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Looking forward to seeing that, too.  That, SECTION 7, THE HOST 2, NAMELESS GANGSTER, DERANGED and POONGSAN.

 

I finally caught the Chan-kyong Park & Chan-wook Park shot-on-the-iPhone short film NIGHT FISHING and liked it.  

Deeper than expected.

 

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97 minutes might be just what the doctor ordered. There is such a thing as over staying your welcome and the Die Hard franchise might be at that point. Well made short sequels could go on reasonably forever.
 

Showed my friend To Live and Die in L.A. last night and he was amazed by it and the fact that he had never seen it till now! Definitely one of my top films of all time.

 

Then we watched Troma's War. I hadn't seen this in twenty years and it's still a hilarious good time, full of action and inappropriate behavior.

 

Might go to my married friend's house tonight. They've been threatening to show me Taken 2, and I am not excited to finally see it. I may show them Expendables 2 or Dredd instead, because I know that will be more fun.

 

Top 5 Statham? (geez i don't know)

Expendables 2

Crank 2

London

Revolver (I'm with Tyler on this, it's underrated)

Ghost of Mars (guilty pleasure)

 

I guess you could say I have a man crush on the guy, because I like all his films (except Transporter 3). I even enjoy the lesser ones like War, Killer Elite, and Blitz (underrated). There's a few I still haven't seen though, although I don't care if I do. Like Chaos.

post #92153 of 114081

With the positive thread word, I'm now intrigued enough to give REVOLVER a shot.

 

The faint possibility of a Verhoeven/Arnold CONAN has me geeking out. How cool would that be?!!

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For my fellow RHINESTONE (and yeah, ok, 9 TO 5) fans :

 

The Badass Hall of Fame: Dolly Parton

 

http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/28/the-badass-hall-of-fame-dolly-parton/

 

I think she turned down Russ Meyer, but it's a shame she never did a Pam Grier-esque Rednecksploitation flick at her 70's hottest.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
With the positive thread word, I'm now intrigued enough to give REVOLVER a shot.

Sweet!  Aside from having some of Statham's most impressive work as an actor the film also gives you some angry Ray Liotta, some cool/smooth Mark Strong, some always engaging Vinnie Pastore, some overdoing it a little but still-decent Andre 3000 and some great widescreen cinematograpy.  Just don't go in expecting your usual glib shoot 'em up.  This one's got some intellect behind it and takes the concept of the action and revenge film to a whole new place that many just weren't ready for yet.   It's a thinker.

 

Be advised: there are two cuts of the film.  The American Theatrical version is shorter and has some very intriguing closing credits, where Ritchie's UK version is a few moments longer with a somewhat unnecessary final scene and no closing credits at all.  I much preferred the American version; it's tighter.  Thoughts, anyone else?

 

Hope you enjoy it!

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Coupla quick things for my fellow b-actioners.  

 

First: for the "cubicle workers of the world" who'd love to have a movie playing at their desks but don't wanna get caught goofing off on the job (or those who just love listening to their favorite movies like music) there's a great free website site called LISTENTOAMOVIE.COM that features streamable movie audio only.  It may sound kooky to some, but here's the thing... In the best cases, it almost converts our favorite films into something like old-time radio shows, where your imagination has to do the work.  It both challenges one to remember how a film might be shot and could potentially challenge one to internally re-frame the set design, the imagery and see what they can come up with themselves, in their own minds.  AND... such an experience really can show what the power of cinema can do even when it's devoid of the image, itself - in that the music, performances and well-written dialogue can still manage to convey the same feel divorced from the nature of vision.  In the past few days, I've listened to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, GOODFELLAS, CASINO and the site even hosts a bevy of classic commentary tracks.  So far, the audio of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS seems to hold up best in this old-time radio style environment (no surprise with those actors and that script).  In fact, the site needs a lot more Mamet.  I'd love to hear me some HOMICIDE and HOUSE OF GAMES at the click of a mouse...

 

http://www.listentoamovie.com/media/index.php?folder=MS4gTW92aWVz

 

And last night I stayed up way too late watching Brian De Palma's SNAKE EYES with the mega-acting Nicolas Cage.  I still love this movie, despite still wanting and waiting to see the long remarked upon originally-designed climax sequence with the tidal wave and the flood material.  Even still, so few movies are so well-constructed, so cinematic, so vivid and self-contained and so much fun.  Sinise is terrific.  Gugino and Guzman are great as always.   And Cage?  Well, this is one of my favorite of his performances.  "I AM THE KIIIING!!"  A film with this many crazy quotables deserves all the high praise it can get.  Nicolas Cage... I salute you.

 

 

 

 

I used to record sections of movies onto cassette tapes and listen to them over and over. Pretty sure others on here have done this as well. I've got several tapes worth of stuff. Sections of the Friday The 13th films (I believe mostly from Part 4), Porky's, Revenge Of The Nerds, Modern Problems. A whole slew of films. Not in their entirety though, so that's cool that there's a website that offers that.

 

 

I'm a BIG fan of Snake Eyes. People have been singing that Revolver is underrated, well this film is too. Plus you gotta love Cage's gold cellphone.

 

 

 

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I've done that before. I remember being on a car ride home with my brother and his now-fiancee. We were looking for something to listen to, and he saw that I had my digital copy of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD on my iPod (probably my favorite movie ever), so he just tuned that up, and we listened to the entire movie on the way home. I didn't know LISTENING to a movie was a thing, but there it is...

 

And PILGRIM is on this site. Incredible.

 

Thanks Engineer for the link.

 

 

Back on the day I went to get Prometheus in October I turned on Inglourious Basterds on my iPod while I was driving in my car and had a lot of fun with it. Not the first time I've done that with one of the movies on my iPod either.

 

 

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Looking forward to seeing that, too.  That, SECTION 7, THE HOST 2, NAMELESS GANGSTER, DERANGED and POONGSAN.

 

I finally caught the Chan-kyong Park & Chan-wook Park shot-on-the-iPhone short film NIGHT FISHING and liked it.  

Deeper than expected.

 

 

 

 

Since I just got the iPhone 5, I was literally thinking about this short film they did using an iPhone earlier today. I've never seen it, so thanks for putting it up on here!

 

 

 

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97 minutes might be just what the doctor ordered. There is such a thing as over staying your welcome and the Die Hard franchise might be at that point. Well made short sequels could go on reasonably forever.

 

 

It could also be trimming down the fat and slow scenes to give us a lean minute to minute action film. I'm getting pumped even more for it!

 

 

Saw the movie Dogs earlier. It's about a pack of dogs that somehow go crazy via a gas or something and pass it on to each other via smell. It's ok. There is a hilarious fat guy who looks like a fatter version of Seth Rogen who gets attacked by one of the dogs and smashes through a glass door, letting them all in to kill everyone. Since it's also in fullscreen, when one of the female characters is getting ready for a shower, you see what looks like bandages taped on her chest since the film was improperly framed. That also led to me laughing.

 

 

Got in a few things in the mail. Along with Dogs, I also got The Chernobyl Diaries on Blu-ray, a horror movie that MARIO KASSAR and ANDREW VANJA produced called Superstition that is crazy gory, and the film TICKS which stars SETH GREEN, CLINT HOWARD, ALPHONSO RIBIERO as a character called PANIC ('cause he don't!), and BARRY LYNCH (brother of Richard!) as a character named SIR! Love this film a lot, and I've got the used vhs somewhere, but it is just being released on Blu-ray, so I'm glad I got it. Also comes with a Tony Randal/Clint Howard commentary track.

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Ha! No, sadly it is not my work. I found it on Google images. The same search threw up this funny image:



At least this guy bothered to put Adkins on the poster.

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Rene (Mr.Eko), I used to record the opening themes and intros to several of my favorite TV Series.  Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Airwolf, T.J. Hooker, Hunter and The Fall Guy could be one side, and the other might be movie themes.  I was always disappointed that none of my favorite scores included voice overs, like...George Peppard's...Awesome, discussion of the teams escape into the Los Angeles Underground.  Hey only...4 Days till the other new films receive a...Bullet To The Head!

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duke fleed, I once recorded the intro to Simon And Simon. I believe the tape got messed up though. Another one I remember. Taping portions of Kelly's Heroes, because I love the intro. Also recorded where they go up against the tank and Kelly yells "THAT'S PAINT!" when Oddball and his crew fire a paint shell at the Tiger Tank.

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I did this too! Loved the opening to 78 BSG, Classic Dr. Who, also the Muppet Show was a staple of my Cassette History of Film and Television. Took my tape recording to a vacation trip to DC in college as well, and recorded random tourists and my friends. Now most of those tapes are lost.....lost in the mists of Time.

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Can't stop giggling at the idea of Giamatti as the Rhino in Amazing Spider-Man 2. And I'm someone who thought a Malkovich Vulture would've been cool.

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I did this too! Loved the opening to 78 BSG, Classic Dr. Who, also the Muppet Show was a staple of my Cassette History of Film and Television. Took my tape recording to a vacation trip to DC in college as well, and recorded random tourists and my friends. Now most of those tapes are lost.....lost in the mists of Time.

 

 

I've been able to hang onto mine, so I've still got those classics around so I can listen to them. Oh yeah, also have The Road Warrior on cassette! That amazing opening intro with the dialogue and the segue right into the car chase. Then other random bits.

 

 

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Can't stop giggling at the idea of Giamatti as the Rhino in Amazing Spider-Man 2. And I'm someone who thought a Malkovich Vulture would've been cool.

 

 

 

I can't wait to see what kind of digital trickery they do in order to make him imposing. Well, in addition to putting him in lifts that is.

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Just got back from Hansel and Gretel. It was pretty cool. Plenty of gory kills. Although like someone else already said the direction was kinda soulless, and the camera moved around too quick during the fighting, but not during the cool gore kills. So it was decent. I had a good time, but wasn't really invested in it at all. It had some funny lines, and pretty girls.
 

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Originally Posted by Friskey View Post

I've done that before. I remember being on a car ride home with my brother and his now-fiancee. We were looking for something to listen to, and he saw that I had my digital copy of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD on my iPod (probably my favorite movie ever), so he just tuned that up, and we listened to the entire movie on the way home. I didn't know LISTENING to a movie was a thing, but there it is... And PILGRIM is on this site. Incredible. Thanks Engineer for the link.


Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post
I used to record sections of movies onto cassette tapes and listen to them over and over. Pretty sure others on here have done this as well. I've got several tapes worth of stuff. Sections of the Friday The 13th films (I believe mostly from Part 4), Porky's, Revenge Of The Nerds, Modern Problems. A whole slew of films. Not in their entirety though, so that's cool that there's a website that offers that. Back on the day I went to get Prometheus in October I turned on Inglourious Basterds on my iPod while I was driving in my car and had a lot of fun with it. Not the first time I've done that with one of the movies on my iPod either.

Originally Posted by duke fleed View Post
Rene (Mr.Eko), I used to record the opening themes and intros to several of my favorite TV Series.  Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Airwolf, T.J. Hooker, Hunter and The Fall Guy could be one side, and the other might be movie themes.  I was always disappointed that none of my favorite scores included voice overs, like...George Peppard's...Awesome, discussion of the teams escape into the Los Angeles Underground. 

Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

duke fleed, I once recorded the intro to Simon And Simon. I believe the tape got messed up though. Another one I remember. Taping portions of Kelly's Heroes, because I love the intro. Also recorded where they go up against the tank and Kelly yells "THAT'S PAINT!" when Oddball and his crew fire a paint shell at the Tiger Tank.


Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post
I did this too! Loved the opening to 78 BSG, Classic Dr. Who, also the Muppet Show was a staple of my Cassette History of Film and Television. Took my tape recording to a vacation trip to DC in college as well, and recorded random tourists and my friends. Now most of those tapes are lost.....lost in the mists of Time.

Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post
I've been able to hang onto mine, so I've still got those classics around so I can listen to them. Oh yeah, also have The Road Warrior on cassette! That amazing opening intro with the dialogue and the segue right into the car chase. Then other random bits.

 

What's continually impressive to me is just how many people of my/our age group have also actually done this.  I used to take the old Panasonic cassette recorder and hold it up to the TV speaker to record TV show themes, as well.  Good Times, The Jeffersons, Taxi, Superfriends...  And at that time I also recorded the whole special with commercials of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and must've listened to it every night at bedtime until the tape started getting too stretched to play.  (I still to this day can recite whole passages in the actual cadence of the original performance.)  And when I told some of my friends about LISTENTOAMOVIE, more than half of them copped to having done the same thing.  (Great minds think alike, it seems.)

 

Remember, this is years before the VCR started making it to the average American living room.  For some perspective, I'd never seen a palm-holdable camcorder until I saw the red JVC one that Marty had in BACK TO THE FUTURE in '85, and I was a kid who'd already taken a year of video production class in high school.  Back in the days of pixelated Chyron character generators and U-Matic 3/4" tape.  And before that a good friend and I used to walk around with my father's huge boom box -- I'm still shocked that nobody ever stole it from us -- and we'd record "radio shows" onto old 90-minute Radio Shack cassettes of us goofing off at Hardee's, screaming like lunatics in the streets and doing dopey impressions and comedy bits that we thought were genius at the time but were basically just the two of us swearing and laughing our heads off.  Ah, to be a kid again... 

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I would use a small boom box my parents had gotten me to do most of my recordings, then I started using my Dad's actual tape recorder. I'd hold it right up to the tv, same as you, Engineer. I was still doing this up until a few years ago too. I think I stopped when the recorder started to mess up a bit, and this was around 2009 or so. Maybe even more recent than that.
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Joblo seemed to both love and hate BULLET TO THE HEAD.

 

I guess we'll find out this weekend.

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Joblo seemed to both love and hate BULLET TO THE HEAD.

 

I guess we'll find out this weekend.

 

(Didn't read the review) but I'm sure I will both love and hate it too. That said, can't fucking wait!

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The Sensei taking a TRUE JUSTICE break.

 

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I believe so. At least we know the film won't overstay its welcome. That's a good thing.

 

Yeah...cant say that I have something against those "short" 85-90 min long flicks. Actually, I kind of missed those days when movies where 85-90 min long and when 2-2 and half or even 3 hours was "reserved" for some really special and epic movies. These days every movie has to be 2-3 hours long, and many time there is no reason for that long movies. Many time these movies are at least 15-20 min to long.

 

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Joblo seemed to both love and hate BULLET TO THE HEAD.

 

I guess we'll find out this weekend.

 

Interesting...in this "love" review they mention, I quote that BTTH "was better than Hill's Arnie/Belushi buddy movie RED HEAT"!!! Hell..I love RED HEAT!!!

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Red Heat is one of the best 80's action movies. Bullet To The Head can only be almost as good as Red Heat.
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Red Heat is awesome! It's actually due a re-watch with me as it's been some years since I've seen it, but I've certainly enjoyed the hell out of it on each viewing.

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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
First: for the "cubicle workers of the world" who'd love to have a movie playing at their desks but don't wanna get caught goofing off on the job (or those who just love listening to their favorite movies like music) there's a great free website site called LISTENTOAMOVIE.COM that features streamable movie audio only.  It may sound kooky to some, but here's the thing... In the best cases, it almost converts our favorite films into something like old-time radio shows, where your imagination has to do the work.  It both challenges one to remember how a film might be shot and could potentially challenge one to internally re-frame the set design, the imagery and see what they can come up with themselves, in their own minds.  AND... such an experience really can show what the power of cinema can do even when it's devoid of the image, itself - in that the music, performances and well-written dialogue can still manage to convey the same feel divorced from the nature of vision.  In the past few days, I've listened to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, GOODFELLAS, CASINO and the site even hosts a bevy of classic commentary tracks.  So far, the audio of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS seems to hold up best in this old-time radio style environment (no surprise with those actors and that script).  In fact, the site needs a lot more Mamet.  I'd love to hear me some HOMICIDE and HOUSE OF GAMES at the click of a mouse...

 

Interesting website, for sure. I'd probably be most interested in the commentary tracks but that's just me.

 

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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
Ha! No, sadly it is not my work. I found it on Google images. The same search threw up this funny image:

 

 

Wow. Tremendous. It looks like the "guns" are Super Soakers, which makes it all the better.

 

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Hmmm, come to think of it I would like to see Statham do a full-on action comedy, something really well-written and made by an A-list director.  Like a MIDNIGHT RUN or something. 

 

Hey, I'd love that too and of course it'd be great for his career.

 

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I think she turned down Russ Meyer, but it's a shame she never did a Pam Grier-esque Rednecksploitation flick at her 70's hottest.

 

True. Then again I know there are at least a few Rednecksploitation films from the 70's but I have never seen any of them. That is a shame as I imagine at least one of them has to be a blast to watch.

 

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Saw the movie Dogs earlier. It's about a pack of dogs that somehow go crazy via a gas or something and pass it on to each other via smell. It's ok. There is a hilarious fat guy who looks like a fatter version of Seth Rogen who gets attacked by one of the dogs and smashes through a glass door, letting them all in to kill everyone. Since it's also in fullscreen, when one of the female characters is getting ready for a shower, you see what looks like bandages taped on her chest since the film was improperly framed. That also led to me laughing.

 

 

Got in a few things in the mail. Along with Dogs, I also got The Chernobyl Diaries on Blu-ray, a horror movie that MARIO KASSAR and ANDREW VANJA produced called Superstition that is crazy gory, and the film TICKS which stars SETH GREEN, CLINT HOWARD, ALPHONSO RIBIERO as a character called PANIC ('cause he don't!), and BARRY LYNCH (brother of Richard!) as a character named SIR! Love this film a lot, and I've got the used vhs somewhere, but it is just being released on Blu-ray, so I'm glad I got it. Also comes with a Tony Randal/Clint Howard commentary track.

 

I haven't heard of Dogs (turns out, it's a movie from '76) but it does sound amusing and the cast has some names I know (George Wyner, Linda Gray, David McCallum). I surprisingly haven't seen Ticks before but the people in the cast make me laugh and I hope it's better than the usually shitty lack of imagination creature movies that we see on Syfy and elsewhere in the past 10 or so years.

 

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At least this guy bothered to put Adkins on the poster.

 

I wasn't expecting to see Stallone used in a version of those Condescending Wonka posters, but I learned something new today. Of course I don't know how much power Stallone had in getting to decide who would appear on the advertisements, but if he did have that power, then good point brought up.

 

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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post
I did this too! Loved the opening to 78 BSG, Classic Dr. Who, also the Muppet Show was a staple of my Cassette History of Film and Television. Took my tape recording to a vacation trip to DC in college as well, and recorded random tourists and my friends. Now most of those tapes are lost.....lost in the mists of Time.

 

Funnily enough I never did that myself. Sure, I did tape some things on VHS tapes but the real old ones... who knows where they are, except possibly in some garbage dump somewhere. That is also the likely location of my old cassette tapes are that I used to tape songs off the radio to listen to back in the 90's way before MP3's, YouTube and high-speed Internet.

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I've always liked RED HEAT as I've mentioned before.  And RAW DEAL, which I like to think of as a spiritual prequel to THE LAST STAND.

Small town cop with a past, and all.  Love to see a footage mashup.  And love this trailer.   SCHWARRIORS!  COME OUT TO PLAYAAAAAY!!  

 


Edited by Engineer - 1/29/13 at 12:22pm
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I just love "LOVE" the lasting piece of Sin City 2 casting.

 

Perfect choice i say.

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Watched an episode of The West Wing last night and its ending was spoiled in the credits. Edward James Olmos was credited as playing Mendoza, so I knew he was gonna get the Supreme Court nod over Boring Old White Guy. I'd like to see Martin Sheen deny Olmos his rightful place on the bench.

 

He was rocking a bitchin' moustache in that episode, too.

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I just love "LOVE" the lasting piece of Sin City 2 casting.

 

Perfect choice i say.

 

Would this be the casting of a dame that would make most women.....GREEN with envy?  (i'm not very good at this)

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This cracked me up:

 

James Franco on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: "Ehhhhh"

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Hate to admit it. But i liked TASM.

 

It's not neccesary mind you. But i loved Garfield and Emma Stone in this.

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Stone was fine. Garfield is just awful in general. 

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Maybe its just me. But i preferred Garfield over the mopey Peter we got in the Raimi films.

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I loved TASM. I'd actually probably rate it better during the Summer 2012 season than THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Yeah, I went there.

 

 

Another new AGDTDH clip. Man, did John have nightmares about stepping in glass from the first DIE HARD? He seems to be taking it to extreme levels. Not only does he shoot through glass, but in the promotional stuff I've seen, he goes through THREE separate windows/glass ceilings. THREE! Can we just call this "GLASS HARD" or something? Where's Duke when you need him?

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Due to a mix up at the Internet company, I'm without Internet at home right now, but I've still got my unlimited Internet for my phone! Can't get me offline!!!
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I just love "LOVE" the lasting piece of Sin City 2 casting.

 

Perfect choice i say.

 

Yeah, I remember you saying in the past that you dig this girl; it's understandable, I say.

 

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I loved TASM. I'd actually probably rate it better during the Summer 2012 season than THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Yeah, I went there.

 

I am sure that Rene would agree with you too, his crazy at times views aside.

 

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Due to a mix up at the Internet company, I'm without Internet at home right now, but I've still got my unlimited Internet for my phone! Can't get me offline!!!

 

Well, that's some poppycock but at least you can use the resources from your fancy new phone.

 

Tonight was the night... my long nightmare was finally over. Yep, tonight was the night I went to Candieland and saw Django Unchained. While I do understand why it's not for everyone (which is a statement you can say about all of Tarantino's movies) I myself definitely enjoyed it and it will end up somewhere on my long-delayed (but going to be unveiled on Friday) list of my top 2012 films. As I've said before many times I am hit and miss with QT but this is definitely one of the hits. I don't know yet if this is at the tippy-top or not but I am glad this wasn't a movie I thought was a miss or one that I generally enjoyed but some of the plot points I was real meh about, like I was with Inglourious Basterds.

 

I don't have too many complaints (although I do wonder why you saw brief glimpses of a minor character as if she was going to factor in later but she never did) and it was an entertaining tale with great performances all around and wow, even I was surprised at how bloody and violent it got at times. It'll take some time for sure but I'll have to eventually go through the Post-Release Thread for the movie and have more to say about it there. But yes I am glad I did get to see it after being denied the opportunity on several occasions in the past.

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Something new I gathered from the TV spots for BULLET TO THE HEAD - those arm/chest tattoos are really Sly's. I thought they were a fake thing he did for his THE EXPENDABLES character. He really went all in, didn't he?

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http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/29/prone-gunman-to-supply-sean-penn-with-a-taken-of-his-own/

 

Aw, shit. First, the book, is much, much better than its pitch. Every word is carefully chosen, it is stylish, offbeat, and probably its author's masterpiece (Jean-Patrick Manchette was the best French crime writer of his generation). I only read it in French, I hope the english translation is good.

 

Second, Pierre Morel is not the man for the job. I didn't see From Paris with love, I don't like Taken (I don't understand how it can be perceived as a minor classic) and I *hate* District B13. To me Morel is a somewhat efficient hack, and it will take much more than that to make a good adaptation. Anyway, Sean Penn is in it, so maybe Morel wants to go further than his previous movies. I just wish it was directed by a guy with some personality...

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Glad you enjoyed Django Unchained, Perfect! I don't rank it as highly as the Basterds, but it's still pretty damn good. Did you start laughing uncontrollably during Stephen's intro scene? My theater went nuts. As did I.

The Internet should be restored by tomorrow, but yeah, it did give me the chance to really try out my new phone. It is totally worth the money.


I remember back when Sly first had them done and at first thinking they were fake. Then I saw photos of him off set with them and figured he must have really wanted to try out tattoos. They do look cool, even though I can't really make out what he's got on.
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Yeah, I've made a few posts here from my phone. It's a great back-up. :)

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http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/29/prone-gunman-to-supply-sean-penn-with-a-taken-of-his-own/

 

Aw, shit. First, the book, is much, much better than its pitch. Every word is carefully chosen, it is stylish, offbeat, and probably its author's masterpiece (Jean-Patrick Manchette was the best French crime writer of his generation). I only read it in French, I hope the english translation is good.

 

Second, Pierre Morel is not the man for the job. I didn't see From Paris with love, I don't like Taken (I don't understand how it can be perceived as a minor classic) and I *hate* District B13. To me Morel is a somewhat efficient hack, and it will take much more than that to make a good adaptation. Anyway, Sean Penn is in it, so maybe Morel wants to go further than his previous movies. I just wish it was directed by a guy with some personality...

 

While I don't fully agree with your opinion of Morel, it is interesting to hear that you have read the novel and it's a great one. I imagine it'll be far worse in film form but I am not surprised that Penn decided to go with the "old man action" role.

 

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Did you start laughing uncontrollably during Stephen's intro scene? My theater went nuts. As did I.

 

Sad to say there were only a few other people there; not a surprise given it came out like 5 weeks ago. I think I heard some chuckles but I know that in my head I laughed when Stephen first appeared, due to how preposterous it was.

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Stumbled upon a pretty good 90's indie on Epix, BULLETPROOF HEART (aka KILLER) starring Anthony LaPaglia and Mimi Rogers. It's the story of an emotionally cold and shut down hitman who becomes fascinated by the woman who's his latest assignment, unable to kill her because she's made him finally feel. Nothing earth-shattering, but a well done character study, with supporting turns from Peter Boyle and Matt Craven. It's one of those movies where at first you're not sure if you like it, but it slowly sucks you in.

 

Thing i learned tonite: Anthony LaPaglia was the original choice for Tony Soprano (!)

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I loved TASM. I'd actually probably rate it better during the Summer 2012 season than THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Yeah, I went there.

 

 

Another new AGDTDH clip. Man, did John have nightmares about stepping in glass from the first DIE HARD? He seems to be taking it to extreme levels. Not only does he shoot through glass, but in the promotional stuff I've seen, he goes through THREE separate windows/glass ceilings. THREE! Can we just call this "GLASS HARD" or something? Where's Duke when you need him?

 

On February 17th, Bruce Willis will kick... GLASS as John McClane! Jai Courtney as Jack McClane will finally prove... like father, like GUN! For those in the theater, it'll be a good day to... Eye Hard!

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I'll probably see STAND UP GUYS with my Pop, but it'll be hard pressed to top my favorite 'Old Guys' crime-comedy/caper flick, Martin Brest's GOING IN STYLE.

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Glad to see Morrel getting more work. District B13 and Taken are action classics. No fat, no bullshit. And even From Paris with Love is pretty fun.
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On February 17th, Bruce Willis will kick... GLASS as John McClane! Jai Courtney as Jack McClane will finally prove... like father, like GUN! For those in the theater, it'll be a good day to... Eye Hard!

 

There can only be one fleed, Sir.

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Yeah, I've made a few posts here from my phone. It's a great back-up. smile.gif


A few years back, before I had a phone with Internet, I had to go offline for some family business in California. I had no Internet access for a whole week, and some of the gents on here were wondering what had happened to me.

Thankfully once I got a phone with Internet, I knew something like that would never happen again. I love being able to get online whenever I want. Technology is awesome.
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Hadn't posted in a while concerning what I've been watching so I thought I'd update you fine folks:

 

Gangster Squad - Much better than many reviews have made it out to be. If you go into it expecting The Untouchables or L.A. Confidential you're going to be disappointed. The flick plays out like one of those aforementioned movies mixed with Dick Tracy with a greater emphasis given to comic book-y archetypes than grittiness. The performances are a mixed bag. (Sean Penn's a lot of fun chewing scenery, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling have an easy chemistry, Strikeback's Sullivan Stapleton does nice work as Gosling's longtime buddy and Robert Patrick walks away with the film in a role that was initially meant for Brian Cranston. Sadly, good actors like Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Pena are wasted with nothing roles that break them down to nothing more than the Black Guy, the Nerd and the Mexican Guy.) Gangster Squad is director Ruben Fleischer's third film - qualitatively I'd lump it in between the superior Zombieland and the inferior 30 Minutes or Less.

 

The Last Stand - I dug this more than other folks around these parts, though not as much as I was hoping to. You can see much of the Governator's rust in the flick's early moments - so much so that at times his acting reminded me of Tommy Wiseau's - but he improves greatly as things progress. As excited as I was to see Arnie headlining a new action opus, I was even more excited to see the American debut of director Kim Jee-Woon. He lands stateside with his voice intact - I preferred I Saw the Devil but like The Last Stand better than The Good, the Bad, the Weird, which stylistically and thematically has much in common with this latest effort. The violence works like gangbusters here, sadly the attempts at comedy do not.

 

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning - I'm not going to make many friends with this opinion, but I thought his movie was sort of garbage. I greatly preferred John Hyams' prior effort in the Universal Soldier saga. The movie attempts to ape everything from Apocalypse Now to Enter the Void, but it never earns the right to embrace such flourishes with anything resembling a brain. Much of the flick just seems to be violence for the sake of violence (Granted, much of this violence is well shot, choreographed and executed - especially the sporting goods store fight.), while story and character arcs are an afterthought. I wanted to dig this as I really dug Regeneration and thought Scott Adkins was amazing in Undisputed II and III, but alas I was disappointed.

 

I plan on seeing Bullet to the Head this weekend, which I'm cautiously optimistic about.


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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning - I'm not going to make many friends with this opinion, but I thought his movie was sort of garbage.

 

But...but...that's not what CHUD says about the movie.

 

 

And they also said this!

 

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Thing i learned tonite: Anthony LaPaglia was the original choice for Tony Soprano (!)

 

I learned something new.

 

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There can only be one fleed, Sir.

 

Correct, although Avian's attempt was amusing.

 

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Originally Posted by Mike Honcho View Post
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning - I'm not going to make many friends with this opinion, but I thought his movie was sort of garbage. I greatly preferred John Hyams' prior effort in the Universal Soldier saga. The movie attempts to ape everything from Apocalypse Now to Enter the Void, but it never earns the right to embrace such flourishes with anything resembling a brain. Much of the flick just seems to be violence for the sake of violence (Granted, much of this violence is well shot, choreographed and executed - especially the sporting goods store fight.), while story and character arcs are an afterthought. I wanted to dig this as I really dug Regenration and thought Scott Adkins was amazing in Undisputed II and III, but alas I was disappointed.

 

Well, don't worry; I know that you're not the only one who did not fall in love with the movie. I remember Molti saying a few months ago that he found parts of the movie to be rather boring so obviously it's not for everyone.

 

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But...but...that's not what CHUD says about the movie.

 

Awesome. I admire your dedication in creating that fake ad. Although it is still pretty awesome that Rene's review got referenced in a major newspaper advertisement.

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This just in: the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is doing a retrospective of Stanley Kubrick films (mostly on 35mm, some digital) next month.   Fear & Desire, Killer's Kiss, The Killing, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.  Great films, great venue.  Make the trip.  :)

 

http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/films-stanley-kubrick

 

http://www.wbur.org/2013/01/29/kubrick-mfa

 

 

 

Photo by Stanley Kubrick

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THE KILLING is a cool Noir. The early Kubrick I return to the most.

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Ugggh. I was just reminded of the Kevin Smith cameo in DIE HARD 4.

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