Originally Posted by nagboy92 I'm halfway excited and halfway worried about Parker because I hope they stay true to the Parker character as previously seen in Point Blank, The Split and The Outfit and don't try to make him just another generic badass.
To show you how closely I've been following Parker, what you just said is total news to me. I mean, I had zero idea. When I get around to seeing it, I personally will likely not put a lot of stock in the previous iterations of the character.
Originally Posted by Engineer Also: just pulled the trigger on an order of Sidney J. Furie's infamous THE ENTITY with Barbara Hershey (haven't seen this in years) and Robert Duvall in BADGE 373, which I've never seen and is based upon real-life NYC Detective Eddie Egan (who's in the film, as well), the inspiration of "Popeye" Doyle in THE FRENCH CONNECTION. Love that poster. Hope the movie's as good as that poster.
Oh man, Badge 373; in this thread, Molti first talked about it after a viewing. He wasn't a fan. However, I wanted to give it a chance so I taped it when it aired on a TMC station. Looking through the archives, it was around this time two years ago I saw it. The first 10 minutes or so are hilarious, with Duvall disguised as he's undercover, he utters racial slurs, and he utters to a suspect, "I bet you've taken it up the chocolate-covered speedway a few times." Wow. However, after that it's mainly a boring dull slog that isn't engaging at all. Not even a bus chase is as exciting as it should be. I thought it was disappointing. Sure, you get to hear him say, "Listen you coked-up whore bitch" and that's great, but otherwise you really shouldn't have your hopes high for it.
Originally Posted by Tyler Foster I imagine if it's off a new 4K restoration, it ought to be good, but I have to say that Harry doesn't know shit about how films are supposed to look on Blu-Ray. Now, I'm not saying I know half of the things there are to know about Blu-Ray transfers either, but he's ecstatically praised some of the worst Blu-Ray travesties of all time, and when confronted with the evidence, just shrugged and said that it looks good to him. Nothing against his DVD column if you like reading it but never buy a disc solely on Harry's recommendation...
I am not exactly floored that Harry Knowles would get something wrong. Truth be told I've never listened to any advice given by him!
Originally Posted by Milkyway Engineer please let me know asap if Badge 373 is worth the 25 bucks or so for ordering it!?! I'm super interested in it and have almost pulled the trigger on ordering it several times.
25 bucks... dear God no. At least that's my opinion. I'll be interested in hearing what Engineer thinks of it, as at least you'll have one more opinion to go with.
Originally Posted by Milkyway The Dictator was a good time. Not the best comedy ever by far. Some jokes fell flat, but that happens in every comedy. I really cracked up at him discovering masturbation for the first time.
Probably a nap first though. I love not working!
Open question...What's everyone's most anticipated film coming soon and this year?
I am not a Sacha Baron Cohen fan, despite referencing him recently. None of his films are appealing at all. However, I still chuckled at the idea of an adult discovering JACKIN' OFF for the first time. know, no surprise coming from me but I have to be honest. As for upcoming films, I haven't really thought about that yet. I'll likely see the G.I. Joe sequel, the Die Hard sequel, the Star Trek sequel, and Pacific Rim but otherwise I have no idea.
I really could have needed a nap today. Things did not go as planned and it wasn't a good day overall. I won't go into detail but it was more little things building up rather than one major thing. However, it looks like I am cursed when it comes to trying and see Django Unchained. Who knows when I'll get the chance to now. I am not too happy about that but I still tried to make something out of the day; at least I did go to a MovieStop to look around and I did get a few disks. Some of them I got because I am a horndog but the relevant ones was a real cheap Blu-Ray for Escape From New York, because shit it's Escape From New York. I also got a double feature of Assassins and The Specialist as I figured I need to see both and I probably will get unintentional laughs out of both if nothing else.
Speaking of laughs, while I was there they had several areas set up where specific DVD's were grouped together. There was one for Stephen King, for example, and another for Tyler Perry, unfortunately. But my favorite was THE WALL OF BRUCE. Willis, not Campbell. Also, I overheard one lady say to her friends, "Hey, K-Pax!" Not only did I never expect to hear such a thing, but at least to me it was just like, "Oooh, Navy Seals!" After that I ate in a restaurant where I had banana bread beer (it was good!) and the meal was tasty; I suppose the day could have been worse, admittedly.