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Wed May 12, 2010 7:20 pm

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Remember when Segal and Van Dam made horrible action movies that were ok as a kid, but as you grew up they sucked?
Well, it appears they still made ridiculous action films like that - I only watched it as I am hours away from going to Bangkok.
Terrible stuff - 4/10
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Wed May 12, 2010 8:13 pm

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Remember when Segal and Van Dam made horrible action movies that were ok as a kid, but as you grew up they sucked?
Well, it appears they still made ridiculous action films like that - I only watched it as I am hours away from going to Bangkok.
Terrible stuff - 4/10
I refuse to believe that any Van Damme movie ever sucked. Except Knock-Off. And every direct-to-video release. And Double Team with Dennis Rodman, not be confused with Double Impact, which rocked the house.

Also, if anyone here listens to John Prine, his song 'Paradise' was the inspiration for the Steven Seagal flick Fire Down Below.
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Fri May 14, 2010 11:52 am

Ironically I landed in Bangkok 24 hours ago.

Just in time for the fun to begin
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"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Long and Swedish...like my women. Pretty well done- solid acting and beautifully shot. A little too much side plot for me, and not so earth shatteringly suspenseful as they say. It's more of a slow burn.
7/10.
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Fri May 14, 2010 2:18 pm

MattTheCraw wrote:Ironically I landed in Bangkok 24 hours ago.

Just in time for the fun to begin
I loved the original 1999 version of Bangkok Dangerous (dir Danny Pang). Never saw the remake (I just know i won't like it)

I will be landing in Sao Paulo, Brazil in about 19 hours :)


Here are a few movies I've seen over the past week. Recommended (if you share my taste in movies).............

night on earth (1991, dir Jim Jarmusch). Grade: A-
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blood and black lace (1964, dir Mario Bavo). Grade: A
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ran (1985, dir Akira Kurosawa) Grade: A
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rififi (1954, dir Jules Dassin ) Grade: A
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dread (2009) (dir Anthony DiBlasi). Grade: B
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Fri May 14, 2010 5:08 pm

I re-watched Iron Man this week in prep for seeing 2. Still a very fun flick.

Also re-watched Anchorman. Good god does this hold up. Still hilarious on the 50th viewing.

ALSO watched a few episodes of "The Mighty Boosh" Pretty funny show :clap:
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Fri May 14, 2010 7:22 pm

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"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Long and Swedish...like my women. Pretty well done- solid acting and beautifully shot. A little too much side plot for me, and not so earth shatteringly suspenseful as they say. It's more of a slow burn.
7/10.
Yup. That's exactly how I felt.
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Fri May 14, 2010 9:12 pm

Iron Man 2: spoilers
Call me a purist but I don't care about a guy in an indestructible suit breaking stuff, much less two guys in indestructible suits punching each other. There's just nothing to worry about; especially when there is apparently a rule in Hollywood against any collateral damage from all this violent action. Clearly this is over thinking it, but how the hell did all those drones manage not to kill a single person when that was supposedly the sole purpose of the bad guy's revenge plot? I dunno, Babs. But I do know this- all that visual porn and no nudity is a goddam waste of my time. They've essentially castrated the action movie.
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Tue May 18, 2010 2:59 am

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In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) and Andreas Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas) face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. As the men make the treacherous climb, journalist Luise (Johanna Wokalek) -- Toni's childhood love -- covers the biggest story of her career. Philipp Stölzl helms this drama based on a true story.

I am a climber for over 20 years now. This is by FAR the best climbing movie I have ever seen.
I stood up and CHEERED when Andreas completes the Infamous, "Hinterstoisser Traverse"!!!

Man I am telling ya those cats were HARD Motherdrymounters
NO belay plates, rappel devices, decent clothes, HEMP rope....on and on!

For good reading on the Eiger check out ‘The White Spider’ by Heinrich Harrer, same author as Seven Years in Tibet.
It was one of the first books I read on climbing and is maybe the reason I took Climbing so far, and for so long.

This film is more realistic than any other climbing film out there and I give it a 10/10

German/Subtitles - Streamable on Netflix
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Tue May 18, 2010 8:35 am

That was a hair-raising flick^^
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Wed May 19, 2010 7:56 am

It was SO good I just ordered it for my personal stash.
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Wed May 19, 2010 8:15 am

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Enjoyed it - Very Solid as you'd expect from the cast & director - not the greatest movie ever, but good 2+ hr entertainment - 7/10

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Pretty much what you expect - ala other Michael Bay cash machines - 5/10
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Wed May 19, 2010 8:16 am

This one is pretty hairy too, Tapecat... more of a a head trip.
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Wed May 19, 2010 8:42 am

I really enjoyed that one too.

BUT

If you want the real SUPER INTENSE mountain experience check this!

"Touching the Void"
This film describes the true story of a climbing accident in South America in 1985, using dramatisation with voice-overs and interview excerpts from the three British men who were actually involved. It may sound boring, but I cannot stress this enough: this film is much more tense, and nail-bitingly gripping, than any Hollywood action movie - because you know that everything you're seeing and hearing really did happen to these guys.

The story itself is incredible. It will redefine for you the capabilities of the human mind and body. There is action, sadness, hope, and even brilliant humour in places.

Please go and see this film; you won't regret it.
Oh and BTW there was a LOT of talk about this being made into a standard movie instead of the docudrama.......They were gonna have Tom Cruise :vomit: ..Thank GAWD they went docudrama with the actual guys!
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Wed May 19, 2010 10:19 am

Been meaning to see that one, too. On it.
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