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. :)