(Not So) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “DREDD” (2012)

DREDD (2012)

The Tagline Says…

JUDGMENT IS COMING

…And That’s Exactly What’s Happening.

Right Here.

Right Now.

Ready?

GREAT!

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Let Me Truly Begin By Saying That This Flick…

DREDD

…Is My Favorite Blu-ray Of 2013, Thus Far.

I Can Say That Without Reservation, OR Hesitation.

It Is Simply Wonderful.

To Be Blunt…

…I LOVED IT!!!

As Far As The Film Goes, “DREDD” Is Totally And Easily 142,000-Times BETTER Than The Original Take On The Film, The Campy Cheese-Fest “JUDGE DREDD“, Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE.

In The 2012 Version…

KARL URBAN Is “DREDD

…And He’s So So SO Much Better As The Title Character Than Ole SLY Was.

Don’t Get Me Wrong, My Peeps, I AM A Fan Of Ole SLY STALLONE.

I Always Have Been.

I Just Enjoyed KARL URBAN‘s Take On The Character So So SO Much More.

DREDD” Is WILD.

It’s FUN.

It’s BRUTAL.

It’s BLOODY.

It’s LOADED With Wonderfully Awesome Special F/X, Trashy And Dangerous Characters, The Works!!!

It Has A Simple, But Effective, Plot.

And, Of Course, A Stone-Cold Performance By KARL URBAN.

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Honestly, I’m Actually Kinda Sad I Didn’t Make The Time To See This One Up On The Big Screen.

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After Seeing It On The Blu-ray, I Can Totally Tell Y’all I Would Have Happily Shelled Out My $10 To Catch It At The Theater.

This Blu-ray Is Rather Stunning.

The Sound Quality May Be The Best I’ve Yet Heard.

The Picture Quality Was Spot-On.

The Flick Simply LOOKED And SOUNDED Wonderfully Wonderful!!!

Co-Starring…

OLIVIA THIRLBY As The Rookie Judge “ANDERSON”

…And…

LENA HEADEY As The Ruthless Drug Kingpin “MA-MA”

…This Version Of The Classic “JUDGE DREDD” Comics Is Vastly Superior To The Original Film Adaptation, And I Had An Absolute Blast Checking-It-Out!!!

I Recommend This One To Anyone Who Enjoys Some Quality Escapist Fun!!!

JUDGMENT IS COMING

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You Betcha, My Peeps!!!

It’s Coming, And It’s AWESOME!!!

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(NOT SO) Random (JAMES BOND BLU-RAY) Movie Mention: “A VIEW TO A KILL” (1985)

A View To A Kill (1985)

Yeah, That’s What’s On.

I Just Happen To Have This Classic JAMES BOND Caper On Ye Ole BLU-RAY, Now!

Exciting, Eh?!

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For The Longest Time, I Insisted To My Friends ((and anyone else whom might/might-not care)) That This BOND Adventure…

A VIEW TO A KILL

…Was MY ULTIMATE-FAVORITE BOND Flick.

Period.

And, For The Bulk Of My Youth, It Honestly Was.

While It May Not Be MY FAVORITE Any Longer, It Remains A True Joy For Me To Kick-Back And Watch.

A VIEW TO A KILL” And “OCTOPUSSY” Actually Started My Personal Love Affair AND Adventure With Ole –007– And His Amazingly Wonderful World.

I Sincerely Haven’t Looked Back, Since.

I’ve Been Hooked From The Onset.

I Do So So SO Love This Movie, And Think It To Be Very Very VERY Underrated.

Yeah, I’ll Grant That ROGER MOORE Was A Little “Long-In-The-Tooth” At Times During This One.

It Can’t Be Denied, So I Won’t Even Try To Do So.

But, Did It Honestly Bother Me???

Nope.

NOT. AT. ALL.

I’m A Huge ROGER MOORE Fanboy.

He Shall Always AND Forever Be MY FAVORITE BOND, And It’s Pure Bliss For Me To Watch Him Go On A Mission As The World’s Most Famous Spy.

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A VIEW TO A KILL” Co-Stars CHRISTOPHER WALKEN As Our Baddie, The F-in’ Brilliantly Insane “MAX ZORIN“, Whom Is Hell-Bent On Destroying Silicon Valley, California, With A Man-Made MEGA-DISASTER!

He Wants To Corner The World’s Microchip Market, You See.

Honestly, He’s The Icing On The Sweet Sweet Cake That Is A ROGER MOORE Bond-Fest.

And, If CHRISTOPHER WALKEN Is The Icing, Then GRACE JONES As The Evil Henchwoman “MAY-DAY” Is The Strawberry On-Top!

(((I hate raw cherries, so those don't come anywhere near my sweet sweet cakes with icing!)))

Just Sayin’.

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This Flick Is Truly PRICELESS.

It’s Over-The-Top At Times, But It’s Totally Worth It, My Peeps.

The Chase Scene Going From The Eiffel Tower, And Ending With A Crashed Wedding On A Barge, Is Simply Wonderful FUN.

And, That’s Exactly What The Whole Flick Is…

FUN!!!

Sometimes, That’s Really All I’m Lookin’ For.

I’m Very Happy To Have Now Added This BOND Caper To My Blu-ray Collection, And Now I’m Going To Get Back To Watching It.

I’ve Likely Seen It 412’ish Times…

…BUT It Has Yet To Get Old.

OH, And Don’t Forget About The Film’s Theme Song!

It’s Performed By Another Person Favorite…

DURAN DURAN

!!! !!! !!!

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It’s STILL My Absolute Favorite BOND Theme Song.

Period Period Period.

Y’all Should Give This BOND Flick Another Chance, My Peeps.

It Is Deserving Of At Least That Much.

Who Knows, Maybe You’ll Encounter A New Found Appreciation For It.

I Know I Did, And I Already Really Enjoyed It.

You Just Can’t Beat JAMES BOND On The BLU-RAY!!!

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Happy Movie Watching, Kiddies!!!

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Quickly, What’s On Now?!? –SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND -007- In “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE” (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

I Consider…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

(1967)

…To Be The Most Underrated Of The…

SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND

…Adventure Epics…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Adventure At That, My Peeps!

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Was Directed By…

LEWIS GILBERT

…Whom Would Later Helm The JAMES BOND Adventures…

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

…And…

MOONRAKER

(1979)

…Both Of Which Are Personal FAVES Of FAVES!

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Alright, The Gist Of The Flick Is This:

The World Sits On The Brink Of WORLD WAR III.

An American Spacecraft Has Disappeared, Following An Encounter With An Unknown Spacecraft.

The Americans Are Blaming The Russians For Entire Incident.

(((Of Course They Are!)))

They (The Americans) Make It Known They’re Going To Launch Another Spacecraft In Just A Few Weeks.

If ANYTHING Happens To It, They Will Consider It An Act Of War!

The British Government, On The Other Hand, Does NOT Believe The Russians Are Responsible.

This, However, Must Be Proven Before Something Does Happen That Could Ignite The World Into Full-Scale Nuclear Armageddon!

Sooo…

…The British Government Fakes JAMES BOND‘s Death, Freeing Him To Go On The Hunt For The Truth.

They’re Sending BOND To Japan, Where They Believe The Before Mentioned “Unknown Spacecraft” Originated.

And Now, You Know The Basic Plot For This Epic Romp!

So, What’s Gonna Happen?

Did The Enemy Originate From Japan?

If So, Will BOND Be Able To Locate And Destroy Them In Time?

Or, Will The World Be Pushed Beyond Said Brink And Eventually Become A Giant Fireball In Space?

Hmm?

HMM?!?

Well…

…Wouldn’t Y’all Rather Watch It And Find-Out For Yourselves?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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I Will Tell You It’s A Helluva Ride, My Peeps, And A Helluva Lot Of Fun!!!

Some Of My Favorite Parts?!?

“LITTLE NELLY”

(((Trust Me, You'll Get It When You See It!)))

KEN ADAM‘s Eye-Popping Production Design.

NANCY SINATRA Beautifully Singing The Film’s Theme Song.

The Wonderfully Amazing VOLCANO LAYER.

But, Most Of All, My Favorite Part Is The Big Reveal Of JAMES BOND‘s Arch Enemy/Nemesis, “ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD“, Played To Creepy, Evil Perfection By An ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES Actor…

DONALD PLEASENCE

!!! !!!! !!!

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As I Said, I Consider This Flick…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…To Be The Most Underrated Of All Of The BOND Flicks To Star…

SEAN CONNERY

…And I Think You’ll Totally Understand Why Once You’ve Checked-It-Out.

Since We Only Live But Once, My Peeps, You Should Sincerely Check-Out…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Before You Finally Just, Ya Know, Check-Out.

Period.

Happy Movie Watching, My Peeps!!!

ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!

You Already KNOW I’m Doing So, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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Howdy Y’all…

…I’m Back From My Personal Mini-Vacation.

I Hadn’t Really Been Feeling It, In Regard To The Ole Blog.

So, I Decided To Take A Couple Days To Think It All Over.

And Now, Today, I’m Baaack!

I’ve Spent The Past Couple Days With My Nephew.

He’s In Town For A Visit, So I’ve Been Happily Enjoying Being Back In “Uncle Brad” Mode.

We’ve Already Had Plenty Of Fun.

We’ve Watched Some Quality Flicks.

We’ve Played Plenty Of Lego.

We’ve Played The Nintendo 3DS.

We’ve Played Outside In The Snow.

Tomorrow Is His Birthday.

I Can’t Believe He’ll Be Entering Into The Double-Digit Ages.

It Doesn’t Seem Possible That He’s Already Been Around For 10 Years!

Good God, It Makes Me Feel Ancient.

That’s A BIG Fo SHO.

ANYWAY…

…I’m Back Now To Piddle About With Y’all.

I’ve Got A Couple Projects I’ve Been Tinkering With So, Please, Stay Tuned.

Same Brad Time.

Same Brad Channel.

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HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE, My Peeps!!!

Hope It’s A Good One!!!

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

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Action Sequel Double-Shot: “THE EXPENDABLES 2” and “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” (2012)

Last Night, I Double-Dosed Myself On A Pair Of Action Sequels…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

(2012)

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…And…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

(2012)

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I Can EASILY Say This…

I Liked Both Flicks MORE Than Their Preceding Flicks, Fo SHO!

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In Regard To…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

…It Was One Of The MOST FUN Hardcore Action Cheese-Fests I’ve Ever Experienced.

Period.

I Had A Total BLAST Giving It A Go!

Almost All Of My Classic Faves Were Present!

SYLVESTER STALLONE

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

BRUCE WILLIS

CHUCK NORRIS

DOLPH LUNDGREN

…And…

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME

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WOOT!!!

Yeah.

It Was Fun, Fo Flippiddy-Flippin’ SHO!!!

And As For…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…I Can Tell You Was BETTER Than…

THE DARK KNIGHT

…Though, Sadly, That’s Not Saying Too Much.

I Didn’t Like…

THE DARK KNIGHT

…And Felt That…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…Was Fun, But Horribly OVER-LONG.

I Was Gearing-Up For A Big Finish…

…Only To Realize There Was Still An HOUR Left In It.

Sheesh.

BUT…

…It Was Pretty Entertaining.

I Liked It.

That’s About All I Did, Though.

I Haven’t Been Much Of A Fan Of This Batman Trilogy.

I Wanted To Be.

I Still Want To Be.

I’m Just, Ya Know, Kinda Not.

Oh Well.

Shit Happens.

My Bad.

ANYWAY.

You Know I Hate Spoilers, So I Won’t Delve Too Deeply Within These Two Flicks.

All I’ll Say Is The Same Thing I’ve Already Said…

…BOTH Were BETTER Than The Flicks That Preceded Them.

What More Could You Ask Of Me?!

What?!?

THE EXPENDABLES 2

…Was FUN.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

…Was FUN.

So, I Suppose Complaining Would Only Be Done In The Event Of An Argument.

Otherwise…

…Nah…

…I Won’t Complain.

I’ll Likely End-Up Owning Them Both.

Well…

…Okay…

…Perhaps I Won’t…

…But I’ll Buy Them For Someone Whom Has No Issues With Letting Me Borrow Them.

That Way I Don’t Feel Scummy Or Dirty.

I’ll Just Need Them Once A Year Or So.

That’s What I’m Banking-On, Anyway.

Sound Like A Plan To You?!

GREAT!!

It Does To Me, ALSO.

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“A SCENE Of HORROR” by Bradley Alan (Rated “R”)

Alright, My Peeps.

This Is A Tinkered-With Version Of Something I’d Written About A Decade Ago.

In 2003, Actually.

The Tinkering Part Is An Expansion Of The Setting Of The Scene.

The Actual Parts Of The People In The Scene Haven’t Been Much Tinkered-With At All.

I’ll Warn You Now…

…My Dream Of Writing, Especially When Thinking About Potential Movie Scenes, Or Screenplays, Etc, Has NEVER Been Geared Toward The Goal Of One-Day Winning An Academy Award.

Actually…

…I Never Considered Winning Any Awards For It.

I Wanted To Write “B-MOVIES“…

…Ya Know…

…More Like A “SYFY CHANNEL ORIGINAL” Type Of Film.

I’m Not So Good When It Comes To Dramatic Writing…

…Nor Really Comedy Writing, Either.

BUT…

…Boy, Oh Boy, Can I Write Some Quality CHEESE!

This Piece…

A SCENE Of HORROR

by Bradley Alan

…Is Exactly That.

It Was Written To, Hopefully, One Day Be Expanded To The Point Of Having An Entire Screenplay.

A CHEESE LADEN SCREENPLAY!

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It Really Is…

…(RATEDR“)…

…So If You’re Easily Offended By Harsh Language, I Doubt You’ll Like It So Much.

Fair Warning.

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Alright…

…Here We Go, Kiddies.

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I’ve Left The Setting Rather Ambiguous, As I’m Sure This Scene Could Be Used In A Couple Different Types Of Horror Flick.

Most Notably, I Think It Could Be Used For Something Like A Zombie Apocalypse Type Flick, Or Simply A Flick Where There’s A Small Group Of Folks On The Run From Someone, Or Something.

That’s Actually The Least Important Part Of What I’m Presenting Here, As I Was More Concerned About The Characters, And What They’ve Got Going On.

Whatever, Or Whom Ever, They’re Running From Is Obviously Bad Enough That The Small Group Of Folks Is Very Noticeably Shaken To The Point Of Hysteria.

The Scene Is Of A Small Group Of About 5 Or 6 People, Though Only Three People Are Participating In The Speaking Portions Of The Scene.

And Now To Begin

It’s The Dead Of Night.

(((Pun Totally Intended, By The Way.)))

GIRL #1:

(Sobbing, Hysterical)

We’re Going To Die! We’re ALL Going To Die, I Just Know It!

GUY #1:

(Almost Frantic, But Calmer Than The Rest Of Them)

LOOK, Just Shut The Fuck Up And Let Me THINK!

GIRL #1:

(Sobbing Harder Than Before, Much More Hysterical)

“But We’re Going To Die! They’re Going To Find Us! We’re Going To Die! I Know We Are!”

GUY #1:

(More Forceful Than Before)

Look You Crazy Bitch, I’ve Seen Enough Scary Movies To Know Your Hysterical Ass is No Good To Us Right Now! If You Don’t Shut The Fuck Up NOW, I’ll Kill You Myself Just To Save Everyone Else!

GIRL #1:

(Still Pretty Hysterical, But The Sobbing Has Suddenly Stopped)

HEY, Who The Hell Do You Think You Are! You…

GUY #1:

(Gets Up In GIRL #1's Face, He's Much More Forceful This Time)

ONE MORE FUCKIN’ WORD! JUST ONE FUCKIN’ MORE, AND I’LL DECK YOU! JUST ONE FUCKIN’ MORE!

GUY #2:

(Frantically Comes-Over To The Aide Of GIRL #1)

HEY! YOU CAN’T TALK TO HER THAT WAY! Y…

--(GUY #1 Totally Decks GUY #2 With A Savage Uppercut To The Chin)--
--(GUY #2 Falls Hard To The Ground, Totally Laid Out)--
--(GUY #1 Turns Toward GIRL #1)--

GUY #1:

(As Forcefully As Possible)

AND THAT GOES FOR YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE! I AM NOT GOING TO DIE OUT HERE BECAUSE Of YOU! YOU WANNA BITCH, SCREAM, OR ANY OTHER FUCKIN’ THING, FINE! BUT NOT WITHIN A HUNDRED FUCKIN’ MILES OF ME! GOT IT!?!?!

--((DEAD SILENCE))--

GUY #1:

(Still Forceful, But Noticeably Calmer)

Good! Now, Let’s Keep Moving!

GIRL #1:

(A Bit More Whiny Than Frantic, And Holding Back Tears)

And THEN WHAT!?

--(GUY #1 Begins Helping Up GUY #2)--

GUY #1:

(The Calmest He's Been Thus Far)

Try To Survive The Night.

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SCENE

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Like I Said, My Peeps…

…I Wanna Write A “B-Movie“…

…And That’s Exactly How This Was Thought-Out.

Not As Something To Be In Some Fancy-Ass Studio Drama….

…But As Something To Be On The “SYFY CHANNEL” On A Saturday Night!

A CHEESE-TASTIC CHEESE-FEST!!!

It Was Fun…

…Right?!?

?!?

Riiight?!?

?!?!?

(Not So) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER” (2012)

Alright…

…So I Did Get ’round To Watching (On The Blu-ray)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

…And…

…Well…

…What Can I Say?!

Hmm.

Well…

…Honestly…

I Had Fun.

Perhaps Even MORE Fun Than I Rightly Should Have.

Was It A Good Film?

Nah.

Not Really.

Was It A Sufficiently Sufficient “B-Movie”/Action/Horror/Schlock Flick?

Yeah.

Actually, It Was.

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Is It Gonna Win An “Oscar”?

Nah.

Not At All.

Is It Gonna Get A Couple “Razzie” Noms?

Yeah.

Actually, It (likely) Will.

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Do I Appear To Give A Rat’s Ass Either Way?

Nah.

Not Really.

Does That In Any Way Take Away From The Cheesy Pleasure I Received From Checking-It-Out?

NOT. AT. ALL.

Period.

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It Is Was It Is…

…It Is What It Was…

…It Is What It’ll Always Be…

Cheese-Tastic.

Is That EXACTLY What I Expected It To Be?

Yep.

TOTALLY!

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What?!

Oh, Like You Really Had High Hopes!!

You KNOW You Didn’t.

You KNEW What It Was Going To Be.

And It Was EXACTLY That.

Cheese-Tastic.

Period.

I’ve Seen Worse Flicks, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

I Loved RUFUS SEWELL As The Big Baddie Vamp “Adam”

…So That’s Nifty.

Mr. SEWELL Has Always Been A Personal Fave Of Mine.

A Very VERY Underrated Actor, To Say The Least.

He Helps The Flick Succeed Much More-So Than It Would Have Otherwise.

Or So I Believe.

THE BOTTOM LINE:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

…Is…

…Was…

…Always Will Be…

…BETTER…

…Than A Poke-In-The-Eye…

…With A Sharp-Stick…

…In A K-Mart Parking-Lot.

That’s Good Enough, Right?!

Riiight.

Good Enough, Indeed.

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The JAMES BOND Franchise… …In MY Opinion… Part I

Since There’s Been So Much JAMES BOND Attention Of Late, I Sincerely Wanted To Get-In On The Fun.

So…

…Here’s Just A Little Somethin’ Somethin’ To Quell My BOND‘IAN Urges!!!

THE FILMS

The Best“:

=

THUNDERBALL

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My Favorite“:

=

FOUR YOUR EYES ONLY

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The Worst“:

=

DIE ANOTHER DAY

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The Most Underrated“:

=

A TIE Between…

LICENCE TO KILL

And

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

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The Most Overrated“:

=

GOLDFINGER

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The Flick(s) I’ve Seen The Most“:

=

A TIE Between

OCTOPUSSY

And

A VIEW TO A KILL

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The Flick I’ve Seen The Least“:

=

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

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It’s All About Having FUN, My Peeps!

To ME…

…Blog Posts Like This Are Just Pure FUN FUN FUN!!!

I’m Having FUN

…And I Hope You Are, Also!!!

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