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  • retro74 2 Dec 2019 23:07:55 2,906 posts
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    All this talk of ninjas and martial arts movies reminds me of my all time favourite Sakura Killers

    Needs a DVD release
  • dominalien 3 Dec 2019 21:24:15 9,355 posts
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    The Wailing on Netflix

    People die in gruesome ways in a small Korean town.

    It is very, very good. Weird and twisted, but more unsettling than scary. Long (2.5 hrs), but didn’t feel like it at all. It was really hard for me to guess what was really going on until the very end, with several seemingly unrelated goings on going on.

    9/10
  • Mola_Ram 3 Dec 2019 21:59:50 21,876 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Peter Bradshaw is out of his fucking mind making High Life one is his best films of the year nominations. Out of his fucking mind.
    I've just subscribed to his newsletter.
  • wuntyate 3 Dec 2019 22:13:42 13,358 posts
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    @dominalien Oh, sounds like its worth watching. I keep meaning to check it out but been put off by the running time.
  • Gaol 4 Dec 2019 09:04:12 3,469 posts
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    The Irishman

    5/10

    Really quite turgid and self-indulgent. Not great as a piece of entertainment. Pesci and Pacino have their moments, not sure about De Niro's performance - the ending should have been more impactful. Using old men to play young hitmen was a bad choice. For all its long running time, it spends too little time with any supporting cast, and Anna Paquin's role is far too small. Feels like we are watching these old men in a vacuum. Lots of problems with it. Shame.
  • dominalien 4 Dec 2019 09:04:21 9,355 posts
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    @wuntyphyve Well, I found it a right hoot. I had to go do life stuff a couple of times as I was watching last night and just couldn't wait to get back to it. Normally, I'd just wander off to do something else instead.

    OFC, now that I'm here gushing about it you'll find it bland and not that good at all.
  • smoothpete 4 Dec 2019 09:59:49 36,193 posts
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    I watched Bloodsport seeing as y’all were talking about it. Surprisingly good. Gosh though hasnt fight choreography come on a long way since those days. Very wooden.
  • BinaryBob101 4 Dec 2019 10:07:16 27,186 posts
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    Oh shit. Wooden is the new cheesy.

    It was always a bit bobbins.
  • anephric 4 Dec 2019 11:05:59 3,542 posts
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    It just depends on who was doing the choreography and almost and probably more importantly how it was photographed. Look at the difference between the HK and US versions of The Protector and see the difference between a US director who refused to listen and Jackie standing there like a lump waiting to be hit to the reshot HK version which is great.
  • Mola_Ram 4 Dec 2019 11:11:40 21,876 posts
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    It's probably wrong in some way, but I can't think of any Hollywood movie that did a decent job of martial arts fight choreography before The Matrix made it cool. Enter the Dragon, I guess? Does that count?
  • JamboWayOh 4 Dec 2019 11:20:42 16,042 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    It's probably wrong in some way, but I can't think of any Hollywood movie that did a decent job of martial arts fight choreography before The Matrix made it cool. Enter the Dragon, I guess? Does that count?
    Err Karate Kid 1-3 has the smoothest martial arts combat I've ever seen. I mean Daniel-San is a fucking blur in those movies.
  • Derblington 4 Dec 2019 11:42:34 32,179 posts
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    Rush Hour is the obvious one, but most of the American, or Western, choreography was long, swinging hooks and roundhouse kicks. Anything Eastern styled was mostly low budget, straight to video.

    Edited by Derblington at 11:50:37 04-12-2019
  • simiankid 4 Dec 2019 11:57:06 647 posts
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    @Mola_Ram What about Drive? The Marc Dacascos one, not the Ryan Gosling music video.

    I suppose it wasn't exactly a box-office smash : /
  • Mola_Ram 4 Dec 2019 13:19:59 21,876 posts
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    Yeah, I guess Rush Hour. But The Matrix felt like the true watershed moment.

    Come to think of it, the choreography in Bruce Lee movies isn't exactly remarkable. It isn't very fluid, and he doesn't ever really feel vulnerable like Jackie Chan does. Though I guess it's just a different style.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 13:28:13 04-12-2019
  • robthehermit 4 Dec 2019 14:18:02 7,553 posts
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    Fight choreography peaked in 1985:

  • TechnoHippy 4 Dec 2019 14:20:49 15,635 posts
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    You Were Never Really Here

    Very reminiscent of Leon, but much bleaker in tone and with slightly less pedo. An excellent performance, while also slightly surreal. A damn fine watch.

    8/10
  • sport 4 Dec 2019 15:53:53 15,392 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Fight choreography peaked in 1985:

    Bloody hell, that scene has everything. Forgot about the frickin ninja laser!
  • You-can-call-me-kal 4 Dec 2019 15:55:54 18,216 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    You Were Never Really Here

    Very reminiscent of Leon, but much bleaker in tone and with slightly less pedo. An excellent performance, while also slightly surreal. A damn fine watch.

    8/10
    Thought it was more Taxi Driver than Leon. All three share some DNA though.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Dec 2019 15:58:06 21,771 posts
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    Nothing will ever surpass this.

  • JamboWayOh 4 Dec 2019 16:00:21 16,042 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Fight choreography peaked in 1985:

    Ahhh man that scene fucking had it all. When I'm chasing someone I definitely follow them through the swinging obstacle with knives rather than going round it. NINJA.
  • Deleted user 4 December 2019 16:00:31
    Decks wrote:
    Nothing will ever surpass this.

    cynthia rothrock?
  • Deleted user 4 December 2019 16:00:38
    My favourite
  • JamboWayOh 4 Dec 2019 16:02:15 16,042 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Nothing will ever surpass this.

    Fuck that title that is truly the best fight scene ever. The eye fucking at the beginning.....my oh my.
  • TechnoHippy 4 Dec 2019 16:20:52 15,635 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    TechnoHippy wrote:
    You Were Never Really Here

    Very reminiscent of Leon, but much bleaker in tone and with slightly less pedo. An excellent performance, while also slightly surreal. A damn fine watch.

    8/10
    Thought it was more Taxi Driver than Leon. All three share some DNA though.
    I see that - there was that outsider feel and his connection to the world different in perception than the reality of it.

    And then I watched Justice League which isn't very good at all, although it did do enough to keep me watching to the end.

    5/10

    Edited by TechnoHippy at 16:21:08 04-12-2019
  • JamboWayOh 4 Dec 2019 16:34:55 16,042 posts
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    Why would you watch Justice League through choice???
  • Derblington 4 Dec 2019 16:52:55 32,179 posts
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    simiankid wrote:
    @Mola_Ram What about Drive? The Marc Dacascos one, not the Ryan Gosling music video.

    I suppose it wasn't exactly a box-office smash : /
    Low budget and straight to video. No box office at all.

    Steve Wang's (director) previous film, Guyver: Dark Hero (starring David Hayter as Sean Barker, before he started voicing Snake in MGS), was the same.
  • anephric 4 Dec 2019 17:10:38 3,542 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Nothing will ever surpass this.

    This a close second (so magical):

    https://youtu.be/aGKRrlaKk0s?t=6m01s

    How many times can Burt kick someone?

    LET'S FIND OUT.
  • thelzdking 4 Dec 2019 18:10:56 9,702 posts
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    What about the one with Clint Eastwood and the monkey. Top fighting.
  • SuperSoupy 4 Dec 2019 19:01:30 145 posts
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    Anyone remember the kung fu boom of the 70's and Leslie Nielsen trying that shit??




    (Worth it for 3:22 alone)
  • JamboWayOh 4 Dec 2019 19:10:54 16,042 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    Nothing will ever surpass this.

    This a close second (so magical):

    https://youtu.be/aGKRrlaKk0s?t=6m01s

    How many times can Burt kick someone?

    LET'S FIND OUT.
    Those are some Robert De Niro level kicks there.
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