I Am About To Watch One Of These Two JAMES BOND Flicks. Which Would YOU Watch First???

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“SECONDS” (1966) – A Truly Forgotten Classic

ROCK HUDSON is The Star of JOHN FRANKENHEIMER’s 1966 Flick “SECONDS”

In MY Opinion, “SECONDS” is HUDSON’s BEST-EST-EST Flick, PERIOD. It’s A Rather Unique Blend of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Drama…

…That Truly Becomes An Even MORE-Unique THRILLER Because Of It All. Add In The Film is Directed By JOHN FRANKENHEIMER (“French Connection II”, “Black Sunday” & “Ronin”) and We’re Left With A TRUE-BLUE FORGOTTEN-CLASSIC!

What’s The Skinny On “SECONDS”?? Well… You Just Pay The Fee, And We’ll Fake Your Death, And You Can Get Out Of Your Current-Life, and Start Fresh & Anew Somewhere Else. Something MOST PEOPLE Have Thought About At-Least ONCE In Their Life…

…Only You’d Best Be Happy With The NEW-Life, Since All You Get Is ONE SECOND CHANCE. They Just Don’t Bother To Tell You That Part When You Sign-Up AND Go-Through-With-It The FIRST TIME!!!

SECONDS

A Truly UNIQUE Flick…

…And A Truly FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

I Can TOTALLY RECOMMEND It To ANYONE…

…Who’s A Fan Of SCI-FI, HORROR, DRAMA, THRILLER Films.

ESPECIALLY With…

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER In The Director’s Chair…

…And ROCK HUDSON Giving Us His BEST PERFORMANCE EVER!!!

CHECK IT OUT, My Peeps, Fo SHO!!!

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“You Don’t Know What Death Is.” –DR. SAM LOOMIS (Donald Pleasence in “HALLOWEEN II” (1981))

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HALLOWEEN II (1981)

(Totally NOT) Random Movie Mention (Special Edition): “THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD” (1958)

I’ve Been A Fan Of The Sinbad Films All Of My Life…

…But…

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

…Has Been My Absolute FAVE-FAVE Of The Entire Sinbad Saga.

Released In 1958…

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

…Also Stars My Favorite Actor To Portray The Character Of Sinbad…

KERWIN MATHEWS

KERWIN MATHEWS

…Though Mr. Mathews Is NOT The Major Selling Point For The Film.

No, That Honor Belongs To The Special-Visual-Effects WIZARDRY Of…

RAY HARRYHAUSEN

!!!

He’s The Man Responsible For The Visuals Of Other Such Classics As…

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG” (1949)

THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS” (1953)

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS” (1963)

…And Of Course…

THE CLASH OF THE TITANS” (1981)

!!!

You Should Trust Me On This One, My Peeps, When I Say…

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

…Is So So SO MUCH FUN!

I Recommend It To ANYONE Who’s A Fan Of Classic Monster Movies…

…Or Is A Fan Of AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL Special-Effects.

It Was Re-Released On DVD A Couple Years Ago…

…And The Film Transfer Is Absolutely GORGEOUS!

And If You’re Still Unsure About It…

…Even TIME MAGAZINE Says…

“ONE OF THE BEST MONSTER PICTURES EVER MADE.”

That Ain’t No Jive, My Peeps.

It Really Is A Classic Of The Genera.

Like I Said…

…You Should Trust Me On This One.

I Just Finished Watching It Right This Minute.

I’m On Full-Time Uncle Duty, At Present.

So, I’m Constantly Having To Find Ways To TRY And Entertain My Nephew.

Sooo, I Showed Him This One.

I Think He Really Enjoyed It.

Score One For Uncle Brad!!!

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“True. I Was Their Number-One Son, And They Treated Me Like Number-Two…”

“…But, Its HumanNature To Fear The Unusual.ย  Perhaps, When I Held My Tiffany BabyRattle With A Shiny Flipper Instead Of Five ChubbyDigits… …They Freaked.ย  But, I Forgive Them.”

OSWALD COBBLEPOT/”THE PENGUIN

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((Danny DeVito, “BATMAN RETURNS” (1992)))

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BRADLEY -Vs- “DARK CITY”: A Rematch 15 Years In The Making!

Opening Night.

1998.

I Was There.

I’ll Never Forget That Night, Honestly.

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My Friends And I Had Decided Long Before It Was Released We Would Be Seeing This One On Said Opening Night.

Back In The 1980s And 1990s, That’s What Everyone Did On A Friday Night. You’d Meet-Up With Your Friends And You’d Head To The Local Movie Theater.

It Was Almost Like A Ritual. We Simply HAD HAD HAD To Go See Something.

Living In A Small Midwestern Town, It’s What We Had To Do.

It Was Our Best Option For Having A Good Time. It Was Either That, Or Go Walk Around The Mall.

I Know, Right, We Were Lame.

ANYWAY…

…We All Loaded-Up And Drove A Few Towns Over To The Much Larger Theater.

It’s About A 25-Minute Drive.

(((well we probably made it in less than 20-minutes, but it's SUPPOSED to take longer)))

Upon Entering The Theater, I Was Immediately Horrified To Find It Totally Packed.

The Only Seats Left Weren’t Ideal, To Say The Least.

We Took Said Seats, Anyway.

We Weren’t About To Miss This Flick.

Period.

Sadly, The Theater Was BLAZING-ASS-HOT!

Not Hot As In “Hip & Cool”…

…No…

…I Mean It Was F-in’ HOT HOT HOT Like Hell’ishly HOT!

Like 714-Degrees HOT!

It Was February, And Therefore Cold Outside.

So, The Theater People Had The Heat Cranked Allllll The Way Up.

That’s How It Felt, Anyway.

Couple That With A Totally Packed House, And Yeah.

HOT HOT HOT!!!

The People Sitting In Front Of My Friends And I Never Stopped Gabbing. Someone’s Pocket-Pager Went Off Like 10-Times. I Couldn’t Follow The Plot Very Well Because Of The Distractions And Became Very Confused As To What The Hell Was Really Going On.

It Was All Too Much.

Add In The Fact That “DARK CITY” Is A Dark, Slower-Paced Thriller And It Becomes Easier To Understand Why I Left The Theater Afterward Vowing To NEVER Watch This Flick Ever Ever EVER AGAIN!

And I Didn’t.

For 15 Years, My Vow Stood Strong And Unwavering.

That Is, Until Very Recently.

Seeing “DARK CITY” On Opening Night Was THE WORST THEATER EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.

Period.

It Had Totally Tainted My View Of The Movie.

You See, I Took-Out My Frustrations Of The Night On The Film. I Shouldn’t Have, But I Did.

My Bad.

Upon Watching It Again, Finally, After 15 Years, I Finally Realized I Had Made A Horrid Mistake.

DARK CITY” Really Is A Quality Flick, My Peeps.

Watching It In The Comfort Of My Own Home, Without Distractions, I Was Able To Finally Appreciate It For What It Is.

A Very Good SCI-FI THRILLER.

It’s Well Acted.

(((starring RUFUS SEWELL, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, JENNIFER CONNELLY, and WILLIAM HURT)))

It’s Well Directed.

(((craftily done by ALEX PROYAS whom also directed another favorite of mine "THE CROW")))

The Sets And Special F/X Are Very Cool.

The Plot Can Be A Touch Confusing At Times, But You’ll Eventually Get It In The End.

All In All, I Was Saddened It Had Taken Me So Long To Finally Give It Another Chance.

BUT, In The End, I’m Super Glad I Did.

DARK CITY” Deserved Better Than What It Got.

It Deserved Better Than What I Gave It.

SO, Here I Am, Trying To Rectify The Problem.

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If You’ve Seen This One, GREAT.

If You’ve Not, Well, DO SO.

Some People Can’t Get Enough Of “DARK CITY“…

…Some People Can’t F-in’ Stand It.

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?!??!?

My Curiosity Abounds.

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13-In-’13: EXCUSE To FIGHT FLICKS: Part I

Since It Was Initially Mentioned To Me By A Close Friend, My Mind has Been Fluttering About Like Mad Over This First 13In’13 Of…

…Well…

2013.

Schlock’ish Action Is A True Passion Of Mine.

Always Has Been.

Since Early Childhood, I’ve Been Addicted To Flicks Where The Main Goal/Point Of The Whole Thing Is To Kick Someone’s Ass.

Period.

So…

…In That Regard…

…I Bring You My First Delving Into My Favorite…

EXCUSE To FIGHT FLICKS

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Today, I’ll Be Covering The Exploits Of THREE (3) Schlock’ish Action MASTERS:

CHUCK NORRIS

&

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME

&

STEVEN SEAGAL

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My Honorable Mention To This “13In’13” Has Already Become A Schlock’ish Action Classic, And I Felt It Deserved To Be On This List In Some Way…

THE EXPENDABLES 2

(2012)

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And Now, For The 13.

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((#13))

INVASION U.S.A.

(1985)

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((#12))

CYBORG

(1989)

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((#11))

MARKED FOR DEATH

(1990)

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BREAKER! BREAKER!

(1977)

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((#9))

TIMECOP

(1994)

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((#8))

OUT FOR JUSTICE

(1991)

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((#7))

HARD TO KILL

(1990)

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((#6))

IN HELL

(2003)

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(((#5)))

SILENT RAGE

(1982)

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(((#4)))

HARD TARGET

(1993)

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(((#3)))

UNDER SIEGE

(1992)

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(((#2)))

LONE WOLF McQUADE

(1983)

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(((((#1)))))

FIREWALKER

(1986)

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What Can I Say…

…These Flicks Make Me Smile.

Nothing Wrong With That, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

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I’ll Continue Tinkering With This Whole Concept.

For Now, I Just Wanted To Put Something Out That Would Make Y’all Smile A Bit.

Hope That’s A Big Ole…

MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED

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Have A Very Merry “DIRTY HARRY” Xmas!!!

So…

Not Doin’ A Lot, Today, Eh?

If You’re Reading This, That’s A Strong‘ish Possibility.

Unless, Well, You’re Really Just That Damned Devoted.

If So, That’s AWESOME And THANK YOU.

But, If You’re Just Reading This For The Sake Of Having Something To Do???

Well…

…THIS COULD HELP!!!

What Is It, You Ask?!

WELLLLL…

…Perhaps It’s Time For A…

DIRTY HARRYATHON!!!

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Maybe?!

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Me Thinks YES!!!

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The "DIRTY HARRY" Collection

TheDIRTY HARRYCollection !!!

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Shall We Begin At

…Hmm…

The Beginning?!

EXCELLENT CHOICE!!

I’ll Join You!!!

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1ST

((Arguably "THE BEST" Of Series, Or Is So Considered To Be By Most People.))

DIRTY HARRY

(1971)

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Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As (the now iconic) San Francisco Police Inspector…

HARRY CALLAHAN

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Also Starring

ANDREW J. “ANDYROBINSON

…As The Killer…

SCORPIO

And

JOHN VERNON

…As…

THE MAYOR Of SAN FRANCISCO

Produced AND Directed By

DON SIEGEL

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2ND

((Absolutely "THE MOST UNDERRATED" Of The Series, Fo Flippin' SHO, My Peeps!))

MAGNUM FORCE

(1973)

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Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

HAL HOLBROOK

…As The Sinister…

LT. BRIGGS

Directed By

TED POST

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3RD

((Sadly "THE WORST" Of The Series, Though It Is Still Pretty Good. It's Just Not As Good As The Others.))

THE ENFORCER

(1976)

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Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

TYNE DALY

…As Harry’s New Partner…

KATE MOORE

Directed By

JAMES FARGO

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4TH

((Totally "MY FAVORITE" Of The Series, By Far Far FAR!!!))

SUDDEN IMPACT

(1983)

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Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

With

SONDRA LOCKE

…As The Vigilante…

JENNIFER SPENCER

And

PAT HINGLE

…As…

CHIEF JANNINGS

Produced AND Directed By

CLINT EASTWOOD

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5TH

((Very Much "THE WILD CARD" Of The Series, As There Are Some Whom Think It The Worst, While Others Think It Pretty Damned Good.))

THE DEAD POOL

(1988)

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Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

LIAM NEESON

…As Film-Maker…

PETER SWAN

Directed By

BUDDY VAN HORN

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With Five (5) Flicks To Choose From, I’m Not Going To Try Telling Y’all How You Should Handle Watching Them.

Some Prefer The Classic Approach Of Starting With The First Flick, And Rolling Forward Through To The Last Flick.

Some Prefer To Watch Them By Order Of Their Favorites.

Whether You’re Watching Them Worst-To-Best

Best-To-Worst

Favorite-To-Least-Favorite

Least-Favorite-To-Favorite

Backward

Forward

Side-To-Side

With-A-Shimmy

IT DOESN’T MATTER!

You’re Going To Do It YOUR OWN WAY, Regardless Of What I Say.

I’m Just Planting A Seed, Here, My Peeps.

YOU Needed Something To Do.

I Needed Something To Do.

So, WE Are Working TOGETHER!

WE Are ALL In This Thing TOGETHER!!

That’s Just LIFE, My Peeps.

I Sure Hope This Helped Ya.

Have A Very MerryDIRTY HARRYXmas!!!

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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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