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Title: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 09, 2013, 05:25:23 AM
The tremendous success of The Expendables and the sequel is what inspired me to start a thread on this topic.  I enjoyed the both of them very much and they're amongst my favorite of the genre.  I'm looking forward to the latest sequel and I'd love to see Eastwood in it, even briefly as was Norris was in the first sequel.

I've loved action movies for as long as I can remember.  Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and James Cagney are favorites that have done some great action movies throughout their careers.  This topic is open to all who wish to participate, whether you love this kind of entertainment as I do or even just a little or somewhere in between. 

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Title: Re: Action Movies!
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 10, 2013, 12:58:15 PM
Great Topic!  I also enjoyed both Expendables movies.  As far as genres go I actually like Westerns, Comedies, and then Action is my third favorite.  But I do like action movies alot and Westerns actually fit in with action genre anyways.  I also would like to see Eastwood in Expendables 3.  I think it would be great even if it was in a small role.  Alot of people arent for him doing it.  Because they say its a bad way for him to end his acting career on and the fact he would'nt be the top dog.  But I actually believe that Eastwood is not done acting yet.  While it would have to be a special role for him I think that he will act in at least one more movie starring role before its all said and done.  But even if Expendables 3 was his last acting role for me that would'nt be so bad.  And I don't really think Clint thinks about that kind of stuff too much.  He's the type of person if he likes it and wants to do it then he's going to do it regardless if it's popular or not.  So I don't think he's thinking about how he should end his acting career.  Some of my favorite action movie stars are:  Stallone, Swartznegger, Norris, Van Damme, and of course the man himself Eastwood!
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 10, 2013, 11:48:48 PM
Thanks, Rawhide7.  Glad you like this topic.  I agree with what you've said about Eastwood being in Expendables 3.  It wouldn't be a horrible career move.  It would certainly be better than what he'd done in Casper!  I read somewhere that he was approached to appear in a cameo in Bruce Almighty but was unable to.  Not that Jim Carrey didn't do a great Eastwood impression for the scene, but it would've been great to see Clint appear in that film. 

I amended the title because there's a lot of great action tv shows and thought it'd be great to include those as well.  Some classics that come to mind for me when I was a kid are The Rookies, Mannix and The Six Million Dollar Man.  I've been watching the classic Hawaii Five-O series lately and love it!  Jack Lord, James MacArthur and the rest of the cast did a great job together on that show.  One thing that stands out in that show is the size of the cars they drove back then!  Right now, the episodes from 1973-74 are what's showing.  I love the opening credits where the camera comes in from far away to a close up of Jack Lord, one of the best opening sequenes I've ever seen for any program. 

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A couple of interesting notes about Jack Lord:  He was offered the role of the new Captain on Star Trek but turned it down, which is how Shatner wound up with the role.  I'm glad for that, because Lord fits the role of McGarrett perfectly, as did Shatner did as Kirk.
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According to William Shatner, in 1966, Gene Roddenberry offered Lord the role of Captain Kirk on Star Trek, to replace Jeffrey Hunter whose wife was making too many demands. Lord asked for 50 percent ownership of the show, so Roddenberry offered the role to Shatner.
Source: Wikipedia/Jack Lord (http://:D :Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Lord)

Also, he apparently had a brief friendship with none other than The King.  You can read more about that here:  Elvis Presley Appreciation Thread (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=5407.msg211552#msg211552)

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 15, 2013, 12:26:14 PM
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I enjoyed watching the Indiana Jones films recently. All were very entertaining. I missed the first two on the big screen.  My favorite is The Last Crusade. There's a good deal of action and just enough humor. I loved seeing Sean Connery as Indy's dad.  As for the latest sequel, I got a kick out of hearing Elvis singing Hound Dog at the beginning.  I picked up on that telling the audience a good deal of time had passed between this and the previous sequel.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark is very good, too, very close to The Last Crusade for me.  I did find Temple Of Doom and Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull entertaining, but not quite as much.


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I've heard of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, but never had the desire to watch.

Like the Star Wars films, the Indiana Jones series is a great series for fans to own.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: AKA23 on April 15, 2013, 12:43:53 PM
I'm not a huge fan of the action genre, but one that springs to mind immediately is "The Rock." I think it's one of the best of its type. The acting by Sean Connery and Ed Harris were great, and the plot is a bit more substantial than is typical in the genre. I don't know if this is considered action or not, but "The Rockford Files" is one of my favorite TV series, and I think, like "The Rock," it's among the best of its type.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 15, 2013, 03:18:58 PM
I was just talking about The Rock the other day with my wife's brother.  Great movie!  Another fantastic appearance by Sean Connery.  I remember The Rockford Files from tv when I was a kid.  I don't think I ever sat through an entire episode but did enjoy the snippets I caught.  Garner's portrayal seemed to be very good and likeable.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 17, 2013, 09:12:05 AM
I'm planning on watching all of my Indiana Jones movies in the coming weeks.  I've got the complete dvd set of the first three and I bought The Crystal Skull seperately so I could complete the set.  The set was given to me for Christmas several yrs ago and I didnt see any need in buying the new dvd set with the new movie in it.  So I just bought the crystal skull separately to complete the set.  My favorite one also was The Last Crusade and then Raiders of the lost ark.  Very entertaining movies that I look forward to watching once every yr!
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 17, 2013, 09:24:53 AM
That's interesting, Rawhide7.  I remember owning the 3VHS tape set years ago.  I think my wife, Diana & I watched them once.  We got rid of most of our VHS years ago.  What's funny is I only recently came across the Indy 4-dvd set at home.  I'd forgotten that I had given it to my wife for Christmas!  I'm glad to have had the opportunity to watch them all before returning to work (not happy about the circumstances, but hey, c'est la vie).

According to IMDB, "Indiana Jones 5" (as it's being referred to) has been "announced".  Not sure that really means anything but here's the link:  Harrison Ford/IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000148/?ref_=sr_1)

Contradicting this is a statement on Wikipedia (for what that's worth): that a sequel is not "up and running" due to there being no writer on the project. 
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In July 2012, Frank Marshall indicated that the film was unlikely to be announced in the near future, saying: "I don't know if it's definitely not happening, but it's not up and running... It's not on until there is a writer on the project. There is no writer on Indy."
  Source:  Indiana Jones Franchise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones_franchise#Future) 

Wow, I almost forgot!  Diana and I went to Disney for our first vacation together when we were dating.  I got to take part as an extra in the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular!  What fun that was.  I'll have to see if I can dig out any photos from that day.  Below is an image from Wikipedia.


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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 17, 2013, 10:47:35 AM
Wow that is pretty cool!  Ya I was given the dvd set for Christmas several yrs ago back before they made the crystal skull.  So my dvd set includes the three films only.  I would love to have the new dvd complete set with all four films because I think that set also includes a ton of bonus features.  But I just decided to buy the crystal skull separately because I didnt want to spend all that money on the newer dvd set for only one movie, since I already have all the others.  Plus like you mentioned they may be coming out with a fifth one, and if they do then I may then get the new dvd set with all five movies if its not too expensive!
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Christopher on April 17, 2013, 06:32:43 PM
I've been enjoying some martial arts movies. Several weeks back, I watched the Ip Man movies on Netflix, and I've been catching some fun Jackie Chan movies.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 18, 2013, 05:35:50 AM
I love watching Bruce Lee in action!   Great stuff.  I remember not liking Jackie Chan at first, making the assumption he was a Lee wannabe.  Gladly, I learned how wrong I was and enjoy a lot of Chan material.

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I came across this image and supposedly it's Bruce Lee & Jackie Chan doing battle in Enter The Dragon.  I read on WIkipedia that he worked as a stuntman on this film and Fist Of Fury.

It's difficult to make out Chan in these images, if it is him.  These are what I came up with when searching the web:

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Christopher on April 18, 2013, 06:18:45 AM
I watched Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie the other night, and they mentioned that about Chan being in Enter the Dragon and they showed one of the film stills.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 23, 2013, 06:06:22 PM
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I enjoyed watching the Indiana Jones films recently. All were very entertaining. I missed the first two on the big screen.  My favorite is The Last Crusade. There's a good deal of action and just enough humor. I loved seeing Sean Connery as Indy's dad.  As for the latest sequel, I got a kick out of hearing Elvis singing Hound Dog at the beginning.  I picked up on that telling the audience a good deal of time had passed between this and the previous sequel.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark is very good, too, very close to The Last Crusade for me.  I did find Temple Of Doom and Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull entertaining, but not quite as much.


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I've heard of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, but never had the desire to watch.

Like the Star Wars films, the Indiana Jones series is a great series for fans to own.

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I'm actually in the middle of watching all my Indiana Jones movies.  I watched Raiders of the lost ark the other night, and watched temple of the doom last night.  And I am planning on watching The last Crusade tonight and then the crystal skull tomorrow night.  I'm like you Jed, The last crusade is my favorite followed closely by raiders of the lost ark.  Those two are the best out of the set for sure!  And Temple of the doom and the crystal skull like you said are also very entertaining but not quite at the level of the other two.  Temple of the doom and the crystal skull have very good parts that I like alot but there is also some down boring parts as well.  With The lost Ark and the last crusade I pretty much like both of them throughout.  I'ts funny thinking back about the Indiana Jones movies.  They originally offered the part to Tom Selleck who turned it down because he was in the middle of filming Magnum P.I. which is one of my favorite tv shows.  If Selleck would have taken the Indiana Jones role then that would have ended the Magnum P.I. series early and for me it would have ruined Magnum P.I. altogether.  And actually I think Tom Selleck would have been great as Indiana Jones and done a very good job and it would still be a success.  And it would have skyrocketed Sellecks career.  But for me Harrison Ford was the best person for that particular role.  I just think Selleck would have been good just not quite as good as Harrison Ford.  As it turned out Selleck stayed with Magnum P.I. and it continued to be an extremely popular high rated show,  And Harrison Ford became a superstar with playing Indiana Jones.  So I feel like everything worked out perfectly.  The best actor for the role of Indiana Jones played it, and Magnum P.I. was able to finish there popular show.


Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 24, 2013, 07:00:01 AM
I agree, Rawhide 7.  It's like I'd said earlier, I'm glad things worked out the way they did for Star Trek.  Jack Lord turned down the role of Captain Kirk, which went to the perfect actor for that role, William Shatner.  Lord was perfect as McGarrett in the original Hawaii Five-O.

"Book 'em, Jimbo."

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"Uh, where's 'Danno'?"

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 27, 2013, 10:20:22 AM
Some action movies I recently had the opportunity to watch over the past week.  The last one I just watched last night.  The others in Maine at my wife's brother's last weekend.  It was nice to get away, help out a little bit and relax after my first week back to work after having been out 3 weeks.  I'd worked well over 40 hours and the rest helped.


Coronado (2003)

This was okay, nothing special.  Entertaining enough, but seemed to drag at times but still held my attention throughout.  I recognized Clayton Rohner after a few minutes and thought, "Whatever happened to THAT actor?"  I remember him in the comedy Just One Of The Guys, which I liked.

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Harry Brown (2010)

Seeing Michael Caine in this makes me want to see Clint return as Dirty Harry!  This could easily be disregarded as a British Death Wish wannabe, but it's definitely better than that.  Caine was very enjoyable and convincing in this role and I recommend this action movie to all of his fans.

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Wanted (2008)

This one I loved.  Not just because Angelina Jolie stars in it, but because it's just an over the top action adventure film that I enjoyed immensely.  I recall my negative reaction to one of the scenes shown in the ad on television and it was easy to disregard the movie at that point.  This is definitely one of those "suspense of disbelief" types of entertainment, but the action is great and even some very funny moments. 

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Dredd (2012)

I like this one, but kind of reminded me of Robocop.  That's not necessarily a bad thing, this movie was good and had plenty of action.  I was sorely disappointed at Sylvester Stallone's Judge Dredd movie so this one more than makes up for that.  Karl Urban was good in the title role and he does a good original series' Dr. "Bones" McCoy in the last Star Trek film (of which a sequel is due next month).  I've also seen Urban in a movie called Pathfinder.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on May 01, 2013, 01:40:19 PM
Speaking of action movies, I watched all four Rambo movies over the last few days.  The Rambo movies are some of my favorite action movies.  And Sylvester Stallone along with Clint are two of my favorite actors.  What do you think of the Rambo movies Jed?
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 01, 2013, 02:09:23 PM
Speaking of action movies, I watched all four Rambo movies over the last few days.  The Rambo movies are some of my favorite action movies.  And Sylvester Stallone along with Clint are two of my favorite actors.  What do you think of the Rambo movies Jed?

First, for the hell of it and just to nitpick, what's up with the titles?  Seems like the last 2 are out of sequence!  Rambo III and then Rambo?  Rambo II was subtitled First Blood: Part II.  Ah, who cares, that's Hollywood for ya, right?

My impression of First Blood upon seeing it on the big screen was that I wasn't impressed.  It seemed boring.  The first sequel was awesome at the time it came out!  I don't enjoy it as much anymore but it's still fun to watch.  The third one was okay, but the excitement wasn't there for me like it was for the previous installment.  After being absent for many years, like Rocky, I made it a point to see Rambo and I enjoyed it.  I didn't think it was great but by comparison, it was far better than  Schwarzenegger's film, Collateral Damage.  I've since seen First Blood not once but a few times on television without commercial interruption and have a new appreciation for it.  Stallone isn't known for his acting but I think he did very well in the final scene, talking about his time in Vietnam; the loss of friends and how the experience affected him.  As far as storytelling goes, it's the best of the series but Rambo: First Blood Part II will probably always be my favorite.  It brings back memories because at the time, I was an usher for National Amusements for their Showcase Cinemas in Revere.  A bunch of us ushers were standing around waiting for the final movie trailers to end to queue up the Jimmy Fund ad which would begin our collecting for the fundraiser.  Well, what comes on but the ad for Rocky IV and all of the patrons went nuts!  First, you've got Stallone fans there for a killer Rambo sequel and then they sit through a fantastic, high-velocity promo for his next Rocky film!  Man, did it get loud!  We weren't sure we were even going to go through with the collection, but we did and I'm happy to report their were no casualties  ;D

It'd be interesting to see another Rambo movie, in light of Stallone's comments regarding on how to handle it. 

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On February 7, 2012, Sean Hood offered an update saying "Rambo 5 on hold as Sly finishes Expendables 2. He hasn't decided if R5 will be an "Unforgiven" or a "passing of the torch".  Meanwhile Stallone confirmed a fifth installment, saying this one would be the last one.  On March 6, 2012 Stallone said "I’m dying to do another Rambo. He’s in Arizona on the border. It will involve him going into Mexico."

Source:  Wikipedia/Rambo "Fifth Film" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambo_(film_series)#Fifth_film)

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 06, 2013, 09:11:20 AM
I had the opportunity to watch this recently.  It took two viewings, but that’s not bad considering there are times it takes more!  There are times it may take me 4-5 different sittings to get through an entire film.  To quote John Lennon, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”, from his Double Fantasy album, the song Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy). 

So, I enjoyed this film very much.  It’s been years since I’ve seen the first one and I can hardly recall it.  I do believe I liked it, though.  I’ve only seen snippets of the first sequel.  I remember seeing a cameo by Michael Jackson that I thought was silly and needless.  This movie was very entertaining and Josh Brolin was a great addition, pinning down a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones’ character very convincingly.  I could easily sit through another viewing of Men In Black III without being bored and I’m now interested in watching the first one again and checking out the second.   

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Christopher on May 15, 2013, 01:04:02 PM
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I watched Jackie Chan's Police Story last night for the first time, but I'd be tempted to go ahead and say it's one of the best action movies I've seen. O0 Chan's performance is wonderful, going from hilarious to dramatic. And like so many of Chan's fight scenes, they're always a lot of fun to watch but also seem very brutal. Not brutal in that they're really graphic, but just that they look so painful and exhausting.

I watched the English dubbed version, but I'm glad my DVD has the original version on it, because I think dubbings can take something away from the actor's performance.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 21, 2013, 12:15:30 PM
I watched Jackie Chan's Police Story last night for the first time, but I'd be tempted to go ahead and say it's one of the best action movies I've seen. O0 Chan's performance is wonderful, going from hilarious to dramatic. And like so many of Chan's fight scenes, they're always a lot of fun to watch but also seem very brutal. Not brutal in that they're really graphic, but just that they look so painful and exhausting.

I watched the English dubbed version, but I'm glad my DVD has the original version on it, because I think dubbings can take something away from the actor's performance.

It's been quite some time since I've seen Police Story but I did enjoy it.  I'd like to see it again sometime soon.  I've seen a handful of Jackie Chan movies and he's a great action star.  I like that he throws some comedy in the mix, too.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 21, 2013, 12:21:06 PM
I took time out last Friday to see Iron Man 3.  I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as entertaining as the first two.  This seems to be a trend with Marvel superhero movies, because I felt the same way with the third Spider Man and X-Men films as well.  Perhaps it’s just as well a third Fantastic Four movie wasn’t made but I would’ve been just as interested in seeing that, too.  I’d still like to see a third installment in that series but it’s probably not going to happen or if so, probably with a new cast which would be a shame because I thought the actors in the first two were very good.  It's interesting to note that Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch also went on to play Captain America.

Back to Iron Man 3.  The first in this series is still the best and I very much liked the first sequel.  This one was just okay.  I'm hoping for a better sequel the next time and looking forward to seeing this character in another Avengers film. 

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 30, 2013, 09:34:15 AM
Navy Seals and Out For Justice.  I've seen these before, when they first came out years ago.  I enjoyed watching them again, bad as the acting is in Navy Seals.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 30, 2013, 10:14:07 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness was great!  Man, I want to see this on IMAX!  I didn't see it in 3D, either, but I like the poster.  Plenty of action!  I posted about the film here:

Star Trek Appreciation Thread (TOS only please) (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6259.msg212486#msg212486)

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 24, 2013, 07:16:11 AM
I saw this in 3D on IMAX the night it came out and enjoyed it very much.  Very good acting all around and plenty of action.  I'll admit, it's very heavy on the action but I can understand and respect all involved with this movie wanting to keep up with everything that's going on in that regard and even going a little further.  A little less action wouldn't have hurt this movie but after all is said and done, the ends justify the means.  I liked this movie so much I'm planning to return for another viewing with some of the same friends I'd seen it with the first time.  It's so refreshing to see this legendary comic book hero come to life again in a decent movie.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: AKA23 on June 24, 2013, 09:45:39 AM
Hey Jed. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this movie, since I know how much you were looking forward to it. As you know I did not, so I'd love to hear some more information about what I may have missed. I felt the script was very weak and often confusing, and that the actors, while competent in their roles, lacked character development. What about this movie was strong in your opinion?
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 24, 2013, 10:38:30 AM
Hey Jed. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this movie, since I know how much you were looking forward to it. As you know I did not, so I'd love to hear some more information about what I may have missed. I felt the script was very weak and often confusing, and that the actors, while competent in their roles, lacked character development.

Thank you, AKA23.  Sorry to hear you didn't like it but don't feel bad.  Your feelings about Man Of Steel mirror mine about Green Lantern and a slew of other superhero movies that I won't even bother listing.  At least the very good ones outnumber the disappointing ones.

What about this movie was strong in your opinion?

I thought the manner in which the story unfolded was very good, unlike Flags Of Our Fathers.  I’m using Eastwood’s film for point of reference because to me they are very similar in that regard, switching from present day to past and then back in order to give the big picture, so to speak.  In ‘Fathers’, I found this to be extremely annoying and would’ve rather it be done less or not at all because the subject matter is very interesting and I enjoyed reading the novel.  As for Man Of Steel, this method was very effective.  There was a lot of Krypton represented here and upon first hearing this little tidbit of information, wasn’t looking forward to it but found it interesting and enjoyable after all.  I see your point about the Lois/Superman connection but I don’t believe a love story is the intent here, unlike the first Christopher Reeve installment, where it was intended and very effective, especially when it came to the climax of that movie.  They can always get to them in sequels and I was satisfied with what they touched on in Man Of Steel with regards to their relationship.  I do feel there was a little too much action but that in no way affected my liking this film.  I felt the same way about Transformers 2 but enjoyed that as well.  Considering what Marvel put into their Avengers movie, I expected as much here.  We can probably thank James Cameron for the manner in which Jor-El travelled in one scene, via a dragon-like creature from Avatar but it wasn’t off putting or distracting to the point of annoyance.  No, I actually got a little chuckle out of that one.  By comparison, I recently viewed Superman Returns again and although I enjoyed it a little initially, I don’t see myself returning to it again because I now find it to be too long and boring.  The cinematography was nice and the special effects were very good but it just wasn’t an entertaining film.  As a matter of fact, I also feel the same way about that film as you do about this.  Man Of Steel, to me, was an entertaining film, enjoyable movie-going experience and I’m looking forward to seeing it again be it on the big screen or at home. 
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 02, 2013, 07:30:02 AM
Commando (1985)

Sad when compared to Stallone's mega-hit from the same year, Rambo: First Blood, Part II.  I came across this in Walmart recently and decided to borrow it from the library.  Definitely not worth owning but was curious to see it in it's entirety.  I remember liking Rae Dawn Chong in the comedy Soul Man and seeing Alyssa Milano shortly after this movie's release in the tv comedy with Tony Danza, Who's The Boss.  This one is pretty lame and even Schwarzenegger couldn't save it.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 02, 2013, 07:30:54 AM
Moscow Heat (2005)

Not bad.  I enjoyed watching the series of events unfold in this film starring Michael York, even though I'm not a big fan of his movies.  It's no secret Alexander Nevsky is a Schwarzenegger wannabe and Arnold is even mentioned at the conclusion of the movie.  Some campy acting but otherwise okay and the action was decent.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 02, 2013, 07:31:16 AM
Mad Max (1980)

I can't remember the last time I watched this one.  I do recall first seeing it on the big screen when I was a fresh, young teenager with a friend.  This was definitely different and a little weird.  Not as much as the sequels, of which I've only seen once.  This was at the beginning of Mel Gibson's career and I didn't make note of what he did until the Lethal Weapon series a handful of years later, of which I enjoyed very much save for the last one.  As for this one and it's series, I like them but don't think they're great.  Maybe I'll check out the sequels again sometime, now that I've watched Mad Max again recently.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 02, 2013, 07:40:54 AM
Ultraviolet (2006)

Man did I enjoy this one!  Not just because Milla Jovavich isn't hard on the eyes, but she's a great action movie star.  I've seen a couple of her Resident Evil movies and enjoyed them, too.  I think I like this one even more.  The story was very interesting and there was plenty of action to satisfy me.  I'd love to see a sequel.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: dane with no name on July 04, 2013, 09:09:37 AM
Watched Man of steel, and while it isn't without its flaws, I as a whole enjoyed it.

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The first 3/4 of the movie feels like a long dissection/discussion what Superman represents and should be while his (new) origin story is told in flashbacks, with some plotholes/points sprinkeled around on a regular basis.
  The actors do a good job, considering the screentime they have, and especially Amy Adams' Lois Lane receives a much needed boost in both sassyness, inteligence and character, compared to Margot Kidders' Lois from the old movie series. (Margot Kidders' Lois is a Pulitzer prize winner?! Yeah right... With Amy Adams, I actually considered it a possibility)

 Henry Cavill still stands in the shadow of Christopher Reeves, but I can definetly see him stepping out of the shadow into the sun, with a sequel that hopefully'll show a more mature, nuanced and experienced Superman. 
The performance/character of General Zod doesn't even remotely look like Terence Stamps' iconic performance as the deliciously arrogant General Zod, here, but Michael Shannon does a excellent job portraying Zod as a fascist militant kryptonian engine of war, without any free will, and the polar opposite of Superman. It is not as much a battle for the fate of the world as it is a battle of principles between the two of them, with more than their very life hanging in their balance.
The pacing of the movie switch between slow and fast, perhaps too fast at times, which is why I think many people didn't like it. I even had a few problems with some of the sudden shifts that occured now and then, but upon a second viewing, most of it fell into place.
The lens flares/shaky cam that shows up several times in this movie was an annoyance upon the second viewing, but it somehow "makes sense" considering how inexperienced Superman is; building crash and crumble, planes and helicopters crash to the ground, and superpunches fly left and right. (I am probalby reading too much into the way MoS was shot, but I hope that we'll see less shaky cam/lens glares in the second movie, as a reflection of how much more experienced Superman has become.)
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Post by: Christopher on July 04, 2013, 10:15:05 AM
That Man of Steel poster is cracking me up, dane! I do believe that's been photoshopped! :2funny:
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 04, 2013, 10:19:54 AM
Haha, I like the new poster, Dane!  Too funny.  I agree about the shaky camera, something I hope disappears with the sequel if there is one.  I think there will be.  Funny thing is, if memory serves with the release of Superman Returns 7 years ago, there was a slew of reissues on dvd and Blu-ray of the Christopher Reeve series, including the Richard Donner cut of Superman II.  Not only that, but there was a great documentary on the biography channel and I think that's made it's way to dvd as well.  It appears the marketing has been focused only on the movie this time around, no extras.  I think with it's success that may change but on the other side of the same token, unless there's a slew of unreleased material, don't see the need for it.  Thanks, Dane, for your comments and insight about Man Of Steel.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Christopher on July 04, 2013, 10:25:35 AM
By the way, here's the page where that movie poster came from: http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_610_28-surprising-unseen-sides-famous-movie-posters/
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: dane with no name on July 05, 2013, 02:52:57 AM
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By the way, here's the page where that movie poster came from: http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_610_28-surprising-unseen-sides-famous-movie-posters/

A lot of really good ideas there, but no. 2 is simply hillarious  ;D I don't think I can ever look at the Skyfall poster the same way again.   O0

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Funny thing is, if memory serves with the release of Superman Returns 7 years ago, there was a slew of reissues on dvd and Blu-ray of the Christopher Reeve series, including the Richard Donner cut of Superman II.


Your memory serves you well. Superman Returns was written as a sequel to Superman II, which was why they released a lot of the old material, because they wanted to build on Donners movies...
That's a good and bad idea at the same time, because while you do have a solid foundation to build on, you also have some massive shoes to fill, and Superman returns clearly didn't cut it, in any way, shape or form.

So while I'm not overly fond of reboots, I can understand why they decided to start over, even if it meant leaving the iconic Superman theme by John Williams behind, because they needed to have as little as possible to do with the original movie series, even if it meant making some really odd choices. (Case in point; Papa Kents general attitude, and his death.  :idiot2:)     
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 05, 2013, 05:24:54 AM
I know what you mean about motion picture themes.  Jerry Goldsmith created a legendary score for the first Star Trek movie in 1979 that went on to be used time and again.  It definitely fit with the original and Next Gen cast movies.  I didn't care much for the new theme but found myself liking it a little upon hearing it at the opening of the latest Star Trek film, Into Darkness.  While it's lightyears (pun intended) away from Goldsmith's theme, it now seems to fit this new series and I enjoyed hearing it again.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 09, 2013, 07:22:45 AM
Batman Begins (2005) & The Dark Knight (2008)

I watched both of these again over the weekend.  They are definitely a major improvement over the last 2 in the previous series starring Val Kilmer and George Clooney as The Caped Crusader.  I liked Michael Keaton as Batman very much and was disappointed he didn’t return in subsequent sequels but maybe he knew something we didn’t.  I prefer Jack Nicholson as The Joker to Heath Ledger.  The former did so well he outshone Keaton, much like Eli Wallach did in the third Eastwood/Leone western trilogy.  I think it’s because Nicholson’s Joker was closer to Cesar Romero’s version from the 1960’s television program.  Romero’s portrayal made The Joker one of my favorite Batman villains.  Still, I enjoyed Ledger’s portrayal very much.  It’s hard to imagine what The Dark Knight may have been like without him.  Liam Neeson was very good in Batman Returns.  He’s one of those actors that can portray good and evil very convincingly, as he’s done over the years in various films.  I find these movies just a bit too long but the end product justifies the means.  They always prove to be entertaining and there’s plenty of action to whet the appetite. 


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Batman_Begins_Poster.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Dark_Knight.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 15, 2013, 06:24:41 AM
Salt (2010)

Angelina Jolie is definitely a very good action star.  She does a lot of her own stunts so much of the action scenes involving her come across as convincing.   I've only seen one of her Tomb Raider movies, so I'll have to revisit that and see the sequel.  This is the second time I've seen this film and I enjoyed it.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 15, 2013, 06:27:43 AM
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

This is the first time I've seen this since it first came out.  Still very enjoyable.  It’s always nice seeing familiar faces; Christian Bale as Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon.  Because of his face being covered plus his physique, I didn’t recognize Tom Hardy as Bane.  I realized later he also starred in the last TNG Star Trek movie, Nemesis.  I thought Bane did a great job.  I enjoyed Anne Hathaway’s portrayal as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, too.  A very nice addition was Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I’m hoping his character returns in sequels.I like the series and am hoping for more.  Each of these films are a bit long but overall I find them entertaining and much as a good job as Ledger did portraying The Joker in the previous installment, this is probably my favorite in the series.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 15, 2013, 06:46:56 AM
The Legend Of The Lone Ranger (1981)

Wow, talk about lame.  This is one of the most boring movies I've ever had the displeasure of viewing.  The recent film starring Johnny Depp piqued my curiosity in this film so I borrowed it from my library.  This is one of the most uninteresting, uninspiring movies I’ve ever watched.  It ranks right up there (or down, depending on your point of view) with Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  One word best sums up my view: boring.  I still plan on seeing the new film if not right away, then when it comes out on dvd.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on July 15, 2013, 10:51:07 PM
Hi Jed,

What do you think of the expendables movies both 1 and 2?  Do you like them?  I actually like both of them very much.  Lots of great action in both and of course it has awesome star power like no other movie has.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 16, 2013, 05:32:13 AM
Hi Jed,

What do you think of the expendables movies both 1 and 2?  Do you like them?  I actually like both of them very much.  Lots of great action in both and of course it has awesome star power like no other movie has.

Hey Rawhide 7,

It's the Expendables movies that inspired me to create this topic.  Go back to the first page to see more.  I agree with you and yes, I like them very much as well.  According to IMDB, a third installment is in the works and the lineup looks pretty good so far:  The Expendables 3 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333784/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast)

I'd still love to see Eastwood and Connery in the new movie, with as much time on film that Norris had in the second. 

Wow, not easy finding images of Eastwood & Connery together...

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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 16, 2013, 08:56:47 PM
Hey Rawhide 7,

It's the Expendables movies that inspired me to create this topic.  Go back to the first page to see more.  I agree with you and yes, I like them very much as well.  According to IMDB, a third installment is in the works and the lineup looks pretty good so far:  The Expendables 3 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333784/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast)

I'd still love to see Eastwood and Connery in the new movie, with as much time on film that Norris had in the second. 

Wow, not easy finding images of Eastwood & Connery together...

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yes, I also agree I would love to see Eastwood and Connery in this movie also.  Like you said give them the same amt of time as Norris had.  That would be great.  And it would put a smile on my face seeing Eastwood in this movie.  Plus it would put my two favorite actors in the same movie together.  Eastwood and Stallone.  And IMO it doesn't get any better than Eastwood and Stallone wow now that would be some great star power! 
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 17, 2013, 05:45:43 AM
yes, I also agree I would love to see Eastwood and Connery in this movie also.  Like you said give them the same amt of time as Norris had.  That would be great.  And it would put a smile on my face seeing Eastwood in this movie.  Plus it would put my two favorite actors in the same movie together.  Eastwood and Stallone.  And IMO it doesn't get any better than Eastwood and Stallone wow now that would be some great star power!

I know what you mean.  It would please me immensely to discover Clint & Sean being in this film but I'm not expecting it to happen.  From what I understand, Eastwood was approached and said no.  That doesn't mean it's true or if it is that he definitely won't.  That won't stop me from seeing Expendables 3 - I CAN'T WAIT!  Ahem...well, er-ah, I guess I have to wait...BUT I DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT!   :D

You can tell I'm excited to see it and if the rumors turn out to be fact, it'll be interesting to see Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Milla Jovovich and Steven Segal co-starring.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Westernfan on September 05, 2013, 02:09:22 AM
Huge Schwarzenegger fan here.

Exependables 3 is gonna be the best one yet.

The cast is the greatest one for an action movie ever: Sly, Arnold, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas.

Mel is gonna play the villain. It’s gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2013, 05:47:45 AM
Huge Schwarzenegger fan here.

Exependables 3 is gonna be the best one yet.

The cast is the greatest one for an action movie ever: Sly, Arnold, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas.

Mel is gonna play the villain. It’s gonna be awesome.


Yes!  I'm psyched!  I can't wait!  Well.... I can, I mean... I have to....but I don't have to like it!   :D

I get a chuckle out of the criticisms I've read about this series so far.  So much negativity.  I ran into somebody recently that said Stallone is a far better actor than director, commenting on the first Expendables film.  I thought his direction was very good in the first one.  As far as acting goes, well, he's okay.  Right now he's doing what he does best and that's great.  Great for fans to get that much more entertainment and for him, he's not resting on his reputation.  He's had a fantastic run at the box office and he's showing he's got more to offer.  I haven't seen Bullet To The Head yet and so far I've heard mostly bad reviews but that's not stopping me from seeing it.  Hell, everybody's allowed bad movies from time to time.  It happens to everyone. 

This new entry in the series is shaping up to be as good as the last sequel.  I read that filming was supposed to begin last month.  I could be wrong but I think it'll be another blockbuster.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Westernfan on September 05, 2013, 08:57:02 AM
Man, you really ought to visit the StalloneZone, buddy. You'll love it there, all the news regarding Sly and Expendables movies you'll find there !

The shooting began on August 19th, Sly is in terrific shape and so is Arnold !

Come to the Zone, man, you're gonna love it !
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2013, 09:02:45 AM
As the Mirror Universe Spock told Kirk, "I shall consider it!"  Sounds great, can you provide a link to get me started?
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Westernfan on September 05, 2013, 09:10:17 AM
This is the link to the forum : http://craigzablo.proboards.com/

You're gonna feel welcome, it's a nice bunch of guys who are very passionate about  Stallone and all the action movies from the 80s and early to mid 90s: you're gonna find Norris fans, Arnold fans, Van Damme fans but the common denominator is that everyone's a Sly Stallone fan.

What everyone on the Zone is they're movie fans.

You'll love it.
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2013, 10:44:28 AM
Thanks, Westernfan.  I joined under the name Elvis3577.  I was hoping to use Jed Cooper but the site wouldn't let me for some reason.  Does someone else have that username? 

Anyway, I checked out the Expendables 3 photos & discussion threads and they look great.  Thanks for pointing that site out to me.  O0
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 05, 2013, 12:41:58 PM
Speaking of Stallone, I just saw on IMDB that it is rumored that he will be acting in a movie called Creed as Rocky Balboa.  If so what will this movie be about?  Is this going to be considered another Rocky movie?
Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2013, 12:49:14 PM
I've heard rumors about this and from what little I know, Stallone reprises his role as Rocky Balboa to train Apollo Creed's grandson.  This is alluded to on IMDB:  Creed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3076658/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt) 
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Creed is the grandson of 'Apollo Creed', character of 'Rocky' saga.
   

I just located this as well:  Rocky (film series) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creed_(film)#Creed)

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Creed   On July 24, 2013, it was announced that MGM has offered Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler to direct a spinoff of Rocky. The film will focus on a man following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Apollo Creed, and getting a mentor in the now-retired Rocky Balboa. Michael B. Jordan has been offered the role of Creed's grandson, and Stallone will reprise his character of Rocky, in a script co-written by Coogler and Aaron Covington.

Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 09, 2013, 10:23:13 AM
Okay thanks Jed,

What do you think about them making this movie?  It sounds like it has some potential to be really good.  But at the same time I don't want anything to ruin the success of the Rocky movie franchise.  I am a huge Rocky movie fan.  Matter fact Rocky and Rocky 2 are my favorite movies.  I pretty much consider Rocky and Rocky 2 as one movie because really Rocky 2 is a continuation of Rocky 1.  I just don't want anything like a remake or a spin off to take away the luster of the 6 Rocky movies.  But Creed sounds good.  So I'm a little 50/50 on this one.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 12, 2013, 07:51:34 AM
I like Jason Statham.  He's my favorite action movie star these days.  I enjoy most of what I've seen by him so far, with a few minor disappointments.

Safe (2012)

This was just okay.  It seems like a lot of action movie stars make a movie like this, with a similar plot.  It also seems like most don't work very well. 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/Safe2011Poster.jpg)

Parker (2013)

I enjoyed this one more. 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/47/Parker_2013_Movie_Poster.png)

Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 12, 2013, 07:57:11 AM
The Last Stand (2013)

Yes!  Great seeing Schwarzenegger back in action!  I got a kick out of seeing him in the Expendables films and am glad to see him starring in his own movie.  I enjoyed this movie very much.  I wish I'd seen it when it originally came out, but better late than never.  This more than makes up for that travesty of a film he did, Collateral Damage.  That was a major disappointment and made think it was quitting time.  I'm glad this movie has proven me wrong and look forward to more. 

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 12, 2013, 08:22:21 AM
Superman film series starring Christopher Reeve (1978-1987)

I enjoyed revisiting these films again.  The first is still my favorite.  I have fond memories of seeing it for the first time on the big screen and then repeatedly on cable.  After seeing "The Richard Donner Cut" of Superman II not too long ago, I didn't think I'd enjoy the original any more but I was wrong.  I still prefer Donner's version, but the original is still likeable.  I never cared much for Superman III and I used to despise Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.  This time around, I came away liking the fourth installment a little and after watching all of them with my son, I asked which he liked the best.  To my surprise, he said the last one is his favorite.  I asked why and he told me it's because it's got the coolest villain, Nuclear Man.  He's 6 years old and still too young for the super (pun intended) violent superhero movies of today.  I felt bad that I couldn't take him with me to see Man Of Steel so I promised him we'd watch these as soon as possible.  My daughter is 2 and she even enjoyed watching them with us.  Well, not all the way through but like her brother does enjoy watching Superman in action.  One thing I noticed is that Christopher Reeve was perfect in all four movies.  The last 2 aren't as enjoyable but he did a fantastic job portraying Superman & Clark Kent from beginning to end.  By comparison, I enjoy these much more than the Batman series that began with Michael Keaton.

(http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4855912641791457&pid=15.1) 

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

Being in a Kryptonian state of mind, I decided to borrow this documentary from the library.  I saw when it first aired but I remember it being so impressive that I wanted to see it again.  It was done so well that I'd like to see them update it to include the newest movie.

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 12, 2013, 08:31:16 AM
From Paris With Love (2010)

I wasn't sure about this one.  The ad on tv looked good but I didn't have the opportunity to see it until recently on dvd.  I liked it very much and Travolta seemed to be having a lot of fun with this one.  I thought it was very good and recommend it.

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 13, 2013, 05:54:14 AM
Sorry I haven't replied sooner, Rawhide7.  I meant to but got caught up with work and other things.  Creed has the potential to be very good.  I am a fan of the Rocky series but was sorely disappointed with Rocky V.  Much like Star Trek V, it's the worst in the series.  The concept is great, just badly executed.  I think Sly "dumbed down" his character too much too quickly.  It should've been a better film but sadly it wasn't.  It might've been better for Stallone to find redemption in finding another fighter to train and beat Morrison.  Rocky Balboa was a great return to the character.  On the whole, the series stand up very well and I find it very enjoyable.

Okay thanks Jed,

What do you think about them making this movie?  It sounds like it has some potential to be really good.  But at the same time I don't want anything to ruin the success of the Rocky movie franchise.  I am a huge Rocky movie fan.  Matter fact Rocky and Rocky 2 are my favorite movies.  I pretty much consider Rocky and Rocky 2 as one movie because really Rocky 2 is a continuation of Rocky 1.  I just don't want anything like a remake or a spin off to take away the luster of the 6 Rocky movies.  But Creed sounds good.  So I'm a little 50/50 on this one.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 13, 2013, 10:23:51 AM
Ya I would have to agree that Rocky 5 is the worst one out of the series.  However I did still enjoy it as it does have some great action scenes and the street fight was a nice change something different.  But I think Stallone himself was a little disappointed with Rocky 5 not 100% sure but I think he was.  I think he felt that Rocky 5 did'nt send a positive message to the audience.  So he made Rocky Balboa.  Which sends more of a positive message like when the boxing commision wouldnt grant him a license and he argues for himself about who has the right to take that away from you.  Stallone wanted to end the series on a positive note and with Rocky Balboa I think he did that.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on September 21, 2013, 02:22:06 PM
I think the best action film for ages was The Raid:Redemption

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6b/The_Raid_Redemption.jpg/215px-The_Raid_Redemption.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/?ref_=sr_3

If you have not seen it yet,you should.I highly recommend it  O0

Btw since you guys are fans of Arnie and Sly (I´ve watch them so many years that I feel that I`ve earned the right to call them by their nicknames  ;D ) are you looking forward Escape Plan ?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211956/?ref_=sr_1
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 24, 2013, 12:43:12 PM
No doubt!  I cant wait to see Escape plan.  It will be awesome!  Also looking forward to The Grudge match starring Stallone and Deniro.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 24, 2013, 12:57:09 PM
Wow, I'll have to check out The Raid: Redemption.  Thanks, Hemlock.  I definitely am looking forward to Escape Plan. 

I just reserved a copy via my library.  Looks like I'll be getting the unrated version.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514re-lr4iL.jpg)

I think the best action film for ages was The Raid:Redemption

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6b/The_Raid_Redemption.jpg/215px-The_Raid_Redemption.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/?ref_=sr_3

If you have not seen it yet,you should.I highly recommend it  O0

Btw since you guys are fans of Arnie and Sly (I´ve watch them so many years that I feel that I`ve earned the right to call them by their nicknames  ;D ) are you looking forward Escape Plan ?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211956/?ref_=sr_1
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on September 25, 2013, 05:51:28 AM
Wow, I'll have to check out The Raid: Redemption.  Thanks, Hemlock.   

I just reserved a copy via my library.  Looks like I'll be getting the unrated version.


You`re welcome...I wonder how much more brutal the film can be as it is pretty violant already as it is  ???

Btw they`re making sequel: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2265171/?ref_=sr_2   not much of info yet though.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 25, 2013, 06:32:29 AM
Yeah, but it's always possible to be more violent.  Not only that, but unrated could also mean more vulgarity and possibly nudity.  It appears this is the only version available, options can be limiting when borrowing from libraries but I'm still glad the resource is available, rather than buying.  If I like this one, I'll be keeping an eye out for the sequel.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 07:31:42 AM
Oblivion (2013)

I liked this movie.  The story held my interest, the effects were very good and plenty of action.  Tom Cruise is a very decent action movie star.  I thought he was great in Jack Reacher regardless of all the complaints about his height being all wrong in comparison to the novelization.  That's perfectly understandable but for me I loved it and it'd be great to see sequels.  Back to Oblivion, I thought it was very entertaining.

(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5028445766748218&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on September 27, 2013, 10:06:41 AM
Wow, Brian, it seems to be a very nice movie. I love Tom Cruise and I'm sure it will be one of my favorites.  :)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 11:44:47 AM
^^^^^^^

Hated this one.IMO Cruise's worst film in years.Felt sorry for Mr.Freeman.At this stage of his career he should choose his roles carefully.The director's previous effort (Tron legacy) was a pleasant surprise,but this film was a huge mess.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 12:12:03 PM
Wow, sorry you were so disappointed, Antonis.  Looks like your loss is my gain.  I'll take Oblivion over Vanilla Sky, Minority Report and Eyes Wide Shut any day.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 12:19:11 PM
Wow, sorry you were so disappointed, Antonis.  Looks like your loss is my gain.  I'll take Oblivion over Vanilla Sky, Minority Report and Eyes Wide Shut any day.

I totally disagree about Eyes wide... It is a great film .

But we both know what the man said about opinions.... ;)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on September 27, 2013, 12:27:11 PM
OK then Antonis, I'll see them all to tell you which is the best.  :)

And, Jed, thank you very much for making my "Movie Night List" HUGE (!!!)... The movies it contains are 136 with all your suggestions!!!!  :D :D :D I'm gonna watch movies for an eternity!!
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 12:35:18 PM
You're very welcome, Natalie  ;)  My pleasure  O0

Out of the 3 Cruise travesties I just mentioned, I'd probably give Minority Report another try but definitely not the other two.  I enjoyed those about as much as Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind....which was not at all.  No offense intended to those who did enjoy them.  I just found no entertaining qualities in them whatsoever.  Getting back to Cruise, I enjoy his Mission: Impossible series, moreso the last 2.  I happened to be in England when I saw the third one and to me it's still the best.  One of my favorites is The Last Samurai.  Others by him I especially enjoy are The Firm, A Few Good Men and especially Rock Of Ages.  That last one was a very amusing musical comedy, of which I wrote about here:  Comedy Films! (& TV)
 (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9611.msg212950#msg212950)


Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on September 27, 2013, 12:48:19 PM
I've seen the last movies you mentioned (The Last Samurai, The Firm, A Few Good Men, Rock of Ages and all his "Mission" ones) but I also like Top Gun. The problem with this movie is that it says a lot of wrong things about planes and generally Air Force (my brother is a pilot and he knows about these things).

Anyway, for girls, Tom Cruise will always be a very handsome guy.  :)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 12:50:17 PM
Out of the 3 Cruise travesties I just mentioned, I'd probably give Minority Report another try but definitely not the other two.  I enjoyed those about as much as Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind....which was not at all.

OK,now you made a point.Eternal Sunshine was so boring....

I suppose we can at least come to an agreement about Cruise's best role ever:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9KhVMVw_WaA/Tr9wA1CaF8I/AAAAAAAAA7Y/E99HxB4QPsc/s640/tom+cruise+Tropic+Thunder+00.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 12:52:32 PM
I've seen the last movies you mentioned (The Last Samurai, The Firm, A Few Good Men, Rock of Ages and all his "Mission" ones) but I also like Top Gun. The problem with this movie is that it says a lot of wrong things about planes and generally Air Force (my brother is a pilot and he knows about these things).

Anyway, for girls, Tom Cruise will always be a very handsome guy.  :)

Well, for me I'd have to go with Megan Fox over Tom Cruise....   ;)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 12:54:22 PM
OK,now you made a point.Eternal Sunshine was so boring....
Man, don't get me started on that one!

I suppose we can at least come to an agreement about Cruise's best role ever:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9KhVMVw_WaA/Tr9wA1CaF8I/AAAAAAAAA7Y/E99HxB4QPsc/s640/tom+cruise+Tropic+Thunder+00.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hahaha, too funny.  Tropic Thunder, yes?
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 12:59:04 PM
Absolutely.....

(There were some speculations a couple of years before for a spin off based on Cruise's character,but unfortunately nothing happened.)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 01:00:48 PM
Absolutely.....

(There were some speculations a couple of years before for a spin off based on Cruise's character,but unfortunately nothing happened.)

Maybe they're waiting for him to look like that without makeup!  :D
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on September 27, 2013, 01:04:31 PM
hahahaha  Antonis, did you like him in Tropic Thunder???!!!! :o He was incredibly nervous!!! All these bad words and his way being like :tickedoff:... ok, it was quite funny but, I prefer Robert Downey Jr in this movie.

Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 01:11:13 PM
hahahaha  Antonis, did you like him in Tropic Thunder???!!!! :o He was incredibly nervous!!! All these bad words and his way being like :tickedoff:... ok, it was quite funny but, I prefer Robert Downey Jr in this movie.

Hope you don't mind me chiming in here before you, Antonis...I didn't like Tropic Thunder much but I did enjoy what Robert Downey, Jr. did in it.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 01:13:21 PM
hahahaha  Antonis, did you like him in Tropic Thunder???!!!! :o He was incredibly nervous!!! All these bad words and his way being like :tickedoff:... ok, it was quite funny but, I prefer Robert Downey Jr in this movie.

As I said (seriously) his best role so far.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on September 27, 2013, 01:14:26 PM
What about other RDJ's movies, guys?  Which one do you like?
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 01:15:06 PM
As I said (seriously) his best role so far.

For me his best (just as serious) so far has been A Few Good Men and The Last Samurai.  Still, as far as actors go, Clint Eastwood is the man!
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 01:19:30 PM
What about other RDJ's movies, guys?  Which one do you like?

I'll have to look up his filmography but off the top of my head I loved the first 2 Iron Man movies.  He did one with Val Kilmer that I watched recently that I thought was very good but I forget the name.  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, I think.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 01:19:52 PM
I didn't like Tropic Thunder much but I did enjoy what Robert Downey, Jr. did in it.

Didn't like it much myself either,apart from Cruise's "brief" appearance.
Enough said about this film though.
Right now I'm expecting your Eternal Sunsine thread. :D

Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 01:21:46 PM
Right now I'm expecting your Eternal Sunsine thread. :D

Yeah, um... that'd get me kicked off of this forum!  By the way, yes, it is what I thought:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Kiss_kiss_bang_bang_poster.jpg)

Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on September 27, 2013, 01:24:31 PM
What about other RDJ's movies, guys?  Which one do you like?

I think his best performances are in Chaplin & Ironman.

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Still, as far as actors go, Clint Eastwood is the man!
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 27, 2013, 01:25:36 PM
Oh MAN!  How could I forget Chaplin!  What a great movie!  LOVED THAT ONE! Thanks for the reminder, Antonis.  I just perused Downey's list of films and sad to say there's not a lot I'm familiar with but I enjoyed both Sherlock Holmes movies, too, very much.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on September 27, 2013, 11:27:27 PM
About Holmes 3: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38879

Got to admit that i like these films (even though the current TV-series Sherlock is better) and I´m looking forward to see a next one.

Still I´d say that my favourite Robert Downey Jr film is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ...Iron Man 3 being close second.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 30, 2013, 06:11:53 AM
Age Of Heroes (2011)

This one I got from my dad.  He enjoyed it and so did I.  Being an Eastwood fan, I couldn't help but think of and make comparisons to Where Eagles Dare.  The story in each held my attention and by comparison both are equally entertaining.  Sean Bean is a decent actor and I remember first seeing him in Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford years ago. 

(http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4632973821872205&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 01, 2013, 06:25:52 AM
The Raid: Redemption (2011/2012)

Wow, lots of action including multiple martial arts fight sequences.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Hemlock.  I enjoyed this one so much that I'm going to pick up a copy for my wife's brother because I know he'll enjoy it just as much as I did.  Ironically enough, I got the call yesterday the dvd was waiting for me at the library and stopped by Target on the way home.  I happen to see the unrated version on sale for about $5 so that's a great deal.  Before long I was rooting for the good guys.  The story is simple enough but executed very well by some decent acting (yes, very possible in action movies) and a good dose of battles, both physical and with guns.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6b/The_Raid_Redemption.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on October 02, 2013, 05:57:28 AM
The Raid: Redemption (2011/2012)

Wow, lots of action including multiple martial arts fight sequences.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Hemlock.
The story is simple enough but executed very well by some decent acting (yes, very possible in action movies) and a good doze of battles, both physical and with guns.


You`re welcome  O0

Yes the film/story (witch got some similarities with Dredd) is simple enough but quite effective and those multiple actionscenes sure are very well made.

Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 02, 2013, 06:10:27 AM
You`re welcome  O0

Yes the film/story (witch got some similarities with Dredd) is simple enough but quite effective and those multiple actionscenes sure are very well made.



Damn, I meant to mention that it reminded me of the new Dredd film.  Wonder if Urban will return for a sequel.  Is Raid: Redemption a sequel itself?
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 02, 2013, 06:34:17 AM
Warrior (2011)

I didn't expect this film to be so good!  Other than The Dark Knight Rises, where his face is covered, I've only seen Tom Hardy in Star Trek: Nemesis and in ads for This Means War.  He's buffed up so much since Trek that he's almost unrecognizable.  Then again in Nemesis he was bald, too.  I enjoyed this film from beginning to end.  I'm not a big fan of these kinds of competitions but it's well represented here.  Like the rest of the cast, Nick Nolte's acting was very good, too and it was good seeing him in this movie.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JqHJCWDjL.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on October 03, 2013, 06:47:11 AM
I like Tom Hardy and thought he was the best thing in Warrior...Nick Nolte being close second.Although the film has few cagefights in it I don`t understand why it`s labeled as an action film when it`s clearly drama and pretty predictable one too.

Anyways I really noticed Tom Hardy first time in Inception but it seems that I´ve seen him before in several TV-series and some films like Band Of Brothers,Colditz,Black Hawk Down,Layer Cake and RocknRolla.
However I´d say that his best work from his early (TV) work is Stuart: A Life Backwards ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0853153/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_23 ) .Really touching film where Hardy gives really magnificent performance as an alcoholic,homeless person.

And as this under "Action Movies! (&TV) thread I got to say that I`m really looking forward to see Hardy as next Mad Max Rockatansky in upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road   O0
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 03, 2013, 09:04:57 AM
I like Tom Hardy and thought he was the best thing in Warrior...Nick Nolte being close second.Although the film has few cagefights in it I don`t understand why it`s labeled as an action film when it`s clearly drama and pretty predictable one too.

Anyways I really noticed Tom Hardy first time in Inception but it seems that I´ve seen him before in several TV-series and some films like Band Of Brothers,Colditz,Black Hawk Down,Layer Cake and RocknRolla.
However I´d say that his best work from his early (TV) work is Stuart: A Life Backwards ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0853153/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_23 ) .Really touching film where Hardy gives really magnificent performance as an alcoholic,homeless person.

And as this under "Action Movies! (&TV) thread I got to say that I`m really looking forward to see Hardy as next Mad Max Rockatansky in upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road   O0

Good point Hemlock, thanks.  I'm looking forward to seeiing the new Mad Max, too.  Well, I'm not inspired to create a 'drama' movie thread so this is the next best place, given there are fight sequences laced throughout the movie.  I agree that the dramatic acting is done very well in Warrior.  I'm not ashamed to admit at having gotten choked up quite a bit near the end, beginning with Nolte's falling off the wagon and Hardy's suffering towards the end and Edgerton's dilemma at deciding how to handle the situation.  I don't want to give away too much here for those who haven't seen it.  Definitely a great combaination fight/drama film that I rank up there with Rocky, Raging Bull, Million Dollar Baby, Cinderella Man and Rocky Balboa.  I haven't seen The Fighter yet but hear it's very good.

Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on October 03, 2013, 11:54:31 PM
Good point Hemlock, thanks. Well, I'm not inspired to create a 'drama' movie thread so this is the next best place, given there are fight sequences laced throughout the movie.
I haven't seen The Fighter yet but hear it's very good.

I did not mean that you were wrong about mentioning Warrior in this thread.As it fits in some degree.I´m against how the film is labeled in the DVD package where it says:"genre:action".

I bought the Fighter about same time when I bought the Warrior and it`s a good film too but gain it`s drama more than an action film.Bale and Whalberg are quite good in it as is the whole supporting cast so it`s definitely worth to watch...even though the ending was yet again predictable ( it`s a true story but I had not heard about it before watching the film).
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 05, 2013, 04:41:19 AM
I did not mean that you were wrong about mentioning Warrior in this thread.As it fits in some degree.I´m against how the film is labeled in the DVD package where it says:"genre:action".

I bought the Fighter about same time when I bought the Warrior and it`s a good film too but gain it`s drama more than an action film.Bale and Whalberg are quite good in it as is the whole supporting cast so it`s definitely worth to watch...even though the ending was yet again predictable ( it`s a true story but I had not heard about it before watching the film).

I agree that Warrior isn't an action movie per se.  It is more of a drama that revolves around fight competition.  I'd say the same goes for all the other fight movies I previously mentioned.  Thanks for your insight on The Fighter, another one I'll have to check out soon.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 05, 2013, 04:52:36 AM
Finally.  This wasn't a great action movie but it's definitely good and I enjoyed it.  Lots of faces I recognize here;  Sung Kang from Ninja Assasin; the lovely, gorgeous and very sexy Sarah Shahi from Fairly Legal (tv); Jason Momoa from Conan The Barbarian and Holt McAllany from CSI: Miami (tv).  If anything, this film is worth seeing due to Stallone's presence. 

(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4755350309372846&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on October 05, 2013, 06:52:45 AM
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/sherlock-holmes-2-character-poster-banners-slice.jpg)

It's by far the best Sherlock Holmes movie I've ever seen in my life!!! I was crying in the end (as always) but, I can say, RDJ's role was great  :D
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 05, 2013, 06:59:31 AM
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/sherlock-holmes-2-character-poster-banners-slice.jpg)

It's by far the best Sherlock Holmes movie I've ever seen in my life!!! I was crying in the end (as always) but, I can say, RDJ's role was great  :D

Great movie & series so far!  I hope there's more!
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Natalie Stark on October 05, 2013, 07:05:47 AM
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Great movie & series so far!  I hope there's more!

Me too, Brian!!!  :D
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: antonis on October 05, 2013, 08:46:13 AM
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

It's by far the best Sherlock Holmes movie I've ever seen in my life!!! I was crying in the end (as always) but, I can say, RDJ's role was great  :D

Sorry guys I'm with Peter Cushing & the hound of the Baskervilles.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 05, 2013, 09:12:49 AM
Sorry guys I'm with Peter Cushing & the hound of the Baskervilles.

No problem.  Perfectly understandable.  I love RDJ as Holmes but have yet to see The Hound Of The Baskervilles and am very curious to see it.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/The_Hound_of_the_Baskervilles_1959_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on October 07, 2013, 04:03:25 AM
Finally.  This wasn't a great action movie but it's definitely good and I enjoyed it.  Lots of faces I recognize here;  Sung Kang from Ninja Assasin; the lovely, gorgeous and very sexy Sarah Shahi from Fairly Legal (tv); Jason Momoa from Conan The Barbarian and Holt McAllany from CSI: Miami (tv).  If anything, this film is worth seeing due to Stallone's presence. 

(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4755350309372846&pid=15.1)

I quite liked this one.Too bad it did not do well at the box-office.Always have liked Walter Hill`s films and this was almost as good as anything he had done back in the 70`s and 80`s...and Stallone was great once again.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 10, 2013, 06:27:35 AM
Looper (2012)

I enjoyed this one.  Willis is usually good and lately so has Joseph Gordon-Levitt, at least, in the movies I've seen them in.   Gordon-Levitt was made up to appear to be a younger version of Willis, but I don't see the resemblance.  They look as little like each other as Tom Hardy did as Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: Nemeis, not at all.  This didn't take away from my being entertained, though and for those who enjoy similar types of movies I recommend it.   

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TXw%2BNzOzL._SX215_.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 13, 2013, 03:05:45 PM
Bunraku (2011)

Got this Blu ray from my dad and enjoyed it very much.  I like the look of the film throughout.  A good deal of fight sequences that did not disappoint.  Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Gackt, Kevin McKidd, Ron Perlman and Demi Moore were all very good.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C3Vqg8R2L.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 22, 2013, 07:45:01 AM
Thor: The Dark World (2013)

I didn’t originally plan to go out of my way to see this film. I figured on seeing it on dvd, as I did the first. I got an invited and wound up going with a few friends and not only did I enjoy seeing this with them, but plan on doing the same for the next Captain America movie.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7e/Thor_-_The_Dark_World_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on November 26, 2013, 07:49:03 AM
Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Yup,was good.Much better than the first one.I´m also looking forward to see new Captain america as the trailer is very promising.

Just watched Mission Impossible III and Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol (again,had seen them at the movies).Liked them quite a bit and I´m hoping that they keep doing these films.

Anyways at the cinema my last"action"film was Escape Plan which I also enjoyed quite a bit even though there was nothing new in it.Kind of old school action-thriller  :)

(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/review/primary_image/reviews/escape-plan-2013/hero_EscapePlan-2013-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 26, 2013, 08:21:14 AM
Glad you enjoyed Thor: The Dark World and Escape Plan, Hemlock.  Looks like a 5th Mission: Impossible movie is in the works, or at least 'announced', according to IMDB:  Mission: Impossible 5 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381249/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1)

I've enjoyed the M:I series, too and look forward to the next one.  Looks like Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner are returning, something else I'm glad for.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 11, 2014, 08:21:55 AM
I finally watched Pacific Rim.  I remember the ads on tv and wanting to see it but just wasn't able to make time while it was out, so had to settle for dvd.  The second half is better than the first.  Great battles.  I'd say a cross between Transformers, Jurassic Park, King Kong and Godzilla.  Let's see some sequels!

(https://sp2.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608039907480044562&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 11, 2014, 12:46:23 PM
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

I had the opportunity to see this with family members and friends last weekend.  We were lucky to get seats all together.  We all enjoyed the movie and it's always great to get together like this, something that doesn't happen very often.  The last time I went with a group was probably Gran Torino. 

I liked this movie very much.  I think it's a strong sequel, stronger than Thor: The Dark World.  Of course, it's nice seeing Scarlett Johansson, too.  Not hard on the eyes.  The story held my interest throughout and there was plenty of action.  I can't wait for the next Avengers movie! 

Man!  Marvel is just King of the hill when it comes to superhero movies these days.  What a pity DC is so far behind.  I hope that changes soon.  In the meantime, I'll keep on checking out what Marvel has to offer and the next Spider Man movie looks very promising.
 
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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 23, 2014, 11:14:31 AM
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

I saw this when it first came out.  I enjoyed it even more this time.  I thought this was better than Live Free Or Die Hard but both were good.  I'm looking forward to more sequels.

(https://sp2.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608016113373809234&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on April 25, 2014, 05:36:23 AM
Hate to disagree with you Jed but I think that the last Die Hard-film was horrible piece of sh*t.Long gone was the glory days of first two great Die Hard-films.Third one being good and fourth okay-ish.

Still I´m in the minority as the film was huge success and therefore there will be more Die Hard films for sure...and Willis can deliver another performance on autopilot.

Anyways,action film that I´m looking forward to see at the moment is

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The first The Raid:Redemption was awesome and I have high hopes for this one.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 25, 2014, 06:18:21 AM
Hate to disagree with you Jed but I think that the last Die Hard-film was horrible piece of sh*it.Long gone was the glory days of first two great Die Hard-films.Third one being good and fourth okay-ish.

Still I´m in the minority as the film was huge success and therefore there will be more Die Hard films for sure...and Willis can deliver another performance on autopilot.

Anyways,action film that I´m looking forward to see at the moment is

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/The_Raid_2_Berandal_teaser_banner.jpeg/220px-The_Raid_2_Berandal_teaser_banner.jpeg)

The first The Raid:Redemption was awesome and I have high hopes for this one.

No sweat, Hemlock.  Thanks for sharing your opinions.  I thought the last Die Hard film was okay when I first saw it but for some reason found myself liking it more the 2nd time around, on dvd.  That's just me.  I know there are those who can't stand the first Expendables sequel, either, but I enjoyed it but agree the first one was better.  I can take or leave Bruce Willis, so maybe that's part of the reason I'm not as picky about him in the Die Hard series.  I enjoyed the first 2 very much but was sorely disappointed with the 3rd installment.  I can't recall seeing the 4th more than once but wasn't too impressed.  I think now that since I've been enjoying action films all over again since the release of the first Expendables film, my opinion on Live Free Or Die Hard may change upon seeing it again.  Out of the last 3, though, I prefer the most recent one.  As for the entire series, like Dirty Harry and Death Wish, youc can't top the first.

Was it you that recommended The Raid to me not too long ago?  If so, thanks because I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it very much.  I, too, am very much looking forward to the sequel.  Action movies rule!  O0
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on April 25, 2014, 06:36:10 AM
Was it you that recommended The Raid to me not too long ago?  If so, thanks because I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it very much.  I, too, am very much looking forward to the sequel.  Action movies rule!  O0

I guess it was and you`re welcome  O0 Also if you liked the first The Raid you also should check out John Woo`s Hong Kong actioners like  The Killer,Hard Boiled and A Better Tomorrow-films...if you have not already.

About the action films,I may have said it somewhere ealrier but I´m not that thrilled that today we consider these superhero-movies as action films.I like them but to me action film means a film like Lethal Weapon,Die Hard and just about everything that Schwarzennegger did back in the 80`s and 90`s.
So I´m more that into seeing another Expendables films but my only wish is that they have a better story/screenplay this time.First EXp-movie was fun with some good ol`80`s feel and the second`s action was better delivered if the rest of the film wasn`t that great (stiil VanDamme as Jean Vilain was great  ;) ).

And speaking of Schwarzennegger I´m quite intrested of his new film Sabotage also even though it has gained some"not so great2 reviews already  ::)

So yes LONG LIVE THE ACTION FILMS  ;D
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 03, 2014, 06:25:39 AM
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

I enjoyed this very much.  Plenty of action and a very good ending.

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Hemlock on June 05, 2014, 01:38:59 AM
Spidey 2 was good if not as good as the earlier one.Very well done though and Garfiled as Peter Parker/Spidey is quite good.

My last two (of the same genre  ;) )

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Liked both of them.Highly entertaining and again very well made.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 05, 2014, 05:58:22 AM
Spidey 2 was good if not as good as the earlier one.Very well done though and Garfiled as Peter Parker/Spidey is quite good.

My last two (of the same genre  ;) )

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Liked both of them.Highly entertaining and again very well made.

Glad to hear you enjoyed these 3 films.  I'd like to see the new X-Men and Cruise films.  They do look enticing.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 16, 2014, 01:54:39 PM
X-Men: Days Of Future Past

After X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men First Class I'd all but given up on this series.  What little I've seen of the first Wolverine movie didn't entice me to watch the entire film and I haven't seen the most recent one.  Days Of Future Past was very good, though.  There was plenty of action and the story held my interest throughout.  All  said and done I came away thinking, "Yes!  It IS possible to bring back Kirk!"  Ok, different franchise (but same movie company, Paramount).  Nah, that boat has sailed unless they want to bring in another actor to pick up where Shatner left off in '94.  But I digress...

I recommend this film as I found it very entertaining, interesting and enjoyable.

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 17, 2014, 06:38:13 AM
In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

I think this is the first Jason Statham movie I've been disappointed with.  Most of what I've seen him in up 'til now has been good to very good.  The fight sequences were good but didn't make up for the bad acting.

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 18, 2014, 05:38:05 AM
Non-Stop (2014)

Now that's more like it! 

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Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 02, 2014, 05:46:59 AM
The Expendables 3 and Guardians Of The Galaxy, both 2014.

I've commented in detail elsewhere so I won't go into it much here.  All I'll say is I was disappointed in the latest Expendables sequel and enjoyed the Guardians film very much.  Both had a decent amount of action.

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Title: Re: Action Movies (& TV)!
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2015, 10:58:05 AM
Commando (1985)

Sad when compared to Stallone's mega-hit from the same year, Rambo: First Blood, Part II.  I came across this in Walmart recently and decided to borrow it from the library.  Definitely not worth owning but was curious to see it in it's entirety.  I remember liking Rae Dawn Chong in the comedy Soul Man and seeing Alyssa Milano shortly after this movie's release in the tv comedy with Tony Danza, Who's The Boss.  This one is pretty lame and even Schwarzenegger couldn't save it.

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No, no, Commando is awesome!

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I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I'm very hungry!

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Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired.

It's a comedy.... it's a kick-ass action flick. It's a so-bad-it's-great movie.  It's a classic!
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 30, 2016, 05:49:17 AM
No, no, Commando is awesome!

It's a comedy.... it's a kick-ass action flick. It's a so-bad-it's-great movie.  It's a classic!

Just seeing this now.  I dunno, maybe if I look at it as a comedy maybe I'll enjoy it but I don't plan on revisiting this one again.  Maybe if I'm sick in bed and can't change the channel when it comes on...
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on April 30, 2016, 10:11:53 AM
I have several action movies at home 100 or more, mostly its 18 Clint, 20+ Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford along with all 3 of the Expendables
  >:D
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 30, 2016, 11:35:51 AM
I have several action movies at home 100 or more, mostly its 18 Clint, 20+ Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford along with all 3 of the Expendables
  >:D

That's great.  I love action movies.  Not sure if there'll be a sequel.  Wikipedia has it being filmed this year with a release date of 2017 but IMDB has less information. 
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on April 30, 2016, 12:21:57 PM
That's great.  I love action movies.  Not sure if there'll be a sequel.  Wikipedia has it being filmed this year with a release date of 2017 but IMDB has less information.

Who'd you like to see joining The Expendables 4 if it happens, or if there's a female version who'd you like to see for that to?
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 01, 2016, 05:30:55 AM
Who'd you like to see joining The Expendables 4 if it happens, or if there's a female version who'd you like to see for that to?

I'd have to think about that one. Maybe Kevin Costner. He was badass enough in Open Range and the more recent Criminal.  If they do a female version I'd love to see Milla Jovovich as one of the main stars.  Badass and sexy.
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on May 02, 2016, 07:10:17 AM
I'd have to think about that one. Maybe Kevin Costner. He was badass enough in Open Range and the more recent Criminal.  If they do a female version I'd love to see Milla Jovovich as one of the main stars.  Badass and sexy.

Nice, I'd probably like to see Costner for sure, perhaps Liam Neeson and most definitely Clint! And for the female version perhaps Milla or Angelina Jolie Pitt
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on May 12, 2016, 10:09:07 PM
I couldn't wait to ask you this Jed but.. Which side should Kevin be on for Expendables 4 if he's in it as he plays both parts really well and why?  :angel:
Title: Re: Action Movies! (& TV)
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 13, 2016, 05:53:29 PM
I couldn't wait to ask you this Jed but.. Which side should Kevin be on for Expendables 4 if he's in it as he plays both parts really well and why?  :angel:

That's a good one. You can only have so many good guys so my guess is he'd probably wind up playing the bad guy.  He'd be very good in that role but I think I'd rather he played a good guy.