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Finishing up revisiting The Big Bird Cage for the first time since 2004.

 

I'd comment about how this movie seems to be made for you, but it sounds like something that I'd enjoy too. My viewing of women in prison films is rather miniscule so one of these years I need to rectify that.

 

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Here's a picture of my daughter with my recent acquisitions via the mail.

 

Awwww. Awesome.

 

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Speaking of The Last Shark, I'm watching it right now. Not bad. I'm digging it and the score. Vic Morrow is the Quint of this film, and sports an Irish accent!

 

I've never seen it myself but I know that it is also known as Great White (which reminds me of the awesome band) and it was released in U.S. cinemas but Universal sued because apparently it is a bold-face ripoff of Jaws, and they won, so it got pulled quickly and until recently it was nearly impossible to find in the U.S. unless you went to sites like YouTube.

 

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Since I have all of next week off (Spring Break yeeaaahhh!!! my best Millhouse impersonation)

 

I can only imagine how many movies you'll go through in that time period.

 

Tonight, what I did was rewatch something for the first time in awhile; I hadn't seen a Bond movie in a few months so I went with Moonraker. I am still of the opinion that it's one of the lesser Bond movies. If you disagree that's OK but the entire plot is just so preposterous-especially once they go to space-and there's a whole lot of bad dialogue and bad humor, it ruins a movie that does have nice settings and some great action scenes, especially the cold open. I do laugh that THE MAIN GUY looks like an adult Eddie Munster (to steal a line; at least he was interesting as a low-key guy who said some great lines) and the main lady is named HOLLY GOODHEAD.

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That looks brilliant! Is this DTV?

 

One problem appears to be the lack of good English speaking ability of too many key cast members.  That never helps a film, but it does look like they were able to stretch a budget.

 

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A comic book movie on Devin's list that i haven't revisited since seeing it in the theatre is Zack Snyder's 300. The epitome of style over substance to me. It's almost uncomfortably right wing/pro-fascist and fetishizes violence. I kind of hate it.

 

I felt the same way when I saw it.  I knew it was a silly cartoon of a film, but the message seemed to be, 'If you're not 'pure' you deserve to die'.

 

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Red Dawn is available then.... I'm not sure I want to see it, what I've read so far is "ok - but not a patch on the original, so don't compare or you're going to be upset!"

 

Much to my surprise this is getting a theatrical release here.  It doesn't look good at all.  

 

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2 Fast never even remotely takes itself seriously, so you should have fun with it.
 

 

It has James Remar, too.  Always a pleasure (though it cannot save a total loss like Blade: Trinity).

 

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Finishing up revisiting The Big Bird Cage for the first time since 2004. I'd forgotten about a lot of why I love it, but then I see Filipino mainstay VIC DIAZ as a gay guard named ROCCO, and another gent whose name is Moreno in the film, who is another gay guard strolling around and poking other dudes in the ass with his baton, while giggling, then a girl shakes her stuff at him, and he recoils in disgust, and I remember that this is one of the best. Then Sid Haig shows up to rescue Pam Grier and is undercover as...you guessed it, a gay guard. He really plays it up too. The film is certifiably hilarious, and I suggest anyone who digs WIP films, or Jack Hill films to check it out. You won't be disappointed.

 

The worst thing about seeing Pam Grier now is that you wish she could have remained as she was in the 70s.  If there was one woman who could stay young forever, i'd want it to be her.

 

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I completely agree with you Fat Elvis. Need more films from Mr. black. Two movies in 8 years is not enough.

 

The only reason he seems to have gotten this gig is because of RDJ.  He really has paid back the many who helped through his recovery.  How long before he stars in a Mel Gibson directed film?  

 

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Upon further inspection I've discovered Scott Adkins doesn't die in The Bourne Ultimatum. Since his star power has risen from where it was in 2007, here's hoping he comes back to the series at some point. Out to get Renner, or even if he teams up with Renner. It could even lead up to Damon, Renner, Edgar Ramirez and Scott Adkins teaming up as the anti-Treadstone Avengers.

 

That would be far too much fun.  For better or worse, they are going to keep this series sombre and serious.  

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The first Fast And Furious was pretty serious, and I'm glad they've embraced how utterly ridiculous the whole thing is and turned it into fun.


The Last Shark was ok. The 88 minute run time sure felt like two hours though. I saw Women In Cages which had Pam Grier as the wicked matron this time around. A very downbeat film even in the end. Not fun at all like The Big Bird Cage.
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Just started The Big Bird Cage, and man on man is Anitra Ford hot! I might have to comb my hair!
 

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Guys, apologies for seeming lack of responses - I've replied back a few threads on here, sometimes I get the moderation message (and the posts don't appear) and other times I don't and the posts appear.

 

On the Fast on Furious - I really enjoyed all of them - they're just good fun movies, though I wonder how far in the future Tokyo Drift is supposed to be set cos [SPOILER]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the bloke that died is back in every new movie.

 

Is there any truth to the Transporter turning up to square off against Vin and Paul?

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Applogies, guys - I've responded to a few comments on here in the past few days and none of them are appearing (or some of them are, the "moderation" message is inconsistent). I'll keep plugging away.

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I watched Death Race: Inferno last night. Color me impressed. I got to see a little more of Danny Trejo than I would like, but the expression on his face while receiving a BJ was priceless.

 

I love this franchise - I'm no petrol head, but in terms of action, all these movies really deliver. I've got Inferno, but I've not watched it yet... but it and DR2 were made for a tiny fraction of the cost of The Stah's movie. I loved the second, excited to get around to watching Inferno.

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Besides fleed, anyone else looking forward to GI Joe: Retaliation later this month?

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Beaks chats with Black

 

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/61280

 

Finally, "So what is it about Christmas?"

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Besides fleed, anyone else looking forward to GI Joe: Retaliation later this month?

 

I really liked the first one. I'm not ashamed to admit that, either..*lol*

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I thought it wasn't that bad as well.

 

Interview with "The Miz" on THE MARINE 3

 

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Those hoping for a tongue-in-cheek tone may be disappointed - The Marine 3 is so reverent it might as well be an infomercial for the Marine Corps, and even features radicalized, Leftist, Occupy-types as the villains. (Before you get too upset, keep in mind that WWE also recently debuted a racist right-libertarian character.) But once the movie unleashes The Miz to kick ass, he does so with aplomb.

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I've been a huge G.I. Joe fan since I was 5. I'm really looking forward to G. I. Joe: Retaliation.
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I love this Blu Ray cover. Say hello to Nick San, everyone!

 

Just got myself a new BD copy! How are the special features?

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This is awesome:

 

Exclusive clip SXSW Documentary MILIUS

 

Check out this clip from the new doc about one of the titans of cinema, John Milius!

 

http://badassdigest.com/2013/03/06/exclusive-clip-sxsw-documentary-milius/

 

Sam Elliott: "He doesn't write for pussies and he doesn't write for women. He writes for men."

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Anyone in Boston tonight?  They're playing Park Chan-wook's VENGEANCE TRILOGY tonight in Harvard Square.  SYMPATHY FOR MISTER VENGEANCE, OLDBOY and SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGANCE back to back to back.  Anyone seeking grown-up, head-tripping action-drama done flawlessly should treat themselves to this event tonight.  Beautiful and heavy-duty stuff.

 

http://brattlefilm.org/category/calendar-2/special-engagements/park-chan-wooks-vengeance-trilogy/

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Besides fleed, anyone else looking forward to GI Joe: Retaliation later this month?

 

I dug the first one - in fact it's my favorite Stephen Sommers flick - not like that's some huge feat or anything. The new one looks fun (Ninja action!), though it's a tad bit disconcerting that it's been delayed since last summer. I'll go into it much like I did the prior entry - doing my damnedest to embrace my inner 12-year-old boy and have a blast.

 

Figured I'd throw down some lists to go alongside Fat Elvis'.

 

Top 10 Comic Book Movies:

1.) The Dark Knight

2.) The Avengers

3.) Iron Man

4.) Spider-Man 2

5.) X-Men: First Class

6.) X2

7.) The Crow

8.) The Rocketeer

9.) Blade II

10.) Batman (1989)

 

For me comic book movies feature superheroes therefore great stuff like Sin City, 300, American Splendor, Ghost World, Road to Perdition, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Road to Perdition wouldn't make my list. I would also lump superhero flicks without source material, i.e. The Matrix and The Incredibles, as their own entity.

 

Top 10 Bruno:

1.) Pulp Fiction

2.) Die Hard

3.) The Sixth Sense

4.) Die Hard: With a Vengeance

5.) Moonrise Kingdom

6.) Sin City

7.) 12 Monkeys

8.) The Last Boy Scout

9.) Nobody's Fool

10.) Looper

 

Oh yeah, cute pic of the kid, Rene. You and the Mrs. do good work. Cheers!


Edited by Mike Honcho - 3/6/13 at 5:50pm
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Just started The Big Bird Cage, and man on man is Anitra Ford hot! I might have to comb my hair!

 

Did you have a lot of fun with the movie? More people in this thread need to see it.
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Rene (Mr.Eko), I just picked up the first...4 Trade Paperbacks of...Larry Hama's New G.I. Joe A Real American Hero.  It continues from the end of the last issue of Hama's Original Run.  I also bought...G.I. Joe/Danger Girl!  That is...Awesome as well!

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If you read CHUD's "Collecting VHS" column and want to see this it's up on Youtube.

 

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New STORM SHADOW featurette

 

I like what i am seeing here. The fight scenes look cleanly shot with no shaky cam.

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Did you have a lot of fun with the movie? More people in this thread need to see it.

 

Didn't finish it yet. Passed out just before the big finale.

 

Everyone needs to see it! Its fun, funny, and full of hot chicks!

 

I'm probably gonna start tracking down all the Corman produced movies with hot chicks in tow. Might start collecting those Roger Corman presents dvds.

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Pay dirt with KDRT and check out my 2,000-word-plus ode to The Adventures of Ford Fairlane that I just posted.

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Pay dirt with KDRT and check out my 2,000-word-plus ode to The Adventures of Ford Fairlane that I just posted.

 

Awesome.

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I finished Dillinger last night. Ben Johnson was a beast as Melvin Purvis. I kinda felt sorry for Geoffrey Lewis and Steve Kanaly when they were killed. Harry Dean Stanton's death scene made me laugh. After finishing Dillinger, I watched the James Gunn movie Super, with Rainn Wilson, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, and Ellen Page. Pretty good movie, but I wish thread legends Gregg Henry and Michael Rooker had a bit more to do. Nathan Fillion was a hoot as Holy Avenger.
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felix, Storm Shadow vs Snake Eyes fighting causes me to...SAI! The featurette is...Awesome! I cannot wait to see this on the big screen!  Also Snake Eyes has his...UZI!  Nuff Said!  YO JOE!

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Originally Posted by Russ Whitfield View Post

Is there any truth to the Transporter turning up to square off against Vin and Paul?

Nothing has been confirmed, but fingers and toes are crossed.

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Besides fleed, anyone else looking forward to GI Joe: Retaliation later this month?

You couldn't pay me enough to avoid it. I'd have to be banned and have my posts from this thread deleted if I didn't see it.
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I like doing top 10s so here's my Bruno

1) Pulp Fiction
2) Die Hard
3) The Last Boy Scout
4) The Fifth Element
5) Die Hard With a Vengeance
6) Unbreakable
7) Moonrise Kingdom
8) Die Hard 2
9) Looper
10) Sin City

Now this is a 10 FAVORITE not BEST. No way I'm saying Die Hard 2 is a better film than Looper.
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I discovered a new podcast called Auteurcast that's pretty cool and listened to their installment about James Cameron, which got me to thinking:

 

Best of Cameron:

1.) Terminator 2: Judgment Day

2.) Aliens

3.) Titanic

4.) Avatar

5.) True Lies

6.) The Abyss

7.) The Terminator

8.) Piranha 2: The Spawning (It's the obvious worst-of choice and possibly shouldn't even be included as Cameron got fired off the flick.)


Edited by Mike Honcho - 3/7/13 at 7:42am
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It's funny as a kid I loved Terminator 2 way more than The Terminator. Now as an adult I find them equal. Also I wanted a haircut like Edward Furlong from T2 when it came out, which is probably why I like it a little less as an adult.
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I'll do a top 5 Bruno list as I haven't seen some of his films in a long time or at all (Still haven't seen Die Hards 2-5, Sin City, In Country, Hudson Hawk)

 

1.Unbreakable

2.Pulp Fiction

3.Die Hard

4.The Last Boy Scout

5.Looper

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Now im in a Top 10 mood, here's my 10 FAVORITE movies:

1) KISS KISS BANG BANG
2) District 9
3) The Matrix
4) Pulp Fiction
5) Die Hard
6) Predator
7) Heat
8) The Thing
9) Office Space
10) Anchor Man

Mostly B-Thread material, but this list changes a lot.
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Nice to know there are others that like Unbreakable. I think it's way better Than The Sixth Sense.
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Nice to know there are others that like Unbreakable. I think it's way better Than The Sixth Sense.

I agree, The Sixth Sense is good but Unbreakable is on another level. I think Unbreakable knows how to keep a pace better than The Sixth Sense and works your emotions more. There are stretches where I lose interest in The Sixth Sense but that doesn't happen in Unbreakable. I think Samuel L. Jackson is at his best here too, up there with his turn as Ordell in Jackie Brown.

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Addison81, With all these Top...10's, the...Best remains...Bo Derek!  Clearly she is a...Perfect 10!

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Duke Fleed, you continue to top yourself sir. Also, as soon as I read your post a G.I. Joe commercial came on. Coincidence?
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Americans with Netflix, I give you a gift;

http://www.nicolascageroulette.com/
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Watched the first disc of Rocko's Modern Life which is most of season 1. I caught all of season 1 on Netflix Instant back in 2010, so it won't be until I get to season 2 that I'll start seeing episodes I haven't seen in many years.

 

There's lots of great lines so far, but one of the most hilarious has been "He drives just like Steve McQueen before he switched to decaf."

 

 

Now I'm revisiting The Big Doll House. It's more top shelf WIP, but I don't know if it can top The Big Bird Cage for me. That one is just brilliant. Milkyway. Did you laugh uproariously at Moreno strolling through the main yard, poking that other guard in the ass with his baton, then recoiling in disgust at the woman shaking her boobs at him? I think I rewound that about 5 times.

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Americans with Netflix, I give you a gift;

http://www.nicolascageroulette.com/

 

I clicked the action movie link and it brought up Bringing Out the Dead, which is NOT an action movie.

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I guess I gotta track down "The Big Bird Cage".
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I guess I gotta track down "The Big Bird Cage".

 

You don't have to do any hunting. I already found it.

 

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Haha Hunter, sad thing is I would watch that movie.
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You'll enjoy it Addison. Probably even more than an actual movie with a giant Cage head on Big Bird.

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I clicked the action movie link and it brought up Bringing Out the Dead, which is NOT an action movie.
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From the trailer, and your recommendation (I didn't read the whole thing yet, because of the spoilers, thanks for the warning) I know I must see One Man Force now!

 

Like I said, the entire movie can be seen on YouTube; it's rather easy to find.

 

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Applogies, guys - I've responded to a few comments on here in the past few days and none of them are appearing (or some of them are, the "moderation" message is inconsistent). I'll keep plugging away.

 

Well, that's strange. When I signed up for the board many years ago I never had to deal with such things. That is unfortunate.

 

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Interview with "The Miz" on THE MARINE 3

 

As it says in the blurb that did not copy over, there really is a right-wing wrestler character who is like a member of the Tea Party. He's been there for awhile, but now JACK SWAGGER is that character as at Wrestlemania he'll be wrestling against a Hispanic guy. Jack's manager is an old dude named ZEB COLTER.

 

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This is awesome:

 

Exclusive clip SXSW Documentary MILIUS

 

Check out this clip from the new doc about one of the titans of cinema, John Milius!

 

http://badassdigest.com/2013/03/06/exclusive-clip-sxsw-documentary-milius/

 

Sam Elliott: "He doesn't write for pussies and he doesn't write for women. He writes for men."

 

Yes, yes it is awesome. And that is the exact sort of quote you'd imagine Sam Elliott to say.

 

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Pay dirt with KDRT and check out my 2,000-word-plus ode to The Adventures of Ford Fairlane that I just posted.

 

Speaking of awesome... I am glad I revisited the movie last year.

 

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Americans with Netflix, I give you a gift;

http://www.nicolascageroulette.com/

 

What a wacky idea, although judging by Hunter trying it out, it sounds like it does not work in execution.

 

That's actually a nice description of what I just finished watching via Xbox Video, but more on that in a bit.

 

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You don't have to do any hunting. I already found it.

 

Wow. I've seen plenty of wacky images with Cage's face Photoshopped on various heads, but this may top them all.

 

What I just finished watching on Xbox Video (I figured I should start using it again as I have plenty of Microsoft Points to use up) was The ABC's of Death, the anthology where 27 directors (not 26 as the opening of the movie says! One of the shorts was done by a duo) did 26 horror shorts; they were each given a letter to use but otherwise they had total creative freedom to spend what I believe is a few thousand dollars to create a short that's about 5 minutes long or less each.

 

Unfortunately, most of the shorts I thought were C is for Crap! As it's allegedly going into limited release soon I had to pay 800 Microsoft Points to see it. It sucks as it wasn't worth that to me.

 

I don't know if the director's did not have a lot of time to come up with anything worthwhile but I only liked a few of the 26 segments. Some others were alright, although better in theory than in execution, I say. The rest were just bad, stupid, pointless, befuddling... Creative ideas were there; the usually did not work out too well, I say. At least there is a wide variety.

 

I'll say more about the movie in the Horror Recommendations thread; just note that I now officially do not like Ti West at all and I wonder why he has fans. I loathed much of House of the Devil, thought his segment in V/H/S was pretty shitty, and amongst all the bad segments in ABC's, his was the worst in being offensive just to try and "get heat", and insultingly lazy. His was M is for Miscarriage; enough said.

 

Other segments include F IS FOR FART (it's like something that got deleted from Hausu) and I know what people will think, but two of the ones I like the most involve COMBING YOUR HAIR. There's a brief scene of that in one of the segments, and another one is totally devoted to jackin' off!

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Now I'm revisiting The Big Doll House. It's more top shelf WIP, but I don't know if it can top The Big Bird Cage for me. That one is just brilliant. Milkyway. Did you laugh uproariously at Moreno strolling through the main yard, poking that other guard in the ass with his baton, then recoiling in disgust at the woman shaking her boobs at him? I think I rewound that about 5 times.

 

Hell yes! I was laughing my ass off often and wishing someone would remake this with more money, nudity, sex, and violence! I just finished watching it earlier and, while I loved it, the budget must have been really small, because they missed out on a couple key shots. Although they handled it very well and artistically I'm just saying it got my mind working and wanting to see more and I was casting it in my mind. Sasha Grey or Kat Dennings as Terry, Rosario Dawson or Tracie Thoms as Blossom or Mickie, Clifton Collins jr. and Giovanni Ribisi as the gay guards, Amanda Seyfried or Juno Temple as Carla, I can't think of a good Django. Benico Del Toro? Directed by Robert Rodriguez or Tarantino. The big boss could just be played by QT then too.

 

Still I loved the film and now I must order the Roger Corman Presents dvd with 3 movies on it!

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Like I said, the entire movie can be seen on YouTube; it's rather easy to find.


Other segments include F IS FOR FART (it's like something that got deleted from Hausu) and I know what people will think, but two of the ones I like the most involve COMBING YOUR HAIR. There's a brief scene of that in one of the segments, and another one is totally devoted to jackin' off!

 

I ordered One Man Force on dvd for like 3 bucks through amazon!

 

I liked ABC's of Death about as much as I liked V/H/S. I like them as the experiment that they are. They are interesting to me.

 

I agree that Ti West sucks and is completely overrated by fanboys everywhere. Although I'm still gonna give The Innkeepers a chance. I liked most of The House of the Devil, but his segment in vhs sucked, and his segment in abc's sucked. So yeah I'm tired of hearing fanboys getting all excited when his name is brought up. Still I'll check out his new movie coming up, The Sacrament, but this will most likely be his last chance.


Edited by Milkyway - 3/7/13 at 4:17am
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2 FAST still sucked, but it was about 1000 X more fun than the first. Gloriously retarded, especially the big finale car jump. The Cole Hauser villain had potential, but they never really did anything with him. He never even killed anybody. The racing scenes were all more exciting this time around, still nothing as awesome as a car culture 70's classic like TWO-LANE BLACKTOP. . I think it's safe to say, despite the fact he gets a bad rap, John Singleton > Rob Cohen.

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Read that Seagal's FORCE OF EXECUTION has a November Release Date.

 

Still a long way till we get more stuff from the Sensei.

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Addison81, I am sure it was a...Coincidence, but it is definitely cool!

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2 FAST still sucked, but it was about 1000 X more fun than the first. Gloriously retarded, especially the big finale car jump. The Cole Hauser villain had potential, but they never really did anything with him. He never even killed anybody. The racing scenes were all more exciting this time around, still nothing as awesome as a car culture 70's classic like TWO-LANE BLACKTOP. . I think it's safe to say, despite the fact he gets a bad rap, John Singleton > Rob Cohen.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you'll like Tokyo Drift better than the first two installments if you stick with the franchise. 

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