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The B Action Movie Thread
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING

Man, that was 90 percent SPECTACULAR! It's almost like Gaspar Noe's TERMINATOR 2 at times, and is mostly amazing... I still think the story's almost too muddled and confusing, even by the end, so it's not completely successful, but damn, it's still pretty great.
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It's a little confusing but the action and tone are great.

The Unisols? I don't know how to spoiler text this so.

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They are all clones right?
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I assumed they were, yes... I think the ending of REGENERATION, showing the various clones of Mark Pyle (who showed up again right?), made that clear.

The final few minutes left me a little baffled (Did John decide to keep his made-up memories? Why is the government guy a clone?)...BUT, I don't want to discount how flat-out awesome the rest of it is.

You could make a case that a lot of the movie isn't related to UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, but I thought they tied into the original and REGENERATION fairly well... I was struck by the callback to the first, where Adkins asks Fantasia (I can't remember her actual name) to cut something out of him and he says "you'll know when you find it," similar to the scene in the first UNIVERSAL SOLDIER. Lundgren's appearances in the last two are just enough to add depth to the whole series, and I liked how JCVD is kinda the Colonel Kurtz of this one, although I wouldn't consider this a JCVD movie at all. You could probably watch DAY OF RECKONING on its own and get a lot out of it, but it's better with the original and REGENERATION.
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List Mania! Clint Eastwood 90th Birthday Shout Out Top 10:

1. DIRTY HARRY
2. THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY
3. THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT
4. BRONCO BILLY
5. THE GAUNTLET
6. FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
7. A PERFECT WORLD
8. TIGHTROPE
9. PLAY MISTY FOR ME
10. THE MULE

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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(05-31-2020, 05:38 PM)call me roy Wrote: Watched The Patriot last month on Tubi. Definitely more if a dramatic role. Interesting to read it was his first direct to video even though filmed for theatres. And it doesnt look bad. He thriws maybe 7 punches. I didnt find it too bad for a lazy day.

Check out The Zero Boys and Nightmare at Noon.

Some great Hans Zimmer in there, mid 80s trashy Zimmer.


Yeah, it was pretty unusual to see Seagal mostly doing a dramatic role during his peak era and where he also really only has two very brief fight sequences. Seeing it again, I did enjoy it for being something different, and at least he appears to sort of give a shit compared to most of his DTVs that he began doing a few years later.

I've got The Zero Boys on blu and Nightmare At Noon on dvd. They're both pretty fun. Nightmare At Noon is a remake of the 1984 film Mutant just done on a bit of a bigger scale. I also like that The Zero Boys was filmed at the same location that Friday The 13th Part 3 filmed at. I need to see both of these again.




(05-31-2020, 06:25 PM)Mangy Wrote: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING

Man, that was 90 percent SPECTACULAR! It's almost like Gaspar Noe's TERMINATOR 2 at times, and is mostly amazing... I still think the story's almost too muddled and confusing, even by the end, so it's not completely successful, but damn, it's still pretty great.


I always described it as a horror movie with action beats instead of jump scares. I'm also pretty sure that at the end when they're trying to erase the false memories, that much like Doug Quaid in Total Recall, Adkins' John decides to hang onto those false memories. False or not, that's all he has. Then he goes on that epic rampage. I still hold out hope that we will get another one of these from Hyams. Hopefully with the Maniac Cop series, Hyams gets some clout and we end up with a Universal Soldier series on HBO MAX that acts as a continuation of what he started with Regeneration and Day Of Reckoning.



Last weekend I revisited the movie THINGS which is on Amazon Prime Video, which I saw there some time ago, but decided to pick up the dvd when Severin did a sale some time ago. It is definitely an "experience" and the film actually ends with the screen card "You have just experienced Things." It's very amateurish, the audio was all post dubbed, and that only adds to the hilarity. There's little to no sound effects, so you have plenty of things happening like doors slamming, saws and drills running, and you don't actually hear the sound effects! They also were able to hire a "name" actress, that being pornstar Amber Lynn to play a news reporter who obviously is reading lines off camera as her eyes continuously drift to the side to read her lines! The movie is best scene while having a few drinks, and that's pretty much all they do in the movie itself! Sitting around drinking beer and saying badly post dubbed dialogue. If you like bad horror movies that are hilarious, you will like Things.
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30 years ago today...

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(05-31-2020, 06:25 PM)Mangy Wrote: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING

Man, that was 90 percent SPECTACULAR! It's almost like Gaspar Noe's TERMINATOR 2 at times, and is mostly amazing... I still think the story's almost too muddled and confusing, even by the end, so it's not completely successful, but damn, it's still pretty great.

I saw the rampage at the end as a much needed purging of the false 'revenge' that had been driving John.  Then, with that done (whether it was the original Luc Deveraux or not) he takes the mantle of leader for the UniSols to get his real revenge.  

The film is greatly under-appreciated and Adkins himself included it in the list of his best films recently. 

(06-01-2020, 03:06 AM)Alt-molt Wrote: 30 years ago today...

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30 years and it still holds up perfectly.  Like Robocop, it's sense of humour helps it stand out. I remember laughing my head off the first time I saw it, with how long he was running around with the makeshift turban on his head.  

Like McTiernan did before him, Verhoeven pulled off a remarkable double. 

I have to imagine this will one of StudioCanal's 4K deluxe releases.  We have Flash Gordon dropping soon and I hope this on the cards.
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(05-31-2020, 10:50 PM)Fat Elvis Wrote: List Mania! Clint Eastwood 90th Birthday Shout Out Top 10:

1. DIRTY HARRY
2. THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY
3. THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT
4. BRONCO BILLY
5. THE GAUNTLET
6. FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
7. A PERFECT WORLD
8. TIGHTROPE
9. PLAY MISTY FOR ME
10. THE MULE

Come on, you gotta have UNFORGIVEN on there. 

(06-01-2020, 12:11 AM)Rene (Mr.Eko) Wrote: Last weekend I revisited the movie THINGS which is on Amazon Prime Video, which I saw there some time ago, but decided to pick up the dvd when Severin did a sale some time ago. It is definitely an "experience" and the film actually ends with the screen card "You have just experienced Things." It's very amateurish, the audio was all post dubbed, and that only adds to the hilarity. There's little to no sound effects, so you have plenty of things happening like doors slamming, saws and drills running, and you don't actually hear the sound effects! They also were able to hire a "name" actress, that being pornstar Amber Lynn to play a news reporter who obviously is reading lines off camera as her eyes continuously drift to the side to read her lines! The movie is best scene while having a few drinks, and that's pretty much all they do in the movie itself! Sitting around drinking beer and saying badly post dubbed dialogue. If you like bad horror movies that are hilarious, you will like Things.

Added to my watchlist! 

TOTAL RECALL is spectacular! ROBOCOP will always be my fave Verhoeven (I have that one committed to memory), but RECALL is so awesome.
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I always felt that between Arnold's physical strength (he reaches Commando levels here), Verhoeven's sense of provocation and Dick's natural paranoia, TOTAL RECALL plays like a story about sexual insecurity: Quaid is not at ease with his gorgeous, horny wife, is asked about his sexual preferences and answers somewhat unconvincingly, keeps getting hit in the crotch, Benny drives a *huge* drill to kill him ('I'm coming for you, baby!') but Quaid impales him with a much smaller 'tool' , and he castrates his rival by ripping his arms off.

Verhoeven is a Hitchcock fan and he obviously knew he was making a movie about dreams, I don't think all this symbolism was unintentional...
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I've never loved UNFORGIVEN as much as most.

BRONCO BILLY is the look at his cowboy myth that I adore.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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https://twitter.com/JacobQKnight/status/...3696533504

 Here's a cool poster that I'm not sure if I've seen before:




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"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Just saw DEBT COLLECTORS and Nic Cage's PRIMAL.
Louis Mandylor is the best onscreen partner Scott Adkins has ever had. The chemistry between them is great.
Something i notice when the duo walk into the boxing club, i hear strains of the CLOSE RANGE theme coming on.
Fights are great. With Mandylor really showcasing his boxing style.

PRIMAL on the other hand was not as fun as the trailer promised.
Starts off with Cage capturing a fake looking CGI white tiger. Cage is Cage as per normal but the rest of the film is a pedestrian plot of Kevin Durand on the loose in a ship. Famke Janssen looks dead bored as well. I'll give this one a 5/10.
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Did some late night Tubi-ing with THE HUMAN TORNADO, Rudy Ray's follow up to DOLEMITE. The production values are mildly better, while retaining the original's "let's put on a show" spirit...as macready mentioned, Ernie Hudson appears in this. In the credits, he's billed as Louis Hudson. Why? No idea. I looked up an AV Club Random Roles interview with him, and the only anecdote he had about the movie was "we had a caterer who only served spaghetti." 

I think my favorite moment is when Rudy jumps naked over a wall down a hill, and pauses and replays the shit to prove he's the one who actually did the stunt. (He explicitly says this in voiceover!)
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(05-31-2020, 10:50 PM)Fat Elvis Wrote: List Mania! Clint Eastwood 90th Birthday Shout Out Top 10:

Hmmm, "As Actor" I'll go...

1.  DIRTY HARRY
2.  UNFORGIVEN
3.  THE MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY (three way tie)
4.  SUDDEN IMPACT
5.  IN THE LINE OF FIRE
6.  MAGNUM FORCE
7.  GRAN TORINO
8.  CITY HEAT
9.  THE ROOKIE
10.  TIGHTROPE

Top Three As director (in films he did not also star in...):
1.  BIRD
2.  SULLY
3.  LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
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I don't bother with lists, but I agree with much of the inclusions for Eastwood's finest.

I would like to mention The Beguiled, High Plains Drifter, Coogan's Bluff, Pale Rider, Escape From Alcatraz, Where Eagles Dare and Million Dollar Baby.  It's definitely been a fascinating career with many ups and a few downs.

I do wonder how different his career may have turned out if he had done films like Apocalypse Now.  I was going to say that he never had that bad experience that scared him off doing the epic, big budget projects, but it was a combination of working with Don Siegel and the shoot of Kelly's Heroes that set him on his chosen path of doing smaller, efficient productions. 

He has been very hit or miss lately, but that should be a given at this stage.  I hope that he has another 2 or 3 winners left in him.
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I remember really liking A PERFECT WORLD, but it's been ages since I've seen it.
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DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR coming to blu ray on August 18th:

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=26913

Quote:BRAND NEW REMASTER OF THE FILM

[*] NEW Interview with Director Terry Leonard and Producer Lawrence Kubik
[*]NEW Interview with Actress Kasey Walker
[*]Theatrical Trailer
[*]Optional English subtitles for the main feature
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Too bad there is no Fred Dryer interview. Plus it's being put out by Scorpion Releasing so gonna be pricey out of the gate. Hopefully they do a decent sale at some point after this is released.
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(06-01-2020, 10:40 AM)Mangy Wrote:
(06-01-2020, 12:11 AM)Rene (Mr.Eko) Wrote: Last weekend I revisited the movie THINGS which is on Amazon Prime Video, which I saw there some time ago, but decided to pick up the dvd when Severin did a sale some time ago. It is definitely an "experience" and the film actually ends with the screen card "You have just experienced Things." It's very amateurish, the audio was all post dubbed, and that only adds to the hilarity. There's little to no sound effects, so you have plenty of things happening like doors slamming, saws and drills running, and you don't actually hear the sound effects! They also were able to hire a "name" actress, that being pornstar Amber Lynn to play a news reporter who obviously is reading lines off camera as her eyes continuously drift to the side to read her lines! The movie is best scene while having a few drinks, and that's pretty much all they do in the movie itself! Sitting around drinking beer and saying badly post dubbed dialogue. If you like bad horror movies that are hilarious, you will like Things.

Added to my watchlist! 

TOTAL RECALL is spectacular! ROBOCOP will always be my fave Verhoeven (I have that one committed to memory), but RECALL is so awesome.


I hope you enjoy the movie!

I wouldn't be able to choose between the two movies because they're both so damn epic and great.



(06-01-2020, 06:49 PM)Felix Wrote: Just saw DEBT COLLECTORS and Nic Cage's PRIMAL.
Louis Mandylor is the best onscreen partner Scott Adkins has ever had. The chemistry between them is great.
Something i notice when the duo walk into the boxing club, i hear strains of the CLOSE RANGE theme coming on.
Fights are great. With Mandylor really showcasing his boxing style.

PRIMAL on the other hand was not as fun as the trailer promised.
Starts off with Cage capturing a fake looking CGI white tiger. Cage is Cage as per normal but the rest of the film is a pedestrian plot of Kevin Durand on the loose in a ship. Famke Janssen looks dead bored as well. I'll give this one a 5/10.


I still need to see Debt Collectors, but I hope we get more movies with Adkins and Louis Mandylor together. At this point I hope someone else has taken notice of Mandylor and gives him the chance to headline a few action movies of his own, but if he and Adkins become the DTV JACK LEMMON AND WALTER MATTHAU I'd be fine with that.

I liked Primal more than most when I rented the dvd from the Redbox back in December. Famke Janssen has had some odd plastic surgery done, but that didn't distract too much. I actually bought the blu-ray a few weeks ago for 6 bucks at Walmart.


(06-02-2020, 01:31 AM)Mangy Wrote: Did some late night Tubi-ing with THE HUMAN TORNADO, Rudy Ray's follow up to DOLEMITE. The production values are mildly better, while retaining the original's "let's put on a show" spirit...as macready mentioned, Ernie Hudson appears in this. In the credits, he's billed as Louis Hudson. Why? No idea. I looked up an AV Club Random Roles interview with him, and the only anecdote he had about the movie was "we had a caterer who only served spaghetti." 

I think my favorite moment is when Rudy jumps naked over a wall down a hill, and pauses and replays the shit to prove he's the one who actually did the stunt. (He explicitly says this in voiceover!)

The spaghetti line reminds me of the Dolemite movie with Eddie Murphy where he says that if people are hungry he'll make sandwiches for everybody. I need to revisit these movies. The only one I haven't seen yet is PETEY WHEATSTRAW, and I know that's on Tubi, so I'll have to see it in the near future.


(06-02-2020, 05:27 AM)macready Wrote: I don't bother with lists, but I agree with much of the inclusions for Eastwood's finest.

I would like to mention The Beguiled, High Plains Drifter, Coogan's Bluff, Pale Rider, Escape From Alcatraz, Where Eagles Dare and Million Dollar Baby.  It's definitely been a fascinating career with many ups and a few downs.

I do wonder how different his career may have turned out if he had done films like Apocalypse Now.  I was going to say that he never had that bad experience that scared him off doing the epic, big budget projects, but it was a combination of working with Don Siegel and the shoot of Kelly's Heroes that set him on his chosen path of doing smaller, efficient productions. 

He has been very hit or miss lately, but that should be a given at this stage.  I hope that he has another 2 or 3 winners left in him.

I can't really do a top 10 list for Clint. He's got WAY too many movies that I genuinely love for me to cut it down to only 10. He's probably the only actor that I wouldn't be able to do that for. Even though he's 90, he's still averaging about 2 movies a year, so we've still got plenty more from him. I just hope we get another acting performance from him. The Mule was an excellent film, but I still would like to see one more movie from him where he acts. 


Spent the last few days powering through the 3 Midnight Run tv sequels with Christopher MacDonald. He's fun in the role, but the films are pretty forgettable overall. They do have some fun actors turn up in small roles. Dick Miller, Stephen Lee (Duffy from Robocop 2), Tom McLeister (Ike from Married With Children), so it's nice seeing them turn up. Dan Hedaya plays the Joey Pants role in all 3 (with his gray mass of chest hair just poofing out of his shirt every time he's on screen), and Ed O'Ross plays the John Ashton doofus rival bounty hunter role in the first two tv sequels.
Shake: I bring you news you give me grief. You know they all think you're dead.

The Punisher: They'll kill each other now.

 
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(06-04-2020, 04:54 PM)Rene (Mr.Eko) Wrote: I still need to see Debt Collectors, but I hope we get more movies with Adkins and Louis Mandylor together. At this point I hope someone else has taken notice of Mandylor and gives him the chance to headline a few action movies of his own, but if he and Adkins become the DTV JACK LEMMON AND WALTER MATTHAU I'd be fine with that.

Have you seen THE BRAVE yet? It's on Netflix. Mandylor is the lead in that one. He's the head of a task force in Albania that is trying to bring down a drug ring led by Armand Assante. It's pretty good, bulk of the action is in the second half. Worth checking out if you want to see Mandylor anchor a flick.

Started reading this:

   

It's cool because it's all yellowly on the pages. Love that.

I'm a few chapters into it. Story wise it follows the film very closely. The dialog is where you get more differences. I imagine it hews closer to Black's original script. Here's a few things I've noticed:

-During the football game opening, instead of "Ain't life a bitch!" Billy Cole says "I'm going to Disneyland" which was the original line Black wrote.

-Jimmy Dix played college ball at Stanford.

-When Joe is tossing off jokes about that shooter's wife they throw in a couple more, "She's like the Pillsbury Doughboy, except when you poke her in the gut, she farts. But seriously, her eyes are like the streets of Paris, crossed."
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Jodie Foster is really great in THE BRAVE.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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(06-04-2020, 08:20 PM)Alt-molt Wrote:
(06-04-2020, 04:54 PM)Rene (Mr.Eko) Wrote: I still need to see Debt Collectors, but I hope we get more movies with Adkins and Louis Mandylor together. At this point I hope someone else has taken notice of Mandylor and gives him the chance to headline a few action movies of his own, but if he and Adkins become the DTV JACK LEMMON AND WALTER MATTHAU I'd be fine with that.

Have you seen THE BRAVE yet? It's on Netflix. Mandylor is the lead in that one. He's the head of a task force in Albania that is trying to bring down a drug ring led by Armand Assante. It's pretty good, bulk of the action is in the second half. Worth checking out if you want to see Mandylor anchor a flick.

Started reading this:



It's cool because it's all yellowly on the pages. Love that.

I'm a few chapters into it. Story wise it follows the film very closely. The dialog is where you get more differences. I imagine it hews closer to Black's original script. Here's a few things I've noticed:

-During the football game opening, instead of "Ain't life a bitch!" Billy Cole says "I'm going to Disneyland" which was the original line Black wrote.

-Jimmy Dix played college ball at Stanford.

-When Joe is tossing off jokes about that shooter's wife they throw in a couple more, "She's like the Pillsbury Doughboy, except when you poke her in the gut, she farts. But seriously, her eyes are like the streets of Paris, crossed."


I hadn't even heard of The Brave. Thanks, Molt! I just added it to my Netflix list.

Lots of great lines in The Last Boy Scout, but my favorite is "You accidentally slipped and stuck you dick in my wife. Oh I'm so sorry Mrs. H, this just isn't my day!" I'm paraphrasing there, but it's hilarious.


Revisiting Repo Man via the Universal dvd. I like this film a whole lot more now that I'm older. I first saw it when I was 17 and didn't care much for it. Not even when I picked up the dvd back in 2011.

I also didn't recognize MIGUEL SANDOVAL in the film at all until his final scene. He's credited as MICHAEL SANDOVAL, and then I realize at the end he's ONE OF THE PUNK KIDS RIPPING OFF CONVENIENCE STORES.

Here he is roughly age 32 and looking like he's in his early 20's.

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The Punisher: They'll kill each other now.

 
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The Last Boy Scout is great because Willis is playing grizzled pretty well considering how young he still was. This is such a great, seemingly still overlooked action movie.


"This aint no game flash. Real bullets."
"Irs ok, dangers my middle name."
"Mines Cornelius, tell anybody and I'll kill ya."
"You like Soul Train?"
"Shut the fuxk up..."
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Was talking to a friend today about SCOUT. Setting it and having the heavies be from the sporting world gives it a distinct feel. It's not the usual drug dealers, evil dictator or mobsters pulling the strings. Really sets it apart.

You're right that Willis was great playing grizzled considering he was only in his mid-30's at the time.
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Love The Last Boy Scout.  I have it on Blu with Last Man Standing, which not being perfect, still makes for a great double feature. 


Thread sensation Olivier Megaton has delivered another 'winner':

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/06/the-la...202235575/

149 minutes!!!
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Stuntmen react to Ip Man and Enter The Dragon.


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Current interview with Sly:

https://deadline.com/video/sylvester-sta...pendables/

Some nice anecdotes and we may be seeing his Poe film become a reality.
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WWE's Edge and Thomas Jane have a new project.
https://action-flix.com/2020/06/05/money...r-in-july/

"The plot follows Jack Reese (Copeland), a professional thief who’s $40 million in debt. Underworld kingpin Darius Emmanuel Grouch (Kelsey Grammer) offers to forgive his debt if Reese will commit one final heist – rob a futuristic airborne casino filled with the world’s most dangerous criminals. If he fails, his family’s lives are on the line."
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At this point, I freely concede I may have the Van Damme version of Stockholm Syndrome, but I absolutely loved SUDDEN DEATH...Powers Boothe is great as sorta-Hans Gruber in DIE HARD IN A HOCKEY RINK, and I loved how much of the action was built around the Penguins' arena at the time. Personally, I thought it was a blast!
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There's nothing wrong with enjoying Sudden Death; time has been really kind to the film.  There are so many positives and Boothe really elevates things.  

All three of Van Damme's collaboration with Peter Hyams have been fun.  

Despite the presence of Michael Jai White, I have no hope for the sequel/remake.

(06-06-2020, 11:44 PM)Felix Wrote: WWE's Edge and Thomas Jane have a new project.
https://action-flix.com/2020/06/05/money...r-in-july/

Looks like a load of crap.  That poster is horrific.  

I actually like Copeland.  He was great in his Vikings role, which required him to do a fair bit with limited screen time. His look matched perfectly with the series, though.  Here it will look a little odd for a tough guy running around with a man-bun.  Let it flow like you did in the wrestling ring.
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Pour one out for...
   
I'm not Avery.
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RIP, Kurt. Thank God you found that well with pommels in Parmistan.

Watched BROKEN ARROW for the first time in 20 something years earlier... underrated! Lots of Woo-y action, and Travolta is at his hammiest (a compliment).
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GYMKATA: One of the most outrageously fun Action movies of all time. RIP, indeed.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Q: FORTRESS or NO ESCAPE?

I'm watching Stuart Gordan's flick and I think I've always way undervalued it.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Yeah I always put No Escape ahead - watching it again in quarantine, it’s still as awesome as ever - but revisiting Fortress changed my tune. One of the only really good examples of a movie that successfully channeled Verhoeven.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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I can see what you're saying with the Verhoeven connection, but Fortress also feels very much like a Stuart Gordon film to me.

Both No Escape and Fortress have awesome casts. You'd be lucky to have a cast half as good in an action film today.
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