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For the most part it looked practical. There are definitely shots with digital blood on display but by in large they went old-fashioned. There isn't the nuance in THE MERECENARY that Johnson displayed in ACCIDENT MAN or THE DEBT COLLECTOR, this one is strictly by-the-book "One man army" stuff and on that level it takes care of business.
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Just learned that HIGHLANDER THE SERIES's Stan Kirsch has passed away at 51 due to suicide.

What a shock. I grew up watching that show. Some great sword fights and story lines. It's helped that Adrian Paul is a natural martial artist and swordsman.
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(01-12-2020, 10:56 PM)Felix Wrote: Is the action any good?

Decent action, but nothing you haven't seen before.  Sorry, I forgot about the film (and my post) a mere two hours after having watched it.  Sober!
Giving money to the studio that keeps enabling Adam Sandler is morally equivalent to Satanic kitten rape orgies. - Hypnotoad
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John Wick - The Continental slated in 2021 for now.
https://deadline.com/2020/01/john-wick-t...202830779/
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Well, the reviews for BAD BOYS FOR LIFE are coming in and they're... mainly good?

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bad_boys_for_life/
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Trailer for new action sensation Daniel Radcliff in GUNS AKIMBO:



Has a CRANK meets SHOOT 'EM UP vibe to it. These overly-zany action flicks are hard to pull off but maybe this one is up to the task.
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For anyone interested, William Kaufman's latest, The Brave, just showed up on Netflix Instant.

Louis Mandylor and Armand Assante are in it.
“That which doesn't kill you wasn't done right.”—Khaya Dlanga
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Cool. I liked that one. Good shot to see Mandylor front and center as a lead. 

Hope Kaufman gets something else cooking here in the near future.
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(01-15-2020, 04:56 PM)Alt-molt Wrote: Well, the reviews for BAD BOYS FOR LIFE are coming in and they're... mainly good?

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bad_boys_for_life/


This makes it sound a lot more interesting than I expected: 
https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2020/01/15/...t-have-fun

This is because directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are extremely competent action stylists, trading in Michael Bay’s sun-soaked pastiche for the neon hues of Miami nightlife. They expertly stage hand-to-hand combat, gunfights, car chases, and yes, explosions with an enticing grasp on momentum, geography, and comedic timing. It feels more inspired by Asian action cinema than Bay’s oeuvre, but the stylistic shift is subtle enough that it’s in keeping with the old while still kicking ass like something new.
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Fat Donnie Yen to the rescue.


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(Yesterday, 05:02 PM)Shreds Wrote:
(01-15-2020, 04:56 PM)Alt-molt Wrote: Well, the reviews for BAD BOYS FOR LIFE are coming in and they're... mainly good?

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bad_boys_for_life/


This makes it sound a lot more interesting than I expected: 
https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2020/01/15/...t-have-fun

This is because directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are extremely competent action stylists, trading in Michael Bay’s sun-soaked pastiche for the neon hues of Miami nightlife. They expertly stage hand-to-hand combat, gunfights, car chases, and yes, explosions with an enticing grasp on momentum, geography, and comedic timing. It feels more inspired by Asian action cinema than Bay’s oeuvre, but the stylistic shift is subtle enough that it’s in keeping with the old while still kicking ass like something new.

Tough to gauge the reviews for this movie because a lot of them come with an attitude of "It's been 17 years since the awful BAD BOYS 2..." and at that point I tune out whatever else they have to say.

Looking forward to seeing BBFL though, even if it's not as insane as part 2 a solid throwback buddy cop flick would be just fine by me.
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Yeah, there's a real appeal to me for an old school big budget action flick that's not a superhero film. We don't get that many of them any more.
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Just tell Bruce they've got a great lunch cart.

Quote:“Moonfall” centers on a mysterious force knocking the moon from its orbit around Earth, which sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. In response, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space to land on the lunar surface and save Earth from annihilation.

https://variety.com/2020/film/asia/huayi...203469083/
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