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I want a Jean-Claude Van Damme role as a mulleted French General. Make it so Woo.

 

Ha, I wish!

 

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Been away for a while, but The Expendables 3 has found its director, so sayteh Sly on Twitter:

 

Patrick Hughes, who made Red Hill (a film I actually haven't seen). Seems to be a nice bloody, gritty choice for this go around.

 

Seen his short film, Signs, which that Paperman animated short short everyone loved last year may have ripped off.  The guy shows that he understands the visual part of film making, so that's a serious plus for Action movies.  Haven't seen Red Hill though.

 

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RED HILL is a fine film. Based on that the guy has real potential. But who knows how he'll do with an ego-heavy cast and Stallone calling a lot of the shots on set.

 

 

Yeah, a lot remains to be seen here.  But I am glad Stallone is giving a relative unknown a shot at this.  Seems pretty cool of him.

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Just got back from an advanced screening of Pain and Gain and loved it. I'm not a Bay fan but this is like his Miami Blues meets Fargo crazy action comedy. I laughed my ass off pretty consistently throughout. The Rock in particular had me crying with laughter. I know Bay doesn't have a great track record but give this one a shot guys, it's worth it. 

 

I still don't quite know what to think about that film. The fact that it appears to be a good kind of crazy instead of an aggravating kind of crazy... that is a good sign. I certainly am interested in hearing more thread opinions about it.

 

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At my new gig there's a coworker who is a serious pinball fanatic. I always liked the machines, but I could never go off the deep end with it...unless I could get one of those Mnemonic tables and get it to spit out some Dolph lines. Stuff like this film makes me want to head out to Jersey to the Silverball Museum some time.

 

I have heard of Silverball, actually. Some people I know on a podcast talked about it awhile back as one of them lives in Jersey and they went to it; they thought it was pretty great. I know there's a Pinball Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas that was shown in the documentary (it's now in a new location in the city) and someone else I know on a different podcast went to it and they also enjoyed it; both places are pretty much the same thing.

 

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RED HILL is a fine film. Based on that the guy has real potential. But who knows how he'll do with an ego-heavy cast and Stallone calling a lot of the shots on set.

 

Guess we should be getting some firm casting in the near future.

 

Watched WELCOME TO THE PUNCH. Not bad, but never quite clicked with me.

 

 

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Hey Guys, In the spirit of...Comin' At Ya, I'd like to see...The Expendables 3 in IMAX 3D!  as 3D returned in the 80's.  Jaws 3D and Friday The 13th 3 3D were 2 prime examples.

 

That would be quite the experience. I am sure they would go all out and have plenty of gags where shit flies at the screen often.

 

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It's so great that Molt is back. I imagine that he's been walking the earth Book Of Eli style. Having adventures and helping the helpless.

 

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felix, In this thread I must quote...The Bard!  "To...B or not to...B!"  I imagine Moltisanti as...Caine, from Kung Fu, as David Carradine another...B Action Movie Thread...Legend, long before he was a...Bill for Uma's Bride to...Kill!

 

Both are grand ideas and I am happy thinking about either scenario.

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Nice reference. That is a movie I've never seen. I've never thought of tracking it down and plus, it's 317 minutes long! Trying to watch it in one sitting... it may be a difficult thing to do. I understand it's a real good film though so one of these days I probably should see it.

 

 

It's a great film; De Niro, Depardieu and Sutherland are all brilliant in it.  Sutherland gets to do some all-time worst villain kind of stuff in this.  

 

Also, you see far more of De Niro and Depardieu than you would ever want, AT THE SAME TIME!!!!  This is a Bertolucci film after all.

 

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I dunno...but somehow I'm not really that impressed! BTW, did anybody noticed Iko Uwais in this?? I didn't see him and he supposed to have a role here...

 

 

I believe his role was filmed quite late in the day.  

 

The real test will be the actual fight scenes when they are put together; the film around comes across as being generic.  

 

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Both are grand ideas and I am happy thinking about either scenario.

 

Welcome back to the B-Action OGs!!!!

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I'm already geeking out. Can't wait for May 3:

 

"Shane Black took the IRON MAN 3 gig and made his Bond movie. It's the best Marvel movie of the AVENGERS cycle, and pure Black." - Mr. Beaks

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The last few nights, I have revisited Apocalypto and Reign of Fire. I also got off my butt and finally watched The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift the other night. Sung Kang was just so damn cool as Han. I don't see the complaints about Lucas Black's performance. Sure, his Southern accent may be even more pronounced than mine, but I saw nothing in his performance that has earned so much hate from the internet. Apocalypto and Reign of Fire were just as good as the last time I watched them.
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It's a great film; De Niro, Depardieu and Sutherland are all brilliant in it.  Sutherland gets to do some all-time worst villain kind of stuff in this.  

 

Also, you see far more of De Niro and Depardieu than you would ever want, AT THE SAME TIME!!!!  This is a Bertolucci film after all.

 

 

 

 

Yeah. I own the film and know exactly what you're talking about. It was a big surprise seeing that scene. Must have been uncomfortable as all hell for them to do, but they're professionals and do the scene WITH SMILES ON THEIR FACES.

 

 

Sutherland is easily in the top 10 most despicable villains of all time for his role in the film.

 

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The last few nights, I have revisited Apocalypto and Reign of Fire. I also got off my butt and finally watched The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift the other night. Sung Kang was just so damn cool as Han. I don't see the complaints about Lucas Black's performance. Sure, his Southern accent may be even more pronounced than mine, but I saw nothing in his performance that has earned so much hate from the internet. Apocalypto and Reign of Fire were just as good as the last time I watched them.

 

 

I dug Lucas Black in the film as well. I really need to revisit my dvd of Apocalypto.

 

 

 

 

Watching The Wizard Of Gore remake. Never seen the original, but I'm digging this movie so far. Crispin Glover is rightly cast as the titular character. However the more I see him in recent films, the more I want to hear him say stuff like "How kind of you Mr. Kid." and "Curious. How everyone who touches those diamonds seems to...die."

 

 

Also fun seeing Joshua Miller show up in a movie again. Don't think I've ever seen him in a grown up role before.

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It's a great film; De Niro, Depardieu and Sutherland are all brilliant in it.  Sutherland gets to do some all-time worst villain kind of stuff in this.  

 

Also, you see far more of De Niro and Depardieu than you would ever want, AT THE SAME TIME!!!!  This is a Bertolucci film after all.

 

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Yeah. I own the film and know exactly what you're talking about. It was a big surprise seeing that scene. Must have been uncomfortable as all hell for them to do, but they're professionals and do the scene WITH SMILES ON THEIR FACES.

 

Sutherland is easily in the top 10 most despicable villains of all time for his role in the film.

 

I suppose I do need to check out the film then to see what exactly "that scene" is (I can only imagine) and get to see Donald Sutherland as a shitbag douche heel. Good times.

 

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The other night, I watched a movie that, if you have a Netflix account, you should get yourself over there and check out the thrilling 1988 TV movie, Broken Angel.

 

Well, "thrilling" may be pushing it as far as the movie. What it is, however, is an absurdly entertaining variation on Hardcore and The Searchers, with none other than William Shatner as a Reaganite family man in the L.A. suburbs. See, ol' Jim Tiberius works so much for the mortgage that he fails to notice the troublings of his kids. A pre-Under Siege Erika Elaniak is his daughter, a hot high school senior who's about to go to prom and he is NOT having the fact that they want to stay out late and go out with these two douches in a limo. There's also a younger son obsessed with nukes and punk rock, and worse yet, he's 13 and wearing earrings! By the way, Shatner's name is Chuck, which is one of the least Shatnerian names of all time.

 

In a moment straight out of a later-season Miami Vice episode, the daughter's prom gets spoiled by a Triad drive-by that ends in a few casualties, but what makes it completely illogical is that this dude probably has access to automatic weapons and manages to mow down four or five people...with a revolver. I'm no Second Amendment purveyor, but I'm well versed enough to know that a .44 Magnum is not going to get the job done during a drive-by shooting, but whatever.

 

Anyway, the daughter's best friend gets killed and she goes missing. As always, the LAPD are useless in giving a shit about one guy's daughter out of thousands of missing children, so Chuck takes it upon himself to find her. His marriage crumbles, his fashion maintains a wild imbalance of bad sweaters and suits (the latter from the Rescue 911 collection), an anti-gang counselor catches his eye in his hunt and does nothing but deliver exposition THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A MESSAGE, and a Murtaugh-esque detective Brock Peters grumbles against Shatner till he has to intervene. All of the punk music on the soundtrack sounds like the "I Hate You" song from Star Trek IV and Shatner FREAKS about the earring and thinks Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon possessed his son. The villains are SATANIST TRIADS. And the real reason you should all see this?

 

WILLIAM SHATNER FIGHTS AL LEONG IN GANG TERRITORY.

 

Captain Kirk never did that shit. Not even in the movies.

 

Do yourself a favor. See it.

 

I looked on Instant and finally it is showing what expires on the 1st, as it's a week away. Turns out, quite a few movies I have on my queue fit into that category. I'll only be able to see some of those so I'll have to pick and choose. This movie fits into that category, so if you ever wanted to see it and have Instant, you better jump on it before it goes away.

 

As Hunter and now Rene watched it, I figured I should do so myself. What they said about it is true. It's a shitty TV movie, but it is great to laugh at. Talk about tawdry and overdramatic. I'll just point out that the 80's-ness of it was of course amusing to me, from the crappy musical score to the big hair to the fashion. Wow was it obvious that waxing wasn't a hot thing back in the 80's, because Erika Eleniak certainly needed one. Her eyebrows, I mean. Shatner in a punk rock club... hilarious. And so was his clothing, as described. My personal favorite was the UCLA Bruins letterman's jacket. That was glorious, and that's what he wears into the club, along with grey slacks. I am glad Hunter found the movie as it was good for laughs.

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When I typed up what I did late last night, I was damn tired so I actually forgot to mention what I did early yesterday evening. I found out that day there was a new Goodwill store that opened up not that far from me. As I had never been in one before, I pulled a Macklemore and went thrift shoppin'. I got some real cheap shirts and I did look in the VHS tape section. They had a number of films that we dig but I decided to pick up The Glimmer Man and Death Wish 4; the latter was because it was a Media Home Entertainment tape and that made me chuckle due to nostalgia.

 

There was also a blank VHS tape and of course I got it too. I went through it and the only thing of note was an advertisement from Starz for a week they were having of the best movies they were showing of this year... which was 1996. That included To Wong Foo..., mind you. The tape was about 3/4 the way through so I started there, and it was the last parts of Christine. After that another movie started, and I saw Van Damme's name and I knew it was a good sign to see that in the opening credits. Then I saw that it was Sudden Death. YES. It was the entire movie, too. After that it was either Young Guns or Young Guns II. I don't know as it was only a small part of the movie before the tape ended. I then rewound it and the first movie on there... all of Road House! A nice tape. After that I discovered that they had recorded a lot but not all of Christine.

 

I was hoping for wackiness like that one blank tape I got from another thrift shop late last year and a lot of it was the 1988 Winter Olympics (the other blank tapes I got from the haul had nothing of note on them, unfortunately). Still, not bad what I got yesterday, as that tape was only a buck.

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When I typed up what I did late last night, I was damn tired so I actually forgot to mention what I did early yesterday evening. I found out that day there was a new Goodwill store that opened up not that far from me. As I had never been in one before, I pulled a Macklemore and went thrift shoppin'. I got some real cheap shirts and I did look in the VHS tape section. They had a number of films that we dig but I decided to pick up The Glimmer Man and Death Wish 4; the latter was because it was a Media Home Entertainment tape and that made me chuckle due to nostalgia.

 

There was also a blank VHS tape and of course I got it too. I went through it and the only thing of note was an advertisement from Starz for a week they were having of the best movies they were showing of this year... which was 1996. That included To Wong Foo..., mind you. The tape was about 3/4 the way through so I started there, and it was the last parts of Christine. After that another movie started, and I saw Van Damme's name and I knew it was a good sign to see that in the opening credits. Then I saw that it was Sudden Death. YES. It was the entire movie, too. After that it was either Young Guns or Young Guns II. I don't know as it was only a small part of the movie before the tape ended. I then rewound it and the first movie on there... all of Road House! A nice tape. After that I discovered that they had recorded a lot but not all of Christine.

 

I was hoping for wackiness like that one blank tape I got from another thrift shop late last year and a lot of it was the 1988 Winter Olympics (the other blank tapes I got from the haul had nothing of note on them, unfortunately). Still, not bad what I got yesterday, as that tape was only a buck.

 

That is so cool man! I'm gonna start buying up random tapes too. Never know what you might find.

 

Just finished watching George C. Scott's Rage, which was pretty good, but a little depressing. Some funny moments to be found though. Like when he shoots a cat! Also when he looks all Kubrickian on a motorcycle. Scott gets pretty gangster in this one and shoots some people. This is old PG where you could shoot somebody in the head, say shit, shoot a couple more guys, and show a pair of tits (not in this film though). I liked it overall. These Warner Archives dvds have been great. I'm glad I'm finally getting back into just enjoying watching movies when I get home from work. I had been in a funk for a while where I wasn't, I was kinda sad, but enjoying film again has made me happy.

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That is so cool man! I'm gonna start buying up random tapes too. Never know what you might find.

 

Just finished watching George C. Scott's Rage, which was pretty good, but a little depressing. Some funny moments to be found though. Like when he shoots a cat! Also when he looks all Kubrickian on a motorcycle. Scott gets pretty gangster in this one and shoots some people. This is old PG where you could shoot somebody in the head, say shit, shoot a couple more guys, and show a pair of tits (not in this film though). I liked it overall. These Warner Archives dvds have been great. I'm glad I'm finally getting back into just enjoying watching movies when I get home from work. I had been in a funk for a while where I wasn't, I was kinda sad, but enjoying film again has made me happy.

 

 

As I've said in the past, Warner Archive's 4 for $44 is something I've been looking forward to each time they have it, as the orders I make bring back fond memories of when I'd rent a bunch of different films from different genres and marathon them over a friday or saturday evening.

 

 

 

Finishing up Warriors Of The Lost World on Netflix Instant. It's your typical cheesy early 80's Italo post apocalyptic film, but it's a hell of a lot more cheesy than some of the other stuff out there. Robert Ginty plays the title character who has a K.I.T.T type mortorcycle with an annoying voice, FRED WILLIAMSON and DONALD PLEASANCE also show up as a rebel and THE MAIN GUY respectively. PERSIS KHAMBAATA also is in the film. One of the things I love that makes this silly film even sillier is that all the gun sounds sound kind of like the laser gun sounds on the old G.I. Joe cartoon. So much of this film is laughable, but (to me at least) entertaining at the same time. I know it's on one of those stupid MST3K sets (I don't really care for their brand of "entertainment" as the one or two rifftrax I've heard weren't very funny.)

 

I say give the movie a look if you want to have a laugh.

 

Up next will be Two Minute Warning. Thanks to Hunter mentioning it, and it's yet another that is ending on the 1st. I've been wanting to see it for a very long time.

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PHANTOM Blu Ray gets a June 25th Release

 

 

I don't suppose anyone caught this?

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I don't know how many of you are fans of this movie, but I revisited The Gods Must Be Crazy last night. It had been a while since I last saw the movie, but I still found it really funny.
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The Gods Must Be Crazy? It's actually really popular here in Asia.

 

Haven't seen it in many years though.

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Just finished watching George C. Scott's Rage, which was pretty good, but a little depressing. Some funny moments to be found though. Like when he shoots a cat! Also when he looks all Kubrickian on a motorcycle. Scott gets pretty gangster in this one and shoots some people. This is old PG where you could shoot somebody in the head, say shit, shoot a couple more guys, and show a pair of tits (not in this film though). I liked it overall. These Warner Archives dvds have been great.

 

I found the emphasis on showcasing slow motion a bit tiring (even when gunning down a cat).

 

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PHANTOM Blu Ray gets a June 25th Release

 

 

I don't suppose anyone caught this?

I did! There's a multiplex on 42nd street that gets all kinds of smaller releases, so when I find myself with sudden free time to kill before the ever-moving start of my shift, it's my go-to theater. The film's pretty much a stage play since it doesn't do that much outside of the boat (and about eight bucks for a budget). Harris plays a nicely compromised captain at the tail end of a less than sterling navy career, but there's not much here. I mean, they almost take a page from Hot Shots! and make it reeeeeeal obvious that one guy in particular is going to be a goner. I have a soft spot for sub movies though, so it wasn't insulting. Some people get strung out by the ending, that isn't so much a twist as it is a kind of stage bow. Nice to see a Fichtner get a strong supporting role.

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I showed DJANGO UNCHAiNED to my Dad tonite. He liked it almost as much as I did, which was cool to see. He died laughing at the bag scene, which cracked me up.

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I found the emphasis on showcasing slow motion a bit tiring (even when gunning down a cat).

 

I did! There's a multiplex on 42nd street that gets all kinds of smaller releases, so when I find myself with sudden free time to kill before the ever-moving start of my shift, it's my go-to theater. The film's pretty much a stage play since it doesn't do that much outside of the boat (and about eight bucks for a budget). Harris plays a nicely compromised captain at the tail end of a less than sterling navy career, but there's not much here. I mean, they almost take a page from Hot Shots! and make it reeeeeeal obvious that one guy in particular is going to be a goner. I have a soft spot for sub movies though, so it wasn't insulting. Some people get strung out by the ending, that isn't so much a twist as it is a kind of stage bow. Nice to see a Fichtner get a strong supporting role.

 

So would you says its on par with BELOW?

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Greetings friends.

 

I bring good tidings... Last night I watched Iron Man Three. It's a great movie that has a distinctively "action movie" feeling very different from most Superhero films. In great part, that's probably due to B Thread legend Shane Black's involvement...

 

Here's my review and don't worry there are no spoilers.

 

 

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Okay… I loved this. I'll just get that out of the way. I don't know what "the masses" are going to say, and I'll get to that in a second; but, far as I'm concerned, this is the best of the bunch right here.

And if I'm calling it the best of the Iron Man films that's because Shane Black and Drew Pearce have written a sharp, intricate, witty screenplay; and Black has directed one hell of a terrific action film.

That the action is on a level and of a scope that surpasses the previous adventures is a given. But I also love how they're able to pack all these elements and tropes into one movie without having it get messy. The movie has elements of 80s Buddy Cop Comedy, James Bond, Political Conspiracy Thriller and even 80s Spielberg kiddie fantasy all thrown into a huge melting pot. And, finally, it's probably - to date - the best Robert Downey Jr action picture you're likely to see.

And therein lies the rub.

This is a Robert Downey Jr action-adventure film first and an "Iron Man movie" second. It puts the character of Tony Stark front and center and just lets it rip, throwing him into one hair-raising predicament after another... All leading to a deliciously Bondian climax, that starts with him shackled to a wall, as the ultimate villain reveals his master plot, and ends with a stupendous blowout of action and stunts - every bit as exhilarating as the finale of The Avengers.

Refreshingly, it's a movie that takes some considerable risks and deviates from the source material, going out of its way to be just a bit different and not necessarily what the fans might be expecting. It's entirely possible that some comic book diehards are going to be disappointed when they discover that Robert Downey Jr: Action Hero has hijacked their Iron Man movie. They will also most likely be supremely pissed off as the twisty plot unravels and the film's big surprise is revealed. It's a doozy of a twist, let me tell you. And it flies in the face of traditional "comic book ethos" or whatever you want to call it...

But the thing is, I couldn't care less about any of that mythology nonsense. More succinctly put: I don't give a flying fuck about your nerdy fidelity, okay?

I come to these movies to be entertained. And the fact remains that IRON MAN THREE is a spectacular piece of popcorn entertainment. It has a cast of fun, engaging characters, a plot that constantly surprises you; and wonderfully executed cliffhanging action from beginning to end.

The entire cast is wonderful. They're clearly having a great time and no one gets short-changed. Everyone gets at least one moment to shine. Good guys and bad guys alike.

Shane Black and company clearly put serious thought into fleshing out a rich story and packing it with details and real stakes; with escalation that builds to a logical and fully satisfying conclusion.

It's a terrific movie that's a lot of fun and full of big laughs. It's the best Iron Man movie, dammit!

I hope the masses agree.

 

If it's playing in your neck of the woods, go see it! And, for all of you stateside, you've got a good thing to look forward to next weekend.

 

Given the intricacies of the film's plot, I'd strongly encourage you avoid spoilers and just see it as fresh as possible (and I'll ask that all of us who have seen it extend a NO SPOILER courtesy here in this thread).

 

.................

 

In other news, the other day I got around to watching the Scott Adkins vehicle El Gringo. I know that came out a while back. But, what was the consensus around here? I thought it was pretty entertaining (if over-stylized in an annoying way) until a wet fart of a third act that almost sinks it.

 

Adkins really needs a big vehicle to break out into the action mainstream. He deserves it. They should consider him for the new Daredevil movie. I think he'd nail the part.

 

Another possibility is if they ever get around to doing a Power Man & Iron Fist movie -- Team him up with Michael Jai White.

 

My point is, these days it seems you need a big comic book movie to become a star. Give the man his chance!

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In other news, the other day I got around to watching the Scott Adkins vehicle El Gringo. I know that came out a while back. But, what was the consensus around here? I thought it was pretty entertaining (if over-stylized in an annoying way) until a wet fart of a third act that almost sinks it.

 

Adkins really needs a big vehicle to break out into the action mainstream. He deserves it. They should consider him for the new Daredevil movie. I think he'd nail the part.

 

Another possibility is if they ever get around to doing a Power Man & Iron Fist movie -- Team him up with Michael Jai White.

 

My point is, these days it seems you need a big comic book movie to become a star. Give the man his chance!

 

Careful on those spoilers, mate.  Anyhow, I quite liked Adkins himself in El Gringo.  For the first time, I got to see him in something of a "fun" role and I think he did a great job.  The whole shootout sequence was also fantastic.  And yeah, I think he could do well with a Daredevil movie.

 

Made this last night, for fun:

 

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Kool poster
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Careful on those spoilers, mate. 

 

Wait... I tried really hard to avoid spoilers in my review. If there's anything in there, please point it out to me so I can invisitext it.

 

....

 

I thought Adkins was terrific in El Gringo. It's the film itself that lets him down at the end.

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I thought Adkins was terrific in El Gringo. It's the film itself that lets him down at the end.

Is this the Mel Gibson one?

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That's Get the Gringo, which is actually not half-bad. Almost like a spiritual sequel to Payback.

 

And, in difference to El Gringo (which is a DTV starring the great Scott Adkins) it actually gets better as it goes along.

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That's Get the Gringo, which is actually not half-bad. Almost like a spiritual sequel to Payback.

 

I agree. Mel is more or less playing the same character he did in Payback.

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Mark Dacascos is shooting a film with Treat Williams in the Philippines.

 

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That is so cool man! I'm gonna start buying up random tapes too. Never know what you might find.

 

Just finished watching George C. Scott's Rage, which was pretty good, but a little depressing. Some funny moments to be found though. Like when he shoots a cat!

 

I've never seen Rage before but just hearing that a cat gets shot at, that almost makes it worth the price of admission right there, at least from the description. And hey, if the blank tapes are a bust, I suppose you can use them for recording something... if you're like me and you're still in the 20th century and use VHS tapes to record, like I do.

 

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I know it's on one of those stupid MST3K sets (I don't really care for their brand of "entertainment" as the one or two rifftrax I've heard weren't very funny.)

 

Awww; I've never Rifftrax'ed myself but I do enjoy MST3K personally; to each their own, as I do understand how it isn't for everyone.

 

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PHANTOM Blu Ray gets a June 25th Release

 

I don't suppose anyone caught this?

 

Phantoms like a mother... oh wait, wrong movie. All I know from Phantom is that it was marketed as having supernatural elements by the studio right before it got released... and it turns out, it actually has zero supernatural elements! I couldn't tell you if the movie is any good or not.

 

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Greetings friends.

 

Welcome back, as the old song goes. While I know from elsewhere that we don't have the same musical tastes (long story for the most of you), I am glad to see you have returned. What you said about the movie, it sounds like something up my alley.

 

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Made this last night, for fun:

 

 

Awesome. That will be the wallpaper for at least one thread reader, I am guessing.

 

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Mark Dacascos is shooting a film with Treat Williams in the Philippines.

 

I am glad to see the trend of Filipino exploitation films is still alive and well. I say that after seeing the great documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed late last year.

 

Tonight... I am planning on it being a good night. I'll explain what I mean once I get back real late. lol's may be had by all, I'll put it that way.

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Watching INGLORIOUS BASTERDS one more time before going out tonite. Remarkable how Christoph Waltz in delivering similar performances with only surface tweaking can go from despicable, utterly hiss-able in BASTERDS to charismatically likable and an audience identifier in DJANGO. What an amazing actor!

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I can't wait to see Iron Man 3. Erix's review makes it sound like one of the movies of the year!
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I'll be seeing it in a few hours, Rene.

 

Not a big Marvel film fan actually. But hopefully i'll be entertained by this.

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felix, I...Hate that the Marvel films get released...Internationally...First!  I cannot wait to see IM3.  Even with The Mandarin being different from the comics.

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Another possibility is if they ever get around to doing a Power Man & Iron Fist movie -- Team him up with Michael Jai White.

 

My point is, these days it seems you need a big comic book movie to become a star. Give the man his chance!

 

Agree with this too. Good idea.

 

I can't wait for Iron Man 3! I was never excited for the others but ended up enjoying them on home video. This one however I will see in theaters! Mostly because of the Shane Black factor.

 

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Careful on those spoilers, mate.  Anyhow, I quite liked Adkins himself in El Gringo.  For the first time, I got to see him in something of a "fun" role and I think he did a great job.  The whole shootout sequence was also fantastic.  And yeah, I think he could do well with a Daredevil movie.

 

Made this last night, for fun:

 

 

This is so awesome! I would buy this and put it on my wall!

 

Also I totally agree about Adkins for Daredevil! The only part I liked of El Gringo was that shootout sequence in the middle.

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... if you're like me and you're still in the 20th century and use VHS tapes to record, like I do.

 

That's exactly what I plan on doing with the tapes friend. Most probably won't ever have anything cool on them like the one you found, but it's the thrill of the hunt that entices me. Also screw ordering blank tapes, there like 10 for $20, and that's like cheating anyway.

 

I really wanted to like Phantoms, but never did and never finished it, maybe someday.

 

Machete Maidens Unleashed was a great time! Better than the Roger Corman documentary I thought. Also Maidens had plenty of Corman in it and talking about him so it almost made the Corman doc a mute point.

 

Have fun tonight buddy!

 

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Watching INGLORIOUS BASTERDS one more time before going out tonite. Remarkable how Christoph Waltz in delivering similar performances with only surface tweaking can go from despicable, utterly hiss-able in BASTERDS to charismatically likable and an audience identifier in DJANGO. What an amazing actor!

 

Agreed!

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So would you says its on par with BELOW?

Apologies to Duke in advance: It is far...below...Below. Here it's just straining to make a plausible budget submarine film while Below manages that AND some spooky goings-ons.

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Let us know how it is, felix!
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Have fun tonight buddy!

 

Oh boy did I ever...

 

I went to the same place I've been at the past few times I was in downtown Orlando (Ghost Bar & Lounge). It was largely the usual there. Early on there was a live band which did cover songs, then a DJ spun tunes, from dance to top 40 to even some songs from the past. I heard Kurtis Blow's classic The Breaks, which was pretty great in of itself. But not as great as what happened early in the night; I went upstairs and I sat on the padded seats, watching the two NBA games. They always show sporting events whenever possible. Suddenly, I noticed a blonde-she wasn't bad-looking-who was part of a group come over and she started to dance in front of me, then she literally backed her ass up and she started to bump her butt and her... well, you know, right on my right leg! She walked away and throughout the night I saw her be rather trampy with other guys and she eventually left with some random guy and left her friends behind, but a few other times she did dance right in front of me, and for a second time she bumped and grinded right on my leg! I didn't complain as she was wearing a little black dress and didn't look bad in it. There were some hot-ass women around on this night, who wore tight dresses or were otherwise scantily clad and were showing off their goods, whether it be long legs or nice boobs.

 

A little later, some dame named Shannon (she wasn't bad-looking either) sat by me and we chatted for a few minutes about random things, but her friend Kim preferred she went back to hanging out with her so nothing else happened there. I still appreciated the gesture. Near the end of the night, I was sitting on the comfy seats downstairs, when suddenly some random brunette decided to dance in front of me; yes, a second chick! This one sat on my lap and grinded her butt against my you know what and well, I got excited! Who can blame me for that?

 

Right before I left, a GUY grabbed my ass. Yes. Soon after that, he grabbed me and hugged me... in order for him to have a picture taken with me by his douche-y friends. Yeah, they were all D-bags. I didn't get mad; I figured they must all be pathetic people if that's how they act in public. I might as well let those losers get their jollies. Hell, I had already gotten my jollies earlier in the night. Even with that, I understandably had a blast; chicks grinding against me is an unusual thing, so two different ladies doing it tonight... Potato in my Pants! I imagine tomorrow night when I go out to see the latest UFC pay per view won't be as eventful.

 

Before I leave, I figured I should mention the highlights of what The Rock said when he had a "Rock Talk" on Twitter early in the evening.

 

* Powdered milk was a substitute for coke in Pain & Gain.

 

* He'd like to make a movie with Will Smith or Denzel.

 

* He's a fan of Pink, of all people.

 

* He may as well have had his last-ever match with his Wrestlemania match a few weeks ago. He legit got hurt in the match, including getting THREE hernias fixed earlier in the week; he said that has a similar effect on his cock & balls that I experienced tonight at the clubs with those two women...

 

* He wasn't able to do the role that Wahlberg got for the upcoming Transformers movie. However, he and Marky Mark will do some sort of project for HBO in the future and he MAY do Fast 7; I really hope he does.

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This is so awesome! I would buy this and put it on my wall!

 

 

Tell ya what, when I get the time, I'll put together a big-ass and better one and you can put it wherever for free.

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Welcome back Molt! You're one of the pillars of this thread!

 

Great artwork kain424!

 

Too bad Dolph's Street Preacher wasn't used in either the Pinball nor the Video games.

 

 

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Let us know how it is, felix!

 

Just came back from seeing Iron Man 3.

 

It's a Shane Black movie, no doubt about it. Lots of The Last Boy Scout type witty banter. They do reference the events of the Alien attack in New York. But this is more of a "personal" adventure for Tony Stark. Don't expect to see Cap, Fury or any of the Avengers team in this one (Though we do get a nice cameo in the After Credits scene).

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Was looking over Jox's site this morning and came across this link:

 

http://moviehole.net/201364085exclusive-lundgrens-a-super-solider-in-invincible#ChwF88ewBXU8E2pb.99

 

 

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Dolph Lundgren and Ving Rhames will bump muscles in Canadian actioner “Invincible”, currently in pre-production under the guidance of writer/director Daniel Zirilli.

 

In what sounds like a crafty cousin to Lundgren’s own “Universal Soldier”, “Invincible” will feature the action icon – whose showiest role of late has been in the “Expendables” films – as an unconquerable science-experiment/killer created by the military using Nanotechnology that eventually stops taking orders. Like his character in the “Soldier” films, Brock Mason was a soldier before his reanimation, and just as Andrew Scott did in the former, this chap also gets loose and starts terrorizing the city.

 

Instead of another Universal Soldier going after him though, it’s a cop who is charged with the mission of bringing the big guy down. In a shootout with Brock, the detective is killed but is given another opportunity at life by way of the same invincibility serum that created Brock. Now, as strong and as powerful as his adversary, the cop hits the street under his super heroic new guise – ready to take down the previously unstoppable Brock.

 

Apparently some other sites have Michael Jai White attached to this instead of Rhames. That would likely work better. Though I'm guessing this will be another one of these "filmed in 16 days" efforts.

 

Here's a trailer for TOM YUM GOONG 2:

 

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Might try to go to Oblivion or Pain n Gain in a couple minutes here. I don't know, but I will let you guys know what I thought of either after if I go.

 

Last night watched Maximum Force, which starred Sam Jones, the main kid from Night of the Creeps, some hot chick (tits!), cameo from Mickey Rooney, bad guy Richard Lynch, and John muthafucking Saxon. From PM entertainment, directed by Merhi. So I knew I was in for a cheesy action treat, and the movie did not disappoint. It was great B action.

 

After that was the always great, and a staple from my childhood, The Hidden!

 

Both were viewed on VHS. The preferred way to enjoy official films of this thread!

 

There was a trailer for a Traci Lords action film called Intent to Kill, which I must now see!

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Mark Dacascos is shooting a film with Treat Williams in the Philippines.

 

 

And who's that? David Spade?

 

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Welcome back, as the old song goes. While I know from elsewhere that we don't have the same musical tastes........

 

Hmmm.

 

Yeah, well - that's okay. Besides variety is the spice of life. My musical tastes are extremely eclectic in any case.

 

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I can't wait to see Iron Man 3. Erix's review makes it sound like one of the movies of the year!

 

I think you will enjoy it for sure. Especially if you don't really care about the comics. 

 

That's really the big thing I want to stress. I loved it because I was willing to accept what Shane Black had done, which was to make a big budget, high tech action vehicle for Robert Downey Jr. It functions specifically as a grandly entertaining action adventure film.

 

How it stacks up in the whole "Iron Man mythos" is something I don't know or care about.

 

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 I cannot wait to see IM3.  

 

I have a feeling, duke, that you...will not like it very much. Go in with reserved expectations. 

 

(I know you already visited the post release thread and were treated to some spoilers. But I don't think you realize just how drastic it is. This is just a fair warning in advance. In any case, let's not discuss that here.)

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Might try to go to Oblivion or Pain n Gain in a couple minutes here. I don't know, but I will let you guys know what I thought of either after if I go.

 

 

Haven't seen OBLIVION but I did catch PAIN AND GAIN and enjoyed it. Haven't seen all of Bay's films, one TRANSFORMERS was enough, but I'll easily put P&G behind THE ROCK and BAD BOYS 2. It is a bit longer than it needs to be but that tends to be the case with all of his movies. Both Wahlberg and Johnson do nice work as well as Shalhoub and Ed Harris. Don't know exactly how much of the tale is as true as the actual incident, at least I hope a lot of it was exaggerated.

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I rather enjoyed Oblivion.

 

Many didn't.

 

Life goes on.

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Erix, I will never be considered...Reserved!  I get so excited for new...Films and NFL Games, that I cannot sleep the night before.  Also, I...Love Spoilers!  I do not expect to...Dislike IM3 at all.  I already...Loved IM and IM2.  Naturally my favorite scenes are Tony and Rhodey in their...Iron Suits!  Even a little...MECHS, a difference to me.  Sure, I would prefer...3/4's of the film with Tony and Rhodey Kicking ass in their suits, but, there is always...AVENGERS ASSEMBLE for that.  Also, Iron Man: Rise Of Technovore was...Awesome.  It is Studio Madhouse's Anime with...Iron Man, War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.  There is a cameo from...The Punisher.  Punisher/Black Widow is Madhouse's next Anime film.

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The Gods Must Be Crazy? It's actually really popular here in Asia.

 

Haven't seen it in many years though.

 

Here in my country they reruns both movies on TV very often, every couple of months lol. So both movies become kind of "boring" to me. They still make me laugh each time I see them on TV, but I don't have a desire to watch them anymore...I saw them to many times in such a short time lol

 

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In other news, the other day I got around to watching the Scott Adkins vehicle El Gringo. I know that came out a while back. But, what was the consensus around here? I thought it was pretty entertaining (if over-stylized in an annoying way) until a wet fart of a third act that almost sinks it.

 

Adkins really needs a big vehicle to break out into the action mainstream. He deserves it. They should consider him for the new Daredevil movie. I think he'd nail the part.

 

Another possibility is if they ever get around to doing a Power Man & Iron Fist movie -- Team him up with Michael Jai White.

 

My point is, these days it seems you need a big comic book movie to become a star. Give the man his chance!

 

Yeah...I have to admit that I'm one of those who loved El gringo! That movie had everything what I expected from it. It had awesome action, shootouts, fights, car chase, good humor, sex scene (lol)...in one word, everything. Scott was awesome, really funny and likable. And locations fit the story perfectly. Everything really looked like some shitty God forsaken city in Mexico...and yellowish colors really helped to sell a really hot environment, and sell Bulgaria for Mexico. Also, action was awesome, especially shootout in the middle of the movie that was so cool, stylish and bloody as hell, and Slater's role was perfect for the story. I agree that ending was kind of anticlimactic, although I liked it because it had more "heart" so to speak...

Also, the way the dream/flashback sequence was edited. It was directed good, nice camera angles and shots, but editing was lame...to much flashing and fast cuts. I understand that they wanted to indicate with that way that this is dream/flashback sequence, but they could done that just in black and white and it would still work, and action would not be "butchered". Thanks God, rest of the action was really awesome because it was edited normally. And freeze frame introduction for every single character in the movie that has more then just one line where unnecessary! I understand freeze frame introduction for mayor characters...that was OK and it was in the vein of the movie (kind of a modern western), but they just use it to much. But other then that...I really enjoyed that movie...IMO this would end up in my TOP5 Scott Adkins list for sure...

 

Yeah...I would like to see Scott in Daredevil movie...but his accent doesn't help him to even get the shoot for the role...

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BTW...I saw this the other day, I laugh my ass off hahaha...so decided to share it with you guys...maybe will entertain you same as it did me... biggrin.gif

 

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Here's a trailer for TOM YUM GOONG 2:

 

Looks good. But i wonder when it'll finally get released? Late 2013 or even 2014 maybe.

 

It'll be a long wait.

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Punisher/Black Widow is Madhouse's next Anime film.

 

Hell yes! Please let me know when this comes out!

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So, between Iron Man 3, Oblivion and Olympus Has Fallen, my friend wants to see..... Scary Movie 5.
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Watching a little HEAT on Encore. Deniro/Pacino coffee scene still gives me chills.

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