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Both Berg and The Rock would've been better off making a Rundown trilogy than some of the other stuff they've done in the past ten years.
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Battleship, man. Battleship.

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Subotai, The Rock...Rolls as Roadblock so much that he will drink a whole...Case of YO JOE Cola, while stomping on Snakes, and putting a...Suplex on Cobra Commander in their...Duplex HQ in G.I. Joe 3: For...Scarlett's Eyes Only 3D!

 

Hey Guys, It is no...ju...LIE, as I kicked off July 1 with a...Blast, from...Cameron's Big Gun...Arnie in the...Classic Action Film...TRUE LIES! This is...STILL Cameron's...BEST film.  True Lies...TERMINATES...TITANIC, sending it into a watery...ABYSS where you cannot even find it's...AVATAR, even if your...Hue turns...Blue!

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A Japan Release apparently. Or this.

 

Transporter: The Series

 

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Fuck Transporter the series. Nobody ever watched those movies for the concept. It was all about the Perfect Weapon himself - The Stath Man.

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Further information on that balls out insane Van Damme PDF

Yes it's happening
It's real and Van Damme wrote it himself.
He added the magic falcons
It's a DTV movie and they'll commission a series based on the strength of that.
Some of the cast members are actually in negotiations.

Also, I didn't notice that video I posted earlier didn't work, so here it is again;
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Awful news about Jim Kelly.  Right on the heels of Lau Kar Leung's passing.  

 

There aren't many from the Enter the Dragon crew left.  

 

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CRANK or THE RUNDOWN? I give the edge to CRANK, but just barely.

 

 

I really dug FIGHTING. Pretty much a next generation HARD TIMES. Recommended.

 

Crank is way better but The Rundown is still one of Dwayne's best.

 

Fighting absolutely sucked.

 

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Further information on that balls out insane Van Damme PDF

Yes it's happening
It's real and Van Damme wrote it himself.
He added the magic falcons
It's a DTV movie and they'll commission a series based on the strength of that.
Some of the cast members are actually in negotiations.

 

Something has been lost in translation or someone has a lot of money to throw around/waste.

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Vern reviews WHITE HOUSE DOWN

 

Totally agree with Vern's take here.

 

P.S- Didn't realize Lance Reddick was in Emmerich's GODZILLA.

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Vern's review is good but I have to disagree with this:

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The movie’s most grievous fuckup: it takes 45 god damn minutes to get to the part where the bad guys attack.

 

DIE HARD pt 1 clocks around 20 minutes before the first hint of Hans and his buddies. And another 10-15 mins before they do anything violent. Instead of

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...standard action movie where the action part starts in the opening scene, then there’s 10-15 minutes of setup, then more action.

 

Minor complaint, sure. But this isn't the first time I've read someone claim the first DIE HARD is all balls-out action from the first second.

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The thing is like Vern says there's nothing clever or compelling on how the setup is done. Also aside for the "Rocket Launcher" and one or two scenes, the action stuff isn't too memorable as well.

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Random talk today at lunch break about 80's videogames that never got movie adaptations made me realize that:

 

a) An 80's Contra movie starring Sly and Arnie would had been amazing.

b) Its mind boggling that despite the 80's cyborg craze, a Bionic Commando movie was never made.

c) After Double Dragon, im thankful there was never a Streets of Rage or Final Fight movie.

d) Technically, "Streets of Fire" is 80's beat em up: The movie

e) I would had paid good money, multiple times to watch a Cadillacs & Dinosaurs movie.

f) The 80's ninja craze also failed to make a Ninja Gaiden movie happen.

g) Yet there are 6 movies in the Resident Evil franchise.

 

yeah, the conversation became sad pretty fast.

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Actually there was a ninja gaiden anime movie even though based loosely on the video game
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Oh if only this came to fruition.

 

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Originally Posted by Virtanen View Post
DIE HARD...   But this isn't the first time I've read someone claim the first DIE HARD is all balls-out action from the first second.

 

That right there is the greatness of director James McTiernan and cinematographer Jan de Bont.  With their stellar use of pacing and camerawork, they were able to make twenty minutes of talking as cinematically interesting as any action scene and even more so.  Few have done it as well, since. 

 

 

Lavc51.27.0

 

One of the best action-movie shots of all time.    Compared to any frame in Die Hard 2, 4 or 5 this is like Citizen Kane-good.

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We can't forget that the first 20 minutes of Die Hard also has this. That certainly helps it speed along.

 

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Rene (Mr.Eko), I agree. CONTRA Starring Schwarzenegger and Stallone would have been...Awesome!
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I just love the new RIDDICK Poster.

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This summer...  Evil Takes It On the Run.

 

REO Bleedwagon... bravo, sir, that is far more brilliant than what I could have come up with.

 

And I believe I've mentioned it here before, but I laugh and laugh that their song Keep Pushin' *has* to be about COMBING YOUR HAIR but I've never heard anyone else state that theory.

 

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And now, boys n' girls...  To further the theory that things were in fact often better (or at least sillier) in the old days, here's today's CLASSIC 80'S MUSIC VIDEO.

 

Jefferson Starship's "No Way Out" from the 1984 album "Nuclear Furniture."

 

No matter it be Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, or just Starship, I presume that most (if not all) members of the band were usually high on drugs. I mean, just recently I discovered that the Jefferson Starship song Ride the Tiger isn't some odd song about the Far East but rather, the title is a phrase for shooting up smack, as it refers to the stripes on the syringe. So yeah... I presume they enjoyed using drugs.

 

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Originally Posted by Subotai View Post
Both Berg and The Rock would've been better off making a Rundown trilogy than some of the other stuff they've done in the past ten years.

 

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Originally Posted by felix View Post

Battleship, man. Battleship.

 

Yeah, yeah. I am not as big a fan of The Rundown as others are, but from what I hear about Battleship and how the beginning is all about a microwavable burrito (no kidding), not even The Rock could have saved such a film.

 

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Fuck Transporter the series. Nobody ever watched those movies for the concept. It was all about the Perfect Weapon himself - The Stath Man.

 

Ha, thanx for that shoutout and how whenever you think of that man, you think of me, and vice versa. Believe me, in real life I am about as far away from Ol' Stubblehead as you can get.

 

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Originally Posted by dude hallenbeck View Post
Further information on that balls out insane Van Damme PDF

Yes it's happening
It's real and Van Damme wrote it himself.
He added the magic falcons
It's a DTV movie and they'll commission a series based on the strength of that.
Some of the cast members are actually in negotiations.

 

Given The Eagle's Path, I am SO not surprised to hear that JCVD wrote that insanity himself.

 

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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

We can't forget that the first 20 minutes of Die Hard also has this. That certainly helps it speed along.

 

Definitely; I'll never forget Ellis and his laugh.

 

Today is the birthday of one of my parents, so they decided to go to the local Golden Corral. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was fine. I did get some laughs out of seeing my fellow customers. A lot of older people and white trash folks. My favorites were the middle-aged dude with a mullet who wore a "Bomb Squad" hat; to be honest he looked like someone who is better at setting off bombs than diffusing them, and a guy who had to be close to 500 pounds!

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More insanity from from Van Damme
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I know I'm slightly late to the party here, but I've just read the Luxury Meets Justice pdf.

 

I...

 

I...

 

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Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post
REO Bleedwagon... bravo, sir, that is far more brilliant than what I could have come up with.  And I believe I've mentioned it here before, but I laugh and laugh that their song Keep Pushin' *has* to be about COMBING YOUR HAIR but I've never heard anyone else state that theory.

 

No matter it be Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, or just Starship, I presume that most (if not all) members of the band were usually high on drugs. I mean, just recently I discovered that the Jefferson Starship song Ride the Tiger isn't some odd song about the Far East but rather, the title is a phrase for shooting up smack, as it refers to the stripes on the syringe. So yeah... I presume they enjoyed using drugs.

 

Thanks very much!  My Kaiju runners-up were PREGNATRON and CHEF BOYARDEATH.

 

I've never heard that theory on "Keep Pushin'" before, but those lyrics (about "bein' lonely and gettin' to know myself a little better") certainly make a case for it!   Growing up, I hadn't heard much Jefferson Airplane but knew of Jefferson Starship and then Starship with all that "Knee Deep in the Hoopla" stuff.  Liked it as a kid but it makes me cringe a bit now, though I never heard "White Rabbit" for real as a kid until I read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  Who knows...?  Maybe there are underlying metaphors in "We Built This City (On Rock and Roll)" we've never before explored.   

 

Yeah, probably not.  :)

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Watched two pretty good movies tonite - ROLL BOUNCE a dazzling, warm love letter to late 70's Black culture and thriving rollerskating culture and the Gen X road movie HIGHWAY starring Jared Leto and Jake Gyllenhaal.

 

i don't get how anyone could not like FIGHTING.

 

Late Show: WONDERLAND

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More from VD on LUXURY MEETS JUSTICE:

 

 

Don't know how that lady journalist could keep a straight face. How do I get this fashiontv? Get like 600 other channels but I want this one.

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Thanks very much!  My Kaiju runners-up were PREGNATRON and CHEF BOYARDEATH.

 

I also dig those.

 

Earlier tonight I watched on Instant a movie that I've known of for years and finally I decided to check it out. It was 1978's Deathsport, which sometimes is called a sequel to Death Race 2000 but the only things those two have in common is the star, the dystopian future setting, and the producer being Roger Corman. Deathsport does not have any satire or much in the way of intentional humor but it is unintentionally pretty funny. It is set in the year 3000 and it's about how some people have to fight in a gladiator-like setting, updated to people with swords against people on motorcycles that have ridiculous cladding on them. Besides David Carradine (who apparently was stoned the entire time) there's Richard Lynch as (shock of shocks) a villain and he ends up being THE MAIN GUY by the end; there's also H.B. Haggarty, a former wrestler who to me is best known for being Brandi in Foxy Brown

 

The movie's pretty shitty and badly made (it did not help its cause either that on Instant there's a fullscreen print and during one scene it was obvious that some seconds of footage was missing and they did not even try to hide it); like I said there are many unintentional laughs, from the "special" effects to some of the acting, to how a weapon that vaporizes people looks like one of those portable spotlights that you'd use if you were to go camping in the woods, and some of the acting was rather poor. Also, the names that characters have are amazing: KAZ OSHAY, LORD ZIRPOLA, ANKAR MOOR, and the like.

 

There are also some nice moments. You get full-frontal from two ladies, including former playmate Claudia Jennings. I did not complain about that. And the music score is total synthesizer wackiness, meaning it was great. The motorcycle action was fine and there are many explosions. And no shit, they somehow convinced JERRY GARCIA to come in and contribute some guitar licks.

 

The movie is not unwatchably bad but it's no Death Race 2000.

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I actually prefer WONDERLAND to BOOGIE NIGHTS - and I really like BOOGIE NIGHTS. WONDERLAND is a journey into Hollywood darkness; a swirling, waking nightmare of sex, drugs and death. Val Kilmer is riveting, giving one of his best performances. He's captivating and likable, making us root for him to make it despite the evidence of both pitiful and despicable acts, and the knowledge that there was no happy ending but only more tragedy for his Hollywood tale.

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I actually prefer WONDERLAND to BOOGIE NIGHTS - and I really like BOOGIE NIGHTS. WONDERLAND is a journey into Hollywood darkness; a swirling, waking nightmare of sex, drugs and death. Val Kilmer is riveting, giving one of his best performances. He's captivating and likable, making us root for him to make it despite the evidence of both pitiful and despicable acts, and the knowledge that there was no happy ending but only more tragedy for his Hollywood tale.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

I actually prefer WONDERLAND to BOOGIE NIGHTS - and I really like BOOGIE NIGHTS. WONDERLAND is a journey into Hollywood darkness; a swirling, waking nightmare of sex, drugs and death. Val Kilmer is riveting, giving one of his best performances. He's captivating and likable, making us root for him to make it despite the evidence of both pitiful and despicable acts, and the knowledge that there was no happy ending but only more tragedy for his Hollywood tale.

I'm a BOOGIE NIGHTS man all the way.   WONDERLAND was good but, for me, BOOGIE NIGHTS is the better film.  

 

 

The wife and I went took some time out away from the little one last night and went out to the cinema.  We saw THIS IS THE END.  It's a pretty damn good comedy with some really well done monster FX thrown in.  I think your enjoyment of it will depend on how much you enjoy guys like Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, etc, because it's just them playing versions of themselves as they fight to find a way to become saved during the rapture.   I thought it was funny as hell and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, considering the word of mouth on it hasn't been the best.   It's at least worth a Netflix rental.  

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I hope Van Damme's acid trip tv series doesn't get shelved. I think we are all very anxious to see what ends up on screen.

 

 

Speaking of Boogie Nights, earlier I was listening to Pandora Radio on my iPhone while I was carrying Renata and Night Ranger's Sister Christian popped on. I immediately started quoting RAHAD JACKSON and singing along with the song as well as dancing around with her. She was smiling and very happy. Of course that in turn made me smile too!

 

 

Not much in the way of movie watching today. I saw several more episodes of Robocop The Series including one that had RODDY PIPER as a character called COMMANDER CASH and KIM COATES as Murphy's former partner MALLOY who was a good cop but ended up in jail for the wrong reasons. In jail he is experimented on and virtually turned into a "zombie" to do the bidding of two men as a vigilante called THE TIN MAN. Pretty good episode. The one with Piper was too.

 

Then I saw the Pusher remake that came out this year. It's basically a copy of the original film, but it's cool seeing Zlatko Buric as MILO again. Then I continued playing Doom 3: BFG Edition. Finished it a little while ago. I loved the game, but damn if the final boss wasn't friggin' easy. I had more problems throughout the levels with some of the minions and the Guardian Of Hell than with the CYBERDEMON. Still, the game was a lot of fun, and that's what counts.

 

Just started up the Netflix disc I got last friday. A French movie called La Grande Bouffe about 4 guys who have various issues with their lives and intend on eating themselves to death along with some female company to attend to them. The only one in the cast I recognize is Marcello Mastroianni. This is yet another movie I first read about in one of the movie books I got way back while in school, this one during the summer after my Freshman year of high school.

 

To close out, here's Michael Caine with a very special message.

 

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Hey there fellas, on Sunday I revisited PUNISHER '89 for the first time in several years, and SOLDIER. There is just so much to love about these two movies. PUNISHER '89 Gossett Jr plays a character named Berkowitz Lady Tanaka's mute daughter is HOT! Frank and Franco mowing down a room full of ninjas with automatic weapons is just cool Q: "What do you call 153 murders in 5 years?" A: "A work in progress" Frank's final fight with the ninja girl is pretty good SOLDIER Vic Mackey with hair! Sean Pertwee and his awesome voice Jason Isaacs with a mustache and a Colt Peacemaker .45 Kurt speaks probably less than 50 words of dialogue, but is totally badass Connie Nielsen is really hot Jason Scott Lee was a pretty cool villain Todd drops down from the ceiling, and cuts a guy's windpipe in half. If I could have made one tiny change to SOLDIER, I would have had the final fight between Todd and Caine end with Todd drawing a handgun and shooting Caine as soon as he drew his knife. It would have showed how lethal and smart Todd as oppposed to Caine and his buddies, who are physically superior specimens, but lack the invaluable fighting experience that Todd and his squadmates have gained the hard way. The fisticuffs between Todd and Caine were nice, but a bit cliche for an action movie final confrontation.
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Count me as a fan of SOLDIER as well.

 

Love the way they show how the "New" Soldiers are superior to the old models early on and Kurt (who says less than a 100 words in the entire film!) decimating them later. Not to mention some nice Gary Busey lines as well.

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Fellow Soldier fan reporting for duty! 

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Chalk up another Soldier fan!
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Another SOLDIER fan here as well!  Kick ass fight scene between Kurt and Jason Lee at the end.  

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"Rubs hands" Who else? Don't be shy. We're all friends here.

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I have it on DVD and got the Blu-ray for $5 a few weeks back. Plus I saw it in the theater. Of course I'm a fan of Soldier!
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La Grande Bouffe is really turning out to be quite the funny romp. All these guys are doing is eating, they even hire prostitutes solely for company. With the exception of Marcello Mastroianni who wants to make it with them, but he's impotent and he can't. He shows up to dinner with a pair of LACY UNDERWEAR that HE'S GOT ON HIS HEAD LIKE AN EYEPATCH.

 

 

 

and he says stuff like his Captain Mingella and he's going into THE COCKPIT while he straddles the girl. No one else seems to really care about getting laid. They just want to eat. Then a school teacher shows up that one of them falls in love with and intends to marry her despite their pact of eating to death, but when she finds out they're eating themselves to death, she wants to be there with them. One of the guys was taught by his Mother that it was disrespectful to fart, so he ends up with major indigestion and then when he finally farts it's massive. He also messes up the toilet so it overflows and there's shit everywhere. Marcello Mastroianni gets fed up with everything and tries to split, but since it's freezing out he freezes to death and they put him in the cold storage.

 

Oh yeah, and at one point one of the guys makes himself up to look like Marlon Brando.

 

 

 

So yeah, this movie is pretty awesome. I know Perfect Weapon would get a kick out of it.

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Thought some of my fellow gamers in the thread might get a kick out this.  It starts off slow but gets better at 1:42.   

 

 

It's from the same team who made that Statham/Cruise Halo video that dude hallenbeck poster earlier!  Good stuff.


Edited by Engineer - 7/2/13 at 12:14pm
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Soldier is great correct me if I'm wrong but isn't soldier in the blade runner universe
Writer David Webb Peoples has said that Soldier is a "side-quel" to "Blade Runner" (which he also wrote) because it takes place in the same universe and in fact the vehicles used by the Blade Runners - spinners - are also used in Soldier.
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Soldier is great correct me if I'm wrong but isn't soldier in the blade runner universe


You are not wrong.

 

Todd's service record, displayed on a computer screen, includes the following: - The battles of Tannhauser Gate and Shoulder of Orion (references to Blade Runner (1982)

But that's not all!

Among the garbage on the planet is the USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the F-117X Remora from Executive Decision (1996), a spinner from Blade Runner (1982), and a piece of the Lewis & Clark from Event Horizon (1997).

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Well this got out of theatres fast.

 

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That was in theaters?
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Well this got out of theatres fast.

 

 

Anyone wanting to check this out need to understand that this is a very low-budget indie, where the view for the entire film is from within the vehicle.  I wouldn't say it is a triumph of any kind, but a film that makes the most of limited time/funds is always of interest to me.  

 

Those expecting a Fast and Furious time will say that it is the worst film they have ever seen.  This explains the lack of a huge release, but there is no way that any money was lost on this.  They probably made a profit just by selling it to various distributors.  

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Fans of long defunct television shows from the '80s and '90s will be glad to hear that their favorite shows are coming back, sort of. NBCUniversal will be reviving several of their most popular series with their own digital comics series later this year.

NBCUniversal, one of the world's premier media and entertainment companies, has partnered with digital publisher Lion Forge Comics to develop licensed comic books based on popular TV shows from the 1980s and 90s. Under the agreement licensed through the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group, Lion Forge will write, develop and publish digital comics based on the following shows:

- "Airwolf" - "Knight Rider" - "Miami Vice" - "Punky Brewster" - "Saved by the Bell"

"We're excited to give fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite shows and characters in a completely new way."
"From hugely popular characters such as Crockett and Tubbs, Zack Morris and Punky Brewster to highly stylized music and clothing choices, these TV franchises have had a significant impact on pop culture," said David Steward
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That was in theaters?

 

Its in Theatres here in Singapore right now. Haven't caught it yet.

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But it stars Tara Reid. When has she ever been in a bad movie, eh?

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Count me as a fan of SOLDIER as well.

 

Love the way they show how the "New" Soldiers are superior to the old models early on and Kurt (who says less than a 100 words in the entire film!) decimating them later. Not to mention some nice Gary Busey lines as well.

Someone counted and it's 66 words. Compare that performance to his performance as Jack Burton and you have a massive gulf!

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Saw Issac Florentine's ASSASSIN'S BULLET last night. It must be one of the worst DTV films ever.

 

Some weird plot about a Vigilante with three identities. Can't imagine anyone considering it other than crap. 

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Someone counted and it's 66 words. Compare that performance to his performance as Jack Burton and you have a massive gulf!

 

Kurt Russell gets much deserved love here in the B-Action Thread.  He has shown his versatility many times and the example you gave is a good one.  What I find unacceptable is the lack of respect he gets from other quarters.  Sure not everything has been a winner, but if you look at the number of great films he has made, along with the great performances (irrespective of film quality), he is an all-time great.  I really hope he rediscovers his passion for the art as he enters old age.  

 

It is not on Youtube, but the extended deleted scene in BTILC where he goes undercover to the whorehouse is priceless.  I love the moment he drops his cover for a moment and put it back up in the same sentence, 'On TV.....er.....so any prospects?'

 

Even better is his response to the woman saying he should try for a green-eyed woman next week, 'Well, what you've got one on order?!!'

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