and going into full on chaos/carnage mode.

post #90723 of 111962

Forgot to mention that kain424 sent me a youtube link to his killcount for The Island over on facebook last night. If you don't mind yourself being spoiled over all of the kills, including the glorious scene where Caine mows down all of the pirates with that .50 caliber.

 

post #90724 of 111962
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
Is this movie set at Christmas again? If not, it's a bit of an odd quote from the original to use. 

 

I have no idea. I'll presume no, all things considered. I suppose it's better than the "Yippie-Ki-Yay Mother Russia" poster I saw last month in a theatre; no kidding.

 

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Originally Posted by chud101 View Post
There was this musical movie I watched- pitch perfect. I think that belongs here.

 

What an interesting thing to spam here. Then again I usually don't understand spam messageboard accounts anyhow.

 

I can't say I am too interested in that but at least the lead girl in it (Anna Kendrick) is nice to look at. I haven't seen any film with her in it yet, but I suppose I should eventually watch End of Watch due to the surprisingly good reviews I've heard for it.

 

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Originally Posted by ED209 View Post
This is the best mix series going right now. Very relevant to the B action crowd. Enjoy!


https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/blood-bros-iii-back-in?in=maddecent/sets/blood-bros-series

 

Welcome back.

 

That is quite the list of songs put together. Exactly the right sort of cheese.

 

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Originally Posted by Gabe T View Post
Netflix hath sent me... KIDNAPPING OF A PRESIDENT, with Shatner and Hal Holbrook. Anyone seen?

 

I can't say I have, but speaking of cheese, I have a feeling it isn't a giant leap to presume that movie is cheesy in late 2012.

 

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Originally Posted by Milkyway View Post
Anybody know any other great cheesy, so bad they are good b action movies? What was the name of that cheap foreign Rambo type one. Like Swedish Commando or something?

 

Oh man, there have been so many cheap foreign Rambo ripoffs in the 80's. The most blatant ones (which I haven't seen... yet) were the Indonesian Rambu and Korkusuz, commonly known as Turkish Rambo, and you can just imagine how that is given it's an old Turkish ripoff.

 

In terms of so bad they're good, the examples that pop into my head now are-if you haven't seen it yet-the infamous Deadly Prey, the recently mentioned by me Robot Jox, the hilariously great One Man Force (starring the late giant of a man known as John Matuszak and featuring Ronny Cox, Charles Napier, and Richard Lynch, and featuring a 5 minute sequence inside a bizarre bar that I wrote a lot about in this thread earlier in the year; it's almost beyond description how incredible that scene was) and Order of the Black Eagle, featuring Nazi's, a Bond ripoff hero known as DUNCAN JAX, and a baboon driving a tank!

post #90725 of 111962

The Oscars and Golden Globes are in a competition to see which show can disappear up its own ass faster.

post #90726 of 111962

 

 

Decided to check out Kevin Reynolds' war movie The Beast tonight. What a great, vastly underrated movie. Would make a good double feature with either Casualties of War or The Hurt Locker.

post #90727 of 111962

Finally saw Mad Dog and Glory. Christ Bill Murray is The Man. Out Acts Deniro back when he WAS DeNiro. CHUD favorite David Caruso also co-stars as DeNiro's partner, and has a big fight with Murray's big Henchman. They trash DeNiro's Ikea furnished million dollar apartment (NYPD must pay good money!). Ironically the weak link is the headlining star Uma Thurman. She's easy on the eye's, but lacks in the acting Dept (this was early in her career, but IMO she only shown as an actress when working with Tarantino).

 

Definitely a film for the CHUD 100 Greatest B Movies!

post #90728 of 111962

I quite like Uma in MAD DOG. She gives a very naturalistic, vulnerable performance.

 

THE BEAST is one of the underrated movies of the 80's. Love it.

post #90729 of 111962

There's one thing and one thing only keeping HARLEY DAVIDSON & THE MARLBORO MAN from being a perfect movie. The use of Bon Jovi as Mickey Rourke's Harley rides into adventure. No way someone that cool would listen to such a lame band.

post #90730 of 111962
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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

There's one thing and one thing only keeping HARLEY DAVIDSON & THE MARLBORO MAN from being a perfect movie. The use of Bon Jovi as Mickey Rourke's Harley rides into adventure. No way someone that cool would listen to such a lame band.

 

But aren't they lame in an awesome way?

post #90731 of 111962
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Originally Posted by MegaManRising View Post

 

But aren't they lame in an awesome way?

 

God no. Bon Jovi have always been on the teenybopper end of the 80s Hard Rock scale. I imagine Harley as more a Guns n' Roses or AC/DC kind of guy.

post #90732 of 111962
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Originally Posted by Workyticket View Post

 

God no. Bon Jovi have always been on the teenybopper end of the 80s Hard Rock scale. I imagine Harley as more a Guns n' Roses or AC/DC kind of guy.

 

I guess, to me Bon Jovi is exactly the right music for a film like that, though I'm not sure I can fully explain why.

post #90733 of 111962
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post

Finally saw Mad Dog and Glory. Christ Bill Murray is The Man. Out Acts Deniro back when he WAS DeNiro. CHUD favorite David Caruso also co-stars as DeNiro's partner, and has a big fight with Murray's big Henchman.

 

I miss David Caruso. He had a strong screen presence in Kiss Of Death. And i keep thinking that i should check out Jade in the future (Also because i am a Linda Fiorentino fan).

 

New Bullet To The Head Pic

 

post #90734 of 111962
Jade is a hell of a lot better than its reputation will lead you to believe. I proudly own the Blu-ray!
post #90735 of 111962
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I quite like Uma in MAD DOG. She gives a very naturalistic, vulnerable performance.

 

THE BEAST is one of the underrated movies of the 80's. Love it.

 

 

It's true she was eclipsed by the one-two Acting punch of DeNiro and Murray. Also she had some awful dialogue, like when she tells DeNiro that a client Murray forced her to go out with raped her, DeNiro is horrified, and she says "what, you think the worst that to happen to a woman is she slept with another man?!". Cringe! (and I get what they were going for there, but man it failed).

post #90736 of 111962
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Originally Posted by felix View Post

 

I miss David Caruso. He had a strong screen presence in Kiss Of Death. And i keep thinking that i should check out Jade in the future (Also because i am a Linda Fiorentino fan).

 

New Bullet To The Head Pic

 

 

 

I get freaked out looking at the huge ropey veins in Stallone's arms. They just ain't natural I tells ya!

post #90737 of 111962

So "Kidnapping Of The President" is pretty serious 70's genre stuff. William Shatner has to deal with a maniac who traps the President in an armored car rigged with explosives. Fortunately, Hal Holbrook is the goofiest, quippiest President ever, so he keeps cracking jokes, all the while Shatner is threatening the kidnapper by saying he'll "rip his fucking head off." Shatner don't shiv.

 

But the Netflix disc comes with two movies, and the second was the surprisingly awesome DEATH ROW GAME SHOW. It's about the Seacrest-like host of a game show where Death Row inmates compete for cash prizes, and/or a pardon (but, you know, that's rare). The host ends up being chased and hunted by a bunch of dudes, and starts to have a crisis of conscience about the show, but not so much that he stops hosting. It's a masterpiece of awesome bad taste, comprised mostly of absurd sketches where people keep dying in ridiculous fashion. In one scene, he goes to bed, and has a dream, and it's essentially the trailer for a "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie directed by "David Blynche." HIGHLY recommended.

post #90738 of 111962

New Trailer for Jason Statham's PARKER!

 

Didn't realize Nick Nolte was in this.

 

P.S- Just woke up and heard the terrible news. Words...just fail me.

post #90739 of 111962
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Originally Posted by Gabe T View Post

So "Kidnapping Of The President" is pretty serious 70's genre stuff. William Shatner has to deal with a maniac who traps the President in an armored car rigged with explosives. Fortunately, Hal Holbrook is the goofiest, quippiest President ever, so he keeps cracking jokes, all the while Shatner is threatening the kidnapper by saying he'll "rip his fucking head off." Shatner don't shiv.

 

But the Netflix disc comes with two movies, and the second was the surprisingly awesome DEATH ROW GAME SHOW. It's about the Seacrest-like host of a game show where Death Row inmates compete for cash prizes, and/or a pardon (but, you know, that's rare). The host ends up being chased and hunted by a bunch of dudes, and starts to have a crisis of conscience about the show, but not so much that he stops hosting. It's a masterpiece of awesome bad taste, comprised mostly of absurd sketches where people keep dying in ridiculous fashion. In one scene, he goes to bed, and has a dream, and it's essentially the trailer for a "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie directed by "David Blynche." HIGHLY recommended.

 

 

Deathrow Gameshow is coming out via Code Red next year, so good to know that it's a solid film and worth a look.

 

 

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Originally Posted by felix View Post

New Trailer for Jason Statham's PARKER!

 

Didn't realize Nick Nolte was in this.

 

P.S- Just woke up and heard the terrible news. Words...just fail me.

 

 

I read about it online earlier while at work. It's horrible.

post #90740 of 111962
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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

 

I read about it online earlier while at work. It's horrible.

 

For a second there, I thought you were talking about Parker and felt a bit disappointed!

post #90741 of 111962

WILLOW Blu Ray Release- March 12th

 

I remember having a big crush on Joanne Whalley when it first came out.

post #90742 of 111962

MAD DOG AND GLORY is a personal NY cop movie fave.  Everybody's great in it, and ditto the Caruso love.  "You're not on my fuckin' job" is a great reading of a great line in a great scene.  Also love me some KISS OF DEATH (Richard Price fans, represent!), really enjoy the flawed JADE (the Director's Cut has a better ending & final shot) and his work in SESSION 9.

 

I'm currently downloading MIAMI CONNECTION and cannot wait to watch this thing with some friends, asap.  I ordered the deluxe version download deal for $10.00 that comes with the commentary track, soundtrack and behind the scenes bits.  'Cause I'm that guy who watches all that stuff.   Then ordered up the three-disc edition of Bruce Robinson's WITHNAIL & I.  A great British comedy with Richard Grant and Paul McGann that plays as a sort of countryside FEAR & LOATHING but is so very much more.  Nearly grabbed the Criterion Collection disc but this has far more extras and the score included.  Looking forward to that arriving.

 

Just got this sweet coffee table book about our favorite Japanese film artist, AKIRA KUROSAWA: MASTER OF CINEMA.  Was $75.00.  Found it locally for much less at $18.99!  :)

 

 

...And looking forward to the midnight showing (on film) down the street of Luc Besson's THE FIFTH ELEMENT.   Mooooolti-passss!

post #90743 of 111962
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...And looking forward to the midnight showing (on film) down the street of Luc Besson's THE FIFTH ELEMENT.   Mooooolti-passss!

 

You lucky bastard.

post #90744 of 111962

I shall save you a seat in-spirit, good sir!  :)

 

Tell me, what's the film culture like in Singapore?  How about the actual cinemas themselves?  The audiences?  Are they theaters primarily multiplexes, or are there some giant, old-fashioned one-screen venues?  Are there drive-in theaters anywhere at all?  Forgive my dopey questions...  I'm just interested in movie-going experiences all around the globe and never really get to travel anywhere.  I'm googling the city and it looks amazing!

post #90745 of 111962

Just watched an interview with QT on YouTube where he listed his 3 most influential movies as THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY, Bava's BLACK SABBATH, and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

 

That last one might seem like an odd duck, but as he explained it as a little kid his two types of movies were monster movies and physical comedies. Having both together in one film blew his young mind.That blending of genres would go on to be a signature of his work.

post #90746 of 111962

IFC is such a weird channel right now. DEEP STAR SIX was on last night. And tonight they had FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER. Neither are exactly indie. Though Beaks gave this props to the latter: Amazing Greg Evigan performance.


Edited by Fat Elvis - 12/14/12 at 9:25pm
post #90747 of 111962
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Originally Posted by MegaManRising View Post
The Oscars and Golden Globes are in a competition to see which show can disappear up its own ass faster.

 

Ha. To be honest, these days I don't pay attention to most awards shows. While I've hated stuff like the Grammy's for years, I've now started to feel the same way about the shows you mentioned. I suppose it's best to just ignore them and all the BS surrounding them.

 

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Originally Posted by nagboy92 View Post

 

Decided to check out Kevin Reynolds' war movie The Beast tonight. What a great, vastly underrated movie. Would make a good double feature with either Casualties of War or The Hurt Locker.

 

I hadn't even heard of it before (although of course I know who the director is) but it does sound interesting. I am amused after looking at IMDb that George Dzundza, Jason Patric, and Steven Bauer all apparently play Soviets. That poster is also pretty bitchin'.

 

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Originally Posted by Workyticket View Post
God no. Bon Jovi have always been on the teenybopper end of the 80s Hard Rock scale. I imagine Harley as more a Guns n' Roses or AC/DC kind of guy.

 

True. Bon Jovi is awesome, but in a cheesy sort of way. A guy played by Mickey Rourke who calls himself Harley Davidson should have a hard rockin' theme song from the likes of Guns N' Roses or AC/DC.

 

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Originally Posted by Gabe T View Post

So "Kidnapping Of The President" is pretty serious 70's genre stuff. William Shatner has to deal with a maniac who traps the President in an armored car rigged with explosives. Fortunately, Hal Holbrook is the goofiest, quippiest President ever, so he keeps cracking jokes, all the while Shatner is threatening the kidnapper by saying he'll "rip his fucking head off." Shatner don't shiv.

 

But the Netflix disc comes with two movies, and the second was the surprisingly awesome DEATH ROW GAME SHOW. It's about the Seacrest-like host of a game show where Death Row inmates compete for cash prizes, and/or a pardon (but, you know, that's rare). The host ends up being chased and hunted by a bunch of dudes, and starts to have a crisis of conscience about the show, but not so much that he stops hosting. It's a masterpiece of awesome bad taste, comprised mostly of absurd sketches where people keep dying in ridiculous fashion. In one scene, he goes to bed, and has a dream, and it's essentially the trailer for a "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie directed by "David Blynche." HIGHLY recommended.

 

I wasn't expecting to hear that the movie was serious, but I am amused to hear that Shatner drops at least one F bomb. I haven't heard of Deathrow Gameshow but the concept sounds amazing, and knowing that it was released on VHS by the tremendous Media Home Entertainment puts a smile on my face. Looking it up on IMDb, I haven't heard of anyone in the film but I have to laugh that an actor who calls himself BEANO plays someone named LUIGI PAPPALARDO. Even better, I looked on YouTube and it's a clip of a topless chick and plus it was literally something filmed off of a TV so I won't post it here but there's one scene where an inmate is tied to the chair and a woman performs a dance known as THE DANCE OF THE SEVEN BONERS, and if the inmate develops a Potato in his Pants, he gets electrocuted. I swear, me or another thread regular went back into time in the late 80's to write this film.

 

Yep, now I SO want to see the film in full and I am happy to know Code Red is putting it out to disc.

 

Speaking of incredible movies...

 

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I'm currently downloading MIAMI CONNECTION and cannot wait to watch this thing with some friends, asap.  I ordered the deluxe version download deal for $10.00 that comes with the commentary track, soundtrack and behind the scenes bits.  'Cause I'm that guy who watches all that stuff. 

 

YES. I've seen the movie already and wrote about it earlier in the fall. I thought it did live up to the hype. I know that some online have already had a backlash to it as they thought it was overrated in terms of entertainment and badness; that's unfortunate. I say it is as amazing as described. As I said back then, you have a woman who looks like Linda Blair and has a singing voice almost exactly like Pat Benatar performs a song that sounds a lot like what Pat Benatar did in the 80's, except it's about being Against The Ninja and how great Taekwondo is, there's a middle-aged Korean dude who has a fight with bad guys while wearing a Mickey & Minnie Mouse chef's robe... and there's so much more. Hopefully you'll find it to be unintentionally hilarious.

 

Of course I may be biased as I live a half-hour west of Orlando and despite the title most of the movie is set and filmed in Orlando and I easily recognized some of the filming locations as I've been there before. Anyhow, I looked online at a theatre's website and I am glad I did. As I've said before, tonight and tomorrow night, the art-house joint in Orlando is showing the film on the big screen. That made me happy when I found out, as it'd be poppycock if the movie did not play anywhere in Orlando. Well, it's been a smashing success as already they added two additional screenings of it two weekends from now, and I literally had to order a ticket for tomorrow night at midnight to guarantee admission, and it was literally the last ticket they had. They have a stand-by line but no way would I want to wait in that. I am SO happy now I am guaranteed to see it tomorrow night, as that's been the plan for the past few days now. I don't know if it's been changed or what but in the past I heard that at least one star from the film would be there live.

 

No matter what, real late tomorrow night I'll log on and tell you all how that experience was. I am hoping it will be amazing even if none of the film's stars are there. I imagine it will be mind-blowing to experience that film on the big screen with what I'll presume to be a crowd that for the most part may have seen parts of the film online but haven't seen it in full already like I have.

 

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IFC is such a weird channel right now. DEEP STAR SIX was on last night. And tonight they had FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER. Neither are exactly indie. Though Beaks gave this props to the latter: Amazing Greg Evigan performance.

 

Sigh... I've talked before about how in the past 5 years or so the cable channels have been all about ratings and they've pissed all over what they were originally founded to be. SyFy, the History Channel, the former Court TV and especially TLC are but a few examples of this. Now, it looks like IFC's initials are meaningless. The past few months I've noticed that they're not about indie movies anymore. Besides showing the early Jason films, they also recently showed the early Star Trek movies and Jesus H. Christ, in a few minutes they're going to show Transporter 3 and this upcoming week they're showing such movies as Jessica Alba's The Eye and Scary Movie 2. Depressing.

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You lucky bastard.

 

 

I still remember practically dragging my Parents to see it in the theater the first weekend it was released. It's still one of the coolest PG-13 movies ever from the late 90's period. It really was hyped up, and it lived up to that hype.

 

 

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IFC is such a weird channel right now. DEEP STAR SIX was on last night. And tonight they had FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER. Neither are exactly indie. Though Beaks gave this props to the latter: Amazing Greg Evigan performance.

 

 

Bob Plissken and I talked about that on one of the UNCUT PODCAST entries. He mentioned how IFC was showing all the Star Trek films on there!

 

 

 

While taking care of the kid I revisited Deliverance, this time on Blu-ray. It looked amazing. She seemed to dig the dueling banjos, then fell asleep for a while. The one thing that made me upgrade, besides the awesome Blu-ray book, and the reasonable price, was the new special feature "The Cast Remembers". It was pretty good, and made me wish they'd gotten all 4 of them to do a new commentary for the film. All 4 of them are on fire with the funny and interesting trivia. Burt even pokes fun at himself saying that only 10 of the 50 or 60 movies he's made are "ok", but Deliverance is great and has its own wing in his museum.

 

 

Revisiting J. Edgar right now. Still a really underrated film. A lot better than some make it out to be.

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While taking care of the kid I revisited Deliverance, this time on Blu-ray. It looked amazing. She seemed to dig the dueling banjos, then fell asleep for a while. The one thing that made me upgrade, besides the awesome Blu-ray book, and the reasonable price, was the new special feature "The Cast Remembers". It was pretty good, and made me wish they'd gotten all 4 of them to do a new commentary for the film. All 4 of them are on fire with the funny and interesting trivia. Burt even pokes fun at himself saying that only 10 of the 50 or 60 movies he's made are "ok", but Deliverance is great and has its own wing in his museum.

 

I have that Blu-Ray but I haven't watched the special features yet. I do agree that the print looks great on it.

 

I am not surprised to hear that Burt enjoys this film. March of last year I went to an old movie theatre in Tampa where I waited in line with at least a few hundred other people for a free screening of Smokey & The Bandit presented by TCM and old Burt was there to speak for awhile before the movie started. That place is from the '20s and I don't know exactly how many people it holds except that it's a big joint and while the seats were cramped it's an awesome-looking place. Anyway, I looked up what I wrote about it at the time and while talking he said that at the time he said he only made four real good movies: Deliverance, the original The Longest Yard, Smokey, and surprisingly Starting Over.

 

While looking up what I wrote about it at the time, I forgot that while waiting in line to get in I heard people talking about comedy routines and thread favorite Andrew Dice Clay, and that I saw some random old guy vomit in the middle of the street. Yeah, that was a great day. It was tremendous to see Smokey in front of hundreds of people who also loved the film and laughed at all the funny moments.

 

I might as well admit now that today I haven't done much except tonight watch the UFC show that was on Fuel TV and then FX (it was surprisingly good overall)... oh, and finish off the pumpkin cider that I got a few months ago but hadn't polished off yet. It's almost 7 percent alcohol so yeah I am feeling good now. While I am at the art-house joint tomorrow I am sure to have at least one PABST BLUE RIBBON there, as it's a hipster sort of joint, as much as I hate to admit it.

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Speaking of Drafthouse Films, earlier today they had a 50% off sale on their website, and while their shipping sucks for some of the bigger packages, I went ahead and got the smallest package (just the film, and a digital download of the film) for Trailer Wars, and it came out to a reasonable price of 15 bucks and change. ONLY got it from them, as Trailer Wars is a website exclusive from them. I plan on getting Miami Connection and Wake In Fright from ImportCDs since they have really low prices on a lot of genre stuff. it's insane.

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