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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    i hear ya. kinda like the first rocky, which is really good. and then it was downhill from there...

    could almost put karate kid in the list, too, because of the story arc, except for the fact that the protagonist is a wiener.

    ^edit: didn't remember American Ninja II so I had to look it up. Here's the synopsis from IMDB:

    "On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors."

    Classic.
     
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    noob in 89 Senior member

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    What is wrong with you! :puzzled:
     
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    Whoa whoa whoa there, you've basically just said the equivalent of clothing from The Gap is on par with wings + horns. The two Schwarzenegger movies are WAAAAAAAYYYY better than the two Van Damme movies, and as Sipang pointed out the original First Blood is a legitimately good movie. If you're looking for movies that fall in with the ilk of Over the Top might I recommend Cobra, Red Heat, or Raw Deal.


    Not buying Swayze as a tough guy is part of the magic. They even reference it in the movie - "I though you'd be taller"..."I get that a lot". Sam Elliott's character deserved his own spin-off movie, plus there's ample material for a prequel where we could discover in detail the events that led to "the incident in Memphis". When you think about it, if Dalton hadn't come to Jasper wouldn't this be a prototypical scenario for the A-Team?



    QFT
     
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    You see it's broke nigga racism
    That's that "Don't touch anything in the store"
    And it's rich nigga racism
    That's that "Come in, please buy more"
     
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    Dammit, how did I forget Cobra. For me the clothing analogy is more like Old Navy vs The Gap. Really just varying degrees of bad. Predator is definitely fun and not quite as cheesy as some of the others, I'll give you that. Commando, though, is really pretty awful. Didn't stop me from loving it when I was a kid of course. Still remember when he busts into that store and loads up on weapons...it's the Great American Dream.

    Bloodsport was one of my wife's favorite childhood movies (she's awesome) and recently we tried watching it since neither of us had seen it in years. Only got through about ten minutes before we couldn't take it anymore. Just painful
     
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    My first job was at a movie theater where Rambo played first run for almost a year. I prided myself on never going into that theater. My drug dealing boss also showed me how to replace the ticket roll with my own and pocket all the cash which he deemed ok as long as I split it between him and the Rocky Horror crew. :embar:
     
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    Predator is awesome just because it features two future governors and the production crew had to hire a body guard for the guy who I'll always think of as Billy Bear from 48 hrs. Mind you, they didn't hire the body guard to protect him, they hired the body guard to protect everybody else from him as apparently he was fuckin' crazy. Oh and there's an awesome story that Ahnold has from his downtime off of the set where he goes out drinking with Andre the Giant and Wilt Chamberlain. You can find it on youtube or grantland somewhere.

    As for Commando there are certain things about that film that will always make me love it. First, is always makes me feel creepy to know that I thought Alyssa Milano was hot even when she was young. Second, Bennett is soooo over the top (pun intended) that it's just awesome. Third, it's the role that really gets Ahnold as close to Rainier Wolfcastle as I can possibly imagine.

    As for Van Damme, I've always been a fan of Lion Heart.
     
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    lol
     
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    Predator and First Blood are way better action movies than anybody has made since Y2K
     
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    Action movies have become much more self-aware of their "over-the-topness" and as a result they're much more tongue in cheek. Movies like Machete and Shoot 'em Up come to mind. Also, what about a movie like The Dark Knight. That's pretty much an action movie and, I would argue, much better than either Predator or First Blood.

    Edit: I'd also probably throw in there anything Tarantino's done since 2000.
     
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    The Raid:Redemption deserves to be mentioned if we're talking action-movies :laugh:
     
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    These are semantic games. The Dark Knight might be "a better movie" than Predator or First Blood (getting into the unarguable so why bother) but it sure is not "a better action movie" by any stretch. It is not a good action movie. Nolan can't shoot action to save his life. He makes (pesudo-) brainy thrillers.

    The Raid was cool. (It sure made Dredd look rubbish by obvious comparison.)
     
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    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    ROBOCOP. The uncut version that shows an extended version of Murphy getting shot to hell was disturbing

    Demolition Man, Bloodsport, Leon The Professional (Maybe the best one) are also favorites

    How does anyone not enjoy Segal flicks? Those movies were gold. Loved Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Marked for Death ( I mean c'mon two crazy Jamaican twins runing around cutting off heads and shit), Out for Justice. These movies border on awesome comedies. Everytime a line comes out of Segals mouth it has potential and not to mention every scene where he breaks someones leg, arm, neck, foot, face, stabs someone in the neck with a pool stick, they are endless

    Commando is just awesome for the quotes and the fact that an overweight over the top guy with a fucking chain mail wifebeater on is the bad guy
     
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    How does any list of Segal movies omit Under Siege?

    Demolition Man is hilarious. I've been meaning to watch that again since the minute I walked out of Gravity, but it's only been a year max since my last viewing. :lol:

    True Lies, The Matrix, and The Rock are probably the apotheosis of the 90s action film, and like BiggSkip said the genre has largely devolved into self-consciousness, referentiality, and CGI masturbation since then.

    I'm also a fan of Universal Soldier #1 and #3 (the two that have both Van Damme and Dolph). The third one, to its credit, was made in 2009 on a fairly low budget, and it's way more entertaining than much bigger movies have been lately.

    District 13 is fun, if anybody hasn't seen it yet. (I think inspired the parkour bits at the beginning of Casino Royale.) Avoid the sequel, though.

    If Shoot Em Up was the Clive Owen movie I think it is, it was so bad I've repressed all memory of it except recognizing the street signs in an outdoor scene as belonging to the Toronto Business District. And I like Clive Owen / Monica Bellucci. Killer Elite was another humorless, ridiculous gun thriller that failed to justify its own existence, though it had a pretty entertaining performance from the older brother from Prison Break.
     
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    We used to quote Chong Li all the time while playing baseball back in the day. "You break my record, now I break you, like I break your friend"

    Monica Belluci is usually the best part of any movie. Except maybe that messed up French movie Irreversible which is deeply disturbing on all levels
     
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    Let's not forget Sin City

    And less of an action, but I really like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"

    also I'll +1 regis mention of Leon [​IMG]
     
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    My college roommate had EVERY single available dvd copy of Segal movies up to Driven to Kill, and we would watch them every Wednesday.

    However, even our love for Segal movies could not handle Clementine.. God that was a horrible movie
     
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