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  • Birthday 01/14/1982

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  1. massa_yoda

    Shaw Brothers on Blu-ray

    I’m unfamiliar with this movie. Is it any good?
  2. I just brought this movie up in the best/worst of the decade thread. I love this action-packed mess of a film. Andy On making coffee is brilliant. I will die on this hill.
  3. Yeah me too. This list is surprised me. I feel like they are very generous with the Thai films like Ong Bak 3 and Vengeance of an Assassin, two films whose fight scenes I don’t even remember, and then put the above two movies, which have legitimate standout moments, on the worst list. Weird. Though I’ll give em props for recognizing Bad Blood. Not a popular (or much discussed) film, but it’s freaking fantastic. And I don’t care what anyone says, I could watch Andy On make coffee all day...
  4. It is the best of the new trilogy to me, but only because I don’t think very highly of the first two. The Force Awakens is a remake of a New Hope, so it never really did much for me. The Last Jedi has plot problems and takes theme over character. That’s to say, they had to make the characters really stupid in order to get their message across about the definition of heroism. The Rise of Skywalker didn’t even attempt a theme like TLJ (there wasn’t time), but it’s very entertaining from beginning to end and it tries to give everyone what they want. It worked for me. Very strong emotional moments and huge action set pieces. However... Of the new movies that have come out since the Disney take over, Rogue One still reigns supreme.
  5. Interesting. Last time I watched this I loved it. The humor, the action, everything. Maybe I should give it another look to see if my opinion changes.
  6. I also gave Mr Nice Guy a rewatch thanks to the new extended cut BD. Much better than I remembered. The fight scene at the construction site is truly great and as a fight finale it’s certainly better than anything Jackie accomplished with Stanley Tong in that period. Though Tong was a better Director than Sammo in the 90s. Still don’t like the choppy slo-mo stuff and the acting is pretty cringe. I should also mention the unconventional final boss fight with Jackie’s arms and legs being held back by ropes. I know people felt short changed because it wasn’t a “true” fight scene vs Norton, but I thought it was clever how Jackie still managed to get the upper hand even in the most unfair of circumstances. Cool stuff. As for the “actual” ending of the movie, I like the idea of destroying a neat freak’s home with the same vehicle he used to bury people in the dirt at the beginning, but for a Jackie Chan movie it’s obviously not the best move. To me, the movie is already over at this point, so it’s just sort of a coda or palate cleanser.
  7. Yeah, I still like it. In fact I probably appreciate it more now than I did in 2008. Jackie and Jet did a great job together. Good homages, good chemistry, great cinematography and enjoyable fights. This is definitely one to revisit.
  8. SITES as well. Like the zero to hero story a little better and it’s a tad more serious.
  9. Siskel and Ebert are who introduced me to Jackie in the first place with their recommendation of Rumble a couple years previous. I kinda remember their review of this one...it was thumbs up right? Anyway, this is far from my favorite JC movie, but an extended cut on Blu-ray is a must own.
  10. I’m a fan of Four Riders and knowing this disk is extended makes it all the more appealing. I should really get this...
  11. Yeah this show has some problems. The mythos wasn’t very well explained and I’m still not quite sure I understood why certain things happened. The dialogue at times was atrocious. Example from the last episode: Lewis Tan: (laughing) Iko: what’s so funny? Tan: Just thinking of the time at school when kids called you jungle rat Iko: you told them to say that Tan: well, I’m not laughing anymore Dude, you were literally just laughing 15 seconds ago. I know he meant he wasn’t laughing at Iko anymore, but what a stupid way to make that point. When you say you aren’t laughing anymore, don’t start the convo by laughing. IMO. Something else disappointing, they introduce the awesome Summer Glau in episode 9 and hardly use her. She gets a brief fight in the finale, but it’s a horribly edited mess. Summer has a background as a dancer and she showed in Serenity that she can learn fight choreography. I would have loved to have seen more of her. JuJu Chan was great, but she didn’t get as much screen time as I had hoped. Maybe if I get drunk enough some day, I’ll ask the barber to give me the JuJu haircut and see what happens. Anywho, Iko is great and I thought his fight scenes were mostly quite good. In the end, I’m glad he did this and I hope it leads to more opportunities.
  12. It’s true, Annabelle Creation is much more interesting. I thought The Nun was pretty decent too,
  13. I also want to point out that this is directed by Star Trek alumni Roxann Dawson. She’s directed a lot of television and is very talented. I hope this opens up more opportunities for her to do more movies. I haven’t seen it yet, but I certainly plan to. Oh yeah, I forgot Luke Cage was in this. Nice.
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