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post #96551 of 111984
Rene (Mr.Eko), I suppose you haven't be...PUN to e...Quip the...B Action thread with some...SLY...Lines!
post #96552 of 111984
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Revisiting Face/Off, this time in glorious Blu-ray. I haven't seen it since I got the 2 disc dvd set back in 2007. Still an amazing display of overacting magic from the two leads. You know they both had a whole lot of fun. Too bad that Woo didn't make many more like this before he went back to China. We could still have had so many more incredible action films from him over here.

 

When I saw it after many years, I was surprised how much characterization is in this movie...its really even more awesome movie then I remember it! A master piece!

 

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That is also a grand poster. It doesn't make me think of the 80's classic original, for sure.

 

Well, they are trying to distance them self from those 80s Police Story movies, so i guess they manage to do that even with the poster...

 

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I wouldn't mind Travolta, Fleed. I've always preferred him as a villain in movies, because he's a lot of fun to watch whenever he's eeeeeevil! 

 

Yeah...he was ALMOST always awesome as villain...in my book his score as a bad guy was/is 3/4 (Broken Arrow, Face/Off, Swordfish and The Punisher). Only movie where he kind of sucked as a bad guy was The Punisher...and I was really surprised with that. I was expecting that he will kick ass in that movie...but he end up being kind of lame...

 

BTW...I have to say that I'm on JUSTIFIED team also. I just love that show"!! Its so awesome!

 

And also...have to say that that ESCAPE PLAN trailer blown me away...cant wait for the movie!!!

post #96553 of 111984

Found this Synopsis of Man Of Tai Chi in my Theatre Listings.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Young "Tiger" Chen Lin-Hu (Tiger Chen) works as a lowly courier; but after work, he is a young martial arts star, rising through the ranks representing the Ling Kong Tai Chi tradition. Though most associate Tai Chi with peaceful, yoga-like movements, Tiger has perfected the ancient art and started to make a name for himself in the prestigious Wulin Wang martial arts championship. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police investigator, Suen Jing-Si (Karen Mok), who works for the organized crime unit OCTB, has run into a wall in her pursuit of Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves). Donaka is a powerful Hong Kong businessmen who runs a secret underground fighting ring, where cold hard cash is made by defeating one's opponent in a no-holds barred fight privately broadcast to wealthy patrons. Looking for a new "star," Donaka tries to lure Tiger with the promise of easy money. At first, Tiger declines, committed to the purity and integrity of his pursuit. But when his temple is threatened with redevelopment, Tiger relents so that he may protect the legacy of Ling Kong Tai Chi. Soon, Tiger is an underground sensation, defeating international opponents with reputations of deadly force. But the darker side of Tiger's skill begins to emerge. His public fights in the Wulin Wang tournament become more aggressive, bringing Tiger unwanted attention and shame to his elderly master (Yu Hai) 

post #96554 of 111984
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You didn't steer me wrong on the first film when I got the disc from Netflix, so it looks like I'll be renting the second one as well!

 

Oh, that is good. I mean, besides what I mentioned last night, the movie also has Hanzo busting through a wall like he's the Kool-Aid Man!

 

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He said the action was decent, but, out of the entire cast, only James Woods really comes through (No surprise there. Woods is a legend.)

 

Speaking of that, I just found out on another website that old man James has a girlfriend who is only TWENTY YEARS OLD. Really. She's some random brunette who looks alright to me. Good job on his part, though.

 

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"Pornographically violent"? For that, I'd expect a different kind of STABBING to occur during the film.

 

Ha, exactly.

 

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Found this Synopsis of Man Of Tai Chi in my Theatre Listings.

 

Keanu's character in the movie is named DONAKA MARK? Tremendous.

 

Today hasn't been exciting for me except for late in the afternoon. I went with someone I know to Downtown Disney and their Marketplace area, where the Rainforest Cafe has been for years now. It's overpriced but still nice, if only for the kitsch value. Well, just recently they opened up a small open-air area with a roof over it known as the Lava Lounge (with that name, it sounds like an awesome club I'd visit if I was in my 20's back in the 1970's) which has a small bar and a collection of tables. It's the same menu as the restaurant with a few added items. I had a non-alcoholic drink but eventually I'll return there to try some of their mixed drinks and have a good time. The food was nice, although I don't know if it was so nice it was worth the cost. Oh, and in terms of wackiness, the restaurant now has a volcano next to it and every half hour it "erupts" with steam and fire. I loved it.

post #96555 of 111984
Sony Pictures to Make Captain Planet and the Planeteers Movie
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to 1990s series "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" for a feature adaptation to be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Captain Planet will be a live-action motion picture based on the environment-saving animated hero. In an effort to inform younger viewers about serious environmental issues, Turner Broadcasting partnered with DIC Enterprises in 1990 to create the world's first animated environmental series, "Captain Planet and the Planeteers." The series was about a group of young people who combine their special powers (The Planeteers) to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to battle the world's worst eco-villains.
Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.
post #96556 of 111984
Sony Pictures to Make Captain Planet and the Planeteers Movie
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to 1990s series "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" for a feature adaptation to be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Paramount Pictures has set Mark Wahlberg to star in American Desperado, an adaptation of Jon Roberts and Evan Wright's "American Desperado: My Life--From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset

Peter Berg will direct the film based on a script by William Monahan. The book is officially described as follows:

In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto “transportation chief” of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic. As Wright’s tape recorder whirred and Roberts unburdened himself of hundreds of jaw-dropping tales, it became clear that perhaps no one in history had broken so many laws with such willful abandon.

Roberts, in fact, seemed to be a prodigy of criminality – but one with a remarkable self-awareness and a fierce desire to protect his son from following the same path.

American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become -- at age 22 -- one of the city’s leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler.

Django Unchained stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx will reteam for Warner Bros. Pictures' big screen adaptation of the upcoming S. Craig Zahler novel “Mean Business on North Ganson Street," according to Deadline.

The site describes the story as follows: "DiCaprio is a hardened detective who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town called Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. Partnered with an equally bad-assed detective who was demoted for publicly brutalizing a suspect (Foxx), the new partners get to do some real work. Police officers start showing up dead execution-style, and the cops think it might be open season on Victory’s police department."
post #96557 of 111984

FAST 6 Blu Ray Details

 

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Take Control
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making of Featurettes:
    • The Fastest of Them All
    • Reuniting The Team
    • Letty's Return
    • The Mastermind and the Mole
  • Planes, Tanks and Automobiles:
    • The London Chase
    • Highway Heist: The Convoy Attack
    • The Antonov Takedown
    • Dom and Letty Race Again
  • It's All About the Cars
    • On the Set with Vin
    • Gearhead's Delight
    • The Flip Car
  • Hand to Hand Fury
post #96558 of 111984

Saw an Indonesian movie from the 1980's called Virgins From Hell that I got in the mail the other day. Pretty silly film that is amusing in the fact that they use music from Rambo First Blood: Part II, and at one point an instrumental version of NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN! It's nowhere near as good as Lady Terminator, but I'm glad I finally saw it as I've known about it for years.

 

Also finished up Saved By The Bell Seasons 1 and 2. I got to see the VERY SPECIAL episode entitled "Jessie's Song" which is about Jessie becoming addicted to caffeine pills. Her meltdown is alternately hilarious and horrifying.

 

 

Saw some more episodes of Robocop The Series. I'm liking it so far. Even though they go to great pains to keep Robocop from shooting people, they do find inventive ways around it, and they delve more into his past including an episode where he encounters a childhood friend who's got serious war fatigue from being in a major battle, and now believes himself to be a character named COMBAT BILL.

 

Started watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles earlier in the evening. I'm REALLY digging this show, and I can't believe I never saw it before save for the series finale. It seems like they really put the extra effort to not keep it entirely separate from the film continuity. Dyson's wife and kid show up, and even Sarah Connor's friend Enrique shows up. We also see what happens when a Terminator completes its mission. It goes into standby mode which is simply it just being in a standing position and "sleeping" while it waits for Judgement Day to arrive. If anyone here hasn't seen the show, but loves the Terminator franchise should check it out.

post #96559 of 111984
Grudge Match moves to December 25th.

Hopefully it qualifies for Oscars!
post #96560 of 111984
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Sony Pictures to Make Captain Planet and the Planeteers Movie

Peter Berg will direct the film based on a script by William Monahan. The book is officially described as follows:

In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto “transportation chief” of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic. As Wright’s tape recorder whirred and Roberts unburdened himself of hundreds of jaw-dropping tales, it became clear that perhaps no one in history had broken so many laws with such willful abandon.

Roberts, in fact, seemed to be a prodigy of criminality – but one with a remarkable self-awareness and a fierce desire to protect his son from following the same path.

American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become -- at age 22 -- one of the city’s leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler.

 

I hate to say it but I did watch Captain Planet as a little Weapon. It as a live action movie in this time and day... it sounds like it could be horrifyingly bad.

 

I do remember Jon Roberts from the awesome Cocaine Cowboys and that is a book I need to get. Even if the movie isn't so hot, the book sounds like something I would love.

 

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Also finished up Saved By The Bell Seasons 1 and 2. I got to see the VERY SPECIAL episode entitled "Jessie's Song" which is about Jessie becoming addicted to caffeine pills. Her meltdown is alternately hilarious and horrifying.

 

Yeah, I also watched that show as a youngster and I remember that scene very well. The way I feel now, I could use some caffeine pills (the late 80's version of energy drinks) as I just felt too damn tired tonight to watch any sort of movie. I watched some random TV and surfed the Internet, so yeah that's the majority of most of my nights.

 

What wonderful movie news we've gotten this week, from there being a Knight Rider movie written by a guy who penned Wild Hogs and the Yogi Bear movie and The Terminator franchise being rebooted... depressing. The rumors we heard about that franchise just recently... well, it doesn't seem that accurate now.

post #96561 of 111984
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I just want to chime in here with some support for all the very justified JUSTIFIED love here - it's a great pulpy modern lawman show with fun plotting, sparkling dialogue, a game cast, and plenty of B-action hillbilly mayhem. The ep where Art goes on a low-speed chase remains a personal favorite! Plus, I just find it generally refreshing to see a cop show not set in an urban environment. 

 

Any ideas as what would be our official thread B-action shows? I'd definitely put JUSTIFIED, SPARTACUS, STRIKE BACK, and 24 HOURS on such a list. Should we try to compile a show syllabus, just for the hell of it?

I'm a huge fan of SPARTACUS and STRIKE BACK.  I've only seen the first season of JUSTIFIED but really liked what I saw.  I'd also agree with Felix about adding BANSHEE to the list.  One of my personal favourites is SONS OF ANARCHY.  Really love this show.  I'd also add GAME OF THRONES and THE WALKING DEAD to that list.  

post #96562 of 111984

SONS OF ANARCHY is a good show. But the actions of the characters have slowly soured me on that show. I'll definitely watch the next season, but i am losing a lot of symphathy for Jax and the Club.

 

FRINGE, HANNIBAL and PERSON OF INTEREST are my favourite shows right now. ARROW is several steps above SMALLVILE as well.

 

Echo Rene's love for THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. Some complex and strong eps there. Especially in Season 2.

post #96563 of 111984

Wait. There's going to be a Captain Planet movie?

 

Reeeeeally?

post #96564 of 111984

dude hallenbeck, I suppose you whilist celebrate a...Merry Christmas with a healthy glass of...Punch!  You will likely...NOT be left Home st...ALLONE that night!

 

Rene (Mr.Eko), I enjoyed both...Robocop The Series and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles...BUT, only were decent entertainment to me.

 

felix, My Favorite series is the eternally...On Target...ARROW!  I cannot wait to see...MARVEL's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and HULK and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.  Avengers Assemble is my new...2nd Favorite Series.  Vikings can either be...3rd or 5th depending how...MARVELous the new comic book series are.

post #96565 of 111984

As I'm not a big fan of Arrow, and the trailers for Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D haven't done much for me, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that we'll eventually get a kick-ass Daredevil tv show! Marvel has the rights back, and television shows about lawyers are about the fifth popular genre on television. Let's get one about a lawyer who kicks ass when he's not in court!

post #96566 of 111984

MrSaxon, I do not want to see a...Daredevil series.  I want to see a...Marvel Knights Series with...Daredevil/ Matt Murdoch as the lead.  I would...Love to see his primary investigators as...Power  Man and Iron Fist.  I would even like to see Frank Castle aka The Punisher...Jailed.  Alot of fun could be had with The Punisher...PUNISHing his cellmates whilist fighting Jigsaw or another Prison Boss.  Elektra could be introduced as well.  ABC Family could get a series with a...College Aged Matt M and Elektra.

post #96567 of 111984

Okay, you've sold me on this, Duke! How much money do you have in your piggy bank? Can we get this show up and running by next Friday?

post #96568 of 111984

MrSaxon, I wish I could finance this concept.  Oh Well, maybe Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be such a hit that a similarly...SUPER concept emerges.

post #96569 of 111984

I have ZERO interest in the concept of Agents of S.H.E.L.D. Quite a bit of faith in Joss Whedon though. So i'll give it a few eps at least.

 

Anyone here reading Dynamite Comics MASKS Mini Series?

 

It has The Shadow leading the Green Hornet and a whole bunch of Pulp heroes against a mystery villian.

post #96570 of 111984
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I have ZERO interest in the concept of Agents of S.H.E.L.D. Quite a bit of faith in Joss Whedon though. So i'll give it a few eps at least.

 

Anyone here reading Dynamite Comics MASKS Mini Series?

 

It has The Shadow leading the Green Hornet and a whole bunch of Pulp heroes against a mystery villian.

 

Looks cool! I might be heading to my local Forbidden Planet over the weekend. I'll see if they have any copies!

post #96571 of 111984

After reading this, I must ask: Should I see Knight Riders? Because its on blu-ray and the fact that i never saw it back in the 80s somewhat baffles me.

post #96572 of 111984

Oh yes. It's definitely worth a look.

post #96573 of 111984

When I rented Knightriders on vhs and saw it with my Dad I thought it was good, but a bit overlong. I'll definitely be getting the blu-ray. That's a definite.

 

Finishing up Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1. I'm really enjoying this show, and of course Summer Glau is very easy on the eyes. Brian Austin Green is pretty awesome as Derek Reese too. Looking forward to season 2. Also cool seeing Craig Fairbrass show up as a bad guy. I was just talking about him last week on here from being in that Proteus movie, and here he is. Funny thing is whenever I hear his voice I immediately think of Trevor Goddard since they sound so much alike.

post #96574 of 111984
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Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on FREAKY.  I guess this ended up DTV?  Hope Carla Gugino's Karen Sisco hits DVD sometime.  (I hear she cameod in JUSTIFIED, too.)  Never did see MAJESYK...

 

It's kind of a mess, but with its recaptured 70's vibe, a fun one.

post #96575 of 111984
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When I rented Knightriders on vhs and saw it with my Dad I thought it was good, but a bit overlong. I'll definitely be getting the blu-ray. That's a definite.

Finishing up Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1. I'm really enjoying this show, and of course Summer Glau is very easy on the eyes. Brian Austin Green is pretty awesome as Derek Reese too. Looking forward to season 2. Also cool seeing Craig Fairbrass show up as a bad guy. I was just talking about him last week on here from being in that Proteus movie, and here he is. Funny thing is whenever I hear his voice I immediately think of Trevor Goddard since they sound so much alike.

 

My biggest issue with Season 1 is that its only 9 eps long. Surprisingly short. Season 2 on the other hand is a different ballgame. Bigger scale. More intriguing developments.

 

How John Carpenter fixed THE THING.

 

Interesting read.

post #96576 of 111984

Yeah, I read that it was a casualty of the writer's strike, and that it was supposed to be 13 episodes. I don't mind though. All 9 episodes were great. I'd rather have 9 solid episodes than 20-something episodes where only a handful are actually worth watching.

 

Speaking of watching, I'm seeing Cool World on Netflix Instant. I remember all the comic ads for it back in 1992, and I'm just now seeing it. I'm enjoying it so far. Brad Pitt and Gabriel Bryne are the human characters who end up in this cartoon universe that is really sleazy. Bryne makes it with HOLLI WOULD and she becomes human (Kim Basinger). It's not revolutionary or anything, but it's worth a look for being really silly.

post #96577 of 111984
I've never seen "Escape From New York" on the big screen. It's shown periodically at revival houses here in L.A., but never on a night when I could make it...

Until now! Or a month and a half from now!

In August, there'll be a midnight of "Escape From New York" at an art house not far from my place. Just a few days before my birthday.

I invite all of you outside of L.A. to be jealous of me.
post #96578 of 111984

Not sure what I'm going to watch tonite, but I got ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES (Blu) in from Netflix, so I might do a double feature with THE LONG RIDERS. Looking forward to finally seeing JESSE JAMES in hi-def in what i'm told is a gorgeous transfer.

post #96579 of 111984
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After reading this, I must ask: Should I see Knight Riders? Because its on blu-ray and the fact that i never saw it back in the 80s somewhat baffles me.

 

YES. That article does a great job of selling it.

 

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I've never seen "Escape From New York" on the big screen. It's shown periodically at revival houses here in L.A., but never on a night when I could make it...

Until now! Or a month and a half from now!

In August, there'll be a midnight of "Escape From New York" at an art house not far from my place. Just a few days before my birthday.

I invite all of you outside of L.A. to be jealous of me.

 

Yep, I am jealous. I've never been able to see it that way, which I imagine must be a blast with a rowdy (in a good way) crowd.

post #96580 of 111984

Ended up watching the convoluted and depressing Cop drama SON OF NO ONE with Tatum, Pacino, and Liotta on Encore. Better than any movie with Tracy Morgan in a dramatic role has a right in being, but still can't recommend.

post #96581 of 111984

Ended up watching the convoluted and depressing Cop drama SON OF NO ONE with Tatum, Pacino, and Liotta on Encore. Better than any movie with Tracy Morgan in a dramatic role has a right in being, but still can't recommend.

post #96582 of 111984

Finally saw Expendables 2 last night. Way better than 1 and a very enjoyable ride. I like how Stallone is up front about the Expendables being a bunch of homicidal Bros who don't like Wimmin and act like 10 year olds around them. Chuck's scenes were gravy. Might have to buy this one.

post #96583 of 111984
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After reading this, I must ask: Should I see Knight Riders? Because its on blu-ray and the fact that i never saw it back in the 80s somewhat baffles me.

 

Yes it is definitely worth a watch.  It is a miracle that it works actually.  If you were to tell me what it was about, I wouldn't have believed you.  It is testament to what George Romero could do at the peak of his powers.

 

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My biggest issue with Season 1 is that its only 9 eps long. Surprisingly short. Season 2 on the other hand is a different ballgame. Bigger scale. More intriguing developments.

 

How John Carpenter fixed THE THING.

 

Interesting read.

 

Very interesting information.  Much of this I had never read about; I thought that the documentary was comprehensive.  I'm was wrong.

 

There appears to be enough material for a proper book a la The Alien Legacy.

 

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Ended up watching the convoluted and depressing Cop drama SON OF NO ONE with Tatum, Pacino, and Liotta on Encore. Better than any movie with Tracy Morgan in a dramatic role has a right in being, but still can't recommend.

 

This was a piece of shit.  I remember watching and being ready for a load of nonsense and still I was shocked by how awful it was.  That final 10 minutes is a huge WTF!

 

 

Thanks for the Maniac review, Rene.  I will be checking it out.  I'm glad that the film isn't a McRemake like those made by Platinum Dunes and Screen Gems.  As a fan of the original, i'm glad that they chose to do a different take on the same story.  

 

 

I saw Hummingbird (Redemption, Crazy Joe) and actually enjoyed it.  I was fully aware that this was a fully dramatic role for Statham and feel that he acquitted himself quite well.  The film moves quite slowly and it could have used a tighter edit.  The film is showing the seedy underbelly of London, yet there is a glossy sheen over much of the film that robs it of an authentic feel.  Much of the problems the film has can be attributed to the debutant film-maker, but our boy shows that he can work outside of action if he needs to.

 

All this makes it more disappointing that the film has been roundly ignored.  The critics have merely shrugged and it has been given a perfunctory release by Lionsgate.  It just makes it less likely that Statham will take a risk in the future.  

 

I recommend that you guys check it out, but be aware that it is a drama.

post #96584 of 111984

I'm sure you all saw over in the Television forum already, but just in case anyone missed it . . .

 

 

August is a time of celebration, bitches!

post #96585 of 111984
Thank You Felix for the interesting read on John Carpenters The Thing.
post #96586 of 111984

Strike Back continues to put most theatrical action films to shame.

 

Gentlemen!

 

http://www.chud.com/139975/the-b-movie-column-2-2/

post #96587 of 111984
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Ended up watching the convoluted and depressing Cop drama SON OF NO ONE with Tatum, Pacino, and Liotta on Encore. Better than any movie with Tracy Morgan in a dramatic role has a right in being, but still can't recommend.

 

How interesting that one got brought up; just today I was on a random website and I stumbled across an old article on there about the worst movies of '11 and this was one of them. To think that this was in the days when in general we all strongly disliked Tatum.

 

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Finally saw Expendables 2 last night. Way better than 1 and a very enjoyable ride. I like how Stallone is up front about the Expendables being a bunch of homicidal Bros who don't like Wimmin and act like 10 year olds around them. Chuck's scenes were gravy. Might have to buy this one.

 

I am glad that you finally saw it and you thought it was great. As I've said on plenty of occasions, for whatever reasons I know more than a few people who strongly dislike The Expendables 2 and I just don't get it. It was a tremendous adrenaline rush when I saw it at its midnight debut and I still think it's a blast to watch it.

 

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I saw Hummingbird (Redemption, Crazy Joe) and actually enjoyed it.  I was fully aware that this was a fully dramatic role for Statham and feel that he acquitted himself quite well.  The film moves quite slowly and it could have used a tighter edit.  The film is showing the seedy underbelly of London, yet there is a glossy sheen over much of the film that robs it of an authentic feel.  Much of the problems the film has can be attributed to the debutant film-maker, but our boy shows that he can work outside of action if he needs to.

 

All this makes it more disappointing that the film has been roundly ignored.  The critics have merely shrugged and it has been given a perfunctory release by Lionsgate.  It just makes it less likely that Statham will take a risk in the future.  

 

I recommend that you guys check it out, but be aware that it is a drama.

 

I did see it is now on sites such as Xbox Video. I have no idea if I'll be watching it via that service or not. At least I have heard that it's not a crappy film, which is a relief.

 

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Gentlemen!

 

http://www.chud.com/139975/the-b-movie-column-2-2/

 

Awesome. I haven't seen the movie you discuss at length in the column. One of these days... as I imagine I'd dig it.

 

Tonight I watched a movie I certainly dig: The Good, The Bad, The Weird. In fact, I say it's also a blast to watch; what a grand adventure it is. Hopefully director Kim Jee-Woon can craft something like this in an American film, although like I've mentioned on many occasions already, I am one of those who really liked The Last Stand, even though of course TG, TB, TW is a better movie in every regard.

post #96588 of 111984

No, I've not seen The Wild Geese either. Well done on another fine column, Mr Rene Eko.

 

I'm so excited by the return of Strike Back. I might have to stand in the freezer for a day in order to calm the fuck down.

post #96589 of 111984

Fantastic.  The Wild Geese was on TV a bunch of times when I was a kid, my Grandad loved the shit out of it, so I got to watch it heaps.

 

So, so good, so many great characters and it bites when any one of them buys it.

post #96590 of 111984

With all this talk about "Terminator 5," I revisited "Terminator Salvation" tonight, and holy shit, I liked it so much more the second time. I remember coming away from it opening night and feeling like it was a complete misfire. But upon reassessment, I think it's a solid actioner. Not perfect, but miles better than "Terminator 3."

 

Now I wish it'd done better at the box office and necessitated a sequel or two set during the future war. So much potential went right out the window.

post #96591 of 111984

Stoked for the new season of Strike Back. Missed out on Banshee when it first aired but I've slowly been catching up on reruns. Pretty good show, maybe not on par with SB but what is?

 

Dug THE ESCAPE PLAN trailer. Yes, it shows a lot but it's not like it's a murder mystery or some shit. Trailer shows what we know. Stallone ends up in a brutal prison, teams up with Arnold, they attempt to bust out.

 

Plus Sam Neill is in the thing. Didn't see him in the trailer so there must be some tricks up its sleeve.

 

Anyone catch WHITE HOUSE DOWN? Can't muster much enthusiasm for it. Wondering if it's as watered down as I'm hearing.

post #96592 of 111984
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Anyone catch WHITE HOUSE DOWN? Can't muster much enthusiasm for it. Wondering if it's as watered down as I'm hearing.

 

I hear that Olympus Has Fallen was the more fun of the two, and so I feel as though I've watched the right version.

 

I wonder why they seem to be hiding James Woods' presence in the trailers? If I'm living in a world where movies are aimed at people too young to remember how awesome James Woods is, then I don't want to live in this world!!!

post #96593 of 111984

I'll make this statement. White House Down is inferior to Olympus has Fallen.

 

It's not bad mind you. But the action (which there is plenty) seems so restrained when compared the R-rated Olympus. The destruction is surprisingly muted as well, considering it is a Roland Emmerich film. Channing and Jamie Fox aren't bad though. I'll rate this as 7/10 for me.

 

P.S- Even Singapore audiences were aware of its similarities to Olympus Has Fallen. A couple next to me in the Restroom complained it was almost the same film (which i agree). 

post #96594 of 111984
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I hear that Olympus Has Fallen was the more fun of the two, and so I feel as though I've watched the right version.

 

I wonder why they seem to be hiding James Woods' presence in the trailers? If I'm living in a world where movies are aimed at people too young to remember how awesome James Woods is, then I don't want to live in this world!!!

 

I liked WHD slightly better and Woods owns all in WHD, It really should be more violent though as others have said. 

post #96595 of 111984

I've never gotten around to TERMINATOR: SALVATION, but I think TERMINATOR 3 is pretty underrated. The only thing I don't like is how they uncerimoniously killed off Sarah.

 

Late Show: watched Bogdanovich's cult 70's film SAINT JACK about the ups and downs and moral quandaries of being a Singapore pimp. Ben Gazzara is fantastic. George Lazenby has a small but memorable role.

 

Late Late Show: A thriller I'd never seen - DON'T SAY A WORD starring thread legend Michael Douglas. Don't know why it was on Sundance, or why it was such a big hit back in the day, but it wasn't in the mood for heavy lifting. I got a kick out of the ludicrous finale.

post #96596 of 111984

Great new B-Movie Column Rene.  As always, looking forward to the next one.  

 

Felix - thanks for posting that article about John Carpenter's THE THING.  This is probably my favourite movie of all time.  Some really interesting stuff in that article.  

 

Off to a BBQ today with family and friends but tomorrow evening me and the wife are heading out to see THIS IS THE END.  Really hoping that it's as funny as people are saying.  

 

Have a great weekend guys.

post #96597 of 111984
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Strike Back continues to put most theatrical action films to shame.

Gentlemen!

http://www.chud.com/139975/the-b-movie-column-2-2/
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dude hallenbeck brings us these chilling words: “So, in the past week we’ve lost James Gandolfini, Richard Matheson and Lau Kar Leung, but gained a Kardashian.”

Frightening indeed.



Watch the Kardashians, Batman, for they are the harbingers of your doom.
post #96598 of 111984

Let's talk about (hopefully) the biggest film of July 2013- Pacific Rim

 

I like what i am seeing so far. So i'll be there opening weekend. What about you?

post #96599 of 111984
Me too. My 9 year old cousin saw the trailer and declared it the greatest movie ever made. I'll be damned if I don't take him to see it!
post #96600 of 111984

The Clips so far show good acting and nice visuals from the Jaegers. Not that impressed by the Kaiju designs though. They seem a little indistinct so far.

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