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if you find yourself saying "it was kinda dumb but i liked it anyway.." after seeing a movie it probably belongs here.

vengeance/revenge seems to be 8 out of 10 action movies these days. it's the tookening of hollywood.

anyway, i watched a movie called THE TAKE last night which actually turns out to be a movie called BASTILLE DAY but americans don't know what a bastille is. other than american RUSH fans. it was kinda dumb but i liked it anyway. i like idris elba as badass. i don't really know richard madden because i haven't watched game of thrones but he was fine as a plucky american pickpocket. in real life he is from Elderslie, Renfrewshire.

i also started watching MECHANIC:RESURRECTION last night but i fell asleep. i'll get back to it.

i tried to watch a movie where scott eastwood steals a vintage ferrari but it was so bad my 12 year old kid didn't even want to watch it and he's 12 and in love with "supercars"! so, don't watch that one.

also, i finally saw JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 and i didn't love it. but i didn't hate it. but i do kinda get why people like the idea of a fancy world-wide secret society of bad people who follow certain RULES. people are drawn to rules for some reason. and protocol. and ceremony. just ask game of thrones.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I showed the trailer for this one to my wife and she refused to watch it with me, but I'll get around to it.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:41 (one year ago) Permalink

During the first half of THE HOLLOW POINT I kept wondering why this movie isn't as well known as NO COUNTRY or HELL AND HIGH WATER -
- but the second half answered that question very thoroughly. McShane and Belushi are having fun, though.

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:02 (one year ago) Permalink

i really liked THE EQUALIZER. one of my fave t.v. shows back in the day so it's my kinda movie adaptation. wish the old show was on hulu. and i'm glad there will be a sequel to the movie. be kind of a waste of the title to NOT have an EQUALIZER II. i do love antoine fuqua. it's a stately vengeance movie. it might not be up there with the Fuqua fineness of TRAINING DAY, TEARS OF THE SUN, SHOOTER, BROOKLYN'S FINEST, or OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, but it's a good one. i could have watched it all day. bask in denzel as indestructible violence hero.

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

John Wick isn't about rules it's about gun kata

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Both films totally drag when they get too into the "worldbuilding" of assassin club at the expense of action

scrüt (wins), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

i tried to watch HITMAN:AGENT 47 yesterday but i just didn't have it in me...

i might have still been a little too WICKed out.

scott seward, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

looking forward. loved the books. someone will probably start a thread for it and there will be highfalutin' talk on there. until then...

scott seward, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

The Equalizer, is it ... graphic?

mick signals, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:09 (one year ago) Permalink

most of the violence is of the super-fast modern action variety. people get shot really fast and bloodlessly. but there are a couple of gruesome moments.

scott seward, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks. That bloody hammer he's cleaning above I'll guess is from one of the latter.

mick signals, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:15 (one year ago) Permalink

actually, its an off camera hammer beatdown! i know, what are the odds?

scott seward, Friday, 9 February 2018 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

denzel’s equalizer movies are bad and stupid but i kinda... love em anyway?

crispy fun in a bun (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 2 December 2018 13:05 (two months ago) Permalink

They have excellent villains, is the thing.
As does Small Town Crime, which channels the late Elmore Leonard better than most other movies:

maximum waste and minimum joy (oder doch?), Sunday, 2 December 2018 13:50 (two months ago) Permalink

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