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Watch 8 mins of the Russian Disaster flick METRO.

Shit, I thought it would be an adaptation of the Russian sci-fi novel. I'm reading it at the moment, interesting world, really tense stuff.
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Haven't seen HI-LO COUNTRY since it came out but I loved it when I saw it in the theater. Forgot it was directed by Frears.

A while ago a bunch of students got to have a casual talk with the man (super nice guy), and he talked a bit about shooting in New Mexico and how the production kept drifting further and further north-east corner of NM as it seemed like a natural progression. That's a quality film. Frears is not just incredibly prolific, but he's got a knack for not getting pigeon-holed in one type of film.  

 

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Funny you should mention that... I believe Russell has this look SPECIFICALLY for a western he's shooting, one that sounds awesome.

Russell is a sheriff who teams up with a cowboy (Peter Sarsgaard? Okay, then) and an old man (Richard Jenkins, getting better) to fight a gang of cannibals run by Tim Olyphant.

Name of this movie? BONE TOMAHAWK.

I hope, if you were not familiar with this before, perhaps it's brightened up your Christmas that much more.

For the past two Thanksgivings, I've been spending two or so weeks helping a director with re-writes of his script. There's a role that I keep telling him would be great for Russell, but I think the director still thinks of Russell in his 80s Carpenter films. I think I'll send him that pic to show how he looks grizzled-up. 

 

I had a weird screening of things over xmas due to a few things shown in the thread:

Raw Force - A very sleazed out film that is perfectly happy to keep cutting to a naked girl slow grinding by herself in the middle of a bar fight. Super silly, amateur hour fight choreography, but by god they stuck to their guns of slamming T'n'A, zombies, and martial arts films together.

Golden Needles - Almost a tv pilot about Joe Don Baker, former mercenary for hire, getting reluctantly roped into grabbing a priceless relic. The relic itself isn't all that big a deal, as is most of the film, but there's moments where things come together. The finale is pretty cool, as Joe Don gets chased first by gangsters, who then trick civilians to rush after him, and then the cops. There's shots where it seems like everyone in Hong Kong is out for his blood.

Jim Kelly! Still a cool customer despite a weirdly stiff fighting style.

Lalo Schifrin! Going back to the Enter The Dragon with diminished effect, but a smooth score nontheless.

Burgess Meredith!? As the most good humored boss who will still threaten to kill you.

Lolly Madonna XXX - A surprisingly decent hixsploitation with an incredibly deep bench of acting talent. It sort of peters out at the end, but it's a nice ride. Also of note: the intensely strange image of Ed Lauter in drag  (bra, panties, and makeup).

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Post-Holiday catching up...

 

BONE TOMAHAWK is not only a great film name, but I hope it's a character's name in the movie.  And will be a character name, if I ever jump fully into the adult film industry.

 

FLETCH is one of my absolute favorite flicks of the 80's.  I can understand not digging it, though.  I think FLETCH LIVES is half a great sequel and half a misfire.  Not basing it directly on one of the Fletch novels by Gregory McDonald was a big mistake.  I read some of them after seeing FLETCH way back when (Confess Fletch and Fletch Won, I think).  And for the record, I love me some Harold Faltermeyer, the 80's synth hitmaker behind the FLETCH score, as well as BEVERLY HILLS COP 1 & 2, KUFFS, TANGO & CASH and the more recent COP OUT.  But no music's for everyone, so it's all good...  I still keep the fire burning for a FLETCH continuation or sequel.  Even if it's made for TV.  I loved the character.  I still say Jason Lee is perfect for it.  Ah, well.  Dare to dream.  Also, as far as Chevy's best, my votes go to NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, FLETCH, FUNNY FARM and the underrated MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN.  

 

RIGGS (LETHAL WEAPON) versus MCCLANE (DIE HARD).  No contest.  They're both awesome.  I could never choose between them.  Give me the Joel Silver version of THE EXPENDABLES in which we get the characters of Riggs, Murtaugh, McClane, John Matrix (COMMANDO) and Lockhart & Van Shrike (KISS KISS BANG BANG) all working on the same case.  Make it a novel, a videogame, a blacklist screenplay, something.  

 

I actually rented TEEN LUST back when it first hit VHS when I, myself, was a lusty teen.  Hated it at the time but in my then-youthful cinema inexperience, I had no idea who James Hong was back then.  Now, I'm chomping at the bit to see it again and especially hear Mr. Hong's commentary track.  Make this happen ASAP, Code Red.  Speaking of which, whatever happened to their special edition of RAW FORCE?  I watched the VHS last week and read online afterwards that a special edition DVD was being prepped but as far as I know it was never completed and now I don't even see it on their website.

 

Didn't get to any of my own personal Christmas classics over the last three days.  My mom hates noisy movies (which let out DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON and the Shane Black collection) and my seven year old niece and her doting mom, my sister, would never let me play those at their house where Dwayne Johnson's THE COMEBACK is playing on a loop these days (yeesh).  I did manage to get in an hour or so of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and A CHRISTMAS STORY on their various holiday cable assaults, though.  Hoping to reset my moviegoing clock by seeing JACK REACHER at some point weekend.  One thing, though...  My sis came through with an awesome Christmas present for a change and gave me a blu-ray player.  Looks like a Black Friday special she somehow sneaked into the car when I wasn't looking, so I can finally jump into one of the three blu-rays I own...  LE CERCLE ROUGE (Criterion), TRON LEGACY and the four-disc PROMETHEUS, the latter of which I ordered when I'd had too much to drink.  

 

MERRY POST-CHRISTMAS and ALL THINGS HOLIDAYISH to all my fellow Chudders.  And to all a good night.  :)

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Per Gessle from ROXETTE did the soundtrack for SMALL APARTMENTS wink.gif

 

Awesome, Roxette.

 

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Renny Harlin's 12 ROUNDS is showing tonight here. I remember this being a tiring bore despite the setup and explosions.

 

I've never seen it but I have heard that it's rather odd in that the Die Hard 2 director helmed a film that was in essence a remake of Die Hard With A Vengeance.

 

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Saw Django last night and obviously it was awesome! Even with a-holes talking throughout and kicking the back of my chair.

 

Started watching The Teacher on instant watch last night, but couldn't finish it due to being sleepy and the film giving me a constant huge boner. Haha!

 

You should have dumped your popcorn and/or your soda on them. It may have resulted in things going bad for you, but at least it would make for a good story!

 

And hmmm on that film having an effect on your WANG DANG DOODLE.

 

I am watching something on Epix HD's website but that service is not reliable and more than once the video just stopped, but what I'm watching (which hopefully I'll get to talk about later) used that phrase to talk about someone's wang.

 

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One thing, though...  My sis came through with an awesome Christmas present for a change and gave me a blu-ray player.  Looks like a Black Friday special she somehow sneaked into the car when I wasn't looking, so I can finally jump into one of the three blu-rays I own...  LE CERCLE ROUGE (Criterion), TRON LEGACY and the four-disc PROMETHEUS, the latter of which I ordered when I'd had too much to drink.  

 

Awesome. I am sure you'll enjoy having a Blu-Ray player. I have a portable one and it's great for watching discs of Blu and for regular DVD's.

 

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Golden Needles - Almost a tv pilot about Joe Don Baker, former mercenary for hire, getting reluctantly roped into grabbing a priceless relic. The relic itself isn't all that big a deal, as is most of the film, but there's moments where things come together. The finale is pretty cool, as Joe Don gets chased first by gangsters, who then trick civilians to rush after him, and then the cops. There's shots where it seems like everyone in Hong Kong is out for his blood.

Jim Kelly! Still a cool customer despite a weirdly stiff fighting style.

Lalo Schifrin! Going back to the Enter The Dragon with diminished effect, but a smooth score nontheless.

Burgess Meredith!? As the most good humored boss who will still threaten to kill you.

 

Lolly Madonna XXX - A surprisingly decent hixsploitation with an incredibly deep bench of acting talent. It sort of peters out at the end, but it's a nice ride. Also of note: the intensely strange image of Ed Lauter in drag  (bra, panties, and makeup).

 

Oh yeah, a few months ago back when I had Netflix, I saw that movie as it sounded strange, and it isn't great but it's still pretty entertaining. The relic happens to be a statue with acupuncture needles where if it's used correctly, it will make someone A SEXUAL SUPERMAN.

 

I had no idea that Lolly Madonna XXX featured Ed Lauter in drag, but that sounds so strange I now want to see such an amazing image.

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Finished Van Damme's most recent Eastern European DTV adventure Six Bullets. Aside from the opening where he disguises himself as a creepy pedophile and then goes on to mutilate a bunch of other creepy pedophiles with a steak knife, the rest is meh. I hope his successes this year move him away from the crappy Brad Krevoy produced Romanian DTV movies. At least Enemies Close has an A-list crew behind the camera.
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Revisited Kill The Irishman earlier. Still a great movie with an amazing central performance from Ray Stevenson, and supporting turns by Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Walken, Vinnie Jones, and extended cameos by Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino, and Robert Davi.

 

 

Watching Magic Mike right now. Vanessa and I are seeing it. It's as great as I've been hearing. Tatum and McConnaughey are owning the film, and there's a wealth of hilarity on display, including CHANNING TATUM DRESSED UP AS MARILYN MONROE AND TOOTING A PARTY FAVOR. Yeah, this movie has pretty much entered my top 5 of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

I hereby nominate this as the official B-Action Thread photo to RING IN THE NEW YEAR!!!!!

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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.

 

 

Yes, this is what I ended up watching tonight on EpixHD's craphole of a streaming video service. As I said earlier on this page, I had massive problems with the stream stopping for no reason, me having to wait, and that was enough for me never to use it again, despite some interesting things (stuff on Netflix Instant, and not on Netflix Instant) as the experience really pissed me off. It's no Netflix Instant nor Hulu in terms of reliability, for sure. However, that doesn't apply to the Epix channels as I wouldn't mind having them, and their Drive-In channel (as mentioned before by Fat Elvis) looks pretty sweet.

 

As for the film, I say the first half is clearly better than the second for several reasons, but it was still pretty entertaining in a bad taste way, as Gabe mentioned already and I demonstrated while talking about that one scene in earlier pages. I imagine that a certain man from Texas would really dig this film... after all, the humor is on the level of the TV station that the show is on is KSIK and his Gloria Steinem spoof rival is named GLORIA STERNVIRGIN. Plus, the phrase "pulling your taffy" gets used.

 

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Watching Magic Mike right now. Vanessa and I are seeing it. It's as great as I've been hearing. Tatum and McConnaughey are owning the film, and there's a wealth of hilarity on display, including CHANNING TATUM DRESSED UP AS MARILYN MONROE AND TOOTING A PARTY FAVOR. Yeah, this movie has pretty much entered my top 5 of the year.

 

Oh wow. I had no idea. Maybe I should actually watch it myself. I wasn't planning on ever doing this, but the things I've heard (and me being secure enough in my heterosexuality to watch a film about male stripping) makes it worthwhile. I think that Olivia Munn is extremely overrated in every way-including hotness-but I do know she ends up with hardly any clothing on and I wouldn't mind seeing that.

 

One last thing: someone I know stopped by a Trader Joe's on their way home from a trip and got me some double bock beer from the Josephsbrau Brewing Company and I did not think I would like such a thing but it's actually not bad... and the 7.5% alcohol isn't bad either! Yesterday during the Christmas meal I had some expensive wine-as hey it was offered to me-and that's not something I usually drink but the vintage I had wasn't too shabby at all.

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If I may pimp, I wrote about the ten best action movies of the year. Weigh in with your thoughts, maybe? Holiday cheer and all that shit.

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So...here is the teaser for Marine 3...

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Don't think Geena Davis has ever been hotter than she is when going badass in LONG KISS GOODNIGHT.

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If I may pimp, I wrote about the ten best action movies of the year. Weigh in with your thoughts, maybe? Holiday cheer and all that shit.

It was a good year for action all in all.

I was thinking about how overused 'THE MAIN GUY is intentionally captured' plot device has become. Next time they do that, it should be a Statham flick and he should grin and kneecap the Main Guy.

John Hyams' Dracula

Jean-Claude Van Damme as Dracula
Scott Adkins as Harker
Dolph Lundgren as Van Helsing
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Revisited Haywire a little while ago. Pretty decent film, but it does kind of drag for what is a 93 minute movie, and that's with credits. Still, we get to see Gina Carano in action, Channing Tatum and Fassbender having cool fight scenes with her, and a hilarious final moment with Antonio Banderas. 

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Finished Van Damme's most recent Eastern European DTV adventure Six Bullets. Aside from the opening where he disguises himself as a creepy pedophile and then goes on to mutilate a bunch of other creepy pedophiles with a steak knife, the rest is meh. I hope his successes this year move him away from the crappy Brad Krevoy produced Romanian DTV movies. At least Enemies Close has an A-list crew behind the camera.

 

I liked it better than you did. A great and hilarious setup in the begining (Van Damme carving up those pedophiles). And the rest of the film is solid enough (The low budget really shows though).

 

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD 1st TV Spot

 

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What's not to love about KISS KISS BANG BANG? I dig it so much it's become a hang out movie for the holidays. It's Shane Black's greatest, and that's saying something.

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I hated it! Saw it one and hate the hell out of it...very irritating movie...

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Gabe T, I...Love your inclusion of...The Expendables Back For War on your list of...Top 10 Action Films.  But...#7?  Definitely the...Best Film for me, so that was a little low.  I also agree about your including Get The Gringo, The Dark Knight Rises and of course...Safe!  Truly though, Haywire and The Raid were nothing special!  Dredd 3D should have made it over either film.  The...Worst film to me, in 2012 was...James Bond 007 Skyfall!  It is...Nothing like any of the earlier Bond Films.  A horrible experience.  The opening action scene is fine, but nothing else.  It is a film that I will simply not ever watch again.

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Just finished Killer Joe, and (just like somebody in this very thread said) it's the best movie of the year! Holy shit, I was not prepared for that. Fucking awesome!
 

2012 (so far):

1 Killer Joe

2 Django

3 The Raid

4 The Loved Ones

5 God Bless America

5 Cabin in the Woods

6 The Hobbit

7 VHS

8 Expendables 2

9 The Grey

0 Father's Day

 

Honorable mentions to: Sherlock 2, Miami Connection, Trailer War, Ted, The Master, Universal Soldier: Reckoning, Safe, 21 Jump Street, Get the Gringo, Haywire.

Letdowns: Skyfall, Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Savages.

Still need to see: Jack Reacher, Bourne Legacy, Killing Them Softly, 7 Psychopaths, Dredd, End of Watch, The Watch.

Crap: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Resident Evil: Retribution, Total Recall, The Thing.

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Hey Guys, I am leaving...Today, yet not...Now, to Planet Jupiter til Jan 4th!  Hopefully all will have an...Awesome New Year!  I will still post...Today, due to a...Delay in my...Flight as the weather is not much of a...Delight!

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May as well throw up my Top 10 too. I'm (finally) seeing The Hobbit tomorrow so I guess this could possibly change.

 

1. The Avengers

2. Skyfall

3. Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning

4. Killer Joe

5. Premium Rush

6. The Grey

7. Dredd

8. Cabin In The Woods

9. The Expendables 2

10. Looper

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Hit the video store and picked out a nice mix: MAGIC MIKE, BERNIE, SOUND OF MY VOICE, WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP, and PLAY IT TO THE BONE.

 

Looking forward to Linklater's BERNIE (recommended to me as fantastic) and the only Ron Shelton movie I've never seen, the boxing comedy BONE.

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QT riling up film fans by saying he hates John Ford for knowingly being involved in racist propaganda. I give Ford a pass because, like Griffith with INTOLERANCE, THE SEARCHERS plays as a response/apology for past transgressions.

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Vern reviews Django Unchained

 

Can't believe i'll be only catching this in March.

 

Still my Jan 2013 Movie Watching Schedule will be packed.

 

1) Silver Linings Playbook

2) Seven Psychopaths

3) Rust And Bone

4) Zero Dark Thirty

5) The Impossible

6) Movie 43

7) Bullet To The Head (Hopefully we'll get a Jan release)

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I'm probably going to start working on my Top Films list soon, but I WILL NOT publish it until I see Django Unchained. I don't care if it's past this week, and into the first week of January. I want to put that up in it.

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I will do my at the end of January...I always do it that way. There is loots of catching in up to do...

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I'm probably going to start working on my Top Films list soon, but I WILL NOT publish it until I see Django Unchained. I don't care if it's past this week, and into the first week of January. I want to put that up in it.


Probably going to do mine the same way Rene.   We don't get Django Unchained over here in the UK till the 18th of January, so I figure I'll hold off a few weeks.  Plus it will give me a chance to catch up on a few flicks that I've missed this year, especially KILLER JOE,  FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE, and GRABBERS.   

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Have any of you guys seen the Jim Varney cult classic Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam? I just watched it on YouTube after seeing a Dr. Otto figure on the Ernest P. Worrell Facebook page. It was gloriously insane.

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Probably going to do mine the same way Rene.   We don't get Django Unchained over here in the UK till the 18th of January, so I figure I'll hold off a few weeks.  Plus it will give me a chance to catch up on a few flicks that I've missed this year, especially KILLER JOE,  FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE, and GRABBERS.   

 

I've got Killer Joe on the way from Amazon, so if I like it as well as others have, it will go on the list. Plus if I see more movies I don't agree with, my SHIT LIST will have more company to go along with Detention.

 

 

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Have any of you guys seen the Jim Varney cult classic Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam? I just watched it on YouTube after seeing a Dr. Otto figure on the Ernest P. Worrell Facebook page. It was gloriously insane.

 

 

That title alone makes me want to see it.

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Surfing through the net right now. Watched Katherine Heigl's One For The Money. I know it's based on a popular series of novels by Janet Evanovich. Despite what people think of Heigl, i thought she was charming enough here. The movie itself plays like a Pilot to a TV Series (e.g Jack Reacher).

 

The entire movie made me think of another film based on a Female Detective Series. V.I Warshawski with Kathleen Turner. Been a long time since i saw that.

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If I may pimp, I wrote about the ten best action movies of the year. Weigh in with your thoughts, maybe? Holiday cheer and all that shit.

 

Interesting. Of course I'd rate some things differently but opinions are like assholes... everyone has one.

 

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Hey Guys, I am leaving...Today, yet not...Now, to Planet Jupiter til Jan 4th!  Hopefully all will have an...Awesome New Year!  I will still post...Today, due to a...Delay in my...Flight as the weather is not much of a...Delight!

 

Have fun. I am sure that Jupiter will be a little warmer than where I am in Florida. While Friday and Saturday here will have highs in the low 70's, Sunday will only be 60 for a high. I am still sure you'll enjoy it being warmer than where you live in New York.

 

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QT riling up film fans by saying he hates John Ford for knowingly being involved in racist propaganda. I give Ford a pass because, like Griffith with INTOLERANCE, THE SEARCHERS plays as a response/apology for past transgressions.

 

Is he trying to deflect the controversy that has come from noted attention whore Spike Lee bemoaning the film for being "racist" because the N-word is used often... even though it's set in a time where the word was widely used? Seems ironic to stir up that when you have some people accusing you of being a racist yourself.

 

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I will do my at the end of January...I always do it that way. There is loots of catching in up to do...

 

Understandable. I need to see Django, first off, and also rent a few films already out on DVD to see if they would be on my list or not. That's why I don't plan on coming up with any official list from me until sometime next month.

 

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Have any of you guys seen the Jim Varney cult classic Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam? I just watched it on YouTube after seeing a Dr. Otto figure on the Ernest P. Worrell Facebook page. It was gloriously insane.

 

I've heard of it before but never checked it out. Varney plays six different roles, including Ernest and THE MAIN GUY, the eponymous Dr. Otto, who I understand HAS A HAND GROWING ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD. I can see why it's described as being insane.

 

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Surfing through the net right now. Watched Katherine Heigl's One For The Money. I know it's based on a popular series of novels by Janet Evanovich. Despite what people think of Heigl, i thought she was charming enough here. The movie itself plays like a Pilot to a TV Series (e.g Jack Reacher).

 

The entire movie made me think of another film based on a Female Detective Series. V.I Warshawski with Kathleen Turner. Been a long time since i saw that.

 

I've heard of the film but don't have much desire to see it. Sure, Katherine isn't bad to look at, but her apparently being a really not nice person is a turn-off and the movie doesn't sound like it would be to my personal tastes. Then again, as a kid I did see V. I. Warshawski. I don't remember a damn thing about it. Looking online, I did not remember it featured the late Charles Durning (RIP).

 

Today, I finally joined the 21st century and got a new gaming system. It's an XBox 360 and it was a Holiday Bundle so it came with Forza 4 and Skyrim, but the latter I have to download onto the hard drive. I haven't set up XBox Live yet (I have to configure my wireless router first) but it's not like I'll be doing much in the way of online gaming with people I know or don't know. I'll pretty much also play games single-player, as that's good enough for me. I got some other random games so those will keep me occupied for awhile.

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Cool that you got a newer gaming system, Perfect. BOO that you didn't go for the PS3! However, if it was a gift that you had no foreknowledge about, then it's all good.

 

I myself don't do online gaming either. I really don't see the appeal of it. I grew up playing single player, and that's how it's going to stay. Unless someone comes over, and we decide to play, I'd rather just do single player.

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I just found out that the blu-ray player that I got for Christmas is a very basic model and comes with no online access or streaming or anything (which I've been told is a thing), so I'm looking to return it to WalMart in exchange for a more advanced one.  

 

Would anybody have any suggestions from personal experience as far as a recommendation on which model to get?  Please keep in mind that I have to get it at WalMart and I'm very cheap these days -- not because I want to be, but because it's a sort of necessity.  I'll also be exchanging my gifted blu-rays of Schwarzenegger's TOTAL RECALL (non-special edition) as well as THE NINTH GATE... hopefully exchanging them for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, DIE HARD, TAXI DRIVER or some such classic.  I'll be perusing online reviews and such, but let's face it...  Nobody knows movies and tech like a B-Action Threader.  

 

Thanks in-advance, people!

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The absolute best player you can get is a PS3. If you have internet access at home, it can be constantly updated rather than having to put in a disc, or have it load slowly.

 

As far as standalone players, well, I'm not entirely versed in those. I'd say anything by Sony, since they're the ones that invented Blu-rays.

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If I may pimp, I wrote about the ten best action movies of the year. Weigh in with your thoughts, maybe? Holiday cheer and all that shit.

 

There were several movies on there that not only have I not seen, but I'd never even heard of!  Gonna have to check those out.

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DREDD 3D Blu Ray Review

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Dredd-3D-Blu-ray/56292/#Review

 

Edit- You saw The Thieves, Gabe! I was actually thinking of catching this myself but i missed it's theatrical run here.

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Good review; his quibbles are a stretch to say the least, but hopefully a lot of people pick it up. 
 

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A random something that popped in my mind and i remembered today: Nic Cage dropped out of THE WRESTLER so that Mickey could star in it and get a much needed career boost. That was cool of him. Though part of me wonders what Cage would have been like in the role.

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Excited to finally watch LOOPER tonight. Doing a double feature of it and PRIMER.

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The absolute best player you can get is a PS3. If you have internet access at home, it can be constantly updated rather than having to put in a disc, or have it load slowly.

 

As far as standalone players, well, I'm not entirely versed in those. I'd say anything by Sony, since they're the ones that invented Blu-rays.

I remember reading somewhere that the Criterion people use a PS3 to proof their blu discs as they figure it's probably the most widely owned player. Over black friday I finally took the plunge and picked one up. One upside of them from a movie perspective is that you don't have to pay an extra fee to stream things like Netflix, but you'll need Xbox Gold to do the same on the 360.

I'm in a Django holding pattern, as a friend back in NYC wants to see it with me, and messaged me the moment I was planning out my screening binge.

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I just found out that the blu-ray player that I got for Christmas is a very basic model and comes with no online access or streaming or anything (which I've been told is a thing), so I'm looking to return it to WalMart in exchange for a more advanced one.  

 

Would anybody have any suggestions from personal experience as far as a recommendation on which model to get?  Please keep in mind that I have to get it at WalMart and I'm very cheap these days -- not because I want to be, but because it's a sort of necessity.  I'll also be exchanging my gifted blu-rays of Schwarzenegger's TOTAL RECALL (non-special edition) as well as THE NINTH GATE... hopefully exchanging them for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, DIE HARD, TAXI DRIVER or some such classic.  I'll be perusing online reviews and such, but let's face it...  Nobody knows movies and tech like a B-Action Threader.  

 

Thanks in-advance, people!

 

I got this model for Christmas (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S390-Blu-ray-Player-Wi-Fi/dp/B006U1YVZ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1356719280&sr=8-3&keywords=wireless+blu+ray+player). I don't know that it's available at Wal-Mart, but I've been pretty impressed with it thus far and it's less than $80.00 on Amazon. Happy watching!

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In honor of watching LONG KISS GOODNIGHT last night, I present my Top 5 90's Sam Jackson:

 

1. PULP FICTION

2. THE NEGOTIATOR

3. JUNGLE FEVER

4. JACKIE BROWN

5. DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

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Revisited Safe last night. Played even better than I remembered. It's definitely got a spot on my Top Films list.

 

 

Got an order in yesterday that had the new dvd of The Toxic Avenger, dubbed The Japanese Cut, Super Hybrid, Student Bodies double feature with another movie about Jekyll and Hyde, Mother's Day (the original), and Henenlotter's Brain Damage.

 

Student Bodies is pretty hilarious. It's the first horror movie spoof, and it's pretty funny. Lots of silly gags, but this one is the one that had me laughing so much for obvious reasons.

 

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Nothing to do yesterday. So i came across a Simpsons and Family Guy marathon on FOX.

 

Holy Shit. The quality of The Simpsons has dropped increadibly since Seasons 6-10. Lazy jokes and pop culture references. There's a distinct lack of effort and it shows here. I am damm glad i dropped this show long ago.

 

My quibble with Family Guy is a little different. I laughed a few times and there's some funny stuff there. But some of the jokes run too long (delibrately i think) and the humour is the vulgar mean spirited sort.

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Hi guys, quick advice: should I watch Machete or Ricochet? Tending towards the latter because a) already saw first half of Machete and b) bigger likelihood of another chance to see it popping up again in a social situation...

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Cool that you got a newer gaming system, Perfect. BOO that you didn't go for the PS3! However, if it was a gift that you had no foreknowledge about, then it's all good.

 

It actually was something I had foreknowledge of; it's what I got myself last night. I already have a portable Blu-Ray player and I can use someone else's big TV screen if I need to watch a Blu-Ray film that way. The bundle of games and variety of games that are out there were a factor. But also, there was how the PSN network got hacked last year and how they handled it that weighed on my mind. I know someone who got their credit card info stolen and it got used in Australia.

 

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Hi guys, quick advice: should I watch Machete or Ricochet? Tending towards the latter because a) already saw first half of Machete and b) bigger likelihood of another chance to see it popping up again in a social situation...

 

I'd say go for Ricochet, for the reasons given, and it's quite the entertaining and memorable film. You'll never forget the character of Earl Talbot Blake and all the outrageous things he says and does.

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I saw Django Unchained tonight and enjoyed it. Jamie Foxx was good as the title character, but Christophe Waltz owned the movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson chewing a crapload of scenery. Don Johnson was also a hoot as Big Daddy.

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It actually was something I had foreknowledge of; it's what I got myself last night. I already have a portable Blu-Ray player and I can use someone else's big TV screen if I need to watch a Blu-Ray film that way. The bundle of games and variety of games that are out there were a factor. But also, there was how the PSN network got hacked last year and how they handled it that weighed on my mind. I know someone who got their credit card info stolen and it got used in Australia.

 

 

I'd say go for Ricochet, for the reasons given, and it's quite the entertaining and memorable film. You'll never forget the character of Earl Talbot Blake and all the outrageous things he says and does.

 

 

That sucks about the person you know that got their credit card info stolen, but that's why I've always just used the PSN cards they sell in stores. When it got hacked, I didn't worry all that much. Speaking of the PS3, mine had a bit of an issue earlier where the movie I was watching was skipping a bit, but it turned out all it needed was a lens cleaning, and I'm glad that it didn't entirely mess up.

 

 

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I saw Django Unchained tonight and enjoyed it. Jamie Foxx was good as the title character, but Christophe Waltz owned the movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson chewing a crapload of scenery. Don Johnson was also a hoot as Big Daddy.

 

 

I too saw Django Unchained earlier and liked it a lot. It's not as good as Inglourious Basterds, but I still enjoyed it a lot. As soon as Samuel L. showed up, the theater was howling with laughter at his opening scene. That scene, and the one about the hoods got the most laughs. It's not at the top of my yearly list, but it's way up there. It's a good old fashioned slice of modern exploitation.

 

 

 

Right now my friend Rolando and I are watching the Total Recall remake that I got yesterday at Wal-Mart. It's the steelbook edition. Surprise, surprise. I'M LIKING IT A LOT. So much, that I may have just gone into my top 10 of the year. I'm really not finding why I should hate it.

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Tarantino's next might be a black Expendables.

WASHINGTON - FOXX - ELBA - MACKIE - JAI WHITE - WILLIAMS also TYLER PERRY with JACKSON and SNIPES.
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That sucks about the person you know that got their credit card info stolen, but that's why I've always just used the PSN cards they sell in stores. When it got hacked, I didn't worry all that much.

 

Right now my friend Rolando and I are watching the Total Recall remake that I got yesterday at Wal-Mart. It's the steelbook edition. Surprise, surprise. I'M LIKING IT A LOT. So much, that I may have just gone into my top 10 of the year. I'm really not finding why I should hate it.

 

Nope, I am not surprised at all you dig the Total Recall remake.

 

Not a bad point about using PSN cards... not that I am fully sure what those are, but then again I just presumed the gaming system would come up with an HDMI cable, but I found out what happens when you assume... the picture still looks real nice even at 480p but soon I'll have to find one to experience it in 1280p glory, which I am sure will be... well, glorious.

 

Speaking of watching films tonight, I went into my pile of Blu-Rays and decided to watch one of my all-time favorites, Spaceballs. Yep, that movie's still awesome. I am glad I got to see it on the big screen a few years ago, even if the crowd it was with was rather small. As a kid I enjoyed the silly gags, and as an adult I of course laugh at such things as, "I bet she gives GREAT helmet."

 

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Tarantino's next might be a black Expendables.
WASHINGTON - FOXX - ELBA - MACKIE - JAI WHITE - WILLIAMS also TYLER PERRY with JACKSON and SNIPES.

 

To quote the old Sesame Street song, "One of these things is not like the other things; one of these things just doesn't belong." But, it'd be awesome if that ever did happen, that being Killer Crow, set in World War II about a group of African-American soldiers.

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LOOPER is something that doesn't come down the pike too often - a legit, instant sci-fi classic. My favorite of the year so far.

 

The trailer for PARKER was in front of it. Looks pretty damn cool.

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Didn't care for Looper overall. Sloppy and the second act brought the whole enterprise down.

 

Enjoyed Johnny To's Vengeance on Amazon Prime. Gonna check out Exiled next.

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